• What is a simile for the word "absolutely"?

    definately
    definately
    5 answers · Languages · 6 years ago
  • What it is like in Los Angeles and new york?

    When I went to New York the biggest thing that struck me was the size of the city and the buildings themselves. I come from a city with skyscrappers but they are different in New York, they are huge and thick. I found the people very nice. I went to LA but that was when I was 12 years old and in 1988 so it has probably changed a lot since... show more
    When I went to New York the biggest thing that struck me was the size of the city and the buildings themselves. I come from a city with skyscrappers but they are different in New York, they are huge and thick. I found the people very nice. I went to LA but that was when I was 12 years old and in 1988 so it has probably changed a lot since then. I remember arriving at a seven eleven store with my dad just after a robbery had taken place and the store owner had been bitten on his hand :)
    4 answers · New York City · 6 years ago
  • TThe tragedy of Chernobyl/Pripyat?

    People did return also immediately after being evacuated and have been eating the food grown from there and breeding farm animals with no negative health effects. An extract from one of the links below: "In the largely deserted village of Chernobyl, 18km from the reactor and deep inside the government's total exclusion zone, the... show more
    People did return also immediately after being evacuated and have been eating the food grown from there and breeding farm animals with no negative health effects. An extract from one of the links below: "In the largely deserted village of Chernobyl, 18km from the reactor and deep inside the government's total exclusion zone, the UN's report was welcomed among the 600 people who have illegally returned to their old homes. Nina Melnik, 47, who edits a local newsletter, said: "I don't just know that relocating people killed more than the radiation did, it is scientifically proven. It was totally the wrong thing to do. They should open up the area and let everyone come back." The UN report suggested that the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people "destroyed communities, broke up families, and led to unemployment, depression, and stress-related illnesses." Oksana Garnets, head of the UN Chernobyl programme, stated: "The first reaction was to move people out. Only later did we think that perhaps some of them shouldn't have been moved. It has become clear that the direct influence of radiation on health is actually much less that the indirect consequences on health of relocating hundreds of thousands of people.... The direct effect of radiation is not that substantial." Hanna Semenenko moved back to her village of Illintsi which is in the middle of the officially-evacuated, 30km zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1987. She stated in 2007: "Radioactivity? That's nonsense! I've lived here for twenty years and everything's clean.... Officials come and check us, they check our food and our clothes. There is nowhere as clean as here! We have electricity, thank God, and I get water nearby. We grow potatoes, cabbages and tomatoes, and mobile shops visit us twice a week."
    3 answers · Russia · 6 years ago
  • Margaret Thatcher- what do you think?

    I don't know much about Thatcher (I am not British) but I was impressed with her abilities in Parliament and her strong leadership. The people out there publicly celebrating her death with laughs and joy make me side with Thatcher as I don't want to be associated with people with that kind of mentality and I am worried about the type of... show more
    I don't know much about Thatcher (I am not British) but I was impressed with her abilities in Parliament and her strong leadership. The people out there publicly celebrating her death with laughs and joy make me side with Thatcher as I don't want to be associated with people with that kind of mentality and I am worried about the type of leader these people would support. Even when Hussein or Bin Laden were killed I thought the public celebrations were hypocritical and in bad tatse. I remember when 911 happened and being furious to see palastinians in the streets arms in arm dancing and laughing at the deaths suffered in the twin towers (I am pretty sure it was Palestine, maybe Syria).
    15 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Do you get a lot of spiders in Austalia?

