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How much of a humanitarian are you ? If you had the cure for a large scale terminal disease....

7figz
7figz Still don’t nothing move but the moneyMembers Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2013 in The Social Lounge
Would you...

(🤬 thread, but it's the 1st of the month so 🤬 it)

How much of a humanitarian are you ? If you had the cure for a large scale terminal disease.... 22 votes

Give it away for free.
40%
janklowblakfyahkingKaicobblandVIBEKnives AmilliSneakDZAwharSquidward Tentacles 9 votes
Give it only to your peoples (peepz you know, your fam, your race, etc...)
9%
unspoken_respectmy self 2 votes
Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
50%
DupacCracceRCainBussy_Getta NothingButTheTruthStoneColdMikeynumbaz...80's babyLou CypherAristo_V300Lady_ZeeGold_Certificate 11 votes

Comments

  • Bussy_Getta
    Bussy_Getta STFUMembers Posts: 37,679 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
    monies
  • Lou Cypher
    Lou Cypher Make Reasonable Choices. H. E. Double Hockey SticksMembers Posts: 52,521 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
  • Dupac
    Dupac Retired PurgatoryMembers, Writer Posts: 68,365 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
    i ain't taking it to my grave, but i damn sure wanna get paid for it....
  • Cain
    Cain The audacity of you fuck niggas Cyttorax DimensionMembers, Moderators Posts: 44,543 Regulator
    edited August 2013
    Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
    I would get paid off of it BUT have the price set at a low scale so most to all could afford it and I would also patent it so no copies of it could be reproduced.
  • 7figz
    7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, y'all some cold motherfuckaz.
  • Bong Water
    Bong Water Members Posts: 70 ✭✭✭
    Terminal disease like non-contagious? No. "It interferes with my belief structure". Antidote to something like e-bola? No. I am against interfering a natural process, even if introduced un-naturally.
  • Squidward Tentacles
    Squidward Tentacles Members Posts: 189 ✭✭✭
    Give it away for free.
    i would try to give it away for free as best i could but mass production and shipping on a global scale would cost millions. so either i would need to already be a millionaire when i got said cure or someone would need to float me the cash.
  • 7figz
    7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't front though, knowing how evil some motherfuckas are (like some white folks, and governments and 🤬 ).

    Those motherfuckas probably sitting on cures and creating new diseases like it ain't nothing and in that case, it might make me want to not give that 🤬 away at all.
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    Give it away for free.
    where is my option for "not give it away, because diseases are cool as hell and who am i to wipe one out?"

    seriously, though, you have to make that stuff available to the masses. come on, you heartless internet dudes

    plus, let's be honest: in this media-hungry age, if you pass up a chance to cash in to release the cure to the masses, you're STILL going to ultimately cash in
  • cobbland
    cobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Members Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Give it away for free.
    The people who will need it most won't be able to afford it.
    To me it makes sense to give it away for free.

    I'm not evil like Bill Gates and those of his ilk.
    cobbland wrote: »
    MOYERS: But did you come to reproductive issues as an intellectual, philosophical pursuit? Or was there something that happened? Did come up on… was there a revelation?

    GATES: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it's fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.

    My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go. So I always knew there was something about really educating people and giving them choices in terms of family size.

    http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html

    Bill Gates: Killing Africans For Profit & Mr. Bush's Bogus Aids Offer

    By Greg Palast

    Monday July 14, 2003: Bring back Jayson Blair! The New York Times has eliminated the scourge of plagiarized journalism by eliminating journalism altogether from its front page.
    Check this Sunday's edition: "Bill Gates is no ordinary philanthropist," gushes a Times reporter named Stephanie Strom, re-writing one of the digital diva's self-loving press releases. Gates has saved 100,000 lives by providing vaccines to Africans, gushes Stephanie, according to someone on the payroll of . Bill Gates. And he's making drugs for Africans, especially for AIDS victims, "cheaper and easier." Stephanie knows because she asked Bill Gates himself!

    Then we get to the real point of this journalistic Lewinsky: "Those who think of Mr. Gates as a ruthless billionaire monopolist . may find it hard to reconcile that image with one of a humorously self-deprecating philanthropist."

    Actually, that's not hard at all.

    Stephanie, let me let you in on a little secret about Bill and Melinda Gates so-called "Foundation." Gate's demi-trillionaire status is based on a nasty little monopoly-protecting trade treaty called "TRIPS" - the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights rules of the World Trade Organization. TRIPS gives Gates a hammerlock on computer operating systems worldwide, legally granting him a monopoly that the Robber Barons of yore could only dream of. But TRIPS, the rule which helps Gates rule, also bars African governments from buying AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis medicine at cheap market prices.

