"The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll and we can be grateful for that."You stay classy, Lar.
"The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll and we can be grateful for that."You stay classy, Lar.
Moving right along, if this is Taiwan ROC, I'm packin' my bags...and learning Japanese.
Wait, Japanese? WTF?
So, sad Mikey Arrington sold out to AOL. Boooooooring. What about that fight he was having with Chandra DipShitABlowHornCamelCode boy? It’s enough to make someone spend the rest of his life moping in a cube at AOL when the blogosphere uses you as a chew toy.
So, “win the future” happened? It’s ‘JooJoo’ follow up time — and I, your humble Drunky? I’m here to lulz ^h^h^h help.
Okay, here we go:
Mader McChod issues a statement last year: “Poo Poo iz ded”
Oooooh he shipped SOMETHING: Only 64 tablets “shipped”.
It probably didn’t help that Priya Rai ^H ^H ^H okay not THAT gal but some intern at WIRED didn’t like it.
South Asian product ware o' vapor. So says Wikipedia, so say we all.
Mmmmmm…. Priya Rai. Hey, at least South Asia has ONE EXPORT I want.
-Drunky fap ^h^h^h out.
(UPDATE: Both video-bobbleheads, 'leaving' Ron Schiller and 'oopsie' Betsy Lilely have been put on 'administrative leave', and NPR states:
"The assertion that NPR and public radio stations would be better off without federal funding does not reflect reality. The elimination of federal funding would significantly damage public broadcasting as a whole."
*cough* Bullshit *cough*) [doff.beanie: TPMMuckraker]
So, Ron Schiller came under fire for 'taking his NPR hat off' and embarrassing the organization. Big deal, I say. The real meat of this punking is that-
The former-by-one week 'guy in the know' not only elaborated that NPR would be better off without Federal aid, but also that, (timecode 5:50)
That NPR could more than cope without the $90 million every year out of our pockets.
..of the total 'station economy' of $800 million every year that they receive" (including federal funding).
Seriously. Just can't make this up:
The juice, for those in a hurry comes around timecode 5:30, but heck, listen to the entire thing so that you, the public, know what NPR really is.
When you strip all the bluster about Islam, 'Da Jewz', Conservatives (not really), Liberals (not really), and brotherhoods of men(sm) this is all about MONEY. Our money.
By the admission of senior exec Schiller (last week), they don't need the money, right?
This is the USA. Say whatever you want, but don't expect the taxpayers to pay for it, especially if "you don't need the money."
Hat tip with SOME skepticism to The Bookworm Room for this story. Reading is fundamental, kids, and you should read everyone.
My recommendation to NoAgenda listeners is you should read this story stem to stern to see how these little "money plays at the public trough" play out.
Drunky out (totally played, playah!)
And now you know, you should NEVER buy a book by Dick Morris.
"We need to drug test every highschool student."
"Dick Morris wants to pound this country (the USA) into the ground."
- Peter Schiff
"Dick Morris is a big government Bush/Obama Neo-Liberal Boomster."
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that "IT (so-called) pundit" Mumbai Don Tennant would pipe in to regurgitate the NBC GE thing. Not like any of the commenters are having any of it-- especially this guy, 'Doc Savage':
"I am sure back in post civil war America, when the European and Caribbean immigrants were being used to replace the newly freed slaves, as America's primary agricultural workforce, someone was out there talking it up as being the best way to get America back on track to be the most successful Industrialized nation. But Frederick Douglas brought to the attention of the nation through his writings about the issue, that it was harmful to the worker. He referred to this labor type as 'Coolie Labor' and compared it to 'Slave Labor' in it's value and moral corruption.
Don - If you are truly a globalist, then your focus should be for the manifestation of equality for all workers in the world through FAIR TRADE, not free trade, Equal pay for equal work should be your mantra, not the chant of 'MORE NON-IMMIGRANT LABOR'.
If you can't see this then you are as blind as the Indian Agent of the 19th century that believed taking the Native American from his ancestral home and civilize him would mean sustaining their people for generations to come.
We all know how that turned out.
