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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-20 08:48:29 PM  
Doctors without borders: Ebola without borders.
 
2014-06-20 09:00:35 PM  
Games without frontiers-war without tears
 
2014-06-20 09:10:01 PM  

shanrick: Games without frontiers-war without tears


Whistling tunes while kissing baboons in the jungle may have been how this whole thing got started

/it's a knockout
 
2014-06-20 09:29:05 PM  
If looks could kill they probably will.
 
2014-06-20 09:42:20 PM  
fark Madagascar I'm lockin' shiat down!
 
2014-06-20 10:02:49 PM  
7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.
 
2014-06-20 10:04:25 PM  
Which kind of Ebola?
 
2014-06-20 10:05:29 PM  
That which doesn't kill you only makes you weep blood out of your pores.
 
2014-06-20 10:05:59 PM  
Ebola attaching to human mucous membranes: humans are delicious.
 
2014-06-20 10:07:57 PM  
Ebola is so 2000. These days, it's iBola.
 
2014-06-20 10:08:08 PM  
Nevermind:

Genetic analysis of the virus indicates that it is closely related (97% identical) to variants of Ebola virus (species Zaire ebolavirus) identified earlier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon
 
2014-06-20 10:09:14 PM  

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


The exploding kind.
 
2014-06-20 10:10:21 PM  
Only one man can save us now.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-20 10:10:57 PM  
Yeah, I got the references to the song 'Jeux sans Frontieres'. Cool.

If any of you feel like helping Medecins sans Frontieres, heroes by any definition of the term, here is their website.

http://www.msf.org/

Depressingly Americocentric report, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
 
2014-06-20 10:12:16 PM  
Eyes, ears, nose, gums, anus, genitalia. Then your cells start bursting inside your body and the virus spreads. Then things get serious.
 
2014-06-20 10:12:39 PM  
...and that's why you need borders.
 
2014-06-20 10:16:20 PM  
images4.static-bluray.com
 
ecl
2014-06-20 10:21:13 PM  

Tillmaster: Yeah, I got the references to the song 'Jeux sans Frontieres'. Cool.

If any of you feel like helping Medecins sans Frontieres, heroes by any definition of the term, here is their website.

http://www.msf.org/

Depressingly Americocentric report, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.


Which part had emphasis on America?
 
2014-06-20 10:24:13 PM  
M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.
 
2014-06-20 10:24:50 PM  

Tillmaster: Yeah, I got the references to the song 'Jeux sans Frontieres'. Cool.

If any of you feel like helping Medecins sans Frontieres, heroes by any definition of the term, here is their website.

http://www.msf.org/

Depressingly Americocentric report, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.


You sound earnest.

/also, you might not belong here.
 
2014-06-20 10:24:56 PM  
Subby's headline reads like a hyperbola.
 
2014-06-20 10:27:25 PM  

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


You know the kind people get better from? It's not that kind.
 
2014-06-20 10:27:27 PM  
Damned GM, when will they begin recalling the Ebola?
 
2014-06-20 10:32:22 PM  
"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... OK, maybe they should have skipped the fruit bats."
 
2014-06-20 10:32:26 PM  
cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-06-20 10:32:58 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-20 10:33:52 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com

www.kazunderworld.com

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-20 10:37:10 PM  
It will run its course until something hits the West, because brown.

Can you imagine when this hits Paris or London?
 
KIA
2014-06-20 10:38:21 PM  
Meh, let's wait until it reaches the Ganges and then make a decision.
 
2014-06-20 10:42:35 PM  

MemeSlave: It will run its course until something hits the West, because brown.

Can you imagine when this hits Paris or London?


Uh, they have been trying damn hard to cointain it.

IT doesn't help when relatives *storm the hospitals* to force sick family members out of quarantine.
 
2014-06-20 10:44:21 PM  
♫ ♫ Ebola and ivory...♫ ♫
 
2014-06-20 10:44:30 PM  
Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?
 
2014-06-20 10:45:33 PM  

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.
 
2014-06-20 10:45:52 PM  
I think Doctors without Borders could cure everybody just with the money they'd save if they stopped sending me letters asking for money.
 
2014-06-20 10:46:07 PM  

Snapper Carr: Only one man can save us now.

[i.imgur.com image 450x344]


I got some E-1101 in the freezer.
 
2014-06-20 10:49:12 PM  
So what's the bigger threat to me?

This shiat or the ISIS people?

Have a couple guns so I'm guessing ebola.
 
2014-06-20 10:49:18 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I don't think the first world -ever- actually pretended to care about Africa.
What they care about is this escaping Africa and winding up somewhere it will affect property values.
 
