have been set up in the streets of cities where riots/looting has occurred
in the UK
Pictures shown taken from CCTV of looters etc for IDing them.
They must be mental, we have more CCTV here than anywhere else in the world.
Also posting them on-line.
180 pages of pix so far.
Anyone here you know?
Over1200 have been charged so far.
They reckon the total could top 3000
George was a renowned atheist. He probably wouldn't be found in heaven, if
there's an afterlife. (-:
He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in
1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945)-they have together sold
more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author . . .
Orwell did not accept the existence of an afterlife, believing in the
finality of death while living and advocating a moral code based on
And they have--utterly and completely--failed in their purpose.
The original purpose of CCTV was to PREVENT chaos, not to aid in the arrest
of those who caused it. The original purpose was to PREVENT victims, not to
help find the culprits who created victims out of innocent persons.
I recently read two interesting statistics from British prison-psychiatrist
Theodore Dalrymple: 1) Only one out of 12 British burglaries is ever
investigated; 2) Only one out of 13 captured burglars is ever punished.
As Dalrymple says, the wonder is not that there are so many burglars in the
UK, the wonder is that there are so few.
Why is Britain the anarchic mess that it is? You get three guesses, and the
first two don't count.
Nothing to do with Blair in specific, and everything to do with the morons
that have run the UK in general since about 1960.
Your stupid country actively punishes people who defend against violence.
At the same time, the perpetrators of that violence are allowed -- nay,
deliberately incited -- to do whatever they like to innocents, with little
or no threat of punishment, and sometimes even monetary rewards for having
committed their violence.
Anarchy caused by crushing, thoroughly-misguided authority: That's your
Great quote. I read about a recent study about how often people lie about
things large and small. The result? How can you tell when someone's lying?
Their lips are moving. People lie ALL the time and the more remote they are
physically, they more they lie. They lie about things that don't make any
difference to anyone or provide the liars with a reward.
I can imagine that when you get a selective enough population, like a
prison, you get people who lie all the time about everything.
I recall they said that the talking head interview in front of a green
screen set with a "magicked in" background and only a camera in the room is
the atmosphere that is most conducive to lying because there's no human
feedback. Think of that when you watch the evening news.
I'd like to see a study that ranked various occupations for truthfulness. I
don't recall truth being very important at the law firm I worked at.
Plausible denial was the thing to shoot for. The second most important
things witnesses were told was how to say "I can't remember" in at least
four different ways: "I have no recollection of those events","those were
hazy times", "I can't remember that far back", and the famous "I couldn't
swear to it."
Truth is allegedly important to journalists but look at what's happening to
the whole lying phone-message tapping bunch of limey newsmen/women. They
are clearly more concerned with the lies that others tell than their own
Doctors? Most docs today claim they are booked months in advance so they
can discourage patients who don't have insurance or are on the "I Sued A
Doctor" list that more and more are subscribing to. So they start off by
Diogenes, where might we find a truthful man in 2011. Not in the Whitehouse
or Congress, either . . .
Somebody once said lies are the grease that lubricates society.
It's amazing how such a bad idea got so much traction. The key to the
coverup is all the lateral transfers. In the FedGov, a lateral transfer
means "you keep (a) job and your pension as long as you keep your mouth
shut." Sometimes it even means a "no work" job like Linda Tripp, the woman
who recorded Monica Lewinsky got when that story broke. We'll see. The
families will be paid off if they agree to shut up, trails will grow cold,
people will retire, and people will forget is my bet. It's not anywhere
near the impact that Waco had with burning children and weeks of bizarre
public theater. That was SO OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!
And yet now we have this, proving that lessons learned barely span a
generation. I'll bet you could analyze the past, computer a "forget" factor
and predict what will happen next. I've lived long enough to see we don't
learn from the past.
Honestly, a lot of these secret ops don't get high approval for the very
reason you might suspect: they know they'll never get it. What's that old
line? "Better to ask for forgiveness than for permission." It's along the
lines of "did Rupert Murdoch know about the phone funny business?" Ever see
"Soylent Green" when the governor says: "I CAN'T know any more about this"
and walks away from an aide giving him bad news. Somebody with a lot of
juice got a bright idea and no one wanted to "not be on board." Happens
wherever groups of people meet. (-:
The latest in business is HP. It's literally flopping around like a fish
out of water, changing CEOs, abandoning previously core parts of their
business. They had to take Meg Whitman because no one else wanted the job.
Many never even returned the phone calls, the journals say.
Higher ups can be as blind as field operatives are optimistic. I don't see
a big conspiracy - yet. I see a stove-piped para-military organization
that's lost its way and is struggling for a "big win" but gambled and lost.
It will be interesting to see where the chips in F&F finally fall out.
Getting agents killed is a big driving force. It should never happen. In
reality, it happens all the time. We just don't hear about it. But it's
not Waco. No babies died. Makes a big difference to Jane EnquirerReader.
True, many people in America are killed by gunfire (and other means), but
the simple truth is that they needed killin'.
As for foreign travel, I can't speak for othes, but I, myself, have been to
southern Mississippi. I spent two weeks there one night.
Most US murders are drug- and gang-related.
There was a study a while back, of, I believe, Newark NJ and Baltimore MD,
which revealed that some 90% of murders in each city were drug- and gang-
Repeal the appallingly moronic and deadly "war" on drugs and America's
murder rate may well drop /below/ that of the UK.
It must also be stated that the US and the UK measure murder rates
differently: In the US, it's the ORIGINAL CHARGE that's recorded. If the
charge later gets dropped, or pled-down to a lesser offense, the incident
still gets counted in the murder statistics. In the UK, the original charge
is followed through the courts. If the charge gets dropped or pled-down,
the incident comes off the murder statistics. Therefore, UK statistics are
biased low compared to US statistics.
We were almost on the VA/NC border, a few weeks ago. I didn't see any
murders at all, even in border territory.
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