Epic of Remnants IV: Salem of the Heresy – Section 3 Summary (Part 1)

Section 3 – The second knot (Part 1)
[Next day, the village’s town hall]
~3rd day staying in Salem~

People are clamoring inside the town hall.

Villager
I had my cattle killed. Four in one night! That’s a terrible loss.
Even the remaining claves suffered deep wounds. There is no choice but to kill them.
But, if the culprits are former inhabitants, they couldn’t have been the ones attacking our livestock.
From the look of those terrible scars, it seemed llike they’ve been torn to pieces by thick claws.
What on earth are they? What did this? Someone tell me!

The young man angrily slams his fist down on the table.

Old lady
It’s the Devil. That was surely the Devil. At my house, the family cemetery has been disturbed.
That something that sneaked into the cemetery – when mustering my courage, I raised my lantern while reciting the scripture – it ran away.
In the dead of the night I saw its distorted legs, hooves, and an unsightly mouth that protrudes like a dog’s!
That was not a human at all. Furthermore, of all things…

The old lady starts to tremble.

Old lady
Inside the dug up grave, the broken bones…it was sinking its teeth into them in a daze…
Aah, it’s unpleasant to put it into words. That’s the work of the Devil itself.

In response to the old lady’s words, the villagers are starting to make a racket.

Mashu
(This is…Senpai…)
(It sounds like an incident that happened before those monsters attacked us.)

Master
Did no other victim turn up…?

Judge
Quite! Clam down! A villager from the night guards has a report too.

Constable
I want you all to clam down and listen.
Last night, at the location where we buried the sinners, their remains were dug up and taken away.
Last night, the bodies of the sinners who were buried at the foot of the “hill” where the punishment of hanging is dealt out, all of them.
That includes Tituba too…As expected, that body too…

Villagers
(Hi…) (Devil…) (Even her…) (It’s the end of the world…)

Judge
The incident of the bodies being carried away and the appearance of the monsters are probably not coincidental.
A stricter security has to be kept. However, there is a limit to that too…

Mashu

(…Did you hear that, Senpai?)
(We had to warn the villager and in a hurry took part in the meeting, but…)
(It seems like it’s not neccessary anymore, no?)

Master
Hmm, something’s bothering me…

Mashu
I, too, feel like there is some mystery to this.

Carter
Hmm.

Judge
Mr. Carter?
Do you have something to tell everyone too?

Carter
That’s right, actually…Last night, I sighted a monster too.
No, not only that. I think I know that monster.

Collective gasp.

Carter
It’s a monster that appears in the literature written by a french aristocrat called d’Erlette. The characteristics match.
It’s referred to with the name “ghoul” (meal demon).

Mashu
…Ghoul.

Judge
Then, it’s an evil spirit different from the Devil….You’re saying it’s like a revenant?

Carter
In the meaning that it’s a being you don’t meet in everyday life. They are demons lurking in the world of darkness.
Ghouls don’t like living beings with blood flowing in their veins.
In order to satisfy their appetite, first, they kill their prey and then feast on the corpse.
Moreover— Their used to be humans.
Those who went against the will of God and ceased to be people, that’s who they are.

Judge
We are grateful for the important information you provided, Mr. Carter.
However, I do not wish for the official to use such blasphemous language.
The resurrected dead are the ones who became these ghouls. Is this not the case?
Did you see any familiar faces among the ghouls you saw?

Carter
…Ngh.

Master
(…This is bad.)

Mashu
(…!)

Carter

…No.
I couldn’t tell anything to such an extent. It was in the darkness of the night.
Besides, according to what I learned from reading the legends, ghouls are different from the dead. …It’s supposed to be that way.
The ghouls I saw—
They were repelled with the cooperation of Gudao and the others.
That was the gunshot and howl last night.

Judge
…So that was it. We are grateful for your valiant cooperation.
These chain of events will also be reported to sir Hopkins.
I want to recruit men for the night watch! Those who volunteer, come this way!

People clamoring again.

Sanson
Master.

Mashu
Sanson-san. Thank you for being the chaperon.

Sanson
It has become difficult to say it’s safe even inside the village.

Master
What happened?

Sanson
The pastor wants to talk. What will you do?

Master
Let’s see if it’s something we can do ourselves.

We leave the church.

Mashu
Is it a request for work? From our “Gudao Troupe”?

Pastor
…? What is so surprising about it? I’d like to ask for a play from the playwright…right?

Mashu
N,no no. Excuse me.

Gudao
Tell me the reason.

Pastor
…Well, that’s true. It’s natural to be surprised.
By all rights, plays and mystery novels are the common people’s sources of entertainment for merry-making.
Naturally, it’s my role to guide the believers so they won’t be tempted.
…Ah, sorry. It’s not like I’m saying that you have some evil intentions behind your performances—
However, a gruesome event has taken place recently. The little ones are anxious.
Their parents don’t have time to look after them.
It is impossible to relieve the hearts of the believers with worship alone.
I admit that my power is insufficient.
Therefore, can your play return the smiles to the children’s faces?

Mashu
I see… I want to show the children a play.

Nezha
Let’s do it, Masta.
By all means, performing fine. Right, right!?

Nezha starts shaking us.

Master
You’re surprisingly enthusiastic, no?

Nezha
With the power of play, even Abigeiru, become lively.

Mashu
…That’s true!

Pastor
It would be the best if you approved of the goal and accepted.
A performance worthy of the village…. No, no, I’m a complete amateur. I’ll leave it to you.
Well then, later, in the town hall…

Mashu:
Ah, Pastor-san— One moment, please.

Pastor
?

Mashu
A, actually, you see?
In our “Gudao Troupe”, there is still one member who hasn’t been on stage yet.
I thought it would be better to introduce you first!

Pastor
Oh, is that so? Then, by all means.
…That person is…?

???
—(smiling)

Mashu
Um, s,she is—

Master
Our prized child actor.

???
…I understand. You want to die, right, Gudao.
My name is Circe, the witch!
The daughter of sun god, Helios, the the divine descendant of sea god Okeanus—
An extraordinary witch who inherited the wisdom of the moon goddess, Hekate and the sacred mysteries of the gods!

Hearing Circe’s words, the Pastor starts trembling.

Pastor
…ha…wha…?? W, witch…!? This person is a witch!?

Mashu
…T, that's what her special role is!
In the play! It is a performance!
Fairy-like ears and such things are seriously expensive cosplays!

Circe
Mhm. In truth, it’s something like that. Fufu.

Pastor
O, oh. Certainly, witches appear in things like “Macbeth” too.
Y, you have my, consent.
Get her well-acquainted with the other villagers.
…Well then, you have my sincere thanks for doing this for the children.
And so…please keep the fact that I approached you with this request confidential.

The Pastor leaves.

Mashu
…Ha, haaa….

Circe
Although I kept quiet about it on purpose— You’re not suited for plays, Mashu.

Mashu
I am working hard!

Robin
Pastor-sama is pretty selfish too. Why’s the lot serving God like this…
That pastor took part in the conviction of Tituba too. He sure has guts to be able to say something like that with that mouth.

Sanson
…I get the feeling he’s trying to protect the village. Even if he’s at fault too, it’s not due to ill intent.

Robin
I don’t care about a fool who’s trying to accomplish something with reckless abandon.

Sanson
Nevertheless, the failures of man is not something to laugh at.

Robin
So you're saying that his self-righteousness can't bear with the consequences?

