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Demonstration in Irvine to Protest Violence in Iran

More than 1,000 people, mostly Iranian-Americans, gathered  for a second time at the corner of Barranca Parkway and Jamboree Road in Irvine on Sunday to demonstrate support for the protesters in Iran.  Sunday their peacefull demonstration was to highlight the violent crackdown on protesters in Tehran expressing their displeasure with the decision of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to…

Hundreds Rally in Irvine Over Stolen Iranian Election

From Sean Emery at the OCRegister.com Protest in Irvine denounces Iranian election Hundreds of demonstrators flocked to a busy Irvine intersection Wednesday evening to denounce the disputed Iranian election. The protesters filled all four corners of Jamboree Road and Barranca Parkway, shouting, chanting, waving flags and signs and cheering at the honks of passing motorists. The…

Is Revolution Brewing In Iran?

This commentary was posted over on Huffington Post. Nathan is one of OC’s strong Democrats and published author – expert in Iranian politics. Is A Revolution Brewing In Iran Following the announcement by Iran’s Interior Ministry that incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection in an implausible landslide, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to…

Gay Penguin Parenting Tips

I found the following AP story over on MSNBC.com this morning. Seems that gay couples adopting and successfully raising children is natural afterall. Gay penguin pair raising chick Males incubated abandoned egg for a month and continue to care for chick Focke Strangmann / AP Two male Humboldt penguins cautiously guard the entrance to their…

Obama Finds Hieroglyph That Looks Like Him

In case you all were wondering what the big-eared hieroglyph that Obama joked about today, saying that it looked like him means… It is pronounced like the word “hair” and is commonly spelled “her” by Egyptologists. The hieroglyph was spotted by President Obama in the ancient tomb of Qar when he quipped, “that looks like…

President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World

CAIRO – “This cycle of suspicion and discord must end,” Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world’s largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called…

Tiananmen Square – 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today the Tiananmen Square protestscame to and end. Chinese government tanks cleared Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. In Beijing, the resulting military response to the protesters by the PRC government left many civilians dead or severely injured. The number of deaths is not known and many different estimates exist.  There were…