1996-12-13 - Re: Redlining

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: snow <snow@smoke.suba.com>
Message Hash: befcb9035557630a319c25e344bae9db95938441dbfb524de0d84db74d080667
Message ID: <32B118A7.4463@gte.net>
Reply To: <199612130156.TAA02703@smoke.suba.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-13 08:51:51 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 00:51:51 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 00:51:51 -0800 (PST)
To: snow <snow@smoke.suba.com>
Subject: Re: Redlining
In-Reply-To: <199612130156.TAA02703@smoke.suba.com>
Message-ID: <32B118A7.4463@gte.net>
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snow wrote:
> Mr. Thorn wrote:[snip]
> > Example:  Environment has a profound effect on a person's mind (outlook,
> > perceptions, attitudes, moods, etc.), and thereby has a significant, if
> > indirect effect on that person's hormone production (quantity, balance).
> > Those hormone productions have more effect on the body and brain long-
> > term than any other influence I can think of.

>      I bet the problem is even simpler than that.
>      Look at studies that correlate nutrition with grades/learning.
>      Look at "inner city" dietary habits of 3 to 5 year old children (and
>      any other "under performing" group).
>      I'd bet $20 on the correlation.

Not a bad point.  Theoretically, you can't buy smokes and liquor with
food stamps etc., but really, if you stand in a checkout line and see
what people *can* get with their handouts, it's, uh, impressive.