Thursday, April 28, 2011

State Dept. proposes “Biographical Questionnaire” for passport applicants

Still don't think we live in a third world fascist country where control of the masses (that'd be you and me) isn't part of the plan? Still wanna call me paranoid?
The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants. The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”
The State Department estimated that the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is obviously absurd given the amount of research that is likely to be required to even attempt to complete the form.
On the other hand, some say it's a hoax, and no such plans are in the works...

Almost doesn't matter, given the surreal Kafka like mind fucking that goes every day in thousands of little ways...

Papers, Please! Blog Archive State Dept. proposes “Biographical Questionnaire” for passport applicants

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