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  • Great news! Law school applications down 50%!

    04/22/2015 1:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | NewsMachete
    It is actually good to have germs in small amounts.  They help inoculate us from bigger sicknesses.  But having too many germs is bad for us. That philosophy applies equally well to lawyers.  Some lawyers are useful, even necessary, such as lawyers who draft wills or contracts between companies or stock offerings (my former profession), federal prosecutors, and those who represent plaintiffs and defendants in legitimate civil lawsuits. But a lot of lawyers do things that are not so good.  In my opinion, the government has too many lawyers.  The lawyers at the EPA and the so-called "civil rights"...
  • Va. governor eliminates criminal history questions on state job applications

    04/03/2015 4:54:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | pril 3, 2015 | Jordan Moore
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Applications for state jobs in Virginia will no longer will include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order removing criminal history questions from state employment applications Friday. Under the order, employment decisions won't be based on an applicant's criminal history unless it's specifically related to the job they are being considered for. While it only applies to state employment applications, the order also encourages similar hiring practices for private employers throughout the Commonwealth. Some business owners we spoke to in Bristol, Virginia are not on board with the idea.
  • How Apple Indoor Maps and Positioning Caters High Visitor Volume Facilities

    03/04/2015 6:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    App Developer Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stuart Parkerson
    One thing you can depend on, Apple is going to pack all kinds of goodies into its technology that offer the potential to transform the functionality of these devices and transform how you communicate with your customers. A case in point is Apple’s Indoor Positioning functionality, which Apple has updated for iOS 8 to provide facility owners with indoor latitude, longitude and floor level via API. To utilize Indoor Positioning in their own app, facility owners will need to survey their facility using Apple tools and upload a map to the Maps Indoor interface. Once that is done, the technology...
  • NYPD Cop Killer Used App to Track Police Movements Since Early December

    12/22/2014 7:30:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NYPD Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley was using a traffic app called Waze to track law enforcement’s movements, NYC Alerts tweeted on Monday. According to an available screenshot, Brinsley was tracking two officers who were almost 4 miles away from him in Staten Island at 10:44 PM EST since the beginning of December. He thanks a friend of his on Instagram for pointing out the app is not “updated in real time” so it’s not that “reliable.”Instagram/Ismaaiyl BrinsleySmartphone applications monitoring police activity have grown in popularity over the past few years due to decreased cost, portability, and accessibility to average citizens....
  • Windows 8 Applications Directory- Most Comprehensive Listing of Windows 8.x Applications

    12/25/2013 6:15:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies ^ | December 25, 2013 | Staff - Windows Application Directory Books and Reference Applications — 20 Business Applications — 20 Educational Applications — 20 Entertainment Applications — 20 Finance Applications — 20 Food and Dining Applications — 10 Government Applications — 10 Health and Fitness Applications — 10 Lifestyle Applications — 10 Music and Video Applications — 10 News and Weather Applications — 11 Photo Applications — 10 Productivity Applications — 10 Security Applications — 10 Shopping Applications — 11 Social Applications — 10 Sports Applications — 10 Travel Applications — 10 Windows 8 Tools — 10 Windows Games — 10
  • Five Jobs That Didn’t Exist Ten Years Ago

    12/20/2013 9:31:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Richest ^ | December 20, 2013 | Dan Wilson
    The world of technology has changed the way that we think about the work we do. Complete cities have been uprooted by technological changes that have force out entire industries. Detroit, once a huge center of industry, has taken a turn for the worse in recent years thanks to robotics. Where once it took a team of people to build a car, it now only takes a few individuals to regulate the automated builders. The automotive industry has been forever transformed. In the 1990s, there were many individuals who truly thought that the internet was a fad. It wasn’t long...
  • US Unemployment Aid Applications Surge to 368,000

    12/12/2013 3:59:13 PM PST · by Son House · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 12, 2013 | JOSH BOAK
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be a troubling sign if it lasts. But it likely reflects the difficulty adjusting for delays after the Thanksgiving holiday. Economists will track the next few weeks closely to see if that trend is reversing, or if the surge is a temporary blip caused by seasonal adjustments. The recent drop in layoffs has coincided with a pickup in hiring. The economy has added an average of 204,000 jobs a...
  • Mortgage Purchase Applications Rise 0.73%, But Remain In a "Grim Fandango"

    10/23/2013 8:20:32 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    In an abbreviated week (Columbus Day), mortgage applications -0.57% for the week ending October 18, 2013. mbaindice102313 Mortgage purchase applications rose slightly at +0.73%. However, it is slightly disappointing given recent declines in the 30 mortgage rate (in this case, the MBA 30 year effective rate). mbapurch102313 And the long-term trend remains in mortgage lenders’ Grim Fandango. That is, zone of stalled mortgage purchase applications. mbaplt102313 Concerning mortgage refinancing applications, they are increased largely due to the recent decline in mortgage rates. But it is hardly a “refi wave.” More like a ripple in a pond. mbarefi102313 And the Federal...
  • A few more details on those 476,000 Obamacare applications

    10/20/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff
    The Associated Press described these applications as having being "started." An administration official I -emailed with this afternoon thought it was more accurate to say these applications had been "submitted," and I found the explanation of why to be helpful in understanding how the whole shopping process works. The 476,000 shoppers that the Associated Press wrote about have submitted full applications, this administration official said. In that sense, they're done with the first step in the process. That being said, they're still at the start of the shopping process, with two more steps between where they are right now, and...
  • Glitches on health-care sites prompt increased interest in paper applications

    10/13/2013 5:37:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar
    The dead-tree version of health insurance enrollment is turning out to be surprisingly popular. In the 36 states that make up the federal exchange, paper applications will be reviewed by Reston-based Serco, which received a $1.2 billion contract to hire 1,500 workers to do the work. Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University who specializes in health policy, said filling out paper applications does give people the sense that the “process is underway,” he said. But, he added: “It will add to delay. It will add to errors.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week..

    10/10/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 161 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 10, 2013 | David Martosko
    Obamacare's main signup engine attracted just 6,200 new customers on its launch day and 51,000 after the first weekAt the same rate, the 6-month open enrollment period would sign up just 2 million Americans, including 14 states and D.C., which have their own insurance exchangesThe Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs at least 7 million customers to stay afloat financiallyNumerous Obama administration officials have denied seeing any enrollment figures at allMailOnline's sources are two Health and Human Services workers who have access to the data as it's crunchedTexas congressman says anemic national enrollment numbers are 'roughly the population of...
  • 99% of Obamacare Applications Hit a Wall

    10/05/2013 1:26:12 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/5/2013 | Dan Mangan
    It's a batting average that won't land the federal marketplace for Obamacare into the Healthcare Hall of Fame. As few as 1 in 100 applications on the federal exchange contains enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan, several insurance industry sources told CNBC on Friday. Some of the problems involve how the exchange's software collects and verifies an applicant's data. "It is extraordinary that these systems weren't ready," said Sumit Nijhawan, CEO of Infogix, which handles data integrity issues for major insurers including WellPoint and Cigna, as well as multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates. Experts said that...
  • Mortgage Purchase Applications Drop 2.07%, Average Mortgage Size Drops

    07/24/2013 7:18:50 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I am speaking at the Cleveland Fed on September 19th concerning “The New Housing Finance System: Are We There Yet?” But with the mortgage market shrinking, I may not have to speak at the conference. mbastats072413 According to the Mortgage Bankers Association weekly survey, mortgage purchase applications fell 2.07% from the preceding week. mbapurchase072413 Mortgage rates (using Bankrate’s 30 year fixed-rate index) have been generally rising since May 1st (pink box), but falling since July 5th (red box). But even with falling mortgage rates, mortgage purchase applications fell last week and have been generally falling since July 5th. mbapurchmayday1 The...
  • More than 20,000 concealed carry applications pour in this week (WI)

    11/04/2011 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Monitor · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | Ben Poston
    The Wisconsin Department of Justice has received more than 20,000 concealed carry applications since the law took effect Tuesday. Data from the state Justice Department show that as of 4 p.m. Friday, 20,476 applications had been submitted. Of those, 879 concealed carry licenses had been approved and 793 had been printed. Also, 117 applications were rejected. Agency spokeswoman Dana Brueck incomplete applicant data, insufficient training documentation or a missing payment are all reasons an application can be rejected. The state has 45 days to issue a license once a valid application is received. Brueck said the Justice Department is working...
  • How Did Occupy D.C. Protesters Respond to a Table Full of Job Applications?

