Once again, for lack of Ten Measly dollars.
Sorry, I am doing the best that I can without a job.
If you would like to help, donations are appreciated.
If the work I am doing here helps you, please consider donating as this is my only source of income
Ask yourselves why there is a divergence between the blue line to the right and the grey and red lines that our government says unemployment is at. Could it be because our government no longer counts those that are unemployed for any length of time?
Once again, for lack of Ten Measly dollars.
Sorry, I am doing the best that I can without a job.
If you would like to help, donations are appreciated.
Reckon this visa holder is being scammed by his employer?
I know when I was working in the jobs that he is filling now, I was making in the top ten percent of wage earners in America.
But I do feel for him.
Not much better on my end.
Supposed to get cold tonight, and I’m almost out of propane, and gasoline for the truck, so I’m staying put.
I did finally rig up a kitchen of sorts (have to wash dishes outside), and I have chili for the first time in about two years, and that old refrigerator I gave twenty bucks for looks like it might work too.
And the electricity will remain on for another week or so, so that electric blanket I bought the other day will keep me warm tonight.
Pardon the plastic ware, but I don’t have any dishes, so it will have to do for now.
Amazing how the temporary worker visa scam is enriching corporations and politicians and forcing the rest of us pawns into poverty.
Yes, I’m well aware the guy above is probably making more than he could make back home.
But I’m also betting the cost of living in Indianapolis is substantially more than what it cost back home as well.
You have to read this to believe we’ve come to this:
“Remarks by President Obama at the University of Queensland”
“The war on ISIS already has a winner: The defense industry”
“Student Loans Owned and Securitized, Outstanding”
“Dutiful But Dumb”
“Listen to the Mockingbird”
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I guess this office in India does not realize that they are the best place for me to find information on people in India applying for H-1B or B1 Visas.
If anybody knows where I can find info on B1 visas, specifically which company is sponsoring them, and which company they will be working for, I would like to hear about it.
5:58 AM (1 hour ago)
|Date/Time Case Opened:||11/14/2014 7:55 PM|
|Description:||I am working on documenting how many American software developers have been
displaced by temporary worker’s brought into america and by jobs moved
As you will see by the following article, the damage to the American
I also believe that there would be 6,278,658 computer jobs in america if it
This is creating a situation that is pitting citizen against immigrant that
Therefore, I wanted to find out if companies like Infosys (and others I
My current work on Infosys can be found via the following link.
|Case Reason:||Any other query|
|Public Response:||Dear Virgil,
Thank you for writing to the U.S. Visa Service Desk.
Please be informed that, we are the U.S visa service desk, we deal with the applicants who are applying for U.S visa from India. So, if you have any queries regarding the U.S. visa you may contact us.
Have a pleasant day!
I’m so glad to see people starting to discuss this.
How about we do more to Keep America At Work?
Finally, somebody named Mike Cassidy seems to get it.
Apparently he is a policy associate at The Century Foundation.
Meet Margie and Terry, the proud parents of two children, Jack, 10, and Jill, 7. They live in a not-quite-large enough two-bedroom apartment in the middle-class Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. They’re a loving and happy family, but recently they’ve come upon some rough financial luck.
Terry, who worked in residential construction for most of his career, has had trouble finding steady work ever since the housing bubble collapsed in 2007. In the interim, he’s taken a job in the lumber department at Home Depot. But with a large influx of similarly situated men, he’s only been able to get 25 hours a week. The odd handyman project has helped get bills paid on time, but just barely.
Margie has had a tougher time. After 12 years as an administrative receptionist at a midsize law firm, she was laid off in 2010 as the partners tried to squeeze profits from their shrinking client base. Excepting a few holiday-related stints in retail, she’s been mostly unemployed, even as she diligently sent out resumes and attended career fairs.
Somebody once asked Johnny Cash why he always wears black.
“I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but is there because he’s a victim of the times.”
For similar reasons, you will always see me discuss the shadowstats number when I discuss the unemployment numbers.
