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Thursday, February 7, 2019

LLNL tombstone picture

Now that LLNL has survived ten years past transition, and prospers, is it time to retire the tombstone on the masthead?

11 comments:

scooby said...

Prosper? That is your opinion. I will remove it only because it is outdated not because LLNL prospered. Do you have a suggestion for a replacement?

Anonymous said...

"Now that LLNL has survived ten years past transition, and prospers, is it time to retire the tombstone on the masthead?"

Yes it is true, LLNS corporate prospers $$$. It is also true that from 2007 to the present, taxpayers pay more and get less, and LLNS employees and retirees are worse off. Scooby, maybe you can replace the tombstone with this definition and symbol:

"The expression "to throw a curveball" essentially translate to introducing a significant deviation to a preceding concept."

https://www.stockunlimited.com/vector-illustration/two-fingers-pitch-sign-curve-ball-sign_1955573.html

Anonymous said...

Keep the tombstone. The Lab that I knew when I started in the 70's was not the same Lab prior to the contract change, but a great deal of that change was due to the stoppage of testing in the 90's. That death spiral was put into overdrive at the contract change. Bechtel brought NOTHING to the table but carpetbaggers. The place simply continued to lurch along after the contract changed. The Lab that I knew and was proud of died and you are now viewing a corpse.

Anonymous said...

How about a picture of the Los Alamos mesa, since there is essentially nothing related to LLNL here anymore?

Anonymous said...

2/07/2019 3:56 PM

Does this mean LLNL employees are content? Or they are secure in their future? Or that are resigned to their fate? Or they think that no speaking up or complaining can change anything?

I'm sure Scooby is not censoring LLNL comments.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, prosper is in the eye of the beholder. LLNL budget up roughly 50 percent in six or seven years is nothing to sneeze at. Staff expanding rapidly. Plenty of interesting work. Is it the Lab of the 1980s? No! Was it going to stay that lab without the management change, highly debatable even if the Cold War had stayed hot all these years.

Anonymous said...

"This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA."

Any change from the tombstone should reflect the blogs continued stated purpose. As far as "budget up roughly 50 percent", "interesting work" and such, that's Newsline material. Don't be pressured into changing narrative Scooby.

Anonymous said...

I changed my mind about keeping the tombstone. That money handshake show what the lab had become. Gotta keep up with the times.

Anonymous said...

Was it going to stay that lab without the management change, highly debatable even if the Cold War had stayed hot all these years.

2/09/2019 4:30 PM

What about the New Cold War? Against Russia and China as economic and military adversaries?

Anonymous said...

LANL was created to get us out of a hot war. LLNL was created to keep us ahead of our nuclear adversaries. What have they done for us lately? In the MidEast? Against Russia, China?

Anonymous said...

What do you want from nuclear weapons laboratories for those issues?? Bark up another tree.

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