I suspect that evolution is involved. Those who have power in society are making the decisions and thus NEED the larger brains. Those whose grandfathers were ditch diggers and under 99% of the societies ever designed would be ditch diggers themselves, didn't need big brains and in fact were better able to survive without them.
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Poverty doesn't cause it, most likely has to do with poor Nutrition.
Which is why, if I were in charge, Food Stamps would be for Fruits, Veggies, Meat, and Milk only. If you add anything else, it is abused. Cereal? FruitLoops is a cereal, and currently counts as "food".
Of course you're 100% correct. The GP post is typical hand wringing of many (not all) liberals who want EVERYONE to be treated "nice", even as the attackers try to kill people. It is how you get deals with Iran after all.
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.
Why don't we charge everyone involved, not just the two Peons who got "caught". Oh wait, the government will just call it "Taxes" and then stealing is legal.
Cite some sources? Because my state sure does not exclude basic groceries. When I look at my grocery receipt, it clearly states the tax percentage and is applied after everything is totaled up. If there is a state that does not follow this method, let me know.
Wherever you are (you don't say), I suspect your sales tax on groceries is more the exception than the rule. For just one example, Nevada doesn't tax groceries. If you're paying tax on a grocery-store purchase, it's for (1) non-food items (such as cleaning supplies) and/or (2) prepared, ready-to-eat foods (such as fried or roast chicken from the deli counter, vs. a box of frozen breaded chicken strips or a package of fresh chicken that needs to be cooked first and isn't taxed).
If I find that particular paper again I'll let you know. And depression as a consequence of subclinical hypothyroidism is very well established, but no longer generally acted upon. It used to be routinely treated as such, but when the TSH test came to prominence, most doctors started treating to make nice test results rather than treating the patients' symptoms.... despite that all the evidence is against using TSH as anything but a crude marker that something is wrong. False negatives are extremely common.
Here's a starter kit:
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and I've had to take up reading the Journal of Endocrinology in sheer self-defense. It's quite shocking how much well-established endocrine research has never filtered down to GPs, never mind other specialty fields, despite that a malfunctioning endocrine system can fuck up just about anything else. I've concluded it should be the first line of inquiry (since fixing the thyroid will commonly cure a whole raft of apparently-unrelated physical and mental symptoms), but most doctors act like it's the last resort.
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.
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.
Please suggest a way to do that without a clutch.
I believe there was 1 -- Joseph Cao of Louisiana, who (i think) promptly got himself thrown out of office next election.
* googles * YES! I remembered right.
There's nothing better for turning you into a nervous wreck than knowing that your every word and motion are going to be dissected with the goal of disqualifying you...
Probably the most common cause of depression is subclinical hypothyroidism, specifically with low T3. One psychiatrist found that he could cure 90% of his patients by prescribing T3 to bring their active thyroid hormone level up to normal. (Prescribing T4 alone didn't work, probably because poor T4-to-T3 conversion is part of the problem here.)
Stop calling it a Moat then.
Call it a "reflection pool" or some other term.