Archive for April, 2006

A line from Sparker

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Purely by chance, I bumped into a man who I have known for ages, known by ‘those in teh know’ as ‘Sparker’.

He reccomended that I tune into http://cbs.nu/ as a great place to hear great things.

See how I did that? Someone reccomends something to me, and on the same day, I post it so that you can go and try it!

That is what the internet is for!

Yay!

Bliar and murder inc nods to the Nazis right in your face.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
Elite special forces unit set up

Unit's insignia

Soldiers will bear the unit’s own insignia

An elite force has been set up to strengthen counter-terrorism and support special forces, Defence Secretary John Reid has confirmed. The Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) based in Wales, will be drawn from Royal Marines, Parachute Regiment and the RAF Regiment.

Its insignia is a dagger run through by a lightning flash.

Based at St Athan, the SFSG will train with special forces to be deployed around the world at short notice.

In a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday, Defence Secretary John Reid said: “The new Special Forces Support Group will enhance the capability of the UK Special Forces to operate around the world and will provide the UK with an additional counter-terrorist capability.

“I am pleased to be able to inform the House that the new Special Forces unit stood up, as planned, in St Athan, near Cardiff on 3 April.”

[…]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4928028.stm

Hey, that logo looks familiar:

Torquemada returns in his most hideous form yet

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Torquemada by Kevin O'Neill circa 1884, 2000 AD

High above the stalscrapers of the vast subterranean city Necropolis looms the The Temple of Terminus, headquarters of the dreaded Terminators, the armies of the mighty Termight Empire. The doors to this sacred place have been opened to welcome in the pure and vigilant amongst you, and allow you learn more about the Empire and it’s illustrious leader Tony Bliar.

Be warned, however, this is no refuge for the alien amongst us or those that choose to have truck with him! So, if you are truly pure, make a selection from the list below. The others had better watch out, for The Inquisition will be calling on you soon…

THE BLIAR FAMILY ALBUM
Discover more about the royal family.
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF TERMINATORS
Do you have what it takes to join the Holy Crusade?
THE BESTIARY
Do you know who your deviants are?
THE VATS
The punishment for anyone having truck with an extra terrestrial!
THE MAUSOLEUM
Discover more about Bliar’s predecessors…
THE TRAVEL TUBES
Take a whistle stop tour of Termight!
THE WISDOM OF BLIAR
Enlighten yourself with these quotes from the Grand Master.
RECOMMENDED READING
Tracts recommended by Bliar himself.
PURITY TEST
Are you pure?
THE GIFT SHOP
Secure yourself some mementos of your visit.
THE BLACK HOLE BYPASS
The gateway to only the purest of websites, and how to contact the curator…
TUBE MAP
Use this to find your way around the Temple of Terminus…

What the surface of tyranny will look like

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

NIR Verified Reciept

This is what the skin of the new tyranny will look like. For all intents and purposes, this looks like an ordinary reciept from the supermarket Waitrose. However, upon close inspection, you will see a single line that separates this reciept from every other one you have ever taken away from a shop. The person who made this purchase, bought a bottle of wine with her groceries, which included bread, fruit, tampons, soap, bacon, soup, mineral water, green beans and a bar of chocolate. Because she bought alcohol, and in this case, paid by credit card, her identity needed to be checked to be sure that she was over 18, and that ‘she was who she said she was’.

That is why the line ‘NIR VERIFIED’ Is in there.

Her ID card was swiped at the till. This means that her unique NIR number is linked to her Mastercard, since she didn’t pay cash and bought alcohol. It means that all her purchases are now linked to her number, as well as being linked to all the RFID tags on each item she bought.
It means that the government has a record of where she was at that precise moment. They know what she was doing; shopping at Waitrose. As she walks up the kings road doing her shopping by credit card, the government will be able to follow her from shop to shop as she spends spends spends.

On the surface, this reciept is as innocent as any other. You will not see the NIR in action as you are verified again and again, but the evil will be there, gradually accumulating the dust of your activities.

Do not register for the NIR. Renew your passport right now. Tell all your friends about this abominable project, and implore them to absolutely disobey.

Or take the consequences.

Renew your passport in May 2006 Refuse Compulsory Registration

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
renew for freedom

Why you should renew your passport.

The Identity Cards Act 2006 turns your passport into a one-way ticket to control of your identity by the government. It means lifelong surveillance, and untold bureaucracy. This website, produced by the NO2ID campaign, is about how you can renew your passport and avoid being forced to register on the ID scheme database.

Please renew your passport in May.

Our factsheet [hyperlinks to the right] explains how and why. Download it, pass it on to your friends, or print it out and distribute it.

You can apply to renew your passport online right now at the UK Passport Service website or request that they post you a paper form to fill in yourself.

Act now. Protect yourself later.

If we all act together, we’ll send a message to the politicians and bureaucrats who think that they can take control of who we are, and to the companies that hope to make a fortune at our expense helping them.

