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Are "rights of way" key to better mega-cities?

Are "rights of way" key to better mega-cities? | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
I have long believed that one key, seldom-mentioned aspect for saving megacities is the problem and opportunity of rights-of-way (RoW).  Any of these megacities could be vitalized by a process that -- at first sight -- will seem brutal, but that does not have to be.  It is the demolition of -- and rebuilding upon -- a 200 meter wide corridor extending from the port, to the urban center, then out to the industrial parks and airport and then countryside.Within this razed band, every major, revitalizing service can then be inserted at very low cost, using simple trenching methods: utilities, sewer systems, water, underground metros and a grand boulevard.  There would also be room for new-innovative services like pneumatic tube delivery of goods, eliminating much of the truck traffic that clogs streets.
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This article discusses a public policy suggestion. For a long time, mega cities have scone crowded and need improvement. They have the right of way (ROW) plan to try to demolish homes an rebuild sewer systems, homes, and the surrounding areas with farmer markets and booths. I think it is a good idea but where would the current residents live? It reminds me of my holly gardens township and their plan of redevelopment. I think they need to truly evaluate their options.

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Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 29, 2014 11:20 PM
This is like the mt holly vs mt holly gardens case. this is a good idea but they need to rethink their plan of redevelopment and options. It is a good idea though
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INTERNATIONAL - US lawmakers want to cut aid after Egypt 'massacre'

INTERNATIONAL - US lawmakers want to cut aid after Egypt 'massacre' | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
US lawmakers called for cutting off military aid to Egypt after its security forces killed hundreds of supporters

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this is related to gov and law because they wished to take out military aid from Egypt due to the massacres that were happening. i don't know what I would do in that situation because two wrongs don't make a right and fighting fire with fire doesn't work either. I think that pulling out military aid could be a beneficial option.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 22, 2014 9:59 AM
I don't know if I agree with this option or if I don't. Pulling out the military aid could be a benefit but could also be a bad thing to do. If they are doing it to be mean or bad then they shouldn't do anything else to make the Egyptian people mad at them.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, May 22, 2014 4:45 PM
I think that this could be beneficial but also it could be bad. I'm not really sure what they should do
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Alabama Supreme Court Rules “Child” Applies to Preborn

Alabama Supreme Court Rules

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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This is related to gov and law because it discusses a decision made by Alabamans Supreme Court that unborn children are indeed CHILDREN.  It also mentions how chemicals, such as illegal drugs, can affect the unborn child which is why they made the final decision. I agree with their decision because it's not fair to the child who doesn't have a say in whether or not the mother should be taking these chemicals.

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Siobhan Chantigian's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:18 PM

The Alabama supreme court ruled that in abortion cases a preborn child is considered a person and has rights.  This relates to gov. And law because their Supreme Court has added to a law.

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China’s economy rebounds, registers 7.8 percent growth | The Money Times

China’s economy rebounds, registers 7.8 percent growth | The Money Times | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
The government spending managed to meet the government’s expansion goal for 2013 and reverse the slump in the world’s second largest economy.

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China is one of the largest economies in the world and I think it's great that they are trying to promote better economy and working towares their goals.

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themoneytimes's curator insight, October 18, 2013 7:20 AM
China’s economy rebounds, registers 7.8 percent growth http://bit.ly/16fKWV2
Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 22, 2014 10:03 AM
I think this article is awesome. It is great that a China is trying to do better things for there economy. They are trying to promote better economy and work towards the goals they have made for themselves.
Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:02 PM

China's economy grew rapidly in 2013. Exports make China a powerhouse in the global economy. Chinese leadership desires more domestic consumption. Demand for Chinese goods has decreased so in turn the momentum behind Chinese economic growth has decreased. China is moving away from rapid growth policy and towards policies of cautious sustainable growth.

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Obama's Budget Boosts Preschool, But Freezes Major Education Programs

Obama's Budget Boosts Preschool, But Freezes Major Education Programs | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama's 2015 budget request increases education funding 2 percent over the previous year, cheering many education advocates, and proposes a revamped Race to the Top competition that focuses on opportunity for all students and a tobac...
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This is related to gov&law because of how President Obama is trying to benefit younger education with his new plans. I think it's a good idea to start the children out with education in the best way possible, but if it affects other aspects of education, it concerns me.  

