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Neighbors Who Keep Curtains Closed Reported as Terror Suspects in UK

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Wow, that's scary.

Anybody remember the weird British 60's television series The Prisoner? I think it may get to the point where they finally install some kind of camera/spying device inside your home and make it mandatory.

It's sad and enraging how the PTB constantly cooks up completely absurd and insane stuff like this. Should I show my naked butt to my neighbors when I get out of the shower or I'm having sex?

Absurd is the word.




posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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WOW- I'm sure that Himmler would have LOVED you! "Better safe than sorry", my A$$!



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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Am I the only sane person to view this thread?

Hello?

Its from the Daily Mail!

Those well known fear mongers who are nearly as bad as Fox News.

Good Grief


That paper has reported how England flags are banned as being offensive to other cultures - Lie. There are England flags everywhere and there is no ban.

They reported how 'Christmas' was banned in Birmingham as it was offensive to other cultures (nobody asked these cultures mind) and it was being renamed 'Winterval' - Lie

Winterval was a Birmingham shopping festival held in September abour 4 years before they ran the story.

You see, what they do is take a story with a grain of truth in it (ie some brainless no-mark may well have reported his neighbour for having his curtains closed, off his own bat) and they twist it and turn it into a 'the Muslims are out to Get you/the Muslim terror threat is eroding our freedoms type scare story to frighten and outrage those who don't have enough sense to work out that it is all crap.

The Daily Mail is a joke. Some of you need to try to come to Britain and see for yourself.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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reply to post by andy1033
 


I would imagine that your neighbors don't have a life
and reporting you probably made them feel important.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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This is how paranoid the UK is and you think the US is bad lol.

Over the last 5 days, my Wife and I have been looking at buying a property out of town in a quiet area about 10 miles from our current town of Northampton.

Each evening, we have driven to the property and parked outside for about 10 minutes saying ooh, we could park the car on that bit, put up a TV dish on that side etc etc.

Well we went back there last night and within 2 minutes of arriving (the property is empty but has 10 other houses in the road) we were surrounded by a couple of Police cars.

What the bloody hell is going on were our thoughts!

Well, one of the neighbours had seen us sat outside the house a few times and thought the CB Antenna on my Honda CRV was something to do with Terrorists, monitoring the airwaves or listening in on people and reported us to the Cops!!!

When we explained what we were doing there (looking at buying a house) the Policeman was not amused but said they needed to follow up everything.

What a complete waste of time!

That's how bad things have got here and if you're a photographer (which we are, Weddings), then never take your camera out into a public place because you will be stopped by the cops for that too.

Stupid UK!!



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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Just curious, did the police tell you that you had been reported as a suspected terrorist, or was it that they thought you might have been 'casing the joint' for a robbery?



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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Your response seems to be against the grain of popular thought but I am in complete agreement with your post.

The source of this is a known 'rabble rouser' and anything taken from there should usually be taken with a truckload of salt.

In short: Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Mirror = the UKs Fox News (with just a tiny bit more sex scandals thrown in for good measure).

[edit on 2-6-2010 by Dookzor]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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Here's an article about the Daily Mail newspaper, it over-exaggerates a fair bit, but you get the point...

uncyclopedia.wikia.com...

I wouldn't say everything in the Daily Mail is designed to make people angry over stuff that simply isn't true, but a lot of it is.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by Pixus
Here's an article about the Daily Mail newspaper, it over-exaggerates a fair bit, but you get the point...

uncyclopedia.wikia.com...

I wouldn't say everything in the Daily Mail is designed to make people angry over stuff that simply isn't true, but a lot of it is.


I'd say it's spot on! (Okay maybe it is slightly harsh...
)

"[The Daily Mail] is a hugely popular British comic for those who believe themselves (usually mistakenly) to be members of the middle classes."

Haha, so true.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
 


This is a prime example of what paranoia will do to
a society. Now every fearful snoop will imagine a
terrorist behind every tree,bush,nook and cranny.


A terrorist behind every Bush...



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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You know that when neighbors snitch on each other over trivial things like overgrown weeds in the yard, water use, junk cars, maybe normal "terrorist" activities, tax evaders, artists who depict violence or sex in their work then the government steps right in and takes care of it and makes sure everyone involved is prosecuted.BUT a little girl goes missing and the pedophile next door is questioned but the police can't enter the property for whatever bull# reason/excuse they want to give... Well, THAT folks just isn't an important enough reason for neighbors to report on or it just isn't important to keep an eye out for your neighbors other safety issues. This world is very hypocritical and uneven. When harm is caused then no one does anything (especially if the government is hamring in the name of supposed "good"), but if you cause no harm whatsoever, but owe the state, providence, government, then you are the biggest criminal ever and all your RIGHTS... oh sorry, i mean privledges are taken away from you. Even if you have an unpaid parking ticket or didn't go to jury duty then you can't drive anymore, and if you don't have a license you can't get a job, can't get a house, and if you have a house well then your in for trouble and Don't be all like " I worked my whole life and pay my bills, and taxes" cuz that doesn't matter anymore now that you are a criminal.
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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
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Well reporting neighbors who keep their curtains closed would involve millions of people here in Texas. We do it just to keep the interiors cooler, especially when temperatures range from 80-110 degrees at certain times of the year, and depending upon the location within the state.