Simply because I’ve been on the forefront of the nightmare that these people are living since 2003, and believe me, it is a nightmare.
And I appreciate Mike Cassidy and U.S. News & World Report doing their part to help you understand.
Notice that disconnect between the blue line and the grey and red lines?
Trust me, the blue line is where we are at, and it is why the economy is running on one cylinder.
And if the editor of your local paper tries to tell you differently, please refer them to the link on the page above where I ask “Does the editor of your paper deserve your trust?”.
“Hong Kong, Shanghai announce plan to link stock exchanges”
“HKMA scraps 20,000 yuan daily conversion cap in landmark reform”
[SCMP link — November 12, 2014]
“Income tax exempt from stock connect profit”
[Xinhua link — November 15, 2014]
“Foreign Investors Get Tax Clarification on Stock Connect”
Dollar to the giant, dollar never seen again.*
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Echoing rust. Factory line.
Dead-child memory of another time.
The sign said this spot was USA—
Too young to know it didn’t have to be this way.
Sweat-stain genius, practical hands,
Built factories, built the goods, built the land.
First steps forgotten. History blind,
We’re connected to our roots by a credit line.
Wakening giant. Hunger and rice.
Caught the scent of our money, knew we wouldn’t fight.
Slippery giant. History wise.
Put down his guns, put on a friendly disguise.
We closed our eyes
And the Giant from the East woke up from a sleep, hunger for the heads of our young.
No suspicion of war, through the open door, manifest of Mao Tse-Tung.
Ulterior plans in the giant’s hands, steel cages hit our shores in a flood.
And all we received for a moment of greed was paid for with our children’s blood.
We gave up our future, families and friends.
Dollar to the giant, dollar never seen again.
Agreeable climate: pickpockets and noise.
The bankers jumped to the giant like little boys.
Economy experts selling their time,
But nothing made nothing. Can you spare a dime?
Productivity’s children sleeping in chains.
Giant kept our credit up, kept us entertained.
Fear-fallen children couldn’t say no.
Wouldn’t read label made in Chinese. Where did the money go?
Detoured discussion about manufacturing trade.
Instead we’re led to every trap the giant made.
The future decided at the giant’s store—
Took every dollar we had and loaned us money for more.
Who are we doing this for?
The Giant from the East, a billion-head beast, feeding on the hopes of our young.
No resemblance of war, through the open door, mannequins of Mao Tse-Tung.
Invisible plans in the giant’s hands, temptation hit our stores in a flood.
And all we received for bargains we believed was paid for with our children’s blood.
We traded in our future, families and friends.
Dollar to the giant, dollar never seen again.
Reckoning rust. Factory line.
Lost-dream memory of a better time.
All the signs say this choice was Made in USA—
Too numb to know it didn’t have to be this way.
© 2008 Robert Hall – Music By Robert Hall (ASCAP)
Friday the Fourteenth’s “You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up”:
“Chinese company, US farm coop to build milk-powder plant in Kansas”
[China Daily link — November 14, 2014]
“China aviation ‘world-class'”
[Global Times link — November 13, 2014]
“With 2 New Jets, Chinese Manufacturer May Become Global Contender”
“Norway Embraces Chinese Cash in Race for Arctic Oil Riches”
“Unraveling Why Some Mammals Kill Off Infants”
“Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to work on America’s agenda”
I’m happy Warren said this.
Her $42-million senatorial campaign’s biggest contributor, by industry, was “Lawyers & Lobbyists,” followed by “Finance, Insurance & Real Estate.”
She’s such a clueless fraud symptom of our deindustrialization and parceling out.
My immigrant grandfather, more diplomatically, would have asked Senator Warren to explain, without insulting his intelligence, (a) how she was going to do these things, (b) where the money was going to come from, (c) where money comes from anywhere, and (d) how she is any different from Hillary Clinton or any other crooked politician.
My ancestors, like yours, were fluent Americans.
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It is all about opportunity.
