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Obama Administration Launches Plan To Make An "Internet ID" A Reality

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

It appears the status quo may be finally making its moves to getting control over the heretofore free and open internet. As I and many others have noted previously, the internet is one of the most powerful tools humanity has ever devised. It frees information in a way that was simply unimaginable decades ago and empowers each of us to be as informed or uninformed as we desire.

Just last week in my post, Say Goodbye to “Net Neutrality” – New FCC Proposal Will Permit Discrimination of Web Content, I mused that in so-called “first world” countries like the U.S. the illusion of freedom must be maintained even as civil liberties are eroded. Thus censorship must be administered surreptitiously and slowly. The following plan to implement an “Internet ID” will initially only be rolled out as a pilot program in two states (Michigan and Pennsylvania), and will only deal with government services. That said, we can see where all of this is ultimately headed, and the program, called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, should be monitored closely going forward.

Vice reported on this a few days ago:

A few years back, the White House had a brilliant idea: Why not create a single, secure online ID that Americans could use to verify their identity across multiple websites, starting with local government services. The New York Times described it at the time as a “driver’s license for the internet.”


Sound convenient? It is. Sound scary? It is.


The vision is to use a system that works similarly to how we conduct the most sensitive forms of online transactions, like applying for a mortgage. It will utilize two-step authentication, say, some combination of an encrypted chip in your phone, a biometric ID, and question about the name of your first cat.


But instead of going through a different combination of steps for each agency website, the same process and ID token would work across all government services: from food stamps and welfare to registering for a fishing license.


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.


To start, there’s the privacy issue. Unsurprisingly, the Electronic Frontier Foundation immediately pointed out the red flags, arguing that the right to anonymous speech in the digital realm is protected under the First Amendment. It called the program “radical,” “concerning,” and pointed out that the plan “makes scant mention of the unprecedented threat such a scheme would pose to privacy and free speech online.”


And the keepers of the identity credentials wouldn’t be the government itself, but a third party organization. When the program was introduced in 2011, banks, technology companies or cellphone service providers were suggested for the role, so theoretically Google or Verizon could have access to a comprehensive profile of who you are that’s shared with every site you visit, as mandated by the government.


Then there’s the problem of putting all your security eggs in one vulnerable basket. If a hacker gets their hands on your cyber ID, they have the keys to everything.


For now, this is all just speculation. The program is just entering a test phase with select state government agencies only (there are currently plans to expand the trial out to 10 more organizations.)


But it’s not far-fetched to think we’re moving toward a standardized way to prove our identity in cyberspace the same way we do offline.

Keep a close eye on this.

Full article here.


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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:27 | 4723562 WayBehind
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Fuck you Obama!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:33 | 4723581 CH1
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For God's sake, people DO SOMETHING.

Here's a free PDF guide.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:40 | 4723599 RSloane
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From signing the NDAA to help building and defending the most intrusive international spy network in existence to this - Obama frightens me. There seems to be no end to the power he will invest in the US government at the expense of the people he supposedly governs. Whoever is elected next, and it doesn't matter if its an R or D, this sapping of the rights of the citizens while expanding the 'rights' of government will go unchecked unless the people stop it.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4723615 Colonel Klink
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He said he wanted to build his own private army.  He's working the totalitarian playbook, step by step.  Essentially a civilian army who doesn't have to abide by anything except orders given.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:51 | 4723637 Buckaroo Banzai
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"The original proposal was quick to point out that this isn’t a federally mandated national ID"

Funny. The back of my Social Security card says, "Not to be used for identification purposes."

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:21 | 4723725 Confused
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You mean I wasn't supposed to just be a number? 




Funny how little people talk about that. It seems you need your SS number for virtually everything now. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4723971 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1's all the way up...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:48 | 4724017 Richard Chesler
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If you haven't figured out yet there is no "anonymous" on the internet, you voted for Obozo.


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:56 | 4724040 Lost Word
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On other web sites about this story,

some blog comments refer this to the "Mark of the Beast"

as prophesied in the New Testament Book of Revelation.

Without the "Mark of the Beast", no one could buy or sell anything.

