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Friday, March 24, 2006

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one of my pictures from south


In my journey to south of Iran I was with some guys who were real symbols of supporters of Iran's regime.( maybe you heard about Basiji) .they want be like people who fight with Iraqis in last years. They wear like them ,they have beards like those and they are trying being as kind as those people.
Maybe I was an insider among them because we have many diffraction in our beliefs but we were good friends all the journey (they never found my ideas. ;)
I also must confess many of them are smart and intelligent persons, they were aware of world conditions and many of their analysis about world and Iran nuclear dispute were really interesting for me .
*But I also must said I faced with some persons who were really ignorant about what is going on around them.
For example one of them did not know differentiation between Security Council and board of governors but he argued with me that nuclear technology in any condition is Iran absolute right.(I even think he did not know differentiation of IAEA with FAO or UNESCO).
Or another one told me why we must connect to internet through Dubai! *In Iran number of dial up lines begins with 971 that is also is world code of UAE so he thought we dial Dubai when we want connect to internet (he exactly mean this, not another reasons like Iran ,UAE optic fiber line )
So such people like them in the journey frequently asked us to pray that god perish America and Israel.

17 comments:

MonicaR said...

Interesting experience Yasser. I found you through Jeremiah in TX. Love that baby picture. Don't apologize for your English it is quite good. I am now an old lady learning Spanish and having a terrible time of it.

God will not perish Israel or the US. Your acquaintances on the road know nothing of Americans. I don't want to go to war either - however your leaders are threatening our very existence. We don't take kindly to that and it will be answered. It is a shame they are so foolish but what can we do?

I am an American who supports freedom in Iran. I remember when I was in high school many Iranian students in Denver (where I grew up) and I got to know some. I often wonder how they are now. Are they okay? Are they safe? Will their children have a future free from subjugation by a tyrannical government? I hope and pray that you and they do. For all I know you may be one of their children. This ugly American prays for your safety and freedom.

Chas said...

Well Yasser, I see you've met Monica from Philadelphia. Very good poster. As you can see, we conservatives in America pray for the Iranian people, but refuse to be intimidated by your government.

Jeff said...

Yasser:

Hello from Jeff in North Carolina. I am so happy to see that you are using the web to express your thoughts. That is what is most important, self expression, not religious certainty. Can any of us be certain that our view of God is the only way? I don't think so. We can only chose to believe what our heart leads us to believe.

As one human to another, I wish you health and safety and happiness. Study hard and stay safe. We probably want the same things deep down inside, despite our surface divisions.

Your English is good. Better than my Persian.

Jeff

Elham said...

Hello Yasser,

I got here throught Yahoo News. Wanna take a look? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060329/ap_on_hi_te/iran_cracking_down_on_blogs_3

I live in Tehran & I studied in the worst university of the world, "Azad" too... it's the best way of introduction!

Be successful & above all "Take Care" !

Elham said...

oh, I forgot to say "HAPPY NEW YEAR" ;)

texasbunch said...

Greetings
You can not begin to believe How glad we ar to be able to read a blog comming out of Iran! There are many who support the people of your country, but not your government!
Take care, and may God bless you a thousand fold!

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Tom McClellan said...

Greetings from Dallas, Texas.

The Associated Press did an excellent job of advertising your site.

Keep blogging, and don't worry about your English.

Tom
http://mysite.verzon.net/trcbmc/
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John said...

Hi Yasser,

Hello from Wyoming, USA :) I too found your blog from an article in Yahoo News. You might be getting quite a few of these posts today Mr. Yasser.

Your English is just fine, Yasser. Keep practicing. I only read your bio and your latest post, but I think I understood most of what you were saying. I wondered if the last sentence in your last post was meant to be sarcastic? "So such people like them in the journey frequently asked us to pray that god perish America and Israel." If so, I thought you made an excellent point. Ignorant people fueled by religious fundamentalism extremes ALWAYS think some other people group needs to die. If they are Muslims, Christians, or Jewish extremists, they will always be hoping for someone else to die. That is such a shallow and empty place to live, don't you think? Just hoping you can control someone else to either force their heart to shape itslef like your own or kill them? That is so empty, lifeless.. hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Adam in Wisconsin!

I found your blog off MSNBC.com.

