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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:56 pm
 


<strong>Written By:</strong> whelan costen
<strong>Date:</strong> 2006-01-19 11:56:00
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Subjecting citizens of democracies to tracking devices is a violation of and tragedy for freedom. S 6 (1) of the Charter reads "Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter,remain in, and leave Canada." To require such a tracking ID card in order that one could move in an out of Canada violates this right. The Canadian Bill of Rights S 1(a) guarantees to Canadians the right to be free. To be tracked is not to be free.

Such location devices are already in some cell phones unknown to users. The justification made (if you discover the tracking capabilities) is that if someone steals your cell phones, authorities can instantly read the tracking information to locate the cell phone. The same authorities can locate where you are at any point of time so long as you carry that cell phone. Some clothing from Walmart, some automobiles also carry such tracking devices.

What is going on here is the imposition and implementation of a police state in Fortress America extending its territory over all of North America. Unless Canadians inform themselves of the process unfolding right now that fundamentally intends to deform Canada, we will all wake up soon to discover we do not have a democracy, nor freedom, nor a country.

On December 12,2001 John Manley, who was at that time the Liberal Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, entered an agreement with Tom Ridge, the USA Homeland Security Director, called the 30 point Smart Border Declaration.By that agreement both signatories on behalf of their respective countries promised to create a new regime of North America. That plan included, among other things, the promise to introduce the radio frequency ID cards , biometric identifiers in documentation( DNA markers , eyeprints, fingerprints), permanent resident cards, no fly lists (i.e. lists of people not allowed to fly.), no passport lists (i.e lists of people not allowed to renew their passports), surveillance of internet use, email , cell phone and fax communications, sharing of revenue Canada and census information (i.e. divulging all the personal and financial data of Canadians to the USA Homeland Security Office), and anti-terrorism legislation. .Many other steps in this plan are also being effected . The Canada Customs and Revenue Agency is working collaboratively with the United States Customs Service, the United State Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The question is, how can such dramatic, profound, liberty stripping, and nation dissecting processes be in the works, actually being effected without Parliamentary debate and decision? The nation's business and destiny have passed out of the control of our citizens and our constitution.When John Manley signed that Smart Border declaration and then began its implementation via various departments of government, he was exercising dictatorial practice. He began a process of regime change in Canada. This betrayal of the sacred trust of Canada is far more egregious than the corruption revealed in the Gomery Enquiry. It reveals systemic, deliberate self destruction and sabotage of Canada.

The Smart Border Plan mirrors the recommendations of a USA, Canada, Mexico Task Force which recommendations were divulged on May 17, 2005.This task force is composed of the leading CEOs of the most powerful corporations in North America, prominent former officials, like John Manley who now heads that task force, business men and academic apologists from all three countries. They plan to unify North America. The recommendations include a common security perimeter by 2010. (Fortress America), a North American border pass with biometric identifiers, a unified border and expanded facilities, a single economic space,a common external tariff, a seamless movement of goods within North America, a North American energy strategy, a review of sectors of NAFTA that were excluded, a North American Regulatory plan that removes regulations, a permanent tribunal for disputes,an annual North American summit meeting.

So there you have it. This task force is the driving source and force of policy and practice that is changing the shape and fabric of Canada. Unelected, unaccountable, uncontrollable people and corporations are in control of our destiny,our lives, and our well-being.

In March of 2005 Prime Minister Martin and President Bush and President Fox signed the Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement which adopts the Task Force Recommendations. Martin, Bush, and Fox then assigned three cabinet ministers in their respective countries to implement the deal. In Canada they are Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Foreign affairs, David Emerson,Minister of Industry, Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (the last being a new department flowing from Task Force demands) . In June of 2005 the three ministers of each country reported their progress to date to the Leaders in a document called Report To Leaders, Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. They reference the intention that the deal be permanent, and irrevocable.

The Members of Parliament appear not to know about these deals. As Leader of the Canadian Action Party, I am running for Parliament in the Vancouver Kingsway riding, held by David Emerson , one of Canada's three Joe Boys. None of the other candidates know of these deals or talk of them. Emerson hides from his role in them. Other candidates seeking reelection in other ridings know nothing of them. None of them know about the existence of the No Passport list. Most know about the No Fly lists. Both of these appear to have been implemented by the bureaucracy without Parliamentary debate.

