Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama's First 100

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/29/us/politics/200900429_OBAMA_100DAY.html#

Why has the name of the super flu changed?

Listen again to the first 6 mins of his speech, what has the government done to protect us further from this outbreak?

Listen again to the first and second question he is asked, is the media giving too much attention to St. Francis Prep's swine flu?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Profiting from the FLU? SWINE or AVIAN


(note the section of the Times the above article appears on)
Is there cause for concern according to these three articles?
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Should we be concerned about policy makers investing in private companies?
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How are policy makers using fear?
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What seems to be the link between Obama and the Flu?
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How can a "Swine Flu" in Queens become a billion dollar money maker for investors?
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What is something you heard in class today that you would like to know more about?
(eg. blind trusts, the 1976 Ford Inoculation Blunder, the Great Influenza of 1918, telecommunications nationalization agenda or anything?)
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday- Deinstitutionalization


http://www.helium.com/items/837637-assessing-the-affects-of-the-deinstitutionalization-movement


http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=527&invol=581#section1


The number of beds for mentally ill patients since 1950 has dropped considerably, why has this happened?

What is the importance of the Olmstead decision?

What role might the Olmstead decison have played in the artcile Apeksha brought to our attention on Monday?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mom on Fire!


Questions we can ask the class would be :

1. Do you think it's necessary that there should be background checks at a shooting range?
2. Should they be using real bullets ?
3. Should there be better security at the shooting range ?
4. Do you think the women herself should have special care and maybe have documented papers with her saying she had an attempted suicide..or mental case?
5. Was it okay for the son to even consider going to the shooting range with his mom due to prior events ?

Article http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6062648.ece

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Iowa Bans the Ban


What does the phrase "equal protection under the law" mean? Will this impact other states to reverse decisions?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/us/04iowa.html?scp=3&sq=supreme%20court&st=cse

Friday, April 03, 2009

PROM




Should schools be held respoonsible for events at after prom or pre prom parties?

Are school giving tacit consent to illeagal activity?

Full story

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

BAILOUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Obama's Bail out plan


What stepts is Obama taking to help the US auto industry?

What are our options?