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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thanks for posting. Topics that corporate media are not interested in.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Thank you for sharing this, especially coverage of US withdrawal from the Iran-deal and how Democratic lawmakers have foolishly contributed to the current situation. For those interested, fast forward to the 7:40 mark.
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Shaft1963 Shaft1963 (@Shaft1963) on Pinned comment
Tell me this... What the heck would Saudi Arabia know about Democracy and or the protection thereof? This is a nightmare not a solution... The Blind Leading the Blind!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
No one should be surprised. This has been going on for quite some time.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
The civilized Western powers announced their disapprovals of the Palestinians 'dying' and shipped more money, ammunition and political support to Israel.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
There is a possibility that those thousands who go to the border with Israel every Friday, there is a possibility, that they know they may die like the Vietnamese monks burning themselves to wake people up 'look what they are doing to us!'
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Actually, Michelle Wolf was very polite talking about this degenerate gang of racist bullies occupying White House.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Mainstream media is morally bankrupt. In addition to the deliberate misreporting of the protests in Gaza, the major networks/outlets largely ignore reporting on the worst humanitarian crisis in the world; Yemen.

Some 10,000+ civilians are dead, 17 million more are in crisis or emergency water & food situations according to the World Food Program. Also, The World Health Organization estimates that 14.8 million people lack access to basic health care.

The lack of media coverage/interest on the human suffering and daily Saudi bombing by America's ally & leading arms client is nauseating.

From a recent article I bookmarked: "They (media) give themselves the right to judge about good and evil, morality and immorality and even about right and wrong. But despite that their pointer fingers are just a clever staged diversionary tactic, which serves the true interests of the involved governments and the multinational corporations behind them."

Below is Google search data displaying the disparity of global interest for events in Syria vs those in Yemen.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Would anyone other than a snake "think it's a good idea" for a government to block women's expressions & free speech?
And openly boost about it too, especially on March 8th?
By now we should all know exactly what kind of snakes we're dealing with?
The initials for these snakes are CB.
Enough said.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
"They told of reporters covering beats such as science, culture, and foreign affairs being judged not on their work’s merit but on their ability to meet targets of 500,000 or 1 million page views per month." Well, go figure...click-bait. Helps explain why their Iran coverage has suddenly turned noticeably more hawkish.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
There's also an extensive choice from alternative, grassroots based media, such as Democracy Now, The Real News Network, Independent Media Centers,..
Corporate media conglomerates have traditionally dominated the scene.
However with the rise of Social Media we're facing a hitherto unseen phenomena in which fake news is increasingly playing a prominent role, leading some countries to banning and subjecting it to fines & legal action.
Advanced technology also makes for advanced conundrums!
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Facebook recently sunset the mirroring feature from their popular comment plugin that major publishers like HuffPo, TheHill, Buzzfeed and others use. So now, publishers using this plugin can no longer sync/display all comments made on links posted to their Facebook brand page and on the original article published on their site. The unification of comments made for richer conversations and generated greater activity, both on the article (publisher site) and on the brand page. *sigh* And yet another Facebook move that hurts publishers.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Dear friends

Something incredible just happened in the fight to save net neutrality.

A Senate bill that would overrule the FCC and save net neutrality gained enough cosponsors to force a vote on the Senate floor. And yesterday, Senator Susan Collins became the first Republican member of Congress to pledge to vote to overturn the FCC’s decision.

This is huge and proof that your voice is being heard. That’s why it’s so important that you make a phone call to your senators right now. Click here.

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The bill is called The Congressional Review Act (CRA) and would give elected officials 60 legislative days to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality with a simple majority vote in the Senate and House. Now that a vote in the Senate is guaranteed, your senators need to hear from constituents to show them how important keeping the internet open and free from censorship is to you.

Your voice matters. The CRA now has 40 cosponsors, 10 of which came on in the last two days. And the support of Senators Susan Collins and Angus King (an Independent) show that bipartisan support is building and Congress is listening.

The Congressional Review Act will need 51 votes to pass the Senate and take the fight to the House. Use this easy call tool to contact your lawmakers right now!

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Thank you,

Jonathan Perri
Director, Campaigns and Partnerships
Twitter: @_jonperri



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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Nicely stated by TechCrunch columnist Taylor Hatmaker:

"If you’re still using Twitter, you probably won’t be surprised by the fact that the company retains its right to impose its own rules selectively — after all, it’s been doing so for years. Calling for Twitter to take an ideological stand in order to prevent a social media-spurred international nuclear conflict is a nice thought, but considering how deeply committed tech companies are to the illusion of neutrality — which happens to dovetail nicely with the spineless art of self-preservation — it’s not a very realistic one."
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
An engaging take on why we ought to treat reading news with lots of caution.
Also a compelling comparison between overabundant food (and the subsequent problems; obesity, diabetes,..) and the ever flowing news stream, we're faced with 24/7.

The author cites these ten reasons:

News kills creativity
News makes us passive
News wastes time
News works like a drug
News inhibits thinking
News increases cognitive errors
News is toxic to your body
News has no explanatory power
News is irrelevant
News misleads

What do you think?

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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Power to women and African-Americans.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
With Jones winning it's refreshing (and a relief) to see that fellow Americans, across political affiliations, are willing to draw a line in the sand and say 'enough is enough'. I know it's 'Bama and the deep south, but good grief, it's still crazy that the results were even that close. I digress.

Standards such as ethics and integrity should absolutely matter when electing public officials; and equally so for those already in office. We've long had too low a bar for our elected public officials (largely b/c of apathy). Here in the US it's especially true that you get the government you deserve--all the more reason to get involved and hold public servants accountable.
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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to realDonaldTrump (@realDonaldTrump) on Pinned comment
Oh, dear mister prezident that's nothing.
Just wait till mister Muller and his team start questioning mister Kushner and you based on jeneral Flynn's testimonies, then you'll wish you had never entered the white house, or maybe you wish you had a probe, instead of answering to Muller's questions. Or both!

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realDonaldTrump realDonaldTrump (@realDonaldTrump) on Pinned comment
longest 11 minutes of my life
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