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revised Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
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revised Is 529 the largest simultanious death penalty verdict ever?
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revised When were the heresy laws abolished in England?
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Mar
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revised What happened to all the french guillotines?
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revised Why did Michigan abolish capital punishment so early?
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revised What is the oldest state/nation that has abolished the death penalty?
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comment What would slaves in the Roman Empire call their masters?
@jwenting Latin is fairly well universally placed within Indo-European, whereas there's a huge debate about Etruscan, but it is pretty much agreed that it is not Indo-European. Latin certianly borrowed some words from it, but it almost certainly was never just a dialect of Etruscan.
Mar
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comment Where Can I Find Historical Candidate Photos of U.S. Elections (both winners and losers)?
Have you tried googling them?
Mar
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revised Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
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comment Is there any evidence of STD's in ancient times?
@Lohoris - Well there was Odysseus, who was so easily distracted it took him 10 years to get home from 200 miles away. ;-)
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Mar
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
@Andy - It's principle benefit IMHO is that if you sort on it, things actually end up in chronological order (assuming you use 0's when necessary). No other scheme is nearly as practical.
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Mar
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
The third to the last paragraph here IMHO is the important one. For the vast majority of folks, it would be a huge hassle (almost impossible for a lot of older folks) for no gain whatsoever.
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revised Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
@Annoyed - I'm sorry, but I really don't see it, even as an implication. I'll try to clarify the wording of that penultimate paragraph a bit. But I have to wonder if your problem isn't with other people who expressed that opinion in other venues. I'm afraid I can't do much for you there.
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
@Annoyed - You got me. I never said anything about metric being French.
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revised Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
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comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
@TeaDrinker - I'll take that out, as its clearly in dispute by someone far more of an expert on English culture than I. However, if you really believe that "no one in the UK" uses it, then I encourage you to go fix the Wikipedia entry where I got this information.