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KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017

In fairness, the last KSU VP for R & D left in < a year. Clearance failure, IDK?

She did release the NEWS that ~ 35% of KSU's Research $ were dedicated to the GD Biosecurity Research Institute (aka Pat Roberts Hall) for the next 16 years! Shulz exited with that news awaiting the next president(s).

Gen. Myers may have kept his TS-SCI, as Dubya broke long-standing security protocols, permitting "employees" to transfer between agencies, TS intact.

My knowledge of TS-SCI clearance investigations is dated (no social media). Can't say how long it takes a "investigator" to complete a background check. I'm sure contractors are speedier @ blessing employees, can't keep them on the payroll when they're not working..

The Manhattan Area Technical College purchased the 2008 tornado's Chapman schools' classroom trailers for NBAF "training." My guess would be that those will be individuals awaiting completion of background investigations & likely on the NBAF payroll, as was the case when I worked @ Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center (TS-SCIF), 1981-85.

Dubya also gave free rein to contractors investigating employees. Edward Snowden a case in point.

AS TO FAIRNESS: Kansans were never informed just how "safe" he National Bio and Agro-defense Facility would NOT be => that the news an Army researcher was the Anthrax Mailer & that Uncle had been researching @ SECRET level, when it should have been TS-SCI (see: Dual Use Research Of Concern, aka my researcher turned out to be Homeland Security's terrorist.

"Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security. The United States Government’s oversight of DURC is aimed at preserving the benefits of life sciences research while minimizing the risk of misuse of the knowledge, information, products, or technologies provided by such research."

http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechn...

Now imagine KSU/Manhattan keeping a smile on the faces of 300 potential bio-terrorists for 50 YEARS (2023-2073).

September 23, 2016 at noon ( | suggest removal )

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017

Listen to all these business types tout KS CoC "united for business" => eliminating taxes on business. How's that working out?

September 22, 2016 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017

charisma ?????????

Bendapudi hawks CoC:

Video touts unity between Chamber, state

By Mary Clark in The Hutchinson News

"Gov. Sam Brownback and top leaders in the Kansas Legislature took turns before the camera for a new video promoting the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

The University Of Kansas' School Of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi is the only person from academia who appears. . . .

Bendapudi served as master of ceremonies at the Chamber's annual banquet this year, and she "was a natural for inclusion in the video," O'Neal said."

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/article...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPJEV...

September 22, 2016 at 3:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017

"The university, in conjunction with the Kansas Board of Regents, will announce details of the search process for Gray-Little’s successor in the coming weeks."

Odds are KU will have a new chancellor before the Board of Regents can find a KSU presidential candidate who can pass the background investigation for a Top Secret - Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance. (A TS-SCI is necessary for anyone actually knowing what goes on within the KSU Biosecurity Research Institute &/or NBAF.)

Why not pass the KSU TS-SCI rejects on to KU for consideration, & save Kansans some tax $$$$?

September 22, 2016 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Koch donates $1M for KU business, engineering scholarships

With Koch Brothers Academy, Conservatives Settle In for Long War

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/07/us/...

Sons of Bircher:

Charles G. Koch (born 1935) age ~ 81

David H. Koch (born 1940) age ~ 76

?: Can they outlive the state of Kansas?

September 8, 2016 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County feels earthquake with epicenter in Oklahoma

Chad, isn't there a former LJW & AP correspondent whom Brownback put in PR @ the KS Dept of Administration? OH MY, here it is:

John Milburn, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, 785.296.6866

Would this be the same AP that found no correlation between the KSU Colonels who enabled their 19-year employee @ USAMRIID to become the ANTHRAX MAILER; & then campaigned to bring 300 such researchers to the NBAF for 50 years to conduct Dual Use Research of Concern?

https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-ca...

"Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety,"

http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechn...

AND THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO ASSURED KIOGA:

as stated by Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association in its March-April 2014 newsletter:

"KIOGA President Edward Cross met with Governor Brownback on February 28th to discuss this and other issues. The Governor said it was not his intent to even infer any correlation between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity. Despite what the media reports, the task force is not looking at the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and seismic events."

http://www.kioga.org/communications/n...

CHAD, CHAD, CHAD . . . rather than naming tie stains, some of us can remember what's been chronically ignored by the AP in KS, all for the possible opportunity to work for Brownback?

September 3, 2016 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State policy would allow guns in all buildings

How about Pat Roberts Hall, aka the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), which Homeland Security keeps afloat with paper exercises in tracking disease outbreaks, since the 3 quarters of a year worth of "secret sanctions?"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...

When the NBAF accidentally releases Foot & Mouth Disease, & all herds within 200 miles of KSU are "culled," I would imagine a large # of farmers & ranchers will show up armed . . .

August 25, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Clinton ‘fact’

Groan, Again.

August 25, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Facts are facts

"The Clinton Foundation's critics may soon have less ammunition to suggest the organization lacks transparency."

http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/12/news/...

Turns out Charity Navigator has been rating similar "business models," but that FACT wouldn't fit your scenario.

August 23, 2016 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Facts are facts

(feel free to edit Wiki, Bob)

August 23, 2016 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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