Phiilosophy – Contemporary Social Justice discussion boards

Phiilosophy – Contemporary Social Justice discussion boards

1.Why do we protect “Free Speech” and Expression? Should “Free Speech” at any time be curtailed?  If yes, when? If not, why not?  Present your arguments in detail.

◦[HINT: Please see the U.S. Supreme Court case: Near v. Minnesota (1931) to assist in your answer.]

2.To what extent would you argue that government should be permitted to infringe, limit, or abridge our rights to Freedom of Expression?  Describe in detail some situations in which government should not intervene and some in which it should, explaining why you think as you do?

◦[HINT: Please see the U.S. Supreme Court case: New York Times v. United States (1971), to assist in your answer.]

 

Week 5

1.When is behavior, sexual or otherwise, degrading or demeaning toward women, and how is this to be judged?  What does it mean for a book or film to endorse such behavior? Can behavior toward men be just as degrading or demeaning as behavior toward women? Explain your answer.

2.Should gender or sexual orientation ever be a consideration to hire someone or in contracting services?  If yes, why should it be considered?  If no, why not?  What about those who work in a field that are traditionally performed by people of the opposite gender (i.e. a male nurse or a female plumber)? Explain your answer.

Week 6

1.Just war theory assumes that morality applies to war.  Does it?  Or when it comes to war, does the end justify the means?  Explain your answer giving examples and illustrations.

2.Should a government take away certain rights of a citizen if he or she refuses to fight because they believe it is an unjust war?  Explain your answer.

Week 7

1.Do you think the only and/or major reason for preserving and protecting nature and the environment is to protect our own good, or do you feel that we have a moral obligation toward nature because it is intrinsically valuable?  Present your argument in detail.

2.Do you believe that animals have rights, and do you believe that humans have an obligation to see that these rights are protected?  Why or why not?    If you argue that animals have rights, what are they and why?  If you argue that animals do not have rights, why do humans have a right to use animals? Present your argument in detail.

Week 8

1.Which of the four principles (beneficence, autonomy, non-maleficence, or justice) do you believe is more important, when considering medical or bioethics? Why?  Present your argument in detail.

2.To what extent do you believe that human beings can or should be experimented on?  Under what conditions would you allow such experimentation? Present your argument in detail.

3.What do you think will be the most important issues in medical ethics or bioethics in five years?  In ten years? Why?  Explain your answer.

 

 

BMGT-Introduction to Federal Contracting Discussion Boards

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week 4

 

Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items

 

After reading FAR Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items please describe what your thoughts were on two important concepts that relate to the Acquisition of Commercial Items. Below are some potential concepts to choose from:

  • Policies and procedures respecting commercial item acquisition
  • Contracting methods and contract types
  • Unique requirements regarding terms and conditions for commercial items

 

 

Learning Activity #2

 

Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures

 

Describe two points of interest from readings FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures this week. Below are some potential concepts to choose from:

  • Promoting Competition
  • Simplified Acquisition Methods
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)
  • Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items

 

Week 5

Learning Activity #1

 

Part 15 Contracting By Negotiation

 

Please choose one of the questions below for activity 1; provide a detailed explanation/answer to one of the following questions:

 

Q1: Please discuss when is it appropriate to use tradeoff process. Include in your discussion post when using trade-off process, what conditions apply?

 

Q2: Please discuss when it is appropriate to use the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process?

 

Learning Activity #2

 

Part 16 Types of Contracts

 

Please describe the two board categories of contract types. Include in your discussion post the factors used in selecting contract type?

 

 

Week 6

Learning Activity #1

What are the responsibilities of contracting office with regard to quality assurance? Include in your explanation  the contracting officer role in the acceptance of supplies or services process.

 

Learning Activity #2

 

FAR PART 46.203 describes criteria for use of contract quality requirements. After reviewing that part and conducting some research. Provide an example of criteria used for determining contract quality requirements?

 

Week 7

Learning Activity #1

43.103 describes the types of contract modifications. Contract modifications are of the following types:

UNILATERAL

A contract modification signed only by the contracting officer.  (E.g., administrative changes)

BILATERAL

A contract modification signed by the both the contractor and the contracting officer.  (E.g. supplemental agreement)

Choose either Unilateral or Bilateral provide a specific example of that modification and describe the process of executing it.

 

Learning Activity #2

Read Contract Changes – Chapter 21 from this week’s reading of the 2013 CONTRACT ATTORNEYS DESKBOOK.

 

Provide a one paragraph overview of that chapter and title explaining what you learned.

 

 

 

Week 8

Learning Activity #1

When can the Government terminate a commercial contract for convenience and how is the process of termination conducted?

 

Learning Activity #2

 

When can the Government terminate a commercial contract for cause and how is the process of terminated conducted?