Is it really appropriate to use average wages, instead of median wages? The average wage doesn't change if everyone takes a huge pay cut while a CEO ends up giving himself a 1000-percent raise.
Java is an OK language, but it's kind of bureaucratic and boring. I can't think of a better way to suck all the magic out of a fantasy game than to have the spells written in Java---except maybe having the kids produce an ER diagram and a set of tables in Boyce-Codd normal form.
At the very least, they could do without the pointless punctuation. Does a spell really have to have semicolons and empty parentheses to denote that the spell is imperative?
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Billy doesn't have the choice between (a) saving up or (b) financing the whole dang thing with loans.
Most of us will (c) take out loans to pay for part of college, and cover the rest by working before and throughout college, including summer internships; by choosing an affordable school, rather than one that costs over 20K/year; by making choices like not living in a dorm for all four years; and by not paying for graduate school out of your own pocket (it is rarely economical to do so.) I did these things, and ultimately got as far as a Ph.D. with a total loan burden on the order of 20K.
As I said, it seems like a cultural problem: people don't seem to understand that they can and must do these things if they are broke. Instead they think their only choice is a massive loan sufficient to finance an entire four-year degree.
Maybe it's because you're borrowing over 80,000 dollars for a college education.
5 minutes with a spreadsheet would tell you how much and for how long you have just screwed yourself, and by borrowing that kind of money you prove that you can't or won't spend even that much effort to think before borrowing.
I think part of the problem is cultural: I was broke back when I went to college, and I needed loans; but I also knew that you should never borrow anywhere near enough to pay your whole tuition bill. That's far too much money to borrow even if you aren't dead broke. Poverty forces you into indebtedness, but it also makes you paranoid about accumulated debt, and you understand that something that costs tens of thousands of dollars will require you to eat Ramen, work multiple jobs, and make affordable choices even if someone will extend you credit.
But now I hear horror stories about students who borrow enough money to buy a house in much of the USA, and use that to pay for an entire four-year degree plus graduate school. It's like the kids don't understand that they're poor; they get a credit line and stop acting like people who have to work for a living.
True, but let's not conflate "what conservatives don't like" with "what was prevented." Conservatives don't like the destruction of embryos, period.
The federally funded variety was just the one type that the Bush administration had the political will to stop.
On top of that, conservatives tend to be wary of other acts that don't involve the destruction of an embryo, but are conceptually close. For example, conservatives often oppose emergency contraception, some even regular contraception. I would not be surprised if many conservatives were opposed to research on existing embryonic stem cell lines.