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Another "Sick" American Undergoing Ebola Testing, This Time In Columbus [Update: Tested Negative]

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UPDATE: Ohio Department of Health has confirmed test results have come back NEGATIVE for a person tested for the Ebola virus in Columbus.

Which raises the question - why is taking Mt.Sinai 24-48 hours to test their Ebola-suspected patient?

Columbus 10TV reports,

Columbus Public Health confirms a person is undergoing testing and has been quarantined for the deadly Ebola virus.


CPH says the person recently traveled to West Africa, where an outbreak has left nearly 900 people dead.


A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests.

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Ebola, it would appear, is in the US.


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Meanwhile the 2nd Ebola patient has arrived in Atlanta and is en route to Emory Hospital


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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:43 | 5049421 junction
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More great Ebola news to go with other news about a U.S. general just gunned down in Afghanistan by an Afghan soldier at a military college.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:47 | 5049456 666
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Could this be the USSA gubmint's way of dealing with the illegal immigration problem by scaring people away at the border with the fear of contracting Ebola?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:49 | 5049471 svayambhu108
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:07 | 5049580 jbvtme
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wait a that speilberg wheeling the stretcher?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:12 | 5049620 john39
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ebola- yet another psych war?:

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:27 | 5049703 jbvtme
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a eugenicist's wet dream

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:47 | 5049840 Herd Redirectio...
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Oh those superstitious Africans...

Everyone knows where there's smoke, there's ___________.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:04 | 5050014 Pure Evil
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there's a 15 inch dildo up Obola's ass?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:27 | 5050174 eclectic syncretist
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Obama will leave no golf course unplayed in his search for answers.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:03 | 5050410 nidaar
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A few more false alarms like this, and everyone will become so used to it, it won't even make top of the news when the real shit starts...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:32 | 5050207 pods
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Everyone knows where there's smoke, there's ___________.

Bush Meat?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:36 | 5049752 Urban Redneck
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Africans Accuse ‘Westerners’ Of Spreading [insert grievance here]

This has been going on a long time...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:25 | 5050152 Alea Iactaest
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Contained? From WHO data found at

March 2014
Cases - 151
Deaths - 95
Mortality - 63%

April 2014
Cases - 338
Deaths - 160
Mortality - 47%

May 2014
Cases - 436
Deaths - 222
Mortality - 51%

June 2014
Cases - 779
Deaths - 481
Mortality - 62%

July 2014
Cases - 1603
Deaths - 887
Mortality - 55%

I pulled the data as close to a full month as possible, off by a couple of days here and there. The trend is quite clear, however. Graph it and it begins to look exponential.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:47 | 5050298 markam
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I did plot the exponential function and got 150,000 cases/day by late october

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:51 | 5050334 Alea Iactaest
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Those are month-end data, and cumulative, in case that affects your calculation.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:13 | 5050500 markam
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yes, that makes it only 58,000 cases/day by end of october

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:18 | 5050533 Seek_Truth
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The 4 data sets above yield a simple average mortality increase of 177%/month.

Using that as a basis for projection:

August 2015: 3,412,196 deaths (cumulative)

August 2016: 3,226,545,501 deaths (cumulative)

And just for the heck of it:
September 2016: 5,710,985,686

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:31 | 5051130 BrosephStiglitz
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Fuck 'em then.  I'd rather that their shitty country not spread disease and pestilence across my border.  Some of us would rather live to see 50 than die with a bleeding anus.

(No games.  I am quite happy to not allow "Western foreigners" into a disease-riddled cesspool.)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:24 | 5049682 DoChenRollingBearing
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Who made the decision to let Mrs. Whitebol and Dr. Brantly back in?  Hmm?  Whoever decided, the buck still stops at the President.  

And why is the CDC not moving FAST on the serum?

