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          Man sits on car as it is swallowed by sinkhole      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aerial footage shows a man waiting for help on top of his sinking truck after he drove into massive sinkhole that opened up in a Massachusetts road on Tuesday.
          UAV Software Market to 2025 By Leading Key Players - DreamHammer, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk, SenseFly and Skyward IO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) UAV Software Market UAV, also commonly known as drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles, which are piloted by remote control or onboard computers. Rising use of UAV or drones in variety of applications such as commercial, military and other, is driving the market...
          #dancelife - rep_dance21      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Field Technician - Air Marine Reconnaissance - Belleville, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air Marine Reconnaissance is looking to hire civil and survey engineering technicians and technologists to assist with performing UAV based aerial... $20 - $25 an hour
From Indeed - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 16:16:31 GMT - View all Belleville, ON jobs
          Drones are Becoming a Filmmaker’s Tool      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo.  Drones were introduced into filmmaking as cheaper and safer alternatives for some helicopter shots. They could pull off (1) high-and-wide shots, so long as... Read Full Story
          Right of Way Agent - State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reads and interprets aerial photographs, maps, soil surveys, production reports and land use patterns in developing a basis for appraisal of real estate;... $23.82 - $29.77 an hour
From State of Wyoming - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:51:09 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Market 2018 Latest Technology and Growth with Top Key Players- Trimble, Hexagon, Topcon, Meggitt, Hi-Target, CHC-Navigation, Suzhou FOIF, Stonex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) The report gives the clear picture of current Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market scenario and the predicted future of the industry. The report focuses on the basis of market drivers, restraints, growth, trends and forecast for the period of 2018-2025. In addition, the...
          Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Florida      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 11: 30 p.m. on March 19, 2018 A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling at a Tampa, Fla., show over the weekend when his hand slipped off the double rings, the theatrical company announced Sunday. "While he was performing the aerial straps number, longtime aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage," Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA said in a statement on Twitter. The statement said that the 38-year-old fell about 20 feet. Emergency procedures were initiated, it said, and Arnaud was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries early Sunday. "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy," the statement said. "Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him." Ben Maldonado, who was in the audience when the fatal accident occurred, told WFTS , the ABC affiliate in Tampa, "They were doing a dance routine on stage and they had these streamers coming down from the roof." "One of the guys lost his
          In crash investigations, police upgrade from chalk, tape measures to drones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Drones already have varied uses from mail delivery to storm tracking. Now, US state and local police are using the unmanned aerial vehicles’ bird’s eye photos to reconstruct car crashes more efficiently, accurately, and safely … https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2018/0807/In-crash-investigations-police-upgrade-from-chalk-tape-measures-to-drones Christian Science Monitor … Continue reading

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          Field Technician - Air Marine Reconnaissance - Belleville, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air Marine Reconnaissance is looking to hire civil and survey engineering technicians and technologists to assist with performing UAV based aerial... $20 - $25 an hour
From Indeed - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 16:16:31 GMT - View all Belleville, ON jobs
          UAV Software Market to 2025 By Leading Key Players - DreamHammer, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk, SenseFly and Skyward IO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) UAV Software Market UAV, also commonly known as drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles, which are piloted by remote control or onboard computers. Rising use of UAV or drones in variety of applications such as commercial,...
          Lift Electrician - Year Round - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation - Teton Village, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Must be able to successfully self-evacuate from a stranded chair or the Aerial Tram. Must be able to access and ride moving carriers, such as work chairs, tram...
From Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:06:30 GMT - View all Teton Village, WY jobs
          Tram Maintenance Apprentice Technician - Year Round - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation - Teton Village, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Self-evacuation from a stranded chair, gondola cabin, or the Aerial Tram. Access and ride moving carriers, such as work chairs and tram carriages....
From Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:06:30 GMT - View all Teton Village, WY jobs
          Drone Startup FairFleet Raises Funding from HTGF      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

FairFleet, a Munich, Germany-based drone startup, raised funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Led by CEO Florian Waubke, FairFleet provides a destination for drone services covering the entire value chain from booking, airspace approval, pilot management, aerial survey to data analysis. The company operates its services in industries such […]

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          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Cloud Engineer – High Performance Computing Specialist - EagleView Technologies - Bellevue, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Leveraging 17 years of the most advanced aerial imaging technology in the world, along with the most recent advances in machine learning and AI, EagleView is...
From Indeed - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:33:10 GMT - View all Bellevue, WA jobs
          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Class 5 Drivers License. This position requires travel throughout BC, AB, SK, and MB year-round. We provide full training, on-going support and opportunities...
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:10:51 GMT - View all Humboldt, SK jobs
          Morning Minute: Kanye’s New House      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian have received building permits for their new house! According to Chris Paul their pool will be the same size as Kim’s butt implants. Construction has begun and a lot of the digging has been done, so from aerial view you can see, “the large sunken place.” READ MORE […]
          Officials investigate WestJet Encore Q400, UAV near-miss at Edmonton      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edmonton, Canada police are investigating a near miss involving an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, and a WestJet Encore Q400 twin turboprop on approach to Edmonton International Airport July 31.

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          Zoom Boom/Skid Steer Operator - Jasper Constructors Ltd. - Calgary, AB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Must have valid certificates for operation of Zoom Boom, Skid Steer, Aerial Work Platform. Group insurance benefits & RRSP program....
From Jasper Constructors Ltd. - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:23:19 GMT - View all Calgary, AB jobs
          Trainer - WesternOne - Burnaby, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Remain current with new train the trainer courses as updates become available. Delivering training courses such as Fall Protection, Aerial Lift Operation,...
From WesternOne - Fri, 27 Jul 2018 18:06:37 GMT - View all Burnaby, BC jobs
          A look at all the 32 women in the Mae Young Classic tournament      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
32 females from all around the world will be part of the second Mae Young Classic tournament which starts taping today. Here’s a look at all the 32 women in alphabetical order. Aerial Monroe: A resident of Clearwater, Florida, she is a U.S. Air Force veteran. She’s relatively new as she only made her pro […]
          Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers an incredible view into the historical immensity of this particular site, which is, according to Rusty “becoming one of the largest archaeology sites in the world”. via reddit Incredible Aerial Footage Shot...

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          Heavy Duty Mechanic - Major Projects - WesternOne - Fort McMurray, AB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Construction equipment, telehandlers, generators, scissor lifts, welders, air compressors, aerial work platforms, fork lifts, light plants and various heaters....
From WesternOne - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 02:29:40 GMT - View all Fort McMurray, AB jobs
          Around The World In One Hour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: Around The World In One Hour
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Studio: Global Video Pro
WORLD MONTAGE, One minute of various images from around the world. DEAD SEA, ISRAEL, Float on the Dead Sea. Eight times more salt than the ocean. Visitors from worldwide come to seek wellness from the water and healing black mud.
SNAKE CHARMER OF MALAYSIA, A dying breed, these snake charmers risk their lives to entertain audiences. frequently bitten by cobras and pit vipers, they still play a dangerous game! Have you had a 22 foot long python coiled around your body lately???
DIVE PHILIPPINES, the Philippines is known for its spectacular dive sites. Explore the beautiful undersea world around Cebu Island, teeming with a vast array of exotic sea creatures, caves and cliffs.... LAS VEGAS PREVIEW, tour of Las Vegas, aerials, casinos and Hoover Dam, etc.
HAWAII KAYAK ADVENTURE, paddle through the Big Islands ten tunnels high in the Kohala Mountains, by kayak. Some tunnels one mile long. The ultimate eco-tourism adventure!
ELEPHANT SHOW, THAILAND, see elephants perform amazing feats in Phuket, Thailand. Dancing, playing music, tricks, headstands, playing soccer and carrying boy with his head in the elephant's mouth. Daring stuff!

          Exotic Travel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: Exotic Travel
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1). HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Rare aerial views of the Hawaiian Islands by helicopter. See waterfalls UP CLOSE, fly low through valleys and over cliffs, breathtaking beaches and inside a volcano! AND snow...Yes snow in Hawaii! Close-ups of an actual eruption and lava flows. Incredible!

2). STICK FIGHTING IN PHILIPPINES: Learn this rare art of self-defense from the Grandmaster in Cebu, where it originated. This is a step-by-step guide of Eskrima, using sticks, knives and bare hands.

3). VIDEO GUIDE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA: exotic and undiscovered scenics, temples, culture, festivals and celebrations. You'll want to go there!

4). GAY TRANSVESTITE SHOW IN PHILIPPINES: Boys will be girls in this spectacular cultural review of song and dance.

          apartment 24 Silver StreetLincolnLincolnshireLN2 1EW      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Stairs/Landing Leading to all roomsLOUNGE 114 x 109White uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect, radiator and TV aerial pointKITCHEN 109 x 62Modern fitted kitchen with built in Fridge, Freezer, oven and hob and freestanding washing machine...
2 rooms telephone fitted kitchen
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          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          100+ Rockets and Mortar Shells Fired at Israel from Gaza      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted at least 11 rockets that were headed for densely populated areas in the south.
          Global UAV Software Market Analysis 2018 | Growth by Top Regions: 3D Robotics, DreamHammer Inc, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy Inc, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk Inc, SenseFly, Skyward IO Inc et al.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. The...
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Nature Recovery Network      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nature Recovery Network cvarela Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:55

Mapping a Nature Recovery Network

Luke Massey/2020VISION

We're influencing policies to help wildlife thrive

We’re working to influence the policies that set the rules that govern where and how development happens, and where public payments for nature go.

We make the case upward to national Government to ensure local planning authorities have the right tools available to set strong policies to protect, restore and enhance wildlife; and that any public payments to farmers, foresters and other landowners and managers are used to best effect for nature’s recovery.

We work at a local level to provide advice and work on the ground to help this happen, and keep happening across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Merseyside, and in our Irish Sea.

Locally and nationally, we’re working with others to gather evidence to promote the planning and mapping of a Nature Recovery Network on land to guide development to areas that are less important for nature, and to target funding and action to where it will best help nature to recover and thrive. Already some networks are mapped in Lancashire and in the Liverpool City region, and work is well underway for Greater Manchester.

Two scientists standing in a river and measuring water quality

Rob Jordan/2020VISION

Protecting wildlife on your doorstep

We’re working to influence planning policies in the Local Plans that guide development in each of the 26 local planning authorities across our area, as well as in the spatial frameworks for the Greater Manchester & Liverpool City Region, and in the Marine Spatial Plan for the Irish Sea off northwest England.  

We want to:

  • Ensure that greenspace in new development on land delivers an overall improvement for nature and protects and expands local populations of highly threatened species.
  • Ensure that nature has a chance to recover on the bed of the Irish Sea and in the waters above, whilst integrating necessary development at sea.

Find out more about our Nature Recovery Networks


          Health and Safety Consultant / Trainer - Canadian Business Health Management Inc. - Greater Toronto Area, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Experience providing industrial training programs in the areas of Lifting devices, Aerial...
From Indeed - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:16:55 GMT - View all Greater Toronto Area, ON jobs
          Out and about      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
aerial after completion

Naples' Downtown Mobility & Connectivity Study ultimately resulted in recommendations for development of complete streets such as this

When the Florida Department of Transportation expanded S.R. 45 and S.R.90 to six-lane arterials in 1982, against the objections of the city of Naples, the effect created what locals referred to as “the Great Divide.” Increased traffic volumes resulted in a disconnect between neighborhoods and businesses; on-street parking was largely eliminated; sidewalks were drastically narrowed while crosswalks were lengthened; and bicyclists were shunned in favor of traditional vehicle and truck traffic.

 


          Post Frame Construction Crew (JL4060-4218) - SHERIDAN, WY - Cleary Building Corp. - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Work from ladders and aerial work platforms up to 35 feet off the ground. Erect Pre-Engineered Post Frame Structures.... $14 - $17 an hour
From Cleary Building Corp. - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:58:56 GMT - View all Sheridan, WY jobs
          Bark beetles attacking Douglas Fir trees across Washington      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Washington residents have reported uncharacteristically high numbers of dead and dying Douglas Fir trees to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this spring and summer. The culprits: drought and bark beetles.

The native bark beetle species do not normally have the capacity to kill live, healthy trees. Instead, they breed in dead or drowned branches and then infest small diameter, thin-barked portions of trees that are stressed or dying from factors such as root rot, fire or drought.

Those traveling on highways in South Puget Sound and lowlands around Blewett, Sherman or White passes will likely spot the damage to Douglas Fir trees.

Washington has had several years in a row of hot, dry summer weather. Douglas Fir trees in particular have been heavily affected by these drought conditions, which showed similar -- though less significant -- signs of stress in 2012 and 2015.

Some trees seem to be dying from drought alone. It is this stress and easy access into the trees that has allowed beetle populations to grow larger than seen in recent years.

DNR is currently flying aerial surveys across the state to assess the breadth of damaged trees. These annual flights help the agency better understand the extent of infestation and other forest health issues. Results will be available by November.

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          8/9/2018: NEWS: Female officer honored for downing two aerial threats in two weeks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Capt. Or Na’aman, the 138th Battalion’s Patriot battery commander, has received a certificate of appreciation from the commander of the IAF, Maj-Gen. Amikam Norkin. The certificate was presented on Tuesday to Na’aman and her Patriot battery that...
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          DJI Phantom 3 SE Wifi FPV RC Quadcopter only $466.65      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you are a Star sales person then please apply.*. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:10:51 GMT - View all Humboldt, SK jobs
          Travel Sales Representative - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you are a Star sales person then please apply.*. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:11:54 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Class 5 Drivers License. This position requires travel throughout BC, AB, SK, and MB year-round. We provide full training, on-going support and opportunities...
From Indeed - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:10:51 GMT - View all Humboldt, SK jobs
          On Wings Mega bundle [BUNDLE]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On Wings Mega bundle [BUNDLE]Publisher: Think Fox social
This special bundle product contains the following titles.

All released products in the OnWings line for a special price. this bundle will be available only until I get to release the next phase of aircraft expansions for OnWings. enjoy!

On Wings Core rules and Scenario pack
Regular price: $5.99
Bundle price:
 $4.67
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
 OnWings! Experience aerial combat in this fast paced game of air superiority.   Utilizing a unique system that takes into account altitude, pilot skill, and detailed damage, OnWings still plays quickly.  Well polished component designs and an emphasis on minimal counters on the table is sure to make this game a favorite! This is the first release of the OnWings game system and includes the venerable P-51 Mustang and the powerful Fw-190 a-6, 4 scenarios, squadron building rules, and all necessary components laid out in a Print and play format. Watch for more exciting aircraft to fill out your rosters and add variety to your games! Check out the free instructions for OnWings Aircraft counters booklet as well! ...

On Wings expansion 4 F4F Wildcat
Regular price: $2.50
Bundle price:
 $1.95
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
The F4F Wildcat was a critical part of the American Aviation forces at the outbreak of World war 2 this tough and nimble fighter and the brave men flying them fought against a skilled and dedicated enemy. This expansion pack includes files for the F4F-3 and F4F-4 fighters giveing added variety to your games of OnWings! This expansion pack is not a game in its own right! and requires the OnWings core rules to play...

On Wings expansion 5 A6M Zero
Regular price: $2.50
Bundle price:
 $1.95
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
The Zero Fighter was a legend in its own right fast, agile, and well armed, the only weakness the Zero carried was a lack of armor and self sealing fuel tanks. Now you can use this wonderful aircraft in your OnWings games! This expansion pack includes the statcard files for the A6M2 and A6M 2 21 offering more variety for your OnWings games! This expansion pack is not a game in its own right! and requires the OnWings core rules to play...

On Wings expansion 6 P-40c and P-40E
Regular price: $3.00
Bundle price:
 $2.34
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
The Warhawk was one of the best fighters in the American arsenel in 1941, many where also sold to the RAF and after the US entered the war many of this type where sent to Russia. (The P40 in British and Russian markings will be available at a later time at a reduced cost.) To add variety to your games This pack also includes the American Volunteer group P40C in chinese markings. This is not a game in itself and requires the OnWings core rules to use!...

On Wings expansion 7 KI-43 Oscar
Regular price: $2.00
Bundle price:
 $1.56
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
The Oscar fighter was the Japanese army's choosen fighter at the outbreak of world war 2 thou the Nate was still inservice they where being phased out. Oscars fought in china as well as the pacific and where offten misidentified as Zeros. This was a dangerous error as the Oscar was more maneuverable than the Zero! thou at a cost of lighter armament. included in this pack are the statistic cards for the Oscar I and Oscar II adding to the variety that this expansion offers! This is not a game in itself and requires the OnWings core rules to use...

On Wings expansion VALUE PACK #1!
Regular price: $4.50
Bundle price:
 $3.51
Format:
 Watermarked PDF
A Value Pack with three Aircraft included! the P-38j the P-51c and the ME-109g purchased seperately these 3 would cost 11.00. Definatly a great way to expand your squadrons effeciently....

instructions for OnWings counter sheets
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 $0.00
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The instruction sheet for building the OnWings counters! Thou they are pretty simple we wanted to offer a more step by step guide to building these....

Pacific theater and China Burma India theater squadron cards
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 $0.00
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 Watermarked PDF
This is the theater cards for the OnWings rule set covering the US naval Aviation, US Army Air Corps, Republic of China Airforce, Imperial Japanese Airforce and Imperial Japanese Naval Air Forces. these cards allow squadron building for these forces. this is not a complete game in itself! It requires the OnWings Core Rules and at least one aircraft Pack from each of the desired forces....

Total value: $20.49 Special bundle price: $15.98 Savings of: $4.51 (22%)
Price: $20.49
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Детский чемпионат POLE ART KIDS CHAMPIONSHIP!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Детский чемпионат POLE ART KIDS CHAMPIONSHIP!   6 октября 2018 г. Винница, Украина   Категории: - Pole Dance (5-18 лет) - Воздушные полотна \ aerial silks (6-18 лет) - Воздушное кольцо \ aerial hoop (6-18 […]

Запись Детский чемпионат POLE ART KIDS CHAMPIONSHIP! впервые появилась PoleTime.


          Air Safety Investigator - Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems - Hunt Valley, MD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An Air Safety Investigator is responsible for performing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) incident and accident investigations involving the Aerosonde product line....
From Textron - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:39:16 GMT - View all Hunt Valley, MD jobs
          Right of Way Agent - State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reads and interprets aerial photographs, maps, soil surveys, production reports and land use patterns in developing a basis for appraisal of real estate;... $23.82 - $29.77 an hour
From State of Wyoming - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:51:09 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
          Raptor Demo zooms across Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air Force photograph U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Niccum, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, performs a ground show at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21, 2018. The Raptor is part of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team and performs precision aerial maneuvers to...
          What Happens if the Ethanol Bubble Pops?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

n aerial photograph taken above Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Oct. 9, 2017 shows corn being harvested. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.

I’m not sure many people in the general public realize just how much of farming today is in service of the ethanol industry. I got to thinking about this thanks to a recent (and fascinating) article from Bloomberg about land use in the United States of America. The representation of land dedicated to ethanol caught...

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The long hot spell has been an early summer treat but it has left much of Britain parched.

As the first hosepipe ban threatens to completely dry out parks and gardens when it comes into force in the north-west of England, aerial photos show just how much damage has already been done by the enduring heatwave in the nation’s capital.

Despite London not being put under a ban, the photographs show recognisable open spaces including Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace yellowing in the sunshine.

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The attack is the latest attempt by the Iran-backed militia to target the Kingdom.

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          Are UFO Occupants Composed of Plasma, Their Life-Force Residing in Electric Energy?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After many years of being involved in UFOlogy, I have concluded that some UFOs are intricately connected to plasma. I would like to share my thoughts on this possibility. In doing so, I keep in mind that although we usually look for life forms similar to ours (corporeal life having formed in an earth-like environment), where life really seems to dwell is in our consciousness. No doubt, in consciousness throughout the universe.

Our consciousness exists in our minds and according to modern science, our minds "run" on electric circuitry. Does life itself dwell in this electric energy rather than in the corporeal body? Is this why we "pass on" to other realms rather than "dying?" Humans tend to not even consider this because we perceive ourselves as corporeal but perhaps we should reassess the nature of our own beinghood while we also consider that electricity might be the source of life, rather than organic matter.

In many sightings, the UFOs have a plasma-like appearance; for example, this description was given by a witness: http://www.examiner.com/article/pennsylvania-witnesses-videotape-two-glowing-red-orbs-hovering-over-field?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Many times, UFOs defy gravity making right turns or small circles at tremendous speeds; science as we know it concludes that occupants inside they would die from the "g forces" involved. This is one argument by skeptics against the reality of UFOs.

 

Picture: Artwork of plasma UFO

Are UFOs plasma formations? However, what if the UFOs are composed of plasma? The assumption is then that "of course" there are no life forms in plasma, so UFOs are obviously just weird plasma phenomena devoid of life. Even the infamous "swamp gas" had a plasma concept behind it.

That plasma can have no intelligence is a conclusion of science as we know it. However, we still have much to learn scientifically, and we are wise to keep in mind that advanced science as witnessed by less-advanced beings (us), seems to be impossible even though we do witness it as it unfolds. The trouble with stating that plasma is just plasma is that UFOs display intelligent behavior, even if it seems to be alien behavior to us. We can't quite make sense of why UFOs act as they do, but their intelligence (or that of their occupants), has been proven over and over again.

With thanks to Mark Heley's website http://www.netplaces.com/guide-to-2012/ for this UAP section: In fact, Project Condign was the name given to a top secret UFO study undertaken by the British Government's Defense Intelligence Staff (DIS) between 1997 and 2000. The report looked into all reported sightings of UFOs over the previous three decades. Between 1967 and 1997, there were 100–750 credible incidences a year in British air space alone. The project came to the remarkable conclusion that the phenomenon was indisputably real, but that they weren't dealing with physical craft. Instead, the report concludes that the UFO phenomenon is caused by highly charged atmospheric plasmas. These were named unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).

In a high-energy state, the UAPs are visible to the naked eye, but in a lower energy state they may only be visible in the infrared spectrum or on radar. The UAPs generally have a magnetic field about 5,000 times weaker than Earth's, but the UAP's field is pulsed and rotating, which seems to provide them with their source of propulsion.

The UAPs were also capable of flying in formation and quite frequently formed complex geometric arrangements of three to five balls that gave a very good approximation of the underside shape of a classic UFO. These balls were able to move synchronously and were observed to be able to join and then part again. When flying in formation, light in between the balls of plasmas often appears to be blocked, giving the appearance of a solid craft.

 

The power of these UAPs is so great that close proximity to their plasma fields can seriously harm a vehicle or person. The Project Condign report notes that scientists in the former Soviet Union have taken a particular interest in the UFO/UAP phenomena and are pursuing related techniques for military purposes. Several Russian and Chinese aircraft have been destroyed chasing UFOs.

Parts of the Condign Report are still classified and have not been published. These include the relationship between UAPs and solar sunspot cycles, various drawings, and photographs. However, the report does include the admission that the significance of ley lines and Earth energy grids were investigated as part of the report's study.

The effects of proximity to these UAP plasmoids can be wide ranging in the people who encounter them:

· 75 percent of people felt odd or dizzy or reported tingling sensations.

· 65 percent saw vivid images and/or said they experienced pleasant vibrations.

· Only 40 percent said they experienced fear or terror.

The Condign Report also notes that there are significant neurological effects on humans who encountered the UAPs. Contact with UAPs created serious perceptual and temporal distortions. The Condign Report's conclusion after three years of gathering and processing data is that there is "no evidence that they (UAPs) . . . represent any hostile intent" and that "further investigation should be made into the applicability of various characteristics of plasmas in novel military applications."

Russian UFO Research

Extensive research on these plasmoids has also been carried out by the Russian Academy of Sciences in a department headed by V. G. Azahazha. They concluded that these phenomena are highly mobile high-energy plasma vortexes, which they call UFOs. Their studies showed that these plasma UFOs exhibited the following behaviors:

· Gradual growth

· Splitting into two or more separate parts

· Dissolution to invisibility

· Disparate bright lights merging into larger formations (often reported as small craft joining the mother ship and forming a row of portholes)

· Disappearance, accompanied by a smell

· Rotation, nonlinear motion

· Weak thermal radiation

· Translucence, haloes, blackness

· Beamed light emissions

The beamed light emissions are explained by the Russian scientists as "discharge, or leakage paths" that allow the plasma to "float off" and to change direction, seemingly at will. (end of Mark Heley's http://www.netplaces.com/guide-to-2012/ contribution)

Is there intelligent life within plasma formations? "…change directions seemingly at will?" So let's ask THE question: Might UFO beings actually be a form of life within plasma? Or simply - a plasma form of life?

If they are a plasma form of life, we tend to assume they are primitive life, like an amoeba, or perhaps a jellyfish. Of course there have been many "jelly fish" and "manta ray" UFO sightings throughout the years which seem to be natural animals of some sort, "swimming" in the sky. Often these critters have plasma-like electric colors. Are they plasmoids?

Are we wrong to just assume these "critters" are all of low intelligence? They are probably an ancient form of life, manifesting and de-manifesting in the skies since the time Earth first had an atmosphere. They have had time to evolve high intelligence – more time than any other life form we can think of. Also keep in mind that the sky critters are not specifically manta rays or other ocean-life which they resemble any more than humans are specifically the gorillas whom we resemble. Of course, humans under-estimate the intelligence of other living creatures in general, but that is another subject!

Or, are these light-forms traveling on plasma corridors? A variation: What if UFOs are the plasma vehicles (plasmoid ships) of electric life-forms or possibly life forms composed of light itself? Do these light-forms travel on plasma pathways?

Remembering Science 101, lightning (electricity/light) travels across the sky and down to earth on plasma pathways or corridors. Here is another example of light/electricity traveling on plasma:

The Army has a shiny new laser plasma lightning cannon. It shoots lightning bolts down plasma channels created by laser beams to disable electronics and blow up targets, too. It is a laser plasma lightning cannon. This is indeed the grandfather of Star Trek's phaser.

Yes, 2013 humans now have a weapon which uses electricity traveling on plasma. How far along are the aliens or the future-humans who are a mere one thousand years ahead of us in their use of plasma? If there are beings who have become sheer energy, plasma would seem to be their obvious vehicle (starcraft) or passageway.

 

The Army's new laser plasma lightning cannon

This all gets a bit hard to imagine so let's back up: Some paranormal events also seem to have plasma-like manifestations; remember the old "ectoplasm" that the Spiritualists referred to? Ghosts seem to be in a state of existence between sold and gaseous; in some cases, you can see through a ghost, and yet it has a solid, comprehensible form, whereas gas is formless.

Keeping the paranormal in mind, here is the definition of plasma: "In physics, plasma is a state of matter to gas in which a certain portion of the particles ionized. Heating a gas may ionize its molecules or atoms (reduce or increase the number of electrons them), thus turning it into a plasma, which contains charged particles: positive ions and negative electrons or ions. Ionization can be induced by other means, such as strong electromagnetic field applied with a laser.

Plasma as we know it has a higher temperature than gas, which means, it is very hot. There is a form of plasma called cold plasma which is still hot. If there are light-beings, we must assume their consciousness, which is what makes them living beings, is not sensitive to extreme heat as we are with our physical bodies.

The Paranormal and UFOs as well, seem intricately connected to electromagnetic phenomena. Ghosts seem to "flow" in some cases; electric anomalies are frequent around ghosts and other paranormal events. Lights blink off and come back on. Technical devices (cell phones, cameras, car radios and more), are interfered with by UFOs and there are some reports of similar events caused by ghosts.

It should be noted also that plasma formations or plasma ships have been seen and photographed outside Earth's atmosphere as well by astronauts and telescopes. They are not just restricted to inside Earth's atmosphere. This would tend to indicate these are not ancient Earth life forms alone but that they also exist or travel to outer space. Obviously they do not need air to breathe and have a different relationship with gravity than we do. Again, the presence of intelligence within these space plasmoid enigmas seems obvious.

I do not feel that UFOs and the paranormal are the same phenomenon but I do feel some UFOs and much of the paranormal, involve sentient plasmoids. They use plasma in order to manifest, or might be a plasmoid form of life.

  

Artwork: Plasma vortex in space

Where are plasma beings from? Are light-beings or electric-beings native to Earth? Are they from an adjacent brane (multiverse)? Or are they from far distant worlds wherein light-beings flourish and have evolved far beyond the present human state?

Even though it seems certain that some UFOs are plasma-connected light-forms, this does not negate the repeated questions, "Where are they from?" and "What do they want?"

Of course, advanced corporeal beings (like humans in 400 years), might use plasma projections or technology. Certainly this possibility is less far-out than actual plasmoid life because this projection theory would only demand is slightly advanced science. Are plasma-ships sent out to electrically gather information on Earth 2013, then called back to an actual space ship outside of Earth's atmosphere? Just another possibility!

LightQuest is a fascinating book by Andrew Collins which goes into the theories I am discussing. Mr. Collin's approach is refreshing, making ufology fascinating, leaping outside the accepted box.

Collins takes a favorite foil of the most ardent UFO debunkers and turns it back on them and effectively takes it out of their hands. I'm referring to "plasma" - as in the natural formations of plasmatic balls of light energy which form as a byproduct of certain geological processes beneath the earth's surface. Infamous debunker Philip Klass, frequently presented plasma as a favorite explanation for mysterious lights whether it was the famous "Foo Fighters" which dogged military aircraft during World War II or the thousands of encounters with saucer-objects on a lonely road. Klass often pointed out that natural plasmas can act in weird and unexpected ways, giving the impression of alien intelligence operating behind them. This, he said, was true of swamp gas.

Andrew Collins agrees that plasma lights are almost certainly natural formations generated by earth-bound processes, specifically, high pressure faults beneath the surface of the earth. Plasma formations have even been created in a laboratory using pressure tools applied to certain kinds of rocks until they burst forth plasma emissions.

However, Collins takes it a step further, as am I in this article: Might natural plasma emissions actually play host or be the vehicles of-- intelligent life forms? LIGHT BEINGS! These beings use plasma to manifest into our dimension, perhaps for short periods of time. Or longer? Who knows for sure at this point, but just as lightning travels on plasma passageways, so might light-beings.

Collins explains how a natural plasma formation could be the "temporary body" of trans-human life forms. He mentions quantum entanglement, on which I have written several articles (see New Dawn Special Issue 6 on UFOs and Human Consciousness/New World Order). Physicist David Bohm's "implicate order" is a possible background framework of how all this could come together.

