Sigh. But even more disturbing is our civil society slouching towards one in which anonymous complaints galvanize an entire ministry into punishing a parent, who by all accounts, is raising the kinds of kids we want.
And Skynet smiled
Copenhagen: The imposition of the largest tax grab on the western economies by unelected, unaccountable and undemocratic forces:
By Václav Klaus
Many thanks for the invitation and for the courage to organize such an important gathering in the moment when political correctness tells you not to do it.
We are meeting one month before the Climate Change Copenhagen Summit and several weeks before the U.S. Senate hearing regarding the cap-and-trade scheme. For these reasons, today’s meeting can’t be an academic conference, even though the topic still needs academic discussion. There is no consensus — neither in science, nor in economic analysis or politics.
I have already been at a UN Summit in Copenhagen before. It was in 1995 at the so-called Social Summit. At that time, the Summit was attended by then U.S. Vice President Al Gore who — so it seems — will be there again this year. I did also attend, as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, but I don’t plan to go there now. I don’t see any chance to influence the results or to be listened to. Continue reading
Internet game that awards points for people spotting real crimes on CCTV is branded ‘snooper’s paradise’. Who will watch the watchers?
One more reason to avoid merry olde england…..
the money quote:
‘There are more than four million cameras in the UK so everybody is on camera already, it is just that no one is watching the cameras.’
Players collect points by watching the cameras, which show CCTV images in real-time, and click a button every time they see something suspicious taking place.
*Bonus points for the name of the band and track with this post title as a sample…..