• ocoastperson commented on the diary post Immigration problem solved: Israelis got dual citizenship so why not Mexicans? by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-11-26 12:18:07View | Delete

    Okay, you’ve got a point. I don’t want 110 million angry Mexicans running around armed either (although if we do go to invade Mexico, it would be a good opportunity to buy gun company stocks …. hmmm). OK, OK, let’s let them have 2 states. But the boundaries of the states have to be drawn [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson Lied to the Grand Jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 12:05:52View | Delete

    If, in the South, a stalker creep like Zimmerman can get away with killing a child who is both unarmed and has committed no crime … obviously a “policeman”, a “young hero” can get away with killing a teenager who has just committed the terrible crime of robbing a convenience store. Regardless of whether the [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Immigration problem solved: Israelis got dual citizenship so why not Mexicans? by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-11-25 18:19:06View | Delete

    Forget that dual citizenship baloney. Let’s take over Mexico!! (Notice I avoided that prejudical word “invade”). Let us just secure the SOUTHERN BORDER OF MEXICO, which is way small compared to the norther border with us. We take over the country, using a few of our 1 million plus active duty troops and reservists, secure [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post No Tech Worker Shortage, No STEM Crisis

    2014-11-25 18:04:08View | Delete

    D.S. Wright is saying there is no “stem shortage” right now. Employers want cheap young employees. They are ignoring older qualified individuals, they are ignoring currently available women, minorities, and men.

    Your argument that currently women and minorities who could do these stem jobs are not being hired just makes D.S.Wrights point for him.

    And yes, it would be nice if there were more women and minorities qualified to do stem work. And it would be especially nice if that were true and the US companies were actually hiring them.

    Right now, we need better behaving employers. And, of course, a better educational system at the K12 and college level.

    But the D.S.Wright we’ve already got is one good writer!

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post No Tech Worker Shortage, No STEM Crisis

    2014-11-25 17:57:50View | Delete

    Speaking as a former STEM worker: Companies want to hire YOUNG people. When I worked at Intel, I was sometimes involved in interviewing people for hiring. Almost everyone doing the interviewing on any particular job was young (in their twenties or early thirties). We were all told: Choose whoever you like best EVEN IF they will be on an H1-B visa, even if they must be trained and there are current employees who would like to move to this job (and would therefore, as its a job move, need some training). Frequently, the young employees would choose someone else who was young, the H1-B candidate, over the older current employee, who they were unable to relate to as comfortably. And I swear to you those H1-B candidates were NOT better qualified in any way.

    Notice in this story I am not even talking about hiring some other American who had a similar technical background but would need some training because the software we used was different, they had worked on chips of a different size, or whatever. Need for training is constant with tech jobs because the technology constantly evolves. And the hired H1-B’s would also need training. Course this was just one area of a big company and I have no knowledge of how typical this was within the company.

    I do say that, overall, tech companies want young people. And older tech employees are routinely thrown to the curb while these companies go grab foreigners. And Congress either doesn’t know better (Are politicians really idiots?) who goes along with it for the money they get from corporations directly and indirectly.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The Inevitability of Democratic Dry-Doperism by patrick devlin.

    2014-11-23 23:46:31View | Delete

    Of course, liberty is paid for by the innocent daily. And any time a big change occurs anywhere in any society, there are both winners and losers on the path taken as versus the path not taken. For example, had we gotten the economical single-payer health care system I would have liked to see us [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post ISIS vs. Imperial Japan Propaganda Showdown

    2014-11-17 12:10:08View | Delete

    Are you the currently assigned troll for the Zionists. BTW, killing thousands of people, stealing land and water, and keeping people penned up while controlling their access to all of the above plus wood, food, medicine etc. is worse than sneezing.

    So if the Israeli are like the Nazi, and getting more so with more sneezes continuously, the Nazi with whom some share a genetic history, does that make you a Nazi sympathizer, kind of? It’s the German blood in the Israeli that makes them such finks. Do you have some?

    BTW, seriously, I do think the Israeli are pretty scummy and its all that tribal we good we bad we greedy want your stuff its ok you bad. They aren’t alone in that behavior. And given how dumb and provocative and off topic you are here, as well as insulting to liberals who mostly buy your shitck, I bet you are a troll. And about age 17, right? Don’t keep it up unless you are getting paid or you’re also a dumb troll.

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post ISIS vs. Imperial Japan Propaganda Showdown

    2014-11-17 12:05:03View | Delete

    Any time anyone mentions ISIS or ISIL to me I state there is absolutely no reason to believe they will be any threat to anyone physically in the USA now or at any time in the future. … So far, I have convinced zero people of this altho zero people have been able to give me any reason at all why they believe we are going to be attacked and slaughtered big time by ISIS if we don’t wipe every one of them out now.

    And of course these people have no concept of collateral damage. To them, we just have to kill every one now.

    In all fairness, the Japanese were a worthy enemy capable with submarines of at least getting near the USA. You can’t say the same of ISIS/ISIL.

