Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Five more things they want to ban in 2017

Take this post with a pinch of salt - I don't actually believe there is a conspiracy for all this, but it just feels as though there is! Where we still have a chance, and if you agree, we can still try to stop them ..

The nets are closing in and the bansturbators, the disturbing alliance between the global corporates, the UN, EU and political establishments, have their sights set on five more things to ban during the year.

1. FM radio - Efforts to restrict and regulate transmissions have failed, so attention has turned to eliminating receivers. Because the transmission technology is so cheap, efficient, local and available, all official efforts to eliminate non-State sanctioned broadcasts to date have failed. Instead, attention now turns to ridding people of the means of receiving broadcasts. By switching off official FM radio broadcasts, FM receivers in car, home and personal device radios will drop out of the market and legacy devices will decline rapidly due to obsolescence and natural attrition. Future dissidents may broadcast on FM, but no-one will hear them.

2. Wood / Coal fires - There is no better way to bring a truculent and rebellious population to heel than cutting off winter heating. With electric heating, district heating schemes and natural gas networks, authorities can turn people's warmth on and off at will. However, a population equipped with coal and biomass burning stoves will not be so easily cowed; the Greek authorities were astonished last Winter as the people refused to capitulate, in a nation well equipped with stoves in which every variety of scavenged wood fuel, old furniture, pallets and combustible materials were  burned in defiance of the government. So stoves have to go. The UN has already taken measures, well supported by the BMJ (and wasn't Stalin right about bloody doctors ...) on the grounds of PM2.5 emissions. London's wood burning stoves, so popular in Highgate and Islington, apparently kill thousands of Londoners prematurely and are worse than TfL's entire bus fleet. So the BMJ says. Expect a ban on woodburning stoves in the UK this year.

One of my wood stoves .... from my cold, dead hands etc.
3. Shotguns - In implementing the latest 2016 EU Directive on firearms (and I'll bet this will be incorporated into UK legislation pronto and well before Brexit) all shotgun licence holders may have to undergo psychological testing by a State psychiatric examiner in order to retain their licence. The current arrangements, under which they must allow any person to hold a shotgun unless they have good reasons to refuse one, will be scrapped and the onus will be on the holder to prove (a) that they need one and (b) they are no mentalist risk to the State.

4. Power supply / Internet access - Already dealt with in a previous post. The State simply loves technology such as the new Smart Meters that can remotely cut power and Internet access to individual dissidents. Pretty soon disconnect-on-demand will be standard at the moment of a State police raid on a dissidents home, for example, to confuse and disorientate as the doors crash down. Homes of authors of personal blogs not licenced with the Mosley Regulator and people who don't use their real names on Facebook may also be disconnected on grounds of State Security ..

5. Democracy - This will be the subject of many future posts, but attempts to change systems to prevent events such as the Brexit poll are already under way. Already Labour, backed by the RSA, are pushing 'people's juries' in place of voting; a random selection of electors are comprehensively brainwashed briefed by establishment apparatchiks experts before making democratic decisions on behalf of everyone else. The anti-democrats are crowing already; how can this NOT be better than stupid uninformed people casting universal and secret ballots in defiance of the State's advice?

19 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

Big Brother loves you ........

Weekend Yachtsman said...

On the basis that satire is always overtaken by reality more quickly than we expect, I am sure all this will soon come to pass.

Anonymous said...

surely not a joke, because I ain't laughing.

Poisonedchalice said...

All of them are interesting Raedwald, but I won't deal with them all, because I'll leave that to others. I'll deal with the one I know well - radio.

FM is being phased out because it has become a dead-end technology; there are no more channels left to transmit and channel separation is poor, so you can't cram more channels into existing spectrum. Think model aircraft for a minute. They used to transmit / receive on 35MHz with only a few channels; so few that you were required to alert your model flying friends at the flying club with antenna flag colours and pegs on the channel peg board. Now its all 2.4GHz with hundreds, if not thousands of channels with automatic channel selection so everyone gets a channel with no worries about crashing your mate's model aircraft!

So it is with DAB; there will be thousands more channels and probably many more to choose from with small independent broadcasters; local radio and even "pirates". However, if I was going to be an illegal broadcaster (pirate) I would choose AM, although it is "fuzzy" and in mono only, it is bullet-proof reliable and transmits over long (extreme) distances.

Where I can see a great inconvenience is cars. Whilst it is relatively easy to go out and buy a radio set; once you have chosen a car, you are stuck with it for quite some time.

Anonymous said...

There's crisis, clever in its insidious force and definitely we feel it, it is also flexing its muscles and this is a very proscriptive ideology............unseen, unsaid but explicit and with very little resistance it installs itself sapping, bleeding the life out of the body Britain.
Oh and the march of Islamicization; throughout UK governmental institutions, in councils, quangoes, Uni's, schools and Halal meat is already compulsorily on the menu, the effort to strangle free speech and individuals communicating over the web, see how Iran and the Saudis do it, it's (strike)coming(/strike...ooh no strike facility how annoying) already here.

Tell me, figuratively and metaphorically that: we are not being fucked and fucked hard.

geebeetwo said...