    11/04/2011 5:13:51 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 11-4-11 | chris santarelli
    The news media watchdog Accuracy in Media (AIM) released a video Wednesday that may denounce the notions from some that the Occupy protesters are primarily concerned with jobs. In it, “head hunters” set up a table full of job applications near the protest and start offering them to protesters. But the reception they get, according to the video, is less than warm. To many, that might seem odd considering the protesters have camped out in our nations capital for over a month following the Occupy Wall Street protest that began on September 17, partly because of no jobs. Accuracy in...
  • US Passport Processing

    06/02/2011 6:47:10 PM PDT · by MadJack · 12 replies
    As of ( Friday June 3, 2011), we are processing routine applications in approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application.
  • White House memo notes shortage of applications To have Obama speak at HS graduations (14)

    03/08/2011 4:45:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Perhaps people are waking up?
  • Android app for Free Republic needs

    08/13/2010 1:29:08 PM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 27 replies
    Would love to see someone deveop and android ap for this site. Haven't found one yet.
  • Disturbing Job Ads: 'The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered'

    06/06/2010 2:12:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies · 1,970+ views
    Thw Cable Vine ^ | 06/06/2010
    Bad news: There are about 5.5 people looking for work for every job available, according to the latest data from the Labor Department. To make matters worse, some companies are ignoring ALL unemployed applicants. In a current job posting on The People Place, a job recruiting website for the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and engineering industries, an anonymous electronics company in Angleton, Texas, advertises for a "Quality Engineer." Qualifications for the job are the usual: computer skills, oral and written communication skills, light to moderate lifting. But red print at the bottom of the ad says, "Client will not consider/review anyone NOT...
  • Volkswagen has over 65,000 applications for jobs at new plant

    11/16/2009 8:04:28 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 13 replies · 925+ views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Uncredited
    Volkswagen has received more than 65,000 applications in total as the company closed its application line for production team member positions on Sunday. During the three-week period since Oct. 26, more than 35,000 people applied for production team member positions at Volkswagen’s new production plant which will go into operation in 2011. In addition, the company has received approximately 30,000 applications for skilled maintenance and professional positions to date. “We are overwhelmed by the response and we are very satisfied with the result. It gives us the confidence that we will be able to hire all the capable and flexible...
  • Winners of the 2008 Best iPhone App Ever Awards Announced

    01/09/2009 1:25:27 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 849+ views
    prMac ^ | 01/08/2009 | Jeff Scott
    San Francisco, CA - The winners of the 2008 Best App Ever Awards have now been announced in the inaugural competition honoring the best iPhone apps and games released in the iTunes App Store. "The goal of the awards was to help publicize some applications that people may never have seen. Some of the best apps have never been featured on the iTunes front page or in an iPhone TV ad, yet they deserve recognition and publicity for the great work the developers have done." said Jeff Scott, founder of 148Apps and the Best App Ever Awards. And it looks...
  • Apple Apps "Bubble" Talk Just That, As Downloads Soar

    12/05/2008 9:33:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 53 replies · 1,367+ views
    CNBC ^ | 12/05/2008 | By:Jim Goldman
    You may have seen the Apple advertisement in the New York Times this morning (back page of the Business section) extolling the virtues of the iPhone. Nothing new there. If you made it through the fine print, you may have noticed that there are now 10,000 applications available for iPhone and the iPod Touch available on the App Store. Nothing new there, either. What is new, and absolutely stunning, is the small print at the bottom of today's ad. Apple now says that iPhone users have "downloaded over 300 million" applications from the App Store, from games to business programs....
  • Scientists move a step closer to being able to make objects invisible

    05/06/2007 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 60 replies · 1,966+ views ^ | 5/04/07
    May 4, 2007 A computer model designed by a mathematician at the University of Liverpool has shown that it is possible to make objects, such as aeroplanes and submarines, appear invisible at close range. Scientists have already created an ‘invisibility cloak’ made out of ‘metamaterial’ which can bend electromagnetic radiation – such as visible light, radar or microwaves – around a spherical space, making an object within this region appear invisible. Until now, scientists could only make objects appear invisible from far away. Liverpool mathematician Dr Sébastien Guenneau, together with Dr Frédéric Zolla and Professors André Nicolet from the University...
  • The number of applications to Yale declined 9.7 percent...

    04/08/2007 4:35:35 PM PDT · by BobWang · 12 replies · 836+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | April 6, 2007 | Kimberly Chow
    The number of applications to Yale declined 9.7 percent from the class of 2010 to the class of 2011, while the number of minority applications declined 7 percent.
  • America Supports You: Applications Sought for North Pole ‘Toy Summit’

    11/17/2006 3:57:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 192+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2006 -- Military children interested in helping Santa this year have until Nov. 21 to submit their application to participate in the first “Top of the World Toy Summit” at the North Pole. America Supports You and Operation Homefront, with the support of Wal-Mart, are facilitating this “meeting of the minds” Nov. 29, to help Santa ensure kids around the world have a fun-filled holiday season. Operation Homefront will select 20 servicemembers’ children from applications received through its Web site to serve as “ambassadors of fun” during the summit to be held in North Pole, Alaska,...
  • Mortgage applications fall even as rates plunge

    09/27/2006 7:52:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 957+ views
    Market Watch ^ | September 27, 2006 | Rex Nutting
    ECONOMIC REPORT Mortgage applications fall even as rates plunge Purchase loans sink to lowest in nearly three years By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch Sep 27, 2006 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Unmoved by a big drop in interest rates, the volume of applications for mortgages at major U.S. banks declined 4.9% last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted number of applications for purchase loans fell 5.5% on a week-to-week basis, to the lowest level since November 2003. The number of refinancing applications decreased by 4.1%.
  • Keep Yer Paws Off Your PC: Preventing End-Users from Installing Applications

    08/29/2006 10:44:08 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 100 replies · 2,819+ views
    ITBusinessnet ^ | 28 August 2006 | Esther Schindler
    Recently, I overheard an IT professional complaining about her users. Veronica's company has 300 employees, many of whom would have been called "paper pushers" in an earlier era. Some of those employees download software and install it on their computers, and it often causes havoc for the support staff. Veronica's specific rant was about screensavers (some of which carry a payload of spyware, making it a security issue as well as a support problem), but it could have been any sort of application. Veronica had looked at a $10,000 hardware solution, but even that required 10 hours a week for...
  • 9/11 staff report focuses on immigration(terrorists passports that were less than three weeks old

    08/22/2004 4:41:17 PM PDT · by watchout · 15 replies · 557+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 21 Aug. 22, 2004 | Associated Press
    9/11 staff report focuses on immigration Hijackers' visa applications were incomplete - A new report from the now-defunct Sept. 11 commission details the lax controls on immigration and customs that the hijackers exploited to carry out their plot. The report, compiled by the commission’s staff, says 13 of the 19 hijackers applying for visas presented passports that were less than three weeks old, yet their visa applications were met with no increased scrutiny. Two of the hijackers, the report said, lied on their applications “in detectable ways” but were not questioned about those lies. And all 19 of the hijackers’...

    04/30/2003 11:27:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Reuters ^ | 30 April 2003 | Aleksandrs Rozens
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans applying for a loan to buy a home and those looking to refinance their homes dropped last week, according to an industry survey, but demand for refinancings remained robust. Improved consumer confidence as the war in Iraq ends may prop up demand for loans to buy homes that has waned in recent months. The Mortgage Bankers Association of America said on Wednesday mortgage applications fell for the sixth straight week. But demand for refinancings -- a lifeline for the struggling economy because they have encouraged spending -- remained very high. "We are...