Comments: Effluvia

Outsourcing: I know the DoD has been outsourcing background checks for years, because I know a former NIS investigator who now does that on a contract basis. Terrible backlogs.....

Dengue: We have it in Hawai'i, sometimes, I'm told. I have to keep reminding myself that extinction is a bad thing, but mosquitos make me question that. Daily.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at May 7, 2004 04:07 AM

Seems like every time we "solve" one problem, we cause another. Like others, I'm worried about how to treat disease from disease-bearing insects when exterminating the insects has unknown repercussions.

And yet, like you, I have no love for the unloveable mosquito.

We have West Nile here in Colorado and they're moving through the city draining and drying up runoff ponds and streams, and I can't think that's a good thing...although I don't want any more schoolchildren (or anyone else) getting sick.

Posted by Anne at May 7, 2004 08:44 PM