* Posts by Sherrie Ludwig

164 posts • joined 10 Nov 2013

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Strewth! Apoplectic Aussies threaten to blast noisy Google delivery drones out of the sky

Sherrie Ludwig
Black Helicopters

Re: Life Saving Suff Yes, Pizza No

"Drones have wonderful potential for saving lives, delivering urgent medicine quickly etc."

One would have to be a world-class wanker to object to the noise of a helicopter ambulance for a neighbor in need. But if he took to getting his pizzas delivered by helicopter on a regular basis, then yes, there's the difference. Finally found an icon that fits.

Customer: We fancy changing a 25-year-old installation. C'mon, it's just one extra valve... Only wafer thin...

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: The dirtiest four-letter word...

Same goes when visiting a friend/family member and they say "you know about computers - can you just take a look at..." which usually results in 3 hours of un-fun in the spare room disinfecting, reinstalling and updating a PC so rabid it should have been taken behind the shed and shot, whilst everyone else is downstairs merrily drinking tea & scoffing biscuits.

Simple, you say, sure, if you can (insert whatever they are able to do - weed my garden, mow my lawn, clean my bathroom, hoover, etc. etc.) for the same amount of time it will take for me to fix this. And, I will come back and fix it when convenient to me, not when I am supposed to be enjoying myself, or I WILL call you out to weed, hoover, etc. when YOU are supposed to be enjoying yourself. Deal?

Now you've read about the bonkers world of Elizabeth Holmes, own some Theranos history: Upstart's IT gear for sale

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Sorry For The Dog

" The main issue with Siberian Huskies is that they like to be active or asleep. Without the right support during their active times they get bored. 'Our's' invents games and expects us to (a) understand when she 'talks*' and (b) join in so she can have fun.

Whether part of the bred or not I do not know; she does not bark but expresses herself in modulated howls that are more like speaking the some people achieve."

Yes, the vocal range is in the breed, and yes, they are a binary dog, either on or off. They are not very obedient, being too impressed by their own cleverness to listen to the two-legs. Hmm, very like AI, after all....

Ca-caw-caw: Pigeon poops on tot's face as tempers fray at siege of Lincoln flats

Sherrie Ludwig

You haven't bought any pies from him either?"

I was just wondering, as I read the post above yours, if the guys surname might be Todd, possibly known to his friends as Sweeny.

In point of fact, that would be a woman, and her name is Mrs. Lovett. Perhaps she employs a relative.

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Too many people...

"I've also never seen this little tidbit addressed: these companies are handing out fripperies to get access to personal information, and they are making billions every MONTH. No, if my information is that valuable I want to be paid in CASH for it. I want 50 bucks an hour for each hour's worth of data collected. It doesn't matter if it's valuable data from my net cruising for that hour, or less valuable time from taking a dump for an hour, if you want data from x time period to x+1hr time period, 50 bucks. I am only selling access to a period of time, not guaranteeing value for that time. When they want to pay me my rates for my data, it'll be available."

Hmm, I have been saying something similar (for years) without the tech angle about clothing and other tat that has a "designer" name splashed all over it. I want an advertising fee for the time I wear or carry it. Or, in the case of my face and body built for radio, maybe a fee to refrain from wearing/carrying said item.

Jammy dodgers: Boffin warns of auto autos congesting cities to avoid parking fees

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Captain Obvious hits back?

For one thing, cities can simply prohibit unoccupied / driverless cars from aimlessly roaming the streets.

For each of your instances, I can think of a counter-instance. In this one, I am a working mom, and have sent the car off to pick up the kids at school to bring them to my work, so we can go shopping/out to dinner/home together/etc. Unless the cops are empowered to stop every driverless car and interrogate its intentions (I will not make the obvious remarks on certain drivers being stopped for spurious reasons).

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

Sherrie Ludwig

Why 40mph? If you read the article, it was to remain within the 400m area mandated while the coverage checks were being carried out.

Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Just an idea

"If the Democrats wanted to win a ton of support right now, they should pass a law in the House of Representatives that says, whilst there is an unapproved budget that causes any government staff to be furloughed, all House of Representatives, Senate and White House members, staff, aides, etc. cannot be paid their government salaries.

If it fails in the Senate, the uproar at the Republican Senators being unwilling to feel the pain of the 800,000 government workers currently feeling pain, would drive a lot of people away from them and the Democrats would now be the champions of the people."

Most senators are multiple millionaires, or billionaires. The salary is peanuts to them. Not paying staff might cause some kerfluffle, but I bet the affected senators would "loan" them money to tide them over.

American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

Sherrie Ludwig

Well, it happens to white, native born USAians, too.

When the Charlie Foxtrot that is the TSA started, my husband and I were travelling by air a bit, within the USA. Every time we checked in, the desk person would look at our drivers' licenses, look at a computer screen, then say "Wait here" and disappear into the back for a bit. S/he would come back, hand us back our ID with a suspicious look, and say, "you can go". Notice the last name I share with my husband? Were there some Bader-Meinhof gang fugitives that we resembled? We are both fair-skinned and fair haired (now grey). I don't feel any safer for this scrutiny.

One hapless failed shoe bomber, and we all have to take off our shoes. Dozens of children shot dead in schools, and we can't take a gun away from an obviously crazy person. Is there a saner country? And can we have refugee status?

Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot

Sherrie Ludwig

The lack of willingness to try out new material does my nut in.

There's one coming out that looks interesting - Welcome to Marwen. Would this tick that box?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Marwen

Consultant misreads advice, ends up on a 200km journey to the Exchange expert

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: click this

"You need to get over it. Language evolves.

Click may have some historic association with a sound, particularly in an era when computer devices had horrible artificial "click"s that were supposedly reassuring to people making the transition from mechanical typewriters. But that's now historic, and (in a computing context) the word "click" is now an action."

And I still "dial" a phone. My car horn "honks". A repetitive person still "sounds like a broken record" (coming back, I guess since hipsters discovered vinyl). So, yes, I may not move a mouse, but I still understand that moves a cursor to a specified location.

Reverse Ferret! Forget what we told you – the iPad isn't really for work

Sherrie Ludwig

Great article

I am a retailer of not-computer things, but use computers for business and play. I was very interested in this article and the articles referenced in the links, on marketing and brand positioning. the insights are applicable to many products.

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads

Sherrie Ludwig

"They used to be the one software creator who recognised the value of simplicity, a clear quiet peaceful path through the woods to your goal with no noise to distract and a beautiful UI. And now....well, now nothing works properly and the new versions of iOS are full of annoyances; annoyances that cannot be turned off."

Oh, this, THIS! I had always been a Windows user, for the simple tasks that I use a computer for (email, word processing, spreadsheet). I am not an IT person, just running a small retail business and my personal stuff. But, when I needed to use a Square card processor years ago for temporary location sales, Apple was the only system Square played nicely with. So, got an iPad mini. I started using the Mini for other sorts of stuff, and thought about migrating off Windows (laptop) to Apple. The more I used Apple, the more I came to hate their system!! It's like an overly intrusive date that wants to cut your meat for you! And, one of the first things I did was throttle that bitch, SIRI, who was the hard-of-hearing old geezer who mishears what you said, then goes off on a long-winded story about some totally off-topic random thing.

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Put a heater in the safe then ?

Hobby shops sell a silicone desiccant, the same stuff that's in the "do not eat" packets in almost everything packaged overseas. Use until the problem starts to reoccur, then heat the desiccant (could put it on a radiator or floor vent) and it will drive off the moisture and you are good to go some more.

PINs and needled: Experian site blabbed codes to unlock credit accounts for fraudsters

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: The email address was not necessarily the one associated with the account ?

"Perhaps if everyone got a "welcome to Experian, these are your account details" letter on their 18th birthday it might concentrate a few minds as to what's happening."

