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:: 2005 27 February :: 7.44 pm

Somewhere out there,
Beneath the pale moon light
Someone's thinking of me
And loving me tonight.

Somwhere out there,
Someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another
In that big somewhere out there.

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullabye
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there
If Love will see us through
Than we'll be together
Somwhere out there, out where,
Dreams come true.

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:: 2005 27 February :: 10.45 am
:: Music: Goin' Crazy - Natalie

If I had to do a self portrait this is what it would look like right now.

Until I can be here......

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:: 2005 25 February :: 1.32 pm

Our Rant
Laurence: sometimes i'm scared that the government is tracking me because i'm calling the middle east
Laurence: like they think i'm in cahoots with terrorists or something
Laurence: especially with the patriot act and everything
Laurence: grrr
ME: yea exactly - isn't that horrible
Me: and today i bought some books about islam and a quran - because i told youssef i wanted to learn more
Me: and i was thinking, wow i wonder if they track this shit?
Laurence: they do!
Laurence: well, they do at libraries for sure
Me: so fucking stupid
Laurence: no kidding
Laurence: i'll have to keep my convos PG on the phone
Me: lol do you wonder if they can get your messages online too? i always wondered that
Me: i know when you go overseras they scan in your passport and have been told they have like GPS (i know they have GPS obviously) but can track wherever your passport goes
Laurence: yipes
Laurence: i know they can get emails
Laurence: and they track bank transactions
Laurence: not sure about IMs though
Me: that is so wrong
Laurence: i know
Laurence: it's scary as hell

A lovely Friday afternoon Convo.....

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:: 2005 23 February :: 11.27 am

The Secret Genocide Archive
The Secret Genocide Archive


Published: February 23, 2005

Genocide in Darfur

A closer look at the four photos from a secret archive gathered by African Union monitors.

Through October 2004, the genocide in Sudan had killed 100,000, but little had been done to stop the crisis.

Photos don't normally appear on this page. But it's time for all of us to look squarely at the victims of our indifference.

Read more..

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:: 2005 23 February :: 10.10 am

You sit there in oblivion, watching all the happy people pass you by. Watching them, touch and talk and laugh. You sit there and dream, and remember and wish. If they only knew how much their happiness hurt those whose love is so far away. Tonight, you'll lay down in your bed, the spot next to you empty and cold, and maybe you'll see them in your dreams. Life is so strange.

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:: 2005 22 February :: 6.49 pm

youssefmouttaki: what do i have to do for you to believe i love you

luv2kissu4hours: i know that you love me, i just worry that you will get tired of waiting for me

youssefmouttaki: you are my heart. have you ever heard of anyone living without their heart?

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:: 2005 21 February :: 9.24 pm

So I said the other day that I tried on wedding dresses. So, here's the picture of the dress. Read more..

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:: 2005 21 February :: 6.35 pm

Baby's boats a silver moon
Sailing in the sky
Sailing o'er a sea of sleep
While the stars float by

Sail baby sail
Out upon that sea
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me

Baby's fishing for a dream
Fishing far and near;
His line a silver moon beam is,
His bait a silver star.

Sail, baby sail,
Out upon that sea;
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me.

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:: 2005 15 February :: 9.30 pm

Some more quotes
These are for you Danielle - some quotes from the British International Conflict prof. Dr. Stephen Hill

He opened up his PowerPoint for the lecture when someone pointed out that he used a different template;

"I try to mix around the slide colors, sometimes I get flamboyant and throw a green one in."

We were discussing trade relationships and he was talking about Great Britains car industry and how BMW has taken over many of the factories that became private after the Thatcher era. He pointed out that even though Great Britain had fought two wars in 90 years against the Germans, the use of organizations lowers the threat;

"You introduce the WTO and EU and well we don't care about the Germans anymore."

Perhaps you know of Klemens von Metternick the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister in 1815, well this is what Dr.Hill says of his photo:
"Metternick -- looks a bit like a "fancy" boy doesn't he?"

