Benjamin Studebaker

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Tag: Malaria

The Threat of Ebola is Massively Overstated

In recent months, Americans have taken a hysterically fearful attitude toward Ebola, an extremely unpleasant viral disease that kills most of the people it infects in a remarkably gruesome way (vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, sometimes with internal and/or external bleeding). Multiple US congressmen have expressed fears that Latin American immigrants will carry Ebola into the United States from Mexico. Nevertheless, Ebola poses virtually no threat to people living in the western hemisphere, and even the threat it poses to Africans is overstated.

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Chris Christie v. PETA

Here is a video of New Jersey governor Chris Christie slaying a spider:

 

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) does not approve. Do they have a leg to stand on?

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