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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. March 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm —

    Interesting history of @. I want to know where a few of the other chars came from, though. Like, I never used \ until the computer age.

  2. March 10, 2016 at 1:08 am —

    Being drunk, addicted, or mentally ill are enormous ‘pushes’ toward poverty. And those with those problems may not be reporting them or perceiving them.

    I’m surviving on $10,912 per year. Eating, staying clothed and sleeping indoors are the limits of my ambitions in the near term. Even cigarette smoking would push me under at this point.

    What poor people need is MONEY. And if they have any, it goes directly into the economy for basic needs. Addicts and drunks need to sleep indoors and receive basic services, just like the ‘deserving’ poor. So yes, the bottom line is poverty. Booze, drugs, and under-treated mental illness DO push people onto the street, by making them poor, or often, just poorer. Exactly the way that medical costs and out-of-control housing costs do.

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