Circe
Stylish and good-looking men hurling abuse at each other’s heads. It isn’t a bad sight to behold. Fufu.
Do it. More. Only to the extent that you don’t become a hindrance to Gudao though.

Robin
No, no, no, what are you talking about?
You are the biggest source of disorder here, aren’t you? Ms. Great Witch?
…But, well – should I say it’s just as expected? – my General (Master) is pretty nonchalant about it.

Gudao*
I’m quite surprised too though?

Circe
I know. Well, with the experience of the past few days, I was able to roughly measure the extent of your magnanimity.
And also your caliber as a magician. —Gudao?

Mashu
I was also surprised…
Although the name was mentioned by the real Medea-san previously…
To think that the famous witch from Greek mythology, Circe, was accompanying us…

[Evening, Carter House]
~Conversation after repelling the ghouls~

Circe
That’s right— Borrowing the appearance of Medea, I accompanied you from Chaldea.
A Servant who does not have a Master.
Perhaps my manifestation was due to Da Vinchi’s summoning experiments.
Immediately after manifesting I was confused and running low on mana made me flustered.
Thinking about it now, it seems like the installation of specific information and general knowledge by the summoning system was insufficient.
I couldn’t trust the organization known as Chaldea so I made an attempt to escape. It did not matter that an acquaintance like Medea was there.
I was probing for a way to escape in secret, to solve my problem by looking for a Master outside the facility.
However, when I learned of the reality that Chaldea is located at the far-away lands of intense cold, I despaired.
I do not have that kind of physical strength. Such an opportunity…
The occurence of the Salem incident had merits and demerits to it at the same time.
I did not think it was a coincidence. It felt like somebody was showing me the way.

Sanson
…As if something was calling your name.

Master
Why did you decide to reveal the truth to us?

Circe
It goes without saying. It was the death of Tituba—!
You should have already had a hunch about it.
She is Servant. No, she “was”, huh. Tituba was a false name or she was impersonating her.
I do not know her real name, but she was summoned by somebody and supplied with mana.
While I’m at it, let me be honest with you and confess that I was interfering behind the scenes while you were trying to create a communication line with Chaldea.
If you contacted Chaldea (that place), it would’ve quickly revealed my disguise. I wanted to avoid that.

Mashu
From the looks of it, some of the Servants have noticed, but…

Nezha
Medea, furious. Retribution, severe.

Circe
Concerning the result, my interference became something temporary.
After all, it turned out that this space was cut off and isolated to an extent that obstructing communications was unnecessary.
For the sake of satisfactory activities, a residence with a workshop too was necessary.
…In conclusion.
Gudao, you and I are a fated community.
Until we solve these abnormal incidents in Salem, we won’t be able to leave.

Master
But are you really Circe?

Mashu
She resembles Medea-san…

Circe
I don’t think that is the problem.
My bad, but for the time being, I do not have anything on me that could serve as proof to clear away your suspicions about my identity.

Nezha
Bewitching atmosphere, dense. But malice, faint…?

Robin
You can even detect malice, Prince? You’re really almighty!
…Putting that aside. It’s certain that Great Witch-san is suspicious.
She could be posing as a Servant while her true form is a Demon God Pillar.
Anyway, what are you going to do about the contract?

Circe
As proof of cooperation, let’s make a limited contract. The preparations are done. If it’s within this workshop, it can be done.

Gudao
Is it really impossible to restore communications with Chaldea?

Circe
No matter what, I am unable to identify the cause. —I swear to the goddess, Hekate.
N6w why don’t we make that limited contract to avoid future trouble. Come, come.

Mashu
W, wait a second, Senpai needs some time to think too…!
Ahem. Th, this is temporary, but…
In case, Salem’s barrier wasn’t strong enough to make escaping to the outside impossible, then…
What would you have done, Circe-san?

Circe
Fufu, there is no point in hiding it.
Gudao, my plan was to escape by enticing you.

Master
That would be troubling in various ways.

Mashu
Wha……wha…!

Circe
It’s my specialty. That sort of thing. If there was a Servant that got in the way, I would have gotten rid of them.

Mata Hari
…Hmmm, I see.
Be that as it may, there will be situations where we won’t have a choice but to rely on Circe. Like before.
That’s right. If Master is willing to recieve a warning from me…
The most dangerous thing about a woman is having her reveal her true intentions, no? Please, be careful.

Gudao
It’s okay, Circe is surely a good witch.

Circe
…Fufu.

Mashu
(I’m worried…I get a completely different witch-like feeling from Circe-san than from Medea-san…)

[Back to the present]

Master
When we are outside, please stay in the form of Medea as much as possible.

Circe
…I understand. Let’s do that.

Sanson
If Master made up his mind, we’ll just follow.

Nezha
Let’s tell, Abigeiru.

Mata Hari
Ah, wait a moment, Nezha?

Robin
…Well then, Master, about the matter we have been talking about.

Master
The attack last night, right?

Mashu
It’s about Absalom Whateley who was strongly suspected to be an alchemist, right?

Robin
Yeah. In terms of being suspicious, it’s pitch black, but…
It doesn’t make sense at all. That incident, explain it to us, Circe-sensei.

Circe
Mm! Sure thing!
I don’t think there is anything inexplicable about an “alchemist” “bringing a corpse back to life”.
Alchemy is something that closely studies the human body, life and the state of the soul. Gold is the by-product of that.
Anyhow, what we are focusing on now is how that man is related to the Demon God Pillar, right?
And those moving corpses Carter calls ghouls—
Speaking of inexplicable, it’s those things. I could not figure them out at all.
I can’t say it was nothing but luck that we were able to drive them back. I, alone, couldn’t deal with them all…

Mashu
So even with the defensive position of Medea-san’s—ah, no, Circe-san’s workshop…
Still, it seems like Nezha-san was able to sense them.

Circe
That child is perhaps more primitive… to be able to feel the hostility of a person directly.

Robin
True. Nezha being here saved us.
Should I prepare some countermeasure as soon as possible, in case there is another raid?
…But, now that I think of it, I don’t know the background of Mr. Carter that well…
Is a former soldier turned scholar of the orient supposed to be someone with such extensive knowledge?

Sanson
……

Mata Hari
…You look like you want to say something, Sanson.

Sanson
…Actually, I have something to apologize for to everyone.
Concerning another Whateley we know, her, Lavinia—

[Inside the Carter House]

Abigail
Are you putting on another play? At the town hall?

Nezha
That’s right.
Yesterday’s play, completely dull. We make it more fun, and satisfying!

Abigail
…….

Nezha
That feeling, you can’t?
No problem. Forcing you, not good.

Abigail
…Thank you, Nezha.
You, Mashu-san, Gudao-san and the others—
Everyone’s being kind to me, even though I’m a self-righteous…

Nezha
It’s only, natural.

Abigail
…If possible, together with Lavinia…
I think I saw her at the town hall last night. Maybe she wanted to see the play too.

Nezha
…Ravinia, huh.

Abigail
I’ve been praying. For Tituba’s soul to reach Heaven.

Nezha
…Hmm. Celestial world, not that fun of a place.
I would call it, cramped, boring.
Terribly disappointed, when arriving. Some people, even flee to Hell.

Abigail
…Giggle. That’s like the story of a fallen angel.
That can’t be true. Heaven is surely a nice place.

Nezha
…I understand. Ravinia, right.
I promise. I bring her along.
So, Abigeiru. Cheer up.

Abigail
…Eh…?

[At the town hall]

Like promised, Nezha brought Lavinia.