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 8, 2014 4:45 PM
I think it is a wonderful idea when Obama came up with a new plan for preschool education. The thing that is concerning to me are all the aspects might change and that might not be for the good.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 8, 2014 5:28 PM
I think that it is good that Obama is investing in education, but I think that he should also try to decrease tuition costs at universities.
Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:12 AM

Obama is continuing to focus investments on education, which is very important. But having an even bigger focus on PRE-education is not what we need, necessarily. We should be focused on relieving the debts of college graduates, and aiding in the funding of high school educations, which can have a much bigger impact on students quality-wise than an early childhood education can. 

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Online Degrees in Education

Online Degrees in Education | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it

Find online education and adult learning opportunities that meet your needs. Compare college, graduate and certificate programs available online.


Via SchoolandUniversity
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is related to gov & law because it mentions how important education is in our society. Education is also become more and more common online. This article also discusses various salaries for those involved with education. I think online education is a great option, however, you don't get that personalized time with your professors

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Luke French's comment, May 11, 2014 9:04 PM
I think the idea of a completely online degree is a great one. It saves time and money for everyone involved, but, on the flip side, the education received online may, in some cases, be lacking.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:08 AM

An advertisement for online degrees in education.

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This article explains how education is jumping towards technology, even at the college level, and how parents and busy individuals can live their busy lives while also earning the degree they need without taking 8 hours out of their day to do so. 

 

I believe this is a step in the right direction, because this will help anybody that is searching for a college degree without the college expenses and time investment. 

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Technology Offers Wow Factor to Health Care Organizations

Technology Offers Wow Factor to Health Care Organizations | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Technology and health care are perfect match. It provides better changes that will turn health care organizations in great shape.

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article refers to how in health care the problems may be within the staff and faculty because there are not enough positive moments and too many negatives.  Coworkers need to focus on the good things that everyone is doing to work together to improve the workplace. Health care has a possibility of improving if the workplace itself starts to improve.

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Benton Blank's comment, May 2, 2014 3:50 PM
I agree with Ann Marie,. I think that this article does a great job of narrating how technology use is neither inherently good or evil. The effect technology has on a business/industry depends on how it is implemented and regulated. The addition of technology in the healthcare field can creat some great improvements in efficiency.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, May 2, 2014 11:14 PM
I agree with chelsie and Katie. They need to focus mainly on the pros not the cons. It just needs work and then it would be a very good systwr
Madison Blazing's comment, May 3, 2014 12:27 AM
This article was very thought provoking. I agree that technology has the potential to be extremely beneficial, especially in medical situations due to recent innovations. If technology is not properly monitored, the article also made it clear that it can develop into a problem if employees are using their electronic devices too frequently and being distracted from their work.
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Africa’s largest law firm opens in Kampala

Africa’s largest law firm opens in Kampala | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Africa’s largest law firm- ENSafrica with a 530 legal workforce has opened shop in Kampala.

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This article is about how Africa's new law firm is bound to improve economy as well as the need for the lawyers in the area. It is part of gov and law because it is about another country and how they go about working to better their economy and their plans.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 25, 2014 7:41 AM
This is a really cool article on Africa's Law Firm. I think this is wonderful because this will improve their economy, they will also need more lawyers in this area. So then they are making more jobs.
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Standard Digital News - China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi praises ties with Africa, calls for closer co-operation

Standard Digital News - China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi praises ties with Africa, calls for closer co-operation | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it

China considers Africa as an equal, Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi has said.


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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is about how china and Africa are actually very cooperative with each other and have had many dealings with each other without issue.  This is related to gov and law because of how it is foreign affairs between countries

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:34 AM

This is an article about china showing off and saying that they, unlike the west can help a country without changing the country

Luke French's comment, April 30, 2014 8:01 PM
This enlightening article talks about how China and Africa have a close relationship. To be honest, I've never really thought much about foreign countries and their relationships with each other, and this was an eye opener.
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Tina Turner Gives Up US Citizenship---Big FATCA Wheel Keep On Turnin' - Forbes

Tina Turner Gives Up US Citizenship---Big FATCA Wheel Keep On Turnin' - Forbes | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Washington Post
Tina Turner Gives Up US Citizenship---Big FATCA Wheel Keep On Turnin'
Forbes
It's no surprise that Tina Turner is no longer American. The U.S.

