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UK ‘Big Brother’ Recorded Taxi Cab Passenger’s Rides With Spy Cameras

Southampton began forcing local taxi drivers to record conversations between themselves and passengers in 2009, claiming it would provide greater safety for both parties. In other parts of the country, including London, it is recommended that cabs either install CCTV systems without audio recording functions due to privacy concerns, or use a system which triggers audio recording only in specific circumstances for a short period, such as if the driver has pressed a panic button.

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Big Brother’s watching

In an alarming extension of the Big Brother state, CCTV and microphones had been installed in all cabs under the control of Southampton City Council – but yesterday the Information Commissioner ordered it to end the policy, claiming that its official snooping had ‘gone too far’.

Big Brother state: Southampton City Council installed CCTV and microphones in all cabs under its control.

Southampton began forcing local taxi drivers to record conversations between themselves and passengers in 2009, claiming it would provide greater safety for both parties.

In other parts of the country, including London, it is recommended that cabs either install CCTV systems without audio recording functions due to privacy concerns, or use a system which triggers audio recording only in specific circumstances for a short period, such as if the driver has pressed a panic button.

Southampton’s officials claim they view the footage or download recordings from cabs only if a complaint is made against a driver or when police request it while investigating a crime, and other town halls had been intending to copy the scheme.

Step too far

However, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, responding to a  complaint by a passenger, said most people expect privacy in the back of a cab, and that while CCTV can still be used, recording conversations must stop.

He added: ‘By requiring taxi operators to record all conversations and images while the vehicles are in use, Southampton City Council has gone too far.

‘We recognise the council’s desire to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers but this has to be balanced against the degree of privacy that most people would reasonably expect in the back of a taxi.’  Southampton officials said they may challenge the decision. If successful, it would raise the prospect of passengers being snooped upon across the country.

The watchdog also revealed a similar scheme in Oxford would have breached the Data Protection Act, and that the local authority has now suspended the policy.

Nick Pickles, director of the civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘Recording every minute of every passenger’s conversations in taxis is an unjustified and intrusive measure. ‘What is deeply concerning is that two councils have made huge errors of judgment in pursuing audio recording in taxis and that is an issue the commissioner needs to urgently address.

‘Across a whole range of issues councils time and time again fail to respect people’s privacy and this attitude must be tackled.’

Mr Graham said that images should be recorded only where it is ‘clearly justifiable’ while audio recordings should be made only ‘on very rare occasions, for example where there are a high number of serious incidents and where recording is triggered due to a specific threat’.

Jacqui Rayment, Southampton City Council’s deputy leader, said: ‘We are disappointed with this decision, as it is about safety for both the drivers and passengers. ‘Data is encrypted, kept very securely and only downloaded if there is a specific complaint against a driver or if the police request access in order to investigate an alleged offence. We are currently taking legal advice on the next steps to take, including appeal.’ – Source – DailyMail

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2012

Obama Steps Out Of The Shadows With Eric ‘Fast And Furious’ Holder Calling For Redrawing Voting Districts To Favor Democrats

Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video calling on voters to support his idea of “fair” redistricting maps.

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Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video warning against the supposed damaging effects of partisan gerrymandering and calling on voters to politicians who support his idea of “fair” redistricting maps.

Ah, the dynamic duo of Barack Obama and Eric Holder have resurfaced. You remember them, right? They rose to infamy with the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running scandal that sold guns to Mexican drug gangs, and resulted in the shooting death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. ‘Fast and Furious‘ was actually the very first known scandal of the Obama administration, but wouldn’t even be close to the last.

FROM THE DAILY CALLER: Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video warning against the supposed damaging effects of partisan gerrymandering and calling on voters to politicians who support his idea of “fair” redistricting maps. The video, released Wednesday by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, blames Republicans for creating “structural advantages that would eventually determine every future election” through new district maps. Despite Obama attempting to make the issue of partisan gerrymandering seem bipartisan, he squarely blames the GOP and says the current congressional map protects “tax breaks for the most powerful, the gun lobby and environmental polluters.” “Regardless of our party affiliations, it’s not good for our democracy,” Obama said. READ MORE

Barack Obama may think he is returning to lead the Democratic Party, but he may be a little late. Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the golden child of the moment, and she is the one that all the power brokers are flocking to.

FROM MEDIUM: It cannot be overstated just how seismic Ocasio-Cortez’s victory can be within New York City politics and what a drastic reordering of power it represents, a jolt on the scale of Tammany Hall’s defeat more than a half century ago. Crowley used his standing as a House speaker-in-waiting to convince just about every elected official, staffer, and interest group in the state that he was someone worth paying deference to. She is now a national figure, but she is first a daughter of New York. There’s much work to be done. Replacing a frail, undemocratic Democratic apparatus is a nice start. Thanks to her, that is actually, finally possible. READ MORE

For a party that could not have imagined life without him a year ago, it seems to already have left him behind.

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2012

Gun Control Fairy Tale Video Exposes Hollywood Liberal Hypocrites

Hollywood and liberal celebrity hypocrites, YOU are the problem. We, the parents of America, demand that you “stop the violence” and that a law is passed immediately outlawing all gun violence in all movies forever.

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Hollywood is the problem

In the wake of the horrific mass killings in Newtown, CT, by a demon-possessed madman, the Obama government has decided that the Second Amendment has seen better days and it is time to kick it to the curb.

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Hollywood hypocrites cry and cry about “gun control” and “stopping the violence”…and then they go make their next multi-million dollar blockbuster that is filled with gratuitous gun violence. Hollywood, stop yourselves.

And backing him up now comes the shrill, faux outrage of a “shocked” Hollywood demanding an end to all guns in the hands of civilians. We need to “save our children”. right?

We do need to save and protect our children, but after watching this video all the way through, you may come to the same conclusion that we have. That one of the main over-arching reasons for the prevalence of gun violence in our society today exists because the same Hollywood stars you see in this video make millions from promoting it.

Hollywood and liberal celebrity hypocrites, YOU are the problem

We, the parents of America, demand that you “stop the violence” and that a law is passed immediately outlawing all gun violence in all movies forever.

 

 

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2012

FREE GIFT! For God So Loved The World That He Gave

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16

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God has given YOU the greatest gift you will ever know

Merry Christmas to all our awesome NTEB fans and family…we sure do appreciate you!

Our sins have separated us from a righteous and holy God, but in His Mercy and love towards us He has made a way of escape for all those who seek it.

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God loves you so much He gave you the gift of His only begotten son to pay YOUR sin debt. Please receive this gift right now!

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5: 8-10

Jesus Christ is God’s Provision for Your Sinful Condition. 

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16

You Can Be Saved–Right Now. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” Romans 10: 9-10

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How much does God love you? This much…

Pray and ask the Lord, “Lord Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner, and save me. I now, with a repentant heart, receive you as my personal Saviour”. 

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13

“It’s LOVE that constrains us to tell people they are lost and headed for Hell if they don’t know Jesus Christ, not hate. Hate says nothing.” – Geoffrey Grider

 

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