Totalitarianism using mis-interpretion of prophecy as a reason for Totalitarianism.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:42 | 4724168 N2OJoe
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Don't worry guys, it's purely optional. Aaand then it's mandatory.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:30 | 4724519 sleigher
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TOR, i2p, meshnet.  These do not solve all, but they are definitely a step in the right direction.  We need an army of coders working on this.  Do you code?  Donate some time.  No?  Donate some money or bandwidth.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:22 | 4723728 El Vaquero
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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:35 | 4723778 Colonel Klink
Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:08 | 4723914 Confused
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Between taxes on investments (when sold), being scalped, and this, I don't see a reason to ever be in the "market." 


Thanks for the link. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:41 | 4724002 mccvilb
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Finra is an agency tasked with self-regulating the brokerages. How absurd a premise to foist upon the public and perpetuate ad infinitum. The system is itself patently false.

Today in this binary world, a 55 integer hashtag could be  assigned to every single stock certificate in the matter of a day and from that point on anyone could backtrack and reconstruct any and all transactions. We'll never see that happen of course because it would mean no stocks could be shorted beyond the quantities issued or assigned in the float, whether by client or broker; dark pools and other covert manipulative practices would find them lit up like Times Square on New Year's Eve.

The SEC will never sanction anything resembling transparency in the markets, however we can rest assured anything that makes it easier to promote predation will be fast-tracked through Congress or the governing regulatory agency.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:58 | 4724048 mccvilb
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Before Shapiro moved to the SEC she was said to be making eight million a yr as the head of NASD/FINRA, lol.

Now Mary Jo White's in charge (SEC). I'm wondering what the heck the SEC pays? Must have great benefits.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:02 | 4724057 A Nanny Moose
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Yeah but that would NOT create moar jobs as unproductive bureaucrats. We're talking about the same bankrupt entity that still uses the bankrupt Post Orifice of the Former Untied States, and the Skinner Box in every living room, as primary methods of communication with its subjects.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 08:24 | 4725530 wrongsideof30
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Buckaroo, I just checked my ss card and it doesn't say that. I'm 32. Are you older than me? Maybe they stopped bothering to print that.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:06 | 4723675 McMolotov
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The power of each new president seems to build upon the power accumulated by the one before him, but as pointed out in an article last night, the Deep State is the entity that wields all the power behind the scenes.

The Deep State knows it's easier to control one president than it is to control a bunch of legislators and judges. We aren't necessarily witnessing a radical strengthening of the executive branch; we're witnessing a radical weakening of the legislative and judicial branches.

The ultimate goal is to make the legislative and judicial branches obsolete — to keep them bickering over arcane bureaucratic details to preserve the illusion of the people having a voice — and to transform the presidency into nothing more than a mascot or figurehead. Always remember where the true power lies.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:24 | 4723738 Caviar Emptor
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Yes. We learned in the post-war imperial period that it's easier to install old school dictators in strategic countries than to try and win people over with "democracy" and "freedom". Maintaining empire demands an imperial presidency

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:46 | 4723819 Edward1290
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the deep state is the Corporate State........boycott the fortune 500, the russell 2000 all of those fucks..........

shop at the flea market and the salVation army

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:02 | 4724066 Lost Word
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Goodwill is a for-profit corporation.

Salvation Army has been linked by some conspiracy writers as linked to Freemasonry

and associated criminals such as sex slavery or sex sacrifice pedophilia organizations.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:19 | 4724120 Edward1290
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sounds like you like bankster cock

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:53 | 4724195 Lost Word
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God will judge you.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:59 | 4729893 MeelionDollerBogus
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Before or after the Tooth Fairy?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:57 | 4723872 Thanatos
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Read it.

It's good advice.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:33 | 4723983 DoChenRollingBearing
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CH1, you have done us a worthy public service, thank you.

A big + 1

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:33 | 4723586 Jack's Digestib...
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Good. The harder the feds stomp on our neck, maybe the faster we can get on with this reset.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:04 | 4724208 Perfecthedge
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Fuck you USA! Fascist state, the same as Britain.  I can see how the black market for fake ID's will flourish.  I will be the first to buy a fake ID.  Oh, no, let me buy several! Female and Male.

That will be the end of the internet as we know it and I will go offline for good.


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4723564 surf0766
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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4723662 No Quarter
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That statement, Mantra, whatever you want to call it  holds more power than anything these fuckwad bastard power mongers can posibly do, or say, and why they are secretly afraid in their twisted shriveled little minds. 




Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:11 | 4723693 fonestar
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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:04 | 4723884 DoChenRollingBearing
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One small way to demostrate non-compliance is with the mixing services.  I have tried both and  Both worked fine, a little slow, but apparently OK.

