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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Billions of locusts swarming East Africa, worst in decades

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- Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:58:16 EST BPvNv2KF No.182615
File: 1581465496716.jpg -(402618B / 393.18KB, 1080x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Billions of locusts swarming East Africa, worst in decades
Biblical plague shit all over again
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/billions-locusts-are-swarming-east-africa-180974135/
>The swarms are massive; one of the largest in Kenya is about 37 miles long and 25 miles wide. For reference, that could cover more than half of Long Island. The swarms, which are dense enough at times to block out the sun, are the worst to hit Ethiopia and Somalia in 25 years, and the worst in Kenya in 70 years.

>Desert locusts eat all the vegetation they encounter, and the finger-length insects consume an amount equal to their body weight each day. Each square kilometer of swarm can include 40 to 80 million locusts and eat as much food as 35,000 people, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/10/food-fears-grow-as-swarms-of-locusts-reach-uganda-and-tanzania
>Even before this outbreak, nearly 20 million people faced high levels of food insecurity across the east African region long challenged by periodic droughts and floods. Some analysts have blamed the locust outbreak on climate change, though a direct link is difficult to establish.

>“We know that cyclones are the originators of swarms – and in the past 10 years there’s been an increase in the frequency of cyclones in the Indian Ocean,” said Keith Cressman, senior locust forecasting officer at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), earlier this month.
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Molly Pockshaw - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 19:08:10 EST H9CYrW5/ No.182616 Reply
That would be cool to see, just as long as it's on vacation far away from wherever my food is grown.
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William Facklestone - Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:35:04 EST 4scaaRdR No.182622 Reply
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>dense enough at times to block out the sun