You may have heard that you’ll be able to opt out of having an ID card if you renew your passport before 1st January 2010. But the card is not the point. Even if you chose not to have it, you would still have to pay for it. And you will get no choice about attending an official interview, producing numerous personal documents to be recorded, and having your fingerprints and eye scans taken for the records.

“Anyone who opts out in my opinion is foolish.”
Charles Clarke, on the passing of the Identity Cards Act 2006.

Ignore the sneering.

Once you are on the Register, you will never get off until it is abolished. But you’ll be exposed to all the risks and dangers of the scheme immediately. The Home Office is building the most complex and intrusive ID control system in the world. It will certainly go wrong.

Once you are on the Register with or without a card you will also be forced to keep all the details that are kept about you up to date (and sort out any government errors).

Once you are on the Register you will face penalty charges for not telling the Home Office if you move house or if any other of your registered details change.

Far from being ‘foolish’, renewing your passport to avoid all this is just plain common sense. In the 10 years that follow, NO2ID and many others will be working to end the ID scheme and keep Britain a free country.

“… anyone who feels strongly enough about the linkage not to want to be issued with an ID card in the initial phase will be free to surrender their existing passport and apply for a new passport before the designation order takes effect.”
Charles Clarke, on 21st March 2006.

The Home Secretary himself has said you can do it. Don’t delay he might change his mind….

[…]

http://www.renewforfreedom.org/

Criminal scumbag Andy Burnham has said:

The warning came after The Home Office yesterday said private sector engagement will accelerate over the next few months, so project infrastructure is up and running before the next general election.

Andy Burnham, the minister in charge of the scheme, explained a rapid roll out of its key technologies would make David Camerons throwaway pledge to pull it down irrelevant.

Rebuffing the Tory leaders remark, Mr Burnham added it would be a fait accompli by the 2008 or 2009 expected date of the next general election, The Financial Times reported.

[…]

http://www.contractoruk.com/news/002619.html

What this actually means is that the Nazis understand that if the system is either not up and running or not full of people it can be scrapped.

This is why it is absolutely essential that no one registers for any reason whatsoever. A system that is either not online or that is pitifully empty will be much easier to shut down politically. If it is up and running and is full of millions of people, then it becomes an extremely valuable tool of opression, and no government will be able to resist using it for its own ends.

Tube engineers face fingerprint check-ins

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Rail chiefs have unveilled plans to ensure thousands of Tube workers turn up on time by introducing a hi-tech fingerprint scanning device.

Up to 8,000 engineers, track and signal staff willhave to pass their fingerprints over a computer scanner to clock in and out of work.

Unions have hit out at the plans, accusing their bosses of infringing staff’s civil liberties and have threatened strike action.

The identification scheme, being studied by Metronet and Tube Lines, the two private sector consortia in charge of engineering work, would mean every worker having to be fingerprinted and the information kept on a central register.

On clocking-on, a worker would touch a scriin with their finger which would read it and check it.

The exact time would be recorded. Metronet and Tube Lines say the system is for security and safety reasons – to ensure only fully licensed and properly qualified staff gain access to the network.

But it would also eliminate anyone clocking-in for their workmates. A splokesman for Metronet, which employes 5,000 engineers and other workers, said, “We are seeking an easy, foolproof system to identify everyone who is working on our network”.

Bobby Law, London district secretary of the RMT, said: “Not in a million years will we agree to accept this”.

[…]

Evening Standard, 6pm edition, page 18.

Well done Bobby. Now all you have to do is make sure that all of your members and the members of the other unions refuse to enter the NIR, because if you do not, you will all be thumbing into work, play and everything else you do.

And lest we forget a tale about the fragility of these systems. Imagine this happening to the NIR. The entire country would be stopped dead should the card be rolled out like the Nazis want it to be:

Police fingerprint system wiped out
By Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor, Evening Standard

Police investigations across the country have been crippled by a huge crash in the national fingerprint computer system.

All 43 forces in England and Wales, including the Metropolitan Police, have been hit by the shutdown of the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (Nafis).

The blunder, described by insiders as the biggest ever police IT disaster, means national checks have not been

run on suspected criminals or

evidence at crime scenes. A police memo leaked to the Evening Standard reveals the network collapsed more than a week ago.

Written by Bruce Grant, head of the Met’s Fingerprint Bureau, it states that the meltdown “means that no offender’s identity can be verified”.

The crash is the latest costly IT disaster to hit government departments or agencies. The Tories today demanded a full inquiry and seized on the incident as proof that David Blunkett’s plans for a national ID card system could be wrecked by a computer failure.

The Nafis system, which is run by American computer giant Northrop Grumman, has been the Government’s most prestigious police IT project.

It allows an individual force to check if a fingerprint matches

hundreds of thousands of others. The Standard has learned that the system went offline at

4.30am last Wednesday, plunging into chaos every one of the 43 fingerprint bureaux across the nation.

