Disney H-1B Betrayal

Computer World has a nice article about Disney laying off a bunch of IT workers in January of 2015 to replace them with H-1B workers.

Naturally, “…Disney CEO Bob Iger is one of eight co-chairs of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a leading group advocating for an increase in the H-1B visa cap…” Bob’s group has a handout that says, “H-1B workers complement – instead of displace – U.S. Workers”.

Looks like Bob isn’t telling the truth.

Disney better pray there are a bunch of people in India who are willing to buy their damned movies, because Americans sure as hell won’t be able to do so.

I did a little research on the Partnership for a New American Economy. The leadership committee reads like a whos-whos of people not to do business with;

Mark Hurd Chairman, CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard
Robert Iger President and CEO, Walt Disney Co.
J.W. Marriott, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.
Jim McNerney Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing
Rupert Murdoch Chairman, CEO and Founder of News Corporation
Julián Castro Mayor of San Antonio
Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York City
Michael Nutter Mayor of Philadelphia
Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor of Los Angeles

What is the phrase from Star Wars? “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

Check out their website. It will get your blood boiling fairly quickly.

Baltimore tourism and conventions are safe?

According to The Washington Examiner, Baltimore is doing everything they can to make sure the convention center is open and safe. They are also doing what they can to make it work out for tourists…

Let’s make sure we understand the timeline. Freddie Gray is killed under very suspicious circumstances. He has just been buried and the officers involved were being investigated by just about everyone. Those officers were not going to be able to hide anything.

Gangsters, thugs, and other assorted scum start destroying the city, claiming that they are standing up for the community. Apparently, gangland idiots are working together to target police officers.

If all of that wasn’t bad enough, the so-called “community leaders”, the typical race pimps and political hustlers, Messy Jessie and Fat Al show up.

Obama has done so much for race relations! I don’t think the country can survive much more of his “help”.

I wonder if everything is going to hit the fan this summer? Something tells me it will.

Perry Unser Mann Im All Nr. 6

“Angesichts des Todes”

Found about sixteen new words worth putting into a vocab list. I have learned enough German to have a fairly good shot at getting through these comics!

The story with Rhodan once again touches on the Aras, galactic doctors. They throw in an anti-aging elixir and a prisoner from Earth taken over 400 years ago and still alive.

Basic plot, nothing special.

The second section has Atlan running some type of galactic police force… No, I’m not kidding. I wish I were.

This is a forgettable comic. I hope the next one is better.

Family of Army Ranger Pfc Cody Patterson 1, Westboro Baptist Church 0

Every now and then, the good guys win.

The Westboro Baptist Church loves to offend all real Americans by protesting during the funerals of fallen heroes. In this case, the entire community stood united and made it very clear that they stood with the fallen American serviceman.

Westboro Baptist Church Chickens Out On Protest of Army Ranger Pfc. Cody Patterson Funeral

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Gold List Method, My Perspective

I tried the Gold List method to pick up the Toki Pona vocabulary.

For those who don’t know what the Gold List is, I will summarize. There is Short Term Memory, STM, and Long Term Memory, LTM. LTM randomly samples 30% of STM and remembers it from that point on.

To capitalize on that process, follow this procedure:

Step 1: (first list with new entries is called “head list”)
Write out the words manually, don’t use the keyboard. You are writing out 25 words in one column with the definitions in an adjoining column.

Step 2:
Read them out-loud once at the end.

Step 3:
Take a break!

BETWEEN 14 DAYS AND TWO MONTH PAUSE ON THIS LIST

Step 4:
Copy the words you don’t know to the next list (adjoining page)
(distillation has now occurred on the words remembered)

REPEAT steps 3 and 4 until you have the entire list in LTM.