Sanson
Ms. Lavinia.

Lavinia blushes.

Lavinia
Sa…….
I…it’s a bother…really…
I…I don’t know why, I was forcibly brought here…uu…
Nevertheless…ah…

Abigail
Ah, you’re here.
Thank you, Nezha. I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart.

Nezha
Instead of bowing, enjoy yourself. Well then, I’ll put on, make-up.

Lavinia
…Wrong. I, I wanted to come so I came…
I c, couldn’t stay. …I was d, driven out of the house.
Your uncle came. He brought the constables…

Abigail
Uncle Carter did…?

Lavinia
Yes… T…To talk with Grandpa.

Abigail
Could it be…? Last night’s…
Lavinia—

Lavinia
Ti—
Tituba…
P..poor her, right…

Abigail
…Mhm.

Lavinia
If he wasn’t in this village…That person…

Abigail
Lavinia…
Even so, this is the village where we were born…

Lavinia

Sanson
……

Mashu
Ah, Abi-san, Lavinia-san. These are the seats of you two.
It’s going to start soon. Sanson-san too, the preparations—

Sanson
…Yes.

Lavinia
After all, I'm…just a child…
Nothing is…

Abigail

Sanson approaches us.

Sanson
Master, can we talk?

Master
What’s wrong?

Sanson
…It appears that something happened at the Whateley’s.
It seems like there is no imminent danger like last night, but I’m still very concerned.
If you permit it, I’d like to go check on the situation.

Mashu
Eh, Sanson-san, now!?
So you’re still…worried…b, but…

Master
Then, why not let Mashu take your place?

Mashu
Well, it’s true that I memorized the lines, but!
What about the role of the prompter…? Are we going to be taking turns with Senpai…!?

Nezha
—Mashu.
This play, has no need, for a prompter. Observe, must listen to the hearts of the children.

Villager children
………

Mashu gets on the stage.

Mashu
Now, now, everyone, looks like I’ve kept you waiting.
The Gudao troupe’s performers are people you are meeting for the first time, right?
I’m the narrator, Mashu. I’ll also be appearing as an actor later…
Our troupe’s play today will be a thrilling fantasy.
It is a play related to a large country in the orient, “Quing”.
—Its name is “Journey to the West”. Let’s take a look at it.
It takes place a thousand years before today.
A famous Buddhist monk called Xuanzang Sanzang, in search of sutras, departed for the West.
Sutras are like the Bible to buddhists.
”Journey to the West” is a fantasy, but Xuanzang Sanzang is someone who actually existed.
Xuanzang traveled a distance that would be enough to make three round trips between this Salem and England’s London.
With nothing but a heart of deep faith burning in her chest!

Little girl A
…R, really?

Litle girl B
Three round trips through the Atlantic Ocean? Did she go by boat?

Mashu
She walked!
She took the journey by walking with her own two feet!

Little girl A
Waah, amazing!

Little girl B
Unbelievable! It’s a joke, right?

Young boy
It’s a lie, you could never do that! You wouldn’t make it even in a lifetime!

Mashu
…….

Lavinia
…Y, you can take a lap around the Earth. If you spend your whole life on it…

Abigail
……
…It’s no good.
Shouldn’t go…so far…like that…
t's hopeless…

Lavinia
……

Mashu
Now, how did it go? After all, it was a thousand years ago…
Numerous troubles and accidents must have happened for Xunazang.
However, please be at ease.
For trustworthy disciples who’d lend their power to such a Xuanzang were also nearby.
Well then, what was the fate of the buddhist monk Xuanzang’s party that has been driven into a corner?
We’ll resume after the stage has been replaced. Everybody, please wait in your seats.
Those who want to use the restroom should hurry!

Lavinia

…I, I’ll, go to the…restroom.

Abigail
…Wait.
Where do you think you’re going, Lavinia Isn’t it still the middle of the play? A good scene is going to come next. Or do you find it boring?

Lavinia
……
…Sanson is, not on the s, stage…I’m sure he slipped out alone…

Abigail …You…are you going home? Somehow, I’ve got a bad feeling about it.

Lavinia
…….

Abigail
…T…then, I’m coming too! Please, let me come.

Lavinia
No, you can’t.
I’m sure, you wanted to see it. The play.

Abigail
Lavinia, if I can’t see it together with you then every play is boring. That’s how it is, you know?

Lavinia
….uh…
…Let’s quietly…sneak out…

Abigail
…Yes, I understand.

Abigail and Lavinia sneak out of the town hall while the stage is replaced.

Mashu
Now, it’s time for the play to continue! Everyone, please take your seats!
………..H…huh?
Abi-san and Lavinia-san are….?

Nezha
Mashu. Introductions, hurry up.

Mashu
Y, yes! I apologize!

Sanson finds Hopkins along with a few soldiers and Carter at Absalom’s house.

Sanson
Judge Hopkins?
Where are you taking that old man?

Hopkins
…You are, a part of the Gudao troupe.

Sanson
Sanson— Charles-Henri Sanson, is what I’m called.
I’ll ask again. Just now, were you planning to take that person to prison?
If you were going to imprison him without asking questions like you did with Tituba, I’d like you to rethink that.
Your Honor, you are here as the representative of the governor of Massachusetts, you are not a king.

Hopkins
What an obstinate frenchman. You often act like you are delirious with fever.

Soldier A
You’re in the way! Get lost! Are you mocking the His Excellency!?

Soldier B
The lowly playwright is barking pretty sagaciously, isn’t he. Should we teach him a lesson, Your Excellency?

Hopkins
…No, wait a bit.

Carter
….Hm, so it’s you.

Sanson
Mr. Carter, even you?

Carter
…Sanson, this is a necessary action. You were there too last night, no?
That man, Absalom, using black magic to control the ghouls, was threatening the village.
There is an obvious threat here. We must act at once.

Sanson
Wha….
Mr. Carter, are you really saying that?
The one who revealed the information about the ghouls in the first place was you.
I thought Randolph Carter was a man who trusted and held confidence in a person's character and did not wield his authority.
Please, do not disappoint me. If there is doubt, first—
That’s right, you have the ask the people of Salem. You should invite well-informed villagers as part of the jury.
Can that not be done, Judge Hopkins…!? Please, a fair trial—!

Hopkins
Youngster. Don’t get carried away.
That is— not necessary.
You don’t see anything.
A poison is spreading in this village. A pus that causes the limbs to fester and rot.
What can you accomplish with a slow trial? The Devil is calling forth every sin.
Riot, plunder, adultery, revenge— I was dispatched to prevent things from becoming ugly.

Sanson
—No, your Honor.
Your Honor is someone who judges others! In that case, you have even more reason to have faith in the reasoning of the people.
They are, not, witches. There are only people who hate witches here.
Don’t let the Devil and false witches appear in the shade of their hearts!

Hopkins
…ngh…

Soldier
Silence! Do you not understand!?

Sanson
…….

Abigail
—Uncle, what are you doing?

Sanson
—! So you’ve come too, Abigail.

Carter
…Abigail. I did not want you to see this…
The Whateley family are heretics. Those who can not exist in this Salem.

Abigail
Uncle is…strange? Why are you saying such things?

Soldier
Hurry and get on the prisoner carriage, Whateley.

Lavinia
Ah…ah…wait…
…G, grandpa…

Absalom
Lavinia.
You are a Whateley. You have the glorious god’s divine protection.
But not yet. It’s still incomplete.
You can’t count on Mason. He’s likely no longer in Salem.
The wharf’s shipowner. Rely on Captain Marsh.
He owes money to us Whateleys.

