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Oct
9
revised Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
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Oct
9
comment Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
Since the last try didn't take, I've taken a simpler crack at improving the question.
Oct
9
revised Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
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Oct
8
answered Most significant Congressional Leaders in US History?
Oct
8
comment How did sugar go from a luxury to a necessity in 18th century?
About that quote: in the USA today it is actually rather difficult to get yourself food that doesn't contain corn syrup. I got a bag of salted peanuts from a vending machine, and it had HFCS on the ingredients list.
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
comment Is there any evidence that the book of Isaiah was written before Cyrus?
Good answer as it goes. I'd upvote it if you presented the evidence scholars use to support this belief, as that was what the question asked for. As it stands, you might as well have just answered "Yes". :-)
Oct
7
comment How rich were carpenters in the Roman province of Iudaea in the 1st century AD?
This is a great answer to a different question. I see nothing in here about the economic status of carpenters in general, so I really can't upvote it (tempted though I am).
Oct
7
comment How rich were carpenters in the Roman province of Iudaea in the 1st century AD?
We've discussed this rather a lot in Meta as well. There's no reason whatsoever to believe that the biblical passage listed has anything to do with Carpenters in general. One can come up with all sorts of explanations (perhaps business was slow that year? Perhaps Joseph was still a poor apprentice when Jesus was born? Perhaps there was little left for buying sacrifices after paying Mary's dowry?) So it really tells us nothing at all. If you guys really want it in the question, I won't be the one to remove it again, but it truly is irrelevant for a general question.
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
revised What strategic value did Christianity hold for Constantine that made him convert to Christianity?
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Oct
6
comment Why did Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great of Russia have such different policies toward Frederick the Great?
@YannisRizos - Yes, Peter III was a huge admirer of Fredrick the Great. It could be that he instilled that same attitude in his wife, or it could just be that she kept in place a useful alliance.
Oct
6
answered Why did World War I victors let Germany pay reparations in German Marks and gave it the option to default via inflation?
Oct
5
comment What strategic value did Christianity hold for Constantine that made him convert to Christianity?
@LennartRegebro IMHO, if you believe, as he does, that the entire underlying assumptions of the question are wrong, it is perfectly reasonable to compose an answer explaining why. It is, of course, also perfectly reasonable for others to downvote if they don't agree though. :-)
Oct
5
comment What strategic value did Christianity hold for Constantine that made him convert to Christianity?
Very astute question.
Oct
4
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
OK. I'm throwing up my hands in defeat on this one. All comments have been purged, and the answer has been locked to prevent more for a while. In the meantime, lets all just let our stack's voting system separate the wheat from the chaff, shall we?
Oct
4
comment Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?
Hmm. Somehow I missed this answer before adding mine. Oh well, upvote.
Oct
3
comment How did the Emperor Titus die?
For myself as a user, I'd prefer to see this as an open question, ideally with the @LennartRegebro comments made into an answer.
Oct
2
revised Is it true that slavery was banned from discussion on the Senate and/or House floor before the American Civil War?
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Oct
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answered Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?