Archive for the ‘abuse’ Category
Identity and Passport Service has ‘custom built’ its own databaseTuesday, March 16th, 2010
Hillier, Minister at the Department for Work and Pension’s, said that the controversial ID scheme has ‘Jerry built’ three databases. “There is the one that holds the fingerprints and facial image, the biometric data, and then the other information which is broadly what is on your passport already and the third bit is the one that links the two,” she said.
In most system this would be separate tables in one database; not three separate databases. Is it any wonder that Governement employees are busily dumping data from database onto data sticks, which they then lose?
She also said that what was important about the identity card was the chip and suggested that in the future it may be possible to install the chip in another device. I suggest that we chip all MPs and RFID tag them too. If after 50 years we can see a decrease in MP criminality we can consider rolling it out to the larger population.
Tehran 27th December 2009Sunday, December 27th, 2009
Whether it is in the name of Huitzilopochtli, Jesus, Jehovah, or Mohammed, theocracies have been some of the most oppressive and reactionary States this world has ever known. Killing your citizens is an act of cowardice. Doing so in the name of religion is irreligious.
Alan Johnson – a craven shiteFriday, November 27th, 2009
CourageTuesday, January 6th, 2009
Then and NowSaturday, June 28th, 2008
In answer to a question from Christopher Price MP, Home Secretary Merlyn Rees said that under the control of the Metropolitan Police there are nine closed-circuit television cameras on fixed sites used mainly for crowd and traffic control.
Mr Rees added: "The Home Office has asked chief officers to satisfy themselves that the use of surveillance equipment is justified in all circumstances and is authorised at an appropriately senior level in the force. Chief officers are well aware of the sensitivity of material obtained in this way’.
Surveillance not to be used to catch litter droppers
Council leaders have been warned this week to stop using surveillance equipment to crack down on “trivial” matters such as “dog fouling and littering”.
In a letter sent to councils this week, Sir Simon Milton, Conservative chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) called on authorities to undertake an urgent review of surveillance operations carried out under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).
The letter stated that powers in the Act should only be used after “careful consideration” and that the required operations are “necessary and proportionate to prevent or detect a criminal offence”, as stipulated in the Act
Discovery of Amazon TribeSaturday, June 7th, 2008
Ten days ago news was released of the discovery of a tribe of Amzonian Indians in rainforest in the state of Acre in Western Brazil.
The last tribe to be contacted were the Murunahua tribe in neighbouring Peru, 50% of which subsequently died of colds and other illnesses.
With modern society on their doorstep the clock cannot be turned back, but they should be allowed the time and space to decide how and when they will interact with the 21st century. To that end they need to be protected from loggers, gas and oil speculators, and Evangelical Christians.
Cyclone NargisFriday, May 16th, 2008
Today is two weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma and the miltary junta are still pissing about over whether aide should be allowed into the country and who should distribute it.
What a bunch of arseholes!
Whilst a small amount of aide is trickling into the country most of it is being taken by the military, hardly any is reaching those affected.
Some Governments are just more wrong than others.
Anyway congratulations to the Burmese Government on being the first winners of the Shit of the Week Award.
No jabs, no school says Labour MPSunday, May 11th, 2008
Children who have not received all their vaccinations should not be allowed to start school, a Labour MP has suggested.
Speaking in the left-wing Fabian Society magazine, Mary Creagh said the move would increase the uptake of the controversial MMR vaccine.
In the same article however Dr Hamish Meldrum British Medical Association chairman, said “A Stalinist approach like this would be likely to backfire on an unprecedented scale and increase opposition to vaccinations”.
Unfortunately he may be right. These anti-vaccine groups like creationists will stop at nothing to promulgate their ignorance of science. Any whiff of compulsion about vaccinations will only give rise to accusations of conspiracy.
These people need to be confronted wherever they appear and given a good slap. A good debunking site is The Millenium Project, clicking on the image in this post will take you to more images.
The image itself comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.