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Question #91481 posted on 07/08/2018 10:06 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am a college student and I am new to here. So, let's start my first questions about coupons&deals websites.

It's about how those sites to earn money.

As we all usually doing, we like shopping online, and yes, perhaps some of you may search related coupons or deals information by google, just like me! I have been used to find these cute numbers since i known what a coupon meant and i am familiar with many famous and reliable coupons websites,such as SlickDeals, Groupon, HotDeals and etc.

However, though those sites are reliable, I still can't take them as safety. There are usually no ads, no other requirements, even no fees are needed. I don't believe they are completely nonprofit and I have to figure out how they usually earn money from us? Would they copy and make use of my personal information when i use coupons from those sites? And most important, is it really reliable or legally? Hope you can tell me the answers. Thanks a lot and may you have a nice day!

-Jeson

A:

Dear Jeson,

The way that these websites make money is that the companies pay coupon websites for advertising. Because so many people use coupon websites businesses can get a lot more customers if they pay Groupon, HotDeals, or SlickDeals to advertise them. So the coupon websites don't make money off of you, they make it from the businesses.

These websites are safe and reliable. The only info that you need to sign up is your name and email address. That's not enough information for them to steal your identity. If a website asks for more information than that, it's probably to show you ads more relevant to you. You can typically opt out of that information if you feel uncomfortable with it. If you're worried about your personal information just read the privacy policy for the website. If you're worried about your password being secure, make sure the password for the coupon site account is different than your email password. Hope this helps!

Peace,

Tipperary

Question #91477 posted on 07/08/2018 10:06 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

With Kennedy retiring and the way the republicans cave to Trump, what would happen if he nominated Roy Moore?

-wonderer

A:

Dear you,

If President Trump nominated Roy Moore there would obviously be a media outrage, but would Moore's nomination be accepted? For Supreme Court Nominees to be approved, they need a simple majority vote in the Senate. The current make up of the Senate is 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 Independents (both of whom are left leaning). If all the Republicans were to vote for the nominee it would be able to pass.

However, if even one Republican were to vote no the nomination wouldn't pass. I think the odds of all 51 Republican senators voting yes on Roy Moore, who is politically controversial and has been accused by many women of sexual harassment, is highly unlikely. Not only would at least 1 Republican Senator object on moral grounds, but backing Moore would be an unwise move politically. Midterm elections are coming up, and with stiff competition from Democrats in many traditionally Republic states, I doubt any senators running this term would support a Roy Moore nomination. So basically even if he were to be nominated, Roy Moore almost certainly wouldn't be accepted as a Supreme Court Justice. 

Peace,

Tipperary

posted on 07/09/2018 10:12 a.m.
Hi Tipperary and Wonderer,

Just a quick note: The Vice President is able to break a tie, so really two Republicans would have to vote against (or not vote at all - it's being speculated that John McCain may not be able to make it to Washington for the vote while he's battling cancer) for the nominee to not be approved.

- Lady Doomfiyah