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(MSNBC)   Drug resistant "white plague" spreading. Victims reportedly develop fevers, and urges to listen to Pat Boone, wear socks with sandals, argue about the designated hitter rule   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 119
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2012-03-19 06:02:55 PM
Eh. This will only impact the poor white people. We don't have any of those, here in the US.
 
2012-03-19 06:17:00 PM
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2012-03-19 06:18:52 PM
The DH rule makes a lot of sense. What's to argue?
 
2012-03-19 06:21:13 PM
Listen, Subby, don't joke about the designated hitter. It's an abomination that ruins the American League.
 
2012-03-19 06:21:31 PM
theliteraryomnivore.files.wordpress.com

So we have to quarantine all the women now?
 
2012-03-19 06:21:34 PM

No cure for white plague until the General Election.


www.washingtonpost.com

 
2012-03-19 06:21:51 PM
The corruption spreads...

wh40k.lexicanum.com
 
2012-03-19 06:23:41 PM

Soup4Bonnie: The DH rule makes a lot of sense. What's to argue?


I'm going with the robots on last night's Simpsons.

/the designated hitter corrupts the purity of an otherwise elegant game illogical illogical
//rudy was only put in at the end of a meaningless game, we will notify you know if this game becomes meaningless
 
2012-03-19 06:24:06 PM
Herbert wrote a good book.
 
2012-03-19 06:24:47 PM
Drug-resistant diseases are nurtured in destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated countries like China and India? You don't say.
 
2012-03-19 06:25:04 PM
Soup4Bonnie: The DH rule makes a lot of sense. What's to argue?

No it doesn't. AL can bite my shiny metal ass
 
2012-03-19 06:25:40 PM

Hawnkee: The corruption spreads...

[wh40k.lexicanum.com image 144x141]


Father Nurgle embraces us all. A large family is a happy family.
 
2012-03-19 06:26:13 PM
The Dutch?
 
2012-03-19 06:26:45 PM
1. Cover your mouth
2. Wash your hands
3 Take all your meds

Thanks to people not doing this, we now have all kinds of drug resistant diseases. Thanks guys.

/mutations are a different matter
/so is feeding dead diseased flesh to cows and other herbivores
 
2012-03-19 06:27:21 PM

lohphat: Drug-resistant diseases are nurtured in destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated countries like China and India? You don't say.


The article doesn't mention it, but the first places it showed up were developed-world prisons. Russia was the most notable in this regard, but US prison pops have been a breeding ground for these drug-resistant bacteria as well. Says some rather unflattering things about how we treat our prison population when you think about it.
 
2012-03-19 06:29:25 PM
Nothing will ever make me listen to Pat Boone.
 
2012-03-19 06:31:13 PM
"We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Well, there's your problem; genies are supposed to be kept in bottles. It's CATS that you keep in bags.

/hate mixed metaphors
//stabby stabby
 
2012-03-19 06:32:31 PM

Heron: lohphat: Drug-resistant diseases are nurtured in destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated countries like China and India? You don't say.

The article doesn't mention it, but the first places it showed up were developed-world prisons. Russia was the most notable in this regard, but US prison pops have been a breeding ground for these drug-resistant bacteria as well. Says some rather unflattering things about how we treat our prison population when you think about it.


"destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated" prisons count.

When you have a for-profit prison system, capital punishment based upon racial profiling and wealth to afford a defense to spare your life, and a healthcare system that encourages not getting treatment, how can you be surprised?
 
2012-03-19 06:34:24 PM
I blame it on people farking monkeys.
 
2012-03-19 06:35:23 PM
Bring back the quarantine sanitariums.
 
2012-03-19 06:38:17 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: 1. Cover your mouth
2. Wash your hands
3 Take all your meds

Thanks to people not doing this, we now have all kinds of drug resistant diseases. Thanks guys.

