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  • ATF group rebuffs criticism over bump stock approval

    10/17/2017 8:12:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 2 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2017 | Daniel Terrill
    A Slide Fire bump stock in action. (Photo: Slide Fire/Facebook) The association representing current and former ATF employees has pushed back against critics blaming the agency for approving bump stocks. The ATF Association said the agency “does not have the legal authority to regulate” bump stocks, which allow semi-auto rifles to mimic full-auto fire. “The bump slide, and several other similar after-market accessories that increase the rate at which a shooter can pull the trigger, are engineered to avoid regulation under Federal law,” said Michael Bouchard, ATFA president, in an open letter last week. “The notion that ATF chose not...
  • Schieffer: Critics of an 'Independent Press' Are 'Undermining Foundations of Democracy'

    10/17/2017 7:59:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2017 | Tim Graham
    "What I do take seriously is when he tries to destroy the credibility of the media, an independent press that can gather information that people can compare to the government's version of events and that is what we do. It's as crucial to our democracy as the right to vote, and when people try to undermine that, I think they're undermining the foundations of our democracy."
  • The USAF's AC-130W Gunships Are in Desperate Need of Special Ammunition

    10/17/2017 6:50:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    thedrive.com/ ^ | 10/12/2017 | Joseph Trevithick
    The U.S. Army has made an urgent purchase of a specific type of 30mm cannon shells on behalf of U.S. Special Operations Command. Without the ammunition, the service said the U.S. Air Force’s AC-130W Stinger II gunships would be forced to use alternative rounds that would be unacceptably inaccurate and dangerously unreliable. In June 2017, the Army approved a plan to purchase up to 200,000 PGU-46/B 30mm cannon rounds from Orbital ATK. The service did not publicly disclose the total potential dollar value of the contract, but had to issue a so-called justification and approval document to explain why they...
  • akdoV – Rearview Mirror Explanations

    10/17/2017 6:04:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-17-17 | MOTUS
    “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.” – Hillary Clinton, explaining broken toe. This brings to mind three things Hillary has still not learned: 1. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Then try the challenging issues of your day. It’s safer that way. 2. People who spend a lot of time looking backwards find very few answers but discover a lot of excuses. 3. If you keep peering into the rearview mirror you may see messages that you do not...
  • BBC to Hillary: After Weinstein, Do You Regret Dismissing Bill’s Accusers?

    10/17/2017 5:47:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    British journalist Andy Marr went there. The BBC presenter on Sunday hammered Hillary Clinton in a way that most American reporters wouldn’t dare. After asking her about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Marr didn’t let this bit of hypocrisy go unchecked from the presidential candidate: “We recognize that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics.” After Clinton suggested that women need to “stand” against abuse from men, Marr shot back: “This depends on women coming forward and having the courage to come forward. And yet in your book, the three women brought onto stage by...
  • Zipline Target Shooting is up and Beyond

    10/17/2017 5:43:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2017 | E Nestor
    Are you bored of doing your shooting practice at an old range?, need a shot of adrenaline? Well, why not shoot from a zipline? In a video FourGuysGuns posted on Facebook, we see a different way to approach competition shooting. But for those familiar with the MGM Ironman competition, its part of the norm. These competitors don’t just do the ziplining, they get to climb up an obstacle just to shoot at another target from a far. Strange as it may seem, a zipline allows shooters to fly along and engage targets. This shooter fires at targets as he zips...
  • New Veritas Video This Morning

    10/17/2017 5:25:47 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 33 replies
    Project Veritas EMail ^ | 10/17/17 | LRoggy for James O'Keefe
    Here's the link to the new email I got this morning with the Video embedded
  • Texas Man almost stepped on this Humongous Rattlesnake

    10/17/2017 5:08:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2017 | C Bailey
    this is why you should own a pair of snake boots in Texas… Rattlesnakes are no joke, especially when they grow to this size. This hunter was just a few inches away from having a really bad day when he spotted this incredible snake around Zapata, Texas. Luckily, he spotted what lay ahead right before things were about to go down. The rattlesnake never even rattled, but he happened to spot it when he was a step away. And good thing he did, because it looks like it could have done some damage. At almost 6 foot an 7 inches,...
  • So You’ve Screwed Up Your Life? Blame Trump!

