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Eugenics is currently defined as the “applied science or the bio-social movement which advocates the use of practices aimed at improving the genetic composition of a population.
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History Of Transracial Adoption

History Of Transracial Adoption | Eugenics | Scoop.it
In 1944 the Boys and Girls Aid Society took an interest in the increasing number of minority children waiting to be adopted which focused on children from Asian American, Native American, and African American heritage.
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Big Pharma's Offshore Fraud Strategy - Forbes

Big Pharma's Offshore Fraud Strategy - Forbes | Eugenics | Scoop.it
These days, pharma companies are facing big challenges to their bottom lines.

 

... with pharmaceutical companies continuing to pay record civil and criminal fines in the U.S. for illegal marketing practices, recent scrutiny of similar practices abroad raises questions as to whether pharma has simply exported its fraudulent marketing playbook to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere.

 

Those sales and marketing tactics are bad news for patients around the world, as financial inducements and bribes should not be permitted to corrupt medical treatment decisions.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:55 AM

Pharmaceutical business strategies and our health are incompatible. Health care as a business just doesn't seem to work. Profits depend on more sickness, not less. So real prevention is never done and treatment is long drawn out and expensive. Pharma's bottom line requires it. Meanwhile, we're getting ever sicker.

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ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2011

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UN progress on the global development agenda, post 2015 and NCDs | UNDP

UN progress on the global development agenda, post 2015 and NCDs | UNDP | Eugenics | Scoop.it
morbidity & mortality related to #NCDs sap productivity among working age populations & pose a serious economic burden http://t.co/iLuisDo6
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The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland: Lily O'Brien: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland: Lily O'Brien: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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WORLD | Super Bowl trans-racial adoptions | Marvin Olasky | Feb. 4, 2013

WORLD | Super Bowl trans-racial adoptions | Marvin Olasky | Feb. 4, 2013 | Eugenics | Scoop.it

Three star football players of color—San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis, and Baltimore Ravens lineman Michael Oher of The Blind Side fame—benefited from foster care and adoption by white parents. 

 

Oher and Willis, teammates at Ole Miss, are good friends who used to practice signing autographs in the living room of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, Oher’s adoptive parents. Sean Tuohy told the Associated Press, “We’ve got a huge sign in our garage that says: ’We believe in miracles.’ For other people, it may be hard to understand that. For us, it’s easy.”

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Peruvian authorities reopen investigation into forced sterilizations - CNN.com

Peruvian authorities reopen investigation into forced sterilizations - CNN.com | Eugenics | Scoop.it

Lima, Peru (CNN) -- For the last 15 years, Victoria Vigo has been trying to find the truth about her infertility. After her third child was born dead.

 

Three months after losing her child, a doctor confirmed her worst fears: her tubes had been tied without her knowledge or consent. "I felt mutilated. That's the truth. My rights as a mother and woman were violated," Vigo said.

Vigo is not the only woman in Peru who was sterilized in the nineties during the government of President Alberto Fujimori. Human rights organizations say there are more than 2,000 documented cases of women who had their tubes tied without their consent. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/17/world/americas/peru-sterilizations/?hpt=wo_t3 

 

Activists allege forced abortions, sterilizations in China  http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/asia/china-forced-abortions/index.html?iref=allsearch 

 

(CNN) -- When Ji Yeqing awakened, she was already in the recovery room.

Chinese authorities had dragged her out of her home and down four flights of stairs, she said, restraining and beating her husband as he tried to come to her aid.

 

 

 

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Humane society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A humane society is a group that aims to stop human or animal suffering due to cruelty or other reasons, although in many countries, it is now used mostly for societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCAs). In the United Kingdom, it may also be a society that provides a waterways rescue, prevention, and recovery service, or that gives awards for the saving of human life (see: Royal Humane Society).

The first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), based on the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), was set up in Victoria in 1871, followed by other SPCAs in Tasmania in 1872, New South Wales in 1873, South Australia in 1875, Queensland in 1883, and Western Australia in 1892, with the other territories following much later.[2]

The SPCAs were given the Royal Warrant in 1923 and became known as the Royal Societies for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, although they have no formal connection with the RSPCA UK. The national organisation, RSPCA Australia, was formed in 1981 to give a national voice on policy matters and advise the federal government on animal welfare issues.[2]

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Social Care Or Social Scare

Social Care Or Social Scare | Eugenics | Scoop.it
Social Care Or Social Scare Social work has its roots in the social and economic upheaval wrought by the Industrial Revolution, in particular the struggle of society to deal with poverty and its re...
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The Black Boys At Dozier Reform School Speaks Out

The Black Boys At Dozier Reform School Speaks Out | Eugenics | Scoop.it
One room was used for whipping white boys, and another for black boys. In a report published by the U.S.
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Sickle Cell Anaemia

Sickle Cell Anaemia | Eugenics | Scoop.it
Screening services for Sickle Cell Anaemia Disease within the National Health Service offers a broad overview of the treatment of sickle cell disease sufferers and their families at this current ti...
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T-Boz releases new song "Champion" to raise money for sickle cell and leukemia foundations | Supastar Magazine | #1 Netherlands R&B, Soul & HipHop blog | Music News, Gossip, Reviews, Celebrity Inte...

