The minimum wage around here nets you $1492 a month before tax
That's assuming you have a full-time job, which isn't always the case. Some people have to scratch up two or three part-time minimum wage jobs.
The US governement can't even get off their ass to build a 30ft high fence along our southern border even though they got congressional approval and have millions of people wanting it
Who wants it?
- Do the politicians really want it? Or would they rather have an imminent threat of "illegals" to whip everyone else into a frenzy with?
- Do the rich want it? Or would they prefer to hire cheap labor?
- Do businesses want it? Or would they prefer to hire cheap labor and sell to them?
- Do most citizens want it? Or do they not really care?
If fell into a black hole
Rule 34, remember?
especially when once customers discover the ease of buying books online, they might stop being customers.
People will buy and use a Kindle anyway. Why not get a cut?
You're conflating skills training with education.
They both teach you how to get the most out of a set of tools, but formal education concentrates on the tool that is your brain -- how to think, how to organize information, how to accommodate new ideas and facts. How to use your brain.
JIT training is commonly known as on-the-job-training, and is not a new idea. But it works best when the student is already educated.
The U.S. has been scoring poorly relative to other countries for decades now, and continues to be the world leader in innovation and productivity
Imagine what we, as a nation, could achieve if we were well educated.
The video was over a minute, watching two images flip back and forth every couple of seconds with cheesy music in the background.
No voice over, no explanation, no real utility to the video. Showing the two static snapshots in a super-imposable way would have been a cooler use of technology.
thousands of years of evolution have taught us not to bury dead people in the garden.
I don't think evolution had anything to do with that, and there's nothing intrinsically wrong with burying people in the garden. Europeans used to surround their churches with graves, with few ill effects to the people attending the church.
We bury or cremate our dead for sanitary reasons, but I think we confine our corpses to cemeteries for cultural reasons.