Monday, October 31, 2005

(BUM BUM) Tainted Blood

I promised someone that I'd lay off Arkansas bashing, but state officals are making it very hard. Paying prisoners to donate blood is weirdly noble, but not preventing those with hepatatis and HIV from donating mutes the sentiment somewhat.

Granted, the government is not doing this anymore (probably), but you can pretty well be certain they're doing some else just as mindbogglingly inhuman. Maybe I'm too worked up over this. I mean, it's not like it gave that many Americans HIV and the Hep - most of the blood was exported to other countries.

Sorry, Britain.


At 8:16 AM, Blogger jto said...


Apparently they actually doctored medical records to make it look like the prisoners weren't HIV-positive. Thousands of Scots were infected this way.

This is horrible.

At 9:58 PM, Blogger mdj said...

Yeah, no kidding. Way to go us.

The funny thing about Americans is they always look at all the horrible stuff we've done in the past and say "Yeah, we've done horrible stuff in the PAST, but we don't do that stuff anymore."



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