• Why Didn't the United States Take Effective Retaliatory Action Against the Arabs for Their Imposition of the 1973 Oil Embargo?

    There were a lot of things he could have done, short of war, such as freeze their assets in the United States, restrict travel, encourage the development of alternative sources of energy and thereby reduce the influence of the Arabs. It seems like all we did was wail and gnash our teeth, attempt to observe year-round Daylight Saving Time, and then... show more
    There were a lot of things he could have done, short of war, such as freeze their assets in the United States, restrict travel, encourage the development of alternative sources of energy and thereby reduce the influence of the Arabs. It seems like all we did was wail and gnash our teeth, attempt to observe year-round Daylight Saving Time, and then give the Arabs more money,.
    2 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Why Didn't the United States Take Effective Retaliatory Action Against the Arabs for Their Imposition of the 1973 Oil Embargo?

    There were a lot of things he could have done, short of war, such as freeze their assets in the United States, restrict travel, encourage the development of alternative sources of energy and thereby reduce the influence of the Arabs. It seems like all we did was wail and gnash our teeth, attempt to observe year-round Daylight Saving Time, and then... show more
    There were a lot of things he could have done, short of war, such as freeze their assets in the United States, restrict travel, encourage the development of alternative sources of energy and thereby reduce the influence of the Arabs. It seems like all we did was wail and gnash our teeth, attempt to observe year-round Daylight Saving Time, and then give the Arabs more money,.
    History · 2 days ago
  • Is There Universal Agreement That the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Heming Affair Was Bad?

    After all, for the racists, it was race mixing. For other people, Sally was a slave, had no legal capacity, no right to refuse a white man anything, so wasn't Old Tom guilty of statutory rape?
    After all, for the racists, it was race mixing. For other people, Sally was a slave, had no legal capacity, no right to refuse a white man anything, so wasn't Old Tom guilty of statutory rape?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 days ago
  • Has the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna Ever Apologized to the World?

    The Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna twice rejected, in 1907 and 1908, Adolf Hitler's application for admission. It claimed that he was unfit for painting, that his paintings lacked spirit and rhythm, and were like architectural drawings. Well, okay, let's say all of that is true. But isn't it the job of the art school to teach students... show more
    The Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna twice rejected, in 1907 and 1908, Adolf Hitler's application for admission. It claimed that he was unfit for painting, that his paintings lacked spirit and rhythm, and were like architectural drawings. Well, okay, let's say all of that is true. But isn't it the job of the art school to teach students how to do those things? If a person already knows how to paint, why does he need art school? Hitler was rejected, his psyche was damaged, and he went on to start the Second World War, which resulted in the death of millions of persons. It seems to me that the "Academy of Fine Arts" bears a rather heavy moral responsibility here. Have they ever formally acknowledged their role in causing the suffering of the Second World War and apologized for it?
    7 answers · History · 2 weeks ago
  • Has Fed Ex Express Gotten More Uppity Lately?

    On April 4, 2019, I sent two packages by Fed Ex Express, by "standard overnight" delivery, with delivery to be made by April 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. This morning, I received two messages, one for each package, indicating that the packages will not be delivered until April 8, 2019. There is no explanation. Is this standard practice for Fed... show more
    On April 4, 2019, I sent two packages by Fed Ex Express, by "standard overnight" delivery, with delivery to be made by April 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. This morning, I received two messages, one for each package, indicating that the packages will not be delivered until April 8, 2019. There is no explanation. Is this standard practice for Fed Ex, to deliver packages only when it is convenient for it to do so?
    6 answers · Other - Business & Finance · 2 weeks ago
  • Should Catholics in Ireland Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

    By celebrating St. Patrick's Day, aren't the Irish Catholics merely validating what has shown itself to be a pedophile protection ring? Now that the Irish thankfully have awakened from the bog of religious superstition in which they have been trapped for last several centuries (e.g. legalizing divorce, same sex marriage, and abortion... show more
    By celebrating St. Patrick's Day, aren't the Irish Catholics merely validating what has shown itself to be a pedophile protection ring? Now that the Irish thankfully have awakened from the bog of religious superstition in which they have been trapped for last several centuries (e.g. legalizing divorce, same sex marriage, and abortion through twelve weeks), wouldn't it be better to have nothing to do with a festival the primary purpose of which is to have an excuse to get drunk in the middle of Lent?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Is Dropbox Going Out of Business?

