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How long does it take to process SF 86 security clearance in the hiring process?
In my experience, anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. There are many variables that affect the time to completion - but one in particular that greatly lengthens to process is having lived in many different places - even within the country. The background investigation WILL dispatch investigators to every location you have lived for more than a week or so, from your late teens to the present. They will interview your references, neighbors, past employers, teachers, etc. This takes a lot of time, and costs a lot of money. If you have moved every few years for a decade or more, don’t expect this process to be quick.
How many have filled out an I-864 to sponsor an immigrant or opened their home to a refugee family?
It's an affidavit for support you can get it on line Homepage forms it's 10 pages. Get two or three or copy it in case you make a mistake.
Is it illegal to make bots (automatic instructions) that fill out surveys, download apps, and plays them, all so it can earn me some gift cards or money?
I can tell you that a bot to fill out surveys will not work.How could it work?It would have to deal with captcha, typed answers and trick questions. Sometimes basic questions are asked twice, before and after survey. You cannot win.Website policies are governed by something called “terms of service”. When you register at a website and click that box, you are agreeing to rules the site list on the TOS page. It is highly recommended that all websites have a TOS (and privacy page). When you start a survey, you agree at the start to follow the rules.Please I want you to understand the difference as a citizen between criminal and civil offenses. Go to your country official pages to learn what that means. Some students learn this in school. A website is a new thing upon building and growth of the Internet. A website is a publication. The Internet is worldwide and covers many different laws and codes. Some rules are not laws but CODES or STATUTES. If you go online there is a document that you should read about “Netiquette”. This is correct online behavior that you should study for understanding.Illegal implies breaking a law where penalty is jail and or fine. It costs money to process law breakers (I hope you know this). So it is up to website security team to catch cheaters and ban them if caught. It is easy to block IP addresses. You can’t fake your personal data. A fake copy will not make any sense.For websites, it is scripts and the admin and team that enforce terms of service. They can catch you because when you surf the web from your computer or phone you send to the website your IP address. This appears in a record that records your visit complete with a set of your surfing details. (Did you know this?) When I go to raw stats on my web host, I can view the following for each visitor: browser, operating system, ISP, IP address, pages visited, referral page,You cannot cheat a survey because survey designers have found cheaters and can design it to stop it.The same goes for other earning methods. The admin knows. The admin rules. Don’t mess with web admin.There are many valid ways to earn online that do not involve tricks or time wasting methods. Your time is better spent doing it right. You will earn more and offer valuable service.
How would the SF Bay Area be different today if they'd used some of the gold-rush money to build a dike, reroute the rivers, pump out the water and fill it with dirt up to ground level?
So many problems with this question.First: Scale. Do you have any idea HOW LARGE the SF Bay is? 1,600 Square Miles! How on earth do you fill all that in?Second: Flooding. The bay is there because three major rivers (Sacramento, American and San Joaquin) come together here. That plus innumerable other smaller waterways means that you have millions of gallons of water coming into the bay every day. Where would all that water go?Third: The port. The real reason why San Francisco exists is because of the bay. There is really nothing terribly interesting about San Francisco during the gold rush. Except for the fact that it was on the way to the gold fields. The Bay made this possible. In this time period, water was the major transportation mode. Filling in the bay would have been a disaster for them economically.Fourth: Environmental impact. There are several major ecosystems represented by the bay. We did huge damage to them during the first part of the 20th century and are just starting to set them right again.Fifth: Aesthetics. The bay is beautiful and our lives revolve around it. Why on earth would we fill it in?You get the idea.Filling in the bay would have pretty much ended San Francisco as we know it. Perhaps the city would not be there at all.BTW, the opposite of what you ask actually happened. During the ice age you could walk to the Farallons because the sea level was so much lower:
What's the best way to get users to read a set of instructions for filling out a form?
Your question confuses me a bit. What's missing is "WHY are the instructions displayed?" What makes them so important? More to the point, what makes them so important to the user?You say it's a simple form, but also say they must read the instructions before filling it out. If it's simple, what are all the instructions for? I haven't seen the form and already I'm confused.People will do things if they understand (and agree with) the purpose for doing them. If they don't understand the need for the instructions (e.g. because the form appears to be simple), you'll have a hard time getting users to read them (they won't see the need).My suggestion would be to take a step back from the design a bit and look at the form's purpose. If the instructions are to minimize data entry errors, look for ways in your design to do that and eliminate an instruction or two. For example, do real-time validation of things like zip codes, phone numbers, usernames, and anything else your web page can do.If the instructions are to educate the user on some specific process, look at the process to see if it can be made simpler or more obvious such that it doesn't need any explanation.Finally, don't forget user testing--ask some potential (or representative) users what they think works for them.
What happens now that Sessions has been found to have lied on his SF-86?
Nothing will happen directly, although it might well suggest additional lines of investigation.Sessions seems to be relying on the notion that casual contacts he might have had with foreign nationals in his role as a US Senator didn’t need to be included on the form. In theory, he should have listed all contacts, but in practice, it might well be that if someone in his position had some brief, informal contacts — say, at an event with other members of Congress — which might otherwise be expected to be reported, that person would not need to list all of those on the SF-86. Senators can tend to meet a lot of people, after all.Of course, there’s a difference between exchanging pleasantries at some public event, and having a private tête-à-tête (or multiple ones) with a foreign official. There’s also the matter of in what capacity he was having any such meetings: was it as part of his senatorial duties, or for some other purpose?A typical person would probably be advised to err on the side of greater inclusiveness in providing information for the form. Sessions might prefer — because of his position or for some other reason — to view himself as subject to an other-than-typical standard.