"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy - RIP

"Change is the essential process 
of all existence."
Mr. Spock

By Gary;

There is nothing I can say that has not been said better by so many others.

But as a child, Mr. Spock opened a new world of science fiction for me.  Every week Spock and Kirk boldly took us where no man had gone before.

I am proud that my letter, along with so many others, to the idiot management at NBC helped save the series from cancellation.

1960s TV and film was wasteland for Science Fiction.  We had Star Trek and The Outer Limits but almost nothing else.  Entertainment was populated by cowboys, war films, comedies and cop shows.  Star Trek broke new ground and we were pissed off when the show was finally cancelled.

Leonard Nimoy, like all actors, moved on to other work like Mission Impossible and the documentary series In Search of....  Little did he know.

But thank god for re-runs.

With re-runs something happened no one expected - The cult of Star Trek was born.  Within a few years the image of Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk would be universally recognizable all over the world.

Suddenly a rather forgotten Leonard Nimoy became an international star and was propelled into box office blockbuster films.

Nimoy did not like being type cast.  No actor really does.  Still in time he began to see the pure joy his character gave to countless millions of people.

It was only right that Nimoy's last movie role was a cameo in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Thanks for the memories.

Family Values - GOP considers baby drop-off boxes

Insert three quarters, pull handle and drop baby down shoot.

Disposable Children
  • Thank God the "pro-family" Indiana GOP is in charge of dropping infants down shoots into collection bins.  Imagine the horror if Democrats were running the program.
  • Am I the only one who thinks Western Civilization is turning into a steam pile of crap?

(BBC News)  -  Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to prevent the deaths of abandoned infants.
Many states allow parents to hand over infants at public facilities, but the boxes have not been used in the US.
The boxes offer people who will not give up a child in person an alternative to abandonment or infanticide, proponents say.
But they have been criticised in Europe and Asia, where they are more common.
Elizabeth Throssell, a spokeswoman for United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, urges countries to provide family planning and other support to address the root causes of abandonments, like poverty, instead.
Other concerns over baby boxes include the need for medical care provided at safe haven sites like hospitals or police stations. The involvement of a trained professional at the point of handover can also help assess whether the mother simply needs financial support or other help.
Republican politician Casey Cox, who authored the bill, says baby boxes are a natural progression of such laws. The Indiana House overwhelmingly passed the bill this week. It is now being considered by the state senate.
Supporters of the bill hope that about one hundred boxes could be deployed by July.
Read More . . . .

And at the other end of the baby drop-off box

You can hope for a better tomorrow,
but from here the future looks really fucked.

Jeb Bush stands by Common Core and Immigration

Are "Conservatives" Conservative?

  • So-called "Conservatives" talk a lot about small government.  But once elected Republicans enthusiastically embrace, fund and protect every Big Brother program ever created by the wildest of Leftist Loons.  At least Jeb Bush is up front that he is going to fuck us.

(The Hill)  -  Jeb Bush stood his ground in front of an occasionally hostile crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, giving a strong defense of his conservative record that seemed to slowly disarm his opponents in the crowd.

The former Florida governor’s appearance had all of the feeling of the main event of the three-day conservative confab.

  • Common Core  -  Bush declined to reject his support of the standards, but he has adopted the standard conservative line that the principles have been hijacked by liberals and the Obama administration.  (Editor - Common Core has been fully funded by the GOP House.)
  • Immigration  -  Bush didn’t back away from his compassionate message on immigration . . . There should be a path to legal status for those immigrants here illegally if they “work … don’t break the law, learn English, and contribute to society,” Bush said.

Earlier, Sean Hannity had ticked through all of the potential candidates asking the crowd who they would support. Bush got booed while the room exploded in cheers for perennial favorite, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Donald Trump later called Bush unelectable.

“He’s in favor of common core; he’s weak on immigration,” the real estate mogul said to applause. “You remember his statement ‘they come over for love?’ That was his stance on immigration. I don’t see him as winning.

There were rumors before the event that anti-Bush activists would stage a walk-out during his address.

The movement was led by a man dressed in a Tea Party costume and it attracted a small gathering outside the conference room where Bush was speaking. The group raised a minor ruckus and their chants could be heard briefly inside the ballroom, but the walk-out never materialized.

(The Hill)

A centralized education system trains young 
skulls full of mush to obey their Masters

,Republican Socialism

The so-called "Conservative" George Bush Administration, backed by a "Conservative" GOP Congress, worked to unconstitutionally Federalize local education and violate the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
Since taking control of Congress in 1995 the GOP controlled Congress has consistently voted to grow the size and scope of the Federal government with no thought at all about the Constitution. 

