bobford79 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 14 13:50:39 EDT 2008
If people would take the time to read the entire article, just the first Scientific American article, though would (or should, anyway) be astounded and frightened. You don't have to show any of these cards, they can be read through your wallet or purse , through walls, up to 30 feet away; and that's just the present generation of readers. Imagine what readers in the future will be able to do.
I had never seen the article about the blocking wallet, though I have read other articles saying they are looking for technology to make future tags incabable of having their signals blocked. Every move you make in life, everywhere you go, everything you purchase, everything you do , will be tracked and
recorded. It is already starting to happen. They will soon be putting them in people. High profile people with fear of kidnapping are already allowing themselves to be implanted. Orwell saw it coming , but we don't see it when it's happening. People should be raising hell. ....bobford
" But the possibility that the security of such cards could be compromised is just one reason for concern. Even if tighter data-protection measures could someday prevent unauthorized access to RFID-card data, many privacy advocates worry that remotely readable identity documents could be abused by governments that wish to tightly monitor and control their citizens.
China’s national ID cards, for instance, are encoded with what most people would consider a shocking amount of personal information, including health and reproductive history, employment status, religion, ethnicity and even the name and phone number of each cardholder’s landlord. More ominous still, the cards are part of a larger project to blanket Chinese cities with state-of-the-art surveillance technologies. Michael Lin, a vice president for China Public Security Technology, a private company providing the RFID cards for the program, unflinchingly described them to the New York Times as “a way for the government to control the population in the future.” And even if other governments do not take advantage of the surveillance potential inherent in the new ID cards, ample evidence suggests that data-hungry corporations will.
Living a Tagged Life
If the idea that corporations might want to use RFID tags to spy on individuals sounds far-fetched, it is worth considering an IBM patent filed in 2001 and granted in 2006. The patent describes exactly how the cards can be used for tracking and profiling even if access to official databases is unavailable or strictly limited. Entitled “Identification and Tracking of Persons Using RFID-Tagged Items in Store Environments,” it chillingly details RFID’s potential for surveillance in a world where networked RFID readers called “person tracking units” would be incorporated virtually everywhere people go—in “shopping malls, airports, train stations, bus stations, elevators, trains, airplanes, restrooms, sports arenas, libraries, theaters, [and] museums”—to closely monitor people’s movements.
According to the patent, here is how it would work in a retail environment: an “RFID tag scanner located [in the desired tracking location]... scans the RFID tags on [a] person.... As that person moves around the store, different RFID tag scanners located throughout the store can pick up radio signals from the RFID tags carried on that person and the movement of that person is tracked based on these detections.... The person tracking unit may keep records of different locations where the person has visited, as well as the visitation times.”
The fact that no personal data are stored in the RFID tag does not present a problem, IBM explains, because “the personal information will be obtained when the person uses his or her credit card, bank card, shopper card or the like.” The link between the unique RFID number of the tag and a person’s identity needs to be made only once for the card to serve as a proxy for the person thereafter. Although IBM envisioned tracking people via miniature tags in consumer goods, with today’s RFID border cards there is no need to wait for such individual product tags to become widespread. Washington’s new driver’s licenses would be ideally suited to the in-store tracking application, because they can already be read by Gen 2 inventory scanners in use today at stores such as Wal-Mart, Dillard’s and American Apparel.
A tracking infrastructure will become increasingly "
This stuff is scary....bf
----- Original Message ----
From: Lynda <lurine at softcom.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:22:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Republicans appear to be yesterday
Nah, ya have to go back to Eisenhower and McCarthy and the beginning of the
"fear" era. That's when folks started buying into the b.s. and allowing the
government to do their thinking for them. The real cradle to grave
mentality began then.
Hey, what can I say. Public schools have been very successful in their true
purpose. They can't teach reading, riting and rithmatic worth beans but
they sure can do the indoctrination of sheople with great skill!
And for more info than you wanted on those nifty little tracking devices,
search rfid at
How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People
...with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that can be read right...
August 21, 2008 â€" Scientific American Magazine - By Katherine Albrecht
RFID--A Key to Automating Everything
...on radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology are helping to
August 21, 2008 â€" Features - By Roy Want
Could RFID and satellites help fight kidnappers?
...in radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, which companies...
August 26, 2008 â€" 60-Second Science Blog
...forge because each harbored a tiny RFID (radio-frequency
January 17, 2008 â€" Scientific American Magazine - By Tim Hornyak
Then check the current issue of Scientific American for the article by
Katherine Albrecht (the No CArds lady).
And, a must have for the new passports and National ID:
And, ladies, Duct tape now comes in colors, so you can color coordinate your
RFID defying device to match your wardrobe <g>
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> Most of this crap started with Clinton, and I still don't see how a lot of
> it is constitutional. I know that people don't like to discuss it anymore,
> but I saw this coming after Ruby Ridge and Waco. The government saw right
> then if you were not exactly normal, it was okay to violate your rights,
> take your land, imprison you, and even kill you, and no one would pay.
