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Forum Post: The CALCULATED Ebola fear mongering continues. NBC news crew isolated in order to promote more Ebola fear.

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 11, 2014, 8:58 p.m. EST by StillModestCapitalist (343)
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For the last several years, NBC and CNN have been in a virtual dead heat in the ongoing race to dumb down all of Western Society into giant masses of consumer-junkie celebrity-worshiping pill-popping medical-testing hypochondriac morons. 

Shortly after Thomas Duncan was flown directly from ground zero Liberia and admitted to a Dallas hospital over 1000 miles west of the previous Ebola victim in New Jersey flown into America in order to promote a wave of Ebola hypochondriac fear to cash in on, a CNN newscaster deliberately coughed during a live Ebola broadcast. That was no accident. Last week, it was reported that a 'cameraman' with Ebola, also returning from Liberia was admitted to a hospital in Nebraska. 

Now, an NBC news crew has deliberately put themselves in a position to be 'of risk' and quarantined in New Jersey where the first American Ebola case had reportedly beaten the virus. Again, this was no accident. 

I'm only willing to acknowledge two possibilities: Either this news crew, working with NBC, put themselves into this position in order to maximize network ratings and profits for their healthcare oriented corporate partners by making themselves quarantined agents of fear or they are part of a much larger effort involving the CDC, a government agency, certainly corrupt like the rest, to maximize profits for the healthcare industry. Either way, it's yet another commercially motivated move intended to monger fear. 

Think I'm crazy? Think again. You see, the previous Ebola victim in New Jersey had reportedly beaten the virus. As a result, the Ebola hype on the East coast was in danger of subsiding. Now, as a direct result of this latest quarantine involving a paid corporate media news crew, the commercially motivated Ebola hype will be renewed.

And of course, NBC will be in a unique position to exploit the quarantine of their own news crew for MAXIMUM RATINGS AND PROFIT. Thus, driving up the value of their commercial affiliation. CH'CHING!

Remember. Healthcare, already at a ridiculous 17% of GDP, is the single most 'cross-promoted' industry in America today. The entertainment industry and every corporate media outlet in America is heavily involved. They will stoop to any level of premeditation in order to maximize profits for their corporate juggernaut healthcare oriented affiliates and of course, their own ratings.

Mark my words: Over the next few months, a number of Ebola related incidents like those described above far too suspicious and convenient to pass for simple coincidence will make the news. Fear will continue to spread like wildfire. When it's all said, done, and exploited for maximum profit, Ebola will go down in history as yet another 'it' disease to infect and kill only a small number of Americans while driving tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or MILLIONS to the hospital for VERY expensive and totally unnecessary medical testing. Just like SARS, Hepatitis, West Nile, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and Tuberculosis. It will ultimately kill fewer than 1 out of every 500,000 Americans. That's a solemn promise.

In the meantime, it will be necessary for NBC to sacrifice one or more of their own quarantined representatives in order to make even the most remote possibility that they were not complicit worth considering. Nothing less than a fatality will do. Anything less could be faked or greatly exaggerated.

My prediction is that the entire NBC news crew will be just fine. 

Now, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for the next calculated move being planned as we type to spread even more Ebola fear across all of hypochondriac America.

UPDATE #1: It's only been a few hours. Now, a hospital worker in Dallas has reportedly been diagnosed 'preliminarily' and a number more are 'being monitored' for Ebola contamination.

UPDATE #2: Yet another possible Ebola case has been flown directly from ground zero Liberia into hypochondriac America. The latest potential carrier has been admitted to a Boston hospital.

UPDATE #3. The Boston hospital where the latest potential carrier was admitted has issued a statement indicating that the man does not appear to have Ebola. I'm giving this hospital credit for making a prompt statement regarding the false alarm. Those monitoring the Duncan contact in Dallas and the NBC news crew in NJ should do the same instead of jerking around as more irrational Ebola fear spreads.

Update #4. If the following is true, and not some twisted sick internet joke, then it will drive my case home like a runaway train through a picket fence.

Several websites are now reporting that multi-HUNDRED-millionaire and uber-fake humanitarian/FAKE environmentalist OVER-PAID CELEBRITY PIG with a brand new album, did you catch that? BRAND NEW FUCKING ALBUM to promote BONO has CONTRACTED EBOLA. THEY ARE REPORTING THAT BONO HIMSELF IS CLAIMING TO LIKELY HAVE IT.

