£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes. The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs.
It gets worse. The government is also maintaining a private army, incredibly not called “Thought Police”, which will “be sent round to carry out home checks,” according to the Sunday Express. And in a scheme which firmly cements the nation’s reputation as a “nanny state”, the kids and their families will be forced to sign “behavior contracts” which will “set out parents’ duties to ensure children behave and do their homework.”
I’m sure that this is only being proposed for the “common good’.
ACORN will work with its advisory council, which includes prominent supporters of President Barack Obama, such as John Podesta, president of the nonprofit Center for American Progress, and Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to name an independent auditor and investigator, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement.
The investigation will examine all the systems and processes called into question by the video, Lewis said.
Yeah, a ‘council’ made up of supporters and cronies is just what is needed.
What disturbing is that the news media will accept this as a real investigation.
Come on! They’ve been shown to be crooks and scammers more than once. Under the bus with them!
The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it’s not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.
Since the MSM has decided to act as an adjunct to the White House and DNC press offices, I would say she has a good chance of getting what she wants.
The news media is deathly afraid of being called ‘racist’.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa senator Tom Harkin, newly empowered to investigate health matters as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, promised on Monday to probe deeply into any potential links between cellphone use and cancer.
Harkin, who took over the committee earlier this month after the death of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, said he was concerned no one has been able to prove cellphones do not cause cancer.
Do you suppose that Senator Harkin knows that you cannot prove a negative?
Or is this a ploy to gin up some headlines and campaign money from cell phone manufacturers for dropping the investigation?
He’s a Democrat, a Senator, and lied about his Vietnam service, so it is certainly possible.
“I can see someone spitting on him or punching him, but shooting him is pretty stupid.”
* CURTIS WISTERMAN,
* a 16-year-old at a Michigan high school where a 33-year-old antiabortion activist was shot outside Friday in front of parents and students
We’ve dishonored our dead and whitewashed our enemies. A distinctly unholy alliance between fanatical Islamists abroad and a politically correct “elite” in the US has reduced 9/11 to the status of a non-event, a day for politicians to preen about how little they’ve done.
We’ve forgotten the shock and the patriotic fury Americans felt on that bright September morning eight years ago. We’ve forgotten our identification with fellow citizens leaping from doomed skyscrapers. We’ve forgotten the courage of airline passengers who would not surrender to terror.
We’ve forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We’ve forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.
We’ve forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We’ve even forgotten who attacked us.
We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight — when they’re allowed to do so — but our politicians have surrendered.
Are we willing to let the terrorists win?
Ralph Peters looks at how we have wiped 911 from our memories. We have posters, plaques, pictures and bumperstickers recalling 911 but our attitudes are back to Sep 10.
We now apologize for our actions since 911 and the government is actually planning to investigate and prosecute those who worked on the sharp end of preventing another attack.