• Do any rental car companies allow someone with a learners permit to drive if a parent is riding with them?

    I have started working a summer job with a catering company and got my first paycheck yesterday. Since I have a learners permit but cannot practice driving right now since mom is driving her boyfriends truck which has a stick shift, I asked mom about me helping to pay for a rental car for a few weeks so I can get... show more
    I have started working a summer job with a catering company and got my first paycheck yesterday. Since I have a learners permit but cannot practice driving right now since mom is driving her boyfriends truck which has a stick shift, I asked mom about me helping to pay for a rental car for a few weeks so I can get some much needed practice driving. Mom says that there are no rental car companies that would allow 17 year old with a learners permit to drive under any circumstances, so there is no way I could practice driving on one if she did rent one. She doesn't see anything wrong with my sister and I being passengers in the truck. Wondering if there are any rental car companies that would allow me to drive the rental car if mom is riding in the front seat with me. Will probably offer to split the price of renting a car for a week or two if so as I really need to get some practice driving and the truck is a tight fit for my mom, sister, and I. Would appreciate any information on rental car companies that would let me drive so I can try talk mom into us renting a car. I can try to get my license in September and am really worried about not getting to practice driving to so long.
    39 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • Does Uninsured Moterist Insurance cover a rental car?

    So, today I was hit by a driver with no insurance. My car is very damaged. We have uninsured moterist coverage, so getting my car repaired or replaced shouldn’t be a huge issue. From what I understand, my insurance company (State Farm) will pay for my repairs and then sue the uninsured driver. Is that correct? What... show more
    So, today I was hit by a driver with no insurance. My car is very damaged. We have uninsured moterist coverage, so getting my car repaired or replaced shouldn’t be a huge issue. From what I understand, my insurance company (State Farm) will pay for my repairs and then sue the uninsured driver. Is that correct? What I’d also like to know is if Uninsured moterist insurance cover a rental car until a settlement is reached. I have no other car do drive, so I have to have something to get to work in. I think that since the other lady hit my car, my insurance company should have her pay for a rental. Am I correct? I’ve never been in this situation before, and am very very new to all of this. I’ll be calling my insurance agent tomorrow, but I wanted to see if anyone here could help or tell me what to expect. Thank you!
    14 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • How do Liberals explain why African Americans have such low IQs?

    How do Liberals explain why African Americans have such low IQs?

    It's not like this group is malnourished. They're vastly over represented in athletic sports. They're over 80 percent of the NBA & the NFL, and that is despite being 12 percent the population. Say all populations or "races" were the same. In a perfect distribution, in a room there'd be... show more
    It's not like this group is malnourished. They're vastly over represented in athletic sports. They're over 80 percent of the NBA & the NFL, and that is despite being 12 percent the population. Say all populations or "races" were the same. In a perfect distribution, in a room there'd be about 12 Africans, 64 whites, 18 Hispanics, 4 Asians, etc. To have Africans wind up as 80 percent in an equal distribution, there would need to be like 310 African Americans instead of 12. It's not like this is caused by sociological variables. The concentration of African athletes gets higher every level. In the College level, 57 percent of football players are black. In highschool, it's hard to find an exact number, but it's around 20 percent. Just look at any population's gene pool. Different climates select for different traits. Are you going to tell 70,000 in a tropic biome would have the same effect on a population's genome as 70,000 years in a temperate one? Nonsense. Besides, not only do Africans Americans have the lowest IQs, they have the smallest brain sizes. The average African American IQ is 85, whites 100, and Asians 103. That's exactly what you would expect given their brain sizes. Also, inversely, Asians have the smallest stature and weight on average. The average height of an East Asian male is only about 5'6. Whites are closer to blacks at about 5'10 for the average male. Africans have more muscle mass on average, however. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...
    23 answers · Politics · 3 hours ago
  • Do you think trump has lost his mind?

    93 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • How would you handle being a four year old taken from your mother?

    who is only guilty of wanting to provide you a better life and through no fault of your own they throw you into a strange facility in a strange country run by strange people and you are sick with worry about what they have done with your mother?
    who is only guilty of wanting to provide you a better life and through no fault of your own they throw you into a strange facility in a strange country run by strange people and you are sick with worry about what they have done with your mother?
    48 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • Are white people evil?

    43 answers · Politics · 10 hours ago
  • What's the best movie you saw?

    63 answers · Movies · 2 days ago
  • Why is healthcare in the US so broken?

    Best answer: The US spends far more on its healthcare than most other nations on the planet. In the UK, not only do you not have any hospital bills nor do you have to pay for medical insurance, but the taxes spent by the UK government per capita on healthcare is actually slightly less than what the US government spends on... show more
    Best answer: The US spends far more on its healthcare than most other nations on the planet. In the UK, not only do you not have any hospital bills nor do you have to pay for medical insurance, but the taxes spent by the UK government per capita on healthcare is actually slightly less than what the US government spends on healthcare per capita.

    This is a trend we see all over the world. Government with universal healthcare spend far less, despite their healthcare system covering everybody, while in the US it covers a very small amount of people.

    The mechanisms that cause this are pretty well understood.

    Healthcare is a coercive industry. You either pay for healthcare or you die. It's not subject to the same free market forces most industries are. It's estimated that 45,000 people die in the US due to lack of healthcare. Since healthcare is a necessity, most people will pay for it, even if they drive the prices sky high. You have no choice.

    The US pays three times as much for the same medication as the UK does. Literally the same exact bottle of pills costs us three times as much. Corporations know people who need it will die if they don't have it, so they jack up the prices.

    Sure, some people eventually will simply be unable to pay and will stop paying. In the US that number hovers around 10%, or a little more than 30 million people who are uninsured. But when you're jacking up prices 10% isn't a big deal, because you're tripling your income on that 90%.

    When you take the coercion out of healthcare, prices come down. The government can negotiate prices.

    Free market forces simply don't work when coercion is involved.
    118 answers · Politics · 3 days ago
  • Is it time for this country to create a New Constitution?

    Best answer: Of course, indeed,
    Best answer: Of course, indeed,
    54 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Why does trump keep trying to say he wants a compromise on immigration when he just wants dems to just cave to his demands?

    Best answer: Because he thinks he is a dictator and should never compromise.
    Best answer: Because he thinks he is a dictator and should never compromise.
    20 answers · Politics · 8 hours ago