[HOT REVELATION] Don't worry about Iran

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  1. thecounterpunch profile image58
    thecounterpunchposted 10 years ago

    Don't worry about Iran: Bush and Ahmadinejad belong to the same brotherhood ...

    Sorry I cannot upload picture on the forum but you can see it on my hub.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image62
      dutchman1951posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      some additional info on the Hand gesture

      In some European cultures, the identical corna gesture is used to suggest spousal infidelity or Satanic association. Images of Jenna Bush publicly "throwing the horns" resulted in startled reactions in Norway. In 1985, five Americans were arrested, due to its satanic connotations after dancing and displaying the gesture in front of the Vatican while celebrating the victory of the Longhorns.[9]

      The gesture is used by fans of heavy metal in the same fashion.

      The gesture was also adopted by the '70s funk group Parliament Funkadelic and their fans as a gesture of celebration and solidarity.[citation needed]

      some additional info on the sign also:

      Related signs
      It is identical to the Karana mudra of Eastern religions.

      Visually similar is the "Hook 'em 'horns" sign used by fans of the University of Texas at Austin athletes, the Texas Longhorns.

      The sign of the horns was seen on the 1969 cartoon figure of John Lennon on the original vinyl album cover of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Others say the figure was giving the American Sign Language sign for "love" (drawn incorrectly by the animators), as it would seem to make more sense with their material at the time, and the fact that the Beatles actually had little to do with this animated film. It was popularized by Ronnie James Dio when he was a member of Black Sabbath. It lives on in the legacy of many bands, particularly among heavy metal and hard rock bands.

      [edit] Terminology
      The spelling "mano cornuto" is erroneous, the grammatical gender of the word mano (meaning "hand") is actually feminine (la mano), and the expression should therefore be "mano cornuta", to be pronounced /'mano kor'nuta/. However, the form "mano cornuto" is commonly found in English.[citation needed]

      [edit] As a sign of infidelity
      The "horns" are often used to identify a "cuckold" which is, as the Oxford English Dictionary puts it "a derisive name for the husband of an unfaithful wife." The "horns" in this case refer to the behavior of the Tufted Cuckoo. (Some varieties of Cuckoo are brood parasites; that is, the females lay their eggs in other birds' nests where they are unwittingly reared: so the adulterer begets the cuckold's children.)

      In contemporary Italy, the "horns" are placed behind someone's head, or explicitly pointed at a person (in Italian, fare le corna, meaning "to make the horns"). The conveyed meaning is that this person, usually a man, is a cornuto, a cuckold, bearing the cuckold's horns. The gesture is used with the same meaning in many countries: in Spanish-speaking countries (known as los cuernos, "los cachos" in Ecuador and Colombia), Portugal and Brazil (corno, cornos or chifre), Albania (briret), Slovakia and Czech Republic (known as paroháč), Greece (κέρατα), and Malta (kurnut).

      In Cuba, Mexico, Italy and in Portugal, to place the corna on someone's head when taking a picture is a common childish joke (similar to using the V sign as "bunny ears" among Americans, or "donkey ears" in other countries), and young Italian tourists in foreign countries might be noticed looking nervously over their shoulders in group pictures. Italian prime-minister Silvio Berlusconi was seen displaying the corna on occasions, the most famous being a meeting where he put them over the Spanish ex-foreign minister Josep Piqué; this behavior caused some controversy in Italy.[1]

      This use of the shape of horns has been said to derive from the legend of the Minotaur, who was born from queen Pasiphaë's infidelity with a white bull, betraying her husband King Minos of Crete; the most prominent proof of the betrayal, the horned offspring, was taken as its symbol[citation needed].

      An alternate explanation for the origin of this symbol is that it comes from the Roman days in which horns were given to returning soldiers. They came to imply that the soldier had been victorious in battle, but not so with his wife (while he was away).[citation needed]

      A third explanation is that, just like a horned animal cannot see his own horns but everybody else can, so a cuckold does not know his condition, but everybody else knows (especially in a small town).

      [edit] Superstition
      When confronted with unfortunate events, or just when these are mentioned or suggested, a person wanting to avoid that fate could resort to the sign of the horns to ward off bad luck. It is a more vulgar equivalent of knocking on wood. Interestingly, superstitious ones can alternatively "touch iron" (tocca ferro) or touch their noses, which are not considered as vulgar alternatives, or (for males) grab their testicles (the left one with the right hand in Argentina, a country very influenced by the Italian culture), which is considered very vulgar, but is perhaps the most commonplace of the three. In Peru it is shown usually by saying "contra" (against). In Dominican Republic is usually used the expression Zafa as a protection of curses commonly known as Fukú, as well when a mention is made of someone or something it is believed to be involved with a curse. All of these gestures are meant to somehow conjure some supernatural power to protect the performer of the gesture. In Cuba this sign is used to indicate a man whose wife is unfaithful, and as of supertitions, knocking on wood or saying "solavaya" are commonplace.

      Such gestures are typically used when a black cat crosses one's path, when seeing a hearse (whether or not it is loaded), or when encountering any situation, object or person believed to bring about bad luck. It was once thought to prevent or distract the effects of the Evil Eye, that is of intentional or directed curses. Historically the gesture was pointed at people suspected of being witches.

      The President of the Italian Republic Giovanni Leone shocked the country when, visiting Naples during an outbreak of cholera, shook the hands of the patients with one hand, and with the other, behind the back, made the corna. This act was well documented, as all journalists and photographers were right behind him, a fact that had escaped President Leone's mind in that moment. The gesture was interpreted especially as offensive for the patients.[2]

      Pointing the index and little finger at someone is a common Italian curse as well as an accusation of cuckoldry.[citation needed]

  2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    You can put images in posts.


    1. thecounterpunch profile image58
      thecounterpunchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great ! I didn't knew it smile

  3. stubbs profile image62
    stubbsposted 10 years ago

    hahaha, its like the speech george bush copied from hitler

    1. thecounterpunch profile image58
      thecounterpunchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No I doubt it is genuine he can't be as idiot smile

  4. starme77 profile image70
    starme77posted 9 years ago

    That is like seriously scary stuff

  5. profile image0
    A Texanposted 9 years ago

    The Longhorns are loved in Iran, whats the big deal?

    Hook em Horns, y'all!


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