Saturday, September 26, 2015

Red Moons and Halloween Road

Just today, Autumn fell into our lap!
needed that.

Big Moon event tomorrow.

Driving down the dark country road, i have taken some pics of moons that were mighty red.

some RED Moons HERE
and more red moons clickHERE

Halloween pics for the kiddsters click HERE

The Eagle Tree

at the end of the dark road.

to see bald Eagles in that tree, click HERE
more here
and here

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Beautiful Example of Jesus

The value of humility, kindness, service.
Protection of innocence, love of children.
 Common sense.
Endurance of suffering.

You can read all the words collected together
said by Jesus in the bible,

more pictures click HERE

God Is Love

You can read about this

Jimmy Fallon's Continual Fat Jokes on the Tonight Show (about Chris Christie)

How did making fun of someone's appearance get to be OK? I thought, particularly among the cool kids, it was frowned upon. Fat-shaming? NO No no.

Actually, people are now fired, tarred & feathered, blacklisted, and defriended for making fun of--or even mentioning--such traits as weight, attractiveness or the lack thereof,

However, it is not political correctness that would keep me from using weight for humor reasons.
Even as a child, i was taught to consider how another person feels.
The idea of hearing or knowing that people were making fun of overweightness--
a very sad thing.
Perhaps it is upbringing.
Jimmy Fallon's mom should give him a ring.

I know,
 in this day of political correctness, it is OK to make fun of people to the right of center.
Fat republicans, yes, fat democrats, no. 
If say, a rush Limbaugh made fun of a fat female democrat house member--
Oh the shame! How tacky! KHow crude! What an idiot!

Did you watch Blackish last night? (the N word.... very funny stuff)
Can you make fun of a fat black person?
Can a comedian make fun of certain religions and not others?

PC is the toilet bowl of hypocrisy.

On the other hand, this is the heavy, horrifying side of political correctness and moral relativity exposed: 

I am embarrassed when Jimmy Fallon continually makes fun of Chris Christie's weight. 
and i have no opinion about Chris Christie at all, really.
It's that i do watch fallon, make others watch his show, and forward his sketches to other people.

If i was his big sister i would knuckle pound him til he stopped.
Don't try to be funny by hurting another person in such a lame way.

chris-christie "walks out" on fallons fat joke -fat-joke

"If I ever leave public life," Christie said, "you're going to have to hire two writers just to replace the garbage you say about me."

here ya go...

make fun of some cats or hitler or something...

rock stars then and now lol

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

the passing of Yogi Berra

He was 90 years old.

"The future ain't what it used to be."

"People believe anything they read on the internet if it fits their preconceived notions."
          --Thomas Jefferson

mickey mantle, yogi berra, roger maris

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween Garden Art at the East Side Market in Manhattan, Kansas

Pumpkins and Lizards and such... a great line from the Cinderella 2015 movie, and also, 3 of the 295,632 items you can find at the East or West side markets in Manhattan, KS this time of year.

This little creature caught my eye...

Let me say, these two markets---owned and operated by a generous, smart, beautiful woman named Terry--Terri? ---are the go-to place year 'round for charming, funny, poignant, and lovely decor for your yard or home, regardless of season and for every holiday.

The O'Henry peaches are here!

 It is hard not to want everything in the market.
Outside are flowers, herbs, houseplants, garden plants, flowers, succulents, yard art, roses, flowers! haybales, shrubs, small flowering trees.... bird supplies, pots, etc etc etc....

click on poster to view larger
But inside there is every kind of fun or delicious or beautiful thing.
From jewelry to meat rub,
from fresh homegrown vegetables to chocolate cashew toffee;
from ornaments and light catchers and umbrellas which are works of art, to the best garden gloves and deer repellent and body lotion. ...

So, today i went in to the Eastside market

219 E. Poyntz Ave
(785) 776-9331

and found this:

I couldn't resist 
taking a few pics... heh.

large posters,click to view large.

Same expression in every pic.

enjoy the day.

Autumn is here.

