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Britons face carbon spotchecks-It's the price of 'one planet living'[UK]
The Register ^ | 26 Sep 2008 | Andrew Orlowski

Posted on 09/27/2008 8:33:30 AM PDT by BGHater

Britons should be subjected to random carbon spotchecks and intensive surveillance of their diets, transport and waste disposal habits, says the Government's architecture and design quango in a new report today.

The word "monitoring" occurs 19 times in the 32-page publication by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). If the proposals in the report What Makes An Eco Town?are implemented few aspects of life will go unrecorded.

CABE says the strict monitoring is needed to ensure the carbon footprint of the eco-town dwellers remains at one-third of the British average, which is the requirement for what's called "one-planet living", the quango says.

Examples of monitoring include "the ecological footprint of the diet of 100 randomly selected residents", and the number of shops selling local produce. Waste disposal and transportion habits will also be scrutinized.

The Carbon Cult also wants to choose what you food you eat, and will carefully pre-select only the most righteous retailers. Veggies will be pleased to read that the report recommends "actively seeking retailers on site who will commit to supporting residents in reducing the ecological footprint of their food consumption, in particular providing a wide variety of healthy, low meat and dairy options."

One statistic that won't be recorded is the mortality rate from suicide caused by living in such a grimly regimented and obsessively monitored environment. Or maybe that's the plan. The Government proposes 15 such towns to be built for over 100,000 citizens.

As we have already reported, other eco-town restrictions include a 15mph speed limit for vehicles , and toilets that don't flush. Residents would also be "fined" for leaving the eco-town.

You can download the report from here - and it's well worth a read. It has the zeal of a Maoist revolutionary order, as written by the most anally-retentive bureaucrat who ever lived. ®

An eco-town resident fails to reach the perimeter

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; carbon; climatechange; earth; environment; govwatch; planet; uk
Warning, not Scrappleface or from the Onion.
1 posted on 09/27/2008 8:33:31 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; Normandy; Delacon; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...

Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 09/27/2008 8:36:44 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: BGHater

The MM Global Warming hoax is a greater threat to our freedom than the Islamic Jihadist movement. And more expensive.

3 posted on 09/27/2008 8:37:42 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: BGHater

When you live on a small island, this is to be expected, unless you just want to use everything completely up. Those that have the money will just keep consuming, and the world just keeps getting more and more reliant on power usage.

4 posted on 09/27/2008 8:37:44 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: BigBobber

Will the growing Islamic population in England be monitored as well? Would that violate political correctness to do so? Do Islamists care about their carbon footprint?

5 posted on 09/27/2008 8:53:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BGHater

This is Brave New World meets 1984, and they are just cut-and-pasting.

6 posted on 09/27/2008 8:57:28 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123
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7 posted on 09/27/2008 9:34:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Congress: every law they make is a joke and every joke they tell becomes a law.)
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To: stuartcr

A small argument can be made for there being less hydrogen on the planet since its formation (it may float away) but it’s starkly clear that the total carbon currently stored within the atmosphere, living forms, minerals and vegetable matter as well as the waters.

We can’t use it up; to think that it has suddenly become diabolical in nature is puerile and to exercise absolute control is the hallmark of all collapsing societies frightened by a loss of control.

Whoever the bastard was that spread the dominant notion that evolution was equatable with real progress should be hunted down and shot dead.

8 posted on 09/27/2008 9:46:58 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: BGHater
The Carbon Cult also wants to choose what you food you eat, and will carefully pre-select only the most righteous retailers.

Wow. The once-Great Britain becomes Totalitarian.

How long until it arrives on our own shores?

9 posted on 09/27/2008 9:04:02 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)| The New WSJ Magazine is disgusting)
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