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25 Critical Facts About This Ebola Outbreak That Every American Needs To Know

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

What would a global pandemic look like for a disease that has no cure and that kills more than half of the people that it infects?  Let's hope that we don't get to find out, but what we do know is that more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines of fighting this disease have ended up getting it themselves.  The top health officials in the entire world are sounding the alarm and the phrase "out of control" is constantly being thrown around by professionals with decades of experience.  So should average Americans be concerned about Ebola?  If so, how bad could an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. potentially become?  The following are 25 critical facts about this Ebola outbreak that every American needs to know...

#1 As the chart below demonstrates, the spread of Ebola is starting to become exponential...

Ebola Outbreak - Photo by Leopoldo Martin R

#2 This is already the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history by far.

#3 The head of the World Health Organization says that this outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it".

#4 The head of Doctors Without Borders says that this outbreak is "out of control".

#5 So far, more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines fighting the virus have ended up contracting Ebola themselves.  This is happening despite the fact that they go to extraordinary lengths to keep from getting the disease.

#6 There is no cure for Ebola.

#7 The death rate for this current Ebola outbreak is over 50 percent, and experts say that it can kill "up to 90% of those infected".

#8 The incubation rate for Ebola ranges from two days to 21 days.  Therefore, someone can be carrying it around for up to three weeks without even knowing it.

#9 For the first time ever, human Ebola patients are being brought to the United States.  And as Paul Craig Roberts so aptly put it the other day, all it would take is "one cough, one sneeze, one drop of saliva, and the virus is loose".

#10 This has already potentially happened in the United Kingdom.  A woman reportedly collapsed and later died on Saturday after she got off of a flight from Sierra Leone at Gatwick Airport.

#11 A study conducted in 2012 proved that Ebola could be transmitted between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and that never made physical contact.

#12 This is a new strain of Ebola, so what we know about other strains of Ebola may not necessarily apply to this strain of Ebola.

#13 Barack Obama has just signed an executive order that gives the federal government the power to apprehend and detain Americans that show symptoms of "diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled."

#14 And as I noted the other day, federal law already permits "the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease".

#15 According to the CDC, there are 20 quarantine centers around the country that are prepared to potentially receive Ebola patients...


#16 The CDC has set up an Ebola "quarantine station" at LAX in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.

#17 The largest health emergency drill in New York City history was conducted on Friday.

#18 The federal government will begin testing an "experimental Ebola vaccine" on humans in September.

#19 We are being told that the reason why we don't have an Ebola vaccine already is due to the hesitation of the pharmaceutical industry to invest in a disease that has "only affected people in Africa".

#20 Researchers from Tulane University have been active for several years in the very same areas where this Ebola outbreak began.  One of the stated purposes of this research was to study "the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons".

#21 According to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, researchers from Tulane University have been asked "to stop Ebola testing during the current Ebola outbreak".  What in the world does that mean?

#22 The Navy Times says that the U.S. military has been interested in studying Ebola "as a potential biological weapon" since the 1970s...

Filoviruses like Ebola have been of interest to the Pentagon since the late 1970s, mainly because Ebola and its fellow viruses have high mortality rates — in the current outbreak, roughly 60 percent to 72 percent of those who have contracted the disease have died — and its stable nature in aerosol make it attractive as a potential biological weapon.

#23 The CDC actually owns a patent on one particular strain of the Ebola virus...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here.

It is being reported that this is not the same strain that is currently being transmitted in Africa, but it is interesting to note nonetheless.  And why would the CDC want "ownership" of a strain of the Ebola virus in the first place?

#24 The CDC has just put up a brand new webpage entitled "Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals".

#25 The World Health Organization has launched a 100 million dollar response plan to fight this Ebola outbreak.  Others don't seem so alarmed.  For example, Barack Obama is getting ready to take a "16 day Martha’s Vineyard vacation".

Many are attempting to play down the threat from this virus by stating that unless you "exchange bodily fluids" with someone that you don't have anything to worry about.

If that was truly the case, then how in the world have more than 100 health workers contracted the virus so far?

Health professionals that deal with Ebola take extreme precautions to keep from being exposed to the disease.

But despite those extreme measures, they are catching it too.

So if this virus does start spreading all over the globe, what chance is the general population going to have?


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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:21 | 5046705 Overfed
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I figgered we were about due for an itemized list from Mike Snyder. Events like this demand itemized lists detailing just how fucked we really are.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:26 | 5046726 ZerOhead
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#27  Don't exchange body fluids with cadavers...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:26 | 5046738 CrazyCooter
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Duck and cover! Duh!



Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:32 | 5046753 ZerOhead
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#29  Don't cough or you may be forcefully quarantined with real ebola sufferers....

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:47 | 5046858 0b1knob
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#30 Even after a person is "cured" they continue to shed virus in their bodily fluids for months.  Some people may even become carriers like typhoid Mary.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:54 | 5046896 Fish Gone Bad
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If anyone is considering stopping drinking or smoking, now is really NOT a good time.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:58 | 5046913 knukles
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Anybody else read this and connect the bio-weapons dots....already being tested and asked to stop?
Man made and spreading by design

The NWO and Cloward-Piven Wet Dream

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:03 | 5046937 fonzannoon
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It must be bad because they are not even mentioning it in

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:19 | 5046979 ZerOhead
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It's going to be fine folks... really.

Sure... you'll probably feel like shit for a couple of weeks... cough up some blood... piss out some blood... maybe even bleed out of your eyes ears ass and nose for a bit... but hey... then it's all over.

Just don't get your heart set on having too many visitors...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:19 | 5046997 BellyBrain
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:24 | 5047009 ZerOhead
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And fluids... Lots of fluids...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:55 | 5047147 chumbawamba
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And while you're getting bed rest be sure to read every Michael Snyder column in he's eever wrote so you can be sure you haven't missed anything that you need to be absolutely hysterical about!

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:59 | 5047171 rehypothecator
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"#19 We are being told that the reason why we don't have an Ebola vaccine already is due to the hesitation of the pharmaceutical industry to invest in a disease that has "only affected people in Africa"."   


Why, oh why, is the price of invesment so high?  Because, perchance, the FDA's approval process costs upwards of a billion dollars and takes nearly a decade?  "For our own protection?"  

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:35 | 5047319 Matt
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Would you really want people injected allegedly deactivated viruses into people without any controlled testing?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:29 | 5047475 Real Estate Geek
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Amen brother.  Otherwise you end up with tragedies like the Thalidomide babies.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:46 | 5048753 rehypothecator
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People with terminal diseases are denied new treatments because they aren't yet "proven safe and effective."  Do you want the federal government making choices like that for people who are willing, and who are going to die anyway?  

Second, if a medication killed 10% of those who took it, and cured the other 90% completely, it would never be approved.  Which means the feds are denying patients the choice to take a 10% risk of death in order to be cured. I can't find that denial of choice as an enumerated power in my copy of the Constitution.  Prosecute people who commit fraud, including by misrepresenting the effects of a medication, but otherwise let the market decide.  There are people willing to take unapproved medications, but the law says no.  

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:48 | 5052753 Matt
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You are assuming the death of the patient is the worst possible outcome.

Injecting a modified strain or dead ebola into someone who has ebola, may mutate the ebola, which could be a far worse outcome than simply killing the dying person.

Lots of unknowns with viruses, bacteria, and all these meds going through people and into water systems.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:30 | 5047460 Real Estate Geek
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Well, they seem to be trying hard to moot the whole "only in Africa" problem.  Soon, the money spigot can be opened double-wide! 

Problem, solution, reaction.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:46 | 5048425 cnmcdee
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Those infected was doubling every 30 days and looks like that number is going to 25 or 20. If the cases start doubling even every 30 days we'll have the following.

887 Now
1700 Aug - 20
3400 Sep - 20
6800 Oct - 20
13600 Nov - 20
28200 Dec - 20

Merry Christmas by the time 28.200 people are infected it will have come to the United States and developed nations and you are going to get to enjoy your Christmas under quarantine martial law.

We need to be flying in 50 plane loads of bleach and disinfecting EVERYTHING 3 X A DAY IN THOSE NATIONS.

They should be adding it to the water table.

They should be handing it out free in the supermarkets.

Lets get real. Many of these people cannot afford TOILET PAPER. How do you HONESTLY EXPECT THEM TO STOP AND FIGHT EBOLA THEMSELVES??!!

Stop! Looking to the health authorities to contain it, this is a war on the bug. We either take the fight to Ebola, or Ebola is going to take the fight to US!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:07 | 5047775 Aussiekiwi
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And fluids... Lots of fluids...


Drinking beer as we speak, no worries there mate.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 02:40 | 5047748 TahoeBilly2012
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High dose Vit C is powerful therapy as Vit C is an oxygenator. I have done IV high dose C and anyone and everyone had better stock up and learn how to do "bowel tolerance" high dose C.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:06 | 5047773 Aussiekiwi
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'bowel tolerence'????, i think I'll take my chances with Ebola

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:57 | 5047547 Silky Johnson
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HEll of a way to lower unemployment, just get rid of all the potential employees.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:08 | 5047162 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am mentioning it.  Who decided to let the two victims (American citizens) in?  There may be good humanitarian reasons, but who decided to let Dr. Brantly and Mrs. Writebol in?

