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« Reply #10395 on: Apr 3rd, 2014, 8:59pm »

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I'm stuck in the other wing..I used all my passes and can't get another one until May..cause i stole the attendants, Jimmy the Lurchs, cigarettes...
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Would anyone in their right mind turn their alarm in to google after this?
Nest Labs Stops Selling Its Smoke Detector

By NICK WINGFIELDAPRIL 3, 2014

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Nest Labs, the home automation company recently acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, said on Thursday that it was halting sales of its smoke and carbon monoxide detector over safety concerns.

Tony Fadell, the chief executive of Nest, said in a letter posted on Nest’s website that it would stop selling the product, Nest Protect, until it fixed a problem with a feature that lets people temporarily disable the alarm by waving their hands in front of the detector. Mr. Fadell said Nest was concerned that the feature could be unintentionally activated, potentially delaying the alarm from going off if there was a fire.

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Nest also said it was immediately deactivating the feature, which it calls Nest Wave, on smoke detectors already purchased, something it can do remotely. Mr. Fadell said the smoke and carbon monoxide detection capabilities of the alarms would continue to function.

“We’re enormously sorry for the inconvenience caused by this issue,” Mr. Fadell wrote. “The team and I are dedicated to ensuring that we can stand behind each Nest product that comes into your home, and your 100 percent satisfaction and safety are what motivates us. Please know that the entire Nest team and I are focused on fixing this problem and continuing to improve our current products in every way possible.”

He said Nest was not aware of any customers who had experienced the problem.

The problems are a rare blemish for a company that has won widespread praise for the care it has put into its products, which also include a high-tech thermostat. Mr. Fadell, a former Apple executive who was instrumental in the creation of the iPod and iPhone, has sought to bring the elegance and ease of use of those devices to home appliances that were largely overlooked by the tech industry.

With Nest’s acquisition by Google early this year, Mr. Fadell reports directly to Larry Page, Google’s chief executive — a sign of how central Nest will be to the search company’s hardware ambitions.

The wave feature that is the source of its smoke detector’s problems is a prime example of how Nest has tried to simplify one of the least glamorous devices in the home. Anyone with a conventional smoke detector knows how easily false alarms can be set off by burned toast and other events that pose no threat to life, sending homeowners scurrying for ladders to remove the smoke detectors and frantically waving towels to silence them.

Nest Wave was designed to make it easier to silence the alarm temporarily by simply waving one’s arms beneath it. In his letter, Mr. Fadell said the company regularly conducts laboratory tests of its products and said it recently “observed a unique combination of circumstances” that made it question whether the alarm could unintentionally be silenced.

The company said that movements near the product that are not intended as a wave could be misinterpreted by the detector’s software algorithms.

The wave function silences the Nest Protect only temporarily. If smoky conditions persist, the alarm is designed to sound again. It cannot be silenced in dense and dangerous smoke conditions. Mr. Fadell said Nest would send software updates to its existing customers turning the wave feature back on once it had developed a fix for the issue. The company will offer refunds on the smoke detector to anyone who wants to return the product.
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Frank E. Gillett, an analyst at Forrester Research, said Nest’s apparent proactive effort to address safety concerns on its own could help the company contain any fallout from the issue. “If they identified the problem and immediately jumped on it and took a conservative approach, that is the right thing to do,” Mr. Gillett said.

The issue with Nest could be a harbinger of issues that people face as technologies seep into new parts of the home. There are now Internet-connected door locks, light bulbs, refrigerators and power outlets, many of which can be controlled through smartphone apps intended to make them smarter and more programmable. There are sensors that detect water leaks from dishwashers, hot water heaters and clothes washers.

Timers on lights can be set with a few swipes on a touch screen, while a parent can remotely unlock a front door for a teenager who has misplaced house keys. These and Nest’s products are part of a broader wave of products sometimes referred to as the Internet of things, a fabric of once-dumb devices that are joining smartphones, PCs and tablets in the online world.

Connected home products, especially those meant to sense dangerous situations, create new possibilities for costly mistakes. Computer researchers have warned about the security risks posed by them, saying the devices will become increasingly appetizing targets for hackers as they proliferate in numbers. While a computer virus may be irritating, malicious code that unlocks front doors could pose an entirely new set of risks.

No matter how careful technology companies are, said Mr. Gillett, home devices will encounter problems like the one Nest is facing with its smoke detector. “It’s emblematic of the glitches and teething pains we’re going to have in all these connected devices,” he said.
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« Reply #10396 on: Apr 4th, 2014, 07:38am »

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Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to engineers. Biomedical devices using micro-sized microbial fuel cells would be portable and have their energy source available anywhere.

