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Heat and Frost Apprenticeship

Heat and Frost Insulators Apprenticeship

The Heat and Frost Insulators Joint Apprenticeship Committee is seeking applicants, male and female, for apprenticeship training in the commercial and industrial insulation trade. The JAC anticipates selecting one to three apprentices in the near future.

Note: Apprentices receive training in commercial insulation, industrial and process plant insulation, refrigeration and low temperature insulation and prefabrication of fittings, head covers and related work.

Applications may be picked up at the Heat & Frost Insulators Local #94 union office, 716 SE 79th St, OKC, OK, from 9:00am-5:00pm, on May 4th – May 18th, 2017 and must be returned no later than May 31st, 2017. Applicants will be selected based on highest qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex or national origin. The Contractors party to the Heat & Frost Insulators Workers’ JAC Agreement are Equal Opportunity Employers. Please call 405-632-6767 for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Age of 18 years or over

• High School Graduate or GED (High School transcript required and proof of GED, if applicable)

• U.S. Citizen or legal resident alien (Documentation required)

• A Valid Driver’s License

• Physical exam & drug test will be required prior to indenturement

Autism Symptoms in Pets Rise as Pet Vaccination Rates Rise

Presenting the evidence from his study at the 2015 American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Dr. Dodman reported an autism-like condition, noting that “the vast majority of affected dogs were males, and many had other strange behaviors or physical conditions that accompanied the tail chasing, such as explosive aggression, partial seizures, phobias, skin conditions, gastrointestinal issues, object fixation and a tendency to shy away from people and other dogs.”

He and his associates were further able to establish that two biomarkers common to children with autism were also present in the affected dogs.

Referencing diagnostic criteria from the American Academy of Pediatrics, some of the most commonly recognized features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children include challenges associated with social interactions and communication, and “restrictive and repetitive interests and activities;” boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASDs; and autism in humans also is frequently associated with aggression, gastrointestinal and skin disorders, and object fixation. 

Solid research is lacking in the field of canine autism, but a collaborative study called Canines, Kids and Autism: Decoding Obsessive Behaviors in Canines and Autism in Children” is currently underway in hopes of shedding light on the condition as it occurs in children and pets.

Funded by The American Humane Association, researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School are hoping to develop a genetic test for autism that will benefit both humans and animals.

“Canine Dysfunctional Behavior” May Be Autism

Though most animal behaviorists still prefer to categorize animals with these traits as having “canine dysfunctional behavior” rather than “autism,” those who concede the condition may in fact be autism describe the condition as both “idiopathic,” meaning the cause is unknown, and congenital,” meaning the puppies are born with autism behaviors rather than developing autism sometime after birth. Theorizing that the syndrome may be caused by a “lack of mirroring neurons in the brain,” studies also suggest that autism may appear in puppies as a result of parental exposure to toxins or unnecessary vaccines.

Adverse Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs

From paralysis to seizures, and from immune-mediated hemolytic anemia to injection-site fibrosarcomas, adverse reactions to vaccination are not uncommon in pets. Often attributable to annual vaccinations that some veterinarians consider totally unnecessary, vaccine reactions also may lead to allergies, skin problems, behavioral changes, and autoimmune diseases.



Five Dangerous Dog Vaccine Ingredients


1. Aluminium

Aluminum is the most common adjuvant in veterinary vaccines. Aluminum is linked to the degeneration of the brain and nervous system. It can also cause neurological dysfunction. It promotes brain inflammation, oxidative damage, reduces the levels of brain antioxidants (i.e., glutathione) and disturbs calcium homeostasis. In the immature and developing brain, it might lead to a number of neurodevelopmental conditions in humans, such as seizures. In the mature (especially the aging brain), these mechanisms can lead to progressive neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer’s disease and ALS. Alzheimers disease is caused by plaque formation in the brain and chemical analysis shows an aluminum core at the root of each plaque. 

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