/mutations are a different matter
/so is feeding dead diseased flesh to cows and other herbivores


One theory is that Mad Cow didn't come from feeding diseased flesh to cows, it came from forced cannibalism. We were feeding them the brains of other dead cows ground-up in their meal, and one of the draw-backs of cannibalism, and especially cannibalizing brains, is that it causes mutation to occur during the protein synthesis process. The malformed proteins that result, called prions, go on a rampage through the brain, "eating" grey-matter and obliterating basic functions in the process. Anthropologists, who were responsible for the first discovery of this disease (among a central African tribe that practiced ritual cannibalism, no less), have suggested it may be the cause of our wide-spread taboo against cannibalism, particularly when one considers how widely some of our "cousin" species -like chimps- practice the behavior against rival tribes.
 
2012-03-19 06:38:23 PM

preciousmetal: Bring back the quarantine sanitariums.


Can we start with teabaggers first?
 
2012-03-19 06:39:03 PM

AtomicAcidbath: "We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Well, there's your problem; genies are supposed to be kept in bottles. It's CATS that you keep in bags.

/hate mixed metaphors
//stabby stabby


How hard is it to get this right? It's not rocket surgery!

/Sorry.
//I had to. :P
 
2012-03-19 06:39:16 PM
"We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Well, there's your problem; genies are supposed to be kept in bottles. It's CATS that you keep in bags.


came to say this.
/unless the genie is a cat - then not sure where you'd keep them.
 
2012-03-19 06:39:22 PM

Heron: Hawnkee: The corruption spreads...

[wh40k.lexicanum.com image 144x141]

Father Nurgle embraces us all. A large family is a happy family.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Tzeentch, bless me with the power of changeing into a rich white man?
 
2012-03-19 06:39:26 PM
I'm the whitest white guy you've ever seen, and I've never understood socks with sandals.

Like the DH fine, and Pat Boone is no Andy Williams.
 
2012-03-19 06:40:05 PM
Maybe in 30 years people will be wearing all sorts of surgical-quality facemasks in designer colors and bespoke fabrics when they go out in public. Pictures from the turn of the century will seem weird because people were all running around barefaced and exposed. There'll even be an award-winning streaming drama based in those carefree days before TB became a problem.
 
2012-03-19 06:41:08 PM

lohphat: preciousmetal: Bring back the quarantine sanitariums.

Can we start with teabaggers first?


I suggest we start with the OWS crowd. They look pretty dirty to me.
 
2012-03-19 06:44:34 PM
Little surprise, then, that the apparently totally untreatable cases in India have raised international alarm.

Oh great, my company is full of Indians always hacking and coughing all over me.

I'm as doomed as doomed can be I must say.
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2012-03-19 06:45:10 PM

lohphat: Heron: lohphat: Drug-resistant diseases are nurtured in destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated countries like China and India? You don't say.

The article doesn't mention it, but the first places it showed up were developed-world prisons. Russia was the most notable in this regard, but US prison pops have been a breeding ground for these drug-resistant bacteria as well. Says some rather unflattering things about how we treat our prison population when you think about it.

"destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated" prisons count.

When you have a for-profit prison system, capital punishment based upon racial profiling and wealth to afford a defense to spare your life, and a healthcare system that encourages not getting treatment, how can you be surprised?


I'm certainly not, but I think it's important to recognize this isn't solely a creation of the developing world. Technically advanced societies have a historical tendency to blame the rest of the world so as ignore their own misdeeds, so I just wanted to make sure our complicity in bringing about this development was noted.
 
2012-03-19 06:46:01 PM

What_do_you_want_now: Heron: Hawnkee: The corruption spreads...

[wh40k.lexicanum.com image 144x141]

Father Nurgle embraces us all. A large family is a happy family.

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 297x317]

Tzeentch, bless me with the power of changeing into a rich white man?


Well, at least there's always Hope, right :)
 
2012-03-19 06:46:57 PM
While it is true a for profit prison industry is involved in the blame, I would say a for profit health care system is the main culprit. And the ironic thing is, that description of the prison healthcare is not far off from the description I would use to describe the general, for profit healthcare system!

"destitute, poor-hygiene riddled, spotty medical service availability, overpopulated" cities count too.
 
2012-03-19 06:47:52 PM

lohphat: preciousmetal: Bring back the quarantine sanitariums.

Can we start with teabaggers first?


And anti vaccine people.
 
