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  •  Transport ID (4.00)
    In order to get a Greyhound ticket (and Greyhound is pretty much a monopoly as a national bus company) you have to present a picture ID.  Americans are presenting passports in order to get a bus ticket to a destination within their own country.

    Solar is Civil Defense

    by gmoke on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 02:04:45 PM PST

    •  Are you sure about that? (none)
      I routinely buy Greyhound tickets for my homeless clients who have no picture ID. My agency pays for the ticket, and I have to show my ID to purchase it, but the client never does... so the actual traveller never has to prove who he is to travel on Greyhound.
    •  Irrelevant in this case though (none)
      The bus company has the right to demand ID from all riders, they own the bus and can probably make you sing the star spangled banner as part of the contract of carriage if they want to, though I imagine that might put them at a slight competitive disadvantage.

      But in this case the company had no such requirement, they just delivered their passengers right to an unannounced Federal checkpoint. Common sense wise it just ain't right.

      To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals. - Mark Twain

      by Windowdog on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 03:33:29 PM PST

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