* * *

Fast moving story, I may have to update...:

"President Ebola"

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:35 | 5049747 CClarity
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Not like the US military couldn't have airlifted some quarantine chambers to Africa and helped the Americans who contracted Ebola there, watch until syptom free for weeks then brought back to States.  This actually seems like something worthy of our miltary, as in a real threat, but no.... doesn't enable our industrial military complex selling enough weapons I guess.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:41 | 5049790 Urban Redneck
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And while the US Military is at it, they could airlift actual gloves, respirators, suits, IVs and saline solution, disinfectant, and other things that would make difference today. Instead they airlift tweats and facefuck posts about the future contributions of Yellen's printing press that would love to channel through GE Healthcare and a resurrected ExIm Bank.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:49 | 5049861 DoChenRollingBearing
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Other ideas I had heard about were:

1) Treating US victims on remote African US military bases

2) Treating on board a hospital ship

* * *

If Ebola goes airborne, we have some problems ahead...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:29 | 5050189 Alea Iactaest
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Interesting piece on the serum:

[T]here is such a [serum], it is a secret, and it is reserved only for select individuals (because there probably isn’t much). Oh, and it is totally experimental and until now, never before tried on humans.

This is an untested drug that is not available for general use. But, it could be. All it takes is deciding to spend the money and effort on developing it.



More here:

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:31 | 5050878 Son of Loki
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I'll believe a genuine, authentic "Secret Serum" exists ONLY when I see it for sale on Ebay. Until then, it's just a fake.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:42 | 5049794 WillyGroper
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cuz pm & rjr got it covered.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:51 | 5049887 DoChenRollingBearing
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How ironic that would be if TOBACCO provided a life-saving medicine...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:19 | 5050105 Lost Word
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Not ordinary tobacco,

Genetic modified tobacco plant virus.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:10 | 5050045 HardAssets
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:19 | 5049659 power steering
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  1. Report: 6 Tested in NYC Tested for Ebola; News Withheld ...

    19 hours ago - CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke about six patients in New York City that were tested for Ebola and one who had recently traveled to Africa that is ...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:05 | 5049749 The Big Ching-aso
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I think we'll really know for sure it's an airborne pandemic when they start handing out free face masks at Harbor Freight.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:50 | 5049474 bigdumbnugly
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ok... hold on here... back up

('beep beep beep' as george costanza would say).


we didn't hear anything about ebola in this country for decades and now it's on every street corner?



tell me this isn't a manufactured crisis again?>>>>>>

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:53 | 5049501 Postal
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Okay. This isn't the manufactured crisis you're looking for...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:56 | 5049522 Skateboarder
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The only guaranteed way to stay safe is to "LINE UP!" for shots when the overlords say so.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:04 | 5049565 Almost Solvent
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Fuck that! I'm in the process of Tyveking over my entire house. My family will remain inside until this whole thing blows over. We have lots of canned goods, rice, MREs and bottled water. I made sure to use heavy duty duct tape in securing my airtight cocoon. I figure Ebola should burn itself out in the next few months and we will emerge victorious!   

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:43 | 5049804 Urban Redneck
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The CDC could issue your house a BSL4 certification...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:07 | 5049594 Sudden Debt
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As most people don't have insurance under Obamacare, they can't afford a doctor and just go to the movies "to spread the wealth"

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:29 | 5049712 Bunghole
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With all credit to McMolotov



Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:00 | 5049551 Sudden Debt
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It's called tourisme and well... A few more weeks and most of them will all be back into America.
And luckely, as most people still have no clue what's happening, it will all be about the surprise.

Give it 1 to 2 more months and there will be massive bans on flights from and to Africa in general. Way to late off course...
Just imagine if we hit 30K deaths in 6 months from now? And half a million in a year...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:02 | 5049559 Vampyroteuthis ...
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We think that Nature is at our will and whim. Nature thinks otherwise and is demonstrating who is in charge.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:08 | 5049599 Pure Evil
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Slight tweek to your post:

"Nature acts and is demonstrating who is ultimately in charge"

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:05 | 5049487 ZerOhead
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No it could not.

Don't worry... the social living conditions under which ebola spreads are unique to Africa and the third world. Don't need to go into that any farther.

And even under these best conditions for exponential growth the curve is still rather level all things considered.

That said I approve of the move by British Airways to suspend flights to and from Western Africa. Some day a real nasty pathogen or a more viral mutation of this disease will be heading to the Western world.


A special reminder to all African infectees...


The cure to the disease comes from a government lab in Canada so do not come with your infections to the United States.

"TORONTO — The experimental Ebola drug given to two American aid workers is based on years of research done at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

The drug is a cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies, disease fighting proteins that target a specific part of an invading virus.

Sources have told The Canadian Press that two of the three monoclonal antibodies in the drug were designed at the Winnipeg laboratory."