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« Reply #10397 on: Apr 4th, 2014, 08:26am »

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« Reply #10398 on: Apr 4th, 2014, 08:28am »

on Apr 4th, 2014, 07:38am, Swamprat wrote:
Breaking science news of the day:

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April 3, 2014
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Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to engineers. Biomedical devices using micro-sized microbial fuel cells would be portable and have their energy source available anywhere.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140403105814.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmatter_energy+%28Matter+%26+Energy+News+--+ScienceDaily%29



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Real fairies? Decide for yourself, says lecturer

A university lecturer claims to have photographed fairies in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire.

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A university lecturer appears to have let his imagination fly by claiming he has photographed real fairies.

John Hyatt, 53, insists his photos, which look suspiciously like small winged insects, prove the magic creatures exist in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.

The Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University has put the photos, taken over the past two years, on display in a special exhibition.

He said: “It was a bit of a shock when I blew them up, I did a double take.

“I went out afterwards and took pictures of flies and gnats and they just don’t look the same.

"People can decide for themselves what they are.

"The message to people is to approach them with an open mind.

"I think it's one of those situations where you need to believe to see.

"A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought a little bit of magic into their lives and there's not enough of that around."

Mr Hyatt, who lives Rawtenstall, has posted some of his images on social media and his exhibition, called Rossendale Fairies, will be on show at The Whitaker Museum in Whitaker Park in Rossendale, throughout the spring.

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U.S. marches to tick of new clock

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The atomic clock NIST-F2 has launched as the country’s official civilian time and frequency standard, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo., announced at a press conference April 3. Now the world’s best standard-setting clock, NIST-F2 has about three times the accuracy of NIST-F1, which has helped synchronize U.S. telecommunications networks and power grids since 1999. NIST-F2 is accurate to 10 trillionths of a second per day, or 1 second per 300 million years.

Both atomic clocks measure the laser frequency required to excite cesium atoms, which the international community uses to define the second. Researchers squeezed more accuracy out of NIST-F2 by lowering its operating temperature from 27 degrees Celsius to -193, limiting complications caused by the walls of the room reradiating heat.

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New Laser Prods Lightning

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Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida have developed a new type of laser technology capable of sending high-intensity beams through the atmosphere much farther than what was previously possible. The research, which was recently published in the journal Nature Photonics, is still in the laboratory phase. However, with further development, this technology could be used to divert lightning bolts away from buildings in the future.

Here’s how that works. When the laser is fired, the high intensity beam leaves a channel of plasma (ionized molecules stripped of their electrons) in its wake. This column of plasma, in theory, could provide lightning bolts with a path of least resistance to the surface of the Earth, and thereby encourage them to strike in a specific place.

Up until recently, sending a laser beam high enough into the atmosphere to make this possible was difficult because, despite their intensity, singular high-intensity beams tend to disappear over distances greater than a few feet. This is due to diffraction –the effect of light being bent and diffused as it passes through the air, which ultimately causes the beam to lose its focus as it travels further.

The researchers were able to overcome this phenomenon and achieve considerably greater distances with a clever trick: embedding the primary high-intensity beam inside of a second beam of lower intensity. As the inner beam travels through the air, the second beam (called a dress beam) refuels it, and provides it with enough energy to travel much greater distances than what was previously achievable. In lab tests, scientists were able to extend the range of the lasers from 10 inches to around seven feet — nearly a tenfold increase. Simulations have shown that by scaling up the technology to atmospheric proportions, the range of laser filaments could reach as high as 165 feet, thereby making lightning control a viable possibility.

The development of the new laser technology was supported by a five-year, 7.5 million-dollar US Department of Defense grant awarded to a group of researchers led by Jerome Maloney, a mathematics and optical sciences professor at the University of Arizona. Maloney is heading up the multidisciplinary, multi-institution research effort to investigate ultra-short laser pulses, with a focus on how they affect the atmosphere and ways to improve their propagation over large distances.

We’re sure the military is thrilled by the prospect of raining down lighting on its enemies. Find out more here.



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It seems to me our enemies solved the problem of damaging things a long time ago..far more cheaply
and effectively..if the global rashes of forest fires were any indication..
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Hey Sys cheesy

Arizona has some hysterical lightning to begin with! Just what we need, BIGGER AND UGLIER lightning!

I laughed so hard when I saw that shot of Buster Keaton that I had to use it as an avatar. It's from "The Navigator" 1924.

