Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Companies to monitor Consumers via TVs and PCs at home

Camera devices are being developed that would be incorporated into televisions and personal computers which will monitor people as they enter the room, and based on their previously set preferences, the device can begin to make appropriate offers – like Albert in the Bank PHBs car- that- drives- itself advert! Reporting in Newteevee.com, Chris Albrecht describes the Comcast version of the proposal as he heard it from Comcast’s parents also enroll their children with other institutions that provide long-distance supervisory roles with a specific number of visits each year. Others who can afford the means avoid truancy laws by registering with the state as a private school and then enroll only their own children. The law requires that every child between the ages 6 to 18 must attend a full-time day school, either public or private, or to be instructed by a tutor who holds a state credential for the child's grade level. Failing this, the parents could be prosecuted and required to do community service with heavy fines; and the children could also be removed from them under allegations of educational neglect.
Germany, based on a law dating to Adolf Hitler’s time, has been at the vanguard of nations requiring that all children receive state indoctrination, ostensibly to inculcate in them patriotic values and protecting the public welfare. Unfortunately, these values are extremely scarce commodities in public schools in most developed countries today, with their emphasis on global citizenship and virulently anti-god indoctrination. In Vol 10 No 3, we reported the statistics supplied by the Southern Baptist Convention that, in the United States, there is a 70 – 80 percent likelihood that a Christian child will abandon the Church and their faith in a public school career!
It is interesting that the law in California had been unapplied in over 50 years until the Appeals Court referred to it, in a case that was not even the main case before it! Though we are not sure what exactly the books say in Nigeria about truancy in the new compulsory Universal Basic Education scheme, the lesson from California is that the law is the law; and even the best-intentioned law could be manipulated by any government or judge at any point in time.

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