Not happy with the small "taint"?  Run your BTC through them both again to new wallets.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:06 | 4724079 Lost Word
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Non-compliance will probably mean going completely off the grid,

in a rural survivalist lifestyle.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:48 | 4724305 Tale2cities
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Just off the internet,and smartphone.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:51 | 4724311 weburke
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completely, will include all cards, screens, phones, cars from 95 on, but you can still have electricity, why not? But, with facial, eye, voice recog.. , infinite resolution, where will you go ? the woods? hello birds, er, drones. why bother? Just move to where -they - live, and watch what you eat.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:45 | 4724549 sleigher
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That is exactly what I have been researching.  10 acres by a river in Alaska for $8-20K.  Very rural.  Take a year or three of travelling up there to build shelter/greenhouse, transporting supplies, getting your power sorted, (solar/wind/hydro) until you can make the final pilgrimage.  Your "job" will be to grow/hunt food.  It could be a rewarding lifestyle actually.  

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:55 | 4729877 MeelionDollerBogus
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You'll want to be further than the outskirts of the evil-empire or even right next to it.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4723565 Tinky
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Looking forward to the inevitable first court case in which the Government must prove that the person who owns the computer in question was actually using it when the illegal dwarf bowling site (or whatever) was accessed.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:32 | 4723577 McMolotov
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I'm looking forward to getting in on the ground floor of the fake internet ID market. I expect to be a wealthy man.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:26 | 4723745 Caviar Emptor
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The Matrix can't allow that

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:27 | 4724262 Perfecthedge
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Dear Mr. McMolotov and here is one of your first customers.  Although....should I pay in Gold, Bitcoin or FIAT CURRENCY??? ;-)

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:56 | 4723649 chunga
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MAC address implanted at birth?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:12 | 4723697 fonestar
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Did anyone ever tell you, you look alot like this guy akak?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:17 | 4723710 chunga
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Not until just now. I miss akak and slewie and a few others that got sent to the cornfield.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:51 | 4723845 Edward1290
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Mako was posting here recently under another name, I will never give him up but true fans will recognize the tone/style.......I shit myself right out the Matrix on one of his comments in 2010..........

I learned alot from the oldtimers.....akak included

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:15 | 4723934 skepsis101
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Mako 2010?  And you've only been on here for 8 days?  Please explain.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:33 | 4723984 Edward1290
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Think damn it! Think

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:08 | 4724088 A Nanny Moose
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Just signed up after lurking in the shadows, or second account.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:45 | 4724177 Edward1290
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skepsis101 is not the sharpest knife in the fact, he has been a member for 4+ yrs and only has 10 comments.......


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:02 | 4723891 DoChenRollingBearing
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akak left because he wanted to.  He disliked many of the comments from sycophants.  akak lives, just not here at Zero Hedge anymore.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:19 | 4723941 chunga
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Ooops...sorry 'bout that. He had some hilarious comments.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:28 | 4723965 Ralph Spoilsport
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True, he asked to have his membership cancelled. While there are some new voices on ZH worth reading, there's a lot of strange things going on here and on other sites. akak was honest about why he left and that act was in itself a statement worth thinking about.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:34 | 4723989 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sun, 05/04/2014 - 02:32 | 4725341 Rock On Roger
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Gone fishing?


Stack On

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:26 | 4724259 Hongcha
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+1 Chunga for the 'It's a GOOD life' reference and at least eight other ZH participants being aware of that choice piece of American horror fiction!  There's hope yet.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:46 | 4729845 MeelionDollerBogus
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akak's only been off 2 months, that can happen for any number of reasons.
He wrote this but who knows, maybe he'll return. Sounds like he didn't care to be around, voluntarily.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:17 | 4723709 Ignatius
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Satire from 1967 --  MUST SEE

From the movie The President's Analyst wherein James Coburn becomes the presidernt's psychoanalyst and then attempts to quit.  Spoiler alert, in the movie it turns out that The Phone Company -- TPC -- is the power behind the scenes.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:24 | 4724132 Telemakhos
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You should see the movie Gabriel Over the White House (1933).

It used to be available for free online at the Internet Archive, but I don't see it there now.  A bumbling, corrupt President suffers an automobile accident and nearly dies; he thinks his body is possessed by the angel Gabriel, and he goes on to declare himself dictator, dissolve Congress, institute martial law, and become the dominant superpower thanks to naval and air supremacy gained through technological innovations.  Spoiler alert, in the movie, as in real life, it turns out that insanity is the power behind the scenes.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:10 | 4724092 Lost Word
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Bio-chipped at birth ?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 16:37 | 4724406 Ignatius
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It's a movie... of course, it would never happen....


Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:40 | 4729832 MeelionDollerBogus
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Too inefficient. ConnectID interpreted from DNA which you're already born with, connection devices required for all attendance to any job, school and to legally have a residence.

And then make homelessness or giving food to the homeless illegal so it's a death sentence not to be connected using your DNA.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:12 | 4723694 toady
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Video camera hack?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:38 | 4729821 MeelionDollerBogus
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you tell funny jokes.

Silly 'citizen'ism you have no standing to have a court.

No proof need be given as per NDAA, no trial is even required to stop yer ter'rists!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4723566 stinkhammer
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go suck a dick Barry

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:40 | 4723598 NumNutt
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I am pretty certain that Obama and Holder go 69 on each other everynight, why you think the Wookie looks so pissed off all the time.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:34 | 4724154 Uncle Remus
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Z) All of the above

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:40 | 4723601 Colonel Klink
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Rumor has it he already does.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:03 | 4723896 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 to all Barry fans above.  ;-)

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:29 | 4723568 McMolotov
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"Cyber papers, please."

These fascists won't stop until we're all either goose-stepping or dead.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:25 | 4723742 Confused
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As this gets closer to national roll out, people will not make a stir over it. It will be under the guise of (I guess obviously) protecting you against identity theft. Which, judging from all the news about retailers and others losing information, is something less abstract in the minds of average folks than, say, their loss of soverignty. 


Though, to be honest, with the average persons financial condition being what it is, why worry about ID theft? ;-) 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:38 | 4723790 El Vaquero
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Though, to be honest, with the average persons financial condition being what it is, why worry about ID theft?

Exactly.  And, if the roll out of the Obamacare website tells you anything, this will make identity theft even more likely.  Everything the government touches these days turns to shit. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:47 | 4723824 Confused
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I wouldn't be surprised if they fucked that up to churn more fees for someone who has a relative (ie outside contractor) in the club. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:15 | 4724101 Lost Word
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Just like Obamacare already being hacked for identity theft ?

Or what about the Government itself using the cyber-ID process to deny everything to every opponent of the Government ?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:15 | 4724108 A Nanny Moose
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IKR. What is there to steal, other than J6P's credit card debt, and unpaid mortgage?

My ID, is not who I am. The only people who need my ID, are the fascists.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:56 | 4724323 Urban Redneck
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When Al Gore invented the internet he neglected to take that into consideration (at the behest of his bankster overlords).

Liability in the event that someone forges another's signature on a paper contract is relatively straightforward. However, with the genesis of digital money the banks have sought to transfer risk and make the individual liable for fraudulent use of their own signature.

And now the banksters' statist minions want in on the action.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:30 | 4723570 Chuck Knoblauch
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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:19 | 4723717 intric8
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Thanks but i emphatically pass, Obozo!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:30 | 4723572 prains
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Woar is Piece

Your piece will be at Woar

Until your piece is no moar

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:30 | 4723574 _ConanTheLibert...
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How is this different from an ID to file taxes online we already have in Europe?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:33 | 4723585 quasimodo
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Just taking a stab here, but I doubt when you pay your taxes online there is a comments section where you can blather with other like minded folks sick of getting shafted at every corner. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:28 | 4723752 Confused
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Totally different. You only need that ID for filing taxes. This would, in effect, be an ID for ALL internet activity. Linking all your actions to your ID number. 


Hollerith 2.0

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:32 | 4723769 _ConanTheLibert...
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OK, now if I just use a proxy server I can circumvent being tracked easily.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:56 | 4723868 NidStyles
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Except you need to use your ID just to access that server. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:10 | 4723923 Confused
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Correct, this would imply that you need your ID for ALL internet activity. Of course this wouldn't happen all at once, but at some point it would come to that. For your protection of course. ;-)

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:18 | 4724116 A Nanny Moose
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One ID to rule them all....

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:42 | 4723808 Sheppy
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Pretty sure this is going to be a bit more general, like if you want to use the internet for a google search, you'll first have to sign in to the internet. This will be a great tool for stifling free speech, censoring comments and dissent, and harrassing those who don't get with the fucking program and line up like good little sheeple.


