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  • Posted by bsmith51 4 years, 11 months ago
    Brought to you by John Lennon in the song, "Imagine," the global anthem of the delusional left.

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for today

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Courtesy of MetroLyrics:
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  • Posted by slfisher 4 years, 11 months ago
    They aren't really talking about eliminating passports, but making them electronic.

    That said, I visited Australia this summer and their border crossing is very efficient.

    On the other hand, they also take photographs of everyone and are building a gigantic database of them, which is kind of creepy.
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    • Posted by jdg 4 years, 11 months ago
      What this means is that every border crossing checkpoint, in every country in the world, will now need a computer with access to the Australian government passport database, just to see whether an Australian coming there is who he says he is. And of course, if more than one country enacts this they'd need a separate system for each one.

      Or perhaps what they're proposing is to create a single worldwide system, maybe run by Interpol, and have all countries use and trust it.

      Both ideas have the same problem. Some national governments will be too incompetent to keep it secure. Others are evil.

      If Australia's bureaucrats really can't figure out those facts in time to avoid spending billions on this system, I hope they lose their jobs at least.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 4 years, 11 months ago
    do you mean....to say...the next wave of illegals will be Ozzies? Why would they leave they are far far better off there. Talk about jumping from a dining room table over the frying pan and straight into the fire....
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 4 years, 11 months ago
    We will never be able to travel freely and eliminate imaginary borders until: 1 Everyone is responsible, respectful and conscious, 2 The danger of marxism, communism, fascism, islamism, criminalism and all the other ism's; even kakistocrac governments,and all 'Secret Services' have been eradicated from creation...
    It shows severe compartmentalization to completely rely upon electronics where vital information is concerned when no one has even addressed the likely hood of it being stolen or most probably wiped out in a single solar burst of electromagnetism. Not to mention...needing a source of power to retrieve the info...causes global warming, don't ya know! hahahahahahahahahahahah
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 4 years, 11 months ago
    With all my years in high security systems, I avoid "cloud" solutions like the plague. My information backup is a hard drive, with no outside connections. In my former life, I kept an "air gap" between any technical information system and any outside communication, with information transfer out handled by flash memory cards, and any transfer in subject to thorough scrubbing by experienced security IT specialists.

    My personal profile for the outside world consumption is sparse, so I'm not sure how I'd cope with a system like Australia is considering. Biometric "hacking" is tricky, but I suppose it would be not too difficult to substitute the data on record to match the identity thief. A more dynamic key system may be necessary, like a PIN generated just prior to any travel.
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