Archive for January 6th, 2010

Great Britain, birthplace of the Magna Carta, has become a laboratory for a distinctly English form of tyranny. Here’s a handy rundown of the latest outrages being committed against our comrades on Airstrip One:

We last checked in with the British police state about two months ago. Let’s see what’s new.

British bus passengers could soon be forced to use electronic tags to get onto buses. This fits in with the British government’s move away from paper checks and toward an electronic system to be implemented by 2018. The best part of an electronic bus pass is that it will surely help prevent bus-based terrorism.

Britain is also making sure its schools are safe. Four-year-olds are being monitored for “radicalization,” and five-year-olds are being taught sexual education. After all, there is nothing worse than a sexually naive five-year-old who is also a terrorist.

Read more at I Have a Title for This.

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Those wacky Feds think we’ll believe anything. They say the purpose of this registration is to manage saltwater fish populations, when in fact its true purpose is to manage us, the serfs.

Maryland anglers will be required to register with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before fishing in the new year.

The requirement is part of a national commitment to effectively manage saltwater fish populations, said Joe Evans, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. The information collected in the registry, namely angler’s phone numbers, will allow NOAA to call anglers and survey them about their fishing frequency and catch rates in different bodies of water.

This initiative, known as the Marine Recreational Information Program, is designed to produce accurate information that will help determine the condition of fish stocks, Evans said.

Read more at The Carroll County Times.

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In plain English, Federal regulators are preparing for the day when Americans realize the banking system is an enormous sham and attempt to withdraw their money all at once. That’s when Americans will realize that the money, legally speaking, isn’t theirs.

Anyone who allows a bank to hold their wealth ought to have their head examined, especially considering that yields on deposits are a little over 1% at best. But most Americans are too stupid to understand this, constantly falling for cheap marketing come-ons such as “rewards.”

“At this point it is without doubt that even the government understands that when things turn sour, and they will, the run on the bank will be unavoidable: their solution – prevent money from being dispensed, when that moment comes. The thing about crises, be they liquidity, solvency, or plain-vanilla, is that ‘price discovery’ occurs all at once, and at the very same time. And all too often, investors ‘discover’ they were lied to, as the emperor, in any fiat system, always has no clothes.”

Read more at Jesse’s Café Americain.

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I’ve been telling people about the red light camera shakedown for more than a year and they usually dismiss me as a nut. Why can’t people get it through their heads that the public sector parasites are in the business of confiscating private assets?

The problematic issue with red light cameras brings up the same word that describes the problem with speed cameras: “trap.” In the case of Texas, short yellow light times have been found to make it more likely someone will enter the intersection after the red begins to glow – and therefore make it easier to issue ticket.

Read more at AOL Autos.

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Chemicals that are truly toxic are kept secret from us while a gas that is essential for plant life—carbon dioxide—is said to be the greatest threat ever to humankind. Go figure.

Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States — from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners — nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers and virtually all public officials under a little-known federal provision.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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