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  • Does anyone believe Trump's claim that Biden is "against God", as though Trump were "for God"?

    I am not a Democrat and am not voting for Joe Biden, but for Trump to claim that Biden is "against God", as though Trump--with his behavior and statements--is pro-God?  Really?

    12 AnswersPolitics3 hours ago
  • Why couldn’t the UK send an equal number of planes to shoot down German bombers in WWII?

    In World War II, Germany sent hundreds of bombers per night, night after night, to attack London and other cities.

    Why couldn’t the Royal Air Force simply send a huge number of planes to attack the fleets of bombers?

    I don’t understand why British cities seemed to just be defended by anti-aircraft guns and small numbers of planes.

    1 AnswerHistory1 day ago
  • Why couldn’t the UK send an equal number of planes to shoot down German bombers in WWII?

    In World War II, Germany sent hundreds of bombers per night, night after night, to attack London and other cities.

    Why couldn’t the Royal Air Force simply send a huge number of planes to attack the fleets of bombers?

    I don’t understand why British cities seemed to just be defended by anti-aircraft guns and small numbers of planes.

    3 AnswersPolitics1 day ago
  • Were German citizens horrified by bombings of Warsaw, Rotterdam and London in WWII?

    Given the outcry in the US against the second Iraq war and brutality of US armed forces: weren’t German citizens at least concerned by Germany’s bombings of European cities in World War II?

    If I lived then, I think I’d be concerned, both for humanitarian reasons and out of concern that the bombed countries would retaliate and bomb me.


    6 AnswersHistory2 days ago
  • Friends who don’t pay you back on time, when asked?

    What is wrong with people?

    I loaned Former Friend 1 a lot of money.  He defaulted on the debt and I had to go after him with a lawyer to get repaid.

    I vented about this to Friend 2.  Friend 2 also wanted to borrow so I agreed to loan a little bit to him.  We also have a strong contract, in my favor, with clear due dates.

    Friend 2 missed a due date and I reminded him of the due date and that I wanted the repayments to be automatic; I didn’t want to be in the debt collection business.

    Friend 2 then paid, but this month he missed another payment date.

    WTF is wrong with people (other than me for being so retarded; I know not to lend to anyone ever again)?

    3 AnswersFriends2 days ago
  • Friends in the United Kingdom, would you have the US back as a Commonwealth Realm?

    I'm American (largely of English and Scottish stock), and I'll concede: we in the US have blown it.  Rather than being similar to Canada or Australia, we've descended into riots, disastrous responses to deadly pandemics and with an orange Benito Mussolini as our executive.

    Would you have us back, please, at least as a Commonwealth Realm (a member of the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth as head of state), like Canada or Australia?

    5 AnswersGovernment4 days ago
  • How offensive is it to return a groomsman's gift to the groom?

    I was a groomsman in a former friend's wedding a few months ago.  Then he stole from me and threatened to sue me.

    I still have the groomsman's gift that he gave me, still wrapped in the original packaging: a small bag with my initials on it.

    We're in settlement discussions re: his restitution for the theft, and we both have lawyers.

    How offensive would it be for me to return the gift to him, still unwrapped, now?

    8 AnswersWeddings4 days ago
  • Trump supporters, why is it OK for Trump to delay the 2020 election?

    Yes, voting by mail seems like an opportunity for fraud but the solution is just to tighten controls, not delay the election.  And if it’s OK for Trump to delay an election, will it be OK for the next Obama to?

    11 AnswersPolitics4 days ago
  • How can Christian denominations be OK with divorce when Bible is clear that there are only very limited grounds for divorce?

    If I recall correctly, Jesus said that adultery or the like is the only permitted basis for divorce and that anyone who wrongly divorces and then remarries commits adultery.

    With that, how can Christian churches be OK with divorce and with allowing remarriages to occur inside their church buildings? 

    Mainline Christian denominations in the US have divorced and remarried pastors, leaders, etc. and do not have a problem allowing people to leave their spouses for a range of reasons and then remarry inside cn rich buildings.  How?

    22 AnswersReligion & Spirituality5 days ago
  • After 2020, will Democrats and Republicans go back to having large in-person conventions?

