Is Bill Gates richer than Donald Trump?

Yes Bill Gates is way richer than Donald. Donald has money, not always his, he is a show off and by repeating he is billionaire, and made it all by himself people believed the story. Including Forbes magazine. He has received a billion from his father, paid

Were the U.S election hacks sponsored by the Russian state government?

There seems to be agreement among our top security a law enforcement agencies, that the hacks came from entities within the Russian government, and not from private hackers. I would assume they have the expertise and equipment to know that, or they wouldn't say it. Others, with lesser or no expertise,

Why doesn't anyone do anything about the obvious social media bias?

Well, you also have to evaluate the trends in society as well to reflect why there is a certain bias in social media.Misogyny was popular until people realised it was wrong and began pushing to reduce misogynistic publications. Anti-Semitism was on the rise again in the

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

Can anyone hack the U.S government?

Sure. After all, the Russians did it and when there are some clever Russians out there that can do it, there surely will be some clever Chinese or other individuals that can do it as well. In fact, I hope they will hack the current administration or at least those

Where are Trump's policies going to take America in the next 5 years?

Hey there Sibteali,In the next five years the US will be:Economically stronger and more stable.A place that finally has begun uplifting the poor and disadvantaged to new prosperity byEducationTrainingMeaningful jobsFair taxationStrengthening familiesRevitalization of their culturesSupporting and growing the middle classGovernment will

What's wrong with the US healthcare system?

Your insurance company has an army of lawyers and accountants trying to maximize their profits while minimizing payouts, which means getting as much as they can from you, and paying out as little as possible when you use services.The hospital you go to (likely) has a department of specialists and

Will America survive Trump?

America will survive, but she had already been weakened. Hundreds of experience years have alteady been purged from the State Department for example. It will take a generation to replace that intellectual capital.Were these career foreign service officers purged out of ignorance or does the Trump administration have a good reason? These are no politicians, they

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

Realistically, if Trump loses in 2020 (and AGI becomes reality), is it more than 50% likely that the Republican party will cease to exist by 2022 and be replaced by another party?

Even if you are a card-carrying Democrat (or Republican), why would you want that? The Democratic and Republican Parties have consistently been the most adaptive political parties in our country's history. That's why they've been able to survive since 1828

Where are Trump's policies going to take America in the next 5 years?

Hey there Sibteali,In the next five years the US will be:Economically stronger and more stable.A place that finally has begun uplifting the poor and disadvantaged to new prosperity byEducationTrainingMeaningful jobsFair taxationStrengthening familiesRevitalization of their culturesSupporting and growing the middle classGovernment will

How should public schools in the United States handle political views between teachers and students?

Carefully.That's sort of the best summary I can give.Generally speaking, we should try to keep politics out of the classroom.But we also don't need to go so far as to pretend politics don't exist either.Part of education, arguably, is training students to be good future citizens; not just

If a former president goes to prison, does he still receive Secret Service protection from within the prison?

It's much more likely that Congress would pass a law that stripped the incarcerated former president of their protection.There's some good information here: Would a Former President Get Secret Service Protection in Prison?

Can the U.S. Government destroy a city in the U.S?

The exact details are probably classified.From a capability standpoint, definitely. A nuclear gravity bomb would kill a city.Whether ballistic missiles are locked to prevent them from engaging US cities, that's harder to say. I'm not intimately familiar with the US nuclear triad.SSBN's would have the technical capabilities, but there could be lockouts to prevent

What type of government does the U.S. have?

The us has a constitutional democratic federal republic. It has a constitution which separates and limits the government. Authority is given to the federal government which is composed of representatives that make public decisions. Those head officials are appointed via the democratic process.

Will America survive Trump?

America will survive, but she had already been weakened. Hundreds of experience years have alteady been purged from the State Department for example. It will take a generation to replace that intellectual capital.Were these career foreign service officers purged out of ignorance or does the Trump administration have a good reason? These are no politicians, they

Why is Trump allowed to use cell phone and Obama was not?

