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(The New York Times)   Today's headline: "Anti-Putin Demonstrators Gather in Moscow". Tomorrow's headline: "Families of missing Anti-Putin demonstrators gather in Moscow"   (nytimes.com) divider line 25
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2012-06-12 10:09:19 AM
Under new legislation, unauthorized rallies first receive a fine. A second offense is a beating. A third offense is another beating since you obviously weren't listening the first two times
 
2012-06-12 10:09:46 AM
But Russia has democracy, right?
 
2012-06-12 10:13:09 AM
It's tragic to see Russia's long tradition of democracy and the rule of law being usurped in this way.

Oh, wait...
 
2012-06-12 10:16:37 AM
It's lulzy because it's true.
 
2012-06-12 10:19:54 AM
Can't wait to see the dashcam videos.
 
2012-06-12 10:19:55 AM
I, for one, welcome our new energy-weapon-wielding Russian overlords.
 
2012-06-12 10:21:32 AM
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//Hotlinked.
 
2012-06-12 10:23:31 AM
Heard about this on the BBC this morning. Apparently they pre-arrested a few dozen protesters and the fines for violating any parade/protest ordinance, which can be changed at any time including after the approved protest/march starts, can range up to $20k a year.
 
2012-06-12 10:26:20 AM
There's no disputin' putin.
 
2012-06-12 10:28:08 AM
More likely tomorrow's headline: Anti-Putin demonstrators return home to find families missing.
 
2012-06-12 10:29:40 AM
anyone 'critical' of dear leader gather at the bottom of lake Baikal.

/what is and is not deemed to be 'critical' is left to the subjective judgement of our benevolent benefactor, Putin.
 
2012-06-12 10:30:47 AM
You mess with the bull, you get the balls
 
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2012-06-12 10:34:53 AM
perhaps it's time to start a fund to help those slapped with 'protesting fine' to pay it off. But with this being Russia, expect 75% of this fund to be stolen.
 
2012-06-12 10:35:34 AM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-12 10:39:05 AM

MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?


This is what democracy looks like.
 
2012-06-12 10:48:45 AM

MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Kindof!

/my favorite Russian Daily Show piece
//apropos of nothing
 
2012-06-12 10:48:54 AM
golf clap for you subby......all my co workers are now looking at me funny...
 
2012-06-12 10:51:23 AM

danielscissorhands: There's no disputin' putin.


These people should quit Stalin and instead be Putin their Lenin away. The police are making Marx of everyone who attends to levy fines.
 
2012-06-12 11:19:50 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-12 11:38:27 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


You have the perfect screen name for this thread
 
2012-06-12 11:41:52 AM
Misses the Cold War

www.jamesbond007.nu
 
2012-06-12 11:55:54 AM
Uncle Vladimir knows best!
 
2012-06-12 12:59:54 PM

chaddsfarkprefect: MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?

This is what democracy looks like.


Not what a republic looks like.

Democracies do not care much for minority viewpoints.
 
2012-06-12 02:36:21 PM

hasty ambush: Misses the Cold War

[www.jamesbond007.nu image 300x300]


She was on Gram Norton Show this morning.
 
2012-06-13 06:35:51 PM
So much time, so little polonium
 
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