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  • Dear White People: 3 Acts Of Casual Racism That You May Be Guilty Of Doing

    10/12/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 81 replies
    WebProNews ^ | October 11, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
    “Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has been raised to two….Sorry, your ‘weed man’ Tyrone does not count!” Just like that, the upcoming Dear White People movie moved into highly controversial territory. The trailers (both standard and the recent red band) touch on scenarios that call out the casual racism still acted out in a supposedly “post-racial” America. Although the statements and questions raised by the lead character Samantha White may seem outlandish to some white Americans, for far too many African Americans her rants represent everyday reality. Here are some things...
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • Identity Theft Protection is it worth it?

    03/12/2014 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 39 replies
    Me | March 12, 2014 | Me
    Is identity theft a real enough problem to warrant $10/month monitoring service? I must decide whether or not to get the service but to initiate it I must trust the service with a lot of personal data.
  • New Payment Method Scans Veins (in your hand), not Visa

    02/07/2014 1:50:55 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CBN ^ | February 07, 2014 | CBN
    American consumers may soon be able to pay for merchandise by hand - literally. Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm. The technology scans the patterns of the veins in your palms. You can then use that information to confirm your identity when you pay for something at a checkout or elsewhere by using a biometric payment terminal. "You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold," the company's website said. The devices are set for mass production in...
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • Hiding the Hacking at HealthCare.gov [will not let you know]

    12/23/2013 4:22:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2013 | John Fund
    Christmas shoppers were stunned to learn last Thursday that computer hackers had made off with the names and other personal info of some 40 million Target customers. Some of the pilfered information is reportedly being sold on the black market, prompting JP Morgan Chase to limit purchases and cash withdrawals on debit cards owned by recent Target shoppers. But at least Target informed its customers of the security breach, as it is required by federal law to do. HealthCare.gov faces no such requirement; it need never notify customers that their personal information has been hacked or possibly compromised. The Department...
  • [Video] Woman's Identity Stolen After Signing Up For ObamaCare

    11/12/2013 8:31:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Conservative America ^ | 11/12/13 | staff
    You won't see the mainstream media reporting on this story. Lisa Martinson called customer service after she forgot her password. That’s when she was told that three different people were given the password to her account, her address, and her Social Security number.
  • John McAfee on Obamacare: ‘This is a hacker’s wet dream’ [VIDEO]

    10/03/2013 8:36:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-3-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Wednesday, computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc. John McAfee said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s wet dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities.” For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare. “It’s seriously bad,” McAfee said. “Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I...
  • Israeli Biometric Database Program to Begin in Two Weeks

    07/02/2013 8:22:51 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 6/27/2013, 2:26 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    The Interior Ministry has announced that Israel’s biometric database program will officially begin in two weeks. That’s when the government will start building a biometric database of all Israeli citizens by upgrading the folded blue plastic ID cards (“teudat zehut”) and other non-citizen Ids with fingerprints and facial recognition data. Not everyone is happy about this plan. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) expressed outrage in a statement by spokesman Marc Grey, who warned, “The police could use this information in all kinds of ways to avoid their constitutional responsibilities of due process – and then you have...
  • Who Are We Now? (Vanity)

    05/17/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 11 replies
    5/17/13 | dagogoredux
    As our country becomes fundamentally transformed, I’m having a bit of an identity crisis regarding my relationship to my country and to its government - two entities that had always seemed distinct but with a common bond of beneficent purpose. For most of my life, I used to believe that I knew who I was: I was a “citizen.” That word defined my fundamental role towards both my country and its government. Now “citizen” doesn’t quite seem to fit the bill any more, nor is it a notion that is encouraged nor politically correct. It almost seems elitist. Some might...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • Woman gets prison time in 'total identity theft'(Illegal steals American Woman's life)

    03/25/2013 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/25/2013 | Yahoo
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — For almost 12 years, a Houston elementary school teacher and an illegal immigrant living in Topeka have engaged in a tug of war to claim the identity of Candida L. Gutierrez in a case that has put a face on the growing crime of "total identity theft" in the United States. On Monday, the real Candida L. Gutierrez saw her identity thief, Benita Cardona-Gonzalez, for the first time. Their encounter came inside a federal courtroom in Wichita, where Cardona-Gonzalez, a Mexican national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing fraudulent identification documents. The plea...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Restaurant Chain, Arrests 11 Illegals Using Stolen IDs

    03/15/2013 7:42:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Recent Border Patrol data suggest that the traffic flow of illegal alien across our Southern border may be starting to shift away from Arizona and towards Texas. Maricopa County's Sheriff may be a big reason illegal aliens are increasingly avoiding the Grand Canyon State. Last week Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies smashed a big human smuggling ring that brought thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years - but won't anymore. Arpaio leads the 3rd largest Sheriff's Department in the United States, and - in stark contrast...
  • Immigration and Extortion

    01/30/2013 1:12:34 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 28,2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If sovereignty is to mean anything, then a country is entitled to decide whom it wants to join its ranks and whom it wishes to exclude from them.If, on balance, an exhaustive amnesty for those who have deliberately ignored the law is determined to be a fair prospect for America, then there is a case for doing it; if changing the law to allow certain people to become part of the American polity is regarded by Americans as being advantageous to them, then there is a case for doing it; if allowing nobody in or everybody in is good for...
  • 52% of Catholic Campuses with Pro-Homosexual Clubs Study Shows

    11/19/2012 2:01:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-19-12 | TFP
    Catholic colleges with these clubs are listed here After meticulous examination, TFP Student Action volunteers found pro-homosexual student clubs at 111 Catholic institutions of higher learning.  Of the 211 Catholic universities and colleges listed by Ganley’s Catholic Schools in America, 52 percent appear to sponsor organizations which undermine Catholic morality. From 2009 to 2012, the number of pro-homosexual clubs operating on Catholic campuses has risen by 7 percent. Research conducted in 2009 found clubs at 45 percent of Catholic colleges.   Many of these clubs act as platforms of dissent.  They sponsor sinful events and promote ideas that advance the...
  • Court exempts union bosses from laws against identity theft

    10/29/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by unixman9627 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/2012 | Mark Mix
    One November day in 2007, 33 AT&T workers in central North Carolina found out that their Social Security numbers and other private information had been posted for the world to see -- exposing them to identity theft and credit fraud.
  • Ex-State Dept. worker admits identity theft

    10/28/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 18 replies
    WTOP ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Staff
    AP - headline only
  • Police: Disguised banker stole identity, bought $50K in mail-order gold coins ( PA & NJ )

    08/23/2012 9:18:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Citizens' Voice ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve McConnell
    John Yurkovic summed up the sentence in one word: "Ridiculous." The former New Jersey cop was stunned when he learned a former banker who stole his identity, rented a mailbox in his name in Dunmore and had $50,000 in gold coins fraudulently paid for through his checking account was sentenced to three years probation. "If a kid snatches a purse from a little old lady on the corner, the judge is going to put him in jail," said Yurkovic, when contacted by phone after Carlos Suarez was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik in federal court in...
  • ‘Barcode everyone at birth’

    05/24/2012 6:11:15 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/22/12 | The Forum
    This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth. “If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
  • Someone is using my husband's Social Security Number (plz help us, vanity)

    04/16/2012 6:32:07 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 56 replies
    About three weeks ago, my husband received a call from a woman verifying applications for food stamps in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lady on the phone, my husband and I quickly learned that someone in PBC had used my husband's ssn on an application requesting food stamps. My husband informed the lady that we have not lived in south FL since 2004, and that we've since been residing in Texas. She and my husband each thanked the other for the information, and she recommended we contact the Jupiter police department to file a report. Over the next few weeks,...
  • Identity Theft Alert - Driver License

