In 2007, the U.S. government gave 160 billion dollars of funding to the "war on terrorism". Now, being extremely generous, 70 U.S. citizens die from terrorist-related acts every year.

Also in 2007, the U.S. government gave under 3 billion dollars towards funding of research to stop and fight Coronary Heart Disease. On average, 450,000 people die from this disease every year, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

Now answer me this, why did our government give 54 times more money to something that kills 6,600 times less people than Coronary Heart Disease? Why don't they realize that this disease is much more of a threat than terrorists ever will be? You want to know why? Well, it's because what most of you don't realize, is that it's much easier, and infinitely more profitable to spend that money creating propaganda to convince the American people to stand behind the government, and thus, the corporatocracy that runs the country, than to simply use the money to save lives. Everything has a dollar sign on it these days. Even your life. So, this isn't the first time I've said this, nor will it be the last.

Something is wrong in this country. Seriously, seriously wrong.

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 5:06am
Skarra Says:

So true and so few people have the intelligence to even think about it. The human race is screwed plain and simple.

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 5:26am

It's not an issue of intelligence. For the finer points, yes, but overall, it's an issue of faith, conditioning, and simple ignorance. People don't know what is going on, so the more people that realize what is going on, the more people that will oppose it. All it takes is raising awareness to make a difference, however small. And we can make a difference. We just need to start controlling them, instead of them controlling us.

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 3:00pm

I completely agree. It's not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of informing the people that their government isn't looking out for their best interests.
Over the decades, the government went from being chosen by us to be led by us to do the things we cannot do, to becoming an all powerful entity that decides for us our own faith.
And the public doesn't see themselves as the public, they see themselves as individuals and don't see the potential they hold to change or overthrow the government.
Remember how this country was formed? A few rebels went against a corrupt government and fought until they had their own country. The Revolutionary War was just another successful civil war amongst the corrupt elitist government and their, wrongly assumed, weak minded constituents.
See all those revolutions happening before our eyes in the Middle East?
Guess what? We're next. But if we don't raise awareness and fight for change; it won't be us revolting against the government, it'll be the government revolting against us, making the weak-minded weaker and the strong-hearted darkened and anarchical.
All those countries in the East started their revolutions as easily as raising awareness on Facebook.
We're a bigger country with more people so it will be harder but it's still possible and even the longest journey starts with a simple step.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:16pm
 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:25pm

I kinda think that scientists have already found the cure for some cancers... But they don't say anything because if they find the cure, then they are out of a job. All the money that gets donated for finding the cure is their paycheck. I'm not saying it's true, but I always hear scientists saying "we almost found the cure". How do you "almost" find the cure for a disease?

 
 
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 11:44am
.sea.legs. Says:

But I don't understand how we are truly screwed.

If we have survived living like crap for this long, we definitely can survive an organized change into a smarter, more efficient world. I mean there is a way to make the world without war, without extremely polarized classes, and even without money. This world would look at the world as a finite amount of resources instead of profit- based.

One race, one world. In response to ThatNiggaMarino, there has to be a non-violent route to true democracy and dismantling of the main corporate powers. I'm at school now studying Economics and Political science. Hope something gives.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:18pm
wizz Says:

As much as I agree that we're fucked up in this society, I also have to disagree. As sick and twisted as it sounds, people have to die. That's that. We're going to overpopulate this Earth and that's a matter of time. We have so many starved and malnutrition-ed people in this world already that if we saved those 450,000 people we would only create a larger problem. I honestly think that is why cancer and AIDS have yet to be cured. I think that if we put all the effort and resources that we SAY we're putting in to it, then those brilliant scientists would have figured it out. Shit, they've mapped the entire human genome. That's crazy!

But in the end, I guess it's just life. Some of us were blessed not to have the diseases, some of us were blessed with them. Either way you look at it there had to have been a reason. If you believe in a God of any kind then just know it was him that gave you it, he just wanted to see you sooner. Plus saving you from all this shitty life has to offer. I think all nations have a kind of, "turn their heads to diseases," mentality just because that, sickly enough, is a way of maintaining a lower population and thus letting us continue to live until we can find a way to either travel to another planet or learn to live on the moon.