The Harper Government however is a faith based government that has cut off research funding for diseases that are clearly caused by God to punish bad people. Therefore stocks of the antidote are extremely limited so get on a plane to Canada now.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:06 | 5049586 Apply Force
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"unique to Africa and the third world..." So the "developed" world docs and healthacare workers contracting this disease in Africa are so careless as to not avoid/minimise these third world conditions?  This variant is obviously airborne and robust outside the host - this might be the viral mutation you're speaking of.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:17 | 5049621 ZerOhead
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All things are possible and the mutation of this disease as it is spread is a real possibilty. And no one is sure yet of the length of the incubation period before symptoms appear.

I never said this couldn't turn into a global pandemic but the evidence that this will does not exist yet.

There is shit absolutely everywhere down there and it's hard to the scrub the dirt floors of makeshift hospitals clean. Plus you can see how the disposal of wastes and bodies is difficult to keep sterile in the tropical conditions.

So don't freak. Plus they love it when you freak.

That is why I wholeheartedly approve of the British Airways travel restrictions.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:34 | 5050221 Alea Iactaest
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You mention "the curve is still rather level all things considered." Please check the WHO data (you can look at my post 5050152 above). It's anything but level. No editorial comment from me, it's just the data and it doesn't suggest containment.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:20 | 5049636 Pure Evil
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Just banning flights from West Africa in the UK or the US won't work. You have to put up a no fly zone around West Africa, except for humanitarian flights in and out of that area.

Time to put up quite a few aircraft carriers off the coast of W. Africa and shoot down any attempted flight out of the zone unless properly vetted.

Also, no flights from Africa period allowed to land anywhere at any international airport until well after the outbreak has died down.

Time to put up a ring of fire around the disease and kill anyone trying to cross the fire line.

Of course that means they would have to start shooting all the African refugees trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.

Better start now before it starts working its way up to North Africa through the Middle East up in to Turkey and on in to Europe. Buy then it will be so uncontrollable that no amount of vaccinations, even if they have a viable one, will stop it.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:21 | 5049666 ZerOhead
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That's a little extreme and we aren't quite there yet but yes NO FLY is what should be initiated until we know more about this disease.

As for shooting down the flights... well that could infect innocent whales and dolphins so better put a hold on those plans.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:12 | 5050059 Pure Evil
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If that's too extreme then you wouldn't think twice about flying into West Africa today and then back out again would you?

Just touch down at the airport, walk around the terminal, then fly back.

No need to visit the country side or anything.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:13 | 5050062 NemoDeNovo
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So when in your mind would we be 'there'?  10k deaths? 100k? 1mil?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:44 | 5050280 Freddie
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No they want open borders.  I hope we get some carriers in Calif, Manhattan, Long Island, Chicgo and other blue states who voted for this in 2008 and 2012.  F U Democrats.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:42 | 5052952 Confused
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Wow. Just. Wow. 


After nearly 4 years of posting here, you STILL subscribe to the left/right nonsense spilling out of your TV? 


Maybe Ebola shouldn't be our biggest concern. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:48 | 5049459 redpill
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President Obola expected to issue a statement as soon as he holes out on #9

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:50 | 5049478 IridiumRebel
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He is currently refueling the Doomsday Golfcart.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:04 | 5049571 Dubaibanker
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The latest trend....Take a at destination....die at exit gate of the destination airport...and, is not is a coincidence that you were just in West Africa....

26 July : Patrick Sawyer left Liberia and died upon landing at Lagos airport:

31 July: Man lands at Casablanca airport in Morroco from Liberia and dies:

3 Aug: Woman lands at Gatwick in UK from Sierra Leone and dies at the airport:

5 Aug: Man in Saudi Arabia comes from Liberia and deadly sick in critical condition:

but no...except Lagos...nowehere it is Ebola....carry's just normal to die at the airport once you land! :)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:19 | 5049655 lordylord
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One was old (72) and one died of a heart attack.  If there were no Ebola outbreak, these deaths wouldn't be newsworthy.  However, to give you some credit, two were 40 and had flu like symtpoms.  Those I might worry about.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:51 | 5049879 Urban Redneck
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I can imagine Morris Dukuly is a bit busy right now, but apparently he didn't get TPTB's memo about the "heart attack" line. (Business as usual in Africa)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:26 | 5050168 Dubaibanker
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To be fair, airport deaths are extremely uncommon. There are not many 70 plus year old people who have died at the gates of their destination airports. They might get sick, but dead, no. Heart attacks on planes, yes, new born on planes, yes, but deaths at airport, I cannot remember any, even in the last year or two, do you?

