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This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Comments not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

BLOG criticism

Anonymously contributed:

Yeah, it's pretty lackadaisical. From experience, not only is posting taking several days, but some posts, that are not particularly controversial, and certainly not abusive, are just being tossed. Some threads whose interest one might think is minimal will show a new post, while others, more current and of interest, show none for many days, then 3 or 4 show up all at once, several days late. I don't know what's going on, but this is no longer much of a useful blog. Oh well... Maybe the administrator needs to rethink whether he really wants to do this.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lab Chiefs Question Study Summary

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The Lab Chiefs can no longer be trusted to be objective or trustworthy in their profit focused roles. At one time both Labs were credible peer review agencies (literally adversaries) of each other. The Lab Chiefs are so wealthy and unopposed that even a minor finding by the JASONS makes them nervous that it might destabilize their cash cow.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Notice from moderator

More than 50% of the comments I have been getting are destructive criticism, mainly about how slow I am at publishing posts and comments.

Visitors have to realize I am not sitting in a rocking chair with a laptop on my lap waiting impatiently for your posts and comments.

If you want this blog to move faster and improve, please contribute your time towards that, otherwise hold your criticism.

This blog is not rated, ranked or reviewed for performance. If you count on it for entertainment, you are in the wrong place. If you experiencing memory difficulties, go back and read "BLOG purpose".

I will not respond or post anything complaining about slow, boring, useless etc... this blog is.

After all, you are free to visit or not to visit this BLOG.

Thank you for visiting and contributing!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

U.S. Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Details

Anonymously contributed:

"U.S. Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Details to Promote Transparency," By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service, Washington, May 3, 2010, at

Monday, May 3, 2010

Where are the bonuses?

Anonymously contributed:

Did anyone notice that LLNS has decided to scrap its plan this year to provide $10M in bonuses to the workers, those who make it possible for LLNS managers to make their big salaries?

I didn't believe it when I first heard it anyway. Heard that money will help fund NIF problems.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Why is job reclassification hidden?

Anonymously contributed:

Management has decided that job classification is now sensitive data and is to be hidden from employees. This means that financial reports and the lab estimators will not show if someone is a plumber or a physicist. Not sure how others think about this change. I find this scary and concerning. Does lab management think I can not be trusted? I think management is concerned that the PSTS reclassifications will cause employees to look up peers and use the classifications of peers to ask for reconsideration of their own classification. I wonder if management is uncertain they can stand behind their decisions and so want to obscure the information. And I wonder if management truly believes that employees won't find out the information anyway. I think this is a short sighted decision that will backfire on them. In the meantime those employees who truly need the information for doing work will have to find work arounds.

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