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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Olive oil, laurel wreaths and blogging
By Guest Contributor, KianB



According to CNN, in a bid to protect its lucrative media contracts, the IOC is barring competitors, coaches, and support personnel from writing firsthand accounts of their Olympic experience, on the web or in print, for the duration of the Games.



Nor are they allowed to ever post photographs or movies that they've taken, including media of themselves, even after the Games are finished. They've threatened to disqualify anyone that violates their restrictions and sue them for monetary damages.



Let's see...you train your whole life to have a shot at this thing, enjoy the moment, and want to share that moment with anyone and everyone using your own words. Sounds like natural progression in technology, doesn't it ?



Well, too bad. You've got corporate sponsors -- shoes, clothes, probably even the plane ticket to Athens. Then you've got people who commercialize this event so bad that they won't even let you share your thoughts unless they can make money off of it.



Good thing they're not having any problems selling tickets!



I'd have taken the laurel wreath and the vat of olive oil. Then again I'm not an athlete...and I'm not at all marketable...so a good bottle of olive oil sounds nice. :-)



Greetings,

KianB

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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
A look of freedom
Daniel Henninger describes the Iraqi athletes at the Olympics:



"Boy, did they look happy. Genuinely happy. Compare their elation--reaching toward he crowd, tapping their hearts--with the athletes from Iran or Saudi Arabia, who had that smile-or-disappear look Olympic athletes forlornly wore when they represented the Soviet Union or the "Eastern bloc" nations. In a word, the Iraqis looked free.



It occurred to me watching this pageant of superb sportsmen and sportswomen that much the same true freedom of spirit could be seen on the faces of athletes from a list of nations with familiar names--Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Afghanistan, Grenada, Kuwait, South Korea, the former captive nations of Romania, Bulgaria, the Czechs, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania (all holding elections since the early 1990s), and the other former Soviet republics.



These Olympians have one thing in common: They come from the nations the U.S. has liberated since the end of World War II.



Across the past half century, the United States used the power of its soldiers, its financial power or its diplomatic power to liberate these people from authoritarian and totalitarian governments or invaders. Save perhaps for Cubans, there will be no defections to the U.S. at these Games. It is no longer fair sport to root against athletes from Communist Poland and Hungary. These two nations are now U.S. allies; their soldiers fight in Iraq alongside Americans.



Afghanistan's first election is scheduled for October 9. Iraq's is in January. We can expect the members of Iraq's soccer team, the miracle story of these Olympics, to return home to cast votes in their nation's first free election. Formerly they went home to be tortured by Uday Hussein, whom the U.S. recently killed.



How many nations have free France and free Germany liberated since 1945?"



Olympic Games Reflect Sacrifice By the U.S.A.



Hat tip: Jim Russell



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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
A girl in Iran
On Sunday August 15, 2004, a 16 year old girl by the name of Atefe Rajabi, daughter of Ghassem Rajabi, was executed in the town of Neka, located in the province of Mazandaran, for “engaging in acts incompatible with chastity�. The execution was carried out by the order of Neka’s “judicial administrator� and was approved by both the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic and the chief of the nation’s “judiciary branch.�



Although according to her birth certificate she was only 16 years old, the local court falsely claimed that she was 22.



Three months ago, during her appearance before the local court, fiercely angry the young girl hurled insults at the local judge, Haji Reza, who is also the chief judicial administrator of the city, and it is said as another expression of protest took off some of her clothes in the courtroom. This act by the young girl made the administrator so furious that he evaluated her file personally and in less than three months received a go-ahead from the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Court for her execution. The animosity and anger of Haji Reza was so strong that he personally put the rope around the girl’s delicate neck and personally gave the signal to the crane operator, by raising his hand, to begin pulling the rope.



It may be noted that although according to the Islamic Republic’s own penal laws the presence of an attorney for the defense [is supposed to be] mandatory, regardless of the defendant’s ability to afford one, nevertheless the girl remained without an attorney. Her unfortunate father, while tears poured from his eyes, went about the city beseeching the townspeople for money to hire an attorney who in the least would provide his daughter with a line of defense.



The young girl was buried the same day after her execution but during that same night her corpse was disinterred by unknown individuals and robbed. The theft remains unexplained and the Rajabi family has filed a complaint.



The 16 year old girl’s male companion, who had been arrested as well, received 100 lashes and, after the Islamic punishment was carried out, released.



16 year old girl executed in Iran

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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Ambassador for Peace Intifada
Electronic Intifada EI-EI-O is featuring Ambassador Hasan Abu Nimah, Director of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Amman and former Permanent Representative of Jordan at the United Nations, who writes in an article titled "Israel's race to end Palestinian resistance before the US election":



"Sharon must be encouraged by the fact that the daily routine of killing helpless Palestinians, demolishing their houses and destroying their lives is met by a universal conspiracy of silence, especially from those who otherwise crow loudly in defence of human rights and dignity when lesser crimes occur elsewhere. Sharon must be even more encouraged by the decrease of Palestinian attacks on Israelis, which he may present as proof of his ruthless tactics' success."



Umm, yes! Good job so far.



"The sad reality is that it is not only Sharon who wants the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation ended. Many prominent Palestinian Authority leaders started over two years ago to lobby against the Intifada, declaring openly that "arming the Intifada" was a great strategic blunder."



Good, good, very good, but why is it a sad reality? I would think peace would be a happy reality.



"With all such forces besieging the Palestinian resistance, the Intifada may indeed run out of steam."



Yes! Excellent! Except that Ambassador Hasan Abu Nimah, Director of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Amman and former Permanent Representative of Jordan at the United Nations, seems so disappointed by that thought.

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