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Comment Re: Oh the Irony..... (Score 0) 735

shootings have gone down dramatically each decade

Maybe you were referring to mass shootings. Those only account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths each year, so we will ignore the distinction.
I would wager that most Americans reading this post know someone who was killed by a firearm.

Comment Re:What Do Cobol jobs pay ??? (Score 1) 75

Plus the locations are invariably corporate headquarters where the mainframes are located.

Why? So they do not have to carry the punch cards so far?

Most COBOL programmers have an ocean between them and the mainframe since most of those jobs have been off-shored. I have run COBOL programs on half a dozen mainframes, and only one of them was less than a mile away.

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