Champlain ETHICS 1283 (Nicole Fournier-Sylvester)

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Ethical Issues in the Social Sciences

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by steal this post on September 16, 2013
Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jan-schakowsky/to-celebrate-labor-day-gi_b_3855532.html  

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by marieboulanger on September 11, 2013
Torture had always been an effective way to obtain something from someone else. Therefore it had been used throughout history to whether retrieve information, get people to confess or simply as a punishment. People in ancient Rome have gone as far as making it a public event. Fortunately, since then things have change. The turning point of torture happened during the eighteenth century and now there are norms such as the Geneva Conventions and the UN Convention.

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by alexandrosegreti on September 10, 2013
Alexandro SegretiThe Relation Between Violence and Gun Control Laws

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by a.victoria11 on September 10, 2013
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-not-concerned-by-potential-border-troubles-after-pot-admission-1.1445228#.Ui6diBR2UPc.email

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by clairechaurand on September 10, 2013
Two Canadians, a doctor and a filmmaker, were arrested and held in a prison in Cairo, Egypt. The two men were present in downtown Cairo on their way to Gaza to train emergency room doctors and hope to film a documentary about it while violence between the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces was taking place. As they stopped to ask for directions back to their hotel after curfew at a police station that night, they were accused of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood. These men were had a number of false allegations held against them and were imprisoned.

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by alexis.nobert on September 10, 2013
The United States is always trying to protect them from terrorism and they have put in place many prevention techniques. One of these techniques is managed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and consists of collecting data from people’s personal phone calls and emails.

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by alexandrobellis... on September 10, 2013
Have you ever felt cheated, mislead or felt like privacy does not exist anymore, that is what 10 individuals felt when they filed a law suit against Google for invading their privacy. Google was planning to read the public’s emails so that they can sell ads and make more money. Reading the public’s private emails is wrong to the public but not according to Google, because they would like to overturn the lawsuit thinking that it will help the public in the long run.

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by GF11 on September 10, 2013
                    Canadian faces an issue towards gun owning and gun control. The government holds a registry that permits us to know who has a gun and basic information about that weapon. For some people this is offending and needless spending of money in addition to being a violation of privacy and freedom. Those in favour of the registry says it is valuable to law enforcement and could potentially save lives.  

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by fredgagnon7 on September 9, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/29/syria-us-attack-legal-un.html An illegal duty                 As everyone knows today, a terrible crime in Syria occurred on August 21st. In fact, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad used chemical weapons on his own people in regions kept by the rebels. This attack resulted in the deaths of thousand of victims that were innocent citizens, which brought up numerous concerns from people all around the world.  

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by riccardozhai on September 9, 2013
The issue of marijuana legalization/decriminalization in Canada having been brought to public attention recently by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, journalists Tobi Cohen and Andrea Hill of the Vancouver Sun in their article "Not everyone high on pot's economic benefits" thought it appropriate to clarify both sides of the argument concerning this issue on a financial standpoint. The medical aspect of marijuana use/consumption is not treated in the subject article or in this post.  

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by Paul0014 on September 8, 2013
http://theconversation.com/the-ethics-of-opt-out-organs-17711  

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by Cheng Hu on September 8, 2013
Parti Québécois government introduced a proposed legislation which called "Charter of Quebec values" that interdicts social workers from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. This proposal has led to an intense debate in the province. It makes many people choose between their beliefs and jobs. Some say that religious symbols do not do any harm to the society and if this proposal becomes a law it may be hard for them to find workers in some specific area such as daycares.

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6 years 11 months ago

I find it interesting how such extreme and drastic measures have been taken in order to exclude this child based on his skin colour. I found it laughable though that the deputy had nerve to say that previous to the boy and his family moving to the town that there has never been any cases of such discrimination and racist allegations towards a single person, it is evident that before, there was no one of colour to be discriminated against. My only wonder is that if the boy is black citizen in the town, is he adopted? And why is it that the mother doesn't want to at least try to help her son in easing the problem by raising the issue to authorities, local political establishments, and other such places?
Besides that, the length of your post is great. I love how short it is but it seems that you don't particularly offer any opinions, solutions, or other such perspectives when it comes to this unfortunate story. It is wonderful that you have included a link to the article so that readers can go straight back to the article your mentioning, but your post seems to be purely a summary and nothing else. It would be great to have maybe even a few words of your opinion next time.

6 years 11 months ago

It's very interesting to see how racism and discrimination are finally being recognized in political establishments, especially in the United States, and how something is being attempted to stand against such a debilitating social occurrence. It is very unfortunate though that it took this long to actually do something about it, when racism and discrimination has been around for an extremely long time. I must agree with all the points you have made that people who fall in minority groups have so many disadvantages (less access to acquiring housing units, health care, etc.)
I think what you have written is very good. I liked it because it was short, sweet and to the point; there was no beating round the bush about what you were really trying to talk about. I can't help but wonder what your specific opinion is about the subject, whereas you seem to have eluded the mentioning what your opinion is about what the CRED committee has found and what is being attempted to solve in the United States. Otherwise, very good job in jumping straight into talking about a difficult subject!

