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Ebola Epidemic Update: US Citizen Dies In Nigeria, Virus Poses Threat To Britain, Liberia Declares State Of Emergency

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In a world rife with geopolitical calamities, it is easy to forget that west Africa is currently suffering the worst Ebola epidemic in history. Here are the latest updates:

  • State Department has confirmed that one U.S. citizen died from Ebola in Nigeria after being infected in Liberia. 
  • Victim who died in Lagos was bound for U.S., and was an American citizen 
  • U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the virus poses a threat to Britain, and will hold an emergency meeting.
  • Ebola center run by Americans closed after Liberia disturbances
  • Two Peace Corps volunteers under observation after coming into contact with individual who later died of Ebola
  • Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dead after contracting virus
  • Hong Kong woman tests negative for Ebola
  • Gabon measures to prevent Ebola outbreak: Police checks at borders, airports, land crossings
  • Latest death toll in West Africa is 672, as of July 27 release: WHO

More about the formerly anonymous person who died over the weekend in Nigeria after collapsing at the airport and turns out was a US citizen:

An Ebola victim who was allowed to board an international flight was an American citizen on his way home to the United States, it has emerged.

Patrick Sawyer worked for the Liberian government and was visiting his sister there when he developed symptoms while on a plane to Nigeria. He was quarantined on arrival in Lagos and died on Friday.


His wife, Decontee, 34, who like Mr Sawyer is originally from Liberia, currently at the heart of the terrifying Ebola outbreak, said he had been due to travel on to America where he could have become Patient Zero in a US epidemic.


The 40-year-old father-of-three is believed to have contracted the disease from his sister, whom he was caring for without knowing she had Ebola.


Mr Sawyer took two flights to get to Nigeria from Liberia, where he had attended his sister's funeral. The first took him from Monrovia to Lome in Togo, where he boarded a plane to Lagos. He collapsed at the airport on landing.


The Nigerian authorities have closed the hospital he was treated at, First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, one of the busiest parts of the city with a population of around 21 million.


Manifests of the passengers and crew who travelled on the same flights as Mr Sawyer have yet to be released.


His job involved promoting trade in West Africa and he was on his way to a conference in Lagos from where he planned to travel back to the US when he fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea. 


Fellow passengers on his plane were given warnings about the disease’s symptoms, which can include bleeding from the nose and mouth, but were allowed to continue on their journeys.

And a focus on Liberia, which has rapidly become the epicenter of the latest breakout, and which has escalated the Ebola response to a near national emergency level, deploying police to prevent Ebola clashes, quaranteening of communities, closing schools and giving non-essential government staff a 30 day leave, and announcing that people who raise prices on soap, chlorine, sanitizers, buckets will be prosecuted. More from Reuters:

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.


On Wednesday, Liberian health officials said an isolation unit for Ebola victims in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, was overrun with cases and health workers were being forced to treat up to 20 new patients in their homes. Dozens of local health workers, including Sierra Leone and Liberia's leading two Ebola doctors, have died treating patients.


"This is a major public health emergency. It's fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop the spread," Lewis Brown, Liberia's information minister, told Reuters. "We need the support of the international community now more than ever. We desperately need all the help we can get."


Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the action plan, which includes placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave.


The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was temporarily withdrawing 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and that two of its volunteers had been isolated and were under observation after coming in contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus. The Peace Corp has 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone working in education, health and agriculture. 


The State Department has confirmed that one U.S. citizen died from Ebola in Nigeria after being infected in Liberia. Two other American aid workers infected with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, are in serious condition, but they have shown slight improvement. They were part of a team in Liberia from North Carolina-based Christian relief groups Samaritan's Purse and SIM.


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in a speech posted on the presidency's website that the government was considering quarantining several communities based on the recommendation of the health ministry.


"When these measures are instituted, only healthcare workers will be permitted to move in and out of those areas. Food and other medical support will be provided to those communities and affected individuals," she said, adding that all markets in border areas are to be closed.


White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters that President Barack Obama had been briefed on Tuesday by his homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and that the White House was monitoring the deadly outbreak.


"The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has said this is not a risk to the United States at this time," Schultz told reporters traveling with the president back to Washington from Kansas City, Missouri. He said the U.S. government had increased assistance to countries battling Ebola.


Schultz said the White House would proceed with a planned U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington Aug. 4-6 that about 50 Africa leaders are expected to attend to discuss trade and investment between the United States and Africa.


Liberia's President Surleaf said she would not be attending the summit but that Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and a few cabinet ministers "whose presence are absolutely necessary" would attend.


"We have no plans to change any elements of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as we believe all air travel continues to be safe," Schultz said.

Source: Bloomberg


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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:48 | 5025309 Peak Finance
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Glad I watched all them zombie movies. Now I know exactly what to do when hordes of infected come knocking. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:49 | 5025320 InjectTheVenom
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this news should be good for SP 2000 tomorrow, right ?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:51 | 5025326 Peak Finance
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I don't know, but, millions of dead workers means fucking wages should finally rise at least. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:52 | 5025332 Four chan
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well all the ebola carriers are being allowed back into the us with zero i repeat zero tracking. fuck our government.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:53 | 5025339 SHEEPFUKKER

Ebola doctor dead pool playing catch up with bankster dead pool

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:56 | 5025353 Squid-puppets a...
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this virus is really starting to party


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:13 | 5025434 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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I'm no expert on this, but viruses do mutate. The sudden change in behavior might be a clue...

