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Spintires
07/21/14, 14:36

I've never heard of mud-stuck-truck fetishists, but it would make sense. There are truck fetishists, acceleration fetishists, and lots and lots of mud/quicksand fetishists, so someone's bound to have put all three together.
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 12:40

>>You need to try to get a job, Homer. Then you will see what we are talking about. If you think flooding the domestic market with cheap foreign workers is a positive thing, then we should be in utopia right now. How's it working out for you?

Well, two things. One, I'm glad you brought up the "what would you do if you lost your job to an immigrant" thing, because the answer is quite telling: I would be upset. But how *I* feel doesn't necessarily matter, and isn't necessarily what's best. I would love to keep my job. I would also love to have seven wives, a rocket ship, and be legally entitled to shoot furries from my bedroom window. Appealing to someone's emotions by trying to get them to have a personal stake in an issue is nothing more than sophistry. If a policy is right, it's right, if it's wrong, it's wrong, and we should really take pains to distance ourselves as much as possible if we want to evaluate policy in a rational, objective manner.

(granted, I'm paid so little anyway that it'd be a miracle if HR could find an itinerant foreign worker willing to undercut me. And even if they did, fuck it! I'd just move to Phillipines and become an H1B worker myself. Thanks to cost of living disparities, my Army pension alone could probably net me a small house in the Phillipines, while here in New England I can barely afford food between work, pension, and 9/11 allotment)

The second point is, there is no such thing as Utopia. I believe you know this already. We cannot have our cake and eat it to; the West cannot maintain it's standards of living and the developing world cannot suddenly become the West (although things like this new H1B policy go a long way towards elevating the developing world). We're also a loooooong way off from "flooding the market" with temporary foreign labour. A few thousand extra workers isn't "a flood". We're in no danger of being drowned by a menacing brown tide, sadly, but this is a good first step.
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 12:17

Re: the Army, you're not far off. I think one of the reasons for this is because, like former Soviet citizens (who are notoriously skeptical about statism), military personnel are actually used to living life under strict government control. We've seen it what it's like, and it's not as good as affluent idealists like to think it would be.

It's not *terrible*, you know, having "free" health care (which isn't actually free, as you have to work for it) or "free" housing (again, not literally free, just free in the sense that Uncle Sam pays for it all behind the scenes, and makes up the difference by paying *you* shit-all directly, and making you do all kinds of dangerous bullshit that you wouldn't otherwise want to do). It's really not a bad deal! I swear to Celestia, it's not. But the key is it's all voluntary, and I think that's what you've got to understand whenever looking at some Navy-tattoed redneck on Reason, scratching your head because there seems to be a disconnect between you see and what you expect to see. People join the military because they want to, they put up with all the pains and joys and indifferences of complete autocratic socialism because that's what they want to do. But people shouldn't *have* to live like that if they don't want to. You shouldn't be a slave (and let's face it, it is slavery, albeit of the more sophisticated, Hellenistic variety, than the boogieman version of slavery you see on TV) unless you choose to be one.

Hell, if you want to cash in, gimme some of your details and I'll get you hooked up! What with the Innocent President of Peace doing what all good statesmen do, scaring the plebs and threatening to wage Just War against the Other, I'm sure they'd take you. Free healthcare, man. All you gotta do is ask!



Anyway, that's getting way off-topic, so we should get back to discussing why in the Nine Hells you support the Tea Party all of a sudden. Also, real quick, because I'm pretty sure the "anarcho-capitalist" thing was directed squarely at me, what makes you think I'm an anarcho-capitalist? I'm not an anarcho-anything. Maybe a *minarcho*-capitalist, or perhaps a libertarian-Pirate-sovereigncitizen with shades of Green and lingering relics from my hip Trotskyite-cum-Dengist past, but anarcho-capitalist?!? What kind of weirdo do you think I am?
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 11:39

And no doubt some people would benefit from stopping immigrant workers from coming here. The question we have to ask is: which policy would result in the most overall benefit, who would see these benefits, and would these gains be made in an ethical manner. I'm just not seeing the downside here, and I'm sorry, but you're not really helping my confidence in the Tea Party right now.


