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Do quarantines violate due process?

When quarantining someone, they have broken no law and have been given no chance of defending themselves before their peers, before having their liberty taken away. So how is it possible that ...
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Did any of Ron Klein's positions in 1998-2008 period limit contributions?

While answering " How much money did Obama's Ebola czar Ron Klain donate to the Democratic Party? ", I started wondering why he - clearly a very powerful and succesful and rich lawyer - donated ...
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Is there a term for militant groups like the LRA and Boko Haram?

I'm no expert but from various things I've read there seems to be a subtype of militant group that seems to be becoming more widespread. Examples include the LRA and Boko Haram, and possibly also ...
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How much money did Obama's Ebola czar Ron Klain donate to the Democratic Party?

I don't need the exact figure, I only want a rough estimation.
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How often is a US election won or lost by a single vote?

The answer I'm looking for is the likelihood that one person's vote has changed the result of a US election, on the national, state, or local levels. Ideally, I'd like to get the statistical ...
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Have we already seen the collapses of the stability instability paradox?

Although we have seen less wars between nations we have seen an increasing amount of civil wars, which can lead to wars between nations.
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Can a United States judge register to a political party?

Canon 5 of Code Of Conduct for United States Judges says the following. Does this mean that a judge cannot be a registered Republican or Democrat? Or is it okay as long as he/she does not participate ...
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Why don't most Republicans know or care that they are significantly outnumered in votes, in all of our state and nationwide elections? [on hold]

Here's a set of facts: 1)The US Senate isn't proportional representative. Each state gets 2 senators regardless of population. If you tediously crunch the numbers, the Democratic members of our ...
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In the US, is there a documentable difference in musical genre preference between Democrats and Republicans?

As far as I know, political parties favour some music genres more than others to sell their outlook and policies. Or at least I never heard classical music or death metal being used. Which music ...
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Was there any war Russia has ignited that was NOT explained by its “support” of a newly-created “People's Republic”?

This excerpt of a Russian newspaper says: On December 4 {1939}, comrade Molotov has telegraphed to Avenol. In his answer, he stated that there are no reasons for raising "Finnish question", ...
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Are political alignments of African or Caribbean black immigrants in line with African-Americans?

Anecdotally, I have found that anyone I personally know who is a first-generation immigrant from either Africa, or non-Hispanic Caribbean (less so) is a lot more likely to be "righter-wing" in their ...
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Why not give representatives as many votes as they received in the election?

A common complaint or source of disenfranchisement in democracies is that many constituents don't feel that their vote "counts" because the margin in most electorates is far greater than a single ...
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What is the legal justification for quarantining someone without medical justification?

As news comes in of the potential lawsuit being filed in New Jersey on behalf of the nurse who recently returned from treating patients of Ebola in West Africa, I wonder what the legal justification ...
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Does ISIS justify its attacks based on the actions of others?

Does ISIS justify its actions based on actions of others against Sunni Muslims, just like Imperial Japan tried to justify its Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere because of European colonialism? ...
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Reality-based non-religious conservative news source? [closed]

This would probably make more sense for liberal users: in order to see opposing points of view, what would be a "good" source of reality-driven (as opposed to stereotypes / prejudice / lies), ...
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Why did Pakistan really test nuclear bombs on 28-30 May 1998? [closed]

What did Pakistan achieve from those tests? What Pakistan could have achieved by not conducting those tests?
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Why does the left side with the Palestinians?

The Western moderate left is associated with certain values, in no particular order and with no claim of completeness or nuance: social mobility, personal freedem, safety net, secularism, humanism, ...
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When was the last time we had a major outbreak that increase the value of a corporation?

With the current Ebola outbreak companies who make the medication to cure the disease stand to make millions. Market Watch Oct 3, 2014: "Take a good look, because these drug companies are the ...
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What does the US produce?

I have heard several times that the USA has the largest GDP in the world and also the largest economy. But I hardly can remember a single thing made in the US that I ever used. My auto is made in ...
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Did any founding father endorse unicameralism or at least bring up concerns about the deadlock risks of bicameralism?

Overall, the founding fathers of the United States supported bicameralism; after all that's what we actually have today. However, no body of august statesmen and scholars all agree on anything, so: ...
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Does any US defense whitepaper or public policy document espouse boosting the UK's force projection or military power?

Having a regional ally with a powerful and active military may ease pressure on the US military and foreign policy objects. Does any US defense whitepaper, public policy document or party platform ...
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Why do Palestinians want a one state solution?

Apparently, Israel currently supports a two state solution at conditions that are unacceptable to the Palestinian Authority, but not worlds apart. Palestinians, on the other hand, accept it merely as ...
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Why does Turkey suppress Kurdish culture?

It is pretty obvious that neither Turks nor Kurds are very enthusiastic about their current relationship with one another. Why did Turkey not integrate Kurdish culture, like the Ottoman empire had? ...
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Is it true that oil companies used to fund higher education? And if they stopped, why did they stop? [closed]

From what I heard today, oil companies used to put excess money into the government for the education system; so that they could find people who could be the technicians of the future. Is it true ...
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Are abenomics failing?

Economist polled by newspapers are negative about Japan's Abenomics and the expectations are getting worse. Is it correct to think Abenomics failed? Edit: Abenomics refers to the economic ...
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Do disabled people have less of a right to their medical information than legal adults?

