• Why don't Americans know their own scholars?

    Best answer: Time is a key element to your answer. We don't take the time to investigate further than what is presented on TV in sound bites. Our view of history comes from the History Channel. They don't introduce us to Chomsky, so we don't know about him. Get them to make a movie of the week about him, and everyone will suddenly... show more
    Best answer: Time is a key element to your answer. We don't take the time to investigate further than what is presented on TV in sound bites. Our view of history comes from the History Channel. They don't introduce us to Chomsky, so we don't know about him. Get them to make a movie of the week about him, and everyone will suddenly take an interest in him. ~
    8 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 9 years ago
  • How about buying a sigma 70-300 mm lens for canon eos 1000 d?

    Best answer: I have a couple Sigma lenses, but I prefer the Canon ones I own. I got a 75-300mm IS USM Canon lens off eBay (actually two; one for my wife and mine) for under $300 each. I don't know how much the Sigma is, but personally I think the Canon is much better. ~
    Best answer: I have a couple Sigma lenses, but I prefer the Canon ones I own. I got a 75-300mm IS USM Canon lens off eBay (actually two; one for my wife and mine) for under $300 each. I don't know how much the Sigma is, but personally I think the Canon is much better. ~
    4 answers · Cameras · 9 years ago
  • Should Obama place his right hand on a biology book or encyclopedia when taking the presidential oath in 2012?

    Your question already has him reelected in 2012... I think we should wait until after the election to pose a question about the inauguration. `
    Your question already has him reelected in 2012... I think we should wait until after the election to pose a question about the inauguration. `
    17 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • Camera to buy for a beginner in photography?

    Best answer: Entry level is so hard to predict what is best for a beginner. What kind of pictures are you going to take, and how are you going to use them? Unless you are going to make enlargements of your photos to hang on the wall, you probably don't need anything over 5 or 6 megapixels. The 5d is 12 megapixel. If you are emailing your... show more
    Best answer: Entry level is so hard to predict what is best for a beginner. What kind of pictures are you going to take, and how are you going to use them? Unless you are going to make enlargements of your photos to hang on the wall, you probably don't need anything over 5 or 6 megapixels. The 5d is 12 megapixel. If you are emailing your photos or posting them on line, you will want to reduce them to several kilobytes to save bandwidth. Ebay pics are rather small too. If you are going to make 11x14 blow ups to put on the wall, then the 12 megapixel camera is great. Photography is about composition and background. You can learn to do that with a disposable camera or low end digital. Digital cameras in the 5-8 megapixel with built-in zoom are easy to handle and produce good results. If you are looking for SLR (single lens reflex - or looking through the lens at the actual picture you are taking rather than looking at an LCD screen) then you have the additional expense of interchangeable lenses. I used to be a professional photographer and had top end cameras for that work. Today, both my wife and I have Canon EOS Rebels in 6 megapixel and are extremely happy with them. You can usually get them for under $300 on ebay. It comes with the 18-55mm lens as standard. We added the 75-300mm IS USM lens and with those two lenses we find we can take just about everything we want. I have a number of additional lenses, but those are the two I end up packing when I take my camera out on the road. (So I have around $600 total in my camera and lens.) My friend just bought his wife a Nikon digital 8 megapixel with 15x zoom and they are very happy with it. So, it all depends what you are going to do with your pictures, how much money you want to spend, how much time you have to learn how to handle the camera and how committed to the time it takes to learn SLR photography. Read about the different options before you buy and spend what you need for a camera to do what you intend to do with your photos. Good luck! ~
    5 answers · Cameras · 9 years ago
  • Why is history interesting ....?

    Best answer: How many times do you see people getting together and talking about what happened last night, last week, all about someones life? It is the same thing with history... we want to know the details of how we got to where we are today... who won, who lost, the loves, the tragedies, where we started and where we were along the way. It... show more
    Best answer: How many times do you see people getting together and talking about what happened last night, last week, all about someones life? It is the same thing with history... we want to know the details of how we got to where we are today... who won, who lost, the loves, the tragedies, where we started and where we were along the way. It is just natural for humans to want to know these things whether it is at the water cooler talking about who is dating who, or in another context involving true history. TV channels like The History Channel, Discovery, History International have great popularity because they fill peoples need to know about the past. ~
    7 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Was Gen. Custer dead and his body just brought to the battle of little bighorn?

    Best answer: No. The guy you talked to was full of BS and probably high on something. There aren't any sites to give you because it is made up nonsense. ~
    Best answer: No. The guy you talked to was full of BS and probably high on something. There aren't any sites to give you because it is made up nonsense. ~
    4 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Can someone give me 3 reasons why the Roman Catholic Church was corrupt back in the middle ages?

    Money Power Greed `
    Money Power Greed `
    9 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Was 2004 the worst year ever?

    Best answer: What's so bad about 2004? Nothing I heard about would come close to the year of the Great Flood that wiped out most of human kind... The year the Black Plague killed millions in Europe, The year the Nazi party started the Final Solution. Those are just a couple of examples. There have been plenty of years far worse than... show more
    Best answer: What's so bad about 2004? Nothing I heard about would come close to the year of the Great Flood that wiped out most of human kind... The year the Black Plague killed millions in Europe, The year the Nazi party started the Final Solution. Those are just a couple of examples. There have been plenty of years far worse than 2004. ~
    6 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Why is he all out of shape that I agreed with the break up and I have been moving on?

