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  • Soviet Smallpox Outbreak Report Worries Experts

    06/15/2002 12:56:15 PM PDT · by My Identity · 15 replies · 1,456+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2002 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts said on Saturday they were worried by a leaked report that describes an outbreak of smallpox in the Soviet Union -- one they say may point to the testing of a smallpox biological weapon.Seven people became ill in the 1971 outbreak and three died of what appeared to be the more fatal, and more rare, hemorrhagic form of the infection, said Dr. Alan Zelicoff of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, one of the authors of the report."Someone has successfully disseminated smallpox as an aerosol," Zelicoff said in an interview."It has been talked about and it...
  • The Mysterious Case of the Missing 250-Ton Chinese Power Transformer

    09/23/2020 6:07:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Vice ^ | bCynthia Brumfield
    In May, the Trump administration seized a 250-ton, $3 million Chinese high-voltage transformer that was on its way to Colorado. The manufacturer of the high-voltage 500,000-pound transformer was Chinese company JiangSu HuaPeng Transformer Co., Ltd., or JSHP, which shipped the transformer from Shanghai to the Port of Houston in August 2019. JSHP’s North American representative Jim Cai told Motherboard his company planned to spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars to transport the high-grade steel using a particular kind of railroad car to WAPA’s Ault substation in Colorado, where JSHP would then install it. Like all electric substations, the Ault...
  • A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I've expanded that ban to people and companies that do business...

    09/22/2020 4:38:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    twitter @realDonaldTrump ^ | 9/22/2020 | Donald Trump
    ...with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!
  • President Trump is Fighting Harmful Ideologies that Cause Division in Our Federal Workplaces

    09/22/2020 6:40:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | September 22, 2020 | White House
    PROMOTING UNITY: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to promote unity in the Federal workforce by combating harmful and offensive race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating. The President signed an Executive Order to end training sessions based on race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating in the Federal workforce, the Uniformed Services, and among Federal contractors.This order will prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from conducting training that promotes race stereotyping, for example, by portraying certain races as oppressors by virtue of their birth.This damaging ideology causes great division and is rooted in misrepresentations about human nature, our history, our founding...
  • Sandia Labs ‘pauses’ all diversity and inclusion training (NM - Whistle blower sent email about the indoctrination that got to POTUS)

    09/18/2020 9:38:31 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 17, 2020 | Ryan Boetel
    Sandia National Laboratories has paused all inclusion and diversity training in the wake of a memo from the Trump administration that called such sessions “divisive, un-American propaganda.” The director of the labs said in an email to the workforce that the pause is temporary, and that inclusion and diversity are still critical to lab operations. “This is a pause, not an end to our I&D training,” James Peery, director of Sandia National Labs, wrote in a message to lab employees, which was obtained by the Journal. “We continue to believe that inclusion and diversity are critical to providing exceptional service...
  • Big audience for protest of race training (NM - Sandia National Lab whistleblower loses security clearance after exposing diversity training)

    09/15/2020 4:17:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 53 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 8, 2020 | Ryan Boetel
    A series of forums on race offered at Sandia National Laboratories left at least one lab employee miffed enough to send an email blast to the entire staff voicing his displeasure. And the upset electrical engineer appears to have caught the attention of the White House, which last week in a memo told all federal agencies to stop hosting similar training sessions. Last month, Casey Petersen, an engineer, sent an “unauthorized” email to all lab employees denying the existence of systemic racism and aspects of white privilege and criticizing recent race-based training seminars at the labs. About two hours later,...
  • A whistleblower emerges at a federal-funded nuclear weapons lab

    08/29/2020 5:31:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Aug, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Two weeks ago, we learned that Sandia National Laboratories, one of only three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories in the United States, was mandating that its white, male executives attend anti-white training sessions. Since then, a whistleblower has emerged, describing in detail the anti-white “critical race theory” that Sandia's management is foisting on employees at all levels, even though this racial attacks in the material manifestly violate federal law. SNIP Last I looked, white employees ticked off two boxes in the protected classes above: race and color. Casey Peterson, an electrical engineer, has been unhappy about the...
  • Rebellion Against Critical Race Theory in the Federal Gov't (Sandia Labs)

    08/27/2020 1:50:40 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 54 replies
    twitter ^ | 8/27/2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    There is a civil war erupting at @SandiaLabs. Following my investigation, a dissident electrical engineer named Casey Peterson emailed all 16,000 employees denouncing critical race theory in the lab and hoping to spark a rebellion against Sandia executives. On Tuesday, Peterson made a YouTube video "pushing back back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege." (VIDEO AT LINK) The video quickly hit 10,000 views within the labs and dozens of Sandia employees contacted Peterson to express support. Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from...
  • Giant Meteorites Slammed Earth Around A.D. 500?

