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2009 June 21 — Why Now?
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Zombie Voters In Iran

In his Friday address Supreme Leader Ali Khamenie said:

People know it and some supporters of some candidates should rest assured that the Islamic Republic does not betray votes of the people. (Chants of slogan, God is great)

The legal structures for elections in our country do not leave us room for vote-rigging. Anyone who is involved in elections will know this. And they talk about a difference of 11 million votes?

Sometimes the difference is 100,000, 500,000 or even 1 million. In that case, one could say that there might have been vote-rigging, but how can they rig 11 million votes? (Chants of slogan, God is great)

It turns that people are actually working on how they did it, and have already found about 3 million votes that should not have been counted.

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June 21, 2009   3 Comments

Tehran Overnight

The protests in Iran are continuing despite the increasingly repressive actions by the security forces.

From the BBC: ‘Ten killed’ in Iran clashes – state TV

At least 10 people were killed when police clashed with “terrorists” in Tehran on Saturday, state TV says.

The official reports, which cannot be confirmed, accuse “rioters” of setting two petrol stations and a mosque ablaze in protest at a disputed poll result.

State media also said family members of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani – a powerful opponent of the re-elected president – were arrested during the protests.

Meanwhile Iran has ordered the BBC’s Jon Leyne out of the country.

“With regret, we can confirm that Jon Leyne, the BBC’s permanent correspondent in Tehran has been asked to leave by the Iranian authorities. The BBC office remains open,” a BBC statement said.

Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday its Tehran office, which was closed by the Iranian authorities a week ago, had been ordered to stay shut indefinitely for “unfair reporting” of the 19 [sic] June election.

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June 21, 2009   4 Comments


Today at 12:45AM [CDT] is the Summer Solstice, technically considered the “first day of Summer”, but the mid Summer by much of Europe.

Many Wiccans celebrate the day as Litha, while computer programmers honor their predecessors, the druids, who build the first solid-state computing devices, the megaliths, like Stonehenge.

The Slavs celebrate St. John’s Night, Иван Купала [Ivan Kupala], the battle between the White god [Белобог – Belobog] and the Black god [Чёрнобог – Chyornobog] for control of the Sun. The Black god always wins and the night begins to expand.

The sound track to the battle is Иванова Ночь на Лысой Горе [Night on Bald Mountain ] [YouTube] by Модест Петрович Мусоргский [Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky], which everyone should play very loudly.

Via Andante from some time ago, I ran across Archaeoastronomy which tracks all of the important solar events.

June 21, 2009   2 Comments