[linux-elitists] Re: H1-B

billy@damaged-world.net billy@damaged-world.net
Mon Feb 17 16:54:02 PST 2003

On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 08:48:43AM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 08:29:14AM +0000, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> - I personally lost about 500,000 dollars in stock options that I could
>   actually have sold by not being able to join VA Research as an
>   employee when I wanted to do so, because I was working for Taos which
>   was sponsoring me for my green card.

	You also missed out on being utterly crushed when the stock you
	didn't sell became almost worthless. 

> - I can assure you that I didn't displace any US worker when I went to
>   Taos: they hired everyone with skill that they could find
	s/with skill //

	I've worked with quite a few Taos and Ex-Taos people over the
	last 3 years, and while many of them were fine Admins, there
	were a few I wouldn't let anywhere near my racks. 

	My only comment on the H1B problem is:

	Open the fucking boarders. If Americans can't compete they don't
	deserve the jobs anyway. 

[rock] "is sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons. By 
means of its almost imbecilic reiteration it manages to be the martial music 
of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth." 
--Frank "Boring old fart" Sinatra. 

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