A Department of Energy nuclear lab used the wrong kind of kitty litter in its haste to dispose of hazardous waste last year, leading to a radiation leak that sickened at least 20 workers and caused a shutdown of a federal disposal plant to the tune of $500 million.
“You can trust us; we’re the government.”
The report from the Santa Fe New Mexican characterizes the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico and its private operator, Los Alamos National Security LLC, as being so careless with the hazardous material that they inadvertently created what one chemist called a potential bomb. The LANL is a federal laboratory that works on nuclear technology and other national security projects.
“Paging Homer Simpson. Paging Homer Simpson.”
In its haste, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the lab used a “wheat-based kitty litter rather than clay-based kitty litter” to absorb some of the material. This mistake turned the waste into a mixture that was “akin to plastic explosives,” the paper reported.
“I know they said get the clay stuff, but this wheat-based crap looks more environmentally friendly.”
The mistake was small, but costly. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that in February 2014, once the drum containing waste had reached the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, it cracked open. At least 20 workers at the plant were injured by low levels of the radiation and the plant was shut down.
Greg Mello, executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, said that it is clear that “corners were cut” at the laboratory, and the culture needs to change.
“Yeah, the culture, that’s who we can blame. It’s the culture’s fault.”
Read the full article (minus our snide comments) at FoxNews.com.
What happens on a Liberal college campus when some one waves the flag of the top terrorist organization in the world today, an organization proud of its brutal murdering of innocent men, women and children? They cheer.
What happens when someone waves an Israeli flag, a nation in perpetual attack by terrorist for over half a century? The curse the flag and condemn the person waving it.
That’s what Liberalism does to people.
A new report from The National Center on Family Homelessness concludes that “the challenges of single parenting” is one of the leading causes of homelessness. This conclusion makes sense. Single-parenthood drastically increases the likelihood of poverty and the risks of negative outcomes for children.
Tragically, today more than 40 percent of children are born outside of marriage. Five decades ago, it was less than 10 percent. The surge in unwed childbearing is troubling, considering a child born and raised by a single parent is five times more likely to be poor than a child raised in an intact home.
Why would marriage have such an effect on child poverty? Because two parents working together generally can support a family better than one parent working alone. Marriage keeps parents, particularly fathers, and their resources connected to their children. Also, married households bring in significantly more money not only because there are two parents, but because married men tend to earn more and work more.
However, poverty is not the only consequence. Social science research again and again confirms that children tend to do best with their married mother and father. Children without a married mother and father are twice as likely to be arrested for a juvenile crime, twice as likely to be treated for emotional and behavior problems and twice as likely to be suspended or expelled from school. Boys who grow up without their father are more likely to be imprisoned. When their fathers are absent, girls are seven to eight times more likely to experience a teenage pregnancy. Growing up in a single-parent household—or in a community where the majority of households are single-parent—is one of the biggest impediments to future mobility and opportunity.
Read the full article at The Daily Signal.
Of course we’ll just ignore that the government continues to pay women to raise children without a father in the home, and the Liberal Media never misses an opportunity to praise single mothers as if they are heroic for creating a crippling environment for their children. And of course the lesson taught by the castigation of Dan Quayle for questioning such praise has not been forgotten.
Welcome to Phil Robertson round two, aka, the petition for TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” due to the stars of the program’s opinion that Liberals disagree with.
A petition on Change.org states that the Duggar’s religious views have evolved into openly inciting “anti-gay fear-mongering” and that such views have no place on television anymore. Of course, not allowing homosexuals to do absolutely anything they want, anywhere is how Liberals define “anti-gay fear mongering”.
Jim Wissick of San Jose, California started the petition after the Duggars lent their name and finances to block an ordinance in Arkansas that would place transgender and homosexual citizens in a special protected status, allowing them special rights as well as greater access to children in public restrooms.
This, of course, is nothing new. Liberals tried to get “19 Kids” cancelled last year because of Jim Bob Duggar’s Pro-Life comments at a Values Voter Summit.
Liberals are inherently closed-mind and become absolutely livid at the idea of anyone being allowed to express an idea they disagree with. Fortunately, for now, TLC has ignored idiots like this, unlike A&E which pretended to “suspend” Phil Robertson during Duck Dynasty’s shooting break last year.