• Re: yahoo answers -- who else dislikes the new page layout?

    I actually used the navigation toolbars on the left and I want them back ... i refuse to read all these inane questions in areas i'm not competent to answer in order to find the ones I am competent to respond to. example: I respond to computer hardware questions but not software stuff -- I'm ok with building the boxes, but not sorting out... show more
    I actually used the navigation toolbars on the left and I want them back ... i refuse to read all these inane questions in areas i'm not competent to answer in order to find the ones I am competent to respond to. example: I respond to computer hardware questions but not software stuff -- I'm ok with building the boxes, but not sorting out Windows. However, with the new layout, I can't limit questions to computer hardware only .. so I've stopped participating. [oh yes, I have a few hundred thousand points ... been at it a few years now.]
    7 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 weeks ago
  • Save Medicare/Medicaid/Obamacare by raising or adding which taxes?

    By now, we all know that government provided health"insurance" is on a collision course with lack of funding. Either benefits have to be cut or taxes raised -- or we kick the can down the road and make things worse in the 2020s. So, which taxes that you actually pay are you willing to increase? and by how much? If this is not enough... show more
    By now, we all know that government provided health"insurance" is on a collision course with lack of funding. Either benefits have to be cut or taxes raised -- or we kick the can down the road and make things worse in the 2020s. So, which taxes that you actually pay are you willing to increase? and by how much? If this is not enough revenue, what's your next choice of tax that you actually pat to make higher? [You can not validly raises taxes on businesses unless you are a business owner.]
    4 answers · Politics · 7 months ago
  • Why don't liberals connect more investment to more jobs?

    in every recovery from recession, except this last one, jobs created by private investment in new businesses and new equipment outnumbered jobs created by government about seven to one. Why does America's left not recognize this and want to increase investment? is it Marxist blinders? willful refusal to read economics? or are they under the... show more
    in every recovery from recession, except this last one, jobs created by private investment in new businesses and new equipment outnumbered jobs created by government about seven to one. Why does America's left not recognize this and want to increase investment? is it Marxist blinders? willful refusal to read economics? or are they under the spell of some slick, fast talking wizard?
    6 answers · Politics · 7 months ago
  • Does America deserve a dictatorship?

    some hours ago, I asked a question about how to fund "Medicare for All". [see https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... So far, no valid answers have been offered. Is America so economically illiterate that we deserve a dictatorship telling us what we MUST do?
    some hours ago, I asked a question about how to fund "Medicare for All". [see https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... So far, no valid answers have been offered. Is America so economically illiterate that we deserve a dictatorship telling us what we MUST do?
    10 answers · Politics · 7 months ago
  • How to fund "Medicare for All"?

    Please suggest where the government can get ~$1.7 trillion per year to pay for "Medicare for All": {That is 80 percent of the portion of health care government does not now pay for, plus enough to increase Medicaid reimbursements to Medicare levels, plus debt service on the estimated $800 billion required to buy out existing health... show more
    Please suggest where the government can get ~$1.7 trillion per year to pay for "Medicare for All": {That is 80 percent of the portion of health care government does not now pay for, plus enough to increase Medicaid reimbursements to Medicare levels, plus debt service on the estimated $800 billion required to buy out existing health insurance operations.} Some taxes that might raise this amount: 1. Fifty percent [50pc] surcharge on all pre-credit Federal taxes -- income, estates, Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment, Customs, Excise, et al. Yes, this would push marginal tax rates up over 60 percent for some. 2. Carbon dioxide emissions tax equivalent to $3.00 per gallon on fossil fuels. Electricity bills would also go up about half. 3. Impose a sixteen percent [16pc] Value Added Tax on all spending except health care -- rent, food, automobiles, home ownership, insurance, everything included. You may propose a mixture of these taxes, or to exempt some uses, or other taxes not listed, as long as the net revenue increase reaches ~$1.7 trillion per year. All current non-government health care payments would be reduced to about 25 percent of present Medicare allowed prices. Medicare allowed prices would be increased about 25 percent so that hospitals and physicians do not go bankrupt serving us. No, none of this new revenue would be available to pay for Social Security or infrastructure needs. Yes, there are other possible tax ideas not listed.
    15 answers · Politics · 8 months ago
  • Why can't I post a question?

    My attempt to post a question with supporting data is being rejected despite being under the limit for characters. What gives here, Yahoo?
    My attempt to post a question with supporting data is being rejected despite being under the limit for characters. What gives here, Yahoo?
    4 answers · MySpace · 8 months ago
  • Would this stop DDoS attacks?

