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  1. ghormeh_sabzi

    Go Random

    How's this for random? It's 0335, and I'm still studying. Oh, how soon the glory fades ...
  2. It's a fun world we live in .. people can put up pics of virtually naked women, have threads about wet-dreams and sexual positions, but when I try to inject some humor into a almost-there flamewar, my post gets deleted. Whoever did it can bite me.
  3. ghormeh_sabzi

    chek out my piks!

    So wait, your natural eye color is brown or blue? If they're brown, those are some kickass contacts! Nice pictures
  4. ghormeh_sabzi

    Racist Iranians

    I didn't read through all the posts in this thread, but Mina jan, whenever I encounter any racist remarks, I just turn around and tell them to BITE ME!!. That usually shuts them up. *sigh* I love all my adoring fans. :silly_wft:
  5. ghormeh_sabzi

    Ahmadi Nejad Comedy!

    Oh this is absolutely HILARIOUS! Thanks for the two and a half hour laugh :clap2:
  6. Sunni Muslim. I think I'm the only Sunni Muslim around ...
  7. House OKs Bill to Tighten Immigration Laws WASHINGTON - The House acted Friday to stem the tide of illegal immigration by taking steps to tighten border controls and stop unlawful immigrants from getting jobs. But lawmakers left for next year the tougher issue of what to do with the 11 million undocumented people already in the country. The House legislation, billed as a border protection, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration control act, includes such measures as enlisting military and local law enforcement help in stopping illegal entrants and requiring employers to verify the legal status of their workers. It authorizes the building of a fence along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border. But it put off consideration of a guest worker program, which President Bush and many in Congress say must be part of a lasting solution to the illegal immigrant crisis. The vote was 239-182, with opposition coming from Democrats and some Republicans upset by the exclusion of the guest worker issue and other Republicans wanting tougher border control measures. Bush praised the House for approving the bill. "America is a nation built on the rule of law, and this bill will help us protect our borders and crack down on illegal entry into the United States," he said in a statement. "I urge the Senate to take action on immigration reform so that I can sign a good bill into law." One measure that Republican leaders wouldn't allow a vote on was a volatile proposal to deny citizenship to babies born in this country to illegal immigrants. The issue next moves to the Senate, where Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., says he will bring up immigration legislation in February that will provide a framework for guest worker ideas. Nobody is advocating the deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants, said Rep. Jeff Flake (news, bio, voting record), R-Ariz., sponsor of a guest worker measure. Without a temporary worker program, he said, "We simply won't enforce the law, and that's the dirty little secret here." While many agree with Flake, there are wide differences on the details of a guest worker program. Some lawmakers would require those in the country illegally to leave before applying for such a program, arguing that counterproposals allowing those already here to seek legal status is equivalent to amnesty. Bush has proposed that undocumented immigrants be allowed to get three-year work visas. They could extend those for an additional three years, but would then have to return to their home countries for a year to apply for a new work permit. The House bill would beef up border security with the help of local law enforcement and military technology, impose tougher penalties for smuggling and re-entry, and end the "catch and release" policy for illegal non-Mexicans. It makes drunken driving convictions a deportable offense. The bill makes unlawful presence in the United States, currently a civil offense, a felony. An amendment to reduce the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor was defeated, with many Democrats voting against the proposal in protest over subjecting people who have overstayed their visas to any criminal charges. The House also voted 273-148 to end the diversity visa lottery program that's open to countries that send few immigrations to the United States. Opponents said it was susceptible to fraud and could be a way for terrorists to enter the country. On Thursday, the House approved an amendment calling for construction of a fence in parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The most sweeping provision of the House bill would require all employers in the country, more than 7 million, to submit Social Security numbers and other information to a national data base to verify the legal status of workers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups protested this provision as unworkable, while immigrant rights groups said some of the new penalties were draconian. By making it a crime to be present in the country illegally, said the National Immigration Forum, foreign students who drop a class or high tech workers who lose jobs and take too long to find a new employer sponsor would be subject to arrest. "A migratory reform that only addresses security will not resolve the bilateral immigration problem," Mexican President Vicente Fox's spokesman Ruben Aguilar said Friday. "It is indispensable to establish legal, secure and ordered migration. Our countrymen make an enormous contribution to the United States economy." But sponsors, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., insisted the bill was a needed step to restoring the integrity of U.S. borders and re-establishing respect for the law. The White House said in a statement that it strongly supported the House bill, adding that it "remains committed to comprehensive immigration reform, including a temporary worker program that avoids amnesty." ___ Associated Press writer Suzanne Gamboa contributed to this report. ___ On the Net: Information on the bill, H.R. 4437, can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You know .. things are just gonna spiral downhill from here. Put your head between your legs and kiss your a.s.s goodbye!
  8. In the era of Ahmadinejad, do Iran's youths offer a future of boom or bust? By N. Janardhan Commentary by Tuesday, December 13, 2005 Often the solution to a problem lies in converting the problem into a solution. Such an opportunity exists with Iran's youth, who make up 65 percent of the country's population. This could well be the ticking bomb that Iran fears for itself even as the rest of the world fears its alleged plans for nuclear weapons. But, just as the nuclear issue reflects a crisis that could blow out of proportion but also offers a glimmer of hope for Iran to return to the international mainstream, the same could be true of Iran's youth becoming the source of Iran's boom or bust in the years to come. When Iran's policymakers lowered the voting age to 16 after the 1979 Islamic revolution, they did not foresee that in two decades nearly two-thirds of the population would be young. Given the role of the young in the revolution and again in bringing Mohammed Khatami to power in the 1997 presidential elections, it is that constituency that requires utmost care to ensure political and social stability, as well as economic prosperity. Yet, it is this same section of the population that is most disgruntled, anxious and disillusioned today, in the face of an uncertain future. Many suggest the results of the June presidential elections were disastrous to the hopes of youth. But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory, won by a record margin of over 7 million votes, could also be interpreted as a triumph for youth because about 35 percent of the 46.7 million eligible voters belonged to the 15-30 age group. It appears they were unimpressed by all rhetoric except the promise to tackle poverty and unemployment. Currently, overall unemployment in Iran is about 16 percent, while unemployed women account for a staggering 21.2 percent. Of the 30 percent unemployed in the 15-30 age group, 34 percent are in the 15-19 and 16 percent in the 25-29 categories. A report commissioned by the Management and Planning Organization and the Iran Youth Organization at the end of 2004 predicted that if the annual unemployment rate held up, the jobless rate among the youth would reach 52 percent within two years. Currently, local universities turn out over 300,000 graduates a year and 800,000 youth enter the job market annually. While most of the jobless are classified as unskilled laborers with a high school education or lower, unemployment is also high among graduates, with nearly 10,000 doctors reportedly unemployed currently. Only about 300,000 new jobs are being created each year, so the new government will have to nearly triple job opportunities to meet this staggering number entering the market. In recent years, young Iranian graduates have been emigrating to developed countries in droves. According to the International Monetary Fund and UNESCO reports, Iran is first in emigration among 91 developing and developed countries, with more than 150,000 Iranians emigrating annually. Worse still, over 80 percent of Iranians studying in foreign universities don't return. Statistics also suggest that 120 out of 240 young Iranian intellectuals who were awarded prizes at scientific competitions in recent years have emigrated. This brain drain can be stemmed and relatively reversed only when the economy looks up. The task related to meeting the needs of the youth is difficult, especially when they are disenchanted with the reformists' inability to deliver on the promises of the last 8 years. But no one knows better than the conservatives that if discontented youths take to the streets en masse, they could undo any regime. In trying to improve the plight of the youth and the country, the Iranian leadership could take a cue from China - ease social and economic restrictions and strengthen yourself politically. The other demanding problems of Iranian society linked to the youth are combating nepotism and corruption, controlling inflation and combating drug addiction among over three million people. Economists suggest that answers to many of these ills lie in a growth rate of more than 6 percent per year. But, that's where the problem also lies. Iran, with about 131 billion barrels as proven reserves, the world's second largest after Saudi Arabia, will find it hard to diversify its economy, in which oil makes up 85 percent of exports. Further, the Iranian manufacturing sector is weak, with most raw materials and finished goods being imported. With Iran's GDP only a quarter of what it was in 1979, and with the needed investment for youth job creation estimated at over $120 billion, the new populist conservative government could view this section of the population as the most effective to work on to break with the past and rebuild the nation. Perhaps, it is the realization of youths' make-or-break potential that has led the new administration to make a attempting to launch an ambitious social spending program to quell discontent and create an environment of optimism - a $1.3 billion "love fund" targeting millions of low-income young couples currently unable to marry. Given the imperfect past and tense present of Iranian youth, Ahmadinejad's election emphasis on redistribution of wealth could hold the best hope for a perfect future. His popularity surge, from a reported 7 percent in the pre-election period to a stunning 62 percent at the election, could have well been a result of his motto: "It's possible and we can do it." More importantly, even a marginal success of Ahmadinejad's promise to fight corruption could be the best stimulant to revitalize the youth and Iran's growth prospects. Till then, the bomb ticks.
  9. ghormeh_sabzi

