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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

More problems at LANL

A new article in the New Mexican "Federal audit finds more management problems at LANL" describes a DOE audit of health and safety issues at LANL. 

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/federal-audit-finds-more-management-problems-at-lanl/article_bb9add0f-cc21-5306-ad42-fa02c9630d91.html

It explains that "Without understanding the causes of such problems, managers can’t come up with the right fixes." Further "the reluctance of upper-level managers to listen to concerns from workers" was part of the cause of the WIPP accident but then went on to say that, "The auditors did find that a program established by lab managers to handle employee concerns was 'generally effective.'” Perhaps they should look into the creative fiction in reports in that program for a clue about why it might not be as effective as it and LANS claim it to be.

The bottom line is employees know never to say "no," question or to complain to a manager. This was not such a severe problem under UC but managers who started under UC and still at LANL have learned to adapt to the way things are done in the corporate, for-profit world. As managers have less and less expertise and no tolerance for technical detail, questions, or careful consideration, things get more and more dangerous.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

The question is not "is there a problem?". The question is who is listening?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely no one. Get used to it. Your future is in your hands, only. Take charge of it and do what is right for you and your family, because no one else gives a shit about you.

Anonymous said...

The question of "who is listening" is valid. Instead of news, we are obligated to read yet another example of recycled reporting by the Santa Fe New Mexican. Nothing new, nothing commented upon by asking the lab for comment, And in their typical style of shotty journalism, they recycle tired old former lab employees who "gladly collect their monthly retirement"' reiterate phrases that they probably read in their performance appraisals when they worked at the lab a long time ago. The other negative former lab employee, Chuck Montano probably wasn't available. I suspect he is on a book tour, or perhaps in Hollywood trying to get a movie deal. Throw in Greg Mello, Don Hancock and the other anti's and the Santa Fe New Mexican could have written a front page story about a reunion of the anti-LANL establishment. My guess is that there is nothing newsworthy there.

BTW, Doug, I used to like your blog until you "retired". For the record, much of what LANL does cannot be done elsewhere because the DOE isn't willing to spend the BILLIONS required to build a zero-risk facility.

If you look at the recent management changes at LANL, there is something to note. The more recent management additions made by Charlie has been to promote from within, and in that effort, he has appointed former LANL people who started when UC ran the place. It might be newsworthy to ask why...but it is because the "corporate partners" send us incompetent people who are taking a rest between climbing the corporate ladder, or are recycled "formerly of ..." Failed contract bids from elsewhere. Aside from The UC folks, they have no long term plans to remain here, solve problems, or become vested with the people and the area. They bring in "their ways", and fail to bring in the tools to improve the place. You do the impossible with what they give because you believe in the laboratory, the mission and the nation. What we do has hazards, and we do it safely. We are successful 99% of the time. The Santa Fe New Mexican profits from the 1%.

LANL is a great place to work. A diverse and talented group of people come in every day to serve the nation. We have morons for managers. If you doubt me, just look at the management at the Plutonium Facility. Unfortunately, we look like the entity that runs the place...the DOE/NNSA.

Anonymous said...

9:49PM has it about right. First, the Santa Fe New Mexican does not pass any standard for journalism. Second, the external lab critics, especially the former lab employees, are typical of all that is wrong about the lab--a residue of entitlement fostered by almost 30 years of special treatment by Senator Domenici where all drank the Kool Aid, from the local politicians to the University of California. And, right about the lack of investment by managers brought in by corporate partners. And, finally, right about the diverse and talented group of people who come in every day to serve the nation.

Besides the lack of management acumen or perspective, one problem is that the clarity of mission continues to fade with time and the distance from WWII and the Cold War. The weapons labs have become insurance hedges but the deteriorating infrastructure and erosion of current design knowledge and application make one wonder if the capability and capacity exist to cash in the insurance policy.

