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12/20/10

REAL ID: A Major Victory is Near

"Repeal the Real ID Act" is DownsizeDC.org's oldest active campaign.

That's because REAL ID - which is a de facto national ID card - lays the foundation for a future police state.

That's why so many people have fought against it so hard for so long. And thanks to that resistence REAL ID still hasn't been implimented, six years after it became law! A big part of this is because of your pressure.

And now there's more good news . . .

There's a silver lining in the monstrous, 1,926-page appropriations bill (H.R. 3082). This bill rescinds funding for a REAL ID "hub." The House already passed the bill, and the Senate will consider it as soon as TODAY.

This hub would have created a centralized ID verification system, where states share driver information with each other. Without this hub, REAL ID suffers a fatal blow.

That's why we're asking you to tell Congress to support this cut in REAL ID's budget, and to repeal REAL ID altogether
.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

I'm glad that the House is rescinding funding for a REAL ID hub in the H.R. 3082 budget bill. My Senators should ensure that this rescission remains in the bill.

But you should do more. Repeal REAL ID entirely.

* REAL ID assumes I am a foreign terrorist or illegal immigrant, and that I must "prove" my innocence
* I am punished with higher fees, more red tape, and longer DMV lines
* And my private information will be centralized, making me more susceptible to identity theft and other dangers

Furthermore . . .

* The REAL ID law still exists as an unconstitutional, unfunded mandate on the cash-strapped states
* 21 states will still be out of compliance when it is scheduled to take effect in May, 2011 http://www.seattlepi.com/local/431425_realid08.html?source=mypi
* By de-funding the verification hub, there's no longer any point in forcing the states to implement REAL ID

This is America, land of the free. It's not the land of "Your papers, please." Help restore liberty to America and repeal REAL ID.

END LETTER

You can send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

And please share this good news with your friends. Share this on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/downsizedc

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

GOD's WORD FOR TODAY

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.Proverbs 29:25 (KJV)


IN THE NEWS

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facecrook: Offences linked to social networking sites increase 7,000%
http://bit.ly/fZC9MR

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

In a historic vote, the Senate overturns ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
http://yhoo.it/ekrKEf

OBAMA NATION

Obama’s new tax on…Rainwater!?
http://bit.ly/g1733Q

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

State Employees Don't Have to Pay Bridge Tolls - Yeah That's Fair
http://bit.ly/h9NVCh

North American Union-SPP agenda re-manifests through Knowyourborder.gov
http://bit.ly/iaf9GI

Forget WikiLeaks. How about the photocopier?
http://bit.ly/hvBdCY

G20 fallout resonates
http://bit.ly/dLa0xm

On The Chopping Block - Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid
http://bit.ly/etJDmt

Assange Wined And Dined At US Embassy
http://bit.ly/hWWjGp

Revealed: How the CIA protected Nazi murderers
http://ind.pn/hUbNV3

The Fix Is In - Expect Democrats To Buckle
http://bit.ly/hlr8Ub

OBAMA CARE

Most Driven Into Debt by Medical Bills HAVE Health Insurance
http://bit.ly/hMMxfw

CORPORATE SCHEMES

More Johnson & Johnson Experimentation - But I Thought They Were the Family Company?
http://nyti.ms/gS5kq1

Bags from Gap’s ‘FEED USA’ campaign actually made in China
http://yhoo.it/hAmpYS

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

DPS urges holiday travelers to avoid Mexico
http://bit.ly/gVDBKq

YouTube - Illegals in my Yard Christmas Song (Unedited Version)
http://bit.ly/7nn1lu

WSSU Professors Asked Faculty to Support DREAM Act
http://bit.ly/fhOfdp

Prof: Hispanics should replace 'old white men'
http://bit.ly/hnovoY

Will Claire McCaskill Suppoer the DREAM Act Or Not?
http://bit.ly/hCO9AB

POLICE STATE NEWS

Monitoring America: How the U.S. Sees You
http://bit.ly/fLjhdZ

Red Light Cameras: Safety Devices or One More Step Toward a Surveillance State?
http://bit.ly/hjlZYr

One more step toward a surveillance state?
http://bit.ly/dZCrA7

U.S. UPS scrutiny of public
http://bit.ly/g2VtPi

U.S. Collecting Information About Americans To Strengthen FBI Investigations
http://huff.to/fuEy18

Local agencies help collect data on Americans
http://bit.ly/ebx8rM

Privacy Courtesy of an Internet Police State? Thanks but No Thanks
http://bit.ly/g83Ati

W.Va. troopers under investigation out of agency
http://bit.ly/fWmC8c

2010 Villain: The G20 Integrated Security Unit
http://bit.ly/goPvrb

Tattle-Tale On Bad Drivers With DriveMeCrazy App
http://bit.ly/hAASkE

Professors: TSA scanners simple to dupe
http://bit.ly/gpD3ZN

iPhone snitch network launched
http://bit.ly/edvSMd

Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested For Saying “Homosexuality Is a Sin”
http://bit.ly/hTWd1u

Heathrow Responds To Big Freeze By Freezing Passengers
http://bit.ly/fQSUwT

TSA under fire after businessman boards international flight with loaded handgun
http://bit.ly/dPDLGW

TSA Too Busy Groping, Perving, Playing God To Notice Guns And Bombs
http://bit.ly/fM4Mf0

The CIA secretly agreed to pay $5 million to shield the architects of its waterboarding programme
http://bit.ly/fj8KI2

Mother's exasperated rant at passport agency call centre worker earns her a visit from the Secret Service
http://bit.ly/fxzcWQ

Washington subway police to begin random bag checks
http://reut.rs/hgHtnV

L.A. dry run shows urban nuke attack ‘a survivable event’
http://usat.ly/gaBAWx

Austin Joins Rebellion Against Naked Body Scanners
http://bit.ly/g3wjre

Warrant needed to snoop on your emails, court finally rules
http://bit.ly/eVEdc8

New Jersey looks to ban TSA searches
http://bit.ly/fa8iKY

‘Birther’ Faces 18 Months in Prison for Refusing Deployment to Afghanistan
http://abcn.ws/e03ldj

New high-tech licenses slow down DMV delivery
http://bit.ly/fmSRbw

Trimming the Powers of the Federal Police Stat
http://bit.ly/fBbDw7

Please don't ignore small restrictions on our liberties
http://bit.ly/fdUvIT

Police Arrested Twelve Year Old Boy for Refusing Vaccine at School
http://bit.ly/g8G6kH

Texans Against Tar Sands - Canadian Company Taking Peoples land in TX
http://on.fb.me/fU6QkJ

Dalton McGuinty's police state: Blizzard
http://bit.ly/dQqgdY

The Potential Cost Of Speaking Out
http://bit.ly/hJJxlY

Activist Calls Wal-Mart: Everyone is a Suspect, The Wal-Mart – DHS Connection (VIDEO)
http://bit.ly/eBPCoX

Violated by TSA at Tampa airport
http://bit.ly/dUH726

Hate to see when police use unreasonable force
http://bit.ly/gTCsqD

Police-state tactics against protesters in Britain
http://bit.ly/dJU9Mz

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Bridgeport man arrested for paying off DMV worker
http://bit.ly/habc3m

Colorado flunks test of its information security systems
http://bit.ly/elaHgk

Organizations Ask Virginia DMV to Accept Immigrant Work Permits for Licenses Again
http://bit.ly/htn0rZ

Cop Talk: DMV has no reason to check medical records
http://bit.ly/eRCWJH

Another Nail in REAL ID's Coffin
http://bit.ly/eilmPC

Colo. cities concerned, but officials don't lose sleep over cybersecurit
http://bit.ly/gSmGSJ

Audit says Colo. computers at "high risk" of an online attack after hired hackers gain acces
http://bit.ly/exxRP9

Florida DMV to Cancel Online Testing Program, Adding Wait Time to DMV Offices
http://bit.ly/ehOPX4

Expect 2-month wait to get new California driver's license
http://bit.ly/hpsVfW

End of Privacy: Your Facebook ID is marketers' Holy Grail
http://yhoo.it/hp7rF5

House Strips Funding for Secure Driver's License Program
http://bit.ly/hwXQuR

Despite being outmoded, a confidential license plate program keeps growing
http://bit.ly/hmnNPU

