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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

REAL ID

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I have just returned from the local CITGO convenience store where I was frustrated in my attempt to purchase tobacco. My driver's license was scanned by an electronic device similar to those that scan credit/debit cards. Scanned and rejected. I am 39 years old.

2 Comments:

  • Since the Office of National Drug Control Policy also wants to reduce American Citizen's consumption of tobacco and alcohol, having to scan your "Real ID" into a scanner every time you purchase these legal recreational drugs offers the Federal government an opportunity to track your purchases of such items. If you buy "too much" alcohol or tobacco might you be targeted for "treatment" or some other unwelcomed and unconstitutional scrutiny?

    Most places state that they will check the ID of anyone who appears to be under the age of 27. Clerks are supposed to be trained to look for lines at the corners of the eyes and around the mouth to determine if the customer is under age 27. Why was this 39 year old carded at all?

    Zen

    By Anonymous zen4usa@yahoo.com, at 1:12 PM  

  • In my comment above, I forgot to mention the potentially very dangerous invasion of privacy if someone is "Real ID" age scanned for JOB rolling papers. A record of such purchases would give the Feds the opportunity to root out all marijuana users who buy rolling papers. Even though their sale is legal, possession of JOB rolling papers is considered probable cause for drug searches, and a "Real ID" record of such a purchase might be enough for a search warrant as well.

    Tyranny is certainly upon us.

    We do however, have a system that works, but the American people must get up off their rears and take action.

    Zen

    By Anonymous zen4usa@yahoo.com, at 2:04 PM  

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