Archive for November, 2006

Cakewalk

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Blair to announce his ‘new tomorrow’ for ‘Slave Grid’

By George Jones, Political Editor (Telegraph)
Last Updated: 1:28am GMT 27/11/2006

Tony Blair will today announce his “new tomorrow” for Britain’s role in the Slave Grid but will stop short of issuing a full contract.

The Prime Minister’s personal recommendation comes as the Government prepares to set out its plans to complete the biometric grid next year as part of Britain’s decision to re-establish slavery.

John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, has been drawing up ideas for the March 25 ceremony including the possibility of a “statement of intent” for Britain’s involvement.

However, the Government has already ruled out a formal strategy despite pressure from some back-benchers and community leaders.

In remarks appearing in the Labour Party newspaper, NewSpeak, Mr Blair says: “It is hard to believe what would once have been a crime against liberty was enacted at this time.

“I believe the biometric database offers us a chance not just to say how profoundly useful the Slave Grid will be how we will conform utterly under its existence and praise those who fought for its legislation but also to express our deep sorrow that it may never have happened and rejoice at the better times we live in today.”

Government officials said the remarks were intended to set the tone for events to mark the inauguration, which will be set out in a written ministerial statement to Parliament this week.

Britain will the second big Slave-Gridding nation (after the U.S.A.) to implement the practice in 2007.

In February, the Church of England General Synod voted to pray for the souls of slaves.

Before the official start of the Grid, Britain spent more than 3bn on enrolling slaves a year on air-conditioned planes to the Americas. It legalised the Grid in 2006 as there were still huge profits to be made.

From the beginning of 2008, the Royal Navy will patrol off the coast of East Anglia searching for illicitly trading ferries, boarding them and ‘gridding’ new slaves.

Clearly Blair has no ‘authority’ to express his sorrow at the slave trade when he is simultaneously intent on eroding individual freedoms to a point where the UK is a grim termite mound full of drones existing simply to support and fuel a controlling State bureaucracy.

Slavery is a condition of control over a person against their will, enforced by violence or other forms of coercion. Slavery almost always occurs for the purpose of securing the labor of the person concerned. A specific form, known as chattel slavery, implies the legal ownership of a person or persons.

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War & Cards

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Otto Dix, War Cripples Playing Cards (1920)

Tridentity Crisis

Friday, November 24th, 2006

All there is to say about The British US-dependent Nukular Deterroristent:

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Consolidated

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Guardian reports:

A new contract between the state and the citizen setting out what individuals must do in return for quality services from hospitals, schools and the police is one of the key proposals emerging from a Downing Street initiated policy review…

Even from the beginning this is yet more topsy-turvy posturing from the Government. Once an individual has paid for State services they should be provided to anyone entitled without qualification.

[…]

The aim is to build on the government’s rights and responsibilities agenda, and papers released yesterday by the Cabinet Office speak of seeking “a new more explicit contract between the state and the citizen on agreed public outcomes”.

Explicit Contract? Well literalism is always the touchstone of the stupid, inept and authoritarian. But again it would not be individuals driving legislation/writing the contract it would be government definitions of rights and responsibilities, and we know how fucked up Neu Labour‘s ideas of ‘social responsibility’ are.

[…]

The review is likely to examine fundamentally the future relationship between citizen and state. The public service commission has been asked to consider “whether it is possible to move from an implicit one-way contract based on outputs, to one based on explicit mutually agreed outcomes”. It asks “should we be aiming for a more explicit statement of the contract that covers both the service offered by the public sector (what is in and what is not) and what is expected from citizens (beyond paying taxes and obeying the law)”. It also asks “whether these explicit and binding contracts could work not just for individuals and communities”.

The big question this raises is what happens when you refuse to sign such a ‘binding contract’ will the State ‘allow’ you to get O-U-T or will they attempt to fine/jail people into their ‘slave grid’ contract?

I think you know the answer.

Highway robbery

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Hacking through the jungle of “haven’t we heard all this before?” , wading through the river of “Is there anything more to say?” and adjusting our hat to avoid the bright rays of “PRopaganda dressed as news” seems to having an effect on one’s system. The daily news once more seems to me a set of evolving illusions – popular tropes that need regular spinning lest they fall off needle thin spires of truth – just as it did in the mid-90s.

Anyway I caught the end of the Toady programme this morning which had some news about the introduction of portable fingerprint detectors. In the first instance I was dumbfounded by the sheer futility of the excercise as it will stand:

Experts hope the device will save massive amounts of police time and money by allowing officers to identify suspects on the roadside without having to take them to the station.

A pilot scheme – called Project Lantern – will be used in Luton, Bedfordshire, by officers targeting motoring offences.

The gadget allows officers to search 6.5 million fingerprints archived on the National Automated Fingerprint System, with the trial aiming to give them a result within five minutes.

The Home Office’s Police Information Technology Organisation (Pito) calculates it could save more than 2.2m a year.

Fingerprints can only be taken from the public voluntarily using the Lantern system because the law will have to be changed before officers can force people to give prints on the street.

Guardian

So for the system to ‘work’:
1) a person needs to alreday be on a police database.
2) said person needs to give their consent (incredibly likely, no?)

Additionally the spokesman on the Toady programme informed us that new fingerprints would not be added to the database and records would be deleted at the end of the day or on request (actually a good thing – not as good as prints not being taken though).

But then what does the system ‘working’ mean? Presumably it will allow truth-telling people with a criminal record to be identified more quickly. Hooray.

NO.

That is not what this device ‘working’ means.

This is part of the softening up procedure to make ‘procedural’ fingerprint taking and police access to a population database acceptable. Remember:

Fingerprints can only be taken from the public voluntarily using the Lantern system because the law will have to be changed before officers can force people to give prints on the street.

And believe me this Government will be all too ready to change the law to follow the technological ‘solution’.
This Government wants acceptance of a fully populated ‘criminal’ database (that is everyone has a criminal record, empty or otherwise)
This Government wants it’s NIR-centred biometric databases to be complete and pervasive.

But I’m sure we’ve said this before.

