The decision was made based on a conversation with the Secretary of Defense who, at the end of the talk, believed Gaouette was part of a group of military officers who have been under suspicion for planning a “Seven Days in May” type overthrow of the US government if President Obama is re-elected.
You’ve been warned: this is an Iranian outlet. Real or not, the story is intreaguing.
Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the girls on his way to the mosque in the village of Shahmirzad for noon prayers in late August.
He told one of the girls to cover up, the report said.
“She responded by telling me to cover my eyes, which was very insulting to me,” Beheshti said. So he asked her a second time to cover up and also to put a lid on what he felt was verbal abuse.
She hit the man of the cloth, and he hit the ground.
Last week there were some official announcement from Google which they are going to retire the Google Buzz and introduce some new changes for one-of-the best online news reader websites Google Reader. As a results of these new changes, Google reader will lose its popular features like friending, following and sharing. These feature are supposed to be integrated in Google Plus.
Since this announcement Iranian community of Google reader users started to show their anger and disagreement about these announced changes. But why Reader matters for us?
Google Reader, which thanks to its social features (which are going to be removed), is much more than a simple RSS reader for Iranian users. Google Reader is not in a separated domain (like any other Google product) and thanks to https protocol, it is hard to filter by government (To filter google reader the whole google.com domain should be filtered). In a country which all social website like twitter, facebook, friendfeed, and video or image sharing websites like youtube, tumblr, flickr, picassa and many more are banned, Google reader acts like a social websites and in lack of any independent news website (it should be mentioned that all international news channels like BBC, CNN, VOA, and all other non-governmental news website are banned,) Google Reader acts like a news spreading website. Easy access to Google reader made it suitable for Iranian community and through all these years, specially after June 2009 election, developed an strong community for spreading the news.
I wouldn’t trust Google+ either: I’ve been trying to access it through a Google Apps account for over a month - someone hasn’t turned the switch to let me in, yet. That’s not a sign of a mature application, IMO.