All of these agreements are being effected by a stealthy manoeuver of incremental presentation to Parliament and/or incremental bureaucratic departmental implementation. Some parts of the Smart Border Plan necessarily have to be dealt with in Parliament,like the liberty stripping anti-terrorist legislation passed in 2002, or the surveillance legislation to legalize spying on internet, e mail and cell phone use, etc. The surveillance legislation was before Parliament when the writ dropped and will be back after the new government convenes.

I have documented these agreements with their details and urls to sources in a three part article titled the Metamorphosis and Sabotage of Canada by our Own Government. See <a href="http://www.canadianctionparty.ca">www.canadianctionparty.ca</a>

We have already reached the stage many of us warned against since the introduction of various international agreements like NAFTA came on scene. Members of Parliament are now irrelevant. They are impotent in the face of these international agreements that cede power out of the nation's control to an unelected unaccountable body of Chief executive corporate officers, retired government officials, business men, and academics. They will remain so unless they reverse these arrangements. This election is a sham under this changing regime.

Only the Canadian Action Party is trying to expose these agreements. Only the Canadian Action Party calls for the abrogation of the FTA and NAFTA, the rescission of the anti-terrorist legislation, the cancelling of the aforesaid agreements arising out of the North American Task force as being unconstitutional and violations of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They are , in fact, acts of treason.

Unless Canadians join in these demands, our nation, our country as we know it will continue to die. The anti- Canadians and anti democrats are in control. The fact that only this one small party is exposing this betrayal of Canada is a national disgrace. One can only conclude that the other Parties support this transfer of power out of their control, and are complicit in the death of the sovereignty of our nation which is not theirs to destroy. Sovereignty belongs to the people, not to political parties, nor unelected unaccountable bodies.

Devices that track citizen movement are only one part of a terrible intention.

Yours truly,

Connie Fogal , Leader, Canadian Action Party.
Connie Fogal resides in Vancouver BC. Tel: 604 872 2128



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My goodness, when did you open your eyes to realize we have been losing our freedoms. I knew this as far back as 1999 and have experienced this loss first hand.

So when I hear people defending voting or our present political structure, by saying we must vote in the name of those who gave up their life in defence of democracy in both WARS .. I dam nearly choke.

Democracy in Canada in my opinion is a myth... right now as I see it , which ever party is elected to govern, based on the numbers of the party membership, we are being governed by nothing more than a little dictatorship or a CULT.

We are not losing our freedoms , political parties who get to power are stealing them away from us and there are people who have been dumbed down so bad, that they cannot and are to lazy to look out side these three old political parties.

So please do not complain, there are those who are already denied rights that other have, nobody listened to us ..now that it is starting to effect others they notice.. well good , now fix it.



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RFID tags can be used for tracking, but it is not as one imagines from years of bombardment from movies. A RFID tag cannot start broadcasting and become a red blip on someone's tracking screen.

In order to transmit data the tag must pass through some form of reader, whether this be a handheld scanner or a gateway portal similar a metal detector.

The most well know version of the technology is having your pet "chipped." Lately Pfizer is heading to incorporate RFID tags into Viagra bottles to reduce counterfeiting.

What I feel is most shocking about the concept of RFID tags in ID is not the ability to be tracked. Already we can be tracked if a peace officer, with reason, demands a driver's license. In seeing a license, they know who we are, where we live, age, and what we look like at our worst. In reading the barcode into a law enforcement computer the officer can see previous incidents we have been involved in.

This rollout is a method of "doing more with less." In equiping IDs with an RFID tag, a border officer no longer needs to review a piece of ID thoroughly and ask questions. They will likely be encouraged to let people through if the machine beeps in the right manner, and detain them if it beeps in a different manner.

This seems to be further evidence of increased security measures actually decreasing overall security.

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"S 6 (1) of the Charter reads "Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter,remain in, and leave Canada." To require such a tracking ID card in order that one could move in an out of Canada violates this right."

