• Should the LDS church retain its tax-exempt status if it agrees to allow gays to be sealed in their Temples?

    Best answer: This is a non-sequitor. The LDS Church is under scrutiny for violating its tax-exempt status by delving directly into politics on multiple occasions. The fact that these incursions all deal with their opposition to gay marriage are irrelevant. They were just as active in the 1970s fighting ERA, which had nothing to do with their... show more
    Best answer: This is a non-sequitor. The LDS Church is under scrutiny for violating its tax-exempt status by delving directly into politics on multiple occasions. The fact that these incursions all deal with their opposition to gay marriage are irrelevant. They were just as active in the 1970s fighting ERA, which had nothing to do with their homophobia. The LDS Church has every right to condemn gay marriage. No church is required to perform any marriage, as protected by the 1st Amendment. Its internal policy on gay marriage has nothing to do with its violation of its political neutrality, even if homophobia is the driving motivation.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • Can i get rid of the fat on the back of my noggin?

    Best answer: There is no such thing as spot reduction. Fat settles where it will based on your DNA. You have three options: 1) Lose weight, which will remove fat from all over your body based on how it was originally deposited. 2) Try special exercises that may tone the muscles in the back of your neck. This may have limited results. 3)... show more
    Best answer: There is no such thing as spot reduction. Fat settles where it will based on your DNA. You have three options: 1) Lose weight, which will remove fat from all over your body based on how it was originally deposited. 2) Try special exercises that may tone the muscles in the back of your neck. This may have limited results. 3) Liposuction, which is plastic surgery. It can suck out the fat cells from specific regions. It is surgery, and the back of the neck is a dangerous spot with the spinal cord right there. I'm not sure if a surgeon would work on that area. I think option 1 is the best, cheapest option, but of course, the most difficult.
    3 answers · Diet & Fitness · 1 decade ago
  • Is 99 lbs too fat?

    Best answer: According to the BMI calculator, your body mass index is 17.5. That is considered UNDERWEIGHT. Of course, 13 yos are often underweight because of their rapid growth, and you will probably fill out in the next few years. A BMI between 20-25 is considered normal and healthy. You could honestly afford to gain a few pounds, but given... show more
    Best answer: According to the BMI calculator, your body mass index is 17.5. That is considered UNDERWEIGHT. Of course, 13 yos are often underweight because of their rapid growth, and you will probably fill out in the next few years. A BMI between 20-25 is considered normal and healthy. You could honestly afford to gain a few pounds, but given your stage of life, I wouldn't stress about it. Just eat well, exercise and get lots of sleep. Your age group needs around 10 hours a night, and few teenagers get that. If you are overly obsessed with your weight, you may be anorexic, which is far too common for girls your age. If you are purposefully expelling food to control your weight, you are bulemic, which is a serious health condition. Talk to your doctor or parents if you resort to extreme measures to control your weight, which is honestly too low as it is.
    11 answers · Diet & Fitness · 1 decade ago
  • Other than fear, what other platform does GOP front runner, Rudy Giuliani have to stand on?

    Best answer: 9/11, 9/11, 9/11! Did I mention 9/11?
    Best answer: 9/11, 9/11, 9/11! Did I mention 9/11?
    20 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago
  • Is the middle saturday at wimbledon peoples day?

    Best answer: No, it's middle Sunday. They don't schedule events that day unless the first week has been a washout and matches are backed up. They then open the gates to the public, and it results in a fun and exciting crowd. They really should make it every year, since it's bizarre to turn on the television in the middle of... show more
    Best answer: No, it's middle Sunday. They don't schedule events that day unless the first week has been a washout and matches are backed up. They then open the gates to the public, and it results in a fun and exciting crowd. They really should make it every year, since it's bizarre to turn on the television in the middle of Wimbledon on a Sunday and see nothing there. An archaic tradition that is hurting the sport.
    1 answer · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • When did Black people first get last names? Where did they get these names from?

