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Trouble at the core of U.S. foreign policy

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His U.N. speech shows trouble at the core of U.S. foreign policy.

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shahriyar Gourgi's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:30 AM

WaPo editorial on Pres. Obama's UNGA speech : Trouble at the core of U.S. foreign policy 

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President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
His foreign policy is is based on fantasy.

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Obama really needs to snap into reality and realize what's actually happening vs what he thinks is happening.

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Nlevy14's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:20 PM

This article talks about how Obama is trying to create an "ideal" foreign policy where the United States could reduce the number of troops due to a decline in war. Doing so creates a lot of controversy on how other countries might react to Obamas ideas. Do you think that doing so will create more conflict? And that other countries might find our country as weak?

Sfitzg35's comment, March 20, 2014 12:51 PM
I think Obama needs to realize that he's running a country full of people and he needs to start looking forward to looking into a plan that is maybe a little more realistic.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 23, 2014 6:20 PM
Maybe he is taking a more diplomatic approach and less of a hardline attack on others?
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Minnesota Vikings players rip Josh Freeman's behavior

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Josh Freeman's signing and subsequent lack of production contributed to Leslie Frazier's firing by the Minnesota Vikings. Players have ripped Freeman's practice habits.

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Signing Josh Freeman was a big waste of money and a big waste of time.  Josh did not know the Vikings offense and he failed on the field. Many mistakes were made by Frazier last season and I'm glad they got rid of him.

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BeltwayBoy Sports's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:07 AM

The signing and playing of QB Josh Freeman was one of the stupidest things I've ever seen an NFL head coach do, period! I've seen my Redskins do some really ignorant things over the last 15 years, but the Freeman incident makes the Vinny Cerrato era look sane.

 

Sounds like recently fired Bucs head coach Greg Schiano had it right by dumping the QB!

MsHaeussinger's comment, March 16, 2014 2:49 PM
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Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods

Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Over $30M spent last year on lobbying to keep GMOs hidden in foods

 

(NaturalNews) Guess who spends the most money lobbying on agricultural lobbying? If you answered, "Monsanto," you're correct. Most of their efforts, of course, are focused on lobbying for GMOs -- to keep them legal and keep them hidden in foods.



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I think it is a really bad idea to keep GMOs hidden because the people really need to know what they are consuming.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:23 AM

Monsanto the monster is insidious.

Alison D. Gilbert's comment, July 3, 2013 7:25 AM
This will change only when the power in the hands of the public becomes greater than the pull the corporations have on our elected officials. Who do our elected officials represent? Us, the common people or the huge corporations? If you said the latter, you are correct.
CineversityTV's comment, July 3, 2013 8:11 AM
only huge corporations will benefit, the people will get sick. Goofd for big pharma.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia stands firm despite rebukes, threats of sanctions

Ukraine crisis: Russia stands firm despite rebukes, threats of sanctions | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Russia showed no signs of backing down Monday even as world leaders threatened sanctions and sternly rebuked the country for sending troops into Ukraine.
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What I am trying to comprehend is why Obama wants to send aid to Ukraine, who is part of the axis power, and try to isolate Russia and put them into submission. Isn't Russia and allie?

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Judge fines man $150,000 over retaining wall project - JSOnline

Judge fines man $150,000 over retaining wall project - JSOnline | Gov & Law | Scoop.it

After 3½ years of fighting over a grubby acre of empty, unusable land on Milwaukee's west side, the city appears to have finally declared checkmate on the owner who tried to develop the site without following rules.

 

This article is basically based upon the 8th Amendment 'Fines, bail and cruel and unusual punishment'. I don't blame Milwaukee for wanting to fine him for breaking the rules that the property had. Stoss was being completely greedy for 3 1/2 years for a piece of property that he had no money on paying back after being fined for breaking the rules. He should've known what he was getting himself into. Now after all the construction and noise the neighbors had to deal with, Stoss should pay it back to be equal. Now since he can't pay back the property Fuchs suggests that he moves out of Milwaukee.


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I do not completely understand why they thought they could fine  him that much over a retaining wall.

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Justin kettner's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:35 PM

He may have made mistakes and he Knew he was doing wrong but a 150,000 dollars may be a little bit out of hand paying back his doin would be a good deal also moving out is this right?

Nathan bahr's comment, March 5, 2014 2:10 PM
I think 150,000 is a lot to fine someone for a retaining wall..
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Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect's...

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I feel that if the police are allowed to do this then almost all of my 4th amendment protection basically disappears.