Several forces were back on the system by last night but some parts of the country are still not connected today.

A Home Office spokeswoman said that while forces could not check prints nationally they could run local checks.

[…]

http://www.thisislondon.com/

Nazi pigs and their immitators

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

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Wac?aw Kledziks (8.0.1.6) Arbeitskarte (work permit), produced for Ignacy Szczygie?, a Pole from eastern borderland.

http://www.kledzik.strony.pl

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http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/

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http://wwii-militaria.net/civilian_documents.htm

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http://www.cottingleyconnect.org.uk/id.htm

POW ID card at Stalag Luft I

www.merkki.com/potterlc.htm

And this is the BEST collection:

http://www.usmbooks.com/index_rare_documents.html

and now, for a blog article…

ID cards part of the World ID project

The ID cards coming into forced usage in the United Kingdom are part of a global project called the World ID project.
Based underground in a military installation in the United States, huge computer mainframes are in place ready to store, catagorise and search a database of information on the whole population of the earth.
Dr. William Deagle a medical doctor who has worked on secret government projects claims to have visited the underground computer mainframe in 1994, underneath Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs.
download here

ID cards have been rolled out across the world over recent years, Pakistan, Brazil, China, India, Czechoslovakia and Italy only being a small sample, have finally reached the UK and been forced through by our wayward government.

Its hard to imagine the contrast, when in Asia 1 billion live in poverty, their governments are only interested in giving them mandatory ID cards to access private services, vote (inevitably), collect social security, open a bank account, travel and like in Italy, show on demand to law enforcement officials.
The US supreme court ruled June 2004 that ID must be shown on demand to law enforcement.
I suppose its all just to cut fraud.

The reality appears to be that some form of global control grid is coming down hard on the people living not just in Asia but all around the world and soon may come to us unsuspecting UK citizens too.
It is quite possible that this ID card the government so forceful pushed through has exactly the same implications for us as it does for those in communist China or fascist Italy.

Initially our ID cards (UK) are biometric and will replace our passports but in the future they will be DNA based and the plan appears to be then to have a DNA database for every nation. In the United States ID cards are being introduced through driving licenses as few own passports.

The plan is to integrate this into the new security features for travel. I.e. in the New World you will need to present your approved global standard biometrics ID card to travel abroad. Seeing as this is only the beginning the strategy appears to be to move then down to national travel, railway stations for example, then down to the local level, boarding buses.

The governments claim all sorts of things for these cards one of them is that it will stop fraud, but the technology approved as the global standard “facial biometrics ID” is the least accurate of all biometrics data.
University of Cambridge professor Daugman who developed the international algorithms for Iris recognition claims it fails 5% to 40% of the time.

“Today’s computer algorithms for automatic face recognition have a truly appalling performance, in terms of accuracy,”

The recognition software is currently only capable of checking your face, no criminal database checks anywhere, yet. A human being can do that.

So why has the ICAO “specified facial recognition as the globally interoperable biometric technology for machine-assisted identity confirmation?” (link)
In the technology testing they relied upon (FRVT2002) a New York Times report on it concludes “Cognitec, the leading performer on that test, gained a 77 percent rating but its success rate fell to 56 percent when the watch list grew to 3,000.”

Even the best biometrics technology being rolled out, Iris scans, still fall far short of any kind of security.
In February 2002 the US Department of Defense issued a report that found wide discrepancies between manufacturers’ claims of successful biometrics identification rates and those seen in the field. The report found that iris recognition did better than most but one manufacturer’s claim of a 0.5% false identification rate ballooned to 6% during the DOD tests.
Even 0.5% is not acceptable.

Fingerprints are left everywhere, they are not secure. Also for the estimated 2% of the population who have worn finger pads the scanners wont work. Contact lenses can possibly be manufactured to fool iris scanners. Voice recognition wont work in noisy areas, and can potentially be fooled by computer software.

Current biometirc technology is not only easy to bypass but fundamentally flawed at even checking the real card owner. It is not ready for global secure rollout.
The only conclusion can be that this system is destined to fail, possibly designed that way as a political tool to help bring in DNA databases or microchipping, both of which are firmly on the agenda.

Once again the technology is incapable of working with databases and yet huge amounts of money are being pumped into this.
Makes you wonder what’s going on surely?

The government is only interested in selling your data, using it to make money. The two motives conflict stongly, keeping it secure and selling it for profit! They do not work together.

Ill finish with a quote from the ID World Electronic passport website

“The issuing of machine-readable travel documents will take place in three distinct waves first ePassports, then National IDs and finally Visas – and 2006 will see the creation of the infrastructure to support this major shift. Such a revolution could be viewed merely as a consequence of the mandatory implementation of a relatively narrow project, but in reality the introduction of electronic travel documents worldwide will pave the way towards the much broader market penetration of RFID and biometric technology in the areas of citizen ID and eGovernment projects.”

