“The More She Cried, The More She Took”

It wasn’t that long ago that Americans could litter.  Now we recycle — and we know how it can add up.

Funny, though, how we continue to complain about the symptoms of deindustrialization without ever changing the behavior at the root of our deindustrialization.  In the future, if there is a future, Americans will be less hypocritical; and we’ll have learned that workers and consumers are the same people.

If there is no future, it’ll be because all we ever did was bitch and buy foreign.

Some “interesting” links — if you don’t blame me:

“6 Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code From U.S. Tech Companies”

www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/technology/6-chinese-men-indicted-in-theft-of-code-from-us-tech-companies.html

  • The indictment, for “conspiracy to commit economic espionage,” a relatively rare charge, contends that the six men studied in the United States and took jobs at two small American chip companies.

“Antony Beevor: ‘There are things that are too horrific to put in a book'”

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11605822/Anthony-Beevor-There-are-things-that-are-too-horrific.html

  • Here, men on both sides developed extraordinarily creative ways of killing one another.

“Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books”

www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/19/censorship-in-hong-kong-how-china-controls-sale-of-sensitive-books

  • “Readers’ numbers are going down everywhere, and nobody can afford a ground-floor bookshop unless they are backed by people with very deep pockets,” says one publishing industry insider.

“Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities — March 2015″

www.treasury.gov/ticdata/Publish/mfh.txt

  1. China, Mainland
  2. Japan
  3. Oil Exporters

“Conservatives Should Rethink Trade Policy”

www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/conservatives-should-rethink-trade-policy

  • The wrangling . . . has been along party lines, but not in the usual way.  It is the Democrats who are wary of granting more power to a president of their own party.

“Japan plans $100 billion in Asia infrastructure aid, matching AIIB capital level”

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/19/business/economy-business/japan-plans-100-billion-asia-infrastructure-aid-matching-aiib-capital-level

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce the plan to increase infrastructure investments and loans for Asian countries on Thursday, sources said.

“Obama on the TPP: Beckoning Us to the Graveyard”

www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/18/obama-on-the-tpp-beckoning-us-to-the-graveyard

  • This view is quite the opposite from the outlook of the Chinese, which is tirelessly about creating win-win situations.  Not win-lose.  Not, “You are either for us or against us.”  But Win-win.”  Read China Daily, as you should for some sense of balance, or any of the outlets from China, and you will find the win-win philosophy ever present.

“T E Lawrence naivete lives on”

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/05/lawrence-naivete-lives-150517131050384.html

  • Widespread naivete among the Western intelligentsia stretches back decades.

Widespread, indeed.

You’d think any article about naivete would mention the Chinese Communist Party — and recognize its interests.

 
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Stopping to smell the meat and drink the beer…

Like most, I spent my time working my way up the ladder only to find that the ladder was shipped overseas or it had a “temporary worker on temporary visa ONLY” sign.

So I never bothered to stop to smell the roses in all of those years.

Not anymore.

Enjoy – It is a good video



For myself, I’m going to spend some time learning how to live…

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About those educational visas that are being used to destroy our future…

The six indicted defendants include:

 

  • Hao Zhang, 36, a citizen of the PRC, is a former Skyworks employee and a full professor at Tianjin University.  Zhang is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage, conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.  Zhang was arrested upon entry into the United States on May 16, 2015.
  • Wei Pang, 35, a citizen of the PRC, is a former Avago employee and a full professor at Tianjin University.  Pang is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage, conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.
  • Jinping Chen, 41, a citizen of the PRC, is a professor at Tianjin University and a member of the board of directors for ROFS Microsystems.  Chen is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage and conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets.
  • Huisui Zhang (Huisui), 34, a citizen of the PRC, studied with Pang and Zhang at a U.S. university in Southern California and received a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006.  Huisui is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage and conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets.
  • Chong Zhou, 26, a citizen of the PRC, is a Tianjin University graduate student and a design engineer at ROFS Microsystem.  Zhou studied under Pang and Zhang, and is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage, conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.
  • Zhao Gang, 39, a citizen of the PRC, is the General Manager of ROFS Microsystems.  Gang is charged with conspiracy to commit economic espionage and conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets.

The maximum statutory penalty for each of the charges alleged in the superseding indictment is as follows:

  • Count One: conspiracy to commit economic espionage: 15 years imprisonment; $500,000 fine or twice the gross gain/loss; three years’ supervised release; and $100 special assessment.
  • Count Two: conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets: 10 years imprisonment; $250,000 fine or twice the gross gain/loss; three years’ supervised release; and $100 special assessment.
  • Counts Three Through Seventeen: economic espionage; aiding and abetting: 15 years imprisonment; $500,000 fine or twice the gross gain/loss; three years’ supervised release; and $100 special assessment.
  • Counts Eighteen Through Thirty-Two: theft of trade secrets; aiding and abetting: 10 years imprisonment; $250,000 fine or twice the gross gain/loss; three years’ supervised release; and $100 special assessment.

Zhang was arrested on May 16, 2015, upon landing at the Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from the PRC.  He made his initial appearance yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg of the Central District of California, who ordered the defendant transported in custody to San Jose for further proceedings.  His next scheduled appearance will be before the U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila of the Northern District of California, at a date to be determined.

