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(New Zealand Herald)   Doctors Without Borders says the world is losing the battle against Ebola. ISIS seems so quaint in comparison   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 116
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2014-09-03 01:31:51 AM  
Ebola? Pfft that's some August shiat. We're scared of brown people again this month.
 
2014-09-03 02:15:29 AM  
WHY ISN'T OBAMA SENDING BOMBS INTO EBOLA
 
2014-09-03 03:54:55 AM  
it is really sad.
 
2014-09-03 07:26:46 AM  
The War on Ebola® will continue! You're either with us...or against us!
 
2014-09-03 07:26:47 AM  
Those ISIS pukes will be decapitating themselves once the Ebola finds them.
 
2014-09-03 07:36:56 AM  
I see big pharma is shilling again
 
2014-09-03 07:38:19 AM  
What, those goggles don't do anything?
 
2014-09-03 07:42:17 AM  
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2014-09-03 07:45:36 AM  
If everyone with Ebola just took one for the team and went quietly into the night, without exploding blood and poo on their family members this wouldn't be a problem. Once again poor people screw everyone over with their selfishness.
 
2014-09-03 07:48:13 AM  
Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity. 

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself. 

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.
 
2014-09-03 07:49:56 AM  
Much like climate change and the theory of evolution, ebola is yet another fantasy made up by liberals for some purpose.
 
2014-09-03 07:51:28 AM  
Ebola, ISIS. ISIS, Ebola.
Talk among yourselves,  get to know each other.
 
2014-09-03 07:51:31 AM  
Where is Jessica Hyde?
 
2014-09-03 07:52:08 AM  

thehobbes: Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity. 

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself. 

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.


Yeah, but the further it spreads in Africa, the more DNA points it racks up to spend on unlocking better transmission vectors.
 
2014-09-03 07:53:18 AM  
Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.

Health care is poor in those countries because health care is meant to be poor.  We care more about what our cattle eat than we do about how the rest of the world lives or dies.
 
2014-09-03 07:58:21 AM  
In related news Obama's handicap is decreasing, woo-hoo, all is well!
 
2014-09-03 07:59:50 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.


Actually, no, it's a virus. They occur in nature. Now admittedly the whole "ZMapp" vaccine is totally out of a video game plot, but still.
 
2014-09-03 08:02:42 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.

Health care is poor in those countries because health care is meant to be poor.  We care more about what our cattle eat than we do about how the rest of the world lives or dies.


You sound poor and must be a hit at parties.
 
2014-09-03 08:02:47 AM  
media.nzherald.co.nz

the quaint tribal custom of exposing one's forehead to the ebolas will destroy us all.
 
2014-09-03 08:06:28 AM  

Delta1212: thehobbes: Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity. 

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself. 

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.

Yeah, but the further it spreads in Africa, the more DNA points it racks up to spend on unlocking better transmission vectors.


Show of hands: who's thinking about moving to Iceland or Madagascar?
 
2014-09-03 08:07:09 AM  
Quarantine ebola to the isis headquarters and both these issues can be resolved.
 
2014-09-03 08:07:22 AM  

Confabulat: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.

Actually, no, it's a virus. They occur in nature. Now admittedly the whole "ZMapp" vaccine is totally out of a video game plot, but still.


If a loved one of yours was killed by listeria, would you sue the bacterium or the corporate farm that failed to follow food safety laws?
 
2014-09-03 08:13:23 AM  
Maybe they need to return to a "with-borders" model...
 
2014-09-03 08:14:10 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.

Health care is poor in those countries because health care is meant to be poor.  We care more about what our cattle eat than we do about how the rest of the world lives or dies.


I do think we care, but I don't know what we can do about it. These are foreign countries, we can't rule them or tell them what to do.
 
2014-09-03 08:16:35 AM  

Serious Black: Delta1212: thehobbes: Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity. 

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself. 

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.

Yeah, but the further it spreads in Africa, the more DNA points it racks up to spend on unlocking better transmission vectors.

Show of hands: who's thinking about moving to Iceland or Madagascar?


I usually have more trouble with Greenland. That is, until I began starting out in Greenland
 
2014-09-03 08:19:49 AM  
Black people's problems...
 
2014-09-03 08:20:49 AM  
Did they drink champagne and tastes just like cherry cola?
 
2014-09-03 08:21:38 AM  
Did anyone else find this random?  "The latest missionary to come down with the disease, a male obstetrician, was not immediately identified by the group Serving In Mission. The group did not specify how he contracted the disease, but it can be spread through vaginal fluids."
 
2014-09-03 08:22:52 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: If a loved one of yours was killed by listeria, would you sue the bacterium or the corporate farm that failed to follow food safety laws?


I'll bite. Is it your opinion that ebola has been released either willingly or negligently by intelligent means, rather than just sort of popping up, as virii have been known to do?
 
2014-09-03 08:22:58 AM  

Serious Black: Delta1212: thehobbes: Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity. 

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself. 

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.

Yeah, but the further it spreads in Africa, the more DNA points it racks up to spend on unlocking better transmission vectors.

