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Koala Population Ravaged by Chlamydia
aol.news ^ | 9/17/10 | Larry Knowles

Posted on 09/17/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT by GQuagmire

(Sept. 17) -- The world's koala population is being ravaged by an epidemic that would seem at odds with the animal's image as the cuddly emblem of Australia. According to researchers, 50 to 80 percent of the marsupials are infected with a disease commonly associated with human promiscuity: chlamydia.

That's right, chlamydia. The situation is so dire, in fact, that experts fear the koala may become extinct in a few decades if a vaccine isn't developed.

(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: crikey; koala; napl; socialdisease; std
Crikey!

Don't worry, there is the usual global warming/evil human BS in the article.

1 posted on 09/17/2010 1:44:33 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Lesbian koalas are a bit too social it seems...


2 posted on 09/17/2010 1:47:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: GQuagmire

Okay, who screwed the pooch?


3 posted on 09/17/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
The only thing scarier than koalas with chlamydia is the guy who gave it to them.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 2:03:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GQuagmire

5 posted on 09/17/2010 2:10:24 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
I did not have...


6 posted on 09/17/2010 2:11:28 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: GQuagmire

Several chlamydia species, only one (trachomatis) is a human pathogen; apparently the others infect swine or hamsters.


7 posted on 09/17/2010 2:14:54 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 09/17/2010 2:15:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Dahoser

LOL! Go on say the rest of it ........... sex with that koala! Not a single time! ROTHLMBO!


9 posted on 09/17/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Slings and Arrows

PS the Ventures wrote the theme song to this movie!

10 posted on 09/17/2010 2:17:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Lesbian koalas are a bit too social it seems...

Well, according the encyclopedia, the koala is a small furry animal that eats bush and leaves.

11 posted on 09/17/2010 2:21:17 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: a fool in paradise

"You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that koala out. That's a good-looking koala."

12 posted on 09/17/2010 2:22:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

We planted some red gum trees last spring, and they’re doing well. I wonder if I can get a disease-free koala family to move in?

‘Course, they may not do well in the snow...


13 posted on 09/17/2010 2:27:49 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe they’ll open some shelters for abused koalas to get away from that guy, whoever he was [cough] Clinton.


14 posted on 09/17/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: GQuagmire

That is weird. I thought animals didn’t get VD.


15 posted on 09/17/2010 2:31:58 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: GQuagmire

Perhaps we can use some of the stimulus money to fund a project to teach the male Koala how to wash their penis’ after sex?

What say yee?


16 posted on 09/17/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: GQuagmire

If the wife ever asks, just tell her it was just a Koala.


17 posted on 09/17/2010 2:56:08 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: TheOldLady

I’m waiting for the paternity suits.


18 posted on 09/17/2010 2:59:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GQuagmire
Well they should keep their little koala pants zipped up then, shouldn't they.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 09/17/2010 3:33:15 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Persevero
"That is weird. I thought animals didn’t get VD."M

Horses are also susceptible to contracting venereal diseases. I believe gonorrhea is one of them.

20 posted on 09/17/2010 3:55:48 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: humblegunner
Okay, who screwed the pooch?

ping for your expertise.

21 posted on 09/17/2010 4:13:40 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner

Was the coffee involved?


22 posted on 09/17/2010 5:41:50 PM PDT by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I didn’t know you were a lawyer. You never cease to amaze me.


23 posted on 09/17/2010 7:40:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: GQuagmire

Okay, when did Bubba switch?


24 posted on 09/17/2010 7:42:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: GQuagmire; Slings and Arrows; Darksheare

Well now...just who’s fault is this?


25 posted on 09/17/2010 9:35:53 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: StormEye

The Leapin Lizard Stallions of Austria were nearly wiped out by syphilis about 30 years ago.


26 posted on 09/17/2010 9:46:29 PM PDT by rabidralph
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