    10/17/2017 4:59:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 2 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10.17.2017 | David Blackmon
    Is it just me, or does it seem like everybody – and I do mean everybody – who has done something to screw up their life in any way, shape or form has taken to blaming President Trump as a coping mechanism for their own failures? Think about it. Take Harvey Weinstein as an example – what was this repugnant tub of goo’s first instinct when the NYTimes published its expose’ on his quarter century of abusing women? If you remember, he thought he could innoculate himself from any fallout from his 100% leftwing Hollywood peers by taking a leave...
  • Hyundai Dymos to bring 150 jobs to county (Georgia)

    10/17/2017 3:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The La Grange Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Alicia B. Hill
    Hyundai Dymos is currently working on an expansion that will add another 150 jobs to its West Point plant next year. The West Point City Council has discussed the expansion previously and the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for the expansion on Tuesday. The agreement will allow Hyunai Dymos Georgia to expand its existing facility in West Point. The expansion project will be owned by the West Point Development Authority who plans to lease the property to Hyundai under the agreement. “Hyundai Dymos has a new $9.5 million expansion planned for the West Point facility...
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Poll: Most Would Welcome New Amazon Headquarters

    10/17/2017 2:18:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | October 17, 2017 | Joanna Piacenza
    U.S. adults disregard potential negative impact of Amazon's presence Time is running out for cities to submit their bids to become Amazon.com Inc.’s second home. The tech giant announced plans last month to open up a second headquarters — and its hunt for a host city. Bids from metropolitan areas are due Thursday. There are plenty of willing contestants: Mayors across the country have launched viral-worthy campaigns enticing Amazon to choose their cities, with the winner set to be announced sometime in 2018. A Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Morning Consult survey found that 72 percent of a national sample of 2,201...
  • Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility (Toyota-owned co. 87 "high paying" jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 16, 2017
    Bastian Solutions will build a new manufacturing center in Westfield, IN, creating up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation. “Toyota Advanced Logistics and Bastian Solutions are honored to join the Westfield community, and we look forward to building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will not only provide jobs but also become a catalyst for the local economy,” said Michael Romano, president of Toyota Advanced Logistics. “Toyota has a long history in Indiana, and we hope to utilize that...
  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange tweets mysterious code – is a new leak about to be released?

    10/16/2017 11:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jason Murdock
    Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has published a mysterious 68-digit code on Twitter that many believe indicates a fresh disclosure is on the horizon. The string of letters and numbers, which appears to be an encryption key, or hash, sparked a frenzy of speculation across social media, with many claiming that it meant that a new leak about Hillary Clinton was imminent. Others believed it was a so-called "dead man's switch." Hashes of this nature can be used to verify the transfer of documents or files and are often described as a digital signature. Assange has not...
  • America, Your Campuses Are Madhouses. Why Are We Paying For This?

    10/16/2017 9:33:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2017 | By Daniel Payne
    All of these protests and disruptions have two things in common. The first is a student body that is increasingly fanatical, irrational, unhinged, and dynamic in the worst way possible. Just a few short years ago, even the most militant and zealous student-activists needed some sort of catalyst to muster the energy to protest. Today’s protester students—bored, underworked, overly stimulated by progressive media, and convinced they are living in a social carbon-copy of Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1962—cannot be bothered with all that waiting. If they can’t find something real to protest, they’ll make it up. The second common feature to...
  • Hillary Clinton proved how relevant she is to young women today with her London talk

    10/16/2017 9:30:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sirena Bergman
    Yesterday evening Hillary Clinton appeared in front of an audience of thousands to be interviewed live by BBC special correspondent James Naughtie. She was promoting her book What Happened in which she dissects the 2016 election campaign from a range of angles in order to identify how the most qualified, experienced and seemingly popular candidate ended up losing to Donald Trump. While in the past year American politics has been at the forefront of many people’s minds, it’s hard to imagine another former US secretary of state selling out an auditorium within hours of the tickets going on sale. It...
  • Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks

    10/16/2017 8:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | October 16, 2017 | Binoy Kampmark
    The Hillary Clinton mope tour, which should have reached a high water mark, has gone global. It entails drumming up her credentials (immaculate, we are told, but unnoticed), and pouring upon the man who beat her to the White house (a danger to the world). The latter is the fundamental point: Donald Trump would not have won, not because of Clinton’s flaws but because of what others did. One of those big others remains WikiLeaks. The other, supposedly, is its Russian ally – no, employer, sponsor, even, there one say it peering into that dark mind of hers, director-in-chief. Forget...
  • While Hillary hobbles around with a broken toe, Bill is out taking selfies in Dublin...

    10/16/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Bill Clinton was pictured in Dublin's city center during Hurricane Ophelia Excited locals took selfies with the former US president while he was sightseeing The 71-year-old seemed to be ignoring the government's advice to stay indoors While he was enjoying his day as a tourist, Hillary was giving interviews with a broken toe in the the United Kingdom....