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Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy

Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
Correlation-driven Big Data approaches to public policy issues try to de-humanize human decisions. That's always bad policy.

Via Sean Foreman
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I think people should be free to live and do what they please to an extent. Sometimes I think a little interference is acceptable to protet people but I don't think full interference is needed, and I don't think anyone would want that.

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Matthew hintz's curator insight, May 14, 2014 9:43 AM

Everyone deserves to live there life. With the government "de-humanizing" the public it is kind of crap. Everyone deserves to live a free life until they do something wrong. And if they don't ever do anything wrong then they should live a free total life. 

Brian Bertram's comment, May 17, 2014 2:52 PM
I agree with Matt to an extent. I think our lives should be free from interference, but I also think they should be interfered with in order to protect people from crimes. It is a hard choice. You have to find a middle ground between complete freedom and complete control.
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Facebook Voting Begins On Issues Including Instagram, Email Privacy And The ... - Huffington Post

Facebook Voting Begins On Issues Including Instagram, Email Privacy And The ... - Huffington Post | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it

Sky News Australia - Facebook Voting Begins On Issues Including Instagram, Email Privacy And The ...Huffington Post - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc opened the polls on Monday for its roughly 1 billion users to vote on a variety of changes to the...


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I think facebook should stay a social media and shouldn't get involved in politics. Especially considering the fact that so many people are hacked each year and that could be a risk to the "voting" being done.

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Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:22 PM

This article talks about that you can start to vote on politics on Facebook and other social networking sites. Our government is trying to stop that happening. This article relates to government and law because it is our own government that is actually going to stop something that is happening on Facebook.  I think if our government didn't try to stop it, this would end out bad and not good at all. 

Katie Gilbertson's comment, March 15, 2014 10:26 PM
I personally don't care what Facebook decides to do, but some changes I don't think they need votes for. Also, I think that since not many users are concerned with the voting, it's sort of pointless. Volunteered data isn't the best to receive because they're usually biased anyways.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 16, 2014 12:29 AM
Since Facebook is always making changes, I don't think that you should be able to vote through there. I think it is good that the government is trying to change it.
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Federal Court: No 5th Amendment Protection for passwords/encryption keys

Federal Court: No 5th Amendment Protection for passwords/encryption keys | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it

Talks about a bunch of different cases where the 5th amendment is protect for various different reasons.


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I agree with the ruling of this case. People who watch child pornography should be taken off the street in the case that eventually they could cause harm and danger to the public if taken the wrong way. They could end up a pedofile and be a danger to everyone around them.

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Brian Bertram's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:48 AM

I agree with the ruling in this case. The 5th amendment does not apply when decrypting a computer in a child pornography case.  it is really wrong to watch child pornography and definitely should be illegal.  people who watch it should be taken off the street because they could eventually become petafiles.  The government is trying to protect the public which they are supposed to do.

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Issa: Lois Lerner lost her 5th Amendment Rights - “She chose not to do so — so she waived.”

Issa: Lois Lerner lost her 5th Amendment Rights - “She chose not to do so — so she waived.” | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
Issa: Lois Lerner lost her 5th Amendment Rights

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Once you start talking you can't stop, if not used the 5th amendment is not aplicable and can not be used. This article is interesting with the video and gives us more of an inside look at our rights up close.

 

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, March 5, 2014 2:51 PM

This is an interesting article (plus video) that illustrates that if not invoked from the outset, the 5th amendment is not usable.

Luke French's comment, March 9, 2014 8:53 PM
I feel that, once you begin talking, you can't choose to stop. You either have to go all in or not, and there should be no sitting on the fence.
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The amendments

The amendments that i choose were the 6th amendment, the 4th amendment, the 1st amendment and the 2nd amendment. 

1st amendment lists that we have the right to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. 

2nd amendment lists the we have the right to bear arms since a well regulated militia is nessary to the security of a free country.

4th amendment states that unreasonable searches and seizures and prohibted and requires a warrent f there is probable cause.

6th amendment lists that everyone has the right to a speedy trial. 


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Each amendment was discussed and briefly talked about in the fact of what they contained and were about. These amendments are our rights and we are given these rights according to the US consitution, no one can take these rights away.

 

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khedlu17's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:27 AM

This article talks about the 1st and 2nd Amendments. These two Amendments are part of the US Constitution. Why  this relates to government and law is that it protects people's rights. The 1st Amendment lists that we have the rights to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. The 2nd Amendment lists that we have the right to bear arm since a well related militia is necessary to the security of a free country. 

naknuts37's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:55 AM

In response to khedlu17: 

This article talks about the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th amendment. How does the 1st  amendment relate to the 2nd? Why are these amendments important? 