2012-03-19 06:48:17 PM
antibiotics overuse doesn't just happen in the "developing" world. it happens right in the U.S. with overfeeding of antibiotics to livestock and overuse of "antibiotic" soaps.

use regular soap. quit supporting factory farming. these things will be our downfall as much as overuse and misuse of human antibiotics.
 
2012-03-19 06:48:58 PM
I have no problem with this. Spread the disease, please.
 
2012-03-19 06:49:27 PM

theorellior: Maybe in 30 years people will be wearing all sorts of surgical-quality facemasks in designer colors and bespoke fabrics when they go out in public. Pictures from the turn of the century will seem weird because people were all running around barefaced and exposed. There'll even be an award-winning streaming drama based in those carefree days before TB became a problem.


An interesting idea. It'd be rather funny if the Japanese, who everyone is currently hassling to breed more, ended up inheriting the earth because they already do this, drug-immune TB ravages the species, and they end up being the only advanced society standing. At the very least, I think a compelling book/anime could be made from the concept.

/hint, hint
 
2012-03-19 06:52:13 PM

NotARocketScientist: "We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Well, there's your problem; genies are supposed to be kept in bottles. It's CATS that you keep in bags.

came to say this.
/unless the genie is a cat - then not sure where you'd keep them.


In a box. A magical not-dead / not-alive cat.
 
2012-03-19 06:52:44 PM
We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-03-19 06:54:54 PM

Heron: Well, at least there's always Hope, right :)


I love you!

/in a non-Slaanesh-y kind of way
 
2012-03-19 06:58:38 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: 1. Cover your mouth
2. Wash your hands
3 Take all your meds


4. Knock it off with all the hand sanitizer already.
 
2012-03-19 06:59:55 PM
Can someone who knows about this tell me a little about latent TB and how this affect overall TB rates? If someone has latent TB, how often does it become active TB? Does one have to be in direct contact with someone who's contagious to get it or does it live on things like door knobs for a time?

No, I don't have latent TB.
 
2012-03-19 07:01:37 PM

What_do_you_want_now: Heron: Well, at least there's always Hope, right :)

I love you!

/in a non-Slaanesh-y kind of way


I would sure hope not. Hermaphroditic Tentacle-sex is just not my thing ]:-|.
 
2012-03-19 07:02:48 PM

theorellior: Maybe in 30 years people will be wearing all sorts of surgical-quality facemasks in designer colors and bespoke fabrics when they go out in public. Pictures from the turn of the century will seem weird because people were all running around barefaced and exposed. There'll even be an award-winning streaming drama based in those carefree days before TB became a problem.


The Japanese are way ahead of you:

blog.japantimes.co.jp

www.cldfx.com

I think they even have ones with ads that they pay you to wear.
 
2012-03-19 07:03:57 PM

AtomicAcidbath: "We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Well, there's your problem; genies are supposed to be kept in bottles. It's CATS that you keep in bags.

/hate mixed metaphors
//stabby stabby


Thanks. Beat me to it.
 
2012-03-19 07:05:03 PM
I seem to remember that before the antibiotics took the world by storm there was some research into using viruses to kill bacteria.

Something along these lines (new window) bacteriophages is the word we are looking for.

And the important thing about bacteriophages is that they have the capacity to evolve to keep up with the bacteria.
 
2012-03-19 07:06:23 PM
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It's spreading!
 
2012-03-19 07:07:05 PM

fusillade762: TheShavingofOccam123: 1. Cover your mouth
2. Wash your hands
3 Take all your meds

4. Knock it off with all the hand sanitizer already.


Hand sanitizer has its place, especially when there are bugs floating around. If you can't readily wash your hands, or if washing your hands too frequently causes your skin to crack (which can invite infection and is extremely uncomfortable), then hand sanitizer is a good idea. The alcohol-based formulas should be fine, but the alcohol-free stuff needs to go.
 
2012-03-19 07:09:30 PM
Like other bacteria, the TB bug Mycobacterium tuberculosis can evolve be intelligently designed to fight its way past antibiotic medicines.

teach the controversy!!!11!1!1!
 
2012-03-19 07:15:36 PM

skinink: No cure for white plague until the General Election.
[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x406]


You're a Herman Cain supporter?
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2012-03-19 07:17:44 PM
White People Problems, indeed.
 
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