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Chain of Custody, Chapter 18: "30,000 Feet"

“Chain of Custody”
Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 18: “30,000 Feet”
Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, Amy Jimenez, Miles Morales, Teddy Altman
Rated M for language and adult content; 1,803 words

The concept of causation is an easy one: you track events back until you find the one pebble that started the ripple, the event that set off the chain reaction. Bruce can track his life back and back, from Detective Munroe’s appearance in their home, to Jessica Jones’s meddling, to a fire a few miles away, to his settled family life with Tony and Miles.

He’s not sure how the links fit together, or whether the chain might unravel.

But that’s never stopped him and Tony before, now has it?

In this chapter, Bruce, Tony, and all three children embark on an adventure, but it’s Bruce’s heart that soars.

And with that, “Chain of Custody” comes to a close, and my stomach twists because oh man, this story. I cannot believe it is done.

This mushroom fountain’s journey:

* manufactured in China I assume

* purchased for use as a decoration at a friend of thegeekgene’s bachelorette party

* that person gave it to thegeekgene afterwards

* thegeekgene forgot it in the trunk of her car for a while

* I noticed the pink box labelled “FANTASY HUMIDIFIER” in the trunk of thegeekgene’s car

* me: how can a humidifier be fantasy

her: hey do you want a fantasy humidifier

me: almost certainly

me: “fantasy” and “humidity” being among my abiding areas of interest, as they are

* this mushroom fountain is next to my “clean enough to wear again” clothes pile now

* my cat is going to knock this mushroom fountain over

* I can see it in his eyes

World's First Ban on Illegal Logging: US

Updated Lacey Act becomes worlds first ban on illegal logging

Washington DC, USA ’ Importers of wood products may want to keep an eye on newly passed regulations in last months farm bill. New amendments added to the Lacey Act aim to cut down on illegal logging.

Depending on how strongly the new provisions are enforced, the law could have implications for the furniture industrys supply chain.

The legislation creates a requirement for importers to declare the species and country of origin of any plant or plant product, including wood.

Penalties range from $250 to in excess of $500,000 with a possibility of jail sentence for knowingly sourcing, or failing to exercise due care when sourcing, products that contain illegal timber or plants.

Illegally logged wood is often defined as wood that is sold below market price or wood cut in violation of treaties, laws and regulations.

The amendments added by this years farm bill to the Lacey Act are intended to protect forests worldwide from deforestation and illegal wood products from entering the United States.

The Lacey Act, originally signed into law in 1900, is a conservation law that focuses on illegal commercial transportation of wildlife and non-native species.

The new farm bill extended provisions to amendments added to the act in 1981 to address global illegal logging and trade.

The key to the Lacey Act amendment is to provide a level playing field for U.S. forest products manufacturers, said Tom Inman, president of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Assn.

There have been companies in recent years trading in illegal forest products, and estimates are that $460 million was lost last year in U.S. export sales because of illegally harvested wood.

Just what percentage of logging is done illegally remains unknown, but estimates peg the level at 10% or higher.

Typically, illegal logs and lumber are purchased by factories for one-half the cost of legally harvested and documented wood products.

Officials with the Environmental Investigation Agency, a non-profit Washington- and United Kingdom-based environmental watchdog group, said that failure to adhere to the provisions would increase risk of seizure and forfeiture of products made with illegally sourced wood.

Import requirements havent been issued yet but are likely to come out in the next six months, said David Groves, a spokesperson for EIA.

The bill will be jointly enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.

The process of creating an interagency task force to help facilitate information flow and appropriations is still being worked on, Groves said.

Once the law is finalized, the U.S. Department of Justice is likely to look at importers and choose to try the cases they are most likely to win.

Groves said the law doesnt state requirements for how importers should show that wood is legally harvested, so no third-party certification is required.

That will leave importers with the responsibility of deciding if their products come from reputable wood sources.

For retailers and importers, the law has a flexible due care concept, which could cause larger importers to be held to a higher standard than smaller independent purchasers. Countries with a higher record of illegal logging could also be more closely targeted by the enforcement community than countries with stricter logging laws, Groves said.

