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Could the next generation of Republicans already be here?

Could the next generation of Republicans already be here? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
There’s probably never been a time when humanity wasn’t collectively in a torment and uproar about what its young folk were up to. (Gur to Urp, 10,000 B.C.: “Can you believe how short the girls are...
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All-Female ISIS Brigade Cracks Down on Women

All-Female ISIS Brigade Cracks Down on Women | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Their mandate? To apprehend civilian women who do not follow the organization's strict brand of Sharia law.
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Could Kurdistan, Scotland or Catalonia soon be free?

Could Kurdistan, Scotland or Catalonia soon be free? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

The prospect of independence for these regions does not look promising.

 

Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a vote, it would be joining two other parts of the world embarked on similar paths: Scotland and Catalonia.

 

In Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond has set the referendum on Scottish independence from Britain for Sept. 18. The Catalonian government, led by Artur Mas, has scheduled its referendum for Nov. 9. Although the British government in Westminster has not stood in the way of a referendum, Scottish opinion polls show a narrow lead for those who want to stay within the United Kingdom. In Catalonia, by contrast, the central government in Spain has declared the referendum illegal, but the polls overwhelmingly favor independence.

 

Independence for all three of these regions makes little sense at this point in time.

 

 


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Josep Sort's curator insight, July 20, 2:03 AM
It is clear that people will fight to have a post in the embassy in Barcelona!!!!
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At former Virginia Gov. McDonnell's corruption trial, character will be key factor

At former Virginia Gov. McDonnell's corruption trial, character will be key factor | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond-area businessman.

 

Before his Rolex watch became the talk of Richmond, before it was known that a wheeling-and-dealing businessman had picked up the catering bill for his daughter’s wedding, former governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) was known as a family man who got things done for Virginia.


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US criticizes lack of access to Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site

US criticizes lack of access to Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
International monitors were given less than three hours of limited access on Saturday.
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Ukraine: Ghoulish tourists take pics of corpses left rotting

Ukraine: Ghoulish tourists take pics of corpses left rotting | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Here on the gentle rolling hills of eastern Ukraine, lay the innocent people whose lives were extinguished so suddenly in an explosion at 33,000 feet.
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Anti-Israel protesters rally across France, defying ban imposed after synagogue clash

Anti-Israel protesters rally across France, defying ban imposed after synagogue clash | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over into France.
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Dutch banks act on MH17 victim credit card theft reports

Dutch banks act on MH17 victim credit card theft reports | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Amsterdam (AFP) - Dutch banks said Saturday they were taking "preventative measures" after reports of credit cards being looted from the Ukrainian crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, where 192 Dutch citizens died.
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Despite Israeli Push in Gaza, Hamas Fighters Slip Through Tunnels

Despite Israeli Push in Gaza, Hamas Fighters Slip Through Tunnels | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Even as Israeli forces moved to demolish militants’ tunnels into Israel, several Hamas fighters slipped through passages on Saturday and fought gun battles with Israeli soldiers.
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Western officials believe Russian commander linked to missile strike on airliner

Western officials believe Russian commander linked to missile strike on airliner | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Senior Western intelligence officials believe they have found evidence that the Russian commander Igor Strelkov Girkin oversaw the missile strike Thursday that downed a Malaysian commercial airliner over Ukraine, killing all 289 aboard, U.S. officials tell Fox News.
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Why Europe's Largest Political Movement - Christian Democracy - Is Losing Its Grip

Why Europe's Largest Political Movement - Christian Democracy - Is Losing Its Grip | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The Europe of today is a creation of Christian Democrats. They were the architects of European integration and of postwar Atlanticism. And they were crucial in shaping the form of constitutional democracy that prevailed in the Western half of the continent after 1945 and has steadily been extended east since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
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Ukraine rebels 'destroy MH17 clues'

Ukraine rebels 'destroy MH17 clues' | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Ukraine has accused pro-Russian rebels of trying to destroy evidence of "international crimes" at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane.