2014-06-20 10:49:31 PM  
Good Ebola proof border.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-20 10:54:33 PM  
and thomas malthus just laughs
 
2014-06-20 10:56:26 PM  
Let's let thousands of illegals pour over the southern border the air transport them to different places around the country.
 
2014-06-20 11:00:11 PM  
Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

.. so it's not airborne.  Just don't touch people or unknown fluids.
 
2014-06-20 11:01:59 PM  

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.
 
2014-06-20 11:03:45 PM  
Everyone in this thread is awful and I love you all.
 
2014-06-20 11:04:08 PM  

AeAe: Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

.. so it's not airborne.  Just don't touch people or unknown fluids.


Yet...

Just wait until the player evolves the "Extreme Bioaerosol" method of transmission...
 
2014-06-20 11:04:33 PM  

AeAe: .. so it's not airborne


that would be a big 'not yet'... this hasn't exactly had a sustained human outbreak yet. these things happen.
 
2014-06-20 11:05:34 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.


Several attempts to spread it to India have already failed. A billion people crowded into dense cities with no sanitation systems weeded out the weak immune systems hundreds of years ago.
 
2014-06-20 11:07:42 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: AeAe: .. so it's not airborne

that would be a big 'not yet'... this hasn't exactly had a sustained human outbreak yet. these things happen.


It has to mutate to an airborne variant, right?
 
2014-06-20 11:08:59 PM  

wildcardjack: teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.

Several attempts to spread it to India have already failed. A billion people crowded into dense cities with no sanitation systems weeded out the weak immune systems hundreds of years ago.


Ebola has nothing on that holy river.
 
2014-06-20 11:11:53 PM  
Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams
 
2014-06-20 11:14:14 PM  
Captain Tripps happened around the middle of June...
 
2014-06-20 11:16:11 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


337 deaths out of 528 cases. That means this strain kills over 60% of those who contract it.
 
2014-06-20 11:16:19 PM  

AeAe: Just don't touch people or unknown fluids.


Well hell, you might as well just kill me anyway, then.
 
2014-06-20 11:17:16 PM  
How long before Ebola shows up in the top 100 baby names?
 
2014-06-20 11:18:13 PM  
Between Ebola and MERS, things could be looking up!

i1211.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-20 11:18:26 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I don't think I ever even pretended to care
 
2014-06-20 11:20:04 PM  
Ebolas be crazy.
 
2014-06-20 11:22:30 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.


occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.
 
2014-06-20 11:23:26 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


www.setorviponline.com.br
 
ecl
2014-06-20 11:23:51 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


Nothing worse than a bad clam.
 
2014-06-20 11:25:12 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I care. There's some good hunting there. Also...

http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

To waste a little time while waiting for the end. *cough*Egypt*cough*
 
2014-06-20 11:25:39 PM  

Nancy Grace's Billowing Face Vents: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.

occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.


Very bad *For Ebola*?
 
2014-06-20 11:30:01 PM  

Felgraf: MemeSlave: It will run its course until something hits the West, because brown.

Can you imagine when this hits Paris or London?

Uh, they have been trying damn hard to cointain it.

IT doesn't help when relatives *storm the hospitals* to force sick family members out of quarantine.


Is there anything stupid that people won't do fervently?
 
ecl
2014-06-20 11:32:59 PM  

eventhelosers: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

[www.setorviponline.com.br image 850x567]


Turned down the Kinks because they weren't famous enough?

F*ck you Geldof you hack.
 
2014-06-20 11:33:29 PM  

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


the bad kind.
 
2014-06-20 11:33:41 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: fark Madagascar I'm lockin' shiat down!


Came for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-06-20 11:37:03 PM  

Felgraf: Nancy Grace's Billowing Face Vents: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.

occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.

Very bad *For Ebola*?


Not sure if serious. :)

Basically 2 out of 3 who get it... end up dead. If people begin to die 2-3 days slower while remaining contagious in an urban setting,,

The team that WHO sends out to these spots probably prevent another 300% more deaths.

...

100 years ago, an  influenza virus killed at least 50 million people on the planet. That was before air travel.

We are due.
 
2014-06-20 11:44:16 PM  
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.
 
2014-06-20 11:48:38 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.


/2 edgy 4 me
//poorly thought out mid-20's goths
 
2014-06-20 11:52:21 PM  
i61.tinypic.com

Doctor within Borders.
 
2014-06-20 11:57:01 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-20 11:57:45 PM  
Somewhere, Bono is clapping....

img2u.info
 
2014-06-21 12:00:39 AM  

ZAZ: Doctors without borders: Ebola without borders.


