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(The New Yorker)   The guinea worm is nearing extinction. With helpful photo of a girl with a guinea worm emerging from her leg (warning: a bit graphic)   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, gastric acid, South Sudan, water fleas, Carter Center, water filtration  
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2013-07-30 01:17:30 AM  
3 votes:
"Italian worm" is the preferred nomenclature.
2013-07-30 04:01:27 PM  
1 vote:

TheraTx: is that kid purple?

Can't they use some topical anesthetic and cut it out

You wind it around a stick.

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2013-07-30 12:03:41 PM  
1 vote:

ikanreed: Carter was the first president to undercut green energy development. Had a bunch of older hobbyist patrons at Radio Shack who were very bitter over the constant defending of energy research, and they always trace it back to the Carter administration for setting the example followed by every other administration. Reagan was only too happy to contin

So: funding and publicly supporting=undercutting because later petulant republicans will do anything they can to dismantle progress?

When the Republicans found out Carter was for green energy, they made it a platform policy to oppose it. This, in turn, undercut green energy development.

Thanks Carter!
2013-07-30 10:20:49 AM  
1 vote:
What about guinea pirates?

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2013-07-30 09:56:08 AM  
1 vote:

SevenizGud: This cannot be allowed to happen. This worm is ENDANGERED. How can we smugly sit around pondering the fate of an entire species?

That girl's leg is breeding ground for an ENDANGERED species. It cannot be disturbed for any reason.

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2013-07-30 09:29:26 AM  
1 vote:

nekom: Gulper Eel: ambassador_ahab: Give thanks to Jimmy Carter for this.  His efforts helped make this possible.

Just keep him out of politics and everything's copacetic.

I get the impression that he was just too "nice" of a guy for politics.  Always seemed to mean well, and I certainly applaud and commend his humanitarian efforts, but he just didn't seem cut out to be a politician.  Still, I have great respect for the man.

Uh oh, now you've done it. Not familiar with Gulper Eel?
2013-07-30 08:43:14 AM  
1 vote:
I'd like to make two points.

First: AHHHHH!

Second: AHHHHH!

Now, I know that both those points are the same, but I believe it was important enough to bear repeating.
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