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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?

In The Ten Seconds It Took You To Read This Far. . . .

When is it OK to say “to hell with it” and not care about the future anymore?

I’ll get back to you on this.  First, I’d like to interview your ancestors.  I’ll bet they’re real happy they worked as hard as they did.

(In the ten seconds it took you to read this far, the U.S. racked up another quarter-million dollars in goods deficits.)

“Foreign student numbers in US reach record high, with almost one third from China”

[SCMP link — November 17, 2014]

  • There are now 72 percent more international students studying at US universities and colleges since 2000.

“Confessions of a price fixer”

www.autonews.com/article/20141116/OEM10/311179961/confessions-of-a-price-fixer

  • The onetime high-flying executive from Japan, who lived a comfortable expat life in the Midwest, was one of dozens of white-collar criminals nailed by what has snowballed into the biggest-ever antitrust dragnet in U.S. Department of Justice history.
  • Thirty-one parts suppliers, mainly Japanese companies, making everything from wire harnesses to wiper switches, have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty in the crackdown since 2011.  Forty-six individuals, almost exclusively Japanese, have been charged.  The indictments continue, with two more individuals indicted on Nov. 14.
  • No one has challenged the charges in court; 26 individuals agreed to prison instead.  Another 20 have yet to enter pleas or are otherwise ignoring their indictments.
  • As one after another Japanese auto supplier gets snagged, it is the unwritten rule, say insiders and lawyers, that middle managers sometimes take the fall for superiors and get rewarded for not airing the company’s dirty laundry in public court.

“Executive Amnesty Case Undermined by Least Likely Source”

www.alantonelson.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/im-politic-executive-amnesty-case-undermined-from-least-likely-source

  • Since Jefferson’s day, Democrats have styled themselves “the party of the common man.”  It seems it’s now time to add the clarification “someplace else.”

“Former blogger sentenced for four years”

[China Daily link — November 18, 2014]

  • Yang got the sentence after he received 531,200 yuan ($86,312) for helping people remove Internet posts and publish rumors, according to the court, adding the convict was also fined 150,000 yuan at the same time.

Will someone please explain why it’s not OK for the United States to have a future anymore?

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Who actually creates the most jobs in America?

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There are so many people that say so many different things about who actually creates the most jobs in America.

So I began to dig.

Problem is, I found that the EEO-4 and EEO-5 data has not been released for every year, so I developed a way to compare apples to apples using averaging.

Let me explain to you what the numbers above mean and how I created them.

I had numbers for:

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For EEO-1, I used 2005 and 2011

For EEO-4, I used 2005 and 2011

For EEO-5 I used 2010 and 2012

For IRS individual taxes, I used 2005 and 2011

For IRS Estimated taxes, I used 2005 and 2011

This way, except for the EEO-5 data, I used the same years.

Now I added them all up and divided them by two to get the average numbers.

Then I had to subtract the EEO-1, EEO-4, and EEO-5 data from the IRS Individual Tax number because I made the assumption that they are taxes like everybody else, and I didn’t want to have them in there twice.

This gave us a total of 81,496,486 Individual tax returns that are not part of the EEO-1, EEO-4, and EEO-5 totals.

And it gave us a total of 25,946,500 estimated tax returns (think self employed)

So now we have:

  • 25,946,500 self employed people (maroon color), or 16% of Americans
  • 81,496,486 employed, but not counted in EEO-1, EEO-4, or EEO-5 totals (green color), or 50% of Americans
  • 46,496,340 EEO-1 employees (companies larger than 100 employees), (blue color), or 28% of Americans
  • 5,614,641 EEO-4 employees (state or local government), (orange color), or 3% of Americans
  • 4,619,034 EEO-5 employees (elementary – secondary public schools), (yellow color), or 3% of Americans

This gives us a total of 164,173,000 working class people in America which is fairly close to the numbers that I’ve noticed over the years I’ve been researching this data.

If you have more accurate job creation numbers, I would be interested in looking at your data.

 

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Amazing thing about EEO-1 Reports, and temporary worker visas like H-1B

About a week ago I heard about a report I’ve never run across called the EEO-1 Report.

After googling it, I found that Julianne Pepitone had filed a FOIA request which made me curious.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes each company’s U.S. workers by their self-identified race and gender.

As part of an investigation into Silicon Valley’s diversity — the subject of CNN’s upcoming documentary The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley — CNNMoney asked 20 tech industry leaders to release voluntarily their 2010 EEO-1 forms.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/09/technology/diversity_silicon_valley_data/

What caught my attention was that 17 companies refused to release the data which made me ever more curious.

What were they hiding?

What is in this report?

So I found one.

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Once I saw it, I realized what they were hiding, so I began to dig.

https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/facebook-eeo-1-report-2013.pdf

Being an apparently unemployable software type with the ability to dig way past when most would give up, I began to research the Information Category of the NAICS-2 occupational category 51, and I wrote the following summary report, and detail report:

The evidence was overwhelming that Americans were being displaced by visa holders in the technology industry.

But what was happening at the national level for all industries?

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So I prepared this chart.

As you can see, we have 6,888 more large companies in 2013 than we had in 2008.

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Yet we have 338,962 fewer jobs when comparing 2013 against 2008.

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And we have 958,198 fewer white employees than we had in 2008

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We did have a growth of 20,927 for black employees which is good as they need jobs the same as I do.

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We did have a growth of 7,890 for hispanic employees which is good as they need jobs the same as I do.

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Let’s see now:

  • Loss of 958,198 for Whites
  • Gain of 20,927 for Blacks
  • Gain of 7,890 for Hispanics
  • Gain of 274,452 for Asian

What?

And this is for all industries in all companies nationwide.

I could understand that in the Information jobs where I can no longer buy an interview simply because 65% of all LCA applications that I have surveyed are for Computer jobs.

But all industries, for all companies?

It is now becoming crystal clear to me why a navy veteran, aged 56, who has worked in technology (hardware & software), all of his life, can no longer buy an interview.

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We had a loss of 12,194 jobs for American Indian Employees.

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We had a gain of 31,009 for Hawaiian Employees.

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And we had a gain of 297,152 for Two or More Races

Which gives us the following chart

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Get the picture?

Do you really think we need to reward temporary workers that are brought in by our corporations to displace Americans in America?

Or should we do more to Keep America At Work?

I want to tell you a little story.

You are not going to get all of this at one glance.

I started researching this stuff in 2007 after I was unable to get back to steady work in the software industry.

The years from 2003 till 2007 I was in shock.

Simply because I had worked my way up from a humble ranching community ranch hand type job to a point where I had spent most of my life in the highest paying occupation in America.

And suddenly I was unemployable?

Which is why I don’t expect you to get this all in one glance.

Think of it this way if you were an employer paying for all the research I have done.

2007 – Any results yet Virgil?

no

2008 – Any results yet Virgil?

no

2009 – Any results yet Virgil?

no

2010 – Any results yet Virgil?

no

2011 – Any results yet Virgil?

maybe

2012 – Any results yet Virgil?

Maybe

2013 – People are starting to look at your work Virgil!

Maybe

2014 – How did you get to a point where you are the expert on the big picture Virgil?

It took six years of 16 hour days seven days per week researching, and another two years of connecting the dots.

Nope, I’m not patting myself on the back, especially since many people contributed to the knowledge that I have acquired.

I’m simply letting you know that I understand why the media has not dug this deep.

After all, would you fund somebody for six years with zero results, or would you pull the plug after one week?

My point is, this is what it will take to demonstrate to our country what is happening.

Even though I used to make $2,700 per week in 2002, I can live fairly well where I am at on $1,000.00 per week at this point in my life, and I would like to continue my research no matter where it leads.

If you are in a position to fund my research, I am more than willing to talk to you.

My data source:

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Lets have a great big Attaboy for Americans standing up for Americans in America

Woke up this morning about 6:30 and it was 20 degrees on the porch, and about 23 degrees in my storage shed/cabin.

Rounded up the dogs, and headed to my mothers as it was damn cold here.

And all I could think about was that this site would be shut down because I didn’t have ten bucks.

And my electric bill was due on the 20th and it would be shut off on the 30th, and not a job in site.

Thanks to a good Samaritan, I have paid the electric bill, and this site is good for another month, and I even have a few bucks left for some gas so that I can drive 40 miles round trip and get some groceries.

Still broke, don’t you know.

And hating that I had to sell my car to pay this months bills.

And still facing my land payment of $470.69 on the 24th and wanting about $700.00 so I can get a 250 Gallon propane tank and a decent heater installed, and a few smaller bills that are due as well.

But, thanks to these people, I am ready once again to grab a rock and a sling and do my best to hit Microsoft and others in their Achilles heel.

