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do disabled people have less of a right to their medical information as minors

Let's just say a disabled person is a legal adult. If his/her doctor wants to withhold medical information to that disabled person, do they have more of a right to do so because that person is, let's ...
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Effects of Government shutdown on the deficit

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?

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? [on hold]

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 poorely industrialized?

Why Mexico remains so poorely industrialized being in close proximity to the technologically advanced and financially expansive United States? Why the US capital prefers to migrate to China and India ...
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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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An argument to overrule the Citizens United [closed]

I am not an US citizen. As many Americans know, citizens united opinion declared unconstitutionality of corporate spending by FEC applying the first amendment. Later decisions extends this to ...
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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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Has gun violence decreased in states with open carry laws?

Title is the question...has gun violence decreased in states with open carry laws? I know the laws have not been in effect for long, but I am hoping for some evidence either way. Please connect me ...
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What is the fundamental difference between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party?

I am not American but I know one party represents the right the other represents the left, but both parties have shown to be pragmatic and sometimes contradictory in their positions: i.e. pro-life ...
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General term for voting procedure where one group pre-selects n out of m, other selects 1 out of n?

The Wikipedia article on Opus Dei, the somewhat controversial, conservative institution of the Roman Catholic Church, currently explains an aspect of the institution's leadership selection procedures ...
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What is the religious demographics of the GamerGate movement? [closed]

What is the religious demographics of the GamerGate movement? Compared to the gaming/tech community of Anglophone countries as a whole, how many are atheist and how many are Christian?
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Could total collapse of Western Capitalism similar to USSR collapse become real? and what would be the concrete results? [closed]

I have somewhat witnessed the total collapse of U.S.S.R while I am not from Slavic blood and not specially involved with Russian or any ex-USSR nationalities. A great mistake which is - on my opinion ...
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Are heads of state who are not heads of government liable for ICC prosecution?

In countries where the head of state is different from the head of government, is the former a potential target of prosecution by the International Criminal Court? For example, if the ICC were to ...
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can the conspiracy theorists represent a credible political ideology? [on hold]

There are many conspiracy theories which range from pure fantasy to credible possibilities. The point is that if they should represent a credible political ideology or if they should be considered ...
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What can Pakistan do; so as to be treated by the USA as an ally with the advantages countries like Japan or South Korea enjoy

What could the Pakistan or the Pakistani Prime Minister do to adjust the nature of the relationship between the USA and Pakistan, such that advantages that firm allies like Japan and South Korea ...
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Why has North Korea been assigned IP addresses?

Until recently, the Internet has been under control of its inventor, the US. If I understand correctly the ICANN and the IANA have been administrating IP address space and the domain name system ...
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Could the rising US dollar solve Europe’s Economic Woes?

Weak GDP growth forecasts, recently released by the IMF, suggest probabilities are significant that one or more Eurozone countries could slip back into recession in 2015.
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Why doesn't Turkey just annexe Kobani?

At the moment the Kurds are fighting ISIS in Kobani, Syria, next to the Turkish border. The Turks are refusing to intervene, presumably because they don't want a de facto independent Kurdish city ...
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Appellate procedure in the United States

When a court of appeal deals with an appeal, it may upon it affirm the verdict of the lower court. It may also vacate the verdict and send the case back. If the court of appeal (namely, Supreme Court ...
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Name of political tactic

Is there a name for a political tactic or a political theory where the leader of a public organization performs actions that only just fulfill the expectations of the masses (when potentially far more ...
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When the founding fathers of the USA added Freedom of Religion, were there any religions in North America that killed in the name of religion?

Many of the people who came to North America in the first place came to avoid religious persecution. This being the case; at the time the founding fathers added Freedom of Religion to the ...
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What is the historical basis of Israeli and Palestinian claims to the land that is now under Israeli control?

I know there is a conflict between Israel and Palestine over the land which is now recognized as Israel. Palestinians and their supporters claim the land has been the residence of Palestinians and ...
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What is USA's position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

What is USA's position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Are they neutral? Are they trying to end the conflict, or help one of the parties? If not, why do they support one side?
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Why did “inter-racial” marriage attract disapproval even from African-Americans?

In a post by Gallup, In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958, past polls indicate that while the majority of African-Americans have approved of "inter-racial" marriages since ...
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How can the UK Labour Party get a majority without a plurality of the popular vote?

It's often said in UK politics that the Conservatives usually require a 7 percent lead in the popular vote to gain an overall majority of seats in the House of Commons; but the Labour party can get a ...
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Members of Central American Tariff System (SAC)

Who are the member states of the Central American Tariff System (SAC)? I'm looking for a list of current members. If possible please also link an official page or website or your source.
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How much influence does a threat of military force by the United States have?

Many of the conflicts involving the United States in a non-peace-keeping role have involved the United States threatening military action if some demand (either made by the US or a multi-national ...
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Online data on Australian politician votes

I am not intimately familiar with the political process of voting on bills and reporting on results of votes, but I'm wondering: When politicians vote on bills in parliament, is information about ...
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Why is ISIS taking hostages?

Why is ISIS taking hostages, beheading them, and broadcasting their deaths on the internet? I'm not asking "Why" as in "Who would be so evil to do this?", but as in what are their stated and/or ...
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What is the origin of the idea that money is somehow special as far as “fairness” in political thinking?

What is the origin of development of the idea in political/philosophical thinking that money/wealth is somehow special as far as the idea of "fairness"? What are the reasons cited by that development ...
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Why has Japan been largely pacifist since WWII?

Japan has been largely pacifist since WWII. Although it does have armed forces, I've heard that the country hasn't killed anyone in combat since WWII. While I assume that WWII, the deadliest war in ...

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