Logan Felten's comment, May 27, 2014 9:09 AM
This article discusses the topics of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th amendment and why they are important to our US citizenship. Each amendment is overviewed and talked about what it contains and what rights go along with it.
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Impeach Obama T-Shirts Ruled Safety Hazard by Town Council - The Last Resistance

Impeach Obama T-Shirts Ruled Safety Hazard by Town Council - The Last Resistance | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
Displaying impeach Obama t-shirts have been ruled a safety hazard by the Campbell, Wisconsin town council.

Via Jack Hansen, Kelsey Von Berge
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I think that this was more so to get rid of the protest instead of saying it. The rules and laws were stretched and probably didn't need to be. There is a safety hazard for the to be standing everywhere and there are signs as well.

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Haylie Harveland's comment, February 14, 2014 12:29 PM
I agree with Kelsey. The t-shirts are just protests and that there are other things that distract people on the road. They were just trying to get peoples attention.
Madisen Schimek's comment, February 18, 2014 12:20 AM
I completely agree with Kelsey, they are just shirts they aren't gonna hurt anyone,. They just wanted to get their opinion out without make a great big deal, or without any words.
pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:13 PM
I believe that silent protesting is a lot safer than rioting or something that involves vocalizing. No one can get too mad at a shirt, but fights break out when people say things without thinking. The shirts were no more distraction than a speed limit sign on the road, it's something you can choose to pay attention to.
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The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism

The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment for Federalism | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice had a historic opportunity to say that since the people of these states had spoken, as long as what happens in Colorado stays in Colorado, they wouldn't make a federal case out of it.

Via Teresa Herrin, Kelsey Von Berge
Logan Felten's insight:

I agree, I think that individual states should make their own laws and federalism shouldn't be involved. It's a shame how federalism is involved and feels the need to be involved when states should make their own rules and laws based on what they believe and feel.

 

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Austin Robertson's comment, April 20, 2014 7:49 PM
I don't know in the first place why in the world marijuana was made legal in the first place. If something was ILLEGAL it was illegal for a reason. By legalizing this they are basically promoting the distribution of drugs and that can lead to many other problems. It can lead to cartels that result in deaths because most do, it can lead to driving under the influence and guess who's shoulders that's going to fall back on, the governments. What if teens died in a car accident in Colorado because of weed, how do you think the government would feel after that? It's just stupid a pond careless.
pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:04 PM
I personally don't think that marijuana is an issue in the United States. It has never killed anyone. Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana and has done quite the damage to our population. The federal government is right in saying that as long as it stays in Colorado, there is no issue. Legalizing marijuana nation-wide would decrease the crime rate significantly and allow many people to return to a good state of health. Just like same-sex marriage, if you don't like it, don't do it.
Becca Zieman's comment, May 3, 2014 12:01 AM
The topic of legalizing marijuana has been a huge topic in our country yet there are bigger things going on that people completely ignore. But I do think that states should have the right to decide for themselves whether to legalize something that they are in closer quarters with then the federal government is.
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Gay marriage appeals move issue back toward high court -- USA Today (Great interactive map)

The march toward making same-sex marriage legal nationwide takes a giant step forward this week in one of the most conservative parts of the country.

Via Teresa Herrin
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Everyones opinions and beliefs are different, especially when it comes to this touchy subject. I agree with the fact that people can believe in what they want, can practice whichever religion they want, and can live in freedom here because we live in America, land of opportunities. So if you can practice whatever religion you want freely, why can't people love whoever they want, freely. A majority of people who are against same-sex marriage always seem to have the similar answer of it being against religion. People have to realize our country is growing, changing and progressing whether they like it or not. The bible was written hundreds of years ago and lets be honest people don't just wake up one day and decide they want to be homosexual, I'm sure there were people back when Jesus was alive who were homosexual but it wasn't "right" or normal. The world is changing and same-sex marriage is becoming normal. 

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pdowds30's comment, April 12, 2014 4:56 PM
I don't believe that the U.S. court system should be able to decide whether same-sex marriage is frowned upon or legal in the States. Yes, we have numerous phrases incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance and even our dollar bill that depict christian beliefs, but that doesn't mean that every citizen is a christian. The government may be able to control our public actions, but they certainly cannot control who we love. Personally, I think our system is flawed because some aspects are based on the Bible. The people who were alive to write the Constitution weren't alive to witness the events that were put into the Bible. How were our founding fathers even sure that what they were writing had factual evidence behind it?
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STEM Education: An Update and Overview of Policy Discussions

Programs and information to enable and inform scientists about public policy issues, science funding

Via Anne Jolly
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This article talks about how to improve education. The way they're discussing is what i believe we have at the middle school. A lot of kids talk about how they don't like it, I think it could be useful but I don't know how useful in their future learning.

