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As described on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, the trusted traveler program allows applicants to receive a biometric border pass to facilitate cross-border travel. The recipient must undergo a thorough background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs, immigration and terrorist files, including biometric fingerprint checks and a personal interview with a CBP officer. The trusted traveler network is more thoroughly described on the "Global Entry" website maintained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low risk travelers upon arrival in the United States," the CBP website proclaims.
Chips are technically already in use but I do believe we're simply in the baby steps phase right now and it will only get worse and more acceptable.
The 'VeriChip', a Radio Frequency Identification chip made by a US company, will mean regular clubbers at the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona will no longer have to wait in queue to pay to get in.
And it doesn't even have to be implanted into the hand - clubbers can have the chip injected into any part of their body, as long as they are able to flash it in front of the scanner.
The nightclub has now turned Tuesday nights into Implant Night where guests can be chipped in between drinking and dancing.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by Crakeur
Honestly, I don't have a problem with expediting travel (esp. if I frequently travel) what I do have a problem with is intentionally making it difficult for those who do not wish to take that extra step. Now, I'm not saying they are doing that, but *if it becomes the standard to do so in order to push people into their preferred security choice, then that is a line that must be drawn. (Example: TSA wants people to use the body scanners. If you choose not to use the body scanners, TSA will intentionally make the alternative option so undesirable that in the future you *will choose to use the body scanners because your past experience with the alternative was (insert word of choice)...
Originally posted by scojak
reply to post by Crakeur
Sorry, I just thought I'd express my thoughts on a possible ulterior motive.
Note: If you want to get your mind off all this bad news, try stimulating your amygdala. It's a great way to centralize your focus on a simple task where the result is you being happier. And, apparently, if you learn how to "pop" it/them, it's pretty amazing. I haven't been able to pop mine yet, but I've learned to stimulate it
Originally posted by whaaaStimulating your amygdala....hummmmm
Is there such a thing as mutual amygdala stimulation so my gf and I can "pop" together?
Even thinking such things could put one on the govts. "no fly list"
Originally posted by randomname
i'll translate the meaning of each sign over the gates:
enhanced: muslims and black people.
normal: middle to low class.
known travelers: senators, congressman, rich white people.
edit on 7-6-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)