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BTC- A letter to parent company for the idCheck product to follow.

Dear IDWatchdog,

My name is Sheila Dean and I’m an anti-National identity advocate, blogger and media activist. I have an identity challenge to present to you. I looked at your business and have some ideas about the direction of identity security. Data surveillance is an area of concern where corporations are involved.
I‘m a staunch critic of data aggregates and believe most identity protection services as way to “own” the information given to their corporate machinery so they can go out of business and then sell all that information to someone else. Issue of identity “ownership” is certainly murky business. What’s even less clear is if businesses like IDwatchdog will collude with Homeland Security and any other intelligence agency that makes intel demands on average citizens with or without a warrant based on National Security.

I’m interested in interviewing your corporate counsel to ask them exactly what you tell your customers about identity ownership. Who actually owns the rights to a Social Security number? Who owns your name? Is it you? Is it the State? Based on what we know about current identity conventions this area is expanding to body imaging and biometrics as potential IP when you travel and as you bank and go about your business.

You may be eventually interested in expanding your business R&D to include patenting the modern identity as a legal experiment. I recently threw down the volunteer gauntlet to prove the ability of the individual to patent their identity to therefore collect on theft damages, royalties and unlicensed use and distribution of restricted identity articles and images sold for profit to public-private entities.

If you’re up to the challenge – I’d like to take this one step further with your advocacy team after considering your policy for working with national security agencies. We would have to clear that hurdle first. It would defeat the purpose of the inquiry if you’re working with local or national intelligence data aggregates to get citizens to pay you to volunteer up their identity articles so you’ll turn around and give the intimate details to DHS.

You’ve already really got a strike against you with your Law Enforcement advisor, Robert Fisak on board as a Homeland Security consultant.
Otherwise please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss what’s possible.
Sheila Dean

Taser officials say the new recommendation is designed only to “avoid any potential controversy on this topic.”

Grits For Breakfast>>AP

PHOENIX — Stun-gun maker Taser International has started telling police agencies to avoid firing the devices at suspects’ chests, explaining that there’s an “extremely low” risk of ill effects on the heart and that doing so will make defending lawsuits easier.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company made the recommendation in an Oct. 12 revised training manual, saying it “has less to do with safety and more to do with effective risk management for law enforcement agencies.”

The manual also includes a lengthy explanation about deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.

“Should sudden cardiac arrest occur in a scenario involving a Taser discharge to the chest area, it would place the law enforcement agency, the officer, and Taser International in the difficult situation of trying to ascertain what role, if any, (the device) could have played,” according to the manual.

The manual includes a graphic displaying the human body and “preferred target areas.” The company recommends firing Tasers anywhere but at the head, neck and chest. The manual says to avoid chest shots “when possible” and “unless legally justified.”

Taser critics call the company’s new recommendation an admission that the devices can cause heart attacks.

“It’s a sea change, a passive acknowledgment that Taser has indeed been overconfident about its claims of safety,” said Mark Silverstein, legal director of the ACLU of Colorado. “It underscores the question marks that have been adding up along with hundreds of bodies.”

Amnesty International says more than 350 people in the U.S. died after they were shocked with Tasers, and that in 50 of those cases, medical examiners cited a link between Taser shocks and death. ::: MORE HERE:::

BTC – One Mainframe to Rule Them All is a 50 minute documentary produced by Greg Nickolettos. The film starts with a monologue from Nazi Nexus author Edwin Black on WWII datalust and IBM. It then swiftly moves to current events surrounding injectible identity from Verichip, a corporation marketing an implanted RFID chip for seemingly pragmatic health care solutions.

The production values are typical of today’s dystopian standards in documentaries. After clearing the fear & exposure peak, we know the final solution is to simply oppose IBM’s persistent role in enumerating the masses as a sifting utility. Mid-way through One Mainframe the corporate transactional info may dull the attention span. This lasts a few moments before the human element comes back to visit. The point of the film is to portray Verichip as a “bad police chief” in a massive and ambitious dirty data handling effort to integrate every conventional identifiable person for a profile.

We never thought of Bill Gates as a “nazi”. However, the thought may scuttle across your mind after watching this.

You may still want to find out what’s out there on file about you anyway via LexusNexus. As it turns out, you can request your Full File Disclosure from ChoicePoint to find out what they know about you for no monetary cost, but it isn’t free – you would need to submit copies of your ID and a utility bill to get that information. All someone has to do is have copies of the same to get your information. So watch your identity articles.

c/o Current TV

Sorry …I have been really under the weather for the last several days. I want to use my uptick in wellness to promote the interview exclusive I have with Chris Paget’s new company States like Washington have everything to lose and nothing to gain from Enhanced Drivers Licenses with WHTI compliant RFID tags – which read and expose coded information from 20-30 feet away. Based on my talks with the EFF, this brand of RFID is the most dangerous. It also happens to be the type DHS wants, even as it has failed their own pilot tests.
If DHS insists on screwing the American people out of their privacy, we insist they start providing “protection”, especially in the case of RFID. Paget’s inventions and innovations can provide solutions for States already sold on WHTI compliant RFID. This brand of RFID allows your private information to be exposed to those with bad intentions. Check back in a few days…