7 years 11 months ago

First of all, your post caught my attention because of the title and topic, which concern myself as an individual as well as my peers as most of us do use email frequently, and many people now use Google for just about anything. It is not just email or a general web search. Google is now one of the largest corporations in the world, sponsoring and powering more and more websites/technology, and posting ads almost everywhere. To me, it is not a surprise that they would read the emails of Google account users to promote their company in any sort of way. It is a question of privacy for users, and some do not think it is right for their emails to be read, in general and not just so they can be provided with ads. However Google does provide Terms and Conditions for their service, which does explain clearly that they will be entitled to read emails. Once you agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are liable for what you send out in your emails and messages, and Google has the authority to do whatever is written in the Terms. If someone is against Google reading their emails, then they should use another email service which has stricter privacy settings. I do believe, however, that Google should keep the information in emails confidential between the user and the company. (For example, if a user sends a picture through email, that picture should not be taken and used on another website, etc.) Overall this brings to question: if you don't want Google reading your emails, or any other email provider, why would you agree to their Terms of Conditions?

8 years 10 hours ago

This is a very interesting subject and it is hard to take position on it. The author basically says he would accept torture only if it could save many lives, in other words if it is related to an important issue. This is also a position I would adopt, but however, this isn't something that can work out very well. Where do you draw the line to what is an acceptable reason to justify torture, and who draws that line based on what principles? There is still lots to say about this issue.

8 years 11 hours ago

This is a very clear tittle in a sense that a states the very point/goal of the article and what it is about. To this debate, I would position myself in favour of those who say that we shouldn't treat people only as a mean to get to our ultimate objectives. I think this discovery violates basic rights such as the right not to be slaved, because this almost turns out to be slavery. Is technology always there to serve us ? I don't believe it is.

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8 years 12 hours ago

I think your post is a very clear and precise one, in the sense that the paragraphs are well structured and each one of them explains a different idea related to your topic. This makes for an easy understanding of the subject. For my part, I would let this country deal with its own problem. Sovereignty and the right to pursue your own business if you are an independent state are concepts that should't be violated. However, do you think there could be a legal way for the U.S to enter Syria?

8 years 17 hours ago

This is an extremely controversial topic and has many pros and cons making it a suitable topic to analyze. I believe that abortion is really up to the carrier of the fetus being the mother. It is her body and will end up being her responsibility in the end. If the baby would not be taken care of properly in the end because of unsufficient funds, age of parents, or lack of responsibility, it is the right of the mother to make that call. There are also complicated scenarios for example a woman who has been raped and got pregnant, or even mothers who are being pressured into carrying a baby from family or religion. This will put stress on both the mother and the baby. In the end it is her body and her decisions. Of course, I do not believe that it should be abused, but no one should be denied to abort a child. Some may say that they took the risk of unprotected sex or they knew what would happen and they must be responsible for such acts, but there are underlying reasons and certain scenarios that must be taken into account. The real question is how would we lower abuse of abotions? Should we put a limit on how many one may obtain? O

8 years 17 hours ago

This is a topic that really interests me, I believe that our privacy as electronic users are being compromised, but it is for a greater good. As said previously, the fact is that the NSA and the government does not care about the emails you send to your family nor about the private conversations you have with others, they go through billions of these messages for one sole purpose; safety of the homeland. In the end, if there's nothing illegal or top secret security issues written in your emails, they probably would not even get a second look. An interesting question to ask would be how exactly do they get access to everyone's information? Are they issued by the terms and conditions of the sites we use or do they hack them all?

8 years 17 hours ago

This is a topic that really interests me, I believe that our privacy as electronic users are being compromised, but it is for a greater good. As said previously, the fact is that the NSA and the government does not care about the emails you send to your family nor about the private conversations you have with others, they go through billions of these messages for one sole purpose; safety of the homeland. In the end, if there's nothing illegal or top secret security issues written in your emails, they probably would not even get a second look. An interesting question to ask would be how exactly do they get access to everyone's information? Are they issued by the terms and conditions of the sites we use or do they hack them all?

8 years 18 hours ago

I find this post very interesting and it sparks up some debate. Torture is wrong and actually does more harm than good. Just like during the Salem witch trials, torture is excruciating and victims will say or do whatever it takes to make the pain or torment end. These pleas of guilt are therefore invalid and do not really reflect the truth. That is besides the fact that it is inhumane and rather primitive. In regards to obtaining information to save millions of lives, there are less barbaric ways of doing so. What would our society be like if everyone would plea guilt for any accused crimes because of excruciating pain or torment?

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