T-Boz releases new song "Champion" to raise money for sickle cell and leukemia foundations | Supastar Magazine | #1 Netherlands R&B, Soul & HipHop blog | Music News, Gossip, Reviews, Celebrity Inte... | Eugenics | Scoop.it
After weeks in the studio, TLC front woman T-Boz releases an inspirational new track titled Champion to uplift the spirits of those who have fallen on hard times.
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Pregnant Teens Protest Against Parents Uncovers Truth About Forced Abortion

Pregnant Teens Protest Against Parents Uncovers Truth About Forced Abortion | Eugenics | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Graham , CP Op-Ed ContributorFebruary 18, 2013 8:51 amParents and teenagers often fight, but one girl and her parents are fighting over life and death itself. This week in Houston, a pregnant 16-year-old known only as R.E.K. filed a lawsuit against her parents for attempting to coerce her to undergo an abortion.

In the lawsuit, R.E.K. claimed that her mother conspired to slip her an abortion pill if she did not willingly abort, and that her father resorted to physical and verbal threats. On Wednesday, February 13, a Harris County, Texas court issued a restraining order against the parents.

R.E.K.'s story is so outstanding that her plight has made national news for three days now. So what does that flurry of news coverage say about forced abortion in Texas and in America?

Our friends in pregnancy centers across Texas would certainly say that forced abortion is woefully underreported. The countless girls unaware of their right to not to abort are the ones who, unfortunately, never make headlines. R.E.K. is exceptional because she shouted loud enough to be heard.

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Maya Raulic's comment, March 18, 2013 8:20 PM
Teens are almost everytime put down when found out they are pregnant, especially by parents and they refuse to hear about this because they believe teen moms cant amount to anything which is not true. Most teens are forced into abortion or adoption by there parents which is so wrong because you can be a teen mom and have a great life. It all depends on you. Now suing parents for what they were forced to do, they still cant bring back the beautiful son or daughter that was taken from them, but they want to show future teen moms it is not the end of the world or impossible. It all depends on your goals and your will.
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Huge victory against fluoride in Australia

Huge victory against fluoride in Australia | Eugenics | Scoop.it

The Liberal National Party (LNP) government of the Australian state of Queensland has not only cut $14 million of funding that had previously been used for fluoridation, but has also decided to allow local councils to decide for themselves whether or not to fluoridate, a move that has already prompted the northern city of Cairns to end its water fluoridation program.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 6, 2013 9:21 AM

Good progress on fluoridation in Queensland, Australia. It seems to be finally sinking in that fluoride in drinking water is bad policy. And then ... if anyone really wants fluoride, they are free to obtain the poison in other ways.

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French parliament to consider new bill on Armenian Genocide | Armenia News - NEWS.am

French parliament to consider new bill on Armenian Genocide | Armenia News - NEWS.am | Eugenics | Scoop.it
The author of the second bill is Valerie Boyer... (French parliament to consider new bill on Armenian Genocide
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The Science and Politics of Cancer (2005) - Part 1

In this presentation, G. Edward Griffin, author of World without Cancer; The Story of Vitamin B17 and founder of the Cancer Cure Foundation, addresses the fo...
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Human Rights A Person's Fundamental Rights

Human Rights A Person's Fundamental Rights | Eugenics | Scoop.it
"Human Rights Advocacy Is Still Just As Important Today As It Has Ever Been."
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Daily Kos: It's biology STUPID...and Rape...babies having babies

Daily Kos: It's biology STUPID...and Rape...babies having babies | Eugenics | Scoop.it
So someone needs to gather the facts and hit Romney/Ryan and blowhards like Limbaugh and idiot republicans spouting off about God's will this question.. How do you feel about your 8 or 9 year old ...
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— Demand Progress

— Demand Progress | Eugenics | Scoop.it

Aaron was a dear friend, and an ideological brother in arms. As others have spoken to at great length, he was indeed a passionate advocate for access to information and for a free and open Internet. He believed in these things for their own sakes, but moreover as means towards the even deeper end of building a world defined by social and economic justice. He resisted the impulse to presume that he alone was responsible for his brilliance or should benefit therefrom, and he wasn’t a techno-utopian: He was a communitarian, somebody who was deeply aware of our world’s injustices and who understood the constant struggle that is necessary to even begin to remedy them. That’s why this organization exists.

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Demand Progress’s Aaron Swartz.

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Eugenics | Scoop.it

"The process of combining more primitive pieces of information to create something more meaningful is a crucial aspect both of learning and of consciousness and is one of the defining features of human experience. Once we have reached adulthood, we have decades of intensive learning behind us, where the discovery of thousands of useful combinations of features, as well as combinations of combinations and so on, has collectively generated an amazingly rich, hierarchical model of the world. Inside us is also written a multitude of mini strategies about how to direct our attention in order to maximize further learning. We can allow our attention to roam anywhere around us and glean interesting new clues about any facet of our local environment, to compare and potentially add to our extensive internal model."


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luiy's comment, January 30, 2013 11:49 AM
What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called chunking, which allows us to hack the limits of our working memory — a kind of cognitive compression mechanism wherein we parse information into chunks that are more memorable and easier to process than the seemingly random bits of which they’re composed.
wayne_b's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:58 AM

It is the process of combining various pieces of information to create something new and more meaningful - that is our learning process. As we combine information from one person or site, and add the thoughts of someone else, that we generate new ideas or expressions of those combined thoughts.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Tech fuels chunking info and curation.