Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Iraqi Child Used as Body Armor! Forced Child Labor! Photogaphic Evidence!

"PROOF of American Military Atrocities in Iraq!!!"
The Saloon dot net (undated)

Six photos with captions like "GI Overheard to say 'Talk or I'll tickle you till you pee!' ... More evidence Of Failed US Intelligence Policy."

After wading through profound thoughts and opinions, this spoof of (investigative reporting?) was a welcome change of pace. (Thanks to one of my daughters, for finding this - you know who you are.)


Brigid said...

Yep! ^_^

By the way, the picture isn't showing up for some reason. I don't know if it's at my end or yours.

Just an FYI.

Brian H. Gill said...


Thanks. The same thing happened to me today. The tag is fine, the page and file are still there: and the picture showed up on this blog after I visited the page.

One possibility is that the website doesn't let linked pictures display, unless the person has visited them first.

Or, maybe the gremlins are at it again.

Brigid said...

Huh. You're right.

I wonder who they do that.

Brian H. Gill said...


"I wonder who they do that."

Let's see. "Who" is probably the IT person or department that handles the website.

Since you may have meant "why" - that's pretty clear. To keep people like me from using their images on outside websites.

That's reasonable, since TheSaloon.net's server provides the image each time its accessed - and servers have performance limits.

Besides, TheSaloon.net wants people to see their website - not some other one. And not everybody is like me, displaying pictures in an effort to draw traffic to the source.

Brian H. Gill said...

And, I've decided to remove the picture.

It gets in the way of readability, when there's just a blank rectangle sitting there.

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