    Best answer: I think he was playing the yo-yo game with you.... Throw you out, snap you back and see how much string he has to work with. The string broke on the first throw and he didn't expect that so he has to pick up his yo-yo and start over. If you go back with him, he will keep pushing you away and bringing you back until he... show more
    Best answer: I think he was playing the yo-yo game with you.... Throw you out, snap you back and see how much string he has to work with. The string broke on the first throw and he didn't expect that so he has to pick up his yo-yo and start over. If you go back with him, he will keep pushing you away and bringing you back until he controls the string. ~
    3 answers · Family · 9 years ago
  • What are the type of jobs in the Navy that doesn't require close combat?

    Just about all of the ship board jobs don't see combat. If you really want to stay away from combat, go nuclear subs. I did that for over 8 years and can tell you it is about as far from ground operations as you can get without going into space. ~
    Just about all of the ship board jobs don't see combat. If you really want to stay away from combat, go nuclear subs. I did that for over 8 years and can tell you it is about as far from ground operations as you can get without going into space. ~
    8 answers · Military · 9 years ago
  • In future will countries compete against eachother to bomb the moon?

    Nope. That would be like dropping bombs in the ocean... what is the point? This was a scientific experiment not a bomb. ~
    Nope. That would be like dropping bombs in the ocean... what is the point? This was a scientific experiment not a bomb. ~
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 9 years ago
  • Http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/hunting/ammunition/rimfire?

    Best answer: No gun is good for self/home defense unless you know how to use it when the time comes. I don't believe a 22lr is a good choice. You will probably be scared and unable to place a shot in the right place to instantly kill the attacker. The best weapon for the average homeowner would be a pump action shotgun. The distinctive... show more
    Best answer: No gun is good for self/home defense unless you know how to use it when the time comes. I don't believe a 22lr is a good choice. You will probably be scared and unable to place a shot in the right place to instantly kill the attacker. The best weapon for the average homeowner would be a pump action shotgun. The distinctive sound of the gun cambering a round will strike fear into most intruders. ~
    3 answers · Hunting · 9 years ago
  • I need a clever attention getting stragtry for my process speech. I'm making fettuccine. Any ideas?

    Best answer: Start with the finished product and "reverse engineer" it taking it apart until you have the raw ingredients on display..... Reverse process. ~
    Best answer: Start with the finished product and "reverse engineer" it taking it apart until you have the raw ingredients on display..... Reverse process. ~
    4 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 9 years ago
  • Does anybody knows how a vampire can live in this world ?

    I believe that vampires are fictional... Like Santa Claus. Just someones imagination hard at work. No they can't live in this world because they don't exist. USA - over 50 ~
    I believe that vampires are fictional... Like Santa Claus. Just someones imagination hard at work. No they can't live in this world because they don't exist. USA - over 50 ~
    6 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Was Bob Marley Killed by the CIA?

    Best answer: I think he was just.... Stoned to death. (And I don't mean rocks.) ~
    Best answer: I think he was just.... Stoned to death. (And I don't mean rocks.) ~
    5 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • Lots of people dont know this,but lets see if u do.How did medieval times end?

    Best answer: It was fourth and ten at the twenty, they were down by seven and the clock expired. ~
    Best answer: It was fourth and ten at the twenty, they were down by seven and the clock expired. ~
    7 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • What do you think has been the most pivotal day in recorded history?

    If the 10% of humanity who remained wrote anything down, then it most certainly would count. Our recorded history includes accounts of mankind before the great flood that wiped out human life except for a hand full of people on the arc. That is recorded history, but relies on "story telling" before it was written down. A pivotal... show more
    If the 10% of humanity who remained wrote anything down, then it most certainly would count. Our recorded history includes accounts of mankind before the great flood that wiped out human life except for a hand full of people on the arc. That is recorded history, but relies on "story telling" before it was written down. A pivotal moment that defined Eastern culture might mean nothing to the West, and vice versa. If you look at an event like Hitler killing himself ending WWII in Europe, that had no real effect on the war in the Pacific thus being only partially pivotal. Same would be true for the attack on Pearl Harbor: it only affected part of the picture. Probably the "most pivotal" day would be the day the IC (integrated circuit) chip was invented because just about nothing in our lives today would be possible without it. In the past two decades, mankind has progressed further than in all of recorded history before that point. ~
    10 answers · History · 9 years ago
  • What specifically did 0bama do (speeches don't count) to earn the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Where have you been... He has given the world a glimmer of hope that the USA isn't going to stomp the living s**t out of every country that disagrees with us. ~
    Where have you been... He has given the world a glimmer of hope that the USA isn't going to stomp the living s**t out of every country that disagrees with us. ~
    24 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • Arent we proud of our commander in chief, ?

    Yep. He is only the third sitting president to ever win the prize. Kudos to President Obama. ~
    Yep. He is only the third sitting president to ever win the prize. Kudos to President Obama. ~
    19 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • Why did Pres. Obama sell out our country for personal gain? He won the Nobe prize by putting down America.?

    Your goggles must be fogged over... It doesn't look like that at all. He presented the world with a different view of America, one less like a bully, one people can respect and work with. He deserves credit for making America part of the world community again instead of the world ruler. I doubt he is even interested in the $1.4 million... show more
    Your goggles must be fogged over... It doesn't look like that at all. He presented the world with a different view of America, one less like a bully, one people can respect and work with. He deserves credit for making America part of the world community again instead of the world ruler. I doubt he is even interested in the $1.4 million prize and I suspect he will donate it to charity. ~
    14 answers · Elections · 9 years ago