Delband o Delavar
Going back in time to pick a poetic name
March 24, 2000
Her voice shaking with joy, my friend shared her happiness with me.
After eight long years waiting to become a grandma, she had just learned
that her daughter was expecting ...
We talked for a while, sharing experiences about being a mom for the
first time, enjoying our children, and things we wished we had done! She
then asked if I could give her some ideas about names. Her daughter was
looking for a bi-cultural name that was not too common, such as Sara, Layla
or Mona. >>>
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"Left" and "right" in Iranian politics
March 24, 2000
Usually right-wingers are pro-American and left-wingers are against
foreign investments. In Iran, it's the opposite (in Persian) >>>
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Conspiracy at Desert One
By Bernace Charles
Chapter Forty-Three >>>
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Net is a vital weapon for free speech
The Internet is the most important communications breakthrough
of our time.
By Derek Moscato
The Vancouver Sun
March 23, 2000
Life is easy in the new world, as evidenced by how most folks here spend
their time online. Ask your average Vancouverite what he or she is tuning
into on the Web these days, and chances are the answer you'll get will
revolve around the gratuitous: stocks, sex, sports and soap opera updates.
Perhaps some online gaming or a software download.
Chances are you won't hear of a battle against government censorship,
or a search for family and friends lost in one of the wars being waged
around the globe. But don't be fooled >>>
Tired of Dot.Com This and Dot.Com That? So is this resident of San Francisco
>>> GO HERE
Thanks to Ali Nikseresht
* Satan incarnate
Nariman N. writes:
Oh please. You are either blind or unwilling to accept reality here
just fake it"]. It t is true that we don't know Mr. Kasra's wife's
side of this story, if there even is one, but it does not take a psychiatrist
to realize that some of these Iranian women -- mainly those that just come
over from Iran, are Satan incarnates running around.
It is an undeniable fact that many of these Iranian women change DRASTICALLY
once they reach American soil, DRASTICALLY. All of a sudden they have all
this freedom and they don't know what to do with it. This often times leads
to very unacceptable behavior on their part, and eventually leads to the
marriage falling apart.
I have seen it personally TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I don't doubt for a second
that what Mr. Kasra says is true ["She
changed overnight"]. Because his story is nothing new. There are
thousands of Iranian women just like his ex-wife out there. In my opinion,
they deserve nothing more than to be sent back to Iran where they belong.
* Tired of not getting along
L. Brown writes: I
am tired of our countries -- the U.S. and Iran -- not getting along. I
was very pleased to hear that maybe open trade of Iranian products in the
U.S. can occur ["Ball
in Iran's court"].
I do not know much about Iran and it's people. Only what I hear on the
news on TV . It's time for the blocked doors of both counties to open.
I am interested in learning and knowing the people, culture, art, living
views of the people.
I would buy Iranian products if they are good products to have in my
home. I hope we can start trading and talking. It will not hurt our countries'
Conference: "Iran since 1500"
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Beirut hostage awarded millions
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former hostage Terry Anderson was awarded $341
million from Iran on Friday by a federal judge who said his treatment during
his nearly seven years of captivity in Beirut was ``savage and cruel by
any civilized standards.'' U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered
Iran to pay $24.5 million to Anderson, $10 million to his wife, Madeleine
Bassil, and $6.7 million to their daughter, Sulome. The judge also ordered
the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security to pay the three $300 million
in punitive damages.>>> FULL TEXT
U.S.: Iraq helps Iran opposition
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iraq has spent tens of millions of dollars building
a military base for an Iranian opposition group linked by U.S. officials
to terror activities around the world, the State Department said Friday.
Spokesman James P. Rubin said the Iraqi activity demonstrates that President
Saddam Hussein, whose country remains under international sanctions, is
choosing not to use scarce resources to benefit Iraqis but rather to sponsor
terrorism >>> FULL TEXT
Saddam 'winning propaganda war'
March 24, (BBC) -- The United Nations Secretary-General has warned
that the international community is in danger of losing the propaganda war
with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein over who is responsible for the suffering
of the Iraqi people >>> FULL TEXT
NYMEX crude ends higher as uncertainties
cloud OPEC meeting
March 24 (Reuters) - Crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange
(NYMEX) settled sharply higher Friday amid uncertainties clouding a critical
output-policy meeting of OPEC on Monday, traders said. Short-covering ahead
of the Vienna meeting of the cartel's oil ministers kept the front month
May crude just below $28 a barrel near the close before settling at $28.02,
a gain of 71 cents on the day.>>> FULL TEXT
Noruz thoughts: 1
(Iran Javan) - Film director Pouran Derakhshandeh >>> FULL TEXT
Noruz thoughts: 2
(Iran Javan) - Actor Azita Hajian >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Noruz thoughts: 3
(Iran Javan) - Actor/Director Reza Karam Rezaie >>> FULL TEXT IN
Iran requests match with Egypt
Iran Sports Press - The Egyptian Football Federation said on Thursday
that it had received a telegraph from the Iranian Football Federation requesting
that dates be finalized for the meeting of the two countries in the Afro-Asian
Cup finals >>> FULL TEXT
Minavand's assist puts Sturm Graz ahead
Iran Sports Press - Two goals by Austrian national team captain
Ivica Vastic and one by Hannes Reinmayr, which was assisted by Mehrdad Minavand,
brought Sturm Graz in second position of the Austrian Bundesliga, one place
above Rapid Vienna, who will only need a draw against LASK tomorrow, to
get back on the second position >>> FULL TEXT
Beach Volleyball? Baleh! Chee kheeyaal
Iran Sports Press - The most significant beach volleyball tournament
of the year 1378 was Fajr tournament. This Tournament was held in the island
of Kish with cash prizes as incentive. Twenty four volleyball players from
across Iran participated in this cup >>> FULL TEXT
US-Iran sanctions lifted
Murphy, former State Department Deputy, discusses the speech made by Madeleine
Albright regarding the lifting of US sanctions on caviar, pistachios and
carpets and the reactions expected from Iran.
Updated March 22
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Farsi dictionary, that is. Catchy name, but...? Type in
an English word and it will give you the Persian equivalent. Voila!
Everything you ever wanted to know about really big spiders,
and then some. This labor of love offers a thorough look at tarantulas,
brief bit on caring for the critters.
The ... conduct with which both defendants (Iran and its ministry of
intelligence) are charged, savage and cruel by any civilized standards,
would surely merit'' an award of punitive damages intended to punish and
-- Thomas Penfield Jackson, U.S. District Judge orderiing Iran to
pay $341 million to former American hostage
March 24, 2000
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