Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Britain's spy 'listening' HQ nearly flooded out in 2007: committee

Sometimes, flooding has some unexpected, even positive benefits. Rising waters struck a blow for human freedom in the UK recently, when the floods disrupted the work of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham. Let this be a lesson to governments everywhere -- spend more time monitoring the weather, and let the humans take care of themselves. As the story from Terra Daily (via Agence France-Presse) makes clear, the severe weather did more damage to England's "counterterrorist" effort than any terrorist attack.

Photo of surveillance cameras perched high on a post, keeping their ankles dry, by Quevaal.

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