• How to get over someone? Please help me?

    I've liked this guy since I was 11. I'm 19 now. I first met him in 5th grade but I moved schools a lot and I transferred out the next year. I met him again in 11th grade, but of course he was different. We ended up in the same class for 2 years but I've always been too shy to talk to him and I guess he... show more
    I've liked this guy since I was 11. I'm 19 now. I first met him in 5th grade but I moved schools a lot and I transferred out the next year. I met him again in 11th grade, but of course he was different. We ended up in the same class for 2 years but I've always been too shy to talk to him and I guess he figured out I liked him but he was still nice to me and spared my feelings a lot. I know he never liked me and never will. I'm in College now, we ended up in the same college, taking the same course. But he withdrew without telling anyone, his best friend said he is running his father's business in Russia. I don't think I'll ever have a chance, or we'll ever meet again and it breaks my heart. He's never single and I know maybe he'll be married the next time we meet. So I just want to move on. I don't know how. Please help me.
    7 answers · Singles & Dating · 5 hours ago
  • Was Hitler a democrat?

    87 answers · Civic Participation · 2 days ago
  • Should President Trump's likeness be put on Mt. Rushmore now or at the end of his term in 2024?

    Best answer: at the end would be fine. He should be a little bit bigger and a little more out front.
    Best answer: at the end would be fine. He should be a little bit bigger and a little more out front.
    69 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Liberal neighbor says my American flag is offensive?

    He says America is stolen land and a country that shouldn't exist. He flies the Mexican flag. Now he's threatening me to come and beat me up with his boys. What should I do
    He says America is stolen land and a country that shouldn't exist. He flies the Mexican flag. Now he's threatening me to come and beat me up with his boys. What should I do
    122 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Did I assault her?

    I was hanging out with a girl and wasn’t sure if it was a date or friend type thing but was fine either way. We mini golfed and went to dinner, then walked around a lake. During the walk I felt her hand slip into mine-it felt like we mutually just grabbed hands. We held hands and walked and she was smiling and... show more
    I was hanging out with a girl and wasn’t sure if it was a date or friend type thing but was fine either way. We mini golfed and went to dinner, then walked around a lake. During the walk I felt her hand slip into mine-it felt like we mutually just grabbed hands. We held hands and walked and she was smiling and talking still. Eventually we sat down on a bench and her arm was touching mine so I put my arm around her. She started playing with my hand/arm and was still smiling. We walked and talked about hanging out again, paddle boarding or smoking, still holding hands. In the car on the way back she started stroking my neck with her fingers so I did the same to her thigh. In her driveway I parked the car, looked over, made eye contact, and leaned in. We kissed for a few seconds then said bye. Later that night I texted her saying I had a good time, and she said she had a good time too. A couple days later I asked if she wanted to hang again but I got ghosted. A few weeks later I asked her if everything was alright and she said she didn’t think it was a date. Did I completely do all that stuff without her consent???
    16 answers · Singles & Dating · 13 hours ago
  • Why did Wisconsin vote for Trump in 2016 but voted Democrat in 2018?

    Best answer: You're going to get a lot of people explaining Trump's 2016 win by some formulation of "the people wanted X" with X being something that Trump provided. But most of those epxlanations are going to be wrong. They're wrong because they don't understand two key factors about Trump's... show more
    Best answer: You're going to get a lot of people explaining Trump's 2016 win by some formulation of "the people wanted X" with X being something that Trump provided. But most of those epxlanations are going to be wrong. They're wrong because they don't understand two key factors about Trump's 2016 victory.

    1) Trump barely beat Clinton. He got 47.22% of the vote in Wisconsin and she got 46.45% of the vote. That means he got a statistically insignificant 0.77%. His Wisconsin victory wasn't some sort of big triumph for Trump, but rather a close won thing which he could just as easily have lost. So explanations about what the people of Wisconsin wanted or not don't have a lot of explanatory power.

    2) Perhaps much more importantly is that Trump got 1.405 million votes in Wisconsin in 2016. In 2012, Mitt Romney got 1.407 million votes. Mitt Romney lost Wisconsin. So Trump got fewer votes than the losing candidate did four years earlier. Wisconsin didn't vote for Trump, they not-voted for Clinton. Barack Obama got 1.62 million votes in 2012. Four years later, Clinton got 1.38 million votes. There was no swing towards Trump. The people of Wisconsin swung away from the Republicans in 2016. It's just that they swung even more dramatically away from the Democrats.

    So what happened in 2016 isn't that Trump persuaded a bunch of Wisconsinites to vote for him. In fact, he did worse than Romney did. But he kept the Republican numbers relatively stable, which Clinton suffered a massive loss of over a quarter million votes. Those people didn't defect to Trump. Some of them voted for third party candidates, but others just stayed home. I don't think we fully know the reasons why. Some have credited the state's voter suppression law, which requires a photo ID to vote. The law, passed in between the two presidential elections, may have kept people from voting. But I think that the bigger issue is apathy about Clinton. The biggest factor was probably the FBI's announcement that they were looking into her emails again. Although this turned out to be nothing (the "new" stuff they were looking at turned out to be copies of stuff they'd already reviewed and they quickly closed the case) it turned off a lot of voters in the closing week of the race. This built on lingering issues with people who didn't like Clinton for various reasons. Some black voters felt she wasn't racially sensitive enough, some left wing voters felt that she wasn't liberal enough. Underlying all of this was a feeling on the left that Trump couldn't possibly win. This may have been especially true in Wisconsin, which no Republican had won since the 80s. I bring up the sense of Clinton's inevitability because I think it's a crucial factor in explaining Trump's win. The people who were skeptical of Clinton felt like it was okay to not actually vote for her because there was no way she could lose. They could have their cake (Trump being defeated) and eat it too (not have to cast a ballot for a candidate like Clinton who they didn't like).

