Asked in Uncategorized
What isssues aroused vigorous debate over the ratification of the constitution?
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Asked in World War 2, Pearl Harbor, Japan in WW2, Japan
What happened while the US and Japan were still in negotiations to resolve their trade isssues?
Asked in Hamsters
How well do dwarf hamsters travel from Arizona to California?
Asked in Coffee
Are there any reliability issues with buying used espresso machines?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Puritans
What are five different beliefs of the puritans?
they were for the most part calvinist ,they held to close church & state , they drank beer, they desired to apply the OT & NT to their lives not just the NT as the church of england was , they had governing isssues with the english crown , their church government varried between elder system & congergational system
What are the current environmental isssues?
* Global Warming * Genetic Engineering * World Population Issues * Endangered Species and Biodiversity Loss * Ozone Depletion * Desertification * Hormone/Endocrine Disruptors * Shrinking Wetlands * Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power * Air Pollution * Animal Cruelty * Forest Destruction/Deforestation * Toxic Chemicals * Shrinking Fish Population * Food Supply Monopoly * Overall State of the World
Asked in State Laws
If you are a college student and have medical isssues can your parents throw you out?
In most countries parents are responsible for the care and welfare of their children up to the age when they are deemed (by the laws of that country) to be adult (usually 18). Sadly, in the real world, things do not always work out for families and some children run away form home - in this circumstance it would be the responsibility of the state to protect the child until they become an adult.
Asked in Environmental Issues, Ontario
Are there any environment isssues in Ontario Canada?
There are many environmental issues: Damage the proposed super quarry could do to the green belt and water table Oak Ridge Moraine endangered by overbuilding Shifting weather patterns causing drops in water table Air pollution Water pollution Landfills used to dump trash that leaches into the water table Lack of recycling Lose of farmlands Urban sprawl Destruction of wetlands Endangered species
How did Russia's fear of america'a atomic bomb cause the cold war?
During WW2 Germany, Britain, and russia were all working on atomic weapons.... Its also interesting that had Germany not expelled its Jewish scientists it would have been the first to develop nuclear weapons.... but since amrerica developed them first and demonstrated their power they tipped the balance of powwer between russia and America in favoour of America... it wasnt until 3 years later when russia setonated its nuclear bomb that things became... interesting you could say. However its worth pointing out that the question is sesriously flawed, russias few is not what coused the cold war, it was one small part of hundreds of isssues which russia and America both feard about each other
Asked in Parenting and Children
What to do when three year old refuses to pick some thing up?
I need to elaborate. I asked her nicely....Please pivk up your bowl so the baby doesn't get it. She said "NO". I then said, "now I need you to be a helpful girl like you always are." She sais, "NO." The I said, make a choice time out or pick up the bowl. She sais, " I am NOT picking up the bowl." Then I escalated and said OK you have a new choice, "Pick up the bowl or you will get a spanking." (I spank her VERY rarely). SHe refused to pick the bowl, so I spanked her. Then toook her to her room for a nap. How should I have handled that power struggle (which I obviously lost). I am not a spanking advocate, and have only used it in safety related isssues befor (running out into the steet, sticking bobby pins in an electrical outlet...Etc) These power stuggles seem to be happening more and more often, I would appreciate some good advice. Thanks
Who is the best oculoplastic surgeon in Mumbai for ptosis surgery?
My aunt had same ptosis complaint in right eyelid.This had lead to cosmetic isssues and impacted her confidence as she was doing front desk executive job.Even after normal vision, she faced difficulty in viewing things due to drooping eyelid as well as headaches at night. We met a few doctors but no promising results were seen. Then we consulted Dr. Debraj Shome is internationally trained best oculoplastic surgeon in India and was also the head of plastic surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.Now he is at Nova specialty surgery, Mumbai. He discussed the case with us, was very compassionate,soft spoken doctor who assured us to bring back her simiar look and opted for ptosis surgery. Now post surgery,both her eylids are looking exactly the same and got it was a good cosmetic surgery result. We would definitely say he does the best ptosis surgery in Mumbai.