Hopefully there's enough good medical doctors and biologists (as opposed to quota hires and charlatans) left out there to get ahead of this...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:05 | 5025901 dvfco
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Don't worry, no charlatans or witch doctors down there.  Everything's fine.  Just a bonfire.  Move along.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:14 | 5025435 Publicus
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Checkmate, humans.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:13 | 5025882 dvfco
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No, Ebolaville - I've been waiting for this day:

Nibbling on monkey brain cake, got a slight headache,
All the dead locals are covered in gasoline and oil,
protected for osmosis
, got infected by replication and endocytosis,
See those funeral pyres, and flaming bodies appearing to boil.

Wasting away again in Ebolaville,
the virus is making a full intestinal assault,
Some people claim the Reston monkeys are to blame,
But I know it's nobody's fault.

Don't know the reason that I stayed here all season,
My gums and eyes have taken on a blood red hue,
But it's a real beauty, a African cutie,
Now I know, should have worn a condom while at the zoo.


Wasting away again in Ebolaville,
the virus is making a full body assault,
Some people claim that bat shit is to blame,
Now I think, hell it could be my fault.

I could use a visit to a beauty shop, my body moving like a spinning top
Cut my heel, oh, can see straight through to bone,
Ebola is like being inside a blender,
And soon it will render,
Bowel movements and vomit – I can no longer hang on.

Wasting away again in Ebolaville,
Every second closer to a burial vault,
Some people claim Doctors Without Borders to Defame,
But I know, it's my own damn fault.

Yes, some people claim the C.I.A. is to blame,
We all know, it's my own damn fault.


(Sorry, too soon again, right?)

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:25 | 5025978 IridiumRebel
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I write songs and have done parodies. This one is brilliant.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:34 | 5026012 dvfco
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They like me, they like me.  Oh, I have an audience!

Honestly, I was expecting +1 (me, of course) and -40.

We have a much sicker group than I even thought.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:04 | 5026097 Manthong
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 Insensitive.. gruesome.... macabre..

I like it.

 Morticia: … It's Gomez I'm terribly worried about. He won't eat, he can't sleep, he keeps coughing up blood.

Margaret: He coughs up blood?

Morticia: Well, not like he used to...

-The Addams Family

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:28 | 5025993 Tall Tom
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...Now I know, should have worn a condom while at the zoo....




That is bad. Evil.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:57 | 5025354 TeamDepends
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If Obama had a son...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00 | 5025368 Ms. Erable
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...he would look like Reggie.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:04 | 5025391 Keyser
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Anybody every see the movie '12 Monkeys'?  This shit will get out of hand exponentially... 


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:17 | 5025443 Chief KnocAHoma
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Obama stopped air traffic into Israel, but won't quarantine Africa? Does he love Jews more than Africans? Or is it the other way around? Maybe he doesn't want to hurt the economies of the Africans? Maybe he doesn't know his ass from a hole in Reggie's rear?

Christ will someone please put a grow up back in charge?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:54 | 5025598 NoDecaf
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How long until this is Putin's fault? Shooting down an airliner didn't give the kickstart to WWIII fast enough, but maybe releasing a weaponized ebola would do the trick. Am I the only one who sees something more sinister in the CDC's nonchalance than simply keeping the herd from stampeding? I wouldn't be surprised one bit if after this bug makes landfall on US soil and the hospitals get swamped that they will suddenly "discover" that it's actually a bioweapon.


PS- even though this outbreak precedes MH17 it did start right around the time that the coup in Kiev started to slip away from the west.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:18 | 5025954 Georgiabelle
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Anybody else here read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston? Scariest book I ever read. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:57 | 5025869 dvfco
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Oh, oh, which one would he look like?  

Would that be before or after photo?


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:29 | 5025503 Urban Redneck
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The Ebola medical staff dead pool has overtaken the bankster dead pool.

I had counted over 60 at the weekend but the total just for Liberia was at 52 yesterday, and there unidentified dead bodies in Liberia that aren't being collected (and rapidly decomposing/liquefying), and now fears that those who are sick and can't find medical treatment in Liberia are headed east in search of medical care, so keeping an accurate count impossible.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00 | 5025366 quasimodo
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It dovetails perfectly with all the "unaccompanied immigrant kiddies" that are flooding the borders. Next thing you know it will show up in 50 of those kids, who will be settled in 50 different towns.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:28 | 5025497 WillyGroper
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One for each state.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:44 | 5025575 Taint Boil
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+1 for dovetails – perfect word that I will use one day and take credit for ....ha


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:38 | 5025542 Taint Boil
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How conveeeeeenient – everything going as planned I see ….

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:49 | 5025826 OldPhart
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Happening as we post.