    04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon
    Check Your Driver's License. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security. Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.
  • Op-Ed: "I Am the Master Here" - A Declaration of War

    12/23/2011 2:28:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/11 | Moshe Feiglin
    Ahmed Tibi was not at all afraid to say on TV that he is the master of the Land of Israel. What does it mean that he was elected by Israeli Arabs? What makes Israeli Jews stand for this? I am the master here!" shouted MK Ahmad Tibi on Israeli television, completely losing his cool. When I heard that sentence I understood that I did not need to say anything more. I did not need to remind the viewers of our debate that Tibi was the aide and close advisor of the arch-murderer who killed more Jews than anybody since...
  • A Man Without a Horse

    11/30/2011 1:35:13 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 11/30/2011 | Travis Main
    There was a time when the saying “a man without a horse” was widely understood.  Its meaning may not be as quickly grasped as it once was.  However, the phrase certainly is applicable even in this age where many folks do not or have never owned a horse.  “A man without a horse” is one who is incomplete.  He is lacking.  Perhaps, a similar situation today would be a man without a car, a job, or his spouse.  Figuratively a man’s horse is that which gives him the desire to go forward and conquer in life and when it is...
  • S.E. Cupp: Plane flying over the Tampa debate hall says "Where is the real birth certificate?"

    09/13/2011 5:43:59 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Birther Report ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 | Birther Report
    New York Daily News' S.E. Cupp's Twitter Account: Plane flying over the Tampa debate hall says "Where is the real birth certificate?"
  • E-Verify says Obama not eligible for employment in the United States

    09/11/2011 4:20:26 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 72 replies
    The Steady Drip ^ | Sunday, September 11, 2011 | Sam Sewell
    E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify is currently free to employers and is available in all 50 states. E-Verify provides an automated link to federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. If you were an employer and entered Barack Hussein Obama’s social security number 042-68-4425 into the data base to verify that he was eligible for employment in the United States you could not legally hire him. Here is what e-verify would tell you about...
  • Arpaio Deputies Raid Phoenix Restaurants, Arrest 7 for ID Theft (Sheriff Joe's Jobs Program)

    09/03/2011 8:19:53 AM PDT · by montag813 · 31 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-03-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Joe and his deputies conducted a raid on 2 Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, arresting 7 illegal aliens for identity theft. It was Arpaio's 53rd such raid. "Stealing people's identity is a Class 4 felony, a very serious crime," Arpaio said. "With the unemployment problem, maybe they will hire legitimate U.S. citizens now to fill the five vacancies here and not hire those in this country illegally." Indeed that is what often exactly what happens after an Arpaio raid: jobs are liberated for legal Americans. We call it "Sheriff Joe's Jobs Program", and it is...
  • Black Hat: System links your face to your Social Security number and other private things

    08/02/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies
    Network World ^ | 1 August 2011 | Tim Greene
    Soon it will be practicable to take someone's photo on a smartphone and within minutes know their Social Security number and a range of other private data like their personal interests, sexual preference and credit status, researchers will tell the Black Hat security conference this week. The technique calls for linking faces of random individuals to images in databases that contain other information about them and using that information to project Social Security numbers, says Alessandro Acquisti, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who will present the research at the conference. He says if he can arrange the logistics, he...
  • Taxpayer identity theft is soaring

    06/02/2011 5:39:39 AM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    ass press/youhoo ^ | June 1, 2011 | Larry Margasak
    Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. With your name and Social Security number, no less. The IRS is grappling with a nearly five-fold increase in taxpayer identity theft between 2008 and 2010, a Government Accountability Office official plans to tell a House hearing Thursday. There were 248,357 incidents in 2010, compared to 51,702 in 2008. The GAO findings don't begin to describe the pain for a first-time victim, who must wait for a refund while the IRS sorts out which return is real and which is a fraud. Many identity thieves don't get...
  • COMING LATER THIS AM ON DRUDGE: Missing records in Hawaii.