If you haven't seen the movie "The Lives of Others", I strongly recommend you do. It'll give you a bit more insight into what's possible with unlimited government control and fear.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:49 | 4723836 Confused
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+1 for the recommendation. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:12 | 4724215 Tale2cities
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"To comment, Please sign in using Facebook"
It's already upon us.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:31 | 4724272 Perfecthedge
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You're still paying taxes? Fellow European here...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:32 | 4723580 andrewp111
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I'm sure they will eventually have a universal civilian version of DOD's CAC for the general public. And you will have to wait in line at some Federal office to get it renewed every 3-5 years.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:17 | 4723708 outofideas
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I've has to work with the CAC stuff. It is ridiculously easy to sorta fake and misuse. Heck, the DOD has an unofficial page on how to do that, and work around its limitations because otherwise you have a hard time getting work done.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:51 | 4723848 Sheppy
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For a reasonable fee of only 89.95 + $3.00 ACA processing fee.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:34 | 4723587 NumNutt
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So let get this straight. People can vote, make their voice heard in the decision making process of who is elected to run the country without ever having to show an ID. But now they want us all to present ID when surfing the web.  Hmmm appears to me that TPTB are starting to feel like they are loosing control of the people...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4723610 BeetleBailey
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As fucked up as it is.

The shit-eating powers that be do not like the "unwashed masses" (and there ARE loads of smart people out there that know exactly what's going on) have access to anything remotely true....


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:53 | 4723854 Sheppy
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Stop holding back, man! Tell us how you really feel.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4724809 Millivanilli
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Yes, beetle.  Music to my ears!


We are the resistance and ultimately the new vision of freedom.



Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:55 | 4723646 Cloud9.5
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The oligarchs have lost control of the narrative.   The Pulitzers and Hearsts of the world cannot control the group think.  For fifty years they have tried to disarm us only to have their silver tongued,  teleprompted,  orator become the most successful firearms salesman in history.  They have lost the battle they know it.  But just like a scorpion crazy with the heat in the desert, they will keep striking at phantoms until they sting themselves to death.  

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:09 | 4723917 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hurry up !!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:03 | 4723663 RSloane
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It is considered racist to demand that everyone have a proper ID when voting. Even in those states that are willing to completely foot the bill for the cost of a state ID, its still considered racist.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 16:07 | 4724342 Tale2cities
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It's also racist to expect a person to carry a valid drivers license in LA
"Special Order 7 is an LAPD regulation requiring vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers – the vast majority of whom are illegal aliens – to be released instead of impounded for 30-days. Because, well, why shouldn’t an unlicensed illegal alien be granted permission by the police to continue to break the law and threaten public safety? (That’s the twisted reasoning of the Left on this issue.)" quoted from Judicial

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:36 | 4723785 Confused
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Yes. Because voting doesn't effect change. The internet can.

Simple as that. 

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:59 | 4723870 Mesquite
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Re: voter id vs internet id... 

Guess this just proves which is more threatening to tptb...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:19 | 4724124 Lost Word
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or fraudulently vote,

without a voter ID,

or just hack the electronic voting system without any paper ballot trail evidence.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:36 | 4723591 no more banksters
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"Training" societies in tolerating interceptions

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:37 | 4723594 centerline
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Like so many things, it is a mixed bag.  Rightfully trying to deal with rampant ID theft and fraud.  At the same time it becomes a Trojan horse for Internet control.  NSA is no doubt all over this like white on rice.

Centralization gone wild!  And the answer of course, from the lunatics at the top, is more centralization!

Does anyone here really expect anything different?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:49 | 4723628 Cthonic
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There are private solutions to id theft and fraud; governments simply wish to establish a controlled monopoly in this space, as elsewhere.  I'm willing to wager that it won't work out the way the wonks wish.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:10 | 4723924 DoChenRollingBearing
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Good hackers could steal their numbers...  :)

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:41 | 4723602 Matt_Master
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They hate us for our freedoms....what a load of shit

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:05 | 4723669 RSloane
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"They" do hate us for our freedoms except at election time when they present themselves as the only ones who can "save" us. They, of course, referring to American politicians.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:21 | 4723713 palmereldritch
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The coded reality of that statement was true and was probably an inside acknowledgment/communication within to the Globalist criminal perp cabal responsible for the terrorist acts that their plans were moving forward by stealth and deceit.

