• Can I email my congressman?

    How do I email my congressman?
    How do I email my congressman?
    2 answers · Government · 1 decade ago
  • How do low-lives get by?

    This guy in my apartment building has 2002 Escalada w/ rims you name it, but the guy is a thug, you can tell just by looking at him. I know for a fact he does not work, his GF also lives w/ him and doesn't work. When I walk down the stairs the air reeks of weed. The rent here isn't cheap either, around $900-ish. How do people like these... show more
    This guy in my apartment building has 2002 Escalada w/ rims you name it, but the guy is a thug, you can tell just by looking at him. I know for a fact he does not work, his GF also lives w/ him and doesn't work. When I walk down the stairs the air reeks of weed. The rent here isn't cheap either, around $900-ish. How do people like these afford to live w/ no income? Drugs i'm guessing? Government welfare? I don't get it.
    4 answers · Psychology · 10 years ago
  • Where do you draw the line between self-improvement and accepting yourself as you are?

    How do you know what personal qualities can be worked on and what you just have to live with? Please no God/Jesus/religious answers.
    How do you know what personal qualities can be worked on and what you just have to live with? Please no God/Jesus/religious answers.
    8 answers · Psychology · 10 years ago
  • Should I take this person's advice?

    I have this friend who is a real rational person. Me: "Am I really doing anything with my life?" Him: "Yeah you didn't accomplish anything with your life..." I believe he takes everything so literally. I really do feel I accomplished some things in my life, yet he thinks I am lazy for not getting awards or any high... show more
    I have this friend who is a real rational person. Me: "Am I really doing anything with my life?" Him: "Yeah you didn't accomplish anything with your life..." I believe he takes everything so literally. I really do feel I accomplished some things in my life, yet he thinks I am lazy for not getting awards or any high merit that is known to the "better" public-- his definiton of better public. I do get awards at conventions and what not but according to him it isn't even that significant or it isn't enough. After he said that I confronted him he was being too harsh... he says he is telling the honest truth. I like being with him because I respect his honesty and logic. Sometimes I can't handle it even if I tell myself "Please handle it... I know you can" but in the end I have a hard time T_T He says all my friends are bad people and evil. Basically he sees people as a whole as bad. "There are hardly good people he sees." He thinks all people do is talk bad about others all day and not doing things productive like making a business-- and that since people are so well off everyone is lazy. There are no new ideas. He is like a computer with no emotions >.> Should I just trust my intuition and not see him for awhile? I feel like he is hurting me... My intuition picks up jealousy and anger about something in his life. I can't even sum it up how strange he acts sometimes. =.= This is how I feel with him -----> @_@ BEHHH I DUNNO I really like hanging out with him due to his business ideas and insight. But the other psychological stuff drives me crazy. I ask him advice to improve myself >.> bad thing to do LoL
    3 answers · Friends · 10 years ago
  • What's a polite way to assert my personal boundaries?

    My fiance's best man is constantly overstepping my personal boundaries. He's a nice enough guy, and a good friend to my fiance, but it's getting to the point where I'd prefer not to spend time with him at all anymore, even if his wife is around. He makes sexual comments to me, even in front of my fiance and even in front of his... show more
    My fiance's best man is constantly overstepping my personal boundaries. He's a nice enough guy, and a good friend to my fiance, but it's getting to the point where I'd prefer not to spend time with him at all anymore, even if his wife is around. He makes sexual comments to me, even in front of my fiance and even in front of his wife. No one seems to be offended by this, they've known him long enough that this is apparently normal behavior for him and they all just roll their eyes and laugh it off. While he doesn't appear to be serious, it's uncomfortable to me that he thinks it's okay to make such comments. I've said to my fiance before, "Are you going to let him talk to me like that?" But he just laughs it off and says, that's just how he is. Granted, I made it sound like a joke to my fiance because I didn't want to seem rude - but it really does shock me that anyone else in the world would have gotten a punch in the teeth had they talked to me like that, just not THIS guy. When we were all out at a bar a few weeks back, he literally dragged me out on the dance floor (I didn't want to dance, or at least, not with him). I finally yelled for security - partly as a joke, but I wanted him to get it that I was serious, I didn't want to dance with him. I wasn't just playfully trying to get away, either - I literally couldn't get away, he's stronger than I am. If I'm using all my strength, I should have been able to break a "playful" grip. For the most part, I just shoot him down, and I try to say so seriously so that he understands I'm not just joking. At the same time though, I don't want to be rude - this is an important person to my fiance and I don't want to alienate him from his friends (I have no problems with any of his other friends). But the "last straw" was yesterday, when he walked by me, he SPANKED me. I was stunned! I turned around and just said, "Hey! Hands off!" But he just laughed it off. I am trying to find a way to convey that I am completely serious that I don't want him to touch me, without coming across as a total b****. I am not one of these overbearing women who wants to control who my fiance spends time with, but this is not acceptable. How can I address this problem without creating any other problems? This guy will be around, I don't want to create tension - but I'm not willing to just out up with it for the sake of keeping the peace either. Is there a polite or tactful way to put an end to this?
    3 answers · Friends · 10 years ago
  • Do we lose imagination as we age?