In Light Quest, Collins looks into the Barney and Betty Hill abduction, and the incredible events which took place at the Rendelsham military base in the U.K., and less known cases of abduction as well.
Another piece of the plasma puzzle is its possible connection to crop circles! Collins does not look into this but certainly it is a leading possibility in the crop circle mystery.

 

 Picture: Plasma UFO about to create a crop circle?

Conclusions: I stress that I also believe some UFO occupants come from time (what we call "the human future") and are probably corporeal beings, as well as other UFO occupants coming from "space" (far distant planets), who are also probably corporeal. I do not feel that "plasma" solves the UFO puzzle. I feel that we are being visited by a plethora of mind-boggling beings from all sorts of mind-boggling sources!

Regarding plasma: When you look at abduction memories which are retrieved under hypnosis and the entire elusive "I think I was abducted," or "I think I was contacted by space beings" phenomenon, it fits in nicely with a plasma/light theory. The beings encountered were "of energy" (not of physical form), and so while the human mind recorded the encounter using its usual EM circuits, nothing physical/corporeal ever took place.

The encounters were real but they were not with beings of the 1st State of Matter (solid) but rather, with beings of the 4th State of Matter (plasma/energy).

Dream levels of mind: These beings might sometimes use the "dream EM circuits" (dream levels) of the human mind so that the encounters are not easily remembered. Perhaps this is for the protection of the human, so as not to be viewed as crazy, or for hidden reasons known only to the energy beings.

Advanced Intelligence: I believe we are very wrong to assume light-beings who use plasma corridors are inherently demonic or negative. Instead, it seems logical that they have advanced far beyond what we can presently imagine and are highly intelligent. They have evolved past the need of a corporeal confirmation for their own existence; their consciousness is contained within their light-form. This is probably the evolutionary direction in which we are headed too.

However, when one really perceives this possibility, it does blow one's mind!

On top of that, as with the entire UFO phenomenon, we humans start with the finished product, so to speak: We see the UFO. Then we are off to scratch our heads, trying to begin at step one of HOW could this be? Who is in there? Where/when did it come from?

It's the same way with my own encounters. They happened. And I have spent the rest of my life researching, thinking, feeling – what happened. It has changed my life but I would not have it any other way.

The Mind Outside: We can call the morphic field, the Mind Outside (each individual mind having the "Mind Inside which connects to the Mind Outside); the Mind Outside "runs" on electric circuits just as our individual minds do.

Quantum entanglement of two minds would be an entanglement of two minds, causing those minds to "run" on the same circuitry and essentially be the same mind but in different environments. A feeling like this is reported by some humans who have encountered UFO occupants. Quantum entanglement causes morphic resonance between two minds, and it seems that light-beings would readily use such a process.

Of course, one could be entangled with a corporeal space man from a far distant planet or from the Year 2400 instead of a light-form zooming along on plasma corridors; in each case, the human of the 21st Century would absorb only what the human stage of development allowed her to absorb and learn. Perhaps that is the bottom line here: we humans must realize that we have far to go; we are not, as it turns out, the top of the cosmic evolutionary heap.

 

 Personal proof: Finally, when I gaze at these 2 photos I took in a Kilkenny, Ireland, in Spring of 1991 on a cheap camera which took 110 film, I have my own personal proof that light, plasma, and advanced intelligence is involved in the Unknown. I say "my own personal proof" because I know these two pictures (frame 1 with frame 2 following it immediately), are absolutely legitimate. I saw nothing with the naked eye and I don't think my cat Sakima did either. Are these photos UFO connected or paranormal related? Both?

The "kind" of light seems identical to the Army's laser plasma lightning cannon. This "kind" of light is somehow ABSOLUTE LIGHT. It must involve light traveling on plasma in order to create this kind of "density" of light. It is opaque light, if you will.

But is it simply a plasma phenomenon with no intelligence involved? This is where my proof of advanced intelligence comes into play; look at the form the plasma/light has taken! It is a form which I recognize in my reality, it has two chubby legs, two rounded little wings, and a round head.

A second later (second frame), it was zooming away in a near-saucer form. It must have been trying to communicate, using a form which was familiar to me or to my cat. No, it is not a teddy bear, it is not a butterfly, but the general shape and form is familiar to a human like a teddy bear or a butterfly. It is an alien intelligence trying to form an earth animal or an animal familiar to the perceiver!

I did not see anything visually but I seem to have focused my camera in both frames on the light-form. How could this be? I can only think that it did reach another level of my mind and so that level of me - did focus on the flying light-form.

This is my personal proof that:

This is a light/plasma phenomenon

It had advanced intelligence and knew about my mind (what would be meaningful to me)

It reached some level of my mind of which I was not consciously aware and that level focused my camera right on the light-form.

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History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers an incredible view into the historical immensity of this particular site, which is, according to Rusty “becoming one of the largest archaeology sites in the world”. via reddit Incredible Aerial Footage Shot...

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          Massive Penis Drawing Can Be Seen From Outer Space, Thus Proving that Humanity Will Never Change      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Humanity has been responsible for some pretty strange things, however, this may very well take the cake.  Could you imagine if alien life really did come across this in space?

Of course, there are many great wonders that can be seen from space, and this, unfortunately, is one of them. While people have been drawing penises on plenty of things for quite some time, this one has been making headlines since it was noticed.

This penis drawing is in Australia and is being referred to as the ‘Aussie Weiner.’ You can even see it on Google Maps. These kinds of aerially-visible creations are known as geoglyphs and cannot be seen when just walking past or so forth, if you weren’t above them you would never know they existed. I’m sure when you think of man-made things that can be seen from space giant dicks would not normally come to mind but, to each their own.

Google Maps

 

This penis is etched into a dry lake bed just outside the town of Geelong which is relatively close to Melbourne. You can tell this huge member most likely took a while to make so whoever created it definitely put a lot of their time and energy into it. What once was an overlooked dirt pit is now one of the most viewed places on Google maps at the moment. If you look close enough you can even see that it appears to have what was meant to be ‘cum drops’ shooting out of it.

Creativity at it’s finest? With plenty of lake bed left who knows what might end up popping up in the area later down the line. The group known as ‘Take The Piss Geelong’ was first to post about this massive member and from there it went viral.

They posted as follows:

“If the legend who did this can inbox us with any form of proof, that’d be awesome.”

“We have a beer with your name on it.”

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          DECADES LONG QUESTION OF WITNESS CREDIBILITY OVER UFOS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An enduring controversy supported by evidence and denial.

Ever since the emergence of flying saucers in the 20th Century a heated debate has raged between deniers, military counterintelligence operations, the witnesses themselves, and even the media's role in this phenomenon. Although there has been undeniable evidence and according to physicist Stanton Freidman, in a court of law the mountain of supporting testimony would have long ago made the case, still the controversy continues.

Questionable evidence

There will always be the unscrupulous element that from the 1940's to the 1990's used faked or staged photography often with dramatic effect. By the mid 1990's the application known as photo shop could be used to generate high definition images that are very hard to distinguish from real footage. Many argue that military counter intelligence operations have for decades been staging a surreal and shadowy ultra secret campaign to mislead the public about the supposed authenticity of flying saucers so as to hide the ongoing development of X-platforms and black operations, even cattle mutilations.

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Another lie?

Recently a retired scientist made what would be called a deathbed admission of his knowledge of government involvement with UFO entities as part of a shared technological program that had secretly been underway for decades. Boyd Bushman allowed an extensive interview of his intimate knowledge of such details shortly before his death on August 7th of this year. However, once again the ugly head of counter intelligence reared itself and has cast doubt on Bushman's testimony. During the course of his filmed interview Bushman exhibits a number of glossy photos of UFO's and of a supposed extraterrestrial entity. The entity appears somewhat questionable in appearance almost uncannily resembling the fledgling attempts of 1950's and 60's low budget depictions of sci fi space creatures.

From a toy maker?

In truth, an individual did indeed reveal that the image of an alien from another planet was indeed the photo of a toy space alien made of plastic sold sometime in the late 50's. Why would a distinguished government scientist allow his testimony to be tarnished by such an aberration? Had he become senile and confused, had this evidence been handed to him to present during the course of his interview and he had trustingly accepted it? Or, perhaps this was just part of a counter intelligence ploy to not only discredit Boyd Bushman, but the entire premise of the UFO as being extra solar in origin in the first place? Such confusion and subterfuge has continually fueled the argument on both sides that either the powers that be are really hiding something if they are putting this much effort into baiting the credibility question or that there really is nothing more to UFO's other than misidentification of experimental or conventional aircraft as well as wild, unproven, speculation and conspiracy theories!

The venerable black copter

It has even come to light recently that the US government has indeed created squadron units of black helicopters having no visible identification, possessing myriad running lights to create confusion for ground observers, and to even have sound insulating capacities to muffle propeller and engine noise. Why? For many years odd aerial lights have been seen over cattle mutilation sites in New Mexico and elsewhere leading many to theorize that some genetic cross breeding experiments were being undertaken by aliens using the closely related tissue of cattle reproductive organs to the biology of human cells. Yet, newly released information may suggest that black helicopter operations were used to simulate UFO overflights during the dark hours of the night. Many investigators had often commented that cattle carcasses seem to have been damaged in a way that would have occurred by being dropped onto the ground from certain heights.

Atomic testing?

Such explanations are that nuclear testing and the resultant contamination of the environment had led the government to initiate secret testing using cattle rancher's livestock as markers for levels of radiation and its effects upon organs and tissues. Rather than create a panic among ranchers that radiation may be affecting their pasture lands and the financial liabilities that this could entail much lass having to purchase the cows from their owners, why not simply commence a secret operation that could gather data without incurring the related expense? One ranching family near Dulce, New Mexico reported that they had found bugging devices in their home after suffering costly cattle mutilations that created financial losses that put them out of the cattle business. It would seem that government sanctioned earthly surveillance was being conducted.

Third world war?

By the early 1950's the Pentagon had already voiced concerns about the public's pre-occupation with UFO's as being the possible prelude to the confusion needed by the Soviets to stage a first strike launch of a third world war against the United States. it appears two simultaneous counter intelligence operations were being conducted. One was a debunking campaign that downplayed the significance of UFO sightings while secretly collecting data and sending it to Wright AFB in Dayton, Ohio for serious evaluation. This while civilian UFO investigation groups were being infiltrated by intelligence agents and either intimidated to disband or fed misleading information.

The victims of secrecy

We know that such victims of these infiltration operations were Howard Menger, NICAP, Paul Bennewitz of Thunder Scientific Labs, and witnesses to the crash of an alleged flying disk near Roswell, NM were intimidated or misinformed in such ways that were designed for a predictable outcome on the part of US intelligence operations. According to Donald Keyhoe, a dedicated UFO researcher with ties to the Pentagon, NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon) was complete compromised thanks to CIA subversion from within. This is especially disturbing when considering that Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoeter, former CIA Director was a member of this organization.

Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBS)

One might venture to ask, on the other hand, why at Archuletta Mesa near Dulce New Mexico an electronic field is being broadcast over the area that will not allow HD camera photographs to acquire resolution so that only an analog camera can work? The same question might be applied to Area 51 in Nevada. Why has the government maintained an underground base and has continually acquired more surrounding real estate to further discourage observers from getting a view of the facility from surrounding vantage points? Secrecy is understandable to a point, but when we have former physicist Bob Lazar who claims to have worked there and violated his security clearance when he all allowed friends to see a supposed back engineered UFO being test flown, why was his complete personal history expunged by the US government? In front of a federal judge he did produce a pay stub from the US Navy for his employment there which impressed the court with the degree of identity confiscation leveled at Lazar.

Unsettling conclusion

The old saying, "where there's smoke there's fire" seems to pertain to the long legacy of the UFO cover-up. It would seem that the US government has gone to great lengths to play a game with the American public and even its former officers in trying to either discredit the evidence or use the possibility of UFO reality to mask the ongoing operations of new high technology developments that will give this nation a decided edge over its enemies for decades to come. This, as well, seems a perfectly reasonable explanation in view of the high stakes involved which would make such intelligence and psychological operations justified in the interests of national security, however just how far should such deception be allowed until it violates the Constitutional rights of the American citizen. Just ask the late Paul Bennewitz.

 

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          Diaoyu Islands Dispute: A Chinese Perspective      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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A view from China on the treaties that apply to the territorial dispute between China and Japan.

By Liu Dan

August 08, 2018

There is a longstanding sovereignty dispute concerning the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. An “international dispute” is a matter for objective determination: one exists if “there is a disagreement over of point of law or fact, a conflict of legal views of interest” between two parties, as it was stated by the Permanent Court of International Justice in the Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions (Jurisdiction) case (1924). Therefore, a mere denial from the Japanese government that the dispute exists does not prove the nonexistence of the dispute.

China and Japan obviously have contradicting legal positions on the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. Previous Chinese literature invokes historical evidence dating to before the Sino-Japanese war to prove China’s sovereignty over the islands. For China, the “fact” that the islands were uninhabited does not mean that Diaoyu Islands were “terra nullius” under international law. Besides the fact that China had already discovered and named the Diaoyu Islands by the 14th-15th century, it is general knowledge that the maritime boundary line between China and the Kingdom of Ryukyu (invaded and then renamed as “Okinawa prefecture” in 1879 by Meiji government of Japan) was in Hei Shui Gou (today’s Okinawa Trough) between Chiwei Yu and Kume Island. The Diaoyu Islands, lying to the west of Hei Shui Gou, were China’s territory, not islands appertaining or belonging to the territory of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

Prior to the 1895 Japanese Cabinet decision that “incorporated” the Diaoyu Islands into Okinawa prefecture, the Diaoyu Islands had long been under the Chinese coastal defense of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties. The Qing court further placed the islands under the jurisdiction of the local government of Taiwan. This can be proved by numerous official documents or maps originating from China, Japan, and the Kingdom of Ryukyu.

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Japan, on the other hand, relies on the theory of territorial acquisition under modern international law to defend its claim. For example, a recent article by Jun Tsuruta in The Diplomat referred to the rule of “effective control” in international law, especially “terra nullius” and “acquiescence,” and concluded that “China’s long postwar silence undermines its claim to sovereignty.” However, according to the Tripartite Hierarchy Rule for territorial disputes, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) looks first to treaty law, then to uti possidetis, and finally to effective control. Treaties in relation to the territorial dispute play a preliminary or even preferential role for international dispute mechanisms in deciding territorial sovereignty.

The 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki after the Sino-Japanese War is the starting point to examine the applicable treaties concerning the dispute. Japan’s official documents such as Minister Mutsu Munemitsu’s reply to Yasushi Nomura on January 11 of 1895 show that from the time of the fact-finding missions to Diaoyu Islands in 1885 to the occupation of the islands in 1895, Japan had consistently not made its moves to seize the Diaoyu Islands in public, until it defeated the Qing dynasty in the Sino-Japanese war. According to Article 2 (b) of the Treaty of Shimonoseki signed on April 17, 1895, the Qing court was forced to cede “the island of Formosa [Taiwan], together with all islands appertaining or belonging to the said island of Formosa” to Japan. Accordingly, the Diaoyu Islands were ceded to Japan as “islands appertaining or belonging to the island of Formosa.”

Following the Treaty of Shimonoseki, a series of treaties and international instruments after the World War II are the legal basis for China to claim its territorial sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. First, the Cairo Declaration of December 1943 proclaimed that “all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa [Taiwan] and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed.” The Diaoyu Islands, which were secretly stolen by Japan, should be returned to China.

Article 8 of the Potsdam Declaration of July 1945 reaffirms that “The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out” and the Japanese Instrument of Surrender of September 1945 reflect that the fact that Japan pledged to faithfully fulfill the obligations enshrined in the Potsdam Declaration. Japan’s obligation to return the Diaoyu Islands was further reinforced by these two legal documents.

Moreover, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Instruction (SCAPIN) No. 677 of 1946 defined Japan’s administration power to “include the four main islands of Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku) and the approximately 1,000 smaller adjacent islands, including the Tsushima Islands and the Ryukyu Islands north of the 30th parallel of North Latitude.” The Diaoyu Islands, lying within 25°40′ – 26°00′ of North Latitude, were clearly not included into the regime defined by the SCAPIN No. 677.

Contrary to China’s approach to invoke the Treaty of Shimonoseki and legal documents such as the Cairo Declaration, Japan tends to deny the applicability of the Treaty of Shimonoseki in the dispute. Instead, Japan relies on multilateral treaties such as the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, bilateral treaties such as the 1971 Ryukyu Transferring Agreement (“Agreement concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands with related arrangements,” i.e., the so-called “Okinawa Reversion Agreement”), as well as some decrees issued by the U.S. Ryukyu Administrative Government (which operated from 1950 to 1972).

Although Japan regards relevant provisions of the San Francisco Peace Treaty as the conventional basis for the Diaoyu Islands dispute, the applicability and legality of the Treaty are problematic. First, the negotiation, legislative, and ratification process of the San Francisco Peace Treaty in relation to the post-war arrangement with Japan excluded China and other allies such as the Soviet Union. Therefore, the legality of the San Francisco Peace Treaty as “peace treaty” or post-war arrangement is doubtful, since the said exclusion is a violation of the commitment by the allies to “cooperate with the Governments signatory hereto and not to make a separate armistice or peace with the enemies” which was envisaged in the 1942 Atlantic Charter. Second, according to the general rule of pacta tertiis nec nocent nec prosunt (treaty does not create obligations for a third party) under international law, China is not bound by the San Francisco Peace Treaty because of its status as a third party being excluded from the treaty signature.

Even if the San Francisco Peace Treaty is applicable in determining the dispute, if one examines the treaty provisions from the angles of the law of UN trusteeship and treaty interpretation, the use of terms in Article 3, such as “Nansei Shoto,” “any proposal of the United States to the United Nations to place under its trusteeship system,” and “powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction” may not necessarily support Japan’s sovereign claims over the Diaoyu Islands.

Referring to the U.S. Civil Administration Proclamation No. 27 of December 1953, Article 1.2 of the “Agreed Minutes” attached to the Ryukyu Transferring Agreement included the Diaoyu Islands into the regime of the “Ryukyu Islands” by geographic coordinates which had been indicated in Proclamation No. 27. However, neither the 1971 Ryukyu Transferring Agreement nor Proclamation No. 27 of 1953 is a solid legal basis for Japan’s claim for several reasons.

First, such inclusion was defined by the form of “Agreed Minutes” instead of “Annex,” which had been required by the Japanese government during the negotiation. The legal form undermines the possibility of applying Article 1.2 of the “Agreed Minutes” in the dispute. Second, the Ryukyu Transferring Agreement violated the general rule of pacta tertiis nec nocent nec prosunt, since the Agreement has the effect of including the disputed territory (the Diaoyu Islands) into the Ryukyu Islands. Third, Proclamation No. 27 of 1953, which neither conforms with SCAPIN No.677, nor abides by the law of military occupation, shall not be regarded as a “legal basis” for the Ryukyu Transferring Agreement.

To maintain its claim, Japan disregards the Treaty of Shimonoseki and treaties signed among allies to maintain world peace and order after World War II. On the other hand, Japan relies heavily on the San Francisco Peace Treaty, the Ryukyu Transferring Agreement, and the decrees of the U.S. Ryukyu Administrative Government. Moreover, rules of territorial acquisition (such as “terra nullius” and “acquiescence”) are quoted frequently by the Japanese government. However, the ICJ normally follows the Tripartite Hierarchy Rule for the territorial dispute; namely, treaties in relation to the territorial dispute — instead of rules of territorial acquisition — will play a preferential role for the Court to examine the dispute. In deciding the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute, multiple considerations such as treaties and the factor of “critical date” (the point of time falling at the end of a period within which the material facts of a dispute are said to have occurred) are more decisive than acquiescence.

LIU Dan is Associate Research Professor at Koguan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


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Can This Beautiful Utopian Dream City Survive the Reality of Human Nature?

This Indian city looks like it’s from a sci-fi film. Are its ideals more grounded in reality?

Utopia

Utopia. Sure, it’d be – by definition – pretty nice, but is it really possible? How could one society be perfect for every single person that’s part of it? We don’t want to be party-poopers. Dreaming of a better world and trying to make it a reality is a noble urge. But, well, Wild, Wild Country, anyone?

At first glance, Auroville seems different. A self-declared “universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities,” this Utopian settlement in India has been going strong for 50 years. Not bad for a place that eschews money, religion, government, mass media and big-city infrastructure.

Utopia G2

So what’s behind Auroville’s remarkable longevity?

glorious charter helps. Based on principles of never-ending education and progress, spiritual advancement and unified humanity, it supposedly keeps Aurovillians focused and inspired. Ongoing protection and support from UNESCO and the Indian government can’t hurt either. Then there’s the city’s uniquely Utopian aesthetics.

Some folks reckon if you look the part, that’s half the battle won. Viewed from any angle, Auroville (aka the City of Dawn) looks every inch the harmonious Dream City envisioned by its guru founder, Mirra Alfassa. From the air, it resembles a map of the galaxy, a vivid reminder of its cosmic ideals.

Utopia G3

On the ground, it’s equally impressive. A gob-smacking golden meditation dome sits at the city’s centre, in a district known as the Peace Area. Inside the dome, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into a late ’60s sci-fi movie, while Auroville’s green-friendly ethos means that nature – forest, orchards, organic farms – is never far away.

Utopia mod 1

And its beautiful Modernist homes are serene, light-filled sanctuaries where positive vibes are practically de rigeur.

Utopia mod 2

In short, the perfect visual embodiment of a Utopian dream.

But – and you knew this was coming, right? – Auroville’s got problems. A veritable “laundry list” of them, according to Slate journalist Maddy Cromwell, who visited in 2015. Yep, like anywhere else humans coexist, there’s crime (some of it very nasty), financial corruption, bureaucracy up the wazoo, and suicide.

Reality strikes again.


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          World: Humanitarian Funding Update July 2018 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, World, Yemen

Funding Required: $25.41B
Funding Received: $9.39B
Unmet Requirements: $16.02B
Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M
People to receive aid: 95.8M
Countries affected: 41

As of the end of July 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) require US$25.41 billion to assist 95.8 billion people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The 21 HRPs and the Syria 3RP were funded at $9.52 billion: 37 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Humanitarian organisations still require $16.02 billion to meet the needs covered by these plans.

Requirements are $2 billion higher than last year at the same time. Overall coverage is also slightly higher (three per cent), with $1.4 billion more received this year than last.

Pooled funds

Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved $333 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund, including $233 million through the rapid response window and $100 million through the underfunded emergencies window. In July, $24 million was approved in rapid response grants to respond to displacement in Ethiopia, population movement from Venezuela into Colombia, worsening food insecurity in Niger, and a volcanic eruption in Guatemala. The largest allocation was $15 million to provide relief items, safe water, sanitation facilities, and health and nutrition treatment to 800,000 people displaced by inter-communal violence in Gedeo and West Guji in Ethiopia.

Between 1 January and 6 August 2018, 17 country-based pooled funds (CBPF) received $536 million in contributions from 30 donors (including $80 million in pledges). During this period, $369 million were allocated to a total of 663 humanitarian projects, implemented by 443 partners, with the funds in Yemen ($92 million), DRC ($36 million) and Iraq ($34 million) allocating the largest amounts. During July, the funds in Afghanistan, Jordan, Nigeria, South Sudan and Turkey were processing allocations. As for overall CBPF allocations, 58 per cent were disbursed to NGOs, including 19 per cent ($71 million) directly to national and local NGOs. Another 41 per cent ($150 million) was allocated to UN agencies and 1 per cent of funding was allocated to Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations.

Country updates

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Some 22.2 million people – about 75 per cent of the population – require humanitarian assistance or protection. This includes 8.4 million people who do not know where their next meal is coming from. An unprecedented outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea has resulted in more than 1.1 million cases since April 2017. Escalating conflict in Hudaydah has displaced more than 350,000 people since 1 June. More than 90 per cent of these people have received emergency relief packages distributed by humanitarian partners. Sustained hostilities in Hudaydah city, interruptions to port operations or a siege would be catastrophic and must be avoided. Humanitarian programmes have expanded significantly across Yemen. In June, partners provided emergency food assistance to 7.5 million people – an increase of 200,000 people since January. Similar increases have occurred in other sectors. As of mid-year, about 60 per cent of people targeted with assistance had been reached. Generous and flexible funding has been key. Donors have provided more than 60 per cent of the HRP’s $3 billion requirements – including an early, unearmarked $930 million contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Partners recently sequenced the HRP to show first-line, second-line and full response activities, and require full funding to deliver all programmes based on this plan.

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At least 3.4 million people in Cameroon need humanitarian assistance and protection. Six out of ten regions are affected by humanitarian crises related to Boko Haram in the Far North, the conflict in the Central African Republic and the worsening situation in the Anglophone regions. Further, growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are affecting over 2.6 million people, including 1.5 million children, and there is an ongoing cholera outbreak in the Center and North regions. The 2018 HRP calls for $319.7 million but is only 23 per cent funded. Additional donor support is critical to ensure life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable populations, especially the newly displaced persons in the Far North and the South-West.

Although the number of IDPs in the Central African Republic (CAR) fell to 608,000 during June, a seven per cent decrease compared to May, this does not indicate an improvement of the situation. The tensions and armed violence that erupted in April continue, and are causing new displacements in areas with very limited access. More than half (354,017) of the IDPs are staying with host families, while some 249,522 are in IDP sites and settlements, and another 4,489 are scattered in the bush, in desperate need of assistance. Increasing insecurity is affecting the delivery of aid, as five humanitarian workers have been killed since the beginning of 2018, making CAR one of the most dangerous countries in the world for the delivery of humanitarian aid. Moreover, underfunding remains one of the biggest impediments to stepping up the humanitarian response. At mid-year, the 2018 HRP had only received 26 per cent of its $515.6 million requirement. Without additional funding, humanitarian actors will be unable to address the needs of 1.9 million people targeted in the Plan.

The Marawi Conflict Response and Resources Overview (Mindanao, Philippines) seeks $61 million to provide essential services, food security, protection, livelihood and early recovery support for 199,000 conflict-affected people in Mindanao, of whom 69,412 are still displaced, from July 2017 to December 2018. While an organized return is underway, the majority of those who were forced to flee during the conflict will continue to require humanitarian assistance until sustainable recovery activities are underway, especially for those from the most affected areas of the city. Some $11 million (18%) has been received to-date.

Afghanistan is in the midst of a drought, the scale of which has not been seen since 2011. It has already resulted in some 84,000 people being displaced to Hirat City in western Afghanistan, with up to 150,000 at risk of being displaced. In 2017, wheat production was at an all-time low (57 per cent under the five-year average) and the expected shortfall in production in 2018 is decreasing further -- from 4.2 million metric tonnes to 3.5 million metric tonnes. This decrease is impacting some two million already food insecure people across two thirds of Afghanistan. The ongoing drought led the Humanitarian Country Team to increase the Afghanistan 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan requirements by $117 million, for a total of $547 million. The HRP is currently only 29 per cent funded. Additional funding is required to provide food security, agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene and nutritional support. The humanitarian community is currently conducting a multi-sectoral humanitarian-development assessment, led by OCHA and UNDP, to examine both humanitarian needs and the wider, long-term complexities underpinning the drought crisis, that would need structural support through development programming.

Four years of conflict have put a tremendous strain on the civilian population in eastern Ukraine. Disrupted access to critical facilities and diminished livelihoods mean that some 3.4 million people are without basic supplies and services and need assistance for protection and survival. Some 200,000 people live under constant fear of shelling every day. One and a half million Ukrainians have been displaced across the country and cannot return home due to hostilities or lost livelihoods. Over 1 million civilians cross the “contact line” every month through operational checkpoints, which lack required shade, cooling spaces and healthcare facilities. Under these conditions, coupled with prolonged waiting hours and summer heat, civilians—many of them elderly—suffer health-related complications. Funding for the Humanitarian Response Plan is urgently needed, as only 27 per cent of the required $187 million has been received so far to respond to the urgent needs of 2.3 million vulnerable Ukrainians with assistance and protection throughout 2018.

Haiti is well into the hurricane season and increased international support for emergency preparedness efforts is required. Haitians are still recovering from consecutive natural disasters, including a major earthquake, hurricanes, floods and drought, and need sustained support. This support is not only to obtain life’s basic necessities, but also to move beyond recurring disasters and build sustainable livelihoods and live in resilient communities that are prepared for future shocks. Humanitarian actors aim to provide humanitarian assistance and protection services to the 2.2 million most vulnerable Haitians, but they have received only 9 per cent of the required $252 million this year.


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WORLD MONTAGE, One minute of various images from around the world. DEAD SEA, ISRAEL, Float on the Dead Sea. Eight times more salt than the ocean. Visitors from worldwide come to seek wellness from the water and healing black mud.
SNAKE CHARMER OF MALAYSIA, A dying breed, these snake charmers risk their lives to entertain audiences. frequently bitten by cobras and pit vipers, they still play a dangerous game! Have you had a 22 foot long python coiled around your body lately???
DIVE PHILIPPINES, the Philippines is known for its spectacular dive sites. Explore the beautiful undersea world around Cebu Island, teeming with a vast array of exotic sea creatures, caves and cliffs.... LAS VEGAS PREVIEW, tour of Las Vegas, aerials, casinos and Hoover Dam, etc.
HAWAII KAYAK ADVENTURE, paddle through the Big Islands ten tunnels high in the Kohala Mountains, by kayak. Some tunnels one mile long. The ultimate eco-tourism adventure!
ELEPHANT SHOW, THAILAND, see elephants perform amazing feats in Phuket, Thailand. Dancing, playing music, tricks, headstands, playing soccer and carrying boy with his head in the elephant's mouth. Daring stuff!

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1). HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Rare aerial views of the Hawaiian Islands by helicopter. See waterfalls UP CLOSE, fly low through valleys and over cliffs, breathtaking beaches and inside a volcano! AND snow...Yes snow in Hawaii! Close-ups of an actual eruption and lava flows. Incredible!

2). STICK FIGHTING IN PHILIPPINES: Learn this rare art of self-defense from the Grandmaster in Cebu, where it originated. This is a step-by-step guide of Eskrima, using sticks, knives and bare hands.

3). VIDEO GUIDE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA: exotic and undiscovered scenics, temples, culture, festivals and celebrations. You'll want to go there!