    Best answer: After Emancipation, many former slaves took names from their former masters, from the towns where they lived, from their occupations (smith, cooper, cook, etc.) or from famous people. You see a lot of black families named after famous presidents. Names like "Jackson", "Washington", and "Jefferson" are... show more
    Best answer: After Emancipation, many former slaves took names from their former masters, from the towns where they lived, from their occupations (smith, cooper, cook, etc.) or from famous people. You see a lot of black families named after famous presidents. Names like "Jackson", "Washington", and "Jefferson" are pretty common among blacks, because they were admired by former slaves who adopted them as their own. Naming yourself "Lincoln" is pretty obvious to explain. This isn't all that different from how other ethnic groups got their last names, just a lot more recent.
    2 answers · History · 1 decade ago
  • How did marie antonitte ruin france?

    Best answer: She didn't. The Versailles system of high living by the untaxed of the aristocracy on the backs of the rest of the nation, combined with expensive wars, bankrupted France. As foreigner and the daughter of a traditional enemy of France, Austria, Marie Antoinette was an easy target. They called her "L'autrichienne"... show more
    Best answer: She didn't. The Versailles system of high living by the untaxed of the aristocracy on the backs of the rest of the nation, combined with expensive wars, bankrupted France. As foreigner and the daughter of a traditional enemy of France, Austria, Marie Antoinette was an easy target. They called her "L'autrichienne" (the Austrian woman) and later "L'autre chienne" (the other *****). She was frivolous in her spending, like most people in Versailles, but as a propaganda piece, she was blamed for it all. They called her "Mme. Deficit". Marie Antoinette was young and foolish when she came to France. She realized the crisis long before her feckless husband, but she was too naive to realize it was too little, too late.
    6 answers · History · 1 decade ago
  • Does white America have to answer to Al Sharpton ?

    Best answer: If Sharpton says "Hello!", I say "Hello!" back. It's the polite thing to do.
    Best answer: If Sharpton says "Hello!", I say "Hello!" back. It's the polite thing to do.
    6 answers · Other - News & Events · 1 decade ago
  • Is it harmful for a person to swallow semen?

    Best answer: No. There is a slight risk of STD transmission if the swallower has mouth sores or recent dental work and the emiter has an STD. While it is theoretically possible to spread HIV this way, they have never found one case of this conclusively happening.
    Best answer: No. There is a slight risk of STD transmission if the swallower has mouth sores or recent dental work and the emiter has an STD. While it is theoretically possible to spread HIV this way, they have never found one case of this conclusively happening.
    18 answers · Men's Health · 1 decade ago
  • Is shakespear our contempary today???

    Best answer: Contemporary means "belonging to the same time period." Shakespeare lived in the 16th and early 17th centuries, under the Elizabethean and Stuart eras. Since we live in the 21st century, Shakespeare is not our contemporary, even if the Queen of England is named Elizabeth. That does not mean we cannot appreciate and learn... show more
    Best answer: Contemporary means "belonging to the same time period." Shakespeare lived in the 16th and early 17th centuries, under the Elizabethean and Stuart eras. Since we live in the 21st century, Shakespeare is not our contemporary, even if the Queen of England is named Elizabeth. That does not mean we cannot appreciate and learn from his works. It just means that he represents a very different era from our own.
    1 answer · Theater & Acting · 1 decade ago
  • Magically skinny overnight, every night?

    Best answer: Your stomach looks bigger as the day progresses because you fill it full of food and liquids. By the time you wake up in the morning, it has emptied out all the food and you have expelled a lot of the liquid. Once you begin to eat and drink again, you put back on the water weight and fill your stomach back up again. If you went an... show more
    Best answer: Your stomach looks bigger as the day progresses because you fill it full of food and liquids. By the time you wake up in the morning, it has emptied out all the food and you have expelled a lot of the liquid. Once you begin to eat and drink again, you put back on the water weight and fill your stomach back up again. If you went an entire day without eating or drinking, you would look the same all day (just thirstier and hungrier). You should always weigh yourself the same time every day to erase this fluctuation from your weight patterns. If you weigh yourself the first thing in the morning, you will find your true weight without the temporary weight gain from undigested food and water inside you.
    2 answers · Diet & Fitness · 1 decade ago
  • How can i tell if i'm a girl or a boy?

