IBM Fired Me Because I’m Not a Millennial, Says Axed Cloud Sales Star

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  1. Kinestron

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    By insults you mean having to back up your statements when someone calls you out for your own absolutes, yeah ok. I'll post the below anyways but I don't expect you to believe them anymore than I believe your sources.

    https://www.breitbart.com/californi...-a-millennial-workers-stuck-in-low-wage-jobs/

    http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc1504/article_1339.shtml

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/01/immigration-statistics-mariel-boatlift-low-skill-wages/

    https://www.heritage.org/immigration/report/the-fiscal-cost-low-skill-immigrants-the-us-taxpayer

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/...s/what-does-immigration-actually-cost-us.html This one is pro-immigration in that nations stagnant if they were to completely cut off immigration and it is vital to the economy but at the same time admits "In summary, the immigration surplus stems from the increase in the return to capital that results from the increased supply of labor and the subsequent fall in wages." Overall, the study found more benefit to immigration but there is an important distinction from what I was discussing above that I'm sure you will assume wrongly. There is a world of difference between illegal immigration and immigrants that go through the process of becoming a citizen legally. The article states "the infusion of human capital by high-skilled immigrants has boosted the nation’s capacity for innovation, entrepreneurship, and technological change" and that is something I can agree with but that is not what is being discussed.

    And as of yet, as far as I'm concerned, you have yet to truly add to the discussion. I even gave you a small benefit of the doubt and tried asking why do you think that is. Do you add or respond to any of them? Nope, just pretend you were attacked and played victim.
     
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  2. Biznatch

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    Kinestron

    Stopped reading at 'breitbart'.... I prefer to get facts from non-ultra-rightwing-biased/conspiracy-theorist news sources. Couldn't find anything from infowars to link to? And no I don't watch CNN/MSNBC etc, not that they are even in the same league as BB/IW as 'fake news' is concerned, but still not a source I choose to use.



    Maybe we need the fairness doctrine back to pull people out of their echo chambers, thinking they are being fed 'news' and 'facts' by 'journalists' from a company owned by the .001%. That sinclair group spraying forced news segments in the face holes of 60% of the country, regardless of the content, should scare the absolute shit out of you. No one should have that kind of control over the 'news' shown to people, and the effects are only going to get worse as they consolidate more and more.
     
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  3. dreamwriter

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    There you gp again.

    Did you read the articles I posted? Forbes is business oriented, and the National Academy of Sciences is highjly reputable. Neither can be tarred with the label pro-immigrant.

    I notice that you didn;t start your post with any refutation of facts, but just pontification and insult. Insults are not an argument, but you keep employing them, Describing an article as pro immigration is a facile way of not even discussing the facts. If you are so objective and fact oriented as you claim, than actually refute the points made with facts, but you assiduously avoid doing so.

    Breitbart is a highly political, tendentious website, and full of xenophobia and bias, which in this context is misdirection away from the structural reasons for stagnant wages.

    I don't think you have added anything to this discussion, except to fulminate, and make high handed comments.
     
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  4. Nobu

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    It's not a great system, though I wouldn't call it a terrible one either. Regardless, (1) most working individuals pay taxes toward medicare and social security. (2) Most people are not enrolled in medicare. (3) Even if you are enrolled, you may still have to pay a portion of medical costs. (4) It is still a large portion of the budget despite the preceding points.

    Now, say you make everyone enroll in this universal healthcare system. Now the above becomes: (1) same, (2) (most?) everyone is enrolled, (3) you still pay some (or none?).

    How does (4) become a non-issue now, with a larger portion of the population using and the same number of people paying into it? Taxes go up, or debt increases.

    Of course, I haven't taken into account insurance companies. Where are they in this picture? Gone, or alternative/supplementary? Are doctors/nurses civil workers or contractors? Anything else I should consider that I'm forgetting?
     
  5. Nobu

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    Didn't say anything about more taxes than anyone else, just said higher taxes or debt than current. And military pays into their own healthcare system (in addition to ss/medicare), you can't lump it into the rest. Edit: I mean, yeah, reducing the military budget would help to bring us back toward the black, but that is a separate issue from the one we're discussing now.
     