I'm going to have to sell everything I own and use the money to have myself and a 500,000 watt megaphone flown to the top of Mount Everest so I can scream at the top of my lungs IT'S A GOD DAMN FUCKING LIE! I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN BONO DIES OF EBOLA AND STAYS DEAD FOR A SOLID YEAR AND NOT ONE GOD DAMN MOMENT SOONER!

By the way, have I mentioned my suspicion that Ebola is being hyped up and exploited for profit?

Update #5. A second nurse from the Dallas hospital where Thomas Duncan was treated has reportedly been diagnosed with Ebola. In YET ANOTHER bizarre, suspicious, and obviously fear mongering circumstance, it has been reported that said nurse flew across the mid-west just ONE DAY PRIOR to being diagnosed.

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[-] 4 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

Quite ironic to watch Republicans who constantly clamor that government is too big and that the president is using too much authority now begging for a more elaborate and intrusive CDC and for Obola errr Obama to just declare flights from Liberia off the schedule.

As usual, Congress skates by and the central figure with no real power gets all the blame.

Republicans. Confused and delirious as usual.

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

Anyone know why this nurse was flying? Who was she going to visit?

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Family in Cleveland from what I've read.

They will survive the intentional delivery of Ebola to America as will 99.99 percent of their fellow citizens.

[-] 1 points by DouglasAdams (208) 5 years ago

4000 dead and counting in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The point to remember is that natural disasters: hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, forest fires, earthquakes, floods can reduce temporarily any part of the developed world to the Stone Age.

Developed countries have technological advantages, but Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and tornado seasons expose our failures to plan to prevent disasters. Handling 1 Ebola patient cannot be compared to handling hundreds. We need to prepare for the worst case.

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

But according to the WHO, only 4500 dead worldwide. and damn near every last one of them within the borders of Africa.

There will be no Ebola pandemic in America. Only the fear and of course, the profit of one.

[-] 3 points by DouglasAdams (208) 5 years ago

It will be a good thing if the Ebola pandemic does not come to the United States. What could the federal government do? Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that the federal government should contemplate banning some flights in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “I think it’s something they should seriously consider, but I leave it to the experts who know this field better than I do,” he told reporters. He said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey did not have the power to put such a ban in place.

Cuomo’s Republican opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, has repeatedly called for a ban on passenger travel from Ebola-stricken nations to airports in the New York area.

“Governor Cuomo has a responsibility to act if President Obama will not,” Mr. Astorino said in a statement on Monday. “It’s not enough to say, ‘My hands are tied,’ where public health is concerned. That’s not leadership.”

How secure would the US be if an Ebola pandemic starts in Mexico? The US does not respond well to unprecedented disasters. An international quarantine on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would be a lot safer than following passengers from affected areas around the globe.

National Geographic - Inside Hurricane Katrina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BVdlXUIo9c

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

no one is wrong in fighting Ebola

stop bird flu ! send troops to china

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

I have no problem fighting Ebola. Again, I don't deny it's existence. Only it's level of threat to the developed world. It will never become the mass killer we are being made to fear.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

gotta wonder why there are undeveloped countries

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Most of them were dealt a lousy hand by Mother Nature. We on the other hand, have a comfortable climate, the largest supply of fresh water on the planet, very fertile land, and a relatively new populous. Africa is the exact opposite.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

lol

until the temperature rises

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

It's only been a few hours. Now, a hospital worker in Dallas has been diagnosed 'preliminarily' and a number more are 'of risk' for Ebola contamination. I'm willing to extend the same courtesy to to those hospital employees that I did for the NBC news crew.

If any of them die, then I'll take the reported diagnosis seriously. In which case, the hospital should be sued for negligence.

So far, all but one reported case of Ebola in America has involved a representative of corporate media or healthcare. Both of which are reaping Ebola profits as we type. The other was allowed to board a plane from ground zero bound for America.

These circumstances indicate incompetence or premeditation. My guess is the later.

Ebola will not become the mass killer we are being made to fear. It will ultimately kill fewer than one out of every five hundred thousand Americans.

I stand by the guarantee with absolute certainty.

[-] 3 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

Rational fear is good for healthcare workers - it can motivate them to be thorough and meticulous in following protocols. Perhaps the healthcare workers should work in pairs checking and disinfecting each other while still wearing PPE before removing PPE.

