Terrorism & ISIS are Americans’ #1 Concern

The American public is swirling with many controversies, concerns and political opinions. People are taking to social media to voice concerns about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, party rules at the Republican National Convention and currently the buzz is due to the Democratic National Convention's lack of flying Old Glory - although there have been Palestinian flags flying and … [Read more...]

The Rise of the Invasive Security Camera – Do They Really Stop Crimes?

The surveillance camera has become particularly controversial in terms of its usefulness, practicality and success rate. While skeptics warn against these devices’ violation of civil liberties and individual privacy, law enforcement officials counter that real-time video footage can further investigative efforts and apprehend perpetrators (Urban Institute). I can totally … [Read more...]

How Security Cameras are Changing America’s Privacy Landscape Forever

In a world where new technology is always thought of as nothing but good, the advent of the surveillance camera - also known as closed-circuit television (CCTV) - was celebrated as a huge advancement in safety and law enforcement technology in the 1980s. The cameras were first used by local and city governments to monitor public streets, but businesses with high rates of theft … [Read more...]

What Happens When States Fuel Their Own Economy, Naturally?

GMC nearly collapsed, so the Federal government bailed them out. Did that help GMC become a financially stable company? I don't think so! Unfortunately, government bailouts are nothing new and rarely help the problem. False economies are yet another, but very similar, problem - to help the recession or high unemployment rate, the federal government, and sometimes state … [Read more...]

Ridiculous Taxes Aren’t New – Crazy Taxes Around the World

Have you ever taken a moment to consider all the taxes you pay throughout your life? Many of these are hidden as fees or 'buying costs' that many don't recognize as taxes, but nonetheless they are sneaking hard-earned money out of your pocket. Federal income tax - The federal government gets a slice of your paycheck right off the top. Social security tax - Another 7.5% of … [Read more...]