Orwell was Right...Just 25 Years Early in his Prediction

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MKTrader, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. what was the deal with Amazon deleting Orwell's work from individual's computers?

    i mean ... did that really happen?!?

    it's right up there with taxing Carbon.
  2. Tester


    Scary where this could lead.

    I ran across this story on a tech news site and found many of the posters on the discussion thread were in support of this program.

    What is next?

    Put cameras in home to:

    Make sure the people watch the evening news so they can be "informed citizens"?

    Make sure people watch the "correct" channel for the evening news?
  3. I'm no CTer, but the government, at many units, already literally has cameras, whether red light cameras or other surveillance cameras, that, in conjunction with private firms, make it almost impossible to not be filmed in real time whenever you leave your home.

    The government already has cameras that can see you inside your home, through the exterior walls, etc. http://www.therawfeed.com/2007/12/new-lobster-vision-cam-sees-through.html

    Nothing's going to stop this train.

    All in the name of national security.

    The apparatus is always used against citizens after the fact and tax funds flow.
  4. Banjo


  5. THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

    The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes

  6. Easy Canada Boy. Wait until December.


  7. I hate Chicago. I could never live there. Good food, good places for young horny Mid-Western girls. But the weather makes the place uninhabitable for 8 months outta the year.

  8. TGregg


    LOL. Sounds like quite a country. A few other stories from the same rag:



  9. cstfx


    More Orwellian Bullshit:


    Cornyn Questions WH’s Call to Report ‘Fishy’ Behavior on Health Care

    Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is taking issue with a Tuesday posting on the official White House blog in which the Obama administration asks supporters to report back when they receive “an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy” to an official e-mail address: flag@whitehouse.gov.

    “I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests,” Cornyn writes today in a harshly worded letter to President Barack Obama in which he asks the president to immediately halt the effort.

    It’s not the first time the Obama operation has asked supporters to report back on misinformation spread about the president on the Web—but those efforts were largely conducted through his campaign operation and more recently through the party’s political arm at the Democratic National Committee.

    Cornyn, a former member of the Texas state Supreme Court, further suggests that the data that is collected by the White House could “raise the specter of a data collection program.”

    “As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.”

    That's it: turn yer neighbor in and Our Leader will look kindly on you!

    WTF has this country come to?
    #10     Aug 5, 2009