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16th-Jan-2009 08:12 am
Ahhhh blue !!!
No matter how many times we have been fooled into looking in the wrong direction, we still fall for it every time!

Guardian article on how our Government has changed the rules to reduce their accountability under the Freedom Of Information act.  Wasn't the whole point to make them more accountable? Or maybe the whole point was to make us more accountable; and this amendment to FOI was just waiting for an opportunity to be slipped in.

.. and so it continues: fewer freedoms, ever more accountability, massive surveillance of our traffic online and physical, all to be stored and analysed in proposed super databases.  All the while our politicians are building ways to protect themselves from the population.

If you don't want to believe that this government is corrupt, remember that their stay in power is only temporary.  What if the next lot to take power are less scrupulous?

Sometimes it feels like we are being stripped of all our freedoms and being prepared for a right royal shafting raping!

16th-Jan-2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Fancy joining my plans for emmigration?! I aim to leave the country around spring 2012... :P
21st-Jan-2009 12:08 pm (UTC) - lol
lol, I suggested something very similar to Tan in a related conversation. 2012 seems like a good year to leave society and go and live in the wilderness somewhere ...

17th-Jan-2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Aren't these the same ones who, when asked about the growth of the surveillance society, claim that only the guilty have something to hide?

Whether or not they're corrupt, by putting themselves beyond the reach of the law they're behaving like criminals. It's our money; if it embarrasses them for us to find out how they spend it, that's rather telling. Since they won't give specific information to refute my suspicions, I now feel justified in assuming that every MP is a profligate wastrel, spending thousands on yeti-hair cushions and gold-plated window cleaners.

Being prepared for a raping? No, I think they're just slipping it in nice and slow, with lots of spin, er, lube. One day we'll wake up and realise we're not alone in our beds. And that we have no virginal orifices left.
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