Whoever did decide, it is ultimately the President's call.  Yes, this is a hit piece and very harsh, but the stakes are very high.

And down on the southern border?

"President Ebola"

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:55 | 5047380 California Nigh...
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Quite possible that with advanced medical treatment in the USA (rehydration techniques, say), "the two victims" will be brought back from near death.


People all over the world will take note.

Got ebola? Fly to NYC or LA and check in at a hospital emergency room.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:03 | 5047770 Socratic Dog
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Umm, rehydration is an advanced medical technique?  Hippocrates might beg to differ.

Our "advanced" medical techniques will all go out the window in the face of an overwhelming number of cases. Treating DIC with blood products is resource-intensive.  And requires a lot of donated blood.  Which might present a bit of a problem.

For another "advanced" medical technique, look up the 1919 flu epidemic and asprin.  There is a quite convincing school of thought that says the high fatality rate was caused by the "advanced" treatment used: toxic doses of asprin.  Very profitable for the drug companies, though.  Sound familiar?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:52 | 5047535 Freddie
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According to the Vineyard of the Saker web site posters - the MSM is not reporting that the poor Ukrainian conscripts are getting slaughtered by the Western Ukraine militia.  They are letting these starving kids surrender.  They are feeding and clothing them and allowing them to go to Russia or go back home.  

Someone needs to go after that evil scum oligarchs in Kiev. 

The evil vermin like Obama, McCain, Soros and Nudelman, along with those in Kiev, caused this.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:04 | 5046939 Sinnedi
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Knuckles you are spot on. Talks about it in this video.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:16 | 5046986 Urban Redneck
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Read what?

Hopefully it wasn't written by someone who can't call the BSL3 Kenema Lassa Fever Laboratory at KGH by its proper name... Yes, the dots can be connected that way, but pointillism is not analysis, and everything I've actually read so far is the former.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:39 | 5047916 spieslikeus
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Guess I'm the real redneck here; have to break out the dictionary again

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:32 | 5048057 Urban Redneck
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It's not that complicated.

MOST of the recent speculation can be directly traced to this blog post and (intentionally? incendiary) misnaming of the facility as the "Kenema bioweapons lab" The post is littered with false information, ignorance of basic practices in West Africa, spurious conclusions, and assumptions for which there is not only no evidence, but there is actually contradictory evidence. None of which means foul-play isn't possible, but it is difficult to take anyone seriously who would base their thesis on such trash. Hence, the use of the misnomer is a red flag for identifying either intentional disinformation distribution or an inexcusably sloppy foundation.

What USAMRIID was doing with re-testing the samples of hemorrhagic fever going back to 2006 for ebola is publicly available information.

The research into Lassa fever and a Lassa fever vaccine at the level 3 facility is also publicly available information.

The expansion of research for diagnostic and vaccine products from Lassa-specific to broader spectrum hemorrhagic fever is also publicly available information.

Speculation that can be readily explained by what is already known and well documented is not evidence of anything.

However, what else persons at the facility might have been doing remains unknown. But, if the actual development of a more readily transmissible strain of ebola was being conducted in a BSL3 facility, there would likely be a string of dead bodies before the outbreak began 200 km away. It is possible to speculate that that a more appropriate facility such as the USAMRIID lab at Fort Detrick might have sent something to KLFL at KGH, and that something either escaped and traveled 200km before infecting anyone, or (even more remotely) that someone at KLFL intentionally took something 200km, but there is no evidence of this.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:33 | 5047608 Antifaschistische
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of everything I read in this article of sickness and disease, the only thing that makes me sick is this...

"For example, Barack Obama is getting ready to take a "16 day Martha’s Vineyard vacation"."

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:30 | 5046758 Brian
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Those who are downplaying the threat are not living in the real world.

It may be true that it would be *possible* to contain the outbreak in a first-world country if the citizens all put country-first and played by the "rules," but in the USA, there is zero chance of that happening.  Let's face reality - people here exchange plenty of bodily fluids.  Sit on the same bus seat, touch the door-knob, pull the slot-machine handle, touch the same glass, share a cigarette........

Not to mention what happens when an infected person decides that they *want* to spread this disease...

