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  •  My state seriously "requests" that you do not (6+ / 0-)

    smile when you take your drivers license photo. Smiles make facial recognition softward work harder.

    I have a nice happy smile on my driver's  license photo.

    What can I say? Being at the DMV makes me jolly.

    Actually, my local DMV office is very efficient, most of the staff is friendly and accomodating, and with an appointment, you can get in and out in 20 minutes, 30 if you have to take the test.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:13:42 AM PDT

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    •  Is it NY? (1+ / 0-)
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      StrayCat

      They say that, too.

    •  How about frowning? (1+ / 0-)
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      grover

      Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

      by the fan man on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:09:41 AM PDT

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    •  Also on your passport photos now. (2+ / 0-)
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      grover, rlochow

      How soon will RFID chips be planted at birth like they do with pets now?

      Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

      by StrayCat on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:35:55 AM PDT

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      •  Well, pet microchips are still optional, (0+ / 0-)

        And registered with private companies.

        So I think your kitties will have more privacy than we will.

        :/

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 12:03:07 PM PDT

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    •  No smiling (1+ / 0-)
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      grover

      For your passport photo either. That's OK. The way things are going we won't have anything to smile about soon anyway.

      "You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions. You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!" - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

      by rambler american on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 01:03:41 PM PDT

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      •  Your comment made me (1+ / 0-)
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        rambler american

        chuckle not smile (per Federal Regulation: DHS 2003-08. 452-D.6(k). Appropriate  facial and emotional reactions. )

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 01:15:16 PM PDT

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