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Level 3 sex offender released in Southeast Rochester

Level 3 sex offender released in Southeast Rochester | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
A Level 3 registered sex offender has been released from the civil commitment process and will live in Rochester.
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Just recently, Rochester has another sex offender that has been registered. It's crazy and scary to think we have sex offenders in the area and at this high of level, it is even worse.

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khodge55's comment, May 17, 2013 10:04 AM
Ahhhhh! This is scary. So obviously I'm not 3-10 years old, but this is still really scary
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Level 3 sex offender released in Southeast Rochester

Level 3 sex offender released in Southeast Rochester | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
A Level 3 registered sex offender has been released from the civil commitment process and will live in Rochester.
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Just recently, Rochester has another sex offender that has been registered. It's crazy and scary to think we have sex offenders in the area and at this high of level, it is even worse.

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khodge55's comment, May 17, 2013 10:04 AM
Ahhhhh! This is scary. So obviously I'm not 3-10 years old, but this is still really scary
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MN Senate passes stripped-down gun bill

MN Senate passes stripped-down gun bill | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Senate has approved scaled-back revisions to state gun laws that do not include an expansion of background checks for gun purchases.
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The MN Senate passed a new gun bill. This bill states that there will be wider background checks and other regulations, as well as other restrictions. I think this is a good thing to be passed, but it is still a long way from solving our gun problems.

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slecy81's comment, May 17, 2013 10:07 AM
I think it is a good idea for wider background check on guns. I think that this might stir up trouble with past owners and others who will find a way to get a gun anyways. I do think that we need to have a better background check, and hopefully this would help.
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Supreme Court allows protest-hit Indian nuclear plant

Supreme Court allows protest-hit Indian nuclear plant | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
New Delhi (AFP) May 6, 2013 - India's Supreme Court gave the green light on Monday to the commissioning of the nation's largest nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, despite widespread protests.

Via SustainOurEarth
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With India getting the "green light" on this nuclear plant, should others be worried? This is one of the largest nuclear plants and who knows what they could do with it. I dont think we should be too worried but should keep this in sight.

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slecy81's comment, May 10, 2013 2:21 PM
I am surprised that this is the first time it has been brought up since it has been planned since 1988. If anything were to happen to this nuclear plant it could effect India's population greatly. I agree with Drew that it shouln't effect us at the moment, but we should keep an eye on it.
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Apple vs. Samsung court case set to resume in November

Apple vs. Samsung court case set to resume in November | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Judge Lucy Koh is a name many will be familiar with by now, as she has been the presiding judge in the ongoing major legal patent battle between the two tech giants, Apple and Samsung.

Via Shelby Strain
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I stole this story from somebody but i think it is very interesting. Two major companies in our nation are arguing all over a simple thing as a product and to have a second hearing is outrageous. I'm guessing they are both pretty wealthy companies and all they want is "bragging" rights over the other and that's all this is going to come down to.

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Shelby Strain's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:31 PM

As you may know, Apple and Samsung have been having a battle because Samsung stole Apple's product ideas even though Samsung came up with most of them and actually helped build it. They are now resuming the court case on November 12th, over a year later. They have now fixed the amount that Samsung would owe Apple from $1 billion to $450 million. The jury must come back and dicuss it now, but I doubt anything will change.

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 2, 2013 11:08 AM
Both companies have a lot at stake!
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In Gun Bill Defeat, a President’s Distaste for Twisting Arms

In Gun Bill Defeat, a President’s Distaste for Twisting Arms | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
The White House defended President Obama’s efforts on gun violence, but he has long struggled to master his relationship with Congress.

Via Shelby Strain, Ashley Sanneman
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I think Obama and the rest of the nation are very upset this Bill wasn't passed. This is now threatening our nation's safety and putting a huge disappointment on our nation as a whole. This could of easily been passed if there was some kind of effort put into it.

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Shelby Strain's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:09 PM

President Obama is very disappointed that the Gun Bill did not pass through Congress. Many of the Democrats who did vote against it are now feeling heat from other party members who supported it. A lot of them are more disappointe in President Obama's efforts on it. They are saying he let VP Joe Biden take charge when Obama should have. They are also saying that there is such a gap between the parties because President Obama has not been good with disiciplining Congress when they rebel, which is pretty obvious. I think that President Obama is doing a farely good job considering what has gone on in the past weeks, but he needs to start focusing Congress now hard core.

