June 22, 2004

Euro2004 Sucks!

It couldn't be worst than this! Apparently the Bulgarian team could score a penalty that the Russian referee got for them! And turn this competition the worst that could ever be!
Alas, wish that the Italian team would appear less defensive on the first plays; they should have won the game with Sweden with lots of goals!

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June 14, 2004


If you are in Canada, or you can travel to Montreal in summer, but you don't, then you are making a big mistake.
Why? click here to see a list of festivals that are held in Montreal during June and July.

Some are really interesting, so far the "International Beer festival" and "Montreal GrandPrix" and "Montreal Fashion & Design Festival" as well as "Montreal International Reggae Festival" has been really interesting.

the "25th Montreal International Jazz Festival" is yet to begin and the "Montreal International Fireworks Competition" is in progress.

To have a taste of Montreal in these days see a photo essay here.

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June 07, 2004

No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work.
- Mother Teresa

Posted by Shauheen at 10:44 PM

June 06, 2004

Marooned in World

"Marooned in Iraq" is the name of a film by Bahman Ghobadi, the Iranian Director, who has also directed "Time for Drunken Horses" which Peter Bradshaw had called "A remarkable film: a blazingly passionate, spiritual bulletin from a contemporary front-line of almost unimaginable hardship"

As I remember Marooned in Iraq was screened in Iran very silently in few theatres under the name of "Hanareh". I'm sure that not many people have seen it or even heard of it, at least as much as "Time for Drunken Horses". I saw the movie while there were only a few other people around, and the cinema was almost empty.

Anyways, I came acroos this page on BBC Persian. The title reads: "Iranina Kurd refugees' situation in Jordan settled"! guess what they are being sent to europe!

These refugees had escaped Iranian borders nearly 20 years ago, since then they have not seen a peaceful day in Iraq. During the war in Iraq these refugees had to move towards Jordan, but they could not pass the borders and where temporarily staying in a no-where land between Iraq and Jordan.

recently UNHCR, could make the jordanians to let some of them who had a jordanian family in to jordan, now they are being sent with their jordanian families to sweden or finland. where many kurdish refugees live! In fact the kurdish community is Marooned in the world!

click here to see a map of new kurdistan in Iraq

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June 03, 2004

Power Engineering

Not that one which is a branch of electrical engineering!!!

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday compared the role of the leader in Islamic Republic to an engineer of the system, and counted science, spirituality and intelligence as three factors for a person to take the post, and that one would automatically be disqualified for the post if he looses to have either of the factors.

Not to mention that the 3 factors are really good factors or not, and that how one should prove to have the qualities more than everyone else, and how is it possible that one would loose his science while he is possessing the role. One should ask if the current leader himself is fit to the role with respect to his own proposed meter, or has ever been so?!!

He also fails to take into account the tortures that have been done to the political prisoners in Iran when he criticizes US. Almost everything that he says in his speech is a complete non-sense, especially when he defends the most stupid ideology in Iran’s History: “theological protector (vali-e-faqih)�

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