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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?

Top 1 Most Requested Computer Job in America

  • Computer Systems Analyst
    • Americans get paid $85,320.00
    • Companies demanding more visa workers are willing to pay:
      • 18 applications for 1% to 20% of that
      • 2 applications for 21% to 40% of that
      • 1,315 applications for 41% to 60% of that
      • 37,423 applications for 61% to 80% of that
      • 27,615 applications for 81% to 99% of that
      • 1 application for the same wage that Americans would be paid
      • 10,803 applications for 101% to 120% of that
      • 3,605 applications for 121% to 140% of that
      • 0 applications for 141% to 160% of that
      • 444 applications for 161% to 180% of that
      • 172 applications for 181% to 200% of that

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?page_id=839

Data is taken from 2014 LCA (Labor Conditional Application) data that must be filed to bring in a temporary worker under a visa.

Bottom line, any time you hear somebody say that the temporary workers are competing against Americans on an equal basis, you will know better.

I do not blame the visa holders as they simply are seeking the opportunity that we took for granted in America.

I blame the corporate shoe shine boys in Washington DC for not realizing that it is up to them to provide the balance that capital and labor demand if we want a society based on the American Dream.

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Another American Who Is Part Of Our Problem

Wars are lost and won with money.

By the end of the day, the United States will have lost over $2 billion in goods trading deficits — and the American well-being this represents.

“Chinese President stresses CPC’s leadership of universities”

[Xinhua link — December 29, 2014]

  • Xi said the higher-learning institutions shoulder the important tasks of studying, researching and publicizing Marxism, as well as training builders and successors of the socialist cause with Chinese characteristics.  The core socialist values should be incorporated into the whole teaching process while ideological guidance should be enhanced to ensure the leadership in the universities’ ideological work, he added.

“US trade with China a big deal”

[China Daily link — December 26, 2014]

  • Something about doing business with China that makes American states and even cities act like their own countries.
  • “You may see that the future of the United States is the California model or the Texas model,” James Chen, Asia-Pacific regional director for the Texas governor’s office of Economic Development and Tourism, told China Daily, in reference to how states are approaching commerce.  “Our major competitor is California.  We are even doing better than New York now.”

By the end of the day, the Chinese Communist Party — People’s Republic of China and People’s Liberation Army — will have won nearly $2 billion in goods trading surpluses — and the American well-being this represents.

By the time I hit “Send,” I will have heard from yet another American who is part of our problem —

— and the Party’s solution.

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Comparing Football and Inequality in America

How about them Cowboys.

They seem to be winning lately.

But we are here to compare Football and Inequality:

  • Think of the Cowboys as Capital
  • Think of the New England Patriots as Labor
  • Think of the referee as Government
  • Think of the sportscaster as Media

That pretty well sums up society in our world, doesn’t it?

We have people that have capital that want to make it work for them, or they have been entrusted with a corporation to do the same.

And we have people that just want a steady job so that they can pursue their own goals on their time off.

Now New England is favored to win the super bowl, but I told you we were going to compare football to inequality in america, so here goes.

Every play from now on that Dallas does wrong, the referee is going to award Dallas and penalize the New England Patriots.

And the sportscaster is going to look the other way.

That way the Dallas Cowboys can win the super bowl no matter what.

Folks, that is what is happening to society right now and why we are having so many problems.

We have no way to balance capital and labor without a referee, and that is what Government is supposed to be doing.

Problem is, they are shining the shoes of Capital at the expense of Labor and asking how high should I jump.

And the media, who needs to be ethically above reproach, has been bought and paid for by Capital.

So they look the other way.

I know for a fact that you would not tolerate this happening with your favorite football team.

So, why in the hell do you tolerate it by our political representatives and publishers of our media?

If those two do not do their job, everything else goes to hell.

Kind of like where we are at now, isn’t it?

 

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Alicia Munnell gets it, why don’t you?



Let me show you what is happening at our businesses and government institutions that employ more than 100 employees.

Pretty sad, isn’t it.

But, that is only for the large employers.

How are the large and small employers doing?

Yep, temporary workers are getting the gain, and Americans are getting the shaft.

How about the self employed?

We’re creating a lot of self employed jobs as well, aren’t we?

Myself, I believe this is because as those forced out of the first two charts become displaced, they are the potential customers of the self employed.