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments
http://bit.ly/dEGKPF

McCaskill Masquerading as a fiscal moderate
http://bit.ly/eUZEGP

FCC Manipulates Net Neutrality With Typical Liberal Trickery
http://bit.ly/fMt6T0

No ‘substantive’ damage from Wikileaks, Biden admits
http://bit.ly/ffGaTd

Indiana Land Owner, Dick Thompson Facing Eviction Sells Land and is Leaving Corrupt County
http://bit.ly/fR9Sdm

The Age Of Rage: Europe Is Exploding
http://bit.ly/f7v5bm

US may charge Assange with conspiring to leak cables: report
http://bit.ly/e0W6oa

Senate GOP likely to force confrontation of FCC net neutrality rules
http://bit.ly/fiGoLD

Chinese rush to gold as inflation fears bite
http://bit.ly/fSl4ss

Halliburton reportedly agrees to pay Nigeria $250 million to drop bribery charges against Cheney, firm
http://bit.ly/fCleAP

Tax package heads toward passage in Senate
http://yhoo.it/ih2T5T

ECONOMIC NEWS

Some Michigan Schools May Not See Inspections
http://bit.ly/fTFVCI

10 Trends for 2011
http://bit.ly/dEa6Rb

Snow storms could put 1,000 firms out of business
http://bit.ly/ijLTWC

America's worst cities for finding a job
http://on.msnbc.com/eTDptd

Desperation Sets In: More Than 100,000 People Apply For Low Paying Flight Attendant Positions
http://bit.ly/gBbQU7

Need A Job? Too Bad! The Good Jobs Are Being Shipped Out Of America
http://bit.ly/gyZAp6

When Americans Lose Everything, They Start To Lose It
http://bit.ly/hukTvq

16 Nightmarish Economic Trends To Watch Carefully In 2011
http://bit.ly/ieTJjG

Yahoo rings in holidays by trimming work force 4% as 600 people lose their jobs
http://yhoo.it/hIpeFa

Sales being lost as lenders adopt much tougher rules for homes' worth
http://on.msnbc.com/gpsvfi

State Employees Don't Have to Pay Bridge Tolls - Yeah That's Fair
http://bit.ly/h9NVCh

North American Union-SPP agenda re-manifests through Knowyourborder.gov
http://bit.ly/iaf9GI

G20 fallout resonates
http://bit.ly/dLa0xm

On The Chopping Block - Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid
http://bit.ly/etJDmt

Assange Wined And Dined At US Embassy
http://bit.ly/hWWjGp

Revealed: How the CIA protected Nazi murderers
http://ind.pn/hUbNV3

The Fix Is In - Expect Democrats To Buckle
http://bit.ly/hlr8Ub

Start A Business? In The United States? Are You Kidding Me?
http://bit.ly/dUfb6h


CHRISIANITY NEWS

Mark your calendars for Jesus' return - A Reason Why you should never make predications like this
http://bit.ly/eSOCvw

Christian broadcaster censored
http://bit.ly/f8dTiy

Chaplain: Congress redefines morality
http://bit.ly/giB5C8

How Great Is That Darkness
http://bit.ly/gosNrU

MORAL DECLINE

White Teen Couple Attacked By Blacks On WA Bus - Was This a Hate Crime?
http://abcn.ws/fLrFbU

Mother killed, 6 hurt in gunbattle at Calif. mall
http://yhoo.it/el6Egw

Police Seize $22,000 in Sex Toys and Other Explicit Items from Spencer’s Gifts
http://bit.ly/gXGtKx

The Death Of Common Sense
http://bit.ly/guZ5jU

Sault Ste. Marie police chief suspended over drunken-driving arrest
http://bit.ly/dIsUVm

Grandma: Teacher Used Duct Tape to Stop 5 Year Old's Thumb Sucking
http://bit.ly/fSzsF2

Utah Girl tied up during Home Burglary
http://bit.ly/hsKQBJ

Woman robbed by 2 people she had considered friends
http://bit.ly/fWyktm

STRANGE NEWS

Randy Quaid's wife misses Calif. court hearing
http://bit.ly/ebnKrc

HEALTH NEWS

EPA Complicit in Colony Collapse Disorder?
http://bit.ly/hiOJmz

Warning: Christmas colored chips, cookies and treats may be poisoning your children
http://bit.ly/hT8k8l

HACKER NEWS

English Defence League member list stolen by hackers
http://bit.ly/g1Mla4

Survey reveals passwords are weakest link in online security
http://bit.ly/gLoT0M

Most hacker attacks are quietly blocked
http://bit.ly/hgVk9D

Researchers Create Controlled Botnet to Foil..
http://bit.ly/h7kpI9

Romanian Police Arrest 42 VoIP Hackers
http://bit.ly/hgOnE2

Performance management - Hackers attack e-retailers on peak shopping days
http://bit.ly/hlHsgt

$4 Million Price Tag to Clean Up after OSU Hacker Attack
http://bit.ly/ifiTFv

CMP tells forum its 'smart' meters are safe from hackers, fire - Yes and Democrats are fiscally conservative
http://bit.ly/hxCykt

Hacker warning over internet-connected HDTVs
http://bit.ly/dIFi8y

Twitter and LinkedIn users among millions told to change passwords after hackers strik
http://bit.ly/g9sDfz

Hacker breaches OSU computers
http://bit.ly/fseApE

13 million deviantART e-mail addresses exposed by hackers
http://bit.ly/eDIr72

FBI Memos Reveal Cost of Hacker Attacks
http://bit.ly/hra36d

McDonald's and Walgreens: email addresses, birth dates stolen by hackers
http://bit.ly/hgynTT

Email, Birthdays of McDonald's Customers Hacked
http://abcn.ws/f0STU5

The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords
http://on.wsj.com/gRD03P

The legal risks of joining a botnet which is participating in DDoS attacks
http://bit.ly/dJFn9z

Assange granted bail but still jailed, 3 hackers arrested, Air Force blocks access to cables
http://bit.ly/eAgIzf

Iowa's AMBER Alert to be tested
http://bit.ly/hDdltx

'Anonymous' Hackers Take the Battle to Fax Machines
http://bit.ly/gcIZzJ

Pro-Wikileaks hackers face retaliation
http://bit.ly/ewL5An

Gawker, McDonald's, DeviantART Attacks Suggest Massive Hacker Race for Glory: Expert
http://bit.ly/ethc0x

Gawker Media boss to meet with FBI after hackers stole readers' email addresses and passwords
http://bit.ly/eS9Mh5

Gawker security still not solved
http://bit.ly/fGfCtT

Spam Attack Hits Twitter, Tied To Gawker Breach
http://n.pr/giYeiq

Forget WikiLeaks. How about the photocopier?
http://bit.ly/hvBdCY

NY officials want global effort for online attacks
http://on.wsj.com/f9M4F9

Operation Payback has new target: Corporate fax machines
http://bit.ly/eV4YVj

WikiLeaks Indirectly Reveals IT Holes in Data and Payments Protection
http://bit.ly/eQk9c0

Hackers Are Old News: Why All The Hype On Cyber Terrorism
http://bit.ly/fVaSBl

Walgreens warns hackers sent fake emails to customers trying to get credit card numbers
http://bit.ly/gnh0Ui

Hackers could use leaked Gawker info to attack government workers
http://bit.ly/he0zJR

GAWKER HACKED!
http://read.bi/ehoM0k

Hackers Steal McDonald's Customer Data
http://bit.ly/fjL61Z

McDonald's Customer Data Compromised through Contractor
http://bit.ly/gXlj8V

10/04/10

Government Snooping in Your Trash

Somebody could be snooping in your trash . . . and you're paying for it!

In a growing number of cities across the U.S., local governments are placing computer chips in recycling bins to collect data on refuse disposal, and then fining residents who don't participate in recycling efforts and forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the environment.

In at least one city, Dayton, Ohio, this invasion of your privacy is paid for by federal "Stimulus" funds.

Worse, there is evidence that recycling programs actually HARM the environment
!

Dayton's recycling subsidy is just one of thousands of examples of misspent Stimulus funds, and another piece of evidence that the Stimulus should never have passed.

So please send another letter telling Congress to rescind all remaining Stimulus funds using DownsizeDC.org's Cut Spending Campaign.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

The Stimulus was advertised as putting money in "shovel-ready" projects that would create jobs. But it is a gigantic waste and you must rescind all remaining funds.

