I had a very similar situation. The anxiety link is actually related to the lack of filtering going on in the brain. Ever find you overshare or have a hard time keeping secrets or just blurt something out at work without thinking about the consequences? Same happens with incoming stresses - the brain can't filter out the stresses of day to day life so the simple things most people dismiss or overcome tend to be in your face anxiety instead. Depression is very common, as is ODD (again, likely due to lack of filters, but often due to an associated hyper-morality or rigid thinking)
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My comment is based on Russell Barkley's research. There is currently no clinical diagnosis using an MRI.
ADHD is very real and can be easily diagnosed with a brain scan but that's too expensive to actually do (thought patterns are radically different from the norm).
There are two main types, ADHD-Hyperactive which is when the middle strip of the brain grows faster than the rest. This is the excitement centre of the brain. There are various theories from lead to gut bacteria as the cause but in the end, most people can/do grow out of the serious effects of it because the rest of their brain eventually catches up. The second type is ADHD-Inattentive (aka ADD). This is genetic and is a serious condition. Far far fewer are diagnosed with this version (3 in 10 diagnosed) In addition to structural differences in the brain it prevents the executive centre of the brain from properly communicating with the with the memory centre (among other things). This may not seem like such a big deal until you consider our society: The executive centre of the brain controls task/time management which includes everything from getting dressed in the morning to getting work done so you can keep the job that supports you. Active memory recall? All but gone. People with this disorder can remember things, just usually not when they want to let alone need to. All that schooling is in there, just not accessible on a test or in the workplace without reminders to jump-start the process of remembering.
Stimulants help like you wouldn't believe. They don't cure because there is far too little known and because there's a genetic component it's very difficult to "cure". When I forget to take my pill/run out - people notice right away. They'll ask me if I'm hungover or if I need to go to the hospital. Part of that is the stim withdrawal, part is just the norm for ADHD-I. The reason the profits have soared is not just because of diagnosis rates it's because a patent was granted for Concerta, a time release version of Ritalin. At up to $4/pill it was crazy expensive but the alternative was having to take 3-4 pills a day with Ritalin... a task which isn't "easy" to accomplish for ADHD-I types.
I'll grant you that there are millions more diagnosed than probably need to be but that just makes it harder for those who are legitimately diagnosed.
Nothing to do with PC, it has to do with the fact that I'd want to teach my daughter how to solve problems through coding not how to sell her body. She wants to dress provocatively for her enjoyment, that's all on her, but I'd make damn sure she could use her mind to earn money. If anything I'd want her to redefine booth babe as the hot developer making the big bucks.
And even when you do, you can't get a job because everyone wants a rockstar developer who can do it all when in reality it'd take a team of 6 specialists to do what they expect 1 person to be able to know/execute perfectly and quickly.
Be inspired to code by dressing really slutty and letting a bunch of geeks you'd never go out with ogle you.
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That's about 1/10th of the lowest estimate of the subprime crisis, 1/26th at the top end.
Not only is it not punitive, it's laughable.
What is the "nexus principle"? A basic definition: "A place of business or employee is evidence of “physical presence” and thus constitutes a nexus" (grabbed from the abstract here: http://www.igi-global.com/article/principle-nexus-commerce-tax/66052 )
If you are paying an in-state 3rd party to direct individuals seeking to buy products to your site that is really no different than hiring a sales employee, 1st or 3rd party to do the same. While there is no "employment" contract between Amazon and it's affiliates, there is a contract and remuneration for sales related actions.
The court ruled that their relationship with these in-state 3rd parties was enough to constitute a presence which makes sense - otherwise companies could just 3rd party their sales force and not pay tax in a state. The description states that this somehow conflicts with the Quill ruling where Quill had no 1st or 3rd party presence in the state in question. If Amazon terminated it's relationship with these 3rd parties, in theory the Quill ruling should apply and any 1st party sales would be exempt.
As it stands Amazon's 3rd party partners are no different than dealerships are to a car company.
That doesn't make any sense. A car dealership buys cars from Ford or whoever and sells them locally. Amazon affiliates own and sell nothing and do nothing more than recommend people shop at Amazon.
While the nature of the relationship is different each acts, as the court put it, as a nexus for consumers to buy products from the company they have a relationship with.
SCOTUS fails to act against government's financial overreach! We could NEVER have predicted THIS!
Ruling seems pretty reasonable to me. If Amazon ditched it's local 3rd party partners then Quill Corp vs North Dakota would apply to the products Amazon itself sells. As it stands Amazon's 3rd party partners are no different than dealerships are to a car company.
There's a much simpler way: For general shopping keep 1 easily folded bag available for use. For shopping cart level shopping, keep everything in the cart as is. Take it out to your car and bag stuff there instead of in the store.
It doesn't fit every situation (those without cars, -30C weather, etc) but for most of the time it works great. We keep about 20 reusable bags in the trunk at one time.
The thing with plastic bags not degrading for 100s of years though - that seems highly suspect to me. I've had some disintegrate in a matter of 3-4 years
It should come as no surprise to anyone that there has been a number of right wing cyber attacks on the healthcare.gov site. It seems that there has been a concerted effort on several fronts in an all out Republican led war to kill and destroy the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One has to ask if this war on Obamacare has been an intentional and coordinated effort.
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