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What were the causes of Jewish Question?

What were the causes of Jewish Question? What were Jews doing in Germany? Were they creating problems for the government, people, society, nature, resources etc? Was it a real question or created by ...
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Have we seen the last new Coal Fired Power Plant in a Blue State?

I've been looking at the sourcewatch.org listing of proposed coal plants. And it seems that the last blue state coal fired plant went on-line in 2010. The Comanche Generating Station Unit 3 power ...
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Is the Success of the Solar Energy Policies in Australia the motivation of the carbon tax backlash?

I came across this article about the spot market energy prices going below zero during the day in NSW for a few days. This is traditionally the money making time of day for the Coal plant producers. ...
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How likely is Greece to hold general elections by summer 2015?

Next year (in spring, I think) Greece will hold elections for the Presidency of the Republic. It is my understanding that this may lead to general elections if the candidate for President of the ...
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Why is it in the United State's national Interest to care what's happening between Israel and Palestine?

Let them fight, why do we care so much that Kerry has to work out a peace deal?
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Did Reagan use public spending to make the GDP grow?

On the one hand, lore says that Reagan Administration is the paradigm of how a lack of economic intervention by the state is able to improve the economical condition. On the other hand, according to ...
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Has Kitchen v Herbert Gone Into Effect?

In the absence of a stay from SCOTUS, the Tenth Circuit's ruling in Kitchen v Herbert was set to go into effect at 10:00 am EST today. It is 13:02 EST, and, as yet, I haven't seen any news report on ...
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Federal Open Market Committee Voting Procedure

The FOMC consists of 12 members. The Board of Governors. 7 seats are allocated for it, however currently only five are taken. Members should be appointed so that a "fair representation" of ...
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Why does the new Australian Senate first sit so late?

I don't quite understand why the new Senate does not come into effect until 1 July, operating with the previous election's results, when the new House of Representatives sits almost immediately after ...
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Is popularity with the Russian public important for Putin?

I've read reports (pre-dating the shooting down of MH17) that the war in Ukraine has increased Putin's popularity with the general Russian public. Link1, Link2. However, does Putin need to be popular ...
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Are there constituencies for the partition of the Ukraine?

The people of the Ukraine seem to be of two minds. Some (mostly in the West) want a west-leaning Ukraine free from Russia. Others (mostly in the East), want a Ukraine that's part of, or at least tied ...
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Does international regulation forbid a country to kill children in a conflict if the other part uses them as human shields?

The question is motivated by the Israel-Palestine conflict, but it may be asked/answered in general. I am wondering if Geneva conventions or any other international regulation forbid a country (Israel ...
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How responsible is Ukraine for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone?

Regardless of who shot down the plane and taking into account that (non-civil) planes had been shot down before, is Ukraine in part responsible for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone? It ...
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Was there ANY official condemnation of Hamas over use of civilians and especially children as human shields?

There is ample proof that Hamas is using Palestinian civilians - even children - as human shields. From situating military objects in the middle of homes/in schools/hospitals etc.., to using ...
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How could the Ukrainian rebels get SAMs?

I know this counts as geopolitics(or maybe skeptics), but The US and Svobda have claimed that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by rebels. After reading This question in Travel Stack Exchange, I now ...
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Why is Egypt being the peace-keeper?

Egypt has taken initiative to hold peace talks between Israel and Palestine on various occasions. What is their interest in the matter? Is it simply a case of proximity, or does conflict between ...
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How accountable will Russia be if it emerges they have supplied the Surface-to-Air Weaponry that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?

After today's events, there is a lot of speculation that Flight MH17 was brought down by surface to air weapons. Witnesses appear to have heard the loud explosions before the flight crashed, and ...
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Opportunity for success in the US: myths and facts [closed]

In question What are the reasons for such differences in the size of shadow economy? user @Chad claims : The US provides opportunities that just do not exist in other countries. The economy is ...
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What are the reasons for such differences in the size of shadow economy?

Have a look at this graph for some OECD countries: What are the reasons for such differences in the size of shadow economy? One reason for the size of the shadow economy I have listened many times ...
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How fast can tax revenue be increased by reducing tax evasion and tax fraud? [closed]

It is frequently said that European countries—especially those in the South of Europe—could increase their tax revenue (from 2 to 10 percentage points in terms of the GDP) within a few years (around 3 ...
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How do parties justify a chief whip?

In the UK the major parties have a Chief Whip whose role it is keep the party members voting as the leadership want. The Chief Whip is a political office in some legislatures assigned to an ...
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In an MMP system, why don't parties game the system by splitting into two parties?

In New Zealand, we have a Mixed Member Proportional system. Voters have two votes. The electorate vote is used to vote for a candidate to represent their electorate. This vote is determined on the a ...
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What determines the identify of “the minority party” leadership if there are more than two parties?

In the US Congress, there are leadership positions held in both majority and minority parties (e.g. the "majority leader" or "minority whip"). In practice, there are almost always two parties, so the ...
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Which is the top total tax-revenue increase in the Western World since the Great Depression? [closed]

I am interested in knowing about the biggest increases in the total tax revenue as a percentage of the GDP. Total includes everything. In particular it includes: direct and indirect, federal, ...
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Legal basis for President's immediate advisers immunity from Congressional compulsion to testify

Assistant Attorney General Karl Thompson was quoted saying in this article that they would Adhere to the executive branch's longstanding view that the president's immediate advisers have absolute ...
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What measures exist to impose budget-like changes without passing through the Australian senate?