    I received an e-mail stating that my Dropbox account has been closed on account of inactivity. The only reason I have a Dropbox account is because someone sent me a document that way. Why they sent it that way, I do not know. So, when I got the document, I had to create an account to open the document, but I have not used the account since then.... show more
    I received an e-mail stating that my Dropbox account has been closed on account of inactivity. The only reason I have a Dropbox account is because someone sent me a document that way. Why they sent it that way, I do not know. So, when I got the document, I had to create an account to open the document, but I have not used the account since then. My question is, why does Dropbox have to close the account? Why is it any of their business how often I use the account? Of course, if Dropbox is going out of business, that might explain it, but otherwise, why would Dropbox care, or have any right to?
    2 answers · Password and Sign In · 2 months ago
  • Is Yahoo! Going to Fix the Glitch That Prevents People From Asking Questions?

    I have been trying to ask a question for four months, but I keep getting an error message.
    I have been trying to ask a question for four months, but I keep getting an error message.
    5 answers · Yahoo Answers · 2 months ago
  • When is Dear Abby's Dangerous Column Going to be Removed?

    Lately, Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby") has been giving a string of bad advice. Today (September 21, 2018), a woman wrote to say that her boyfriend was choking her and giving her bruises. The woman has two children by a previous relationship. Abby's advice? She should ask the boyfriend to leave. What horribly stupid and dangerous... show more
    Lately, Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby") has been giving a string of bad advice. Today (September 21, 2018), a woman wrote to say that her boyfriend was choking her and giving her bruises. The woman has two children by a previous relationship. Abby's advice? She should ask the boyfriend to leave. What horribly stupid and dangerous advice. The woman needs to get herself and her children out of there as soon as possible. Abby should have told her to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for advice on how to do it safely.
    2 answers · Singles & Dating · 7 months ago
  • Is It Still Difficult to Get an Appointment at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale?

    When my mother and I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2000, we thought that it might be possible to be treated by physicians at the Mayo Clinic. I called the Clinic to schedule an appointment, and I was told that I could not schedule an appointment with the Clinic. Instead, I would have to call one of their satellite offices. They gave me the... show more
    When my mother and I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2000, we thought that it might be possible to be treated by physicians at the Mayo Clinic. I called the Clinic to schedule an appointment, and I was told that I could not schedule an appointment with the Clinic. Instead, I would have to call one of their satellite offices. They gave me the name and number of the nearest one, so I called them. The satellite office told me that they only handled cases involving pediatrics and OB/GYN, and that their physicians did not need any more cases at that time. About a year later, the television evening news mentioned that John McCain had gone there to get something flicked off the end of his nose. I thought to myself, "they have expanded their treatment now, to include pediatrics, OB/GYN, and U.S. Senators." Darn. We still do not qualify. Is it still this hard to get an appointment at the Mayo Clinic?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 7 months ago
  • Religious Holidays in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Wouldn't it make more sense to celebrate religious holidays in the Southern Hemisphere according to their seasons? In other words, shouldn't Christmas be observed on June 25? Easter should be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after September 21. Wouldn't that make a lot more sense? How can Christmas be a time of... show more
    Wouldn't it make more sense to celebrate religious holidays in the Southern Hemisphere according to their seasons? In other words, shouldn't Christmas be observed on June 25? Easter should be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after September 21. Wouldn't that make a lot more sense? How can Christmas be a time of "Light Coming Into the World" when the days are growing shorter and not longer?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Passport Requirements for Cruise?

    If a U.S. citizen takes a cruise from Miami, Florida, to Los Angeles, California, going through the Panama Canal, but does not disembark at any foreign port of call, is he required to have a U.S. passport when he arrives at Los Angeles?
    If a U.S. citizen takes a cruise from Miami, Florida, to Los Angeles, California, going through the Panama Canal, but does not disembark at any foreign port of call, is he required to have a U.S. passport when he arrives at Los Angeles?
    1 answer · Cruise Travel · 7 months ago
  • Is It Acceptable for Choir Directors to Sing Along with the Choir?

    I have seen adult choir directors of adult choirs sing along. On the other hand, when I was in elementary school in the 1960's, our music teacher told us that it was not proper for choir directors to sing along, but she since we had not learned the song to her satisfaction, she was going to break her rule and sing along. I was just wondering... show more
    I have seen adult choir directors of adult choirs sing along. On the other hand, when I was in elementary school in the 1960's, our music teacher told us that it was not proper for choir directors to sing along, but she since we had not learned the song to her satisfaction, she was going to break her rule and sing along. I was just wondering if there is any accepted practice on this.
    5 answers · Singing · 7 months ago
  • Did Alabama Voters Outlaw the Use of the Bible in the State's Legal System?