Web Of Evil

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

I’ve been meaning to tell you about Web Of Evil for ages. Well worth reading. Insightful, witty, and best of all, not an idiot. I think he works at Hansard or some governmental agency.

The inherent value of personal data

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

The information commissioner signalled a crackdown last night on companies that steal and sell sensitive details of people’s private lives after a prosecution exposed the growth in data theft.

This is certain to increase exponentially once State imposed registers are integrated with the proposed National Identity Register.

Richard Thomas, the official privacy watchdog, said he was investigating a number of organisations that have bought personal data such as details of bank accounts, tax returns and mortgage payments.

All this will become trivial when the NIR is implemented and people are coerced into using it to authorise financial transactions, (inter)national travel, access NHS records and the like.

He warned of raids and prosecutions after the conviction yesterday of a husband and wife who made 140,000 a year selling private financial information obtained by deception.

This is value is just for selling data nevermind its further misuse for fraud. Once the NIR is implemented this value will soar as inherently non-revokable biometric information on those who register will become available to those with the contacts/skills.

The Guardian has learned that two of the country’s leading law firms – Mishcon de Reya and Arnold & Porter – were linked to the couple’s scam. The firms deny any knowledge of illegal activity, but confirm they hired private detective agencies to find out information for their clients.

Showing that it will be easy to dupe those companies who legally pay for access to NIR information (in order that the project remains self financing). Once the foot is in the door this information can be used to leverage more and more information which will allow access to the correlated NHS, etc. databases.

The privacy watchdog suspects some big companies are exploiting the trade in personal data, which has been driven by the growth in computer databases and call centres operated by banks, utility companies and government departments.

Mr Thomas wants to widen his investigations to pursue those who buy personal data, as well as those who make a living selling it.

As you can see the activity of personal data theft/trading is directly linked to it being on the databases that are used by organisations ipso facto if you are not on a database your data cannot be stolen. If you do not register on the NIR and refuse to acknowledge it in your private transactions its cancer will not spread to private the databases you may consent to be on. (Incidentally the centralised biometric database should cause serious worries for certain institutions that already rely on privately held biometric authentication devices).

He will also campaign to persuade Lord Falconer, the constitutional affairs minister, to increase penalties. He wants jail terms for data thieves but is opposed by some newspapers, who say it would be a threat to free speech.

“These are serious offences, which are highly damaging to the individuals concerned. People’s personal details ought not to fall into the wrong hands,” Mr Thomas’s office said yesterday.

The wrong hands are anyone’s who would punish you into complying with an inherently damaging system.

A court heard how Sharon and Stephen Anderson had made a career out of bogus phone calls to penetrate the details of people’s bank accounts and tax returns all over the country.

This will be more serious with NIR and linked databases.

In what Mr Thomas has described as a thriving black market in personal information, the pair were hired as sub-contractors by three detective agencies, Carratu International, Fleet Investigations and Keypoint Services, all of which denied knowledge of the couple’s crimes committed on their behalf.

Guardian inquiries reveal that the ultimate clients in yesterday’s case included a Japanese air-conditioning firm, Daikin, and a US insurance company, CNA. Those firms too, say they were unaware illegal methods were being used.

Data theft is an international problem and whilst our government wuld wish otherwise it does not have the international jurisdiction to enforce the safety of its proposed NIR database

The victims of “blagging”, as such bogus calls are known, included David Hughes, former chairman of the collapsed football shirts empire Allsports, and Jon Sanders, a Manchester insurance broker. They were both said to be indignant that their privacy had been invaded.

In the fully-documented society no one will be safe, people such as those above will carry out business from abroad and most likely emigrate once the stupidity of NIR and it’s invasiveness into daily affairs is fully comprehended.

At Huntingdon magistrates court yesterday, where the Andersons pleaded guilty to breaching the Data Protection Acts and were ordered to pay 14,800 in fines and costs, their lawyer said their firm, based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, was purely devoted to commercial disputes. They denied ever acting for warring spouses or newspapers on what they said were “ethical” grounds.

But Phil Taylor, prosecuting for the information commissioner, said: “People have the right to feel their information is safe and secure”. He told the magistrates: “There is a real risk information can be used for sinister purposes.” Bogus callers could be used to extract personal information from databases on behalf of criminals, or to intimidate witnesses.

Quite, and with interlinked databases and non-essential demands for NIR authentication or other ways of gleaning biometric information (set up a night club and get fingerprinting?) it is likely most person’s could be gleaned remotely.

Waste Removal

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Too much Legislation? Dump it at once, urges minister

Tuesday November 14, 2006
The Guardian

Fed up with cctv cameras on black plastic trees? Tired of nosey community officers in tight-fitting plastic jackets? Have you had enough of fingerprinting in bars? Then, according to a government minister, you should ignore the offending legislation – and dump it at once.

Stakeholders were urged yesterday to take direct action to force Government to cut the excessive and wasteful legislation that intervenes directly in private life from the shop shelf to the household bin. The environment minister Ben Bradshaw advised good citizens to ignore excessive legislation at all costs and to report the Ministers’ double standards in an attempt to cut the amount of unnecessary laws enforced by police officers.

He said citizens were “bombarded” with excessive legislation and warned that he would consider a Motion to force ministers to repeal bills if they had not voluntarily made reductions by 2010.

His hardline approach was announced after a meeting with the UK’s 13 leading ministers to discover what progress they were making in cutting back. Mr Bradshaw said it was “unacceptable” that legislation had increased by 3000 acts between 1999 and 2005, and enforcement accounts for one-third of an average household’s total taxation.

The Opposition signed up to an agreement last year, called the Courtauld commitment, to slash legislative waste within five years and also to tackle the amount of tax that goes to war.

So far, the 13 ministers have only cut legislative wording by 35,000 words, according to figures from the government’s We Are Right Programme. However, the WARP target is for cutbacks of just 340,000 words by 2010.

Yesterday the Prime Minister’s Press Office confirmed that three of the biggest FEAR manufacturers – Blair, Reid and Brown – have aimed their sights at the Courtauld pledge.

Mr Bradshaw said it was important for citizens to be aware that registration [on governemnt databases] was not actually a good option. “[Form filling] is better than throwing information away, and registration [schemes] are worse still,” he said.

