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  • vanity - need help identifying song

    04/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 23 replies
    been looking for days on various song lyric finders, can't find it, so i am asking here. i have q sog i would like to find. i know the first verse. it is probably by a russian group. sounds like traditional song but sung by a rock group. in soviet russia, there is no bread in soviet russia, my masha said "the k, g b, is watching me"useful. in soviet russia, you wind up dead any help identifying the song and/or band would be useful.
  • 21st century bird watching: Drone guide

    12/24/2013 5:34:42 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 December 2013 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    These days drones are used for everything from farming to surveying remote regions to waging war. So it makes sense that one Dutch designer has penned the Drone Survival Guide, which like bird watching charts, shows the various shapes and sizes of flying objects by their silhouettes... Dutch designer Ruben Pater has penned the Drone Survival Guide, which like bird watching charts, shows the various shapes and sizes of flying objects by their silhouettes The majority of the drones selected for the chart are from NATO member countries, including the UK, France, Germany, U.S. and Canada... The RAF's Reaper unmanned...
  • Supreme Court leaves door open to Arizona requiring additional proof of citizenship – Wait, what?

    06/18/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 6-18-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures Most of what you have heard in the media about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona is incomplete to the point of misleading. It is true that the Court held that Arizona’s Proposition 200 (passed in 2004) requiring documentary proof of citizenship was invalid as contrary to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requirement that states “accept and use” the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voter registration form which merely requires that a registrant affirm citizenship. But, this ruling essentially was...
  • Is This the Hat Worn by Boston Bombing Suspect #1?

    04/18/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 41 replies
    Motherjones.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | MoJo News Team
    One of the suspects' hats may be this Bridgestone Golf hat:
  • Jeff Davis: Debunking Mark Ritchie's voter ID claims

    09/27/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/26/12 | Jeff Davis
    Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was a vocal opponent of the Voter ID bill throughout the legislative session. But once the Legislature passed the Voter ID amendment and put it on the ballot, he had an obligation to cease his resistance to the measure. As our chief elections official, Ritchie will be responsible for tallying the ballots on the Voter ID amendment this November. His continued advocacy against Voter ID undermines the credibility of his office. Ritchie has gone beyond simply campaigning against Voter ID. He is now actively seeking to dupe voters into voting against Voter ID using false...
  • Partisan Trends: Number of Republicans in America Reaches Record High

    09/23/2012 5:59:38 PM PDT · by rightcoast · 3 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 1, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August. During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002. The previous peak for the GOP was 37.3% in September 2004. See History of Party Trends.
  • Partisan Trends: Number of Republicans in America Reaches Record High

    09/23/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT · by rightcoast · 15 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 1, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August. During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002. The previous peak for the GOP was 37.3% in September 2004. See History of Party Trends.
  • Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt

    08/29/2012 6:30:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt By Joshua Rhett Miller Published August 28, 2012 | FoxNews.com Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will...
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | doug belden
    Two proposed constitutional amendments will be presented to voters on November's ballot in the way the Legislature intended, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, Aug. 27. Both decisions were victories for conservatives. The Republican-controlled Legislature pushed both proposed amendments through over opposition from Democrats including Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton last year vetoed a bill to require photo ID, but has no power to block constitutional amendments that are sent directly to voters.
  • New InTrade Identification Requirements

    08/13/2012 11:03:21 AM PDT · by catnipman · 9 replies
    intrade ^ | 8/12/2012 | intrade
    Changes have been made to the money laundering regulations in Ireland under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act of 2010. Intrade is now legally obligated to know more about our customers and to comply with the customer due diligence requirements set out in the Act we require all current and future Intrade customers to provide the following: Proof of identity in the form of passport or drivers license (must include photo) Two proofs of address in the form of utility bills, bank statements, recent tax or insurance statements or certificates etc. (must show your residential address, not...
  • Thousands of 2012 votes may be blocked (barf alert)

    07/09/2012 4:56:15 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-9-12 | AP/mike baker
    When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport. The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected -- news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter. Edward Weidenbener,...
  • (vanity question) Signature the only proof you need when you vote?

