• Agree or disagree, Banning guns will stop mass shootings?

    It may stop mass shootings, but violence will quite likely find another way to manifest itself. Stop being so naive.
    It may stop mass shootings, but violence will quite likely find another way to manifest itself. Stop being so naive.
    278 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Have you ever been to Africa?

    Only passing through. I had a four hour flight layover in Dubai when I took Emirates Airlines from Singapore to London.
    Only passing through. I had a four hour flight layover in Dubai when I took Emirates Airlines from Singapore to London.
    103 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 months ago
  • Who can legally drive my car?

    The best answer may not be accurate if you're under the age of 18, and here's why. ANYTHING you do your parents are legally responsible for you, so ANY legal responsibilities you assume, while not binding legally (the cosigning makes it binding - this is BOTH of their responsibilities. You didn't mention how old you are. So if... show more
    The best answer may not be accurate if you're under the age of 18, and here's why. ANYTHING you do your parents are legally responsible for you, so ANY legal responsibilities you assume, while not binding legally (the cosigning makes it binding - this is BOTH of their responsibilities. You didn't mention how old you are. So if you're older than 18. Legally, ANYONE you give permission to can drive that car, you are insuring the car and those you've given permission to drive it, but without permission, only you and your mom have legal authority to both give that permission AND to drive that car. SO. If you MOM gives you father permission. Then, you're SOL for it regardless of your age. Your father can legally drive that vehicle. But if you're under the age of 18. Your father doesn't need your or your mom's permission to drive it. He's legally responsible for you, and your responsibilities, and that car is a part of that responsibility. Make sense?
    31 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 months ago
  • I would randomly catch my step dad standing and looking at me when I slept naked?

    Personally, I've known people from varying backgrounds. Nudists and more physically expressive families where this behavior isn't unusual at all, and others, like myself, who grew up in more physically repressive households where something like this is definitely weird. I'd say - which household do you live in? You choose. show more
    Personally, I've known people from varying backgrounds. Nudists and more physically expressive families where this behavior isn't unusual at all, and others, like myself, who grew up in more physically repressive households where something like this is definitely weird. I'd say - which household do you live in? You choose.
    78 answers · Family · 2 months ago
  • Why is buying a gun as easy as buying candy?

    My advice is to try doing it and then come back and tell us your opinion.
    My advice is to try doing it and then come back and tell us your opinion.
    40 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 2 months ago
  • Did America's invent the pizza?

    Depends on which timeline you're looking at
    Depends on which timeline you're looking at
    110 answers · History · 2 months ago
  • If Trump ordered the military to launch nukes at a state, like New Jersey, could they refuse?

    Legally, no, but morally and ethically, of course they could.
    Legally, no, but morally and ethically, of course they could.
    35 answers · Military · 2 months ago
  • 1099 (Independent Contractor) job effect on my tax?

    You sound like you're new to the 1099 game. First, how are you set up? Are you a partnership, a corporation, an LLC, or is the 1099 income coming to you personally? In the case the income is coming to you personally and this is going against your social security number, then your tax situation at the end of the year - when you file with the... show more
    You sound like you're new to the 1099 game. First, how are you set up? Are you a partnership, a corporation, an LLC, or is the 1099 income coming to you personally? In the case the income is coming to you personally and this is going against your social security number, then your tax situation at the end of the year - when you file with the IRS - will be no different than if you received the income on a W2 basis and paid taxes through withholding. The purpose of the withholding is to make it easier to not have to send a massive lump sum check at the end of the year which you'd have to if you werent' paying taxes or were paying quarterly installments. However, taxes on a 1099 through a corporation you own is a different story. For example. What I used to do was consult for $150 an hour leveraging my company, an LLC I established in Delaware. Delaware's one of few states that lets a corporation shield the ownership structure from the prying eyes of the public, and from there - I myself THEN turned around and paid myself the equivalent of $80k a year in salary and I was an employee of the company. Corporate wise, I had one set of taxes to deal with based on my income, but I'd turn around and invest most of that money in tax shields that diminished my corporate taxation to almost nothing. And personally, I had a house and a great deal of write offs that diminished my personal taxes a great deal as well - I think I paid only about 10% of my income - total - in state and federal taxes at the time. The 1099 INVITES you to be creative. but first thing's first. DONT accrue 1099 income under your social security number, accrue it in an LLC or a corporation you own - NOT a partnership or sole proprietorship. This lets you more cleanly separate out business related activities and expenses (ie: transportation, business meeting expenses and lunches, airfare, hotels, office supplies, computers, etc) and correlated tax deductions FROM your personal expenses and correlated deductions and makes it easier - should the IRS investigate - for you to provide a pretty easy to understand paper trail and defense for your expenditures. I was audited about 6 times as a 1099 contractor/consultant, and in every instance I wound up with a better understanding of how to prepare things for the IRS but never - not once - having more taxes owed. 1099 complicates your tax situation, for sure, but when used like a modern corporation does, you as a contractor and consultant can reap the same rewards the big companies do by this system.
    11 answers · United States · 2 months ago
  • Does it look bad on a resume if you only worked somewhere for 2 months? (high school student)?

