First They Came For The MINI Drivers . . .

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
first they came for the mini drivers

The Daily Mail reports that the Gloucestershire police force has rolled out a new campaign urging citizens to turn in people they suspect of “living a lavish lifestyle from the proceeds of crime.” Chief Constable Timothy Brain explains, “in the current time of financial uncertainty, those who live a lavish lifestyle with no discernable, legitimate income become even more apparent. By flaunting their ill-gotten gains criminals signal contempt for everyone who works hard, and act as very poor role models for the younger members of society.” Based on this accompanying poster, it seems that Gloucesteshire MINI drivers should be prepared to prove that they can afford their gangsta whips at a moment’s notice.

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  • A is A A is A on May 14, 2009
    If you’re not doing anything wrong I don’t see a reason to fear this. If you are a tax resister (i.e., if you are resisting state robbery) you are doing nothing wrong, and -thanks to busybody neighbors- you are going to be under the focus of the police under this totalitarian scheme. Hitler, of course, with his Blockwart system would have approved this. Mao with his revolutionary guards, as well. Fidel Castro copied the Nazi Blockwart system. It is called "Comité de Defensa de la Revolución", CDR. It is -sadly- a functioning surveillance system in Cuba. For instance, the CDR boss checks that all the neighbors in a block assist public demonstrations in Cuba and show the required flag-waving "enthusiasm".

  • Windswords Windswords on May 14, 2009

    John Horner: "Oooh, aaah, a tyranny of teachers, nurses and school aides!" Well when the the school can give your 11-12 year old daughter an OBGYN exam WITHOUT the parents knowledge or permission (forget being present), as happened recently in Pennsylvania, yes, the word tyranny comes to mind. Why would a bunch of teachers, nurses, and expanded "community service" organizations be called a "national security force" that is "just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the US military?

  • Wsn Wsn on May 14, 2009
    BDB : May 13th, 2009 at 8:24 pm (begin kooky right wing paranoid voice) Oh no man, come on John Horner, you gotta wake UP!! Not only will this National Security Force make us shop at Whole Foods, they’re going to impound every Mazda Miata in existence and replace them with 2000 Chevy Malibus!! While we’re sleeping! We gotta stop ‘em! ------------------------------------------- Is that sarcasm or not? But FYI, yes, Obama is doing that. He already poured in like $50B to make sure you buy more of 2000 Malibus than Miatas. That's a lot of commitment to me.

  • KGrGunMan KGrGunMan on May 14, 2009

    Yea, i have a crime to call about. It seems like the people in government are stealing from me and all the people in government seem to be throwing around lots of what sure looks like my money. I wonder if they'd help me out by investigating themselfs... oh yea, not free people and all, sorry i forgot about that.

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