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Monday, December 11, 2006

Bill Clinton: The Hypocritical Face Of AIDS

"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."
Statement made by Liberal Talk Radio host and uber-Clinton toady Randi Rhodes, Friday, December 8, 2006, 11 or 12 minutes into the second hour of her program.



"It is our duty as children of the same God and citizens of the same planet to pool our energies and banish the scourge of AIDS from the headlines of our newspapers to the chapters of our history books once and for all." -William J. Clinton

"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."

Ah, an extraordinary man, indeed. Not only is he directly responsible for the deaths of many Americans and non-Americans - witness Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Haiti and Kosovo - he did an amazing job in killing U.S. Citizens in Waco, Texas at the Branch Davidian complex.

In addition to the above mentioned deaths - all resulting from the direct or indirect influence of Bill Clinton - are the deaths of people around the world who have died from AIDS and AIDS-related complications.

Bill Clinton's first win as the Governor of Arkansas was in 1978. By the mid-1970s - and certainly by the late 1970s - the medical community was witnessing that something strange, and at the time unidentifiable, was suppressing the immune system of certain gay men:

    By 1980, HIV had spread to at least five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia). During this period of silence, [the] spread [of AIDS/HIV] was unchecked by awareness or any preventive action and approximately 100,000-300,000 persons may have been infected." - (Jonathan Mann-1, AVERT: The History of AIDS 1981-1986.)

Right around this same time period, Bill Clinton as Governor of Arkansas, and his administration, approved the following:

    The year Bill Clinton became governor of Arkansas, the Arkansas state prison board awarded a lucrative contract to a Little Rock company called Health Management Associates or HMA. The company was paid $3 million a year to run medical services for the state's troubled prison system.

    HMA not only made money from providing medical care to prisoners, but it also started a profitable side venture: blood mining. The company paid prisoners $7 a pint to have their blood drawn. HMA then sold the blood on the international plasma market for $50 a pint, splitting 50 percent of the proceeds with the Arkansas Department of Corrections. (Counter Punch: Arkansas Bloodsuckers).

HMA was started in 1970 by a Dr. Francis Henderson. As the company grew and expanded, Henderson retained Leonard Dunn, a Little Rock banker, to run the firm. Dunn, according to Counter Punch, "was a political ally and friend of the Clintons. He was appointed by Clinton to sit on the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and served as finance chair of Clinton's 1990 gubernatorial campaign."

Further, "Dunn's ties to Clinton served HMA well after the company came under scrutiny for both abusive treatment of prison patients and shoddy management of the blood center."

"In 1983, the Food and Drug Administration stripped HMA of its license to sell blood after it found that the company had failed to exclude donors that had tested positively for hepatitis b, often a precursor of HIV."


An investigation into HMA's practices in their Arkansas prisoner blood program resulted in the FDA revoking HMA's license to sell blood for "falsifying records and shipping hot blood." The report stated that the collection and shipping of plasma that was collected from prisoners that had a history of testing positive for hepatitis B.



Former U.S. President Bill Clinton cradles a baby infected with HIV at the Maryknoll Orphanage in Phnom Penh December 4, 2006.

HMA's license was reinstated with Mr. Dunn convincing the FDA that:

    "the fault lay with a prison guard who was taking kickbacks from prisoners in order to let them get back into the blood trade." The license was quickly restored and tainted blood once more began to flow. (Counter Punch)

Progressive Review, writing in 1999, notes:

    In the mid-1980s, as contaminated blood flowed from Arkansas inmates to other countries, then-Governor W.J. Clinton sat on his hands despite evidence of severe mismanagement in his prison system and its medical operations.

    Some of the killer blood ended up in Canada where it contributed to the deaths of an unknown number of blood and plasma recipients. An estimated 2,000 Canadian recipients of blood and related products got the AIDS virus between 1980 and 1985. At least 60,000 Canadians were infected with the hepatitis C virus between 1980 and 1990. Arkansas was one of the few sources of bad blood during this period.

    Other Arkansas plasma was sent to Switzerland, Spain, Japan, and Italy. In a case with strong echoes of the Arkansas scandal, a former premier of France and two of his cabinet colleagues are currently on trial stemming from the wrongful handling of blood supplies. Some of the blood in the French controversy may have come from Arkansas.

Not only did this bad blood find its way into the above countries, it also infiltrated Scotland, the below information from the Daily Record via Progressive Review:

    Former US President Bill Clinton may be forced to appear in court over a medical scandal which claimed the lives of innocent Scots. Many hemophiliacs were infected with hepatitis C after tainted blood from American prisoners was imported into the UK. Glasgow firm Thomsons, are representing the families of Scots sufferers who died after contracting the disease. They allege inmates in an Arkansas jail were paid to donate blood despite the authorities knowing they had AIDS and hepatitis.

