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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:44 PM
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A photo of women attacking Basiji thugs from Mir Hossein Mousavi's facebook.
Therre are plenty of others and videos on his site.


http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=81535&id=45061919...
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:45 PM
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1. looks like the only thing to get du attention is violence !
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:47 PM
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2. Hey violence gets more done sometimes than singing kumbiya
Also it lets people think that apathy is a viable solution as well.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:50 PM
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4. it just makes me sick--
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 02:03 PM by grannie4peace
i've been posting about it every day but yesterday- i'd given up on du. today on my mail route i wore green free iran shirt & asked all my costumers to wear green tomorrow in support of them. most were glad to say yes :)
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:26 PM
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25. What does that accomplish?
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 02:29 PM by Marr
I've been following the news from Iran, but I don't feel the need to chat about it. I have nothing to contribute. This is their fight. I hope for the best there, of course-- but how would my wearing a green shirt or "shaking in rage" help? I am not there. I can only follow this as an observer and frankly, that's the appropriate position anyway.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:51 PM
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31. they find what we write on the youtube posts, they see the support we
we give them - you do whatever you feel is right for you to do. i'm wearing green & reposting their video's & rating them up, with words of encouragement . & even posting on this unreceptive forum
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:50 PM
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3. What?
the fuck?
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:57 PM
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8. I really wish I knew why DU is paying so little attention to this
I think the worst was when I could find 20 threads on Sarah Palin and David Letterman but next to nothing on Iran.

Not to mention the posts claiming the election was legitimate by the same people who constantly talk about the 2000 and 2004 elections being stolen.

HuffingtonPost's Nico Pitney has done a great job covering this, and his live blog has gotten over 60,000 comments (it has been up for over a week now) but very few of the Iran posts here get more than 10.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:59 PM
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10. welcome- it used to be a great place :)
:hi:
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:06 PM
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14. Thanks I've been a heavy duty lurker since a bit before the election
It just seems like people are more worried about their own turf wars than world events. Its not like a lot of the other posts contain anything new, just the same stale arguments over the administration. But that's another matter entirely.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:13 PM
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18. .
:)
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:14 PM
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19. right, there's only 12 threads on iran on the front page of GD.
Why not 24?

Or 48?

What's wrong with people?
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:21 PM
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23. i've been shaking i've been so upset about it the past few days
everything i read here seemed so trivial !
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:32 PM
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26. Compared to some of the other events?
Today is a bit different but throughout the week DU has been comparatively quiet on Iran. Refer back to earlier this week when GD was dominated by Letterman.

I'm not saying DU is silent, and today is better than earlier in the week. I just think its sad that discussion has been dominated by squabbling and commenting on world events seems to fall through the cracks.

And I don't mean to trivialize other matters but most posts seem to follow the same road map.

sorry if I upset you :hi:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:39 PM
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29. from day one there were multiple threads with multiple posts.
silent isn't the word i'd use.

you didn't upset me.

sorry you can't not make it about the personal.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:52 PM
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5. Aim for the junk ladies, and then go for the head to finish them off
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:09 PM
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16. I always thought the marchers should all carry mop handles
and as the bikers swoop in, they could just do a litle "jousting" :)
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:52 PM
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6. i've been putting links up here for days-
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:55 PM
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7. I really stayed away from DU all week.
Grannie,as a favor,start a thread with stars and all capitals,so we can have a single spot for this historical scary event. There are getting to be so many posts.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 01:58 PM
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9. i almost took it off my bookmarks
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:01 PM
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12. one guy said i must not be very smart?
:wtf: :wtf: i told him i didn't care what he thought of my cognitive powers , just what was happening in iran :) he probably didn't read that :)
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:01 PM
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11. wait, i thought the regime shut down the internet, cell phones, twitter...?
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:05 PM
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13. twitter, friendfeed, & who knows what else- a tv station smuggled in
thousands of pens that wrote & were video recorder/ cameras :)
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:08 PM
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15. then smuggled them out, i guess...with the intenet & phones dead & all...
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:14 PM
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20. they use proxies set up by friends around the world. i even talked with a woman in iran :)
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:16 PM
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21. and they connect to these proxies - how, exactly?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:24 PM
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service is intermittent
and like most things, where there is a will, there is a way
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:34 PM
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27. right, the regime shut down the internet....except it didn't.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:38 PM
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28. You seem quite "angry" about any discussion of it.
Do you think it's all "made up"? ..Just to piss you off ? :rofl:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:42 PM
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30. sorry you're unable to discuss events without making it about "me".
trait shared by many of your co-posters, i notice.

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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:04 PM
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33. sorry you can't not make it about the personal nt
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:10 PM
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34. sorry, but saying "i know you are but what am i" doesn't work past 4th grade.
The posts tell the story of who made it personal.
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:15 PM
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36. Dude all I did was quote you.
I didn't say I know you are but what am I. I pointed out a logical flaw in the argument that someone who has made so many adversarial replies, telling me that the personal was important (I think, seriously double negatives are bad), and then that same person accusing someone else in the thread of bringing the personal into it.

A reminder the original quote was a reply to me apologizing for any misunderstanding my remarks had caused - Real personal.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 04:27 PM
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37. "sorry if I upset you" you didn't. it's not about "me" & my emotions.
Edited on Sat Jun-20-09 04:31 PM by Hannah Bell
So sorry you, & others, can't discuss events without bringing my imagined emotions into the discussion.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:02 PM
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32. Are you suggesting that nothing is really happening
in Iran? Is it all made up? You seem disappointed that the people of Iran are turning against their government.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:14 PM
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35. Some people read a lot into others' posts. Why don't you try addressing the posts instead of your
self-created straw men.

No one said or implied nothing was happening, or that it was "all made up".
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:11 PM
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17. Nope,twitter,facebook still up.
That's how all these videos are getting out.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:17 PM
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22. yes, i noticed.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 02:24 PM
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24. Those photos are very moving
All of them.

God I hope they get what they are fighting for this time.
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