• Law vs. justice: What is our duty in society? | James Stoner | Big Think
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    Law vs. justice: What is our duty in society? | James Stoner | Big Think

    I think the rule of law only works in the end among people who have a sense of justice, in other words that you can’t divorce the rule of law from the virtue of justice. That doesn’t mean that people aren’t allowed to pursue their own interests in the marketplace. Actually, it’s just for people to be able to pursue their own interests and to a large extent to pursue the good as they understand it. Actually, that’s almost the definition of conscience is to be able to act according to the law but according to your own judgment of what the circumstances require, you, who know those circumstances and…

  • FLRA Case Law Update
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    FLRA Case Law Update

    >>Welcome. My name is Marcus Fuller. I am a labor relations specialist on the accountability and workforce relations team here at the US Office of Personnel Management. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to todayís webcast training entitled the FLRA Case Law Update. Our office presents webcast trainings in support of our ongoing effort to bring relevant and reliable developmental opportunities to federal sector employee and labor relations practitioners. Our speakers will discuss fiscal year 2019 decisions from the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The case law is updated as of December 5th, 2019. If you have any questions about the training, you may send an email to [email protected]

  • INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Should Hawaiʻi Increase Regulations on Vaping? | Program
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    INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Should Hawaiʻi Increase Regulations on Vaping? | Program

    STATE LAWMAKERS SEE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AS THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS. THEY WANT TO INCLUDE ESMOKING DEVICES IN THE DEFINITION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, BAN THE SALE OF FLAVORED PRODUCTS INCLUDING MINT AND MENTHOL. AND USE MONEY FROM FEE AND TAX HIKES FOR EDUCATION AND PREVENTION. SHOULD HAWAIʻI INCREASE REGULATIONS ON VAPING? TONIGHT’S LIVE BROADCAST AND LIVESTREAM OF INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI START NOW. [INTRO MUSIC] ALOHA AND WELCOME TO INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI…I’M DARYL HUFF. FIVE MONTHS AGO ON THIS PROGRAM WE ASKED WHAT ROLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PLAY IN REGULATING VAPING DEVICES OR E-CIGARETTES. THAT WAS JUST AS HEALTH OFFICIALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE INVESTIGATING…

  • AMAC Action 2019 Advocacy Report – Your AMAC Weekly News
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    AMAC Action 2019 Advocacy Report – Your AMAC Weekly News

    Hi I’m Ben Ferguson and welcome to a very special AMAC Weekly News report. As we begin the new year, we want to remind you of all of the hard fought battles to defend our rights that are under attack in this country by the left. Now one of the most important parts of AMAC is our AMAC Action government relations team. Each year we put out a report so that you as a member know everything that we are doing and what exactly we are fighting for. Now the website will be put up on the screen so that you can go and read the report in its entirety…

  • How poverty affects creativity and innovation
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    How poverty affects creativity and innovation

    I have a background as a neuroscientist and the research has been very clear for many many years that poverty really does have a debilitating effect on brain development, especially when it is experienced in childhood. Just having that stress of poverty can really take up a lot of bandwidth in our brain and prevent us from engaging in the types of decision making that lead to creativity and innovation. My research suggests that we actually have to tackle poverty itself and then, you know, education can then play a role. So I think one way to tackle the problem is to enact policies that reduce those specific stresses of…

  • Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think
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    Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think

    The United States Constitution is certainly dedicated to the rule of law. John Adams famously said, quoting Harrington who himself is quoting Aristotle or alluding to Aristotle, that the United States aims to establish the rule of law not the rule of men. And the Constitution lays out a number of rules about how governments should act. Some of that is involved in creating new institutions and defining those institutions in a way summoning them into being and some of it is about putting restrictions on institutions that are already there or practices that are unavoidable. So, when does the rule of law and the rule of men or something…

  • Improving situational awareness in law enforcement with Microsoft AI
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    Improving situational awareness in law enforcement with Microsoft AI

    ♪Dramatic music♪ [Ashish Kakkad]: Coptivity’s this idea that voice interface is becoming a natural way for people to work. [Charlene Wahl]: Instead of calling dispatch where they call in a license plate number that could take up to 30 minutes, they can easily just say the license plate number which goes to a chatbot using cognitive services [Coptivity Interface]: Adam-12 go ahead. [Sia]: CHRIS would transcribe that information and from there that will go to the LEWIS service in Azure which then goes understands that the deputy is intending to run the registered owner. [Coptivity Interface]: Property successfully queried. Your plate is 1129 EXP by statute for last absolved first…

  • Work Session – Norfolk City Council 1/14/20
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    Work Session – Norfolk City Council 1/14/20

    Dr Philo good evening mayor vice mayor members of council welcome this evening we’ve got a pretty full agenda so I’m going to hop right in to begin with we’ve got four quick pop ups we want to bring your attention move in after that to a presentation by Craig Patrick he’s gonna provide us with an overview of the Community Development Block Grant otherwise known as the CDBG program how the city’s been using it first of all an overview of what the program is how the city has been using it and some of the future funding priorities we have for those funds following on that will be…