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Monday, January 15, 2007

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"Mine Your Own Business": New documentary sheds light on dark side of environmental movement

A documentary film released 11/06 titled "Mine Your Own Business" (trailer here) shows the "dark" side of the environmental movement. While not addressing directly Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" it does show how many of these activists "do gooders" actually do a lot more harm than good in their dealings with impoverished folks who merely want jobs. Their quest for jobs is thwarted by environmental radicals who try to prevent development of local industry, particularly, as in this film, mining.

See more here: http://www.mineyourownbusiness.org/
Read more here: Transcript from Australia radio with producers of film.
Tags: environmentalists, mining, documentary,


According to"The Independent" (U.K.) online news:

"The British are among the world's most observed people. Some 4.2 million closed-circuit television cameras record our every move - one for every 14 people and more per head than any other country in Europe or North America. The average Londoner can be caught on camera 300 times a day."

Despite the angry howls of civil liberties folks the government is pressing ahead with several new projects in the name of efficiency and security.

Item - The Prime Minister has suggested that the DNA of every British adult should be stored by the state.

Item - Millions of medical records are to be transferred to a central NHS database, allowing staff anywhere to access patients' information. People who object will not be able to opt out.

Item - Ministers believe restrictions on data-sharing between civil servants are too strict. A 'super-database' or 'super-computer' holding everyone's records would be similar to a planned children's database.

Item - Motorists are already monitored through the soaring number of road cameras. In an effort to cut congestion, the Department of Transport is examining plans to use satellite technology to keep tabs on every vehicle's exact movements. Motorists, forced to have a black box fitted in their cars, would be billed for every journey they make.

Item - The first identity cards will be issued next year to foreign nationals and from 2009 to UK citizens. Anyone who renews a passport will be forced to register and the Government aims to make ID cards compulsory within six years. Fifty-two pieces of information, including fingerprints and iris scans, will be held.

(emphasis mine)

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