It’s hawt chicks & links time here at the old website of zee Gentleman Adventurer, who is busy having Louisiana style adventures and having a Cajun blast, let me tell ya. This week is Ebola week on the old links thread which if you haven’t heard is a somewhat nasty virus that causes you to die in ways that make the Alien series of films look like kiddie’s play time in comparison.
I was in Uganda 20 years ago when there was a little Ebola scare so I do have some idea of what goes down in this situation. Basically everyone shits themselves and hopes to God that anyone infected gets eaten by crocodiles due t0 the fact that you don’t usually start exhibiting symptoms for about 2 weeks which gives you a lot of time to infect lots of other people.
Aesop has been writing about the latest outbreak which has made the jump into Uganda. This is his latest but he has many more; worth the read if you like having bedtime nightmares. But what is infinitely more interesting and terrifying at the same time was the news that a few hundred “refugees” from the Congo turned up in the USA by crossing the somewhat porous southern Mexican border. How exactly these people, none of whom speak English and who are all desperately poor, managed to cross the Atlantic and make their way up to the southern US border is a mystery.
Well, a mystery in the sense of who stuck them there on purpose. Which is what must have happened because there is no way that they did it without serious organised and professional logistical assistance. Now when you add to this the fact that they have come from a country with a major Ebola outbreak and you add to this the latent incubation period, then I begin to ponder if nasty people are working towards a mainland USA Ebola outbreak. Which is the sort of thing that you expect Bond villains to do.
How do you survive an Ebola outbreak? Simple: you go to a remote area with a hidey hole stocked with food and water and you shoot anyone who gets within a mile of your location.
Links and hawtness to follow and have a nice weekend.
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