From the comments:
I thought you might be interested in the further degradation of this once-great state.
If it weren’t for r/K I probably would just be confused about articles like these, but now it makes sense. Even the cuckservative’s cuckservatives, Californian Republicans, see how retarded this is. The argument for it is basically “Come on, we’ve moved past this!”
I particularly noted this section:
“Medical advances in recent years that developed anti-retroviral medicines have allowed people to extend their lives significantly. Some 18.2 million people are on the medications. The number of people who died from AIDS worldwide dropped from 2 million in 2005 to 1.1 million last year, many in Third World countries where access to expensive medicines is limited.
The monthly HIV treatment regimen costs range from $2,000 to $5,000, according to the California Department of Public Health.
‘These regimens have to be taken daily throughout a person’s life to help them live a normal lifespan,’ the agency said in a statement. ‘With the life expectancy for HIV patients increasing, the lifetime cost of treatment in today’s terms is estimated at more than a half-million dollars.’”
Okay, wow, that’s great, instead of dying they just spend $2,000 to $5,000 a month on drugs. I did the math and assuming we take the mid-range number, ($3,500 a month), it costs $42,000 a year to support an HIV patient, and assuming they live 40 more years after being infected around the age of 30 (a “normal lifespan” as the article claims) it would cost $1,680,000 to pay for one person’s meds. And this is all for ONE disease. Article doesn’t say who’s paying; that’s interesting considering an average person would have to invest their entire salary leaving nothing for anything else just for the medication. Only somebody designed for free resources could not see a problem here.
And that’s not even touching on the moral issues. Personally, I believe if you engage in an activity that is very likely to spread a nasty infectious disease to someone, and you don’t even bother to tell them, you should be executed, or at least thrown in jail for life. It’s simply gross negligence – even a sputtering retard could say “I have HIV.”
“The measure has drawn support from gay rights groups including Equality California, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project and the Transgender Law Center, as well as the Sex Workers Outreach Project.”
Before r/K I would’ve been very confused about this. Gays, trannies, and sex workers are all much more likely to get HIV then your average straight man or woman. If I were gay (or a tranny, or a sex worker, perhaps all three knowing the overlap) I’d fight tooth and nail to keep it a felony or even increase the punishment. r’s simply don’t care though. What’s some more dead bodies and empty treasuries when there’s a slight chance you might not get your fifth blowjob of the week?
In a test of shifting attitudes about HIV, a group of state lawmakers has proposed that it no longer be a felony for someone to knowingly expose others to the disease by engaging in unprotected sex and not telling the partner about the infection.
The measure by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and others would make such acts a misdemeanor, a proposal that has sparked opposition from Republican lawmakers.
The same downgrade in crime level would apply to people who donate blood or semen without telling the blood or semen bank that they have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, or have tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the precursor to AIDS.
I couldn’t have written this up any better than the reader.
One of the reasons I do not expect this blog to become wildly popular is that after reading it for a couple of weeks, any reader will innately see what is written here, and as a result the blog postings will be come like an endless stream of obvious observations. The sky is blue. The clouds are white. Grass is green. And so on.
That is a double edged sword. On the one hand, this site will not end up with Drudge-levels of readership. But on the other hand, r/K is highly infective, and once you acquire it, there is no cure, and no stopping the progression of the idea’s molding of your mind. Soon, everything is r or K, and it is a basic part of how you see the world.
Because of that, I have to think the idea will spread.