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Have Cameras Everywhere Strengthened Security At The Cost Of Privacy?

Have you ever been caught on camera? That is without being aware, without consent and not knowing where, when or why?

With security cameras everywhere, chances are that there is a ton of video footage of you and your loved ones, your possessions and your whereabouts. It is not hard to imagine why or how this has happened over the years. Security cameras or closed circuit television systems are installed at almost all public places, commercial establishments and even at places which are otherwise deemed private.

Take the instance of your neighborhood store. There is likely to be a few cameras inside to monitor all the aisles, there would be a few at the payment counters and there would be a few outside. Even if you are not inside and just passing by the store, there will be video footage of your movement. Think of the malls, the multiplexes, parking lots, driveways, major thoroughfares and cameras at every business premise. Today, almost every office has security cameras. They are installed strategically to monitor as large a space possible. Many companies or commercial establishments opt for blanket coverage with no blind spot. In other words, there is not even a tiny spot in a commercial premise where you are not being watched. In effect, you are being caught on camera at all times when you are at these places.

The trouble with these security cameras is that they infringe on privacy. Security cameras used by the state and federal governments, law enforcement agencies and other public departments are primarily for security and they are sanctioned by legislation. Private security cameras used by companies, commercial establishments or by any random security agency at public places is not exactly for the security of people but for the safekeeping of the assets of that enterprise.

Should your privacy be compromised for the safekeeping of a company’s interests? Should you be caught on camera without permission and at times without even being aware? Should you be caught on camera at all?

These are questions that keep cropping up from time to time. Proponents consider the compromise on privacy as a necessity to enhance security. Critics argue that security systems don’t stop or prevent crimes. They are only helpful in hindsight. There are instances when security cameras have helped in the solving of major and minor crimes. There are also instances when footage from private cameras used in public places has been misused.

Apparently, these security measures are a double-edged sword.


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Warning Signs of Marital Infidelity

According to statistics, about 50% of all marriages these days end up in a divorce and many others have to deal with the devastation that comes from it and from marital infidelity. Even extramarital affairs are found to be present even in the best people with the seemingly best marriages.  If infidelity and unfaithfulness happened to your own marriage, would you be able to tell the warning signs, too?

Emotional Distance

A lot of men – and even women – are found to become emotional distant and withdrawn from their spouses when they start becoming unfaithful to them. Warning signs would include a disinterest in taking part in activities that involve their spouses or their children and even the daily needs in the house. Most of the time, unfaithful spouses would show no sign of wanting to improve their relationship with their loved ones and would rather not show affection as well.

Increased Work Related Activities

A sudden increase in a spouse’s work hours, business trips, after work meetings and out of town activities may just be a a big warning sign that something isn’t right with your marriage. Those who have extramarital affairs often use work as an excuse to be with the other man or woman. But, if you do have suspicions, make sure that you are a hundred percent sure before making any accusations. For all you know, the work related activities are actually legitimate and your spouse is only trying to beat a very tight deadline.

The Little Details in Your Married Life

Has your sex life become better, worse or has their been a change recently? Has your spouse been coming up with explanations as to why he or she does not wear their wedding ring? Have their been points in their schedules that they have been ‘unsure’ of where they were (or they could not provide a good answer)?  Have you caught them lying to you? These are very obvious signs that your marriage is on the rocks and that an extramarital affair could be the reason for it.

Other Signs that Your Spouse Might Be Having an Affair

We can’t know or be entirely sure of what we feel until they have actually been caught but just in case, try to see if your spouse happens to leave behind these and other signs:

•  Becoming cruel and angry at the slightest things
•  Paying more attention than usual to their physical appearance
•  Sudden interest for new, exciting things
•  Defensive behavior
•  Becoming flirtatious with the opposite sex
•  Becoming very private with their activities
•  Becomes guarded of their cell phone and computer
•  Receives texts at all hours of the day, especially late at night.
•  Doesn’t use phone or computer when partner is around.
•  Shares jokes with people other than partner.

