Aside from their Council representative, the asari have no politicians or elections, but a free-wheeling, all-inclusive legislature that citizens can participate in at will. Policy debates take place at all hours of the day, in official chat rooms and forums moderated by specially-programmed virtual intelligences . All aspects of policy are open to plebiscite at any time. In any given debate, the asari tend to lend the most credence to the opinions of any Matriarchs present, nearly always deferring to the experience of these millennia-old "wise women".

As promised, Liara brings the Commander's corpse to Cerberus. Because Miranda's assessments on Shepard's prospects are grim, Liara muses it may be better to let the dead rest, comparing the tinkering with the corpse with something the Collectors might've done. The Illusive Man, however, has a more hopeful outlook and Miranda lets Liara know that. Cerberus aren't willing to do anything about Feron, however, and they mark his rescue as Liara's own business. Leaving the Minuteman Station , Liara has put the Shadow Broker on her list of enemies, and she vows to save Feron from his clutches someday.

Flooding can come from many sources such as broken water main pipes, dams that fail due to the earthquake and earthquake-generated tsunamis. When an earthquake breaks a dam or levee along a river, the water from the river or the reservoir floods the area, damaging buildings and maybe sweeping away or drowning people. Small tsunamis, called seiches occur on lakes shaken by earthquakes and are usually just a few feet high. These small tsunamis are capable of destroying houses and uprooting trees. Also, earthquakes can alter the course of a river and can even cause it to flow in the opposite direction for a short time (this happened to the Mississippi River in the late 1800's).

Type 1 and type 2 represent the same statistical dependencies (.,
X
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and
Z
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are independent given
Y
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) and are, therefore, indistinguishable within purely cross-sectional data . Type 3, however, can be uniquely identified, since
X
{\displaystyle X}
and
Z
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are marginally independent and all other pairs are dependent. Thus, while the * skeletons* (the graphs stripped of arrows) of these three triplets are identical, the directionality of the arrows is partially identifiable. The same distinction applies when
X
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and
Z
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have common ancestors, except that one must first condition on those ancestors. Algorithms have been developed to systematically determine the skeleton of the underlying graph and, then, orient all arrows whose directionality is dictated by the conditional independencies observed. [27] [30] [31] [32]

Type 1 and type 2 represent the same statistical dependencies (.,
X
{\displaystyle X}
and
Z
{\displaystyle Z}
are independent given
Y
{\displaystyle Y}
) and are, therefore, indistinguishable within purely cross-sectional data . Type 3, however, can be uniquely identified, since
X
{\displaystyle X}
and
Z
{\displaystyle Z}
are marginally independent and all other pairs are dependent. Thus, while the * skeletons* (the graphs stripped of arrows) of these three triplets are identical, the directionality of the arrows is partially identifiable. The same distinction applies when
X
{\displaystyle X}
and
Z
{\displaystyle Z}
have common ancestors, except that one must first condition on those ancestors. Algorithms have been developed to systematically determine the skeleton of the underlying graph and, then, orient all arrows whose directionality is dictated by the conditional independencies observed. [27] [30] [31] [32]