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  • China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

    03/18/2018 7:42:21 PM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2018 / 4:23 PM / 3 days ago
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year. People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday. Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed...
  • GOP Leaders Plot Amnesty in Exchange for National ID

    02/02/2018 8:08:34 PM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    New American ^ | 1/22/18 | Alex Newman
    Republican leaders in Congress are once again plotting with Democrats to stab the American people and the U.S. Constitution in the back, on multiple key issues. Under the guise of getting “something” in exchange for providing amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants (and future Democrat voters) in Obama's illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the establishment wing of the GOP is pushing a radical longtime goal of the bipartisan Deep State: mandatory national biometric ID cards for all Americans. Privacy and liberty are under serious threat, critics warned.   The Orwellian national ID scheme, known as “E-Verify,” is...
  • Wait, what the heck did USA Today do to members of Trump’s golf courses? Really?!

    09/06/2017 9:26:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    USA Today is touting a report out this morning that “ID’ed 4500 Trump golf-club members through” their social media accounts as well as an online service that lets golfers track their handicaps: Do they not see how awful this looks?
  • Police can request ID,run background check on car passengers,Utah Supreme Court says

    05/07/2017 3:25:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 90 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | MAY 7, 2017 | LUKE RAMSETH
    The Utah Supreme Court has ruled police are allowed to ask for a passenger's identification and run a background check on them during a traffic stop — even without suspecting criminal activity.In a 5-0 decision this week, justices overturned a 2014 district court ruling that argued such police actions were "beyond the scope of a routine traffic stop." The ruling stems from a case involving Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremy Horne, who stopped a car for an improper lane change. Horne collected IDs and ran a background check on the driver and the passenger, George Matthew Martinez Jr.
  • California Democrat to First Lady: ‘Show Us Your Papers!’

    01/31/2017 2:32:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 1/30/17 | Tom Donnelly
    California State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is renewing a demand to see First Lady Melania Trump’s immigration papers — an issue Democrats first raised during the election campaign.Skinner expanded on her demand in an interview with Politico this week: “No one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status. … We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.”In 2010, when Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that allowed state and local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of anyone...
  • IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

    08/31/2016 2:24:27 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway. As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up. “Taxpayers identified...
  • Driver files complaint after traffic stop in Rosenberg (arrested for concealed carrying in car)

    11/20/2015 6:24:00 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Channel 2 Houston ^ | Published On: Nov 18 2015 07:17:25 PM CST | Mark Boyle
    Alonza Gonzalez was turning right near 59 and FM 762 several months ago but just recently received the dash camera video after he filed public records requests. "Just because I have a handgun on me and a license to carry should not be a big deal, but that is what made it the turning point," Gonzalez said... ...Seconds later, Gonzalez was arrested: "You're under arrest for your traffic violations." During an interview at his Rosenberg home, Gonzalez told Channel 2 he thinks if he didn't have a gun, things would have ended differently. "If I didn't have my firearm on...
  • Clinton Goes after Laugh Factory Comedians for Making Fun of Her

    11/18/2015 9:38:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11-18-2015JD | JD
    In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club. A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter...
  • You Know A Motorist Is Really, Really Impaired When...

    10/29/2015 4:52:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 10/26/2015 | Staff
    After being pulled over for driving at night without her headlights on, a “fidgety” Florida woman exhibited several signs of intoxication, according to a recent police report.The motorist failed a series of field sobriety tests. Since her blood alcohol content registered a .000, police suspected--correctly as it turned out--that the driver was impaired due to the ingestion of some kind of illegal narcotics.But what likely convinced officers that the woman was driving under the influence was what happened when she was asked for her driver’s license. The subject, cops noted, "attempted to hand the officer a baseball card."
  • A Simple Fix for Drunken Driving

    08/15/2015 9:33:07 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 65 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | KEITH HUMPHREYS
    A decade ago, as attorney general of South Dakota, Larry Long saw the need for a more direct approach and launched a program called “24/7 Sobriety.” I first encountered 24/7 Sobriety five years ago, and it confounded much of what I had learned in my years as an addiction-treatment professional. On a clear South Dakota morning, I found myself in a Sioux Falls police station, waiting for more than a hundred repeat offenders to appear for court-mandated appointments. They had to blow into a breathalyzer to prove that they had not been drinking. I expected that many wouldn’t show up;...
  • Man Entering Biden Event in NoHo [North Hollywood] Arrested After Loaded Gun Is Found in Car: LAPD

