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(USA Today)   No need to freak or panic just because the CDC was cited in private government audits for failing to properly secure bioterror agents like anthrax and the plague. Okay, maybe we should be panicking   (usatoday.com) divider line 33
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2013-02-26 10:16:14 AM
Good thing they're moving the big biological weapons-research lab from some silly island out past Montauk off to Kansas. What could go wrong studying diseases like anthrax in the middle of cattle country?
 
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2013-02-26 10:41:44 AM

Gulper Eel: Good thing they're moving the big biological weapons-research lab from some silly island out past Montauk off to Kansas. What could go wrong studying diseases like anthrax in the middle of cattle country?


It makes more sense to put it there than near civilization.
 
2013-02-26 01:57:24 PM
Good thing we don't trust them with really dangerous things like one of the only remaining samples of smallpox.
 
2013-02-26 02:18:00 PM
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2013-02-26 02:19:46 PM
"private government audits" Yeah, thanks for all that new transparency in government, Obama. change.jpg
 
2013-02-26 02:25:18 PM
Hello Captain Tripps!
 
2013-02-26 02:26:20 PM
I thought they were now "Basket of Puppies"?
 
2013-02-26 02:27:46 PM

tricycleracer: [cdn.videogum.com image 608x345]


Problem solved.
 
2013-02-26 02:29:42 PM
Papa Nurgle nods approvingly, slaps his belly, laughs a gurlgling laugh, craps out another nurgling.
 
2013-02-26 02:31:21 PM
It's a good thing that anthrax isn't endemic to the soil in many parts of the country.
 
2013-02-26 02:34:53 PM
Marcus Aurelius:

wingnut396: I agree.  We should have a complete break down of the CDC security systems and facility layout and the detailed report of how each failure occurred released in every paper in the US.

And the security codes.  Don't forget the security codes.


12345.
 
2013-02-26 02:35:26 PM
This is bad. Anthrax as taken under a scanning tunnel microscope:

cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2013-02-26 02:44:53 PM

Gulper Eel: big biological weapons-research lab from some silly island out past Montauk off to Kansas


Oddly enough, the military's bio-weapon research facility is just upwind of DC.

/back when we were "looking for the WMDs" we found some nerve gas buried there
 
2013-02-26 02:46:39 PM
In my experience, there are two different ways in which a government department can fail to comply with safety regulations:

1.  Failure to follow the regulations.
2.  Failure to properly document that they have been following the regulations.

One of these concerns is much more serious than the other.  From the article, it sounds like they had a combo-pack of failures.  One of my personal favourites is when a department is given insufficient resources to meet safety regulations (eg we can't afford to install more shelving but it's a safety violation to stack boxes and you can't get rid of anything).

/ the government inaction! (sic)
 
2013-02-26 02:46:40 PM

Ambitwistor: Marcus Aurelius:

wingnut396: I agree.  We should have a complete break down of the CDC security systems and facility layout and the detailed report of how each failure occurred released in every paper in the US.

And the security codes.  Don't forget the security codes.

12345.


That's the combination on my luggage!
 
2013-02-26 02:53:16 PM
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2013-02-26 02:56:32 PM
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seems fitting....
 
2013-02-26 03:11:52 PM

kumanoki: Surely there is very real and very convincing data that the planet cannot survive the excesses of the human race: proliferation of atomic devices, uncontrolled breeding habits, the rape of the environment, the pollution of land, sea, and air.


If depopulation was really so noble, we'd start by killing off the corporate and military folks responsible for all that.

/99.9% of the population is only guilty of breeding
//and who can blame them, really
///we're so damn sexy
 
2013-02-26 03:23:34 PM
Analysis of CDC defense grid by Dr. Randall Flagg.

M.O.O.N  That spells CDC...
 
2013-02-26 03:24:37 PM
Those exist in nature you know

(1/6 done)
 
2013-02-26 04:05:06 PM
M-O-O-N...
 
2013-02-26 04:07:44 PM
Ground zero zombie outbreak.
 
2013-02-26 04:39:23 PM

tricycleracer: [cdn.videogum.com image 608x345]


First thing I thought of.
 
2013-02-26 05:12:28 PM
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Mr. Rabbit has a plan.
 
2013-02-26 05:14:17 PM
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2013-02-26 06:00:26 PM
Thinking back to Iraq.... fark, now we have to invade ourselves.
 
2013-02-26 06:29:22 PM
"Improperly securing" really covers such a broad range of possibilities that I have no way of knowing if I should be concerned, much less outraged.
 
2013-02-26 08:36:41 PM
And that lying weasel scumbag Director wants guns controlled by the CDC as a "controlled substance."

Yeah, I called him a lying weasel scumbag.
 
2013-02-26 11:59:56 PM
Meh, been vaccinated for those.

What? You never had to get weird assed shots before being sent to some far off country?

I won't get airborne porcine encephalitis either, so suck it haters.
 
2013-02-27 03:35:03 AM

WhoopAssWayne: "private government audits" Yeah, thanks for all that new transparency in government, Obama. change.jpg


Well, this is a public news story, and it describes the audit's findings. But keep herpin' that derp.
 
2013-02-27 05:31:02 AM

Ambitwistor: Marcus Aurelius:

wingnut396: I agree.  We should have a complete break down of the CDC security systems and facility layout and the detailed report of how each failure occurred released in every paper in the US.

And the security codes.  Don't forget the security codes.

12345.


Things I have learned about secret codes, while working for the government:

The keypad combo to get into the building is the building number
The combo for rooms is the room number
The combo on a lock that has a sign saying "Call XXXX for entry" is the last 4 digits on the number provided
The password is password
 
2013-02-27 07:51:23 AM

jon787: Good thing we don't trust them with really dangerous things like one of the only remaining samples of smallpox.


Anthrax and the Plague are BSL-3 level organisms. They're dangerous, but easily treatable and commonly occur in nature.

Smallpox is held in the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC. Behind a wall of federal law enforcement officers armed with armor piercing weapons, it's own SWAT team, and tons of biometrically locked and redundantly isolatable steel containment areas. In a building which is built to withstand a direct hit from a bunker-buster weapon.
 
2013-02-27 02:12:30 PM

BronyMedic: jon787: Good thing we don't trust them with really dangerous things like one of the only remaining samples of smallpox.

Anthrax and the Plague are BSL-3 level organisms. They're dangerous, but easily treatable and commonly occur in nature.

Smallpox is held in the Special Pathogens Branch of the CDC. Behind a wall of federal law enforcement officers armed with armor piercing weapons, it's own SWAT team, and tons of biometrically locked and redundantly isolatable steel containment areas. In a building which is built to withstand a direct hit from a bunker-buster weapon.




Mouse- and cow-pox, otoh...
 
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