4). GAY TRANSVESTITE SHOW IN PHILIPPINES: Boys will be girls in this spectacular cultural review of song and dance.

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Prepare softcopy stereo-models from photogrammetric aerial imagery. The Geospatial Division of Ayres Associates is seeking candidates for a full-time Analytical...
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WATCH: Aircrews spent Wednesday fighting the fire with helicopters as the winds continued to push the fire to the north and west. Dean Stolz bring you an update on the wildfire burning near Nanaimo. The sky above the fire was like an aerial dance Wednesday as multiple helicopters criss-crossed the area dropping water from a […]

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A peaceful protest about Department of Conservation use of 1080 poison aerial drops is to be held in Whanganui.The Anti 1080 Action Ruapehu group have organised a hikoi that will begin at Otoko Marae on the Parapara Rd on Friday.The...
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August 9 (ANI): A top UP official has come under fire for showering rose petals from helicopter on Kanwariyas during an aerial survey.

In the video that is circulated, the senior cop along with other officials are seen showering the petals from a chopper on Kanwariyas, has defended his gesture, saying it should not be given a religious hue. "No religious angle should be given to this; flowers are used to welcome people. Administration respects all religions and actively takes part, even in Gurupurab, Eid, Bakrid or Jain festivals," said Prashant Kumar, the Additional Director General (ADGP) of Meerut Zone. In a photo that went viral on Wednesday, Kumar was seen sitting in an airborne helicopter with his hands full of rose petals. Along with him, Divisional Commissioner of Meerut, Anita Meshram, and other top officials, showered down flowers on Kanwariyas on Wednesday.

Coming close on the heels of Kanwar pilgrims vandalising a car on a Delhi road even as cops looked on, the top police official honouring the Kanwariyas did not go down well with some social media users.

Kanwar pilgrims are the devotees of Hindu God, Shiva. Each year, around this time of the year, scores of these devotees from across India commence their pilgrimage on foot on the first day of Hindu month, Saavan. They walk with heavy pots filled with Ganga water, carrying on their shoulders and emptying them at the temples of Lord Shiva. But over the last few years, some of them have come under criticism for allegedly creating ruckus on the roads during their holy journey.


          08/08 Links Pt1: Senior UN official blasted for floating Israel's suspension; Trudeau Gave $50M To The Palestinians. Then They Sided With Saudi Arabia; Iran has only begun to feel the pain of Trump’s sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Senior UN official blasted for floating Israel's suspension from world body
A United Nations human rights expert is under fire after suggesting Israel could have its member status at the world body suspended over alleged violations of international law.

Michael Lynk, the special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, made the remarks at a side event during a July session of the Human Rights Council -- the controversial panel the U.S. withdrew from last month.

Audio of the event, “Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Systematic Violations with Impunity,” was obtained by Fox News from NGO Monitor -- a Jerusalem-based research institute analyzing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) claiming to advance humanitarian agendas.

In that audio, Lynk describes Israel as an “illegal occupant,” and says “the international community has not simply the ability, but also the responsibility and obligation to bring [settlements] to an end.”

He then goes on to say that there are “a number of tools” that the international community can use to bring Israel back in line.
Amb. Danon blasts official who suggested Israel be suspended from U.N.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon harshly criticized a suggestion by UN official Michael Lynk that Israel be suspended from the world body over what the United Nations characterizes as violations of international law, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Lynk's comments is “another reason why the [Human Rights Council] lost its credibility,” Danon said.

“Mahmoud Abbas knows that actions such as this do nothing to encourage peace," Danon said in an interview on Fox News. "In fact, it actively works against it, and encourages incitement and a culture of hate."

“The international community has not simply the ability, but also the responsibility and obligation to bring [settlements] to an end,” Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories for the UN, told a July session of the Human Rights Council, adding that there are “a number of tools” the international community can use to change Israeli actions.

“It may mean reviewing or suspending Israel’s privileges as a state member in the United Nations,” Lynk said. “It may mean that countries in the world, particularly those with significant trading or political relationships with Israel, would review their relationships with Israel in the military, political, diplomatic and economic investment spheres. It may mean that Israel would face some forms of restrictions in its abilities to wind up trading.”

The United States withdrew from the Human Rights Council in June, citing what it characterized as the body's biased treatment of Israel and its failure to address serious abuses throughout the world.
Elliott Abrams: Saudi Arabia and Canada
What was the Canadian action that led to this fierce reaction? A tweet from Canada’s foreign minister saying “Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia,” and that “Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi.” And the following day a tweet from the foreign ministry saying “Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful #humanrights activists.”

These are not harsh or shocking statements. The Raif Badawi case has long been a matter of international concern and comment. The United States commented in 2015 that “We are greatly concerned by reports that human rights activist Raif Badawi will start facing the inhumane punishment of a 1,000 lashes, in addition to serving a 10-year sentence in prison for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and religion. The United States Government calls on Saudi authorities to cancel this brutal punishment and to review Badawi’s case and sentence.” This is surely tougher than the Canadian comments. Moreover, the United States had no actual link to the case whereas Badawi’s wife and three children are now Canadian citizens. In addition, there has been plenty of comment about the current combination in Saudi Arabia of social and economic reform with the government’s absolute insistence on setting the pace of change—and punishing Saudis who seek to increase it. For example, just days before the kingdom allowed women to drive it punished women activists who had long sought that change.

The Saudi position amounts to this: no government may comment on anything that happens in the kingdom. Any such comment is a violation of Saudi sovereignty. Thus the phrase in the Saudi statement that the Canadian comments were “against basic international norms and all international protocols.”
PATHETIC: Trudeau Gave $50 MILLION Of Our Taxpayer Dollars To The Palestinians. Then They Sided With Saudi Arabia & Condemned Us
Once again, Justin Trudeau has let Canada get played like a fool.

As I recently reported, the Trudeau government gave $50 MILLION of our taxpayer dollars to the Palestinians.

“$12.65 million will go to the Palestinians through the United Nations and other ‘international organizations,’ while most of the rest will go towards other NGOs who will disperse the money.”

But did that get us any goodwill?

NOPE.

After relations between us and the Saudis broke down, the Palestinians sided with Saudi Arabia and condemned us:

As noted in a recent report, “Palestinian news agency Wafa reported on Monday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stands with Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada, rejecting what it called Ottawa’s “blatant interference” in Riyadh’s internal affairs. He also called on the Arab countries to stand by the Kingdom to reject and condemn the Canadian intervention in its internal affairs.”

So, Justin Trudeau took $50 million away from the Canadian People, and gave it to the Palestinians, who then sided with our opponent and condemned us.

How stupid can a government possibly be?

Why the hell are we giving our money to people who hate us and oppose everything we stand for?



Israel and Gaza: How did we get here?
In the years to follow, Hamas continued to misuse funds and supplies in Gaza. Over $120 million worth of concrete originally intended to develop civilian infrastructure was used to build terror tunnels to infiltrate Israel. These tunnels were used as early as 2006 in the kidnapping of IDF soldier, Sergeant 1st Class Gilad Shalit.

Since then, Hamas has continued to waste concrete on terror tunnels, and in the construction process, has killed more than 400 Palestinians, including at least 160 children. Attempts were made to smuggle weapons into Gaza via the Mediterranean Sea, which led to the imposition of a legal naval blockade. Additionally, rocket and mortar shell fire continued, inflicting wide-spread damage and trauma on Israel’s southern residents in particular, which lead to the development of the Iron Dome aerial defense system.

Today, the relationship between Israel and Gaza remains tense. Yet Gazan civilians are still allowed to enter Israel to receive medical treatment, pray, study, travel, and work on a daily basis. Israel regularly facilitates the transfer of humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing, even in times of conflict, including during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

Hamas remains accountable for controlling the Gaza Strip, and continues to put its terror-based goals above the needs of its people. They insist on inciting violence and wasting vital supplies on terror activity. The IDF will continue to operate as necessary to safeguard the security needs of the State of Israel, and is ready to defend Israeli civilians and sovereignty.
Hamas Source: 5-Year Truce to Include Return of 4 Israelis at Some Point
A truce between Hamas and Israel will be officially unveiled by the end of August, according to Turkey’s official news agency Anadolu, quoting a Hamas source.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that as part of the deal, which was brokered by Egypt and the UN with input from Turkey and Qatar, Hamas and Israel would initially observe a two-week trial cease-fire.

The truce, which is planned to last five years, would include the release of four Israelis: the remains of two fallen IDF soldiers and two living, mentally handicapped men who wondered across the Gaza border including two soldiers.

The Anadolu report did not specify at which stage of the truce the release would be carried out, nor whether or not it would involve releasing Hamas terrorists who are behind bars in Israel.

Under the agreement’s terms, according to the same Hamas official, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip would be opened on a permanent basis, and Israeli restrictions on the Kerem Shalom border crossing would also be eased “dramatically.”
IDF closes roads near Gaza over fears of revenge attack
The military closed off a highway in southern Israel on Wednesday out of concerns that the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip may open fire at Israeli vehicles as revenge for an exchange the day before in which the army killed two Hamas members.

The military said the decision to close Route 25 and several smaller service roads near the border was made in light of recent threats by Hamas and after IDF soldiers saw that the terror group had begun abandoning several of its positions in the Strip — a move Hamas generally takes as a precaution before carrying out attacks against Israel.

“In light of Hamas statements and the evacuation of Hamas outposts, the Southern Command decided to increase readiness and to close a number of roadways in the Gaza periphery,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
Terrorists shoot at civilians near Gaza
Terrorists from the Gaza Strip opened fire on civilian workers engaged in the construction of the barrier along the security fence near the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDF, an engineering vehicle was struck by gunfire from Gaza.

No injuries were reported.

Earlier Tuesday, the IDF Southern Command decided to reinforce the Gaza Division and close several access routes in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip in response to threats from the Hamas terrorist organization.
UN humanitarian agency calls on Israel to let fuel into Gaza Strip
A UN aid agency on Wednesday urged Israel to let emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip to avert the shutdown of hospitals and sanitation facilities.

Jamie McGoldrick, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, called Israel’s restriction of fuel imports “a dangerous practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in Gaza.”

Israel halted the supply of petroleum and natural gas to Gaza last week after there was no pause in incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza into southern Israel, arson attacks that have gone on for months accompanied by border clashes. The violence has at times escalated into exchanges of fire on the border, rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israeli cities, and Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets.

Israel temporarily suspended fuel shipments to Gaza in July for similar reasons. The airborne arson attacks have started hundreds of fires that consumed thousands of acres of farmland and countryside, causing millions of shekels in damage.
Hearing the real story from Jewish National Fund-USA
A tour around “the Gaza Envelope,” the western Negev, reveals a conventional life dealing with unconventional circumstances.

Along open roads are bomb shelters, some even painted with beautiful patterns to make something so unnatural not seem intimidating to children who rely on fleeing to these shelters often on a daily basis – or even multiple times a day.

Some playgrounds are indoors, like the Indoor Recreation Center in Sderot. With a mere 15 seconds to run for cover, playing out in the open is a luxury children of the South can ill afford.

“We established the world’s first protected playground with the amazing Jewish National Fund-USA, spearheaded by CEO Russell F. Robinson, who invested heavily in the playground so children could play without fear,” remarked Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi.

“Sadly, the hundreds of kids who come here every day are used to this,” playground manager Shmuel Ohayon laments. “They are used to frequent drills in school, running to bomb shelters at home, and if there’s trauma, they have psychologists to speak to. Seventy-four percent of them have some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].”
A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People
As Prime Minister Netanyahu's Advisor for World Communities, part of my job is to listen to what people around the world have to say. Much of what I have heard from critics following the passage of Basic Law: Israel - Nation State of the Jewish People is mistaken and misinformed. The accusations about the new law's effects on Israeli democracy have no connection to the actual content or context of the law.

The new Basic Law was passed to fill a constitutional void. Israel, like the United Kingdom, lacks a written constitution and instead relies on a set of basic laws. Israel already has basic laws to protect individual freedoms (such as Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty). Israel lacked a basic law defining the identity and purpose of the state.

During the seven-year debate surrounding the Nation State Law, there was a broad consensus that a basic law was needed to define the identity of the country. However, the new basic law does not contradict or supersede the basic laws that protect and guarantee individual rights of all citizens regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender.

The new law does not erode a single right or protection of any minority. It actually reaffirms Israel's commitment to minority groups.

The new law also, for the first time, constitutionally enshrines Arabic as a language with "special status." It affirms that "the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect will not be harmed."
Isi Leibler: Hysteria over nation-state law
Most Israeli Arabs are happy to live in Israel – the only democracy in a region of barbaric conflict and dictatorships. They enjoy a higher standard of living and better opportunities than they would in any Arab country. An increasing number are engaged in professions and one need only enter an Israeli hospital where Arab and Jewish medical staff treat Jewish and Arab patients on a basis of equality, in order to repudiate slanders of apartheid or racism.

The rule of law applies to Arab citizens as it does to any other Israeli. They enjoy freedom of religion and do not live in fear of punitive amputations or decapitation as prevails in much of the region.

This law was designed to ratify classical Zionism, reject post-Zionism and reiterate that Israel is a Jewish state. Yet not a single clause can be construed as racist, denigrates minorities or suggests that they will be denied state support. Israel remains a democratic Jewish state with or without the law, which merely seeks to reinforce its identity.

There are legitimate grounds for criticizing the law, particularly errors of omission by the government due to a lack of foresight, but the hyperbole used by some of those opposing it is malicious and will foment hatred within Israel and provide aid to those nations seeking to besmirch us.
The masquerade is over
What's all the fuss about? The spirit of the nation-state law has engulfed Israel for decades already. The law says that the land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people; and that the state established in this land is the nation-state of the Jewish people in which they are realizing their natural, cultural, religious, and historical right to self-determination. According to the law, the realization of the right to self-determination in the State of Israel is exclusive to the Jewish people.

Here are a few other trivialities: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Hebrew is the national language, and Arabic has a special status. The nation will be open to aliyah [Jewish immigration] and to an ingathering of the exiles. The state will be responsible for ensuring the safety of its citizens and other members of the Jewish people who are in distress or imprisoned because of their Jewishness or their Israeli citizenship. The state will work in the Diaspora to uphold the ties between it and the Jewish people abroad and will work to preserve the Jewish people's cultural, historical, and religious legacy in the Diaspora. The state sees national value in developing Jewish settlement and will take steps to encourage and promote new and existing settlements.

Any honest person will admit that the nation-state law is a clear expression of the political consensus in Israel. Most members of the Zionist parties would certainly sign a declaration like this one, if it wouldn't cause a political scandal. What's more, the vast majority of high school graduates can't understand the objection to it.
EU skips over Israel
The European Union has formulated a plan to establish a transportation infrastructure to connect Gaza to Judea and Samaria without informing or involving elements in Israel.

According to today's report on Reshet Bet as part of the plan it is proposed to build huge infrastructures also including "Area C" - places retained in the Oslo Accords under full Israeli control.

Formulation of the plan in the European Union took 18 months and is scheduled to take 30 years to implement. According to the plan, air- and seaports will be established, plus an extensive network of railways and roads that would connect all parts of Judea and Samaria to Gaza.

Although the plan includes many areas under Israeli control including in East Jerusalem, the EU did not bother to update the Civil Administration or other elements in Israel.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said the plan was known to him. "I made it clear that Gaza will not connect to Judea and Samaria. All their plans are on paper and are completely unacceptable," Katz said in an interview with Reshet Bet.
Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy
Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.

He particularly slammed the fact that Palestinian Authority diplomatic representation is located less than two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Planalto Palace, Brazil’s government headquarters.

The right-wing lawmaker is a strong admirer and supporter of Israel. Elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil on October 7.

Brazil recognized Palestine as an independent state in 2010 as part of former far-left President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s alignment with extremist governments such as Iran and Libya. At that time, Brazil donated $10 million to the Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip and is vowed to Israel’s destruction. Lula’s political heir, Dilma Rousseff, continued the anti-Israel sentiment during her term until she was impeached in 2016.
French President Macron cancels Israel visit
A year ago, Macron said he would visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the spring of 2018 to push for the renewal of Israeli-Palestinians peace talks. The visit was then postponed from the spring to the fall, and has now been cancelled entirely.

Paris did not provide a reason for the cancellation, but it is likely tied to the political crisis Macron is facing at home after his bodyguard was filmed assaulting May Day protesters.

The incident sparked the biggest political crisis of Macron's tenure. Critics say Macron’s office failed to properly punish the head of his security detail or refer him promptly to judicial authorities over the incident. They say Macron’s handling of the case shows he has lost touch with ordinary people since taking office 14 months ago.

Footage showed the bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, hitting a male protester and dragging away a woman while off duty and wearing a riot helmet and police tags.

“I alone bear responsibility. They can come and get me. I answer to the French people,” Macron told a gathering of members of parliament from his party.
Israel is suspected again of assassinating an enemy’s rocket scientist. Do these killings pay off?
Does the plan work?

Sometimes it backfires. The attempts on Arafat fed his legend and lent him stature among Palestinians. Israeli commandos in 1988 killed Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Tunis in 1988. Abu Jihad, Arafat’s second-in-command, also was among the Palestinian leaders seeking accommodation with Israel. The killing did nothing to stop the first intifada. Israeli leaders believed that Abu Jihad was directing its violence, but it was a homegrown affair.

Other times, when a critical actor is killed, it appears to have results. The 1996 assassination of Ayyash, “The Engineer,” was followed by a rash of bus bombings believed to have been planned before his death – and then several years of relative quiet.

Schanzer said the policy may work in conjunction with an overall strategy. The campaign against Iran’s nuclear scientists, he said, was coupled with cyber warfare that for a time crippled Iran’s uranium enrichment and tough sanctions that slowed its nuclear program.

“Israelis have always used targeted assassination as not the only means but as one element of a broader strategy,” he said.
Russia and Israel reach understanding on Golan border line
Israel and Russia have reached an understanding to ensure the preservation of the 1974 cease-fire line on the Golan Heights, according to Israel’s Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren.

According to a TASS Russian News Agency report, Koren – who met with Russian journalists in Stavropol in southern Russia Monday – said, “we coordinated the arrangement under which Russia pledged to make sure, as it were, that the Syrian Army will not cross the cease-fire line established under the 1974 agreement. It looks like everything is functioning for the time being. I hope it will be so in the future, as well.”

Koren said Israel insisted on the full withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria.

The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, which followed the Yom Kippur War, separated Israel and Syrian troops and created a 235-km. buffer zone in the Golan Heights. Israel demands the buffer zone be respected, even as it is deeply concerned that Iranian or Shia forces moving south with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s troops may try to violate it.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed during his visit to Moscow in July that respecting the Separation of Forces Agreement was a red line for Israel in Syria.
Israeli UN Envoy Urges New Head of South Lebanon Peacekeeping Force to Push Back Harder Against Hezbollah
Italian Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col replaced Irish Maj. Gen. Michael Beary as the new commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon on Tuesday — a development that was welcomed by a top Israeli diplomat.

“UNIFIL is an important force, with more than 10,000 soldiers,” Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in a statement. “Its more robust mandate is designed to push back against the blatant, unauthorized arms buildup of Hezbollah, a proxy of Iran, in southern Lebanon. With a new commander, there is a new opportunity to fulfill more of this important mission.”

Danon’s office explained: “UNIFIL’s mandate has been to restore peace and security to the Israeli – Lebanese border. Following the Second Lebanon War in 2006, its mandate was expanded to include monitoring the area between the Blue Line and Litani River, and keep it free of armed personnel, other than Lebanese government or UNIFIL forces. Last September, the US and Israel worked together to further expand UNIFIL’s mandate by authorizing patrols with Lebanese forces and requiring reports when peacekeepers run into Hezbollah roadblocks.”

Recent UNIFIL commanders — including Beary, who assumed the position in July 2016 — have all served terms of 2-3 years.
Druze-Israeli advances as Iraqi foe refuses to fight
Israel’s Amit Mdah advanced to the semifinals at the IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championships in Bangkok this week when his Iraqi opponent refused to compete in their quarterfinal match.

Mdah, 17, a resident of the village of Kisra-Sumei in the Western Galilee, holds the European title and won a bronze medal at the World Youth Championships a year ago. This time he was guaranteed a medal after his Iraqi rival Mohammed Jalal did not appear in the battle against him. Before that he won 10-9 against Hamdan Mohammed from the United Arab Emirates.

The protest of the Druze community in the wake of the Nation-State Law occupies one of the main topics of discussion in Israeli society these days. However, Druze athletes continue to represent the country successfully, bring honor, and also suffer from anti-Israeli behavior by competitors from Arab countries.

Mdah, who competes in the under-57 kg category, faced Russian Mohammed Yusuf Momonhomov late Tuesday in the semifinals.

The Israeli delegation to the championships includes eight male athletes and two female athletes, aged 11 to 17. Before the competition, the young athletes were in a training camp in Thailand.
Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Mecca
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), headed by Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokun, prepares every year for the passage of thousands of Arabs from all over Judea and Samaria to Mecca, Saudi Arabia via the Allenby Bridge.

In a post to the Arabic COGAT Facebook page, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun wrote to the Palestinian Authority residents: "We are prepared for a quick and easy passage for all the pilgrims from Judea and Samaria who are observing the holiday. I wish you and the Muslim world a pleasant and happy journey, and a blessed holiday."

Approximately 5,200 PA residents are expected to cross the Allenby Bridge this week to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, which is known as the Hajj. The pilgrimage is being coordinated with the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and the Airports Authority. 88 buses were organized to bring the pilgrims across on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

In addition, a special area was established in the city of Jericho, called "State of Al-Khawaja", to arrange and register residents in advance for the Allenby Bridge buses. From the Allenby Bridge the pilgrims continue on buses through Jordan to Mecca.
Palestinians jailed for trying to rob biblical archaeological site
Three Palestinians were sent to 36 days in prison on Tuesday for damaging and attempting to rob a major archaeological site in the northern West Bank last month.

The men, whose names haven’t been released, were arrested at 1:00 a.m. on July 18 at the location of the ancient town of Sebastia, which contains overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years.

They were caught by an inspector for the archaeology division of the Civil Administration, the Israeli body that oversees civilian affairs in the West Bank, while carrying digging equipment and a metal detector. The site, just outside the city of Nablus, was found vandalized, Hebrew-language media reported.

A hilltop capital of biblical kings later ruled by Roman conquerors, crusaders, and Ottomans, Sebastia — also known nowadays as the Samaria National Park — is caught between conflicting Israeli and Palestinian jurisdictions, and the site has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades. Beyond the decay, unauthorized diggers and thieves have taken advantage of the lack of oversight to make off with priceless artifacts.
The New Face of Palestinian Protest: Ahed Tamimi
We're all looking for role models, and news we can trust. We deserve to know the full story, so we can make our own decisions. AJ+ interviewed Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. Here's what they left out. #MonitorTheMedia


Congress Forces Al Jazeera, Other Foreign Media to Disclose Ties
Congress recently approved new legislation that would force foreign-owned media organizations such as Qatar's Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent under U.S. law.

The legislation, included in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, would mandate that foreign-owned media organizations register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, a move that would shine greater sunlight on these organizations' ties to foreign governments.

Al Jazeera in particular has become a poster child for those in Congress backing the legislation. A delegation of lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), have been championing the legislation for months, arguing that Al Jazeera and others should be forced to admit their close ties to foreign governments.

Proponents of the legislation argue that media outlets such as Al Jazeera have tried to hide their agenda behind the guise of objective journalism. Al Jazeera, for instance, recently faced intense scrutiny on Capitol Hill for running a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jewish activists and their allies in Congress on order from the Qatari government.
Iran has only begun to feel the pain of Trump’s sanctions
As the Iranian regime reels under the strain of renewed sanctions, the Trump administration is already preparing the next phase.

We see too little of it in our press, but Iranians are increasingly taking to the streets and the clerics’ hold on power is weakening.

And it’s about to get worse for the regime. A new round of US sanctions, announced in advance, kicked in Monday. It restricts currency transfers and bans trade in gold, silver, aluminum, steel and other metals.

Most of the new sanctions have already been factored in, changing the way the world does business in Iran. European politicians, who’ve sanctified President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, are calling on companies to stay put and do business in Iran, as the seven-party Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action dictates.

But business is business.

After the nuke deal was signed, France’s Renault was eager to position itself for the day all sanctions would be removed, cutting deals to dominate Iran’s car market. Anticipating Monday’s sanctions, however, Renault announced an end to all its Iran businesses in July — even though it sells no cars in America.
Experts: New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior
The first round of U.S. sanctions reinstated against Iran this week makes clear to the Islamic Republic the Trump administration's willingness to financially squeeze the regime until it curbs its destabilizing behavior, according to regional experts.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that firms doing business with Iran would be blocked from the U.S. market as new sanctions hit the country despite appeals from Washington's allies.

The sanctions are part of a steadily increasing pressure campaign implemented after Trump in May decided to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era Iran nuclear accord that sought to limit Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

The administration will ratchet up pressure on Tehran's economy in early November when U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil are due to snapback.

The renewed U.S. sanctions go into effect as protests escalate against Iran's hardline ruling party over its immense military spending, which has crippled an already weak Iranian economy.
Trump's Ambassador To Germany Scores Another Victory Against Iran
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is quietly convincing German companies to discontinue business with Iran.

Grenell has scored a series of victories in recent days by successfully lobbying against a $400 million payment from the German central bank to the Islamic Republic and convincing car company Daimler to cancel expansion plans in the country.

Many German businesses rushed to do business with Iran after the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015.

The Trump administration, however, has pulled out of the nuclear deal and announced Monday that it would re-impose the same economic sanctions on Iran that the Obama administration removed as part of the deal. The new economic sanctions will limit Iranian ability to use the U.S. dollar, to trade in precious metals, and target its import/export businesses to the United States.

The sanctions also affect any business that wishes do business with U.S. entities.

“The Trump administration intends to fully enforce the sanctions reimposed against Iran, and those who fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences,” the White House warned in a Monday release.
Will US sanctions really stop Iran from backing terror?
Will the economic sanction imposed by Washington on Iran cause it to abandon the path of terror? For the time being, as one expert told Israel Hayom on Tuesday, the answer appears to be no.

"To understand the influence of sanctions on the Iranian regime's behavior, you must first understand the modus operandi of Iranian banks and the Revolutionary Guard Corps,"explained Yossi Mansharof, a researcher of Iran and Shiite militias at the University of Haifa's Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.

"More than a few Iranian banks were included in the sanctions that were in place before the nuclear deal in 2015, because they were involved in money laundering for the Revolutionary Guards. Over the past six years, several European banks have been fined billions of dollars by the American authorities after admitting to helping the Iranian regime bypass the sanctions and launder billions of dollars," he said.

"The method that keeps recurring in Iran is the use of straw companies, which the U.S. authorities keep trying to expose, just as we saw in the United Arab Emirates recently. The U.S. administration still has its work cut out for it in this department, it appears," Mansharof said.
Yazidi Slavery, Child Trafficking, Death Threats to Journalist: Should Turkey Remain in NATO?
Addressing the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on December 9, 2015, Mirza Ismail, founder and chairman of the Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International, said, in part:

"We Yezidis are desperate for your immediate help and support. During our six-thousand-year history, Yezidis have faced 74 genocides in the Middle East, including the ongoing genocide. Why? Simply because we are not Muslims. We are an ancient and proud people from the heart of Mesopotamia, the birth place of civilization and the birth place of many of the world's religions. And here we are today, in 2015, on the verge of annihilation. In response to our suffering around the World there is profound, obscene silence. We Yezidis are considered 'Infidels' in the eyes of Muslims, and so they are encouraged to kill, rape, enslave, and convert us."
...
"I am pleading with each and every one of you in the name of humanity to lend us your support at this crucial time to save the indigenous and peaceful peoples of the Middle East."


Three years after this impassioned plea, Yazidis are still being enslaved and sold by ISIS, with Turkish involvement, while the life of the journalist who exposed the crime is threatened. Reuniting the kidnapped Yazidis with their families and bringing the perpetrators to justice should be a priority of civilized governments worldwide, not only to help stop the persecution and enslavement of Yazidis, but also to defeat jihad.

The question is whether NATO member Turkey is a part of the solution or part of the problem. Should Turkey, with the path it is on, be allowed even to remain a member of NATO?
Trump Admin Offers $10 Million Bounty on Top al Qaeda Leaders
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it is offering $10 million for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction of two top al Qaeda leaders, doubling the bounty from its previous amount of five million dollars.

The bounty was first placed on the al Qaeda leaders in December 2000, but the United States has yet to apprehend or locate the individuals.

"The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is increasing reward offers for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction of al-Qaida key leaders Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah and Sayf al-Adl to $10 million," the State Department said in a release. "This represents a doubling of the previous reward offers of $5 million each announced in December 2000."

"Both individuals served as members of al-Qaida's leadership council, and al-Adl also served on the group's military committee," according to the State Department.

The terrorist leaders were initially charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for their role in the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and in Nairobi, Kenya.



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          Naira to surprise all by an aerial dance act in Yeh Rishta…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Naira cries out that she is feeling miserable to watch everyone dancing and get cornered. She shares her sorrow with Kirti. Kirti tells Naira that she will make her fly, if she can’t dance because of her leg injury. Kirti advises her to perform an aerial dance, that will be fulfilling her long time wish […]

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          RSAF50@Marina Barrage: Republic of Singapore Air Force to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Aerial Displays over National Day weekend on 11 and 12 Aug 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Two helicopters to perform for the first time in RSAF's largest aerial show of the year
By Lim Min Zhang, The Straits Times, 8 Aug 2018

This weekend, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be showcasing more than 20 aircraft in its biggest aerial display this year. It will also feature two of its helicopters doing aerial manoeuvres together for the first time.

A pair of RSAF AH-64D Apache attack helicopters will perform 10 synchronised manoeuvres at the Marina Barrage on Saturday and Sunday. The RSAF50@Marina Barrage event, organised to commemorate the air force's golden jubilee this year, will feature a total of 29 aircraft - 25 from the RSAF and four from the Singapore Youth Flying Club.

There will also be an unmanned aircraft for the first time - the Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - in a pre-show segment.

The public can watch two 30-minute shows each day at 10am and 2.30pm. The aerial display will also be streamed live on the RSAF's Facebook page.



The RSAF did a full rehearsal at a media preview yesterday, witnessed by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. The full sequence for the show is: A sequential flypast, a helicopter and fighter jet aerial display and a finale bomb burst manoeuvre.

Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Wong, chairman of the flying display committee, said: "This time, we are trying to do something different - new profiles and display segments - and this shows the professionalism and capabilities of the air force as well as the ability to work together as a team."



Nineteen RSAF combat aircraft and four Singapore Youth Flying Club DA40 trainer aircraft will perform the flypast in five formations.

The formations will fly at different altitudes between 500ft (152m) and 2,000ft, about 60 seconds apart.

Captain Ingkiriwang Reeve, one of the performing AH-64D pilots, said having two helicopters perform together is exponentially more difficult than a single one as there are many extra factors to consider. He will have to follow the lead given by the other helicopter for the aerial manoeuvres and adjust according to wind conditions, he said.

"We also have to fly imperfectly to make it look perfect because the people on the ground are looking at it from a different angle," he added.



Two F-16C fighter jets and one F-15SG will also perform 18 aerial manoeuvres, including five new ones that were not performed at the Singapore Airshow in February.

Besides catching the aerial displays, families can also enjoy a picnic at the barrage organised by Families For Life on Saturday. There will be activities such as sand art and paper-plane making. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee will be at the picnic, which is from 8am to 4pm.



The Chief of Air Force, Major-General Mervyn Tan, who was at the preview, said the RSAF50@Marina Barrage is one of the events designed to thank Singaporeans for their support of the air force over the years.

He said: "We hope that Singaporeans will enjoy the show and continue to give their fullest support to our airmen and women who are committed to defend our home, above all."























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          Multi-robot Dubins Coverage with Autonomous Surface Vehicles. (arXiv:1808.02552v1 [cs.RO])      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Nare Karapetyan, Jason Moulton, Jeremy S. Lewis, Alberto Quattrini Li, Jason M. O'Kane, Ioannis Rekleitis

In large scale coverage operations, such as marine exploration or aerial monitoring, single robot approaches are not ideal, as they may take too long to cover a large area. In such scenarios, multi-robot approaches are preferable. Furthermore, several real world vehicles are non-holonomic, but can be modeled using Dubins vehicle kinematics. This paper focuses on environmental monitoring of aquatic environments using Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs). In particular, we propose a novel approach for solving the problem of complete coverage of a known environment by a multi-robot team consisting of Dubins vehicles. It is worth noting that both multi-robot coverage and Dubins vehicle coverage are NP-complete problems. As such, we present two heuristics methods based on a variant of the traveling salesman problem -- k-TSP -- formulation and clustering algorithms that efficiently solve the problem. The proposed methods are tested both in simulations to assess their scalability and with a team of ASVs operating on a lake to ensure their applicability in real world.


          The Day of the Drone Assassin Has Arrived      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast

PANAMA CITY, Panama—Unknown forces attempted to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro last Saturday in Caracas. The weapon of choice: a pair of powerful M600 quadcopters, each armed with more than two pounds of C4 explosive, and equipped with remote-control detonators.

The incident marked the first time unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used to target a head of state. But experts say that weaponized drones are becoming increasingly common—and that it’s only a matter of time before it happens again.

On Saturday afternoon, when the attack occurred, Maduro was giving a speech to commemorate the 81st anniversary of Venezuela’s National Guard. He addressed the assembled troops from an open dais while dressed in a black suit, a presidential sash, and brandishing a ceremonial staff.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


          UP cop slammed for showering petals on Kanwariyas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Delhi: A top UP official has come under fire for showering rose petals from helicopter on Kanwariyas during an aerial survey.

In the video that is circulated, the senior cop along with other officials are seen showering the petals from a chopper on Kanwariyas, has defended his gesture, saying it should not be given a religious hue. "No religious angle should be given to this; flowers are used to welcome people. Administration respects all religions and actively takes part, even in Gurupurab, Eid, Bakrid or Jain festivals," said Prashant Kumar, the Additional Director General (ADGP) of Meerut Zone. In a photo that went viral on Wednesday, Kumar was seen sitting in an airborne helicopter with his hands full of rose petals. Along with him, Divisional Commissioner of Meerut, Anita Meshram, and other top officials, showered down flowers on Kanwariyas on Wednesday.

Coming close on the heels of Kanwar pilgrims vandalising a car on a Delhi road even as cops looked on, the top police official honouring the Kanwariyas did not go down well with some social media users.

Kanwar pilgrims are the devotees of Hindu God, Shiva. Each year, around this time of the year, scores of these devotees from across India commence their pilgrimage on foot on the first day of Hindu month, Saavan. They walk with heavy pots filled with Ganga water, carrying on their shoulders and emptying them at the temples of Lord Shiva. But over the last few years, some of them have come under criticism for allegedly creating ruckus on the roads during their holy journey.


          Throwback Thursday: Crazy In Nashville      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




I just read an article in AARP Magazine about Willie Nelson by Rich Cohen, which brought up the time he met Charlie Dick, manager and husband of Patsy Cline, which he met Patsy, and she sung a song he wrote, “Crazy”, which she got to hear before she died.  Her death brought up the memories below:
In October 1962 President J.F. Kennedy spoke live to Americans via live TV.  He told us through what he learned from spies and aerial photos that the U.S.S.R. was arming Cuba.  Kennedy ordered a blockade of the little country only  90 miles from Florida. 
By the way newscasters were whispering seriously  like they were almost scared they would be heard, about war possibilities. 
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country..”  I typed in typing class hundred of times.  But in October 1962, it was serious.  But when they said “good” I’m not sure I am that good of a person.  So, I substituted “young” for “good”.
Now is the time for all young men to come to the aid of their country.  I enlisted in the Navy Reserves at NAS ATLANTA in Marietta.
The Navy technician in charge of finger printing, Military I.D. cards, and Dog Tags was a friend, co-high school student and co-Big Apple Grocery Store employee.
I had my boot camp in December and it was planned that I would go active duty for two years in July 1963.
Before I went into an active duty and God knows where, I wanted my friends and I to go to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Then I had a PV544 Volvo.  We decided to go to Nashville in it.  It was small, we would probably get better gas mileage.  But it had brake problem.  My friend, who also was going on the trip said bring it by his mother’s house and we (him) would put new brakes on.  Which I brought by his house.  And we (him) put on the new brakes.
On the trip, this was before Interstate expressways, we went the old Dixie Highway.  Miles north of Chattanooga the road going up hills and mountains got steep.  Coming down one steep hill my brakes gave and our uncontrollable speed picked up getting faster and faster and faster.   Thank God for truck runaway ramps back then.  It saved our lives.  Ed screamed until we came to a stop.
I’m not sure of the date we went but it was before March 5, 1963.  Patsy Cline died on March 5, 1963, and so did Cowboy Copus.  We saw them perform at the Grand Ole’ Opry.
We drove into Nashville and got us a room at the  Andrew Jackson Hotel, next door to the Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grande Ole Opry.
We went down on the streets of downtown Nashville to find a place to eat.  We ate at a Five and Dime Store, maybe Woolworths.  The booth we were witting in was facing the sidewalk.  A tall unkempt man with a guitar slung on him was just outside the window looking at every bite we took.  We invited him to join us.  He mimicked that he had no money.  We motioned that we would buy him a meal, which he immediately joined us.  He told he and Cowboy Copus grew up together and were good friends.  Cowboy told him if he ever got to Nashville he would see that he got to play on stage at the Grande Ole Opry.

We wished him good luck.
Shortly after that we were in the balcony of the Ryman Auditorium stomping our feet to country music.  We saw giant cereal boxes and famous singers, lined up one after another.  Cowboy Copus was the M.C. and kept the show time moving rapidly.
Then I looked down on the first floor and saw the familiar dirty old raincoat and the guitar.  I punched my friends to look.  The old drunk we bought his dinner was walking up the aisle toward the stage.  An usher stepped out from nowhere and asked him something.  The man pointed up towards Cowboy Copus and said something.  Another usher joined them.  They bot listened to hm and half way politely nodding and rudely shaking their head.  They forcefully removed the bewildered man.  Cowboy Copus, playing up on stage did not miss a beat.

Patsy Cline played that night.  My memory is confused.  I think her and Cowboy Copus were killed in a plain wreck in Camden, Tennessee, either that night or the following Saturday night.

Afterwards we went to a jam session at something like Earne’s Music Store and then to a bar/lounge called the Jungle.  Our waitress flirted with us for tips and somehow learned she had six or seven kids at home that her husband was minding over while she worked, not that that had anything to do with anything.



          Israel's Rafael, Stolero make offer for drone firm Aeronautics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Israel's Aeronautics, which makes unmanned aerial vehicles for military use, received an acquisition offer valuing it at 430 million shekels ($117 million) from state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and businessman Avihai Stolero.

          Destination Canada - British Columbia Ambient Video Alternative 4      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          JLL closes $331M construction loan for Omni’s Seaport hotel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“Opportunities to finance a project of this caliber are rare,” a JLL representative said.

          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Around The World In One Hour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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WORLD MONTAGE, One minute of various images from around the world. DEAD SEA, ISRAEL, Float on the Dead Sea. Eight times more salt than the ocean. Visitors from worldwide come to seek wellness from the water and healing black mud.
SNAKE CHARMER OF MALAYSIA, A dying breed, these snake charmers risk their lives to entertain audiences. frequently bitten by cobras and pit vipers, they still play a dangerous game! Have you had a 22 foot long python coiled around your body lately???
DIVE PHILIPPINES, the Philippines is known for its spectacular dive sites. Explore the beautiful undersea world around Cebu Island, teeming with a vast array of exotic sea creatures, caves and cliffs.... LAS VEGAS PREVIEW, tour of Las Vegas, aerials, casinos and Hoover Dam, etc.
HAWAII KAYAK ADVENTURE, paddle through the Big Islands ten tunnels high in the Kohala Mountains, by kayak. Some tunnels one mile long. The ultimate eco-tourism adventure!
ELEPHANT SHOW, THAILAND, see elephants perform amazing feats in Phuket, Thailand. Dancing, playing music, tricks, headstands, playing soccer and carrying boy with his head in the elephant's mouth. Daring stuff!

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1). HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Rare aerial views of the Hawaiian Islands by helicopter. See waterfalls UP CLOSE, fly low through valleys and over cliffs, breathtaking beaches and inside a volcano! AND snow...Yes snow in Hawaii! Close-ups of an actual eruption and lava flows. Incredible!

2). STICK FIGHTING IN PHILIPPINES: Learn this rare art of self-defense from the Grandmaster in Cebu, where it originated. This is a step-by-step guide of Eskrima, using sticks, knives and bare hands.

3). VIDEO GUIDE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA: exotic and undiscovered scenics, temples, culture, festivals and celebrations. You'll want to go there!

4). GAY TRANSVESTITE SHOW IN PHILIPPINES: Boys will be girls in this spectacular cultural review of song and dance.

          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Corn Variety Grabs Fertilizer from the Air      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A variety of corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, has aerial roots that harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria, allowing the corn to suck nitrogen straight from the air. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

          LCC's new drone pilot program takes flight this fall - The Register-Guard      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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LCC's new drone pilot program takes flight this fall
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Lane Community College officials have high hopes for their new drone pilot program, one of the few taking off in the state. LCC will offer a two-year associate's degree for commercial unmanned aerial systems — popularly known as drones — starting ...


          WB Electronics of Poland Develops ‘Warmate 2’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WB Electronics of Poland has disclosed development of a new generation of combat unmanned aerial system. Provisionally designated ‘Warmate 2’, the new, heavier variant builds on the legacy Warmate micro-class air vehicle, and is expected to be officially unveiled in late August/early September of this year. The original Warmate concept – first unveiled in September […]

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          Shooting a Sunrise Portrait with a Drone-Mounted Flash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Hampshire professional photographer Lee Germeroth describes how he used an aerial drone-mounted flash to achieve dramatic effects on a silhouetted subject. This idea had been rolling around in my head for years. I use flashes a lot in my photography. Whether that is a Speedlight on or off camera or in the studio with […]

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          Event Update For 2018-08-07      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor on two days blows through Kuna (Idaho):
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/city-stinky-pond-is-source-of-kuna-odor/277-581755093
http://www.idahopress.com/kuna/news/kuna-officials-point-to-pond-as-culprit-of-strange-odor/article_36fed146-bd2b-59f9-842b-8d538235a10f.html
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/can-you-smell-that-smell-mysterious-odor-alarms-kuna-residents/277-581354853
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216259580.html
http://kpic.com/news/offbeat/dispatch-multiple-calls-for-bad-smell-in-kuna
http://wow1043.com/what-is-that-stench-in-kuna/

Quote: "Intermountain Gas has received more than 100 calls reporting a gas odor in and around Kuna, according to the Kuna Fire Department. The cause of the odor has not been determined yet. The Kuna Fire Department first received reports of the gas odor at 6 a.m. Monday. Intermountain Gas investigated and found there were no breaches or leaks in their system. By 1 p.m. Monday, the smell had gone away, but reports started again around 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasted until 11 a.m."

Quote: "Intermountain Gas technicians have responded to roughly 100 calls about a natural gas-like odor."

Quote: "In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The L & R Group said results from a third-party tester to determine if its facility is the source of the smell have been inconclusive. The company also said: 'While our facility does produce odors under certain conditions, we have never had any complaints of smell outside a two-mile radius of our facility. Based on historical information it is unlikely that the smell at our facility is traveling as much as twenty miles, as reported by some.'"

Note: So some people wanna blame a wastewater pond, but independent testing has been unable to verify that, and the company who owns the pond thinks that it's unlikely any odor from their pond could travel 20 miles. So, back to rotten egg odor from unknown source...

2018-08-07 - Unknown foul odor hitting Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico), near the coast:
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mysterious-foul-odor-plagues-meridas-southwest-side/

2018-08-07 - Earth at risk of being driven into a hothouse state from which it cannot recover:
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-earth-hothouse-state.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/health/hothouse-earth-warming-intl/index.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/theres-worse-climate-news-than-the-mendocino-complex-fire.html
http://wdef.com/2018/08/07/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6032581/Runaway-global-warming-just-decades-away-say-scientists.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/hothouse-earth-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gas-sea-level-arctic-ice-a8481086.html

Quote: "A group of leading climate scientists warned in an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the Earth is at risk of being driven into 'hothouse' state from which it cannot recover."

Note: That's not a risk, it's a certainty. Enough self-reinforcing feedbacks have ALREADY been activated that the Earth entering a hothouse state is unavoidable - we are irrelevant now, and soon enough we'll be eradicated too. Extinction incoming...

2018-08-07 - Warming Earth causing plants, trees and soil to absorb less methane:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/asrc-wsi080118.php
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-wetter-soil-methane-gas-absorption.html
http://www.carbonbrief.org/methane-uptake-from-forest-soils-has-fallen-77-per-cent-three-decades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806152021.htm
http://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-forests-methane/

Quote: "Trees, plants and soil play a vital role in absorbing and preventing many of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming from entering the earth's atmosphere. But a new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas--one of the major drivers of global temperature increases--and creating a positive feedback loop between the effects of global warming and the variables that cause it."

Note: And there's yet another self-reinforcing feedback. As the world warms, the plants, trees and soil absorb less methane, so more methane accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes more warming, which causes less methane to be absorbed AND causes more methane to be released, which causes more methane to accumulate in the atmosphere, etc, etc. This is only one of the degrading methane sinks. Another big methane sink involves hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere, and the amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere is also in decline...

2018-08-07 - Atmospheric methane levels hit a peak of 3046 ppb:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-peak-methane-reading-of-3046-ppb.html
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/08/peaks-matter.html

Quote: "On the morning of August 6, 2018, mean global methane levels were as high as 1896 ppb at 293 mb. More importantly, peak levels that afternoon were as high as 3046 ppb, as illustrated by the image."

Note: Methane is a lighter-than-air gas, so it tends to accumulate in the upper atmosphere, and it's highly flammable. One has to expect that to have some effect on planes...

2018-08-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):
http://www.khq.com/story/38832824/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://nypost.com/2018/08/07/plane-bound-for-rhode-island-diverted-to-jfk-due-to-smoke-in-cockpit/
http://pix11.com/2018/08/07/plane-diverted-to-jfk-evacuated-due-to-reports-of-smoke-in-cockpit-officials/
http://kcby.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Plane-diverted-to-JFK-after-report-of-smoke-in-13138663.php
http://newschannel9.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit/1352131520
http://abc7ny.com/smoke-condition-forces-united-airlines-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3901998/
http://6abc.com/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3905775/
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20180808/281651075929936

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday. About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal."

Note: This is the 132nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018. In all of 2017, 116 planes came down smoking or burning or exploded, so we're already well past that count, with nearly five months to go in the year. The number of planes coming down smoking or burning is rising, even as the amount of flammable methane in the atmosphere is rising...

2018-08-07 - RV goes up in flames and kills person in Fairbanks (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Person-dies-in-Fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified-490363921.html
http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Structure-fire-leads-to-fatality-in-Southeast-Fairbanks-490425941.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-08-08/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified/article_e7ef675d-aac1-5d8a-8fdb-03d2eb96205b.html

Quote: "Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome. The Fairbanks Fire Department just after 8 a.m. Tuesday received a 911 call about a structure fire along the Old Richardson Highway. Firefighters found an older-model motorhome in flames on the east side of the Teamsters building in south Fairbanks. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 to 15 minutes and afterward found a person dead inside."

Note: This is the 358th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 13th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Woman found dead in burning SUV along M-53 in Shelby Township (Michigan):
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-kills-driver-in-shelby-township
http://www.wxyz.com/news/woman-killed-after-vehicle-is-engulfed-in-flames-in-shelby-township

2018-08-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly before 5:30 AM, scrap metal burns, in East Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/firefighters_battle_scrapyard.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Etobicoke (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2-alarm-auto-wrecking-yard-fire-1.4776913
http://www.cp24.com/news/emergency-crews-battle-industrial-fire-in-etobicoke-1.4043791
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-working-to-put-out-blaze-at-etobicoke-auto-wrecker-yard-1.4043792
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-220802432.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Dundry (Britain):
http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/north-somerset-incidents/2244-scrapyard-fire-prompts-multi-service-response
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-bristol-fire-smoke-airport-1869159
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/fire-dundry-pictures-south-bristol-1871848




2018-08-07 - Home and business destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in Sheldon (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/38832113/2018/08/Tuesday/family-home-business-destroyed-in-rusk-county-explosion
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/08/07/Explosion-fire-destroy-Sheldon-restaurant.html
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Explosion-in-basement-of-Sheldon-family-home-bus-490419881.html

Quote: "Reich's Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion. The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries - minor burns to his hands and face."

Note: This is the 195th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-carson-city-landfill/
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fire-closes-Carson-City-landfill-490297811.html

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8803887-fire-causes-temporary-closure-of-lindsay-ops-landfill-site/

2018-08-07 - Tire fire breaks out at 5:44 AM near railway line in Salford (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-rail-delays-latest-manchester-fire-railway-atherton-victoria-disruption-salford-a8480591.html

2018-08-07 - Plastic pallet factory heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM, firenado forms, in Swadlincote (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firenado-fire-tornado-derbyshire-swadlincote-factory-a8482196.html
http://www.sott.net/article/392982-Firefighters-battle-rare-firenado-at-UK-plastics-factory

2018-08-07 - Coal mine rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 4 killed, 9 missing:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13280&ArticleId=2462486
http://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/4-dead-9-missing-in-china-coal-mine-explosion/50000262-3713136

2018-08-07 - At least 18 major wildfires burn across California, army of 14,000 firefighters deployed:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/14000-firefighters-18-major-california-wildfires/
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-08-07/14-000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-wildfire-latest-updates-14000-firefighters-18-blazes-a8480771.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/14000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes-57075440

Quote: "Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 290,692 acres on two sides of Clear Lake in Mendocino County (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/california-s-biggest-wildfire-ever-still-growing-cancels-start-school-n898531
http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Mendocino-Complex-Fire-wildfires-California-calfir-13135314.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/these-fires-show-devastation-of-northern-california-wildfires-now-the-largest-in-state-history/
http://www.koin.com/news/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing/1350478489
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-evacuees-return-home-to-region-transformed/3903156/
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-more-than-290000-acres/3899412/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing.html

Quote: "The largest wildfire in California's recorded history expanded to almost 300,000 acres on Tuesday, postponing the start of the school year as ash choked the air and thousands of people remained driven from their homes. The Mendocino Complex, encompassing two fires lapping the northern and western shores of Clear Lake about 80 miles northwest of Sacramento, added 17,000 acres overnight to reach 290,000 acres, authorities said."

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Mendocino Complex, was reported 20 percent contained on Tuesday. Its rapid growth at the same time firefighters were battling more than a dozen other major blazes around the state fanned fears that 2018 could become the worst wildfire season in California history."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 3,399 acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://abc7.com/nearly-4000-acre-fire-near-trabuco-canyon-is-5-percent-contained/3899892/
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/firefighters-continue-to-battle-holy-fire-amid-excessive-heat-warning/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/holy-fire-major-challenges-tuesday/
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/live-aerials-over-california-s-holy-fire-ravaging-land-in-orange-county/1350240330

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 6,169 acres near Entiat (Washington):
http://komonews.com/news/local/mandatory-evacuations-ordered-as-states-largest-wildfire-grows

2018-08-07 - Wildfires have burned 397,126 acres so far this year across Idaho:
http://www.localnews8.com/news/idaho-fire-loss-approaches-400-000-acres/778440907

Quote: "So far this year, wildfire has burned 397,126 acres, according to the Idaho Department of Lands' running tally."

2018-08-07 - Three wildfires rage on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.kitv.com/story/38832014/brush-fires-still-raging-across-the-state-three-on-the-big-island

Quote: "On the Big Island, three brush fires continue to blaze-one on the slopes of Mauna Loa near Kapapala Forest Reserve, another in Waikoloa, and a third one in Pahala near Ka'alu'alu Road and Discovery Harbour."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire continues raging near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), homes destroyed, dozens injured:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/huge-forest-blaze-defies-portugals-firefighting-efforts/807908560
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/wildfires-torment-portugal-spain-as-france-feels-heat.html

Quote: "Almost 1,200 firefighters supported by 16 aircraft and 358 vehicles were deployed around Monchique, a town of 2,000 people about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, where the blaze came within 500 meters (yards) of the local fire station. An unknown number of homes - believed to number in the dozens, according to local reports - in the forested hills have burned down."

2018-08-07 - Boat, RV and two cars destroyed by fire while parked near Spring Beach on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/rv-cars-boat-burn-in-weekend-fire-at-spring-beach/

Quote: "The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 359th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Two boats, truck, car, two ATVs, four motorcycles, golf cart and two buildings destroyed by fire at home in Claxton (Georgia):
http://www.claxtonenterprise.com/fire-departments-respond-to-three-significant-fires/

Quote: "A shed fire on Mittie Strickland Road resulted in a large loss: a truck; a car; four motorcycles; two 4-wheelers; a golf cart; two boats; four boat motors; 12 guns; a tool box full of tools; pressure washer; and a generator. An additional structure measuring 24 feet by 24 feet was also destroyed."

2018-08-07 - Boat explodes and burns on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork (Minnesota), 2 kids blown into the water, 3 injured:
http://www.fox21online.com/2018/08/07/three-people-treated-for-burns-after-boat-explosion-on-big-turtle-lake/
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/boat-explodes-on-turtle-lake/article_552f6a22-9a88-11e8-8f9a-0bf199bc6c8a.html
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/38835577/three-suffer-burn-injuries-after-boat-explosion-and-fire
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Boat-Explosion-Leaves-490356951.html
http://www.wdio.com/news/itasca-county-boat-explosion/5021256/

2018-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/2018/08/07/fire-ignites-stored-ammo-in-riverside-garage/

Quote: "A fire near downtown Riverside Tuesday, Aug. 7, jumped from a boat to the garage, setting off stored ammunition inside, the city’s fire department reported."

2018-08-07 - Yacht 'Maatje Johanna' bursts into flame near coastal Oudeschild (Netherlands):
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Maatje-Johanna-I1503997.html
http://www.texelsecourant.nl/nieuws/algemeen/63745/brand-in-schip-voor-haven-oudeschild
http://www.seanews.com.tr/ship-on-fire-off-oudeschild/178211/

Quote: "In the afternoon of Aug 7, 2018, the engine room of the 'Maatje Johanna' caught fire off the port entrance Oudeschild. The fire brigade from Texel and the KNRM were alerted to the ship, and the lifeboat 'Cornelis Dito' from Oudeschild jointly with the boat from Den Helder carried the rescue forces to the vessel."

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th, 735th, 736th and 737th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A2 in tunnel in Canton Ticino (Switzerland):
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article216220990.html
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/807943472
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-08-07/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries
http://www.telezueri.ch/298-show-onlinenews/26604-episode-piottino-tunnel-autotransporter-in-flammen-aufgegangen
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_d2bf0723-9db8-5a49-adf6-862d8e87f8cd.html
http://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_44d1575c-190b-5dc3-b791-a8ec81baf22d.html
http://www.startribune.com/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/490226961/

Quote: "Swiss police say a transporter carrying cars has caught fire and burned out in an Alpine road tunnel. No one was injured, but the blaze caused the closure of a major north-south route. Police in Ticino canton (state) said the truck-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning in the Piottino tunnel on the A2 highway. The vehicle and the seven cars it was carrying burned out."

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Lamledge Lane in Shifnal (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/65635

Note: These are the 56th and 57th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Port Everglades (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/truck-pulling-container-at-port-everglades-catches-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/flames-engulf-truck-at-port-everglades

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the M5 in Kingsgrove (Australia):
http://www.f3nws.com/news/sydney-s-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption-b75c45b0c90
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sydneys-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption/news-story/35c62329e754cc8a574a94dd37912828
http://www.instagram.com/p/BmMQjeln6F6/?igshid=uvw6lx3bzd7k
http://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvKpadWlPMGE

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A525 in Llandegla (Britain):
http://www.wrexham.com/news/fire-service-called-to-lorry-fire-in-llandegla-154159.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/lorry-consumed-fireball-closed-a525-15001829
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-lorry-fire-shuts-a525-15001028

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Middleton (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-flames-15002403
http://truckerworld.uk/2018/08/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-by-flames-at-a-factory-in-middleton-after-reports-of-loud-explosions/
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/121188/lorry-fire-in-middleton
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/manchester-evening-news/20180808/281556586649159

2018-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lodes Lane in Kingston St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.applefm.co.uk/2018/08/07/taunton-fire-crew-called-to-tractor-and-combine-harvester-fires/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, on Ash Road in Stoke St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49421&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16404006.combine-harvester-fire-in-stoke-st-mary-field/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/frightening-video-shows-combine-harvester-1872720

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A354 in Milborne St Andrew (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/combine-harvester-fire-milborne-st-andrew/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Loose Gate Road in Moulton Seas End (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-blaze-in-moulton-seas-end-9005641/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wood Lane in Tugby (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/combine-harvester-destroyed-farm-blaze-1871225

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Marsh Lane, Barrow Upon Humber. Tue 7 Aug 2018 18:49 (No:17508) Combine harvester involved in fire. Dry powder extinguisher in use by owner prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews used one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera for inspection."

Note: These are the 1707th-1718th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Kemsdale Road in Hernhill (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/about-50-yards-away-from-us-it-blew-up-187627/

2018-08-07 - Sanitation truck bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8803903-sanitation-truck-catches-fire-on-hwy-400-in-barrie/
http://twitter.com/SimcoeNews/status/1026835766591332352

2018-08-07 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_night_shift_monday_6th_august_2018

Quote: "A1 N J40 – 51 Time of call: 16:53 Crews from Ripon and Northallerton were called to a LGV trailer that had a fire to the rear wheels. This fire was out on our arrival and the crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down the area. This was caused by a mechanical fault."

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes heavily damaged, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2542756.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38826810/camper-fire-damages-2-homes-in-cape-girardeau-mo
http://www.kzimksim.com/2018/08/07/cape-girardeau-burns-in-morning-fire-today/

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame on Mashapaug Road in Holland (Massachusetts):
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/rv-catches-fire-on-mashapaug-rd-in-holland/1353008149

Note: These are the 360th and 361st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Van and motorcycle destroyed by fire at 11:33 PM on Chestnut Close in Stony Stratford (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Tuesday 7 August, 11.33pm Van and motorbike destroyed by fire, Chestnut Close, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-08-07 - Van bursts into flame in Knaresborough (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august
http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2652761/van-on-fire-in-knaresborough/

Quote: "Knaresborough - Time of call 11:22 Fire crews from Knaresborough responded to a van fire involving a Nissan. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge to coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/car-fire-halts-traffic-9th-street-bridge-ocean-city-police
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-ocean-city-causeway/article_7e23147f-c6d0-5d2a-884e-5c978f402c1e.html
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/fires/article_06426f92-9b3a-11e8-af7d-939a9b64f332.html

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 138 in coastal Wall (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/08/07/route-138-car-fire/929168002/

2018-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/crews-battle-car-blaze/article_eb54d3c8-9a58-11e8-91eb-8b07056009ac.html

2018-08-07 - Four cars go up in flames while parked in impound yard in Haverford (Pennsylvania):
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20180807/NEWS/180809779

Quote: "According to Viola, the officer was inside his patrol car across the street in the parking lot of the YMCA when he spotted smoke and a glow in the sky. He went over and found numerous cars that were on fire inside their impound yard."

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.centralmaine.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/car-fire-slows-traffic-in-bridgeport-tuesday-morning/1351304950

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Sunset Mall in San Angelo (Texas):
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/08/07/familys-car-catches-fire-they-leave-sunset-mall/929947002/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame near Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain (Australia):
http://www.beaudeserttimes.com.au/story/5573018/car-fire-on-tamborine-mountain-overnight/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Ernesettle Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49426&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Waters Green near train station in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-near-macclesfield-railway-station

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16402812.car-fire-on-m27-near-junction-5-for-eastleigh/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Derby (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/a38-northbound-closed-due-car-1871539

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame in Kirk Deighton (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august

Quote: "Kirk Deighton. - Time of call 13:44 Harrogate fire crews responded to a car on fire caused by an electrical fault. Car was totally destroyed. Crews used one breathing apparatus and a 45mm jet."