> Those people might have had some nutty ideas ( so do I, not like theirs,
> but not kosher to some ) and even broken some stupid minor gun laws (so
> have I), but the acceptance of their civil rights being openly violated
> under color of authority, has led to even ACLU, type socialists like Obama
> voting IN FAVOR of FISA.
> Starting in 18 days every passport will have a RFID chip.! ! ! You used to
> be able to drive to Mexico, from here, and spend the weekend at Rocky
> Point with nothing but a drivers license, now your every movement can be
> tracked instantaneously, and will be recorded. This is a big deal, but no
> one is talking about this.
> Starting this week, FBI agents, who don't have any more education or make
> any more money than some on this list, can authorize themselves to surveil
> you, on a good hunch.
> These things are frightening to me. But no one else seems to care. The
> government has used first the threat of home-grown terrorism (silly
> militia type) and now the threat of Islamic terrorism to change the
> meaning and intent of the Bill of Rights, and have destroyed the natural
> right to privacy and intentional anonymity.
> College professors are indoctrinating students rather than teaching them
> how to think in a rational manner. Political talk has becoming nothing
> more than a battle of propaganda full of lies and distortions, on both
> sides, about, to me, relatively meaningless issues.
> America is supposed to be about freedom. Our culture was not designed
> about capitalism, although that fits the freedom idea better than
> socialism. Our culture was not designed about collective well-being. It
> was designed about personal freedom. Everything goes back to personal
> freedom and liberty.
> But, no everyone is talking about who gives the most "nuanced" answer to
> some ridiculous reporter's question. None of the so-called journalists are
> asking the right questions. The questions and answers should start with
> the destruction of our personal freedoms and then go to the fringe issues
> about which all of us like to chat . .........bobford
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Akka Homestead <akkabhomestead at yahoo.com>
> To: Homestead List <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 11:27:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Republicans appear to be yesterday
> william Eggers wrote:
>> This could be the last election, period. Bush has signed a law that
>> allows the president to suspend all elections and declare martial law
>> when he feel it necessary. Not when there in a national emergency,
>> but when the president feel it necessary.
> Hi William. I think your post needs clarifying. Feel free to add
> additional comments to what I will make. I know what I am going to do is a
> start and is not complete. Most of this is copied from other, government
> On May 9, 2007 President George Bush reasserted the role of the Federal
> government during a declared emergency by issuing Executive Order NSPD 51/
> HSPD-20. The Order states that in the event of a ‘catastrophic emergency’
> all ‘national essential functions’ may be taken over by the Executive
> branch of government and the Department of Homeland Security (including
> FEMA). 
> NSPD-51/HSPD-20 is a direct reformulation of Presidential Decision
> Directive 67 of October 21, 1998 (”Enduring Constitutional Government and
> Continuity of Government Operations”). NSPD-51 basically recreates and
> replaces 67. It is different in some function due to this falling under
> Homeland Security’s jurisdiciton, but the primary goal of government
> continuity in the case of national emergency.
> Here are some previous executive orders going back a few years. Many are
> revoked or amended by now. Many have been rolled into other documents.
> William, this is a very common "continuity of government" order that has
> been around in one form or another since the Cold War or earlier. Both
> parties have enacted such orders over the years.
> Not to worry Bush becoming a dictator. A. He is not smart enough. B. He
> doesn't have the support he needs-even his own party has thrown him to the
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of
> transportation and control of highways and seaports. Signed by JFK
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the
> communication media. Signed by JFK
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical
> power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals. Signed by JFK
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food
> resources and farms. Signed by JFK
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into
> work brigades under government supervision. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health,
> education and welfare functions. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a
> national registration of all persons. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports
> and aircraft, including commercial aircraft. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to
> relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas
> to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads,
> inland waterways and public storage facilities. (JFK)
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of
> Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders
> into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or
> financial crisis. Revoked and superceded by EO#12148 see below
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to
> enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial
> support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all
> aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and
> assist the President. signed by LBJ
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal
> departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders
> issued over a fifteen year period. Revoked by 12553, signed by Ronald
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency
> to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production
> and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow
> of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national
> emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by
> the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.
> Signed in by Gerald Ford
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency
> (FEMA) that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil
> defense planning and funding. An "emergency czar" was appointed. FEMA has
> only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk
> of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground
> facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major
> emergency, foreign or domestic. Signed by Jimmy Carter
> * EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the
> principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the
> government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S.
> citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United
> States and granted the government the right to isolate large groups of
> civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and
> take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry. Many of the figures
> in the Iran-Contra scandal were part of this emergency contingent,
> including Marine Colonel Oliver North. signed by Ronald Reagan
> EXECUTIVE ORDER 13083 SIGNED BY CLINTON, replaced by 13095
> The Violent Crime Control Act of 1991 provides additional powers to the
> President of the United States, allowing the suspension of the
> Constitution and Constitutional rights of Americans during a "drug
> crisis". It provides for the construction of detention camps, seizure of
> property, and military control of populated areas.
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