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Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 29, 2014 11:17 PM
I am not sure if I would like this but I do think it's a good idea. I sgree with Katie in saying that it would not be used much in the real world
lmortl78's curator insight, May 14, 2014 11:44 PM

The President is having more teachers trained as STEM teacher which will increase the number of graduate students. The students do more hands on activities in their first two years of college. The STEM teachers make it easier for the college kids to learn. 

Joe Smith's comment, May 18, 2014 1:46 AM
I don't know how the students will react to these classes, but I'm sure it will be helpful to them in their future.
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Voter ID, early voting, redistricting: GOP suffers tough week in court in Texas, Ohio, Florida

Voter ID, early voting, redistricting: GOP suffers tough week in court in Texas, Ohio, Florida | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
A big week for voting issues in the courts, and as Ari Berman notes, none of these broke Republicans' way.

Via Alex Salazar, khedlu17, naknuts37
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This article discusses and talks about voting rights in different states and how that applies to the government. I don't think and ID should be necessary because voting is supposed to be annonymous, they should use a system that identifies someone but not who they are, maybe like a picture. Take a picture and if the picture goes through the process twice or more than once you know,

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khedlu17's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:26 PM

This article talks about voting issues that happened in different states in the US. Why this relates to government and law is that people have the ability to vote who they want to run our country. People vote on who they think will be able to change the economy, decrease the unemployment rate, and other issues. Some voting issues would be a Texas law required voters to show picture ID at the poll. In Florida, a new law restricted voters registration drives conducted by individuals/third party group. People thought this law was discriminating against minorities and young people who tend to vote Democrat.

Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:26 PM

This article outline some voting issues around the country.  I think that an id should not be require since it is supposed to be anonymous. I think that people should have to get their picture taken. If their picture matches the picture of someone who had already voted(the person at an earlier time) then they are not allowed to vote again.  This should be adopted by all states to make it fair for everyone.

naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:11 PM

In response to khedlu17: 

This article talks about various voting issues in states. What is the most common issue that voters face while voting? Why did Texas strike down the law that required people to show ID. 

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History Song: 5th Amendment-Sky Full Of Silence

5th amendment song.


Via Sara Harb
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Although there's kind of a lot going on in this video and it doesn't really go along with the song. It discusses the 5th amendment and all the applies to it. The lyrics of the song do a great job concluding and simplifying the outlines of when the 5th amendment isn't aplicable.

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Manda Pahl's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:12 PM

Though the actual video has nothing to do with the song or the 5th Amendment, this song explains the rights protected by the 5th Amendment through auto-tuned voices. The song also features many cases in which the 5th Amendment was used. Though the video wasn't very appealing, I couldn't manage to take my eyes off of it for the full 5 minutes.

Madison Blazing's comment, March 9, 2014 8:48 AM
This is a cool video that explains the Fifth Amendment in an interesting way that is easily understood. I think these guys are very creative and they must have put a lot of time into the creation of this video. Finding more entertaining methods that can be utilize to explain the Constitution to Americans seems like a really good idea. Although this video wasn't Hollywood quality, it still provided a lot of good information in an appealing fashion.
Luke French's comment, March 9, 2014 8:40 PM
This music video leaves much to be desired, but it does get the point across very well. The video has NOTHING to do with the song, but the lyrics do a great job of simplifying the 5th amendment. It also outlines several cases where defendants have exercised their right to remain silent.
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Our rights violations

In the U.S. our rights are being violated. Freedom of speech, rights to bear arms, and the prohibitation of exsessive fine and unusuaul crimesare being violated. The constutional amendments protects are rights from tyhe government and the most important are the 1st, 2nd, and 8th amendment.


Via Brad Wysokinski, Nikolas
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We're all entitled to our own opinions based on the 1st amendment. The 1st amendment protects your freedom of speech along with religion, symbols and press.

 

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I Don't Register My 1st Amendment Rights and I Will Not Register My 2nd Amendment Rights Either - SHARE If You Agree! - Clash Daily

I Don't Register My 1st Amendment Rights and I Will Not Register My 2nd Amendment Rights Either - SHARE If You Agree! - Clash Daily | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
I Don't Register My 1st Amendment Rights and I Will Not Register My 2nd Amendment Rights Either - SHARE If You Agree!
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How do you register your freedom? You can't so it's kind of idiotic and pointless to say that you refuse to register your freedom because you can't give it up anyways. This article is actually quite interesting, you can't register your rights.

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:13 PM

So this is pretty self explanatory. It is a picture of a guy who is ardently supporting the 1st and 2nd amendment.