Via Investors Europe Stock Brokers
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is all about how Tina turner gave up her US citizenship so she could move in wit her longtime partner. this is related to gov and law because it is an option to give up your American citizenship.  For some people, it's expected and others would surprise you.

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Sam Burich's curator insight, April 17, 2014 3:11 AM

This article is about Tina  Turner moving across seas and giving up her US citizenship.

Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 17, 2014 9:34 AM
That is very surprising to me that an American would give up there United States Citizenship. I understand why she wants to give up her citizenship because she wants to move across seas with her partner. I just don't think I would give up my citizenship to get another. Can she ever reapply to get her UnitedStates citizenship back??
Investors Europe Stock Brokers's comment, April 17, 2014 9:53 AM
It would be up to the Govt. to decide whether they would give it back and then probably demand a bucketful of back taxes so as not to encourage other wealthy persons to leave the country... just a personal opinion... we would have to find someone who did just that and see what happened... that would be the precedent...
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Handguns for 18-Year-Olds?

Handguns for 18-Year-Olds? | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it

NRA tries to argue that people ages 18 to 20 years old have a constitutional right to own a gun. Many people disagree since that age is still considered very young. Even if the 2nd amendment should protect that right, it really shouldn't. It's extremely irresponisble to let 18-20 year old citizens, who are barely considered adults, carry around guns. If they aren't responsible enough to be able to drink alcohol, why give them a gun?


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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This is related to gov and law because it discusses gun control and what President Obama plans to do especially for the younger generation.  This refers to our second amendment.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 10, 2014 10:13 AM
I agree with the people,saying that teens 18-20 years old are a little to young to be able to own a gun. I think they should change the 2nd amendemnt so then 18-20 year olds can't own a gun. I just done think that a lot of 18-20 year olds are going to be smart when being able to own their own gun.
Paul Klompenhower's comment, April 13, 2014 8:30 PM
I very much disagree with this opinion. The bill of rights applies to all American citizens and the 14th Amendment prohibits age discrimination. Using age as a basis for determining who and who cannot own a firearm is poor way of implementing gun control. Instead of focusing on issues like this we should close loop holes in the background check system and strive to provide better mental health services across the country.
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Undocumented Immigration in US Seen Rising With Economy - Bloomberg

Undocumented Immigration in US Seen Rising With Economy - Bloomberg | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
New York Daily News
Undocumented Immigration in US Seen Rising With Economy
Bloomberg
The number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article relates to gov and law because is discusses immigration, primarily unauthorized immigration.  It mentions how unauthorized immigration was lower when the economy was in a recession and now it is rising again, possibly related to our economy getting better.

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Are "rights of way" key to better mega-cities?

Are "rights of way" key to better mega-cities? | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
I have long believed that one key, seldom-mentioned aspect for saving megacities is the problem and opportunity of rights-of-way (RoW).  Any of these megacities could be vitalized by a process that -- at first sight -- will seem brutal, but that does not have to be.  It is the demolition of -- and rebuilding upon -- a 200 meter wide corridor extending from the port, to the urban center, then out to the industrial parks and airport and then countryside.Within this razed band, every major, revitalizing service can then be inserted at very low cost, using simple trenching methods: utilities, sewer systems, water, underground metros and a grand boulevard.  There would also be room for new-innovative services like pneumatic tube delivery of goods, eliminating much of the truck traffic that clogs streets.
Via C.A.Brigham
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article discusses a public policy suggestion. For a long time, mega cities have scone crowded and need improvement. They have the right of way (ROW) plan to try to demolish homes an rebuild sewer systems, homes, and the surrounding areas with farmer markets and booths. I think it is a good idea but where would the current residents live? It reminds me of my holly gardens township and their plan of redevelopment. I think they need to truly evaluate their options.

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Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 29, 2014 11:20 PM
This is like the mt holly vs mt holly gardens case. this is a good idea but they need to rethink their plan of redevelopment and options. It is a good idea though
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Adoption group calls for US laws to stop online child trading - Reuters

Adoption group calls for US laws to stop online child trading - Reuters | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Adoption group calls for US laws to stop online child trading
Reuters
(Reuters) - A study by a major U.S.

