As voting begins after one of the longest campaigns in memory, opinion polls suggest that the UK general election remains too close to call. Nearly all the polls published in the last two days have Labour and the Conservatives tied, with only a handful giving one or the other a narrow advantage.
The lead has ebbed and flowed in the week’s before the election, and almost always remained within the margin or error, as likely to have been caused by statistical vagaries as by real voting trends. The bookies are convinced that the Conservatives will end up with more seats than Labour, but they too are little help when it comes to predicting who will be PM: many are offering the same odds on Ed Miliband and David Cameron.
When is the 2015 general election?
Today. Thursday 7 May was the date decreed by the Fixed Term Parliament Act, introduced by the coalition early in this parliament.
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What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly.
This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning. A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal. To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.
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Explainer: why the Greek election is so important ?
This Greek election is the most important in recent memory. It appears Syriza has won win by a large margin, ending four decades of two-party rule in Greece.
Since 2010 – and as a result of austerity measures – the country has seen its GDP shrink by nearly a quarter, its unemployment reach a third of the labour force and nearly half of its population fall below the poverty line.
With the slogan “hope is coming” Syriza, a party that prior to 2012 polled around 4.5% of the vote, seems to have achieved the impossible: creating a broad coalition that, at least rhetorically, rejects the TINA argument (There Is No Alternative) that previous Greek administrations have accepted. In its place, Syriza advocates a post-austerity vision, both for Greece and Europe, with re-structuring of sovereign debt at its centre.
How significant is this victory for Europe and the rest of the world? Comments range from grave concerns about the impact on the euro and the global economy to jubilant support for the renewal of the European left. For sure, Syriza is at the centre of political attention in Europe.
But, what is Syriza?
The origins of the party are to be found in a series of splits and consolidations involving various left-wing political groupings that, in one form or another, were originally related to the Communist Party of Greece. Syriza in its current form is a strategic coalition comprising a variety of political platforms that include social democrats, radical socialists and communists, environmentalists, anti-globalisation campaigners and human rights advocates.
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El Rey ha declinado sus poderes, la Corona permanece; esa es la virtualidad del sistema monárquico, un factor de estabilidad extraordinario.
La personalidad de Juan Carlos I, su talante y talento naturales, hace de su abdicación un punto y aparte en la Historia de España.
Alcanzado a ver los árboles por encima del bosque acordaríamos que su reinado ha tenido el carácter fundacional propio de los personajes que marcan la vida de sus naciones, gentes dotadas del sentido de la orientación y olfato necesarios para culminar la travesía después de haber fijado el rumbo adecuado para llegar a puerto.
El Rey comenzó a serlo en un Estado autocrático, cuya jefatura acumulaba todos los poderes en una sola mano. Pudo utilizarlos para desmontar aquel tinglado de la democracia orgánica pero su instinto le llevó a hacer el cambio desde ella misma; a recorrer el camino hasta la nueva legalidad desde aquel punto de partida, propósito que muchos consideraban imposible.
El objetivo fue cumplido y España dejó de ser políticamente diferente. Europa, la defensa occidental, alternancia de gobiernos, liberalizaciones, crecimiento y crisis; un país ejemplar para el mundo mientras duró el afán de superar la triste historia africanista de miseria y espadones prestos a salvarla. Una nación que conquistó la paz a golpe de urna, y el sentido histórico de su ser.
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The debate about if it is possible to defeat sceptical doubts have been debated in Philosophy for long time since. The reason claims that we cannot know for sure about all the things that surround us. This essay will discuss Is it possible to defeat all sceptical doubts relating to our knowledge of the external world?
At a first view everything I do appears to be real. I define real all the things I do while I am awake. Reality is therefore defined as everything we can have an idea of. For example If I tell than an object have 4 legs we imagine or tend to imagine a wide range of objects or animals with 4 legs; but if I say chair then you picture any kind of 4 leg element with this description. In reality the same happens; reality is showed as a picture that I can sense, smell, touch, and hear but never ever be sure that is real. The reason is we don’t know. And the more we dig in the more certainty we can assure this acknowledge.
“ for anything anyone believes there are equals powerful reasons for believe the opposite” So live without opinions” -Pyrrho
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