They were both allowed to do whatever they want. Obama chose to put the nation's security ahead of his personal convenience and use a restricted, secure phone.Trump puts himself ahead of the nation's security and uses an unsecured Android phone.President Trump's Insecure AndroidUpdate for 2018: Trump keeps making

What's wrong with the US healthcare system?

Your insurance company has an army of lawyers and accountants trying to maximize their profits while minimizing payouts, which means getting as much as they can from you, and paying out as little as possible when you use services.The hospital you go to (likely) has a department of specialists and

What do US Tesla S and Tesla X owners think of Bernie Sanders?

The funny thing I've seen here in Orange County California where you typically see 30-40 Tesla model S' per day, a lot are owned by staunch Republicans.  I think it's not smart to stereotype Tesla owners as Tesla has captured the WHOLE market from Environmentalists to Mitt Romney

Where are Trump's policies going to take America in the next 5 years?

Hey there Sibteali,In the next five years the US will be:Economically stronger and more stable.A place that finally has begun uplifting the poor and disadvantaged to new prosperity byEducationTrainingMeaningful jobsFair taxationStrengthening familiesRevitalization of their culturesSupporting and growing the middle classGovernment will

Will America survive Trump?

America will survive, but she had already been weakened. Hundreds of experience years have alteady been purged from the State Department for example. It will take a generation to replace that intellectual capital.Were these career foreign service officers purged out of ignorance or does the Trump administration have a good reason? These are no politicians, they

Realistically, if Trump loses in 2020 (and AGI becomes reality), is it more than 50% likely that the Republican party will cease to exist by 2022 and be replaced by another party?

Even if you are a card-carrying Democrat (or Republican), why would you want that? The Democratic and Republican Parties have consistently been the most adaptive political parties in our country's history. That's why they've been able to survive since 1828

Has any U.S. President stolen from the U.S. government?

This certainly qualifies, I think: Warren Harding and the Teapot DomeTeapot Dome scandal - Wikipedia

What reason did the U.S. government give interning U.S. citizens?

Do you mean in the 1940s, or since 2001?In either case, though, the answer is the same - it is for the safety of the country. Whether this answer is actually true, well, I don't think there was a single act of sabotage committed

If the Democrats fail to take the house or the senate next week do you believe their "resistance" movement will die?

Oh, good heavens, no. If they don't take at least the House, the resistance will get even more rabid than they now are. There'll be a positive epidemic of screaming at the sky, profuse accusations of electoral cheating, racism, Islamophobia, sexism, voter suppression

Who has done more for the Jews, Democrats or Republicans?

Easily Republicans and evangelical Christians.. The DNC as recently as last election had an anti Israel platform calling them out as having apartheid. The Democrats were the first to criticize the Jerusalem embassy even though every president and congresss since Bush 1 had okayed it , but never pulled the

When and why did the first states secede from the U.S.?

Gold and states' rights.By that, I mean California and John C. Calhoun.In 1850, shortly after finding gold in California, California petitioned Congress for entrance to the Union.  This would upset the balance of the Union (15 free states and 15 slave states). 

Why do wealthy Americans tend to vote Democratic?

Because the Democratic Party provides them two important benefits.In many cases, the policies of the Democratic Party rather transparently support the interests of certain major contributors or groups of contributors. Why, for example, is it OK to ship oil by rail car, but not by pipeline? The environmental impact pretext just doesn't wash. The major

Can anyone hack the U.S government?

Sure. After all, the Russians did it and when there are some clever Russians out there that can do it, there surely will be some clever Chinese or other individuals that can do it as well. In fact, I hope they will hack the current administration or at least those systems that hold Trump's tax returns and then leak

Do I have to run for President of the United States and win before I will really learn the truth before I die about whether or not aliens exist?

Possibly .. though I doubt the ones in charge of the presummed cover-up would even tell you then . Presidents are basicly popularity contest winners .. many of whom likely would have never been security clearances except for having won the election ( or electorial college vote

Would you vote for Donald Trump as President of the USA? Why?

Ralph Nader wrote a piece on how only billionaires can save America and gave a list of ideal Presidential candidates, including Steve Case.Does anyone doubt that Trump would make a better President than Steve Case?Here are the people who would make a better President that Trump: Bloomberg, Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Trump is more likely to

Why do most business owners vote Republican?