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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

Finding a real online adoption agency that has helpful information is one thing, finding families you don't even know to pawn your child off to is another.  DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET!  The adopting parents also ran into problems with children that were not who they were supposed to be... Maybe you should have thought about that before going online to trade children!  This article really irks me because adoption can be such a beautiful thing, but here people are making it a scam and unethical.

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Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 22, 2014 2:08 PM
I agree with Katie in saying adoption can be a wonderful thing but this makes it very wrong and unethical. I can't believe people go online to trade their children!
Chelsie DeBus's comment, March 27, 2014 2:59 PM
I also agree with Katie and Aly. I think that adoption can be a wonderful thing. But when you go and try to trade your children online that is where someone should draw the line. I think that the parents who are doing that shouldn't of thought of being parents. It's like the parents don't care about their own children.
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Supreme Court shocks BCCI

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Supreme Court shocks BCCI

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This is related to gov and law because it discusses the supreme courts decision for Indias cricket teams. I think the supreme. Courts recommendations are highly beneficial.

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Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:15 PM
This is an interesting look into the sport of India. To be honest, I didn't even know cricket was played in India, but, as they say, hindsight is 20/20, and I should have known that.
Michael Watts's curator insight, May 22, 2014 2:36 AM

The United States government decides to suspend teams in India. How the Indian cricket team has to do with the United Staates, I'll never know...

Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 22, 2014 10:01 AM
Same with this I don't know if I agree with this or not. The United States is trying to lay down laws on the cricket teams in India. I just don't know if this is a beneficial thing to do.
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The Hacker Economy

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The new economy that’s emerging now is the hacker economy, where brands become platforms rather than products and ordinary people use open source technology to create their own products.

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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

What has work become?! I think it's insane that hacking is becoming such a big deal and a way that people "earn" money

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Courtney Cashman's comment, April 25, 2014 12:33 PM
Fascinating!
Alyssa Serrano's comment, May 22, 2014 4:46 PM
I think that it's crazy how hacking is a way people can make money now
Alyssa Serrano's comment, May 22, 2014 4:46 PM
I think that it's crazy how hacking is a way people can make money now
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The People Economy Goes Mainstream

The People Economy Goes Mainstream | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it

In the past year, the people economy made big strides in putting people back where they belong: at the center of their business. Behemoths like Apple and Starbucks, startups like Airbnb and Lyft, and many companies in between like L.L. Bean and Zappos, are all eager to disrupt their corners of the world by putting people--not technology--first.

 


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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is related to how our economy is turning into something that is all about technology and how they are trying to promote businesses

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Esther Ryu's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:13 PM

This scoop is perhaps the most general and yet one of the most important of my compilation. The economy is a single word, but it has the power to affect every individual in the world. If the economy goes under, the real estate career field severely takes a hit. This goes along with what my mentor advised me: "Always look out for changes in the economy". 

Michael Watts's curator insight, May 14, 2014 11:58 AM

In today's economy, technology runs a lot of businesses , it's good now, that businesses are making the people economy better to further better todays economy 

Nick Sigrist's comment, May 18, 2014 2:06 AM
I believe technology is definitely something we can utilize, and SHOULD utilize, to maintain a stable economy and maximize production. But many jobs are taken by technology, as well, so this teaches us to learn about the occupations that really need a robot in their place, and who can do just fine without one.
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Has Education arrived in the 21st Century yet?

Has Education arrived in the 21st Century yet? | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it

This interesting table, comparing 20th and 21st Century learning, was conceived by William Rankin, a well credentialed doctor of Education from ACU, Texas.

 

This graphic, which I found on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, was originally published on iThinkEd in 2007, where you can read Rankin’s full thoughts that led to his creation of this table.

 

What’s fascinating for me is the fact this was written 7 years ago. It doesn’t date the message. It challenges us as educators to reflect on how far we have actually progressed.

 

I started hearing the talk about 21st Century Learning back in the 90s and here we are in 2013 and, looking at this chart from Rankin, we have to ask ourselves; for all the talk and planning, have we really moved out of the 20th Century and embraced what this nebulous concept of 21st Century is really about?

