Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Among those who didn’t do 2011 census were ‘conscientious objectors’ to Lockheed Martin involvement

Dan Glaister
Guardian
January 27, 2012

At least 120 people have been convicted for failing to complete their 2011 census forms, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

While some may have simply forgotten, others see themselves as conscientious objectors who are being prosecuted for refusing to fill out the forms because of the involvement of the defence contractor Lockheed Martin UK, which won the £150m contract to run the census.

By this week the ONS had referred 369 cases to the Crown Prosecution Service; of those, 157 prosecutions have been brought to court, with 120 resulting in convictions. Those found guilty face a maximum fine of £1,000 and a criminal record. The remaining 37 cases are classified as “conversions”, where the defendant completed the census form at court.

The number of forms deliberately not filled in is unknown, but the ONS expected 24.5 million forms to be returned and received 22.9 million, a shortfall of 1.6 million. Once anomalies, such as vacant properties, have been taken into account, that number will fall.

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Southern Reporter
January 27, 2012

POLICE are urging businesses to be on their guard following several diesel thefts from vehicles parked in secured yards or industrial estates.

They say that in the four days up to last Wednesday, a number of vehicles were targeted at Whitlaw Industrial Estate, Lauder. This resulted in 150 litres of diesel being removed from one heavy goods vehicle and 100 litres from another.

And an HGV, parked in a yard at Sprouston Road, Kelso, was targeted during the early hours of Monday and 100 litres taken from its tank.

A police spokesman said: “We have seen a marked increase in the number of fuel thefts from HGVs in our area.”

He added: “As a result, we would urge both businesses and members of the public to be vigilant, particularly in or around industrial estates.

“We would like to encourage people to contact police if they observe anyone acting suspiciously or loitering around such vehicles, and urge HGV owners to note their fuel levels and ensure their vehicles are properly secured when left unattended.”

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January 27th, 2012
Make ready the municipal hatcheries.

Via: Bioedge:

Pregnancy and childbirth are so painful, risky and socially restrictive for women that public funding should urgently be directed to the development of artificial wombs. This is the only way to achieve true equality between men and women for then neither women nor men would then be limited by having children and the burdens of reproducing the species would be shared equally.

This is the radical suggestion made by a leading British bioethicist, Anna Smajdor, of the University of East Anglia.

Artificcial gestation, or ectogenesis, is currently science fiction, but it may be possible. Dr Smajdor believes that in a truly liberal society pregnancy and childbirth should not be tolerated:

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Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
January 26, 2012

Google and the British government are working together to sweep websites into Orwell’s memory hole. It is a joint effort that will soon go worldwide as the global elite continue to build and refine their censorship apparatus.

Google told The Telegraph today that national security is “the single biggest category” among the reasons cited for scrubbing pages from Google search results. Google’s Daphne Keller flew to the UK to testify before the the Leveson Inquiry and said her company had cooperated with the British government in 82 per cent of cases. PM David Cameron established the inquiry in the wake of the News International telephone hacking scandal last year.

The collaboration between Google and the British government is reminiscent of practices established under the so-called D Notice system, a modernized version of the Official Secrets Act used to censor political speech. Newspaper and periodical editors now routinely check with the government’s D Notice Committee before publishing information, a process that operates as de facto self-censorship.

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Nigel Morris
The Independent
January 26, 2012

A pioneering technique to predict crime before it happens could be imported from the United States to this country, a senior British police chief said yesterday.

Pilots of the scheme – under which officers are dispatched to crime hotspots identified by computer – have had early success in California.

The method of “predictive policing” was outlined at a criminal justice seminar in London by the US police chief, Captain Sean Malinowski, who has introduced it in a Los Angeles suburb.

Chief Constable Nick Gargan, the chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency, gave a warm welcome to the “exciting initiative”.

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Friday, January 20, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Imagine a world where the government monitors everything you eat and drink, and makes sure you take all your pharmaceutical drugs by feeding you an edible microchip that transmits this compliance information remotely to authorities. Such a world is almost a reality, as a California-based biotechnology company is about to unveil an edible microchip tracking device in the UK that monitors patients’ compliance with prescribed drug regimes, and sends this information to family members and caretakers.

The UK’s Independent says Proteus Biomedical, the company responsible for making the edible microchip, has formed a commercial partnership with Lloyds pharmacy, a UK pharmacy and healthcare provider, to begin selling the tiny chips to patients by year’s end. Smaller than a grain of sand, the tiny chip will monitor which drug pills are taken, and electronically send this information to patches worn on patients’ arms. The patches will then send the information to the mobile phones of patients’ relatives and physicians.

The chips are reportedly made of “ingredients commonly found in food,” and are layered with copper, magnesium, and silicon components. When consumed along with pharmaceutical drugs, these chips are activated by stomach acids, which causes them to generate electric currents marked with specific signatures that match the drugs taken. When the process is complete, parties receiving the information will know whether or not patients took their medications, and at what time they took them.

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WIMBORNE, England – British mothers upset that their dead children’s brains were secretly removed and kept in jars said police are probing 40 cases in just one English county.

Horrified Lisa Burton, 40 — whose daughter Zoe was three when she died from epilepsy 15 years ago — said police visited her to break the news.

“They said there were 40 people affected — and that’s just locally. No one seems to be able to answer any questions, and I’m very angry,” according to Burton, from Wimborne in the county of Dorset, southwestern England.

Distraught Julie Middleton, 40, of Poole, Dorset, said cops gave her the same figure.

She learned that the brain of her six-week-old son Regan was still in a jar at Southampton General Hospital 12 years after his death.

The “missing parts” scandal was exposed by The Sun, which highlighted seven cases amid a nationwide probe.

Permission to keep the organs was not needed at the time they were stored by the hospitals, but the law changed in 2006. A report in March will uncover a figure for the UK.

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