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Uganda Ebola Outbreak Reaches Capital

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We doubt Mariano Rajoy had contagious diseases in mind when a month ago he told his economy minister that Spain is not the grief stricken African country, but today Spain certainly is lucky not to be Uganda, where a freak outbreak of Ebola, which has already claimed 14 lives, has spread to the capital. From BBC: "Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on people to avoid physical contact, after the deadly Ebola virus spread to the capital, Kampala. Fourteen people have died, including one in Kampala, since the outbreak began in western Uganda three weeks ago, he said in a special broadcast. Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases in the world."

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Mr Museveni said health officials were trying to trace everyone who had had contact with victims so that they could be quarantined.

 

People should avoid shaking hands, kissing or having sex to prevent the disease from spreading, he added.

 

Mr Museveni said relatives and friends should not bury anyone who is suspected to have died of Ebola.

 

"Instead call health workers because they know how to do it," he said.

 

Mr Museveni said seven doctors and 13 health workers at Mulago hospital - the main referral hospital in Kampala - are in quarantine after "at least one or two cases" were taken there.

 

One victim later died.

 

"I wish you good luck, and may God rest the souls of those who died in eternal peace," Mr Museveni said, as he ended his address to the nation.

In other news, at last check the Uganda 10 Year Bond was trading at about 15%. Unclear if the ECB is involved in keeping these artificially low as well.

 


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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:42 | Link to Comment malikai
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Ebola is one scary ass horrible way to die.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:15 | Link to Comment battle axe
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Stephen King's The Stand.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Ivanovich
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Read "The Hot Zone" for a more accurate tale of Ebola's woe.  You'll never want to go to Africa after that read (though Ebola Reston was found right outside DC).

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Biosci
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Laurie Garrett's "The Coming Plague" is a less sensationalist account of that and related viral outbreaks.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:56 | Link to Comment metastar
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Eurola. It's a terrible way to die with Euros bleeding out every orifice and blood in the streets.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:54 | Link to Comment redpill
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At least Ebola gets you quickly.  Eurola on the other hand stretches out the agony for a long long time.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:10 | Link to Comment CPL
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Yeah...I noticed that AP wire, then it just vanished into thin air, nothing has been reported otherwise on the matter. 

 

It just walked in the door of a DC hospital and that was the last anyone heard as of last week Friday.

 

 

 

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Matt
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USAMRIID has invested in a project to treat ebola which looks promising. sounds like another year or two before it's ready:

http://www.tekmirapharm.com/Programs/Products.asp  click on TKM Ebola

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:13 | Link to Comment General Decline
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"You'll never want to go to Africa after that read"
Goin to central Africa on Wednesday. Perfect timing.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment e-recep
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for those who want to know in detail "how" the patient dies :

http://cydathria.com/ebola.html

horrible, simply horrible. :(

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:43 | Link to Comment KK Tipton
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Watch for this stuff here:

RSOE EDIS - (World) Emergency and Disaster Information Service - http://bit.ly/Mu8A1S

 

Bio events:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/RsoeEdis-Ebhwm?format=xml

Click on the "details" or "event"...then on the "event" page, click "description" to see what's going on.

 

Stuff like this:

Biological Hazard in Denmark on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 Copenhagen

"Danish authorities say an intravenous drug user who injected heroin and died has tested positive for anthrax. The Health Ministry suspects the drug was contaminated with the bacillus anthracis strain of anthrax. The 55-year-old addict died Sunday. Terrorism is not suspected, and the health ministry says there is no risk of contagion because the bacteria cannot be passed from person to person. Anthrax is a deadly disease that can be treated with antibiotics if caught early. Officials said Monday they will compare the case to two similar deaths in Germany in June. Last week, German officials said there may be a link between contaminated heroin found in Germany and an anthrax outbreak in Scotland in 2009 and 2010, which left 10 people dead."

 

Niiiiice.