You missed the common thread being West Africa.

If someone from London died at HK airport, it is not the same. But that was not the case. There is common denominator here....and everything must be treated suspiciously unless proven otherwise.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:37 | 5049764 corporatewhore
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airline customer service just isn't what it used to be.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46 | 5050299 Freddie
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Can we divert some of these flights to Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, Philly, DC and Islip on LI?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:38 | 5049767 junction
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Much of Africa is the perfect breeding ground for pathogens, with no waste treatment facilities.  Cities where human waste just dumped and left to rot. --- Feces-Clogged Shore Shows Africa Infrastructure Failings By Pauline Bax Aug 5, 2014 9:46 AM ET

Fredrik Sunesson had high hopes when the first tanker truck unloaded feces from some of Accra’s 4 million residents at his recycling plant in Ghana’s capital. Seventeen months later, those expectations have been dashed.

A combination of red tape and disputes over payments mean Sunesson’s Slamson Ghana Ltd. is running far below capacity, he says. Most of the 140 tankers dump the contents of Accra’s toilets each day into the Gulf of Guinea at a foul-smelling dune known as Lavender Hill. The lagoon nearby is so polluted that scientists says most life-forms can’t survive. The slum nearby has earned the nickname Sodom and Gomorrah.

“It’s a shame for everybody, most of all for the environment and the people of Accra,” Sunesson said.

Despite a series of infrastructure projects backed by foreign donors, Accra doesn’t have a working sewer system, leaving most of its citizens to choose between communal latrines or defecating on open ground. That’s contaminating the city’s groundwater, according to the World Bank, and almost 700 people have contracted cholera since June. The failure to maintain existing treatment plants has rendered them unusable, while a lack of political will means there’s little prospect of any immediate improvement.

Accra’s problems are an example of how external investment and good intentions often aren’t enough to make a difference in Africa. As many as seven out of 10 people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to flush or chemical toilets or latrines, according to the World Bank.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:46 | 5050286 SilverRhino
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Feces everywhere? 

Then if Ebola gets to India [where they shit EVERYWHERE] and parts of China (where they will let kids shit in the road), those countries will be screwed.



Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:12 | 5050802 Socratic Dog
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Meanwhile, Bill Gates, the most enlightened man who ever lived, ploughs another squillion dollars into vaccination programs.

Separating people and their shit does a whole lot more for human health than any vaccines.  But it just ain't profitable enough.  If that shit-recycling company in the story was called Bayer, or Monsanto, then things would be different.  They would be MADE to be profitable.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:58 | 5049959 barre-de-rire
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ZMAPP on the syringe, no problem, ho, i forgot, there is not enough for blacks.... tooo bad :)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:44 | 5049422 IridiumRebel
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Tobacco will cure her! 

"Tick tock motherfucker...." -LOP

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:43 | 5049423 agstacks
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A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests. = Ebola, it would appear, is in the US?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:43 | 5049424 knukles
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OMG striking at the very heart of America!
Deploy the troops, call out the National Guard, declare martial law, imprison all the sweaters, wheezers, groaners, croakers and coughers...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:45 | 5049443 Winston Churchill
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Issue eveyone hankies.

That should do it.

Barack Obozo I.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:55 | 5049507 MsCreant
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Duct tape. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:16 | 5049639 DoChenRollingBearing
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Eucalyptus oil, dab some on a hankie and breathe through when on the plane...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:23 | 5049680 Pure Evil
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That would make you a "domestic terrorist".

You should be taking one for Obola and the team, just like the two star general in Afghanistan.

Where's you're patriotism comrade?



Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:51 | 5050322 Freddie
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Duct tape the sick people's anuses and eyeballs to keep blood from spurting out.

Africa the gift that keep giving especially in The White Hut.   Liberals and Democrats PROUDLY voted for this.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:50 | 5049448 MsCreant
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Don't imprison my cardigan Occifer Knukles, Puuuuleassse. It drapes beautifully...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:47 | 5049458 Emergency Ward
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:58 | 5049526 Postal
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I'm not worried about Ebola. I've got ObamaCare!