They should be way, way more concerned about this, and off to educate the public right away.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:32 | 5046766 fonzannoon
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Brian, 4 years ya been here and this is your first comment? I'm with you 100% btw.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:35 | 5046780 Hulk
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I can lend you my bubble boy wireless keyboard fonz, just till this thing passes...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:49 | 5046867 NemoDeNovo
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GOOGLE Homeopathy Ebola <--- Homeopathy does offer a cure for ebola, research for yourselves!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:57 | 5046904 john39
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they are using a drug derived from tobacco...

posted this vid earlier... if you can get real pure tobacco, it is a powerful healing substance:

beyond that, salt loading.... 


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:39 | 5047069 americanspirit
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john39 - you don't have to look for real pure tobacco - you can grow it yourself no matter where you live.


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:53 | 5047136 Theta_Burn
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No mention of the Indica/Sativa blends anywhere?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:30 | 5047476 FEDbuster
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Ebola Fear Stress Syndrom should be good enough to finally go down and get my medical marijuana card, shouldn't it?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:25 | 5047684 Manthong
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I’m putting chronic degenerative Obamanausea down on my application.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:31 | 5047906 rabetwoirr
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:16 | 5046988 Hulk
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DUDE !!! This is the bubble boy wireless keyboard thread...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:48 | 5047519 NemoDeNovo
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WOW I fucking post something that is PROVEN to treat/cure Ebola and I get junked 7 times and not one green arrow?  I fucking give up on humanity, we deserve to DIE!!!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:57 | 5047549 MsCreant
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No down from me. From Phil Collins:

Oh no, not this confused again
Oh no, not the same mistakes again
You're taking it all to heart
You're taking it all too hard

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:08 | 5047570 Nobody For President
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Well, I followed your advise and googled Homopathic ebola and got a bunch of hits, almost all of which declared homopathic remedies psudo-science (or worse).

The 'proven cure' involves rattlesnake venom and other poiseness snake venoms and other stuff, and there is not one 'proof' that any of this has aided one single Ebola victim, Not one. 

Used to be fraudsters with magic medicines were called 'snake oil salesman'. Now they are selling snake venom.

Same stuff, different year.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:55 | 5047927 shouldvekilledthem
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Actually snake (and other) venoms are a crucial substance used by old and modern medicine too.

I agree that homeopathy is a scam though.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:33 | 5047609 Hook Line and S...
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Nemo, I'm going to give you a down arrow for caring what the hell people you never met think.

Hell, they might just be bots. last time I looked in the mirror I seemed quite mechanical myself.

Hook Line and Integrated Circuit


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 02:43 | 5047752 TahoeBilly2012
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Homeopathy has many benefits, but I doubt there is one effective for Ebola. Stick with high dose ViT C therapy, only hope is mass immune system awareness and C can do that.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:55 | 5046899 J S Bach
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I hate to sound like a panic-mongering-conspiracy-theorist here, but I think the PTB are setting us up for something big here. 

First of all... the open-borders-for-all-featherless-bipeds policy has been going unchecked for decades now.  Obviously, the rise in TB, small pox and even bubonic plague (virtually irradicated from this once great land) is the direct result of this open-armed tolerance for teeming third-world humanity.

And why in the most ludicrous depths of hell are they bringing people known to be infected with ebola into this country?!  I don't care if they're citizens or not... the health and safety of the nation should take full priority when issues of pandemics are concerned.  The nonchalance of people regarding this breach of paramount protocol is surreally astounding.


But, hey... who's winning that ball game?  And how much beer's in the fridge?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:02 | 5046928 knukles
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Why is it just a few of us see this ever so clearly.
I vote malevolent forces afoot as opposed to whoops, my bad incompetence.


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:18 | 5046995 Bunghole
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+1,000 kunkles

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:32 | 5047480 FEDbuster
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Reduces their future liabilities owed to the Baby Boomers.  Shocking the gene pool, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.......

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:26 | 5047016 Socratic Dog
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Yeah.  A few of us, and "the top health officials in the entire world".  You might want to rethink that one, based on the company you are keeping.

When Hedgers are in accordance with "the top health officials...." then something smells.  I think it might be the degrading collective IQ of the Hedge community.  It ain't what it used to be.

Let me guess the outcome of this whole thing.  Fewer total deaths than killed by falling off ladders each year worldwide.  And a 10-100X increase in spending for assorted government, semi-government and NGO institutions to "protect us all".  Plus that again extra for the various police-state thugs to enforce all the new edicts, and to build new and extensive prisons, err, quarantine stations, for those deemed a threat.

