What’s happening behind you, right now?

Your attention is focused on your computer so you have no idea what’s going on behind you. Have a quick look. I’ll wait.

I bet 99% of those who looked behind them said ‘nothing is happening’ and the other 1% said ‘not much’.

Those who didn’t look around are those who were already certain there’d be nothing to see. They are the ones the monsters always get.

It’s how stage magic works. While you watch the fancy moves of the left hand, you don’t notice the casual slip of the right hand into a pocket. It works on everyone although once in a while, someone spots the sly move of that right hand.

Cunning, eh?

Well, another flypast tonight. Sleep beckons at this unnatural hour. Only four more redeyes to go.

I hope to catch up on comments at some point.

7 thoughts on “What’s happening behind you, right now?

  1. It’s like that lesser-used trick made famous by Labour ‘spin doctor’ Jo Moore, “A good day to bury bad news” while thousands had just been killed on 9/11.

    “Miss Moore’s memo, written at 2.55pm on September 11, when millions of people were transfixed by the terrible television images of the terrorist attack, said: “It is now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors expenses?”

    The first shock is that she’s not a ‘Ms’. The second shock is that such a callous, heartless female was not put on one of those all-women MP shortlists.

    But – and this is my point – the U.S. security services were passed intelligence from various European governments’ security services about an imminent attack pre-9/11 and were ignored (I wonder why!).

    Secondly, if it’s the paedophilia they’re concerned about re. the need for data retention – it seems endemic in Westminster, the judiciary and the upper echelons of the police and is well known about (among themselves and by MI5), but gets covered up.

    No. These cameras and data retention are for us. If not for now, for the future. Not for terrorists or paedos, but to intercept anti-government talk and catch manmade climate change ‘deniers’, etc.

    Re. Jo Moore’s comment in 2001:

    “But around Westminster, where there was shock and distaste at her cynicism, it was thought that she would have to go.”

    Sure. You can imagine the ‘shock’ among the heartless and the brain dead in Westminster, can’t you? I can picture them laughing their heads off while they down another subsidised G&T.

    “The Rev David Smith, whose cousin died in the attack, told the BBC that Miss Moore’s attempt to exploit the tragedy represented the very worst in modern politics.”

    Now that IS funny. Considering New Labour had recently won their second general election and routinely dumped on us all for years.

    But the thought occurs that all this paedomania has been engineered, not only as a sleight of hand to distract us from what the right hand is doing (or the other left hand), but to bring in more surveillance. It could be why, decades later, hundreds of women (and a few blokes) have appeared as if by magic to accuse all manner of people – the living, who have mainly managed to defend themselves and found ‘not guilty’ and the dead Jimmy Savile, where the claims of his alleged abuses are being systematically exposed as fabrications by Anna Raccoon – annaraccoon.com – as Savile routinely seems not to have been at the hospitals at the periods in question when the ‘victims’ were subjected to his hand up their blouse, etc.

    Smoke and mirrors.

    Another famous trick that the best illusionists can do is to make an elephant disappear. That’s why so many people fail to see the elephant in the room.

    Or rather, the herd of elephants…


    • Oh – look! Sinister little slipped in paragraph

      f) for the purpose of assessing or collecting any tax, duty, levy or other imposition,
      contribution or charge payable to a government department;


      Retention of relevant communications data
      Clause 1: Powers for retention of relevant communications data subject to safeguards
      43. Subsection (1) replaces provisions in the 2009 Regulations to allow the Secretary of
      State to give a notice to a telecommunications service provider requiring the retention of data.
      The notice may require the retention of ‘relevant communications data’, defined in clause 2(1) as the data types set out in the Schedule to the 2009 Regulations. The Schedule includes
      data falling into the categories of fixed network telephony (part 1), mobile telephony (part 2),
      and internet access, internet e-mail or internet telephony (part 3). Clause 1 creates the
      additional safeguard that the Secretary of State must consider whether it is necessary and
      proportionate to give the notice for one or more of the purposes set out in section 22(2) of
      RIPA. These purposes, which are the same purposes for which retained data can be accessed
      under RIPA, are:
      a) in the interests of national security;
      b) for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime or of preventing disorder;
      c) in the interests of the economic well-being of the United Kingdom; These notes refer to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
      as introduced in the House of Commons on Monday 14 July 2014 [Bill 73]
      d) in the interests of public safety;
      e) for the purpose of protecting public health;
      f) for the purpose of assessing or collecting any tax, duty, levy or other imposition,
      contribution or charge payable to a government department;
      g) for the purpose, in an emergency, of preventing death or injury or any damage to a
      person’s physical or mental health, or of mitigating any injury or damage to a
      person’s physical or mental health; or
      h) for any purpose (not falling within paragraphs (a) to (g)) which is specified for the
      purposes of section 22(2) by an order made by the Secretary of State. 


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