• The Huffington Post ...?

    When I say the words "the Huffington Post" what is the first word that jumps into your mind ...? And feel free to elaborate why that particular word came to your mind. Just so you know I'm looking for answers from both sides, so don't make this a myopic right-left issue.
    When I say the words "the Huffington Post" what is the first word that jumps into your mind ...? And feel free to elaborate why that particular word came to your mind. Just so you know I'm looking for answers from both sides, so don't make this a myopic right-left issue.
    13 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago
  • What is your biggest pet peeve ...?

    What is your biggest pet peeve on Yahoo! Answers (either with the site itself, or the users on it)? I'm just curious to see what other people's experiences have been.
    What is your biggest pet peeve on Yahoo! Answers (either with the site itself, or the users on it)? I'm just curious to see what other people's experiences have been.
    10 answers · Elections · 1 decade ago
  • Michigan and Florida ...?

    Lets look at this whole DNC debacle over Michigan and Florida in a different way. Lets supposed Hillary Clinton is the New York Yankees, and Barrack Obama is the Chicago Cubs. I know this is not a perfect analogy, but it proves a point, so bear with me. Throughout the entire regular season the Yankees felt like they were automatically going... show more
    Lets look at this whole DNC debacle over Michigan and Florida in a different way. Lets supposed Hillary Clinton is the New York Yankees, and Barrack Obama is the Chicago Cubs. I know this is not a perfect analogy, but it proves a point, so bear with me. Throughout the entire regular season the Yankees felt like they were automatically going to win the League Championship, but after the first half of the season the Cubs pulled out in front on the leader board by about two games. In the second half the season both teams fight hard, and each have their victories and defeats, but the Cubs wind up keeping their narrow lead, and, inevitably, will win the the League Championship. Then, the Yankees say, "no ... we played two preseason games against the Cubs and won. We want those game to count towards the League statistics!" Do you think that type of argument would fly? The rules might give you the outcome you want, but you follow the rules that were in place when you started.
    3 answers · Elections · 1 decade ago
  • Work Visa/Tax ID in Norway?

    My wife and I are currently living in the Los Angeles area, and are toying around with the idea of moving to Oslo, so she can be closer to her family. My wife is Norwegian, and I am an American with a Danish permanent residence permit. My question is this ... if I were to work on a post-Doctorate at the University of Oslo, and therefore be on a... show more
    My wife and I are currently living in the Los Angeles area, and are toying around with the idea of moving to Oslo, so she can be closer to her family. My wife is Norwegian, and I am an American with a Danish permanent residence permit. My question is this ... if I were to work on a post-Doctorate at the University of Oslo, and therefore be on a student visa until a permanent residence permit could be approved would I also be able to work? I ask because I know when I first moved to Denmark on a student visa I was required to file for a separate tax identification number and work authorization visa before I could actually work in the country. And in Sweden my student visa doubled as a work visa. My wife doesn't know how it works because she's never had to deal with it before (she was born and raised in Norway, and we've never lived there since being married).
    1 answer · Other - Europe · 1 decade ago
  • Would you declare a winner of a game after the 1st minute?

    So why would you call a winner in a presidential primary when only 1% of the ballots have been counted?
    So why would you call a winner in a presidential primary when only 1% of the ballots have been counted?
    5 answers · Elections · 1 decade ago
  • CNN delegate count ... have you noticed?

    I've noticed a rather ominous trend with CNN.com on their "Election Center" delegate scorecard -- this goes for both the Democratic and Republican side of the equation. On the Democratic side when the race started it showed Clinton ahead with her 150+ pre-pledged convention delegates, and Obama with about 15 ... thus, putting... show more
    I've noticed a rather ominous trend with CNN.com on their "Election Center" delegate scorecard -- this goes for both the Democratic and Republican side of the equation. On the Democratic side when the race started it showed Clinton ahead with her 150+ pre-pledged convention delegates, and Obama with about 15 ... thus, putting Clinton far in front of Obama on the scale. Then Obama won in Iowa, and CNN then changed the scorecard to show only delegates awarded by caucus/primary. That put Obama a handful of delegates over Clinton. On the Republican side Romney has always has more, or close to, twice as many delegates as his next closest competitor. Until yesterday it showed Romney with 66 delegates, McCain with 38, and Huckabee with 22. After the media shift fell towards McCain CNN suddenly changed Romney's scorecard so it now shows he has just 42 delegates. If this isn't the media trying to influence people's perception, and thereby influence their vote, I don't know what is ...
    7 answers · Elections · 1 decade ago
  • What are your thoughts on the Republican Presidential Debate?

    Please, no; name calling, party politics, diatribe, or ad hominem attacks. Articulate, in a civil fashion, your thoughts and observations on the recent Republican Presidential Debate, and how you thought the individual candidates performed.
    Please, no; name calling, party politics, diatribe, or ad hominem attacks. Articulate, in a civil fashion, your thoughts and observations on the recent Republican Presidential Debate, and how you thought the individual candidates performed.
    7 answers · Elections · 1 decade ago
  • Why is it ...?

    Why is it that the extreme anti-Bush camp (and even the casual anti-Bush camp) always make fun of the president, and go to great lengths to point out how dumb he is. Yet, when the issue of 9-11 or the Iraq War comes around all the sudden Bush is one of the greatest criminal masterminds in history. So, which is it ...? Is Bush stupid or is he a... show more
    Why is it that the extreme anti-Bush camp (and even the casual anti-Bush camp) always make fun of the president, and go to great lengths to point out how dumb he is. Yet, when the issue of 9-11 or the Iraq War comes around all the sudden Bush is one of the greatest criminal masterminds in history. So, which is it ...? Is Bush stupid or is he a genius ...? Because you can't have both (and I think the vast majority of the American population can agree on which of the two he is ... all you have to do is listen to him talk for 30 seconds) ...
    10 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago