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docdivakar
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docdivakar   6/27/2013 2:14:14 AM
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Few tweeks... and then this article would have been an excellent tech satire! I wonder if any one from US Congress reads EE Times' comments. MP Divakar

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Cookie Jar   6/26/2013 8:44:40 PM
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I would have expected a shortage of not only female models but also male models as a result of the U.S. world lead in obesity.

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realtimeshary   6/26/2013 5:18:55 PM
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Firstly this myth of the underpaid H1B. Since the gov mandated prevailing wage check before issuing the H1-B about 1990(a system I went through then), although they do get optimised away at the lower end of the range for similar programmers in that locality, but good luck finding even an H1B for less than 80k with 3 years C++ in Chicago or any metropolis, which we have currently had to deal with at our firm. Secondly, the author touched the fact of promoting scince education at school levels. Anyone who has seen US and other educational systems would find it surprising how the US can even keep up the industrial struture without importing labor, now and historically.

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JeffL_2   6/26/2013 4:55:24 PM
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I suppose Jack wants to make a joke out of the engineering employment situation, anyone who argues that the current situation is unfair is a sexist pig or something. Only in America is anyone who decries the wage abuse of immigrants by the employers and the visa system going to be labeled "anti-immigrant". Only a tiny fraction of the folks who come here seeking engineering employment are going to become wealthy entrepreneurs, really no more or less often than a US citizen does, does that mean the rest of them (or us) are not entitled to a living wage? This is a particularly vicious argument given that many of us who are pro-capitalism and economically conservative are on the opposite side of the political spectrum from those who traditionally favor rising wages. Or, another way is to say that BOTH political parties have "sold out" to the interests of international finance and big business. The H-1B is kind of a red herring anyway, most of them are used to bring in IT guys in non-tech industries. The real target has to be the outsourcing and the two or so trillion in "stranded" revenue that sits beyond our shores unable to assist in the repair of our economy. Now anyone who says anything against THAT is promptly labeled a Luddite and probably a pro-tariff economic dullard. Problem is by now we've heard all these arguments before, it's no longer going to be a "walk in the park" to exterminate the US middle class with an economic holocaust, at least we take a stand and fight back when and where we can.

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ntz   6/26/2013 3:48:02 PM
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Or you can go to some gentlemen clubs to admire them even more.

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vlsi_guy   6/26/2013 3:35:04 PM
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Yes, but those female models are so very cute, I think I would vote for increase in H1-B's if there is indeed a shortage :-) Of course, being a nerd, alas, I'll only be able to admire them in magazines :-(

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mhrackin   6/26/2013 3:33:30 PM
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I was right; try Latin translator. Lingua intra maxilla is better.

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mhrackin   6/26/2013 3:29:16 PM
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I think somebody missed the intra-malar/lingual flavor of this column..... (get out your thesaurus; I don't think Google can translate these terms...).

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Duane Benson   6/26/2013 5:28:44 AM
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Wow. It's difficult to find a way to respond to this. I will admit that industries other than science and engineering do have a place in society, but science and technology build our future. Modeling, I guess, helps sell clothes, probably made outside of the U.S. That's nice for those workers, but I don't think that's what the H1-B program is supposed to do. Whether you think the H1-B program is abused to lower engineering wages or not, it's difficult to argue against the fact that this country was built by immigrants. The vast majority of our ancestors came from someplace else and if you look through the ranks of inventors and industrialists, I would think that an even higher percentage than the general population were immigrants, or children of immigrants. But not much of what has made this country such an economic force has come from the modeling industry.



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