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Provincial government makes changes to Wills and Estate laws

Provincial government makes changes to Wills and Estate laws | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Provincial government makes changes to Wills and Estate laws...

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Dictator Obama IGNORES Supreme Court Decision re. Sodomite Unions [no surprise, where a lot of his funding comes]

Dictator Obama IGNORES Supreme Court Decision re. Sodomite Unions [no surprise, where a lot of his funding comes] | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Obama IGNORES Supreme Court

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Raise the Wage

Raise the Wage | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about how raising the minimum wage is good for families and our economy: (WH minimum wage chart has some math problems - 3.4 million equals four different percentages.

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Inspires Kids to Hug a Tree | Government Book ...

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Inspires Kids to Hug a Tree | Government Book ... | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Teachers can download for FREE the complete classroom guide of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Curriculum Guide as a PDF, or can download the individual activities to use in class (as long as it is for educational, and not commercial ...

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it gives a good message for people to care more about the environment.

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Katie Gilbertson's comment, March 7, 2014 11:27 AM
Wow! It's crazy that kids spend 50% less time outside than they did 20 years ago! I think this program is a fantastic opportunity, not only for kids but for adults as well! Trying to get kids outside makes parents have to go outside and promotes good family time. Trees are also very important and I think it's good for kids to know about how much we need the trees! Cute article:)
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 7, 2014 1:51 PM

people should make more movies like this to inspire people to do things like this.

Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 8, 2014 1:20 PM
I think this is a great way to promote kids spending more time outside. I agree with Katie in saying this is also good for adults as well as young children. Spending time together outside will create much better memories and bonds between a family than if they were gathered around a television
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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Inspires Kids to Hug a Tree | Government Book ...

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Inspires Kids to Hug a Tree | Government Book ... | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Teachers can download for FREE the complete classroom guide of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Curriculum Guide as a PDF, or can download the individual activities to use in class (as long as it is for educational, and not commercial ...

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people should make more movies like this to inspire people to do things like this.

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Katie Gilbertson's comment, March 7, 2014 11:27 AM
Wow! It's crazy that kids spend 50% less time outside than they did 20 years ago! I think this program is a fantastic opportunity, not only for kids but for adults as well! Trying to get kids outside makes parents have to go outside and promotes good family time. Trees are also very important and I think it's good for kids to know about how much we need the trees! Cute article:)
Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 8, 2014 1:20 PM
I think this is a great way to promote kids spending more time outside. I agree with Katie in saying this is also good for adults as well as young children. Spending time together outside will create much better memories and bonds between a family than if they were gathered around a television
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:51 AM

it gives a good message for people to care more about the environment.

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Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws

Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws (Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws http://t.co/TDRrGkH4Up via @HealthRanger)...

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why should they challenge the government laws

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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:13 PM

This relates to Gov&Law because President Obama reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act which was put into place especially for foreign spies.  Many with the government believe that ordinary parole shouldn't have a say in the act. What do you think?

Chelsie DeBus's comment, February 27, 2014 5:38 PM
I don't really know how I feel about this article. I think it was a good Iides for President Obama to let the Foreign Intelligence Surfeillence Act to be able to track the foreign spies. I totally agree with him on that. I think that the government should have ordinary parole on it as well because you want to make sure that the Surceillence Act is doing what it should be doing with it.
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New Laws: Is it Really Up to the Government to Protect Your Kid Online?

New Laws: Is it Really Up to the Government to Protect Your Kid Online? | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it

A focus on child safety is among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013. In many states, new laws take effect on Jan. 1, 2013

 

Now It’s Your Turn

 

With all this new legislation, it should be a reminder that if the government is concerned about the safety of your kids online, you should be concerned too.

 

===> It is ultimately the parents’ responsibility to protect their children both off line and online. <===

 


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you should be able to protect your kid. not the government.

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Breanne Hemann's comment, April 12, 2014 10:12 PM
I agree that some measures are needed to protect children from the harms that can come with the internet. However, I do believe there is only so much that the government can do before it begins to affect citizens freedom. How will these new laws affect internet users? Will it be a positive move on the governments part?
Lauren Heim's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:58 PM

I think this is a good and bad idea. I think it's by far an invasion of privacy but i also believe that it will save a lot of lives and that overrules invasion of privacy. So it's probably not a bad idea considering cyber bullying has only gotten worse.  

