Tuesday 28 October 2008

Portable Fingerprint Scanners on Trial in the UK

This is an elephant in the living room as far as Big Brother Conspiracy goes!

Take no comfort from Mr Wheeler’s reassurances about the data not being saved and how the officer will delete your fingerprints in front of you if you like. This is not the real problem; the most dangerous effect this procedure will have is psychological and sociological. In the same way that a “small-scale harmless” school library database (Background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2007/11/this-is-drawing-done-by-my-12-year-old.html) is not so much the problem as the psychological effects the practice of continuous fingerprint checks will have on the population. We are being psychologically acclimatized to considering the Database State normal and everyday. This is especially serious with children, but the adult population are not immune. It’s slowly creeping up on us! The attitude that this "Papieren Bitte!" Identity Check Culture (Background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2007/09/papiere-bitte-snaps-fingers.html) is normal and everyday.

If I’m stopped by the police and asked to give my fingerprint on this portable machine I will politely but firmly refuse and explain the officer exactly the same reasons as I do in this article.

Saturday 25 October 2008

Being Bullied? YOU are to blame!


Terrific! So the solution to being ridiculed is to change our ways to appease those who ridicule us! Why don't those doing the ridiculing be made to change their ways... you know like stop riducling people! Duh!

Something similar happened to me when I was at school. I was being bullied and had to attend a special needs class with the Orwellian name of "Education for Living". The tutor taking the class (who had the unlikely name of Miss Blow- no joke!) was almost falling over herself with suggestions of changes I could make to my lifestyle that would stop the bullies targeting me. At no point did she suggest that it was the bullies who needed to change their ways and stop bullying. This is Prime Conformsim. It wasn't the bullies fault it was mine! It's like the rapist saying "she was asking for it!"

Think of the message this gives out. Violence is fine. Violating people for merely being different is fine. Being different is NOT fine. If you're bullied because you're different YOU are the one at fault! You're to blame for not being a clone

Wednesday 22 October 2008

Gary McKinnon loses his Case

(Background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/04/gary-mckinnon.html and http://freegary.org.uk/)

There's been some news from Gary McKinnon's legal team and it's bad I'm afraid:

Hacker Gary McKinnon to be extradited to US within days
Author: Ian GrantPosted: 18:02 13 Oct 2008Topics: Business Continuity
Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon's final appeal to be tried in Britain was turned down this afternoon. He is expected to be extradited to the US within days, where he faces charges that he was responsible for "the greatest military hack in history".
A statement from Gary McKinnon's lawyers, Kaim Todner, said, "The secretary of state has advised via the Treasury solicitors that despite Mr McKinnon's diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome [an autistic condition] she will now be making arrangements for his extradition based on her order for extradition of 4 July 2006.
"She has failed to make any request for repatriation to the US when other countries make similar requests on behalf of their citizens."
McKinnon's attorney, Karen Todner, said she has asked Secretary of State Jacqui Smith for permission to seek a judicial review of the decision to extradite McKinnon. Smith will give her decision tomorrow morning.
If granted, McKinnon will have 14 days to apply for the review, which will be held by the High Court. If he decides not to ask for the review he will have 10 days to prepare himself for extradition.
Todner described McKinnon as "devastated". "He has been suffering from depression for several months now," she said.
She added she was "optimistic" that Smith would grant permission for the judicial review.
McKinnon has failed in his appeal against extradition in every available court in the UK and Europe.

I've suggested on the FreeGary website that we picket the airport when they try to fly him out; either that or form a human shield around his house.

Monday 20 October 2008

19 More British UFO Files Released

The Ministry of Defence has declassified another wave of UFO files. You can download them from the National Archives here: http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ . There are 19 in this batch and they cover the period between 1986 and 1992.

As always these make interesting reading, although they lack any significant overall analysis or conclusion. However such analysis may well exist, but remains classified. I saw Nick Pope on GMTV this morning. He’s a man I met at the Now That’s Weird Conference in June where I talked to him extensively and reviewed his speech here: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2008/06/now-thats-weird-conference-2008.html . He had a tough time with Jon Stapleton and Fiona Philips; Fiona said “Well I don’t believe a word of it, but I suppose we should keep an open mind.” Nick replied: “I’m not saying for certain that we’re being visited by aliens, only that some UFO’s cannot be explained away by down-to-Earth means; they exhibit speeds, manoeuverability and behavior that no man-made aircraft could.” The newly-released reports include several close encounters with commercial aircraft in Kent and Northern Ireland. The Kent incident is particularly alarming because it was reported by an airliner flying low over Lydd that nearly collided with a “brown missile”.

Related links:
BBC News spot: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7680061.stm

Saturday 18 October 2008

Big Brother is in Trouble!


Things are looking bad for the government’s Big Brother agenda! The House of Lords has voted decisively to reject the proposed increase of the internment period from 28 to 42 days. If this law had passed it would have meant that the police would have been able to arrest you and hold you without charge for 6 weeks! They could have done that to anybody and would not have needed to give any reason at all! See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1077672/UK-faces-major-terror-plot-warns-minister--just-hours-Government-ditches-42-day-detention-plan.html

This same week BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association and several other trade unions of air travel workers are taking action to prevent their members being used as “guinea pigs” for the National Identity Card scheme: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/oct/12/idcards . As I say in the linked background article above, the government is picking off one section of society at a time to introduce the ID card system by stealth, but if we get wise to them, it won’t work.

Gordon Brown immediately struck back with a speech about the dangers of terrorism. It concerns me that if their Big Brother agenda really isn’t working and the people are determined to refuse it, the government might resort to staging another “terrorist atrocity” to ram the message home. If such an event occurs we must keep our heads and remain focused; don’t forget that it will be in all likelihood, like 9/11 and 7/7 certainly were, a black-budget military operation designed to look like a terrorist attack.

Sunday 12 October 2008

A Real Ghost Train?

I’ve had another sighting of a strange phenomenon that could be a ghost or something similar! It took place when I was on a train last Thursday evening on my way home from visiting "Ustane", a woman I've shortly begun a relationship with, in Nottinghamshire.

I was feeling very drowsy and a lot of hypnotizing, loud vibration was coming from the carriage I was in. Hence I was lulled into a kind of half-sleep in my seat and that’s when it happened. I caught sight on an entity reflected in the carriage window. It was dark outside and the train’s interior was well lit so it was reflected very strongly, if not completely clearly, and with the inevitable distortions that window reflection causes. It looked like a large man with a bald head, or very thin hair. He was wearing a white, long-sleeved garment like a steward’s jacket. Unfortunately because I was in a half-sleep state I couldn’t move my gaze or focus my eyes, so I couldn’t make out any other details. I could see that the reflection was coming from a real object which lay in my peripheral vision, but I was stuck staring fixatedly at the same spot, the window. It’s hard to say how long this experience lasted, but it must have been a few minutes or so. The entity didn’t move or make any sound; he just stared at me. He was standing in the aisle between the two rows of seats, four rows (about ten feet) ahead of me. I felt no vibes of love or positive feelings from him, but I felt no hostility either. I just felt that he was studying me very carefully but dispassionately. When I snapped awake he instantly vanished. I looked around me but he was nowhere to be seen. This incident happened at about 8.30PM on the journey between the stations of Derby and Birmingham New Street. When I returned to Nottinghamshire the following week I told Ustane about my experienced and she gasped. She ran upstairs and brought down her photo album. She pointed to an old black-and-white photo and asked: "Is this what you saw?" I said "Yes; or something very similar." The photo was of a man behind a pub bar weraing a white stewards' jacket. "That's my dad." she said. "He died in 1988."

I must stress that I'd never seen this photo or been given any description of Ustane's father before that time. Well, if what I saw on the train was Ustane's father it explains his interest in me! Like any dad, he wants to know what kind of blokes his daughter is associating with. I hope I met with his approval!