    12/04/2011 2:37:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    In your city/ state , is your compared signature the only identification you need? When you arrive to vote, is your signature on a voting Authority then compared to a copy of your valid signature currently on file in the election board members signature book? If "today's" signature is considered properly similar by the board workers , you may then sign in the spot adjacent to the copy of your signature. And then you proceed to vote.
  • Officials explain photo ID for voters (in TN)

    09/03/2011 7:40:30 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 3, 2011 | Ansley Haman
    The Hamilton County Election Commission and state officials are attempting to clarify the new photo voter ID requirements. Election Commission Administrator Charlotte Mullis-Morgan said her office has received dozens of calls in recent weeks about acceptable forms of ID and how voters can get one if they don't already have one. Mullis-Morgan also has been working with state officials to make the process smoother at the election commission and reduce wait times at local driver safety centers, she said. "People just go in and take a ticket," Mullis-Morgan said. "They don't have to wait three or four hours, the normal...
  • 1,700 counterfeit driver's licenses seized at O'Hare (shipped from China)

    04/14/2011 10:36:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2011 | Staff
    Customs agents at O'Hare International Airport have seized more than 1,700 "high quality" counterfeit driver's licenses that have been shipped from China this year. The licenses were for the states of Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Most of them were addressed to college students and were apparently ordered online. "Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are conducting investigations regarding some of the intended recipients," Customs officials said. “Our greatest concern is the ease at which these high quality fakes can be ordered over the Internet." In some...
  • Patient Safety in the Palm of Your Hand (231 Maria Garcia's w/ same date of birth in Harris County)

    04/08/2011 3:17:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    ....“This is another safeguard to ensure that we are providing the proper care to the correct person and that the person receiving the care is the correct person,” says Dr. Robert Trenschel, senior vice president and administrator, Ambulatory Care Services, Harris County Hospital District. To illustrate the need to positively identify patients and ensure that each has their corresponding electronic medical records, consider these facts: * Number of patients in the Harris County Hospital District’s database: 3,428,925 * Number of times when two or more patients share the same last and first names: 249,213 * Number of times when five...
  • Key ID theft suspect at large

    03/23/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-11 | John Welbes
    Oladipo Sowunmi Coker is a key suspect in a $10 million national identity theft ring that prosecutors say set up shop in the Twin Cities over the past few years. And it appears he's the one who successfully fled the country. Coker, 29, lived in Woodbury for at least part of the time he allegedly trafficked thousands of identification documents. He was on hand when more than $160,000 was withdrawn from bank accounts in Minnesota and Wisconsin — but always in increments of less than $10,000, according to documents in support of a search warrant that were filed recently in...
  • Numbers: Why You Can't Count on Them (Various Religious adherents - Lds & Otherwise - Open)

    01/11/2011 9:53:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Whoever said “Numbers never lie” was not a religion reporter. Beware of confidently using specific numbers about religious identification or belief. Here’s why. The U.S. Census, the usual standard for counting people and their characteristics, does not ask people their religious affiliation. There is no single religion survey that is considered to be the most reliable (see Page 27). The results differ depending on what options are offered, how people are contacted, how many people are surveyed and other factors. Numbers can vary widely, and many faith groups are so small that they rarely show up on surveys in proportion...
  • Calif. City's ID Card Doubles As Debit Card (Oakland municipal identification card)

    11/27/2010 4:36:32 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 15 replies
    WSVM ^ | 11/26/2010 | WSVM
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A Northern California city is moving forward with plans for a municipal identification card that is being touted as the first in the nation that would double as a full-fledged debit card. The Oakland City Council this month awarded a contract to issue the cards. The goal is to help any city residents, including illegal immigrants, who may have difficulty obtaining a state-issued ID.
  • DULLES CBP ARRESTS ALLEGED BOLIVIAN IMPOSTOR WITH PUERTO RICO BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    05/15/2010 1:32:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 975+ views
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: Sterling, Va., - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Bolivian man at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Thursday on allegations that he was an impostor pretending to be a U.S. citizen. Officers arrested Juan Condori Sejas, 51, after he attempted to use a Puerto Rico birth certificate and a U.S. Social Security Card to acquire a Customs seal on his Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport employee ID. A Customs seal allows bearers access to restricted security areas. “Customs and Border Protection officers are proficient at detecting fraudulent identity documents and suspected...
  • Incendiary Device Found In Philly Parking Garage Along with Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Books..