The charges contained in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/chinese-professors-among-six-defendants-charged-economic-espionage-and-theft-trade-secrets

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These are the decisions you will be faced with when you have been displaced by a H-1B temporary worker on a temporary visa

The last couple of weeks have been rough, but I now have a payment plan with the IRS and Child Support which means I can figure out a budget using what I have to work with (income) and what my monthly bills are (expenses)

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Of course, I haven’t yet worked something out with student loans, and I have nothing left for gas to get to work, or food, propane, telephone, or even beer for those “unwind” moments listening to the blues and classic rock and willie and waylon.

Which means I need to figure out how to make an additional $250 per week on the side and come up with about $2,500 that I need for a down payment so that I can get my land back, pay the deposit and first months rent on the cabin and the deposit on the electricity.



Basically, at this point I want to at least get back to the level I was at in this video.

It would be nice to have an additional $12,000 to get running water and sewer, but at this point, that is a luxury that I can’t afford.

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Netflix be damned…

On CNBC this morning, they are talking about how netflix is having problems with people sharing their account.

To be honest, I liked the service netflix provided and I was seriously considering renewing it once I got back to work washing dishes in June.

Until I read this:

My guess is that Fwd.us won’t be sending Dalgaard to more panels anytime soon either. But his attitude typifies what I’ve observed among tech CEOs: an arrogance, a sense of entitlement, even a Messiah Complex. Not to mention a completely uncaring attitude. I’ve mentioned before an incident some years ago when I was chatting with Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings. When I mentioned that H-1B has caused major harm to older American tech workers, not just financial but also emotional, with divorces and even some suicides, he sarcastically replied, “Maybe they beat their wives too.” Bill Gates looks good in comparison.

https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/another-pr-gaffe-by-fwd-us/

After being virtually unemployable since March 2003 and having the data skills and analytics skills that they say they desperately need.

Let’s just say I’m voting with my pocketbook and just as I no longer shop at Walmart unless I have no other choice, Netflix is now in the same camp.

Reed Hastings, you can go ???? yourself.

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Big Data / Analytics

A shortage of qualified IT talent challenges CIOs trying to respond to the tech demands of business.

Fifty-nine percent of CIOs and other IT executives face a skills shortage, according to a survey released Tuesday by Harvey Nash Group and KPMG LLP. Closer to home, more than 20% of technology executives said they are actively looking for new jobs. The report polled 3,691 technology leaders worldwide.

The skills shortage comes as changes in technology continue to outpace technology education. Hardest to find are professionals with experience in analytics, change management and app development — key skills for transforming companies to better compete in digital business, said Bob Miano, president and CEO of professional recruiting firm Harvey Nash USA.

“If you’re going to be a surviving company, you have to get those skills somehow,” Mr. Miano said.

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/05/19/cios-get-clever-about-finding-needed-skills-as-it-talent-shortage-grows/

Interesting, I’ve been doing deep dives into data since the 1980’s when I first realized what data meant in the days of dBase II.

If anything, with all of the work I’ve done here at K.A.A.W since I founded it in 2007, my skills have gotten substantially better after having analyzed data from the majority of the government agencies.

Yet, like many, many others my age (57), I can’t buy an interview.

Which is why I don’t buy smoke and mirrors anymore which is what I consider this report.

 

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The 62-year-old father of three is now driving a school bus 20 hours a week.

Dave King was fired — IBM calls it “resource action” — from the Dubuque services center about a year ago. The 62-year-old father of three is now driving a school bus 20 hours a week. He failed to find another technical job.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-19/iowa-spent-50-million-to-lure-ibm-then-the-firings-started

Meanwhile, in the game of smoke and mirrors that IBM plays with the lives of Americans at stake, let’s see what applications for temporary workers on temporary visas have been filed by this sorry ??? company.

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This is IBM Corporation

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This is IBM Global Systems

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This is IBM India Limited

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This is IBM India Private

I no longer have any respect for IBM at all.

Senator Grassley, as far as I am concerned, you can revoke their corporate charter and export the company and all of its executives to North Korea or Iran.

Myself, I am adding them to the Wall of Shame

 

 

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Thank you America for hitting Walmart in the pocket book where it hurts

Myself, I quit shopping there several years ago when I realized that cheap communist china crap was why we were unemployed.

The retail giant posted fiscal 2016 first-quarter earnings of $1.03 per share, down from $1.10 a share in the year-earlier period. The retailer said currency negatively impacted earnings by about 3 cents a share.

Revenue slipped to $114.83 billion from $114.96 billion a year ago.

Analysts expected Wal-Mart to post quarterly earnings of $1.04 per share on $116.21 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102688436

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Freeing yourself from the chains that bind you

Like everybody else, I would have chased that golden carrot until the day that I died.

But then the corporations got greedy and sent our jobs to other countries and imported temporary workers on temporary visas to force us out of those jobs here in America.

That was when I saw the Boot Heels of Capitalism and I took off the rose colored glasses.

http://cabinpeople.com/2015/01/10/quite-a-day/



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A very simple question for the White House

What happens to those whose unemployment has run out and they haven’t found work?

I’ve been unemployed since Aug 24th 2010 and I don’t even remember how long it has been since unemployment ran out.

Same for Art and Gary.

All three of us are STEM workers on the Software side.

All three of us are veterans.

Those are only the ones I know about.

Many, many others are on facebook at Over50AndOutOfWork

 

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