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Jul. 20th, 2009

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<div style='text-indent:20px;'>If you are reading this right now, you have more luxury than someone in Iran could ever hope for right now. If you are watching TV or a video on youtube, updating your status on Facebook, Tweeting, or even texting your friend, you are lucky. If you are safe in your home, and were able to sleep last night without the sounds of screaming from the rooftops, you need to know and understand what is happening to people just like you in Iran right now.</div>

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<div style='text-indent:20px;'>They are not the enemy. They are a people whose election has been stolen. For the first time in a long time, a voice for change struck the youth of Iran, just as it did for many people in the United States only seven months ago. Hossein Mousavi gained the support of millions of people in Iran as a Presidential candidate. He stands for progressiveness. He supports good relations with the West, and the rest of the world. He is supported with fervor as he challenges the oppressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</div>
<div style='text-indent:20px;'>On Friday, millions of people waited for hours in line to vote in Iran's Presidential election. Later that night, as votes came in, Mousavi was alerted that he was winning by a two-thirds margin. Then there was a change. Suddenly, it was Ahmadinejad who had 68% of the vote - in areas which have been firmly against his political party, he overwhelmingly won. Within three hours, millions of votes were supposedly counted - the victor was Ahmadinejad. Immediately fraud was suspected - there was no way he could have won by this great a margin with such oppposition. Since then, reports have been coming in of burned ballots, or in some cases numbers being given without any being counted at all. None of this is confirmed, but what happened next seems to do the trick.</div>

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<div style='text-indent:20px;'>The people of Iran took the streets and rooftops. They shout "Death to the dictator" and "Allah o akbar." They join together to protest. Peacefully. The police attack some, but they stay strong. Riots happen, and the shouting continues all night. Text messaging was disabled, as was satellite, and websites which can spread information such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the BBC are blocked in the country. At five in the morning, Arabic speaking soldiers (the people of Iran speak Farsi) stormed a university in the capital city of Tehran. While sleeping in their dormitories, five students were killed. Others were wounded. These soldiers are thought to have been brought in by Ahmadinejad from Lebanon. Today, 192 of the university's faculty have resigned in protest.</div>
<div style='text-indent:20px;'>Mousavi requested that the government allow a peaceful rally to occur this morning - the request was denied. Many thought that it would not happen. Nevertheless, first a few thousand people showed up in the streets of Tehran. At this point, it is estimated that 1 to 2 million people were there. Mousavi spoke on the top of a car. The police stood by. For a few hours, everything was peaceful. Right now, the same cannot be said. Reports of injuries, shootings, and killings are flooding the internet. Twitter has been an invaluable source - those in Iran who still know how to access it are updating regularly with picture evidence. People are being brutally beaten. Tonight will be another night without rest for so many in Iran no older than I am. Tonight there is a Green Revolution.</div>

For more information:
PICTURES:
<a href="http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/06/irans_disputed_election.html">here</a> and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mousavi1388/sets/">here</a>
NEW INFORMATION:
<a href="http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/">Here</a> - near constant updates
<a href="http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_political/3342819.html">Here</a> - ONTD_political live post
ON TWITTER:
@<a href="http://www.twitter.com/StopAhmadi">StopAhmadi</a>, @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/ProtesterHelp">ProtesterHelp</a>

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دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
Tell the world how they have stolen our election</div>
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Updating again

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Finished exams, moved out , looking for a new house, chillin' listening to lots of K pop mostly 샤이니/Shinee's 1st album and Big Bang. Trying to find a job, sleeping, intenetting, hmm i thinks that's all folks some pics of activities soon!

Onma my head!

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Wow I had the worst headache I've had in a while, my eyes hurt my head felt like it was gonna explode and I was nauseous and dizzy then it happened ..... I puked (YUCKKKK!!!!!). I'm feeling better now but not 100% have to go the optician to make sure my eyes haven't taken another dramatic turn and are the cause... humph.

In other news

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I went to the An Cafe concert it was awesome!!! I also went to a lovely loli meet up and stuffed myself with delicious tea and cakes and had a fun time at Canterbury Tales with some lovely people I should see more often. An Cafe pics coming soon ( I mean it this time, just as soon as I find my cable for this darn camera).

My life right now

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wow just wow
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I wanna go and I'm thinking of getting tickets, I wanna go with people who appreciate the music instead of having to drag some along.
so who's going comment me.

my eyeeee!!!!

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Itai!!!!
Damn contacts!!! my eye was all red due to theses damn things I think it got lost!! well theres £15 gone!!! I have no pics, I might take some If i wake up boogie eyed like I did this morning. Well it least it's not that read anymore it's still tender and hurts when I squint. Glasses for now.
 


WOAH!

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OMG I OFFICALLY LOVE BIG BANG THE BEATS ARE SO AWESOME AND CATCHY!!! MAKING A CD TO BLAST RIGHT NOWWWWW!!!!
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Ok mini update.

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I got my nails done, french manicure, pics to come.
I bought some in Jane norman for the 1st time EVER!!!! Sales are good
I went to see Slumdog Millionaire today, it was good and not as depressing as I'd thought it'd be.
Trying to be more gyaru (hence the nails) need to learn how to do thoses cute styles in my very annoying mess of hair and buy fake eyelashes, mine tend to disappear after eyeliner is applied.
Found out my astigmatism has gotten worse and now need to wear toric lenses to get the best sight (normal ones work but it's a lil blurry with smaller letters at 4-5ft from me).
I have no work to do so yippie I can kinda relax this week.
I trying to learn how to walk in high heels so i can wear the sexy boots i bought.

Ok resolution time

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  • To get better at japanese (reading, writing and speaking)
  • To lose some weight and get in better shape to be healthier in the long run
  • To say "gambatte masu!" with every assignment I get at uni
  • To do my best with every assignment from uni
  • Get a job I like so I can earn my own money
  • Buy a cute brand bag with my own money
  • Take care of my appearance , when I look good I feel good
  • Use my electronic dictionary more so my spelling gets better
  • Manage my money well
  • To make sure I keep my resolutions