    I had an Italian friend of mine come stay with me 4 years ago and she asked the same question. I lived in Sydney and would come across huntsman spiders (they are large hairy scary looking spiders but are harmless) occasionally on the walls around my apartment and sometimes inside. I told her this and was kind of looking forward to her seeing one... show more
    I had an Italian friend of mine come stay with me 4 years ago and she asked the same question. I lived in Sydney and would come across huntsman spiders (they are large hairy scary looking spiders but are harmless) occasionally on the walls around my apartment and sometimes inside. I told her this and was kind of looking forward to her seeing one :) but for the whole one year she was in Sydney never came across one!! I found a dead red back spider under my desk once at work and you see orb spiders a lot in Sydney (they spin massive webs, only outdoors though, and are quite colourful and nice). I found a white tail spider under a box once at a friends house in Batemans Bay (in the country) and they can cause a lot of damage if you are bitten. My brother bough a house in Melbourne and had a infestation of white tail spiders. He had them exterminated but they returned a year later, lucky he wasn't bitten. You will probably see a huntsman and dandy long legs and thats about it. If you want to find a huntsman just go to the country and pull off the bark of a gum tree and you will surely find 50% of the time a huntsman under there.
    11 answers · Northern Territory (Darwin) · 6 years ago
  • When will the US cease to be a violent, imperialistic bully?

    The USA police the world and I think they do an alright job of it. It's never going to be perfect and even if they were people will still complain about it. Who do you suggest does it? I'm not American either. If the US wasn't so powerful and didn't police the world you would still have a chronological list of crappy things that... show more
    The USA police the world and I think they do an alright job of it. It's never going to be perfect and even if they were people will still complain about it. Who do you suggest does it? I'm not American either. If the US wasn't so powerful and didn't police the world you would still have a chronological list of crappy things that happened, just different crap with different winners and different losers.
    6 answers · Government · 6 years ago
  • One advantage and disadvantage of nuclear power electricity generations?

    Best answer: Biggest disadvantage is the massive start up and construction costs which require large loans which a lot of interest. However, in the long run it is very cheap to run a nuclear power plant (cheaper than all the other alternatives) so eventually makes up for it. A lot of people say nuclear waste is a biggest disadvantage but in the... show more
    Best answer: Biggest disadvantage is the massive start up and construction costs which require large loans which a lot of interest. However, in the long run it is very cheap to run a nuclear power plant (cheaper than all the other alternatives) so eventually makes up for it. A lot of people say nuclear waste is a biggest disadvantage but in the real world we are using 50% coal plants which disperse much more waste and contaminants directly into the atmosphere which can't be contained. We can contain the very low amount of nuclear waste for the full 60 years at the same site as the nuclear power plant and the new reactors coming out burn a lot more of the fuel which means even less waste. "Annual waste from one reactor will fit into a pickup truck and the fuel from 50 years of reactor operation could fit in a single football field, amounting to 77,000 tons (1,540 tons per year). We discard 179,000 tons of batteries per year in the United States and they contain toxic heavy metals.... Another perspective is that the amount of waste produced by nuclear power is 2 pounds for each person lifetime energy needs (fits into a coke can) compared to 68 tonnes of coal put into the atmosphere per person." Advantage: Clean energy, efficient energy, less mining is required than fossil fuels, in the long run it is cheap.
    6 answers · Physics · 6 years ago
  • What should we do in Melbourne?

    Melbourne is known for its shopping a sport. You could shop in the CBD (city centre) like at Myers or David Jones etc, go see a football match at the MCG or Telstra stadium (both close to the city centre, 5 minute drive) or there may be other sports going on (you'll have to check in the newspaper when you arrive), go to St. Kilda and have a... show more
    Melbourne is known for its shopping a sport. You could shop in the CBD (city centre) like at Myers or David Jones etc, go see a football match at the MCG or Telstra stadium (both close to the city centre, 5 minute drive) or there may be other sports going on (you'll have to check in the newspaper when you arrive), go to St. Kilda and have a look around all the alternative shops and Sunday market or maybe go to Luna Park, there is a Museum in the CBD and also a free tram that takes you around the city. I forgot the casino which is the biggest in Australia, even if your not into gambling its worth a look and you get $10 free if you subscribe to the casino. PS I am not sure if it is called the Telstra stadium anymore, they keep changing the name. I haven't lived in Melbourne for 8 years but went back for a month recently and was glad to see it seemed to have improved.
    11 answers · Victoria (Melbourne) · 6 years ago
  • Lowest standards of living in Europe?

