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2012-05-09 02:41:06 PM
But what about the rum and buggery?

/Obvious joke is obvious
 
2012-05-09 03:37:41 PM
This link actually led me on a pretty interesting journey.

The original link at Boig Boing above is three sentences, and links back to an item on Comic Book Resources. That entry was a single sentence and linked to a Daily Cartoonist article. The Daily Cartoonist, in turn, linked back to an item on "Iran Briefing", what looks to be a blog with the subtitle, "Human Rights Violations by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

So this blog is the ultimate source on a story that was passed along three times with a sentence or two in commentary each time. Sounds legit, right?

Iran Briefing lists Iran's official news agency as its source for the item. But when I checked the site's English edition, no such story appeared.

Would Iran have passed down such a punishment for an infraction like criticizing an MP? Sure, I can believe it. It's a repressive theocracy. But this particular story seems pretty dubious, and is an interesting exercise in how what looks to be agitprop is passed along repeatedly and ends up on mainstream sites as "news" because no one took the ten minutes of minimal effort that I did to actually double-check anything.
 
2012-05-09 03:41:01 PM
Addendum: For the inevitable "the link must have been on IRNA's Farsi site" response, sure, maybe it was. But Iran Briefing didn't bother actually linking to the item in question, so the reader is left to dig around on their own and know a different language than the site is written in in order to actually verify the claim.
 
2012-05-09 04:32:01 PM

Cagey B: ... a well-summarized writeup of the available information . . .


Thank you.
 
2012-05-09 04:35:49 PM
It's almost like they don't have freedom of speech there
 
2012-05-09 04:36:07 PM

Cagey B: stuff


yeah... so.. let's get back to rum and buggery!!!!
 
2012-05-09 04:36:26 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: But what about the rum and buggery?

/Obvious joke is obvious


All that happens in the changing rooms
 
2012-05-09 04:38:32 PM
 
2012-05-09 04:42:18 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-09 04:43:07 PM
i47.tinypic.com

Which one is supposed to be the Iranian?
 
2012-05-09 04:54:07 PM
Sounds about right. I'm no fan of soccer either.
 
2012-05-09 05:02:19 PM
I wonder where that kid is that was flogged in Singapore ? And is he tagging cars anymore?
 
2012-05-09 05:04:41 PM
Speaking of drawing and justice, does anyone know why certain court proceedings allow only a drawn instance of the action while others allow photographs? Also, why the heck wouldn't they allow photos or video if they allow drawings?
This has always been strange to me - and welcome to the 20th century...
 
2012-05-09 05:13:30 PM

highendmighty: Speaking of drawing and justice, does anyone know why certain court proceedings allow only a drawn instance of the action while others allow photographs? Also, why the heck wouldn't they allow photos or video if they allow drawings?
This has always been strange to me - and welcome to the 20th century...


Because the media in courtrooms with cameras tends to turn proceedings into a circus.

Canada also doesn't allow cameras, and does the drawings, and court cases are noticeably less obsessed over by the media.
 
2012-05-09 05:22:28 PM
He has a solution to the Iranian problem
starsmedia.ign.com
 
2012-05-09 05:25:59 PM
Mitch McConnell rubs hands together
"how to make this happen here you know, to the poor and indigent?"
How indeed?

www.tokeofthetown.com
 
2012-05-09 05:41:36 PM

J. Frank Parnell: highendmighty: Speaking of drawing and justice, does anyone know why certain court proceedings allow only a drawn instance of the action while others allow photographs? Also, why the heck wouldn't they allow photos or video if they allow drawings?
This has always been strange to me - and welcome to the 20th century...

Because the media in courtrooms with cameras tends to turn proceedings into a circus.

Canada also doesn't allow cameras, and does the drawings, and court cases are noticeably less obsessed over by the media.


Thank you for your answer. I can see how many people with clicking cameras could cause a scene. Though, silent digital cameras, I would think, would be less intrusive then the scritch scritch of some artist's pencil. The favoring of that visual medium over another more realistic one still seems antiquated and even irresponsible in a forum that values truth.
 
2012-05-09 06:00:28 PM

highendmighty: Thank you for your answer. I can see how many people with clicking cameras could cause a scene. Though, silent digital cameras, I would think, would be less intrusive then the scritch scritch of some artist's pencil. The favoring of that visual medium over another more realistic one still seems antiquated and even irresponsible in a forum that values truth.


But it doesn't matter what the media thinks, and they aren't putting on a show for them. They're trying to make sure justice is served. That is their only concern.
 
2012-05-09 06:09:58 PM

J. Frank Parnell: highendmighty: Thank you for your answer. I can see how many people with clicking cameras could cause a scene. Though, silent digital cameras, I would think, would be less intrusive then the scritch scritch of some artist's pencil. The favoring of that visual medium over another more realistic one still seems antiquated and even irresponsible in a forum that values truth.

But it doesn't matter what the media thinks, and they aren't putting on a show for them. They're trying to make sure justice is served. That is their only concern.


Also many court rooms do indeed have cameras, just ones under the control of the court. You can usually get the video after all is said and done through public records requests. You'll see it online sometimes for various reasons, a more recent one being of one of Sheriff Joe's deputies stealing a paper and copying it off a defense table.

It isn't like courts want everything to be some secret. Hell, everything said is taken in to record by the court recorder (a person who types it all out). It is that they want things done in a orderly, controlled, fashion. A big media circus is not their thing. Also the legal system is just antiquated with relation to technology and how they do things, so it can take time to catch up.

However some things make sense, when you examine them more deeply. Like the recorder. Seems stupid to have someone learn how to use a stenography machine just to type everything up in real time. Plus it doesn't deal with with multiple people speaking at once. Why not just record it all on tape (or rather digital these days)? Then you think wait, there are tapes where what people said is unclear all the time. The recorder makes sure the record is laid down clearly, and if multiple people start talking over each other they are made to stop, so the recorder can record what happens, rather than assuming that it can be sorted out later.
 
2012-05-09 06:26:16 PM
Torture is wrong, period.

Those who use it are wrong for using it, ever.

Mind is forever.

;)
 
2012-05-09 08:44:11 PM
And these primates want nuclear technology? Isreal, let 'em fly!
 
2012-05-09 08:57:30 PM
It's the Middle East. They're all a bunch of backwards shiats over there. Culturally they're about 400 years behind us so stories like this should shock exactly nobody.
 
2012-05-09 11:05:23 PM
You know we have only ourselves (Americans) to thank for that whacked out religious government they have over there, right? They actually had an elected government once with a leader who wanted to bring social reforms to Iran and its people, while nationalizing oil so it benefits all Iranians. So of course the US and CIA had to overthrow him. It setup the Shah and that setup the Islamic Revolution.

See, Ron Paul was right about something!

/Not a Ron Paul supporter
//He is still right on the Middle East
 
2012-05-09 11:21:45 PM
Damn I had to pay a lot of money to be lashed. This guy just had to draw a cartoon.
 
2012-05-09 11:25:57 PM
Why do people get so upset about comics. I drew a comic. It is NOT safe for work.

NSFW:
http://tinypic.com/upload
 
2012-05-09 11:27:17 PM
NSFW:
http://tinypic.com/r/2rq0bpu/6

Thats better....
 
2012-05-09 11:31:13 PM
DNRTFA. Are we going to find out this is fake too?
 
2012-05-09 11:32:46 PM

ShonenBat: And these primates want nuclear technology? Isreal, let 'em fly!


Let me guess, Israeli? Iranians are some of the nicest people you would ever hope to meet in your life. I lived in Iran for roughly a year and I am the product of a mixed marriage, my dad is Iranian and my mom is Irish/English. My dad is a first generation immigrant (and citizen) and my mom's family has been in this country since pretty near the beginning.

While there were challenges living in Iran me and my mom were treated with kindness and respect everywhere we went.
 
2012-05-09 11:34:20 PM

Ess_Aytch: It's the Middle East. They're all a bunch of backwards shiats over there. Culturally they're about 400 years behind us so stories like this should shock exactly nobody.


Ah, sweet irony...
 
2012-05-09 11:46:32 PM
If you're going to draw an Iranian parliament member, you should quarter him so as to finish the job...
 
2012-05-10 07:14:25 AM

Cagey B: This link actually led me on a pretty interesting journey.

The original link at Boig Boing above is three sentences, and links back to an item on Comic Book Resources. That entry was a single sentence and linked to a Daily Cartoonist article. The Daily Cartoonist, in turn, linked back to an item on "Iran Briefing", what looks to be a blog with the subtitle, "Human Rights Violations by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

So this blog is the ultimate source on a story that was passed along three times with a sentence or two in commentary each time. Sounds legit, right?

Iran Briefing lists Iran's official news agency as its source for the item. But when I checked the site's English edition, no such story appeared.

Would Iran have passed down such a punishment for an infraction like criticizing an MP? Sure, I can believe it. It's a repressive theocracy. But this particular story seems pretty dubious, and is an interesting exercise in how what looks to be agitprop is passed along repeatedly and ends up on mainstream sites as "news" because no one took the ten minutes of minimal effort that I did to actually double-check anything.


I took the same trip you did tracking down this story. Yes, it seem dubious, but I believe it. Those people are nuts, as are all religious fanatics. Nothing about religious fanatics, be they Muslin, Christian or Turd Worshipers surprises me any longer. Here is a Christian example of pure lunacy from here in the good old US of A: Relax, it's nothing to do with Ricky Santorum. It's worse.
 
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