Totally agree on this.. While our temperatures might not get quite so high here in the uk, that's still common sense. Lately the heat's been ramping up, and this is a great way to keep the house cool.

I dunno, it just seems sometimes like the higher-ups here in merrie England have had their commonsense glands removed.. And that bugs me.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


You could actually have added the movie "Equilibrium" to your list. The kid betrays his dad to the .gov for the crime of emotion.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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reply to post by minkey53
 


But remember that the new coalition government has agreed to remove Section 44, so there's a little less hassle to such extreme stop n search procedure, particularly toward photographers.


God there's been so much bull 'anti-terror' legislation introduced under a paranoid labour government.. Don't even get me started on the concept of countering what is, in essence, a state of mind...



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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At last, a voice of reason!

The Daily Mail is full of these fear mongering, hate mongering and doom mongering stories every single day.

Most of them are outright lies, and the rest are so full of spin they could double as a laundry machine.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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Who knows?

Since there was never an age included it could be any aged "schoolboy".

Like I said, age 6 or a teenager, it all depends on the age as to the level of concern.

I was reading about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome at age 10.

I was drawing pictures of entire armies, planning phalanx movements, and whatnot.

I was drawing robots, planning sieges, and plotting coups and counter-coups.

I knew what catapults, trebuchet's, and siege towers were by age 12.

So the Hell what?

My nose was always in a book, or I had armloads of books, or I was in the library.

Just because I did those things does not make me a terrorist, it means I was a child who was easily bored with childish nonsense, and had a huge imagination.

I was an extremely serious child, while that lead to many fights, due to my serious nature, it only lead me to be a better leader, as an adult today and learn how to spot violence in advance of actual active intent towards harm of others.

If there is zero intent towards violence, there is nothing Government needs to know, and or learn about anyone, other than to stick their noses in other people's business.

Knowledge, is power, which is what Government fears, wants to control, and forces.

Through the snitch state mentality like this bogus story.

Enders Game was a good book series but the reality of trying to do that is far too hard, at least the way things are currently, if things change maybe.

I am not stating I encourage it but I see the difficulties of creating that.

reply to post by waynos
 


So, what you're saying, is the article, from the Daily Mail, is like quoting Alex Jones?

Or perhaps Huffington Post?

Or possibly Bill O'Reilly?

This is why I hate posting on some people's threads, they use seriously questionable sources, like blogs, which I hate and will no longer reply to a thread, where a blog or Info Wars/Prison Planet is a source.

If it is based upon questionable sources like a blog, forget it, it's not worth it.

I am not attacking the original poster but stating an opinion about source information.

I would much rather take C.N.N., Fox News, or C-Span and decipher their lies.

Over all, nothing about my original post is going to changed, and or edited.

I own all those words, my mentality is still the same, it's just the "news" source.

The "news" source is in question and that is irritating.

And the source is questionable and therefore this thread means nothing to me.


Originally posted by J.Smit
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


You could actually have added the movie "Equilibrium" to your list. The kid betrays his dad to the .gov for the crime of emotion.


While, yes, I agree, I could have included Equilibrium, I think you need to watch it again.

The son does not betray his father, the father played by Christian Bale, he goes against his own "programming", because he had stopped dosing with the mind controlling drugs the state was forcing upon the population, drowning out "freedom".

Equilibrium Trailer


It sure is a valid example of the "Police Snitch State".

But, over all, the son ends up being his father's own "savior".

In a worthy example of a "perfect world" this is how all citizens should behave.

My meaning here is, to tell those who wish us to snitch, to get bent.

[edit on 2-6-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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What if you have to keep the curtains open but want to watch a porn film or cam to cam with some woman? Do you think the neighbours would like that?

Anyway i'm pretty sure most people dont keep their curtains closed... well, i havnt noticed curtains closed anyway...

Flagged coz it sounds like 1984



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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reply to post by Full_Vision
 


You have running water and toilets in Wales ?
(kidding, I love Wales, beautiful place.)

People tend to jump on the ridiculous things that happen and treat it like it's the norm.

We still have some really strange laws that are still in existence today like;

1 It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

2 t is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.

3 In Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

4 In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow

5 In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store, or in a bank if handling foreign currency.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by Tykonos
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You're right it's not like 1984. In many respects it's much worse.

ALL governments become corrupt.
ALL institutions become corrupt.

A fascist police state is nearer than you think.

They're even destroying UK pensions right now so we'll barely be able to afford food.


Where there's power, you always get people attracted to that power to further their own needs. All governments have corruption going on at some point.

The police are becoming more open and accountable for their actions. The local Bobby from years ago could vertually do what ever he wanted. if he didn't like you, you were screwed.

Pensions are only in the state they are in beacuse we have an aging population.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by Tryptych
Wow, that's scary.

Anybody remember the weird British 60's television series The Prisoner? I think it may get to the point where they finally install some kind of camera/spying device inside your home and make it mandatory.

Absurd is the word.


Scary....REALLY?

Of course people now have an to option to report suspicious goings on, like when we had all the bombings from the IRA. We were told to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

I doubt the police would be called around to somone who has only been reported due to having their curtains closed during the day.

I'd find it funny if a neighbour reported me as being a terrorist, i mean come on!



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[edit on 2-6-2010 by Tykonos]



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