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Democrats who voted for Obamacare cut by half in new Senate

Democrats who voted for Obamacare cut by half in new Senate | Asia | Scoop.it
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is eighth senator who voted for health care law to be defeated at the polls.
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In your opinion do you think Obama Care will loose it's funding because of all the new Republicans in the house.

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Social Media Statistics Australia - February 2015

Social Media Statistics Australia - February 2015 | Asia | Scoop.it
View our social media report showing the most popular social networks in Australia over February 2015
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With Australia's social networks quickly gaining active users, how much of an impact do you think America has had on them?

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Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods | Asia | Scoop.it
A new study says global warming will lead to more extreme swings of the El Niño-La Niña cycle.
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With Australia apart of this new weird weather cycle we are in, how do you think they will adapt to it?

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Training to help cultural industries protect their intellectual property rights | Pacific Beat

Law enforcement officers in Fiji are learning about intellectual property rights and how they apply to local culture.
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Do you think this extra training will help better protect intellectual items?

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South America, 1600–1800 A.D. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Do you think Europe has set a strong foot in South American art style?

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Deforestation in South America

Deforestation in South America | Asia | Scoop.it
Deforestation simply put means the removal of trees and forests, usually through cutting or burning. In South America, most deforestation takes place because of a need for agricultural land. In countries with poor economies, such as those in South America, people turn to agriculture to meet the everyday needs of living.
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In your opinion what will happen to South America's economy if deforestation continues?

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Can South America thrive under a commodity-driven economy?

Can South America thrive under a commodity-driven economy? | Asia | Scoop.it
After some years of steady economic growth and geopolitical integration, the countries of the region struggle to perform with a reduced demand for its local goods The economic history of South Amer...
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How would you feel living in a shaky economy?

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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency | Asia | Scoop.it
In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff ra...
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Should West Africa be worried about the outbreak of Ebola there?

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Africa: Empire and Colonialism - Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa's Future

Africa: Empire and Colonialism - Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa's Future | Asia | Scoop.it
Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. In return for receiving aid money and corporate investment, African countries have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to acquire farmland, control seed supplies and export produce.
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Should these countries even accept aid anymore, since it is carving out there government the way big businesses want it?

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South Africa: Professionalising Social Work

South Africa: Professionalising Social Work | Asia | Scoop.it
Managers in the social work sector must have the relevant social work qualifications and be registered professionals.
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Why do you think social workers were ever allows to not have the correct credentials?

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Russia Threatens Nukes in Crimea

Russia Threatens Nukes in Crimea | Asia | Scoop.it
In December 2014 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia’s Interfax news agency that because Crimea had been absorbed into Russia and was no longer part of Ukraine, Russia “has the righ
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Would you be scared if you were living in Crimea?  Would you fight back?

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European firms boost ops as government pushes for smart cities

European firms boost ops as government pushes for smart cities | Asia | Scoop.it
Firms such as Schneider Electric, Alstom, ABB and ThyssenKrupp are reinforcing their Indian operations
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EU Experts To Help Develop Social Protection Policy -

EU Experts To Help Develop Social Protection Policy - | Asia | Scoop.it
Experts from the European Union are in Ghana to support the Ghanaian Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in the process
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Do you think they really need this new protection policy after reading this article?

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Arctic Monkeying: Contrasting Visions of Canada's Northeast | Big Think

Arctic Monkeying: Contrasting Visions of Canada's Northeast | Big Think | Asia | Scoop.it
It would have taken geology millions of years to move and mould land masses to the degree suggested here. It took cartography less than a hundred years, from the mid-17th to the mid-18th century.
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" Do you think these historic map makers came close to making accurate maps or did they describe them terribly?

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Australian Infrastructure Audit: WA worst road, best economic growth

Australian Infrastructure Audit: WA worst road, best economic growth | Asia | Scoop.it
Western Australia is tipped to become the congestion capital of Australia after a national audit tipped Perth's key road corridors of the future would not keep pace with growth and cost millions in delays.
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How do you think Perth's economy will struggle from these road delays?

