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Unrelatedthings Unrelatedthings (@Unrelatedthings) on Pinned comment
This is extremely insightful and gave me a new perspective on what motivates Americans collectively and why.

Thank You
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Unrelatedthings Unrelatedthings (@Unrelatedthings) on Pinned comment
The internment of children and families that is Trump's immigration policy is wholly consistent with Republican "Family Values"

"Family Values" was always about denying "other people" freedom.

Denying women the right to abortion
Denying gays and lesbians the right to marry
Denying youth access to music, games, movies
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Yes, yes and yes!
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
The two-party system is at the root of the problem and until you can reform the system, the cycle of madness will continue...and may get even worse.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Are we still at the stage of questioning US complicity?

Without American involvement the operation wouldn't have happened. Plain and simple.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Imperial powers will do what imperial powers have always done. Try to control the whole goddamn world. It's nothing new, and if we are realistic we should not expect it to change. The game of empire goes on. And yes, the Europeans are Trump's poodles, and it's their own fault for repeatedly going to war with each other and nearly destroying the whole world twice in the last hundred years. They deserved to lose their sovereignty to America, and guess what? They haven't had another world war since. The Euro babies might kick and scream but America is a necessary stabiliser for Europe.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
More Canadians and Americans prefer Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stance on trade policies compared with the position backed by President Donald Trump, according to recent Ipsos polls for Global News in Canada and Reuters.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"Although Trump did not create these disasters, their downward spiral demonstrates an absence of American diplomacy and signals an ineffectual, even bankrupt, Trumpian policy toward the Middle East."

Yeah. Trump didn't create any of these disasters.
Don't tell me something similar wouldn't have happened had HC won the election.
This is just more Trump bashing.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Excellent article/observations.

"The myth of competition. If it’s every person for themselves, if I cannot rely on you, then what is the only thing left that we can do? Compete."

Indeed. The capitalist class, architects of the new economy, are selling us on all the wonderful benefits of their 'gig economy', which as far as I'm concerned amounts to coldheartedly/cruelly saying: 'best of luck mate, every person for himself.' Mainstream media seldom reports it as such, but the gig economy is a big 'fuck you' to all of us as most of these gigs provide inadequate to no labor laws, no minimum wage, no benefits, no job security & little to no regulation(s). If this is the best that we can offer workers, we're in a world of hurt.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
“I just want to say one thing,” De Niro said from the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, before introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen. “Fuck Trump. It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump.”
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Firstly, I'm sure there are no regrets in Team Trump about nixing the JCPOA. If they were the type to worry like that, they wouldn't have done it. They. Don't. Care.

Secondly, NK is a very different situation to Iran. For starters, NK already has nukes, whereas Iran doesn't. This is stating the obvious.

Moreover, geopolitically, the NK situation is very different. I'd argue NK is far less important than Iran. NK was important in the Cold War when the US was desperately trying to stop the spread of communism, but not so anymore.

"Making matters somewhat easier is the fact that North Korean troublemaking beyond its borders is fairly modest, at least as compared to Iran’s multiple interventions across the Middle East, a region of far more political interest to Washington than East Asia."

Exactly. Iran is engaged in quasi imperial activities throughout the middle east, and it is one of the largest reserves of oil and gas, two factors which make Iran a major issue for the US but are not relevant to NK.

Sure they will take what they can get with NK, but compared to Iran it is basically a sideshow.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Follow the money. Electoral politics, politicians and in particular our foreign policy have for far too long been for sale. While there are some subtle shifts, such as the growing number of potential presidential candidates vowing to no longer accept donations from corporate PACs, the democratic process continues to be hijacked by a Machiavellian version of democracy that is controlled by big money.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The POTUS is basically an elected king. The whole structure is still based on the British parliamentary monarchical system, with two houses in the legislature, the judiciary and the executive, and English law.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
What an idiot! And yet honest in assessing Trump's policy of inciting conflict
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Hello. So your conclusion based on living in NY and following the news is that a goof number of Jewish supporter of Trump is a closet Nazi? So with that logic does that make a good number of Iranian American or Muslim supporters of Trump Nazis as well or is that label solely reserved for the one group targeted during the Holocaust? What about those in the US with Italian, Hungarian, Japanese, German, Romanian backgrounds who made up the axis powers? If supportive of Trump they are closet Nazis as well? It's one thing to call people bigots but to so sloppily slap a Nazi label on Jews is feckless.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
The message is clear: Don’t even think one second that because we have torn your country apart, exploited every bit of your natural resources and supported your corrupt regimes we will admit you to the US.
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Unrelatedthings Unrelatedthings (@Unrelatedthings) on Pinned comment
“Together there is nothing Americans can't do, absolutely nothing," Trump told 2018 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trump seems to be channeling Bernie Sanders here who ends many speeches with “Together, there is nothing, nothing, nothing we cannot do.”

Both are right. But the problem is Trump is pulling us apart, so we cannot accomplish these things, instead of bringing us together.
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