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Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’

Disabled people on government work schemes ‘deserve better’ | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it

The failure of the coalition’s two programmes to help disabled people into work has highlighted the need for much more intensive employment support, according to one of the government’s own advisers.

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I like how they are trying to make people who are disabled have better jobs. It is really nice and they deserve it. They did not choose to be disabled so they should have the same choices we have.

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Amanda Nandory's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:16 AM

This story is about how People with disabilities now a days don't have very many job options and a source says that they should make more job options and choices for them to chose from

Melaina Borchert's comment, March 3, 2013 10:19 PM
I agree. I think we should give disabled people more job options.
Noah Duncan's comment, March 10, 2013 12:24 AM
I feel that it is very beneficial to everyone especially those who have disabilities and cannot perform to normal standards. I think that the government is taking a step in the right direction by helping those that cannot do it on their own.
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Oldest Fossils Reveal When Apes & Monkeys First Diverged

Oldest Fossils Reveal When Apes & Monkeys First Diverged | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
New evidence fills a significant gap in the primate fossil record.
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While this is interesting it is not all that important. We all know that apes and monkeys are different, but we do not need to know when or how. 25 million years ago is along time ago and I did not think that apes and monkeys diverged from each other that long ago. I would have thought it would have been closer to 5 million years ago when they diverged from each other.

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2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case

2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to send money to al-Shabab in Somalia were given prison sentences in federal court Thursday, ending a week of punishments tied to long-running investigations into recruiting and...
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I think people who help terrorists should be charged like a terrorist and 20 years is not enough time for them to send to jails. They are essentially being an accomplist to anything that the terrorists do. If they did not send the money the terrorists would not have the money to preform any of the terror acts that they do.

 

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Jodi Arias: I prefer a death sentence

Jodi Arias: I prefer a death sentence | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first-degree murder. She could face the death penalty.
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I think that she should get the death sentence. She was definitly guilty and she deserves to die for what she has done. If she was in jail for the rest of her life she would probably have to be in solitary confinment because she is famous now and that would suck not being able to see anyone.  That is no way to live. I don't think that people should be able to get the death sentence just because they want it but if they deserve it then they should get it.

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Eric Olson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:55 AM

There is no doubt in my mind she should die it was disgraceful what she did. Prison shouldn't even be an option.

Noah Duncan's comment, May 19, 2013 10:32 AM
I am just getting sick of these mothers that are getting more sympathy than deserved when they've done terrible things. If she was a guy she would've already been dead.
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2 planes clip on tarmac at Newark Liberty airport

2 planes clip on tarmac at Newark Liberty airport | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say two airplanes clipped while preparing to take off from a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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It is amazing that every time a plane clips another plane it makes national news but a car crash dosen't even make the local news sometime. It is just because there are so many people on a plane and we think that they are less safe than cars. But more people die in car crashes every day then plane crashes. These planes barley even touched each other and it makes national news, amazing.

 

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Eric Olson's curator insight, May 3, 2013 12:31 PM

This would have been very scary and would have made me not want to fly again.

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5-year-old shoots 2-year-old sister in Kentucky with rifle he got as a gift

5-year-old shoots 2-year-old sister in Kentucky with rifle he got as a gift | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
BURKESVILLE, Ky. — In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year.
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This is very sad story. I do not think that giving a four year old a gun is the best option. Even though this kid had a year with this gun before it went off he still was to young to know about the dangers of guns and what they can do. This kid probably barley knew how to tie his shoes and you are trusting him with a gone. If the kid has a gun the parents should keep it locked up and only let the kid use it when they are around and watching him.

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Manchester, Illinois shooting: 5 dead, one injured | ksdk.com

Manchester, Illinois shooting: 5 dead, one injured | ksdk.com | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
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This is a very sad story. Five people were killed and one person was injured. The gunman was killed later in a shootout with police. It seems like most of these shootings happen in spring because people were pent up in their house all winter and that makes them very cranky and that makes them want to shoot someone.

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Freed poison letter suspect: 'I had never heard of ricin' - TODAY.com

Freed poison letter suspect: 'I had never heard of ricin' - TODAY.com | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
A Mississippi man was released from custody this week after charges he sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a congressman...
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This is a good story. I believe that this guy did not send those ricin letters. I do think that the marshal arts teacher that the guy is a rival with.  This is a very serious matter. This is a very serious posion and it could have killed the President and the other people it was sent to.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 28, 2013 12:16 PM
Great use of due process and the 5th/6th amendments!
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National News - WLOS WLOS ABC News 13

National News - WLOS WLOS ABC News 13 | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Late-breaking and current National news and headlines
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This Boston Bombing thing is a very sad day in America. This is reminicent of September 11th. This has been the scariest day for most Americans since that day. I can not believe that someone would do such a thing to such innocent people. These people that were injured or killed did nothing bad to the people that did these acts. I think that it is nice that there was a prayer service for this event. This brought the people of Boston and the United States together at least for a moment.

