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The Scary Reason Saudi Farmers Are Kissing Camels
Washington Post ^ | May | Adam Taylor

Posted on 05/31/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

MERS is very scary. This week, while avoiding the term global health emergency, the World Health Organization announced that the deadly viral infection was both serious and urgent. So far, there have been 571 confirmed cases of MERS; 171 of those people died from the disease.

There's one place, however, where the mood about MERS isn't scaring everyone. It's also the place where the infection was first reported in 2012 and where almost 500 recorded cases have been found so far: Saudi Arabia.

And the skepticism about the virus has taken a strange turn in Saudi Arabia, where people have begun kissing camels in response to MERS.

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On Twitter, photographs of men kissing and stroking their camels have been accompanied with comments disparaging MERS:

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


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: camels; mers; mersvirus; napl; saudiarabia; smokeemifyougotem
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cue 70s adult movie music.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 5:15:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: nickcarraway
Naah.

They just like to kiss camels. :)

3 posted on 05/31/2014 5:16:04 PM PDT by Salman
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To: nickcarraway

I knew that FR was the place to go for moose-news. But now it’s camel-news, too!


4 posted on 05/31/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

Yikes. Expect the case count to increase.

The MERS virus in camels is almost identical to that isolated from patients. It seems clear that camels are passing it to humans, but where camels got it is still a mystery.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re in love?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 5:24:11 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Oh-oh! Guess what day it is! Guess. What. Day. It. Is!")
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To: exDemMom

They got it from mussies kissing camels.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Salamander

They kept on kissing camels as they always did. This is not something new.

Some people kiss cats. Others kiss dogs. Saudi Arabians kiss camels.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 5:25:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; GeronL

Midnight at the oasis PING!


9 posted on 05/31/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if we can keep them at home, this is a self-correcting problem


10 posted on 05/31/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: nickcarraway

Have you seen their women?

I’d probably want to kiss a camel too.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:29:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

Mooselums always kiss the bride after consummation.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 5:30:25 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This thread is useless without pictures.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:31:55 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Jonty30

OK, you owe me a new keyboard. That coffee won’t come out!


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (This Space For Rent. Offers accepted.)
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To: Jonty30

OK, you owe me a new keyboard. That coffee won’t come out!


15 posted on 05/31/2014 5:34:18 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (This Space For Rent. Offers accepted.)
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To: Rio

A camel once bit my sister....


16 posted on 05/31/2014 5:35:27 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlrKETxwRvM


17 posted on 05/31/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Yuck yuck.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 5:43:00 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: SgtBob
Was it pining for the fjords dunes?
19 posted on 05/31/2014 5:43:51 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: a fool in paradise

I...HATE...THAT...SONG!!!!

But you made me laugh. :-)


20 posted on 05/31/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: SgtBob
Was it pining for the fjords dunes?
21 posted on 05/31/2014 5:45:02 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; shibumi; Darksheare

Jim Morrison:
Close your eyes.
We’ll see the snake; see the serpent appear.
His head is ten feet long and five feet wide.
He has one red eye and one green eye.
He’s seven miles long.
Deadly.
I see all the history of the world on his scales, all people, all actions.
We’re all just little pictures on his scales.
God, he’s big, he’s moving, devouring consciousness, digesting power.
Monster of energy.
It’s a monster.
We’re going to kiss the snake on the tongue.
Kiss the serpent.
But if it senses fear, it’ll eat us instantly.
But if we kiss it without fear, it’ll take us through the garden, through the gate, to the other side.
Ride the snake... until the end of time.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s the camels’ fault for not wearing veils.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 5:47:56 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Salamander

Oates and Super Mario had a son?


24 posted on 05/31/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Harry Reems.

A legend.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 5:57:23 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: nickcarraway

Hajj and MERS - hope in our time.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 6:30:16 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Are the depths of depravity nothing less than a bottomless pit for these perverted desert savages?


27 posted on 05/31/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Great song. I saw Maria Muldar. She’s Italian from New York and she was into Appalachian music.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 6:40:33 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Send your camel to bed…
Let’s slip off to a sand dune, real soon
And kick up a little dust


29 posted on 05/31/2014 7:07:02 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Only stunned:-)


30 posted on 05/31/2014 7:12:28 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Like the music from “The People’s Court” (Taken from “Debbie Does Dallas”)


31 posted on 05/31/2014 7:37:09 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SgtBob
That sounds Sirius! Oh the Hugh Manatee!

32 posted on 05/31/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: nickcarraway

My only question is why don’t they just kiss the pretty ones?


33 posted on 05/31/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: nickcarraway

How about a musical on this subject? Say, “Camel-lot”?


34 posted on 05/31/2014 9:02:03 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Salamander

HISS


35 posted on 05/31/2014 9:53:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
Saudi Arabians kiss camels.

Those poor camels...


36 posted on 05/31/2014 9:59:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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37 posted on 05/31/2014 10:26:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Daffynition

I’m not Saudi.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 10:45:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


39 posted on 05/31/2014 10:53:26 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

Joy. Another super bug that is going to kill us. Let me add this to my list...

SARS
Bird Flu
H1N1
Swine Flu
Cat flu
Monkey flu
dog flu
reptile flu
Newt flu
Spotted tree frog flu
owl flu
Worm flu
Slug flu
Octopus flu
E coli
Strep A
Strep B
Strep C
Super Strep
Hobo Spiders
Necrotic flesh eating bacteria
Transfat Flu
16 ounce soda flu
salt flu
Dolphin unsafe tuna flu
Whale flu
Twinkie Flu
Black Rage
Ghetto PTSD
MERS

Sorry, I’m just not getting worked up over this one. 500 people in a world of 7 billion? I will be more concerned when the democrat and liberals start bending over for the right for people to marry their camels.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 12:23:26 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Slings and Arrows
If the camel fits, wear it>


41 posted on 06/01/2014 12:41:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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42 posted on 06/01/2014 1:16:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Foreplay.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 1:21:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SgtBob

I confess, I have kissed a few camel toes in my day.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Hehehehehehehehe! Right in my wheelhouse!


45 posted on 06/01/2014 6:12:08 AM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

Foreplay?


46 posted on 06/01/2014 6:12:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL. Fergy Ferg.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 6:16:14 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

One of her better pix, I’m thinking.


48 posted on 06/01/2014 6:19:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 06/01/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Slings and Arrows

True that.


50 posted on 06/01/2014 7:42:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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