    12/30/2009 10:51:51 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 725+ views
    Evil has certainly been unleashed. It's a damn firestorm. It sitnks from the top down ......... the free world has been taken siege. And that muhammadan in the White House denands we respect this evil. Molotov Cocktail Found In Downtown Parking Garage CBS3 News hat tip MikeThe discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a parking garagelocated at Callowhill and N. 16th Streets.Philadelphia Police are investigating the discovery of a Molotov cocktail along with anti-Israeli books inside a Center City parking garage. The discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a garage located at Callowhill and...
  • The UIN - Unique Identification Number

    11/14/2009 12:43:46 PM PST · by Sharondownunderinnz · 28 replies · 1,363+ views
    World UIN homepage ^ | Christine Hobson
    The UIN - Unique Identification Number Finally, after a year of headlines we are beginning to see the clear picture at hand when it comes to Nandan Nilekani's vision for issuing every Indian a UIN, Unique Identification Number. At first glance it would have been thought is was nothing much, possibly a variation on the US's Social Security Number. At closer inspection however, you can see many layers that one would not have imagined. Nandan Nilekani co-founded Infosys, one of India's leading information technology companies, back in 1981. After serving as its president and then CEO, he's now joined the...
  • UPDATE 1-VeriChip shares jump after H1N1 patent license win...

    09/24/2009 9:38:23 AM PDT · by TaraP · 27 replies · 1,311+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 23rd, 2009
    Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shares of VeriChip Corp (CHIP.O) tripled after the company said it had been granted an exclusive license to two patents, which will help it to develop implantable virus detection systems in humans. The patents, held by VeriChip partner Receptors LLC, relate to biosensors that can detect the H1N1 and other viruses, and biological threats such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, VeriChip said in a statement. The technology will combine with VeriChip's implantable radio frequency identification devices to develop virus triage detection systems. The triage system will provide multiple levels of identification -- the first will identify the...
  • You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID

    08/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 92 replies · 2,574+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 8:49 PM (ET) | WAYNE PARRY
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood. Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood. A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday. "I don't think she was familiar with his...
  • Bob Dylan Detained By Cops Week After Gates, Story Buried Until Now

    08/15/2009 2:01:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,702+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/09 | Noel Sheppard
    Exactly one week after the highly-publicized arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stirred a national discussion on race relations, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was detained by police officers in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood" in Long Branch, New Jersey. Makes one wonder why it took so long for this to get reported, and if news outlets that were convinced Gates's arrest was racially motivated will see the delicious irony in a white rock star being questioned by police just because he was "wandering around the neighborhood." The Associated Press sure didn't (h/t Clarence Page): Rock legend Bob Dylan was...
  • Freeper question: Can one be arrested for not having ID on their person?

    06/26/2009 9:27:13 AM PDT · by clippedwing · 42 replies · 2,255+ views
    A coworker of mine say's that it is illegal to not have valid identification on thier posession. Is this true? Can a person be arrested or cited because they cannot produce identification when asked for by a police officer? Thanks for any insight.
  • Bill Would Require You to Identify Yourself At All Times[TX]

    04/20/2009 7:53:50 AM PDT · by BGHater · 134 replies · 3,607+ views
    WOAI ^ | 16 Apr 2009 | Jim Forsyth
    Any 'peace officer' can demand i.d. any time, doesn't say exactly who qualifies as a 'peace officer.' Papers please!! The Texas Senate has approved a bizarre measure which would require citizens to show some sort of identification to any police officer who demands it, at any time, for any reason, 1200 WOAI news reports. Currently, it is illegal for a person to give a false name to police, but there is no law rewiring a person to provide i.d. at an officer's whim. And State Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) doesn't like the sound of this bill. "We still live...
  • Proof of lawful status now required for Texas driver licenses or identification cards

    03/03/2009 7:19:33 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 102 replies · 2,545+ views
    Texas Department of Public Safety ^ | October 1, 2008 | Texas Department of Public Safety
    Proof of lawful status now required for Texas driver licenses or identification cardsBeginning Oct. 1, the Department of Public Safety will require applicants who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States to present proof of their lawful status in the U.S. before they are issued an original, renewal or duplicate Texas driver license or identification card. Administrative rule 37 T.A.C. § 15.171 adopted on August 25, 2008, is intended to enhance the security of the Texas driver license and identification cards, protect the integrity of the licensing process and reduce the risk of identity theft...
  • Maryland Teen Allegedly Had Weapons, Map of Camp David