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Opposition Research, U.S. Politicians and Blackmail: What To Know

As U.S. politics approach their zenith, prospective voters want to know more about the candidates of their respective parties. Nowadays, prospective voters can research their candidates online, where a bevy of positive and potentially incriminating information may appear in their searches.

The prospect of scandal, blackmail and all sorts of negativity in U.S. politics aren't exactly kept away from the public. Recent news of government level privacy concerns, political stances of certain candidates for office, among other things, have essentially helped open voters eyes before they step out in November 2016.

What is opposition research? How does opposition research affect voter perception?

Opposition research is a long standing tactic that can directly influence how voters select their candidates before they vote. It's a practice utilized by political candidates and/or their campaign that involves digging up potentially incriminating information about their political opponent.

Most voters see the result of opposition research: negative political ads. Opposition research is also used to produce other forms of media about an opposing candidate, including articles and even social media alerts.

Why do candidates use opposition research?

Opposition research is mainly used to degrade the public and, in some cases, private reputation of a candidate's political opponent. In most cases, this information is gathered and later replicated in a television (or sometimes radio) advertisement in order to get the most views.

Alternatively, the information gathered by the candidate's campaign may 'leak' the information to the press, who may attempt to verify and then publish the information. Interestingly enough, the state of web journalism, in particularly, nowadays may lead to the information being published and spread across the web without verification.

Some 'oppo' using candidates have turned to tasking their campaign with utilizing online advertising for oppo—but that's mainly a convention of the modern technologically-savvy world.

What information matters in opposition research? How does this information impact opponents?

Candidates and/or their campaigns generally gather information for oppo by reviewing their opponent's office voting record. They also research their personal financial holdings, marriage status and various other information available via public records.

Political teams generally hire teams of workers to gather the necessary information that's uncovered in oppositional research. They are typically tasked to find information that depicts their opponents negatively or in a contradictory way in contrast with their own political reputation.

Opposition research impacts opponents. As mentioned, oppo actually influences how voters may make their final decisions at the polls. In a way, opposition research is needed to allow voters to make fully educated decisions about their candidates of choice, no matter how malicious it may seem.


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The Financial Cost of Divorce

Divorce costs. That simple statement may be loaded, but it's very true in a lot of respects. Divorce is commonly associated with tense negotiations and astronomical costs—to the point where it's not even worth the struggle. For many people, however, divorce is a necessary means to the end of a marriage.

That's why it's important for individuals who may be divorcing to understand the financial costs of divorce. In this brief article, we're going to look at the financial cost of a legal divorce.

The Financial Cost of Divorce: What's The Average Cost of Divorce?

Divorce can be expensive. Most people assume that this is the case in some state, but it's very much the same situation around the country. People aren't kidding when they say they'd rather remain separated than bear the brunt of divorce fees.

According to legal experts, most should expect to pay as much as $15,000 to  $20,000—and no less than that. The cost typically factors in fees from divorce lawyers and other experts, real estate costs, living expenses, financial adviser fees and therapy fees for the family.

The cost of a divorce is generally affected by several factors:

• The amount of conflict caused by both parties and their legal representatives.
• The amount of times both parties may need to head to court.
• If there are children involved in the divorce.
• If there is property to be divided.
• If there are other assets to be divided.
• Other complex legal issues, such as alimony.

Starting the filing process also costs. Both parties should expect to pay a fee for filing and notifying the other party, with can be expensive if
they live far away.

The Financial Cost of Divorce: Managing the Costs of Divorce

While divorce costs can balloon rather quickly, there are ways for both parties to get their finances under control as they go through the process.

Divorce usually means that one party leaves the shared home of another. This particular situation may transfer all the financial responsibility to the remaining party, particularly the party with custody over the children and a legal claim to the household's assets.