"Health officials try to trace 30,000 linked to death of American victim"


Can you say 'Pandemic'?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:49 | 5026062 Seek_Truth
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Yeah saw that. Imagine just 3 of those 30,000 have Ebola, and they hang out/ meet just 3 people each day that they each infect, and so on and so forth.

Exponentially increasing infection rate.

Of course, I'm willing to bet out of the 30,000 there are a lot more than 3 who are infected.

Pandemic indeed.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:50 | 5025323 Suisse
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Well, there's no problem. If you have a gun, shoot 'em in the head. That's a sure way to kill 'em. If you don't, get yourself a club or a torch. Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:53 | 5025334 Harbanger
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Those dwelling in the radioactive ruins of the United States western Europe and Russia. These souls have a very brief time to suffer.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:05 | 5025383 Ms. Erable
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The nuclear viral contanment option would see western and northern Africa, along with central America and central Asia, sharing similar fates.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:17 | 5025432 Harbanger
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As soon as the 1st nukes start flying, they all let loose.  There are people who are actively strategizing this as an option and believe that they can win this type of war.  They believe lasers(star wars technology) will be the determining factor to how many missiles penetrate an air space and who ultimately survives long enough to win.  BTW- There's a strong probability the Malasian airliner was taken out by lasers.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:23 | 5025463 Nexus789
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Even a small number of nukes (model of Indian versus Pakistan nuke exchange as a guide) will plunge the world into a nuclear winter. A collapse of the grid in the US so it can't be immediately recovered will kill much of the US population and probably cause nuclear stations to melt down along with their cooling ponds - so what would they be winning? A phyric victory perhaps.

Lasers? In the pictures the aircraft skin looks like swiss cheese - bullets, shrapnel, more like.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:27 | 5025494 icanhasbailout
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it might take just that for housing prices to normalize

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:03 | 5026105 Calmyourself
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Congrats you get it, grid breakdowns are bad supply lines suffer etc.. The real bad news is the 142 nuke plants.. EMP, I can survive, 142 chernobyl/Fuckushimas none of us can.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:38 | 5026031 Tall Tom
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You are correct Ms.Erable. It will not be the United States that opts for it.


The first case that appears in China will be the decisive case. Chinese business interests are in Nigeria to secure that small bit of Oil.


Mao Tse Tung had no problem eradicating Tens of Millions of People. I am pretty sure that the Chinese Government will not have a problem eradicating tens of millions more.


They will stage a False Flag, blame it on terrorism, with the USA and the Russians turning a blind eye to Chinese action.


The people in Lagos are walking dead. They must act fast before the prople there start fleeing and dispersing.


The Nuclear Viral Containment option is most definitely on the table. The 40 Million in Lagos are a small price to pay to protect the Billions of non infected Humans.


I do believe that it will be restricted to the infected parts of Africa first.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:47 | 5026291 Squid-puppets a...
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but then.. if you let 5 billion sheeple die from ebola, it sure fixes peak oil for another century or so

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:24 | 5026332 Tall Tom
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Do you have an idea of the secondary affects of letting 5 Billion die?


It will not be restricted to the Developing World. It does not care about Social Economic Status.


When it migrates to the United States it may wipe out 150 to 290 Million Americans. Again it does not care whether the person is some homeless Free Shit Army slob or a Nuclear Engineer who mans a Nuclear Reactor.


The losses will shut down our ability to make Electricity, to distribute food, to farm, to do all that is necessary to run a First World Industrialized Nation.


The secondary effects will be an ecological disaster with Nuclear Reactors melting down, Refrigerated Gases exploding, releasing poisons,..toxins. Famine and starvation on a scale unimaginable will happen due to the LACK OF SKILLED LABOR.


Unemployment will decrease as everybody is working to survive in the catacylsmic aftermath. (That is a positive, right?)


Ebola does not care about Social Status thus dysentry, starvation, and lack of clean water may finish off the remnants of survivors.


It may even be an Human Extinction Level event...not from the disease (some will have natural immunity) but from the secondary effects.


Is there any depth of thought, here on ZH?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:24 | 5026859 Squid-puppets a...
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hey thats a kinda long post, dyou mind if i go get a sandwich first?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:51 | 5025330 NoWayJose
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Don't get any Zombie juices on you though.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:04 | 5025384 Bangin7GramRocks
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:19 | 5025448 booboo
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I'm moving to Sudan if the shit hits here, looks like they are building up some resistance, I can get a transfusion from some leaky 80 year old street tramp, she may be the cure.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:37 | 5025544 junction
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Everyone possibly exposed to the Ebola virus, take a shower.  Except in Detroit, where your water supply was cut off, sucker.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:42 | 5025562 Winston Churchill
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No coincidences in politics,war and plagues.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:29 | 5025750 tempo
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Open borders, no questions asked, this is compassion, love, justice, mercy as taught by Jesus? Check the Old testament Jewish law.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:53 | 5025848 Four chan
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it worked out for him.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:49 | 5025321 Shizzmoney
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This should send stocks soaring

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:50 | 5025325 NoWayJose
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UK says its a threat - US says no threat. Time for Obama to announce sanctions on the UK!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:55 | 5025347 SHEEPFUKKER

I see more TSA tom foolery forthcoming at the airports. Please take off your shoes, spit in this jar, and breathe into this tube....have a nice day. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:59 | 5025362 Lostinfortwalton
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Maybe, just maybe, just f---ing maybe the TSA goons will come down with the virus.That would be just horrible. I dint know if I could go on.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:12 | 5025426 lostintheflood
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"I see more TSA tom foolery forthcoming at the airports."


stay outta them airports!  you don't need them...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:21 | 5025456 booboo
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"Put this probe in your ass and this one in your mouth... no, wait, put this one in your ass and this one in your mouth....I think"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:51 | 5025597 Kassandra
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My personal state of concern will go to DEFCON 1 if/when reports on this disappears from the news all together, say in a couple of weeks...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:54 | 5025336 virgilcaine
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Is this the monkey virus?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:58 | 5025358 Squid-puppets a...
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i think ur thinking about thar rumour about the origin of AIDS: the Fuckamonkey virus

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:03 | 5025381 SHEEPFUKKER

don't touch my monkey!!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:53 | 5025340 LetThemEatRand
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"Fellow passengers on his plane were given warnings about the disease’s symptoms, which can include bleeding from the nose and mouth, but were allowed to continue on their journeys."

Well good. As long as they were given a heads up.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:01 | 5025371 Harbanger
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What's alternative, to ban all travel to and from Africa?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:06 | 5025398 Keyser
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Nuke it from space, it's the only way to be sure...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:13 | 5025430 LetThemEatRand
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I am partial to space lasers.  But to each his own.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:15 | 5025439 LetThemEatRand
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"What's alternative, to ban all travel to and from Africa?"

Hell no.  In a rational world, those exposed would be required to take off their shoes and submit to anal examination in case they may be carrying drugs or box cutters.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:56 | 5025861 dvfco
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But the Illegal Aliens can bypass the airport line, just for efficiency, and only in the US, while we make foreign airports ramp up their inspection 5-fold.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:34 | 5025523 25or6to4
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That would be a good start.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:04 | 5026107 Tall Tom
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What's alternative, to ban all travel to and from Africa?


YES. Then ban all Foreign INBOUND Travel to the USA.


Seal the fuckin' borders. Quarantine any legitamite US Citizen for 30 days if they are seeking entry.


Nuke Lagos now before contagion spreads.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:39 | 5026279 August
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That's a Yes on number 1.  No on number 2.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:27 | 5026318 Tall Tom
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Well the USA probably will not.


But China will nuke Lagos if a case appears within their borders.


Sorry August. But it will happen to prevent the spread of contagion.


My concern is that it will be too little and too late as people will have fled and dispersed from that city of death, taking the contagion with them.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:52 | 5026210 Joenobody12
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:05 | 5025392 NYPoke
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OMG?  Wow.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:53 | 5025341 Moe Hamhead
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Now,  ---where's that guy who was sitting next to him!?!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:13 | 5025433 lostintheflood
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Now,  ---where's that guy who was sitting next to him!?!


THAT is what i would like to many were on that plane and where did they go?  but nobody's talking...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:24 | 5025551 Urban Redneck
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They are are talking, but you might not like the news (BTW the other plane passengers were released days ago)

Nigerian health authorities are in the process of tracing more than 30,000 people who could be at risk of contracting Ebola, after the virus surfaced in Lagos.


Professor Sunday Omilabu, from Lagos University Teaching Hospital, told Reuters the health authorities are now tracing everyone who may have had contact with the victim.

"We've been making contacts. We now have information about the manifest. We have information about who and who were around. So, as I'm talking, our teams are in the facility, where they've trained the staff, and then they [are] now asking questions about those that were closely in contact with the patient," said Professor Omilabu.

'We're actually looking at contacting over 30,000 people in this very scenario. Because any and everybody that has contacted this person is going to be treated as a suspect," said Yewande Adeshina, a public health adviser.

Nigeria's government has implemented a state of "red alert" at all border crossings and initiated a media campaign to alert the public.

Officials say that the nation's healthcare system is equipped to deal with any outbreak and that medical staff are properly trained.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:45 | 5025813 Oleander
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Who cleaned up after this guy? He was vomiting and had diarrhea,  he left droplets of that shit behind.  This is serious, he exposed people on the plane who got off in Togo, his layover was there. They are looking at thousands of potential victims now.  The whole world needs to prepare for this.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:05 | 5025900 FredFlintstone
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According to one person on this thread, it doesn't matter who was sitting next to him.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:21 | 5026472 Urban Redneck
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I don't know about the guy who was sitting next to him, or using the lavatory after him, but as for one of the poor schmucks who helped him off the plane... there is a he-said/she-said going on with Juncker's long lost Nigerian cousin at the Nigerian Ministry of Truth about whether he has been infected with ebola too.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:56 | 5025350 Lostinfortwalton
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So 50 "African leaders" and a large entourage for each are still coming to Washington DC next month? How effing stupid can you get?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:58 | 5025359 Four chan
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"washington stupid?"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:59 | 5025363 msmith9962
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I'm gonna work from home for a while.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:55 | 5025619 HardlyZero
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Cook all the meat well done (especially freshly dead).  Fire pit cooking might take off again.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:04 | 5025382 Shizzmoney
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What's the over/under of fist bumps if DC had a Ebola outbreak and all of Congress and the lobbyists got infected?  Infinity?  Infinity and a half?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:18 | 5025708 astitchintime
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Ha, slim chance of that happening since they are leaving on Friday for 5 weeks.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:09 | 5025400 IRC162
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DC is where the African delegation belongs.  Hope it's hug  a congressman day when they get there.   Maybe we should welcome them (from a safe distance)  as our liberators. 


