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Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 1) 310

by Archangel Michael (#49379175) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

While I agree that some of your points are valid, it only goes to shows that there are complicating factors.

IMHO being "poor" becomes a feedback loop, in that poor choices, leads to poverty. Poverty leads to poor choices. I have a couple daughters, and they are light years apart on most things. One can't make a smart decision to save her life, and the other is well grounded and understands that long term consequences of her decisions. Both raised by the same two parent, educated in same manner.

One will always be "poor", because her decisions are poor. The other, even if she has economic hard times, will never be "poor". It is a matter of choice and taking responsibility for those choices, and learning from poor choices. Some people simply can't learn from their mistakes (it is always someone else's fault)

Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 1) 310

by Archangel Michael (#49379109) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

Can you back up the Antithesis with a peer study that shows that eating nothing but crap foodstuffs has no effect?

I would suggest to you, that there are peer studies about health and wellness and diet. Why this isn't obvious to you is amazing.

BUT since you asked ... here is a really good paper, linking "wellness" to education. There are plenty of studies to link diet to health and wellness.

http://www.nasmhpd.org/docs/pr...

Now, do you have a study that shows diet has nothing to do with being healthy? (Not anecdotal evidence)

Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 2) 310

by Archangel Michael (#49379023) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

I was once in the poverty state, food choices between Manufactured "food" and fresh foods wasn't that much. It is a lifestyle choice. I've seen what poor people eat. And here, in America, you can be poor, and obese, and that is a choice.

Bank accounts might matter if you're buying a lot of meat, but my guess is poor people shop once a month, for the whole month, and thus don't buy non-processed foods. It is a discipline to be able to keep money through the month, so you can buy fresh food. IMHO many (perhaps most) poor people simply don't have self discipline to do so, to their own detriment.

Comment: Re:Sign up? (Score 1) 314

by Archangel Michael (#49374339) Attached to: Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You

Nobody can "steal" my identity. I can prove who I am. What they can do is identity fraud, which I blame on those accepting FALSE identity information. If someone doesn't know me, and they accept paperwork and "trust" the person submitting it, that purports to be me, it is them that have failed, not me. I should be able to sue them into oblivion for lack of due diligence and recover all costs as well as "pain and suffering".

My identity is unique, it isn't my name (others have the same), it isn't my phone (others have one just like mine), it isn't SSN (which isn't identification), it isn't any ONE or few pieces of information. If all it takes to commit major fraud is my name, and a few other pieces of information, that just about anyone can find, then we are doomed. It is time that we stop relying on passwords and secret IDs, and rather build a web of trust, which is something no hacker can generate quickly nor easily.

We have given up security for convenience sake, and we are less for it.

Comment: Re:First time a Muslim packs one with explosives (Score 1) 135

by Archangel Michael (#49372997) Attached to: How long until our skies are filled with drones?

KKK are christian as much as Lenin was Atheist. Except that Lenin killed way more people than the KKK ever could, in the name of Atheism (religious persecution).

Of course, I realize that Lenin was not an authentic Atheist according to all the atheists I talked to, just like the KKK isn't authentic Christianity to all the Christians I talk to.

However, ISIL/ISIS has ISLAM in their name, and have killed more people in the last month than KKK has in 70 years, so there is that strawman to also take into consideration.

Comment: Re:Delivery drones (Score 1) 135

by Archangel Michael (#49372951) Attached to: How long until our skies are filled with drones?

Let me know when a drone can deliver 5 cases of liquids as efficiently as a UPS truck. And since a UPS truck is already in my neighborhood every day, it is already efficient enough (key word).

What drones are trying to reduce and eliminate the cost of drivers. I just can't wait for an Amazon drone to get robbed by something who captures it, delivering some low weight, high value target, like jewelry.

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