Tuesday World Blog Roundup

Iranian presidential candidate Dr. Mostafa Moeen recently met with bloggers. (Moeen also has his own blog in Persian.)

Adventures of Mr. Behi has a detailed account – in English! – of the meeting. If you click through nothing else on this post today, click through to that.

Omid of the Iranian Prospect also shares his own brief impressions of the meeting.

Yasser of Under Underground also supports Moeen, though he's not optimistic of victory because he says “media in Iran boycotts him.” (Fence photo by Yasser in Iran, a 21-year old student.)

A Free Writer seeks online donations to teach internet skills to high school students.

Free Iraqi on mass graves.

Iraq the Model reports on the post-Saddam revival of cultural forums (scroll down to the bottom if the post doesn't appear near the top of your screen).

Neurotic Iraqi Wife has a crazy dream about Martyrdom.

Rafah Pundits Radio rounds up various links to “various bits of chatter about the delaying of the Disengagement” by Israeli troops from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.

Bethlehem Bloggers has a post mortem (writen Saturday) on last week's local elections.

Israellycool has a post on female members of the Israeli Defense Forces who ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Elsewhere in the Middle East..

Beirut Spring comments on upcoming elections in Lebanon.

Desert Girl on Kuwait tells “the truth” about married men in Kuwait. You may be a little scandalized…

Sokwanele describes the mysterious death of a woman's son in Zimbabwe. Nobody can say why he died and he was healthy a few days ago.

African Bullets & Honey posts confessions of a middle-class Kenyan followed by response to strong reader reaction.

Music: one of AB&H's readers points to this Swahili/English rap band.

East Asia:
Japundit exposes Japan's hottest blogging trend: Erogs. That's shorthand for “erotic blogs.”

Tokyo Times has pix of an odd street performance which the police did not appreciate.

Fjordman in Sweden Norway (sorry, Fjordman) reports on a looming Scandinavian reindeer war.

Note: Due to limited time and resources, these roundups are not always as thorough and complete as we'd like them to be. Hopefully we'll get better as more people get involved. Your understanding and help are much appreciated!


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  • ‘m really not sure how to word this, but I would like to create a web site asking for donations. I am trying to go to a school in Mexico called ITTO in January, and then I, or my plan is to go to the Ukraine Karkov where I am guaranteed a job teaching English. I have 2 degrees.
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    Graduated: May-93
    Bachelor of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    Graduated: May-95
    However, you can tell they are old and I never had the opportunity to teach due to caring for a family member for 11 years. In 1998 I was involved in a car wreck and lost a lot of memory, and I am very passionate about teaching, but due to injuries and health care here I am stuck and not find work that I can do longer than a day or week. That is physical work, because I have no experience teaching just meaningless degrees, but if I had the money to go to Guadalajara Mexico to ITTO they have schools all over for tefl, and tesol, and in Feb,or as late as April I have a job In the Ukraine. The school in Mexico starts January 2nd to the 27 and the school in Ukraine would really like me there early to learn the culture, and see the school they built.
    So is it possible to start a web site asking for donation to teach underprivileged children, and adults who wish to better their live and start to communicate with the western world and give there kids opportunities to go to universities her USA. in the Ukraine they have nothing.
    Well do you this is possible, if so how much would it cost, or if you have any advice I would greatly be appreciative.
    Thank you so much for any help
    Your friend
    This is not a scam I can give you all the info you need, but briefly the INTO school is 1400.00US the TEYL to teach young learners is 295.00 Housing is 400.US but the owner is trying to find a host family that is cheaper and includes meals I think the plane ticket is 1066.US dollars, and for your the Ukraine school I see a plane ticket for that time at 3200 they will also put in a host family for a month, but rent in bad part of town is 250.00 to 360.00 not fond of cockroaches:)) but a decent apartment, or as they say flat is 500, and the school is just starting out. Part owner Austin said he could get me students for 5 dollars as session to start, and may be some private tutoring to help with expensive. So without food, electricity, and necessities I’m already looking at roughly 7000.00 I would like to earn 15000, that would help cover rent,and if you can help, anything after 150000 you can keep as a charity for helping me better the lives of others and other people. AND I CAN PROVE ALL OF THIS, or check it out on the internet. OH!! the school in Ukraine is 400 now until they get going then that will cost I believe 2200, but if I can raise 15000, and if you can help and not charge me for your services you can keep what ever you mange to get donated after that, and it really is for a good cause. Please if you don’t believe me to a little research, and you’ll see the hopelessness, because they believe America has everything, and to learn English fills there heart and gives them hope.
    Again thank you
    God Bless
    Your Friend William

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