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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted 359

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An anonymous reader writes The BBC and other outlets are reporting that a major quarantine center for patients who have been infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has been looted and ransacked. Reports vary on the motive of the attack, but officials have confirmed that the Ebola patients are missing and that the quarantine center's medical supplies have been stolen. Officials say that the looters are highly likely to contract the virus themselves and worsen the epidemic further, as the WHO counts 1000+ lives claimed by the virus total."
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

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  • Re:Niggers. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 18, 2014 @05:17AM (#47693293)
    There is more to it. Media hide a lot of shit. My family got quite repulsed when I told them the problem of contagion is due to in most parts of that area, the ritual ceremony being drinking the water you use to wash the corpse.
  • by Chrisq (894406) on Monday August 18, 2014 @05:18AM (#47693295)
    I just hope this isn't a deliberate attempt to spread the virus, remove medical supplies and become martyrs
  • Re:Motive? (Score:0, Interesting)

    by mtthwbrnd (1608651) on Monday August 18, 2014 @06:06AM (#47693409)

    "Or we could just blame it on race, because that's easy, and stupid people like easy explanations, no matter how wrong they are."

    Okay. It appears that there is some evidence, apart from the overwhelming evidence of the crapness of black countries and black areas within white countries, and the really clever game of wit and brain that blacks invented called "knock out game", or the one where they set themselves on fire for fun, that blacks have higher testosterone and that high testosterone is not conducive to "civilisation" or to "being civilised".

    Civilisation could only rise once testosterone levels fell, according to "Science",
    http://science-beta.slashdot.o... [slashdot.org]

    "Serum testosterone levels in healthy young black and white men.

    This report gives the results of assays of circulating steroid hormone levels in white and black college students in Los Angeles, CA. Mean testosterone levels in blacks were 19% higher than in whites, and free testosterone levels were 21% higher. Both these differences were statistically significant. Adjustment by analysis of covariance for time of sampling, age, weight, alcohol use, cigarette smoking, and use of prescription drugs somewhat reduced the differences. After these adjustments were made, blacks had a 15% higher testosterone level and a 13% higher free testosterone level."
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu... [nih.gov]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 18, 2014 @06:29AM (#47693463)

    Anyone trying to breach a quarantine center should be shot.

  • by Pino Grigio (2232472) on Monday August 18, 2014 @07:08AM (#47693561)
    Oh I see, it's the fault of us white males isn't it.
  • Re:Niggers. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by TheDarkMaster (1292526) on Monday August 18, 2014 @07:28AM (#47693621)
    Yor idea is sound, but will be downmodded because people in the civilized world do not understand that civilized world solutions do not usually work in a country that culturally is still in the Stone Age.
  • Re: Motive? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by PIBM (588930) on Monday August 18, 2014 @08:03AM (#47693773) Homepage

    Develop a biological weapon, using one of the strongest strain of Ebola?

  • Re:Motive? (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 18, 2014 @08:11AM (#47693821)

    You obviously haven't spent any time around real niggers. Comedian Chris Rock will tell you. There's black people, then there's niggers. You evidently don't know the difference. You only know how to stroke the PC cock.

  • by pehrs (690959) on Monday August 18, 2014 @08:58AM (#47694097)

    A good and insightful post.

    The only thing you forgot is to mention why Liberia is one of the most miserable parts of Africa.

    Liberia is the only country in Africa founded by United States colonization while occupied by native Africans. It was financed by the American Colonization Society, an organization created to remove unwanted freed black slaves from America, to avoid a slave uprising like what happened in Tahiti. The colonizers became known as Americo-Liberians and promptly started to enslave the locals and selling them back to the US (with support from the American Colonization Society). The Americo-Liberians, led the political, social, cultural and economic sectors of the country and ruled the nation for over 130 years as a dominant minority. The atrocities under that regime were too many to count.

    The US continued to keep it a hell hole in the effort to fight communism, and from 1940 and forward pumped enormous sums into the budget country (about half the GNP was American aid for a while...). Of course most of this money vanished in corruption. But in return the evil communists were kept out. Eventually there was a coup in 1980, finally removing the Americo-Liberians, and starting two civil wars, killing about half a million and displacing about half of the country population. About 85% of the people live under the poverty level today.

