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  •  Business as usual, unfortunately... (6+ / 0-)

    Money talks, public safety and sound science walks.  Absolutely pathetic.  And as "austerity" spreads like a disease across the world, the infrastructure that keeps these deadly genies in the bottle will waste away from lack of proper maintenance and monitoring and, well, that's all, folks...

    Well, it sure is a mess, ain’t it, Sheriff….
    Yep, and if it ain’t it’ll do ‘til the mess gets here.

    Liberal = We're all in this together
    Conservative = Every man for himself
    Who you gonna call?

    •  yes, see my comment above. (0+ / 0-)

      a psychiatrist could..... "eliminate whether Geoffrey was having an affair, or had become gay, whether he had a social disease, or had become a Republican." - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

      by FlamingoGrrl on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:59:33 PM PDT

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    •  Score another victory for the Obama (1+ / 0-)
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      Administration.  

      Bechtel's management was enabled by DOE's political appointees to bully DOE's technical experts who were assigned to oversee the project. DOE's political appointees ceded project control to the contractor, Bechtel.
      That would be Steven Chu and the other Obama administration appointees.  And we have another Secretary of energy with questionable ties.  Lovely

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:38:54 PM PDT

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      •  Chu wasn't mentioned in the stories I reviewed (3+ / 0-)
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        And don't forget that OIRA and a number of other politically oriented offices in the executive branch may exert pressure on the DOE.

        look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

        by FishOutofWater on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 06:32:54 PM PDT

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        •  I wonder (2+ / 0-)
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          Hanford is pretty high profile.  I wonder how much got sign off from the secretary.  As you note, that is pure rank speculation on my part.

          Don't get me started on Cass Sunstein and OIRA or we will be here all night

          Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

          by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:08:08 PM PDT

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