[…]

http://unitingthenations.blogspot.com/

But… you know this.

life is like a roller coaster …and then you marry one.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Visitors to the UK’s biggest cities will be tagged and tracked by a network of cameras in a revolutionary system to tighten security while also providing a personalised alibi for the general public.

Police in Manchester will be fitting visitors with wrist bands containing tiny Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in the ultimate big-brother system.

Visitors will be watched as they use the city and will be filmed on streets.

At the end of the day they will ‘store their alibi’ in a proprietory HDTV format.

Technology experts at Stasi Solutions, the firm behind the project, say it will also make the city more secure, with the tags used to track lost children and cut crime.

Stasi Solutions joined forces with Sony to provide the system, called Your Life, which could also be introduced to Bush Gardens, in Florida and Halliburtonia, Baghdad.

Ali Baba, from YourLife, said: “It will involve cameras being strategically placed along the paths and at crime photo-opportunity locations.

“The cameras will be used to track and video visitors while they experience the city’s attractions.

“These personalised video clips will then be routed, catalogued and digitally stored, ready for the SOCA to pick up in a tailored HD format when they require it.”

He added: “In addition to using Sony video cameras to capture the guest’s experience in the city, the cameras can also be utilised to provide additional security protection in the event of break-ins or acts of vandalism.”

Hans Burger, from Stasi Solutions, said: “Our aim is to give the police the opportunity to view their unique day time and time again through secure digital video footage.”

Original story here and elswhere. Of course ITRW you would only need to install a network of RFID detectors and cross reference with CCTV as and when (to keep costs down).

Hunebeds in the Netherlands

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I found this while searching for something completely different. What a wonderful find, and a wonderful site!

Everyone has heard of Stonehenge in England and dolmens and menhirs in France. But who knows of even older and more numerous megalithes in Holland..? Even most of the Dutch themselves are unaware of the richness of the prehistoric monuments in their own country. But they exist..!,and they are there for over 5000 years. Older than the Egyptian pyramids! Built of huge granite stones, some of them weighing over 25,000 kilograms, dragged to the spot and piled up to form a rectangular stonegrave. Unbelievable, but true.
D49

D4

PS: Here is something that was just re-released! Rejoice!

The Bastards Continue To Lie In Your Face

Friday, April 14th, 2006

The new Inentity and Passport Service website is publishing lies about how the card and NIR will work. In fact, that website contradicts itself:

Using the scheme in daily life

Proving your age

This is one of the simplest transactions and will usually be completed without using a card reader to check information against the National Identity Register (NIR).

Ella is 18 and wants to buy some wine from an off-licence to take to a party. Cynthia is a youthful 70 and is keen to claim an over-65 discount offered at her local garden centre. In each case the retailer could ask for proof of age. As both Ella and Cynthia have an ID card, they do not need to show:

  • birth certificate
  • pension book
  • driving licence
  • or any other documents that might be requested to prove identity.

Instead each of them can simply hand over their ID card.

In this case the retailers will simply:

  • look at both sides of the card checking for the security features, then
  • compare Ella or Cynthia with their photograph on the card.

If the retailers are satisfied that the ID cards are genuine and that they each belong to the person using them, they will then check the dates of birth to confirm their ages.

It takes just moments for the check to be completed so that Ella can buy the wine and Cynthia can claim her discount. […]

From the page about proving your age to buy alcohol. And then there is this from the Identity Verification Service section, which contradicts the text above:

Identity verification service

The identity verification service will provide a way for accredited organisations to check an individuals identity. This means that you will have a secure and convenient way of proving your identity in a variety of situations, such as opening a bank account or registering with a GP, for example.

The identity verification service works at different levels according to what information is needed. For example:

  • for a basic transaction such as proving your age it could confirm simply that your card is valid
  • if you are a foreign national applying for a job it could be used to confirm that the status of your visa allows you to work
  • if you are applying to work in a position of trust (as a nanny for example) it could be used to confirm that you do not have a criminal record.

To protect your privacy, all organisations that wish to use the identity verification service will need to be accredited, and they will need your consent before they use the service to check your identity.

My emphasis.

The first one says that you simply hand over your card for a visual check and then thats it. If thats the case, then there is no need for a centralized database, NIR swipe terminals everywhere, and photo ID as used in WW2 would be sufficient. Then they contradict themselvs, and say that the Identity Verification Service would provide ‘basic transactions’ like checking how old you are. This means getting your card swiped in an NIR card reader:

ID card being swiped

and your card being checked in real time, and a record being made at the NIR. Alcohol sellers will demand to be accredited so that they can check the age of buyers without having to rely on the judgement of their staff, and remove all doubt from every transaction.

Now when they say ‘accredited’ that means that the business wanting to be able to use this service simply has to fill out a form, have ‘a legitimate purpose’ and then pay a monthly/per check fee to access the database with its terminals.