On the contrary. Having identification confirming citizenship secures that right.

"The Canadian Bill of Rights S 1(a) guarantees to Canadians the right to be free. To be tracked is not to be free."

RFID (not to be confused with methods used in cellphones) is short-range (often less than a few feet), and like the previous poster says, requires an active reader.

Further, the (probably unstoppable) proliferation of such techologies will most likely be most prevalent in the private sector, meaning the most useful activism will be that which works to ensure that users of RFID readers (including government!) are required to post notice of the presence of a reading device, the operational range, the stated legal purpose and privacy rights notices. With hefty fines/jailtime for violation. Also work on securing the right of an individual to possess a device that can detect an active reader (ie: the opposite of the radar-detector laws), on the assumption that a posted notice may not always be sufficient.


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Refugee Reality (U.S. citizen denied Refugee Status; forcibly removed from Canada)
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Katrina produced refugees. Some commentators find the word “refugee” distasteful and insist on “evacuee” instead. Webster states that a refugee is anyone who flees a life-threatening situation such as war, famine, flood, hurricane or other natural disasters and who then seeks safety in another community.

In 1951, the United Nations enacted the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees partly in response to the refugee problems created by World War II. The Convention describes a refugee as anyone who flees persecution because of his ethnic, religious or racial identity or because of persecution for his political opinion. Anyone who seeks asylum in countries that have signed the Convention is labeled a “Convention Refugee claimant.”

When a refugee arrives in a foreign country, there is no guarantee that she will find safety or how long protection may or may not be provided. Refugees flee with their lives and, if they are lucky, a few documents that prove their identity. Every refugee is thrust into an unknown society where a different culture, language and climate exists.

The UN Convention delineates rules for determining who is and who is not a valid refugee. Countries that have signed the Convention have bureaucracies in place to process people who claim to be refugees. Often these countries also have their own immigration rules and regulations. Ideally, this system is just and does not rely on propaganda issued by the refugee claimant’s home country to determine the validity of the refugee’s claim.

Unfortunately, this system does not work if you happen to be a United States citizen who has been persecuted for one of the reasons listed in the Convention and who can prove the persecution with documentation. Citizens of the United States are put through the bureaucratic process and accorded hearings that seem to be run in a fair manner. Fair, that is, until a decision based on lies is issued and a quick trip in handcuffs back to the United States is arranged. Often the time spent waiting to be deported is in a jail.

From 1989 to 1994, forty-five US citizens claimed Refugee Status in Canada. None were granted that status and all were ordered to leave Canada. The more intransigent, such as me, were deported.

U.S. citizens seeking refuge in European countries are also treated in a cavalier manner. One U.S. citizen was recently ordered to leave Norway after she spent 16 months seeking political asylum. A married couple, both U.S. citizens, left Canada upon orders from that government and are now bouncing from country to country in Europe, homeless and stateless. These are Americans whose civil and political rights are supposed to be protected by the U.S. Constitution and government, but who are, instead, running in fear from it.

Since the 1951 Convention, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has devised an alternate form of supposed safety for refugees called “internal flight.” In this scenario, persons are advised to not return to the region of their country where the alleged persecution took place, but to live in another part of the country which is why I live in Nevada and not Wisconsin. This is a ludicrous policy since the long arm of the government of any country reaches everywhere.

In retrospect, it appears that the U.N. 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees was enacted to give protection to people fleeing Communism. No one, it seems, deemed it possible that citizens of the West might need protection. With the demise of the Communist States, the U.N. now plans to return refugees to their countries of origin as soon as practicable in order to reduce the impacts the refugees have on receiving countries. In other words, with Communist dictators gone from the scene, refugee protection is no longer needed.

The most alarming fact about the U.N. Convention is that it contains no enforcement provisions. Individual governments can decide whether or not a Convention Refugee claimant meets the requirements set forth in the Convention and in its own immigration law. Convention Refugee claimants who are U.S. citizens are regularly denied Refugee Status based on political considerations rather than on the unbiased merits of the case.
Denial of Refugee Status by a government’s bureaucracy can be appealed through that government’s legal system, but this is an expensive and lengthy process. Higher courts can simply refuse to hear a case with no reason given. Although the United Nations can declare a person or a group a Convention Refugee, it has never done so for any American.