Ashley Sanneman's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:23 PM

I feel like Obama could have done more if he wanted the bill to pass. He should be disappointed in himself and Congress. I feel like President Obama is taking too light of an approach when disciplingin congress, he is the President and people should understand that he is our leader. This is President Obama's second term and he still hasn't mastered his relationship with Congress, come on it's part of your job for goodness sakes.

 

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Bill to Create 'New University of California' Dies | Inside Higher Ed

Bill to Create 'New University of California' Dies | Inside Higher Ed | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it

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A bill is dead to create a fourth college system in California to award credit and degrees to students but offer no courses, according to the head of the state Assembly's higher education committee.

The bill would have created the "New University of California," which would have issued credit and degrees to anyone capable of passing certain exams. The bill received criticism and news media attention even though it had an uphill battle to become law: its sponsor is Assemblyman Scott Wilk, a rookie Republican lawmaker in a Democratic-majority legislature..."


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I think that making another college system in CA is important and not important. This is important because CA has so many people, why not give them another opportunity at higher education. On the other hand, it could be bad for our nation and the cost of maintaining a college now is crazy.

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khodge55's comment, April 25, 2013 2:21 PM
Though they do have a lot of people, I feel as though they have many large colleges that could accommodate the population. I definitely agree that the cost of making another college would be outrageous.
slecy81's comment, April 26, 2013 9:52 PM
I think that this college is just to have the kids pass exams is odd too. I agree that we don't have the money right now and that there are other colleges as well they may attend.
Lauren Timm's comment, April 28, 2013 3:48 PM
California is big, why not give them another college. If people are willing to pay for it, there should be no problem in establishing a new one.
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America Needs a New Political Party

America Needs a New Political Party | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
The two-party system has a long history in America, but is no longer serving the interests of our country.

Via Jacob Boe
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In this article, Obama states that we need to have a center party. A party that has both democratic and republican views as well as the same ideas about government and all other beliefs. I don't think we should have a center party because it will only add more arguments into politics (more than there already is).

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Adam Alexander Schoessler's comment, March 22, 2013 5:39 PM
I agree another party could work.
Max Zamzow's comment, March 23, 2013 11:21 AM
I don't know, it's interesting. If we made a "third" party that found the middle ground between the first two, would that just get rid of the other two parties since we're always searching for middle ground anyway? It just sounds to me like he wants to combine the two into one.
Ryan johnson's comment, April 7, 2013 7:45 PM
I was actually just thining about this the other day! I really believe taht their should be a third party, and taht this party would represent a large group of people who are unhappy with their current party!
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Obama’s Budget Calls For Free Government Education For 4-Year-Olds--Like Hitler Daycare?

Obama’s Budget Calls For Free Government Education For 4-Year-Olds--Like Hitler Daycare? | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it

Via littlebytesnews
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I think that Obama using cigarette tax money to fund free-preschool for 4 year is completely wrong. Using money from something bad for you to fund young kids schooling is ridiculous. 4 year olds to go to school already is awful and when they get to high school and college, I think they aren't going to be motivated as they should be at that age. 

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Lauren Timm's comment, April 17, 2013 6:44 PM
I think this could be a good and a bad thing. I do not know where that money goes, but maybe if it went to something that actually matters then it could be useful. On the other hand, I think we are starting children's school "career" too early. Why not keep it the way it is?
slecy81's comment, April 20, 2013 4:19 PM
I think that the money should go to schools in general, not just preschoolers. I can see where Obama is coming from and how this could help, but what happens if the world stops smoking? Then who would pay for the free schooling? And wouldn't people smoke more because they are saying their taxes are going for a good cause? I agree with Lauren on how his could be a good and bad ting and that it is starting the children's schooling too early, they are children, they need to be free for a couple years before school. If he wants them to be smarter, than again have the tax money go to all schooling so we can prepare and teach the children with more up to date things.
littlebytesnews's comment, April 21, 2013 2:15 AM
Thanks for comments every one, but what do you think of the historical perspective and giving so much power to our federal government over our children and parental rights?
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Workout minutes on more doctors' check lists [USA]

Workout minutes on more doctors' check lists [USA] | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Asking about or prescribing physical activity becoming more common in the U.S.

