Links for March 28, 2011: Barter as Terrorism; The Visa Lottery

March 27, 2011
  • I hope you like inflation because, for the time being, there is nothing anyone can do about it. Bring on the appeals!

  • Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country.

    Wow. Private currency is a form of terrorism. I didn’t know that. You learn something new every day, I suppose. Hey don’t look now, but there’s been an active terrorist cell in Ithaca, New York, for the past 20 years.

  • Only 65,000 work or H1B visas are issued each year and in the past there have been as many as 145,000 applications so even after a worker has passed the employment tests and been hired, the visas are only issued after a lottery. “You have about a one in three chance of getting one,” she says. For a company that has spent considerable time and money recruiting, interviewing and hiring a worker and filling out all the forms and paying the fees, that means it all could come down to the luck of the draw.

  • Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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