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UK wants to require passports to buy/register cell phones

by Slikkster / October 19, 2008 1:23 AM PDT
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Great idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2008 2:25 AM PDT

Remember that each country controls, monitors all communications so this will at the very least remind you that all communications can be monitored.

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I went through this
by crankycanuck / October 22, 2008 12:18 AM PDT

When I moved to Ireland, I was required to show my passport at an 02 store in order to get a mobile phone and it was just a pay as you go, not a pay monthly, and they photocopied it. Not sure where it was faxed off to though.

But there is an issue that is happening in Ireland so I can understand. Although I am not sure if an Irish National would have to turn over a copy of their passport like I did.

But many of the E.U countries are dealing with more then just terrorists. There is a thriving drug and money laundering problem that they are trying to tackle as well.

Cranky Canuck

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sheeple taking it and smiling about it too
by Chris_the_crazy / October 22, 2008 12:37 AM PDT
In reply to: I went through this

>There is a thriving drug and money laundering problem that they are >trying to tackle as well.

It seems that youve been trained well to spout inane comments like the politicians taught you.

Is it legal for drug and money launderers to have guns?
No. Yet they have them.
Is it hard for them to then get cell phones?
The authorities cant stop drugs and weapons from entering prisons and they check up your bum when you go there so how hard do you think it is for criminals to get cell phones in a country?

You dont think that the guy who buys his weapons can get a cell phone from his 'guy' as well?

Of course he can but this is one of those measures that sheeple agree to in the name of security when in reality it inconveniences the public and not the criminals.
The bonus in all of this is people are required to give out their passports to minimum salaried clerks who could just as easily fax the info to a fraud ring (hey, if youre gonna promote stupid reasoning, so can I!).

Next, you will need to give your passport to buy toilet paper.
But Im sure if they come up with some half-assed reasoning people will gladly goosestep along.

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Political Rhetoric
by crankycanuck / October 22, 2008 5:11 AM PDT
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