Tennessee Eastman was hired to manage Y-12 on the usual cost plus fixed fee basis, with a fee of $22,500 per month plus $7,500 per racetrack for the first seven racetracks and $4,000 per additional racetrack. The calutrons were initially operated by scientists from Berkeley to remove bugs and achieve a reasonable operating rate. They were then turned over to trained Tennessee Eastman operators who had only a high school education. Nichols compared unit production data, and pointed out to Lawrence that the young “hillbilly” girl operators were outperforming his PhDs. They agreed to a production race and Lawrence lost, a morale boost for the Tennessee Eastman workers and supervisors. The girls were “trained like soldiers not to reason why”, while “the scientists could not refrain from time-consuming investigation of the cause of even minor fluctuations of the dials.”
Thought of a good comeback for those that doubt fakeology. They have a “failure of imagination”. Where did I get this quote? From the 9/11 commission report. You see, our hoaxsters often leave the answers hidden in plain sight. This is part of the con, the mocking, the fun of it.
This phrase was turned into a propaganda slogan of course and used against those who didn’t believe something like this could or would happen. Turns out those doubters are correct: the 9/11 event as officially described is an impossible event, and you really do have to imagine it to be true.
This is so 1984: what’s black is white, up is down, war is peace, etc.
Terrorism was not the overriding national security concern for the U.S. government under either the Clinton or the pre-9/11 Bush administration.
The policy challenges were linked to this failure of imagination