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Old 02-07-2006, 10:21 PM   #21
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Howard -

I don't believe what I was saying is a good sign. In fact....

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Re: $423,000,000,000.00
Old 02-07-2006, 10:32 PM   #22
 
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just testing till I get the hang of this thing :

(sorry about that howard but i picked on you to make my first post.)
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:35 PM   #23
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Howard,

I think that your original point that the US economy may be headed for trouble may very well be true but if anything immigrants in the high tech industry, etc. greatly strengthens the economy.* I think the fact that they continue to come here says something positive about the US and I don't buy the argument that it is bad that we continue to import intellectual capital.* That is a good thing.* Just ask the countries that are losing their "best and brightest."* * *

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mb, any Researcher of note is transferred to the Head Office, look at the number of high tech industries started by recent Asian immigrants, the US is a country of immigrants, intellectual imports who left their homelands to make their fortunes in America.
MB, happy to have immigrants help support my standard of living and father of two asian/caucasian kids that think that I'm cheaper than any of their asian friend's parents.

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mb, I totally agree, I was responding to the post that said Intellecual property was the US's biggest Export, when the reverse is true, it is your biggest Import.

In Canada it is called the Brain Drain, the fact that many of our brightest and most educated sought their future in the US.

This Intellectual Import grows, Smart people generally have Smart kids, so the gift keeps giving, but Immigration needs to be skewed to that type of Immigrant, balanced with those fleeing for other reasons.

North America has gained greatly at the expense of other Nations by providing a Field of Dreams that has attracted the best talent from elsewhere.

This must continue if we are to compete, but increasingly people are staying in their home countries because the opportunties are available there.

China will soon have more millionaires than the population of Canada , and India has the fastest growing Middle Class in the world.

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howard .. I see you've been busy of late. Thanks for the tip you gave us. This site seems very lively.

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Old 02-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #26
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I'll be making a personal contribution in the amount of over $2100 to lower the above number on April 15th.

I hope that others of you follow my lead and do your part also in this noble, patriotic* effort.
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