Monday, July 21, 2008

Blogpower Roundup --- The Civil Liberties Edition

What could be more symbolic of Big Brother watching you than a speed camera? This image has been used by Matt Wardman of the Wardman Wire in his roundup at the Blogpower site of members' posts in recent weeks with the theme of Civil Liberties issues. While many of the highlighted post affect his country there are some included from other countries as well.

On the topic of speed cameras Matt found that there were more than 6000 fixed speed camera employed in the UK, with an unknown number of mobile units. As Matt says:

So … enjoy your camera freedom while it lasts, Cobber. Or move here if you want to experience your future now.

I'm sure you will be interested in this roundup and if the highlighted issues don't affect you in your part of the world, be very grateful indeed.


Calum said...

Thanks, jmb.

I wouldn't have looked there.

How does anyone have the time to compile such a comprehensive list?

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Civil liberties is a vital issue so good of BP to do this.

Dr.John said...

since the right to speed is not a civil liberty but an accident waiting to happen why is a speed camera a threat to our civil liberties?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'll be over to Matt's to have look later today, jmb.

Carver said...

That shot is very symbolic. We have a camera at stop lights near my house and it's so odd to see them.

CherryPie said...

Nice roundup :-)

I see one of my posts sparked of part of the camera issue ;-)

Ian Lidster said...

I think they'e watching us even when they haven't said they are.

Meanwhile, there is an award for you if you check out my blog.