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Transsexuals 'To Get 2 ID Cards' (BBC News Online; Monday 30th January 2006)

Schizophrenics 'To Get 9 ID Cards' - one for each personality. Some may get less, some way more, as long as they pay the cash for each unique identity! Not to do so would also be against the law as you have to be registered so mentally ill patients will certainly be harder hit than the rest of us! Also LARPers will be required to carry multiple ID Cards if you play in public places. Of course this could also open your gaming partners to a world of pain if they kill your character as technically that'll be murder in the eyes of the law.

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I didn't like the idea of ID Cards in the first place and it's pretty much been proven by both independent and peer review groups that the scheme won't have helped at all in preventing terrorist activity in the UK (which was one of the core things it was being touted for), a lot of unneccessary information would be held about the person and it will be bloody expensive and just not worth it.

I think the whole thing sucks even more now. Not that I don't think Transexuals shouldn't be allowed 2 ID cards (if they really want to pay double!) but where would it stop? I am very tempted to knock up a fake HTML BBC news story similiar to the Whale spoof that went round last week but don't think I have the time today.

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kittensandsteam
Jan. 31st, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
We pay 14 euros for our ID cards (getting passport pictures taken is nearly as expensive!) and I really like them.
It allows me to _not_ spend 75 euros on a passport and still travel around in Europe :)

angusabranson
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
14 Euro I could accept. About £70-£80 I can not accept.
angusabranson
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Plus the European ID cards hold a lot less User Info. I'm for a basic ID card scheme (or atleast I'm not against it). We carry around multiple ID tags every day so one more uniform one doesn't matter - it's just the info that the UK government wants it to hold.
bridiep
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
I object to paying as much for an ID card as I would for a passport. At least there is an option to not hold a passport - you just don't leave the country.

My driving license has a photo on it, and I carry lots of credit cards with information on them. Why the fuck do I need another one? I'd only lose it!

Sign up to http://www.no2id.net/

and say 'No' to ID cards!!
gabby2600
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
So what if your a Schizophrenic Transsexual Role-playing Actor. You would need a truck just to carry the ID cards you would need. Becasue if you use a differant stage name you would need an ID card in that name as well.
muskrat_john
Jan. 31st, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
Angus,

You free Wednesday after work?
angusabranson
Jan. 31st, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
I actually have the day off tomorrow but I was ill last week and am still really recovering from it and trying to shake the last reminants. I was planning on having a very quite day in and trying to get some chores (and Cubicle 7 work) done. Especially as I lost most of last week because of the lurgy :(

Also Wednesday night is my games night and people are turning up from 6.30 so I couldn't make the evening anyway :(

If you are prepared to come up to Finchley (or meet halfway - maybe in Camden?) it'd be great to meet up for lunch if you were free? I'd like to catch you for a chat about Apples to Apples apart from catching you anyway! :p

Is your UK mobile switched on? If so I can try to drop you a line tomorrow morning. Let me know and I hope you had a great time in Ireland! :D
(Anonymous)
Jan. 31st, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
I fear I've a meeting at the British Museum over lunch.

Thursday lunch? Or Thursday after work at a pub? I'm getting together with some friends then, but you'd be more than welcome...
angusabranson
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I'm working Thursday but if you fancy a trip to Finchley I can certainly make sure I can break for lunch for an hour or so :p

Thursday evening is also a possibility. I'll have to see how I'm feeling though as I really don't want to exert myself too much (especially as I'm seeing Bauhaus on Friday night and want to be as well as possible for that - admittedly that gig alone will probably wipe out my weekend! :p)

I'll drop you a line tomorrow in anycase. Have fun at the Museum!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 31st, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Fake BBC page
Before you make that fake BBC page, you might be interested to learn that I had my wrist slapped for the whale spoof last week (it's written up on www.careerbreak.blogspot.com).

I got the impression that if you make an image of the page, like I did, they don't mind quite so much, but the HTML ones annoy them because they could confuse people. Apparently.

They couldn't have been that hacked off with my whale spoof, because they featured it in their quiz!

Cheers,

Pachey
angusabranson
Jan. 31st, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Fake BBC page
Thanks for the heads up and also the link (both this one and the early one). I haven't checked either out as yet but will fly by later this evening if I get a chance (or tomorrow as a have a glorious day off! yay!) :p

Thanks for creating the whale one. It has certainly caused a lot of amusement to almost everyone I showed it too :D
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