Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, October 11, 2002

The reporting out of Iran becomes almost surreal at times. A factory boss is being sentenced to 74 lashes for organizing a 'depraved' office party that included mixed-sex dancing. A singer at the party has also been sentenced to 74 lashes and is banned from singing for 2 years. Now besides the barbarity of these sentences the thing that strikes me about this story is the fact that apparently there were 12,000 people at the 'party'. I don't know, maybe I'm off here but, could calling it a 'party' be cover for something else that was going on?

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