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First airplanes, now cars…people are next

First airplanes, now cars…people are next
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From the Open Europe news summary of May 12, 2014

The Mail on Sunday reports that the European Commission has ruled that all new vehicles must be fitted with a “black box” for use in emergencies quoting a letter from Transport Minister Robert Goodwill as saying that “ the costs to the UK outweigh the benefits. Unfortunately, there is very little support for the UK position and no possibility of blocking this legislation.”
Mail on Sunday

Why stop at placing a black box in cars?  After all, this Big Brother monitoring is for our own good.  The wonders of modern medicine and miniaturization make it possible to implant a black box in each of us!  Then Big Brother can take very good care of us.

  • swviking

    You had to know this was coming; it's been talked about for years. The state wants it for more efficient tolling on roads. The police want it to track missing vehicles and "persons of interest." The control freaks want a log of all vehicle movements 365/24/7. I believe all heavy transport trucks have GPS mandated by fleet owners.

    I predict the day will soon come where all newborn babies must be "chipped." The same would apply to anyone housed in a state facility such as the elderly, chronically ill. Eventually, in increments, anyone receiving state benefits will be "chipped" and trackable and monitored.

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