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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Hillary Clinton's positions in regards to Iran and Palestinians makes me wanna puke, at the same time, Donald Trump's positions about Iran and Palestinians makes me wanna puke and laugh in despair..
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lizzy lizzy (@lizzy) on Pinned comment
As usual Noam tells it like it is:

"Why are there any settlements? The settlements are totally illegal. That’s been determined by the highest authorities: Security Council, International Court of Justice, Red Cross, ministers of the Geneva Conventions. There’s simply no question about their legality. At one point, the U.S. also agreed that they were illegal. Now they just say it’s an obstacle to peace. So—and the same is true of the disproportionate response."
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SpunkyThee8th Spunky Thee 8th (@SpunkyThee8th) replied to lizzy (@lizzy) on Pinned comment
It wasn't long ago that we learned how poorly the outcome of a three horse race can be. I fear this one will be even worse and dictator Trump will harm millions. :(
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lizzy lizzy (@lizzy) on Pinned comment
Bernie should run as an Independent and the anti-Trump Republicans should pencil in their preferred establishment candidate. At that point I will begin to feel better about our Democratic system. Who needs to watch Game of Thrones if we end up with a Bernie/Hillary/Donald/Ted (or Paul) face-off?
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Yeah - they had an internal guideline that any amber(yellow) duration of less than 3 seconds was thrown out, due to vagaries in consistency of light control infrastructure. They bent that standard down to maximize profits - local government running like our corporations, without regard for benefit to the community around them.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
At face it seems hard to believe tenths of a second could have such an impact. On second thought it is so common to go through a yellow, rather than stop, that it doesn't seem all that far fetched.

Wow...
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leyla leyla (@leyla) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
Now that's some good ole' fashioned journalism by the Chicago Tribune!
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
Unreal - they trimmed tenths off of a second from their yellow lights, system-wide, and made 8 million more in ticket revenue over 6 months. Local government profiteering from their citizens - business as usual in the US we're now living in.
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Below are some of Larry Wilmore's jokes from last night. My favorite was:

“There are so many rich, powerful people in this room. It's so nice to finally match the names to the faces of the people in the Panama Papers."

It was amazing to see how fast all the grin was gone!

Larry Wilmore's best jokes from the White House Correspondents' Dinner
www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/04/30/larry-wilmores-best-jokes-white-house-correspondents-dinner/83773970/
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
SOME by Daniel Berrigan




Some –
(to the Plowshares 8, with love)
by Daniel Berrigan

Some stood up once, and sat down.
Some walked a mile, and walked away.

Some stood up twice, then sat down.
“It’s too much,” they cried.
Some walked two miles, then walked away.
“I’ve had it,” they cried,

Some stood and stood and stood.
They were taken for fools,
they were taken for being taken in.

Some walked and walked and walked –
they walked the earth,
they walked the waters,
they walked the air.

“Why do you stand?” they were asked, and
“Why do you walk?”

“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
“Because of the bread,”

“Because the cause is
the heart’s beat, and
the children born, and
the risen bread.”

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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Or you could put it differently as
"Which one would damage Americans less? the regular Americans like students, housewives, career women, fathers, soldiers.."
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Even Hollywood couldn't have come up with this entertaining 'Disaster Movie'.
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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) replied to Amir (@AmirJaan) on Pinned comment
Hahaha! A%%holes being a$$holes to each other. Republicans are great theatre.
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AmirJaan Amir (@AmirJaan) on Pinned comment
What makes this so funny is that Boehner who himself is a 'miserable son of a b----' is calling someone else that. LOL. I love that he's egging Cruz on!
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
You're very welcome, you also point to the ultimate dilemma:
How to maintain the progressive momentum after elections and force elected official to follow it.
There was a very lively exchange on the comment section of this piece on JC's site.
Many readers thought JC was being too optimistic, and a few were pointing out that short of persistent direct action on the streets nothing will get done.
It's worth remembering that without "Occupy Wall St." movement of 2011 Bernie Sanders might not have had such an extended audience.
And also how the entire Occupy movement itself was the child of "the Battle of Seattle" going back to 1999.
A steady progression and continuity of direct action might be the only path forward.

Direct action causes power shifts.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I really enjoy reading JC's articles/opinions, so thank you @ChamoshChamoshvnd for regularly sharing them on TT.

"The trick for the left will be to find ways of tying her down and making sure she can’t swing back to the center-right of the party after the July convention." How exactly can one do that? During election season politicians promise us everything under the sun as a means to gain support/votes, and once elected they typically ignore most of their promises and slide back to their comfort zone. Given that you can't take most of them at their word when their shifting positions on the fly, wouldn't it be great if promises made on the campaign trail could be binding?
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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
Fortunately there are many community based anti-war organizations and networks in America that hopefully will keep warmongers in check.
Among these are: "US Labor Against War","Code Pink", "Voices in the Wilderness", "United for Peace and Justice" just to name a few.
What is even more interesting is how these anti-war Americans have demonstrated more solidarity and done more activism on behalf of Iranian peace and labour activists (especially incarcerated labor activists) inside Iran than "our" self-proclaimed, so called "community organization."
Isn't ironic how these progressive American groups have established and maintained contacts with Iranian activists inside Iran, despite all difficulties and obstacles, but "our" self-proclaimed, so called "community organization" can't even do that?
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
What's wrong with that, at least as far the armchair starbucks sipping 'revolutionaries' on this website are concerned.
She'll start new sanctions against Iran to overthrow the Iranian government or just bombs the hell of them.
And Iranians will live happily everafter like the Syrians, Iraqis, Libyans, etc, etc.
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MichaelMars MichaelMars (@MichaelMars) on Pinned comment
These Kochs are such losers. Trump has sidelined all the wealthy donors that historically placed financial bets on one or more establishment candidate in an attempt to sway the elections. Trump doesn't need their damn money and he can't bought by these goons. So yea, go on and support Hillary you loser.
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