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Sharia vs Common Law

Islamic Law in the United States?

Senator Sam Brownback had an interesting exchange with Michael Mukasey in the course of the latter’s committee hearings to become attorney general.

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Regression analysis

TimesSelect Yugoslav Province Chief Quits Over Ethnic Riots

Mahmut Bakali, the Communist Party leader in riot-troubled Kosovo Province, resigned today after a report accused the province’s leaders of responsibility for separatist riots last month by ethnic Albanians. The Yugoslav press agency, Tanyug, said Mr. Bakali submitted his resignation during a session of the provincial party committee in Pristina, the capital.

May 6, 1981

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Good Times???

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It can be safely said that, of all the countries that are envisioned to be party of this agreement, Albania is DEAD LAST in the race to join. A year after the ‘initialling’ (not signing) of the Agreement between some Brussels bureaucrats, and Albania few EU parliaments have ratified this agreement. Incidentally, the SAA process with Serbia and Bosnia is expected to last 1 year. Compare this to Albania’s 5.

SAA Ratification Process

   AUSTRIA

   BELGIUM

   GREAT BRITAIN

   DENMARK

   ESTONIA

   FINLAND

   FRANCE

   GERMANY

   GREECE

   HOLLAND

   HUNGARY

   IRELAND

   ITALY

   LATVIA

   LITHUANIA

   LUXEMBOURG

   MALTA

   POLAND

   PORTUGAL

   CYPRUS

   CHECK REPUBLIC

   SLOVAKIA

   SLOVENIA

   SPAIN

   SWEDEN

 
 
Date of signature
The date of signature shall be the same in general for all the Parties on the grounds of an Agreement/Convention and shall be indicated in the Details of the Agreement. However, should one ore more Parties sign on a later date, when the Agreement/Convention is open for signatures, this information shall be mentioned in the Details of Ratification.

Date of Notification
This is the date when one Party notifies that the Secretariat-General of the Council has ratified/approved/concluded and has agreed to an Agreement/Convention.

Entry into Force
Generally, the date of entry into force is set according to the date of notification of ratification of an Agreement/Convention by all the Parties, in compliance with the conditions cited in the Agreement/Convention. These dates are mentioned in the Details of the Agreement. Nevertheless, certain Agreements/Conventions may enter into force prior to the ratification by all Parties (for example, the Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations). In these cases, it is necessary that a certain number of Parties with the right to signature shall notify the Council of the ratification, for the entry into force of the Agreement/Convention among these parties. This date shall be mentioned in the Details of the Agreement. The Agreement/Convention shall enter into force – for the remaining parties with the right of signature – following their notification of ratification to the Council. These dates shall be indicated in the Details of Ratification.

Declarations/Reservations
Printed versions of the texts of the declarations (D) and reservations (R) and territorial reservations (T) made by the Parties for an Agreement/Convention, can be accessed to by clicking on the underlined letters D, R, T which are indicated in the details of ratification of the Agreement/Convention.

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Efficent Markets Hypothesis?

This correspondence on Craig’s list has been making waves within the finance community. I personally received this correspondence 3 times independently. I should say, I am now firmly convinced that free markets have transcended the confines of  economic ideology.

Woe is We

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