    08/05/2008 5:57:21 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 94 replies · 680+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/5/08 | FoxNews
    A map of President Bush's motorcade to Camp David was found last week in the possession of a teenager accused of stockpiling weapons and bomb-making materials, according to prosecutors. With the possibility that the motorcade was a target, federal authorities have joined police in investigating Collin Matthew McKenzie-Gude, 18, who allegedly was storing the weapons and materials just outside Washington, D.C., at the Bethesda, Md., home where he lives with his parents. MyFOXDC.com reports that Assistant State's Attorney Peter Feeney disclosed the discovery of the map of Camp David during a court hearing on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. The map...
  • Joint Military Demonstration Tests Combat-Identification Technologies

    07/17/2008 4:55:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 120+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2008 – War fighters from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are testing new battlefield systems that can discern friend from foe during the “Bold Quest Plus” joint military demonstration conducted at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The demonstration’s purpose is to provide warfighters with combat-identification technologies that maximize mission effectiveness while minimizing the chances of fratricide, John Miller, operations manager for coalition combat identification at U.S. Joint Forces Command, based at Norfolk, Va., said today during a conference-call interview with reporters. The command is sponsoring the demonstration at Eglin, which began July 11. Miller...
  • Indiana Photo ID Law Works

    05/29/2008 12:12:24 PM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 136+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 05/29/2008 | Todd Rokita
    As the Indiana polls opened at 6:00 am on May 6, opponents of Indiana’s Photo ID law eagerly anticipated word from our more than 5,500 precincts that the state’s requirement that all voters show a photo ID at the polls was causing havoc. It’s what they told the United States Supreme Court would happen. To them, it was time to watch Indiana’s most highly anticipated presidential primary in generations collapse under the weight of the requirement. In Indiana, our election officials and voters are fully committed to increasing confidence in and the integrity of our elections. We have invested a...
  • A voting setback (but voting without an ID still a fundamental right in Maryland)

    05/01/2008 8:08:37 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 30 replies · 134+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 30, 2008 | Baltimore Sun Editorial
    By upholding Indiana's voter identification law, the U.S. Supreme Court has virtually ignored the nation's ignominious history of disenfranchising certain groups and sanctioned an overly restrictive solution in search of a problem. While the court's 6-3 ruling is not expected to have a major effect on the coming presidential election, it is likely to encourage more states to follow Indiana's lead, guaranteeing that more Americans could be denied one of the most basic rights in a democracy. Maryland should stick to its convictions and continue rejecting stricter voter ID requirements. The Indiana law requires voters who show up at the...
  • Showing ID to vote? The horror.

    04/29/2008 1:20:15 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 26 replies · 116+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | April 29, 2008
    Showing ID to vote? The horror. Seattle Post-Intelligencer runs whiny AP writer's complaint about Indiana voter law What is it with Democrats and showing ID at the polls? This article from an AP national writer certainly doesn't fit any reasonable standard for a wire service. It's just short of a screed, with no balance...just a minor jeremiad against asking people to show ID at the polls: The Supreme Court's refusal to strike down an Indiana law requiring government-issued photo identification at the ballot box could disenfranchise minority and elderly voters at next week's primary and prompt other states to pass...
  • Remains of More 9/11 Victims Identified

    04/08/2008 9:36:23 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 89+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/7/2008 | Marcus Franklin
    NEW YORK - The city has identified the remains of four more victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, including one man whose DNA was found beneath a service road that was initially paved over, officials said Monday. Ronald Keith Milstein's remains were found beneath the road that was built to carry cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the city medical examiner's office said. Milstein of Queens was 54 when he was killed. More than 400 human bone pieces have been recovered from beneath the road, which has become...
  • Papers or Your Property!

    03/25/2008 12:41:35 PM PDT · by GoldwaterInstitute · 9 replies · 834+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | March 25, 2008 | Byron Schlomach
    Papers or Your Property! : Landlords could lose property for improper paperwork Byron Schlomach, Goldwater Institute Daily Email, March 25, 2008 The 1990 movie, “The Hunt for Red October,” has a poignant scene in which the Soviet submarine captain and his second-in-command contemplate what they will do once they defect to America. The second-in-command speculates that he might get an RV and drive from state to state. “They let you do that, don’t they?” he asks, and the captain agrees. “No papers?” “No papers,” says the captain. The movie came out contemporaneously with the collapse of the Soviet empire, and...
  • The Camera Doesn’t Lie, but It Can Get Confused

