Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Zealanders earlobes and scar details required by the FBI

New Zealand visitors to the United States will have details about scars and the size and shape of their earlobes added to a new FBI database.
New Zealand Herald

You know, I really don't want to go to the States THAT MUCH, despite having friends I love dearly there and finding the Grand Canyon to be one of the more spectacular things I've experienced.

What on earth do they imagine we're going to do once we get there??????

Oh but wait, read on ... It will allow the FBI to check the information against the faces, earlobes and irises of known terrorists and wanted criminals.

Even worse, Mr Locke said an independent audit of the US Homeland Security biometric database had found 38 per cent of entries sampled had factual errors. That left New Zealanders open to being wrongly detained, he said.

Ummm no thank you.


V-Grrrl said...

Hey, you could get a job photographing scars for the FBI! Cool! Then you could live in Virginia and tell me all about earlobes and irises when we get together. What? That doesn't sound FUN?

Well, tell me about the scar on your ass, because that sounds like a good Christmas story...

V-Grrrl said...

P.S. I'm sure the FBI decision was influenced by the story on CNN of the FIFTY drunken Santas who ATTACKED a theater in New Zealand, pulling down posters, overturning cardboard cutouts, and terrorizing patrons. People guilty of such heinous acts of violence need to be documented and databased, of course. We don't want drunk Santas in America, home of the mall and school shooters!

Di Mackey said...

Hah, wicked wicked woman.

As for the story ... I'm not telling any stories but don't lots of people have scars and birthmarks in those rarely seen places? ;)

They weren't kiwis, they were unidentifiable with their Santa costumes. Could have been anyone and we're such peaceable folk.

V-Grrrl said...

E says the drunken Santas were probably FBI agents, ha, ha, ha.

Di Mackey said...

I think E's on to something there ;)

We've had both Mossad for stealing passports and the French govt bombers of the Greenpeace boat in NZ courts, maybe the FBI wants to take up the challenge of 'hostile act in peaceable NZ' and Santa suits might just have been the very best disguise yet.