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  •  One's personal experience (4+ / 0-)

    isn't very useful in arguing about trends.  I would find it hard to reconcile your stance in "fighting for the work" vs. "just find someone who does it better and I will leave."

    Your situation probably isn't causing a great deal of harm to anyone, unless you're part of a larger corporate effort to undermine the local workforce.

    However, the same laws that would allow you to work at any job you liked in a foreign country would also allow large companies to ship in platoons of foreign labor (which they have done), claiming that "the skills don't exist here", (which is a lie), and then lambasting anyone who objects as a populist.

    This is a trap we'd better not fall into.

    •  I did not mean it as a be all and end all (1+ / 0-)
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      theran

      the argument is in the body of the diary not my short reply.

      I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.~Terry Pratchett

      by LaFeminista on Sat Feb 28, 2009 at 08:39:33 AM PST

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      •  I don't understand the point of your comment then (1+ / 0-)
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        if it's not meant to be a comment that uses your own personal experience to prove your wider point, then how is it relevant?

        •  Do you understand English? (0+ / 0-)

          "be all and end all" mean anything to you?

          Its a part not the whole.

          Sheesh.

          I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.~Terry Pratchett

          by LaFeminista on Sat Feb 28, 2009 at 09:18:41 AM PST

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          •  No need to be insulting (1+ / 0-)
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            Do you understand how to write for comprehension?

            I fully understand "be all and end all".  Do you understand that people expect that when you reply to a comment, it's meant to add to the discussion?  To further your point, or to argue against another point?

            Do you commonly just blabber out words with no intention that they mean anything at all in the discussion?  

            I recommend against that if you'd like people to understand what you're saying.  I'd also recommend against insulting people who are simply trying to join in a conversation you started in a public place.

            Its a part not the whole.

            I asked how this part of your argument was meant to support your argument, and your answer was..."Well it's not my whole argument!"

            Nonsense.

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