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  • 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...
  • Indian-American CEOs welcome Donald Trump's apprenticeship programme

    06/17/2017 12:21:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 17, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Indian-American CEOs Indra Nooyi of Pepsico and Ajay Banga of Mastercard along with India's IT major Wipro on Saturday joined scores of US companies in welcoming President Donald Trump's ambitious apprenticeship programme aimed at developing job-related skills among the workforce. . . "We applaud the president's commitment to industry-driven apprenticeships as a powerful tool to build the skilled workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century," Business Roundtable -- a group of chief executive officers of leading US companies -- said in a full-page advertisement released in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times today. . ....
  • Trump wants 4.5 million new apprenticeships in five years — with nearly the same budget

    06/15/2017 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 15, 2017 | Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump wants to blow out the number of apprentices working for U.S. companies — but it doesn't look like he'll spend the money to do it. Apprenticeships blend on-the-job work with paid classroom instruction, and they usually last two to six years. The federal government has regulated and certified apprenticeships since 1937, but the jobs were not actively promoted by more recent presidents until the Obama administration. Trump wants to create 5 million new apprenticeships over the next five years, which would be almost 10 times the total that exist now. But the money he has appropriated to...
  • Suit: Man Died After Falling Into Deep Fryer at Gwinnett Publix

    06/14/2017 10:34:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Amanda C. Coyne
    A Commerce woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Publix, claiming the grocery chain was at fault when her husband fell into a deep fryer, leading to his 2015 death. Mansur Blount was a vent hood technician. Part of his job was to clean vent hoods at client businesses, including a Publix location in Dacula, where he was doing that work on June 25, 2015, according to the lawsuit. A Publix spokeswoman said it is the company’s policy not to comment on open lawsuits.
  • Trump wants more apprentices. But can they fix America's big jobs problem?

    06/13/2017 11:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | Patrick Gillespie, CNN Money
    President Trump is trying to focus this week on one thing: Jobs, jobs and more jobs. The White House is dubbing it "workforce development week" and has filled the president's schedule with workplace visits, speeches and roundtable discussions on the subject. The aim is to present a fix to a big U.S. problem: job skills. What's clear: Trump wants to make a big commitment to expand apprenticeship programs. What's unclear: How his budget will pay for it and whether apprenticeships alone can fix the country's massive job skills gap. Trump's budget proposal allocates $90 million for grants to apprenticeships, but...
  • Walker Says People Outside of Washington Like Trump

    06/13/2017 1:08:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 12, 2017 | Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that when President Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin, he will see that people outside of Washington "still like his policies." Walker spoke on the Mike Gallagher radio show about a fundraiser Trump is hosting for Walker in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Trump is also touring a technical college with Walker in the Milwaukee area. The fundraiser comes as Walker prepares for an expected re-election run in 2018. Walker didn't initially endorse Trump, but came around after he secured the Republican nomination. Trump carried Wisconsin by less than a percentage point.....