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Gerard Meijssen
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be clear that the United Kingdom is hardly democratic and it has a well established political system maintaining it that way. One person one vote would not have the conservatives in power.
It’s time to get past meaningless terms like “the will of the people.” With a less sentimental, more precise view of why democracy is so…
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Please read ..
An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Independent: According to a study carried out by corporate research firm MSCI, CEO's that get paid the most run some of the worst-performing companies. It found that every $100 invested in companies with the highest-paid CEOs would have grown to $265 ...
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Hell no, what is the point of seeing how the games are rigged by the Russians?
Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.
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How can anyone suggest that Turkey is a country governed by the rule of law. How can anyone suggest that people are safe in Turkey when they do not fit a pattern allowed by its government?
Turkey announces the closure of 131 media outlets and issues 47 arrests warrants for journalists, as a crackdown continues after a failed coup.
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Have #Wikipedia share the sum of available #knowledge
If Wikipedia is to succeed in sharing the sum of all knowledge, it has to first share the sum of available knowledge. To do this Wikipedians have to become more inclusive. They have to realise that Wikipedia is not about them but about its readers. Typicall...
If Wikipedia is to succeed in sharing the sum of all knowledge, it has to first share the sum of available knowledge. To do this Wikipedians have to become more inclusive. They have to realise that Wikipedia is not about them...
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Obviously; he will be protected by the secret service
Donald Trump says his presidency would usher in a new era of security and prosperity, as he accepts the Republican presidential nomination.
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the status quo of Obama or the change that was brought by the Republicans is an easy choice.. Just look at the track record.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has taken to the stage at the Republican National Convention, confirming that he will be Donald Trump's running mate in the race for the White House.
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so what do they prove? Do they really think that this permits them to exceed their powers? They have the power but that does not mean that it is permitted.
The government of Australia's Northern Territory is counter-suing two boys who were subdued with tear gas at a detention centre, reports say.
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What have lawyers to say about this? Is it not a crime to invite people to break the law?
Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
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First fine the companies that hid climate change in the first place. There action are a major contributor to the damage that was done. Second tax the use of oil use and its derivatives.
What's the fairest way of sharing the cost of climate change, asks Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel.
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#Wikipedia - #GMO controversy as a red herring
#Wikipedia has/had a big discussion on the safety of GMO food . When you read from what the Signpost has to say; it is only about the safety for people to eat this stuff. The problem is that many promises have been made and this is only one issue, not even ...
#Wikipedia has/had a big discussion on the safety of GMO food. When you read from what the Signpost has to say; it is only about the safety for people to eat this stuff. The problem is that many promises have been made and th...
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Black lives matter. Who dares to deny the severity of the issues?
A black therapist looking after an autistic patient was shot and wounded by a police officer in North Miami, whilst lying on the ground with his hands raised.
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promote Open Source and Open Content
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  • Wikimedia Foundation
    outreach consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Stichting Open Progress
    promote Open Source and Open Content, 2011
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Almere Nederland
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- Zwaag, Rotterdam, Wimbledon, Farnham, Hoorn, Almere