    04/20/2011 7:09:22 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | Apr. 20, 2011 | Matt Drudge
    Missing records in Kenya, Indonesia... BOOK TO REVEAL OBAMA'S 'TRUE' IDENTITY?
  • A Few Thoughts from an Unhyphenated American

    04/06/2011 5:18:45 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | The Region Rat | 04-06-11
    The simple hyphen. It’s safe to say that no other punctuation mark in the history of mankind has created as much controversy, misunderstanding, distrust and anger as the hyphen. It’s definition is even oxymoronic: To hyphenate is to “divide” or “connect.” Hyphens are used in “compound modifiers,” meaning that two or more words are joined together to modify the meaning of another word. By this definition, the hyphen can add “not quite” to the original word, such as “semi-hard” or semi-pro.” Hyphens are also used to give the component words a combined meaning, such as “mother-in-law” or “water-bottle.” This brings...
  • Beverly man dies after yard fire mishap

    04/06/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2011 | Katherine Landergan
    An 83-year-old Beverly man has died after suffering severe burns when his kilt caught fire while he was burning leaves and brush in his yard last week. Arthur Ciampa’s 19-year-old neighbor, Evan Smith, rushed to his aid on Thursday after hearing screams next door, Beverly police said.
  • JUDGE: Newspaper Must Identify Anonymous Posters to Website (Indiana -here we go)

    03/03/2011 9:38:07 AM PST · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    A Marion County judge has ruled, for the first time in Indiana, that news media outlets can be ordered by the court to reveal identifying information about posters to their online forums. In rulings this week and last week, Marion Superior Court Judge S.K. Reid became the first judge in Indiana to rule on whether the state journalism shield law protects media outlets from being forced to disclose names of anonymous posters on their websites or other identifying information about those posters, said Kevin Betz, an attorney for Jeffrey Miller, former chief executive of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The...
  • America's Identity Capitals

    01/11/2011 2:38:47 PM PST · by AustralianConservative
    Positively Churchillian ^ | Jan 12, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Provo (Utah), America’s conservative capital In 2005, The Bay Area Center for Voting Research, a nonpartisan think tank, found that Utah’s third largest city is America’s most conservative. Or in three words: Rightwing Republican Heaven. Votes aside, in more recent times, it became city-ranked 1st for volunteerism and is one of America’s healthiest urban centers. But just to scare left-liberals, the conservative Mormon metro is projected to have the greatest population increase. Thanks also to America's Freedom Festival at Provo where they "celebrate, teach, honor, and strengthen the traditional American values of family, freedom, God, and country" patriotism is thriving....
  • Islam now considered 'a threat' to national identity by almost half of French and Germans..

    01/06/2011 1:57:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Allen
    Islam is considered a 'threat' by millions of French and Germans, with the vast majority believing Muslims have 'not integrated properly', a devastating new poll revealed today.Le Monde newspaper ran the results under a headline which brands efforts to get different religious and cultural communities to live side-by-side as a 'failure'.It will be viewed with particular dismay in France and Germany, as the two countries have the biggest Muslim communities in Europe.
  • This Identity is Self-Awareness: A Study of Ecumenism and Novelty

    11/28/2010 8:42:44 PM PST · by 0beron · 2+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/28/2010 | Tancred
    Through all epochs the Catholic Church and only the Catholic Church shows itself to be the Church of Christ. by Doctor Wolfgang Schüler Personified Representation of Mother Church (kreuz.net)The Communion-Ecclesiology of the early Church -- so far as I see -- never answered the question if the Church of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church are one and the same. Because this identity is self-evident to it.
  • Obama Joke of the Day - November 17

    11/17/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by toma29 · 5 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 11/17/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Five Reasons Obama Doesn't Worry About Identity Theft5.Conservatives and Independents sure the hell don't want to be him. 4. Are you kidding? "Everybody knows who I am" and besides, "You got me" anyway. 3. Even though he's their Messiah, liberals only need his policies to play God. 2. A birth certificate is a required form of identification and a certificate of live birth is not. 1. His credibility is totally shot so it wouldn't matter. Useful Info Nation
  • It's All About You: Spokeo Has Your Info for Sale