And plus, terrorism can fit their political agendas better. How could they gain patriotism and support for a war on diseases? Yeah they're only worried about getting re-elected.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:24pm
Thc_snake Says:

i totally agree with every statement. i imagine that passing away is going to relieve us of everything, and will be like lifting 10000 tons off your sholders. im 15 years old, and have already excepted that this will happen, and if i was diagnosed with cancer the next day, then im completely fine with that. i mean sure it will be sad as hell and scary, but in the end i know that i will be in a better place without any problems. idk, life is very very strange the way it works. why are we here? how are we here? how will it end? questions like this i think never will be answered. and you know, i like it that way, i love thinking about life and its mysterious ways. without those questions, what else is there to question? im rambling on now. probably cuz im toren up. PEACE TO ALL! I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS!

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 5:44am

http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/0503/22.php

...I'm speechless at this article I just found... This is exactly what I'm talking about.. They don't care about you. They don't care about your children. They don't care about your life. They just care about profit. Thousands dead, for the sake of profit. I feel like I'm going to be sick.. Just read that article..

 
 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 10:28pm
Elnicko Says:

Can't stop heart disease with bullets sadly... Same reason we fight instead of debate, war over peace, and greed is at the heart of it all man, goddammit your so right...

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 7:46am

our government is seriously beyond fucked up & so corrupt. and that isn't just stoner paranoia/conspiracy theorism. informed americans know what's up -- the govt is fucking nuts! the dark side of capitalism is that no one is immune to it and someone has to be the victim. especially when there are no ethics involved!
particularly big pharma & the FDA. those guys are in everyone's back pockets. america has so many health problems because of "lobbying" money (briiiibes) & lowering industry & health standards just to make a quick buck! it's a vicious cycle. put chemicals in the food, the people will get sick, create medicines that improve one condition while creating another....

thanks for spreading this info, papabear. knowledge is powerrrr

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:53am

Capitalism will never, and can never work. Monetary systems in general can not, and will not, work.

Funemployed, have you ever heard of a resource based economy?

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:11pm
Skarra Says:

This is just straight truth right here.

 
 
Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:28am

it's true. money systems only serve personal gain, rather than community progress.

i had to google resource-based economy (good thing i did, haha, it was different than what i assumed), so i just read a little bit about it & people like jacque fresco. i think it sounds like an excellent idea! i'm all for sustainability & efficiency! jacque fresco sounds like a hippie economist who has done his homework. i dig it.

oops this was supposed to be a reply, rather than a new comment, but whatevs.

 
 
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:21am

true shit papa...our government is a self-supporting entity...everything they do is to steer our direction and influence us to back them...money, religion, laws...everything is aimed at keeping the rich rich and the poor poor...people like me and you realize this shit and the seeds of revolution are planted in peoples mind...the governments response?...government assistance to the masses....you look at these programs expanding and pushing people to become dependent on the government...who is gonna vote out a party system that gives shit away?....republican or democrat...its the same bullshit...did you hear talk of illegal aliens voting and having a voice 20 years ago?...no. do you now?...yes...why?...because the government gives them assistance and insurance and free houses, etc...and you eventually will have the majority not doing shit, depending on and supporting the government,,,living like dogs while the upper eschalon lives like kings....laws are hastily written and erratically enforced...that system is a whore to money and the money is transferred from the poor to the rich...its fucked up...i could rant on and on for days...

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 4:23pm

"Love your country, but never trust its government." - Robert A. Heinlein

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:27pm

As long as we still have the Dollar Menu I love our bitch ass nation

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 7:11am
 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:00pm

Occupy Wall Street, all day, all week.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:34pm

I fucking hate the government beyond belief. The only thing the government cares about is themselves and money. They're all self-centered fuckheads. I couldn't agree more to everyones comment above. I just can't stand the government. Everytime I get to talking about them with someone, I become speechless because I get so angered at what they have done with this country. Who are they to tell us what we can and can't do with our lives/bodies.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:27pm

I love this country but hate the people in charge.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:37pm
_jerm_ Says:

Maybe the reason so fewer people die from terrorist attacks happen Is because they spent 6,600 times more money to stop it..? Just a thought

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:24pm
 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:48pm
Jubjub31 Says:

Population control? hah
we're overpopulated... just sayin

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:29pm
 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:38pm

Yet for bringing up such thoughts you immediately become crazy, and unamerican.