For example: $500,000 went to the city of Dayton, Ohio to snoop in people's garbage and rearrange trash bins! http://www.whiotv.com/money/24513951/detail.html

This isn't job creation, it's social engineering.

Dayton's trash disposal policy is Dayton's concern, not mine or yours. The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to give aid to states or cities, which means federal funding of this program violates the Tenth Amendment.

There are 99 similarly wasteful projects listed in a report by Sens. McCain and Coburn that you should read. http://coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=a7e82141-1a9e-4eec-b160-6a8e62427efb

I resent my dollars paying for projects like these. Rescind the Stimulus!

END LETTER


You can send your letter through DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System
.

And if you are as outraged by government waste as we are, please forward this to friends and "like" our Facebook page.

____________________________________________________________

GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matthew 6:8 (KJV)


IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obama’s Grab for New Spy Powers
http://bit.ly/sKu8e

POLICE STATE NEWS

Why death rates INCREASED in 20mph zones... and getting rid of cameras reduces accidents
http://bit.ly/dsHDt2

Stop-sign cameras catch Calif. drivers off guard
http://bit.ly/d3oeQM

The Truth Police
http://bit.ly/byXfyQ

Google CEO: We Know Where You Are. We Know Where You’ve Been....
http://bit.ly/ap7134

New website lets citizen spies snoop on thousands of CCTV cameras – and get cash rewards for spotting ‘crimes’
http://bit.ly/aUEKMV

Police Brutality: Oakland Police Leave Note To Family ‘We Killed Your Dog’
http://bit.ly/dzvMmn

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Ga. federal judge arrested on drug, gun charges
http://yhoo.it/d57zrj

Gun case defying feds heads to appeals court
http://bit.ly/9D3FKb

Schwarzenegger vetoes bill seeking companies' WWII roles - Why hold them accountable for their terrible actions
http://bit.ly/b91NEo

Ford and GM Scrutinized for Alleged Nazi Collaboration
http://wapo.st/11j4tD

Eye-popping power grab: Licensing of U.S. colleges
http://bit.ly/bCF13E

McCain's Jail US Citizens Indefinitely Bill In Committee
http://bit.ly/bexhZq

Read McCain's US Citizen Detention Bill S 3081
http://bit.ly/dC8Ueh

US Government, Corporate Media Hatch “Irritating” And Unfounded Terror Plot
http://bit.ly/bd8f3t

October Surprise: Terror Hysteria Recycled In Election Ploy
http://bit.ly/cnZY5S

ECONOMIC NEWS

New Yorkers hit with nearly 5% state clothes tax
http://bit.ly/cwqpqF

BofA suspends foreclosures in 23 states
http://yhoo.it/9C43NY

Wall Street Sees World Economy Decoupling From U.S.
http://bit.ly/9BjxQK

IMF admits that the West is stuck in near depression
http://bit.ly/diAVVX

Report: Verizon to Pay $90M in Customer Refunds
http://bit.ly/c5wuIo

HEALTH NEWS

The boy of three trapped in the world of Thomas The Tank Engine after watching show for five hours a day
http://bit.ly/b4ilHt

Plane with sick child held at gate in Colorado
http://bit.ly/93dV1B

GLOBAL WARMING

Splattergate: ‘Oh well, we live and learn….’
http://bit.ly/ajONmw

Get ready for new big chill as forecasters predict back-to-back ‘white-out’ winters
http://bit.ly/cffof2

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

20 kidnapped in Mexican resort city of Acapulco
http://bit.ly/aAa57l

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ottawa moves to protect government computer systems from hackers, cyber attacks
http://bit.ly/aGy3XW

Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial
http://wapo.st/csaqW4

Internet monitoring plan threatens privacy
http://bit.ly/csNB8m

Hackers Inject Univ. of Michigan 'Fight Song' Onto System During D.C. Internet Voting Scheme Tests
http://bit.ly/bocSMG

Iran says it has defeated computer code which attacked its nuclear power plants
http://bit.ly/a8qLQF

Cheap costs for hackers may lead to thousands in consumer credit card debt
http://bit.ly/aG7FCw

Cyber-thieves hit town fund
http://bit.ly/9NkTpo

48 hackers charged so far with stealing $12.5M from banks
http://usat.ly/anxMGE

FBI Arrest Over 100, Uncovers Cyber Crime Ring
http://bit.ly/dy5Mpq

Ottawa moves to protect government computer systems from hackers, cyber attacks
http://bit.ly/aGy3XW

Another Voice: Privacy vs. security on the Internet
http://bit.ly/dsfSeD

DUMBED DOWN AMERICA

Are we raising a generation of nincompoops?
http://bit.ly/9tDgeF

09/02/10

What Your PC Knows About You

by Mark Nestmann
Sovereign Society

If someone could secretly stand behind you and monitor everything you’ve done on your PC, what would they discover about you that you would prefer to keep private? Thanks to new technologies that secretly track everywhere you go on the Internet, that’s an appropriate comparison of the threat you face unless you take advance precautions.

Perhaps you’ve never visited a Web site you wouldn’t want your spouse, your children, your neighbors, or the FBI to know about. Perhaps you really do have “nothing to hide.” But if you do, you’ll want to understand the threat to your privacy – and what you can do to protect yourself.

The centerpiece of this threat is a tracking technology that records what Web sites you visit, what links you click on, and what types of search engine questions you ask. If you’ve entered personal information into applications that use these technologies, that data is stored as well. All of it is written to hidden directories on your hard disk. And there it stays – permanently – unless you know how to delete it.

Usually what’s recorded is innocuous. You might not mind that your hard disk has a record of the movies you’ve rented, the fact that you’re interested in photography, or that you want to take pilot lessons. And you might not object to the fact that the companies that create these hidden directories sell the information. For instance, a company selling photographic supplies would surely be interested in presenting an advertisement for its services to someone with a proven interest in photography.

However, perhaps your interests are a bit more controversial. Or even if they’re not, perhaps someone with access to your PC has less conventional preferences than you. In that event, the data in the hidden directories could possibly come back to haunt you, should your PC ever be compromised – or searched by law enforcement.

Say, for instance, that you – or someone with access to your PC – watch a controversial video on the Internet. Guess what? The Web site serving up the video to your browser most likely plants a tracking beacon on your hard drive, where it stays – potentially, forever. Erasing “cookies” in your browser will NOT delete these beacons!

The largest offender in this regard is probably a program called Adobe Flash Player (AFP). Many Web sites use AFP to deliver audio and visual content. But AFP also creates a hidden directory on your hard disk to track the Web sites you visit, especially those with interactive or multimedia features. Companies that plant the beacons use them to personalize your browsing experience, and also sell the data they contain to direct marketing companies.

Since you can’t delete these files from your browser, the most practical way to deal with them is to install a browser add-on program to manage and delete them. One such program is “Better Privacy,” an add-on for Firefox. You can download it here. I’ve configured Better Privacy to delete all AFP beacons when I shut down my browser.

I also suggest that you configure AFP to minimize tracking altogether. You can adjust its settings using a virtual control panel.

I’ve adjusted the settings on my PC to always deny access to my PC’s camera or microphone, never storing any content, and deleting all records of Web sites I’ve visited that use AFP. Those settings, together with the Better Privacy add-on, seem to have rid my PC of “beacons” – at least those from AFP. These settings limit functionality on some Web sites, but so long as you configure AFP to allow programs to ask you for permission to store content, you can control which ones have access to your PC. When you exit your browser, Better Privacy deletes them.

Incidentally, none of AFP’s tracking software violates any U.S. law; at least none of which I’m aware. And don’t look to the government for help – law enforcement agencies surely find beacons on your PC a highly informative tool to track your Web browsing behavior.

With big business and big government collaborating to invade your online privacy, you have only one resource to depend upon – yourself. So if you don’t want permanent records of your online life residing on your hard drive, don’t call your Congressman for help. You alone must take responsibility for protecting your online privacy.

September 2, 2010

Mark Nestmann is a journalist with more than 20 years of investigative experience and is a charter member of The Sovereign Society’s Council of Experts. He has authored over a dozen books and many additional reports on wealth preservation, privacy and offshore investing. Mark serves as president of his own international consulting firm, The Nestmann Group, Ltd. The Nestmann Group provides international wealth preservation services for high-net worth individuals. Mark is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (member of subcommittee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Committee on Taxation) and member of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2005, he was awarded a Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree in international tax law at the Vienna (Austria) University of Economics and Business Administration.

