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The Climate Is Changing. Republicans Need to Open Their Eyes Before It’s Too Late.

The Climate Is Changing. Republicans Need to Open Their Eyes Before It’s Too Late. | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ This week, two teams of scientists announced that the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun collapsing, beginning what they call an “unstoppable” process that could raise sea levels by as much as 15 feet over time. “This is really happening,” Thomas P. Wagner, one of the researchers, told the New York Times. “There’s...”
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I agree with this article, I do believe that the world around us is changing because of us and it is. Not changing for he better all the time. This article brought up a good point on how sea levels could be raised by 15 feet we are already starting down a road were we can not come back from. So why aren't we do more about this huge problem well some of the government officials are not even seeing this as a problem. I think that we need to get all of the government officials to see that this is a real problem and we need to set more regulations to slow this process down.
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Benton Blank's comment, May 23, 2014 10:24 AM
I also found this article interesting. I was surprised at how low the environment seems to be on people's lists of things for the government to address. While I do agree that something has to be done, both to increase the public's interest in the government and to attempt to slow the current rate of global warming, I refuse to believe that people are the root of the issue. Either eay it is inherent that something needs to be done about this, if nothing else, just to get the word out there.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 25, 2014 12:43 AM
I agree with Haley and Benton that stricter environmental regulations need to be implemented in order to better take care of our world. However, I also agree with Benton that people are likely not the sole cause of the climate change. I do think that reducing pollution and increasing preservation efforts could have a positive impact on people and animals worldwide.
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Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case

Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again.”
Via Katie Biggs
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I thought that this was interesting how Obama care is in the court system. I found this odd how such a big deal is back in the court for a second time. I would think that with all of the thought that had to go into to this program they would have less problems.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 25, 2014 12:45 AM
I agree with Haley that it is surprising that Obamacare is in the court system for a second time. I also would have thought that the program would have had less problems because they knew how large scale it would have to be. I'm sure that it is very difficult to predict all of the possible problems that could occur, but I still think that a better job could have been done to ensure that the program would be operational.
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Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?”
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I think it is legalized this could be so. With aloof the people looking to make a profit this would be a very good opportunity. This would affect our economic system in many ways. These ways are positive and could America a lot this would allow this drug to be taxed which could I turn help get America out of debt this could grow very big very fast and help our country.
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Boca Raton adds smarts to surveillance network - GCN.com

Boca Raton adds smarts to surveillance network - GCN.com | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“Boca Raton adds smarts to surveillance networkGCN.comWhen the third presidential debate was held in Boca Raton, Fla., city police were able to bring together video feeds from three surveillance systems to a single location, giving them a better...”
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I think that this new system in the right hands is a great tool for our government. But if this system left our hands it would be a very horrible tool. This new system of surveillance is great for watching a populating area to make sure that there is no suspicious activity happening that could endanger the public. I think that this a great tool for not only our local police but on the higher levels as well.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 9, 2014 3:46 PM
I agree with Haley that this new system could be very good for our government. However, I also think that people need to be extremely careful in the development of new technology such as this because it could end up being a huge security risk.
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4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American

4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
"Robots can capture a child’s imagination like no other tool by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson. “Kids recognize when they are learning something themselves—robots give them that,” says Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, a research organization that specializes in educational technology. Robots are proving to be valuable educational tools from the lower grades all the way up to graduate school. “Building and programming these devices is part of becoming a creative science and engineering kind of person,” he adds."
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I found this article very interesting that robots are teaching could and are teaching kids. I feel that this will have a long way in the government because this is a big step. One I am not sure our government is ready for I think that we should keep human teachers in their current spots and not use robots.
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Benton Blank's comment, May 10, 2014 11:25 PM
I also found this article interesting. I was already aware of how beneficial technology can be to teaching, but I had never known that it could be used to so closely integrate concrete and abstract fields. I think it is great that there are products out there that allow young students to be introduced to the real world applications of math. I think the implementation of this kind of opportunity in more schools would increase students' likely hood to further pursue math.
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Boom Time Over for Illegal Immigration, Study Finds - Wall Street Journal

Boom Time Over for Illegal Immigration, Study Finds - Wall Street Journal | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
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Boom Time Over for Illegal Immigration, Study Finds
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The report by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center indicates the curtain has closed on the biggest immigration wave to the U.S.