2018-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):
http://kpel965.com/vehicle-fire-on-interstate-ten/

2018-08-07 - ATV bursts into flame on road near Colyton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49420&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Delmar (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/38843647/lawnmower-causes-delmar-garage-fire

2018-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phelps (New York):
http://13wham.com/news/local/camper-destroyed-in-overnight-ontario-county-fire
http://www.whec.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire/5020781/
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20180807/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/camper-in-phelps-goes-up-in-flames-after-propane-tanks-explode/1350765431
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/08/07/171229/

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at fairy farm in Hobart (Wisconsin), 20 cows killed, owner has heart attack:
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/barn-considered-a-total-loss-several-cows-dead-after-fire-in-hobart/1353632978
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/2018/08/08/emergency-crews-respond-hobart-farm-fire/932016002/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/08/fire-engulfs-hobart-dairy-farm/931911002/

Quote: "Crews say that the owner also suffered from a heart attack and was sent to the hospital."

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):
http://local21news.com/news/local/crews-still-battling-york-barn-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38826451/mobile-fire-rescue-battles-early-morning-house-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180807/faulty-air-conditioner-possible-cause-of-fire-in-bourne

2018-08-07 - Shipping container bursts into flame, fire spreads to two cars in carpark, in Tilehurst (Britain):
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16403347.video-major-fire-in-tilehurst-co-op-car-park/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-in-tilehurst/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/three-cars-destroyed-in-tilehurst-storage-container-blaze/

2018-08-07 - Moving and storage business destroyed by fire in Mena (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/blaze-destroys-mena-moving-and-storage-business

2018-08-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/north-side/historic-70-year-old-indianapolis-church-catches-fire

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Bellefontaine (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/resident-and-animal-safe-after-early-morning-house-fire/

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/cat-rescued-from-house-fire-in-tampa

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:14 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/shirley-mastic/firefighters-battle-blaze-mastic-beach-home

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Safely-Escapes-Overnight-Fire-Engulfing-North-Miami-Home-490224351.html

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/crews-battle-early-morning-house-fire-in-east-st-louis/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Fenton (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-building-in-fenton-neighborhood/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/07/house-fire-erupts-in-portsmouth/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/no-injuries-in-early-morning-portsmouth-house-fire/291-581224932

2018-08-07 - Nine homes go up in flames along railroad tracks in Siegburg (Germany), dozens injured:
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-fire-breaks-out-near-train-tracks-in-siegburg-injuring-dozens/a-44993444
http://www.rt.com/news/435362-massive-fire-shuts-railway-germany/

2018-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by basement fire in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/official-cause-of-fire-at-manor-township-duplex-unknown/article_14536bb0-9ab1-11e8-912c-33c21e6ea52e.html
http://local21news.com/news/local/fire-in-manor-township

2018-08-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Leisure Lake Drive in Warner Robins (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-castaways-apartments-in-warner-robins

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Lincolnton (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/firefighters-pull-woman-from-burning-home-in-lincolnton/807912061
http://www.lakenormanpublications.com/denver_citizen/lincolnton-woman-dies-in-house-fire/article_dccb4de6-9a53-11e8-a520-9782b8613652.html
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/07/woman-dies-after-pulled-from-lincolnton-fire/

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374257/vancouver-house-fire-crews-east-vancouver/
http://www.vancourier.com/news/east-van-house-fire-results-in-city-s-sixth-fire-related-death-in-2018-1.23393089

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.lex18.com/story/38826932/man-killed-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/38826453/man-killed-in-apartment-complex-fire-in-hopkinsville
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/1-killed-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wxbc1043.com/2018/08/08/one-dead-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire/

2018-08-07 - Vacant home burns at
          HAVE UFO OCCUPANTS CREATED DEADLY PLAGUES THROUGHOUT HISTORY? FOLKSINGER JONI MITCHELL’S BATTLE WITH MORGELLONS, THE NEW SCOURGE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On March 31, 2015, the legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. At the time, it was unclear what had caused her to pass out, but Mitchell, who was 71 at the time of her hospitalization, had long identified herself as sufferer of the strange and controversial condition called Morgellons Disease. 

Mitchell told “The Los Angeles Times” in a 2010 interview that Morgellons Disease “seems like it’s from outer space.” In her 2014 autobiography, entitled “Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words,” she writes, “I couldn’t wear clothing. I couldn’t leave my house for several years. Sometimes it got so I’d have to crawl across the floor. My legs would cramp up, just like a polio spasm. It hit all of the places where I had polio.” 

WHAT IS JONI MITCHELL’S BIZARRE MALADY?

Folksinger Joni Mitchell has endured the symptoms of Morgellons for years.

The condition has been labeled Mitchell’s “Secret Torment” by one British newspaper, although she never made any effort to keep her condition hidden. Quite the opposite, in fact. But talking publicly about Morgellons is not an easy task, especially when the medical establishment refuses for the most part to believe the problem is even a physical “disease” at all. 

Researcher, writer and radio host Tim R. Swartz has studied Morgellons closely for several years and has recently written a book on the subject called “The Final Nail In Your Coffin: A Pox To All Mankind.” (This latest offering from Inner Light/Global Communications is actually another of the company’s generous “two-books-in-one” packages and includes a book on the rumored substance “red mercury,” which is said to put nuclear capabilities in the hands of any terrorist with enough money to buy it.)

Some believe there is a connection between Morgellons and alien abductions. 

The fibers that are a symptom of the disease may be similar to an alien implant. According to Swartz, “Those with Morgellons Disease describe feelings of insects scurrying below their skin and have mysterious sores that ooze out blue and white fibers, some as thick as spaghetti strands. Attempts to remove the fibers are said to produce shooting pains radiating from the site.” Sufferers also report fatigue and problems with short-term memory and concentration. 

A MOTHER’S CRUSADE

Morgellons takes its name from the efforts of Mary Leitao, who in 2001 was a 43-year-old stay-at-home Mom and former lab technician in South Carolina. Her two-year-old son had begun to develop lesions on the inside of his lip that he said were caused by “bugs.” When Leitao’s son also developed sores and fibers of various colors growing out of his skin, she took him to several doctors, none of whom could find anything biologically wrong with him. 

It was Leitao who coined her son’s ailment as “Morgellons,” after a condition described in 1674 by the British author Thomas Browne. Browne said the disorder caused children to “break out with harsh hairs on their backs.” But even the Morgellons Research Foundation says it is doubtful that the 17th century disease is related in any way to modern day Morgellons, Swartz writes. 

After being turned away from a series of doctors, Leitao began a public campaign to raise public awareness of Morgellons, after which thousands of fellow sufferers made themselves known. But the medical community held fast to its diagnosis of “delusional parasitosis,” meaning the patient was mistaken in complaining about an infestation by insects under his or her skin but that this false belief could not be corrected by reasoning, persuasion or logical argument. 

Meanwhile, all laboratory tests and pathogenic exams returned negative and offered no clinical confirmation of the patients’ complaints. Thus, physicians treat the condition as a mental illness and typically prescribe only antidepressants or other psychiatric medications. 

In 2012, The Centers For Disease Control made public the their study of Morgellons, saying that “no common underlying medical condition or infectious source was identified,” and that the fibers were more likely picked up from clothing that got trapped in the sufferers’ sores. Like a Mayo Clinic study done in 2011, the CDC report reaffirmed the “delusional parasitosis” diagnosis. 

Shortly after the CDC’s findings were published, Leitao dropped out of sight completely and hasn’t been heard from since. Not even the crusading mother’s contacts in the Morgellons community know where she has gone or have any idea how to contact her.

COULD MORGELLONS BE FROM MARS?

To give the medical community – somewhat begrudgingly – their due, maybe Morgellons is so hard to diagnose and analyze because it’s not an Earth-generated disease at all. Swartz puts forth his own provocative theory thusly:

“What makes Morgellons so unique are the weird fibers that grow out of the victim’s skin. No other disease on Earth has this bizarre symptom. So could this mean that Morgellons originated somewhere other than Earth?”

Swartz points to a researcher named Mike Moore who discovered a meteor on a ranch in Texas in the early 1970s. Moore concluded that the unusual rock had formed under extremely dry conditions, was volcanic in origin, and most likely resulted when a large asteroid struck the surface of Mars. Upon first finding the meteorite, Moore concluded that – since it had just come through our atmosphere – it had most likely been “sterilized” by the high heat that melted its outer surface. Ten or fifteen years after first finding the space rock, Moore discovered that “fuzz” or “filaments” were coming out of the crevice that runs through one side of the meteorite. 

Moore was left to wonder how a rock from Mars could be growing something that seemed to be alive. It was not until NASA announced in 1996 that they had found the possible remnants of life in a Martian meteorite that Moore began to consider that he was seeing some kind of Martian life growing on his own meteorite. When Moore put a sample from the space rock under a microscope, he found a piece of something that had obviously been some kind of plant or at least some kind of living thing. A later analysis of a section of Moore’s meteor conducted by a lab worker at the Roswell UFO Museum in New Mexico confirmed the presence of a fiber-like creature that moved on the slide as if trying to avoid being stuck there for examination. 

THE REAL LIFE “ANDROMEDA STRAIN”?

Rocks blown off of Mars have been falling to Earth throughout history, potentially bringing with them the minute lifeforms that we now call Morgellons. The concept of a disease from outer space infecting unsuspecting Earthlings is not a new one, however.

The first novel by the late Michael Crichton, 1969’s “The Andromeda Strain,” is a techno-thriller documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating the outbreak of a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism in Arizona. The story begins when a military satellite returns to Earth. Aerial surveillance reveals that everyone in Piedmont, Arizona, the town closest to where the satellite landed, is apparently dead. The base commander suspects the satellite returned with an extraterrestrial organism and recommends activating Wildfire, a protocol for a government-sponsored team that counters extraterrestrial biological infestation. 

After leading the reader through a suspenseful ordeal, the book concludes with the team of scientists heroically saving the day. The Andromeda Strain itself eventually mutates to a benign form and the whole effort is effectively covered up and given no media attention at all.

Crichton received many letters from readers asking if the story told in his bestselling book was somehow true. The novel was published just weeks before the first lunar landing and there was a general concern about whether the astronauts could bring back germs from the moon. The “germs from outer space” theme was treated lightly in some quarters, but, in the years after the novel’s release, any newly-discovered biological agent tended to be referred to as an “Andromeda Strain.” The term became synonymous with any potential pandemic: Marbug, Ebola, Bird Flu, and so on.

At this point, we can potentially add Morgellons Disease to that frightening list. 

THERE’S A LAW AGAINST THAT, YOU KNOW

Unsurprisingly, 1969 was also the year that Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations went on the books making it illegal for U.S. citizens to have contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles. Anyone found to have such contact can be jailed for one year and fined $5,000. The NASA administrator is empowered to determine with or without a hearing that a person or object has been “extraterrestrially exposed” and impose an indeterminate quarantine under armed guard, which could not be broken even by court order. There is no limit placed on the number of individuals who could thus be arbitrarily quarantined. The definition of “extraterrestrial exposure” is left entirely up to the NASA administrator. 

The legislation was buried in a batch of regulations very few members of government probably bothered to read in its entirety and was slipped onto the books without public debate. In effect, the government of the U.S. has created a whole new criminal class: UFO contactees. 

But NASA said the law is really directed at extraterrestrial viruses that could wipe out humankind completely. It may be a kind of whistling in the dark given that simply quarantining a few contactees does not automatically mean some kind of outer space contagion would have no other means of spreading. But it is nevertheless an interesting official acknowledgment that such things are taken seriously at some level of government and that the potential for diseases like Morgellons to have originated in some other world is at least considered a possibility as well.

WHO’S THAT YONDER DRESSED IN BLACK?

But an infestation from another world need not have happened only in the space age.

In a book called “The Gods of Eden,” first published in 1989, author William Bramley recounts the following chilling anecdote: 

“In Brandenburg, Germany, there appeared fifteen men with ‘fearful faces and long scythes, with which they cut the oats, so that the swish could be heard from a great distance, but the oats remained standing.’ The visit of these men was followed immediately by a severe outbreak of plague in Brandenburg. Were the ‘scythes’ long instruments designed to spray poison or germ-laden gasses?

“Strange men in black, demons and other terrifying figures were observed in other European communities carrying ‘brooms’ or ‘scythes’ or ‘swords’ that were used to sweep or knock at people’s doors. The inhabitants of these houses fell ill with plague afterwards. It is from these reports that people created the popular image of death as a skeleton, a demon, a man in a black robe carrying a scythe.” 

Notes writer Pat Bertram, in his online comments on Bramley’s account of the origins of the Grim Reaper as a familiar cultural symbol, “The Black Death began in Asia and spread to Europe between 1347 and 1350 where it killed over 25 million people, one-third of the population.” While the current thinking is that the plague was spread by rats in overcrowded cities, Bertram writes, not all outbreaks were preceded by rat infestation and the plague often struck isolated communities that had had no contact with infected areas. 

Many people in stricken areas reported the disease was caused by “evil-smelling mists” that were frequently accompanied by bright lights and unusual activity in the skies. Sometimes the disease-bearing mist was seen to be coming from rocket-like airships. An epidemic in ancient times was also linked to similar mists, for which Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed large public bonfires that he believed would get rid of the bad air. 

AN INVADING SPACE FLOWER?

In the 1978 version of “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” one of those rare remakes that is as well thought of by critics as the original version, some of the characters engage in a brief exchange about where the invading “pod army” originates.  

Elisabeth Driscoll, the movie’s primary heroine, says, “I have seen these flowers all over. They are growing like parasites on other plants. All of a sudden. Where are they coming from?”

To which her friend, Nancy Bellicec, replies, “Outer space?”

Nancy’s husband, Jack Bellicec, interjects: “What are you talking about? A space flower?”

Nancy answers him, “Well, why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?”

Jack then says, “I NEVER expected metal ships.”  

Which is a suggestion we should heed, even those of us in the UFO community. Perhaps Morgellons Disease is just the visible portion of an alien invasion being conducted with “space flowers” that carry with them a disease that our medical community either cannot or will not acknowledge as genuine. Maybe Morgellons is the point of entry for an alien force that eschews metal ships in favor of an insidious disease that has inspired a conspiracy of silence among doctors similar to the cover-up of UFOs themselves in other parts of officialdom. 

If you experience the terrifying symptoms of Morgellons – the sensation of bugs crawling beneath your skin, painful wounds that open up for no apparent reason and start to expel strange, cotton-like fibers – don’t expect your family physician to help you. Not even the rich and famous, like Joni Mitchell, have been spared the stigma and frustration that comes with complaining of Morgellons symptoms. 

But you can at least arm yourself with the well-researched book on the subject by the aforementioned Tim R. Swartz. Reading “The Final Nail In Your Coffin: A Pox To All Of Mankind” will keep you abreast of the latest research on the disease as well as lead you on a fascinating journey through the myriad possibilities of where it comes from. Swartz does not shy away from including even the unthinkable: Could Morgellons be a new bioweapon designed in Earthly laboratories? A military experiment gone wrong that the civilian medical community cannot even analyze as a disease, let alone cure? 

Be watchful for another article about “The Final Nail In Your Coffin,” which will cover one more frightening method for mankind’s extermination – the secret ingredient for a nuclear weapon the size of a softball and cheap enough for the terrorist on a tight budget. 

SUGGESTED READING

The Final Nail In Your Coffin! - A Pox To All Of Mankind: Morgellons And Red Mercury "Plagues" Created In NWO Labs Of "Mad Scientists"

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Nail-Your-Coffin-Morgellons/dp/1606111957/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373135&sr=1-6&keywords=MORGELLONS 

Mind Controlled Sex Slaves And The CIA

http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Controlled-Sex-Slaves-CIA/dp/1606110187/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373278&sr=1-3

Strange and Unexplained Deaths at the Hands of the Secret Government

http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Unexplainable-Deaths-Secret-Government/dp/1892062879/ref=sr_1_23?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373355&sr=1-23 

 

 


          OF SUN DISKS, WORLD PORTALS AND MEDICINE WHEELS...FLOATER STRUCTURES IN ANCIENT AMERICAN ART - PART III      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mundane digging stick weight or ritual/ceremonial artifact? So-called donut stone of granite, Yokut culture. Found near Buttonwillow, Kern County, California.

Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/101331060340442686/ (1.10.14). Cf. Bostrom 2011; Walsh 2008; Koerper et al. 2007.

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Stone disks, Fort Ancient-/Mississippian culture (c. 1000-1750 AD). Some were probably used for the preparation of food or medicine. The perforated stone disks could have been used as balls for the ball game Chunkey.

Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Stone_discoidals (14.3.13). Cf. Pauketat 2008; Morse/Morse 1983; Morgan 1980; Link 1980; Griffin 1964.

Native American cultures are also known for their use of beads, made from stone, bone, horn, metals, but mainly shells. Beads are perforated and mostly shaped as disks, spheres and tubes, other forms are less frequently. 

Beads of the Chumash, southern California. Source:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110509091603.htm (21.11.14) Cf. Beuchat 1912.

For thousands of years, beadworks in North America are not just jewelry, but are also used as a popular commodity, a form of currency, and as documents of diplomacy. For Native Americans, the single beads also have a spiritual meaning, insofar as they are a reminder of and key to the world of the spirits. For example, present-day Algonquian-speaking Natives explain that the knowledge of the Wampum – the traditional white and purple shell beads of the Eastern Woodland tribes – was given to them by beings of light from the sky. The beads represent „little lights, little spirits, and little prayers.” This is exemplified by the beads’ white color, as well as their ability to light up and glow in the dark due to the shells’ phosphorus content. In addition, the beads are associated with the stars and other celestial bodies (Aubin 1996; Neil-Binion 2013).

Architecture and earthworks

The Pueblo cultures of the Southwest are known for their architectural achievements. One example is their houses which were dug into the ground and roofed over with layers of wood and mud. Mostly circular in shape, these pit-houses could be entered through a tunnel on the side, but more commonly through a hole in the roof. Since the 9th century, the Pueblos also used special pit-houses as ceremonial rooms, so-called Kivas. According to creation myths, kivas reflect the round sky, but also have a hole in the ground, the portal to the Underworld (sipapu), through which the ancestors and spirits (kachinas) emerged to enter our world (Taylor 2012). Today, the kivas still serve as a meeting place for men and as place for ritual purposes. 

 

Kiva with ventilator, deflector, fire-pit, sipapu and bench. Source: Wormington 1961.

In the northeastern Plains, numerous circles of boulders and stones laid down on the ground have been discovered. Such stone circles lie in the grasslands, but also on the ground of river beds, river terraces and on the fringe of the highland. They appear individually, or in groups of several dozens or even hundreds. Most are simple rings of a few meters in diameter, sometimes with a central cairn. 

Aerial photography of so-called tipi rings in the Plains. Most scholars agree that they were used to weigh down the tipis. Some think that they offered protection in ritual contexts. Source: Finnigan 1982. Cf. Wedel 1961).

PART IV of this series continues tomorrow Tuesday, February 24, 2015!  http://ufodigest.com/article/sun-disks-0224

 

 


          The Year Air Power Came of Age      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In 1917 over Flanders fields, a fundamental shift in the airplane’s role signaled its ascendancy as a deadly offensive weapon. The air campaign over Flanders in 1917 represents a watershed in the development of air power. While aerial reconnaissance and observation had been widely employed from 1914 to 1916 and aviation technology had made enormous …
          Filling Stations in the Sky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aerial refueling techniques have evolved in the past 85 years from dangling a simple hose connected to a 75 gallon-tank to positioning telescoping booms that transfer thousands of gallons of fuel.
          Dronecrypt - An Efficient Cryptographic Framework for Small Aerial Drones, by Muslum Ozgur Ozmen and Attila A. Yavuz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aerial drones are becoming an integral part of application domains including but not limited to, military operations, package delivery, construction, monitoring and search/rescue operations. It is critical to ensure the cyber security of networked aerial drone systems in these applications. Standard cryptographic services can be deployed to provide basic security services; however, they have been shown to be inefficient in terms of energy and time consumption, especially for small aerial drones with resource-limited processors. Therefore, there is a significant need for an efficient cryptographic framework that can meet the requirements of small aerial drones. We propose an improved cryptographic framework for small aerial drones, which offers significant energy efficiency and speed advantages over standard cryptographic techniques. (i) We create (to the best of our knowledge) the first optimized public key infrastructure (PKI) based framework for small aerial drones, which provides energy efficient techniques by harnessing special precomputation methods and optimized elliptic curves. (ii) We also integrate recent light-weight symmetric primitives into our PKI techniques to provide a full-fledged cryptographic framework. (iii) We implemented standard counterparts and our proposed techniques on an actual small aerial drone (Crazyflie 2.0), and provided an in-depth energy analysis. Our experiments showed that our improved cryptographic framework achieves up to 35$\times$ lower energy consumption than its standard counterpart.
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Prepare softcopy stereo-models from photogrammetric aerial imagery. The Geospatial Division of Ayres Associates is seeking candidates for a full-time Analytical...
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          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Class 5 Drivers License. This position requires travel throughout BC, AB, SK, and MB year-round. We provide full training, on-going support and opportunities...
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          Drones Can Help Farmers Grow Healthier and More Abundant Crops      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, can become an important tool for farmers around the world within the next 10 years. Researchers at Texas A&M University in College Station are looking at different applications of precision farming with drone technology. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details.
          Peach Fest rocks first night (Penticton)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The entertainment at the 71st annual Peach Fest got off to a rockin' start courtesy of the SkyHawks parachute team and Canadian music great Kim Mitchell. Crowds filled Okanagan Lake Park to gasp and applaud at the aerial stunts performed by Canada's only military parachutists, and to take p...
          Photos Capture Devastation From Carr Fire in California      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Survey some of the damage from the Carr fire, the fifth most-destructive fire in California history, in aerial photos taken by the city of Redding.
          Meeting The Challenge Of Keeping Pennsylvania Clean, Green And Growing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pennsylvania’s original Growing Greener Program was signed into law as Act 68 in December, 1999 and next year it will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The original $650 million program remains the single largest commitment of funding in the state’s history focused on addressing Pennsylvania’s two biggest water quality problems-- abandoned mine reclamation and nonpoint source pollution from farms and stormwater, funding for water and wastewater systems, saving farmland and open space for future generations and creating more recreation opportunities throughout the state.
The unique aspect of the program was that it was primarily designed to support projects by watershed, community-based groups, farmers, land trusts and other locals who were not only close to the problems, but had a direct stake in the solutions.
Another landmark aspect of Act 68 was the establishment of the Environmental Good Samaritan Act that encouraged local groups with no responsibility for abandoned mine lands or orphan oil and gas wells to undertake projects to reclaim those lands and plug those wells without incurring further liability. Click Here for more.
In 2002 Growing Greener funding was expanded with a dedicated $4.00/ton fee on trash allowing the state to invest a constant stream of over $50 million annually into the future to support Growing Greener’s priorities.
How committed were watershed groups and local governments to local restoration projects?  For every $1 invested by the state, the groups added another $1.25 to the projects, even without a formal matching requirement.
The original Growing Greener funding also supported county watershed specialists and other technical support to build local capacity for completing local projects.  The number of watershed groups expanded from 300 to 425 or more by January 2003.
Citizen water quality monitoring was expanded to create a more complete baseline of water data against which to judge the effectiveness of restoration projects.  By January 2003 more than 11,000 citizens and seniors were regularly engaged in water sampling and submitting their results to DEP.
In 2005 voters approved authorizing a bond issue that became a $625 million, 6-year Growing Greener II Program.  It capped the original Growing Greener program by using the $4 fee to finance the bond so the annual $50+ million commitment to ongoing annual funding was gone.  
The program was expanded beyond the initial focus to also include funding for energy programs, main street and downtown redevelopment, brownfields programs and projects by the Fish and Boat and Game Commissions.
A $90 million County Environmental Initiative Program was also added to fund more local projects through county governments.
Priorities changed and funding for citizen water quality monitoring and building the capacity of local groups to take on projects was cut or eliminated.
In 2010 a report by the Joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee confirmed all of the $625 million in Growing Greener II bond funds were already spent with no replacement funding source in sight.
Among the projects funded by Growing Greener II, the report noted, was a parking garage in Scranton.  Really? Is that “Growing Greener?”
In 2012, the General Assembly passed the Act 13 drilling impact fee which transferred a portion of the fee revenue-- currently $20 million (it was initially $35 million)-- to DCNR’s Oil and Gas Lease Fund to be re-transferred to the Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Fund.
And that’s where the program stands today.
Accomplishments Many
Since 1999, the original provisions of Growing Greener have funded hundreds of local parks and trail projects, conserved more than 80,000 acres of threatened open space, and restored hundreds of miles of streams and waterways.
The program has also protected more than 78,000 acres of farmland, restored more than 1,600 acres of abandoned mine land, and helped reduce flooding and water pollution through 400 watershed protection projects and more than 100 drinking and wastewater treatment improvements. Click Here for more.
Economic Value/Benefits
The economic benefits of the kinds of investments made by the original Growing Greener Program have been quantified a number of different ways over the last few years.
As a result of the original Growing Greener and the Keystone Fund investments, the economic benefits of investments in recreation facilities are estimated to be $1 billion annually supporting 13,000 jobs across the state  For every dollar invested in State Parks and Forests, $12 of value added income is generated.
Investments in Pennsylvania’s 6,000 local parks generate $1.6 billion in annual economic activity.
The economic and other benefits of open space, trails and other green infrastructure have also been well document over the past few years.
Green Infrastructure Investment Returns
Recent studies done on the county level show the annual environmental and economic value from the services provided by natural resources and investments in conservation, farmland preservation, watershed restoration and more is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Here are studies from just three counties that add up to over $2.4 billion in annual environmental and economic benefits.
A study done in Lancaster County- Beyond Food: The Environmental Benefits of Agriculture In Lancaster County-- identifies quantifiable benefits such as providing water, pollination, recreation, tourism and flood protection, soil and trees that absorb carbon dioxide.
Their total value-- without counting the value of agricultural products themselves-- $676 million annually in Lancaster County alone.
A similar study for Dauphin County found the return on investment in protection and restoring natural resources provided a $939.2 million annual investment return.
Another study of the value of natural resources and open space in Carbon County found the return on investment was estimated to be $800 million annually.
Challenges
Since the original Growing Greener Program was created in 1999, there has been a 75 percent reduction in its funding for the original focus areas of the program-- water quality improvement (mine reclamation, nonpoint source pollution), land conservation, recreation, water and wastewater infrastructure.
At the same time, the original challenges in environmental restoration are still there and growing.
Take one area as an example-- water quality impairment--
-- Polluted Streams: 19,900 miles of Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams are polluted and do not meet federal water quality standards primarily due to abandoned mine drainage, agricultural and stormwater runoff, Click Here for more;
-- Chesapeake Bay Obligations: $326.9 million is estimated (so far) to be needed to meet the specific Chesapeake Bay agriculture nutrient and sediment reduction obligations covering half of Pennsylvania, Click Here for more;
-- Abandoned Mine Lands: 250,000 acres of abandoned mine lands remain polluting 5,500 miles of streams, Click Here for more.
-- Drinking Water: Pennsylvania has $10.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs (2015), Click Here for more; and
-- Wastewater: $8.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs (2015), Click Here for more.
The Future Is Green... Infrastructure
Communities and the state have started to rely more and more on green infrastructure for cheaper, more effective ways to deal with critical water pollution and flooding problems faced by the Commonwealth.
Green infrastructure includes forest buffers, stormwater infiltration areas, porous pavement, parks and recreation areas, passive mine drainage treatment, stream restoration, preserved land and more.
Green infrastructure also provides multiple benefits for a single investment like reductions in flooding, water pollution, providing recreation, wildlife habitat and they make quantifiable economic contributions to the community.
And once installed, green infrastructure like forest buffers, infiltration areas and rain gardens become more effective because they are living, growing practices, not cement and cinder block structures.
Philadelphia, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, as well as Lycoming, Monroe and York counties and groups of communities like in the Wyoming Valley have already turned to green infrastructure with its multiple benefits to meet water quality goals with a single investment.
Pennsylvania’s initiative to develop the state’s Phase III Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan covering half the state is focused on developing county by county list of green infrastructure policies and practices needed to fulfill the state’s obligations.
Using 30 years of experience with best management practices and water monitoring information, this data-driven effort is identifying the most cost effective solutions with the most benefits for every dollar invested.
Last September, Matt Johnston of the University of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Program and Dr. Emily Trentacoste of the U.S. Geological Survey presented the Phase III Steering Committee with the list of the top 11 most cost effective practices to reduce nitrogen going to the Chesapeake Bay based on all this experience and data (page 73 of his presentation).
The practices include alternative crops on farmland at $1/pound of nitrogen reduced to exclusion fencing with grass buffers at $6/pound.  
In between are-- less expensive to more-- water quality conservation plans, grass buffers on row crops, barnyard runoff control, water control structures, wetland restoration, forest buffers on row crops ($2/pound), narrow buffers on row crops, narrow forest buffers on row crops and nutrient management on the land.
A Funding Workgroup for the Phase III effort is also looking at creative ways to stretch or redirect existing funding or provide creative new funding options to support water quality restoration initiatives.
Creative Solutions
There are many proven ideas for increasing funding for much needed green infrastructure. Here are just a few--
-- Increase/Broaden REAP Farm Conservation Tax Credit: In 2007 the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program was established to provide tax credits to farmers who use their own money to install best management practices.
Each year this program is oversubscribed with many more eligible requests for the $10 million annual appropriation than can be granted.
This public-private initiative could easily be expanded in terms of dollars and to allow other third-party tax paying companies and individuals to fund on-farm conservation practices just like another successful initiative-- the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program.
Private taxpayers would use their money to fund the practices and in return they receive a public tax credit benefit; a true public-private partnership.
-- Institute A Pay-For-Success Public/Private Investment Program: The Pay-For-Success model for installing farm conservation practices allows municipalities to satisfy stormwater pollution reduction requirements and returns profits to private capital investors who pay for those practices.
Recently, the National Resources Conservation Service awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA to develop a pilot Pay-For-Success Program.
A second NRCS grant funded a pay-for-success project in the Brandywine-Christiana Watershed that straddles the Pennsylvania-Delaware border.
This kind of program has the potential to bring millions of private dollars to Pennsylvania to pay for farm conservation practices.  (Click Here for more.)
-- Encourage BMP Construction In Local Development: Thousands of new developments go in every year all across Pennsylvania.  Encouraging those developments to incorporate stormwater BMPs to reduce nutrient and sediment loads seems like a no-brainer.
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          The IAF Bombed Empty Buildings in Gaza While Rocket Fire Continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The IAF Bombed Empty Buildings in Gaza While Rocket Fire Continues

It is reported that in the overwhelming number of sorties carried out by the Israel Air Force on the night of 28 Menachem Av, Wednesday night to Thursday, the buildings, terrorist military bases, warehouses and training facilities were empty, as Hamas soldiers were expecting the aerial assaults and left ahead of them.