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:24 | 5049684 Pure Evil
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OK, I'm not sure which one will kill you quicker, but my money's on Obamacare.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:38 | 5049766 Postal
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Fortunately, I have neither. Yet.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:14 | 5050072 Pure Evil
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Then you shall live long and prosper.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:57 | 5049944 pelican
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Knuks, may I add "bitter clingers"?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:03 | 5049992 Meat Hammer
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I logged out and logged back in as MEAT HAMMER.  

Just thought you all should be aware.  

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:48 | 5050304 Almost Solvent
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Seems legit

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:51 | 5050325 Meat Hammer
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Why would I lie? Totally legit and fucking creepy.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:31 | 5050874 HobbyFarmer
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Another poster complained of the same thing happening yesterday!  You are the second to sound the alarm on this....signing in as somebody else somehow.  Very odd!!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:40 | 5051214 Pure Evil
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Its the ebola virus!

Its infected the ZH servers!

Everyone run for the hills!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:45 | 5049427 PlusTic
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The Obama virus is takes 8 yrs. to kill you!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:13 | 5049464 JuliaS
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Symptoms of Obola virus include costitutional irregularity and severe eavesdropping leading to occasional droning.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:10 | 5050043 Meat Hammer
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+1 to you both. Horse laugh

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:44 | 5049428 MsCreant
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If it spreads or not, I told my husband last night, things are going to get a whole lot weirder.

Lay in supplies everyone. DO IT. You should have anyways. Think of this as a fire drill.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:01 | 5049447 IridiumRebel
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He/She who panics first, panics best.....and will live.



Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:07 | 5049592 samsara
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Leave Early

Go Far

Stay Long

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:34 | 5049744 IridiumRebel
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Did I read you live in the Richmond area? Could you pick up my brother and his family when this gets rolling? He is a good little debt slave and prolly has no idea about any of this. I will grant you shelter and an AR-15, but you'll need to man a turret for an 8 hour shift each day. Bugout plantation is 2 hours NW of RVA. Cool?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:41 | 5049792 Miles Ahead
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2002 baby... outta beer, outta here

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:51 | 5049489 Ms. Erable
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We've been in Twilight Zone territory for a long time now, but peeps should definitely stock up if they haven't already. And while ebola is a serious threat, one can't help but wonder about the lack of recent news re: happenings in Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Gaza...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:58 | 5049532 p00k1e
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How are you cats handling water storage?

By my math a gallon of water weights about 8.34 lbs. A 55-gallon drum of water weighs about 458lbs.

A person needs about 55 gallons of water a month as bare minimum.

A six-month storage of water per person weighs about 2,700 lbs.

Storage of water for four peeps for six month (5.5 tons) will crack the basement foundation after awhile.  

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:04 | 5049573 ghengis86
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Store some, use a purifier to create your own.

The key to prepping is getting the equipment necessary to produce the things you need since its nearly impossible to store up all the food, water and other items.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:18 | 5049645 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, water production equipment is what is necessary over a longer term.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:22 | 5049672 Bunghole
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Long rain barrels and pool shock

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:09 | 5049598 Almost Solvent
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Get dehydrated water

It's about 1/8 the weight and 1/6 the dimensions of liquid water so you can stock way more.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:16 | 5049644 camaro68ss
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Just add water to rehydrate

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:20 | 5049658 Bunghole
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My 450 gallon hot tub (9 month supply for one) hasnt cracked the slab its set upon.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:58 | 5050379 p00k1e
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You flunked 3rd grade multi-step word problems?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:41 | 5051216 Pure Evil
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He's a bunghole, were you expecting differential equations?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:49 | 5052756 MsCreant
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He is that woman's specific bunghole. And it types.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:24 | 5049681 lordylord
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55 gallons per month?  That is more than 1 gallon per day.  Please, that isn't a bare minimum.  You can survive EASILY on MUCH LESS.  It's better to be over-prepared, but you are being silly.  Like others have said, producing or collecting your own clean water is the only long term solution.  

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:49 | 5050319 SilverRhino
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Your body needs a gallon a day.  Your food needs water (rice, beans, pasta, cooking methods).   You do in fact need to bathe every so often.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:01 | 5050407 p00k1e
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WHO says, a minimum of five liters per day per person.

