• Will things change in the future?

    135 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago
  • Who was the President in 2016?

    A. Donald Trump B. Barack Obama
    A. Donald Trump B. Barack Obama
    42 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • What is the most beautifully written book you’ve ever read?

    Beautiful, not as in story, but as in the way the author structures and writes his sentences. For me it would have to be Lord of the Rings. What about you?
    Beautiful, not as in story, but as in the way the author structures and writes his sentences. For me it would have to be Lord of the Rings. What about you?
    59 answers · Books & Authors · 4 days ago
  • Why do people like modern art?

    Why do people like modern art?

    Best answer: I have never got it myself, though I would admit there is the odd picture I do appreciate 95% to me is crap. Impressionism, now you are talking. I was in paris at the beginning of June, if you are ever there you must visit the Musee d Orsay and the Orangerie( has Monet's largest canvasses) 2 of the most... show more
    Best answer: I have never got it myself, though I would admit there is the odd picture I do appreciate 95% to me is crap. Impressionism, now you are talking. I was in paris at the beginning of June, if you are ever there you must visit the Musee d Orsay and the Orangerie( has Monet's largest canvasses) 2 of the most amazing places I have been and been stunned by some of the artwork.
    9 answers · Painting · 23 hours ago
  • Why didn't the NAZI's crush Britain during WW2?

    Best answer: That wasn't the deal
    Best answer: That wasn't the deal
    21 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Why did the USA not retaliate after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor?

    Best answer: If you mean why didn't the US immediately attach the Japanese homeland it was because the US did not have the forces to do that at the time. Remember the US was fighting the Japanese in the Philippines which the Japanese attacked on Dec.7 1941 the same day as Pearl Harbor.
    Best answer: If you mean why didn't the US immediately attach the Japanese homeland it was because the US did not have the forces to do that at the time. Remember the US was fighting the Japanese in the Philippines which the Japanese attacked on Dec.7 1941 the same day as Pearl Harbor.
    24 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Which plot choices and ending are the best?

    I'm writing a sad dramatic story set in the war period about a young guy who had an unlucky life and was tortured in prison. When he gets out he is a completely different person (detached, aloof and emotionless, he tries to forget what happened but the nightmares haunt him all the time). He flees and wants to... show more
    I'm writing a sad dramatic story set in the war period about a young guy who had an unlucky life and was tortured in prison. When he gets out he is a completely different person (detached, aloof and emotionless, he tries to forget what happened but the nightmares haunt him all the time). He flees and wants to go to Canada, but before that he goes to England to find out about his missing dad (who died years ago but he never actually knew he just imagined it). There he meets an Irish girl who falls for him, she's extremely clever and sensitive and feels like he's the one that understands her, because she's having a hard time at school (her classmates hate her because she's poor, she works too and she is more gifted than all the middle class and high society classmates she has there). She's outcast and lonely, even her family doesn't encourage her (her cousins are too focused on getting an english husband to keep her company or befriend her). He hides her lots of things and secrets and tries to push her away, because he feels like she deserves something better. Then she begs him to take her away and he helps her fleeing to canada but when they disembark the police finds him and forces him to go to first world war. She is pregnant with his child in a foreign country and cries all the time thinking something could happen to him. In the meantime he's having a hard time in war again, and he thinks of her all the time. I dont know how to make it end.
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 15 hours ago
  • What to buy a history lover/student?

    My friend is a history major and I want to get her something related to that. But im not sure what. I have gotten her a comedic biography of a famous dictator before, i have looked at historical fiction books but since I've never read any i don't know which would be good. Any ideas
    My friend is a history major and I want to get her something related to that. But im not sure what. I have gotten her a comedic biography of a famous dictator before, i have looked at historical fiction books but since I've never read any i don't know which would be good. Any ideas
    11 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Would people who have 17000 answers on this site get published if they get off Yahoo Answers and start writing?

    I've been trying to convince my friend Crow to start writing instead of being a yahoo on Yahoo Answers. He won't listen. He believes he'll get published by hanging out on Yahoo Answers all day, trying to scam people out of their money. He really believes you should pay money to learn how to write. Can... show more
    I've been trying to convince my friend Crow to start writing instead of being a yahoo on Yahoo Answers. He won't listen. He believes he'll get published by hanging out on Yahoo Answers all day, trying to scam people out of their money. He really believes you should pay money to learn how to write. Can you help me help him?
    8 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • Are you an artist :)))?

    16 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 day ago
  • Why was there no protest from other countries when Israel started to expand it's borders after it was established in 1948?

    Best answer: Those who lost the land on which they resided, were obviously upset. They had no say so. The Nazi perpetuated the holocaust, but it wasn't they whose land was given away! First war 1947-49. Israel calls it the war of independence. A historians account.... show more
    Best answer: Those who lost the land on which they resided, were obviously upset. They had no say so. The Nazi perpetuated the holocaust, but it wasn't they whose land was given away!
    First war 1947-49. Israel calls it the war of independence.
    A historians account. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/books...

