Sunday, July 09, 2006

They Make of Themselves, a Caricature.

Most recently with the HPV vaccine and now this:

"The last thing the Third World needs is more population control, because their populations are already facing dramatic aging, but they don't have anything like the financial resources we do to take care of all these older people."”

"...Gates' and Buffett's philanthropy is a "bomb" in its own right."

Yes, the evil billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are jeopardizing the economies of the developing world by donating their billions to improve healthcare. It seems that Warren designated a portion of the $35 billion he gave away to fund improvements in women's healthcare in the developing world. And since some women, if given access to adequate healthcare, will choose to do horrible things like: take birth control pills, have abortions when they can't afford to have more children, use condoms,.... Focus on the Family's Carrie Gordon Earll wants us to fight back against the billionaires:

"We don't have to be Bill and Melinda Gates or Warren Buffett to make a difference.

"If there are enough of us together, we can counter their efforts."

You're right Carrie! I think I'll go to Africa and take a crap in some village's well. Damn that Bill Gates, giving them clean drinking water!

"Population control is quite literally destroying much of the Third World," he(Joseph D'Agostino of the Population Research Institute-ed.) said. "Even in Mexico, the birthrate is below replacement level. And over time, since there are not enough children being born to replace the population, they are not going to have enough workers. They are going to have these old people who are going to retire, and there are not going to be enough workers there to support them — and these countries are facing, in the long-term, financial collapse."”


The replacement rate to maintain a constant population size is 2.1%. Fertility in Mexico is 20.69 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

20.69/1000= 2.069

2.1 vs 2.069. He means a very, very lonnnnnggggg term financial collapse.

OK, so Mexico is safe, what about the countries where Bill and Warren are sending all that money?

Lets take a look at some numbers shall we?

South Africa 42.73
Malawi 41.7
Sierra Leone 40.22
Zambia 40.03
Mozambique 39.82
Liberia 39.65
Zimbabwe 39.29
Angola 38.62
Lesotho 34.4
Botswana 33.74
Swaziland 32.62
TOTAL 422.82
AVERAGE 38.43818

Wow!! That’s a lot of money!

Except...

it's not.

Those aren’t dollar figures, they’re life expectancies.

Not enough workers to support retirees? Yeah right. Maybe someday, if they have enough: food, clean water, medicine, vaccines, .... one or two people might make it to retirement age.

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Comments on "They Make of Themselves, a Caricature."

 

Anonymous Chris Noble said ... (7/12/2006 8:48 PM) : 

Here are some more chilling statistics.

Mortality due to HIV and TB in South Africa

 

Blogger Pharma Bawd said ... (7/13/2006 9:06 PM) : 

Thanks Chris. That's appalling!

Is that increase due to lack of access to anti-retrovirals because of Mbeki's HIV denial? Or would it be happening anyway? Even with anti-retrovirals?

 

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