Copyright © 2010 Mark Nestmann

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obamacare and the Excise Tax
http://bit.ly/9dp3Mt

Obamacare's Leading Edge of Bankruptcy: Early-Retiree Insurance
http://bit.ly/crDSmv

Obamas Missing Trade Stimulus
http://bit.ly/9QgenU

OBAMA CARE

Pawlenty signs executive order to decline 'Obamacare'
http://bit.ly/aH2EBZ

Dems do not want to talk about ObamaCare
http://bit.ly/bRKXLb

People V.US Files Comprehensive Suit on ObamaCare
http://bit.ly/d2W2WR

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

NEW Movie Coming Out - I Want Your Money
http://bit.ly/9rl7Ng

5,800 dead in Ohio still on voter rolls
http://bit.ly/cCcMRO

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says she'll repay scholarship funds by week's end
http://bit.ly/aswll7

Logansport is cracking down on illegal signs
http://bit.ly/byfPAh

Winthrop’s marshal doesn’t buy girl’s story, issues littering ticket
http://bit.ly/bqfTrC

Top Russian spy’s body washes up 'after swimming accident’
http://bit.ly/dmk41a

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Big incentive for school attendance: Cash
http://bit.ly/c54dGC

POLICE STATE NEWS

Traffic Cameras Play Bad Cop in Civil Liberties Versus Safety Battle
http://bit.ly/buoB02

School Puts RFID In Children’s Backpacks For GPS Tracking
http://bit.ly/ceJT6n

Officer-involved shooting leaves teen dead
http://bit.ly/do9gY5

Police exempt as laws target distracted drivers
http://bit.ly/bOvD2e

Vin Suprynowicz: It's fine for police to kill people, so long as there's no 'ill will'
http://bit.ly/avD9mU

NC - 8 arrested in high-stakes poker bust
http://bit.ly/cWQcJE

China requires ID to buy mobile phone numbers
http://bit.ly/9EUSxW

ECONOMIC NEWS

Homelessness Up 50% In New York City
http://bit.ly/9Lfn6t

Feds eyeing private money to finance deficit?
http://bit.ly/dcIUSo

Gold Is Surging This Morning, And Within A Rock’s Throw Of A Brand New Record
http://bit.ly/dllUBe

Investors Spooked As Glitch Sends Gold To $3400
http://bit.ly/d8jfHo

Cash-Poor Governments Ditching Public Hospitals
http://bit.ly/b3uswx

Young entrepreneur gets some recognition and some help for college
http://bit.ly/bBM0md

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

MI Secretary of State explains RFID technology used in enhanced drivers license
http://bit.ly/9UuA7r

Reports of DMV computer outages around California are exaggerated, official says
http://bit.ly/ctXCBu

No timetable set for return of VA DMV licensing service
http://bit.ly/9bO1R3

DMV: Still experiencing computer problems
http://bit.ly/bMv3R9

Downed circuit compounds computer problems at DMV
http://bit.ly/9LB3zK

Wyoming IDs receive makeover
http://bit.ly/auhgP2

Welcome Back to School; Here's Your Student REAL ID Card
http://bit.ly/cpZYMR

Immigrant license surge argues for two-tier system
http://bit.ly/d6PEWi

Computer problem halts licenses at Virginia DMV centers
http://bit.ly/aCQ0ng

Boston Tea Party National Committee opposes National ID
http://bit.ly/aRm9jn

Woman says mother's eyes taken in DMV mishap
http://bit.ly/9mwhyn

MASS SHOOTINGS IN NEWS

Police: Gunman inside Discovery building
http://bit.ly/aaYXuW

Environmental Militant Takes Hostages at Discovery Channel Headquarters
http://bit.ly/c92ICJ

TERRORISM USA

Suspicious luggage sparks questioning
http://bit.ly/9V0Jo7

HEALTH NEWS

Why you should NEVER trust labels on food
http://bit.ly/cr2WVZ

India Rejects H1N1 Shots After Vaccines Kill Children
http://bit.ly/c6njrT

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers based in Russia Blamed in Jason's Deli Case
http://bit.ly/bUNb5v

Quantum Hackers Use Lasers to Crack Powerful Encryption Without Leaving a Trace
http://bit.ly/9qxksT

Invisible Bracelet Launches Nationwide Emergency Medical Notification Text Messaging Service
http://bit.ly/dvkMqY

Cars: The next hacking frontier?
http://bit.ly/b9sYfA

Threats Permeate Wi-Fi Hotspots
http://bit.ly/bURvTc

Pentagon breached by foreign hacker
http://bit.ly/cnvD9T

Hackers Steal Army Secrets From South Korea
http://bit.ly/a4D1D2

08/25/10

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500 Million Sensitive Records Breached Since 2005

San Diego, CA, August 25, 2010 -- The most recent total from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s Chronology of Data Breaches shows more than a half billion sensitive records breached since 2005, leaving Americans vulnerable to identity theft.

Employees losing laptop computers, hackers downloading credit card numbers and sensitive personal data accidentally exposed online -- the Chronology of Data Breaches shows hundreds of ways that the personal information of consumers is lost, stolen or exposed.

The Chronology of Data Breaches, a project of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse since 2005, lists incidents involving breached consumer information, such as personal medical records, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers.

The most recent total, published last night, is a wake-up call to consumers who think identity theft can’t happen to them.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse estimates that the Chronology shows only a fraction of the total number of data breaches.

"This is a conservative number," says Director Beth Givens, "We generally learn about breaches that garner media attention.
Unfortunately, many do not. And, because many states do not require companies to report data breaches to a central clearinghouse, data breaches occur that we never hear about.
Our Chronology is only a sampling."

Data breaches of sensitive information, especially Social Security and credit card numbers, make consumers vulnerable to identity theft. According to a 2009 Javelin Research & Strategy, individuals are four times more likely to be the victim of identity theft in the year after receiving a data breach notification letter.
https://www.javelinstrategy.com/brochure-158

The recently expanded Chronology provides consumers and researchers the ability to perform rapid searches to identify trends in data breaches. It also allows visitors to look up businesses, agencies and organizations by name.

Unfortunately, consumers cannot completely protect themselves from a data breach. It is up to organizations that collect data on consumers to take the steps to ensure the privacy
and security of the data they collect and maintain.

Visit the Chronology now - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach

Try the custom sort feature - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach#CP

Learn how to take advantage of the Chronology’s interactive features - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach-how-to

Resources:
Open Security Foundation’s DatalossDB http://www.datalossdb.org Office of Inadequate Security http://www.databreaches.net Personal Health Information Privacy http://www.phiprivacy.net National Association for Information Destruction, Inc http://www.naidonline.org


IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION NEWS

Obama To Replace Washington On Dollar Bill?
http://bit.ly/cQtOWM

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT NEWS

Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski in jeopardy
http://bit.ly/ciJIeA

Two GOP attorney general candidates websites attacked, Bondis untouched
http://bit.ly/9J03R8

POLICE STATE NEWS

The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS
http://bit.ly/bynIOe

The facial recognition software that will put a name to every photograph in the internet
http://bit.ly/bNJtoQ

4th Amendment Violating Mobile X-Ray Scanners Hit The Streets
http://bit.ly/cHmkZr

After Hurricane Katrina, NOLA cops told to shoot looters
http://bit.ly/d9OLUe

Following EPIC FOIA Lawsuit, US Senators Raise Questions About Retention of Body Scanner Images
http://bit.ly/9nDs2y

EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of Body Scanner Program)
http://bit.ly/9ep3X8

Protesters demand withdrawal of G20 charges
http://bit.ly/autOUz

Pentagon Teaches Kindergarten Kids As U.S. Schools Are Militarized For Martial Law Conditioning
http://bit.ly/dB2cnZ

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID
http://bit.ly/b2lXmX

Ex-DMV Employee Sentenced For Issuing Fake IDs
http://bit.ly/d6DPVc

Universities Endanger Students' Privacy
http://bit.ly/cBOxNN

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Bad flash drive caused worst U.S. military breach
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20014732-245.html

Hackers see opportunities in the cloud
http://bit.ly/c5ec4p

Facebook Uses RFID to Track Users' Locations for Advertising Promotion
http://bit.ly/b1siVO

