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In the list of serious "first world problems"--or maybe "first world stupidities"--you can list the hysteria around Ebola in the U.S. i.e., the non-existent Ebola crisis in this country. And, of ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 07:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
This has yet to break into the English-speaking media. So here is a rough Portuguese to English Google translation. Cape Verde is +3 hours from US Eastern Time. A small activity happened early in ...
by aaraujo
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 07:49 AM PST with 90 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .  Sometimes, to see the big picture you need to focus on the smallest part ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 07:29 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I stopped my previous diaries on Africa because I was really quite unhappy about how to explain such a large continent based on a country by country approach. As can be seen from the map in this ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 04:48 AM PST with 25 Recommends
A dutch map of Africa dividing it into different regions, that may help you get your bearings. I love maps. I know the geography of the United States cold. I know where the state ...
by elfling
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 07:55 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal doesn't just want to be president of the United States. In 2012, he claimed he wanted to rid his Republican Party of its demons to purge it of "dumbed-down ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 78 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 08:00 PM PST with 31 Recommends
Forced conversion and marriage There was no indication of when or where the video was shot but it was obtained through the same channels as previous communications from the group. Shekau mentions ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 04:11 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
We should have safe and effective Ebola vaccines deployed in Africa in quantity, most likely starting in the Spring of 2015. We might have had them before the current outbreak were it not for ...
by Mokurai
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 06:19 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Wars, abuse, disease, hunger and poverty, is it any wonder people flee? Now Europe is basically saying go ahead drown for all we care: “Ministers across Europe have expressed concerns that search-
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
When, NJ Gov. Chris Christie and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat side by side during a televised news conference, agreeing (with politicking egg all over their faces) how they ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
From the New York Times: There will be a rally outside Bellevue calling for completely rescinding the quarantine rules , led by public health experts and AIDS activists. Noon. http://cityroom....
by futurebird
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 05:16 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The New England Journal of Medicine hosted an online broadcast on Ebola on Wednesday, 10/22/14. They had several speakers: PhDs, MD, specialists in public health, a member of Medecines Sans ...
by d3clark
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 01:05 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
South Africa is, according to Google Maps, approximately 5500 miles from Monrovia, Liberia. If you were to drive straight from Fairbanks, Alaska to Mexico City, you would not drive even 5000 miles.
by Intheknow
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 08:44 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
It was 65°F outside and Yusia was freezing. The cold and the damp of the Sudanese rainy season clung to his bones as he biked to work, the pumping of his legs over the sodden ground making thuck ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 01:13 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
If you are getting worried about the dreaded Ebola virus you are not alone. By now every American should be experiencing some level of anxiety or fear about this deadly virus. Any anxiety or fear ...
by melshim
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 06:01 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2014 at 06:16 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
People like numbers. Even people who don't like math like numbers. They're simple things that we can relate to, to put everything in perspective. 3 is less than 4, 4 billion is more than 4 million,
by bevenro
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Ok, so instead of tossing pies about whether Ebola is or is not a threat here in the US, why don't we actually pull together and do something about the humanitarian crisis taking place right now in ...
by tubacat
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 08:33 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I don’t want to make a cry of racism on this but I have to wonder, would we be so quick to yell for banning travel if Ebola was coming from Europe? Think about it. Check out my site, Claytoonz .
by claytoonz
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 03:38 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The far right's hatred of President Obama once again trumps the national interest. Obama Derangement Syndrome spiked again last week over Ebola , after a man from Liberia was diagnosed with the ...
by Richard J Rosendall
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 06:14 PM PDT with 4 Recommends