It's never good. My mate wanted to hit a Law school next year and he's not sure if he'll make it. Polish college system is actually better than the American one IMO, cause you can study for free if you did good on your high school finals (so I can feel properly rewarded for my hard work in high now). But if you didn't hit at least 80% on your exams, you have to pay, and the fees are expensive as fuck. For example there're ca. 800 fee-free students (like Alkhilion) in my institute and the next 4000 has to pay. Which means five paying customers funding my education right now. I'm being prepared to be the 1% since the very beginning of my career ^.^
Not really. Some of the ministers were sniffed and caught on wiretapes while discussing taking over people's money from the private retirement founds to the state treasury with the CEO of the central bank (something like your FED) and the PM refused to take them down (which is a mistake in my opinion, because the party in charge exposes the government on unnecessary attacks of the far rightside, neonazis, revolutionists and other trash). Same old. And I've met a friend from high school today. He seemed nervous and depressed but refused to talk about it :c
Essentially it's acrophobia and claustrophobia combined. I'm okay with tall heights and close spaces, but If you put them together I start freaking out. So I don't like roller coasters, "slingshot" rides, "dropping" rides, etc. It's also the irrational fear of small articles that are used to rest beverages on.