• Do you find it offensive the fact the Oxford dictionary defines unborn human children as parasites?

    The dictionary defines a parasite as "an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense." In a logical sense unborn human children are parasites but in an "emotional" sense they aren't. Do you see this fact in an... show more
    The dictionary defines a parasite as "an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense." In a logical sense unborn human children are parasites but in an "emotional" sense they aren't. Do you see this fact in an illogical way or in a logical way? Do you agree unborn human children are parasites or do you find it too offensive?
    23 answers · 15 hours ago
  • At 18 or older, can I sue my parents for withholding my social security number?

    I'm wondering because recently I've read about "identity abuse" where abusive parents (usually not neglectful but falling into the category of controlling, religious fundamentalists homeschooling parents) withhold their kids social security number/ birth certificate etc. as a way of maintaining... show more
    I'm wondering because recently I've read about "identity abuse" where abusive parents (usually not neglectful but falling into the category of controlling, religious fundamentalists homeschooling parents) withhold their kids social security number/ birth certificate etc. as a way of maintaining power or not letting their kids do things without their consent even past the age of 18 I'm 19 and I have my social security number although not a copy of my birth certificate. I "stole" my social security number or copied it down when I heard it read out one time because every time I asked for it to apply for colleges or a job my mom would ask "why?" and act like she wasn't going to give it to me . she usually would but I wanted to prevent any identity abuse from happening so my question is, if it had, could i sue them for it? it seems unfair that as an American citizen I could have difficulty proving it if my parents didn't allow it
    34 answers · 2 days ago
  • My boyfriend broke everything I own. What can I do?

    So I'm 17 and I live with my parents and my little sister. My parents do a lot of work abroad so they live in Canada and they come home occasionally so I live alone basically. My boyfriend got angry with me when I didn't answer him when I was in sixth form so he came over and trashed my room. He ruined all... show more
    So I'm 17 and I live with my parents and my little sister. My parents do a lot of work abroad so they live in Canada and they come home occasionally so I live alone basically. My boyfriend got angry with me when I didn't answer him when I was in sixth form so he came over and trashed my room. He ruined all my make up. Smashed my Tv, Xbox, PlayStation, wii u, MacBook and iMac. My glass tv stand has been smashed and he's broken every piece of furniture in my room. He then went into my closet and ripped all of my clothes and destroyed all of my shoes. The walls are splashed with paint and he's wrote '****' on the tiles of my en-suite in lipstick. Other tiles have been smashed and the sink is off the wall. He's also smashed my car windows and ripped photos of me and my parents he even cut up my retainer as he knew that I'd have to wait to get a new one and my teeth would move. I'm not sure what to do. I haven't told my parents yet and my best friend is on her way over. It's only my stuff he's ruined. Everything I own is ruined and the only clothes that haven't been ripped are the ones I'm wearing and some that's in the washing machine. Would the police do anything as he's done thousands of pounds worth of damage.
    10 answers · 1 hour ago
  • Custody/temporary custody?

    (Apologies keyboard is somewhat broken, apologies for bad grammar) so im dealing with a big issue and a massive descion. So my friend who is pregnant, 17 years old, has discus with her partner about the future of there child. both have come to the speculation that they cannot afford to look after the child when it... show more
    (Apologies keyboard is somewhat broken, apologies for bad grammar) so im dealing with a big issue and a massive descion. So my friend who is pregnant, 17 years old, has discus with her partner about the future of there child. both have come to the speculation that they cannot afford to look after the child when it is born for the moment. abortion and adoption is not really an option. i posed an idea which they think may be either a temporary solution or just a solution. since i do not know much about how adoption/custody works here i am. the solution is that i either take full custody of the child or temporary custody from what i have read. the main questions of what i have is this: 1. how do i go about this 2. how long will it take to process before i get the child if this succeeds 3. is money an issue? i have a really well paying job, i am 19 and living on my own can afford to look after a child as of right now 4. how long after the birth will it take before i get to bring the child home? now before u say anything about why i am doing this i have my reasons. These wonderful parents in an unfortunate situation are pretty much my everything and i owe them so much. without them my life would be next to non-existent. i have thought long and hard about this and am to stick with my descion. i understand i may not be asking the right questions but they are the ones i want mainly answered and any other information is appreciated.
    7 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Is it illegal to check into a hotel room for my friend?

    So my friend & his girlfriend want to get a hotel room together on prom night, but neither of them are 18. I'm 18 though, & my friend asked if i could get the hotel room for them & he'd reimburse me for it. Is that illegal to do?
    So my friend & his girlfriend want to get a hotel room together on prom night, but neither of them are 18. I'm 18 though, & my friend asked if i could get the hotel room for them & he'd reimburse me for it. Is that illegal to do?
    21 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Is it sexual assault if?

    Youre passed out drunk and you wake up to your boyfriend having sex with you without a condom (when he knows that you dont want to do it without a condom) and you wake up and you're like get off me but he doesn't listen so you just lay there for a while and take it but then you push him off and he stops but... show more
    Youre passed out drunk and you wake up to your boyfriend having sex with you without a condom (when he knows that you dont want to do it without a condom) and you wake up and you're like get off me but he doesn't listen so you just lay there for a while and take it but then you push him off and he stops but gets angry at you
    15 answers · 5 hours ago
  • I was giving something by my grandmother she died and my grandfather wants it back what's my options?

    I've been using my grandparents zero turn mower for about 5 years and have been mowing their yard along with one of their other properties for 8/9 years and have not been paid anything. My grandfather mentioned he was going to sell the mower about 3 years ago and had said I could buy it. At the time I... show more
    I've been using my grandparents zero turn mower for about 5 years and have been mowing their yard along with one of their other properties for 8/9 years and have not been paid anything. My grandfather mentioned he was going to sell the mower about 3 years ago and had said I could buy it. At the time I didn't have the money and told my grandmother I would bring it back. She asked why and I told her what he had said about selling it. She told me I had mowed their yards for the 8 going on 9 years and they had never paid me for it so I had technically paid for the mower and to just keep it. She's recently passed away and now another family member wants it and my grandfather has said to bring it back. Over the 4/5 years I've did and paid for all the maintenance on the mower spending thousands of dollars. What are my options
    27 answers · 3 days ago
  • A guy recorded me on omegle?!?

    So... I was on omegle and a black screen came up and a dude said "dont be mad... but i recorded you." Then proceeded to ask me if he could post it on a porn site. I was very confused because I never show that type of stuff on omegle. But it had me worried that he would manipulate it into something that... show more
    So... I was on omegle and a black screen came up and a dude said "dont be mad... but i recorded you." Then proceeded to ask me if he could post it on a porn site. I was very confused because I never show that type of stuff on omegle. But it had me worried that he would manipulate it into something that makes me look bad. And he said the only way he would delete it is if I showed him my boobs. I didnt feel that worried again because i am a minor and ifhe posted something like that he could get arrested for child pornography since i am only 14. So.. I am worried that he will manipulate whatever video he has of me. He said he was going to post it. I am just very nervous that it would make me look bad. Please help!
    5 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Can a dying criminal be convicted for his crimes?

    Let's say someone has killed many people but by the time they got caught they are terribly ill in hospital and the doctors can't do anything anymore to help so that person has few months or weeks of life. Does that person still get convicted since they are dying?
    Let's say someone has killed many people but by the time they got caught they are terribly ill in hospital and the doctors can't do anything anymore to help so that person has few months or weeks of life. Does that person still get convicted since they are dying?
    13 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Why do right-wing Trumptards think that we progressives want to ban free speech/the 1st amendment?

    We don't want to ban free speech. We want to ban hate speech. We want to ban speech that favors the patriarchy. We want speech that trivializes those who are not part of the cis-male white patriarchy ended. We want the speech of those who are against immigrants (Trump and his supporters) silenced. Hate speech... show more
    We don't want to ban free speech. We want to ban hate speech. We want to ban speech that favors the patriarchy. We want speech that trivializes those who are not part of the cis-male white patriarchy ended. We want the speech of those who are against immigrants (Trump and his supporters) silenced. Hate speech does not equal free speech.
    16 answers · 23 hours ago
  • North Carolina: Legal or illegal?

    Does anyone know how the law works in NC? I mean my boyfriend and I had sex but he's 19 and I'm 15. I'm about to turn 16 in a few days however. If the cops were to know, would he get in trouble?
    Does anyone know how the law works in NC? I mean my boyfriend and I had sex but he's 19 and I'm 15. I'm about to turn 16 in a few days however. If the cops were to know, would he get in trouble?
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • I'm a 21 year old girl and I've sent some explicit pictures to a 16 year old boy, can I get in trouble with the law because of this?

    Best answer: Yes, absolutely. Under every state's laws in the United States, you're an adult and he's a minor. At 16, he may be below the age of consent in his state. What you're doing could be called "grooming" or, in legal terms, "corrupting the morals of a minor." The penalties for you... show more
    Best answer: Yes, absolutely. Under every state's laws in the United States, you're an adult and he's a minor. At 16, he may be below the age of consent in his state. What you're doing could be called "grooming" or, in legal terms, "corrupting the morals of a minor." The penalties for you could be harsh. But more, do you really think a 16-year-old isn't going to share your photos with his friends over the internet? You have no more control over what happens to them now.
    14 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can I ask for no child support?

    I Just had daughter 3 months ago. Me and her father are together but he doesn t Live with me. His mother is disabled so he s living with her to help her. I am on state assistance. I have medicaid, get WiC, and I m on food stamps. My case worker noticed my daughters father isn t in the home so I got a paper to begin... show more
    I Just had daughter 3 months ago. Me and her father are together but he doesn t Live with me. His mother is disabled so he s living with her to help her. I am on state assistance. I have medicaid, get WiC, and I m on food stamps. My case worker noticed my daughters father isn t in the home so I got a paper to begin a child support action. Just wondering if I can claim no child support. He buys her whatever she needs and we always see each other plus we re together. If I try to claim no support will I get denied all my state assistance. I just think its dumb he ll have to pay child support when were not even separated
    12 answers · 13 hours ago