• If a Canadian, Briton, European, Australian prefers their healthcare, do Americans get angry?

    If they tried both US healthcare and try European, Australian, or Canadian healthcare and prefer the latter, would Americans still try to make something up about European, Australian, or Canadian healthcare anyway? If an Australian said that yesterday he got an operation from the tax-based system in Australia and it was actually faster and better... show more
    If they tried both US healthcare and try European, Australian, or Canadian healthcare and prefer the latter, would Americans still try to make something up about European, Australian, or Canadian healthcare anyway? If an Australian said that yesterday he got an operation from the tax-based system in Australia and it was actually faster and better than what he experienced in the USA and it was true, would Americans still try to divert the fact anyway? I live in the UK and I experienced both. I prefer the UK-tax based system as I pay one tax per year, then get infinite healthcare for that one year. No it's not free, it's tax-based, and much more affordable. Will Americans still try to convince me or the Aussie that their healthcare is better and more affordable? The UK has a higher life expectancy than the USA, and guess what, is rated #17 in the world, whilst the USA is #37 in the world. And do these Americans who think their healthcare is so great, have they experienced healthcare in Australia, UK, Canada, and Europe? Or are they scared that if they actually try that, they will be disproved? If you're American I will assume for you already that you think I'm lying about healthcare rankings. Well look at the list for yourself: http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthra... If I had to have an operation done in the USA, my bank account will be empty. If I did it in the tax-based system of the UK's NHS, my wallet will still be full. That is absolutely undisputable. I challenge an American to do this: Ask 10 Canadians, 10 Britons, 10 Germans, 10 Danish, 10 Aussies, 10 Kiwis if they would prefer their system to the USA system, and tally your results. Some extra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_...
    5 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • Does anyone know where I can find essenza di senape (mustard essence) in the UK or import from Italy? ?

    I'm NOT looking for the Bach homeopathy Mustard Flower essence, but the super hot mustard concentrate used in Mostarda Di Cremona. Chef - what's "Freds"?
    I'm NOT looking for the Bach homeopathy Mustard Flower essence, but the super hot mustard concentrate used in Mostarda Di Cremona. Chef - what's "Freds"?
    1 answer · Ethnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago
  • What would you ask NASA?

    One of the most important historic events is going to happen in Cape Canaveral on the 4th. NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch on a Test Flight that will collect important information to succeed in a further launch to Mars. And… we will be there! Blog: http://bit.ly/1v4bwcZ
    One of the most important historic events is going to happen in Cape Canaveral on the 4th. NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch on a Test Flight that will collect important information to succeed in a further launch to Mars. And… we will be there! Blog: http://bit.ly/1v4bwcZ
    101 answers · Astronomy & Space · 4 years ago
  • Why are Americans so against a free healthcare system when it works out better for everyone involved?

    I am British, I receive healthcare under the NHS, my mother works for the NHS, I don't see any major major problems with it.
    I am British, I receive healthcare under the NHS, my mother works for the NHS, I don't see any major major problems with it.
    19 answers · Civic Participation · 4 years ago
  • What would it take to get you to drink toilet water?

    Every Thursday, we'll have a new Word of the Day for you! We want questions from YOU using today's featured word, "water." So answer ours, then ask your own for some points! Find out more on our blog: http://bit.ly/XkAmZV
    Every Thursday, we'll have a new Word of the Day for you! We want questions from YOU using today's featured word, "water." So answer ours, then ask your own for some points! Find out more on our blog: http://bit.ly/XkAmZV
    75 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 years ago
  • Why don't Americans want to pay for healthcare through taxes?

    In the UK, we don't get "free" healthcare, it's just paid through our taxes. I don't understand why Americans refuse to do so. Do they hate socialism? I understand they pay less in tax, but still... Do Americans have this "every man for himself" mentality?
    In the UK, we don't get "free" healthcare, it's just paid through our taxes. I don't understand why Americans refuse to do so. Do they hate socialism? I understand they pay less in tax, but still... Do Americans have this "every man for himself" mentality?
    13 answers · Government · 5 years ago
  • Can you UKippers make up your minds?

    Are immigrants stealing our jobs or scrounging off our benefits? I know UKIP aren't the BNP, but I seem to be having the same conversations with UKIP supporters that I was 5 years ago with BNP supporters. Very worrying. I did place this as an answer; but for some reason it was reported and removed. Does anyone know which guildelines it seems... show more
    Are immigrants stealing our jobs or scrounging off our benefits? I know UKIP aren't the BNP, but I seem to be having the same conversations with UKIP supporters that I was 5 years ago with BNP supporters. Very worrying. I did place this as an answer; but for some reason it was reported and removed. Does anyone know which guildelines it seems to have broken?
    12 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Why do people think the NHS is so great?

