"To prevent the showing of "obscene or patently offensive movies" in vehicles if the content could be viewed outside of the vehicle."
I gather Tim is okay with a 5 and a 7 year old seeing Debbie give a blowjob while getting anal sex. Yep I'm in the back seat with my grandchildren and we are at a long light and they ask me what the lady on the tv's in the car next to us is doing and what is being done to her. I don't care what you watch in the privacy of your home or out of the sight of my grandchildren. However I don't think I should have to explain anal sex and blowjob's to my grandchildren. There needs to be some sort of restraint.
Yes years ago court document keeping cost time and money. However with all the documents now in digital format the cost to allow the public access is negligible. Of course I realize that our court system never met a common sense idea until decades after the fact.
With a few exceptions for very special cases All court proceedings should be on video and all video and documents should be available to the public. Courts are where the rubber of the law meets the road of the citizen and shows how we are truly restrained by how laws are applied and especially how the exact same law is applied differently in different jurisdictions.
If you want to make significant changes in America start with opening our courts to the sunshine of public scrutiny.
Unfortunately for the 9th circuit the standard is not whether anyone has been harmed. The court has been intellectually dishonest because anytime a travel ban is imposed by the executive branch there will always be people who are harmed by the travel restriction. The court is therefore substituting its own authority in place of the executive branch to make decisions about whether non-citizens can travel from certain countries to the US. The court does not have access to the intelligence to know whether that is in the best interests of the US. That discretion to restrict travel from various parts of the world to the US is at the sole discretion of the Executive branch. I am quite sure that the US Supreme court will over-rule the 9th circuit as the US Supreme Court doesn't want to micromanage immigration to the US. Be aware that if the Courts take away this administration's ability to control immigration this administration will dump it into the courts hands and make them responsible for any terrorist acts that happen.
We may never find out, but what if the intelligence services had wind of a plot to do harm and we knew the terrorists were going to come in from one of 2 countries. So to keep from tipping our hand and to just cover a lot more bases the executive branch enacts a TEMPORARY travel ban from the 7 countries named as hotbeds of terrorism by John Kerry and Obama. What if the target had something to do with the super bowl? What I'm suggesting is very possible. It is not unreasonable to suggest that out of an abundance of caution the administration just said screw it, we 'll take a temporary pause on letting people we are not sure about in until we can get better vetting procedures in place.
What I'd like to see is the administration say to the states that sued, "hey if you want to second guess the executive branch's power to control immigration into this country, fine have at it." Henceforth all non-citizens flying into the US from these 7 countries must now fly in via one of four airports only, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and LA. And then I'd let the states make the immigration decisions and withdraw federal immigration officials from those 3 airports. I'd love to see them squirm.
And just for the record the lamestream media has been totally controlled by Steve Bannon again. Steve knew that the immigration order would cause lawsuits from the liberals and he knew this would become the lead story for days of the news cycle obscuring the crying of the liberal senators like Chuck and therefore help get more of the cabinet confirmed. So instead of the lead story being the "bad people" about to be confirmed the lead story is about how the order was upsetting a few thousand people. And now Sessions and DeVos have been confirmed. The liberals and the lamestream media just don't realize how well they are being played by Steve Bannon.
In the end it makes no difference to criminals and cartels which way the Apple/FBI case is ultimately decided. Those that take security seriously have now been told that the FBI doesn't have the ability right now to break certain security. You can bet that even average criminals are now putting encryption and other measures on their phones that are well beyond decryption in any meaningful time frame. Think 100 years under excellent conditions to break most good security routines.
The horses have left the barn, better and even more difficult/secure encryption and security measures are being developed. The race is on to create more unbreakable security. Unbreakable encryption exists and recent events have prompted more people than ever to use it. For the first time in modern civilization we have the ability to create something that is truly private and can only be seen by those that we wish to see/hear it. The Privacy of the individual is NOT going away anytime soon. It took a long time for civilization at large to gain this level of privacy and I for one am not giving it up.
And people will leave behind digital files where the key is unknown and that information will never be retrieved. That's just how it goes. When a phone or digital device is damaged severely enough it becomes unusable and the information is lost. The government will just have to get used to not being able to read most digital devices without the owner's cooperation.
The privacy right of the individual, outweighs and directly counteracts the government's desire to be the omniscient overlord of its subjects/citizens. The FBI and possibly congress can demand to be omniscient overlords however every computer/phone user on this planet already possesses the ability to prevent such an over-reach. Unfortunately for the powers that be, those not in power possess privacy that can't be taken away. People in power around the world are slowly coming to the realization that the balance of power has shifted to the masses and the masses have the ability to expose and overthrow the powerful. The root of this power is encryption and the power of encryption is now in the hands of the masses and the masses will not give it back.
Obviously you not aware of finger-vein technology used in biometrics. If you lopp off the finger it will no longer work as blood must be coursing through the veins for a reading. Finger vein technology is a great biometric we've used for years.
Well we have been using biometrics for the password for the last 6 years with no problems. To enter secure areas or access certain services from the servers you enter your user-id and then your biometric scan must match for that user-id. For further security we have additional questions such as what was the color of the wall paper of your first apartment or other really obscure questions.
We feel strongly about the biometric we use because it has no law enforcement value and would be extremely hard to forge because the biometric is the vein pattern of a finger tip. The pattern is different finger to finger so you can use one finger for work and another for personal. Cutting off someone's finger will not work as blood must be coursing through the veins. We even read blood pressure and oxygen content letting our employees know if they may need to see a doctor.
The point is that to eliminate fraud and to protect certain assets I need to be sure you are who you say you are and finger-vein technology is one of the best biometric passwords you can use. So I totally disagree with you and I say you are very wrong!!!!!!
We have been using finger vein pattern readers for 3 years now and we are quite satisfied. We've had no false positives or incorrect rejections. As a biometric it would be very hard to duplicate the veins with a warm liquid coursing through them. You'd have to have one very expensive piece of equipment to duplicate someone's pattern of veins in the last half an inch of a digit. The user has to enter their user-id and then the pattern has to match and only a live finger tip will work. The user can change their user-id at any time and can change which finger they are using and each finger is in fact different. The great thing is that your finger vein pattern has absolutely no law enforcement value as no one has ever left their finger vein pattern at any crime scene.
Just thinking out-loud, why can't someone develop an application that is constantly looking at cell-towers in you're normal area and deciding which ones are the normal ones. Then with this information it should be easy to know when a sting ray is in use locally and display a warning on the cell phone and completely disconnect from the cell network while monitoring for the continued presence of the sting ray. It wouldn't take that long to identify known strengths and directions of known cell towers to determine that there is a sting ray present.
If the use of sting rays were known and suddenly half of the cell phones is area being serviced by a sting ray went dark, we could render them useless against all but the dumbest criminals.
Why wait for congress or the courts, let's just make the technology useless.
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