Blast from the past 2008 cartoon.

Islamists hack Hindu-American Blogger to death

Bloody Islam
The pansy "we are the world" singing Liberals 
remain in hiding, refusing to condemn evil.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)  —  A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. 

Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years.

A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police Commissioner S.M. Shibly Noman told the Prothom Alo newspaper.

Roy "was the target because of his crime against Islam," the group said on Twitter.

Roy was a prominent voice against religious intolerance, and his family and friends say he had been threatened for his writings.

About 8:45 p.m. Thursday, a group of men ambushed the couple as they walked toward a roadside tea stall, with at least two of the attackers hitting them with meat cleavers, police Chief Sirajul Islam said. The attackers then ran away, disappearing into the crowds.

Two blood-stained cleavers were found after the attack, he said.

London Islamist terrorist attack: Soldier hacked to death with meat cleaver.

Islamic extremism has made few inroads in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation of 160 million people, but there have been a series of similar attacks in recent years blamed on militants.

A divide has become increasingly visible between secular bloggers and conservative Islamic groups, often covertly connected with Islamist parties, with the secularists urging authorities to ban religion-based politics while the Islamists press for blasphemy laws to protect their faith.

Islam is Bangladesh's state religion but the country is governed by secular laws based on British common law, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has repeatedly said she will not give in to religious extremism.

Roy had founded a popular Bengali-language blog, Mukto-mona, or Free Mind, which featured articles on scientific reasoning and religion.

The website has apparently been shut down since the attack, but Roy defended atheism in a January posting on Facebook, calling it "a rational concept to oppose any unscientific and irrational belief."

Anujit Roy, his younger brother, said Roy had returned to the country earlier this month from the U.S. and was planning to go back in March.

In 2013, another blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, who also spoke out against religious extremism, was killed by still-unidentified assailants near his Dhaka home. In 2004, Humayun Azad, a prominent writer and teacher at Dhaka University, was seriously injured in an attack when he was returning from the same book fair.

Baki Billah, a friend of Roy and a blogger, told Independent TV that Roy had been threatened earlier by people upset at his writing.

"He was a free thinker. He was a Hindu but he was not only a strong voice against Islamic fanatics but also equally against other religious fanatics," Billah said.

"We are saddened. We don't know what the government will do to find the killers. We want justice," he said.

The Religion of Peace™

Friday, February 27, 2015

Obama: "I am above the law." - The GOP is to blame

Welcome to Monarchy
Grabbing control of the Internet and guns.

By Gary;

Welcome to the bi-partisan American Monarchy.

Our Lord, King Obama I, has just decreed that both the Internet and bullets will be placed under his imperial control.

Our Masters in Washington feel the lower orders must be kept in check.

This centralization of unconstitutional power in Washington is totally bipartisan.

Blame the GOP  -  The "small government" Republican Party has no real interest in opposing King Obama because they have fully embraced every possible aspect of Big Brother government and the 1984 police surveillance state.  Our Imperial Presidency is enthusiastically supported by both parties.

The Republican Congress (1995 to 2007) massively grew Federal control of schools, spending, debt, entitlements, police state spying and so much more.  The GOP had their chance to abolish un-elected boards and commissions, defund give away programs, etc. but they love government and voted for even more spending.

Even today the current GOP Congress keeps growing government and funding intrusive agencies.

The fact is the Republicans are simply radical leftist FDR New Dealers who kind of like guns.

One solution to this madness is to require that every government regulation passed by these unelected commissions to be voted on by Congress.  But you will never, ever see the GOP even introduce such a bill let alone pass it out of committee.

Welcome to Oligarchy.

              FCC Inches Closer To An Internet Takeover

Jackboot Thug Cop Stomps on Cellphone

Officer attempted to destroy phone after attacking man for filming police brutality

(Infowars)  -  A man in Massachusetts is suing police in Amherst after he was attacked for filming officers using excessive force while making an arrest.

Thomas Donovan, a legal studies student at the University of Massachusetts, is pressing ahead with the civil rights lawsuit, alleging that his First Amendment rights were infringed.

Donovan was pepper sprayed and hit with batons by police dressed in riot gear as they cracked down on students during an annual day of St. Patrick’s Day related festivities in Amherst.

The video clearly shows that Donovan was not interfering with police making the arrest. Indeed, he was on the other side of a fence which cops had to walk around in order to assault him.

As he demanded the badge number of the officer who had pepper sprayed him, to no avail, Donovan was struck by another officer and forced to the ground, propelling the phone out of his hand.

“Arocho, assisted by Defendant Andrew Hulse, placed Mr. Donovan under arrest.” the lawsuit states. “Meanwhile, Mr. Donovan’s phone, which had landed on the ground with the camera facing up, continued to film. It captured the actions of another police officer, Defendant John Doe 3, who walked over to the phone, stood over it, then stomped on it with his boot, several times, in an unsuccessful effort to destroy it.” the filing continues.

The resulting video survived because the phone was in a shock proof hard case. It gives a chilling impression of what it is like to be stomped on by a thuggish police state storm trooper.

Donovan was arrested for “disorderly conduct” and “riot, failure to disperse,” spending up to six hours in jail without being allowed to wash the pepper spray out of his eyes.

However, the charges were dropped after it emerged that the video had survived. He was also suspended from the university because of the incident, but successfully appealed against the suspension, using the footage as evidence.

It also emerged that Officer Arocho lied in the police report, claiming that Donovan was pepper sprayed “as he began to close the distance between himself and the officers.” The video footage clearly shows no such thing occurred.

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Kurdish forces reaching their limits against ISIS

“The only effective force on the ground right now fighting ISIS is the Kurdish Peshmerga."

(Fox News)  -  Kurdish forces are reaching their limits in northern Iraq as they work to push back ISIS terrorists, according to regional experts.
Dr. Anwar Anaid and Dr. Henri Barkey told Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland the situation in northern Iraq is reaching a crucial point.
Both sides remain locked in a standoff over who controls Mosul and surrounding territory.
Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces see taking back Mosul as an important step in pushing back the terrorists. A U.S. military official has already indicated coalition forces are looking to retake the city this spring.
“Getting Mosul back is critical for both Iraq and for the Kurds, but, most importantly, if you want Iraq to become one again, Mosul has to be taken -- except that is a very difficult task and nobody is ready to do it yet,” said Barkey, professor of international relations at Lehigh University.
“For the liberation of Mosul, the Kurdistan region does understand their responsibility, but at the same time, they need much more support from the international community to be fully prepared to help,” said Anaid, professor of politics at the University of Kurdistan-Hewler in Erbil.
The regional Kurdish government is in desperate need of financial and humanitarian assistance.
“They have budgetary issues with the central government; they have not been paid for the last year or so. They are taking care of [nearly] 2 million refugees,” said Anaid.
Both agree U.S. support is needed, but increased Iraqi support in the north is crucial to defeating ISIS.
“What is missing at the moment is sufficient Iraqi divisions to engage ISIS … you need local partners to work with you and that is what the [Obama] administration is trying to do -- get going,” said Barkey, author of 'Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States.'
“The only effective force on the ground right now fighting ISIS is the Kurdish Peshmerga, but unfortunately there is resentment, sense of frustration among Kurdish officials that the credit and weapons are not given when they are due,” said Anaid. “We are doing most of the fighting, we have actually proved on the ground that we can put up an effective fight against ISIS, but we don’t see the level of international recognition [needed].’
(Fox News)

Defending New Kurdish Borders   

Ann Coulter snubbed at CPAC - Conservatives move to the center

Not Invited This Year
CPAC goes "Liberal" and refuses to 
invite Ann Coulter to speak.

(Washington Examiner)  -  Author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was not invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, marking the first time in several years that she was not scheduled to attend in an official capacity.

Coulter is usually a popular speaker at the annual conference -- it's the largest gathering of conservatives in the U.S. held this weekend just outside of Washington, D.C. -- where she has delivered well-received speeches and signed her books for fans.

"I wasn't invited," Coulter confirmed in an email Thursday to the Washington Examiner media desk. "I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC." (The Netanyahu mention is a reference to a controversial invite from congressional Republicans to the Israeli prime minister to address Congress.)

Coulter, apparently confused by the snub from conference organizers, said she has been voted "best speaker" by attendees in previous years.

Lisa De Pasquale, who served as the conference director from 2006 to 2011, confirmed that attendees surveyed after the conference ended consistently chose Coulter as the most popular speaker. "You can definitely quote me on that," said Pasquale.

Dave Hemsath sets up a booth selling books by conservative authors each year at the conference. He told the Examiner that her books tend to sell particularly well among attendees. "She's my best seller," he said. He also said he didn't want to "speak out of turn" but that he's "sorry" he won't be able to sell as many of her books this year, as he didn't bring as many as usual due to her absence from the speaker schedule.

