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The EU May Mandate a “Remote Stopping Device” in All Cars for Police Use

Well this sounds like one of the worst ideas I have heard of in a long time. Naturally, it would emerge from the EU, the sorriest excuse for a fake government the world has ever seen.

While I have reported previously on regulatory efforts to put all sorts of invasive mandatory devices in U.S. automobiles (see my piece from October of last year Big Brother is Coming to Your Car), this idea from the EU take things to a whole other level of insanity.

From the BBC:

A device that would enable police to stop vehicles remotely is being considered by an EU-wide official working group, it has emerged.

The feasibility of such technology is being examined by members of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (Enlets).

The technology could impact on both road safety and civil liberties.

Civil liberties? What are those?

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Saudi Religious Police Chief Goes on the Attack…Against Twitter

You know something isn’t right in your country when you have a “religious police force.”  You know something is really, really not right in your country when the head of that religious police force starts condemning twitter and saying its users will go to hell as a consequence.  Talk about pathetic.  Just more strange and panicked behavior from the Saudi government.  From the BBC:

The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis.

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”.

Twitter was the platform for those who did not have any platform, he said.

If that’s the case, then why are you so scared of it?

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Forget the Euro…Will Spain Ultimately Break Up?

In March 2010, I wrote a piece called, Bureaucracy Gone Wild and the Return of Nation-States, in which I wrote:

What is truly ironic about the whole mess we find ourselves in is that it seems the greatest fear of those that want to just keep pushing forward on the prior economic model that totally died in 2008 but has been resuscitated briefly by the printing of monopoly paper is that the world will move away from globalization into more isolated and potentially aggressive nation-states.  The irony is that by doing what they have done they are not going to stop that progression but rather will make that outcome that much more extreme once it ultimately presents itself. 

As a planet, we are moving in the direction of massive decentralization.  While it seems the opposite is true, once the current system ends there will be no other option.  Political leaders and their institutions will have no credibility and people will have no choice but to start anew within much smaller communities.

What we saw in Spain’s wealthiest region yesterday is a great example of where things are headed.  While there are marches for independence in Catalonia every year on September 11, this year’s march was massive.  As the BBC reports:

The size of the turnout for the rally, which is held annually on 11 September to mark the Siege of Barcelona 300 years ago, forced organisers to change its route.

Alfred Bosch, an MP from the Republican left of Catalonia, told the BBC: “All the flags I can see are the pro-independence flags of Catalonia with the lonely star right in the middle of the triangle.

“And everybody is wearing these flags. I have never seen so many pro-independence flags in my all life.”

Protester Teresa Cabanes told Reuters: “This is a blow for the government. People like me came from everywhere. I don’t think they were expecting something as big.”

The huge volume of people overwhelmed the mobile phone network, which shut down for hours as a result, reports say.

Despite the efforts of the incompetent Western elite, the mega social trend of this current Fourth Turning will be decentralization.  The wise would start to prepare now.

Read the BBC article here.

In Liberty,
Mike