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Ohio Officials Implement Statewide Face Recognition Program Without A Whiff Of Public Debate

"The AG, Mike DeWine, didn’t bother informing the public about the plan to use the drivers’ license database as a face recognition fishing pond because, he told the newspaper, 26 other states already do the same thing. That’s probably news to people in those 26 states, although there has been some national reporting on the issue."

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Very important issue, the

Very important issue, the implementation of something that affects the public, and the public permission let alone foreknowledge a non requirement, and they scratch their heads and wonder why "everyone" seems to mistrust them

Ohio: The Buckeye State ~ Keeping an eye on you w/ your buck.

Ohio: "The Buckeye State", nicknamed after the many buckeye trees that once covered its hills and dales. The buckeye tree seed looks like a buck eye.

Go back to the feverish presidential campaign of 1840 perspective.
William Henry Harrison, a Virginia-born Ohioan, ran for President. His opponents slurred that living in a log cabin, drinking hard cider did not prepare one for the presidency. Harrison's supporters, decided to turn into a negative into a positive reference. They created a campaign emblem a log cabin made of buckeye timbers, with a long string of buckeyes decorating its walls. Furthermore, in parades, his backers walked with buckeye canes and rolled whisky barrels.

The campaign gimmicks were successful. "Old Tippecanoe," as Harrison was often called, beat President Martin Van Buren in the latter's bid for re-election, and thereafter the buckeye was closely associated with the state of Ohio.

The name itself is of native origin. Because the markings on the nut resembled the eye of a buck, the Indians called it "hetuck" or "buckeye."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul