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Poisoning Utah

I am dying slowly, my parents both died at a young age. All had some kind of cancer and now I am fighting rotted bones that no doctors want to deal with. We were poisoned by our own government with their chemical weapons. 1980s and 90s were when they burned these chemicals in Utah. I would go into the mountains hunting, places that use to have animals in abundance and now dead in all these areas where they were burning ...more »

Submitted by (@charleswallace)

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11 votes

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Unethical Debit Card Minimum Amount Purchase.

Merchants throughout the New York City (and I assume throughout the country) continue to improperly set minimum amounts to consumers who wish to pay with a Visa or Mastercard debit card. I have been refused to make a purchase on a product (or products) because it does not meet the minimum amount needed to use a debit card. The minimum amount varies from store to store. Only problem is that practice is clearly against ...more »

Submitted by (@wiseguy)

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5 votes

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Nursing Home abuse and neglect

Send undercover workers in to show how residents are cursed, physically and psychologically abused by refusal of basic care. Residents that are unable to feed themselves are starved, the plea for assistance goes unanswered. This is nationwide and is swept under the rug because elders are not revered in this country!

Submitted by (@marchellgardner)

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3 votes

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Shady Moving Company - Blue Jay Van Lines

We hired Budget to move our belonging to CA from TN. The day the movers showed up, I learned Budget had subcontracted the moving of our belongings to a company named Blue Jay Van Lines. The day our belongings were to arrive, we received a call stating that the moving van was in an accident near the border of AZ/CA and that we lost everything. We searched the Internet to see if we could locate the accident and contact ...more »

Submitted by (@terryeaton)

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7 votes

Campaign: News

Solicit ideas for legitimate polling

Use IdeaScale to enable users/viewers to propose questions or areas of focus for upcoming WSJ/NBCNews polls.

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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0 votes

Campaign: News

Premium sponsorship opportunity in Technology section

Use IdeaScale as a tool for gathering curated ideas about technology or science and allow users and/or experts to vote and comment on their merits. This would be a premium component of a tag or franchise sponsorship [NEEDS MORE SPECIFICS]

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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2 votes

Campaign: News

Solicit input on story ideas for editorial series

Solicit story ideas or areas of focus for features series similar to 2008’s GutCheck franchise, investigative reporting, statements requiring fact-checking or in-depth explanation.

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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1 vote

Campaign: News

TODAY.com: Where in the World

Not sure if this is on the schedule anymore, but if it is, this could be a way to engage users in suggesting where Matt should go, beyond the methods we've used previously (e-mail, mapped comments, etc.)

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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1 vote

Campaign: News

Ask loyal users what they like/hate about our site(s)

Ask Blue-site and/or Breaking News users for suggestions on most valuable site feature updates, tweaks, etc.

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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-2 votes

Campaign: News

Education Nation: Engage participant community

Use IdeaScale to early on engage members of the education and education-reform community, possible attendees, policy makers, etc. in idea generation and prioritization for the 2012 conference as part of a possible premium sponsorship opportunity (in conjunction with original video and related news content on msnbc.com). Participants would be asked to share their best ideas or policy proposals, vote and comment on one ...more »

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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3 votes

Campaign: News

Travel: Best Destinations

Ask users and travel writers to submit suggestions on the best places to go for family vacations (or adventure travel, or romantic weekends, on a budget, etc.). Entice users to vote and comment on their preferences. Perhaps pair this with some kind of contest or sweepstakes in which the winner would get a trip to the top location.

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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1 vote

Campaign: News

TODAY: Parenting

Engage users regarding the best ways to handle a category of perennial parenting dilemmas -- when/ to talk to kids about sex, how to manage social-media use by kids, how to travel with toddlers or teens, how to balance permissiveness and discipline. Seed ideas from TODAY Parenting contributors, then open it up to the public. Best ideas might lead to further on-air or online packages; most popular idea might be rewarded ...more »

Submitted by (@randystearns)

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3 votes