Halloween art and posts:

Autumn art and posts: from an autmn autumn-squirrel

Eastern Black Swallowtail on a Duranta tree i bought from Eastside market:

Monday, September 21, 2015

U.S. Military Orders Soldiers to Ignore Pedophilia, Rape, Abuse in Afghanistan---Moral Relativism Exposed

Should a Special Forces Commander have been relieved of command from the U.S. Military for refusing to allow Afghan soldiers to rape young boys on base? This is Political Correctness gone diabolically insane.... We are ARMING these people.

The detailed article is here:

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys
 by Afghan Allies

Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.
photo: (cropped) kirsten luce for the new york times


In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases...

Let's face it--
This is a perfect example of moral relativism. Because a behavior is a "cultural thing" we are not allowed to judge it or intervene?
 This is a radical form of political correctness.
When we do not have the conviction to say, " yes we are in fact morally right and that in fact is morally wrong and we will not tolerate it ---" we have lost our souls.
 And if there is not a spiritual or moral component to our activities, particularly WAR-- creating hell on earth---we have lost our way.
(If it is in fact just survival of the fittest, then why aren't we overrunning everyone and taking everything we want?)

(Lengthy article)

more snips:

...soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children...

But the American policy of treating child sexual abuse as a cultural issue has often alienated the villages whose children are being preyed upon. The pitfalls of the policy emerged clearly as American Special Forces soldiers began to form Afghan Local Police militias to hold villages that American forces had retaken from the Taliban in 2010 and 2011....

...First, they were told, one of the militia commanders raped a 14- or 15-year-old girl whom he had spotted working in the fields. Captain Quinn informed the provincial police chief, who soon levied punishment. “He got one day in jail, and then she was forced to marry him,” Mr. Quinn said...

Soon another commander absconded with his men’s wages. Mr. Quinn said he later heard that the commander had spent the money on dancing boys. Another commander murdered his 12-year-old daughter in a so-called honor killing for having kissed a boy. “There were no repercussions,” ...
In September 2011, an Afghan woman, visibly bruised, showed up at an American base with her son, who was limping. One of the Afghan police commanders in the area, Abdul Rahman, had abducted the boy and forced him to become a sex slave, chained to his bed, the woman explained. When she sought her son’s return, she herself was beaten. Her son had eventually been released, but she was afraid it would happen again, she told the Americans on the base....

and what is with those Afghanistan Police? more insanity HERE

and that CULTURE! misogyny at its height

When we have heroes and pathos and beauty  like this, and this,

why must there be the horror of this:

Murdering Women for being raped

Letter from the People of Iran-- Redux. (Not Listening. Now we reap what we sow.)

Pro-democracy Iranian student activists and freedom fighters wrote a letter to President Obama years ago begging for help. (The U.S. media obviously did not think it was as important as Kim Kardashian's buttsize...)

This situation is the supposed exact point of the existence
of the U.N. (the U.N. ? really!? hah!)
wait, did you say,
THE U.N.! snort) 
and the history of the modern U.S.; helping this type of uprising.
 Remember Neda Agha Soltani?)
November 05, 2011
(Persian2English) – "On the occasion of 13 Aban (November 4th, the anniversary of the hostage-taking of the American embassy in Iran), a group of current and former Iranian student activists have written a letter to American president Barack Obama..."
Of all the folks fighting for freedom, it seems like these MOST deserve real assistance, if you look at the history.
Dear Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America:

On this day last year, we, a group of Iranian student activists, wrote you a letter to draw your attention to the human rights violations in Iran and to remind you of your moral responsibilities toward the protection of the people. On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students, followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, attacked the US embassy in Iran and held the American diplomats and employees hostage. The embassy, which, according to international and moral laws, belonged to the United States of America, was occupied by the Iranian students.

The occupation of the US embassy was a big mistake that has damaged the interests of the Iranian nation. Today, 32 years later, the Iranian people are the hostages of a regime that has even imprisoned some of those same hostage-taking students.