I am very pleased to see you blog from Iran. I try to read as many blogs from other countries as I can. Sometimes it gives us a first hand look to people in the country rather then the liberal media here that creates their own image of other people.

I wish you the best of luck in your studies, and pray for the safety of your people. Hopefully everything can be solved without war.

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/19/AR2006031901026.html

Kayhan: "Announce as soon as possible that you won't have any dialogue with the U.S. and avoid entering a destructive trap that has been prepared for Islamic Iran."

What destructive trap?! I am a born and raised American citizen, I have married an Iranian citizen who is now an American citizen. The only thing Americans are worried about is terrorism. We could care less, and it is not our business, if your government does not have a separation of mosque and state like ours does. We just want peace in the world.

Mitra said...

Hi
I've just found your blog. I havent read your posts yet but I want to say it is wonderful that you try to write in english. sth that non of us even test it for once.

bhuhtala said...

Dear Yasser,
I'm an English teacher from Canada living in Mexico and am just discovering the community of bloggers. This is the first one I've been to - a random visit. I love the fact that I can hear from people inside of different countries around the world. I enjoyed reading your commentaries and experiences. Maybe the world would be a better place if members of the governments in the world would share and learn from each other the way bloggers do. Peace would be an inevitable reality instead of an elusive dream. I hope to come back to your site and learn more about your country. We hear only the bad things in the media, and never have the chance to hear about the lives of our fellow human beings.
Do not worry about your English. Nobody judges that, rather it is admirable and necessary that you practice it. If we can all talk to each other, we can all learn to be friends. I hope you have a nice day.

Sincerely yours,
Barbara Huhtala
Merida, Yucatan
Mexico

Chas said...

Yasser, I have heard of earthquakes in Iran. I hope you and your family were not affected.

brando said...

I don't want to perish.

Anonymous said...

THE WORST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN CANADA:
MALASPINA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NANAIMO, B.C.

Patrick Ross the Student Services VP denies students any kind of parent protection of them from lies by a Professor [Brown] who says a student has missed over half the classes when they have not!!

Another Professor refuses to give out a course content summary [Walsh].

Also, an open letter to Frank Moher:

I have seen what you wrote to my daughter, Patricia.

I have also seen her posting to your course on 5 November, 2007 and there
was NO ATTACHMENT??

In your statistics, where are you getting that the original was created on 5
November, 2007 when there was NO ATTACHMENT OF A FILE on 5 November, 2007??

The e-mail was created on 5 November, 2007!!!

And since there was NO ATTACHMENT WITH THE E-MAIL, you CANNOT SAY WITH ANY DEGREE OF ACCURACY OR TRUTH WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ATTACHED??

Hence, your comments are totally inappropriate as you CANNOT ASSUME
ANYTHING:

YOUR E-MAIL STATEMENTS TO MY DAUGHTER ARE RIDICULOUS PREJUDICIAL STATEMENTS!

Finally, Patricia has done enough university work to know not to plagiarize
anything, and submit it as her own!!

Your comments are unfounded??

PATRICIA AND I HAVE DECIDED THAT SHE WILL NOT BE DOING ANY MORE COURSE WORK FOR YOU IF THIS IS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CONDUCT YOUR DEALINGS WITH STUDENTS, SUPPOSITION, INNUENDO AND NO CONCRETE PROOF??

JUST DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED!!



I HAVE ADVISED PATRICIA LONG AGO TO GET OUT OF MALASPINA AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE WILL NOW DO!!

SHE WILL TAKE NO MORE COURSES AT MALASPINA!!

THANK GOD!!

Anonymous said...

Steve Lane
Email: lanes@mala.ca

Patrick Ross
Email: rossp@mala.ca

cc. jacklinf@mala.ca
lawsonh@mala.ca
nilsonr@mala.ca
hawthord@mala.ca

Hey, Morons:

Didn’t you get a copy of my daughter’s and son’s letter to Malaspina??

If not, one appears below!!

So who really cares what decision(s) you or Malaspina have come to … idiots by any other name are still idiots!!

No one wants to hear from you morons, so you have been blocked from sending any more e-mails!!

The dad



LETTER SENT ON 17 NOVEMBER, 2007

17 November, 2007

Registration
Building 200
Malaspina University-College
900 Fifth Street,
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5


My father saw a highly prejudicial e-mail sent to me on 17 November, 2007 by Frank Moher, Crew 140, and this is to advise that I will not be doing any more work for this course!!