In reference to the French revolution and it's deposing of Europe's monarchs;
"Here's Napoleonic France, chopping the heads off the monarchy."

His question was, "What do we do before the mid 19th century when a country is conquered?" His answer, " We cut up the countries like cheeses." Yes he said cheeses.

We were talking about the end of the 7 week war, when Prussia humiliated Austria-Hungary and it was time to divide up the country.
"Once von Bismark won the Seven Weeks War did he, go all the way to Vienna, say its part of Prussia now, thank you very much? No, like a good classical realist, he did not."

Hope you enjoy - more later

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:: 2005 14 February :: 9.15 am
:: Mood: sleepy

Yesterday I tried dresses.......

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:: 2005 12 February :: 10.14 am

Dresden riad still a raw nerve

At least 35,000 people died in the Allied firebombing raid on Dresden
Holger Apfel sits underneath a map of Germany showing its 1937 borders, including territories lost to Poland after the war.

Read more..

Tomorrow is the 60th anniversary of the Dresden attacks. I wonder if they'll acknowledge it here?? Doubtful.

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:: 2005 10 February :: 5.18 pm

For those of you who love a little sap in your lives I need to post part of this e-mail message - from the Moroccan lover (hbibi!)
"I want to tell you that my only dream is to be with you, anywhere, anytime. I am very happy because this is the first time I will spend Valentine's day with my only love in the world. I did not offer it to any girl in the past (yea sorry I'm trying to fix the grammar!) I want to celebrate it with you, all of my life. I can't live in this world without you beside me. I'll create the miracle to be with you."
Alright seriously guys - come on - how could you not gush over that? 36 more days until I see him. I am staying at his house, with his 7 sisters and his all I can do is laugh because I am going to be so completely clueless in this situation. First of all that many women should not live together-bad things could happen lol Secondly, yea English?? oh of course they don't speak english and me being the good ignorant american speak limited french and yea 6 words of arabic. Wow, it is going to be interesting. On a lighter note I'm bringing his nieces and nephews Play- Doh the staple of childhood. :)

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:: 2005 9 February :: 10.12 pm

We went and saw "Hotel Rwanda" tonight for my International Conflict class. I walked out feeling absolutely disgusted to be an American. Most of you will now that I am not the most patriotic American by far but this movie made me want to vomit. I don't understand how we could just not care. "Yes we've determined there have been cases of genocide in Rwanda" - that is one line the Press Secretary for the US says. How do you deem something a "case of genocide" and then fail to intervene? If you haven't seen this movie, go see it. People say it is the Schindler's List of Rwanda, it's so much more than that. I am in such shock right now that I can't write about it.

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:: 2005 8 March :: 6.40 pm

So we're about 2 weeks into the semester and I have a slightly crazy English professor. I decided I will share some of his best classroom comments with you.

"You get two people of different cultures together and they do two things; 1) start swapping words; 2) start having sex."

"Everyday conversation is an absolute miracle"

"Isn't that interesting" Which he repeats about 100 times per hour and fifteen minute class.

"100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 enough to make you want to drink a lot of beer."

This little quote is from my British professor of International Conflict - so picture it with the accent. We were talking about what the US says to other countries now that the world is uni-polar and we are the superpower:

"You tell the UK, Germany, and Russia you're going to do what you want. You don't like it....stuff it."

The semester continues. I had a college dems meeting tonight and was asked to help run a city council election campaign...hmmm let's see where I can add that in... I dunno.

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:: 2005 5 March :: 7.42 pm

I am so done. I am sick of being belittled and chastised for falling in love. I am sick of this riduclous drone about how leaving this country is going to endanger me and scar my child. I am sick of hearing how my parents plan to file a law suit so that I will be forced keep my child in this country. How ridiculous is this? I am almost 21 years old. I have a 1 year old child, I maintain a solid GPA and take 18 credits a semester and work at least 15 hours a week, and yet somehow this is not good enough for them to allow me to make my own decisions and choices about who I want to be with.

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