There are ways to resolve the new costs of personal expenses in this situation. In many situations, both parties become responsible for their own finances, especially when establishing their new households. In addition, one party may be financially responsible for supporting the other party, who usually has legal custody of any children.

Child support and alimony are two additional expenses that the financially responsible party generally takes on following a divorce, while the other is responsible for personal, household and childcare related expenses.


 

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Narcotic Use and Diversion in Nursing

Every profession has a preset standard of ethics. While many professions don’t have any explicitly laid out moral and ethical standards, professions like nursing require a stricter policy. Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, law enforcement or even the judiciary takes the oath of the constitution and likewise many such critical professions have high ethical and moral standards.

Nurses have a very important job. They are the primary caregivers, they attend to the basic and even some complicated medical needs of patients and they are often the first line of response to any emergencies or just the welfare of patients. Thus, nurses should ensure that they are at the professional best while carrying out their duties. Nurses cannot indulge in drugs or any kind of substance abuse. While personal lives are segregated from the professional lives, the long hours of work, the dependence of patients on the physical and psychological condition of the nurses and the very nature of the work demand that nurses do not indulge in drugs or substance abuse, during or before their work.

For many years, there was widespread dismissal of narcotic use and diversion in nursing. It was not till 1984 when the use of drugs and other substances was acknowledged by the American Nurses Association. The body accepted the reality that nurses would indulge in substance abuse including consumption of alcohol, taking drugs that are illegal and even prescribed medications to be under influence while working and attending to patients. There is limited research available today but healthcare facilities and associations of medical professionals across the country have been urged to have policies pertaining to narcotic use and diversion in nursing.

Nurses under the influence of drugs or some substance would fail in their duties, which can have fatal consequences for the patients. Nurses should be able to maintain the highest standards of ethics and morality while performing their duties. According to one report published in 2001, anywhere from 2% to 18% of all nurses engage in substance abuse of some kind and to varying degrees of severity.

American Nurses Association estimates that nurses depending on chemical induced intoxication can be up to 8% of all nurses. There have been many reported cases of drugs and substance abuse among nurses in North Carolina, Ohio and many other states which have been studied over the years to come up with an effective policy for nurses.  

Dismissal of the possibility of nurses becoming dependent on drugs is not the way forward. Timely identification of the problem, adequate rehabilitation measures and surefire recovery would be the ideal approach.

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The Truth About Doctors Using Drugs

If you’re in a terrible amount of pain or if you’re feeling ill, the first place that you go to get medication for your ailment is the doctor. Now imagine having the ability to write prescriptions whenever you want and to pick up a variety of different prescription medications, including narcotics. Doctors using both prescription and illegal drugs are a problem that is sweeping the nation. With up to 15% of doctors having been addicted to one type of drug or another, it could be a direct cause of easy access to medicine.

The Career Outcomes for Abusing Drugs

The first thing to know is that your career is undoubtedly going to suffer from the day that you decide to try your first prescription or illegal drug. These drugs are not recommended for people who are going to be working throughout the day, especially if you are responsible for the health of your patients. Being on drugs while at work can result in incorrect decision-making, an inability to perform diagnostic procedures, and more.

You will also begin to notice that you’ll be putting your patients at more risk than you could imagine and you’ll begin to start losing patients. The less comfortable that your clients are under your care, the more likely they will be to leave your practice and search for another professional doctor. This puts you in a position to where your entire future could go up into flames as a result of drug use.

Penalties for Doctors Abusing Drugs

Depending on the severity of your use, there are different penalties that you might encounter. There are a variety of standards for healthcare practitioners that state they cannot practice when they are under the influence. In the event that you are caught taking prescription drugs or illegal drugs while working, you could lose your medical license. Another common penalty for doctors that use drugs is having their license suspended and being forced into a rehabilitation facility.

Malpractice suits are another penalty that you’ll get for abusing drugs, especially in the event that something goes wrong for your patients. With a malpractice suit it will not only drag your reputation through the mud, but it is also costly. When you put your patients in danger, they have every right to file a lawsuit against you to state that you were unable to treat them effectively. This could result in you losing your license and your practice.


