Some hotels do not have a 13th floor. Some airlines do not have a 13th gateway. Some hospitals do not have a 13th room. Many cities do not have a 13th street or 13th avenue. 13 being an unlucky number is one of the widely believed superstitions in the world.
Today there are many people that believe Canada should bring back the death penalty for some of the more serious crimes committed such as rapes, murders, and terrorism. It is my belief that capital punishment should be reinstated in Canada so that justice is brought to those people who commit horrific crimes, therefore giving them no chance to be released into society. The history of capital punishment made its first appearance in Canada putting Peter Cartcel to death in 1749 after stabbing three men causing the death of Abraham Goodsides and injuring two others. This is presumably the earliest recorded use of capital punishment as it is hard to be exact due to the lack in systematically keeping records until 1867. In the early years a person could receive the death penalty by committing such crimes as treason, theft, burglary, rape pedophilia, homosexuality, and bestiality.
Giza was so grand it was said that it was a staircase to the sun. Finally Ramses temple, which surpassed all of the other Pharaohs temples. All of these Pharaohs changed Egypt in the way that they lived, but these three were the ones that brought the most change through their lives and actions. Zoser was the first King of the third dynasty. During his 19 year reign he brought the end to a seven year famine, and also brought them into a golden age, and he built the step pyramid.
The first day consists the first glyph as well as the numeral for “one.” The days then move forward with the second glyph as well as the second tone. Once all 13 tones are used, the calendar continues with the 14th glyph but goes back to the first tone. Therefore, the calendar contains a total of 260 unique combinations of a day and a number. The Maya put great significance upon specific dates of this cyclical calendar in order to mark religious and ceremonial events as well as dates that would be the most lucky or prosperous. While the Tzolk’in Calendar was very useful, it could not measure an entire solar year.
Unethical Actions at Abu Ghraib John Shaw MSL-401 LTC Mason 21 November, 2012 Following the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, the facility by the name of Abu Ghraib was renovated into a U.S. military prison establishment. Stripped of doors, windows, bricks, and anything else that could be easily removed, and replaced with new plumbing fixtures and a medical center, Abu Ghraib would be the new commonplace for Arab detainees to be housed (Hersh, 12). However, the fresh Abu Ghraib would not be used to house inmates humanely, but in fact would be a commonplace for torture and abuse, as it was in the previous years. The 372nd Military Police Brigade, attached to the 320nd M.P. Battalion, was assigned to staff the prison and was charged with the upkeep of the facility and its inmates.
However, this was only meant to be used in extreme situations. The Republic's first president (Freidrich) Ebert employed that rule no fewer than 136 times. He deposed legitimately elected governments in Saxony and Thuringia when they threatened, in his view to forment disorder. However, it got even worse, during the 1920 civil war in the Ruhr he issued a backdated decree applying the death penalty to public-order offenses and retrospectively legitimizing many of the summery executions that had already been carried out on members of the Red Army by units of the Free Corps and the regular army. -There were virtually no effective safe-guards against an abuse of Article 48, since the President could threaten to use the power given him by
William Penn, the governor of Pennsylvania in the late 1600's, realized that these types of punishments were too severe and were not fit punishments for the crimes being committed. He led the Quakers to only use death sentences for murder, provide food and housing for inmates without fees, allow for hard labor instead of imprisonment, and started using jails instead of stocks. (Seiter, 2011, pp. 20-21) The Walnut Street Jail was the very first penitentiary in the United States built in 1773. Inmates had to wear masks if they were going to be seen by other inmates so that other inmates wouldn't recognize them outside of prison walls.
It is a wide held belief that this symbol is beyond the reaches of civil protest and should be worshipped like a deity. The United States Supreme Court has ruled differently about this and the next three court cases will explain why. The first court case that will be discussed is Street v. New York. In 1968 the Supreme Court heard a case in which the defendant, Sydney Street was so outraged over the attempted murder of a civil rights leader, James Meredith and the lack of police investigation of the crime; he burned an American flag in protest and stated “"Yes; that is my flag; I burned it. If they let that happen to Meredith, we don't need an American flag (Street, 2013).” It was against the law in New York to desecrate or speak against the flag; he was arrested, charged, and convicted.
Salman Rushdie Strikes Back: Anti Islamic and Agnostic Words and Phrases in “Luka and the Fire of Life” Salman Rusdhie, an acclaimed author forced into hiding for 13 years with the pseudo identity of Joseph Anton, strikes back from time to time at the Muslim orthodoxy that got him a death sentence from the Iranian religious-political leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Satanic Verses was Rushdie’s most controversial work where he raises questions on the authenticity of the Quraan and according to Muslims, portrays Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in a negative light. After all these years the death sentence is still valid, in fact, reissued with a higher price on his head. During his years in hiding “his first wife Clarissa died of cancer, his second and third marriages broke up, his fourth was shaky, his Japanese editor was murdered, his Norwegian publisher shot, his Italian translator stabbed, hundreds died in riots protesting against his novel, his books were burned from Bradford to Islamabad, he did things that still make him burn with shame and he found that writers he admired such as John Berger and John Le Carré, both writing in the Guardian, attacked him for not withdrawing the novel.” as reported by an article on The Guardian. (Jeffries) In response to all these tangible and emotional losses, criticism to religion and Islam in particular crop up in his writing quite often, including his latest fairy tale novel Luka and the Fire of Life which was written for his adolescent son Milan and as a sequel or companion book to Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
“Why do we kill people, who kill people, to show that killing people is wrong”. Fair enough as it might seem, but what is the ground for the opposition to the death penalty? It is asserted that death penalty is unjust, Tax Payer waste too much money, and it is a breech of biblical principles in our society. In the U.S. in 2010, 129 people on death row have been released with proof that they were wrongfully convicted.DNA, available have justify most of these convictions. I can’t guarantee we won’t execute innocent people.