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A radio advert urging listeners to report suspected terrorists has been banned by a watchdog for potentially offending law-abiding people.

The anti-terrorist hotline ad suggests suspicious behaviour may include paying with cash and keeping curtains drawn.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), which was behind the campaign, said seemingly insignificant behaviour could be linked to terrorism.

But the Advertising Standards Authority ruled it could cause "serious offence".

Of those, 10 said it could be offensive to law-abiding citizens, while the rest said it could encourage people to harass or victimise their neighbours and was appealing to people's fear.

In the advert, a man says: "The man at the end of the street doesn't talk to his neighbours much, because he likes to keep himself to himself.

"He pays with cash because he doesn't have a bank card, and he keeps his curtains closed because his house is on a bus route."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10929203

That's easily 70-90% of UG right there. What do you think about this whole anti-terror campaign? I think it's important to 'keep the terrorists away' but I think there's such a paranoia about it and anyone deviant from the social norm is targeted. Hyperbole perhaps but I wouldn't be surprised if we'd see a more big brother goverment in england in the near future.
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#2
saw that before, it's retarded


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#3
I close my curtains a lot because my house points towards the sun and I can't see the TV.
#4
I just tend to not bother opening them; too much hassle
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#5
Looks like Arizona to me. :/


Advertising ethics clearly says you cannot incitate a violent/intolerent behavior.
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saw that before, it's retarded


EDIT: also, Kjell, get back on Transformice


Everyone keep telling me to get on transformice

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I close my curtains a lot because my house points towards the sun and I can't see the TV.

Oh I'm sure that's why, osama.
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#8
I keep my curtains closed so you can't see the little kids chained to the wall. I ain't no fucking terrorist.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10929203

That's easily 70-90% of UG right there. What do you think about this whole anti-terror campaign? I think it's important to 'keep the terrorists away' but I think there's such a paranoia about it and anyone deviant from the social norm is targeted. Hyperbole perhaps but I wouldn't be surprised if we'd see a more big brother goverment in england in the near future.


I agree with keeping a level of awareness, but the advert in question just seems to encourage scaremongering to be honest
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#12
Paying with cash and keeping curtains drawn? That's pretty much everyone under 18 around here. We're a cardless, paranoid group.
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cos we looooooooooooove yooooooooooooooou
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#15
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I close my curtains a lot because my house points towards the sun and I can't see the TV.


Same, plus I always pay in cash because I like looking like a pimp.
#16
I pay in cash because I'm a terrorist.
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I pay in cash because I'm a terrorist.


Irish people are all drunk on Jameson's and all are terrorists!
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I pay in cash because I'm a terrorist.

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I only pay in cash because most stores won't accept payment in goats and chickens anymore.

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Irish people are all drunk on Jameson's and all are terrorists!


Actually we're usually one or the other. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to pull off a succesful terrorist attack when you're drunk?
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Actually we're usually one or the other. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to pull off a succesful terrorist attack when you're drunk?



Well, I thought you were better than THAT! :P
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Actually we're usually one or the other. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to pull off a succesful terrorist attack when you're drunk?

Well, there haven't been too mnay successful attacks recently. Just a bunch of car bombs that failed to go off.
#24
Anyone have that diagram of how to identify someone carrying a concealed gun? It had stuff like "If they're wearing baggy clothes, they're probably concealing a gun," "If their hands are in their pockets, they're concealing a gun," "If they're walking briskly, they're concealing a gun," and I think one had something to do with having an umbrella while it's sunny somehow meant they had a gun.
#25
I have my curtains closed because I don't want my neighbours to see me running around nude, masturbating or getting busy with a girl, and I pay in cash because half the stores can't read my stupid card for some reason.
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I have my curtains closed because I don't want my neighbours to see me running around nude, masturbating or getting busy with a girl, and I pay in cash because half the stores can't read my stupid card for some reason.

I've notified the police, they're on their way to your house.
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I've notified the police, they're on their way to your house.

cool, then I'll have somebody to share all this pot with.
#28
Jesus, I thought this whole terrorism fad died a while ago
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#29
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Jesus, I thought this whole terrorism fad died a while ago

Suicide bombers made it popular again, but now it's blown itself out of all proportion.
#30
"If you see anything suspicious, report it to the police"

Adverts plastered over the Underground here.
#32
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it's nice how they outline what suspicious behavior is. just do exactly the opposite, and you're the perfect sleeper cell.


Sounds like something a terrorist would say. >.>
#33
Let's see i don't care about my neighbours, they're just people living near me not my friends.

I keep my curtains closed to prevent sunglare on my screen. Also my room is ground floor at the back.

And i pay in cash because that way i know exactly how much money i have.

Luckily i'm white.
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Well, there haven't been too mnay successful attacks recently. Just a bunch of car bombs that failed to go off.

OY, how many car bombs have you made with potatoes, well?
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#35
I don't talk to my neighbours because they're cunts.

I have my curtains closed sometimes because I like being private.

Cash is a hell of a lot faster that using a card. People who use a card to buy anything below £20 piss me off.

Seriously, what were the people thinking?!
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#36
The man that started this thread convinced everybody he was in his 70s, takes far too many pictures, and is spreading anti-anti-terror propaganda.

*reported to the Cyber Police*

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#37
I pay in cash because I don't have a card, and I keep my curtains drawn most of the time...


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The man that started this thread convinced everybody he was in his 70s, takes far too many pictures, and is spreading anti-anti-terror propaganda.

*reported to the Cyber Police*

I dun goofed
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#40
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Lol, nah.


Tis round here. Maybe the technology is just too advanced for most of the shop-workers round here to truly fathom.
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