Monday, February 23, 2009

Rail travel and Big Brother

In the strict regulation of our lives it seems the railways may be taking a leading role. Being a functional socialist ideal - the mass transit of the populous on a highly regulated basis - we’ve already witnessed Big Brother encroachment through CCTV on trains and stations as standard, restrictions on photography on railway property (although this has never been clarified, one camp believing that the extra eyes and ears of railway enthusiasts help the British Transport Police in their job of vigilance, while another camp, no doubt engendered by officialdom, believes it has a ‘terrorist’ potential), the use of electronic ticket barriers at the city mainline stations that are also being introduced as a means of denying the general public a short cut in getting from one side of the railway to another (eg Sheffield and soon York and many others). Add to this the introduction of smart card schemes like Oyster Card, capable of tracing and tracking your every journey and you have the makings of highly regulated control of the system’s users. Unlike private transport (until satellite tracking becomes standard in every car), public transport and particularly rail, is tailor-made for such BB oversight.

One might also add the proliferation - particularly on South West Trains - of command-like announcements, continually reminding us to buy a ticket before we get on ‘one of our trains’, not to mention the endlessly repeated ‘mind the gap between the train and the platform edge when alighting the train’ and ‘please remember to take all of your belongings with you when you leave the train’, ‘please tell a member of staff if you see anything suspicious’, ‘please keep all items with you at all times’ and lest we forget, ‘CCTV is in operation on this train’, the ‘for your safety and comfort’ bit now deleted putting the onus on us all being potential miscreants.

On the surface of it, these announcements are wholly unecessary, stating the obvious and making a mockery of common sense. But covertly, they are all part of conditioning an unthinking public into robotically accepting commands. On stopping trains where a whole plethora of these are often repeated, I feel like telling the bloody bitch to ‘shut up’. Yet others seem unaware or just oblivious to it. That’s worrying.

The use of automatic ticket barriers at large through stations, particularly outside London, seem to me to be a total waste of money and when used as an obstruction to the general public who merely wish to get from one side of the station to the other, a gross inconvenience. The main reason cited for the introduction is revenue protection, but at stations like York where the bulk of travellers are going medium to long distance to a wide variety of destinations using a wide variety of ticket types many of which aren’t recognised by the machine and whose gates are too narrow to accommodate the large amounts of luggage people on long-distance journeys tend to carry, (unlike, say London Bridge which caters for commuters, most of which use standard season tickets from a narrow range of destinations in commuter-land), they become a definite hindrance and anyway revenue protection is usually conducted on the trains and the station barriers need to be manned to allow people with luggage to pass though the manual gates! As Alan Williams pointed out in the latest edition of Modern Railways, anyone wanting to bunk the system and chance the on-board ticket inspections can do so by purchasing a ticket to the first port of call that the train is making. No, it’s about getting people to conform, conditioning them to electronic barrier checks and adopting an impersonal sheep-like herding principal. Airports are masters of the art.

The innocent days of rail travel are coming to an end as the whole system, particularly in the South East, is beginning to succumb to state-imposed authority and political correctness, which is, of course, a form of fascism.

And on a appropriate note this email from Peter Tatchell just arrived in my inbox

Taking Liberties - Last few days

The marvellous, extraordinary Taking Liberties exhibition at the British Library in London ends this coming Sunday, I  March.


It tells the story of the heroic struggle for freedom and social justice in Britain, from the Magna Carta to the present day. It shows that all our liberties and rights were fought for and won by the blood, sweat and tears of millions of ordinary people.

It reminds us to defend the freedoms that previous generations gained, so that we can continue enjoying them and hand them on to generations yet to come.

This is more important than ever, as the Labour government continues the biggest peace-time assault on civil liberties since the era of the French revolution: 28 days detention without charge, restrictions on protests near parliament, indefinite house arrest without trial for terrorist suspects, ID cards, mass interception of private emails and phone calls without warrants, CCTV surveillance and tracking of the movement of individuals and vehicles, and the seizure of terror suspects assets without them being allowed to know why they are suspected or the evidence against them - and with no right of appeal to an open court or jury.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Man-made global warming - a consensus?

What do the banking crisis, the war on terror and man-made global warming all have in common? Well, they are all deliberately contrived and they are all inextricably linked.

