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This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Photos from an Epidemic

Images Source: Getty via Creepy Reality.

These are October photos from Liberia, scenes from the ebola epidemic from Getty Images (Hat tip: Creepy Reality):
It has claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people across the world so far. Now, a series of photos has captured the grim reality of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa. The shocking images, taken by photographers John Moore and Mohammed Elshamy, show the brutal effects of the virus on victims and their loved ones. One features a woman crawling desperately toward the body of her sister as a burial team carries it away for cremation on Saturday [11 October 2014].


  1. Every time I've heard a news broadcast in the last 18 hours, they've mentioned a health worker in Texas who appears to have exhibited symptoms of ebola after treating an infected patient there, despite having worn protective clothing. Authorities are "investigating" (shuffling papers until something more sensational distracts the cocker spaniels of the press), but I could offer an educated guess as to what happened.

    The protocol for health workers who need measures as extreme as a hazmat suit are probably something like this:
    1) When leaving the patient's area, move to a neutral space
    2) Spray the suit with disinfectant
    3) Remove the suit
    4) Dispose of the suit

    What is more likely to have actually happened was:
    1) When leaving the patient's area, move to a neutral space
    2) Remove the suit
    3) Spray the suit with disinfectant
    4) Dispose of the suit

    Remember, we're talking about Texas, where science and top-down authority are both held in unremitting contempt. Trying to impress upon people that, yes, despite the fact that a medical authority told you that the order of those steps is of utmost importance that they ARE, in fact, of utmost importance is nearly futile.

    1. I haven't been following the news closely due to a heavy schedule. But my impression is that the conflation between perceived authority and bottom line irrefutable facts wrt this disease - especially in the USA - is not confined to Texas.