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(BBC)   Anti-vaccination opponents kill two with bomb blast, kill thousands more via preventable infectious disease   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 131
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2013-10-07 12:50:07 PM
The Taliban accuse health workers of working as US spies and allege that the polio vaccine makes children sterile.

If only it made the Taliban sterile.

Always fun to look at:  http://jennymccarthybodycount.com./Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html
 
2013-10-07 01:04:39 PM
Anti and opponent mean the same thing. Choose one, subby.
 
2013-10-07 01:11:45 PM
Gee, unintended results from a CIA plan. Who'd have thought?
 
2013-10-07 01:12:05 PM
Anti-vaccination opponents give me a headache.
 
2013-10-07 01:32:38 PM
Vaccination workers are really US spies? Where would they get that crazy idea from?
 
2013-10-07 01:37:29 PM
Damn you, Jihady McCarthy!
 
2013-10-07 01:41:17 PM
Time for Jenny McCarthy pics!

(*cough*)
 
2013-10-07 01:42:36 PM
"A fake hepatitis vaccination campaign, run covertly by the CIA, helped to locate al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He was then killed in an operation by US Navy Seals."

I really farking hope heads rolled over that one.

Didn't they do something similar in Columbia and used the Red Cross as cover to rescue people?

Hey assholes, don't use aid agencies as cover for covert ops.
 
2013-10-07 01:42:40 PM
Well, considering Al Shabbab thinks a round Earth is anti-Islamic western propaganda, the Taliban sounds like farking Louis Pasteur.
 
2013-10-07 01:46:06 PM
Anti-vaccination opponents: so the opponents of those who oppose vaccination? Isn't that a good thing?
 
2013-10-07 01:46:26 PM

Trocadero: Well, considering Al Shabbab thinks a round Earth is anti-Islamic western propaganda, the Taliban sounds like farking Louis Pasteur.


Boko Haram, which translates to "Western education is forbidden" makes them both look like farking Euclid, Copernicus and the Wright brothers rolled into one.

The nice thing about anti-intellectual extremists is that they tend to make themselves irrelevant in a short (historically speaking) time.
 
2013-10-07 01:46:27 PM
I'm an opponent of the Anti-vaccination platform. No bombs.
 
2013-10-07 01:47:07 PM
I'm opposed to that headline. What a distraction to the story.
 
2013-10-07 01:47:49 PM

meat0918: "A fake hepatitis vaccination campaign, run covertly by the CIA, helped to locate al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He was then killed in an operation by US Navy Seals."

I really farking hope heads rolled over that one.

Didn't they do something similar in Columbia and used the Red Cross as cover to rescue people?

Hey assholes, don't use aid agencies as cover for covert ops.


This.

In its zeal to identify bin Laden or his family, the CIA used a sham hepatitis B vaccination project to collect DNA in the neighborhood where he was hiding. The effort apparently failed, but the violation of trust threatens to set back global public health efforts by decades.
 
2013-10-07 01:49:03 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The Taliban accuse health workers of working as US spies and allege that the polio vaccine makes children sterile.

If only it made the Taliban sterile.

Always fun to look at:  http://jennymccarthybodycount.com./Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html


If they would just switch the messaging to "makes kids autistic", they would get a ton of support.
 
2013-10-07 01:49:15 PM
Rachel Carson?
 
2013-10-07 01:49:40 PM
The government can have my DNA.  I'm done with it.
 
2013-10-07 01:50:46 PM
Anti-vaccination opponents = people in support of vaccinations.
 
2013-10-07 01:50:54 PM
I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror... Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies! I remember when I was with Special Forces... seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate some children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out; I didn't know what I wanted to do! And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it... I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, my God... the genius of that! The genius! The will to do that! Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we, because they could stand that these were not monsters, these were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men, our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment! Because it's judgment that defeats us.

/ my apologies, i don't mean to make light of the horror...
 
2013-10-07 01:55:31 PM
The Taliban - proudly promoting ignorance and backwardness since 1996.
 
2013-10-07 01:58:24 PM
What the CIA did is despicable. They deliberately jeopardized the lives of foreign health care workers in Pakistan, and have made their jobs far more difficult and dangerous.
 
2013-10-07 01:59:46 PM
Thanks Jenny.
 
2013-10-07 01:59:48 PM
How can we blame Bush for this?
 
2013-10-07 01:59:54 PM
Nobody's right here.

All the heroes are dead.

/in truth, they never existed
 
2013-10-07 01:59:58 PM
So stop vaccinating.  fark em.  Enjoy your polio, you worthless bronze-age barbarians.
 
2013-10-07 02:00:12 PM

drxym: The Taliban - proudly promoting ignorance and backwardness since 1996.


The vaccination teams actually are spies. What's igorant about it?
 
2013-10-07 02:01:18 PM

NutWrench: What the CIA did is despicable. They deliberately jeopardized the lives of foreign health care workers in Pakistan, and have made their jobs far more difficult and dangerous.


At least the article mentioned why the Pakistanis distrust Polio vaccination efforts even if it was buried near the end. I didn't expect that honesty.
 
2013-10-07 02:01:19 PM

meat0918: "A fake hepatitis vaccination campaign, run covertly by the CIA, helped to locate al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He was then killed in an operation by US Navy Seals."

I really farking hope heads rolled over that one.

Didn't they do something similar in Columbia and used the Red Cross as cover to rescue people?

Hey assholes, don't use aid agencies as cover for covert ops.


And if you do, don't admit to it. Ever. Just keep telling people the rumors are absurd.
 
2013-10-07 02:02:35 PM

drxym: The Taliban - proudly promoting ignorance and backwardness since 1996.


The Taliban. Yet another CIA operation with unintended consequences.
 
