The reality is officer Beakerkin is not the same person as Beakerkin.We are in unknown waters and they are scary indeed. What is going to happen, I don't know. The curse of Beakerkin is that as an independent I am trusted for that quality. I apply the laws with fairness and deference to procedures and equity. There are times when I am less fair, but serious criminality or national security dictate those rare situations.
I was not a fan of Obamas turning my agency into a sweat shop. The new era is upon us and I am appalled by some of my peers who reinvent themselves every time the wind blows differently. I announced there will be no additional students
But I will do limited training upon request from managers who have good relationship with me. I will continue to support all people I have mentored. The reason for this change is entirely personal. Management has tried to make peace, but I told them forget it. I still am dedicated, just no more training.
I am still committed to fairness. I didn't think a law was applied properly and ran it past my boss who was less charitable than I about the error. The court kicked it to us for another look. My reaction was a tepid we got this wrong double check. The error was discovered while doing a denovo review. After the correction the judges have leeway
to offer a more permanent remedy.
Until the law changes I work the same.