• Why is my car batter dead?

    It started beeping when I took the key out. I opened the door, got out, and closed the door and I assume it stopped beeping. But I am 100 percent sure the headlights were off, as I checked them, so it should not have killed the battery.
    It started beeping when I took the key out. I opened the door, got out, and closed the door and I assume it stopped beeping. But I am 100 percent sure the headlights were off, as I checked them, so it should not have killed the battery.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • How much evil can you justify in the name of human rights?

    Everyone has rights to liberty and life, of course, but some people use the concept of human rights to delude themselves such that they can do something extremely evil and believe that it is good.
    Everyone has rights to liberty and life, of course, but some people use the concept of human rights to delude themselves such that they can do something extremely evil and believe that it is good.
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 days ago
  • Why is government so stupid?

    We are 17 trillion in debt, and the government continues spending like drunken sailors. Does nobody have any moral qualms about dumping this huge burden on their children and grand children, and forcing everyone except themselves to pay for their entitlements (ie., "human rights").
    We are 17 trillion in debt, and the government continues spending like drunken sailors. Does nobody have any moral qualms about dumping this huge burden on their children and grand children, and forcing everyone except themselves to pay for their entitlements (ie., "human rights").
    9 answers · Politics · 6 days ago
  • What if it is the voters who are corrupt, and not the politicians?

    Okay, so about 60 percent of people are net consumers and 40 percent are net producers. 60 percent live off the backs of the other 40 percent. Now, the thing about blood money is that it corrupts the soul. People who consume government resources are actually consuming the blood money of other people. They become corrupt as a result and--slowly,... show more
    Okay, so about 60 percent of people are net consumers and 40 percent are net producers. 60 percent live off the backs of the other 40 percent. Now, the thing about blood money is that it corrupts the soul. People who consume government resources are actually consuming the blood money of other people. They become corrupt as a result and--slowly, ever so slowly--they begin to feel entitled; they don't even feel guilty or disappointed in themselves by living off other people anymore. So they continually grow more and more corrupt and they vote for politicians who promise to make the small percentage of producers share their hard-earned money with themselves because, well, it's their "fair share".
    5 answers · Politics · 1 week ago
  • Find the function that has the taylor series 1/(0!1^2) - x/(1!2^2) + x^2/(2!3^2) - x^3/(3!4^2) + ...?

    I know -e^-x gives 1/0! - x/1! + x/2! - ... How do I incorporate the square terms? Maybe -e^-x/tan(x) ??? No idea how to solve it. 10 points if you can.
    I know -e^-x gives 1/0! - x/1! + x/2! - ... How do I incorporate the square terms? Maybe -e^-x/tan(x) ??? No idea how to solve it. 10 points if you can.
    2 answers · Mathematics · 2 weeks ago
  • Should Alberta cut their taxes so that the rest of Canada can't rape and pillage them?

    Alberta is pretty much the only province that makes enough money to pay for the stupid healthcare system Canada imposes, but the Canadian government takes any extra money Alberta makes and gives it to Ontario to pay for their healthcare and have free daycare for their kids.
    Alberta is pretty much the only province that makes enough money to pay for the stupid healthcare system Canada imposes, but the Canadian government takes any extra money Alberta makes and gives it to Ontario to pay for their healthcare and have free daycare for their kids.
    4 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do welfare recipients not commit suicide in America?

    In Japan, people who failed in life or are too weak to make it on their own kill themselves because they cannot bear the shame of being a parasite on other people. It's about honour; they'd rather die than be a welfare worm who makes other people carry their burden. In America, it's totally the opposite. People would rather be a welfare... show more
    In Japan, people who failed in life or are too weak to make it on their own kill themselves because they cannot bear the shame of being a parasite on other people. It's about honour; they'd rather die than be a welfare worm who makes other people carry their burden. In America, it's totally the opposite. People would rather be a welfare worm than get out of bed, much less die. They feel they have a "human right" that other people must pay the burden of their health and comfort. Why are these two cultures so different?
    8 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • What kind of loser votes for higher taxes?

    Anyone who votes for higher taxes obviously doesn't pay taxes, so what exactly do they do with their life?
    Anyone who votes for higher taxes obviously doesn't pay taxes, so what exactly do they do with their life?
    6 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Are voters more corrupt than politicians?

    Politicians are doing their job (whatever that means in the political world anyways), but voters just want free college tuition, healthcare etc., . that OTHER PEOPLE must pay for. What if politicians are not actually corrupt and it is the worms who vote for free stuff who are corrupt?
    Politicians are doing their job (whatever that means in the political world anyways), but voters just want free college tuition, healthcare etc., . that OTHER PEOPLE must pay for. What if politicians are not actually corrupt and it is the worms who vote for free stuff who are corrupt?
    4 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do so many Americans vote based on ethical principles rather than self-interest?

    More poor people and blue collar workers voted for Trump than voted for Bernie, despite the fact that Bernie was the "steal from the rich, give to the poor" candidate. When asked why, many claimed that it would feel "wrong" to take handouts unwillingly provided by others; they wanted to "make it on their own" and not... show more
    More poor people and blue collar workers voted for Trump than voted for Bernie, despite the fact that Bernie was the "steal from the rich, give to the poor" candidate. When asked why, many claimed that it would feel "wrong" to take handouts unwillingly provided by others; they wanted to "make it on their own" and not "ride on the success of others". Why do uneducated Trump supporters vote for what is ethical rather than what is in their own self-interest?
    9 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Does insurance make drivers more reckless?

