This is coolbert:
More than anything else, I don't want to believe this is true. But apparently it is so!
From the English tabloid Daily Mail and thanks to same.
"Washington scientist admits to fabricating steel-strength results for US Navy subs for over 30 years: Took 'shortcuts' because she thought safety test criteria was 'stupid'"
FRAUD ON A SCALE AS TO PLACE ALL AMERICAN SUBMARINERS AT GREAT RISK. FRAUD AS CONTINUING FOR A THIRTY YEAR PERIOD UNDETECTED!!
" * Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, pleaded guilty to major fraud in Tacoma federal court Monday, after she spent decades faking tests on steel used to build Navy subs. * The falsified test results reported by Thomas came over the course of 32 years while she was employed as a metallurgist, or mineral expert, at a steel foundry. * During Monday's proceedings, Thomas struck a deal with prosecutors that sees her facing up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. * Thomas' attorney argued that her client did not intend to put anyone's lives in danger with the fabricated tests, saying she merely 'took shortcuts'. * Thomas said she changed the tests to passing grades because she thought the Navy's criteria for tests was 'stupid' and disagreed with it. * The manufacturing company that owns the foundry in Tacoma, Bradken Inc., is the US Navy's leading supplier of steel for naval submarines."
Key words we must take out of this to include: "shortcuts" "decades" "falsified" "intend" "stupid".
Without any further comment let me say that devoted readers to the blog can easily determine WHO was stupid in this case. Steel or is it STEAL! QC check, NO!
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