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Comment Re:It'll never make it through FDA trials (Score 1) 521

Of course not. That just goes to prove that real advances and cures only come about when there is a substantial amount of money to be made. Curing cancer is a waste of time to these companies. The logic (oversimplified of course), sounds a lot like this:

"What?! someone's found a way to cure cancer?!"


"Can we make money on this?"

"Well we could for a few years... Then it goes the way of the common cold"

"Clearly for the good of the people... We should make sure that this gets NO FRIGGIN FUNDING AT ALL!"

"Well I guess we could do the ol' -- 'Reefer Madness' game on this... It seemed to work last time"

"OK... Sounds good! But make sure we get some really good marketing on this one!"

Yeah that sounds about right... Kind of hard to argue against that logic when there is no attempt to really hide the facts.

Comment Re:I'd never do it, but (Score 1) 783

I do not believe you know what you speak of. You are provided with the tools you need to do your job. I am awfully sorry that you are no longer allowed to watch YouTube or work on your MySpace/FaceBook page, but those are the breaks. If you are not one of "those people", the you are the exception... Not the rule. However, based upon your previous statement "I'm Less inclined to do my job...", you are the latter and not the former. Since I speak in general terms, I hope you understand this is a general statment which is often true of most end-users. Watch YouTube or go to your favorite joke/streaming media sites at home.

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Taxpayers Fund AIG Lawsuit Against US 784

AIG, now infamous for their executive bonuses, has decided that the $200 billion they received from the government is not nearly enough and is suing the government for the return of $306 million in tax payments. "AIG is effectively suing its majority owner, the government, which has an 80 percent stake and has poured nearly $200 billion into the insurer in a bid to avert its collapse and avoid troubling the global financial markets. The company is in effect asking for even more money, in the form of tax refunds. The suit also suggests that AIG. is spending taxpayer money to pursue its case, something it is legally entitled to do. Its initial claim was denied by the Internal Revenue Service last year."

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