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Cash no longer accepted on London buses-(7/7/14)

PostThu Jul 10, 2014 10:16 pm

Passengers on London buses will no longer be able to pay in cash from today.

Transport for London said dwindling numbers of travellers using money to pay for their journeys sparked the change.

Passengers using bus services will only be able to pay with Oyster cards, prepaid tickets, contactless debit cards or concessionary tickets.

TfL are introducing a one more journey scheme to stop passengers from becoming stranded, which allows those with no money left on their Oyster to take a journey.

Commuters will receive an emergency fare advice slip to acknowledge the One More Journey feature has been activated and the credit will become negative. The Oyster card will need topping up before another journey can be made.

Mike Weston, TfL's director of buses, said: "The way our customers pay for goods and services is evolving, so we need to ensure our ticketing evolves too.




http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cash-no-longer-accepted-on-london-buses-as-of-today-9587578.html

Cashless society grid here we come :p . You can also use your credit cards now, let's be fair this makes it easier to keep tabs on you, and the agreement you have with oyster is that they're allowed to track your data.

Also the company that developed the oyster technology (not tfl) has a globe (boaz) surrounded by a perfect ashlar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_Corporation

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Cubic's operating segments include:

Mission Support Services[edit]
Mission Support Services provides live, virtual and constructive training services for U.S. and allied militaries,[1] as well as force modernization, battle command training, professional military education, leader development, intelligence systems training, open-source analysis, operations and maintenance support, logistics support and weapons effects modeling.

Cubic Defense Applications[edit]
Cubic Defense Applications is a provider of live air (ACMI) and ground combat training systems worldwide; a supplier of virtual and immersive training systems, communications, and electronics products; and an emerging provider of cyber technologies and global tracking solutions for commercial and national military customers. Defense Systems supplies realistic live and virtual combat training systems for military forces, and live, virtual and constructive systems integration. Cubic’s defense communications products include advanced tactical data links and surveillance receivers for “C4ISR” applications and search-and-rescue avionics. This segment is also involved in advanced laser and other research projects.

Cubic Transportation Systems[edit]
Cubic Transportation Systems designs, integrates, and provides outsourced business process and information technology services for automated fare collection systems for public transit operations. Additionally, this segment provides the fare payment infrastructure, including gates, ticket machines and smart card readers, and the back-end or central system for processing and reporting revenue and other data. Cubic’s wide range of services includes customer support, software support, and operations services.



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okay, I just googled this now and had no idea that the company was a military industrial specialist (conspiracy alarms).

Anyhow, Albert Pike said of the ashlar, remember the context of this quote is after his alluding to the fact that commoners are shit at ruling themselves, and that they must be controlled i.e "The blind Force of the people is a Force that must be economized, and also managed, as the blind Force of steam" (remember what this means people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Work)

You will hear shortly of the Rough ASHLAR and the Perfect ASHLAR, as part of the
jewels of the Lodge. The rough Ashlar is said to be "a stone, as taken from the quarry, in
its rude and natural state." The perfect Ashlar is said to be "a stone made ready by the
hands of the workmen, to be adjusted by the working-tools of the Fellow-Craft." We shall
not repeat the explanations of these symbols given by the York Rite. You may read them
in its printed monitors. They are declared to allude to the self-improvement of the
individual craftsman,--a continuation of the same superficial interpretation.

The rough Ashlar is the PEOPLE, as a mass, rude and unorganized. The perfect Ashlar,
or cubical stone, symbol of perfection, is the STATE, the rulers deriving their powers from
the consent of the governed; the constitution and laws speaking the will of the people;
the government harmonious, symmetrical, efficient, --its powers properly distributed and
duly adjusted in equilibrium.

If we delineate a cube on a plane surface thus:

we have visible three faces, and nine external lines, drawn between seven points. The
complete cube has three more faces, making six; three more lines, making twelve; and
one more point, making eight. As the number 12 includes the sacred numbers, 3, 5, 7,
and 3 times 3, or 9, and is produced by adding the sacred number 3 to 9; while its own
two figures, 1, 2, the unit or monad, and duad, added together, make the same sacred
number 3; it was called the perfect number; and the cube became the symbol of
perfection.

Produced by FORCE, acting by RULE; hammered in accordance with lines measured by
the Gauge, out of the rough Ashlar, it is an appropriate symbol of the Force of the
people, expressed as the constitution and law of the State; and of the State itself the
three visible faces represent the three departments,--the Executive, which executes the
laws; the Legislative, which makes the laws; the Judiciary, which interprets the laws,
applies and enforces them, between man and man, between the State and the citizens.
The three invisible faces, are Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, the threefold soul of the
State--its vitality, spirit, and intellect.


http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/masonry/Albert_Pike_-_Morals_and_Dogma.pdf

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...this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. Al-Hadid (020)

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