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UFO suspicions still cloud disappearance of Frederick Valentich

April 05, 2014 8:00PM

THE mystery of what became of pilot Frederick Valentich who disappeared mid-flight off the Victorian coast 36 years ago while telling air traffic control he was being followed by a UFO might never be solved.

But recently unearthed papers do shed some light on the bizarre incident.

Air safety investigation documents reveal an engine cowl flap from the same model Cessna 182 aircraft he was flying in 1978 washed ashore at Flinders Island five years after he vanished.

But opinions were divided on whether the 30cm long component, broken in three pieces and corroded, came from Valentich’s doomed plane.

And now it appears the part may have been lost or scrapped.

Frederick’s brother Richard has called on aviation authorities to ascertain whether the cowl debris remains in storage somewhere. Modern tests could verify if it was in the salt water of Bass Strait for five years.

“If there is some evidence that can link it then it is worth pursuing,” Mr Valentich, 47 said.

In a bizarre coincidence, investigation documents held by the National Archives of Australia also show Frederick Valentich had spoken to his girlfriend about being taken by a UFO just a week before his Cessna disappeared.

Valentich told Melbourne air traffic control he was being followed by a long metallic, unidentified aircraft with four bright lights which at times moved at high speed or orbited above his plane, before reporting his engine was failing.

Nothing further was ever heard from him.

An intensive sea search at the time found no trace of the plane or 20-year-old Valentich, who months earlier had accessed confidential RAAF reports about UFO sightings.

Conclusions that the young pilot who was apparently fascinated with aliens faked his own UFO abduction or crashed into Bass Strait as a result of disorientation are still rejected by the Valentich family and those who know them well.

The official Department of Transport investigation report listed a number of hypotheses, including “UFO intervention”, disorientation, hoaxes including a controlled landing on the sea and escape, a landing in a remote location, or a crash in which the wreckage has simply not been found.

But in the wake of a fruitless four-day search for debris off Cape Otway — by at least eight vessels and an Orion aircraft — the Dot stated “it seems likely that the aircraft did not crash in the sea between Cape Otway and King Island”.

Valentich, who had 150 hours flying experience, took off from Moorabbin airport at 6.19pm on October 21, 1978, to fly to King Island, northwest of Tasmania.

Numerous reports were made that night from members of the public of a “fast moving brilliant white light” but the Mt Stromlo Observatory near Canberra also advised the period was “the peak of the meteorite stream with 10-15 sightings per hour achieved”.

The Cessna cowl flap, with partial serial numbers matching the 182L model, was found on May 16, 1983 some 320km from Cape Otway, and prompted hope the mystery would finally be solved.

But Steve Robey, the air traffic controller who spoke to Valentich on that fateful evening, doesn’t believe it’s from the same Cessna, registration VH-DSJ.

“It’s still an open case,” Mr Robey, himself a licensed pilot, said.

“If it was much closer to the area where he went down you would consider it, but it’s an extremely long way, to the point I discounted it.”

Mr Robey said he was in a unique position to judge Valentich’s mental state at the time and got to know his family in the years after as decent, sensible people.

There was nothing in what Valentich said over the radio to Mr Robey, at Melbourne air traffic control, which indicated a hoax or disorientation and loss of bearings.

“He sounded genuine when he was talking to me.”

Mr Robey said NASA analysts had assessed the audio transcript and found Valentich to be under genuine stress.

Conversely, a Dot assessment of the audio said Valentich’s recorded voice appeared to remain “matter of fact”.

Mr Robey doesn’t believe Valentich was confusing the lights he saw with bright stars or a meteorite shower or that he was somehow inverted and seeing reflections off the water or the Otway lighthouse.

“If he suffered disorientation and crashed into the water you think they would have found a lot of debris.

“Surely there would have been something found during the intense searches, oil or something.”

While some oil was found in the area, it was deemed to be too much to come from a light aircraft and must have been marine based.

“He wasn’t disorientated when he spoke to me,” Mr Robey said.

But he concedes Valentich may have become disorientated after he lost radio contact and may have crashed in a remote area of the Otway ranges and the plane is yet to be found.

Another option Mr Robey doesn’t discount is that Valentich was indeed taken by a UFO or interfered with by an unidentified craft.

“The simple fact there was so much activity at the time (in sightings).”

He cites the dozens of UFO sightings and reports of unexplained lights both immediately before and after the Valentich disappearance that night.