Luke French's comment, March 1, 2014 10:58 PM
I find this article quite interesting, but somewhat idiotic. Of course you're not going to register your freedom of speech! But seriously, it doesn't really make all that much sense. How do you register a freedom?
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A Smokin’ Body: Cancer Images Are Lighting up a First Amendment Blaze - Magazine - ABA Journal

A Smokin’ Body: Cancer Images Are Lighting up a First Amendment Blaze - Magazine - ABA Journal | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
A Smokin’ Body: Cancer Images Are Lighting up a First Amendment Blaze - Magazine - ABA Journal http://t.co/gHYnFH0U...

Via Kelsey Von Berge
Logan Felten's insight:

I agree with this article because tobacco is very harmful to the body and people still continue to use it even though there are warning labels and even pictures right on the package of what can happen to you if you smoke. I don't think the tobacco company has the right to not be able to put warnings on the labels because tobacco is a health hazard and warnings need to be voiced. 

 

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Kelsey Von Berge's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:01 AM

I think this article is really interesting especially the posting of the harms of tobaacco pictures right on the package. This is a huge step for the US considering how many people are killed each year from smoking. The tobacco companies seem a bit greedy and selfish in the ways they try to stop warnings and laws against smoking from happening.

pdowds30's comment, April 29, 2014 6:08 PM
Tobacco companies need to rethink their businesses. If each tobacco company provided a way to quit smoking on all of their cigarette packages, they would still be making money while trying to save the health of all the people who do smoke. These companies are money hungry and careless. They're not concerned about how many people they kill or how severe a risk it is to smoke tobacco.
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'Pupils need to eat free meals'

'Pupils need to eat free meals' | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
A food campaigner claims the government and schools are sending a confusing message to parents eligible to register their children for free school meals.
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Regardless of someones income, a child should be able to get a decent meal at lunch no matter the family income. If a child is of a low income family, an option such as the pupil program" is a good way for a child to still get the meal that is essential for their body and growth especially at a young age. Although it sounds like some schools are doing it more so for the funding and money coming in than the actual wellbeing of the child's health. Schools have to realize that some students don't get a meal outside of school and if they can't afford a meal on top of that, they don't get a meal at all. Different meal options should be available for families with a child in the school district. 

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pdowds30's comment, April 12, 2014 4:22 PM
I agree! Some children don't recieve meals at home. Their parents may work nights and just simply don't have the time to pop something in the oven. If America is able to fund Social Security, we are definitely able to feed our future. Human nature just suggests that you help those in need. Its that simple, if someone is in need of a meal, it creates an obvious hint.
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Is it time for the US to give up on the Constitution? Could we do better?

Is it time for the US to give up on the Constitution? Could we do better? | Gov and Law- Logan | Scoop.it
I can't say if the PBS program content will be fair and unbiased. Many argue that PBS management is biased towards a liberal/leftist/progressive ideology, and there is evidence that this may be true....

 

I RECEIVE REGULAR missives proposing that we rewrite the Constitution. You've probably seen them, too. They come in chain letters passing from computer-to-computer around the Internet. They originate with members of both sides of the ideological divide. I don't pass them on because, more often than not, their concerns are rooted in their ignorance of constitutional law. The problem is that schools today are staffed by teachers who were never properly educated in the Constitution. How can they possibly teach anything they so poorly understand themselves?


Via Sharla Shults
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Being a student and seeing how much we actually use the constitution throughout school, I would say 90% of the students just know the overview of the constitution. Kids know the constitution as a piece of paper that a bunch of dead guys signed, but none of them know truly in depth, why. With this I'm torn in my answer of whether it should be rewritten or not, solely based on the fact that it obviously has worked for a number of years to guide our country with order. The other part of me thinks, what percent of the population actually knows more about the constitution other than what they have seen in the movie "National Treasure". 

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Kenna Johnson's comment, February 15, 2014 11:13 PM
I really liked this article for the simple fact that it tells people they need to understand the constitution to understand its purpose. People think it's out of date and not relevant to the situations we have in the 2000's, but really, they just don't understand the constitution.
Margaret Silhasek's comment, February 22, 2014 11:20 PM
I agree with both Kenna and Hope in the aspect that people don't understand it, and that's why they think we need a new Constitution. I think the creation of a new Constitution would be impossible. The Constitution was created around the birth date of our nation, and the writers had one goal in mind: be a united country that could govern themselves. Nowadays, I think the people that would write this would be too self-centered and not have the right ideas that encompass the American dream.
pdowds30's comment, April 12, 2014 5:03 PM
The Constitution would not be logical if it didn't have some flaws. We can't create a custom constitution for each person's situation. Amendments were created for this simple fact. The U.S. Constitution should absolutely not be forced out of law because its the longest known to stay in effect. More amendments can be made as needed, but there is not a reason to completely trash something that has kept our country united for so long.