About the author  ⁄ Erik Helin

Erik is the chief Copywriter with BrickHouse Security. Hailing from the Midwest (Wisconsin), Erik moved to NYC in 2010, securing a job at BrickHouse shortly thereafter. Outside of work he writes about music, does freelance advertising work, and wastes his life on the internet. Aside from no-brainers like cheese and beer, Erik enjoys music, travel, TV, his cat, and Brooklyn.

Mitt Romney finds himself playing defense again this week, courtesy of a hidden camera clip that wound up in the hands of progressive magazine Mother Jones. The GOP presidential candidate was caught on camera railing against the 47 percent of Americans who “pay no income tax.”

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Many have predicted that the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics will be one of surveillance, but with New York’s recent “Domain Awareness System” announcement, it’s looking like city security expansion will be the legacy of 2012 in general.

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As cities become more bike friendly, commuters are turning to two-wheelers as their primary mode of transportation. At face value, these sustainable people movers are great for the environment; they have, however, also led to a spike in bike-related accidents and avoidable traffic deaths as cars learn to deal with more pedestrians sharing the street.

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