    In 2014, the people of Alabama voted to amend their Constitution to prohibit the use of "foreign law" in their courts. Of course, they thought they were outlawing Sharia law, which has no realistic chance of being applied in any U.S. court in any event, but doesn't a reference to "foreign law" include the King James Version... show more
    In 2014, the people of Alabama voted to amend their Constitution to prohibit the use of "foreign law" in their courts. Of course, they thought they were outlawing Sharia law, which has no realistic chance of being applied in any U.S. court in any event, but doesn't a reference to "foreign law" include the King James Version of the Bible? Supposedly, the original texts were written in the Middle East, and it was translated in England, so wouldn't that mean that the use of the Bible is now illegal in Alabama?
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • Why Do Black Men Fare Better in Society Than White Women?

    In the United States, black men were guaranteed the right to vote in 1870, with the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment. White women had to wait until the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, before they were given the right to vote. A black man (Thurgood Marshall) became a Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1967. It was not... show more
    In the United States, black men were guaranteed the right to vote in 1870, with the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment. White women had to wait until the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, before they were given the right to vote. A black man (Thurgood Marshall) became a Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1967. It was not until 1981 that a white woman (Sandra Day O'Connor) sat on the Court. The Procellian Club, an exclusive organization at Harvard, admitted its first black member in 1983. Although Harvard has been coeducational since 1970, the Porcellian Club has yet to admit a female member. The Augusta National Golf Club admitted a black man to membership in 1990, but it was not until 2012 that it admitted a woman. Why do black men fare better in society than white women?
    1 answer · Other - Society & Culture · 8 months ago
  • How Do I Translate English into Canadian?

    Is it true that I simply need to add "eh?" to the end of every sentence? Or should I break it up a bit? For example, if I ask a question, and get an answer, should I create an echo effect by saying, "is it, eh?"
    Is it true that I simply need to add "eh?" to the end of every sentence? Or should I break it up a bit? For example, if I ask a question, and get an answer, should I create an echo effect by saying, "is it, eh?"
    3 answers · Languages · 9 months ago
  • Would Having Enough Lifeboats for All the Passengers Have Made Any Difference on the RMS Titanic?

    While it is shameful that the RMS Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, I am not sure it would have made any difference, given the incompetence of the crew. The captain canceled the boat drill that was supposed to have occurred on Sunday morning. Although the ship struck the iceberg at 11:40 p.m., it was not until 12:30... show more
    While it is shameful that the RMS Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, I am not sure it would have made any difference, given the incompetence of the crew. The captain canceled the boat drill that was supposed to have occurred on Sunday morning. Although the ship struck the iceberg at 11:40 p.m., it was not until 12:30 a.m. that the first lifeboat was lowered away. The boats were made to hold 65 passengers, and given the flat calm sea, could have been pressed into service for about 80. Most of them were lowered away with far fewer passengers, and one boat had only 12 people in it. They did not load the last lifeboat until about 2:10 a.m., when the ship was on its way down. What difference would it have made to have had more lifeboats?
    7 answers · Boats & Boating · 9 months ago
  • Have the Lamps in Europe Been Lit Again?

    On August 3, 1914, on the eve of Britains’s entry into the First World War, Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Minister, wrote in his diary, “"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time." Have the lamps been lit again in Europe again?
    On August 3, 1914, on the eve of Britains’s entry into the First World War, Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Minister, wrote in his diary, “"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time." Have the lamps been lit again in Europe again?
    8 answers · History · 9 months ago
  • Why Are School Teachers, Alone Among the Professions, Given Special Protection from Being Fired (Academic Tenure)?

    I understand the goal of academic tenure, which is that teachers should be fired or penalized merely because their views in the classroom are controversial. Part of the educational process is to present students with competing views and to encourage discussion, so that the learning opportunities increase. But modern day academic tenure goes far... show more
    I understand the goal of academic tenure, which is that teachers should be fired or penalized merely because their views in the classroom are controversial. Part of the educational process is to present students with competing views and to encourage discussion, so that the learning opportunities increase. But modern day academic tenure goes far beyond that. There are excessively long notice periods required, complicated procedural devices, and other obstacles to terminating the services of professors who are incompetent. The teacher unions stand up for idiots like that woman professor in Fresno, who blackened the memory of Barbara Bush after she died. When Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach tried to deal with faculty accused of sexual misconduct, it was censured by AAUP, the teacher union. Since the criterion for awarding tenure is influenced heavily by the teacher's publication record, the teacher may neglect classroom duties, to the detriment of students. Also given the seven-year trial period for tenure track teachers, a young professor, who is most like to have controversial ideas, dare not mention them, or else he will never get tenure. When he does get tenure, he may have lost his enthusiasm for change. Finally, there are other occupations and professions in which discharge or penalty should occur only for cause. Teachers should not be the privileged few. How did they, alone among the professions, manage to get this special protection?
    1 answer · Teaching · 9 months ago