Ebola without borders. Doctors out of control.
 
2014-06-21 12:03:23 AM  
Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.
 
2014-06-21 12:16:16 AM  

Rik01: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.


what nation, Guinea? Methinks you brush a bit too broad.
 
2014-06-21 12:17:02 AM  

cdn.breitbart.comThanks, Fartbola!

 
2014-06-21 12:26:08 AM  

Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.


When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:19 AM  
We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:19 AM  
It could be worse than what is being reported.  I believe the death toll is basically just death's that have been confirmed as being Ebola.  There's no telling how many people are dying in unvisited rural areas, or in isolation at home, without ever being diagnosed by doctors.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:59 AM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.


Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...
 
2014-06-21 12:31:15 AM  

gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.


you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.
 
2014-06-21 12:34:56 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I dunno about you, but I thank the rains down there.
 
2014-06-21 12:37:26 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

I dunno about you, but I thank the rains down there.


I miss them too...
 
2014-06-21 12:43:46 AM  
doomjesse:

Abaddon The DespoilerPopulation is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.

Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...


Not to mention gold, platinum, oil, the stuff used in your cellphone battery... along with the usual agricultural products.

Africa is a large continent, but there are plenty of bright spots for investments and investment-related projects. Doesn't seem like the Chinese are particurly shy about investing there.
 
2014-06-21 01:09:07 AM  

foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.


THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.
 
2014-06-21 01:15:04 AM  

LadySusan: gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.

you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.


As a survivor of disseminated Valley Fever, I can vouch....you do NOT want it. We have it in West Texas too.

/not to be confused with the African Rift Valley Fever.....Ebola's less trashy cousin.
 
2014-06-21 01:16:28 AM  
Ebola is back; Herman Caine is back. Trifecta in play?
 
2014-06-21 01:20:59 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.

THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.


Don't forget, there are also pathogens that are carried and spread by those who are immune to infection, or have developed an immunity.
 
2014-06-21 01:26:15 AM  
Let's just give up.
 
2014-06-21 01:41:28 AM  

tylerdurden217: Let's just give up.


I'ma give up on leaving my house.

/starts making shopping list for the inevitable outbreak
//please leave the internet in 'auto' mode...
 
2014-06-21 02:02:22 AM  

tylerdurden217: Let's just give up.


I gave up giving up for Lent. When is Lent again?
 
2014-06-21 02:04:26 AM  

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.
 
2014-06-21 02:15:42 AM  

Abaddon The Derpspoiler: Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth ANCESTRAL, BUT SEE, I'M AN IDIOT, SO THERE LIBS!! village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.


Fixed that for you, D!ck.
 
2014-06-21 02:17:18 AM  
Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.
 
2014-06-21 02:19:21 AM  
 
2014-06-21 02:24:18 AM  

BalugaJoe: We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.


I love you so very much.
 
2014-06-21 02:32:10 AM  

BalugaJoe: We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.


#YesAllEbola
 
2014-06-21 02:34:59 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.


In general, countries with high death rates also tend to have fast-growing populations. Epidemics are no exception. The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.
 
2014-06-21 02:45:33 AM  

Mija: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.


img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-21 03:04:06 AM  

CodPor: Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.

In general, countries with high death rates also tend to have fast-growing populations. Epidemics are no exception. The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.


You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.
 
2014-06-21 03:05:39 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.

THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.



The one upside is that Ebola is such a simple virus that any significant mutations stand a decent chance of making it a good measure less deadly.
Even as bad as it is, this outbreak has a lower mortality rate than some of the other relatively large outbreaks, which often hovered around 80-90%.
 
2014-06-21 03:08:29 AM  

CodPor: The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.


Yep.  The solution to overpopulation is modern economies.  If kids are expensive, people have fewer of them.
 
2014-06-21 03:20:19 AM  

Prophet of Loss: You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.


The Black Death killed about 22% of the world population of its time. Given humanity's current population growth rates, we would recover from a comparable loss in 20 years, tops.
 
2014-06-21 03:22:27 AM  
For the price of just one cup of coffee, I could feed a starving child in Africa for a day.
Or I could have a cup of coffee that day.
That's not really a difficult decision.
 
2014-06-21 03:29:50 AM  

Deep Contact: Good Ebola proof border.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x252]


Is that supposed to be like a flood protection system?  Why would you build a giant berm/moat to protect yourself from a flood, when you can just make a hill?  That way, you actually get a view out of your window, and your house doesn't look like an acne scar.
 
2014-06-21 03:35:42 AM  

CodPor: Prophet of Loss: You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.

