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Oct
4
comment What was the average US unemployment rate for Democrat and Republican presidents?
@MichaelF I disagreed with your initial issue about the claims of each party. This question is completely related to the parties, but I was uninterested in their responses to these numbers.
Sep
15
comment What was the average US unemployment rate for Democrat and Republican presidents?
The question was related to the numbers, not the responses of each party. The claims of either party don't really have any bearing on reported numbers, so I fail to see how that is a concern with this question. T.E.D. made some very viable points as to the concerns of this question, which I agree with.
Sep
14
comment What was the average US unemployment rate for Democrat and Republican presidents?
There were only 16 presidents between 1917 and and 2012. Looking at the unemployment rate of only one president also doesn't really help answer the question of average unemployment rates for each party.
Sep
10
comment When did the first riots between Hindus and Muslims happen in India?
@anks71990 It looks like that was the first time there were well kept records of common people acting violent towards the governance of Muslim rulers, but it probably started before that.
Sep
5
comment Did Ted Kennedy turn to the Soviet Union for help winning an election?
No sweat. Since there is no first hand account of this, the pieces don't fit together very nicely.
Sep
5
comment Did Ted Kennedy turn to the Soviet Union for help winning an election?
In the letter by the KGB officer, he states that Tunney mentioned Kennedy wasn't planning on running in 1984 and was going to wait until 1988. At least that's how I read the paragraph dealing with Kennedy's desire to run for POTUS.
Sep
5
comment Did Ted Kennedy turn to the Soviet Union for help winning an election?
I can't even find anywhere that said Kennedy ran for president in 1984. It looks like he decided not to run in 1982. Wikipedia has some obscure reference to the desire for Kennedy to meet with Andropov in 1983 to help with US-Soviet relations, but this would have been after Kennedy made the decision not to pursue the presidency. The other meaning I can see in this is that Kennedy may have been looking for Andropov to help Democratic Candidate Walter Mondale beat Reagan.
Sep
4
comment When did the first riots between Hindus and Muslims happen in India?
This gets into an interesting discussion of common people. If the invading army slaughtered entire villages and enslaved women and children, doesn't that constitute involvement of common people? In 1323, Ulugh Khan killed 12,000 ascetics in southern India. These were not troops.
Sep
4
comment When exactly did nudity become uncomfortable?
The answer to this probably lies in the development of "morality." Also, to imply that this is a universal cultural norm seems narrow. There are groups of people who don't find nudity uncomfortable (e.g.: African tribes with women that don't cover their breasts). Since mores differ between cultures, the level of acceptance of nudity also varies.