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Old 07-11-2013, 03:36 PM   #75890
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Oh, bleep "First World Problems". You're allowed to be upset when shorted a week at work. I am sure you were counting on that time to decompress.

I am sorry about your family member, Perri.

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Good article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/op...lina.html?_r=0

Not that many of us can help what is going on. Many didn't vote for these people, and we had no control over secret sessions and bills being snuck through. As I read over everything I only saw one item on the list that didn't piss me off. I've had to show ID to get another ID, a diploma, checks cashed, beer, an account at a video store, etc. It won't kill me to show it when I vote. Other than that, get out of my face. My friends who teach have been so upset.
One of the problems with ID laws is many places have changed the requirements to get an ID. It's a lot harder than it used to be. A lot of people don't have the required documents. For instance, if your birth certificate doesn't meet new requirements then it won't count as proof of citizenship.
Interesting. I just looked that up. Went into effect in 2011. That is all the stuff on my BC from 1975, and have kept mine under lock and key, but I do see where they would be an issue for many others, and for different reasons.

Did they change something with obtaining a copy too? One of BF's friends was saying he could not get a copy of his BC, to get a new ID. It was all stolen from his car as he was moving to another state.
Well I haven't tried recently. But one concern to me, some places are starting to only accepting original or long form birth certificates. I, like many adoptees, those are sealed, and we have little or no legal rights to them. Or they'll accept amended BC as long as it was issued in the first year, so so anyone adopted after that is SOL. I've heard of stories of adoptees having trouble getting DL and passports because of this.
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