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Awesome Jobs: Meet Mr. Official Iranian Salute Guy!
SNAPPED SHOT.com ^ | March 23, 2010 | By Brian C. Ledbetter

Posted on 03/24/2010 1:08:20 AM PDT by Cindy

Note: Photos included.

SNIPPET: "In the interests of keeping you entertained, we here at Snapped Shot are always on the lookout for new and exciting things. Fortunately for you, the world has plenty of dictatorships that provide hours of source material for this kind of thing.

Which brings me to our latest topic:—Highlighting some of the awesomest jobs that are created or saved by dictatorships all around the world! And since the United States seems to be headed in the direction marked "Towards Dictatorship," we figure it'd be a good thing for all Americans to be familiar with the trappings of ill-gotten power."

(Excerpt) Read more at snappedshot.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; History; Reference
KEYWORDS: dictators; dictatorship; iran; jobs; napl; salute

1 posted on 03/24/2010 1:08:21 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; Diogenesis; Seadog Bytes

ping

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2 posted on 03/24/2010 1:09:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Real men of genius...

Mr. Official Iranian Salute Guy...

3 posted on 03/24/2010 1:24:29 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I guess it might be a better job than the shovel ready jobs.


4 posted on 03/24/2010 1:31:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the link and the rediculous pics.

I did notice that he almost always had his sunglasses on also. Only 2 pics showed him without them.

His aiguillette also looks stupid.

Shurely no one is impressed with him?

An aiguillette is an ornamental braided cord most often
most often worn on uniforms, but may also be observed on other costumes such as academic dress, where it will denote an honor. Originally, the word “aiguillette” referred to the lacing used to fasten plate armor together. As such, a knot or loop arrangement was used which sometimes hung from the shoulder.

Aiguillettes should not be confused with lanyards, which are cords also worn from the shoulder (or around the neck), but do not have the pointed aiguillette tips (see Aiguillette (ornament)) and are usually of fiber rather than gold or silver wire, and often not braided.

A series of fanciful legends has developed about the origin of aiguillettes. One account relates that when certain European troops behaved reprehensibly on the field of battle, their commander decided to hang certain of them. The troops asked to be given a chance to redeem themselves and started wearing a rope and spike about their shoulders with the promise that if they ever behaved badly again, they were ready to be hanged on the spot. It is further related that these troops covered themselves with glory thereafter. Another tale recounts that aiguillettes originated with cord and pencil worn by generals and staff officers for writing dispatches. Still another account has it that the idea is French in origin and goes back to the use of horses in battle. A general’s aide-de-camp carried a loop of cord to tie up the general’s horse during dismount. As a practical approach, the aides would loop the cord around the epaulette flap on the shoulder of their tunic. All such accounts have no basis in fact.

Further, it has been argued by gunners that the aiguillette originates with the practice of carrying a pick on a shoulder rope, with which a gun captain would clear the touch-hole of a fouled cannon. Musketeer
arguments suggest that the “tags” on the aiguillette are representations of wooden charge carriers.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 2:08:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for the history.

Basically this thread is a jobs created by dictators thread — just another jobs program (saved, created jobs).


6 posted on 03/24/2010 2:12:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Ridicule is a very powerful tool which must be part of the approach to discredit the Obozo menion.

He is worthy of our contempt and must be fully exposed for his ineptness. He is a truly evil man who intends to enslave this nation.

As his administration self destructs, we must make sure it is observed.

RecordsGate is long long overdue. When his past is visible this will all be clear.

No cloaking device can his him forever.


7 posted on 03/24/2010 2:30:17 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Cindy

Did you notice that they salute with the fingers aligned with and touching the front of the temple rather than the visor of the cap. Just an observation.

The two guys saluting hold their hands differently, too. One guy has his almost horizontal, the other at about 30 degrees elevation.


8 posted on 03/24/2010 3:15:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I thought it was odd, but maybe the guy was getting tired.


9 posted on 03/24/2010 3:17:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; Nateman; Roscoe Karns; 50mm; paulycy

ALERT!

New meme in the offing! BWAHAHAHA!


10 posted on 03/24/2010 3:24:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Cindy; reagan_fanatic; a real Sheila; 50mm; Lizavetta; Roscoe Karns; edzo4; Netizen; ...
ratpack

Very Clever. All Hail Obama with a salute!

I guess they will have to work a little harder to indoctrinate the Obama youth.

11 posted on 03/24/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

Hopefully today’s youth will see through their agenda.


12 posted on 03/24/2010 4:20:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

RATS are very able bodied liars. The youth will be fooled unless we teach them the truth.


13 posted on 03/24/2010 4:26:35 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Cindy

Do you spend time with “Today’s Youth?”

Not even REMOTE are the chances of them pointing anything out against Democrats. They will rock the vote for years to come.

Yes, there are some - but overwhelmingly - They are lock-step and always have been. Hell, I was when I was a kid (It was a brief time, really !) and it’s not getting any better.


14 posted on 03/24/2010 4:41:29 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity

The young people I’m around don’t think like that.

Friends and relatives are Christian conservatives.


15 posted on 03/24/2010 4:48:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Nateman

Teachng the truth...very important.


16 posted on 03/24/2010 4:49:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


17 posted on 03/24/2010 5:17:38 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Cindy

The best part is you get to wear all those cool looking tassle thingies hanging from your epaulettes.


18 posted on 03/24/2010 5:26:28 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Slings and Arrows

You might like this one.


19 posted on 03/24/2010 5:34:21 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: stylecouncilor

How Western.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 6:57:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Pan_Yan; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
He'll come in handy during the new national anthem.


21 posted on 03/24/2010 10:35:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: humblegunner; TheMom; Allegra; thackney; Squantos; Salamander; shibumi; Slings and Arrows; ...


This would solve a bunch of our problems!

22 posted on 03/24/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Especially on a subway platform.....


23 posted on 03/24/2010 11:08:31 AM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: Salamander; Eaker

Just give that greasy head a quick twist to the right...
Enjoy the twiggish “snap”...


24 posted on 03/24/2010 11:30:51 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: humblegunner

With a bright, cheery smile, no less.


25 posted on 03/24/2010 11:39:37 AM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: Cindy

Soon to take his place alongside Bomb Magnet, and Green Helmet Guy in Photoshopped pics everywhere.


26 posted on 03/24/2010 11:54:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Jim Quinn says he’s going to have to stop playing the music from the Soviet National Anthem because he’s starting to like it.


27 posted on 03/24/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Tagline missing -- please help.)
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To: humblegunner

28 posted on 03/24/2010 12:38:51 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: TheOldLady

It also goes well with the Russian Roulette thread from earlier today.


29 posted on 03/24/2010 2:57:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Eaker

LMAO


30 posted on 03/24/2010 3:00:04 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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