Facebook "Places" Embeds Privacy Risks, Complicated and Ephemeral Opt-Out Unfair to Users
http://bit.ly/avb7l7

Almost one in four security breaches affected health centers in 2010
http://bit.ly/cFpRnc

Hackers steal iTunes accounts, make bogus purchases
http://bit.ly/clY3wG

Hackers Drain Users PayPal Accounts Through iTunes
http://bit.ly/cbj6Vm

DEF CON Survey Reveals Vast Scale of Cloud Hacking
http://bit.ly/bsQDKP

ECONOMIC NEWS

Home Sales Drop 27 Percent In July And Things Are Only Going To Get Worse For The U.S. Housing Industry
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Let the Housing Market Normalize!
http://bit.ly/bJWhlp

Eight Banks Collapse Last Week As Questions Arise On FDIC
http://bit.ly/cXTgBf

HEALTH NEWS

Eggs from Iowa farms could come to table near you
http://yhoo.it/cnoX6f

Electromagnetic pulse can be used to disrupt morality in the human brain
http://bit.ly/aHc0zF

52% Concerned About Safety of Vaccines
http://bit.ly/axhonM

Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class
http://nyti.ms/ax1JTO

09/02/09

Politicians Running Scared from their Constituents

Americans are standing up and speaking up when it comes to their rights. The health care issue, national id, food control, illegal immigration and the list goes on.

Members of the US Congress and House are all running scared and not facing their constituents. Many like Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has been having town hall meetings across the state but the only way people could get in to see her was to pre-register. This method prevents those who had not heard about it until the day before to enter into the meeting.

Members of Congress such as Representative Heath Shuler (D)of North Carolina, has opted to use tele-town hall meetings where questions could be screened and answered. This method allows him to pick and choose the questions and pre-plan the answers.

State Reps like Rep Mitch Gillespie who does not care about the privacy and security of the residents of North Carolina enough to even consider working on Legislation to stop the National ID Card in NC.

A recent conversation with Mitch went as follows:

"Another Session with Mitch ignoring the voice of We the People. Perhaps he won’t be reelected. My fingers are crossed. My emails are being sent out across the district. "

Mitch: "Maybe a democrat will get elected then see what your chances are."

"So long as they have the fortitude to stand up for those they represent and are willing to abide by the Constitution which they swore to uphold and protect, then party affiliation is a moot point. I suppose however, we would have no less of a chance than we did with you in office."

Mitch: "This thinking shows you don't understand anything about the political process. I will remove you from my contacts, you need to contact Sen. Queen in the future."

Mitch Gillespie's response was to ignore the people he is supposed to represent.

In all the above cases there is a clear case of no right to redress of grievances as provided by our Constitution.

Americans are correct in that they want to vote the majority of these clowns out of office and replace them with people who will abide by their oath of office.

The legislators are too afraid to face the people and with just cause because come next election cycle they may be out of a job. It is up to us "We the People" to find real representatives or to run for office ourselves in order to return our nation to the core values that made it great.

GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
3 JOHN 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (KJV)


IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

President Obamas Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009
http://www.docstoc.com

YouTube - What Obama Doesn't Want Americans To See
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z32Ayet7SKU

CENSUS 2009

Students' take-home assignment: Census kits
www.usatoday.com

Obamas little ACORNs Using your kids to collect census data 8/26/09
www.fireandreamitchell.com

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Does this bill repeal REAL ID? 9/2/09
http://libertymaven.com

Former Delaware state CIO goes to LexisNexis 9/1/09
http://civsourceonline.com

DMV closes license plate office after employee's arrest 9/1/09
http://www2.journalnow.com

ID Cards - a World View 8/31/09
www.globalresearch.ca

CHRISTIANITY IN THE NEWS

World’s most popular Bible to be revised
Some gender terms could get makeover in first update in quarter century 9/1/09
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32644719/ns/us_news-faith/?GT1=43001

Ohio mosque a 'danger' to teen convert 9/1/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=661906

City dumps discriminatory language in access policies 8/31/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=660664

Message to anti-prayer group: Don't cross LaCrosse 8/31/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=660522

Pastor's Obama Rants 'Incomprehensible' 8/30/09
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/politics/pastors_obama_rant_08_30_2009

Elderly shut-ins fight for religious care 8/27/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=657660

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress - Rasmussen Reports
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2009/57_would_like_to_replace_entire_congress

Freed reporters say they were dragged into NKorea 9/2/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090902/ap_on_re_us/us_nkorea_journalists_freed

Lawmakers play solitaire during budget debate
http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2009/09/senate-debating-new-state-budg.html

Link to the Image of Lawmakers playing solitaire during budget debate
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-monday-budget-meeting-pictures-0831,0,4194637.photogallery

GOP senators seek go-slow approach on health care 9/1/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090901/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_republicans

US health insurers face new questions 8/31/09
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3f5457e0-9681-11de-84d1-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

Teen Gitmo detainee sues U.S. for mistreatment 8/31/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=661746

Czar's 'communist manifesto' scrubbed from Net 8/30/09
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108445

Embryonic research against the law? 8/28/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=657926

Have you heard about the company that runs Britain? 8/26/09
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/6092941/Have-you-heard-about-the-company-that-runs-Britain.html

Feds cracking down on garage sales 8/21/09
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/226/story/74102.html

PREPARING FOR THE WORST

'Preppers' get ready for the worst 8/31/09
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108555

PANDEMIC 2009

Obama says Americans should get swine flu vaccine 9/1/09
Well if Obama Says I Should That's Good Enought Reason for Me
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9AEMPKO1&show_article=1&catnum=0

Quality Associates Introduces H1N1 Flu Vaccine Forms Processing Service For States, Municipalities And Healthcare Providers 9/2/09
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/162732.php

'Sesame Street' to Combat Swine Flu 9/1/09
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa27.cfm

Hands-Off Plan: Schools Ban Touching To Fight H1N1 9/1/09
http://wcbstv.com/health/h1n1.swine.flu.2.1155084.html

Pandemic panic: Why feds pushing flu shot? 8/31/09
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108478

Police Stationed outside of Homes of those Quarantined with H1N1 8/31/09
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/56413977.html?elr=KArksUUUycaEacyU

State preps to relocate quarantined H1N1 victims 8/31/09
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108548

HEALTH NEWS

Swine Flu Scares at Colleges & Wind Farms Bad for Health - Video
http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=36366766001&s

TOWN HALLS

Hundreds of People Wait for McCaskill Forum 8/31/09
http://www.ksmu.org/content/view/5070/66/

ECONOMIC NEWS

Mortgage Bankers: Break Up Freddie and Fannie 9/2/09
http://moneynews.newsmax.com/financenews/mortgages/2009/09/02/255381.html

Russian Professor: Collapse Of America Could Begin In Two Months 9/1/09
http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-professor-collapse-of-america-could-begin-in-two-months.html

Watch Out for Unemployment, the Silent Killer 8/31/09
http://moneynews.newsmax.com/dan_mangru/unemployment/2009/08/31/254414.html

Fed Secretive for Good Reason 8/31/09
http://www.moneynews.com/streettalk/kasriel_fed_secrets/2009/08/31/254632.html

Bank CEO: Another 1,000 Banks Will Fail 8/31/09
http://www.moneynews.com/streettalk/kanas_bank_failures/2009/08/31/254634.html

Dollar Is Funny Money in Push for World Currency 8/31/09
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=adiwJJwwge88

POLICE STATE NEWS

Evacuation holdouts defy danger to protect homes 9/2/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090902/ap_on_re_us/us_wildifires_holdouts

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Could Modern Science Play A Role In The Coming Of Apollo?
http://defenderpublishing.blogspot.com/2009/08/part-twenty-one-read-it-before-it-is.html

Four Ways to Hack the Smart Grid 9/1/09
http://www.reuters.com/article/gwmTechnology/idUS122516174720090901

IBM patents TV remote that blogs, tweets 8/31/09
http://adecon101.blogspot.com/2009/08/ibm-patents-tv-remote-that-blogs-tweets.html

Google 'evangelist' sees web, brain implant link 8/23/09
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/2779006/Google-evangelist-sees-web-brain-implant-link

IEEE Spectrum: Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens
http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/augmented-reality-in-a-contact-lens/0

Active Rotors Ready for Lift-Off? 8/28/09
http://www.aviationweek.com

INTERESTING NEWS

Michael Jackson’s final home sits atop 13 stories of secret catacombs housing Satanists and gypsies
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-01/michaels-foreverland/

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Death penalty sought for illegal alien murder suspect 8/28/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=660644

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

"Hubby Hubby": Ben & Jerry's Shows Gay Marriage Support With New Flavor 9/1/09
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/01/hubby-hubby-ben-jerrys-sh_n_273872.html

Ben & Jerrys Renames Legendary Flavor to Celebrate Freedom to Marry 9/1/09
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/benjerry/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090901005358&newsLang=en

Picture
http://www.benjerry.com/hubbyhubby/

YOU TUBE

END THE FED song by sleuth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNKHnVjIJM8

08/19/09

State Dept. claims RFID acts as intended, privacy still at risk

This message from BeatTheChip

Ultimately, Michael Holly, chief of consular affairs/international affairs at the U.S. Department of State, says Chris Paget’s interception of the passport card’s data is no reason for concern.

