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  • Should 1st graders be required to know about the Code of Hammurabi? (Common Core)

    07/31/2013 9:31:04 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 125 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Me
    I'll be the first to criticize public education for not being challenging enough and simply passing kids on to the next grade without teaching them anything...but is this too much for first graders? Here's a partial list of what 6 year olds will allegedly be able to do after completing this lesson plan: 2. Explain the importance of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and the use of canals to support farming and the development of the city of Babylon 4. Identify cuneiform as the system of writing used in Mesopotamia 6. Explain the significance of the Code of Hammurabi 9....
  • eye for an eye

    05/22/2009 2:14:15 PM PDT · by franksolich · 6 replies · 378+ views
    conservativecave ^ | May 22, 2009 | franksolich
    I went over to TxRadioGuy's hometown forum, to see an argument ongoing there, about how enemy combatants should be treated. And as usual, there's a primitive mucking up a passage ostensibly from the Bible, but which actually goes back much further than that (Christ was saying it as then-ancient history). This "eye for an eye" bit. I have no idea why that's considered a bad thing. Of course, it's considered a bad thing because it's always misinterpreted.
  • Cleopatra's Cosmetics And Hammurabi's Heineken: Name Brands Far Predating Modern Capitalism

    02/23/2008 6:38:35 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 319+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-19-2008 | University of Chicago Press Journals
    Cleopatra's Cosmetics And Hammurabi's Heineken: Name Brands Far Predating Modern CapitalismEgyptian perfume bottle. Could product branding have begun in ancient Egypt? (Credit: iStockphoto) ScienceDaily (Feb. 19, 2008) — From at least Bass Ale's red triangle--advertised as "the first registered trademark"--commodity brands have exerted a powerful hold over modern Western society. Marketers and critics alike have assumed that branding began in the West with the Industrial Revolution. But a pioneering new study in the February 2008 issue of Current Anthropology finds that attachment to brands far predates modern capitalism, and indeed modern Western society. In "Prehistories of Commodity Branding," author David...
  • Videotape Leads to Pentagon Probe of Iraqi Deaths

    03/21/2006 3:01:12 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    ABC News via AOL News ^ | March 20, 2006 | JONATHAN KARL
    WASHINGTON (March 20) -- A bloody videotape shot by a local Iraqi journalism student has prompted the Pentagon to launch a criminal investigation into an incident that left at least 15 Iraqi civilians dead in the city of Haditha. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The details of what happened four months ago in Haditha are just now coming to light with the release of the videotape by an Iraqi organization called Hammurabi Human Rights. The tape shows the bloodied and bullet-marked homes that had been allegedly stormed by the Marines, and includes comments by local residents. "This is my father," a boy says on...
  • U.S. Sets Stage for March to Baghdad [Updated]

    03/31/2003 7:34:21 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 227+ views
    AP | Monday, March 31, 2003 | By PAULINE JELINEK
    U.S. Sets Stage for March to Baghdad By PAULINE JELINEK .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - American units began probing attacks in a rim around the southern outskirts of Baghdad in another effort to pave the way for the battle for the capital, defense officials said Monday. A week of heavy bombing has left some of Iraq's Republican Guard units surrounding Baghdad at less than half strength, Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday. And U.S. Army troops spearheading the drive to Baghdad on Monday fought their way into Hindiya, about 50 miles from...
  • The Law Code of Hammurabi. (Complete Translation)

    08/27/2002 7:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies · 754+ views
    The Yale School of Law. ^ | ~3000BC translated 1996. FR Post 8-26-02 | Translated by L. W. King
    The Avalon Project at Yale Law School The Code of Hammurabi Translated by L. W. King When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land, assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi, they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth; then Anu and Bel called by name me,...