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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Where in the world?!


I've been keeping track of all the visitors from other countries who've been looking at my blog; in the past few months there were visits from the following countries:

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Yemen.

Many of them are just looking at images, mostly of various aerospace and motorcycle related items.

Anyway, speaking of where in the world, I was just up in New Hampshire last week for Laconia Bike Week:


Next week, I'll be off to the Caribbean again:

(Picture above from a previous trip)

And while I've been enjoying the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" that being an American affords me, people are fighting and dying in hopes of gaining their own freedom in Iran. I have been hoping for a revolution there for many years now; I really empathize with them. Of course, we shouldn't ever forget the true costs of revolution...in blood, death and suffering.

May God be with them in their struggle...

11 Comments:

Blogger Alan said...

Mousavi is really no different then Mahmoud as a matter of fact he is the one who started Iran's nuke program. I believe he organized the formation of Hamas which is an acronym in their language meaning "Islamic Resistance Movement" He was also deeply involved with the hostage crisis and good olé Jimmies screw up.

June 25, 2009 4:47 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Once the Mullahs' rabid dogs were set loose on the protestors, everyone could see that the candidates might not be much different, but the two sides are very clearly drawn.

This may be the spark for Revolution, but it may die as it did for the Chinese.

We can hope for better for the Iranians.

June 25, 2009 7:06 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

In theory, Mousavi may be no better than Ahmadinejad. But if he were to get into office now and acted the same way as Ahmadinejad, then he'd be facing his own protesters. If they were smart, then the leadership of Iran (present and future) would recognize that the people want change. They want fairness. They want more freedom. Repression is the wrong response.

June 25, 2009 10:00 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

God bless the Iranians who are fighting for a better life. Brave people...

And, on a completely different note...have a wonderful time on your cruise, Jack!! :-)

June 25, 2009 10:51 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Camo
You doing the Catamaran again?
Have fun take alot of pix

June 25, 2009 12:25 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Alan:
There must be some differences between the two candidates, or it's doubtful that there'd be such an uproar as there has been. I know that there have been a lot of unhappy Iranians, for a long time. Maybe even a little better beats the "same ol', same ol'" over there.

Oh, and yes to the catamaran question. I expect I'll take a bunch of pictures; I usually do.

benning:
We can definitely hope for better for the Iranians. A result like Tiananmen Square in China would be most unfortunate, though entirely possible, given the track record over there.

Hawkeye®:
The thing is, Ahmadinejad is merely a "mouthpiece" for the mullahs. If Mousavi is nothing but a different version of the same thing, then the people there will know it. I believe the protest is more against the mullahs than anything else.

Bunny:
The Iranian people (et al) have been in my prayers for a long time. Brave people indeed.

Thanks for the good wishes regarding my cruise, too...

June 25, 2009 6:24 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

i'm glad you're going to the Caribbean ,and not heading toward Hawaii. We certainly wouldn't want you running into the NK missile ship and starting World War 3. Not that you wouold do it on purpose ,but you sure wouldn't back down either.Have fun ,and wear your sun screen.

June 25, 2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

I hope for the Iranian people to secure their freedom, though I don't have much faith in their ability to do so. While they do have a young, modern, educated population, they are an Islamic Theocracy. 'Nuff said?

June 26, 2009 7:40 AM  
Blogger Island Girl TLA said...

Hi Camo!!! Have a great time on your journey!!! Im a diver and would love to be there right now. Best wishes for lots of fun!

June 26, 2009 8:54 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Freedom, a wonderful aspiration. Even better when conceived, fought for and won all on your (their) own, makes it a real accomplishment!

Have a safe and fun trip!

June 26, 2009 11:40 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

ELEVENTEEN!!! Haven't said that lately.

Barb:
My trips to Hawaii happen in the Winter, so no worries on that score.

Wearing sun screen is a good idea, thanks.

Beerme:
Iran is an Islamic Theocracy at the moment. That might change; I'm hoping it does.

Island Girl TLA:
Hello. It's been awhile, good to "hear" from you. Having a great time is definitely what I'm hoping for, although I am content to snorkel for the time being. One of these years I want to become a certified diver though, too.

boberin:
Freedom is a wonderful aspiration. I hear where you're coming from about the Iranians achieving it on their own, and I sincerely hope they do it.

As for the trip, I can't wait... :-)

June 26, 2009 1:50 PM  

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