DNA database plans for children who 'could become criminals'
"If we have a primary means of identifying people before they offend, then in the long term the benefits of targeting younger people are extremely large.
"We have to find who are possibly going to be the biggest threat to society."But critics said this was a step towards a police state that would risk stigmatising youngsters who had yet to commit a criminal act. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/17/nasbo217.xml
The whole population and every UK visitor should be added to the national DNA database, a senior judge has said.
6,000 teens on DNA database
The number of children whose DNA details are being kept on a national database has nearly doubled in less than a year, sparking fresh calls for an inquiry into the practice. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=ENOnand=3
A person is added to the National DNA Database in the United Kingdom every 45 seconds,
...an opposition MP warned amidst reports that the Home Office has been urged to allow police to take DNA samples for offences such as dropping litter. http://pressesc.com/news/85403082007/person-added-dna-database-every-45-secondsAustralia - POLICE want the power to take DNA from more suspects and keep it indefinitely, even in the absence of charges or convictions.
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
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President John F. Kennedy
New York City, April 27, 1961
original link: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/003POF03NewspaperPublishers04271961.htm
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Here is the first video from the 9/11 Truth Debate in the European Parliament, with an interview with Japanese Parlementarian Yukihisa Fujita and comments from 911Belgium's spokeperson Mark Dermul.
Weather Channel founder and global warming skeptic advocates suing Al Gore to expose 'the fraud of global warming.'
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Network; Claims It Is 'Telling Us What to Think' http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080303175301.aspx
School Bans Hugs Over 2 Seconds:
Oak Park School Bans Hugging:
Hugging is now a punishable offense at one Fairfax County, Virginia, school:
Every pupil to be numbered and kept on Government database FOR LIFE the Mail online:
School bans home-made mince pies:
School enforces strict no-touching rule (no hugs high-fives) - Education - MSNBC june 2007:
Student suspended for sketching a gun
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US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar. 13-16 to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in those countries. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the War argues that well-publicized incidents of US brutality like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of an entire family of Iraqis in the town of Haditha are not the isolated incidents perpetrated by "a few bad apples," as many politicians and military leaders have claimed. They are part of a pattern, the group says, of "an increasingly bloody occupation." http://www.antiwar.com/glantz/?articleid=12438
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