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GLENN: You know, I've been talking to you and now we have the proof that it's why the phone doesn't ring on the set of the TV show. The I've been telling you that we are headed for a, worse than a nanny state. We are headed for some gigantic government and a global government that is just frightening. And people say, oh, Glenn Beck, he's a conspiracy theorist. No, no, let me not talk to you about the things that could happen. Let me show you the things that are happening in the U.K..
After Jenny Paton, a 40 year old mother of three in Poole, England, tried to enroll her daughter in the neighborhood school, the local education department began, the local education department, began spying on her to prove that she had applied under a false address. She hadn't. The investigation included an examination of Poole's telephone records and three weeks of secretly following and photographing her and her children—all without court approval. It is now perfectly legal under the regulation of Investigatory Powers Act which gives 474 local governments and 318 agencies in the U.K. the unilateral authority to conduct covert surveillance of anyone they choose. According to the country's chief surveillance commissioner the country's chief surveillance commissioner they do so about 10,000 times a year often for trivial offenses like failing to recycle. Usually the targets are unaware of snooping. Paton found it out only after officials showed her a report. By her account they said my privacy wasn't intruded because the surveillance was covert. Now, this is from Reason magazine and I you know, we all thought here, okay, it's Reason magazine, that's a libertarian, that's got, okay, all right, well, they are just no. This article was based on this article in the New York Times. Britain's wary of surveillance in minor cases. It talks about how they obtained her billing records and for more than three weeks in 2008 an officer from the pool education department followed her, her children, taking pictures of her children and, quote, the target vehicle. Local governments quoting the New York Times regularly use these surveillance powers which they self self authorize without oversight from judges or law enforcement officers to investigate malfeasance like illegally dumping industrial waste, loan sharking and falsely claiming welfare benefits. But they also use them to investigate noise pollution, people who don't clean up their dog's waste, local governments use them to catch people who are failing to recycle. People who put their trash out too early, people who sell fireworks without a license, people whose dogs bark too loudly or illegally operate taxicabs. America, this is the Fabian Society plan of the early 20th century happening in England. It is the Wilson plan that is happening now in America. The Fabian Society and the socialists and the communists have been ahead of us in England, but we are rapidly closing the gap. When you have Michael Bloomberg saying that he's putting camera and surveillance all over New York, a Republican saying he's going to put these surveillance cameras all over New York just like they have lo and behold in England, and he follows it with a statement, "We just can't have people believing that they can just go anywhere they want."
PAT: Michael Bloomberg's an independent, okay?
STU: Fact check, fact check.
PAT: Fact check, yes, another ballpark fact from Glenn Beck, Republican Michael Bloomberg.
STU: I mean, Republicans, you know, deserve a lot of crap but not that. He's left.
PAT: They can investigate you. They can surveil you for not recycling now? So tell me the green movement
GLENN: Putting your trash out, putting your trash out too early.
PAT: The green movement and this tell me they are not, tell me they are not connected.
GLENN: Van Jones, Van Jones was our green jobs czar. Do you want Van Jones or people like Van Jones being able to surveil you? What do you think they are going to use it for? Wake your neighbors up!