    07/08/2010 3:53:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1+ views
    BrandX ^ | July 8, 2010 | David Lazarus
    Harrison Tang cares about his privacy and takes elaborate steps to protect it. Your privacy is another matter. Tang, 27, is cofounder of a “people search” website called Spokeo, which serves up extraordinarily detailed profiles of pretty much everyone — including you — gleaned from online directories, databases and social networks. The site began as a lark in a Stanford University dorm room but really took off when the improved version was launched in March after a move to Southern California. Suddenly the number of daily searches topped 1 million. About 100,000 people signed up for full access to Spokeo's...
  • Risk of Identity Theft in the Military? (Vanity)

    04/30/2010 10:23:15 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 16 replies · 373+ views
    30 April 2010 | me
    My son starts SERE training next week. We were talking about it the other day, and I asked him if during the captivity portion if he has a separate service number to give out during interrogation or if the military is still using the social seurity number. When he answered that they use the SSN, I asked him if there is concern about identity theft, especially since the SSN is given out fairly frequently and is present on most of his paperwork. Does anybody have any thoughts about the risk of identity theft from documents, etc., in the military? I...
  • JD Hayworth says Obama birth certificate an 'identity theft' issue

    02/16/2010 8:48:41 AM PST · by bvw · 162 replies · 4,772+ views
    bvw | 16 February 2010 | bvw
    The AZ/DC Blog at AZCentral.com reports that J.D. Hayworth who is now officially running for US Senator Arizona versus John McCain in the GOP primary recentinly called Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate because of concerns about identity theft. In a interview on CNN late Monday Hayworth used the example of fugitive Vietnam War protester Howard Mechanic. In 2000 Mechanic ran for Scottsdale City Council under an alias "Gary Tredway." The blog quotes Hayworth as saying "For every race across the country, especially with identity theft in the news, it would be great that people can confirm who they...
  • 'Fixing' birth certificates ? Doors wide open for fraud

    01/25/2010 8:41:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 23 replies · 1,232+ views
    When it comes to birth certificates, just because it's official, doesn't mean its real. A WND investigation has revealed that over the past three decades, changes to how the 50 states process vital documents have opened wide new avenues for nefarious parties to alter records and thus acquire fraudulent, but official birth certificates to falsely pass as U.S. citizens. Thanks to the states' nearly exclusive reliance on digitalized vital records, a foreign terrorist, for example, wishing to obtain a U.S. passport for unhindered travel in and out of the country could – with the right computer knowledge or coercion of...
  • Help Me with an ID Theft/Personal Info Disclosue Issue, Please

    12/04/2009 3:54:01 PM PST · by PackerBoy · 13 replies · 734+ views
    PackerBoy | 12/4/09 | PackerBoy
    I need the help of this diverse and knowledgeable forum's members and particpants. I am in a legal dispute with a merchant. Today, the merchant's legalc ounsel filed a document in court -- now a matter of public record -- that displays my name, address, credit card numbet and its expiration date, and my social security number. Now I know this violated the court's rules and a few other of my state's (Ohio) laws, but I am wondering if this also violates any federal laws that anyine knows about. Any constructive help is much appreciated.
  • US court reviews Ariz. registration requirement

    10/20/2009 6:17:04 PM PDT · by machogirl · 7 replies · 828+ views
    AP | October 20, 2009 | Paul Davenport
    link only per restrictions
  • Good For You, Mr. Alford

    07/16/2009 6:41:18 PM PDT · by Selkirk · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 7/16/2009 | Selkirk
    It's about time that someone called them on it and did it to their face. Sen. Barbara Boxer was taking testimony from Harry Alford, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. He was there to discuss energy policy. She makes the point to him that her energy agenda has been endorsed by the NAACP, among other black leaders, with the clear implication that he needs to get in line with the rest of black America. His response is a thing of beauty: [Video after the jump]
  • Researchers say they can guess your SSN

