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2020-06-29 10:55:11 PM  
23 votes:
I'm beginning to think all those beloved celebrities that died in 2016 was the rapture.
 
2020-06-29 10:47:00 PM  
18 votes:
Wonder why all these novel coronavirus and avian flu diseases always come from China?

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That's farking why. Shopping in a slaughter house is more common than shopping in a supermarket in some places. When half the city tromps through the slaughterhouse to make their purchases, you get a lot of novel viral mutations that cross the species barrier.

China has been told to clean up their wet markets for farking decades. Increasing urbanization is only going to make it worse, and it's pretty farking evident the area this point the wet markets are a global threat.
 
2020-06-29 5:21:07 PM  
15 votes:
Let's get to the important question: Can it be caught by eating bacon?
 
2020-06-29 11:00:32 PM  
12 votes:
The good news is there's 180something countries taking things like this seriously. The bad news is there's 190some countries. The fark news is I live in one of those last ones.
 
2020-06-29 11:09:06 PM  
10 votes:

sirgrim: The good news is there's 180something countries taking things like this seriously. The bad news is there's 190some countries. The fark news is I live in one of those last ones.


The bad news is that air travel between poor and rich countries still happen... not poor people, but rich entitled scumbags travelling and spreading diseases.

Its not the poor farmer from mainland china, forced to live with his pigs that's spreading disease, its the wall street guy who went to hong kong during the week-end to eat some weird chinese food and bang some hookers and then came back to NYC.
 
2020-06-29 5:18:04 PM  
9 votes:
Oh, FFS!  2 pandemics at once?
 
2020-06-29 8:39:42 PM  
8 votes:
*throws hands in the air*
Well, at least I lived to be fairly old. Good luck, kids.
 
2020-06-29 9:55:00 PM  
6 votes:
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2020-06-29 10:59:29 PM  
5 votes:
Deadly virus ready to emerge from China. This is not a repeat from December
 
2020-06-29 5:50:35 PM  
5 votes:
I got nothing...just...2020...I really don't want to ask, "What next?" because you know we'll all find out soon enough..
 
2020-06-29 11:27:26 PM  
4 votes:
Annnnndd the White House has defunded the agency researching this.
 
2020-06-29 11:10:19 PM  
4 votes:

Weatherkiss: I had Iranian War for July. Is it too late to switch it to swine flu?


I'm sticking with zombie redneck torture family.
 
2020-06-29 11:06:59 PM  
4 votes:
Seems like the best time for another pandemic, while I'm still wearing a mask and washing my hands from the first one.
 
2020-06-29 11:05:05 PM  
4 votes:

morg: They didn't mention how serious the symptoms are and it sounds like the current flu vaccines can adapted easily enough. Seems like non-starter.


Let's hope so.
 
2020-06-29 11:37:07 PM  
3 votes:
Not to worry, we just won't test for it and this we will have zero cases.
 
2020-06-29 11:06:20 PM  
3 votes:

Elegy: Wonder why all these novel coronavirus and avian flu diseases always come from China?

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That's farking why. Shopping in a slaughter house is more common than shopping in a supermarket in some places. When half the city tromps through the slaughterhouse to make their purchases, you get a lot of novel viral mutations that cross the species barrier.

China has been told to clean up their wet markets for farking decades. Increasing urbanization is only going to make it worse, and it's pretty farking evident the area this point the wet markets are a global threat.


Yup. Most diseases come from animals... which comes from humans close to animals... which happens in poor countries.

China is doing this, Mexico is doing this... most of the world is doing this. Until we fix this shiat worldwide, we'll always have pandemics and new diseases.

If we werent stupid humans, instead of wasting money on the military, we would invest our ressources into modernizing poor countries so people wouldnt live in shiathole conditions so this kind of crap wouldnt happen... the only ones living near animals would be those who ''grow'' them... the chances of diseases jumping species would go down by a billion fold.

/but we cant have nice things
//because people are people
 
2020-06-29 11:00:37 PM  
3 votes:
Six Pieces, Sixteen Pigs - Snatch (5/8) Movie CLIP (2000) HD
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2020-06-29 10:55:49 PM  
3 votes:
Swine Flu 2: How do you do?
 
2020-06-30 9:57:53 AM  
2 votes:

bfh0417: How about this? No travel from China. Go there all you want, you ain't coming back. Chinamen, stay the Fark out.


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2020-06-30 7:48:33 AM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: Phantasmo: waxbeans: My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: government-imposed famines during the Cultural Revolution I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Oh. Being hungry is okay when it's a business decision and evil when it's the government.
I see.
Carry on .

