@sculpin oh I dunno, there was the time I picked up some pals when they got sprung from the hoosegow for roofing the cop shop – 01:13 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt the thread or the post? – 01:16 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt hm… I can see where you might look askance, but H-1Bs are, and always have been, baloney. We’ll beer on it anon. – 01:18 AM GMT
@zipties q) get shoestrings r) dust s) research WKRP endtitle lyrics – 01:26 AM GMT
(last night when I tweeted that HPLHS CXmaghths CD I put it on without telling Viv) – 01:30 AM GMT
(about halfway through she looked up and said, “Death to the world? That’s not how it goes, is it?”) – 01:32 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt well, I glanced at the post and was unimpressed due to grammar and framing, but there’s no labor shortage, never has been. – 01:49 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt H1Bs are an anti-worker measure, plain and simple. No need to involve xenophobia or racism, those are side effects. – 01:50 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt It’s not a new strategy in the US, Carnegie did it back in the 1890s. Import workers from poor places to break strikes. – 01:53 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt The difference here is that H1Bs were invented before there was any meaningful organized labor in tech, specifically to prevent – 01:54 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt which, I suppose, minimizes the likelihood of further machinegunning of strikers. – 01:55 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt so it can be seen as a humanitarian measure. Not by me, but the view can be constructed. – 01:57 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt I utterly disagree. – 01:57 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt it’s not just about salaries. it’s about undercutting labor organization and about maintaining unreasonable working conditions – 01:58 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt which were were, you’ll recall, just joking about here. – 01:58 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt eg, under 35 no kids and willing to work 60+ – 01:59 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt well, yes, of course. but just having H1B available and without enforced limits prevents the development of the mechanism – 02:01 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt which is its actual and intended function. – 02:01 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt but we’ll beer about this in January. – 02:02 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt @mcgee_gorgo squatter towers FTW – 02:41 AM GMT
@arthurwyatt this reminds me I need to drag you to the tank and V2 museum – 02:42 AM GMT
@hell0jed radio said the 90 span is closed for the duration due to *semi* spun out with cab off roadway, thru rails. driver safe and out. – 02:44 AM GMT
@hell0jed my wife talked to me from just south of downtown at 5, she’s still south of the ship canal. – 02:45 AM GMT
@hell0jed she left work at 4. – 02:45 AM GMT
RT: @dduane: RT Imperial War Museums: RT BBC Radio Manchester: Weapon used by J R R Tolkien when he fought at the Battle of… fb.me/6vXnhnauV – 05:21 AM GMT
@poupou bizzy time! make bizzy! clear thoughts bizzy! – 06:31 AM GMT
@poupou ack. well, sympathies and well wishes then. sorry to hear it. maybe nice quick early sleepytime. – 06:57 AM GMT
@hell0jed and then where would we be – 07:26 AM GMT
Noted for debunkery on FB the next time one of the BS maps rolls by. deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-f… – 11:57 PM GMT