Is the sole reason you're opposing immigration because the Tea Party has somehow convinced you that well-compensated, highly desired, and completely voluntary labour is equivalent to *slavery*? I hope not, because there is absolutely no way you can justify that statement, and I know you're smart enough to carry on a proper discussion.
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 10:26

Think of the lessons learned long ago by the Third World: you might not like tourists, but it's much better to have those tourists spending money in your backyard, then for them to be thousands of miles away, watching virtual travelogues on TV.

As a direct consequence of our nation's obscene wealth running face first into globalization, we are now the tourist trap, and labour are the tourists. Americans might have to get used to the idea of simply playing the service industry, at least for the near future, until costs of living shrink and equalize with everyone else.
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 10:18

>>If indeed there are no qualified locals, then it seems reasonable that the better talent should demand a greater salary?

No, not at all. Whether the foreign workers are "better qualified" than the locals is a red herring designed only for political theater (I trust we can all agree such excuses are bullshit), and salaries are whatever labour says they are. Foreign workers are perfectly willing and able to undercut local competition, so why shouldn't they be allowed to?

Look, think about it like this. Foreign workers win out, because as discussed above, cost-of-living disparities mean that even at reduced wages, they're getting a better salary than our local, landed peasantry would. Companies win out, because they don't have to pay as much overhead. Consumers win out, because lower costs mean lower prices (assuming the market has enough anti-trust regulation to remain competitive). And our own local economies win out, because it's much better for us to have Indian techies working, living, eating, and partying here in America, than for the entire industry to get shipped overseas. Losing a few IT jobs to motivated immigrants is considerably better than losing ALL the IT jobs, plus all the service jobs that could have otherwise supported the now-gone Microsoft workforce.


In fact, the only people that suffer from Microsoft's scheme, near as I can tell, are middle class white men who expected to make obscene amounts of money working in the IT field. And since when did you want me to pity those sorts of people?! Think of this like "redistributive" taxation, only minus the middle man.
'Reporters duck and weave as bombs drop'
07/21/14, 09:37

Maybe Putin coukd ride in and fix everything?
Sessions blasts Microsoft for requesting 2x H1B's while firing 18,000 workers.
07/21/14, 05:34

Maybe you could help me out here, Mr Wildcat, because I'm having a hard time figuring out why I should be outraged. Indians have just as much right to jobs as anyone else, arguably more, if you consider the history of colonialism. Relaxing immigration controls, particularly for documented workers, has always been seen as a good, progressive goal to support. H-1B workers are not coerced into their job; it is their choice to work - indeed, it is always an uphill battle for them to secure jobs like these, thanks to racist, institutionalized protectionism. And lower wages aren't really a big deal at all, thanks to the fluid and relative nature of money. Costs of living are set regionally, and in an "impoverished" area, like India or Mexico, a relatively "low" paying job (measured by our own standards) will provide a relative compensation many, many times what the job would be worth to someone living in areas where the cost of living was grossly inflated. This is the logic underlying nearly all temporary immigrant labour - contrary to misconception, Indians and Mexicans are not ignorant savages who cannot help but fall prey to slick big city hucksters, they are intelligent, rational human beings who recognize opportunities and are bold enough to take them.

Please, help me out, walk me through why we should be siding with the Tea Party, because I'm just not seeing the problem!
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 18:24

Sort of. There are mitigating circumstances for everything, and the math can get quite complicated, so I'd hesitate to make blanket statements like that. Every case of teenage suicide must be evaluated on it's own terms! However, I think it's fair to say that unless you're killing yourself because you were maimed by a landmine and your subsistence-farming family will starve to death if they try to support you, your reason for suicide is probably not acceptable.

And partially. Again, Miss Todd's actions were only part of the problem; the *reactions* to her suicide were even less justified. Tout le monde, j'accuse!



To expand the scope of this discussion a little further, consider Jessi Slaughter. She was younger than Amanda Todd, endured far more explicit sextortion, and was the direct target of an internet shitstorm that absolutely dwarfed what happened to Miss Todd. Her father actually *died* because of it. And yet, Ms Slaughter never killed herself. She was still able to soldier on.
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 17:01

You're pat of this now, too, Nu'man!
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 16:38

Getting blackmailed after showing your breasts on the internet is very much a first world problem. It is a *real* problem, yes, but the setup was very first world. FWP is killing yourself over it. FWP is complete strangers jumping on the over-sensationalized news reports and making it out to be a national tragedy, instead of accepting it as the sad, but relatively minor incident it was. FWP is focusing all of the discourse on attacking the nebulous threat of "cyberbullies".