"Mr. Paget actually was doing nothing more than what we intended to have happen…the card, if powered by a reader, will give off the ID number, which is simply a pointer to the data that we share with the Department of Homeland Security"

he says.

BTC Comment - Is the State Department's job is to make egregious hacks look like it was all their idea and that they have everything under control?

I guess the more important question to ask is: are you in control of your identity and where your private information lands due to RFID deployment?

If you are confident RFID is insecure you reserve the right to demand more privacy provisions, especially if it's a legal mandate and you are required to pay for it.

c/o WiFi PlanetThe presence of an RFID tag in U.S. passport cards has raised privacy concerns, but government officials insist the technology is safe--and that the efficiency it adds at land borders is worth the risk.

By the time WHTI went into effect on June 1st of this year, requiring Americans to present passport books, passport cards, or EDLs when crossing land borders into the United States, over a million RFID-enhanced passport cards had already been issued. While WHTI itself isn’t new, its implementation for land borders was delayed two years ago in order to allow for further testing of passport card technology.

It’s important to note that there’s a key difference between e-passports(passport books) and passport cards. While passport cards use vicinity RFID (EPC Gen 2) technology, which can be read at distances of up to 30 feet, e-passports use ISO 14443 contactless smart card tech with a read range of a few inches. To compensate for their readibility (and therefore hackability) at a distance, passport cards only transmit an ID number that relates back to information stored in a secure central database, while e-passports store and transmit much more detailed information about the passport holder.

According to Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, that difference was key to the selection of the two technologies. “The electronic passport was built knowing that it was going to store secure information like a person’s name, city of issuance, passport number, image of the person… and therefore they chose a more secure chip technology to protect that information—whereas the passport card was designed to be a static identifier to a central database, with no personal information stored in the chip itself,” he says.

Vanderhoof contends that the government’s decision to use the longer-range EPC Gen 2 technology in passport cards was a mistake. “The decision to trade speed over security and privacy, I think, was a poor decision on the part of the program managers under WHTI—but they repeatedly defended the decision because of the traffic flows through the land borders and the fact that they needed something that could be read from great distances,” he says.

Still, Paul Hunter, technical lead for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, insists that the time savings provided by the passport cards are considerable. “We can actually read the documents as they’re approaching the booth…which means, instead of handing a document to an officer and him swiping it or manually typing in data, the data’s already there, and now he can focus on the person, and he can focus on the conveyance…it saves six to eight seconds per person,” he says.

And at a land border, Hunter says, time is of the essence. “We’re talking over 100 million crossings a year,” he says. “Those six to eight seconds actually are very significant. We’ve done time and motion studies where we’ve actually measured the time it takes to take the document, to bring it into the booth, to either manually type or swipe and then wait for the results—and if you eliminate all that, you are actually on average saving between six to eight seconds.”

What’s more, Hunter says, the same technology has already been in use for over ten years in the government’s SENTRI and NEXUS trusted traveler programs. “And we have not had one reported incident of somebody skimming that data and using it for nefarious purposes…the reality is, it’s just a number,” he says. “And we further mitigate that by making sure the data that’s associated with that is in a secure back-end database.”

Ultimately, Michael Holly, chief of consular affairs/international affairs at the U.S. Department of State, says Chris Paget’s interception of the passport card’s data is no reason for concern. “Mr. Paget actually was doing nothing more than what we intended to have happen…the card, if powered by a reader, will give off the ID number, which is simply a pointer to the data that we share with the Department of Homeland Security,” he says.

But Paget himself, now president and CTO of the security research firm H4RDW4RE, says that ID number shouldn’t be so easily accessible. “You shouldn’t necessarily think of it as low-risk just because it’s a number,” he says. “Your social security number is just a number. Your credit card number is just a number. It’s the meaning that’s attached to those numbers that makes it risky—and in this instance, it’s an identifier for a person, so any time you see that identifier, you can be certain that you’re seeing that same person.”

One possible solution, Paget says, would be to add an on/off switch to the passport card, as has been suggested by Dr. Ann Cavoukian,Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian province of Ontario. Paget says it’s simply a matter of adding “a button on the card that you have to physically squeeze to turn the tag on, at which point it can be read—so it completely negates the need for shielding…because the tag is off until you actually want it to be turned on.”

The larger point, Paget says, is that RFID needs to be approached with the same caution as the Internet—both, essentially, are simply untrusted networks that move bits of data from point a to point b. “There’s no reason why RFID cannot have equivalent security to something like SSH or SSL that we use on the Internet all the time…I’m certainly not against RFID as a technology: I think it’s got great potential, but there needs to be a lot more security involved in the design of the systems,” he says.

GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
Psalms chapter 15
[A Psalm of David.] LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (KJV)

IN THE NEWS
REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

“Your Papers, Please!” 8/19/09
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/1668-your-papers-please

Department of Motor Vehicles employee arrested 8/19/09
http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2009/08/19/news/5_dmv_090819.txt

OBAMA NATION

'We Need To Beat Taliban To Stop New 9/11' 8/18/09
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Barack-Obama-On-Afghanistan-President-Tells-Veterans-In-Pheonix-Arizona-War-Is-Necessity/Article/200908315363448?f=rss

Voters' awareness up, Obama's popularity down 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=648722

ECONOMIC NEWS

FDIC Sees Ag Banks As The Next Big Crisis 8/18/09
http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/davidkohl/0818-FDIC-ag-bank-crisis/

Best & Worst US Cities For Job Seekers
http://www.indeed.com/jobtrends/unemployment

Stimulus Not Working as Advertised 8/18/09
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/us_economy_republicans/2009/08/18/249078.html

Consumers not feeling a recovery 8/13/09
http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/13/news/economy/retail_sales_July/index.htm?postversion=2009081311

OBAMA CARE

AARP losing tens of thousands of members over support for health care overhaul 8/17/09
http://www.courant.com/news/politics/sns-ap-us-health-overhaul-aarp%2C0%2C5794086.story

Senior citizens have a choice - AARP or ASA? 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=648398

Obama goes talk show route to sell health care 8/19/09
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/08/68497302/1

Waxman is leading charge to force private insurers to give up compensation info 8/19/09
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26251.html

Advice: Start from scratch on healthcare reform 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=648902

Healthcare 'co-ops' a step toward gov't control 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=648884

'WWJD' - about healthcare reform? 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=647036

Parental Authority Would Be Usurped would occur under Obamacare 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=647224

Whose medical decisions? 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=648344

New NRLC Resources on Abortion in Health Care Bills 8/17/09
http://www.christiannewswire.com/index.php?module=releases&task=view&releaseID=11247

POLICE STATE

False DNA evidence can be created (How long & How many Times have they done this?) 8/19/09
http://www.zeenews.com/news556512.html

Enhanced Check Stop nabs area drivers 8/19/09
Police State Canada Style
http://www.wetaskiwintimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1705207

Jersey City May Impose Nation's First Curfew for Adults 8/18/09
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/national/Jersey_City_May_Impose_Nations_First_Curfew_for_Adults_11072798

A persistent blogger annoys police -- and winds up in jail. 8/10/09
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/09/AR2009080902126.html

CONTROL THE FOOD SUPPLY AND...