    Political conventions in presidential election years are now just ads for the party and the nominee.  Now that the ones in 2020 will be small, will both parties ever go back to having large conventions?

    1 AnswerPolitics5 days ago
  • Have you ever encountered someone who was a long-time church member, but actually lived a very un-Christian life?

    For example, have you ever known someone who was in your church for a long time, but it turned out that the person was a thief, a serial adulterer, convicted for fraud or something else, showing that the person really was not Christian?

    In mine, one deacon was caught stealing funds from the offering plate.  Clearly that person has some issues and is not a "true believer".

    Any other experiences in your church like this?

    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality5 days ago
  • Why do people in the UK call the US “America”?

    Every now and then you’ll hear someone in the US call the country “America” but the more usual term is “the US” or “the United States”.  And doesn’t calling the US “America” overlook Canada, which Her Majesty still owns?😊

    7 AnswersPolitics5 days ago
  • Why do these countries exist?

    Kosovo: It’s inhabited by Albanians.  Why not become part of Albania?

    Moldova: It used to be part of Romania and is inhabited by people who used to be Romanians and who speak either Romanian or a language that is the same as Romanian.  Why not become part of Romania?

    Other - Europe6 days ago
  • Calling a coworker “Doogie Howser”: acceptable?

    My office has a young employee who graduated from an Ivy League school and is clearly really smart.

    One mid level manager calls him “Doogie Howser”- the young brilliant prodigy featured in the 1980s or 1990s TV series.  The manager will even page him over the office intercom: “Doogie Howser, report to Mr. Smith’s office.”

    Is this appropriate?  The young employee doesn’t laugh or say anything.  

    7 AnswersEtiquette7 days ago
  • Are the models in George Michael's "Too Funky" attractive?

    The world's most beautiful women were models in George Michael's "Too Funky", a dance hit from the early '90s.  The video shows them wearing various costumes on a runway at a fashion show.

    I find the costumes that they're wearing to be bizarre, and they don't do it for me. But they are inherently beautiful women.

    Thoughts?  Are the models just a gay guy's (George Michael's) desirable women?  Is the video bizarre? Great song in any event.

    1 AnswerRock and Pop1 week ago
  • Why would members of Congress sleep in their offices?

    I assume that members of Congress sleep in their offices to save money, but really? Surely they can get a bedroom somewhere around Capitol Hill for $1,000 a month, which they can afford.

    2 AnswersPolitics1 week ago
  • Which of these workplace behaviors is the most annoying?

    Which grates in you the most?

    1. “Following up” emails.

    2.  Emailing to ask that you “hop on a call” or have a “quick chat” without giving more information.

    3. “Reaching out again” emails.

    4. “Bumping this to the top of your inbox” emails.

    2 AnswersEtiquette1 week ago
  • How can Democrats attack Republicans for being anti-Semitic when Democrat Ilan Omar is blatantly anti-Jewish and Democrats do nothing?

    I'm repulsed at the ad that GOP Senator David Perdue's campaign had on Facebook, increasing the size of Jon Ossoff's nose.  That's despicable and I don't think that I could vote for Perdue after that.

    As a result, Democrats are claiming that Republicans are anti-Semitic.

    I'd say that evangelicals- the GOP's core- are very pro-Israel, but more importantly, Democratic Representative Ilan Omar (D-MN) is vocally and blatantly anti-Israel.

    Why don't Democrats cleanse anti-Semitism in their own ranks if they truly care about it?

    7 AnswersPolitics1 week ago
  • Anyone else resent royals who voluntarily give up their royal privileges and move to the US?

    Not only Prince Harry but also part of the Swedish royal family has moved to the US, and probably there are other members of royal families who have moved to the US.

    Anyone else kind of resent that?  Being a royal is something that very few people in the world have.  Sure, the publicity can be irksome (although who’s heard of royalty of smaller countries) but shouldn’t members of royal families use the gift of celebrity and royal status to make the world better, instead of ditching that privilege and moving to the US?

    10 AnswersRoyalty2 weeks ago
  • What if World Wars I and II had never happened?

    Would European empires and monarchies across the continent still exist, although with figurehead emperors and significant autonomy for various ethnic groups?  Or would Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire still have vanished and become republics?

    4 AnswersHistory2 weeks ago