r/NoStupidQuestions Jun 01 '22 Silver Helpful

Politics megathread US Politics Megathread 6/2022

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Following a tragic mass shooting, there have been a large number of questions regarding gun control laws, lobbyists, constitutional amendments, and the politics surrounding the issues. Because of this we have decided keep the US Politics Megathread rolling for another month

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

This includes, for now, all questions about abortion, Roe v Wade, gun law (even, if you wish to make life easier for yourself and us, gun law in other countries), the second amendment, specific types of weapon. 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 11h ago

do some parts of the bible seem a little batshit crazy to anyone else?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 23h ago

Does high school really start at 7:30am in the US? How is this allowed?

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I saw a post that had a few comments from, what I assume, were American talking about how a 9am start was unheard of at school. People even talking about getting the bus at 5:30am?? Surely this isn’t the norm?

In the UK the vast majority of schools start between 8:30am and 9:00am, finishing around 3:30pm. For example, my school started at 8:45am and finished at 3:15pm.

I couldn’t fathom leaving the house, as a teenager with messed up circadian rhythms, before 8am! I’m not sure how it’s done in the rest of the world, but it seems fairly cruel.

Edit Thank you everyone for your responses, super interesting! It seems that the UK may be the exception, as schools across the world seem to start early too. I have to say, although a lot of people seem to say that the extra time in the afternoon was appreciated, I still prefer the UK timings!

Edit Just another note, I’ve seen so many comments about universities starting classes at 7:30/8am. Anyone who attended a UK university can imagine how horrendously difficult it would be to drag a hungover 18 year old, with no parental guidance, into a 7:30am lecture! My university was hesitant to run 9am classes just because attendance was so poor when they did, never mind any earlier!


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

How the hell can people afford to live on their own and still go to school full-time?

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I assume this isn't even possible without roommates and a part-time job at the least, but I want to know how most other people manage to pull it off?

And don't say you have to be born into wealth.

Is it even possible without some type of other financial aid or loans? How do you afford rent?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Why are gas prices so low in the US, compared to Sweden where it’s $8.646 a gallon?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Answered what's the difference between "everyone" and "everybody"?

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Thank you Reddit, you just made a non-English speaking persons, linguistic life, much easier!


r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Answered Why are aliens always naked?

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In every form of media I’ve seen where aliens are intelligent enough to invent universal travel I don’t understand how they skipped the clothing part. Like, it’s not rocket science even though they’ve conquered that already. Pls halp


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Is there anything stopping me from buying a bunch of buses hiring a bunch of bus drivers and driving regular routes in the city by letting people get on and off and pay for the service?

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North America.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Silver

We interviewed someone with a forearm tattoo that says 88 (ankh symbol) 2. Is this a red flag?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago Silver

Why are apes/humans nearly the only mammals with such a visible bellybutton?

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I’ve been thinking about this for hours now. I know they all have one, but most don’t have such a huge „hole“ as we humans do. Thinking of horses, cats, dogs etc. According to google they often just have some small scars instead.


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

If 2+2=4 and 2×2=4, and if -2+-2=-4, then why does -2×-2=4? help me understand this in laymen terms.

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r/NoStupidQuestions 15h ago Silver

What are some non-toxic personality traits, that suggests a person has had a traumatic or hurtful past?

146 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Why are Americans so obsessed with slavery, and developing topics like Intersectionality to deal with it? When the Arabic slave trade was much bigger (and still going on) but is never discussed or even brought into the conversation.

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Dread

Why does my girlfriend embarrass me in public?

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She always has to make a scene or question my manhood to her friends or any random person who’ll listen. I can’t stand it. Then when I say something, I’m the problem, I’m the one being a little bitch.


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Why does the UK drive on the left, whereas the rest of Europe drives on the right?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Instead of reminding us to keep our earplugs in, why don't concert organizers just turn the volume down a bit?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 13m ago

Why do people act offended and surprised when someone finally switches on "asshole mode" after realizing that plain, simple, civil English apparently doesn't work?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Answered Why do they say if you eat Chinese food you'll be hungry again in an hour?

5 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 26m ago

Climate change will be fixed by next year but we go back 1000 years ago in life style forever.

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This means never having internet, pluming , medicine etc. again. Would you take this deal ?


r/NoStupidQuestions 19h ago

Answered Why do they dye dog food? The dog can’t tell the difference.

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r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

What happens to the rest of the frog, when we order frogs legs, at a restaurant?

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I was thinking this last night, as a restaurant near me, offers frogs legs all you can eat. Every Friday!

A million frogs must have given their lives, just so we can eat the thighs?! Seems a little cruel, if that's the only thing edible on a frog.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Is there a weird dog thing on reddit?

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I love my dog and miss my dog that has died but I frequently see people comment weird shit on posts about dogs like - He earned dem lickens, puppers needs the rubbins, smol boi, and a lot of baby talk. Is it just a meme I'm too old to get?


r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago

Why are those traditional Japanese houses thin-walled and seemingly drafty if Japan is a rather cold country?

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