Lavinia
…Ye…yes…yes…

Carter
So you are trying to indoctrinate even the child into immorality.
The constables are searching the basement. It seems like the money gained with evil deeds have been seized.

Absalom
…Do as you wish.
Randolph…
You…you hate me because of that matter with your younger sister and his husband.

Carter
……

Abigail
…My…?
My Father and Mother who were killed by indigenous people…?

Absalom
That anger is misdirected.
I only returned them to the form they naturally should be.
I opened the “door” of this prison. That’s all. The ones that came along were them.

Carter
Nonsense! I won’t let my niece to be sad anymore.

Soldier
Mr Carter, calm down.
Well then, we’ll take him away, Your Honor!

Hopkins
Umu.

Sanson
…Damn it…
…Such a thing…can’t be happening… Even if we are in an illusion of the past…!

Hopkins
…Hmph. Charles-Henri Sanson—.
You are not just an actor that flaps his mouth. I’m a little interested, there will be an investigation later.
Your excessive insults are already enough to impose a sentence on you. …However, there is a more appropriate service.
Last night’s storm broke the execution platform. It’s fortunate there were no accidents while the executions were being carried out.
Salem needs manpower to repair and expand the execution platform.
The villagers are inauspiciously self-interested and show no signs of wanting to do any manual labour.
Head to the “hill” with the guards and make the execution platform.
…No, one person is enough. You can build it by yourself.
It’s fine for a youngster to be full of himself and get drunk on self-harm! Charles-Henri Sanson!

Later that night, the Whateley family, with the exception of Lavinia is hanged.
The young Lavinia is standing nearby, muttering sadly to herself.

Lavinia
………u….
……uu….h….
Grandpa…..Even Father Noah….
…..I won’t, forgive this……..
………Never….

Here is the first part of Section 3. The rest might take a while to finish since I have exams starting next week and studying for them will eat up most of my free time. Apologies in advance.

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Do the corporations have any products?

One thing I really like about Firefly was that Blue Sun made Fruity Oaty Bars. And Beer. And T-Shirts. Sure, Blue Sun fit the standard bullet points for "Generic sci fi evil corporation," but they clearly made a lot of other non evil stuff that people used in their daily lives. On the other hand, Continuum made references to a Corporate Congress and talked vaguely about The Corporations being bad, but almost never really said why any particular corporation was bad. They were just some vague implicitly bad entity with no internal distinctions.

Dark Matter talks about Corporations a lot, and we certainly see things like mining colonies which is kind of the vanilla of a futuristic space economy. The corporations clearly have their own independent interests unlike in Continuum. But do we know what products Mikkei actually manufactures? Is Mikkei at war to get more market share for a zesty new soda flavor? All of the different corporations seem to have different models of starships (helps tell them apart on screen) but they don't seem to actually sell those ships as a product to anybody else. We never see a Mikkei cruiser being operated by some customer, or even on some starship-as-a-service on-demand mission.

And why is Commander Truffault a commander? If she worked for a corporation, wouldn't she be something like Director of Market Expansion, or Vice President of Galactic Outreach? All of the corporations run their ships exactly like a military, with Captains and Commanders. The whole story would seem to work exactly the same with them being referred to as governments. They have traditional militaries, fixed borders, etc. And why is it that the miners always want to rebel against the corporation, but the security guards want to fight the miners. Aren't they all just employees of the same corporation? Does space have Unions?

Which corporation operated Transfer Transit? That service is one clear product line that would give a corporation a potentially significant advantage in all sorts of ways. But when the Corporations go to war, everybody seems to be able to continue using it. How did whoever operates it manage to stay neutral in the conflict?

It's just a little frustrating thinking how much I liked the show, but how the corporate war arc could have been fleshed out a lot more, and in some ways been a lot darker and more subtle than "these are actually just governments so the narrative is straightforward, but it all has an evil mega corporations coat of paint."

Army/Navy Players in the NFL (2/2): Navy

Today is December 9, which means the Army–Navy Game kicks off today! This is the second in a two-part series detailing players from both service academies who eventually played in the NFL. Yesterday, I covered alumni of West Point, while today's edition will discuss players from the United States Naval Academy of Annapolis.

As stated in the Army writeup, this post will also discuss players who were drafted but never played in the league and practice squad-only players.


The Naval Academy's first NFL player was offensive lineman and 1919 All-American Fred Denfeld, who played three games for the Rock Island Independents in 1920 and was named First-Team All-Pro, but placed his playing career on hiatus to coach the Knights of Columbus-sponsored Kaysees. The Kaysees later joined the NFL and were renamed the Duluth Kelleys, with Denfeld returning to the team as a player in 1925. He played five games for Duluth.

In the league's second season, Navy guard Russ Smith joined the Chicago Staleys and was a part of the 1921 championship-winning team before bouncing around the league for the next five seasons, playing for the now-renamed Bears, Milwaukee Badgers, Canton/Cleveland Bulldogs (where he won two more titles in 1923 and 1924), Detroit Panthers, and Hammond Pros. Smith was not the only Midshipman on the 1923 and 1924 Bulldogs; 1918 All-American and punt returner Walcott “Wooky” Roberts was a Bulldog from 1922 to 1925 and won three straight championships with the team. In 1926, Roberts signed with the Frankford Yellow Jackets and won a fourth title before retiring.

In 1923, guard Art Carney was the captain of the Navy football team, leading the Midshipmen to a 0–0 tie against Army (whose captain Dennis Mulligan was Carney's high school friend) and a 14–14 tie against Washington in the Rose Bowl. Two years later, Carney was a member of the inaugural New York Giants roster, and spent two seasons with the team (playing in 17 total games).

Panamanian-born running back Jim Schuber was the lone Midshipman to play in the NFL during the 1930s. He played just one game in the league for the Dodgers in 1930, though he was a star at the Naval Academy.

"His mind is a flash of intelligence; his body a dash of recklessness," the 1928 Naval Academy yearbook wrote. "Born in Panama and cradled in the ex-hilarants of every clime, he came to the Naval Academy with the nonchalant stride of an adventurer whose steel blue eyes snapped with a precision that was only equaled by muscles destined to figure in many a Navy victory. […] This Spanish Don, like an owl, slept by day and roamed by night. His varied and mysterious nocturnal adventures, unwritten and unpublished, were wont to leave but a single trace, an empty bed and an open window. His presence weaves a kind of debonair spell over men, women, and sometimes officers. Whether the sport is an Army/Navy game, a gang fight in the dark, an Argentine tango, or an ordinary pair of dice, Jim Schuber is yet to meet his superior. The man who would silently and cheerfully dare hell-heat or Artie cold for his classmates."

Is this a football player or the protagonist of a TV drama?

When World War II broke out, the Naval Academy saw various college football stars flock to the school. Hardin-Simmons College linebacker Ed Sprinkle joined the academy in 1943 in hopes of becoming a Navy pilot, but his aviation program was disbanded prior to the start of his service, which prompted him to become a pro football player. He signed with the Bears in 1944 and played 12 seasons for the team, establishing himself as one of the league's most dangerous players; known as "The Meanest Man in Football," the 200-pound linebacker terrorized offenses and was a member of the 1940s All-Decade Team.

