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I’m sure you want to call and tell me what’s on your mind. Perhaps a question as to why I do what I do. I’m open to questions if you do not want to leave a comment on my posts. Give it a try! I need a new reason to start blogging more frequently.

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“He told an Arab-American audience of 1,000 people that the U.S. is no longer just a black-white country, nor a country that is dominated by Christians and a powerful Jewish minority, given the growing numbers of Muslims, Hindus and other religious groups here.”

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Banned Tiny Toons

Now why would something like this be banned? I welcome the comments, although I hardly get any, and hope that many of you can understand that political correctness, being insensitive, or just being quiet about something is sometimes a double-edged sword.

10 million license plate reads a day!

Things that catch on across the pond tend to make their way over to the US. Fish & Chips, The British Invasion, Teletubbies, Dancing with the Stars, CCTV etc. Sometimes these “advancements” are not always welcomed with open arms but it appears that we’re not responsible enough to take care of ourselves. What is currently happening is yet another fine example of your liberties eroding away. BBC Special correspondent, Richard Bilton, writes about a new network of cameras and computers which will automatically log license plate numbers and be fully operational within months.

It is being hailed, by their own, as “the finest intelligence-led policing tool”. It is capable of reading over 10 million license plates a day. Information is then fed into the system where law enforcement can then determine the where-abouts of certain criminals on the loose. Some precincts that have implemented this system have reported an increase in arrests of 40%. The sword of justice, however, is double-edged. Read the BBC article further down and you will know about John Catt who should be entitled to his own opinions and be allowed to protest the war in a peaceful manner yet was wrongfully”marked” by this technology.

Right now, the technology and data that checks these license plates is unregulated. But as long as you’re not doing anything wrong, then you shouldn’t have to worry, right?

There will be a televised version of this story on BBC 2 on Monday. Hopefully, it will be made available on YouTube shortly thereafter.

Link to BBC Story.

From @emilythemom on Twitter and they sounded so good, it was worth bringing them here. Enjoy!

If I didn’t know her, she’s be the lady, I didn’t know.

Not even a well taken shot! Is this what my tax dollars paid for?

Not even a well taken shot! Is this what my tax dollars paid for?

Twouble with Twitters

In this age of communication, it’s so funny how we don’t talk anymore. People want us to get to the point. We don’t want to be burdened with fluff because it cuts into our schedule. Our lives have been condensed into 140 characters, :15 second ads, :30 min sitcoms, severely edited reality programming, and short email and chat sessions.

Yes, I feel like it’s one of those “get off my lawn” moments! I think I’m going to write a letter to the editor of my local newspaper – oh wait, do we still have those?

Authors have until 5 May to tell Google to get their money grubbing hands off their books, writes Jess Hill. After that, they can be scanned and uploaded to Google’s virtual library. Is this a case of copyright infringement or are they the Robin Hood of book lovers all over the planet?

As the article states, it’s a noble cause for Google to digitize all literature even when they were told not to, but their timing couldn’t have been more precise where we’re slowly seeing the declines of capitalism throughout the world. Tin foil hat anyone?

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