But whether or not people understand what’s relatively important anymore, most people seem to have forgotten that without sustenance, without a source of income, life itself is not possible.

Every grade-school class clown has a dirty-little secret of a long-term agenda.

Of course it’s a lot of fun to make people laugh, but it’s much more rewarding to help people to laugh for the rest of their lives — and, therefore, for the rest of their children’s and grandchildren’s lives.

Whether or not people understand what’s actually funny anymore, most seem to have forgotten that without life, laughter itself is impossible.

(Briefly getting back to Saturday’s “Triage” essay:)

We’re losing – bleeding! — $2.3 billion dollars every day in goods deficits.  (Basically the cost of a full-scale war if your cities and factories are being destroyed, too.)  Climate change — one camp or the other — is an important issue that cannot be ignored forever.

But whether or not people understand what’s relatively important anymore, most people seem to have forgotten that without sustenance, without a source of income, life itself is not possible.

No joke.  We need money — first.  Climate change and the other vitally important issues that require money will just have to wait.  If we don’t get our priorities in order, we won’t be able to save our own country.

It will be fun.  Admittedly, it has to be fun.

You’ll love this:

On September 21, I published a piece called “Biological Competitors” that began:

  • “It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.” – Mao Tse-Tung during a government-sponsored famine that killed another 45 million of his own great apes.
  • I beg you to consider that the U.S. and China are biological competitors.

I then included a research paper that made Murderous Competitive Chimpanzees sound amazingly like Mainland Communist Chinese.

The next day, on September 22, the Chinese government issued an official statement through its “Chinese Academy of Social Sciences”:

  • “There are certain Western hostile forces that insist tens of millions of people starved to death, and they continuously exaggerate, calling it a ‘premeditated crime’ committed by the CCP and trying to challenge and deny the legitimacy of the CCP’s governance.  This should put people on high alert.”

The Party’s statement touched off an Internet sh*t storm, which led the Party’s censors to clamp down on some of its keywords, which led me to take a few hours’ vacation to repair my 1998 Ford truck.

If one person — or even a thousand — can frighten the most powerful organization in the world —

Then I’m here to tell you that one person can make a difference.

And, by the way, that the Chinese Communist Party blew it.  They should have gotten rid of me when they had the chance.

Ha!

Now I could wind up being the best friend the Chinese ever had, too.

Ha!

 

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My college classes start next week and I’m not even sure I will have electricity – talk about stressed

We tell our kids to go to college and get a great education so that you can become an engineer, or doctor, or computer programmer and make the big bucks.

Then we send their jobs offshore or import visa holders because our kids are making too much for our greed.

At the same time we tell our older people like myself that have decades of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in our fields that if you will just get the degree you never had, you will be able to work again.

But, when we do our due diligence, we find sites like Norm Matloff’s where he describes people with impeccable credentials that can’t find work in our field.

And if we dig deeper, we find the same results on Bob Cringely’s site.

And no matter how many calls to our government we make to ask why they are not enforcing our EEOC laws, we are told to repeat the steps above because the problem must be us, and not the system.

I completed my freshman class last year.

And my sophomore class starts on the 6th of October.

And my electric bill, among others will go past due not too long after that.

Meanwhile, the only person that seems to give a damn about my situation is me.

So yes, if you too are one of the nearly 1 million American’s that have been forced out of the software related industry, well lets just say that I feel your pain.

 

@USDOL – About Foxconn and the prevailing wage in Houston, TX for Engineering and Software Jobs

After writing that last article about production planner jobs for Foxconn Assembly in Houston, TX, I decided to see if they had any computer or engineering positions that Americans in America could apply for, and what do you know…!

Well, I will let you be the judge of the jobs and in case you didn’t know it, most likely you as an American are not even going to get a chance to apply for these minimum wage software and engineering jobs.

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foxconn_eng2

foxconn_eng3

foxconn_eng5

foxconn_eng6

foxconn_eng7

Do yourself a favor Department of Labor.

Apparently your prevailing wage data is incorrect.

I hear indeed.com has pretty accurate data.

You might want to contact them.

About those good jobs Foxconn is going to create in America?

foxconn_usa

I was studying how I could make this grid better with paging, etc., so that you, the viewer would have the ability to drill down and see for yourself where all of these visa holders were finding work at and I saw Foxconn Assembly LLC while looking at production jobs and decided to take a look at it as I’m not fond of the way Foxconn treats its employs in its homeland.

As you can see by the proposed wages, these so called good jobs are going to be what I consider to be minimum wage jobs, and apparently assembly only.

Apple, are you, and the rest of our electronics manufacturers that use foxconn ashamed of yourselves yet?

As for Foxconn.