The creator of the process has the following two youtube videos that explain all of the details;

Part One, youtube video

Part Two, youtube video

I tried this method. I created a lists on the following dates;
03/26/2015
04/01/2015
04/02/2015
04/03/2015
04/05/2015

As of today, 4/20/2015, I do not remember ONE of the definitions… I was relaxed when writing the lists. I did not study the list, I read through it slowly out loud one time after writing it.

In my case, the Gold List method is a failure. I used Toki Pona because I have not studied it before and there would not be any residual language knowledge interfering with the numbers.

I am not trashing the system, I am saying that it does not work for me. I really wanted this to work!

What if money was no object?

A question that I’ve always asked is not so obvious to many:

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Put simply, what would you do if money didn’t matter? I once had a presentation in high school where the speaker formulated the following scenario. He said what if you could be paid one million dollars a year to dispense tickets at a movie theater? You would have to work ten hours a day, six days a week, for forty years. Would you do it?

The answer in my mind was clear, no I would not.

I once read a statistic that over 70% of people were unhappy in their jobs. I never understood how those people could do that.

70 Years Later, 5.7 Million Jews Still Dead

At a time when racist neo-nazis are reappearing in large numbers in Germany. At a time when anti-Jewish protests are beginning. At a time when Turks, some of the most tenacious fighters in the world, are moving into Germany. At a time like that, 40% of Germans want to just forget that whole Jewish thing…

According to a REUTERS ARTICLE, 40 percent of Germans want “closure” on nazi past.

To those 40%, I have to say, there are a few problems with that.
5.7 Million Jews are still dead.
26 million Russians are still dead.
30,000 Albanians are still dead.
40,400 Austrians are still dead.
88,000 Belgians are still dead.
25,000 Bulgarians are still dead.
45,400 Canadians are still dead.
About 15 million Chinese are still dead.
325,000 Czechs are still dead.
3,200 Danes are still dead.
50,000 Estonians are still dead.
About 2,100,000 French are still dead.
About 8 million Germans have not been seen recently.
About 650,000 Greeks are still dead.
580,000 Hungarians are still dead.
2.2 million British Indians are still dead.
400,000 Koreans are still dead.
230,000 Latvians are still dead.
350,000 Lithuanians are still dead.
2,000 Luxembourgers are still dead.
301,0000 Netherlanders are still dead.
12,000 New Zealanders are still dead.
10,000 Norway citizens are still dead.
About 750,000 Filipinos are still dead.
5,700,000 Polish are still dead.
800,000 Romanians are still dead.
450,900 British are still dead.
420,000 Americans are still dead.
About 1.325,000 Yugoslavians are still dead.

I love the German people. There are some damned fine people in Germany. I have some German books and movies that are wonderful.

I can not nor will not “forget that whole Jewish thing”. As much respect as I have for the German people, I have to admit the truth, they butchered people in World War II without hesitation. They treated people worse than I would treat an animal. They can say that was 70 years ago, but the bloodlines are what they are. Those Germans who want to start flexing muscle around the world are not folks that I can respect.

“In recent years Germans have become more willing to see themselves as victims of the war they started. This has coincided with a desire by some lawmakers to play a more active role globally to more closely match Germany’s economic might.”

No, I do not think so! “Victims”? No. Butchers? Yes. Germany has two paths ahead. They can once again try the path to empire and die in a nuclear fire, or they can walk the path of peace and stop pissing off the world… The last war decimated the population of the entire world. If Germany starts the next war, they will cease to exist LONG before the war ends.

There is another issue that some may recognize. There has been a steady increase in the number of Turkish immigrants into Germany. Turks, as in Armenian Genocide in 1915. Combine German efficiency with that world famous Turkish fighting spirit and you have a dangerous combination. Can you say war machine?

If a German leader says the magic phrase: “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer”, wave goodbye to Germany. Honestly, if I were a Russian, I’d be fueling up the Nukes and getting ready for WW III. When you see what Germany did to the Russians, it is difficult to understand how they were able to stop themselves from slaughtering every German at the end of the war.

That 40% of Germans just don’t get it.