posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 09:33 PM
Originally posted by SectionEight
If true, I'd like to think of it as the hand of God.
AHA! I knew if I gave it 15 minutes it would pop up! I'm just glad it wasn't from a fanatic!
I held off posting because I knew if I gave it time, someone would mention it. To tell you the truth, when I first clicked the link, I was expecting
the first post to be something along the lines of "It's happening! The seal has been opened!" (now that I mentioned it, I wonder if I may have set
a fuse... sorry)
Originally posted by xbranscombex
im telling everyone right now..
Jesus is coming.
AAHHH!!! YOU TOO!
My first thought when reading the article was the same as above... biowar. I instantly thought of crusaders catapulting plague infested bodies over
castle walls. From pics that I've seen of the living standards of alot of these groups, I wouldn't be surprised if it was 100% natural occurrence.
It only takes a couple plagued fleas to start the mess.
Bubonic plague is the best-known manifestation of the bacterial disease plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (formerly known as
Pasteurella pestis). Bubonic plague is often used synonymously for plague, but it does in fact refer specifically to an infection that enters through
the skin and travels through the lymphatics, as is often seen in flea-borne infections. Bubonic Plague kills about 50% of infected patients in 4-7
days without treatment. The Bubonic plague is believed by many to be the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 1340s.
The bubonic plague is an infection of the lymphatic system, usually resulting from the bite of an infected flea. The fleas are often found on rodents,
such as rats, and seek out other prey when their rodent hosts die. Once established, bacteria rapidly spread to the lymph nodes and multiply. Yersinia
pestis can resist phagocytosis and even reproduce inside phagocytes and kill them. As the disease progresses, the lymph nodes can hemorrhage and
become necrotic. Bubonic plague can progress to lethal septicemic plague in some cases.
Pneumonic plague is the most virulent and least common form of plague, caused by the bacterium yersinia pestis. Typically, pneumonic form is due
to a secondary spread from advanced infection of an initial bubonic form. Primary pneumonic plague results from inhalation of aerosolized infective
droplets and can be transmitted from human to human without involvement of fleas or animals. Untreated pneumonic plague has a very high case-fatality
The disease can result from bubonic and pneumonic plague when bacteria enter the blood from the lymphatic and respiratory systems, respectively.
Like other forms of gram-negative sepsis, septicemic plague can cause disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and is frequently fatal.
Sucks to be them... normally I would say I hope they eradicate it soon, but I would be lying. I'm American. If someone wishes me harm, am I supposed
to wish them health when they get sick? I don't wish them dead, honestly, but as the saying goes "I wouldn't ##ss on you if you were on fire!"...
and that's just because they would do alot worse to me, given the chance, and not just by hoping I become a victim of nature.
[edit on 18-1-2009 by Earthscum]