    Best answer: Just like with cats or dogs. One hole: boy two holes: girl
    Best answer: Just like with cats or dogs. One hole: boy two holes: girl
    16 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 decade ago
  • What's the rationale behind the "hard to get" ideology of dating?

    Best answer: Basic psychology: if something is hard to get, it must be worth having. If someone plays hard to get, but not to hard, it increases your interest and encourages you to chase him/her. It also tests how serious you are about someone. If you are looking for a quickie, then playing hard to get can weed you out.
    Best answer: Basic psychology: if something is hard to get, it must be worth having. If someone plays hard to get, but not to hard, it increases your interest and encourages you to chase him/her. It also tests how serious you are about someone. If you are looking for a quickie, then playing hard to get can weed you out.
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 1 decade ago
  • Do you think that NADAL could lose today?

    Best answer: Not this early. I think he could make it to the finals, not because he is a great grass court player, but because he has an easier draw (even based on objective seeding) than Federer. All the competition, including Safin and Roddick, are in Federer's draw.
    Best answer: Not this early. I think he could make it to the finals, not because he is a great grass court player, but because he has an easier draw (even based on objective seeding) than Federer. All the competition, including Safin and Roddick, are in Federer's draw.
    4 answers · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • Why do they stop play at wimbledon just because it rains?

    Best answer: Tennis is an individual sport, where players are paid by results, not on contracts. If a player slips on a wet surface, it could lead to severe injury. If a player is injured, he/she cannot play. He/she covers all the medical expenses. There is no payment while in rehab. Each player is an individual franchise, and no guaranteed... show more
    Best answer: Tennis is an individual sport, where players are paid by results, not on contracts. If a player slips on a wet surface, it could lead to severe injury. If a player is injured, he/she cannot play. He/she covers all the medical expenses. There is no payment while in rehab. Each player is an individual franchise, and no guaranteed money. If Federer were to play on wet grass, slipped and twisted a muscle, he could be out for months. That would cost him his Wimbledon title, possibly his US Open title, and all the ranking points. He would not get paid a dime during this time, and his loss of ranking could result in a loss endorsement. This could be millions of dollars in lost revenue that is borne by him alone. If Beckham slips and falls, he has a team trainer. The team has a back up player to fill in for him. The team pays for his rehab, and his salary while he rehabs. The team loses out a bit, but not completely. Becks doesn't lose much but some playing time. Tennis is also not a fun sport when wet. Ever grab a soggy tennis ball from a dog's mouth? Exactly! Now, smash that ball with a raquet, and see how heavy it is, how messy it is, and how the game is ruined by poor weather conditions. It's not about prima donna players. It's about preserving the integrity of the game and protecting players, who are all permanent free agents.
    12 answers · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • Who has more to lose, Federer or Nadal?

    Best answer: Federer has the most to gain. If he wins this, he has a great chance to win a the first men's Grand Slam since Rod Laver. He would also pull within 3 of Sampras, with Wimbledon and the US coming up, where he has won multiple times. Nadal needs to win to stay competitive. If he loses his French title, he is just one of the pack... show more
    Best answer: Federer has the most to gain. If he wins this, he has a great chance to win a the first men's Grand Slam since Rod Laver. He would also pull within 3 of Sampras, with Wimbledon and the US coming up, where he has won multiple times. Nadal needs to win to stay competitive. If he loses his French title, he is just one of the pack to Federer. He loses a lot of points and has little chance of winning another Grand Slam until next June. That said, Nadal has a lot more chances to win the French, whereas Federer needs to win while he is at the top of his game. Federer can win Wimbledon as he ages, but the French is not going to be there for long. In short, in tennis terms, Nadal has the most to lose and Federer to gain. In French Open terms, Federer needs to win soon while Nadal will be competitive in Paris for a long time.
    11 answers · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • Serena should drop her parents as coaches and hire a coach with the aim of becoming a student of the game!?