The pending contract competition will once again be an opportunity for the government to address real problems or exacerbate the conditions that have resulted in the current management FUBAR. I guess I know where I would put my bet.

Anonymous said...


The real problem that needs to be addressed is the "culture". Culture is hard see and even harder to define, and that is why it has been so difficult to root out and change, or eliminate. This has been the failure of UC and to some extent LANS. After the fall of Nanos the cultural elements went deep, underground, become unseen, which makes it just all the more dangerous. It is the most important problem that LANL faces. What is this culture? it is arrogance, hubris, skepticism, doubt, whining, vanity, sloth, hatred, brutality, silence, screaming, in your face, behind your back, sneakiness, lack of insight, and so on. It is everywhere and yet when you confront people it is nowhere, it hides behind "science" and all of the bad attitudes that comes with it. Culture is a dirty word and LANL is nothing if it is not culture. There are those that have been saying the obvious for years only to denied by the hidden culture or to be asked to "prove it" yet the very act have saying "prove it" is exactly the proof of its existence. Asking how it came to be, who started it, or why it exists to pointless, we must... he have to now accept it, there is no choice. We have to become obsessed with culture, those of us on right side of the fight must guard against fall victim to culture. You must renoucnce those who are part of the culture, you must report them, shame them, and see to that they know they are not part of Los Almaos. If the question you, do not listen, and say "No questions, you are trying to trick me me your false logic!" . Be careful of these men of "culture", they are very "clever" and can use words to play tricks with your mind, they will say "this cannot be so because of that"...do not listen it is lie. They may say that certain critics are wrong or even crazy and again I tell you do not listen. It is up to you.

Anonymous said...

The 'management" team (Jeff Yarbrough, Tim George, Bob Mason, Wendy Baca, Anne Meneffe, etc) at TA55 is abysmal! They are the worst at LANL by far. They have policies that are not in effect at any other place throughout the rest of the lab (9x80A schedule for all, special shoe requirements, weird promotion rules, and so many more) They stomp on creativity and crush souls with glee. Everyone is terrified off them. Then they are dumbstruck as to why so many flee to PADSTE or ADW. A few managers are trying hard for instance Dave Armstrong at DET is one of the good ones.

Anonymous said...

6:06, if you substitute the word, "Jew", for "culture" in your meaningless diatribe, you'd sound exactly like Adolf Hitler in 1933. You haven't got a clue about LANL culture, or science you hateful moron.

Anonymous said...

March 16, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Exactly right. That kind of fascist thinking (do not listen to them, reply as such"..." is simple brainwashing, a la 1933 Italy and Mussolini. Or Trump. No rational, individual thought allowed.

Anonymous said...

The other negative former lab employee, Chuck Montano probably wasn't available. I suspect he is on a book tour, or perhaps in Hollywood trying to get a movie deal.

March 16, 2016 at 6:32 AM

No, he's living in his new $400,000 cabin in Northern NM that Charlie McMillan bought for him in his undisclosed settlement with LANS. No worries about Chuck coming back. He was bought out or as they say in Spanish he was "comprado".

The next time you see Chuck, ask him how much his settlement was. Everyone has a price to shut up, and certainly Chick did.

Anonymous said...

The 'management" team (Jeff Yarbrough, Tim George, Bob Mason, Wendy Baca, Anne Meneffe, etc) at TA55 is abysmal!

March 16, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Don't forget Mason's Deputy, Stu McKernan. Former Navy swabbie, it seems the only thing he does is jog around TA-55. Or about Brad "Bad" Storey. The place is infested was horrid managers. Oh and don't forget Hugh "Horrible" McGovern, who is now Mason's Operations Manager for RULOB and RLW. The former FOD of WETF/WFO, who failed there and was then re-hired by Mason, both former Savannah River Site (SRS) weenies.

Anonymous said...

No, he's living in his new $400,000 cabin in Northern NM that Charlie McMillan bought for him in his undisclosed settlement with LANS. No worries about Chuck coming back. He was bought out or as they say in Spanish he was "comprado".

The next time you see Chuck, ask him how much his settlement was. Everyone has a price to shut up, and certainly Chick did.

March 17, 2016 at 3:42 AM


Interesting post. After several drinks one time, had heard from a senior LANL official that is no longer with us that Charlie had paid off more than one former lab employee, some with well into the seven figures. If so, what a way to run a nuclear weapons lab.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about LANL. This blog is for LLNL former and current employees. Why don't you guys start your own blog and quit plugging ours up with your relentless blather.

Anonymous said...

If you said "Who cares about LANL" right before the transition from UC to LANS, you missed what could have been a very valuable learning experience, a comprehensive predictor of what was about to happen at LLNL. Perhaps you are happy to make that same mistake twice.

Anonymous said...

Charlie may be LANL Director, but he still behaves as if he were a LLNL employee, so it is all fair.

Anonymous said...


LLNL to just be shadow of LANL. What ever happens in LANL will happen to LLNL. It is s just a matter of time before they close LLNL and move the rest to the other NNSA labs. California does not want it, Livermore does not want it, and no one cares about it. What is done at LLNL that cannot be done cheaper or better elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Minor, unnecessary CAT III Pu work? Hah!

Anonymous said...

LANL people should create their own blog.

Anonymous said...

March 17, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Gee, you guys at LANL have a real mess on your hands. Most of you opted for TCP1. Not so at LLNL. What you did at LANL had zero bearing on what we did at LLNL. LANL is a waste land from what I have read here. You guys could screw up a peanut butter sandwich.

Anonymous said...

Gee, you guys at LANL have a real mess on your hands. Most of you opted for TCP1.

March 17, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Huh? That was only possible at the transition in 2006. Everyone hired since then (thousands) is in TCP2 (i.e., the 401k) just like every corporate employee in the country. TCP1 will continue to pay pensions for enrollees for many years without cutbacks or failures, until the last member is dead. TCP2 will always be subject to the contractor decision on matching payments and the vagaries of the market. BTW, what was the LLNL split between TCP1 and TCP2 at your transition?

Anonymous said...

If you said "Who cares about LANL" right before the transition from UC to LANS, you missed what could have been a very valuable learning experience, a comprehensive predictor of what was about to happen at LLNL. Perhaps you are happy to make that same mistake twice.

March 17, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Well apparently LLNL cares. Isn't that why you sent us Mara, Knapp, Anastasio, and McMillan. Oh, LLNL cares, they care a lot, all the way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
LANL people should create their own blog.

March 17, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Why bother when we can usurp yours? Steal your lunch too, while we're at it!

Anonymous said...

Physics Today
What went wrong with the Los Alamos contract?
David Kramer
Citation: Physics Today 69(3), 22 (2016); doi: 10.1063/PT.3.3103
View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3103
View Table of Contents: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/69/3?ver=pdfcov Published by the AIP Publishing

Anonymous said...

Every time LLNL sends a manager to LANL, the average skill level of both sites goes up.

Anonymous said...

And eventually the skill level at LLNL will creep up to where they know how to do EOS experiments at NIF, and at LANL it will inch up to where they realize that it is really dumb to send LANL designs to LLNL to keep them afloat.

Anonymous said...

Physics Today
What went wrong with the Los Alamos contract?
David Kramer
Citation: Physics Today 69(3), 22 (2016); doi: 10.1063/PT.3.3103
View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3103
View Table of Contents: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/69/3?ver=pdfcov Published by the AIP Publishing

The article gets it right, the problem is the culture. Those smart sneaky LANL people, they are very very clever and instantly figured out that they could wait out the industrial contractors. Bechtel thought they where dealing with normal people who had a shred of dignity but not LANL, they totally underestimated how deep the culture is and that scientists especially LANL scientists are not like normal humans. I feel bad for Bechtel in many ways but they should have brought in a scorched earth policy right away, they realized this solution too late. As someone said Bechtel can easily work with warlords in the Congo, rebuild Iraq in a warzone, undertake and flawlessly complete largest and most complex engineering projects ever seen by mankind, yet they could not deal with LANL people and the culture. Unreal.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, some people hate LANL like the mouse hates the cat. Not a lot of point to it, because there is nothing you can do about it.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. I could have written this myself! It appears nothing will done about it either. It's as if it is no one even notices.

Anonymous said...

9:54, you are a bitter, clueless, dishonest individual. You might make it in the.ranks of LLNL management, but will never, ever be part of the proud scientific heritage that won both WWII and the Cold War.

Anonymous said...

9:54, you are a bitter, clueless, dishonest individual.

To deny there is a cultural problem at LANL is proof that there is a cultural problem. Nanos said to those people that they "did not get it" and the amazing thing is they in fact "did not get it". How can you defeat an enemy like that? An enemy that does "not get it". You cannot reason it with, it will just say "get what" what is "it". It just waits you out, tell me how do you answer that?

Anonymous said...

March 19, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Great, defending Nanos. Man, you are sick. Really.

Anonymous said...

"To deny there is a culture problem at LANL is proof that there is a culture problem."

And that fallacy, ladies and gentlemen, is what we scientists must deal with day in and day out. I miss the days when we were managed by individuals with both brains and integrity. Then again, I forthrightly deny the stolen mustang, Wen Ho spy rings, missing CREM, and, yes, the culture of complacency. I don't deny them to prove anything. I deny them because they do not exist.

Anonymous said...

March 20, 2016 at 9:24 AM

All good, except about Wen Ho Lee. He existed and he copied SRD data to an unsecured network and then wrote it to tape and took it away. No one disputes that; the computer forensics were crystal clear, following his every step. The fact that the public never got to hear those facts in an open trial doesn't negate them.

Anonymous said...

March 20, 2016 at 10:49 AM

So than there is a cultural problem, UC is the bad guy, and we needed to privatize LANL and LLNL.
It all makes so much sense now.

Anonymous said...

No cultural problem is implied by the actions of one person. Get it? But you can thank him for the culture of incredible, insane cyber security rules that followed.

Anonymous said...

You know the person(s) who keep insisting that there is a cultural problem don't seem to know much or are determined to push their agenda even if they have to ignore the facts. Clearly most of the posters here know that except for one individual, Wen Ho, the "problems" be they cultural or otherwise never existed. As has been stated above, the actions of one individual do not a cultural problem make. It seems to me we may have Nanos himself reading and posting to this blog trying desperately to defend his abusive, ignorant actions, and the enormous harm he caused to innocent people and the country. Hey Nanobrain, you are an ignorant fool and if this blog didn't prohibit abusive language I would suggest some things you could do in your retirement. Hope it is short and unhappy.

Anonymous said...

For the record: Wen Ho Lee was never convicted of spying, unlike LLNL employee Peter Lee, who was. LLNL trolls need to check their historical facts.

Anonymous said...

For the record: Wen Ho Lee was never convicted of spying, unlike LLNL employee Peter Lee, who was. LLNL trolls need to check their historical facts.

March 22, 2016 at 3:53 PM

"Never convicted" is not the same as "never did anything wrong." What Wen did is also historical fact.

Anonymous said...

Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law is still the law of the USA.

Anonymous said...

Courts don't find you innocent, they find you "not guilty" given the evidence presented at the time. Those of us who know the truth will remain, and the truth also remains in records sealed by the court, and classified by the government. Those who harbor opinions based on ignorance will also remain.

Anonymous said...

Courts don't find you innocent, they find you "not guilty" given the evidence presented at the time. Those of us who know the truth will remain, and the truth also remains in records sealed by the court, and classified by the government. Those who harbor opinions based on ignorance will also remain.