As for the fiery rhetoric of people over this issue, well Don, if the government were to come into your home and replace your wonderful wife with a sow and your kids with mindless zombie piglets, would you consider that fair trade, being that it would be cheaper to have pets than family? Would you not fight against such a fascist idea? Would you not have ripe vernacular for those forcing you to accept such a ridiculous exchange?
Now you can see why people like myself would rather see you and those other pundits of the labor replacement cult hung by your thumbs and see the livestock you are forcing onto us turned into sausages."
(Via Why the Anti-H-1B Argument Isn’t Being Taken Seriously | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com.)
I'm liking this Doc Savage guy. And recommend you read his entire comment for historic context. Something Mumbai Don seems to lack in his "posts".
Personally, I'm not to partial to sausage tho'. Unless I'm peckish.Drunky out.
Today comes yet another attempt by... well, I'll get to that... but it's to
resurrect 'VISA reform' to drive down wages & filler'up with Slaves for the 'new economy. It's a yawner worthy of Vivek Wadhwa until you get to two things: One, the punchline:
And Two, just who is putting their name on this copypasta:
"The effort to pass the DREAM Act — focusing on those undocumented aliens seeking to enlist in our armed forces or get an education — was in that same spirit. But with that attempt having failed, the visa cap provides another opportunity."
Juliette Kayyem, a guest columnist, is former homeland security adviser for Massachusetts and most recently served as assistant secretary at the US Department of Homeland Security.
Former my green posterior. There is no 'former' when you deal with the Feds.
The plot thickens as Ron Hira, of the Rochester Institute of Technology enters the fray. Even he doesn't buy it:
It is remarkable that an "expert" who had a high post in DHS doesn't have the basic facts correct. The public should be skeptical about our best and brightest making phony statements about serious policy issues, especially when they are either ignorant or hoping the public is. Where are the editors in these debates?
See the following two statements:
"There is a hard cap on the number of high-skilled (and often US-educated) workers under the H1B visa system; a cap that was filled by US companies in nine months in 2009, and in a matter of days in more prosperous 2008 and 2007."
This is factually incorrect. There are employers that are exempt from any cap. So, it isn't a "hard" cap.
"At MIT alone in the last decade, 53 assistant professors were able to stay in this country on an H1B visa."
MIT is one of those exempt employers and none of the 53 assistant professors were subject to any cap.
(via 02/27/2011 10:35 EST
Let that bake as we hear from another REAL STEM person, who has figured out that these H1Bs bring nothing more than 'cheap' to the table:
"Juliette Kayyem wants to remove the cap on H1-B visa program because the scientists and engineers on this visa cannot take her job away! I am a US citizen and an experienced PhD chemist. I lost my job in a drug company three years ago. I have not been able to get a similar job. Currently I have a contract job that pays me 25% less than my earlier salary. Most of the good jobs that opened up during the last three years went to H1-B visa holders. Most of these jobs went to docile Chinese who are eager to settle down in USA and hence are willing to work hard for low wages. Yes, the H1 visa is about keeping wages down. Hey, may be the companies should hire foreigners on H1-B visa for the positions of CEOs and other management staff. They can save a huge bundle on salaries and other perks! I wonder what these greedy corporations will do fifty years from now when the foreign scientists and engineers graduate from American universities and go back to their own countries."
(via 2/28/2011 1:09 PM EST)
So the real question is, what does the DHS want with foreign students? Who, when they graduate will be saddled with crushing (college) debt? Personally I have my own conclusion, and I do not think you'd like the answer, especially if you happen to be one of these students 'on the hook.'
First we have Vivek Wadhwa shamelessly pushing his tired, old debunked schtick in a PR package for NBC and their parent corp, General Electric, aka 'Generally Outsourcing'.
Now we have the DHS, a Federal agency pretty much in lockstep doing the same. Is this really America?
Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls.. Citizens & Immigrants... we are being played. Students are not being sent home to spread our values, instead they are RETAINED here as slaves while we EXPORT our soldiers to 'spread our values' at the end of a gun.
This is NOT 'win the future'.. this is WIRED TO FAIL.
