A speed camera van in New Zealand has caused a fatal accident. The van was parked in a turning area which had been constructed to allow vehicles to wait alongside the road to turn into a farm entrance instead of having to wait in the carriageway of State Highway 1 near Tirau, North Island. A car wishing to turn into the entrance was hit from behind by another car, after the driver had his attention distracted by the speed camera van. The first car was shunted into the path of an oncoming car. A 65 year old man was killed and two children injured.
Displaying the same arrogance we see from British police, NZ Police refused to admit they caused the accident, and even had the crass insensitivity and gross stupidity to turn up at the same spot a month later. They were sent packing by farmers.
Labour Planning Sinister Network of Spy Stations to Track Cars Every 5 Seconds
A government document has revealed that road pricing plans would mean that satellites and roadside spying devices would track Britains 30 million drivers every 5 seconds, with data then being passed around multiple private companies.
The system can clearly be used for things other than road pricing, such as spying on people's movements and enforcing speed limits.
The plans have been condemned by Conservative transport spokesman Theresa Villiers who said the government had an 'appalling' record on data security, and described the plans as 'sinister'.
Proposals to introduce congestion charging to New York City have been thrown out after state legislators blocked the proposal.
New York City council had wanted an $8 (£4) charge to drive into lower Manhattan.
As in Britain, the central government had attempted to bribe the city into introducing a charge.
Despite the government's constant bleating about global warming, the World Meteorological Organization have said that global temperatures have not risen since 1998.
Determined not to have their scaremongering predictions ruined by the uncooperative planet on which are obliged to live, 'experts' are now predicting 'a new record high temperature within five years'.
Place your bets now.
Scienctists meeting in New York have issued the following declaration, and called upon governments to reject climate change scare stories and scrap all CO2 related taxes.
Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change
"Global warming" is not a global crisis
We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,
Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;
Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;
Recognising that the causes and extent of recently observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed 'consensus' among climate experts are false;
Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing, human suffering;
Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:
That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity's real and serious problems.
That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.
That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.
That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.
That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.
Now, therefore, we recommend --
That world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as popular, but misguided works such as "An Inconvenient Truth."
That all taxes, regulations, and other interventions intended to reduce emissions of CO2 be abandoned forthwith.
Agreed at New York, 4 March 2008
With thte notable exceptions of The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, the story has gone virtually unreported in the inept British press, who have been so utterly brainwashed by government/green propaganda that most of them are no longer capable of questionning anything.