He illustrated his comments with examples of wasteful legislating – such as instant ASBOs, wrapped in good intentions and presented as community support – which cannot be enforced. He acknowledged that all the Government departments had come up with excessive legislation, but said: “We need to question the necessity of those schemes. We need to see quantifiable reductions.”

While saying he would like to see targets for State reduction spelled out in and included in annual reports, Mr Bradshaw also urged citizens to force the Government to move faster by taking direct action. After asserting their rights, citizens should scorn “excessive and unnecessary” laws and leave them behind.

[…]

Somebody Pinch Me!

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Mother, may I?

Should you have to ask for permission from the government before you are allowed to get on a plane or cruise ship?

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed that airlines and cruise ships be required to get individual permission (clearance) from the DHS for each individual passenger on all flights to, from, or via the U.S. Unless the answer is Yes if the answer is no or maybe, or if the DHS doesnt answer at all the airline wouldnt be allowed to give you a boarding pass, or let you or your luggage on the plane or ship.

The Identity Project, along with the World Privacy Forum and John Gilmore, has filed comments with the DHS objecting to this proposal as a violation of international human rights, First Amendment rights, and privacy and government accountability laws.

This is the third of three identification-related rulemakings in the last month and a half in which the DHS has proposed to restrict the right to travel. IDP has filed formal objections to each of these proposals:

Manningham-Buller must be sacked

Friday, November 10th, 2006

This article, in the independent, is full of lies. Lets go!

There are up to 30 alleged “mass casualty” terror plots in operation in Britain,

This is a lie, just like all the other lies that have been dished out about bogus threats.

as well as hundreds of young British Muslims on a path to radicalisation, the head of MI5 has said.

There is no such thing as ‘radicalization’. You are murdering the relatives of these people and that is intolerable to any civilized person, as these people are. If someone were incinerating your cousins, you too would go berserk with anger.

Furthermore, you are shooting innocent people in their own homes simply because they are brown and have a beard. That is enough to make anyone take a bad attitude towards HMG, and its all for naught.

In an unprecedented public announcement yesterday, the MI5 director general, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, revealed that the caseload of the Security Services had risen by 80 per cent since January, and that the counter-terrorism agency was fighting to keep the rapidly growing threat under control

It has risen because you illegally invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, and committed mass murder in those places. If you withdraw and repent, then your caseload can return to levels and consist of what it should be; keeping track of what is in people’s garbage.

Describing the scale of the home-grown terrorist problem, she said MI5 and the police were tackling 200 groups or networks totalling more than 1,600 identified individuals in the UK who were “actively engaged in plotting or facilitating terrorist acts”.

The only thing ‘home grown’ about the ‘home-grown terrorist problem’ is that it has been hatched, nurtured and hand reared at Number 10 Downing Street. You know this. If you do not, you need to be sacked and replaced by someone who understands the problem and who genuinely has Britain’s interests at heart, and who is neutral. By coming out with this twaddle, you demonstrate that you are either not neutral (another one of Bliar’s liars) or you don’t understand the causes of the rage your government is fomenting. Either way, you are part of the problem.

Islamic militants linked to al -Qa’ida were recruiting teenagers to carry out attacks using chemicals, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology.

This is all a pack of nonsense. Just like the bogus ‘Ricin Plot‘ and the more recent ‘Liquids On Airplanes’ sharade. There are no such plans afoot, and if anyone is discussing them, it’s just ‘chatter’ and nothing substantial. In any case, if you want to talk about mass casualties, lets talk about the 650,000 murdered by Bliar and his henchmen. If you address that, in public, in an ‘unprecedented statement’ with frankness, you would be doing FAR MORE to shut down the chatter that is keeping you so ‘busy’, and perhaps these angry young men would start to believe that everyone in the UK is not out to kill them.

These people, are not stupid. Do you not think that they are using cellphones and the web to flood the channels with the keywords that you are looking for? Cypherpunks used to do this to make ECHELON incorrectly flag up communications. It’s done (in email) by putting trigger words in the body of your mail. The computers pick this up and flag it for the attention of a human. This keeps the ‘security’ services busy running around chasing phantoms.

This ‘battle’ cannot be won by using an axe to chop up the bucket carrying brooms. You have unleashed an unstoppable army of people who if they are cut down, bifurcate into two fighters, each as dedicated as the original. The only way to stop the onslaught is to break the magic spell that started it all off in the first place. And you know what that means.

Speaking to an audience at the department of contemporary British History at Queen Mary College in London, Dame Manningham-Buller said she was not seeking to be alarmist, and did not wish to stir up fear.

Now we are sure. You are one of Bliar’s Liars

But she added that because of the sheer scale of what MI5 faces, the issue is a daunting one. “We shan’t always make the right choices and we recognise that we shall have ‘scare sympathy’ if we are unable to prevent one of our targets committing an atrocity,” she said.

The only atrocity here is the dismantling of Britain and its cherished freedoms by a venal, monstrous, criminal gang of lying murders in thrall to The Great Satan. Yes, a mouthful. Leaves a bad taste too.

The nature of the threat was increasing because of the radicalisation of British Muslims, she told the audience, including some as young as 16, and it “will be with us for a generation”.

They can be disempowered in an instant. The cabinet that went to war should be sent immediatly to the Hague to face trial for war crimes. Justice will not only have been done, it will have been seen to have been done. All these 16 year olds will go back to music, mobile phones, girls and everything else that they should be doing.

Its being said all over the internets. If The President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein can be found guilty of crimes against humanity, then Bliar Bush and Murder Inc. should also be put on trial, because their crimes are actually greater than Saddam Hussein’s in the thoughts of every fair minded person, and that means 16 year olds in Birmingham. If you put a stop to their indignation right now, it will not have a chance to fester grow and harden. It will melt away like the pimples on their faces. This is your one and only chance to calm them down. I suggest that you take it.

The young age of potential terrorists also made it difficult for MI5 to infiltrate the groups. “Young teenagers are being groomed to be suicide bombers,” she said. “We are aware of numerous plots to kill people and to damage our economy. What do I mean by numerous? Give 10? No, nearer 30 that we know of.”

