Archive for June 25, 2012
With their Acme Rocket Skates carrying them toward the edge of the fiscal cliff at breakneck speed, the Republican-controlled House is keeping their self-proclaimed “laser-like” focus on the economy. They’re not doing this in the way we might expect, however. Apparently, this “laser-like” focus involves investigating anything which has the potential to embarrass Democrats or the Obama Administration. The whole Solyndra and Obama birth certificate thing never panned out, even though these investigations were clearly evidence of a laser-like focus on job creation.
So, the way Republicans are making sure Americans have jobs is by holding a series of extremely loud and incredibly close investigations on issues related to unemployment, such as women’s vaginas, Fast & Furious, and now minor laboratory accidents at Federal labs.
Building 18 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campus in Atlanta, Georgia, is a $214 million facility, opened in 2005, which is supposed to be created expressly for working with hazardous organisms. However, like almost all such facilities in which I’ve worked, the building’s ventilation systems do not function as designed. I think the main problem is with scientists communicating with architects and architects communicating with workmen regarding how these facilities are supposed to work and why. (more…)