Author Topic: Growing up poor is bad for your brain (so why does Obama want to bring 15 million poor from Mexico here? - rr)  (Read 1059 times)

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« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 07:41:17 AM by rangerrebew »
"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." — Abraham Lincoln

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Life sucks.  More so if you are poor or stupid.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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such as substandard housing, crowding, noise, and social stressors like family turmoil, violence or family separation
It seems to me that these issues come primarily from URBAN poverty. I grew up relatively poor in a small town and experienced none of that. I turned out fairly well, thank you very much.

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It seems to me that these issues come primarily from URBAN poverty. I grew up relatively poor in a small town and experienced none of that. I turned out fairly well, thank you very much.

You don't seem to be a given democratic vote so they don't care about you. :whistle:
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It seems to me that these issues come primarily from URBAN poverty. I grew up relatively poor in a small town and experienced none of that. I turned out fairly well, thank you very much.

Yep. Rural poverty is a lot different. It makes you more resourceful and inventive, trying to do a dollars worth of tasks on a dime. Doesn't necessarily make you smarter - the smarts you are born with is the smarts you got - but it makes you exercise those smarts. Also exercised your body, constantly, and there is a well documented correlation between physical work and intelligence.



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[[ Growing Up Poor Is Bad for Your Brain ]]

Don' matter none.

Still got my EBT
Still got my food stamps.
Still got my ObamaPhone.
Still got my Section 8.
Still got my Medicaid.

You folks with good brains be payun' for all dat stuff!


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