Actually, it would need to be issued upon birth, since people open bank accounts, etc. for their minor children, and have been known to open utilities accounts, etc., in their child's name because they blotted their own copybook. I agree with the poster above, nuke them from orbit, and salt the ground with the salt of the tears of their executives and investors.

Non-profits push back against Big Cable's bumpkin broadband blueprint for America

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Local governments often lack the required sophistication...

@Drew Scrivener. In Illinois, there are townships, smaller units of government than counties. They have geographically fixed boundaries, unlike cities or villages that can annex and grow, the township I live in is six miles square. I would be delighted with 3Mbps, I pay for 1,75, but usually only get .75Mbps up, .3down. Welcome to the USA, the tech ghetto unless you live in a city. At least there are rules by you, it's a knife fight by me, with everyone saying "not my problem".

Voting machine maker claims vote machine hack-fests a 'green light' for foreign hackers

Sherrie Ludwig

Shooting the messenger

If some random person sees your garage door open, and calls you to tell you your garage door is open, you don't close it, then the subsequent thefts out of said garage are all the fault of the person who called you? Got it. Sheesh.

Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

Sherrie Ludwig

"Outlawing all these vehicles would alienate a LOT of voters.

Manually driven, petrol powered, non-computerized, un-connected over-the-road vehicles will be with us for at least another century, and very probably much longer. I suspect that any politician who tries to change this will be tarred & feathered and run out of town on the rail."

You have unfortunately forgotten that it is not the US voter who elects the politician anymore - it is the big-money interests (like car companies) that have enough of the readys to buy them, and write the laws. Remember, we don't have universal single payer healthcare, or sensible gun laws, or a myriad of other desirable things because it would disturb the election money which buys the government.

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Why?

"What's wrong with a microphone, some sampling software, and clever use of heuristics to turn up the volume when the road surface is actually noisy, rather than just "when the engine is going faster".

Some of these non slip road are pretty rumbly even at slower speeds."

How about the nice rocker switch on the steering wheel of my Toyota, a volume control I reach with my thumb if necessary? I am of the "I hate data slurping" crowd. Although, as a person who travels less-used country roads often, a "The car crashed, send help here" function might be reassuring. You all have reminded me to check, I just got a new-to-me two year old car, so will bring this up at next service date. This is why I read The Reg, even though I am as tech-knowledgeable as a hunter-gatherer.

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Usually gets worse, the bigger the company ...

"Amex is not a credit card, it's a charge card so even if it is fraud they don't give a $&%*% as the UK Consumer Credit act does not protect you

I know had it twice, the joy of cancelling my CorpAmex card when I left was a highlight of my year"

Actually, it is now a credit card, at least in the US. Amex realized some years back that they were missing out on all that lovely interest per annum and most, if not all, amex cards are now credit cards. Don't know if they still issue the old green "charge a Lamborghini? Sure, just pay it off in full when the bill comes", as a merchant I haven't seen one in years.

The American dilemma: Competition, or fast broadband? Pick one

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: I have

Neither where I live. The most I can get with money without moving is 6 megabit down, 1.5 up.

I would kill for that speed. In rural northern Illinois, no line of sight to any tower, I get up to 1.5mbps down, maybe .5 up on a good day. Complained to the FCC, and the supposed "competition" to AT&T DSL, who was Comcast, said yes, they would provide cable internet to me, IF I paid over $3,000 to LAY the cable to my house AND then pay for the service as well!!

'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: EMP

"I like the idea except for the problem of when some chav in an Audi rams you then you will be sausage meat, meanwhile the Audi chav walks."

I'll take my chances on a 60's era Mercedes sedan (real steel) with fitted lap and shoulder belt against anything recent up to a half-ton pickup. I may be shaken up, and whiplash is a possibility (no headrest) but I will be substantially intact, and likely able to drive away. We were t-boned while driving an older German compact some thirty years ago. The vehicle that blew the red light and nailed us was a modern for the time SUV. After the cops and report routine, we took out the tire iron, pried the fender away from the tire, and drove home. The tow truck picked up the SUV, at least most of the pieces of it.

IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Dear Millennials

They won't have time to regret it; they'll be too busy trying to pay the rent out of their pension.

Pension? What the h is that? In the land of self-reliance and Ayn Rand, you get f-all except what you socked into the mattress.

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Take the money

The right-pondians here assume there is some compensation for being made redundant. Cute. This is the USA, and no there is nothing that anyone (except C-suite with golden parachutes) gets, beyond the contents of one's self-funded 401(k), the maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment dole (different in each state, Texas' would NOT be generous) and eventually the Social Security dole. So, one leaves with whatever one has saved into the 401(k), the last paycheck, and the mug off one's desk.

CIMON says: Say hello to your new AI pal-bot, space station 'nauts

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Is it just me or does that thing look a bit like the clown in Stephen Kings "It" ?

Actually, I was thinking "Wilson" from Castaway. But less useful.

Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

Sherrie Ludwig
FAIL

Re: If DT was your boss...you'd walk out

Arsehole of the highest magnitude.

I cannot in good conscience call Twitler an asshole. The anus, to give it its medical name, is a vital structure with an important job that it usually does competently. Triple fail.

Fixing a printer ended with a dozen fire engines in the car park

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Don't wear high vis

My dh wears one I call the radioactive canary, because he bicycles between train station and office in a busy area near Chicago. Even then, he got knocked arse over teakettle by an SUV, fortunately only bruising him but crushing the bike. Strobe lights and a brass band have since been suggested.

Sherrie Ludwig
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Re: Had the fire brigade called to a five star hotel, in Malta....

"Dunno about one of those, but I've always wanted a Sunbeam T20 toaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxkbjovrDd0

These were made between ~1955 and 1997"

We had a hand me down from my in laws when first married. Lasted for the first fifteen of our marriage, had been working at in laws for twenty before that.....

Nest reveals the first truly connected home

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: buttons?!

"with one press on a smartphone?! who wants to have to do that? can it not use location based awareness with a sufficient degree of accuracy that it unlocks as i arrive at my front door? one of my favourite things about my hue system is the way my hallway turns on at night (it is quite dark near my door)"

We bought an under $20 bit that screws into the light socket, then screwed the bulb in, that has a light/motion sensor which turns the light on if 1. It's dark outside and 2. It senses motion. Use one on porch light and one on garage outside light.

Use the visor-mounted opener for garage door, key on house door lock. Save bunches of money and no worries about data-slurping or subscriptions. Yep, first world solution in search of a problem.

Stephen Hawking dies, aged 76

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Isaac Newton.

Thank you Roland6 for the BBC cameos. I hadn't seen the one with Brian Cox and I laughed so hard I woke up the cat across the room.

Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles

Sherrie Ludwig

OH, wrong country.

When I read the subhead on the article, I thought it was the Russian aide in the WH.

Up to 25% of new builds still can't get superfast broadband – study

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Superfast

(Sobbing) In the boonies in the States, I get 1.5Mbps, on a good day. And, there is no "competition". The "competition" has written this little group of houses off as unprofitable....

Uber: Ah yeah, we pay women drivers less than men. We can explain!

Sherrie Ludwig

Until your last paragraph....

@Paul87, I was agreeing that due to factors correlated with but not caused by gender differences, the difference was understandable. As a woman who has experienced wage discrimination for no good reason other than being female, I still disagree with your last paragraph. I don't want the playing field tipped in my direction, just level. If I drove Uber, I would take these findings and, if I wished to make more money, adjust my work to more closely match male Uber drivers. Would I make the bar closing hour runs? Still, probably not. But I might pay more attention to, for example, commuter train schedules.

What do Cali, New York, Hawaii, Maine and 18 other US states have in common? Fighting the FCC on net neutrality

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Competition fail 101

"Normally a supplier for a rural or small town market will always charge more than in the big city, for reasons of greater overhead. Sometimes only one company is willing to take it on, and then they may be tempted to gouge customers. This angers customers and makes competitors take a second look. Over the long term the market dictates prices, not the suppliers."

