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  • Heavy Hand of Government Poised to Strike Again

    09/22/2015 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Mad Marc · 30 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 9/22/2015 | Diogenes
    To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, citizens in a number of U.S. states will now be forced to obtain a passport if they want to board an airplane....Even for domestic flights. Starting in 2016, travelers from five U.S. states - Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Wisconsin will not be able to use their driver’s licenses as ID to board domestic flights. The website of Department of Homeland Security explains fives states are “noncompliant jurisdictions” meaning that to board an aircraft, you will need a passport.  That's a pretty major development considering a majority of Americans don’t...
  • The Granola Gestapo

    03/19/2015 1:50:21 PM PDT · by shibumi · 60 replies
    Shibumi's Brain | 3/19/2015 | FreeRepublic Original Content
    They've been taking it from us by inches for decades. Now we find ourselves being sold into slavery while hiking. Permit me a flashback. Once upon a time I, along with a host of other young ambitious suit and tie types made the most of travel as a tool of the trade. Marketing involved a lot more personal selling back then and it was best done face to face. Perhaps just as important as product, pricing and promotions was the ease of personal mobility. And more than just an economic tool it was our God given right of personal association...
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ

    06/09/2013 5:49:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 05:27 EST, 9 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 EST, 9 June 2013 | By Mark Duell, Ian Drury and Tamara Cohen
    Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ trawled through private information Spy chiefs may have been operating a secret ‘snoopers’ charter’ to track people’s internet use in the UK, a senior Government minister has admitted. Business Secretary Vince Cable made the claim after it emerged GCHQ trawled through private information, including emails, photographs and social networking pages, harvested by a secret U.S. surveillance programme. Critics accused agents at the listening post of attempting to bypass British law by sending requests for intercepts to American authorities – a claim denounced as ‘fanciful nonsense’...
  • FHP Announces Daytime Driver License, Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints

    02/07/2013 8:57:12 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04 FEB 2013 | Meredyth Censullo
    TAMPA BAY - The Florida Highway Patrol Troop C (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties) has announced the roads it plans to target with driver license and/or vehicle inspection checkpoints in February. FHP says the checkpoints will be conducted during daytime hours, and generally cause delays of five minutes or less. Scroll down for a list of all affected roads.
  • Furor Grows Over Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law

    04/26/2010 9:35:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 110 replies · 2,895+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | April 26, 2010 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    he furor over Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state, and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge. Activists are planning a challenge of their own, hoping to block the law from taking effect by arguing that it encroaches on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration and violates people's constitutional rights by giving police too much power. The measure — set to take effect in late July or early August — would make it...
  • The Arizona Uproar

    04/27/2010 3:19:35 AM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies · 431+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-27-10 | Leo W. Banks
    Listening to the national uproar, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Arizona has marched into the civil rights apocalypse with its new state law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Here's an important bit of context: This isn't your father's illegal immigration, when polite farm workers offered to do chores in return for some water and a sandwich as they walked north. Today, the drug cartels have taken over the people-smuggling business. They own the trails into the country and dominate the land, the same way urban gangs control neighborhoods
  • Phoenix Mayor: Arizona Immigration Law Puts Seniors, Kids At Risk Of Being Arrested

    04/25/2010 3:28:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 289 replies · 5,071+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | April 25, 2010 | Biggirl
    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon says seniors, kids and out-of-staters should be wary of the Arizona immigration bill signed into law this past week -- warning that it puts them at risk of being arrested. The law makes illegal immigration a state crime. It gives police the authority to question people about their immigration status and arrest those who cannot show documentation to establish their legal residency.
  • Tancredo Says Arizona Law Goes Too Far

    04/26/2010 12:20:27 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 202 replies · 3,503+ views
    April 26, 2010 Tancredo Says Arizona Law Goes Too Far Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), who crusaded for tough anti-immigration measures while in Congress, told KDVR-TV that while he supported the new immigration law in Arizona he thought it went too far. Said Tancredo: "I do not want people here, there in Arizona, pulled over because you look like should be pulled over."
  • Democrat: Arizona law like 'Nazi Germany'

    04/26/2010 4:48:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies · 939+ views
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2010 | KASIE HUNT
    A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on way to becoming a police state and its new immigration law is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. It is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II when they had to have their papers with them at all times and were subject to routine inspections at the suspicion of being Jewish, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo), who is Jewish, told POLITICO. I fear that Arizona is headed for a police state and it really underscores the need for immigration reform at the federal level to fix our system,...
  • Lawmaker wants to bring Arizona immigration law to Utah

    04/26/2010 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 910+ views
    sltrib.com ^ | April 26, 2010 | Sheena McFarland
    As protests in Arizona over an anti-immigration law heat up, one conservative Utah lawmaker wants to bring the law to this state, and says he has the support to do it. Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, is drafting a bill that would require immigrants to carry proof of status and require law enforcement officers to question anyone they believe is in the country without documentation. The bill also would target employers who hire or transport undocumented immigrants as a preventive measure against the swell of undocumented immigrants he predicts would come to Utah from Arizona once the law there takes effect....
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Likens New AZ Law to Nazi "Guards" Demanding "Show Me Your Papers" - Video

