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antigop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-11-07 05:18 PM
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Oh, man! They are tracking the homeless with ID cards
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One homeless man likened his numbered ID card to "the mark of the Beast" from the book of Revelation.

Others compared the bar code to a Nazi tattoo and the computer tracking system to something out of George Orwell's 1984.

But most of the homeless people in Fort Worth seem to have grudgingly accepted the high-tech identification card that will soon be required for meals, shelter and other services at the city's four largest agencies.

"Some people choose not to have them because it's like an invasion of privacy," said Jana Webb, as she ate lunch at Union Gospel Mission last week. "I have one because you can't eat without them."
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