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January 16, 2018, 11:40:56 am
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 on: Today at 11:26:46 am 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by Townsend
DOC Officially Asks for $1.5 Billion

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/doc-officially-asks-15-billion

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The head of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections goes before a house-and-senate committee to justify his request for a $1.5 billion budget. That is over a billion dollars more than the current budget.

Director Joe Allbaugh says Oklahoma must have new prisons because we are out of space. He says the prison system is at 112% of capacity. He says if you take away the rented beds, that number goes to 151%.                 

He says many employees have not had a raise in over a decade. Allbaugh says guards can make more money doing just about anything rather than working for the DOC.

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 on: Today at 11:06:20 am 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by Ed W
Much as I would not want to see the parties return to the proverbial smoke filled room when selecting a candidate, I have to wonder if it would be preferable to a primary system that gives disproportionate weight to the most extreme voters, voters who reliably show up, unlike more moderate ones. Perhaps the Trump administration and its excesses will be a wake up call for them. Perhaps.

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 on: Today at 10:59:36 am 
Started by Bamboo World - Last post by MostSeriousness
Yep, it's a rebirthing for the ages!

https://www.facebook.com/Lipstick-Cabaret-157278178230551/

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 on: Today at 10:48:30 am 
Started by Gaspar - Last post by BKDotCom
Global warming means skiing in the Sahara Desert.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/world/africa/snow-sahara.html

desert (noun) a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.

(I see nothing regarding temperature in the definition)

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 on: Today at 09:10:12 am 
Started by dsjeffries - Last post by heironymouspasparagus


The answer has been RPMs (Raised Pavement Markers) that rise above the rainwater coating but they dont play well with snow plows.



Saw some 1954 versions of those on the Mother Road a couple weeks ago.  Took a ride and saw some of the old road with those markers.

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 on: Today at 09:03:31 am 
Started by MostSeriousness - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
I would love to see you tell the students at Spartan that they are rich.   Maybe all the people at Tulsa Tech learning how to fly/work on planes are the rich ones?   Maybe the other 4 flight schools are the ones that are benefiting?

There are probably thousands of people who make their livings (or are working on improving their livings) out there.    Oh right, it doesn't provide direct benefit to you so it must be a bad idea.

Why do you hate education?    Is it because it gives your minimum wage workers the opportunity to better themselves?



Nowhere did I say that any of them own and operate their own planes.  Nor did I imply it anywhere.  Or that they are rich.  And when they do operate for themselves, they too enjoy the subsidies that the richer owners get.  That is a great RWRE diversion technique though - sounds just like the Fake Fox News Playbook Manual training course!


As for education, well have you actually read any of my posts?   Or even read the little note at the bottom of every post I make?   I have NO minimum wage workers!  Never have had - never will.  Everyone I hire starts making $10 per hour until their "probation" period is done...which is really simple - show up, show interest, show the ability to learn, and use it - you pass!  Usually get to that point in less than 30 days....NEVER had one go past 45 days.  If it did, there would have been an obvious failure on my part to pick the person for the position.  Hasn't happened.  At the end of probation, next step is $15 an hour.  We aggressively go up from there based on performance, productivity, contribution to the cause, and ongoing process of the probationary conditions.  Because $15 an hour IS what a true minimum wage level would be had we not been subjected to the trials and tribulations of the last 35 - 40 years of the kind of "gutting" of the American Dream that we have experienced.   (1968 minimum wage 'peaked' in this country at what today's equivalent would be right at $15 an hour.)

We are better than that.


Edit;
Upon further reflection, I generally don't feel like I hire people to work 'for' me - I hire them to work with me.  Cutesy little catch phrase, but true.



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 on: Today at 08:54:21 am 
Started by Gaspar - Last post by Hoss
Global warming about to strike us again. Countdown is on for Slappy Brummett to weigh in with his world famous, "Global Warming isn't real because I was cold today" unoriginal quip. This is how we all respond, even his BF




What is your obsession with me, Counselor Mareshie (since we're now on a last name basis)?  Seek help please.

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 on: Today at 07:54:05 am 
Started by Weatherdemon - Last post by Weatherdemon

Are you sure you haven't been transported to "Alternate Universe Tulsa" somehow...??


IKR! Crazy!

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 on: Today at 04:50:44 am 
Started by MostSeriousness - Last post by TeeDub

While private aviation support subsidizes people at the other end of that spectra...


I would love to see you tell the students at Spartan that they are rich.   Maybe all the people at Tulsa Tech learning how to fly/work on planes are the rich ones?   Maybe the other 4 flight schools are the ones that are benefiting?

There are probably thousands of people who make their livings (or are working on improving their livings) out there.    Oh right, it doesn't provide direct benefit to you so it must be a bad idea.

Why do you hate education?    Is it because it gives your minimum wage workers the opportunity to better themselves?

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 on: January 15, 2018, 11:02:27 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by patric
Image problem? Some cities, including Tulsa, end their role in A&E's 'Live PD'

http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/tv/image-problem-some-cities-including-tulsa-end-their-role-in/article_8fe03761-f9f1-5a0d-983a-1db8e5cf95c5.html

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