Well, Now you have just given the perfect case for government to declare the internet a nationalized necessary utility, and to take over putting up ALL the infrastructure to ensure that rural customers are served at all! Thanks!! The Tennessee Valley Project and rural electrification in the 1930s were the only way that the USA could get the electrical grid out to us in the boonies, and as a result everyone had access to the wonders of electric light, radio and later, television. The local electric companies still sent you the electricity and charged you for it, but the structure was already there. It worked for them because the government got the first structure up, then they got more customers, and then that gave them to capital to improve the existing structure.

If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

Sherrie Ludwig
Holmes

Re: FWIW

We once had a dog that taught itself to open doors... inwards!

I had a pit bull that could do that! The old, crafty black cat we had could open inward-swinging doors, and since he had basically raised the dog from puppyhood, the dog could do so as well, using both paws to turn the doorknob in the same method as the cat. I miss them both. My current dog and cat, while personable, are not as smart.

Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?

Sherrie Ludwig
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Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?

@Neil Barnes: I regret have but one upvote to give to a person who believes as I have for several decades....

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?

@ Haku. Transcript of one of Trump's speeches

Do think Google Translate could do anything with that to help me see the wisdom of the man?

Google does not currently translate into "Psychotic", so, no.

Driverless cars will make more traffic, say transport boffins

Sherrie Ludwig

Maybe family?

In my area of rural USA, a four person family (two driving age kids plus parents) has four cars, because there is no public transport, and the distances are too long to walk or bike. In this case, that might be pared down by one or two cars. My husband's car, driving him three towns away to get the train into the major city, then sits in the lot all day too far away for me to use. I would happily give up a second car and use one car for the both of us, since I have a much shorter commute, and closer errands to run, and can get the car to go back to the train station and pick him up. I can't see sharing with neighbors or strangers, but it would be convenient for us. If I had driving age kids living at home, they could either share parent car or split one between them. Given teenage driver accidents, that would be less worry for parents as well. So, might remove some cars from multi car families.

Dolphins inspire ultrasonic attacks that pwn smartphones, cars and digital assistants

Sherrie Ludwig

Firsts thing I did when I HAD to get an iPad for work: I throttled the bitch Siri.

Twitter is just randomly deleting people's lists – and no one knows why

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Damn

"You would see a lot of angry tweets threatening sanctions and military action against twitter and the norks.

The norks because they must be involved somewhere along the line."

And President Obama, and Hillary. Because they are to blame for everything, according to tiny hands.

FCC taps the brakes on fudging US broadband speed amid senator fury

Sherrie Ludwig

I now live in a real, live third world country, complete with absurd tinpot dictator, his corrupt minions, and no services. And being told "we are no. 1!". Remind we what's the difference between the US and NK? Oh, yeah, we can grouse about it (currently, that will change). There's NO POINT in commenting, publicly or otherwise. When the net neutrality comment period opened, we still thought we had a government that might take the public's views into consideration. So, we commented. Now, we know that the fix is in, and nothing we say or do will change that. Hence, the apathy.

Big Tech fumes over Prez Trump's decision to deport a million kids

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Solution

How many Europeans? Most Americans would love the chance to get out from the Orange Cheat-o. Many retirees already have. Search term "American retirees in Mexico".

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

Sherrie Ludwig

On the topic of unfinished novels

Only occasionally, the executors of an estate find the right collaborator to finish an author's work in progress, and only when they are reasonably certain of a good outcome should they proceed. One of my other favorite authors, Dorothy L. Sayers, had an unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane novel that took half a century to find its collaborator in Jill Paton Walsh. The novel lacks some of the classical scholarship of Sayers, but the characters are given the chance to breathe one more time (with a nice afterword as to all their fates during and after WWII). A worthy addition to that series, Thrones, Dominations.

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...

@Alister, first I've heard about the Good Omens film, cannot wait to see it! Tennant is a great choice for Crowley.