    04/26/2010 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 71 replies · 1,211+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Morning Joe today, where Joe Scarborough actually likened the new Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law to Nazi "Guards" demanding, "show me your papers." Scarborough said that even he - as an anti-amnesty person - "is offended by this," and said it will be a "nightmare for Republicans" in 2012 if they are identified, as Chuck Todd described it as, "the Party of 'Show me your papers.'" This analysis is beyond over the top. The Arizona law is essentially what the Federal Law already is, but it is not being enforced. To equate what Arizona is doing to...
  • Fears of Arizona's Immigration Law Are Bogus

    04/26/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 30 replies · 1,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    When Arizona's new law was signed on Friday, Hispanics demonstrated outside the state capitol in Phoenix, fearful of what it would mean for them. "If a cop sees them and they look Mexican, he's going to stop me," a 18-year-old Hispanic told the Associated Press. "What if people are U.S. citizens? They're going to be asking them if they have papers because of the color of their skin." The young man claimed that he was that even though he was a U.S. citizen he risked being arrested and put in jail. Other news stories discuss Hispanics believing that they will...
  • Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status

    04/26/2010 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 170 replies · 3,462+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/26/10 | Staff
    Advertisement Quantcast Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law into effect that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans support the law along with 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democratic voters are evenly divided on the measure. At the same time, however, 58% of all voters are at least somewhat concerned that “efforts to identify and...
  • TSA Joins NYPD in Subway Baggage Screening

    04/23/2010 2:52:27 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 445+ views
    DNA info ^ | 21 April 2010 | Jill Colvin
    The TSA began searching subway passengers' bags Wednesday morning as part of a new partnership with the NYPD. MIDTOWN WEST — Straphangers on their way to and from work Wednesday were surprised to see Transportation Security Administration officials, who usually screen luggage in airports, checking bags at local subway stations. The TSA launched a pilot partnership with the NYPD Wednesday morning to enhance security on city trains, a spokeswoman for the TSA said. About a dozen stations are covered daily, according to the NYPD. "While there is no specific threat to mass transit in the United States at this time,...
  • ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

    03/09/2010 2:53:08 AM PST · by raybbr · 72 replies · 427+ views
    WallStreetJournal.com ^ | 3-9-2010 | Laura Meckler
    Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain. Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker. The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past....
  • Surveillance cams help fight crime, city says [Obamaland Alert]

    02/20/2009 8:48:30 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 10 replies · 449+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 19 Feb 2009 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Daley has argued that security and terrorism won’t be an issue if his Olympic dreams come true because, by 2016, there will be a surveillance camera on every street corner in Chicago. But even before that blanket coverage begins, the "Big Brother" network is being put to better use. Call takers and dispatchers now see real-time video if there is a surveillance cameras within 150 feet of a 911 call, thanks to a $6 million upgrade to the city’s “computer-aided dispatch” system. When live video appears, call takers can pan, tilt and zoom those cameras to get the best...
  • UK: Mobile fingerprint scanners plan (handheld units to be issued to every police force in the UK)

    10/27/2008 6:41:16 AM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Mobile fingerprint scanners plan 27.10.08   Police will be able to check the identities of people in the street using mobile fingerprint scanners.The hand-held devices, no bigger than a BlackBerry smartphone, are being issued to every police force in the UK under a scheme called Mobile Identification At Scene (Midas), according to The Guardian.They will enable officers to scan suspects' fingerprints on the spot and compare them against records on the police national biometric database, Ident1.It is claimed the scanners will save police time and cut the number of wrongful arrests.Currently, officers have to take suspects to custody suites...
  • Johnson County [KS] sheriff is testing fingerprint machine

    09/24/2008 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Huntress · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/25/08 | Joe Lambe
    Johnson County deputies have acquired a new crimefighting tool: a device that quickly tells them —right during a traffic stop — whether someone is lying about who they are. The sheriff’s department is among the first agencies in Kansas and the metropolitan area to test a portable machine that identifies fingerprints in the field, deputies said. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation recently gave five units to the department for testing, said sheriff’s spokesman Tom Erickson.
  • Report: 1 in 10 Hispanics asked about immigration status

    09/21/2008 4:38:07 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 33 replies · 274+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 19, 2008 | Dianne Solis
    Nearly one in 10 Hispanics in the U.S. reported that in the last year police or other authorities have stopped them and asked them about their immigration status, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released Thursday. The finding comes amid the biggest crackdown in decades against illegal immigration – one especially evident in Texas, the No. 2 destination for such migrants. Municipal police in several suburbs of Dallas, including Irving and Carrollton, have stepped up cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Nationally, deportations or removals of Mexicans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans from the interior of the United States have doubled...