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Comment on Sweet Smell of Success by Maeve B

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:31:34 +0000

Way to go, Ravishal....let's hear it for Eclecticism!

Comment on Gomem Desoto resurfaces in SL by Viola

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:47:23 +0000

When did u become a member of the RCMP, Rav? =P

Comment on Listening to KONA Radio on the iPhone by Jobs

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:34:14 +0000

I have got the first generation iphone and by the sounds of this I think I need to upgrade! Keep up the cool posts.

Comment on Listening to KONA Radio on the iPhone by nick

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:33:40 +0000

Pretty cool post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon!

Comment on Something silly by Peter Stindberg

Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:51:37 +0000

One of my favourite songs of my teenage days :-)

Comment on Torn to Pieces (my heart) by richpalmer

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:16:10 +0000

I've seen this before -- and it brings me to tears each time. What we all need to remember is that government without the people's voice will always lead to a controlling government. Various forms will evolve, from ruler class goverments, to socialistic and communistic approach, to flat-out dictatorships. Regardless, the people are going to suffer. As Ravi said, "If you can do something, do it! If not, then talk about it, share it. Tell your president this should not stand."

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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:06:47 +0000

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Comment on Torn to Pieces (my heart) by Jeanne Schimmer

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:55:05 +0000

This is absolutely heart-wrenching. I didn't want to watch it, but my conscience dictated that I should. It breaks my heart that such repression exists anywhere and I grieve for the death of this beautiful woman.

Comment on Torn to Pieces (my heart) by Ravishal

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:16:56 +0000

Yes Prokofy, you are correct. I was 13 years old during the first revolution and from what I was told the average Iranian had it much better under the Shah. But as is often the case with revolutions they swung too far in the other direction. I pray the Iranians will find their way out of this mess eventually and in one piece. The current administration is leading them straight to hell with it's desire to acquire (and I feel eventual use of)nuclear weapons and the bullying and proxy control of their neighbors.

Comment on Torn to Pieces (my heart) by Prokofy Neva

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:17:45 +0000

This is a terrible story, very sad, and emblematic of everything that has been so awful in these recent weeks. Perhaps you were not around 30 years ago to remember the situation with the Shah, more complex than you're recounting it here, and certainly making those "revolutionary students" of 30 years ago as being something "positive" is hair-raising, given what they stood for. Iran is a divided society, with some wanting secularism and modernism, some not wanting it and wishing a conservative clerical state, and divisions within those divisions. It isn't so much that the Shah forced secularization down the throats of a largely unwilling population when there were certainly significant portions who wanted women's rights, education, health, etc. However, the Shah became increasingly autocratic, and alienated key sectors of society regarding economic and political power issues, not so much "secularism". As always with country situations like this, you have to note that the repression under the Shah, as bad as it was, was nothing compared to the repression yet to come under the mullahs. And it is difficult to say whether the one or the other will or would have led eventually to moderate governments and modernization.