I've written multiple insulting introductions here now and deleted them all, I'll just say that I can't believe this comment. During the Great Chinese Famine 15-45 million people died of starvation, please tell me when the United States has ever let that many of its citizens starve. Go ahead, I'll farking wait. While I'm waiting, maybe you can also realize that capitalism per Pew Research has lifted millions out of poverty, "From 2001 to 2011, nearly 700 million people globally moved out of poverty, meaning $2 a day or less." I don't care if that's capitalism or capitalism mixed with socialism, it sure as hell ain't communism.

/Not even in the worst Dickensian hell hole could they come up with those kind of starvation numbers.
//No matter how much Farkers want them to be, China and the USA are not morally equivalent (and no we're not worse).

Sure, I'm being hyperbolic.

But, I'm 46.
I read.
I digest all kinds of information.
It's clear go me, after 20 years of information absorption, our differences are superficial and made to maintain things worked for over decades.
Sure, hindsight is 2020.
But, that is all I got. I can't tell the future. But,
After analyzing the outcomes of wars and the current state of countries around the world, it's clear it's all smoke and mirrors. People are people. The world over. The people in power like for us to see enemies in every shadow.
If this wasn't the case, Enterprise would not be conducted with people we think are evil.


During the early Covid threads you were arguing that all the talk about the Chinese government being oppressive, hiding secrets, and lying to the world was probably just racist propaganda.  I think you have digestive problems.
 
2020-06-30 6:17:45 AM  
2 votes:
How about this? No travel from China. Go there all you want, you ain't coming back. Chinamen, stay the Fark out.
 
2020-06-30 2:57:27 AM  
2 votes:

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: Elegy: lolmao500: Yup. Most diseases come from animals... which comes from humans close to animals... which happens in poor countries.

China is doing this, Mexico is doing this... most of the world is doing this. Until we fix this shiat worldwide, we'll always have pandemics and new diseases.

If we werent stupid humans, instead of wasting money on the military, we would invest our ressources into modernizing poor countries so people wouldnt live in shiathole conditions so this kind of crap wouldnt happen... the only ones living near animals would be those who ''grow'' them... the chances of diseases jumping species would go down by a billion fold.

/but we cant have nice things
//because people are people

TBF you're right and it's a huge farking problem worldwide. To be equally fair China is authoritarian enough to do it immediately if they wanted to.

The wet markets are indeed goddamned iffy but are not, in truth, the real problem. Which is the 'farming' of wild animals to get to the wet markets in the first place. And yes. The PRC government could make it happen ... at the cost of the starvation of a significant fraction of their population. The 22nd-century cities on the coast are not China.

This is China:
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And given their experiences with government-imposed famines during the Cultural Revolution I don't see that happening anytime soon.


No. That is not the problem. The population density isn't high enough. Peasants don't travel.

The problem is that the people in your photograph move to these huge urban cities you or I will never see, but they keep their provincial attitudes about sanitation. China doesn't enforce modern health standards. Or at least not well.

Those maps I posted are the wet markets in Najing, a single, extremely modern city:
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They aren't provinces, those are the wet markets in a single, modern Chinese city.

China is cramming millions of people into modern high density urban environments, and enforcing the health regulations of a medieval European city. It probably ends in tears. They could clean up the wet markets without endangering the food supply.
 
2020-06-30 2:54:14 AM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: GrogSmash: waxbeans: Lance Robdon: It's okay, everyone. It won't be a threat if we all just collectively agree to not eat any more pork ever again.  We can survive without bacon, can we not?  CAN WE NOT?!?

Wait.
ROFLMAO.
Maybe this is the real reason pork is prohibited in ancient religions.

(Runs)

They are omnivores.  Which means they typically carry a number of nasty parasites.  Some priests figured out a long time ago that eating such beasties was a bad idea...

?
That was what I was saying.

But, while saying that.
Slipped a little poke in, too. Friendly poke in the ribs.
Mmmmm ribs.


Pork ribs are the superior ribs. Drool.
 
2020-06-30 12:43:59 AM  
2 votes:

rcain: lolmao500: rcain: Simple solution: we nuke the shiat out of China

They refuse to keep their shiat under control. They insist on cultivating one deadly pathogen after the next in their livestock markets. They fark around, lie, coverup and get people killed all over the world

It's time America steps the fark up and does what America does best
Bomb the shiat out of something

The only good commie is a dead commie. Thats a fact.

This has nothing to do with political ideology, you insipid twit

This is straight up willful ignorance and refusal to buckle under, and endure the pain and expense of doing what is right

Fact is, if this was happening in America right now Trump would Fire the heads of the FDA and replace them with idiot lackeys just to appease the factory meat farmers

China is simply refusing to abolish their antiquated live stock markets and move to modern, sanitary means of procuring livestock in a marketplace setting and as long as they insist on keeping their tradition then the rest of the world will pay the price


And if people would stop traveling there and bringing it back to the poors in their countries we'd all be protected from this stuff. But no, the rich gotta play jet setters.
So let's ban all the travelers from coming back.
I'm sick of it all
 
2020-06-30 12:17:08 AM  
2 votes:

Elegy: lolmao500: Yup. Most diseases come from animals... which comes from humans close to animals... which happens in poor countries.

