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Old May 24 2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Scotland Yard Fears Trekkie Uprising

From the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...n-society.html

It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. [...] Special Branch was concerned that people hooked on such material could go into a frenzy triggered by the millennium leading to anarchy.
Well, we're busted. Our sinister plot to take over the world and inaugurate a golden age of peace, universal prosperity, and really bad clothing has become exposed. Time to go underground.
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Old May 24 2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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Aww man they're on to our trek-centred socialist-revolution? Damn.

What with Trek preaching tolerance, science and peace WE are the group to be watched.
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Old May 24 2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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Your tax dollars at work, people.
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Old May 24 2015, 10:53 PM   #4
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What of the Whovians?
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Old May 24 2015, 10:56 PM   #5
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They didn't need to conduct studies on the Whovians. It was already obvious they were loony.
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Old May 25 2015, 06:16 AM   #6
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Aww man they're on to our trek-centred socialist-revolution? Damn.

What with Trek preaching tolerance, science and peace WE are the group to be watched.
Yes it sounds ludicrous. It comes as no surprise, though, I remember when it came out that the FBI were keeping tabs on/infiltrating old-age pension and vegan cooking meet-ups.

Any groups of people getting together to attempt any societal change whether it be ostensibly for the better or worse will understandably draw attention from those tasked with keeping order and the status quo. Some groups and individuals existing amongst the 'conspiracy theory', patriot and other movements may actually warrant the attention too.

It's a balance, though, as another blatant East German Stasi-type system won't do any favors for our future one wouldn't think...

While Trek's outlook for humankind is most attractive, positive, and potentially achievable, it may not be time yet.

Imagine a real-life Edith Keeler effect on our future. Our mistakes have and will shape it...
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Old May 25 2015, 06:57 PM   #7
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Well, we're busted. Our sinister plot to take over the world and inaugurate a golden age of peace, universal prosperity, and really bad clothing has become exposed. Time to go underground.
I just MIGHT take that really bad clothing for granted, if we'd also have that golden age of peace and universal prosperity. Not sure yet, though
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Old May 25 2015, 08:48 PM   #8
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We are constantly getting worked up into a frenzy here in Cambridgeshire.........
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Old May 25 2015, 08:53 PM   #9
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Your tax dollars at work, people.

That's pounds thank you.
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Old May 25 2015, 09:20 PM   #10
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The persecution of anime fans/otaku/weaboos is far worse.
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Old May 25 2015, 09:31 PM   #11
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Your tax dollars at work, people.
What tax dollars?
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Old May 25 2015, 10:07 PM   #12
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Lance wrote:
Your tax dollars at work, people.
What tax dollars?
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That's pounds thank you.
Perhaps I should've said "rates".

At the end of the day, the Police are public servants, so what I meant was that it's the money of Mr and Mrs Joe Average that was spent in the above foolishness.

Mind you, the bureaucracy has never had too much trouble finding pointless ways to waste the public's money.
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Old May 26 2015, 08:36 AM   #13
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The golden age of really bad clothing has already passed. It was the late 80's to early 90's.
I recently found some examples from that period tucked away in the back of my closet.
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Old May 26 2015, 11:57 AM   #14
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Dimesdan wrote:
Lance wrote:
Your tax dollars at work, people.
What tax dollars?
MacLeod wrote:
That's pounds thank you.
Perhaps I should've said "rates".

At the end of the day, the Police are public servants, so what I meant was that it's the money of Mr and Mrs Joe Average that was spent in the above foolishness.

Mind you, the bureaucracy has never had too much trouble finding pointless ways to waste the public's money.
I think the point was that the UK uses the Pound Sterling as it's currency, not any form of Dollar. So there are no tax dollars to collect.

But yes it's our taxes at work.

No doubt there is some government quango to come up with new and inventive ways to waste our money.
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Old May 26 2015, 01:22 PM   #15
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