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The United States fought hard for a constitutional democracy, but came short by initially limiting the vote to white men. It’s been the voting since then that has resulted in a broader section of the population having the right to vote. Exercise that right. You may not like any of the candidates, but you should […]

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What Compliance Officers Really Do

It’s an old meme, but it made me laugh.

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Evacuation Day and Compliance

March 17 is more known for that other holiday where everything is green. You night not be celebrating today if it were not for the events of 1776. In 1776, British forces had occupied Boston for years. The local militia and Continental army had been harassing the British soldiers, leaving them isolated on the small […]

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Compliance Lessons From My Dog

My dog has taught me a few lessons about compliance. (That’s me and Ghost taking a well-deserved nap.) Start early. We started dog training early to focus on developing good habits at an early stage. (We did lose a few shoes while he was a puppy.) It’s never too late to unlearn bad habits, but […]

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Occupy Boston is Back…..

No, it’s not. “March 1st and March 2nd, NBC Studios will be in Norman B. Leventhal Park to film large crowd scenes for the pilot of their television series “Odyssey”. While filming will only be on the weekends, certain production work will take place during the week. Any set design or props in the Park […]

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Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas – Happy New Year

On behalf of the entire staff of Compliance Building we wish you a very happy holiday season, a merry Christmas, and a compliant new year. Christopher Columbus Park by Igor Motov CC NC BY SA  

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Snow Shoveling and Compliance

A winter storm has been hitting big chunks of the United States over the last few days. For me, in Boston, it’s just a small accumulation. That’s enough to cause a nuisance and snarl the morning commute. For me, one test of compliance is snow shoveling. Did my neighbors shovel their sidewalks so people can […]

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Happy Thanksgivukkah!

So, for the first time since 1888 both Thanksgiving AND Hanukkah fall on the same day. Enjoy some time off with friends and family. I am.

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Sorry folks. The federal government is closed. The moose out front should’ve told you. Not exactly. The Securities and Exchange Commission is still open and operational. The SEC’s current operational plan in the event of an SEC shutdown is available here (pdf). It’s not clear from reading this what will be operational and what is […]

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September 11

The September 11 attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. The victims included 246 on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City in the World Trade Center towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Nearly all of the victims were civilians. 55 military […]

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