“Insurance companies now write Ebola exclusions into policies; offer Ebola-related products” – Ebola | Homeland Security News Wire

Insurance Companies and Ebola from the Homeland Security News Wire on October 27, 2014. For my Daley College SOC SCI 102, and POLI SCI 201 students. What are some of the ethical and political dilemmas posed by this story? Overview: “U.S. and British insurance companies have begun to write Ebola exclusions into their policies for hospitals, event …

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Social inequalities and emerging infectious diseases: EBSCOhost

Social inequalities and emerging infectious diseases: EBSCOhost. For CCC Daley College students in both SOC SCI 102 and POLI SCI 201 this is an interesting article from 1996 which anticipates many of the issues of inequality raised by the current Ebola epidemic. When you click on the link you will be prompted for your CCC … Continue reading Social inequalities and emerging infectious diseases: EBSCOhost

Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting

“The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Aug. 14-17 among 1,000 adults, finds that the public overall is divided over whether Brown’s shooting raises important issues about race or whether the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves… .“ Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting. Continue reading Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting

U.S. Army Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances – April 2014

“The Constitution of the United States, laws, regulations, policies, and other legal issues limit the use of federal military personnel in domestic support operations. Any Army involvement in civil disturbance operations involves many legal issues requiring comprehensive legal reviews.” U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances Continue reading U.S. Army Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances – April 2014

Two Animations of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: One Narrated by Orson Welles, Another Made with Clay

Two Animations of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: One Narrated by Orson Welles, Another Made with Clay “The ever-flickering lights, the ever-present screen, the stupefied spectators immune to a larger reality and in need of sudden enlightenment—Plato’s allegory of the cave from Book VII of The Republic … lends itself to compellingly brief visual interpretations… .” Continue reading Two Animations of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: One Narrated by Orson Welles, Another Made with Clay

The FBI is Helping the NSA Spy, but Senators Don’t Want to Know About It | Killer Apps

“Classified documents… show a little-known FBI organization, the Data Intercept Technology Unit, is apparently in charge of obtaining information … and then providing the data to the NSA.” Searching “Data Intercept Technology Unit” can be quite instructive. The FBI is Helping the NSA Spy, but Senators Don't Want to Know About It | Killer Apps. Continue reading The FBI is Helping the NSA Spy, but Senators Don’t Want to Know About It | Killer Apps

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

“How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.” Good coverage of FBI intelligence and counter-intelligence surveillance operations against “foreign” targets. The same techniques and technologies are used against domestic targets as well. Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy. Continue reading Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams – By Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests

Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests An understandable surge in FOIA requests to NSA. “The number of Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the National Security Agency has increased by 888 percent this fiscal year, according to USA Today, indicating an even broader interest exists in the NSA’s domestic surveillance … Continue reading Snowden effect: NSA struggles with 888% increase in FOIA requests