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I found this article very interesting because of its corresponding to our class. I did not find this number hard to believe while i do know that border patrol are doing a great job catching these illegal immigrants they are not catching all. Many are slipping through and reaching America. I think that they should increase the amount of agents patrolling these regions to prevent more immigrants form coming in illegally. While I do know that this will cost more  i believe that this could help pay for its self if continues long enough with lasting results.

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Payton Belloma's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:43 AM

I think our government is handling this situation the wrong way. They should not delay a path to citizenship for Hispanics. They maybe should control the situation at the source and stop the illegal immigrants. They need to find a way to control it.

Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 2, 2014 8:30 PM
I agree with Haley that the problem of illegal immigration needs to be addressed soon. However, I think that it is extremely difficult to prevent people from crossing the border illegally. I think that more focus should be placed on getting potential immigrants here legally which would stimulate the economy and reduce the rate of illegal immigration.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 2, 2014 8:30 PM
I agree with Haley that the problem of illegal immigration needs to be addressed soon. However, I think that it is extremely difficult to prevent people from crossing the border illegally. I think that more focus should be placed on getting potential immigrants here legally which would stimulate the economy and reduce the rate of illegal immigration.
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Court Rules US Labor Laws Apply To All Employees Regardless Of Legal Status - Mintpress News

Court Rules US Labor Laws Apply To All Employees Regardless Of Legal Status - Mintpress News | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Court Rules US Labor Laws Apply To All Employees Regardless Of Legal Status
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California Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strikes To Protest Indefinite Solitary. Editor's Picks ...

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I believe that this is very interesting and I do believe that this law should apply so all. Like the article says most of the jobs that these aliens are taking are the jobs that not Americans want. So why not allow these people to work and if they are working legal or not they should get paid. They are spending their time doing unpleasant jobs and they should get paid for the job that they did.

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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 27, 2014 12:08 AM
I agree with Haley that labor laws should apply to all workers in the US, regardless of legal status. It isn't fair that someone could work for less than U.S. minimum wage or in hazardous conditions because they aren't a citizen.
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Hacking expert cracked Healthcare.gov in four minutes

Hacking expert cracked Healthcare.gov in four minutes | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Hacking expert cracked Healthcare.gov in four minutes

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I found this article very interesting that it was so easy to hack Obama care. David Kennedy who is a white hacker or a hacker for the good guys found out that Obama care could be hacked in under 4 minutes. I found it crazy that such a program with so much important information was able to be hacked so easily. I know that Obama care has had a rough journey so far but the road ahead is going to still be very tough. They need to fix this problem right away with so much information just sitting their waiting to be hacked.

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Benton Blank's comment, April 26, 2014 10:48 PM
I found this article extremely surprising. I cannot believe that a system that is supposed to be integral to the registration of Obamacare would not have the necessary security protocols in place. There is something seriously wrong if a website can be hacked in less than four minutes when participants are expected to enter their sensitive personal information. After the initial problems with Healthcare.gov, I cannot say that I am not surprised, however, I would have hoped that, after the initial flop, the website would have been fixed rather than hastily patched. I guess this will just add to the already poor reputation of the Obamacare website and policy.
Ben Flinchbaugh's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:19 PM

This article talks about how easy it was to hack into healthcare.gov.  David Kennedy, the hacker, was able to hacker into the website in 4 minutes. He brought this to the government to have them change the website to make sure its information was secure. I can't believe it was that easy to hack into a government made website. 

Siobhan Chantigian's comment, May 2, 2014 8:40 PM
Was his going and hacking into it legal? Yes, he did bring it to the government, but was before he did that, illegal?
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Broke U.S. resumes spending

Broke U.S. resumes spending | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Limiting government growth is politically difficult, but if we don't do it, America is doomed.

Via Less Gov. More Fun.™
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I find this article to be very true. The U.S. in a whole lot of debt and they continue to spend at high rates. We need to figure out a plan to get out of debt and not dig our self's a deeper hole. We also need to show the people what we are spending all this money. Because when things get cut they need to know why and how much money was sent of that before. This is not going to be an easy or short process but it needs to be done.

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, April 24, 2014 8:24 PM
It would be great if the US maybe stopped spending so much and starting working a little harder to improve our country. I would love to live in a country as powerful and great as the one we originally founded.
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

Government spending has led to a massive debt. I believe there are ways we can spend less to help reduce our debt, but we can't stop spending governemnt money. We have to pay for the troops that fight for our country and many other people and things to keep this country going. We need to watch our government spending more closely and cautiously. 

