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  • ross1948 19:43 on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , security   

    Sarinah’s West Door Security? Where? And Why ‘Palestine’ Droning? 

    I took a trip into town today, and the traffic was amazingly light, so with time in hand, I got off the Busway at the famous Sarinah department store building.



    With somebody around tomorrow morning who can whip up a fine Brit breakfast, a pack of bacon from the basement supermarket was required!

    Pork purchased, I drifted upstairs, and, on inspecting the first-floor westside terrace, was agreeably surprised to see that, unlike last year…


    Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah


    …the chairs and tables outside McDonalds were not stacked up in unhelpful heaps but left in order, so people can actually sit down, which I did.

    Those silly blinds were up to make sure no Ramadhan fasters were goaded into uncontrollable frenzies of temptation, but no matter.

    I read my paperback in peace till it was time to go and see those who were awaiting me.

    But cutting back downstairs, I noted a change in their canned music repertoire from when I’d arrived. Earlier, it had been seasonal fasting-month stuff, just as at Christmas one would expect to hear carols.

    But that had been replaced by that God-Awful dirge about how ‘Palestine will be free again.

    If the Sarinah management can choose to play that propaganda cr-p, I can choose to shop for my bacon some other place in future.

    And if they have time to supervise their music to make it ideologically offensive, why don’t they make time to make sure their west-side entrance, that nearest to Jalan Thamrin and the busy Busway stop…


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    …has SOMEBODY making security checks.

    I entered and exited  with a large shopping bag which contained nothing dangerous at all. It wasn’t that security personnel were slack – there were no to be seen!

    But I’m a good guy. The terrorists at that junction last year were NOT!

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    • Prita 23:59 on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I also worry for shopping in Sarinah, so nevergo there now because there is no security on same door to Thamrin that Ross is writing about. And if we go out back door into alley, on east side, nobody check my bag.
      I know on parking side there is one guard to check us but that is not very enough.


  • ross1948 10:24 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: air-travel, , , , , , hand-cuffing police, , passenger data, , security,   

    “Passenger Privacy” Trumps Citizens’ Safety? Cut The Cr*p, MEPs! 

    Maybe it’s just watching all these CIS/Law and Order tv crime series on my lazy days that has made me alert to stupid rules that handcuff honest policing.




    One assumes the producers don’t make it up as they go along.

    But can it be true that schools and colleges can refuse to cooperate with a murder hunt by withholding what’s on a delinquent’s file?

    And that juvenile court authorities are banned from handing over information to cops on law-breakers?

    And that the same goes for doctors and hospitals?


    Of course private records should not be given to any Tom, Dick or Harry, but if a crime is being investigated, legitimate investigations should not be hampered by ‘privacy’ rules.

    No wonder there’s so much crime in the USA, if dumbo laws conspire to hinder proper law enforcement!


    Which brings me to EUObserver, and their report this week on the steps taken to fight jihadist terror.

    It says that interior ministers have called for more border checks to fight terrorism in the wake of recent attacks in France and Belgium.

    • Common sense. And were there no EUSSR, that would already be happening.  But the EUSSR does not readily permit common sense to intrude on its supranational prerogatives.

    But that’s not what I want to rail about today.


    Brussels Commissar Dimitris Avramopoulos was evasive on a call for the establishment of a European passenger name record (PNR) system like the one used in the US – where personal data would be collected and stored for each person who flies in and out of Europe.

    So why was he evasive?

    What’s so secret about passenger information? I’ve no idea but the project has been blocked by the European Parliament over data privacy concerns.   https://euobserver.com/justice/127429

    What’s their beef?


    If I fly, I’ll feel safer knowing that the IDs of other plane-users have been checked, or at least are open to inspection, by anti-terrorist security. But Avramopoulos said the parliament had issues.

    Big deal.

    Time ministers and governments started putting their fellow-citizens first, and skipped any defeatist nonsense about how a compromise must be reached. That’s what Germany’s Interior Minister had to say. Sad to say.

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    • Stuff ‘compromise‘ on an issue literally of life-and-death importance to millions of air travellers. This demonstrates that inter-governmental cooperation is a better bet than EurocRat supranationalism.

    Better to say ‘drop dead’ to the dolts in in their portable talking-shop! 

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