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Recall the law? Proposal would allow voters to repeal unpopular bills - Superior Telegram

Recall the law?Proposal would allow voters to repeal unpopular billsSuperior TelegramA Democratic lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next session that, if passed, would allow the public to force a referendum to repeal individual laws.and more »...
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Εξοπλιστικό μπαράζ απο Ρωσία! Έκτακτη συνάντηση Ρωσίας-Κίνας ... - Newsnow

Εξοπλιστικό μπαράζ απο Ρωσία! Έκτακτη συνάντηση Ρωσίας-Κίνας ... - Newsnow | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
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Kyrsten Sinema Uses Constitution Not Bible to Take Oath of Office - PolicyMic

Kyrsten Sinema Uses Constitution Not Bible to Take Oath of Office - PolicyMic | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
PolicyMic Kyrsten Sinema Uses Constitution Not Bible to Take Oath of Office PolicyMic This week, as members of the 113th Congress were sworn in, Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D - Ariz.) drew attention as she placed her hand over a copy of the...
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Switzerland dedicates 2013 to their living traditions for tourists - Times of India

Switzerland dedicates 2013 to their living traditions for tourists - Times of India | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Switzerland dedicates 2013 to their living traditions for tourists
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Speaking at a Swiss promotional event in Bangalore, Stephan Heuberger, director, Switzerland Tourism, India, listed India as a key market.
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Obama should butt out of UK's Europe referendum plans - The Commentator

Obama should butt out of UK's Europe referendum plans - The Commentator | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Anti-democratic practices from Brussels are bad enough without Americans encouraging the eurocrats' worst instincts (RT @TheCommentator: Exactly what is says on the tin: "Obama should butt out of UK's Europe referendum plans".
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Beginner’s guide to Italy’s general elections 2013

Gideon Rachman and his FT colleagues debate international affairs (RT @fttheworld: Beginner’s guide to Italy’s general elections 2013 http://t.co/9T7gXCnw)...
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Referendum result 'the worst' for Romania - PublicServiceEurope.com

Referendum result 'the worst' for Romania - PublicServiceEurope.com | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
AFPReferendum result 'the worst' for RomaniaPublicServiceEurope.comThe results of the Romanian referendum on Sunday were as I had anticipated and feared.
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£38 billion defence budget black hole: filling in the gaps | Full Fact

£38 billion defence budget black hole: filling in the gaps | Full Fact | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate. (RT @FullFact: Where is the evidence for the £38bn 'black hole' in the defence budget?
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Judge: Only citizens should vote - Hernando Today

Judge: Only citizens should vote - Hernando Today | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Judge: Only citizens should voteHernando TodayThe seemingly simple and common sense proposition that only United States citizens should be allowed to vote in American elections, including in Florida, has been endorsed by a federal district judge in...
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"Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy" by ...

"Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy" by ... | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
... Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, in which he analyzed the changing nature of politics from being middle class oriented to transforming into popular democracy in which “the opinion of the masses” ...
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Red Cross announces blood drives - Canton Daily Ledger

Red Cross announces blood drives - Canton Daily Ledger | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Red Cross announces blood drivesCanton Daily LedgerWhile the Independence Day holiday will surely ignite many spectacular fireworks extravaganzas, the American Red Cross is counting on donors to spark the nation's blood supply.
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Cavemen bones yield oldest modern human DNA - CBS News

Cavemen bones yield oldest modern human DNA - CBS News | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it

What may be the oldest fragments of the modern human genome found yet have now been revealed -- DNA from the 7,000-year-old bones of two cavemen unearthed in Spain, researchers say. These findings suggest the cavemen there were not the ancestors of the people found in the region today.

 

The skeletons of two young adult males were discovered by chance in 2006 by cave explorers in a cavern high in the Cantabrian mountain range, whose main entrance is found at 4,920 feet (1,500 meters) altitude. Winters there are notably cold, which helped preserve the DNA in the bones. These bones date back to the Mesolithic period, before agriculture spread to the Iberian Peninsula with Neolithic settlers from the Middle East. These cavemen were hunter-gatherers, judging by the ornament that one was found with of red-deer canines embroidered onto a cloth.

 

Scientists have recently sequenced the genomes of our closest extinct relatives, the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. When it came to our lineage, the oldest modern human genomes recovered yet came from Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991. Researchers have salvaged DNA from even older human cells, but this comes from the mitochondria that generate energy for our bodies, and not from the nucleus where our chromosomes are housed.


