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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.
[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
 
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....

[img2u.info image 348x479]


"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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