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    Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    The Ebola virus may have been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, US health authorities say, after no new cases were reported there for almost a month.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the outbreak could be declared over in Nigeria next month.
    It continues, however, in other parts of West Africa, in particular Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
    The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died of the virus so far, mostly in Liberia.
    The current outbreak is the most deadly Ebola outbreak in history.
    The new head of the UN's Ebola response team urged rapid progress within the next 60 days to stave off the disease.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29436851

    This is a very positive development despite the news of the Texas Patient.

    It shows even with their relatively weak healthcare infrastructure, that containment and reduction is possible especially in our nations.

    I only hope we can now focus on helping Liberia and Sierra Leone weather this terrible crisis.

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    [/FONT][/COLOR]BBC News - Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    This is a very positive development despite the news of the Texas Patient.

    It shows even with their relatively weak healthcare infrastructure, that containment and reduction is possible especially in our nations.

    I only hope we can now focus on helping Liberia and Sierra Leone weather this terrible crisis. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    The infected nations in Africa can only blame themselves for the pathetic living conditions and healthcare there. All the nations have had at least 40 or more years of "freedom from the evil colonialists" who have "kept them down."

    It is high time the people there come together and elect leaders that will bring them out of the Stone Age. There is no accountability there. Most areas don't even have a 911 call service. How in the world would any of the ****hole nations even know if the virus is contained or not?

    How much more time is needed before these nations operate on the level that America did back in the 1800's?

    Two Hundred years?

    Two Thousand years?
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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    The infected nations in Africa can only blame themselves for the pathetic living conditions and healthcare there. All the nations have had at least 40 or more years of "freedom from the evil colonialists" who have "kept them down."

    It is high time the people there come together and elect leaders that will bring them out of the Stone Age. There is no accountability there. Most areas don't even have a 911 call service. How in the world would any of the ****hole nations even know if the virus is contained or not?

    How much more time is needed before these nations operate on the level that America did back in the 1800's?

    Two Hundred years?

    Two Thousand years?
    It's more complicated than that and for the most part things were greatly improving after the serious internal conflicts of the 90's, but this Ebola outbreak is a huge blow to the progress that has been made.

    Your comments are nothing but ignorant nonsense.

    It's easy to call out less developed nations when you're in the position you're in, ignoring all historical reasons why things are the way they are in certain African nations.

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's more complicated than that and for the most part things were greatly improving after the serious internal conflicts of the 90's, but this Ebola outbreak is a huge blow to the progress that has been made.

    Your comments are nothing but ignorant nonsense.

    It's easy to call out less developed nations when you're in the position you're in, ignoring all historical reasons why things are the way they are in certain African nations.
    It is easy to make excuses, because that's all you have.

    The best government the giant stinking waste heap of Sierra Loene had was back when the mercenary outfit Executive Outcome from South Africa took out the scum terrorising the place.

    I doubt when any nation like Liberia allows a thug like Charles Taylor will have much success running a state of the art virology center. Certainly, when a dictator like Taylor allows one of his political rivals, Samuel Doe to be mutilated while the some of the chief military leaders watch drinking Budweiser---I do have my doubts about the future.

    Shame on them.
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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    It is easy to make excuses, because that's all you have.

    The best government the giant stinking waste heap of Sierra Loene had was back when the mercenary outfit Executive Outcome from South Africa took out the scum terrorising the place.

    I doubt when any nation like Liberia allows a thug like Charles Taylor will have much success running a state of the art virology center. Certainly, when a dictator like Taylor allows one of his political rivals, Samuel Doe to be mutilated while the some of the chief military leaders watch drinking Budweiser---I do have my doubts about the future.

    Shame on them.
    Pffffffft again that's real easy to say in relative paradise behind a computer.

    The effects of colonialism are only just starting to heal but there's still a long road ahead, it's pretty clear that colonialism has a good chunk to do with why so many African countries couldn't maintain the democracies that were set up in the wake of their independence.

    I mean your assertion that somehow in 40 years they were just suppose to be able to pick themselves up and build a modern economy with all the trimmings in the condition they were in is absolute folly.

    I do not excuse the actions of any of the dictators of Africa and what they did to their people but understanding why that occurred is a more important step to not being a first world douche about it.

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Pffffffft again that's real easy to say in relative paradise behind a computer.

    The effects of colonialism are only just starting to heal but there's still a long road ahead, it's pretty clear that colonialism has a good chunk to do with why so many African countries couldn't maintain the democracies that were set up in the wake of their independence.

    I mean your assertion that somehow in 40 years they were just suppose to be able to pick themselves up and build a modern economy with all the trimmings in the condition they were in is absolute folly.

    I do not excuse the actions of any of the dictators of Africa and what they did to their people but understanding why that occurred is a more important step to not being a first world douche about it.
    I don't give nations a free pass, like you.

    40 years is plenty of time to get it right. Look at almost every nation outside of Sub-Sahara Africa, many in Central and South America were about as primitive back 50 years ago.

    Look at this report, Sierra Leone and Liberia are in the bottom 10 of all 186 nations. The rest of the world is doing better.

    List of countries by Human Development Index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Pffffffft again that's real easy to say in relative paradise behind a computer.

    The effects of colonialism are only just starting to heal but there's still a long road ahead, it's pretty clear that colonialism has a good chunk to do with why so many African countries couldn't maintain the democracies that were set up in the wake of their independence.

    I mean your assertion that somehow in 40 years they were just suppose to be able to pick themselves up and build a modern economy with all the trimmings in the condition they were in is absolute folly.

    I do not excuse the actions of any of the dictators of Africa and what they did to their people but understanding why that occurred is a more important step to not being a first world douche about it.


    The effects of George W Bush's policies are just starting to heal.....

    Your mitigation of the hell hole that is Sub Sahara Africa sure sounds familiar.

    Chasing out the wealth and the educated in place of a string of brutal dictators has its consequences.

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The effects of George W Bush's policies are just starting to heal.....

    Your mitigation of the hell hole that is Sub Sahara Africa sure sounds familiar.

    Chasing out the wealth and the educated in place of a string of brutal dictators has its consequences.
    How did George Bush end up in this conversation?

    What the hell are you talking about?

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    How did George Bush end up in this conversation?

    What the hell are you talking about?

    The similarities are uncanny.

    Libs still blame Bush 6 years in for Obama's incompetence.

    YOUR'E still blaming Colonialism for the continued problems of Sub Sahara Africa.

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    Re: Ebola contained in Nigeria, Senegal - US health officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The similarities are uncanny.

    Libs still blame Bush 6 years in for Obama's incompetence.

    YOUR'E still blaming Colonialism for the continued problems of Sub Sahara Africa.
    I'm not saying it's the only reason, but when you actually analyze post-colonialist issues, it has a fair bit to do with it because of the societies and tribal animosities they left behind in their wake that became deeply ingrained.

    But yah know, libs and Bush, yeah they're... like totally similar to European colonialism in Africa.

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