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Not Sure You Can Pass a Background Check? Go Work For NASA!

Would you believe me if I told you that NASA's premier robotic exploration lab is legally barred from conducting background checks on employees? Well, believe it. Whoever even heard of getting a job these days without passing a background check? That goes for just about any job, let alone a job at a top-secret NASA research lab!

Apparently, 28 scientists and engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had gotten together and sued NASA for invading their privacy. What happened is federal investigators checked out their personal information when renewing their badges. Duuudes, I mean ... You are working for NASA! Why is that surprising? Didn't they have to pass a background check as a hiring prerequisite? It's like straight out of the twilight zone!

Oh, but it gets better. The 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals had concluded that NASA should be prohibited from conducting background checks, because it violates its employees' constitutional rights! And now a federal appeals court in Los Angeles, CA has refused to hear another appeal from NASA. What on Earth is going on here? Since when is it an imposition, to expect every employee of such top-secret employer to undergo a background check?

Perhaps routine background checks are a relatively new thing to us mere mortals, but if you are a NASA-caliber physicist, you are a primary espionage target and therefore suspect, and that is nothing new, and really a given in most of our minds. What's even more mind-boggling is that the court would see it this way and prohibit NASA from conducting background checks! Well, it seems if you doubt you can pass a background check, you should go work for NASA.


Attention, California: Never Skip a Background Check!

Liza Gonzalez is the kind of woman one can't easily overlook, even in a city as large as Oklahoma City. She has a striking, charismatic presence and a face as beautiful as an angel's. She has long dark hair and intense brown eyes. There is a charming beauty mark on her cheek. Liza's children look like two beautiful little cherubs, and their mama adores them.

Liza Monica Gonzales, aka Liza Campos, Leslie Schran, Alfa Schram, Alfa Jimenez, and Lisa Gongales, left Oklahoma City in a hurry, with her children. Rumor has it, they now live in Los Angeles and the cherubs are now going to school there. Turns out, Liza is at the center of a major drug investigation in Oklahoma and is an active member of the Compton Varrio Tortilla Flats Gang.

Ever heard of them? They have a major dealer network. This gang and its members are very wealthy. They owe their financial success to the wide distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Apparently, Liza Gonzales led the Oklahoma sales branch, managing all phases of purchase, transportation, and distribution of the drugs. This mother is buying her children's happiness with the tears of other mothers.

Gonzales opened for business in 2002 and ruled her very well-organized gang with an iron fist. They had "T-flats", a number of safe locations stocked with guns, ammunition and drugs. Their major money-laundering network was producing very, very good profits. By 2003, Liza Gonzales and her partners were a major force to be reckoned with by other gangs. It was only a matter of time before the rivals would have to be taught a lesson.

On June 21, 2003, a small group of gangsters executed the head of the rival gang in his home, with Liza Gonzales behind the wheel of the getaway car. Although police soon had most of the members of this operation in custody, Liza Gonzales was gone, not to be seen again. Police are convinced she and her family are in Los Angeles.

The above account is based on a true story. Background checks protect peaceful citizens from being deceived and/or harmed by a cunning criminal.


Charming Midwestern Lover Boy

Jeffrey Marshall had moved to Fresno, CA from Ohio. He became known in his new hometown as a pleasant conversationalist and a friendly neighbor. He could be seen every morning walking his pride and joy - a pair of pampered golden retrievers. Women loved his jovial manner and many bonded with him over mutual love of animals. He also impressed them with his technological savvy, always well-informed about the latest computer and telecommunications trinkets and their clever use. Unfortunately, his health has not been good of late; it is rumored that he's been seeing a prostate cancer specialist.

Jeffrey Marshall has also been featured on America's Most Wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Lynne Waterson. Turns out, as women get to know him, their initial pleasant impressions are quickly dispelled. He met Lynne, who also moved to Fresno from Ohio, at a local bar. Following just a handful of dates, Marshall became clingy and controlling. Within less than a month, he proposed. For Lynne, who was already determined to distance herself from him, it was the last straw, and she broke up with Marshall. That's when he went berserk.

Jeffrey Marshall has honed his knowledge of technology tools for the purpose of stalking his female victims. His expert use of phone tracking software informed him of Lynne's whereabouts and interactions around the clock. He threatened her life on numerous occasions. According to the police, this was not the first time Marshall employed these 'relationship' tactics: he had resorted to stalking, bondage, rape and torture with a previous girlfriend who tried to get away.

This time, Marshall went further - in April of 2007, he painstakingly and methodically planned Lynne's shooting & his own subsequent disappearance. He made only cash purchases to cover his tracks, and left a final good-bye message on her phone saying goodbye and sharing his plans to seek advanced cancer treatment outside the country. The police saw this trick for what it was - an attempt to dissociate himself from his next step. He broke into Lynne's apartment to await her return from vacation. When she did, he confronted and attacked her, pulling the trigger and killing her on the spot. Afterwards, Jeffrey Marshall disappeared.