On numerous occasions in recent years, the Iranian people have demonstrated to the world that they want to free themselves from the oppressive grip of the Iranian regime. Two years ago today, the Iranian people, while being beaten by batons and shot at with guns, cried out to you. They asked you which side you were on, the hostage-taking regime’s or the people’s. The Iranian people chanted, “Obama, Obama, you’re either with us or with them.” They cried out for your direct help. However, you have been considering talks with the hostage-taking regime, based on the advice of your advisers, which has worked to the benefit of the Islamic Republic and the disadvantage of the Iranian people. Your administration’s Iran policy gave the Iranian authorities much confidence to visibly suppress citizens during peaceful protests.

Read more about NEDA agha-soltan-angel-of iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to your friendly messages by taking three American hikers hostage, attempting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, deviating from its nuclear program and heading toward the path of creating nuclear weapons, and shipping weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.
Mr. President, today, our brothers and sisters in Syria, who have witnessed more than 3,000 deaths and thousands more injured and imprisoned, are battling the blood-thirsty Assad clique. And, the malicious rulers in Iran continue to support Syria’s dictator. The Iranian rulers are very aware that the fate of dictators are tied and their time will arrive as well.
Our Syrian brothers and sisters have asked you to support them. By creating a no-fly-zone, you can prevent the deaths of the Syrian people at the hands of the Damascus regime. Up until now, the United States of America’s failure to protect the lives of the Syrian people has been unacceptable.

We advise you to end the appeasement with Damascus and stand in solidarity with the Syrian people. On this path, do not pay attention to the objections of the two major countries, China and Russia, who support dictators. Do not repeat the same mistakes you have made with the Iranian people’s pro-democracy and freedom movement.

Mr. Barack Obama, you are the leader of the most powerful country in the world and a Nobel Peace Laureate. Your moral responsibilities toward world peace and the safeguarding of humans has increased.

In the letter to you last year, we asked you to follow up on the human rights violations in Iran, placing emphasize on Iranian students. In addition to the student activists, the three American hikers can also serve as witnesses to the abuses Iranian civil rights activists are forced to endure in the prisons.
Most recently, the medieval Iranian regime has begun to flog student activists prior to releasing them from prison.

The UN Secretary-General’s (Ban Ki-moon) annual report on the human rights situation in Iran and the newly-appointed Special Rapporteur’s (Ahmed Shaheed) interim report only cover a small portion of the widespread human rights violations occurring in the prisons and throughout Iran. The country has become one big prison for the Iranian people.
The international community’s negligence and passive political policies have created a nuclear North Korea. This mistake should not be repeated. The Iranian regime must be prevented from achieving nuclear and non-standard weapons.

more HERE

We would like to explicitly state that we are not seeking your military assistance against the Islamic Republic. Considering the consequences of military action on the current situation in Iran, we strongly warn against it.

In order to help the Iranian people, please focus on:

•Placing sanctions against human rights violations, high-ranking Iranian regime members, and IRGC commanders and members of their immediate families.

•Sanctioning companies the IRGC holds shares in. The managers of these companies should also be sanctioned.

•Freezing the Iranian authorities’ bank accounts, blocking their property(ies) and assets, and banning their trips abroad.

•Making it easier for the Iranian people to access the Internet and satellite.

•Assisting in the circulation of free information in Iran.

•Speaking out against censorship, Internet filtering, blocking of satellite signals, and the surveillance of Iranian dissidents- and severely punish companies and governments who provide equipment to make it possible.

•Adhering to the already-existing sanctions- and placing pressure on the governments, institutions, and companies who skirt and violate these sanctions.

•Urging allies to also end their cooperation with the Iranian regime and put the sanctions into effect.

•Carefully ensuring that media funded by the American tax-payers’ money does not provide platforms for supporters and sympathizers of the Islamic Republic or anti-western and anti-American thoughts.

•Sanctioning the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

•Ending appeasement and passive government policies with dictators.

•Sanctioning the purchase of Iranian oil.