Indiana running back Robert Hoernschemeyer joined the Navy in 1944, and decided to enter its service academy in 1945. As a Midshipman, the converted quarterback led the team to a 7–1–1 record (only losing to Army) and a #3 ranking, but left the school a year later. After playing in the AAFC in 1946, he was drafted by the Giants in the seventh round (94th overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft, though he remained in the AAFC. After the AAFC's dissolution, he was allocated to the Lions in the dispersal draft, and enjoyed two titles and two Pro Bowls in six years with Detroit. The Giants rolled the dice again on another Midshipman by drafting All-American guard Jim Carrington, though he never played in the league, instead serving in Korea and working in administration roles at various universities. In the same Draft, the Packers chose running back Bob Kelly with their tenth-round pick (81st overall). Kelly was a successful Notre Dame RB who joined the Naval Academy in 1945.

"I always tell people that I'm one of the luckiest people in the world because I got to play at the two greatest colleges in America," Kelly stated.

After just one season, Kelly left Annapolis and prepared to return to South Bend when the Packers and AAFC's Los Angeles Dons both selected him in their respective league drafts. Kelly was attracted by the Dons' two-year, $15,000 offer and joined Los Angeles, where he played for two years before spending a season with the Baltimore Colts.

Although the Giants missed out on Hoernschemeyer, they elected to try drafting another Midshipman in the 1948 Draft, using their second-overall pick on halfback/quarterback Tony "Skip" Minisi, a future CFB Hall of Famer who spent one year at the Academy due to the war before returning to the University of Pennsylvania. With the Giants, Minisi threw just three passes (with two being intercepted), recorded just 160 rushing yards, and scored only one touchdown before retiring after one season to study law. Talk about whiffing on a high draft pick. In the following year's Draft, the Eagles decided to follow the Giants' 1947 strategy and draft a Midshipman with their first rounder, selecting Clyde Scott with the eighth-overall pick; a fullback for Navy, Scott became a star running back at Arkansas after leaving the Academy in 1946 to chase love in his home state with Miss Arkansas. Scott played four seasons in Philadelphia and Detroit before retiring with a knee injury.

While the Army teams of the 1940s dominated college football, Navy was right behind. The 1945 Midshipmen won all but one game (a tie to Notre Dame) before losing to Army in the de facto national championship game; team captain Dick Duden played both ways for Navy and later became a surface warfare officer. When his service ended, he joined the Giants for the 1949 season, playing 12 games and recording two catches for 15 yards on offense along with a forced fumble on defense. He returned to the military in 1950 when the Korean War began. Like Duden, Navy alumnus and running back Joe Bartos played just one season (1950) in the league with the Redskins before joining the war as part of the First Marine Division. In February 1952, the First Lieutenant led a unit of South Korean Marines in a defense of Yangdo Island, for which he was awarded the Silver Star.

Between 1948 and 1958, the following Naval Academy draftees never played in the NFL: center Dick Scott was selected by the Bears in 1948, but the 1987 CFB Hall of Famer instead went on to work for Lockheed and the Department of Defense; with their 16th-round pick in the 1956 Draft, the Cardinals selected quarterback George Welsh, but he decided become a coach at Penn State under Joe Paterno before leading the Navy and Virginia Tech programs as their head coach, and was inducted into the CFB Hall of Fame in 2004; a round later in the same Draft, the Cards drafted another future CFB Hall of Famer in 1955 Maxwell Trophy-winning receiver Ron Beagle (17th round), but he joined the Marines and injured his knee while playing football with his fellow servicemen; in the 1957 Draft, the Colts selected All-American quarterback Tom Forrestal with their 20th rounder, though he did not play. In the years since, only two retired Navy players would never see action in the NFL despite being drafted: running back and Navy–Marine Corps Memorial All-Stadium Team member Greg Mather was drafted by the Giants (14th round) in 1962, while defensive end Glen Nardi was drafted by the Steelers (16th round) in 1973. Nardi attempted to petition to the Navy to allow him to be in the reserve so he could play football, but was denied. Steelers head coach Chuck Noll was not too concerned about the matter and commented, "If he doesn't play, what have we lost? If he does, he's a great 16th round rate." He eventually served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer before working in various executive jobs at newspapers like The Miami Herald and San Jose Mercury News.

In the 1959 NFL Draft, the Rams took All-American and Maxwell Award winner Bob Reifsnyder, whose senior year at Navy had been shortened by a torn Achilles, with their fourth-round pick. However, Reifsnyder was traded to the Giants and spent the 1959 season on injured reserve. He moved to the American Football League in 1960 and signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, though was once again traded to New York and became a New York Titan. Reifsnyder played 14 games in 1961, but saw his 1962 season – and ultimately his career – come to an end after suffering a broken hand.

At the turn of the decade, halfback Joe Bellino was one of college football's top players. He went 3–1 against Army, was a star baseball player who was offered a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates during his sophomore year, won the 1960 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award, and was set to enter active duty when the Patriots and Redskins both drafted him with their 19th- and 17th-round choices in their respective league drafts. Bellino went on to serve in the Navy for four years, deciding to resign while he was in Vietnam. Upon submitting his letter of resignation to the Pentagon, the Redskins sent him a telegram inviting him to their training camp, while the Patriots offered him a contract. Expecting very few job opportunities upon his discharge, Bellino opted to sign with Boston. He played for the Patriots for three years as a kick/punt returner before retiring and joining the Naval Reserve.

The 1963 season saw quarterback Roger Staubach become the Naval Academy's second Heisman winner as he led the Midshipmen to their final victory over Notre Dame until 2007 and a #2 ranking in the AP Poll. Entering his senior year, he was drafted by the Cowboys with their tenth-round pick and the AFL's Chiefs with their 16th rounder, and although he attended the former's Training Camp, he would not play for them until after his military service. After coaching the Academy's Plebe team for six months followed by attending the Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia, Staubach served four years in Vietnam as a member of the Supply Corps; he worked in the Personal Effects Division of the Naval Support Activity and at a petroleum supply site in Đà Nẵng alongside friend and fellow Navy teammate/1964 co-captain Fred Marlin, with whom Staubach played catch with in his downtime, before working at another supply station in Chu Lai. There, he frequently practiced in an open field that was eventually nicknamed Staubach Stadium. When he returned from Vietnam, Staubach formally joined the Cowboys in 1969. The rest is history.

In the 1978 Holiday Bowl, wide receiver Phil McConkey led Navy in a late 13-point comeback against BYU, scoring a touchdown and being named MVP. As he began his five-year commitment, McConkey had little expectation of becoming an NFL player.

"'What a great way to end your football career,' I thought. […] I'm looking at at least five years active duty in the Navy," McConkey said in a 2017 interview. "I mean, Roger Staubach did it, but he was a legend – a godlike figure – to me and many of us at the time, so no way I was gonna play pro football."

He became a helicopter pilot for the Navy, though the dream of becoming a pro football player lingered in his mind. During his service, McConkey was contacted by Navy coach Steve Belichick, who offered him a tryout with the Giants, a team that had son Bill as a defensive coach. Ironically, the Giants were coached by Bill Parcells, who was a defensive coordinator at Army in the 1960s and head coach of the Air Force Falcons in 1978. McConkey was denied the chance by the Navy until his service was up; once it ended, he tried out once again and made the roster in 1984.