The Black Death killed about 22% of the world population of its time. Given humanity's current population growth rates, we would recover from a comparable loss in 20 years, tops.


Its wasn't the depopulation itself, but the socioeconomic ramifications of such. Read a book and come back less ignorant.
 
2014-06-21 03:40:12 AM  

CodPor: Prophet of Loss: You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.

The Black Death killed about 22% of the world population of its time. Given humanity's current population growth rates, we would recover from a comparable loss in 20 years, tops.


Also, before you spout off:

Black Death is estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe's total population.

That's just Europe. Please learn you a book. If not for my sake, for the sake of humanity.
 
2014-06-21 03:45:26 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Black Death is estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe's total population.

That's just Europe.


No shiat, it's just Europe. The rest of the world was not as badly affected. You're not even making a coherent point. Don't hide your own ignorance behind a slew of insults.
 
2014-06-21 03:46:52 AM  
The shiat won't hit the fan unless it gets into a "white" country.

Then people will think it's a problem.
 
2014-06-21 03:47:19 AM  

CodPor: Prophet of Loss: Black Death is estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe's total population.

That's just Europe.

No shiat, it's just Europe. The rest of the world was not as badly affected. You're not even making a coherent point. Don't hide your own ignorance behind a slew of insults.


Bullshiat. The Middle East was hit hard was well. Keep digging bucko =).
 
2014-06-21 03:57:30 AM  

netcentric: Wait... 330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Thing is, that's 2/3 of the people infected.
 
2014-06-21 04:01:21 AM  

Prophet of Loss: CodPor: Prophet of Loss: Black Death is estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe's total population.

That's just Europe.

No shiat, it's just Europe. The rest of the world was not as badly affected. You're not even making a coherent point. Don't hide your own ignorance behind a slew of insults.

Bullshiat. The Middle East was hit hard was well. Keep digging bucko =).


Please stop fighting! That's what the Ebola wants us to do!
 
2014-06-21 04:02:20 AM  

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


You don't get to pick a few random African nations and say "ok, these people can die while I stay over here." If you're asking for a plague to reduce humanity to substantially lower numbers, you're asking for a global pandemic... and this particular plague has ~2/3 morality rate.

So, in exchange for your desired global plague, you have to pull out a d20 and roll it. Roll 1-6, you get to live. Roll 7-20, and you get to bleed out of every pore and die in a week. Still want that plague? Didn't think so.
 
2014-06-21 04:26:40 AM  
Get a mop and a Chemturion suit, snortimer is leaking!

/eewwww, that's him aaaaall over.
 
2014-06-21 04:34:49 AM  

ElLoco: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

I care. There's some good hunting there. Also...

http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

To waste a little time while waiting for the end. *cough*Egypt*cough*


You know, i was upset when that first came out because I fondly recall the free version.
 
2014-06-21 04:36:11 AM  

Prophet of Loss: CodPor: Prophet of Loss: You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.

The Black Death killed about 22% of the world population of its time. Given humanity's current population growth rates, we would recover from a comparable loss in 20 years, tops.

Its wasn't the depopulation itself, but the socioeconomic ramifications of such. Read a book and come back less ignorant.


We live in an age where 'informative books' can definitely lead the gullible down the path of ignorance.

Aliens did it.
 
2014-06-21 05:40:53 AM  

moeburn: Deep Contact: Good Ebola proof border.
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Is that supposed to be like a flood protection system?  Why would you build a giant berm/moat to protect yourself from a flood, when you can just make a hill?  That way, you actually get a view out of your window, and your house doesn't look like an acne scar.


Hard to build a hill under your house
 
2014-06-21 06:21:36 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.


Why wait?
 
2014-06-21 06:52:53 AM  
i.imgur.com

Doctors without borders no match for Militaires san Frontieres
 
2014-06-21 07:06:35 AM  

SecondaryControl: ...and that's why you need borders.


Luckily this part of the world is devoid of jihadists or other people who wouldn't ever consider weaponizing Ebola.
 
2014-06-21 07:16:38 AM  

LesserEvil: Somewhere, Bono is clapping....

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"STOP FARKIN' DOING IT!!"
 
2014-06-21 07:19:59 AM  

ecl: Tillmaster: Yeah, I got the references to the song 'Jeux sans Frontieres'. Cool.

If any of you feel like helping Medecins sans Frontieres, heroes by any definition of the term, here is their website.

http://www.msf.org/

Depressingly Americocentric report, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

Which part had emphasis on America?


Apparently because it was written in English.
 
2014-06-21 07:53:53 AM  

jm105: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

You know the kind people get better from? It's not that kind.


Aw man.  It's like it's NEVER that kind.
 
