Saturday, August 30, 2008

Now it's the Citizen Snoopers: Councils Recruit Unpaid Volunteers to Spy on Their Neighbours

Councils are recruiting 'citizen snoopers' to report litter louts, dog foulers and even people who fail to sort out their rubbish properly.
The 'environment volunteers' will also be responsible for encouraging neighbours to cut down on waste.
The move comes as local authorities dish out £100 fines to householders who leave out too much rubbish or fail to follow recycling rules.
It will fuel fears that Britain is lurching towards a Big Brother society, following the revelation this week that the Home Office is extending some police powers to council staff and private security guards.
Critics said the latest scheme could easily be abused and encourage a culture of bin spies and curtain twitchers.
Matthew Elliott, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: 'Snooping on your neighbours to report recycling infringements sounds like something straight out of the East German Stasi's copybook.
'With council tax so high, the last thing people want to pay for is an army of busybodies peering through their net curtains at their neighbours as they put out their rubbish.'
Recruitment adverts appealing for the unpaid environmental volunteers have appeared across the country in recent months.
In Hampshire, Eastleigh council wants locals to 'monitor local environmental quality' and report 'issues' involving recycling and waste. In East London, Tower Hamlets is recruiting volunteers for a crackdown on reluctant recyclers. Other councils are expected to launch similar schemes.


If you have never read 1984 by George Orwell either read the book or watch the film.
One of the key necessaties of a Police State or orwellian society is for the Public to police itself; snoopers, tell tales are a pre requisite of this and this networks tentacles spread far and wide to encompass all levels of society and government. It's necessary to maintain the control needed for a police state to function. You only have to go back in time to the Stasi and se that all this is true and is happening here and now in the UK.

And all this is being put out on the back of making our localities safer and greener with a huge environmental label.
Central government, spin off NGO's, Think Tanks, Local authorities, Local Action committees are all involved and I have very great suspicions that the likes of 'Common Purpose' are actively involved in these situations.

Believe me people it is happening right here , right now!

Anti Terrorism Laws Used To Arrest Under Age Drinkers

Thirty under-age teenage drinkers have been arrested by police using anti-terrorist legislation.
Youngsters who use borrowed, stolen or forged IDs to get into pubs and clubs are being held under the new laws - which makes it an offence to misrepresent documents for ID purposes


Nazi Police Inspector neil Mutch states thet the Anti Terror Laws are ' Very convenient' for them to use. That just about sums it all up, and the whole of the establishment now finds it ' very convenient' to abuse the law and twist it for its own ego of power, control and money !

And where is Shami Chakribarti and her collegues at Liberty while all this is happening?

Too busy making speeches to Common Purpose events, governing the Ditchley Foundation, getting involved with think tanks and organisations that are eroding our civil liberties!

Oh and another thing, strange that we havent heard a single word on all of this from David Davis and his cronies. Where is the Davis for Freedom Campaign now.

Conveniently sidelined and forgotton about.
A complete scam from the start!

Number Plate Cameras at Manchester Airport

Automatic number plate recognition cameras are being installed at Manchester Airport.
Five of the cameras, which can read more than 500,000 registration plates each day, will be placed around the complex.
Manchester Airport Commander Supt Peter Turner said they would add an "extra level of security".
They will help police check whether there is reason to investigate vehicles at the airport

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Householders face £70 fines for putting wrong waste in green bins

The fines, which are more severe than those imposed on many shoplifters, drug users and dangerous drivers, were criticised by campaigners who said they would criminalise ordinary people and be used as an excuse to raise more money from families on the bread line.
Exeter City Council has become the first local authority to start fining, but others are expected to follow suit.
Anyone putting inappropriate waste into a green bin will be sent a fixed-penalty notice to compensate the council for cleaning it. Those who refuse to pay will be taken to court and prosecuted for non-payment.
Like i have said before, if everyone put their rubbish in the wrong bin they woldnt be able to do anything. Wake up and do something!!!

Police plan 'supermarket cells' to hold shoplifters and drunks

Supermarket police cells could be set up in shopping malls and town centres to hold shoplifters, drunks and other short-term offenders.

The short-term lockups could hold prisoners for up to four hours where they would be finger-printed, photographed and have a DNA sample taken.
They would allow beat bobbies to remove offenders from circulation without spending too long off the street themselves.
Offenders held in the cells could then either be released with a fine, or referred for further action or charging.
The so-called "supermarket cells" have already been piloted in Selfridges on Oxford Street.
The plans are outlined in the a review of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act as part of the first major shakeup of law-enforcement powers in more than 20 years.
The reform aims to cut red tape for frontline officers, improve efficiency and protect the rights of the public and were set out by Home Office Minister Tony McNulty.
They also include measures that could see police able to question children without their parents or other relatives being present.
The proposal still provides for relatives to attend interviews, but removes the need for that interview to be stalled until they arrive, settling instead for interim presence of an "appropriate adult" such as a social worker or community volunteer.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Halliburton Sued for Human Trafficking

Thirteen Nepali men were recruited and held against their will for thirteen months in a human trafficking scheme engineered and perpetrated by Halliburton and its Jordanian contractor, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in California federal court.The Nepali men, each between the ages of 18 and 27, were allegedly hired as kitchen staff by the then-Halliburton subsidiary KBR and its Jordanian subcontractor, Daoud & Partners. Once they arrived in Jordan, however, their passports were seized and they were dispatched to Iraq.


BRITAIN'S high street banks are to start writing stuff down, it was confirmed last night.

Under the new system names, addresses, dates of birth and account details will be inscribed on pieces of paper by specially trained staff.The pieces of paper will then be stored alphabetically in tall, locked cabinets in a secure room.

Julian Cook, banking analyst at Donnelly-McPartlin, said: "At the moment banks store all of your really important, sensitive information on a plastic stick the size of a teaspoon.

"They then give this stick to a 17-year old temp who puts it in his pocket so it will fall out the moment he sits down on the bus.
"Or, like NatWest, they put it all on a laptop and then just give it to some random bloke for 35 quid."
Martin Bishop, an economist at the Institute for Studies, said: "Captain Mainwaring never lost anyone's account details, and he had to deal with Nazis and the bloody air raid warden."
He added: "Writing everything down would also create thousands of new jobs.

"Britain would once again become an EM Forster novel where everyone who was not a woman or a homosexual aristocrat was a clerk. Possibly on the railways."

NatWest customer Nikki Hollis said she was unconcerned by the latest data loss scandal as thanks to the credit crunch, inflation and the bank's overdraft fees she had 'fuck all money anyway'.

The Daily Mash

Jackboot Jacqui's a Nazi piece of work

George Orwell's 1984 was supposed to be a warning about the dangers of totalitarianism, not a blueprint for government.
No one seems to have told New Labour. Barely a day goes by without another assault on our civil liberties, another extension of state snooping, another exciting ruse for meting out punishment for the most trivial offence.
This week’s outrage is the news that Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is creating a whole new vigilante class of quasi-policemen, drawn from the ranks of Town Hall jobsworths, security guards and car park attendants.
They’ll be allowed to wear uniforms, patrol the streets with dogs, confiscate property and hand out fixed-penalty notices for everything from littering to under-age drinking.
And i will keep going on about it until you all wake up and see what is happening. The police state isnt coming ; IT IS HERE ALREADY

Muslim council chiefs ban ALL members from 'tea and sandwiches' in meetings which take place during Ramadan

'Councillors have been ordered not to eat during town hall meetings while Muslim colleagues fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
All elected members at Left-wing Tower Hamlets Council in East London have been sent an email asking them to follow strict Islamic fasting during September no matter what their faith.
As well as restricting food and drink until after sunset, the authority's leaders have decided to reduce the number of meetings throughout the month so they do not clash with the requirements of Ramadan.'


HSBC to stop paying interest on current accounts in bid to save £7million a year

Britain's biggest bank is to stop paying interest on current accounts in a bid to save millions of pounds a year.
Six million HSBC customers have been told that they will no longer receive interest on their current accounts from December.
It will save the bank around £7million a year, and follows a similar move from subsidiary First Direct and rival Barclays.
Industry experts predict other high street banks will follow as profits are squeezed through the credit crunch.
The current account market has become a fierce battleground for banks.
They threatened the end of free banking after being forced to pay out millions of pounds to customers who reclaimed charges imposed for accidentally slipping overdrawn.


Well, they did only make £5.2 BILLION profit in the first 6 months of this year. Poor things !

ABC News Producer Arrested in Denver at The DNC

Iraq is Now a Stable and Peaceful Country- John McCain

'Today, Time Magazine published an interview with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that it conducted aboard McCain’s campaign airplane. Reporters James Carney and Michael Scherer described McCain as “prickly” and “at times, abrasive” during the course of the interview.
Carney and Scherer noted to McCain that the Iraqi government is calling for a deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq even though McCain’s previously stated definition of “victory” — “a peaceful, stable, prosperous democratic state” — has not been achieved. The Arizona senator dismissed their characterization of the situation, saying that Iraq is “a peaceful and stable country now”

US Government Offers Tax Breaks for Jewish Settlers

While US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been pressuring Israel to stop the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, the US government has, at the same time, been offering tax breaks to US-based organizations who engage in settlement expansion.This news comes from a report produced by Reuters news agency, which conducted an investigation of the tax records of 13 US-based non-profit organizations whose stated goal is to expand Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. The news agency found that these organizations have raised more than $35 million in the last five years alone.


Thursday, August 28, 2008


THE government faced fresh embarrassment last night after a Vanguard class nuclear submarine was found on board a commuter train.

A junior Cabinet Office official has been suspended, while home secretary Jacqui Smith has been told to hand back her keys to the Tower of London.

HMS Vengeance was discovered by Julian Cook, a trainee solicitor, during his 45 minute journey from Luton to Kings Cross ThamesLink.

Mr Cook immediately handed the vessel, and its 135 crew, to the BBC.He said: "I was actually going to the toilet when I noticed the aisle was blocked by 16,000 tonnes of ocean-going holocaust machine.
"The moment we arrived at Kings Cross I dragged it onto the tube and headed straight for Shepherd's Bush."
After confirming it was a genuine submarine the BBC immediately contacted the Press Association who in turn passed it on to the editor of The Spectator.