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Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
This violates the 4th amendment and I believe we should more privacy rights. Its not fair to us how our lives are almost becoming a reality show n
Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
because we have no privacy and everyone seems to know everything.
Brian Bertram's comment, May 3, 2014 10:05 AM
True, random searches may violate some rights, but in the long run they could actually be saving lives. They might discover a bomb that the sensors didn't detect or some illegal drug that could kill someone. In the end, the safety of the public is more important to me.
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Refusing Military Use of It,  Obama Violates First Amendment

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Refusing Military Use of It, Obama Violates First Amendment, Furloughing Faith, Troops Being Punished For Expressing Religious Faith

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Obama thinks that he is above the constitution when in fact he is not. He alas no right to try and take away the militarys' right to freedom of speech, to there first amendment. This makes me a little furious.

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Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, April 22, 2014 1:21 PM

Obama violates the first amendment, right of religion. He is not letting soldiers express their freedom of religion.  He is violating the constitution which relates to government and law. I think this is very sad that our president who can express his religion won't let his own citizens fighting for our country express their religion.

Lauren Heim's comment, April 27, 2014 8:16 PM
This is ridiculous! For all that the military does for us. And for all that they give up the least you could do is let them express their religious beliefs because who knows maybe that's the only thing that's keeping the, going.
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US government hits debt limit again

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The US government has once again hit its debt limit four months after Washington diffused last year's government shutdown.

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The US Government has a very bad problem with their debt. We have way too much debt to income. There should be more income than debt. We need to fix this problem and get our economy back on track and back to the prices that we are use to seeing!

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MsHaeussinger's comment, February 16, 2014 9:47 AM
Isn't this going to be a constant battle? If you have a credit card and keep extending the limit of that credit card the problem never really resolves itself.
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Federalism and the authority of the states to define marriage : SCOTUSblog


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I'm not entirely sure why federalism is at question here but when they say that DOMA hurts same-sex marriage I have to disagree. Same-sex marriage is only affect by an individuals decisions and that state law. If your current state doesn't allow same-sex marriage, then go to a state that does allow it. 

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khedlu17's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:14 PM

This article talks about the principles of federalism, and honoring the exclusive authority of the states to define and to defend marriage. Why this relates to government and law is that it talks about the states rights to decide their own laws. The article talks about two court cases the United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry where Congress interfered with state sovereign choices about who may be married by creating its own definition, relegating one set of marriages- same-sex marriages- to the second tier, making them unequal. 

Joe Smith's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:24 PM

There is a controversy  between the definition of marriage . The state government wants to be able to make their own definition of marriage  so gay marriage can be legal but the federal government has their own definition for it.

naknuts37's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:31 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article discusses federalism and the rights the states have to define marriage however they want. A Justice Kennedy believes that the Defense of Marriage Act "harms same-sex marriage. According to the author, leaving this issue to the states preserves an element of freedom. How will the views of those who uphold traditional marriage be seen if same-sex marriage were to become legal in a majority of the states? And vice versa? 

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Is South Korea Stealing US Military Secrets? - Foreign Policy

Is South Korea Stealing US Military Secrets? - Foreign Policy | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Foreign Policy
Is South Korea Stealing US Military Secrets?

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Weird to think that USs' strongest Allie in east Asia is possibly stealing Military secrets.

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Avery Sandler's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:43 AM

I thought this was interesting because I never thought of it that way. It makes sense though. They need help to protect their people so why wouldn't they steal our secrets. His has our millitarynot realized their strategy? How are we going to cope if they attack us?

Darby Dodds's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:54 PM

This article is about South Korea targeting U.S. advanced technology and using it in their weapon programs that foreign policy has learned. some examples of the weapons are torpedoes, multiple-launch rocket system, and anti-ship missiles. The U.S. is starting to concern about the resemblance they bear to American weapons.  What actions should the U.S. take to keep this from preventing? 

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Minnesota congressman: homosexuality is an 'unhealthy sexual ...

Minnesota Republican congressman Glenn Gruenhagen has said that homosexuality is a choice and a form of sexual addiction.

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This was a ridiculous thing to read. Why do a lot of people think that sexual preference is a choice?

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Justin kettner's comment, March 13, 2014 12:33 PM
This is not the governments choice but at the same time are they looking out for others so that a massive fight about this doesn't break out and people get hurt if it was to go through
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What happened to Flight 370? Four scenarios fuel speculation among experts

What happened to Flight 370? Four scenarios fuel speculation among experts | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is missing. Was it a bomb? Mechanical failure? A hijacking gone awry? The aviation community is deeply disturbed by the mystery.

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It is crazy how a giant air liner can just vanish...unseen. How is it even possible? Alien abduction?

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Justin kettner's comment, March 13, 2014 12:31 PM
How with all of our governments technology can a plane not be located and just vanish unseen no people claiming seeing anything
Nathan bahr's comment, March 13, 2014 1:50 PM
I think this is crazy how they could just lose a plane. Especially with so many people on it and all of the technology we have today.
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Obama actually thinks only the USA can interfere in Ukraine's sovereignty

Obama actually thinks only the USA can interfere in Ukraine's sovereignty | Gov & Law | Scoop.it
Obama Warns Russia Against ‘Meddling’ in Ukraine US-backed protesters imposed regime change in the Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula, which is majority Russian, has exploded in a round of secessionist...

