>> Friday, March 14, 2008
Given recent events in our State Capital, with our
Upstanding unrespectable, Famous Infamous, Honest Duplicitous, Moral scandalous, Governor Resigned-Governor, Eliot Spitzer.
Obviously this is the focal point of many newspapers, on-line forums, magazines and such, across the nation.
I still can't fathom that! I've already been hearing all sorts of jokes, puns, one-liners and youtube video parodies on this.
The Post Standard did an article:
How would You spend $80,000?
According to this article $80,000 would get you:
Flu vaccinations, at $30 per pop, for 2,666 Central New York adults.
- Amanda Nestor, Onondaga County Health Department
~A bachelor's degree from the State University of New York. Expenses, including tuition, room and board and books, is estimated at $17,630 for the 2007-2008 academic year.
~A year's worth of child care for eight infants at a child center in Onondaga County. Average price per child is $9,724.
- Child Care Solutions
~Two season tickets for SU football in the preferred D level (sidelines) for 129 years. Two tickets to the 2008 season cost $620.
- Syracuse University
~Porsche 911 sports car with a sticker price of $73,500.
~Feed 83 children in Darfur every day for 10 years. Based on a cost of $8 per child per month; $96 for a year; $960 for 10 years.
~23,809.52 gallons of gas at the AAA average Syracuse price of $3.36 per gallon. In a car that gets 25 miles per gallon, you could drive from Boston to San Francisco 221 times.
- AAA, Google maps
What would I spend $80,000 on???
Mmmmmmm, I'd have to say -
a top-of-the-line quality camera (Canon) and a photography class to learn how to use it.)
A new decent quality Mountain Bike (Aluminum frame)
I'd use the rest of it as a down-payment on a nice house.
What would *You* spend $80,000 on?