The article below is an excellent overview of how the calculation of your face is being tied to your ability to travel. Don’t worry, there are currently several pilot projects tying your biometric facial recognition to paying for your purchases as well. So that will be on the plate soon enough.

If you detect a bit of sarcasm and disgust in my tone, you are quite observant. Back in 2008, while we fought against the National Animal Identification System up in Jeff City, we also weighed in on a bill by Rep Jim Guest to halt Real ID and biometric identification in the state. That bill went through and FLATLY prohibited the Department of Revenue from collecting any biometric data.

Then in 2011, it came to light that the agent of the state was violating the law of the state and collecting this information anyway. So a bunch of things happened and a special session was called. The legislature then made inquiries and were given information by many people involved with property rights and freedom. After their inquiry, they fixed the law by allowing the DOR to collect the biometric information in photographs. In other words, giving the Department permission to do what they were doing that was in violation of the law passed in 2008. So that is how our representatives “fix” problems like willful violation of the law when it is done by agents of the state.

Also, despite three years of working on a law to prohibit NAIS by that name or any other name, the legislature wouldn’t agree to “or any other program of similar design”. So, we got a law through that prohibited NAIS, and then the USDA changed the name to Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) and currently they are rolling out RFID (radio frequency identification) with enforcement in some states. No worries, it will soon be required in Missouri, too.

So I am not very impressed by the legislature’s ability to see good, proactive and protective legislation through the processes in Jefferson City.

I cannot even count how many times I heard an elected representative in the State Capitol say, “Well, if the feds want it, we have to do it,” to which I replied, “Then why do we even have any state level government?” It would save a lot of money if we did away with that entire payroll if the only reason the State exists is to be the whipping boy of the federal agencies.

Alright. That is enough of my ranting. Without further adieu, here is a clip of the article that spawned my dissertation. You may click on the title to take you to read the entire article.

DHS Outlines Mandatory Biometric ID at Airports for Foreign Travel

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By Nicholas West

What at first seemed like creeping tip-toe incrementalism toward the use of biometric ID for travel is quickly becoming a warp-speed reality.

Over the past couple of months I’ve been covering some disturbing developments at national airports that seem to show an acceleration of the plan to use biometric identification in a variety of ways.

On May 19th I reported on a new program initiated by Delta Airlines at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to have automated baggage kiosks for “priority customers” that will first scan a traveler’s passport, then their face in order to match identity to checked luggage. It was promoted as a “pilot program” that Delta launched to seek customer feedback in the hope that it could be rolled out more widely in the future.

This announcement was followed by JetBlue who stated they will “test facial- and fingerprint-recognition technology at two U.S. airports to replace boarding passes, building on industry efforts to increase security and ease passage through airports.”

However, these stories were nothing compared to what followed on June 20th when U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that they would integrate government databases with a private company to speed up biometric processing.(Read the rest here)

Ozarks  Property Rights Coalition Meets June 22,  7  pm at El Rancho in Cabool with author and preparedness expert Francine Franck.
 
The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition will meet  Thursday  June 22,  at 7 pm at the El Rancho Restaurant on highway 60 according to co-chair Bob Parker.  The speaker of the evening will be Francine Franck of Mountain View on the topic “Lessons In Preparedness Learned from the Recent Floods.” Francine and her husband Donald are authors of several books including a series of novels about life after an EMP in the Ozarks. She is very knowledgeable in homesteading, preparedness and survival.
Those attending are encouraged to come early to enjoy the buffet and  visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.
Commonsense  Property Rights Coalition Meets   June 5,   6 pm

Fred’s Fish House in Mammoth

VA Whistle Blower To Speak, Answer Questions
 
The Commonsense Property Rights Coalition will meet Monday June 5  at 6 pm according to co-chairman Kevin Jotz.  The special guest of the evening will be Dr. Dale Klein, a medical doctor with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff.
“Dr. Klein is a whistle blower, one of those brave people who pointed out problems in the VA system that have led to neglect of many of our veterans and has even led to the death of some veterans. As a pain specialist MD he has dedicated his life to helping patients, and he is being punished by the VA for his efforts to help veterans. Dr. Klein came to our attention when he appeared on the Fox News Channel on the show Tucker Carlson Tonight. He will fill us in on the problems he has experienced, ways to fix the VA and how the care of many veterans has been neglected both in Missouri and across the nation.”
“Dr. Klein was originally scheduled for the May meeting and was unable to attend due to flooding and closing of bridges. Since the original schedule the VA attempted to terminate him employment using a legal loophole. When this was discovered local veterans announced a ralley across from the VA hospital in Poplar Bluff, which was held with 70 veterans attending and marching despite the heavy rains. The event was also attended by whistleblowers from Chicago, Phoenix, Houston Texas and Shreveport, sharing their stories and holding a public press conference.  The conference was also attended by 12 Poplar Bluff VA employees during their lunch hour and covered by three television stations, two newspapers and local radio. As a result the newly appointed Secretary of the  Veterans Administration, nominated by President Trump and recently confirmed by the Senate, called the administration of the hospital and ended the effort to fire Dr. Klein for the moment.”
Those attending are encouraged to come early to eat and  visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.
Ozarks  Property Rights Coalition Meets May 25,  7  pm at El Rancho in Cabool with Preparedness Expert Tony Piche
 