For example, big-box retailers could be expected to send groups to talk to long-term suppliers in source counties to make sure their wood is sourced responsibly, rather than relying strictly on paperwork.

A mom-and-pop shop isnt going to be expected to go overseas, Groves said. The main purpose of the declarations is to provide the most basic information to the enforcement community. If teak is coming from China, there was good chance it was cut in Burma and is illegally funding the junta.

With the passing of the law, the U.S. became the first country in the world to prohibit the import, sale or trade of illegally harvested wood and wood products.

Groves added that the new law is more stringent that the European Unions voluntary Action Plan for Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade, which targets countries that contain nearly 60% of the worlds forests, namely Central Africa, Russia, Tropical South America and Southeast Asia.

The U.S. has leapfrogged and taken the most significant steps toward addressing illegal logging, Groves said.

The EIA is most concerned about wood sourced from the following regions:

The Russian Far East, primarily the Primorky Region, which hangs over Far Eastern China and extends through Suifenhe City in the Heilongjiang province.

Russian timber moving through Manzhouli in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China.

Exotic species from Indonesia, specifically grown in areas such as Papua, New Guinea.

Interesting thing I noticed from 11.12

So this bag of asbestos that they were using as evidence, it has a chain of custody (basically the people who have handled the evidence, so they know what evidence was given to who). 

On the top right, the evidence bag is dated, what looks to me like 11/21/17. So it looks like the SPN universe may be  two years ahead of us (remember this episode was shot November 12 - November 30 of last year, so they likely just added two years to the current shooting date).

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Chain of Custody, Chapter 17: "A Step You Can't Take Back"

“Chain of Custody”
Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 17: “A Step You Can’t Take Back”
Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, Dot Barnes, Steve Rogers, Amy Jimenez, Sif Rowan, Teddy Altman, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Miles Morales
Rated M for language and adult content; 11,651 words

The concept of causation is an easy one: you track events back until you find the one pebble that started the ripple, the event that set off the chain reaction. Bruce can track his life back and back, from Detective Munroe’s appearance in their home, to Jessica Jones’s meddling, to a fire a few miles away, to his settled family life with Tony and Miles.

He’s not sure how the links fit together, or whether the chain might unravel.

But that’s never stopped him and Tony before, now has it?

In this chapter, Bruce and Tony face not only the official end to the mystery of the Pierpont fire, but also an important decision about the future of their family.

This chapter is the last substantive chapter of the story, as Chapter 18 really serves only to link Chain of Custody with the upcoming A Marriage of True Minds. As it is the last substantive chapter, I would like to take a very brief moment and thank you all for being part of this surprising roller coaster of a story. You are all wonderful, and I could not write these words without you. Thank you so very much.

A Crucial Step In Proving Chain Of Custody Is The Marking Of The Seized Drugs Or Other Related Items Immediately After They Are Seized From The Accused...

A Crucial Step In Proving Chain Of Custody Is The Marking Of The Seized Drugs Or Other Related Items Immediately After They Are Seized From The Accused…

The Case:

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According to the prosecution, PO1 Roberto Manalo and his team went to Bgy. Old Balara, Quezon City to conduct a buy bust operation on February 2, 2003. Thereat, he was introduced to appellant Sonia Bernel by the informant. He then told appellant that he wanted to buy P100.00 worth of shabu, thus, the appellant handed a sachet containing white crystalline sachet to POI Manalo, who…

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The Bigger Picture: 2011 SFI Annual Conference

10pm and I have just arrived in Burlington, VT to attend the SFI Annual Conference.  Always eager to learn, I snuck through the trade show booths after hours and picked up a batch of literature for some late night reading.   You know it promises to be a great event when even the program provides a learning opportunity.

