So the child unfortunate enough to be born to a teenage single drug
addicted mother, living in a vermin infested slum along with multiple
siblings, without adequate nutritious food to eat, dwelling in a
dangerous neighborhood without safe convenient affordable transportation
to other neighborhoods, attending a local school filled with disruptive
children who preclude any semblance of education in the classrooms and
therefore grows up lacking the basic skills to progress academically is
responsible for their circumstances?
Nevertheless, if I have to believe my son-in-law, who teaches math in a
paterson, NJ high school, some (more than you'd think) of even those kids
seem to long for learning if it is presented with sufficient
comprehension oif their situations. Two of his favorite T-shirts are
"Sarcasm, just another service we offer" and "There are only 10 people
who understand binary, those who do, and those who don't" (or something
On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:51:57 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've "worked with binary" for over 40 years (fifty if you include grade
school). "01" is not, in any way, a standard representation for two
(decimal). Do you represent (decimal) 10 by using the symbol '9'? Why not?
'10' wastes a digit'.
As much as knowing the odds in Vegas guarantees a winning bet.
People don't exist in a vacuum...though that would explain a lot of
your thinking. :)~
NO! Why do so many people seem to need simplistic explanations for
things that they cannot control and/or understand? Most things that
happen to people are the result of complex interactions of luck and
their own actions. Accept that, work within that framework and you will
be a calmer, happier, better person for it.
Like you? I don't think so. What is your field of expertise that qualifies
you to advise the whole world on the "best" way to live life? My life
experience is that people who cannot control themselves or understand what's
going on are a special lot, and usually live in facilities near a strawberry
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