r/NoStupidQuestions 22d ago Silver

Politics megathread US Politics Megathread 5/2022

70 Upvotes

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 15h ago Silver

Do American children really 'swear allegiance' to the American flag?

10.2k Upvotes

It just seems so... Cult-y, Y'know?


r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

Do other broke people randomly check their bank account throughout the day hoping they were accidentally sent a large sum of money?

161 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 11h ago

Is accident and emergency service not free in the USA? If I had an accident, for example cut my arm open on a rock, and had to go to hospital, would I have to pay?

449 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Are some people just not meant to drive a car?

137 Upvotes

It's just such a difficult thing, no matter how much I try I just don't get how I should drive in traffic, maybe it's a good thing because I won't kill anyone.

The rules are just way too complex and difficult for me, I'm probably just very very dumb though.


r/NoStupidQuestions 17h ago

People who bike everywhere: how do you not reach your destination all sweaty and smelly?

330 Upvotes

I really wanna start biking more to reduce my own personal carbon footprint, but I live in FL and if I biked to work, it’d take around 30-40 mins, it would be scorching hot, and I would get there a mess of ‘outside smell’.

I just don’t understand how people bike to school, work, etc., because even if you’re super fit and don’t sweat, you’ll still stink from the outside. I feel dumb asking this so I guess it’s the right sub lol. How do you people do it??

edit: TIL that ‘outside smell’ is a predominantly floridian thing. yay. To anyone wondering what it is, it is literally just outside smell. If u walk out for five minutes in the evening and come back inside, there’s an outside smell that sticks to ur clothes for like a good ten minutes. I literally do no know any other way to describe it. It smells like bad grass and humid air. It doesn’t smell good. Everyone I know here understands what I mean when I say outside smell, I feel so robbed knowing that it’s not a universal thing lol


r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago Helpful

Do people in a coma sneeze?

48 Upvotes

Beyond a sneeze, are there other things we do without thinking much of that a person in a coma does or doesn't do which we don't even really think about as we go about our lives?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago

Do people in America that are injured in a shooting have to pay the hospital bill from that injury?

1.7k Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 14h ago

Answered Why has no one noticed that Ubers are now just as expensive as taxis were?

103 Upvotes

A big thing that made Uber popular is that they were cheaper and quicker than taxis. I just saw the pricing for a taxi yesterday while I was in an uber did the math and realized the trip was now the same price as my Uber.


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

What am I supposed to do in the gym for the first time?

10 Upvotes

I really want to start going to the gym, I already have a membership but I'm super self conscious and I don't know how all the equipment works so I've never been. Besides those treadmills and those bike trainer things Im absolutely clueless and unfortunately i dont have friends that could help me. Is there an easy answer for this?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Unanswered Why are medical patients treated like drug addicts?

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So I've 3 major back operations, and my wife is currently about to be released after a c section from having a baby (yay baby)

Please note I am not asking medical advice, I'm asking medical-employees for their input on the opiote prescribing teachings/behind the scenes experience

I've had this issue on all 3 of my surgeries aswell as my wife now, she is asking for a small amount of oral dilaudid for pain management once we get home for a "just in case" standpoint . We explained our apartment's elevator is broken and she will have to go up 3 flights of stairs anytime she needs to enter/leave the apartment, yet we are told if she can't do it without medications other than tylenol and a NSAID suppository she will not be released from the hospital. She's been given 1mg oral throughout her stay in the hospital.

I understand given the public opiote issues/epidemic medical staff need to be careful and minimize substance use, but at what point is the well being of the patient considered? Are you being told flat out that opiote prescription is now being "frowned upon?" Or is it more the staff concerned about liability type issues?

This is in Alberta Canada for context.


r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Why do my coworkers dislike the fact that I take all my breaks and lunch outside in my car and that I don't like to participate in anything not pertaining to work??

18 Upvotes

I know most people will assume I'm being a downer and grumpy but I think people are starting to lack respect for people's time and needs. I'm not rude or disrespectful to anyone in fact I'm one of the easiest going people to get along with. But I'm quiet and am an introvert and social events make me tired. On top of that, I believe in work being about work and leaving it at that. I do not take my breaks at my desk nor do I ever want to participate in any office birthday related events. I keep to myself and find peace with it, but somehow this has upset my other coworkers and now they feel like I've let the morale down in the office. I'm a mom of 3 young kids, they exhaust me and it's loud at home. Work really is one of my places where I can be quiet and get some amount of alone time.

Why can't this be respected??


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Unanswered How do I ask a girl to be my girlfriend?

7 Upvotes

I've been talking to her for the last few months and now I have a crush on her, but I'm not sure what to say to tell her.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Does anyone else feel like they're completely dumb?

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My vocab is very limited. I don't understand political concepts at all - if someone were to use socialism or jurisdiction, etc. in a sentence, I would have to look it up and read examples to understand. It's difficult for me to retain facts. Something as simple as a deductible would take days for me to get a grasp of. The list goes on

I feel dumb most of the time; I don't seem to have much going on in this head of mine.


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

Is suppressing a fever with meds bad for your recovery?

5 Upvotes

I've read that fevers are the body utilizing heat to fight off an infection. If that's the case, wouldn't it be kind of counter-productive to take a medication that squashes that fever? It may be more uncomfortable to just sit there, burning up, but isn't that heat important to efficiently killing off the infection and recovering?


r/NoStupidQuestions 6m ago

How do people get “instrumentals” to songs?

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I love song mashups but how the heck do people separate the vocals from the instruments or whatever? I understand that different parts of songs have “tracks” that you can move around, but I doubt Kendrick released the RAW audio file with all the info on how it was mixed. So how do they do it?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Since rain at the base of a mountain often means snow up top, does every raindrop start as a snowflake and melt on the way down?

7 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 25m ago

Can you be a little bit dislexic?

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Or sometimes dislexic? Or is an all or nothing type of thing?


r/NoStupidQuestions 49m ago

Unanswered Do dreams ACTUALLY have meaning?

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In my dream last night I was trying to shout for help but lost my voice whenever I tried. Online it says that this means that "you feel that you don't have control over your life, you feel ignored, or you're afraid to stand up for yourself" however I don't think this is true. Are dreams meaningless or am I lying to myself?


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

What if I just let my nose bleed?

5 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Do people really go on holiday to Spain, Greece etc only to sit in their hotel by the pool?

10 Upvotes

My friends are currently in Spain, and they have already taken pics of their pool from their POV with their knees in tbe pics and cocktail on the side. I havnt seen them post pics or videos of them exploring the the area outside of their hotel yet. It’s just food at the hotel, pool, and their hotel balcony.

Do people really holiday like this or are they actually exploring but happens to not film it for whatever reason?

I know people enjoy different things, they can do whatever they want but surely it’s cheaper to go to your local hotel with a pool


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Where are all these extremists hiding?!

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Ok my title is a little dramatic but when you go on like news article comments, even ones about local news, there are some absolutely deranged commenters. I feel like I've met some pretty "crazy" people irl in that they're way different than my views, but this is on a whole other level. These people aren't rational in any way.

I know it's the internet, and I know it's partially selection bias because only people who care enough would comment, but I mean come on? Do these people really exist? Are they bots?

How can we ever hope to reach an agreement with "the other side", regardless of where you fall, if these people are like this? Where do they meet up? Are they really just people around me who keep it all bottled in???


r/NoStupidQuestions 6h ago

Unanswered Do snakes, and similar elongated animals, ever accidentally knot themselves? Can they figure out how to undo it?

10 Upvotes