It’s about time to rethink the H1B & H2B programs entirely

Big tech and data companies keep saying that there’s a shortage of “Qualified” engineers in the US. A claim which also happens to be an out and out lie.

What these big companies and their lobbyists actually saying, is that there’s a shortage of “Low Wage” engineers living in the US that are not only willing to work for the subsistence wages that these companies would prefer to pay, but that they prefer to hire enployees whom are also not entitled to the protections afforded by US Labor laws, and that the companies don’t have to offer the same level of health care and employee entitlements and benefits … responsibilities those tech companies would be required to account for when hiring US workers.

Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.

After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programs technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year.

If implemented, the reforms could shift the way American companies like Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. recruit talent and force wholesale changes at Indian companies such as Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd. Businesses would have to try to hire American first and if they recruit foreign workers, priority would be given to the most highly paid.

“Our country’s immigration policies should be designed and implemented to serve, first and foremost, the U.S. national interest,” the draft proposal reads, according to a copy reviewed by Bloomberg. “Visa programs for foreign workers … should be administered in a manner that protects the civil rights of American workers and current lawful residents, and that prioritizes the protection of American workers — our forgotten working people — and the jobs they hold.”

Read the whole article here: Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech – Bloomberg

This is a great move for US workers.

 

These are pretty funny: Book of Trump Chapter Eleven

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The Deplorable Gloater has a new chapter in the Book of Trump Chapter Eleven

1.Oh liberal, where is thy sting? Where is thy power? Thou hast trampled on the necks of the people yet now thee whineth without cause? For behold, ye layeth the groundwork for your own demise as ye thought yourself smart and cocksure. Ye gaveth the power to government to crush thine enemies, and now that same government hast turned against thee and tramplest thee into dust!

2. For ye laid waste to thyself with thy love for filth and anarchy, which the people did spew from their mouths. Ye sought to tear down and conquer, to make sin a virtue, and virtue, a sin. Thou hast reaped thine own grave in a whirlwind, for the power that thou gavest government has now turned against you.

3. For ye were unholy with your love of illegals. Ye were unholy with your love for the black thuggery. You were unholy with your love of a pedophile, who preacheth hate, rape, beheadings, and submission. Ye loveth child sacrifice instead of loving life. Ye loveth hate. And now, ye are receiving what ye have sown.

Read it here: Book of Trump Chapter Eleven – Sparta Report

Earlier chapters:

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Book of Trump Chapter One

Book of Trump, Chapter Four

Book of Trump, Chapter Five

Book of Trump, the Cuck Chapter

Book of Trump, Chapter 6

Book of Trump Chapter 8

Book of Trump Chapter 9

Book of Trump, Chapter 10

I might try this for the grandkids: Amazon Launches STEM Toy Subscription for Kids

The STEM Club Toy Subscription encourages kids to learn through play—for $20 a month.

Source: Amazon Launches STEM Toy Subscription for Kids | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Gingrich: ‘Relatively Impossible’ to Stop Trump Tweeting

‘He’s not Franklin Roosevelt. He’s not Dwight Eisenhower. He’s not Ronald Reagan. He’s not Barack Obama. He’s Donald Trump.’

Read the transcript of this clip over at PJ Media: Gingrich: ‘Relatively Impossible’ to Stop Trump Tweeting

Roger L. Simon: Upend the ‘Faux System’ of White House Journalism

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Roger Simon at PJ Media: Upend the ‘Faux System’ of White House Journalism

Excuse my ignorance, but I had no idea — until reading about the recent kerfuffle cum journalist Twitter brawl–that by tradition the Associated Press always gets to ask the first question at White House press briefings. (It was given on Monday to the New York Post, creating consternation.)

Which leads me to ask: Who anointed the AP and made them king?

In fact, why would anybody ever, by tradition or for any other reason, always get to ask the first or even the fifth question at a White House press briefing or conference?

Or, to drill down a little further, why does any media outlet get preference over any other when it comes to asking questions?  Or still further, who determines what reporters and organizations get into the briefing room in the first place to sit forever in rows one or two?

Well, um… professionalism.

Oh, I see. Is that a degree from Columbia Journalism School? Hemingway didn’t even go to college and could outwrite everyone in that briefing room by an exponential factor. Journalism isn’t brain surgery or even anesthesiology. It’s an occupation for ambitious hustlers with a gift for gab not so different from screenwriting, but not so high paying.

The truth is that those organizations are indeed there by tradition, a tradition of droit du seigneur and corporate thuggery that makes you yearn for the extension of anti-trust legislation.

You get the position, you keep the position. It’s a game of rich, entrenched bullies that happen to be monolithic media companies anxious to preserve their monopolies. We all know their names and logos, which have been drilled into us as the purveyors of all information from early childhood. As it was so succinctly put by A. J. Liebling back in 1960:  “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to the man who owns one.”

Read Roger Simon’s entire article at PJ Media: Upend the ‘Faux System’ of White House Journalism

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.  His latest book is I Know Best:  How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If  It Hasn’t Already.

Trump calls for ‘major investigation’ into voter fraud

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ABC News reports that President Donald Trump vowed this morning to launch “a major investigation” into alleged voter fraud, providing little detail.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and …” Trump tweeted today, adding in a second tweet, “even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”

Trump offered no further information on what such an investigation would entail.

The President’s tweets:

Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit notices something funny about todays Media Narrative

PRESS: The election was hacked.

TRUMP: There was a lot of voter fraud.

PRESS: That’s ridiculous. Where’s your evidence? I demand an investigation!

TRUMP: Okay, we’ll do an investigation: President Donald Trump Vows to Launch ‘Major Investigation’ Into Alleged Voter Fraud.

 a commenter over at Instapundit had this observation:

Reporting from Chicago, as recently as 1982, there was a raft of prosecutions in connection with the estimated 100,000 fraudulent ballots in that election.

For those of you who don’t follow such things, that was roughly 10% of the total votes from Chicago at the time. Now, my best guess is that the volume of fraud is down from 1982 but until there is another investigation, we have no way of knowing.

More recently, after doing a little investigation, CBS recently identified 119 dead people have voted a total of 229 times in Chicago in the last decade.

These cases are blatant and are relatively easy to identify. When you add multiple voting (same voter registered in multiple precincts), absentee ballot abuse (fraudulent addresses/registrations, nursing home based voter fraud, etc.), and folks who don’t have the right to vote, I suspect the number of fraudulent votes in Chicago would go up significantly. Hopefully, we’re down from the historical levels, but I have no doubt that some of the old Chicago habits linger on in some precincts.

Source: Instapundit 

Leftist Double Standards: Our Children were Watching …

I’m actually embarrassed for these Women’s March participants. They claim the moral high ground, where all their antics are justified. The children that these leftists brought to the event heard every bit of this vulgarity without any bleeps covering up the most offensive bits.