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Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.

Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins. The West African nation of about 20 million — also known as Côte D’Ivoire — has yet to experience a single case of Ebola, but the outbreak already could raise prices.

The world’s chocolate makers have taken notice.

The World Cocoa Foundation is working now to collect large donations from Nestlé, Mars and many of its 113 other members for its Coca Industry Response to Ebola Initiative. The initiative hasn’t been publicly unveiled, but the WCF plans to announce details Wednesday, during its annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, on how the money will fuel Red Cross and Caritas Internationalis work to help the infected and staunch Ebola’s spread.

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OH NO THERE WON'T BE ANY FAT LESBIANS LEFT TO STUDY! BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! MONEY IS GOING TO FLY THROUGH THE AIR AND CURE EBOLA, YOU DON'T WANT TO GET HIT!


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In all seriousness, this could have a serious economic impact in those countries.

When people talk about ebola leading to failed states, this is the sort of thing they mean.

Yes, it is. This is something else to worry about. The countries where Ebola rages - to my right wing nutter friends: the US is not one of them - weren't all that stable going into this mess.

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In all seriousness, this could have a serious economic impact in those countries.

When people talk about ebola leading to failed states, this is the sort of thing they mean.

Yeah. And these are already areas suffering from all sorts of economic uncertainties. It's really unfortunate, when you consider it seriously.


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2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

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June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

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Exactly. The reason ebola is killing so many is because the health infrastructure in those countries can't handle containment and treatment, people don't have access to information about what is going on (hence attacking treatment centres and trying to move infected bodies away from the area) and in many cases, the government's aren't too stable to begin with.

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And scaremongering about it, in ANY country, is not helping any of those affected.


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June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
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At least Ebola won't be the biggest scare anymore. American women deprived of their chocolates will be much more lethal than Ebola.

Only to their spouses and co-workers!


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