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  • Can an optometrist tell me my prescription from examining my glasses?

    My optometrist is refusing to give me my prescription because the exam was more than a year ago.

    "America's Best" in Chicago, IL near the H.I.P. mall.

    They're not just refusing to release my info but were horribly rude and when I asked to speak to a manager they put me on hold and never came back. I was working at the time and so I just put on my headset and worked until I realized I'd been on hold for half an hour!

    But I digress...

    My prescription hasn't changed in 5 years, confirmed by 3 exams in that 5 year span, so I'd like to skip the doc and just buy a new pair.

    Would it be possible for a location where I would like to buy another pair from to tell me my prescription by testing my glasses?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

    2 AnswersOptical7 years ago
  • Best place to get 2nd series of vaccinations for new kitten?

    My friend acquired an 8 month old kitten that he had vaccinated with the 1st series of Distemper and Feline Leukemia and also had neutered in Chicago but couldn't keep him, so now I have him and I have 2 weeks to find a place to have little Lou receive his booster shots.

    I'm new to having a kitten this young and I'm seeing that some places say I should have him vaccinated for FIV/FeLV and be Chipped and all these expensive sounding procedures and I'm not sure what is mandatory and what is just an up-sell.

    Will taking him to a PetSmart or PetCo for the Distemper and Leukemia Booster be acceptable or will they try to push additional services?

    Is the Distemper and Leukemia Booster all he needs?

    Otherwise, he's perfectly healthy and happy and his neuter surgery is healing just fine.

    Any advice for this first time kitten owner would be appreciated.

    1 AnswerCats7 years ago
  • What type of sausage to use in Scotch Eggs?

    Would breakfast sausage be good or Italian? Is there a recipe for the sausage so I can make it myself or find a match here in the states?

    6 AnswersEthnic Cuisine7 years ago
  • How is it that everyone seemed to B**ch about stores open on TG but not people lining up for BF 24 hours+?

    I mean, at least people working on Thanksgiving were makeing a wadge but there were thousands of people that started lining up at 10:00am on THURSDAY for Friday...

    Why are owners asking employers to work Thanksgiving are "Evil" but stupid people spending 24 hours + sitting in the cold on a sidewalk are given a pass?

    I don't get it.

    1 AnswerOther - Society & Culture7 years ago
  • Does anyone still buy into the whole "Expensive alcohol is better" myth? Wine. Vodka. etc?

    Freakonomics did a great episode on how even people that consider themselves to be the ultimate in wine tasters can easily be fooled by simply filling expensive bottles with cheep wine http://freakonomics.com/2010/12/16/freakonomics-ra... but then 20/20 did an episode on Vodka mixed with cranberry juice . the majority couldn't tell the difference between rotgut and premium.

    How is this myth sill maintained??

    3 AnswersOther - Society & Culture7 years ago
  • Synthetic rubies are identical to natural. Why would anyone pay for natural?

    Synthetic rubies are literally identical to natural. Chemically, in terms of color, structurally.... So identical that regulations followed by ethical manufactures are required to have a flurosent comepond added to it so that they can be told apart from the real.

    Considering that the best natural rubies come from Cambodia and are mined at great cost to life and limb, how can the world market justify the cost of natural stones?

    The justification for diamonds is that the synthetics aren't good enough, yet. But the same can't be said of red sapphires/rubies.

    I don't understand...

    2 AnswersOther - Society & Culture7 years ago
  • Saw a"Question"about wife-beating in Christianity/Islam-Can't find anything in the New Testament?

    In this persons rant, she tries to justify the culture of abuse that is Islam by saying that "Christians beat their wives, too!"

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    ► Christians,In western countries there is no wife beating?

    http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ao...

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    So I looked up verses in the Quran/Hadiths regarding domestic violence and then went to look up Domestic Violence in the Bible and discovered that I'm unable to locate New Testament verses regarding Wife Beating.

    Everything I find is from the Old Testament... LOTS AND LOTS OF PASSAGES from the Old Testament.

