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Well I'm certainly fooled

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Today's BBC Headline ..............

Iran 'successfully sends monkey into space'

I know we're not overly friendly with the leaders of Iran, but you'd think somebody would mention to them, if only in passing that they're on a fool's errand.

Morning Ahmad, another steaming day eh? Have a slice of Badenjan Torshi and pour yourself a cup of Sharbat. It must be nearly 64 years since The Americans shot a monkey into space eh?

Unless they think that by strapping the odd primate to an ICBM we won't think for a moment they're really test firing missiles. :!?!:

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Re: Well I'm certainly fooled

Postby bandito » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:59 pm

Animal rights campaigners will not be happy...... :!!!:

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Re: Well I'm certainly fooled

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:15 am

Actually I think it's their way of dealing with political reformers. I believe it's another male interpretation of the Koran like covering your wife in a tablecloth which also doesn't occur anywhere in the good book. I've always wondered if they pull the tablecloth off in one fast swoop when they are at home and shout "ta-da!" like some magic trick.

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Re: Well I'm certainly fooled

Postby badpenny » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:05 am

coppinpr wrote:Actually I think it's their way of dealing with political reformers. I believe it's another male interpretation of the Koran like covering your wife in a tablecloth which also doesn't occur anywhere in the good book. I've always wondered if they pull the tablecloth off in one fast swoop when they are at home and shout "ta-da!" like some magic trick.
Interesting point ............ and I wonder how the Iranians interpret this weirdness ?
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Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:14 pm

and I wonder how the Iranians interpret this weirdness ?
They wouldn't like it because the photo shows people doing exactly what they WANT to do, no matter how weird. In Iran, you do what God, The mula, and the male population (in that order) SAY you can do, however weird - no other options.

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Re: Well I'm certainly fooled

Postby youngerap » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 pm

Not so long ago that Iran was a much more pleasant environment to live in - particularly for women. They were educated, allowed to drive, hold down a career and had freedom of choice as to who they had contact with and what they wore. Must have been one hell of a shock and very disappointing when the goat-herds took power. Poor souls.

Still, it is nice to see that with power comes great privilege - I saw the photo on the beeb of the Iranian President taking a ride in his newest missile.

Nice to see he got back safely.

Does anyone else hear that ticking.....?


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