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Government moves to create “identity ecosystem” ...

Government moves to create “identity ecosystem”
Testing is set to begin next month on a pilot program that could lead to the introduction of a Chinesestyle
ID system for Internet users, an “identity ecosystem” that critics fear would create a backdoor to
government regulation of the world wide web. The White House’s “National Strategy for Trusted
Identities in Cyberspace” would replace the current system of using passwords to access sensitive
online accounts with something akin to a biometric ID card that would link one individual to all their
government services, such as food stamps, welfare as well as a myriad of other things like mortgage
applications and applications for licenses.

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  • The White House Wants Chinese-Style ID System For Internet Users Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com April 29, 2014 Government moves to create “identity ecosystem” Testing is set to begin next month on a pilot program that could lead to the introduction of a Chinese- style ID system for Internet users, an “identity ecosystem” that critics fear would create a backdoor to government regulation of the world wide web. The White House’s “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” would replace the current system of using passwords to access sensitive online accounts with something akin to a biometric ID card that would link one individual to all their government services, such as food stamps, welfare as well as a myriad of other things like mortgage applications and applications for licenses. “The original proposal was quick to point out that this isn’t a federally mandated national ID. But if successful, it could pave the way for an interoperable authentication protocol that works for any website, from your Facebook account to your health insurance company,” writes Meghan Neal, warning that the proposal is “a scary can of worms to open”. The scope of the program could eventually be expanded into an ID card to access the Internet itself, greasing the skids for every citizen to require government permission to use the world wide web, a privilege that could be denied to criminals, accused terrorists and other undesirables, which according to federal government literature includes people who hold certain anti-establishment political beliefs. The program bears more than a passing resemblance to a 2007 proposal by China that threatened to force bloggers to register their real identities and personal details via a single centralized ID system as a means for the Communist government to control information and punish dissenters. That idea was scrapped for being too draconian, but the Obama administration is pushing ahead with its own Internet ID system in pursuit of a wider cybersecurity agenda that Senator Joe Lieberman publicly
  • stated back in 2010 is aimed at mimicking Chinese-style censorship of the world wide web. Back when the NSTIC plan was first introduced, CNet’s Declan McCullagh noted that it represented “the virtual equivalent of a national ID card” because it would eventually be mandatory for filing IRS tax returns, applying for benefits or renewing licenses. The notion of the US government being able to provide a secure “identity ecosystem” immune from hacking and data theft is also naive given previous instances of information being stolen. The train wreck that was the launch of the Obamacare website is also a very strong argument for the government to stay out of such programs. American Public Turns Anti-War … Warmongers Desperately Reply, “But War Is Good For Us!” Washington’s Blog April 29, 2014 The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and
  • elsewhere. Those who get rich from war (the military-industrial complexers and big banks) and their lackeys aredesperate to reverse this trend. As such, they are resorting to more and more outlandish justifications for war. For example, Ian Morris has written an entire book arguing that war is the best thing ever, the onlything which has lifted us out of poverty and barbarianism. And – yes – he even says that war brings peace. David Swanson provides a must-read dismantling of Morris’ book. Morris writes this week in the Washington Post: War has not only made us safer, but richer, too. In reality, security experts – conservative hawks and liberal doves alike – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this and this. So it doesn’t make us safer. And there is now overwhelming evidence that war is horrible for the economy, and makes us poorer Morris continues: Thinkers have long grappled with the relationships among peace, war and strength. Thomas Hobbes wrote his case for strong government, “Leviathan,” as the English Civil War raged around him in the 1640s. In reality, Hobbes was an authoritarian who argued – just like (1) the leading Nazi legal scholar and philosopher who created the justification for “total war” to destroy those labeled an “enemy” of the Nazi state (Carl Schmitt), (2) Machiavelli, and (3) the father of the Neoconservatives (Leo Strauss) – that the public should be intentionally whipped into a frenzy of fear so that they would be willing to give up their rights and cede their freedoms to the sovereign. Indeed, Morris accidentally reveals that he is cut from the exact same cloth when he states: People almost never give up their freedoms — including, at times, the right to kill and impoverish one another — unless forced to do so. In other words, freedom bad … authoritarian leader good. Morris writes: Since 1914, we have endured world wars, genocides and government-sponsored famines, not to mention civil strife, riots and murders. Altogether, we have killed a staggering 100 million to 200
  • million of our own kind. But over the century, about 10 billion lives were lived — which means that just 1 to 2 percent of the world’s population died violently. Those lucky enough to be born in the 20th century were on average 10 times less likely to come to a grisly end than those born in the Stone Age. In other words, War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, and Ignorance Is Strength. I’ve seen this moviebefore. Artwork by Anthony Freda Morris cheerfully notes: And since 2000, the United Nations tells us, the risk of violent death has fallen even further, to 0.7 percent. Unless, of course, you live in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria or one of the other countries targeted for regime change … in which case your risk of violent death is very high. Morris argues: Washington [must] embrace [] its role as the only possible globocop in an increasingly unstable world — a world with far deadlier weapons than Britain could have imagined a century ago. In other words, Morris is an unrepentant apologist for American empire. Amusingly, the vast majority of comments to Morris’ Washington post essay attack him for being a desperate shill and a fool. But endless war is a feature – not a bug – of U.S. policy, and the American media (including the big “alternative” sites) are always pro-war. So expect to hear crazier and crazier “justifications” for war. White House Wants Chinese-Style ID System For Internet Users VIDEO BELOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbQnT0MSlM INFOWARS.COM BECAUSE THERE'S A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND