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Brownback confident NBAF will be built

February 16, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback says members of President Barack Obama's administration still support building a new biosecurity lab in Kansas.

Brownback said Thursday that he spoke with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the future of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.

The president's budget proposal for 2013 didn't include construction money for the project, though it included $10 million to transfer some research from an aging facility at Plum Island, N.Y., to a Kansas research lab.

Brownback says the state is looking at all alternatives for funding the project and getting it built.

Obama's budget proposals say the $50 million appropriated by Congress toward the $650 million project isn't enough to start construction, and DHS will reassess NBAF this year.

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kawrivercrow 2 years, 6 months ago

Just to focus on the positive: The good news is that there is about a 30% chance that we will NOT decimate the entire population of North American cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, antelope, deer, and bison in the next 50 years.

Let's keep those fingers crossed.

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tolawdjk 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, as long as Brownie is confident it will get built.

It's that same leadership that has Boeing staying here for the next 50 years.

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Bob_Keeshan 2 years, 6 months ago

Some other things Brownback has expressed confidence in:

Rob Siedlecki

His interpretation of open meetings law

Continued funding for the arts from the feds

A Brownback vote of confidence is worse than one from George Steinbrenner.

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blindrabbit 2 years, 6 months ago

Brownie confident eh! The greatest gift Obama can give Kansas is not allowing his administration to build the BioLab boondoggle on his watch. Don't want this potential disaster in a populated area, let alone one that is so important to the agricultural industry. But, it shows the ineptitute of the Kansas congressional delegation including Tiahrt, Moran, especially Roberts, Brownback and what ever other Repub. lining up at the Koch-a-Kola machine. Rather than lobby to keep a clean industry like Boeing these guys went after a hazardous Bio-Lab, and a potentially damaging Keystone Pipeline. But the real shame is that they wasted all of thier time bashing Obama, and not paying attention to the candy store. Shame on yu'all

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blindrabbit 2 years, 6 months ago

Brownie confident eh! The greatest gift Obama can give Kansas is not allowing his administration to build the BioLab boondoggle on his watch. Don't want this potential disaster in a populated area, let alone one that is so important to the agricultural industry. But, it shows the ineptitute of the Kansas congressional delegation including Tiahrt, Moran, especially Roberts, Brownback and what ever other Repub. lining up at the Koch-a-Kola machine. Rather than lobby to keep a clean industry like Boeing these guys went after a hazardous Bio-Lab, and a potentially damaging Keystone Pipeline. But the real shame is that they wasted all of thier time bashing Obama, and not paying attention to the candy store. Shame on yu'all

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Joe Blackford II 2 years, 6 months ago

In other News, Napolitano Ice Cream to be sold @ KSU Dairy Bar. This new flavor will consist of 3 layers: bacon, pork rinds & pickled pigs feet.

http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=204

NBAF, A PIG IN A POKE, far atop a gigantic beanstalk in the skies here over Manhattan which are not cloudy all day.

National Weather Service Alert:

The Anthrax Mailer worked for the KSU Colonels: David R. Franz, Jerry & Nancy K. Jaax, @ USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick, MD.

Col Franz, VP of Midwest Research Institute, KC, MO, & Fredrick, MD. Member of the DHS Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee charged with assessing lethal labs (Plum Island needs replaced); AND deciding where new labs should be built. Member of the National Institute of Health's committee overseeing a "new" area of research = "dual use research," as in my employee of 19 years, Dr. Bruce Ivins, used MY Anthrax & HIS knowledge to kill 5 people & win Army's top civilian award.

Google any of that TRUTH, and then remember Sen Sam said there was a "curtain of transparency on the NBAF site selection process." The same curtain over the F-4 tornado no one recalls striking the KSU Campus on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 (DHS has stated the NBAF May Be Built to Withstand a F-3, as it's already pretty expensive in its F-2 stage).

TORNADO NEWS

http://www.k-state.edu/news/

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