It said the rebels "led by Russia" were preventing international experts from starting their investigation.

 

An OSCE team is for a second day being prevented by militiamen from reaching the wreckage.

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Democrats' problem: The 2014 quest to get single women to the polls

Democrats' problem: The 2014 quest to get single women to the polls | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
It has been nearly a month since the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, yet the issue has remained at the top of the political news now for weeks -- a key facet in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
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Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes

Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good.
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There ought to be a law!

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What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation: Elizabeth Warren is their choice

What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation: Elizabeth Warren is their choice | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
DETROIT — At a high-profile gathering of progressives this week, Hillary Clinton was tolerated, Barack Obama was pitied, and Elizabeth Warren was treated like a hero. The annual liberal confab known as Netroots Nation brought together around 3,000 activists converged for several days of campaign training, a protest or two, and speeches from Warren,...
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Report: ISIS jihadists in Northern Syria stone a woman to death allegedly for adultery

Report: ISIS jihadists in Northern Syria stone a woman to death allegedly for adultery | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. It was the first “execution” of i...
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Thousands flee Israeli shelling on east Gaza

Thousands flee Israeli shelling on east Gaza | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
People flee their homes by foot after heavy overnight bombardment killed dozens of Palestinians.

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 This is Genocide.

 

"What [Palestinians] are [saying] is that how can the world accept the Israelis targeting civilians in an area which is completely shut off? There are no shelters, no early warning systems, no sirens. The population is basically completely naked to the enormously strong Israeli military machine."

 

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▶ Buk missile system leaves Ukraine for Russia after MH17 shot down: YouTube

Buk ground-to air-missile system leaving Ukraine soon after the Malaysian plane MH-17 crashed. http://belsat.eu/en/wiadomosci/
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London: Tens of thousands rally against Israel’s Gaza operation

London: Tens of thousands rally against Israel’s Gaza operation | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
In huge demonstration, protesters denounce Israel as terrorist state, castigate PM Cameron for backing right to self-defense
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Report: Ukraine knew of separatists' air-defense capabilities but did not close air space

Report: Ukraine knew of separatists' air-defense capabilities but did not close air space | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Ukraine intelligence officials said they knew three days before the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that rebels in the east of the country possessed sophisticated air-defense systems capable of felling a jetliner at altitudes in excess of where the Boeing 777 was flying.
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Connecticut GOP: Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism

Connecticut GOP: Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
HARTFORD – Retouching images to make them look sinister and taking quotes out of context to hammer home an attack have long been staples of negative political ads.
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Republicans try to close the Geek Gap: Political Campaigns Owe A Lot to Techies

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Cuomo on the scene in Ukraine: No question scene has been corrupted

Cuomo on the scene in Ukraine: No question scene has been corrupted | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
CNN reporter Chris Cuomo said there is no question the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has been “corrupted.”
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Are Ukrainian locals using credit cards found in MH17 crash rubble?

Are Ukrainian locals using credit cards found in MH17 crash rubble? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

Militia group says it's possible credit cards have been taken from site.

Leaders of a militia group in Ukraine say it’s possible the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has been looted, and that local people in Ukraine are now using the credit cards of victims, according to an MSNBC News report.

 

MSNBC reporter Keir Simmons said militia representatives held a news conference early Saturday morning where they made the stunning statements.

 

 Just to share with you some shocking news that we’re hearing from a militia news conference that’s just been held in the last hour, one of the leaders of that group saying apparently at that news conference that it is possible that local people here have been using the credit cards of some of those victims,” Simmons said. “If that is the case that is absolutely stunning.”

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Should You Avoid Flying Airlines That Have Had Crashes in the Past?

Should You Avoid Flying Airlines That Have Had Crashes in the Past? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine on Thursday, following the disappearance of its Flight 370 in March, is the second mysterious incident involving the airline this year. The inc...
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