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27 April 2009

Internet coming under concerted attack in UK



Intelligence?

As far as we're concerned there's only one thing worse than having one's own intelligence insulted : having it insulted by (stupid) liars.


Plan to monitor all internet use

Communications firms are being asked to record all internet contacts between people as part of a modernisation in UK police surveillance tactics.

The home secretary scrapped plans for a database but wants details to be held and organised for security services.

The new system would track all e-mails, phone calls and internet use, including visits to social network sites.

Ministers say police need new tools to fight crime but opposition MPs and campaigners have raised privacy fears.

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Bloody brilliant, eh? That'll teach the bad guys, eh? That'll stop 'em, eh? That'll certainly make us all a lot safer, eh?

Since the baddies won't be reading & hearing what everyone else now is, eh? So they won't increasingly simply start switching back to using all sorts of 'good old fashioned' low-tech stuff for their secretive plotting & planning, eh?

Nawh! Never!

Not!

They'd never dream of using internet cafes, public phone boxes, cheap second hand, throw away, unregistered pay as you go mobile phones would they? Nor would they think of writing & posting letters : particularly of the coded kind. Nor would we ever see them returning to the use of micro dots, dead letter drops and so on & so forth.

Eh?

Nawh! Never!

Since all the baddies are simply brain dead dumbos. And the smarter, more serious, slyer and more successful type they are, the god damned dumber they're bound to be, eh?

Jeeze. Many millions of minds must already be bloomin' boggling.

Unless .......... unless ........

...... unless, of course, all this nonsense is actually all some sort of dastardly, damned, whizz bang, underhand, unique double bluff ploy, eh?



You know, something that gives "them" yet another way to get the likes of "us" to timidly toe "their" lines. To keep tabs on "us" ~ for possible "future reference".

Reference you, me and us ~ the genuine good guys & gals, that is. Unbelieving "us". The all too often perceived subversive, rebellious (albeit entirely erroneously) smart arse, revolutionary, rabble rousing, riff-raff eh?

Nawh! Never!

"They"'re not as naughty, nasty and/or damned dictatorial as that, are "they"? After all, "they"'re on "our" side aren't they? You know, the genuinely good guys & gals' side.

Well, aren't they?

(Regard that question as rhetorical and don't answer it btw, at least not until you've seen a solicitor or someone similar.)

So, read the rest of said shockingly sad report.

Then for Pete's sake, swallow it ... fast.

Better quickly choked, than 'cuffed, chained and summarily incarcerated in some stinking cell in a sleazy, secretive clink somewhere - sez we.

What say ye?




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8 Comments:

Anonymous Rex said...

Nice choice illustrations. Thanks, Richard. If I couldn't have a laugh over this I'd cry.

8:36 pm  
Anonymous bootlean said...

Can anyone say they're surprised? That they hadn't seen it coming? I doubt it.

9:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expected or not it's an unacceptable state of affairs in a so called free society. It's a complete invasion of privacy. Now we are all suspected ~ of something or other.

Doesn't that make you feel "good" about our government? The government that's been proven beyond all doubt to have manipulated "evidence" in order to start an illegal invasion and occupation of a foreign sovereign state?

Just imagine how little they care about a few of us being set up over whatever, and whenever it suits them.

Emigration, anyone? Before they bring down their own iron curtain?

11:19 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

Benjamin Franklin said:"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Those words of wisdom are as true and as pertinent today as they were then. If not more so.

11:01 am  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

I never thought I'd ever think it, let alone write it - but, I'll be voting Tory in the next election. Losing an election may be the only thing that'll bring Labour to its senses.

6:19 pm  
Blogger J.UL1R4 said...

It's scary alright, but then that's the Labour regime for you. Obsessed. Nutty. Remote.

Just keep fighting whatever crap they throw up next...

"I never thought I'd ever think it, let alone write it - but, I'll be voting Tory in the next election. Losing an election may be the only thing that'll bring Labour to its senses."Yeah. According some analysis in The Guardian today, Labour are some real political trouble now.

10:47 pm  
Blogger Nevin said...

R J, I hate to burst your bubble but Tory's are not much different then Labor party.... Used to be a huge difference before Blair, but he ditched that by siding with Bush! Don't forget Tory is the party of the infamous Thatcher who did away with all labor rights and completely sided with co-operations..

A bit like the Democrats and the Republicans in the US.... Blair reminds me of Clinton in many ways. :)

As for being watched all the time like "big brother", well, one should really worry about all those cameras in the streets of London. There is no where to hide, literally! The cameras are everywhere! Scary!

11:12 pm  
Anonymous IntelVet said...

Your comment about the mindset that accompanies such governmental perfidy is dead on.

They have to think "terrorists" are stupid. In fact, the only ones who will be "caught" will, indeed, be the stupid ones, the real terrorists adapting to the new environment and government will use the occurrences of "capture" to proclaim further incursions on liberty.

Traveling in England is silly enough with the moronic liquid thingy.

11:15 pm  

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