McConkey was the Giants' return specialist and sporadic receiver in 1984 and 1985, but entering the 1986 season, he was released and signed by the Packers. After spending four games in Green Bay, he was traded back to the Giants for, to quote Parcells, "two clipboards and a dummy." Unlike during his first stint, McConkey was utilized as a receiver more often in addition to his duties as punt returner, and was a popular player among his teammates and fans. The Giants made the Super Bowl that year against the Broncos, where McConkey nearly scored a touchdown during the game but was ruled short. On New York’s final pass of the game, the receiver finally got his score off a deflected pass. To add to his eventful day, he found a security guard's gun on the field after the game, to which he remarked in a postgame conference, "'You know, I scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl, helped my team, and saved some lives all in a day's work.'"

"It gives me chills to this day. I was in this position, in my thoughts and mind and dreams, billions of times before. Since I was six years old. I was there, and odds weren't so great of me being in that position. But for the rest of my life, I can always say I was on the New York Giants and we won Super Bowl XXI, and I helped."

Running back Napoleon McCallum received offers from various schools to play defensive back, but committed to the Naval Academy as the coaches permitted him to play RB. McCallum went on to become a two-time All-American and set Navy rushing records, including an NCAA record 7,172 career all-purpose yards. The 2003 CFB Hall of Famer was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders with their fourth-round pick in the 1986 Draft.

Unlike players like Staubach and McConkey, who had to delay their pro careers until their five-year service was up, McCallum was able to play in addition to serving, a decision that, along with the reduction of Navy basketball star David Robinson's five-year commitment to just two, raised discussion among members of the military and Congress. Senator Gordon J. Humphrey was skeptical of the alleged “favorable treatment” that service academy student-athletes received, and Assistant Comptroller General Frank C. Conahan responded by pointing out there was no Department of Defense policy regarding such athletes playing professional sports. After all, Title 10 of the U.S. Code, Section 717 allows servicemen to compete in international events like the Pan-American Games and the Olympics.

"DOD views participation in professional sports as a form of off-duty employment, which is allowed under Title 19 U.S. Code, Section 973, as long as such employment does not interfere with the officer's military duties," Conahan wrote.

A similar situation occurred in 1982 when Navy running back-turned-Marine Corps supply officer Eddie Meyers unsuccessfully lobbied to have his military commitment feature extended tours in exchange for the ability to play for the Atlanta Falcons, for whom he had worked out with at their Training Camps and had signed a three-year contract with. After McCallum was permitted to play and serve, Meyers attempted to apply for the same treatment, but was once again denied.

"Lt. Meyers incurred his military obligation to his country when he sought and accepted a free four-year education at the Naval Academy and a commission in the Marine Corps," Marine Commandant Paul X. Kelley declared.

"To approve his request for a cross-country transfer to Atlanta, where there is no appropriate billet for him, would be a shameful waste of scarce defense dollars and a violation of the public trust. He is a school-trained supply officer who is filling a billet at Camp Pendleton, which requires schooling, rank and expertise."

In contrast to Meyers' predicament, the Navy placed McCallum aboard the USS Peleliu in nearby Long Beach, enabling him to serve on a ship in close proximity to the Raiders. Secretary of the Navy John Lehman said he had received a recommendation from the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, who convinced him that McCallum would assist in giving the Naval Academy national exposure. Other Navy officials in favor of the move argued such a move would increase the Academy's reputation among minorities; for example, an Academy staffer pointed out McCallum's popularity among inner-city schools, which resulted in much larger crowd turnouts when he gave presentations on the Academy.

However, when Lehman was replaced by Jim Webb, Webb reversed position and ruled no preferences were to be granted to athletes, an announcement that Lehman found unfair towards those targeted. McCallum was eventually reassigned to the USS California, a ship that was stationed 400 miles away from Los Angeles and was deployed to the Indian Ocean at the time, which prevented him from continuing to play. After the conclusion of his service, he returned to the Raiders in 1990, where he was the backup to Marcus Allen and was frequently on special teams. Four years later, in the 1994 season opener against the 49ers, McCallum gruesomely dislocated his knee, ending his playing career.

In the 1993 NFL Draft, both a Midshipman and former midshipman were picked in the seventh round: kicker Todd Peterson was the latter, spending two years at the school before transferring to Georgia as he was unhappy with the Academy's academic and athletic programs, and was drafted by the Giants. He was cut by the team before the season began and would not make his NFL debut until 1994 with the Cardinals. He later played for the Seahawks, Chiefs, Steelers, 49ers, and Falcons. The other seventh-round Navy player was defensive lineman Bob Kuberski, whose request for a deferred service was denied, by the Packers. Instead of the five-year term, however, he was able to cut it to two upon receiving an honorable discharge for assisting in compensating the Naval Academy for his tuition. Kuberski recorded two sacks in Green Bay and later played for the Patriots before retiring. He is a trustee of the United States Naval Academy Foundation and a Navy Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

A year later, two more ex-Navy players were selected: the Patriots drafted tackle Max Lane with their sixth-rounder, while the Raiders used their seventh-rounder on linebacker Rob Holmberg. Lane, who was described by Navy coach George Chaump as "one of the finest offensive linemen in the country,", was expelled from the Academy after being caught cheating on a test. He went on to play seven seasons and start 70 games in New England, joined Kuberski as the only Midshipmen on the Super Bowl XXXI team rosters, and was named to the Patriots' All-1990s Team. Holmberg, who was an aspiring Naval pilot and receiver at Navy until he moved to Penn State and became a linebacker, played four years with the Raiders before he bounced between various teams until 2001, including the Colts, Jets, Vikings, Patriots, Panthers, and Packers.

The wave of drafting ex-Midshipmen continued in 1998 with the selection of offensive lineman Mike Wahle by the Packers; Wahle arrived in Annapolis as a tight end but evolved into a 300-pound offensive lineman. After his junior season, he tested positive for steroids and was forced to leave the team. In the 1998 Supplemental Draft, the Packers used their second-round pick to select the offensive lineman. Wahle would later become a Pro Bowler with the Panthers in an 11-year NFL career.

In 1995, tight end Kevin Hickman was drafted by the Lions, though he left the Naval Academy to become a pro football player. He appeared in 13 games from 1995 to 1998. In 2001, he became the Athletic Director at Bishop Gorman High School and currently serves the same role at St. Edward High School. Hickman would be the last player with experience at the Academy to be selected in the standard NFL Draft for the next 20 years.

Two-time Army/Navy Game MVP and fullback Kyle Eckel was on the Patriots and Dolphins in 2005, though as he was serving his duty, he was on the Reserve/Military list. In 2006, he was kicked out for undisclosed reasons and was forced to pay back his tuition to the Academy. He eventually returned to the Patriots and was a member of the Super Bowl XLII-appearing team. After a year in Philadelphia, he won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints in 2009.

During his first year at the Naval Academy in 2006, defensive back Jeromy Miles started 11 games, ranked sixth in the team in tackles (61), recorded two interceptions, and was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Satisfied with his performance during his freshman year but also struggling with the military lifestyle, Miles transferred to the University of Massachusetts to better pursue a professional career. He spent four years with the Bengals, followed by a two-year stint with the Ravens in 2013 and 2014.

20 years after Hickman was drafted and 22 years after Kuberski became the last Navy graduate to be drafted, the Patriots selected Navy long snapper Joe Cardona with their fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is currently a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserves in addition to his role as the Patriots long snapper. During his rookie year and prior to his transition into the Reserves, Cardona worked at the Naval Preparatory Academy in nearby Newport, Rhode Island, along with playing for New England. He was the only active NFL player in addition to being an active duty serviceman.

