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(NYPost)   Porn, drugs, prostitution, and cosmetic surgery is rampant in A) Hollywood B) Las Vegas C) Iran   (nypost.com) divider line 47
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2014-08-30 08:14:55 PM  
Tehran is the closest modern city in the middle east to an American city. Other than the type of  government in power, with a similar  a portion to the US of the population being religious  nutjobs.  Iranian citizens wear western clothing and generally want the same things as other urban dwellers. Iran has even given up one other main chants against American. Possible better relations would allow some sort of change in Saudi's  brutal and oppressive policies on Women and the citizenry in general.
 
2014-08-30 08:21:25 PM  
thanks for ruining my boner,^^
 
2014-08-30 08:55:45 PM  
D: Subbys moms house
 
2014-08-30 10:34:33 PM  
We need to allow more refugees from Iran. Persians are hot.
 
2014-08-30 10:54:57 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: We need to allow more refugees from Iran. Persians are hot.


It's all that fur.
www.thepetscentral.com
 
2014-08-31 12:32:00 AM  
Iranians are a lot like Americans
 
2014-08-31 12:48:41 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans


except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.
 
2014-08-31 01:05:26 AM  
Iran... Iran so far away...
 
2014-08-31 01:06:58 AM  

namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.


img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2014-08-31 01:53:04 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.

[img.fark.net image 800x507][img.fark.net image 480x427]


can probably find similar photos for lebanon and syria and iraq ... and pakistan ... and egypt ...
but not turkey or israel .... I wonder why
 
2014-08-31 03:42:31 AM  
was recently discussing Rick Steves with a friend, and they mentioned he had a travel video for Iran:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D61uriEGsIM
 
2014-08-31 03:43:01 AM  
I used to go to school with an Iranian dude. Then the Iran hostage crisis happened and suddenly he was no longer Iranian.  He was Persian.
 
2014-08-31 03:48:55 AM  

eurotrader: Tehran is the closest modern city in the middle east to an American city. Other than the type of  government in power, with a similar  a portion to the US of the population being religious  nutjobs.  Iranian citizens wear western clothing and generally want the same things as other urban dwellers. Iran has even given up one other main chants against American. Possible better relations would allow some sort of change in Saudi's  brutal and oppressive policies on Women and the citizenry in general.


The whole country of Iran is basically more like a western country than almost any country outside NA or Europe. It's just run by a bunch of religious nutjobs, with a devoted public of like 15%. Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government. You know, the kind with voting and stuff like that.
 
2014-08-31 03:56:10 AM  

namatad: can probably find similar photos for lebanon and syria and iraq ... and pakistan ... and egypt ...
but not turkey or israel .... I wonder why


Saudi Arabia funneled a bunch of oil money to religious extremists all over the Muslim world. CIA backed religious extremists to counter 'commies' and 'socialists' in the middle east. One notes religious extremists in the US have gotten a lot more noxious as well.  Jimmy Carter is a Southern Baptist, roll that one over a bit.
 
2014-08-31 04:04:41 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.

[img.fark.net image 800x507][img.fark.net image 480x427]


i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-31 04:11:14 AM  

mjjt: ecmoRandomNumbers: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.

[img.fark.net image 800x507][img.fark.net image 480x427]

[i60.tinypic.com image 580x369]


I chortled at that waaaay to easily.
 
2014-08-31 04:26:00 AM  
 
2014-08-31 04:30:10 AM  
Pointy Tail of Satan:
The whole country of Iran is basically more like a western country than almost any country outside NA or Europe. It's just run by a bunch of religious nutjobs, with a devoted public of like 15%. Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government. You know, the kind with voting and stuff like that.

To be fair, there is more to Iran than Tehran. Just like the US or, really, anywhere, there are the city people and there are the religious hicks. The thing is, as much as we wish it weren't so, there are a LOT of hicks, and they are way, way, way more agressive than the prissy city types. When a revolution comes, the religious types believe it means it should go their way, and make it happen. There are lots and lots of true believers out there.

Look at what happened in Egypt. Revolution, followed by the hicks getting their religious guys in power, who promptly tried to make it stick before getting booted. Tunisia elected a religious party (which decided not to pursue sharia because Tunisia is the least crazy country in the area). Turkey, which had decades of forced secularization, from Ataturk on, elected a bunch of religious nuts too. The "silent majority" of hicks is real.

Iran fell under the same thing. The city types lost to the hicks when the revolution came around.

But I will put in one tiny good word for the Ayatollah - they do have elections. Women can vote. The voting age used to be 16 (they changed it). The elections aren't exactly fair, as every candidate has to be approved, but reformers have won (moderate reformers). It's more democratic than almost any other country in the area.
 
2014-08-31 04:39:50 AM  

namatad: ecmoRandomNumbers: namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.

[img.fark.net image 800x507][img.fark.net image 480x427]

can probably find similar photos for lebanon and syria and iraq ... and pakistan ... and egypt ...
but not turkey or israel .... I wonder why


Separation of .....women and rights? 