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 8, 2014 1:28 PM
I agree that this is a good idea for the government to keep children safe on the internet. People are becoming more violent and violating a lot of people's personal business on the internet. I believe that the internet is becoming more unsafe.
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Nowhere to Go: Mentally ill youth in crisis

Nowhere to Go: Mentally ill youth in crisis | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Scott Pelley reports on severe shortcomings in the state of mental health care for young people in the U.S.

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all young people should be able to have health care like everyone else.

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Katie Gilbertson's comment, February 10, 2014 11:39 AM
This article is related to Gov&Law because it discusses how states have been cutting funding from mental health care and how that affects people of all ages and in all areas of America. This cut in funding even affected Virginia State Senator when his mentally ill son attacked him. It is difficult to find treatment and help with mental health problems. How can we fix this problem as a nation?
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Obama's Internal Devaluation Increases Income Inequality

Obama's Internal Devaluation Increases Income Inequality | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Approximately 51% of voters believe that the President is too hostile toward small business, while 70% believe government and big business collude in crony capitalism against workers and consumers.

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Less Gov. More Fun.™'s curator insight, January 12, 2014 7:26 PM

You know it. He won't admit it. he did it!

Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt!

Andrew Beighley's comment, April 20, 2014 8:38 PM
This article is interesting because Obama claims that he is making America more equal for everybody, but this shows that he's only making it worse. He is making the gap between incomes even larger than it was before he took office.
Brian Bertram's comment, May 11, 2014 7:57 AM
From what I have heard obama is not a great president. He is trying to help but sometimes he is just making things worse. I think this is one of those cases. I think he had good intentions but it just didn't work out how it was supposed to.
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How The Constitution Ended Slavery

How The Constitution Ended Slavery | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
KrisAnne Hall educating Americans about the Constitution.

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Step down Srinivasan: Supreme Court

Step down Srinivasan: Supreme Court | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Step down Srinivasan: Supreme Court

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Conservative Myths About the Minimum Wage, Debunked

Conservative Myths About the Minimum Wage, Debunked | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Contrary to conservative myths, raising the minimum wage would boost the economy, benefit all workers, and won't hurt consumers.

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How Oreo's rapid-response team lit up Twitter with a Super Bowl blackout ad

How Oreo's rapid-response team lit up Twitter with a Super Bowl blackout ad | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
The Super Bowl, America's annual celebration of the gridiron game, tends to be the most expensive day on any advertiser's calendar. Or maybe not. Oreo Cookies took a novel approach to its marketing...

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Alyssa Serrano's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:33 PM

The Oreo company used their witty minds to win advertisement on Super Bowl day rather than paying millions of dollars. When the lights went out the company quickly created a picture and with it wrote "you can still dunk in the dark"  earning Oreo over 14 million retweets

Chelsie DeBus's comment, March 13, 2014 4:57 PM
Very tricky Oreo! The Oreo company is very smart for doing this. It is smart of them to not have to pay so much money and mostly almost get the advertisement for free because people retweeted what they put on Twitter. 14 million retweets will get them to be seen by a lot of different individuals. The Oreo company is so smart for doing this. They should show this to other companies so then they don't have to pay so much money for advertising!
Katie Gilbertson's comment, March 15, 2014 10:31 PM
That was really clever of them to do. Social media is so important in our society today that I believe it is almost necessary to begin campaigning on the internet. Coming up with something so clever, so quick is a huge challenge. Nice article!
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San Francisco Supervisors Make Major Changes to Housing Laws During the Most Recent Month

In Reacting to Perceived Negative Effects on Rental Housing From the High Tech Boom, San Francisco Quickly Enacts Laws Which Further Restrict the Flexibility of Residential Properties Owners, Large and Small...

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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:56 AM

This talks about how the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken action that affects only San Francisco Housing Authority units. They encourage preservation of smaller units.  It affected about 75,000 apartments around December.  Do you agree with the changes being made on expansion policies?