If you are a immigrant, or you are the child of a immigrant, you are aware than most that you moved here because of opportunity.that did not exist in your country.
Problem is, while you are fighting over allowing everybody and anybody to move to America to take a temporary job, these jobs are being sent offshore, or temporary workers are being brought in to take these jobs.
And if these jobs are drying up for Americans in America, how will they offer opportunity to you?
Yes, I know that you believe that is not happening.
Yet every piece of data that I have researched shows that it is.
Take for instance the research I recently did on the EEO-1 submissions (required by all companies over 100 employees).
You can read it by clicking here.
I will summarize it here.
As you can see, we have destroyed 284,244 Information Jobs in America in our corporations that have more than 100 employees.
Yes, I am well aware that each state is saying that they are creating jobs.
Problem is, the data that they officially submit to our EEOC office does not validate their claims.
And it is worse at the companies with smaller than 100 employees from the lack of interviews that I and others have had.
This is only the EEO-1 data.
I can show you the same trends using the BLS OES data.
And any other data source that I have run across so far.
So tell me, if we are destroying opportunity in America for Americans like yourselves and myself that have immigrated in past generations.
What are we doing to the future of immigrants that are children now that will one day want to chase opportunity in America?
We must produce tangible goods. Everything is paid for by the production of tangible goods. America used to know this. We don’t anymore, but it’s still true. Without our farms, factories, and natural resources, there never would have been a U.S. dollar (our country’s fundamental derivative), much less a Wall Street or a Pennsylvania Avenue.
When we no longer produce enough tangible goods to justify our existence, to pay our way on Planet Earth, every service-providing job and every government job will vanish — along with every American.
We used to know this. We’re here today only because we used to know this. But our time — borrowed time — is running out.
“Walmart’s ‘Made In USA’ Televisions Are Allegedly Made In China”
“Recent jeans case confirms harsher ‘Made In USA’ standards exist in California”
“China unveils sophisticated J-31 stealth fighter aircraft during Zhuhai air show”
Hitler wouldn’t stand a chance against China.
In a democracy, the democracy is us.
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Those who can, understand deindustrialization. Those who cannot, shape public opinion.
(There is some overlap.)
Rarely does the news get any wackier than this:
“US and China reach agreement on climate change, greenhouse gases”
As usual, it takes some digging to find a reporter with any sense at all.
This is interesting:
“The fossil fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration”
Tonelson came through:
“Obama’s Fatally Flawed China Environment and High-Tech Trade Deals”
“Obama In China: Taking Candy From A Baby”
Like it or not:
You have no choice but to vote for me — or someone like me — in 2016.
It’s perfectly legal. You have no choice.
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I must warn you though, my pantry is a bit bare, as are my facilities, so you might want to bring your own food, chairs, heat, drink, etc.
We are going to repeat the first thanksgiving in America where the foreigners (you guys and gals), and the locals (me and any other out of work programmers) will meet over a meal and work together to find a way to provide a future where all of us can make better than average income doing what we love, no matter where in the world we want to live.
But, I must warn you.
There are no facilities here, and it was 28 degrees this morning when I stood on the porch, and 29 degrees in my storage shed that I live out of.
So, be sure and bring what you need, and bring a little extra for those of us that have nothing anymore.
Today, November 11, would be a good day to reinstate the military draft. When we’re all in danger, we’re all much safer.
And happier, too.
Today would be a good day to stop calling our soldiers “heroes” — especially the soldiers who really could be heroes — and start finding some courage in ourselves. Instead of flattering our young — and thus flattering ourselves, etc. — we should be apologizing for having taken advantage of all the ignorance we taught them.
It can be easier to blame a new-found idea on a new-found authority. On truth and war, who better than Smedley Butler?
Today would be a good day to read War Is A Racket. Today would be a good day to e-mail War Is A Racket.
William Polk is yet another voice of experience —
“Standing in an Adversary’s Shoes”
— with that quaint old-fashioned habit of thinking in complete thoughts.
