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2013-07-02 03:07:54 PM
Not an issue. The mass tramplings that happen every Hajj will cancel out the threat of disease.
 
2013-07-02 03:08:08 PM
so....

Shut

Down

Mecca?
 
2013-07-02 03:08:29 PM
www.lolwut.com
 
jgi
2013-07-02 03:08:42 PM
A pandemic sure would help the unemployment problems we're facing.
 
2013-07-02 03:09:17 PM
I already pooped this morning.
 
2013-07-02 03:09:29 PM
Sounds like this fall will be a great time to start my hospital clinical rotations
 
2013-07-02 03:10:10 PM
You know Subby, fear gets a bad rap. I don't want anybody in my outfit that doesn't get scared.
 
2013-07-02 03:10:38 PM
Is this another fundraising effort by the WHO and CDC?
 
2013-07-02 03:10:56 PM
"Hey honey, you know how you wanted to take a vacation?.....how about Madagascar?"
 
2013-07-02 03:11:07 PM
Bring it on.
 
2013-07-02 03:11:23 PM
God willing
 
2013-07-02 03:11:53 PM
They do this every year, and there's never been a problem so far. This new virus is not the first contagious, life-threatening disease.
 
2013-07-02 03:12:01 PM

jfsimpson: Sounds like this fall will be a great time to start my hospital clinical rotations


You have my sympathies. Enjoy slave labor for the next 4 years, and the floor techs making more money than you. :)

jgi: A pandemic sure would help the unemployment problems we're facing.


A pandemic would solve a LOT of problems, actually, while creating new ones. It's amazing how the world would be different if we had 4 billion less people to worry about living on the face of it.

Although a unified world Government might be a good thing. Come on, people. We're 4 years behind on the launch of the SDF-1.
 
j4x
2013-07-02 03:12:02 PM
Baby can you dig your Muezzin?
 
2013-07-02 03:12:32 PM
Oh God.  I'll be back to this thread after the carnage.

This one won't be pretty...
 
2013-07-02 03:12:33 PM
Anybody got the over/under on riots/trampled deaths?  I'm taking the over for $5,000.00
 
2013-07-02 03:13:35 PM

netweavr: Is this another fundraising effort by the WHO and CDC?


Ahh yes, you are referring to the "WHO Cares" campaigns.
 
2013-07-02 03:14:11 PM
Masses of religious nutballs posing a threat to everyone else, you say? Who would have thought it possible?
 
2013-07-02 03:14:51 PM

jgi: A pandemic sure would help the unemployment problems we're facing.


Wouldn't it also cut down the consumer base? Less being bought, less being made, more unemployed?
 
2013-07-02 03:15:10 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: "Hey honey, you know how you wanted to take a vacation?.....how about Madagascar?"


Better get tickets now before they SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING
 
2013-07-02 03:15:20 PM

jim32rr: God willing


xae.xanga.com

/ignored
 
2013-07-02 03:17:00 PM
As long as what happens in Mecca stays in Mecca.....
 
2013-07-02 03:17:37 PM

jim32rr: God willing


And in today's "people who need a good, swift kick in the nuts" list - there's THIS guy.
 
2013-07-02 03:17:39 PM
Basic sanitation, clean water and habits of cleanliness are more effective x 10+ at eradicating disease than even modern medicines. Therefore, Middle Eastern populations by and large are at severe risk by their culture and their habits.

(go ahead, shake his left hand)
 
2013-07-02 03:18:11 PM

jim32rr: God willing


Yeah, I'm sure this is a disease that only affects Muslims.  Your non-Muslimness will surely protect you from contagion.
 
2013-07-02 03:18:36 PM
I say let em cough...They knew what they were getting into when they bought their tickets!
 
2013-07-02 03:18:41 PM
I wonder if the extremists/terrorists do the pilgrimage, too.  Do they have an unofficial ceasefire like they used to in WWII for Christmas?
 
2013-07-02 03:21:30 PM
The jihadis are going be buying a lot of plane tickets to Western destinations.
 
2013-07-02 03:22:29 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of religious freakazoids.
 
2013-07-02 03:23:20 PM
I'm sure God will protect them.
 
2013-07-02 03:23:44 PM

jim32rr: God willing


7/10, solid effort.
 
2013-07-02 03:25:08 PM

hardinparamedic: A pandemic would solve a LOT of problems, actually, while creating new ones. It's amazing how the world would be different if we had 4 billion less people to worry about living on the face of it.


