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Mapping The World's Ebola Outbreaks

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Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It causes bleeding from the eyes, ears, mouth and rectum and a bloody full-body rash leading to a quick demise. It’s one of a handful of diseases that are so deadly that governments consider it a threat to national security. Luckily, so far the cumulative death toll from Ebola has been limited to sporadic epidemics in Africa, although that may change. Here, courtesy of Blooomberg, is a map of Ebola's African outbreaks in recent history.

This map is relevant because as has been reported previously, In March, Ebola was reported in Guinea and neighboring Liberia, killing 93 people out of 151 suspected cases in the worst outbreak in seven years. While previous epidemics have affected larger populations, what’s unusual this time is how the disease has spread. Originating in small towns in southeast Guinea, the virus traveled 660 kilometers (410 miles) to the coastal capital of Conakry. Earlier outbreaks have been in remote locations. The spread of the disease is fueled by poor health infrastructure and hygiene practices. Western Africa has an acute shortage of doctors; Guinea has just 0.1 physicians per 1,000 people, among the lowest ratios in the world. International aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders sent specialist teams with biohazard suits to set up isolation units and contain the outbreak. Ebola jumps to humans from infected animals that live in the rainforest through contact with blood and other secretions from chimpanzees, gorillas, bats and other species. It spreads among humans the same way. Sick people begin to erupt with symptoms two to 21 days after exposure, leaving health-care workers and family members the most at risk. To prevent the disease from spreading, Guinea has forbidden the sale and eating of bats. Senegal closed its southern border with Guinea and governments around the world are on high alert 

Researchers think fruit bats are the most likely host of Ebola, which was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Outbreaks have also been reported in Congo Republic, Uganda and Sudan and are typically contained within a few months. Prior to the current wave, a total of 2,387 cases had led to 1,590 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. There are no drugs or vaccines approved to treat or prevent Ebola. The rarity of the disease and its prevalence in rural areas of poor African nations doesn’t provide enough incentive for big drugmakers to tackle the virus. Instead, smaller biotechnology firms and government-funded labs have taken up the challenge. The quick and horrible death of Ebola victims and the potential threat of an epidemic was captured in the 1994 best-selling non-fiction thriller “The Hot Zone.” It’s also considered a possible vehicle for terrorism. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the virus as a Category A bioterrorism agent, alongside anthrax and smallpox, compelling an expensive search for remedies.

Ebola doesn’t travel through the air, making it harder to transmit than other pathogens, such as influenza, as long as adequate health-care practices are followed. Other diseases kill many more people. Influenza kills up to half a million people a year around the globe, and resurgent diseases such as tuberculosis and the growth of antibiotic resistance are a bigger focus for global public health organizations. While Ebola is unlikely to leave Africa, the stigma and fear associated with it can prompt people to flee to hospitals outside the affected area, spreading the disease across borders and around the continent. That panic gives governments an excuse to impose travel and trade restrictions on the affected countries each time Ebola emerges from the forest.

And the latest news in the ongoing underreported epidemic, explianable considering the major US "news" outlet refuses to shift from its 24/7 coverage of the disappearance of flight MH370 (which may have been discovered today), is that an Ebola isolation center in Guinea was attacked by the public which has decided to take vigilante order into its own hands.

From BusinessWeek:

Officials in Guinea are condemning an attack on a health center where Ebola patients are being isolated from the public.

In a government statement issued Saturday, authorities said the support of aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders is essential to controlling the deadly disease.

The violence took place in the town of Macenta in southern Guinea where at least 14 people have died.

A total of 86 people have died so far from Ebola in Guinea and two other confirmed deaths have been reported in neighboring Liberia.

Aid workers have tried to inform people about how the disease is spread, though rumors and misinformation have led to panic amid the first outbreak ever in Guinea.


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Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:20 | 4627875 centerline
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Nasty mortality rate.  If was (goes) airborne, it could certainly turn ugly.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:27 | 4627886 Stackers
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Monkey fornication never ends well. Dont do it.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:53 | 4627916 Harbanger
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And stay away from Moonbats.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:02 | 4627927 Looney
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No moar monkeys? Damn! I better go catch me a snapping turtle then… ;-)


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:16 | 4628045 The Juggernaut
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An outbreak to declare Martial law and to enroll more people into OCare.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:17 | 4628424 General Decline
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Wouldn't that just make a great bio weapon?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:08 | 4627938 Buckaroo Banzai
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Moonbattery has a 90% intellectual mortality rate.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:42 | 4627995 Harbanger
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Yep, Moonbats are carriers of libola which is much more dangerous.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:48 | 4628003 remain calm
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Can someone send some fruitbats to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?  Thanks in advance

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:55 | 4628011 Harbanger
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:16 | 4627956 giggler321
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Passing any McDowell's, the smell is enough to make you want a triple McBat sandwich with extra cheese and a side of something else fried.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:19 | 4627964 Payne
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It is good to see that few True Evil Genius exist in the world.  Fictional drama plot:  Get an Ebola victim, culture the disease, sneak it into the US/Brussels/UK.  Get a job as a janitor in JP Morgan Chase Office Buildings.  Apply the culture to all the door handles of executives offices.  Result- New world Order.  Won't work on Brass or Copper door knobs so some survive. Immediately after I post this all executives begin to have someone else open doors for them thereby creating a new job, hurray.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:56 | 4628010 Bunders
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I worry about that scenario with all this talk of WWIII and nukes. Who is going to use nukes? I doubt if even a sub launched nuke comes with plausible deniability and I doubt anyone can nuke "an enemy" without fear of retaliation. I'm just waiting for some subset of the human species to be wiped out by a disease outbreak. Do any nations on earth have "leaders" that would use a bioweapon internationally on behalf of their own population and then deny it's use later? We in the west were able to justify the vaporisation of two japanese cities, carpet bombing in Germany and the killing of between 81,977 and 1,182,934 in the Global War on (Threats to the Petrodollar) Terror so I'm guessing that we do. That's not to say that any other nation is different.

edit: Why doesn't strikethrough work?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:16 | 4629199 neidermeyer
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Payne my man ,, you're not putting enough thought into it ... simply polish the door handles and apply a quick spray of laquer/varnish to seal in the glow ... the culture will live just fine on the (clear) painted surface.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:48 | 4628004 Kirk2NCC1701
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Rx = Isolation of infected humans. Kinetic injection of Pb works faster. Dispose remains in 541 Fahrenheit party.

Moral: Stop feeding it new human hosts! God, are 'smart' people (health care workers) 'dumb'.

Alas, it's their religion that often makes them dumb, in not knowing when to stop playing, when to walk away, when to run. Some religions and cultures do not have this "problem", if you know what I mean.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:51 | 4627912 Nacho.Libre
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My personal theory is that the virus causes acute scurvy through the depletion of Vitamin C.  Vitamin C given in large doses, either orally or by IV would probably help tremendously.  I find it interesing that the carriers, and hence those species affected, are on the very very very short list of animals that don't produce their own vitamin c.  That's why only fruit bats are listed, not regular bats. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:10 | 4627943 Buckaroo Banzai
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Not a bad theory.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:30 | 4627977 _ConanTheLibert...
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It's a bat theory.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:42 | 4628088 Nacho.Libre
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Look up "Klenner clinical use of vitamin c".  It's a free book.  Also, "vitamin c against disease" (the author's last name is stone, I believe).  Vitamin C is one of the key foundational components of collagen, low vitamin c, and you get scurvy.  High viral loads will deplete vitamin c levels.  that's why only the species that don't produce their own vitamin c are affected by this virus.  Since one of the symptoms is hemorrhagic bleeding, it would seem that tissues have lost their structural integrity.  This would be akin to scurvy, except the onset is brought on in a matter of weeks due to the virus, instead of months. Since no other species are affected, I would guess that even low levels of vitamin c would be sufficient to treat/cure these people.  At the very least, a bottle of vitamin c in the kitchen cabinet might not be a bad hedge.

Though, I could be wrong, and it is actually an acute nacho cheese deficiency.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:05 | 4628148 corporatewhore
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theory is plausible.

is there enough time to give the C in sufficient quantities between symptom onset and death in order to save the victim?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:33 | 4628190 Nacho.Libre
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You could give the vitamin c at the onset of symptoms.  You would just need to give it in large enough dose, that would be the issue.  And it would be an battle with status quo medicine.  There's a video about a guy who had h1n1 from australia or new zeland and his life was saved by vitamin c because of the insistence of his family.  It was a huge fight with the hospitals and doctors.  But read Klenner's work, he even reversed paralysis in polio patients. 

and as an aside, the only other animal that does not produce it's own vitamin c and is not on the list of carriers, is the guinea pig, ironically enough.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:41 | 4628096 1fortheroad
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Yes indeed, dengue fever I believe does the same thing. The Rockerfellar Modern medicine ponzie foundation took a big shit all over Vitamin C. Lifes be dammed, they will not prescribe Vitamin C.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:23 | 4628306 Aussiekiwi
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You would think all that fruit would boost their vitamin C levels now wouldn't you? lol. There is no way your body could be stripped of vitamin C that fast to produce Ebola like symptoms.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:49 | 4628673 RichardParker
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Interesting theory you have...  Found this on the loss of vitamin C biosynthesis:

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:07 | 4627935 Bangin7GramRocks
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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:32 | 4628071 Pool Shark
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 On a long enough timeline...



Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:56 | 4628479 The Chief
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One of my favorite quotes from Predator. Well done!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:12 | 4629192 neidermeyer
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I'm leaving on a jet plane.....

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:22 | 4627877 MFLTucson
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Why is it that all of these viruses including AIDS all start in Africa?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:25 | 4627882 BabylonDeer
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Cause no one cares if someone start testing biological weapons there :)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:32 | 4627979 AlaricBalth
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"So who has got away with murder? Not, of course, the British government. They merely covered up, as one does, the offensive corpses. Though not literally. That was done by person or persons unknown. So who has committed murder? Not, of course, the highly respectable firm of KDH Pharmaceutical, which has enjoyed record profits this quarter, and has now licensed ZimbaMed of Harare, to continue testing Dypraxa in Africa. No, there are no murders in Africa. Only regrettable deaths. And from those deaths we derive the benefits of civilization, benefits we can afford so easily... because those lives were bought so cheaply"

Spoken by attorney Arthur Hammond from John le Carre's The Constant Gardener

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:27 | 4627885 _SILENCER
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There's crazy bio diversity there allowing crazy shit to grow and mutate unchained, 9th century sanitation, and who knows if they're all being used as lab rats for Merc and Pfizer and all those fine folks, which I suspect is largely the case.


AIDS is most likely human engineered and released deliberately.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:57 | 4627920 UselessEater
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Endless messing with Africa by TPTB (UK, USA, Russia, China & their various darlings invarious guises eg WHO, UN, IMF etc) ensures that the worst conditions exist (bread baskets become starving unsanity hell holes), the worst medical conditions exist (reuse of plastic syringes which can't be sterilised, auto-immune deficiency overly cited to quell alarm over starvation related deaths thereby hiding the true horror, then a weakened population gets one toxic vaccine after another).

But Billy Gates is going to give them all a mobile phone so they can get into the banking system (as opposed to cash and/or barter) and so local "health workers" can schedule vaccines based on village gossip about who might be pregnant.

Ebola has been around for a long while, even made it to Hollywood. These pricks have worked out how to make it evoke ongoing fear in our minds but not how to seriously spread the dam thing just yet. However it serves the memes of fear and reinforces the premise that the CDC, WHO, etc are there for us.

Meanwhile these savages cite laziness as a cause for an upcoming epidemic cancer rather than EMF smog from wifi, smart meters, mobile phones, towers, etc. But the truth would hurt Billy Gates who profits from illness and product movement.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:11 | 4627946 Buckaroo Banzai
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Sorry, but you can't attribute Africa's problems to the white man. Liberia is proof of that.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:19 | 4627961 UselessEater
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Huh? I'm white African and was attributing massive manipulation to those PTB coveting resources without practising genuine capitalism.

I know southern Africa but if you are confident you've got "Liberia" nailed then good for you (a learning experience lost?).

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:39 | 4627991 One And Only
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How about Rhodesia?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:45 | 4628001 Buckaroo Banzai
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Case closed.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:20 | 4628052 Leaping Lizard
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USSA run by a (semi) black man.  Case closed!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:16 | 4628165 UselessEater
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cute comment but I do hope people are not confusing African-American issues nor ME issues with southern africa, and we all kinda know nothing is as simple as it appears to be.

Behind every (semi) black man is ??????ho hum

Its not an antognistic question merely a point to be made because our 'white' leaders are also corrupted tools with a little more finesse but still fronting the same special interests.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:55 | 4628681 shovelhead
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USSA run by a (semi) black man.  Case closed!



But at least he's not an American.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:07 | 4631051 UselessEater
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who put sanctions on Rhodesia? who financed and armed Mugabe's cohorts? who celebrated his take over and sang 'Freedom has come to Zimbabwe' then looked away as his reign of terror and decimation began?

hint: those who coveted the natural resources.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:01 | 4628028 UselessEater
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Yes my birth place.

Cecil Rhodes - nuff said.

Non-tribal borders turning blacks into minorities based on tribe.

Mining rights and enourmous money allocated mysteriously to an ever shrinking populace (haha).

Life conditions reduced from the approx the best to the worst within a generation or two.

Independence twisted from freddom in a bread basket to digging for gold to buy bread.

Restrictions on the ability to send money to Zim to family members who check on elderly white and black folks sitting in their homes suffering in silence with no food, glasses to see/read nor their own freakin water bottles to take to hospital.

Everyone (UK. USA, USSR, China, Australia etc.) had a piece of arming, sanctioning and fighting for the "freedom of Zimbabwe" and everyone fucked it so a few could pilfer its resources with a cut out in charge.

Everyone ignored tribal lines and the massacre afterwards, and while I get the Zim jokes about inflation, spend 30 seconds considering the consequences and opportunities for the very same parasites descending on Canada, USA, UK, Aust, etc.

I know most of you get this but a few seem to have their head in lala land, the future is dependant on being very aware and very wary of the African shenanigans -they are being played in our front yards and must be stopped.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:19 | 4628842 PrintemDano
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I suspect tearing fecal ridden anuses apart with fithy penises may have a weeeee bit to do with AIDS.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:44 | 4627910 CrashisOptimistic
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The air is humid 24/7/365.  That's mostly it.

The background radiation there is a bit higher, too.  Lots of uranium down below.  Mutations.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:01 | 4628019 One And Only
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Wrong. It's called sanitation....

Washing your hands after you wipe, cooking food, not eating bats and bush meat (animals that are already sick and(or) have died), lack of white people means lack of education to preventative care and general hygeine practices.

It's warm/humid in lots of places around the world, year round. Take a look at South America for example.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:16 | 4627957 TheObsoleteMan
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Several factors: Filthy living conditions, poor to non existant personal hygene practices, people ans animals living under the same roof, contaminated water, no sanitation, and as mentioned in the article, THEY EAT THINGS LIKE BATS, CATS, AND MONKEYS. Is it any wonder? If it were not for the "bleeding hearts of the whites", natural selection would have killed half of them by now.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:41 | 4627993 Things that go bump
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It also has something to do with their funerary traditions, though the things I've read were too delicate to do more than allude vaguely to certain practices performed by family members preparing a corpse for burial. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:50 | 4628006 MeMongo
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Indeed Man 2000 years on a continent and no one ever fathomed a sail! Never even built a dwelling above one story! Savages.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:25 | 4629212 neidermeyer
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Never built a dwelling above one story? I have seen 2 story buildings in Africa ,, 3 stories is a rarity... What I don't understand is why they don't dig a new home into the soil... it's f'ing hot there ,,, just going down 3 stinking feet makes life bearable.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:58 | 4628136 FredFlintstone
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Bush meat, its whats for dinner.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:23 | 4628179 Urban Redneck
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Stewed porcupine brains (as if the rest the thing wasn't bad enough), from a porcupine smuggled all the way from West Africa to Europe... It's a much smaller world that we actually live in than most realize.   

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:28 | 4628188 Urban Redneck
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Secretions includes SALIVA


What do think happens when fruit bat comes into contact with fruit? (or any carrier animal is foraging among any food source shared with humans)


BTW the article left various primates, porcupines (among other rodents) and a bunch of other animals of the list of carriers

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:51 | 4628120 TBT or not TBT
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Because they both eat and fornicate with everything that moves, and on their typical budgets, rubbers are a luxury item, so they do a lot of butt sex as birth control.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:51 | 4628566 August
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Primate reservoirs (non-human).

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:23 | 4627879 RafterManFMJ
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Great, now I can't even enjoy my after dinner cognac and a bat.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:22 | 4627968 Kirk2NCC1701
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Batman, is that you?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:24 | 4627880 _SILENCER
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Good Gravy Jesus, look at that mortality rate.

Imagine a weaponized version of this, if this isn't already. That's just nasty nasty shit, and it wouldn't surpise me if it hasn't had a man made, airborne delivery strain developed by the CDC or whomever does such things.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:00 | 4627922 ShrNfr
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The ebola virus replicates so massively in human cells that it causes the cells to literally explode. Basically, it Cuisanarts you. That is the reason that you "bleed out" through any and all orifices. Nasty indeed.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:10 | 4627944 RafterManFMJ
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Don't know where I read it recently but they were theorizing the Black Death wasn't carried by fleas but was in fact airborne.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:43 | 4627998 Things that go bump
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When plague spreads to the lungs it becomes aerosolized and spreads from a cough or sneeze. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:32 | 4628194 ShrNfr
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Pneumonic plague is and has been well known. It is usually fatal in under 48 hours, so it tends to burn out in a hurry. The more "pedestrian" bubolic plague takes a lot longer to resolve. If you want to take a lot of folks out in a big, big hurry, spray the area with an areosol of pneumonic plague + ebola in some sort of mist. The Japanese tried to use plague as a biologocal weapon in WW 2 by dropping ceramic containers of infected fleas. Overall, that had little effect. If you want to disable a population over time, spray them with TB. It will take a while, but will disable a lot of folks. The resistant strains spread well once somebody gets them. Nasty indeed.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:38 | 4628198 PacOps
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Yes, airborne. At the rate it spread the latest reasesarch indicates it could not have been the fleas and must have been airborne.


The short:


The long:

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:52 | 4628007 MeMongo
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True Silencer bleeding from the butthole is never "bullish" and certainly not a pretty sight I would imagine.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:57 | 4628016 Stuck on Zero
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The reason ebola doesn't spread is that it is so lethal.  It kills the carriers before they can carry it very far.  More deadly are the long gestation diseases of which AIDS is an extreme case.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:22 | 4628303 kurt
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Sure, they dug up the Great Flue, Black Death, and Roman Plague Victims. The reconsititued them, tested them, refined potentiated, cataloged, recombined, stored.

They were mostly disappointed, mostly.

I'd just go ahead and trust them because nobody whould do anything like release disease into a restive, abused, marginalized, increasingly angry armed population by an ever concentrated paranoid empowered class.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:58 | 4628582 August
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Yep.  That's why WW3 won't feature the massive tank battles etc. that marked "modern warfare".

We're all post-modern now.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:37 | 4627895 corporatewhore
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murphy's law.

you know the drill.  prepare accordingly

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:38 | 4627897 Inthemix96
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Ebola, eh?

Nearly as deadly as the worlds collective governments combined.

A 'Pox' on all their houses.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:38 | 4627898 CrashisOptimistic
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It DOES travel through the air.  Bats fly.

The bats vector is newly known.  The phrasing of the article suggested otherwise, but that was just awkward phrasing. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:26 | 4627973 Kirk2NCC1701
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The VIRUS is NOT airborne.
Its CARRIER may be. Including humans.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:31 | 4627978 Things that go bump
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Yes, but it spreads among humans like AIDS does, from direct contact with bodily fluids, not like flu or a cold, by aerosolization. . 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:33 | 4628197 Urban Redneck
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If an infected person sneezes or coughs their infected bodily fluids become aerosolized (albeit crudely compared to certain biological weapons).  Hence the full blown Hazmat gear, including respiratory filtration

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:40 | 4627902 alentia
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Just another scare used by US to turn the tide of Chinese presence in Africa.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:09 | 4627940 Harbanger
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Most diseases originate in either China or Africa so this may get interesting.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:43 | 4627905 Berspankme
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Geez, we were planning Sunday dinner around some delicious fruit bats

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:45 | 4627911 CrashisOptimistic
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Some day soon you'll long for the days when you could get bat at walmart.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:51 | 4627914 IridiumRebel
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"Chicken of the Cave"

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:15 | 4627952 Buckaroo Banzai
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"It's got the tangy taste that your whole family craves, what's the best fruit bat? Chicken of the Cave!"

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:04 | 4628260 mjcOH1
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I'll have the 10 piece bucket of Chicken Mugabe to go.   And the 12 piece box of Buffalo Bat Wings also.   And a diet Pepsi.... I'm trying to eat healthy.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:04 | 4628692 shovelhead
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Fuck me! That was funny.

Glad I wasn't drinking.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:04 | 4628851 Sedaeng
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an Anchorman 2 quote ;)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:01 | 4627925 MsCreant
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If the stock market is rigged, if central bankers keep printing, natural laws are blocked from expressing reality for a while. Bubbles blow and pop, like so much carbonation.

Thing of it is, mother nature has a way about her. 

See those charts? 

Momma is revving her engines. You and I will NOT escape Momma. A homeostasis will be reasserted. It just may not be one we can live with.

The bitch is a bitch, BITCHEZ. She invented bitch. You and I are a side show.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:03 | 4627928 lakecity55
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It is important to remember the virus can probably survive 3-10 days on a contaminated surface. The inquiry I just completed on the interwebs mostly revealed not much is known about the survival time of the virus under these conditions. Apparently, UV radiation from the sun can kill it pretty quickly.

What's hinky is that you have a 3-21 day incubation time. Someone on an aircraft or a crew member on an ocean vessel could already be headed in the direction of a densely populated area.

If you are on travel I would be on high alert.

I suppose when I go TDY in a couple of weeks I am going to look weird on the plane with rubber gloves and a surgical mask.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:05 | 4627930 shutdown
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7.5 million people starve to death each year, nearly a thousand every hour. This ebola outbreak is a curiosity, a mere footnote and side show of our relentless path to extinction. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:14 | 4627949 Bangin7GramRocks
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People don't give a shit about poor people starving. It's rich people scared of something that money, power and access can't same them from.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:34 | 4627983 Kirk2NCC1701
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That's right. In the context of mortality rates due to other natural and MAN-made causes, this isn't even a blip.

Let me know when it hits DC or NY, so I can jump on a white van and cheer.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:06 | 4628597 August
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>>>a mere footnote and side show of our relentless path to extinction.

Let's not go all alarmist here.  We're only likely to extinguish human civilization;  hundreds of thousands of homo sapiens will live on as wily hunter-gatherers.  Maybe even as pastoralists.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:07 | 4627933 Fix It Again Timmy
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Fruit Bat - it tastes like chicken....


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:07 | 4627934 NoDecaf
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What perfect timing to set the stage for a bio-war... right before cold war 2.0 goes hot. I would definitely be on guard for this type of false flag if borders/trade are all sanctioned up and damn near closed anyway. It would be the modern day equivalent of launching an infected carcass over the castle walls.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:08 | 4627937 q99x2
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CIA will put out a mutated version above the oil fields soon. Then they'll move in.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:34 | 4627951 Blazed
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Let the globalist ethno-mafia and their progressive political tools ship millions more into the West. Brilliant.

Invasion 2014: Army of 600,000 Africans Lined Up Ready to Invade Europe

Italy moves towards decriminalizing clandestine immigration

'Freedom! Spain!' shout 800 African migrants at border

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:15 | 4627954 Village Idiot
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Read the book "Hot Zone"  you won't touch a door handle for months. Or anything for that matter.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:24 | 4627971 buzzsaw99
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Don't eat bats, don't fuck with dead monkeys. Problem solved.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:29 | 4627974 Kirk2NCC1701
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Or serve them at "Eyes Wide Shut" parties.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:30 | 4627976 tony wilson
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bill gates,david attenborough,rockerfella skanks.

porton down type facilities in the usa,israel,canada and australia having been looking for soft and hard kill chemistry for year.

ebola is the handy carrier for all kinds of virus folks like bill gates have spent a fortune vaccine killin the kids but it is slow.

aeroplane spray systems is very mature and quick donte ya nose.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:21 | 4628176 DontGive
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Ding ding ding!

We have a winner. Bill! Bill Gates that is. Come on down to claim your prize. A luscious mahogany, super slick, guillotine!

Considering Billy is doing gods work, what's a couple of dead Africans?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:14 | 4628286 kurt
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I was told not to worry about chemtrailing until it stops.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:20 | 4629206 Goldilocks
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Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim [Official Video] (4:05)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:38 | 4627989 SmilinJoeFizzion
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I hear Janet Yellen can clear a conference room with one Ebola-ridden bat fart

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:57 | 4628018 Kirk2NCC1701
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Quis bono - who benefits?

If Tyler wanted to turn this quasi MSM or National Enquirer article into a true ZH article, he'd have done some Correlation Mapping - which I've asked Spock to do.

For example, how do the outbreaks correlate with: Chinese holdings or interests in Africa? With US or Big Oil interests/holdings?

/ Fucking 'Mericans... Unless you spoon-fed them situations with no more than two variables, or a black/white, good/bad guy scenario, their brains or frontier culture can't process it! /sarc.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:20 | 4628175 corporatewhore
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everything, every person, every item has a price tag.  Asking the "bono" question is absolutelly the first thing to ask from Ebola to the missing plane.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:58 | 4628020 wizardofOZ
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Suspected cases:143 Deaths:86


Suspected cases:18 Deaths:7

Sierra Leone

Suspected cases:5 Deaths:2


Suspected cases:3 Deaths:0

The Gambia

Suspected cases:2 Deaths:0



Suspected cases:171 Deaths:95



March 25 2014

Suspected cases: 86 Deaths: 60

March 27 2014

Suspected cases: 103 Deaths: 66

March 28 2014

Suspected cases: 111 Deaths: 69

March 29 2014

Suspected cases: 112 Deaths: 70

March 30 2014

Suspected cases: 114 Deaths: 71

March 31 2014

Suspected cases: 122 Deaths: 78

April 1 2014

Suspected cases: 122 Deaths: 80

April 2 2014

Suspected cases: 134 Deaths: 84

April 3 2014

Suspected cases: 134 Deaths: 86

April 4 2014[UPDATED]