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  6. Kinestron

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    I stopped reading at echo chamber. Another person claims to be enlightened and the only one that can see outside the bubble while immediately assuming the other person has only one viewpoint. Lying through omission. So original.
     
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  7. dreamwriter

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    A previous poster in his non response to articles from Forbes, The New York Times, the Washington Post with reference to the National Academy of Sciences, held up Breutbart as a news source. Here are ten outrageous headlines from this "News Source" that bring into question what kind of source it is.

    https://money.cnn.com/2016/11/14/media/breitbart-incendiary-headlines/index.html

    Each of the headlines can be plugged into any search engine, and it will lead right to Breitbart. This doesn't include thoroughly innacurate stories they wer forced tp retract.
     
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    I'm not claiming to be 'enlightened'..... Articles were posted as 'facts' about immigration from known alt-alt-alt-right sources (to say it nicely).... If people are using shit sites like that for information it's because it spews 'facts' that they want to hear/agree with, which is the fucking definition of echo chamber...... I would call out the same people posting links to known alt-left bullshit sites too because this crap is harming our democracy more than pretty much anything else going on right now.
     
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    Well yes, if we don't unfuck the system as part of the process, taxes or deficit would indeed go up. But that's part because of our fucked up system, and just having national healthcare would barely be a better bandaid fix than the ACA was. Good luck unfucking it though as that would hurt the bottom line for insurance/pharma industries, who are conveniently some of the biggest lobbiests in the industry. No politician is going to bite the hand that feeds.
     
  10. Kinestron

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    But you didn't call out any alt-left people. You saw breitbart and went ape shit. And just for the fact you are using the terms alt-right and alt-left doesn't help anything you may have to say. Overall, you are doing the same thing by simply saying "I'm right, you are wrong. Deal with it." Yeah, I got a lot out of that message.
     
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    Uh I think you're confusing left/right-leaning with alt-right/left. Alt-right sums up breitbart just fine, and is painfully obvious. I could have used much worse and still been 100% accurate. And no one has posted anything representing the 'extreme'-left (is that better?) that is even close to the level of BB..... When that happens, their 'facts' will be ignored just the same.

    But if that's your definition of ape-shit, you must be new to the interwebs and discussions online.
     
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  12. Kinestron

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    Sorry, I meant arrogance, as you are so fond of continuing to display.
     
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  13. talk2troy

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    Gee how open minded
    You guys are fucking hilarious...
     
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  14. GoldenTiger

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    Exactly, CNN and MSNBC are far worse!
     
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  15. Biznatch

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    CNN/MSNBC is worse than breitbart and Infowars? You're either a troll or worse..... Most republicans I know acknowledge those sites for the ractist/nationalist bullshit trash they are and don't want to be associated with their readers since they make the party look bad, in the same way the crazy extreme left makes 'liberals' look bad.
     
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  16. Biznatch

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    *Lack of stupidity/mental issues

    ftfy
     
  17. Lenard

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    He did not insult you.
    He made true statements.

    That is all.
     
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  18. Lenard

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    "Racist"

    Just because you say it. It does not make it true. Everyone at Breitbart is a better person than you. Every Single Person.
     
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    What?

    What does it sound like "all I have to do"?

    Is there a reason you don't like completing a sentence?

    Why do I have to keep asking you what the fuck it is that you are trying to communicate?
     
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    Someone in the US feels oppressed?

    While I don't doubt that this is true, I do doubt the nature of what it is that they feel is oppressing them?

    Unless it's something like familial oppression, or a megalomaniac type boss, no one in this country is being oppressed. But there are a whole lot of people that think that what they are experiencing is oppression, no doubt.
     
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    I'm pro-immagrant. I don't have a thing against legal immigration into the United States of America.

    Illegal immigration I have a problem with.
    There, I said it, i-l-l-e-g-a-l




    I couldn't help it, really :sneaky:

    P.S. I was born in Germany back when it was called West Germany, my wife is a naturalized US Citizen originally from South Korea, the Republic of.

    She took the test and everything.