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:09 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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Wow, makes you wonder what the Ebola patient is going to die from (liver, brain, heart, kidney, lung failure)? Also makes me wonder how 10% of the people survive it.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:42 | Link to Comment CPL
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I'll avoid licking public door knobs from this point on.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:57 | Link to Comment BigJim
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One by one, even the simplest pleasures are taken from us. Are our rights so easily stripped away? Where will it end?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment CPL
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They came for my door licking shenanigans,

Then they came for my ass picking and sniffing in public,

...wait wutamisaying?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment KK Tipton
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Also avoid German heroin.....

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:43 | Link to Comment Pretorian
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Again nice intelligence work. H1a1, bird flu... all lab art work now tested on population.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:56 | Link to Comment Vince Clortho
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The testing is on-going.  The goal is to perfect pathogens that can be targeted at specific groups.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:59 | Link to Comment BigJim
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'Central Banker Flu' is the one I eagerly await

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment malikai
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It's already a pandemic. Unfortunately, it kills everyone else.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:04 | Link to Comment BigJim
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:-)

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Ebola? I thought central banking and fiat currency was the most virulent disease in the world.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:55 | Link to Comment malikai
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In other news: Ben Bernanke is on a meet and greet with local villagers in western Uganda where he is teaching young Ugandan economists the mysteries of modern day Keynesianism.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:09 | Link to Comment MassDecep
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And Ben is vaccinated with a vaccine that actually works. Not for you and me though..

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:45 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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There is a simple answer to this. Have the fed buy up all the Ebola's. Especially the ones on the long end of the curve. If need be they can sell short dated Ebola's and use that to keep buying the long end and suppress it. It won't solve the structural problem but it will keep the Ebola's down until scientists from both sides finally come together to solve the problem.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:45 | Link to Comment Subliminal messenger
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"People should avoid shaking hands, kissing or having sex to prevent the disease from spreading, he added."

Since Uganda has the highest birthrate in the world, I support that statement. Keep it, uh, up.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:47 | Link to Comment westboundnup
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Isolate him!  Isolate him!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:49 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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Not to worry, Uganda's leader is an economist. They can fix anything.

While Obote was struggling to control the various factions in Uganda, Yoweri Museveni emigrated to study political science and economics at University College in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. Museveni obtained a bachelors degree in economics in 1970 and returned to his homeland to work in the Obote government.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Yoweri_Museveni.aspx

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:02 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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luckely spain isn't Uganda....

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:51 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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I was watching the same thing last week also about this outbreak and the reporter linked it at the bacteria environnement at JFK airport.

http://www.nodeju.com/25238/new-york-airport-is-bacteria-incubator.html

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment sudzee
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All metal fittings in public places need to be made of silver.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:04 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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to bad they used all the remaining silver on the olympic medals...

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:54 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Obama sends US military advisers to Uganda

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/14/us-uganda-usa-newspro-idUSTRE7...

 

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:03 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Coincidence?  I think not.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:07 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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the article is from 2011 so by now those soldiers all got aids from the local woman and gained 30 pounds from the constant BBQ's....

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 07:58 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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They need to shut the airport. This shit is no joke. It is perhaps the oldest virus we know about (with Marburg). And if it gets into a major transportation network then forget going to work again for a long time.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:13 | Link to Comment TheObsoleteMan
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Bigwavedave; They will never do it. Just like back in '09 with the swine flu, the CDC and Obama administration knew about it being in Mexico for at least a month before the announcement was made of the presence of it here. Commerce trumps lives {ours at least}. A month is an eternity when dealing with virus contagion.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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True. But Ebola isnt like flu. The only treatment is black garbage bags and lots of bleach soaked mops.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:49 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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They used a fuel air explosive with good results in the movie, if it's any kind of documentary.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:02 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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Juncker has reccomended launching a special purpose financing vehicle at the ECB called the WAF (We Are Fucked) to buy special issue Ugandan EOB's (Ebola Outbreak Bonds).  The WAF will be initially backed by a collection of antique coloring books Juncker picked up at a mini-storage auction this past weekend and levered up on 100:1 using a independent experts potential retail valuation.  The transaction is expected to be conducted through an intermediary so as to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.  Juncker has concluded this is consistent with the ECB mandate.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:02 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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I saw Outbreak like 5 times in the theater when it came out.  Man, I was bored that summer.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Alcohol, beach and chicks. Those 3 mixed into a blend create the best summers.

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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I wasted my youth on prude girlfriends.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:07 | Link to Comment TheObsoleteMan
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How they have managed to keep this super bug "contained" this long is really a surprise to me. Just a matter of time though.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:00 | Link to Comment Biosci
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It stays "contained" by having people not touch other people's blood.  It's not that difficult.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:48 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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I think it's harder than you think when you live packed into cow-shit huts and the blood is fountaining out of all the afflicted's orifices.  Sort of like a game of High Stakes Twister.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment Jena
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Exactly.  When the sick person is sweating like they've got a bad case of malaria in the early hours, their family will take care of them.  Then, as the bleeding starts, they'll still try to help them.  It goes everywhere because that is what heavy bleeding does.  Turning your back on someone you love is easy to say but may be impossible to do.  Standing back and just waiting for help that may be days away?  

I couldn't do that to my husband.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Jena
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Blood, tears, urine, feces, sweat... all body secretions.  That's why family members in Africa get infected by bathing their dead relatives prior to the funeral:  They come in contact with one or more of these secretions because they aren't wearing full body protection.  Even wearing latex gloves would cut down on a lot of the transmission but even splashing a tiny droplet of something carried by water into the eye or mouth would probably result in transmission.

It stays contained by not having any contact with ill, dying or dead patients.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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It is also contained by its virulence.  People die too quickly for it to spread very far.   I read of a nurse who was saved when she fell ill, because an African doctor injected a blood product from a survivor.  The WHO doctors advised him not to do it, their reasoning having something to do with scientific method.  I imagine they were muttering darkly about double blind studies and FDA approval.  

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:48 | Link to Comment Axenolith
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Because as far as Virii go, it's pretty damn hard to transmit (body fluid contact as opposed to airborne).  Also, extremely virulent pathogens lose their lethality over time because it's evolutionarily advantageous for the hosts to live (long enough, or overall) to facilitate spreading.

Ebola retains it's lethality because (so far) it is always confined to a small infection group which is quickly eradicated. 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:13 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Ebola outbreaks in this region are actually kind of a yearly occurrence.  Only if this leaves the continent in a person will it peak my interest

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Segestan
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Put the LIberals on a one way ticket to Uganda. Now!!!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Really, what happened to the worthy opposition?  Politics never used to be this hateful.  This is an artificial and engineered division in the American people and instead of buying into it without bothering with critical thought, you might consider the reason behind it and question why you are being manipulated in this fashion.  Why are you being publicly encouaged and goaded into hating your fellow countrymen and women?  Are you and others who have been molded into this sort of thought pattern being manipulated into a weapon pointed at your fellow Americans for goals that are not your own?  Who is your enemy here?  This just stinks of psyops and it has been going on for decades.  It used to be understood that our political opponents, while their methods might differ, also want what is best for all.   As politician go, that might not be the case anymore. Both parties are out for their own agrandizement and enrichment at the expense of the people of this country.  The liberals aren't your enemy.  

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment TheObsoleteMan
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One day, {law of averages} it WILL leave Africa,bet the farm on that one. Some do-gooder organization, pokeing it's nose around in Africa will either bring some local over to Europe or the USA, or a worker of that org will bring it back.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:45 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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Already did - Ebola Reston (VA - 1989)

http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/ebor.html

and

On January 22, 2009, CDC's Viral Special Pathogens Branch retrospectively diagnosed a case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in a U.S. traveler, who returned from Uganda in January, 2008. The patient developed illness four days after returning to the U.S., was hospitalized, discharged, and fully recovered. Initial testing of samples collected during the patient's acute illness in January, 2008 did not initially show evidence of Marburg virus infection. Testing of a convalescent sample indicated a possible previous infection, and more detailed testing of both samples at CDC confirmed that the patient's illness was due to Marburg hemorrhagic fever.

 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/outbreaks/index.htm

 

 

Problem is we have global tourists who know zilch about infectious diseases, visiti places which harbor them, become infected and then return stateside where the incubation period ends and *presto* You've got a problem!

Importing critters for testing (as was the case in Reston) is also another delightful path for introducing new & exciting maladies.

 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:40 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Reston is the only eubola variant that does not cause illness in humans.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:25 | Link to Comment Simulacra10
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Note to self, buy more shares of Johnson & Johnson.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:31 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Ebola would be a fitting disease for politicians and bankers.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:56 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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Not to mention the 'champions of world population control' (Gates, Turner, Buffet et al)

http://zapatista44.blogspot.com/2011/05/population-control-oprah-winfrey-ted.html

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment TheObsoleteMan
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Seeing how it would be for the common good, and the group is more important than the individual, I would think the Obama administration would be on board with doing some "atomic testing" in Uganda, and much of the rest of central Africa. That is one way to eradicate Ebola virus.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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How much you think it would cost to buy an ebola monkey and send it to Washington?

My last one in Reston didn't work as planned.

Things were much cheaper then.

It's hard to be a Dr. Evil when you're on a budget.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment hannah
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i thought we already sent a monkey to washington...?!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment PrinceDraxx
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Yes, but unfortunately, it wasn't a carrier.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:59 | Link to Comment Sands8oo
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For just a second, my heart leaped when I read "Ebola outbreak reaches Capital" as I had visions of Bernanke, Geithner, et al sitting in beds coughing up their liquified internal organs as they suffered through viral hemhorragic fever... Put the party hats away, we're not that lucky...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:15 | Link to Comment Whatta
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Note to self...cancel Summer Holiday plans in Uganda, or if I elect to go, follow up with trip to DC to breathe on and touch everyone and everything.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Monedas
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It couldn't have happened to more more deserving people .... African socialist pigs !    Always cook your road kill thoroughly .... and cut back on random acts of cannibalism !                 Monedas           1929           Comedy Jihad There Is A God And He Doesn't Like Socialists Either 

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment TheObsoleteMan
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They say the orgin of AIDS and Ebola were from monkeys. Knowing this, WHY CAN'T UGANDAN'S LEAVE THEM ALONE. They must really love their monkeys over there in Uganda. We love ours too, so much that we have turned our culture and White House over to them.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:42 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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dude, like WOW!  

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 09:53 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Ebola tenderizes human flesh .... cuts down on cooking time .... is it soup yet ?        Monedas      1929        Comedy Jihad Carbon Footprint Friendly   

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Ebola, Tse Tse flies, AIDS, starvation, terror, necklacing and SOCIALISM .... what a delightfully delicious cocktail of evil !   Allah Akhbar !        Monedas       1929         Comedy Jihad Autoclave Your Machete Before Severing Limbs

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment hivekiller
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With any luck it will make its way to Israhell and wipe that shitty little country off the map.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment DanDaley
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Long B.F.E.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment Self Trader
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€bola ?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Self Trader
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In 1981 I needed cholera, typhus, yellow fever, malaria, etc... shots to obtain a tourist visa for India.

Today tourists can visit Uganda without any of those...

Good luck !

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Renewable Life
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Hello, the Olympic games are going on, I'm pretty sure Uganda has at least some athletes and fans there! If that shit got to London in the next two weeks, get your "bug out bag" packed!!!

I know the odds are low, but that would be worst case scenario!! And for anyone who's been to the Olympic games knows, it's a two week sex fest!!! They hand out 40,000 condoms in the village alone!!! Let alone 5 million fans hooking up, 24-7!!! Bodely fluids are flying everywhere, sex, drink swapping, recreational drug use, sweat........it's insane!!!!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:13 | Link to Comment OhOh
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So that's what the "expeditionary" US forces in Africa have been playing with again.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:53 | Link to Comment bankruptcylawyer
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seriously, THIS is on zerohedge?

what is zerohedge the infowars panic website now?

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