Monday, October 29, 2007

Heard It from a Friend Who, Heard It from ...

The Justice Minister of Japan revealed he had information about a Bali bombing terrorist's disguised visits to his country using a fake beard and different passports. Rather than share specific evidence Minister Kunio Hatoyama cited his source, a friend of a friend. Meanwhile, music could heard in the background:

I heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you've been bombing around

This astounding news did not get the friend of the Justice Minister in trouble for withholding evidence, but served as the basis for photographing and fingerprinting all foreign travelers to Japan. The United States is the only country in the world requiring photographs and fingerprints of visitors.

And guess who benefits from this necessary step to prevent terrorism? Accenture LLP received a contract award of a minimum of $10 million and a maximum of $10 billion. That's quite a range of expenditures over a five year period. That would make it difficult for a manager in the private sector to create his R & D, capital and operating budgets. But in America, we have the freedom to print more money. The problem is its value keeps on declining. It is coincidence our individual freedoms are headed in the same direction?

Guess whose power is growing by leaps and bounds? That would be corporations and private equity firms. Who stands to gain from every visitor to the U.S. getting fingerprinted? The Carlyle Group has a division that specializes in biometric fingerprint identification, AuthenTec, Inc. Might they be milking the government on this project? This summer they announced the company shipped its 20 millionth sensor. If they missed this round of government business, not to worry. Carlyle has more than 500 divisions ready to line up at the federal tit.

I heard from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another Carlyle's sleazing around...

Corporatism is here and it looks to be loading up its speed wagon and moving to Japan. Ooopss, they're already there!