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About Andoreion

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  1. "Europe is undemocratic. The power lies with unelected, faceless bureaucrats." Democracy in the European Union operates in different ways. The most powerful decision-making body, the Council of Ministers, is responsible through its members to parliaments and electorates in every EU country. Each country decides how to make its ministers accountable. Direct elections to the European Parliament have created a body with a clear mandate from the electorate. MEPs are accountable for their work on legislation and in scrutinising the other EU institutions. The unelected European Commission is often
  2. Heh..not like it's that easy to leave the EU right now. ;) Current European legislation prohibits countries from leaving, unless all countries in the EU unanimously vote in favor of it. This is changed in the constitution btw. If I recall correctly, a nation can leave the Union if it gives a two years notice. I have a hard time understanding though, why some many of the British are opposed to a constitution they don't know the first thing about. You guys should try reading it. It pretty much fixes many of the points EuroSceptics have been wailing about for years. :) Speaking of the EU, here ar
  3. Last words spoken before execution . . . Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel. Executed in electric chair in New York. ~~ George Appel, d. 1928 You are going to hurt me, please don't hurt me, just one more moment, I beg you! Guillotined. ~~ Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, d. 1793 I am going to be face to face with Jesus now. . . . I love you all very much. I will see you all when you get there. . . . I will wait for you. Executed by injection, Texas. ~~ Karla Faye Tucker Brown, d. February 3, 1998 Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way. Executed by firing
  4. Some pretty good upgrades for the demo at http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=36670 Play as the Orks or Imperial Guard in the demo, and built terminators, landraiders, and the Squiggoth. If you don't have it yet, you can skip most of the waiting lists by downloading it at http://media.hugi.is/hahradi/demos/dow_demo_install.exe
  5. May have been posted before, but still hillarious. http://www.rockpapersaddam.com
  6. Mars and Venus? The issue of when, whether and how force can and should be used was at the heart of international discussions and disagreement in the run-up to the Iraq campaign and remains controversial. In its wake, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, which is headquartered in Washington DC, and the Compagnia di San Paolo, which is based in Turin, commissioned comprehensive surveys of public opinion in seven European countries and the United States on a broad range of international issues, including the use of force. The results — contained in the paper Transatlantictrends 2003 —
  7. Heh.. people like him had better be careful. Some animals strike back ;) Florida man charged with shooting puppies gets shot after dog pulls trigger PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A man who tried to shoot seven puppies was shot himself when one of the dogs put its paw on the revolver's trigger. Jerry Allen Bradford, 37, was charged with felony animal cruelty, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. He was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to his wrist. Bradford said he decided to shoot the three-month-old shepherd-mix dogs in the head because he couldn't find them a home,
  8. They don't. And as a result, they have quite an interesting legal system.
  9. LONDON (Reuters) - Two criminals showed their polite side on Friday when they thanked the judge after he sent them to jail for six years each for converting hundreds of blank-firing guns into lethal weapons. As Judge David Paget sentenced Stephen Herbert, 47, and Gary Beard, 46, one of them called out with a smile: "Thank you judge, that's lovely." The other was heard to mutter: "We got away with that one." Their crimes could have attracted maximum penalties of 10 years. A factory in southeast London run by the two men converted over one gun a day into fully functioning arms during a 14 mont
  10. I just came across a site that has all soundtracks from LucasArts games available for download. From old games such as Dark Forces and Monkey Island to more recent ones such as Knights of the Old Republic. The site is here. Enjoy :)
  11. Related topic (same source): Top French socialist puts conditions on supporting Constitution 10.09.2004 - 09:33 CET | By Lisbeth Kirk French Socialist support for the EU Constitution hangs in the balance today, as an influential party figure places conditions on his endorsement of the text. Former Socialist Prime Minister Laurent Fabius said last night (9 September) that deficiencies in the text need to be rectified before his endorsement at the upcoming French referendum. Speaking in a France 2 television interview Mr Fabius stopped short of calling for the text to be revised but said it was
  12. 10.09.2004 - 09:33 CET | By Marit Ruuda The UK's referendum campaign got underway yesterday, as the government published its case for the Constitution. The Referendum is likely to be at least a year away, but the campaign has started, with the UK government publishing, yesterday (9 September), a 49-page guide to the Constitution. "I have no hesitation in commending it to the country as a success and as a major step forward in creating the kind of Europe that the British people want", Mr Blair wrote in the foreword. It establishes clearly where the EU can and cannot act, and confirms the EU is
  13. Friday's bloody end to the hostage crisis at a school in the southern Russian town in Beslan came on the heels of a suicide bomb attack in central Moscow and the blowing up, in mid-air, of two Russian passenger planes. All these attacks have been linked to the ongoing rebellion in Chechnya. If anything, the string of terrorist attacks in Russia this past week have given the lie to President Putin's proclamation that the breakaway republic has been "pacified". The taking of civilian hostages has been part and parcel of the Chechen rebels' combat strategy ever since the first Chechen War started
  14. Gmail looks well enough, although some sites are quite critical of it. Check http://gmail-is-too-creepy.com/ for instance.
  15. I don't think many European (short of Prodi ;)) would be interested in forming a European Superstate (I know I sure as hell wouldn't want to end up in the same country as the Italians and the French;)). What does irritate me is that national politicans take all the credit for the advantages of the EU, while at the same time blaming it for everything that is wrong with the system. It doesn't help either that most of the advantages are invisible in every day life. As a result, most people are oblivious as to the good sides of the European Union, since the only media coverage is usually negative
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