The submarine was eventually handed back to the Royal Navy by the assistant features editor of Grazia.

The latest security breach comes just 48 hours after the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible was hijacked by a pack of dogs.Meanwhile Al Qaeda has released a statement via Al Jazeera TV, outlining plans to shift its international HQ to the 7.45 from Croydon to Victoria.
The Daily Mash

Miliband issues advice to Russia

'Britain does not want to launch an "all-out war" with Russia following the country's decision to recognise two breakaway regions, David Miliband said. The Foreign Secretary said Russia needed to consider the "isolation, the loss of respect and the loss of trust" from the rest of the world after Moscow officially recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Mr Miliband's comments came the day after his trip to Ukraine, where he warned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he had a "big responsibility" not to provoke a new Cold War'
Shit, I bet the Russians are quaking in their boots after he told them that !

Gareth Crossman Policy Director of Liberty and His Links to Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft To Be Used To Spy on The British Public

Gareth Crossman is Director of Policy at Liberty

He has written papers for the following organisationsThe Smith Institute

A UK Think Tank with the folllowing notable trusteesLord Murray Elder ex Bank of England and Labour peer

Paul Myners- Chairman of the Guardian Media Group, member of the court of the Bank of England

One member of staff is very interesting

Senior research fellow Irwin M Seltzer , M.D of Rothschilds Bank, Henry Jackson Society and the Hudson Institute

Both Shami Chakrabarti and Gareth Crossman were involved and contributed a chapter in a document produced by the Smith Institute called Britain and Security
This was edited by and the introduction written by Dr Paul Cornish Carrington Chair in International Security and Head of the International Security Programme (ISP). Chatham House

The foreword to this document was by Keith Butler Wheelhouse CEO of The Smith Group PLC ( Retired 2007)

The former chairman of The Smith Group was Sir Nigel Broomfield ex chairman of the Ditchley Foundation and still a member He was also one of the participants in Exercise Atlantic Storm, the Bioterrorism exercise alongside Madeleine Allbright

Another chapter writer in this document wasElizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow at Chatham House

Here is the document Britain and security

Another document for the Smith Institute with a chapter by Shami Chakrabarti was Social Justice- Criminal Justice

Although this is not incriminating in any way it shows that her involvement with the Smith Institute is an ongoing relationship.

Another coup for the Smith Institute was a lecture given by Bill Clinton and Gordon Brown titled Globalisation and progressive politics



Gareth Crossman Policy Director at Liberty was quoted in todays Independent on an article titled Unmanned spy planes to police Britain

Gareth Crossman was quoted

Gareth Crossman, director of policy at the civil rights watchdog Liberty, said: "The question is not so much about the technology but what one does with it. We have quite definite laws about where CCTV can be used but of course with UAVs you have much greater ability to gather material in private spaces and this would lead to concern."He added: "If they are used to simply hover to gain random information then that would obviously be a matter of worry and a civil liberty issue."

He was on the steering committee and contributed to a project for DEMOS titled

National Security for the 21st Century (10th December 2007)

Another contributor to this project was once again Paul Cornish of Chatham House

This project was supported (financed) by

The Cabinet Office

G4S Global Risks


Now Thales are a massive defence contractor

and one of their products is the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial surveillance aircraft

The very system mentioned in the Independent article to which Gareth Crossman appeared

So the policy director at liberty was part of a project funded in part by the suppliers of drone surveillance aircraft which is going to be potentially used to spy on the British public

The project document

It goes further though

The Smith Institute openly endorse Thales and have carried out work for them

Thales are commercial partners in the ASTRAEA project

ASTRAEA stands for Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment.

The programme seeks to research, develop and validate the necessary technologies, systems, facilities and procedures to promote and enable safe, routine and unrestricted use of UASs.

This project for unmanned surveillance aircraft in the uk has had injected into it £16 million of public money split as follows
£5 million from the DTI
£11 million from the regions namely

Public sector input is led by the Welsh Assembly Government. Other regions that are investing in ASTRAEA are the South West of England Regional Development Agency, South East Economic Development Agency, Scottish Enterprise and the North West Regional Development Agency.

Six of the country's leading universities Cranfield, Lancaster, Leicester, Loughborough, Sheffield and West of England are partners in the ASTRAEA programme, engaged in projects ranging from Ground Operations & Human Systems and UAV Handling to Multiple Air Vehicle Integration and Decision Making.
Sub-contracts have also been awarded to the universities of Aberystwyth and Glamorgan to work on aspects of Prognostics & Health Management and Communications & Air Traffic Control respectively.

1. Should the Policy Director at Liberty Gareth Crossman who is their to protect Civil Liberties be involved in projects funded by the very organisations who are progressing surveillance on the british public.

