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your papers, please

2007-08-17 14:57:36.86237+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Federal ID plan raises privacy concerns:

Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act.

Commentary over at Making Light, but really, you saw this coming as soon as federal IDs were proposed, and I guess we learned nothing from the Soviet Union's "Great Experiment", hey?

[ related topics: Politics Privacy Civil Liberties ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-17 16:54:53.254149+00 by: radix [edit history]

expect the ubiquitous security camera with face-recognition and license-plate recognition software in every major city. My difrwear wallet showed up yesterday and I placed an order for my certified birth certificate yesterday (needed for the passport). I'd really like to get a trench coat with that difrwear blocking material in it (probably lower my cancer chances).

I just wish we were getting something out of the national ID. Having it double as a national CCW would be nice (provided you already have your state's CCW. Full faith and credit, it's in the Constitution).

Hey, they told us that your Social Security number would never become your federal ID number: that was pretty much nullified already before the Patriot Act gutted it. And the Census guys still say the information is kept private. I had to inform a census worker about how US Census records were used to round up Japanese-Americans during WWII. (he didn't come back)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-18 00:03:38.492722+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I'm starting a road trip tomorrow, carrying my passport and other papers because I am expecting some grief somewhere on the road. Ok, so I'm a target, hauling the psychodelic love machine travel trailer. I hope they (cops, troopers, etc.. ) have a sense of humor.