P.S. Don't tell me it's just her opinion. These things have to be cleared, "former" nothing)
P.P.S. The tie-ins with NBC - GE's other property 'Outsourcing' are there and desperate. Given that it's so offensive to normal Americans it's hardly surprising that many think it will be cancelled.
P.P.P.S. Why are GE and NBC so desperate? The answer as always is M & A, bad money after bad.
Perhaps you're wondering who pissed in my little sahib's cheerios this morning. Maybe it's all the flack he's gotten over a half-assed smear piece he wrote about Quora, in order to 'establish' himself there.
Well, since I'm just as much of a partygoer with QA-fora as the next John Galt, I chipped in that I know about my wuvable little sahib:
When dealing with any Vivek Wadhwa post, nay, any post from an academic it helps to read it like a book report: beginning and punchline:Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not writing this in my capacity as a university professor or researcher; I don’t claim to be an expert on social networking; and I will be happy to be proven wrong—
..and yet he commits poison pen to paper. Or finger to keyboard. Okay, TL d' DR... until we get to the punchline:Why do the Silicon Valley elite believe that everyone will flock to a U.S.-based tech site like Quora?
Please note that the italics are his and not mine. The whole point of his book report was to hit quora because it did not come from India or China.
That is, if it's not from Hyderabad, it's...bad. He basically made up this straw man about HIS "expectations" of Quora and then knocked it down -- like the last time he tried to do anything in SV.
Wadhwa is the Cramer of Tech. Arrington gave him life, and he's been 'prolific' ever since.
Other than that: You guys still take Scoble seriously. Cute.
I suppose we shouldn't get into using your own students to impersonate Quora users or flagrant violations of their TOS. But hey, even SV heavies like Michael Wolfe ain't buyin' it. Srsly, everyone including Fraudy's students should read this utter pownage of my little sahib:
"I’m not comfortable with this kind of tone and try to avoid it, but I thought that if I were ever going to try it out and see what kind of reaction it got, this would be the place to do it.
(And now that I’ve seen Robert Scoble’s severed head on Quora Review, I’m a bit less worried that I’ve crossed a line!)
My irk is this:
Vivek has a tremendous platform: his TechCrunch distribution gets him in front of millions of users, and his academic credentials give him authority and credibility (maybe not to you guys, but you have some background here). But he starts the article with a half-assed disclaimer ‘I am not an expert’ that let’s him cave later if he is wrong, write a poorly-reasoned piece, but still leverage his enormous pulpit.
He then makes no effort to make his article even internally consistent. He does none of the background research or anticipate any of the obvious counter arguments, then lays out a blanket insult of all of SV as being clueless dilettantes out of touch with what plays on main street, right after he himself essentially says main street is too dumb to spend time reading, research, writing, and upvoting good content.
There are good arguments against Quora, but he makes none of them."
Serious confidential to my little sahib: You've been doing this for years. When are you going to settle down to a tenured position in Berkeley with a wife & kids & the curry colored picket fence? Will Berkeley not have you?
PS. Love that image of Scoble's severed head. I'm liking this Wolfe guy already.
Shock! My little sahib! (Feigned) outrage over teh Ethicks!
@RickBullotta Reason for anger in my tweets - implications I had done something unprofessional/unethical. I would never compromise ethics. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck in reply to RickBullotta
But hey, let's hope you can squeeze in 5 more non-tenured positions by the end of the year, eh?
Charlie Sheene. From your Uncle Drunky: Ghod & Cthulhu bless your baked, MKUltra doped, tiger blood- 9-11 Truthin' almost a Boomster but happily not quite ass:
"'I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen,' the 45-year-old actor told 'Good Morning America' on Monday. 'It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.'
.. (boring CBS tripe, then)
'The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children.' Sheen explained.
'Because I'm me. I'm different. I just have a different constitution, a different brain, a different heart, I've got tiger blood man.'
Always with the tiger blood."
That's right, CBS. And your little Boomster SAGgy AFTRA script bunnies too. TIGER BLOOD.
Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Winning!
