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Julian Bond
Emperor's Clothing Consultant, Edge Detector and mildly cynical Brit
Emperor's Clothing Consultant, Edge Detector and mildly cynical Brit


I think we just mis-heard. What they said was "No Deal is better than a Bad Deal".

What they meant was "No Brexit is better than a Bad Brexit".

At least I think that's what they should have said.
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The City State of Totnes declares independence.


Whereas prosperity for all, peace, security and the safeguarding of the global environment are achieved by working together in the closest union;

Recalling the importance of the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, solidarity, liberty, democracy, the rule of law, and respect for the inviolable and inalienable rights of the human person;

Considering that the principles of equality and non-discrimination guide us, and the values of respect duty and community define us;

Considering that trust, justice and liberty govern us, and we are characterised by creativity, inclusivity and a belief in the human spirit;

Given that our glorious past helped forge European values and that our present enjoyment of them is largely thanks to the European Union;

Being resolved that our future happiness relies on remaining at the heart of the European Union and retaining for ourselves and future generations, the rights of EU Citizenship;


We affirm our allegiance to the European Union and promise to abide by and promote the universal values upon which it is based such as compassion, endeavour, ingenuity, altruism, diligence, daring and a peace-loving commitment to the dignity of all sentient beings, and we are pledged to maintain our citizenship of the European Union for us and for the generations that come after us.
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We need more of this. M25 near Junc 10 A3.
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5 Brexit Options

- Full Brexit JRM, BJ, DD, ERG. Crash out in the biggest possible way.

- Chequers Compromise The impossible middle way. Not acceptable to pretty much everyone. EU, Leavers, Remainers, N Ireland, etc, etc,

- Brexit in Name Only Leave EU but not any EU structure. Stay in the Customs Union, Single Market, 4 freedoms, ECJ, Euratom, etc, etc. Sensible, but not actually acceptable to anyone.

- Delay Negotiate 2-year stays of execution. Repeat indefinitely. Give up control but don't change anything. Wait until political climate changes.

- Cancel Art50 and Remain This is probably possible but nobody really knows the implications. Full Euro and Schengen as a minimum payment for wasting the EU's time?

We are so screwed. But we're heading into an end game.

And people are beginning to talk about the break up of the UK 2 party system. And some fundamental re-alignments. Which is going to be tricky because the sensible middle ground consists of MPs who have never rebelled and never gone against their party's whip. It's hard to see how they could grow a backbone and do anything. While simultaneously holding their nose and cooperating with the other tribe. More likely is that the extremes of each party break away. Leaving 2 rump parties, neither of which can get a majority.

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Whom the mind parasites would destroy, they first make mad.

The thing that ate the constitution[1] seems to be losing its mind[2].

Watch with the sound off and judge for yourself.

[1] Could be the TSOG: Tsarist Occupation Government. Thank you, R.A.W.
[2] No sleep is a most effective torture technique
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In 2014, James Bridle wrote "All Cameras are Police Cameras" This referred to the mission creep of London Congestion Zone cameras where vehicle movements were not passed to Police, passed to Police and deleted after two years, passed to Police and held indefinitely.

Now Sadiq Khan has announced a 2021 ULEZ that covers everything inside the N and S Circular roads. Which will require congestion zone style ANPR technology along the whole edge of this area. Which will inevitably be shared with the Police and held indefinitely.

Welcome to the Panopticon.

ps. I have friends who have old motorcycles who are very upset about this. They won't be able to ride them inside the N Circular without incurring a charge. I'm conflicted about this. One one side get with the programme. You're on the wrong side of the line. Should you be allowed to ride an LC350 2-stroke in a heavily polluted area? On the other side, M/C are really not the problem in terms of scale so why aren't they just excluded? Note also that the Congestion zone is front number plate facing. The new ULEZ will have to be rear number plate facing to catch M/C.
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CW considered harmful. I had somebody on Mastodon suggest that I CWed anything to do with politics. This annoys me. So I formally announced that I would no longer do this and if you didn't like it please block me.

Also, some problems sharing this article on G+. Consider this a test.
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This story made my day. It's time: Techno Against Racism!

House and techno could be heard from at least 20 speaker-equipped trucks. As 20,000[1] clubbers faced off 5,000 far right AfD to "Bass the AfD away."

With a nod to the late 70's "Rock Against Racism", 80's "Skateboarders Against Racism" and 00's English Disco Lovers (EDL) and Bass National Party (BNP).

[1]Some reports say 70,000.
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IoT is normally thought of as things like internet connected thermostats. but:-

- Mobile phones, tablets, PCs with webcams, anything with a mic that might respond to "Hello Google"
- Cable modems and Routers. Especially ones owned by the cable company and locked.
- Home NAS. With built in bittorrent clients
- Broadband connected Tivo
- Smart TVs
- TV connected Chromecast, Fire, AppleTV, etc
Our smart devices are gathering information about us.

...We are a group of researchers at Princeton University. We analyze different IoT devices in the Smart House and examine security/privacy problems.

Help our research! Tell us what IoT devices you currently have and what devices you are interested in buying. We will try to purchase the most popular devices, analyze them, and publish any issues that we find....

Contact & registration at link.
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