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Is Big Brother/Sister going too far?

What's next, webcams in bathroom stalls?

"As an interesting aside, a Google search of the Web revealed
one school in which a hidden Webcam in the teacher‘s lounge
broadcasts views of faculty coming and going."
Webcams In Classrooms

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kwiksotik
Dec. 7th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Your joke probably isnt too far off. Placed have talked of putting camera in dressing roms to stop stealing...

It's just gona get worse, and worse, and worse, till we collapse...
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
I sure won't have to worry about that one because I buy my clothes at the 2nd hand store! :o)

Should they ever go that far, which I believe they will, will be a sad day in hell!
kwiksotik
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
AWESOME! Me too!
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
You do?! That's great!

Buying 2nd hand prevents us from making the rich richer, and we help Mother Earth by giving her a little break! :o)
kwiksotik
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yea, I figure there is sooo much product out there, why support the creation of more, and having a past in product development I understand that what you pay at a second hand store is still way more that the actual worth of the product.

The only thing I buy new is shoes. I buy 1 pair of tennis shoes every 5 years, and wear them for approx 10 years. I have had the same pari of boots and dress shoes for the past 10 and dont ever plan on gettin new ones. You'd be surprise how long things can last when you upkeep them, and dpnt buy something simply cuz it "looX cool". But you know that...
playgirl
Dec. 8th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
The only article of clothing I buy new is my underwear, but the rest come from the 2nd hand store, flea markets and yard sales.

I have bought designer jeans for about 2 or three dollars. This past Spring, I bought a wool coat that for 3 dollars.

I'm just like you and buy only when I need really need something.
moon_shine
Dec. 9th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
you know the rich are the ones that own most of the 2nd hand stores, but it does help with mother earth :o)
davev1968
Dec. 7th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)

Is Big Brother/Sister going too far?

No. Schools are not public places. I actually agree with this use. Maybe it will even help with the overall crime rate. It will force kids to think about the consequences of their actions which is something people don't seem to do anymore.

What's next, webcams in bathroom stalls?

Nope, that would be going to far and would also qualify as porn.



I could understand being against it if the cameras were in the bathrooms, locker rooms, etc. but they aren't.

They are in the common areas of a government building. The cameras are for both their protection and the protection of the staff. It makes it harder to cut class, deal drugs, get away with assault, etc. It also makes it harder to molest kids.

Are you against "red-light" cameras? How about ATM cameras? Casino cameras? Cameras in convenience stores?

How about when those cameras are used to find people who kidnap, rape and murder kids?
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm all for cams placed in convenience stores, ATMs, casinos, parking lots, etc., but not in schools.

What these places that have these cam videos should do is place better quality ones than the ones they have now. What good are most of them if the person is all blurred out?

What are red light cameras?

Do you honestly believe they won't someday place these cameras in bathroom stalls?!

If they ever go that far, and I honestly believe they will, I'm gonna start wearing Pampers! ;o)
davev1968
Dec. 7th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Red-light cameras are the cameras used by the police to catch people who run red lights.

When the light turns red the camera is triggered by someone going through the intersection. It captures at least the license plate. Sometimes they also capture the driver's image.

I don't think there will ever be cameras legally placed in public restroom stalls.

You know some stores were putting cameras in the changing rooms. When it got out, there was a huge outcry. I think it would be the same thing.

There is only so much people will put up with.
playgirl
Dec. 8th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
So it sometimes captures an image of the driver, huh? Well, I'll have to really primp before I get behind the drivers seat!

Come on now! Of course they'll eventually place cameras in dressing room again, and in bathroom stalls! Who would have ever thought our Bill of Rights would have ever been tinkered around with!

katmundoes
Dec. 7th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
overboard?
2.5 million might a little overboard for camera systems in schools but I think in this day and age you have to consider every alternative. In the bathrooms? I don't see it happening, but.... At the YMCA that I frequent for exercise, a sign hangs on the door of the men's locker room states that cell phones are prohibited in the locker rooms because many are also cameras. I guess the pervs everywhere.
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: overboard?
Wow! I hadn't thought about cell phones being used by pervs in that way!

The way things are going as of late, I wouldn't be surprised if they start adding cams in dressing rooms and bathroom stalls! :o(
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playgirl
Dec. 8th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
So that's what they're called, red lights! I believe we have one or two somewhere around here.

I'm sorry about that unfair ticket you got, and I hope the fine doesn't exceed $100.00.

This city is money hungry all the time and give tickets for going just a few miles over the speed limit, and charge outrageously. My dad was caught going 9 miles over the speed limit on the freeway and had to pay $190.00 for it.

I personally don't like us being bombarded by cameras everywhere we turn. I wouldn't be surprised if they've already placed hidden cameras in our homes!
a_phoenix
Dec. 8th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
No, I don't think they will be placing webcams in bathroom stalls or dressing rooms....

I think they will use the RFIDs to monitor clothing and merchandise...but those can also be used to track our movements if they desire....I just hope they set it up so the RFIDs are disabled when taken out of the store legally.
moon_shine
Dec. 9th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)
did you know that your cell phone can be used to track you now. and that there are tracking devices in the new cars we buy.
a_phoenix
Dec. 10th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
Yes, I knew we can be tracked by our cell phones. That is probably part of the new software for cell phone calls to 911. This new software allows them to determine where you are just as they can now for a land line phone.

I am not surprised on the new cars. I didn't know that. But anything that has GPS capability can be tracked. I know if someone subscribes to the GM service, they can be tracked, the car can be disabled and they know if the engine is running, how fast you are driving, what direction, and etc.

It can be very benefical...but in the wrong hands, very scary.
moon_shine
Dec. 11th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Yes very scary.You know It is strange we just had a guy here, that had is car fall on him, when he was changing his tire out on the high way. There was no one around for miles, but his cell phone started making calls and they found him and it saved his life. So it can be good! But it is still very scary to me that I don't know who it is that is keeping track of us and for what reasons.
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