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Scenic Lookout

Not quite a “stop the world, I want to get off” kind of day here, but I’m willing to at least park in the scenic overlook for a bit. Must step away from news stream before head explodes!!!

The usual BS ... kick Jesus out of the schools, but have the kids sing praises to Allah ... strip search a kid for drugs in front of his classmates ... another generation of Kennedy hucksters ready to take over MA politics ... Maxine Waters, crazy as always ... Hillary to be head of World Bank? I first heard rumors of this half a year ago. Nice pay-off, or what? And lastly, pump up hype to bring in the bucks: archaeologist may have found Queen of Sheba’s gold mine, needs grants for expedition ...



and my favorite Government In Action story of the day:

Russia: Lego protesters not citizens, therefore illegal

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Siberian authorities ban protest by 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars

There hadn’t been many – indeed any – rallies like it before in Russia. Last month saw dozens of toys, from teddy bears to Lego figurines, standing out in the snow of a Siberian city with banners complaining about corruption and electoral malpractice.

At the time, Russian authorities in Barnaul declared the protest “an unsanctioned public event”.

Now a petition to hold another protest featuring 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars has been rejected because the toys have been deemed not to be “citizens of Russia”.

“As you understand, toys, especially imported toys, are not only not citizens of Russia but they are not even people,” Andrei Lyapunov, a spokesman for Barnaul, told local media.

At the last rally, baffled police did not know what to do with the toys, which held up banners with the words: “I’m for clean elections,” and “A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin.” After taking photographs and video of the plastic offenders, they asked prosecutors to investigate its legality.

The number of people, and their toys, wanting to take part has risen dramatically since then.

“It probably wouldn’t be that popular if the reaction of the authorities hadn’t been so harsh and absurd,” said the activist Lyudmila Alexandrovna.

Authorities though are not willing to back down.

Wherever there is government there will be a nitwit jobsworth telling someone that the tiniest little thing is illegal. Always. Maybe the whole semi-civilized world would be better off with half as much authority and a quarter as many rules? It’s worth a try.

Face it, the only reason the toy protest is illegal is that the Boss’s Apparatchniks can’t arrest them in the middle of the night and stomp the crap out of them while having “peaceful discussions”.



Posted by Drew458    United States   on 02/16/2012 at 10:26 AM   
 
  1. Face it, the only reason the toy protest is illegal is that the Boss’s Apparatchniks can’t arrest them in the middle of the night and stomp the crap out of them while having “peaceful discussions”.

    Amen and coming to America if The Won is re-elected via fraud via ACORN/NBPP Vote Early/Vote Often Voter Intimidation.

    The entire point of the story should be even in the depth of Siberia - A Desire for Freedom and Outside the Box thinking is alive and well!

    There is still hope in this insane world.

    Posted by wardmama4    United States   02/16/2012  at  12:51 PM  
  2. Bullseye Wardmama. In today’s “free” Russia, the people have to make dioramas to express their displeasure with gov, and even that gets stomped. But they did it again!

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/17/2012  at  07:25 AM  
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