Irrational fear is bad - panic can cause people to hide or run away vastly complicating efforts to contain Ebola's spread.

Fear is a safety protective mechanism that has served us well since time immemorial but our rational brains provide superior outcomes by curbing irrational fear. Our ancestors' taming of fire was achieved through rational fear coupling with absolute fascination.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

No argument there. I only want to emphasize my belief that Ebola has been and will continue to be flown into America for the purpose of spreading 'irrational' Ebola fear to cash in on. Again, I'm not denying the existence of Ebola. Only the level of threat we are being made to fear. If it were truly the mass killer we are being made to fear, then a state of the art facility would have been set up offshore by now to isolate and treat those infected. Instead, they are effectively spreading that irrational fear by flying in case after case and admitting them to hospitals all over the country. Four reported cases so far admitted in three separate states each hundreds of miles apart. Three of which were intentionally flown into the country. Not to mention the NBC news crew currently under quarantine in New Jersey.

PRESIDENT OBAMA. It is your obligation to order NBC, CNN, and the rest of the American media to STOP flying potential carriers in and out of ground zero Liberia. If they want the latest update, then let them make a simple phone call. Otherwise, they are not to return.

AMERICA. If a single one of you contract Ebola and the source can be traced back to a journalist, cameraman, or representative of any American healthcare entity which took on Ebola for profit, then you have the legal right and the blessings of millions to sue those responsible. In fact, those of you who decide to get tested just to be sure should bill those responsible for INTENTIONALLY flying Ebola into America for the very purpose of causing you to fear it. Also those who spread even more Ebola fear in order to maximize their own ratings.

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

These widely dispersed facilities for researching and treating highly infectious diseases were explicitly set up to handle level-4(highest level) pathogens and patients. They are the best that the U.S. has got (originally for defending against bioweapon warfare). Naturally, they are being used for Ebola patients repatriated from the West African hot zones. These facilities were deliberately set up to be geographically separate to provide wide coverage for the country. The actual locations probably have something to do with pork-barrel politics, proximity to research universities and government centers, etc.

They were NOT located widely dispersed to scare the public with maximal theatrics.

The U.S. did NOT choose the location of the Ebola cases in Texass. It is easily understandable why minimizing moving the Ebola patients around is desirable. The U.S. had problems even getting flyover permissions from countries when it tried to repatriate the first cases of Ebola patients.

It is good that the U.S. does NOT hide its Ebola cases except where patients' privacy rights are concerned. If the West African countries were more open with Ebola information, and if the U.S. populace and other countries were braver in facing up to our globalized reality and took decisive actions earlier, things would not have got so bad. The good news so far is that the U.S. still does not have human-to-human, human-to-animal, or animal-to-human transmission of Ebola outside of healthcare settings. There is still a chance that Ebola will not spread uncontrollably in the U.S.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

I fully expected you to 'tech up' the debate yet again trying to explain away all of the suspicious circumstances I've made reference to. I'm not buying it grapes.

I wasn't suggesting that the 'widely dispersed facilities' (originally for defending against bioweapon warfare) were set up for the purpose of scaring the public. I'm not going back that far. Again, I'm telling you that Ebola in particular, has been and will be flown into the country for the very purpose of spreading Ebola fear nationwide in order to maximize healthcare profits. Also to secure and justify the very expensive government purchase I've made repeated reference to. Mark my words. It will be confirmed.

I also wasn't suggesting that we should 'hide' our Ebola cases. I was suggesting that they should be flown to a facility set up offshore for isolation and treatment INSTEAD of admitting them case by case to hospitals all over the country. Remember: Every reported case in America to date, except for one, has been flown into the country. If Ebola were the mass killer with the potential to infect the entire human race by the end of 2015 that we are being made to fear, then something much more responsible would have been done by now to isolate them as a group thereby reducing the likelihood of an American outbreak to a minimum. Instead, they are being admitted all over the country one at a time thereby and for the very purpose of causing widespread panic.

CH'CHING!

There is much more than "a chance" that Ebola will not spread uncontrollably in the US.

I GOD DAMN FUCKING GUARANTEE IT WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY.

Unfortunately, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of sleep and spend a lot of money on wasted medical testing before the masses FINALLY realize what fools they were played for.

