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March 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 1

  1. Starvation in US during Great Depression?
  2. partnership or no partnership?
  3. Fighting back against hip-hop
  4. ART
  5. Poldark
  6. is warren buffet jewish
  7. is it possible to do great evil just by writing checks, while remaining 100% legal?

March 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 2

  1. Japanese atrocities in the People's Republic of China
  2. TVO documnetary Saddam Hussein
  3. The Five Chinese Funeral/Mourning Rites
  4. Finding map coordinates for international borders, past and present
  5. UK Postal Service
  6. Assassinations
  7. are there any publically evil ("flamboyantly evil") people out there?
  8. Picture of a Nazi person
  9. Structuralist/intentionalist Holocaust sources
  10. Bookcases in Jewish cemetery
  11. Dacians, Getae, Venadae, Galatians

March 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 3

  1. Does anybody know where is Pervez Musharraf?
  2. Did Sub-saharan Africa had a Civilization?
  3. Propensity to consume: Economic standpoint of saving and consumption?
  4. Bear market and Bull market
  5. Electoral tie provisions?
  6. USSR invades USA, occupies east coast
  7. Unusual library
  8. Russian novels
  9. stanford or havard??
  10. Group Decision Making Method
  11. Source of quote?
  12. Strategy game
  13. Valentine's Day as a rest-day
  14. Paleolithic
  15. Athens
  16. why financial charts plotted on logarithmic scale
  17. Notable people with illiterate parents
  18. Using a PhD abroad
  19. Buy stocks in a person, or a person's output
  20. Montana House of Representatives
  21. Pre-Socratic Philosophers

March 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 4

  1. Imprisonment of people judged in The Hague, Netherlands
  2. Metafiction - Paul de Man
  3. Kennedy Quote
  4. Kishoreganj District
  5. New Jewish Publication Society of America Version
  6. What percentage of porn stars are on drugs?
  7. White Male Masculinity
  8. What is the difference between the United States and Canada?
  9. First woman in the Swedish academy
  10. Bannister Fletcher's History of Architecture
  11. St. Patricks Day trivia
  12. Irish Flag/ New York City
  13. Oh Hell

March 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 5

  1. Lookin for American Merchants Syndicate of Chicago around the time of 1917 AD
  2. Akrasia in ethics
  3. Quotation from Plato?
  4. Quantitative easing
  5. did the jews think their God directed them to commit genocide, and then proceed to do so?
  6. karl marx's influences on america
  7. [[Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 5#|]]
  8. Ershad's reaction to Benazir's death
  9. Economics: Self-Fulfilling crisis (e.g. Global recession, Food shortages, etc)
  10. LDS temples
  11. meaning of passage
  12. US colonies during the interregnum

March 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 6

  1. Plato
  2. Attack against Sri Lankan cricket team
  3. Meaning of John Donne's Holy Sonnet #8
  4. Private music lessons vs. university course
  5. trying to find this book.
  6. Top Ten Classical Music pieces
  7. Can you sign a "gag order" promising not to write bad reviews?
  8. Where did all the Open University programming go?
  9. Any particular reason why Flag of Tenerife was modelled on the Flag of Scotland?
  10. Why does Robert Mugabe appear to have blue eyes?

March 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 7

  1. Shouldnt UK government order credit card companies to lower their interest rates?
  2. What other countries have networks of public footpaths and bridleways apart from the UK?
  3. Globalisation
  4. history of brasil 1955 to 2008
  5. A person on my rented property
  6. Questions about photo at
  7. Seal of American Samoa
  8. Sign-language paredolia and mondegreens
  9. Federal spending

March 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 8

  1. Info on Hal Bevan Petman, artist
  2. Kassan, Uzbekistan (ca. 1942)
  3. Religious fanatics

March 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 9

  1. Why Is Only Saturday Named After a Roman God?
  2. Why aren't people buying stocks in mass?
  3. accented poetry
  4. What is the female form of the Kayser-i-Rûm?
  5. Participants in a survey more/less likely to trust it?
  6. Christians of Bangladesh by division or district
  7. food rationing in the US?
  8. Sending flowers to a new baby
  9. Subcamp of Dachau at Königssee vs. Königsee
  10. Another World War II Topic
  11. Microsoft Word - Free version of some kind?
  12. Please help with Columbine High School Massacre
  13. Desirable self-fulfilling prophecies
  14. really 12-year low?

