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2015 08 14

sure, shove that probe up my arse ~ i don't mind
 

the emergence of society in the latter day surveillance state forces me to validate myself to authority with alarmingly increasing frequency

since the sixties when Diefenbaker protested that only 'cows are numbered', we have gone from identification numbers, to compulsary documents and certificates that require photographs, fingerprints, and (soon enough) finger and eye scans

all to be collected in a biometric database that allows me to be profiled in rampant tracking of my activities

besides the obliteration of privacy, it also makes me subject to the suspicions of a state which doesn't trust its citizens unless tracked

this is a serious threat to my innate freedom


click to go to brad mcginty's site

entire populations are subjected to oppressive measures
though citizens have an absolute right not to be interfered with

Closed Circuit Television Cameras since 9/11
USA 30 million; Britain 4.2 million

gps location trackers in vehicles, and ~ coming (replacing barcodes):
radio frequency identification chips on your purchased items
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click for larger image
this may not seem such a big deal, but . . .
 

                this is private property (ours)
                the local municipality maintains a data base of high definition aerial photographs of every inch within its jurisdiction
                it has no business here as the property is not served with any municipal services, yet it can at will enlarge very small portions of it for viewing
                we experience this as an invasion of our privacy
 

                . . . this is the new normal

 

check these out:
Queen's univerity's Surveillance Project
the Privacy Advocates ~ resisting the spread of surveillance
Surveillance Studies and its on-line, open access, Journal
the Identity Trail investigation, and its access to government information manual

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Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted.
People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.
Be irrepressible an Amnesty International campaign

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how to bypass internet censorship at Floss Manuals
download 32 page Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship

monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe: State Watch
Citizen Lab: social movements, civic activism, and democratic change in a planetary polity
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       RCMP can contact Microsoft Law Enforcement Security which is able to identify a computer through a numeric code and geo-locate it.
       Already in 2008 arstechnica ~ one of many websites of Conde Nast (publisher of the New Yorker, Vogue, and Wired) reported:
       Microsoft law enforcement tool bypasses PC security and devices have been distributed to law enforcement agencies around the world since 2007.
       The Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, or COFEE for short, is a USB thumb drive that contains software capable of executing approximately 150 separate commands. Once plugged in, COFEE can be ordered to decrypt system passwords, display a history of internet activity, and search the system for evidence.
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                 even the mainstream press is beginning to find it all a bit much
                 " . . . instead of fearing Big Brother, we adopted and domesticated him
                 " . . . we're willing to give up the most fundamental human freedom of all.
                 "The right to be alone. The right to be private.
                 "The right to be treated as responsible, independent adult citizens."

  Artizans


Criminal Code needs update, says Alberta's Minister of Justice:

"The idea that we can now have people walk into a 7-eleven and pick up . . . disposable cellphones and all of that. We need systems in place so that police are able to require information to be kept so they're able to track who is making use of all these things."

and notepaper as well, one would think ~ so that police can check what we're writing


~ for another greenpeace action at the tarsands see [poisoned for profit]
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inflicting [terror] by humiliation
"security" officers reduce 82-year and 4-year olds to tears at calgary airport
[beware that the herald (like all major news media sites) attempts to set an inordinate number of cookies]

2011 01 16 and a national news sensation . . .
                 the Calgary Herald reported 2011 01 14 that "the federal agency in charge of airport security screening said it will apologize for hassling an 82-year-old who said she was mistreated while on her way home to Abbotsford, B.C., last week.
                 "Meanwhile, another report emerged that a "terrified" four-year-old girl was subjected to a 20-minute security inspection at the same airport this week, including pat-downs, restraint and multiple scans of her doll." [she was traveling with her parents to saskatoon]

Elderly women complain of JFK airport strip search
Agence France-Presse ~ December 7, 2011

                 Three elderly American women, one of whom has a colostomy bag, are complaining they were subjected to a strip search by security staff at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.
                 "This was outrageous," Lenore Zimmerman, 84, told a Florida television station on Monday. "For some reason, they decided I look like a terrorist."
                 All three women said they were ordered to take off their clothes in a private screening room. One has diabetes and another has a defibrillator.
                 Zimmerman told WSVN she was ordered to "pull my pants down."
                 The alleged incidents took place over the busy travel week around the Thanksgiving holiday last month.

Dilbert
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The Cost of 9/11 and the Creation of a National Security Establishment
 click for full report ~ 2011 09 07
since the year before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States
Canada has devoted an additional $92 billion to national security
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                                                   2011 12 22


Normalcy at Toronto Pearson International Airport
"Beyond the Border" [Government of Canada site]
~ new USA-Canada agreement will "ease screening" by making it even more onerous,
and subject travellers to biometric data collection to be shared between the two countries
 

the plan is drawing criticism from the "Council of Canadians",
and Foreign Policy in Focus says the deal is an effort to expand the free trade pact
"The continentalists are out of the cupboard," it says.
"The United States and Canada are taking another crack at North American integration."
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. . . offspring of the military industrial complex

Overblown
from the publisher
: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

           A real but limited threat has been "inflated to produce widespread and unjustified anxiety," said John Mueller in his 2006 book.
           "The terrorism industry and its allies in the White House and Congress have preyed on our fears and caused enormous damage. It is time to rethink the entire enterprise and spend much smaller amounts on only those things that do matter: intelligence, law enforcement, and disruption of radical groups overseas. Above all, it is time to stop playing into the terrorists' hands, by fear- mongering and helping spread terror itself."

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Communications Security Establishment Canada
 

 

"CSE spokesthing Christine Callahan responds with the claim that CSE has actually 'enhanced' its public reporting.
"The only thing I can say in response to that is at least one thing about the agency is becoming increasingly transparent: the bullsh!t emanating from their public affairs staff. I'd very much like to trust that CSE will never abuse its growing powers. But how do you trust people who tell bald-faced lies?"

longtime CSE watcher
Bill Robinson

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2015 03 14 National Day of Action ..
from google:
Anti-terror bill opponents stage 'National Day of Action ...
globalnews.ca/.../anti-terror-bill-opponents-set-for-national-day-of-actio...
8 hours ago - A protester holds up a sign at an anti-Bill C-51 demonstration in Halifax.
... rally against c51, the omnibus security bill.
 

:actions across the country against Bill C-51 on March 14. People are picketing their member of parliament's offices, rallying, marching, talking and building awareness about this new assault on our civil liberties. Visit rabble.ca

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            DON'T SPY ON ME!
 

Canadian government's security agencies have been spying on law abiding Canadians engaged in peaceful activities
secret hearings in Vancouver from August 12-14, 2015, examines abuses resulting from Anti-Terrorism Act after complaints by the
BC Civil Liberties Association
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