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

The reasoning that something important such as setting up an offshore treatment center would have been done already if Ebola were truly such a big threat to humans is fallible. Exactly the same kind of reasoning by many countries led to the explosive growth of cases. There is great reluctance to stare into the abyss by the masses, especially by the U.S. populace.

Do you remember that the U.S. populace wanted Guantanamo base (Gitmo) closed down but no one wanted any of the prisoners moved to their own backyard, nor do people want the prisoners tried on U.S. soil or released and repatriated to their own countries? The result is that Gitmo is still being kept open.

My observation told me that yes, the U.S. was often led by idiots, even though the leader might be otherwise. Put enough constraints on a solution to a problem and the solution cannot exist.

Another example was the Wall Street gossips during the runup to the Great Recession. Did people know that the credit-default-swap money-printing machine was courting disaster? Yes, however they still kept it going thinking that if it were truly so dire somebody else would have stopped the madness. Surprise, no one did. Did scientists know New Orleans was built partly under water level so its drowning by a storm was possible? Yes, if it could truly be so bad, someone would have done something about it. Surprise, no one did. One basic management principle is to make a single person responsible for achieving a result instead of a group because diffused responsibilities often cannot be made accountable.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Ebola spreads more quickly in Africa because of the conditions in Africa. Not because of any fear on our part to stare into the abyss.

Your claim that my reasoning is fallible doesn't make it so. Mark my words: Ebola will in fact, prove NOT to be "such a big threat to humans". It will NEVER become the mass killer we are being made to fear. Not even close.

I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Ebola is being flown into this country and it's threat is being greatly exaggerated for the purpose of spreading commercially motivated fear. I stand by the guarantee with absolute certainty.

We'll discuss the comparisons you make another time on a more relevant page.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

Ebola spreads in the U.S. because of the conditions in Texass. Not because of any fear on my part to stare into the abyss.

Thomas Eric Duncan was Black, non-U.S. citizen, uninsured, had 103°F fever, Ebola symptoms, from the Ebola hot zone of Liberia. The hospital workers have also just finished training to handle Ebola. He was sent home with antibiotics and Tylenol(TM). I say that it is precisely because of the profit motive that he was not checked out thoroughly and isolated. Texass turned down ACA Medicaid expansion coverage so the message to the hospital was loud and clear - "You won't be paid for these darkish bums so send them packing as fast as you can."

That is NOT the way the U.S. was supposed to work! What Texass has got is DESPICABLE, DISGUSTING, and UN-AMERICAN!

How about deploying a single-payer universal basic coverage through Medicare expansion?

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

The next potential breach is the critical one for Ebola transmission in the U.S. It is the human-to-human, human-to-animal, or animal-to-human transmission in a NON-healthcare setting. Every single one of my justifications for calmness about this was broken.

  1. It is a West African disease - the U.S. is many thousands of miles away. Surprise, Ebola can ride airplanes. It got to Nigeria that way.
  2. CDC personnels and air marshals were forward deployed in West Africa to stop Ebola coming to the U.S. Temperature screening and questionaires were required of airplane passengers. Surprise, passengers can get on an airplane before fevers show up and lie. Even if they already have fevers, they can still take two aspirins to get the fevers down before boarding.
  3. U.S. law requires care of emergency room patients regardless of their abilities to pay so anyone with Ebola symptoms will show up at an emergency room fast and without reservation. They will then be isolated. Surprise, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital sent Thomas Eric Duncan home without isolating him.
  4. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital personnels have just been trained how to handle Ebola so if a case shows up, they will know how to handle it properly. Surprise, although the protocols should be freshest in their minds, a healthcare worker came down with Ebola. There might have been problems with CDC protocols or strict adherence to them.

Let us see whether the critical breach will happen or not. I was humbled knowing about the breaches already happened so I consider precise prediction of what toll Ebola will take after months of case growth preposterous. Where a vertical line intersects an exponential growth curve's nearly vertical portion can change a lot with very small perturbations of the variables. It is a classic "ill-conditioned" problem. I never bet on these things.

Despite the breaches, there is no need for panic. Every breach is an opportunity to improve strategy and tactics for dealing with Ebola. The U.S. has precisely the best national temperament in the world for doing post-mortem improvements.