Coulter's strained relationship with conference organizers was also evident at last year's event. She said at the time that she was not invited to speak until two weeks before the conference and that it was sprung on her that instead of a solo speaking slot, she was only offered time used to "debate" a liberal speaker.

Coulter suggested on Twitter that her exclusion might have something to do with immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, a policy front Republicans have struggled with and that Coulter has been intensely critical of. "if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I'll watch the Oscars again," Coulter tweeted.

The conference is a big draw for Republican voters and conservatives. Several potential GOP presidential candidates are at this year's event to deliver speeches and answer questions, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Other conservative commentators are scheduled to speak at the conference, including Fox News' Sean Hannity and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who both spoke on Thursday.
Two separate spokesmen for the conference did not return requests for comment.

(Washington Examiner)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GOP refuses to stop FCC attack on the internet

Always an excuse not to act

  • Endless Big Government GOP Bullshit.  The eternal excuse is "we can't do it because . . . ".  The real truth is we live in an increasingly centralized and authoritarian one-party state.  Where Dems and Republicans work hand-in-hand to grow government.
  • Our so-called "elections" are as phony as those held in China.  Every two years the same open borders, big government loving, special interest funded parties magically win 100% of all of all elections.  Voter have zero choices, but the illusion of a democracy exists.

(Washington Examiner)  -  With the Federal Communications Commission poised Thursday to impose unprecedented regulations on the Internet, congressional Republicans have quietly backed down on a plan to block the looming FCC rules ahead of time with their own legislation.

Republican lawmakers blamed Obama administration officials, who they say have interfered in bipartisan talks to produce legislation that would ban some of the onerous practices the FCC seeks to stop, but with far less government regulation than the pending agency rules proposed.

One-Party Republicrat rule.
The illusion of democracy goes on.
“The Democrats have been pushed away from negotiating with us,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., said.

Thune said he’s unsure when Republicans will produce a bill but he said it will have to wait until after Thursday, when the FCC is scheduled to vote on a package of far-reaching regulations aimed at establishing “net neutrality” for Internet users.

According to Thune, the Obama administration and FCC officials swayed Democrats not to talk to the GOP about legislation until after the FCC votes.

Central to the FCC’s proposed rules is a plan to reclassify the Internet as a public utility, a move that would introduce an unprecedented layer of government regulation to the broadband Internet industry.

President Obama has pushed for the reclassification, which he said is needed to ensure a fair and open Internet. But critics say it will stifle innovation and increase fees and taxes by imposing on the industry a 1934 government regulation meant for managing large utilities, such as the old telephone companies.

Thune admitted that waiting until after the FCC votes on the new rules on Feb. 26 could make it difficult to pass a bill.

“We are not going to get a signed bill that doesn’t have Democratic support,” Thune said. “And we think this is an issue that needs to have bipartisan support.”

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Working Families Party defeats Dem to win Senate seat

Senator-elect Ed Gomes (Working Families Party)

Free Elections - What a Concept

  • A rare thing.  A small left-wing opposition party defeats a Democrat for a State Senate seat in Connecticut.
  • Question of the day - Why is not a true Tea Party being formed to oppose the open borders, big government loving GOP?  

Working Families Party candidate Ed Gomes won a Connecticut state Senate special election Tuesday night, making him the first state legislative candidate to win solely on the party's line.

Gomes' victory represents a vindication of strategy for the progressive party, which typically cross-endorses Democrats.

As a former Democratic state senator, the 79 year old Gomes was known in his Bridgeport-based district as an advocate for a higher minimum wage, guaranteed paid sick days and funding for public education.

"I've supported WFP since the beginning because they always are willing to take a risk in support of a candidate who fights for our progressive vision," Gomes said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud to return to Hartford as the first-ever WFP legislator," reports the Huffington Post.

The WFP has seen some issue advocacy success. A fight over the school board energized Bridgeport activists, who were upset by the board's drive to hire outside consultants and increase standardized testing and teacher evaluations.

In September, WFP-backed candidates defeated three members of the board in the city's Democratic primaries. Connecticut's WFP chapter also helped advocate for the state to pass the nation's first law requiring some companies to provide paid sick leave days.

Since the party had previously run state legislative candidates on its line and failed, it was hesitant to set its expectations too high before the returns came in.

