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After you get all hoity-toity, let me point out that you said "people earning only 60% of the area's average income" when I hope it is now obvious that the average income and the median income may be two vastly different things. Nobody said you could make that leap in logic. Some people understand what you say. Do you?
To refer to the original comment which spurred this romp, the median is NOT the average, and the terms should not be intermixed. I would suggest the average (mean) income is far below the median. Mode even less than that. The rich folks skew the numbers. Dice them any creative way you want. Long and short of it: Service workers will live downvalley. It's a rich town.
If $40K is 60% of the median family income, then the absolute highest reported income comes in at around $133K. We have public tyrants making more than that. You need a refresher course. I couldn't stay away. Some people might buy that crap. Soon we will see a hasty yet voluminous justification. The last one standing wins. Why I steer clear of this mostly, but I've got to call a BSer out. I'm sure you've forgotten more than I know -- so where does that leave you now?
I can't say I didn't get myself into this...
In order for statistics to be of value, one must understand them.
Median is the midpoint in a distribution -- exactly halfway between the lowest and highest samples -- NOT the average, which is the Mean -- nor the Mode, or number of most frequent occurrence.
For purposes of this discussion -- incomes in Routt County -- the median figure is meaningless. Mean and Mode would be far more informative.
Assume 4, 4, 8, 8, 8, and 200. Mean(average): 38.66. Median: 102 Mode: 8
Let the Googling begin.
Hey, let's add Attempted Suicide to the list!! Put this guy away. He has obviously lost all value as a human. That's one more we don't have to worry about.
Eric -- It's not just local -- it's national. Identify the problems. Warehouse them, now. Get 'em out of sight. One less problem. There's too many folks, and not enough jails. The government can't handle the volume. They want to privatize "corrections." Bigger and more warehouses. At our expense.
If they're the wrong color, just shoot 'em.
Somebody tell me this isn't a "Police State."
I didn't have much use for lifers. Anybody with any brains got out as soon as they could, to pursue life on the outside. Those less blessed stayed in for the security, the "bennies," and the fact that they would get promoted when the time came, their competence at their job notwithstanding -- NOT any sense of devotion or duty. So it's better career-wise to know the regs and talk the company line, than to actually know your job. The stupidest of all end up running the show. Making "military intelligence" an oxymoron. I'd say we're in trouble, if I thought it was better anywhere else.
Popular saying among Vietnam brass: "Don't knock it. It's the only war we've got."
Don't get the guy any help. Add to his problems. Nice.
Count me among the Veterans for Peace, Eric. I'm Vietnam-era, but they wouldn't let me go kill Commies, wanted me punching keys instead. I was ready: Back then I was gung-ho. It was only after I witnessed the perpetual string of wars that I realized the truth: Manifest Destiny now applies to the whole Earth, we continue to be the puppets of the British, and we won't stop until every working person on the planet drinks Coca-Cola, eats at McDonald's, and pays their taxes to the Federal Reserve. And we'll pave that road with American dollars and lives.
No wonder everybody just wants us to get outta there.
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