Lies and hysteria mongering. Shameful. Counterproductive. Evil.

At the extreme end, there were resilient networks directed by al-Qa’ida in Pakistan or some more loosely inspired by it, who were planning the attacks, she said. And while the training and the guidance comes from al -Qa’ida, it was “largely British foot soldiers here on an extensive and growing scale”.

Turn down the heat and the milk will not boil over. You should know this.

Given the scale of radicalisation, this indoctrination was happening to some while still at school, she said, adding: “If the opinion polls conducted in the UK since July are only broadly accurate, over 100,000 of our citizens consider that the July bomb attacks in London were justified.”

Think about why that poll returned those results. You invaded a country without cause, in fact, on the basis of a lie. It was an unjustified act, resulting in the murder of 650,000 innocent people. In the minds of these 100,000 people, revenge for that act is completely justified, because it is in retaliation for a real injustice.

But there is more to it than that.

We know that those ‘London Bombers’ in the mythical and staged ‘7/7’ were patsies that didn’t know they were going to blow up anything but that is not the point. These 100,000 simpletons who answered those questions believe that ‘7/7’ was real, and they are basing their answers on that assumption. But you know this, because you know that ‘7/7’ was a piece of theatre, and you are, like Lord Tyrannus, holding up this bogus poll about a bogus event to bolster bogus claims about imaginary threats to further your ultimate goal.

What is really saddening is that the Independent publishes something like this without comment, without rebuttal, and doesn’t even let people comment on this garbage at their shitty website.

They have grand single issue covers “It’s the War Stupid” (or should that have been “It’s the Stupid War”??!!) and then inside, they revert to the ordinary, very stupid, twentieth century newspaper style, where they act as mouthpiece to whoever has the fistful of fivers and a good PR firm, printing the drivel verbatim.

Shame on you!

The latest from Oldturdman

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Keith Olbermann has another special comment that deserves comment.

In it, he mentions the verdict of the kangaroo court against the President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and then says:

[…] And whose fault is this?

Not truly yours. You took advantage of those of us who were afraid, and those of us who believed unity and nation took precedence over all else.

But we let you take that advantage.

And so we let you go to war in Iraq. To oust Saddam. Or find non-existant Weapons. Or avenge 9/11. Or fight terrorists who only got there after we did. Or as cover to change the fabric of our Constitution. Or for lower prices at The Texaco. Or ?

When you listen to this piece you will hear Olberman mispronounce the name of The Lion of the Desert, just like that buffoon Colin Powell did with sheer contempt and malice in the UN, substituting ‘Sodom’ (as in Sodom and Gomorah) for ‘Saddam’; two very different words, impossible for any educated person to mix up.

And here is where I take issue with Olbermann.

Bush and Murder Inc. will ALWAYS be able to take advantage of you because the best of you cannot even pronounce the names of your ‘enemies’ let alone find them on a map, and let’s not mention the congressmen who have never set foot outside the usa.

You know perfectly well that The President of Iraq’s name is not ‘Sodom’. You know that you should not be pronouncing his name like that, the same way that Colin Powell deliberately did when he lied in front of the UN.

You must be aware of the appalling behavior of your evil colleagues in the american propaganda machine who followed suit, and who did worse, ‘photoshopping’ The Presidents mustache so that it resembled Hitler’s. By mispronouncing his name, you demonstrate that you are not in command of the facts. You are another insular parochial nincompoop that has no business being in charge of anything so dangerous as a vote.

Your evil tune starts with mispronouncing people’s names, has WMD as a chorus (another despicable lie), has a middle eight of babies ripped out of incubators for variety and ends with dropping bombs on them after the dehumanizing propaganda machine is finished with your feeble minds.

Now bush has started the process by mispronouncing the name of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as ‘Ahmadinejihad‘ as is everyone else on the internets. Are you going to go along with that too, and then whine like a baby when these same people strip what is left of your rights from you?

We don’t have any sympathy for the likes of you, if you are going to engage in the demonizing and pure evil of your colleagues. This special comment sounded hollow and false because you tow the line of the liars with the same breath that you use to sing the praises of the founding fathers.

Looks like the sole voice of reason on american TV is just another empty shell. This is to be expected, because…The Revolution Will Not Be Televised! Hah!

Travellers warned over US laptop seizures

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Customs may want to hold onto your laptop for weeks or months after US customs powers are extended

Business travellers to the US now face indefinite confiscation of laptops and other mobile devices, with the powers of American customs authorities appearing to have been extended.

Concern was expressed by many this summer after an appeal judgement delivered by a San Francisco courthouse making it legal for US customs agents and immigration officials to conduct detailed scans of laptop hard drives and browser caches on an entirely random basis.

Now the problem has apparently escalated, with a number of reported cases of laptops being randomly seized by agents and held for a matter of months, with no warrant necessary or probable cause required.

No plans are thought to exist at present to grant similar powers to European border officials, but the US laws affect any nationality seeking entry into that country.

The issue has been one of the major topics of a conference in Barcelona this week held by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives.

Research by the body, which numbers around 2,500 members worldwide, shows that almost 90 per cent of its members were not aware that US customs officials have the authority to examine the contents of laptops, and even seize them for a period of time, without giving a reason.

“The information that US government officials have the right to examine, download, or even seize business travellers’ laptops came as a surprise to the majority of our members,” said the association’s executive director Susan Gurley.

“The common belief is that there is a right to the privacy of one’s computer. Yet it appears that there is none.”

The association also found that 87 per cent of members were, once aware of possible search and confiscation, less likely to carry confidential business or personal information on laptops when travelling.

The problem for many executives is the highly classified nature of the data on their laptops. Having this data out of their possession and in unknown hands could leave them in breach of legislation like the Data Protection Act or Sarbanes Oxley, both of which mandate strictly how data should be guarded and stored.

There is also, naturally, the issue of on-the-spot convenience for people often in a hurry for legitimate reasons.

“It’s not like a bag, that takes a couple of minutes to go through,” said Quocirca analyst Rob Bamforth. “What happens if the data is encrypted for quite legitimate reasons – what is that going to say to a suspicious official?”