The media, either by design or ignorance, does not inform the public of these facts. While corporate media heads are lodged in the sand, (or ordered to keep quiet), those of us who flee persecution are left in limbo. Under international law every government is required to legally repatriate returned refugee claimants. The U.S. government just pretends that we do not exist. Repatriation can be accomplished by the returned refugee herself if she has a permanent address, pays taxes and/or votes. No government involvement is required. Since November 25, 1998, I have paid no federal or state income taxes, do not vote and do not have a permanent address. This has not been easy to do, however being a sovereign nation of one has its own reward---absolute freedom.

Despite the propaganda spewing out of Washington, citizens of the United States have a right to know that some of their fellow citizens are fleeing the United States in fear of losing their lives or their liberty and are seeking asylum in other countries.

P.S. In 1993 I crossed the border seeking political asylum in my 1982 station wagon. I later learned that my license plate had been photographed without my knowledge. For a free electroniccopy of my censored book, "Escape From America: An Expose' of International Treachery" please send a request to me at: escapefromamerica@hotmail.com


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Orwellian as usual....

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Remember when they told us satellites were a great idea, listing all the benefits to the public e.g. receiving channels from all over the world? One of the benefits they neglected of course, was being able to watch us with them. Other examples are having microphones in the streets (to measure noise pollution);
security cameras --well, the list goes on.
What scares me the most is not what the goverments are doing, but our own apathy towards it. North Americans in general have come to beleive that we can protest peacefully, but sometimes, when I watch on TV those rioted protests in other nations, I question this belief. Any comments?


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I believe what has happened to me and if it happened to me , then it has happened to other. I believe that my government has not served those of us very well, when they used us as lab rats to test the herbicides on.

I believe we should be ashamed of the people we have voted for , because they have not governed in our best interest, I believe that I can no longer support a political system that treats its citizen with such disrespect. I believe that we are placing too much power in the hands of so few people and I mean the card carrying membership of anyone political party. I believe that we better fight for the reform of this present system before it is all to late and to go and vote for the same old same old system, does not fix the problem we have within the present structure and that is we have no way to hold these parties accountable when they abuse of trust and the power we entrust them with. Voting out a party is NOT holding them ACCOUNTABLE.

That is what I believe

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With the exception of one item Wayne those are good beliefs, beliefs that are supportable and worthyof concideration.

The exception is in the beleif of shame and to who the shame is directed at.

The shame is ours, if shame is the proper emotion to be asigned. It may not beand yes we have been hoodwinked into giving our power of decision to politicians, politicianwhe in reallity are in employ not of the electorate but of those they sold their souls to./
I have sent you, by personal message, information on who those owers are andwhat to do about them.

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As you say: " In order to transmit data the tag must pass through some form
of reader, whether this be a handheld scanner or a gateway portal similar a
metal detector.

In equiping IDs with an RFID tag, a border officer no longer needs to review a
piece of ID thoroughly and ask questions."

..since the RFID tag must pass through some sort of reader or scanner to
pick-up the info - it is NOT a device that tracks our movements at all....it
serves no good purpose for CAP to exaggerate these matters...and fear-
monger...why not CAP focus, during this election on its positive "nation
building" vision for Canada....along with what they foresee Harpo doing on
national sovereignty issues, even simple issues like the CBC, the Post Office
which is under attack via NAFTA by UPS...instead of such foolish
exaggeration. The only thing the RFID card will do will allow a border control
official to "id" the person going through the border a lot faster ...without even
have to look at their id...as the id information on their "card" or "passport" will
simply be transmitted via a radio frequency to a device at the border control
that will pick up the signal. By my voluntarily passing through the border I am
already giving implied consent for border officials to be informed of such
private info - either visually by them actually reading my passport or id card
or
by RFID signal - who cares. If I don't want them to read that info...I don't pass
through the border. There are however, dangers of RFID in the hands of the
private corporate sector...which allow the involuntary passage of my private
info to private companies...and which do indeed raise privacy and Charter
rights issue. While I like CAP and understand where they are coming from
there is not, in my mind, a bogeyman here..and exaggeration of this issue
without them doing their technical homework on how RFID actually works
actually undermines their credibility on other issues too. So in my view, CAP
get on with elaborating a positive vision for this country, a vision that
provides for re-construction & reconcillation...and do your technical
homework properly--please


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RFID chip readers are quick and easy to install all over the place, and they have plans to do so once RFID's become acceptable. Not to mention the fact that Cell Phone network can ALREADY be used to track you by your cellphone.