    Would the following stop or limit DDoS attacks? a DDoS attack uses an army of remotely controlled computers or connected Internet devices to bombard a site [or DNS server] with millions of requests in a short time span. The attackers use thousands of other people's computers to do this ... but the act of doing so creates a huge spike in... show more
    Would the following stop or limit DDoS attacks? a DDoS attack uses an army of remotely controlled computers or connected Internet devices to bombard a site [or DNS server] with millions of requests in a short time span. The attackers use thousands of other people's computers to do this ... but the act of doing so creates a huge spike in requests generated by each controlled computer -- thousands where the normal number in a time period is few. Suppose ICAAN or similar agency required all ISPs to monitor their clients' IP addresses for such spikes and take action to refuse them service when spikes are detected. Would this limit or defeat DDoS attacks? and if so, what agencies would need to step up and tell the world's ISPs to either comply with this directive or be shut out of access to the world's Internet backbone?
    4 answers · Computer Networking · 1 year ago
  • Unusual hearing issue -- what is this?

    several decades ago, Prof. Don Campbell showed me that I have an unusual hearing condition as follows -- tap a tuning fork and listen to the tone. Then touch the base of the still vibrating tuning fork to the mastoid bone -- for me the tone changes significantly when this is done. Don commented that this rare condition is why I always sing off key... show more
    several decades ago, Prof. Don Campbell showed me that I have an unusual hearing condition as follows -- tap a tuning fork and listen to the tone. Then touch the base of the still vibrating tuning fork to the mastoid bone -- for me the tone changes significantly when this is done. Don commented that this rare condition is why I always sing off key -- what I hear from outside via my ears is NOT the tones I [try to] reproduce with my voice -- my hearing issue automatically corrects my singing to be off key. I've tried online but can not find a description of this condition -- what is this? [I don't think there is any treatment other than not singing.] {I can hear just fine -- but, apparently the tones are all "wrong".} thanks for any lead or link on this.
    3 answers · Other - Health · 1 year ago
  • Amend citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment?

    Proposed: amend the citizenship portion of the Fourteenth amendment as follows: Congress may define who is or may become a citizen except that any person eighteen years or older when this amendment becomes effective and previously a citizen shall be a citizen. Congress may not discriminate in awarding or withholding citizenship based on race,... show more
    Proposed: amend the citizenship portion of the Fourteenth amendment as follows: Congress may define who is or may become a citizen except that any person eighteen years or older when this amendment becomes effective and previously a citizen shall be a citizen. Congress may not discriminate in awarding or withholding citizenship based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, native language, or national origin. good idea or bad? WHY??
    4 answers · Government · 1 year ago
  • How can America invest more in education while still being ethical?

    dilemma -- in America, education once received belongs to the worker, who is free to take work almost anywhere he can find it. Thus, there is little or no incentive for employers to provide training and education to workers, except in those circumstances where the employee who benefits essentially can not quit and take his training with him. This... show more
    dilemma -- in America, education once received belongs to the worker, who is free to take work almost anywhere he can find it. Thus, there is little or no incentive for employers to provide training and education to workers, except in those circumstances where the employee who benefits essentially can not quit and take his training with him. This leaves education and training to the vo-techs, community colleges, universities, and private for profit education system. Sadly, many of their knowledge providers have little real world practical experience -- and the 'education' provided all too frequently is of little value to employers. This also leads to some or many students graduating with large student debt, requiring a near lifetime [or longer] to repay. Without violating the Constitution or America's anti-trust laws, how can this system be rebuilt to be both more effective, cheaper to operate, and leave the learner with lower debt? {The underlying point of Bernie's "free college" campaign position is that America NEEDS to invest much more in education (it leads to economic growth). the problem is that taxing those who won't benefit from that higher education in order to enrich those who will is simply another income transfer from the poor to the middle class scheme -- and makes income inequality worse, not better.}
    2 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Recession ahead? productivity DOWN 1 percent ...?

    news today [Wedn 4 May] reports productivity was down one percent in 1Q 2016. since the growth rate of working age population wasn't over 1 percent [and likely won't be for a long, long time], it follows that GDP was probably down in 1Q 2016. That means, if 2Q is also down, we'll officially be in a recession. good going Obama. ... show more
    news today [Wedn 4 May] reports productivity was down one percent in 1Q 2016. since the growth rate of working age population wasn't over 1 percent [and likely won't be for a long, long time], it follows that GDP was probably down in 1Q 2016. That means, if 2Q is also down, we'll officially be in a recession. good going Obama. Recession just in time for the 2016 elections. does anyone else think that HiLiarY will have a tough time defending this in November?
    3 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Self-inflicted medical care -- should the user's insurance be exempt from paying?

