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    I know enough to know that at 04.00am it gets dark out on the streets. It has done this for the last twenty odd years, to my knowledge and will probably continue for the forseeable future. At some stage in this ‘future’ I shall retire and probably won’t give a damn if it still gets dark at 04.00am. Until then I shall be out there, somewhere, lurking in the shadows because someone, somewhere will be doing stuff they shouldn’t and then, well then I will introduce myself. In the meanwhile I shall try to remain sane and remember why I joined in the first place and try to ignore all the people who piss me off by making the job more complicated than it should be.
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    A Strategic Community Diversity Partnership. We are cutting bureaucracy and reducing the recording of target and monitoring related statistics. Our senior leaders will drive small, economical cars from our fleet surplus to save money to invest in better equipment for our frontline response officers. We are investing money to reinstate station canteens for the benefits of those 24/7 response officers. We have a pursuit policy. The message is that if you commit an offence and use a vehicle, we will follow you and stop you if necessary. It is your duty to stop when the lights and sirens are on. We take account of the findings of the Force questionnaire and are reducing the administration and management levels and returning these officers to frontline response duties. We insist on a work-life balance. We have no political masters. We are implimenting selection processes that take account of an individuals skills and proven abilities for the job. Our senior leaders will have one foot in reality and still possess the operational Policing skills they have long forgotton about and seldom used. All ranks are Police Officers first and specialists second. We will impliment career development and performance evaluation monitoring of our leaders by those officers who operate under that leadership. The most important role is that of Constable. All other roles are there to positively support the role and the responsibility of Constable and the duties performed.
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    “We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising. It can be a wonderful method of creating the illusion of progress while creating confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.”......Petronius
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Who is watching who ?

This link is to a photo from the 2009 US Presidential Inauguration.

In it, you will be able to see IN FOCUS the face of each individual in the crowd. 

You can scan, double click and zoom to any section of the crowd for a closer, better look.  If you wait just a few seconds the focus adjusts to clear detail.  The picture was taken with a robotic camera at 1,474 mega-pixels. Now that is a lot of pixels for any camera.

Makes you wonder who’s watching us right now.

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8 Responses

  1. That is seriously freaky. I can almost read the security chaps ID badges……

  2. I sometimes wonder why our ‘Leaders’ want us all to be able to access broad band in our homes? And why TV is going digital…Digital is easy to configure to transmit Data as well as receive……

    Just ‘cos I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they are not out to get me…

  3. That’s seriously scary. And to think I struggle to take a decent picture with a bog-standard camera.

  4. If you look at the rows behind and along to the right from Clinton, there’s a bit where there’s been some “editing” – so how trustworthy are these – can people be put in as well as taken out?

  5. The ‘editing’ is clearly where sections of the pan have been stiched together – you can see similar issues horizontally along the frame at that point. What surprises me is that they do not appear to have obscured the location of the White House security cameras

  6. What is truly scary is that it was not taken with top secret government technology. It is a bog-standard point and shoot digital camera plonked on top of a robotic arm which points the camera in the right places and pushes the button…the cost? $318.99 plus postage and handling…if this is ‘normal’ technlogy, then what does the government have?

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