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Spotlighting the Launch of the DOJ’s Elder Justice Website

Vilissa Thompson 2014/10/01

Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced the launch of the Elder Justice website which was created to help further combat elder abuse and financial exploitation of seniors. Being the caregiver of a member of the Silent Generation and being a helping professional, I understand how dire it is to protect the older members… Continue Reading »

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How HitchBot is Restoring My Faith in Humanity

Daniel Ortiz Reti 2014/09/30

This adorable little robot recently made it’s way across Canada while using its unique ability to post pictures to Twitter, Facebook and report its locations as it hitchhiked across the Canada. There is one “hitch” to Hitchbot’s journey, it doesn’t have any way of moving on his own. He sits on the side of the… Continue Reading »

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Morphic Resonance (Part 3): How We Alter It and Create Change

Philip Patston 2014/09/30

Finally, let me reveal my own morphic theory and a simple truth. Controversial biologist Rupert Sheldrake believes that traditions, customs and rituals are maintained throughout history and embedded in societal lore and cultures through a process of what he calls morphic resonance.  At the heart of this well-debated school of thought is the concept that… Continue Reading »

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Murderer and Rapist Granted the Right To Die

Rebecca Joy Novell 2014/09/30

Frank Van Den Bleeken is currently serving a life sentence in Belgium for sexual assault and murder. Three years ago, he asked to be allowed to die arguing that, due to his psychiatric condition, he would forever be “a danger to society.” A panel of medical experts granted Van Den Bleeken the right to die…. Continue Reading »

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The Adrian Peterson Case: Do Culture and Religion Matter?

Janet Heimlich 2014/09/26

While the media seems largely focused on the fact that the Minnesota Vikings finally decided to bench its star running back Adrian Peterson, a more important—and politically incorrect—question needs to be asked: To what extent, if any, did Adrian Peterson’s religious beliefs and cultural background as an African American contribute to him beating and injuring his… Continue Reading »

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How Will Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Affect Social Welfare and Social Services Programs

Patricia Polizzi 2014/09/24

Recently, Paul Ryan released a new anti-poverty plan in which he claims will empower poor Americans and create life opportunities. His plan calls for providing individual case managers to help develop goals and target money where it is specifically needed. Under the Ryan plan Congress would “reward” social agencies after they can prove that client’s… Continue Reading »

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