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Jimmy Carter asks for cash to wipe out guinea worm
AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 4, 7:01 PM EDT

Posted on 10/04/2011 7:28:56 PM PDT by quantim

LONDON (AP) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is appealing for other donors to join Britain in a multi-million dollar campaign to wipe out guinea worm, a crippling and painful parasitic disease that now exists only in four African countries.

At a press briefing in London on Wednesday, British officials are expected to pledge 20 million pounds (US$31 million) over four years to the cause - but only if other donors also open their wallets.

The global campaign to eradicate guinea worm started in 1980, when there were about 3.5 million cases of the disease, also known as dracunculiasis, every year across Africa and Asia.

Since then, cases have dropped by more than 99 percent, but the disease remains a problem in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali and Chad. Last year, there were 1,797 cases.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: endangeredspecies; guinea; italian; racism
Hard to say what is more ghoulish, Jimmah's legacy about to improve because of Obama, or a worm coming out of your foot.
1 posted on 10/04/2011 7:28:59 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

How much have they raised to wipe out slavery?

Leftwing Wiki seems to indicate there are at least 600,000 in “forced labor”. Many of them children sold into sex slavery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_modern_Africa


2 posted on 10/04/2011 7:32:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: quantim

How about some cash to resurrect the killer rabbit population.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 7:32:23 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: quantim

Sorry Jimmuh, all of my resources are currently committed towards the removal of the Kenyan ‘rat.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 7:34:47 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: quantim

Cool. Really, if the left wants to make the world a better place, they can start by staying out of politics.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 7:35:51 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: quantim
I'm all for Jimmuh concentrating on killing these worms. It will keep him busy and out of trouble.
6 posted on 10/04/2011 7:36:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: yup2394871293

Maybe we can export the worm to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Libya, Afgahnistan and Palestine. That should do it.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 7:39:00 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: quantim

Wait a minute...the liberals want to wipe out a worm species? Someone get the enviro-nazis on the phone quick.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 7:39:21 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: quantim

Why is this not a good thing?


9 posted on 10/04/2011 7:41:07 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: quantim

Jimuh Carter should contact Big Al Gore and have Big Al declare that the increase in worms is caused by global warming. Then have Big Al contact his rich global warming lackeys and have them donate billions of their excess money to the cause.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 7:43:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: quantim

Call Michael Moore to make a movie of the deliberate extinction of this innocent worm.

BTW, Buffet, Soros and many of the hollywood stars can easily chip in some Millions to fund the extinction and the film.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 7:47:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: JoeProBono

ping to your snail.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 7:49:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Save the Guinea Worm
13 posted on 10/04/2011 7:50:04 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: quantim

I thought the proper term was “Wop.”


14 posted on 10/04/2011 7:50:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: quantim

Wear shoes and don’t drink dirty water. Then you won’t have to worry about the guinea worm.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 7:51:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: quantim
Please. They’re called Italian worms now.
16 posted on 10/04/2011 7:52:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: quantim

I think this sounds like a worthy and honorable cause. Eradicating third world disease is one of the great humanitarian efforts (as long as the money goes to the cause, and not the graft).

As long as Jimmuh doesn’t hunt at the former “Guinea-head Ranch.”

But it’s way better then “free houses for deadbeats, built by guilt-ridden whites.”


17 posted on 10/04/2011 7:53:52 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: smokingfrog

...unless you don’t have shoes or clean water.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 8:04:58 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Beelzebubba
I think this sounds like a worthy and honorable cause. Eradicating third world disease is one of the great humanitarian efforts...

I totally agree - let's send every dollar we don't have to borrow! Oh ... wait ... :(

19 posted on 10/04/2011 8:11:14 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: quantim

So... he waits until the disease is almost eradicated, and THEN decides to pitch in and help?

Where was he when it was at pandemic proportions? Wouldn’t we all have been better off if he’d stayed in Africa that whole time, maybe helping victims to remove those worms?

Guinea worm treatment involves pulling the worm out a centimeter or two at a time and wrapping it around a stick. The pulling stretches the worm, making it uncomfortable, so it is forced to crawl out of the wound just a little bit each day. If pulled too fast, it breaks and causes a fatal infection. That slow, yet grotesque, process of guinea worm removal would have been a great use of Carter’s talents.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 8:17:42 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: smokingfrog

Wow. Great minds think alike. That’s awesome.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 8:36:48 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
killing these worms

just a second please....I'm trying to get a number for PETA...I'm certain that they would have something to say about eradicating an entire species!!!

22 posted on 10/04/2011 8:37:52 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: quantim

Good for you Jimmuh. Stick to humanitarian projects amd leave foreign policy to the grown-ups, like W.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 8:49:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GeronL

Right. Why don’t they get rid of all the terrorists, dictators and murdering islamics, slavers and sex mutilators and then think about a way to help the people against a worm.
Otherwise I see the money as going to the dictators and islamics, as usual.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 9:15:46 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: GeronL

parents are also selling their kids to plantation owners in west africa. and black radio stations are silent (but they were all agog about the “Perry rock” incident).


25 posted on 10/04/2011 9:24:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: quantim

South Sudan appears to have the lion’s share of the cases, according to Wikipedia.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 9:45:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: quantim

I’m confused.

On the one hand, leftists seem happy to see millions of Africans die in various ways. On the other, they seem intent on saving a few.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 9:47:50 PM PDT by lurk
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To: quantim

That’s rasis....


28 posted on 10/04/2011 10:12:11 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: quantim

Only four countries!!!! The poor worm is an endangered species. PETA and the EPA will soon demand protected status and some UN idiots will form the UNHCCFTPOFTGW (unhikftpoftugwee) which will be confused for a county in Wales. In a decade the Welsh will all be wearing blue helmets and erecting Habitat for Guinea Worms affordable housing with Jimmuh making PSAs seen at 2 AM by ensomniacs!
Afterthought: can we spread some of the little crawlers around the Occupy Wherever skanks?


29 posted on 10/05/2011 5:35:11 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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