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Almost five million Australians says they have no religious beliefs

Almost five million Australians says they have no religious beliefs | Asia | Scoop.it
WE love Christmas and spend billions celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, but according to a report, Australians are losing their religion.
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With all the different cultures making up Australia, why do you think this is?

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Budget night: when Australia's political class pretends it controls the economy | Tim Lyons

Budget night: when Australia's political class pretends it controls the economy | Tim Lyons | Asia | Scoop.it
This year’s budget was all about having a go, ‘Tony’s Tradies’ and signalling to the base – oh, and maintaining a useful conceit
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Do you think they will be able to decide on a federal budget after this conference?

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How Geography Shaped American History, Law and Politics

How Geography Shaped American History, Law and Politics | Asia | Scoop.it
Many of the divisions today between “red” and “blue” states correlate sharply with geography, says author.
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Do you agree with this article saying that South America's countries were formed by geographical features?

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Catholic Church losing ground in Latin America - Religion News Service

Catholic Church losing ground in Latin America - Religion News Service | Asia | Scoop.it
MIAMI (RNS) People gave a wide variety of reasons for abandoning the Catholic Church. The most common answer was people saying they wanted a more personal connection with God.
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Do you think this is true and if so why?

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Long in charge, leftist leaders struggle across South America

Long in charge, leftist leaders struggle across South America | Asia | Scoop.it
Argentina may not be alone in South America moving from left to right in the coming days. A string of leftist leaders across the continent have come under scrutiny in recent months for political scandals, falling poll numbers and economic reverses that, in the case of Venezuela, have produced the world’s second-highest inflation rate after Syria.
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How would you feel about having a president with an approval rate of 27%?

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Civil servants ban sale of car number plates that may be read as 'Islam'

Civil servants ban sale of car number plates that may be read as 'Islam' | Asia | Scoop.it
DVLA chiefs say personalised combinations that contain 15LAM can be withheld from sale in order not to upset religious sensitivities.
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Is it fair to the Islamic community that they cannot have Islam the name of there religion the there plate?

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Positive economic news must be tempered by caveats | Herald Scotland

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Why do you think this nation is having such a hard time selling its diamonds off to other countries?

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Mugabe lambasts West on visit to S.Africa

Mugabe lambasts West on visit to S.Africa | Asia | Scoop.it
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a wide-ranging attack on Western colonisation in Africa and recent intervention in the Arab world, as he made his first state visit to South Africa in 21 years. The veteran leader, 91, seized the opportunity of a televised press conference with President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria to lambast the United Nations Security Council, the United States and former colonial power Britain. "We want a political environment in which we are not interfered with by outsiders and we become masters of ourselves in Africa," Mugabe told reporters. "We don't think we are getting a fair deal at the United Nations.
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If you lived in Zimbabwe would you have been happy with your leaders hatred for the new better developed western world?

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Religious intolerance ‘matter of concern’, says former European Commission chief

Religious intolerance ‘matter of concern’, says former European Commission chief | Asia | Scoop.it
Barroso’s remarks come within days of US President Barack Obama’s comments on religious tolerance in India.
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Greece to Unveil Economic Policy Ahead of Key European Union Talks

Greece to Unveil Economic Policy Ahead of Key European Union Talks | Asia | Scoop.it
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will unveil a high-stakes economic programme today ahead of a key meeting with eurozone finance ministers this week when Athens will push for a new debt deal with international creditors.
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In your point of view would you be angered with Greece if you were apart of the EU?

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The Role Of The New European Energy Union

The Role Of The New European Energy Union | Asia | Scoop.it
The European Commission has launched an initiative to create a European Energy Union to "reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy", focusing on energy security and decarbonizing the continent’s economies. Sounds great! But what happens if you’re definition of decarbonizing differs from Germany’s?
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How do you think this will affect the Europe energy usage as a whole?

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