/Honor killings aside, Turkey isn't that bad a place to be a woman compared to the rest of the middle east
 
2014-08-31 04:53:58 AM  
Iran is mostly like America. Nearly everyone knows that except for the Christian Right who likes to go on and on about how much better we are than them with our anti-abortion laws and our prisons jammed full of non-violent drug offenders and death rows filled with mental retards and our non-functional government scrutinizing our presidents for signs of moral failure because they happen to be named HUSSEIN OMFG!!!

But we're a lot different from them because Jeezus.
 
2014-08-31 05:08:02 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans


fta Navai says that marriage between cousins is "considered lucky and heaven-sent, a strengthening of families that brought unity."

Apparently they even have their own Kentucky
 
2014-08-31 05:08:34 AM  
I've only known one Persian, she was a communist. Also a refugee

/CSB
//Did good USA
///USA bringing peace and stability to the world for the past...resets clock
 
2014-08-31 05:18:37 AM  

namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...

Probably the saddest part of the last ... 70 years, is how a number of countries in the middle east used to be quite "western" and then got farked over by the west/soviet games.

Iran? we screwed them by putting the Shah into power.
Iraq? I dont know, but my guess is that we supported Saddam and that didnt help.
Afghanistan? Nice job US/USSR in totally destroying a country.
Lebanon? Used to be pretty awesome, or at least it sounded that way.

I am sure none of them were ever perfect, but FFS we really helped send them backwards.


Islam,Christianity ,Judaism and Magiasm are your legal religious choices. As for the Shah blame British Petroleum. They are the ones who wanted him in power.
 
2014-08-31 06:26:08 AM  

eurotrader: Tehran is the closest modern city in the middle east to an American city. Other than the type of  government in power, with a similar  a portion to the US of the population being religious  nutjobs.  Iranian citizens wear western clothing and generally want the same things as other urban dwellers. Iran has even given up one other main chants against American. Possible better relations would allow some sort of change in Saudi's  brutal and oppressive policies on Women and the citizenry in general.


Iran should be our closest ally in the Middle East. They're Persians!
 
2014-08-31 06:46:53 AM  

namatad: Lionel Mandrake: Iranians are a lot like Americans

except for that whole put to death for adultery thing
and for doing drugs
and for having another religion
and for oh wait, they are just like us for repressing their children ...


Well, in America, you don't have to perform adultery, just jaywalk while black. Hell, you don't even get a trial.
 
2014-08-31 06:48:32 AM  
Human vice cannot be eradicated. The more you try, the deeper underground it goes.

I would rather have legal, protected, regularly tested prostitutes walking the streets than the illegal exploitative reality that is prohibition.
 
2014-08-31 06:53:25 AM  

gibbon1: namatad: can probably find similar photos for lebanon and syria and iraq ... and pakistan ... and egypt ...
but not turkey or israel .... I wonder why

Saudi Arabia funneled a bunch of oil money to religious extremists all over the Muslim world. CIA backed religious extremists to counter 'commies' and 'socialists' in the middle east. One notes religious extremists in the US have gotten a lot more noxious as well.  Jimmy Carter is a Southern Baptist, roll that one over a bit.


Jimmy Carter publicly left the Southern Baptists a few years back; said he didn't like how they treated women these days.  I guess he's just Baptist now.
 
2014-08-31 07:10:56 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government.


For pretty much the same reason we (the US) does every other effed up thing over there:

OIL.
 
2014-08-31 07:27:58 AM  
Drugs, prostitution, porn, Burt Reynold's sweet ride from Smokey and The Bandit.
 
2014-08-31 07:28:38 AM  

austin_millbarge: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government.

For pretty much the same reason we (the US) does every other effed up thing over there:

OIL.


And you can bet a few rich people got richer too...
 
2014-08-31 07:37:17 AM  
Iranian women are hot.
 
2014-08-31 08:04:41 AM  
For those that do the Facebook thing, here's an interesting page.
https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom
 
2014-08-31 08:26:03 AM  

leakybucket: was recently discussing Rick Steves with a friend, and they mentioned he had a travel video for Iran:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D61uriEGsIM


I watched the whole video.
It was about what I expected. The bit on the temple acoustics was awesome. I guess it would be sacrilege to play an electric guitar in there. ;)
/ would love to tourist it someday
 
2014-08-31 09:11:18 AM  
Came for pics of hot Persian women, leaving disappointed...
 
2014-08-31 09:14:46 AM  

Prophet of Loss: austin_millbarge: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government.

For pretty much the same reason we (the US) does every other effed up thing over there:

OIL.

And you can bet a few rich people got richer too...


The USA wasn't the driving force behind returning the Shah to power. It was BP pushing the West to act. BP was going to lose a lot of money when Iran's government nationalized it's oil.
 
2014-08-31 09:33:03 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Human vice cannot be eradicated. The more you try, the deeper underground it goes.

I would rather have legal, protected, regularly tested prostitutes walking the streets than the illegal exploitative reality that is prohibition.