    First the bad news

    Oh joy! Isn't this just peachy.
  10. ghormeh_sabzi

    **How 2 propose a girl**

    That was absolutely lovely. However, I don't think that was a dream .. a little hint of what is to come perhaps, Keano jan? ;) Personally, I look forward to marriage
  11. Bush says Iran a 'real threat' WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday called Iran a "real threat" and lashed out at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over the country's nuclear program and calls for the destruction of Israel. "Iran's a real threat," Bush told Fox News in an interview in which he repeated his charge that Iran was part of an "axis of evil" along with North Korea and prewar Iraq. "I called it part of the 'axis of evil' for a reason," Bush said. "I'm concerned about a theocracy that has got little transparency, a country whose president has declared the destruction of Israel as part of their foreign policy, and a country that will not listen to the demands of the free world to get rid of its ambitions to have a nuclear weapon," Bush said in the interview. Ahmadinejad, a former Revolutionary Guardsman who was elected president in June, said Israel must be "wiped off the map" in October, provoking a diplomatic storm and stoking fears about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Earlier on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad triggered another wave of international condemnation when he declared the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, a myth. Washington accuses Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is only for generating electricity. In dealing with Iran, Bush said he continued "to work the diplomatic front," but that his objective was to "end tyranny." To Iran's leaders, Bush said, "I would hope they'd be wise enough to begin to listen to the people and allow the people to participate in their government."
  12. ghormeh_sabzi

    Love Poetry!

    Whatever happened to stop acceleration and let friction run its course?
  13. ghormeh_sabzi

    Post Your Car!!

    PWN3D !!! /You know it, baby!
  14. ghormeh_sabzi

    Who would u date from Bia2?

    Khanoomi, here's how I would describe Kenji's voice: A chocolate lover's dream come true: Imagine pouring intensely warm fudge syrup on a combination of three scoops of the richest vanilla icecream ever made by the hands of man, coupled with freshly baked three inch slab of brownies (with chopped hazelnuts). That is Kenji's voice.
  15. ghormeh_sabzi

    New Year's Eve is near...

    Michellica, please accept my sincerest condolences Requiescat in pace.