The MPS issued a statement saying that its actions had been based on a response to a "European Arrest Warrant for an extremely serious offence". It went on: "Now that the situation has changed and the Swedish authorities have discontinued their investigation into that matter, Mr Assange remains wanted for a much less serious offence. The MPS will provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence." The MPS said it would "not comment further on the operational plan".Well, are you going to arrest him or not? There's no way to know until it happens or doesn't happen. So he's still effectively imprisoned without the slightest hint of justification. Since lawsuits are flying back and forth around this mess, Kafka's estate should join the fracas. Sue UK for plagiarism. This piece of tyranny beats the Trial all to hell.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.