New statues honoring Stalin

As pointed out by Ms. Malkin Stalin is back in favor.  I guess this isn’t too surprising.  As I pointed out a month ago there were large numbers of people celebrating the anniversary of his birth, saying he was “a wise leader”, and claiming “our people will never be able to do without a leader like Stalin.“  Never mind the millions of his own people he murdered.  I don’t really understand it, but then it’s irrational to expect people to be rational.  And it’s a reminder that “eternal vigilance is the price of freedom” (Wendell Phillips, January 28, 1852).

Repression in the UK grows worse

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll keep saying it.  The U.K. needs to be liberated.  The latest story is:

A Conservative Parliamentary candidate has been suspended after he was pictured on the internet with a range of guns, rifles and a hunting knife.

An inquiry is now to be held into why Robert Oulds, the prospective MP for Slough in Berkshire, appeared with the weapons in the camera phone images.

A party spokesman said: “We take this matter extremely seriously.

“We have suspended Mr Oulds from the list of candidates, and as candidate for Slough, with immediate effect.”

The guns and knife were all legal (as if such a law were any more valid than one outlawing political expression).  There were no laws broken.  No one was threatened.  Why do they allow such repressive politicians to continue breathing?

Others have weighed in on this too:

Of course we have Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and Canada that should be liberated first so we can’t exactly run over to England and help those guys out until we clean out the local tyrants first.

Whoo hooo!!!! Bomb help problem solved

I just had a counter intelligence (CI) guy leave my office.  He viewed my graphs, some of the email I receive, and described it as “a mini gold mine”.  He was pleased I have information going back to 2000, that the site is still up, and I’m willing to work with them (I offerred to give them the portion of the logs where bombs were mentioned)..

He works with web logs on a daily basis and has tools he wrote himself to parse the web logs.  I’m so thrilled.  Finally I can get this information to the proper agencies and don’t have to worry if I have “done enough” to prevent some kid from blowing up his school, or some terrorist wanting to float a barge with a ton of explosives down the Thames.

It’s kind of ironic, the CI guy’s office is directly above mine in this building.  I’ve been in this office for two and a half years and the guy that was the answer to my concerns was so close.

Update: I just got a call from the CI guy.  He has a “customer” for the bomb logs.  I’ll sort through my log files and deliver the bomb related stuff to him next week.