    02/05/2010 7:31:57 AM PST · by Palter · 31 replies · 906+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 03 Feb 2010 | Richard A. Lovett
    Double impact may have caused tsunami, global cooling Pieces of a giant asteroid or comet that broke apart over Earth may have crashed off Australia about 1,500 years ago, says a scientist who has found evidence of the possible impact craters. Satellite measurements of the Gulf of Carpentaria (see map) revealed tiny changes in sea level that are signs of impact craters on the seabed below, according to new research by marine geophysicist Dallas Abbott. Based on the satellite data, one crater should be about 11 miles (18 kilometers) wide, while the other should be 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) wide....
  • BREAKING: Conned big time "CIA Witness" to White House Lying about Intel story found to be FRAUD

    07/09/2003 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Doug Thompson · 1,339 replies · 6,988+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | July 9, 2003 | Doug Thompson
    Damn, I hate it when I've been had and I've been had big time. In 1982, while I was working for Congressman Manuel Lujan of New Mexico, a man came up to a me during a gathering in Albuquerque and introduced himself as Terrance J. Wilkinson. He said he was a security consultant and gave me a business card with his name and just a Los Angeles phone number. A few weeks later, he called my Washington office and asked to meet for lunch. He seemed to know a lot about the nuclear labs in New Mexico and said he...
  • Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Trump-Russia Connections and Steele Dossier

    01/10/2019 10:49:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Bogus Trump-Russia Bank Connections and Bogus Elements in Steele Dossier! A review of the data pertaining to the accusations in the phony Steele dossier about a Trump-Russia Bank connection discovered the sources used is most likely the same source the FBI used to obtain a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump-Alfa Bank connection. This person also just happens to be a radical Hillary Clinton supporter! It’s been more than two years since the 2016 election and Americans still don’t really know the sources for the phony...
  • US draws up plans for nuclear drones

    04/02/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4/2/12 | Nick Fielding
    American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the US government's principal nuclear research and development agency – and defence contractor Northrop Grumman, were designed to increase flying time "from days to months" while making more power available for operating equipment, according to a project summary published by Sandia. "It's pretty terrifying prospect," said Chris Coles of Drone Wars UK, which campaigns against the increasing...
  • National Lab Seeks Partner to Commercialize Self-Guided Bullet

    03/15/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    Wharton Aerospace ^ | 2/02/2012 | Wharton Aerospace
    Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a partnership with a private company to commercialize a new guided bullet that its engineers have invented, according to the U.S. government lab, which is managed by Lockheed Martin. The Sandia researchers, Red Jones and Brian Kast and their colleagues, created a dart-like self-guided bullet for small-caliber firearms that uses laser guidance to hit targets more than a mile away. "We have a very promising technology to guide small projectiles that could be fully developed inexpensively and rapidly," Jones said. The prototype was built using commercially available components and the initial testing in computer simulations...
  • Super bullet could strike target a mile away

    01/31/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Daniel Terdiman
    A new design for a self-guiding bullet could allow sharpshooters to accurately fire at targets a full mile away. The bullet, which is still in a prototype phase, is the brainchild of Sandia National Laboratories researchers Red Jones and Brian Kast. It is designed with built-in actuators and tiny fins that should allow it to rapidly adjust its path in flight. Designed with the military, law enforcement, and recreational shooters as potential customers, the bullet is four inches long and has an optical sensor embedded in its nose for the detection of a laser on its target, Sandia said in...
  • Secret Sandia Research Uses Nanotechnology to Determine Anthrax Origin

