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  •  An anecdote: we were in London last spring (5+ / 0-)
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    for five days (first time for me), and were transporting from one sight to another on the subway. There was a group of about 5 middle aged white men who sitting next to us who were toting gym bags, so I assumed they were en route to work out together. I picked up a Guardian newspaper that was lying next to me, and read a bit. Then, I said to my husband, "I like the Guradian a lot--it actually practices journalism," or something to that effect.

    Immediately the group of men roared with laughter and glared at us. Then they began bantering with each other, mocking my comment in various ways. It was uncomfortable and illuminating….the UK is just as politically polarized as we are here.

    "You are not even aware of what is possible. The extent of their capabilities is horrifying."Edward Snowden -6.62, -6.92

    by CanyonWren on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 09:19:32 AM PST

    •  Op-ed in "The Scotsman on Sunday" a few years ago (5+ / 0-)

      … said that monitoring of the country's streets by closed-circuit TV camera had become so commonplace that it was no exaggeration to call the U.K. the second most surveilled society after North Korea.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

      by lotlizard on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 09:57:30 AM PST

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