March 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Funny, I also know people who claim "they know the truth" in the WHL case and say
he is innocent. Either they are lying, you are lying or the hidden evidence is not as hard as you claim and open to interpretation. In any case WHL was found not guilty.

Anonymous said...

Actually WHL pleaded guilty to mishandling RD. He got off the other counts because the FBI never did a proper investigation. When the case was over and LANL people were allowed to do a thorough investigation, they found overwhelming evidence that he had at least intended to commit espionage. Anyone who heard the classified evidence was convinced including his friends who had been sure a real investigation would prove him completely innocent. The full story of why he was suspected and then the FBI did such a poor investigation may never be public. It certainly was not explained in what I heard.

Anonymous said...

"When the case was over and LANL people were allowed to do a thorough investigation, they found overwhelming evidence that he had at least intended to commit espionage. Anyone who heard the classified evidence was convinced including his friends who had been sure a real investigation would prove him completely innocent. The full story of why he was suspected and then the FBI did such a poor investigation may never be public. "

Again this is only your opinion and goes against what others have said. We could just take your word for it by why should we?

A more likely scenario is that the FBI did have all the information but was not convinced it had a case. You on the other hand being a fan of CSI and Miami Vice know what real evidence is when you see it and what will or will not hold up in court and are much more knowledgeable than the entire FBI. Unfortunately the world will never know what a super genius detective you are and how much more you could figure out than the FBI. What a good thing you could post your insider information on the blog. You scream pure credibility.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how people who readily admit they don't have access to the real information on WHL claim that those who do are lying. And claiming that someone's description of what he was told in classified briefings is "only your opinion"?? Pretty out there. As if as long as there is someone "out there" has some other opinion, then one is free to choose what they will believe without any further reflection or consideration of the probability of truth on either side. OK, all opinions are equal, and any statements, regardless of apparent veracity or substance, are to be taken equally. Moral equivalence is what is killing this country. Also inability to recognize truth, or even admit that such a concept might exist or be meaningful. Go your merry way, because those of us who value truth will continue to protect your decision to be ignorant, even though you don't even know we are doing it.

Anonymous said...

"And claiming that someone's description of what he was told in classified briefings is "only your opinion"?? Pretty out there."

The thing is other people have claimed the opposite of what you are saying. If everyone said they have seen the real information came to the same conclusion that would give you some credibility. This however is not the case, how is it that others who claim they know come to the opposite view of things than you? Again either you are lying, they are lying or it is just a matter of opinion. There is no moral equivalence just differing accounts with no way to distinguish them. There is a truth out there but why should we believe you over other people? Maybe the best thing is to stick with the FBI outcome. Also whether the FBI screwed up is again a matter of your opinion.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the best thing is to stick with the FBI outcome.

March 25, 2016 at 6:24 AM

Agreed, except you don't know the "FBI outcome," only the judicial outcome. The FBI outcome was suppressed by their higher-ups.

Anonymous said...

"Agreed, except you don't know the "FBI outcome," only the judicial outcome. The FBI outcome was suppressed by their higher-ups."

How would you know? Of course you read "true detective" listen to Alex Jones and coast to coast so you know the "truth".
You sound a bit off if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

How would you know?

March 25, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Think about how many people "know." Lots of Justice Dept. and FBI people, including US Attorney and staff, other lawyers, agents, clerks, etc. Lots of DOE and LANL attorneys, technical experts, security people, upper management, etc. Lots of court officials, judges, clerks, etc. Maybe hundreds of people, maybe more, know the real story here. The main reason you don't is that many of the details are still classified by DOE and DoJ. Which is why the only official report of the entire investigation has more blacked out areas than text.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the classification of the evidence against WHL means that he was going to walk. It was probably going to be that way no matter what. He has been able to assert his self-serving version of events with his book which makes it sound like he was mistreated because he is Asian. Poor, poor, WHL! According to him he was just backing up his computer to an unclassified "but secure" computer. Sure and fairies fly out of my butt all the time.

