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This petition is to stop Blizzard from posting its customers First and Last names on the public forums. We the undersigned feel that the RealID would present more problems to the forums than it would prevent.
Blizzard themselves said "the forums have also earned a reputation as a place where flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness run wild" We the undersigned feel that the unpleasantness that is already there will still be there and will now affect our real life.
One poster using the handle Zillis summed it up very well:
"Inducing a desired response by way of threat is one of the four definitions of terrorism. (The calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear, source: wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)"
He also went on to say: "in order for this system to be self regulating (the forums) the threat of real public humiliation is in effect. eg. you act stupid on forum, someone will come knocking on your door. That threat is facilitated by blizzard, when they allow access to people's real ID. Control by an underlying threat is terror. While it can be argued that it is not blizzard per se, that makes this threat, they are making it possible (and thus responsible at least from my point of view)".
In 2005 the United States Congress passed the Real ID Act, renamed Dangerous ID by Virginia activists. According to the legislation, your state issued driver's license will be turned into a national ID card and will be required for access to many functions of society and will reveal your name, birth date, sex, ID number, and a digital photograph of you, at a minimum. In response to unprecedented resistance from the states, the Department of Homeland Security's deadline for state compliance with the Dangerous ID Act was pushed back from 2008 to 2011.
This federally-mandated national ID card will be required to travel on any airline, domestically and internationally, open any bank account, collect Social Security, utilize many government services and even access federal buildings.
Perhaps even more troubling, the Dangerous ID Act grants the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to expand the requirement of the Dangerous ID into more areas of life in the future.
If the groundwork for this nightmare is not stopped, our freedom of movement, personal privacy and security as we know it today will become a thing of the past.
The REAL ID Act was passed in February of 2005 without consent of the American people.
It requires every citizen who carries a driver's license to carry a Real ID, a nationalized identification card that will compromise American privacy and security.
The card will begin issuing on May 11th of 2008.
This petition calls for the Colorado government to refuse compliance with the REAL ID Act.