    So many adults I see view so many things as "childish" and think that they and everyone around them should behave certain "mature, adult-like ways". I know at some point we must grow up and assume responsibility for our actions, think about the future etc, but why do we have to lose the fun we had as kids? I remember using my... show more
    So many adults I see view so many things as "childish" and think that they and everyone around them should behave certain "mature, adult-like ways". I know at some point we must grow up and assume responsibility for our actions, think about the future etc, but why do we have to lose the fun we had as kids? I remember using my imagination so much as a child, playing with action figures, sticks, sand, marbles. The world was my playground and I would think of great adventures and stories to play around. I even notice now that when I look up at the clouds I see...clouds. I have fun with life, but not the way I remember as a kid. Must we all "come of age" and mature into the typical adults of our society? Must we all suffer that "loss of innocence" portrayed so often in books and movies? And I don't mean conforming to society and behaving as everyone else does, but do we naturally "grow up" and lose what made being a kid so much fun? I don't even really know where I'm going with all this, just something I've been thinking about lately, any comments, advice, personal thoughts appreciated!
    12 answers · Psychology · 10 years ago
  • I need to know how to transfer a picture from tracing paper to regular paper?

    I traced my picture with regular pencil already and I need to know how to transfer it to regular paper or the board type of paper you paint on. I want the easiest way possible.It's for a report.
    I traced my picture with regular pencil already and I need to know how to transfer it to regular paper or the board type of paper you paint on. I want the easiest way possible.It's for a report.
    10 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 10 years ago
  • What 'issues' do you have that you find get in the way of having or maintaining a relationship?

    Following a question I posted about how likely it is to meet someone these days with issues which get in the way of having/starting a relationship I was wondering what issues are out there that effect people. Personally though I don't know the cause I find it very difficult to let someone close (both physically and emotionally) and following... show more
    Following a question I posted about how likely it is to meet someone these days with issues which get in the way of having/starting a relationship I was wondering what issues are out there that effect people. Personally though I don't know the cause I find it very difficult to let someone close (both physically and emotionally) and following dating a girl who seems to have made similarly bad choices when it comes to partners I think I might be a commitment phobic too as I've never had a serious relationship. Now I've shared, how about you? What sort of things trouble you when you've tried to have a relationship and if you know, why do you think that is?
    13 answers · Singles & Dating · 10 years ago
  • Can MP3 files contain viruses and other bad stuff?

    I have always assumed that MP3 files are generally virus free. I've never had any problems with stuff like MP3s or movie files I've obtained via P2P file sharing programs. Recently I've been swapping a lot of Mp3 files with people via Bulletin Board Forums. I was wondering if anyone has heard of viruses being transmitted via... show more
    I have always assumed that MP3 files are generally virus free. I've never had any problems with stuff like MP3s or movie files I've obtained via P2P file sharing programs. Recently I've been swapping a lot of Mp3 files with people via Bulletin Board Forums. I was wondering if anyone has heard of viruses being transmitted via MP3. Naturally I'm suspicious of .exe files but is it possible that a malicious executable file could be hidden in / disguised as an MP3? Would most anti-virus software like AVG, or Nortons automatically screen the file before the attachment opens, or should I dowload the file and manually direct a scan of each file first?
    12 answers · Security · 1 decade ago
  • How do I clean $1 and $2 coins, along with 5c 10c, 20c and 50c Australian coins????

    My husband has recently bought a metal dectector, and he has been finding lots of $1 and $2 coins, along with 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c. But mind you, just about all of them were found in the dirt. So they are very dirty and tarnished. Does anyone know what I can use to get them back to their lovely gold and silver colors again, so that we are able to... show more
    My husband has recently bought a metal dectector, and he has been finding lots of $1 and $2 coins, along with 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c. But mind you, just about all of them were found in the dirt. So they are very dirty and tarnished. Does anyone know what I can use to get them back to their lovely gold and silver colors again, so that we are able to use them. I have heard Coca Cola, but I don't know if that theory is true. Any ideas anyone, or has anyone had to clean these coins themselves???
    6 answers · General - Australia · 1 decade ago
  • Taking a break-up very* hard. Just need to get this out. Please give advice. Please.?

    This gist of this is: my year-plus relationship just ended rather abruptly when my girlfriend cheated on me, physically and emotionally, with our executive manager at work (who I consider to be a friend of mine). Let me go a bit more into detail just to get this out of my system. I have already whined about it enough to my friends that it is... show more
    This gist of this is: my year-plus relationship just ended rather abruptly when my girlfriend cheated on me, physically and emotionally, with our executive manager at work (who I consider to be a friend of mine). Let me go a bit more into detail just to get this out of my system. I have already whined about it enough to my friends that it is become beyond embarrassing to bring it up. Very difficult break-ups are a trend for me, and I am coming to the conclusion that I am in dire need of therapy. Anyways, here we go - I met her a year-plus ago at work, she was very pretty but was very obviously attracted to anything that moved, male or female. Friends and strangers alike. I should have known better when I took her down to visit my friends at school and she was looking at them in ways that made me uncomfortable. Now, I am not a terribly jealous individual. In fact, I've had partners who cheated on me, and I have unanimously forgiven them and let by-gones be by-gones, but it is a different story with my friends. I perceive that as being one of the most heinous things a person can do in a relationship, but I'll move on. She is not terribly intelligent, hasn't been to college, has a very intense sexual history involving lots of threesomes and her almost joining into a polygamist relationship with some folks in San Francisco. I keep myself busy with work and school. She has had the opportunity to go to college the past two semesters but instead decided to get a nose job and waste her time dicking around posting a billion pictures of herself on myspace from the exact same angle. She is enamoured by attention from males, and it is all too obvious to me that she uses myspace as a sort of fantasy world to engage in constant flirting with every guy who tries to add her on there - now, this normally wouldn't bother me if she actually didn't actively go out and meet these guys. It has been suggested to me that she saw motivation in me and she was jealous. I don't know the merits of that statement, but I am pretty sure that the pattern of cheating and betraying me that she took definitely falls in step with this theory. The first major crisis came when she left me for a different one of my friends who worked at a local bar. I introduced the two of them, and he was a musician which definitely added to his allure. When I would bring up the fact that I was paranoid about her wanting all of my friends, she would deny it, but when she got the opportunity to sneak off and see him, she did. I knew it happened because she only frequents gay bars, and on this occasion she went to a regular bar and it kind of weirded me out. It was to meet him, who had been coming onto her via myspace. After a weekend of making love, she said she wanted to be single, but I got it out of her that she was leaving me for Phil, my friend. I was heartbroken for awhile, but met someone else. This bothered her immensely. She had power over me that the new girl did not, and she took advantage of it. I was having severe panic attacks regarding her presence, to the point where I couldn't be around her for more than 20 minutes at a time without having to leave, but I broke myself in and let myself fall in love with her again. She promptly started treating me like crap again, and I immediately recognized it. We broke up, she got jealous, and did the same thing again. Now, here we are at the point with my boss. She has generally been a die-hard anime fan, with posters all over her walls. I'm not really a huge fan, but i respect it. She says she wants to take the posters down. Now, this is my first clue as to what is going on. I go visit her for the weekend, and is great, we're making love the whole time, and when I go to leave, I'm kind of procrastinating but she encourages to hurry up and go. This doesn't make sense to me. My bullshit alarm is blaring, but I leave and feel like an idiot. She leaves a couple days later. Well, its more like I dump myself, but that's beside the point (the most insulting thing ever, by the way, and I have to do it every time with her). I write her a nice good-bye letter, but something isn't right. I confront her about it before letting her go, and she admits that she left me for my other friend, our boss, and that she had cheated on me with him almost immediately. It makes sense why she took down the anime posters, since he had a relatively well paying job and doesn't like that ****. I am a decent looking guy, but is better looking and drives a cool car, the whole nine yards. It is obvious that she is not right for me. That doesn't change the fact that I have very little self-respect, and am absolutely in pieces. I am self-medicating like crazy with alcohol, which needs to end. It is the cycle of leaving me and then drawing me back in that is the worst part.
    10 answers · Singles & Dating · 10 years ago
  • I'm depressed because I'm not part of the elite, successful people, like Hollywood, etc. Any advice?

    This is perhaps the most dumb but true reason that I get negative and depressed. I was raised in a pretty privileged family, who associated with other successful/privileged people ,and all of them seemed to somehow or another succeed, and then there's me. I didn't. I mean I finished school, and have some cool friends, settled down, but I... show more
    This is perhaps the most dumb but true reason that I get negative and depressed. I was raised in a pretty privileged family, who associated with other successful/privileged people ,and all of them seemed to somehow or another succeed, and then there's me. I didn't. I mean I finished school, and have some cool friends, settled down, but I turned out to be gay/bi, and dealt with alot of problems legal issues, bad people surrounding me, health problems, and just never really got my chance to "shine," and I always felt upstaged and overshadowed by many people around me. Then I watch events like the Golden Globes, and I think to myself, my god, I'd love to be a part of a prestigious event and really be a part of something higher in life, yet I'm stuck here in middle class suburbia in the middle of nowhere, with average people who are uninspiring and suck, and also want to drag you down with them. Now I'm not saying that average people are bad, but I seem to have a weird narcissist/elitism thing that I can't get rid of in my head. I seem to think that I belong or want desperately to be a part of something better and higher, but just cannot, and most likely will not, and I can't really cope with that. I can't live with myself aging/wasting away the rest of my life doing nothing. I think my problem was, I got a small taste of success when I was younger, and never really got there myself. I also am very bitter over all the people in life that tried to stop me, and prevent me from being successful and making my life a living hell. Almost like high school all over again lol. But everytime I see great movies, award shows, people in important positions in life on the news, I get depressed becuase I wish that I could be those people or something. I want that, and I have no idea why. That, combined with my own personal health issues and family issues and sexuality issues, and the few horrible people I have in my life who poison me,... that all leads to me being very depressed/negative, and I can't seem to resolve it. I find myself contacting actors/actresses through some of my friends, who know them, and talk to them and get inspired by them and I just feel like I"m the type of person that always wants to strive for the best, but it's unrealistic, unhealthy, and also makes me feel like I pale in comparison. I'm not exactly mentally disturbed, I don't think, but I defnitely have unrealistic expectations of myself and standards, for reasons I don't know, and it's making me unhappy. Personally, I think it's because of all the pressures/expectations of my family/friends, who were more successful than I. this is also why I can get nasty and very negative towards many people who I consider not to be successful, or trashy, or whatever, because I fear that I may end up just like them, or I'm afraid of them rubbing off on me, so I try to push them away as far as possible, and only associate with "winner types." But I also recognize that this attitude isn't right. Bottom line: I know I have issues...but I don't know how to resolve them, and they're not major like schizophrenia or anything but..it takes away from my personal enjoyment of life. If you guys have any solid advice, please let me know! thanks.
    9 answers · Psychology · 10 years ago
  • How did people write in 1918 ?

    how did people from 1918 write and what was it called, (the scriptive type writing with fancy letters is the style i mean but i don't know what it was called), and where can i learn how to write like that? :)
    how did people from 1918 write and what was it called, (the scriptive type writing with fancy letters is the style i mean but i don't know what it was called), and where can i learn how to write like that? :)
    13 answers · History · 1 decade ago
  • What's up with the apps on my iPod Touch? Please help!!?

    Hi, can someone please, please help me? I updated my iPod touch (first gen) software from 2.1 to 2.2. Right after that, when I wanted to play the games, it won't work!! When it was in version 2.1, it worked perfectly!!! Does anyone know how to fix this?! Someone please help me! I really love those games!!!
    Hi, can someone please, please help me? I updated my iPod touch (first gen) software from 2.1 to 2.2. Right after that, when I wanted to play the games, it won't work!! When it was in version 2.1, it worked perfectly!!! Does anyone know how to fix this?! Someone please help me! I really love those games!!!
    10 answers · Music & Music Players · 1 decade ago
  • How do you use a "dip" pen? I don't think it has a reserve but I'm not sure...?

    I know a lot of these pens have a tube or something that holds extra ink but I don't think mine does. I mean it does have a hole that leads up to the quill but I think that it just holds the nib. Anyone know how to dip it into the ink properly and how to hold it?
    I know a lot of these pens have a tube or something that holds extra ink but I don't think mine does. I mean it does have a hole that leads up to the quill but I think that it just holds the nib. Anyone know how to dip it into the ink properly and how to hold it?
    4 answers · Other - Arts & Humanities · 1 decade ago
  • How is the calibre of a bullet measured?

    When we refer to bullets as 9mm, 5.56, 7.62, 7.65, .22, .380 etc; what does that measurement actually refer to?
    When we refer to bullets as 9mm, 5.56, 7.62, 7.65, .22, .380 etc; what does that measurement actually refer to?
    10 answers · Hunting · 1 decade ago
  • I can't trust time but if I leave I have nothing?

    My fiancee has posted this question not realising I'd see it, but I did. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081126155123AAOakAb He promised me he'd be with me over christmas, it would be our first actual Christmas together because I was very sick last year and the year before and my son was sick last year as well so we didn't do... show more
    My fiancee has posted this question not realising I'd see it, but I did. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/ind... He promised me he'd be with me over christmas, it would be our first actual Christmas together because I was very sick last year and the year before and my son was sick last year as well so we didn't do christmas and He had his daughters in London to have Christmas with him. He told me he had gotten rid of the credit card because I was taking steps to stop us going deeper into debt but he hasn't done it. I do truly love him but he's been a complete, selfish ******* recently and I can't cope with that. We lost our quads and I was wracked with guilt and sadness and he didn't even express one tiny emotion or shed one teeny weeny tear. But if I leave him I'll have no home, no money, nothing. What do I do? We do actually talk, when he's home. But half the time he doesn't want to talk about us, or the house, or our debt, or the children we both have. He wants to complain about his ex wife and work and why I'm not helping his situation when I do almost everything for him. He knows I've seen it know as I've told him and I left him an answer on his question. We currently aren't speaking, he's disappeared some where - probably to his ex wife as last time we argued that's were he went but with his friends. I think the real reason I'm upset is, he pays their mum £800 a month. Some of that money is meant to be used for them to travel twice a month to visit us. He's shelling out money we don't have when he pays their mum for the cost of transport of them to visit us
    10 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 decade ago
  • Did I do the right thing?

    My ex gf and I broke up a year and a half ago. This is my second Thanksgiving without her. We were each others best friends, but she wanted greener pastures. She also wanted to remain best friends with her, but I said "no", as long as she was dating other guys, that I was not going to stand on the sidelines and be her "shoulder to cry on". She... show more
    My ex gf and I broke up a year and a half ago. This is my second Thanksgiving without her. We were each others best friends, but she wanted greener pastures. She also wanted to remain best friends with her, but I said "no", as long as she was dating other guys, that I was not going to stand on the sidelines and be her "shoulder to cry on". She is a grown woman, and quite a few years older than me. Yesterday, before I left work, one of my coworkers (who knows my ex) said that I was too cold hearted for not remaining friends with her like she wanted. I mean, I don't hate her or anything. Matter of fact, I still love her, but I can't just stand by and be second string. I told him that, but he says that I should give her a second chance or at least be best friends again, because "packing up my marbles and going home", just because she did not want to be my girlfriend any more was not the "Christian" thing to do, and that I should be ashamed of myself for letting a good friend slip away. The thing is...I did not want this split! She did! So why am I the bad guy here? I believe in giving women what they want. And when she broke up with me, she was not wanting me any more, so why should I give her what she wants (bff)? She still contacts me by email and stuff on occasion, but I keep it polite, but short, cuz this was her choice, not mine. Am I being that bad? Has anyone else gone through this?
    9 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 decade ago