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Will Rice Speaks at US Supreme Court

Corporate-Person American Will Rice has a change of heart during his remarks at the US Supreme Court Feb. 23, 2012. [MORE]

Molly Petersen's insight:

This video is about a man named Will Rice spoke in front of the Supreme Court to supports of a case that was going at the time. This is an example of these people using their right to freedom of speech and assembly. This relates to this class because it is a good example of a peaceful protest. 

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US Supreme Court Shoots Down NYC Street Artists' Rights Case - Newsweek

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Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about a case where New York City artists fought to sell their art in public parks but the case will not make it to the Supreme Court. They believe that they this violates their Constitutional rights and want to voice their opinions in court. A local artist-activist and his lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case in December after a lower court ruled against them. 

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Taylor Knesel's comment, May 24, 2014 6:49 PM
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Taylor Knesel's comment, May 24, 2014 6:51 PM
I agree with steph that vendors should stay clear of the parks. A park is the one place people should be able to go without being bothered by sellers
Street I Am's comment, May 24, 2014 8:32 PM
What do you think of musicians, jugglers and so forth in NYC parks?
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Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ...

Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ... | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“ The minimum wage... http://t.co/YsqkGmS0QQ”;
Via Poppen Report
Molly Petersen's insight:
This picture is about who raising the minimum wage actually helps. This is a great visual that describes the importance of raising the minimum wage. It gives clear facts that are meant to shock the reader such as the fact that 88% of people who work for minimum wage and over twenty and they have families they need to provide for.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 15, 2014 9:13 AM
it is interesting to see who is actually earning minimum wage. I definitely thought that the average person would be a part time employee in school, and I think this visual is great at showing the reality of minimum wage employees.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 15, 2014 10:16 PM
this is interesting to see who actually earns the minimum wage, and what they need to provide with their income. like Steph I thought the average part time employee would be a teenager in school.
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Thomas Sowell - Are We Serious About Education?

Thomas Sowell - Are We Serious About Education? | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Two recent events -- one on the east coast and one on the west coast -- raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

Via me3rd
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how serious the government is in creating an equal opportunity in education to minority children. They give specific example of a school that the government spend a lot of money on a new building and descent amount per student but have some of the lowest test score results. Another solution to the problem that the article discussed is focusing on which teachers get hired for the job. I think that public schools are the best solution obviously letting anyone into the school district will eliminate discrimination and everyone will be given the same opportunity. The only exception would be students who go to private schools but that is option for the parents to decide. 

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me3rd's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:17 AM

More wisdom from my favorite columnist. 

Taylor Knesel's comment, May 9, 2014 3:32 PM
It's a good thing the government is trying to create an equal opportunity to all children. Public schools is a really good way to do this.
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Using tablets to reach kids with autism

Using tablets to reach kids with autism | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
New iPad, tablet apps for autism are evolving as parents and teachers use them as tools.

Via Sam Gliksman
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about the use of technology, specifically tablets and iPads, to reach out to children with autism in the classroom and at home. The article said that technology is a good way to communicate with a loved one with autism and the tablet gives them more independence instead of having a very structured life. The iPads are a great alternative to some of the communication tools that parents with autistic kids use that can cost up to $6,000 to $8,000. This article pertains to our class because it is about how technology is not only affecting students but also with children with disabilities.  

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 8, 2014 5:32 PM
I think that if a piece of technology can be used to help children with autism learn and communicate that it should be provided at a lower cost.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, May 11, 2014 12:06 PM
this type of technology definitely helps in almost all ways of learning, there was an autistic girl who would type on a key board to communicate with her family
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Minnesota sheds 11,400 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 5.3%

Minnesota sheds 11,400 jobs; unemployment rate drops to 5.3% | Gov and Law | Scoop.it

This article and video is about how Minnesota has recently lost jobs mainly in the transportations and utilities industries. The video talked about how our unemployment rate is higher than the national average. It also talked about how that on average the US has grown more in the past month for jobs percentage wise more than Minnesota, this is problematic because it shows that we could be falling behind. The hope is that with summer coming up it will be easier for these people find jobs that weren’t available in the winter. 

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.