I won’t quote any more from “In Flanders Fields”; everyone supposedly understands the poem. But here’s one, quite nearly as appropriate, from Sassan Tabatabai:
I just want
to go to sleep
and wake up
not to a brighter day
but to one less
until I see you again.
Today, November 11, the United States of America will lose another $2.3 billion dollars in goods deficits.
Today would be a good day to buy something made in the United States, by American factories.
They just don’t make wars the way they used to.
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Homeland Security maintains an interesting set of yearbooks showing visas.
If you click on the link above, you will see table 25 that has some interesting totals in it.
I simply copied the rows for the H1B and the B1 to a new spreadsheet, and added in the existing totals that our Department of Labor maintains that shows the number of computer jobs 15-0000 for each year on the following link.
Experience has taught me that the number of computer related jobs in the LCA applications runs around 65%, so it is a simple matter to multiply the total row in the spreadsheet above by .65 to get a fairly good estimate of how many of these visas were used for computer jobs.
Then, we simply add the existing number of jobs that Americans in America have to the visa holders count and we get the bottom row.
Imagine if all of those Americans were put back to work in America.
Guarantee you our retailers would not be missing their earnings estimate as I myself could easily spend 50,000 per year if I could just buy a damned job.
“U.S. welcomes rise of a prosperous, peaceful, stable China: Obama”
[Xinhua link — November 10, 2014]
Technically, of course, the U.S. president is correct — if the countries will tend to their own independent business.
I’m still slightly amazed when people call Obama a Democrat, as if this in actual practice is somehow different from Republican, as if Barack Obama is not the very modern model of Republican & Democrat.
Neither party, in practice, is willing to represent the long-term interests of anything but China.
Follow the money.
Cherchez la Chine.
Otherwise today I’m seeing the usual collection of articles by people who think their paychecks are safe — if they don’t really understand where paychecks come from.
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Every company with over 100 employees is supposed to file a EEO-1 report.
State by state, the colors (orange for down, and green for up) will show you what is happening in each state of our union.
Keep in mind that our corporations can’t find enough STEM workers (By the way, if you are a google or some other large company, my strong point is using your data against you and I am available for a fee if you are looking for an old hound dog that will follow the trail no matter where it leads).
Make no mistake about it.
These are filed by large companies with more than 100 employees.
The situation is just as bad or worse at those companies having fewer than 100 employees.
This is why Americans like myself and the others I hear from can no longer buy an interview.
Ever notice how most people who advocate “energy independence” are philosophically opposed to any other form of economic independence?
What about consumer-goods independence?
Personally, I’m a big fan of energy independence, and I think American resources should be used to fuel American factories — not just foreign cars.
Regarding financial independence, I’ll just say that people who invoke J.M. Keynes should bother to read his 1933 (“let goods be homespun and above all let finance be national”) lecture on National Self-Sufficiency.
From former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Roberts:
“Another Fake Bin Laden Story”
From former CIA analyst McGovern:
“The Mystery of Ray McGovern’s Arrest”
From those intrepid corruption fighters in China (and Mexico):
“China Railway Construction ‘extremely shocked’ by Mexico’s scrapping of rail deal”
[Xinhua link — November 9, 2014]
From those intrepid corruption fighters in Mexico (and China):
“Report: Rail contractor owns Mexico leader’s home”
From the U.S. Treasury:
“Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities — August 2014″
Here’s the deal:
Countries like China and Japan lend us money to sell their goods. They subsidize our government, our currency, our trade deficit, our consumer credit, our prices — and all we have to do is nothing, just keep doing nothing to defend ourselves.
For our enemies — our biological competitors — it’s a small price to pay to eventually own everything between our two oceans.
Minus the American people, of course.
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I read an interesting article today about how many tech companies refused to release their EEO-1 Report to journalists that were requesting them via the Freedom of Information Act.
