That would be me. I am Inspector Pessimal, Inspector A.E.
Pessimal, to be exact and I’m responsible for forensic accountancy as
well as most of the paperwork. Although some of it does require the
Commander’s personal attention, which, if I may say so, he handles with a
fair amount of… steady industriousness.
Sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Joshua Lederberg
first described a biological mystery. He showed how bacteria could lose
the cell walls that define their shapes, potentially becoming less
visible to the immune system, only to later revert back to their
original form and regain their full infectious potential.
Now, using time-lapse microscopy and other new techniques,
Stanford bioengineering professor K.C. Huang and colleagues at Stanford
and Princeton have created a forensic account detailing exactly how
bacteria pull off this shape-shifting trick.
The experiments they describe in Molecular Microbiology now
offer a step-by-step explanation of this curious behavior, and also shed
light on one of the ways bacteria may develop antibiotic resistance.
But I’ve seen the same accusation come up quite a few times on anti-Misha blogs - that money from Random Acts is going into Misha’s pocket.
Because Random Acts is a non-profit, I can access certain financial and tax records online quite easily. First of all, there’s nothing unusual or illegal about a non-profit organization paying people for their work. That’s quite normal, in fact. However, RA doesn’t pay anybody a salary, including “Dmitri Krushnic."
I’m not a fucking forensic accountant, and I can’t say for sure that somebody isn’t stealing money, but then I don’t like to make accusations out of nowhere. I’m just saying. According to the official tax documents, Misha doesn’t make any salary from Random Acts, nor does anybody else. If you really think he’s stealing, you should probably contact the IRS.