Lauren Heim's comment, May 18, 2014 6:41 PM
The U.S. Spending has come to an all time low or should I say high? The government has only brought us the feeling of failure and that our economy is breaking down since they've only spent their money in places/things that don't actually work. The least they could do is slow it down or fund something that's actually useful.
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Anti-Gay Law: Carribean, Pacific Countries Back Africa

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“Anti-Gay Law: Carribean, Pacific Countries Back Africa”
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I found this ingesting that they are that gaits gay marriage to make a law. I do not believe in this law because this measure is way to far. Being gay should not be a crime it is not a horrible this to be gay. This should be perfectly fine while I may not completely agree with gay marriage I believe there should not be a law against gays like this.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 12, 2014 9:04 PM
I agree with Haley that this law seems completely ridiculous. As a supporter of gay marriage, I fundamentally disagree with this law. I feel that even people who oppose gay marriage would agree that making being gay a crime is completely irrational and amoral.
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A New Bill Could Make Illegal Immigrants, Legal Citizens - WDTV

A New Bill Could Make Illegal Immigrants, Legal Citizens - WDTV | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ A New Bill Could Make Illegal Immigrants, Legal Citizens WDTV The president has a new plan on how to deal with the country's immigration issues.”
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I think that this plans very interesting. I do not agree with this plan to make illegal citizens legal. I do not think that if you name here legally you should be able to become a legal citizen. I think more effort should be made to prevent illegal immigrants for entering. While I do understand that this would mean that they would have to pay our taxes which is good because instead of staying here without paying taxes they would. While there are pros and cons I do not believe that this is a good idea.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 12, 2014 9:12 PM
I think that this is a very tough issue because while I have a hard time making illegal citizens legal, I also think that it would enable them to be more contributing members of society. I agree with Haley that more effort should be made to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the US, but I also feel that it should be made easier for immigrants to enter America legally.
Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, May 11, 2014 4:44 PM

This article talks about the new plan that President Obama is making to deal with the country's problem with immigration. The new Bill that the President it working on could allow illegal immigrants become legal citizens. This article relates to government and law because it is our own President that is making this new plan. 

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Supreme Court cases spark same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii - Hawaii News Now

Supreme Court cases spark same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii - Hawaii News Now | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
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Supreme Court cases spark same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As the nation's high court considers two landmark cases on same-sex marriage, Hawaii families are watching closely.
Haley Abrams's insight:

I believe this article is very important because this scene is happening in lots of place right now. This topic of gay marriage is very much on the front lines of debate now and it is important to see this all the way to the highest court because this is a big decision that can alter many lives. I can see where both sides are coming from and I see both points of view. Both sides have valid arguments that support their case I do not believe that this is a black and white decision. It is up to the person own personal views that lead them to chose a side and I don't not envoy the supreme court for having to make this  choice.

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Central Texas introduces new voting procedures

Central Texas introduces new voting procedures | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
CORYELL COUNTY – Two Central Texas counties introduce new way of voting that could alleviate several Election Day issues.
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I think that this new way of voting is great for not only the county but for the state as a whole. This new method of voting will require less voting centers and it will allow the county to cut down on cost because of that. To use this method the county must have electronic voting systems paper ballets are not allowed. I think that new electron voting systems are a great way to go because then can be more accurate by not miss counting but they also could be hacked which could lead to major problems. But I do believe that with the right protection these new system will be much better than paper ballets.

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Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:16 PM

Why do they introduce new voting issues?

Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:33 AM

This articles states that in Texas they have opened a lot more voting stations and centers for Americans to vote. I think this is going to be a better thing to do because  a lot more people are going to participate in elections because it will be closer and easier to get to.  This article relates to government and law because it is going to open a lot more opportunity for people to vote.  

Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:42 PM

This article is about Texas changing the way in which it's citizens vote.  They can now vote anywhere instead of at their registered precinct.  This is a great idea because if you are on a business trip and can't makes it back for election day, you should be able to still vote. With Texas' new way, you could vote from anywhere in the United States

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Breaking down the White House big data and privacy report - Fortune Tech

Breaking down the White House big data and privacy report - Fortune Tech | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“Is the Obama administration in line with the technology industry on how businesses should use data? We compare notes.”
Via Doug Hudgeon
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I thought this article was I retesting and very true. So far in the world we live in today the things are done have been changed forever. This article shows that in the ways the companies are using their customers to predict the next big trend to get ahead. Here in this spot of technology use their needs to be government regulation more then their is now. I do understand that this is a ever changing world but we need to do the best to keep up with these times.
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Benton Blank's comment, May 23, 2014 1:28 PM
I agree with Haley that this article was very interesting. It is unimaginable how much data has been produced the the past few years. If the government and other business entities could develop a way to sort through all of this new data, I cannot imagine what we would find. With all of the technology that has become ingrained in in today's society we must continue to advance just to make sense of what we have found ourselves with.
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US to violate own laws by financially aiding Ukraine’s coup-installed govt – Moscow

US to violate own laws by financially aiding Ukraine’s coup-installed govt – Moscow | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ Washington’s decision to provide financial aid to the coup-appointed government of Ukraine goes against the US laws, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging American politicians to think about the consequences of supporting the radicals in Kiev.”
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I think that their are many thing wrong with this picture here. First off is how are we loaning out 1 billion dollars when we are in a huge amount of debt our selves. And if Russia foreign ministry is urging against shouldn't we take a second look. There could be lots of problem for America because of this deal down the road and I just hope that this choice will not come back to hurt us.
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Benton Blank's comment, May 17, 2014 9:47 PM
I completely agree with Haley. Although the 1 billion dollars we are ready to loan out is small money compared to the some 17 trillion we are already in debt, logic says not to spend what we don't have. I also agree that aiding Ukraine in the manner proposed could get us into a difficult situation with the other world powers. I have to say that the US is certainly finding itself in a difficult political situation, the outcome of which is uncertain.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 17, 2014 11:49 PM
I definitely agree with Haley and Benton on this issue. The US shouldn't be loaning out money that we don't really have. In addition to our large debt, loaning Ukraine money could put us in a very precarious position with Russia. In my opinion, we should not have become involved with the Ukraine crisis in this way.
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Senate fails to advance minimum wage hike

Senate fails to advance minimum wage hike | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
“ Senate Democrats failed overcome a filibuster to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.”
Via Josh Marks
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I am glad that this was not passed I don't not believe in raises the wage because of the effects it will have on our Economy. I think that the negative effects will hurt us more as a country than they will help us. If they do decide to raise I think that it should be slower and over a longer period of time than how they are trying right now.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 17, 2014 11:54 PM
I agree with Haley on this issue. Although I feel that minimum wage should increase over time to make up for increasing inflation, I don't think it should be drastically raised. A slow and steady increase will keep a balance and hopefully prove beneficial to the economy. A drastic increase, on the other hand, could skyrocket inflation and cause many people to lose their jobs.
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Who Benefits from Government Programs? » Sociological Images

Who Benefits from Government Programs? » Sociological Images | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it

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I thought that this was a cool article it shows who receives the benifits from government programs. I found it funny that 45% of adults have never received anything from these programs. I believe that this is a great tool for the public to see who is actually getting what and a great tool for the government to see the same.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 9, 2014 3:50 PM
I agree with Haley that figures such as these can be very helpful in informing the public about where the benefits from government programs go. I think that government aid is very beneficial for many people, but it has to be very carefully managed to make sure that the right people get help.
Benton Blank's comment, May 10, 2014 11:37 PM
I agree with Haley and Ann Marie. The data presented in this article tells a lot about where the government spending towards benefits goes. I think it is important that US citizens are aware of where these benefits go in relation to the political spectrum. The distribution of government aid is not always fair, but I think this article gives good insight as to how this unfairness is divided, so people have the opportunity to lean how it works.
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Veterans Are Dying While They’re Waiting Months To Get Health Care From The Government

Veterans Are Dying While They’re Waiting Months To Get Health Care From The Government | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
At one VA hospital system in Arizona, at least 40 veterans have needlessly died while waiting to see a doctor.

Via Madison Blazing
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This article shocked me, I could not believe that this is actually happening right now. This article talks about how veterans are not being taken care of when it come it health care in fact most are left waiting just to see a doctor. I do not believe that this a right at all these brave men and women fought to protect our country and now they are having to fight just to have simple health care. These people should not be left waiting and this problem needs to be dealt with immediately.