Asked in Insurance, Deeds and Ownership
How do you go about gettig home owners insurance with a revocable trust most insurance companys will Not give you insurance?
First, find a veteran insurance agent. It would be helpful if he/she had a designation like CPCU. Also, if you have or can offer other business to the agent it could help your cause because these isssues offer some work for not alot of reward. Second, center your conversation around the possiblity of listing the revocable trust as "additional insured" and having the occupant (likely you) be the policyholder. An additional insured clause is similar to a mortgage clause, it extends insurable interest and contract rights to the additional insured. This means both liability and property claims of the trust would be protected at time of loss. For most companies, it is virtually impossible to get away from a natural person being the policyholder (at least in Pennsylvania) and signing a homeowners policy. Finally, if you are concerned with ONLY the structure and NO Liability coverage some states offer a state offered fire policy with very few underwriting rules. Last resort is to check your white pages and call your state's insurance department for advice. Good Luck PA Agent K
Asked in History of Spain, Judaism
How were the Jews who stayed in Spain in 1492 treated?
An edict was issued on March 31, 1492, expelling all Jews from Spain. Half the existing Jewish population of about 80,000 chose to be baptised, including those in the royal court and others in high positions, thereby keeping their property and livelihoods. The remainder departed, but many eventually returned, received baptism and had their property restored. After about 1500, the antisemitic fervour diminished and some returnees may have returned to their former Jewish faith. However ... Even before the edict of 1492 there had been several waves of conversion under pressure, and the Spanish civil and ecclesiastical authorities had an absolute obsession with 'insincere converts' from Judaism and Islam. The Spanish Inquisition was established in 1478 for the express purpose of winkling out 'secret Jews'. Later, its powers were extended to isssues like heresy. In order to gain high office in Spain before about 1650 (?) one had to prove that one's ancestors had been Christians for some generations. (The actual number varied over time and also depended on the office). The assumption was that the secret practice of a religion was practically impossible to keep up for more than 2-3 generations. (This foreshadowed the Nazi requirement for the 'Ariernachweis').
Asked in Iraq
What is life expectancy as soldier in Iraq vs non-military?
well for a soldier it depends on their MOS ( Military Occupational Specialty) which designates whether or not they will stay on the camp and if your on a camp your whole tour the only threats are health related issues ( like flu or other diseases that come about from poor hygeine or and untreated injury anywhere from a scratch, bug bite or cut from something you may move around), accidents ( like walking around at night and a vehicle not seeing you the lighting is poor in most areas so the enemy doesnt have anything to aim at and because not a whole lot of funds are used to keep all areas lit so soldiers at night hours wear some kind of reflective belt that a vehicle can see when the car light hits them or improper use of military equipment ), and living or working around high towers which welcomes sniper fire and mortars especially if they look important like if they have a radar atop them or bright lights so helicopters or UAVs dont hit them, and last but not least other soldiers with stress or anger isssues that could possibly break down and fire upon other soldiers this is a constant threat because we all are required to carry a full magazine of ammo for whatever weapon they may have been issued. And for civilians theres an even longer range of threats but you can look online for statistics which all depend on where they live and what kind of lifestyles they have.
Asked in Arts and Crafts, African-American History
What is the difference between banksy and basquiat?