For example, did you know:

  • More than five million acres of lands held by or managed for Aboriginal communities are certified to the SFI forest management standard.
  • SFI is the only forest certification program in North America to support logger training through its community-based  network of SFI Implementation Committees. Since 1995, more than 130,000 resource and logging professionals have completed SFI-approved training programs, including thousands of independent contractors who are the key to responsible forest harvesting.
  • The SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program was launched in 2010, and currently supports 24 projects which have brought together about 125 partner organizations to advance important work.  The program has committed $1.1 million to date to advance important conservation and community work, and the value with partner contributions is $4.2 million.
  • SFI is the only forest certification program in North America that requires participants to provide in-kind support or funding for forest research.
  • Comet School Supplies earned the 1,000th SFI chain-of-custody certificate in April 2011. SFI chain-of-custody certification began five years ago – there are more than 1,000 certificates at close to 2,500 certified locations.  
  • The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), the oldest forest certification system in the United States, is endorsed by PEFC. The more than 90,000 landowners in the ATFS program collectively own over 24 million acres (9.7 million hectares), and share a commitment to protect wildlife habitat, watersheds and soil. Wood harvested from ATFS-certified lands can count as certified content in PEFC and SFI chain-of-custody tracking systems.

More to come in future posts about SFI and collaborative efforts to increase certified forests!  With only 10% of the world’s forest certified to any standard, there is much work yet to be done…

Tonight, in honor of finishing Chain of Custody, I have ordered chicken wings and onion rings. I will eat these, and drink wine, and contemplate how my idea for a one-shot story about Phil and Clint is now a five-story magnum opus that has so much more to come.

Also, if my math is right, the end of Chain of Custody will bring the wordcount total of the MPU to 999,532. Meaning that the first chapter of the wedding will be what topples me over one million words.

Totally serious question: what even is my life?

In other news, Sara’s scenes for the upcoming chapter of 180 Days are amazing, and you will want to throw yourself off a bridge in order to cope with the feelings.

PDFfiller and Data Security: Protecting Your Online Privacy

You know how important digital security is for you and your data. This year no sector of the economy has been left untouched by data hacks, which have affected organizations ranging from Dairy Queen, to Kickstarter, to Apple. In 2014 alone, a total of 930,526,448 records were breached according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

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Finished the last substantive chapter of Chain of Custody tonight. It is off to the beta-readers. Chapter 18 will introduce the Phil/Clint wedding story a bit, and then I will be on to writing that one.

Today in the car, I was struck by the thought that it was over Thanksgiving 2012 that I started writing Permanency. Now, as Thanksgiving 2014 approaches, I am working on the interim story between my fourth and fifth big MPU adventures.

I am still so surprised and grateful that you all are here with me. It means the world. I couldn’t keep writing all this without you, and I count myself so incredibly lucky. My life is so weird and wonderful, I cannot even tell you.

Onward and upward, MPU-style!

MPU Future Fics and Other Endeavors

A recent comment from raiining on Diversions asked about upcoming MPU stories, so I thought I’d spend a little time laying out the future trajectory of the MPU–and my other projects. Well, okay, I really don’t have a lot of other projects, per se. I have one. The MPU and my one other project.

That said, here’s what lives in my head right now:

Future long-form fics

Chain of Custody: Bruce/Tony as the focal point from Bruce’s point of view. Starts in late in-universe September 2013 after the events of Diversions and stretches into November or December of that same year.

Harmless Error: Maria Hill and Jasper Sitwell as the focal points from an alternating point of view (tentatively). Starts in January 2014, flashes back to October, November, and December 2013, and continues through August 2014.

Sua Sponte: Phil/Clint as the focal point from Phil’s point of view. Starts in June 2014 and carries through an unknown time period. Overlaps in part with the events of Harmless Error.

Presumptions: Bruce/Tony as the focal point from Tony’s point of view (tentatively). No time frame established for this story yet.

Premeditation: Steve/Bucky as the focal point with no established point of view yet. For those of you following those couple Steve gifsets with the vague mini-fics on them, this is that story. No time frame established for this one yet, either.

Future one-shot fics

Degrees of Consanguinity: Steve/Bucky and Bucky’s brother Simon as the focal point from Bucky’s point of view. Takes place primarily at some point in in-universe fall 2013 with a final scene in spring 2014. 

