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Issues that should have been or could be explored with Joel Barker's Implications Wheel
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U.S. Army battling racists within its own ranks

U.S. Army battling racists within its own ranks | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - They call it "rahowa" - short for racial holy war - and they are preparing for it by joining the ranks of the world's fiercest fighting machine, the U.S....
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Here's $100M, Now Catch Those Drug Smuggling Ultralights

Here's $100M, Now Catch Those Drug Smuggling Ultralights | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is spending big – just under $100 million – to combat drug smugglers who use small aircraft worth only a few thousand dollars each to ferry narcotics into the U.S.
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Man Seated Next to Unaccompanied Minors Forced to Change Seats

Man Seated Next to Unaccompanied Minors Forced to Change Seats | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

A man traveling from to Brisbane from Sydney was asked to change his seats so he would no longer be next to two unaccompanied minors on a Virgin Australia flight.

 

The company should have seen this coming if they had done an implications wheel.  Maybe this would have changed their policy then instead of having to "review it" now.

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Jailer Fired After Facebook Requests

Jailer Fired After Facebook Requests | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Shoulda thought of the implications of sending a friend request to an inmate; especially if you are a guard of the jail.

 

1 Ga.jailer fired, 1 resigns after sheriff says they sent Facebook friend requests to inmate...

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Pueblo's 'no-zero' grade scale to award half-credit for cheating

Pueblo's 'no-zero' grade scale to award half-credit for cheating | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
A new grading policy at Pueblo High School will award students who cheat a 50 on their assignments, rather than a zero, a Friday email from the school’s principal said.
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Savannah Dietrich named attackers on Twitter, but now faces contempt charge

Savannah Dietrich named attackers on Twitter, but now faces contempt charge | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Savannah Dietrich lashed out on Twitter -- but now she is facing a charge for tweeting names of teenagers who sexually assaulted her.

 

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February eNewsletter: Are Parents Addicted to “Emotional Drugs?” | The Partnership

February eNewsletter: Are Parents Addicted to “Emotional Drugs?” | The Partnership | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Part of a campaign titled “Emotional Drugs,” these spots shed light not only on the harmful behavior of teen drug and alcohol use, but on what parents do, or don’t do, to intervene in their child’s substance abuse.
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What If Amazon Did Yesterday Shipping?

What If Amazon Did Yesterday Shipping? | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Very funny follow-up video to Amazon's launch of same-day shipping.  Maybe we already did the exploration of this?

 

Recent news suggests that Amazon is planning to launch same-day shipping, a first for online retail and perhaps the end of local stores as we know them.

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Habitat for Humanity Fears Impact of New U.S. Mortgage Rules - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Habitat for Humanity Fears Impact of New U.S. Mortgage Rules - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This could make a great I-wheel.

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Wikipedia Is Running Out of Editors and Admins

Wikipedia Is Running Out of Editors and Admins | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

What might happen if Wikipedia runs out of contributors?

 

Wikipedia is a wonderful resource, the kind of website that makes you marvel at what the internet can achieve. But it's only as good as its contributors and, while some are extremely committed, the sad truth is that the project is running out of editors and new admins.

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Michigan installs talking urinal cakes to combat drunk driving

Michigan installs talking urinal cakes to combat drunk driving | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The state of Michigan is using talking urinals in the fight against drunk driving.

 

What would the implications of this be -- particularly if the device also measured alcohol level?

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Youth still stressed by violence a year later

Youth still stressed by violence a year later | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Children exposed to community violence still exhibit a physical stress response up to a year later, suggesting such exposure may have long-term negative health consequences.

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Drug War Fuels Spread Of HIV: Report

Drug War Fuels Spread Of HIV: Report | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

What an implication that occured way beyond first order.  The drug war has been studied for years and this is one of the first mentions of it causing a spread in HIV.

 

The War on Drugs is helping to exacerbate the spread of HIV, according to a new report.

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Melky Cabrera testosterone plot thickens

Melky Cabrera testosterone plot thickens | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The Melky Cabrera drug saga took a bizarre turn Sunday when it was reported that he tried to trick Major League Baseball in a plot that backfired and prompted another federal investigation into the sport's link to performance-enhancing drugs.
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Helium shortage deflates balloon tradition at Memorial Stadium

Helium shortage deflates balloon tradition at Memorial Stadium | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
LINCOLN — Dusty Lindgren was only about 6 when his grandpa first took him to watch the Huskers play Colorado at Memorial Stadium.
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Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs

Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Australia attempts to uphold the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion.  They probably should have done a wheel on the possible implications of making such a decision.

 

Australia's highest court on Wednesday upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion, meaning tobacco companies will be prohibited from displaying their logos on cigarette packs that will instead feature images ...

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Women-only city to be built in Saudi Arabia to balance workforce

Women-only city to be built in Saudi Arabia to balance workforce | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
BUILD them a city, and they will come!...
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Chick-fil-A gets a lesson on corporate outspokenness

Chick-fil-A gets a lesson on corporate outspokenness | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Despite decades if not centuries of bitter experience, business leaders apparently haven't absorbed the lesson that it's best to let your products speak for themselves and keep your big mouth shut.
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Marijuana Farms Poison Wildlife

Marijuana Farms Poison Wildlife | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Some of the illegal and legal farming trades have had a negative impact on the wildlife.

 

Pathologists have found the first evidence of wildlife poisoned by a cash crop--and not in a traditional agricultural area. David Biello reports.

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Report: Warner Bros. considers canceling 'Dark Knight' screenings - JSOnline

Report: Warner Bros. considers canceling 'Dark Knight' screenings - JSOnline | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Our Implications Wheel team predicted this "possibility" at least six hours before this story appeared.

 

According to TheWrap.com, Warner Bros. is considering canceling further screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises" at theaters nationwide, in the aftermath of a shooting that left 12 dead at a midnight showing of the film in Colorado.

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Facebook scans chats and posts for criminal activity

Facebook scans chats and posts for criminal activity | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Facebook's monitoring software focuses on conversations between members who have a loose relationship on the social network. Read this blog post by Emil Protalinski on Internet & Media.
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Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local retail.

Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local retail. | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Imagine the impact Amazon will have by having same-day delivery.

 

Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to collect local sales tax from me, so I pay almost $1,100 at checkout.

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Scammers want restaurants to fork over payouts, or digest negative reviews

Scammers want restaurants to fork over payouts, or digest negative reviews | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Seems like an issue that likely has some very serious implications for restaurant owners -- and patrons.

 

Scammers are making some restaurants an offer they can't refuse: A payoff or discount, or they'll post a nasty rating on online review sites like Yelp!

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Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs

Sci-fi policing: predicting crime before it occurs | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This definitely has the potential to create some possible implications.  Violation of fourth amendmanet, other departments begin to use computers to predict trouble.  Porbably should have done a wheel before implementing it.

 

Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur.

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