Chicken Little in Beantown

Boston University has a Biology department that wants to expand. Considering the current glut of liberal-arts graduates, the notion of improving the work in the physical sciences seems like a good idea. But some local residents are objecting to part of BU’s plan.

Namely, the school’s plan to build a state-of-the-art lab that will handle high-level bio-terror agents, such as anthrax, ebola, and other deadly diseases. And this lab will be located in a rather densely populated area of the city.

These residents are just a bunch of whiners. After all, last year it was only three researchers at BU who contracted tularemia at work last year, and BU let everyone know about it just this last February. The chances of further accidents are minimal.

And the notion of terrorist attacks? Feh. Yes, two of the 9/11 flights did originate in Boston, but Logan Airport’s clear on the other side of the city.

The residents of South Boston oughta just shut up and let BU steamroll them again. After all, they’re so much SMARTER than everyone else, aren’t they?

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