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From the Connecticut Campaign For Liberty (My blood pressure just went up)

Do you want to be forced to put a tracking device on your car so the state can see where you are?

On March 14, the General Assembly Joint Transportation Committee voted unanimously to advance SB 288, an act requiring a study into the feasibility of placing Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking devices on your vehicle.

Vehicles outfitted with RFID tracking devices could potentially be monitored at all times. From the moment you leave your garage in the morning until you return, Big Brother can track your location.

Government officials say tracking your location is not the reason why they want to spend millions of dollars outfitting your car with its own customized RFID tracking device.

They say want to use the RFID tracking devices to fine those “dangerous” criminals who do not renew their registration, keep insurance up-to-date, or submit to an emissions inspection on time.

You see, the state will see a massive increase in fines it collects off of these “criminals”. Currently they collect an average of $594,000 every 3 years from these violations.

With the RFID tracking devices, it is projected that they will increase their loot to over $29 million per year.

If you agree that the loss of your right to privacy is a small price to pay for more money in government fines then you don’t have to do anything.

But if you are outraged that your legislators would even think of putting a tracking tag on your car, then you need to act now!

Contact your state Senator and Representative today and tell them to vote NO on SB 288. Tell them they should not be studying ways to violate your privacy and steal your wealth.

Click here to find your state legislators.

SB 288 is merely the first step down the road to a total surveillance state. Take action today to protect the fruits of your labor and your right to privacy.

In Liberty,
Deb Wells
Interim State Coordinator
Connecticut Campaign For Liberty

P.S. RFID tracking devices are an invasion of privacy and give government officials the ability to trace your every move. Contact your state legislators today and tell them to vote NO on SB 288.



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One more reason

I'm glad I moved from C.T. It's my home state and I'd love to return, but I just totally disagree with how everything is run there. C.T= Tax you to death state, and anti-business state. very depressing.

Just emailed my senator,

Just emailed my senator, Andrew Maynard, and told him I'm against the DMV requiring me to make any alterations to my vehicle, especially ones that would make it possible for my car's whereabouts to be tracked.

supreme court

supreme court will shut this down , that is if ..... obama gets a 2nd term and gets some more liberty hating justices in there.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Sorry you are wrong about rfid...

"Vehicles outfitted with RFID tracking devices could potentially be monitored at all times. From the moment you leave your garage in the morning until you return, Big Brother can track your location."

Uhm. No.

In order to do what you are saying, they would have to place RFID scanners and a massive computer network every 100 feet.

I doubt very much there is money for this.

At best, they could put a scanner at toll booths or have them be used when a cop stops your car. It is the edge of science fiction that a cop car MIGHT be able to rfid-scan u while moving.

But know your location? Uhm no. That would require cellular technology and that gets much more expensive to ad to every vehicle.

So most likely the people voting for this are just plain idiots and dont understand the technology.

Not to say it isnt BAD but you already HAVE a vin #, so a RFID # as well really doesn't do much of anything except save the sixty seconds to write down your vin. and maybe maaaaaaybe let some fixed scanner peg you. But they could never do that will full normal traffic. Only if you are stopped.

And that's exactly the excuse

And that's exactly the excuse they'll use to gradually implement more effective means of control. And who is going to control who attaches the RFID, that's probably gotta be some government certified person, who in turn needs to be controlled by someone.

Control creates the need for more control. The only reason to add RFID to license plates is cause they want more control over the license plates, which were meant to control who gets to drive, and what cars. Always More Control.

The government will catch up

after initial testing the commission will advise to upgrade to GPS.

When has the lack of money ever stopped the government?

They'll just go to the tax payer money tree.

Jews have warned you long ago.

Jews, like Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, Ayn Rand and others have always stressed that tyranny comes from BIG GOVERNMENT since it has monopoly on force.

Some, however, are trying to divert out attention from tyranny at hand to an abstract external scapegoat, like "Zionists", "NWO", "5-6" banks.... Should I bring a mirror?

