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this seems to good to be true...
And what do they say about things that seem to good to be true?
The new rules appear to accomplish 2 things. 1) Put in place net neutrality restrictions. 2) Regulate ISPs. Most of us like number 1, some of us worry about number 2. I predict it won't be long before regulatory fees are established, thus enabling an expansion of the FCC. Then, they'll have enough people to think of more aspects that need regulation... and the cycle begins. Not to mention that lobby money becomes even more influential on what ISPs can now do.
I believe we should use science to deal with the claims of scientists. Funding source investigations may bolster suspicions or give some people an excuse to ignore, but they do nothing to prove if the claims have a basis or not.
Personally, I think when science allows itself to get into witch hunt mode, it is damning itself to staying there. Scientist should stand up and say "we got this, politicians, please stay out of it".
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I can say my kids love honey. Its one more pleasure in their lives.
I'm seeing a lot of attempts to deflect any blame from pot. I find it quite interesting. I've had one person call him a liar, others claiming it must be some other cause. And now you searching for something else.
Here's the thing... there are always multiple factors that affect people's behavior. In that sense, the word 'cause' becomes the excuse for others to deflect because it certainly can't be proven philosophically, and certainly there are a list of contributors. But there is a level of common sense that can be applied and it is clear that smoking pot is, if it makes you feel better, a primary contributor.
I could claim that when a drunk driver kills a family, we should not blame the role of alcohol, that there must have been some reason he drank so much and acted so irresponsibly. But that would be avoiding the real point, and the fact that alcohol was a primary contributor.
So please, everyone, stop looking for excuses for pot. Its OK to use common sense and admit that a mind affecting substance can have a negative impact on people's lives. There is ample evidence, I've seen if first hand. It doesn't mean its an evil substance, or that you are wrong for using it. Denial and scapegoating is your own problem, not mine or my friends.
Its interesting how this peanut allergy fear is a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy. I believe its driven by a complete mus-perception of risk by many parents, and it doesn't stop at peanuts. What do you think, is there a bigger underlying problem here?"
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Everyone seems to imagine those holding H1-B visas to be from poor countries who are ready to work 12 hours a day as a slave to avoid being shipped "back to the slums."
My experience with H1-B engineers is that they all have very different situations. I know several that wanted a few years in the US simply for the experience and contacts, then they would go back to Asia in a better position than they left. Some Europeans want to live here for a while for the experience but eventually plan to return home, those individuals often have a lot of experience. Others have little to return to and hope for citizenship here, they tend to be younger, less experienced people.
I think there are a certain number of engineers with certain skill sets that can demand a quite high pay, skewing the average upward for "engineers".
Your friend could be lying.
LYING? I was with him the whole time, there is nothing to lie about, a blind man could see what was happening. You are lying to yourself if you have to try that hard to take blame off pot.
Unbelievable! You have no clue about the situation, and you accuse him of lying because you don't like the association. That says a lot about you. Good day.
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My friend knows very well it was smoking pot, he admits it freely and regrets it. It is quite clear in this situation that if he didn't start smoking he would not have dropped out.
Causation is hard to identify in your example though: does smoking pot encourage teens to drop out;
The answer is absolutely yes, it can cause some kids to drop out of school.
I have witnessed my best friend go from a straight A student throughout high school to dropping out the last half of his senior year so he could smoke pot. This set him back a long way, and he had to go back and get a GED 3 years later. It was a clear case of pot's impact on this particular kid, it didn't have the same impact on my or other close friends who all started about that time.