Something tells me that ‘Francis Stonor Saunders’ has caused the above bit of copywriting to be shoehorned into that website, It clearly doesn’t fit in there, and must be a response to ‘that email’ which is still spreading like wildfire.

That website is just what you would expect from a double talking lie spreading murder squad headed dragon government.

And another thing. Lets say for the sake of arguement that the servants of Bliar are not lying and that alcohol sellers won’t be using the identity verification service. That doesn’t mean that they won’t write down your card number on the recipt. It won’t stop anyone from writing down your card number anywhere you present it. It won’t stop them photocopying your card and attaching it to your application for whatever you are applying for. The fact of the matter is, that once you enter this system you are compromised; everyone will eventually get the details of your number, attach it to everything that you do and you will be just like those poor Koreans.

Note how there is nothing about the restrictions on who can take a copy of your card, and what they can do with that copy. The alcohol seller should at the very least, be forbidden to use your card details for any reason whatsoever. He should be forbidden from storing that copy or selling that copy to anyone. He should not be allowed to record your transaction and NIR number against your purchace on your recipt…but they don’t care about that. In fact, thats a lie; they DO care about that – this ‘feature’ is the very merchandising of your data which makes the whole enterprise so vauable to government and business.

The final part of the second quote is most interesting.

From where is the NIR going to determine wether or not you have a criminal record? According to this, there is no section for such information on the register, maybe I’m not reading the list correctly.

If I am reading It correctly, this means that if you want to hire a nanny, you can take her card, swipe it in a terminal and then a separate database will be used to check wether or not this person has a criminal record. This immediately raises some questions.

Who will provide access to this separate database? Will everyone who is in the NIR also have an entry in this database of criminals, and when it is checked, will your entry either have a ‘criminal’ or ‘not criminal’ flag against your name? Will you have to pay for access? Will all NIR terminals be able to do this check, or will just the police be able to do it, or will some ‘accredited service’ (another sheep dip operation) be set up on every high street where you can check if people have criminal records or not? Will you, as the prospective nanny employer, be able to take her card from her and check it without her being there? Or will you have to go down to the local ‘ID Centre’ together? Will they print out a certificate saying that she has no criminal record, and if so, and she goes to get it herself, will you trust that the certificate has not been forged?

Do you get my drift? It’s total fucking insanity.

And of course, just because she doesn’t have a criminal record, that doesn’t mean that she is not a criminal or a ‘potential criminal‘.

This scheme is beyond madness. It is beyond Kafkaesqe. If you enroll in it, after everyting you have read, you are a traitor and a total madman.

UK Immigration Requirements for British Citizens

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

After reading/writing posts on Blogdial about the linking of ID card uptake to passport applications as part of the government’s ‘volutary’ introduction of the NIR, http://irdial.com/blogdial/?p=108 and following, the following thoughts sprang immediately to mind:If I refuse an ID card, I will be unable to get a passport.

If I cannot get a passport, I am for all intents and purposes interned in my own country.

My government cannot deny my travel and/or entry and exit to my own country.

Therefore it follows: passports must not be required for a British citizen to transit UK borders.

Could this last part be true? I had no idea.

So I wrote to Charles Clarke (clarkec@parliament.uk). I have yet to receive a response.

I wrote to the Home Office general enquiries address. I have yet to receive a response.

I wrote to my MP, Hugh Bayley, who is one of the least rebellious members of the Labour party and has consistently voted in favour of the introduction of ID cards.

He is a typical, spineless, mindless, gimp of a career politician.

I wrote to him and he failed to answer my questions. I am a constituent of his. He works for me. I remind him of this fact. It is something to remember. They work for you.

I wrote to the UK Passport Service and asked them what exactly are “the legal requirements for a UK citizen entering and leaving the UK of their own free will.”

They replied:

A person who is a British citizen is not subject to immigration control and is free to enter or leave the United Kingdom without restriction. A British citizen who travels on a passport issued by another country will need to apply for a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode to be endorsed in his passport to confirm he has unrestricted entry to this country.

I was stunned! What did this mean? As a lay reader I immediately thought, there is NO requirement for a passport! I can come and go as I please!

And if I decide to use a second passport, perhaps Irish, or Canadian, or one obtained as outlined at sites such as http://www.escapeartist.com/passports/passports.htm all I need is a stamp showing I have the Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode. Then I’d be free from having to ever enter the NIR. Right?

Well, obviously I can’t be right. There must be some legal requirements stipulated? Some guidelines as to how I prove I am a British citizen? And the CoERA… will application for this stamp be subject to NIR enrolement?

First, on the requirements, all I can find is actually on the CoERA page…

2. THE RIGHT OF ABODE 2.1 If you have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, this means that you are entirely free from United Kingdom immigration control. You do not need to obtain the permission of an immigration officer to enter the United Kingdom, and you may live and work here without restriction. 2.2 However, you must prove your claim by production of either: a) a passport describing you as a British citizen or as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies having the right of abode in the United Kingdom; or b) a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode in the United Kingdom issued by or on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom.

