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If an H-1b has an American accent, they are probably not an H-1b. 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

See what's happening in towns on front line as Russia forces 'staged' votes

Soldiers going house to house gently persuading people to vote. Yep, good thing Russia will protect Ukrainians from Nazis

AOC's Republican Challenger's Family Busted for Trafficking Drug & Guns

Radical leftist comrades?

Iranian women burn their hijabs as hundreds protest death of Mahsa Amini


(CNN)In the video, a massive crowd cheers as a woman lifts a pair of scissors to her hair -- exposed, without a hijab in sight. The sea of people, many of them men, roar as she chops off her ponytail and raises her fist in the air.

It was a powerful act of defiance Tuesday night in the Iranian city of Kerman, where women are required to wear hijabs (or headscarves) in public, as outrage over the death of a woman in police custody fuels protests across the country.

Iranian authorities said Wednesday that three people, including a member of the security forces, have been killed in the unrest, which has stretched into a fifth day.

Human rights groups have reported that at least seven people have been killed.
The death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested in Tehran by morality police -- a dedicated unit that enforces strict dress codes for women, such as wearing the compulsory headscarf -- has sparked an outpouring anger over issues ranging from freedoms in the Islamic Republic to the crippling economic impacts of sanctions.

The protests are striking for their scale, ferocity and rare feminist nature; the last demonstrations of this size were three years ago, after the government hiked gas prices in 2019.

Further down in the article there are reports of some protesters being shot dead. Maybe it's time for another revolution to throw these bums out.

Woman Shares How She Went From A $28k Job To A $158k Job In 4 Years


It can be very easy to fall into the trap of feeling like your career has reached a dead end. You might be unsatisfied with your income, uninspired at work, and unmotivated to apply for other positions due to a perceived lack of skills. But as one TikToker would like to remind you: with a bit of hard work, you can always turn your career around.

Charlotte Chaze recently shared a video online explaining how she broke into the tech industry and increased her annual salary by $130k. Below, you can hear Charlotte’s full explanation and read some of the comments viewers have left, and by the end of this article, you might be feeling inspired to hop on LinkedIn and start applying for new opportunities as well. I hope that all of you pandas out there love your jobs, but if anyone is feeling like their career is in a rut, Charlotte’s advice might make a huge difference to you. Enjoy this article, and let us know in the comments if you have any more tips for breaking into the tech industry to share. Then if you’re looking for another Bored Panda article featuring job searching tips, check out this list next.

There are plenty of jobs out there and lots of free or low cost training. If someone is being rude to you for lack of experience, apply to their competitors. I've worked with people who look like bartenders think their ID is fake, and people who look like they're long past retirement age. My perennial excuse is that I look like an H1B, so I just put US citizen on top of my resume and force the security clearance discussion in every interview with tremendous results. When someone tells me I can't get the level of clearance I already have, I interview with their competitors.

This woman went from $28k Job To A $158k while looking like this:

You can do it. Believe in yourself.

Desi Lydic Foxsplains: The Trump Documents Scandal The Daily Show

Posted by IronLionZion | Thu Sep 8, 2022, 09:16 PM (3 replies)

Commanders' Brian Robinson Jr., shot twice in D.C., is in stable condition


Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. is in stable condition after he was shot in his lower extremities during a possible attempted carjacking or armed robbery in Washington, according to a D.C. police spokesman.

The spokesman, Dustin Sternbeck, confirmed Robinson was the victim and the shooting occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of H Street NE. Robinson was shot twice and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are looking into the possibility of the incident being an armed robbery or an attempted carjacking. They said they recovered the firearm in the 700 block of 10th Street NE — about a block south of the scene of the shooting — and were looking for two juveniles with shoulder-length dreadlocks. One was wearing a black or brown shirt with yellow smiley faces on it. No further details were immediately available.

“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C.,” the Commanders said in a statement Sunday night. “He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where team officials are on site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian’s privacy at this time.”

10th and H St. NE

I don't know what is going on with violent crime in my city. Maybe it's time to move to the burbs

Russia is burning off millions of dollars in gas every day.


London (CNN Business)Russia is burning an estimated $10 million worth of natural gas a day near its border with Finland, analysts say, even as it threatens to push Europe into a winter energy crisis by restricting exports to Germany and other countries.

State gas giant Gazprom is burning off, or "flaring," about 4.34 million cubic meters of gas a day at a new liquified natural gas (LNG) facility, according to analysis of heat levels and satellite data by Rystad Energy.

That's equivalent to 1.6 billion cubic meters on an annual basis, or about 0.5% of the bloc's gas demand, and worth about $10 million a day based on last week's European spot gas price. The Rystad analysis was first reported by the BBC on Friday.

Rystad said Gazprom's Portovaya plant is close to a compressor station at the beginning of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, one of the main arteries carrying Russian gas to the European Union.

Rystad said that Russia is burning gas that would otherwise have been exported to Europe through the pipeline, which usually accounts for more than a third of Europe's gas imports but where flows have been throttled back to just 20% of normal levels.


Racist confrontation in Plano: What the video shows

Man critically injured in stabbing at Metro Center station


A man was stabbed and critically injured Tuesday afternoon inside the Metro Center station in downtown Washington, according to D.C. police.

The victim was reported to be unconscious, a police spokeswoman said. A woman also reported being cut; police said they were investigating how she was tied to the incident.

Because of the severity of the man’s injuries, D.C. police homicide detectives responded to the stabbing, but a department spokesman said the investigation was later turned back over to Metro Transit Police.

Police said the stabbing occurred about 3:15 p.m., and it appears to have happened on a station platform.

The station, located on G Street NW between 12th and 13th streets, serves the Red, Orange, Blue and Silver lines and is one of the busiest transit hubs in the system. It is a few blocks from the White House.

Red Line trains headed toward Glenmont bypassed the Metro Center station in the wake of the incident. Metro employees were using bullhorns to give passengers directions for alternative travel. Metro tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that those trains were no longer bypassing the station.

There is way too much violent crime these days. Be careful out there DUers.

Strippers at LA strip club want to join actors' union


New York (CNN Business)Strippers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, California, have filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to join the Actors Equity Association, a union of performers and other show business professionals.

"We like what we do. We would like our jobs even more if we had basic worker protections," said one of the strippers who works under the stage name Velveeta, in statement released by the union.

Among the issues that the strippers say they want addressed are the club's security guards repeatedly failing to protect dancers from threatening and abusive behavior from patrons.

"We're like so many other workers who have learned that it's not a choice between suffering abuse or quitting," she said. "With a union, together, we can make needed improvements to our workplace."

There would be about 30 strippers eligible to vote on whether or not to join a union, according to Actors Equity, a 109-year old union that represents 51,000 actors and other professionals who work in everything from Broadway shows in New York City to onstage performers at Disney World and dozens of theaters across the country.

"Strippers are live entertainers, and while some aspects of their job are unique, they have much in common with other Equity members who dance for a living," said Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle. "In my conversations with them, these dancers reported consistent compensation issues - including significant wage theft - along with health and safety risks and violations. They want health insurance and other benefits, like workers' compensation."

Workers of all types should unionize!
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