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          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you are a Star sales person then please apply.*. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
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          Travel Sales Representative - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you are a Star sales person then please apply.*. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
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          Travel Sales Representatives - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Humboldt, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Travel expenses of hotel, rental car, and flights are covered by AFS. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
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          Travel Sales Representative - AFS Aerial Photography Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Travel expenses of hotel, rental car, and flights are covered by AFS. AFS is looking to add an _ALL STAR _sales representative to their travel team....
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          Garland District gets ready to party at annual street fair      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This Saturday over 160 local vendors, artists, musicians, dance groups, and car enthusiasts will take over the streets surrounding Garland Theater (924 W. Garland Ave.) for the annual Garland Street Fair.

A mainstay of the street fair, the Garland Get Down Rod and Custom Show, is returning with over 100 entries vehicles set to be on display. Awards such as “Best Custom” and “Most Outlandish” are slated to be handed out to motorcycle and car entry owners. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with awards to be announced starting at 3 p.m. Car set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Entry cost for vehicles still hoping to join is $15; it’ll be free to check them out, however.

The kids’ area, hosted by the South Hill Kiwanis Club, will be full of arts, crafts and games including last year’s hit “Ping Pong Toss.” Players will throw for the chance to go home with a goldfish.

More than 15 restaurants will open their doors during the street fair including local favorites Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle (802 W. Garland Ave.), Ferguson’s Cafe (804 W. Garland Ave.), Kim’s Teriyaki (927 W. Garland Ave.) and Streetwise Cafe (733 W. Garland Ave.).

Four out of the five dance groups scheduled to perform are coming to the street fair for the first time. Among the newcomers, Spokane Aerial Performance Arts will be performing a variety of contemporary circus and aerial work. The show begins at 11:10 a.m. on the Wall Street stage.

Nine musical events are scheduled throughout the day including performances by Super Sparkle, Sara Brown Band, An Dochas, and Lavoy on the Post Street stage and Kori Ailene and Rusted Hand on the Wall Street stage. Musical styles range from indie/alternative to western swing/honky tonk. The first show start at 10 a.m.

The Spokane Art School, meanwhile, is hosting a free art-making event called Art on the Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With help from artists Katey Mandley and Megan Perkins, fairgoers will be invited to make art on one of several large easels stationed outside the school, at 811 W. Garland.

Improv shows will be performed on the hour at the Blue Door Theater (815 W Garland Ave).

For a full schedule and list of events visit: http://garlandstreetfair.com/#street-fair


          Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst - United States Army, Active Duty & Army Reserves - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*No Prior Experience Necessary* *Overview* The geospatial intelligence imagery analyst is responsible for analyzing overhead and aerial imagery developed by... $10,000 - $60,000 a year
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          Right of Way Agent - State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reads and interprets aerial photographs, maps, soil surveys, production reports and land use patterns in developing a basis for appraisal of real estate;... $23.82 - $29.77 an hour
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          Aerial Lineman - Kanaan Communications, LLC - Morgantown, WV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Do not identify a sealed juvenile record of arrest, custody, complaint, disposition, diversion, adjudication or sentence....
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          Around The World In One Hour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: Around The World In One Hour
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WORLD MONTAGE, One minute of various images from around the world. DEAD SEA, ISRAEL, Float on the Dead Sea. Eight times more salt than the ocean. Visitors from worldwide come to seek wellness from the water and healing black mud.
SNAKE CHARMER OF MALAYSIA, A dying breed, these snake charmers risk their lives to entertain audiences. frequently bitten by cobras and pit vipers, they still play a dangerous game! Have you had a 22 foot long python coiled around your body lately???
DIVE PHILIPPINES, the Philippines is known for its spectacular dive sites. Explore the beautiful undersea world around Cebu Island, teeming with a vast array of exotic sea creatures, caves and cliffs.... LAS VEGAS PREVIEW, tour of Las Vegas, aerials, casinos and Hoover Dam, etc.
HAWAII KAYAK ADVENTURE, paddle through the Big Islands ten tunnels high in the Kohala Mountains, by kayak. Some tunnels one mile long. The ultimate eco-tourism adventure!
ELEPHANT SHOW, THAILAND, see elephants perform amazing feats in Phuket, Thailand. Dancing, playing music, tricks, headstands, playing soccer and carrying boy with his head in the elephant's mouth. Daring stuff!

          Exotic Travel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Video: Exotic Travel
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1). HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Rare aerial views of the Hawaiian Islands by helicopter. See waterfalls UP CLOSE, fly low through valleys and over cliffs, breathtaking beaches and inside a volcano! AND snow...Yes snow in Hawaii! Close-ups of an actual eruption and lava flows. Incredible!

2). STICK FIGHTING IN PHILIPPINES: Learn this rare art of self-defense from the Grandmaster in Cebu, where it originated. This is a step-by-step guide of Eskrima, using sticks, knives and bare hands.

3). VIDEO GUIDE OF PENANG, MALAYSIA: exotic and undiscovered scenics, temples, culture, festivals and celebrations. You'll want to go there!

4). GAY TRANSVESTITE SHOW IN PHILIPPINES: Boys will be girls in this spectacular cultural review of song and dance.

          CEMS Instrument Technician - Black Hills Corporation - Gillette, WY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Ability to operate a company vehicle, forklift, and a variety of aerial... $29 - $38 an hour
From Black Hills Corporation - Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:44:04 GMT - View all Gillette, WY jobs
          Shimano Baitrunner 12000D and Star Aerial EX6000 Reels      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Air Safety Investigator - Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems - Hunt Valley, MD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An Air Safety Investigator is responsible for performing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) incident and accident investigations involving the Aerosonde product line....
From Textron - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:39:16 GMT - View all Hunt Valley, MD jobs
          Marine Big Data Market CAGR of +21% by 2025: Advanced Technologies, Competitive Analysis, New Business Developments, Regional Outlook, Key Players like Teradata, Oceanwise, Splunk, BMT Group, AIMS, BigOceanData, Avenca Limited, Ocean Networks Canada, Mari      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 09, 2018 ) Our analysts forecast the Global Marine Big Data Market to grow at a CAGR of +21% during the period 2018-2025. Marine big data can be described as large amount of data collected by aerial remote sensing, ships, stations, buoys and satellites. In recent years,...
          LCC's new drone pilot program takes flight this fall - The Register-Guard      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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LCC's new drone pilot program takes flight this fall
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Lane Community College officials have high hopes for their new drone pilot program, one of the few taking off in the state. LCC will offer a two-year associate's degree for commercial unmanned aerial systems — popularly known as drones — starting ...


          Raptor Fest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Date: September 15, 2018

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and NYC Audubon. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Skyhunters in Flight,

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park)


          WFP And The National Institute For Civil Defence Organize A Workshop On The Usage Of Humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In Emergencies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LIMA. – From June 26 to 28, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Institute for Civil Defence (INDECI) will hold a workshop on the "Coordination and Simulation of Humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles". It will consist of presentations, discussions, group exercises, and simulations regarding possible modalities of coordination and collaboration.
          Group seeks stricter measures vs aerial spray in Davao      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 August) – Environment group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) on Monday said it will ask the city council to impose stricter regulations on the use of aerial spray two years after the Supreme Court upheld the 2009 decision of the Court of Appeals declaring the ordinance banning aerial spraying as unconstitutional. But […]
          Journeyman Electrician - COMFACT CORPORATION - Baden, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ontario College of Trades 309A, Working at Heights, Whmis, Worker Safety Awareness and Aerial Work Platform.... $30 an hour
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          Sheet Metal SIDING/CLADDING Installer Needed For Full Time Position - Snipped Metals Inc. - Orangeville, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aerial Equipment Operator. We install many various exterior applications in the construction industry for industrial and commercial sites.... $18 - $25 an hour
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          DECADES LONG QUESTION OF WITNESS CREDIBILITY OVER UFOS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An enduring controversy supported by evidence and denial.

Ever since the emergence of flying saucers in the 20th Century a heated debate has raged between deniers, military counterintelligence operations, the witnesses themselves, and even the media's role in this phenomenon. Although there has been undeniable evidence and according to physicist Stanton Freidman, in a court of law the mountain of supporting testimony would have long ago made the case, still the controversy continues.

Questionable evidence

There will always be the unscrupulous element that from the 1940's to the 1990's used faked or staged photography often with dramatic effect. By the mid 1990's the application known as photo shop could be used to generate high definition images that are very hard to distinguish from real footage. Many argue that military counter intelligence operations have for decades been staging a surreal and shadowy ultra secret campaign to mislead the public about the supposed authenticity of flying saucers so as to hide the ongoing development of X-platforms and black operations, even cattle mutilations.

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Another lie?

Recently a retired scientist made what would be called a deathbed admission of his knowledge of government involvement with UFO entities as part of a shared technological program that had secretly been underway for decades. Boyd Bushman allowed an extensive interview of his intimate knowledge of such details shortly before his death on August 7th of this year. However, once again the ugly head of counter intelligence reared itself and has cast doubt on Bushman's testimony. During the course of his filmed interview Bushman exhibits a number of glossy photos of UFO's and of a supposed extraterrestrial entity. The entity appears somewhat questionable in appearance almost uncannily resembling the fledgling attempts of 1950's and 60's low budget depictions of sci fi space creatures.

From a toy maker?

In truth, an individual did indeed reveal that the image of an alien from another planet was indeed the photo of a toy space alien made of plastic sold sometime in the late 50's. Why would a distinguished government scientist allow his testimony to be tarnished by such an aberration? Had he become senile and confused, had this evidence been handed to him to present during the course of his interview and he had trustingly accepted it? Or, perhaps this was just part of a counter intelligence ploy to not only discredit Boyd Bushman, but the entire premise of the UFO as being extra solar in origin in the first place? Such confusion and subterfuge has continually fueled the argument on both sides that either the powers that be are really hiding something if they are putting this much effort into baiting the credibility question or that there really is nothing more to UFO's other than misidentification of experimental or conventional aircraft as well as wild, unproven, speculation and conspiracy theories!

The venerable black copter

It has even come to light recently that the US government has indeed created squadron units of black helicopters having no visible identification, possessing myriad running lights to create confusion for ground observers, and to even have sound insulating capacities to muffle propeller and engine noise. Why? For many years odd aerial lights have been seen over cattle mutilation sites in New Mexico and elsewhere leading many to theorize that some genetic cross breeding experiments were being undertaken by aliens using the closely related tissue of cattle reproductive organs to the biology of human cells. Yet, newly released information may suggest that black helicopter operations were used to simulate UFO overflights during the dark hours of the night. Many investigators had often commented that cattle carcasses seem to have been damaged in a way that would have occurred by being dropped onto the ground from certain heights.

Atomic testing?

Such explanations are that nuclear testing and the resultant contamination of the environment had led the government to initiate secret testing using cattle rancher's livestock as markers for levels of radiation and its effects upon organs and tissues. Rather than create a panic among ranchers that radiation may be affecting their pasture lands and the financial liabilities that this could entail much lass having to purchase the cows from their owners, why not simply commence a secret operation that could gather data without incurring the related expense? One ranching family near Dulce, New Mexico reported that they had found bugging devices in their home after suffering costly cattle mutilations that created financial losses that put them out of the cattle business. It would seem that government sanctioned earthly surveillance was being conducted.

Third world war?

By the early 1950's the Pentagon had already voiced concerns about the public's pre-occupation with UFO's as being the possible prelude to the confusion needed by the Soviets to stage a first strike launch of a third world war against the United States. it appears two simultaneous counter intelligence operations were being conducted. One was a debunking campaign that downplayed the significance of UFO sightings while secretly collecting data and sending it to Wright AFB in Dayton, Ohio for serious evaluation. This while civilian UFO investigation groups were being infiltrated by intelligence agents and either intimidated to disband or fed misleading information.

The victims of secrecy

We know that such victims of these infiltration operations were Howard Menger, NICAP, Paul Bennewitz of Thunder Scientific Labs, and witnesses to the crash of an alleged flying disk near Roswell, NM were intimidated or misinformed in such ways that were designed for a predictable outcome on the part of US intelligence operations. According to Donald Keyhoe, a dedicated UFO researcher with ties to the Pentagon, NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon) was complete compromised thanks to CIA subversion from within. This is especially disturbing when considering that Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoeter, former CIA Director was a member of this organization.

Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBS)

One might venture to ask, on the other hand, why at Archuletta Mesa near Dulce New Mexico an electronic field is being broadcast over the area that will not allow HD camera photographs to acquire resolution so that only an analog camera can work? The same question might be applied to Area 51 in Nevada. Why has the government maintained an underground base and has continually acquired more surrounding real estate to further discourage observers from getting a view of the facility from surrounding vantage points? Secrecy is understandable to a point, but when we have former physicist Bob Lazar who claims to have worked there and violated his security clearance when he all allowed friends to see a supposed back engineered UFO being test flown, why was his complete personal history expunged by the US government? In front of a federal judge he did produce a pay stub from the US Navy for his employment there which impressed the court with the degree of identity confiscation leveled at Lazar.

Unsettling conclusion

The old saying, "where there's smoke there's fire" seems to pertain to the long legacy of the UFO cover-up. It would seem that the US government has gone to great lengths to play a game with the American public and even its former officers in trying to either discredit the evidence or use the possibility of UFO reality to mask the ongoing operations of new high technology developments that will give this nation a decided edge over its enemies for decades to come. This, as well, seems a perfectly reasonable explanation in view of the high stakes involved which would make such intelligence and psychological operations justified in the interests of national security, however just how far should such deception be allowed until it violates the Constitutional rights of the American citizen. Just ask the late Paul Bennewitz.

 

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          New Betterview Roof Report Determines Condition, Characteristics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drone inspection company Betterview has released Property Profile – a new way to get a deep understanding of the characteristics and risks of a property and its roof. Betterview’s Property Profile uses satellite & aerial imagery, along with a growing …
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The news that a maize landrace has been found to fix atmospheric nitrogen because of microbes growing in gunk on its aerial roots has been getting a lot of traction. Understandably. The best take on it I’ve come across is this Twitter thread from Dr Sarah Taber: Thread by @SarahTaber_bww: “*batman theme* nananananananana nananananananana SNOT …
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Many expatriates living in the Cayman Islands who have children know the challenges of finding space for them in the private schools here.
          (USA-10223 JOHN SANDERS RD) Building Maintenance Mechanic II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Building Maintenance Mechanic II Print Apply Building Maintenance Mechanic II Salary $15.54 Hourly Location TX 78216, TX Job Type 4A Full-Time Department Aviation Job Number 2018-01327 Closing 9/8/2018 11:59 PM Central + Description + Benefits + Questions Job Summary Under direction, is responsible for planning and directing the building maintenance activities for a department. Administrative responsibilities include budgeting, purchasing, maintaining inventories, work order processing and monitoring service contracts. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff. Essential Job Functions + Replaces and/or rebuilds new stairways, re-roof buildings or re-build existing roofs, replace and repair porch steps, railings, and floors. + Performs routine electrical and plumbing maintenance, repairs and installations work such as repairing and/or replacing electrical or plumbing fixtures, installing simple electrical circuits, and installing small heating systems. + Operates computer to control and monitor mechanical equipment and utility systems. + Maintains buildings in good condition by performing basic carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical, welding, wiring, and plumbing work and other maintenance related activities. Ensures that all safety standards and procedures are observed while work is performed. + Lubricates, checks, and adjusts a variety of equipment and machinery such as pumps, motors, gauges, valves, and air conditioners. + Builds and installs partitions, window guards, platforms, and staging. + Performs basic preventive maintenance and repair work on heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems. + Prepares job layout work and reports on completed work orders. + Repairs and maintains electrical equipment and building fixtures; replaces burned or defective lamps and light bulbs; repairs door closures, ceiling tiles, and floor tiles; performs basic cement and masonry work. + Performs basic plumbing maintenance and repair procedures, including unclogging sewer lines and drains, and installing water heaters. + Repairs and conducts preventive maintenance on conveyor belt systems, automatic gates, doors, elevators, escalators, and other related systems. + May move, assemble, or repair office furniture, equipment, or fixtures. + Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment. + Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required. Job Requirements + High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency). + Four (4) years of experience in building and mechanical maintenance and repair. + This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License. + May require CPR certification within one (1) year of employment. + Must maintain federally mandated security clearance required to work at an airport at all times. + Must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment and a Criminal History Records check conducted by Aviation upon employment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: + Knowledge of using aerial lifts. + OSHA 10 and/or 30 Electrical Maintenance Technician License. + Excellent communication and writing skills. + Experience reading blueprints and building sketches. APPLICANT INFORMATION: + If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance. + Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application + Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university. + Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: + Physical requirements include frequently lifting/carrying 30 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate hand and power tools and equipment. Subject to walking, reaching, and crouching to perform essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside with occasional work outdoors with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, dust, dirt, grease, and noise. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities + Knowledge of the principles for heating, ventilation and cooling systems. + Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to areas of building maintenance. + Knowledge of locksmithing and building locking and security. + Knowledge of how to read blueprints and building sketches. + Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, masonry, painting, and electrical work. + Knowledge of proper paint and varnish application techniques and procedures. + Knowledge of safe work practices, procedures, and techniques. + Knowledge of elevator, escalator, and automatic door systems. + Knowledge of mechanical preventive maintenance techniques, practices, and procedures. + Knowledge of basic carpet and tile installation and repair procedures and techniques. + Knowledge of fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. + Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used in building and mechanical maintenance and repair. + Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public. + Ability to perform preventive maintenance procedures on various building equipment such as air conditioners and light fixtures. + Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. + Ability to perform basic electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance and repair procedures. + Ability to perform all the physical, intellectual, and analytical requirements of the position including decision making. The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one. For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio: http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/employee_information/benefits/index.asp NOTE: + Part-Time and Temporary positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits. + Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA full-time positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.
          (USA) Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary These positions have a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 18 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. The Enterprise Program was initiated in 1997 and was created to support increased productivity and effectiveness through implementing business practices within a Government structure. The Enterprise Program offers a new way of doing business. Enterprise Units are Forest Service resources that offer an internal choice for the accomplishment of the agency’s work. These teams of dedicated Forest Service employees operate as independent, financially self-sustaining units funded by the clients/customers who benefit from the products and services they offer. The incumbent of this position will need to be located within the commuting distance of 49 miles from a Forest Service office. To see where Forest Service Offices are located click here. Click each region name to see the different locations within the Forest Service. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact Michael Salazar at mjsalazar@fs.fed.us or 307-399-1406 Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. Develops and drafts timber cruise plans. Provides field instruction to apprentice cruisers in fundamental timber measuring practices, cruise methods, and techniques. Interprets complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber. Writes reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and compliance of timber marking with guidelines. Interprets aerial photographs for information such as road locations, sale boundaries, survey monuments, and other features. Lays out timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments and other instruction, considering factors such as transportation system, topography, fuels management, silvicultural objectives, wildlife needs, stream protection and other related resource considerations. Provides technical assistance to specialists in the development of complex logging plans and preliminary road location. ### Travel Required 75% or less - Frequent travel to project areas throughout the national forest system away from one's duty station. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National . ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for these positions, go to: Technical and Medical Support Positions. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-05**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; OR a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable);OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **GS-05:**Specialized experience is defined as experieince providing and performing crew based forestry related support work such as selecting and marking individual trees for harvest using well defined guidelines and specific instruction. Applying silvicultural techniques used in the management of resources. Working with silvicultural prescriptions that were easily applied. Working with a specific selection of harvest trees and applied timber cruising rules. Providing support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, specie identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques. **GS-06**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience applying silvicultural techniques used in the management of resources. Providing support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, specie identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques. Assisting with silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber. Measuring amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas. Applying instructions issued in a cruise plan. Providing support for drafting of sale area maps. **GS-07**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-06 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience interpreting silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber. Measuring amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas. Applying instructions issued in a cruise plan. Assisting in the layout of timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments and other instruction. Using computer programs for data collection, cruise processing, traversing and/or Global Positioning System (GPS). Writing reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and/or compliance of timber marking with guidelines. Assisting in the interpretation of aerial photographs for information such as road location, survey monuments, and other features. Providing support for drafting of sale area maps. Providing technical assistance to specialists in the development of logging plans and preliminary road location. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT (For GS-06 and GS-07 grade levels only):** If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Government housing is not available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. These are not bargaining unit designated positions. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies listed below: * Knowledge of the methods, tools, and techniques used in timber cruising. * Ability to coordinate and conduct timber pre-sale activities. * Ability to maintain written records, prepare documents and reports. * Ability to plan and organize work. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=42ECE714-5BD7-447C-B81E-A91F00CE5E0E Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Forest Service employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507139600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $33,394 to $53,773 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 - 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-AZ-Springerville) Wildlife Biologist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary Positions open to current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA eligibles, Land Management Workforce Flexibilty Act, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Public Land Corps, and Resource Assistant Program eligibles. These positions are located on a Forest Service Unit and responsible for providing professional wildlife expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands. Seven positions are being filled by this vacancy announcement, one at each of the following locations. 1. Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM. For additional information about this position, please contact Phillip Hughes at 682-5302 or philliphughes@fs.fed.us. 2. San Bernadino National Forest, Front Country Ranger District in Lytle Creek, CA. For additional information about this position, please contact Joseph Rechsteiner at 909-382-2860 or jrechsteiner@fs.fed.us. 3. National Forests in Texas, Angelina-Sabine Ranger District in Zavalla, TX. For additional information about this position, please contact Ron Hasken at 936-897-1068 or rhasken@fs.fed.us. 4. Hiawatha National Forest, Munising Ranger District in Munising, MI. For additional information about this position, please contact Luke Langstaff at 906-387-2512 ext. 1026 or langstaff@fs.fed.us. 5. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville Ranger District in Springerville, AZ. For additional information about this position, please contact Valerie Horncastle at 928-333-6234 or vhorncastle@fs.fed.us. 6. Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District in Pedro, OH. For additional information about this position, please contact Dana Moler at 740-753-0905 or dmoler@fs.fed.us. 7. Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District in Nelsonville, OH. For additional information about this position, please contact Dana Moler at 740-753-0905 or dmoler@fs.fed.us. Pay rates vary depending on location. Pay rates displayed above are for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS). See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-overisght/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **Duties listed are at the full performance level:** Provides technical advice and leadership for a wildlife management program. This includes gathering, compiling, and analyzing data to determine wildlife habitat requirements and management needs; assessing habitat quality and quantity, interpreting biological requirements for all wildlife species and their habitat; inventorying and monitoring habitat and in some cases populations; determining the need for and recommending wildlife habitat restoration, enhancement or improvement projects; and studying and recommending solutions to special coordination problems involving wildlife habitat protection. Performs specific portions or minor phases of assignments in support of Integrated Resource Inventory (IRI) activities. Incumbent prepares field data to be digitized; digitizes data and processes data for use in geographic information systems (GIS). Documents field procedures and office methodologies produced by IRI team to develop information on IRI data layers. Works cooperatively with State and/or other wildlife resource agencies. Coordinates wildlife management with timber, grazing, minerals and recreation and other land management programs. This includes gathering information for wildlife management plans, surveys of game and nongame occurrence, mapping key habitat for suitability, determination of annual browse utilization and/or amount of soil disturbance, joint recommendations for annual game harvest, and the need for wildlife habitat development or restoration. Prepares wildlife management input for the unit land management planning team. Prepares environmental analysis reports. Develops biological evaluations/biological assessments for review by journey-level biologists. Recommends, prepares, or reviews annual operating plans and budgets for wildlife habitat improvement and animal damage control projects in consideration of biological needs, project standards, and the needs of other resources. Participates in wildlife monitoring program activities by making observations, gathering data, and reporting findings. Gathers information to be used in environmental assessments and environmental impact statements affecting wildlife resources. Develops plans for information and education activities in wildlife conservation. Responsible for assigned areas of public relation activities, such as speaking at meetings and participating in field trips. Serves as project leader on wildlife habitat improvement projects and participates on interdisciplinary teams in all aspects of natural resource management, which may include program evaluation. Manages partnership programs for wildlife and rare plants. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for field visits and training. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 09 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; Public Land Corp eligibles; and Resource Assistant Program eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0486 Wildlife Biology #### Similar jobs * Biologists, Wildlife * Wildlife Biologists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary period required. **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: **Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. **Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Springerville RD in Springerville, AZ.**Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Mandatory allowance with temporary quarters (30 days)** Lincoln NF, Sacramento RD in Cloudcroft, NM****Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Full**** **San Bernadino NF, Front Country RD in Lytle Creek, CA.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Basic moving expenses; other relocation benefits will be negotiated with selectee. **NFs in Texas, Angelina-Sabine RD in Zavalla, TX.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: Position not included in the bargaining unit. TOS: Mandatory TOS only (one way move, movement and storage of household goods) **Hiawatha NF, Munising RD in Munising, MI.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: Yes (NFFE - Local Lodge 2086) **Wayne NF, Ironton RD in Pedro, OH.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-5/7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: No **Wayne NF, Athens District in Nelsonville, OH.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-5/7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: No Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit’s needs. Example: The selecting official may select at any grade to include the full performance level of the position. However, not all positions will be filled at the highest grade level. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/fish-biology-series-0482/ **Wildlife Biology Series (0486) Basic Requirements:** Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological science that included at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences * OR- Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-05:** Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade level (No additional requirements required) **GS-07:** In addition to the requirements described above, the following education and/or experience are required for the GS-07 level: One year or more of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; **OR** One full year of graduate level education; **OR** An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; **OR** Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience at the GS-05 level is defined as: * assisting with the collection of field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation; * interpreting aerial photos to determine vegetation types; * assembling biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use; * assisting with the classification and evaluation of vegetation and soil to determine suitable habitats and ranges for wildlife. **GS-09: **In addition to the requirements described above, the following education and/or experience are required for the GS-09 level: One year or more of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; **OR** Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; **OR** An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work Specialized experience at the GS-07 level is defined as: * performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of wildlife resources; * conducting surveys and drafting tentative professional opinions to assist in determining wildlife resource needs and remedies; * assisting in carrying out a range of analytical/scientific assignments in the wildlife biology profession that included researching and analyzing data, issues, and information that support wildlife project recommendations. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. Bargaining units are represented by NFFE- IAMAW or AFGE. Forest Service daycare facilities or government housing is not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities, explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below GS-5: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** GS-7: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to analyze wildlife management issues and problems.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** GS-9: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to analyze wildlife management issues and problems.** * **Ability to perform program management and oversight functions related to the wildlife resource.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=33F734A1-8975-41D4-B405-A93400EDDF6A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 877-339-0719 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions under How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507189800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/06/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $33,394 to $65,778 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 - 09 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
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* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in Region 6, on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest in Prineville, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Andrew Passarelli at 541-416-6470 or email at apassarelli@fs.fed.us. The incumbent serves as a Biological Science Technician and will be participating in the development of the unit wildlife project plans and programs for habitat management. This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for **18**pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities * Surveys for various wildlife species and their habitats, including but not limited to; raptors, woodpeckers, rare carnivores, bumblebees, butterflies, sage-grouse, amphibians, bats, and big-game species. * Compiles, interprets and summarizes data obtained from biological surveys. * Draft summary reports of projects completed, data collected, and other accomplishments. * Assists with a variety of restoration projects, including wildlife habitat restoration, stream and riparian restoration, and invasive plant control/eradication. * Collaborates with other Federal and State agencies, local community groups, and partner organizations. * Participates in various environmental education programs. **Duties listed are at the full performance level.** ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel on the Forest to Ranger Districts and other Forests to attend trainings and meetings. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0404 Biological Science Technician #### Similar jobs * Biological Technicians * Technicians, Biological * Technicians, Wildlife * Wildlife Technicians * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications **Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp** **GS-6:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; **OR** one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position such as: Wildlife Biology/Wildlife Science, Natural Resources Management (with wildlife courses), Biology/Zoology, Environmental Science (with wildlife courses); **OR** combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **Examples of specialized experience are:** Completed wildlife habitat project work, and/or assessed wildlife habitat environments, requirements, and inhabitants; collected and analyzed field data on wildlife habitat and vegetation, species condition, location, and status, and compiled biological data obtained from aerial or ground surveys to determine vegetation type and wildlife use. Provided program support work for wildlife related projects which involved applying well-established procedures that required a number of sequential steps to complete the assignments; such as planning daily activities, operating a variety of complex equipment, collecting information, and recording data. **GS-7:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; **OR** one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position such as: Wildlife Biology/Wildlife Science, Natural Resources Management (with wildlife courses), Biology/Zoology, Environmental Science (with wildlife courses); **OR** combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **Examples of specialized experience are:** Inspected wildlife habitat and/or nesting sites; collected field data on wildlife habitat, vegetation, species condition, location, and status; compiled and summarized biological data obtained from aerial and/or ground surveys to determine vegetation type, wildlife use, and/or to identify and evaluate habitat management. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education requirement in lieu of specialized experience for this position. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. This is a bargaining unit designated position. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government housing is not available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to provide technical support for wildlife habitat management.** * ****Knowledge of the principles and methods of wildlife resource biology to analyze, interpret, and report on collected data.**** * ****Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external customers.**** * ****Ability to communicate effectively in writing.**** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=1FB80FEC-3914-4253-A688-A935010297CC Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-4063 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507367700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $37,223 to $53,773 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 06 - 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Seasonal
          (USA-CA-Camptonville) Wildlife Biologist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Tahoe National Forest. The primary purpose of this position serves as an advanced trainee in the field of wildlife biology performing productive work and developing skills and knowledges for a higher level position. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Lauren Hoyle at 530-288-3231 lehoyle@fs.fed.us. The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities As advanced trainee, conducts limited wildlife biology projects; works on a developmental basis in acquiring the experience necessary to assume higher level professional wildlife biology responsibilities. Collects field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation for preparation of wildlife, habitat, range allotment, deer herd, and other maps and management plans. Interprets aerial photos to determine vegetation types. Classifies and evaluates vegetation, soils and water quality to determine suitable habitats. Effectively integrates wildlife management into forestry, recreation and other management activities. Assembles biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use. Conducts inventories for game and nongame wildlife, including threatened and endangered species for land management planning, coordination with other resource programs, wildlife management plans, environmental assessments, biological evaluations and other purposes. Investigates wildlife damage to habitat reforestation projects and conflicts between livestock and wildlife. Recommends corrective action. Prepares operation schedules and operational plans to accomplish wildlife programs. Assist with communications and interpretive programs relative to wildlife and their habitats. Serves as project leader on wildlife habitat improvement projects and participates on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of aspects of natural resource management. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0486 Wildlife Biology #### Similar jobs * Biologists, Wildlife * Wildlife Biologists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS**: No additional Requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Assisting with the collection of field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation; interpreting aerial photos to determine vegetation types; assembling biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use; and assisting with the classification and evaluation of vegetations and soil to determine suitable habitats and ranges for wildlife. GS-07 there is no substitution of education for this position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=06C3D1BC-3B0B-47B9-95F9-A92E00BDC5BF Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507171200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $19.82 to $19.82 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-MN-Deer River) Forestry Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE: **This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Chippewa National Forest. The purpose of this position is to perform work individually or as a crew member in support of the unit timber and silviculture programs. May lead a small crew in some work, but for less than the leading responsibilities outlined in the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide (GSLGEG). For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Michael Bildeaux at mbildeaux@fs.fed.us (218) 246-3482 The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **Timber**Marks clearly specified softwood and hardwood trees for cutting as sawlogs, pulpwood, posts, poles, etc., according to prescriptions. Measures tree diameters and heights and observes defects under guidance of supervisor. Traverses proposed timber sale units using plans and prescriptions, topographic maps, aerial photos, compass, Global Positioning System devices, etc. Assists in the lay out of logging units, temporary roads, locations, etc. As a member of a timber cruising crew, runs compass lines, paces or measures distances, marks and numbers plots, measures heights and diameters and records data on field data recorders or cards. **Silviculture**Inspects contracts for reforestation, timber stand improvement, or genetic tree improvement work such as planting, thinning, fertilizing, release, stand exam, cone collection, site preparation, and animal damage control. Examines stands to determine present tree stocking and survival, tree species and conditions, presence of areas for replanting, competing vegetation species and density, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage. Collects and classifies cones as to species and condition, and selects trees for tree improvement and reforestation cone collection. Assists in preparation of contracts for planting, thinning, fertilization, release, etc., by performing unit traverse, map preparation, and providing data for contract preparation and unit examination. Plants trees and releases trees from vegetative competition by manual or chemical methods. As assigned, participates in other aspects of resource management support work such as fire, fisheries, plants, recreation, wildlife, etc. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 04 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician #### Similar jobs * Conservation Technicians * Forest And Conservation Technicians * Forest Technicians * Soil Conservation Technicians * Technicians, Conservation * Technicians, Forest * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** No additional requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-04: (6) Six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level. General Experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor; Worked on a landscape or construction crew; Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. -AND Specialized Experience is defined as: Forestry aid or technician work in timber activities such as timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement; determining present tree stocking and survival, tree species and conditions, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage; or other support duties include collecting and recording data. Performed natural resource support work, e.g., forestry, range, park technician, wildland firefighter, or similar jobs; performed routine support assignments in a forestry specialty area, e.g., wilderness, timber, fire prevention/control, etc. -OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=034BCEAE-21D1-47E8-AE68-A9280109AF5A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE: **You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with institutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506367100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-VA-Quantico) FIREFIGHTER (BASIC LIFE SUPPORT)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary You will serve as a FIREFIGHTER (BASIC LIFE SUPPORT) in the Fire Protection/Prevention Branch of MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities * You will administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillation (AED) for a patient. * You will maintain the fire station and related equipment in good condition by checking connections and valves, cleaning and draining hoses, or making minor repairs to vehicles. * You will operate motorized firefighting equipment (e.g., pumper, aerial ladder truck) to assist in emergency and rescue operations. * You will evaluate and perform minor maintenance and repair to fire prevention or protection systems and equipment. * You will perform routine maintenance on fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, mechanized equipment, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), hoses, or ladders to verify equipment is operational. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 7 * #### Job family (Series) 0081 Fire Protection and Prevention #### Similar jobs * Firefighters * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * Must be a US Citizen. * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. * Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. * Applicants must meet the Department of Defense (DoD) certification requirements: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodm/605506m.pdf * Candidates for firefighter positions must not have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. Information on exceptions and waivers: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025vol336.pdf?ver=2017-12-01-105458-707 * You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. * You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Valud United States driver's license. * You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. * Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to ramdom testing. * This position is considered Kay/Emergency-Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems. * You will be required to be DoD Certified in Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Material Operations/Awareness. * You will be required to possess a current State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) or National Registry certification, or such certification that is recognized and transferable to the state of Virginia at a minimum. * You will be required to possess a current Driver Operator Pumper (DPO) Driver certification. * You will be required to pass a pre-employment physical agility test. * You are required and subjected to mandatory recall based on mission requirements. ### Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the **GS-06**grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing duties as part of an emergency response team with tasks involving delivery of emergency services during fire, medical rescue, mass casualty, natural disaster, hazardous material spills, or acts of terrorism. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/fire-protection-and-prevention-series-0081/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Must maintain professional qualifications certification in accordance with the International fire Service Accreditation congress, Pro-Board fire Service Professional Qualifications System, and Department of Transportation level as a minimum. aligned to DoD Standards, DoD Instructions 6055.06 (Fire and Emergency Services Program) and DoDI 6055.06-M (Fire and Emergency services Certification Programs). ### Education ### Additional information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. Selectee is required to sign DA Form 5019-R (condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program). This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is covered under Special Firefighter Retirement. Title 5 U.S.C. 3307 authorizes the head of an agency to establish a maximum entry age for the original appointment of individuals to the position of primary firefighter. For initial appointments, applicants cannot have reached their 37th birthday by date of appointment. An applicant reentering into a Primary Firefighter position may have the maximum entry age adjusted based on prior covered Firefighter federal service. Applicants who are entitled to veteran's preference may be eligible for a waiver to the maximum entry age requirement. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025vol336.pdf. Minimum age is 18 years old. NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800. Selectee must obtain and maintain a valid Government Emergency Vehicle Operators License within 90 days of employment. The incumbent may be required to obtain a security clearance. Selectee is required to perform all firefighting duties including the use and operation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus when necessary. Selectee must wear special protection clothing and self-contained apparatus. Work is performed indoors, outdoors, in all types of weather, and the incumbent will be subject to heat, cold, smoke, and stress. Situations are complex and highly hazardous firefighting and EMS operations and include 1)possibility of burns and other effects of smoke inhalation, falling materials, explosion; 2)exposure to toxic materials 3) dealing with victims of fire in varying stages. Operating or riding emergency fire vehicles under adverse conditions in congested areas. Work includes periods of extreme physical exertion under unusual conditions including lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, and working from ladders and elevating equipment; descending into confined areas and using heavy bulky tools and equipment; prolonged periods of continuous walking, and/or standing; bending/lifting up to 100 pounds; and climbing ladders up to 100 feet is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf **ICTAP Applicants**: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies: * BASIC LIFE SUPPORT * FIRE SUPPRESSION * FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT * HAZARDOUS MATERIAL OPERATIONS * PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable ##### Drug test required Yes * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications, but are not required at the time of application. If you do not upload the suggested documents, then you must document in your resume the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you are selected, these documents will be requested at the time of tentative job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications. You will have 2 business days to submit these documents before a job offer is rescinded. DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume. ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE? You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc...). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09). 2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10278992 3. Supporting documentation Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 08/14/2018. Applications received after 08/14/2018 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately. You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Department of Navy EIC ##### Phone (800) 378-4559 ##### Email DONEIC@navy.mil ##### Address MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO 2004 Barnett Avenue Quantico, VA 22134 US Learn more about this agency ### Next steps When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507411100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/14/2018 *Service:* Competitive *Pay scale & grade:* GS 7 *Salary:* $45,972 to $59,762 per year *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time
          (USA-WI-Milwaukee) OSP Engineer (VZ) - Milwaukee, WI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Company: This is a great opportunity to join our team! Tesinc, LLC ("Tesinc") provides high quality engineering and technical services to support the telecommunications industry. Areas of specialization include complete turn-key project management utilizing the P-6 scheduling tool, engineering design, permitting and drafting services, right-of-way acquisition and site surveys, records and technical documentation services, utility pole inspection and inventory, make-ready outside plant construction inspection. The company also provides emergency services consisting of aerial line crews, installation and repair maintenance technicians and copper and fiber splicing technicians. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Tesinc was founded in 1966, and, for the past five decades, Tesinc has provided telecommunication services throughout the United States. With its commitment to quality and safety along with superior organizational and recruiting resources, Tesinc has the proven experience that customers look for when selecting a strategic business partner. Overview: The OSP Engineer is responsible for design, field notes, pricing and drafting of fiber optic cable facilities. Responsibilities: + Research and evaluate various route options associated with the project. Research shall include aerial and underground options, existing customer conduit and other third party conduit. + Recommend final route based on most economical solution and permitting agency’s recommendation. + Develop base mapping and provide field engineering services required to prepare permit drawings, OSP construction drawings, and final as-built drawings in electronic GIS format + Creation of base maps shall utilize source material such as tax maps, County/DOT roadway plans, building site plans, recorded plat maps, railroad survey maps, and other data. + Research and incorporate permitting requirement from jurisdictional authorities (i.e., state, county, city, railroads, and others) into the OSP design + Research includes existing customer records and records of other third party conduit that may be available through the Telecommunications Act of 1996 or purchase. Qualifications: Candidates must have strong engineering skills: + Outside plant design for business-as-usual (BAU) + Fiber design, sizing, and placement experience + Aerial, and Underground design experience + Extensive Telecommunications Plant Knowledge + Minimum 2 years of experience + Verizon/MCI OSP experience is a plus The OSP Engineer is for the Milwaukee, WI area. Hourly pay ranging from $20 - $30 per hour depending on experience. Benefits: Tesinc, LLC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. A wide range of benefit choices is available for our employees and their families, including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 401(k) retirement savings plans, stock purchase plans and more. + Medical/Prescription Plans - Three medical plan options which include prescription drug benefits. + Dental Plans - Two dental insurance options - a high option plan that covers most dental treatments along with diagnostics and preventive care; and a low option plan that covers the basic diagnostics and preventive care. + Group Vision Plan - A PPO plan where participating doctors provide eye exams and substantial discounts for services and materials. + Flexible Spending Account - Benefit allows pre-tax dollars to be contributed annually to a reimbursement account for you and your family members' qualified healthcare expenses (up to $2,500) and dependent care expenses (up to $5,000). + Retirement Savings Plans - 401(K) - Once eligible, employees have the option to invest 1%-75% of their salary. The company will match a portion of this investment. + Stock Purchase Plan - Allows employees to purchase company stock through payroll deductions. + Short & Long Term Disability - Groups rates for disability insurance benefits which will replace a portion of your income due to illness or injury. + Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Life and AD&D insurance at group rates. + Company Discounts + Legal Services Insurance - Access to legal professionals at favorable rates. + Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays + Tuition Reimbursement up to $7500 per calendar year. All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check and have a valid Driver's License. Only qualified applicants authorized to work in the U.S. will be considered. Hiring now! Apply today! __________________________________________________________________ Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. __________________________________________________________________ When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background. Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment. A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment. Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered. Please note that for certain contractors with whom we do business, based on the nature of their operation, the type of offense and related factors may affect your assignment to that contractor. Factors that will be taken into account include: (1) The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct; (2) the number of offenses for which you were convicted or plea was entered; (3) your age at the time of conviction or plea, or release from prison; (4) any evidence that you performed the same or similar type of work, post conviction/plea, with the same or different employers, with no known incidents of criminal conduct; (5) the length and consistency of employment history before and after the offense or conduct; (6) any rehabilitation efforts, e.g. education/training; (7) any employment or character references and any other information regarding your fitness for the particular position; and/or (8) whether you are bonded under a federal, state, or local bonding program. For applicants residing in and/or applying for a position in a state or locality listed below, please review the specific directions below before submitting your application. CALIFORNIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been dismissed by a court. Also, do not identify marijuana related convictions entered by the court more than 2 years ago that involve: unlawful possession of marijuana; transportation or giving away of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, or the offering to transport or give away up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis; possession of paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana; being in a place with knowledge that marijuana was being used; or being under the influence of marijuana. Also, do not identify any arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction or any record of a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program. (SAN FRANCISCO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW. When answering such questions, please do not disclose any misdemeanor and felony convictions that occurred more than seven years prior to the inquiry or : (a) arrests other than those which charges are still pending, (b) completion of any diversion program, (c) sealed or juvenile offenses, or (d) infractions that are not felonies or misdemeanors.) California: LOS ANGELES APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. CONNECTICUT APPLICANTS: Do not identify any arrest, criminal charge or conviction the records of which have been erased by a court based on sections 46b-146, 54-76o or 54-142a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Criminal records subject to erasure under these sections are records concerning a finding of delinquency or the fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that was dismissed or not prosecuted, a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon. Any person whose criminal records have been judicially erased under one or more of these sections is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath. GEORGIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere that was discharged by the court under Georgia's First Offender Act. HAWAII APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Please limit your responses to any convictions within the past 10 years, excluding any period of time when you were incarcerated. IOWA APPLICANTS: Convictions will not automatically be a bar to employment, but the job, and the time, nature and seriousness of the crime will be considered. MARYLAND APPLICANTS: UNDER MARYLAND LAW, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT REQUIRE OR DEMAND, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL SUBMIT TO OR TAKE A LIE DETECTOR OR SIMILAR TEST. AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS LAW IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $100. MASSACHUSETTS APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. You do not have to identify any record relating to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions for which the record has been sealed and is on file with the Commissioner of Probation. You also do not have to identify prior arrests, court appearances and adjudications in cases of delinquency or as a child in need of services which did not result in a complaint transferred to the superior court for criminal prosecution. You also do not have to identify (1) an arrest, detention or disposition regarding any violation of law in which no conviction resulted; (2) first-time misdemeanor convictions for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray or disturbance of the peace; and (3) convictions for other misdemeanors where the date of conviction or the end of any period of incarceration was more than 5 years ago, unless there have been subsequent convictions within those 5 years. It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. MICHIGAN APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor arrests, detentions or dispositions that did not result in conviction. MINNESOTA APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." 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          US: Staving children found in New Mexico taught to attack US Schools      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Amalia) On Friday armed police stormed a compound near the Colorado/New Mexico  border, on Friday to search for three-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who went missing last year from his home in Georgia by his father, 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj. Instead of finding the ill child they found
five adults and 11 other children who "looked like third-world country refugees," living in squalor with little food and no clean water.


