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    News America's relationship with the EU

    I have to say that I was not aware of this continued attack on Blair - perhaps because he is being attacked on so many national issues!
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    News America's relationship with the EU

    Art - I had your viewpoint for quite a while and to some extent still do, yet I was forced after some serious thought to consider if the American response had not actually augmented relations between the countries; for it drew out a statement from Rice condemning torture and saying it would not...
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    News Attack Iran ?

    A fair point but one must also consider that numerous immmoderate years have passed since the dawning of the nuclear age in Pakistan and India - we have had a massive polarisation in the world between the East and the West, tensions on both sides are extremely high and a very fine balance has...
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    News Define - and defend - poverty

    I was speaking with the Head of the UK branch of a charity who deals with poverty and he gave poverty in these terms. In Britain, the brink of disaster is being homeless with no means to uspport your self. Destitution is when you cannot feed yourself in a bed sit. Poverty is when you cannot...
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    News Attack Iran ?

    After the Cuban Missile Crisis JFK said "We no longer live in a world where only the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge to a nation's security to constitute maximum peril. Nuclear weapons are so destructive and ballistic missiles are so swift, that any substantially...
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    News Ukranian Government Split

    No, the Russian Government, made a baseless claim that the Ukrainian's had been stealing gas from the Russian pipeline that feeds a large amount of Europe. So, the Russian's cut off the gas supply for three days on January 1st until the Ukrainian Gov't agreed to double the amount they paid...
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    News The power that we yield to the President

    Modern constitutional theory is incredibly interesting. Let us consider the case when a country has just gone through a revolution, and in most revolutions the insurgency has a head figure. Once power has been won by these insurgents, if they choose to affect widescale reform of the government's...
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    News Ukranian Government Split

    Russian aggression was about their cutting of the gas pipe lines to the rest of Europe, and demanding an increase (disproportionately) from its former satellite Ukraine and yes no confidance - will amend 1st post
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    News Ukranian Government Split

    Following the Ukranian vs. Russian oil stand off last week, 250 of the Ukrainian's 450 deputies have put their names to a vote of non confidance in the government, who have agreed to double their payment to Russia. Does this sound like anyone to a state standing up to Russian aggression in...
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    News Attack Iran ?

    So perhaps this question has become far more apt Link to full sory : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4597738.stm
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    News Female American President

    Can i ask what do people think about women heads of state (such as Rice/Clinton would be) and relations with strictly Islamic states who practise fundamentalist shia law?
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    News Attack Iran ?

    My brain clearly disengaged and crumbled you are correct I am wrong, show me the hole to crawl into!! I meant 'Crisis de los Misiles' - and this was a slightly major nuke issue (42 if I'm correct)! Sorry again
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    Anyone use a Smartboard ?

    I've used/seen used both of the LCD projectors and smartboards. Smartboards, I feel, are very good in some subjects, such as chemistry where a member of faculty can go through a sheet of theory on the smartboard and save all of the lessons additional explanation notes onto that sheet as...
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    News Attack Iran ?

    Hmmmm Iran/generic non westernised state seen to have a right leaning, islamic, government, can never be allowed to have nuclear weapons. This is the view of most western governments, especially the US. Ever since the Bay of Pigs fiasco where the US/USSR came so close to instigating nuclear...
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    Okay Physicists. Explain!

    Now now we know everything has an explanation No we haven't however I doubt that such lengths would be gone to. My interpretation of the trick is that the first is acomplished by palming and probably a bit of magnetism (his ring?!) The second is a 'set' table, a table with a hole, the...
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