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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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reply to post by Agit8dChop
 


luckily I have been able to access youporn for the last 6 weeks so my two websites i use the most, have bee fine,
lucky aye!




posted on May, 19 2013 @ 05:26 AM
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I say we BLOW THE # out of the GrubberStink (Government)



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 06:11 AM
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Originally posted by myselfaswell
Firstly, we are not under continuous 24 hour surveillance, nor do we have strange street signs being erected in any major city centre, see this, www.abovetopsecret.com..., so overall then, probably a shintengas load more freer than you and others, if you’ll pardon the grammar.


Signs, with things on top, in Vegas? How does that affect me in the UK, and why would I automatically assume that something on a sign somewhere is designed to "monitor" me? You would need billions of those things to cover everyone, everywhere, and the chances of catching something of use as someone just happened to walk by are so stupidly ridiculous it makes the whole notion of monitoring completely idiotic.

It would make a lot more sense if those things were maybe pollution detectors, or something designed to sensor other atmospheric events around a region.


Originally posted by myselfaswell
As for any lack of freedom, well, I live mostly in the bush so good luck with restricting any of that.


So you live in the bush, that doesn't change internet access does it? You still use the same internet as the rest of your nation whether you are in Melbourne or the Blue Mountains. Your internet is delivered by a handful of companies controlling the international traffic into and out of the country, and the service providers that charge you for access to that system. You have no choice when your government forces those companies to comply with their draconian censorship laws - wherever you are in the country.


Originally posted by myselfaswell
The police forces in this country have and continue to have a demonstrated capacity for corruption and clear criminal intent. While I suspect the vast majority of all forces are blind to this reality, I’d suggest that the shenanigans going on here are, in general terms, ” fully gay” with respect to the malarkey going on elsewhere. I’d say a brief review of ATS threads over the last couple of years relating to police brutality should give you a clear perspective.


I'm not sure what you are saying here. Are you suggesting that because other police forces can be corrupt and violent it makes it okay that cops in Sydney are homophobes?

I don't get it.

I know that police corruption is a global problem. But, there are certain places that have given the deliberate impression of being more open, inclusive and free than others... London Pride is a global event, Sydney Mardi Gras is a global event, these are places that have marketed themselves as tourist destination because of their inclusive attitudes.

You wouldn't go to Warsaw for Gay Pride, but you would go to London or Sydney. That's the point here, the city is globally renowned as a gay pride destination and yet the police and authorities there now find themselves defending beating up people, using dogs to threaten a crowd, stopping and strip searching people for unknown reasons... these is intimidation and assault against a community by a city and a police force that has spent decades building a reputation as being welcoming.

Ultimately, whether other police forces are corrupt or not, we have seen a previously - FAMOUSLY - liberal city become something more threatening, thanks to the actions of their police force and government.


Originally posted by myselfaswell
As for the interweb and the blocking of websites , well, that’s what you get when your living in a technocratic nanny state. For all you university educated people out there who think your just a cut above the rest, I mean you. We’re all entitled to our opinions; some just can’t keep it to themselves and, subsequently, develop a sense of righteousness that gets us to where we are now.


So you believe that those with opinions should be silenced?
I hate to point out the obvious, but you have expressed an opinion too. Does this mean you should be silenced if someone in power doesn't like what you say?


Originally posted by myselfaswell
Protest. What?. Don’t you feel complicit in the dealings that got you to where you are, or were you perhaps a “sheeple”, suddenly awoken to the fact that the flock was full pelt toward the cliff and now you’re “awake” or whatever that whole thing is, good luck with that one.


Okay, you lost me.
Plenty of people have been fighting against monitoring and censorship of the internet for many years, what makes you think I haven't? I live in the UK, and I have participated against the "Snoopers Charter" (the measures Theresa May wants to bring in to force UK providers to record all internet, email, text and call data on every citizen for easy collation, searching and monitoring by the government, police and other agencies).

At what point do you think it's acceptable to take a side? And what makes you right and anyone else wrong?



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