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:30 | 5025506 icanhasbailout
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What's the downside?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:01 | 5026224 Tall Tom
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Maybe we will get the necessary 540 infections.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:58 | 5025357 JuliaS
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Here in the US we've got Ebola running the country.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:59 | 5025361 potato
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Just like the radioactive water leaking from Fukushima, Ebola is overblown. Tylers are clickbaiting à la CNN.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:49 | 5025592 potato
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:10 | 5026230 Tall Tom
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Ever hear of the Flu Shot? They can create resistance to that type of flu. In fact it was probably in the concoction of the many strains of flu included in the vaccine last winter.


There is no cure for the Ebola Virus.


There is no vaccine for the Ebola virus.


This particular strain of Ebola is very virulent and extremely lethal.


There is no treatment, other than rehydration as palliative care, for the Ebola virus.


The Ebola virus has never happened in a densely populated area before this.


There will be tens of millions dead, if not hundreds of millions dead, before Christmas.


The Nuclear option is already on the table.


There has been no containment.


There has been little effort exerted for containment.


Why in the fuck do you not wake up and get the clue?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:01 | 5025372 are we there yet
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Morgan Freeman and Dustin Hoffman found a cure for  Ebola in a few days, and neither went to medical school.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:08 | 5025404 Ignorance is bliss
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I think Ebola may have gone airborne. That's why we see the rising panic among African governments. If it has gone airborne, we "the people" will be the last ones to know.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:21 | 5025461 Pheonyte
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It hasn't gone airborne. It's bad enough as it is without people saying that.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:43 | 5025568 FredFlintstone
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It has been proven in the lab that Ebola can be transmitted by droplet nuclei. TB is spread this way. You don't want to be sitting next to a person on a lengthy plane trip with active TB, so I would assume the same with someone who has contracted Ebola. Why do HC workers were masks in Ebola treatment areas? Acually TB is considered an airborne infectious disease.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:49 | 5025593 Ignorance is bliss
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The infected health care workers wore masks and still got infected. Now we see African governments scrambling to shutdown borders. Let's see how nations with large African populations such as France, Spain, and Italy react.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:29 | 5025694 Pheonyte
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They got infected because in the process of post-treatment decontamination they came in bodily contact with another aid worker who was already infected. They know this because the aid worker in question recently died from ebola.

Think about it: if this were an airborne virus, then the number of infections should be roughly the same as what you get during an average flu season, actually more because this outbreak has been going on 6 months already. It's nowhere near that number.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:00 | 5026504 Urban Redneck
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Airborne is not a special word unless you have spent time at Fort Benning or some similar school. I can take a 16lb shotput and make it airborne without any genetic mutation. How "airborne" (in terms of distance traveled measured in meters) a shotput or a specific volume ebola virus is- is a function of mass, velocity, and certain other physical/aerodynamic properties.

Flushing a toilet (particularly one with no lid or one where the lid is up) makes all all sorts of shit that isn't "airborne" stay airborne for various extended periods of time... in some cases over an hour. In the case of the confined space of an airplane lavatory, a person is most certainly breathing all that non-"airborne" shit, regardless of whether there is any ebola mixed in.

Ebola is less easily transmitted through the air than the typical flu virus. The other good news is you're probably less likely to contract ebola than Fred Flintstone while he is locked in the airborne ebola lavatory for the duration of the flight...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:17 | 5025702 Pheonyte
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There are different types of Ebola, some transmissible through air, some not. This one isn't. The one that is, Ebola-Reston, is harmless to humans.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:28 | 5025749 FredFlintstone
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OK, you sit next to the Nigerian on the plane. I will lock myself in the restroom.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:31 | 5025761 Pheonyte
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Don't be thick. I'm not going to sit near the Nigerian because he may puke on me, wipe his sweat on me, or shit all over me. But if all he does is breathe in my direction then I'm not concerned.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:38 | 5025783 FredFlintstone
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No, I think you are being thick or have an agenda.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:42 | 5025799 Pheonyte
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Oh for fuck's sake. I have an agenda because I don't think we're in the worst possible scenario? It's a complete waste of time trying to reason with you people.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:45 | 5025809 FredFlintstone
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Who is "we people"? I have some credentials in this field.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:52 | 5025841 Pheonyte
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Credentials which lead you to contradict what every single virologist has said about the matter. How nice.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:02 | 5025888 FredFlintstone
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How many of these virologists would sit next to the ebola case on a long voyage or let a loved one do the same? I rest my case.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:08 | 5025920 Pheonyte
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If your "credentials" lead you to consider that a knock-down argument, then you should get a refund from whomever awarded them. That's 4th grade reasoning, at best.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:05 | 5026433 tenpanhandle
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But Fred, the guy just shit and puked all over the rest room you are locked in.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:23 | 5030667 FredFlintstone
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True, I guess I would have been screwed. Thanks for that insight. Maybe it will save my life :)

