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Old 12-20-2011, 01:33 AM
 
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Maybe they should make H visas harder to get, like the O ones.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Aha, I finally read the actual article. For wanna-be entrepreneurs, not people looking for jobs. That makes sense. I couldn't see how it would help ordinary workers.

Still, someone founding a startup is eventually going to need a real visa. I don't know how that is going to work.

Apparently you and I are the only people who've actually read the article
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, how do you make a torpedo?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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"Entrepreneur" sounds like codespeak for "underpaid tech workers from Chennai" to me.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Anyone who is a serious investor / entrepreneur, and has real seed money, would have no trouble getting a biz visa, unless they have a criminal record, are a hostile operative, or are on a list of embargoed individuals.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Just out of curiosity, how do you make a torpedo?
Enter training program at Subway, Togo's, or Quizno's.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Anyone who is a serious investor / entrepreneur, and has real seed money, would have no trouble getting a biz visa, unless they have a criminal record, are a hostile operative, or are on a list of embargoed individuals.
Dos vedanya, who wants to buy a box of rocket launchers and bootleg vodka?
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Anyone who is a serious investor / entrepreneur, and has real seed money, would have no trouble getting a biz visa, unless they have a criminal record, are a hostile operative, or are on a list of embargoed individuals.
The problem though is working on your idea enough to make a prototype product and then pitch for seed money. I don't believe there is a visa that allows you to work on your own stuff as all work visas in the US are associated with employment.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Anyone who is a serious investor / entrepreneur, and has real seed money, would have no trouble getting a biz visa, unless they have a criminal record, are a hostile operative, or are on a list of embargoed individuals.
Those guys can come here on short-term visas to conduct business, but you can't just up and move to the US permanently. If you want to LIVE here, the process of getting a residency permit is quite lengthy.

What that boat guy is suggesting is having these people living and working in international waters so that they could pop in to visit clients, suppliers, etc with just a ferry ride rather than a 12 or 18-hour plane trip from Asia or Europe.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I admire the ingenuity. I'm just not sure that being stationed off the California coast is a good thing. Also, how far out are international waters? I'm thinking that's going to be one LONG ferry ride.

Anyway, the last cruise I took was from SoCal to Mexico on one of those big cruise ships, but those where the choppiest waters I'd ever been in on a huge ship like that. My other cruises was a great cruise in NE Asia and the other from Miami to the Bahamas. I expected the same for my SoCal to Mexico cruise: a fun cruise in calm waters. Heading south down the coast of Mexico the water was fine. Coming back a few days later the water was choppy and the trip back was horrible.

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Living in choppy waters would be just awful.

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What that boat guy is suggesting is having these people living and working in international waters so that they could pop in to visit clients, suppliers, etc with just a ferry ride rather than a 12 or 18-hour plane trip from Asia or Europe.
Exactly. I used to live in Asia and flying back and for is not like hopping the red eye from NYC.
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