Pull your heads out of your bums, Hedgers.  This is supposed to be Fight Club, not the local knitting circle.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:36 | 5047051 knukles
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Exactly.  It works either way (Never let a Manufactured Panic go to waste)

Lotta people die... need more spent upon all your perfectly elucidated NWO shopping list.

Not many people die...  having save humanity this time (and next will be thousands of times worse what with global warming, etc, etc, etc,.) need more spent upon all your perfectly elucidated NWO shopping list

It all works out in the end, as Eddie Bernays woulda pointed out.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:44 | 5047574 gatorboat
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It is rather amusing to see this one area where Tylers, contributors, and commenters are in lock step with govt propaganda and dissenters are heavily downvoted.

The one area where Zerohedge sounds just like Huffpo.

They found your weak spot Zerohedge.  The one area where you parrot govt fear mongering and refuse to see any truth.

The one area where Zerohedge rightly earns the "sheep" label.

Now we know how the smart financially savvy group at Zerohedge can be "gotten to" and turned into fearful bleating sheep begging for govt help.

"They" know it too, and you can rest assured "they" will use it effectively.

By all means do what govt says.  Give up whatever rights you have to give up, take whatever shots they want you to take, do whatever else they say. 

I have no sympathy for fearful bleating sheep.  Walk right into that chute just like they want you to.

Congratulations NSA CIA CDC DHS etc, you finally broke the Zerohedge crowd.  Look at 'em, you got 'em quivering like jelly, pissing their pants they're so scared.

They're putty in your hands now. Do whatever you want with 'em.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:09 | 5047776 Socratic Dog
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Ahh, the eloquence.  That's just beautiful.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 05:08 | 5047852 medium giraffe
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"The one area where Zerohedge sounds just like Huffpo."


Bullshit! It happened with Snowden as well....... :(

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:29 | 5047021 MeMongo
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Mongo submits the following in hopes of solving your question. Sheeple seem to be guided by the following.... indoctrination....subjugation.... and the almighty...MEDICATION!... Now listen! Mongo is simply a pawn in life, so he's not sure if his thesis is accurate, but he is fairly sure that bleeding from the anus, eyes or ears is NOT a good thing!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:59 | 5047526 Implied Violins
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As long as people are making lists, here's a list of links that make a good case that all of this is planned at the highest levels...

Government paid couriers to bring children across the border:

The powers the government has when a pandemic has been declared:

The CDC held drills for such a scenario, and made it 'fun' by calling it a 'zombie apocalypse':

Mike Adam's article implicating Monsanto:

And on July 31, this extension of an executive order by Obummer to include Ebola:

And their plans - the Georgia Guidestones:

This just got real, folks. Guns, ammo, metals...including colloidal silver. That shit's got value for a reason.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:17 | 5047581 Nobody For President
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Im usually with you Knuks, but I say NEVER underestimate bad incompetence.

Probably more likely to come in over our southern border than by know cases being flown in by private jet, but what the hell do I know? Nada.

But if it DOES bust out of containment, which seems possible with this new strain, it may effect the rich malevolent forces as well as the rest of us, and maybe they know this and have decided against deliberate spread. Otherwise, the malevolent forces are being badly incompetent, so maybe you are right either way.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:41 | 5047699 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can easily be attributed to stupidity.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:51 | 5047365 ejmoosa
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How are we going to have elections when Ebola is sweeping the nation?


King Obama to the rescue...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:47 | 5047704 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Under such circumstances if elections can't be held Obama will do his duty for the american citizen and stay on another term to ensure the continuity of government.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:47 | 5046853 Brian
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Damn, what happened to my post history?  Somehow it's gone.  I've made many posts over the years :(

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:55 | 5047376 Slave
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Everybody's gets cleared every couple months or so.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:07 | 5046956 Bemused Observer
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But the public won't receive the education like rational beings...there will be panic, and unreasonableness, and scapegoating and targeting. Mainly because of what you said earlier in your comment.

It won't be contained. It will spread. It may kill a bunch of people, or mutate to a less virulent form. Most disease-causing organisms do that, it is part of the 'treaty' that infectious agent and host must negotiate eventually if both are to survive.

Those who get the disease first usually suffer the worst effects, as their systems have no familiarity with this thing, and it replicates unchecked. But that initial 'hot' phase generally doesn't last, the agent doesn't remain wild for long. Soon it becomes domesticated, becomes one of those childhood illnesses we take for granted.

I have a feeling that we are in greater danger from all the panic than we are from the disease itself, and that the panic may well cause the thing to spread faster and farther than it would have. No time for us to 'adjust' could just rip through the entire population in a condensed time frame, with very high mortality. Because of our reactions, NOT because of anything else.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:07 | 5047403 California Nigh...
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Ask yourself. If you were a nurse or hospital orderly, would YOU report for work when your doing so could be a death sentence?