    03/08/2008 4:35:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 879+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 8, 2008 | JIM DWYER
    The first camera in the room grabbed my face, put it on a screen and then began a computer analysis. It correctly identified me as male. Then the camera focused and followed my eyes, with a little box appearing around each one on the screen. Below the image, a meter displayed each emotion that the computer had detected: Happy. Sad. Angry. Surprised. A trace of a smile triggered the happy meter; a raised eyebrow sent the anger meter skyrocketing. Some tic was registered as sadness. A second camera went after solid data from the face. It measured distances from jaw...
  • Real ID and Reality

    01/23/2008 11:49:13 AM PST · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 110+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 23, 2008 | Amanda Busse
    Real ID and Reality by: Amanda Busse, January 23, 2008 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has conceded in its battle with state officials to implement secure state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards as part of the REAL ID Act of 2005. DHS recently announced plans for a 73 percent reduction in the cost of putting the identification system in place, and an $80-million grant to assist in the procedure. The reduction brings costs down from an original estimate of $14.6 billion to $3.9 billion. The REAL ID laws were a top a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission after...
  • We have everything to fear from ID cards

    01/01/2008 8:38:02 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 36 replies · 228+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/01/2008 | Andrew O'Hagan
    We start the year in Britain with a challenge to our essential nature, for 2008 might turn out to be the year when we decide to rip up the Magna Carta. Among the basic civil rights in this country, there has always been, at least in theory, an inclination towards liberal democracy, which includes a tolerance of an individual's right to privacy. We are born free and have the right to decide what freedom means, each for ourselves, and to have control over our outward existence, yet that will no longer be the case if we agree to identity cards.
  • Lawsuit to halt HB 1804 re-filed (Oklahoma's fight against illegal immigration)

    10/26/2007 4:40:26 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 16 replies · 424+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/26/2007 | David Harper
    AMERICAN DREAM COALITION The Rev. Victor Orta II: The group’s president says he knew all along this would be a long legal fight. “We’ve taken bullets and bombs and we’re going to stay with it.” Added plaintiffs say they are facing eviction because of the measure. A final-day federal court showdown has been set for Wednesday afternoon to determine the constitutionality of House Bill 1804, a state law aimed at illegal immigrants. The law is set to go into effect the next day. A lawsuit challenging the measure was re-filed Thursday, this time with additional plaintiffs who say they...
  • CA: Identification card measure intended to help 'invisible' immigrants

    09/19/2007 6:26:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 310+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/19/07 | Wyatt Buchanan
    San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano introduced an ordinance Tuesday to give every person living in San Francisco the option of obtaining a city-issued identification card, a plan those who favor tougher restrictions on immigration say would undermine federal law. The proposal - supported by Mayor Gavin Newsom and several other supervisors - comes as San Francisco faces criticism nationwide for its status as a sanctuary city, which means city policy forbids the use of any city resources to enforce federal immigration law. The city also is in the process of filling a newly created post of "immigrant rights administrator," whose...
  • Big Brother is watching us all

    09/17/2007 12:28:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies · 588+ views
    BBC News ^ | Sept 15, 2007 | Humphrey Hawksley
    The US and UK governments are developing increasingly sophisticated gadgets to keep individuals under their surveillance. When it comes to technology, the US is determined to stay ahead of the game.... Their goal is to invent a system whereby a facial image can be matched to your gait, your height, your weight and other elements, so a computer will be able to identify instantly who you are. How you walk could be used to identify you in a crowd. "As you walk through a crowd, we'll be able to track you," said Professor Challapa. "These are all things that don't...
  • U.S. officials support driver's licence as alternative to passports

    08/20/2007 9:50:10 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 37 replies · 992+ views
    News 1130 ^ | August 20, 2007 | BETH GORHAM
    The United States expressed strong support Monday for using high-technology driver's licences as alternatives to passports when crossing the Canada-U.S. border, saying Vermont is developing them. Canada had been lobbying American officials to endorse licences, saying the plan to require passports is already seriously denting tourism and could damage trade. The move came as President George W. Bush sat down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Montebello, Que., before a tri-lateral summit with Mexico. More states are expected to announce formal plans in the coming days to work on licences that contain proof of citizenship as well as identity. Homeland...
  • Chaos breaks out in Senate over voter ID bill (Texas)