Via Paul Fiesel
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article and video is about how Minnesota has recently lost jobs mainly in the transportations and utilities industries. The video talked about how our unemployment rate is higher than the national average. It also talked about how that on average the US has grown more in the past month for jobs percentage wise more than Minnesota, this is problematic because it shows that we could be falling behind. The hope is that with summer coming up it will be easier for these people find jobs that weren’t available in the winter. 

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Paul Fiesel's curator insight, May 16, 2013 2:59 PM

So if we lose jobs our seasonally adjusted unemployment goes down.  Might as well get rid of all jobs then.

Joel Denney's comment, May 18, 2013 12:38 PM
I guess a lot of people have just given up looking for work; that would explain the contradictory numbers.
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The Day the Earth Ran Out - Foreign Affairs

The Day the Earth Ran Out - Foreign Affairs | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“ Foreign Affairs The Day the Earth Ran Out Foreign Affairs Many readers will be familiar with the worrisome, white-knuckle wait that comes when you drain your checking account long before payday, the anxiety that builds until the coffers are...”
Via Mike Jason
Molly Petersen's insight:
This article is about a problem that will have probably thought about the fact the our non renewable resources are running out and how we are using the so many of our renewable resources that the Earth can not keep up. The big question is how long will our resources last. I believe the government need to become more aware of this issue and implement more policies that help protect them so we can leave and world for generations to come.
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Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 26, 2014 11:16 AM
this article brings up a lot of good points that need to be addressed soon. I agree with Molly that the government needs to regulate resources.
Steph Bellrichard's comment, April 26, 2014 1:30 PM
I agree that the government needs to e doing more about our use of nonrenewable resources. If the government waits to make the necessary changes and regulations, it may be too late.
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Liquefied Natural Profits - Foreign Affairs

Liquefied Natural Profits - Foreign Affairs | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“Foreign AffairsLiquefied Natural ProfitsForeign AffairsNot everyone is pleased with the coming export boom: domestic petrochemical manufacturers believe that the United States is in danger of exposing itself to global energy price volatility.”
Via INDEVCO Plastics
Molly Petersen's insight:
This article is about how the us about to become the competitive source if liquefied natural gas and how in the near future we are estimated to become the second largest exporter of LNG under Qatar. This relates to foreign affairs because it will affect trading with other countries.
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'Proxy marriages' via Skype used to gain US citizenship - BizPac Review

'Proxy marriages' via Skype used to gain US citizenship - BizPac Review | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
'Proxy marriages' via Skype used to gain US citizenship
BizPac Review
What's the easiest way to become an American citizen? Marry an American. Online. Via Skype.

Via Sergey Ruseev
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how people are marrying Americans so they can gain citizenship quickly and easily but they are doing over skype instead of in person. Apparently proxy online marriages are on the rise and they go undetected because officials obviously don’t oversee the wedding and some didn’t even now these types of marriages were happening. Currently it is legal in Colorado, Texas, Montana, Alabama, Missouri and California and in every state if one member is part of the military. Even though all people applying for citizenship through marriage must be interviewed by an official from Homeland Security or State Department they don’t normally ask questions about the actual ceremony, which I believe they should so they would know it could be fraud. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 18, 2014 9:57 PM
I have never heard about proxy marriages before and this article makes it sound like they are being misused and abused. If you are going to become a citizen of the US by using marriage there should be a n official from Homeland Security or the State Department present at the ceremony.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, April 19, 2014 4:17 PM
Marriages should be face to face because you have no real idea who they are, they could probably just be lying to get you to do what they want, no one really knows who is who on the internet,
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New Zealand Immigration Process by Immigration Overseas

New Zealand Immigration Process by Immigration Overseas | Gov and Law | Scoop.it

 

 


Via John Smith
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how the immigration into New Zealand is becoming more and more popular because it is growing economically. And since the immigration has increased so has the demand for visas. The demand has created competition in the visa offering industry. In fact there has been many problems with businesses scheming people into offering them a visa but just taking their money. I think that the country should regulate this market to make it more of an oligopoly so there are few businesses that dominated the prices. 

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John Smith's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:56 AM

New Zealand is an island country and a land of many small islands as well. The country is culturally much diversified offering a very warm welcoming attitude towards the people living here. New Zealand immigration is most loved option by many migrants as the land of New Zealand offers diverse opportunities in terms of education in New Zealand, ample number of work opportunities for many skilled workers, a high quality of public healthcare services to the citizens of New Zealand. All these aspects create a very strong on part of New Zealand immigration.

Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 11, 2014 6:17 PM
I think that this article is interesting, I had no idea that New Zealand had such a thriving economy. Its sad that companies are scamming people who want to move to the country.
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US Immigration Service set to introduce fingerprint checks

US Immigration Service set to introduce fingerprint checks | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
US immigration department will be introducing new measures designed to tackle identity fraud.

Via John Carter
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service are now using both fingerprints and photographs to reduce identity fraud. The Customer Identity Verification is going to use biometric technology available to identify people. An exception to is rule is that if you are accompanied by a family member that you visiting or if you have an InfoPass appointment. So the goal of this new technology is to limit the people who are coming into this country and hopefully limit the amount of immigrants who are citizens here. 

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Michael Sigrist's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:56 AM

I feel like this could be big for the US knowing that illegal immigrant numbers are rising as of late.

Margaret Silhasek's comment, April 13, 2014 2:25 AM
I think this is a great first step in the US controlling immigration, but I want to know what they plan to do about all of the illegal immigrants living in America who won't be scanned for fingerprints or anything...
Hope Schuster's comment, April 20, 2014 2:07 PM
I thought that this is a great thing to implement into today's society. it is a good first step
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"Flipped Classrooms" Aid Student Learning - Mackinac Center for Public Policy

"Flipped Classrooms" Aid Student Learning - Mackinac Center for Public Policy | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
"Flipped Classrooms" Aid Student LearningMackinac Center for Public Policy...

Via Brooke Carey Ahrens
Molly Petersen's insight:

I found this article interesting because they were talking about “flipped classrooms” in a school in Clintondale Michigan. We use this every day and found similar results.  They were talking about how their failure rates for English and math have dropped a significant amount. This is pertains to our government class because education is an issue our country faces and if more schools started to use this system the high school graduation rates could increase. If the government made it a requirement then the results could be alarming. 

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Lakin's curator insight, May 14, 2014 12:41 PM

This is related to government and law because it is a public policy issue about should the classrooms be flipped. It shows that kids are improving from learning on videos online outside of school. It then allows teachers to focus more on critical thinking and projects for the kids. I think that they shouldn't allow every teacher to have this option because some might take advantage of this and sit and play on there computer all day. Do you think every classroom should switch to online videos?

 

Reed Klunder 's comment, May 15, 2014 3:41 PM
I personally don't agree with the flipped classroom. From personal experience I noticed that I don't learn as well because I get too distracted and bored easily. It might work for some kids but half the time I forget to watch the videos and end up not doing well. Everyone has a different way of learning. A teacher is supposed to teach so why watch a video that will distract you the whole time?
Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:06 PM

It should be important for our government to do a lot of research into the  learning of the young kids. They are one day going to run our country and should be educated the best they can. It'll be great to see how education forma around the new technology available. There is no reason the government should allow any textbooks to be printed anymore. 

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Hip-hop to the polls

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Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar recently said he doesn't plan to vote because voting changes nothing -- hidden hands, not politicians, control world events.

Mr. Lamar has a right to his opinions, but his statement was foolish and dangerous.


Via Jan Servaes
Molly Petersen's insight:

THis article is about Kendrick Lamar, a famous hip-hop star, and his beliefs on voting. In Lamar's opinion he thinks that hidden hands, not politicians control world events, that voting doesn't change anything, and that his vote would not change the outcome. Although under the 1st Amendment he is entitled to voice his opinion I disagree with his beliefs. I believe that every vote counts and that since we live in this country and voting is our time to decide who runs our country and how  it is run it is important to put our opinions is since it affect our lives. Since Lamar is in the public spotlight and a role model his opinion is heard by many people, I would encourage people to vote. 

