February 11th, 2010


Human Rights in Iran

Unite 4 human rights in Iran

From Amnesty International:

Unite for human rights in Iran on February 11th

February 11th is Victory of the Revolution Day in Iran. Equivalent to the Fourth of July in the United States, it is a day commemorating liberty, independence and freedom. But the Iranian government has long violated these rights and is responsible for numerous abuses including torture, arbitrary arrests, censorship and the most recent execution of two activists accused of inciting the post-election protests on June 12th – even though these men had been held in detention long before the violence erupted.

Since blogs and websites like Twitter and YouTube were virtually the only way the Iranian people could expose the horrific treatment being inflicted on them in the days following the contested Presidential election, we expect that Iranians will turn to the Internet once again to carry their messages. That is why we are asking everyone to show their solidarity online on February 11th – whether it’s on your blog, website, or social networking profile.
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Inadvertently building a snow-fort...

...that's what it's felt like, digging out. Especially with the driveway, as it's sunken in so as to reach the basement level carport. Given the north-tending winds for both the storms, this has acted like a snow-trap, which has made digging out monsteralice's car an interesting process... especially since we have this huge yew overhanging the driveay, and the snow bends the branches down to grasp the car in a Lovecraftian embrace.

There's just not a lot of room for the snow to go, so I've been piling it into some pretty impressive mounds. I think the one on the right side of the driveway is Everest, and the left may be K2. There's this impressive wall still left between us and the street, too...

But the Bat is dug out, and I started her and moved her to allow the sun to melt more of her parking slot. Which is good, since work is open tomorrow. Just gotta get rid of the last plow wall and I can get out. Nobody had better steal my space tomorrow, or there will be vengeance. At very least, I will shovel snow all over their car...

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