so we had this news story today here in the US, some idiot at University of Texas has apparently lost some bubonic plague. this annoys the hell out of me, how is it that universities even have bubonic plague in the first place anyway? i\'m most likely wrong on my facts here but d
idn\'t bubonic plague wip out hundreds of thousands of people a few hundred years ago? it was a major epidemic that caused vast numbers of people to die, it happened on several occasions throughout history. so here we are 2003, in the modern age, in the \"western\" world, the so-called advanced high-tech modern society that we are and we let a bunch of pot-smoking, totally-out-of-touch-with-reality, hippie-draft-dodging, self-labelled-intellectuals look after, and experiment with one of the most dangerous viruses (or whatever the hell it is) known to mankind. oh, and then what happens? they manage to lose it... it would be funny, really quite fucking funny, if it wasn\'t so serious. why on earth do we need to conduct experiments on no-known-cure-viruses like this anyway? doh, to find a cure... NO, we don\'t need a fucking cure for it, we need someone to bury it and never use it ever again, how long have we been without the plague? i never heard of it in my 30yrs so i\'m sure a long long time, a hundred years maybe. it was eradicated somehow right? everyone probably died off, end of story. well it should have been but NO - some cocksucker decided to keep a few vials of it for the spaced-out, and obviously less than security conscious university-types to play with.