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REAL ID: Here it comes again!

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 11:12 AM
Real ID is not a thing of the past.

It would seem that our good friends on Capitol Hill still have our best interests in mind...

Since its enactment, its backers have been aggressively defending Real ID, noting that many of the hijackers on September 11, 2001, were able to fraudulently obtain U.S. driver's licenses. Because Real ID links state DMV databases, establishes a standard bar code that can be digitally scanned, and mandates that original documents such as birth certificates be verified, backers claim the benefits extend beyond antiterror and ID fraud cases. (Extending it to firearm and prescription drug sales has not been ruled out.)

For additional information on Real ID,

edit on 4-3-2011 by Dreine because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 11:14 AM
Other than obvious privacy issues, this will further complicate travel and the shipping of goods.

Imagine driving from a non-Real ID state into one that uses the system. You get pulled over for speeding.. since you do NOT have a Real ID, does that mean that you are in violation of that state statute as well? Seems like this could cause massive confusion and beauracracy at a time when we need neither.

Your thoughts?

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 11:21 AM
I think its a sinister plan.

Discussion going on here already:

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 11:25 AM
Wars used against on population, give excuse for new monitoring technologies for ALL population. So next war
GOD FORBID be careful about being gun ho because it may just be a trick for entire populace. Like blue devil blimps in Afghanistan for now. Or like the drones originally made for war but are now becomming domesticated... CAREFUL FOR WHAT IS WISHED.

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by Dreine

People do understand that Americans carry dual citizenship right? You are a citizen of the State you live in as well as a Citizen of the United States. While paranoia and conspiracy theories abound, the system we use know, driver license, is not up to the task at all. They can be easily made, even to the extent of the black strip on some that contain basic information work.

Aside from some of the more obvious arguments as to why people think this is a bad idea, what exactly should be done to combat the growing problem?

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:01 PM
When I renewed my drivers liscense, they scanned into their computer, my birth certificate, my passport, my social security card, and a recent electricity bill. This scared the $hit outta me! All of this just to get a little star in the top right corner of my ID. Now I have a federally accepted ID and if anyone hacks the DMV system they obtain enough information to steal hundred of thousands of peoples identities. Now my liscense has a barcode on the back and a magnetic strip.
edit on 3/4/2011 by SUICIDEHK45 because: things and stuff

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45

Its easier for identity theft crooks to just go through your trash. Not only is it easier, its legal, which is more than I can say about hacking the DMV.

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 08:16 AM
Probably deserves it's own thread, but I couldn't figure out how to make one so.....I guess I am not eligible yet...I did a search and this news was not in the query results....

DHS Extends Real ID Compliance to January 2013

The Homeland Security Department on Monday extended until 2013 the deadline for states to comply with costly and controversial new requirements for drivers' licenses.

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, which prohibits federal agencies from accepting for official purposes drivers' licenses that fail to meet enhanced security features. Initially the requirement was to go into effect May 11, 2008, and was later extended to May 11, 2011. DHS, in a notice in Monday's Federal Register, further extended the deadline to Jan. 15, 2013.

Read story at link below...

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