ETHICS 1245 (Fournier-Sylvester @ Champlain)

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by laurence.gp on February 4, 2014
The article ‘‘Vancouver’s Insite drug injection clinic will stay open’’, wrote by Rik Jeperson, a CBC’s journalist explains the major reasons that have led the Supreme Court of Canada to keep the clinic open. As you may know, Vancouver is as today the only Province of Canada that allows supervised drug injection by nurses in a specific clinic.

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by Turgytosser on February 4, 2014
In the article “Father given unsupervised access to children he molested” published by CBC News on November 28th, 2013 explains that the safety and well-being of children is not always secure even though we might think it is. Many children are abused by the people who should of have given them love and safety, but instead result in pain.

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by RingoStarr on February 4, 2014
Australian State’s Shark Cull, Who Should we Really be Protecting?    

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by saaamieh on February 4, 2014
During the recent Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the United States, students part of a fraternity in an Arizona University decided to celebrate in a unique and possibly offensive way. Arizona State University holds a population of more than 77,000 students. Only 5% of the school’s population are black. On January 22nd, a national holiday in the states, commoderating Martin Luther King Jr., a fraternity group held a party where ‘non-black’ students mocked stereotypical black culture.

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by Robin on February 4, 2014
On December 13, 2013 the CBC news released an article published by The Associated Press discussing the idea of child euthanasia. It turns out that in Belgium legislation has been proposed to legalize euthanasia for children under limited circumstances. If the law is to pass, it states that children who are in excruciating pain or children who are suffering from a terminal illness may submit a written document stating that they wish to go through with the euthanasia and that the child acknowledges the consequences.

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by sophiaroseglt on February 4, 2014
After reading the article Scientists Hail Breakthrough in Embryonic-Like Stem Cells where Kate Kelland explained how a new discovery in the stem cell research which are any living organism’s master cell could revolutionized how the population see the research industry. The new method permits scientists to grow stem cells by putting skin or blood cells under stress such as trauma, low oxygen levels or acidic environments.

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by canadiangirl on February 4, 2014
There is a particular subject that my dad always told me about since I am young: the cost of the health care in the United States. For the past few months and since the electoral promises of Barack Obama the subject took an important place in the news. Today, there are 25 percent of the families who struggle to pay for health care bills and approximately 10 percent of them received bills that are just not able to pay. Also, 40 percent of family who have health assurance have trouble to pay their medical bills.

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by psdofjfj on February 4, 2014
On June 15, 2013, a 16-year-old boy named Ethan Couch was caught with DUI in Texas. As a result, he ended up killing 4 people and severely injured 2 others in Forth Worth, Texas. Luckily for the boy, the judge was convinced by Ethan’s lawyers that the wealthy teenager was suffering from “affluenza,” a term which means that his parents gave him zero consequences to any of his actions whether good or bad. The term has been claimed by the psychologist Dick Miller.

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by Mike009 on February 4, 2014
Freedom of speech is a right that has been sought after by many societies, in any political system, and has been sought in any measure possible. In Harry Starling's article "Freedom of speech is right to express unpopular views," he talks about how freedom of speech has been threatened by governments, which have imposed their own policies, laws, and charters, that may go against basic rights of freedom of speech, whether it is in a developing country, or not, the lack of freedom can cause moral problems.

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by Mike009 on February 4, 2014
Freedom of speech is a right that has been sought after by many societies, in any political system, and has been sought in any measure possible. In Harry Starling's article "Freedom of speech is right to express unpopular views," he talks about how freedom of speech has been threatened by governments, which have imposed their own policies, laws, and charters, that may go against basic rights of freedom of speech, whether it is in a developing country, or not, the lack of freedom can cause moral problems.

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by Mike009 on February 4, 2014
Freedom of speech is a right that has been sought after by many societies, in any political system, and has been sought in any measure possible. In Harry Starling's article "Freedom of speech is right to express unpopular views," he talks about how freedom of speech has been threatened by governments, which have imposed their own policies, laws, and charters, that may go against basic rights of freedom of speech, whether it is in a developing country, or not, the lack of freedom can cause moral problems.

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by elodilou11 on February 3, 2014
Should a fetus have more rights than his mother?

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by LMT23 on February 3, 2014
Genetic testing is a procedure available for pregnant women to know the risks of their babies having certain abnormalities and genetic defects like Downs Syndrome. Amanda Schaffer discusses whether genetic testing is giving parents too much information, and the risks genetic testing may cause.

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by sarah.claire22 on February 3, 2014
In the article “HPV Vaccine: An Overview” written by Beverly Ballaro and co-written by Nancy Sprague, the authors express both sides as to whether the HPV vaccine should become mandatory for young girls, or if it should remain an option for their parents to decide. The vaccine is called Gardasil, which “prevents cervical cancer and other gynecological diseases (such as precancerous genital lesions and genital warts)” by targeting the “four types of the human papillomavirus (HPV)” (Ballaro, 2013).

