Saturday, December 24, 2005

Big Brother is here

The UK is fast forwarding to becoming a police state. The latest installment of this sorry tale is the news that we're to get a system whereby the movements of all vehicles will be tracked and the data maintained in a national database for a minimum of two years.

There are already plans afoot to extend the storage period to five years. The police are also in talks with supermarkets and petrol stations to incorporate their feeds into the system. The police say that this will be a boon for "crime prevention".

How long before they add facial recognition to the system and feed in CCTV from all public places and private businesses? For the greater good of course.

Hat tip to Survival Blog.

Spare A Moment

My household is in full swing gearing up for Christmas Day tomorrow- my eldest daughter is particularly impressed by NORAD's Santa tracker which you can access here. I'm hoping that you're all having a good Christmas too. Take a moment though to think about the servicemen of the Coalition currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan- indeed, everywhere in the world- placing themselves in harm's way far from home for us. Think too of those who have fallen in the fight against terrorism and whose families will be spending Christmas without their loved ones.

I'm proud and thankful for the service they are giving to their respective countries.

Why not head on over to Soldier's Angels and give them a little Christmas present?

Friday, December 23, 2005

Upcoming Movies in 2006

Not a complete list by any means but it's a good indication of the movies coming to cinemas next year.

Happy Christmas everyone.

Friday, December 16, 2005

BDS- Hollywood Style

Another actor suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome opens their mouth. This time it's Viggo Mortensen-

"I'm not anti-Bush; I'm anti-Bush behavior. In other words, I'm against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration. Cindy Sheehan and how badly Katrina was bungled are two shots to the heart. I hope the beast does fall down soon."

Maybe he should give the politics a miss and stick to acting.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Kerry The Jerk

I've been taking a little break from blogging and staying abreast with current affairs- the news is just too damn depressing sometimes. Well, today I dipped my toe back into the blogosphere and practically the first thing I read is that John Kerry thinks it's US troops doing the terrorising in Iraq. I'm dumbfounded. Is this guy for real? Is this what the Democrat Party has sunk to in their hatred of Bush and his policies?

"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs."

I think I got back in the water too soon. Thank goodness this jerk didn't win the election.