I will also not be doing any more work for Kathy Page, Crew 120!!

I will not be taking any more courses at Malaspina University College!!

I will not be doing any more programs at Malaspina University College [cancel me out of Applied Business Technology, see attached].

I want nothing more to do with Malaspina University College!

My father thinks the comments by Frank Moher are ridiculous, highly prejudicial and simply based on supposition, innuendo, and conjecture!!

My father again thinks it disgusting behaviour!!

My father told this instructor Frank Moher in a reply e-mail the same date that I have done enough university work to know not to plagiarize anything, and submit it as my own!!

My father told this Frank Moher that his ridiculous comments were unfounded and that due to Frank Moher’s ridiculous comments we decided I would IMMEDIATELY have nothing more to do with Malaspina University College!!

My father told me a long time ago to get out of Malaspina University College and not to have anything more to do with the place!!

He is extremely happy that I have finally taken his advice!!

I am finished with Malaspina University College and I really don’t care what you put in for a grade for Crew 140 and Crew 120!!

As far as my dad is concerned, good riddance to “bad rubbish”!!

Regards,


LETTER SENT ON 21 DECEMBER, 2007


21 December, 2007

Registration
Building 200
Malaspina University-College
900 Fifth Street,
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5


Now that my final grades have been posted, this letter is for the Registrar.

My father who has three university degrees from two of the most prestigious universities in Canada thinks Malaspina University College is one of the worst, if not the worst, post secondary institute in Canada!!

With such impressive credentials from the best universities in Canada, my father should have a very good idea of what constitutes a good post secondary institute and what does not!!

My father was very pleased when my sister cancelled out of Malaspina University College on 17 November after she had received a highly prejudicial and false statements contained in an e-mail sent to her by Frank Moher, Crew 140!!

My father is equally pleased that I too am cancelling out of any more programs and / or courses at Malaspina University College as I totally support my sister and her stand against the Crew 140 Instructor!!

No one makes stupid accusations against my sister that she would purposefully submit something from “Wikipedia” as her own work!!

Just plain asinine!!

My father simply chalks the matter up to another example of Malaspina U-C rubbish and he cites several other deplorable incidents to gladly support my decision to also have nothing more to do with Malaspina University College:

My father recalls History instructor Helen Brown making false statements that my sister and I missed over half of her lectures, when we did not and the fact that the History Chair [Hawthorne], the Dean [Lane], and the VP Student Services [Ross] did nothing about these false statements [we have kept her notes as proof of her false statements]!!

My father recalls History lecturer Walsh’s reluctance to disclose a course outline [we have kept her email as proof]!!??

My father recalls History Chair Hawthorne accepting reading summaries from us in one format, although he did not put in his course summary that he wanted another format and did not have the decency to tell us until after the grades were posted, and neither he, nor the Dean [Lane], and neither the VP Student Services [Ross] would do anything about this unfair practice!!

My father thinks the behaviour atrocious!!

My dad clearly saw that neither the instructors, nor the History Chair [Hawthorne], nor the Dean [Lane], and neither did the VP Student Services [Ross] had any interest, nor had any intention of standing up for the rights of either my sister or myself!!

My dad clearly saw that all involved, the instructors, the History Chair [Hawthorne], the Dean [Lane], and the VP Student Services [Ross], only had their selfish own interests at heart and to protect!!

It is for this reason, my father formed his opinion a long time ago that Malaspina University College is one of the worst, if not the worst, post secondary institute in Canada!!

In closing, my father was particularly amused at the Dean’s [Lane] improper use of the term ad hominem in an e-mail dated 22 December, 2005!!

My father was also particularly amused at the VP Student Services [Ross] “rantings” in the parking lot --- my dad described Ross as looking like a “raving nut-ball” -- very unprofessional behaviour my dad thought!!

My dad, under freedom of speech, is entitled to his impressions …and, as mentioned, with such impressive credentials from the best universities in Canada, my father should have a very good idea of what constitutes selfish, as opposed to selfless, behaviour … and what he has seen at Malaspina Univeristy College by these “officials” is definitely the former!!

As far as my dad is concerned, good riddance to “bad rubbish”!!

Regards,

cc. Dr. Ralph Nilson
President & CEO
Malaspina University-College