2. Did he gain financially from his work for the Smith Institute ?

Bush pardons Himself and Others From Any Crime Already Committed

The badged brigade of wardens who have police powers and patrol the streets with dogs

'A badged army of wardens are using police powers - and in some cases dogs - to patrol the streets of Britain.
As well as town hall workers, dozens of private firms - including security companies - have been given permission to hand out fines for low-scale offences and demand personal details.
One example is Parkguard, a firm which normally offers to patrol parks, open spaces and housing estates.
After securing special accreditation, it now boasts of the new powers it can use while working in Hertfordshire and Essex.
These include issuing fixed penalty notices, dealing with anti-social behaviour and confiscating alcohol and tobacco.
To help with its work, the firm uses dogs to deter drug dealers and troublemakers as well as engage with youths.'
I posted a similar article yesterday but this message needs to be reinforced. The pseudo - police are here !!

British families pay almost £800 per year in 'dishonest' green taxes

Every family in Britain is paying nearly £800 a year in a 'dishonest' green tax grab, a shocking report said last night.
Hard-pressed households are forking out the staggering sum on flights, fuel and for their cars even though it is 'unnecessary', said low tax campaigners.
Figures published by the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) suggest hard-working Britons pay £19.6billion a year too much in tax aimed at covering its carbon footprint.
They said it was 'unjust' on families who were being forced to tighten their belts as they struggled to pay the soaring cost of food, energy and home loans.
An analysis of official statistics found that the Government raked in £33billion in 'green' taxes in 2007-08 - up from £30.9billion the year earlier.

U.S. soldiers say they executed Iraqis on riverbank: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers killed four handcuffed and blindfolded Iraqi prisoners with pistol shots on the bank of a Baghdad canal last year, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Sergeant First Class Joseph P. Mayo, the platoon sergeant, and Sergeant Michael P. Leahy Jr., Company D's senior medic and an acting squad leader, made sworn statements in January to Army investigators in Schweinfurt, Germany probing the incident, the newspaper reported on its website.


Exposing the Zionist Hidden Hand That Rules Britain and the United States

For all practical purposes, the United States and Britain are Zionist-occupied nations. Because the American and British people are generally ignorant of what Zionism is, the meaning of this statement is not widely understood or appreciated.
The lack of understanding by the public, however, doesn't change the fact that these once great nations have become Zionist-controlled states.
The evidence is clearly seen in the self-destructive foreign policies these nations have pursued for the past 40 years or so. The Anglo-American "leadership" positions in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq and their support of the costly Zionist fraud known as the "War on Terror" is further proof that Zionists control these nations – as if any were needed.
How did these powerful and independent nations become Zionist controlled? Unlike Palestine, where Eastern European Zionist immigrants used brutal terrorism to ethnically "cleanse" and conquer the land, in Britain and the United States the Zionists gained power gradually through "dumbing down" and effectively disenfranchising the native populations

Ukraine 'could be Russia's next target'

The European Union's Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says the bloc should clearly show its support for Ukraine's future membership.
Rehn said on Wednesday that the support was needed in order to prevent Ukraine from becoming Russia's next target, AFP reported.


The Ukraine is nowhere near Europe , It's Like saying Ghana should be part of the EU!!

Russia: NATO interference means war

Russia's ambassador to NATO has warned that any military interference in the Caucasus conflict will be considered as declaration of war. In an interview with the Russian newspaper Vremya Novostei, Dmitry Rogozin, warned that any NATO attack on the Moscow-backed regions would "mean a declaration of war on Russia."

NHS set to record £1.75bn surplus

The NHS should end the financial year with a £1.75 billion surplus, the Department of Health said.
The figure for 2008/09 is a forecast based on data from the first three months of the financial year.


Then why are cancer patients being refused the drugs they need because they are too expensive. Especially when they are freely available on welfare in the rest of the EU??

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Security Guards Could Become The New Bobbies On The Beat

Richard Ford, Home Correspondent
The Times

Private security staff, council wardens and football stewards may be given the power to issue on-the-spot fines for public disorder.
A Home Office plan, which chief constables are considering, comes after an admission that in some parts of the country people see police enforcement as excessive.
The proposal suggests that community safety officials such as council wardens, private security guards and vehicle inspectors should operate as part of a three-tier policing structure, sharing responsibility with the police and police community support officers (PCSOs). However, the moves will be resisted by the Police Federation, which already believes the rise in the number of PCSOs is an attempt by the Government to get policing on the cheap.
Chief constables in England and Wales are already allowed to set up community accreditation schemes under which organisations helping to promote neighbourhood safety are given limited powers for such things as confiscating alcohol from under-18s and issuing fixed penalty notices for littering. The Home Office guide said: “It is particularly beneficial to use accredited persons to target those problems that are deemed unsuitable for the police because police enforcement might be seen to be excessive.”

As if we don't have too much petty officialdom from the councils already.

An army of power hungry ego boosted security guards and traffic wardens on the loose and what really made me laugh is they want to include FOOTBALL STEWARDS !!


