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  1. Sanderson discussing the writing process
  2. All true! i am interested, in part, because I find the issue of poverty to be: important to human welfare, complex and frequently counterintuitive. Many people find issues with these 3 features to be interesting. My reaction to this area of endeavor, reducing poverty, is ‘Oh, How Interesting! ‘What does the data say? What about this data: suggests that this data may or may not apply?
  3. Have not read all of thread...long day in hospital w sick relative. I had this issue and there was a list of reasons why only coffee would do. I got my doctor to write me a short note that I took to my bishop. Problem solved. No questions asked. My doctor, a Muslim, was most entertained but managed to keep a straight face. My meds come w a long list of side effects. Coffee is the least of my worries.
  4. 😩😢😳😱 How could you?! And I just logged in to tell you how happy I was that Hey Google now accepts my thanks with jolly Hockey references. ‘I scored the goal but you dropped it on the tape’. I am not sure what the tape is but I imagine that I just got a point for an assist.
  5. I am on it! My team and I will begin by inviting the Claus team to mediate. Expect late night sessions powered by cocoa and sugar cookies!
  6. How is the navigation going? I fear that there is a glitch in the system. Santa has not visited me for sometime! Perhaps Canada is off the route? Our caribou are too fat to pull sleighs lately.
  7. Very beautiful indeed! Both soothing and evocative. French provincial!
  8. I see. Well I would like to find programs that spend money more efficiently. As our areas of jurisdiction are very large in some cases, provinces rather than states, the problems of the north are my problems. Handling climate change in a northern country is a major issue. On the plus side the bears are doing well.
  9. Thank you for the clarification. Well let’s see what happens in the study. In my country, we have Welfare. This program is income support for people with disabilities, people in economically deprived parts of the country, temporary assistance for young mothers so we are already handing out money. I had assumed that the US had similar programs but perhaps I am wrong on that? We have a lower income pension for people over a certain age as well.
  10. But pay taxes now right? You pay for roads, schools, national defence, food stamps, even foreign aid. American troops are serving around the world. The CDC famously has helped to eradicate malaria in many countries. The US has fought in major foreign wars. Surely if you pay taxes you are accustomed to giving money to support other people? The GIS programs are often proposed as more efficient ways of reducing poverty. Reducing the effects of poverty has been part of my role as a member of the RS presidency. Poverty control, is an area in which there are strong opinions, so let’s do some studies and find out. In addition, my country is changing quite a bit due to climate change in regions of the country in which there is considerable poverty. These areas of the country need to transition and GIS may help. As a northern country the effects of climate change are dramatic. Roads and homes built on permafrost experience serious deterioration. The caribou herds in the north of my province are flourishing by the way. Our polar bears are getting fat.
  11. I find experiments, even very flawed experiments, interesting. We have different competing theories so let’s see what happens.
  12. Well let’s see what happens...An interesting series of studies.
  13. Here’s another study in Mississippi i can’t read the following article because I am not an subscriber but Washington Post has an article: Springboard to Opportunities program in Jackson, Miss., gives moms $1,000 a month as part of a “universal basic income” experiment Aug. 31, 2019 · A Mississippi program giving low-income mothers a year of “universal basic income” reflects an idea .... Trying the experiment in conservative Mississippi, though, made the program inherently different.
  14. Found something on Stockton. Let’s see how things are going.
  15. It will be interesting to see what happens. Probably the trials will get some news coverage.
  16. I tried to find the original thread but I guess that thread is too old. Intro to two US studies to be started/in course soon One of the commentators mentions that inflation may be a factor in a larger study. Reference to Finish study in comments.
  17. Scents can remind you of...things...pleasant or unpleasant. These memories can help you cope with insomnia. I took neuroanatomy, not by choice, the area to do with scent weaves itself around the brain. Does some scent have a pleasant memory for you? Pumpkin spice? Peppermint? Lavender? Easy to find out. Go to a bulk barn or winners and sniff the bottles. Put a bit of that scent on your pillow, ban work/news/worry from the bedroom and the scent can help soothe you.
  18. In search of more potatoes elsewhere Mr O’Fether? ☘️
  19. I imagine church leaders spend considerable time reaching decisions because consensus is important. Consequently I would not place too much weight on the correlation between the timing of world events and the decisions of the brethren.
  20. I love the ham idea. We have turkey: messy, has to stay hot. Ugh.
  21. Thinking of the ‘lonely’ point above, I would be tempted to arrange a bit more social support for myself. Maybe join a bookclub or join a gym? You may be lonely
  22. I think for any church you should go and look at the people who are members. Do these people appear to obey the commandments that you consider key? How do they treat the weak and oppressed? How do the children treat their parents? Attend an event and observe how people treat each other.
  23. At my university the IB students outperform all other students with the exception of one local high school. This local high school always has the highest achievement scores.
  24. HI! @drewK ! So pleased to have you here!