• Should I feel guilty for not protesting Bill Clinton and his alleged rapes but voted for him in '92 and '96?

    I had heard all the news about Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers and others, but I went ahead and voted for Clinton in '92 because he supported a woman's right to choose. I then heard more accusations, but I still voted for him in 1996. Now, some of my younger friends who are affiliated with #metoo have... show more
    I had heard all the news about Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers and others, but I went ahead and voted for Clinton in '92 because he supported a woman's right to choose. I then heard more accusations, but I still voted for him in 1996. Now, some of my younger friends who are affiliated with #metoo have asked me how I can live with myself. I also get flak for having watched Roman Polanski and Woody Allen films. Why have things changed so much? I am a 46-year-old woman and I feel like a pariah around the younger generation of women.
    16 answers · Politics · 18 hours ago
  • On this top 15 list, which one of those is your favorite actor who got buff for a movie role and why?

    Best answer: I highly respect Chris Pratt, because he was a tubby dude. But he wanted that role so he worked for it.
    Best answer: I highly respect Chris Pratt, because he was a tubby dude. But he wanted that role so he worked for it.
    9 answers · Movies · 3 days ago
  • Colin Kaepernick or Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Best answer: It looks like Jimmy G is, but given that he has only had 7 NFL starts, I think it's way too early to say, come back in 2 years and ask, we will know for sure then, we, or at least I don't know yet.
    Best answer: It looks like Jimmy G is, but given that he has only had 7 NFL starts, I think it's way too early to say, come back in 2 years and ask, we will know for sure then, we, or at least I don't know yet.
    15 answers · Football (American) · 2 days ago
  • Where do i swing in the political spectrum? please no childish personal attacks?

    Best answer: You are definitely a leftist (welcome to the club, my friend). I am with you on just about all those issues, I am also tolerant of some gun ownership with limits--sorry, no howitzers or RPGs. No, you are not a communist--they want to "democratize" society by using the state acting in the name of the... show more
    Best answer: You are definitely a leftist (welcome to the club, my friend). I am with you on just about all those issues, I am also tolerant of some gun ownership with limits--sorry, no howitzers or RPGs. No, you are not a communist--they want to "democratize" society by using the state acting in the name of the people, all that did was empower those running the state making the state all powerful.

    I would be considered a democratic socialist because I would go a step farther on your list and would push for large corporations to be majority employee-owned (ESOP-with teeth) and would favor converting many smaller businesses and governmental services into worker and even community cooperatives. All that to democratized wealth, not just income. Of course, I have no problem with family owned businesses and sole proprietorships--would love to see them work in cooperation with the others, especially at the local levels. Entrepreneurship and democratic socialism should be natural allies. They are in other parts of the world, especially places in Europe.

    I would also toss in some environmental reclamation and protections as well. I hope that helps.
    30 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • Is a 2004 Ford Escape a good first car what are the pros and cons of it please thank you im currently looking at this car?

    Best answer: Get a mechanic to put car on a lift and check suspension. Test drive the car! Overall, the Escape has pretty good reliability.

    http://www.carproblemzoo.com/ford/escape...
    Best answer: Get a mechanic to put car on a lift and check suspension. Test drive the car! Overall, the Escape has pretty good reliability.

    http://www.carproblemzoo.com/ford/escape...
    4 answers · Buying & Selling · 4 days ago
  • Is coming on Answers a duty or a pleasure for you?

    Best answer: a pleasure indeed
    Best answer: a pleasure indeed
    85 answers · Newborn & Baby · 2 days ago
  • What are your opinions on bitcoin?

    Best answer: It's GREAT for being in control of your own money. For NOT having to pay a dime to greedy grasping bankers who need eye watering bonuses and high charges to just function, but demand socialist style government guaranteed bailouts/ bailins the minute their greed brings about their own downfall. It's one way... show more
    Best answer: It's GREAT for being in control of your own money.
    For NOT having to pay a dime to greedy grasping bankers who need eye watering bonuses and high charges to just function, but demand socialist style government guaranteed bailouts/ bailins the minute their greed brings about their own downfall.

    It's one way of keeping your money OUT of government's hands. You are on a equal footing with billionaires, who use countless tricks to exempt the wealth from government's grasp.

    Countries sanctioned and stifled by the West cohorts can use bitcoin to trade.

    Bankers hate bitcoin. Since bitcoin bypasses them. No high charges. No proclaiming themselves masters of the universe. No demanding their cut!

    All transactions are secret. Although blockchain maintains the history of each and every transaction.

