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Australia/NZ / Darwin rolls out CCP surveillance tech
« Last post by Nym Net on June 10, 2019, 06:27:44 AM »
By Houses and Holes in Australian Politics, Featured Article at 12:12 am on May 9, 2019 | 50 comments

Australia is preparing to debut its version of the Chinese regime’s high-tech system for monitoring and controlling its citizens. The launch, to take place in the northern city of Darwin, will include systems to monitor people’s activity via their cell phones.

The new system is based on monitoring programs in Shenzhen, China, where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is testing its Social Credit System. Officials on the Darwin council traveled to Shenzhen, according to NT News, to “have a chance to see exactly how their Smart Technology works prior to being fully rolled out.”

In Darwin, they’ve already constructed “poles, fitted with speakers, cameras and Wi-Fi,” according to NT News, to monitor people, their movements around the city, the websites they visit, and what apps they use. The monitoring will be done mainly by artificial intelligence, but will alert authorities based on set triggers.

Just as in China, the surveillance system is being branded as a “smart city” program, and while Australian officials claim its operations are benign, they’ve announced it functions to monitor cell phone activity and “virtual fences” that will trigger alerts if people cross them.

“We’ll be getting sent an alarm saying, ‘There’s a person in this area that you’ve put a virtual fence around.’ … Boom, an alert goes out to whatever authority, whether it’s us or police to say ‘look at camera five,’” said Josh Sattler, the Darwin council’s general manager for innovation, growth, and development services, according to NT News.

The nature of the “virtual fences” and what type of activity will sound an alarm still isn’t being made clear.

The system is being promoted as mostly benign. Sattler said it will tell the government “where people are using Wi-Fi, what they’re using Wi-Fi for, are they watching YouTube, etc. All these bits of information we can share with businesses. … We can let businesses know, ‘Hey, 80 percent of people actually use Instagram within this area of the city, between these hours.’”

The CCP’s smart city Social Credit System is able to monitor each person in the society, tracking every element of their lives—including their friends, online purchases, daily behavior, and other information—and assigns each person a citizen score that determines their level of freedom in society.

The tool is a core piece of the CCP’s programs to monitor and persecute dissidents, including religious believers and people who oppose the ruling communist system.

Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao, a visiting scholar at New York University, described the Social Credit System as a new form of tyranny, meant to reactivate the CCP’s totalitarian hold on society.

“In the past, there was the Nazi totalitarianism and Mao Zedong’s totalitarian system, but a totalitarian system powered by the internet and contemporary technology has not existed before,” Teng said in a recent interview with The Epoch Times.

“The CCP is now taking the first step to build such a high-tech totalitarian system, by using credit ratings and monitoring and recording every detail in people’s daily life, which is very frightening.”

The regime also isn’t interested in keeping the technology within its own borders.

It’s exporting the system, and its “China model” of totalitarian government, as a service of its “One Belt, One Road” program. When the CCP builds its infrastructure abroad, its surveillance and social control programs are part of the package.

In Darwin, there has been a push to jump aboard the CCP’s program. The local officials made a “friendship” deal with Yuexiu District, in Guangzhou, China, in 2018. According to John Garrick, a senior lecturer at Charles Darwin University, the deal was branded by Chinese media as “part of President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.”

That followed a previous deal between Darwin and the CCP, in which the city signed a 99-year lease of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company and the CCP. The Chinese owner, Ye Cheng, had referred to the deal as being part of One Belt, One Road.

The deals also should raise concern for U.S. Marines stationed in Darwin,under the Obama-era pivot to the Pacific, about whether the CCP is able to monitor data collected on cell phones from its systems in the area. Under a 2011 deal between the United States and Australia, the U.S. troops will be there until 2040.

And of similar concern, the decision of Australia to begin implementing the CCP’s programs for totalitarian social control represents a major development in the CCP’s China model push.

As The Epoch Times has reported, the CCP views Australia as a testing ground for programs it wants to spread to the West. After Australia comes Canada, then the United States—in an apparent imitation of Mao Zedong’s strategy to “surround the cities with the countryside.”

