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Let it snow! Again!

We've had 4 snowfalls in Denton, TX this winter, including on xmas eve.
Today, we have 5" on the ground with a fuckton still falling. We're expecting a FOOT of snow! w00t w00t!
A couple of pics:
http://pics.livejournal.com/rowan_ree/pic/000028et/g4

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

It's snowing! Hard! We're expected to get up to 5" tonight!
I got my Texas white Christmas! YAY!

(BTW, for more frequent updates and pics, see my facebook page. If you don't know my real name to look me up, message me for it.)

yeah yeah

Sorry I haven't posted a lot. Been using facebook more than LJ. I know, evil I'm sure.

Anyways, cross your fingers for me.
wish me luck and cross those fingers. there's a position opening up that I'm going for. the job's the reason I got my Master's Degree so I really want it. I'll miss teaching my kiddos though... The job's still in the district but is a curriculum technology job. I really want it.

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YAY!

Woohoo!!!!!!!! The A/C is fixed! It'll take 5 hours to cool everything down but it's working again. Apparently 2 parts went bad. The capacitor and the compressor.

....doorbell....

The A/C guy is here!

*hopes he can repair it today*

In-laws

I fucking hate them. Seriously.
That's all I'm saying at the moment.

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Sad day

First Ed McMahan.
Then Farrah Fawcett.
Now Michael Jackson.

While I think Michael got really creepy with the whole I wanna be white, make my nose fall off, and maybe be a pedo, his music did a ton for the music career in the 80's, not to mention the 70's and the Jackson 5 in the 60's.

It's really sad.

"Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you, my friend, will see
You've got a friend in me..."

-Ben by the Jackson 5

R.I.P. all three. :(

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Reposted because it is needed


If you are reading this right now, you have more luxury than someone in Iran could ever hope for right now. If you are watching TV or a video on youtube, updating your status on Facebook, Tweeting, or even texting your friend, you are lucky. If you are safe in your home, and were able to sleep last night without the sounds of screaming from the rooftops, you need to know and understand what is happening to people just like you in Iran right now.



They are not the enemy. They are a people whose election has been stolen. For the first time in a long time, a voice for change struck the youth of Iran, just as it did for many people in the United States only seven months ago. Hossein Mousavi gained the support of millions of people in Iran as a Presidential candidate. He stands for progressiveness. He supports good relations with the West, and the rest of the world. He is supported with fervor as he challenges the oppressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

On Friday, millions of people waited for hours in line to vote in Iran's Presidential election. Later that night, as votes came in, Mousavi was alerted that he was winning by a two-thirds margin. Then there was a change. Suddenly, it was Ahmadinejad who had 68% of the vote - in areas which have been firmly against his political party, he overwhelmingly won. Within three hours, millions of votes were supposedly counted - the victor was Ahmadinejad. Immediately fraud was suspected - there was no way he could have won by this great a margin with such oppposition. Since then, reports have been coming in of burned ballots, or in some cases numbers being given without any being counted at all. None of this is confirmed, but what happened next seems to do the trick.



The people of Iran took the streets and rooftops. They shout "Death to the dictator" and "Allah o akbar." They join together to protest. Peacefully. The police attack some, but they stay strong. Riots happen, and the shouting continues all night. Text messaging was disabled, as was satellite, and websites which can spread information such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the BBC are blocked in the country. At five in the morning, Arabic speaking soldiers (the people of Iran speak Farsi) stormed a university in the capital city of Tehran. While sleeping in their dormitories, five students were killed. Others were wounded. These soldiers are thought to have been brought in by Ahmadinejad from Lebanon. Today, 192 of the university's faculty have resigned in protest.

Mousavi requested that the government allow a peaceful rally to occur this morning - the request was denied. Many thought that it would not happen. Nevertheless, first a few thousand people showed up in the streets of Tehran. At this point, it is estimated that 1 to 2 million people were there. Mousavi spoke on the top of a car. The police stood by. For a few hours, everything was peaceful. Right now, the same cannot be said. Reports of injuries, shootings, and killings are flooding the internet. Twitter has been an invaluable source - those in Iran who still know how to access it are updating regularly with picture evidence. People are being brutally beaten. Tonight will be another night without rest for so many in Iran no older than I am. Tonight there is a Green Revolution.


For more information:
PICTURES:
here and here
NEW INFORMATION:
Here - near constant updates
Here - ONTD_political live post
ON TWITTER:
@StopAhmadi, @IranElection09, @persiankiwi, @NextRevolution, @Change_for_Iran


دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
Tell the world how they have stolen our election


- original post by one_hoopy_frood


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The Green Revolution

So I'm really irritated.
This morning, local news spent literally 5.3 seconds discussing the fight for democracy happening in Iran, and did so as if it was "no big deal."

Protesters are fighting/protesting for democracy and are being brutally murdered by their government for it and we can only spent 5 seconds on it???!

Updates from an Iranian Protester who is a Farker, are here:
http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4452779

And the worst part?
We had no business being in Iraq. And now, when someone who really wants and needs our help fighting for democracy is here (Iran), we're too tied up to help because we had to go fight our battles for the oil industry and WMD's. GRRRR...

I hope Masheed is all right....

P.S.
The Iranian government is looking for dissident twitterers, so if you have an account, change your location and timezone to tehran! This will help muddy the waters and possibly protect others there who are posting what is happening.

LMAO!


from xlcd webcomic.

*was sent to me by geeky husband during a time of pain, lol*

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