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Drew Fuchs's insight:

I think that doctors and other medical officials should ask and encourage physical activity since our ever-growing obesity in all ages of people. Exercise should be in everybody's daily life whether it's just a walk, run, or even simple stretching. It will only make you healthy and the rest healthy.

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slecy81's comment, April 11, 2013 1:03 PM
This is a great idea by doctors! They are not pushing their patients to work up, but are only encouraging it. The United States isn't the healthiest, but I think this is a good idea to show people how exercise can improve their heath!
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Gun deaths shaped by race in America

Gun deaths shaped by race in America | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Whites are more likely to have committed suicide, African Americans to have been shot by someone else.

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Drew Fuchs's insight:

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.

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, March 24, 2013 1:56 PM

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

Kole Carpenter's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:07 PM

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.

khodge55's comment, April 10, 2013 9:16 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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VIDEO - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

http://www.kttc.com/category/131445/video?clipId=8871681&topVideoCatNo=134633&autoStart=true

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This is so outrageous. Up north in Minnesota, ice was melting off the lakes in big sheets and knocking out HUGE two-story homes and completely demolishing them. 

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Lauren Timm's comment, May 19, 2013 7:27 PM
This is crazy. It looks like the ice is alive. I hope this never happens to the lakes and rivers near our home.
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Bradlee Dean: The CORRUPT Supreme Court’s Record of Advocating Darkness

Bradlee Dean: The CORRUPT Supreme Court’s Record of Advocating Darkness | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Bradlee Dean explains how The Supreme Court has been legislating from the bench & unlawfully and unconstitutionally stepping outside of their scope of power

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Drew Fuchs's insight:

Dean is highly against the Supreme Court currently and their power. He believes that they are using their power is being used unlawfully and disobeying the Constitution. I think if someone believes this, there is many more and I really think they should look more in depth at this problem that has been sent forward to our nation.

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khodge55's comment, May 9, 2013 9:47 AM
Hopefully a large group of Americans that are highly looked upon are not abusing their power. It would be extremely dissapointing if this were the case.
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Byron students help with spring clean-up :: KTTC TV

Byron students help with spring clean-up :: KTTC TV | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it

Byron students are rolling up their sleeves... to help clean up their community.


Via Lauren Timm
Drew Fuchs's insight:

This just shows how great of a thing we did as a school. We helping our community and its being noticed by the area. This just shows what a difference a school can make to a community and what the community could do back to the school.

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Lauren Timm's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:00 PM
We did a great thing. Even though some people didn't want to help, I'm really glad they did.
khodge55's comment, May 9, 2013 9:44 AM
I like how we made it to scoop.it. I wonder who actually uploaded it to thus site. I really enjoyed this project and wish we had done it previous years aswell.
Lauren Timm's comment, May 9, 2013 10:41 PM
I'm so glad we all came together and helped out our community. So many people do not know that even the help of our students does so much for some of these places.
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Court Rules in Favor of NYSE, Nasdaq in NetCoalition Case

Court Rules in Favor of NYSE, Nasdaq in NetCoalition Case | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed complaints filed by Google , Yahoo!

Via Shelby Strain
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Major internet sources a pleaded for a decrease in the cost of keeping their stock and other parts of their business in the NYSE and NASDAQ. They believe it is overally priced and needs to be changed. Not really sure on exactly they want, but it could be a huge change into the stock exchanges.

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Shelby Strain's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:27 PM

Google, Yahoo! and other internet companies wanted to reduce fees for the NASDAQ and NYSE for market data because the Dodd-Frank bill "stripped it of jurisdiction in the case". The US Appeals Court in D.C. dismissed the petitions.

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Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill

Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Must read post at End the Lie - Independent News : Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal of[..]

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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I don't think this passing is that big of a deal. There wasn't enough of a change to make big headlines nor has it been a big factor in reality. Therefore, I think the news are only making it a big deal being Obama signed it and approved the change.

 

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Florida man breaks into zoo, frees animals (VIDEO)

Florida man breaks into zoo, frees animals (VIDEO) | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A Bonita Springs man, Steven Trew, frustrated that the Everglades Wonder Gardens will soon close, broke into the zoo sometime early Monday morning, cut the locks on almost every cage and set many animals free, according to employees at the gardens. 

