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  1. I've been looking into CC's in San Antonio for my step daughter. There are 5 and the two I am most interested in seem really nice.
  2. Around 2005 the company I was working for hired McKinsey & Company and they sent in a bunch of young MBAs to evaluate a possible merger. I had to deal with them quite a bit for a few months before I escaped to a new job in Germany. Some of them were bright but others lacked basic common sense. The recommendations they made ruined the U.S. branch of the company. Millions lost and thousands laid off. Basically, McKinsey and top management got legally scammed by slick business people on the other side.
  3. I think a counselor would be fired if they pushed students out of the school to other avenues.
  4. I'm a fan of Mike Rowe. I first saw the WSJ article about Columbia when he posted it. https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe
  5. Quite a few J&J started arriving over the weekend. I hope that PH can get a lot of those because it is much easier to administrate a 1 dose vaccine that does not have the super cold refrigeration requirements.. I hope my wife can get one. I'm waiting for my second jab of AZ or whatever I can get. https://www.rappler.com/nation/us-begins-shipping-covid-19-vaccine-shots-philippines
  6. Yup, count me as one of those! It is a fairly stupid way to give out money when couples earning up to 150k can get the full credit. Even better for me, it is fully refundable. so I can use the $6600 to help pay for our move back to the U.S. next year. I used to have to manage my income so I would owe enough tax to get the old credits. No worries on that now. I'm not eligible for the monthlies because I live overseas, which is fine as I would decline the monthly. I think it is correct that many people don't even understand that the monthlies are an advance, so they will be missing that money at tax time next year.
  7. This senator was head of education in Denver and he says "most" kids in Denver live in poverty. 🤔 I never noticed much poverty in Denver but it has been many years since I spent time in the city. My family lives in the suburbs.
  8. What I don't get is how these wealthy universities can run for profit programs when they are supposed to be non-profit and pay no taxes? They have billions in the endowment funds yet the tuitions for all programs keep sky-rocketing. Scroll down this list to get to the details. https://thebestschools.org/features/richest-universities-endowments-generosity-research/
  9. The OP and I may not fit the profile you mention and that is why your answer was nonsense for this particular thread. I can't speak for the OP but finances are not an issue for me. People with assets can sponsor even if they have no job. I don't need a joint sponsor and my financial situation is secure.
  10. Nonsense. In the OP's case and in my case, we have a family unit that is migrating to the U.S., and proving intent is not that hard. In our case, our families also include U.S. citizen kids, which strengthens our case of intent to reestablish domicile. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/i-864-affidavit-faqs.html#aos22 How can a financial petitioner establish a domicile? A petitioner who is unable to demonstrate that he or she is domiciled in the United States who wishes to qualify as a sponsor must demonstrate that: He or she has either already taken up physical residence in the United States; or He or she has taken concrete steps to establish a domicile in the United States and will do so concurrently with the applicant no later than the date of the intending immigrant’s admission. The sponsor does not have to precede the applicant to the United States but, if he or she does not do so, he or she must arrive in the United States concurrently with the applicant. Evidence that the sponsor has established a domicile in the United States and is either physically residing there or intends to do so before or concurrently with the applicant may include the following: Opening a bank account Transferring funds to the United States Making investments in the United States Seeking employment in the United States Securing a residence in the United States Registering children in U.S. schools Applying for a Social Security number Voting in local, State, or Federal elections
  11. I think you are in good shape. I am doing the same. Where are you headed in Texas? Is your child a USC already? I think that helps a bit. My main letter is titled "Declaration of Intent to Re-establish U.S. Domicile". I may be a bit longwinded and a bit of overkill, but I give a lot of info, starting with the background of why I was living in the Philippines, my family and why we are moving to the U.S. now. Then other paragraphs about some of the other stuff you mentioned. I don't have your problem with the job because I am retired, but if I were you I would include details about your work and how it is portable. For the rent or a place to live, just explain things as they are, when making your document. On a few things, I noted that updated information can be provided at the time of interview. Right now, I don't know where we will live, and there are many USC in our shoes who do not know exactly where they will live.
  12. Chuckle of the day Stolen from another Group, but applicable to almost every Group. It’s just for a laugh Q: How many group members does it take to change a light bulb ? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jerks. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is 'lamp'. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct. 49 to post memes and gifs (several are of Michael Jackson eating popcorn with the words added, “I’m just here for the comments.”) 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 24 to discuss the merits of LED/swirly fluorescent light bulbs 44 to claim LED and fluorescent bulbs will kill you. 12 to post F. 8 to ask what F means. 7 to post 'Following' but there's 3 dots at the top right that means you don't have to. 3 to say "can't share" 2 to reply "can't share from a closed group" 36 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use their own light bulbs. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "f÷×$" 4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?". 13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs". 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb. This usually takes place within the first three comments. 50 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.
  13. Gov Abbot in TX is on record saying that a majority of the people moving to TX are NOT liberals. I'm not sure if it is true.
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