Instead of building welfare and infrastructure, Iran’s oil money, which makes up the majority of the country’s capital for natural resources, is used to: empower security structures and military institutions, spread terrorism, and increase the oppression on the Iranian people’s pro-democracy and freedom movement.

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s suppression and the international community’s disregard led the Iranian people, who had bravely headed to the streets, to return to their homes.
[This is madness.
A people stood tall, risked and endured death
 and torture so the world would help,
and the world had no leader!!!]
Mr. Barack Obama, help the Iranian people so they may once again cry out, “Yes we can!” There are many ways you can help on the path to democracy, if you are willing.


1) Amir Hossein Etemadi, Former student activist (University of Tehran), member of Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
2) Ali Tarokh, Student Activist (Shiraz Azad University), senior member of Mirhosein Mousavi student campaign in the Fars province.

3) Nima Rashedan, Researcher & political analyst, former student activist.
4) Arman Rezakhani, Winner of Kharazmi festival prize for mathematics, in 2007 and 2008, discovered two important theorems, both named after him.

5) Sahar RezaZadeh, Former student activist (University of Tehran)
6) Pedram Rafati, Member of association of students (Amirkabir University), banned from continuing his post-secondary education.
7) Amin Riahi, Member of General Council of Tahkim-e Vahdat.
8) Salman Sima, Student activist (Tehran Azad University), banned from continuing his post-secondary education.
9) Siavash Safavi, Former student activist (University of Mazandaran).
10) Ahmad Eshghyar, Former student activist (University of Tehran), member of Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
11) Liuna Eisagholian, Former student activist (University of Tehran), member of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
12) Saeed Ghasseminejad, Former student activist (University of Tehran), spokesperson for the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
13) Navid Mohebi, Starred student, blogger.
14) Masoud Masjoudi, Former member of association of students (Faculty of engineering of the University of Tehran).
15) Alireza Mousavi, Former member of association of students (Allameh University), member of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
16) Behzad Mehrani, Journalist and political analyst, member of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
17) Youhana Najdi, PhD student in political science (USM University Malaysia), member of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates.
18) Ali Nazari, Former member of association of students (University of Mazandaran).
19) Rahim Hemmati, Former head of student branch of the JAMA Party.

ریاست جمهور محترم ایالات متحده آمریکا
با سلام؛

سال گذشته در چنین روزی ما جمعی از فعالین دانشجویی شما را مخاطب خویش قرار دادیم تا توجه‌تان را به نقض گسترده حقوق بشر در ایران جلب نماییم و مسوولیت اخلاقی شما را در حمایت از مردم تحت ستم و سرکوب در ایران یادآور شویم.
در روز ۴ نوامبر ۱۹۷۹ گروهی از دانشجویان ایرانی که خود را پیرو خط امام (آیت‌الله خمینی) می‌خواندند به سفارت امریکا حمله کردند؛ دیپلمات‌ها و کارکنان آن را به گروگان گرفتند و آن سفارت را که بر اساس قوانین و عرف بین‌المللی بخشی از خاک آمریکا به شمار می‌رفت اشغال کردند. اقدامی بسیار اشتباه که به منافع ملی ایران آسیب جدی وارد کرد.

اینک با گذشت ۳۲ سال از آن رخ‌داد، مردم انقلابی آن روز خود گروگان حکومتی هستند که حتی‌‌ همان دانشجویان گروگان‌گیر را نیز امروز به زندان افکنده است.

مردم ایران در سال‌های اخیر بار‌ها نشان داده‌اند که خواهان رهایی از چنگال این نظام گروگان‌گیرند. مردم ما دو سال پیش در چنین روزی زیر باران گلوله وضربات باتوم از شما پرسیدند که با چه کسانی هستید؟ با آن‌ها (نظام گروگان‌گیر) یا با مردم؟ مردم با شعار «اوباما، اوباما، یا با اونا یا باما» مستقیما از شما یاری خواستند؛ اما شما بنا بر توصیه مشاورانی که گویا مشاوره‌های‌شان پیوسته به سود نظام جمهوری اسلامی و به زیان مردم ایران است به فکر گفتگو با «گروگان‌گیران‌» بودید تا آنان در اوج اعتراضات مسالمت‌آمیز مردم در خیابان‌های تهران با اعتماد به نفس بیشتر و خیال راحت‌تری به سرکوب مخالفان خود بپردازند.

