Obnoxious Droppings

A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

07 July, 2008

Nothing But Nuts

I don't know if you've seen the ad where some idiot is dressed up as a mosquito and harasses everyone in his office. It's for a program called Nothing But Nets, and apparently they have raised over 20 million dollars so far. Each net for a child in Africa costs $10.00.

I can see a couple of problems with this program. Just about all of southern Asia, from Pakistan to Vietnam also have high rates of malaria - no help for them?

And a mosquito net is lovely for the limited amount of time a child spends in bed. The rest of the time the net isn't worth squat.

The sentiment is laudable and has managed to separate kids from their money for the cause, but wouldn't spraying insecticide on stagnant pools, inside old tires, etc, do a much better job of keeping the children safe?

Oh, right - that's not politically acceptable.

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