    They are threatening to call the ex-president, who was state governor at the time, to the witness stand. The infected blood was used to make clotting agents for hemophiliacs who require regular blood transfusions. Frank Maguire, of Thomsons, said, "These allegations are extremely serious and I am now more sure than ever that there should be a full public inquiry into why so many Scots contracted hepatitis C from infected blood products."

AIDS - the acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - was properly defined by the Center for Disease Control (the CDC) in September of 1982. (AVERT)

While the mode(s) of transmission of AIDS had not then been identified, the medical community was witnessing AIDS-like symptoms in gay men, hemophiliacs who were the recipients of blood transfusions, non-hemophiliacs who received blood transfusions and intravenous users of illegal drugs. (AVERT)

The medical communities in several European countries, Canada, Haiti and Japan were also seeing patients who exhibited the same type of symptoms that the CDC was witnessing in the U.S. AIDS was also developing and infecting people in Africa, Uganda and Zaire, as well as virtually every other country on the face of the earth.

Clinton served two terms as Governor of Arkansas, his first term of January 1979 to January 1981. His second term ran from January 1983 to January 1992. And all this while Bill Clinton let the bad blood flow from Arkansas.

"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."

It is unlikely and highly implausible that anyone by the mid-1980s did not at least suspect that blood and blood by-products was one of the potential transmitters of AIDS/HIV. Certainly not someone as intelligent and aware as Bill Clinton. Yet all this time, all these years, Bill Clinton let the bad blood flow from Arkansas.

Of course the Main Stream Media's reluctance to report on the Clinton Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal was in full force. Had the MSM done what it's supposed to do - investigate and objectively report on the issue - it's entirely possible that their boy Bubba would never have been elected as the 42nd President of the United States.

1985 was a significant year for AIDS awareness: Thirteen year old Ryan White became a victim of AIDS from a blood transfusion. American actor Rock Hudson died from AIDS and AIDS-related complications on October 2, 1985. Prior to Hudson's death, speculation for months was rampant that he was suffering from AIDS. 1985 was also the year that China reported its first official AIDS case. (AVERT)

    [By 1985] AIDS had been reported in every region in the world. (AVERT)

Yet deadly blood continued to flow from the Arkansas Prison Blood Program.

    [By the end of 1986] 85 countries had reported 38,401 cases of AIDS to the World Health Organisation. By region these were: Africa 2,323; Americas 31,741; Asia 84; Europe 3,858; and Oceania 395. (AVERT)

Yet deadly blood continued to flow from the Arkansas Prison Blood Program.

"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."

    In 1986, HMA's contract was revoked. But that didn't stop the Arkansas Department of Corrections' prison blood program. A new company, Pine Bluff Biologicals, took over the blood center and expanded it to include two other prison units. The new company's safety record turned out to be about dismal as HMA's. Screening for AIDS was particularly lax. Pine Bluffs president Jimmy Lord dismissed such concerns and suggested that AIDS was not a problem in Arkansas "If anyone got caught in a homosexual act," Lords said. "We took them off the roster."

    By the late 1980s, Arkansas was the only prison in the United States still running a blood program. In 1991, a reporter for the Arkansas Times asked John Byus, medical director of the Arkansas Corrections Department, how much longer they planned to continue the operation: "We plan to stick with it till the last day, to the last drop we're able to sell." The program stayed in operation until Bill Clinton moved to Washington. It was finally shut down in 1993 by his successor, Jim "Guy" Tucker. (Counter Punch)


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton hugs a girl infected with HIV at the Maryknoll Orphanage in Phnom Penh December 4, 2006.

We won't hear Randi Rhodes, or any of her Liberal Talk Radio brothers and sisters, talk about this, because they too are willing accomplices in keeping quiet one of the biggest Clinton scandals that is responsible for killing thousands, if not hundreds of thousand, of people around the world who died because the blood they received was tied to the Arkansas AIDS Blood Scandal.

We won't hear from Liberal politicians, AIDS or Gay-Rights activists or the MSM in how this scandal resulted in so many tragic and unnecessary deaths of people who were infected with the Arkansas AIDS Blood while Governor Clinton sat idly by.

We won't hear from the usual Hollywood Liberal elite that the documentary 'Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal' tells the story of a corrupt Arkansas governor and how he aided and abetted the sale of AIDS tainted blood.

We won't hear a word about this from Rosie O'Donnell, who claims to be such a champion of gay rights and touts herself as an advocate for those suffering from AIDS and AIDS-related illnesses.

We never will have a final tally of how many people died because Bill Clinton lied. And this is because people will die today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, all of them dying because Bill Clinton lied and the MSM was willing to bury the Deadly Arkansas Blood Story.

We will hear repeatedly of how Bill Clinton works to fight AIDS around the world.

Well, damn, he should. Because he is the cause of so many people being infected with the disease.


"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."