Show of hands: who's thinking about moving to Iceland or Madagascar?


Actually, this would be the worst idea, as people who know of it will flock there in droves before border closures... including people who have dormant but still infectious ebola .
 
2014-09-03 08:24:11 AM  

dbho: Did anyone else find this random?  "The latest missionary to come down with the disease, a male obstetrician, was not immediately identified by the group Serving In Mission. The group did not specify how he contracted the disease, but it can be spread through vaginal fluids."


That made me do a double-take till I noticed he was an obstetrician.
 
2014-09-03 08:25:19 AM  

dbho: Did anyone else find this random?  "The latest missionary to come down with the disease, a male obstetrician, was not immediately identified by the group Serving In Mission. The group did not specify how he contracted the disease, but it can be spread through vaginal fluids."


Hookers be hooking. Johns be johning.

Though I'd never partake in a place where your chance of getting HIV from the ladies of the night is astronomical...
 
2014-09-03 08:25:20 AM  
In my head, everytime I think "ebola", I hear it like the guy saying Ricola while holding the giant alpenhorn. E-bola!

/maybe that's the first symptom
 
2014-09-03 08:26:51 AM  
The good men and women of Doctors Without Borders seem to believe that the world gives a flying fark about Ebola.
Let me give you a little hint: So long as it stays far away, almost no one really cares.
 
2014-09-03 08:27:21 AM  

Slaxl: If everyone with Ebola just took one for the team and went quietly into the night, without exploding blood and poo on their family members this wouldn't be a problem. Once again poor people screw everyone over with their selfishness.


New FOX study:  99.6% of Ebola households have pustulent boils.
 
2014-09-03 08:28:10 AM  

Serious Black: Show of hands: who's thinking about moving to Iceland


Id love to move to Iceland, but for reasons besides a plague wiping out humanity.
 
2014-09-03 08:28:23 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Ebola is a symptom of the global subjugation of huge populations by small groups of powerful people.

Health care is poor in those countries because health care is meant to be poor.  We care more about what our cattle eat than we do about how the rest of the world lives or dies.


Well, because it is OUR cattle, whereas the rest of the world hat their OWN cattle. Thise white man'sburden shiat is getting tiresome.
 
2014-09-03 08:30:59 AM  

dbho: Did anyone else find this random?  "The latest missionary to come down with the disease, a male obstetrician, was not immediately identified by the group Serving In Mission. The group did not specify how he contracted the disease, but it can be spread through vaginal fluids."


No, they were pointing out how an obstetrician, who is probably dealing with pregnant women all day caught the virus, since he most likely wasn't working in an infectious disease ward, caring for Ebola victims.

And the world isn't losing the battle against Ebola.  West Africa, with it's crappy hospitals, poor quarantine procedures, and innate hatred and distrust of whatever corrupt, coup ridden government is in charge this week (which is well earned) telling them what to do is losing the battle against Ebola.  If a few of the victims manage to make it to a first world country, will we see a few cases?  Probably.  But, if you aren't trying to treat the disease at home, or go playing with/cleaning the body by hand after death, and you have a well functioning medical system and stable government, you aren't going to see a severe outbreak.
 
2014-09-03 08:31:26 AM  
So here is a question that I haven't seen asked in Ebola threads yet: What happens when other countries in Africa effectively shut down everything to prevent the spread?

Hear me out, below are just some interesting coincidences/facts that may arise:
Europe imports most of its fruit throughout the year from African producers... Where will they get food?
Trips from Australia/Far East will have to circumnavigate Africa as Suez Canal is closed for business... Again food imports?
Plus with the unrest in the gas supply due to the Russia/Ukraine fiasco, winter coming and potential food shortages, could we not suppose that Ebola could be a vector of mass human destruction? What is to stop us to repeat Black Plague type warfare once resources ran dry and everyone is cold, hungry and sickly?

Don't get me wrong, Ebola, by itself doesn't have the potential of it's bacterial super-friend Black Plague did, but it may just cause us to create the necessary conditions out of fear or greed and let it do it's dirty job. It wouldn't be the first time in human history for a plague to get out of control thanks to our response to it's effects.
 
2014-09-03 08:35:17 AM  

outtatowner: So here is a question that I haven't seen asked in Ebola threads yet: What happens when other countries in Africa effectively shut down everything to prevent the spread?

Hear me out, below are just some interesting coincidences/facts that may arise:
Europe imports most of its fruit throughout the year from African producers... Where will they get food?
Trips from Australia/Far East will have to circumnavigate Africa as Suez Canal is closed for business... Again food imports?
Plus with the unrest in the gas supply due to the Russia/Ukraine fiasco, winter coming and potential food shortages, could we not suppose that Ebola could be a vector of mass human destruction? What is to stop us to repeat Black Plague type warfare once resources ran dry and everyone is cold, hungry and sickly?

Don't get me wrong, Ebola, by itself doesn't have the potential of it's bacterial super-friend Black Plague did, but it may just cause us to create the necessary conditions out of fear or greed and let it do it's dirty job. It wouldn't be the first time in human history for a plague to get out of control thanks to our response to it's effects.


