Archive for December 29, 2008

US Group Implants Electronic Tags in Workers

Posted in New World Order, Poison Foods and Products, RFID, Truth/Freedom on December 29, 2008 by truthwillrise

This was in the Financial Times 2 years ago! I have been sharing this information with people since I have been awakened , and you can stop keeping your head in the sand or ignoring the truth, this is real and it is happening right now! This was two years ago, I shudder to think wha is planned next because this is not going to stop unless we as a people rise up say no and reclaim our freedom.

Published on Monday, February 13, 2006 by the Financial Times
US Group Implants Electronic Tags in Workers
by Richard Waters
 
An Ohio company has embedded silicon chips in two of its employees – the first known case in which US workers have been “tagged” electronically as a way of identifying them.

CityWatcher.com, a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where it holds security video footage for government agencies and the police.

Embedding slivers of silicon in workers is likely to add to the controversy over RFID technology, widely seen as one of the next big growth industries.

RFID chips – inexpensive radio transmitters that give off a unique identifying signal – have been implanted in pets or attached to goods so they can be tracked in transit.

“There are very serious privacy and civil liberty issues of having people permanently numbered,” said Liz McIntyre, who campaigns against the use of identification technology.

But Sean Darks, chief executive of CityWatcher, said the glass-encased chips were like identity cards. They are planted in the upper right arm of the recipient, and “read” by a device similar to a cardreader.

“There’s nothing pulsing or sending out a signal,” said Mr Darks, who has had a chip in his own arm. “It’s not a GPS chip. My wife can’t tell where I am.”

The technology’s defenders say it is acceptable as long as it is not compulsory. But critics say any implanted device could be used to track the “wearer” without their knowledge.

VeriChip – the US company that made the devices and claims to have the only chips that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration – said the implants were designed primarily for medical purposes.

So far around 70 people in the US have had the implants, the company said.

© Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2006

Nevada home builder says customer info was stolen

Posted in 1, Business, General, Identity Theft, Legal, Truth/Freedom on December 29, 2008 by truthwillrise

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A southern Nevada home builder is notifying 16,000 customers that records containing personal and financial information were stolen from its Las Vegas office.

In a letter dated Dec. 19, Pulte Homes notified customers of the Nov. 13 theft of a box containing computer backup tapes with names, addresses, driver’s license numbers and financial account numbers for home buyers and company employees.

A Pulte spokeswoman told the Las Vegas Sun for a Thursday report that there was no immediate indication that any data was used for identity theft.

She says the company is cooperating with a Las Vegas police investigation, and that it was offering to foot the bill for a premium credit monitoring service.

Pulte Homes Inc., of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., along with its Del Webb/Sun City subsidiary, is one of the largest homebuilders in Las Vegas and the nation.

 

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Neocon Says That 4000 US Troops ‘Had To Die’ In Iraq

Posted in 1, 9/11, New World Order, Truth/Freedom on December 29, 2008 by truthwillrise

Neocon Says That 4000 US Troops ‘Had To Die’ In Iraq
States that he is “delighted” that the invasion went ahead regardless of crooked intelligence

   

 

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

A renowned neocon talking head has stated that in his opinion four thousand American troops “had to die” in Iraq, regardless of the fact that Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat to the United States.

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney, also told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during Tuesday’s ‘Hardball’ that he was “delighted” with the outcome of the Iraq war.

The debate on the Iraq invasion became heated when Gaffney commented that Hussein presented a “mortal threat” to the American people.

Matthews laid into him for “still [using] the strategic language” of the Bush administration.

“Where do you get this from?” Matthews screamed. “We can’t find the weapons, we can’t find the rationale, what kind of mortal threat? Where do you get these words from? Mortal means you die.”

“You guys sold the war as a nuclear threat to the United States…you sold every trick you could to get us into this war,” he continued. “And now you’re backpedaling. And I do find it astounding….Four thousand people are dead because of the way you feel. And Frank Gaffney, you’re wrong about this.” Matthews asserted.

Gaffney responded with the following sick comments we have come to expect from neocons of his ilk:

“My position is it is regrettable that any Americans died. It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die. The threat we knew about was the chemical capability that Saddam Hussein had used against his own people. The potential for biological agents were real. There was evidence that there was an ongoing nuclear program, we had been surprised at how far advanced it was before. The danger was inaction could have resulted in the death of a great many more Americans than 4,000. And that’s the reason I’m still delighted that we did what we did.”

Watch the video:

Presumably Gaffney would have no trouble standing face to face with the families of four thousand dead Americans and making the same borderline psychopathic statements.

Presumably Gaffney also believes that somewhere in the region of one million Iraqis also had to die, with millions more maimed and/or displaced. Presumably he is still “delighted” with all of these outcomes.

Gaffney is the founder and president of the think tank Center for Security Policy, whose stated mission is to asses “near and long range threats, devise appropriate actions, and then promote those ideas within the government, Capitol Hill, newspapers, radio, the internet, and television.”Other members include prominent neocons Richard Perle, Douglas J. Feith and James G. Roche.

 

Gaffney’s comments come just hours after Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC news that it was irrelevant whether or not Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that the US invasion would have gone ahead anyway.

Your records for sale to the highest bidder

Posted in Business, General, Identity Theft on December 29, 2008 by truthwillrise
Your records for sale to the highest bidder

Records abandoned in storage can be sold like office furniture
By BETH QUIMBY, Staff Writer December 26, 2008

IDENTITY PROTECTION

 

THERE ARE 500,000 TO 700,000 victims of identity tehft a year, according to the FBI. Here are some steps to protect against identity theft:

 

Do not disclose Social Security and bank account numbers and other confidential information to unknown telephone solicitors.