So a UK passport may be required, although the expiry date remains in question: why should a passport allow free travel one day, and not the next, due to an arbitrary 10-year limit? Is even an expired passport proof of British citizenship?

Are other documents also valid? A birth certificate, for example, which is required in order to get a passport! It seems that I would have to wade through: “The law covering the right of abode in the United Kingdom is contained in the Immigration Act 1971, the British Nationality Act 1981 and the regulations made under them.” in order to find the details. But I would like it stated in clear, factual, lay terms by the UKPS or the Home Office, if possible. As for the CoERA stamp, the application at present seems to be postal only. No interview, no data-rape.

To summarise the current situation: I remain confused as to the exact requirements outlined in my communication with UKPS and on their webiste. I have therefore asked for clarification on exactly what this (a British citizen is not subject to immigration control and is free to enter or leave the United Kingdom without restriction) means in practical and legal terms.

The answers to these questions must be found. If you can help, get in touch. If you know the current legal status, get in touch. If you want to prevent the government from closing every loophole and interning British citizens for want of a ‘voluntary’ NIR entry, help us to know the facts as they stand, so that we may exploit this loophole and disempower the NIR.

The Right to Pay with Cash

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

This message has been received by Love England. We hope you will all respond positively and send messages of support to a brave Englishwoman fighting for her rights!

Hi, my daughter Jane is mounting a one woman campaign against the authorities refusing to accept cash payments for council tax and other payments. It is a matter of principle bearing in mind that all card transaction etc can be traced and big brother is trying to turn us into a cashless society.

In our area they have refused her cash and consequently she is facing Magistrates – today – in court.

In fact it is an illegal act to refuse cash which is the legal tender of the realm however she is placing her neck on the block over this.she has also just taken out litigation against Ken Livingstone in his official capacity because they have refused to accept her cash to pay a fine on the congestion charge. They have threatened her with the bailiffs and all sorts of things. She is now counter-suing for malicious prosecution.

She has no fancy lawyers – she is acting for herself with the written law of the land in her hands to present in her defence. Could anyone out there like to send a message of support to her.

Jane Sutherland

http://www.loveengland.org/campaigns.html

Astonishing isnt it? She wants to pay her bills with legal tender, but they are refusing to accept, and are taking HER to court!

This is just the beginning. All of these agencies will claim that they cannot accept cash because it is inneficcient, and costs them money to process. No one will argue that it is better to have a system that costs less to run….you see? Like the convenience of CD, where you give up quality for convenience, with the abolition of cash as a means of settling with government agencies, people will be willing to give up privacy for efficiency and ease of use.

But if the coin of the realm is not acceptable to the very government who issues it, why should anyone else accept it?

You can’t make this stuff up!

It’s Really Stupid

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

An IRS Privacy Nightmare

April 11, 2006

This column was written by Peter Rothberg.

The IRS has quietly proposed astounding new rules which would allow tax preparers to sell the contents of their client’s tax returns to third-party businesses, as long as a requisite form is signed. Historically, tax returns were a strictly private affair, with both tax preparers and IRS agents forbidden to share the info with anyone for any reason. But this could all change if the IRS’s blatant corporate giveaway is passed. That’s great news for “data-brokers” like Choicepoint that make tens of millions of dollars selling personal information to corporate marketers.

Here’s how the new rules would work: When you visit your accountant or a tax-preparation firm like H&R Block, your tax preparer would ask you to sign a form authorizing them to release your information at their discretion. Once you sign that form, your tax preparer has permission to sell or share the information contained in your tax filings. You have no control over how that data will be used, who will get it, or whether it will be adequately safeguarded from identity thieves.

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I assume your SSN is on US tax returns and this would be replaced by a RealID number and these can be cross referenced to health care provision, your driver’s license, credit card company, real estate. It’s almost as if they want your personal information to be insecure – so they can develop a ‘solution’ to their imposed problem.

Total Insanity!!!!!!

That’s my beat!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

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Why You Shouldnt Register at the NIR, part 6

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Update: Fla. residents’ data exposure a statewide issue
Social Security numbers, bank info is available via county Web sites

News Story by Jaikumar Vijayan

APRIL 11, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) – The Social Security numbers, driver’s license information and bank account details belonging to potentially millions of current and former residents of Florida are available to anyone on the Internet because sensitive information has not been redacted from public records being posted on county Web sites.Although questions about the availability of personal data online initially focused on Broward County, an official there stressed today that all counties in Florida are subject to the same state law. A spot check of other county Web sites today confirmed that sensitive data is easily available through public property records.

In fact, according to Sue Baldwin, director of the Broward County Records Division, counties across the nation face the same issue.

“Land records are public all over the country. This is not a new situation,” said Baldwin, adding that the same issue affects “all the counties in Florida … [and] lots of states.”

