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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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    Okay Physicists. Explain!

    No i was thinking about that and I realised that a non-newt or form etc wouldn't work as objects (including his arm) rest on the table - and the table does not deform also a foam would not work as it would not have the transparent and refldective properties required
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    Okay Physicists. Explain!

    And with the salt shaker, note how he hides the emergence point - there is a hole in the table most likely, his choice of table is NOT random - note the lighting (very bright for an underground bar!) and in particular with the salt shaker trick he covers up over half of the table - I'm guessing...
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    Okay Physicists. Explain!

    Watch his hands, the one under the table does not move until the coin is produced and after the coin has 'disappeared' from the top of the table the hand above the table does no move. Thus I think it is fair to say that he hides the coin (he chooses a small one on purpose) and hides it between...
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    News Capitalism and Statism

    Playing devisl advocate and not for one moment saying this is my view point or not, however : People will bulk buy long lasting foods! Will not go to foreign competitors - take freedom fries as an example.
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    News Should we withdraw troops immediately?

    I was mainly refering to the first Gulf conflict where the Iraqi people, who had begun to throw off the shakckles of oppression, were let down by the US. And also Afghanistan. The most important words in that quote are 'fear of'. The apparent evils and dangers of something are what matters not...
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    News Should we withdraw troops immediately?

    SOS - the destruction of a country's infratructure to the point that foreign troops are needed is an issue that crosses all partisan boundaries, and 'cut and run' is the US most loved strategy I beleived.
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    News Capitalism and Statism

    THat is not the point, I proposed that as human nature is a constant across humanity the development of asociety cannot be put squarely at its door, it is rather that the factors I outlined previously efect devlopment NS
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    News Should we withdraw troops immediately?

    "If you leave me now, you take away the very heart of me" Iraq has lost nigh on all of its professionals and intellectuals with the outbreak of war and the following insurgency. This has led to doctors, engineers, pharmicuticals and other key people running from Iraq like Colin Jackson (a...
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    News Does the US stand for democracy in the world?

    Here's a question for you, when a country institutes a policy of isolationsim, either for the economic benefits or other reasons, is it bound to use that principle across the board, without individual case analysis. For example, if a fictional country 'Polin' declares a policy of isolationsim...
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    News Capitalism and Statism

    Thus the argument becomes what tends man towards one form of order and organisation or another. For example, why are there matriacal systems in the amazon, why did nepotism emerge in Europe constantly thoroughout the middle ages, and why did Russia 'want' communism? Once one deduces that this...
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    News CNN is a reliable and neutral source?

    So what is a good source?
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    News Does the US stand for democracy in the world?

    US post-war (WWI) was very isolationist - this view in my mind is based mainly on the Senate's attitude (reflecting US public opinion) to the Versaille Peace Conference and League of Nations; and also on Wilson's speeches and motions post-war.
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    News Capitalism and Statism

    Democratic governments are only one solution - why not consider an autocracy, a dictatorship or a monarchy. And in a government for a country which has only rich people (like the Cayman Islands !!!) should only be considered with the rich :tongue2:
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    News Capitalism and Statism

    This is a quote from a large range of the AP and is symtamatic of the will of the people (Iraqi) and the logistics of establishing a state. To clarify as my post my appear - from first hand experience and hearsay and interviews I and others have conducted, the people of Iraq despise US...
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    Does anybody know any free pop3 and smtp emails?

    I'm running XP on this company laptop and the IT guys would no nuts if i went to *nix or BSD or such like! I don't mind gmail etc but I am always on the lok out for alternatives and also ways to seperate out accounts to specific groups of contacts, ie all friends on one, all business on...
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