• If someone is subpoenaed, do they have to actually say anything?

    Case in point: Suppose someone is arrested by the police and they exercise their right to remain silent. They are then subpoenaed to appear at a trial or civil case. Can they still choose to remain silent, or would they be guilty of contempt by doing so?
    Case in point: Suppose someone is arrested by the police and they exercise their right to remain silent. They are then subpoenaed to appear at a trial or civil case. Can they still choose to remain silent, or would they be guilty of contempt by doing so?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • What rights do you have with Private Investigators?

    Suppose someone, for whatever reason, hired a PI to investigate what I'm up to. If I found out about it, and they didn't have a warrant to carry out surveillance on me, is there anything they could be charged with? Could you accuse them of harassment or stalking, for instance? What chances would such a case have?
    Suppose someone, for whatever reason, hired a PI to investigate what I'm up to. If I found out about it, and they didn't have a warrant to carry out surveillance on me, is there anything they could be charged with? Could you accuse them of harassment or stalking, for instance? What chances would such a case have?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • Can you be charged with resisting citizen's arrest?

    Suppose I am wanted for a crime, skipping bail, or somesuch. Someone other than a policeman- say a bail bondsman- sees me and attempts to arrest me. I ask to see their police ID, and of course they can't provide it. Believing myself to be the victim of a kidnapping, I fight back and run for it. What consequences would someone get for... show more
    Suppose I am wanted for a crime, skipping bail, or somesuch. Someone other than a policeman- say a bail bondsman- sees me and attempts to arrest me. I ask to see their police ID, and of course they can't provide it. Believing myself to be the victim of a kidnapping, I fight back and run for it. What consequences would someone get for something like this? Would, for instance, they be able to claim it was self-defence if the arresting person wasn't a police officer and they honestly thought they were under attack?
    8 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • Just how easy is it to obtain a search warrant?

    If the police want to get a warrant to search someone's home, tap their phone or something, how easy is it in practice for them to get one? Is it just a matter of saying "we think this guy's up to something" or do they already have to have evidence that something is going on?
    If the police want to get a warrant to search someone's home, tap their phone or something, how easy is it in practice for them to get one? Is it just a matter of saying "we think this guy's up to something" or do they already have to have evidence that something is going on?
    10 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • What do Christians think of these Bible verses?

    First- this is not intended to set off a flame war. I am genuinely interested in what Christians think of the following verses. "However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You... show more
    First- this is not intended to set off a flame war. I am genuinely interested in what Christians think of the following verses. "However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way". (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT) As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. (Deuteronomy 20:10-14) If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT) Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT) And so on. You can find more at www.evilbible.com Obviously, these passages and others detail some pretty nasty practices. I've often wondered- how many Christians knew about these passages? And if you do, do you accept them? Or if not, how do you rationalise them?
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • Christians: What did Jesus's death actually achieve?

    I know they say he died to "save us from our sins", but people still sin, and according to the Bible, they still go to hell for it. What did it actually do? Who did he save?
    I know they say he died to "save us from our sins", but people still sin, and according to the Bible, they still go to hell for it. What did it actually do? Who did he save?
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • How could one ignore the launch window problem?

    If a spaceship was launched outside a launch window for its destination, but had a powerful enough engine, could it just accelerate in the direction of its target and eventually overcome the momentum it had when leaving Earth? Yes, I know this would take such an insanely huge amount of fuel that you'd probably never get it off the ground, but... show more
    If a spaceship was launched outside a launch window for its destination, but had a powerful enough engine, could it just accelerate in the direction of its target and eventually overcome the momentum it had when leaving Earth? Yes, I know this would take such an insanely huge amount of fuel that you'd probably never get it off the ground, but is there any other reason why it would not work?
    1 answer · Astronomy & Space · 9 years ago
  • Maths problem- this doesn't make sense?

    The two equations I have are 9x^2 + 25y^2=169 (nine x squared plus 25 y squared = 169) and x^2+y^2+28x-23y=152. I have to prove they touch at (4,-1) and no where else. The first part (that they meet at that point) is easy enough, but what about the second bit?
    The two equations I have are 9x^2 + 25y^2=169 (nine x squared plus 25 y squared = 169) and x^2+y^2+28x-23y=152. I have to prove they touch at (4,-1) and no where else. The first part (that they meet at that point) is easy enough, but what about the second bit?
    5 answers · Mathematics · 10 years ago
  • If the earth was 1km closer to the sun...?

    I've heard a lot of people saying that it would be fried if this was the case. I'm pretty sure this is false, but I'd like a definitive answer.
    I've heard a lot of people saying that it would be fried if this was the case. I'm pretty sure this is false, but I'd like a definitive answer.
    8 answers · Astronomy & Space · 1 decade ago
  • Unable to create new files?

    I am experiencing a bug on my computer; whenever I attempt to create a new file on the esktop, it says "unalbe to create [insert file type]. There are no more files". Zonealarm and antivir have both searched for viruses and foudn nothing. Any ideas?
    I am experiencing a bug on my computer; whenever I attempt to create a new file on the esktop, it says "unalbe to create [insert file type]. There are no more files". Zonealarm and antivir have both searched for viruses and foudn nothing. Any ideas?
    3 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Avoiding the Launch Window Problem?

    If a spaceship with a powerful enough drive was launched outside a launch window, couldn't it just accelerate in the direction it needed to go in and cancel out its orbital velocity? I admit this would probably take a crap-load of fuel to do wih current technology.
    If a spaceship with a powerful enough drive was launched outside a launch window, couldn't it just accelerate in the direction it needed to go in and cancel out its orbital velocity? I admit this would probably take a crap-load of fuel to do wih current technology.
    3 answers · Astronomy & Space · 1 decade ago
  • Paralytic Agents?

    This is for a project I'm helping someone with. What sort of chemicals would cause temporary paralysis when injexted/injested/inhaled?
    This is for a project I'm helping someone with. What sort of chemicals would cause temporary paralysis when injexted/injested/inhaled?
    1 answer · Medicine · 1 decade ago
  • What exactly do mesons do?

    I know they're force carriers. Which force in particular are they involved with. If I were to remove them from an atom, what would this do to it?
    I know they're force carriers. Which force in particular are they involved with. If I were to remove them from an atom, what would this do to it?
    1 answer · Physics · 1 decade ago
  • How Long Does Electrocution Take to Kill You?

    Various sources I have seen say electrocution kills instantly and some say it takes several minutes. Could someone please clarfiy this for me? Does the lelel of current affect the time?
    Various sources I have seen say electrocution kills instantly and some say it takes several minutes. Could someone please clarfiy this for me? Does the lelel of current affect the time?
    2 answers · Other - Science · 1 decade ago