It says in Revelation 13 that there will some day be a one-world system; a one-world government. Some have termed this “the new world order”. Another term heard frequently that means the same thing is “globalism”. Various organizations are playing into this. The leading ones include the United Nations, the European Union, and NATO, but more minor players would be world trade organizations like the “North American Free Trade Association” (NAFTA). The Antichrist will be the chief globalist and will head up this one-world system during the Tribulation. The stage is being set.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said that we can soon count on having "no anonymity" online. Soon appears to be now. This month, Facebook added a feature, Places, that tracks users' physical locations, and automatically opts in every single user (translation: if you use Facebook and haven't changed the settings, it's possible a stranger can see where you are. Right now.).
The American Civil Liberties Union has been persistently diligent -- and accurate -- in alerting us to the ever-increasing government invasion of our privacy.
Washington (CNSNews.com) Vice President Joe Biden, touting the importance of electronic health records, on Tuesday announced $220 million in grants for 15 communities to pave the way for wide-scale use of health information technology.
Roger Hedgecock warns, recent incident shows 'we have no rights left'
The Lower Marion School District, which runs two high schools in this suburb of Philadelphia, gives an Apple laptop (MacBook) to all 2,300 of its high-school students for use during the school year.
One of Britain's greatest gifts to the world is our part in developing the philosophy of liberty and freedom under the law. From both good causes (the British colonists' exportation of education, debate and free thinking to the colonies) and ill (the spur to freedom given by overweening, unrepresentative government), that development played a great part in the thinking and philosophy of the founding fathers of the United States. A direct line can be drawn from Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Sensible Britons are proud of that and of America's development of and championing of those freedoms.
There is scope for debate - and innumerable newspaper quizzes - about who was the most influential public figure of the year, or which the most significant event. But there can be little doubt which word won the prize for most important adjective. 2009 was the year in which "global" swept the rest of the political lexicon into obscurity. There were "global crises" and "global challenges", the only possible resolution to which lay in "global solutions" necessitating "global agreements". Gordon Brown actually suggested something called a "global alliance" in response to climate change. (Would this be an alliance against the Axis of Extra-Terrestrials?)
Rookie Democratic congressmen are reportedly afraid that Obama will stubbornly press ahead with his unpopular plans for Health Reform, even if they, his unwilling Kamikazes, get "voted out of office in 2010 as a result." As a dedicated Obama watcher, I for one am not surprised by this development. In fact, I am now betting even money that our president is not particularly concerned about his own re-election in 2012, and that he will enact as many of his programs in health reform, energy conservation, arms reduction and income redistribution as he can before his current term expires, and then try for higher goals. My hunch is that he is already getting restless in his present job, and that he seeks a promotion to an even greater status.
To Democrats, there are only two categories into which fit all places, people and things. There are those inside of government and those outside. If something is inside, it needs to be nurtured, protected and subsidized. If something is outside, it needs to be regulated and taxed.
(And, please, no e-mails about the US military. Liberals see it as an illegitimate appendix to government and treat it accordingly.)
The European Union is spending millions of pounds developing "Orwellian" technologies designed to scour the internet and CCTV images for "abnormal behaviour".
In George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984, government propaganda constantly says: Big Brother is watching you.
In Britain today, he certainly is. Britain has 1% of the world's population but about 20% of the world's CCTV cameras; there is at least one camera for every 14 people in the country (and that's an old statistic). Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) does exactly as the name suggests -- logs the registration of vehicles on motorways via a series of cameras, so the state can recognise, log and retain information on the trips we undertake.
Recently, a friend of mine stopped his car in a deserted street to drop off his girlfriend. He was there long enough to open the door, get out and close the door -- perhaps 30 seconds. He was in a designated parking bay, but the car's rear tyre was about eight inches over the line. It posed no danger to anyone, nor any inconvenience. Still, he received a letter with a photograph of the car and a close-up of the offending tyre and a demand from the state for £60. I asked him why he paid. "It's not worth the hassle," he replied.