    We sometimes speak of the Ghost of King Leopold, after the horrors in Congo. But when it comes to colonialism the American version seen in Liberia was at least as bad. And by doing it as a private enterprise they ensured that, unlike the state colonies, there never was a decolonization with support for forming a stable state.

  • by Le Marteau (206396) on Monday August 18, 2014 @09:36AM (#47694385) Journal

    > They aren't called "Arabic numerals" for quaintness.

    Actually, they are. Literally.

    "It should be noted that the Arabic numerals were neither invented by nor used by the Arabs. They were developed in India by the Hindus around 600 A.D"

    http://www.mediahistory.umn.ed... [umn.edu]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 18, 2014 @09:41AM (#47694441)

    Then also keep in mind that the cultured population that devised such a concise and useful numbering scheme and utilized it for many mathematical advances was exterminated by the ancestors of the current populations of those lands.

    To explain what happened in Koran terms, the faction that accepted "when on jihad, do not harm women, children, or people of the book (Jews and Christians)" was murdered by the faction that accepted "take not the Jew or Christian for a friend, execute the infidel." The world lost a lot of beneficial culture and insightful literature (scientific and non) when that happened.

  • by sosume (680416) on Monday August 18, 2014 @09:42AM (#47694455) Journal

    > There's enough bad history with westerners fucking around with Africa
    You mean, like greatly extending the life expectancy of Africans and providing education regarding prevention and hygiene? Really, these Western people you speak of must be some wicked tribe! To be honest, sometimes I think that this has lead directly to the massive overpopulation we see nowadays. Should we have let Darwin in charge?

  • Re: Motive? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PapayaSF (721268) on Monday August 18, 2014 @12:56PM (#47696351) Journal

    On the bright side (?) they don't likely have the tech to weaponize anything, and will wind up killing a lot of themselves instead.. or so one can hope.

    Suicidal fanatics don't need tech to weaponize ebola. They can just infect themselves, hop on a plane, and leave spit and sweat on the bathroom door handles on the plane, plus whatever they can do when they get to their destination. The incubation period is long enough for them to fly to Mexico City, get to the US border, and join a group of illegals heading north, before they become too incapacitated to travel. But they need not bother with entering illegally: they can just fly straight in to a US airport.

  • by goose-incarnated (1145029) <lelanthran.gmail@com> on Monday August 18, 2014 @04:16PM (#47698089) Homepage Journal

    Sorry, I don't believe it just because a couple of researchers, presumably with an agenda or a desire for further funding of their anthropological tintinnabulations, have written about it.

    WTF is wrong with you? I live here, I've suffered under white rule and my entire family was a struggle family so I've got no agenda. The fact is that this is a belief that is shared by many of the locals here :-( Why don't you believe what newspapers, researchers and people on the ground are telling you - these folk are still stuck in the stone age in many respects. Grab any local newspaper you want and see for yourself the pathetic beliefs these people have:

    Virgin cure belief [iol.co.za]

    Another one of many [iol.co.za]

    Here's official african government admitting to the baby-rape problem [iol.co.za]

    How about bullet-proof vaseline and other stupidities?

    Results of the official inquiry into the massacre [mg.co.za]

    Strikers use body parts from security gaurd for their muti [citypress.co.za]

    Cutting up a 6 year old girl for body parts for their muti before they even killed her. [news24.com]

    In fact, there are too many stories in the courts to even list. You no longer have the assertions of a couple of anthropologist's, you have the statement of a born-and-bred african who is living here, you have official reports of cases in courts and you also have independent newspapers all verifying the same facts.

    Maintaining your skepticism in the face of all this will just make you look foolish. These thugs from the above stories aren't ignorant; they've all completed high-school (equivalent to a US HS diploma) and many of them even have tertiary education. It has become abundantly clear that the problem cannot be solved by relieving these idiots of their ignorance with education; the problem is not ignorance, it's stupidity.

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