The true terrorists responsible for stealing our freedoms do hate our freedoms (freedom of assembly, religion, commerce, expression, mobility, communication) because it is a threat to their social engineering control and psychotic delusions.  That is why they continue to steal and hide behind their proxies that act for them.  Their agenda is that bold and twisted.

Besides being oppressive tyrants they are also disingenuous cowards.  Their defeat can only be achieved by exposing and confronting their lies and criminal behavior.  Submission to tyranny, explicit or by stealth, is the death of freedom.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:46 | 4723805 kurt
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Remember "Independence Day" when the scientist was mind melded to the Alien in the glass laboratory"


"What do you want from us?" They question the Alien.

"We want you to DIE!" was the answer


I propose it is as stark as that.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:42 | 4723606 Smegley Wanxalot
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Gotta control the livestock, somehow.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4723616 Yen Cross
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  I'll bet the cyber hacking community has a raging boner over this idea...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:46 | 4723620 AdvancingTime
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The "black budget" last year was a massive 52 billion dollars. This is the money used in "secret" spy operations, and it is enough to send shivers down the back of those that have read about the totalitarian society of Oceania described in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

In Orwell's novel, all citizens of Oceania are monitored by cameras and are fed fabricated news stories by the government. Throw into the mix some corruption and a bit of crony capitalism and things get ugly fast. More on this subject in the article below.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:50 | 4723632 Cthonic
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verb tense

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:06 | 4723671 ILLILLILLI
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Great version of 1984 done in 1954 on live TV on the BBC...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:46 | 4723621 wmbz
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It's all about power and control for the few over the many. Erosion from within. This is road we have been following for a long time. Exactly what happens when the masses of morons vote themselves fewer and fewer freedoms. Plain and simple, it is not complicated when you just stand back and watch and listen.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:49 | 4723626 JimmyRainbow
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logical after each social net account needs a cellphone confirmation to work properly.

try Tor network and access facebook with a new account. look for whonix, do 2 vms just for the fun of it

so while state guided surveillance is in focus the mercantile surveillance makes progre

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:49 | 4723627 Reaper
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In the 40's and 50's,the politicians promised that SS numbers would never be used for identification, only for SS internal use. You'll be free to say whatever they allow. Was Obama the messiah to bring total government control?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 21:11 | 4724911 james.connolly
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Obama's job is almost complete to SELL BUSH NAZI/FASCISM to the liberals.

The future in the USA we will most likely only see one party.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:50 | 4723630 Joebloinvestor
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What happened to a voter ID?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:51 | 4723639 Shad_ow
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Who will invent the "ham" internet?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:57 | 4723874 Ralph Spoilsport
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Ham radio operators and techno weenies who already have mesh networks figured out. Since it's over the air, it's prone to jamming by 3 letter agencies with unlimited taxpayer funded budgets.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:54 | 4723642 AdvancingTime
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Former President Jimmy Carter sends important letters old school mail. Ironic that he thinks privacy is still important. If cyber warfare and cyber-attacks are not on your list of modern worries, it is time you put them on. Either could make your life much more difficult or in a worse case scenario end it. More on this issue in the article below.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:27 | 4724139 Lost Word
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Post Office intercepts mail,

to and from targeted people.

I know from personal experience of being the target.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:55 | 4723647 Duc888
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Gov should hire the same company that made the Bonobo-care web site, since that worked out so well.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 21:09 | 4724908 james.connolly
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ObamaCare was contracted out to SERCO-GROUP,

SERCO-GROUP also runs the UK NHS ( National Health ), and you know how well they take care of the dead in the UK.

Serco-Group is an old 1920's NAZI-BUSH company, that today is the largest company in the world running prisons and tagging humans, that you never heard of,...

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:01 | 4723660 kchrisc
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After they got caught at Sandy Hoax, Boston Boom and stopped at the Bundy ranch, they KNOW that they have to get the Internet under their control; if not just for the sake of their heads.

And they can't have people writing and inducing people to think about this:


The Four Rs
Rejection: Quit paying, quit obeying, quit playing
Revolution: It is inevitable, so prepare, as they are.
Retribution: The guilty must answer for their crimes against the American people and the Constitution.
Restoration: Restore the Constitutional republic.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:14 | 4723700 Thanatos
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John Robb:

Here are the 10(+) Standing Orders for taking this BITCH down and having something livable afterwords.

"Produce everything you can locally. Virtualize everything else. The value of your home will be based on the ability of your community to offer energy independence, food security, economic vitality, and protection. Survivalist stockpiles and zero footprint frugality are pathways to failure. Think in terms of vibrant local economic ecosystems that are exceedingly efficient, productive, and bountiful."

I think this cat is on the right track.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:30 | 4724144 Uncle Remus
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Read his Brave New War. He's been on top of it for a while.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:38 | 4724149 Lost Word
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It will be impossible for a Freedom based and Independent local economic ecosystem to function Within the Government totalitarian system that prevents Freedom and Independence,

unless the small local system also acts like a survivalist separate from the Government sysytem.

So it would be survivalism on a larger scale.

But the larger the Independent group physical geography,

the more likely it would be noticed by the Government,

and destroyed.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:32 | 4724274 Cloud9.5
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I suspect the ability of the totalitarian state to project itself into every nook and cranny is being offset by the entropy inherent in the system.   The Fed is hanging on with white knuckles trying to keep the charade from crashing.  Meanwhile, the FSA lives just a few streets over.  It is going to be a very crowded island should the oligarchs try to escape with their families and their familiars.   Most of them won’t get out.



Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:42 | 4724289 Blue Horshoe Lo...
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Damn double post.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:42 | 4724290 Blue Horshoe Lo...
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Yeah, these people that think they can be left along while a full-blown fascist police state develops around their utopian paradise will have a nice drone fly by & fire a few tomahawks. Poof, gone is your hippy commune. If not that, emminent domain or outright confiscation because of a national emergency.

Not that I agree with that, but that's how the elite will view your "other" lifestyle attempts.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:26 | 4724510 kchrisc
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With respect, but I tire of the "can't" crowd, as there is no such thing as "can't" in Liberty. "Can't" is a choice against one's own Liberty and for enslavement.

The choice of wallowing in their pig pin waiting for slaughter or fighting to reclaim Liberty will be, is being, forced upon us all--all Americans.

Choose wisely and prepare.


“My guillotine makes all my decisions.”

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:04 | 4723666 evernewecon
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It will accelerate the placement of

dissenting sentiments.




It will induce the creation of social

media outside the U.S. for U.S.

use, with Americans using the same

anti-blocking technology used in

closed societies presently.


Probably in places like Iceland.





There's in reality an economics of 

democracy, and the viability of its

privatization is dubious, just as 

are the privatizations of money, food,

communications, the mortgage market,

education, and health care.



Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:39 | 4724160 Lost Word
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Black market everything.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:05 | 4723668 williambanzai7
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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:17 | 4723711 RSloane
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Every one of those is an artistic gem in its own right. Thanks, Will, for a visualization of what so many of us are feeling.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:50 | 4724023 Clycntct
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Nice work. So touching. 

If only art was not like life.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:09 | 4723682 All is chosen
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Is it similar to this?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:10 | 4723687 Bunga Bunga
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Great, then Facebook can link my health history. Woullda make sense when selecting friends.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:11 | 4723690 Little Boomer
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Where do I pay my Internet ID tax?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:43 | 4724288 RafterManFMJ
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Just wave your near-field equipped smart phone over the chip implanted in your hand or forehead.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:13 | 4723699 Atomizer
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Internet ID = fake birth ID. Anything you have done is gone. Thanks Kenyan Negro. Keep pushing the Bank of International  New World Order alliance. It would have been cheaper to vote in a Mexican, rather than a nigger.. The end times are not coming at our end, rather yours. Obama, tell us what new amnesty president will be elected to continue your mission.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:47 | 4723781 kurt
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May I see your Internet ID? You're not allowed to say "Mexican" on a public forum.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:36 | 4723992 DoChenRollingBearing
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Never leave us, Atomizer!

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 15:37 | 4724284 Blue Horshoe Lo...
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Correction: He's half cracker/honky, half nigger.  

Get your racist epithets correct before typing.  I bet you're a wetback, slimy heimy, or a chink.


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:18 | 4723704 Downtoolong
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In twenty years you will have your finger prints taken and be assigned Facebook and Google accounts on the day you are born. Then you’ll be positioned in front of images of their corporate logos on the wall until you first open your eyes. Then you will finally be handed to your biological mother, who will take twenty selfies of you and her and post them on her Facebook page to be seen by all her friends, who have automatically been friended by you on your page too.

And, the really good news is that you only have to pay $9.99 per month for this wonderful service, and you can charge it on the Google Credit Card which has also been assigned to you with no minimum payments until you reach the age of ten.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!