Monsanto to Charge as Much as 42% More for New Seeds 8/13/09
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aLW8VZBkP3PA


EUTHANASIA - ITS AMERICAS NEW HAPPY PILL (Propaganda Machine at Work)

Study finds end-of-life counseling improves mood 8/18/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090818/ap_on_he_me/us_med_end_of_life

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Rep. Frank lashes out at protester for Nazi remark 8/19/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_re_us/us_health_care_frank

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Scalia says there’s nothing unconstitutional about executing the innocent 8/17/09
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/17/scalia-actual-innocence/

Seattle voters reject 20-cent grocery bag fee 8/19/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_re_us/us_seattle_election

I am finally scared of a White House administration 8/19/09
http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff081909.php3

National motto voted down in Florida 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=646996

Lawyer: FBI Trained Hal Turner As An "Agent Provocateur" 8/18/09
http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-web-hal-turner-0819aug19%2C0%2C1700724.story

Get Rid of the Politicians 8/18/09
http://moneynews.newsmax.com/streettalk/schiff_politicians/2009/08/18/249285.html

Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in 50 States 8/17/09
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/gallup_conservative_poll/2009/08/17/248984.html

GOVERNMENT WASTE

Some NY lawmakers collect pension pay and salaries 8/19/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_re_us/us_lawmaker_pensions

ABORTION IN THE NEWS

OK judge halts abortion law requiring ultrasound 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=648950

WAR ON DRUGS?

Traces of cocaine found on up to 90% of dollar bills in American cities 8/17/09
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/17/cocaine-dollar-bills-currency-us

Chemist finds cocaine on Detroit's paper money 8/19/09
http://www.freep.com/article/20090819/NEWS01/908190324/1322/Chemist-finds-cocaine-on-Detroit-s-paper-money

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Canada protects deadly bio-lab 8/18/09
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1902934

GLOBAL WARMING

Children are a blessing, not a carbon curse 8/18/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=644700

HOMESCHOOL NEWS

Sweden outlaws home schooling 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=648486

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Illegal aliens trump veterans at U.S. medical offices 8/19/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=647174

Fresh fight looms over immigration 8/18/09
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/18/fresh-fight-over-immigration/?page=2

Obama Ends Illegal Immigration Arrest Quotas 8/17/09
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/us_socal_immigration_enforcement/2009/08/17/248921.html

Deputies failed to report illegal immigrant's status, lawsuit says 8/13/09
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2009/08/deputies_failed_to_report_ille.html

US Mexico Business Council
http://www.usmexico.org/

COMMENTARY

Falling in Love 8/19/09
http://www.rense.com/general87/falling.htm

07/06/09

**CALL SENATE NOW!** EMERGENCY ALERT PART 1 - STOP S.1261 THE PASS ACT

Link: http://www.livefreeradio.net/index.php/call-senate-now-emergency-alert-part-1-s

Hi all,
This is one of my pet peeves, so I have to forward you the information as I get it. You want to Live Free? Tell it to those who are supposed to be representing you .

While you are calling to stop CAP & Trade, you may as well call about this issue too.

TAKE ACTION SPEAK UP NOW.

**CALL SENATE NOW!** EMERGENCY ALERT PART 1 - STOP S.1261 THE PASS ACT

"Mark of the Beast" - Stop 'The Pass Act' S. 1261

We need to keep the heat on all this week, it is time to start the next round of calls. They will be emptying out the voicemail boxes and be back to work this morning, keep burning up the lines!

This is an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT to stop S.1261, The Pass Act which is worse than Real ID. We need to contact all the members of the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to kill this before it gets to the Senate floor.


Tell them:

1. We are opposed to Real ID and the PASS Act
2. We are opposed to being enrolled in a Biometric Identification System
3. We don't want Social Security Numbers in our DMV databases
4. No RFID chips in our Driver's Licences
5. No federal intervention with the issuance of our State driver's licenses
6. We are not willing to trade our freedom for security.

All of these actions are unconstitutional and a direct attack on our civil liberties and our unalienable rights.

This ID is a GLOBAL BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (see this video for more details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kE8xDMokpM ) and is a direct attack on our national security.

This will take you 16 minutes (one minute for each committee member) see their contact info:

Sen. Joe Leiberman, DC voicemail: 202-224-404,
fax: 202-224-9750, CT: 800-225-5605 Committe Chair

Sen. Susan Collins, DC phone: 202-224-2523, fax 202-224-2693 Maine numbers

Sen. Daniel Akatta, DC phone: 202-224-6361, fax 202-224-2126,
HI: 808-522-8970 Bill SPONSOR

Sen. Michael Bennet, DC phone 202-224-5852, fax: 202-224-5036, Colorado numbers

Sen. Roland Burris, DC phone 202-224-2854 , fax: 202-228-3333, Illinois numbers

Sen. Thomas Carper, DC phone: 202-224-2441,
fax: 202-228-2190, Delaware numbers

Sen. Thomas Coburn, DC phone: 202-224-5754, fax: 202-224-6008, Oklahoma numbers

Sen. John Ensign, DC phone: 202-224-6244, fax: 202-228-2193, Nevada numbers

Sen. Lindsey Graham, DC phone: 202-224-5972, Fax: none listed, So. Carolina numbers

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, DC voicemail: 202-224-5824,
fax: 202-224-9735, Louisiana numbers

Sen. Carl Levin, DC phone: 202-224-6221, fax: 202-224-1388, Michigan numbers

Sen. John McCain, DC phone: 202-224-2235, fax: 202-228-2862, Arizona numbers

Sen. Claire McCaskill, DC phone: 202-224-6154, fax: 202-228-6326, Missouri numbers

Sen. Mark Pryor, DC phone: 202-224-2353, fax: 202-228-0908, Arkansas numbers

Sen. Jon Tester, DC phone: 202-224-2644, fax: 202-224-8594, Montana numbers

Sen. George Voinovich, DC phone: 202-224-3353, NO fax, Ohio numbers

If we do not do our part to protect freedom, Independence Day will be meaningless.

Thank you Donna for drafting this text. See http://StopRealIDCoalition.com for more information. Visit http://republicmagazine.com/webinar/previous.htm to hear the EMERGENCY Broadcast with Mark Lerner. Watch the short EMERGENCY ALERT Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kE8xDMokpM

Watch your email box for the second part of the action to squash this Bill.

Fight for freedom, take action, make the calls again, and please, forward and post this email EVERYWHERE.

Your Friend in Freedom,

Gary Franchi
National Director
Restore the Republic!


GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY

JOHN 8:32 And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free. (KJV)

IN THE NEWS
TEA PARTY NEWS

Thousands take part in 'tea party' protest against high taxes in Morristown 7/4/09
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/thousands_take_part_in_tea_par.html

TEA Party a grass-roots protest 7/4/09
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2009/jul/04/grass-roots-protest/

TEA Party activists rally at Capitol 7/4/09
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/04/tea.party/

REAL ID & IDENTITY THEFT NEWS

Bill banning forced identity-chip implants clears House 7/2/09
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20090702_Bill_banning_forced_identity-chip_implants_clears_House.html

ARE YOU A TERRORIST?

ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CLASSIFY PRO-LIFE, PRO-GUN AMERICANS AS TERRORISTS
http://www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news152.htm


MARTIAL LAW & POLICE STATE NEWS

Warning: American Gestapo ahead 7/4/09
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102970

Missouri National Guard Train to Kill Militia Insurgents in Exercise 7/3/09
http://www.prisonplanet.com/guard-units-train-for-militia-attacks.html

Strange Martial Law via Food Control: HR 2749 6/28/09
http://farmwars.info/?p=1145

Modern threats to American liberty 7/4/09
http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=523

What the Elite really Believe

Ecclestone under fire over Hitler remarks 7/4/09
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090705/tuk-ecclestone-under-fire-over-hitler-re-dba1618.html

ECONOMIC NEWS

AP analysis: Economic stress up in much of nation 7/6/09
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AP-analysis-Economic-stress-apf-2726778711.html?x=0

Counterfeit bust in Newport News 7/6/09
http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_nn_wavy_counterfeit_bust_20090706

As retailers cut back cities confront 'ghostboxes' 7/5/09
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/As-retailers-cut-back-cities-apf-1069919514.html?x=0

Biden: ‘We misread how bad the economy was’ 7/5/09
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31745563/ns/politics-white_house?GT1=43001

Failing US Banks seized by regulators 7/4/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14227

