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FORBES c/o Amy Ferrer @BORDC

National ID bashing with Cato’s Jim Harper 
from Cato@Liberty

Across the country, state legislatures have objected to, and outright rejected, the national ID and surveillance mandate imposed on them by the REAL ID Act. Passed in May 2005 with a compliance deadline three years later, the law has never been implemented. The Department of Homeland Security has repeatedly threatened to deny air travel to people from the states refusing compliance, then backed down when states have not caved to its demands.

But state legislatures are one thing. State-level bureaucrats are quite another. And they are hedgehogging along, positioning their states to implement the national ID law.

Writes Alan Greenblatt in State Legislatures magazine:

In a number of states, motor vehicle departments are doing the behind-the-scenes work necessary to move closer to compliance, including updating computer systems, installing face-recognition software and setting up more secure card production rooms. . . . [E]very state is moving toward compliance. Even in the 14 states where legislatures have explicitly rejected REAL ID through laws or resolutions, some moves have been made in the direction of compliance.

Politicians come and go, but the bureaucrats are in it for life. And they can grow their portfolio by building a national ID.

BTC –  It’s all about Wikileaks.  Seriously.

Wikileaks case puts focus on digital security challenges

A reading list to help understand Wikileaks’ ‘War Logs’

Trimming the fat:  Inspect the Appropriations bills for bacon?

CLG points out Wikileaks not hip to 9-11 Truth, because they are “annoying”.  We made some kind of assertion in that direction.   Doing a combined search for  evil conspiracies, Wikileaks graphics and ball busting here….

BTC – Biggest break in transparency reports from mainstream media come from the Washington Post.  Special thanks, lead tip goes to Christina Zaba.

WaPo laid out a “rainbow” of where your tax money goes when it comes to programs shrouded in secrecy in their TOP SECRET AMERICA investigative project series.

Other news sources are following train on the tiresome public-private collusion:

Here is second life for news that matters:

ON NSTIC: Private Sector Security Experts Convene at the White House to Discuss the National Cyber Security Agenda

More from driver, Howard A. Schmidt here.

ECONOMIC INCENTIVE: Billions in EHR Incentive Funds Up for Grabs as Doctors Go Digital Across the Country

Wikileaks Reopens

DEFCON:  Cyber “warfare” panel in all of it’s foulmouthed beer drinking glo-rayy here.