I'm waiting for the day when I can use my VA loan to buy property to build a Hashish Hookah Whorehouse on. I'll call it Smokin' and Pokin'.
 
2014-08-31 09:36:21 AM  
There is no guarantee that religious fundamentalists would not have regained power anyaway, eve without the shah. Look at Pakistan. The problem is a substantial of fundamentalist types in politics.
 
2014-08-31 10:27:58 AM  
Yes, Iran is a lot like the US, it's really no different than the suburban PTA types who are preaching abstinence and morality and spend the weekend getting drunk, high and cheating on their spouses behind the closed doors of their suburban McMansions.  Yup, a lot alike, maybe that's why the Iranians and Americans hate each other so much.

Oh, and this type of behavior is not new in Iran, even before the revolution of 1979 this hypocritical BS was common.  Before  Khomeini most 'good' Iranian families were obsessed with appearances and keeping up with the Abduls.  They wanted to project a nice, pious, conservative image, but what went on behind the scenes was very different.  I worked with a Persian dude who fled the Khomeini regime in 1979,  He told me all kinds of stories about what went on in Iran before he left.   One of the more interesting stories concerned his employer back in Iran, a very wealthy older gentleman.  The old dude would routinely hire European prostitutes, at that time mostly Italian, English and Austrian.  Since the old guy could no longer get it up....this was before Viagra.....the old guy was limited in what he could do with the girls, so he lived vicariously.  The old guy had his young employee fark these prostitutes while he, the employer, watched.  The Persian guy told me how he farked both an Italian girl and an Austrian girl one night while the old guy watched.
 
2014-08-31 10:53:12 AM  
Came for pictures of hot Iranian women, leaving disappointed...
 
2014-08-31 11:41:54 AM  
Hot Iranian womens...???

i416.photobucket.com

I'd be tehran that ass up. I'd be checking to see how farsi I could go with her. Khamenei be in my bunk.
 
2014-08-31 12:53:21 PM  

eurotrader: Tehran is the closest modern city in the middle east to an American city. Other than the type of  government in power, with a similar  a portion to the US of the population being religious  nutjobs.  Iranian citizens wear western clothing and generally want the same things as other urban dwellers. Iran has even given up one other main chants against American. Possible better relations would allow some sort of change in Saudi's  brutal and oppressive policies on Women and the citizenry in general.


Better US/Iran relations would annoy the fark out of the Saudis.

/we should be supporting the Zoroastrians.
 
2014-08-31 02:13:21 PM  

leakybucket: was recently discussing Rick Steves with a friend, and they mentioned he had a travel video for Iran:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D61uriEGsIM


Very cool guy. The boldness of Vice with the folksiness of Readers Digest. We like it!
 
2014-08-31 02:58:10 PM  

Prophet of Loss: austin_millbarge: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government.

For pretty much the same reason we (the US) does every other effed up thing over there:

OIL.

And you can bet a few rich people got richer too...


I use to be down on the Shah till I spoke with Iranians about life under the Shah and then read about it,

Democracy in and of it's self is not necessarily the default ideal form of providing freedom in a society.
 
2014-08-31 03:12:51 PM  
zepillin: Democracy in and of it's self is not necessarily the default ideal form of providing for broad personal   (though not necessarily political) freedom in a middle eastern country.

FTFM
 
2014-08-31 04:52:14 PM  

zepillin: Prophet of Loss: austin_millbarge: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why did the frigging US have to force the Shah down their throats after he was originally sent packing and replaced with a DEMOCRATIC government.

For pretty much the same reason we (the US) does every other effed up thing over there:

OIL.

And you can bet a few rich people got richer too...

I use to be down on the Shah till I spoke with Iranians about life under the Shah and then read about it,

Democracy in and of it's self is not necessarily the default ideal form of providing freedom in a society.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_Imperial_State_of_I ra n
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_Islamic_Republic_of _I ran

both sucked seriously

there is this repeated pattern
1) group, typically a minority, is repressed
2) group wants to not be tortured/repressed any more ... wants rights, equality, something
3) group gets repressed to the breaking point
4) group gets power and become repressive
5) skip to step (1) and repeat forever

the really farked up part, is that these diverse groups used to live in relative peace ... hating the brits or the french.
they got their freedom between WWI and WWII, were ok for a while, got royally screwed by the US/USSR/ISRAEL proxy war/religious bullshiat.
 
2014-08-31 05:31:03 PM  

zepillin: I use to be down on the Shah till I spoke with Iranians about life under the Shah and then read about it,


One of the things that really messes stuff up under authoritarian governments is they are a lot better at suppressing mild dissenters, than extremists. When the revolution comes the mild dissenters get steam rolled.

One take away from that article, I often think Mexico <--> Iran.  Very similar in a lot of ways. However cousin marriage, that's actually a big difference.In Mexico farking your cousin is incest. I searched the internet to back me up, and the results look unreliable, so I'm going with the first person report.

If you don't have cousin marriage, then families have to let their daughters out of the house and flirt with young men.
 
2014-08-31 07:34:04 PM  
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