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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. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Opinions not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email jlscoob5@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Livermore Continues to Lead Los Alamos

Anonymously contributed:

Charles McMillan has been appointed director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Lab for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The appointments were announced today by Norman Pattiz, chairman of the LANS Board of Governors, and are effective June 1, 2011.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Livermore unemployment dips!

A bit of good news!


http://livermore.patch.com/articles/livermore-unemployment-rate-dips-slightly-in-april

Saturday, May 21, 2011

who will the new director(s) be?

Contributed by thief:

Since this strikes me as a wagering crowd...or at least one favorably disposed to making wildly exaggerated statements about matters where there is little legitimate information....are we making bets about who the new director will be?

Monday, May 16, 2011

What is the DOE strategy?

Last week, Newsline announced that DOE will be outlining its strategies.
Does anyone know what they were? in summary?

Thank you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Comments about my moderation

I started seeing people being hung up on the comments I delete after the fact.
If they violate posted blog rules, you bet I am going to delete them.
Comments about why I delete comments are, by their very nature, off topic and will too be deleted.
Don't bother making such comments. Instead, recommend a new post and let people comment on your post.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Lame Ducks spill the beans!

Anonymously contributed:

The Lame Ducks spill the beans.

It is interesting to read these two articles:


http://www.independentnews.com/news/article_7a30ea08-72bd-11e0-bd4d-001cc4c002e0.html



http://www.santafenewmexican.com/local%20news/Cost-crunch-takes-toll-on-science-at-LANL



Both are write ups of Miller's and Anastasio's testimony before the National
Academy of Science meetings. It seems that now that they have nothing to lose,they can begin to tell it like it is.

Miller points out that other entities of the government would like to do
business with LLNL but are thwarted by NNSA policy.

Anastasio indicates that the extra cost of running LANL by Bechtel inc. has "taken lot of flexibility taken out of the institution." Miller makes it a little more blunt by saying the change has caused a loss of morale and
stability.

When Miller was asked whether something should be read into the fact that the leaders of LANL, Sandia and LLNL were all departing, he smiled.

And once I leave this once great institution that is now circling the drain, I too will smile.

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