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New Jersey Bans Smiling in Driverís License Photos
ABC News ^ | Sep 20, 2012 4:01pm | Colleen Curry

Posted on 09/20/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has cracked down on drivers smiling in their driver’s license photos because their smiles could interfere with new facial recognition software.

New Jersey resident Velvet McNeil told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday that when she went to get her license at her local New Jersey motor vehicle center, she was told she could not smile for her photo. Shocked, McNeil said she walked out of the center. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: beseeingyou; bigbrother; biometrics; driverslicense; drivinglicense; nannystate; napl
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1 posted on 09/20/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How about fist pumping?


2 posted on 09/20/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Olog-hai

Facial recognition software that is not robust enough to handle smiling? Sounds like a shovel-ready-purchase for our free-spending liberal government.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 6:37:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

Tar & Feathers.

Or, lampposts.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:11 PM PDT by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Facial recognition software? Wonder if it will recognize me if I eat extra salty food for a week before I get my license renewed next time. Face should be nice and puffy!


6 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:27 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

That’s because modern cameras don’t handle well the shadow of your smile!


7 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Olog-hai
But the heat came round and busted me
For smilin on a cloudy day

-- Grateful Dead

8 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s to smile about in Jersey?


9 posted on 09/20/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Olog-hai
Here's my driver's license photo:


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Coffey said that residents are also asked to remove glasses and head wear, unless it is for religious reasons...”

Might be worth “choosing” to be female...a muslim female...for a day...just so I can wear a burqa while visiting the license bureau.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:42:44 PM PDT by moovova
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To: x1stcav

I’d vote for the lampposts.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:21 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: Olog-hai

13 posted on 09/20/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai

Indiana has had the rule in effect for some time. Facial recognition software can readily pick out those who would seek drivers licenses in several locations. Jose Gonzales in Indianapolis, pedro arriba in south bend etc....it works fine and several have already been apprehended. These ID’s are used to vote and used for various nefarious activities....


14 posted on 09/20/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Postman

Well, we won’t exactly give them a choice, will we?


15 posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:40 PM PDT by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Contortion of one’s face for a join-the-collective driver’s license?

This is tyranny folks. Along with so many other examples, we’re looking at despotism and tyranny right in the face.

Close to the lines in “Bananas” where the leader puts out an edict that all citizens must wear their underwear inside-out. And they have to wear said underwear on the outside... so authorities can check.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Mr. Silverback; Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...
They don't want to harsh the buzz for Two Minutes Of Hate.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: terycarl

Yep.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Olog-hai
Acceptable in Noo Joyzee!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Olog-hai

How about mooning? ;-)


20 posted on 09/20/2012 6:56:54 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Olog-hai

If you are a moslem woman, how can they tell if you are smiling?


21 posted on 09/20/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Olog-hai

I don,t blame her for walking out, but come to think of it what is there to smile about when you have to pose for one of your pigs.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Olog-hai

No smile in passport photo either:

Passport Photo Requirements

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With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
...

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html


23 posted on 09/20/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t smile in Virginia either and haven’t been able to since they put in the new driver’s licenses after 9/11. What happen? A reporter go and get a new driver’s license finally?


24 posted on 09/20/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: Olog-hai

I guess it has to be mugshot quality.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Average Al
How about mooning? ;-)

Vertical smiles tend to be eschewed by the process.

26 posted on 09/20/2012 7:14:14 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: Jyotishi

I must have missed that line in the requirements. I’m grinning from ear to ear in my passport photo.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 7:14:24 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

If your face is a butt I reckon they’ll be forced to deal with it.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: Olog-hai

When we lived in Colombia we were not supposed to have a smile for the official ID. The photographer got really mad when we kept smiling, and in the end our pictures were the worst I’ve ever seen. We were happy to be back here where we could smile. I tremble for our future.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 7:17:44 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: rabidralph

Goes to show that smilers are winners!


30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:18:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been to Jersey..

and that prohibition is simply unnecessary....


31 posted on 09/20/2012 7:19:35 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine always look like felony mugshots anyway.

The worst was the year I stopped cutting my bangs short and had a widow’s peak so obvious I put Dracula to shame.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Olog-hai

When the Republic collapses and is reset, the Northeast states need not apply.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 7:25:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Olog-hai

What does anyone stuck in New Jersey have to smile about anyway?


34 posted on 09/20/2012 7:26:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

It’s frickin’ Joisy. G’wan gitouttahere!


35 posted on 09/20/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Pollster1; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen
Facial recognition software that is not robust enough to handle smiling?

Just smile everywhere you go and Big Brother will never know who you are!


36 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Cute!


37 posted on 09/20/2012 7:38:08 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: terycarl; Shermy
Facial recognition software can readily pick out those who would seek drivers licenses in several locations... These ID’s are used to vote and used for various nefarious activities.

These IDs are regularly sold within the DPS offices by corrupt employees. The fox is in the henhouse. Don't tell me not to smile because state employees are crooks and can't be trusted.

38 posted on 09/20/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Revolting cat!
Acceptable in Noo Joyzee!

This one's no good? They need the facial recognishun softwear I use...

Be alert, the world needs more lerts.

39 posted on 09/20/2012 7:42:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Pharmboy

Stuff napkins in your cheeks before the photo op. The DMV folks don’t know you.


40 posted on 09/20/2012 7:55:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A hijab is still OK, right?


41 posted on 09/20/2012 7:57:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Olog-hai

What is there to smile about in New Jersey, anyway?
I spent the first 33 years of my life there, and left in 1988. I gave not been back since.

Too much of:
“Get outa my way
I’m in your face
Da world is my doormat
If you don’t like it, it’s you who has a ****ing attitude problem”.

Now in Texas, and Texas is civilized.


42 posted on 09/20/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Olog-hai
Next year when my license must be renewed!


43 posted on 09/20/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Just to nitpick...Einstein never learned to drive a car, so he'd have no need for a driver's license.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 8:01:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Olog-hai

But flashing gang signals is perfectly legal...


45 posted on 09/20/2012 8:13:23 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Salamander

I hear ya. My most recent DL photo makes me look like al-Qaeda kicked me out for being too mean.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Apropos of nothing, Einstein and Godel lived in New Jersey when they were at the Institute for Advanced Studies.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Of course. Some animals are more equal than others.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 8:32:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

A hijab is still OK, right?
Apparently so.
(NJ MVC spokeswoman Elyse) Coffey said that residents are also asked to remove glasses and head wear, unless it is for religious reasons, as well as to keep their eyes open in order for the database to operate properly.

49 posted on 09/20/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
What about facial hair?

-PJ

50 posted on 09/20/2012 8:57:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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