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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Brett Knapp passed away

I was just told that Bret Knapp passed away yesterday.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Confirmed in an email from McMillan to LANL staff today.

Anonymous said...

No matter where you stand with Knapp, 56 is way too long to be exiting.

Anonymous said...

That should have been "young," not long.

Anonymous said...

It is terrible. I suspect there will be a big jump in retirements now as a result.

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

Let's see how long it takes for the no-class cretins to start the Knapp-bashing. Let the poor guy and his family have peace.

Anonymous said...

I suspect there will be a big jump in retirements now as a result.

Not my post, but such events can lead people at similar ages and beyond to ask themselves "Is this how I want to spend whatever time is left for me to enjoy?" And different people will have different answers.

Anonymous said...

All you people who unfairly bashed Brett Knapp in the past are all going to hell. Burn, you evil scums.

Anonymous said...

What about the fair ones? They vastly outnumber the others.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
All you people who unfairly bashed Brett Knapp in the past are all going to hell. Burn, you evil scums.
November 23, 2014 at 1:23 PM"

I do not know Brett Knapp but I know Bill Goldstein.

My condolences to the family of Brett.

I read good and bad comments about Brett and Goldstein. So I can imagine...at the funeral service of Brett Knapp, Bill Goldtein pretended to be really nice guy. (He event sent a really statement about the passing of Brett to employees). So Goldtein asked the Pastor/official who conducted the funeral service to proclaim Brett was a Saint during the service. The Pastor/official, knew Brett over the years, looked deep in his heart,tried to find a faint reason to declare Brett a Saint. But he could not find any. "I am sorry Dr. Goldtein, I knew Brett Knapp, I can not do it."

"Oh please Pastor, I am the director of the LLNS, I already sent my employees a very nice statement about Knapp. If you do not proclaim Knapp a Saint, my employees will know that I have lying all these time."

"OK, I will be very charitable to you, I will say Brett is a Saint in the service" the Pastor said.

So the pastor eulogized Brett Knapp. "...Brett was a not too good a scientist, he killed a lot of career of good employees at LLNL. He then went to Los Alamo Lab and killed off more projects and careers of decent workers. He came back to Livermore, wielding the sword, really to kill more projects and careers of decent employees. He was thirsty to destroy people's lives. BUT compared to Bill GoldStein, Brett Knapp Was A Saint."

Anonymous said...

November 23, 2014 at 9:27 PM

You are a classless, clueless, scumbag. Can't bring yourself to have respect for the deceased and his family. Can't see when simple human decency requires you to just shut it. Can't see that you are a really stupid human being. Does your mother know you are such a jerk?

Anonymous said...

The previous post does not have anything to do with Knapp. The poster is none as you labelled him.
If Knapp has harmed any employee/coworker etc.. in any way; it is true that we should pay respect to deceased family. But paying respect to the family does not take away the irresponsibility that Knapp committed.
Reading between the lines or so in the post, it has everything to do with Goldstein.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knapp is resting now beyond caring. His family, however, is greiving and deserves a peaceful place to do so.

I remember the pain that the death of James Leadstrom, caused on his family. They were hurt by some of the callous comments in this blog about his tragic accident.

Death is different. It should be handled by each of us with the utmost consideration, partly for the innocent suvivors and partly so we become who we aspire to be.

May Brett and Jim rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Yes pay your respects to those that have passed on or just retired, but do so for all LANSLLNS employes including the worker bees.

Anonymous said...

If you think of yourself as a "worker bee" instead of a competent professional you cast yourself as subservient and not deserving of highest respect. Rethink your self-impression.

Anonymous said...

A thoughtful response. When the term "worker bee" is used, it is not to meant to diminish the value or respect of employees, rather it is meant to express the lack of respect or value of the workforce by LANSLLNS management. If you look at comments on this blog where the "worker bee" term is used, generally they are conveying concern for there fellow employees. I think your comment was sincere though.

Anonymous said...

Please look up "their" vs "there."

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Sunny said...

I know this blog is old. I'm wanting some info as to what Brett did or didn't do. He actually was my uncle, and just found out yesterday he passed away. Brett, Sheryl (my moms sister/Brett's wife) and their kids have been estranged from the family for years. I barely have a memory of him. Sadly as I ask the rest of my family, I feel like they are withholding stuff. I'd just like to know. That's all. I'm in no way possible going to defend, make excuses, justify anything. I'd just like to know what the actual situation was. As I'm tired of our family not speaking and hiding things.

If anyone sees this and wants to give any info please feel free to contact me at sunnysunshine0609@gmail.com.
I'd really appreciate it.

Thank you
Sunny Bange

Anonymous said...

I hope you find out what you need Sunshine. Sometimes people want to keep you from things when you should be able to make your own decision.

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