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  •  The country that gave us the Magna Carta, (6+ / 0-)

    arguably the world's first constitution, is so wired with CCTV and license plate recognition systems that anybody with a nodding acquaintance of the US's 4th amendment would have a conniption fit entering the UK and being subject to all the surveillance.  Having considered emigrating to the UK back in the early 70's, I am horrified.

    Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

    by triplepoint on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:26:04 AM PDT

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    •  Did you watch the UK miniseries The Last Enemy? (1+ / 0-)
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      JDWolverton

      You should check it out.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:57:48 AM PDT

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