2013-10-07 02:03:57 PM

drxym: The Taliban - proudly promoting ignorance and backwardness since 1996.


Was that when they blew up the huge statues/carvings?

What threw me in this story was the refereence to being part of "the polio campaign".  I'd want to kill someone too if they came to give me polio.

Also, fire can't melt steel...
 
2013-10-07 02:05:55 PM
Ahh the loving religion of peace strikes again!.

Peace to you! Peace all over you!  I Peace on you!!

F-ing Taliban.  Truly the most horrific organization on the planet today.  Considering others like feminists and the democratic party, that says a LOT.
 
2013-10-07 02:10:02 PM
Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational compound negative!

THE EVIL ANTI-OPPOSITE COMPELS YOU!
 
2013-10-07 02:11:45 PM

SphericalTime: NutWrench: What the CIA did is despicable. They deliberately jeopardized the lives of foreign health care workers in Pakistan, and have made their jobs far more difficult and dangerous.

At least the article mentioned why the Pakistanis distrust Polio vaccination efforts even if it was buried near the end. I didn't expect that honesty.


It's the BBC.  After a steady diet of American news outlets, exposure to actual journalism can be a bit shocking.

/there's a parallel to vaccinations there, but I have to be in the teaching lab in 26 minutes.
//crap, 19 now
 
2013-10-07 02:13:32 PM
NutWrench:
What the CIA did is despicable. They deliberately jeopardized the lives of foreign health care workers in Pakistan, and have made their jobs far more difficult and dangerous.

Most of what they do is despicable.  To be a spook is largely to exist in a moral vacuum where your country's evil is somehow preferable to your opponents' evil.
 
2013-10-07 02:13:34 PM

NutWrench: What the CIA did is despicable. They deliberately jeopardized the lives of foreign health care workers in Pakistan, and have made their jobs far more difficult and dangerous.


Obama did what he had to do to catch Bin Laden.

Bush didn't have the balls to try something that audacious and clever.
 
2013-10-07 02:16:00 PM
Wait.. so someone who opposed Anti-Vaccination bigots decided to blow them up.  Gotcha
 
2013-10-07 02:18:56 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Anti-vaccination opponents = people in support of vaccinations.


The enemy of my crazy conspiracy theory might just buy into a completely different crazy conspiracy theory.
 
2013-10-07 02:20:01 PM

computerguyUT: Ahh the loving religion of peace strikes again!.

Peace to you! Peace all over you!  I Peace on you!!

F-ing Taliban.  Truly the most horrific organization on the planet today.  Considering others like feminists and the democratic party, that says a LOT.


Nope, this one is on your team. The Taliban are conservatives.
 
2013-10-07 02:21:11 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The Taliban accuse health workers of working as US spies and allege that the polio vaccine makes children sterile.

If only it made the Taliban sterile.

Always fun to look at:  http://jennymccarthybodycount.com./Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html


That is a fascinating website.  Well, I mean the links to the CDC where you can see what everyone's dying of.  Bad year for Cyclosporiasis.
 
2013-10-07 02:23:07 PM

pute kisses like a man: / my apologies, i don't mean to make light of the horror...


This is what I came here looking for. I got my daily Col. Kurtz fix.
 
2013-10-07 02:24:06 PM

show me: Anti-vaccination opponents give me a headache.


They're worse than antidisestablishmentarians.
 
2013-10-07 02:24:36 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-07 02:26:01 PM

JesusJuice: So stop vaccinating.  fark em.  Enjoy your polio, you worthless bronze-age barbarians.



I'd be inclinded to agree, but there's a problem with that. Unless the disease is totally eradicated that gives it a resevoir population to survive in, and in this age of global travel that means that it could spread out to children in places which have eradicated it with vaccines, but stopped vaccinating everyone since they haven't had to any more.

But yeah, fark the CIA for giving those nutbags an actual fact to cite when they are paranoid about vaccination efforts. The folks responsible SHOULD be hung out to dry. They won't though.
 
2013-10-07 02:28:24 PM

meat0918: "A fake hepatitis vaccination campaign, run covertly by the CIA, helped to locate al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He was then killed in an operation by US Navy Seals."

I really farking hope heads rolled over that one.

Didn't they do something similar in Columbia and used the Red Cross as cover to rescue people?

Hey assholes, don't use aid agencies as cover for covert ops.


Nope, that was a Colombian soldier who decided to look like the Red Cross on his own.
 
2013-10-07 02:28:35 PM

show me: Anti-vaccination opponents give me a headache.


Lucky. They gave me the measles.
 
2013-10-07 02:29:26 PM
Polio Akbar!!!!!
 
2013-10-07 02:30:44 PM
The Taliban and other similar sacks of shiat were acting against polio and other vaccination programs before those geniuses shiatheads in Langley had their brainstormfart.
 
2013-10-07 02:31:51 PM

Chevello: show me: Anti-vaccination opponents give me a headache.

Lucky. They gave me the measles.


4.bp.blogspot.com 

I got a potato. And diphtheria. :(
 
2013-10-07 02:33:14 PM

computerguyUT: Ahh the loving religion of peace strikes again!.

Peace to you! Peace all over you!  I Peace on you!!

F-ing Taliban.  Truly the most horrific organization on the planet today.  Considering others like feminists and the democratic party, that says a LOT.


3/10.  Too obviously antagonistic. Some subtlety or understatement would go a long way.
 
Ant
2013-10-07 02:33:24 PM

JesusJuice: So stop vaccinating.  fark em.  Enjoy your polio, you worthless bronze-age barbarians.


Yeah, it's not like anyone ever moves from Pakistan to somewhere else in the world.

We're trying to eradicate polio here.
 
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