The first has been contrived as a means of imploding worldwide economies to usher in a centralised banking and regulatory control system, giving the ‘cabal’, as I term them - those unelected central Illuminati figures who have and continue to control all aspects of our lives - unbridled financial power over the world and it is a real threat.

The second has also been contrived to fabricate a continually perceived enemy that can be used as a means to invade strategically important countries to the ‘cabal’ like Iraq and Afghanistan and in the process deprive us of our liberties and encase us in a ‘prison-like’ state of global centralised control and surveillance ‘for our own safety’ against such radical groups as al Qaeda, who are merely a mercenery force employed by the CIA to do their dirty work by proxy. This is a threat only in as much as our governments wish to make it so.

The third and final ‘threat’ is also wholly contrived and is based entirely on fallacy and fabricated science with an aim of levying a global tax on carbon emissions and provide vast profits out of the trading of carbon credits for the benefit of the ‘cabal’. But this threat of man-made or anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is non-existant.

All three are part of one driving aim, the centralising of power among those élite and so are inextricably linked although, to many, may look like quite separate concerns.

Growing dissent
But questions are now being continually raised as the world is slowly waking up to the fact that these ‘threats’, if taken at face value, seem to leave a lot of questions unanswered from the reckless and quite extraordinary behaviour of banks and financial institutions in the last decade or so, to the inconsistencies and downright implausible official versions of seminal events like 9/11 and 7/7 and the war on terror. And now there is a growing censensus among leading scientists that directly challenges that other so-called consensus on man-made global warming.

Here are some telling quotes taken at random from the delegates at the recent 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, but which the media at large ignores:

“As far as the science (on man-made global warming) being ‘settled’, I think that is an obscenity. The fact is the science is being distorted by people who are not scientists” Dr Paul Reiter, The Pasteur Institute, Paris.

“This conference demonstrates that the (scientific) debate in not over. The climate is not being influenced by carbon dioxide”. UN IPCC scientist Vincent Gray of New Zealand.

“The 2000-year (temperature) trend is not flat, so a warming period is not unprecedented” Climate researcher Dr Craig Loehle, formerly of the Department of Energy Laboratories.

“There are lots of sceptics out there, all over the US and the rest of the world. (Global warming) has been over-hyped tremendously; most of the climate change we have seen is largely natural. I think we are brainwashing our children terribly” Dr William Gray, meteorologist and hurricane expert.

“There is no evidence that that CO2 has ever driven or will ever drive world temperatures and climate change. The consequence of that is worrying about CO2 is irrelevant. Our prediction is that world temperatures will continue to decline until 2014 and probably continue to decline after that.” UK astrophysicist Piers Corbyn.

“There are thousands of scientists around the world that say this issue is not settled. The climate is not being influenced by carbon dioxide”. Meteorologist Art Horn.

“The fluctuations in Earth’s temperature are caused by astronomical phenomena. The combined effect of all greenhouse gases, albedo changes and other Earthly changes account for no more than 3°C of the changes during transitions between ice ages and inter galacial” Physics professor emeritus Dr Howard Hayden of the University of Connecticut.

According to an article by Marc Moran in the latest edition of Nexus magazine - from which the above quotes were given - the oft-repeated notion that there is a ‘consensus’ of hundreds or even thousands of scientists affiliated in agreement to the UN IPCC statements on climate change just does not hold up to scrutiny.

The mere title, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, seems to say it all. It’s governmental doctrine, it’s politicised with a political end in mind - global carbon taxation - and as such the spectre of man-made global warming is baloney! (See elsewhere on this blog for an in-depth analysis on the man-made global warming myth.)

Let’s hope that this groundswell of dissent grows and highlights equally eloquently, the similar orchestrated fraud being committed concurrently in banking, the war on terror and the mainstream media (largely run by the same global crime cabal syndicate) who routinely deflect such dissenting views and open debate on these subjects and that the dots are all joined together and a bigger, true, picture realised by all.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Banking Blame

The pathetic public spectacle of the bankers on trial sickenly braced our TV screens yesterday. Former bosses of HBOS and RBS were grilled by the government’s Treasury Select Committee in which they made token apologies to a country pretty well pissed off by the seemingly reckless activities of over-paid and opportunistic chief banking executives. Chairman of the committee, John McFall heard admissions from the four that
• They did not have any formal banking qualifications.
• Hornby was still being paid £60,000 a month to work as a consultant for HBOS.
• McKillop did not fully understand some of the complex financial instruments his bank was using.

McFall also noted a hint of arrogance in their later responses to questioning.

No satisfactory answer was given as to why they had taken such reckless decisions, losing each bank vast sums of money.

I would suggest the reason why no answers were forthcoming was because they were put up to it by a higher order, that hidden banking cabal that is so intent on deliberately creating a giant financial chasm from which they can consolidate and build a new global banking dynasty on the back of a desired global governance, bleeding the world’s economies dry in the process. This isn’t the story of four rather foolish and reckless executives, it’s the story of four well-paid patsy’s whose embarrassment today is a mere bagatelle in a game of corporate manipulation in which they have been used as key players. Far from falling from the heady heights of massive bonuses into penal servitude - which should be their fair punishment - they will, no doubt, find comfortable seats in high places for deeds done on behalf of their masters while we the tax-payers foot the bill for their banks bailouts!

All the more important that we get confirmation of what was really going on behind senior banking executive office and boardroom doors over the last decade or so.

One such whistleblower, Paul Moore, has courageously and rightfully revealed that his sacking back in 2005 followed his warning then that HBOS was engaging in aggressive sales practices which threatened its stability. This is a severe embarrassment for the then head of HBOS, Sir James Crosby, who today resigned as deputy chairman of the Financial Services Authority but who acted as advisor to Gordon Brown. As Sir Michael Fallon, a member of the treasury committee currently probing the banking crisis, said on BBC’s Today programme “Moore's claims went to the heart of the mistakes made by Britain's top bankers”.

Indeed they do and the more the select committee can unearth the dirtier the linen will become.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. But just how much further will Fallon and his colleagues be allowed to wander into the restricted territory of the banking cabal’s private life? Not very far my guess would be, otherwise the knowledge that men like Crosby were actively encouraged to engage in the destabilisation of banks like HBOS through reckless and unjudicious practices and with others of his ilk being engaged in similar activities in other banks, would begin to bring down the whole pack of cards. This in turn would expose this conspiracy which has been formulated deep within the central banking/Illuminati cabal to create a financial collapse from which a new, centralised global banking conglomerate can emerge - just the sort of institution that politicians have been increasingly calling for, as they have been told to, in recent months. That would bring us to the root cause of this crisis and everything that is meant to subtend from it.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Latest from NO2ID

In its second reading in the House of Commons on 26th January Henry Bellingham (Conservative) made a very apt statement about the proposed Coroners and Justice Bill "The Bill contains some good ladders, but it has one appalling snake - it is a 50-ft python - in the form of the data protection proposals ... the proposals are very worrying, because they would undermine the whole essence of the data protection legislation." Precisely! As I pointed out in the last NO2ID update, this legislation wholly undermines any protection we may have under the Data Protection Act. See

Response following NO2ID’s request to ensure as many constituents urged their MPs to challenge the dreadful proposals embodied in the Coroners and Justice Bill has been very effective in bringing to the fore the iniquities of what this bill proposes. David Howarth (Lib Dem) wishes to have the bill struck off because of its enabling power to have any government department obtain personal information however it wishes. Dominic Grieve (Con), the new Shadow Secretary for Justice decried the unbridled data sharing that would result from the bill’s passing and demanded removal of the damning clause 152. The Chair of the Joint Committe on Human Rights, Andrew Dismore (Lab) also viewed the contentious clauses 151-154 with serious concern.

But even if the contentious parts of bill are defeated, this is only one of many others that seek to introduce such sweeping powers. The upcoming Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill and the Communications Data and the Interception Modernisation Programme, which are all set to violate our rights of privacy, have to be challenged. This battle will be ongoing and will require endless vigilance and challenge if we are to have the slightest hope of retaining respect and due privacy as citizens.

Privacy concerns have also been highlighted in a document recently published by Privacy International. In their report they illustrate the ways in which these powers could be used "Data on students' course attendance and library borrowing passed to immigration and security services in bulk; Information from party conference registrations passed on from police to government departments and electoral commission; Census data passed to government departments".