That was the whole thing behind The Stand.
 
2013-07-02 03:26:10 PM
And God will smite the
 
2013-07-02 03:26:12 PM

A Terrible Human: hardinparamedic: A pandemic would solve a LOT of problems, actually, while creating new ones. It's amazing how the world would be different if we had 4 billion less people to worry about living on the face of it.

That was the whole thing behind The Stand.


Fallout did it better, imho.
 
2013-07-02 03:28:04 PM
I wonder if the extremists/terrorists do the pilgrimage, too.  Do they have an unofficial ceasefire like they used to in WWII for Christmas?Are you high? They're Muslims, i.e., savages. Terrorist factions/Fundies used to regularly disrupt the Haj until the Saudis clamped down and put in all kinds of security to intercept weapons and kick out the agitators when they act up. Civil wars, diseases, whatever, I'm content to sit back and watch them eat themselves up....
 
2013-07-02 03:29:03 PM

DownDaRiver: And God will smite the


the what?
 
2013-07-02 03:34:11 PM
Do they have enough virgins in heaven for all that traffic?
 
2013-07-02 03:35:16 PM
This is a problem because......
 
2013-07-02 03:35:17 PM
From a non-Tea Party website:

Q: If an ill person not being able to perform Hajj sends another person on his behalf, and then becomes cured, will he have to go and perform Hajj?
A: Yes, if his illness goes away, he must go for Hajj.


So. Pandemic avoided.

You know who else used to talk about pilgrims?

www.biography.com
 
2013-07-02 03:37:30 PM

highendmighty: I wonder if the extremists/terrorists do the pilgrimage, too.  Do they have an unofficial ceasefire like they used to in WWII for Christmas?


There was a large attack on Mecca in 1979 by extremists.  Saudia Arabia clamped down after that and I'm betting security is pretty paranoid there.  There was a book about it too: The Siege of Mecca.  It was pretty serious but SA (naturally) clamped down on reports and tried their best to downplay what happened for fear of further dissent.  Didn't help much.
 
2013-07-02 03:39:18 PM

sethen320: DownDaRiver: And God will smite the

the what?


The damn last 'e' that choose to go on a pilgramage
 
2013-07-02 03:49:18 PM
I thought we always blamed the Jews when plauges break out.
 
2013-07-02 03:50:02 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-07-02 03:56:54 PM

darth_badger: I thought we always blamed the Jews when plauges break out.


Gypsy scum.

images.wikia.com

The good news is that there's a bonfire tommorow. You're all invited.
 
2013-07-02 03:57:14 PM

A Terrible Human: hardinparamedic: A pandemic would solve a LOT of problems, actually, while creating new ones. It's amazing how the world would be different if we had 4 billion less people to worry about living on the face of it.

That was the whole thing behind The Stand.


Yeah, but the Stand, and really most post-apocalyptic stories, shoot for really high fatality rates. Captain Tripps was 99%+ fatal.  Those have enormous implications and effects.  But something smaller, with a 30%-50% fatality rate, would be quite different.  Picture half the people in your office being gone.  Or 25% of the houses in your neighborhood vacant, while most of the reaining families have lost at least one loved one.  There would still be enough people to maintain basic civil order.  Lights would stay on (for the most part, repairs would take longer), food would be delivered, etc. etc.  It would have a profound effect on society without plunging us into another dark age.
 
2013-07-02 04:02:22 PM
Decisions, decisions.

Let 6 million people get exposed to SARS+ and create a global pandemic or shut down Mecca and risk creating a radical subculture which will over-run the galaxy a few thousand years from now.

/"They denied us the Hajj!"
//Should not be obscure in the least.
 
2013-07-02 04:04:01 PM
So, it has come to this.....
www.inquisitr.com
 
2013-07-02 04:09:42 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Basic sanitation, clean water and habits of cleanliness are more effective x 10+ at eradicating disease than even modern medicines. Therefore, Middle Eastern populations by and large are at severe risk by their culture and their habits.

(go ahead, shake his left hand)


Yup, that constant washing 5 times per day makes them completely unclean.
 
2013-07-02 04:10:47 PM

blorpen: so....

Shut

Down

Mecca?


TFA made me want to play pandemic again. I got this:

www.piccer.nl

/Starting point biatches
//Will never get the chance to leave the island
 
2013-07-02 04:18:50 PM
The Christian Right here in America will claim that any pandemic that starts from a Hajj is God way of punishing Islam and gays.
 
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