Over the last couple years, UNV customer Ray Shinpaugh has been perfecting the art of feral hog eradication using a side-by-side, thermal monocular, shotgun, and laser to eliminate hogs with incredible efficiency.With darkness as cover, Ray and his hunting partner use thermal optics to locate groups of feral hogs.
With the lights off, they position themselves between the pigs and any nearby cover. Once in position, they flip on the lights and drive the pigs further out in the open where they can close in on the hogs and open fire with 00 buck shot.
Each year feral hogs cause millions of dollars in damage in the form of damaged crops, contaminated water supplies, broken equipment, transmission of disease and injury to livestock.
COBALT GYPSY’s continued social media use reinforces the importance of recurring social engineering training. Organizations must provide employees with clear social media guidance and instructions for reporting potential phishing messages received through corporate email, personal email, and social media platforms. Guidance should include recommendations for reporting inquiries by an unknown third party about an employer, business systems, or the corporate network, or requests to perform actions such as opening a document or visiting a website.
CTU researchers recommend that organizations disable macros in Microsoft Office products to mitigate the threat posed by weaponized Microsoft Office documents. Organizations should also incorporate advanced malware prevention technology and endpoint threat detection tools as part of their security strategies.
Source: The Curious Case of Mia Ash – COBALT GYPSY Threat Intelligence | SecureWorks
One respondent said that during a recent six-month attempt to add to staff for a new product, two-thirds of applicants for assembly line jobs were screened out before hiring via math tests and drug tests; of 400 workers hired, only 180 worked out.
Fast forward to today when we have a practical example of how severe this quandary has become for employers. According to WTVR, an Ohio factory owner said on Saturday that although she has numerous blue-collar jobs available at her company, she struggles to fill positions because so many candidates fail drug tests. Regina Mitchell, co-owner of Warren Fabricating & Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, told The New York Times this week that four out of 10 applicants otherwise qualified to be welders, machinists and crane operators will fail a routine drug test.
While not quite as bad as the adverse hit rate hinted at by the Beige Book, this is a stunning number, and one which indicates of major structural changes to the US labor force where addiction and drugs are keeping millions out of gainful (or any, for that matter) employment.
Link: An Ohio Factory Owner Is Eager To Hire Workers, There Is Just One Problem… | Zero Hedge
That state exists because you have been made deliberately ill.On purpose.Starting in the 1970s and 80s you were told to eat carbohydrates. The so-called “food pyramid” was an outright fraud, telling you to eat refined grain products above all else. These products are identical in form and substance to what a farmer feeds a cow or pig to make it fat before slaughtering it!Now if you’re going to slaughter said cow or pig that might be ok. But you’re a human and we’re not going to eat you. Well, not yet anyway. That same “getting fat” thing also makes you sick over time. It causes Type II diabetes, heart disease, strokes and all other manner of malfunction. The extra 100lbs destroys your joints, especially your hips and knees. It makes you reliant on motor vehicles for transport because you can’t comfortably walk the length of a parking lot, say much less anywhere else — or ride a bicycle (which, incidentally, is the most-efficient, on an energy expended per pound-mile moved basis, device for such a purpose ever invented.)What’s worse is that the same “food pyramid” pushers also told you to get the saturated fats out of your diet and replace them with vegetable oils. Those oils, unfortunately, have a very bad fatty-acid balance problem which greatly promotes inflammation in your body. Inflammation is something you’re all familiar with — if you stick yourself with a thorn or splinter, or get stung by a bee, you see it right there in front of you. When you promote that on a systemic basis that same sort of response also happens in your arteries, which makes for serious trouble and further adds to the damage that results in strokes and heart attacks.Rather than tell you to stop eating carbs and get the damned vegetable oils out of your diet the medical systems sells you pills, procedures and hip replacement surgeries. 70% of the population in America today, which I remind you includes babies, is taking at least one prescription medication.
Source: Yes, It’s Over in [Market-Ticker]
There’s no financial issue more pressing than student loans. There’s $1.3 trillion in student loan debt out there, and it’s only heading upward. But a new legal case might make $12 billion of loans, and potentially even more, legally vanish for good, with the students in question off the financial hook.It sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually a real legal problem. One of the most aggressive student loan companies, a network of 15 trusts called the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, has, according to The New York Times, had real trouble proving in court that it actually owns the loans it’s suing people over:
Source: $12 Billion In Student Loans May Disappear After Paperwork Is Lost
The drifting herbicide has been particularly damaging for soybeans. A group of farmers in Arkansas filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against BASF and Monsanto, which make dicamba.
Source: News from The Associated Press