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· Millennium Dawn (anthology)

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· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 19

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· The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook

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  THEM (poem noir)
by Ian R Thorpe
Saturday, July 28, 2007
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Living in the surveillance society. Governments keep announcing plans to increase the surveillance ability of security forces, the latest outrage being the proposal that military drones of the kind used to kill civilians in Afghnistan and Pakistan be deployed to overfly British cities taking high definition photos of everyday life.

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They've got your number
and know where you live.
They've got a file on you,

Your soul is split into several
thousand data fragments and
stored on magnetic devices.

They know about information
omitted from your tax return,
Your dodgy expenses claims,
All those slight exaggerations
Of academic qualifications.

You know what I'm talking
about and so do they.

They are monitoring
Your shopping habits,
keeping Supermarket snippets.
Do you prefer tea or coffee,
Red wine or White?
Museli or Ham and Eggs?

They know.....

Machines are collating
all the little bits of paper
you put your name on,
plucking data from out of air
or sucking light pulses
from cables underground.
Gleaning information from
insurance claims, restaurant bills
and the kind of nightclubs
you'd rather not be seen in
to build up a detailed profile.

They have recorded
All your little pecadilloes.
They know what you bought
at the lingerie counter and in the
shop that sells things you do not
talk to your mother about.

They know where you were
last Saturday afternoon, and
what will happen tomorrow night....

What you do is not against the law

                  But when it is,

                              they'll know about you.


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More evidence of control frwakery from the political class

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Reviewed by Nell Gavin 8/2/2007
They know all that, yet word is they STILL can't get electronic voting right in Florida.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/29/2007
Scary to think about it huh...geeeee!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jaazijaz EL 7/28/2007
This is great! you are thee aware, and wise person. Most would think you are neuroctically suspicious. 'Hell' is here and that's the way of this freakin world!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/28/2007
Too late for that, Elizabeth . . .
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/28/2007
So true. So how do we kill big brother?

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