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Tornado smashes Arkansas homes, destroys church

Tornado smashes Arkansas homes, destroys church | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Strong storms slammed into a northern Arkansas county on Wednesday, damaging more than a dozen structures and injuring at least three people, officials said.
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This is very sad. There was many homes and a church that was destroyed. In a town of this size that is a lot of places that were destroyed. This would be devestating and it is all gone in one instant. One moment it is there the next it is not. THey didn't even have a chance to get out of there.

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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Bud : Ryan: The President’s Budget Is a Missed Opportunity

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Bud : Ryan: The President’s Budget Is a Missed Opportunity | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Ryan: The President's Budget Is a Missed Opportunity

President Obama's status-quo budget includes a nearly $1 trillion spending increase, a $1 trillion tax increase,...
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I think we need to fix the budget so it actually becomes balanced. This budget is just keeping it the same way it is. If we keep it this way by the year 2023 we will have over 25 trillion dollars of debt. That will be a huge deficit. The farter we fall down this hole the harder it will be to get out and get no debt.

 

 

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President Obama to return $20,000 of salary to Treasury

President Obama to return $20,000 of salary to Treasury | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5% of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts.
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I think that it is a good idea that he is giving back some of his salary. It is about the amount the people who are affected by the furloughs. I think that everyone in Congress should do the same thing. They all make enough money and they are the people that caused this problem so they should have as much hardship as everyone else.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 7, 2013 12:59 PM
Good for him! Even though it is a political move, it is important to note that no one in Congress is following his lead.
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Commentary: Cyberwar and the Private Sector | The National Interest

Commentary: Cyberwar and the Private Sector | The National Interest | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
() During a recent off-the-record meeting, a senior government official warned that cyber attacks on United States in 2013 will be worse than they were in 2012, a year during which they reached a peak.

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I believe with Noah saying that the government needs to spend more money protecting against a cyber attack. It will be the thing of the future. Pretty much every thing that we do involves a computer so if it gets hacked there is no saying how much we can lose. If the government gets hacked it could be extremly bad. They could get all of our personal information along with the information about the governments secret doings.

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Noah Duncan's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:37 PM

This artical has led me to believe, along with many other articals that Congress needs to pass legislation and fit into the budget accomodations for cyber-attack defense.  I don't think that the government treats cyber space as as much of a battle ground as it has the potential to be.  It has the power to destroy our country's infrastructure.

Eric Olson's comment, March 21, 2013 7:00 PM
I agree with both of you the government needs to spend money on our cyber security because now days it is the center of our money transactions and is very important to homeland security.
Eric Olson's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:54 AM

This article proves the point that we need to spend more money on our cyber defense. This is because of all the people who know how to hack or attack systems and render them useless.

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Vermont House backs gas tax rise despite Republican objections

Vermont House backs gas tax rise despite Republican objections | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
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I think this article shows how democracy rules in the United States. I think it is good that even though some people think that something is wrong the majority can still vote the other way to get the law passed. If something is the right thing to do most of the time it will get voted anyways.

 

 

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Eric Olson's comment, March 21, 2013 7:02 PM
I agree it shows exactly how democracy runs the U.S. It is very crucial for our country to stay as a whole and vote on things that our politicians can't figure out by themselves.
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U.S. lost track of two with known or suspected terror ties

The U.S. Marshals Service lost track of two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program "identified as known or suspected terrorists," according to the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General's report...
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While I find that this is hard to believe, I do think it happens more than we hear about. It would be hard for the government to keep track of so many people. It takes a lot of money and time to keep track of so many people and those peoples goal is to try and get away. Some of them will eventually do it. It only takes the terrorists one time while the government has to be right all the time.

 

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Prince Harry Visits Capitol Hill

Prince Harry Visits Capitol Hill | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
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I think that this is more for publicity then for anything else. It is still good that he is bringing press to the issue of the saftey hazard of landmines which his mother was very aware of. I don't think that people should make a big deal about this. It is not like he is talking infront of Congress or anything all he is doing is touring an exibit with a US Senator. It is not that big of deal.

 

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Eric Olson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:54 AM

Its all publicity and he is just talking about a few things nothing that could change the world anytime soon. Its good though for him to show he cares.

