Eish!!: What you looking at?

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What you looking at?

How d’you tell the difference between someone just video-ing crowded place and someone who’s checking it out for a terrorist attack?

How can you tell if someone’s buying unusual quantities of stuff for a good reason or if they’re planning to make a bomb?

What’s the difference between someone just hanging around and someone behaving suspiciously?

How can you tell if they’re a normal everyday person, or a terrorist?

The answer is, you don’t have to.

If you call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, the specialist officers you speak to will analyse the information. They’ll decide if and how to follow it up.

You don’t have to be sure. If you suspect it, report it.

Call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 in confidence.

This is the transcript of the radio ad campaign currently being flighted on London's main commercial radio stations.

It supplemented by a massive print campaign. Click here for more info on the campaign and the here to have a listen to the ad,

There has been much discussion online, in the media and around the braai's of South Africa about the future of country and various individual's future within the country. There are many understandable reasons people of rethinking their stance on the 'should I stay or should I go' debate.
My two cents worth in these discussions has always been;
  1. "I am a proud South African and it's going to take a big push to get me out of this magnificent country. I accept that some of this bias is seen by some as being irrational, but that is something that that is built-in to my African DNA."
  2. "Most if not all countries have their problems, their magnitude and effect differs dependnig on what you see as being important and part and parcel of life"
  3. "If I was pushed, where would I go? There are many of the usual suspects that people flee to that I would never consider, I would much rather move to a fellow 3rd world country, where I can enjoy a simple, quality and preferrably slow, lifestyle."
  4. "At least we know what we need to be scared or weary of"
The campaign above helps justify the final point and is , why the States and the UK will never become home to Eishman. There are millions of citizens of these, and other nations, that are petrified of something, many of the not sure of what and most, if not all, have no clue why. Massive propaganda campaigns have been prevalent, usually surreptitiously, that have allowed governments to quietly pass laws that have taken away citizens civil liberties without much resistance from the blindfolded populace..
Back to this particular campaign. The English are now been asked to report their neighbours who act suspiciously, have more than one cellphone, take too many pictures or engage in activities that do not fit into the norm of the neighbourhood. This in a country that already has thousands of CCTV cameras currently carrying out surveillance on it's unsuspecting citizenry, a country that is considering enforcing an open law that could mean the entire population will need to have their DNA logged on the a national database.

Is this really a place worth trading our motherland for?

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I'm reminded of the man who wanted to go and live in a remote part of the world that would be free of terrorism, fighting and where he would be free of international problems. He settled on some remote islands in the south Atlantic and moved there. A couple of months later Argentina invaded the Falklands.

Steve : Great story, thanks for the input. Seems we need to live with what we got, enjoy the good things and fight the bad. This is home!

Great post Eish! Thanks for your insights. I totally agree with you on this - far too many people are looking for the elusive 'better future' where they assume things work simpler, better, faster - even Standard Bank realised that wasn't realistic!!

Arthur : I like the Standard Bank illustration, very clever.

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