Consider a disabled person who is a legal adult. If his or her doctor wants to withhold medical information from them: Does the doctor have more of a right to do so simply because that person is ...
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Effects of Government shutdown on the deficit [duplicate]

What were the effects of the government shut down a year ago on the deficit?
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Governments friendly to the USA willing to accept Guantanamo detainees from other countries

This question is related to Why require a stable home country for release from Guantanamo Bay? . The United States has released some Guantanamo detainees to countries from which they originated. In ...
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Why are political promises NOT treated as verbal contacts?

Dan Carlin on his podcast made an interesting observation: If you promise to do something in a business setting, that constitutes a verbal contractual obligation, and as such if you break that ...
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How can we ever free ourselves from oil when government is so dependent on it? [closed]

Roughly 75% of all of the world's oil production is carried out by national oil companies: oil companies which are wholly or primarily run by government. At the same time, oil is traded in US dollars ...
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Why require a stable home country for release from Guantanamo Bay?

Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are no longer deemed a direct threat are "cleared for transfer", but if their home country is not considered stable enough, they continue to be held, at great cost to U.S. ...
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Whose agreement is needed to use nuclear weapons in different countries?

I heard that in some countries simultaneous agreement of several officials is needed to use nuclear weapons. For instance, the head of state, the chief of staff and the minister of defense. Unless the ...
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How are criminal cases with citizens from rogue states handled?

How does international policing work for countries that are not part of Interpol and do not have extradition treaties in place? For example if a North Korean citizen was suspected of murdering a ...
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Who are the most creative marxists today? [closed]

Who are the most creative marxists today?
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How important is God in USA politics?

As European citizen (French), I have never been used to seeing biblical notions in politics, but in the USA it seems quite common. For example, former French president Jacques Chirac revealed revealed ...
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Could a technological and scientifical proletariat worker class becomes real?

Looking at the fact that most industry power comes from what we call technoscience and that the traditional working class as described by Marx and Engels has mostly disappeared in the western world. ...
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Why did the whole Western World 'close their eyes' on the neo-nazis and fascist powers involved during Euromaidan in Kiev - 2014?

The events known as 'Euromaidan' in Ukraine, the overthrowing of the (democratically elected) president Viktor Ianoukovitch , the creation of the interim Governement and the actions of the actual ...
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How to intepret Derision, irony and bad jokes in political speeches

Should a 'normal' political speech use loudly irony and derision? Let me try to explain what I mean: -"You just don't invade another country on phony pretext " -- US Senator John Kerry about the ...
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What are the reasons why Mexico remanis so poorly industrialized?

Why is Mexico so poorly industrialized, although it is in close proximity to the technologically advanced and financially expansive United States? Why does the US capital prefer to migrate to China ...
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Why don't Iraqi Kurds buy more weapons with their oil?

Iraqi Kurds are sitting on a lot of oil, and apparantly are able to sell it through channels in Iran. ISIS is obviously a threat to them, and they have called on the International Community to ...
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How was Japan's involvement in the Korean war reconciled with Article 9 of the constitution?

The Historical Basis section of Wikipedia's article on the anime "From Up on Poppy Hill" indicates that the Japanese merchant marine and their crews carried forces and supplies to Korea during the ...
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What is the operational chain (in details?) of transfering donations to the Palestinians?

I read that there is a $5.4 Billion in planned donations to the Palestinians to build the Gaza Strip. I guess that all the money is foreign, and will be transfered between banks and different systems. ...
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Is the Left-Right divide applicable everywhere, especially in India?

In India, it appears as though suddenly the media have just slapped Left, Right labels on political parties out of the blue, because it certainly didn't seem to be there before. To my eyes, there are ...
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How far has the sociological view of Wilhelm Reich reached the modern civilisation?

After studying multiple different sociologists, I really wonder, how, where and in which amount the insights of Wilhelm Reich found a way back in the educational systems of the Western society. Any ...
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Is Turkey covertly supporting the Islamic State?

Islamic State oil is being more or less freely smuggled into Turkey, while foreign Jihadists are moving unhindered through Turkey into Iraq and Syria to join IS. Kurds, however, are being prevented ...
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What is the reason for sudden drop in crude oil prices?

As you can see here, the prices of crude oil dropped from $105 in July to $85 now. I am guessing this is not just a market fluctuation, rather a trend. The prices were rising till July 2014 and then ...
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What's the purpose of burning rubber tires during protests?

Sometimes when mass protests are ongoing, the protesters set some rubber tires on fire so that they produce smoke and unpleasant smell. But what's the purpose of doing so and why it is considered ...
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Why is the National Diet of Japan so similar to the Houses of Parliament of the UK

For a new job I need to learn a considerable amount about political systems in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Norway. Reading about the National Diet of Japan I notice that it holds of a lot of similarities ...
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Why do UK government ministers not vote on backbench motions?

According to the BBC: It is convention that ministers abstain when voting takes place on a backbench MP's motion What is the history and reasoning behind this convention? Is it therefore ...
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How do the people in a one-party dictatorship take out their frustration at their government?

If there are some political parties in a country, the nation can take out their frustration at their government by changing the political party at the polls. However it can't do it in a one-party ...

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