    It is more expensive that nearly all other nationalised health services in the west, it has on average longer waiting times and life expectancy/infant mortality whilst not being bad are not great either. I don't understand why it is considered as such a holy cow when in reality there's nothing that great about it. There is a reason why in... show more
    It is more expensive that nearly all other nationalised health services in the west, it has on average longer waiting times and life expectancy/infant mortality whilst not being bad are not great either. I don't understand why it is considered as such a holy cow when in reality there's nothing that great about it. There is a reason why in the US healthcare debate all the republicans were using the UK as a case study and all the democrats were using Canada. Wouldn't you agree that the NHS needs reform? And that politicians are really just lying and playing to the gallery when they talk about how brilliant it is and how they are going to either pour more money into it or protect spending on it. The principle of universal health care is a valuable one in the UK, but due to the way most people talk about it you'd think it's still the 1940s and there's a huge novelty about it.
    8 answers · Government · 5 years ago
  • What are the chances of being run over by a bus?

    People always say you may as well make the most of life as you might get run over by a bus tomorrow...but statistically how likely is that? I mean, are bus drivers as more prone to knocking people over than say truck drivers or regular car drivers?
    People always say you may as well make the most of life as you might get run over by a bus tomorrow...but statistically how likely is that? I mean, are bus drivers as more prone to knocking people over than say truck drivers or regular car drivers?
    28 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 decade ago
  • What's the best decision you've ever made?

    Suggested "Question of the Day" from the community: We've made some good decisions and of course some bad ones. But we want to know about the good ones! What was the best decision you made in your life? Tell us! Suggest a Question of the Day: http://bit.ly/1hT5CE1
    Suggested "Question of the Day" from the community: We've made some good decisions and of course some bad ones. But we want to know about the good ones! What was the best decision you made in your life? Tell us! Suggest a Question of the Day: http://bit.ly/1hT5CE1
    71 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 5 years ago
  • What proof do conservatives have to back up the following claims?

    That Gun control doesn't work, that raising the minimum wage is bad, that healthcare for everyone is bad, that socialism doesn't work and that those who are unemployed are just lazy. Gun control on a city by city standard will not work but hey, use this as some ******** to validate your opinion when in Australia they have gun control for the... show more
    That Gun control doesn't work, that raising the minimum wage is bad, that healthcare for everyone is bad, that socialism doesn't work and that those who are unemployed are just lazy. Gun control on a city by city standard will not work but hey, use this as some ******** to validate your opinion when in Australia they have gun control for the ENTIRE COUNTRY and deaths attributed to guns violence have fallen dramatically. Brandon N you've given no facts. You've just repeated the talking points of your party that are dare I remind you are pretty much ********. The only thing you're winning is a one way ticked to irrelevancy.
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • If you could go to any time in history, where and why would you go?

    We thought we'd ask a fun question today! So yes, if you could go back in time where would you go and tell us why? Would it be a time when you were still alive? Or would it be a time when you were not born yet? We can't wait to read some of the answers!
    We thought we'd ask a fun question today! So yes, if you could go back in time where would you go and tell us why? Would it be a time when you were still alive? Or would it be a time when you were not born yet? We can't wait to read some of the answers!
    221 answers · Other - News & Events · 5 years ago
  • What would you do if you found a backpack full of money?

    A homeless man from Boston found and returned a backpack full of $40,000. He turned the bag over to the Boston police after seeing "a lot of hundred-dollar bills." So what would you do if you found a bag full of money? Be honest!
    A homeless man from Boston found and returned a backpack full of $40,000. He turned the bag over to the Boston police after seeing "a lot of hundred-dollar bills." So what would you do if you found a bag full of money? Be honest!
    563 answers · Current Events · 5 years ago
  • What do you think of the latest iPhone models?

    The eagerly anticipated iPhone 5S and 5C will hit Australian shores on September 20. Apple designer Jony Ive said that despite the low cost, the polycarbonate iPhone 5C with a steel frame "is beautiful." The 5S will have improved battery life, with some 10 hours of talk time, or 40 hours of music listening, among other features (see more... show more
    The eagerly anticipated iPhone 5S and 5C will hit Australian shores on September 20. Apple designer Jony Ive said that despite the low cost, the polycarbonate iPhone 5C with a steel frame "is beautiful." The 5S will have improved battery life, with some 10 hours of talk time, or 40 hours of music listening, among other features (see more features in the link below). Apple unveils two new iPhones: http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world...
    20 answers · Mobile Phones & Plans · 5 years ago
  • If Obamacare will be so bad for the country, why are conservatives afraid of it being implemented?

    if it ends up hurting the country, maybe conservatives can win the white house again (you can use any help in that regard, believe it or not)
    if it ends up hurting the country, maybe conservatives can win the white house again (you can use any help in that regard, believe it or not)
    16 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • About 1/5th of Americans currently have no healthcare insurance. Isnt that about the number that will use?

    ...Obamacare? Isn't it kind of a no brainer? Why do Republicans keep lying and saying everybody will be "forced" to get Obamacare if they already have insurance, when the bill says again and again that won't happen?
    ...Obamacare? Isn't it kind of a no brainer? Why do Republicans keep lying and saying everybody will be "forced" to get Obamacare if they already have insurance, when the bill says again and again that won't happen?
    4 answers · Politics · 5 years ago