I started this blog in 2007 as a place to put my data practices act responses from the Minnesota Department of Transportation relating to its membership in NASCO, an organization working to promote a centralized tracking of all transportation in North America. In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature and then-Governor Tim Pawlenty set aside $5 million to begin implementation of this Orwellian Nightmare. Governor Dayton has continued this Orwellian Dream of "Total Domain Awareness" and is now asking for volunteers to begin implementing the program.
This program is touted as a way to increase revenue for transportation. While it's possible it may do that, that's not really what this program is about. I posted documents from MN DOT in May, 2007 on this blog that indicate that the military industrial complex is the hand behind this program. This is not a "conspiracy theory." This is from documents that were obtained from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This tracking program is about tracking every piece of transportation - civilian and military, in a central location.
There is plenty of money around, the Government spends trillions on wars and bailouts for banks and other businesses. A paranoid elite is not really concerned about money - they control all of the money. They are concerned about control of the population and its movement. The Department of Homeland Security has implemented regional fusion centers for domestic intelligence purposes, and it is mentioned in the original documents that I obtained from MN DOT that this information would be shared with law enforcement.
It does not appear that MN DOT is a member of NASCO anymore, but it appears that this program is marching forward under other auspices. Since it has been four years and MN DOT is now rolling out its transportation tracking program, I figured it was time for a new data practices act request. Here is that request, which I am putting in today's mail:
Hopefully MN DOT will be forthcoming with these documents. If they are not, I will pursue my legal remedies to obtain these documents. Don't support any politicians that support these Orwellian programs.