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  • Woman Completes Marathon a Month After Getting Stung 500 Times on Training Run

    11/19/2018 9:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andrew Dawson
    Jessica Turnbow was on mile 16 of her 19-mile training run for her first 26.2 at the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon when a bee buzzed by her ear along the canal path in Chandler, Arizona. The canal paths were one of her favorite running routes, and she ran there often, even passing that spot just five minutes prior before she turned around to finish her run. The bee was persistent. Because of that distraction, and someone cutting grass nearby, she wasn’t able to see the swarm of bees around her. “Before I could even think, I had a...
  • A Rare, Paralyzing Neurological Disease Won’t Stop This Brain Scientist From Running Chicago

    10/07/2018 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 4, 2018 | Cindy Kuzma
    Chicago runner Lynn Rogers knows the brain and nervous system in detail. After all, she earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Every day in her research, she uses non-invasive brain stimulation to understand the connections between mind and muscle. But even with a brain-science background, she struggled to find information about her prognosis when, last year, she received a rare diagnosis: chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, or CIDP. The disease causes her body to attack her own nerve cells, destroying their protective coatings and short-circuiting their signals. After three weeks of paralysis and three months as an inpatient at the same...
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber

    08/26/2018 5:44:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2016 | Active Self Protection
    An evidence based argument with real life situational videos for carrying a concealed pistol with a round in the chamber.
  • Trump's next mission: training America's workforce

    07/23/2018 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2018 | Bernie Marcus, Co-founder of Home Depot
    Who would have thought a few years ago that the biggest problem facing the labor market today would be a lack of workers — not a lack of jobs? As recently as 2012, the unemployment rate was above 8 percent, more than twice its current rate. Since President Trump's election, nearly 4 million new net jobs have been created. The unemployment rate has tied lows unseen since the Vietnam War, when men were being drafted to fight. Black and Latino unemployment rates are at record lows. And for the first time in recorded history, there are more jobs available than...
  • Tactical Lessons from Benghazi's Heroes

    07/06/2018 8:57:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2018 | P Pawela
    Unless one has lived in a cave for the past couple of years, the majority of Americans are fully aware of this story, as depicted in the best-selling book and popular movie by the same name, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziFrom the book: “Against overwhelming odds, Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave ‘Boon’ Benton, and Tyrone ‘Rone’ Wood went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.” I have personally had the honor of meeting with Oz, Tig, Tanto and...
  • Oklahoma gov vetoes bill allowing adults to carry guns without a permit

    05/11/2018 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/18 | John Bowden
    Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would have allowed state residents to carry a firearm without a permit or training. "I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public. The governor argued that the bill would have taken away the ability of the state's law enforcement personnel to...
  • 2 Shots fired inside capital basement

    04/26/2018 8:17:27 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 38 replies
    Facebook Live ^ | Abigail Ogle
    3 shots fired by armed security guard in basement restroom? Occurred Tuesday, apparently unrelated to gun legislation passed today at Oklahoma State Capitol building
  • Oklahoma House passes 'Constitutional Carry' gun bill

    04/26/2018 2:13:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    The Senate is expected to decide on the bill by next week, the representative said, adding that he thinks the chances of it passing are “pretty good.”...If passed, it will be presented to Gov. Mary Fallin for a signature. Stone said he doesn’t expect Fallin to veto the bill.
  • Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Standards in the Army

    02/15/2018 6:12:34 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Take a seat and watch Act II, in the Death of the US Army, a Shakesperaean tragedy powered by gutless generals, candyass Millennials and Barry Soetero, worshipping social justice warriors. It seems that every week there is a story detailing the newest clusterfu*k to hit the US military. Today, CNS News reported, “Army Basic Training to Drop Hand Grenade Competency as Graduation Requirement.” Hmm… Maybe, I’m just a cynical ex cav trooper, but maybe, just maybe, the US Army might need soldiers who are competent at throwing grenades in any future conflicts. But, then again, I’m assuming the Army is...
  • Man shot, killed by deputies after 911 call claiming woman was trying to kill family

    Homeowner Mark Parkinson and his wife Diana. (Photo: WSBTV.com) WALKER COUNTY, Ga. Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Walker County in which a deputy shot and killed a man in his Rossville home. The incident began in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day when a woman called 911 and said her estranged daughter-in-law threatened to kill her child and then herself. When deputies arrived at the home on Meadowview Drive in Rossville, the family was sleeping. The estranged daughter-in-law was living in the home with her parents while going through a...
  • ‘I Can Do This’: Those Looking For Work Attend I-70 Expansion Job Fair

    12/28/2017 7:08:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major project that will change the landscape of Interstate 70 through the central part of Denver. The Central 70 Project will dramatically impact the community from Colorado Boulevard to Brighton Boulevard. The Colorado Department of Transportation is now hiring people who live there. “The Central 70 Project is by itself a major economic driver for the entire Denver-metro region. CDOT wanted to also ensure that these economic and job opportunities were made available to local residents,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT is one of only a...
  • Every U.S. Senator Will Be Required to Undergo Sexual Harassment Training