Docudrama "After Armageddon" (on youtube) provides interesting commentary on what happens when the public panics and refuses to go to work.

Consider also that because of the habitual lying of the federal government and its partners in the MSM,  fewer and fewer American people will trust the information they put forth about ebola. 

Is ebola airborne? Why a take the chance that (for whatever reason) our authorities are hiding the truth?

Me? I'm fixing to hunker in my bunker. Food, water, cash, ammo. 


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 02:01 | 5047712 Global Observer
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It doesn't matter whether it is downplayed or overplayed. It also doesn't matter whether this is an outbreak because of negligence and poor choices or a deliberate biological attack. No one posting here likely has any say in how the government(s) respond to this crisis.

What would probably help and be a meaningful discussion is steps individuals can take and choices people have for various potential government responses. For example, if a "vaccine" is announced for ebola, should one take it (if it is voluntary) or avoid it? The question is important because the "vaccine" may actually have completely different purpose or it may actually be a vaccine and a true biological attack may be launched after all the "desirable" population has been vaccinated. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 03:16 | 5047785 Socratic Dog
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Look at tetanus vaccine and HCG antibodies.  A deliberate anti-breeding campaign by the WHO in the early 90's, told women in poor countries it was just tetanus vaccine when it actually included HCG antibodies.  Genocide, I think that is called.

No vaccination for this poor bastard, or his kids.  I'll take my chances.  Reminiscent of asprin and the 1919 flu (link posted above).

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:33 | 5046759 kaiserhoff
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Jesus H Christ.  Look at that list of quarantine cities.  DC, New Yawk, Philly, San Fran, La La Land, Miami, Newark, even putses like El Paso and Deetroit.   Couldn't have done better mein own damn self.

Sorry about Minn, Jim.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:51 | 5046875 Jim in MN
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Well we are 'blessed' with the Mayo Clinic.  Even the Saudi royals come for something or other.

And, fun fact about MSP--the odd ethnic restaurants have been superb since the 1980s.  We had six Ethiopian joints when Chicago had two.  Laotian, Tibetan, etc.  The reason?  Intricate little immigrant/refugee communities.  But the REAL reason?  World class torture rehabilitation centers.  That is why it started with Salvadoran folks waaaaay back.  And then Hmong.  And so on. 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:29 | 5046745 Hulk
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Back in the good old days, it used to be you didn't have to wear a condom when having sex with a dead body !!! My  how times have changed...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:33 | 5046776 NoPension
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Time to stock up on duct tape, plastic sheeting and bleach.
The rest of the zombie repelling supplies are in good order.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:40 | 5046806 kaiserhoff
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I've been a little worried about you since that whiskey enema comment, Hulk.

What do you read that's kinkier than ZH;)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:02 | 5046932 Hulk
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Zh is actually the pinacle of kinkiness kaiser, knukles has been a very bad influence on me !!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:09 | 5046961 kaiserhoff
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I too, resemble that remark, and I'm proud of it;)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:13 | 5046976 knukles
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Why is it where ever I may go, I am blamed for all the twisted shit goes on?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:18 | 5046996 Hulk
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I don't know, can you walk around on your hands with a whiskey bottle inverted in your ass too ???

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:27 | 5047014 knukles
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Interestingly manly approach  ....  But not that I can remember.... 
I'd a thunk that an enema bag woulda been called for...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:19 | 5046999 kaiserhoff
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Look at it as CREDIT knuks, and a trend line.  The trend is your friend;)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:27 | 5047018 knukles
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All things bright and beautiful as they say!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:01 | 5047557 Attitude_Check
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Because your avatar is Zippy the Pinhead?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:32 | 5047690 Implied Violins
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He's having fun, aren't you?

That whisky bottle up the ass/walk on hands Never thought of that, it's brilliant! Direct exposure to the blood stream; no backwash; no vomiting (unless dry heaves?)...follow it up with a coffee chaser and you get both a clean-out and temper a hangover. Gotta try that, and mix in a smoke while I'm at it. Methane/ethane be damned.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:46 | 5046812 ZerOhead
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Brings back memories of  the jail scene from "Fletch"

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:36 | 5046773 SHEEPFUKKER

Will Obomber kill some domestic ebola terrorist folks to save some other folks?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:42 | 5046819 Winston Churchill
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Some rotten cunt will split on you, if you do.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:22 | 5047005 Berspankme
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I did not have sex with that wookie

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:25 | 5046729 fonzannoon
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I can only hope that when Snyder saw that someone in NYC checked in for possible ebola case he was drinking chianti at his yacht club and he spit half of it out and had a huge coughing fit that was so bad it caused him to crap his pants uncontrollably and ended up with him in isolation in his local hospital.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:43 | 5046821 Jendrzejczyk
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New York City Hospital

Not too far from our own ZH'r Fonzzzz.