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, March 22, 2014 5:53 PM
I agree with you about this article. I think every person should voice their opinions by voting. Such big decisions are made by voting and every person's input should be considered.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, March 22, 2014 7:56 PM
I think that this article is very interesting. I agree with you on this article as well. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but public figures should really watch what they say and think about the outcome. Voting is a power given to the people and meant to be used by the people.
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The Cautionary Instruction: US Supreme Court examines bright-line mental ... - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Cautionary Instruction: US Supreme Court examines bright-line mental ... - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
The Cautionary Instruction: US Supreme Court examines bright-line mental ...
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supremecourt 2013wap150 In 2002, the U.S.

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Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how in the past the Supreme Court ruled it not constitutional to execute a mentally disabled criminal because of the 8th Amendment. It also discusses how the Supreme Court gave the States the power to developing and appropriate way to determine if an inmate is mentally ill or not. This is a problem because different states have different requirements. This is related to our class because it discusses the Supreme Court rulings and the Constitution. 

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 22, 2014 2:44 PM
I agree with Jacob. It is not just if a person would not be jailed for a crime in one state but they would in another. the US government should set a standard for the entire country.
Taylor Knesel's comment, May 23, 2014 3:50 PM
the government really needs to make a standard with these types of issues.
Evemaran's comment, May 24, 2014 9:23 AM
I agree, it is not a state issue, it is a federal issue as people move freely between states and having different standards creates an issue for both the the person and the public.
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Cross-party support for raising minimum wage

Cross-party support for raising minimum wage | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“ Voters from all four main parties support a substantial increase in the minimum wage”
Via Leicester Worker
Molly Petersen's insight:
This article is about who supports raising the minimum wage in the UK. It is similar in their country because Conservatives are opposed raising it because jobs could be lost because companies couldn't support it.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 15, 2014 9:18 AM
I think it's interesting to see how our countries both are dealing with disputes over raising minimum wage. I also think its interesting to see that Conservatives in the UK are opposed just as they tend to be here.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Pushes For Higher Minimum Wage

U.S. Labor Secretary Pushes For Higher Minimum Wage | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“ The president will sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts today. It's part of the administration's push to raise the federal minimum wage.”
Via diane gusa
Molly Petersen's insight:
This article is about the President and his supporters want to raise the minimum wage from $7 dollars to $10 per hour. They believe that this will greatly increase the standard of living in the country. But his opponents think that this will hurt small businesses because they will not be able to employ their employees.
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Early schooling damaging children's wellbeing, say experts

Early schooling damaging children's wellbeing, say experts | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Specialists call for children to be allowed to learn through play, but Gove spokesman dismisses 'badly misguided lobby'

Via me3rd
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about the disagreement between some parents and the government’s early years education policies in England. Currently children are supposed to learn through play instead of being taught in a formal lesson setting at an early age. They believe that starting at the age of four and starting at the age of six or seven and having a couple years of high-qualified nursery education would result in better test scores and wellbeing. This article surprised me that children have to be enrolled in school by age of five; I think this might be a little early. But if the government is providing preschool for everyone than that isn’t a bad idea that might benefit the economy in the long run and we really won’t know how starting these kids early will effect the country until the future. 

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me3rd's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:56 PM

I've known it all along...

Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 8, 2014 3:18 PM
I find it interesting that their education begins so young. It will be interesting to see how this affects the children and the economy as well.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, May 11, 2014 12:04 PM
i learn through play, my brother does, my dad, my mom, my cousins, my aunts and uncles, pretty much my whole family, we learn by having a reason to do it, so why can't children, children should not be cooped up all the time, neither should adults
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Government health care site provides headaches, then help - Kansas City Star

Government health care site provides headaches, then help - Kansas City Star | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Kansas City Star Government health care site provides headaches, then help Kansas City Star Now, Gent is one of 22,388 Kansans who have signed up for plans on the new health insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov, despite widespread computer...
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how difficult the process of signing up for Health Care has been for people all around the country. Some have had a hard time navigating the site and there were plenty of computer glitches with the site so people have been getting frustrated.  Recently there have been significant changes to site making it easier to explain and understand so the number of people that have signed up has increased.  