2014-06-21 08:20:36 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: shanrick: Games without frontiers-war without tears

Whistling tunes while kissing baboons in the jungle may have been how this whole thing got started

/it's a knockout


Ebola's so popular.
 
2014-06-21 09:05:14 AM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.


So we can end welfare programs then.
 
2014-06-21 09:32:33 AM  

UsikFark: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 deaths out of 528 cases. That means this strain kills over 60% of those who contract it.


Hemorrhagic fevers tend to do that.  The Ebola virus kills its host basically by eating it -- cells infected with the virus produce so many copies of the virus the cell matter is used up and it implodes.  The "hemorrhagic" part is your body bleeding out after it's been dissolved on the inside.

Definitely up there on the "less pleasant ways to go" list.
 
2014-06-21 09:45:21 AM  

SirEattonHogg: doomjesse:

Abaddon The Despoiler:  Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.

Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...

Not to mention gold, platinum, oil, the stuff used in your cellphone battery... along with the usual agricultural products.

Africa is a large continent, but there are plenty of bright spots for investments and investment-related projects. Doesn't seem like the Chinese are particurly shy about investing there.


The Chinese probably figure that between all of the civil wars, infighting, AIDS, and Ebola, eventually they will have the continent all to themselves.
 
2014-06-21 09:47:44 AM  
Just goes to show how greedy the Europeans were, when they went into sub-Saharan Africa.  They had to die like flies, and still more and more came.  What did they tell the folks back home?  "Yeah, the lower half of my body is currently rotting and falling off, but, I've been making fat stacks since I got here."  If they had to rely on me to explore Africa, we would know nothing about it, to this day.  Too many unpleasant ways to die.  Australia's got nothing on Africa.
 
2014-06-21 10:00:58 AM  

trerro: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

You don't get to pick a few random African nations and say "ok, these people can die while I stay over here." If you're asking for a plague to reduce humanity to substantially lower numbers, you're asking for a global pandemic... and this particular plague has ~2/3 morality rate.

So, in exchange for your desired global plague, you have to pull out a d20 and roll it. Roll 1-6, you get to live. Roll 7-20, and you get to bleed out of every pore and die in a week. Still want that plague? Didn't think so.


Is there a "critical hit" table for infectious disease if I roll a natural 20?
 
2014-06-21 11:46:17 AM  

Prophet of Loss: CodPor: Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.

In general, countries with high death rates also tend to have fast-growing populations. Epidemics are no exception. The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.

You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.


and precipitated the creation of the Middle Class.
 
2014-06-21 01:59:09 PM  
 
ecl
2014-06-21 02:41:59 PM  
shoutitforlife.com

Ebola Outa Controla!
 
2014-06-21 04:13:42 PM  

LadySusan: gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.

you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.


And plague. It's there, waiting....
 
2014-06-21 04:59:29 PM  
Meanwhile Dr. Eric R. Pianka is hoping against hope that it kills 9 out of every 10 humans in the world.

Some people are just like that.
 
2014-06-21 10:11:41 PM  

ransack.: moeburn: Deep Contact: Good Ebola proof border.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x252]

Is that supposed to be like a flood protection system?  Why would you build a giant berm/moat to protect yourself from a flood, when you can just make a hill?  That way, you actually get a view out of your window, and your house doesn't look like an acne scar.

Hard to build a hill under your house


Everyone knows Ebola goes uphill.
 
2014-06-21 11:41:33 PM  

Yaw String: trerro: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

You don't get to pick a few random African nations and say "ok, these people can die while I stay over here." If you're asking for a plague to reduce humanity to substantially lower numbers, you're asking for a global pandemic... and this particular plague has ~2/3 morality rate.

So, in exchange for your desired global plague, you have to pull out a d20 and roll it. Roll 1-6, you get to live. Roll 7-20, and you get to bleed out of every pore and die in a week. Still want that plague? Didn't think so.

Is there a "critical hit" table for infectious disease if I roll a natural 20?


Yes, but Madagascar still survives. :P
 
2014-06-21 11:55:53 PM  
Why couldn't this happen in Iraq or Afghanistan? I'm tired of hearing about them.
 
2014-06-22 03:58:09 AM  

ginkor: Meanwhile Dr. Eric R. Pianka is hoping against hope that it kills 9 out of every 10 humans in the world.

Some people are just like that.


I looked this up and found the following:

Wikipedia: As a consequence of the controversy, Pianka and members of the Texas Academy of Science have received death threats. According to Pianka, "His daughters are now worried about his and their safety, and says his life has been flip turned upside-down by 'right-wing fools.'"
 
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