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Rethinking the War on Drugs

Rethinking the War on Drugs | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

To keep drugs legal or illegal... are those the only two options?

 

Prohibition and legalization aren't our only choices when it comes to drugs. Proven programs can greatly reduce the harm caused by hard-core users—and reduce our prison population, too. By Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P.

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Tupac Hologram To Tour With Dr. Dre And Snoop Dogg?

Tupac Hologram To Tour With Dr. Dre And Snoop Dogg? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

The hologram of the famous deceased rapper Tupac Shakur is wowing people everywhere.  User comments below have already suggested numerous implications including; "the government will use this to fool enemies" "families will want to use this for deceased loved ones" The possibilities of using this hologram technology...

 

The hologram likeness of late rap superstar Tupac Shakur that wowed fans attending Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's Coachella Music Festival set Sunday night just may be joining the west coast veterans on tour.

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More U.S. Children of Immigrants Are Leaving U.S.

More U.S. Children of Immigrants Are Leaving U.S. | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Immigrants in the U.S. is also a hot topic of discussion. This definitely takes a look at new implications if more U.S. Children of Immigrants are leaving...

 

As opportunities expand in countries like China and India, a growing number of well-educated Americans are emigrating to their ancestral homelands.

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Ikea's Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet - BusinessWeek

Ikea's Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet - BusinessWeek | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Jim B. The Swedish retailer says it will save millions by switching to paper...

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Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B

Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

What are the possible implications of Facebook buying Instagram? Pretty big decision...

 

Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever.

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Mark Cuban is no fan of the NBA’s ‘one and done’ rule, or FIBA

Mark Cuban is no fan of the NBA’s ‘one and done’ rule, or FIBA | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

The implications of changing the "one and done rule" for NBA drafting... very interesting for colleges, NBA, players, owners.  Definitely going to explore this.

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Ice Age Thawing And Carbon Dioxide Levels Linked In New Study

Ice Age Thawing And Carbon Dioxide Levels Linked In New Study | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic temperature increases that thawed the last ice age followed spikes in carbon dioxide levels in the air, a new study finds.
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NFLPA warns that players may face criminal charges in bounty scandal

NFLPA warns that players may face criminal charges in bounty scandal | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

The implications (and hits) keep on coming from the bounty scandal...

 

"The NFL Player's Association has warned players involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty investigation that they may face criminal charges related to the pay-for-hitting scandal."

 

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Cyber bullying linked to mental & health problems!

Cyber bullying linked to mental & health problems! | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Cyber Bullying and the implications... View the wheel:

http://implicationswheel.com/examples/cyberbullying


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The True Cost of High School Dropouts | via New York Times

The True Cost of High School Dropouts | via New York Times | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

The implications of droping out of high school... for the student? for schools? for the families? for society? Definitely a wheel to generate...

 

"Proven educational strategies to increase high school completion provide returns to the taxpayer that are two to four times their cost."

 

"Failure to substantially reduce the numbers of high school dropouts is demonstrably penny-wise and pound-foolish."


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Dangerous Teen Craze Whip-Its Making a Comeback?

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Dangerous Trend: teen craze Whip-Its making a comeback?

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Gas prices impacting summer travel

Gas prices impacting summer travel | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

No one likes to pay more at the pump, but the implications of rising gas prices goes beyond our own vehicle.


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MP3 players for inmates? West Virginia federal prison tests pilot program

MP3 players for inmates? West Virginia federal prison tests pilot program | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Beneficial or potential for problems? At a federal prison, hundreds of female inmates are taking part in a pilot program to bring the quality of entertainment behind bars into the 21st century.

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Synthetic marijuana on the rise: looks like pot, but 'far worse'

Synthetic marijuana on the rise: looks like pot, but 'far worse' | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Synthetic marijuana trend is definitely on the rise; highly likely to be abused be youth will highly likely undesirably implications...

 

Antidrug activists are concerned by the rising use of manmade drugs known as synthetic marijuana, which purport to be a legal way to a herbal high but are actually dangerous chemical concoctions that are banned in many states. ...

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One in 16 youth play the "choking game:" study

One in 16 youth play the "choking game:" study | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Another article about the choking game.  We scooped one up previously about the dangers of this game.  Since then... we completed an entire implications wheel about it.

 

In a 2009 survey of eighth graders in Oregon, one in 16 said they had participated in the "choking game," according to research published Monday.

 

 

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Heroin vaccine won't 'cure' what ails addicts - but it'll make a lot of $$$$ for pharmaceutical companies!

Heroin vaccine won't 'cure' what ails addicts - but it'll make a lot of $$$$ for pharmaceutical companies! | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

A vaccine to help fight addiction might pave the way for a whole new way of treating substance abuse.

 

My aunt Marion is in the hospital dying of liver and kidney failure, the result of her 20-year struggle with heroin use. I was told of her imminent death the same day news broke about a vaccine against the drug.


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Instagram Users Dismayed By Facebook Purchase

Instagram Users Dismayed By Facebook Purchase | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Scooped an article yesterday about Facebook buying Instagram and thinking of the implications.  Less than a day later it has already started...

 

Many Expressed their Discontent with Facebook's Purchase of Instagram.

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Suicide rates rising among Canadian girls: study

Suicide rates rising among Canadian girls: study | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

As you first read the article it discusses a rise in suicide rate with an alarming method: sufficating.  The article goes on to discuss a new game that we explored the implications of playing.

 

Suicide rates for female teens and pre-teens in Canada rose over the past few decades even though the overall number of youths who took their own lives was dropping, according to a Canadian study that covered nearly 30 years.

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Natural gas glut means drilling boom must slow

Natural gas glut means drilling boom must slow | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams.So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country's swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural ...
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Diabetes drug metformin may double as cancer-fighting medicine

Diabetes drug metformin may double as cancer-fighting medicine | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

You have to love any implications that discuss possibilities of fighting cancer.

 

Metformin is a workhorse drug for people with diabetes. It helps patients control their blood sugar and makes them more sensitive to insulin. But soon, metformin may take on a new role fighting...

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Proposed changes in autism definition might make it harder for kids to get help - JSOnline

Proposed changes in autism definition might make it harder for kids to get help - JSOnline | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

"Proposed changes in the definition of autism could sharply reduce the increasing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed"  Think of the implications of changing the definition of autism.

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Dealing with Bullying and Cyber-bullying: Tips for kids, teens, parents, and teachers

Dealing with Bullying and Cyber-bullying: Tips for kids, teens, parents, and teachers | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Learn how bullying and cyberbullying works, why all types of bullying hurts, and what you can do to protect yourself or your child from bullies and cyberbullies.


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Ready for prom? Don't have alcohol on your breath - JSOnline

Ready for prom? Don't have alcohol on your breath - JSOnline | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

"Considered using the test for some time"... I wonder how many implications they discovered in that "some time."  A wheel could have done that in a day or two.

 

When Cedarburg High School students in dresses and tuxes sweep into the American Club in Kohler for their spring prom this year, an unfamiliar device might stand between them and their peers at the punch bowl: a portable breath alcohol screener.

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Overfishing - The consequences

Seafood to run out by 2048?!?! Think of the implications...

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Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices

Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
By Derek Singleton There’s been a steady stream of articles about rising gas prices here on Triple Pundit.

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