This site can explain some: Thanks to Banksy, there's money - lots of it - in illegal wall painting. But can artists who made their names on the streets keep their credibility when the galleries flash their cash? Move over, Banksy: Meet the next generation of artists cominâ€¦ Thanks to Banksy, there's money - lots of it - in illegal wall painting. .... The difference between the graffiti Lewinsohn sees on East End walls and work ... http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/move-overâ€¦ About Basquiat art critic Robert Farris Thompson writes, " What identifies Jean-Michel Basquiat as a major artist is courage and full powers of self-transformation. That courage, meaning not being afraid to fail, transforms paralyzingly self-conscious 'predicaments of culture' into confident 'ecstasies of cultures recombined.' He had the guts, what is more, to confront New York art challenge number one: can you transform self and heritage into something new and named? (36)" Very little criticism has been done examining the work produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat. While his place in the history of American art is still under dispute, it cannot be denied that during the eight years that he painted, his much of his work examines the legacy of the colonial enterprise and his relationship to that legacy. Whether recasting the work of European masters like Leonardo Davinci in his own terms or recounting events from Haitian, Puerto Rican, African and African American history, Basquiat presented a vision of a fragmented self in search of an organizing principle. Now, ten years after his death, critics can revisit his work apart from the taint of the market-driven art boom of the 1980s. Perhaps some of the tools developed in the field of postcolonial studies will help to unlock some of the mysteries contained in the work of this fascinating and complex artist. Three of his works that rather overtly examine isssues of colonialism and the position of the post-colonial subject are reproduced below. * http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Basquiat.html
When a child witnesses abuse how does it affect them in life?
This is a very good question, yet a complicated one. Abuse can come in many forms but I think there are 4 really big ones: 1.) Physical abuse - hitting, kicking, bitting, or any other type of physical assault. 2.) Emotional abuse- this can be verbal abuse, cursing, negative language, degrading, condescending language, etc. 3.) Sexual abuse- sexual exploitation or violation 4.) Un-intentional abuse - this type of abuse is very controversial because of the term itself. For many people "unintentional" can feel like we are letting the abuser off the hook. But in its proper context, unintentional abuse fits well for people who are not intending to harm an individual, but does do harm as a result of poor parenting skills, lack of knowledge, mental health isssues, etc. Abuse is strictly a violation of human life. It is problematic, detrimental, and life-threatening. Children who witness abuse - whether intentional or unintentional- will be affected emotionally and psychologically. The result of abuse can be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bullying other children in school, aggression, anger, and isolation among many other things. Children who witness frequent abuse and even domestic violence, often experience a host of problelms in their childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Some kids even go on to become abusers themselves. Any type of abuse MUST stop. If not, there are psychological, emotional, and legal consequences in most cases. If a family does not stop the abuse, the school system or child protective services system will eventually find out. It is important that all individuals involved pursue treatment. If the perpetrator of abuse will not seek help, the children should receive some type of therapy. In addition, some children who observe abuse can experience what is referred to as vicarious trauma. This type of trauma happens when a child views another person's trauma. A child who witnesses abuse and the emotional affects it has on the victim, can also experience the trauma at intense levels. A child who is involved in an abusive household cannot succeeed in many cases. They will themselves suffer the consequences. I wish you well
Asked in Name Origins
Is it a bit of an exaggeration to argue that adolescents do not get on well with their parents?
The reason why its an exxageration, is becasue its only looking at something from only one side of the coin. Its more of a biased questoin than it is an exxagurated argument. because youre attempting to make a one sided generalization against the kid that attempts to completey ignore the child's boundaries and fundamental rights. Its an exxagerated generalization that attempts to completely ignore the child's fundamental boundaries and rights. the problem that i have with this question is that its an attempt to find conviction behind something that is going to refuse and neglect to look at a situation through both sides of their viewpoints. in one hand you have the child who has a legitimate viewpoint and on the other hand you have the adult who also has a very legitimate viewpoint. the problem that i have is once the generalization is made that "adolescents do not get along well with their parents" is that even if the kid is then having an understandble issue that is taking place between him and the adult, however fundamentally wrong the case may be against it, the generalization is applied that, "well adolescents generally don't get along well with their parents" which is completely ignorant to the fact that the kid is having a serious issue which 99% of the world would agree is incorrect to have happen to him/or her. you could turn the questoin around and say "is it a bit of an exxageration to argue that parents generally do not get along well with adolescents?" which would actually be more ture than the questoin that you are asking here. The reason why youre questoin is wrong and biased is because like i said before its a generalization that attempts to completely ignore the child's fundamental boundaries and rights. And not only that, but once we start applying those one sided generalizatoins to situations, were completely ignorant to the fact that some of these kids are having serious isssues that are taking place that someone needs to look at. what is an adolescent anyway? Its a individual who is going through changes in which they develop into a mature adult. And often parents themselves are the ones that cannot get along well with their adolescents, becasue its they themselves who find it difficult to accept the changes that their young son or daughter is now becoming a mature individual who can make choices and decisions on their own. And by applying that one sided generalization that the orignal questoin is attempting to find conviction in, we are actually as adults, dissallowing that child to gain confidence and become a developed young mature healthy adult, which is what the period of adolescence is hopefully going to achieve for that child.
