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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
As a result of the Trump Administration racist policies no group of people, beside the ones who are trying to seek asylum in the United States, are hurt more than the Iranian people in general and the Iranian-Americans in particular.
Yes it's been a shock to all, there's a time to be shocked by the unforeseen happenings and then there's also a time to shake off the blows and start acting.
All politics are local.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
His own account should be the first to go.
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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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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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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
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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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
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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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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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Who is the John, who is the pimp, who are the whores?
Who pays, who gets paid?
'ladies line up! our customers have arrived' announces the pimp. Whores stand up and make a line with smile on their faces.
Rich Arab boy and the Jew boy smile back.
Who is the john, who is the pimp, who are the whores.
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MikeBoogey Mike (@MikeBoogey) on Pinned comment
You want reach? Pay up!
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Thanx for sharing the article.
This is a compelling study of high-tech, large-scale manipulation.
Especially useful is its description of how "tools of algorithmic engagement skew our reality."
In the past few years perhaps no one has paid more attention to the utterly destructive role of Algorithms in our daily lives than Cathy O'Neil.

Couple of days ago she had an article about it in the Guardian:

How can we stop algorithms telling lies?
toptopic.com/posts/how-can-we-stop-algorithms-telling-lies-53012

And her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" treats the subject in great, depressing details!

"Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"
books.google.com/books?id=CxD-DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Is Toptopic & IC participating in this action?
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) on Pinned comment
Leslie Moonves on Donald Trump: "It May Not Be Good for America, but It's Damn Good for CBS"

www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leslie-moonves-donald-trump-may-871464
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