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I'm guessing the reason he doesn't take money from the fossil fuel industry is because he just can't be bothered with such trifling sums. The average salary in the US is more like $350k or $400k, IIRC. 120k is for total losers.
I can only presume your talking about research grants combined with salary, despite saying "The average salary" because otherwise you are simply flat wrong. The average salary for (full) professors in the US is $98,974.
> Ironically, it was a government of a country which is known for its anti-freedom reputation that revealed the list of Microsoft's patents
The United States?
Should we teach everyone basic first aid and CPR, fundamentals of mechanics, and the basics of how to sew, cook, etc.? Yes, yes we should.
I don't think the "Teach Everyone to Code" movement is about making everyone professional programmers; it's about ensuring that everyone gets exposed the basics of how programming works, just like they get exposed to the basics of a great many other things in their schooling.
> Or when we see that dipshit on Parliament Hill in Ottawa who killed the cenotaph guard and was killed in the parliament buildings. In his mind he was a terrorist maybe, but Canadians could see him as a radicalized idiot not a terrorist. Panic averted.
That tyrant Harper used that as an excuse to pass new anti-terrorism laws, though, making Canada just a little bit more awful, just the way he likes it.
Yeah, each American life is worth more than 20 Iraqi lives. Who cares about the 100,000+ Iraqis that died in the war and occupation. American soldiers are the only lives that matter.