And you can bet that I will continue to dig into the data that will discredit the statements of our technology corporations that our media does not seem to want to question.

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In a Democracy, We Need All The Help We Can Get

I just got a nice new blurb, but first things first.  The junk we consume is turning our brains to junk.

Mixed:

“America’s Youngest Outcasts”

www.familyhomelessness.org

  • A staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America.  This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the United States.

“Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet”

www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-202.html

  • In 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households reported computer ownership.

“Don’t Shed Tears For ‘Recession-Hit’ Japan”

www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2014/11/17/dont-shed-tears-for-recession-hit-japan

  • There is an epochal contradiction here — a contradiction that sheds a cruel light not only on the competence of the British and American press but on the ethics of Wall Street investment banks.

“Law gets fashionable as labels learn to love litigation”

www.france24.com/en/20141116-law-gets-fashionable-labels-learn-love-litigation

  • . . . and battle the vast wave of cheap knock-offs flooding the market.  “The industry became much more international and much more complex.  That meant a lot more work for lawyers,” says [a specialist in luxury law], adding that the 2008 financial crash also left a lot of lawyers out of work and looking for new opportunities.

“The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect”

www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/trends-in-our-business/stock-connect

  • Given the magnitude of the changes, the [Goldman Sachs] Global Investment Research Division published a report, “SH-HK Connect: New regime, unprecedented opportunity” to help investors analyze the potential effects and structural investment opportunities.

My long-time readers will remember that before the so-called “financial crisis” Goldman Sachs bought nearly 6% of the biggest bank in China, and that most of the money loaned by the Federal Reserve during its record week in October 2008 went to foreign banks.

This might account for a few of our homeless children and others deceased.

The nice new blurb:

  • “Bob Hall has a unique gift for cutting through the fog of media and political spin to reveal the root causes of some of the gravest threats to our economy and society.  His honesty and keen insights are a breath of fresh air in a politically charged atmosphere where deceit, manipulation, special interests and treachery increasingly dominate the conversation.  Ignore his warnings at your own risk.” — Zachary Hubbard, United States Army (Ret), former Department Head of the Information Warfare Division, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University

If you’ve ever felt like recommending, reviewing, or blurbing my work, please do.

In a democracy, we need all the help we can get.

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As H-1B’s struggle to survive the temporary worker visa scam, Americans struggle to stay warm.

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http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/can-a-h1b-visa-holder-work-as-a-driver-with-uber-n-1960405.html

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.

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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.

 

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Oyster Soup

You have to read this to believe we’ve come to this:

“Remarks by President Obama at the University of Queensland”

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/15/remarks-president-obama-university-queensland

  • “As the world’s only superpower, the United States. . . .”

“Falling”

www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2014_Fall_McPherson.php

  • “Like a lot of other people, I started life comfortably middle-class, maybe upper-middle class; now, like a lot of other people walking the streets of America today, I am poor.” — William McPherson, a novelist, critic, and journalist, was the editor of the Washington Post Book World and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

“The war on ISIS already has a winner: The defense industry”

www.fortune.com/2014/09/13/defense-industry-winner-against-isis

  • In the longer run, one defense appropriations lobbyist predicts — a hopeful note in his voice: “we’re going to have to bust through the budget caps” imposed on the military by the sequester cuts.  “We can’t fight this on the cheap,” he says.  That should mean widely shared benefits for an industry that operates on a “co-opetition” model, in which most big systems include components from several manufacturers — amidst a demand furnished by a rising tide of unrest around the world.

“Student Loans Owned and Securitized, Outstanding”

www.research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/SLOAS

  • 2014 Q3: $1,307,213,400,000 — up +83.4% from $712,671,900,000 in 2008 Q3

“Dutiful But Dumb”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutiful_But_Dumb

  • When the oyster works Curly’s last nerve he pulls out his gun and fires at it repeatedly.

“Listen to the Mockingbird”

The End

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Go to the source for H-1B or B1 Visa Information.

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.

Your ustraveldocs.com inquiry Case-2014- 11-14-004225187 Has Been Closed

support@ustraveldocs.com support@ustraveldocs.com via nyoyuidzfpmjhx.c-phupmas.na8.bnc.salesforce.com 

5:58 AM (1 hour ago)

to me
Your case has been updated, please log back into your account to view the details.

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
offshore.

