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2020-03-18 3:00:26 PM  
RealClearScience?  Ummm.... no.  It's a off shoot from RealClearPolitics.
 
2020-03-18 3:28:09 PM  
ill take shiatty hygiene, eating stuff they shouldn't, population density, and snorting ground up rhino wang instead real medicine for 800 Alex.
 
2020-03-18 3:35:46 PM  
Pork?

I still don't get why they love pork so much.
 
2020-03-18 3:41:07 PM  
Eating fried iguana dicks or whatever is the local exotic animal delicacy? No one in America got this by eating a hamburger.
 
2020-03-18 3:44:44 PM  

mrmopar5287: Eating fried iguana dicks or whatever is the local exotic animal delicacy? No one in America got this by eating a hamburger.


Isn't that what the guy who recently went on Joe Rogan said? Something about some dude eating an ant-eater type animal that allowed the virus to cross over to people. But sure, American soldiers existing is probably to blame, I guess.
 
2020-03-18 3:44:51 PM  
Because there are a lot of people over there and they partake in a lot of ignorant, superstitious shiat.

Next question.
 
2020-03-18 3:51:22 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Something about some dude eating an ant-eater type animal


Pangolin
 
2020-03-18 4:03:36 PM  
It should be noted that most of the Influenza strains that travel all over the World each year originate in China.

And this sounds really prophetic:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc​e​-nature/china-ground-zero-future-pande​mic-180965213/

It's a 2017 article about Bird Flu, but it lays out the case that China's unique set of circumstances means it's likely to be the source of the next pandemic.

And it was.
 
2020-03-18 4:05:50 PM  

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Pangolin


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PANGOLINI WANTS HIS HAND BACK!
 
2020-03-18 4:08:15 PM  
ProTip:
All three Plagues originated from China.
1) Justinian Plague
2) Black Death
3) 3rd Plague
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_D​e​ath

//not racist
 
2020-03-18 4:08:18 PM  
Live markets
 
2020-03-18 4:10:29 PM  

khitsicker: ill take shiatty hygiene, eating stuff they shouldn't, population density, and snorting ground up rhino wang instead real medicine for 800 Alex.


"It's not a big mystery why this is happening... lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don't have great hygiene required. It's a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses,"

I guess that second item is why it doesn't happen with India?
 
2020-03-18 4:17:08 PM  

Dakai: Live markets


Journalist goes undercover at "wet markets", where the Coronavirus started | 60 Minutes Australia
Youtube Y7nZ4mw4mXw
 
2020-03-18 4:20:00 PM  

nemisonic: ProTip:
All three Plagues originated from China.
1) Justinian Plague
2) Black Death
3) 3rd Plague
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_De​ath

//not racist


"But for a brief moment we made crazy money on silk and peppercorns"
 
2020-03-18 4:21:52 PM  

mr0x: Pork?

I still don't get why they love pork so much.


Because pork is delicious?
 
2020-03-18 4:24:46 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: mrmopar5287: Eating fried iguana dicks or whatever is the local exotic animal delicacy? No one in America got this by eating a hamburger.

Isn't that what the guy who recently went on Joe Rogan said? Something about some dude eating an ant-eater type animal that allowed the virus to cross over to people. But sure, American soldiers existing is probably to blame, I guess.


Family Guy - God Present the Asians
Youtube tELtlBd4gp0
 
2020-03-18 4:29:22 PM  

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Pangolin


I saw my first pangolin in India last mon... uh oh
 
2020-03-18 4:33:55 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Something about some dude eating an ant-eater


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2020-03-18 4:34:04 PM  

UNC_Samurai: khitsicker: ill take shiatty hygiene, eating stuff they shouldn't, population density, and snorting ground up rhino wang instead real medicine for 800 Alex.

"It's not a big mystery why this is happening... lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don't have great hygiene required. It's a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses,"

I guess that second item is why it doesn't happen with India?


Hindus are by and large vegetarian so you may be on to something there.

The Chinese will eat farking anything.
 
2020-03-18 4:35:07 PM  
Do not eat pangolin!  Problem solved.

Nuke countries that import pangolin for eating or for harder penis magic.
 
2020-03-18 4:35:41 PM  

GameSprocket: mr0x: Pork?

I still don't get why they love pork so much.

