Discussing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, DC

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook note of my friend Cecily M, entitled, “Guest Writer: HIV/AIDS”…


Cecily M.: Hey folk. I’d like to believe that I know a bunch of articulate, intellectual, informed, individuals. Yesterday, my cousin/homie posted a note about HIV/AIDS. She wanted some dialogue about the topic. Unfortunately, the people didn’t really respond. Those that did created quite an interesting dialogue. But for this thing to be such an epidemic, it was interesting to see the lack of interest. To me, it almost explains the epidemic. Could it be our indifference?

Today, I’ve copied and pasted her note here. I want you to read and I want you to comment. Cuz I know that you are at work right now, doing nothing. That’s why 12 of my friends are already on facebook with green dots. The rest of you are here too, probably in invisible mode. Read and respond folk. Let’s get it!


Coleen writes:

GM all! I have something on my mind. I was talking to my doctor last week Thursday and we were in the room chatting about African American people having the highest HIV/AIDS percentage in the nation. Please read the facts below.

She then told me a story, “I recently went to a medical conference and an African man was speaking to other doctors and he stated “Why are American women so desperate?” At first I was offended, but I thought to myself, he’s right”

My question to my facebook reader’s men and women: Is American women desperate? And are we really the cause of spreading STD’s and HIV/AIDS so rapidly?

Let’s talk about it!!!

Fact: At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a “generalized and severe” epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow.

That translates into 2,984 residents per every 100,000 over the age of 12 — or 15,120 — according to the 2008 epidemiology report by the District’s HIV/AIDS office.

“Our rates are higher than West Africa,” said Shannon L. Hader, director of the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration, who once led the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s work in Zimbabwe. “They’re on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Discussing the Illusion of Change Under Obama

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The Obama Deception“…

Rayn: The Obama Deception:

I just finished watched Alex Jones’ new documentary exposé, “The Obama Deception.” It is a must see!

Katherine C.: Oh god…is he gonna be all evil and fuck with us 4 the next 4-8 years?

RaynIf you’d like to understand what’s in store for America, watch the video I posted, entitled “The Obama Deception”.

Also, here’s the link to an informative article, entitled “This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House,” written by author Jeremy Scahill in November 2008:

Unsurprisingly, Mainstream Media Monopoly Doesn’t See Baxter Story as “Newsworthy”

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Live Avian Flu Virus Found in Baxter Vaccines Sent to 18 Countries“…

Baxter International Inc. Pharmaceutical Company

Baxter International Inc. Pharmaceutical Company

Rayn: Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries:

Illinois-based pharmaceutical company, Baxter International, was caught this month attempting to distribute Influenza vaccines contaminated with deadly live Avian Flu Virus to 18 different countries around the world, putting the entire human population at risk, and almost causing a global avian flu pandemic. Upon discovering both H5N1, and the human form, H3N2, in what should have been flu vaccines, the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada thwarted the efforts of Baxter International by alerting the World Health Organization, who took quick and decisive action to prevent pathological disaster.

Sara: Oh my God….this is frightening.

Rayn: Another frightening idea: hordes upon hordes of sheeple, completely unphased by lies, comfortably spoonfed their disinformation by the same biased mainstream media monopoly that sold them WMDs and the Iraq War.

Isn’t it interesting that the mainstream media didn’t see this story as “newsworthy”?

A Short Review of the Film, “The International”

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall…

"The International"

“The International”

Rayn: I watched “The International.”

Keith M.: How Was It? IM Going To See it On Tuesday.

Rayn: It was good. The plot line could have been a little more involved, but it was worth seeing. It’s not easy to make a movie about the conspiracy of the International Banksters to cause war, exact regime political regime change, and profit from both sides of it!