March 09, 2012

Nothing To Hide, Eh?

Too bad if you did. It won't stop them. Nothing will.

That slippery slope just became a cliff.

Naturally, it is all fear driven.......

They say they have to watch 62 million so that they can catch a couple of dozen bad guys. Sledgehammer and nut, anyone?




Bill Sticker said...

I always wear a broad brimmed drovers hat when in the UK. As most CCTV apparatus is well above head height, it makes the watchers job more difficult.

Captain Ranty said...


Now you'll have to wear it when making phone calls, writing emails, blogging, commenting on blogs, when using TwitFace, etc etc etc...

It doesn't seem to matter that it would take a freaking army to analyse all the data. They are going to try.

And we are going to pay to watch them try. And fail.

Right, I'm off to buy a drovers hat!

Have a good weekend Bill.


Anonymous said...

Captain, This is the time we ALL should overload them with information. As we all know they have certain buzz words that they pick up on, imagine how much of a pain in the arse to them it would be if hundreds of thousands of people used those words in txt messages and emails etc.... So Big Brother UK Government if you are reading this please read carefully:

You are nothing but a bunch of idiotic arseholes who think they are safe from the elites plans. You are not. you are mearly a sheepdog scaring the heard into pens. Problem you have is that you WILL be sent to the knackers yard once your usefulness is over.

You are traitors, cowards, liars and cheats and should the Saxons, Scots, Welsh and Irish people wake up you are fucked. This is not a threat but a fact. I hope you heed my prediction as more and more people are waking up to what you are doing.

Your time IS running out.

Thanks Captain for making the space available.... I know it won't make a blind bit of difference and I still think were screwed but I plan to have fun on the way out.


Anonymous said...

Just to be spiteful, might I enquire of Clegg which orifice exactly he was speaking out of when he said the following in January 2011:

"I need to say this – you shouldn't trust any government, actually including this one. You should not trust government – full stop. The natural inclination of government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself in the name of the public good."

Clegg's full speech on civil liberties.

What I find most disturbing is that these bastards don't even make a pretence any more of being anything other than outright charlatans, opportunists and liars. To be honest, I would expect to find a better class of scum under the rim of a public toilet. Hell and a handbasket comes to mind. Where is this all going to end other than utter totalitarianism and oppression? At this rate, it won't be long until the "freedoms" that the average Chinese person has will appear very attractive indeed.


Anonymous said...

"Civil rights groups say it will have people living in fear of big brother.."

and that's not what it's supposed to do?

Now people really should be going back to when all this bullshit started, namely 9/11 and the creation of Al CIAduh in order to create the bogeyman to bring in terrorism offences.

But they won't. Sheep don't think. They just look at one another and think 'Oh that coat looks nice...' and get back to chewing the grass.

The whole shebang about terrorism should have had people's alarm bells ringing, not just 9/11 but Afghanistan, Iraq and 7/7.
Then again, since 1984 they've been taking illegal DNA (blood samples) from babies in every hospital up and down the country when they're born so we've been spied on from day one really.



Anonymous said...

The reality is Capn' that it'll probably be like the apocryphal trigger words on mobile phones…

I say Downing Street and you say trigger, and all of sudden we get a visit from armed plod.

Of course neither of us would dream of this kind of conversation… any conversation for that matter!!

But if we did, and they sent the boyz round, they would be barking up the wrong tree…

Such conversations where there was actual intent, would not take place on the internets or anywhere near them…

As you say "sledgehammers and nuts"… except as is not infrequent… They have missed the nut.

So… Nothing to do with "security" and everything to do with (attempted) control.

Leg-iron said...

They don't have to analyse all the data or watch all the cameras. They just need us to believe they are.

This is principle behind the panopticon, a prison where the guards can see the prisoners but the prisoners can't see the guards. The guards might be watching or not, they can't watch all the prisoners all the time but no individual prisoner knows when the guard is looking their way.

In that old prison design, the prisoners soon started to behave as if they were being watched all the time.

Many of those speed camera boxes don't have cameras in them. Which ones, though? Nobody can possibly be watching all those CCTV cameras all the time - but which ones are being watched at any one time?

This whole country is now a panopticon prison, and it's developed to the point where it no longer even needs bars.

wayne said...

Just in case they are reading this; "Fuck off you nosey bastards"

Have a good weekend Captain

Anonymous said...

"So… Nothing to do with "security" and everything to do with (attempted) control"

Like this for instance?

George Speller said...

They CAN watch everyone all the time. The computers can analyse faces and movements of millions of people, and just pick up a few likely "suspects" for "human" intervention.

Note the reference to the olympics towards the end - just helps to confirm my belief that the olympics is a dress rehearsal for a total police state . .
. . . tap tap tap . . enough keywords for you guys?

Anonymous said...

A bit off topic but here is an interesting link. It is referring to the USA but the same applies here.


William said...

Name one large government initiated and taxpayer funded data collection system that has worked.....

There aren't any. Look at the DVLA, the BBC database, the Postcode database, the NHS super fiasco and the gargantuan medusa that is HMRC. They all fail and they all fail because there are humans involved.

Leg Iron has it in my mind. It is the 'possibility' of being watched/listened/followed that is the key benefit to the state here. Scared and worried slaves will keep on handing over their cash and are much easier to control.

Try this for browsing

and this as a start point

for the really paranoid get this

The last one teaches you to actually finish something and guarantees you a totally fresh operating system over the life of your hardware.

Finally simply tape over the little webcam on your laptop/pc/mac. Doesn't stop 'them' switching it on but when they do...

Summerisle said...

CR, an interesting article came my way which you might like to see. Do you have an email address? apologies if it's there right before my eyes. Cheers

Captain Ranty said...


My email address is:

captainranty at btinternet dot com


Span Ows said...

The Blair Watch Project...take 2.

mescalito said...

Ranty man, couple of vids of interest.

Channel 4 dispatches are doing a doco on ian puddick

Hollie Greig Echoes Through The Royal Courts!

be well my friend.

Span Ows said...

CR, who is the captain ranty going round posting as you (but no logo)

James Higham said...

Wonder if they feel we're actually fooled by all this?