I agree with Mr Holmes, and presumably you, Mr Nu'man, that Miss Todd did not deserve what happened to her, and a small, measured legal reaction, directed against the one guy involved, that would have been completely fine. My point is simply that the unbelievable amount of angst and drama the incident caused was, and still is, very typically FW. We can all agree on that much, surely?
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 15:22

I've also got ask: what's up with that last paragraph there?! I've never suggested that CP should be legal, here or elsewhere, and I'm sure you know that already! Are you trying to avoid the issue by erecting a Straw Homer? Or is there something else going on...?

I hope you're not mad because I said you were obsessed with underage girls. I realize that can be a sensitive issue for you, and I didn't mean it like you were a pervert or a child molester or anything. I apologize if that's the way it came off! I know you're not a child molester, and I hope you know by now that I don't get a kick out being mean to you (although sometimes I enjoy getting you frustrated). It was totally not my intention to imply that you're a creeper, and if it came off like that then I'm truly very sorry.

Like you've said many times, you think of these girls like your daughters.
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 15:07

One sexual predator, John. One sexual predator. It's questionable whether a single guy cajoling a girl for pictures of her tits warrants twenty full-time officers dedicated to his case, and surely you'd agree that it's beyond absurd to suggest that an incident like that should spun as a "wakeup call" to "criminalize bullying". Yet this is exactly what occured.

If the guy is going to go jail, then let him go to jail for possession of CP. Assign one, maybe two officers to take him down, and move on. It didn't have to be made into more than it was, it didn't have to be a national scandal, and it was flat-out absurd that certain people would use it to suggest the colossaly stupid idea of implementing Chinese-style online thought-policing.
DashCon admins Q&A
07/20/14, 12:04

It's mostly just a blur of them talking about things likes fandoms, handsome guys in fandoms, memes, memes about guys in fandoms, their cats, The Sims, memes, fandoms, Homestuck, food, and how awesome they all are (especially the one named Lachlan; she seems particularly keen on being Queen Bee. According to ED, she is a "famous cosplay model" and embezzled almost $800 in airfare money).


There's a major fandom sperg-out around 20:00. A fat guy with a CGI tiara shows up at 33:30. Around 39:30 they discuss their tattoos, if you're into that sort of thing.
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 10:06

She was basically Boxxy, only with more tit-flashing and it ended in suicide. It was very sad and I can see why Mr Holmes cares so much, but the Mounties wasted an asburd amount of time and money "investigating" her suicide, and in what can only be described as an anti-internet conservative moral panic, it became a cause celebre for elderly, internet-fearing, pro-censorship advocates and the insane political opportunists who cater to those people, by pushing to make shit-posting an imprisonable offense.
Playing with wolves in the snow
07/20/14, 08:18

LET'S SNUGGLE!
DashCon admins Q&A
07/20/14, 08:05

No, no, Who's not in heaven, Who's on first.
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 07:45

>>What makes you think Amanda Todd was not a First World Problem?

>>I think no such thing.

So... you do accept that there is such a thing as a First World Problem, and you agree that the FWP label applies in this case, but... help me out here. Your only problem is you don't like people pointing that out?
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 05:48

Also, fine, I'll bite. What makes you think Amanda Todd was not a First World Problem? Everything about that whole affair screamed First World; from the setup, to the suicide, to the hysterical reaction on all sides of the online community, and culminating in the absurdly fascist response from grandstanding public officials. Only in the First World would THAT be news.

I know one of your "things" is leaping to defend the honor of underage girls. There's nothing really wrong with doing that, and in this case I kinda agree with you, since suicide is tragic and it's pretty douchey to rag that hard on a stranger who made a string of awful life choices. But regardless of whether you sympathize with Amanda, or you hate her, or you just think people should show a little respect, surely we must recognize that killing yourself in a ridiculously dramatic fashion over some mean social-media comments, is textbook FWP.
Weird Al - First World Problems
07/20/14, 04:50

You don't live in the first world, you live in Britain.

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