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unclefulbert 207 posts  |  Last Activity: 4 hours ago Member since: Mar 8, 2003
  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 17, 2016 8:43 AM Flag

    heilein,

    Local Merc News had an article on visa abuse last week. Jist is B1/B2 was worse:
    Eastern European workers at the Tesla plant weren’t covered by the visa best known in Silicon Valley — the H-1B. It allows a limited number of highly skilled workers — 85,000 this fiscal year — into the country. Prominent tech companies have fought for an expansion of the program, saying the U.S. is not producing enough workers with advanced skills.
    By contrast, the B1/B2 visa secured for Lesnik is far more common — the U.S. issued 6.2 million business visas in fiscal year 2014. It allows foreigners to enter the country for pleasure and limited work purposes — for example, to negotiate contracts, supervise or train U.S. workers in a specialized skill, or attend a conference — but it broadly bans the holder from performing hands-on jobs that U.S. workers can do. The visa allows workers to stay in the U.S. for up to six months at a time.
    Critics say the B1 system appears to be broken. While consular officers check to see that workers will return home, less attention is paid to the work they perform in the U.S.

  • The old guards like Romney and McCain and Bushes etc are adding fuel to the fire by the scorch earth Clinton political machine.

    We used to label Mitt the etch-sketcher. Trump is in a class all by himself with his ever changing views as often as every hour. His foreign policy speech was almost as bad as Palin's interviews with Katie. GOP party is disintegrating without any help from the democrats.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 13, 2016 3:53 PM Flag

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, wrote a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday ripping the real-estate magnate, saying his current refusal could signal a"bombshell of unusual size" existing in the tax returns.
    "It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service," Romney wrote on Wednesday.
    "Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate's representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance, and conflicts of interest," he continued. "Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief."

  • Mitt has written several op-eds on Trump that Yahoo likely won't print:
    "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant. It betrays the example of Christ," Perry said in his September concession speech. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all who live within our borders, without betraying our values."
    But in the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses, the former presidential candidate wasn't as fond of Trump, comparing him to infamous #$%$ propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
    "Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag," Paul said on Comedy Central. He added: "A speck of dirt is more qualified to be president."

  • Reply to

    If trump becomes president

    by kkimball28 May 12, 2016 5:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert May 13, 2016 8:54 AM Flag

    vt,

    You are more intelligent than saying that companies invest their money where the growth is. If true, China would have been building factories all over Europe and America in the past twenty years.

    No, those captains of capitalism invest their money for the greatest returns without regard to anything else. Their jobs one to hundred are to boost eps, share prices, dividend and executive compensations. If allowed, they would return the world back to the middle ages, free to hire children to salvage stuff in garbage dumps, free to flush waste chemicals into rivers and streams, free to pay workers next to nothing and charge them for uniforms, free to pad lock all factory doors to anti-theft, free to sell contaminated food, free to ...

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 9:13 PM Flag

    “And so I say to you Goldman Sachs, I am on your side. Do not pay attention to the noise of the political season, I will always remember your support and put your priorities first, above all else. Thank you.’

    Clinton received $675,000 for three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs in 2013.

    “I remember feeling like she worked for us,” said one former Goldman Sachs employee who was at the event in Arizona in October of 2013. “Now she’s telling people what they want to hear so she can get elected. But back then it sounded to us like she was our employee.”

    At another speech to Goldman Sachs in New York in 2013, Hillary Clinton spoke about how the banks were not to blame for the financial crisis and that she would make sure that the American people would always bail them out “no matter what.”

    “It felt like a generous tongue bath from a loving puppy,” said one person who attended that speech. “I can understand why she wouldn’t want anyone to see the text of these speeches, it makes her look really corrupt.”

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 9:10 PM Flag

    Right, Bankers gave her $225K and expect nothing back. Got it. Wait, just for the fun of it, here was $225K more with another $225K in the mail:

    Feb 8, 2016 - Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was “what they offered.”

    Feb 6, 2016 - $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented. By Robert Yoon ... Hillary Clinton shrugs off Goldman Sachs speaking fees ...