Improvements: Use NASA's solution for preventing fogging up of goggles of healthcare workers. The first space-walking astronaut had encountered the same problem so NASA solved the problem long time ago. Make healthcare workers work in pairs so they can inspect and disinfect each other's personal protective equipments and adhere strictly to protocols. CDC should review if its protocols to medical workers are adequate because there have been a few infection cases already of medical workers who should have followed the protocols meticulously. Getting to the bottom of these cases can be important for saving lives.

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

If it weren't for my absolute certainty that Ebola is being flown into America INTENTIONALLY and hyped up INTENTIONALLY for the purpose of spreading more hypochondriac fear to cash in on, then your latest entry, like the rest would be legitimate and very helpful.

But none of your analytical responses, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM acknowledge even the most remote possibility that any of the information regarding Ebola to date, has been manufactured or exaggerated. It's like you have no concept of greed and the government/business corruption it often inspires.

Are you even aware that ALL of the major pharmaceutical companies have been CAUGHT illegally marketing and/or misrepresenting drugs in order to increase sales? Are you even aware that several major pharmaceutical companies have been CAUGHT falsifying research and downplaying dangerous side-effects in order to sell more product? Are you even aware that doctors and testing labs have been CAUGHT falsifying test results and misdiagnosing patients in order to sell more healthcare intervention? Are you even aware that dozens of hospitals and and thousands of doctors have been CAUGHT in fraudulent treatment/billing scams?

Enron, Tyco, Countrywide, AIG, Halliburton, BP, and MANY more juggernaut corporations have been CAUGHT in illegal activity, often involving OUTRIGHT FRAUD intended to raise profits.

Watergate, the Savings and Loan scandal, Nicaraguan government drug running, Iran Contra, the Iraq war, (some) falsified Global Warming research, Al Gore's 'carbon credit' scam, and the LONG list of government official convictions posted here Http://ListOfConvictedReps.Blogspot.com.

Jesus Christ grapes. How many examples of PROVEN government/business corruption, HIGHLY ORGANIZED CRIME INVOLVING KEY PLAYERS IN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS WORKING TOGETHER, do you need thrown in your face before you FINALLY consider even the most remote possibility that a few corrupt players out there came up with the idea to fly Ebola into America and exaggerate it's threat in order to profit from it? Do you really need a possible scenario of corruption involving the first case in NJ, Duncan, the cameraman, or the latest case in Boston laid out for you to consider? Is it really that difficult to come up with one or more scenarios on your own?

What? Do the Liberian government, the UN, the Obama Administration, and the CDC all have some revolutionary fool-proof screening process to prevent those who might be willing to lie, exaggerate, or manipulate in order to profit with others, for example any of the drug companies or testing facilities, from being hired or appointed?

Now, once again grapes, tell me how we in America have had a hyped up 'it' disease to fear EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR A DECADE RUNNING and how NONE of them, NOT A SINGLE ONE ever became the MASS KILLERS WE WERE MADE TO FEAR.

Next, tell me how you are able to rule out a single profit oriented lie, exaggeration, or stunt involving the doctor who 'recovered' in NJ, the quarantined Duncan contact in Dallas, the cameraman in Nebraska, the NBC news crew in NJ, the nurse from the THPH, or the latest Ebola case FLOWN DIRECTLY FROM GROUND ZERO LIBERIA to Boston, yet ANOTHER city in a FOURTH state thereby effectively spreading the fear of Ebola ALL OVER THE COUNTRY JUST LIKE I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG.

Finally, tell me how you plan to explain away all of the above on April 1st of 2015 when my ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE comes true making Ebola YET ANOTHER 'it' disease PROVEN to be something FAR LESS threatening than what we were made to fear and I create a new page saying I GOD DAMN FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!

What will you say then? That I was crazy from day one but right all along purely by coincidence?

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

At age 18, after years of regular illness and well below average overall fitness, I finally gave up all meds including aspirin. I did so against the advice of my doctor. I started working out daily. I noticed a difference for the better within a matter of days. Since then, I have become hands down the most healthy, resilient, and slowest aging person I have ever known. I can do whatever the hell I want in any weather without getting sick. I haven't even thrown up in nearly 20 years.