I really recommend that you read the “Big Picture” that I have put together because it will show you why these things are happening.

You can do that by clicking here.

Folks, if you have been displaced.

If you have been discriminated against because of your age.

If you can’t find work and you have always been employed in the past.

You need to stand up and be counted.

Send me an email, and let me tell your story here.

People need to know what is happening because the media is not telling your story and they are actively working to bring more temporary visa holders in to take your job.

 

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Kathy Gasperine, Finance Director, Organizing for Action

Received this email just now.

Those following my work on counting jobs in America will realize that even though we are creating some jobs, they are mostly minimum wage, and we are creating substantially less STEM jobs and the ones we are creating, we are giving to temporary Visa Holders rather than Americans in America that so desperately need those jobs.

Hate to say it Ms Gasperine, but since I have been unemployed most of the time Obama has been in office, you are simply pissing into the wind.

Excuse my french!

Virgil —

I spend a lot of my time asking people for money.

I’m proud of that, because I know the stakes are high and the work we do makes an impact that simply isn’t found anywhere else.

We’re facing a critical fundraising deadline on Wednesday — I hope you’ll chip in what you can.

Here’s what we have down for this exact address:

SUPPORTER ID: vbiersch@gmail.com
2014 DONOR: Pending
SUGGESTED ACTION: Donate $5 or more today.

Chip in $5 or more and let’s go strong into 2015.

Here’s why this deadline is so much bigger than normal:

We’re about to get a brand-new Congress, and I for one want to make sure they know we’re not going to roll over on the issues we care about.

We know we ask a lot of our supporters, but folks like you always come though when it matters. You own a piece of this movement, and it shows.

That’s why we’re counting on you to chip in before the books close on Wednesday.

Can you make a grassroots donation right now?

https://donate.barackobama.com/Deadline-December-31st

Thanks,

Kathy

Kathy Gasperine
Finance Director
Organizing for Action

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Where did we gain or lose jobs from when we compare 2011 to 2012 and who got them?

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Looks like the software, engineering and medical industry got hit hard this year.

You might want to look at the 2013 report as that very large jump in media makes me realize why the media might not be giving the temporary worker issue the attention that it requires to Keep America At Work…

 

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The will to survive is all a person has…

A buddy sent me a text a few minutes ago that somebody had committed suicide near me.

My response was that will be me if I lose my place.

Folks, people don’t need a lot.

But they do need a way to provide for themselves whether they be single, or have a family.

Take that away and what do they have left?

We really need to think about that when we send our jobs offshore or import temporary visa holders to displace Americans in America.

Because we are leaving the people of the best nation in the World with nowhere to turn.

And something is wrong with that.

 

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What Could Be More Racist Than Making Money With Racism?

I just Googled “North Korea Obama monkey” and got 19 million results.

Adding “Xinhua” made the results disappear.  Beijing’s propagandists are not idiots — which is more than I can say for Americans who speak English only well enough to believe it.

What could be more racist than making money with racism?

If I had enough money to run for public office, I would not run for public office.

Instead, I would buy every American a full-length mirror.

The rest would take care of itself.

If the mirrors were manufactured in the United States, the rest would take care of itself even sooner.

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How many jobs were created in 2013 over 2012 for citizens and temporary workers on H-1B visas?

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It is a simple matter to show exactly how many jobs were created in 2013 as compared to 2012 and where these jobs went.

All data comes from the BLS OES data that you can view by clicking here.

We always use the May National Tables so that we can compare apples to apples.

I have highlighted the top 4 categories in each major group:

  • Group 1 – Gain or Loss of jobs as compared to the prior year (Columns G/L and %G/L)
  • Group 2 – LCA (Labor Conditional Application) applications filed (Columns LCA App’s Filed and Percent App’s Filed)
  • Group 3 – Total Workers Requested for All LCA Applications in that Occupational Group (Columns LCA Workers Requested and Percent Workers Requested)
  • Group 4 – Jobs given to visa holders (Columns Visas Issued Per LCA and Percent Jobs gained)

Visa statistics were not available for 2013 that I could find, so I used the 2012 Numbers as per this chart.

As you can tell, they are trending up and our corporations are requesting that our government raise the cap from 85,000 to a higher number.

The difference between the numbers and the 85,000 cap is the amount of visas that were renewed each year.

