Ethan Jacobs, J.D.
November 15, 2010
Governments and large corporations are encouraging individuals to identify themselves using biometric data as opposed to traditional card forms of identification, such as drivers’ licenses and membership cards. The federal and local governments also have plans to collect DNA samples from people arrested for but not convicted of crimes. The public must take immediate action to stop this assault on privacy rights and prevent the unprecedented implementation of global technocratic tyranny.
Cardless Check-in at Health Clubs
24 Hour Fitness, the world’s largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain (by membership) is in the process of implementing its Orwellian “cardless check-in” program:
24 Hour Fitness is excited to introduce Cardless Check-In! Cardless Check-In allows members to access our health clubs without a membership card. No more fumbling through you gym bag or purse… just scan your finger, enter your 10-digit check-in code and you’re on your way. …We’ve partnered with MorphoTrak, a leader in the biometric industry, to develop this convenient new way to check in to our clubs. By scanning your finger, we chart the distance between a few distinct points that are unique to you and come up with an identifying number based on those distances.
24 Hour Fitness has approximately 3 million members, 425 clubs, and 20,000 employees. That equals approximately one percent of the U.S. population (300 million people) that are now being encouraged to produce biometric identification by one health club company alone. It should be noted that for now, members may choose not to enroll, but will need to bring their driver’s license or another government or school issued ID each time they check–in.
Importantly, the cardless check-in program has obvious flaws. First, typing in the ten digit code and performing the finger scan takes about twelve times longer than simply scanning the barcode on a membership card. Second, the program weakens human bonding, as now it is no longer necessary to speak to the employee that previously scanned membership cards, assuming their employment has not yet been terminated. Third, a conflict of interest arises if law enforcement requests the biometric data of a member from the health club. Should the health club provide the data or protect the privacy of its member?
It remains to be seen how many 24 Hour Fitness members will voluntarily forfeit their biometric data by leaving their mark on the unblinking scanner. Hopefully the majority will understand that “your fingerprint is a very sensitive piece of your identity. It’s not something you can replace if it’s compromised.”
Global Biometric Plan
Whether intended or not, the 24 Hour Fitness biometric check-in program and others like it assist the Department of Homeland Security in incrementally conditioning the public to accept its Global Biometric Plan. Said Plan will further erode personal privacy rights while reducing individuals to a new status of dehumanized biological chattels.
Government Gathering More Biometric and Biological Data
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Providing Biometric date, including a fingerprint scan, is an act of submission that is being required by government and private venues more and more. To obtain a driver’s license, you must submit to a thumb scan. If you refuse, you will not be issued a license, your right to travel will be severely limited, and you will lack a common form of personal identification. In California, a thumb scan is required to obtain a real estate/mortgage broker’s license. Beginning February 1, 2011, the Golden State will also require fingerprints to purchase ammunition, a substantial infringement on privacy and the right to bear arms. International travelers that want to skip lines at customs are encouraged to enroll in the Global Entry Program. After landing, find the Global Entry kiosk, “scan your passport and fingerprints,” and be on your way.
Amusement parks are also requiring biometric identification. To utilize an annual pass at SeaWorld, one must participate in the Touch-n-Go finger scan ID verification system. Walt Disney World has also employed a biometric finger scanner at their theme parks.
Blood Sample Gathering
Beyond gathering biometric data on citizens, governments have also been stealing infants’ blood samples without parental consent. Of course, this is done under the guise of protecting babies from diseases:
Newborn babies in the United States are routinely screened for a panel of genetic diseases. Since the testing is mandated by the government, it’s often done without the parents’ consent… Now, states mandate that newborns be tested for anywhere between 28 and 54 different conditions, and the DNA samples are stored in state labs for anywhere from three months to indefinitely, depending on the state.
During March of this year, the U.S. House of representatives approved the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2010 (H.R. 4614) by a vote of 357 to 32. If approved by the Senate, “millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database.” Obama has also endorsed forcing people arrested to submit DNA to a national database.”