This technology is orwellian, and it is restrictive. When you cant bank or drive down a road with yout RFID card will you start to see then how this is bullshit?

This is just the begining. They are trying to Make RFID seem trendy ans convenient in pop culture, and nescassary "to fight the Threat of Terrorism", so called "security" which might help weak people feel safer.

If you think this is Chicken Little bullshit then just keep supporting it, and wait a while. This is all about setting the precident of Rights Violation in the name of scalled "Security". Giving the government control over your life never gives you security. Just look at Nazi Gernmany, and any Stalinst Regime that has ever existed.

What we are facing is beyond the wettest dreams of people like Stalin and Hilter.


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<a href="http://infowars.net/articles/january2006/190106precrime.htm">http://infowars.net/articles/january2006/190106precrime.htm</a> <br />
howz this for a spin description?<br />
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Pre-crime and proactive policing<br />
what willit be next, RFID mood-rings<br />
Hey? <br />
wanna make a bundle with a new invention?<br />
NWO roving RFID Reades required<br />
Wudda ya mean They're already here? <br />
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I've got a quote: "Big Brother is ignoring you". With all of the monitoring, recording, photographing, you're right, we *could* be being tracked. But it's quite clear that we are not; we don't even have a centralised address registry; when I move, I have to call 2 dozen institutions to update it. If there is a Big Brother, it certainly isn't letting the Canadian government see the data. Nor is it sharing the data with companies; I would actually be happy if word got out that I am in no need of breast enlargement drugs.

As for protests? I'm not sure what's wrong with (most) north americans. I think most people have too much to lose, and so don't want to stick their neck out and go to a protest. People have been fired for being outspoken; we will need to be a lot less comfortable before we see large-scale protests. Right now, the threat of having your purchasing habits tracked is tiny compared to the threat of consequences for "rocking the boat".


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I've a quote too. My quote is quoted. I see it here frequently, as amatterof fact I find it on this page.
But hey? Ain'tthat what quotes are for although noting the author of the quote is only polite.
"Your mantra has been your opinions are stifled due to their contrary nature, when they are actually stifled for being without perceivable foundation." (c)
Dio posting as anon
...any way enough of that

"Big Brother is ignoring you"
Jesse
is non sequitor conjecture.Well to be precise the explanation following constitutes the conjscturatorical (my word) non sequitor.
Have a little fun with it!
I do
Jesse has a point though,apply it to crime.
Suppose the state,Big Brother,decided to use the stuff they gather they could use the infor inprosecution.
There is a satallite url one can go to that will allow you to zero in on your house.
Collecting infor is now
USING it has not become widespread,
yet!




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The act of IDing something is one step on the way to tracking it.

I am making the point that an RFID system, like any system that identifies an individual, a package, etc., does in fact track it.

The only thing necessary is a data system which stores these tracking events (crossing the border, entering a federal building, etc.) and a method of retrieving and making sense of this data. This requires a much larger infrastructure than just having RFID tag readers, and to claim RFID tags themselves are the method of government intrusion is misleading.

This article was a bit of fearmongering in this regard, but it is not without merrit to consider what tracking actually entails and that such mechanisms do exist already. There are just no data warehouses or retrieval systems, nor people who use this data for such means as tracking.

I also make the point that a border guard is not stopping people based ID, rather they do it based upon evidence presented to them (acting suspicious, chemical smells, strange or evasive answers to questions, etc.). If a guard is only there to wave people through, they are a greeter, not a guard. That is where my personal fear about using RFID tags embedded in travel documents comes into play.



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