old state motto: “God Enriches”
new state motto: “ID Snitches”
Ariz. college to position sensors to check class attendance: “Devices would be installed in underclassmen lecture halls; some say infringes on privacy
Students at Northern Arizona University will have a hard time skipping large classes next fall because of a new attendance monitoring system.
The new system will use sensors to detect students’ university identification cards when they enter classrooms, according to NAU spokesperson Tom Bauer. The data will be recorded and available for professors to examine.
Bauer said the university’s main goal with the sensor system is to increase attendance and student performance.
‘People are saying we are using surveillance or Orwellian [tactics] and, boy, I’m like ‘wow,’ I didn’t know taking attendance qualified as surveillance,’ Bauer said.”
(Via Privacy Digest.)
How long before the best and the brightest there decide to combine the idea of ID sensing with illegal hunting under the new state law and require all Arizonans to carry IDs with RFID on them – and then install sensors everywhere to catch illegals without the ID cards?
And then there’s this..
Arizona Teachers With Accents and Ethnic Study Banned: “The Arizona Department of Education has told schools that teachers with ‘heavy’ or ‘ungrammatical’ accents are no longer allowed to teach English classes. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that ‘promote the overthrow of the U.S. government…”
(via digg.com: Stories / Popular.)
Seriously?!? How about courses promoting the overthrow of the Arizona government? And no doubt they will be using “‘heavy’ or ‘ungrammatical’ accents” for their not-racial racial profiling as well.
But if you make it unmolested past the forces of Arizona’s Big Brother system, you can join them – as part of one of a variety of vigilante border watch groups, some with webcams that allow you to play along at home:
Cameras Allow Residents To Watch Mexican Border: “Illegal immigrants are the target of a new watch program that allows the public to participate from their own home.
Using a regular home computer with an Internet connection, in a matter of seconds a resident can be on the front lines in the war against illegal immigration.
This Web site allows users to watch the U.S. – Mexico border in the fight against illegal border crossings.
For $10, users have access to a remote-controlled camera located near the border of Arizona and Mexico. The camera can be turned left and right to scour the desert.
Webcam Border Patrol: “When John Spears gets home from his sales job in New York, he sits down at his computer with a bottle of beer and starts patrolling the US border.
And to do it, he does not need to stir from his sofa.
He is one of tens of thousands of people around the world who are volunteering to patrol the 1250-mile long (2000 km) stretch between Texas and Mexico via the web.
American Border Patrol > About Us: “American Border Patrol is the only non-governmental organization (NGO) that monitors the border on a regular basis – mostly by air. It has three aircraft, each designed for a specialized mission.
ABP operates from a ranch right on the Mexican border in Southeastern Arizona in the heart of a major smuggling corridor.
ABP is a watchdog. We watch what the government is doing and we report to you directly.
(via American Border Patrol.)
Border Fence Project: “The Border Fence Project is sponsored by NoInvaders.Org, a non-profit organization founded by Jim Wood of Running Springs, CA, on December 13, 2004, one of the original Minutemen and weekly visitor to the Mexican border, as well as a 6-year active veteran of the immigration reform movement. We pride ourselves in offering fencing solutions free to private ranchers along the southern border with Mexico, along with free public property fencing along the International Zone, in an effort to help stop the ever escalating tide of illegal immigration, terrorism, and drug smuggling. Your support of this organization, as well as promotion of and contribution to, will be in recognition by a 200,000+ membership of Minutemen-like groups from around the nation, and the 80% of the American public who want greater restrictions on illegal immigration.
We oppose world governance, the North American Union, the EU, and efforts of governments to force us all to assimilate with a world standard designed to displace native workers and control every private aspect of its citizens. Please see our affiliate, http://www.alliednationalists.weebly.com.
(via Border Fence Project.
Virtual BorderWatch: “The Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition (TBSC) has joined BlueServoSM in a public-private partnership to deploy the Virtual Community Watch, an innovative real-time surveillance program designed to empower the public to proactively participate in fighting border crime.
For background on Arizona…