Be careful and keep us posted if warranted.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:46 | 5046842 Urban Redneck
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He could use a refresher course in statistics (or perhaps he took one in statistical manipulation). His graph shows cumulative cases over time, not new cases over time.

Not that the truth is much prettier, or the end result would be any different... on a long enough time line.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:59 | 5046923 lotsoffun
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where is simon black?  talk about rich righteous cunts that never touch a door knob.  (he does post some funny stuff sometimes). 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:34 | 5046781 zorba THE GREEK
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But I love the taste of fruit bats...what is a person to do?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:52 | 5046878 kaiserhoff
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Barbeque or honey mustard?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:04 | 5046940 knukles
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satay ... keeps mo wit' da cultural thaing ....

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:55 | 5047928 spieslikeus
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Dats rayciss...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:06 | 5046947 Fish Gone Bad
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Surprisingly, fruit bat tastes pretty good with that sweet Thai chili sauce.  The heat brings out that exotic fruit bat taste.  Mmmmmm fruit bat.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:14 | 5046982 knukles
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If they're newly hatched can you eat them bones and all like sardines?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:26 | 5047012 Urban Redneck
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Think of all the poor bush meat vendors whose economic lively hoods are being destroyed by this epidemic. Screw the conspiracy theories about Monsanto investing in a cure for ebola- Monsanto and JPM probably orchestrated the whole epidemic to force another billion into the McFood consumer camp, and MOAR debt to finance their newfound engineered addiction to Frankenfreak seeds...

(There actually is GMO legislation being pushed there right now)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:58 | 5047163 zorba THE GREEK
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OOOOHHH...Honey mustard...Why you have to make Zorba drool?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:36 | 5046782 Freddie
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People voted for this in 2008 and 2012. 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:47 | 5046851 Jendrzejczyk
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Who the fuck voted for Ebola?

That would be like voting for Obama twice.

Wait. what?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:36 | 5046786 shovel ready
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more bullshit.

ebola is a serious threat, sure. but i only read half the list because the first half was full of either out of context statements or simple inaccuries that are easily verified (such as the Gatwick airport incident).

this is just fear mongering and it does us all a disservice because it adds more noise that must be filtered as we look for the truth that cannot be found in MSM.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:38 | 5046798 fonzannoon
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that may be true. But that dude in NYC at Mt. Sinai has it. I can feel it in my balls. And if they try to lie about it they will make it worse because there will be another, and another. If they admit that he has it, well that will be one helluva moment.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:39 | 5046809 MakeMineADouble
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You feel it in your balls, I feel it in my tits.  

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:47 | 5046857 Overfed
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All I know is that I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:06 | 5046951 knukles
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...  Still remember that miserable day I spilled the super-glue in my lap, nude, whilst huffing and in a moment of angst, reached down to wipe it off my dong and ever since...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:14 | 5046977 Hulk
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See kaiser, this is exactly the kind of commentary  I am talking about !!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:44 | 5046833 Winston Churchill
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Just crabs Fonz, not to worry.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:53 | 5046889 fonzannoon
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(slowly looking down)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:07 | 5046957 knukles
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Just kidding!  It's only fire ants form Senegal!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:58 | 5047392 janus
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funny thing...i was just about to ask, "what's next with these guys, senegaleese fire ants?".  next thing you know, they'll start chatting about whiskey enemas and masturbating with super-glue...oh, wait...

Knucks, you're always well worth the read.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:47 | 5046850 Grouchy Marx
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Interesting diagnostic. What medical school taught you that, doctor?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:53 | 5046884 Jim in MN
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Okeefenokee General

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:22 | 5047007 Winston Churchill
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Lotsascratchee general, actually.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:41 | 5046816 in4mayshun
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Word. Statistically, I'm betting McDonalds and GMO food still pose a much greater overall threat to the US than Ebola ever will.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:10 | 5046965 knukles
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Whadafugrutalkinbout!  This man, is the end of non-GMO, gluten free, all natural, no sugar added, no unnatural preservatives bat and monkey meat sales in the good olde US of A and you're concerned about MickeyD's?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:15 | 5046985 Hulk
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Precisely why I only eat grass fed fruit bats and Monkeys !!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:44 | 5046836 BigJim
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What? Michael Snyder fearmongering???