Whilst the FBI had the compound under aerial surveillance.  Law enforcement only acted after they were alerted by a police detective that he had received a message from one of the "females asking for help, stating the family was starving and needed money and food." The raid failed to find the child, but after speaking to one of the children, they found he had died and been buried, and his remains were found on Monday. But the story gets darker, apparently the father of the child and the leader of this cult was teaching the children to attack schools in the US. Gee get that, brainwashing children to murder others simply because they subscribed to a different faith. Meanwhile pressure groups such as CAIR keep on screaming about 'Islamophobia'

          Air Safety Investigator - Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems - Hunt Valley, MD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An Air Safety Investigator is responsible for performing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) incident and accident investigations involving the Aerosonde product line....
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          ‘The British Heat Wave and Aerial Archeology’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The UK is experiencing its driest summer in fifty-seven years. It’s not been great …
          Photos: Flying high with Montreal’s Cirque Éloize       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
corde lisse Cirque Éloize Shawinigan

A cast member practices the aerial discipline known as corde lisse near Cirque Éloize’s amphitheatre in Shawinigan, Que.

In Acadian French, éloize refers to flashes of heat lightning on the horizon.


          Logo and logotype for Dronian.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My name is Demian and I love Drones. So I came up with this name for my drone operation business. I will sell several services. Aerial Filmmaking, Drone training and maintenance and consultancy. I want to also to have more operatons working with me and build a small Dronian community. I need a Logo that could represent all this. I expect a Logo and logotype in color and monochrome versions. and a pallete of colors to use on my website. You can check the website www.dronian.com.br that has a template uploaded. The logo should fit nicely there. I like blue and primary colors. (Prize: 400)
          Pictures of a Run-down Bristol in the 1970s      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stephen Dowle, who took these fascinating photographs, writes in his book Bristol A Portrait 1970-1982 that at one time it was a ‘common experience to turn a corner offend discover that part of one’s accustomed surroundings had become a wasteland of mud and trenches. Familiar streetscapes vanished overnight, leaving a disorientating aerial void.” In the … Continue reading "Pictures of a Run-down Bristol in the 1970s"

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          California wildfires: Eight images that reveal scale of devastation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aerial photos of damage caused by the Carr wildfire near Redding, California.
          Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers an incredible view into the historical immensity of this particular site, which is, according to Rusty “becoming one of the largest archaeology sites in the world”. via reddit Incredible Aerial Footage Shot...

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          Israel Defence Forces: "Since last night: 🔺Approx. 180 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel. 🔺The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted over 30 launches. The majority of projectiles landed in open areas. 🔺In response, the IDF targeted over 150 terror targets in the Gaza Strip"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


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          Logo and logotype for Dronian.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My name is Demian and I love Drones. So I came up with this name for my drone operation business. I will sell several services. Aerial Filmmaking, Drone training and maintenance and consultancy. I want to also to have more operatons working with me and build a small Dronian community. I need a Logo that could represent all this. I expect a Logo and logotype in color and monochrome versions. and a pallete of colors to use on my website. You can check the website www.dronian.com.br that has a template uploaded. The logo should fit nicely there. I like blue and primary colors. (Prize: 400)
          Uni-built Juno becomes world’s first graphene skinned plane      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Aerospace engineers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) have helped create the world’s first graphene skinned plane, Juno.  The three-and-a-half-metre wide aircraft was unveiled during this year’s Farnborough International Airshow. Featuring graphene batteries and 3D printed parts, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was developed in […]

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These stunning aerial photographs show how different the City of London’s landscape has become in just 12 years - with only the Gerkin and NatWest Tower standing out in 2006.
          08/09 Links Pt1: Over 150 rockets launched into Israel, woman seriously injured; PA has paid $294,332 to the Sbarro bombers; Leading US Jewish Groups: Kushner’s Push to Reform UNRWA ‘Long Overdue’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From Ian:

IDF Blog: Israel Under Attack
Hamas began shooting projectiles at Israeli civilians starting at 7:37PM on Wednesday evening and launched them consistently until early Thursday morning.

In response, IDF fighter jets struck 12 terror targets in Gaza, including a factory used to manufacture parts for terror tunnels and concrete, a maritime terror tunnel shaft along the coast, and several terror sites in military compounds, among them rocket manufacturing facilities and a central logistical military complex.

The factory used to manufacture parts for terror tunnels was intended to be used as a hotel, but was overtaken by the Hamas terror organization in 2012. The factory manufactures parts for terror tunnels under the guise of civilian infrastructure.

In 2012, during Operation Pillar of Defense, senior Hamas members used the building as shelter, believing the IDF would not target a civilian hotel construction site. In this building, Hamas terrorists continued to plan fighting and command rocket launching units. Months later, in 2013, Hamas took over the site entirely, blocked the entrance, and began establishing a concrete factory under the guise of a civilian construction site. The factory manufactured concrete parts designed exclusively for terror tunnels, including reinforcements, flooring, and concrete arches, which have no civilian use.

Over 150 rockets launched into Israel, woman seriously injured
A woman was seriously injured in Israel early Thursday morning when a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip hit a home in the Eshkol regional council near the Palestinian enclave.

The woman was a 30-year-old foreign worker from Thailand. She suffered injuries to her abdomen and limbs. Another person was lightly injured, and several were treated for shock.

Thursday morning’s injuries brought the total of wounded on the Israeli side to five in the current cycle of violence.

Rocket barrages by the Hamas terror group continued throughout the night. The military said over 150 rockets and mortar shells were launched at Israeli communities since Wednesday evening.

Most of the rockets hit open areas. The Iron Dome defense system — which targets only missiles projected to strike communities — destroyed 25 of the rockets.
PA has paid $294,332 to the Sbarro bombers
17 years ago today a suicide bomber entered the Sbarro pizza shop in downtown Jerusalem, detonated his suicide vest and murdered 15 people. The murdered in the August 9, 2001 bombing included 7 children as well as a couple and three of their children, an American citizen and a Brazilian citizen. (See their names and pictures below.) 130 people were injured.

The suicide bomber was Izz al-Din Al-Masri. His family has received $50,124 as a reward for his suicide bombing.

The terrorist who planned the attack and brought the bomber to Sbarro was Ahlam Tamimi. Tamimi was arrested in September 2001 and received 16 life sentences. In 2011, Tamimi was released as part of the deal to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from his Hamas captors. For her time in prison she has been rewarded by the PA with salary payments of at least $52,681.

The suicide belt was built by Hamas bomb- builder Abdallah Barghouti. Barghouti was arrested in May 2003, and received 67 life sentences - 15 of them for building the bomb used to murder the people in Sbarro. He has received salary payments from the PA of at least $191,526.

By September 2018, the PA will have cumulatively rewarded Barghouti, Tamimi, and the family of Al-Masri with at least $294,332.




Seth J. Frantzman: To the brink of war: How Hamas and Israel got here
The larger regional picture is that Egypt has been trying hard to restrain Hamas and also find a path to a ceasefire. But Egypt is not alone. The Palestinian Authority has sought to isolate Gaza by reducing remittances and payments there. That led to rare protests in June by Palestinians in Ramallah against the PA. Hamas therefore is not only trying to deal with a ceasefire with Israel but also trying to sort out a reconciliation agreement with the PA. That’s why the assassination attempt on Hamdallah in March is important and sets the scene for the conflict that began in late March.

Hamas says it wants Israel to end the 10-year blockade of Gaza and to ease up restrictions on goods flowing to the strip. But the US administration under Donald Trump is having none of the Hamas stories about who is responsible for the Strip’s problems. Jason Greenblatt said in May that Hamas had taken the area back to the Stone Age. He made similar statements in opeds and discussions in March and June. Then, in July, Jared Kushner, Greenblatt and US Ambassador David Friedman authored a piece at The Washington Post again pressuring Hamas. Hamas sees the US officials as “spokesmen for the Israeli occupation,” as it called them in July. But it’s clear that the US sees sorting out Gaza as a key to its proposed “deal of the century.”

A last piece of the puzzle is Qatar, which has also sought a role in dealing with Gaza. A major investor in reconstruction and also a previous backer of Hamas, it wants to be relevant. Towards that end, it has sought to play up the chances for discussions with Israel and positioned itself as playing a positive role.

This is part of a larger struggle between Qatar and Egypt and Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In this sense Gaza is a sort of “prize” between Washington, Qatar, Egypt, Israel, the UN and the PA. Hamas’s desire to terrorize Israel and seem relevant, and the fact that Iran is also funding Hamas and wants it to be a thorn in Israel’s side, is thus just a part of a much larger struggle going on in which each side wants something else out of Israel and Hamas and Gaza.

Adding up all those agendas, including the rising crescendo of war that has built since March, led to August 8.
After Beersheba hit by rocket, IDF conducts new strikes in northern Gaza
The Israeli Air Force launched a renewed offensive against targets in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian media reported on Thursday evening, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave struck just outside the southern city of Beersheba.

Minutes after the Israeli strike began, incoming rocket sirens blared in the Eshkol region of southern Israel.

There were no immediate reports of Israeli injuries or damage.

The Israeli military would not immediately confirm the renewed bombing raids in Gaza, apparently in accordance with army protocol to wait until the planes involved have all returned to base.

According to the Hamas-affiliated Shehab news outlet, the target of the strike was a building west of Gaza City. Palestinian media reported that nearly the entire structure was destroyed as the Israeli aircraft fired multiple missiles at it.
Liberman: ‘We will do whatever is necessary’ to stop Gaza rocket barrages
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman spoke with the leaders of rocket-battered southern communities Thursday and told them the military would do whatever it takes to end missile attacks from the Gaza Strip, after a series of barrages injured seven people.

The Israeli military said over 180 rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip since Wednesday night. Residents said it was the worst night of attacks since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

The rocket attacks and reprisal airstrikes by Israel continued throughout Thursday morning.

Liberman talked with Alon Davidi, mayor of Sderot, and the leaders of other regional councils bordering on Gaza, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The minister praised the mayors and the residents of their communities for their “stamina and the backing they are giving the IDF and the security forces,” saying “we will do whatever is necessary” to restore calm to the south.

Meanwhile, opposition leader Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union faction criticized the government for “losing control” of the situation after months of violent border clashes and exchanges of fire between the IDF and Hamas-led terror groups in Gaza that have escalated into several rounds of Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets.
Israeli official: Hamas dealt a ‘severe blow’ in Gaza airstrikes
Israel has dealt the Hamas terrorist group a “severe blow” with its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, a diplomatic official said Thursday, shortly after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave reached the furthest into Israeli territory since the 2014 war.

“Hamas has suffered a severe blow,” the official said. “Israel will continue to act with force.”

The remarks came shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman finished meeting with top Israel Defense Forces brass at military headquarters in Tel Aviv. The security cabinet convened there at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the situation in the south.

“The prime minister and defense minister ordered the IDF to prepare for every possibility,” the official said.

Though the frequency of rocket attacks declined by Thursday afternoon, a projectile launched from Gaza landed north of the southern city of Beersheba, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Strip.

This was the first attack directed against Beersheba since the 2014 war, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge.








These Israelis have 15 seconds to take cover from Hamas rockets


Hamas rocket hits Israeli city of Sderot


This is a Palestinian war crime


UN envoy concerned by rocket attacks
Nickolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Middle East, on Wednesday expressed concern over the latest escalation in Gaza.

“I am deeply alarmed by the recent escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel, and particularly by today’s multiple rockets fired towards communities in southern Israel,” he said in a statement.

“For months I have been warning that the humanitarian, security and political crisis in Gaza risks a devastating conflict that nobody wants. The UN has engaged with Egypt and all concerned parties in an unprecedented effort to avoid such a development,” continued Mladenov.

While “collective efforts have prevented the situation from exploding until now,” he said, “if the current escalation however is not contained immediately, the situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences for all people.”
Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence
Hamas's strategy is to remain in power forever; to achieve that goal, it is prepared to do anything. Hamas has always acted out of its own narrow interests while holding the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hostage to its extremist ideology and repressive regime.

"Those who claim to be confronting Israel are nothing but corrupt, extortionist bribe-takers. Today, every politician in the Gaza Strip is well aware of the fact that the corruption at the border crossings has become the norm of the official establishment, and not actions by individuals or a certain apparatus." — Hassan Asfour, former Palestinian Authority minister, human rights activist and political columnist.

Here one always needs to ask: where is the role of the international media in exposing Hamas's corruption and exploitation of its own people? Why is it that the mainstream media in the West does not want to pay any attention to what Asfour and other Palestinians are saying? The answer is always simple: As far as foreign journalists are concerned, if Israel is not the one asking for bribes or blackmailing the Palestinians, there is no story there.
Gaza official: ‘Current round of fighting is over, calm depends on Israel’
A Palestinian official in the Gaza Strip declared that the latest round of violence had ended early Thursday afternoon and that armed groups in the enclave would maintain the calm if Israel did the same.

The announcement, made to a number of news outlets in Gaza, was quickly followed by a fresh attack on southern Israel from the Strip, which triggered sirens in the area but appeared to have hit in an open field, causing neither injury nor damage.

“The current round in Gaza has ended. The resistance responded to the enemy’s crimes in Gaza. The continuation of calm in Gaza depends on (Israel’s) behavior,” said the official from a joint command center for a number of Palestinian terrorist groups, notably the Gaza-ruling Hamas.

A source in the Hamas terrorist group confirmed the cessation to AFP.

On Tuesday, Hamas vowed to avenge the deaths of two of its members killed by IDF tank fire after the army mistakenly thought a Hamas military exercise had been a cross-border attack. On Wednesday afternoon, the military warned that it was anticipating a revenge attack by Hamas.


Honest Reporting: HR Visits the Gaza Border
Since last night, terror groups fired nearly 200 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israeli communities. The IDF responded against Hamas military infrastructure.

Just the day before, we brought a group of 30 HonestReporting supporters to Israeli communities near the Gaza border, to see the situation in person. We were followed by a crew from i24 News and a segment will be coming out shortly on that channel.

The residents we visited in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Kibbutz Alumim and Asaf Siboni live under real threat. Yet they also live in a beautiful natural area, with homes and communities to which they are genuinely dedicated. And you may be surprised at the empathy and complexity with which they view their neighbours in Gaza.

It’s hard to appreciate the depth of this reality until you meet the people and see their lives, in person. So that’s exactly what we did.
Foreign Ministry slams BBC 'misleading' reporting on Gaza rockets
The Foreign Ministry formally complained to the BBC about its reporting on the violence in the South on Thursday.

A BBC headline stated “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel,” quoting the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. The article’s subheadline said “Militants... fired dozens of rockets,” when the count had gone up to over 150. Its tweet leading to the article reads: “Israeli air strikes ‘kill woman and toddler.’”

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon responded on Twitter: “Your title is deliberately misleading!!! Israel reacted following the launching of over 100 rockets at Southern Israel, targeting and injuring civilians. Change it immediately!!!”

An hour later, with the article unchanged, Nahshon tweeted that he is filing a formal complaint.

“This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality (that’s the polite equivalent of ‘this is a LIE’, if you don’t get it),” Nahshon wrote. “Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them. Change it IMMEDIATELY!!!”
Israel demanded - and BBC changed its headline
In a headline, BBC claimed that "Israeli air strikes 'kill pregnant woman and baby.'"

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted, "@BBCWorld this is a formal complaint by @IsraelMFA ."

"This title is a deliberate misrepresentation of reality ( that’s the polite equivalent of ' this is a LIE', if you don’t get it). Israelis were targeted by Hamas and IDF acts to protect them.Change it IMMEDIATELY!!! @IsraelMFA."

At the same time, a formal complaint was sent to BBC, demanding they change the misleading title.

After some time, BBC changed its title to "Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel."