    Look, you're still in school, still finding your way - so be a bit kinder to yourself, ok? What's on your resume doesn't really matter until your first two years in the career area and field you're interested and know - know - that you're interested in spending a chunk of your life in (5+ years). Once you start acquiring your... show more
    Look, you're still in school, still finding your way - so be a bit kinder to yourself, ok? What's on your resume doesn't really matter until your first two years in the career area and field you're interested and know - know - that you're interested in spending a chunk of your life in (5+ years). Once you start acquiring your experience, most employers understand that most people don't land immediately on their feet outside of high school and even college. So the jobs you might take in high school like flippin burgers at In and Out or ushering theatres at AMC Theatres simply don't matter much when you find your career area. Unless of course that becomes your career area, and even then, most people are well aware that when you're under 25 you don't know your head from your butt when it comes to your life let alone your career. So don't stress yourself out about it.
    19 answers · Food Service · 2 months ago
  • Which party are you affiliated with?

    The last election I donated to the democrats, republicans, and the liberal candidate to. So all the above. I choose based on the person, not the party lines.
    The last election I donated to the democrats, republicans, and the liberal candidate to. So all the above. I choose based on the person, not the party lines.
    261 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • What do you think of Katy Perry?

    Adorable and talented.
    Adorable and talented.
    217 answers · Celebrities · 2 months ago
  • If a star destroyer crashed into earth at 40k mph would we all die?

    I wouldn't not sure about you.
    I wouldn't not sure about you.
    22 answers · Beer, Wine & Spirits · 3 months ago
  • With Trump in Office, Is the USA becoming like Nazi Germany?

    History doesn't repeat itself. It only appears like that to the untrained and uneducated eye.
    History doesn't repeat itself. It only appears like that to the untrained and uneducated eye.
    140 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • If God isn't real, how do you tell right from wrong?

    I was an atheist for most of my life. Hated the idea of believing in God. Sure, I had a father and mother, I was adopted, but a being or entity superior to me? I never liked the idea, as I preferred believing I was making choices for me and my life and the influential hands that guided my life - both known and unknown - knew things from their... show more
    I was an atheist for most of my life. Hated the idea of believing in God. Sure, I had a father and mother, I was adopted, but a being or entity superior to me? I never liked the idea, as I preferred believing I was making choices for me and my life and the influential hands that guided my life - both known and unknown - knew things from their perspective that I did not and vice versa. So through the course of my life I developed - through experience - my concepts and ideas of right and wrong through simple experience. Try something. I like how it turns out or like how it makes me feel. I'll do it again. Try something and I get my *** kicked for it. Then chances are I wont do it again. Or sometimes I just find new ways to do it again to get what I want. Through the course of this. I learned about things that worked for me that I didn't mind done to me. Other things I didn't like happening to me. I dont like the threat of or being killed - that makes a wrong. I dont like being stolen from and don't like thievery. That makes a wrong. So through simple life experiences, and what I was trying to get out of life, I developed a sense of what worked for me, what was right, and what was wrong. Where was God in all this? God was the thing people spent so much time and energy trying to convince me to believe was real. God was the entity that many others repeatedly became hostile about when I was asked about my religious philosophies which was often contrary to theirs. To this day. Church - NOT God - was and is a nice source of community and people to meet that you know are generally speaking going to be good people. But more often than not, I found those that believed in their idea and notion of God to be real jerks who made no effort, whatsoever, to understand or respect other's ideas of God. Short answer. I formed my ideas of right and wrong without believing God's real. I know God's real now. And all that's done is made me a bit more tolerant of those who used to attack my beliefs, but nothing else. Right and wrong is dependent on the individual, in my opinion, who interprets what God is and is not, and forms their ideas of right and wrong based on interpretation. NOT fact. A moral and ethical compass
    156 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Why does Trump think he can suppress the freedom of the press?

    While I havent heard evidence of your allegations, the President of the United States is above the law and capable of making any choice he or she or it feels is appropriate to run that office. That's why he thinks he can suppress the press as you asserted. He can. Morally and ethically, while there's no obligations that he respect the... show more
    While I havent heard evidence of your allegations, the President of the United States is above the law and capable of making any choice he or she or it feels is appropriate to run that office. That's why he thinks he can suppress the press as you asserted. He can. Morally and ethically, while there's no obligations that he respect the rules and laws of the country he's governing, choosing to do the right thing is just a good idea. not all the time. but most of the time at least.
    14 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Why should we exist?

    Quit speaking in terms of we and find a reason for you to exist, and there's your answer.
    Quit speaking in terms of we and find a reason for you to exist, and there's your answer.
    49 answers · Philosophy · 3 months ago
  • Do you think we are already in HELL ?

    Reality is what you choose it to be. Look for evidence and focus on it being something, and you'll find it.
    Reality is what you choose it to be. Look for evidence and focus on it being something, and you'll find it.
    40 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 3 months ago
  • Are you an organized person? Or messy?

    Yep
    Yep
    104 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 months ago
  • Last thing you bought?

    A can of Progresso soup (Thick and Hearty New England Clam Chowder - THE BEST) and a thing of mac and cheese cup of noddles.
    A can of Progresso soup (Thick and Hearty New England Clam Chowder - THE BEST) and a thing of mac and cheese cup of noddles.
    228 answers · Personal Finance · 3 months ago