اما چه سود برای شما که جمهوری اسلامی پاسخ‌ پیام‌های دوستی‌تان را با گروگان گرفتن کوهنوردان آمریکایی، ارسال محموله‌های سلاح به گروه‌های تروریستی در سوریه و لبنان و افغانستان و نیجریه، طرح ترور سفیر عربستان در واشنگتن و پیش بردن برنامه‌های اتمی‌اش به سمت تسلیحات هسته‌ای داد.
آقای رییس‌جمهور!

امروز برادران و خواهران ما در سوریه با بیش از چهار هزار تن کشته و ده‌ها هزار زندانی و مجروح در حال مبارزه با خاندان خونخوار اسد هستند و حاکمان بداندیش تهران همچنان به حمایت همه جانبه خود از دیکتاتور سوریه ادامه می‌دهند. که خود بهتر می‌دانند که سرنوشت دیکتاتور‌ها به هم گره خورده است و به زودی نوبت به خودشان خواهد رسید.

برادران و خواهران سوری ما از شما خواسته‌اند تا از آنان حمایت کنید و با ایجاد منطقه پرواز ممنوع از کشتار بیشتر آنان توسط دیکتاتور سوریه جلوگیری کنید. تا بدین لحظه نیز این همه کوتاهی از سوی دولت آمریکا در قبال جان مردم سوریه پذیرفتنی نیست. توصیه ما به شما آن است که به مماشات با حکومت دمشق پایان دهید. نظیر اشتباهی را که در طول جنبش سبز مرتکب شدید مرتکب نشوید و در کنار مردم سوریه بایستید و در این راه به زیاده‌خواهی‌های دو دولت‌ عمده‌ی حامی دیکتاتور -روسیه و چین- توجهی ننمایید.
جناب آقای اوباما!
شما علاوه بر رییس جمهور قدرتمند‌ترین کشور دنیا، برنده جایزه صلح نوبل نیز هستید و این مسوولیت اخلاقی شما را در جهت برقراری صلح و حفاظت از جان انسان‌ها دو چندان می‌کند. ما در نامه سال پیش خود از شما خواستیم پیگیر مسأله نقض حقوق بشر به ویژه در مورد دانشجویان ایرانی باشید. سه کوهنورد آمریکایی که خود مدتی گروگان نظام جمهوری اسلامی بودند، در کنار بسیاری از فعالان دانشجویی ایرانی می‌توانند شهادت بدهند که چه بر سر دانشجویان و فعالان جامعه مدنی ایران در زندان‌ها می‌آید. کار به جایی رسیده است که در هفته‌های اخیر این حکومت قرون وسطایی دانشجویانی را که موعد آزادی‌شان فرا می‌رسد پیش از آزادی شلاق می‌زند. گزارش سالیانه اخیر دبیر کل سازمان ملل در کنار گزارش مفصل‌تر آقای احمد شهید، گزارش‌گر تازه منصوب شده شورای حقوق بشر در امور ایران، تنها گوشه‌ای از نقض گستردهٔ حقوق بشر در زندان‌های ایران و زندان بزرگ‌تری به وسعت تمام ایران را در مقابل شما قرار می‌دهند.

امروز همه می‌دانیم که در دهه‌ی گذشته سیاست‌های منفعلانه و سهل‌انگاری جامعه جهانی منجر به ایجاد یک کره شمالی هسته‌ای گردید. ما معتقدیم که دستیابی جمهوری اسلامی ایران به سلاح‌های هسته‌ای و نامتعارف تکرار همان اشتباه است که باید جلوی آن گرفته شود.

بگذارید با صراحت بگوییم که ما خواهان کمک نظامی شما برای مقابله با جمهوری اسلامی نیستیم و نسبت به عواقب نامطلوب آن در شرایط کنونی هشدار می‌دهیم. ما خواهان آنیم که به آنچه خود گفته‌اید عمل کنید. تحریم عالی‌ترین مقامات جمهوری اسلامی و بستگان درجه‌ی یک‌شان، مسدود کردن حساب‌های بانکی‌شان، بلوکه کردن اموال و دارایی‌های‌شان، ممنوع کردن سفرشان به خارج از ایران را جدی بگیرید؛ تمامی شرکت‌هایی که سپاه در آن سهام دارد و مدیران این شرکت‌ها را تحریم کنید. دسترسی مردم ایران به اینترنت و ماهواره‌ها را تسهیل کنید و به گردش آزاد اطلاعات کمک کنید. با سانسور، فیلترینگ، پارازیت-افکنی‌ها و شنود مخالفان در ایران مقابله کنید و دولت‌ها و شرکت‌هایی را که در این زمینه به جمهوری اسلامی تجهیزات می‌دهند به شدت مجازات نمایید.

به تحریم‌هایی که تا کنون علیه فرماندهان سپاه و ناقضان حقوق‌بشر تصویب کرده‌اید پایبند باشید و دولت‌ها، نهادها و شرکت‌هایی که تحریم‌ها را دور می‌زنند و نقض می‌کنند تحت فشار بگذارید. به متحدان خود نیز برای عدم همکاری با حکومت ایران و اعمال تحریم‌ها فشار وارد کنید. پیگیر و مراقب باشید تا رسانه‌هایی که با پول مالیات دهنده‌های آمریکایی به راه افتاده‌اند به تریبون‌هایی برای طرفداران مماشات، حامیان جمهوری اسلامی و جریان‌های ضد غربی و ضدآمریکایی بدل نشوند.

بانک مرکزی ایران و خریدنفت از ایران را تحریم کنید. به این دلیل روشن که پول نفت ایران، سرمایهٔ خدادادی کشور ماست اما به جای ایجاد رفاه و بسترهای اقتصاد سالم، خرج تقویت ساختارهای امنیتی و نهادهای نظامی می‌شود، برای گسترش تروریسم استفاده می‌گردد و حکومت ایران از این سرمایه که از آن ملت ایران است، برای تقویت و شدت بخشیدن به سرکوب دموکراسی خواهی و آزادی خواهی ایران استفاده کرده است.
نرمش و مماشات با دیکتاتورها را پایان دهید و در یک کلام کمک کنید مردمی که شجاعانه به خیابان‌ها آمدند اما سرکوب جمهوری اسلامی و بی‌توجهی جامعه جهانی باعث شد نومیدانه به خانه‌های خود برگردند دوباره احساس کنند «بله! مامی‌توانیم.»
در این راه کارهایی که می‌توانید انجام دهید بسیارند اگر اراده‌ای برای انجام آن‌ها داشته باشید.

