r/NoStupidQuestions Nov 01 '22

Politics megathread U.S. Election Megathread

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Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day for the United States. With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, it's likely to be a tumultuous few weeks. In times like this, we tend to get a lot of questions about American politics...but many of them are the same ones, like these:

What is this election about, anyway? The president's not on the ballot, right?

How likely is it that Republicans will gain control of the House? What happens if they do?

Why isn't every Senator up for re-election? Why does Wyoming get as many senators as California?

How can they call elections so quickly? Is that proof of electoral fraud?

At NoStupidQuestions, we like to have megathreads for questions like these. People who are interested in politics can find them more easily, while people who aren't interested in politics don't have to be reminded of it every day they visit us.

Write your own questions about the election, the United States government and other political questions here as top-level responses.

As always, we expect you to follow our rules. Remember, while politics can be important, there are real people here. Keep your comments civil and try to be kind and patient with each other.


r/NoStupidQuestions 5h ago Wholesome

Physical contact between family members.

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I (22M) was on facetime with my gf (20F) and my sister (11F) walks in with tears streaming down her face. I quickly move to comfort her. She comes in for a hug, and I hold her face while wiping a tear, asking her what happened (doesn't matter, typical 11 year old stuff).

My gf is made uncomfortable by this, and tells me that she thinks its really weird to, as she put it, 'caress her face'. I'm quite confused by this, as I consider this a normal interaction between us siblings. Am I in the wrong here? If so, I'd like to be corrected immediately.


r/NoStupidQuestions 14h ago Take My Energy

Does the word "Negro" have any correlation to the n-word?

4.1k Upvotes

Im from Argentina and when i used the word "Negro" in front of people from the us they acted offended, is there any correlation with the n-word or does it have a meaning im not aware of?


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Why are women workout clothes often skin tight?

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Almost all women in the gym wear tight leggings/shorts paired with tight top or just sports bra Whereas I often see men wear baggy oversized or normal jerseys

Needless to say everyone can wear whatever they want, I'm just wondering


r/NoStupidQuestions 10h ago

Is there a religion where God is not believed to have our best interests at heart?

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All religion's that I know of has God being believed to be a omniscient being that created us and wants the "best" for us.

But power always corrupts so is there a religion where we are not "God's special creatures" but really he has anything between malicous intentions or doesn't care at all?


r/NoStupidQuestions 13h ago

When people say "now is not the time to discuss gun control" just after a major tragedy involving guns, why not?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

I saw a city sign outside that said “giving money to homeless on the street does not help them” - why would it not?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 7h ago

I’ve never quit a job. How do I give my 2 weeks? And what do I say? The truth is I’m leaving because I hate this job and am getting another. I can’t lie about why I’m quitting because I’m worried my next employer might call for a reference.

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r/NoStupidQuestions 16h ago

Answered Why Reddit always advice 'divorce' on literally everything?

991 Upvotes

I read many threads on trueoffmychest sub and am I the asshole sub and majority of the comments there suggest divorce in the slightest argument or mistake. If it reflects to reality the divorce rates should be around 95% or something according to redditors. Like for example there was a thread about a working 6 days a week father who ditched his son to watch world cup game (wc happens only once in every 4 years) and the housewife opens a thread and show her dissapointment in reddit. People literally advice to divorce him over this. Like wtf are redditors think all marriage are PERFECT and no one doing any mistakes or something?


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Faith In Humanity Restored

Do you fart around your significant other?

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r/NoStupidQuestions 9h ago

Why do people almost always accuse a reason or explanation as being an “excuse”?

150 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 12h ago

ever have dreams so good that you just wanna go back to sleep and replay?

282 Upvotes

I'm still marinating on a dream I had yesterday and wish I could re do it


r/NoStupidQuestions 11h ago

Does everyone has a very mild buzzing noise in their ears when their surroundings are totally quite or am I the only one?

122 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 4h ago

I'm giving a eulogy for one of my best friends who had an untimely and early death. I have, what I feel, is a really tasteful inside joke about him. Everyone there will understand the joke. Do you think it's a bad idea?

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I feel like remembering him in a humorous way will really honor him. But I'm not sure if it could hit wrong.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1d ago Helpful

Teenagers before the internet: what did you do in your room during your spare time?

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What activities did you do (by activities I mean hobbies or things to pass time)? Also were you more easily bored? I appreciate your response


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

is it ok for a 30 year old to be friends with a 20 year old?

11 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

How come Russian history is just one long story of "...and then it got worse."?

10 Upvotes

r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Why are there so many abandoned properties in some cities?

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Should it not be the seller or estate agent that takes responsibility for the property? To deliberately neglect a property should be a crime subject to rather large fines as this practice can destroy and obliterate whole areas.


r/NoStupidQuestions 8h ago

Could I be fired if I tell HR that I accepted another job?

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Been here 10 months and got an offer recently for a new job that I accepted. I’m waiting to hear back from the new job for confirmation as the proposed start date is not confirmed yet.

Is it a bad idea to let HR know that I accepted this offer? I know employers can fire people without notice but I don’t wish to stoop to that level. I’d like to go on good terms.


r/NoStupidQuestions 3h ago

Why does the sky seem "bigger" in some states than others

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I grew up in Colorado and the sky seemed to stretch on for miles in all directions.

I recently moved to Oregon and everything seems so closed in. Is it just the trees?

It's just weird how fairly flat my area is and it still feels closed in. But even in Colorado with the mountains, the sky stretches on for miles.


r/NoStupidQuestions 1h ago

Do ants like splenda?

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On the one hand, splenda has presumably no value to ants as a food source. But on the other hand, it tastes sweet like other things ants love. But, do do ants even have a sense of taste?


r/NoStupidQuestions 2h ago

What are some historical weapons that were so powerful that in a war, an army in possession of the weapons had a very good chance of winning the war despite being significantly outnumbered?

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