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canexplain
06-17-2009, 05:06 PM
OK this could have gone under random thoughts but I think this is pretty important ... what the US (world?) is doing on Friday is to wear green to show solidarity for our fellow citizens of the world that live in Iran ... if you wear green on Friday, you are saying you don't agree with how the Iran election ended .. and I hope ended is too strong of a word ... it doesn't matter if you are right wing, left wing, or center, the Iranians need to see we are there for them, even if all the governments aren't .... if you wear green on Friday, they (?) are asking us to post the pictures on whatever site you use including facebook, etc ..... peace and good Karma to Iran .... cr****

PlayaDelWes
06-17-2009, 05:10 PM
http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/photos/2009/06/07/d390e217-0fa3-4b91-a07b-94d4d190002dnews.ap.org_t350.jpg?1640fae913a1dac1b 26c7eb88806b9f9b0341305

whynotsmile99
06-17-2009, 05:13 PM
http://www.daveobrien.com/images/kermitauto.jpg

frazzles
06-17-2009, 05:22 PM
Green is the dominant color in the uniform I wear to work everyday, though. Guess I'll wear my stupid, oil stained green boots and green socks instead on Friday.

PassiveTheory
06-17-2009, 05:25 PM
No, how about instead of picking a stupid fucking specified outfit, you go to BBC.com and actually learn about the fucking crisis instead of pretending you give a rat's ass.








That's not directed at Ron, but rather at all the people who will pick up on this stupid idea.

MissingPerson
06-17-2009, 05:27 PM
I always wear green. It's law here.

PlayaDelWes
06-17-2009, 05:30 PM
No, how about instead of picking a stupid fucking specified outfit, you go to BBC.com and actually learn about the fucking crisis instead of pretending you give a rat's ass.

That's not directed at Ron, but rather at all the people who will pick up on this stupid idea.


http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/original/Debbie_Downer.jpg

canexplain
06-17-2009, 05:30 PM
No, how about instead of picking a stupid fucking specified outfit, you go to BBC.com and actually learn about the fucking crisis instead of pretending you give a rat's ass.








That's not directed at Ron, but rather at all the people who will pick up on this stupid idea.


tnx passive for trying to be nice to me (and btw you and the roo go together lol ) ..... but places outside of the US, say third world countries which i think iran really is, "buy" these overt show of action/emotion/etc .. fuck that sounds so uppity, its mass appeal bro, you have to go with the demographic ... cr****

MissingPerson
06-17-2009, 05:36 PM
All cynicism aside, I have been wearing a green ribbon last few days.

boarderwoozel3
06-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Passive, event like these do increase awareness because they bring the issue to the attention of people who might not have previously known about it. All it takes is a one person wearing green to be asked or mention it to someone else and so on.

MP, has your avatar always had that shade of green? Or is this just the power of suggestion in action?

PlayaDelWes
06-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Even in their own country, the masses can rally around very simple things.

If you haven't seen The Singing Revolution (http://www.singingrevolution.com/cgi-local/content.cgi) it's a great story.

DA9PmZo-2jo

Not exactly the same thing, but so incredible.

PassiveTheory
06-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Passive, event like these do increase awareness because they bring the issue to the attention of people who might not have previously known about it. All it takes is a one person wearing green to be asked or mention it to someone else and so on.

I know, but it reminds me of that scene in Arrested Development where Lindsay just haphazardly picks up causes, as well as all those American Apparel-wearing douchebags with Save Darfur buttons who don't know shit. I'm all for taking action and supporting the Iranians in their plight, but surely there are more constructive ways than this, right?

menikmati
06-17-2009, 05:39 PM
This is like polishing a turd. I'm worried more about N. Korea.

canexplain
06-17-2009, 05:41 PM
Passive, event like these do increase awareness because they bring the issue to the attention of people who might not have previously known about it. All it takes is a one person wearing green to be asked or mention it to someone else and so on.

MP, has your avatar always had that shade of green? Or is this just the power of suggestion in action?

so when you arent doing anything tomorrow, bump this thread, i will, and if people will post pics, i can do a connect from coachella, the roo, roth, and waka ... fuck i have had it so easy in my life, some have had so different ...no one tells me what the fuck to do lol, but that is not the case in most ? of the world ..... cr****

Blinken
06-17-2009, 05:42 PM
I know, but it reminds me of that scene in Arrested Development where Lindsay just haphazardly picks up causes, as well as all those American Apparel-wearing douchebags with Save Darfur buttons who don't know shit. I'm all for taking action and supporting the Iranians in their plight, but surely there are more constructive ways than this, right?

Give me one more constructive way? We can't meddle in their elections because that always causes problems, the only thing to do is show a little support for the people.

I do understand where you are coming from though, that is the way alot of kids in Santa Cruz act. Sometimes though it is the only thing that can be done at the time.

MissingPerson
06-17-2009, 05:43 PM
MP, has your avatar always had that shade of green? Or is this just the power of suggestion in action?

It's been green since Monday.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-17-2009, 05:43 PM
This is like polishing a turd. I'm worried more about N. Korea.

N Korea is all talk...they know that as soon as they start shit they have no chance to win a war with any of the surrounding countries....they can barely feed their own people let alone a million man army.

boarderwoozel3
06-17-2009, 05:43 PM
I know, but it reminds me of that scene in Arrested Development where Lindsay just haphazardly picks up causes, as well as all those American Apparel-wearing douchebags with Save Darfur buttons who don't know shit. I'm all for taking action and supporting the Iranians in their plight, but surely there are more constructive ways than this, right?

Yeah but this is a good start, it's accessible. We are, afterall, a pretty apathetic nation.

boarderwoozel3
06-17-2009, 05:48 PM
It's been green since Monday.
That's a nice touch. Mind if I pinch your idea for a moment?

