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Comment: Re:On the subject of collusion (Score 4, Interesting) 108

Then why do professional athletes, physicians, pharmacists, lawyers, etc have unions or occupation specific associations. It seems that IT workers think they are too smart to join a union or they are so super concerned that 1 person might freeload off their contract, so they are ready to spite their face to save their nose.

Comment: Re: Not really needed anymore. (Score 1) 410

I would bet that 90% of legacy admissions are for wealthy people like 4th generation Yale students who go yachting every weekend. 85% of african american students are 1st generation college students, so your point is invalid. And furthermore I don't understand how you can be against affirmative action but for legacy admissions. For the record, I am against both. But if you are against one and not the other than you are a hypocrite.

Comment: Re:Mike Rowe (Score 1) 367

by litehacksaur111 (#46827871) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance
I once again ask where are all these openings for skilled professions. We have spent the past 20 years demeaning these professions. It seems that everyone on slashdot thinks that all welding/manual labor jobs are the same. This is a bit how management views all tech workers as the same. It is just code right??? The irony here is very strong. The same people bitching about how there is no shortage in IT are now claiming there is a shortage of manual labor jobs without knowing anything about them.

Comment: Re:Not really needed anymore. (Score 1) 410

I agree with this and think the court did not go far enough. We should get rid of legacy admissions and just make it so that when applying all the school can see are the grades, test scores, and extra cirrcular activities. No information such as name, gender, race, socioeconomic status, etc should be provided.

Comment: Re:Welders make 150k??? (Score 1) 367

by litehacksaur111 (#46826929) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance
Ok. I can say that professional baseball players make $20 million dollars. I think you are choosing the most elite of a profession and trying to use that as an average for the common entry level person. I stand by my comment that maybe 5% of welders are making 150k. The rest are not making anywhere near close.

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