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Issues that should have been or could be explored with Joel Barker's Implications Wheel
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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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Cocaine Expansion in Peru Raises Fears of Global Spread

Cocaine Expansion in Peru Raises Fears of Global Spread | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Production of coca, the ingredient in cocaine, is rising rapidly in the lower Amazon region amid big changes in the global cocaine business.
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New Teen Workforce Study Should Be a Shocking Wake-Up Call to Employers

New Teen Workforce Study Should Be a Shocking Wake-Up Call to Employers | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
In 1989, 56 percent of the 16- to 19-year-olds in America were actively participating in the workforce.
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Skout suspends teen community after child-rape charges

Skout suspends teen community after child-rape charges | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Let's see... First order: sex offender creates false account to communicate with children.  Second order: Sex offender and child meet in person.  Third order: sexual abuse/rape occurs.  Oh yeah; they should have done a wheel.

 

Flirting app Skout has suspended its teen community, following a report of three child-rape allegations stemming from the use of its service.

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Texas highway would be the first to allow 85 mph speed limit

Texas highway would be the first to allow 85 mph speed limit | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

They said they are going to "try this out"; but what strategic planning was done beforehand to look at the potential implications?

 

Can't drive 55? … 65? … 75? How about 85? A stretch of Texas highway may soon be the first road in the country to have a posted 85 mph speed limit.

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Rihanna: I Didn't Think Chris Brown Collaboration Would Be Controversial

Rihanna: I Didn't Think Chris Brown Collaboration Would Be Controversial | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

"Did not know that collaborating with her abusive ex-boyfriend would be controversial?"  Maybe she should have done an i.wheel...

 

Rihanna has told the British edition of Esquire that she did not think her recent collaboration with her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown would be controversial. "The whole thing caught me a little off-guard, to be honest," she said.

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New Gun Range To Host Birthday Parties For Kids - News Story - KVIA El Paso

New Gun Range To Host Birthday Parties For Kids - News Story - KVIA El Paso | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Let us hope that for EVERYONE's safety they took a good look at the implications of opening up this gun range.

 

A new gun range being built in Lewisville, Texas, hopes to tap into that childhood yearning to shoot things when it hosts birthday parties for kids this fall. Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

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States crack down on prescription-drug doctor shopping

States crack down on prescription-drug doctor shopping | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Having a database for doctors to access sounds like a great idea to help look for "prescription pill shoppers"; however it might have been a could idea to explore the implications of implementing the database before doing so...

 

Prescription drug abuse kills more people a year in the United States than cocaine and heroin combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

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Gang Members Accept Cop's Friend Request, Get Arrested, Are Idiots

Gang Members Accept Cop's Friend Request, Get Arrested, Are Idiots | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Maybe we are somewhat glad these gang members did not think of the implications of accepting a NYPD officer as a Facebook request.

The first rule of Brooklyn's notorious Brower Boys gang is: You don't talk about the Brower Boys gang. The second is: Unless it's on Facebook, then it's totally fine.

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New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting

New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Anonymity is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the United States was founded, in part, thanks to Thomas Paine's anonymously written, pro-revolution pamphlet Common Sense.
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Despite dangers U.S. teens text and drive: poll

Despite dangers U.S. teens text and drive: poll | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This issue could have been explored when text messaging was first introduced.  What could we have done since then?

 

Virtually all teenagers agree that texting while driving is dangerous but nearly half admit they have done it anyway, according to a new nationwide survey released on Monday.Three-quarters...

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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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Arizona implements immigration law as feds push back

Arizona implements immigration law as feds push back | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

What planning/discussion occurred prior to this anti-illegal immigration law being passed?

 

Arizona began implementing the piece of its anti-illegal immigration law that survived the Supreme Court's ruling on Monday, requiring police officers to verify immigration status during routine stops if they have a "reasonable" suspicion that...

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Calif. teacher, 4 students arrested in hazing case

Calif. teacher, 4 students arrested in hazing case | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Awhile ago, this implication may have been scored with a very unlinkely chance of occuring.  However, now that this EMERGING TREND continues to grow, it would definitely be scored differently!

 

A Southern California high school teacher was arrested on suspicion of directing students to assault at least one other student in a classroom hazing incident, police said Sunday.

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Let's Pizza to Debut Pizza Vending Machine in U.S. This Year

Let's Pizza to Debut Pizza Vending Machine in U.S. This Year | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Wwe've explored this possibilities -- starting over two years ago.  Now's the time to see if some of the possibilities do happen.

 

Pizza Vending Machine Comes to U.S....

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No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving

No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Another article about texting while driving.  This could be in "exploring current" as well; however it should have been explored when text messaging was first introduced.

 

 When does a smartphone make you dumb?...

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Massachusetts Teen Aaron Deveau Found Guilty in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

Massachusetts Teen Aaron Deveau Found Guilty in Landmark Texting While Driving Case | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

The DEVASTATING implications of texting while driving...

 

Teen the First Driver to Be Found Guilty in Massachusetts of Motor Vehicle Homicide by Texting...

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Disney: No More Junk Food Ads

Disney: No More Junk Food Ads | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

What kind of planning was used in this decision?

 

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations and websites, hoping to stop kids from eating badly by taking the temptation away.

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Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

Is texting ruining the art of conversation? | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Technology will ALWAYS generate implications... 

Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Super-Size Soft Drinks

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Super-Size Soft Drinks | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This might be an exploration that would be fun to think about:

 

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
intends to restrict sales of sugary soft drinks to no more than 16 ounces a cup in city restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas, administration officials said.

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'Bath salts': Officials say the synthetic drug in disguise was behind recent ‘cannibal’ attack   

'Bath salts': Officials say the synthetic drug in disguise was behind recent ‘cannibal’ attack    | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

A dangerous drug sold under the innocuous name “bath salts" recently hit headlines due to the 'cannibal' attack.  This drug was first disovered in 2009 with an alarming trend of use among youth and adults; as well as being identified in many cases as being a contributer to many implications.  This issue should have been explored back then!!!

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Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field

Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

"Revealing brain damage from battelfield to playing field" A look at the impact of brain injuries and many implications.

 

Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is doubly cruel: it leaves many victims emotionally shattered and cognitively crippled.

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