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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/14/2017 1:05:29 AM
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Re: I'm a technician, not a politician
Good points, Joe.. 

However, I suppose if Judges were a bit more physcially fit and trained for law enforcement... they're technically officers of the law, too? Just not quite as capable as the national guard or regular law enforcement officers for dealing with "bad hombres" and their ilk.

http://www.courts.maine.gov/maine_courts/admin/marshals/authority.html

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DHagar
DHagar
2/13/2017 3:58:27 PM
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Re: I'm a technician, not a politician
@Joe Stanganelli, great technical points of law - thank you!  Very informative!  That makes sense - just as we know Congress puts legislation into action through appropriations, remembering the critical role of the executive branch is most important to making those laws "real".

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/12/2017 7:14:40 AM
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Re: I'm a technician, not a politician
@DHagar: But, of course, remember that the judicial branch is but one of three branches in the three-way checks-and-balances system (along with the legislative branch and the executive branch).

The judicial branch can make all the rulings it wants -- but it necessary relies upon the executive branch to enforce those rulings.

A great example of this was what happened after the decision in Brown v. Board of Education.  President Eisenhower directed the National Guard to help enforce the Court's decision in that case, so that children of color could safely attend schools that had been designated as "white".

I still remember my Constitutional Law professor being quite clear on this point back when I was in law school: Eisenhower didn't have to take that step, being under no compulsion to do that.  Ditto for the National Guard in the absence of an order from Eisenhower.

And without the National Guard?  There may have been arrests here and there, but, from a practical -- not legal -- standpoint, the angry racist mobs could have won the day had Eisenhower not played hardball to ensure that the holding of the Court was adhered to.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/12/2017 7:05:44 AM
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Re: I'm a technician, not a politician
@maryam: Look for the FCC under Ajit Pai's leadership to focus on these issues more.  Pai has been very vocal about expanding connectivity to rural areas ever since his nomination hearing years ago, fueled by his own life experiences (Pai is from Kansas).  Moreover, we've already seen some announcements related to rural broadband expansion in upstate New York from the FCC this year, and this could translate into Smart Cities tech in less urban, more removed areas.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/11/2017 7:56:55 AM
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Re: I'm a technician, not a politician
> and the movement to reduce regulation will have a positive impact on technoogy. Security is, after all, a major concern in the IoT industry.

How novel -- and a bit refreshing -- to see someone say that.  Typically, regulation is seen as the path to better cybersecurity.  And, to be fair, I think that is the case sometimes.

But other times, it can be disastrous -- such as when cybersecurity vendors were hamstrung in Russia because prevented from speaking with Russian regulators by US order, or in everyday situations when companies think that just because they are check-the-box compliant that they are perfectly secure.

As you and I well know, compliance, data privacy, and data security are all three COMPLETELY different things.  There's a little overlap, but not nearly as much as enterprises think.

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Jeremy
Jeremy
2/10/2017 4:36:30 AM
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@NBM Perhaps a combined approach of self-sufficiency and calling out institutions that make selfish and/or misguided decisions is the best approach moving forward ;) 

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DHagar
DHagar
2/8/2017 4:23:36 PM
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@NBM - thank you for that great reminder!  I totally agree!  We are built on the strength of our people - that is what makes us different.  We have all the power we need!

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NBM
NBM
2/8/2017 1:55:22 PM
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The sky is falling! The sky is falling!  Right?!  We are going to make it thru this people...  Find your happy place, put your big boy and big girl pants on, and quit being a Negative Nancy...  There has never been a better time for you to go out and make something of yourself!

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NBM
NBM
2/8/2017 1:49:58 PM
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America will be fine!  If anything, ingenuity and stubborness will carry us forward thru the next four years IN SPITE of Trump's presidency.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/1/2017 10:24:34 PM
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Re: Security
@ms.akkineni, true.  That IS government to many people.

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