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jdrenken

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Aug 1, 2010
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Columbia, MO
What's even more horrifying than Kevin Martin on Examiner (gasp) is the nut job he's writing about... watch the video. Why is he shooting potatoes into the storm and calling them probes? I don't think I would like to see him near a chaser convergence. Anyone know the terminal velocity of a potato?

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-...ser-launches-probe-into-tornadic-thunderstorm
Another incident about Kevin Martin and the Examiner...

Back before I knew what type of person Kevin Martin was, I had him as a FB friend. During that time span, he posted this article about the Yazoo City, MS tornado from the DailyBuzz.

I informed him that the picture in question is a well known picture in Central IL of the July 13th, 2004 Roanoke, IL "Parson's Plant" tornado as I grew up in Metamora, IL just a few miles West of Roanoke and my dad worked at the plant in the 1990's. He immediately posted on the Examiner website about copyright infringement and scammers. ;)

I really enjoy the bottom paragraph. LOL

If you are a scammer that loves to scam the media on your photos (I've had a few do this to me), then think twice. If you are selling them - you could be committing fraud and it can carry a punishable offense in law.
 

jdrenken

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Aug 1, 2010
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Columbia, MO
Have y'all thought about compiling a list and making it a sticky? The reason why I ask is because Midwest Storm Chasers FB Group claims that Megan Gould is one that needs to be called out...but can't find her in here thru the search function.
 
She has had about 8 FB and YouTube accounts over the past year. Her current ones are listed bellow in the links I have provided to her sites. I know she has stolen the work of Jill Jilardi (Meteorologist at KOLR10) several times and she likes to get online and pose as other people. She also claims to be an avid chaser and to have had many tornadoes in areas where tornadoes haven't happened this year. She also in the past has claimed to be part of V2, the NWS at SGF, and currently claims to have a chasing company and promises people salary and compensation for gas, food, tapes, hotels and even vehicles. A group of us have tried to reach out to her a few times but she just goes nuts then deletes her accounts and starts over again. The easiest way to spot her is by her spelling, lack of information over meteorology and calling her self a "paid professional chaser". She has made claims of working with The Weather Channel too.

Megan's sites:

 

jdrenken

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Aug 1, 2010
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Columbia, MO
Thanks Bart! Sometimes forum search engines are horrible and I couldn't find any of y'all reporting her. Hence why I asked if y'all could create a sticky like you've got for storm chaser websites.
 
She has had about 8 FB and YouTube accounts over the past year. Her current ones are listed bellow in the links I have provided to her sites. I know she has stolen the work of Jill Jilardi (Meteorologist at KOLR10) several times and she likes to get online and pose as other people. She also claims to be an avid chaser and to have had many tornadoes in areas where tornadoes haven't happened this year. She also in the past has claimed to be part of V2, the NWS at SGF, and currently claims to have a chasing company and promises people salary and compensation for gas, food, tapes, hotels and even vehicles. A group of us have tried to reach out to her a few times but she just goes nuts then deletes her accounts and starts over again. The easiest way to spot her is by her spelling, lack of information over meteorology and calling her self a "paid professional chaser". She has made claims of working with The Weather Channel too.

Megan's sites:

Her again! I thought for sure she would have gotten the message last time she was called out. Some peoples kids
 
The reason YT and Google are not is because when you enter the Google partnership program or even just upload a video you agree to their rules and that you own all rights to the content of the video. Since you lied to YT and Google it is not their fault that copyrighted material made it onto the site.
 
Nov 23, 2009
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Urbana, IL
www.midscar.org
She has had about 8 FB and YouTube accounts over the past year. Her current ones are listed bellow in the links I have provided to her sites. I know she has stolen the work of Jill Jilardi (Meteorologist at KOLR10) several times and she likes to get online and pose as other people. She also claims to be an avid chaser and to have had many tornadoes in areas where tornadoes haven't happened this year. She also in the past has claimed to be part of V2, the NWS at SGF, and currently claims to have a chasing company and promises people salary and compensation for gas, food, tapes, hotels and even vehicles. A group of us have tried to reach out to her a few times but she just goes nuts then deletes her accounts and starts over again. The easiest way to spot her is by her spelling, lack of information over meteorology and calling her self a "paid professional chaser". She has made claims of working with The Weather Channel too.

Megan's sites:

Wowzers. That's quite a long list. I've had to deal with her before several months ago and someone else caught her on FB again (Kim Blackhurst I think?). People sometimes...
 
Dec 5, 2003
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Waterloo, ON
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Megan Gould has yet another page on Facebook and is using the alias "Cassidie Shmitz." She has a few photos on the profile that are copyright infringements.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?p...545363754803#!/profile.php?id=100000980193311
I am seeing no pictures that are public atm. *See Edit

sweet woman who will do anything for anyone and never lie or hurt anyone and by the way I am Cassidie L schmitz a kid with OCD and other disabilities so I can get confused very fast so please understand I am not Meagan Gould any way would she like the three stooges like me hum
Edit: I am not sure where the other posts are but in regards to those I am not listed as her friend and therefor see no pictures available.
 
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Jesse Risley

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Jason Foster

If you are talking about the avatar...it is just an avatar, but it's up to the owner's image to decide. Of course....funny it shows this:

In the spirit in which our country was founded, we are all called to understand as much as we can about our creation, our Creator, and each other. That understanding can only begin with communication. Here is my simple contribution.
How about that part that says "thou shall not streal". Whoops....maybe H will be "communicating" that to him (if he chooses to).
 
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If you are talking about the avatar...it is just an avatar, but it's up to the owner's image to decide. Of course....funny it shows this:


How about that part that says "thou shall not streal". Whoops....maybe H will be "communicating" that to him (if he chooses to).
Posed as question because perhaps this is the one time someone actually went about it the right way; wouldn't want to rush to judge... and yeah, lol'ing at the hypocrisy as well :D