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Comment Is there anyone left on /. (Score 1) 82

who doesn't think H1-B hurts them? Oh, and doesn't have a sweet gov't job (either directly or because they served in the Military & work for a defense contractor now).

I'm curious. Not too long ago when a story like this hit all the posts chimed in about how they'd just leave and go to another better paying company that doesn't do this stuff. Nobody thought it would even catch up with them and they all thought they were irreplaceable. Me being me I knew sooner or later they'd get around to everybody except a few MIT geniuses (who have better things to do than bitch on /.).

Basically, I think the /. crowd has finally realized their in real trouble here. We're all in the same stop the blue collar guys were in the 80s when manufacturing went overseas. What I'm wondering is if we're gonna do anything about it? Or are we gonna roll over and play dead like the blues did.

Comment Drat, that won't work (Score 1) 82

it might give us a few years of relief, but it won't work in the long run. You could make the base pay 8x the going rate for a tech and it wouldn't help because sooner or later Sanders will be out of office and the "going rate" will be defined as whatever it takes to get around the rules. It's like Wargames. The only way to win is not to play.

Comment There is no left (Score 2) 82

The owner class is hard, hard right. Like Robber baron grade hard right. The workers are left on social issues, but a lot are still hard right on the economy.

That's sort of the problem. There are lots of folks who are left wing socially (pro-gun control, pro-gay rights, pro-choice, etc) but get real right wing real fast when they think they're taxes are going up. Our Media is left wing on social issues but hard right on economics. Free Trade, Trickle Down economics and Austerity are practically gospel in American media.

Part of the problem is folks look at just about every expense that isn't food as taxes. I've caught lots of folks doing it. Insurance? Tax. Phone Bill? Tax. etc, etc. The other problem is that after the Iraqi War Americans aren't seeing good returns on their taxes. Literally Trillions of wealth was just handed to a lucky few in exchange for nothing. We've let large scale corruption slide for so long that folks have lost confidence in the gov't. They've also forgotten what America was like before the Feds stepped in and started preventing super fund sites from happening (Flint Michigan Water Supply anyone?).

The other problem is Bill Clinton. He moved the country hard right so he could forge an alliance to get into the prez office. Again, left on social issues hard right on the economy. Trump brought up Tariffs but made it a point not to use the "T" word. What's funny is watching all the folks out there who know something is wrong but can't figure out what to do about it pushing Trump and Sanders up in the polls. It's gonna be funnier when Rubio or Bush gets the election despite popular vote thanks to hard right stuff like Citizens United.

Oh, and the colleges have been moving hard right too. Where do you think those $10,000/semester tuition bills came from?

Comment Re:Ignore the actual awesome, of course (Score 1) 11

Regardless, the Cruz campaign - by way of their superPAC and the various other superPACs that are moving towards them - would have bought that much media attention some other way. Your friends from the establishment...

What's your beef with this guy? Your Hillary is the same, just as corrupt, part of the same 'establishment'. What is that? You trying to pretend to be some kind of 'hippie' or something? 'establishment'... Stop blowing smoke out your ass, you're just as conservative as they are.

Comment Re:But they're not white, so it's OK (Score 1) 313

The ones with beards, etc., are not transsexuals, they're what's called "genderfucked". Has zero to do with transsexualism, and more in common with drag queens and other "performance artists."

BTW - everyone has an "adam's apple". The difference between the sexes is the angle at which the two plates join - in females, it's less acute, hence less visible. Go educate yourself.

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