Like I didn’t have enough to worry about today.
The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country.
Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for “bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The ubiquitous plastic bag, found everywhere from grocery stores to Best Buy, is in the news again.
First of all, it seems that the Washington Post has endorsed a proposed “plastic bag tax” in Maryland, which is designed to lessen people’s use and desire for the item.
However, it seems they left out one rather salient fact in their endorsement:
“….the Post failed to mention is that the bill, SB 576 — entitled the “Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013“ — specifically EXEMPTS plastic bags used to wrap NEWSPAPERS, an exemption which obviously favors the Washington Post company…”
Why, that certainly seems odd? I’m sure that the Post had NO idea that the exemption was even there…
Elsewhere, the former mayor of Solana Beach, CA, has decided to recant her previous allegiance to the War On Bags. Courtesy of 10news.com:
We just covered the 2013 March For Life, and by all accounts it was a huge success. However, the battle for the soul of our nation will be continuing for some time.
As evidence of this, below is the eight-zillionth example of the incongruous mental gymnastics the Left has to perform in order to justify abortion to themselves. This ‘Ode to Abortion‘ comes via everyone’s favorite racist, Touré, and is from just this past weekend:
Let’s recap the genius that is Touré, shall we?
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***Full credit goes to Phoebe’s Detention Room blog for alerting me to this. Please read her full post.***
Am I the only one who’s a might weirded out by this?
From Phoebe’s Detention Room:
The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and high-resolution cameras.
Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Texas told The Daily that his department is considering using rubber bullets and tear gas on its drone.
“Those are things that law enforcement utilizes day in and day out and in certain situations it might be advantageous to have this type of system on the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle),” McDaniel told The Daily.
I, for one, am not thrilled with this news. The army of cameras which snapped my photo and sent me a speeding ticket were bad enough. Now we’re going to have flying robots in the sky armed with rubber bullets and tear gas? OK, everyone that thinks that we have nothing to worry about here, please raise your hand.
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
You just know that some bright boy somewhere is going to get the idea of incorporating Artificial Intelligence™ into one of these babies eventually (hey, I watch sci-fi movies, so I know these things).
And as soon as THAT happens, I’m gonna hear the words, “You are illegally parked on private property. You have 20 seconds to move your vehicle“, and I won’t even get the chance to say “I told ya’ so”.
This morning let Bill Whittle put some learnin’ to ya with his unique blend of history, science, humor and current events.
It’s worth it, as always.