"You can tell he's just so disciplined, coming from the Naval Academy; he's come in and worked hard, kept his head down, and he's humble and has a lot of respect for everyone and how they do it," kicker Stephen Gostkowski said about his long snapper. "He has his job on the side serving our country, which is some of the highest respect you can have. It's the kind of thing I've never been around and it's been cool to be a part of."

Cardona is not the first Midshipman to play under head coach Bill Belichick; fullback Eric Kettani was on the Patriots practice squad from 2009 to 2012 in addition to serving on active duty, though he became the first player to be released from it after just three years when he negotiated for him to spend seven years in the Naval Reserves with public affairs in addition to playing in the NFL. He would later spend time on the practice squads of the Redskins, Jaguars, Chiefs, and Patriots. After leaving the NFL, Kettani worked for the Chief of Naval Information at the Pentagon and is also an artist, creating paintings that incorporate various three-dimensional objects like cleats and even painted one to commemorate Billy Cundiff's missed field goal that sent New England to Super Bowl XLVI, which was later given to Robert Kraft.

"When he missed that kick, the whole building felt like it was Myra [Kraft] blowing the kick left," Kraft said in a 2012 interview with The Washington Post. "This painting is a way for me to hold on to her memory. It really is special to me. I was just so overwhelmed. It meant so much to me that while he was on reserve, he found the time to create it. To be honest, seeing it there serves as a memory of a special season."

From 2012 to 2015, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds enjoyed a prolific four-year career that saw him become the NCAA's all-time touchdown leader (88) and a fan favorite for the Heisman during his senior year until he was controversially removed from the ESPN fan ballot (and eventually readded) and was ultimately not invited to the ceremony. In the 2016 Draft, he was selected by the Ravens with their sixth rounder to play receiver. At his Naval Academy graduation, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter approved a postponement of Reynolds' five-year service, a move supported by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who described the quarterback-turned-receiver as a strong ambassador for the Academy.

"When we have guys coming out of the Naval Academy who go on and play professional sports, or go on and do other things that are high profile, it gives us a chance to show who we are and show the type of people that we attract and recruit," Mabus stated.

Reynolds spent much of the 2016 season on the practice squad before being activated for the final week of the season, though he saw no action. He is currently on the Redskins practice squad.

While in Annapolis, fullback Chris Swain scored 20 career touchdowns and joined Reynolds in engineering the second-ranked rushing offense in the nation in 2015, scoring ten touchdowns to go with Reynolds' 24. Like his quarterback, Swain received a deferment on his commitment from Carter. Despite not being selected in the 2016 Draft, Swain captured the attention of NFL teams and signed with the Chargers.

"Chris has two jobs," Chargers GM Tom Telesco commented. "We have 90 guys, and 89 of them have one job but he has two. The fact that we are a city with a big military presence helps as he'll be able to do both jobs here. Every kid that plays for the Naval Academy, Air Force, West Point or the Coast Guard, they all know going in that serving our country is their first priority. If the chance to play in the NFL comes along, great. But they attend those places for a reason, and that's to serve our country. He is prepared to take on both tasks, and I think he'll be able to do that."

Swain was eventually placed on San Diego's practice squad, where he spent much of the 2016 regular season. In 2017, he signed with the Jets during the offseason, but was released in May.


In total, that makes 36 Naval Academy football members who have some sort of connection with an NFL, AAFC, or AFL team, with 26 going on to play in an NFL/AAFC/AFL regular season game.

GO NAVY!


References

Do not commit your seeded phrase to memory(?)

Preface: This is a shower thought I had yesterday, and would love to discuss the future of bitcoin and maybe some of you folks can answer my questions or correct my assumptions.

Let's imagine a perfect world for Bitcoin Hodlers: bitcoin is ubiquitous and used as the main currency for the exchange of goods and services. One bitcoin is now 1 million dollars, and centralized banks have ceased to exist. Everything seems perfect in this world, but most of us ignore a very real and dangerous threat: how easy it is for someone to put a gun to your head and demands you to hand over all of your bitcoins. You pull out your hardware wallet, and transfer all your funds to the criminal. There's no bank that can reverse your transaction, and your entire life savings is gone. What can we do about this? My solution would be to have a dummy wallet that has only a fraction of your real wallet. Would this work?

I've read suggestions for hardware wallets that you should commit your seeded phrase to memory. Woudn't this set a precedence for robbers and thieves to assume that everyone has memorized their passphrase and try to steal as many seeded phrases as possible? Going with my previous solution would still circumvent this I guess, just commit your dummy wallets passphrase to memory and give that to the thieves?

In a similar vain, imagine all the thefts and robbery that can happen in your homes instead of the streets. Remember, there's no banks anymore, you are your bank. Every home is now an opportunity for a heist. But the average home lacks all the security measures pertaining to a bank: bullet proof windows, a button that will call the police immediately, and security guards posted outside. Now a robber can break into your house, wait for you to come home, and then demands all of your bitcoin. What's the solution to this? Not everyone can afford highly secured houses…

I'm not trying to spread FUD, I am just a curious individual that would like to know the solution to these very real problems.

[OFFICIAL] Daily LEO Job Listing for Sat, December 09th 2017

Law Enforcement Jobs Open Sat, December 09th 2017

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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Donald Trump with real bodysuit/face effects prank.

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Hello everyone, I have seen lots of public pranks about “Donald Trump”. But, in ALL of the pranks I have neither seen any actual real-ish looking pranks. I am gonna go to an actual movie make up artist and have a realistic face of Donald Trump put onto me as well as a full body suit. I plan to as well hire a limousine as well as 4-5 look-a-like security guards and go throughout several different major cities and see how this turns out. It could turn out horribly (for me that is, I will be wearing a Level IV kevlar bullet proof vest under the body suit) or turn out actually funny/thrilling. I will have a hired camera team following me around to watch me secretly but I also expect paparazzi to show up as well as potentially news stations as I plan to visit parts of California/New York/Texas and a few other states. In total I plan to record the whole thing and then snip it down to the best parts the crowd would like the most. I am asking for any donations from people that would like to see this happen. The donations would be going to hiring the film crew/limo crew/security(dressed as president’s security)/plane tickets/as well as whatever else is needed for the production.

I plan to have this take place in February-March of this year as I have contact several people already and many will not help me with it but I have found a professional makeup artist who has worked with actors/extras in movies as well as security. The limo service will have to be hired independently as for when I go around to the different major cities. These videos will be uploaded to youtube without ad’s for everyone’s enjoyment.

For donations(any amount helps towards doing this, So far I have received about $600 from local friends and people who are interested in watching to see what happens. I have been told by many police stations they cannot allocate resources for me because I am not the actual president.

I wanted this to be a soley crypto-currency funded prank. Please feel free to up vote this or donate if you would like to see the prank and hope that I do not die. (I do not want to. But, the only “pranks” I have seen were people wearing masks or hats and the like. I plan to go full out.)

