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reply to post by snarky412
Renewed my DL a few months back. Here in WA we still have the option of a regular or "enhanced" ID. Of course chose the standard version and I've no intention of choosing a DL that can be linked into the centralized DHS / Stasi federal database.
Since it expires in 2017 I guess that will be it unless they still offer standard ID. Gave up on flying over a decade ago so no loss there.
So, I assume the enhanced ID will be needed in order to vote.
How is that going to work, when the illegal vote is so important to certain political parties?
reply to post by snarky412
They began implementing this several years back when they introduced the TWIC cards that you must have to work in any port, refinery or military base, etc. They contain an RFID chip and you have to jump through hoops and pay through the nose to get one- but they are good for 5 years. When they first started with them we had to cut through a lot of red tape to get an actual certified copy of hubs birth certificate from another state in order for him to get a TWIC card. Once you have it it's no big deal to renew but it IS expensive!
Just to note that they do complete background checks on those too! Get ready folks cuz Big Brother is coming to a DMV near you very, very soon!
I'm just waiting for them to decide that after this is implemented nationwide that they're going to do away with physical currency and link all financial transactions to your real ID card. Because after all, it's to protect us from people stealing our credit cards and perpetrating identity theft or some such BS. though it may in the end be counterproductive for the CIA's drug importation business if you remove the ability to make se repetitious transactions without cash I think this is the eventual endgame.
reply to post by teslahowitzer
Sorry but that would not work for you. Aside of Americans not being well liked these days you would run into a serious problem trying to get any work or opening a business. Most countries do not allow foreigners to take any jobs from a local.
Last year I was in Costa Rica looking into opening a business. I found out some interesting things. Like I can open a business but I can't work in it in ANY capacity besides hands off direction of local employees. You can only do any work in (or on) your own gig if they can't provide anyone with an adequate skill set until you establish residency. They will toss you out of the country if caught do otherwise.
I have researched opening my own business in several countries as I would love to exit the USA. However my particular genre is commercial aviation and that is not easily done in other Countries.
Anyway, I grew up in Taxachuessetts. When I visited recently, I was ID'd for buying a Bic lighter. I am almost 30, but whatever, I have had to run. I handed him this insanely developed CA ID that no one could fake. He scanned it through a machine a couple times. Comes back and tells me it's a fake and asked for my passport or other ID. I said no, so he threatened to call the cops and keep my ID. I almost fall on the floor laughing. I tell him to give me my ID back so I could never do business there again. He ended up bending it and not calling the cops, because I demanded he paid for my new Inspector Gadget level ID that I just got!
Don't know what that was all about, but the experience was quite bizarre. I mean... a lighter?? Really!?
Monty Python level stuff. You can't make that stuff up.
... beginning October 29, 2012, alcoholic beverages licensees may reasonably rely on the following forms of identification for proof of age:
1. A Massachusetts Driver’s License;
2. A Massachusetts Liquor Identification Card;
3. A Massachusetts Identification Card;
4. A Passport Issued by the United States or a govern ment that is officially recognized by the United States;
5. A Passport Card for a Passport issued by the United States; and 6. A Military Identification Card.