As I study the Navy Information System Technician rating I realize my progression from Radioman to Electronics Technician to Software Developer was a natural progression.

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Now that I am working for the United States Government at the local Veterans Affairs Hospital, I would love to get back into technology doing what I am good at.

And since the Navy’s current radioman rate (described above) matches my lifes history, I would even be willing to go to work in the Military Sealift Command as a radioman.

Problem is, a recent conversation between myself and a recruiter, the recruiter says that they only take former E-6 and above to which I replied, I meet all the qualifications except for the E-6 part to which he flat told me “NO”.

Oh well,

One of these days the navy will wake up and realize that there are some damned good people out there that could excel at their positions given the opportunity.


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As I said before out of 200 people in my building hardly 2-3 are US citizens and all remaining people are H-1B visas

Definitely worth reading if you care about your children…


Click on the link above to view the document.

Found this at the following site that you ought to check out.

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Just another NON IMMIGRANT Guest Worker that we need so many of according to the Tech Industry who has not worked in 4 months…

I have my H1b valid till another six months, i have questions about H1b transfer and green card applications – i was on bench for 4 months- employer did not paid me for 4 months took long to get project. now i i am applying for renewal as will as green card processing. will this 4 months will have any impact on my h1b extensions/transfer green card process. my employer is not ready to pay my 4 months salary during bench period . i read some blogs and came to know i can only file complaint to DOL within a year to clear this out of status.–no-paystub–2601271.html

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India is willing to take any country to the World Trade Organization to Poach Jobs, but unwilling to allow other countries to take their jobs?

What a sorry ass country.

It is ok for them to come to America and take America’s best paying job by putting people like myself and Art and others out of work.

But if we charge them more for these “Hunting Licenses“, they run like a spanked child crying to the World Trade Organization.

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) India is holding consultations with the US to resolve the issues relating to visa fee and the solar power case at the WTO, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia today said.

India would take up the matter further appropriately if the issues do not get resolved at the consultation level, she said, but did not elaborate further.

“The first step will be to try and resolve the issues so that the perspective from where we are coming is understood.

In the event, that if we are not be able to reach an agreement or to an understanding, than we would take the matter further and that is very clear,” she told reporters here.

India had earlier said that it would file 16 cases against the US for violating WTO treaties as certain programmes of the western country in the renewable energy sector are “inconsistent” with global norms.

It has also stated that the country would appeal against WTO’s panel ruling that the country’s power purchase agreements with solar firms are inconsistent with the international norms.

Ruling against India, WTO had said the government’s power purchase agreements with solar firms were inconsistent with international norms.

The US had dragged India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on this issue in 2014, alleging that the clause relating to domestic content requirement in the country’s solar power mission was discriminatory in nature and “nullified” benefits accruing to the American solar power developers.

Further, India and the US recently held a two-day bilateral consultation over the American move to impose high fees on temporary working visas.

In March, India dragged the US to the WTO’s dispute settlement body against imposition of higher visa fees on certain applicants for L-1 and H-1B categories. India feels the move to increase fees would impact Indian IT professionals.–solar–Comm-Secy-.html

Yet if our country tries to do business in India or take their jobs, they say hell NO!

Whither the iPhone? Apple CEO Tim Cook has met prime minister Narendra Modi, done the Bollywood party circuit, and prayed at a Hindu temple, but India still won’t let him build an Apple store. As our colleagues at Quartz India explain, a strict protectionist requirementstands in the way—and Apple doesn’t seem able meet it, not even for the sake of access to the second-biggest smartphone market in the world.


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The high-tech community are in screaming full-throated fear of Donald Trump, and with good reason.

The lengths the H-1B advocates have gone to keep their secrets hidden is cause for alarm and shows exactly why the whole rotten immigration system needs to be exposed.

The high-tech community are in screaming full-throated fear of Donald Trump, and with good reason. Silicon Valley’s current business model is based on two things that presumptive GOP nominee Trump has spoken out against: cheap overseas manufacturing and a cheaper, more malleable domestic labor force created through government programs like the H1-B foreign guest-worker program.

Silicon Valley has been used to the Republican political establishment playing nice with them on programs like the H-1B guest-worker visa program that keeps their cheap labor pipeline rolling.

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A soldiers face, submitted by Tony of Expotera…

Veteran Thank You


In Memorium

By Lilian Leader
May 28, 2016

Have you ever looked, really looked, at a soldiers face?

Sometimes it’s young barely an adult – the hopes of youth
still painted in it’s features.

Sometimes it’s old – older than faith, older than wisdom,
older than time.

And sometimes…it’s a bit of both all at once.

Sometimes it’s gritty and pained, remembering the face
of another who has fallen.

Sometimes it’s laughing, pleased to have a moment of peace.

Most of the time it is proud because it knows, oh yes it knows,
the world is a better place – a better place – because of it.

Next time you look at a soldier’s face, see if you can find that
glint of pride.

Sometimes it’s hidden, and you have to search it out.

You’ll find it in the eyes – always in the eyes.

For the eyes are indeed the windows to the soul,
even a soldier’s soul.

And when you’ve examined every feature of that soldiers face,
stand up straight and tall, and smile your best smile.

Thank that soldier, because it does what some cannot or will

It defends what it believes to be right – with it’s very life.

But more important, it defends a perfect stranger, you.

And when you see a flag covered casket, stand in memorium
of all the soldiers faces you’ve examined.

For when one of them fall, they all fall.

And when one of them stands, they all stand.

Shouldn’t we stand with them?

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Worthy reading on Memorial day by Walter

Walter sent this to me a few minutes ago and I thought it was worth reading.

You could have heard a pin drop

JFK’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried here?”

DeGaulle did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop.
When in England , at a fairly large conference; Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying, ‘Over the years, the United
States has sent many of its fine young men and women
into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return
is enough to bury those that did not return.’

You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of
international engineers were taking part, including French
and American. During a break, one of the French engineers
came back into the room saying ‘Have you heard the latest
dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What
does he intended to do, bomb them?’
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: ‘Our
carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several
hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply
emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they
have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000
people three meals a day, they can produce several
thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each
day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in
transporting victims and injured to and from their flight
deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does
France have?’

You could have heard a pin drop.
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference
that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian,
Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception,
he found himself standing with a large group of Officers
that included personnel from most of those countries.

Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped
their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that,
whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn
only English. He then asked, ‘Why is it that we always have
to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied ‘Maybe
it’s because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans
arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.’

You could have heard a pin drop.


Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in
Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

‘You have been to France before, monsieur?’ the customs officer
asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

‘Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.’

The American said, ‘The last time I was here, I didn’t have to
show it.

‘Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports
on arrival in France !’

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ‘Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.’

You could have heard a pin drop.


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Got to hand it to

I monitor google analytics daily.

When I see a server looking at KAAW that I’m not familiar with, I look them up to see if they are comprised of wet behind the ears kids or seasoned individuals.

Most are wet behind the ears kids that will not hire seasoned individuals like myself.

Linode seems to have the right mixture from what I can tell by looking here.

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