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Posted on 10/06/2008 4:30:36 PM PDT by RetiredArmy
Britain to Spy On Every Call, Email and Text
Monday, October 6, 2008 5:10 PM
A top secret program being developed by British spymasters soon may allow them to snoop on every computer, text message and phone call in the United Kingdom, according to plans revealed this week.
The program called the Interception Modernization Program is part of a $20 billion effort being pushed by GCHQ, the governments secret eavesdropping agency, according to the Times of London. It would easily be the largest surveillance system ever created in Britain, and quite possibly any Western democracy.
The British already have a sophisticated closed-circuit TV (CCTV) system that covers large metropolitan areas of the country. The linked system of cameras with full pan, tilt, zoom and infrared capability allows continuous surveillance in central business districts.
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When your subway explodes due to the acceptance of enemies into your populace, expect 1984.
A few years ago, an uber-lib friend and I were having a very friendly discussion on why Europe sucks, and one of my arguments was that none of the European countries she so treasured featured a Bill of Rights. She scoffed and said they have ALL the rights (and more) than we do.
OK, sweetie. Love ya. Whatever you say.
Sadly, though, she was only a few years wrong.
“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
- Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution
According to the Black Helicopter set, this has been going on in this country since, at least, 9/11. ;-)
The corpse is seeking an IV to combat the arabization
Britain has become what China and the USSR aspired to be.
The UK must be full of limp wristed cowards with nary a Braveheart among them!
Where are the heroes of old?
Ours are stationed in Iraq while Bush’s open borders are violated daily by people who mean to do us harm.
Take that, ‘Homeland Security’!
Britain is already a quasi Fascist state. We’ll be following soon if we don’t get our wits about us.
Paging Alan Moore. Guess what, shaggy? It wasn't the Christians who did it! Ha ha! Reap it, suckers!
Do you have a direct link to the story?
Everyone should watch the new UK Masterpiece Theatre drama The Last Enemy on PBS. It deals exactly with this subject.
why am i not surprised?
I recall saying at the time of the kerfuffle over “warrantless eavesdropping”, that the policy of monitoring communications crossing the national boundary was nothing more than what every other capable country in the world did, including Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britian and France. (Remember in the U.S. they only targeted international traffic with suspected terrorists. Some of the communications neither began nor terminated in the U.S., merely transited it. The trial lawyers saw a payday in class action lawsuits.)
And of course if there wasn't a camera, well the crime never did really happen, did it?
Its too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.
I think we are past the awkward stage. History shows us that leaders are best managed directly.
Voting is an pointless anachronism.
Voting is not a pointless anachronism when you have leaders who will respect and abide by it. Look at the pointlessness of voting in some of the African kleptocrcies. We are rapidly turning into a third world country. I am not talking about racial makeup, I am talking about values.
Too bad we don't have that.
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