"[Gomes is] definitely the underdog because it's a heavily, heavily Democratic district," Joe Dinkin, the party's national communications director, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "Voters are habituated to voting on the Democratic line in cities like Bridgeport, as a matter of habit. It's ingrained and it's difficult to overcome. And yet the city has history of electing WFP candidates against the machine, and the public financing system levels the playing field, so we actually had the resources to compete."

23rd Senate District of Connecticut
The unofficial, incomplete vote totals for Connecticut’s special election for State Senate, 23rd district, are: Edwin Gomes, Working Families 1,485; Richard DeJesus, Democrat, 791; Rev. Kenneth Moales, independent, 509; Quentin Dreher, Republican, 152; Charles Hane, independent, 105.

How About a real Tea Party?
The leftist fools who own the open borders, big government loving Republican Party hate Conservatism.
The time is way past due to form a new political party, a Tea Party, that stands for true immigration control, small government and the Constitution.  A Tea Party needs its own national, state and county committees and fundraising arms.
Congressional seats are tempting, but are insanely expensive to campaign in.  I suggest a Tea Party follow the example of the Working Families Party above.  The Tea Party should target heavily Conservative state legislative seats around the country and defeat GOP candidates in general elections.
State by state Tea Party candidates should work to flip 10 to 20 of the most Conservative GOP seats and elect their own candidates.  By holding blocks of seats in state legislatures the Tea Party will put the fear of God into the worthless "moderate" Republican Party and start to force cooperation on key issues. 
We need to build a new Conservative party from the bottom up.  

It is Tea Time - No more Republicans.
It is time to form our own party. 

GOP Senator refuses to condemn Obama for giving illegal aliens Social Security numbers

The Republican Party
Working overtime to betray the American people
and pander to the citizens for foreign countries.

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Dean Heller (Republican - Nevada) told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that he doesn’t have an answer to the question of whether the president has the authority to unilaterally give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens.

On Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Heller: “A federal court has said giving Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens is not prosecutorial discretion. Does the president have the power to unilaterally give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens?”

Heller replied: “I don’t have an answer to that question. Sorry, can’t help you.”

Heller said he wanted to "craft a viable path forward for both the Department of Homeland Security and comprehensive immigration reform."

Read More . . . .

Obama & Homeland Violating Immigration Laws

Betraying Americans
The Democrats are Marxist whores.  That is a given.  But the open
borders "Conservative" GOP is betraying every working American in
order to lick the boots of their Wall Street Masters who want an
endless flood of legal and illegal workers to drive down wages. 

Funerals held for robot dogs in Japan

Retard Alert
Robot Funerals - Yes, humans are that fucking stupid.

It’s not clear if all robotic AIBO dogs will go to heaven, but their Japanese owners are convinced they have souls. Owners of the gadgets are staging funerals for the machines after Sony discontinued them and closed the last ‘clinics’ used to fix them.

AIBO pet dogs are the world's first home entertainment robots with artificial intelligence (AI). They can speak, sense, and express their feelings – which encourages many owners to treat the toys as real family members. The gadgets are even known for developing their own unique personalities.

Many who bought the dog robots now feel abandoned by Sony, which canceled the production of AIBOs in 2006. The last tech clinic for the toys was closed in March 2014, creating a massive shortage of spare parts reports RT News.

Sony sold more than 150,000 units between 1999 – when they were created – and 2006. Each one cost 250,000 yen (over $2,000).

One of the owners, Mori, had her AIBO for eight years. “I never thought there was a limit to his life,” she told AFP. When her faithful friend broke, Sony referred her to a company called A FUN, which specializes in fixing the robots.

One of the workers at the company said that clients refer to him as a ‘doctor,’ not as an engineer.  "The word 'repair' doesn't fit here," Hiroshi Funabashi said. “For those who keep AIBOs, they are nothing like home appliances. It's obvious they think their (robotic pet) is a family member.”

But with a shortage of spare parts, the dogs are becoming more difficult to repair. In fact, the situation is starting to resemble the concerns of the popular cartoon WALL-E, which raises the issue of souls and the human treatment of machines equipped with AI.

However, many scientists have expressed the view that further development of AI could spell out doomsday for the human race.

“Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded,” world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking said in December. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

Bill Gates also warned that artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, stating he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with the notion. “First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...a few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned,” he said.

Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk has expressed his own worries around the dangers of artificial intelligence, and has donated $10 million towards a global research program to ensure AI remains beneficial to humanity.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WAR - Britain sends soldiers to the Ukraine

Follow the Bouncing Ball
The Conservative Party goes to war 
to gain votes at election time.