US Home Prices Seen Falling 40% Overall: Analyst 7/2/09
http://www.cnbc.com/id/31713614

Sweden Cuts Deposit Rate to NEGATIVE .25% 7/2/09
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweden-cuts-deposit-rate-to-negative-25.html

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Europe's free health care has a hefty price tag 7/5/09
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-07-05-europe-health_N.htm

The other 9/11 returns to haunt Latin America 7/4/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14232

Obama sends marines to suppress population of southern Afghanistan 7/4/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14228

Banking On Memory Loss 7/4/09
http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett203.htm

U.S. Uses False Taliban Aid Charge to Pressure Iran 7/4/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14230

North Korean Missile Threat: Made in the USA 7/3/09
http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korean-missile-threat-made-in-the-usa.html

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Dumb Americans revealed 7/5/09
http://www.svherald.com/articles/2009/07/05/opinion/our_views/doc4a50300e2ea35792623803.txt

American economy reversing immigration trend 7/6/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=587752

Border agent Nacho Ramos shares his story on July 4th 7/4/09
http://www.examiner.com/x-10317-San-Diego-County-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m7d6-Border-agent-Nacho-Ramos-shares-his-story-on-July-4th

Immigration Crackdown Shifts Focus to Employers 7/2/09
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124645046801579421.html

Serial Killer
Police may have killed suspect in S.C. slayings 7/6/09
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31759835/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?gt1=43001

YOU TUBE

John Scripsick Comments on Bush's July 4th Visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LFQkU1F6aI

VIDEO: Former General of all American Intelligence: An Aircraft did not hit the Pentagon on 9/11
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14239

01/23/09

More News From You

Link: http://www.livefreeradio.net/index.php/more-news-from-you

I am tempted to start asking people to stop sending me stories, but I will not do that because I appreciate all that you are doing.. I enjoy reading and learning so please keep them coming.

I am also looking for people to send original articles to write. Send me your sample articles. Feel free to research any topic from politics to health and send me the article to publish. You will get full credit and a link back to your web site if you have one and I use your article. Just be patient, because I am but one person and have to sift through all of the submission.

Today we have lots of news and information, so stay tuned. No fear mongering or hype, just good old fashioned talk radio.


GOD'S WORD TODAY

King James Bible
JAMES 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

IN THE NEWS

ALL THE WORLD LOVES TO BE ENSLAVED

So last night on PBS they aired an episode that I found very interesting. It took place in China and a fourth grade class was deciding who would be room monitor for the up-coming school season. There were 2 students running against the incumbent for the position, A girl and a chubby boy.

They said they were experimenting to show the children how a democracy works.

They each gave speeches and debated each other with a lot of coaching from their parents. The chubby boy was a great debater and made a lot of sense. He said the current monitor was more like a dictator than a helper like he should be. He asked for a raising of the hands from the class as to how many had actually been beat up by the boy and nearly all of them raised their hands.

The girl tried to argue by brining up the faults of the two boys. However the boys caught on to what she was doing and they were able to out smart her. She tried to argue that she was nice and would be helpful which was very similar to what the chubby boy had done.

PBS covered the speeches and the election process. The current room monitor right before it was time for the students to cast their votes gave them a ride on a monorail (and for most this was their first time going on one). He also gave each one a gift.

When the votes were tallied the students voted back in the current room monitor who was mean and abusive instead of choosing one of the other two candidates. They chose self enslavement for a ride on a monorail and a gift.

This is the reason Obama was voted into office. People don’t really want change. They want the promise of getting something and they will gladly enslave themselves and their children for a small token or gift. When in fact they are not free, those who work will have to pay for those who do not.

The videos are gone, but you can get an idea of the show here.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=63AD09B3DD9E1CEB

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The Government telling us that we need to get a grip on our credit.
http://www.controlyourcredit.gov/

It is done in the form of a game and provides all kinds of tips. Perhaps our members of congress should be required to play this game. By the Way, it is brought to you by the US Department of Treasury.

TAX TEA PARTY

Binghamton Tax Tea Party this Saturday - WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34
http://www.newschannel34.com/news/local/story/Binghamton-Tax-Tea-Party-this-Saturday/AkA1qmJ5pk2LI5t1HQMZ2A.cspx?rss=120

OUR MIND CONTROLLED KIDS

School Seeks To Forfeit 100-0 Win 1/23/09 - Perhaps this team should wear manacles on their legs to give the other team a fair advantage. Can you say 1984!
http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=903780

PROBLEMS SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Marines ordered to stay clear of Tijuana 1/22/09
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/22/Marines_ordered_to_stay_clear_of_Tijuana/UPI-41511232649515/

Mexico to rethink death penalty 1/23/09
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7846249.stm


MORE VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY

Student decapitated at Virginia Tech 1/22/09
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090122.wvtech0122/BNStory/International/home

MADE IN CHINA HECK NO!

Rep blocks sale of Chinese souvenirs 1/22/09
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17780.html

CHEMTRAILS A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Ten Years Into The Chemtrail-Wars The Breakdown Of The Immune System
http://www.rense.com/general84/tenyrs.htm

THE CHECKS IN THE MAIL - REALLY!

Mail carrier pleads guilty to deserting her mail 1/20/09
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28757600/

OBAMA NATION

Obama asks lawmakers to back stimulus bill
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20090123/D95SVPB81.html

Obama Inaugural Ratings Fall Short of Reagans 1/22/09
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_inaugural_reagan/2009/01/22/174132.html

Officials: Obama to reverse abortion policy 1/23/09 - Don't all Christians support and promote abortion? Yea Shall Know Them By Their Fruits.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090123/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_abortion_ban

White House promoting 'anti-Christian' policies? 1/23/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=394580

Reversing environmental, gun regulations could take time 1/23/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=394648

Obama adviser: White males need not apply 1/22/09
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86827

The Obamathon Has Begun. How Long Will The Honeymoon Last? 1/22/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=11943

White House stuck in "technological dark ages" 1/22/09
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/34463

Obama takes presidential oath again after stumble 1/22/09
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_oath_do_over

NY gov picks upstate NY congresswoman to Senate
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20090123/D95T1FV80.html

EVOLUTION

TX schools to ignore weaknesses of evolutionary theory 1/23/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=395788

TERRORISM IN THE NEWS

Report: Ex-Gitmo detainee joins al-Qaida terrorist group 1/23/09 (Sure and I am the King of the World)
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=395732

A CHRISTIAN NATION?

Bible, religious freedom deemed incompatible 1/22/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=392884

America's 'melting pot' dominated by Christians 1/22/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=393202

Pro-lifers fight for parental consent law in Illinois 1/22/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=392812

PEDDELING PORN TO SENIORS

Group says AARP is pushing porn 1/23/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=394370

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Economic Pearl Harbor The Alarm Bells have been Sounded 1/23/09
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20090122&articleId=11964

Special zones urged for people who sleep in RVs, cars in Venice - Los Angeles Times 1/22/09
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rvzones22-2009jan22,0,2640966.story

L.A. County may divert funds toward welfare clients 1/22/09
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-childabuse22-2009jan22,0,1259014.story

New governor has her own plan for stimulus package for Arizona 1/22/09
http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=29205

MORAL DECLINE

FDA allows first test of human stem cell therapy 1/23/09
http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE50M2U920090123?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&rpc=22&sp=true

ISRAEL IN THE NEWS

Israel finds huge natural gas reserve 1/23/09
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86865


ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Save America's jobs - curb all immigration 1/23/09
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Security/Default.aspx?id=394400

GROWING BIG GOVERNMENT

Planning Agency Approves Homeland Security Complex 1/9/09
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/08/AR2009010803122.html

REAL ID NEWS

Maryland May Have To Delay Federal Real ID Program 1/22/09
http://wjz.com/local/federal.program.2.914772.html

Guest to head new Real ID Committee 1/22/09
http://www.citizen-observer.com/articles/2009/01/22/news/news62.txt

THANK YOU FOR THE PATRIOT ACT CONGRESS - IS THIS WHAT YOU INTENDED?

In-flight confrontations can lead to charges defined as terrorism 1/21/09
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-airline-felonies20-2009jan20,0,5468299.story

POLICE STATE NEWS

Ariz. House panel OKs ban on highway speed cameras 1/22/09
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/01/22/20090122speed-cameras0122-ON.html