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To: Whom It May Concern Date: January 2015, rev 2 (to update for 2015 contest) Subject: “Tips” for researching and preparing a “winning” entry for the the National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Milton F. Lunch Engineering Ethics Contest The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) places greater focus on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at NSPE_ethics_contest
NRC's August 5, 2013 letter to Carson, evading responsibility for nucllear safety at TVA. Carson's August 13, 2013 response to NRC Commissioners Continue reading
Joe Carson's recent letter to Senator Alexander summaries my concerns. Other relevant documents include: Mr. Carson's recent letter to Office of Special Counsel about TVA nuclear safety issuesl; NRC's response to Carson's letter to OSC about TVA nuclear safety issues; Carson's reply to NRC's response Carson's letter to Chairman and... Continue reading
I, Joseph P. Carson, PE, consistent with my understanding of my moral, professional, ethical, and/or legal duties as an American, Tennessean, licensed professional engineer (PE), near 30 year federal employee, long-time member of engineering professional societies NSPE, ASME, ANS, American Engineering Alliance (AEA), Engineers without Borders (USA), and AAAS, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Broken Covenant
Draft - - please suggest edits and send to Joe Carson, PE, Section Chair at or make comments on this post Position Statement of the East Tennessee Section of ASME The East Tennessee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers expects its members to comply with their ethical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at ET-ASME
DRAFT - please make comments directly to Joe Carson, PE, Sectino Chair at or make comments on this blog posting. Position Statement of the East Tennessee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on local K-12 STEM education. The East Tennessee Section of the American Society of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at ET-ASME
The current situation By "broken covenant" of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), Joseph Carson, PE, contends federal employees cannot perform their sworn duties to "faithfully discharge the duties of their office" in protecting the health, safety, security and welfare of Americans, per the "merit system principles," because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Federal Reserve
Update - May 26, 2013 April - May 2013 letters related to "broken covenant:" Attorney Loring Justice to President Obama Attorney Loring Justice to Senate Judiciary Committee Joseph Carson's "protected disclosure" to Attorney General Holder about President Obama Peter B. Collins, progressive radio host, interview with Joe Carson and others... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Broken Covenant
On January 3, Special Counsel Lerner wrote a letter to Mr. Carson, explaining that OSC was too busy, given its limited resources, to respond to his Supreme Court petition in Carson v. Office of Special Counsel, docket no. 11-575. Notably, she did not say that she agreed with the decision... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Confession of Error
After the Solicitor General waived his response, an amicus curiae brief, joined by about 40 whistleblowers and whistleblower advocates, was filed. It urged the Supreme Court to request a response from OSC before ruling on the petition for writ of certiorari. On December 12, 2011 the Supreme Court granted the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Confession of Error
On November 18, 2011, the Solicitor General filed a "waiver of response" to Joe Carson's petition for writ of certiorari, which is what it does in response to almost all cases at Supreme Court where federal government is the defendant. So now the Supreme Court will either: 1) deny the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at Confession of Error
"Confession of Error" occurs when the Solicitor General of the United States informs the Supreme Court that it believes a case the government "won" at a lower level was wrongly decided and the Supreme Court should reverse or vacate the lower court decision. See A petition for writ of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Confession of Error
To the approximately 450 members of OPEIU Local 2001 and others represented by OPEIU Local 2001: My campaign letter to the membership is here. My summary bio is here. Please send an email to OPEIU Local 2001 President Glenn Taylor, asking him to debate me. Ballots will be mailed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at OPEIU_Local_2001
Dear Federal Whistleblower Community, I have been a federal whistleblower for 20 years. I think I have finally gotten to the root of the rot in the federal civil service - 33 years of the Office of Special Counsel being a lawbreaking fraud of a federal law enforcement agency, despite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at supreme-court
Please look at following for ideas to include in your nomination for Terrie, but please use your own words to make it more personal. After reading the rules more closely, we realized that group nominations are not allowed, nominations must be done individually. So all the people listed in this... Continue reading
This is text of a White House press release about the Citizen's Award. White House Launches 2011 Citizens Medal Nomination Process WASHINGTON, DC--In an email sent today, President Obama announced that the American public will once again be invited to nominate candidates for the Citizens Medal, the nation’s second highest... Continue reading
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Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Knox County League of Women Voters
Following the engineering disaster at TVA's Kingston Station in December 2008, Joe Carson, PE, a nuclear safety engineer and prevailing whistleblower in Department of Energy, began a study of how the "broken covenant" of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 contributed to that billion-dollar disaster and other dysfunction... Continue reading this was mentioned in the seminar also - there is a link to submit comments on the proposed plan, which is also available. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Climate_Ethics
The book "Doubt is their product: how industry's assault on science threatens your health" by Dr. David Michaels was mentioned in the seminar Tuesday. The associated website is Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Climate_Ethics
Joe Carson set it up on his typepad account. John Nolt, Joanne Logan and Amy Gibson are "guest authors" and can make posts. If you wish to share information for a blog post, email it to Joe Carson Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Climate_Ethics
Andrew Revkin's "dot earth" blog on NY TIMES website is an excellent way for informed layman to stay informed. I think the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB) <> is asking important quetions about the disjoint between knowledge and action. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Climate_Ethics
Blog for leaders and participants of Climate Ethics Seminar at UTK. Hopefully it will facilitate "conversations that matter, leading to actions that make a difference." Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Climate_Ethics
The following is part of the synchroblog for the upcoming "Big Tent Christianity" conference. I'm now, by dint of many years of much "suffering for righteousness' sake" in upholding and defending my profession of engineering, its code of ethics, the "merit system principles" of the federal civil service, and the public health and safety as a licensed professional engineer (PE), employed as a nuclear safety engineer in Department of Energy, an influential member of mankind's largest and most global profession of engineering, whose 20 million degrees members hold mankind's "built environment" - and much of the natural one - in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at transforming_theology
From Here’s The Theme What does “big tent Christianity” mean to you? What does it look like in your context? What are your hopes and dreams for the Church? *********************************************************************************************** I am different, I am not a Christian religious professional, I am a licensed professional engineer (PE) who is not optimistic our children/grandchildren will get to die natural deaths or live in desirable societies given present facts and trends in world. To me "Big Tent Christianity" starts with a re-evaluation of the fundamental theological question "Why did God make man?" My suggested answer, which I hope others will critique,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at transforming_theology