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IronLionZion

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Hometown: PA
Home country: USA
Current location: DC
Member since: Mon Nov 10, 2003, 07:36 PM
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About Me

I was born in Brooklyn, Trump was born in Queens. The only thing that makes people think I'm an H-1b stealing jobs from Americans is that my Grandparents immigrated from India, while Drumpf's immigrated from Germany. It's race, not citizenship. Americans are more diverse than you think. Millions of US citizens don't look the way you might expect. This fact is very important and will help us win elections.

Journal Archives

Angry Driver Runs Over Protesters



It's Brazil. The protestors are against austerity. The asshole trying to make Brazil great again was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Many Trumpers are posting the video with supportive comments on various social media sites and blogs encouraging people to bravely stand up to oppressive liberals and do this here in the US. It is becoming legal in some red states.

http://www.snopes.com/run-over-trump-protesters/

And some red states have bills to make peaceful protest illegal.

'Locked in battle': Times and Post in an epic race for the truth

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/new-york-times-washington-post-rivalry/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom

The Washington Post dropped a bombshell just after 5 p.m. Monday: President Trump had shared highly classified information with the Russians.

In another era, a scoop like that would have dominated the news cycle for a week or more.

But barely 24 hours later, The New York Times fired off an explosive story of its own: The FBI director had documented an attempt by the president to end an FBI investigation into his national security adviser. The Times sent two cellphone news alerts.

The Trump era has revived the rivalry between two of the country's premier newspapers.

As the administration lurches from one crisis to another, the Times and the Post keep one-upping each other.

Or as Adam Goldman, a Times reporter who previously worked for the Post, put it in a tweet on Tuesday night: The two papers are "locked in battle. And every day First Amendment gets stronger & people get real news that matters."



Make Journalism Great Again!

I subscribed to Washington Post to support these efforts because I want to see more of it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/

https://subscribe.washingtonpost.com/acqbeta/?&tid=s_006&promo=dg_digitalfooter#/offers/promo/dg_digitalfooter?tid=s_006

Trump: "No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly" than me

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/trump-comey-memos-latest?lf-content=196198393:lb-post-7fd3a058f916b802f2d66349ad1804a5@livefyre.com&hubRefSrc=permalink

Trump: "No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly" than me

Toward the end of his address, Trump alluded to the turmoil unfolding in Washington right now.

"Over the course of your life you will find that things are not always fair," Trump told the cadets. "Things happen to you that are not always warranted."

“"But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight," Trump said.”

Though he didn't directly address the Comey fallout, he said "no politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly" than him.

But, he added, "things will work out just fine."



Dolt45 speaking at Coast Guard Academy commencement.

Hillary be like:

Companies Want Tech Skills and the Ability to Write in Complete Sentences

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/companies-want-tech-skills-ability-write-complete-sentences-n759746

The job market for new college graduates has finally seemed to shake off its recession-era doldrums, with one estimate putting inflation-adjusted salaries at 14 percent higher than pre-recession levels. While the growing demand for scarce STEM skills is one driver of this increase, HR experts say another, less-visible factor is the number of young adults who enter the workforce unable to handle a 40-hour workweek or send a grammatically correct email.

"It's hard for them to adjust to the working world," said Paula Harvey, vice president of human resources and safety at manufacturing company Schulte Building Systems and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management's talent acquisition special expertise panel.

New data from LinkedIn finds that top-paying jobs for new graduates are in finance — specifically, investment banking and equity research — along with hardware and software engineering and data science, with even more traditional industries like manufacturing competing with Silicon Valley for the most highly skilled workers.

"Demand for manufacturing skills at all levels is strong currently," a LinkedIn spokesperson said via email.

"The graduates coming out with the STEM degrees are well positioned to have higher starting wages than those who are not," said Mel Hennigan, vice president of people at Simplicity Corporation, a software platform that helps colleges close the "employability gap" with students, and who is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management's talent acquisition special expertise panel.

Adulting Is Tough



More at the link

I can vouch that a lot of the interpersonal and communication skills can be harder for some people (like me). It's not something you can learn like programming or statistical formulas. But if you are a natural at client relationship management and cultivating new business opportunities, you can probably learn the hard skills through training. It's good to have balance of complementary skills and experiences.

And then you'll encounter people who are against training and think it keeps you from getting valuable work experience. Take that with a grain of salt. Some people really are trying to crab-barrel you. Ideally it's good to have both, like working somewhere and studying in the evenings and weekends.

Candidate Replaced by H-1B: Americans Should Have Some Input over Outsourcing

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/15/candidate-replaced-h-1b-americans-input-outsourcing/

A congressional candidate who formerly worked in IT but was replaced by an H-1B guest worker says Americans should have “some input” over their jobs being outsourced.

After being profiled by Breitbart Texas, Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District candidate Craig Diangelo appeared on the Fox Business Network where he explained that currently, Americans have no say-so if their company wants to replace them with an H-1B foreign worker.

“In the very beginning we did not know that we would be training our replacements,” Diangelo told Fox Business’ Charles Payne. “We had been called down to what they had called a ‘town hall meeting’ and this was in October of 2013.”