    I drive like a maniac and I have never been in an accident. But recently I bought a new car and drove it home without insurance (I just put my licence plates on from my other car and drove illegally). Since I knew that if I caused damage, I would have to pay for it, I drove VERY carefully. Does the fact that people know they are covered by... show more
    I drive like a maniac and I have never been in an accident. But recently I bought a new car and drove it home without insurance (I just put my licence plates on from my other car and drove illegally). Since I knew that if I caused damage, I would have to pay for it, I drove VERY carefully. Does the fact that people know they are covered by insurance cause them to drive more recklessly? And should everyone be forced to pay for their own accidents if that is the case?
    4 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • If the government forces you to pay for things you don't want, is it still immoral to commit tax fraud?

    I don't want free healthcare. I don't want food stamps. I rather just let everyone pay for their own healthcare and food. Since I am being forced to pay against my will, that means it is theft. Is there any ethical issue if I mislead the government, since they are forcing me to pay for things I don't agree to?
    I don't want free healthcare. I don't want food stamps. I rather just let everyone pay for their own healthcare and food. Since I am being forced to pay against my will, that means it is theft. Is there any ethical issue if I mislead the government, since they are forcing me to pay for things I don't agree to?
    10 answers · Politics · 4 weeks ago
  • Why are there so many ignorant people who don't like taxes?

    First of all, I am a college-educated Liberal. I get paid $43 an hour to drive a city bus and I never complain about the tax burden despite the fact that I pay a lot of taxes. I'm educated enough to know that we need MORE taxes, because I want to get my family members and buddies jobs as bus drivers as well and we need more programs to create... show more
    First of all, I am a college-educated Liberal. I get paid $43 an hour to drive a city bus and I never complain about the tax burden despite the fact that I pay a lot of taxes. I'm educated enough to know that we need MORE taxes, because I want to get my family members and buddies jobs as bus drivers as well and we need more programs to create these jobs. Why are blue collar workers so ignorant compared to me? Is it because I am a college-educated liberal and they have been corrupted by working in the private sector?
    6 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • How will socialists celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Union?

    October 25 2017 is coming in a few days. Will socialists make a pact to murder a rich person for the common good, to commemorate their history?
    October 25 2017 is coming in a few days. Will socialists make a pact to murder a rich person for the common good, to commemorate their history?
    7 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • If you escaped from hell, how would you view those who had never been there?

    Would you view them as equals? Or view them as stupid little children without any clue of despair... would you be revolted by their shallowness and complete lack of understanding of the depths of suffering? Or would you gleefully go to heaven alongside them...?
    Would you view them as equals? Or view them as stupid little children without any clue of despair... would you be revolted by their shallowness and complete lack of understanding of the depths of suffering? Or would you gleefully go to heaven alongside them...?
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Why should I pay for someone else's healthcare?

    It was their choice to be lazy and not save money, it was their choice to drink a litre of cola every day and get diabetes, it was their weak/cowardly genetics that gave them autism, WHY THE **** SHOULD I PAY FOR IT?
    It was their choice to be lazy and not save money, it was their choice to drink a litre of cola every day and get diabetes, it was their weak/cowardly genetics that gave them autism, WHY THE **** SHOULD I PAY FOR IT?
    9 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Is libertarianism a third option from conservatism and liberalism?

    Some say it's a type of conservatism, others say it's a branch of liberalism. Some say it's neither liberalism nor conservatism, others say it's a hybrid of liberalism and conservatism. Which is it?
    Some say it's a type of conservatism, others say it's a branch of liberalism. Some say it's neither liberalism nor conservatism, others say it's a hybrid of liberalism and conservatism. Which is it?
    7 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • I am an atheist conservative?

    Is it possible? I guess the proper term for it would be "libertarian". Is libertarianism distinct from liberalism and conservatism, is it a branch of one of them, or is it a hybrid of both of them?
    Is it possible? I guess the proper term for it would be "libertarian". Is libertarianism distinct from liberalism and conservatism, is it a branch of one of them, or is it a hybrid of both of them?
    8 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • How did Trump win the election, given that he was so politically incorrect and broke every rule?

    The definition of political correctness is basically that you stay on the good side of as many people as possible, don't offend anyone, and maybe you'll get elected. If you study politics, you'll learn this in the classroom. The only way to win is the be politically correct. Politics has always followed this model. But Trump went... show more
    The definition of political correctness is basically that you stay on the good side of as many people as possible, don't offend anyone, and maybe you'll get elected. If you study politics, you'll learn this in the classroom. The only way to win is the be politically correct. Politics has always followed this model. But Trump went completely opposite of this paradigm and thereby broke almost every rule of politics. Indeed, scorn for political correctness was a cornerstone of his campaign. How did he get elected, given that he brazenly dismissed the rules of politics?
    15 answers · Politics · 1 month ago