    Next war.
    1967 - the six day war, June 5th - June 10th. Syria, Jordan and Egypt versus Israel.
    Miko Peled's take on the 6 day war is not the U.S./ Israel spun version. His father was the General when Israel was founded in 1948.
    Syria, Jordan, and Egypt wanted there land back.
    The six day war was fought precisely for that reason. U.S. backed Israel. And USSR the Arabs. But a decision was taken not to participate in their proxies local battle, to avoid a direct confrontation between U.S. and USSR.
    Uncle Sammy claimed USS Liberty had been attacked by Egypt and so unlike the USSR, it found a pretext to help Israel defeat the Arabs. Even in 2018, those papers have not been made public! However the tape recording can NOW be heard by all.

    In the bigger scheme of things, the imperialist powers U.S.and Britain (it was their balfour agreement that caused the whole mess, same land promised to both the Jews, and the Arabs), saw Israel as their proxy in the region.

    The U.N. is ignored.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/r...
    http://blackchristiannews.com/2017/12/un...
    https://news.antiwar.com/2018/05/23/israeli-intel-minister-says-us-will-soon-recognize-golan-annexation/
    22 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • How would you rate my writing skills?

    Best answer: I'm going to politely disagree with the positive reviews. I see a handful of outright mistakes and a lot of odd choices with verb tenses that IMO weaken the narrative. And I don't see the semicolon use as correct at all. (Horrors, I've disagreed with my friend Crow!) I rarely do line-by-line critique... show more
    Best answer: I'm going to politely disagree with the positive reviews. I see a handful of outright mistakes and a lot of odd choices with verb tenses that IMO weaken the narrative. And I don't see the semicolon use as correct at all. (Horrors, I've disagreed with my friend Crow!)

    I rarely do line-by-line critique here because the writers' reactions tend to be defensive, hostile, or abusive. If you care to see detail and can promise you'll act like a professional, I can try to find time to do a LBL. (And it's perfectly okay if you're not yet ready for that, too.)

    Edit: We stay quiet for a while; [<---replace with a comma] [the ←-delete needless words] both [of us<--delete] either too tired or too annoyed to bother talking [to each other<--delete]. It's not like I'm complaining, either. [←-This is wordy, but it also gives your narrator a real-sounding voice] The wind is howling [howls] like a horror movie [opener←-awkward word choice. Maybe ‘soundtrack’?] and the streets are heavily shadowed with a pale late-night glow[←-Switch to active voice, present tense, like the first part of the sentence: ...and a pale late-night glow heavily shadows the streets]. It's comforting [in some odd way, like<--delete][.] I could sink into the dark shadows of the night and disappear if I wanted to. [Comforting as it is, ←-delete] the[The] delayed pain of Ameki's nails digging into my arm [is kicking in now,--delete] [kicks in], and I [Eek, failure to proofread!] [it]takes all my willpower [not] to [not<--delete] ask her to lighten up[ a bit←-delete].

    I know, that’s hard to read all marked up. Most of what I did was make all the verbs present tense, removing present progressive (“is xing”) and get rid of words you don’t need. If you agreed with every correction, which you don’t have to do, it would read:

    We stay quiet for a while, both either too tired or too annoyed to bother talking. It's not like I'm complaining, either. The wind howls like a horror movie soundtrack and a pale late-night glow heavily shadows the streets. It's comforting. I could sink into the dark shadows of the night and disappear if I wanted to. The delayed pain of Ameki's nails digging into my arm kicks in, and it takes all my willpower not to ask her to lighten up.

    Nothing’s missing or radically changed, really, but that first paragraph went from 104 to 82 words. You see if you can reduce the next paragraph, or some other paragraph, by twenty percent. It’s a learned skill, and this is a good time to start.
    17 answers · Books & Authors · 4 days ago
  • Do you think we have free will?

    60 answers · Cancer · 5 days ago
  • Is it okay that my two main characters are blond?

    I am writing a medieval fantasy and I hear a lot of opinions about how they shouldn't all be blond. I have characters with other races in book, but they are minor. My two main characters are blond, and the story is set in a medieval European kingdom. I hear a lot of people saying this is cliche and characters... show more
    I am writing a medieval fantasy and I hear a lot of opinions about how they shouldn't all be blond. I have characters with other races in book, but they are minor. My two main characters are blond, and the story is set in a medieval European kingdom. I hear a lot of people saying this is cliche and characters should be biracial. Not discounting other races, but I feel like a racist right now that I am being advised to change one of the blond characters so I wouldn't seem like a racist? Why is this a big deal? Would this be okay if I keep them both blond?
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 17 hours ago
  • What is the name of this assault rifle?

    What is the name of this assault rifle?

    Best answer: AK74
    It's not the AK47. The muzzlebreak is the giveaway.
    Best answer: AK74
    It's not the AK47. The muzzlebreak is the giveaway.
    10 answers · History · 9 hours ago
  • The new admin boss of NASA agrees that humans are causing modern Climate change. But should student philosophers be free to decide ?

    Should today's students be taught to deny human caused Climate Change ? Why not ?
    Should today's students be taught to deny human caused Climate Change ? Why not ?
    13 answers · Philosophy · 1 day ago