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Thursday, July 12, 2018

CU Boulder professor misappropriated funds

Sure better hope that Battelle is ready to deal with the LANL issues that just never seem to stop making news 

http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_31999989/cu-professor-felony-misappropriating-money

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Sure better hope that Battelle is ready to deal with the LANL issues that just never seem to stop making news "


How on earth did you come to this conclusion? This is a problem with CU Boulder, not LANL. Look I know you really really hate LANL but this is not the problem of LANL. What is you issue? Just let it go

Anonymous said...

These kind of thefts do not happen without the willing help of an inside person and it is the culture of corruption and misuse of funds that has been rampant at LANL for many years that not only permits such theft but even condones it.

Anonymous said...

7:48 is Chris Mechels. He is like our local crazy uncle. Ignore him.

Anonymous said...

These kind of thefts do not happen without the willing help of an inside person and it is the culture of corruption and misuse of funds that has been rampant at LANL for many years that not only permits such theft but even condones it.

July 13, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Great tongue-in-cheek comment.

Anonymous said...

So how did the LANL contracts office (1) set up a contract with an individual instead of a proper contract office at the college and (2) who approved the invoices at LANL? Does LANL
have to pay the money back to NNSA? Wow.

Anonymous said...

July 13, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Wow over the rainbow, totally crazy.

Anonymous said...

For every one that gets caught, there are probably ten more that skate free.

Anonymous said...

3:25 pm gets it, what was broken at LANL to allow funds to be transferred to this guy in a non-standard way, that allowed him to misuse them? There's more to this story.

Anonymous said...

When I worked at LANL, university contracts were carefully structured. These are government funds that are being spent for a specific research and development project which is to benefit the government (NNSA). There is a specific scope that is somewhat speculative but there are parameters and deliverables, even if the deliverable is documentation of the scientific research. LANL often loans the university specialized equipment to carry out the research project. These types of university contracts are plums and are often requested by senior scientists and senior level managers for his or her alma mater.

Another issue on the Triad to do list.

Anonymous said...

Since this was from the STE part of LANL, run by UC under LANS and still by UC under Triad, would not expect much to change.

Anonymous said...



From reading the article it looks like this all went down after 2006 which is also coincides with LANS coming in and the change of the lab from service to for profit. I am sure that Bechtel and other contractors wanted fast and loose rules for "external contracts". If LANL had any culpability than it would likely be with the new entities that came in after 2006. Just another reason to be happy that Bechtel is gone.

I think the LANL hater is just desperate for something to bash LANL with. There is probably more to the story but I would bet it has to do with CU rather than LANL, but hey a haters got to hate.

Anonymous said...

but hey a haters got to hate.

July 15, 2018 at 12:45 PM

I don't understand the prejudice against "haters." Aren't hateful things worthy of hate? Is there nothing despicable enough to hate? Doesn't hate give you focus on the good things in life? How else to tell the difference? Or don't you think there is a difference between good and hateful? Makes no sense to me. I find hate to be a very useful and valuable emotion, when applied appropriately and with rational thought.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the prejudice against "haters." Aren't hateful things worthy of hate? Is there nothing despicable enough to hate? Doesn't hate give you focus on the good things in life? How else to tell the difference? Or don't you think there is a difference between good and hateful? Makes no sense to me. I find hate to be a very useful and valuable emotion, when applied appropriately and with rational thought.

July 15, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Assuming you are not a troll, than yes of course there are things in life to detest or hate. Things like injustice, crime, dishonesty, deception, the usual pack of things that are generally universally considered bad. The problem with some of the posters is not so much hate but obsession that someones complete identity is completely tied to hating LANL. In other words hate towards something that is worthy of hate can be valuable but hate towards something that is not founded in reality but founded in delusion is almost always bad usually for the person with the hate. You can hate specific things in life but if the only thing you have in life is just hatred for something that is not very valuable especially if that thing is not even worthy of hate on any rational level. Let a hater hate is the same as saying that crazy people believe what crazy people believe.

The so called LANL haters are kind of fascinating as I have meet a few in real life. They seem to share many things in common with others who express a similar all consuming obsessive hatred towards certain groups, religions, political groups ect. They all have the same attitude that if we just got rid "those people" or "those institutions" everything would be right with the world. By interacting with them you can understand better how certain totalitarian regimes or cults have come about in which ones needs a very well defined enemy to hate at all costs and only when that enemy is gone will we be saved. The odd part is that rational for such hatred is always lacking.

Anonymous said...

12:45. You need to get your facts straight. Bechtel had nothing to do with this contract. It was a weapons science contract in the area of non-linear turbulence. You appear to not know who leads this work, therefore it is unlikely that you are a LANL employee.

Anonymous said...

LANL Cowboys strike again.

INL specialists left plutonium in their car. In the morning, it was gone

Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/northwest/idaho/article214731995.html#storylink=cpy

This is what happens when you let cowboy scientists do things you get this. Now of course this is not actually LANL people but the LANL cowboy culture can infests anything including Idaho National Lab, after all we all know that LANL has been and will always be the only lab with problems so therefore this is a LANL problem. We also know UC ran the labs so therefore this is UCs fault. See how this works!

Anonymous said...

12:45. You need to get your facts straight. Bechtel had nothing to do with this contract. It was a weapons science contract in the area of non-linear turbulence. You appear to not know who leads this work, therefore it is unlikely that you are a LANL employee.

July 16, 2018 at 4:27 PM

You must be a Bechtel guy, always trying to deflect the blame. Look all I am saying is that that contract changed 2006, this stuff happened right after that...what is the new element...Bechtel. Is this a random or is there more to it, look at all the bad things that have happened since Bechtel came in and you will see a trend.

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