    Example: in June 2000, at the urging of Big Pharma, Bill Clinton threatened trade sanctions against Argentina for that nation's daring to offer low-cost drugs to Southern Africa.

    Gates knows 🤬 well that the "intellectual property rights" laws such as TRIPS - which keep him and Melinda richer than Saddam and the Mafia combined -- are under attack by Nelson Mandela and front-line doctors trying to get cheap drugs to the 23 million Africans sick with the AIDS virus. Gate's brilliant and self-serving solution: he's spending an itsy-bitsy part of his monopoly profits (the $6 billion spent by Gates' foundation is less than 2% of his net worth) to buy some drugs for a fraction of the dying. The bully billionaire's "philanthropic" organization is currently working paw-in-claw with the big pharmaceutical companies in support of the blockade on cheap drug shipments.

    Gates' game is given away by the fact that his Foundation has invested $200 million in the very drug companies stopping the shipment of low-cost AIDS drugs to Africa.

    Gates says his plan is to reach one million people with medicine by the end of the decade. Another way to read it: he's locking in a trade system that will block the delivery of cheap medicine to over 20 million.

    The computer magnate's scheme has a powerful ally. "The president could have been reading from a script prepared by Mr. Gates," enthuses the Times' cub reporter, referring to Mr. Bush's AIDS plan offered up this week to skeptical Africans. The US press does not understand why Africans don't jump for Bush's generous offer. None note that the money held out to the continent's desperate nations has strings attached or, more accurately, chains and manacles. The billions offered are mostly loans at full interest which may be used only to buy patent drugs at a price several times that available from other nations. What Africans want, an end to the devastating tyranny of TRIPS and other trade rules, is dismissed by the Liberator of Baghdad.

    We are all serfs on Microsoft's and Big Pharma's 'intellectual property.' If Gates' fake philanthropy eviscerates the movement to free Africans from the tyranny of TRIPS, then Bill and Melinda's donations could have the effect of killing more Africans than then even their PR agents claim they have saved. And for our own Republic, we can only hope that when the bully-boy billionaire injects his next wad of loot into the Bush political campaign, he uses a condom.

    Greg Palast is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Subscribe to his writings for Britain's Observer and Guardian newspapers, and view his investigative reports for BBC Television's Newsnight, at www.GregPalast.com.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4103.htm

    "Although Bill Gates might try to say that the Foundation is not linked to his business, all it proves is the opposite: most of their donations end up favoring the commercial investments of the tycoon, not really "donating" anything, but instead of paying taxes to state coffers, he invests his profits in where it is favorable to him economically, including propaganda from their supposed good intentions," wrote Silvia Ribeiro in the Mexican news source La Jornada back in 2010.

    "On the contrary, their 'donations' finance projects as destructive as geoengineering or replacement of natural community medicines for high-tech patented medicines in the poorest areas of the world ... Gates is also engaged in trying to destroy rural farming worldwide, mainly through the 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' (AGRA). It works as a Trojan horse to deprive poor African farmers of their traditional seeds, replacing them with the seeds of their companies first, finally by genetically modified (GM)."

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035105_Bill_Gates_Monsanto_eugenics.html#ixzz2NjlWToB7

    Drugs firm blocks cheap blindness cure

    Company will only seek licence for medicine that costs 100 times more


    Sarah Boseley, health editor
    The Guardian, Friday 16 June 2006

    A major drug company is blocking access to a medicine that is cheaply and effectively saving thousands of people from going blind because it wants to launch a more expensive product on the market.

    Ophthalmologists around the world, on their own initiative, are injecting tiny quantities of a colon cancer drug called Avastin into the eyes of patients with wet macular degeneration, a common condition of older age that can lead to severely impaired eyesight and blindness. They report remarkable success at very low cost because one phial can be split and used for dozens of patients.

    But Genentech, the company that invented Avastin, does not want it used in this way. Instead it is applying to license a fragment of Avastin, called Lucentis, which is packaged in the tiny quantities suitable for eyes at a higher cost.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/jun/17/health.medicineandhealth



  • konceptjones
    konceptjones Old School Playa Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 13,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it's something like a cure for type-1 diabetes, you'll be murdered before you could go public with it even if you were gonna make money offa it.
  • Knives Amilli
    Knives Amilli Members Posts: 4,632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Give it away for free.
    Give it away. Id like to make a huge significant change in the world if I say could cure cancer.
  • UPTOWN
    UPTOWN Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 13,009 Regulator
    im charging based on ppls income ... so if your broke then you get it for free
  • CracceR
    CracceR ૐ☯★♑☮⌘ Members Posts: 4,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monetize that 🤬 and get paid, or else take it to your grave.
    rich ppl have to pay
    poor ppl get it for free