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I could not believe it when I read this item in the Eugene, Oregon Register Guard. Alex Jones Infowars picked up the story:
Oregon Teachers Traumatized by Unannounced Shooter Drill Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!: Panic erupted on Friday at Pine Eagle Charter school in rural Oregon when two masked men carrying handguns burst into a teachers’ lounge and opened fire.
After the initial chaos, the terrified teachers realized the guns were firing blanks and that they were the subject of an unannounced shooter drill.
The little school in Halfway, Oregon was having an in-service day, so the children were at home at the time of the drill. The terrifying action has drawn criticism from many but Principal Cammie DeCastro has defended it, saying, ”For us not to know how we were going to respond is leaving us open”.
Much is strange about this! Why in such a small, out of the way school in rural Oregon? Whose idea, at the top, was this? What if one or more staff members were armed — concealed weapons carrier, for example – and opened fire in defense? What if someone had a heart attack or some other medical emergency response to the drill? Do “they” know something (predictive programming?) about this school and area others don’t? Are “they” planning something?
Yes, they succeeded in planting those oily ugly seeds of paranoia within us. Plans are being considered for “volunteer” community members to “watch over the school in shifts” and “arm teachers”:
The district’s Safety Committee and the School Board now will critically evaluate policies and procedures and decide what to do next, said DeCastro.
Armed teachers is one possible outcome, she said. Or the district may get armed and trained volunteers from the community to watch over the school in shifts, she said. Tougher doors and better locks are other options.
The article ends with this confusing sentence:
Had one of the teachers in that lounge already taken the time to prepare, the unannounced drill could have had tragic results.
Wait. If at least one of the teachers had been prepared, the drill would have had “tragic results?” Is there a typo, am I missing something, or is this intentionally confusing?
Clues in Location?
Returning to the location of the school: Halfway, in the Wallowa Mountains in Eastern Oregon, has a population of 288. Halfway’s history is interesting, as reported by OregonLive.com, which has a slightly fleshier article that’s bascially the same as the abridged version on Infowars:
Halfway, population 288, is the eastern Oregon ranching town that became world-famous 13 years ago as the globe’s first “Internet city.” The city council changed Halfway’s name to Half.com in return for $73,000 from a Philadelphia-based Internet bazaar of the same name that sold books, CDs, movies and the like on-line at half price.
The town got its old name back a year later when the on-line bazaar was sold to eBay. Now Halfway is back in the real world, where people sometimes enter schools and open fire.
Is Halfway “owned” by eBay, or a company in Philadelphia?
The OregonLIve article quotes a Ms. Gover, one of the teachers:
“We are so remote,” Gover said, “we are going to have to take care of ourselves.”
The above image came out pixalated like this; except it was more of a black dot. Immediately became pixalated when I tried to get a closer look by zooming in. I took it with a funky digital camera; a cheapo I bought on sale a few years ago at Radio Shack.
When I took the picture, I was just randomly taking shots of the sky. A few birds up there, but that was it. I didn’t see anything unusual in the sky at all; no UFOs, oddly shaped planes or craft, etc. (And I’m always hoping, of course!)
Got home, uploading the images. And this pixalated thing showed up. I’ve tried to get a clearer image; changing size, color, ratio, and so on but nothing. And I’m no camera expert, by any means.
So if anyone has any idea what this is — and my mind is going towards a cloaked craft of some kind, although, don’t get excited, it’s likely a government monitoring device — I welcome your opinions.
Yesterday, I posted a link at The Orange Orb to Mike Clelland’s blog post “I now know.” He “came out” and these two earlier posts of his give the context: Sleeping Under the Stars, and Line on a map across Southern Utah.)
I mentioned to Mike earlier that I had read his post about sleeping under the Utah skies, and, in a good example of denial/dancing (or scrambling) inside that loop, didn’t see the obvious. And as to my own life — and Jim’s — we still aren’t seeing the obvious.
So read the two posts Clelland has at his blog.
It’s blogs such as Mike Clelland’s, >Lucetia Heart, Jeremy Vaeni, and many others, that are the important stuff in UFOlogy. The “folk,” the witnesses, the experiencers, contactees, abductees, whatever label — the encounters presented just as they are, just as they’ve been experienced, by the ones who’ve experienced them. All of us are just trying to find out what happened. We journey through in various ways, but, in my experience (personal communications, intuitive feelings, shared or similar experiences, etc.) all of us are honest and clear in what we share with others.
Oregon beaches have been experiencing coyotes on the beaches for awhile now. I wrote about coyotes in the Newport area in May of 2010, for Oreogn L.O.W.F.I. I’ve heard them at night; it’s both a cool and an eerie sound to hear them so close, and right on the beach. But, like bear and deer in the area, the coyotes in human developed areas are a problem, for both humans and animals. There’s the reason why bear, deer, coyote, etc. are “infringing” in human populated areas. The animal’s habitat is being decreased, the animals move in. There are other reasons as well: for example, humans feeding wildlife, particularly bears. A Yachats, Oregon women was found guilty of feeding bears on her property; she was banned from living in the area) as I also blogged on L.O.W.F.I.
On Thursday, a five year old was bitten by a coyote on the beach in Nehalem State Park. (Nehalem is on the coast.) Wildlife authorities shot and killed the coyote; the child is undergoing a rabies shots series.
People feed the birds bread, popcorn, and junk food, which is very bad for the birds. Very bad. Please don’t do it.
Sharnelle Fee, director of state department’s Wildlife Center of the North Coast, said she has treated pelicans who have eaten hot dogs, doughnuts, potato chips and even chicken bones.
“When you have a hungry pelican, they’re going to eat anything you put in front of them,” Fee said. “These kinds of foods can actually kill them.”
Scientists advise people to avoid feeding any wildlife, but they are particularly strident in their appeals about pelicans because the availability of human food may be encouraging them to stay on the north coast during the winter instead of heading south to their Baja California breeding grounds.
The article also notes that the brown pelicans have been hanging around on the Oregon coast (we saw some a couple of years ago in November in Yachats) and they don’t know why that is. Climate changes/global warming wouldn’t have anything to do with it I suppose…