Technology and science are taking some bad turns this week, looks like #politics
is again throwing punches. Under the belt, that is.
is claiming that more H1B visas should be extended in order to promote inner city STEM education. I wonder if code.org
's co-founder and former Microsoft guy really enjoys going to the Capitol proclaiming this nonsense knowing that most large corporations are not paying much local taxes that are significantly hurting local communities to spend money on technical upgrades needed to better teach STEM.
If you think that the presence of local technical companies ... superheroes has a positive influence on those local companies' employees doing the better thing for STEM in their local communities, Think again: http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2013/11/hillsboro_voters_continue_to_w.html
... This is Hillsboro, where we have tens of thousands of Intel employees, and they voted against a local tax that would add $40-60 dollars or so for most homeowners so that their own kids would be better equipped to, in the future, work for the same company.
And then there's the FCC, which, when lead by Michael Powell (Son of Colin) and assigned by GWB, made Internet Service providers "not common carriers", thus causing the longest streak of monopoly attacks on the open internet that has ever taken place. Guess where Mikey Powell now works? Right, he's CEO of National Cable & Telecommunications Association.Coincidence? I THINK NOT!!