Policeman jailed for punching 12-year-old boy in the face

A policeman has been jailed for 12 weeks for punching a boy in the face.
Pc Daniel Gaffney, 30, hit the 12-year-old boy so hard that a custody sergeant thought the youth's nose was broken judging by the amount of blood in the cell.
Gaffney, who had worked for Greater Manchester Police for nearly seven years, was sentenced today by deputy district judge Timothy Gascoigne at Halton Magistrates' Court in Cheshire.
The court heard that Gaffney 'had a sudden and momentary loss of temper' after the boy - who claimed to have a gun in his pants - 'tried his patience'.
But the district judge said: 'The victim was a vulnerable boy, clearly by the fact that he had difficulty in reading and writing and was in a children's home and had been in difficulties before.
About time one was found guilty and sentenced instead of the usual Cover-up

Council posts 'Wanted' pictures of litterbugs and keeps them on file... even if they are cleared

A council publishing 'Wanted' photographs of alleged litterbugs insisted today that it has a legal right to identify suspects - even if they are eventually cleared.
As town halls face a growing revolt over new powers to issue on-the-spot fines and access people's personal data, one authority has already handed cameras to litter teams who patrol the streets for anyone dropping so much as a matchstick.
The crackdown has been launched by Colchester Borough Council, which claims it has been checked and approved by their lawyers and the police.
Its team of six 'street care officers' will now photograph everyone caught dropping litter in the council's 160-square mile area including Colchester town centre and surrounding villages.
And the council say the photographs will be kept on file indefinitely because people caught may re-offend.


Couple Who Phoned Police After Burglary were Sent Text Message Asking THEM to Investigate The Crime

A couple who dialled 999 to report a burglary were stunned when police replied an hour later with a text message asking them to investigate the raid.
Lloyd and Suzanne Bishop phoned the police at 5am after spotting a burglar smash a padlock at a neighbouring shed and escape over a fence.
But instead of dispatching officers to investigate, police sent a text at 6am asking them to establish what had been stolen.
It read: 'Lloyd. Following on from your call earlier on to the police, please can you contact us if you are able to establish what has been stolen and where from?
'At this time we're struggling to get the police to attend general calls for service, many thanks.'


Black Helicopters over Portland Oregon for Department of Defense Terror Drills

Don't worry - Portland is not under attack. Low flying military helicopters buzzing downtown Portland looked like a scene out of a movie. Monday night’s drama was all part of a military exercise. Newschannel Eight has learned, the Army and Navy are conducting Urban Military Training in Portland and Salem from August 17-30.The training will include “low visibility movement, military operations in urban terrain, manual and low weight explosive breaching, fast-rope insertion, live fire” and other exercises according to a memo from Portland Mayor Tom Potter to the Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group.A spokesperson in Mayor Potter’s office says, the military asked permission to conduct the training last November. The Portland Police Bureau’s specially trained SERT unit is involved in the training.Monday’s exercise involved helicopters hopping from one downtown skyscraper to another. Many residents and downtown workers were concerned by the low flying helicopters. The Department of Defense provided no advance warning of the exercise.


Obama and McCain: Pawns of the Global Elite?

Will it matter if Obama or McCain are elected in November? Hardly.
Both are rigidly backed by important members of the Trilateral Commission who hijacked the Executive Branch of the U.S. government starting in 1976 with the election of Jimmy Carter.
In Obama’s case, Zbigniew Brzezinski (co-founder of the Commission in 1973) is emerging as his principal advisor on foreign policy. Ex-Fed Chairman Paul Volker has made a once-in-a-lifetime, glowing endorsement of Obama. Madelyn Albright is seen sitting next to Obama in several conferences. Shoot, even Jimmy Carter himself endorses Obama. All are top members of the Commission.
John McCain is being supported by several Trilateral Commission giants including: Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, Lawrence Eagleburger and Alexander Haig. All of these are ex-Secretaries of State who issued a joint endorsement of McCain early-on in his campaign.
And, unless Obama shoots both of his own feet (or…?) before the general presidential election in November, he is most likely to be the next president of the United States.
You would think that Americans would want to know who the “special interests” are that are embodied by this Trilateral Commission, and what they intend to do or not do with America.

Safe in our cages

Proposals to monitor all our communications are an intolerable assault on liberty in the name of security

In the Queen's speech this autumn Gordon Brown's government will announce a scheme to institute a database of every telephone call, email, and act of online usage by every resident of the UK. It will propose that this information will be gathered, stored, and "made accessible" to the security and law enforcement agencies, local councils, and "other public bodies".
This fact should be in equal parts incredible and nauseating. It is certainly enraging and despicable. Not even George Orwell in his most febrile moments could have envisaged a world in which every citizen could be so thoroughly monitored every moment of the day, spied upon, eavesdropped, watched, tracked, followed by CCTV cameras, recorded and scrutinised. Our words and web searches, our messages and intimacies, are to be stored and made available to the police, the spooks, the local council – the local council! – and "other public bodies".
This Orwellian nightmare, additionally, is proposed for a world in which leading soi-disant liberal democracies run, and/or permit rendition flights to, Guantanamo Bay. How many steps separate an innocent British citizen from some misinterpretation or interference or error in the collected and 'made accessible' data of text messages and emails, and a forthcoming home-grown version of Guantanamo Bay for people whose pattern of phone calls does not fit the police definition of acceptable?