Donations, Bitcoin: 177uoQuGiFaY5mVrRjFBkhmkjkfiTz9ZGW Either: 0xC85054f6B8Ace235eb104D8Cc1ab12EE1a8DC7c1

Doing a prank of “donald trump”

Hello everyone, I have seen lots of public pranks about “Donald Trump”. But, in ALL of the pranks I have neither seen any actual real-ish looking pranks. I am gonna go to an actual movie make up artist and have a realistic face of Donald Trump put onto me as well as a full body suit. I plan to as well hire a limousine as well as 4-5 look-a-like security guards and go throughout several different major cities and see how this turns out. It could turn out horribly (for me that is, I will be wearing a Level IV kevlar bullet proof vest under the body suit) or turn out actually funny/thrilling. I will have a hired camera team following me around to watch me secretly but I also expect paparazzi to show up as well as potentially news stations as I plan to visit parts of California/New York/Texas and a few other states. In total I plan to record the whole thing and then snip it down to the best parts the crowd would like the most. I am asking for any donations from people that would like to see this happen. The donations would be going to hiring the film crew/limo crew/security(dressed as president’s security)/plane tickets/as well as whatever else is needed for the production.

I plan to have this take place in February-March of this year as I have contact several people already and many will not help me with it but I have found a professional makeup artist who has worked with actors/extras in movies as well as security. The limo service will have to be hired independently as for when I go around to the different major cities. These videos will be uploaded to youtube without ad’s for everyone’s enjoyment.

For donations(any amount helps towards doing this, So far I have received about $600 from local friends and people who are interested in watching to see what happens. I have been told by many police stations they cannot allocate resources for me because I am not the actual president.

I wanted this to be a soley crypto-currency funded prank. Please feel free to up vote this or donate if you would like to see the prank and hope that I do not die. (I do not want to. But, the only “pranks” I have seen were people wearing masks or hats and the like. I plan to go full out.)

Donations, Bitcoin: 177uoQuGiFaY5mVrRjFBkhmkjkfiTz9ZGW Either: 0xC85054f6B8Ace235eb104D8Cc1ab12EE1a8DC7c1

Doing a prank of “The Donald”

Hello everyone, I have seen lots of public pranks about “Donald Trump”. But, in ALL of the pranks I have neither seen any actual real-ish looking pranks. I am gonna go to an actual movie make up artist and have a realistic face of Donald Trump put onto me as well as a full body suit. I plan to as well hire a limousine as well as 4-5 look-a-like security guards and go throughout several different major cities and see how this turns out. It could turn out horribly (for me that is, I will be wearing a Level IV kevlar bullet proof vest under the body suit) or turn out actually funny/thrilling. I will have a hired camera team following me around to watch me secretly but I also expect paparazzi to show up as well as potentially news stations as I plan to visit parts of California/New York/Texas and a few other states. In total I plan to record the whole thing and then snip it down to the best parts the crowd would like the most. I am asking for any donations from people that would like to see this happen. The donations would be going to hiring the film crew/limo crew/security(dressed as president’s security)/plane tickets/as well as whatever else is needed for the production.

I plan to have this take place in February-March of this year as I have contact several people already and many will not help me with it but I have found a professional makeup artist who has worked with actors/extras in movies as well as security. The limo service will have to be hired independently as for when I go around to the different major cities. These videos will be uploaded to youtube without ad’s for everyone’s enjoyment.

For donations(any amount helps towards doing this, So far I have received about $600 from local friends and people who are interested in watching to see what happens. I have been told by many police stations they cannot allocate resources for me because I am not the actual president.

I wanted this to be a soley crypto-currency funded prank. Please feel free to up vote this or donate if you would like to see the prank and hope that I do not die. (I do not want to. But, the only “pranks” I have seen were people wearing masks or hats and the like. I plan to go full out.)

Donations, Bitcoin: 177uoQuGiFaY5mVrRjFBkhmkjkfiTz9ZGW Either: 0xC85054f6B8Ace235eb104D8Cc1ab12EE1a8DC7c1

Plan on doing a prank, fully in suit of “donald trump” :)

Hello everyone, I have seen lots of public pranks about “Donald Trump”. But, in ALL of the pranks I have neither seen any actual real-ish looking pranks. I am gonna go to an actual movie make up artist and have a realistic face of Donald Trump put onto me as well as a full body suit. I plan to as well hire a limousine as well as 4-5 look-a-like security guards and go throughout several different major cities and see how this turns out. It could turn out horribly (for me that is, I will be wearing a Level IV kevlar bullet proof vest under the body suit) or turn out actually funny/thrilling. I will have a hired camera team following me around to watch me secretly but I also expect paparazzi to show up as well as potentially news stations as I plan to visit parts of California/New York/Texas and a few other states. In total I plan to record the whole thing and then snip it down to the best parts the crowd would like the most. I am asking for any donations from people that would like to see this happen. The donations would be going to hiring the film crew/limo crew/security(dressed as president’s security)/plane tickets/as well as whatever else is needed for the production.

I plan to have this take place in February-March of this year as I have contact several people already and many will not help me with it but I have found a professional makeup artist who has worked with actors/extras in movies as well as security. The limo service will have to be hired independently as for when I go around to the different major cities. These videos will be uploaded to youtube without ad’s for everyone’s enjoyment.

For donations(any amount helps towards doing this, So far I have received about $600 from local friends and people who are interested in watching to see what happens. I have been told by many police stations they cannot allocate resources for me because I am not the actual president.

I wanted this to be a soley crypto-currency funded prank. Please feel free to up vote this or donate if you would like to see the prank and hope that I do not die. (I do not want to. But, the only “pranks” I have seen were people wearing masks or hats and the like. I plan to go full out.)

Donations, Bitcoin: 177uoQuGiFaY5mVrRjFBkhmkjkfiTz9ZGW Either: 0xC85054f6B8Ace235eb104D8Cc1ab12EE1a8DC7c1

12-08 19:43 – ‘Donald Trump with real bodysuit/face effects prank.’ (self.Bitcoin) by /u/bitcoinlover1234 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 59-69min

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Hello everyone, I have seen lots of public pranks about “Donald Trump”. But, in ALL of the pranks I have neither seen any actual real-ish looking pranks. I am gonna go to an actual movie make up artist and have a realistic face of Donald Trump put onto me as well as a full body suit. I plan to as well hire a limousine as well as 4-5 look-a-like security guards and go throughout several different major cities and see how this turns out. It could turn out horribly (for me that is, I will be wearing a Level IV kevlar bullet proof vest under the body suit) or turn out actually funny/thrilling. I will have a hired camera team following me around to watch me secretly but I also expect paparazzi to show up as well as potentially news stations as I plan to visit parts of California/New York/Texas and a few other states. In total I plan to record the whole thing and then snip it down to the best parts the crowd would like the most. I am asking for any donations from people that would like to see this happen. The donations would be going to hiring the film crew/limo crew/security(dressed as president’s security)/plane tickets/as well as whatever else is needed for the production.

I plan to have this take place in February-March of this year as I have contact several people already and many will not help me with it but I have found a professional makeup artist who has worked with actors/extras in movies as well as security. The limo service will have to be hired independently as for when I go around to the different major cities. These videos will be uploaded to youtube without ad’s for everyone’s enjoyment.

For donations(any amount helps towards doing this, So far I have received about $600 from local friends and people who are interested in watching to see what happens. I have been told by many police stations they cannot allocate resources for me because I am not the actual president.

I wanted this to be a soley crypto-currency funded prank. Please feel free to up vote this or donate if you would like to see the prank and hope that I do not die. (I do not want to. But, the only “pranks” I have seen were people wearing masks or hats and the like. I plan to go full out.)

Donations, Bitcoin: 177uoQuGiFaY5mVrRjFBkhmkjkfiTz9ZGW Either: 0xC85054f6B8Ace235eb104D8Cc1ab12EE1a8DC7c1

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Donald Trump with real bodysuit/face effects prank.

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Author: /u/bitcoinlover1234