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Jun
13
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@T.E.D. - I just noticed there's a philosophy.stackexchange.com. Might be a good place to ask about universal vs absolute vs relative morals and ethics.
Jun
13
answered Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
Jun
13
comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@Russell - They still have the Shellback initiation on US Navy ships when equator is crossed. See youtube.com/watch?v=p3gjoi15n2Y
Jun
11
comment How Many Members of US Congress Have Died While In Office?
@Luke - Thanks. I corrected it.
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Jun
10
comment Evolution of United States' world role?
I think this is too broad of a question. Perhaps you can narrow it down a bit so that it's not so much of a discussion question.
Jun
10
asked How Many Members of US Congress Have Died While In Office?
Jun
8
comment How could Plato know 9,000 year old stories about Atlantis?
It's a writing technique where you create a plausible world to build your story around. Today we have Hogwarts and Forks, Washington, Plato had Atlantis.
Jun
8
answered Maintaining the status quo throughout the British Colonies of North America
Jun
6
comment What is the origination of the Forlorn Hope?
I didn't want to leave too simple an answer so I put it as a comment in case you hadn't seen it. BTW, the Marines actually evaluate an officer candidate's ability to handle a forlorn hope, they call in SULE: marinecorpstimes.com/class186/part2-sule.php
Jun
6
comment What is the origination of the Forlorn Hope?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forlorn_hope
Jun
6
comment Animal “blood lust”
@T.E.D. - In researching it, I mainly looked around for stuff related to Bucephalus, since that was the war animal that first came to mind. If they weren't associated with a famous military leader, animals didn't get much mention in ancient accounts. More recently, given our changes in society, they get mentioned by name. Check out this account of 'war cats' I ran across: care2.com/greenliving/5-famous-cats-of-war.html
Jun
6
comment How Did The US Justice System Lose Sight of Intent?
@KeithThompson - You're correct in that the intent of lawmakers was to eliminate judicial discretion for certain criminal laws. However, I interpreted the question to fall into the area criminal intent and the lack of judicial discretion in the US legal system when it came to judging the level and circumstances of that intent, not the intent of lawmakers in writing the bill.
Jun
6
answered What was the estimated population living in Egypt around 1446 BC?
Jun
6
answered Animal “blood lust”
Jun
6
comment How Did The US Justice System Lose Sight of Intent?
@KeithThompson - See cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/… - "Mandatory minimums eliminate judicial discretion to impose a prison term lower than the statutory floor, making case-specific information about the offense and offender irrelevant, at least to the extent that these facts might call for a below-minimum sentence."
Jun
4
comment How Did The US Justice System Lose Sight of Intent?
@T.E.D. - Mandatory sentencing for drug offenses was the start of the big climb in rates. Lack of judicial discretion in sentencing has been expanded to many other crimes as well due to various political pressures from both right and left groups.