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#1    seeder

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

Gotta love bureaucracy haven't you?  So - an armless artist wants to visit the UK, but as he cant offer fingerprints...the computer says NO!

Give me a break pleeeaase!!   And even if they do give him a visa - the next issue will be a lack of signature...


Armless artist Karipbek Kuyukov 'denied entry' to UK

A Kazakh artist who was born without arms says that he could not get permission to enter the UK last month because he could not give fingerprints. Karipbek Kuyukov planned to attend an anti-nuclear conference in Edinburgh.

But he got a letter from the British Consulate in Istanbul saying his "biometrics were of poor quality" and asking him to resubmit his application.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22428923



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

He has foot prints,and iris identification ,which are just as individual as finger prints . That's messed up

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

Maybe he could give them a toe print.  I mean, come on if your born with out arms isn't there a back up plan.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:51 PM

Perhaps as an armless artist he paints with his feet or mouth, in either case, (if he paints) he may be able to do something like a signature. People who use their legs in place of arms can do some amazing things

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

The only time I've had to give anyone fingerprints was when I was arrested. Never for a passport! I guess the person who was processing the request wasn't very thorough.

Edited by Murk, 06 May 2013 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 06 May 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

He has foot prints,and iris identification ,which are just as individual as finger prints . That's messed up

And DNA of course ;)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

View Postseeder, on 06 May 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:

Perhaps as an armless artist he paints with his feet or mouth, in either case, (if he paints) he may be able to do something like a signature. People who use their legs in place of arms can do some amazing things


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

and another:

Armless man fixes cellphones, shoots guns, does woodwork, and uses a machete to chop what looks like coconuts!!

(Not in English but you can see what he does)



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

Incredible that one. That's proper adaption. It's great knowing that they can live a good life. :tu:

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

If his biometrics were of poor quality, that means that he does have alternatives to fingerprints, but whatever was provided by the government in Istanbul was not clear enough for the UK government to deem it acceptable. The article further states that his visa was not refused, so I don't know how such an extra-ordinary leap to him being refused a visa was made.

If anything, the UK government should realise that not every country is going to have 21st century up-to-the-moment technology to provide clear biometrics to other countries when necessary, as in this case.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:43 PM

I heard the real reason he was refused a visa is cos he has previous for trying to bring arms into the country!

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Edited by Eldorado, 06 May 2013 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

View PostCoffey, on 06 May 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:




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Guy is a legend. :tu:

It's amazing how dexterous he is with his feet. Like how he pulled the cd out of the rest of the CDs in the drawer.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

View PostOrcseeker, on 06 May 2013 - 11:17 PM, said:

It's amazing how dexterous he is with his feet. Like how he pulled the cd out of the rest of the CDs in the drawer.

Yeah it's literally like using his feet as hands and I struggle to pick up a pen using my feet. lol

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

View PostCoffey, on 07 May 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:



Yeah it's literally like using his feet as hands and I struggle to pick up a pen using my feet. lol

Yeh It kinda reminded me of how some apes use their feet like extra hands... I guess our feet have slightly evolved to suit walking but the ability is still there if we put some training into it.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

Fair enough. For all we know he could have been a previously unsuccessful suicide bomber.





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