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‘Comedy Gives Back’ Proves People Can Make a Difference — But Not the Way They Expected

Just keep telling the truth. It may take years, but sometimes we "crazy right wingers" change minds and get results.

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Kathy Shaidle

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October 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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So being a genetically programmed pessimistic misanthrope and contrarian, I was all geared up to bash Comedy Gives Back.

This 24-hour telethon airing November 6-7 is raising money for “Malaria No More, a charitable organization striving to end deaths from malaria.”

My immediate reaction was, “Oh, great. More damn mosquito nets.”

See, liberal idiots have been pushing mosquito nets on Africans for generations as a way to (sort of) prevent malaria, when every smart conservative knows there’s already a cheap, easy, safe, proven way to prevent malaria: spraying DDT all over the joint.

Alas, thanks to colossal fraud Rachel Carson, her privileged know-nothing admirers, and all their junk science, most folks still think DDT makes people sick.

DDT’s exaggerated dangers were debunked long ago, but so many progressives cling to emotion and dramatic narratives over cold hard facts — no matter how many black strangers have to die so white leftists can keep feeling self-righteous.

I figured the folks at Malaria No More were still pushing the anti-DDT message, one that would get a boost after A-list comics like Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, Eugene Mirman and Kevin Nealon performed on the Comedy Gives Back telethon.

Then I visited MalariaNoMore.org.

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mosquitoes not only carry malaria, they also carry W. Nile Virus, equine encephalitis (rare but can be contracted by humans) Yellow fever, encephalitis, heartworm (dogs) and dengue fever.

and with the *cough*immigration today, we are all at risk of getting these, even if some are 3rd world diseases .
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my friend's step-mother makes $76 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 10 months but last month her income was $17168 just working on the internet for a few hours. original site----www.Rush64.ℂom
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Kathy: "If it hadn’t been for “crazy right wingers” challenging the received liberal wisdom about the “evils” of DDT all these years..." Well, yes, but as always, who will get credit for the changes: liberals. The media will never say, "We had it wrong, we've been corrected." Follow the history of the California MBTE crisis of a few year ago as an example in miniature. Global Warming will be the same. Never expect a backlash by the media against the liberals who sold them a bill of goods, or for them to switch to the other side, admitting, "Wow, conservatives had it right." Don't ever expect that, ever. As a conservative, I have never expected gratitude from anybody, especially liberals; their thanks would be excrement anyway.
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mosquitoes not only carry malaria, they also carry W. Nile Virus, equine encephalitis (rare but can be contracted by humans) Yellow fever, encephalitis, heartworm (dogs) and dengue fever.

and with the *cough*immigration today, we are all at risk of getting these, even if some are 3rd world diseases .
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Yup, Mule Team, cough, cough. I know this well. Yellow fever has just been detected, cough, cough, in mosquitoes trapped in California. There is positive side to this: they were detected, cough, cough, in Menlo Park, just a stone's throw from Stanford University.
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When my Dad was in the army (Korean War era) they had a lice issue. So they brought in a bunch of guys in protective suits, and they sprayed the whole unit - all of the soldiers, no protective anything, that is - with DDT They got the runs, nothing more.
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Funny thing thing about liberals is that they love to rail against things for which they have no skin in the game. DDT, BPA, GMF, etc. are all things that they perceive can be eliminated without affecting them too much. Malaria, food shortages, material costs, jobs, not really a factor in suburbia. But something like talking on the cell phone while driving, they'd never consider a wholesale ban because that would directly affect them. As for safety, if it's somebody else creating a theoretical danger, we better ban it. If they themselves are doing something actually proven unsafe, then it's not so ban worthy.
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Like saving a few bucks by pumping your own gas and breathing in a carcinagen.
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