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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ex-Congresswoman Heather Wilson inappropriately paid by Sandia Labs

Ex-Congresswoman Heather Wilson inappropriately paid by Sandia Labs: http://www.nukewatch.org/watchblog/?p=1617 "The DOE IG report said that the facts indicate that federal funds were used for prohibited lobbying activities"

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Another crooked politician, pockets almost half a million dollars and with no consequences ....Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Sandia, shame on you! How embarrassing!

Anonymous said...

Sandia has a history of setting up suspect consulting "contracts" with very unsavory characters as well. Just look at recent history.

Anonymous said...

I think all Labs personnel are inappropriately paid. Why should this be a story making news. Everyone at all labs should be brought up on criminal charges. The one who wares out the knee pads wins.

POS

Anonymous said...

November 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM

And you say you're not bitter. Pants on fire.

Anonymous said...

Read the newer posting before you jump on SNL, because LLNL and LANL are involved

Anonymous said...

Ah, got to love that last post. Yes , don't come down on SNL because LLNL and LANL are all involved too.

So if you want to rip off the public and line your pockets, make sure you spread your contracts around so everyone is at fault. This is a great strategy! Heather is a genius!

All a bunch of scumbags!

Anonymous said...



Read the newer posting before you jump on SNL, because LLNL and LANL are involved

November 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Maybe LLNL is involved, but haven't seen that in any of the stories. LANL was called out in the IG report on several locations, as was SNL.

Anonymous said...

Correct! The article says nothing about LLNL but definitely Sandia and LANL are involved, with Sandia doing much of the wrongdoing!

http://llnlthetruestory.blogspot.com/2013/08/sandia-to-blame-for-cost-overruns.html said...

Sandia is well-known to have overrun costs

http://llnlthetruestory.blogspot.com/2013/08/sandia-to-blame-for-cost-overruns.html

...as well as having managers that spend frivolously on extraneous trips...

"a couple of people in the Materials Chemistry department (including Adam Rowen, the manager) at Sandia booked a trip using Sandia funds to Hawaii to attend the 2012 ECS meeting. That is definitely a waste!"

Anonymous said...

Hell, Sandia has been giving jobs and money to political figures and ex-Generals for years. All in the name to influence or pad their budget. Hopefully, this time they got their "weenie" slammed in the door.

Anonymous said...

She was also on the political payola roll of NTS out in Nevada, too. This girl's got game!

Anonymous said...

More power to her. She's taking care of her family.

Anonymous said...


This is the way of the world, Heather is just better player than most so who can blame her. There are winners and losers in life. Managers and workers, lions and gazelles. We all know the rules and we all play. If you lose than do not blame the better player. Envy the better player and up your game for the next go around, become the lion. Morals are nice but they can also be the excuse of losers. Come on if you where better players would you be so moral? I think not.

Anonymous said...

November 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Double Bubba is back!!!

Anonymous said...

Double Bubba is back!!!

November 10, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yeah and he also calls himself "POS" now. How unfortunate. Sigh...

Anonymous said...

I think that although Double Bubba is indeed a POS, he's not the one that signs off as "POS". That's a different POS.

Anonymous said...

"Lions and gazelles", this is how many in the Bechtelized for-profit management team at the "new & improved" NNSA labs now see their employees? Sickening! What have we become?

Anonymous said...

""Lions and gazelles", this is how many in the Bechtelized for-profit management team at the "new & improved" NNSA labs now see their employees? Sickening! What have we become?

November 11, 2013 at 9:21 AM"

Hashtag, what we have become is a for profit corporation. We now follow corporate practices to make a profit. What is good for the corporation is not necessarily good for America. If you do not like it get out. If you like it try to get what you can from it for you and the corporation.

"Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we're going to win
Kevin O'Leary"

Think about this and the way our contract is set up. Most of the profit is for safety and security.
Science is not part of the profit
and in most ways it is liability to LLNLs and can cost them money. You are NOT part of the team and the non-managers at LLNL are the competition. LLNLs is about making a profit nothing more and nothing less. In the end do not take what they do to you as personal it is just business.

Anonymous said...

Science is not part of the profit

November 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Apparently you have no idea how the award fee (i.e., the profit) is determined. The science goals are as important as the operations goals in determining the "profit."

Anonymous said...

"Apparently you have no idea how the award fee (i.e., the profit) is determined. The science goals are as important as the operations goals in determining the "profit."

November 12, 2013 at 9:04 AM"

I think you might be mistaken on this point. Science goals at best are 30% of the fee. You can look this up. In fact I believe the exact breakdown was put on this very blog The meaning of 30% science itself is very vague. If you got rid of half the science at the lab I you doubt you would lose more than 5% of the bonus. Think about that

Anonymous said...

It's called white collar welfare/charity, young grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

It's called taking advantage of the position you have created for yourself, by long and hard effort creating connections, influences, obligations, and insights (i.e., politics). That is the way that part of our world works. Like it or don't; it won't change and if you can get your act together, you can also benefit from the churn, if you can see the wave and catch it with the right timing. Stay ignorant of the world around you and you will continue to lose. Blinders make you blind.

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