    Look, my wife isn't a 100% converted American, she's still got too much Korea in her. It's like that little bitty ding in your car that you just can't get rid of, it'll always be there. But she's enough of an American to get behind what it's all about and it's really mostly pretty simple.

    It mostly boils down to;
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

    So I guess I am asking you, did you mean pro-immagrant, or did you mean pro-illegal-alien?
     
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    You have to question the character of someone when the first thing they do AS they get here is break the law.
     
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  24. talk2troy

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    Read my statement w/ the in-line quotes...

    IBM Fired Me Because I’m Not a Millennial, Says Axed Cloud Sales Star | Page 3 | [H]ard|Forum

    Here - I'll help you...

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    You said - all you have to do is 40 hours & you don't have to work hard.

    No one is looking to stab you in the back & you have no competition.

    Sounds like you have a sweet situation that you can ride into the grave.

    All you have to do is go sit in the corner, read a book & collect a check.

    IDK why that was so hard to figure out, but I hope that clears things up.
     
  25. Lenard

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    Note: Breitbart is right wing, that doesn't mean they are not reporting accurately. It often just means what they are reporting on supports right wing narrative. Similarly Left Wing media reports what supports their narrative. Provide concrete examples of reporting untruths and I will stop reading a media outlet. Tell me they are biased and all I think is "So?"

    Also Hillary Clinton eats the children raped to death by Podesta at Spirit Cooking Sleepovers.......at Pizza Hut.
     
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    o_O :D :eek: :rolleyes: ;) :mad: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I'll fix this for you.

    Perhaps it only sounded insulting to me, and you didn't mean it that way. That was why I was "circuitous" and said "I'm not sure what you mean", because I wanted to make sure that you weren't intentionally insulting me before I ate your face off. Going off half-cocked so to speak.

    But instead of replying clearly and remedying the situation you chose to drag it out with more vague uncertain language.
     
  29. Biznatch

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    LOL got it. Too bad better is subjective, so I'm not concerned if that's how you feel.


    Sorry I can't. When the 'biased' CNN/MSNBC outlets (Are you still saying "so?" when it's biased to the left?...) makes a false claim, they end up doing a redaction, which ads fuel to the "OMG FAKE NOOS!!!!" people. When BB does the same shit, the article gets removed. Then all it's followers just parade around "show me those false articles, see it's the real news".....
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/breitbart/

    Compare that to the 'fake news' charts above. Extreme is a little more than just 'biased'....
     
  30. Nobu

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    Everyone is left-biased in politics and news. Just, some are less left than others. :/
     
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  31. Biznatch

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    Because that is what used to be the center..... The entire spectrum has been moving right for decades. As much as conservatives like to idolize Reagan, if we had his exact clone running for office now they would absolutely hate him and his policies.
     
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    There was a lot to like about Reagan. There was also a lot to dislike about him. I won't get into that here.
     
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    There it is. Attack the person not the issue. As predicted so I guess this means you are done arguing as you have judged me unworthy according to the right-wing handbook on liberal stages of discussion.
     
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    It's what they do - don't bother wasting your time when they resort to personal attacks.
    It is nice to see that at least not everyone in this world is a complete t̶o̶o̶l̶ socialist.

    Why do you think Lenin called them useful idiots? ;)
     
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    Not everyone in the world is a total socialist or communist, just fyi, and neither is every news outlet in the world.
     
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    No
     
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    I see you did not cite an actual error in Breitbart reporting. You just complained that their take is too conservative. As I said before, I only write off media outlets when they false report. Cite a False Report by Breitbart and I might think about dropping it as a source for information.
     
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    Age is a protected class. If he can prove even half reasonably that he was fired because of his age he will win this suit.
     
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    They rejected Mike Castle as the Republican candidate in Delaware, or they could have a Republican Senator from Delaware since 2010 (well, Jan 2011). Instead they went with Christine O'Donnell and she only got 40% of the vote.

    Then they didn't learn their lesson and booted Dick Lugar from Indiana in 2012, probably policies like Reagan. The nominee was a weirdo named Richard Mourdock and he lost. Also they scuttled North Dakota, Missouri and later Alabama.