By Gary;

Keeping your eye on the ball is not as easy as you might think.

The liar, whore professional politicians have always known this and manipulate events to draw your eyes away from the important issues of the day and direct your gaze where they want you to look.

It is a magician's trick.  Misdirection.

So here we are just weeks away from a brutal election in Great Britain.  The open borders, big government loving Conservative Party is being ripped to Hell by the anti-immigration UKIP party.

What do you do?  The Conservatives are desperate to take the voter's eyes off their open borders platform.  And there is no better time tested way to do that than to send soldiers to war.

So David Cameron announced that nearly 100 British soldiers are to be sent to the Ukraine to "train" Ukrainians to fight Russians.

I can smell the Conservative Party Bullshit all the way over here in California.  But I have to wonder if the British voters know that are being manipulated like puppets on strings?

Election day is coming.  We will find out soon enough.

A UKIP Gain?
Some polls show the anti-immigration UKIP pushing
up to 19% and Conservatives dropping down to 28%.
The open borders Conservatives are in a panic so let's
ship British troops to the Ukraine.
The UKIP has won two special elections in a row to Parliament
defeating the open borders Conservative Party.

"We are all puppets, Laurie. I'm just the 
puppet who can see the strings."

Dr. Jon Osterman

Stalin billboards go up in Russia

Man's True Nature
"Kneel before me. I said, KNEEL!  Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel."
From The Avengers

(Editor  -  I suspect Loki's quote is dead on.  We Americans like to mock authoritarian foreign nations while not seeing ourselves for what we are.  Since the 1930s the American Sheeple have allowed endless power over our lives to be accumulated by a corrupt centralized Washington D.C. oligarchy. The cult of the "Leader" is alive in the USA.  With all the obvious bullshit and lies we still see 45% of Americans mindlessly worshiping Obama in polls.)

Some residents of the central Russian city of Perm have asked the authorities to remove 10 billboards with Stalin’s portraits, put up by the Communist Party, claiming the law only allows the medium to be used for commercial advertising.
The billboards, which remain on Perm’s streets, feature the photo of the Soviet dictator together with the famous quote, Stalin found Russia working with wooden plows and left it equipped with atomic piles,” attributed to Winston Churchill. The Communist Party says on its website that the placement was timed with the 135th anniversary of Stalin’s birth and the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in WWII.
The outdoor campaign started two months ago, but the scandal erupted only in mid-February as some unnamed vigilant citizens reported about it to the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service – the state agency that oversees how laws on advertising are observed. The essence of complaints is that billboards can only be used for commercial advertising or promotion of charity projects, while the sites in question do not fall under either category reports RT News.
A woman shouts as she carries portraits of Vladimir Lenin and
Josef Stalin during a Communist Party supporters' rally
to mark May Day in Moscow.

Officials told local mass media that they were now trying to establish who ordered the campaign in order to tell them to stop it.
The Perm branch of the Communist Party replied with an emotional statement, accusing their opponents of hypocrisy and noting that all information about the sponsors of the campaign can be found on the billboards themselves, in the regional Communist newspaper and on the party’s website.
The activists also noted that similar campaigns, like the one promoting St. Valentine’s Day, had never caused any objections despite the fact that they also do not advertise any particular product or charity. The Communists’ reply ends with Stalin’s own words: “I know that after my death piles of garbage will be carried to my grave, but the winds of history will swipe it away without any mercy.”
A similar situation took place in the southern Russian city of Voronezh in 2008. Local mayor ordered the removal of 10 billboards with Stalin’s portraits for the same reason just three days after they were put up. Local communists complained to the prosecutor’s office and claimed that the law enforcers had taken their side, but removed the ads anyway, saying that the campaign had already ended, as planned.

Russian Poll
More than half the respondents to a survey published by an independent Russian polling agency said Soviet dictator Josef Stalin played a positive role in the life of the country.
Sixteen percent of the respondents in the poll carried out by the independent Levada-Center last November 21-24, said Stalin played an "undoubtedly positive" role, while 36 percent said his role was "rather positive."More than half the respondents to a survey published by an independent Russian polling agency said Soviet dictator Josef Stalin played a positive role in the life of the country.
Twenty-one percent of those polled said the Soviet dictator played a "rather negative" role, while nine percent said his role was "undoubtedly negative."
Nineteen percent of the respondents said they were at a loss to answer. (voanews.com)