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Re: [ufodiscussion] Bill Gates\Warrior?

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  • Dex
    I wasn t aware of this.. Thank you much Regan. I m beginning to get profusely confounded. Dex ... ingredient ... in ... then ... particular ... Omidyar ...
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      I wasn't aware of this..
      Thank you much Regan. I'm beginning to get profusely confounded.


      > I notice that the US military is keeping ominously quiet during
      > these proceedings. Although you would think from this article that no
      > significant research has been done to develop a malaria vaccine, in fact a
      > lot of research has been done for many years, originally in China before
      > western commercial interests got interested in the startling Chinese
      > results. The Chinese had discovered that a common herb was an effective
      > cure for malaria but of course the western drug companies were not
      > interested in growing herbs. They wanted to identify the active
      > in the herb and then synthesise it in laboratories in order to market it
      > a controllable fashion as a vaccine. They succeeded in doing this and
      > the US military moved in and acquired the patents, which they still hold.
      > The result - an effective malaria vaccine suppressed by the US military.
      > Not only this, but its possession of the patent-rights means that the Bill
      > and Melinda Gates Foundation will be blocked from utilising that
      > vaccine if they should rediscover it. Unless, perhaps, they would care to
      > negotiate a deal with the US military?
      > Isn't it miraculous how power and wealth on this planet flow
      > inexorably, like water under the pull of gravity, into the greedy grasp of
      > the super-secret US military-industrial-political complex?
      > Regan
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Dex
      > To: Zuriah Shara
      > Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 6:58 PM
      > Subject: [ufodiscussion] Bill Gates\Warrior?
      > 'There's no reason only poor people should get malaria': The moment Bill
      > Gates released jar of mosquitoes at packed conference
      > By David Gardner
      > Last updated at 6:36 PM on 05th February 2009
      > It was a show-stopping move by any standards.
      > Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft and a renowned
      > philanthropist, let loose a swarm of mosquitoes at a technology conference
      > in California to highlight the dangers of malaria.
      > �Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,� the Microsoft founder yelled at a
      > well-heeled crowd at a technology conference in California.
      > �I brought some,� he added. �Here, I�ll let them roam around � there is no
      > reason only poor people should be infected.�
      > He let the shocked audience sweat for a minute or so before assuring them
      > that the freed insects were malaria- free.
      > But that didn�t satisfy all the attendees.
      > �That�s it. I am not sitting up front anymore,� eBay founder Pierre
      > said.
      > The stunt was an attempt by Gates � who quit Microsoft last year to
      > concentrate on his charity work - to hammer home the importance of malaria
      > prevention.
      > It is one of the pet projects of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
      > announced last year it was donating �115 million to help develop a vaccine
      > for the deadly disease.
      > Up to 2.7 million people a year still die of malaria each year, 75 per
      > of them African children.
      > Although malaria has been eradicated in most countries with temperate
      > climates, it is still prevalent on continents like Africa and Asia, which
      > have tropical or subtropical climates.
      > Gates was speaking at the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference
      > Long Beach, California which attracts the great and the good from the
      > of science, technology, business, entertainment and academia.
      > The organisers of the TED conference said it was an 'amazing moment' and
      > provided the audience with 'food for thought'.
      > Chris Anderson, curator of the show, quipped that the moment should be
      > headlined, 'Gates releases more bugs into the world'.
      > Gates said more money was being spent finding a cure for baldness than
      > developing drugs to combat malaria.
      > 'Now, baldness is a terrible thing and rich men are afflicted,' he joked.
      > 'That is why that priority has been set.
      > 'The market does not drive scientists, thinkers, or governments to do the
      > right things. Only by paying attention and making people care can we make
      > much progress as we need to.'
      > He called for greater distribution of insect nets and other protective
      > and revealed that an anti-malaria vaccine funded by his foundation and
      > currently in development would enter a more advanced testing phase in the
      > coming months.
      > 'I am an optimist; I think any tough problem can be solved,' he said.
      > Malaria: The facts
      > Malaria is one of the biggest killers in the developing world. Most
      > casualties occur in sub-Saharan Africa, where the most deadly strain of
      > malaria is prevalent.
      > The disease is caused by a parasite transmitted by certain types of
      > mosquitoes. Symptoms usually begin with a high fever, neck and back pain
      > progress to shivering, vomiting and convulsions. Children are particularly
      > vulnerable.
      > Although pills exist that can help prevent malaria, there is currently no
      > vaccine. Preventative medication is used mainly by travellers and is not
      > available to the vast majority of people living in the Third World.
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