Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Sad, but not particularly surprising...
U.S. Investigators Find Phony Identities Work

By Donna Smith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks heightened U.S. security concerns, congressional investigators said on Tuesday they were able to use phony identities to obtain valid drivers' licenses in several states.

Undercover investigators for the General Accounting Office were 100 percent successful at obtaining drivers' licenses in eight states using alias identities, according to a report by the congressional watchdog agency released on Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee.

In a few cases where state department of motor vehicles employees noticed that documents were counterfeit, they failed to notify security agents. In some instances, employees gave advice on what paperwork was needed to obtain the license, the GAO found. [...]

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