Show Connecticut that surveillance doesn't prevent crime



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"He claims to be a jihadist and says he belongs to al Qaeda," Interior Minister Claude Gueant told reporters in Toulouse. "He wanted to avenge the Palestinian children and take revenge on the French army because of its foreign interventions."

A French national of Algerian origin, he had been under surveillance by French intelligence for a couple of years, having "already committed certain infractions, some with violence," Gueant told CNN affiliate BFM-TV.

Merah has spent considerable time in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gueant said. Merah was sent back from Afghanistan to France by the U.S. Army, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said in Toulouse Wednesday. He said Afghan police had checked Merah's identification during a traffic stop, and as a result he was handed over to the U.S. Army, which then put him on board the first plane heading to France.

But a senior U.S. military official gave a different version from the French prosecutor about what happened to the suspect in Afghanistan.

The senior U.S. military official told the CNN contributor Fran Townsend that the French shooting suspect was stopped by Afghan forces who tried to turn him over to the U.S. military. The U.S. directed them to hand Merah to French forces since he was a citizen of their country. He was given over the French military by the Afghans and the French military decided to return him to France, according to the source.

Key points:

Surveillance of citizens by the government does NOT stop these incidents, even when done for years.

The killer was deliberately put on the plane to his destination by a government, whether U.S. or French.

On I-95 in Florida

For years I have noticed call boxes along both sides of I-95 placed every mile, just off the shoulder, for emergency calls. Good idea, probably a life-saver many times over. However, a couple of years ago I noticed tall concrete poles going up a mile apart further back from the road. My curiosity was gone when I noticed a camera on top of each pole. Big Brother keeping an eye on all the dangerous citizens, and I will just have to get used to it I supposed. Then I noticed a flat panel on the pole, angled down and facing the road, a few feet below the camera. I pointed them out to my son (who is a lot more tech-savvy than I) and without looking up he said "RFID reader." He then reminded me that I had made him read "1984" as a teenager.

be prepared

Ditto the little yagi

Ditto the little yagi antennas pointed at each lane. The ones in CA read the auto-toll-collection "FasTrak" tag (without making it beep) to "collect information on traffic conditions". (Supposedly they "anonymize" the car's I.D. Yeah, right - how do WE know if it does? And it still has to have enough info on the car to tie its appearance at consecutive sensors together to measure the traffic speed. Of course the toll collection database makes a database record that is NOT anonymized, for billing, which can be subpoenaed.)

There are others that read a similar system for commercial trucks (such as "PrePass") which is explicitly updating a database tracking the truckers' compliance with various laws, such as weight, speed, and route restrictions. (Benefit for the truck companies to install it: their trucks can usually bypass weigh stations rather than pull in and be delayed.)

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

I'm sure they will quickly

I'm sure they will quickly find it is unfeasible. I just moved to CT from CA, and the democrats out here are much more harmless than the ones in Cali. I'm about as afraid of this as I am of Rick Santorum. I mean...they put speed governors on cars already, and people just take them off if they want to. At least I can get a concealed carry permit out here though.

we can sit

idly by and complain until the cows come home ,but they will not stop unless we get serious and either demand that they stop this tyranny either through the peaceful rout or we can stop them through the violent rout ,i don't see them stopping anytime soon through the peaceful rout !!

A lot of us may already have one and not even realize it.

It's called EZ Pass where I live. RFID technology. Think about it...

Very true

However, a person makes a choice to get an EZ pass, or to carry a credit card with RFID technology. (I personally cut up the credit card when the new one was mailed to me with RFID technology.)

If Connecticut were to move forward on this, you would have no real choice, as most people have to drive a vehicle.

But you DON'T have a choice

But you DON'T have a choice about the federally mandated tire pressure transmitters.

