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Book reports industry mooches off taxpayers

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So after a few days on backorder from my favorite local bookstore, I finally got around to reading Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston. The main argument is this: taxpayers foot the bill for responding to false alarms which equals the profits reported by the security industry.

Do you know your overtime laws?

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This article caught my eye today, especially considering the Brink's back-pay settlement we wrote about a few months back.

Caught with his thumb in the pie

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Monday, January 21, 2008
Sorry to be away from the blog for a while, but here's a solid mid-afternoon pick-you-up. Why do we need security systems in schools? To catch this kid. Apparently, he had a hankering for pie at 4:15 a.m. Who doesn't, really?

New comments all over the place

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Monday, January 21, 2008
Just an FYI that Blogger has been hiding some comments from me for reasons undetermined and that you can see what some other people said if you scroll back down through the January posts. Okay, well, it's the Tim Whall post where people had the most to say. Check it out. Jan. 7.

Meet Potter's new owners in St. Louis

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Friday, January 18, 2008
St. Louis-based Potter Electric Signal, a fire and security systems manufacturer, and a family-owned business that was most recently owned by descendents of founder Charles Potter has been acquired by Two Rivers Associates, a St. Louis VC firm.

CCTV in "Little Guyana"

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
It's hard to pass up these mainstream videos from news organizations covering the proliferation of cameras in public spaces. It's such a great window into how the general population feels.

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