If Einstein were alive today, he would be disgusted with our 'drug and doctor' way of life here in America.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

The body responds to the Will to do better. If the fear of Ebola creates the Will to do better in U.S. health care and actions are taken, the toll of Ebola will be minimized. I have no problem at all with rational fear because Ebola is a terrible deadly disease so the fear keeps me vigilant. I do not fear death as much as the way Ebola dissolves the body from the inside out as if the cells have swallowed lye.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

sales specializations separates one from the product

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

If Ebola were the mass killer with the potential to infect the entire human race by the end of 2015 that we are being made to fear, then something much more responsible would have been done by now to isolate them as a group thereby reducing the likelihood of an American outbreak to a minimum. Instead, they are being admitted all over the country one at a time thereby and for the very purpose of causing widespread panic.

No shit - by today's standards/actions - Liberia and no doubt most of all of Africa - would be glowing in the dark for 100's of years from leftover nuclear residue.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

UPDATE #2: Yet another possible Ebola case has been flown directly from ground zero Liberia into hypochondriac America. The latest potential carrier has been admitted to a Boston hospital.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

UPDATE #3. The Boston hospital where the latest potential carrier was admitted has issued a statement indicating that the man does not appear to have Ebola. I'm giving this hospital credit for making a prompt statement regarding the false alarm. Those monitoring the Duncan contact in Dallas and the NBC news crew in NJ should do the same instead of jerking around as more irrational Ebola fear spreads.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Update #4. If the following is true, and not some twisted sick internet joke, then it will drive my case home like a runaway train through a picket fence.

Several websites are now reporting that multi-HUNDRED-millionaire and uber-fake humanitarian/FAKE environmentalist OVER-PAID CELEBRITY PIG with a brand new album, did you catch that? BRAND NEW FUCKING ALBUM to promote BONO has CONTRACTED EBOLA. THEY ARE REPORTING THAT BONO HIMSELF IS CLAIMING TO LIKELY HAVE IT.

I'm going to have to sell everything I own and use the money to have myself and a 500,000 watt megaphone flown to the top of Mount Everest so I can scream at the top of my lungs IT'S A GOD DAMN FUCKING LIE! I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN BONO DIES OF EBOLA AND STAYS DEAD FOR A SOLID YEAR AND NOT ONE GOD DAMN MOMENT SOONER!

By the way, have I mentioned my suspicion that Ebola is being hyped up and exploited for profit?

[-] 4 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 5 years ago

Congratulations,StillMod-you have forced me LMMF'n Depends full of Poop-Again.I have taken to strapping on Depends whenever I check the latest news from Business and Finance.Saves time and effort of constantly washing shit-stained trousers.It's becoming All The Rage on Wall Street these days-and all around the world as well.I do so hope Bono has The Ebola-that would be Poetry in Motion.It's gotta be Too,Too Good To Be True.

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Update #5. A second nurse from the Dallas hospital where Thomas Duncan was treated has reportedly been diagnosed with Ebola. In YET ANOTHER bizarre, suspicious, and obviously fear mongering circumstance, it has been reported that said nurse flew across the mid-west just ONE DAY PRIOR to being diagnosed.

Remember what I typed about suspicious circumstances? Consider the timeline so far.

1.NJ case flown in from ground zero Liberia (regional fear spreads).

2.NJ case recovers (regional fear subsides).

3.Duncan flown in to Dallas from ground zero Liberia (regional fear spreads).

4.Duncan contact quarantined in Dallas (regional fear spreads).

5.Nebraska case flown in from ground zero Liberia (regional fear spreads).

6.NBC news crew quarantined in NJ (regional fear renewed).

7.Thomas Duncan dies.

8. No diagnosis to date for quarantined Duncan contact (regional fear subsides).

9. Nebraska case reportedly doing well (regional fear subsides).

10. Ebola case reported in Boston (regional fear spreads).

11. Duncan's nurse diagnosed with Ebola (regional fear renewed).

12. Boston case reported to be false alarm (regional fear subsides).

13. Second Duncan nurse diagnosed with Ebola (regional fear grows).

14. Duncan nurse reported to fly across the mid-west just one day before being diagnosed (REGIONAL FEAR SPREADS).

15. Obama calls in Cabinet for Ebola conference (FEAR SPREADS ACROSS AMERICA).

The expensive government purchase I have made repeated reference to is surely in the works. Ch'Ching! You mark my words: The bulk of those Ebola meds will expire and go to waste or at best, they will be sent overseas where they MAY do some good.

To date, every single time Ebola fear in America begins to subside in response to a recovery, an improvement, or no further diagnoses, another suspicious circumstance is reported just in time to renew those Ebola fears.

