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Comment phelps (Score 1) 4

Leonard told The Guardian that the race brings back memories of Irish swimmer Michelle Smith's four medal win at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996; she was later given a four year ban after failing a drug test.

Shouldn't it bring back the more recent memories of the US swimmer Michael Phelps' six gold medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics at 2008? Honestly I think Phelps' performance was more "unbelievable" and "flat out impossible".

Comment Re:Censorship, much? (Score 1) 194

If what you say is true then a large part of history and literature is hate speech (e.g. historical texts on slavery and Nazi Germany). Should we censor Mein Kampf because it is hate speech? You see how ridiculous this is going to be?

I have no idea how your post got modded insightful either.

Comment Re:Salaries (Score 1) 886

If the hidden-camera videos on youtube are accurate, the companies DON'T want to find U.S. workers, but instead collect resumes (per requirements of U.S. law) simply to throw them in the trash afterwards. Their real mission is to claim "we can't find any locals" to the Congress, so they can apply for temporary visas to import cheaper workers from overseas.

I've heard this over and over again on this website and while I know it feels good to shift the blame to others, it might be a good idea to look at some real hard data. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says the number of unemployed persons was 12.5 million in April. Compared that to 76,627 new H1B visas issued in 2010, I tend to believe that temporary visa workers are not a primary factor of U.S. unemployment.

Comment Re:Israel (Score 1) 681

Do you mean domestic flights are not dangerous? Then just limit the enhanced security to international flights. Problem solved. People traveling during Thanksgiving will be happy. Actually, considering that some terrorists in the past originated from the US, I don't agree that domestic flights are completely safe, but it might be a good trade-off.

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