The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition will meet  Thursday  May 25  at 7 pm at the El Rancho Restaurant on highway 60 according to co-chair Bob Parker.  The speaker of the evening will be Tony Piche of Springfield, an expert in disaster preparedness. Piche is co-owner of Down to Earth Foods, a frequent speaker at area conferences, and highly skilled in  homesteading, preparedness and survival.
 
Piche and his wife are American citizens who immigrated years ago from South Africa and Rhodesia who witnessed many of the terrorism incidents and wars in the area. He learned a great deal  in that experience he wants to share, concentrating on the preparedness mindset, a way of thinking that leads to survival. He also wants to share similarities he notices between the situation in South Africa in the 1970’s and 1980’s and the US today. He emphasizes that preparedness is good insurance for many potential disasters including tornadoes, earthquakes, local crime, ice storms, and other potential problems.
Those attending are encouraged to come early to enjoy the buffet and  visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.

Campaign For Liberty Meeting

Posted: May 16, 2017 in Meetings
Campaign For Liberty Features Veterans Voice Advocate Spokesman May 18

The West Plains Campaign for Liberty group will meet  at 7 pm at Don Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant according to Chairman Don Eagleman.
“The speaker for the evening will be Gary Turner, founder of the group Veterans Voice Advocate, a participant in last week’s demonstration at the VA hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which made national news. Veterans from the Ozarks and several other states demonstrated along with whistleblowers from Chicago, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana  to support Dr. Dale Klein, a whistleblower on long waits and bad conditions for veterans who was in danger of being fired.”
 
“Turner founded his group to provide assistance for veterans having problems with the Veterans Administration, and had representatives from the offices of Congressman Jason Smith and Senator Roy Blunt at a meeting last month.”
 
Eagleman said, “We welcome all area residents interested in private property rights, food freedom and protection of constitutional rights to attend, or to call us for more information at 417-264-2435.

Missouri Activist Sues Over Illegal Conduct by the General Assembly – Again

Jefferson City, MO, May 9, 2017 – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 638, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2016, was filed in Cole County circuit court on May 9th.

The lawsuit claims that the General Assembly ignored the constitutional limits to their legislative authority. The Missouri Constitution includes clauses that prohibit legislators from changing the purpose of a bill or including multiple subjects in one bill.  The lawsuit claims lawmakers violated both provisions, and that it is illegal to make substantive changes to a bill’s title.  

The lawsuit is asking the court to strike down the entire bill.

The plaintiff in the challenge is Ron Calzone, a political activist and one of the founding directors of Missouri First, Inc., a think tank devoted to promoting constitutional governance. Although not an attorney, Calzone filed the suit “pro se” (Latin, “for oneself”), in part to demonstrate that the abuses by the General Assembly are so blatant that even a non-lawyer can succeed in legal challenges against some of their bills.

Calzone won a similar case in 2016.  He had challenged SB 672 (2014) on the same grounds as the case filed today.  A Cole County judge not only agreed with the lawsuit’s claims about the unconstitutional procedures used to pass that bill, but the landmark decision also struck down the entire bill.  (Read about it here.)  Past court opinions on procedural challenges usually preserved the original part of the bill.

In spite of the Court’s February 2016 admonition to legislators, they continued to pass bills in violation of the Missouri Constitution.  Senate Bill 638 was one of 21 such bills Missouri First tracked last year.  Calzone plans to challenge more of those 21 bills later this month.

Details about the lawsuit and the bill being challenged can be found at http://www.mofirst.org/lawsuits/2016-SB638/2016-SB638-Challenge.php

Commonsense PRC to Meet May 1st

Posted: April 24, 2017 in Meetings
The Commonsense Property Rights Coalition will meet Monday May 1  at 6 pm according to co-chairman Kevin Jotz.  The special guest of the evening will be Dr. Dale Klein, a medical doctor with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff.
“Dr. Klein is a whistle blower, one of those brave people who pointed out problems in the VA system that have led to neglect of many of our veterans and has even led to the death of some veterans. As a pain specialist MD he has dedicated his life to helping patients, and he is being punished by the VA for his efforts to help veterans. Dr. Klein came to our attention when he appeared on the Fox News Channel on the show Tucker Carlson Tonight. He will fill us in on the problems he has experienced, ways to fix the VA and how the care of many veterans has been neglected both in Missouri and across the nation.”
Those attending are encouraged to come early to eat and  visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.