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:24 | 5030673 FredFlintstone
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The CDC advised that crew members on a flight with a passenger or crew member who is “ill with fever, jaundice, or bleeding” and has been traveling from or has recently been in an area at risk for the disease should follow these precautions:

  • Keep the sick person separated from others as much as possible.
  • Provide the sick person with a surgical mask (if the sick person can tolerate wearing one) to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Give tissues to a sick person who cannot tolerate a mask. Provide a plastic bag for disposing of used tissues.
  • Wear impermeable disposable gloves for direct contact with blood or other body fluids.


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:57 | 5025867 IridiumRebel
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You're both correct. Problem is that we must assume the worst. With 5 forms of Ebola and this becoming a fluid issue, you would be remiss to not assume it has become airborne.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:06 | 5025909 Pheonyte
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Actually, it's remiss to assume that something is the case when the evidence at hand clearly indicates that it's not the case. As I already pointed out, given that this outbreak is already 6 months old, if it were an airborne strain then the number of infections would be vastly greater than what they are.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:46 | 5026290 Tall Tom
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Actually the population of proven infection, somewhere near 1000 currently, is a very small sample for any mutant strain to emerge.


However, as the infected population grows, and considering the Population Density of Lagos, it most certainly will grow at an Exponential Rate, then the propensity and probability for an mutant Airborne Strain to emerge also grows at that same Exponential Rate.


To err on the side of prudence, considering the lethality of this virus, is only REASONABLE, won't you agree?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:38 | 5026346 Pheonyte
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"The virus MAY mutate into an airborne strain" is a different claim from "The virus HAS mutated into an airborne strain," won't you agree? The latter is what was asserted, and I offered evidence to the contrary. As to the former claim, of course anything may happen.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:27 | 5026370 Tall Tom
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Let me restate the question which you failed to answer.


To err on the side of prudence, considering the lethality of this virus is ONLY REASONABLE, WON'T YOU AGREE?



Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:37 | 5026381 Pheonyte
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Your question has absolutely nothing to do with the exchange you butted into. Now fuck off, you and every other shithead around here that thinks screeching about how the world's going to end next Tuesday makes you part of the cool club. I'm done with you assholes.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:53 | 5027232 Tall Tom
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Somehow I doubt that.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:43 | 5025805 FredFlintstone
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What if he clears his throat, sings, cries, coughs or sneezes? What if he hands you his trash to give to the stewardess?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:51 | 5025834 Pheonyte
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Do you know what airborne means? It means it's transmitted through the air, which is comprised of gas. Ebola, the deadly kind, is transmitted by bodily fluids, of which mucous is one example. I already told you I wouldn't sit next to him for that reason. You stay away from people with ebola because of the risk that you may come in contact with their bodily fluids, not because they're breathing the same air as you.

In the previous outbreaks of Ebola Zaire, children stayed in the same huts as their parents, who had ebola, but didn't touch them. The parents died, the children lived. If it were an airborne virus, the children would have been dead too.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:05 | 5026310 Tall Tom
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If I am suffering from inflammation of my lungs and I exhale does not some of those bodily fluids atomize and are airborne? If I am in close proximity and am breathing the air around you then the gases, along with those atomized fluids, are inhaled into your lungs?


Have you ever smelled rectal flatuence (a fart)? The next time that it happenes you will know that Fecal Molecules (Shit Molecules) from deep inside of the Rectum of the person who flatuated (farted) are going deeply into your lungs.


How distant do you have to be to where you do not smell the flatuence?


Ebola causes diarrhea. Hmmm....I wonder if flatuence is in any way associated with that gastrointestinal phenomena?


Why are you so damned contrary?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:27 | 5030690 FredFlintstone
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Tom, that is quite the description!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:44 | 5025579 FredFlintstone
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Oh, and don't necessarily trust the government on stuff like this. They don't care about you personally. They don't want citizens to panic. They want to be able to control the public.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:15 | 5025630 HardlyZero
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Might be a good time to leave, before the nets and razor wire go up.  "Camping"-in will be like Bail-in...popular for the healthy (choice) and sick (imposed).

We all setting up for a cheery August vacation ?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:36 | 5025537 luckystars
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Thats why I say assume it is here and prepare to self quarantine in minutes.

Problem is the US guy died I think 5 days ago, no news right away.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:07 | 5025405 xcehn
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Cheery article: 'Doomsday 2: No One Knows When the Next Plague Will Come, Only that it Will--Fear the Reaper'

"In fact, the emergence of pathogens capable of causing global pandemics that kill millions, if not billions, of people is inevitable."

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:08 | 5025918 Manthong
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That read sure made my evening.

Well, I guess the upside is that when the pandemic zombifies a large enough percentage of the 99%, all that crap that the Feds have been accumulating; automatic weapons, a billion hollow point .40 S&W’s, armor, surveillance and an army of  federal paramilitary personnel will have an actual, although insidious application.

And surprise, surprise.. all the executive orders needed to give the usurper-in-chief  the powers to take tyrannical control and try to throw the Constitution into the toilet just happen to be in place.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:09 | 5025411 Lumberjack
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Just a thought. It seems an awful lot of ships are registered in...Liberia.

Flag of convenience is the business practice of registering a merchant ship in a sovereign state different from that of the ship's owners, and flying that state's civil ensign on the ship. Ships are registered under flags of convenience to reduce operating costs or avoid the regulations of the owner's country. The closely related term open registry is used to describe an organization that will register ships owned by foreign entities.

The term "flag of convenience" has been in use since the 1950s, and it refers to the civil ensign a ship flies in order to indicate its country of registration or flag state. A ship operates under the laws of its flag state, and these laws are used if the ship is involved in a case under admiralty law.

The modern practice of flagging ships in foreign countries began in the 1920s in the United States, when shipowners frustrated by increased regulations and rising labor costs began to register their ships to Panama. The use of open registries steadily increased, and in 1968, Liberia grew to surpass the United Kingdom as the world's largest shipping register. As of 2009, more than half of the world’s merchant ships were registered with open registries, and the Panama, Liberia, and Marshall Islands flags accounted for almost 40% of the entire world fleet, in terms of deadweight tonnage.

Flag-of-convenience registries are often criticized. As of 2009, thirteen flag states have been found by international shipping organizations to have substandard regulations. A basis for many criticisms is that the flag-of-convenience system allows shipowners to be legally anonymous and difficult to prosecute in civil and criminal actions. Some ships with flags of convenience have been found engaging in crime, offer substandard working conditions, and negatively impact the environment, primarily through illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. As of 2009, ships of thirteen flags of convenience are targeted for special enforcement by countries that they visit. Supporters of the practice, however, point to economic and regulatory advantages, and increased freedom in choosing employees from an international labor pool.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:34 | 5025530 luckystars
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lots of cruise ships, though only the flag I guess tax purposes.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:11 | 5026513 skipjack
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look up the Jones Act. Also blame unions.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:27 | 5025418 tony wilson
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let me bee perfuckly clear to the house in on this matters.

ebola mandinka is a threat to the defense of the rothschild realms.

ebola mandinka is anti semetic and probably the new hitler after assad and putnik saddam hussein the dictateroror.

we must send the navies us semper fido seals into the royal navy sbs once sex fused these trasnsgendewed special forced arses must be extracted deep into mandinkas territory just near the oils wells and blood diamond farms.

with the help of bill gates death vaccines the black man will be histry leaving the sacred lands of greater isreal ripe for explotations.

her majesty says china should cash invest billions just before we go in for the kaos and the torah torah torah blood ritual slaughter.


aparts from thats eye wood just like to thank the mossad murdoch for these great distraction palestine stories these ebolo reports leave the rabbinical tribe free reign for child and baby farm picking in the holy lands fresh meat blood dense riches a bumper harvest

thanks satan


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:40 | 5025560 Duffy Duck
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I wonder when your moment of clarity was, maybe most of all, TW.  I'm too emotional, I'll end up banned, although no one could ever say I'm dishonest, and being mistaken...  well I have had years of that sharp E violin string kind of don't be mistaken, don't fuck up....but always the sound of the blood pumping in your ears.

Anyway, things being what they are a certain vagueness is always beneficial to them ducks what don't fly south.  You know how in certain theatres of conflict where certain devices will be sort of improvisations on a theme, and sometimes the improvisors get caught in the act, sometimes from far, sometimes from close?

Well it turns out roes allow for treating, say, 8 year olds, the same as any black-turbaned, bearded psycho, even when, you'll be given to understand, a whole lot of the time the 8 year old doesn't know, or is being forced by some turbaned bearded fuck, who maybe has his mom or sister somewhere, and the kid, he doesn't know, and it doesn't matter - the device represents a threat to uncle scam's mission, no one even pretends it regards the camo-flagged...  sometimes these 8, 10 year old kids just have to go bye bye, TW, and its ugly but thems the breaks, you know, war is hell hoo rah, someone has to lead the way.

Imagine making eye contact through the red mist, if you'd be inclined to follow along with me here.  Sometimes you can feel, maybe its some neuron, maybe its some neurochemical, or the HPA Axis being redlined, but you can feel something breaking.

And then you feel an ocean of grief, and that gets boiled away by..there needs to be a word stronger than rage, TW, because it doesn't fit, and anyway, a day or two later you see what murder lies and excuses are, and you lose all patience who obfuscate the basic, simple facts of the matter with brainwashed recitations of inane excuses.


Most people, most people here, live basically normal lives, and are basically decent people - maybe they call each other cunts or fags now and then, but would never deviate from a certain basic decency themselves.

So they just are unable to grasp, I think on any level, just what a sorry and awful state the world is in, and just how depraved [I think depraved is what I mean] so many of the shadows above your p.g. or behind the throne are.

The idea of Christ was to redeem the world through love, to wrest it back from the moneychangers and those who followed the letter but not the spirit.  The idea was that love could conquer all.