 

One deer was killed on Imperial Parkway, one deer is missing, but the rest of the creatures never left the zoo property and were returned to their cages by zoo staff. 

Employee Jack Wollman arrived at the Everglades Wonder Gardens at 5 a.m. Monday and found the back gate sawed open. When he got inside he noticed deer, pigs and birds were out of their cages. 

 

Wollman held the suspect, 58-year-old Steven Trew, until deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's office arrived. Trew has been arrested by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and charged with burglary of a dwelling and damage to property with criminal mischief...

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Drew Fuchs's insight:

If you are crazy enough to free wild animals into the world, you need some help. Also, you are putting everyone in the area in danger as well as him. Did he really think he was going to get away with this without gettting in trouble? 

 

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slecy81's comment, April 23, 2013 12:55 PM
INSIGHT!: Well I thought this was a little amusing, a man upset a zoo was closing. I was very surprised that he actually was able to get into the zoo and I also was surprised that many of the animals did not leave. I think the man that did this was dumb, and was endangering the animals even more! A lot of animals at zoos are incapable of living in the wild or were born in a zoo, it looks sad, but a majority of the times the zoos are helping the animals.
khodge55's comment, April 23, 2013 7:50 PM
This is crazy and a little extreme. If this guy was upset that a zoo was closing he should have done something about it sooner. Not try to set all of the animals free, but tried to raise money for the animals or something of the sort. It's sad that an animal died in this mess and I hope that they find the other deer safe and sound.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 24, 2013 3:16 PM
Always a great idea to break/enter, free wild animals, and endanger the public. If my sarcasm wasn't evident, please note that I am not actually condoning this!
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Emotional reunions for runners returning via PDX - kgw.com

Emotional reunions for runners returning via PDX - kgw.com | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
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Emotional reunions for runners returning via PDX
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PORTLAND – Runners and their supporters returning to the Portland Metro area from Boston started arriving at PDX late Tuesday morning.
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After the tragedy that happened, I think mourning with victims and witnesses was a good thing to do. It helps people gain their strength back after the explosions and a way to get their minds off it. We will just have to wait and see the story being the explosions.

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khodge55's comment, April 17, 2013 9:54 PM
This whole circumstance makes me so sad, but I think that it is a good thing that they came together to mourn. When going through a hard time, it helps to have people around you that understand what you've been through.
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The First Amendment to the Constitution: Freedom of Speech | David J. Shestokas

The First Amendment to the Constitution: Freedom of Speech | David J. Shestokas | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
The US Constitution’s first ten amendments are called The Bill of Rights. The First Amendment limits the authority of government to enact laws impinging

Via Bill McKee
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In this article, it goes further into depth of the First Amendment and explains the many problems there is within it. I think we neeed to put limitations on what we have "Freedom of Speech" when it comes to certain circumstances such as school, work, and/or public areas. Watch what you say and who you say it around.

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Bill McKee's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:49 PM

Let's never forget... for if we do, we are doomed to repeat the errors and tyranny of the past...

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Seniors would see smaller Social Security checks under Obama budget due to chained CPI

Seniors would see smaller Social Security checks under Obama budget due to chained CPI | Gov & Law Project | Scoop.it
Obama wants to change the inflation gauge for Social Security's annual increases to chained CPI, but that would mean reductions in monthly payments to seniors.

Via Ashley Sanneman
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I think that Senior citizens have been paying citizens all their life and to change it now that are old in order to suit Obama's wants and needs to make our economy "better" is completely wrong. Changing their payments may only hurt us instead of helping us because some senior citizens are big contributors into our nation. 

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Ashley Sanneman's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:49 PM

Senior citizens who have already spent their whole life working are now getting their social security cut under Obama's budget system. The president's proposal would provide protections for the oldest seniors, low-income seniors and veterans, and those who are disabled. The budget cuts would reduce their social security by hundreds of dollars. I don't think that is fair to punish the people that have already worked so hard. Some people rely on their social security so I just feel awful for the senior citizens.

MsHaeussinger's comment, April 10, 2013 2:24 PM
Economics in action! Interesting how the change of calculation in the CPI can have such a drastic affect on social programs.
Lauren Timm's comment, April 11, 2013 6:07 PM
I think this is awful! How could you cut our oldest working citizens Social Security checks? It's absolutely ridiculous that Obama thinks that this is okay.