Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Passports needed to buy mobile phones....

...and 248 Times readers pile in to point out why this is a stupid idea. Ha.
Caring about the erosion of civil liberties, voicing angry dissent at State intrusiveness, everyone's at it these days. No wonder the Home Office want to police the internet.

On the subject of citizens making their thoughts known and challenging politicians pronouncements, check Huffington Post on why the internet is hampering the old lie-and-smear political campaigns.

I am ill with some stupid virus that is going round; every time I lie down or try to talk, I cough uncontrollably and sound like a sea lion, and I'm always too hot or too cold so spend the time taking jumpers on and off. I am fighting the bug with lots of onion and garlic in soups and stews, and distracting myself with the US elections, of which more later.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Andy Ramblings said...

Palin making a very obvious mistake, and an obvious reason not to allow her in, or did she have troopergate on her mind?



Oh, and do get well soon :)

October 21, 2008 8:58 pm  
Blogger Andy Ramblings said...

Oh link didn't stay :(

http://tinyurl.com/5uubcl

October 21, 2008 8:59 pm  
Blogger Nick Cooper said...

And, of course, a reminder of what legislation is available, should someone try to use someone else's ID:

Metro: Police terror law used on underage drinkers

Of course, the police "bending" a "handy" piece of law to a use it was not intended is hardly uncommon, and can turn up in the most bizarre of places: Mixmag recently reported how one force used "crack house" legislation to jail a DJ and a nightclub owner, even though the judge acknowledged that neither were involved in the illicit drug trade in their venue, and that they had in fact done much to try to prevent it.

October 22, 2008 5:16 pm  
Anonymous Mobile Phones said...

In India, you can buy mobile phones without passport and I think there are many other countries where we need no passport to buy mobile phones

November 06, 2008 11:09 am  

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