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  2. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/donald-trump-bans-h-1b-visa-technology-workers-on-federal-government-contracts/articleshow/77336287.cms Donald Trump bans H-1B tech workers from federal government contracts US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that bans technology workers on H-1B visas from replacing American citizens in federal government contracts. The order will ensure that Federal agencies prioritise hiring American workers and not people on an H-1B visa.“We believe jobs must be offered to American workers first,” Donald Trump said in a statement. -The order mandated all federal agencies to carry out an internal audit to assess whether they are in compliance with the requirement of appointing only US citizens and nationals to competitive service. The Department of Labor will also finalise a guidance to prevent H-1B employers from moving H-1B workers to other employer’s job sites to displace American workers. Read more at:https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/donald-trump-bans-h-1b-visa-technology-workers-on-federal-government-contracts/articleshow/77336287.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  3. Yeah. I remember when I first heard the phrase "Moldy oldie" it was in reference to a tune that wasn't even five years old. It was still the late '50's. Possibly '58 or 9. We still have the "oldies" station that was designated such when it started in the '80's. It kind of rankles my kids when they hear tunes they "grooved" on back in their Mtv days gracing the airwaves of an "oldies" station.! I have a niece who STILL has trouble accepting that the "oldies" station was heard playing THIS one day! Oldies, like time, is relevant. Sepiatone
  4. Interesting selection of films. Don't recall seeing LULLABYE OF BROADWAY or THE STUDENT PRINCE, will have to check those out.
  5. I saw about the last 45 minutes of Ice Station Zebra the other day, you are absolutely right. If anyone has been wondering if Ernest Borgnine might do some overacting in this film, why yes he does.
  6. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/510349-democrats-want-biden-to-debate-trump-despite-risks Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks Democratic senators say Joe Biden shouldn’t be afraid to debate President Trump in the fall, countering other party figures floating the idea that he should skip the debates given his polling advantage and not risk giving Trump a lifeline. “We’ve had presidential debates for a long time now, and it’s been a way for a lot of people around the nation to be able to see the candidates in action,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is thought to be on Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates. “I know that Joe Biden will show who he is, a man of both empathy and competence, and I’d like the American people to have a chance to see that,” she added. Opinion pieces in recent days have criticized the tradition of presidential debates, some of them generally questioning their usefulness. But Joe Lockhart, a prominent Democratic strategist and former White House spokesman for the Clinton administration, wrote in a CNN op-ed that “whatever you do, don’t debate Trump” and was more specific and pointed in his advice to the Biden campaign.
  7. 1483, 1485 (which is NOT the Tracy version of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE) and 1490 are the only ones I recognize. 1483 and 1485 are watchable enough but I will never waste my time on 1490 again.
  8. This is not one of the highlights of Dustin Hoffman's career. On the other hand, it's most unfortunate if They Shoot Horses, Don't They? isn't easily available. One of the best films of its time.
  9. 1482 is Follow the Fleet. I remember I guessed this once before but was incorrect. I don't remember if I said I'd seen it or not. I know I've at least seen part of it. I guess I better call it a "No". 1483 might be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which I've seen, but there could be lots of movies with Spencer Tracy in a lab. 1486 is Divorce American Style. Yes. 1487 I almost never try to find one of these movies through imdb, which I consider "cheating", but I was intrigued, having been previously unaware of a collaboration between these two actors. So, I now know the title, but it wasn't a movie I'd ever heard of or seen. 1490 is Monster-in-Law. No. Well ... only one I'm absolutely sure I've seen.
  10. https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/debate-begins-for-whos-first-in-line-for-covid-19-vaccine-08-02-2020 Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine (AP) — Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. “Not everybody’s going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one of the advisory groups the government asked to help decide. “There will be many people who feel that they should have been at the top of the list.” Traditionally, first in line for a scarce vaccine are health workers and the people most vulnerable to the targeted infection. But Collins tossed new ideas into the mix: Consider geography and give priority to people where an outbreak is hitting hardest.
  11. As with the US Postal Service, Consumer Protection Agency and others, this is exactly what Trump, McConnell and the GOPers want. Why be surprised.
  12. Agree. I watched this on a transatlantic flight a few years back.
  13. Understand your point, but absentee voting and mail-in are not the same. In S.C. you can vote mail-in or you can vote absentee by going to county registrar's office during a two(?) week period prior to the election and vote. You use the same type machine and "ballot" as will be used at your regular polling place. However, to vote absentee you have to claim one of about 20+ reasons. Elderly, disabled, out of town day of election and many more. No one asks for verification. Used to do it because I worked in another town, even though it was only a 20 minute drive and got off at 4:00 PM. Some states also have early voting, but guess that is actually different. Also, welcome the "battles."
  14. Lousy drivers is right. It was a young guy driving a giant SUV who was on his cell phone instead of watching the road (and those damn pedestrians who were crossing the road.) Thank God he (and his daddy) were insured. But, I've got to say -- great docs in Anchorage and after ****ing endlessly that "I came all this way and never even saw a moose," on the day before I flew home, I was wheeled out of the hospital, deposited in a car and taken out to SEE MOOSE. Very nice people at Alaska Regional Hospital.
  15. https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/03/atomic-bombings-at-75-john-pilger-another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/ ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target – China. By John Pilger in Sydney, Australia When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, then I walked down to the river where the survivors still lived in shanties. I met a man called Yukio, whose chest was etched with the pattern of the shirt he was wearing when the atomic bomb was dropped. He described a huge flash over the city, “a bluish light, something like an electrical short”, after which wind blew like a tornado and black rain fell. “I was thrown on the ground and noticed only the stalks of my flowers were left. Everything was still and quiet, and when I got up, there were people naked, not saying anything. Some of them had no skin or hair. I was certain I was dead.” Nine years later, I returned to look for him and he was dead from leukemia. “No Radioactivity in Hiroshima Ruin” said a New York Times headline on September 13, 1945, a classic of planted disinformation. “General Farrell,” reported William H. Lawrence, “denied categorically that [the atomic bomb] produced a dangerous, lingering radioactivity.” Only one reporter, Wilfred Burchett, an Australian, had braved the perilous journey to Hiroshima in the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing, in defiance of the Allied occupation authorities, which controlled the “press pack”. “I write this as a warning to the world,” reported Burchett in the London Daily Express of September 5,1945. Sitting in the rubble with his Baby Hermes typewriter, he described hospital wards filled with people with no visible injuries who were dying from what he called “an atomic plague”. For this, his press accreditation was withdrawn, he was pilloried and smeared. His witness to the truth was never forgiven.
  16. Instead of boasting about the effing moron’s ratings being up, you all need to focus on the COVID infections and deaths being up!
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