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Mike Lester

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Lester wants to improve the public dialogue. Cool. Kudos to Lester. A Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll found that people who watched or listened to no news were better informed than those who watched Fox “News.” Are you reading this, Lester?

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    There’s no bumper sticker on the alien spacecraft. :-(
    I’m disappointed, and disillusioned. I’m pulling my Mike Lester subscription.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 3 years ago

    Punctuation is key. I´d hate to lose bacon that makes you skinny :(

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    CNN thought Bieber was big enough news to do a half hour on him last night. A half hour! For crying out loud! He’s only an entertainer! I didn’t watch)

  5. Baleine

    Baleine said, almost 3 years ago

    This has nothing to do with the free market. The only motivating factor for cancer research is fear of death. Even the rich are scared of a slow painful bed ridden death.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    The Canadian government isn’t exactly socialist (the governing party is Conservative), but it does fund medical research, including research on AIDS:
    “Government of Canada and its partners invest in a cure for HIV

    Montreal (November 28, 2013) – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced funding for new research that aims to find a cure for HIV and contribute to the global effort to put an end to AIDS.
    “Our Government remains committed to improving the health and quality of life for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS”, said Minister Ambrose. “Scientific evidence is growing indicating that the time to increase our efforts in the search for a cure is now. The research announced today will make an important contribution to the global effort to find a cure for HIV.”
    Today’s announcement includes funding for two research projects:
    •Dr. Eric Cohen at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal will lead the Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise: a collaboration of leading Canadian HIV researchers aimed at finding new approaches to curing HIV infection.
    •Dr. Hugo Soudeyns at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine will lead a project focused on curing babies and children who acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy.
    The projects are funded through the Canadian Initiative for HIV Cure Research, a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) and the International AIDS Society (IAS). The initiative is aligned with the priorities of Towards an HIV Cure, a global scientific strategy led by the IAS."
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    I’m sure the US government also funds AIDS research big time.

  7. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    NO!!! Just because that’s what the media, in ALL their wisdom and we know how much that is, have decided that the viewing public is dumb as rocks on drugs doesn’t mean they are. They’re just HOPING we are.

  8. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “…very few people were watching MSNBC, and those that were watching were mostly retarded.” The question is, were they before they began watching MSNBC?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Just your type, eh?

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah yes, alternative “news” media broadcast from inside your tinfoil hat, the perfect place to avoid “socialist” contamination of your mind with a little reality. Supplemented of course with core values from the king of Oxycontin! Ditto, ditto, ditto, heads.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    For the same reason any portion of your taxes is spent on research to cure any other disease affecting the nation.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    It has been in the past, and is now still quite possible for even so called “normal” people to contract aids through such as contamination of public rest rooms, or even the blood supply (although this is now less than it was in the beginning of AIDS awareness). Not only that, but as a civilized society should we not spend our funding on searching for a cure to a disease that causes so much pain and suffering of our fellow human beings?

  13. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 3 years ago

    It used to, but its audience is shrinking almost as quickly as it’s aging.

    In addition, those who use FOX for their main—or only—source of news are worse informed than those using any other broadcast or printed media this side of the National Enquirer.

  14. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 3 years ago

    The POLITICO article is good, but this one from THE WRAP is more comprehensive: “Cable News Ratings 2013: Fox Tops While CNN Slides Into Second”

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