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"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: Biometrics for I.D. / Screening to Enhance National Security

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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 04:57 PM

"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security

The latest Big Brother police state measure emanating from the Bush administration, with virtually no press coverage, is NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) entitled Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security [Complete text of NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) in Annex below]

NSPD is directed against US citizens.

It is adopted without public or Congression debate. Its relevant procedures have far-reaching implications.

In a carefully worded text, NSPD 59 "establishes a framework" to enable the Federal government and its various police and intelligence agencies to: "use mutually compatible methods and procedures in the collection, storage, use, analysis, and sharing of biometric and associated biographic and contextual information of individuals in a lawful and appropriate manner, while respecting their information privacy and other legal rights under United States law."

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[edit on 11-6-2008 by SystemiK]

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 04:57 PM

NSPD 59 goes far beyond the issue of biometric identification, it recommends the collection and storage of "associated biographic" information, meaning information on the private lives of Us citizens, in minute detail, all of which will be "accomplished within the law":

"The contextual data that accompanies biometric data includes information on date and place of birth, citizenship, current address and address history, current employment and employment history, current phone numbers and phone number history, use of government services and tax filings. Other contextual data may include bank account and credit card histories, plus criminal database records on a local, state and federal level. The database also could include legal judgments or other public records documenting involvement in legal disputes, child custody records and marriage or divorce records."(See Jerome Corsi, June 2008)

Chalk up another brick in the wall being built between our government and it's subjects. The term 'terrorist' is being blurred day by day to the point where it will soon be difficult to tell an actual terrorist from a law abiding citizen. With each new step that is taken toward a 'big brother' scenario, you and I are being increasingly viewed as more like terrorists, and less like the well intentioned citizens that we are. Now the line is being further blurred to lump the terrorists into the same group as anyone else who they fear.

According to the DHS Planning Scenarios Report :

"Because the attacks could be caused by foreign terrorists; domestic radical groups; state sponsored adversaries; or in some cases, disgruntled employees, the perpetrator has been named, the Universal Adversary (UA). The focus of the scenarios is on response capabilities and needs, not threat-based prevention activities." (See Planning Scenarios )

Universal Adversary? Hmmm....sounds pretty ambiguous doe it not?

It's like a big tidal wave is sweeping toward us, and there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. I keep thinking that the last assault on our privacy and our freedoms was enough. That they must have finally gotten what they wanted. But then another assault comes along. And another. And yet another.

When will they have finally taken enough?
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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 05:44 PM
India just implemented almost the exact same process under a biometric electronic chipped tax payer ID card system. India's idea is that not only will the government collect all that data on you, but you'll have to carry it with you to be produced upon demand by authorities, employers, and medical staff so that anything "pertinent" can be immediately added to your file. George Orwell is laughing his balls off somewhere, saying "I warned ya!"

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 07:52 PM
Wow. I had no idea that India was so far ahead of us in biometrics. It'll be very interesting to note which problems are the first to arise. What happens when someone loses thier card? I also wonder if a person will be able to view their own data or will this be kept secret?

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:00 PM
Credit bureaus like equifax and experian have just about all the information on people they would need.The government can access that info at any time.We do not have access to our own information(unless we pay for it)And then it is stictly credit history we are allowed to see.The RFID cards are on the way so get ready!!

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:38 PM

Ahmedabad, State Bank of Indore has launched India’s first IT-enabled biometric card for potential customers in far-flung areas, to expand its customer base and extend its banking services to remote areas where no such services are currently available.

India is well on it's way

I'm not exactly sure if there is a government anymore...rather it is likely a loosely held together amalgam of corporate interest and social appeasement (crowd control).

The banks seem to be all about instituting this so that they can expand their customer base.

But of course that information will be shared with every other corporation and government entities (when relevant)...

To reach the rural masses, banks are going all out in providing a user-friendly banking experience. To boost micro financing initiatives, banks are deploying biometric solutions with ATMs. Establishing the identity of a rural depositor through biometrics makes it possible for illiterate or barely literate folks to become part of the banking user community.

Biometric ATM

I really think that the age of privacy is at an end and a new social caste will begin to emerge.

Those who implement the system and the Prolatariat...and social restriction between the two will undoubtedly exist...

Welcome to the land of the free....or economically forced. The mind control will either make you happy with it or will convince you that you're the one with the problem...


I know...I have a rosy outlook on life...

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