October 25th, 2006

New Utah Driver’s Licenses


KUTV reports that the State of Utah has introduced a new iteration of the official driver’s license.

Officials from the state’s Driver License Division announced the new look and added security features today. The division says the new temporary permits are already in circulation but the new cards could take until November first before they’re out.

Among the security features are an intricate, almost maze-like, design that comprised the backdrop of the license and gradually shifts in color from red to blue. Images on the license also overlap text.

These security features are designed to make it tougher for counterfeiters to make fake ID’s.

Part of me wonders what other “security features” this new license includes. With the Real ID Act implementation date of May 2008 soon approaching we’re all reminded of the concerns with being tagged by an RFID chip.

I strongly oppose the National ID and being tagged with an electronic chip. I don’t want Big Brother keeping track of my every move. I value my anonymity when I choose to use it. If possible, I will resist acceptance of such an ID card. For those who do accept one, I suggest buying a conductive material-laced wallet to disable the passive RF signal and protect your privacy. Or you can get a Tag Zapper when it comes out.

“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”
—John Perry Barlow

“We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.”
—William Orville Douglas

“The ultimate aspect of the privacy issue is the possibility of complete social control”
—Robert Ellis Smith

5 Responses to “New Utah Driver’s Licenses”

  1. D. Lamb
    October 25, 2006 at 10:08 pm #

    “The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. […] [T]he capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date, complete files, containing even most personal information about the health or personal behavior of the citizen in addition to more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”

    — Zbigniew Brzezinski — Former National Security Advisor in Carter Administration and Council On Foreign Relations Member

  2. Connor
    October 25, 2006 at 10:10 pm #

    That sounds exactly like what CFR member would say.

  3. D. Lamb
    October 25, 2006 at 11:05 pm #

    CFR members are all pervasive and have the audacity to say exaclty what their intentions are. The media is so controlled by these people that the populace becomes hoodwinked quite easily. We are somehow delusional and paranoid if we believe these conspiracy theories, even though they are openly admitted by the elite of our country. Not only that, virtually eveything these people write about comes to pass. Read some of the books written by CFR members. i.e. Brzezinski, Quigley, Kissinger

    I argue though, that this is precisely why we must study and research what these narsacistic people say. How can one not fight the enemy if the enemy is not understood.

    A football team that does not study film of the opposition will have a very difficult time winning the game. Doen’t matter how much prayer and fasting takes place before the game.

    In the Art of War–rule number one is know thy enemy.

  4. D. Lamb
    October 25, 2006 at 11:47 pm #

    “The Council on Foreign Relations is “the establishment.” Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship.” Former Congressman John Rarick 1971

  5. Robert
    October 26, 2006 at 6:52 am #

    I have a humorous story about invasions into privacy. Many companies are now doing “background checks”. For the last 8 years, every job I’ve applied for has had this requirement. Recently, I applied for an independent contracting position at a biomedical company.

    Having provided my drivers license and social security number, the recruiter did the required “background check”. However, she called and informed me that I lived in Alameda County (California) during the early 1990s. I stated that that was incorrect. She argued with me. I must have lived there, the “state” had that information.

    I informed her that, in California, there are limits to background checks. You can only go back “so far”; in California, that’s 10 years. Even if I did live in Alameda County, she was not allowed to sk the court if I’d been convicted of a crime. She ran the check anyway, certain that I had “something to hide”.

    I let her know she violated our state’s law. As a a matter of fact, Alameda County even refused to check the 90-92 information based on the fact that it was past our time limits.

    I’;ve had to take drug screens, criminal background checks, education verification adn credit checks for many jobs. At some point, I wonder how necessary this really is.

    And when I receive the information back, it’s often incorrect. In other words, big brother has badk record keeping.

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