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Comment: Re:Union? (Score 1) 394

by sycodon (#47809005) Attached to: In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

It is a mistake to think of this from a viewpoint on Unions/No Unions. The school has no power to have this man arrested. The school has no power to have him "medically evaluated". They have no power to prevent him from traveling and in fact cannot ban him from the campus without a court order.

The State of Maryland is the most egregious offender here. THEY are the ones who have violated this man's rights. THEY are the ones who can apparently do this to anyone under the guise of security. The School is merely an excuse, an enabler of the State.

If this issue is not resolved quickly, with the authorities paying lots and lots of money and government employees being punished in some manner, be afraid.

Be Very Afraid. Because the jokes about the Soviet Union will no longer be so funny.

Comment: Re:Just like the wheel. (Score 4, Funny) 243

by sycodon (#47797019) Attached to: Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

It would probably take 20 years for the conceptual designs, material selection, laboratory testing of the materials, CAD design, prototype building (a dozen or so), THEN come the lawsuits, Congressional hearings, de-funding, re-funding, de-funding again, re-funding again, route selection, more lawsuits, different route selections ( Repeat ) and finally protestors chaining themselves to everything in the way before the first load of wastes is ready to go anywhere.

Comment: Re:The US does not have an IT talent monopoly (Score 1) 441

by sycodon (#47732361) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

Complete Fucking Bullshit.

Like it or not, we have system that DOES control who works here. They want an exception so they can hire cheaper people. Their arguments aren't based on technological superiority, but costs. They fire people and then whine that they have no one and need to import workers

If they want to hire people from outside the U.S, set up shop overseas. Don't bring the Third World here.

Comment: Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (Score 5, Insightful) 441

by sycodon (#47729039) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

So this tool just shit on U.S. workers and claims that people who are essentially nothing but ITT Tech graduates from a third world country are superior.

They are cheaper, more subservient, less likely to push for raises, and are perfectly happy work 60-80 our weeks.

I'm sure he has illegals mowing his lawn too. I wonder if Google Car can be programed to run someone down.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly