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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Canada - North America's Skank?

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ada_health_sex

    VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - Vancouver is facing the worst outbreak of syphilis per capita in the developed world, with city health officials fearful of a looming epidemic of the sexually transmitted disease once thought almost wiped out in North America. Some 254 new cases have been diagnosed locally this year authorities said early this week -- more than the total for North America in two decades, with more expected, said Dr. Michael Rekart of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. "There's a lot of unsafe sex going on in Vancouver and the disease has simply taken hold," Rekart said. "Our outbreak is primarily among sex trade workers....

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    Yeah baby! Nothing like a bit of the bad blood...
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    Damn whores...er I mean sex trade industry workers.

    Most maps include Mexico in North America. I wonder what their syphilis count is? Google anyone?

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    Ummmm, where to go with this........

    Al Capone would be rolling in his grave....
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    Unfortunately it goes with the HIV/AIDS and HepC.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I wonder what their syphilis count is?
    They figure if it's ignored long enough, it will go away.

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    Originally posted by The Irish One
    They figure if it's ignored long enough, it will go away.
    Yes -- after it kills you, it stops being a problem.

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    death is not gaurunteed...

    LATE STAGE: If left untreated can cause damage to the brain, or heart, blindness and/ or death.
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

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    One more reason to legalize and regulate prostitution.

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