Category Archives: Civil Rights & Government Power

Effective Watch List Technology.

Watch List Resources? Given the failure of potential terrorist watch list protocols to prevent the recent Martin’s Place incident, what more might be done? Quite apart from metadata collection and collation, some form of automated video monitoring technology gives the … Continue reading

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Getting Off The Grid!

There was a time when most essential services were supplied by Government monopolies… Nowadays it seems these are mostly sold off to the private sector that has marked everything up to supply dividends to shareholders – not just cover the … Continue reading

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Cat Containment Push in Canberra

Cat Containment – a Political Correctness a Step Too Far! Ask any experienced pest controller and you will find that nearly every home in older suburbs have some rats in their ceiling or underfloor spaces. Cats keep their numbers down … Continue reading

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Burquas – Glassed Gallery in Parliament.

Does our parliament care so little about our kids that they would put those who wear such “threatening & confronting” attire in with school kids inside a soundproof glass encased gallery? We would not even hear their screams. “But they … Continue reading

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Australian Foreign Fighters Legislation Excessive.

I share the community horror at the brutal terrorism exhibited by ISIS/ISIL including radicalised Australians there in northern Syria & Iraq but the proposed laws seem to me to be cracking an acorn with a sledgehammer. Neither I nor my … Continue reading

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Missing Asylum Seeker Ship

Australia assessing refugees at sea http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/24374328/australia-assessing-refugees-at-sea/ Speculation is rife that a ship with Tamil asylum seekers bound for Australia and missing without communications since the weekend, has been intercepted by the RAN on the high seas with an alleged intent … Continue reading

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USA’s Phone Monitoring

With the swell of international revulsion re unreasonable NSA/PRISM privacy intrusion and even world leaders’ phones being monitored, I predict a push for hardware and massively parallel graphics processor based encryption and anonymised routing built into the next generation of … Continue reading

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