Ponder this…

Has the Liberal media deified Obama yet over the kiling of Bin Laden?

Just asking… 🙂

Osama bin Laden’s Identity Confirmed With Biometrics Technology. You’re Next

The Associated Press, among others, is reporting that the United States used multiple methods to positively identify the remains of Osama bin Laden. In addition to traditional genetic (DNA) testing, which revealed a perfect match with bin Laden’s family, NBC News reports “that the CIA’s facial recognition system also identified bin Laden’s face with 95 percent certainty.” The use of biometrics  to resolve any possible doubt as to the identity of the terrorist’s remains is no doubt comforting in this particular case. With the patent for automated iris-recognition technology expiring this year, at least 20 firms around the world will compete for a market expected to soar to $10.9 billion in 2017 from $3.6 billion in 2010. Iris-recognition technology is hardly the stuff of fiction. Rather, it is used in the following manner, for starters:

To screen travelers at London’s Heathrow Airport and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Police departments across the country, including the New York Police Department, which received $500,000 from the Department of Homeland Security, use iris scanning to reduce the number of prisoners freed as a result of fraud (e.g., by posing as someone facing lesser charges).

At border crossings by The United Arab Emirates.

To secure access to highly secure corporate and government facilities in the United States and around the world.

The Mexican government announced last week that it will be the first country to integrate iris scanning as part of its national identity card.

Iris-recognition technology already has evolved to the point where authorities can very quickly scan members of a crowd from a distance of 10 feet, a figure expected to increase dramatically. That means that they can scan your eyes without your consent. Forget about Apple tracking your iPhone or the government infringing your Fourth Amendment rights with GPS technology. Iris tracking allows authorities to track you with extraordinary precision.

Just in case you were feeling all squishy about our Dear Leader:

It turns out that the Obama Administration halted the deportation of 34,448 illegal immigrants last year, according to Homeland Security figures obtained independently by a Senator (Charles Grassley of Iowa) who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

This includes delaying deportation indefinitely (“deferred action”), granting green cards, allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. indefinitely while they seek legal status (known as “parole in place”) and expanding the definition of “extreme hardships” so any illegal alien could meet the criteria and remain in the country.

Political Correctness Update:

Calling animals ‘pets’ is insulting, academics claim

Animal lovers should stop calling their furry or feathered friends “pets” because the term is insulting, leading academics claim.

Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or budgerigars should be rebranded as “companion animals” while owners should be known as “human carers”, they insist.

Even terms such as wildlife are dismissed as insulting to the animals concerned – who should instead be known as “free-living”, the academics including an Oxford professor suggest.

The call comes from the editors of then Journal of Animal Ethics, a new academic publication devoted to the issue.

In its first editorial, the journal – jointly published by Prof Linzey’s centre and the University of Illinois in the US – condemns the use of terms such as “critters” and “beasts”.

Prof Linzey and his co-editor Professor Priscilla Cohn, of Penn State University in the US, also hope to see some of the more colourful terms in the English language stamped out.

Phrases such as “sly as a fox, “eat like a pig” or “drunk as a skunk” are all unfair to animals, they claim.

Don’t you feel better now. I know I do! 🙂