1996-12-30 - Re: Internal Passports

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From: sameer <sameer@c2.net>
To: tcmay@got.net (Timothy C. May)
Message Hash: 15c37b7daa19ded64b2fb7af1133480e702d912ede36fe573f25b358cef667af
Message ID: <199612300048.QAA28467@gabber.c2.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-30 00:28:39 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 29 Dec 1996 16:28:39 -0800 (PST)

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From: sameer <sameer@c2.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 1996 16:28:39 -0800 (PST)
To: tcmay@got.net (Timothy C. May)
Subject: Re: Internal Passports
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Message-ID: <199612300048.QAA28467@gabber.c2.net>
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> I've never once, in 29 years, been asked to show my little ragged card, and
> I only have it because I kept it stored with my passport. (No employer ever
> asked to see it; I haven't been employed for more than 10 years, so I can't
> say anything about recent policies in the wake of the "immigration crisis.")

	These days you can show a passport in leui of a social
security card. (I showed my"current employer" my SS card because I
kept forgetting to bring my poassport in to work. What an odd concept,
proving to my employer that I had a right to wrk in the
US... apparently the law is that you have a $10k fine if you *dont
have the paperwork* -- it doen't matter if all your employees are

> The current hysteria about "identification" probably does nothing to stop
> real terrorists...if there's one thing they can easily afford, it's
> realistic-looking ID cards, in any flavor and in any number.
> What I think this means is a move toward a national ID card, replacing the
> confusing (to airlines, to government agents, etc.) mishmash of state
> driver's licenses, student ID cards, etc. After all, if someone doesn't
> drive, and has no passport, just what _is_ there "government issued"
> picture ID supposed to be, if not a national ID card? Or, as we like to
> say, an "internal passport."
> Or as the Christian Right likes to say, "the mark of the Beast." Big
> Brother's SS number: 666-42-0000.
> --Tim May
> Just say "No" to "Big Brother Inside"
> We got computers, we're tapping phone lines, I know that that ain't allowed.
> ---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:---------:----
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