Table 9.3. says, a minimum of one gallon per person per day with conditions:

To determine your water needs, take the following into account:

    One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
    Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
    A medical emergency might require additional water.
    If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary. In very hot temperatures, water needs can double.
    Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:59 | 5050393 Cloud9.5
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A private well and hand pump.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:46 | 5049449 passenger_pidgin
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You'll know it's bad if they quarrantine the Batman...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:48 | 5049466 MsCreant
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Batwoman said something about eating her and bushmeat... I don't get it...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:05 | 5049583 Bastiat
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I'm doomed.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:27 | 5049702 Pure Evil
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You can only eat bushmeat on the isle of Lesbo.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:47 | 5049454 Darksky
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Shouldnt the quotes in the title be around "American" and not "sick"? No one who truly is from/loves this country (or what it used to be) would travel to that shithole with the outbreak going on. Wife was asked to travel to Nigeria last week, she said no and if thats an issue give me two minutes to type up my letter of resignation...ended up doing a video conference...

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:01 | 5049553 ceilidh_trail
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Agreed. Medicine and public health have become infested with politics and basic principles have been abandoned. Why are we not banning travel to/from this part of the world or at least screening passengers OVER THERE before allowing them on a plane???? I do not think Africa is a shithole but I think a lot of our "leaders" are shitheads.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:31 | 5049726 Pure Evil
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Probably because people were of the mindset that it didn't spread out last time like it has this time. Last few times it was contained in Africa and died out relatively quickly.

This time it was different.

And, as is generally the case, Obama and his administration have been caught with their pants down quite literally.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:48 | 5049462 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Nothing to see here, Columbus is one of the CDC satellite offices.Your government loves you.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:48 | 5049465 failure to perform
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Woohoo! I'm just Northeast of Cleveland. Anybody familiar with Montagraph on youtube he has a new video out on his other channel. They already know how to cure this. Now will we get the medicine if needed?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:49 | 5049467 IridiumRebel
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As for Mrs Writebol, is she going to skip into the isolation room and pirouette after a perfect dismount from the ambulance or merely saunter in like the other doctor which defies all protocol of medical transfer?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:50 | 5049470 yogibear
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Probably several people in the US already infected with Ebola. If they don't get a handle on it now it will get a lot worse with winter coming. It will blend in with symptoms from the flu.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:57 | 5049528 Wahine
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I don't know that it can survive in cold temperatures.

I do know, however that when I went to the ER with meningitis (no insurance, thanks obama) I told them my symptoms and sat in a crowded waiting room and triage for over 4 hours before they made me put a mask on to prevent infecting people.  Those kind of cases are real low priority in our increasingly crowded emergency rooms and get no special attention.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:22 | 5050846 Socratic Dog
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I was in the ER at Stanford a few days ago.  Kids knife-fighting again.  Penetrating abdo wound, leaves a nice scar on a 4-year old.  Big signs up saying it's Flu Season, wear a mask, and security types going around enforcing it.

It's not fucking flu season.

When I went inside, the RN's and doc's were not wearing masks.  Only the peeps in the waiting room.

No idea what that all means.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:02 | 5049563 homiegot
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Ebola hates the cold.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:20 | 5050114 HardAssets
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I am really amazed at how many Phd Microbiologists and MDs specializing in tropical diseases post here on ZH and make all sorts of proclamations about 'the breakout'. They let us know what will happen and when . . . and (from their comments) without actually viewing any of the patients that are supposed to be involved.

Quite amazing. There must be two or three dozen of these very qualified experts on ZH . . . .

or not.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:49 | 5049476 p00k1e
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If you get Ebola might as well go on a shooting spree because you are being murdered. 

Just say'in.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:01 | 5049558 homiegot
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By the time you know you have it, you are incopacitated. 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:50 | 5049479 Kassandra
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I read it here, the article about maybe the reason they were bringing the two health care workers from Africa to the U.S. was because it was already here. Yep. It is.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:53 | 5049492 Government need...
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I'd handicap this being a 'Summer of Sam' or 'DC Sniper' type distraction where a few die but millions temporarily tune in to watch the spectacle.  If Ebola did take hold in a US city it would be the event of the century, as big or bigger than WW2 or WW1.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:53 | 5049497 petaloka
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Obama virus has you bleeding from your wallet for 8 years.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:14 | 5049617 JuliaS
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:46 | 5049841 Pure Evil
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I thought that was called the wife and family.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:55 | 5049508 412libertarian
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Will "Ebola" replace the long, cold winter as the latest excuse for a sagging economy?

It makes perfect sense for “Ebola” to be the new “cold winter” because after all, who will go out and spend spend spend if they’re afraid of contracting Ebola?

