Monthly Archives: July 2007

On Kurds and Kurdistan

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Who is Kurdish ? why they do not have country? An introduction into Kurdish history and culture can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurds As to why Kurds do not have a country, the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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Stock market vs. gambling

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Difference btw stock market and gambling?? well, first of all, I dont know wat a stockmarket is(dont call me dumb) i tried to search in dictionary .com but don’t understand it. and please, tell me … Continue reading

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Was it good for Britain to have colonies?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Was it good for Britain to have colonies? No. Colonies were expensive to obtain and even more expensive to maintain. As long as the British crown could afford getting enough soldiers killed in colonies, it … Continue reading

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The causes of World War I (again)

A question from Yahoo! Answers: 1st World War question:? For people who know about the 1st world war well: when franz-ferdinand was assassinated, i had thought, well, why would germany want to help Austria hungary to declare war on serbia? … Continue reading

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Inflation and money supply

A question from Yahoo! Answers: How can inflation be 3 % but the growth in the money supply have increased by 13.8% ? First of all, where are you getting your data? Between end of May 2006 and end of … Continue reading

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Outsourcing and manufacturing

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Are Outsourcings benefits worth the damage to the US economy? We’ve lost our manufacturing base. We’re losing middle America’s jobs. The quality of what we get is questionable. Some of the products we get are … Continue reading

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Why is the U.S. the economic superpower?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What was it that caused/allowed the United States to become the economic superpower of the world? The U.S. GDP per capita is not exceptionally high by the standards of developed world; it is, therefore, the … Continue reading

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Forming a hedge fund

A question from Yahoo! Answers: How do you make a hedge fund or create one? It depends on who your investors are. There are two types of hedge funds, onshore and offshore. Onshore funds are for taxable U.S. investors and … Continue reading

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What is a privateer?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What was privateer? Basically, a pirate turned mercenary. The word was used to designate both the vessel and its captain. Between 1500 and 1800, all significant naval powers employed privateers. Privateers attacked military and civilian … Continue reading

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Acquiring Sybase DBA skills

A question from Yahoo! Answers: I want to become sybase sql DBA. i have 15 years prog exp in cobol.Can i learn through e-learning.? There are really two questions here… Can you learn the DBA skills if you are an … Continue reading

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