Keep in mind that these numbers are only for a one year period of job gains, and what I am showing you here has been happening for one or more decades and the effect is cumulative.

This is why I fight for common sense.

These visa holders need jobs because opportunity does not exist in their home country, and I get that.

But if we continue to displace Americans like myself in my home country, what are we accomplishing?

Trust me, it is very bad out here.

My situation is dire and I can’t buy an interview because of my age (57 tomorrow) and because 71.17% of all computer jobs gained in 2013 went to workers brought in on Temporary Visas like the H-1B, and I haven’t even factored in other visa types like PERM, L1, B2, OPT, etc.

The only way I can see for us to create jobs for the temporary visa holder and the citizen is to bring our jobs home (Get it Apple, etc.?)

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Why do we tell the story of the H-1B visa holder, but not the story of the displaced American?

Have you ever thought about that?

Are the corporate owners of the media using the media to tell you that it is immigration so that you will give them a blank check.

I sometimes wonder because they sure are not telling the story of the Americans that have been displaced by temporary workers brought in like scabs to break the back of our highest paying jobs in America.

Bottom line, we are ruining the lives of citizens and immigrants alike so that a few corporations can make more money.

Imagine that!

 

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It is very dark here in America as well thanks to temporary worker visas used to displace Americans in America

“I don’t see myself staying in Kyrgyzstan too long. There’s nothing there.”

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Kyrgyzstan-native-regrets-she-must-leave-Nebraska-5978715.php

I can understand her saying this because this is how I feel now.

The jobs that I did for decades now consider me too old at 56 or I have been displaced by temporary workers brought in who may or may not have better formal (paper) skills than I have without consideration of my actual skills that I can bring to the table

Which leaves me under-qualified for those jobs I did for decades and over qualified for all others since I was working in the top 10% of jobs in America.

Which has totally destroyed me when I value my life based on my ability to put a roof over my head and the work that I do.

Yet you will not hear the American media demand that our leaders in business and government find a solution that will help immigrants like this young lady or citizens like myself

The obvious solution would be to find a way to create jobs in every country in the world so that there would be opportunity everywhere.

But our brand of capitalism seems to be only interested in racing to zero

 

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If your job has been sent offshore, or temporary workers have been brought in on H-1B visas to displace you, you need to speak up!

Folks I know it is bad out there.

Been there, done that, and got the emotional and financial scars to prove it.

Even as I type this, I worry about losing my home which is little more than a storage building, and arrested for not paying bills that I want to pay.

So I know what you are going through, and I know that we need to stand up and be counted.

If you know somebody who fits this category, please have them email me at vbiersch@gmail.com because the only way we are going to put an end to this nightmare before it displaces America’s children is to stand up and be counted.

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How did the Computer portion of STEM JOBS do from 2001 to 2013?

I wanted to have my spreadsheet that shows ALL STEM Jobs complete by now but I began to realize over the last week or so that I would not be able to complete it without knowing exactly how the Department of Labor changed their numbering scheme over the years.

To give you an example, here is 2001

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Town Pagans and Devil Worshipers

It’s been a strange season here in the Rust Belt.  I’ve never dealt with so many people who were afraid to wish other people a Merry Christmas.  Back when I was growing up in the same Rust Belt — during the Middle Ages, when people didn’t take themselves so seriously — even the town pagans and devil worshipers wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

No wonder we think our country’s biggest problems are discrimination.

Have you noticed how we discuss politics and economics like they’re organized religions?  We square off, put up our dukes, and prove that my God can beat up your God.

So my latest understanding of the true meaning of Christmas is this:

If we are to be good — it’s a direction we have to choose.  “Good” is not our default setting.  Christmas gives us a chance to try it.

Merry Christmas — from a guy who hasn’t celebrated Christmas since the United States began trading at a loss in 1976.

Does this make me a hypocrite?

“Is Nicaragua canal a watershed for China’s influence?”

www.marketwatch.com/story/is-nicaragua-canal-a-watershed-for-chinas-influence-2014-12-24

  • The biggest engineering project in the history of the world got under way this week, but don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of it.
  • That China has been astute enough to exploit the hostility between the U.S. and Nicaragua should be a warning about the nature of the rivalry between one aging superpower and another burgeoning superpower.

