Sure, everyone has physiological issues to deal with - this is why the best sprinters are the best - but I don't think it negates my point all that much. Also I bet a good vocal tutor could get you two and half octaves if you wanted to
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No, your wife recognises the people that fit her teaching style and can't adapt to deal with the rest. I also teach people who arrive and on day one are fingers and thumbs. They have different challenges and need different support, but at least one of my pupils who arrived in this state is now a recording artist.
Yes. There's a book - something like "The Child As Musician" that goes into some detail about childhood musical skill acquisition. The lesson I took from that for my teaching is that different kids arrive for their first music lesson with wildly varying levels of musical skill, despite never having had a formal lesson in their lives.
As a music teacher, I have never - ever - found that I could not teach someone who practiced regularly and intelligently to be as good as they wanted to be. Your teacher was too damned lazy to teach you properly and as a consequence has denied you the ability to be the musician you could perfectly well have been. I can't comment on whether you ended up in a better place or not, but I can say, with absolute certainty, that your teacher was dead wrong.
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Get your party elected to the Court of Common Council.
This is one - just one - of the many reasons you're not an undercover agent.
Actually, there is not robust case law on this issue and the Supreme Court has had very little in the way of dealing with it. They may well argue - probably justifiably - that an encryption key is equivalent to a physical key and you can be compelled to produce it.
Yes, basically if you reinvest all your profit in growing your business you minimise your tax bill which is in some sense beneficial for shareholders. The overseas thing just multiplies the effect slightly. However, at the end of the day the only reason to own part of a company is to receive profits from it and if you're not receiving profits and have no expectation of receiving profits any time soon, you're putting an awful lot of faith in capital growth. This is Warren Buffet's great trick: he buys companies that pay strong dividend streams and reinvests the lot. Berkshire has never paid a dividend (well, once, in 1967).
And of course, none of them pay any dividends, so why any poor sap invests in them is beyond me.
No, you're just plain wrong. Overpopulation is not Africa's biggest problem by a long way.
And road safety is just something that happens to other people. Global pandemics are very real, have happened before, will happen again, and are better off being taken seriously before 18 million people die.
Shit, it's like Darwin never existed.
It's not the bomb that kills you, it's the massive internal trauma from the percussive blast front.