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Fingerprint scanner at Wet N Wild?

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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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You should of left. They manipulated you into giving it up against your better judgment. You said there was a queue and someone looking at you weirdly.

I would of told the girl who was working there to go f*** herself. I don't care that she is just an employee. Then I would of asked to see some else who was in a position that would really warrant a f*** off.

I caused a scene at Vegas Airport in 2004 for not wanting to give my finger prints up at the airport as all foreigners do. I got escorted to a room to wait for the head of security and a member of the Airport management and a female witness. I spent 3 hours arguing my point that I would rather give my finger prints to a Nigerian scam artist than the US gov. They said I must give them its policy and it is only the two index fingers (at that time) or I may have to turn around and go home. I still refused and after another 2 hours of being an annoying brat and many people looking at my passport as if that would do anything I was permitted to go into the US. They scanned my passport as per usual and I did not give my finger prints. That's how you f*** with these turds.




posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Just an idea on Water Parks. Bathing suits/boardies/bikinis.
Do these parks have cameras? As not only is your finger print now available to anyone, but whilst wearing less clothing you are showing tattoos and body marks that could usually be covered.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by cluckerspud

I think it would fair for the park to give you some kind of print out that outlines
the terms and privacy conditions of you agreeing to scan you.

But to have some paid, citizen in a uniform with a job just saying, "that is how
they know it is your pass", is a little irresponsible. I would personally
refuse and would to speak to a manager and go from there.


Yeah well I didn't get a contract for the pass just a flimsy card that looks like a movie ticket stub and nowhere did it say I had to do a fingerprint scan. I would have said more but I could tell my friend was getting a little anxious. I guess I was stuck. I didn't want to cause anymore of a scene. Things like this make it hard when nobody else sees the wrong or even questions it. Nobody else there had a problem but me.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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I have never seen cameras there and that honestly wouldn't bother me. Also my tattoos are visible pretty much always so it's ok. I just don't think a finger print is needed.

Another member said I should have told them off well normally I would have but I was with a friend and she was getting uncomfortable as it was. She didn't seem to think it was a big deal until I told her why I didn't like it. It could be nothing but IMO it's not nothing and I don't think it's for them to keep track of the actual passholders. Before you had a plastic card with your name and you showed your ID which you need anyways so this new process to me is bogus.

My friend said you have to scan it everytime you go there. I told her that the next time we go I will not be doing it and if they don't take my ID then I want my money back from the pass and I will go home. I have a pool and the beach so I don't need the water park, it's just a fun place to go to with friends or family.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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Seems it's a tactic to use when they know they "have you over a barrel"...like peer pressure, time constraints, discounts, etc. Peer pressure and holding up the line worked on you, and you caved in against your better judgment. It's important to listen to your intuition!


They know how to use leverage. I think leverage is an important aspect of employing these methods. Just like when you go in a store and find a product on the shelf for 10.00 but when you get to the register it's 20.00. Then they tell you, "Oh, the $10.00 is the discount price for using your customer tracking card. Have you signed up yet?" Often times I am finding the cashiers will NOT use their scan cards anymore. More deceptive practices; but you can see what I mean about the pattern in the way leverage is used to coerce you.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Sent them an email and asked about this...

they replied: (I deleted the person's name as a courtesy)


The machines you are referring to is a Biometric Scanner. This is the same type of machine that is used at Universal, Disney, etc.

It is used only as a measure of identifying a ticket/pass holder. It is to prevent scamming and the resale of used tickets to unsuspecting buyers.

It is not bone density and I’m not sure where the employee got that idea – all employees are told they are Biometric Scanners. I will e-mail supervisors to re-educate their employees on this.

Sincerely

Guest Relations Manager
Wet 'n Wild
6200 International Drive
Orlando, Fl 32819


He seemed a bit po'd about the fact that someone in Orlando was telling people it was bone density...
This is strange...
we are paying money to these places for entertainment, so they better not be selling biometric data to someone on the side..



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Has the resale of used crumpled wet tickets to unsuspecting tourists been a lucrative business of thugs? Is it a big industry? Bigger than street drugs? Are there any statistics to show how many patrons have attempted to re-use used tickets?

What exactly is "scamming" since is is listed as a separate reason from resale tickets? How does one scam to get into these parks with high fences and security cameras and security guards? What are the statistics (arrests, injuries, apprehensions) of people who have attempted to enter the park without proper tickets?


Show me some facts that warrant intrusion into a persons privacy. And yes, your biometric information is your personal private information.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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You can guarantee the information so freely given is sold as a commodity.

19 BIOMETRICS: IDENTIFYING LAW & POLICY CONCERNS John D. Woodward, Jr

Biometrics is actually low-key techonology considering the R.F.I.D. chip.

Inforation is nothing more than a commodity to corporations and Government.

As soon as people begin refusing, en masse, to giving up this commodity, possibly we can force them to either pay us for it, or we as free citizens can even force corporation to stop stealing this via "security".

Remember, information is power, whoever controls that information is powerful.

Mexico : The American/Mexican Border, Why Your Rights Are Gone, Because of Arizona...

Biometrics and bio-chipping, the R.F.I.D. process, are all about information.

As a commodity.

It's time to take ourselves off the commidities listings on Wall Street.

We are humans not numbers and certainly not cattle or sheep.

Even though all citizens are seen as sheeple and cattle by the power elite.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:07 AM
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Just suppose this little procedure is a consummation ritual?

Now you have, not only a signature, but a fingerprint also as an adherence to your strawman corporate identity. Makes the bond stronger a bit stronger to have a "body part" to go with it, no?



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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I'd like to make 2 points here.

1. How can they use your fingerprint as ID when they dont have an original to compare it too???

2. I was in a Nightclub in Aberdeen, Scotland the other week and it had a fingerprint scanner where you deposited your jacket. I have no idea why they needed it for a jacket, whats wrong with video evidence etc. When they scanned my finger they just hung up my jacket...there was no correspondence that the jscket matched my scan etc so i have no idea why they would do it.

The only thought i can put it down too is trying to gather peoples ID without them knowing, what better loctaions than a theme park/nightclub with hundreds of people daily...



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:54 AM
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Wow you caved because the line was held up and your girlfriend was looking at you funny... Just wow.

I would have made the biggest scene and I bet they would have let me in without one.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:24 AM
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Your question is quite valid actually.

Along with what I have previously stated there is as well gathering fingerprints.

Bank's are doing this more and more now as well.

e-DATA Biometrics and Fingerprint Recognition for Banking Applications


What else are they doing this with without telling you?

Finger Print Security iPhone/iPod App Review/Giveaway


Hey, look at that, there's an application for that.

Finger scan authentication on iPhone


Remember, the best way to field test something, is on an unsuspecting public.

Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock



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