March 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 10

  1. Louis H. Sullivan's Charnley House Architecture Influence from Germany
  2. Arabs in Bangladesh
  3. What nationality?
  4. was america the first modern democracy?
  5. First female dentist
  6. why would blondes be "dumb"?
  7. Dow Jones
  9. Monroe Doctrine entry
  10. Personality development
  11. paying off my credit card (or not..)
  12. Why is it legal to join the Ku Klux Klan but not Al Queda?
  13. The Lords Fairfax of Cameron
  14. The Panizza musical dynasty

March 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 11

  1. Please, make me stop believing in the things white supremacists say
  2. Blood donation in the third world
  3. Refugees into Canada
  4. Possible scenarios of consequences for an immediate withdrawal of ISAF from Afghanistan
  5. Arguments for blind faith
  6. A non-narrative novel that wasn't mean to be read from start to finish?
  7. Erotic fiction gamebook
  8. sex offender crastration
  9. Have any two warring nations ever managed to simultaneously capture each other's capital?
  10. What's the term for this feeling?
  11. Polands last queen?
  12. Toronto demographics
  13. Which other nationals are Americans most similar to in character?

March 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 12

  1. Born into the Purple
  2. Last person burned at the stake
  3. US president with a criminal record
  4. science is falsifiable, and religion is not
  5. St John the baptist
  6. Where the Great Pyramids built on grassy fields?
  7. Why China, Russia, India and Brazil Don't Admit Refugees?
  8. Copla!
  9. Bernard Madoff

March 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 13

  1. Love of the flag
  2. "My vote won't make a difference" mentality
  3. Court Paintings
  4. Anti-discrimination laws in the US
  5. Making an area attractive to graduates/professionals increases its job creation - looking for research/articles
  6. Polish reporter case
  7. Why is Descartes' daemon evil?
  8. Ass's paradox

March 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 14

  1. G20 members
  2. steve jobs' Apple salary
  3. St Zossima/ Sossimo?
  4. German/Jew
  5. is international law about "morality"?
  6. What happened to insurance for falls in real-estate prices?
  7. Holocaust implementation

March 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 15

  1. Siberia Independence
  2. Empire of Greece
  3. Ontario health insurance and mental health coverage
  4. Canadian equivalent of "Datuk"
  5. ASEAN Member's Muslim community
  6. Cornelia Africana Major, first daughter of Scipio
  7. where's our portugal drug-decriminalization article??
  8. US Currency Denominations
  9. Sylhetis' contribution to Bangladesh's History during British rule of India

March 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 16

  1. Products listing ingredients
  2. Recreation during Shabbat
  4. UK unwanted faxes
  5. Why is the 'Society of St. Pius X' named after Pope Pius X?
  6. How many people use faith healing?
  7. Analytic/Logical Empiricist Philosophy in the Soviet Union
  8. How many people actually follow these rules?
  9. essays

March 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 17

  1. Falklands War aircraft
  2. black dude on russian money
  3. What are the main philosophical schools of thought in contemporary China?
  4. Religion of Susquehanna
  5. Psychology of revenge
  6. $1 salary
  7. Great Depression in USA
  8. Capitilisation of race/species/breed
  9. Lions Club International
  10. The UK - the new Japan?
  11. In honor of St Pats day
  12. Ephebiphobia
  13. UN Sec.-Gen.: oath of office?
  14. Attack on Pieter Menten's house in Blaricum
  15. Putting issues forward for debate

March 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 18

  1. Employment Agency that employs Historian
  2. Illegal to exist in some US states?
  3. Data Protection Act
  4. aspie community and lgbt community
  5. Terms of agreement
  6. Phil/theo equivalent of chemical resonance
  7. Lindenfeld, in or near Brandenburg
  8. House of Commons: circumvention of unnecessary rules
  9. Advertising regulations
  10. Popes who abdicated
  11. What percentage/population of the USA would be Asian-American, if Asians had been given the same immigration rights as Europeans?
  12. Future history question
  13. The Secretary-General's nationality
  14. Arabic hospital icons & imagery
  15. Charles de Gaulle