“Nicaragua announces start of China-backed canal to rival Panama”

www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/us-nicaragua-canal-idUSKBN0K01T920141223

  • Construction of the new waterway will be run by Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Co Ltd (HKND Group), which is controlled by Wang Jing, a little-known Chinese telecom mogul well connected to China’s political elite.
  • Flanked by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who is a former Marxist guerrilla leader, Wang Jing said the tender for the preliminary design of the project would be offered by the end of the first quarter of 2015, by which time an environmental impact study would also be finished.

“China, Egypt pledge cooperation on big construction projects”

[Xinhua link — December 24, 2014]

  • The premier also called for closer cultural exchanges between the two countries.

“Global Christmas buyers embrace Chinese online retailers”

[Xinhua link — December 24, 2014]

  • In Russia, 29-year-old Eva is waiting for her son’s new coat to arrive from China.

“Durable goods disappoint in November, falling 0.7%”

http://news.morningstar.com/all/market-watch/TDJNMW20141223182/update-durable-goods-disappoint-in-november-falling-07.aspx

  • Durable goods have now declined in three of the past four months, including an 18.3% drop in August.  Even looking beyond civilian aircraft, there were few signs of strength in the data.
  • The report came at the same time that the government reported the broader economy accelerated in the third quarter to its highest pace of growth in 11 years, in part because of stronger-than-expected consumer spending.

“U.S. Durable Orders Fall 0.7% in November”

www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-durable-goods-fall-0-7-in-november-1419341507

  • Defense-aircraft orders fell 7.8% last month after surging 43.5% in the prior month.  Outside this volatile category, the November data pointed to weak underlying demand for manufactured goods.
  • The broader economy expanded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace in over a decade. . . . Most economists expect growth to downshift in the fourth quarter, reflecting a weak global backdrop, tepid housing demand and slowing investment by corporations.

A public service message:

“China watchdog warns of Christmas light dangers”

www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/24/china-consumer-christmas-idUSL3N0U81J520141224

  • A test of 40 batches of Christmas lights found more than 80 percent were a shock hazard and more than a third did not comply with fire-safety rules, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.
  • China is also a big exporter of Christmas lights and decorations, selling them all around the world.  The watchdog said Chinese consumers should carefully check that products were heat and fire resistant and labelled properly by the manufacturer before making a purchase — or could otherwise face a less than merry Christmas.

Aren’t they all public service messages?

Be well.

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You call this immigration – I call it a H-1B scam…

My employer is base out of NJ. he has taken a security deposit of $4500 check from me for H1.. He sent me an agreement when i joined in October 2014 which says “1 yr of work or 36000$ penalty”. I have not signed it till date. Now i am quitting his firm. The company says
1. since the agreement is sent to me from his end , they consider it signed even if i don’t sign it .
2. Are paying me every month but they receive my pay from client only after 3 months .
3. They can get me blacklisted legally if i don’t pay the amount.

Is it legal to collect H1 amount from employee. can he proceed legally and blacklist me.
The agreement says that ” the agreement shall be effective at the time it is signed by all parties”. so can it be considered signed even if i don’t sign it.

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/agreement-and-h1b-security-deposit-1999177.html

Not only do they get paid less, the vultures that feast on them laugh all the way to the bank.

If this scumbag was to try to do that to an American, we would read him from the good book.

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Throwing away decades of knowledge, experience, and wisdom which means no more wax on, wax off!

In a few days I will turn 57.

At a young age I saw the difference in the lives of people that made more money than average and those that made average or less.

So I became determined to work my way up the ladder as high as my skills would allow me to do so.

And I made it into the top 10% of wage earners because I was willing to learn and apply what I had learned to solve problems at work.

This should have made me employable for as long as I lived.

I never worried about politics because I thought I leaders had our back no matter whether they were corporate, academia, government or media.

Sadly I was wrong and they began to send our jobs offshore and import temporary workers on visas just like scabs were used to break union picket lines in decades past.

I have been studying this since it first happened to me in 2003 when I could no longer find steady work in the STEM industry.

Today has been a truly humbling experience as I filled out employment application after employment application for minimum wage jobs at the local VA hospital, and in private industry.

How can our leaders not see the damage that they are doing long term to our country?

Do they not realize that our kids will have no reason to strive for the moon when they know that the deck is stacked against them before they even start?

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