How are Iraq and American Revolution alike?
From a nation-building perspective, the current Iraq Conflict and the American Revolution have many parallels. Like the Colonists in the American Revolution, Iraqis are seeking to establish a representative government. After decades of totalitarian oppression under Saddam Hussein, there is no tradition of self-rule. (It can be argued that the Colonists had a stronger tradition of self rule due to years of "salutory neglect.") In Iraq, the government institutions required for a functioning democracy must be created from nothing. Rules and laws that guide these institutions must also be developed. This takes time. For example, a fair and just Iraqi legal system is currently under development. Iraq did not have a legitimate, functioning court system under Saddam Hussein. This is a complex process, and the inputs of leaders at all levels, including tribal sheiks, must be taken into account. At what level will different crimes be heard? In many cases, legal isssues that would be considered a major offense in the US, such as murder or rape cases, would be considered family/tribal issues in Iraq and are handled by sheiks. The Colonists did have some local and state level institutions to build on, but had to create a national government and establish its relationship to the local and state governments. Thus the issue of State power vs. Federal power would be part of the political debate in the US for years to come. Similar debates have taken place in Iraq as they've drafted a constitution. What will the new government look like? Will women and minorities have guaranteed representation in the Parliament? How will the President be elected? Who has the right to vote? How will revenue from oil be fairly distributed to citizens? Unlike during the American Revolution, the long-standing animosity between Shia and Sunni Muslims complicates matters. The Shia were almost completely excluded from leadership postitions under Saddam Hussein and naturally seek to correct that injustice. From the Sunni viewpoint, the Shias are unfairly gaining power at Sunni expense. The question of the Kurds is another complication to nation-building. How much independence will the ethnically and culturally separate Kurds be granted? A familiar example of the Colonists' struggle to build national institutions was the question of whether to make George Washington a king, or leader for life (both of which he refused.) What is less commonly understood is why the Colonists wanted Washington to be King. The reason is that they hoped a strong king would quell the abslolute chaos in post-revolution America. The Continental Army, which had not been paid for months, was on the verge of mass dissertion. Many colonists were far more loyal to local and state governments than the national government. They didn't immediately trust or feel connected to the new federal govenrment, which was geographically and culturally separted from the Southern states especially. Washington was extremely popular, and many leaders hoped the colonies would unite under him. That many would press for an unelected King illustrates how complex and chaotic the process of nation-building is. Iraq also experiences its share of chaos during this process. The US has sought to stabilize Iraq by providing security to its citizens as Iraq builds its own police and military forces. There really is no parallel to this assistance in the American Revolution. In Iraq, insurgent groups have taken advantage of the power and security vaccuum to terrorize normal Iraqis and try to discredit the new government. Terrorists chose targets with care, to demonstrate that the Iraqi government is weak or to discourage involvement in the government. Examples include police and military recruiting offices, oil pipelines which fund the government, government officials, and religious leaders that support the government and freedom of religion. The new American government faced no such terrorist threat.
Asked in Relationships, Breakups
How can we be lovers if we cant make amends explain?
