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Ebola and Bakas
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This post stinks of weeabooism.


Your post stinks of dumpling.
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Posted 10/5/14 , edited 10/5/14
It's like swine flu all over again.
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Curiously, when you read ebola backwards, you get a lobe. A brain lobe of baka
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Well Ebola has gotten into the US now. A man from Texas came back from a vacation and ended up showing symptoms shortly after getting home. He went to the ER twice, but was sent home the first time so there might have been some people affected before they realized what he had and quarantined him. So there is a possibility of infection there.

I don't think that we should be hysteric of this or anything, but we should keep an eye out. And that really goes for any infectious disease. If the media didn't hype over these things so much some people might not even know there is an outbreak occurring right now, I mean the only reason I know about it is because of all the media hype because I don't look up the news on what's happening in other countries every day.

I just look through these posts and half of them seem to be teenagers just outgrowing the weeboo stage because all they are saying is "lol just like swine flu and I was fine you bakas XP" but the thing is people did die of swine flu just like how people are dying of Ebola, and just like how people will be dying because of the next outbreak. These are important matters that pertain to everybody because what if you were one of the people with whatever is going around at the time? I know I would not want to be dying of it for one, and I also know I would like people to be informed about what is going around in hopes that some cure or vaccination is found so that the chances of survival are raised.

Quickly looking through some articles I found that about 40% of those infected survive Ebola, and while that may seem like a big number that's less than half. Less than half of the people who get this survive. I know disease is a means for natural population control by killing off groups of organisms that live in close proximity to one another and that this is perfectly natural. But I would personally like the majority of human population control to be through a lower birth rate than people simply dying off due to a disease.
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Honestly I want the whole Ebola zombie thing to be real.

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Here's the deali-oh as far as I'm concerned:

1. The United States has more than sufficient resources to withstand an ebola outbreak
2. Governor Perry's response to ebola within his state has been fucking pathetically inept, as one would expect from a fool who actually believes the "glasses = smart" trope
3. The CDC, while chasing behind Texas' state governmental fuck ups (seriously, we're talking about the state that decided that chemical plants' activities are private business), can ultimately handle the situation

No, seriously: fuck the Texas state government. Fuck it with a cactus.

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/01/abbott-ask-chemical-plants-whats-inside/

You can't just go "DERP! Terrorizm!" and get away with bullshit.. Fuck you, Texas state government. Fuck you. And especially fuck Abbott.
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Live with a nurse and half my family are doctors....and honestly we think the hysteria over ebola is kind of funny.



Yeah, and they all have experience with ebola... Since the beginning of this ebola outbreak, there were a lot of medical experts who never saw an ebola patient in their life and claimed this and that, and then this and that proved wrong. For example, at the very beginning: "We had a few ebola outbreaks in Africa in the past, and all got under control." Now, in the past ebola broke out in small, isolated villages. Now we had it in high population density areas. And that's the problem for the US and Europe: If there is an ebola outbreak, with the high population density and the high personal mobility, there is no say if it can be controlled. As many resources as there can be, if you have to isolate all people who got in contact with someone infected (and then the people who peopled the people that peopled people), and you suddenly and simultaneously have to establish the necessary facilities, then good night, and good luck.
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I have to disagree. We're not letting them die, we simply can't satisfy all their needs. Disease is also one of nature's ways of population control.
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I snarkily thought that too until I read this. Pretty interesting.

http://io9.com/epidemics-are-not-natural-1640329353


I skimmed through most of it until the part "Nature's Way?"

I can't say that I agree with him. Having studied Human Geography and Demographics along with Environmental Science (save the dolphins from Japan ), there is a model that explains the reemergence of much deadlier diseases due to human advancement (e.g. penicillin becoming less effective, biological resistance to pesticides, etc), the very thing this guy thinks will limit them. If he thinks epidemics are rare, he needs to visit Africa, Haiti, and parts of Asia. The whole tornado analogy was irrelevant; plants do use the wind for seed dispersal, not tornadoes (they could I suppose). And did he take into consideration of cancer? Or the Black Death for that matter? Spanish influenza? Bird flu? MAD COW DISEASE lol. The fact is that disease does a wonderful job of thinning numbers. But so does war, starvation, and other things. But to say disease doesn't do a good job at it or that it's not natural was ignorant on his part.

The author quotes some Wills dude, "if one agrees that we have exceeded the carrying capacity of the Earth, it will not be a virus that brings our population size into a stable equilibrium," as a strong argument? I don't recall being able to see into the future. So what does he think? He doesn't say. I guess I need to buy his book or something. I can't jump on board with arguments like these. He needs to elaborate more.

Didn't see the point in the New Zealand argument either. But I appreciate the trivia about fitting everyone in the world with a population density of close to 27,000 people per square kilometer.

To be fair, this guy pointed out some obvious truths about disease and epidemics but they didn't really correspond with his point. They were more like "fun facts" or something. I don't know, maybe he was using ethos to make himself seem more credible.

I don't like the fact that it feels like he's making the assumption that people ONLY think epidemics limit population.

I was really hoping for something about diseases coming from space
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OOOOh or what if a evil person with lots of money spreads the disease around america? What's your thought on that, and DON'T say that it's a stupid idea because i've thought about doing some messed up things and i'm generally a good person :3


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FlyinDumpling wrote:

This post stinks of weeabooism.


Of course it does because I made it.

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>mfw I live near Dallas and this is all I hear about every day...


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I don't believe in any of this ebola, ISIS nonsense.

It's all fear propaganda, and I can't believe you people believe it. Zombies? REALLY?!

This is not far off from people turning into "zombies" from bathsalts.

Every couple of weeks to months there are "big" news stories about the latest epidemic, disaster, death, destruction, etc that millions upon millions of people get wrapped up in when in reality it holds little to no relevance to their daily everyday lives.

A lot of people continue to tune in because its like a tv show or movie, its dramatic, its the "new thing".

But in reality all it does is put people into a state of fear over and over again without any of these world ending events coming into fruition.

And you all believe it without question and thought because news, your authority figure told you its true.
Posted 10/5/14 , edited 10/5/14

Kahluah wrote:
I just look through these posts and half of them seem to be teenagers just outgrowing the weeboo stage


That was my take away from the thread. I really don't even want to post anymore after this.

I can't even remember if I actually posted it or not before I got sick by the responses here, but I'll just comment on that -people want to actually stop sending aid to Africa-. That goes against the ideals of the common person - to help those in need. I don't know the poster's inner circle of friends/family or what news program they watch, but that is really sickening. With that, I was uncertain of the agenda of this thread. I figured it was to call made up people, or an extreme minority of extremists (those that are against helping those that need help), stupid. Which just disgusts me.
Posted 10/5/14

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Kahluah wrote:
I just look through these posts and half of them seem to be teenagers just outgrowing the weeboo stage


That was my take away from the thread. I really don't even want to post anymore after this.

. With that, I was uncertain of the agenda of this thread. I figured it was to call made up people, or an extreme minority of extremists (those that are against helping those that need help), stupid. Which just disgusts me.


I'm not sure if you're talking about me with that last part, but the point of this was saying that people are getting way ahead of themselves in fear of ebola, and that I don't think it would be right to close the borders, stop aid in Africa, or refuse flights, because our medical industry is trained and able to handle the disease. People who are against helping others are stupid, plain and simple.

And I used the word baka because this is an anime site. If anyone is offended by people who are interested in Japanese culture on a Japanese entertainment site, they're in the wrong place.
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The only thing I really hear about Ebola these days is "GOOD LUCK EBOLA-CHAN, WE LOVE YOU"
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