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                The City of Indianapolis proposed a bill named ‘’Homeless Bill of Rights’’, with the objective of improving homeless individuals’ condition.  It would be a first-of-a-kind in the United States and a major breakthrough for homeless rights. However, the mayor Greg Ballard vetoed the bill after the council voted in favor of such laws. The bill was supported by homeless helping organization who are frustrated by the results of their effort. The bill had for instance the inability to relocate a homeless person and allowed them to ‘’move freely in public spaces’’ (Eason).  

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Original title: One Woman Is Helping Children in Shelters Realize Their Dreams with a Camera Lens Author: Alexandra  Zaslow Date of publication: January 11th, 2015 http://www.people.com/article/linda-solomon-pictures-of-hope-helping-hom...  

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According to the World Health Organization, medical tourism is the act of travelling “across international borders to receive some form of medical treatment.”(Kelley) Medical tourism has become increasingly popular for Canadians, since patients often have to wait really long before getting their treatment done in the Canadian health care system. This industry is consistently growing, even with the cautioning and warning of some health experts. Canadians are going out of the country mainly to get treated faster, to save money, or to be treated with procedures that do not exist in Canada. The article “Should medical tourism be used to supplement gaps in our health care system?” by the Montreal Gazette, indicates “that almost 50,000 Canadians travelled for medical interventions in 2013.”(Seidman) Is medical tourism a good way to get around our slow and in some ways problematic health care system? One may argue that medical tourism can be dangerous, but overall, it is more positive than negative. People who are sick would do anything to try to get a cure. Living in pain and suffering is something no one wants to live. It is inhuman and unethical to let people suffer when they could get relief. Medical tourism is good because people can get faster treatment, so suffer less. Also, Canadians can save a lot of money by getting treatments overseas, because even with insurance, some treatments can cost a lot of money. Getting treatment oversees is way better than getting the same treatment here and then being in debt since the cost was way too huge for your budget. Also, as the academic journal article “Medical Tourism: A Look at How Medical Outsourcing Can reshape Health Care” states, international hospitals are more welcoming and the quality of care is better than in North American hospitals. The hospitals are cleaner and patients are treated better and can get treated faster. (Bennie) Some may argue that this way of getting medically treated is dangerous, and they are right in some part. Patients have to be careful when looking for clinics in other countries of the world. Some clinics may not be good. However, patients can quite easily look on the Internet if the hospital is certified and have many information about whether it is a hospital trustworthy or not. Patients have to make use of their self-judgment, and if they do so, they won’t be implied in any sort of danger. They could also use the internet to contact a patient who has had previous experience with that hospital to have more information. Work cited Seidman, Karen. “Should medical tourism be used to supplement gaps in our health care system?” Montreal Gazette. Montreal Gazette, 14 February 201. Web. 15 Feb. 2015. Bennie, Rebecca. “Medical Tourism: A look at How Medical Outsourcing Can Reshape Health Care.” Texas International Law Journal. 49. 3(2014):583-600. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 feb.2015. Edward Kelley. Medical tourism: WHO Patient Safety Program.Np: World Health Organization. www.who.int.Web. 15 feb.2015.

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The article “Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It: Foreign Couples Heading to America for Surrogate Pregnancies” was published on July 5, 2014 by the New York Times. The article talks about the issue of foreign couples coming to the United States to find paid surrogacy since it is illegal in most other countries of the world. Having a baby through surrogacy is legal in the United States and is more common than ever, but it is a very controversial topic. There is a debate over this innovative way of having a baby because it often leads to ethical dilemmas.

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The article “Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It: Foreign Couples Heading to America for Surrogate Pregnancies” was published on July 5, 2014 by the New York Times. The article talks about the issue of foreign couples coming to the United States to find paid surrogacy since it is illegal in most other countries of the world. Having a baby through surrogacy is legal in the United States and is more common than ever, but it is a very controversial topic. There is a debate over this innovative way of having a baby because it often leads to ethical dilemmas.

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After a long day’s work, everyone enjoys a break, maybe a nice cool glass of ice water, let’s add in some shade. However, for the hard agriculture workers in places like Nicaragua, having a break as part of one’s job does not exist. Scott Wallace illustrates, in the article “Can Sugarcane Workers Be Saved with Simple Water and Shade,” published by National Geographic News on January 29, 2015, that approximately “half the male population of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, is suffering from […] an often deadly kidney disease […]. Known as chronic kidney failure”.

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The article “Has Ebola Exposed a Strain of Racism?”, written for the New York Times by Hanna Kozlowska on October 21, 2014 explains how the Ebola virus has brought signs of racism in the United States of America. According to the point of view of Josephs Weeks, the nephew of the black man who recently died in the United States from the Ebola virus, his uncle was victim of racism in the hospital.

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Maria Jose Acosta 28/10/2014 Article summary.   Cold Heart.  

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The article “Mario Balotelli’s Experience With Racism At World Cup Proves It’s Not a Thing Of the Past”, written for the Huffington Post Canada (no author) on june 27, 2014 explains that even if the majority of people think that racism is something from the past, it is not. Racism was really present in the last football World Cup. By example, racist remarks from soccer fans, media and even players from his own team affected Mario Balotelli, an Italian player. Even if he considers himself an Italian, he was attacked by racist messages because of his skin colour.

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In the article “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist” of Nicholas Kristof published in August 2014, the reality of racism is discussed.  The main point of his article is about the widespread racism and stereotyping that young black men in America suffer. The problem is not really too much racism in America. In his article he explains that there are still many racist people without even knowing it. The larger problem is the people who consider themselves not racist. They deplore discrimination and believe in racial equality but unconsciously, they have a racist attitude.

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Bullying is a worldwide issue that I feel strongly about. There is no exact cause as to why individuals become bullies because each case is different but there are some common reasons. One might be that an individual might have low self-esteem and bring others down to make themselves feel better. Another may be the satisfaction of having power over others. For what reason an individual might bully someone can vary but the consequences are still the same. The ones being bullied are still walking away with fear, stress and resentment inside them.

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