Homeland Security behind the Redwood ...

Homeland Security behind the Redwood Curtain

There are 1 comment on the Times-Standard story from Oct 23, 2007, titled Homeland Security behind the Redwood Curtain. In it, Times-Standard reports that:

“I know that it's illegal to copy music and all that but I want you to have this CD. I can't find the right words to say what I want but listen to track eight. It's by this guy named Jack Johnson and he gets it right.”

Judy Boyd serves as senior intelligence counsel in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of General Counsel. via Times-Standard

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Walnut Creek, CA

#1 Nov 10, 2007
More Homeland Security - Humboldt County

Our County of Supervisors are spending $1.26 million for new security at the courthouse here in Eureka. Here is a bit on this:


More security to induce fear in Humboldt County, as well as throughout our Nation. What next?

We have $1.26 million dollars being spent on security, needed or not. The need is not even being questioned by our representatives, it is just being done because of good authority there is a possibility of danger, a low possibility, but it is there.

After the installation of these security systems, as individuals we will have our bags and bodies checked for possible weapons (Though Law Enforcement will still enter through a private entrance and still carry their weapons, providing access to a weapon to the one who really wants trouble - No win situation.). Of course, after going through the security gate, you will need to sign in, show proof of who you are, provide reason for visit, and maybe even be asked to leave something of value at the entrance.

All in the name of security, protecting us, the people from ourselves. Kind of like President Bush using the 9/11 incident as something that "may" happen again because he hasn't got an Attorney General.

I know I am really sounding out of it. But I was shopping earlier todoy and noticed something that gave me thought to maybe our future. An individual was asked for a picture ID to purchase alcohol.

We all are in agreement with this, but as the customer asked: "It is not obvious that I am old enough to purchase alcohol?" as he reached into his billfold for his ID.

The store cashier/clerk responded: "We must ask everyone for an ID. It is the store policy, it is the Law." as they pointed to the camera behind him.

Imagine a few years from now, not too long, new security measures throughout the local area and country require we all where our ID's on our chest. We would need to have ID's with various colors to point out that we may or may not be of risk. On top of this, these ID's don't come from the Department of Motor Vehicles, but our new local Department of Homeland Security.

But this is not all, because after we have gotten these ID's, we will become registered as residents of this County. Meaning, we can still travel freely to visit other parts of the country, but we could not change our residence without re-registering at the County we are looking to move to, show proof of employment, or ability to care for oneself, etc.(This is how it is in China, only tied to the City.).

Oops, maybe I should not of shared this thought. Our local government might use it, instead of coming to a sensible idea that does not take away our individual dignity and so-called freedoms.

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