Chaos theory! Whatever happens I bet we won't predict it.
 
2014-09-03 08:47:25 AM  
Don't worry guys, we got this
www.filofilo.com

/saved the world yesterday
//last week...not so much
 
2014-09-03 08:51:12 AM  

Hack Patooey: [img.stpcdn.net image 480x320]


I love that game.  I always name my disease, "sharts."
 
2014-09-03 08:53:11 AM  

dbho: Did anyone else find this random?  "The latest missionary to come down with the disease, a male obstetrician, was not immediately identified by the group Serving In Mission. The group did not specify how he contracted the disease, but it can be spread through vaginal fluids."


Missionary Position?

/That and the Lola joke are the last stirrings of gallows humor we can afford until this stuff gets here and kills us all.
//fredthompson_redoctober.jpg
 
2014-09-03 08:56:07 AM  

Confabulat: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: If a loved one of yours was killed by listeria, would you sue the bacterium or the corporate farm that failed to follow food safety laws?

I'll bite. Is it your opinion that ebola has been released either willingly or negligently by intelligent means, rather than just sort of popping up, as virii have been known to do?


Are you suggesting that viruses are known two spontaneously generate?
 
2014-09-03 08:57:07 AM  
Until these guys say it, I am not panicking...

http://homeopathswithoutborders-na.org/
 
2014-09-03 08:58:03 AM  

Dimensio: Are you suggesting that viruses are known two spontaneously generate?


Is this a trick question?
 
2014-09-03 09:00:09 AM  
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Serious Black: Delta1212: thehobbes: Meh, define "battle." Losing it in third world countries where cultural traditions and a lack of modern medical facilities makes surviving the disease vs losing it as a pandemic that will decimate humanity.

In this case the disease is burning out the host and with quarantine measures, it should resolve itself.

Bloodborne is a horrible vector to wipe out humanity.

Yeah, but the further it spreads in Africa, the more DNA points it racks up to spend on unlocking better transmission vectors.

Show of hands: who's thinking about moving to Iceland or Madagascar?

I usually have more trouble with Greenland. That is, until I began starting out in Greenland


Funny thing, I'll be spending most of November in Indonesia right after Hajj ends, then returning to the US with stops in Washington, DC and then going to visit a friend in Dallas. It always amuses me how people lately are freaking out thinking it's the poor and brown that are going to spread it to the US. It's going to be the air-traveling tourists.
 
2014-09-03 09:00:55 AM  

Laobaojun: Ebola, ISIS. ISIS, Ebola.
Talk among yourselves,  get to know each other.


If it weren't for the real possibility that this particular bunch of religionationalist thundercoonts would probably find a way to do Ebola Suicide Bombings, I'd be all for this.

Unfortunately, we're dealing with religionationalist thundercoonts that manage to make Al Qaida seem like a pack of warm kittens in comparison (to the point that AQ, the Pope, and the local Unitarian Universalist church all agree that aforementioned religionationalist thundercoonts need to die in a fire...and these are groups that normally can't agree on the state of the weather or what to have for breakfast).  If ANYONE would find a way to turn Ebola victims into human plague grenades it'd probably be them :P

/would rather prefer that we stick every religionationalist group (AQ, ISIS, dominionists and NARasites and other Christian religionationalists, ultraorthodox Jewish religionationalists, Hindu and Buddhist religionationalists, the whole goddamn farking lot) on a nice abandoned section of Antarctica and let 'em duke it out a la Battle Royale...and then we bury the survivors.  Up to their necks in ice.  And then nuke the site from orbit
//it's the only way to be sure and there'd be less chance of them trying to share Nurgle's nastier gifts to the rest of the population
 
2014-09-03 09:01:05 AM  

outtatowner: So here is a question that I haven't seen asked in Ebola threads yet: What happens when other countries in Africa effectively shut down everything to prevent the spread?

Hear me out, below are just some interesting coincidences/facts that may arise:
Europe imports most of its fruit throughout the year from African producers... Where will they get food?
Trips from Australia/Far East will have to circumnavigate Africa as Suez Canal is closed for business... Again food imports?
Plus with the unrest in the gas supply due to the Russia/Ukraine fiasco, winter coming and potential food shortages, could we not suppose that Ebola could be a vector of mass human destruction? What is to stop us to repeat Black Plague type warfare once resources ran dry and everyone is cold, hungry and sickly?

Don't get me wrong, Ebola, by itself doesn't have the potential of it's bacterial super-friend Black Plague did, but it may just cause us to create the necessary conditions out of fear or greed and let it do it's dirty job. It wouldn't be the first time in human history for a plague to get out of control thanks to our response to it's effects.



It would be like shutting down all of North America and half of Europe because a few thousand people in Dallas and Houston have a disease.

Sense: It makes none.
 
2014-09-03 09:01:16 AM  

Labrat407: Until these guys say it, I am not panicking...

http://homeopathswithoutborders-na.org/


Jeebuz Tapdancing Christ on a cracker.  That cant possibly be real.
 
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