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 1, 2014 9:29 AM
I think it is important that healthcare is easy to access. If the website is glitching, many people may not be able to access the help they need so it is good that they are working to fix it.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 2, 2014 7:54 AM
I think that it is a big problem if the website for signing up for healthcare is experiencing glitches and other problems. It is good that they are working on fixing the problem, but they really should have tried to test the website for glitches before launching it.
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'Ban the Box' signed into law

'Ban the Box' signed into law | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Find breaking political news & commentary from Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.

Via Riley Ellis
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how in Minnesota there is now no discrimination in the work place for people with criminal offenses. Some believe that this will help Minnesotans be only judged on their skills rather than just their past and that it will provide a larger pool of potential employees for employers to choose. But I disagree I believe that is would hurt the employers reputation to hire someone with a criminal record. This pertains to this class because it talks about a new policy that this state has put into play that will affect us in the future.

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Riley Ellis's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:10 PM

Criminal records are no longer required for Minnesota job applications in an effort to make the job search easier for ex-felons.

Joel Denney's comment, May 18, 2013 12:44 PM
I think this could be a good idea. Employers can still do background checks if they want, but they can't just rejects potential applicants based on a check mark. It at least gives ex-cons a chance without putting people at risk.
Paul Fiesel's comment, May 19, 2013 8:00 AM
Yeah I would imagine it being really hard to get a job with a criminal past.
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Rathika Sitsabaiesan House Arrest: Foreign Affairs Denies Reports Of Detention

Rathika Sitsabaiesan House Arrest: Foreign Affairs Denies Reports Of Detention | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
“ Rathika Sitsabaiesan House Arrest: Foreign Affairs Denies Reports Of Detention Rathika Sitsabaiesan is the NDP candidate in Scarborough-Rouge River.Stisabaiesan talks at the door with Sandy Rumana,...”
Via Thavam Ratna
Molly Petersen's insight:
This article was interesting because it was a story about Rathika Sitsabiesan moved from Mayalasia with her son but there was a warrant out for her arrest in Asia. So people became concerned and were curious if this warrant extended across the country. This article is about foreign affairs because it is about the communication between the countries and if it is legal for Rathika to get arrested now that she has moved.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, April 26, 2014 1:34 PM
This article is interesting to read about warrants for arrest and how they are affected by international borders. It is also interesting to read about one woman's experience with these international issues.
Taylor Knesel's comment, April 28, 2014 1:23 AM
it is interesting that her arrest warrant is is affected by where she lives. It will be interesting to see how her story ends.
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The American Citizenship Process | uscitizenship

The American Citizenship Process | uscitizenship | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Make use of the US Citizenship Test and Interview DVD. There are 6 steps in the American citizenship process. Form N-400, is the official naturalization application

Via Hazel Ickes
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is very interesting because it is about the actual process that one must go through to become an American citizen. First they state who is eligible such as you must prove you are a permanent resident, have a green card, be married to a citizen, know English and a little US History, and willing to defend the constitution. The next step requires you to fill out the N-400 form and collect the necessary documents and photos to prove your eligibility. What surprised me was that there is a $680 fee that goes with the application. Next you get fingerprinted and have an interview to prove you know English. Lastly you have to take and oath of allegiance. I think this process is a little too long and that it is over priced. 

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, April 19, 2014 11:05 PM
This article is interesting because it gives a good look into the citizenship process. Being a native American, I wouldn't really see how this is done in person.
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Trending Now: Giving Up US Citizenship - Forbes

Trending Now: Giving Up US Citizenship - Forbes | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Trending Now: Giving Up US Citizenship
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Want to see if your neighbor is on the list? Check out this federal data.
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about how in the last couple of months in 2012 people were giving up their citizenship. This is the highest number ever many famous people are leaving to country. For example Tina Turner, Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, and Isabel Getty, a found of Getty oil company. They believe that one reason these people have chosen to leave was because of the taxes we have and it is unlikely to change quickly. This pertains to what we have been learning in class because we have been talking about the requirements it takes to become a citizen and many people want be part of our country but these people are choosing to leave. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 18, 2014 9:49 PM
It is very interesting that people would give up citizenship because of high taxes.
Steph Bellrichard's comment, April 19, 2014 11:06 PM
It is interesting to see how taxes affect people and to what lengths they are willing to go to avoid paying them without getting in legal trouble.
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US Immigration Medical Exam – How to Proceed and What Vaccines You Should Take?

