This Phone was a “Weapon of Mass Destruction”

It is no surprise that there are buyers even for symbols of evil.

While it is not clear who forked out this hefty sum to pick up the instrument that Hitler used for executing his orders, I think it belongs in a museum, not at someone’s home or office

It is not a piece of antique, it is a tool that will serve as a reminder of the Third Reich, of a fascist, Nazi Germany under the dictator.

G Joslin Vethakumar 
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Hitler’s phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39024237

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Amma’s Govt Run Under Chinnamma’s Guidance: EPS

The State that Loves Freebies Deserves this Convict Regime!

Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami may not have any qualms saying “This is “Amma’s government and would be run under the guidance of “Chinnamma.”

But for the State and its people a government that has two convicts, one dead and another in jail, as the foundation of its administration is a crying shame showing Tamilians as India’s biggest fools.

Late Jayalalitha and the AIADMK rode to power on the back of goodies (such as grinders and TVs) dispensed to the electorate.

The same electorate will only need to be given more freebies by the party to get back the support they had lost with the death of Jayalalitha under suspicious circumstances in December last.

OPS, a Flop

The rebel CM contender, O Panneerselvam (OPS), put on a flop show when the Assembly took on the Vote of Confidence yesterday, garnering a mere 11 votes against the 122 that the Sasikala faction got. Despite having the people of the State behind him, he was unable to translate it into a victory.

He could have at least made a face-saving exit from the Assembly without participating in the trust vote. Particularly because the entire opposition led by the DMK had walked out after some unsavoury incidents in the House.

Edited Footage

Since only edited footage of the violence in the Assembly was made available, I will not blame just the DMK for it. The media was kept away from the live proceedings, so the truth was blacked out. I am not, therefore, ready to believe that the DMK acted without provocation.

Ok, I am prepared to accept that whatever the provocation violence is not the answer. As DMK leader M K Stalin explained today at a press meet, he had apologised for the behaviour and requested a secret ballot that the Speaker rejected outright.

Tamil Nadu is under an extraordinary curse led by dummies and criminals in jail. The State and its people must do everything possible to come out of this shame.

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Land Where No Woman is Safe!

When there is no fear of the law, with rapists often let off lightly, India can never be safe for women.

Unfortunately, some newspapers even gave away the name of the actress who was abducted and molested.

That is the quality of journalism in India today. If the identity of the victims is not protected they cannot be expected to show courage in fighting the scourge.

Rapes happen even in the U .S. But that can be no consolation for the victims. For every one incident coming into the open, thousands go unreported in India.

Fast-track justice with the most stringent of punishments must become the norm if the country is serious about dealing with crime.


G Joslin Vethakumar 

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Game Over for OPS, but it is Advantage DMK!

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha’s trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam (OPS) has shamed himself by not walking out when his demand for a secret vote was rejected by the Assembly Speaker this afternoon.

A commonsense-based walkout will have saved himself the embarrassment of a 122-11 humiliation. If he had imagined that some MLAs from the opposite camp would go with him in an open vote then that can only dismissed as sheer folly.

Tamil Nadu is now going to be ruled by the Mannargudi Mafia remote-controlled by Sasikala who is now in jail after being convicted by the Supreme Court recently.

The State will have to brace up for some ferment – that is, if the people have any sense of self-respect and shame!

The voting has been won by keeping MLAs hostage. But the Government cannot be allowed to be run through fraud.

Whether one likes it or not, it is the DMK that has emerged strong out of it all by projecting itself as representing the will of the people.

Interestingly, this is something Anand Narasimhan and Times Now took upon themselves- that it is they who are out to protect the people of Tamil Nadu! This kind of jokes coming from journalists is nothing unusual for India.

G Joslin Vethakumar 

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Tamil Nadu’s Funeral?

First to one convict’s grave, tomorrow to Bangalore jail to meet another convict! 

This is the grave situation Tamil Nadu is in. Is this Tamil Nadu’s funeral?

http://www.timesnow.tv/india/article/after-swearing-in-sasikala-camp-visits-jayalalithaa-memorial/56036

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15 days to prove majority? Perpetuating Corruption, Raj Bhavan Style!

A floor test first will have been the best option, given that the MLAs had been kept hostage the last more than a week.

So the BJP was all along pretending to support OPS while plotting to shame the State! I doubt the Governor will have acted on his own.

The idiotic Tamil electorate who have always deified the corrupt and the dumb can now drown themselves in the political Cooum and wait for another silly Jallikattu-like cause to show their valour and cultural fallacy.

G Joslin Vethakumar

http://www.ndtv.com/news/view/ndtv/1660024/site=classic/?device=iphone&siteid=news&showads=no&site=classic

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Corruption Convict Can Become Murder Convict

If OPS Gets Government Control a Probe into Jayalalitha’s Death is Certain

That must be the biggest worry of the commercial criminal, Sasikala Natarajan, who was convicted today by India’s Supreme Court.

If Tamil Nadu’s caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam becomes a full-fledged State leader, Sasikala can anticipate serious trouble. He may pursue a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to late CM Jayalalitha’s death.

That is certain to open up a can of worms as the people of the State have reason to suspect that Sasikala may have hastened the death of the charismatic leader, a top former actress.

The hate that the people have for Sasikala has translated into overwhelming support for OPS.

Sasikala, the convict, has now made the party her property, just like all of her loot in collaboration with Jayalalitha. The AIADMK was founded by late iconic leader MG Ramachandran and run with his personal wealth. Sasikala is now destroying the party through loot of an unprecedented scale.

G Joslin Vethakumar

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