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Friday, July 31, 2020

Invitation to clean debates

Dear blog visitor,

I am inviting you to keep your comments on topic. You don't need to win an argument. What every sane person wants are informative and interesting comments. Having seen this blog evolve negatively, I can confirm that you will never win an argument in an anonymous fashion. I renew my call for improving our blog and making it a friendly place where educated people come to inform and debate, instead of regurgitate and denigrate.

I am obligated and committed to delete any useless, hateful,  off-topic,  obscene comment. Not to mention complains about said deletions! 

Cordially,
Scooby

Monday, July 13, 2020

COVID-19 at NNSA

There were 23 new active cases of COVID-19 this week at National Nuclear Security Administration sites, marking a second consecutive week of double-digit increases across the civilian nuclear security enterprise.
https://www.exchangemonitor.com/twenty-three-new-covid-19-cases-reported-nnsa/?printmode=1

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

NNSA and DOE dodged a Bullet

Senate Kills NDAA Language To ‘Usurp’ Civilian Control Of Nuke Budget

NNSA and DOE dodged a Bullet...

"A provision in the SASC’s 2021 defense policy bill that could have caused great friction between two powerful committees has been quashed. The provision would have handed DoD budgetary control of nuclear weapons development in the wake of strong opposition — including from Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette and leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Energy Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Joe Manchin threatened to block the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the Senate floor if the provision was not removed, according to one opponent.

The language in Section 3111 of the SASC bill would have given the Pentagon’s Nuclear Weapons Council power to set the annual budget of the development of warheads by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which develops and builds nuclear warheads for the Pentagon’s ICBMs, bombers and submarines.

The provision was overturned, as first reported by colleague John Donnelly, via an amendment cosponsored by Manchin and Sen. Maria Cantwell that the Senate approved on July 2, along with a larger package of changes. The amendment was approved unanimously, according to a July 2 press release by Cantwell.

Cantwell had been vociferous in her opposition to the bill, arguing that it not only would have usurped Brouillette’s power over his own department’s budget, but also could have resulted in the shifting of funds from other important DoE missions such as nuclear waste cleanup. (Brouillette made similar objections in a letter he sent to the SASC on June 29, further arguing that it would overturn civilian control of the nation’s nuclear weapons.)

While leaving budgetary control to DoE, the Cantwell-Manchin amendment does give DoD an opportunity to make its views on the annual NNSA budget proposal known. According to Cantwell’s release, the provision will “promote transparency by attaching the NWC’s recommendation for the NNSA’s budget as an appendix to the final budget request submitted by the Secretary of Energy.”

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/07/senate-kills-ndaa-language-to-usurp-civilian-control-of-nuke-budget/

LANL plutonium-238 exposure

Los Alamos National Laboratory is investigating the possible exposure of Laboratory employees to plutonium-238 after a breach in a glovebox glove at the Plutonium Facility on June 8.

https://losalamosreporter.com/2020/07/06/fifteen-lanl-workers-being-evaluated-for-possible-exposure-to-plutonium-238-following-june-8-glovebox-glove-breach/amp/

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Honestly wondering...

I am just honestly asking the question as I am not sure if what I am feeling is correct?

1) I am honestly cringing to open the Lab Intranet as what new Social Justice post will we see?

2) I remember one of the Stem Protest comments was a lady caught up in the moment going to "make" her underlings watch Social Justice videos? Did I get that correct?

3) Our Director only portrays one side of H1 visa pause as 13m Americans are out of work, I think he is a Globalist and again I am asking?
As I notice 2 things about Liberalism, they (like our Director) really, really believe that everyone agrees with them and two their Ideology comes before safety of us and our families (like releasing Illegal Felons without notifying ICE or pooping on SF streets or removing the Police, Ideology over safety)?

4) I have never met WCI head and I am sure she is a good sincere person, but I did not care for her emails on this subject?

5) I honestly wonder how Lisa Haggerty would feel about this push?

6) It is distracting me, similar how the NFL kneelers "maybe" distract from their teammates and actually playing the game?

Any thoughts, feelings?

Sincerely.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Credential Inflation In The Federal Workforce?

New Executive Order Fights Credential Inflation In The Federal Workforce"

"On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to fill job vacancies based on merit, rather than require a minimum level of education for candidates seeking open positions. The order rightly recognizes that a job candidate with several years of relevant experience may be just as qualified, if not more so, than one who has collected a stack of advanced degrees."


https://www.forbes.com/sites/prestoncooper2/2020/06/29/new-executive-order-fights-credential-inflation-in-the-federal-civil-service/#6a382a085759

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