[…]

IT PRo

And so, all of these people at the Barcelona conference will now be thinking, “Thank God we are having this conference in Barcelona and not New York!”.

These measures of course, are simple corporate espionage being carried out by the state on behalf of american corporations…ooops, thats the same thing isn’t it?.

No doubt that the old trrrrsm chestnut will be rolled out again to justify this insanity, and of course, that chestnut is full of crap. Anyone wanting to get data ‘through customs’ will FTP it, and not carry it on a laptop. The very idea of smuggling data on a laptop is completely absurd; almost as absurd as confiscating a laptop at an airport.

What this will do, as we have said before, is put even more people off of going to the usa. That country will become culturally isolated, and rightly so, since they have abandoned the yellow brick road of the righteous and diverted to the filthy dirt track of fascism.

What other countries do this sort of thing? Sudan for one. So, the american government has as much common sense as the Sudanese government. Great!

Thanks to the BLOGDIAL lurker ‘Calcium Fluoride’ for the heads up.

Ask blogdial – ID Card For Kids?

Monday, November 6th, 2006

My 14-year old daughter asked me to ask you this question: Which ID card should she go for to show that she is entitled to concessionary fares on public transport.

She is in the process of opting-out of random drug testing at school because she believes that the swab will be used to collect DNA

~SLip

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Tony Bliar talks trash in The Telegraph about ID cards.

Let us tear him to bits:

On any list of public concerns, illegal immigration, crime, terrorism and identity fraud would figure towards the top.

Illegal immigration: Close the borders
Crime: Lock up the criminals
Terrorism: Stop terrorizing other people in their countries
Identity Fraud: not the business of government

In each, identity abuse is a crucial component. It is all part of a changing world: global mass migration; easier travel; new services and new technologies constantly being accessed.

The world is not changing; what HMG has done is opened the floodgates to migrants instead of thinking about the future carefully. It is this open borders policy that has caused the ‘problem’. The world has not changed at all; people are exactly the same as they used to be. Had you not, Mr Bliar Mass Murderer, invaded Iraq, we would not be on the top of the list of skunk nations. That is a fact. If the UK removes itself from Shengen and the EU, then the migration problem goes away. That is a fact. No matter how easy travel is, if you are stopped at the border, all the woes of unchecked immigration melt away.

As for new technologies being accessed, where these are transactions between private entities, the government has no place butting its terrorist head between the two parties. Period.

The case for ID cards is a case not about liberty but about the modern world.

The case against ID cards is all about liberty in the modern world, murderer, traitor and betrayer Bliar.

Biometrics give us the chance to have secure identity and the bulk of the ID cards’ cost will have to be spent on the new biometric passports in any event.

Biometrics do not solve the ultra flexible list of problems you are trotting out, scumbag, and as for the bulk of the ID cards’ cost having to be spent on new biometric passports, this is a blatant lie. The new passports, in order to conform to the international standards need only have a digital photograph in them. Everything else you are doing is by the design of your criminal vendors.

I am not claiming ID cards, and the national identity database that will make them effective, are a complete solution to these complex problems. That is the tactic of opponents who suggest that, if their introduction is unable to prevent all illegal immigration or every terrorist outrage, they are somehow worthless. What I do believe strongly is that we can’t ignore the advances in biometric technology in a world in which protection and proof of identity are more important than ever.

They are certainly not worthless. They have a great value to HMG as a tool of absolute control and surveillance. You have completely lost this argument you bastard Bliar, thanks to ‘Frances Stonor Saunders’: the thread in that link is highly representative of what happens to people when they find out what your bogus ID Card scheme really means. Once people understand the true horror of it, they turn against it 180. Precisely this conversation and millions like it have appeared up and down the country. You have LOST this argument Bliar, and the more people are informed of precisely what you are doing, the less likely it will be that your evil scheme will be pulled off.

Nor is the Government alone in believing that biometrics offer us a massive opportunity to secure our identities. Firms across the world are already using fingerprint or iris recognition.

That is a PRIVATE matter between customer and business. It is not by compulsion that they identify themselves in this way to a business, and if it is, that is a matter for them to deal with. Also, providing this information to a business is not by compulsion of the law, and neither does doing it expose ALL of your personal details to millions of civil servants, criminals, the police and every busybody in the UK.

Providing your biometric to a business is completely different. Not only do you have a choice, but if you do decide to be identified in this way to them, they have a legal obligation to keep your details secret, and if they fail in this obligation, you can seek redress in the courts. As we have shown on BLOGDIAL again and again, HMG doesn’t give a DAMN what damage they do to you. If you are mistakenly branded a criminal or an alcoholic, “TOUGH SHIT, we don’t care” is the response.

You can hardly claim that this is of benefit to the British public…oh, I’m sorry, yes you can, because you are a pathological liar.

More than 50 countries are developing biometric passports. France, Italy and Spain plan to make their ID cards biometric.

I have just covered this. This means only a digital photo. You are misrepresenting this, as expected.

Visitors to the United States now digitally record their fingerprint, and new UK passports from last month must carry a facial biometric.

I’m glad that you mention USVISIT, because that evil system shows EXACTLY what this ‘biometric net’ is going to be used for; catching innocent people, like the heads of the absolutely legal internet gambling businesses who were intercepted thanks to USVISIT.

USVISIT is not about stopping terrorists, its about arresting people who are in no way a threat to the USA, but who represent a way to extort monies from foreigners trying to visit that beleaguered and once great country.

It is also not about stopping illegal workers, since those are able to WALK into the USA in their MILLIONS on an annual basis.

This is the truth about USVISIT and these systems in general:

Since January 2004, US-VISIT has processed more than 44 million visitors. It has spotted and apprehended nearly 1,000 people with criminal or immigration violations, according to a DHS press release.

I wrote about US-VISIT in 2004, and back then I said that it was too expensive and a bad trade-off. The price tag for “the next phase” was $15B; I’m sure the total cost is much higher.

But take that $15B number. One thousand bad guys, most of them not very bad, caught through US-VISIT. That’s $15M per bad guy caught.

Surely there’s a more cost-effective way to catch bad guys?

Yes indeed there is, and it does not involve this faddish Biometric madness.

USVISIT is a lie, just like your ID card scheme is a lie. It is there to control the decent people, the people with disposable cash who are economically active.

We also know how effective it can be. In trials using this new technology on visa applications at just nine overseas posts, our officials have already uncovered 1,400 people trying to get back into the UK illegally.

So, for 1,400 people, the liberty of the ENTIRE UK is going to be flushed down the toilet. BILLIONS are going to be spent setting it up, and we are going to have all of our details recorded and made available to anyone who wants to see them, for life.

I don’t think so.

A national identity system will have direct benefits in making our borders more secure and countering illegal immigration.

That is a lie. Illegal immigrants WILL enter this country, and they WILL find work. If they are not able to find work, and are not able to leave, then they will turn to crime to survive, unleashing a crime-wave the likes of which this isle has never before seen.

Biometric visas and residence cards are central to our plans and will be introduced ahead of ID cards. I also want to see ID cards made compulsory for all non-EU foreign nationals looking for work and when they get a National Insurance number. This will enable us, for the first time, to check accurately those coming into our country, their eligibility to work, for free hospital treatment or to claim benefits.

Biometric residence cards for EU citizens are illegal. In France, the ‘Carte de Sejour’ was found to be in contravention of EU law for anyone with EU citizenship wanting to live in France. This will be challenged and it will be put down.

I am convinced, as are our security services, that a secure identity system will help us counter terrorism and international crime. Terrorists routinely use multiple identities up to 50 at a time to hide and confuse. This is something al-Qa’eda train people at their camps to do.

More lies. All the Madrid bombers had valid ID, as did the ‘hijackers’ in ‘911’ and the people who perpetrated ‘7/7’. ID will do nothing to stop these outrages, and you know this Bliar you mass murderer. This argument has been defeated many times since it was first trotted out by the adulterer Blunkett. It was a lie then and it is a lie now, which is why you have written it like it is the truth. You are a liar. That is what you do.

It will also help us tackle the problem of identity fraud, which already costs 1.7 billion annually a figure that has increased by 500 per cent in recent years.

‘Identity Fraud’ is a problem of service providers and the customers they serve. The market will take care of it in a highly efficient way. For example, the market for paper shredders has skyrocketed because discarded paperwork is one of the root causes of people having their identities taken over. Remove the discarded paperwork, the threat is greatly diminished. That is the market solving problems efficiently. It is not the place of government to guarantee the identity of anyone to a business. Of course, this is not your true aim. Your true aim in this is to have a frictionless taxation system, where everyone and every penny they earn is taxable and transparent to you.

But that is another blog post.

Building yourself a new and false identity is all too easy at the moment. Forging an ID card and matching biometric record will be much harder.

But not impossible. Meaning that the small number of ID thieves that are working now will simply tool up to the next level, while the bleating UK population are fleeced, and the crime carries on unabated. And of course, since all the IDs of everybody in the UK will be in one place, criminals will have a one stop shop to get your ID from, and staffers in Whitehall will be happy to facilitate them, as they have been proven to be in the past.

There will also be the added ‘bonus’ to you, Bliar, of being able to look into everyones lives at will; you and the millions of people around the world who will be able to buy info on any UK citizen from the illegally created databases that will emerge, not to speak of the journalists, and corrupt civil servants who will make a fortune out of this gold mine.

The National Identity Register will help improve protection for the vulnerable, enabling more effective and quicker checks on those seeking to work, for example, with children.

The only evil here is you, Bliar. What this sentence actually means is astonishing. We have said on BLOGDIAL before how this will work. Everyone in this system will have a criminal record (even though the legislation does not provide for this). It will either be blank or not. Every company, individual an entity in the UK will be able to check wether or not you have a criminal record, simply by telephoning a service and dictating your number or asking you to swipe your card.

It should make it much more difficult, as has happened tragically in the past, for people to slip between the cracks. Crime detection rates, which fell steadily for decades, should also be boosted. Police, who will have access to the national database, will be able to compare 900,000 outstanding crime-scene marks with fingerprints held centrally.

This is total speculation. Bliar says it SHOULD make it more difficult, crime detection rates SHOULD be boosted. Its a gamble, and a gamble with the liberty of every British person in the land. It is unacceptable, even if the detection rates went up; after all, they do not keep criminals locked up long enough to make a difference, so this is totally absurd.

This is how a national identity system will help tackle some of the major challenges facing our country. However, I believe its benefits go beyond helping us counter problems. Biometric technology will enable us, in a relatively short period of time, to cut delays, improve access and make secure a whole array of services. By giving certainty in asserting our identity and simplicity in verifying it, biometrics will do away with the need for producing birth certificates, driving licences, NI and NHS numbers, utility bills and bank statements for the simple task of proving who we are.

The problem with all of this, is that in each of these scenarios, the government keeps a record of when you identified yourself, and where you were when you did it. They track you, keep you under surveillance, and none of this is needed to prove your identity. Systems can be developed that do not require a central database to verify identity but which are 100% infallible and accurate. Of course, these systems empower the user and leave the government with no way to centrally track you, which is why they were not pursued. This is a project of control, pure and simple, designed from the outset to facilitate the needs of government surveillance.

A national identity system will quickly become part of the national infrastructure. It should prevent us having to tell every agency individually when we move house. In future, we could be automatically alerted when our passports are running out.

Just because everyone might become used to it if it becomes reality doesn’t mean that its right. The people in the USSR were used to living in their totalitarian state for decades, so much so that when it ended, some of them wanted it to be brought back.

This line also demonstrates amply that every agency will know your address, because they are watching you.

So these are the benefits against which we have to gauge the disadvantages of introducing a secure national identity system. There are three main lines of attack the civil liberties argument, effectiveness and cost. I know this will outrage some people but, in a world in which we daily provide information to a whole host of companies and organisations and willingly carry a variety of cards to identify us, I don’t think the civil liberties argument carries much weight.

It doesn’t outrage us Bliar. After participating in the murder of 650,000 this is peanuts. Your points need to be shot down nonetheless.