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To Our Minds, Honesty Comes in Shades of Gray

To Our Minds, Honesty Comes in Shades of Gray | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it

A professor of behavioral economics and psychology at Duke University, Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, and The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic, both New York Times bestsellers. Ariely’s new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, explores some of the surprising reasons we lie to each other, and ourselves.


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Πεινασμένοι λύκοι εισβάλουν σε χωριά στη Ρωσία - novasports.gr

Πεινασμένοι λύκοι εισβάλουν σε χωριά στη Ρωσία - novasports.gr | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
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Κυνήγι λύκων ξεκινά από τις 15 Ιανουαρίου και για 3 μήνες στη βορειοανατολική Ρωσία.
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Το ευρωπαϊκό κοινωνικό μοντέλο δεν χρειάζεται περισσότερη ... - Το Βήμα Online

Το ευρωπαϊκό κοινωνικό μοντέλο δεν χρειάζεται περισσότερη ... - Το Βήμα Online | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Το ευρωπαϊκό κοινωνικό μοντέλο δεν χρειάζεται περισσότερη ...
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Αυτό συμβαίνει αν οι νέες οικονομικές δυνάμεις είναι σημαντικότερες ως ανταγωνιστές παρά ως πελάτες. Αυτό δεν ισχύει όσον αφορά την Κίνα.
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First the US and now GERMANY warn Cameron against holding referendum on the European Union as row goes global

First the US and now GERMANY warn Cameron against holding referendum on the European Union as row goes global | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister will use a landmark speech on the UK’s relationship with Europe to set out the process he hopes will secure the return of powers from Brussels. (First the US and now GERMANY warn Cameron against holding referendum on ...
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We Demand a Referendum Party

The official website of the We Demand a Referendum Party www.WeDemandaReferendum.org www.LetthePeopleDecide.eu (RT @NSinclaireMEP: If you want to send a clear message that YOU want a referendum, then pledge your support to @lettheppldecide
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Constitution Check: Is the “war on terrorism” coming to an end? - Constitution Daily (blog)

Constitution Check: Is the “war on terrorism” coming to an end? - Constitution Daily (blog) | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
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Constitution Check: Is the “war on terrorism” coming to an end?
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Quebec's Charest Calls September Vote Amid Protests - Businessweek

Quebec's Charest Calls September Vote Amid Protests - Businessweek | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
CBC.caQuebec's Charest Calls September Vote Amid ProtestsBusinessweekQuebec voters will go to the polls Sept.
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Does Facebook boost civic engagement among American youths, too?

Does Facebook boost civic engagement among American youths, too? | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Participation in online communities increases civic engagement – but just socializing on Facebook doesn't, according to a new study of young Americans and the Internet.
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Participatory Democracy and Porto Alegre | Peer2Politics

Participatory Democracy and Porto Alegre | Peer2Politics | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
I think the most radical change that I would suggest is actually in how we decide things together, a real alternative to representative democracy, because for me if you actually want government for the people, you've really got to have government...
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Technocrats, IRS and Obamacare Use the US Constitution Against Us

Technocrats, IRS and Obamacare Use the US Constitution Against Us | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Despite the US Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare, the Commerce Clause in the US Constitution states: “[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several ...
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Γιάννης Βαρουφάκης: Η Ελλάδα έχει τελειώσει

Γιάννης Βαρουφάκης: Η Ελλάδα έχει τελειώσει | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
Συνέντευξη του οικονομολόγου Γιάννη Βαρουφάκη στο ABC (BBC της Αυστραλίας). Ο καθηγητής του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών υποστηρίζει ότι η Ελλάδα δεν μπορεί να διασωθεί.
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Good and outstanding leadership: what's the difference?

Good and outstanding leadership: what's the difference? | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Good and outstanding leadership: what's the difference?The Guardian (blog)An appreciative inquiry approach leads to looking at what works and building on this – rather than getting mired in the weeds of old problems.

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Understanding the phenomenon of Synesthesia [INFOGRAPHICS]

Understanding the phenomenon of Synesthesia [INFOGRAPHICS] | Direct Democracy | Scoop.it

http://health.visualinformation.info/understanding-the-phenomenon-of-synesthesia-infographic/

 

Scroll up and down on the right side of the infographics.

 


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