It didn't work.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:08 | 5025667 SunRise
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Disagree with the premis:  "The idea of Christ was to redeem the world through love" . . .  

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:20 | 5025963 Keyser
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Can you handle the truth?


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:48 | 5026179 Tall Tom
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I have watched Zeitgeist before.


It is one of the most intellectually dishonest films which I had the displeasure of seeing.


I especially enjoyed the non sequitur ending at the end of the flick. Those amazing leaps of logic were demonstative of the incredibility.


I do not want to hijack this thread and begin to describe that the Hieroglyphical mistranslations of the story of Horus were unsound. (That is what I mean by "intellectually dishonest". Few Egyptologists will concur with the translations as presented in the film, atheists, and theists, alike.)


But you, uneducated and ignorant, can believe that if you so shall choose. Studying ancient languages from childhood, even as an avocation, I just happen to know better.


Before you take something as the truth you need to look at opposing viewpoints as that is the true mark of being open minded. I have as I have watched the film.


You have demonstrated that your mind is rather closed and easily led.


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:13 | 5025429 Jam
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That guy looks like a true Minnesotan. Reminds me... clean the boat of invasive species before transporting.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:33 | 5025437 SweetDoug
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'What bothers me greatly, is the paper I have taped to the wall, with the list on it, like this one:


Authorities Lie About Extent of Plague.


You know, how a few days ago you read that they, the authorities had buttoned down the airport in Lagos and contacted everyone the guy had come in contact?


I called bullshit on that one from the  get-go.


And the lies they is a coming.


This is serious.



Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:55 | 5025617 Winston Churchill
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I can't even remember where my master list is ,of lists I keep to remember things anymore.

But I do remember one thing ,"when it gets serious, they lie".

Seems to being getting very serious recently, so its probably here already.

Damn, they just announced they are bringing two cases to the US on faux news.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:15 | 5025440 Notsobadwlad
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21 day incubation period ... the assholes created a great weapon.

Will the elitists pay $250k for each dose of the antivirus?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:32 | 5025478 luckystars
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You can't just wash your hands and be ok. It can live outside the body at room temp for 3 days, and in other conditions 23 days. To kill it you must boil water for 60 minutes.

Start practicing not touching eyes, nose, mouth.

I had a guy come in my shop I thought he was African then he spoke and I was right. He was from Mali. So I am kinda nervous, I touch his papers then I need to get my paper and I could not grasp the paper so I touched my finger to my TONGUE to pick it up!

This is why you better start now.  Now I have torn paper towel pieces in pocket, if I touch my face I use one and toss it.

I am going to assume it is already here, 21 days and they aren't sick yet? The doc from TX now we learn his wife and kids came back to US a couple of DAYS before he quarantined. Lots of traffic back and forth now, hell the guy who owns a business near me goes to Ghana often.

Don't forget drink hard liquor if you think you are getting sick, I read somewhere they fare better the ones who do that early on. Starts like cold symptoms. Sweat it out, the Italians were onto

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:33 | 5025526 tony wilson
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i say bollox balls ballderdash and piffle.


vit c make your own liposomal vit c at home.

collodial silver make it make your own supply at home.

this stringy piece of military lab shit cannot last even 5 mins against collodial silver

hydrogen peroxide will fuck this uk,usa,mossad distemper up big time.

buy food grade  dilute it down with filter water to 3% strength

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:53 | 5025608 luckystars
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Collodial silver do you wash with it or drink it?

food grade hydrogen peroxide??

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:18 | 5025709 msmith9962
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Food grade peroxide

look up the one minute cure on amazon, can also buy it there.  Of courrse I've been doing the protocol and I just got diagnosed w/Strep.  Otherwise the stuff is great.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:06 | 5025886 moonstears
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dies in 5 -10 mins boiling...60 min to kill if water hot(say 105 F)

the hard liquor (scotch) was a doc who thought he was fucked so drank a 1/2 of 5th, later found guy he'd been infected by (finger prick while treating) only had malaria.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:33 | 5025518 booboo
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60 day alcohol bath inside and out, let the party commence.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:58 | 5025632 Winston Churchill
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Rub alcohol on your scalpl, from the inside.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:43 | 5025567 WillyGroper
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They're exempt from ACA.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:07 | 5025919 rsnoble
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LMAO $250k?  More like $250 million +.  Of course they'll still be stupid and taking cash payments thinking of all their dollars after everyone else is dead.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:23 | 5025469 Dublinmick
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Nothing to worry about Genentech has a new ebola vaccine made from live rabies culture. The CDC is upgrading the capacity to quarantine throughout this great land of the United States, as the gov is worried about every little hair on your head and will protect you at all costs.

DHS is prepared to meet the challenge, anyone refusing the rabies vaccine we can only guess will be gunned down on the spot.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:25 | 5025484 The_Prisoner
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Rabies vaccine = real-life zombies

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:32 | 5025517 luckystars
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Feds sent Ebola testing kits to national gaurd in all 50 states!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:50 | 5025595 FredFlintstone
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Thats a hoot, hope they have good instructions.

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