All we’ll need is a change at the top and the system will be ready to go!
Prepping Tips / Re: Organic seeds
« Last post by Ben on June 09, 2019, 06:02:50 AM »
Snafu. . .your still my brother Pal  ;)
Financial / Re: Centrica PLC LSE listed as CNA redundancies Where i Work
« Last post by Ben on June 09, 2019, 05:56:48 AM »
Oh yeah forgot to mention the share price as of writing centrica's hight of 400p a share listed on the LSE on 16th September 2013 now sits at 95p a share 7th June 2019, the last time it was this low was the 9th September 1998  :(
Financial / Re: Centrica PLC LSE listed as CNA redundancies Where i Work
« Last post by Ben on June 09, 2019, 05:44:58 AM »
This is just and update to the recent post i made, it wasn't just the Leeds branch that was closing it was also a full call center in Glasgow in Scotland as well must be another 200 staff if not more plus also i was speaking to employees that had come down from Edinburgh call center Scotland and they mentioned to me that they have also had a lot of people been made redundant in there call center as well, as far as im aware there multi skilling us staff to take on more call types as well shifting a lot of the customer service operations off shore to places like Cape town in south Africa and India, i know they already had call centers based in cape town and india but they are shifting more and more of there Opps off-shore to cut costs.   
Financial / Centrica PLC LSE listed as CNA redundancies Where i Work
« Last post by Ben on May 21, 2019, 04:29:04 AM »
Hello  :)
I work at Centrica at a British gas call center here in the UK and they are making lay offs like no tomorrow :-[, from my call call center alone they made 50 employees redundant last year and then they left in January 2019, this is in Leicester city, then they just announced that they are closing an entire call center in Leeds must be in excess of 200 employees. :-\ Then they are also laying off team leaders and managers across the company as a whole, the share price is declining rapidly and the worst its been and sits at around 94p which is the worst its been since 1998, :'( fortunately iv devised a plan  ;D and will be jumping ship soon and possibly travailing to Australia, 8)  but either way how many more customers are leaving British gas is incredible 200,000 customers left in the last 3 months alone, :o but where i work the way the call centers are run im not going to lie its such a political environment and its all about pushing blame on to the person below for higher managers so these guys aint got a clue about innovation or creative management structures, >:( from my perspective the company is its own worst enemy, but there you go out with the old and in with the new  ;) after all Centrica PLC is just one out of a million that may be going through rough times at this point but we'll see What happens.   ;D :P
Australia/NZ / Exposing Australia's recycling lie | 60 Minutes
« Last post by Nym Net on May 04, 2019, 09:57:47 PM »

Published on 15th April 2019.

Please excuse the orange ( 33 )= ( Freemason) clown suit on the Melb mayor.

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General News/Discussion / Documentary: Seattle is Dying
« Last post by Nym Net on April 13, 2019, 04:16:07 AM »

Published March 19, 2019
July 07th, 2018

Australia Issues Rolling Fines to Parents Who Won’t Vaccinate Their Children

“If the state forced a child to be vaccinated and the child had a significant medical reaction and potentially died as a result of that, that would be a huge burden that the state would have put on those parents.” – Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
by Emma Fiala

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Australia’s “No Jab, No Pay” policy just got a little stronger, or at least more insistent. Under the previous policy, parents who did not keep their children up to date on vaccinations would miss out on a one-time, end-of-the-year tax benefit called Family Tax Benefit Part A, valued at AU$737. Under the updated policy, those same parents will instead lose AU$28 every two weeks while their child is not up to date.

Australia’s Minister for Social Services, Dan Tehan, said in a statement:

    Immunization is the safest way to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. Parents who don’t immunize their children are putting their own kids at risk as well as the children of other people.”

The expanded No Jab, No Pay policy went into effect on July 1, 2018.

While parents will miss out on approximately the same amount of money in the end, the updated policy serves as a more “constant reminder” that the government of Australia wants all children vaccinated, according to Tehan.

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In my local area fellow dog walkers have been telling me how they've been fined for letting their dog jump out of the car without a lead / leash on. One woman told me the ranger followed her demanding to check her dog's chip with the scanner, then told her the dog still had to have a name tag attached to it's collar. Council rangers must have ;ittle else to do these days given we've gone from free-roaming fence-less suburbs to this! What's left?

Published by Crrow777 on 2 Aug 2018

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