    11/10/2017 1:26:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 10, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.) (CNSNews.com) - Every member of the U.S. Senate and all staff members are required to undergo sexual harassment training in the next 60 days and at least once every two years after that under the terms of a resolution that the Senate approved on Thursday evening . The resolution was sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D.-Minn.), the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, and co-sponsored by 19 others. Among the co-sponsors were Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.), Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R.-Iowa), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) and Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • New American Funding Launches Training Program for Mortgage Professionals

    11/02/2017 12:01:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Cision ^ | November 2, 2017
    TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New American Funding, a leader in the mortgage industry, announced today the launch of its new STEP program, a corporate training curriculum that's designed to prepare people for a career in mortgage banking. STEP, which is Specialized Training Empowering People, is a nationwide program that was developed by the company to equip people for working in every aspect of the industry. STEP provides live weekly online and onsite classes that cover a spectrum of topics ranging from the fundamentals of mortgage banking to compliance education to the specifics about loan products. It's designed...
  • Steve Wozniak announces launch of Woz U tech education platform

    10/15/2017 10:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | October 13, 2017 | Victoria Ritter
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak yesterday announced the launch of Woz U, which will start as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will eventually hire those students. Based out of Arizona, Wozniak hopes to launch physical locations for learning in over 30 cities across the globe. The platform will initially be centred around computer support specialists and software developers, with courses on data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity to be added in the future. In addition to the education platform, Woz U will also offer platforms for tech companies to recruit, train and retain their workforce...
  • Islamic connection to Las Vegas massacre quickly rejected by FBI

    10/02/2017 4:34:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    WND ^ | 2 OCt 17 | Leo Hohmann
    The shooter in Sunday night’s mass slaughter of 59 concert goers in Las Vegas, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a man with no criminal history, is now being investigated for possible ties to Islamic terrorists. At least 527 people were injured in what was described by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as a well-coordinated attack. ISIS claimed credit in an Arabic-language website, but authorities immediately tried to debunk the claim saying they had no evidence to support it. “We will investigate that down to the end,” but thus far nothing has been found to connect Paddock to international terrorism, Lombardo...
  • Textron unit acquires 63 Mirage F1s (French jets for adversary training?)

    09/19/2017 11:30:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | LEIGH GIANGRECO
    As Textron Airborne Solutions pursues the US Air Force’s lucrative adversary air (ADAIR) contract, the company earlier this month acquired 63 Dassault Mirage F1s, ATAC chief executive Jeffrey Parker tells FlightGlobal. ATAC, which Textron acquired last year, took ownership of the legacy fleet, plus support equipment and 150 engines, on 5 September. Textron plans to use the Mirages towards the USAF’s upcoming award, which requires almost 150 aircraft to fulfil the service’s "red air" training needs. Textron is retrofitting the F1s with digital radio frequency memory jamming capabilities and active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars, Parker says, adding: “The requirements...
  • 15 Marines Injured During Fiery Training Accident at Camp Pendleton; 6 in Critical Condition

    09/14/2017 6:32:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 13, 2017, by | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj,
    Fifteen Marines were injured, including six critically, Wednesday when an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps. officials said. The injured, from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Amphibian Battalion, were participating in a training operation about 9:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, the Marine Corps said. Six of the victims are in critical condition, another six are in serious condition, while the rest had minor to unknown conditions. The victims were taken to three hospitals.
  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 11 Aug, 2917 | SARAH SICARD
    First-person shooter is one of the most popular perspectives among gamers, but these simulations can be used for much more than entertainment — specifically military training. And thanks to new the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III, Marine Corps marksmen are about to take their sharpshooting skills to a whole new level. Though the Corps has been using virtual reality to train Marines for two decades, the systems for marksmanship have become exponentially better. With the ISMT III, Marines have access to multiple weapons: the M9 service pistol, M4 carbine, and wireless weapons, including the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot...
  • The Central Contradiction of the Democrats’ “Better Deal”

    07/25/2017 12:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Republic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Bryce Covert
    Democrats get that the odds are stacked against workers. So why are workers treated like they’re part of the problem? Eight months after their devastating loss to Donald Trump, Democrats have finally decided to coalesce around a core message to strengthen their position as they head into the 2018 midterms. They are focusing squarely on so-called kitchen table issues: jobs, wages, and the price of everyday needs. They are also approaching these issues through a new, systemic framework: The “Better Deal” agenda that they rolled out on Monday acknowledges that the economy is skewed in favor of big corporations and...
  • Forum: Tech jobs can offer more than just high salaries

    06/19/2017 11:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kevin J. Conlan
    Tech jobs in the U.S. can offer salaries of up to $100,000 and above, and recruiters are in a rush to find those with the skills needed to fill open positions across the country. The job market has never been better for IT: they unarguably offer the best type of employment opportunities, with high wages, generous benefits, and the comfort of job security. Entering into IT workforce can reap the great rewards of a growing field. Based on job satisfaction, position openings, and earning potential, tech jobs are the most worthwhile. The even better news, however, is that many, if...