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In November 2014, leaders of the G20 group of nations will convene in Brisbane, Australia, for a few days of plotting to form a one-world government high-level talks aimed at ensuring global stability and amity. Queensland, the Australian state in which Brisbane is located, is leaving no preparatory stone unturned as it readies …

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Security issues

I understand why you can't carry reptiles or fly kites while the leaders amass.

Banning laser pointers is going to cripple their PowerPoint presentations, though ...

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Re: Security issues

Silly rabbit! Those laws are for the little people, not the world leaders.

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> illegal to carry a reptile

But ... but ... but ... thanks to the tireless Mr Icke we know that the world leaders ARE reptiles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke#Reptoid_hypothesis

So does this mean I'm banned from picking up David Cameron and carrying him around like an unusually moist crocodile handbag? If so then (checks calendar) I guess I can do it some other week, unless someone else already has him booked?

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Re: > illegal to carry a reptile - Futile effort

This will be to Godzilla as the "Keep of the grass" signs would be to a squadron of Challenger Tanks.

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Re: > illegal to carry a reptile - Futile effort

According to an Aussie friend, they probably mean "...shake a snake"

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The Australian Job?

Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea...

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Re: The Australian Job?

Instead of Mini get some Yutes (I think they are called)

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Re: The Australian Job?

Not Yutes, Utes. A Yute is a fibre used to make Hessian bags (according to Wikipedia), whilst a Ute is the traditional mode of transport for the Australian Yobbo.

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...was thinking along the same lines, but wondering why no one has learned about traffic control system security from that 44 year old documentary :-)

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Thumbs up for correcting something I could have just Googled

But Mr Stewart from Home and Away is not a Yobbo!

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The death penalty ..

Bring in the death penalty for hacking SCADA kit with USB keys.

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Re: The death penalty ..

Surely you mean the death penalty for those who designed and implemented a SCADA system that allowed USB devices to be connected?

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Wow. A governement that tries to find out vulnerabilites *before* it gets hacked.

Thumbs up for shear novelty

Now, lets see what the other operators (and the mfgs) do about it.

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So, hacking the traffic lights is out.

How about taking control of the airport?

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SCATS games?

Surely that kind of material belongs in a grumblemag?

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Damn, there goes my laser powered lizard kite project.

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Move 'em to an island

I think that the G20 (and the G8 and whatever) need to make themselves a purpose built venue on an island with no one else there. This way the costs will be reduced because of:

Venue re-usability

No possibility of protests because only the attendees and their entourages (press & lackies) will be there

No 'security audits' for the host city / nation

Security is way easier

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They're doomed!

DOOOOMED, I tell ya!

Nowhere did I see anything banning pointy sticks!

MPs vs. MPFC, now there's a battle for the ages!

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