Just because we CHOOSE to give our private data to organizations and companies, and because we WILLINGLY CHOOSE to carry a variety of cards for clearly defined purposes, doesn’t imply that YOU and your murderous cabal of genocidal traitors have the right to COMPEL us to carry YOUR CARD.

This is the difference that totalitarianists cannot understand; we choose what we want to do in a free society, and we let the market solve our problems. If there was a need for a centrally controlled database where your every move was under surveillance, accessible to every civil servant criminal and busybody, someone would have created it and sold it to the public. That is guaranteed. And what’s more, it would work VERY WELL unlike the IT projects that HMG perpetually fumble. NO one wants this when they find out what it really means. You know this, you liar.

More than two million shoppers in the US already use a “Pay by Touch” system that links their fingerprints to their bank accounts, and a similar system is on trial here in the UK.

Not compulsory, and your entire life is not laid bare to everyone through it, though your shopping habits are. These systems are facing opposition, which is due to grow exponentially once people find out what it really means to hand over your fingerprints like a criminal.

Parliament has attached important safeguards to the scheme, which should meet reasonable concerns.

Bhwaahhaahhahahahahahha!!!!!

Individuals will have the right to see what information is held on them; the register will not contain medical records or tax and benefits information;

That is a lie. We now know that the personal and private medical data of everyone in the UK is about to be uploaded to the NHS spine in 2007 (unless something is done about it) and to think that the NIR unique number that is issued to you will not be used as your universal patient number is simply absurd. 250,000 people will have unfettered access to the spine, meaning that once these two systems are up and running as designed, it will be trivial to match you with your medical records, and literally, millions of people will be able to see everything about you, including and not limited to, your medical records.

One of the reasons why this system is being built is, ostensibly, to cut benefit fraud. That means that anyone in the DSS system will have their NIR unique number in that database, meaning that all the people who have access to that system will be able to pass your information on that database to anyone else.

Any database run by HMG where your NIR unique number is attached to your name creates in effect, a virtual database, that is trivial to ‘short circuit’ into a connected single database, accessible as if it were a single entity. Everyone knows this.

This is an experiment not only in mass surveillance, but in how much intrusion and violation a civilized population will take before it breaks. That is why it is vital that no matter what the consequences, we all absolutely refuse to let it happen, by denying access to our GP records, not registering in the NIR by renewing our passports right now and not applying for new ones should the system come on stream. If we don’t do this, the message is, “fleece us, we don’t care”.

full accreditation will be required for any organisation that wishes to use the data and they will have to get consent from each individual before they access their details.

That is bullshit not only because of what I just wrote, but consent in this case means handing over your card for a swipe, which will be construed as consent for your records to be accessed. ‘Full accreditation’ in this case means anyone who can pay the trivially small fee for accessing the Identity verification service, which will be an online service, and if you are not accredited, you simply pay someone who is. More lies from the Maximum Liar.

It was also very clear from last week’s arguments about surveillance and the DNA database that the public, when anyone bothers to ask them, are overwhelmingly behind CCTV being used to catch or deter hooligans, or DNA being used to track down those who have committed horrific crimes. And that’s what surveys suggest, too, about their position on ID cards.

The surveys that have been done have been shown to be wholly inadequate because the questions used did not address what the ID card scheme actually means to the interviewee. Questions like, “If an ID card could cut crime, would you be for it?” does not tell us anything at all about the real opinion of the interviewee, and the people who ran these polls knew this when they conducted them. As I said before, people are waging their own infowar on this subject, and the facts about this system are so chilling people go ballistic when they understand what it all really means.

Then there is the argument that ID cards and the national register simply will not work. This rests largely on the past failures, which I accept exist, of IT projects of all governments. This, however, seems to me an argument not to drop the scheme but to ensure it is done well.

‘Done well’? Bliar, you have absolutely no understanding of databases and computers; in fact, you are computer illiterate. This is clearly demonstrated by your statements on this subject. You are a luser. An asshat, and a murderer. Your next victim will not be the freedom of the British.

There are plenty of examples of how this can be achieved. The Passport Service database, which holds 70 million records, has already issued 2.5 million biometric passports since March.

See? A total moron.

That leaves the cost to the individual. Here, too, there has been some confusion. I simply don’t recognise some of the figures that have been attached to ID cards which, too often, include the costs of biometric passports. This is unfair and inaccurate.

You will be MADE to ‘recognize’, Bliar!!!

We will have no choice but to have a biometric passport, if we want to travel abroad.

That is a lie. We DO have a choice. ‘Biometric Passport’ means only a digital photo as the minimum requirement to qualify as ‘Biometric’. All the rest of it, the eye scans, fingerprints etc is all optional.

The United States has started to require them.

Yes, and we should REALLY follow them further into the abyss shouldn’t we?

This will soon be the case throughout the world. On present estimates, biometric passports make up 70 per cent or around 66 of the cost of the combined passports/ID cards we want.

and will not get.

The additional cost of the ID cards will be less than 30 or 3 a year for their 10-year lifespan. Not a bad price for the problems I am convinced they will help us tackle and for the benefits they will bring. […]

Telegraph

My God, the evil of this man is beyond belief. The lying bastardy, the baseness, the misdirection, omission, ignorance…The only price that matters in this bogus equation is that of LIBERTY and FREEDOM. The value of liberty and freedom are infinite. That means you cannot use them in an equation of any kind where you are trying to do a cost benefit analysis. You traitor. And even if we were to take your figures seriously, which we do not, they are totally bogus. The cost of running the system must be taken in aggregate and not on the individual level, since that is the context in which the money is going to be spent. Also, the benefit is not to the individual, but to the state, and since the man in the street is being made to pay and not the state (yes, they really are two separate things, now more than ever) HMG is getting a total surveillance system for free. The only people who are benefitting financially are the venal vendors.

Tony Bliar is a bad guy. With this scheme, he is single handedly throwing away what greater men than him died for in two world wars. He is a traitor to this nation, as are all the people are helping put this together, and those who voted for it.

It is not too late however to dismantle the whole thing. It has been done before, right here in the United Kingdom There is no justification, no excuse, no rationale that can be trundled out to justify enslaving people.

That is the bottom line. That is what this system is; a radical dehumanizing slave grid. The answer is ‘no’ and this scheme will be destroyed; mark it well nunckle.

