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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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Uncovered: The Public Bodies Snooping On You


news.sky.com

Twenty-seven councils and a Government department have paid private investigators to spy on their behalf, research shows.
The Department for Transport is among a range of public organisations that have paid private firms to spy on their behalf, while it has been claimed some 14 bodies, including 10 councils, may have commissioned potentially illegal surveillance.
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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So 3.9 million has been spent on surveillance in the last two years by councils, government departments and public authorities.

The BBW (Big Brother Watch) obtained this information under the freedom of information act and say that it is essential that this is urgently investigated.

Unlike America, Britain has no laws in place to stop evidence being used in courts which was obtained illegally.

I think that the councils and government bodies who broke these laws should be held accountable.





news.sky.com
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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It's pathetic, ain't it? Ohhh Britain, laaa-deee-daaa-deee-daaa, there's the reason for all those "security" cameras we have.

They can film my middle finger all they like



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Well this is unnerving...More so, because this news looks like it will be buried under Cyprus daylight robbery scandal.


What a messed up world we live in!



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by solargeddon
Well this is unnerving...More so, because this news looks like it will be buried under Cyprus daylight robbery scandal.


What a messed up world we live in!


This country is a disaster under coalition rule, in the last month my rent has been raised, a new council tax bill released (most people still haven't paid off their older council tax bills), and additionally, if I'm paying C/T then I should at least expect my local bakery to be clear of rats (which it ain't).

Top of that, I find out I've been getting fed horse meat since flip knows when and whenever I watch the news I have to look at the smug twit Cameron babbling more crap.

As George Carlin once said "I love my country, the freedoms we used to have were great".



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 12:16 PM
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What has your bakeries rodent problem got to do with council tax?

Council tax is for council services.

  • Refuse collection
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Street Lighting
  • ...


I don't see "Pest Control" in that list. The fact is, the bakery is responsible for its own pest control. They can handle it themselves, or hire a company, but it is NOT the responsibility of the council nor paid for via council tax (or in the case of business', uniform business tax).



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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The last company I worked for here in the States, was actually British owned and I met alot of Brits here on work visas. I've been to England about a decade ago and loved it, however many of my Brit co-workers have now moved here permanently and say that their country is, in their words, "Fu** All, gone to the dogs."

According to them, everything has gone sky high, inspectors for everything, permits needed for everything, cameras everywhere, it Orwell in full blast and your only hope out there is to live in the countryside, which means you need to have big $ to do so.

I imagine it's a matter of time before US gets like that. Cool thing is that the country side over here is alot bigger and easier/cheaper to live in



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by dominicus
The last company I worked for here in the States, was actually British owned and I met alot of Brits here on work visas. I've been to England about a decade ago and loved it, however many of my Brit co-workers have now moved here permanently and say that their country is, in their words, "Fu** All, gone to the dogs."



There is a brain drain from the UK.

In the ten years to 2011 a total of 3,599,000 left the UK, while 1,963,000 of those who left were aged between 25 and 44. Only 125,000 people of retirement age emigrated. It would be reasonable to speculate that the 6% of the population who left in a single decade is over represented with wealthy and qualified people who can leave.

The Telegraph

At the same time, immigration into the UK (Indians, Poles and Pakistanis are the top three immigrant groups in that order), has averaged above 500,000 a year.

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So in other words, every year approximately 350,000 skilled people leave the UK while 500,000 immigrants, largely from the third world and Eastern Europe, arrive.


Still, there are no shortage of jobsworths left rearranging the chairs on the Titanic though.


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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:08 PM
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well that shows a lot!

I live in Northern Ireland and I cant even count anymore how many friends has up and left ship to Austrailia. Me and my partner are tempted to move also.

The government is depriving the United Kingdom of a talented workforce whilst accepting with open arms cheap labour., no matter what way you look at it.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by BMorris
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
 


What has your bakeries rodent problem got to do with council tax?

Council tax is for council services.

  • Refuse collection
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Street Lighting
  • ...


I don't see "Pest Control" in that list. The fact is, the bakery is responsible for its own pest control. They can handle it themselves, or hire a company, but it is NOT the responsibility of the council nor paid for via council tax (or in the case of business', uniform business tax).



Sorry, I should've mentioned that the rat infestation is from around the streets where the bakery is, it's easy for them with all the rubbish constantly lying around. That would come under refuse collection then.

My point stands
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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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Not sure if this has any relevance to the issue, but I have been randomly watching videos on youtube, and seeing things being uploaded of people in the strangest places, one even of a woman in the bathroom falling in the toilet drunk, which means wherever that is, they are filming people in restrooms. Another thing, the "meteor" that hit in Russia, it really shocked me at the different camera angles,and car cameras,pedestrian phones.cams,traffic cameras,street sign cameras- you name it there is a angle of that thing hitting from every point- and that just goes to show that from the moment you get in your car your being recorded somewhere on something....I drove through Charleston, WV today and paid attention this time to the poles, there is a camera on every single on, and most of them have at least 2. Places that there are no stop lights, just businesses on the sides...I even saw a camera underneath a underpass bridge...Im curious as to why so much money is being spent on so much surveillance? Who needs to know when I drive under a bridge? they are everywhere!



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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The reason why there was so many films of the meteor in Russia is that many drivers have dashboard cameras for insurance purposes. Their driving skills leave a lot to be desired, but it documented a natural phenomonen the likes of which we have never seen before. In addition so much scientific data was gleaned from this footage, as there were so many angles of the damn thing coming in.

Back on topic, terrorist laws are being stretched by councils to vindicate the snooping. That's what happens when people give up their rights of freedom in the name of security.

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Wow, I didn't realize it was like that, I've never been to England or Europe. I live in the states and we complain about how bad its gotten here but I couldn't imagine what you're all going through in the old country. It just tells me that whatever is going on with these governments and their agendas that American's aren't alone, and neither are you. We're all in this together, regardless of what side of the Atlantic we're on. We all claim to represent various regions of our origin, but in the end we need to realize that this invasion of privacy and the loss of our liberties is a global epidemic, not a local one. We are human beings, citizens of Earth, it is our governments that have separated us and turn us against each other. This spy surveillance is just a power and control issue on their part. We all should stand by our brothers and sisters throughout the world who are also going through the same things in their own countries.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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edition.cnn.com...

You also should concern about what you are writing here!
As soon as you start using the internet without any precautions, you will be tracked, all the time. Once you are flagged as a potential criminal or lunatic, good luck getting a job in the future.

In 20 years some people will look pretty stupid, as soon as they want to get a job at a company who has access to the data collected about them over the years. It will only be a matter of time...

btw.
Some people write some pretty heavy stuff on this page...

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