March 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 19

  1. What is the average number of romantic interests a person has in their lifetime?
  2. East Prussia
  3. Ubi sunt
  4. Why wasnt the Commonwealth better than joining the European Union?
  5. Refugee status
  6. Großdeutschland
  7. A question on relgion
  8. General strikes
  9. why not use 600 pound fatsos for the goalie in hockey?
  10. Did Soviet Union honor Russian debt?
  11. The Microsoft business model
  12. Bill of Rights and Minors

March 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 20

  1. The reference desk takes Manhattan
  2. community development
  3. Small claims need for summons
  4. Ship question
  5. what parts of American life do antisemites claim Jews control?
  6. Typical infantryman's ammunition load in WWII
  7. Los Compañeros de Zapata

March 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 21

  1. Apartment houses
  2. aspie chess grandmasters
  3. Henry VI of England
  4. Assur the first dentist?
  5. Lebanese Election 2005 candidates
  6. Micro- and macro policies
  7. Freud
  8. [[Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 21#|]]
  9. Indian mythology/legend question
  10. exact location of Kennedy speech in Berlin
  11. Coronations of Queen consorts of Jerusalem

March 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 22

  1. Arab nation number of seats
  2. Majority Arab Shi'a
  3. "English is the hardest language to learn"
  4. Swedish Communities
  5. is it true that woodwind instruments can be learned to a master level at a comparatively very late age (late 20s, versus like 7 for a piano)
  6. on an 'eye for an eye' basis (if it doesn't matter whose eye), if Israel were wanting to make up for Jewish holocaust deaths, how long could it keep up MAXIMUM "rate" of palestinian losses reached?
  7. Question regarding the Field of the Cloth of Gold
  8. House of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 23

  1. prayer of George VI
  2. shooting an elephant
  3. Fate of US after a bankruptcy
  4. Fuente Ovejuna
  5. WWII "zeroes"?
  6. Bordell Makejewka
  7. christodoulou tzigane
  8. Non-Somali African Muslims in Arab Gulf nations
  9. Depression and higher IQ
  10. News website

March 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 24

  1. Same-Sex marriage against nature
  2. Are these good Chinese names for me?
  3. Map of Greece and Anatolia, circa 600 BC
  4. History repeating itself
  5. Macho ranking of countries

March 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 25

  1. Fiction Type
  2. Makrous (?), Saratov Oblast, 1943/45
  3. genocide curves
  4. Mozart abbreviations
  5. Uhlans in Literature
  6. Dev Patel
  7. Title of a late 60s/early 70s British sci-fi novel

March 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 26

  1. Type of truck?
  2. famous composer who did not know how to play any instruments well
  3. Puplic Relation
  4. facts about mexico
  5. Jewish religious beliefs about Jewish leaders
  6. Death of a Salesman - Whistling in an Elevator

March 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 27

  1. Dogtown, New Orleans
  2. Arguments about clerical celibacy
  3. General officers from Norwich University
  4. Type of chair
  5. Knighthood?

March 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 28

  1. Cottages at Winehaven
  2. pHOTo
  3. Company
  4. Development Potential
  5. Admissable evidence in court?

March 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 29

  1. Copperheads and heads on pieces of copper
  2. Speculation
  3. Convention and the Queen's power
  4. Building Confidence For Dummies
  5. Daniel Asamota's novella 'Cricket Man'
  6. What is currency trading and how does it work
  7. International Waters
  8. Women in Ancient World
  9. Who is "Vascavus" ?

March 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 30

  1. A question about Irish-British conflict
  2. Name the novel: (young adult) juvenile delinquents, prison, psychology experiment
  3. Ten stages of Jesus' public life and teachings
  4. Soviet medal
  5. richest US president
  6. What does it take for a country to be recognised as independent?
  7. Bank robberies in the USA

March 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Humanities/2009 March 31

  1. The global spread of Islam
  2. Instrument played like harmonica (slide side to side) but sounds like flute
  3. is this ("fate of an honest intellectual") discredited?