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Saturday, July 4, 2015

The blow-up, the clean-up and the latest news from the labs"



Here And There July 1, 2015 Staci Matlock
Today on HERE AND THERE, The State of New Mexico got $73 million from the Federal Energy Department to compensate for Los Alamos Labs filling waste barrels with the wrong stuff, and forcing the shut down the WIPP nuclear waste repository for years. A good deal? For whom? The New Mexican's Staci Matlock on the blow-up, the clean-up and the latest news from the labs.

Are US nuclear weapons engineers really shooting rats off their lunches?

Are US nuclear weapons engineers really shooting rats off their lunches? 
Rep. Thornberry That's what Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said, in a talk at the Atlantic Council on June 23, and he might know, being the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and privy to all manner of top secret information. But he's also a booster for more spending on the nuclear arsenal. So is it true? And if it is, are we talking about guns inside the labs? Who carries the guns? Well, Nukewatch and Peace Farm have filed a Freedom of Information Request to find out. 

http://nukewatch.org/pressreleases/PeaceFarm-NukeWatch-PR-RatShootingsNuclearFacilities.pdf

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two more near fatality accidents at LANL

Two more near fatality accidents at LANL about a week ago. A dump truck knocked down a three phase power line and a fork lift driver speared the cab of a truck with the forklift tines. Word is that the tines went right through the drivers seat. Luckily no one was killed but LANL has suspended similar activities. No announcement has yet been made by LANL management.
Anyone in LANL management care to explain why?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Can China Be Contained?

While not directly related to US nuclear policy or the national labs, here's very insightful essay from the Wall Street Journal on US-China relations. How we got to where we are and where we may need to go...

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As tensions with China rise, U.S. foreign policy thinkers are dusting off ideas from the Cold War—and questioning the long-standing consensus for engagement with Beijing

By ANDREW BROWNE
June 12, 2015 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-china-be-contained-1434118534

Get Educated

Conservatives exert self control better than liberals:
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83826403/
Also, self control is the fundamental for success.

physically stronger men tend to be conservative:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2325414/Men-physically-strong-likely-right-wing-political-views.html

liberal men are tend to wear more tie dye and are more likely to cry "don't tase me bro"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkLUP-gm4Q

New Sandia director will be first woman to lead national security lab

https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/new_director/#.VYi4KaaCPCQ

Monday, June 22, 2015

LANL Discontinues Public Onsite Surplus Property Sales

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's onsite public sales are being discontinued effective immediately. The public sales have been conducted on the third Thursday of every month, weather permitting."

One more nail in the coffin by the California Carpetbaggers !

Monday, June 15, 2015

Report blasts agency's oversight of contractors managing nuke labs

Report blasts agency's oversight of contractors managing nuke labs

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/14008188/report-blasts-nnsa-oversight-of-contractors-managing-nuke-labs

Privatize CIA and NSA

Maybe if we make the CIA and NSA private than these kinds of things would not happen.
The private sector will not tolerate mistakes or security breaches. Heck China could run or intelligence agencies better than we can. Maybe the smart thing to do is outsource our intelligence and security overseas. After all what is so special about Washington DC, CIA and NSA that it cannot be done far better and cheaper elsewhere?

OPM hack

Chinese hack of OPM compromised SF-86 records. No one has acknowledged that that includes all contractors with security clearances yet. Including all of us...

Anyone Medicare-eligible lately?

Has anyone else, retired, become Medicare eligible this month, June, only to find you can't get your HRA started. I started this process 2 months ago only to get excuses related to software issues. Would love to hear I'm not alone!

House panel calls out nuke officials for repeated failures

* AP News - June 12th 2015 *

Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation's nuclear complex.

... U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, said taxpayers are on the hook for the mistakes made at Los Alamos and the repository. Collins said he wanted to know why no one was fired.

Had something like that happened in the private sector, he said those responsible would have lost their jobs and the contractor would have been sued to recoup the cost of the damages. Collins said simply reducing the term of the contract doesn't go far enough to hold the lab manager accountable or address the systemic problems that have plagued the lab.

Collins, a businessman, said his biotechnology company works with infectious diseases and other bioterrorism materials. "We don't make mistakes because we have people in charge who know what they're doing. Clearly that can't be said for your agency," Collins said to the panel of federal officials.

news.yahoo.com/house-panel-calls-nuke-officials-repeated-failures-174007660--politics.html

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Why is LLNL blocking most of the clicks on "LLNL-The True Story"?

Why is LLNL blocking most of the clicks on "LLNL-The True Story"?

Note from Scooby: Is  LLNL blocking most of the clicks on "LLNL-The True Story"? Answer is no.

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