From the article:
Before we go any further, however, let me establish my bona fides on huge student loans. I am familiar with the problem. Intimately familiar. Almost-six-figures-worth-of-student-loan-debt-on-a-$40,000-a-year-salary familiar. Which is to say, I lived in a subterranean 435-square-foot apartment for years, eating ramen and Cheez Doodles and heartily regretting my decisions regarding education loans. Oh, and I was 30, not 22. This is what happens if you get an MBA expecting to use it to do something lucrative, such as management consulting, and instead use it to do something fun, such as journalism. I am now happily debt-free, but every check written to clear those loans is seared — seared! — into my memory.
At this point, someone in the audience is mentally complaining that I don’t understand the impact student loans have on family formation … buying a house … saving for retirement. But au contraire: I understand all too well; I refer you to paragraph four. However. Some perspective is useful:
This graphic comes from a 2012 Federal Reserve report. While you may have heard the horrifying statistics about how the average borrower has almost $30,000 in student loan debt, the median borrower has more like $12,000. That number gets dragged upward by a small number of students with huge loans — many of them professional school graduates like me. The overwhelming majority of borrowers have less than $25,000 in debt, which is to say something more like a car loan than a mortgage. Yet we do not argue that we need to reduce the cost of car loans lest the Toyota Camry should keep yet another generation of Americans from the precious boon of homeownership.
Based scholar forgot to mention mai favourite explorer, Carthage’s Hanno The Navigator, who probably was the first person to sail to the African tropics. Ever. And settle Phoenician cities along the west African coast. Many of which we only know by name. Many of these cities have disappeared over time.
Zheng He’s treasure ships were also probably Quite A Bit smaller than these models suggest. You don’t get wooden ships much longer than 60m since you start running into structural issues—mostly due to the inherent flexibility of the design. The hull gets compromised when the planks twist and turn in water. Europe did build wooden sailboats the size of treasure ships in the 1800s only to realize they’re pretty terrible compared to steamships of the same size. Small, slimmer boats like European ones are much better suited for heavy seas. Some think the treasure ships didn’t even leave the Yangtze.
If those sails are also to scale then the ship is also real slow and has a real suboptimal arrangement of masts. Later European vessels are practically all sails above the water and have them all on the center, for very good reasons.
But hey, an inward-looking land empire would be the ones to secretly have superboats that defy engineering sense right
what have you done you sister fucker
OH GOD I KNEW I SHOULDNT HAVE EJACULATED ALL OVER THE MONITOR AS MUCH AS I DID
"Human nature?" *scoffing* "what a pedestrian critique. Everyone who’s actually read Marxist theory knows Comrade Lysenko disproved human nature 90 years ago.”
a collection 2.0
real gamergate theme from Psycosis to listen alongside to my real gamer gate theme
Anon needs a medic
talesof4chan.tumblr.comHow I imaginetitovka-and-skelebergmutzenat the hospital
How did they find my story
whatever happened to the gnon meme of the early summer
This is STUPIDCEPTION.
the rest of the blog is not too shabby, not too shabby at all
This panel was way too exploitable.
brb gonna send myself an anon message saying “why do you hate turks?” and gonna reply with a picture of christian children being taken away from their parents to be trained as janissaries.
"white people steal all the time"
turks fucking stole constantinople
What do Turkish people even do except convert Churches into Mosques lol. PwI (people without Islam) fucking built those Churches you have no right to appropriate them