I have been very lucky to recently acquire a Canon EOS 400D DSLR. It came in a twin lens pack with an EF-S 18-55mm lens and a EF 75-300mm. After originally wanting to purchase just one lens with the camera body, I ended up getting the twin lens pack because it is just a value for money proposition. I figured I was getting a telephoto zoom for a little over A$100.
The tragic events of September 11th 2001 has left an indellible mark on a lot of people. It seems that the psychological impact of this has been exploited by various governments around the world to somehow justify the erosion of rights and privacy of the public. Somehow, it seems, the plans that had been shelved and/or put in the “too hard to implement” baskets became achievable for a lot of governments. Suddenly a lot of broad surveillance and monitoring of public life and activities were being implemented as necessary evils to prevent terrorist attacks. The government, the police and other agencies, as well as the military now had to answer to no one. Continue reading