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    CDC action at germ lab questioned

    Duct tape used to seal door inside Atlanta facility after possible leak of bioterror bacteria last year.
    Duct tape is so versatile...but not sure if this was a good use of it.

    [size=13pt]CDC action at germ lab questioned[/size]

    By Alison Young
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Published on: 06/22/08

    At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new $214 million infectious disease laboratory in Atlanta, scientists are conducting experiments on bioterror bacteria in a room with a containment door sealed with duct tape.
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    Thanks for the read my friend.

    Not sure about all of you, but that type of research/stuff scares the shit outa me my friends.
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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    The worst part is they paid over $500 for a roll of duct tape. ;D

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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    Haha, you'd think they could afford a facility that does not require duct tape to keep it together, hehe.


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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    Well, this is another fine mess you've gotten us into.
    Typical "project management" at the government level.

    A idea is concieved, and specifications set.
    Then "compartmentized", to save money and provide plans for future manufacture of the same product (which will probably never happen).

    A contract is let to the lowest bidder to manufacture the door.

    A contract is let to the lowest bidder to install the door.

    Then when testing reveals a slight flaw the manufacturer and installer get into a pissing contest on who screwed up in the first place and who should fix it.

    Meanwhile the Director is under the gun to produce, so he grabs his maintenance man and says "fix it".

    This poor guy doesn't have the tools, specifications or any support so while the "experts" try to decide what to do he makes a temporary repair "field expedient adjustment".

    There is nothing more permenant than a temporary fix in Washington D.C.

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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    "Bkfldviking" wrote:
    Well, this is another fine mess you've gotten us into.
    Typical "project management" at the government level.

    A idea is concieved, and specifications set.
    Then "compartmentized", to save money and provide plans for future manufacture of the same product (which will probably never happen).

    A contract is let to the lowest bidder to manufacture the door.

    A contract is let to the lowest bidder to install the door.

    Then when testing reveals a slight flaw the manufacturer and installer get into a pissing contest on who screwed up in the first place and who should fix it.

    Meanwhile the Director is under the gun to produce, so he grabs his maintenance man and says "fix it".

    This poor guy doesn't have the tools, specifications or any support so while the "experts" try to decide what to do he makes a temporary repair "field expedient adjustment".

    There is nothing more permenant than a temporary fix in Washington D.C.

    Very well said...a fine analysis.
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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    I wish I would have known this earlier.
    I work for the phone company here in Atlanta, and was just at the CDC a couple of weekends ago.
    Not sure if its the same building or not (they are all over), but I was called out around 9:30 saturday night, and basically spent the whole night there working on some gig-e circuits.
    The IT room I was in was crawling with insects.
    The guy there said not to let a "CDC bug" bite me or I would be sick for weeks.
    I assumed he was kidding till I read this story...

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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    "ryanmurphy" wrote:
    I wish I would have known this earlier.
    I work for the phone company here in Atlanta, and was just at the CDC a couple of weekends ago.
    Not sure if its the same building or not (they are all over), but I was called out around 9:30 saturday night, and basically spent the whole night there working on some gig-e circuits.
    The IT room I was in was crawling with insects.
    The guy there said not to let a "CDC bug" bite me or I would be sick for weeks.
    I assumed he was kidding till I read this story...





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    Re: CDC action at germ lab questioned

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    "ryanmurphy" wrote:
    I wish I would have known this earlier.
    I work for the phone company here in Atlanta, and was just at the CDC a couple of weekends ago.
    Not sure if its the same building or not (they are all over), but I was called out around 9:30 saturday night, and basically spent the whole night there working on some gig-e circuits.
    The IT room I was in was crawling with insects.
    The guy there said not to let a "CDC bug" bite me or I would be sick for weeks.
    I assumed he was kidding till I read this story...







    VikingMike,
    Did you know that in Long Island Sound,
    west of Fischers Island, there is an island that the US Government and Military use for Bio type experiments also....I sometimes fish near there, but they won't let you get within 200 yds of the shore......Weird place for sure.




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    Where the heck is Red Green when you need him?!?!?!


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