    At least 42,000 Canadians have been infected with hepatitis C, and thousands more with the HIV virus, thanks to poorly screened plasma. Some of it has been traced back to the Cummins prison in Arkansas. More than 7,000 Canadians are expected to die as a result of the blood scandal. (SALON, December 24, 1998)

    Michael McCarthy, a 39-year-old Canadian hemophiliac who says he contracted hepatitis C from using blood products in the early 1980s. "Why was it," asks plaintiff Michael McCarthy, "that we became the dumping ground for your poison?" (SALON, February 25, 1999)

Why, indeed, Mr. Clinton; why indeed.

"Bill Clinton is an extraordinary man."


©2006

Informational Sources Used For The Above Story:
Progressive Review: Clinton And The Killer Blood
Counter Punch: Arkansas Bloodsuckers
AVERT.org: The History of AIDS 1981-1986
World Net Daily: Clinton's Arkansas Blood Scandal
World Net Daily: Canada's Red Cross Guilty In HIV Scandal
Factor 8: The Movie
Wikipedia: Bill Clinton
Wikipedia: Factor 8 - The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal
Salon: Blood Money, by Suzi Parker - Dec. 24, 1998
Salon: Dumping scandal: The Export of Bad Blood, by Suzi Parker - Feb. 25, 1999

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Linking Here:
Progressive Review: UNDERNEWS - BILL CLINTON'S FIRST BOUT WITH AIDS
Hepatitis Treatment Blog

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Comments:
What an angry, ,lame-o website.
See you about next never.
 
good story.

if W had done the same it'd be wall to wall coverage by all the news media.
 
Anonymous Comment #1: Wow, guess you sure told me! Do you have pertinent comments about Bill Clinton infecting people around the world with AIDS, or are you just a Liberal Piss Bag who does his or her best to deny the truth when crimes against humanity are committed by Democrats? Let me know the answer to that, should you have the guts to return to this site and read these comments.

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Anony #2: Thank you for knowing a good story when you read one. I agree, had a Republican done what Clinton had done with AIDS tainted blood, that person would be a deemed a political pariah by the Lefties.

Thanks, Anony #2, for restoring some of my faith in Anony commenters.
 
LOL I'm too sure! W has cost more lives than that and the mainstream media kisses his ass! probably because he or his subordinants sign the paychecks! Do some more research and find me some substantive proof that he was personally involved other than not knowing what his hirelings were doing. And don't stop there! The Regan administration was reponsible for the delays in screening tests for AIDS and for the delay in requiring blood centers to test for Hep b and c. IN point of fact, the FDA didn't even have an approved test for AIDS till 1995 and a NAT test didn't come till 1999. Get your facts straight or shut up.
 
To the Anony Commenter of 12-20-06, 5:40PM:

Maybe you should detach yourself from the anus of your boyfriend long enough to learn some things.

So you think the Mainstream Media is a tool of Bush? Wow, what are you smoking, other than the pink, cylindrical pole?

So you blame the government, especially the Reagan (learn how to spell dimwit) Admin?

Here's a News Flash For you: Read RANDY SHILTS' "AND THE BAND PLAYED ON". Various federal and state health agencies knew something devastating was going on with the health of gay men in the LATE 1970 and EARLY 1980s. These agencies BEGGED the owners of gay bath houses and saunas to SHUT DOWN until the agencies could get a handle on what was going on. THE OWNERS REFUSED, telling the HEALTH AGENCIES in effect, "you're not going to tell us how to live our lifestyles." Meanwhile, the virus was passed on from on man to another to another. LET ME REPEAT, THIS WAS IN THE LATE 70'S AND EARLY 80'S...long before you pass judgment on the FDA and NAT. So if you want to get really specific on who is to blame...blame no one but the homosexuals themselves.

You are solid proof that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT, ASS HAT, OR SHUT THE FUCK UP. You have no clue what you're talking about.
 
---oh, and hey Asshat Anony #3: take a look at the link at the end of the post. Some of the information I used in the story are from .... are you holding onto your mommies apron....

...Liberal sites/resources! GASP!

You really don't have a fucking clue, do you?

But that's for visiting and commenting. I think it's it a riot when this blog infuriates asshats like you to leave half-witted comments like yours.
 
david-youre criticism of that anonymous guy who told you to get your fact straight or shut up was harsh. dude..harsh.

BUT i'll say this, the post you published used and is based on facts that you sourced in context from other resources, and you published the links to where you got those informational resources. So if that anonymous person has issues with what you wrote, its with those sources, not yours.

youre right in the Shilts book saying owners of the gay bath houses and likewise refused to listen to the health departments. they could have recognized something was happening but instead they had only the dollar signs in mind not the health of their patrons.
 
to the anony immediately above: thanks for your vote of approval, it's appreciated. as far as me being harsh...maybe...maybe you have a point. but this is my home so to speak, and one doesn't bitch about what's for dinner when they invite themselves into my home. I know what you're saying, though. I do treat commenters with the same degree of respect that they treat me.

Thanks!
 
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