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comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
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Jul
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comment What regions worldwide have not been conquered or colonized by nations recursively located in land once ruled by someone born in Belgium?
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Jul
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comment Why did John Ganson vote contradictorily on the 13th Amendment?
@ohspite - Interesting. That would explain it. I know that's roughly how things work in the Senate, except that the official head of the Senate in the US is the Vice President, not a Senator. The VP almost never votes, unless there is a tie.
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comment Why did John Ganson vote contradictorily on the 13th Amendment?
@twosheds - That's a very good point.
Jul
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comment Why did John Ganson vote contradictorily on the 13th Amendment?
@ohspite He was present for the second vote, but possibly not for the first according to your roll call. There could be lots of reasons for that. Perhaps he just had to go to the bathroom, perhaps he overslept, perhaps they convened early to get a quorum without some of the no votes present, etc.
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comment Why was the spread of Christianity scattered compared to other major religions?
Its tough for me to vote or comment on this answer, as the second sentence may have grammatical issues of a nature that leaves me uncertain what its intended meaning was. Could you reread that and make sure its saying what you intended it to say?
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Jul
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comment Why didn't America finish Saddam Hussein after the first Gulf War?
@PieterGeerkens - That's my memory of it. I heard one story of an Iraqi-American who had the bad luck of being there to visit his cousins when the war started. He got thrown on the front against his will, and happily "surrendered" with his whole unit to the first Americans they came across (explaining the situation to them in perfect American English). I have a vague memory of another unit surrendering to a couple of cooks.
Jul
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comment Were any Egyptian pyramids designed to be half an octahedron?
Even the Bent Pyramid was built half a millennium before the first Egyptian writings on Geometry. Considering that fact that the first two writings happened to be on calculating the area of pyramids, I think the evidence is as conclusive as a person could reasonably hope for that that is the shape they had in mind while building the pyramids.
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