These have been required on the wheels of all new cars (under 5 tons and without dual wheels on the axle) since 2007 (by NHTSA edict FMVSS No. 138). They are long-life battery powered and periodically (or when interrogated) transmit the tire pressure and their unique serial numbers. The serial numbers let your car's tire pressure alarm function ignore tires other than yours.

The transmission can also be detected by coils in the roadway or receivers near it - and the types that can be selectively interrogated also respond to a universal "set up" transmission. The serial numbers uniquely identify your wheels and thus your car.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

the reason they do this crap

is a test ... each time they are doing these kinds of things to pick away at our liberty / freedom ... they are testing to see how they are getting away with it - with little or no resistance. It is their barometer to gage what they can get away with and helps in their knowing of future implementations of similar items - judging the temp or the people .... they are not going to stop - we have not givin them any reason to stop ....

they do it bc CT is totally bankrupt, financially AND morally

Oh! They do it because this state, Connecticut, is totally bankrupt, both financially AND morally. The governor Dannel Malloy is totally bananas. (We call him Mad Dog Dannel.) He raised the taxes retroactively last August and the revenues plummeted. There's no money coming in. They don't know what to do next.

They'll be like the Chinese warlord General Mad Dog Chang of Shantung, who taxed dogs, rice, sandals, hats, wheels, and talking with your mouth full.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

I can't stand my state.

I can't stand my state. Draconian measure for sure. Regardless of this outcome, each person here should already realize that there are RFID chips in place on their current vehicles. Embeded in tires as we speak. You are already being monitored. Think of you going through a toll booth or to the border, they already know who you are by the time you pull up. Just google "RFID Chips tires."

You see why?

The fat cop that pulls you over has full medical and his fat wife with cancer needs treatment as do his fat kids: one autistic from vaccines and the other diabetic from the GMO food.

Meanwhile, kids, RFID is so freaking fragile and hackable it won't even be funny how easily defeatable this is. And what has, in the information war, been one of the best ways to keep the state down? Showing how crappy their tech and ideas are through hacking it to the point of uselessness and in many cases, in such manner that people see it as a heinous personal security risk to the point that nobody will use it.
Or in order to get the sheep to accept it, have to implement it with so much security and checking that the cost of implementing it will exceed the benefits. if it costs half a million or more to implement, they won't get much.

And no state ever survived economic warfare on any level.

So instead of complaining about it, or thinking that we would have to obey it just because a few million retards voted in a statist who supports it, start hacking or start talking to people who can hack. You can search on startpage.com the limitless number of RFID hacks out there.

wonder who will be the first

wonder who will be the first poor sap to get a heat seeking missile up the tailpipe from a drone?

Since Ricky called the murder of an Iranian scientist

"a wonderful thing", it's easy to imagine that santorum would only make it easier for heat seeking missiles to engage their tailpipe targets.


Tracking criminals?

Criminals are people who break the law, right? Who is breaking the Law of the Land (Constitution) every single day? Don't get me started..... turn the tables.

This also means that ...

...criminals will not have the chip planted, nor would they keep them on.

It's the same as for all these laws, for instance gun control. Criminals do not obey the law. These laws are not intended for criminals, they target and victimize the law-abiding.

Of course, as you point out, the worst criminals are those who pass these laws.

Tracking U.S. Citzens Again...

Well, here we go again. First, all new appliances with smart technology will be monitoring us. Now, their going to monitor us in our vehicles.

My question is, will anyone monitor the power grapping government?

Yeah CT!

Someone forwarding me a CT CFL email was one of the ways I discovered RP in the first place, I think.

Stick it to 'em CT CFL! Attack!

No! The Statist Community is...

not where I want to be.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

But how are we going to stop

But how are we going to stop all those CRIMINALS without SB 288 !

Scary stuff...

"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry

Fight it!

Fight it hard.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I worry about justifying ANY

I worry about justifying ANY kind of chipping of people. I think we all can agree that there are criminals out there that probably deserve to be monitored like that, but like the income tax and how it was presented, it starts small but opens the door to big brother.