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Issues that should have been or could be explored with Joel Barker's Implications Wheel
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Why College Football Should Be Banned

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The author of Friday Night Lights says the costs are high, and the benefits to students are low.
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McDonald’s Becomes the Target of Olympic Food Fight

McDonald’s Becomes the Target of Olympic Food Fight | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

McDonald's PR should have done a wheel on this before in order to prepare...

The learned doctors of Britain's Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have sharpened their asparagus spears and taken aim at McDonald's.

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Oops!! Sorry – We Just Laid Off the Entire Staff via Email

Oops!! Sorry – We Just Laid Off the Entire Staff via Email | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Repeat after me: you should never, ever use email to communicate a major status change to your employees. Or to put it another way, don’t ever even think about terminating anyone via email.
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Idiot Steals Gas from Cop Car, Posts Picture on Facebook, Goes Directly to Jail

Idiot Steals Gas from Cop Car, Posts Picture on Facebook, Goes Directly to Jail | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
This is Michael Baker. Michael is 20 years old, lives in Kentucky, and likes The Bucket List on Facebook.
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Drugging of America - JSOnline

Drugging of America - JSOnline | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

The rise of abuse and addiction of prescription painkillers was a trend identified YEARS ago, and it is continuing to rise.  A wheel should have been done when this was first identified.

 

Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' suffering is spawning an addiction...

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Senior discounts: popular, but under fire

Senior discounts: popular, but under fire | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Do the swelling ranks of seniors deserve a price break when younger generations are struggling more?
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Titanic discoverer says ship’s wreckage site being destroyed by tourists; how he plans to save it

Titanic discoverer says ship’s wreckage site being destroyed by tourists; how he plans to save it | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Tourists destroying the Titanic?  This has been noticed with other historical sites like the Pyramids in Egypt.

 

The man who first discovered the Titanic wreckage says tourists visiting the site are destroying the remains of the ship's hull.

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High School, in Three Years

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Out of high school in three years? 

 

More high school students are graduating in three years. Fueling the trend are state scholarships, the growth in online classes and the use of proficiency testing to earn credits.

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DOJ Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Price-Fixing

DOJ Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Price-Fixing | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five big publishers, alleged they conspired to increase prices for e-books.
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Soldiers at war in fog of psychotropic drugs

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The use of psychotropic drugs for the U.S. military should have been explored a long time ago; can still be explored due to the alarming use of them.

 

"In a small but growing number of cases across the nation, lawyers are blaming the U.S. military's heavy use of psychotropic drugs for their clients' aberrant behavior and related health problems."

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Concussion symptoms force Giants' Matheny to retire

Concussion symptoms force Giants' Matheny to retire | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Concussions in sports have received a lot of attention especially with the NFL; however concussions occur in all sports and definitley should have the short and long term implications awhile ago.

 

Mike Matheny's decision to retire was made for him. His doctor refused to clear the longtime catcher to play in 2007 after a concussion sidelined him for the final four months of last season.

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Youth sex offender registration rule blocked - Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Youth sex offender registration rule blocked - Lancaster Eagle Gazette | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Youth sex offender registration rule blockedLancaster Eagle GazetteAP COLUMBUS -- Requiring juvenile sex offenders convicted in juvenile courts to register as sex offenders for life amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and violates young...
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Gambling addictions expert warns of dangers of internet gambling, especially on youth

Gambling online became a huge trend that quickly had drastic long term and short term implications.  We explored them a long time ago; and they are not over yet. http://implicationswheel.com/examples/online_gambling

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Bumpy post-interview flight for Spirit Airlines CEO, as Facebook group calls for ouster

Bumpy post-interview flight for Spirit Airlines CEO, as Facebook group calls for ouster | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
I think this calls for the "Spirit Rule" of Guest Service. Make sure NOBODY ever makes a decision/says something/... that ends up with 30,000+ people ripping you on Facebook.

 

Spirit Airlines is standing by its non-refundable ticket policy despite a Florida man plea’s for an exception due a comprised immune system related to esophageal cancer, the airline announced Monday.

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26 years on: helping Chernobyl's children - CNN.com

26 years on: helping Chernobyl's children - CNN.com | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This issue could have been explored before, immediately after, and even today as to the implications of a nuclear disaster. 

 

Chernobyl Children International works to help kids whose lives are affected by a disaster that happened years before they were born.

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FastTime® Leadership Insights

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Why do we tend to react AFTER the fact, but not before? How much time, money, trust and lives would be saved if we simply stopped and thought through the implications of a problem or opportunity before the proverbial horse was out of the barn? Think about it.

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College football's pot problem

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A cloud of marijuana busts has lingered over college football for the past several months, writes Mark Schlabach in ESPN The Magazine.
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How to Scam Online Food Websites and Eat for Free (or Cheap!)

How to Scam Online Food Websites and Eat for Free (or Cheap!) | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Sure, this might be "unethical," but if you turn up your pirated music a bit louder, it'll drown out the sound of internal indignation. FWD's depraved cyber food sloth Jack Stuef has a lesson in gourmet con artistry.
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FastTime® Leadership Insights

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What do you suppose is the root cause of many of the seemingly intractable problems we face in the New Normal? The short answer is “software defects between our ears.” Our thought processes are often flawed by cognitive biases. As the New York Times reported, “False beliefs are everywhere.”

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Review of 'plain' cigarette packs

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Changing how cigarette packs are branded? 

 

The government is considering plans to strip all branding from cigarette packs sold in England in a bid to make smoking appear less attractive.

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Employers see little value in electronic health records - Articles - Employee Benefit News

Medical providers have been slow to adopt electronic recordkeeping systems because employers who provide the lion s share of health benefits and thus pay most of the costs haven t demanded that they do so.
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Boy, 5, brings 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell

Boy, 5, brings 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

This guy should have explored the possible implications of using heroin. One possibility is he puts drugs in his jacket.  One possibility is stepson goes through stepfather's jacket and finds drugs.  One possibility is stepson brings drugs to school for show and tell. Yeah we could have seen that...

 

Police say a five-year-old Connecticut boy brought 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell, and his stepfather has been arrested.

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Looking Back on the Limits of Growth

Looking Back on the Limits of Growth | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
Forty years after the release of the groundbreaking study, were the concerns about overpopulation and the environment correct?
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Ariz. bill against 'annoying' online to get change

Ariz. bill against 'annoying' online to get change | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it

Who doesn't enjoy reading user comments on news articles.  But, be careful of your words because it may lead to a criminal charge.

 

"Arizonans venturing online may have to think twice before leaving a comment on a website."

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Arkansas Supreme Court overturns teacher-sex law

Arkansas Supreme Court overturns teacher-sex law | Shoulda, Coulda Explored This | Scoop.it
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a consensual sexual relationship.
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