Actually it is very simple, What stifles small business. Regulations and Taxes. The Left promote both. The regulations strangle business and higher taxes take the life blood out of the business. California is deemed the worst state for businesses. because it is run

How can we objectively measure the performance of U.S. senators, U.S. congress, and the U.S. President?

This is a pretty hard problem. I think we can measure things likea) impact of their voting record(in the case of members of congress member or Executive orders, appointments, vetos in the case of POTUS.b) see just how their predictions of the future play out.There are for example metrics used to test

Why do Republicans gerrymander?

They do it because it's good for them, because it helps them win elections. By drawing congressional district lines  so as to concentrate as many Democrats as possible in as few districts as possible, they limit the number of congressional

Are Republican candidates racist against President Obama?

Not at all! I'm a registered Republican, yet I voted Obama in 2008, because I couldn't stand slimy McCain, and ditsy should-have-been-a-blonde Palin! I worry about having another Republican elected into office, as it seems "fiscally conservative" isn't a term that any of them

Why should I join the Republican Party?

I welcome you to join the Republican Party. I myself am an atheist, pro gay rights Republican who sees plenty of room for improvement in this party. I've flirted with leaving, but I equate that with people who want to leave their country because they don't like who won the elections. That kind of defeatist thinking doesn't

How did the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion change United States policies?

JFK's head decayed and American embarked to a significant degree in misadventures in  Southeast Asia into a quicksand that was compounded by LBJ's additional mistakes. We got out when the republicans were in office and America, for a while, stayed

Is Trump a good reason to leave the Republican Party?

Any reason is a good reason to leave the GOP. Or no reason at all. The GOP supports employment at will so you don't need a reason to fire the party.Why do you need a reason? I can offer any

How are Japan's provinces governed compared to the governing method of U.S. states?

Japan's provincial system is much weaker, that is more centralized, than US states. While the provinces are in charge of administering police, fire and health care, things like transportation networks and such are all run out of the central government. I recall one governor who complained vociferously of not being able to move a bus stop 10 meters. Japanese

What are the best arguments to vote for the 'Republicans'?

Many reasons: Jobs. Economy. Security. Crippled ISIS. Military rebuilding.Good Supreme Court picks. Tax cuts. Regulations pruned. Withdrawal from Paris accords.Redo of trade pacts with Mexico and Canada. Immigration changes. Supporting religious freedom.Support for Israel and not mincing words with NATO freeloaders. Taking on swamp, biased media. Etc.

Why should I have voted for the Republicans?

Well, that depends. 'republicans' (small 'r', here) place an emphasis on the primacy of the individual. 'democrats' have a more collectivist mindset. Select the approach you're more attuned to but always be open to the other side of the discussion. We can learn from each other, but only if we're willing

Which group more often switches parties, Democrats or Republicans?

A Republican is a Democrat who has been mugged.A Democrat is a Republican who has been put in jail.It's all a matter of perspective.

Why does the US support Israel? What benefit does the US get out of this alliance?

While there's wide spread conception that US always supported Israel even against their own interests (because of sympathy to Holocaust victims or because of mighty Jewish lobby influence or anything else...) it has no resemblance to historical facts whatsoever.Actually in 1947

Can the U.S. government track you and kill you if they want to?

The FBI has been linked to domestic assassinations. They have been caught doing this using local police as part of COINTELPRO and later after COINTELPRO supposedly ended. The last assassination attempt that I know of was the bomb they placed in Judy Bari's car. During the COINTELPRO days the FBI would partner

Is the U.S. immune to invasion?

Ever see the movie, Red Dawn? While the premise looks good on the screen: a twin pincer attack, one a parachute invasion of the Great Plains followed by an overland invasion up from Mexico by Hispanic troops led by Cubans and followed up by Russians; the

How many Republicans are supporters of the Tea Party?

There are several reasons this can't be directly answered.  There were a few polls done on the question, and the answers were all over the map for some combination of all the reasons listed below.  I'm saying, in other words, that if you find some