The sheeple truly do not want to hear it, they've lost their will.

 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:50pm
 
 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:07pm
zeromjs Says:

u gota remember that alot of the money for the war on terror went right into the politicians pockets. there was 1billion dollars unaccounted for. yeuppp plus if we fund cures for heart disease they cant make any money off all of the preventative medicines they sell. yupp gota love america caring more about the benjamins than the people

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 1:13am

i say fuck the fat asses and thats because war=money idk y to be honest but it definatly does

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 1:29am
TrollJizz Says:

Considering our history, it should be no surprise at all that concern for humanity and the American people will always be secondary to potential profit and power

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 1:35am

the only thing i can say is that even though putting more money into research for this heart disease would be awesome putting money into the war on terror is a much greater simply because by putting money into the war on terror you are putting money into the economy because the money going to the war on terror is being used to build weapons and who builds weapons... believe it or not everyday average joes so when the companies that are making weapons are making money they are able to hire more workers which means more worker= less unemployment. if they could find a way to spend equal money on both that would be a much better solution

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 2:47am
FarmerFred Says:

Firstly your statistic there is not even close considering we've lost 4500 American citizens in Iraq and 1100 American citizens in Afganistan. Second how do u know that the money spent on the wars hasn't saved more lives than it would in some other cause. We don't know how many or of what scale planned attacks against the US had been thwarted. If we hadn't done what we did saddam Hussein Osama bin laden and thousands of other terrorists would still be around to do evil and only God knows what else they would have done.

 
 
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:35am

you have been successfully brainwashed

 
 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:15am

They would have done nothing.. We invaded Saddam on a premise of 9/11 involvement and potential weapons of mass destruction. It's fucking bullshit. And I doubt Osama even had anything to do with 9/11. From what I've heard, the man is hooked up to a dialysis machine with failing organs in some hole. Is that truly the mastermind that destroyed the world trade center?

Doubtful. More like an arrogant, foolish administration that allowed it to happen so we could go to war. Sound unreasonable? Crazy? What the fuck do you think Pearl Harbor was? Our government allowed it to happen, and in return, so many people got rich off of world war 2.

And seriously? Thwarted terrorist plots? Are you kidding? Most large towns in the US are more heavily armed than any rag tag group in Pakistan or Iraq or Afghanistan. We're there for their oil, business, and heroin. Nothing more. Why do you think people are pissed at Obama for pulling out the troops? There goes their profit protectors.

 
 
Sun, 01/15/2012 - 8:17pm

Osama's real name is Tim osman and he was trained here in the u.s. but yeah your probably right our govt. is looking out for us (sarasm)

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 3:10am

I guarantee the government has found the cure for almost all of the different cancers and just hasn't told us about them because the population is already going to kill us off within the next 30 years. Give it 10 years and fresh water will be one of the most expensive things in the U.S. We honestly don't realize howmuch we take this planet and its resources for granted. Therefore, it kind of makes sense to not fund something that's minimizing the population. Things like cancer and aids are just letting the human population live longer. My grandma died of breast cancer and felt this way, she's the one who passed the thought on to me. Here's a hit for you :-)

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 3:26am

yea we all gota make our homes as self sustainable as we can, pretty soon we're gona be on boats shooting arrows with flags at icebergs to claim them

 
 
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 9:14am

The reason more is spent on terrorism than Coronary Heart Disease is that terrorism is a more immidiate threat to the masses. Think about it, people are more worried about getting blown up in a train station than catching an illness. However, i agree that there is an excessive amount being spent on terrorism

 
 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:16am

How is it a more immediate threat? Nobody dies from terrorism caused from Islamic extremists.. It just doesn't happen...

 
 
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 1:41am
juanyg Says: