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Second US Citizen Infected With Ebola In Liberia, Which Shuts Down Borders To Slow Epidemic

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Update, one which many will say has been long overdue: Liberia Shuts Border Crossings to Slow Ebola Spread. From Bloomberg:

  • Liberia Shuts Border Crossings to Slow Ebola Spread: Allafrica
  • Only major border crossings at Roberts International Airport, James Spriggs Payne Airport, Foya Crossing, Bo Waterside Crossing, Ganta Crossing to remain open, says, citing Liberian govt statement.
  • At those entry points, testing centers to be set up; “stringent” preventive measures to be announced
  • New travel policy by Liberia Airport Authority on inspection, testing of all passengers to be strictly observed
  • There will be restrictions on public gatherings incl. solidarity marches, demonstrations
  • Hotels, restaurants, entertainment centers, video clubs to play 5-min. film on Ebola awareness, prevention
  • Govt vehicles to be commandeered, as needed, to support health delivery system
  • All govt facilities, public places to install/provide public access for hand-washing

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It was a few short hours ago when we reported that as part of the escalating Ebola epidemic in West Africa a US doctor, Kent Brantly had himself succumbed to the deadly virus. Moments ago we found out that a second US doctor from the same aid organization in Liberia, Nancy Writebol, has been infected with Ebola.

Writebol in a June 2011 photo from the Rafiki missionary foundation

From CBS:

Two U.S. citizens are now reported to be infected with the deadly and incurable Ebola virus in West Africa.


The first American reported to have contracted the disease is an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia, who tested positive for the deadly virus, North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued said in a news release on Saturday. 


The second person who reportedly tested positive for Ebola is a woman employed by an aid organization in Liberia who is a married mother of two.


In a statement on Sunday, Samaritan's Purse said: "Nancy Writebol is employed by SIM in Liberia and was helping the joint Samaritan's Purse/SIM team that is treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia."


Writebol's age and hometown have not been released at this time.

What is most disturbing is that the two physicians have contracted the lethal disease despite apparently taking much needed precations to avoid infection as the following photos below demonstrate.


Dr. Kent Brantly assists two ELWA Hospital staff in transporting an Ebola patient from the triage unit to the isolation unit in the rain on Tuesday July 22, 2014, in Liberia.



Dr. Kent Brantly (right) collects a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient in the ELWA isolation ward in Liberia


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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:54 | 5010421 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Modern-day heroes. My thoughts are with their families.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:56 | 5010426 strannick
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He wad working for the Christian missionary group, Samaritans Purse. God bless him.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:01 | 5010445 Bad Attitude
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Clearly, even the precautions taken by doctors may not be enough.

Last night I was reading the CDC Ebola guidelines for airline workers. The CDC guidelines look laughably inadequate based on what we seeing happen elsewhere.

It's time for Obama to step up to the plate and start bringing people fearing the Ebola outbreak in Africa to the US. /s

Forward (over the cliff)!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:27 | 5010458 AlaricBalth
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They are better people than I. My prayers are with Nancy.

David and Nancy Writebol
Serving in Liberia
From: United States of America

Who we are:
David and Nancy sensed God's calling to them to enter missions early in their marriage. The timing for their call would not be until they raised their two sons and left successful careers in the software industry and education. God has prepared and equipped them to serve through a variety of life and ministry settings. They joined SIM in 2013 after 14 years of service to orphans and other vulnerable children, serving in the the countries of Ecuador and Zambia. They are currently serving in Monrovia, Liberia.

What we do:

Nancy, as Personnel Coordinator, serves the missionaries and short-term teams in Liberia, helping with their entry into the country. She coordinates the member care and vitality of these servants. She also serves the CNA and nursing staff at the hospital in developing a culture of patient care and compassion.

Edit: Nancy Whitebol is not a physician. She is support staff and nursing coordinator. Which leads to the question, how virulent is this particular strain of Ebola? And what were the circumstances in which she came into physical contact with an infected person?

What information is being withheld so as to not incite panic? Has this strain of hemorrhagic fever gone airborne?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:27 | 5010538 smlbizman
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you know you are in trouble when duct tape is part of ur answer.....

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:35 | 5010555 Publicus
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The more you fight an evolutionary foe, the stronger it becomes.


Checkmate, humans.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:45 | 5010594 Manthong
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Coming to a border town near you?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:55 | 5010610 cifo
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Yet, she has a 40% or so chance to survive.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:16 | 5010688 The Juggernaut
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Not a V-for-Vendetta-biological-attack-to-quarantine/absolute-control-the-greater-public just yet. 

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:07 | 5011133 strannick
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I would say this guy checkmated tedious, incremental evolution, and leapfrogged right to the Omega of the line.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:19 | 5011165 Pemaquid
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The googles say it all.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:32 | 5011193 Four chan
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religious nuts bring about the rapture, how fitting. im quite sure thats how all these missionaries on their psychosis induced missions want to expire.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:09 | 5011278 11b40
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Sorry you are so hollow and judgmental. Do you not believe there are those who truly feel a calling to serve?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:19 | 5011295 Four chan
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yes i do believe there are those who wish to die a sanctimonious death in far away lands as a final altruistic orgasm.


and if they can help us end the same way they are glad to do it.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:26 | 5011320 quasimodo
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What a shallow minded putz. Brain damage from getting knocked around by your avatar?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:47 | 5011362 Miffed Microbio...
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Agreed, I'm a charitable giver only locally but I do have respect for those who do this work. Especially since they raised their children first. It is their lives to choose the way they see fit. However, it they got into some trouble and expected to be rescued I would have a problem.

Choosing this path must be made carefully, realizing you may go to your death. These people are not ignorant " do gooders". Even knowing the risks, they went anyway. I am humbled.


Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:45 | 5011500 CCanuck
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+100 Well stated Miffed! Personal Responsibilty.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:18 | 5011553 Oh regional Indian
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Please don't be so easily humbled.

Each of these places had good, working health care in their own  traditional way.

By demonising/making a witch doctor, well, a "witch" doctor, the ugly face of allopathic medicine was shoved down Africa's throat. 

Willing dupes or otherwise, these doctos are no deifiable people. Please. 

Stay home and take care of your own dying, sick, sicker everyday population before bringing your missions to distant shores.

Same shit here in India, giving anti-biotics to remote villagers where garlic used to be enough for the most part.

Road to hell, paved, good intentions. Go figure...

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:35 | 5011577 dogbreath
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Garlic  -  comes in easy chewable tablets,  10 to a bulb.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:26 | 5011644 Drunk In Church
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I've always felt that a biological agent would be the death of us all.  Bitchez.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:44 | 5012525 Zerozen
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Wild garlic is actually a very powerful antibiotic, just as effective as many pharmeceutical antibiotics.

That being said though, one shouldn't compare traditional medicine from around the world with African witch-doctoring. I grew up around that shit and believe me it's a special kind of superstitious stupid. Examples of some of the nonsense I've seen over the years:

1. "Black" sangomas (as in, evil or dark) making mutis (medicines) out of human body parts. Every couple of months there'd be a story in the local papers about someone getting caught with a human hand in a plastic shopping bag while taking it to the sangoma to make a muti, or something along those lines.

2. Cure your Aids by having sex with virgins

3. Cure your Aids by pricking 100 other people with an infected needle

4. Diagnose your disease (and also tell your future while we're at it) by throwing goat knuckle-bones on the floor

5. Make a robber bullet-proof so that he can pull off that break-and-enter heist by giving him a special potion

If I sat around for another 10 minutes I could probably add another 10-15 examples to this list.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:54 | 5012564 Four chan
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are you folks really suggesting garlic can cure ebola? 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:07 | 5013878 BigJim
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From the sounds of it, nothing allopathic can either.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:34 | 5011579 FreedomGuy
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Yeah, well what are the survival rates before antibiotics and after? If they are the same then stick with the garlic, for sure.

Apart from that is does not invalidate the charitable impulse and the desire to help our fellow humans as best we can.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:12 | 5011542 MsCreant
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I marked you down (I know you don't give a shit) the thing is, I think there are folks EXACTLY like you describe and to not admit that is reductionist thinking. They scare me too. Bush 2 struck me that way.

I would ask you to not be so narrow to think that ALL folks who feel called to serve do so out of some kind of mental pathology of some kind. To lump them in with the holly roller suicide/rapture brigade you describe is also reductionist and damn unfair.

Some people (unlike you and me) really have dropped their ego and live in that mindset much of their waking time. 

Mostly, if you are a young person, no matter how fucked up our leaders are, no matter how fucked up your elders around you might be, there is good in the world and love is NOT a lie. You need to stay open to it if it has not been your experience yet.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:48 | 5011601 Four chan
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i can respect your post. 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:35 | 5011704 UselessEater
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Unfortunately the youngesters who go abroad especially to Africa to help often see trauma too much to bear. These stories are not given to them before hand. The kids want to give their time & help before they are locked into family & work commitments as appreciation for the advantages they have had.

Noble, sweet and terribly sad when they (often, not always) encounter the horrible reality of situations that, even when told second hand, is traumatic to hear. Volunteering and serving is kindest when the volunteers are extremely well prepared and toughened up; even then I hesitate to recommend the experience given the risk.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:12 | 5011620 Triple A
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youre a smart dude who hates life

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:41 | 5010759 RafterManFMJ
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Clearly we see the need to RUSH illegals to all points the US by the Feds; don't want them becoming acute UNTIL they are in their target cities and towns.

Or is I too cynical?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:00 | 5010971 nmewn
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No you weren't.

Its why nations/tribes/regions/people have borders.

Oh yeah, eat shit Pelosi.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:15 | 5011006 sylviasays
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Last week on MSNBC, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi offered her deluded opinion on the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children pouring into America. Pelosi downplayed the notion that paying for these children would be a strain on America’s financial resources, and said the U.S. government should treat the children like “baby Jesus,” who was himself “a refugee” trying to be freed “from violence.” Nancy Pelosi, who is worth millions, owns Skellenger Lane Vineyard in Napa Valley and Zinfandel Lane Vineyard in St. Helena. How many illegals is Pelosi planning to import to slave away on her wineries?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:17 | 5011019 nmewn
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Someone should ask Nana how many she is going to place inside her mansion.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:13 | 5011497 CCanuck
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That bitch will have plenty of baby jesus children from heaven, refugees running from violence, seeking protection and a low wage job making wine.


She is a Pedrophile, ya know.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:21 | 5011029 overmedicatedun...
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not just nancy pestulance osi, tonight on fox a bowtied pundit, stated: we could send 20 or so kids from the border to every state, every county, 20 kids each and problem solved, in light of the ebola news he speaks this death sentence. incredible we are screwed.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:59 | 5011254 Oldwood
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George fucking Will.

Its so damned easy for these fucks spouting their bleeding heart moral pontifications from on high, never having to worry about if THEIR job is going to be next. Not having to worry about if THEIR kids are stuck in a shit school using english as a second language. Not worrying if THEY will have to use a public health clinic loaded up with third world disease riddled "immigrants".

Why the fuck doesn't HE leave his doors unlocked at night and let twenty or so needy Central American ms13 members camp out in his daughter's bedroom.

All of these power hungry fucks embrace "the collective" in one form or another. If its not other peoples money, its other peoples jobs, or healthcare or simply community. Obviuosly it takes a village, a multicultural, non english speaking, unemployed government dependent village.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:16 | 5011291 nmewn
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George Will is forever doomed to the Graveyard of Statist Theorists in my book for one simple reason.

From his position, he "thoughtfully" abrogated anothers right to defend themself, to the state because he lives in a place with 24/7/365 security and cannot see it. 

He will never be forgiven by me.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:08 | 5011420 AlaricBalth
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George Will is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Rockerfellerian Trilateral Commission. He is a well paid interlocutor and wordsmith whose single purpose is to further perpetuate a false left/right paradigm. Will is considered a bastion of the right wing, yet embraces the elite intellectual globalist doctrine of the organizations he haunts.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:20 | 5011444 overmedicatedun...
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g will, I did not post his name bowtie was enough, his advice struck at this moment as so imperial, let it go down with "let them eat cake"...his cure for the border: "ship them all to every city every state "and with a syphilitic mouth, dead eyes ..looking askance at an angle to the camera as if he could not bear to look upon the little people.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:12 | 5011541 Miffed Microbio...
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Yeah, I'll admit it. That haughty, sanguine toffee- nosed asshole did fool me long ago. I was impressed with his intellectual arguments and thought he represented conservatism well. Ok, I was still deep in the matrix and the R/B team paradigm. Then I finally realized he was a pedantic non worldly elitist with neocon overtones. Now just looking at him makes me want to take a shower.

The stupid things one falls for when one is young and foolish. Thank God life smacked me in the head before it was too late.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:17 | 5011549 MsCreant
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I'll confess to one even worse. I voted in presidential elections and thought it mattered. ;-)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:39 | 5011995 Tall Tom
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Me as well, ladies, add me in to that stupidity.


I was fortunate to be awakened. It was 9/11 that demonstrated to me that I needed to open my eyes.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:06 | 5012027 tarsubil
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Group recovering-neocon hug?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:43 | 5011594 FreedomGuy
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It's so damned easy to be a modern lib-collectivist. You give other people's stuff away in the name of compassion and it doesn't cost you a cent. You can demand a doubling of the minimum wage because you don't have to pay it. You demand free medical services because you don't have to pay it or even do it. You can make up fake rights and demand all sorts of things you don't have to provide or pay the price for.

The last part it doesn't matter if any of their stuff works, either. All that matters is that they cared and got credit for giving away other peoples' stuff.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:48 | 5011600 mkhs
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  "...should treat the children like “baby Jesus,” ..."


So is Nancy saying we should crucify them?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:12 | 5011621 James
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Pelosis' husband owns Star-Fish tuna in Amerian-Samoa off the coast. All sorts of tax breaks/exemptions.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:38 | 5011487 NoPension
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I'm reading stories that opine Obama is trying to force an impeachment. The point is it will rally the base, and stave off a landslide loss in November.

In light of all that is going on, it makes too much sense.

And that is some messed up shit. A politician, risking the populace, for political gain. It's not that I think that's so new, at least these pieces of shit used to try and hide it.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:17 | 5011632 Things that go bump
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Most of the population is too apathetic to rally to anything. 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:22 | 5011804 AnAnonymous
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Its why nations/tribes/regions/people have borders.

Ah, that is it. Understanding how this non event with such a low death toll in an area 'americans' usually despize appeals to them was not a given.

It is all connected to the 'american' border meme, should illustrate the danger of having open borders (African countries do not have open borders for some people, people who can move freely from one country to another are 'american' people, the others are stuck down, but who cares? Anything goes for 'american' fantasy)

Shwooo, it takes an 'american' to reach that failed conclusion on open borders and stuff.

For others, the relationship is not that obvious.

In the meantime, the congo war, that was also a border issue, made an average of 150, 000 dead people by day over six years. Did somehow beat that ebola thing but the conclusions on borders does not appeal the same way to 'americans'. It does not fit their immediate feelings so...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:10 | 5011150 SolarSystem1932
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RafterManFMJ said,

"Or is I too cynical?"

Godamn it. Its Ebola, NOT Ebonics.

Is there some reason we strive to destroy THE language by mocking those who have already destroyed it ?

Am I alone in the observation that mockery precludes language replacement and language devolution?

Not to highlight you RafterMan, but my final straw has snapped.

Mockery of this caliber literally destroys and replaces the logical thought processes that promotED the great civil tapestry decaying before us.

My time with you is short.



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:36 | 5011201 bunzbunzbunz
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You do realize the English you speak would sound idiot if not as gibberish to even the finest of English speakers 600 years ago, right?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:05 | 5011268 nmewn
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You mean like flavor vs flavour I see now on these boards...or the old vs ye olde? ;-)

Fuck the English and their blue blooded self righteous snobbery of empire and then pointing fingers back across "the pond" after bloating themselves on the worlds buffet. Same with Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, Russia etal...monarchial-oligarchal hypocrites, every last one of them.

This is our time.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:49 | 5011715 UselessEater
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erm NMEWN... despite not being 'English' nor American, I'm still stuck with some spelling habits of my schooling; it gets confusing, fortunately Gates now tells me how to spell ritely (sarc), but old habits die hard and "flavor" just looks like something my teacher would have given me extra homework for misspelling...

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:29 | 5012473 Zerozen
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Ah, so ebonics is the next evolution of English, is that what you're saying?

I hope you realize that there's a difference between a language evolving over the centuries and a language being poorly spoken in the present, to the point that basic conjugations and grammar are ignored.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:21 | 5011556 RafterManFMJ
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Making mock is a powerful rhetoric style; I take the BS pidgin English, use it in obvious parody - and use it to season my posts on occasion.

From Alinksky's Rules for Radicals:

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. 

You will not win against a progressive on any of his positions, as they literally do not make sense.

Ridicule and mockery act as an acid on them, and when all they can do is flail (as they can in no way make a cogent argument in favor of whatever BS they espouse) they are revealed for what they are. Shadows of Men. Ghosts.

Shadows and Ghosts only have power when you believe they do; you learn otherwise and their power is gone forever.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:22 | 5011807 AnAnonymous
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Ridicule and mockery? Those are felt by 'americans'?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:51 | 5010935 kaiserhoff
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Based on?  Most of the reporting says 90% fatal, but there is always more in the details.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:59 | 5010965 SuperRay
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This would already be worldwide if TPTB had a way of ensuring that they wouldn't get it.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:06 | 5010836 whoopsing
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:22 | 5010866 Things that go bump
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That's what they use in a level 4 containment facility to seal their gloves and booties to their suits. 

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:41 | 5011494 Antifaschistische
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okay...sad stories.   I get that.  There's sad stories in Haiti, and Honduras, etc...all worthy of tears.  And I'm not being sarcastic.

HOWEVER...doesn't it seem a bit ironic in these countries where people kill each other as if life is almost meaningless, by the thousands and tens of thousands....will shut a border down because a few hundred people have died of an illness.   If they value life so damn much...why don't they also stop killing each other in meaningless conflicts.  

Disease may actually kill someone you love...that's what makes it so bad.  Killing people you hate is a different story.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:18 | 5011734 Hobbleknee
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Exactly. Wood shop goggles from junior high and dust masks with duct tape don't look very protective to me.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:28 | 5010539 JackT
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How did Nancy contract the virus if she is a Personnel Coordinator? Doesn't sound as if she was working with the infected patients directly.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:33 | 5011085 Winston Churchill
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Flies , like in all the sanitation diseases , love bodily fluids/excrement, and transport them miles,

before landing on something else,and infecting there on food,open wounds,

sores etc..

In may not be airborne in aerosol form , but is airborne via fly vectors.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:37 | 5011205 Winston Churchill
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They are not known to respect a country's borders either .

So good luck with  that quarantine idea.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5011255 Handful of Dust
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Viruses are tricky little bastards that keep mutating also so what you knew yesterday may not hold true for today as far as spreading the buggers, stength, etc.

One supposedly "benign" virus crippled my little brother awhile back. When they cultured it and electron microscoped it the bastard had mutated to become more virulent the doctors said.


Phuk viruses.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:04 | 5011531 Pheonyte
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I just read that she was helping to spray down the doctors with bleach and assisting them in getting out of their protective gear when they emerged from the ebola ward. I guess she missed a spot.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:25 | 5011642 Dubaibanker
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She was working as a hygienist helping to decontaminate the patients once they arrived or departed the facility:

"Isaacs identified the second American, Nancy Writebol, as a worker with an allied aid group SIM, or Serving in Mission, which runs the hospital where Samaritan's Purse has an Ebola care center on the grounds. He said she was in stable and serious condition.

"She is showing full symptoms of the disease," Isaacs said. He added that Writebol had been working as a hygienist who decontaminated those entering and leaving the Ebola care area at the hospital.

He said both Americans have since been isolated and are under intensive treatment."

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:52 | 5010619 Pheonyte
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Can we stop jumping to paranoid conclusions? She lives 24/7 in an outbreak area. All sorts of things could have led to her contracting the virus.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:11 | 5010848 JackT
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Pretty sure that virus is thought to spread by blood/fluids.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:24 | 5011041 lakecity55
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Easily. She could have been walking down a corridor and a sick victim stumbled in and barfed on her.

No, I am not trying to be funny. It could be that simple.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:20 | 5011303 holdbuysell
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True. Let's see her transcripts.

Otherwise, something's amiss.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:01 | 5010972 DirkDiggler11
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Well said AB. They are making a difference in our world by selfllessly serving those who most of us would throw stones at.

God Bless them.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:51 | 5011511 IridiumRebel
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Cue God and Charity hater in 3...2...1...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:22 | 5011036 lakecity55
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I stated earlier on another article I had read a story a while back-  several months- about the virus achieving airborne capability. My asociate and working partner had been assigned to a project in Monrovia. I had to go to Asia. He is now back in another savage, beastial realm of the dark Continent while I am in Asia.

The story has now apparently gone down the rabbit hole, as I looked for it yesterday w/o success.

Again, if anyone can find an article re: airborne capability, please post. I would want to warn him to GTHO.

Construction jobs can be started back any time, but not if you are dead.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:53 | 5011110 lakecity55
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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:54 | 5011242 AlaricBalth
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Here is another article.

The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests.

Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:32 | 5011815 Grouchy Marx
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Dang, I'm glad I'm no macaque.

Poor buggers.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:06 | 5010657 SF beatnik
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Yes, bring 'em all here. McDonald's can employ 3 billion people in the USA alone.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:02 | 5010448 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, doing God's work.  Who else is going to Africa to help out in such a thankless and dangerous endeavor?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:47 | 5010607 cifo
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The Chinese.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:26 | 5010669 SF beatnik
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NOBODY else is going over. IT'S ALL OVER.


And how long will it take for superstitious Africans to discover the consequences of the mass ignorance now in evidence in parts of Africa?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:02 | 5011262 Calmyourself
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:46 | 5010778 RafterManFMJ
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Certainly not me.

I've found that charity begins close to home, and even in a nation as rich as the USA you can still find fellow citizens to help.

Sure, I don't get photo ops with dusky beggars but that kind of SWPL preening does not appeal to me.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:58 | 5010813 Kinskian
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It's the Ebola doing God's work.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:33 | 5010892 SF beatnik
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Ebola and Lloyd, hand in hand, spreading toxic shit o'er the land.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:16 | 5010993 nmewn
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My boss (despite all his personal flaws) is going to Haiti again this week, on mission work.


To my junker, its has nothing to do with Africa or Haiti or black or white, it has to do with peace and doing something for your fellow man who doesn't have the capacity (through their government or their society) to do for themselves.

So now, show yourself...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:28 | 5011046 Bananamerican
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"It's me nmewn...I'll be expecting you in my office tomorrow morning"

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:57 | 5011117 nmewn
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Like all cowards & weaklings, he was a no-show.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:01 | 5011129 Jam
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... and I hear their roasted Fruit Bat is to die for.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:40 | 5011212 Tall Tom
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I can just guess that it is one of the militant atheists.


That is okay. After they contract the illness they will be finding out about God close up and personal.


You ought to have read some of their crap on the other thread. They were full of FEAR that by "Spreading the Word" that they will be spreading the disease. They are so afraid of dying that they are refusing to live compassionately.


They lacked any compassion whatsoever for the Health Workers whom contracted the disease and for their families.


Actually I feel sad for them as they have no capacity for love and compassion but are totally wrapped up in themselves.


It must be a sad, lonely existence for them, and to top that off, they are terrified of dying.


I am not angry at them. I truly feel sorry for them. I will pray for them.


They are too afraid of you to show themselves. I would not count on it.



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:08 | 5011277 Calmyourself
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nmewn, with respect Haiti needs to find its own way and its own equilibrium.  I feel for those folks but how many mission trips and lessons in how to build a functioning society can we give. At some point they must decide to be self sufficient and produce something other than more humans and violence.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:23 | 5011311 nmewn
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Plus one and with all due respect, as many as it takes ;-)

I'm with Alaric on this, its not "for me" but I can appreciate the good that comes from it and recognize that no one is forced to do it, they do it of their own free will.

Its a good thing.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:36 | 5012490 BigJim
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nmewn, hadn''t realised you'd replied, here's my reply (if you can be arsed ;-) )

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:13 | 5013054 Miffed Microbio...
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Thanks Big Jim, I was chastised by Mr getting in between the two of you inappropriately ( violating a rule as well as speaking for another) and I have released the guilt. ;-)


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:19 | 5013327 BigJim
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Hey, no offence taken, Miffed. Sorry if I was the cause of any friction between you and Mr.

I hope his 'chastisement' wasn't all bad ;-)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:50 | 5013782 Miffed Microbio...
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We know how to make up well. ;-)

It does make for an interesting experience to be followed here by ones mate. He knows this would never inhibit what I would say, being a rather obstreperous, fiery filly and I have noticed an occational purposeful taunt to provoke my tail swish. For some reason, he enjoys getting a rise out of me. I must admit to the same. ;-)

A woman must be wary when interjecting herself between 2 stallions or things can get a bit dicey. He was cautioning me on this when he read the thread. I participate in Fight Club on and off line.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:52 | 5014974 nmewn
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Just looked at it, I know what you're saying and the "appearance" of it.

But no, it (the first article) was only for the confirmation of the pic as it related to Christians, (Nasarah) not anything else. Everything I said (if I recall correctly, I didn't dig down through the entirety) dealt with what IS(IL) is doing to Christians in Mosul.

Its what I tried to impress upon you early into it, you went with the whole "nmewn must be a Rabbi"

I'm not Jewish and I don't willingly lie. If I ever state something falsely its in error and feel free to correct me, I always cite the source in these things because I know everyones bloods to speak.

And I have my eye on you too ;-)

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:00 | 5018973 BigJim
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 I'm not Jewish and I don't willingly lie. If I ever state something falsely its in error and feel free to correct me, I always cite the source in these things because I know everyones bloods to speak.

I wouldn't care if you were Jewish! As I have ENDLESSLY had to repeat, anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism!

LOL... now you're TRYING to wind me up, aren't you? OK, I admit it.. you got me...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:02 | 5011403 tip e. canoe
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with all due respect, they will not learn to be self sufficient until We stop making mission trips and telling them how they need to become self sufficient while pumping their zombie corpse with FeRNs, pyramid style.

Haiti has a death wish with the "western world" and they need to travel all the way through to get to the other side. Mission trips and lessons from whitey (and american blackfaces i.e. wyclef) only delay that process.

sad and cruel but true.
and btw, who on earth is self sufficient anyhoo?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:21 | 5011639 Treason Season
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Extremely naive comment. Get the CIA DOD DGSE etc out of Haiti first THEN the Haitians will have a chance.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:23 | 5011863 tip e. canoe
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not to mention all the scumsucking NGO parasites and their celebrity front (wo)men.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:56 | 5011898 AnAnonymous
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Self sufficient? What does it mean?

'American' societies are supported by resources on a global scale.

If indeed, 'americans' were to learn how to be self sufficient, this would release much room for other people.

The reverse though does not work. So little room to grab for 'americans' when tightening the belt on people who are already on essential needs only.

When you run a business of farming the poor, extorting the weak, farmed and extorted having some fat on them is a nice insurance extorters and farmers take in case of longer than usual winters.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:55 | 5010624 SilverRhino
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If the doctors are getting sick then the KNOWN countermeasures against infection are failing.   Which means this is not the old Ebola Zaire, this is something new and 'improved'. 

Get the bonfires ready, West Africa is going to need them.  And let's pray/hope they are the only ones that need them.



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:21 | 5010702 Renewable Life
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When it comes to things like this, I rarely get inflammatory, based on my principle of the more serious something is, the more calm and calculated you better get in response!

But I tend to agree in general, with your statement about this appearing to "be something new"!! Doctors operating in the third world, tend to not get something they are familiar with fighting! And multiple doctors in a matter of hours or days is even more disturbing and unlikely!!

I have to think, the WHO is the group that just "closed" the borders in Liberia, NOT the government, which is very ominous and serious as well!

We need to monitor in the 48-72 hours if massive military assets in the West and China start mobilize, that will be the cue that this thing has gone hybrid or airborne on us, which if so, I recommend rethinking your life plans over the next 30-60 days and get some supplies ASAP!!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:50 | 5010826 failure to perform
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That guy collapsing in the airport in Lagos after being on a flight. THAT was the scary part, that's when I sat up and started to take notice. You are right to be prepared.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:00 | 5010968 Skateboarder
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12 Monkeys, here we come.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:15 | 5011014 lakecity55
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and 1 monkey has the Obamabola hand grenade!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:15 | 5011015 Uncle Remus
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bleeding on the street

get the funniest looks from

everyone we meet

Hey hey we're the 12 monkeys





Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:27 | 5011045 Skateboarder
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I call dibs on being a 'scientist.'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:23 | 5011557 SilverRhino
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Well the other fucked up part of this equation .... you have a continent with the highest incidence of HIV on the planet (weakened population more susceptible to exposure) and now this rolls up on it??Depopulation event in Africa and other places anyone?



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:42 | 5010913 Anusocracy
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Interesting read:

The Biological Basis of Western Civilization

Copyright ã 2001 by James Michael Howard.

Too much testosterone and "good, bad luck" may have helped create "Western Civilization." I suggest increases in testosterone separated hominids from other primates and directly participated in producing "human" characteristics, that is, human evolution. (This is identifiable today; human males and females produce more testosterone than chimpanzee males and females.) Notwithstanding testosterone's positive influence, testosterone's effects periodically produce negative consequences when levels become extraordinary in a population. Too much testosterone adversely affects the brain and immune system and civilizations.

For example, I think too much testosterone triggers early puberty, which interrupts final maturation of the frontal lobes of the brain. This part of the brain creates hypotheses: "What happens if I do this?" Reduced hypothetical thinking reduces the ability to "do" science and art and control impulses. As humans advanced with increasing testosterone, brains increased in size and function. Therefore, as humans began to migrate out of Africa, advancements in thinking and better impulse control (being civilized) formed civilizations in Northern Africa, the Mid East, then more distant places. Eventually, however, these civilizations experienced the adverse effects of too much testosterone. These civilizations emerged, produced significant accomplishments, then stagnated.

Civilizations evolve from groups of people living where conditions are good for reproduction; this is called "feed and breed." These groups eventually increase in testosterone because people of higher testosterone produce babies faster than those of lower testosterone. I suggest human migrations occurred because aggressive, high testosterone people push less aggressive, low testosterone people away from the group. Following periodic increases and declines in testosterone, groups pushed north and west from the Mid East eventually became "Europe." Europeans produced intellectual accomplishments, again, as occurred in the Mid East, until their testosterone increased excessively. When this happened, the "Dark Ages" occurred. The entire populations, on average, lost the abilities of the advanced frontal lobes. Europe became stagnant.

Fortuitously for Europe and the West, another, consequential, negative aspect of too much testosterone occurred, that is, increased vulnerability to infections. Therefore, populations of that time were at increased risk of infections. Where infectious agents gained entry into high testosterone populations, pandemics occurred. These epidemics of Europe accomplished something "beneficial," the epidemics removed most of the people of high testosterone. The surviving people of lower testosterone produced the intellectual accomplishments known as the "Renaissance." Since the epidemics did not occur in the "East," there was not a large removal of people of high testosterone; the Renaissance was limited to Europe. "Western civilization" is the result of the "good luck" of having epidemics remove the majority of people of high testosterone.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:28 | 5011565 IndyPat
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....this is Bob. Bob had bitch tis....

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:56 | 5011608 FreedomGuy
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Guns, Germs and Steel was a better read and hypothesis.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:29 | 5011871 ebear
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"If the doctors are getting sick then the KNOWN countermeasures against infection are failing."

OR... they're being sabotaged.  

 Recall, this is a part of the world that still believes in witchcraft.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:57 | 5010625 _mike123_
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'And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to  one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:23 | 5010704 Kirk2NCC1701
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Bullshit! WE are the cause of the Sixth Extinction.

Read up before you do a knee-jerk response.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:49 | 5011235 Tall Tom
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WE are not gone yet. Some will live through this.


Take care of yourself.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:56 | 5010428 kaiserhoff
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Yes, both of these Docs look like decent, caring people.  They certainly were not out to maximize profit from their MDs. 

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:04 | 5010630 tallen
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They need to start using experimental treatments, it's mad they've not used drugs like TKM-Ebola, a drug shown to cure ebola in 100% of non-human primates in pre-clinical trials. They need to wait for FDA approval on safety trials, when ebola kills up to 90% of the victims. FDA's put it on hold. What a joke.

More info:

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:06 | 5010660 kaiserhoff
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Agreed.  Time to empty the medicine cabinet and see what happens.

I asked about the latency period on another thread.  Average 4-6 days but varies from 2 to 21 days.

Great leaping lizards.  More than enough time to circle the globe.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:17 | 5011017 Seize Mars
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Obviously the FDA is a mechanism to help the pharmaceutical industry circle their wagons. When pharma finalizes a way to strangle production and ensure monopoly, then they will release the medicine. And not one moment before.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:38 | 5011582 IndyPat
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Don't forget a copyrighted catchy name and a warm, fuzzy commercial.
A stellar ad campaign takes time. Focus groups and what not.

"Feeling feverish, shitting blood? Ask your doctor about Hemerovitia...."

Don't forget about the 80 side effects mumbled @ 15 per second....some of which may or may not be worse than shitting blood and ultimately exploding like an enormous red hot boil.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:03 | 5011612 FreedomGuy
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You work in pharma or even medicine? You don't like patents? Patents are a legal monopoly on one's own work or inventions.

What have you invented and produced for free lately?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:05 | 5012193 Seize Mars
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A patent is just another way to invoke the coercion power of the state to limit competition.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:56 | 5010429 Herd Redirectio...
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Shoulda doubled up on the duct tape around the wrists...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:58 | 5010438 NoWayJose
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Agreed! It's one of those necessary jobs that 99.99% of the people in this world would never agree to do.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:24 | 5010711 Kirk2NCC1701
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Drink much Kool Aid?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:22 | 5011031 Skateboarder
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Kirk, my sister wants to go help AIDS patients in Uganda for a month. I'm gonna tell her it's not a good idea, especially with this stuff going around. Don't think she'll listen though.

Plenty of AIDS patients in SF to start with, 50 mins from home...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:37 | 5011064 Kirk2NCC1701
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I wholeheartedly commend people who have the time, energy and heart to help others (in greater need than themselves), but...

I'm also a strong proponent that "Charity begins at home".  It therefore makes sense to first help in one's community and perhaps one's state, but that's it.  I always view any agenda to help someone "far away" as something driven more by ideology or a dual agenda of a larger power, than simple charity.

FWIW, I know of people who spend an inordinate amount of time trying to help people far away, but are neglectful of the time they spend with their own kids.  I know this in part from listening to the adults, and my kids telling about me about their kids complaining to them about their "charitable" parents.  I also think that Muslims and Christians have NO business selling/imposing their monotheistic/absolutist worldview on Africans.  Let Africa evolve organically, in its own way and own timeline.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:51 | 5011104 Skateboarder
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I am of the same sentiments Kirk. I help and give to the ones near me, as I can be a part of and see their progress over time, cuz I'm not going away, and neither are they, since we're a continual part of each others' lives in the local community, or at least in the same state.