 


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Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is related to gov&law because its main point is education all around us and how it has changed over the years. I think it's extremely scary, to be honest, how much education has changed and WILL change. There are pros and cons to all aspects of newer education, but I think the hardest part is always getting the student-teacher relationship since technology seems to be the biggest way to get your points across.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 8, 2014 4:35 PM
I do agree with Katie that is it scary that education as we know it is going to start changing. It is really scary to think that the American people don't like change but it is happening all the time with education. There are pros about this education change and there are cons. Let's take the cons and turn them into pros.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This is an article about whether education has made it online.

Fiona Free's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:49 AM

might be interesting 'work' to get staff to do the research and come up with their own table and add a third colunm.....what they do or could do...

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Health Care IT: Making Good Progress

Health Care IT: Making Good Progress | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Health Care IT: Making Good Progress - The Huffington Post

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article  discusses ways to continue to make progress in the health care world.  There are many options but health care is still going to be expensive. In what ways could we work to reduce the cost of health care and their organizations?

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Annie Christofferson's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:00 PM

One of the things that is a big issue right now is that health care is just so expensive for people! It needs to get cheaper, but how? Everyone should have the right to be healthy.

Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 1, 2014 3:57 PM
I agree with what Katie said. There are a lot of different ways to make progressive in the health care world. They could be a lot of different ways to reduce the cost and not make healthcare so expensive. We just need to find those ways.
Ben Flinchbaugh's comment, May 2, 2014 2:25 PM
I agree. Healthcare is very important and it shouldn't be so expensive. The prices are ridiculous.
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Nurse In Los Angeles Sees Education As Key To Improving Health Care - CBS Los Angeles

Nurse In Los Angeles Sees Education As Key To Improving Health Care - CBS Los Angeles | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
Health Care Advocate Michelle Katz sheds light on the importance of education in quality health care.

Via healthcareforless
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This is about a healthcare advocate that mentions that the key is knowledge. you must be educated to get a good overview on what health care is really about and the financial stresses it may cause.  This is an option for both patients and those pursuing a career in healthcare...to be educated on the subject at hand and not rely on your own personal opinions

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healthcareforless's curator insight, August 5, 2013 1:11 PM

To be a successful healthcare advocate, one needs to constantly be keeping up with the #health care changes occuring daily.

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:21 PM

This is a great reinforcement of how important education can be in the future of our society, and truly represents our medical field as a largely educated group of individuals that make a massive difference in our country and many people's lives.

 

Education is very vital for the future of our entire country, and so far it has proved to only advance our causes and provide us with a higher quality of living. To continue our successful health care system, education is truly important.

Madison Blazing's comment, May 3, 2014 12:38 AM
I agree that this article is a great reminder of the importance of education. Properly educating and informing patients and health care professionals is necessary to ensure future success. I think the direct examples this article provided also helped prove that the knowledge gained through education is applicable in many life situations.
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East Africa Law Society Condemns Kenya 'Terrorist' Attack - Voice of America

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Voice of America
East Africa Law Society Condemns Kenya 'Terrorist' Attack
Voice of America
The president of the East Africa Law Society (ELS) has sharply condemned the attack by gunmen at a mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, over the weekend.
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is related to Africa's foreign affairs.  It talks about how they plan to condemn the gunmen who were shooting at an African mall.  It shows how their laws are not too much different than ours. Violence is still frowned upon and there will be consequences for it.

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New drive launched to raise number of US citizenship applicants - Inquirer.net

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Inquirer.net
New drive launched to raise number of US citizenship applicants
Inquirer.net
One of the main reasons why permanent residents do not apply for citizenship is the huge fee.

Via Jennifer Mendoza
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is about how there are plenty of barriers blocking immigrants from applying for citizenship. They are trying to come up with ways to increase the amount of people who want US citizenship, since only 8% of eligible immigrants apply each year.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 17, 2014 9:32 AM
I think they should be a lot of different barriers blocking the immigrants from trying to get the United States Citizenship. I don't know if they need to increase the amount of people who want to apply for citizenship. I just think it is a good idea for our government to keep a good handle on the immigration citizenship.
Ann Marie Rydberg's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:50 AM

I though this article was very exciting and that the topic discussed- attempting to raise the number of US citizenship applicants- is definitely a step in the right direction.  I couldn't believe that only 8% of eligible applicants apply for citizenship.  Some of the reasons listed for this are inability to pay the fee, not wanting to lose ties to home, etc.  While I understand that these barriers can be problems, I think that it would be very beneficial for illegal immigrants to get fun citizenship both for them and for the country as a whole.