Noah Duncan's comment, May 19, 2013 10:33 AM
I agree with Tanner. This is all publicity but I feel that it is good and good things will come from it. Public appearances are great for a lot of things.
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More Americans trust Judges Judy and Joe Brown than any Supreme Court justice: survey

More Americans trust Judges Judy and Joe Brown than any Supreme Court justice: survey | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Mistrust of politicians is alive and well in the U.S. Americans overwhelmingly do not trust many of their current and past elected leaders, a new survey out Tuesday showed.
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I think that this is amazing that Americas trust people that are on a TV show more than the most important judges in the country. It is probably because Judge Judy is on TV and the Supreme Court is not. That lets Americans see the TV judges more and get to trust them more. The TV judges are still judges so at least they are trusted but this is still unbelievable.

 

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Yes, Ted Cruz Can Be Born in Canada and Still Become President of the U.S.

Yes, Ted Cruz Can Be Born in Canada and Still Become President of the U.S. | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
The Calgary-born Texas senator is considering a bid for the Oval Office. Let's nip those birther questions in the bud right now.
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I did not know this is how it works. I thought that you had to be born in the United States to become President. It kind of makes sense but I never thought about it that way. I don't think that he will become President so we probably don't have to worry about this whole thing. It seems like every election someones citizenship is in question.

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2 Navy members face military criminal charges in drowning deaths of 2 divers

2 Navy members face military criminal charges in drowning deaths of 2 divers | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Two members of a Virginia-based Navy dive unit face military criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter and dereliction of duty in the February drowning deaths of two divers at an Army facility in northeastern Maryland, a Navy spokeswoman said...
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This seems a little suspicious that 2 people died. I do think that these people were responsible for their comrads death. They should be held responsible and not let off easy just because they are a member of the military. They should have the same punishment as an average Joe. People like to give members of the military the best of everything but this is one thing that they should not get better treatment.

 

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3 hurt as fuel barges explode, catch fire on Mobile River in Alabama

3 hurt as fuel barges explode, catch fire on Mobile River in Alabama | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Firefighters from Mobile, Ala., and U.S. Coast Guard crews are responding to explosions and a fire on two fuel barges in the Mobile River.
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This is a very serious matter. The barge had a lot of oil on it. There was 3 people hurt and it is amazing that no more people were hurt or killed. If this explosion was very close to a city many people could have been hurt or killed.

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Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts from Congress; park police face furloughs

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts from Congress; park police face furloughs | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will force unpaid leave for U
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I think that it is sad that they will have to close some exibits in the Smithsonian museums. That is the history of the United States on display. We should be taking away Congresses salary because they can not figure out how to make a balanced budget. They are the ones who should be enduring the consequences not the average American.

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Ricin-tainted letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

Ricin-tainted letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
An letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss, tested positive for ricin or another poison, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., according to the Associated Press.
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This disgusts me that someone would do such a thing to someone. This also came right after the Boston Bombings and I think that is why this is so scary. Ricin is a very powerful poison. The good thing is that it did not reach the Senator but still this should not have happened.

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Dow and S&P 500 close at new record highs

Dow and S&P 500 close at new record highs | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve is back in the spotlight Wednesday, with investors awaiting the minutes from its most recent policymaking meeting.
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I think that this is great news. This is showing that our economy is improving. This isn't just highs since before the recession but alltime. Even with all of this North Korea talk people still have strenght in our economy and I think that is amazing.

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Noah Duncan's comment, April 14, 2013 10:07 AM
It is very nice to see DOW rising again. It's a feeling many Americans have probably missed.
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W.Va. Sheriff Killed Outside Courthouse

W.Va. Sheriff Killed Outside Courthouse | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
A West Virginia sheriff was shot in the head at point blank range and killed outside a county courthouse in broad daylight today,officials and witnesses said.
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I think that it is amazing the things that people will do. This man was supposed to protect this building and he was killed right outside of it. He died a hero and that is how he should be remembered.

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Eric Olson's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:51 AM

This is a tragic thing that happend to a man just doing his job. He did die a hero and the person who killed him should get the worst punishment that can be brought down on him.

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Judge throws out all campaign finance limits in Pittsburgh mayoral race

Judge throws out all campaign finance limits in Pittsburgh mayoral race | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
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I think that their should be a finance limit in races. It would limit the rich from winning based on the campaign they could make. The more money you have the better campaign you can make. I think that the better canidate should win not the one with the most money.

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Colorado puts strict limits on sales of guns, ammunition

Colorado puts strict limits on sales of guns, ammunition | Government and Law skinny | Scoop.it
Colorado's governor signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms, signaling a change for Democrats who have traditionally shied away from gun control in a state with a pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.
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I believe that it is good to limit the sale of guns. I also think that we should limit the amount of ammuntion. They should not have semi-automatic or fully-autiomatic guns available for the general public. People should not be able to have an arsenal of guns with massive clips. They should have a few guns with normal clips.

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