    07/06/2009 5:34:11 PM PDT · by stylin_geek · 25 replies · 1,157+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 6 2009 | Bob Sullivan
    There’s a new reason to worry about the security of your Social Security number. Turns out, they can be guessed with relative ease. A group of researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University say they’ve discovered patterns in the issuance of numbers that make it relatively easy to deduce the personal information using publicly available information and some basic statistical analysis. The research could have far-ranging implications for financial institutions and other firms that rely on Social Security numbers to ward off identity theft. It could also unleash a wave of criminal imitators who will try to duplicate the research.
  • God's Chisel

    06/21/2009 6:24:43 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 7 replies · 649+ views
    Skitguys ^ | 6-21-09 | skitguys
    This is awesome!!! http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=849dc7c803281df74bb2
  • Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm? (Next on the list)

    05/22/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 893+ views
    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com ^ | May 19, 2009‎ | Lois Wingerson
    As transgender activists protested outside the American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, speakers at the meeting were presenting on the same topic: gender identity disorder (GID). Some of their words would add clinical weight to the political slogans. Some of the speakers are activists themselves, including Rebecca Allison, MD, cardiologist who is transgender, widely published author Sarah Hoffman, whose son is gender variant, and Hewlett-Packard engineer Kelley Winters, PhD, founder of GID Reform Advocates. Winters1 has called on the APA to use the DSM-V revision to affirm that “in the absence of dysphoria, gender identity and expression that vary from assigned...
  • How To Maintain Your Personal Identity Amidst Social Chaos.

    05/11/2009 7:56:24 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 9 replies · 576+ views
    http://www.hubpages.com ^ | 5/11/09 | JXB7076
    Idries Shah, [1924 – 1996] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idries_Shah), is the author of many books used by various academics to pass on ideas and information in the form of stories, or fables. One delightful fable is about a prophet who once predicted that all the water in the world was going to disappear, except water which was saved, stored, and hidden away. And after the disappearance of all the water, new water would appear – which when drank would make men mad, crazy, and cause them to behave in strange and unusual ways. Now, most people ignored the prophet and his prophecy except...
  • Barak Obama birth certificate verified

    04/04/2009 9:58:45 PM PDT · by erman · 11 replies · 2,200+ views
    Penguin Books | 1933 | Sinclair Lewis
    A source within the registrar's office verified that the name on the birth certificate provided by President Obama's staff was penciled in and that under the original name was found the nameBerzelius "Buzz" Windrip
  • Group of Rich Americans Sues UBS to Keep Names Secret in Tax Case

    02/25/2009 12:50:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 236 replies · 2,409+ views
    NYT ^ | 02/25/09 | LYNNLEY BROWNING
    Group of Rich Americans Sues UBS to Keep Names Secret in Tax Case By LYNNLEY BROWNING UBS was sued on Tuesday in a Swiss federal court by wealthy American clients seeking to prevent the disclosure of their identities as part of a tax-evasion investigation by the United States Justice Department. The lawsuit accuses UBS and Switzerland’s financial regulator, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or Finma, of violating Swiss bank secrecy laws and of conducting what Swiss law considers illegal activities with foreign authorities. It also named Peter Kurer, the chairman of UBS, and Eugen Haltiner, the chairman of Finma,...
  • Supreme Court will hear illegal immigrant ID theft case

    02/22/2009 1:45:11 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 28 replies · 922+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 22, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    Many illegal immigrants steal social security numbers and use them as their own. They can not easily get a real social security number assigned to them. They must give something to their employer when they are hired. They may be using yours. Under a new law that was intended to strengthen efforts to combat identity theft, some prosecutors are taking these illegal immigrants to court on a charge that could bring two years in jail. Immigrants' rights groups have cried fowl and took one of these cases to the Supreme court. They argue these criminals don't know they are using...