In short, I’m wondering just how long it will be before we hear Ebola mentioned on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, The New York Times and elsewhere as the excuse to slash GDP forecasts, earnings estimates, and employment predictions.

Over/under, two weeks?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:04 | 5049510 Dr. Engali
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The new slogan of what's left of the former U.S.A; "What's deadly for the rest of the country is good for big pharma". 

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:57 | 5049519 AgentScruffy
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Anyone notice how there has been no forthcoming news on the results of Ebola tests conducted on individuals in Western countries? E.g. Individual who died in London at airport, individual in NYC, etc.  It should be criminal for the govt to keep basic info from people. Citizens have a right to that info so they can make informed decisions; e.g. to forgo air travel, or forgo going to a certain location, etc.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:09 | 5049545 Postal
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An informed public? What kind of lunatic are you?


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:02 | 5049568 IridiumRebel
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it's your patriotic duty to board planes and buy shit.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:22 | 5049673 AgentScruffy
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Head of CDC "argues it’s unlikely people sick with Ebola with board planes, because the symptoms are so debilitating." Um, but you can carry the disease for 21 days before symptoms appear. So either you're a complete dunderhead, Mr. CDC, or you think we're all idiots. (He opposes suspending flights from stricken African countries, meanwhile, British Airways has suspended flights.)

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:28 | 5049707 IridiumRebel
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Dunderhead...fucking asshole....potaytoh...potahtoh....lets call the whole thing off.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:16 | 5050088 Pure Evil
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Its time to go out and shop till your pants drop off and you're spewing blood from your arsehole.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:39 | 5049772 thethirdcoast
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Duty Free, hell yeah!

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:38 | 5051401 AgentScruffy
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So the latest, it seems, is that 2 "testees" have tested negative, and that leaves 3 others?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:57 | 5049527 flyonmywall
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The time for half measures is over.

This is a must watch. Exactly the scenario that is unfolding now. It was made a couple of years ago by the History Channel.

Global Pandemic and its effects. You have 14 days before TSHTF. The Ebola exponential curve is already steeply ascending. As the slope steepens even more, the likelyhood that it can be stopped is small to nil.

Don't say you haven't been warned.


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:57 | 5049530 stateside
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2nd doctor needed a stretcher.  Miracle drug not working?



Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:58 | 5049538 homiegot
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I'm bad, I'm nation-wide

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:06 | 5049566 SpanishGoop
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What was the sign for that ebola-tester manufacturing company again....

Never thought of buying stawks but....never mind, what's the use.

Or perhaps i can become rich beyond ebola ?


Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:07 | 5049591 IridiumRebel
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One is TKMR, other is CONX and finally CLX. Allergan makes the cigarette infused cure for D'bola. 3M may not be bad either as they make masks and latex gloves.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:10 | 5049602 stateside
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CONX - no one cares yet.  

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:05 | 5049576 The Magus
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This is getting ridiculous. Sheesh, every time I come back from Europe I have the tummy wimwams.

I can't wait for this thing thing to be a footnote in history. I give it another 6 months.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:29 | 5050190 HardAssets
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No, its different this time.

Not like swine flu, bird flu, HIV/AIDs pandemic among heteros, etc, etc, etc

People are so freakin' stupid and run by fear that its no wonder the puppet masters keep using the same game plan each time.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:15 | 5049587 One And Only
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Uh. They said she made a miraculous recovery after getting the secret serum. That picture looks like she's strapped to a gurney. Also looks like the cdc is treating this as airborne judging by respiratory suits.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:30 | 5050870 Socratic Dog
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Airborne?  Funny, their web site tells health care workers to take droplet/contact precautions.

If it IS airborne, then it's goodnight all front-line health care workers.

No one has a fuckin' clue anyway.  I picked up a positive-pressure HEPA filter pump for blowing clean air into my helmet a few weeks ago, PAPA I think it's called,  a TB patient, and noticed that some sort of bung was missing from the side.  It was pumping unfiltered air from the environment straight into my helmet.  Don't know how many people used it before me, and didn't notice.

Goodnight healthcare workers.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:06 | 5049588 Gringo Viejo
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Preps, preps and more freakin' preps.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:09 | 5049601 SpanishGoop
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Shit, i already have day 11 signs. brain damage and bleeding from my anus.

I am doomed.


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