Some people want to have the experience of going there to volunteer as a checkbox to fulfill in the list of things they did. Nothing wrong with that, except, it's become an industry, if you ask me, and it's fucked up.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:46 | 5011223 nmewn
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There are people in this world who can & do both..."home charity" and foreign.

Or do you think it proper to not inform these "evolving people" its a bad idea to shit in the same water they drink from & teach/help them to dig wells while coaching softball teams back home?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:57 | 5011248 Tall Tom
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I applaud the people whom can and do both. They are remarkable people.


But some people cannot.


Charity begins at home. When you are in a position that the homefront is taken care of, and managed, then you are able to reach out and help others.


But not before. With all due respect...and you are due the begins at home.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:14 | 5011286 Calmyourself
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It is amazing to me that they need to be told not to shit in their water after how many years of colonization you would think observing Europeans would have taught them more than industrialized warfare..

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:52 | 5011604 IndyPat
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Next time you are dropping a Duce on a thunder bucket at an office or...for that matter...airport bathroom...make a note of how many filthy fucks walk right out without washing down. One of those guys made your grande latte, homeboy. Yummy, huh? Enjoy your Hep-C.
Like they said. Charity...and fucking hygiene...start at home!
Take a shit or piss? Wash your hands. Wake up sick? Stay fucking home.
Like hookers? Wear a rubber. Like smack? Needles are provided.

So give that a thought before getting preachy with the jungle bunnies.

We got shit here that could be prevented , but aren't. TB, HepC, MRSA.
Fucking spreading like fire...and you don't hear about it. Ask why?
It's cause you go in to hospital with something minor and catch something major.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:47 | 5011889 ebear
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Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  I recall a story some time ago about aid workers installing indoor plumbing in a village who then couldn't figure out why it wasn't being used.  The women, it seems, preferred to gather at the well where they could exchange stories and stay up to date with goings on, out of earshot of men, who of course don't draw water.

The solution in that case was simple: Pipe the clean water to the well, not the houses.  

That's what you call a "culture friendly" solution.  Plenty of time for indoor plumbing later, once they all have cell phones and can text each other...heh.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:33 | 5011336 Seek_Truth
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"I also think that Muslims and Christians have NO business selling/imposing their monotheistic/absolutist worldview on Africans. Let Africa evolve organically, in its own way and own timeline."

Proselytizing is part and parcel of being a Christian, so your wish won't supersede God's instructions. As far as selling/imposing any view, gotta agree with you. Free will rules, and the real Christian way is to teach by example and educate, not with force or compulsion, but with love. As far as timelines, this Christian and many others know that time is running out, and so our work worldwide is an urgent work to lead as many to Christ as possible before he returns.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:58 | 5010634 Monty Burns
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Heroes yes, but also fools.  I did some voluntary work in Africa and learned two things. First it's a waste of time, Africans will fuck everything up once you go away.  second they resent Whites even when, or maybe it's because, we help them.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:06 | 5010662 Schaublin
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Pity that you had to go to Africa to learn that obvious lesson - still, at least your eyes were opened to the reality of the nature and  the capabilities of the Negro. The appropriate place for altruism is within one's own family and neighbours. Pathological altruism of the kind that you engaged in is immoral and anti-nature.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:20 | 5010827 strannick
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I guess you would instead hold up the Dimons and Blankfensteins as doing gods work?

He didn't do it to be appreciated, or to create a.legacy. but cause he was a Christian. Like the previous poster wrote.

 "Every time you did these for the least of my brothers..."

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:34 | 5011817 Gavrikon
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How does one imply the other?

They aren't MY brothers, douchbag.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:15 | 5013073 Monty Burns
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These banksters have nothing at all to do with what I'm saying which is that the effort is wasted and that Whites are resented for that effort.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:16 | 5010843 cpnscarlet
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I sort of hate myself for up-ing the last two posts above, but the evidence is a little too obvious. However, I will stay away from the race aspect and instead put in my 2 cents that they are acting the way muzzies and pagans always do when Christians try to help. Remember the Ayatollah when the west tried to help Iran after an earthquake? His comment about the aide workers from the west was "Cut off their hands, and send them back!"

Islam - a religion of piece...piece of crap.

EDIT - straanik - yes, you're right. They are treated badly, but if you're called, you're called and you go.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:51 | 5010791 RafterManFMJ
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Burns, did you not take a whole bunch of photos you could share back home?

Perhaps you started a blog? Gave speeches to adoring White congregations?

I really think it's unclear to you what volunteering in Africa is all about.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:23 | 5011313 Oldwood
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That's the beauty of private charity, its not compulsory. If it is felt to be unappreciated or even worse, damaging the recipient, you can quit and go elsewhere. Unlike compulsory government aid which when it fails is only doubled down on.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:19 | 5013080 Monty Burns
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"I really think it's unclear to you what volunteering in Africa is all about."

Maybe, but what is clear to me is that it's a waste of time and effort. It certainly was for me.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:01 | 5011399 TheMeatTrapper
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Whites don't go to Africa to help the poor black people. White go to Africa to derive a sense of self importance that they cannot otherwise find at home. 

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king. 

People like to be king. 

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