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Gun deaths shaped by race in America

Gun deaths shaped by race in America | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Whites are more likely to have committed suicide, African Americans to have been shot by someone else.

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Kole Carpenter's insight:

I thigun more gun laws should not be input into place. We have the right to bear arms and we should be able to keep tots the difference in the back and white stats is crazy But the stats showing urban communities want more gun laws seems right.

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:56 AM

Some fascinating stats! Makes you think seriously about the culture of violence in this country. 

Drew Fuchs's curator insight, April 10, 2013 6:05 PM

I don't we should adjust the guns laws anymore beacuse I think it will cause even more conflict than there already is. Also, it will cause controversy on who gets to bear arms and who doesn't.

khodge55's comment, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM
I think it is very interesting that there is so much going on about guns. With constitution changes, shootings, and now gun related deaths. These stats make me really sad. I wish that people didn't use guns to harm others and just to protect themselves.
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Bulletproof whiteboards for Minnesota school | Video | Reuters.com

Bulletproof whiteboards for Minnesota school | Video | Reuters.com | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
April 25 - A Minnesota school district receives bulletproof whiteboards designed to help keep students safe. Sarah Sheffer reports.

Via Michael Charney
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think this is a really cool thing. It is something that every school has so why not make it a form of protection if something bad were to happen. I think schools should get it because it doesnt change anything and its just a little added protection for the students which is always a good thing. 

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Michael Charney's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:06 AM

Wow. I don't know what else to say...

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FBI foils 'terror attack' in 'planning stages' after raid on 'militia' man's Minnesota trailer turns up Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and an assault rifle

FBI foils 'terror attack' in 'planning stages' after raid on 'militia' man's Minnesota trailer turns up Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and an assault rifle | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Buford Rogers, 24, was arrested Friday after a search of his Montevideo home. Authorities believe he was planning an attack against a target in western Minnesota.

Via @NewDayStarts
Kole Carpenter's insight:

Its pretty cool to see that this man was stopped before he did something really stupid. It shows that if we keep and eye on people that have had a bad record then we can stop future crimes. I know watfhing people with bad records wont stop all terror attacks but it will help prevent some. 

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Bryan knesel's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:43 PM

wow great story found out alot from this 

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Instagram Adds Feature to Allow Users to Tag Brands, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week

Instagram Adds Feature to Allow Users to Tag Brands, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
No time to read the marketing news? Click this week's roundup and peruse.
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think its a good idea for companies to market there product anyway possible. Why not try getting your products seen on apps and sites that millions of people use every day. I would try to market my brand as much as possible.

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US Congress panel approves Internet freedom bill

US Congress panel approves Internet freedom bill | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
The author of the bill promises to work with critics who say it could have an effect on domestic policy

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think the internet should be free but there should be someone looking at it to try to but back on cyber crimes like credit card number stealing and things on that line. There should be someone looking for things that can link them to criminals and not just watching everyday people.

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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:23 AM

I find it very interesting that while hot topics like gun control and social security cuts are the focus that this panel may be silently ending the open internet that is the life line to so many citizen discussions and debates. The most dangerous weapon anyone could get hold of other than the biggest guns is the communication system and our internet.

 

 

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Citizens Applaud Defeat of Firearms Ban in Massachusetts despite Media

Obama and the Democrats in Congress would have us believe most Americans are for "sensible" restrictions on the Second Amendment. A town meeting in Massachus...

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think its cool how everyone showed up to back up the fact that they didnt want this passed. It shows that when people truely feel it is wrong they will act on it. I think way more people need to stand up for what they believe not just for gun control and firearm bands but anything that they feel is wrong. Everyone should have a say in the U.S.

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Top Republicans file Supreme Court brief backing gay marriage - More RINOs to vote out in 2014/2016

Top Republicans file Supreme Court brief backing gay marriage - More RINOs to vote out in 2014/2016 | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
More than six dozen prominent Republicans have signed a legal brief to be submitted to the Supreme Court voicing support for gay marriage, the New York Times reported Tuesday . The lists include members of Congress like Reps.