With the government’s plans for the ID Scheme proving problematic the Home Office is still intent on rolling out ID cards in several ‘beacon’ areas this year. Manchester is one of those locations and is being set up to ensure things run smoothly. Wishful thinking on the government’s part. As yet there is still no card reading equipment and all the while the general public are becoming increasingly hostile to the scheme. We must keep up the fight and kill this enormity before it kills us!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

What Cheney really meant in his statement the other day.

“The ultimate threat to the country” is “a 9/11-type event where we are armed with something much more dangerous than an airline ticket, a box cutter, the support of NORAD, the Pentagon and al CIAda - a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind (we have a number of options on the table) that is deployed in the middle of an American city.

“That’s the one that would involve the deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, the one that the Pentagon and intelligence agencies would have to take much time planning and keep under wraps, and the ones you have to spend a hell of a lot of time guarding against,” he said.

“I think there’s a high probability that we’ll stage such a strike. Whether or not we’ll need to pull it off depends whether or not Obama - under our direction - can keep the American people under continual surveillance and control through increasingly tough legislation, suspension of the Bill of Rights (whatever those were) and all liberties and by keeping these policies in place we might just get to suspending all government-sponsored, mass-casualty false flag ops like 9/11 in the future. But then we’ll probably stage them anyway."

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Snowed in?

Snow continues to dominate the headlines making a welcome diversion from Obama and the global financial crisis. Best to take our crises in order!

The widespread disruption caused, what by any measure, would have been pretty typical winter conditions a few decades ago, demonstrates the rather spineless state in which our society finds itself today.

No buses in London yesterday, schools closed across the country, no bin collections etc etc, as officials agree that snow on the roads could cause buses to slide into gutters and endanger lives. The country seems to be full of hi-vi-vested individuals standing around shying away from potential dangers as HSE rule books advise against taking risk, suggesting that to stay indoors is the safer option.

Clearly the world is becoming to scary a place as social psychologists have, through the media, made us fearful of it and the consequences. I see this as just part of a conditioning process to have us all live in a state of fearfulness. ‘Stay at home’, ‘Don’t travel unless it’s absolutely necessary’, ‘Don’t send the kids to school as they might not be able to get home again’.

During the winter of 1963 in the uplands of north west County Durham, the conditions we are witnessing now would have been regarded as an average winter day, while school buses would have run, albeit a bit delayed, despite the conditions with us ‘scholars’ helping to push the them out of snow drifts when necessary. I clearly recall all the boys in my year having to dig a trench just to the physics building at the bottom of the playground for our 'physie' lessons where the there was no heating. We sat there in heavy overcoats and scarves and just got on with things. At lunchtime we would go the local railway station and see heavy steam-hauled freight trains battle through the snow amid driving winds and blizzards. It was a challenge and we were all exhilarated by it. I remember my feet being continuously numb from cold from seven in the morning to the early hours of the following morning when the warmth of the bedclothes finally thawed them out. No central heating then just draughty coal fires.

Only when the drifts reached impossible heights did the buses stop running and then it was a case of bed down in the school gym, or for us more hardy souls, make the seven mile journey home on foot clambering over abandoned vehicles buried beneath the drifts and having the unique enjoyment of seeing the surrounding landscape from a newly elevated vantage point.

Such individualism and resourcefulness would be frowned upon today and actively discouraged as we are all expected to follow HSE’s guidelines and state ‘advice’ by remaining ‘safe’ in our homes.

And this is the way the state wants you, a dutiful ‘citizen’ following rules and regulations like watching the gap between the train and the platform edge or nor forgetting to take your luggage with you when leave it. Self-expression and initiative are not encouraged, only obedience to state dictat and political correctness.

So when the credit crunch turns into empty supermarket shelves, widespread poverty and deprivation, our movers and shakers having worn our nerves to be bone with stress and anxiety and deprived us of our spirit of self-sufficiency and survival, will we be expected, like sheep, to welcome with open arms their new world order, that dark prison they’ve got planned for our ‘own good and well-being’.

Or we will awake from this robotic mind-controlled state and start to think again for ourselves and cast aside the obstacles and those politically correct direction signs which are leading us completely down the wrong road.