    Example: "Bullet proof" person overdoses on illegal drugs and burns his brain out -- resulting in needing a lifetime of care. Should his insurance be exempt from paying for his care? Should the care be limited to hospice if he can not pay? After all -- he did it to himself, despite laws intended to prevent exactly this. Why should... show more
    Example: "Bullet proof" person overdoses on illegal drugs and burns his brain out -- resulting in needing a lifetime of care. Should his insurance be exempt from paying for his care? Should the care be limited to hospice if he can not pay? After all -- he did it to himself, despite laws intended to prevent exactly this. Why should everyone else have to pay [in their ObamaCare insurance premiums or taxes to subsidize the ER] for this fool's defiant abuse of illegal drugs?
    2 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Why won't government help us recover stolen goods?

    theft of goods, esp. electronics, is rampant in the US. Fencing them is a major source of funds for druggies. Why won't the government do something like this [see below] to help us recover our property? idea: register the serial number of electronics and other goods with serial numbers to the original buyer on a centrally operated website. ... show more
    theft of goods, esp. electronics, is rampant in the US. Fencing them is a major source of funds for druggies. Why won't the government do something like this [see below] to help us recover our property? idea: register the serial number of electronics and other goods with serial numbers to the original buyer on a centrally operated website. Like automobiles, require a seller to deliver title via the website to a buyer in order to defeat the presumption that the item is stolen. After this step, whenever an item is presented at a pawnshop, the shop owner calls up the website and verifies that the person presenting is the actual owner. When police raid a thief and recover goods, they could check them on the website for ownership and this both make the case against the thief [possession of stolen property] and return the goods to the owner. Since this would reduce losses to the insurance industry, they should carry part of the cost. The makers of electronic goods could carry the rest [it's dog dirt simple -- registering for warranty automatically makes the entry for anti-theft.] When a store discovers that items have been stolen [either out the front door or the back], they could flag the serial number [assuming they keep records of them when received] as stolen and thus prevent anyone else from registering -- and lead police to the stolen goods via the address of the person trying to register them. Key question -- why won't the government help by doing this?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 years ago
  • Do Dimocratic voters have "mush for brains"? as Putin says?

    this is just too delicious to pass up -- Putin says America has "mush for brains". Assuming he's referring to the election of Obama and other anti-war, pro surrender activists, do you agree with him?
    this is just too delicious to pass up -- Putin says America has "mush for brains". Assuming he's referring to the election of Obama and other anti-war, pro surrender activists, do you agree with him?
    27 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Is this true? "Politicians may decide what and when the public shall know."?

    well, if you claim it isn't true, please tell my why it doesn't apply to HiLiarY and her staff.
    well, if you claim it isn't true, please tell my why it doesn't apply to HiLiarY and her staff.
    3 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Poll on "anchor babies" --?

    a child is born in the United States. which of the following best describes the policies you think America should have: 1. the child should be an American citizen and entitled to live here with its parent(s). 2. The child should be an American citizen only if one or both its parents are already American citizens or green card holders; else the... show more
    a child is born in the United States. which of the following best describes the policies you think America should have: 1. the child should be an American citizen and entitled to live here with its parent(s). 2. The child should be an American citizen only if one or both its parents are already American citizens or green card holders; else the child is a citizen of the same country as its mother. 3. The child should be an American citizen only if one of its parents is an American citizen aged 16 or older. The child of a green card holder who is born in the US becomes a citizen if and when its parent does, as long as this is before the child becomes 18. 4. Only the child of an American citizen should automatically be an American. All others are citizens of the same country as their mother.
    5 answers · Politics · 2 years ago
  • Violent intolerance in religion should be prohibited. yea or nay?

    America was founded by multiple different religious groups all seeking the freedom to practice religion in their own way. consequently, when they agreed to become one nation under the Constitution, it was implicitly agreed that no religion may use violence to compel either its own members or non-members to observe [or not observe] the tenets of any... show more
    America was founded by multiple different religious groups all seeking the freedom to practice religion in their own way. consequently, when they agreed to become one nation under the Constitution, it was implicitly agreed that no religion may use violence to compel either its own members or non-members to observe [or not observe] the tenets of any particular religion. This tolerance for the religions of others is fundamental to America. Our religious tolerance is under assault by some religions that, at least covertly, advocate violence, even to the point of murder, to impose their religious beliefs on other people or prevent them from harmlessly practicing their own religions. My proposal is simple -- let us amend the Constitution to require that all religions peacefully tolerate other religions or be banned from the United States and their violent adherents deported or imprisoned. If you wish to, please argue the case for your position --
    9 answers · Government · 3 years ago
  • Why are leftists afraid of the cost of free health care?

    see ball park estimate -- just to provide free health care for all. Then tell me why leftists won't let me post this response ..
    see ball park estimate -- just to provide free health care for all. Then tell me why leftists won't let me post this response ..
    6 answers · Politics · 3 years ago