 

More than six dozen prominent Republicans have signed a legal brief to be submitted to the Supreme Court voicing support for gay marriage, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The list features members of Congress, including Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) and Richard Hanna (N.Y.), top Bush administration officials including national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. It also includes Republicans who had not previously signaled support for gay marriage, including former Rep. Deborah Price (Ohio), who was a member of House leadership during her time in Congress.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/284859-top-republicans-file-brief-in-support-of-same-sex-marriage#ixzz2M5LdZSOS ;
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I think its important that more people are backing gay marriage. I think slowly more and more people are starting to agree with it. There will always be people who dont back it but we are atleast making progress.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:15 AM

More RINOs to vote out, along with those who supported Chuck Hagel.

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Should 'bomber' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be Mirandized? Four Republican Congressmen fighting to call suspect an enemy combatant because they do not want him to remain silent

Should 'bomber' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be Mirandized? Four Republican Congressmen fighting to call suspect an enemy combatant because they do not want him to remain silent | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Four prominent Republican Congressmen have argued that the 19-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen should be treated as an 'enemy combatant,' meaning that he would not be read his Miranda rights.

Via @NewDayStarts
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I think the Republicans are right, he should not be given his Miranda rights. I believe once you do an attack on other American citizens you should lose certain rights like the Miranda rights. 

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Dakota Swank's comment, April 23, 2013 8:42 AM
why? the miranda rights are what you have that make everything they are going to do to him fair. We all know he is guilty and we are going to prosecute the crap out of him; but, it just seems uncivilized to just say your not even a human anymore. Just because he has those rights doesnt make him any more or less guilty, or any more or less chance of getting out of it. I think it's more like making an example, but we have to make sure were treating him as a human, even though what he did was completely unhuman. He deserves them because he is an american citizen, but trust me, it will not help him.
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Judicial Amendments and the Attack on Worker Rights

Judicial Amendments and the Attack on Worker Rights | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
There's almost no part of the National Labor Relations Act that hasn't been weakened by amendments.

Via Thomas Wentzel
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think its the employers job to be fair to all employes and give them protection. We shouldn't need to put in laws to make a company protect its workers. That being said there are a lot of companies that are unfair so we need to push to have better laws to make it equal. Workers need to be protected because better employers and employees will only better our country.

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Kayla Serie's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:50 PM

This was interesting to read! I think it is very important for the working industry to remember how important it is to provide protection and fairness for all workers.

Dorian Payton's comment, April 14, 2013 11:53 AM
It's like the Supreme Court doesn't care at all about workers' rights
Bryan knesel's comment, April 20, 2013 9:27 PM
great article need to respect the rights of all workers
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Gun deaths shaped by race in America

Gun deaths shaped by race in America | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Whites are more likely to have committed suicide, African Americans to have been shot by someone else.

Via MsHaeussinger
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I thigun more gun laws should not be input into place. We have the right to bear arms and we should be able to keep tots the difference in the back and white stats is crazy But the stats showing urban communities want more gun laws seems right.

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:56 AM

Some fascinating stats! Makes you think seriously about the culture of violence in this country. 

Drew Fuchs's curator insight, April 10, 2013 6:05 PM

I don't we should adjust the guns laws anymore beacuse I think it will cause even more conflict than there already is. Also, it will cause controversy on who gets to bear arms and who doesn't.

khodge55's comment, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM
I think it is very interesting that there is so much going on about guns. With constitution changes, shootings, and now gun related deaths. These stats make me really sad. I wish that people didn't use guns to harm others and just to protect themselves.
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A mother's journey to bearing arms #bangunfreezones

A mother's journey to bearing arms #bangunfreezones | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
A mother who was once adamant about not having a gun in the house talks about what changed her mind.

 

STORY HIGHLIGHTSTracy Scarpulla used to be adamant about not having guns in the houseHer husband, a Marine, firmly believes in the right to bear armsAfter a decade, she's changed her view and supports gun ownershipHave a personal essay to share with the world? Submit at CNN iReport

 

I slowly learned about guns. I began to accept that the gun itself posed no danger -- any danger was in the hand and heart of the beholder. I learned there were safe ways to teach your children about guns. Guns were a tool like any tool; they have multiple purposes and uses. I learned more about our Constitution and our rights as U. S. citizens. I learned I had nothing to fear and a lot to gain from owning a gun.


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I think it was a good story. I think it's cool how she took the time to learn about guns before she said they were dangerous. She thinks its good to keep guns to protect her kids I when her husband is gone.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:53 PM

Wake up moms and dads, it's time to defend yourselves and your children. Celebrities, politicians, etc are all protected why not our kids?? Ban Gun Free Zones and make schools safe zones with trained and armed security or staff as your child's first line of defense. You have that right in your own home, why not give them that same safety at school?