    Best answer: I have been living in Italy for 3 years now and it has a low standard of living. I came from Australia which has a high standard of living compared to Italy and haven't spent half the money I arrived with (in Australia it would have lasted 6 months to a year but here it is 5 years). I think this is one of the criteria that... show more
    Best answer: I have been living in Italy for 3 years now and it has a low standard of living. I came from Australia which has a high standard of living compared to Italy and haven't spent half the money I arrived with (in Australia it would have lasted 6 months to a year but here it is 5 years). I think this is one of the criteria that determines if a country has a high stand of living. Britain, Denmark and Switzerland have high standard of living.
    4 answers · Other - Europe · 6 years ago
  • Was Russia more powerful than the USA during WW2?

    No. The US was supplying Russia with tanks, planes and a lot of other resources. The American Navy was also greater.
    No. The US was supplying Russia with tanks, planes and a lot of other resources. The American Navy was also greater.
    5 answers · History · 6 years ago
  • Spero che tu abbia passato un bello fine settimana?

    "Spero che tu abbia un bellisimo weekend" OR "Spero che tu abbia un bellisimo fine settimana" Italians use the word "weekend" the same as the english. EDIT: Posedonin is right, My statement is present tense. I hang my head in shame :(
    "Spero che tu abbia un bellisimo weekend" OR "Spero che tu abbia un bellisimo fine settimana" Italians use the word "weekend" the same as the english. EDIT: Posedonin is right, My statement is present tense. I hang my head in shame :(
    4 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Show me what proof you have that there is no God?

    Prove that I am not god? Evolution and science prove the earth is over 4 billion years old which proves there is no God, or contradicts the bible. Dinasaur fossils maybe....
    Prove that I am not god? Evolution and science prove the earth is over 4 billion years old which proves there is no God, or contradicts the bible. Dinasaur fossils maybe....
    35 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Why didn't the Nazis use the Sarin Gas they invented during WWII?

    Best answer: The British falsified quantities of poisonous gas that they leaked to the Nazis. The Germans didn't want retailiation. Search for the Bari gas incident in Iatly where the USA shipped poisonous gas via ship and that ship was bombed by the Germans and killed many Italian citizens which was covered up (although the Germans suspected... show more
    Best answer: The British falsified quantities of poisonous gas that they leaked to the Nazis. The Germans didn't want retailiation. Search for the Bari gas incident in Iatly where the USA shipped poisonous gas via ship and that ship was bombed by the Germans and killed many Italian citizens which was covered up (although the Germans suspected they knew what happened). There would also have been a public backlash in Germany as it would be considered a horrible weapon of "mass destruction".
    5 answers · Military · 6 years ago
  • Best tree or plants to grow uk to make money?

    I was looking into this also as my brother in Australia has a large property and as a sideline has planted palm trees (around 70) and after 2 or 3 years he can sell them for around $1000 each (for memory they only costed around $30 each to start with). He can sell them to property developers who want their new homes and streets looking fancy. This... show more
    I was looking into this also as my brother in Australia has a large property and as a sideline has planted palm trees (around 70) and after 2 or 3 years he can sell them for around $1000 each (for memory they only costed around $30 each to start with). He can sell them to property developers who want their new homes and streets looking fancy. This the story he told me anyway and he is usually very successful with his business ventures. I found that they sell Burdock root in Europe for €10 per 100grams which I thought was a lot of money for a weed. Aparently there is a lot of it in the UK?? Unfortunately I found a lot of the really expensive trees and plants only grow in tropical environments.
    5 answers · Garden & Landscape · 6 years ago
  • If smoking is bad why is not illegal?

    There is a very funny episode about this very thing on an old British show called "Yes Prime Minister" and the episode is called the "smoke screen". I tried finding it on youtube but can't find it but it explains perfectly why the government doesn't abolish cigarettes. One of the comments that I remember are that... show more
    There is a very funny episode about this very thing on an old British show called "Yes Prime Minister" and the episode is called the "smoke screen". I tried finding it on youtube but can't find it but it explains perfectly why the government doesn't abolish cigarettes. One of the comments that I remember are that "smokers are national benefactors, they lay down their lives so that others may live" referrinbg to the fact that the taxes on cigarettes pay for more than half the British health care system. It is also better that they die at the present rate as we did the calcuations and they would cost us more in social security and welfare payments if they lived to a ripe old age. EDIT: I FOUND THE EPISODE: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21039721sH2XK... You can just watch the 4 minutes after 9:30 nark if you don't like the whole thing. Very funny show.
    23 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 years ago
  • Braveheart movie Question?

    The freedom of Scotland from English imperialism... :)
    The freedom of Scotland from English imperialism... :)
    3 answers · Movies · 6 years ago
  • Why do we become ash when we are cremated?

    When anything organic burns, it becomes carbon and when the carbon has burnt it becomes ash. Everything that's too heavy to get airborne stays behind as ash.
    When anything organic burns, it becomes carbon and when the carbon has burnt it becomes ash. Everything that's too heavy to get airborne stays behind as ash.
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • How long will £3500-£4000 last in Australia ?

    It's a hard question because different people have different priorities and levels of needs. I knew a Brazilian girl in Sydney that could make her money stretch a long way and eat on $5 a day while sharing a 2 bedroom apartment with around 6 other fellow Brazilians. Some people couldn't tollerate this though. Sydney is probably more... show more
    It's a hard question because different people have different priorities and levels of needs. I knew a Brazilian girl in Sydney that could make her money stretch a long way and eat on $5 a day while sharing a 2 bedroom apartment with around 6 other fellow Brazilians. Some people couldn't tollerate this though. Sydney is probably more expensive but I think it is much nicer and friendlier than Melbourne (I was born and lived in Melbourne for 27 years and Sydney for 7 years). But the last time I visited Melbourne it had gotten a lot better (except the weather). I would say around 4-6 months but if you have a job after a month who knows.... maybe forever if your paid enough.
    6 answers · General - Australia · 6 years ago
  • How to kill bamboo plant?

    My wifes parents have a nice section in their garden with bamboo and it never grows beyond that point. She said they dug a ditch around it approx. half a meter deep and put plastic sheeting around it. It may be a bit drastic for your situation but it really does work for them, it hasn't strayed one mm from the boundary in the 4 years I've... show more
    My wifes parents have a nice section in their garden with bamboo and it never grows beyond that point. She said they dug a ditch around it approx. half a meter deep and put plastic sheeting around it. It may be a bit drastic for your situation but it really does work for them, it hasn't strayed one mm from the boundary in the 4 years I've known them. Good luck
    8 answers · Garden & Landscape · 6 years ago
  • Explain fully the be advantages & disadvantages of owning a franchise?

    I'll just add one disadvantage that points out for me. If one franchise screws up then you all screw up and lose business. I remember seeing a gym franchise on a current affairs TV program (like 60 minutes) and they caught one branch of the franchise ripping of clients with false promises and not caring about whether they lost weight or not... show more
    I'll just add one disadvantage that points out for me. If one franchise screws up then you all screw up and lose business. I remember seeing a gym franchise on a current affairs TV program (like 60 minutes) and they caught one branch of the franchise ripping of clients with false promises and not caring about whether they lost weight or not (they had video footage of a personal trainer making fun of the "large" clients he had). These companies all have the same name and brand so if one branch screws up publicly you all screw up cos I remember thinking I'd never go to that gym and never did.
    2 answers · Investing · 6 years ago