    So I guess my question is 2 fold:

    1. Are there passages in the Christian version of the Judea-Christian holy texts NOT of the Old Testament that espouse the idea that men are justified in beating their women, be it daughters, wives, or slaves? Random acts of murder don't count, I'm talking about overt stance that women are property, like in Ephesians:

    "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." (Ephesians 5:22-24)

    2. With the Jewish holy texts so chalk full of orders for "Good Men" to beat their wives and daughters, how is it that domestic violence rates seem so low in the Jewish Community? (Or at least in the American Jewish Community since that's the group I'm most familiar with... Or, as Adam Carolla said, "The North American Domesticated Jew") Is it because almost 75% of all theistically based hate-crimes happen to Jews in the US, so they leave each other alone?

    BONUS: How can people justify their own cultures pandemic of abuse by pointing fingers at others and saying: "THEY DO IT TOO! SO STOP JUDGING US!"? Does that amount of cognitive dissonance hurt?

    7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago
  • Why is the American Left so determined to prevent Health Insurance from being sold across state lines?

    When you look at the American Health Care System as it stands, it's an epic clusterfúck.

    One of the major reasons is that Health Insurance Companies don't have to compete nation-wide for customers and each state is a Monopoly...

    There may be nation-wide COMPANIES, but Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is different from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and offer different coverage for vastly different prices.

    The 2 things we need to do to get our Health Care System under control is to do what we did with Car Insurance and throw it open Nation Wide and let the market find its own level.

    Why was it OK for Car Insurance?

    Do you think that companies like GEICO and Progressive would offer such low rates if they knew that they had no competition beyond the handful of other agencies that all seem to stick to a similar price?

    What's the point of lowering prices when you have a captive customer base that can't come back and say "I found a way better price with your competitor over in Oregon! Will you match the coverage/price or do I take my business elsewhere?"

    Why is it considered sacrilege to bring up eliminating the state-restrictions and ask for some tort reform?

    [PDF] Envisioning a Free Market in Health Care

    http://www.realclearmarkets.com/blog/cj31n1-2.pdf

    By D. Eric Schansberg

    1 AnswerOther - Society & Culture7 years ago
  • Knowing that the Vatican Pay-Out to American Victims of Child-Rape is near $3BILLION, do you question tithing?

    Long? Yes… But being clear and providing sources and accurate information takes up space… I wanted to make sure no one could say "You don't know what you're talking about!"

    In the cases of Child-Rape, Violence Against Children, Catholic Child Trafficking, Slavery, Kidnapping, Illegal Adoptions, etc. in the US ALONE, which is only 1/10000th the total number of cases documented world wide, the Vatican has shelled out nearly THREE BILLION DOLLARS in restitution for knowingly enabling sexual predators to continue to rape children around the world.

    This has caused great hardships in Catholic Churches, who are saying they must have fundraisers to raise money to keep the doors open and the power on.

    Knowing that these Tax-Exempt Organizations are already screwing the American Tax System out of approximately $71,000,000,000 PER YEAR ($71 billion) combined with the nearly THREE BILLION DOLLARS that have been paid to their victims, do Christians hesitate to tithe knowing that the money they provide to the church will go to help continue the cover-up of the Child Rape/Abuse Pandemic?

    What about the fact that it's been said that it is literally impossible to determine the vast wealth of the Vatican alone due to their refusal to release records regarding investments, tithes, and holdings?

    Which means that the money that the Catholic Churches are claiming they "Don't Have" and are going bankrupt to avoid paying the judged amounts are liars since they are a part of the Global Network of Catholics that are governed from the Vatican, which has wealth enough to make whole countries GDP pale in comparison.

    So… How can anyone possibly justify tithing to the Church, knowing about the lies, abuse, hidden assets, etc.?

    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago
  • I found a way to get the old layout back: Go through Y!A Canada! Does it work for anyone else?

    I HATE the New Y!A Layout with the purple and bullsh** and I happened to come across Yahoo! Answers Canada and they still have the old, GOOD layout.

    Does anyone else want the old layout back?

    Can you access it via Non-American versions of Y!A or is it just me?

    4 AnswersYahoo Answers7 years ago
  • How do you use an Oregon Trail EBT Card? Must the qualifying items be purchased in a single transaction or 2?

    A friend of mine is up in Oregon and she and her daughter qualify for the Oregon Trail EBT Food Stamp Card now that the husband abandoned the family and I'm wondering how all this works…

    I looked at the Oregon Trail Aid Website and it says what a "Qualified Purchase" is vs an "Unqualified Purchase", such as you can buy Fresh Produce and Chicken but not Cat Food or Body Lotion, but they don't say how you would actually pay for it all at the checkout counter.