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Benton Blank's comment, May 2, 2014 1:35 PM
I agree with Haley, this article reveals something unbelievable. The fact that veterans are being placed on waiting lists for months to years for basic medical procedures is outrageous. I cannot believe that of all groups, the VA, has had so little value for these care-needing veterans. Something serious has to be done about this and quickly.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 2, 2014 8:28 PM
I completely agree with Haley and Benton that what is being described by this article is completely unacceptable. It is hard to believe that brave men and women who risked their lives for our country are now dying due to lack of access to health care. Clearly this is a major problem that needs immediate attention.
Nick Sigrist's comment, May 2, 2014 8:59 PM
This article is very hard to believe, that we would leave these heroes hanging out to dry while we deny them any of the help we could give them. Veterans gave up their lives to serve us and we bathe in the comfortability of our homes, that they protected, while they suffer on the streets and in their beds with the lack of healthcare. I believe this is truly disgraceful and immoral, how we can treat these people so poorly.
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International GMO Ban Alliance: Cities Which Banned GMOs

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I thought this article is so interesting because we just learned about this in class. I did know that these places are looking to banns on these types of foods. I would eventuality like to America banning these types of foods but for now I will settle for a small set which is labeling. This is a great way to let people know what they are eating and it is very cheap. While I would like to be here one day I believe that we need to make small steps on this battle ground staring with labeling.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:27 AM

More good news about the banning GMOs.

Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 2, 2014 8:33 PM
I agree with Haley that this is definitely a step in the right direction. However, I'm not sure that outright banning GMO's is the way to go. I think that we should begin with labeling products that contain GMO's then progress to actually banning them. Furthermore, we don't actually know what kind of negative effects, if any, are caused by GMO's, so I don't think major changes can be made until this information is found.
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Until privacy laws protect us, every move will be watched

Until privacy laws protect us, every move will be watched | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Until privacy laws protect us, every move will be watched...

Via Richard Evans
Haley Abrams's insight:

Most countries around the  world are having this problem. The problem of privacy laws with new and advancing technology. The US is having issues and now so is  Australia. These laws can be very difficult and their is a fine line between protection and spying on private lives. I do believe that the government should have access to this information because it is in their best interest to keep the public safe.  But I do believe that these systems should be made stronger so that people are not able to hack into these data bases.


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Benton Blank's comment, April 26, 2014 11:03 PM
I agree with Haley that there have been many problems throughout the world with privacy and information. I think that there definitely has to be some sort of regulation to what information is recorded, and who can access it and the people have to be informed on how this works. As for the government keeping and having access to all of this digital information, I believe that it can be very useful and help protect people, but I feel there have to be strict guidelines as to how and when the government is allowed to use this information, to prevent the abuse of having this vast collection of data.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 27, 2014 12:14 AM
I agree with Haley and Benton that the government closely monitoring citizens' personal lives can be beneficial. However, I feel that there have to be clear boundaries established because certain things should remain private. I also think that it is extremely important to ensure that no one could hack into this system and gain access to such sensitive information.
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UK Government Bans iPads and Smartphones from Cabinet Meetings - I4U News

UK Government Bans iPads and Smartphones from Cabinet Meetings - I4U News | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it

The UK government is taking all the precautions necessary against cyber spying. That is why it is banning all smartphones and tablets from cabinet meetings. The reason is that they may come with Trojan viruses attached.
Read more at http://www.i4u.com/2013/11/56865/uk-government-bans-ipads-and-smartphones-cabinet-meetings#4V4VjtT9CC2Le34I.99


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I believe that this ban is a great idea! I completely agree with this ban not allowing ipads and smart phones into the meetings. This is a very good plan because people will be more focused on the task at hand and not playing around on their electronic device. They will not have any distractions during their meeting that can take their attention away from who ever is speaking or whatever they are discussing. Also these electronic device could in some cases be bugged which is very bad but this ban can prevent the information discussed in the meeting and to keep spies from eavesdropping like the article says. Overall I think that this is a very good idea for these electronic devices to be banned at cabinet meetings.