STEP Nine of the 12-Step Program says, "Made direct amends to such people [I've harmed] wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Making amends is something all recovering addicts need to become good at. It's also something that every Christian needs to become adept at - every human being is called to such a task; a noble one in human terms because it's a divine mandate. Making amends, or otherwise, restitution, makes right (or better) what was wrong, where it's possible. Sometimes it isn't possible, so repentance (the commitment not to do it again) or forgiveness are the only actions available. But where it is possible, it ought never to be done at the risk of hurting other people. Making amends is a loving activity and if our making amends hurts people we've failed love. These are some considerations to ensure the making of our amends doesn't make things worse: 1. Our motives for making amends must always be checked. If it's really to make us feel better we have more thinking to do. But if we make amends in the hope the other person/people will benefit, we have the right bearing to begin with. 2. Once we have the right bearing, next we have the opportunity of prayer; to carry the item of restitution with us for a time. It could be days. It could be months. We're in a position where we can't afford to get the approach and delivery wrong. 3. Test the water. We ought to gauge whether they're in the right position for our making of amends. We can do that by giving them a little heads-up; some idea of what we'd like to do, to find out if it were to be permissible to them. 4. Sometimes the truth will hurt no matter how or when it's told. But if we're the perpetrators of the hurt, we'll do all we can to set up the communication of truth so it protects others, even if that means we have to pay those costs. The simple fact is the truth is more important than the perpetrator's own protection. 5. At other times we'll figure that making amends isn't possible for the time being, or perhaps ever. Too much risk for collateral damage exists. But a making amends that's viable at all times is simply doing our best to bless the other person's life. 6. Blessing another person's life is a matter of interceding for them in our daily prayers, as well as seeking to please them any way we can. If we've hurt someone significantly we owe them our safety - to be a safe (non-combative) and affirming influence in their lives. Blessing another person is about relieving burdens, not adding to them. 7. Making significant amends is also a commitment to never hurt this person (or people) like this ever again. This, many times, is a thorough daily re-commitment. In making amends we must never make things worse. We must not traumatise people. Making amends is improving someone's life, not making their lives worse.
Asked in Taxes and Tax Preparation
What rate is the estate tax in New York?
Estate tax is a federal tax. Not a state tax. The above is correct that there is a Federal Estate Tax, that is going through all types of changes (as to what triggers it and such), currently. BUT THEY TAHT DOES NOT MEAN STATES DON'T HAVE THEM TOO! HOWEVER almost all states have extate/death &/or inheritance taxes too! An exact rate is almost unimportant because what is included in the estate, and what may be exempt depends on both the asset and whom it may be going to. You need to work thoguh many isssues to get to thebottom of it! For purposes of New York State estate tax, the gross estate includes all property that a person owned, had control over, or had an interest in on the date of his or her death. Filing requirements An estate is required to file a New York State estate tax return if the total of the federal gross estate plus the federal adjusted taxable gifts and specific exemption exceeds $1 million, and the individual was either: a resident of the state at the time of death; or a resident or citizen of the U.S. at the time of death but not a resident of the state, whose estate includes real or tangible personal property located in the state. For an individual who was not a resident or citizen of the U.S. at the time of death, the estate must file a New York State estate tax return if the estate includes real or tangible personal property located in the state and the gross estate located in the U.S. exceeds the filing limit. The filing limit is $60,000 reduced by the sum of: the gift tax specific exemption applicable to certain gifts made in 1976, and the total taxable gifts made after 1976 that are not included in the gross estate. When to file and pay Estates must file and pay the tax using Form ET-706, New York State Estate Tax Return, within 9 months after the decedent's date of death. Estates must submit a completed Federal Form 706, United States Estate Tax Return with the NYS estate tax return, even if the estate is not required to file a federal estate tax return with the IRS. Estates may apply for an extension of time to file the return and/or pay the tax using Form ET-133, Application for Extension of Time to File and/or Pay Estate Tax. An extension of time to file generally may not exceed six months. In addition, an extension of time to pay may be granted for up to four years in cases where payment within 9 months of death results in undue hardship to the estate. In either case, interest will be due. Penalties may apply for late filing or payment. Tax rates New York's estate tax is calculated by using a graduated rate schedule. Form ET-706 lists the complete rate schedule. For additional information, see Form ET-706-I, Instructions for Form ET‑706 New York State Estate Tax Return.