“The CIO, said that she would hold a town hall meeting to discuss the future of IT at our particular company, which at that time was known as Northeast Utilities,” Diangelo said. “We all got into the room, all 220 of us, and she proceeded to tell us that ‘Well folks, what we’re going to do is we are going to outsource IT infrastructure and IT development. We have chosen two companies, Infosys and Tata, and the reason that we’re doing this is because global workers can adjust to change a lot faster than the American worker.’”

“Now when you take a look at this, isn’t the American worker also a global worker?” Diangelo said. “Don’t we have some input into what’s we say or what gets said in regards to a global economy? After all, we are a very large market.”

Diangelo also said the foreign workers replacing the Americans, in his experience, were not the high-skilled types that the open borders and big business lobby often tout.

“As they were bringing over 220 employees, we were told that we would do knowledge transfer to these individuals coming over here,” Diangelo said. “As we found out and as our company, our company at that time found out, the people coming over here from Southeast Asia did not have the job skills to actually take our positions.”

As Diangelo mentioned in an interview last week with Breitbart Texas, he is now looking to unseat pro-outsourcing, pro-H-1B Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), saying he wants to revive the region of the state which was hit hard by multinational trade deals like NAFTA.

“I identify with the America First agenda,” Diangelo said at the time. “This really is a big issue.”



Don't click the link if you're boycotting Breitbart.


And I keep hoping someone somewhere would point out the fact that no one is "stealing jobs". American companies are at fault here.

They are exploiting people because it helps them get more profits through the efficiencies of the contracting model where it's easy to add and remove expendable workers every few months based on workload and project schedules. It's the only reason an American company would bring in temporary foreign workers over permanent Americans is if it helps their bottom line.

Infosys and Tata are hiring if you want to apply for these jobs.

Sandra Lee refused to let Paul Ryan join cooking segment

http://pagesix.com/2017/05/09/sandra-lee-refused-to-let-paul-ryan-join-cooking-segment/

Sandra Lee refused to let House Speaker Paul Ryan join her cooking segment on Fox News and told him, “I need you to go away.”

The celebrity chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not happy after learning her segment on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” would directly follow an interview with Ryan, and banished the Republican leader from her TV kitchen.

A source told Page Six, “Paul Ryan was on the segment before Sandra, and the hosts asked him to hang around for Sandra’s cooking feature to try the food. But in the break before her demo, she said to Ryan and some others there, ‘I need you to go away so I can collect my thoughts, prepare, and get ready for the segment.’”

The source continued, “It wasn’t a very friendly ‘Fox & Friends.’ Sandra wasn’t even comfortable with having Paul Ryan on the same stage as her during the commercial break, never mind on air. It was very frosty. She simply does not believe in anything Ryan believes in.”

The source added that Ryan remained off-camera while Lee did her “Cooking With Friends” segment with show hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade. She prepared a Mother’s Day menu of coffee cake, chocolate cupcakes and chocolate-covered bacon. Lee also discussed a Manhattan Magazine cover story in which she champions small businesses.



Resist!

Celebrity chef for semi-homemade recipes. Her domestic partner is Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Someone somewhere must like chocolate covered bacon.

How Fox News is covering this critical breach of classified intel:

http://www.foxnews.com/

Some nonsense about Hillary and SNL is being very mean to Sarah Huckabee Sanders





Democracy Dies in Darkness

Snickers, Skittles and M&Ms packs are getting smaller but its for your own good.

https://moneyish.com/ish/snickers-skittles-and-mms-packs-are-getting-smaller-but-its-for-your-own-good/

Mars, Nestle, Hersheys and candymakers are cutting half their treats to portions under 200 calories so people snack responsibly

Big Candy is taking a bite out of calories by cutting the size of its sweets.

Mars, Nestle, Wrigley, Lindt, Ferrara and Ferraro announced last week that they have committed to making half of their individually-wrapped goodies come in under 200 calories by 2022. This will involve some reformulations as well as trimming the portion sizes of some treats.

Mars Chocolate North America has already rebranded its “King Size” candy bars and sweet packs with more portionable, resealable “For Sharing” sizes of M&Ms, Skittles and Starburst, as well as “2 to Go” versions of Snickers, Twix and Milky Way. It’s also launched 100-calorie treats like the Snickers Crisper.

“It plays into what the industry calls the king size category, but we don’t want to call it that,” Tim Quinn, Mars’ vice president of trade development, said when Snickers Crispers first launched. “This size is not appropriate for one eating session, so we call them ‘4 to go.’ It helps for portion control.”

Now, Mars and Wrigley U.S. are working with fellow candymakers Nestle (Butterfinger, KitKat), Lindt (Ghirardelli, Russell Stover), Ferrara (Brachs) and Ferraro (Nutella) to pare their sweets down to more reasonable portion sizes and lower calorie counts.



This is good, I guess. I love chocolate and have already been getting the few that still use cocoa butter and real cane sugar to delude myself into feeling as if it's better for me. The smaller portion sizes should help.

Bald Eagle Shot In The Face Gets 3D-Printed Beak The Dodo Tech



Don't be shooting eagles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_and_Golden_Eagle_Protection_Act

What happens after you finally destroy the patriarchy



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