China is doing this, Mexico is doing this... most of the world is doing this. Until we fix this shiat worldwide, we'll always have pandemics and new diseases.

If we werent stupid humans, instead of wasting money on the military, we would invest our ressources into modernizing poor countries so people wouldnt live in shiathole conditions so this kind of crap wouldnt happen... the only ones living near animals would be those who ''grow'' them... the chances of diseases jumping species would go down by a billion fold.

/but we cant have nice things
//because people are people

TBF you're right and it's a huge farking problem worldwide. To be equally fair China is authoritarian enough to do it immediately if they wanted to.


The wet markets are indeed goddamned iffy but are not, in truth, the real problem. Which is the 'farming' of wild animals to get to the wet markets in the first place. And yes. The PRC government could make it happen ... at the cost of the starvation of a significant fraction of their population. The 22nd-century cities on the coast are not China.

This is China:
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And given their experiences with government-imposed famines during the Cultural Revolution I don't see that happening anytime soon.
 
2020-06-29 11:47:06 PM  
2 votes:

morg: They didn't mention how serious the symptoms are and it sounds like the current flu vaccines can adapted easily enough. Seems like non-starter.


Woah. Deja vu.
 
2020-06-29 11:09:19 PM  
2 votes:

Weatherkiss: I had Iranian War for July. Is it too late to switch it to swine flu?


What makes you think that particular disaster isn't going to happen?  :)
 
2020-06-29 11:00:25 PM  
2 votes:
WTF?  Just nuke China from orbit already.
 
2020-06-30 6:11:07 AM  
1 vote:

RedVentrue: What happens when when we get to the bonus round?


This is a leap year.
Just so 2020 has an extra day to give us the finger.
 
2020-06-30 12:13:34 AM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: GrogSmash: waxbeans: Lance Robdon: It's okay, everyone. It won't be a threat if we all just collectively agree to not eat any more pork ever again.  We can survive without bacon, can we not?  CAN WE NOT?!?

Wait.
ROFLMAO.
Maybe this is the real reason pork is prohibited in ancient religions.

(Runs)

They are omnivores.  Which means they typically carry a number of nasty parasites.  Some priests figured out a long time ago that eating such beasties was a bad idea...

?
That was what I was saying.

But, while saying that.
Slipped a little poke in, too. Friendly poke in the ribs.
Mmmmm ribs.


Sorry.  Been that kibd of day.

And fark you.  Now I want ribs.  And a side of bbq'd bacon wrapped asparagus.
 
2020-06-30 12:11:27 AM  
1 vote:
Ok, honest question.

Who the hell is Randall Flagg in all this?  It sure as fark ain't the Orange Monkey.
 
2020-06-29 11:59:22 PM  
1 vote:
God farking dammit. Put the shiat back in the box, Pandora.
 
2020-06-29 11:57:15 PM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: Lance Robdon: It's okay, everyone. It won't be a threat if we all just collectively agree to not eat any more pork ever again.  We can survive without bacon, can we not?  CAN WE NOT?!?

Wait.
ROFLMAO.
Maybe this is the real reason pork is prohibited in ancient religions.

(Runs)


They are omnivores.  Which means they typically carry a number of nasty parasites.  Some priests figured out a long time ago that eating such beasties was a bad idea...
 
2020-06-29 11:46:25 PM  
1 vote:

KitchenBacon: OldRod: Oh, FFS!  2 pandemics at once?

7 billion people, many living right on top of each other and livestock...it was inevitable.


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2020-06-29 11:25:16 PM  
1 vote:

Weatherkiss: I had Iranian War for July. Is it too late to switch it to swine flu?


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2020-06-29 11:17:40 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: Yup. Most diseases come from animals... which comes from humans close to animals... which happens in poor countries.

China is doing this, Mexico is doing this... most of the world is doing this. Until we fix this shiat worldwide, we'll always have pandemics and new diseases.

If we werent stupid humans, instead of wasting money on the military, we would invest our ressources into modernizing poor countries so people wouldnt live in shiathole conditions so this kind of crap wouldnt happen... the only ones living near animals would be those who ''grow'' them... the chances of diseases jumping species would go down by a billion fold.

/but we cant have nice things
//because people are people


TBF you're right and it's a huge farking problem worldwide. To be equally fair China is authoritarian enough to do it immediately if they wanted to.
 
2020-06-29 11:04:00 PM  
1 vote:
They didn't mention how serious the symptoms are and it sounds like the current flu vaccines can adapted easily enough. Seems like non-starter.
 
2020-06-29 11:02:47 PM  
1 vote:
If anyone is playing Jumanji, can you please stop?
 
2020-06-29 10:55:34 PM  
1 vote:
2020 you're drunk, go home.
 
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