Homework left for today: read twenty pages of short story and study for Physics test. Doesn’t seem like that much. Will be getting my haircut tomorrow; yay, I think my hair is a bit too long. Decent day, but damn the days have been going by really slowly lately. I’m a bit pissed off that I have a meeting on Wednesday and won’t be able to play with my basketball team, but at least we get to play also on Thursday. So, umm, looking forward to going Kobe on this Team Sexy. Eleven more days until the Valentine’s date dance, and I’m not sure if I want to go. I don’t feel all that excited for it. Meh. Got an A+ on my calculus test, and I think I did well on my Spanish test today. Finally submitted the FAFSA, even though I started it about four days after New Year’s. 14 more class days until winter break!
Meh, this weekend has been meh. The freshman retreat today was fun though. We made ice cream with liquid nitrogen, and played football. And showed our feelings haha. The burritos was delicious too. Some of the freshmen in my group annoyed me too much. Luckily, my assistant was there to keep me from expressing my feelings towards that guy. “Feelings” here meaning smacking him a coupe times. It was still a decent experience. I am glad I completed my high school goal of helping out freshmen in some way before I graduate, just like my big bros did for me freshman year. I’m a little glad that I’m done with all my duties though, so I can relax a little bit more. Just three more weeks until winter break.
“To all the people of world”
Alicia Ali Marsden
To all the people of world
The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the internet are completely blocked in Egypt. Tomorrow the government will block the 3 mobile phone network will be completely blocked.
And there is news that even the phone landlines will be cut tomorrow, to prevent any news agency from following what will happen.
Suez city is already under siege now. The government cut the water supply and electricity, people, including, children and elderly are suffering there now. The patients in hospitals cannot get urgent medical care. The injured protesters are lying in the streets and the riot police are preventing people from helping them. The families of the killed protesters cannot get the bodies of their sons to bury them. This picture is the same in north Saini (El-Sheikh zoyad city) and in western Egypt (Al-salom). The riot police is cracking down on protesters in Ismailia, Alexandria, Fayoum, Shbin Elkoum, and Cairo, the capital, in many neighborhoods across the city.
The government is preparing to crackdown on the protesters in all Egyptian cities. They are using tear gas bombs, rubber and plastic pullets, chemicals like dilutes mustard gas against protesters. Several protesters today have been killed when the armored vehicles of the riot police hit them. Officials in plain clothes carrying blades and knives used to intimidate protesters. Thugs deployed by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior are roaming the streets of Cairo, setting fire on car-wheels as means of black propaganda to demonize protesters and justify police beatings and state torture
All this has been taken place over the past three days during the peaceful demonstrations in Cairo and other cities. Now, with the suspicious silence of the local media and the lack of coverage from the international media, Mubarak and his gang are blocking all the channels that can tell the world about what is happening.
People who call for their freedom need your support and help. Will you give them a hand?
The activists are flooding the net (youtube and other sites) with thousands of pictures and videos showing the riot police firing on armless people. The police started to use ammunition against protesters. 15-year old girl has been injured and another 25 year old man has been shot in the mouth. While nothing of these has appeared in the media, there is more to happen tomorrow. Will you keep silent? Will you keep your mouth shut while seeing all these cruelty and inhumane actions?
We don’t ask for much, just broadcast what is happening
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this is fucking terrifying. why is no one helping them.
… Cool boys and their friends
… Cool girls and their friends
… You and your friends
So I was showing my grandfather some pictures of the protesters and cars on fire and stuff in Egypt, and I asked him what he thought about it. He said it was no big deal. He said this was typical and common in Vietnam. And I thought “holy shit, is that even possible.” I guess now that I think about it, it might’ve been possible. But damn, I had to actually think about it and try to imagine it, while it happens in Egypt and Tunisia and Sudan every single day. I just feel so fortunate that I get to grow up in a country without any major violence happening every day.
I’ve just realized that I’ll be missing the Lakers game tomorrow. Damn freshman retreat!