In another strange coincidence, Mr Robey said he was working at air traffic control about five days later and another light aircraft pilot radioed him during a navigational flight above East Sale and reported being passed three times by an intensely bright light travelling at jet speed, coming close enough to force him to land his aircraft.

“I jokingly said to the guy next to me, ‘Here we go again’,” Mr Robey recalled.

Valentich’s father, Guido, who died in 2000, believed his son may have been abducted by aliens and the family visited the same spot at Cape Otway on each anniversary of his disappearance, where they erected a memorial.

But like the rest of the Valentich family, he never got the answers he needed.

Richard Valentich was 12 when his brother vanished but said there was no family fixation on UFOs.

“The concept of a UFO taking my brother is very far out there,” he said.

“Did he encounter something that made him crash? That may be more plausible. There’s a lot of theories out there but no one has proven anything.”

Mr Valentich said his brother would have been honestly and accurately describing what he saw, whatever it was.

He said his mother still held hope Frederick was alive, but the family just wanted to know, 36 years later, what happened.

“It’s like those people going through it now (with the Malaysia MH370 search), it’s the not knowing what happened.”

Royal Australian Navy research scientists were asked in 1983 whether the part found on Flinders Island, which was not buoyant, could have “walked” along the ocean floor from the Cape Otway search area over a five-year period.

The RAN responded by saying there were unusually strong sub-surface currents in that period which could have transported the debris that far.

But according to the-then Flinders Island airport manager Arthur Withers, whose son found the cowl flap opposite the northern runway washed up on a beach at Parry’s Bay, there were another two Cessnas of that type which lost similar parts during takeoff prior to 1983.

“The first thing we thought of is it may have been from the (Valentich) plane to King Island,” Mr Withers said. But given the other two incidents, it was more likely the cowl came from one of them but it was impossible to be sure.

Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) documents state the aluminium part was “greatly eroded” and that the “operating bolt, of steel, while heavily corroded, appears to have failed on impact or in flight (i.e. not by corrosion).”

Despite new technologies which could help indicate the age of the flap and whether it had remained in Bass Strait for some years, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which replaced BASI, have no record of what became of it and it may have now been discarded.

Valentich disappeared a year after the films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars were released and ignited an intense community interest in UFOs and the potential for extraterrestrial life.

Richard Valentich said he saw Star Wars with his brother but Frederick had what was, during the period, just a normal level of interest in UFOs.

BASI documents state Frederick — who was a member of an RAAF cadet program and had wanted to be an air force radio technician — was a “firm believer in UFOs” and that his mother had reported seeing one earlier in 1978.

“His (Valentich’s) belief had been strengthened recently when he was allowed to see the RAAF’s confidential files on UFOs at East Sale and Laverton,” BASI documents held by the National Archives show.

“He couldn’t discuss these details with his family as they were confidential.

“Frederick worried about attack from UFOs and what they could do.”

When investigators interviewed Valentich’s girlfriend, Rhonda Rushton, she told them of a conversation they had during a drive through the Dandenongs on October 15, 1978, just six days before he was last seen.

According to Ms Rushton, Valentich said: “If a UFO landed in front of me now, I would go in it, but never without you.”

Another twist in the case, identified in a Dot report, states Valentich told Ms Rushton he planned to meet her at 7.30pm on the evening of his flight to King Island.

Given his takeoff at 6.19pm, it was a time “he could not possibly keep,” the report states.

The Dot reports state Valentich gave two different reasons for taking his first night flight over water to King Island; telling family he was picking up crayfish but informing Moorabbin control he was collecting passengers.

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Japan to intercept any North Korea missile deemed a threat

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Sat Apr 5, 2014 9:56am EDT

(Reuters) - Japan will strike any North Korean ballistic missile that threatens to hit Japan in the coming weeks after Pyongyang recently fired medium-range missiles, a government source said on Saturday.

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which took effect on Thursday and runs through April 25, the day that marks the founding of North Korea's army, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Following the order, meant "to prepare for any additional missile launches," a destroyer was dispatched to the Sea of Japan and will fire if North Korea launches a missile that Tokyo deems in danger of striking or falling on Japanese territory, the source said.

Tensions have been building between North Korea and its neighbors since Pyongyang - in an apparent show of defiance - fired two Rodong missiles on March 26, just as the leaders of Japan, South Korea and the United States were sitting down to discuss containing the North Korean nuclear threat.

That first firing in four years of mid-range missiles that can hit Japan followed a series of short-range rocket launches over the past two months. The Rodong ballistic missiles fell into the sea after flying 650 km (400 miles), short of a maximum range thought to be some 1,300 km, Japan said.

