Maine’s Facial Recognition Law
Maine’s Facial Recognition Law
The purpose of a facial recognition law is to provide for “an effective means of identifying and apprehending suspects who commit crimes on or near the highways and in the open” with “little, if any, disruption to traffic conditions. ” Commonwealth v. The police’s first task under a facial recognition law is to get a suspect’s identification. As long-time citizens, they must accept that identification will be made, even at the expense of their privacy.
The public policy concerns behind the statute are broad and include the need to “maximize law enforcement efficiency,” id. at 56, and maintaining “an adequate record” to help evaluate law enforcement effectiveness, id. The goal of the facial recognition law is to prevent the law enforcement and general citizenry in general from having to confront criminals face-to-face, id. at 56, and the goal of the statute is to allow the use of a “comprehensive collection of images which permit the comparison of individual faces, even if the individual has been identified using one or several of the more general methods.
Any officer, with the approval of the Director, may acquire a license pursuant to Rule of Court [45 P. 1] to use a one-day training course on the use of facial recognition technology to obtain a permit through the use of a license.
Rule of Court Rule of Court, Rule 4. 2 (emphasis added).
The “license” that an officer must obtain to perform a facial recognition program must be accompanied by a consent form; the form is not necessary if the officer obtains a certificate under the statute. Rule of Court Rule of Court, Rule 10. This consent form, which may be signed at any time, must be executed by an officer who is qualified to use the license and must bear the officer’s signature and the officer’s name and the officer’s certificate number.  Rule of Court Rule of Court, Rule 10. The officer must also obtain the applicant’s “identification information” including the applicant’s photograph, date of birth, address, and driver’s license number.  Rule of Court Rule of Court, Rule 10.
IBM CIO’s Failure to Respond to Employee Complaints on iNotes and Verse
A banner has gone up on w3 since then pointing people to a Slack channel for updates on the situation, and IBM CIO has posted a note to employees addressing the issues. Currently, the w3 status page returns an error message. Thousands of employees, we hear, have been ignoring the poor performance of iNotes on desktop devices and Verse on the web and on mobile devices (which hasn’t been getting great reviews). Initially, the company tried to resolve complaints through Help Desk Chat but the queue ballooned so much that employees gave up.
The IBM CIO is a little known fact that only few people are aware of. The most recent revelation is that IBM decided it does not care that employees are dissatisfied with their iNotes and iWeb email. IBM claims that these employees are angry with how the company handles iNotes and iWeb and this anger leads to the failure of the iNotes and iWeb servers. IBM claims that they are not going to respond to these employee complaints. IBM claims that these employees are simply being irrational.
IBM is not the only company out there that fails to take the complaints about email services seriously. There are many other people that are still not getting any help or action from the company.
As we were saying just yesterday – It is important to have an open and honest conversation about this issue. There are many other companies that can be held accountable for the failure of their email servers to properly handle the iNotes and iWeb services.
Many, many people still don’t have email at all – even though it’s easy to have one. Many people simply cannot even get their email through the iNotes and iWeb services. This is because IBM is not allowing them any help at all.
It’s not just the iNotes services, it is an issue with Verse as well. IBM is not allowing the people that use Verse to have contact with their own company. The people that use Verse are really struggling. They have no email at all and their company still isn’t responding to their concern still isn’t responding to their concerns. This is what we are talking about here.
These are very bad people that are obviously frustrated with how the company handles their issue. There is nothing wrong with being frustrated, we are just talking about how the system is working.
Some of the people that are complaining about their email service are probably frustrated with the lack of support for their own company. All of these complaints should have gone to their direct manager. Even if they didn’t complain, then why should anyone be surprised that they are frustrated that some support has not been forthcoming.
No one really knows why these complaints are still being ignored. We can safely assume it’s because of the nature of the system they are using.
The Fate of the Volcker Fed
“Biden is more pro-union, more pro-redistribution, more pro-social welfare state, more pro-government spending in an unimpeded way than anyone we’ve had since LBJ,” said President Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He was referring to former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, whose Great Society programs in the 1960s expanded health care and reduced povert Lyndon Baines Johnson, whose Great Society programs in the 1960s expanded health care and reduced poverty. Under Powell, the Fed also underwent a regime change. The focus on the cap on inflation is gone, the foundation of the Volcker Fed. Now the emphasis is on avoiding the deflation that has bedeviled Japan for decades.
When a central bank prints money when the printing presses do not run.
The current edition of the Wall Street Journal just had a front page article which I thought we could give a short primer on. It goes like this:.
“We’d be hard pressed to name a central bank that is not addicted to this central bank’s monopoly,” said Michael J. Hiltons, an expert in banking at the University of Texas at Austin. “There is a tendency in the Fed today, particularly in the short run, to be focused on a single issue.
The article, as well as two others by this same author, is published every day in the WSJ. They are all basically one side of the same coin and I am certain anyone who reads them will be highly concerned about the future of the Fed.
What is going on exactly with the Fed?.
When a central bank prints money, it does not have to ask anyone permission. That is the nature of central banks, even now.
The central bank never really holds any real power, at least in the short term, except in the face of inflation. In the long run, the power of the central bank is the willingness of the Fed to keep raising interest rates and keep the fed money circulating. The Fed is always a threat to inflation because it will try to raise the interest rates, eventually causing it to become much more difficult to print money.
The Fed will never stop printing money unless it has to, as in printing a lot and keeping the money at the Fed.
The Fed will only act irrationally, as it is always a part of an irrational mania of inflation. This would only be true had the Fed not had a monopoly in printing the money.
The Fed has no real power and will never act irrationally.
The Fed has no power or influence to raise interest rates, even though that is its function. So the Fed cannot be punished irrationally by printing money.
Do we need central banks?.
I have heard a lot of the so-called “New Keynesian” folks try to explain the Federal Reserve. There seem to be two broad schools of thought:.
Those who believe a central bank is necessary to prevent economic chaos.