This made me curious, so I found the site where they are required to file in accordance with this:
All private employers who are:
- subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972) with 100 or more employees EXCLUDING State and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations;OR
- subject to Title VII who have fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned or affiliated with another company, or there is centralized ownership, control or management (such as central control of personnel policies and labor relations) so that the group legally constitutes a single enterprise, and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees.
And I begun to dig through the data which I’m quite good at for any employers that are complaining they can’t find data types.
It wasn’t long before I realized that I did not need an EEO-1 report from Microsoft to prove that an entire industry of Americans were being displaced by Temporary Visa holders brought to America to do just that.
Which is why I am starting with the total employment for NAICS-2 code 51 which is Information category
Notice how the total employment column has gone down over the last ten years even though you will hear our colleges, our corporations, and our government yell from the roof tops that they can’t find any qualified workers and we need more STEM workers.
Yep, blew that out of the water real quick didn’t we?
Now notice how the white, black, hispanic, and american indian column totals are going down.
That shows me how many of our jobs have been sent offshore.
Now notice how the asian and the two or more races columns have increased?
That shows me how many have been been imported to displace americans in america.
But, I didn’t stop there.
After all, that was for total employment, and I wanted to know more about the various job categories.
Executive totals are fairly flat according to the first column.
But the white, black, hispanic, american indian and hawaiian columns are basically trending down considering that the total is flat.
Yet, here again we see that the asian and two or more races are increasing.
Looks like the manager totals are decreasing.
as are the white, black, hispanic, american indian.
And as usual, the asian, two or more races, and even the hawian (almost) are increasing, and I say almost as it looks like they had a loss in 2013.
And finally we have the one I want to see most, which is the white collar workers like myself.
Totals are fairly flat, aren’t they, and they have even increased a bit the last four years.
And even the white, black, hispanic, and american indian totals are fairly flat, aren’t they?
But, as usual, the asian and two or more races continue to climb, climb, climb.
Reckon that is why Americans in America can’t find software jobs?
Now, the EEOC department has the meat of the data at its disposal.
Surely they have noticed this, but if not, and they need some help digging, I’m available, for a fee.
Look it up. Add it up.
In October we gained 1,064,000 Total nonfarm jobs:
The October trade report will be released on December 5, 2014.
In September we gained 701,000 Total nonfarm jobs:
The September trade report shows a goods deficit of $2.3 billion per day.
I’ve just got one question for the people who refuse to know where money comes from.
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When I switched hosting companies I made the decision to start with a clean slate so I didn’t migrate all of our old articles.
In preparing the previous article about Infosys, I realized that I was forgetting an annual tradition that I started after reading this back in 2009.
Infosys management routinely disparaged Americans, including Mrs. Awasthi, as not having “family values,” and stated that layoffs in America are good because the jobs will be outsourced.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating the American holiday of Thanksgiving, telling her that she should not celebrate Thanksgiving because she is Indian, and that therefore she must work on Thanksgiving Day.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthiâ€™s children for celebrating Thanksgiving, and called them “ABCD” short for “American-Born Confused Desi,” and “IBCD” short for “Indian-Born Confused Desi,” insulting terms used to criticize people of Indian ancestry who are Americanized.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating Christmas, saying that “we” do not celebrate Christmas, and that she should not celebrate Christmas. Infosys management repeatedly discussed the quality of Mrs. Awasthi`s work by explicitly commenting on their expectations for “a woman your age.”
Bottom line, if you are an American and you love things like Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is time for you to stand up and tell your political representatives that you will NOT tolerate any federal or state contracts being awarded to companies like Infosys that are going to displace Americans in America and ridicule Americans for celebrating things that we believe in, and enjoy.
Normally I play them Christmas music, but this year, I think we will change it up a bit so that you will realize why it is important that we stand united and tell our government that enough is enough.
After all, you too could be singing the red, white, and pink slip blues, and you eventually will if we keep on this path.
And, in honor of this tradition that we started back in 2009, a little Christmas music to get you in the mood for saying Merry Christmas.