Subtitle: “Better Surveillance and Less Immigration”
“You are being watched!” There are over 60,000 CCTV cameras in the UK. Walking around big cities like New York or London a person could be filmed 300 times a day!
These cameras were perceived to be a great help in stopping terrorism and crime. Now, we even have “face recognition” systems similar to number-plate recognition cameras.
I would hope this technology will help in the fight against terrorism and crime. But what bothers me is that only 15-20% of the cameras are monitored from a control room. I think more should be monitored.
Since 9/11, we recognized the need for better surveillance. The Americans and the British have become very good at collecting dots (data), but NOT very good at connecting them to find a target in advance.
With the advance in computer technology we have redefined our definitions of privacy and security. We need total information awareness, which hopefully, will help predict when and where terrorist attacks will come.
Today we can intercept a lot of cyber chatter. Phones can be cloned so data from one phone is transferred to another phone. Calls and texts can be received by both phones and tracker systems are better.
Now, we have arrived at a higher plateau of “better surveillance” because…
Now we have a “machine” in the form of the new NSA Utah Data Center. This machine is supposed to “connect the dots” to identify suspicious patterns.
This machine is a warehouse that contains information about every person in the United States. It monitors internet searches, websites visited, emails sent and received, social media activity, phone GPS location data, phone call records, facial recognition data from CCTV surveillance cameras, etc. The UK could use one of these machines.
The final thing is to share info between your allies and with other intelligence agencies. Before this machine, the intelligence agencies were amassing data on a scale no human or agency could keep up with. But now, with the Utah Data Center that problem will be rectified. Maybe, just maybe, we will have “better surveillance”.
The immigration crisis and the EU open border mandate has to be dealt with before our infrastructures are completely ruined by the increasing pressure of too many people coming into the country.
There is an uncontrollable wave of migrants marching across Europe. It’s uncontrolled because no one is doing anything to solve it! There are people that say we must be compassionate and charitable toward the migrants, but the reality is that we can’t cope with the numbers! Compassion and charity begin at home! The people in this country need to be taken care of first. In my opinion the only way we can control our borders is to exit the EU!
350,000 people signed a petition to stop immigration and close the borders. Closed borders means strict vetting of incoming people and turning back the ones that shouldn’t be in our country.
According to reports there probably were another 250,000 people that agreed with the petition but didn’t sign because they thought the powers that be would just kick it into the long grass!
So, that means 600,000 people are fed up with the situation. If we wait much longer to close the borders, the situation will get worse, and it is unsustainable now!
Every time people raise legitimate concerns about their country and express their anxieties, they are labeled as racist or bigots. The majority of the 350,000 people that signed the petition are NOT racist or bigots. They are people that are concerned about their country. It doesn’t matter what religion or ethnicity the migrants are, the bottom line is that this country can’t cope with any more people. We are OVERPOPUATED!
There are, in England, 450 people per sq. kilometer! We are the sixth most overcrowded country in the world!
Brussels allows us NO CONTROL over this migration. Several terrorists have entered Europe posing as refugees! Our borders are porous, the holes must be plugged!
We have to tackle mass uncontrolled immigration. It must be strictly measured and controlled and the way to do that is with closed borders and the way to get that is to exit the EU!
With mass immigration you get pockets of different cultures segregating themselves and with infrastructure breakdown, people get angry. Social cohesion breaks down and then the worst might happen – full scale social unrest on the streets. In some parts of the UK extremist groups have built no-go areas for white Brits. This is social unrest rearing it’s ugly head.
British citizens have three feelings about migrants:
- People come here to claim benefits and live a lifetime on them.
- People come here to get on in life, they want a job and look after their families.
- People come here that have evil intentions and want to destroy our way of life.
The trouble is we get all three sets of people coming in!
We must check integration, so that people who come here are NOT setting up a new community, but want to become part of an existing one.
In conclusion: I hope the “Powers That Be” will take notice of the petition, “Stop Mass Immigration and Close the Borders”, that was signed by 350,000 people. The majority of these people are NOT racist or bigots, they are concerned citizens and permanent residents of this country that are frustrated and angry at the way government is handling these important issues and they want to be heard in the halls of Parliament!
The open borders are exposing us to the risk of terrorist “sleepers”. Now, we want to further fan the flames of terrorism by bombing Syria. We haven’t learned our lessons from past interventions. Lets hope we do before things get worse!
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AMEN. Our government, like yours, is destroying our country. I wish I knew how to fix it. I never vote for someone who is already in office. I want term limits for every elected position. I want those in government to live under the same rules we do. I don’t believe it will change in my lifetime.
Oh don’t get me started….stable door and bolting horse comes to mind. I am not happy with being watched and spied upon. I feel CCTV shows what happened and so helps (if clear and not too grained) after the crime, but is not deterrent to stopping to crime. Too many innocent people get spied upon for very little return. Better to keep their eyes on those they have on ‘watch lists.’ Having worked for the Government in London, (years ago I know) and at the height of the IRA terror, they relied upon chatter to keep us safe and insiders reporting. They knew who they were targeting. Now we don’t know all the time who might strike us, but I still object to being watched and spied upon. I don’t think it helps covering the masses to find a few (needles and haystacks), they need to concentrate on all the other means they have. I write about MI5/MI6 as I enjoy anything like this in fiction but really they can work really well with NCA and Interpol Europol and all the other Agencies. They have a good idea who they need to watch.
I’m up to the ears w/ talk of #refugees #immigrants #borders etc …#socialmedia #themedia : #radio #TV …#newspapers …
At least David #Cameron got a clear majority on #SyriaVote …thank heavens for Hilary #Benn ….God help the #LabourParty…what a mess !
This movement of people is happening all over the world. Our country feel we want our government to take care of us. Instead they help everybody else. I wonder about how long before they all will actually realize how the people feel.
Do you think we should be looking to a Government to solve these problems…at the root cause, rather than just deal with the effects from them? I recently read a great book called ‘Living Danishly’, by a very good journalist – I was surprised to read that Danish people pay 50% of their salary in Tax. Yet they do not complain, as they trust their Government and feel paying such high taxes is good for their Country. If they come out of work, they are paid their full wage, yet no one would dream of milking the system – their is a pride in who they are and what they do and they care very much about community and social issues. I must say I felt very envious of this nation that has total trust in their Government who believe that those they have elected have no other agenda but the doing the right thing by their people and vice-versa.
As for our own Government…hands up anyone who believes there is not another agenda going on than what we are told?