Month: May 2014

Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Originally published by Firebrand Progressives   An average screen printed T-shirt costs around $15. Someone earning the current federal minimum wage would have to work over two hours to buy just one. And while prices for nearly everything consumers purchase continue to go up, minimum wage rarely increases. From September 1997 to July 2007, the…

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Article: Can You Profit From the Use of Police Body Cameras?

Article: Can You Profit From the Use of Police Body Cameras?

Originally published by The Motley Fool   I’m always on the lookout for less obvious investment opportunities, niches that can be easily overlooked. Lately, I’ve seen several news stories about police departments equipping officers with body-worn video cameras. So, I wondered, is there money to be made by investing in the manufacturers of these camera…

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Article: Colorado sheriff under FBI investigation

Article: Colorado sheriff under FBI investigation

Originally published by Firebrand Progressives   Conservatives feel at home in Colorado Springs, a sprawling city nestled against the towering Rocky Mountains in roughly the middle of Colorado. Colorado Springs is home to Focus on the Family, Compassion International, and the 14,000-plus member New Life Church (founded by the now disgraced Ted Haggard), and historically,…

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