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Compulsory Sex Education For Children Under Five Proposed

'A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the Government to make advice on sexual health and relationships mandatory in all schools.
The appeal, made in a letter to The Daily Telegraph, comes as ministers draw up plans to extend the scope of sex education provided in schools.
Despite repeated campaigns and promises from ministers, Britain's teenage pregnancy rates remain among the highest in the developed world.
Figures also suggest that sexually transmitted diseases are becoming more prevalent among children.
The MPs, led by Chris Bryant, a parliamentary aide to Harriet Harman, the Labour deputy leader, say the answer is to give children more information about sex, contraception and relationships.
Under existing rules, all children must be taught the basic biological facts of human reproduction, which are sometimes taught in science classes. There is no obligation for children to receive dedicated teaching about the social and emotional aspects of sexual behaviour. '
Chris Bryant MP, Labour member of parliment for Rhondda (pictures above). Mr. Bryant was the London Manager For Common Purpose between 1994 and 1996, ex Church of England Clergyman, Openly homosexual with a penchant for touting for sleazy sex on gay websites and an huge interest in seeing that under 5's in the UK recieve Compulsory education in all sexual matters !
Draw your own conclusions.

Police Hunting Criminals Will Have Access to Child Database

Police are to be given access to the Government’s new children’s database, which is designed to protect every child in England from the risk of harm or abuse, in order to search for evidence of criminal activity.
ContactPoint, due to be launched this autumn, will hold information on all under-18s in England and was set up to allow social workers, schools, GPs and other professionals to share information if they suspect a child is in danger. It will not include case information on children but will record whether they have contact with a Youth Offending Team or services such as drug rehabilitation.
The Government confirmed last night that police would be able to apply for access to the system, an admission which comes as concern grows over the increasing “criminalisation” of young people through the use of ASBOs and surveillance. Civil rights activists have also protested at police powers to retain the DNA profiles of almost 40,000 children.
Police will be able to request archived data for a number of reasons, such as “the prevention or detection of crime” and “the prosecution of offenders”.
Here we go again.... The marginalisation of Britains youth as criminals or suspected criminals
The march of the Thought Police is approaching

Mother, 61, killed 'by police car fetching a takeaway for officers'

An investigation has been launched into how a police car hit and killed a mother - amid claims that it was fetching a takeaway with its siren and blue lights on.
The 61-year-old is reported to have been walking with her husband and son when she was struck by the marked police car.
Ambulance crews and an emergency helicopter were scrambled but the woman, named locally as Sandy Simpson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A source is reported to have said the car was not on an emergency call, and was being driven by a young and newly qualified police driver.
'He had his sirens and blue lights on but there was never any 999 call - he had gone out to get a takeaway for his mates,' the source said, according to The Sun


You just watch, they will come up with some excuse why he isnt prosecuted and put in Prison

Obama Assassination Plot Story Looks Like Bullshit

If it looks, smells and tastes like bullshit , the chances are it probably is

Take a look at this article and the pictures and judge for yourself



The Israeli extremist organisation, Shurat Hadin, a front organisation for Israeli extremist Zionists and neoconservatives, have now taken to advertising in the ‘Jerusalem Post’ their package deal which they call ‘The Ultimate Mission to Israel’. The deal includes the following:
Briefings by Mossad officials and commanders of the Shin Bet.
Briefing by officers in the IDF Intelligence and Operations branches.
Inside tour of the IAF unit who carries out targeted killings.
Live exhibition of penetration raids in Arab territory.
Observe a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF military court.
First hand tours of the Lebanese front-line military positions and the Gaza border check-points
.Inside tour of the controversial Security Fence and secret intelligence bases.
Meeting Israel's Arab agents who infiltrate the terrorist groups and provide real-time intelligence.
Briefing by Israel's war heroes who saved the country.
Meetings with senior Cabinet Ministers and other key policymakers.
Small airplane tour of the Galilee, Jeep rides in the Golan Heights, water activities on Lake Kinneret, a cook-out barbecue and a Shabbat enjoying the rich religious and historic wonders of Jerusalem's Old City.
On top of all this you also get:
Five-star accommodations at the Sheraton Plaza Jerusalem (Glatt Kosher),Three meals a day (all Kosher),Luxury bus transportation and knowledgeable tour guide,A dedicated Executive Communications Center at the hotel,Personal cell phone for each participant.
This is really sick and they are so blatent about it all !

US Military States The Killing of 90 Afghan Civilians Was Legitimate

The Afghan cabinet demanded Monday a renegotiation of agreements regulating the presence of international troops in Afghanistan after more than 90 civilians were killed in US-led air strikes. The cabinet said the review should focus on the "authorities and responsibilities" of international troops and demand a halt to air strikes on civilians, illegal detentions and unilateral house searches, a statement said. A government commission said Sunday that more than 90 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in air strikes in the western province of Herat on Friday.


US Money Supply In Greatest Contraction in Living History

Sharp contractions in the money supply and recession are two spokes on the same wheel. When the money supply shrinks, there's less economic activity, and the economy slows; it's as simple as that. An article in this week's UK Telegraph by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard shows that the country is sliding inexorably into the jaws of a deep recession.