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The Penalties of Insurance Fraud

As one of the most common illegal tasks that people are punished for, insurance fraud is everywhere in the world. All that you have to do to commit insurance fraud is to deceive your insurance company in order to get more money than you are entitled to. It is seen as a punishable offense in every state in the United States. In fact, there are a variety of legal entities that have the sole job of seeking insurance fraud and penalizing the criminals.

The Important Parts of Insurance Fraud

There are several things that need to be proven in order to receive prison sentences for insurance fraud. If you don’t meet these standards or have these elements in your case, you might be charged with something else.

Making a misleading or false statement: The defendant must have knowingly made a misleading or false statement and must be aware that what he/she was saying was false.

False statements were related to the insurance policy and its claim or payment: The false statement has to be directly related to getting paid as a result of the insurance claim.

False statements were material: The statements that were made must be essential in order to receive the payout from the insurance claim.

Insurance Fraud Penalties
There are 2 main types of insurance fraud and depending on what you’re charged with, your penalties could be incredibly different. First there is soft fraud. Soft fraud is something that happens when an individual exaggerates a claim that they had once made. For example, stating that more damages were done to their vehicle during a car accident. In most cases the legal costs and penalties for insurance fraud are minimal in comparison to hard fraud. Defendants could be facing community service, fines, a minimal amount of jail time, or probation.

The second type of fraud is hard fraud. With this title, the individual must have created a story where they lost assets or money for the main purpose of obtaining money through an insurance claim. There are a variety of strict penalties that could be slapped onto the defendant, including staying in prison for up to 20 years. The legal costs associated with hard fraud would be far more substantial as well as you will have to go through months, if not years, of court proceedings before knowing whether you are going to jail or not.

Subjects covered:
• Auto / Boat
• House
• Health/Medicare/Medicaid
• Business
• Posessions
• Disability / Workman’s Compensation

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The Outcomes, Consequences, and Dangers of Runaways

Everyone has been in a situation in their lifetime where they have wished that they could just run away and escape everything they’re dealing with, whether it be a job or their family. One of the main things to remember is that although running away may seem like the only option, it is also something that could negatively impact your life forever. The following outcomes, consequences, and dangers of runaways will give you more information about the downsides of straying away from your family.

The Outcomes of Running Away

Independence: The first thing that you might think about is that you’ll finally be able to be on your own, and that is true. You gain an ample amount of independence once you decide that you want to run away.

Freedom: A lot of people decide that they want to leave home because they’re tired of being told what to do. This is another feature that you’ll acquire once you decide that running away is the only option, complete freedom to make your own decisions.

The Consequences of Running Away

Homelessness: One of the largest consequences of running away is that there is a high percentage you will become homeless. Running away is typically something that people aren’t able to plan, which means that you won’t be able to get enough savings to find your own home or even maintain your regular day job. In fact, most teens that run away end up sleeping on the streets or drifting from one friend’s house to another. Prostitution is the number one way runaways survive. Many of the girls are kidnapped and sold into sex slavery.

Loss of Familial Ties: There are many families that aren’t willing to forgive and forget once someone makes the decision to run away. Once you leave home on bad terms, you have the possibility of burning bridges so badly that you won’t ever be able to return. Although this may be something that people want, it can also put you in an incredibly dangerous mental and emotional position as you will no longer have a support system to rely on.

Legal Issues: Depending on your age, what you will be doing to make money, and your residence, you could encounter a wide variety of legal issues from the local police department. From being homeless underage to trespassing, you could easily find yourself in jail.

The Dangers of Running Away

Above all, running away is simply dangerous. You don’t have the ability to sleep in your own bed in your locked house every night. You won’t have the opportunity to guarantee you’re going to be able to eat everyday or make a life for yourself. Before deciding to run away, consider the disadvantages that you will encounter along the way.


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