US Immigration Medical Exam – How to Proceed and What Vaccines You Should Take? | Gov and Law | Scoop.it

The US immigration medical exam is mandatory for immigrants who are seeking for adjustment of their status to that of permanent residence or green card.....


Via Medical-Reference
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is about the medical exam that immigrants have to go through to become a permanent resident or get a green card. They state that each immigrant entering the US seeking an adjustment of their status must prove that they have been vaccinating against certain diseases such as measles, mumps, polio, tetanus, influenza, etc. These physicians who are approved by the USCIS determine if that person needs to get a certain vaccine based on ACIP recommendations. The fees for the vaccination are for the applicant to negotiate with the civil physician. Along with vaccines one must get a chest x-ray, tuberculin skin test and blood tests. I think that this is a good for our country because we can protect more of the people already living here and it will help keep an outbreak from happening. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 11, 2014 6:21 PM
I think that this is a good idea. this will help stop the spread of potentially deadly diseases into the country.
Anne Meyer's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:03 AM

Medical Exam in immigration is very important for health and safety of both immigrants and the US residents.

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Twitter Hiring Public Policy Expert In D.C. To Fight For Your Right To Privacy - AllTwitter

Twitter Hiring Public Policy Expert In D.C. To Fight For Your Right To Privacy - AllTwitter | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Twitter Hiring Public Policy Expert In D.C. To Fight For Your Right To Privacy

Via Bob Boynton, Siobhan Chantigian
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article is very informal and talks about how Twitter the “microblogging giant” is now looking for a public policy expert to defend its users privacy rights. Basically recently the government has asked the company to reveal tweets and private information to authorities who want to use it as evidence to build a case. But they are now hiring someone that is qualified to stand up for their rights as a company. 

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Austin Robertson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 9:43 AM

I think this is good that they are finally  taking a stand for people's rights and privacy. In this country we don't have a lot of privacy anymore. We are being taken over by the government because everyone wants control. 

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:59 PM

Cool to see that a corporation is sticking up for the people that use it's services. Twitter is a great social media site and this just shows how willing they are to keep it up and running. There is no reason you shouldn't be able to keep your things private online and twitter is a great example for social media in the future. Everybody should follow in twitters footsteps as they lead the internet world in protecting their privacy. 

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, May 15, 2014 3:06 PM
As I said when I rescooped this twitter is a great company and it is great to see it stick up for its users. Would be great to see other companies follow it's lead.
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Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy

Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy | Gov and Law | Scoop.it
Correlation-driven Big Data approaches to public policy issues try to de-humanize human decisions. That's always bad policy.

Via TIBCO LogLogic
Molly Petersen's insight:

This article was about correlation and causation. They discussed how algorithms given enough data can appreciate correlations without really understanding them. They talked about how government isn’t interested in satisfying purchasing whims but they are interested in protecting citizens, which is what we are talking about in our court cases. This article really incorporated stats into the government and even talked about biases in the data and how that can effect assumptions. 

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Alyssa Serrano's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:57 PM

This is a weird article but it was not too Bad. It was saying that  the problem with correlation-driven Big Data approaches to public policy issues is that they try to de-humanize human decisions.

Haley Abrams's curator insight, March 26, 2014 11:57 PM

I do not agree with this article that data collection is trying to de-humanize our choices. I do believe that people are trying to studying the trends of our population to see how we work as a whole and how and when we fluctuate. I think that this data it interpreted correctly can be very beneficial to our society. I do believe that corporations are looking at why we fluctuate in our behavior they are not just seeing when, they want a better look at why so they are able to better predicate peoples habit in the future and this can help in many ways. For example the start of winter people will tend to buy coat and warm clothes if stores did not know this then they would run out of these items leaving many people out freezing in a snow storm. So I believe that collecting data is a very good idea and is most certainly not a bad policy.

 

Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, March 30, 2014 12:09 AM
I agree with Haley that this article doesn't really take into consideration the possible positive effects of collecting data about human behavior. It can lead to better understanding why we do what we do, and therefore, how to best service customers.