• Poll/survey: have you still got a landline phone?

    Best answer: No I haven't had one since 2002
    Best answer: No I haven't had one since 2002
    51 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Why do liberals hate the moral values of the 1950s so much?

    Best answer: In the 50's black families were incredibly solid, married parents and barely 20% of black babies were born out of wedlock. Democrats and Feminazis then told women that they don't need men, black mothers were given govt money for having babies out of wedlock, given govt housing - and what is the... show more
    Best answer: In the 50's black families were incredibly solid, married parents and barely 20% of black babies were born out of wedlock.
    Democrats and Feminazis then told women that they don't need men, black mothers were given govt money for having babies out of wedlock, given govt housing - and what is the result??

    Multigenerational poverty, epidemic single parenthood, violent drug infested neighborhoods, and over 75% of black babies are born out of wedlock.

    They DO NOT WANT people relying on themselves, and want to increase govt dependence.
    54 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Why is there existence?

    46 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago
  • When you see that difficult road do you see it as a road that's going to lead you to your desired destination?

    Best answer: I'm Canadian. Canada's a huge nation with few people. Towns and cities here are literal islands of civilization in a vast sea of primal wilderness. So to my way of being and living, who the hell needs roads? I certainly don't. If the road's rough, I blaze my own trail. If the road's... show more
    Best answer: I'm Canadian. Canada's a huge nation with few people.
    Towns and cities here are literal islands of civilization in a vast sea of primal wilderness.

    So to my way of being and living, who the hell needs roads? I certainly don't.

    If the road's rough, I blaze my own trail.
    If the road's nonexistent, I'll hike, ATV, snowmobile, canoe, dogsled or snowshoe my way where I want to go.
    Or charter a float plane or ski plane to land me on the closet lake and make my own way from there.

    I've had the same attitude in my personal life and career.
    Because there's no such thing as a road that can keep anyone from their desired destination.
    Not in a world where anyone can make their own if only they have the will, courage and perseverance.
    21 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • I need a mature answer?

    I suddenly feel close to god not the god created by mankind but god ...spirituality humanity or love ...but i feel close to god all of a sudden and i feel secure but its a weird feeling
    I suddenly feel close to god not the god created by mankind but god ...spirituality humanity or love ...but i feel close to god all of a sudden and i feel secure but its a weird feeling
    32 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago
  • Why doesn't Communism work?

    Best answer: Because people are selfish by nature. Because people want what's better than the next person by nature. Because people seek novelty and enjoy having a choice by nature. Because many (not all) people are more driven to develop great products and services for personal financial gain as opposed to considering... show more
    Best answer: Because people are selfish by nature. Because people want what's better than the next person by nature. Because people seek novelty and enjoy having a choice by nature. Because many (not all) people are more driven to develop great products and services for personal financial gain as opposed to considering their input in society. Because by nature societies build from competitiveness (although this is open to debate) and because it can stall the world from progressing due to the sense of entitlement communism can cause (although this is also open to debate)
    53 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • Did Britain, not Germany, lose WW2?

    Best answer: It was ultimately the USA and USSR which won and benefited from the war.
    Best answer: It was ultimately the USA and USSR which won and benefited from the war.
    21 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Did the Roman Empire have a political system set up that allowed very rich people to run it behind the scenes like the USA today?

    Best answer: Surely you have heard of Marcus Licinius Crassus. If not, it's because his main contribution was money, while the Caesars got the power and fame. And Gnaeus Pompeiius [Pompey] ended up dead, maybe because he didn't really get along with Crassus. Crassus was a key person in the transformation of the... show more
    Best answer: Surely you have heard of Marcus Licinius Crassus.
    If not, it's because his main contribution was money, while the Caesars got the power and fame. And Gnaeus Pompeiius [Pompey] ended up dead, maybe because he didn't really get along with Crassus.
    Crassus was a key person in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He was a lifelong ally of Julius Caesar. And Julius, with Marcus Antonius was one of the last of the two elected rulers of Rome [the Republic didn't have just one, to make sure nobody got too much power]. He was serving with Marcus Antonius [Marc Anthony] when he was assassinated. Julius Caesar had also become Dictator by the end of his life. "Dictator" was a relatively democratic title in those days, since a person was made Dictator only by popular demand when the state was in a serious crisis. A Dictator did have singular powers. but the position was supposed to be temporary until the crisis was over. But in Caesar's case, it was an early sign that the Roman Republic was near its end.
    Julius Caesar was indeed more democratic in some ways. Under his rule, the Plebeians [you could say second class citizens] had their rights increased, so that some were able to hold high office. And he was working on land reform to take land from the high class rich [Patricians] and give it to the poorer citizens. Mind you, he did not intend to abolish slavery or give non-Romans the rights of citizenship.
    Once Caesar had been assassinated, his adopted son Octavius Caesar took power; he was given the title Augustus, and is very famous.
    [Crassus himself had been killed in a battle of attempted conquest in what is now Turkey, in an effort to get richer.]
    The Roman Republic could be described as an oligarchy, as the wealthy citizens [Patricians] had more rights than the Plebeians. The Empire blurred and extinguished the differences between Patricians and Plebeians, allowing some Plebeians to get more wealth and power. But it was no longer a Republic, and was no longer ruled by the people as before.
    18 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Are we in another cold war?

