Monday, January 25, 2010

Chris Asks Question

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gay Marriage

Does a state have a right to exclude a group of individuals from state functions based on race, gender, religion, nationality, or seuxal orentation?

Article here

14th Amendment - All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Heroin Hero

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defends pamphlet for heroin users
By Trish LaMonte
January 06, 2010, 9:20AM

New York City's "10 Tips for Safer Use" pamphlet on heroin.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending a decision by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to print a pamphlet for heroin users, which offers information on how to prepare drugs carefully and how to care for veins to avoid infection.

"I would certainly not recommend to anyone that they use hard drugs or soft drugs," Bloomberg said on Monday. "But our health department does have an interest in if you're going to do certain things to get you to do it as healthily as you possibly can."

Tips in the booklet include: "Drop the cotton directly into the cooker. Don't touch it!" and "Warm your body (jump up and down) to show your veins."

John Gilbride, New York's top official with the Drug Enforcement Administration, calls the brochure a 'step-by-step instruction on how to inject a poison.'

The 17-page pamphlet also offers information on HIV testing and the dangers of sharing needles. It has been in circulation since June 2007, but the city has faced increasing pressure over the past few days to withdraw the publication.“You’re spending taxpayer money and getting a how-to guide for first-time users,” said City Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr., a Democrat from Queens. Vallone said he plans to meet with the city's health commissioner this week to encourage him to withdraw the pamphlet.

WCBS: See the heroin pamphlet (PDF)
NY Times: Public officials attack New York's heroin pamphlet
NY Post: NYC narcotics prosecutor blasts 'heroin how-to' pamphlet
CNN: NYC heroin pamphlet - is it a help or a how-to guide?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Thomas Friedman Identified the suicide bombers father as a hero do you agree with his opinion?

Why do you thin there are so many negative responses to Thomas Friedman's article?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Security vs. Liberty

By listing 14 countries that the US will increase airline security from how will that change flying?

Is making a list of suspect countries profiling?

Are we at war with these countries?

Should US citizens be guaranteed the highest level of security on every flight? How are we willing to pay for this?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Uganda and our money!

Article :

After reading this article and listening during class think about the following questions?

Should the US continue to give foreign aid to a country that violates human rights?

Should the US accept money from a foreign country that violates human rights?

What action should the US take in regards to Uganda?