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post ISIS vs. Imperial Japan Propaganda Showdown

    2014-11-17 12:01:59View | Delete

    the mass beheadings performed by Saudi Arabia every month don’t seem to be frightening any Americans. Heck, no one was even a little bit ticked because 18 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi. … Not to mention they do act a little like meannies when it comes to their treatment of females … OK, I won’t mention that in the future.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve by David Swanson.

    2014-11-14 18:54:52View | Delete

    Natty, cancelling the draft was indeed a huge blooper if the goal is to only have wars when there is a good reason from America’s standpoint to do so. Although Americans will still be manipulated into believing we need the wars because we have been attacked (aka Vietnam and Pearl Harbor, both setups). At least [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve by David Swanson.

    2014-11-14 18:48:00View | Delete

    Quote from an old lady I thought was smarter “We must bomb ISIL until every last one of them is dead or they will be attacking us here”. (No mention of Pearl Harbor). When I stated my opinion that there was zero evidence anyone in ISIL will be attacking us ever, she replied “It’s liberals [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Elizabeth Warren: Better, But Not There Yet by letsgetitdone.

    2014-11-13 23:10:46View | Delete

    YES: “Elizabeth Warren is a very pro-Israeli War Hawk Neo Con. What more do we need to know?” I am also “beyond skeptical” of Elizabeth Warren”. Let’s see her actually accomplish something good to offset her love of killing and expanding the MIC. Talk is cheap. Right now, I suspect Warren exists in the Democratic [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Why Democrats Lost: It’s Not All About Millennials by letsgetitdone.

    2014-11-13 22:55:59View | Delete

    Don’t worry, now that Obama has come out for net neutrality, those millenial voters are all sewed up for the Democrats. Even if by some awful chance the communications industry lobbyist he put at the head of the FCC happens to squash net neutrality deader than a rat run over by a dump truck!! Details, [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post How Is a Prison Like a War? by David Swanson.

    2014-11-13 22:49:24View | Delete

    Dear erik. Thanks for the uplifting post. Especially for reminding us that PillaryHillary is coming. I am sure that once Hillary hits the campaign trail for good, it will turn out that she is for all the things good Democrats should be for and that are also currently popular. She might go light on union stuff, [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post How Is a Prison Like a War? by David Swanson.

    2014-11-13 22:43:18View | Delete

    This is a fantastic post, extremely well thought out. My feelings on the horrors wrought by our excessive use of prisons parallel this. THAT is the reason I voted to legalize marijuana. If legalizing saves the future of even a few people, yippee!! The combination of “felonies” and the ability of our institutions and corporations [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The Con-Man Cornered: Obama and the Democratic Debacle of 2014 by GREYDOG.

    2014-11-13 22:30:25View | Delete

    Thanks for mentioning Maxine Waters. Where there are real progressive politicians I for one really want to know about them because I will support them even when they are in some other state. Makes me feel slightly less down about our crop of amoral political gimme-gimmes.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The Con-Man Cornered: Obama and the Democratic Debacle of 2014 by GREYDOG.

    2014-11-13 22:28:23View | Delete

    There is so much more than Obama has done wrong – selling us out in so many really important ways. But the conclusion of this article is valid. Why should any Democrat vote anyway when this is what you get? I did vote for the Green Party candidate where available in my state. Of course, [...]

  • Mulp, Nancy Pelosi is a slimeball. Who cares what committees she is on or chairs? She was recorded saying to her fellow Democrats they should vote for the ACA because that was the best way to find out what is in it. She was recorded repeatedly citing Dr. Gruber.

    She will say whatever the current story line is for Democrats. She loves killing people who are browner than she is and who are located where other people want their resources. She loves the Military Industrial Complex. She pretends to care about things like minimum wage but she never did anything to bump it up when the Democrats controlled Congress.

    Come on mulp. There must be good Democrats somewhere. Please find some “real” Democrats and let us know about them.

  • Fox News showed a recording of Nancy (2009 or 2010) citing Mr. Gruber’s work which she says is a definitive analysis of the workings of the act and shows it will reduce costs and increased coverage. She mentions “Dr. Gruber” about 3 times in a few seconds.

    Oh, if only she knew now what she knew then ….
    “honesty is the best policy” har har har.

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post Obama Battles His Own Appointee On Net Neutrality

    2014-11-13 12:35:03View | Delete

    You got it in 1. Obama is lying. Obama is pretending. Obama never battles for anything unless it’s spelled “Obama”.

    When Obama appointed this guy, he signaled the cable and telecommunications conglomerates that he was on their side, that he would have their back, that they would get what they wanted AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    This lying and pretending to want and favor net neutrality is because Obama and, especially, his political advisors (aka all his advisors) know that net neutrality is what those important millenials want. The idea is to pretend Democrats want it while somehow the opposite occurs.

    It will be like the ACA, written by and for the health care industries but supposedly to help ordinary Americans. So we are going to get a pig called “Net neutrality” that actually eats pigs ie destroys net neutrality.

    After all, Americans are dumb?, right? This would also apply to those all important millenials. If Obama says he wants it why the Dems must be for it, right? The Dems must support it, right? Just kind of weird how net neutrality got put in the dumpster and then squashed and went to the landfill anyway but at least Dems were on the right side.

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