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Post subject: I need a job!
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul
29, 2004 6:28 pm
If you know that your company has any opening
position of RF electrical Engineer please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:40 am
When everybody is layed off, there
is nobody to pay taxes. That's good. We are two.
Unread postPosted: Sat
Aug 14, 2004 6:57 pm
A helluva lot more than two...
The Bush Economy II.
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:19 am
Joined: Sun Aug
03, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Erie, PA
A helluva lot more than two...
The Bush Economy
A little intellectual honesty will recognize that
any real or perceived poor economy is due to (1) the deflated tech
stock bubble from the late 1990s and the ensuing massive reformation
of accounting practices and (2) the fiscal and human cost of fighting
terrorism around the world. The entire world was complicit in facilitating
both, but blame is laid solely at America's doorstep.
consistent measures, the economy and employment are robust. Check
General Accounting Office and Department of Labor websites if you
want unfiltered numbers. Compare them to the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Anyone with more than a 6th grade education that lost his shirt
in the tech bubble burst in 1999-2000 has no one to blame but himself.
Warnings persisted daily, but gamblers bet the farm - and lost.
Now you want to blame Bush. Maybe it's just denial, projection or
most likely, pure irrational hatred.
IMHO, if the civilized
world would band together and purge the roots of terrorism (including
the corrupt U.N.), we would all benefit beyond anyone's imagination.
Many choose to abet terrorism by remaining pacifists, merely prolonging
the day that they too will succumb to its methods and endangering
the rest of us all the while. Resources that could be spent on research &
development are diverted to fly-swatting at Bin Laden’s minions,
et al, while trying not to offend the appeasers.
an RF Cafe Notable Quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph
of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024
Post subject: I'm third
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug
31, 2004 12:36 am
Nice words Kirt. I just read the history
of mehirs and Crystal Night.
subject: jobless in america
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004
There is no reason for RF/electrical engineers to
be unemployed at this point in time....there are plenty of design/production/testing
slots open with ANY major defense contractor. Lockheed, Boeing,
Northrop Grumman. May need to broaden your concentration a little,
but there are plenty of jobs out there. Might not be 5 minutes from
your door, may even need to relocate, but they are there!
Bulldog not a Poodle
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:28 pm
but also crap - imho. Funny when the soviets lost 20 million in
ww2 we were so surprised by their paranoia- remember the cold war,
KGB, gulags?. Yet 2000 dead and the world is turned on its head
and we have camp delta, abu graib, afghan war, iraqi war, finger
printing, phone tapping, ......
Kirt, I vividly remember
telling you that the WMD threat from iraq was non existaent for
which you asserted that they were there and were an imminent threat
at least to israel– today hundreds of thousand of deaths later you
lot have concluded the same!
You’ve further stated that your
president is so very clever that he is drawing out and fighting
the terrorist in Iraq rather than having to deal with them in the
USA. However, even the CIA would say there was no Islamic terrorism
in Iraq before the invasion – The mind boggling question therefore
is “did you all ask the Iraqi’s if they minded you lot using their
country as a crucible to fight your war on terror?
world safer as a result – A. Not unless you live in cloud cuckoo
Q. Are we winning the war on terror – A. anything but that.
Q. What are we then achieving – A. Easy, doing bin ladens bidding
Regarding your economy: Your dollar is at an all
time low, and with that you influence and wealth – remember the
fate of Great Britain’s pound after two world wars?
ready for the RMB?
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:54 am
Microwave Corporation is hiring. I would go online and send a resume
As far as bulldog, well he is just one Brit who does
have a clue.. Tony Blair at least has the sense to see what is required
to protect his people.
Bulldog not a
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005
Post subject: Watch ABC 20/20
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 03,
2005 3:31 am
Watch ABC 20/20
John Stossel Takes on
Myths, Lies and Nasty Behavior
No. 4 — MYTH: Outsourcing
Is Bad for American Workers[/b]
We've been hearing a lot
lately about how American workers are suffering because companies
are "outsourcing" their jobs to other countries. During the presidential
campaign, both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told
voters they were concerned about keeping jobs here at home. And
CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has made complaints about outsourcing a running
theme of his nightly news program.
new book, "Exporting America," says the government should limit
free trade and immediately outlaw outsourcing of government contracts.
"Just because of cheap labor, we're destroying our middle
class. That is just stupid," Dobbs said, adding, "Being stupid is
Wait a second. It's restricting outsourcing
that would be un-American and stupid.
You may not
like it that someone in India takes your customer service call,
but outsourcing helps the middle class by bringing lower prices
and faster service. Take E-Loan, for example. It gives customers
a choice of whether to get their loan paperwork processed in America
in 12 days or in India in 10 days. An incredible 87 percent of customers
in the United States choose the faster loan processing offered by
sending their paperwork to India.
And look at clothing
— lots of it is made abroad these days — and Lou Dobbs sees that
as a terrible thing. "This country cannot even clothe itself. Ninety-six
percent of our apparel is imported," he said.
that's OK. We have more choices for less money. The Labor Department's
price index for clothing has been going down and down over the past
But still, what about all those American
workers who lose their jobs to people overseas? We asked the AFL-CIO
labor federation for some of their best examples of outsourcing
and the first people they referred us to were Shirley and Ronnie
Barnard. They both lost their jobs when a Levi's plant in Powell,
Tenn., closed down two years ago and moved production to Mexico.
The Barnards say keeping their heads above water has
been a struggle. Shirley told us about her frustrations, saying,
"You've done something for 20 years, got up, went to work every
day, and then all of a sudden you don't have any place to go and
nobody needs you anymore."
Tough Business Realities
Bill Portelli, who runs the California-based company Collabnet,
says outsourcing has helped him keep his company alive in the United
States. He has hired programmers in India who are paid less than
half what he would have to pay American programmers. "It doesn't
cheat Americans out of jobs. If I hadn't hired the people in India,
I would have had to lay people off," he said.
didn't end up laying any Americans off as a result of outsourcing,
because outsourcing saved Collabnet so much money the company was
able to expand in America. "Basically I've created jobs in America.
I built better products, created jobs, been able to raise salaries,"
A Dartmouth study found that outsourcers
actually create jobs in America at a faster rate than companies
that don't outsource. The same study found that companies that outsourced
abroad ended up hiring twice as many workers at home.
Allowing outsourcing creates opportunity. It's easy to see
the pain of the workers who are laid off; it's harder to see the
benefits of free trade, because those benefits aren't news.
It's true that in the last four years, America has lost
more than 1 million jobs, but those were years when we had a recession.
Look at the big picture. Since 1992, America has lost 361 million
jobs, but during that same time we also gained 380 million jobs.
Millions more than we lost.
That should be hopeful
for people like Shirley and Ronnie Barnard. While it's true that
they had to dig into savings and still worry about their long-term
security, last year Shirley Barnard eventually found a new job as
a secretary. The new position pays more than her old job at Levi's,
and the Levi's work was harder — hot, noisy and physically difficult.
She says that her new job is much easier.
and some other former co-workers are still looking for work, but
she told us some of her former Levi's colleagues are now working
in better jobs than they had before. "Some of them have got, really
got excellent jobs that they would never have even left Levi's for
if the plant hadn't closed," she said.
And what happened
to that Levi's plant? It's now being converted to a college. There
will be new jobs for faculty and administrative staff, and right
now there are construction jobs for workers building the new campus.
This won't be talked about on the evening news, but these jobs are
a product of outsourcing too.
Still, people like
Lou Dobbs talk about the outsourcing crisis. However, in reality
outsourcing is not a crisis. The crisis will only come if we try
to stop it.