The Lion of the Desert

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

So, the kangaroo court of Bagdad has found The President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein ‘guilty’ and sentenced him to hang.

Well, if President Saddam Hussein is guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ then Bliar, Straw, Blunkett, and the entire camarilla cabinet that presided over the illegal lie-fueled invasion of Iraq and the mass murder of 650,000 people should also hang at the same time, along with their masters Bush, Cheyney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Perle, Kristol et al.

Its only fair. They have murdered FAR MORE people than President Saddam Hussein ever did.

Either way, history will show that President Saddam Hussein did something that the americans and their lap dog murder servants could never do; keep Iraq and its factions united in a single, country. One man, who they say is a ‘murderer’ did that for decades. Hundreds of thousands of american murderers, armed to the teeth, with the latest technology can’t even control checkpoints.

Still, they have the NERVE to talk about other countries. ANY other country.

The Return of Jultra

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

“Today I fear that we are in fact waking up to a surveillance society that is already all around us,” Mr Thomas said.”

Well duh. I could have told you that for free and saved the glorious social democratic state a few quid on your wages.

The reality is this, those cameras need to come

down

, people need to tearing them down like the Berlin wall.

And people should not be paying taxes or accepting ‘social political punishments’ based on amalgamated lifestyle data, government departments should not be sharing information and the human ID radical quantized pleb-grid needs to be liquidated.

Goodnight.

Jultra is back!

the hideous disgusting turd, Gordon Brown tries use global warming as a political weapon against the population to mold them into a new shape, against a backdrop with a strong lobby in the establishment for more war and police-state measures, I think we need to take a much harsher approach and stop fucking around.

Some have said that the best thing for the UK (and especially the US) would be a military coup. That sounds a dramatic and dangerous proposition and indeed it is, but in all honesty, I don’t think it’s something that we can afford to rule out either. I don’t see it happening but quite frankly, the problem is, if you just carry on like this things are just going to continue to get worse, so some sort of really major revolt at least is necessary.

A state with cameras everywhere logging car journeys, sticking bugs in wheelie bins, house arrest, internment, biometric ID slave grids, information sharing, a new even more intrusive census etc etc etc is not a legitimate entity at all, it is now a vile and illegitimate mess (note legislation doesn’t make something legitimate) and it’s vital that we understand that these things are wrong and to put it bluntly, they need to be disposed of and there is a strong impetus to dispose of them.

People like Jultra really UNDERSTAND what is going on and what needs to be done to fix it.

Any glimmer of legitimacy is now gone or at the very very least flickering out, but personally I would say gone. In my opinion, the rule of law or the process of the rule of law is sufficiently compromised and twisted as to make its meaning overall considerably problematic. A strong contributory factor in this is a logged, watched society where everyone lives in some quantized pleb-grid, which itself also eats away at the very meaning of the law.

You see?!

When the state becomes a complete meaningless failure run into the ground by degenerate socialists like Gordon Brown and David Miliband obsessed by their own egos who want to hurt people with their stream of putrid filth and remold peoples’ lives as if the country were their private socialist toy factory, I think the state is something we have to reassess the legitimacy of, reassess the meaning of, and I’m sorry to say therefore I think the case for supporting a state gone malignant, also in light of these plans with council tax, green taxes and so on has to be very strongly reassessed and people should not feel that pouring money into this catastrophe is anymore an appropriate thing to do than pouring money into a pedophile ring. New and existing forms of taxation should no longer be accepted by rolling your eyes and treating it as a kind of tolerable burden anymore. They should now be challenged.

For how many years have I been talking like this?

Also, kind of on this point, the BBC needs to go, it has proved itself an utterly worthless heap of poisonous sickly drivel for the most moronic and politically-crippled in society. If it doesn’t want ads, then it should become subscription-funded or die. The concept of a ‘state broadcaster’ and TV tax is an archaic nonsense that belongs in the dusty wardrobe of history.

like everything else, you should refuse to pay for it point blank.

In the current climate though, I don’t think the state as it currently is; a grotesque monument to New Labour’s perversion and to the repugnant cowardice of the civil service and council workers, has any real legitimacy anymore quite honestly, it’s a broken, stained monster that people should now start rejecting and viciously chipping away at with a view to getting rid of what it has been made into, and where it is heading, and trying to restore it to something more appropriate.

Again, as I’ve said before, this is not a case of this policy is bad, that policy bad, the whole thing is bad. And yes, I feel that the UK is in real trouble, it is quite literally broken. I think we have to say that, we have to accept that and frankly there now needs to be an organised zero-tolerance movement against what it has become. […]

http://jultra.blogspot.com/

As it was in the case of the the Berlin Wall, the decent people need to come out en-masse and tear down all CCTV in a day of action to free us from surveillance. I have said this before. As in the case of the former East Germany, there will be many people who are actually FOR the surveillance of everyone. They will be pushed out of the way.

A critical mass of disgust is coming, and this mass is aggregating at a rate that is the cube of the square of the numbers of people who are pissed off at whatever new horror HMG comes up with. Soon this enormous mass will collapse into a black hole that will destroy this country. It will then be re-born, bursting into a Quasar of a new and better Britain, where the bright light of millions of suns will NEVER allow a Bliar or a Brown or a Reid or a Blunkett or a Straw to ever again soil this beautiful island.

His very own ‘Oppenhiemer moment’

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

The Times November 02, 2006

DNA pioneer accuses the police of being overzealous By Stewart Tendler, Crime Correspondent

The man who developed DNA testing in the 1980s has attacked the spread of data collection by police as mission creep. Sir Alec Jeffreys said that the tool, which was meant to catch criminals who reoffend, has created a vast database of gene profiles of thousands of innocent citizens.

Professor Jeffreys, who is head of genetics research at Leicester University, said: Now hundreds of thousands of entirely innocent people are populating that database, people who have come to the polices attention, for example by being charged with a crime and subsequently released…

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2433318,00.html

Yet another scientist who’s work is being abused.

You remember Oppenhiemer and his post Manhattan success ‘Shiva’ quote don’t you? Google it if you haven’t got a clue about what I am talking about.