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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Exclusive: Metadata requests top 350,000

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton in Sydney this week. Pic: Saturday Paper

Government agencies are using a loophole to access individuals’ metadata without warrants, as Peter Dutton attempts to rush through further security agency powers. By Karen Middleton …

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  1. Stephan

    November 25, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I’m not a parent, and thank goodness for that, but I am reminded of a manic street preacher’s song with the good old line of “If you tolerate this, then your children will be next.”

    While it’s blatantly obvious there are few, if any, governments on the planet that actually govern for the people, even in the short term, there seems to be an insidious long term plan in play appearing to be intent on enslaving, if not killing, the base population of the planet.

    Just imagine it .. one student passes another a coded note in high school by paper, by text or electronically. Innocuous? The teacher, being a good little drone, passes it on to the brown shirts and because the note is encrypted a whole row ensues.

    I’ve got a message for Peter Dutton – (Obscenity deleted)

    Most of our pollies are obviously total IT idiots. Which twit would run JUST an encrypted message for a truly serious undertaking these days? Police rely on all sorts of indicators for threat assessments. Encryption and breaking it affects our banking and financial institutions.

    Give it up guys, or you’ll bring us all down.

  2. max

    November 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    The Bible put it better than I can. The ‘As ye sow, so shall ye reap’ definition used to mean that the way you behave in life will affect the treatment you will receive from others.

    We now live in fear of terrorists, and Dutton uses this fear to pass draconian laws and loopholes to create George Orwell’s 1984 of total control of the people. As in the book, the people accepted the control, step by step.

    We have joined America in its endless wars, and terrorism is what you reap when you inflict terror on other countries.

    We now live in a country and vote for a party that promises protection from terrorists as long as we sacrifice our freedom. The thing I ponder is this: is it worth the sacrifice .. and would we live in fear if we hadn’t become allies of possibly the biggest terrorist of all time?

    • Russell

      November 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      One promising sign though was Victoria’s outright rejection of the Liberal’s fear tactics at the weekend’s election, and that’s another in a growing line of the same tactics where they’ve been smashed for doing so.

      Do these morons have any brains at all? Or is it that they genuinely believe the public doesn’t?

  3. Russell

    November 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

    The Australian Government is becoming no more than a heavy-handed branch of the USA’s espionage network … against its own people. No better than al-Assad, et al.

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