In this article is says: Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned the Labor Party and the Greens to pass tough budget measures through the Senate or the government will find other ways to push through ...
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Reason behind cancelling Death sentence

Two of delhi(INDIA) gang rape criminal's death sentence is suspended, From justice verma report, 'The Verma Committee favoured comprehensive amendments to criminal laws seeking minimum 20 years ...
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If a baby was born on the Palmyra Atoll, does the baby have U.S. citizenship?

For reference, the Palmyra Atoll island is an unorganized incorporated territory by the United States. It is subject to the U.S. Constitution and is permanently under American sovereignty.
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Has the Jewish Defense League been designated as a terrorist group by the FBI/USA?

The French Wikipedia says: la JDL est considérée par le FBI comme un groupe terroriste JDL is considered by the FBI as a terrorist group With as a reference ...
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Collaborative Policy creation software [closed]

Does anyone know of any collaborative policy creation software? Preferably with an aim towards mass collaboration. I understand that SharePoint or even Microsoft word could be used for this aim but ...
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If the government decides that it will not engage in discretionary fiscal policy to fight a severe recession no budget deficit will accrue: [closed]

Is this true or false. I really have no clue after thinking about it for awhile. I would love other's input as to why it is either T or F. Thanks.
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What will happen to an economy if the government cuts government spending during a recession to fight a budget deficit? [closed]

I dont have a clue what the answer im looking for is. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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What are the positive and negative elements of Automatic Stabilizers? [closed]

I havn't a clue on the subject. Any help would be awesome thanks!
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Why won't Israel just capture Palestine?

There are many small-scale conflicts currently going on around the world between two countries,where one or both deny other's right on some piece of land. like India vs Pak on Kashmir. N.Korea vs ...
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Are Palestinians stateless?

Does the UN recognize the Palestinian people as stateless? The Palestinians achieved the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state in 2012 so why are they still considered stateless?
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How possible is it for a city's courts to assuage fiscal distress with extreme bail?

I'm watching a television murder mystery where the prosecutor asked for the suspect to post $1 billion bail. This leads me to question how possible it is for a city to use its court system to request ...
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What's the right terminology for a democratic, free and and anti-dictatorial socialism/communism?

Socialism has been associated with communist/socialist dictatorships at the time of the cold war, and the nowadays dictatorships such as China and North Corea. The biggest argument against socialism ...
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Is the monarch of the Commonwealth Realms a citizen of any or all of them?

Is queen Elizabeth II a citizen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, etc? If not, what about the rest of the royal family?
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How did ISIS Gain control of a stockpile of weapons that did not exist?

Breitbart is Reporting: ISIS took over a military base in northern Iraq last month that contains Saddam Hussein’s stockpile of chemical weapons, including hundreds of warheads containing sarin ...
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What do past results suggest will happen if North Korea tests a nuke in the ocean? [closed]

North Korea wants to test a nuke in the ocean. What has happened in the past when the United States or other countries conducted ocean-based nuclear tests? Are there international rules/laws ...
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Could President Obama order the national guard to secure the Mexican border, within the bounds of US law?

I've heard it suggested that President Obama is responsible for the border crisis because he could, at any time, order the national guard to secure the Mexican border, and has not done so. Is it, in ...
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Is there a law to prevent global nuclear war when the terrorist are able steal nuke technology from a lot of country that have nukes?

Is there any difference for terrorist to test their nuke in a lofty tone without a official status in UN like the North Korea or to be inconspicuous country like the India If there are too much ...
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What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada?

What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada? Motivation to ask this question: Why US have to buy natural resource from Canada instead of getting it for free?
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Which US laws apply on a Native American/ Indian Reservation?

An acquaintance was employed at a casino operated by an Indian tribe. He was fired for what would be a discriminatory reason if he were employed by a non-reservation employer. My question is, which ...
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INS question: once student visa expires, how long does person have [migrated]

If a non-citizen of the US has been able to live in the country for some time under a student visa, and their educational program ends, how long do they have to leave the country (e.g. before forced ...
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Is it legal for a police to incorporate as a private 501(c)(3) organizations?

As part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report on police militarization, they sent open records requests to SWAT teams across Massachusetts. They got an interesting response, Some ...
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What is the purpose of gay pride parades? If the purpose is clear, is it productive or counterproductive?

I am pretty unsure about gay pride parades. What is the essential goal? With suffragettes they had definite requests on voting rights. Personally I have no problem with homosexuals, I am pretty ...
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How do international corporations have the right to free speech?

If corporations are made up of people...and international corporations are made up of people from different countries...then how do international corporations have the right to free speech in America, ...
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Is there voting theory regarding combining the results of multiple votes by multiple groups on a single topic?

Suppose, for example, we have a small region of a country that wants to peacefully secede. We'll use California and the United States as examples. There could be a large number of possible secession ...
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Does the Hobby Lobby case apply to all corporations and all birth control?

I'm concerned with the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, and that some other workers will have the right to force corporations to provide services regardless of their deeply held religious beliefs. ...

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