r/NoStupidQuestions 20d ago Silver

Politics megathread US Politics Megathread 5/2022

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With recent supreme court leaks there has been a large number of questions regarding the leak itself and also numerous questions on how the supreme court works, the structure of US government, and the politics surrounding the issues. Because of this we have decided to bring back the US Politics Megathread.

Post all your US Poltics related questions as a top level reply to this post.

All abortion questions and Roe v Wade stuff here as well. Do not try to circumvent this or lawyer your way out of it.

Top level comments are still subject to the normal NoStupidQuestions rules:

  • We get a lot of repeats - please search before you ask your question (Ctrl-F is your friend!).

  • Be civil to each other - which includes not discriminating against any group of people or using slurs of any kind. Topics like this can be very important to people, so let's not add fuel to the fire.

  • Top level comments must be genuine questions, not disguised rants or loaded questions. This isn't a sub for scoring points, it's about learning.

  • Keep your questions tasteful and legal. Reddit's minimum age is just 13!


r/NoStupidQuestions 8h ago

it feels like the USA is on fire. is it worth leaving or does every generation feel like they're inheriting a shit storm?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 21h ago Helpful Wholesome

Unanswered my boss just asked for my original resume after Ive been employed there for 10 years

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As title says, Ive worked here for 10 years, the last 8 months I've been on compensation after a safety incident where my head was severely injured, I'm doing quite well now, but why would my boss ask for my resume after all this time ?


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago Wholesome

A microwave safe bowl worked perfectly for months, now is becoming insanely hot in microwave; can bowls become UN microwave safe?

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We bought dog bowls that were microwave safe because our dogs food requires being microwaved to eat.

We bought these bowls in November and have been using them nightly.

The last few weeks, suddenly, these bowls are burning hot to the touch when taken out of the microwave. Same food, same microwave, same time/power/etc. overall no changes.

So what's the deal? Can bowls stop being microwave safe???


r/NoStupidQuestions 20h ago

Why is the term midget considered derogatory but the term little person isn't?

344 Upvotes

Edit:

I want to just be clear here because a few people seem to mistake my intention. I'm not trying to advocate for the reclaiming of the term midget. Nor am I trying to say that I should be able to use that term. I'm happy to use the term little person that that is the preference. I just hear that phrase and to me it comes across as condescending and patronizing so I'm curious about why it was decided that was the preferred terminology.


r/NoStupidQuestions 8h ago

If there are 3 random points on a plane, will there be always a circle that can touch all 3 points?

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Im only 13 so im not very smart but im also very curious about these things


r/NoStupidQuestions 18h ago

My therapists says its okay to ask people what they're feeling if I can't tell. Is that true?

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I struggle with social cues and understanding what other people are feeling often. It makes me quite anxious, because I can't really tell how I'm supposed to react to things, and sometimes that ends with me hurting people without meaning to.

My therapist says it's okay to just ask. Go "hey, I can't really tell how you feel about this." But in my experience people get kinda ticked off if they have to explain themselves, especially if it was a statement they just said in passing. They don't like having to stop the conversation and spend time updating me. Sometimes people are already upset, and they get more upset when I "make more of [statement] than they meant with it."

Things just aren't obvious or intuitive to me like they seem to be to everyone else.

Do you mind if people stop a conversation to ask more about what you meant/how you're feeling about a thing, especially if it's something you consider obvious? Please be honest. Sometimes people are like "omg, of course not!! i love and support my friends no matter what, it's no bother!!" but it's just in theory, and when I'm actually socially stupid they tell me to cut it out.


r/NoStupidQuestions 36m ago

Why don't we have a fat layer around our head to protect it from shock

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I was reading that TWO kings of france died because they banged their head against doorframes, thus making this seemingly innocent object deadlier than the guillotine to french kings.

It seems quite easy die because you bumped you head on some stuff. So why is that, during evolution we never developped a fat layer that could cushion such shocks. Wouldn't that be an evolutionnary advantage?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Why do I feel the need to apologize to the person who caused me so much trauma?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Answered Is anyone out there truly happily married?

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It’s been very heavy on my heart to know, I’m currently in the process of planning an end to a very toxic and abusive engagement. We’re 3 months out from our ‘I Do’ date.

I’ve been on a ton of support subs, and talking to some trustworthy friends, and it’s been on my mind a lot to know: is anyone even still truly happily married or happily in a long term living situation relationship? Is marriage even worth it anymore? I know I’m so naïve to think that everyone has there person and happily ever after but I’m having a coming to Jesus with that reality train.

It seems that everyone is getting divorced, lying about their happiness within their marriage, or just both cheating on each other claiming their still happy.

I guess the little girl in my heart just still wants to believe that as hard as I’ve worked to become who I am and to be successful like I am that I can still have the happily ever after I once dreamed of.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

What's the deal with so many animes sexualizing underaged girls? It's so oddly prevalent in a lot of animes these days. I just don't get it.

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Answered If putting rocks at the bottom of a plant pot is such a bad idea, why have gardeners been doing that since time immemorial?

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By the way. I'm not denying that it's a bad idea. I'm just wondering why this would be such a long-standing tradition despite the fact it's apparently "the worst thing you can do for your plants".

Bonus question: what should you use instead of rocks to improve drainage and stop soil falling out the holes?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

How can we let our neighbours know that their daughter's bedroom is very visible to us from our kitchen?

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We have windows over our kitchen counter that face in their direction. The blinds on her window are normally shut, but when they're not, we can see into her room. Our house is more elevated than theirs, so we can see quite a lot of the room too. She probably mostly sees our ceiling, so maybe that's why she doesn't seem to know how visible she is to us. The problem is that sometimes she gets dressed, or even dances in her underwear without closing the blinds while we're prepping food. She's in her early teens I guess, or possibly still a preteen. If it was me at that age, I would have wanted to know so I could make sure no one saw me while changing, but I would also die of embarrassment if I knew my neighbours had seen me naked.

