Message from DrYuriMom in Subverse #politics-free-for-all

2018-11-11 16:14:50 UTC  

We've kept those medals, and his ceremonial sword is something I keep close track of and sometime soon I'll try and get professionally cleaned up, it's a little worn

2018-11-11 16:28:17 UTC  

You know I was looking at a baby and for a long time I used to think that babies have near infinite potential but now I dont think that people are just products of their iq and environment.

2018-11-11 16:29:31 UTC  

If someone is born poor and high iq they can move up

2018-11-11 16:30:27 UTC  

If they are born rich and low iq they will most likely drop in social stature

2018-11-11 16:30:40 UTC  

If poor and stupid they will do nothing

2018-11-11 16:31:00 UTC  

If rich and intelligent they can rule the world

2018-11-11 16:31:41 UTC  

Is that a bad thing though?

2018-11-11 16:32:13 UTC  

Is it wrong that the choices if your ancestors come to fruition in you

2018-11-11 16:33:47 UTC  

America is one of if the only countries in the world that a poor person with a good idea can be more

2018-11-11 16:47:46 UTC  

Only if that poor person as a child gets adequate nutrition and basic schooling

2018-11-11 16:48:21 UTC  

Poor nutrition starves the brain. Kills potential before it can blossom..

2018-11-11 16:52:01 UTC  

I dont know if thats how potential works

2018-11-11 16:52:30 UTC  

From what ive heard you cant go up

2018-11-11 16:53:13 UTC  

Except through learning a new language and playing an instrument

2018-11-11 17:10:55 UTC  

The brain is part of the body. If children don't have proper nutrition, thier brains will be stunted. It's really sad. That's why we have SNAP and school lunches.

2018-11-11 17:12:59 UTC  

We stopped physical evolution

2018-11-11 17:13:15 UTC  

Do we want to stop mental evolution by keeping stupid people alive

2018-11-11 17:13:29 UTC  

Do we really want to handicap our species like that?

2018-11-11 17:15:16 UTC  

But you could have a genius who never manifests because you don't feed him well as a child

2018-11-11 17:15:56 UTC  

Or if he gets sick and dies before he can do wonders

2018-11-11 17:16:21 UTC  

My point is we need to invest in all kids so that they can match thier potential

2018-11-11 17:16:47 UTC  

If we don't, other countries will and we will be poorer for it

2018-11-11 17:17:17 UTC  

I will invest in my kids others can do the same if they want

2018-11-11 17:17:30 UTC  

I wont invest in something that isnt mine

2018-11-11 17:18:19 UTC  

And thus we become poorer as a nation and the pie gets smaller. :-(

2018-11-11 17:18:30 UTC  


2018-11-11 17:18:46 UTC  

Welfare programs have many ill effects

2018-11-11 17:19:02 UTC  

I have yet to see any evidence showing they make society better

2018-11-11 17:19:36 UTC  

If you want to say they placate the stupid and keep them from learning id say thats possible

2018-11-11 17:19:42 UTC  

Ensuring kids grow up healthy and strong seems to be a winner. Healthy kids are less likely to grow to be dependent adults.

2018-11-11 17:21:22 UTC  

I see no evidence to support that claim

2018-11-11 17:22:20 UTC  

The welfare state as we have it has not only halted minority advancement it also took away the advancements in society many black people had made

2018-11-11 17:23:37 UTC  

But at least they eat and vote

2018-11-11 17:23:48 UTC  


2018-11-11 17:26:58 UTC  

Thomas sowell is an economist who has spent a very long time looking at social programs I would bet if he was asked directly he would say evil people made these programs to hurt his people

2018-11-11 17:27:29 UTC  

@Timcast seems to ignore things like this

2018-11-11 17:27:53 UTC  

Everyone is ok spending everyone else’s money

2018-11-11 17:27:59 UTC  

Without asking

2018-11-11 17:34:12 UTC  

As long as programs dont become corrupt and statistically work, I'm ok with helping out... I have a problem with welfare abuse and corruption... I'm a firm believer in resiliency/self reliance as well.

2018-11-11 17:35:59 UTC  

As we know government and private are all susceptible to abuse and corruption... we humans are clever things lol

2018-11-11 17:36:57 UTC  

I also dont like the idea that I'm forced to help by government either...