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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Drunk NNSA Secure Transport Drivers

Drunk NNSA Secure Transport Drivers

Atta boy D'Ago, keep up the good work! Notice how he avoids the bad press. "The Energy Department referred questions to its National Nuclear Security Administration, which had no immediate comment." Nah....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Open campus

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"Open campus" = no security threat. No Pu = no security threat. You need to understand that it was never about protecting employees, but protecting nuclear material. No nuclear material = no protection. You aren't that special. Get used to it.

Layoffs of 100 Security Police at LLNL in November?

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Layoffs of 100 Security Police at LLNL in November.

I heard a rumor and that may be all it is but I heard they laid off 100 of the 152 security police at LLNL in November. Seems like a lot of security to dump for now reason in a time when terrorism looms everywhere and for any reason, especially when LLNL is going to be open campus very soon. What a joke that is.

U.S. wants $85 million for nuclear complex

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U.S. wants $85 million for nuclear complex
Nov. 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Washington called for investing more than $85 billion during the next decade to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, the White House said.

The White House said the National Nuclear Security Administration, the agency tasked with ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, lost 20 percent of its purchasing power during the administration of George W. Bush.

The White House said it was committed to modernizing the arsenal the agency that supports it. U.S. President Barack Obama called for $7 billion to fund the NNSA for 2011, which represents close to a 10 percent increase from the previous year.

Another $600 million would be tacked on to the funding measure for 2012, which the White House said was part of an $85 billion proposal for the next decade.

The funding measure proposed by the White House is more than $4.1 billion than a plan provided to U.S. lawmakers earlier this year.

"This level of funding is unprecedented since the end of the Cold War," the White House added in a statement.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Nuclear Material Removed From Livermore Lab

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More Nuclear Material Removed From Livermore Lab
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has sent 80 percent of its highly secured "special nuclear material" to five other government sites, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said yesterday (see GSN, Oct. 1, 2009).

The material has been sent to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, the Idaho National Laboratory and the Nevada National Security Site.

The deliveries were part of a U.S. effort begun four years ago to consolidate high-security nuclear material at the five facilities by 2012. Removal of the sensitive material from Lawrence Livermore is set to wrap up that year.

“The removal of 80 percent of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s highest security category nuclear material demonstrates continued progress and is the result of some very hard work,” NNSA Deputy Administrator Donald Cook said in a statement. “NNSA continues to make tremendous strides in transforming a Cold War nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century nuclear security enterprise that is smaller, safer, and more efficient. Safely and efficiently removing special nuclear material from Livermore by the end of 2012 is a major part of that effort” (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration release I, Nov. 10).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Open Enrollers: Legal Insurance is a Scam!

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Open Enrollers: Legal Insurance is a Scam!
We had legal insurance for years, thinking that having a lawyer to speak to on demand would be fantastic. It's embarrassing for me to admit how long it took to figure out why I never, ever "had a case."

If I thought I had a case, it might cost THEM money!

I could have gone to Small Claims Court many times and found restitution with "the elders of my community" for problems we had with the title of our house, extortion by banks, stubborn mistakes on credit reports - the list is long. But the on-call lawyer never even once suggested this, even though Small Claims wouldn't have cost them anything! Unless you know you're going to need a lawyer in 2011, this is not worth the money.

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