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Loki Laufeyson and Sif Rowan as the focal points from Loki’s point of view. Takes place in summer and fall 2013 with some events in winter 2014. 

Untitled Barton/Coulson Wedding Fic: Phil/Clint as the focal point from Phil’s point of view. This story will serve to link Chain of Custody and Harmless Error. You’re welcome.

Other project

Agent at the End of the World: an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. story, Melinda May as the focal point, I started today. I hope to finish it over the weekend.

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Zertifiziertes Palmöl braucht mehr Abnehmer

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sup.- Der “Runde Tisch für Nachhaltiges Palmöl” (RSPO), der 2004 auf Initiative der Umweltorganisation WWF ins Leben gerufen wurde, hat die Kriterien für zertifiziertes Palmöl im November 2014 verschärft. Um die nachhaltige Produktion von Palmöl entlang der Wertschöpfungskette zu fördern, nutzt der RSPO einerseits den RSPO Standard für die Palmölproduktion sowie den RSPO “Chain of Custody” Standard für alle nachgelagerten Bereiche. Damit Produkte, die nachhaltig erzeugtes Palmöl enthalten, mit einem RSPO Logo etikettiert werden dürfen, müssen bei jeder Herstellungs- bzw. Handelsstufe die RSPO Richtlinien eingehalten und von einer unabhängigen Prüforganisation zertifiziert worden sein.

Obgleich auch die neuen Anforderungen dem WWF nicht weit genug gehen, unterstützt die Umweltorganisation weiterhin den RSPO, der mit seiner Marktdurchdringung und seinen Strukturen auf dem richtigen Weg sei. Strengere Forderungen sind vor allem an den Palmöl-Produzenten gescheitert, die nicht bereit sind, noch mehr Kriterien zu erfüllen, solange sie ihr zertifiziertes Palmöl nicht loswerden. Derzeit findet aufgrund des höheren Preises nur rund die Hälfte des nachhaltig hergestellten Palmöls Abnehmer. Selbst in Deutschland sind nach Angaben des WWF gerade einmal 30 Prozent des Palmöls auf die eine oder andere Weise zertifiziert. “Und damit stehen wir im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern noch gut da”, sagt die WWF-Projektleiterin Ilka Petersen.

Verbraucher, die einen Beitrag dazu leisten wollen, dass die Nachfrage nach zertifiziertem Palmöl steigt, können mit ihrem Einkaufsverhalten ein Signal setzen und so mittelbar Druck auf die Lebensmittelhersteller ausüben. Laut einer neuen EU-Verordnung muss Palmöl in weiterverarbeiteten Nahrungsmitteln seit diesem Jahr explizit als eigenständige Zutat aufgelistet werden. Ob dabei konventionell oder nachhaltig gewonnenes Palmöl eingesetzt wird, darüber informieren z. B. der Palmöl-Scorecard (www.panda.org/palmoilscorecard/2013) bzw. die entsprechenden Verbraucher-Hotlines oder -Websites der jeweiligen Hersteller.

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Chain of Custody, Chapter 9: "Conversations and Interrogations"

“Chain of Custody”
Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 9: “Conversations and Interrogations”
Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, Amy Jimenez, Teddy Altman, Dot Barnes
Rated M for language and adult content; 10,452 words

The concept of causation is an easy one: you track events back until you find the one pebble that started the ripple, the event that set off the chain reaction. Bruce can track his life back and back, from Detective Munroe’s appearance in their home, to Jessica Jones’s meddling, to a fire a few miles away, to his settled family life with Tony and Miles.

He’s not sure how the links fit together, or whether the chain might unravel.

But that’s never stopped him and Tony before, now has it?

In this chapter, Bruce discusses the Pierpont case with Jessica Jones and life with just about everyone else. None of these conversations are particularly reassuring..

Trigger warning for a brief reference to homophobia. Also, I know Miles is a bit absent from this chapter, but we’ll be seeing a lot of him in the upcoming chapters. His role becomes very important on many levels. Watch this Morales-related space.