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(Reuters)   You aren't poor because you are stupid. You are stupid because you are poor   (reuters.com ) divider line
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2013-08-29 05:53:22 PM  
3 votes:

Mugato: I think people in general and this study in particular over generalizes what causes people to be poor and over estimates the intelligence of rich people.

/not poor
//not rich
///genius IQ
////IQ doesn't mean shiat


Is this that "humblebrag" thing I keep hearing about?
2013-08-29 05:51:18 PM  
3 votes:
Why not obvious?

If people were smart, they'd be born to rich parents. They weren't, so they must be stupid.

QED.
2013-08-29 05:46:53 PM  
3 votes:
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
2013-08-29 08:52:46 PM  
2 votes:

That guy on the bike: Can't I just be poor?

/yay my Boobies on this silly thing
//only took me 11 years
///i'm been waiting to use slashies


You got filterpwned on your 1st comment after lurking for 11 years?

www.personal.psu.edu
2013-08-29 07:23:38 PM  
2 votes:

marsoft: the_chief: marsoft:

Now?  I have a good job, a good degree, and am studying for a masters degree.

Being poor does not make you stupid.

You would have finished your PhD by now if you weren't so poor.

Naaa. I have PhDs working for me now. Not worth the effort.


So you're poor and lazy? It's just a vicious cycle of poverty for you.
2013-08-29 06:01:03 PM  
2 votes:
Either way, you're stupid and poor.  And your mama dresses you funny.
2013-08-29 06:00:37 PM  
2 votes:
You are not stupid because you are on the Fark Politics Tab, you are on the Fark Politics Tab because you are stupid.
2013-08-29 05:56:23 PM  
2 votes:
my rebuttal

lh3.googleusercontent.com
2013-08-29 05:53:57 PM  
2 votes:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

All here? Good. Go f*ck yourselves, this is America.
2013-08-30 01:44:46 AM  
1 vote:

Agent Smiths Laugh: Smeggy Smurf: No, you're poor because you're lazy.  You're stupid because you are too lazy to overcome your stupidity

Clumsy generalizations don't say much for your intellect either.


You're boring because you lack a sense of humor.
2013-08-29 09:01:29 PM  
1 vote:
This is wonderful.   I have to say, I've never seen such a great URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-poverty-brain-idUSBRE97S 1 0W20130829?noreallyyoureamoron
2013-08-29 08:11:36 PM  
1 vote:
Thread is full of amateur psychologists, science deniers, and trolls.
2013-08-29 08:10:49 PM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: "The thing about not having much money is you have to take much more responsibility for your life. You can't pay people to watch your kids or clean your house or fix your meals. You can't necessarily afford a car or a washing machine or a home in a good school district. That's what money buys you: goods and services that make your life easier.
The working poor haven't abdicated responsibility for their lives. They're drowning in it." Link


I like that. I can work on my computer, I don't eat out, I exercise at home instead of at a gym. I cook, clean, sew my clothes, paint my house, do repairs and maintenance to it, change the oil in my car, fix flat tires and do minor repairs. You know why I"m so damn talented? I'm farking poor.
2013-08-29 07:13:40 PM  
1 vote:
The bottom line is that rich people are smart and better and poor people are dumb and just bad people. The guy who was almost President spent his inherited millions in a career that involved buying companies, destroying them, selling them off piece by piece for profit while the employees of those companies lost their retirement. He's awesome and better than the rest of us. But as a nation, it's those welfare mothers who are bleeding us dry!
2013-08-29 07:04:55 PM  
1 vote:
"The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness."

― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms: The Play
2013-08-29 06:52:17 PM  
1 vote:

marsoft: Now? I have a good job, a good degree, and am studying for a masters degree.

Being poor does not make you stupid.


Yeah, but just think of what your life would have been like if your brain hadn't have been crippled by poverty.
2013-08-29 06:17:20 PM  
1 vote:
You can't afford the good channels on your TV service,
therefore you get Jerry Springer and Judge Judy and remain stupid.
2013-08-29 06:15:46 PM  
1 vote:

Mark Ratner: Yeah, well the world needs ditch diggers, too.


Not really
2013-08-29 06:15:05 PM  
1 vote:

marsoft: austerity101: marsoft: I call bullshiat.

I was born in a "poor" family.  Both of my parents were in prison until I was aged 8 (don't ask).  I grew up wearing my older brothers out grown clothes. I don't mean some of my clothes used to be his I mean all of them until I was 15, when I got a job and started buying my own.

I am talking eating jam sandwiches for dinner poor (if you got dinner).

Now?  I have a good job, a good degree, and am studying for a masters degree.

Being poor does not make you stupid.

Of course, that's not what the study says.

Well to be specific the study says being poor drops your IQ by 13 points.  Or are we reading different studies?


That's not what it says, either.

Financial stress caused by scarcity causes impairment equivalent to a 13 point drop in IQ. It's distracting, it doesn't somehow leech your brain cells away.

I hope your degree does not require reading comprehension.
2013-08-29 06:14:07 PM  
1 vote:
If you're so rich, why aren't you smart?
2013-08-29 06:05:50 PM  
1 vote:

jst3p: marsoft: I call bullshiat.

I was born in a "poor" family.  Both of my parents were in prison until I was aged 8 (don't ask).  I grew up wearing my older brothers out grown clothes. I don't mean some of my clothes used to be his I mean all of them until I was 15, when I got a job and started buying my own.

I am talking eating jam sandwiches for dinner poor (if you got dinner).

Now?  I have a good job, a good degree, and am studying for a masters degree.

Being poor does not make you stupid.

It made you too stupid to understand that a single anecdote isn't a valid sample size from which meaningful conclusions about complex issues can be drawn.


buuuuurn.
2013-08-29 06:03:28 PM  
1 vote:

marsoft: I call bullshiat.

I was born in a "poor" family.  Both of my parents were in prison until I was aged 8 (don't ask).  I grew up wearing my older brothers out grown clothes. I don't mean some of my clothes used to be his I mean all of them until I was 15, when I got a job and started buying my own.

I am talking eating jam sandwiches for dinner poor (if you got dinner).

Now?  I have a good job, a good degree, and am studying for a masters degree.

Being poor does not make you stupid.


It made you too stupid to understand that a single anecdote isn't a valid sample size from which meaningful conclusions about complex issues can be drawn.
2013-08-29 06:01:27 PM  
1 vote:
studyingsouthpark.files.wordpress.com
2013-08-29 05:58:15 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-29 05:58:09 PM  
1 vote:
www.laverdadyotrasmentiras.com
2013-08-29 05:51:10 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, I'm depraved on account I'm deprived.
2013-08-29 05:47:24 PM  
1 vote:
Love the URL.
2013-08-29 05:46:27 PM  
1 vote:
And ugly
2013-08-29 05:45:51 PM  
1 vote:
That's a lot of words for "constant stress hurts your decision making capabilities".
 
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