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January 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm in reply to: What Was The Greatest Geographical Size Of Ancient Israel? #18156January 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm in reply to: What Was The Greatest Geographical Size Of Ancient Israel? #18153January 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm in reply to: Obama the Musical #18063
Agreed.January 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm in reply to: Obama the Musical #18061
That, and Coakley couldn't provide any last minute earmarks to Fed legislation (read pork ala Teddy) to win the day.January 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm in reply to: French Impressionism #9244
....... if you have to make up a meaning then it is not art.
Who said it? (Or at least to whom it is attributed...)"If they (the artists) do see the fields blue they are deranged, and should go to an asylum. If they only pretend to see them blue, they are criminals and should go to prison."January 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm in reply to: Most influential Conservatives and Liberals in the US #18046
Pretty neat! 8)January 16, 2010 at 4:09 am in reply to: Quote from Lenin #11793
I couldn't find the quote much an attribution for it. It does however sound like something he would say or perhaps Geneghis Khan or Vlad the Impaler. Here are some close ones I found by Lenin. He's got some doozies for sure
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted
A lie told often enough becomes truth
"I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets."
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation
Or Obama?January 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm in reply to: The pyramids – built by slaves or free workers? #18029
Not to say all the workers weren't slaves… in fact this makes some sense. Skilled slaves with a bit of watching could have trained others (non-slaves) in the various crafts. Also must consider that old world slavery in many cases quite different than the chattel slavery of the pre-Civil War US.Your example really doesn't offer much direction but your idea about the some skilled slaves does work... in fact they might be more likely to be skilled than the conscript farmers most often given the builder role.January 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm in reply to: Is Prehistory History? #18095
By definition, pre-history isn't history.
No it's pre-history... taken to mean that which happened before historical records were kept or have been found). But we do have an idea what happened, by way of archaeology.January 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm in reply to: hi I’m a newbie #18103
Welcome!January 14, 2010 at 6:12 pm in reply to: Inscriptions #18112
Try this Wiki article….January 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm in reply to: Is Prehistory History? #18089
Nope. That's the way it should be.January 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm in reply to: Inscriptions #18108January 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm in reply to: Is Prehistory History? #18086
Going by the fact that the word history is supposed to be derived from the Greek (historia) and mean learning by inquiry… I'd say yes. When we study pre-history (that time w/o written records) we are still inquiring and we can form an historical hypothesis based on the archaeological evidence.January 14, 2010 at 1:14 am in reply to: Obama the Musical #18054
Wonder if Harry Reid will be portrayed?I'm not, at all, a fan of his but he was right... O was electable and should have run... too bad Trent Lott couldn't have been a bit more mundane in his assessment of ol' Strom and his Dixiecrat days