In fact, the Ohio secretary of state is being sued for posting residents Social Security numbers for years on state Web sites where publicly searchable records are stored (see “Ohio secretary of state sued over ID info posted online”).

“All this information has been out there and available since the beginning of time,” Baldwin said. “It was out there, and the people who were educated about it knew it was there. It’s been online since 1999.”

She noted that the information on the Web is in full compliance with state statutes that require counties to post public documents on the Internet.

Bruce Hogman, a county resident who raised concerns about the availability of information with the Broward County Records Division about two weeks ago, said it poses a serious risk of identity theft and fraud.

The exposure stems from the countys failure to redact, or remove, sensitive data from images of public documents such as property records and family court documents, Hogman said. Included in the documents publicly available are dates of birth and Social Security numbers of minors, images of signatures, passport numbers, green-card details and bank account information.

Here is the latest treasure trove available to identity thieves, and it is free to the public, courtesy of the Florida state legislature in its great Internet savvy, Hogman said. The easy availability of such sensitive data also poses a security threat at a time of heightened terrorist concerns, he said. […]

Until the county can act, people who want sensitive information removed from an image or a copy of a public record can individually request that in writing, she said. Such a request must specify the identification page number that contains the Social Security number or other sensitive information.The county also created up an e-mail in-box that allows people to file their requests via e-mail. That address is: removepersonalinfo@broward.org.

We have provided information pertaining to requesting redaction of protected information on our Web site at www.broward.org/records, since 2002, Baldwin said. Since Hogman expressed his concerns, the county has made the redaction-request information more visible online.

Aside from making the redaction- request process as user-friendly and speedy as possible, I do not have the independent authority to take any additional action regarding removing material from the public records, Baldwin said.

She added that the information available on the Web is also freely available for public purchase and inspection at the county offices. Professional list-making companies have always purchased copies of records and data from recorders to use in the creation of specialized marketing lists, which they sell, she said. So too have title insurance underwriters and credit-reporting agencies.

Given that public records have been readily available, Baldwin called concerns about posting them online “a tempest in a teapot,” saying “most people’s documents don’t have [sensitive] stuff in them. There are relatively few documents that have that kind of information.”

She also said that residents concerned about personal data that may be online should check to see if information is accessible that should not be and formally request that it be removed.

“People have to assume some responsibility,” Baldwin said. “At least now people can look at this stuff and say, ‘I don’t want people looking at this’ and ask [officials] to take it off. This is a way for citizens to be informed and to manage their documents. They should regard this as an opportunity.”

Hogman, who wants the records taken down until a solution is found, said he has contacted several people — including state legislators, both of the state’s U.S. senators, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. So far, he has not heard back from anyone except Baldwin.

In my estimation, do nothing is not a good solution because it leaves the information out there for public viewing he said. […]

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.

Once again, the future of Britian is clear to see from those countries that have rushed headlong into the database abyss. You should not under any circumstances put your data into the NIR. That means, you should not renew your passport if you cannot do so without having your finger prints taken, your eyes scanned and an NIR number issued to you. If you allow this, you WILL become a victim like those poor unfortunate Koreans and the unwitting americans who are being bought and sold like cows.

ID theft made easy

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

In case you think traces of data on your hard disk is an unlikely source of ID theft here’s a couple of easy ways NIR information can be gathered with minimal effort (and therefore maximum profit!!!!). And remember because NIR information will be ‘valid’ in perpetuity it can be traded long after the information is stolen (and even if it is encrypted it will be just like futures options on the stock exchange, people will be willing to bet on whether the encryption can be readily broken or bypassed).

Scenario 1:
You’re 21 looking 18.
You’re at the off license.
You have an NIR linked ID card.
You have a credit card.

You let your card be verified against the NIR, he asks you to take a fingerprint scan
The retailer has a recorder box between the RFID scanner and the NIR connection and skims the RFID & fingerprint data, he has also put some thin film on the fingerprint scanner which now has your fingerprint on it.

You pay with your credit card
The retailer skims your credit card information

You get your beer
The retailer gets the information transmitted by your ID card, the NIR ready data from your fingerprint, a valid fingerprint for the ID card, your credit card details – he can use these directly or sell this information to someone else (or both)

Scenario 2:

You are at a restaurant
You leave your coat with the waiter
Your wallet is in your coat

Your ID & credit cards are in your wallet
The waiter skims all your cards with a stand alone reader while you are at your table

You are handed a laminated menu
You leave your fingerprints all over the menu, the waiter takes care to only touch the top edge of the menu

You go home having a nice meal
The waiter lifts your prints off the menu and sells this with your card information

Although card skimming can be done now it is simple to invalidate your current credit card number and get a new one.
You cannot get new fingerprints, and you cannot invalidate them if access to public services and your own money depends on them.

Low-hanging fruit for identity thieves

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

For months, the police were chasing a man who was hawking illegal goods on the Internet: 13-digit identity numbers and other personal data that people in this highly wired country must submit to join most members-only Web sites.

