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c/o North County Gazette

NEW YORK—Three employees of the state Department of Motor Vehicles engaged in schemes to alter moving violation summonses in exchange for cash payments according to an investigation of the Inspector General’s office.

All three DMV employees were arrested and have pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Three intermediaries, Abdoulaye Diaw, Robert Vera and Hector Viveros, who brought tickets to be altered to DMV employees Norma Lamboy and Debra Perez at the DMV, were also arrested and have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

All of the cases were prosecuted by the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Two of the employees, Norma Lamboy and Debra Perez, worked cooperatively to alter the tickets while the third employee, Jose Concepcion, the son of Norma Lamboy, operated alone employing a different scheme. DMV TICKET SCAM REPORT  :::MORE HERE:::

VIDEO: Your Papers, Please: What the Real ID Act means for New York

BTC- Public-private partnerships are known for behavior we compare to vultures. Scavenging birds circling your tax payout to contract goods and services that may, or may not, directly benefit you.

In the following example, the identity industry has the most to gain from mandating national identity standards to pursue life normally. Basic standards for a nationalized ID card are a far cry from what some of these corporations urge our government to endorse: massive database systems, biometric face prints, RFID, DNA laminates and now fingerprints in order to secure legal working status.

Fingerprinting is one solution proposed to curb illegal immigration. There have been recent murmurs on Capitol Hill, that NY Senator Chuck Schumer has got a walking agenda for the biometrics industry based on immigration reform. He has plans to propel legislation requiring everyone to submit copies of their fingerprints in order to have the right to work in the United States.
Charles Schumer said the following during a Summer floor speech:
“There is only one way to really get a system that will stop illegal immigration and stop employers from hiring, and that is by creating a biometric-based Federal employment verification system that will give both employers and employees the peace of mind that employment relationships are both lawful and proper. It will also give the American people the same peace of mind. This system will be our most important asset in dramatically reducing the number of illegal aliens who are able to live and work in the United States.

…I am eager to enact comprehensive reform with a strong, tough employer verification system.”

We disagree with Schumer. Erecting fingerprint standards as a gate to one’s right to work does not lend peace of mind for those with concerns about privacy.
We believe Shumer’s recent motivation to act on universal fingerprinting may have something to do with standards identity industry corporations set themselves. They propel their agenda onto Congressional leaders with a soft spot for certain lobbyists.

IDSP Issues Report Calling for National Identity Verification Standard

WASHINGTON/PRNewswire –The Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) released a workshop report calling for the development of an American National Standard on identity verification as a tool to help combat terrorism and identity theft. The IDSP workshop and report were driven by recognized vulnerabilities in the issuance of foundational documents used to prove identity, in particular the birth certificate. Since agencies typically rely on but do not verify birth certificates and other source credentials such as driver’s licenses and Social Security cards used to establish identity, there is a loophole where identity theft and fraud can occur.

A project plan was developed and a team formed to take this work forward under the leadership of the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO), an ANSI-accredited standards developer. See for a summary of the work done to develop identity verification guidelines.

“Participants in the workshop concluded that a common systematic process is needed to achieve a level of assurance whether to accept or reject a person’s claim of identity,” said Dr. Graham Whitehead, director of standards development for NASPO and the project’s leader. “A strong identity verification process will go a long way toward preventing credentials from getting into the hands of terrorists and identity criminals.”

The report cites other envisioned benefits of identity verification guidelines to […] enhance the security and credibility of government and commercial credentials issued downstream, such as public and private-sector employment identification cards, U.S. passports, Medicare / Medicaid cards, and credit/charge cards.

We followed the breadcrumbs to NASPO’s site and guess what? The public review period to include you, John Q. Public, is now closed. It’s not like you were really solicited or invited anyway, right? That is not how it works. NASPO is paid to figure out how to make the identity industry a lot of money. Since the biometrics industry has earned a big brother reputation and is despised by populist groups, it would be a real downer for them to hear from a taxpayer at one of these meetings.
Here is how it should work. The people set the standards of what they will and won’t pay for.
Institutionally indoctrinated people in the U.S. : military service members, prisoners, school employees, social service & government workers and state health employees all surrender fingerprinted identity to a government crucible as part of their service to our society. However, plenty of citizens avoid those lines of work due to the bureaucratic demands on their person. The burden of proof is pushed onto the citizen and not the institution.
It’s very difficult for the average citizen to simply eat another form of identity based on the elusive plan to identify terrorists and unlawful immigrants. It is expensive and lazy to paint all Americans with the same brush as those here without “papers”. If supplying accurate documents to your employer is not enough to verify you are who you say you are, along with a hair and urine sample in some cases, fingerprints won’t be enough either.
So let’s stick to the objective. The path to immigration reform relies on US companies to deny employment to immigrants unlawfully present in the U.S.
Let’s look at a State strategy that actually had some success. Arizona revokes business licenses of those who employ unlawful immigrants. More often than not, businesses who are “busted” cut a deal. If they agree to let all of the unlawful labor go, the State allows them to stay in business. It’s a strategy that works better than burdening workers with the costs to submit their fingerprints to be employed, with no reliable results, and indefinite record detention.
Let’s encourage our public officials to try another strategy regardless of baited recommendations of the identity industry rather than accepting biometric identity as a standard requirement to work. It is not “the only way”to achieve immigration reform as Schumer may claim.

