Friday, October 31, 2008

Do you hear footsteps?

A show of hands, please — who's read Stephen King’s "The Stand"? Thanks to the Boy Emperor’s excellent planning, someday we might be living it.

Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island suffered flood damage during Hurricane Ike, except for one gleaming new building, a national biological defense laboratory that will soon house some of the most deadly diseases in the world.

How a laboratory where scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg ended up on a barrier island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc puzzles some environmentalists and community leaders.

“It’s crazy, in my mind,” said Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer in Houston. “I just find an amazing willingness among the people on the Texas coast to accept risks that a lot of people in the country would not accept.”

That's just super.


Frank Frink said...

Got a NYT link where I don't have to register? (Considering I seem to be able to read most NYT articles without going through that)

Frank Frink said...

Nevermind... found one.

The Seer said...

In the US, we call it "pork." Just like I thought, Tom DeLay's district. He was the Gop majority leader who organized the crookedizing of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

John McCain is against pork. Did I mention he's a former prisoner of war? Furthermore, this is good news for John McCain.

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