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Howling for Minnesota's Wolves - #IdleNoMore

Dr. Maureen Hackett and Nancy Nelson discuss the campaign to end Minnesota's wolf hunting season.

Via Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think there should be no hunting of wolves unless they are hurting your family or livestock. I also dont think the government should pay for livestock that a wolf has killed. A lot of livestock is killed every year for various reasons so why should the govenment have to pay for this one. I also think a farmer should be able to shoot a wolf on their land but only if it is a threat. 

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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:16 AM

Dr. Maureen Hackett and Nancy Nelson discuss the campaign to end Minnesota's wolf hunting season.

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7 Essential Ways You Can Use Google+ to Build a Web Presence

7 Essential Ways You Can Use Google+ to Build a Web Presence | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Google+ is more than a social network, it's the fabric that connects Google's properties. Here are 7 tips & techniques you can use to build web visibility.

Via Jaana Nyström, Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think this is pretty cool. I tend to use Google more then anyother search engine. I might need to look into getting a google + account. It is heading in the direction to help people.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:55 AM

Do you know another way Google+ can be used? Let everyone know in comments!

malek's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:57 PM

Google+ is notjust a social network,  it branches out into so many other Google’s properties that it’d be silly not to grab this chance.

Josette Williams's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:19 PM

Google+ is way more than you can ever imagine!  Check out these 7 tips and techniques to get found online.

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Supreme Court Ejects Foreign Suits from U.S. Courts

Supreme Court Ejects Foreign Suits from U.S.

Via #BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think we should not waste are time with court suits that dont matter to us. We should not be spending are court sytems time with suits that have nothing to do with anyone in the US.

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Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 19, 7:18 AM

Reading this article, I was surprised that the United States would ban foreign cases, even if they DO have an impact on us. Over the last 30 years, the United States has welcomed foreign suits into our government's judiciary, but recently they have started to ban and ignore foreigners and their problems with their properties owned within our boundaries, and send them off to bring their cases to their own sovereign government instead of taking our time to resolve their problems. 

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Watchdog: U.S. postal service in desperate need of rescue from Congress

Watchdog: U.S. postal service in desperate need of rescue from Congress | gov & law current events | Scoop.it

The chief postal watchdog has warned that the troubled US Postal Service will go out of business this year unless Congress acts to rescue it.

Kole Carpenter's insight:

I had no idea that the usps was hurting so band. they have taken a big hit since 2006. We need to do something to fix this because mail may be going out of style while the internet is picking up but its still important to be able to send letters. A lot of legal documents have to be sent through the mail. 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:00 PM

The GOP congress pushed to have the postal service fully fund future benefits now. As far s I know no one else fully funds their future benefits in advance. This is what through the Post Office into difficulty. The loss of the post office would mean totally counting on expensive services likes Fed Ex.

Laser Haas's comment, May 2, 2013 9:21 AM
They are NOT hurting. It is a GOP gun approach to devour a multi-billion dollar industry to the private realm. Where Fedex can then charge everyone $1.5 per letter in Metro areas and even more for locations out n the woods.
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US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated | gov & law current events | Scoop.it

The CDC has refused to study the autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated kids, because they are a captive agency of vaccine manufacturers. The former head of the CDC is now the head of Merck vaccines, the largest US vaccine manufacturer. CDC officials have been disrespectful, bumbling fools when required to testify before Congress.

 

The CDC is reluctant to compare autism rates in unvaxed vs. vaxed because it will likely show the same thing as the following study and survey, a huge increase in autism risk in the vaccinated. Of course such data will indict the CDC and expose their responsibility for creating the biggest epidemic in US history: Vaccine-induced autism.


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Kole Carpenter's insight:

Of course the CDC doesnt want to farther study the autism rates to vaccinated kids more likly then not they have an effect on the kids so why would they want to prove that when they are the people profiting from the vacinations in the first place. I think this is wrong. Someone needs to look into this because it could help a lot of children if something is found.

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Jacob Rabe's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:30 AM

This seems to me like it is a very demanding issue. If it is expected that the studies will show results that are not favorable, then why haven't we dont this a long time ago? Its all about the money. If these vaccines are proven to cause autism than these very large vaccine manufactures will either be out of business, or they will be spending a fortune figuring out the cause.

