We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ah, super-size. More calories for less money. Some call it an abomination, others, like Egyptians today, call it survival.
Long ago, one of those morons from Georgetown University made the news with his complaint against McDonald's for their food being---to tasty, to cheap, and to convenient. it occurred to me, that we sent wheat and rice to people starving in Africa but what we really needed to do was send them some McDonald's. Perhaps with Walmart's logistic support. Or maybe just open up a subsidized Walmart in the starving regions. What we know doesn't work is giving money to governments or "relief" organizations.
Think Dept, of Justice Dept. aka the Black Panthers and the bruhaha in Philly (no evidence of intimidation), Fast\Furrious (ongoing, looking for evidence), IRS\Tea Party ("Really? first we've heard of it...")
Its amazing - in Governance, you get promoted for crappy work, in the 'real' world, you'd be either fired or demoted...
On a related note, I was listening to the OM mantra on Youtube a little while ago and I just closed my eyes for a minute - until I woke up an hour later when the phone rang. It's very relaxing - I highly recommend it.
The H-1B workers are in demand because they will work 80 hour weeks and dare not complain. The fields they work in fall outside the wage and hour laws in such a way that they are paid the same if they work 30 or 100 hours a week. When I worked in that field I often worked 48 hours without a break. American workers will speak up, demand better pay to do that kind of work or ask for more reasonable work schedules. The H-1B workers do not. There in a nutshell is the ONLY reason H-1B is necessary.