    The feeling of inevitability also helps explain the swing back to the Democrats in 2018 when they won the Governorship and the Senate. Democrats were super energized to defeat Trump. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic Senator up for election last year, got about 70,000 votes more than Trump did. Democrats weren't enthusiastic about Clinton but complacent over her victory in 2016. In 2018 they weren't complacent and turned out in strength for Baldwin (and in somewhat lesser strength for Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers).

    The reality is that Wisconsin is a purple state. It has both a Democratic and a Republican Senator. It's gone traditionally for Democrats but Republican Scott Walker won three races for Governor there. Trump lucked out in 2016, but in 2018 things swung back towards the Democrats.
    38 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • How dangerous are Trump's racist chants?

    'I’ll put a bullet in her': Trump supporter charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar. Patrick Carlineo, 55, of Addison, was arrested Friday morning and charged by criminal complaint with threatening to assault and murder Omar.
    'I’ll put a bullet in her': Trump supporter charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar. Patrick Carlineo, 55, of Addison, was arrested Friday morning and charged by criminal complaint with threatening to assault and murder Omar.
    29 answers · Politics · 6 hours ago
  • True or false: you find hippos so cute?

    58 answers · Zoology · 2 days ago
  • Anybody else excited about the 80s movies sequels coming out?

    Rambo Last Blood Terminator Dark Fate Top Gun Maverick All sequels of movies I loved back in the 1980s. Now if they could do sequels of Back to the Future and Red Dawn, my favorite movies of the 80's list would be complete.
    Rambo Last Blood Terminator Dark Fate Top Gun Maverick All sequels of movies I loved back in the 1980s. Now if they could do sequels of Back to the Future and Red Dawn, my favorite movies of the 80's list would be complete.
    13 answers · Movies · 13 hours ago
  • As a girl, should I be driving an hour for a first date?

    I live in the suburbs. I live an hour away from a major city. This guy I’m talking to (who lives in the city) wants me to come to the city for the first date? What is your take? Should I drive to the city? Should he be coming to see me for the first date? Or should we meet halfway?
    I live in the suburbs. I live an hour away from a major city. This guy I’m talking to (who lives in the city) wants me to come to the city for the first date? What is your take? Should I drive to the city? Should he be coming to see me for the first date? Or should we meet halfway?
    25 answers · Singles & Dating · 19 hours ago
  • Should I end things with my boyfriend of 3 years?

    Best answer: Things DO go fine at first. And once you are with someone, the problems start to surface. This is greatest after about 1-3 years of living together. Things will get worse before they get better .. and it takes 15-20 years of marriage for them to get better. So if you have tried everything and nothing changes and... show more
    Best answer: Things DO go fine at first. And once you are with someone, the problems start to surface. This is greatest after about 1-3 years of living together.
    Things will get worse before they get better .. and it takes 15-20 years of marriage for them to get better.

    So if you have tried everything and nothing changes and you are not happy with it, then don't waste much more time being unhappy.

    Understand that no matter who we get together with, there will be imperfections and issues, even if we saw no indication of them before we moved in with them.

    Also understand that the "spark" is not love. It is our subconscious reacting to their subconscious signals by releasing neurochemicals that make us "high" over the other. And that sooner or later, our brain returns to normal and the "spark" dies.
    Love is a choice and an action . not our attachment to how WE feel.
    And as for chemistry, the stronger it is at the start, the worse the relationship turns out to be.

    You are worried you won't find someone better?
    Better to live alone and learn how to be happy and whole and complete .. than to resign yourself to an unsatisfying life with someone you are not happy with.
    So what if you never find someone better? Worse things could happen in life.

    He is who he is .. and you either accept him for who he is .. or you should not be with him. No judgement here .. you are the only one who knows what you can and cannot accept, and the only one who knows if you can accept who he is .. or not.
    24 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 day ago
  • Is it good to have a diary? Why?

    25 answers · Polls & Surveys · 19 hours ago
  • Do you think scientists cringed in embarrassment as other scientists quoted the Bible during the Apollo 8 mission?

    Best answer: The Astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis as the Apollo 8 flight orbited the moon for the first time was one of the most awesome events in the history of the world. Any scientist who would have been embarrassed by that should be ashamed.
    Best answer: The Astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis as the Apollo 8 flight orbited the moon for the first time was one of the most awesome events in the history of the world. Any scientist who would have been embarrassed by that should be ashamed.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 14 hours ago
  • Christians: Why did God make gay animals?

    There's PLENTY of animals that act sexually towards towards members of their own gender
    There's PLENTY of animals that act sexually towards towards members of their own gender
    30 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 12 hours ago