New Anti-Terror Adverts

The Orwellian posters, adverts and their ilk that are going up to warn us to snoop on our neighbours report legitimately suspicious behaviour, such as not recycling the glass bottles have invevitably lead to a website to make you your own fake versions.

Anti terror poster

Make your own at http://jamesholden.net/billboard/

Via: RailwayEye

Tip to people who make these mock image websites – allow direct linking to the website with the created image. I had to save the image, resize it and upload it to the blog, which also means I can’t just send a link of a joke billboard I made to friends. Yes, it pushes your bandwidth though the roof, but is very good for viral distribution and long term link building/search rankings.

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4 Comments

  1. petoskystone

    oh Dr. Who, we all hope that your latest incarnation is worthy! cute site.

  2. Am I the only person to be completely outraged by these posters? Showing a group of mothers and young children and then saying “There wont be a bomb here because someone reported a person looking at the CCTV cameras last week” is, in my view, extremely highly emotive and basically whipping up fear unnecessarily.

  3. IanVisits

    You are not alone – I find the posters to be not only counter-productive, but actually offensive.

  4. Well, from their website, here’s a list of things that we need to be concerned about other people using:
    Van – Terrorists need transport. [www.tfl.gov.uk]
    Passport – Terrorists use multiple identities. Do you know someone with documents in different names for no obvious reason? [Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic, and so am I]
    Mobile phone – Terrorists need communication. ["Hello? Oh, hi Saddam. I'm on the train...."]
    Camera – Terrorists need information.
    Chemicals – Do you know someone buying large or unusual quantities of chemicals for no obvious reason? [I had to buy two bottles of bleach today. Does that make me suspect?}
    Mask and goggles - Terrorists use protective equipment. [and so do welders, and deep sea divers, and skiers]
    Credit card – Terrorists need funding. [So thats four nuclear warheads, a large sack of handgrenades and seventeen sticks of gelegnite. And how will sir be paying? American Express? Ah, that'll do nicely]
    Computer – Terrorists use computers. Do you know someone who visits terrorist-related websites? [oh yeah, my neighbours are regular visitors to http://www.alquieda.com
    Suitcase - Terrorists need to travel [so, not rucksacks then? or those tartan shopping trolleys? Just suitcases are suspicious, apparently]
    Padlock -Terrorists need storage. Lock-ups, garages and sheds can all be used by terrorists to store equipment. [Really? No shit, Sherlock!]

    so, thats anyone with a van, camera, suitcase, padlock, credit card, passport, mobile phone or a computer immediately suspect. Heaven help you if you’ve got all of them.

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