Anonymous said...

Having been to more classified briefings than I care to remember, I have never ever seen them cover bad science, xray lasers, poor workmanship, predictions of ignition by puny lasers, or outright deception, although some of the briefings have been about rounding up subversive fairies that escaped from somewhere disgusting. I could prove this to you, but the information is classified, so you will have to trust me and take my word for it.

Anonymous said...

March 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM

You should never have had a clearance.

Anonymous said...

March 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM
You are obviously so stupid it seems unlikely you would understand anything at a briefing classified or not. Are your initials WHL?

Anonymous said...

Looks like 3:35 caught two with that one! Barnum was right.

Anonymous said...

You are obviously so stupid it seems unlikely you would understand anything at a briefing classified or not. Are your initials WHL?

March 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM

How do we know you are not a person with the initials of WHL or working with WHL. You could well be a disinformation agent or some kind of phishing troll. Your persecution of WHL is just a little to intense to be genuine.

Anonymous said...

You should never have had a clearance.

March 25, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Hey Mister "I know everything but it is classified", I bet you are the kind of guy who hangs out in drive bars and tells women or men " let me tell you about the world, since I know all this classified stuff", or " I was high level agent heading the navy seal ranger sniper team, won multiple medals and personally worked in Oliver North but of course it is all classified so there is no public information about it". If you really did know anything you sure as hell would no be bragging about it on a blog. Sorry but you simply are a lying sack of crap. Sure, you know all about Wen Ho Lee, won the congressional iron cross medal of honor, was on combat missions in Jamaica with the dirty bakers dozen, and got the first zero g kill in the NASA special forces but all this is classified and sealed. F off you offing fake.

Anonymous said...

I am quite confused. Why would WHL write that he is really guilty? Why would LANL people say they had seen a classified briefing saying he was guilty? If they were going to make something up, wouldn't it look better for both if they said he was absolutely innocent and even that they heard it in a classified briefing? You guys seem both nasty and to have things a bit upside-down.

Anonymous said...

Look it up. WHL has admitted he downloaded and copied classified data, and removed it from LANL. It was the basis for his guilty plea for mishandling Restricted Data. He refused to say what he did with it. He claimed he was protecting it in a "more secure way." The tapes he admitted to have made and taken away have never been found. This is all public record. WHL apologists need to read the actual facts.

Anonymous said...

"If they were going to make something up, wouldn't it look better for both if they said he was absolutely innocent and even that they heard it in a classified briefing?"

Because that is what the weak minded would assume.

Anonymous said...

The tapes he admitted to have made and taken away have never been found. This is all public record. WHL apologists need to read the actual facts.

Agreed these are the actual facts, not thet " I know secret information that is seald under court docs that prove WHL was beyond guilty, LANL is full of cowboys with a cultural problem".

Anonymous said...

It is so sad that Bechtel could not break the culture. We need divine intervention to smite the culture and the scientists. May LANL be crushed by the fist of God.

Anonymous said...

Ah the bad culture of the PhDs again. It seems to be the boogyman that keeps popping up. Poor Bechtel trying to deal with these bad people. They only had 10s of millions of dollars and more managers and people to hide their mistreatment of the PhDs and others than your average Fortune 500 company. They can keep piling on the management and the lawsuit settlements because the taxpayer has to pay for it all. If there was any culture to crush, it has been well and truly crushed. LANL is dying because good scientists and honest people are leaving as quickly as they can. (No everyone can't just leave whenever they want they may have kids in school or other considerations.) The same is happening a LLNL. You aren't aware of where the true problems come from. It isn't good scientists and others trying to do their jobs honestly. That is and has been the culture. Bechtel is changing and has to a large extent changed that. Why would you think that a PhD and not a management mandate to mistreat people any way you want make for bad "culture"?

You sound like a Bechtel manager who tried to get the PhDs to say the sky was red and they refused or was a PhD somehow involved in your potty training going wrong?