Because pork is delicious?


https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/easy​-​garlic-ginger-glazed-sticky-pork/

I added a bag of frozen sugar snap peas, some mushrooms and about 2/3rd cup chicken stock with corn starch to extend and thicken sauce to make up for extra ingredients. Several over rice. You're welcome.
 
2020-03-18 5:00:32 PM  

MythDragon: GameSprocket: mr0x: Pork?

I still don't get why they love pork so much.

Because pork is delicious?

https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/easy-​garlic-ginger-glazed-sticky-pork/

I added a bag of frozen sugar snap peas, some mushrooms and about 2/3rd cup chicken stock with corn starch to extend and thicken sauce to make up for extra ingredients. Several over rice. You're welcome.


Extra chicken stock and corn starch is never a bad idea. I like my flavor in every bite and extending it and reducing the salt concentration is perfect.
 
2020-03-18 5:02:04 PM  
Apparently some workers in virus containment labs take animals to the market when they are finished testing them for infections. Just to make a buck

/ or so I heard on the news from someone who actually saw this
 
2020-03-18 5:18:53 PM  
In agreement with others, the opening picture in the article sums it up nicely.
 
2020-03-18 5:20:17 PM  

LeftCoast_eh: Apparently some workers in virus containment labs take animals to the market when they are finished testing them for infections. Just to make a buck

/ or so I heard on the news from someone who actually saw this


Then we need to contain the risk.  By nuking the facilities.  Fusion heat will kill the virus.
 
2020-03-18 5:26:07 PM  
"It's not a big mystery why this is happening... lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don't have great hygiene required. It's a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses," Dr. Steven Novella recently opined

Oh dear. Careful there, doctor. Why don't we just say that the hygiene is "different?"
 
2020-03-18 5:29:55 PM  

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"I should eat this!"
 
2020-03-18 5:52:06 PM  

bughunter: ThatBillmanGuy: Something about some dude eating an ant-eater

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I don't even want to know...
 
2020-03-18 5:56:22 PM  
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2020-03-18 6:02:17 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Do not eat pangolin!  Problem solved.

Nuke countries that import pangolin for eating or for harder penis magic.


Harder Penis Magic is the name of my David Bowie polka tribute band.
 
2020-03-18 6:04:50 PM  

SpaceyCat: RealClearScience?  Ummm.... no.  It's a off shoot from RealClearPolitics.


The China they DON'T want you to SEE!
Youtube rbHxeOQA1Mc


At least people will remember you as being Woke after you die.
 
2020-03-18 6:18:15 PM  
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Asked and answered.
 
2020-03-18 6:18:39 PM  
The large amounts of rural folks who still swear by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is astonishing. It's every bit as effective as homeopathy when it comes to fighting virus'.

That and they really eat some strange sh*t.
 
2020-03-18 6:26:53 PM  

Ishkur: UNC_Samurai: khitsicker: ill take shiatty hygiene, eating stuff they shouldn't, population density, and snorting ground up rhino wang instead real medicine for 800 Alex.

"It's not a big mystery why this is happening... lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don't have great hygiene required. It's a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses,"

I guess that second item is why it doesn't happen with India?

Hindus are by and large vegetarian so you may be on to something there.

The Chinese will eat farking anything.


And the other majority of Indians are Muslims, and they got the Halal thing going. They're sticking to beef (when Hindus aren't looking), chicken, goat and lamb.

/prefer Northern Indian/Pakistani/SIkh restaurants to Southern Indian vegan stuff, because meat. And less spicy.
 
2020-03-18 6:33:24 PM  

Ishkur: UNC_Samurai: khitsicker: ill take shiatty hygiene, eating stuff they shouldn't, population density, and snorting ground up rhino wang instead real medicine for 800 Alex.

"It's not a big mystery why this is happening... lots of concentrated population, with intimate contact with lots of species of animals that are potential reservoirs, and they don't have great hygiene required. It's a recipe for spitting out these kinds of viruses,"

I guess that second item is why it doesn't happen with India?

Hindus are by and large vegetarian so you may be on to something there.

The Chinese will eat farking anything.


In addition most Indian food is simmered for hours that has a tendency to kill a lot of stuff.
 
2020-03-18 6:59:55 PM  
You can characterize about 10% of that as the actual unpreventable consequences of geography / nature and 90% of it as the predictable result of conscious decisions the Chinese government makes in pursuit of an entirely intentional agenda.