To date, 3 reported cases of Ebola have been flown into hypochondriac America directly from ground zero Liberia. Not one of them have been reported to spread Ebola to another human being anywhere outside of a hospital. If they had, then a correction would have been necessary.

In spite of multiple Ebola cases flown into America over a number of weeks directly from ground zero Liberia and in spite of the commercially oriented hype and fear mongering for several weeks running, not one American to date has contracted Ebola anywhere in America outside of a hospital.

16. Mark my words: The airport and airplane will be no exception. Not one person who flew with the Duncan nurse caught Ebola from her. Not a single one. This will be confirmed in just under three weeks. If it's reported otherwise, then it will be a false alarm.

17. Just as Ebola fear in America begins to subside with no diagnosis among the NBC news crew, no infected Nebraska contacts, and no confirmed transmissions on the plane, another suspicious circumstance or two or three or four will be reported just in time to renew Ebola fears in America.

You may as well start counting the days before another case of Ebola is flown into America.

CH'CHING!

I'm not denying the existence of Ebola and I'm not swearing that all 15 of these events and circumstances to date have been premeditated or calculated for profit. But I am swearing that the majority have been. All 15 have been exploited for profit. I'm also swearing that Ebola does not spread anywhere near as easily as we are being led to believe or often enough to justify the hype and fear mongering. It will never become a pandemic in America.

We are being played yet again. Every single year for a decade running.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 5 years ago

angry about celebrity income

wish you had money for property ?

[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Yes and no.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

The CALCULATED Ebola fear mongering continues. NBC news crew isolated in order to promote more Ebola fear.

In another perspective:

The Only Time We Give A Damn About Africa

by LaFeministaFollow

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

That page touches on a rather deep issue. What America should do for the rest of the world after so many decades of importing vast resources from all over the world in order to create such wealth here in the US achieving our superpower status in the progress.

Not to mention the suffering and death that we have ensured for billions by doing far more to warm the globe than any other nation.

What should we do? While we are on the subject, how much are the idiot masses of some poor countries to blame for their own hardship by grossly overpopulating regions that Mother Nature dealt a lousy hand to begin with?

Should they be forgiven entirely for doing what Mother Nature programmed every living thing to do, to reproduce with no regard whatsoever for survival rates or the quality of life of the offspring?

Should we share enough wealth to raise billions out of extreme poverty?

For those of us like you, I and a few others here who don't live by this 'America first' crap, these are tough questions.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Should we share enough wealth to raise billions out of extreme poverty?

Yep - that would be so much better than spending trillions to arm em or invade em and or bomb em.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

I am all for sharing enough wealth to make a difference for the lower 3/4 of the world's population. If it were up to me, I would make it happen regardless of how the American masses felt about it. Of course, they would hate it with a bleeding passion. I would become the most hated man in world history. For it would take a HUGE sacrifice in the way of relative buying power, net worth, energy consumption, and over all environmental footprint to be made by the rich. It would take a HUGE sacrifice in the way of food consumption to be made by at least 3/4 of the American people, a significant sacrifice in the way of relative buying power to be made by the American middle class, and a significant sacrifice to be made by virtually every American in the way of energy consumption and over all environmental footprint. This along with similar sacrifices across Western Society and years of hard labor around the world would have to be made in order to raise the lower 3/4 of the world's population out of serious-extreme poverty and make it sustainable.

There is no way in holy hell that even 20% of the world's population could ever live like the richest 1% and no way in holy hell that all people worldwide could ever live like Americans. Even if by some miracle, the astronomical energy needs were met, the food consumption alone would be enough to break the bank several times over.

For these reasons, the issue of population growth aggravates the hell out of me. I would never order mass killings but if it were within my power, I would make it so that every man worldwide could father only two children and every women could bare only two. This would not be on average. It would be the max. Their ability to reproduce would simply cease after two.

The Earth's human population never should have grown beyond 4 billion or so. The fact that it has and continues to grow shows how incredibly primitive and irresponsible we truly are.

I meant what I typed about those who overpopulate some of the poorest regions of the world. I realize what they were programmed to do and I do feel terrible for them but at the same time, I wish I could smack every last one of them in the face and scream to them at the top of my lungs to JUST STOP.