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I don't think it is good for Obama to be threatening Russia. I believe that, that is actually just asking for trouble.

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Justin kettner's comment, March 6, 2014 12:44 PM
He should stand behind his actions and be the man he needs to be instead of doing things to make people like him!
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Sonia to lead the Congress Campaign Committee

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Sonia to lead the Congress Campaign Committee

 


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I guess I don't actually understand why Sonia Gandhi is leading instead of the Vice President?

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Should Youths Receive Life Sentences?

Navigating the 8th amendment

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 believe that if you are 16 or over, you should be able to recieve life sentences in prison depending on the type of crime you have committed. Most 16 year olds have matured by that age so they should be able to know the difference between good and bad.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, March 3, 2014 8:54 AM
There is interesting challenge in the legal system! If you are tried for a crime as an adult, many would argue you should be charged as an adult (including the death penalty).
Maureen Disque's comment, March 5, 2014 3:08 PM
Even as a youth you know the consiquences of what can happen when handling a gun. If a young teen purposely shot someone they shouldn't be given a shorter sentence because they are under 18. The consiquences should be handled just as it would for an adult.
Kelsey Von Berge's comment, March 12, 2014 11:45 PM
I think this article is really interesting and raises a very wide opinionated debate. I think it would depend on the extent of the crime they committed.
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Arizona Online Impersonation Bill Threatens First Amendment Rights – The Social Ballot

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An Arizona Online Impersonation Bill, while well-intended, could lead to the erosion of our First Amendment rights online.

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I do not believe that it is okay for them to take away our first amendment right online. I do, however, believe that more people should learn how to filter themselves.

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Roger Gunn's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:37 AM

The Internet has gone from a novelty to having a position of credibility, and it’s appropriate to have statutes that address it specifically.

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Chalk protesters' lawyer says First Amendment favors his clients - Las Vegas Sun

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Las Vegas CityLife Chalk protesters' lawyer says First Amendment favors his clients Las Vegas Sun A First Amendment battle is looming in Clark County District Court, and the attorney for four Las Vegas protesters facing anti-graffiti charges says...

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I believe that the protesters were doing no wrong when the wrote the message. The message is not harming anyone and it can be easily washed away from the ground.

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Roger Gunn's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:34 AM

Attorney Robert Langford, who is providing pro bono representation to the protesters, said he thinks the charges were ridiculous.

Langford said prosecutors are claiming power-washers and a graffiti-abatement team were used to wash away the protesters’ messages so that the expense would raise the criminal classification to a gross misdemeanor. Each gross misdemeanor charge carries the threat of a year in jail.

Langford called the charges “draconian” and said he plans to fight the case on First Amendment grounds. He said he believes the protesters were targeted because of what the chalk said, not what it did.

Wyatt Nelson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:48 PM

I don't think they should be charged with anything because they have the freedom of speech. And chalk does not cause damage, you can wash it off with water. They have the freedom of speech.

Ian (ACL) Whitney's comment, February 23, 2014 1:53 AM
Freedom of speech allows them to say really anything they want so I think they are fine with what they said.
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Revealed: US Government Has Cracked Most Worldw... - Politix

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Revealed: US Government Has Cracked Most Worldw...
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If feel that the US Government and NSA is wrong in doing this. Some I feel that it is an invasion of a persons personal property and it also makes me feel like I am even less secure when using the internet. Why is it okay for them to monitor everything we do in our country?

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, February 19, 2014 2:21 PM

This I about how the NSA, a United States agency, has cracked most if not all secured messages and the such online, and how this is dangerous.

Luke French's comment, February 22, 2014 6:04 PM
I found this article disturbing in the extreme. This goes beyond what the NSA should be able to do. I especially agreed with the comment about how the NSA isn't adhering to the checks and balances it's supposed to.
Joseph Mortensen's curator insight, April 28, 2014 11:19 PM

The NSA, using the program "Bullrun," has been compromising all online communication. Bullrun is aimed at decoding online security protocols allowing a "backdoor" for the government to have access to consumer data. Security experts are horrified and a few have even gone so far as to call it immoral. Experts warn that if encryption systems are weakened for the NSA, then they might also be weakened for hackers.

The government has always been in the consumers business, so this is no surprise to me. I feel that this is being blown somewhat out of proportion because if one has nothing to hide, then they have nothing to fear. Besides, the NSA has too much information to actually look through so they use key words to find that which may be suspicious. Should the NSA be doing this? Quite frankly, I believe that is what my tax dollars are paying for.