Suspected cases: 143 Deaths: 86


April 3 2014

Suspected cases: 14 Deaths: 7

April 4 2014[UPDATED]

Suspected cases: 18 Deaths: 7

Sierra Leone

April 3 2014

Suspected cases: 5 Deaths: 2

April 4 2014

Suspected cases: 5 Deaths: 2


April 4 2014

Suspected cases:3 Deaths:0

The Gambia

April 4 2014

Suspected cases:2 Deaths:0

(Numbers are subject to change as more accurate reports come in.)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:33 | 4628076 Kirk2NCC1701
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That's nice. But what a devious bastard like Kirk wants to know, is if this has yet infected the minds of the local oil or gold mine workers, whether or not to show up for work.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:26 | 4628057 Jack Burton
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It only takes one or two infected to catch a flight to London Heathrow, walk through customes and enter the tube into the city and move in with friends or family in a crowded UK city, and all hell breaks loose.

For those history buffs, what was the deadliest bilogical weapon in human history? The White Man from Europe carrying centuries of disease germs acquired from living in close proximity to domestic animals. They got on ships and found the New World, in fact, they were walking killing machines, in a few generations 90 million natives with no immunity to these animal linked disases dies off like flies. Why should Africa be any different if they walk into Europe with Ebola, what happens to a population with zero immunity to these jungle diseases linked to animal and human contact? Could be real ugly. A plane can take an infected and deposit them in one of many crowed airports long before they become sick. It's just a matter of time.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:55 | 4628367 ebear
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I was in Spain in 1978 when a minor cholera outbreak occured.  The source was Moroccan workers transiting Spain on their way to work in French vinyards.   Typically these immigrants travel by car and camp at the side of the road (trash everywhere along certain routes).  Seems one of a group died on the way, and rather than report the death and face quarantine, they just tossed the body in the Tejo (Tagus) river, source of much drinking water for central Spain.

I don't think anyone died from that outbreak, but it definitely illustrates the problem.


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 00:38 | 4629357 Clowns on Acid
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You mean the problem of allowing farmers to hire cheap labor from other countries ? 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:43 | 4629303 Miffed Microbio...
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Ebola as a pandemic? Oh dear absolutely not. Read about how each Ebola outbreak ends and you will find your answer. Now give me an H5 influenza human pandemic and you will find me shored up at home shaking like a leaf.

Ebola is showy. The body literally melts down. A gruesome death I grant you. But a poor agent for a world pandemic. However, it could be used very effectively to cause fear and panic but the mere mention of it being used in an attack.


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:31 | 4629717 espirit
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+ I Concur, MM.  Studied the H1N1 outbreak (although not H5) in 2009 originating from Mexico City & considering an Indian pharma here in the U.S. had an antigen, my conclusion was this was a dispersal test of a bio-weapon.  Really scary bad chit.

Sebelius & Besser got promoted.

Yes NSA, we know. 


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:27 | 4629890 Miffed Microbio...
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Yes, I was the only one in the lab that got that one. Horrible horrible flu. I was the sickest I had ever been and, yes, I gave it to Mr who swore (as he was writhing in pain with a 104deg fever) why the hell he hooked up with a microbiologist. Because I was immune, I processed all the inflenzas for our hospital because everyone feared to touch them. Symptoms were quite unusual from regular flu. Gastrointestinal upset as well. I got it in June which was highly unusual here. Our peak flu season is Jan-Feb. I knew there had to be a story. High level of porcine in that one and the general population still seems nascent. I saw a high number of serious infections with 2009H1N1 this year. I'm glad I got this soon into the infection and hopefully will carry some immunity in case of antigenic shift. This is where immunization fails to be protective in the long term.


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:47 | 4629817 MsCreant
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Good to hear from you, I was looking for you on this one. 

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:31 | 4629896 Miffed Microbio...
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Yeah, sometimes a thread or two here is right up my alley and I don't have my brain explode trying to understand the message! ;-)


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:52 | 4630438 MeelionDollerBogus
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And what if ebola is modified? You know people do that...

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:41 | 4636517 Miffed Microbio...
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You are confusing computer viruses with living viruses. You are reading and watching too much science fiction. What you propose is far more difficult than you realize.


Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:25 | 4638102 MeelionDollerBogus
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what? No I'm not. Have you seriously not heard of modified strains of anthrax or influenza? What is so special about ebola it can't be carefully tinkered with until it has a longer incubation period? If its incubation period was just 30 days what would that do?

