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Britain Risks ‘Sleepwalking Into Surveillance State’ – CCTV Watchdog – 28 January 2015

RT logoThe UK has too many CCTV cameras and the public is ignorant of the true extent of snooping, the government’s surveillance tsar has warned.

Tony Porter, the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner, said many of Britain’s millions of cameras are useless when it comes to combating crime.

In a biting critique, he said Europeans are shocked the British public readily accepts the number of cameras we have, adding we need a public debate and greater regulation.

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John Ward – Revealed: Why Neoliberal Hegemony Is As Much To Do With Ageing Up As Dumbing Down – 23 January 2015

JohnWAGEING EUROPE: When Alexis Tsipras triumphs on Sunday, analysts should appreciate the size of his achievement

This is a revealing table:

ukagedemo71-11ptnetIt shows, that, in the UK:

1. 45 years ago, there were 30% more young idealists

2. Today versus 45 years ago, there are 28% more cautious child-rearers Continue reading

Thousand Injured, 2 Dead In Manila ‘Jesus’ Parade Crush – 10 January 2015

RT logoTwo people died and nearly 1,000 more were injured after a million Filipinos flooded the streets of Manila in a mad rush to catch a glimpse of a highly revered Jesus statue. The chaotic procession foreshadowed Pope Francis’ visit next week.

READ MORE: Pope blasts Vatican bureaucrats for ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’, lists their 15 sins

For almost the whole of Friday, massive crowds swarmed around a carriage carrying the wooden Black Nazarene – a life-sized iconic statue of Jesus Christ carrying a cross – through the streets of the Philippines’ capital.

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NaturalNews – Mike Adams – 3D Printer Update: Lulzbot, FlashForge, Colorfabb Filament, T-Glase And More – 5 January 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) I spent most of the holiday working on 3D printer designs and calibrations, and I’ve learned a tremendous amount that I’d like to share with you. This is all very practical information you’ll need to have for the upcoming launch of www.FoodRising.org where I’ll be posting open source downloadable 3D printer files that you can print on your own 3D printer.

The biggest realization so far is that the Lulzbot TAZ 4 printer is not working with the filaments needed to produce these functional, water-tight objects. This is a disappointment because I love the Lulzbot company’s open source philosophy and overall sense of innovation and optimism. I’m optimistic that their new Lulzbot Mini — coming out in February — will overcome the filament feed problems I’ve experienced with the TAZ 4, and I will of course purchase one of the Minis and review it as soon as possible. Continue reading

LAPD Body Camera Footage Won’t Be Released To The Public – 23 December 2014

RT logoAs the Los Angeles Police Department prepares to outfit its force with body cameras during interactions with the public, civil rights groups are concerned over the idea that footage won’t be made public outside of court proceedings.

Body cameras are being touted as one way to increase accountability by recording police interaction with the residents, but questions are looming about what happens to the recorded footage and who controls the material. LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck recently said the footage would not be released to the public and would be available only through criminal and civil court proceedings, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Critics, like the American Civil Liberties Union, argue if this happens it will ensure zero accountability once 7,000 body cameras are deployed and officers know that footage won’t be seen unless it’s showing their side of the story (in criminal cases) or working against them in civil suits. That’s especially the case considering how many civil suits are filed, how often settlements are paid and how often officers are granted a minimum partial immunity in civil cases, the ACLU said.

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ActivistPost – Fracking Chemicals May Harm Reproduction And Developmental Health: Study – 6 December 2014

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Unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to release natural gas from underground rock. Recent discussions have centered on potential air and water pollution from chemicals used in these processes and how it affects the more than 15 million Americans living within one mile of UOG operations.

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How Much Tax Money Gets Paid To EU? Europeans Don’t Know, RT Poll Reveals – 1 November 2014

RT logoMost Europeans have no idea how much they pay the EU in taxes and are unable to correctly place Baroness Catherine Ashton within the bureaucratic system, a poll performed by RT in 10 European capitals has revealed.

RT correspondents interviewed nearly 200 people on the streets of Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Prague, Paris, Bratislava, Warsaw, Athens, London, and Berlin.

Those surveyed were asked to answer four questions about the European Union in which they live – including the whereabouts of the European Commission’s home, its top officials, and the contribution made by their country to the bloc’s budget.

The first question – Where is the European Commission headquarters located? – was the easiest and caused few problems to the respondents.

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