The Federal Reserve controls how much money is in circulation and it only contracts when they want it to !

UK Ruthlessly Fines and Taxes its Citizens

There have been many emails over the years from readers who often won’t tell me where they are from. But with names like Ian, Jon and others it isn’t too hard to figure out. It’s especially obvious when a reader calls me a Yank and the email address has “.uk”

Yes, I am a Yank and proud of it! And the work “Yank” doesn’t bother me, any more than someone of darker skin calling me a cracker. It just makes me laugh. Writing has a way of thickening your skin.

With all that said, I’ve been absolutely astounded at the UK police state. Stories abound of the fine-happy police in that country:

* A lady who pays £4,000 (~US$8,000) per year to ride the train for her daily commute is fined by the train police. What was her big transgression? She stood in an area marked off for baggage since there was nowhere else to stand or sit – even though she paid for a season ticket. So what? If the train is about to be underway and there isn’t anything in the baggage area, why should anyone care? New baggage isn’t going to suddenly spring into existence and require use of that space. But after they fined her on the spot the equivalent of about US$169.00, they told she could upgrade her ticket for £12.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Nursery Booklet for Parents is ‘Blatant Propaganda’

Preschool targets are missing to avoid revolt, say opponents

Ministers are producing misleading “propaganda” which skirts around new targets for the under-5s in an attempt to head off a revolt by parents of nursery children, campaigners claim today.
Under the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which comes into force next week, all preschool children in private, voluntary or state childcare in England will be expected to meet 69 literacy, numeracy and problem-solving targets based on, and even using, computers and other technology.
But a booklet for parents on the framework contains no mention of any of the statutory literacy or numeracy targets, emphasising only that children will be expected to “learn through play” and “develop at their own pace”.


And children who don't meet these targets? What happens to them?

UK Tax Inspectors to Get Powers To Enter Homes

HM Revenue & Customs inspectors are to gain new powers to investigate and fine taxpayers, but safeguards for individuals and businesses will not come into effect until at least four months later.
Accountancy and tax bodies said the "get tough" regime should be delayed until a charter is in place to protect taxpayers. They also argued the charter should be a statute, similar to a bill of rights, rather than the currently proposed statement of good practice.
HMRC will acquire powers next year to enter business premises and private homes used for business. For errors that are "careless, but non-deliberate", penalties worth up to 30% of an unpaid tax bill can be levied. Fines worth 70% of the final tax bill could be imposed should officials believe the taxpayer deliberately ignored the need to make a payment. Deliberate concealment could trigger fines worth 100% of the final tax bill. The new powers, outlined in the Finance Act, are due to come into effect on April 1 2009.


Dick Cheney to visit volatile Eurasia

US VP Dick Cheney will tour Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan next week amid an ongoing dispute over Georgia's breakaway region of S. Ossetia. "President Bush has asked the vice president to travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Italy for discussions with these key partners on issues of mutual interest," the White House said in a statement on Monday.


Seven Ways Your Vote Might Not Count This November

While many voting rights activists are focused on stopping potential problems on Election Day, there are several milestones between now and the 2008 presidential vote that would preview problems with voting on Nov. 4.
What voters often do not know is that long lines or delays in polling place voting can result from many factors -- some administrative, some technical, some partisan. Many of the problems that arise on Election Day not only can be identified before voting in November, they can be resolved by election officials. The following issues will directly impact how voters are accommodated.


Lone accountant takes on IRS and wins

WASHINGTON — It took seven years, but Charles Ulrich did something many people dream about, but few succeed at: He beat the IRS in a tax dispute.
Not only that, but tax experts say potentially millions of other taxpayers could benefit from his victory.

Ron Paul Delegates Advocate Civil Disobedience

Hardcore RP delegates to the Republican national convention hope to convince enough McCain delegates to abstain on the first ballot to deny the fascist neocon the nomination, with the hope of eventually nominating Ron. They rightly point out that, as St. Thomas Aquinas said, an unjust law is no law at all, so anyone with a conscience is not required to vote for McCain, no matter what their state government says; indeed, just the opposite.
Of course, the hardcores have absolutely no chance, since anyone the party chooses to be a McCain delegate is evil. Still, the RP guys and gals have worked their hearts out for many months, and spent lots of money they can't afford. Even though they are doomed to defeat, who can tell them not to do what they believe to be right?

Shoppers injured in cheap food rush

The real face of China

'BEIJING (Reuters) - At least a dozen shoppers, many of them retirees, were injured in a rush to buy cheap cooking oil and eggs on offer at a supermarket in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, according to a local newspaper.'


Labour obsession with political correctness and red tape means dire care for patients says senior doctor

Labour's record on the NHS came under unprecedented attack yesterday from one of Britain's most senior doctors.
Professor Paul Goddard, a former president of the Royal Society of Medicine, accused the Government of leading the NHS into 'catastrophic meltdown'.
The award-winning professor directed particular anger at the drugs-rationing body NICE, which he accused of virtually killing patients to save money.
He said Labour's obsession with bureaucracy and political correctness had resulted in dire care for patients.
Money-saving practices, introduced to meet strict Whitehall targets, had contributed greatly to the rise of superbugs killing patients on hospital wards.