When last week they finally arrested the man, identified only by his last name, Song, they found that he was leading a 12-person ring that was selling compact disks that contained personal data for as many as 7.7 million people – names, identity numbers, home and e- mail addresses, phone numbers and Web site log-ons.

The scale of the alleged crime convinced the government that it could no longer delay a planned overhaul of the country’s online identification systems – even though many Web site operators say they fear that the methods being tested are too cumbersome and will stifle Internet growth in South Korea.

“It’s a reality we are facing,” said Ahn Sun, a police investigator. “Your personal data, and mine, are very likely out there circulating.”

Song sold his CDs mainly to telemarketers, but data brokers like him – who are legion in this country, according to the police – are an enormous cause of concern to privacy advocates in South Korea, where 75 percent of the population has access to a broadband connection.

Most South Korean Web sites require members to register by presenting a name and matching 13-digit “resident registration number.”

The number, issued by the government to every South Korean at birth, is the closest thing the country has to a human bar code. For four decades, it has been a dominant form of identification, used when people buy a house, open a bank account or apply for a library card. The first six digits are the holder’s year, month and date of birth. The numbers also reveal sex and place of birth.

An online identification system based on real names and resident numbers is easy to use. The information helps fight the spread of libelous Web postings, a growing social problem here. And for Web site operators, it helps keep out minors and tailor services according to a customer’s sex and age group.

The system, however, has a big problem: It is relatively easy to steal real names and their matching numbers.

The police say that some people with access to the databases of businesses that store customer information have been collecting them and selling them to data brokers. Web sites with poor firewalls are vulnerable to hackers who can extract the personal data. Indeed, it is possible to find names and matching ID numbers just by using Google.

A study by the Ministry of Information and Communication last year found that personal data of 620,000 members from 1,950 Web sites were floating around the Net. Last year, 9,830 victims of resident number theft filed reports with the government-run Korea Information Security Agency.

“It has become too easy to get random resident numbers,” said Kim Young Hong at Citizens’ Action Network, which campaigns for greater online privacy. “The resident number no longer serves as a proper way of identification.”

In February, South Koreans were awakened to the problem when NCSoft, the largest online game company in the country, said 200,000 names and resident numbers that had been used to log on to its popular Lineage fantasy game were taken from data that had been stolen. South Koreans rushed to check the Web site and others to see whether they had accounts they had never signed up for.

In the Lineage game, players accumulate virtual munitions called “items.” The game is so popular here that the items are often bought and sold for real money – and some maintain that Chinese gamers were entering the South Korean Web site using stolen identities to make money.

“The government is introducing alternative systems that have a stronger identification power, protect privacy and help prevent the illegal use of IDs even if they are leaked,” said Park Tae Hee, of the Ministry of Information and Communication. “Web site operators don’t seem eager to embrace them, but the government will push them hard.”

The ministry is testing five new ways to identify Web surfers on its home page and five other sites. Under the new system, users must submit either a digital identity certificate or a new 13-digit “cyber resident number” that they can get from government-designated certifying agencies, instead of the traditional resident number.

After the trial runs and feedback, the government said it planned to require Web sites to adopt one of the methods by the beginning of next year. Meanwhile, it is asking Web portals to start using the new methods voluntarily, but few seem eager.

To get a digital signature certificate, an applicant must fill out a form, pay a fee and wait as long as three days. To get the new resident number, an applicant must supply the agency with more personal and sensitive data, like a bank account or credit card number and the matching password, in addition to the traditional resident number. Unlike the traditional number, the new number can be changed by its holder.

“We completely agree that we need a new system,” said Kim Sung Ho of Kinternet, a lobby for portals, game sites and other Internet-based companies. “But the new procedures are not convenient for users. Such cumbersome systems may hurt the growth of the Internet industry.

[…]

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/10/business/idtheft.php#

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.

This is EXACTLY what is going to happen to you if you enter the NIR, exactly as was predicted in that anonmous email, that lying scumbag running dog Andy Burnham said was ‘ridiculous’.

Only the stupidest of the stupid will willingly enter into this system. Only a venal government of criminals would forcibly introduce such a system into a country that is mercifully free of unique identifying numbers for their citizens.

Note that The resident number no longer serves as a proper way of identification. meaning that once your number leaks, it becomes anyone’s property it will be abused widely, cannot be trusted, and the excersise of setting the system up in the first place is a total waste of time and money.

Now they are trying to shackle the genie that is out of the bottle, by making people enter into another system, which they have to pay for, to try and fix the problem caused by the unique number issued to each Korean.

In Britain, there is no problem to fix because no one is issued with a unique number. As soon as this ceases to be the case, we open up a pandora’s box of problems that the taxpayer will have to pay to fix, with ever more intrusive systems. And thieves will have your low hanging fruit, your fucking balls, at their beck and call.

This is ‘Why You Shouldnt Register at the NIR, part 5’ btw.