In Orange County, California, the District Attorney’s office has a policy of dropping charges against low-level offenders who agree to submit DNA samples. During 2009, the office nearly quadrupled its DNA database in nine months, with about half of the 15,000 samples being obtained from cases pertaining to minor offences. The Orange County DNA database is separate from the Department of Justice database and those that consent to providing samples commonly do so without legal counsel.
Why are governments so interested in obtaining DNA samples from their citizens and what is the long-term agenda? Will the DNA collected be used in experiments or research? This is a vital issue given the fact that “scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.” We should also recall that globalists sponsored the eugenics polices (eliminating the gene pools of those deemed unfit by the state) in the United States that inspired Hitler’s Nazis:
Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a so-called Master Race. But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn’t originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power…California eugenicists played an important, although little-known, role in the American eugenics movement’s campaign for ethnic cleansing. Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune… the main solution for eugenicists was the rapid expansion of forced segregation and sterilization, as well as more marriage restrictions. California led the nation, performing nearly all sterilization procedures with little or no due process. In its first 25 years of eugenics legislation, California sterilized 9,782 individuals, mostly women.
In short, history clearly demonstrates that the global elite and governments they control cannot be trusted with the DNA of individuals.
Big Brother and Iris Scanners
In addition to taking our fingerprints and DNA, governments are partnering with private industry (fascism) so that iris scanners can make Leon, Mexico, the “most secure city in the world.” Jeff Carder, CDO of Global Rainmakers states:
“In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris… Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years… If you’ve been convicted of a crime, in essence, this will act as a digital scarlet letter. If you’re a known shoplifter, for example, you won’t be able to go into a store without being flagged. For others, boarding a plane will be impossible….When you get masses of people opting-in, opting out does not help. Opting out actually puts more of a flag on you than just being part of the system. We believe everyone will opt-in.” 
In a follow-up interview, carter explained:
So we’ve even worked with three-letter agencies on technology that can capture 30-plus feet away. In certain spaces, eventually, you’ll be able to have maybe one sensor the size of a dime, in the ceiling, and it would acquire all of our irises in motion, at a distance, hundreds–probably thousands as computer power continues to increase–at a time.
There is no intention of limiting the use of such technology to small towns in Mexico. “The Homeland Security Department plans to test futuristic iris scan technology that stores digital images of people’s eyes in a database and is considered a quicker alternative to fingerprints.” As Paul Joseph Watson notes, eventually “iris records will be held in a database and associated with credit cards and other routine aspects of every day life. The agenda is to replace pin numbers and presentation of photo ID, forcing Americans to submit to high-tech enslavement merely to conduct their day to day activities.”
Airport Naked Body Scanners
The fraudulent War on Terror is being used to obliterate Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizures. To pass through airport security, without probable cause or even reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, travelers now are required to submit to naked airport body scanners which virtually strip-search and radiate them. Those that opt out of the scanners are groped, and fondled (assault and battery – offensive touching) by TSA thugs. Now that travelers and travel industry unions are objecting to naked body scanners on grounds of perversion and radiation, Homeland Security is considering replacing them with body scanners that scan and store biometric data, which in the future could allow citizens to be constantly racked in real time.
Take Action Now
Whether the assault on our privacy rights comes from government or the private sector, we must stand strong against it. Individuals must once again respect themselves enough to defend their privacy and constitutional rights. Fortunately, much like the Allied Pilots Union refusing to submit to radioactive naked body scanners, individuals now have an opportunity to opt-out and speak-out against biometric/DNA registries at health clubs, amusement parks, airports and other venues. Respectfully contact companies and government agencies that test these programs; let them know that you disapprove and that your biometric data will never become their property. People arrested for minor offenses must refuse to provide DNA samples. We must resist and exercise peaceful non-compliance against this despotism, as other health clubs and establishments will likely adopt similar biometric identity programs if they think we will accept it. Future generations are counting on us to defend their privacy rights, which can be summarized as the right to be left alone. Remember that courage is contagious; when a brave man or woman takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
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