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    Default A little Alex Jones moment

    I live in a relatively quiet part of England, lots of farms and only a few cities. I like it here after London, Barcelona, a couple of big places in Poland, Paris, Los Angeles (briefly) and Amsterdam.
    Most of the time you can walk around at night without getting killed.
    We have a problem with drugs (doesn't everyone) but our biggest thing is Friday and Saturday nights when town centres turn into big parties with all the usual drunkeness and violence that follows.
    Anyway,A sleepy town called Yeovil has just introduced a scheme where people are photographed and fingerprinted (on a computer database)if they want to enter some of the bars. Then, if they cause any trouble,their details are sent on so that they can't gain access anywhere else.
    In the TV interview I saw the manager of the bar was assuring the reporter that the info would not leave the bar system but I am doubtful.
    I always thought that a few police on the streets is a good deterrent but now it's come to this,and you can bet the whole country is watching.
    I for one will not be giving my details up like this. I'm leaving the country for good if they start with the compulsory ID cards with biometrics.
    Anyone else starting to wonder about this stuff going perhaps a little too far?

    Short BBC article here.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/4678676.stm
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    I'm sure if the alternative were to outlaw the piss, people would be all for biometrics. Some KMART stores I'm told have face recognition software. The face is scanned at the doorway and software compares the face to a database of known shoplifters. If there is a match, security follows the individual through their shopping spree. I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme
    Anyway,A sleepy town called Yeovil has just introduced a scheme where people are photographed and fingerprinted (on a computer database)if they want to enter some of the bars. Then, if they cause any trouble,their details are sent on so that they can't gain access anywhere else.
    In the TV interview I saw the manager of the bar was assuring the reporter that the info would not leave the bar system but I am doubtful.
    Social Security numbers were never to be used here in the U.S. for identification either and we know how that has turned out. The only people that can get a job, or do just about anything around here without one are the illegals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    Social Security numbers were never to be used here in the U.S. for identification either and we know how that has turned out. The only people that can get a job, or do just about anything around here without one are the illegals.
    And that has to be wrong right?
    The law abiding citizens of a country are the ones who get tagged.
    The ones who opt out .....................
    Point is, I don't want to be "monitored".
    I know this is an urban legend, but, the story of the guy who got a store card and bought a whole load of diabetic medicine on that card. He was not diabetic but did it to see what would happen. Sure enough, for no reason he could not get BUPA (english private medical) and got no answer as to why. Later he received a lot of mail regarding his "condition". (surprisingly)
    All from a store card and one day's purchases.
    Not fair. Not right. Not part of what I woud call democratic behaviour. But this is not democratic behaviour anyway, this is corporate behaviour. Profit is the bottom line.
    This tagging idea of non criminals is about selling goods and tracking habits. I want to be a free "human".
    Like I said, if it becomes compulsory here (UK) I'm am fucking off.
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    BTW. Good luck with the new married life Viking.
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