“Learn to Code!” – “And six months after that you lose your job to an H-1B guest worker”




First, important announcement about “White-Collar Workers of America” group on Facebook: As of today, November 7, 2020, Facebook has put our group in Facebook jail. My Facebook account was suspended from Monday afternoon. I was given no reasons regarding the suspension.

“In the last 90 days, Facebook removed several posts from your group because they went against our Community Standards. We’ve turned on post approval for your group, which means an admin or moderator must approve posts until Jan 6.”

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Facebook sencesorship and recent election of Joe Biden as a new President of the United States forces us to regroup and to reevaluate our strategies! Your participation and constructive feedback is very important to us during these critical times!

And if Facebook is to close our group for any mysterious reasons, we WILL GET REBORN AGAIN, like Phoenix (or like S.386) and arise from the ashes! Stay strong, stay connected and united!


I wonder how Lady Gaga deals with similar requests?



“Learn to Code!”


Even if older American retail workers can learn the skills, Emanuel’s plan would likely fail because Fortune 500 companies prefer to hire foreign visa workers instead of hiring the existing supply of American young software professionals.

And the government quietly delivers this resident army of at least 1.5 million white-collar visa workers via the Optional Practical Training program, the H-1B visa program, as well as via the J-1, L-1, H4EAD, E-3, Curricular Practical Training, TN, and B-1/B-2 programs.


Emanuel may not know about this huge labor policy, even though he is a former chief of staff to former President Barack Obama and also a former mayor of Chicago.


Most of these foreign workers are imported from low-tier universities in India and work for many years at low wages in mid-skill jobs in the hope of getting green cards and citizenship delivered via a current or future employer. Some work as H-1B contractors at brand name companies, like Facebook and Amazon, but most compliantly serve as gig workers for little-known subcontractors in the hope of getting the huge deferred bonus of green cards.


CEOs at Fortune 500 companies quietly outsource many of their full-time jobs to this huge “Green Card Workforce,” so cutting their payroll costs and boosting their near-term stock values for shareholders and C-suite executives.

“Rahm Emanuel to Fired Retail Workers: You Can Learn to Code!” By Niel Munro


This green card outsourcing prevents many American graduates from getting paid jobs where they can use the degrees they earned with borrowed tuition money. This outsourcing also pushes many experienced American professionals from mid-career jobs, while millions more face lower salaries and persistent job insecurity.

Corporate diversity reports, university reports, and census data show that large slices of the nation’s technology workforce consist of ill-paid, ill-treated foreign workers who have the same job security and professional authority as migrant stoop workers in U.S. fields.


The foreigners’ limited skills and lack of workplace rights help to reduce productivity, lower the quality of software, and slow research. But those losses are acceptable because the foreign workers successfully minimize U.S. professionals’ role in the sector, so minimizing the formation of innovative rival companies.

“Rahm Emanuel to Fired Retail Workers: You Can Learn to Code!” By Niel Munro



















Georgia Counties Using Same Software as Michigan Counties Also Encounter ‘Glitch’


Two Georgia counties using the same electronic voting software as a Michigan county that experienced a glitch have also reported encountering glitches during the 2020 election.
Voting machines crashed in Georgia’s Spalding and Morgan Counties on Tuesday morning because of what election officials described as a “glitch.”

Georgia Counties Using Same Software as Michigan Counties Also Encounter ‘Glitch’


A Georgia election official said that a technical glitch that halted voting in the two counties was caused by a vendor uploading an update to their election machines the night before the election, according to a report by Politico.


“That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor at Spalding County Board of Election.


Ridley added that she did not know what the upload contained.

Georgia Counties Using Same Software as Michigan Counties Also Encounter ‘Glitch’