Airports blamed for playing Real ID heavy

Posted: March 4, 2008 in Uncategorized

Reports prior to this one have indicated that Real ID has been a big pain in the ass for airports to implement as it was when they were forced to implement extra security measures for average citizens such as : taking your shoes off , additional expenses for more xray machines, longer lines for crankier and crankier travellers to be pulled aside and hassled for hints of a terrorist profile.

CNBC reports : WASHINGTON – Homeland Security officials are pushing recalcitrant states to adopt stricter driver’s license standards to end a standoff that could disrupt domestic air travel.
States have less than a month to send a letter to the Homeland Security Department seeking an extension to comply with the Real ID law passed following the 2001 terror attacks. Some states have resisted, saying it is costly, impractical and an invasion of privacy.

Four states _ Maine, Montana, New Hampshire and South Carolina _ have yet to seek an extension.

SUPPORT THESE STATES BY WRITING YOUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS, CALLING YOUR GOVERNORS OFFICE AND BEATING DOWN DIGIMARC’S DOOR TELLING THEM YOU WON’T PAY FOR IT!!

More news from CNET:

States say no (and yes) to Real ID before May deadline

DHS: Real ID is ‘pro-consumer’ and ‘antiterrorism’

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