How do we approach this with our neighbours in the best possible way? We don't talk to them much.

Edit: it is not like this is happening very often, and most of the time the blinds are closed or she's just there hanging around. The first time I assumed she just forgot, but there's been like three or four times now so now I assume she's just not aware.

I'm not a pedophile, and I'm not worried about what her parents would think of me, as there is no way they wouldn't understand due to how close our houses are placed. The issue is about her and how she might react and feel if she knew that we have seen her.

And I'm female. It's funny how everyone (myself included sometimes) assumes everyone else on Reddit is a male. My husband saw her once, and now he cooks food with his head down, staring intensely on the chopping board during the entire prep just in case. He doesn't want to hang out in the kitchen other than what's strictly necessary.

Edit 2: I'm still a female.

And the question was not whether I should tell them or not. The question was how I should tell them, and my concern was mainly about how to soften the blow for the girl and not make her die of embarrassment as I would have done if it were me. But I guess that's the parents' responsibility though, not mine.

Lastly, thanks for all the supportive answers and suggestions on how to word our concern to the parents. Appreciate it!


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Why Can't We Just Do Stuff To Benefit Society?

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Like can we just build important stuff like green energy planets and feed people? Why is it money that's stopping countries from just doing it? I think we're far enough in the future for civil countries to regulate resources and decide to let countries to help others and create things that literally benefits man kind.

What if there's a known alien invasion that'll wipe out humanity in and we came up with something that's theoretically super expensive to build, like 100 trillion dollar build, are we just gonna not build it cause we don't funds even tho we have the resources?


r/NoStupidQuestions 15h ago

Answered Would it be inappropriate of me to give a girl who works at a store I frequent my number?

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I’ve been out of the dating scene for a while, and all of my relationships have formed organically through school so I don’t exactly know how to approach dating now that I’m out of school. However this girl that works in a local store I’m always shopping at is just my type, and through conversations we’ve had while discussing things I’m buying we seem to have the same hobbies and get along well. She’s very lovely to talk to.

I know it’s generally considered inappropriate to ask a girl out while she’s working because it could make her uncomfortable with no way to tell you off without trouble from management, but I was thinking about just handing her a note with my number and a message somewhere along the lines of “if you’re interested feel free to text me. If not, we can just pretend this never happened with no issues” then walking out of the store.

I don’t want to make her uncomfortable, but this is the only real option I see other than waiting for her shift to end and approaching her then but that feels more creepy to me. Thoughts?


r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago Silver

Are death metal vocalists at any greater risk of damaging their voices permanently than opera singers?

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It's my understanding that metal "screaming" or "growling" is a vocal technique like any other. It's not coming from the throat. And I don't see why a vocalist would be doing something they know would mess up their...well...vocals. My question is how does this compare to other types of vocals that involve a lot of projection.

I imagine there are different techniques for "screaming". And I imagine there are greater risks with some techniques over others. But let's assume that the vocals are being done "correctly". Do the Vocalists of, say, Amon Amarth and Gojira have a greater chance of permanently damaging their vocal chords than an opera singer like Andre Bocelli?


r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Is it normal to sometimes hate being a parent?

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I love my toddler but I hate how I hardly get time to myself. If I do get time to myself, it’s usually only less than an hour a day since I work full time. To be honest, I wouldn’t trade her for anything but I sometimes wish I was able to live a relaxing and laidback life the way I used to


r/NoStupidQuestions 34m ago

Why is it the social norm to drink sweet beverages and not savoury/salty ones?

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Would we ask the same question if the latter were the case?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

why isnt the drivers seat in the middle but on the left side or the right side?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

if you get a bar code tattooed and later get fat; will the barcode link remain the same?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

if they weren't allowed to say Voldemort couldn't they have just referred to him as Voldie or something?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Unanswered Is it normal to struggle w self care?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Staying cool in the summer?

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Okay hear me out, yes, this is something every sane person should’ve developed through experience but hear me out… I grew up in hospitals and when I was home My AC was on. I didn’t get experience in the field. My knowledge maxes out at Thin /small clothes (shorts, tanks etc) & sunscreen which isn’t even staying cool.. just.. not burning ? (I’ve never been in a situation that would require sunscreen I’ll admit)

my health now as a teenager is better than it was as a child. I’m capable of taking care of myself and I can now walk with only minor help of a cane. I am determined that at some point This year I’m going to be able to be in the sun long enough to experience summer camp. Which is 1000% unrelated but it gives insight as to why I want this information.

Treat me like a child in your answers, tell me the most minuscule information you’d instill in your 6 year old before sending them to the park. Give me information even most people would know. Tell me things that are more advance. Anything in the related field of staying cool in the heat or simply just existing. Anything above 60 is hard for me to be I’m currently and I’m working on building up my tolerance on my own time. Also while I’m here is hydration really as important as they make it out to be for the summer ?


r/NoStupidQuestions 8h ago

Unanswered Why does Batman not have Rabies?

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If he has fallen into the cave multiple times surrounded by bats, frequently goes and stays in that cave with the bats (according to the Nolan movies) and can call the bats with a signal (according to a few comics I read), shouldn't Batman die of rabies? I read a statistics that 1 in 17 bats are rabied. I have not read much comics so I might be missing many details here.

When I was young I used to think that Batman had superpowers and could communicate to bats, turn into bats etc. But if he's really a rich human in a costume, it's very unrealistic that he can hang out hundreds of thousands of bats and be fine. Did the writers ever address this?