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by chelsea-martin on February 3, 2014
The article posted on CBB Montreal on June 12, 2013 states that in Quebec’s national assembly, all four parties agree on the bill to allow euthanasia, however doctors are not in favour because they would have to take someone’s life. One of the doctors interviewed, Dr. Marc Beauchamp, states that allowing the bill to pass would be opening a large door in ethics.

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by Will Raymond on February 2, 2014
In the article “Abortion debate may return as Health Canada weighs RU-486 approval” written by Laura Payton the author demonstrates the reasons why and why not abortion should or shouldn’t be legalized.  The focus of the article is on a drug called mifepristone (RU-486) that when taken will terminate pregnancies within 9 weeks. The drug has not been approved yet but has already caught the attention of anti-abortion protesters who want to contest the drug and make sure it doesn’t end up in pharmacies across Canada.

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by BurnItDown on February 2, 2014
“The political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, in his essential book “Democracy Incorporated,” calls our system of corporate governance “inverted totalitarianism,” which represents “the political coming of age of corporate power and the political demobilization of the citizenry.” It differs from classical forms of totalitarianism, which revolve around a demagogue or charismatic leader; it finds its expression in the anonymity of the corporate state. The corporate forces behind inverted totalitarianism do not, as classical totalitarian movements do, replace decaying structures with new structures. They instead purport to honor electoral politics, freedom of expression and the press, the right to privacy and the guarantees of law. But they so corrupt and manipulate electoral politics, the courts, the press and the essential levers of power as to make genuine democratic participation by the masses impossible. The U.S. Constitution has not been rewritten, but steadily emasculated through radical judicial and legislative interpretation. We have been left with a fictitious shell of democracy and a totalitarian core.” - Chris Hedges

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by claa.difranco on February 2, 2014
If choosing a baby was as easy as choosing a pair of shoes, would you do it? “Designer Babies” may be the next new fad in the near future; however scientists’ debate whether its use will be for eliminating genetic disorders or opening doors to vanity. Author Mike Steere from CNN reports on scientists that are genetically screening and curing embryos so that they can be born without debilitating diseases. This breakthrough advancement in technology can revolutionize how we conceive; so why not alter the child’s eye color, hair color and maybe their personality at the same time?

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by AmandaDoonan on February 2, 2014
Amanda DoonanFebruary 2nd 2014Would you support killing someone to save them from a life of suffering?

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by BurnItDown on February 2, 2014
“Perhaps at the time of the 1992 Earth Summit, or even at the turn of the millennium, 2°C levels of mitigation could have been achieved through significant evolutionary changes within the political and economic hegemony. But climate change is a cumulative issue! Now, in 2013, we in high-emitting (post-)industrial nations face a very different prospect. Our ongoing and collective carbon profligacy has squandered any opportunity for the ‘evolutionary change’ afforded by our earlier (and larger) 2°C carbon budget. Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony” - Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research (UK)

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In the book I have read “Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into the School Curriculum” by Yatta Kanu they explore what knowledge is and how it is influenced by ones beliefs. As you have explored one’s parents influence the belief and trust in knowledge a young one might have. This situation is grandly seen in the aboriginal sector because when young teens are faced with other points of view, then their parents, they lose the sense of community which might explain the high dropout rate.

6 years 6 months ago

This website is not very user-friendly. First it looks like the screen has frozen, so when you click again it publishes the comment a whole bunch of times. We should be able to delete comments ourselves rather than "marking for removal" and waiting for the admin to do it.

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

You mention the Boston Bombing, so I want to point something out to you.

These programs were in place when the Boston Bombing took place. They failed to prevent the attack. They have actually not prevented a single terrorist attack since their inception, according to the government panel on mass surveillance which was appointed to recommend reforms.

So what have they been used for? Small-scale drug arrests, theft of trade secrets from foreign companies, targeting journalists, targeting activists, ruining the reputation of dissidents and murdering people with drones. In short, maintaining the dominance of US and Western corporations over the rest of the world.

All of this is verifiable with the NSA's internal documents. I suggest you look it up. The police-state being built right now would make the East German Stasi blush with envy.

And also covering something which you mentioned, William Binney (another NSA whistleblower) designed a software which would have targeted terrorists specifically while he was working at the NSA. They were not interested. These programs have always been about social control, not security.

Is democracy possible in a military-state? I don't think so. How about you?

6 years 6 months ago

Here in Montreal our government is helping the homeless community by having additional funding and policies that will increase the chance of getting the destitute people off of the streets. The policies have a five point format such as lodging, health, income, education and social housing. The city of Montreal earmarked an additional $1 million for issues associated with homelessness. It is important to address that 43 per cent of people living in the streets have a recorded mental illness issue.

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