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:39 | 5046808 benkei54
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So let's bring victims here and accelerate the process. This is the same intellectual arrogance that permeates the learned idiots at the Fed - the notion that they can control everything by the sheer power of their genius. Medical elites have the same delusion, and this will probably end just as badly.



Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:11 | 5046968 knukles
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Medical elite?
Sounds to me more of Political E-Lite decisions

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:48 | 5046856 QEternity
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Hey look, there's one in Atlanta.

How convenient.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:48 | 5046860 junction
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In case Ebola becomes a full blown epidemic, escape to a small island.  Sorry, Martha's Vineyard is off limits as the Obamas prepare to turn it into the Eastern White House.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:46 | 5047105 JuliaS
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#13 Barack Obama has just signed an executive order that gives the federal government the power to apprehend and detain Americans...


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 23:47 | 5047520 surfer433
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Again, you can never have enough apprehension comrade. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:01 | 5047955 HardAssets
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Sex may sell, but FEAR - that Really sells.


People can learn a helluva lot about the way the world works by studying the novels '1984' (old style use of fear & creation of 'enemies' to fight) and 'Brave New World' (new style use of medical & other technologies so that people learn to love their servitude).

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:23 | 5046714 jaap
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:24 | 5046723 Hulk
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#26  There ain't a chance in Hell that you are going to have sex with that cute Nurse !!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:27 | 5046744 kaiserhoff
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Dunno Hulk.  How blond is she?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:30 | 5046760 Hulk
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Good point !!! And who knows, some woman may have a thing for having sex with bleeding assholes...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:35 | 5046784 kaiserhoff
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Please don't name names.  Tyler doesn't need the litigation;)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:31 | 5046762 Oldballplayer
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No way. Remember, one of the effects of Ebola is that your balls swell. A lot. Some mice that were given Ebola has their balls grow to the size of golf balls.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:43 | 5046830 Grouchy Marx
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If this fact gets out, I can see a lot of liberals lining up to get infected.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:00 | 5047173 Farqued Up
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False alarm, a mutant strain of mumps.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 22:03 | 5047190 Minge
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I think I heard of this in a movie some time ago.  It was about some guy whose name was an adverb.

"Your testicles and you. Take a good look. These are the unlucky ones. These unfortunate souls are suffering from 'ESS' Enlarged Scrotum Syndrome."

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:26 | 5046736 williambanzai7
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27. Ebola has a dog named Bo

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:38 | 5046796 dobermangang
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And a tranny wife.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:13 | 5046975 trulz4lulz
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Aint nuttin' wrong with that!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 21:37 | 5047059 25or6to4
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And Bo knows Ebola.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:26 | 5046739 medium giraffe
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Ebola is coming, cry 'OH NO!',
'We're all going the way of the Dodo!',
So shit in your slacks,
And puke in your hat,
But remember to ask, 'Cui Bono?'

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:30 | 5046755 fonzannoon
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"The planet isn't going anywhere....WE ARE"

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:33 | 5046770 GeezerGeek
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So when will Snyder change the name from Economic Collapse Blog to Population Collapse Blog?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:46 | 5046847 BigJim
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The two aren't entirely unrelated

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:36 | 5046790 thamnosma
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This outbreak sure does seem different from earlier ones. 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:41 | 5046813 Grouchy Marx
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Sure, because earlier ones were quickly contained, and the current one has not been. It is also believed that the virus is now capable of airborne transmission, a new and very dangerous development.

At this point, we are all conjecturing.

The real difference is that other outbreaks haven't had the potential to rival the Black Plague of the middle ages, as this one may.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:45 | 5046841 thamnosma
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Yeppers.  So many health workers and experts have come down with it.  Maybe the thing has mutated to airborne status.  We'll have to monitor for if and when the infection cases peak. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:39 | 5047971 HardAssets
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"This outbreak sure does seem different from earlier ones. "

Different than swine flu, bird flu, SARS, HIV/AIDS spread to heteros, Russkie takeover of the globe, Japanese buy up/takeover of the world, Commie 'dominoes fall' takeover of the world, Saudi AaaRab buy up of the world through long lines at the gas station, killer bees, New Ice Age, global 'warming', etc, etc, etc, etc  ?  How is this different ?

I have 'ADHD' - which means that I was raised by the family t.v. set, played lots of video games, was subjected to crappy 'schooling' and thus have an extremely short attention span. So, I have a very hard time remembering last month, much less what happened years ago.  So every damned thing 'seems different' to me. 

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