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Canadian Woman Looses Insurance

November 24, 2009 4 comments

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20091123/ap_on_hi_te/cn_canada_facebook_insurance

A Canadian Woman was on leave from work for depression. During this time, Facebook pictures showed that she had gone on a vacation. It showed her partying on her birthday and seeming to enjoy herself. Because of these photos, the company felt as if the woman was clearly no longer depressed. Therefore, her insurance company dropped her from their policy.

She is still fighting this in court. Her lawyers said that she could still be on vacation and be on medical leave for depression. The controversy is whether or not the insureance company has the right to drop her. I feel that they have no right, because depression is a deep set, static disease.

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Children in Home Based Day Cares Watch Too Much TV

November 23, 2009 2 comments

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091123/ap_on_he_me/us_med_tv___tots

Stuides have shown that toddlers who stay at home based daycare centers tend to watch about two hours of television per day in daycare. Added to the time that the children will watch at their homes, it means that some young children spend up to one-third of their awaken time watching television. Parents hope that their children will get something out of childcare, but they might be dissappointed to know that they are instead watching TV, DVD’s, and movies.

The controversy is whether or not caretakers should be allowed to let children watch TV all day to entertain them when their parents are paying them for their childcare. Parents pay money and hope that their children are getting educated in some social and interactive ways, but instead they are watching TV.

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Adam Lambert’s AMA Performance is has 1,500 Complaints

November 23, 2009 1 comment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tv_lambert;_ylt=AsKD7QjLENzoZgRYgWfs.b.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTMwM3BsaDY3BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMTI0L3VzX3R2X2xhbWJlcnQEY3BvcwMxMARwb3MDNwRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA2FiY2xhbWJlcnRzcA–

At the American Music Awards last night, American Idol alumni Adam Lambert performed a song from his album that came out today, “For Your Entertainment.” It was an S & M-themed number in which the singer made sexual motions towards all of his dancers. However, the most controversial part of the entire performance was when he shared a kissed with the male keyboard player.

The moral issues in this story are a few. The first is whether or not people’s complaints of this action are “discrimination” against gays as Lambert said. The fact is that people would not mind seeing a heteorsexual kiss on television. However, some people do find the idea of homosexuality offensive, but it is questionable whether it really it acutally offensive.

The other moral issue is the entire dance number that was completely sexual and where the line is one what can be shown on television. I believe that the entire number was too suggestive for television in general.

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Tyson’s Beef Sales Go Down

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/tyson-foods-posts-loss-on-charge-in-beef-business/article1374467/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheGlobeAndMail-Front+%28The+Globe+and+Mail+-+Latest+News%29

Recently, the amount of beef that was sold by Tyson has declined. The company suffered loss in the forth quarter. However, overall chicken sales have increased for the past two quarters. Tyson lost $1.22 a share compared to a $.13 loss last year. They believe that chicken sales will continue to increase.

The reason for which the company believes that these have been the results is that in the current state of the economy people tend to eat chicken rather than beef because it is cheaper. The problem is that overall profits still will decrease for the company because of this same reason. This is then reflected in the worth of stock. Therefore, the results of the lack of overall money trickles down the line until it once again reflects on the customers.

The major ethical issues in this is the economy. It is an ongoing problem in our economy that needs to be solved.

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Catholics May be Lost by the Democrats

November 15, 2009 Leave a comment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/29516

Although many more Catholics voted Democrat in the last election than in any other, there is a belief that their support might be lost, according to how the administration deals with the subject of abortion in the Healthcare Bill. One representative offered an ammendment that would only allow federally funded abortions in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk. Many democrats are stating that if this ammendment goes through, that they will not vote through the bill at all. Catholics will refuse to support federally funded abortions, and therefore, will be lost to the democrats if they really continue to support this.

This issue here is one of the very most controversial subjects in America today: abortion. As a prolife, Catholic, I agree that this healthcare bill should absolutely not be passed if it supports federally funded abortions. It might also make sense, then that even Catholics who voted for Obama might now turn their backs to the Democratic party, because abortion was not as much of an issue this last election and was not brought up all that much by either party. This is a debate that might go on forever; neither side will ever budge from their standpoint, and will never be able to understand the other party’s beliefs. However, this controversial issue could be a major turning point in the Healthcare Bill.

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Australia Apologizes to Abuse Victims

November 15, 2009 1 comment

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article6918205.ece

The prime minister of Australia apologized recently to some of the over 7,00o British immigrants that were sent, as children, to Australia between 1920 to 1970. Apparently, British families that were impoverished sent their children, as young as three years old, to Australia in hopes for a better life. Rather, the children were put into institutions in which they were abused and forced to do hard labor.

Obviously this entire practice was morally wrong and the Australian government certianly seemed to wait quite a while to apologize. However, the point is that eventually they did issue an apology. The government cannot changed what it did, but it can admit its faults, apologize, and learn from the past.

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Palin’s Book= Controversy

November 15, 2009 Leave a comment

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/14/earlyshow/saturday/main5645708.shtml

Sarah Palin has recently written a memoir, as many presidential hopefuls have done lately. However, there are two parts in particular that are quite controversial. The first is that she seemed to be quite vindictive towards her enemies in the McCain camp. The second is that when someone asks if she would ever divorce her husband she asked if they had looked at him.

The issue in this story is that Palin does not seem to be acting very presidential. They state that her actions that she recorded in the book and the language that she uses is not that of a president. However, Palin has never actually stated whether she plans to run for president or not. The issue here is that the media is being extra-critical of her over something that might not even be in her future. It is true that book seems to be yet another sign that she is thinking of the presidency, the fact is that the media does not know for sure, and needs to give the woman a break.

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