Some of these weaponized diseases are in private labs and have had accidents and therefore leaks.

This is closer to your field than mine. I don't propose to act as if I know it better than you but to say the very notion is science fiction is just opposite of the already established leaks and illnesses in Russia, America and the UK.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4640562 Miffed Microbio...
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Absolutely. You can modify these strains in the lab. Gene insertion is done all the time. What I am saying is this is completely different from the field. Have you ever come to work and have one of your programs recombine with your neighbors work and become an entirely new program? Insertions will not necessarily remain true or be expressed. They are constantly in flux. The conditions to weaponize Ebola by the way you propose would require many components to work. Virulence would be high at first if achieved but over time with numerous recombinations these may be lost or modified.

Look at historical deadly outbreaks of viruses. Virulence matches human conditions. When people live in squalor with many types of exotic animals recombination to virulent strains is often high because the virus can spread so easily. When humans are not living in close conditions virulence drops. Why? Because is virus can't continue replication it kills it's host before it can find another host. People interact more with colds vs a deadly flu. Ebola outbreaks have classically ended when everyone flees the hospital and the infected die. You need a close contact population to keep this hemorrhagic virus going.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:42 | 4646071 MeelionDollerBogus
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work: no, but it is my end-goal intention.

So far I've been unable to come up with a complex enough situation to call for it. By the time I think I can figure out a set of code libraries to draw from and fitness criteria I'm also pretty sure I can solve the problem on my own. I think I'll need a massive engineering problem to apply it to but since I'm not an engineer... I guess I won't. It's an odd thing for me but somehow, some day I want to apply it to something useful. Problem is the most useful things are actually very small & simple and the most adaptive way to use them isn't to have programs always self-evolve and guess their way through to a useful end-state. The most useful thing generally is simple user-interfaces and reliable small functions put into simple utility programs to be used all the time, and to change them with open-source so humans do the 'evolving' but in a large group of expert users & programmers.

Just about the 'easiest' thing I could think of applying it to is having a few abstract specifications for a structure & for it to be implemented to fit those patterns in minecraft. A video game. That would have zero practical application for real value in the physical world. I simply can't justify the time required for such a useless project. The nex nearest thing of value I can think of is using modular but common parts for robots and using the same abstract specifications for where to move, how fast, what to lift, heat, force, etc., and have robots get designed by evolution and then put them together. Problem: none of those parts is very cheap if you need enough of them & what would I really do with them? About the most practical thing I can think of is a large storage area, be it kitchen-cupboards or something in a garage, so the thing you're looking for is put away so you can shove the most stuff in, and have the actuators deliver that same thing later with minimal difficulty (time to have it moved, danger of knocking things over & breaking them, electrical cost to run it, replacement cost when a part breaks which this relies on). And so I'd have to feed in parts & estimations of future costs and so on. I dunno, it just rolls around in my brain from time to time.

Bio-weapons in the field: so long as a lab-made weapon disease can work for 1 or 2 generations it can be dispersed again and again, I don't see military feeling a need to rely on a single attack to spread forever. With such a variety to choose from like influenza, small pox, hoof and mouth disease, lyme disease, ebola, HIV, why stick to just one? I imagine they are all at the ready in ample supply. I like to try not to underestimate the evil of the people who invented & used nuclear weapons.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:50 | 4628118 christiangustafson
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Africa had a population of just over 100MM in 1900.

So now Africa needs 1B+ souls for ... for what, exactly?

Is there some marvelous angle of the human experience that they are exploring there?

Or are they just yeast in the dish?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:57 | 4628131 Judge Crater
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Time for Jamie Dimon to send in a few of his troublesome banksters to Chase's central Guinea office.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:16 | 4628168 rsnoble
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Not that I want it but technically I think we're long overdue for some kind of disease to go rampant.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:34 | 4628205 crash commando
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As if it weren't bad enough being born into the "Democratic" "Republic" of Congo, you might also catch the creeping crud.  

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:26 | 4628632 Poofter Priest
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I'm wondering why this is popping up in such diverse areas so quickly.

Hint: I don't think it is fruit bats.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:56 | 4628829 noob
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Fucking parasites!

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 05:25 | 4629492 Axenolith
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Piece posted on FreeRepublic this evening that reported the hospital where MSF was working with infected was sacked by angry mobs...

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:27 | 4629724 dizzyfingers
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Why not map radioactive hot particles...

Fukushima: Radioactive Cancer Causing “Hot Particles” Spread all Over Japan and North America’s West Coast


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