Since then, North Korea has rattled sabres by firing artillery rounds into South Korean waters, prompting the South to fire back; South Korea has test-fired a new ballistic missile with a range of 500 km; and Pyongyang has threatened an unspecified "new form" of nuclear test.

At the same time, Japan and North Korea resumed talks - suspended since Pyongyang test-launched a long-range missile more than a year ago - over the North's nuclear and missile programs, as well as the fate of Japanese abducted in the 1970s and 1980s to help train North Korean spies.

Onodera has avoided publicly announcing the new missile-intercept order so as not to put a chill on those talks, Japanese media said.

He also did not deploy Patriot missile batteries that would be the last line of Defense against incoming warheads, the source told Reuters.

Japanese Aegis destroyers in the Sea of Japan are equipped with advanced radar equipment able to track multiple targets and carry missiles designed to take out targets at the edge of space.

(Writing by Tim Kelly and William Mallard; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

Death did not take place at CIA headquarters

BY: Bill Gertz
April 4, 2014 11:46 pm

A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.

CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.

“We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time.”

A source close to the agency said the man who died was a middle manager and the incident occurred after the man jumped from the fifth floor a building in Fairfax County.

Many agency employees are known to work under stressful conditions and high stress is considered a part of the profession, for the three general types of employees: Intelligence analysts and support personnel, technical services operators, and members of the clandestine services, the agency’s elite spying branch.

The CIA is known to operate or rent space in a number of semi-secret locations in the country, including at least one high-rise building in Tysons Corner.

The agency also operates a number of top-secret facilities used by its clandestine service officers, including agency safe houses.

No other details of the death could be learned.

The agency is currently engaged in a high profile dispute with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists.

Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation.

The agency subsequently reported that several Senate staff members had improperly and possibly illegally removed classified material from the CIA. The FBI was asked to investigate the mishandling of classified information in the case.

The agency is under pressure from Congress to declassify a 6,000-page report on agency interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, used to glean information from al Qaeda terrorists captured after the 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.

The agency also this week came under scrutiny from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence over the agency’s role in obscuring the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell told the committee that agency analysts concluded that a protest took place in advance of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Morrell testified that “subsequent information revealed this judgment to be incorrect.”

The CIA was operating a facility in Benghazi with a large number of agency personnel whose activities had not been made public.

Speculation about the CIA annex in Benghazi has focused on the agency’s role in supplying weapons to Libyan militias that in turn were shipping the arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/cia-official-dies-in-apparent-suicide/

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Washington Free Beacon

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

Death did not take place at CIA headquarters

BY: Bill Gertz
April 4, 2014 11:46 pm

A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.

CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.

“We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time.”

A source close to the agency said the man who died was a middle manager and the incident occurred after the man jumped from the fifth floor a building in Fairfax County.

Many agency employees are known to work under stressful conditions and high stress is considered a part of the profession, for the three general types of employees: Intelligence analysts and support personnel, technical services operators, and members of the clandestine services, the agency’s elite spying branch.

The CIA is known to operate or rent space in a number of semi-secret locations in the country, including at least one high-rise building in Tysons Corner.

The agency also operates a number of top-secret facilities used by its clandestine service officers, including agency safe houses.

No other details of the death could be learned.

The agency is currently engaged in a high profile dispute with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists.

Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation.

The agency subsequently reported that several Senate staff members had improperly and possibly illegally removed classified material from the CIA. The FBI was asked to investigate the mishandling of classified information in the case.

The agency is under pressure from Congress to declassify a 6,000-page report on agency interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, used to glean information from al Qaeda terrorists captured after the 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.

The agency also this week came under scrutiny from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence over the agency’s role in obscuring the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell told the committee that agency analysts concluded that a protest took place in advance of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Morrell testified that “subsequent information revealed this judgment to be incorrect.”

The CIA was operating a facility in Benghazi with a large number of agency personnel whose activities had not been made public.

Speculation about the CIA annex in Benghazi has focused on the agency’s role in supplying weapons to Libyan militias that in turn were shipping the arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/cia-official-dies-in-apparent-suicide/

Crystal




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ABN Amro Ex-CEO Found Dead
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/05/2014 - 18:17

A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible "family tragedy." This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter's) death. This is not the first C-level ABN Amro banker to be found dead. In 2009, former CFO Huibert Boumeester was discovered with (assumed self-inflicted) shotgun wounds.

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