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 12:25 PM Flag

    How about her speech at Goldman Sachs? What did she promise the bankers quid pro quo?

    What's the problem here?

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 12:08 PM Flag

    Trump of 2012 vintage when he ran for POTUS GOP primary was for universal healthcare, abortion right and neutral on debt, gun control, taxes etc. Things that more like Obama than not. Billary flips and flops just as much. Both are like the rest of the lot. Read up on what Rubio, Jindal, Paul, Perry, Christie, Walker etc said about Trump when they were still in the campaign. Shame on them.

  • that the establishments are finding themselves with their poster candidates with historical net unfavorable rating. Meanwhile, the largest voting block are independents who are largely excluded in the primaries.

    You just have to search for the two key variables: party affiliation and trump/hillary favorable

  • Reply to

    I have often posted...

    by ndfirstsection May 11, 2016 3:05 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 8:53 AM Flag

    That's why lot's of Californians move to adjacent Arizona or Nevada, to sun baked communities where lots of people in their fifties and sixties wandering around town doing nothing. They played golf, walked on the man made lakes, and sauntered around State Street looking in store windows. Yeah! part of attraction is lower taxes, fewer screaming children and lots of hospices. It was the sort of towns where all you needed was the money to pay the rent and a dull, plausible story that would explain why you had chosen to pay it there.

  • Reply to

    In a recent poll

    by springer_1994 May 12, 2016 7:16 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert May 12, 2016 8:47 AM Flag

    Interesting to note that 8 years ago, GOP would vote for a cardboard Ronald Reagan cutout. This year, Ronald Reagan would be too liberal and just another shill for the establishment.

  • Congress doing nothing except cashing their paychecks and eating up the perks.

    Jobless Claims hits highest level since Feb 2015

    Initial Jobless Claims: +20K to 294K vs. 267K consensus, 274K prior.
    Continuing Claims 2.161M vs. 2.124M prior.

  • Trump: 'Taxes for the rich will go up somewhat'
    CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
    Washington (CNN) Donald Trump says taxes on the wealthy could increase if he's elected president, and that he supports an increase in the minimum wage.

  • From David Fitzsimmons' cartoon 2014 The Arizona Daily Star:

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    MOM! MOM! MOM!
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    MOTHER
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  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 6, 2016 10:15 AM Flag

    Nah! I don't buy it. If NYC native Boris cannot hold on as London's Mayor, fat chance for him to inherit PM, Eaton or Oxford King George blue blood or not.

  • Reply to

    Told Ya: WAPO: FBI: No Evidence of Wrongdoing

    by trueallday May 6, 2016 9:32 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert May 6, 2016 9:51 AM Flag

    The key words are: Hillary Clinton did not violate any laws.

    Said the same words by those crooked wall street executives who dragged everyone into the Great Recession.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert May 6, 2016 9:48 AM Flag

    I have seen the misery of those without a paying job trying to make ends meet. Ask any voter what is most important thing to them and the answer is always a decent job, not walling out immigrants, not terrorist attacks, not traffic congestion, not inflation, not deflation, not higher taxes, not healthcare, not open space ...

  • yahoo keeled off several attempts. Anyway, hope y'all can find the article.

  • A single act affects huge slice of our food supply SINCE MAY 1, 2014???? WHY SO LONG?

    A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.

    One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider listeria to be the cause of death for either person.

    The Centers for Disease Control says the recall by CRF Frozen Foods began in April and was expanded on Monday. The recall now includes all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in the company's Pasco facility since May 1, 2014.

    About 358 products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled. The products are sold in stores including Safeway, Costco and Trader Joe's; brand names include O Organic, Pantry Essentials, Safeway Kitchens, SIgnature Kitchens, Trader Joe's, Organic by Nature and Wild Oats. The full list can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm498841.htm.

    The CDC says the listeria outbreak that started in September 2013 has sickened people in Washington, Maryland and California. Two illnesses were reported in 2016 and six were reported between 2013 and 2015. All eight people were hospitalized.

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