Thursday, March 29, 2012

HONORABLE MENTION: Pennsylvania State on it's way to Beat The Chip

c/o The Morning Call's Wednesday Morning Coffee
"Dogs And Cats, Lying Down Together! Dept.
In case you're having trouble walking today, it might be because the Earth is spinning in reverse.And that's because ... wait for it ... the two top lawmakers on the House State Government Committee actually agreed on something, our pals at Capitolwire report this morning.
Chairman Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, and ranking Democrat Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, both voted in favor of legislation that bar the state from participating in the provisions of the federal REAL ID Act, Capitolwire reports. "
BTC -Good luck and congratulations to Jim Compton and the guys over at NVCCA &  


Bob Barr's 501c3 Liberty Guard &  The Rutherford Institute  issued statements of support against the national implementation of Real ID. posted this quote from Michael Chertoff, former DHS Secretary under George W. Bush.  Another great moment in Real ID history.

Biometrics & RFID deployed in US schools and to vote abroad

c/o Before It's News > ReviewIt

REDUX: Yes, the States REALLY Reject Real ID

BTC- How many times and ways do we have to say it?

Here's the 2012 remixed, remastered version from ACLU:

Yes, the States *Really* Reject Real ID

Further legislative commentary here.

It's not news that the Chertoff Firm isn't listening to anyone but their business partners, but in all fairness they have their perspective too.

If you need to say it yourself the petition is still open for the individual who wants to get their 2 cents in. Anything is possible. D.C. still may listen to a few constituents...

Here is second life for news that matters: 

Next airport hurdle: ID checks

NSA dismisses claims Utah Data Center watches average Americans


Rhode Island's Chafee says he'll veto E-Verify bill

TWIC electronic readers still years away

Mother Country:The perils of getting an assist abroad on having a baby—for Americans and foreigners both.

CDT asks (rhetorically) How Congress Should Tackle the Drone Privacy Problem?
CDT's background on Drone rules here.
DIY GOVERNMENT: Tell the FAA: Don't let aerial drones spy on Americans

Bellingham, Washington Ends Photo Ticketing Contract