It will be interesting to see how this comment is received. One user in particular may want to know in xxxhxxxxxxxx xxxaxx how I arrived at my conclusions.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

I don't think making the world liveable for all ( end poverty ) - would necessarily require much if any sacrifice from the average individual anywhere. Though it would likely see significant reduction in hoarding of income at the very top. Changes made to the power generation infrastructure would pay for themselves in being clean and in adding power storage would reduce required running time of any power generation plant anywhere in the world. Clean and cheap electricity has always been a major roadblock to the creation and running of any industry - it is also a prime need for setting up sanitation services and water treatment. Farming can be expanded and need not be destructive either.

What it takes is doing things the right way.

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

I know you're really on top of the energy issue but it still seems like the challenge would be enormous to say the least. Still, I see no point in letting deserts go to waste. Would there be any downside at all to covering a few hundred square miles of every major desert with solar panels?

I can't think of one. Energy for the people and shade for the little things.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Hell blanket the Sahara with solar panels. Problem then being to distribute the electricity elsewhere.

OH - almost forgot - well - no - I did forget. On your previous comment about over population. People in undeveloped areas ( lack of medical care ) will often have large families as they expect to lose children to sickness of one sort or another at any time during that child's life - so having a lot of children increases the odds that one or more will live to become an adult.

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

I understand your point about mortality. It's occurred to me as well. Still, I see it as reckless and irresponsible to reproduce when the odds of suffering, in particular, starvation, are so incredibly high. Also to overpopulate any area causing even more hardship, misery, and death.

There are other factors which I'm sure you're aware of (For example, they have never known real prosperity.). Those people deserve to be cut some slack for their primitive behavior but only some.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

Fewer than one out of every five hundred thousand Americans will be lost to Ebola. That's a promise.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Fewer than one out of every five hundred thousand Americans will be lost to Ebola.

More will die in car accidents

More will die from the flu

More will die from cancer

More will die from domestic violence

More will die from war

More will die from famine

More will die from dysentery

More will die from bad water

More will die from exposure/hypothermia

More will die from Aides

More will die from old age

More will die from pollution

More will die from bad food

More will die from lung disease

More will die from Heroin

More will die from alcohol

More will die from drowning

More will die from electrocution

More will die from heart failure

More will die from MS

More will die from Hodgkin disease

More will die from gangrene

More will die from foolishness

More will die from hysteria

More will die from greed

More will die from choking on their food

More will die from distraction

More will die from fire

More will die from medications

etc

etc

etc

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 5 years ago

No one in the U.S. can die of old age any more - it is no longer allowed as a cause of death on an autopsy report.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago
[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

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Where for the love of god are the CATs??? Send in the cats.............

[-] -1 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

UPDATE #3. The Boston hospital where the latest potential carrier was admitted has issued a statement indicating that the man does not appear to have Ebola. I'm giving this hospital credit for making a prompt statement regarding the false alarm. Those monitoring the Duncan contact in Dallas and the NBC news crew in NJ should do the same instead of jerking around as more irrational Ebola fear spreads.

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 5 years ago

The whole thing is a Psyop.It could have been contained months ago,as it has been EVERY SINGLE other time-these epidemics have been recurring since 1978,which was the first one,in Zaire.The economy is likely to collapse within the next 90 days.TPTB do not want to deal with Pitchforks.What better way could be found to discourage Occupations of Wall Street? They seek to defeat their enemy without a fight.This is pure Sun Tsu.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Wonder what Sun Tsu would say about eternally applying pressure on the population? Always adding pressure - day after day - year after year - decade after decade - with never any relief. Might he say - One day the accumulation of pressure - will cause an explosion?

[-] 1 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 5 years ago

Sun Tsu had very extensive remarks related to what happens to the Home Country when Rulers engage in Costly Wars of Aggression in Far Away Lands.As I recall,Sun Tsu states in The Art of War that the result is an extremely negative effect on the People in the Home Country as follows:Progressively escalating hardships caused by over-taxation, corruption of .gov officials,bureaucrats and cronyism-followed by economic instability,followed by economic collapse,bankruptcy,famine,and REVOLUTION.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Now we have Ebola and elections ->

Meet the toughest political ad in memory: "Republican Cuts Kill."

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[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

CSI Las Vegas tonight 10/12/2014 - feeds into the hysteria. No shit.

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 5 years ago

A lot of CSI fans are going to call in sick tomorrow, scrub down, and go to the hospital.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Bathe in and drink rubbing alcohol?

What is wrong with mass media that they would feed hysteria?

Nope - never mind