-Drunky out (@charliesheen the way he is over any politician sober for President in 2012)
Now here is something that should come as no surprise to NoAgenda listeners everywhere- That the top three script reading flunkies of the Neo-Conservative so-called 'Right' are actually card carrying Commie Pinko Union members. And not just any union like saggy SAG, but an affiliate of the AFL-CI 'buried Hoffa, deep' O:
When it comes to the Wisconsin union fights, right-wing pundits Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have a couple of things in common. For starters, have all voiced their opposition to the plight of public employee unions in the state.
As it turns out, all three of them belong to the American Federation Television and Radio Artists union (AFTRA), which is the AFL-CIO affiliate for television and broadcast workers."
It should be obvious now that the there's no difference between big government Neo-Conservatives and big government Neo-Liberals -- and their little 'do as I say and not as I do' schtick that the Boomers have taken up with a vengeance.
I gotta hand it to Rupert Murdoch.. he's one mean, smart son of a bitch, making money on the up and downside.
And this is but ONE REASON why your Uncle Drunky doesn't listen to script monkeys on TV. That much.
"Then there is the role of Taiwan in our foreign policy. It has been a significant part of Asia's democratic peace, as well as a critical part of Asia's -- including China's -- economic boom and the region's political transitions. Every time we try and abandon it -- in the 50s, in the 70s, in the 90s -- we find it too important to be left to China's tender mercies. Theorists like Glaser offer no explanation for why we have not abandoned Taiwan given all the opportunities we have had to do so.
Let me offer a few. Any change to Taiwan's de facto independent status would be highly destabilizing. First, almost no Taiwanese want to live under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party. Many Taiwanese would leave the island, meaning that Asia would lose a critical part of its economic engine. Those who would not leave would likely start to build nuclear weapons and their delivery systems -- a process that began, and which we stopped, the last time we tried to abandon Taiwan.
Second, if Taiwan were to fall into China's hands, China could militarize it in such a way as to remove any strategic depth from Japan, to control the South China Sea, and to push farther forward into the Pacific. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, we face threats to our command of the Pacific Ocean. China's control of Taiwan would hasten that process. The United States and China would then find many new reasons for conflict -- the protection of Japan, access to the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, and so on. "
Hear me now and feel me later-- or at least read my overview of the Asias: Japan is waning, and we need savvy young ROC Chinese looking in, listening, and aligned with western interests in the Straits. Do I also need to add, that companies like Honhai / FoxConn are based there, and they are the ones who deal with the Chicoms? That it takes one to know one?
Ergo, I write:
Dear POTUS / Foggy Bottom Cleaning lady:
Da Fuck?? You need a review of the shit-u-ation, and I'm here to help.
-Drunky, not really surprised at this point.
PS. Straw poll: Do you guys like Foggy Bottoms or FoggyPants better? Just wondering.
PPS. Seriously, Missus former POTUS.pants, I'm watchin' yer deposition on CSPAN and you do look like 'hired help.' Madeline Albright, snappeh dressah you are not.
"London’s much-maligned logo for the 2012 Olympics is a bit of a Rorschach test, as large numbers of people have claimed it resembles everything from a swastika to Lisa Simpson performing a sexual act. Now Iran has logged a formal complaint and is threatening to boycott the Olympic Games, as word spreads that the graphic in fact reads, ‘ZION’, the Guardian reports."
Actually, when you read '2012' ass backwards & flipped the way the mullahs & the Chinese do, it DOES spell ZION. On that basis, Iran should boycott the entire year o' the Rabbit.
Just when you thought India was the most backward country on earth...
Even our friends at NMA.tv, in that far-off freaky island of Taiwan can see what's happening over here:
"Watch out for Seniors Gone Wild in the US as the as the boomers hit retirement. It seems a return to group living in their golden years brings out the immature sides of the retirement-aged. We’re starting to see stories of senior-to-senior bullying as ‘mean old girls’ start picking on newcomers. And thanks to Viagra, some real seniors are getting busier then college seniors. If the trend continues, Uncle Sam might have to start picking up the tab for STD tests for seniors."
("Boomers grow old with Disgrace" via NMA.tv.)
Hop over to NMA.tv for some serious Chinese freakitude. I always thought that the Boomsters would die alone between diaper changes. Guess they'll beat their parents for diapers, sex lube & lunch money first.
I know, I know, first post of 2011. Happy New Year of the Rabbit.