Then we will starve in the shade.
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Jarvis Chinkinman - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:30:27 EST MvRoQ1jI No.182633 Reply
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Wouldn't it be fucked up if they started eating people and then you see a cloud of locust pass by and engulf someone working the field and and after the cloud passes theres just a pile of bones left on the ground
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Charlotte Sodgewater - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:34:19 EST 4eR24+NR No.182635 Reply
>>182615
I think Saudi Arabia was buying up land in Kenya because they can't grow food in their own country. How are things going in the area, overall?
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Martin Hupperwick - Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:22:45 EST /kEkXzjZ No.182636 Reply
Biblical plague, huh? I guess technically right. If you want an actual plague of biblical proportions, look no further than any country with a profit driven health care system.
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Hannah Blenningnut - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:55:52 EST h5n3fheo No.182660 Reply
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Why don't they just eat the locusts? They're fucking full of nutrients and they don't taste any worse than whatever shit they already eat in Africa.
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Martin Chondlekare - Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:20:09 EST CcQ2S1bK No.182666 Reply
Fucking TV producers and journalists have been telling us for the last 20 years that we all need to start eating bugs because of overpopulation. Just send those assholes over there and force them to eat the locusts.
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Cyril Crommerforth - Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:39:02 EST ar9mMa8V No.182676 Reply
When life gives you locusts, make locustade.
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Lillian Duckforth - Sat, 15 Feb 2020 11:45:58 EST GW1axdWk No.182703 Reply
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>>182615
>Biblical plague shit
Goddammit, Pharoah, what did you do this time???
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Phoebe Clunkinmene - Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:59:23 EST UId9+q1G No.182706 Reply
>>182705
The real truth of the story is the ancient Israelites had slowly taken over the most important positions of power and commerce throughout the Egyptian empire at the time even including being the personal advisor to the pharaoh. They exploited the shit out of the Egyptian people and wisely let Pharoah take the blame for it rather than being directly in the position of power or a visible figurehead and looted the country until Egypt had a serious famine and through nepotism this foreign people, the Israelites, just kept looting until the starving Egyptians finally had it and kicked them out of Egypt. The sea never parted and they walked across a dry riverbed because it was a period of drought, hence duh the famine, and then made up a cockeyed fairytale about how they were the persecuted heroes who were saved from slavery by God instead of being a bunch of thieves who got kicked out the end. It's even more telling that in the actual story they couldn't fully embellish Moses is still a murderer fleeing from angry Egyptians. As second in command to Pharaoh moses personally owned more slaves than even the founding fathers of America and that's a hell of a lot of slaves.
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Hedda Corryhadge - Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:53:43 EST tTnap6yB No.182711 Reply
Locusts is not a plague, it is a feast. You catch as many as you can and you have food for weeks.
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Esther Blythestock - Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:39:24 EST tlilhxRg No.182712 Reply
>>182706
Bitch, the "israelites" never went to fucking Egypt. We've pretty much excavated all of Egypt and the only trace of hebrews found in Egypt is a small camp made by hebrew mercenaries once. Not the people, not even a small group of people, literally only a few warriors getting hired by the Egyptian military.
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Eliza Crondlestere - Sun, 16 Feb 2020 09:44:25 EST HNjso1OQ No.182713 Reply
>>182706
There's no shred of evidence that story is true. Not a smashed piece of pottery, not a procurement record, not one person carved a pigeon on a wall to describe this. Stop believing obvious fairy tales.
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Archie Wimblefan - Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:49:53 EST GW1axdWk No.182723 Reply
>>182706
bitch that was a joke not an invitation for your antisemitic tinfoil fairytale shit
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Simon Sanderwan - Tue, 18 Feb 2020 05:54:45 EST MibTlTKK No.182736 Reply
>>182615
Could one maybe airburst a bomb in the middle of the locusts? Surely the shockwave would kill quite a few? The Americans are always up for bombing random shit - just ask them.
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Cedric Hocklenetch - Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:36:39 EST Zj8aAQdv No.182737 Reply
>>182736
That wouldn't do anything lol. You'll fuck up all your own shit, you won't make a dent, and they'll just come right back because you haven't solved the original problem. If you take a second look at that American propaganda you're pleasuring yourself to, that's what happens.
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Basil Chumblefuck - Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:45:27 EST OlKP4Bx7 No.182756 Reply
they need to aquire some flamethrowers
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Graham Nurrystock - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:35:13 EST uD+Eub/4 No.182759 Reply
Bugs are a good food source.
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David Nengerbury - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 23:12:55 EST 40pbmk0m No.182831 Reply
>>182759
I think the those affected prefer to have corn, sorghum, cowpeas etc.
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Doris Gubblewudge - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 03:00:07 EST amwQ/Vzi No.182835 Reply
>>182831
Yea sure, but in some places, grubs and such are like the equivalent to candy.
But locusts, will devour crops and will possibly cause and is causing widespread Famine. Western and other nations do supply grain to nations in need. Which American farming does subsidize world hunger.

Impossible to eat the locust to a sustainable population these are being utilized as a food source. I find it kinda gross to eat insects, but I see it as really not a bad idea as what could or should be found in grocery stores.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people-in-israel-really-are-eating-swarming-locusts-7802747/


While possibilities can be revisited; https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/08/19/752361368/maybe-the-way-to-control-locusts-is-by-growing-crops-they-dont-like
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James Chimblefig - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:42:11 EST uvFBTWv6 No.182837 Reply
>>182835
>Yea sure, but in some places, grubs and such are like the equivalent to candy.
LMAO this is what rednecks believe about other countries.
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Nathaniel Blunningstock - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:35:16 EST L2L24oPT No.182888 Reply
>>182837
It's true. There are tribes that live off the land and their livestock and big squhsy grubs are a teat. A grub would be preferred treat over candy, to those who do not know candy or manufactured treats like we do.
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Augustus Coddlewatch - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 04:18:07 EST dZDaQqJv No.182891 Reply
>>182888
No where near where any of these locusts are. It's east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, literally part of the cradle of civilization. These aren't highland New Guinea tribesmen separated from the rest of the world by oceans and mountains. It's Somalia and the Arabian Peninsula. Thankfully the locusts diverted to a country that doesn't grow food but hopefully after getting those sultans to kill their camels they go and provide some protein for the starving people in Yemen as an added fuck you to ksa. Even in the middle of continental Africa it has been connected to the rest of the world since the Dutch went in and started taking hands.
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Henry Nickleford - Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:32:39 EST CWQzLz3G No.182892 Reply
>more than half of Long Island
So about the size of average island?
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