Go figure | TheUnion.com

Go figure

Cost of Iraq War so far: $370 billion.

Cost of war each day: $280 million.

If war funds were spent on education the number of public school teachers who could be hired for six years: 1 million.

Number of university students who could be given four-year scholarships: 18 million.

Nevada City’s share of war cost till now: $3,174,350.

Number of minutes of this war Nevada City has funded: 16.

If Nevada City’s share of war funds were spent on education the number of four-year university scholarships that could be given to local residents: 153.

Tuition I paid UCLA for my freshman year: $12.

Tuition for a UCLA freshman now: $9,160.

As preservers of democracy, the rank of education, Nintendo skill, and familiarity with Britney Spears: 1,2,3.

Jeff Kane

Nevada City

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User