As you will see by the following article, the damage to the American
software developer has been substantial.

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?p=581

I also believe that there would be 6,278,658 computer jobs in america if it
were not for American jobs being sent offshore, or visa holders brought in
to move jobs offshore.

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?p=595

This is creating a situation that is pitting citizen against immigrant that
is a lose / lose scenario for all parties, and I’m looking for a way to
create a situation where there are enough jobs for all parties rather than
the current one where American’s lose and foreign companies win.

Therefore, I wanted to find out if companies like Infosys (and others I
will contact under a separate email) would be willing to share their
employment data regarding employees in America on a visa of any type with
me so that I can prepare the data so that we can better steer the Software
job situation in America and document where the jobs are, and are not.

My current work on Infosys can be found via the following link.

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?cat=9

Respectfully,

Virgil Bierschwale
Keep America At Work

Origin: Email
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!

Yours sincerely,
U.S. Visa Service Desk

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A tip of the hat to Mike Cassidy and U.S. News and World Report

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.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/11/12/the-unemployment-rate-leaves-the-underemployed-invisible

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.”

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7364

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?”.

 

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“Murder on the Orient Express” vs. “Dollar to the Giant”

“Hong Kong, Shanghai announce plan to link stock exchanges”

www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/hong-kong-shanghai-announce-plan-to-link-stock-exchanges-a-43247049.html

  • The programme will bring about “the biggest rebalance of capital in the world,” Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said.

“HKMA scraps 20,000 yuan daily conversion cap in landmark reform”

[SCMP link — November 12, 2014]

  • “The removal of the daily conversion limit will facilitate Hong Kong residents’ participation in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect as well as other investments and transactions denominated in the yuan,” said [Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive] Chan.

“Income tax exempt from stock connect profit”

[Xinhua link — November 15, 2014]

  • The Finance Ministry along with the securities watchdog said that mainland individual investors’ profits from investing in Hong Kong-listed stocks will be exemption from personal income tax from Nov 17, 2014 to Nov 16, 2017.  Hong Kong investors, both individuals and enterprises, will enjoy income and business taxes exemption for earnings from investment in Shanghai-listed stocks in the same period, according to the same announcement.

“Foreign Investors Get Tax Clarification on Stock Connect”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-investors-get-tax-clarification-on-stock-connect-1415959784

  • China said foreign investors will be exempted from a 10% capital gains tax when buying stocks in the mainland, clearing up the last remaining gray area before a landmark stock-trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai begins Monday.

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.

 

 

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Fluent Americans

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]

  • DFA is a Kansas City, Missouri-based cooperative and represents nearly 13,000 producers across 48 states and accounts for one-third of raw-milk output in the United States.

“China aviation ‘world-class'”

[Global Times link — November 13, 2014]

  • “We hope that AC3X2 [helicopter manufactured by AVIC] can be accredited by international organizations such as Federal Aviation Administration,” Xu said.

“With 2 New Jets, Chinese Manufacturer May Become Global Contender”

www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/business/international/with-2-new-jets-chinese-manufacturer-may-become-global-contender.html

  • Comac, founded in 2008 in Shanghai, is also state owned.

“Norway Embraces Chinese Cash in Race for Arctic Oil Riches”

www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-12/norway-embraces-chinese-cash-in-race-for-arctic-energy-riches.html

  • The administration is doing what it can to avoid angering China further, including snubbing the Dalai Lama — another Nobel Peace prize laureate — during his visit to Norway in May.

“Unraveling Why Some Mammals Kill Off Infants”

www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/science/unraveling-why-some-mammals-kill-off-infants.html

  • Dr. Lukas said the cultural diversity of humans means it is hard to make blanket statements about them.

“Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to work on America’s agenda”

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/elizabeth-warren-its-time-to-work-on-americas-agenda/2014/11/07/984da7b6-669c-11e4-9fdc-d43b053ecb4d_story.html

  • “There’s no shortage of work that Congress can do, but the agenda shouldn’t be drawn up by a bunch of corporate lobbyists and lawyers.”

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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How can I be for Immigration, yet against Temporary Worker Visas?

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.

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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?

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We Used To Know This But Then We Got Hornswoggled

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”

www.thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/11/12/3591517/element-electronics-walmart-made-in-america

  • According to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint filed Tuesday, the company isn’t making anything in America after all.  Instead, the complaint alleges, the Chinese-made TVs arrive to Element’s South Carolina assembly line in boxes adorned with a waving American flag and the slogan “America Matters” on the front and the phrase “assembled in the USA” on top.  Element’s employees unscrew a plastic panel, install a Chinese-made motherboard, close the panel, and return the TVs to their patriotic packaging so that they can be shipped out to Walmart, Target, Meijer, Sam’s Club, and QVC.

“Recent jeans case confirms harsher ‘Made In USA’ standards exist in California”

www.consumerproductslawblog.com/2014/10/update-recent-jeans-case-confirms-harsher-made-in-usa-standards-exist-in-california

  • The court also disagreed with defendants’ argument that the FTC Act gave the FTC exclusive authority over “Made in the USA” claims.  The court explained that Congress’s delegation of “that authority to the FTC is not the same as depriving other agencies or states from exercising that same authority.”

“China unveils sophisticated J-31 stealth fighter aircraft during Zhuhai air show”

www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-12/china-unveils-sophisticated-stealth-fighter-aircraft/5884038

  • China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), the country’s top aircraft maker, will compete with US-made hardware in export markets.

Hitler wouldn’t stand a chance against China.

In a democracy, the democracy is us.

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If You Think I Want This Job, You’re Right!

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”

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/11/us-china-greenhousegasesclimatechangedeal.html

  • President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting pollution, with a goal to reduce it 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels.  Earlier in his presidency, Obama set a goal to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country’s emissions are still growing as it builds new coal plants, didn’t commit to cut emissions by a specific amount.  Rather he set a target for China’s emissions to peak by 2030 or earlier if possible.  He also pledged to increase the share of energy that China will derive from sources other than fossil fuels, such as solar and wind.

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”

www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9234.pdf

  • Five years ago, leaders of the G20 countries pledged to phase out “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies.  Few subsidies are less efficient than those directed to exploration — yet evidence presented in this report points to a large gap between G20 commitment and action.  We estimate that, collectively, G20 governments spend $88 billion on annual exploration subsidies.  To put this figure in context, this is almost double the amount of financing the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates is needed to achieve universal access to energy by 2030.  It is also more than double the global spending on exploration by the top 20 private oil and gas companies — which suggests that their exploration is highly dependent on public finance.

Tonelson came through:

“Obama’s Fatally Flawed China Environment and High-Tech Trade Deals”

www.alantonelson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/whats-left-of-our-economy-obamas-fatally-flawed-china-environment-and-high-tech-trade-deals

  • If the United States could afford to treat trade and other international economic issues as throwaways, mainly useful for scoring propaganda points or winning and keeping allies, Mr. Obama’s approach to these two deals might be defensible.

Fingleton, too:

“Obama In China: Taking Candy From A Baby”

www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2014/11/12/obama-in-china-taking-candy-from-a-baby

  • As Chinese leaders know better than anyone, the ultimate issue is American corruption.  Washington is actually far more corrupt than Beijing.  If you want to get something done in Washington, you do what you do in Jakarta: just slip some money to the right people.  The point was made as far back as a generation ago by the prominent Japanese commentator and author Shintaro Ishihara.  From an East Asian point of view, the United States is already, in its political dynamics, a Third World country.

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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All Infosys employees in America are welcome to come to my home for thanksgiving this year

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.

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“If ye break faith with us who die”

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?

  • “I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.  And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers.”

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.

War Is A Racket – by Major General Smedley Butler

William Polk is yet another voice of experience —

“Standing in an Adversary’s Shoes”

www.consortiumnews.com/2014/11/10/standing-in-an-adversarys-shoes

  • “Months before the Cuban Missile Crisis was upon us, I made a tour of Turkey.”

— 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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There would be 6,278,658 Computer jobs in America if it were not for the H-1B and B1 Visa Scam.

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Homeland Security maintains an interesting set of yearbooks showing visas.

http://www.dhs.gov/yearbook-immigration-statistics-2013-nonimmigrant-admissions

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.

http://www.bls.gov/oes/tables.htm

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.

 

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It’s Only As Safe As You Want It To Be

“U.S. welcomes rise of a prosperous, peaceful, stable China: Obama”

[Xinhua link — November 10, 2014]

  • Speaking of economic cooperation among APEC members, the U.S. president said that “in the 21st century, the pursuit of economic growth, job creation and trade is not a zero-sum game.  One country’s prosperity does not have to come at the expense of another.”

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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