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 5, 2013 3:14 PM
Interesting story! This issue has gotten a lot of press in recent years from celebrities. To my knowledge they have never found a link but this could change that by infusing research dollars.
Sara Tilleman's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:18 AM

the debate continues!

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"Tell House Republicans to Support Universal Background Checks" | DCCC

"Tell House Republicans to Support Universal Background Checks" | DCCC | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
Help us reach 1 MILLION strong demanding action on gun violence.

Via Franklin Delano Williams
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I think new background checks would be helpful. I just dont want it to lead to bands on guns of anykind. I think we have the right to keep guns we just need away to keep certain people form getting them.

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:49 PM

Add your name right now and tell Republicans in Congress to support expanding background checks.

 

Background checks are essential to helping reduce gun violence -- but Republicans in Congress are threatening to block this sensible measure.

 

Sign the petition right now and help us reach 1 MILLION strong telling Republicans in Congress to support expanding background checks.

Tanner Klemm's comment, April 23, 2013 9:22 AM
yea kole i agree with you and it would be hard for them anyway to get rid of all guns.
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The Politics of the 14th Amendment and the Debt Limit

The Politics of the 14th Amendment and the Debt Limit | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
The reasoning behind the 14th Amendment provision that addressed Civil War debt should be applied today, an economist writes.

Via MsHaeussinger
Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think this can still pertain to are debt. Even though some time has past and there are differences in the debt we hold its still the same principles. The article states that the govenment didn't want to pay the debt for the confederacy which is kind of like how they are now blaming it on the republicans.

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Matthew Nava's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:22 PM

I beleive that this amendment is still talking about our debt, even though times have changed drastically. Our country is in big time debt, and I think this is discussing just how large that debt limit is.

Austin Briske's comment, April 17, 2013 6:13 PM
This amendment should still pertain to our debt even though the year is different the circumstances are the same debt is debt no matter how you look at it. Even though it was passed during the civil war and after no one got rid of the amendment it should still apply since it is still in the constitution.
Dakota Swank's comment, April 18, 2013 8:18 AM
I think the ammendment is a bit out dated in the fact that we are spending money on new technologies and investments that will most likely affect the debt limit this bill states. But also, this bill somewhat signifies the ability to abolish the debt we possess in the turn of a new or overpowering government, or in a time of war. I would just be curious what the repercussions would be to China if we just say, yea this debt we owe you, in the trillions? yea id doesn't exist anymore, suck it. yea guessing that doesn't exactly make them to exited.
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Amendments to close drug trafficking loophole (ACT)

Amendments to close drug trafficking loophole (ACT) | gov & law current events | Scoop.it
A tough new law designed to crack down on drug traffickers is expected to be passed on Tuesday, despite fears that it is too harsh and is in breach of the ACT's human rights laws.

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Kole Carpenter's insight:

I agree with this article saying it will only stop small cases. It will not do anything to the huge groups producing and selling drugs. I think it will help because it states that it will close loop holes in the amendments.

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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 18, 2013 6:34 AM
Insight: There will always be drug trafficking between throughout the United States, but this will help put a dent in it. Instead of trying to attack the cartel from higher up, they are trying to take out smaller individual drug manufacturers. Hard drugs are bad.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 10:24 AM
Please note that while this is an interesting story, it pertains only to Australia!
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Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal

Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal | gov & law current events | Scoop.it

Hernandez, who has been threatened with expulsion for refusing to wear a chipless RFID tracking badge, had her request for a preliminary injunction denied by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Western District of Texas. Rutherford Institute attorneys argue the school is violating her rights under Texas' Religious Freedom Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Kole Carpenter's insight:

I think it's a bad idea to have Id badges for your school. I understand that they are trying to protect everyone but it's kind of invading personal space. There needs to be a better way of protecting the kids without keeping constant watch on where they are.

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Paige Nelson's comment, April 10, 2013 8:23 PM
^^ I agree with both of you on that. It is your private life, and space. Her being expelled would be stupid I think.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 12, 2013 5:28 AM
This story is interesting but it never details how the ID badge interferes with her religious beliefs.
Jeremy Richardson's comment, April 14, 2013 6:52 AM
I agree that the id badge should not have to be for the students for school ,