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Comment Re:Pull the plug on TSA (Score 1) 110

Those numbers were submitted BY THE GOVERNMENT under court order (in other words - they didn't want to share, but finally had to put up). And again - the Reuters article is only ICE - it does not include the Border Patrol. Look at the Reuters article, you'll see the pre-2013 data is accurate per the numbers I linked to - but are incomplete because it does not include the Border Patrol. It's the same game the Federal Government plays with respect to the budget, where they talk about the budget deficit being "only" $400 billion when $1.3 trillion in new debt is created.

Comment Re:Pull the plug on TSA (Score 1) 110

Read my link again. The Obama Administration is talking about ICE enforcements only; the reality is that the majority of deportations are done by the Border Patrol - and the total (BP + ICE) have steadily dropped. It's a statistical head-fake by the Administration and you're falling for it hook, line, and sinker. The data in the lik I provided was hard, Government numbers from a lawsuit filed by field agents. It shows the opposite of the narrative Obama wants you to believe.

But I guess rather than hard numbers you can check as actual evidence entered in a Court case, you want to trust a blog post from Reuters... Oh well!

Submission + - Wasserman Schultz won't Speak at Dem Convention After Wikileaks Revelations (cnn.com)

HughPickens.com writes: CNN reports that the head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders' faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement.

Comment Re:Headphone Jack is Pretty Crappy (Score 5, Insightful) 406

It wears out ridiculously fast.

For what value of "ridiculously"? I don't have a single 3.5 mm jack in the house with bad connection poltergeists.

But then, I'm still running an NAD 7140 from the 1980s as my stereo amplifier. Had to go in there last week with electrical contact cleaner to take the crackle out of the volume and balance pots, but I'm sure the audio jack still works perfectly. I'd have replaced some of the electrolytics, too, if my ears could hear any defects.

Obviously, though, I'm not a desirable Apple customer on several counts (ability to fix things myself, willingness to keep using unfashionable equipment that still works fine, ability to tell whether unfashionable equipment still works fine), so there is that.

Comment Re:Oh boy (Score 1) 344

Don't forget the only reason the stock market is up so high is because those trillions of QE dollars had to go somewhere... With banks not lending it out, it sat in big investment firms to use for their bigger clients to invest in each other - stock prices. There's a reason that income inequality has skyrocketed under President Obama - the Federal Government and the Fed have given trillions of dollars to the richest of the rich - and let everyone else swim for it.

Comment Re: Hah! (Score 1) 440

Well, don't move to Europe! It seems that there were 55% more casualties per capita from mass public shootings in EU than US from 2009-15. Mass killings are the real "random violence" acts. Most shootings in the US are from suicide (number one cause, actually), and from gang warfare (where both sides - victim and killer, either know each other or know about each other). Actual random shootings in the US? Per capita are a lower than in the EU.

Comment Re:as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 1) 239

for silicon valley employers.

Then it sounds like you're insisting on a geographical area to find a job and blaming the job market on the lack of jobs. People that want to be crab boat deckhands don't go to Arizona.

I tossed a few key words & technologies into Indeed and had 0 problems finding available positions around Farmington Hills, MI. (The only geographic area I decided to search).

All of those have direct need for C skills and in addition (based on where I've worked with those skills) need people that can do everything you listed. All of these companies have a shortage of engineers that can do what you listed and are looking for them (and willing to pay them). There were 21 jobs RTOS within 25 miles of Farmington Hills starting $110k

And that is one job skill set within one geographic area (That isn't Silicon valley). I can repeat those job searches across the country.

I'm over 50 and that's a major 'problem'

I work with 50+ engineers all the time. Some of them 'recently' hired. It has nothing to do with age.

that's not the issue and it never was.

Yes. It's people that insist on looking in a very small geographic area that has a flood of people wanting to live there. Driving the job market out from under people also wanting to live there. You think your grandfather got to turn down jobs from the CCC because "eh, I really don't want to get bussed into a different city during the depression. Can't you just let me work here?"

Seriously, I'm having a hard time not finding any jobs on Indeed. $100-$130k. Experience in GUI/applications development in C#, C++, and VB6. Experience working with TCP/IP and automotive protocols (CAN, J1850, etc.) Some knowledge of embedded systems. Any experience in CAN diagnostics is a plus.

This leads us to one of a few conclusions:

  • Your insistence to live Earhquake Zone is stronger than your want to get a job.
  • You really aren't as skilled as you say you are.

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