I have returned…

by Nathan Hamm on 3/6/2005 · 2 comments

and, let me just say, if there is a finer city than Portland, Oregon on this planet, I’ve not heard of it. Amidst all the work, I finally got a chance to meet Michael Totten, who, as one would expect, is a blast to talk to.

I’ll slowly be getting back up to speed, but, I hear there’s been doin’s a transpirin’ while I was away.

Tim Russo emailed to let me know about the developing situation in Azerbaijan. Without having read too many of the details, I can say on a general level that I hope this presents the Bush administration with an opportunity to make amends for its less than stellar handling of the post-election situation in Azerbaijan in 2003. EurasiaNet has more.

I see that people are still taking to the streets in Kyrgyzstan. Something tells me it will be a long summer for Akayev.

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Robert March 7, 2005 at 2:14 am

Welcome back Nathan! There is definitely something about the nightlife in Portland that is indescribable — you know, the bleached-haired transvestites and cars that look like gothic cathedrals. Yes, Portland is an interesting city!

student March 7, 2005 at 4:45 am

Yes, welcome back Nathan! I see you enjoyed your stay in Oregon. Great! I wish to visit Portland too. Do you remember that you showed the pictures of beautiful Oregon about 4-5 years ago:) Yeah, maybe I will go to Oregon some day in the future.
Ok, I am back to “Har Kungi Amerika” again. The country report of US Department of State about human rights made me write about it. I haven’t written anything about it yet. But soon I will try to translate it into Uzbek. Maybe it will help to “inspire” them. I mean it’s time to wake up and go forward to democracy. am i right? Peace…;)

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