 

Keep personal information in a safe location.

 

Shred or destroy all discarded mail offers and credit card solicitations.

 

Check your credit report once a year.

 

Reduce incoming mail by contacting the Direct Marketing Association. Go to www.dmachoice.com for more information.

Earlier this month, the Mini Self Storage company in Scarborough was prepared to auction off the contents of a unit rented to a mortgage brokerage that hadn’t paid its bill: 60 boxes of financial records, including loan applications with personal financial information such as Social Security and bank account numbers.

The situation represents one of at least three recent cases in Maine when self-storage facilities ended up with private financial documents amid property they intended to sell.

In the wrong hands, sensitive information such as this can be used for identity theft. But the sale of such documents is legal.

Nothing in Maine law prevents storage facilities from selling sensitive financial, personal or medical records to the highest bidder, when their original owners do not pay their storage bills. And that is becoming a real concern, with the failure of several dozen mortgage companies in Maine since the recession began one year ago.

In the Scarborough case, the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection obtained a court order to confiscate the records of the shuttered mortgage company, which was legally obligated to maintain the documents. The records had been generated by Ocean House Mortgage and Cape Mortgage Co. in Cape Elizabeth, which went out of business last summer.

In two other recent cases, including one in Westbrook, the owners of self-storage facilities asked the state what they should do with such records.

“Current law places no burden whatsoever on the facility operator to inventory what is in the unit, identify records that might be confidential and notify regulators,” said Will Lund, superintendent of Maine’s Consumer Credit Protection Bureau.

With mortgage brokerage closings now a weekly occurrence in Maine, state officials – and even storage facility managers – say laws should be changed to protect sensitive information from being sold to the highest bidder.

Lund said the potential for sensitive records falling into criminal hands is growing. At least 50 of the 400 mortgage brokers licensed in Maine went out of business in the past year.

And those are just the ones that bothered to notify Lund’s office. In many cases, the state doesn’t find out that a broker has left the business until it fails to renew the annual license.

Within days of stopping the records from being sold at Mini Self Storage, Lund’s office was alerted to a similar case in Westbrook, this time by the operator of a storage facility seeking guidance about how to handle the contents of a unit rented by another mortgage company that had defaulted on its bill.

Then a third storage facility operator called, looking for help in locating a certified public accountant who hadn’t paid his bill on a storage unit filled with client financial records.

Under current law, items in a storage unit may be sold by the storage unit operator if the renter is more than 45 days late in paying for the unit. The storage operator must notify the renter before the sale, and the sale must be advertised in the local newspaper once a week for two weeks before it may take place.

Maine does have a data-breach notification law that requires creditors, banks and others who discover an electronic data incursion to report it to regulators and affected consumers. However, the statute does not apply to storage facility operators.

A records-retention law requires financial documents to be held by the originator for two years after the financial transaction is completed, but it does not address the possibility of those records being sold off by storage facilities to cover unpaid storage bills.

The concern has been highlighted recently in the self-storage incidents, but also involves other locales where information might be held. Lund worries, for example, about the sale of office computers where financial records may be stored.

“This situation raised many questions that evade easy answers,” Lund said.

Storage facilities vary in how they handle the contents of storage units about to go up for sale.

Sherri Brown, vice president of the Maine Self Storage Association and vice president of operations at Arenhall Corp., which owns facilities in southern Maine and Massachusetts, said when the contents of a unit are sold at her company, the firm requires the new owner to hand over personal items such as bank statements, photo albums and other personal information, which will be returned to the original owner if claimed.

Very rarely do the original owners actually pick them up, she said. Her company has some items that have gone unclaimed for 10 years.

There is nothing in the law that requires storage facilities to hold on to these unclaimed items, but they may do so out of consideration or to prevent sensitive information from getting out, said Brown. But, she said, facility operators would welcome some regulations that would tell them how to handle financial records that go unclaimed.

“There should be a law that says we can destroy it,” she said.

Lund’s office learned about the impending sale of records of the Cape Elizabeth mortgage company from its former owner, Michael Mowles.

Mowles said he reported the incident after failing to persuade the Mini Self Storage’s owner to allow him to take away the records, while leaving behind the office furniture and other items of value for the facility to auction off.

“They were completely unwilling to work with me to keep the information safe and secure,” said Mowles.

He said he had hoped to be able to pay the storage bill in time to retrieve the records.

“You know what the mortgage industry is like right now,” Mowles said.

Lund said he contacted Leslie Thomas, owner of Mini Self Storage, and that Thomas was reluctant to turn the documents over.

“Mr. Thomas’ initial response to my concerns was to say that I could come to the auction and bid on the items,” Lund said.

Lund said he did not feel Thomas’ response was “appropriate” and obtained a subpoena ordering Thomas to turn the boxes over.

“Mr. Thomas became very helpful and cooperative at that point,” Lund said.

Thomas did not return phone calls seeking comment.

Storage facility operators said it is common for small-business owners to store records at their facilities, and they are seeing increasing numbers of those firms shut down and default on their storage bills.

Janet Hanscom, manager of Acorn Self Storage in Westbrook, said four mortgage companies that stored records at her facility failed this year and abandoned their units. Only one left behind large amounts of financial records, and Hanscom is working with the credit production bureau to properly store them.

Hanscom said she is upset that the owner is seemingly unconcerned about the records.

“It is unconscionable,” she said.

Staff Writer Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

bquimby@pressherald.com

Copyright © 2008 Blethen Maine Newspapers

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