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    ►EBT Card Oregon Trail Cards - State of Oregon

    http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ebt/Pages/default.aspx

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    If you had a basket with the following in it, how would you pay for it all?

    • Fresh Chicken

    • Bag of Baby Carrots

    • Bottle of Body Lotion

    • Bag of Cat Food

    Would you have to have 2 transactions:

    ✖ EBT Transaction:

    • Fresh Chicken

    • Bag of Baby Carrots

    ✖ Non-EBT Transaction:

    • Bottle of Body Lotion

    • Bag of Cat Food

    Or would you be able to do 1 transaction with all 4 items and the card knows what to pay for and what not to pay for?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
  • How did they make food spicy before Chilies were imported to the old world?

    Chilies, both hot and sweet, are new world plants...

    Asia, India/Southeast Asia, the Middle East, etc. have super hot food as staples but I can't believe that these cultures didn't have 'hot'foods before 1492 and Columbus bringing chilies back to the old world...

    When I search recipes, they all say chilies are the source of the heat, but is this just because today this is the easiest substitute to find or was food lacking in burn before new to old world trade?

    1 AnswerEthnic Cuisine7 years ago
  • Where do people get the idea that "Satan" is the source of all the "bad" in the world?

    For some reason I can't understand, I'm watching Ancient Aliens and the new episode is about "Satan being an Alien" and they keep talking about how Satan and his minions murdered their way across the bible… How he is the cause of all the evil… How he is trying to get people to go to hell because HE RULES in hell…

    NONE of this is based in what the bible ACTUALLY bloody says… But these are also common threads of belief in the Average Christian as well as the Ancient Alien nuts.

    Lets look at the facts:

    1. It appears that Satan only killed 10 people in the bible: the seven sons and three daughters of Job. (And he only does this because god allowed it as part of a bet!) While "God" is estimated to have killed between 33,041,220 and 2.8 million people in the Bible. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread602571/p... " God makes the Devil look like a veritable saint in comparison."

    2. The Bible is quite clear that everything, all the good and all the bad, all the sins and all the virtue, all the righteous and all the evil, come from and are directly controlled by God, not Satan. The Bible even says that people can be "Possessed by the evil spirit of the Lord". Not "Possessed by demons" or "Satan" or "The Devil" but by the "Evil Spirit Of God".

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    ✞✞✞ "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7)

    ✞✞✞ "And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him." (I Samuel 16:23)

    ✞✞✞ "And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand." (I Samuel 19:9)

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    3. Satan doesn't "Rule Hell".The bible says that it was created first to punish Satan and the other Angels and then as a place to torture "beasts and false prophets."

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    ✞✞✞ "God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into chains of darkness to be held for judgment." (2 Peter 2:4)

    ✞✞✞ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels! (Matthew 25:41)

    ✞✞✞ "And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 13:42)

    ✞✞✞ "And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever." (Revelation 20:10).

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    That's right, chains and prisons... for Satan. No iron fortresses, no fiery thrones, no mention of Satan ruling the cell block... all of that is from the Bible's extended universe and fan fiction...

    Soooooo…

    Where does it say that Satan "Sends his demons" out to posses people?

    Where does it say that Satan "Murders" lost of people?

    Where does it say that God isn't able to stop all the evil things "Demons" make people do?

    Why does it say, in the Torah and Bible, that "God" creates all the evil in the world?

    Why does it always come back to Non-Believers knowing FAR MORE about your holy texts than most believers do?

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    Disclaimer: Yes. Satan is imaginary. I'm asking believers in the God/Satan myth why so many people believe what is more along the lines of Fan-Fiction than what is ACTUALLY contained in their holy texts.

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    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago
  • Quickbooks: Driver is owed Per Diem. How to enter unpaid per diem in QB?

    Driver is wracking up Per Diem but won't be paid for it for a while.

    He wants us to keep it and cut him a check all at once but I need to enter it into the QuickBooks to keep track of it...

    Do I enter it in as a Liability or an Expense?

    I'm very confused as I am new at this and my CPA is on vacation so I can't ask him until at least next week.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance7 years ago