I don’t know how to say Yankee Go Home in Chinese, so I’ll just say Foxconn Go Home…

Update – Being the curious type, I decided to see what indeed.com shows for production planner salaries in houston, tx.

foxconn_salary

We’ve work to do

Triage.

Lots of issues are important, vitally so, matters of life or death, but we need to prioritize more intelligently.

We can save all of the patients if we work in the right order.

Triage.

Today’s links, possibly in the wrong order:

“Chinese Researcher: ‘Hostile Western Forces’ Behind Great Leap Death Tolls”

www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/25/hostile_western_forces_china_death_tolls

  • But the CASS article, also published in state-run outlets Xinhua and People’s Daily, euphemized the party’s policies in that period, calling them an “exploratory error.”  The phrase quickly struck a nerve.
  • “China should starve them, freeze them, force them to constantly study [revolutionary] materials, make their inner soul explode with revolution, and let everyone watch.”
  • Censors reacted swiftly to the online clamor.  On Sept. 22 and 23, two of the most-censored words on Weibo were “exploratory” and “explore, according to Weiboscope, an analytics project run by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Wang Weiguang, dean and party secretary of the CASS, wrote an op-ed on Sept. 24 for the state-run, nationalist Global Times in which he declared “class struggle can never be extinguished in China.”
  • Popular comments called for Wang to make his assets public so that “everyone can know which class you belong to.”

“Chinese Academy of Social Sciences”

[Official BIC-CASS website]

  • “The basic tasks of CASS are to promote the development of social sciences while put emphasis on basic theory research; actively conduct countermeasure and application research with a microscopic, strategic and foresighted nature; stick to the policy of ‘making the past serve the present and foreign things serve China’, critically carry on the excellent cultural heritage of the Chinese nation, and bravely absorb and use for reference all the useful achievements of human civilizations; arm people’s mind with scientific theory in order to raise the ideological and moral levels and improve the scientific and cultural quality; and to train talents of the high attainments in social sciences and highly-qualified management personnel.”
  • [Sic!]

“Why I Hope to Die at 75″

www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329

  • [By Ezekiel J. Emanuel]
  • [Ugh!]

“How the Mid-Victorians Worked, Ate and Died”  [repeat]

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672390

  • With the exception of family planning, the vast edifice of twentieth century healthcare has not enabled us to live longer but has in the main merely supplied methods of suppressing the symptoms of degenerative diseases which have emerged due to our failure to maintain mid-Victorian nutritional standards.
  • With the exception of family planning and antibiotics, the vast edifice of twentieth century healthcare has generated little more than tools to suppress symptoms of degenerative diseases which have emerged due to our failure to maintain mid-Victorian nutritional standards.

“To combat death you don’t need much of a life, just one that isn’t yet finished.” — Herta Müller

We’ve work to do.

It’ll be fun.
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Our global competitors are happy to assist our national suicide.

I should repeat this every so often:

“Foreign policy is a way of being in the world.  In other words, foreign policy is domestic economic policy.”

Foreign policy is domestic economic policy.

How does it help our people to complicate such a simple truth?

Just kidding.  Today’s real serious question is:

  • What?

“Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2014 (Third Estimate)”

www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2014/pdf/gdp2q14_3rd.pdf

  • Real GDP: up +4.6 percent
  • Real GNP: up +4.6 percent
  • Current-dollar GDP: up +6.8 percent
  • Real gross domestic income (GDI): up +5.2 percent

I can’t do any better than this, except to recommend that you trust your own observations and experience well before the next GDP release.

The United States has been a busy little superpower lately — lots of balls in the air and quite as many reasons to buy time.

Our global competitors are happy to assist our national suicide.  Their domestic and foreign policies are always the same.

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Steps I use to generate an accurate count of H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Visa holders.

http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm

On the link above you will find a list of spreadsheets that show appropriate data for each of these visa types.

I have downloaded each of them, and converted them in a way that allowed me to upload them to the MySQL tables at Keep America At Work so that you can view them in any way that you wish too. (I do NOT recommend that you download them as they are larger than 100 MB in many cases)

This gave me the following visa totals:

  • 268,246 records for 2009A
  • 87,989 records for 2009B
  • 341,969 records for 2010
  • 358,325 records for 2011
  • 414,451 records for 2012
  • 443,037 records for 2013
  • 417,991 records for 2014

This will give us 2,062,303 records.

Now we need to delete all records where the work end date is older than the current date.

This will give us 1,265,350 records.

At this point we can copy these records into the system that I developed to display all occupations in America.

Which will give us these results:

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lca_final2

lca_final3

As you can see, the computer and mathematical occupations have been hit especially hard.

But how hard?

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computer2

As you can see, 44.36 % of the Computer Systems Analyst positions are held by visa holders, and I have not yet updated the PERM and H-2B visa tables yet.