Haley Abrams's comment, April 21, 2014 1:40 AM
I find this interesting who these illegal immigrants are not becoming legal. while I do understand that there can be many variables in the way of this I would think that they would want to stay here leagly and risk deportation. But there are many barriers for some people to become citizens. I do hope that more will be able to become legal citizens to benefit both them and our country.
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Palestinian kid with dual US citizenship shot in neck with live bullet | Defence for Children International Palestine

Palestinian kid with dual US citizenship shot in neck with live bullet | Defence for Children International Palestine | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
RT @jala_leb: Palestinian kid with dual US citizenship shot in neck with live bullet http://t.co/ePU77xxx0X

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
Katie Gilbertson's insight:

This article is about a boy with dual citizenship, yet he was still shot and they were also discussing how many children get shot in other countries.

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Darby Dodds's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:31 PM

This article is about a young boy named Jihad Hamad. He was walking home, doing no harm when he was shot in the neck and shoulder. Ahmad holds American citizenship. It shows that some Israelis view Palestinian kids as targets. The Israeli soldiers were not In any danger that would need the use of live ammunition.  What do you think should happen to the solider that shot Hamad? What  are your thoughts on this? 

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 23, 2014 6:35 PM
I'm curious as to how this kid has dual citizenship?
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Gay rights becoming controversy in immigration reform - USA TODAY

Gay rights becoming controversy in immigration reform - USA TODAY | Gov&Law - Katie Gilbertson | Scoop.it
International Business Times Gay rights becoming controversy in immigration reform USA TODAY President Obama and some congressional Democrats are pushing for any immigration reform plan to include a provision to allow gay Americans to sponsor their...

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This article is related to gov and law because it discusses whether or not rights should be allowed to immigrants of a gay couple. I think that any rights a man and woman have should be given to gays. If we have freedom of religion then we shouldn't base our morals on something a religious group believes.

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, April 10, 2014 10:15 AM
I agree with Katie 100% with her insight. Since we have all have different religions then we should be able to still give gay people there right that all men and women get. It shouldn't matter if people are gay or not.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, April 12, 2014 10:18 AM
I think that gay couples should be treated the same as a man and woman couple. I agree with chelsie and Katie in we all have different religions and beliefs so we should not discriminate against gay couples.
Paul Klompenhower's comment, April 13, 2014 8:33 PM
I agree as well. I wish gay rights was not an issue at all. Humans should all be treated equally and with respect, and that includes basic human rights.
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Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Pleads Guilty In Fatal Drunk ...

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Barry Searfoss pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and DUI and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Coatesville man had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when ...

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This article is related to GOV&LAW because a state trooper broke the law when he got behind the wheel 2x the legal drinking limit. He only got around 6 months in jail and I believe he should have received more because he killed a young woman when the car he hit exploded into flames. unbelievable that the one person who should have known better made the mistake no one should ever make. 

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, March 27, 2014 2:51 PM
I agree with you Katie, I think he should have gotten more than 6 months in jail. Since he did actually kill the girl driving the other car. He didn't just hit her with a low speed. I think he hit very hard that is why her car exploded into flames after the hit.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 29, 2014 11:16 PM
I agree with both chelsie and Katie, I think that he should have gotten more than six months. He knew better than to drink and drive and he should be punished accordingly
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US pledges to loosen grip on net. Don't be fooled (Wired UK)

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The US is trying to appease international unease about its stranglehold over the net by relinquishing -- at least nominally -- some responsibility. But don't be fooled, argues Julia Powles


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This is related to GOV&LAW because it is a public policy issue about the Internet.  The government is discussing ways to control the Internet. I highly disagree with the Internet going into private hands because I believe the government has enough power over us as is and any more power, especially over something this big, is not a good idea to put into their hands...

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