N Korea is all talk...they know that as soon as they start shit they have no chance to win a war with any of the surrounding countries....they can barely feed their own people let alone a million man army.
Random but North Korea qualified for the World Cup today. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they won't have blinding fan representation in South Africa next summer.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Random but North Korea qualified for the World Cup today. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they won't have blinding fan representation in South Africa next summer.

Holy Shit really?!?!?!? I really hope they go all the way actually....the poor people there need SOMETHING to look forward too...

I'll be damned

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2009-06-17-259275238_x.htm


North Korea qualify for 1st World Cup since 1966
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — North Korea qualified for its first World Cup finals since 1966 and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain stayed alive in the race to South Africa 2010 on Wednesday.

North Korea was the last of Asia's automatic qualifiers, joining Australia, Japan and South Korea.

After Iran conceded a costly late goal to draw 1-1 at South Korea, North Korea and Saudi Arabia knew a win against each other at King Fahd International Stadium would secure a berth. Instead, they drew 0-0 and North Korea claimed the second berth in Group 2 from the Saudis on goal difference.

North Korea gave a "great performance," said coach Kim Jong-hun.

"We focused on defending as we had come under a lot of pressure from the Saudis and I think our preparation for the game was one factor that earned the victory tonight.
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"We monitored the Saudi team from the beginning of our campaign and I noticed that they have a problem in finding good strikers."

South Korea topped the group unbeaten with four wins and four draws for 16 points. North Korea and Saudi Arabia had 12 each, Iran 11 and the United Arab Emirates 1.

Australia and Japan had already qualified, but the Aussies capped an unbeaten run through Group 1 by beating their Japanese visitors 2-1 for their sixth win. Bahrain secured third spot by defeating Uzbekistan 1-0.

As the third-place finishers, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will meet in playoffs on Sept. 5 and 9. The Saudis are trying for their fifth consecutive finals. Bahrain are still in the hunt to make their finals debut.

The winner will then face Oceania champion New Zealand on Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 for a berth in next year's finals.

North Korea, which had allowed only five goals in seven games, concentrated on defending rather than playing to win, and Ri Myong-guk was excellent in net as Saudi Arabia dominated on attack while under pressure to win from a big home crowd.

But by the time substitute Kim Yong-jun was sent off deep in injury time, North Korea had sewn up only its second trip to a World Cup finals.

In Manama, Bahrain notched the only goal when dead-ball specialist Mahmood Abdulrahman's free kick gave Uzbekistan keeper Ignatiy Nesterov no chance in the 74th minute in front of more than 20,000 fans at National Stadium.

Bahrain also finished with 10 men after center back Abdulla Al Marzooqi was sent off 12 minutes from time.

Tim Cahill's second-half pair led Australia past Japan before almost 70,000 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, and rekindled memories of another pair in a win against Japan at the 2006 World Cup.

"It's fantastic for the team to have a player like that, because you know he'll always do what he has to do, and that's scoring goals," Australia coach Pim Verbeek said.

Japan scored in a lackluster first half through Marcus Tulio Tanaka, who headed in Kengo Nakamura's corner.

Masoud Shojaei's early rebound goal off his own shot gave Iran hope of a fourth World Cup appearance, but Park ji-sung's 81st-minute strike for host South Korea cost Iran, which drew five of its eight matches.

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PlayaDelWes
06-17-2009, 05:51 PM
...meddle...

meddle, lol

http://news.google.com/news?um=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=meddle

MissingPerson
06-17-2009, 05:53 PM
That's a nice touch. Mind if I pinch your idea for a moment?


Go for it.

We're seeing something cool happen. I think that's worth supporting, or at the very least, celebrating.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-17-2009, 05:55 PM
Go for it.

We're seeing something cool happen. I think that's worth supporting. Or at the very least, celebrating.

Word....seeing people bring down a shady government is always a great thing....I wonder if China is shaking in its boots over all this?!?!?

canexplain
06-18-2009, 07:15 AM
bump ..... greeeeeeeeeennnn ..... cr****

bug on your lip
06-18-2009, 07:20 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3495648382_ebee419d19.jpg

sonofhal
06-18-2009, 07:23 AM
I'll just listen to Green by REM, if that's OK (and maybe Everything's Gone Green by New Order too).

bug on your lip
06-18-2009, 07:27 AM
http://nocureforgravity.com/gallery2/d/1869-2/jolly_green_giant_0010.jpg

TomAz
06-18-2009, 07:34 AM
Ahmadinejad is quaking in his boots. Oh no! not green shirts!

canexplain
06-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Ahmadinejad is quaking in his boots. Oh no! not green shirts!

i was waiting for you to chime in tom .... actually i guess today its wear black day .... oh well all the colors are confusing me .... the sad thing is to me: the other party that is contesting the votes is the person who started the nuclear project there .... i would compare it to me saying "rush is too far right, we need a moderate like Bush" ...... cr****

marooko
06-18-2009, 07:49 AM
I always wear green. It's law here.

good shit, MP.


how bout if i burn some green, will that help?


wear green, dont wear green. learn about it on BBC.com or dont. tweet this, tweet that. in a couple weeks, you wont even be talking about it.

http://bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/imagesbroc-20obama.jpg

canexplain
06-18-2009, 08:06 AM
I thought this was unusual: the state department found out that Twitter was going to do some scheduled maintenence on their system and the state department asked them if they could do it around 2:00 am Iran time. They said Twitter was one of the few ways a lot of information was getting out. Cr****


oh i think Iran will be in the news for a long time

MissingPerson
06-20-2009, 01:44 PM
Was wearing a little green ribbon wristband at work today. People kept speaking to me in what I presume was Farsi.

Had no idea there were so many young nerdy Iranians in Dublin.