Though if you want to get more specific, next time someone asks you why we need to have the government fully support general education and keep creationism etc. out of our schools or any version of "is it really that important?" with respect to educational standards, you can pretty much just point them to TFA, because half of the Party's contribution to the repeated pandemics is precisely their suppression of general education and public access to basic information.  And the other half is cultural supremacy shiat where they intentionally declare "traditional Chinese" whatever superior even when it's blatantly false/inferior... so, again, basically the equivalent of if Christians were allowed to write the curricula in the USA.

// Man, this farking pandemic just ties all to farking political issues together and brings them to a head, doesn't it?  Can't wait for it to somehow come around to eminent domain and shiat.
 
2020-03-18 7:08:36 PM  

clutchcargo2002: Dakai: Live markets

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Farking disgusting.
 
2020-03-18 8:21:34 PM  
I've been in a wet market in Hong Kong. The thing I saw there that cannot be unseen: two half eels sitting on a counter. The front halves, gasping. And on the top floor they have dai pai dong, a food court where nobody trusts the sanitation, so by tradition the first thing served is a jug of boiling water to clean your utensils etc. I would go back any time, such an interesting place.
 
2020-03-18 8:44:32 PM  
I'm gonna guess that it's a fark-ton of people and lax rules due to the government...
 
2020-03-18 10:48:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: You can characterize about 10% of that as the actual unpreventable consequences of geography / nature and 90% of it as the predictable result of conscious decisions the Chinese government makes in pursuit of an entirely intentional agenda.

Though if you want to get more specific, next time someone asks you why we need to have the government fully support general education and keep creationism etc. out of our schools or any version of "is it really that important?" with respect to educational standards, you can pretty much just point them to TFA, because half of the Party's contribution to the repeated pandemics is precisely their suppression of general education and public access to basic information.  And the other half is cultural supremacy shiat where they intentionally declare "traditional Chinese" whatever superior even when it's blatantly false/inferior... so, again, basically the equivalent of if Christians were allowed to write the curricula in the USA.

// Man, this farking pandemic just ties all to farking political issues together and brings them to a head, doesn't it?  Can't wait for it to somehow come around to eminent domain and shiat.


Yup. The world should declare the chinese communist party responsible for this shiat and they need to pay the price.

COALITION OF THE VIRUS or something to overthrow the commies and kill every last one of em, then enforce health standards in china and ban all that chinese traditional medicine bullshiat.
 
2020-03-18 11:32:09 PM  

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Pangolin


Prowling or Reckless?

Here's hoping a future MTG set has a Pestilent Pangolin.
 
2020-03-18 11:42:43 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: mrmopar5287: Eating fried iguana dicks or whatever is the local exotic animal delicacy? No one in America got this by eating a hamburger.

Isn't that what the guy who recently went on Joe Rogan said? Something about some dude eating an ant-eater type animal that allowed the virus to cross over to people. But sure, American soldiers existing is probably to blame, I guess.


It's really from bats, but to try to keep the pangolins from becoming extinct pangolins are being said to have caused it.
/Why do people say corona virus instead of A Corona Virus, since it's a family of them(e.g SARS and MERS)?
 
2020-03-19 1:20:04 AM  
Pangolin, Pangolout.
You can't explain that.
 
2020-03-19 8:09:33 AM  
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2020-03-19 8:49:30 AM  

nemisonic: ProTip:
All three Plagues originated from China.
1) Justinian Plague
2) Black Death
3) 3rd Plague
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_De​ath

//not racist


The plague might have originated in one of the Stans.
 
2020-03-19 8:53:44 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: ThatBillmanGuy: mrmopar5287: Eating fried iguana dicks or whatever is the local exotic animal delicacy? No one in America got this by eating a hamburger.

Isn't that what the guy who recently went on Joe Rogan said? Something about some dude eating an ant-eater type animal that allowed the virus to cross over to people. But sure, American soldiers existing is probably to blame, I guess.

It's really from bats, but to try to keep the pangolins from becoming extinct pangolins are being said to have caused it.
/Why do people say corona virus instead of A Corona Virus, since it's a family of them(e.g SARS and MERS)?


Yes, because being the reservoir of a fatal plague will prevent people from exterminating pangolins.

That's not how humanity works.
 
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