    08/27/2008 7:09:21 AM PDT · by Prunetacos · 46 replies · 982+ views
    azonano ^ | 27th August 2008
    They have worked for almost seven years in secret. Most people did not know that the work in Ray Goehner’s materials characterization department at Sandia National Laboratories was contributing important information to the FBI’s investigation of letters containing bacillus anthracis, the spores that cause the disease anthrax. The spores were mailed in the fall of 2001 to several news media offices and to two U.S. senators. Five people were killed. in those letters was not a weaponized form, a form of the bacteria prepared to disperse more readily.
  • Morgan Sparks, 1916-2008: Ex-lab director (Sandia Labs) helped shape modern world

    05/08/2008 9:20:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 99+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 5/6/2008 - | Melanie Dabovich | The Associated Press
    Morgan Sparks, inventor of the first practical transistor, dies at 91 ALBUQUERQUE — Morgan Sparks, who led Sandia National Laboratories for nearly a decade and invented a device that has revolutionized almost every aspect of modern life, has died. Sparks died Saturday at his daughter's home in Fullerton, Calif., Sandia said Tuesday in a news release. He was 91. Sparks worked for 30 years at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey before taking over as director of Sandia in 1972. He served in the post until his retirement in 1981. Sandia and Bell labs officials said Sparks invented the first practical...
  • Sandia's synthetic fuel recipe: Mix CO2 , water; heat with sun (Greenhouse gas fuel of the future?)

    01/08/2008 2:18:32 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 31 replies · 648+ views
    EE Times ^ | January 7, 2008 | R. Colin Johnson
    Sandia's synthetic-fuel recipe: Mix CO2 , water; heat with sun R. Colin Johnson (12-19-2007) In the hydrogen economy, automobiles would be powered by the simplest element on the periodic table, leveraging the element's abundance. But as the Hindenburg disaster demonstrated, hydrogen is also the most difficult element to compress into a safe, usable form. Why not instead synthesize a hydrocarbon-based fuel, such as methanol or even gasoline? Sandia National Laboratories is building such a fuel synthesizer in a bid to harness sunlight to reverse the process of combustion. The reactor would use reclaimed carbon dioxide emissions to create renewable synthetic...
  • Reverse hacker ordeal Sandia put lab's interests over those of country

    02/27/2007 1:55:46 PM PST · by dickmc · 5 replies · 439+ views
    Computerworld ^ | February 26, 2007 | Jaikumar Vijayan
    A New Mexico jury recently awarded Shawn Carpenter $4.3 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer Sandia National Laboratories. The former network intrusion detection analyst was fired in January 2005 after he shared information relating to an internal network compromise with the FBI and the U.S. Army. Sandia alleged that Carpenter had inappropriately shared confidential information he had gathered in his role as a security analyst for the laboratory. Carpenter said he had done so only for national security reasons. He said his independent investigations of a May 2004 breach had unearthed evidence showing that the intruders...
  • Sandia Hacker Gets $4 Million (Very misleading headline)

    02/14/2007 7:47:48 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies · 659+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 14, 2007 | Scott Sandlin
    A jury delivered a strong— and expensive— message to Sandia National Laboratories on Tuesday, awarding more than $4 million to a cybersecurity analyst who was fired after going "over the fence" to the FBI with information about national security breaches. The 13-person state district court jury determined that Sandia's handling of Shawn Carpenter's termination was "malicious, willful, reckless, wanton, fraudulent or in bad faith." "If they (Sandia) have an interest in protecting us, they certainly didn't show it with the way they handled Shawn," said juror Ed Dzienis, a television editor. The verdict was a "clear and unambiguous" message to...
  • Z machine melts diamond to puddle

    11/03/2006 6:09:07 AM PST · by Teflonic · 90 replies · 2,285+ views
    Sandia National Laboratories ^ | 11/2/06 | Neal Singer
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia’s Z machine, by creating pressures more than 10 million times that of the atmosphere at sea level, has turned a diamond sheet into a pool of liquid. The object of the experiment was to better understand the characteristics of diamond under the extreme pressure it would face when used as a capsule for a BB- sized pellet intended to fuel a nuclear fusion reaction. The experiment is another step in the drive to release enough energy from fused atoms to create unlimited electrical power for humanity. Control of this process has been sought for 50 years....