    Best answer: While the Williams sisters have done very well, they should have been dominant for the last several years. Their dilettante attitude towards the sport has really hurt their results. While they may occassionally be able to take months off, show up at a tourney and win, they can't do that consistantly. Henin is a far more serious... show more
    Best answer: While the Williams sisters have done very well, they should have been dominant for the last several years. Their dilettante attitude towards the sport has really hurt their results. While they may occassionally be able to take months off, show up at a tourney and win, they can't do that consistantly. Henin is a far more serious player than Serena, and her maturity and preparation showed in the results. I thought Henin would win, but 6-3,6-4 isn't even competitve. Serena should be ashamed, and she should be ashamed of her classless attitude. Henin is a 3-time champion here. Her win was not a fluke.
    10 answers · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • American Revolution & Canada?

    Best answer: Canada figures largely in the American War of Independence. Prior to the French & Indian War, American colonists feared the French and their Indian allies. With the British victory at the Plains of Abraham, France left North America and the threat was removed. This made the colonies feel less dependent on Britain for defense. ... show more
    Best answer: Canada figures largely in the American War of Independence. Prior to the French & Indian War, American colonists feared the French and their Indian allies. With the British victory at the Plains of Abraham, France left North America and the threat was removed. This made the colonies feel less dependent on Britain for defense. Meanwhile, the British parliament thought that colonies should have to pay more taxes to pay for the war. During the war, a large number of Americans were called "Tories" because they opposed independence and supported Britain. Many of them fled to Canada to remain British subjects, and their descendents are still Canadians today. The Americans tried to invade Canada in 1775 and in 1777. Both invasions ended in American defeats within Canada, the 2nd lead by Gen. Benedict Arnold before his famous betrayal. After the war, a major source of friction between the US and the UK was the disputed border regions between the new USA and British Canada.
    2 answers · History · 1 decade ago
  • Why is it that great tennis singles champions rarely win trophies in doubles?

    Best answer: That's not true. On the women's side, great singles players have dominated doubles tennis. The Williams sisters are a terrific doubles team, both together and in mixed. Martina Hingis is a great doubles player. Martina Navritilova and Billy Jean King won numerous doubles titles. Navritilova is probably the greatest women's... show more
    Best answer: That's not true. On the women's side, great singles players have dominated doubles tennis. The Williams sisters are a terrific doubles team, both together and in mixed. Martina Hingis is a great doubles player. Martina Navritilova and Billy Jean King won numerous doubles titles. Navritilova is probably the greatest women's doubles player ever. Even Steffi Graf has a Wimbledon doubles title. On the men's side, it used to be common for the men to play. John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors both won doubles grand slams titles. Stefan Edberg has 3 doubles titles. I think today, the game has gotten too physical with power serving and grueling baseline games. With men playing 5 set matches in the summer heat, it's a lot to ask a player to then take on men's doubles and singles. That's why you see more doubles specialists like the Woodies and the Bryans. Also, doubles is much more of a serve and volley game. That's why an older player with great reflexes like Navritilova can still play. Men's tennis is dominated by baseliners, who can't run all over the court in doubles and their speed is not as important with the lesser court coverage in doubles. Maybe if men's tennis returned to more of a serve and volley game, you'd see more top players participating and winning. Women's tennis players still do well in both singles and doubles today.
    14 answers · Tennis · 1 decade ago
  • I have asthma and a congested chest?

    Best answer: Try taking Mucinex. It's a long acting expectorant, and it will loosen the phlegm and help clear your chest. If that doesn't work, I'd go see your doctor.
    Best answer: Try taking Mucinex. It's a long acting expectorant, and it will loosen the phlegm and help clear your chest. If that doesn't work, I'd go see your doctor.
    11 answers · Respiratory Diseases · 1 decade ago