    15 answers · History · 20 hours ago
  • How would you get a gun in the UK?

    Best answer: If it is just a threat, have it be a "replica gun." That is one which doesn't fire and isn't meant to work at all. Such things are common in English crime novels and can be purchased fairly easily as stage props or just by collectors.
    Best answer: If it is just a threat, have it be a "replica gun." That is one which doesn't fire and isn't meant to work at all. Such things are common in English crime novels and can be purchased fairly easily as stage props or just by collectors.
    12 answers · Books & Authors · 7 hours ago
  • Is this normal for couples?

    My bf and I have been together a year. We live together and there is NO sex. We have sex MAYBE once a month. I’ve gone 8-10 weeks or more without sex. When I talk to him about it he has no concerns it doesn’t bother him at all. He doesn’t seem to care. We live together but don’t even sleep in the same bed. He loves... show more
    My bf and I have been together a year. We live together and there is NO sex. We have sex MAYBE once a month. I’ve gone 8-10 weeks or more without sex. When I talk to him about it he has no concerns it doesn’t bother him at all. He doesn’t seem to care. We live together but don’t even sleep in the same bed. He loves to watch tv on the couch every night and almost every single night falls asleep on the couch. He comes into bed around 4AM often waking me up turning on lights no real consideration for me sleeping. Then, he gets up at 6AM for work. Basically I’m “awake” by 4AM everyday. I’m starting to feel really rejected and alone. Any advice? Should I end things? Is this normal? We are both in our late 20’s.
    39 answers · Poetry · 4 days ago
  • Who was the first person on record to get murdered?

    Best answer: First please define "murder", since that concept and action has been subject to various interpretations in different parts of the world throughout history. The further back in history you go (beyond, say, 3000 years) the harder it is to find accurate records. Whatever answer you come up with, there will... show more
    Best answer: First please define "murder", since that concept and action has been subject to various interpretations in different parts of the world throughout history. The further back in history you go (beyond, say, 3000 years) the harder it is to find accurate records.

    Whatever answer you come up with, there will almost certainly be an older record of "murder"!
    35 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • Thoughts on the name Parker?

    14 answers · Genealogy · 23 hours ago
  • Why is rationality self-evident?

    14 answers · Philosophy · 24 hours ago
  • Was the British Empire bad or good?

    Best answer: Not a question which could be answered in a short answer! The British Empire had many of the good and bad points typical of most European empires of the last 500 years. Possibly it was not as bad as some aspects of the Spanish empire in Central and South America. It abolished the transatlantic slave trade... show more
    Best answer: Not a question which could be answered in a short answer!

    The British Empire had many of the good and bad points typical of most European empires of the last 500 years. Possibly it was not as bad as some aspects of the Spanish empire in Central and South America.

    It abolished the transatlantic slave trade (1809) and slavery altogether (1833) earlier than many empires and ex-colonies (USA 1865, Brazil 1888), and made strong efforts to use its naval power to stop any transatlantic slave trade by any set of people after 1809.

    On the other hand it "forced" opium addiction onto a great many Chinese people later in the 19th century because it had a surplus of opium.

    It has modified itself into "The Commonwealth" (heads of which are meeting in London today), which some people regard as simply a talking shop (with 53 members), but it is at least a civilised talking shop which might have a moderating influence on the world in general - no bad thing in these turbulent times.

    As I said earlier, it is a complex question, and you need to read at least two sources about the British Empire, and about European empires in general, before coming to a rational judgement about the merits and black points of the British Empire.
    19 answers · History · 2 days ago