    07/22/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | 1:02 PM, July 22, 2015 | Los Angeles Times and Steve Kuzj,
    Larry Ira Estrin, 62, was at a vehicle checkpoint near Sherman Way and Lankershim Boulevard when a police dog screening cars with its handler signaled that it had detected a firearm, Los Angeles police said. ... Authorities found a loaded gun under the passenger seat and detained Estrin. He was being booked Wednesday afternoon on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a loaded firearm and was held in lieu of $35,000 bail, said Sgt. Kyle Kirkman of the LAPD’s North Hollywood division. Estrin, of Los Angeles, will probably be released later in the day...
  • Oregon To Be First In Nation To Implement Per-Mile Road Tax Program

    03/09/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 93 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/9/2015 | Cameron Aubernon
    With EVs and other fuel-efficient vehicles saving consumers money at the pump, Oregon will be the first to issue a per-mile road tax to refill its coffers. Automotive News reports the state will offer two options to its motorists: pay at the pump, or pay a 1.5-cent rate per mile traversed. The latter will be conducted through a device that plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port, then gathers mileage data to determine how much the motorist will pay in tax. Right now, the program — set to begin July 1 — will be implemented by the Oregon DOT in partnership...
  • This Girl Has No Way Of Proving She’s A U.S. Citizen Thanks To Her Fundamentalist Parents (VIDEO)

    02/11/2015 9:11:47 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 140 replies
    addictinginfo.org ^ | 02/11/15 | JAMESON PARKER
    19-year-old Alecia Faith Pennington has spent her life so sheltered by her Christian fundamentalist parents that now, as a young adult, she is finding it almost impossible to prove to the government that she actually exists. In a video uploaded to YouTube and quickly going viral, Pennington documents the various ways her parents have managed to prevent leaving even a single speck of evidence to help her gain an official identity or to prove that she is a United States citizen. For starters, they gave birth to her at home, and declined to get a birth certificate or social security...
  • Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

    01/26/2015 9:29:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/26/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    The U.S. Department of Justice secretly spies on millions of cars by gathering and storing information about motorists in order to build a national database to track movements, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The database was originally used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to hunt vehicles involved in drug crimes by tracking license plates, but according to the WSJ, the program expanded to hunt for criminals sought for crimes that were non-drug related. DEA officials have been on record saying they track vehicles near the U.S.-Mexico border to help fight drug cartels, but the new...
  • Oklahoma bill would bar those with DUI conviction from buying alcohol

    01/05/2015 7:45:39 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | unknown
    A new proposal in Oklahoma would bar drunk drivers from buying or consuming alcohol -- and already is raising concerns over how it would be enforced. Fox 25 in Oklahoma City reports that state Sen. Patrick Anderson is proposing a bill that would allow a judge to enforce the alcohol restrictions on anyone with a DUI charge for a set period of time.
  • Regulation Charges $125 for Photo Permit in Nashville Public Parks (Video)

    09/30/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Roger Susanin) -- A little-known Metro Parks & Recreation regulation requires people pay $125 for a permit to take photos or shoot video at Nashville public parks.
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Five Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Take This Job!'

    04/21/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/21/2014 | Liz Ryan
    You can find tons of advice about how to get a job interview and how to snag a job. Most of it comes from the “Do whatever you have to do to get hired!” school of thought. The job market isn’t a job-seeker’s paradise, but it isn’t bad considering what it was like just a year or two ago. If you’re willing to step outside the velvet ropes and try something new in your job search, you can get the interview, and get the job. When you’ve been through a job-search drought for months and haven’t had much or any...
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? That’s exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on “hoarding” that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • First U.S. bitcoin ATMs to open soon in Seattle, Austin

    02/19/2014 5:56:10 AM PST · by djf · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Phil Wahba
    Robocoin said on Tuesday that later this month it will install the first automated teller machines in the United States that let users buy and sell bitcoin, the latest step into the mainstream for the digital currency. The kiosks, to be installed in Seattle, and Austin, Texas, are similar to ATMs but have scanners to read government-issued identification such as a driver's license or a passport to confirm users' identities.