    Governments hate it. Whine it shields proceeds of crime, confers anonymity. But that's rich, since when did wall street go to prison for the mess it wilfully caused in 2007-8? And still Than only finds have been dished out. High real estate is the proceeds of illgotten loot hidden in plain site.

    Initially politicians spurned bitcoin, but than were happy to accept bitcoin to find their campaigns.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47340.htm "It is my view that bitcoin is the beneficiary of this rigging of the prices of gold and fiat currencies.
    Bitcoin cannot increase in supply, and bitcoins are not priced in future markets that permit naked shorts. "


    https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/09/searching-for-satoshi-nakamoto-and-hunting-bitcoin/
    "Then come an assortment of figures who feel that such virtual currencies are the puffery of the moment, and will never reach wide circulation. Nothing will replace solid, acceptable currencies. Such dreary views come from central bankers and monetary fund directors who have to justify their continued relevance. The scepticism of Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan is far more telling than they let on.

    Corruption breeds alternatives. Virtual currencies, like any innovation, come with their problems, but they also come with a radical assortment of means to conduct transactions between citizens. A currency mined algorithmically, without a central bank or backing assets, smacks of revolution."

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/25/jpmorgan-chase-is-right-to-fear-cryptocurrency/ "Cryptocurrencies run on blockchains, “distributed ledgers” without central authorities. Dimon prefers fiat currencies, which are created by governments, managed by central banks, and funneled through institutions like his, legally privileged choke points taking generous rake-offs from wealth created by others but forced to pass through them.

    Neither crypto nor fiat currencies are backed by physical commodities like gold or silver, but the resemblance ends there. Crypto is backed by the work of maintaining its ledgers, called by the imaginative name “mining.” Fiat currency is backed only by your trust in the governments (and the Jamie Dimons) of the world.

    “Creating money out of thin air without government backing is very different from money with government backing,” he says. He’s right. Money with government backing pays Jamie Dimon. Cryptocurrency threatens his business, his paycheck and his way of life. "

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/11/15/the-takedown-of-the-silk-road-drug-market/ "Anonymous online markets offer unlimited possibilities for entrepreneurs of all trades. They encourage investment in alternative currencies. They encourage people to take their money out of an economy based entirely in violence and transition it to one which stresses cooperation and individuality. Imagine a world free from government and you’ve imagined what the darknet and Bitcoin markets can bring us. "

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/19/central-bank-digital-currencies-a-revolution-in-banking/
    "Several central banks, including the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve, are exploring the concept of issuing their own digital currencies, using the blockchain technology developed for Bitcoin. Skeptical commentators suspect that their primary goal is to eliminate cash, setting us up for negative interest rates (we pay the bank to hold our deposits rather than the reverse).

    Money recorded on a blockchain is stored in the “digital wallet” of the bearer, as safe from confiscation as cash in a physical wallet. It cannot be borrowed, manipulated, or speculated with by third parties any more than physical dollars can be. The money remains under the owner’s sole control until transferred to someone else, and that transfer is anonymous."

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/12/money-yes-talking-bitcoin.html "For those who don’t know the situation in Venezuela, its government has destroyed the value of the nation’s currency, the bolivar, which traded at roughly 10 to 1 US dollar as recently as late 2012, when bitcoin was roughly $10.

    The black market exchange is now over 98,000 bolivars to the US dollar, and one bitcoin is now worth over 1 billion bolivars. Clearly, bitcoin has acted as a store of value. The resident of Venezuela who traded 100 bolivars for $10 and traded the $10 for one bitcoin now has 1 billion bolivars or $15,000 US dollars. "

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/is-bitcoin-a-reaction-to-us-dollar-hegemony/5626364 "What is happening in the cryptocurrency markets in not only occurring in parallel with the spread of the Internet, smartphones and the increasing ability to operate in the digital world, but is also seen as a safe haven from centralized financial regulators and central banks; in other words, from the dollar and fiat currencies in general. Whether bitcoin will prove to be a wise long-term investment is yet to be seen, but the concept of cryptocurrencies is here to stay. The technology behind the idea, the blockchain, is a definitive model for decentralized economic transactions without any intermediary that can manipulate and distort the market at will. It is the antidote to the debt virus that is killing our society and spreading chaos around the world. "
    60 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • Do you feel older than your age?

    209 answers · Newborn & Baby · 3 days ago
  • Which is your favourite language?

    81 answers · Languages · 2 days ago
  • Should Trump be impeached?

    254 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • Would you vote for Oprah for president?

    I wouldn't that B***H is EVIL
    I wouldn't that B***H is EVIL
    52 answers · Politics · 21 hours ago