    05/16/2007 5:55:57 AM PDT · by P-40 · 16 replies · 723+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/15/2007 | AP
    Democrats barely blocked consideration of a voter identification bill Tuesday in the Texas Senate. Democrats scraped up enough votes only after a shouting match over whether a key senator's vote was counted -- and the just-in-time appearance of a senator with the stomach flu. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst brought the bill up right after the morning prayer and the introduction of the doctor of the day, when minor legislation is usually considered. Democratic Senators seemed to be taken by surprise, asking the sponsor a few questions before allowing the vote on whether to further consider the measure. They revolted after...
  • DHS panel softens stance on RFID (Mark of the Beast Alert ;) )

    12/15/2006 5:00:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Government Computer News ^ | 12/13/2006 | Alice Lipowicz
    A technology advisory panel to the Homeland Security Department has toned down its objections to radio frequency identification in the latest version of its report on the subject. The report, “The Uses of RFID for Human Identification,” was revised at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Emerging Applications and Technology Subcommittee, which is part of the Data Privacy and Integrity Committee that advises the department. (snip) The new Version 3.4a states that if DHS selects RFID systems as the best available technologies to identify individuals, then privacy and information security must be built into the system in the design stage....
  • Missouri Governor Directs Executive Agencies to Verify Employee ID and Citizenship

    09/21/2006 6:34:34 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 23 replies · 579+ views
    JEFFERSON CITY–Gov. Matt Blunt today directed all executive state agencies to implement a new hiring procedure to verify employees’ identity and citizenship. A federally supported online system will allow agencies to verify information provided by employees at no cost.
  • California Senate Passes Ballistics Identification Bill to Help Police Solve Gun Crimes - AB-352

    08/24/2006 8:08:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies · 1,497+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/06 | U.S. Newswire
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- With the support of forty-one police chiefs from around the state, the state senate today passed a bill (22-18) that will help police solve gun crimes and catch gun traffickers The bill, AB 352, requires that a new ballistics identification technology be required on all new semiautomatic handguns sold in California after 2008. The new technology, microstamping, uses powerful lasers to make extremely precise, microscopic engravings on a handgun's firing pin or inside the firing chamber. These engravings reference the serial number of the handgun. When a bullet is fired from the handgun,...
  • Vermont Kills Premises ID & NAIS

    08/18/2006 11:55:34 AM PDT · by pubwvj · 10 replies · 473+ views
    NoNAIS.org ^ | 8/18/2006 | Walter Jeffries
    Mandatory Premises ID registration and the USDA's proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS) are dead in Vermont! See this article for more details: http://nonais.org/index.php/2006/08/18/vt-premises-id-killed/ In a nutshell, which is where these programs belongs, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (AoA) has finally heard the enormous protest against the program and said they are letting the proposal for mandatory Premises ID expire and will not share information with the feds thus killing NAIS at the same time. "Secretary of Agriculture Steve Kerr told a crowd of nearly 100 at a Montpelier hearing Thursday that the agency would let its proposed rule that...
  • Document verification provisions of immigration bills - AP

    06/02/2006 11:05:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 510+ views
    Excerpts on fake documents from President Bush's May 15 national address on immigration reform: "Comprehensive immigration reform must include a better system for verifying documents and work eligibility. A key part of that system should be a new identification card for every legal foreign worker. This card should use biometric technology, such as digital fingerprints, to make it tamperproof. A tamperproof card would help us enforce the law and leave employers with no excuse for violating it." --- Highlights of a bill the Senate passed in May: - Requires employers and subcontractors to use an electronic system within 18 months...
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...
  • CA: New voters being rejected - Many didn't provide the identification that's now required

    03/31/2006 11:30:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 765+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/31/06 | John Wildermuth
    More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now required by federal law. ---snip--- Problems with a new statewide voter registration system could keep tens of thousands of Californians from showing up on election rolls this June. More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now...
  • Adoptees Fight for Birth-Records Bill (Should adoptees access original birth certificates?)

    03/01/2006 8:14:44 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 28 replies · 1,211+ views
    PortlandPressHerald ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2006 | TESS NACELEWICZ
    AUGUSTA ‹ Darren Clukey told state lawmakers Tuesday that learning his birth mother's identity has allowed him to answer a question at the doctor's office that most people take for granted: "What's your family medical history?" "Knowing my history is my right and denying this right to others is wrong," said the 33-year-old Yarmouth resident, who was born in Biddeford and adopted as an infant. Clukey testified before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee in favor of a proposed law that would allow Maine-born adoptees - age 18 or older - to get a copy of their original birth certificates. Adoptees say...