And 52.4 % of the Computer Programmer positions are held by visa holders, as are 27.62% of Software Developers, Applications.

I have worn all of these hats and more, yet I can no longer buy an interview as an American in America and it is painfully obvious to me as to why I cannot find a job anymore.

This does not mean that I am against visa holders as I am not, because believe me, they need jobs too.

Perhaps I can say it best in this article titled “Do we have any leaders in the STEM Industry?“.

Please notice that the Mathematicians and Operations Research Analysts and Statisticians have also been hit hard.

By now you are probably wondering where are all of these visa holders employed at?

employer1

employer2

employer3employer4

employer5

By now you are beginning to get the picture.

Like 776,916 other fine Americans, I have lost everything.

I am living out of a portable shed with no running water, bathroom or refrigerator.

But you won’t hear me whining about that.

What you will hear me say is I am going to get back to work in the software industry at my previous rate of pay, or better.

Which means that I am going to continue digging until I can expose every single bit of dirty underwear that this industry has, and believe me, I am going to do everything in my power to find a way to expose the actions of the lobbyist groups, who funds them, and which politicians pimp for them.

Because Americans in America need people willing to do their part to Keep America At Work.

As for any reporters, or other researchers.

I have given you a treasure trove of data, and I’m actively working on giving you more.

If you need to find a way to generate a particular report, etc., all you have to do is ask.

And if you know of anybody willing to support my research in this area, I am all ears as I have done spent my last penny.

Virgil Bierschwale

vbiersch@gmail.com

 

 

 

Try telling the Americans why they should not expect any mercy from the Chinese and see how far you get.

My experience with Labradors vs. Dobermans makes me partial to Labradors for duck blinds and Dobermans for junk yards — but I can recognize a slippery slope of narrow-mindedness when I see one.

“China’s Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression”

www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/042/2014/en/7dcccd64-15c2-423a-93dd-2841687f6655/asa170422014en.pdf

  • China’s manufacturing of such equipment is dominated by large state-owned companies, with multiple subsidiaries and affiliates.   Over recent years this sector has greatly expanded the range of equipment produced.
  • China is the only country known to manufacture spiked batons — which have metal spikes along the entire length of the baton or are plastic batons with a spiked metal head.  These are specifically designed as implements of torture and can cause significant pain and suffering.

On the other hand, I can safely say the Chinese are cruel.  This does not offend the Chinese.

Try telling the Americans why they should not expect any mercy from the Chinese and see how far you get.
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Who are the biggest requestors for H-1B Visas?

Are we proud of ourselves yet?

What follows is only the first page showing which companies requested the most visas for each job occupational group.

As one of the 273,536 software types that can no longer buy an interview, I can guarantee you that for every visa requested, an American was forced out of the labor force.

As an example, think about it this way.

Our population continues to grow.

Our companies continue to send jobs offshore and import visa holders.

Somebody is losing ground here, and it is Americans in America and I personally think we should do more to Keep America At Work rather than destroying everything our ancestors built and our children’s future.

Management

management

Business and Financial Operations

business_financial

Computer and Mathematical

computer_math

Architecture and Engineering

architecture_engineering

Life, Physical and Social Science

life_physical_social

Community and Social Service

community_social_service

Legal Occupations

legal

Education, Training & Library

education_training_library

Arts, Design, Sports

arts_design_sports

Healthcare

healthcare

Healthcare Support

healthcare_support

Protective Service

protective_service

Food Preparation

food_prepartion

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance

building_grounds_cleaning

Personal Care and Service

personal_care

Sales and Related

sales

Office and Administrative

office_administrative

Farming, Fishing, Forestry

farming_fishing_forestry

Construction and Extraction

construction

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

installation_maintenance

Production

production

Transportation and Material Moving

transportation

 

 

The Hanging Offense Of All Stupid Ideas

Our so-called “leaders” — I’d so-called “hang” the lot of them — wage war so they don’t have to admit that deindustrializing an industrial nation is the hanging offense of all stupid ideas.

Also they are proactive.  You can see what they’re doing to the country before the country can wake up and do to them.

After the War, American industrialists told Harry Truman that we just can’t make it, we can’t turn swords into not-swords, we can’t meet Americans’ material expectations without a permanent war industry and its wartime production.

And so the (permanent, hopefully) Cold War was created.

Keep in mind that American industry, at that time, was still American.  And that the demands of economic inequality were not nearly what they are today.

The demands of economic inequality were not nearly what they are today.

So, yeah, the story that we need a war industry to support our standard of living was pig-poop then and it’s pig-poop now.

Now, however, we have very little industry of any kind, having very much deindustrialized since then.

So whenever you’re wondering why our peace-loving people are always at war, take a good look in your foreign-made mirror —

— but don’t just stand there gawking.

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