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re This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You
This has been happening for a while behind the scenes, and is likely to become more common. Delta opened the first facial-recognition-powered terminal last year in Atlanta. The Department of Homeland Security in a report last week said that it wants to roll out facial recognition technology to be used on 97 percent of departing airport passengers by 2023.
The surveillance state continues to encroach upon our lives.
From the article: "That's a lot of data that departments like the FBI might like to get their hands on...." LOL Who thinks they don't already have it? Also, "Fusion Centers" and any other law enforcement or black ops security? We are being tracked all the time. That's why you see security and law enforcement taking video of any person.
I’m not sure how terrible facial recognition is to board a flight. It is kind of creepy the way they just put it in place one day, with no explanation. It appears that the Airlines know more than they are letting on.
Look up reporting out of China on how the Chinese are using the surveillance state. You don’t think the Deep State in America is doing the same thing? Come on, they just got caught attempting to overturn an election. These people are capable of great evil.
AS per the mayor of the town in Italy saying to cover the crosses in the town cemetery, what a dufas. How is it possible that people/politicians can't understand the fact that they hate us and want us dead. Don't give in to them at all or they will simply demand more. Look at the two women elected to the new congress. All they do is demand and demean our society.
Re: Shocking Use of FISA by Obama's FBI to Spy on Trump Campaign (video)
So now we know that Clapper knew that Hillary's emails were being sent Chinese intelligence and nobody in the Obama administration seemed to care. There is a lot more in this video that needs to come out. It makes the use of the Russian collusion narrative Seem insignificant. This is some really scary stuff.
Re: press congratulating themselves for their three year face plant
The press is just another arm of the Democrat party (sort of like the KKK was) and as such, they operate like the Democrat party. As we know, when confronted by damaging evidence, the Democrat party would just say how that damaging evidence is in actuality positive evidence. The consumers of their product are pretty much the same people who follow the Democrat party and they have demonstrated an astounding capability to completely forget what a Democrat politician did they day before. For this reason, I think they'll get away with it - at least among many of their consumers.