 

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Austin Robertson's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:49 AM

I think this is a idea. In some of the most important meetings in our government, people can easily hack into smart devices and listen in and potentially ruin us. If there is no electronics then no secrets can be given away. It's common sense.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, April 24, 2014 8:22 PM
It is a great idea for the UK to ban the use of these smart devices, they might be getting a little too smart for us. I would love to see this occur in the states as well because they are such powerful tools that can do a lot of evil as well.
Katie Gilbertson's comment, April 27, 2014 4:37 PM
I don't think it's so much a matter of safety/security but it is really disrespectful. I went to a Rochester meeting that had many sitting on other electronic devices instead of paying attention to the problem at hand. I turned mine off and I was simply a visitor. Common courtesy folks. Plus I feel like they're not doing their job if they're not even paying attention.
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Can You Become A U.S. Citizen Through A Grandparent?

Can You Become A U.S. Citizen Through A Grandparent? | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Is It Possible For An Immigrant To Become A U.S. Citizen Through A Grandparent?
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I find this article interesting that you can become a U.S. Citizen through your grand parents. While I do understand that there are restriction to this I think that this is can be a very good thing. This can allow family to stay together and have a better and safer life as a family. This can allow more citizen who are living illegally to come and become a citizen this will not only help them but can help the U.S.
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Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 19, 2014 2:34 PM
I agree with Haley that this could definitely be a good thing as it could allow families to remain together. Hopefully if illegal citizens can become productive, taxpaying members of society, the US will be greatly benefitted.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, April 19, 2014 2:34 PM
I agree with Haley that this could definitely be a good thing as it could allow families to remain together. Hopefully if illegal citizens can become productive, taxpaying members of society, the US will be greatly benefitted.
Benton Blank's comment, April 19, 2014 5:31 PM
I don't know if this is a good thing or not. One thing I can say is it is not really "becoming" a citizen so much as "verifying" because this law deals with people who are technically already viable citizens, just without the paper work. I can see this as a good thing, but I also foresee people trying to take advantage of the opportunity. If anything it is certainly an interesting path to citizen ship, and would require a lot of work to utilize.
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Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million - USA TODAY

Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million - USA TODAY | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
MSNBC Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million USA TODAY Taxpayers fund presidential operations even after presidents leave office.
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I find it interesting that we are paying that much for our past Presidents. While I do believe that our past Presidents should get paid I just don't think that they should get that much. I completely agree with paying for there security because their are people who are crazy and try to hurt our past Presidents. But paying 1.3 million dollars for one past President is just to much money.
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Benton Blank's comment, April 12, 2014 10:42 PM
I agree with Haley. While I understand granting stipends to past presidents for their service, a bill of $3.7 million seems awfully steep. I don't know that the government, in lieu of budget cut backs, should be paying so much, especially that these past presidents continue to work after their time in office. Something seems wrong about granting a second salary to someone who is already plenty wealthy.
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Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy

Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
Correlation-driven Big Data approaches to public policy issues try to de-humanize human decisions. That's always bad policy.

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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.

 

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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.

Molly Petersen's curator insight, March 27, 2014 12:04 AM

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. 

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.
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Obama's Trauma Team | TIME

Obama's Trauma Team | TIME | Gov & Law 3c Haley | Scoop.it
How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived Obama's troubled HealthCare.gov website

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I find this interesting because it was not the highly paid and highly respected staff that fixed health care.gov but a group of highly technological people can . While I find this interesting I am not shocked by this news, many people out there are skilled with computers (me not being one of them) and have a certain skill in a certain areas. I also find this possible because if the group he had working on the problem had been working on this project for a log time they might not have been able to see the problem clearly. But a fresh pair of eyes might have been able to see the problem clearly. I find this situation completely normal and beneficial to the program. 

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Hope Schuster's comment, March 13, 2014 11:29 AM
I thought it was really funny how the health care website was such an epic failure. You think with that much money being put into it that it would be able to function a bit better.
Margaret Silhasek's comment, March 13, 2014 12:15 PM
I totally agree Hope! The thing that I find to be even more ironic is the fact that they keep saying that its a huge success, when in reality there are so many states that are having problems with the website. Take Oregon for example, they are having such problems trying to get their website going.
Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, March 30, 2014 12:15 AM
This was a really interesting article. I agree with Haley that it was very surprising that the highly paid, specialized staff that was supposed to make the website work could not. It was some very computer savvy technologists that were able to get the system sort of running. I think that healthcare.gov needed to be more thoroughly tested at the beginning, before everything got so out of hand.