This week on Waking Up Orwell we will be speaking LIVE with Jim Turner, a Washington attorney representing Citizens for Health, an organization suing the FDA for approving the H1N1 swine flu vaccines to be administered before they were properly tested.

Citizens for Health is very involved with actions in New York to address the voluntary- compulsory policy requiring health care workers to take the Swine Flu vaccine as a condition of their employment.

Waking Up Orwell airs on from 9 – 10 AM CST. Please click the icon in the top right hand corner of to be directed to the show site.

NEXT WEEK: The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) wasted no time developing a plan for local government to push back against unconstitutional compliance requirements in the PATRIOT Act. BORDC’s National Director, Shahid Buttar, will be with us LIVE for details on local government campaigns and their plan for to address government transparency. They will have some D.I.Y. government tips on to assert yourself right where you live.

Nurses speak about losing their jobs to a swine flu vaccine mandate.

c/o The NewAmerican

Health freedom attorney Jim Turner, of Citizens for Health, is filing a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., today, hoping to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. What prompted his civil action is the ruling that licensed healthcare workers in New York State must receive the vaccine or lose their jobs.

Turner’s lawsuit, the plaintiffs for which are Dr. Gary Null and other healthcare workers of New York State, will seek an injunction against the Food and Drug Administration from approving the vaccine for general distribution. “And the core of the argument,” Turner told the Natural News Talk Hour Thursday evening, “is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be released at this time.”

He explained further, “The FDA is required by law to establish that a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be given to the public. We are arguing that they did not establish that the vaccine was effective, and did not establish that it was safe. They are trying to get it on the market by a waiver.” ::: MORE HERE:::

BTC- What an awkward circle of celebration this is. Picture government officials gathered around a fold out table with little cupcakes to celebrate the retardation of an achievement which actually disserves and angers the majority of New Yorkers. It reminds me of a scene from Office Space. Most New Yorkers oppose the Enhanced Drivers Licenses. Legalizing EDLs in NY was perceived as one of former Governor Spitzer’s failures.

DMV notes one year anniversary of enhanced driver license

c/o Channel 34 Binghamton, NY

The EDL is equipped with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag containing a unique number with no personal information. The number can be read only by specialized equipment at select border crossing locations. On November 24, 2008, the first RFID Vicinity reader lanes opened in Buffalo. Buffalo was the first city in New York to add the RFID lanes and only the third area in the nation. Three additional New York ports of entry, including Champlain, Massena and Alexandria Bay had this equipment installed in April 2009. The entire network in the U.S. was installed by the end of May 2009, encompassing the 39 busiest land border crossings in the nation.

“If you are not a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, fear not. The Saint Regis Indians, the Oneida Indian Nation of New York and the Haudenosaune (otherwise known as Onondaga, et al) are right in line (as well as every other federally recognized tribe). And guess what? You get to have your “Nation’s” logo on the card (maybe even your Indian name). No one will ever know you finally declared your subjugation to your oppressors. Hell, you won’t even have to show the card. It will transmit who and what you are from your pocket.

Ohnkwe Ohnwe, Of Native Pride

PR NEWSWIRE- [Dept. Of Homeland Propaganda]

The Department of Homeland Security and the Seneca Nation of Indians today formalized an agreement to develop a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) — signed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski and Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr., at a ceremony at Liberty Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The ETC establishes identity, tribal membership and citizenship for the purpose of entering the United States by land or sea — enhancing safety and security of U.S. borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade. The agreement represents Secretary Napolitano’s ongoing commitment to close coordination with tribal partners across the nation on security initiatives — and underscores the mutual commitment of DHS and the Seneca Nation to enhance border security and combat threats of terrorism and transnational crime through secure identification.

Since the beginning of the year, CBP has also signed agreements with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and the Pascua Yaqui of Arizona. CBP is currently working with approximately 25 additional tribes across the country on the ETC initiative.