Honest Reporting: A Night of Rockets and Headline Fails
Residents of southern Israel spent the night in bomb shelters as Palestinians fired a heavy barrage of rockets and mortars (nearly 200, according to the most recent numbers I saw). The IDF retaliated with air strikes on more than 100 Hamas terror sites.

As we expected, we came across a few headline fails. Headlines matter because many people don’t read articles, just skimming their newspaper, web site or social media feed. Headlines also matter because studies show that they frame the way people read and remember a story. So if a headline omits key information or context, it ultimately misinforms readers. (For a fuller treatment on this, see Why Headlines Matter).

A lot of social media outrage was directed at BBC News and Israeli officials said they will lodge a formal complaint. This headline was subsequently changed.

The Sydney Morning Herald and its sister paper, The Age, republished a New York Times dispatch. The Times’ original headline was perfectly reasonable but headline writers for Fairfax Media, the parent company of both Australian papers, clearly missed the plot.

New York Times Shills for “Largely Peaceful” Gazan Rioters and Arsonists
A shill is the surreptitious partner of a huckster salesman, revving up an audience to believe a sales pitch and buy a product.

Looking back at months of rioting and arson along the Gaza border with Israel, and the distorted rendition of reality by the New York Times of those events it’s undeniable the publication has promoted Hamas propaganda, relaying to its millions of readers what the terrorist group wanted them to believe and omitting what Hamas preferred concealed. The product sold? Israel as aggressor, Palestinians as victims.

As of this writing, there’s been, for instance, no human interest story devoted to what Israelis are suffering as they witness thousands of acres of farms and nature preserves, and extensive wildlife, destroyed in nearly continuous fires set by flaming kites and airborne fire bombs from Gaza.

When Times Bureau Chief David Halbfinger covered the arson story on July 10, he termed the Hamas campaign “ingenious” and the impact for Israel “exasperating.” (In fact, for Israelis the impact of the destruction can be frightening and devastating.) But the focus was overwhelmingly on criticism of Israel’s countermeasures against Gaza.

As throughout the coverage, the tilt was the same; Hamas violence was discounted and Israel’s defensive action to stop the aggression was heavily faulted.
David Singer: Trump and Israel Dabble in Hamas and PLO Quicksand
Hamas is not going to suddenly disappear or allow free and fair elections in Gaza to determine who shall govern Gaza’s population. Any reconciliation by Hamas with the PLO seems most unlikely to occur.

Israel appears to be going along with this Gaza trial balloon being floated by Trump.

Realistically however – ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas will be fatuous unless the following provision in the 1988 Hamas Covenant is shredded:

“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. … "

Trump needs to persuade previously-supportive but now wavering Arab states to back his peace plan being released without delay.

For Trump to contemplate being dragged into the Hamas and PLO quicksand that has claimed so many sincerely-intentioned do-gooders preceding him is incomprehensible.
Hamas-Israel Truce Deal Hinges on Palestinians Accepting Conditions They Reject
Former Israeli defense officials have expressed skepticism that a long-term truce between Hamas and Israel is feasible.

Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay, former deputy head of Israel's National Security Council, noted that a long-term arrangement for Gaza would be possible only if two components are put into place. The first is a reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, and the second "is a period of calm between Hamas and the State of Israel."

"In order to obtain a long-term period of calm, there needs to be major investment in the Gazan economy and infrastructure. That means bringing the Palestinian Authority (PA) to Gaza. Because this is a condition, it is very problematic....There have been countless attempts, led by Egypt, to reach Palestinian national reconciliation." None of them have succeeded. "Abbas is dragging his feet because he has no interest in promoting this procedure, which would give Hamas gains, but not the PA."

Dr. Col. (res.) Moshe Elad, one of the designers of the security coordination between the IDF and the PA, said any attempt to reach a full agreement was very likely to end in failure. Israel will want "full quiet" as part of a large package deal. But "Hamas has never agreed to full quiet. I don't remember it ever agreeing to this."

At best, if Hamas finds its back to the wall, it might agree to freeze the activities of its military wing, said Elad. "But they will never disband the military wing" as the PA has demanded. Doing so would symbolize "cancelling the resistance" from Hamas' perspective, which would be unthinkable for them.
Leading US Jewish Groups: Kushner’s Push to Reform UNRWA ‘Long Overdue’
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner’s push to reform the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) is a welcome development, a number of officials with leading American Jewish groups told The Algemeiner this week.

Kushner’s efforts were first reported in Foreign Policy magazine, which said that in a series of internal emails, the adviser stated, “It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA. … This [agency] perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace.”

Furthermore, Kushner reportedly asked Jordan during a June visit to the Hashemite kingdom to remove two million of its Palestinian citizens from the refugee rolls, effectively making UNRWA’s activities in the country irrelevant.

UNRWA was originally set up to serve refugees displaced in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. At first designed to be a temporary body, it is now seven decades old and is embedded deeply in Palestinian society, serving, for example, as the single largest employer in the Gaza Strip. Critics accuse it of perpetuating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by counting descendants of the 1948 refugees as refugees themselves, as well as engaging in anti-Israel activities and cooperating with terrorist organizations.
PA leader Abbas talks US peace plan with Jordan's Abdullah
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman on Wednesday to discuss the regional situation ahead of the expected unveiling of the U.S. administration's Middle East peace plan.

After their meeting, Abbas said both leaders agreed to reject the plan, which U.S. President Donald Trump has described as the "deal of the century."

Abbas declared that he would not cooperate with Trump's peace mediation efforts after the U.S. last December officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and then moved its embassy to the city. The Palestinians envision parts of Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state.

Abbas has argued that these moves prove Trump's pro-Israel bias and preclude him from being an objective mediator in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

A White House official told reporters last month that Trump's envoys were working on the most detailed set of proposals to date for the long-awaited peace proposal, which would include what the administration is calling a robust economic plan, though so far there is no release date.

The Palestinian president is expected to visit Qatar in the next few days.
JPost Editorial: Moscow on the Golan
Russia has deployed Military Police to eight observation points on the Golan. For the first time, Israeli and Russian forces are directly across from each other at a border. This has the makings of a new strategic alignment in Syria, potentially reducing Iran’s presence and bringing stability, or the opposite – increasing tensions with Moscow and its rising power in the region.

Over the last five years as Russia deepened its involvement in support of its ally in Damascus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has navigated a complex conflict through high-level bilateral discussions in Moscow. This involves a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin that is based on many visits and discussions – and respect between the two countries and their interests.

Although Israel and Russia do not always see eye to eye on Syria, and although Russia has tensions with Jerusalem’s closest ally in Washington, a beneficial relationship has nevertheless been created.

During the conflict, this was built on de-confliction and understandings about southern Syria. Potential conflict was reduced and Moscow emphasized that it understood Israel’s concerns about Iran. But Iran is an ally of Bashar Assad and therefore a partner of Moscow in the Syrian war. It is also part of the Astana talks that have sought to advance some kind of an agreement in Syria between Russia, Turkey and Iran.
Despite past criticism, Israel mum on new UN human rights chief
Jerusalem on Thursday remained silent on the appointment of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, despite her past statements critical of Israel.

Responding to news of Bachelet’s nomination, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon merely took a parting shot at the UN’s outgoing human rights chief, Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein of Jordan, but did not comment on his appointed successor.

“We welcome the news that the current commissioner of the Human Rights Council’s tenure is at an end,” Danon said.

Zeid “never missed a chance to invent falsehoods and lies when it comes to Israel,” the Israeli envoy went on. “From many of his statements, you would be forgiven for thinking he considered Hamas a welfare, not a terrorist, organization. During his tenure, the [UN Human Rights Council] became a theater of the absurd, with hypocrisy and double standards rampant among its proceedings and reports.”

Danon’s spokesperson did not reply to a Times of Israel query about Bachelet’s appointment.
New Colombia Government to Review Decision to Recognize Palestinian State
Colombia’s new government said it would review former President Juan Manuel Santos’ recognition of Palestine after the previously unreleased decision was made public on Wednesday.

President Ivan Duque took office on Tuesday and was informed a few days ago of Santos’ decision, which was detailed in an Aug. 3 letter to the Palestinian representative in Colombia, the Foreign Ministry said.

“Given possible omissions that could come to light about the way in which this decision was taken by the outgoing president, the government will cautiously examine its implications and will act according to international law,” new Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a statement.

Santos decided to recognize Palestine as a “free, independent and sovereign state,” according to the letter, which was circulated to reporters by the Foreign Ministry.

“Just as the Palestinian people have a right to constitute an independent state, Israel has a right to live in peace alongside its neighbors,” the letter said.

The Israeli Embassy in Bogota said it was surprised and disappointed.
Houthi Missile Launched Into Saudi Arabia Kills One
Fragments from a missile launched into Saudi Arabia from Yemen by Houthi forces killed one civilian and wounded 11, Saudi state media said on Thursday.

The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that controls much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, said it fired a missile at the Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia, according to the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV.

The kingdom’s air defense forces intercepted the missile, Saudi state news channel al-Ekhbariya said late on Wednesday. State news agency SPA later said one Yemeni resident in Jizan was killed.

“The interception resulted in projection of fragments throughout some residential areas, which caused the martyrdom of a Yemeni resident, and injuries among 11 civilians,” the Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen’s civil war said in a statement reported by SPA on Thursday.

The Houthis have fired dozens of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict widely seen as a proxy battle between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Most have been intercepted by the Saudi military.
Human Rights Voices - Saudi Arabia Crucifies Man Just After Country Criticized Canada's Human Rights Record
Saudi Arabia has executed and crucified a man in the holy city of Mecca amid an escalating human rights fracas between Riyadh and Canada.

Bloomberg reported that Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen, who was from Myanmar, was accused of breaking into a woman's home, firing a weapon and then stabbing her to death.

Citing the official Saudi Press Agency, Bloomberg said the ruling was endorsed by the king and sanctioned by the country's Supreme Court.

Crucifixions entail beheading and hanging a body in public after an execution but are relatively rare in the kingdom, although it does liberally enact the death penalty. The kingdom executed more than 2,000 people between 1985 and 2016, according to Amnesty International.

The execution and crucifixion came as a diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada grew more bitter after Ottawa criticized the arrests of Saudi activists.

The kingdom took exception to criticism by the Canadian Foreign Ministry over the July arrests of women's rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah, among others.



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On March 31, 2015, the legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. At the time, it was unclear what had caused her to pass out, but Mitchell, who was 71 at the time of her hospitalization, had long identified herself as sufferer of the strange and controversial condition called Morgellons Disease. 

Mitchell told “The Los Angeles Times” in a 2010 interview that Morgellons Disease “seems like it’s from outer space.” In her 2014 autobiography, entitled “Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words,” she writes, “I couldn’t wear clothing. I couldn’t leave my house for several years. Sometimes it got so I’d have to crawl across the floor. My legs would cramp up, just like a polio spasm. It hit all of the places where I had polio.” 

WHAT IS JONI MITCHELL’S BIZARRE MALADY?

Folksinger Joni Mitchell has endured the symptoms of Morgellons for years.

The condition has been labeled Mitchell’s “Secret Torment” by one British newspaper, although she never made any effort to keep her condition hidden. Quite the opposite, in fact. But talking publicly about Morgellons is not an easy task, especially when the medical establishment refuses for the most part to believe the problem is even a physical “disease” at all. 

Researcher, writer and radio host Tim R. Swartz has studied Morgellons closely for several years and has recently written a book on the subject called “The Final Nail In Your Coffin: A Pox To All Mankind.” (This latest offering from Inner Light/Global Communications is actually another of the company’s generous “two-books-in-one” packages and includes a book on the rumored substance “red mercury,” which is said to put nuclear capabilities in the hands of any terrorist with enough money to buy it.)

Some believe there is a connection between Morgellons and alien abductions. 

The fibers that are a symptom of the disease may be similar to an alien implant. According to Swartz, “Those with Morgellons Disease describe feelings of insects scurrying below their skin and have mysterious sores that ooze out blue and white fibers, some as thick as spaghetti strands. Attempts to remove the fibers are said to produce shooting pains radiating from the site.” Sufferers also report fatigue and problems with short-term memory and concentration. 

A MOTHER’S CRUSADE

Morgellons takes its name from the efforts of Mary Leitao, who in 2001 was a 43-year-old stay-at-home Mom and former lab technician in South Carolina. Her two-year-old son had begun to develop lesions on the inside of his lip that he said were caused by “bugs.” When Leitao’s son also developed sores and fibers of various colors growing out of his skin, she took him to several doctors, none of whom could find anything biologically wrong with him. 

It was Leitao who coined her son’s ailment as “Morgellons,” after a condition described in 1674 by the British author Thomas Browne. Browne said the disorder caused children to “break out with harsh hairs on their backs.” But even the Morgellons Research Foundation says it is doubtful that the 17th century disease is related in any way to modern day Morgellons, Swartz writes. 

After being turned away from a series of doctors, Leitao began a public campaign to raise public awareness of Morgellons, after which thousands of fellow sufferers made themselves known. But the medical community held fast to its diagnosis of “delusional parasitosis,” meaning the patient was mistaken in complaining about an infestation by insects under his or her skin but that this false belief could not be corrected by reasoning, persuasion or logical argument. 

Meanwhile, all laboratory tests and pathogenic exams returned negative and offered no clinical confirmation of the patients’ complaints. Thus, physicians treat the condition as a mental illness and typically prescribe only antidepressants or other psychiatric medications. 

In 2012, The Centers For Disease Control made public the their study of Morgellons, saying that “no common underlying medical condition or infectious source was identified,” and that the fibers were more likely picked up from clothing that got trapped in the sufferers’ sores. Like a Mayo Clinic study done in 2011, the CDC report reaffirmed the “delusional parasitosis” diagnosis. 

Shortly after the CDC’s findings were published, Leitao dropped out of sight completely and hasn’t been heard from since. Not even the crusading mother’s contacts in the Morgellons community know where she has gone or have any idea how to contact her.

COULD MORGELLONS BE FROM MARS?

To give the medical community – somewhat begrudgingly – their due, maybe Morgellons is so hard to diagnose and analyze because it’s not an Earth-generated disease at all. Swartz puts forth his own provocative theory thusly:

“What makes Morgellons so unique are the weird fibers that grow out of the victim’s skin. No other disease on Earth has this bizarre symptom. So could this mean that Morgellons originated somewhere other than Earth?”

Swartz points to a researcher named Mike Moore who discovered a meteor on a ranch in Texas in the early 1970s. Moore concluded that the unusual rock had formed under extremely dry conditions, was volcanic in origin, and most likely resulted when a large asteroid struck the surface of Mars. Upon first finding the meteorite, Moore concluded that – since it had just come through our atmosphere – it had most likely been “sterilized” by the high heat that melted its outer surface. Ten or fifteen years after first finding the space rock, Moore discovered that “fuzz” or “filaments” were coming out of the crevice that runs through one side of the meteorite. 

Moore was left to wonder how a rock from Mars could be growing something that seemed to be alive. It was not until NASA announced in 1996 that they had found the possible remnants of life in a Martian meteorite that Moore began to consider that he was seeing some kind of Martian life growing on his own meteorite. When Moore put a sample from the space rock under a microscope, he found a piece of something that had obviously been some kind of plant or at least some kind of living thing. A later analysis of a section of Moore’s meteor conducted by a lab worker at the Roswell UFO Museum in New Mexico confirmed the presence of a fiber-like creature that moved on the slide as if trying to avoid being stuck there for examination. 

THE REAL LIFE “ANDROMEDA STRAIN”?

Rocks blown off of Mars have been falling to Earth throughout history, potentially bringing with them the minute lifeforms that we now call Morgellons. The concept of a disease from outer space infecting unsuspecting Earthlings is not a new one, however.

The first novel by the late Michael Crichton, 1969’s “The Andromeda Strain,” is a techno-thriller documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating the outbreak of a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism in Arizona. The story begins when a military satellite returns to Earth. Aerial surveillance reveals that everyone in Piedmont, Arizona, the town closest to where the satellite landed, is apparently dead. The base commander suspects the satellite returned with an extraterrestrial organism and recommends activating Wildfire, a protocol for a government-sponsored team that counters extraterrestrial biological infestation. 

After leading the reader through a suspenseful ordeal, the book concludes with the team of scientists heroically saving the day. The Andromeda Strain itself eventually mutates to a benign form and the whole effort is effectively covered up and given no media attention at all.

Crichton received many letters from readers asking if the story told in his bestselling book was somehow true. The novel was published just weeks before the first lunar landing and there was a general concern about whether the astronauts could bring back germs from the moon. The “germs from outer space” theme was treated lightly in some quarters, but, in the years after the novel’s release, any newly-discovered biological agent tended to be referred to as an “Andromeda Strain.” The term became synonymous with any potential pandemic: Marbug, Ebola, Bird Flu, and so on.

At this point, we can potentially add Morgellons Disease to that frightening list. 

THERE’S A LAW AGAINST THAT, YOU KNOW

Unsurprisingly, 1969 was also the year that Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations went on the books making it illegal for U.S. citizens to have contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles. Anyone found to have such contact can be jailed for one year and fined $5,000. The NASA administrator is empowered to determine with or without a hearing that a person or object has been “extraterrestrially exposed” and impose an indeterminate quarantine under armed guard, which could not be broken even by court order. There is no limit placed on the number of individuals who could thus be arbitrarily quarantined. The definition of “extraterrestrial exposure” is left entirely up to the NASA administrator. 

The legislation was buried in a batch of regulations very few members of government probably bothered to read in its entirety and was slipped onto the books without public debate. In effect, the government of the U.S. has created a whole new criminal class: UFO contactees. 

But NASA said the law is really directed at extraterrestrial viruses that could wipe out humankind completely. It may be a kind of whistling in the dark given that simply quarantining a few contactees does not automatically mean some kind of outer space contagion would have no other means of spreading. But it is nevertheless an interesting official acknowledgment that such things are taken seriously at some level of government and that the potential for diseases like Morgellons to have originated in some other world is at least considered a possibility as well.

WHO’S THAT YONDER DRESSED IN BLACK?

But an infestation from another world need not have happened only in the space age.

In a book called “The Gods of Eden,” first published in 1989, author William Bramley recounts the following chilling anecdote: 

“In Brandenburg, Germany, there appeared fifteen men with ‘fearful faces and long scythes, with which they cut the oats, so that the swish could be heard from a great distance, but the oats remained standing.’ The visit of these men was followed immediately by a severe outbreak of plague in Brandenburg. Were the ‘scythes’ long instruments designed to spray poison or germ-laden gasses?

“Strange men in black, demons and other terrifying figures were observed in other European communities carrying ‘brooms’ or ‘scythes’ or ‘swords’ that were used to sweep or knock at people’s doors. The inhabitants of these houses fell ill with plague afterwards. It is from these reports that people created the popular image of death as a skeleton, a demon, a man in a black robe carrying a scythe.” 

Notes writer Pat Bertram, in his online comments on Bramley’s account of the origins of the Grim Reaper as a familiar cultural symbol, “The Black Death began in Asia and spread to Europe between 1347 and 1350 where it killed over 25 million people, one-third of the population.” While the current thinking is that the plague was spread by rats in overcrowded cities, Bertram writes, not all outbreaks were preceded by rat infestation and the plague often struck isolated communities that had had no contact with infected areas. 

Many people in stricken areas reported the disease was caused by “evil-smelling mists” that were frequently accompanied by bright lights and unusual activity in the skies. Sometimes the disease-bearing mist was seen to be coming from rocket-like airships. An epidemic in ancient times was also linked to similar mists, for which Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed large public bonfires that he believed would get rid of the bad air. 

AN INVADING SPACE FLOWER?

In the 1978 version of “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” one of those rare remakes that is as well thought of by critics as the original version, some of the characters engage in a brief exchange about where the invading “pod army” originates.  

Elisabeth Driscoll, the movie’s primary heroine, says, “I have seen these flowers all over. They are growing like parasites on other plants. All of a sudden. Where are they coming from?”

To which her friend, Nancy Bellicec, replies, “Outer space?”

Nancy’s husband, Jack Bellicec, interjects: “What are you talking about? A space flower?”

Nancy answers him, “Well, why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?”

Jack then says, “I NEVER expected metal ships.”  

Which is a suggestion we should heed, even those of us in the UFO community. Perhaps Morgellons Disease is just the visible portion of an alien invasion being conducted with “space flowers” that carry with them a disease that our medical community either cannot or will not acknowledge as genuine. Maybe Morgellons is the point of entry for an alien force that eschews metal ships in favor of an insidious disease that has inspired a conspiracy of silence among doctors similar to the cover-up of UFOs themselves in other parts of officialdom. 

If you experience the terrifying symptoms of Morgellons – the sensation of bugs crawling beneath your skin, painful wounds that open up for no apparent reason and start to expel strange, cotton-like fibers – don’t expect your family physician to help you. Not even the rich and famous, like Joni Mitchell, have been spared the stigma and frustration that comes with complaining of Morgellons symptoms. 

But you can at least arm yourself with the well-researched book on the subject by the aforementioned Tim R. Swartz. Reading “The Final Nail In Your Coffin: A Pox To All Of Mankind” will keep you abreast of the latest research on the disease as well as lead you on a fascinating journey through the myriad possibilities of where it comes from. Swartz does not shy away from including even the unthinkable: Could Morgellons be a new bioweapon designed in Earthly laboratories? A military experiment gone wrong that the civilian medical community cannot even analyze as a disease, let alone cure? 

Be watchful for another article about “The Final Nail In Your Coffin,” which will cover one more frightening method for mankind’s extermination – the secret ingredient for a nuclear weapon the size of a softball and cheap enough for the terrorist on a tight budget. 

SUGGESTED READING

The Final Nail In Your Coffin! - A Pox To All Of Mankind: Morgellons And Red Mercury "Plagues" Created In NWO Labs Of "Mad Scientists"

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Nail-Your-Coffin-Morgellons/dp/1606111957/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373135&sr=1-6&keywords=MORGELLONS 

Mind Controlled Sex Slaves And The CIA

http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Controlled-Sex-Slaves-CIA/dp/1606110187/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373278&sr=1-3

Strange and Unexplained Deaths at the Hands of the Secret Government

http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Unexplainable-Deaths-Secret-Government/dp/1892062879/ref=sr_1_23?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433373355&sr=1-23 

 

 


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Mundane digging stick weight or ritual/ceremonial artifact? So-called donut stone of granite, Yokut culture. Found near Buttonwillow, Kern County, California.

Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/101331060340442686/ (1.10.14). Cf. Bostrom 2011; Walsh 2008; Koerper et al. 2007.

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Stone disks, Fort Ancient-/Mississippian culture (c. 1000-1750 AD). Some were probably used for the preparation of food or medicine. The perforated stone disks could have been used as balls for the ball game Chunkey.

Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Stone_discoidals (14.3.13). Cf. Pauketat 2008; Morse/Morse 1983; Morgan 1980; Link 1980; Griffin 1964.

Native American cultures are also known for their use of beads, made from stone, bone, horn, metals, but mainly shells. Beads are perforated and mostly shaped as disks, spheres and tubes, other forms are less frequently. 

Beads of the Chumash, southern California. Source:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110509091603.htm (21.11.14) Cf. Beuchat 1912.

For thousands of years, beadworks in North America are not just jewelry, but are also used as a popular commodity, a form of currency, and as documents of diplomacy. For Native Americans, the single beads also have a spiritual meaning, insofar as they are a reminder of and key to the world of the spirits. For example, present-day Algonquian-speaking Natives explain that the knowledge of the Wampum – the traditional white and purple shell beads of the Eastern Woodland tribes – was given to them by beings of light from the sky. The beads represent „little lights, little spirits, and little prayers.” This is exemplified by the beads’ white color, as well as their ability to light up and glow in the dark due to the shells’ phosphorus content. In addition, the beads are associated with the stars and other celestial bodies (Aubin 1996; Neil-Binion 2013).

Architecture and earthworks

The Pueblo cultures of the Southwest are known for their architectural achievements. One example is their houses which were dug into the ground and roofed over with layers of wood and mud. Mostly circular in shape, these pit-houses could be entered through a tunnel on the side, but more commonly through a hole in the roof. Since the 9th century, the Pueblos also used special pit-houses as ceremonial rooms, so-called Kivas. According to creation myths, kivas reflect the round sky, but also have a hole in the ground, the portal to the Underworld (sipapu), through which the ancestors and spirits (kachinas) emerged to enter our world (Taylor 2012). Today, the kivas still serve as a meeting place for men and as place for ritual purposes. 

 

Kiva with ventilator, deflector, fire-pit, sipapu and bench. Source: Wormington 1961.

In the northeastern Plains, numerous circles of boulders and stones laid down on the ground have been discovered. Such stone circles lie in the grasslands, but also on the ground of river beds, river terraces and on the fringe of the highland. They appear individually, or in groups of several dozens or even hundreds. Most are simple rings of a few meters in diameter, sometimes with a central cairn. 

Aerial photography of so-called tipi rings in the Plains. Most scholars agree that they were used to weigh down the tipis. Some think that they offered protection in ritual contexts. Source: Finnigan 1982. Cf. Wedel 1961).

PART IV of this series continues tomorrow Tuesday, February 24, 2015!  http://ufodigest.com/article/sun-disks-0224

 

 


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The Outside Plant Construction Operations Manager is responsible for all scopes of work within the pre-construction, construction and splice/testing phases of an overall project relating to the installation of Fiber Optic Networks. As the Construction Operations Manager - OSP, you will develop and execute project plans and schedules, while ensuring safety and quality standards are achieved. You have a good understanding of civil utility infrastructure, universal line assignments, and municipal restoration requirements. Join our Technical Services team in Lexington, KY today! **Responsibilities** * Manages and coordinates all OSP construction activities including subcontractor awards ensuring compliance with contract requirements. * Implements the Project Construction Execution Plans; directs field staff in the daily & weekly planning process. * Achieves or exceeds project schedule commitments within the financial targets. * Directs and approves the development and implementation of construction redesign & schedule recovery plans as required. * Assists Project Field Manager with client interface and relations. * Reports weekly schedule and commodity installation status to the Project Controls Manager. * Coordinates subcontractor call-outs with Material Manager to review all procured materials for acceptance. * Conducts weekly coordination meetings with field staff & subcontractors. * Monitors all extra work authorization requests, back charges and subcontractor progress/final payment requests for acceptance. * Responsible for subordinates providing the timely tracking information to Project Controls to support the change management system. * Monitors and approves all RFI (Request for Information) replies to the subcontractors. * Understands the major commercial and deliverable terms of the construction subcontracts and manages within these terms. * Adheres to Safety, Quality, Ethical Standards, Lessons Learned, and Performance Management programs in accordance with Division Policies, Standards, Guides, and Contractual commitments. * Understands thesafety program and acts as the Safety Representative on site in the absence of the regular Safety Supervisor. * Resolves safety and quality issues with the Safety and Quality Managers. * Coordinates with the Field Engineers or Design Engineers on engineering deliverables. * Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. **Requirements** * 10+ years of construction experience in a strategic or direct management role with demonstrated ability to successfully lead high-performing teams. * Completed post-secondary education in Telecom, Construction, Engineering or related discipline is an asset. * Complete understanding of fiber optic underground & aerial construction, permitting and locates. * Working knowledge of HDD rig and related equipment including pumps, pressure mud pumps and recycling equipment. * Superior interpersonal, communication and written skills. * Excellent customer service focus and team player. * Passion for safety of employees, contractors and the general public. * Strong knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and Power Point. * Preferred knowledge of using the following applications: Google Earth & ESRI Based GIS platforms. * Successful completion of a criminal background check, driving record search and pre-employment drug & alcohol requirements. **Work Conditions** * Combination of office and field Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) designs, builds, and maintains wireline or wireless networks that span North America and beyond. We are a proven leader and innovator in telecommunications network construction, maintenance, and service installation and repair. But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now! * Ledcor is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States. *LTSFOPS* **Date Posted** 8/7/2018 E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security *Location:* Lexington, KY, United States *Job ID:* 16801 *Job Status:* Full Time Regular *Division:* Telecommunications
          Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Author summary Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants, and for many nonlegume crops, the requirement for nitrogen is primarily met by the use of inorganic fertilizers. These fertilizers are produced from fossil fuel by energy-intensive processes that are estimated to use 1% to 2% of the total global energy supply and produce an equivalent share of greenhouse gases. Because maize (Zea mays L.) is a significant recipient of nitrogen fertilization, a research goal for decades has been to ide...
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          Jordan: Jordan INGO Forum Newsletter Newsletter May - June | Issue 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Jordan INGO Forum
Country: Iraq, Jordan, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen

In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Camps
  3. Partners activities in Host Community
  4. Advocacy 5. Changing the narrative 6. Voice from Jordan

Humanitarian and Development Overview

During the second half of June, an escalation in military activity that included ground clashes and aerial bombardments led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians in the south of Syria. By the end of the month, 46 civilian deaths were documented, with many more injured. Some 20,000 individuals were estimated to have displaced towards the Nasib border crossing with Jordan. The area would see a surge of IDPs (up to 59,000 IDPs) and then a large decrease in the first ten days of July.

Despite several INGOs, the UN, and Human rights organizations calling for the opening of the border, the Government of Jordan announced in June that it would not let additional Syrian refugees cross into Jordan. Meanwhile, amidst growing insecurity, access to humanitarian assistance rapidly deteriorated. The last UN cross-border convoy from Jordan was sent on June 25th and humanitarian actors on the ground faced increasing risks while trying to deliver aid. Living conditions of IDPs stranded in the two border areas (near Jordan and the Occupied Golan Heights) became extremely difficult, with IDPs lacking adequate shelter, WASH facilities and sufficient amounts of basic assistance, particularly health.

The situation in Rukban, at the north-eastern border between Jordan and Syria, remained unchanged and no agreement to transport assistance from Damascus has been reached. UNOSAT’s latest satellite image from June located 11,702 shelters in the area, a 12% increase from the last image in January. Security clearance for medical admission for the most serious cases remain largely insufficient compared with the needs: in May and June, only 124 referrals were admitted in Jordan’s hospitals (See Health analysis report of Rukban clinic)

At the end of June, Azraq camp was hosting 36,480 individuals, including 9,465 individuals in Village 5 (V5). The screening process allowing V5 residents to transfer out of the fenced areas of the camp was still ongoing, albeit slowly.

Approximatively two third of the residents had been stranded in V5 for more than two years and the situation of the forcibly relocated from host community to V5 (approximatively one third) remained unsolved, as no access to legal recourse had been granted to them.


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