How the CIA, Comcast can snoop on your sleep patterns, sex toy usage

Sherrie Ludwig

The IoT reminds me of a Victorian house crammed with those goofy gadgets that you see in patent submissions of the era: automatic potato peelers and Rube Goldberg-like devices for turning down the bed. Only with a gossipy maid who knows everybody thrown in. Thanks, I'll pass.

US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

Sherrie Ludwig
Windows

Re: The clue is in the domain name

"The domain name has disrupt, as in stop, hinder, interfere with, the inauguration in its name. That's a bit more than free speech and anything against the president is a crime, be they right wing or left wing."

Ooooh, The Axe, you're SO right! AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, has a WHOLE WEBSITE called "Disrupt Aging", where we are indoctrinated in things like healthy eating and exercise to stay fitter. We are obviously dangerous radicals, and need to be monitored carefully! In fact, I'm so fired up, my next jewelry line (I'm a jewelry craftsperson) will be called "Disrupt Pearls" and obviously will be dragged off the art fair table to incarceration. Free the Beads! Or, string us up, if you prefer....

That's my husband in the pic at right, you didn't have a crone icon.

Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

Sherrie Ludwig

Suggestion

As a cis gendered female, I am d*nmed TIRED of being told what I do well or ill is dependent on my gender. I suggest that if a company wants to hire IT workers, they audition them like musicians. In the not too distant past, symphony musicians were overwhelmingly male. Then, the auditions started to be conducted with a screen between the musician and the judges, and symphonies started to gain more women. For each applicant, pose a problem in the area being hired for, and ask the applicant what steps that person would take to begin to solve it. Do this online, before meeting the person, and have members of the department being hired for judge whether the applicant had the necessary knowledge for the task at hand. Weeds out the b.s. merchants, gets you a look into their analytical skills, and then you can interview to see if the personality is a good fit for the team.

Mediocre Britain: UK broadband ranked 31st in world for speed

Sherrie Ludwig

Yemen is lucky.

I am in a rural area on the Illinois-Wisconsin border in the USA. I have two supposed "competitors" for "broadband" services. AT&T (the traditional phone company) and a cable provider (I think it's still Charter, but they sell themselves off so often it is hard to keep up). The cable company says it will give us service, IF WE PAY THE $3K to install it to the "neighborhood" cluster of three houses on our side of the road, AND then pay the $80 or more to use it monthly. AT&T charges us about $50 (bundled into the landline bill, of about $80) for .5Mbps. It WAS .3Mbps, but a call to the Federal Communications Commission (before the Current Occupant dismantled it) got them to do some fiddling to "improve" it (and charge us more). The US is great for broadband, so I hear, but not outside of big cities.

WannaCry-killer Marcus Hutchins denies Feds' malware claims

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: " accept some responsibility"

"By your reasoning Messrs Smith, Wesson, Colt Glock, Kalashnikov etc etc etc etc etc should be clogging up the American courts on multiply counts of homicide, shareholders in car companies should examine their consciences"

Well, yes. Except for your aerobatic bacon, yes.

Trump-backed RAISE Act decoded: Points-based immigration, green cards slashed

Sherrie Ludwig

Re: Up to 140,000 a year will be allowed in.

"The"requirement"is in fact window dressing. A Stats Canada report this week shows Tagalog as the fastest growing immigrant language group in several provinces.

This isn't because of an influx of Filipino doctors and lawyers, it's the result of tens of thousands of minimum wage employees being flown in to work at Tim Hortons Donots and McDonalds"

OK, sneer at the burger-flippers, but their kids will be eating your kid's lunch. The people who immigrate may not be the best educated, but they came because they saw a better chance for their kids. They push them and work like crazy for them. They are flipping burgers, doing some side business like hairdressing or housecleaning, and saving up to be better or have better for their future. As a second generation USAian, my family valued education, and instilled a work ethic that says you do any honest job that pays or start your own business (sometimes both) to keep thriving.

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