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These events not only made an impression, they are among my most dramatic, and hence vivid, memories from that age. Whoever thinks little kids don't get oppression doesn't have a fucking clue.
You're right, and not just in the business world but also in pure (university) research. My flatmate is doing biology/genetics research, I do social science, and our advanced IT degrees are hugely helpful in both of these fields as well.
In my experience and opinion, a B.A. or more in IT is now a good start for any knowledge worker career.
We're still in a market economy, except the market is now the planet. Consequently, the value of skills in transferable jobs has been falling for at least a decade. Don't blame the government for your failure to adapt.
Instead, recognize the trend and invest your self-improvement time in areas that are growing in value. I recommend customization, education and/or cost-benefit analysis in any complex field with long-term growth prospects.
Get up to the security checkpoint at an airport, ticket in hand. When you're next in line to go through the various scanners, give a wave to the friendly TSA employee, put your shoes back on, grab your stuff, turn around, and leave. Explain that you decided you did not want to be searched today. You'll be free to leave, right?
For best results, look vaguely Arab. You will never fly again in the US, or out of the US for that matter.
The additional weight in the wheels makes the suspension less effective and means that the effect of going over a bump will be a lot harsher.
Yeah, I go over bumps all the time. They're on every street, particularly on highways, and in the city especially, it would be impossible to drive without strong suspension!
Where's my sarcasm tag?
Investigations are ongoing.
These are just stereotypes of course, I don't know whether there is hard data on this. Would be interesting, though. I am continually amazed at how much sex average-looking people are getting out of being part of certain scenes.