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Lifting the Lid on Council Buggers

Research conducted by Big Brother Watch reveals that there are now 68 local authorities secreting microchips in the bins of residents, up from 42 a year earlier
To read the full report, which includes detailed information on every local authority, please click here.

As previously noted I went outside and tipped my bin over to have a look under the lip at the top - and here is what I found...
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I can't seem to get it back in....

Comments

It's a great pity it wont go back, maybe you ought to practice on a few of the neighbour's bins to see if you can get it right?

I'm sure you have already seen this:

'Removing one of these devices would not break any law as far as I know. But if in the future a local authority decided to charge for taking away rubbish, it would be within its rights to say to that person "If you don't want to pay, we don't want to provide you with a service."

Above taken from here:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23364736-germans-plant-bugs-in-our-wheelie-bins.do

If I remember correctly I pay something called "Council Tax" that covers them taking away my rubbish.

They may find themselves with a day in court if they stop collecting because, without my permission, they tried to spy on me and then took umbrage when "person or persons unknown" removed their bug.

Be careful, please. It may be unclear whose property these things are (if owned by government, do we not own the government?) but I would not volunteer to be a test case.

OTOH... I might be tempted to put the sensor into a pot of boiling water for several minutes, drying it, and then using some sort of clear glue to re-attach it whilst leaving the lid open during the next rain/snow storm. Damaged by water - whose fault?

Looks like it fell out due to natural causes to me. The black and yellow handled device looks like a naturally operated manual interface device... Besides, how can the Council (if they ARE the true owners) prove title? No label or identifying mark so it could belong to anybody. As it is on YOUR land and clearly been dumped there, I would contend that it belongs to you.

I recommend a few minutes in the microwave........

It's a pig nose screw so you need the right tool but the thread is probably b******d anyway. (I did get the point of the post but thought the pig nose matched the farming theme)

Perhaps it's just me, but I could have sworn it was a wayward clay pigeon which somehow got wedged in there.

Give it a quick blast with your 12ga just to make sure...

Sad how badly things are made nowadays, they just fall apart if you look at them and then you can't mend them because they're such rubbish. If I were you I'd complain about the bits falling off my wheelie bin onto the drive where they get driven over and crushed. In addition if it's anywhere you might walk it's definitely a trip hazard so you might have a good H&S case.

Good luck!

Sad how badly things are made nowadays, they just fall apart if you look at them and then you can't mend them because they're such rubbish. If I were you I'd complain about the bits falling off my wheelie bin onto the drive where they get driven over and crushed. In addition if it's anywhere you might walk it's definitely a trip hazard so you might have a good H&S case.

Good luck!

Rather than risk violating some rule which may have been put in place to punish those who would remove these little nasties, I think I would perhaps apply some New Age Mystical solutions... You know... Crystals, magnets, that kind of thing. Magnets...that's the ticket... It would be a shame if a magnetic business card got stuck to that bugger with a wad of chewing gum. Would most likely scramble its' brains and make it non-functional... darn shame...

Tom

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