Anonymous said...

LANL good.
Bechtel bad.

Broken records just keep on playing the same song, over and over again.

Anonymous said...

Are you leaving this comment on all the threads? It really isn't thoughtful, helpful, illuminating or clever but then you probably aren't either.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it keeps him off the streets.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it keeps him off the stree

March 28, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Your mocking proves that LANL culture of arrogance is alive and well. The next contractor will have to deal with this culture. How on earth can people have respect for arrogance is beyond me. I had to watch the Big Bang Theory once and I was just disgusted. If there is a subsection of the United States population that thinks like this than it explains why this country is so screwed up and why LANL is such a failure. Sandia has less Phds than LANL and it works 100 times better. What does that tell you? Oh I know some nerd is going to say that I am a dumb hick who hates education. I do not hate eduction I just hate what eduction does to people. If your minds are so great how come we get the same thing over and over, LANL good, Bechtel bad? Denial is not just river in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Denial is not just river in Brazil.

March 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM

Yeah, well, you can say you don't hate education, but it's obvious you never tried it. I learned where the Nile River is in third grade. Hint: it's not in Brazil. You're right about one thing, though. You don't need anyone mocking you; you do a fine job of it yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, well, you can say you don't hate education, but it's obvious you never tried it. I learned where the Nile River is in third grade. Hint: it's not in Brazil. You're right about one thing, though. You don't need anyone mocking you; you do a fine job of it yourself.

March 29, 2016 at 10:03 AM"

Your arrogance is starting to show again. You just cannot help it can you.

Anonymous said...

Your arrogance is starting to show again. You just cannot help it can you.

March 29, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Your ignorance is starting to show again. You just cannot help it can you.

Anonymous said...

Your mocking proves that LANL culture of arrogance is alive and well.

March 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM

Interesting since I have absolutely no connection to LANL. Paranoid much?

Anonymous said...

Interesting since I have absolutely no connection to LANL. Paranoid much?

March 29, 2016 at 1:35 PM

This is exactly how the LANL culture corrupts, you may think it has no connection to you, but you watch Big Bang Theory, you read Carl Sagan, you think highly of education, you question, you doubt, and you mock, this is the LANL culture, beware, because, LANL is not good, Bechtel is not bad. LANL is bad Bechtel is good. Repeat this over and over. LANL bad, LANL bad.

Anonymous said...

"Sandia has less Phds than LANL and it works 100 times better. "

March 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM obviously doesn't know what she is talking about. Sandia has never designed, built, or tested a nuclear explosive.

Anonymous said...

March 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Yeah, I do think highly of education. The fact that you don't says all that anyone needs to know about you. Ignorant and happy about it. No need for actual knowledge when unfounded opinions can suffice. No difference between right and wrong. Money is all that matters (even though you can't figure out why you don't have any). You are happy to go through your life never knowing anything that is even the slightest bit outside your own anecdotal (sorry for the big word) experience. Luckily for the rest of us, you are inconsequential to anyone else's life.

Anonymous said...

March 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

So your entire well thought and deep argument is: LANL Good, Bechtel Bad. Thats it, thats all your have? Can't you think of something better? Wow I am impressed by the so callused best and brightest. And you deny that there is a mass cultural problem at LANL? And on top of that you mock those that are just pointing out the truth for the whole world to see. You imply that critics of the lab have an agenda or are even possibly mentally unstable. Tell me how that is not a culture of arrogance?

Anonymous said...

So your entire well thought and deep argument is: LANL Good, Bechtel Bad.

April 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Not at all. You missed my point completely. My point is: March 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM Bad; everyone else Good.

Anonymous said...

Seriously 2:08 you think you know about LANL culture from the Big Bang theory? Well I have watched The Simpsons so I know all about you, Homer.

Anonymous said...

"You imply that critics of the lab have an agenda or are even possibly mentally unstable."

Now that is one crazy idea, or one mentally unstable idea.

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