Chelsie DeBus's comment, March 13, 2014 5:01 PM
It is cool that San Francisco made these changes to there Housing Authority units. Since it has effected around 75,000 apartments that is a lot of different apartments that they changed the housing unit on. I don't really know if I agree or disagree with the fact that they changed this.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 16, 2014 12:26 AM
I think that it is neat that San Francisco made these changes to the housing. I'm not really sure if I agree or not
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U.S. sends two warships to Black Sea for Olympics security

U.S. sends two warships to Black Sea for Olympics security | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
Two Navy warships deployed to the Black Sea will give U.S. commanders more options in case of a security problem at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Col. Steve Warren told reporters the ships — the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney and the frigate USS Taylor — have orders to conduct “routine...
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Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 21, 2014 12:23 PM

Why do they report the ships?

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Watchdog Report Says N.S.A. Program Is Illegal and Should End

Watchdog Report Says N.S.A. Program Is Illegal and Should End | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it

“ The 238-page report is likely to inject a significant new voice into the debate over surveillance, underscoring that the issue was not settled by a speech President Obama gave last week.”


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what did they do so they think it should end?

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MsHaeussinger's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:02 PM
Does this program violate our Constitutional rights?
Isaac Mettler's comment, February 17, 2014 9:54 PM
The NSA would only be unconstitutional if they had every phone tapped and read all messages. This would be a waste of there time and should only listen in if there is suspicion to do so. If it does stop a terrorist attack than it would have benefited the US
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Three improbable celebrities of the US government shutdown - The Guardian

Three improbable celebrities of the US government shutdown - The Guardian | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Three improbable celebrities of the US government shutdown
The Guardian
Three improbable celebrities of the US government shutdown.

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all people should be able to get a job if they can afford it so they can get money

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Alyssa Serrano's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:15 AM

This is about the government shutdown an. How some of the politicians did not do their job properly and how they should have handled it versus how it was handled. 

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7 Social Networks Obama And The GOP Hopefuls Should Definitely Join | Fast Company

7 Social Networks Obama And The GOP Hopefuls Should Definitely Join | Fast Company | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it

“ No longer can a politician get by on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube alone. When President Obama showed the power and potential of these services in 2008, every politician and their chief of staff's mother jumped on the social media bandwagon.”


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people should be able to be on twitter with other people.

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Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:35 PM
This article is about social networking sites and what it can do to future Presidents and what it has done to President Obama. This article relates to the Government because it is talking about President Obama and about future Presidents.
Katie Gilbertson's comment, February 15, 2014 7:41 PM
I think that it is almost a requirement for campaigning to have different social media accounts. To get the response they need and want from communities, they have to be connected with society. I think it could be a good idea for members of society that want to campaign. However, it could be used against them with a lot of negative feedback since this is social media we are talking about.
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Noahpinion: Does cutting government make it more efficient?

Noahpinion: Does cutting government make it more efficient? | Rachel Sigrist - Gov | Scoop.it

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 23, 2014 10:11 AM
Government struggles to run as efficient as a business. While govt' certainly functions like a business sometimes, its challenges are much more complex.
Ann Marie Rydberg's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:59 PM

I thought that this article offered a new perspective about reducing the size of government, but I don't completely agree with what it says.  This article stated that when you reduce the size of government, you can actually increase the inefficiency.  This happens because the "parasite" government programs are never the ones that get cut, rather the productive branches will be reduced.  I think that it is possible to reduce the size of government while still retaining efficiency if a closer look is taken at the branches being cut.  I don't understand why it would be so impossible to identify which programs were scamming the system because they wouldn't have made any productive output, be it monetary or otherwise.  For this reason, I believe that the size of government could be reduced, although it may not be easy. 

Haley Abrams's comment, March 1, 2014 11:50 PM
I thought that this article was very interesting. I do see how taking out the inefficient parts of the government could make the government more efficient but how would this be done. It would not be an easy or safe process and finding the right time to do this would also be difficult. You also run the risk of firing a person who is extremely effective. So while i do agree that the government should be more effective I do not believe that putting this plan in motion with limited information would be a good idea.