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    What with this nonsense from David Murakami Wood, from the Surveillance Studies Network on Britain being the most spied on in the world:

    "Surveillance is not a malign plot hatched by evil powers to control the population.

    "But the surveillance society has come about almost without us realising."

    He added: "With technologies that are large-scale, taken for granted and often invisible, surveillance is increasingly everywhere.

    "We describe techniques such as automatic classification and risk-based profiling as "social sorting" which can create real problems for individuals — social exclusion, discrimination and a negative impact on their life chances."
    Life chances? What the feck is that? Are we in some role playing game? Are our lives governed solely by luck or is it the fact that those that work the hardest appear to be the "luckiest"?

    I've also heard this stupid ad on the radio that talks about "...when I contacted my life company..." FFS! They used to be called banks. And occaisionally those banks sold endowments.

    Why is this doublespeak appearing everywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperD
    Life chances? What the feck is that? Are we in some role playing game? Are our lives governed solely by luck or is it the fact that those that work the hardest appear to be the "luckiest"?

    I've also heard this stupid ad on the radio that talks about "...when I contacted my life company..." FFS! They used to be called banks. And occaisionally those banks sold endowments.

    Why is this doublespeak appearing everywhere?
    You might enjoy reading 'How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World' by Francis Wheen - hilarious and sad in equal measure.

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    Just read the Amazon reviews - might just do that Zippy - ta!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy
    You might enjoy reading 'How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World' by Francis Wheen - hilarious and sad in equal measure.
    Reading it at the moment - agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy
    You might enjoy reading 'How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World' by Francis Wheen - hilarious and sad in equal measure.
    Agreed. Read it two years ago. Excellent book.
    A lot of the garbage we have to endure nowadays stems from the relativist post-modern approach that was adopted in the 60s.
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    'Social Exclusion' is when your local council decides to celebrate an indian festival for a minority with taxpayers money, rather than the traditional Guy Fawkes Night.

    'Life chances' is the probability of catching TB or being killed in a drive by shooting by 'gangstas'.

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