با احترام
۱) امیرحسین اعتمادی – فعال سابق دانشجویی دانشگاه تهران – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۲) علی تارخ – فعال دانشجویی دانشگاه آزاد شیراز – عضو ارشد ستاد دانشجویی میرحسین موسوی در فارس
۳) نیما راشدان – پژوهشگر و تحلیل‌گر سیاسی – فعال سابق دانشجویی
۴) آرمان رضاخانی – مقام اول و دوم جشنواره خوارزمی در سالهای ۸۷ و ۸۶ در رشته ریاضی و کاشف قانون ریاضی مثلثات و مربعات (رضاخانی)
۵) سحر رضازاده – فعال دانشجویی سابق دانشگاه تهران
۶) پدرام رفعتی – عضو شورای عمومی انجمن اسلامی دانشگاه پلی تکنیک، محروم از تحصیل
۷) امین ریاحی – عضو شورای عمومی دفتر تحکیم وحدت
۸) سلمان سیما – فعال دانشجویی دانشگاه آزاد – محروم از تحصیل
۹) سیاوش صفوی – فعال سابق دانشجویی دانشگاه مازندران
۱۰) احمد عشقیار – فعال دانشجویی دانشگاه تهران، عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۱۱) لیونا عیسی‌قلیان – فعال سابق دانشجویی دانشگاه تهران – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال
۱۲) سعید قاسمی‌نژاد – فعال سابق دانشجویی دانشگاه تهران – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۱۳) نوید محبی – فعال دانشجویی دانشگاه آزاد – وبلاگ‌نویس
۱۴) مسعود مسجودی – عضو سابق انجمن اسلامی دانشجویان دانشکده‌ فنی دانشگاه تهران
۱۵) علی‌رضا موسوی – عضو سابق انجمن اسلامی دانشجویان دانشگاه علامه – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۱۶) بهزاد مهرانی – روزنامه‌نگار و تحلیل‌گر سیاسی – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۱۷) یوحنا نجدی – دانشجوی دکترای علوم سیاسی دانشگاه یو. اس. ‌ام مالزی – عضو دانشجویان و دانش‌آموختگان لیبرال دانشگاه‌ها
۱۸) علی نظری – فعال سابق دانشجویی دانشگاه مازندران
۱۹) رحیم همتی – مسوول سابق شاخه دانشجویی جنبش مسلمانان مبارز

We all know he is crazy:
Ahmadinejad: World forces must strive to annihilate Israel
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK  08/02/2012 15:49

In Ramadan speech to ambassadors from Islamic countries, Iranian president says "horrible Zionist current" has been managing world affairs for 400 years, adds that liberating Palestine would solve all world problems.

The Full story is here:

You would think our media would have covered this letter.....huh...

more on mahmoud HERE  (an interesting site )

Our Administration's Response: This inane statement: The administration claimed in 2009 that the Green party in Iran did not want American help. And the State Department repeated that this week. "Most leaders in the Green movement made clear they did not desire financial or other support from the United States," a State Department senior official said. "As an organic movement, it was concerned that taking outside support would discredit it in the eyes of the Iranian people. We respect that and do not provide financial assistance to any political movement, party or faction in Iran."  UH DID YOU EVEN READ THE LETTER?? But Rachel, it was 17 pages and we were on a break! "...Republican.
Lugar’s embrace of Obama’s foreign policy on Iran was demonstrated in June 2009, when alleged electoral fraud sent Iranians, particularly students, into the streets and onto the rooftops of major Iranian cities.
The Obama reaction was to ignore the demonstrators, and only after a domestic U.S. outcry over the silence did Obama even make a statement on the protests.
At the same time, the Obama administration threw a lifeline to the Iranian regime by sending a letter making it clear that Obama’s priority was bringing Iran to the negotiating table even as protesters were shot and beaten in the streets, then imprisoned in huge numbers under horrific conditions. Without using the term, Obama adopted a “grand bargain” approach to Iran, in which the future of the Iranian regime would be assured in exchange for negotiations over the nuclear program..." : "...
Documents obtained by The Washington Examiner suggest the Obama administration missed at least one major opportunity to help opposition groups in Iran that has not previously been reported. In November 2009, leaders of the Green party, which had staged a revolt on the streets of Tehran in June of that year, sent a long memo through channels to the Obama administration that some analysts said was a clear call for help.
'So now, at this pivotal point in time, it is up to the countries of the free world to make up their mind,' states the opposition memo dated Nov. 30, 2009. 'Will they continue on the track of wishful thinking and push every decision to the future until it is too late, or will they reward the brave people of Iran and simultaneously advance the Western interests and world peace.' The eight-page memo describes the current regime under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a "brutal, apocalyptic theocratic dictatorship..."

Money Talks, Love walks...
/compare-white-house-treatment-of-dalai lama with Chinese Prez

I first posted this back in 2012.
The facts seem to be (in light of this that and the other)  that the U.S. no longer has any sort of mission that is based on honor, integrity, or morality.

What do YOU think is driving our "policy"

the latest on Iran