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Comment Re:Work training (Score 1) 442 442

Most software engineers are quite adept at picking up new technologies(languages, etc.). As you pointed out, these skills can be learned quite quickly. I think it comes down to short term thinking. Businesses, politicians and Wall Street do not think long term.

Comment Re:Work training (Score 1) 442 442

Agreed. I've seen this at the two companies I've worked for. They want to hire the software engineers with the latest & greatest skills and use them up and then in 5 years get the new batch. Out with the old, and in with the new. Corporate training, what is that?

Comment Re:Baristas & warehouse workers (Score 2) 442 442

Agreed. This is trickle down economics applied to labor. Using their logic we could solve the lack of science/math teachers by bringing in more science/math teachers which would then make more Americans want to be science/math teachers. This makes perfect sense.

Comment Re:Politicians do the bidding of those who pay bri (Score 1) 484 484

Agreed, I have not voted for Dem/Rep in 30 years. I agree w/Carlin. You can ask most Americans basic civic questions and they have no clue. Agree with previous poster that corruption/bribes is now out in open.

Comment Re:Pay with the pension fund! (Score 2) 515 515

One chooses to be a cop or a soldier. Truman had a sign on his desk: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". I believe many of the problems that we are seeing with policing has to do with bad hires(i.e. can't keep their @#$% wired, as you put it.)

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."