Thats fairly common with IT install projects. Between mission creep and idle time (usually caused by mission creep and work outage disputes) its surprising anything gets done on these contracts. Install projects take a special kind of insanity to manage.
I'm not sure about Australia, but in the US schools also spend tons on electronics, but can't afford textbooks
Have you tried http://www.ck12.org/student/ CK-12? Or even The Khan Academy...there are tons of professional quality resources out there.
And those '47%-ers'? The vast majority of them are in one of two categories: a) enlisted in the military, or b) retired
Sorry to burst your bubble but, the enlisted ranks must pay federal tax on their earnings. At their (below E-4) pay rate they most certainly fall into poverty level and most get everything back after filing their return. You should see what a Private makes, minimum wage would be nice.
Put both Clinton and Shatner on the ship and see who can score the most green chicks / moon maidens / Venusian Princesses. We might not be able to conquer the aliens through force but, we can out breed them with the above tag team. Of course wars then might be fought over who has the best hair.
now, now, no need to be rude! Or were you just channeling Kevin Cline from "A Fish Called Wanda"?
It's deja vu all over again. In the other period of American history where corporate money had much undue influence, labor unions arose. The businesses hired thugs to terrorize and even execute labor union leaders.
And now its the labor union thugs doing terrorizing...for the people of course.
Hermit crabs will live in anything they can get their ass into and fully hide under. I've seen them "wear" bottle tops and in one case a plastic cup.
I don't know about anywhere else but, the hermit crabs out here aren't hurting for shells. The problem should be even worse as they are in competition with young coconut crabs too.
My town paper http://www.statesman.com/business/survey-texas-companies-with-broadband-internet-outperform-those-1686241.html was nice enough to give them some coverage. See if you can spot the errors.
Dude, thats Riverside...mostly college kids who haven't the common sense gave a summer squash. Add to that the congestion at the IH-35 intersection as well as the Montopolis BS (ACC Riverside campus close to the AMD fab) and you have a major traffic problem. The city of Austin would be better served if they restricted downtown traffic to only bike, mass transit, & delivery so all the college kids could leave their cars at home. City council might actually do that if they get the light rail stuff approved. Austin street planning was never plotted for the growth its experiencing, ask some of the old residents they can tell you the city council was activly resisting growth for a long while.
And that goes the same for many of the news media outlets the bloggers get their info-rage from. Take a look at a NYT article from today and compare it to something 60 years ago...then compare it to the average blogger vent. Its the same for many newspapers as the editing team is handpicked by the owning group. The Austin American Statesman suffers from this as well as an inability to report without prejudice. The news is polarized these days and you have to really pick through it to get to the truth...its almost not worth the effort.
That, for some reason, keeps posting stories about Australia. Riiiight.
What, why shouldn't an American site post Australian topics...Australia is a great place and has good beer. Risk factor aside, gaining Australia is important in the quest for world domination as they have the only supply of Koalas which are crucial to the hearts & minds portion of the COIN strategy.
Could this be the furry - ultimate plan?
Wasn't this the plot COBRA used to create their base island in the gulf? Do we need to worry about Blackwater/Xe becoming more powerful?