I've been a shooter for most of my life and I can authoratively say that nobody I ever met in the field would pass psycho tests! We actually enjoy game shooting so obvious psychopathic leanings there!
Anyway ,the only people who pass such tests are crazed axe murderers who persuade their doctors that they are totally fit to go back into society.

Demetrius said...

When, badly needing and wanting fresh air we open the windows only to get gusts of wood smoke, I really really would like a double barreled shot gun and the inalienable right to use it as I wish.

Cuffleyburgers said...

Radders - it would be a huge improvement to bring UK firearm legislation in line with other countries in Europe. Bring it on.

Whereas the UK populace have allowed themselves to be effectively disarmed with barely a murmur, other populations are substantially more feisty.

Italians, Czechs, Germans, French, Finnish to name but 5.

THe situation in Blighty is fucking crazy actually. Now the plod (barely trained hot headed loonies, most of them) are tooling up big time, and yet law abiding citizens are not allowed even to have a revolver in the house let alone a Glock. And god help him if he should post a careless joke about the wrong group on twitter ...

Dave_G said...


Defensive weaponry is still available if you know what to get..... look to the past for solutions.

Smog regulations in cities may be relevant but for rural locations?

FM? Internet-connected devices are taking over where DAB was intended to claim the market. Given the over-riding pressure from advertising I don't see FM disappearing any time soon.

As for stopping people voicing their opinion - good luck with that. There has been zero effective control of the internet so far and nothing they introduce will last beyond the first hackers touch. If anything it is generally considered as a 'bring it on...' type of challenge!

The growing dissent over freedoms and voting is possibly too far progressed for immediate change without a fierce backlash. The best that the establishment could do would be to STFU until the hubbub dies down and then try again - if they survive that long that is....

RAC said...

Whilst on the subject of curbing our freedoms what about the ongoing insidious war on cash. Being one who prefers not to use the internet for financial transactions or to use plastic money, firms/institutions are (in my mind deliberately)making it harder to pay by cash. Not that having a wad of notes under the mattress is the perfect safety net but it's slightly better than digits on a server somewhere that can be erased/confiscated/stolen/taxed/bailed in at the click of a government mouse.

RAC said...

It's made me think, when was the last time I saw a coal lorry loaded up with sacks and the coal man with his studded leather over vest, honestly cannot remember, funny how things just fade away without being noticed.

microdave said...

"Legacy devices will decline rapidly due to obsolescence and natural attrition. Future dissidents may broadcast on FM, but no-one will hear them"

There's no reason why a working FM radio will simply die - particularly if it's put into storage. Unlike DAB they don't need regular software updates, or even completely new designs - DAB+, for instance. Granted there may not be anything for them to receive when the networks are shut down, in times of national emergency (or government shutting down more established broadcasts) putting an FM (or AM) transmitter back on the air is trivial. Yes it will be a Cat & Mouse game between the operator and the authorities - the same as now with "Hobby" pirates, but as a method for disseminating independent information, old equipment lying around in dusty cupboards will quickly find a use. DAB is also hampered (for portable equipment) by higher power consumption, which will be an important factor if no mains is available.

I can recall, not that long ago, when the Egyptian (I think it was) government shut down internet access, but within hours, alternatives such as dial-up, then point-to-point links were established. Don't write off "Old" technology just yet. My ancient CB radios may one day be needed...

Anonymous said...

Poisenedchalice: DAB uses a multiplex system , i.e. one digital channel carries several programmes so to be broadcast your programme has to be fitted into an allocated slot pror to be fed to the transmitter. Of course you could always try and block the whole muliplex with your 'pirate' system but that would attract the attention of 'the authorities' pdq.

I quite like the idea of citizen 'juries' but more inline with HoC Select Committees, i.e. they wouldn't propose legislation or even vote on it but instead could call authority to direct account. The jury gets to pick the subject and to have expert 'on tap' not 'on top'.

John Brown said...

I'm not sure about the banning of wood burning stoves, but I am expecting the banning of small/portable/home generators when the smart meters start to be used for the ultimate purpose of matching electricity demand to supply.

English Pensioner said...

I'm waiting for the first report of Smart Meter hacking in the UK. I would have thought it would be a relatively simple task for someone with the appropriate computer knowledge. If codes can be sent to the meter giving instructions, couldn't a house owner send them cancelling the instruction?
There are several articles on the subject on the internet, the following were a couple that I found interesting
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-disadvantages-of-smart-meters
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/04/fbi-smart-meter-hacks-likely-to-spread/

James Higham said...

all shotgun licence holders may have to undergo psychological testing by a State psychiatric examiner

Head of Political Correctness Psychotrauma Unit.

Anonymous said...

The answer is... The system is broken.
The question is... How to repair.
Here speaks someone of questionable education.

Bill Sticker said...

Smart Meter hacking is a problem over here in North America as the meter network only uses the HTTP protocol, not HTTPS which is (slightly) more secure. A quick gander at the tech specs of UK meters should show how insecure they are.

As for 'People's Juries' shades of late 1930's and early 40's Germany wave spectral arms.

Anonymous said...

At bs 17.21.

Star chamber's over here in the UK.
History is such a bitch!
Brainwashing. Should carry a government health warning. Oh they are the...........