Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BTC DIGEST: UK Suveillance, Airline Employees biometrified & more

TSA announces biometric security for airline crews
c/o Security Document World

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the next phase in its CrewPASS program, paving the way for nationwide expansion. CrewPASS is an initiative that verifies flight crew identity through biometrics, enhancing security and expediting the screening process. :::MORE HERE:::

Security & Prosperity Partnership Update c/o CNN's Lou Dobbs

BTC - Say what you want about Dobbs, I don't love his stuff but at least he will actually report on the SPP. Unfortunately, that makes it a "right wing" issue. Left ended folks can't possibly have an opinion about the SPP and the dissolution of our currency, federal trade affairs and the national defecit, right? Let's not insult each other's intellects.

For others this is a sign to procrastinate immigration reform, until 2010.

AND last but definintely not least is the UK surveiallance society, which just loves to watch their citizens in a fishbowl. Now everyone can share the celebrity treatment as 1 in 78 citizens are survilled every day. The UK actually outranks Red China for the amount of CCTV cameras to monitor daily living. I think the British government is scared out of its wits. There's no sane reason to distrust a nations people unless you fear THAT much retaliation.

Finally, Campaign for Liberty and the 10th Amendment Center have decided to start singing that old Anti-Real ID song now that the Senate has left for recess. Great work guys. Why don't you guys get out of the politcial theater business and demand a sendover of populist communication when someone other than 22 year old staffers can "field the concerns" about this issue and do something about it? I'm not interested in whatever else is on your political plate. Like Obama, you guys conveniently kicked the can down the road and look the other way when your own state lawmakers call Real ID "immigration". The nation deserves better than to chase the slop you throw out when you "think" the masses can handle it. Don't insult anyone else by declaring this a right-wing issue. Real ID won't discriminate in political values as to who gets one of the government surveilled identity cards. WAKE UP!! I signed your document, because I hate Real ID, not because you guys are effective.

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