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BTC  will be reporting on a series of Presidential Candidates whose position on Real ID is now competetive heading into the November general election.

We have been in touch with Presidential party nominees on how they will represent constituents who want to Beat The Chip by stopping Real ID’s and staving off government commandeering of the American identity.  Real ID is a federal to state matter nationwide which falls into the enforcement range of the Department of Homeland Security.
First up to bat at the chance to represent this single issue constituent is Green Party presidential hopeful, Cynthia McKinney.  Stay tuned for more details on her bid to get our vote.
In other news …  LEWIS BLACK On The Blog Attack
The results are in.  Lewis Black’s comeback on Comedy Central’s Root of All Evil determined that bloggers are problematic, saying with the slam of a gavel,
“Bloggers should have their fingers ripped off…  and toes ripped off. Then they should have their mouths and asses sewn shut.”
Black was challenged on BeatTheChip.org for being recruited by Qorvis Aadvertising to sponsor the Identity Guard product.  Qorvis is the chosen advertiser for DynCorp, Halliburton, and TSA recruiter’s Pearson.  We asked  his production company and members of his audience to respond to Black’s concession to work with Qorvis.  No reply was ever given, however we are pretty pleased that after being relieved of his Comedy Tour nationwide his overall response about blogging was amusing and entertaining. 
Hey – it’s not my fault that blogs are a serious competitor for TV and mainstream media news. Viva the 4th Amendment.  It keeps American life interesting.   


Here is a letter written to Lewis Black’s people, Comedy Central’s host of The Root of Evil :

Dear Lewis Black  & Associates ; 
This is a response to Lewis Black’s recent work with Identity Guard.
I am a part of a growing coalition of citizens against Real ID’s.  If everyone has to get a Real ID after December 31st, 2009, everyone’s identity will be wide open to hackers and identity theft. The database systems available to DMV’s are not secure.  The DHS is aware of this and is aware that it is very well documented to the public.  Therefore, my interest grew in the Identity Guard product.
Here is my problem with Identity Guard.  There is virtually no company or location or public service information outside of what’s on their website.   You are just supposed to fork over your money and your identity and believe that everything is ok.
Here is what it looks like:  Lewis Black was either 1) duped or 2) sold out to a corporation poised to feed on on the upcoming tsunami of people willing to “pay for protection” because their government is about to deliver their identity into the hands of (real or imagined) identity thieves who can all too easily plumb the lines of the newly centralized DMV databases.
Lewis Black was doing great work to correctly inform this country and it would be a horrific shame if he were silenced by corporate fascists.
I hope he’s allright.
Sheila Dean
BeatTheChip.org/ 511Campaign.org