Cancer victims 'forced into debt' to pay for medicines freely available elsewhere in Europe

The NHS drugs rationing body is forcing cancer patients to remortgage their homes to pay for medicines freely available elsewhere in Europe, senior doctors warned yesterday.
More than 20 leading cancer consultants said they were 'dismayed' at guidance issued by NICE - the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - to refuse four kidney cancer drugs on the NHS.
Accusing NICE of rationing too severely, they called for a radical change in the way the NHS makes decisions.
Among the 26 signatories is Professor Karol Sikora, one of Britain's leading cancer experts and former chief of the World Health Organisation Cancer Programme.

The outcry follows draft guidelines from NICE this month on the drugs sunitinib, bevacizumab, sorafenib and temsirolimus.
The body concluded that the therapies --which can extend a patient's life by months - were not good value.


The WHO at it again!!

Final salary pensions now 'extinct' for private sector workers - as state staff enjoy 'gold-plated' deals

Lucrative private sector final salary pensions are on the verge of extinction with four out of every five schemes now shut to new employees.
Increasing life expectancy, spiralling costs and plunging stockmarkets have forced thousands of employers to close these schemes in the last year.
The figures highlight the widening divide between private and public sector workers who enjoy 'gold-plated' pensions funded by the taxpayer.
A separate report by the Office for National Statistics showed the number of public workers in final salary schemes has ballooned to an astonishing 5.2million – the highest level since 1991.
Findings by Aon Consulting revealed that in the last year the number of private sector schemes open to new members dropped from 27 per cent to a record low of 17 per cent.
The figures came as financial experts warned that private sector workers will soon pay more into the pensions of civil servants than their own.
An analysis found that private workers contribute 91p towards the retirement of town hall staff for every £1 they invest for themselves.
This figure, however, is expected to rise as unions sew up deals to safeguard the 'gold-plated' retirement deals.
It would take the average private sector worker on a salary of £25,000, 46 years to get a pension of £10,000 a year. A public sector worker could achieve this in 24 years.


10-year-old subjected to torture by Israeli soldiers

A 10-year-old boy was subjected to physical abuse amounting to torture for 2.5 hours by Israeli soldiers who stormed his family’s shop on 11 June, seeking information on the location of a handgun. The boy was repeatedly beaten, slapped and punched in the head and stomach, forced to hold a stress position for half and hour, and threatened. He was deeply shocked and lost two molar teeth as a result of the assault.


Instant justice creating nation of criminals

Labour's attempts to restore public confidence in the criminal justice system have led to a huge rise in the criminalisation of people for minor offences, according to a key government adviser.
Professor Rod Morgan, a former chief inspector of probation and the ex-chair of the Youth Justice Board, warns in a report released tomorrow that more people are ending up with criminal records owing to the increasing use of cautions and fixed-penalty notices handed out by the police. His comments are likely to strike a chord with a growing number of parents concerned that their children are receiving criminal records and having their personal details recorded on the DNA database even for minor offences.



History offers many examples of societies which have sought to increase security by sacrificing freedom. America itself provides many pertinent instances. However, our founding fathers have not left us without wisdom on this issue. Ben Franklin has famously stated, "People willing to trade freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." REAL ID undoubtedly exemplifies a scenario in which a difficult tension exists between freedom and security. By commandeering every state's driver's license issuing process, REAL ID threatens the results warned by Franklin - loss of both freedom and security. It has become the biometric enrollment phase of a plan to implement a terribly invasive tracking system, largely without public knowledge or approval. REAL ID is merely the current face of a far larger, international government and private economic effort to collect, store, and distribute the sensitive biometric data of citizens to use for the twin purposes of government tracking and economic control. At issue are much more than standardized or non-duplicative driver's licenses. This effort extends worldwide, threatening every person alive today. Although very legitimate security concerns exist in this age of terrorism, this Act extends far beyond terrorism prevention or protection of the innocent. Keeping that broad picture in mind, let us move to some background behind the face of REAL ID implementation in America.

Homeland Security Comes to Vermont

DERBY LINE, Vt. -- The changes started coming slowly to this small town where the U.S. border with Canada runs across sleepy streets, through houses and families, and smack down the middle of the shared local library.
First was the white, painted lettering on the pavement on three little side streets -- "Canada" on one side, "U.S.A." on the other. Then came the white pylons denoting which side of the border was which. After that, signboards were erected on some streets, ordering drivers to turn back and use an officially designated entry point.
And along with the signposts came an influx of American Border Patrol agents, cruising through the town in their green-and-white sport-utility vehicles with sirens, chasing down cars and mopeds that ignored the posted warnings.
For longtime residents accustomed to a simpler life that flowed freely across a largely invisible border, the final shock -- and what made most people really take notice -- was a proposal by the border agents last year to erect fences on the small streets to officially barricade the United States from Canada, and neighbor from neighbor.