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THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL

DIY Government: Local city ordinances with Shahid Buttar; he is working on getting you in front of your City Council to recognize your rights to a free society in America. Check out more of their work on BORDC.org .

NEVADA’s REAL ID REVISITED: Will the process for Real ID change much now that the 120 executive order period is over? We check in with ACLU of Nevada’s, Rebecca Gasca about how their State, like many other states, is being sold little known incremental compliances while the law remains on the books.

Do you know if your being redistricted based on prisoner numbers according to the Census? Find out at PrisonerOfTheCensus.org

Watch: Pennsylvania’s Amnesty TV Ad ” We know who you are!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcu2itqvEQ

You have to see it to believe exactly how Orwellian this is! Does it discourage prosperity? Yes. It makes me not want to own anything or have any property mortgaged due to government entitlements. Whatever, Government.



BTC – Nevada resumes regular license issuance today for licenses. The option to get a “gold starred” federal license compliant with the Real ID Act expired after a 120 day trial period, ending April 30, 2010.  The local legislature is expected to schedule a hearing to review the effectiveness of the new license programs later this week, according to Rebecca Gasca of the  ACLU-NV.  


Governor Gibbons issued an executive order to move forward with the Real ID program late last year due to national security pressures following a failed terrorist attack over Christmas 2009.


The State of Nevada passed a resolution requesting the repeal of the Real ID Act in 2007.

My4News NBC : Updates Nevada on Real ID & Licenses

BTC – Nevada has moved away from the federal mandate for licenses and has made the national ID card program optional for Nevada’s drivers who want to participate in the program. Opposition to the new licenses came from within the State legislature and the public and adjustments to the license use is still being evaluated.

State lawmakers and public safety officials resume talks on Monday.

MORE NEWS HERE:  Comprehensive coverage of the Nevada Real ID issue by This Is Reno.
Legislative Subcommittee …discuss “Real ID” in Nevada 

Video c/o KTNV


Nevada hearing on Real ID licensing
c/o McClatchy-Tribune, TMC.net  

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will hold a hearing Friday on a proposal to make a new high-security driver’s license optional.

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in Room 4412 of the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, and will be teleconferenced to Room 3137 of the Legislative Building in Carson City.

To prevent a legislative committee from killing the Real ID licensing system entirely, DMV Director Edgar Roberts announced Monday that he would issue a new regulation to make the licenses optional.

Under the proposal, which would return to the Legislative Committee on Licensing for final approval, motorists would decide whether to get a regular license or the new license, which requires a birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of address and other identification.


Discussion: National ID & Immigration Reform in D.C. 


Capitol Hill – A briefing sponsored by the Cato Institute discusses whether or not National ID should be a part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Special guest speaker is Chris Calabrese, special counsel to ACLU on the national ID issue and  Cato’s Jim Harper.

Real ID Licenses Will Now Be Optional

c/o KXNT news radio

High-security drivers licenses will soon be an option for Nevada drivers. That’s the word from Department of Motor Vehicles Director Edgar Roberts, who told a Legislative panel Monday the controversial “Real ID” program will no longer be mandatory. In January, Governor Jim Gibbons made the program mandatory in Nevada by executive order. But the high-security licenses have caused long lines at DMV offices, and sparked criticism from opponents who say the program intrudes into personal lives. Lawmakers could endorse Roberts’ plan by the end of the month. Nevada has spent about two million dollars to implement the “Real ID” program, and so far, 46-thousand drivers have opted for the high-security cards.

c/o  Nevada News Bureau

The Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Review Regulations will meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss the fate of the controversial “Real ID” in Nevada.

Citing concerns with both privacy and cost, numerous organizations have come out against the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005 including the ACLU, Americans for Tax Reform, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of Nevada, Campaign for Liberty, the Cato Institute, National Immigration Law Center and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Though Congress has said the act is primarily intended to prevent identity fraud and has denied it would signal the dawn of national identity cards that could compromise the privacy of citizens, critics remain unconvinced.

“There is no security plan for protecting this information,” said a spokesperson from the Nevada chapter of the ACLU. “Instead, the federal government presumes that the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators will operate the database. However, this private association has no accountability to Nevada, and it is not bound by either the Privacy Act, which applies to federal agencies, or the Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act, which applies to state DMVs.”

Under the Real ID Act, states will be required to scan documentary evidence into a shared database including proofs of birth dates, legal and residency status and social security numbers.

Real ID cards will feature a two-dimensional, non-encrypted bar code containing personal information such as the citizen’s home address. Because the cards will not be encrypted, there are concerns that businesses and other organizations could potentially scan and store a customer’s home address along with other pieces of personal information.

If Real ID is fully implemented, a Real ID-compliant identification card will be required not only to board commercial aircraft but also to enter federal buildings including courthouses. :::MORE HERE:::

National ID bashing with Cato’s Jim Harper



REAL ID continues its long, slow failure. The federal government’s national ID plans continue to bash against the shoals of state and popular opposition.

Late last month, the governor of Utah signed H.B. 234 into law. The bill prohibits the Utah driver license division from implementing REAL ID. That brings to 25 the number of states rejecting the national ID law, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.

And the State of Nevada, one of the few states that had been working to get in front of REAL ID, is reconsidering. With wait times at Las Vegas DMVs reaching two to four hours, the legislature may soon allow a temporary REAL ID implementation measure signed last year to lapse—this according to the Ely (NV) News.

Congress has attempted to circumvent the growing state opposition to REAL ID with the now-stalled PASS ID legislation. It basically would rename REAL ID so as to nullify the many state resolutions and laws barring implementation of the national ID law because they refer to the May 2005 “REAL ID” law specifically. But PASS ID is the same national ID, it has all the privacy issues of REAL ID, and its costs would be as great or greater than REAL ID.

That doesn’t mean national ID supporters in Congress won’t try to sneak the REAL ID revival bill into law sometime later this year, of course . .

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