Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Bit of a mixed bag for you all today...

The daring step of this guy blew my mind. I had vertigo just watching. The place is El Camino Del Rey in Spain. The walkway was built in 1905 and has fallen into disrepair, and although people are warned not to take the walk, many people still do and quite a few have fallen and died. That’s what makes this guy’s walk so scary, he doesn’t seem to take any precautions just keeps on going...amazing!!

This article is about the rules of Sharia Law for investments but its really about bending the rules with 'permissable impurity'... interesting justifications going on here!

And last but not least is the story of Barbie, Spiderman and Harry Potter all being banned from Iran for their destructive cultural and social consequences. While importing the toys is not necessarily illegal, it is discouraged by a government that seeks to protect Iranians from what it calls the negative effects of Western culture and smuggled imports pose a threat to the “identity” of the new generation.

Barbie is sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear head scarves in public and men and women are not allowed to swim together.

In 2002, Iran introduced its own competing dolls — the twins Dara and Sara — who were designed to promote traditional values with their modest clothing and pro-family stories. But the dolls proved unable to stem the Barbie tide.

Yeah, mustn’t let things get too out of hand, throw that Barbie doll into the bin girls and get your scarf back on..... your identity is slipping!


Fiery said...

Barbie makes baby Mohammad cry. Death and honor killings on the filth who play with this vile corruption of our traditions.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Perhaps, in this understated way, barbie will assist in the dragging of the women of this and other countries up and out of the dark ages!

I was speaking to a guy the other day who goes to the UAE on business every three months. He said on every departure flight he's been on, the many women in hijab or scarves on the flight discard them as the plane takes off, and underneath are all manner of revealing western clothes...rules are meant to be bent I guess when you leave oppression behind... :/

Fiery said...

Wow. It would be interesting to get that on film, not with their faces showing, just that they are doing it.

Would have to be responsible for an honor killing by those crazy fuckers because their women got caught being... human.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

It would be interesting to film it...but generally i think most people are pretty sympathetic towards the women, not to mention the backlash would be terrible and would put an end to their temporary taste of 'freedom'

Anyway i'm sure i'm not going to that country, for starters i wouldnt be able to handle seeing all the women peeping out of holes in a black coverall, and the men just dressing normally...its just one indication of what a sick society this must be, oppression of women because of religion should be stopped in any way possible!

We need more Pat Condell's all over the world to speak out...LOUDLY!!!!!

*end rant*