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Ethics? We don't need no damn ethics.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Feb 15. 11 Replies

House Republicans secretly vote to gut Office of Congressional EthicsLet's get this party started! …Continue

Tags: board, gone, ethics, independent, universe

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jan 15. 18 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

Tags: senators, michigan, resolution, god, the

False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

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Comment by doone on March 7, 2011 at 7:43am

The Republic of Canada

Charles Pascal argues that it’s time for Canada to ditch the monarchy and go republican. I find it striking, though, that he doesn’t actually have a specific proposal for how Canada ought to pick its head of state. The current system is that the Queen selects a Governor-General to be “her representative” in Canada, and does so “on the advice” of the Canadian Prime Minister. Since in practice the Queen’s assent is a pure formalism, you could easily cut her out of the process and replace the Governor-General with a President appointed by the Prime Minister.

But it’s not clear to me what problem of democratic legitimacy that solves. If anything, it creates a metaphysically somewhat weird situation in which the head of state is an appointee of the head of government that having him be formally speaking the appointee of the monarch avoids.

Ultimately, I think these kind of situations call for a Burkean caution. Lots of political arrangements only withstand a limited quantity of direct scrutiny. But there’s a real practical problem with the US Electoral College that the National Popular Vote works as a solution to. If the problem with the monarchy is the fiscal cost, which seems to be Pascal’s main concrete complaint, then this seems more easily addressed through budget cuts. The British monarchy is unusually expensive compared to the others of Europe so there’s plenty of room for economizing.

Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 9:49pm

"The Biggest Story We Have Ever Covered"

06 MAR 2011 08:57 PM

Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares his optimism about revolutions in the Middle East:

Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 7:15pm

It’s all about the Benjamins, what?

This infographic is circling the web.  I know exactly jack and shit about budgets and deficits and free markets and tax breaks and 10 year costs versus yearly costs and wow—my head already hurts.  Economics and I don’t get along, you see.  But you are an intelligent lot, so I’m hoping to learn something from you, or at least, get some insight into what I should be reading in order to learn about this stuff.  I don’t even know if this chart is accurate.

Help me, help you, help me learn some shit, won’t you please?

[via Center for American Progress]

Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 7:13pm
Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 1:17pm

Muslims: All The Same To The Right? Ctd

Dean Esmay explores fears of a "Global Caliphate," or a Muslim dictatorship stretching across the Middle East and beyond:

This is like asking your average American if our own laws should be guided first and foremost by the Bible. I imagine you could get a good half of Americans to agree on that. But can you get even 10% of them to agree on exactly what that means? In anything but the most broad and nebulous terms? I doubt it. ...

To get your global Caliphate you're going to need a Global Islam, and there isn't one. Just endless splinters and factions and endless debate and argument. Yeah yeah, there's one Koran. And multiple interpretative traditions of it, multiple Hadith sets and subsets and views of same, multiple cultures, multiple languages, and multiple fragmented self-interest conflicts, economic and otherwise. Add together the differences in language, culture, ethnicity, and sheer geographic logistics, and the profound differences between Muslims themselves, and you're positing an idea with no practical possibility of happening.

Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 9:49am
Comment by Adriana on March 6, 2011 at 9:37am
Thanks Hope! this is what I love about an international site like this, I learn so much!
Comment by Hope on March 6, 2011 at 6:24am

Shia provinces are in the eastern region where oil wells there.

Honestly, without the eastern region, Saudi Arabia would be nothing..

These current events affected Oil prices.

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Comment by Adriana on March 5, 2011 at 2:51pm
Hope, I did not know there were Shia provinces in Saudia Arabia
Comment by Hope on March 5, 2011 at 1:46pm


SATURDAY, March 5

The Telegraph reports that Saudi Arabia is "drafting in up to 10,000 security forces to the north eastern Muslim Shia provinces ahead of mass protests planned next week."

Also reported, King Abdullah has supposedly told Bahrain that "if they do not put down their own ongoing Shia revolt, his own forces will." Protesters are said to have plans to "place women on the front ranks to discourage Saudi forces from firing on them." (Source: The Telegraph)

The The Independent reports that force movement clogged the highways into Dammam and other cities.

According to the same report, the opposition is expecting numbers of 20,000 Saudis to gather in Riyadh and the Eastern Shia Provinces next Friday
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