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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Hilarious, tragic and sobering at the same time!
The 15th president's entry is very colorful.
Eisenhower's entry should be interesting for all Iranians.

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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Sen. Gillibrand rankeling Democrats is a wonderful thing. They sure need lots & lots of it
More power to her.
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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Fatmeh komando scums have always been, currently are and will forever be the epitome of psychotic Schizophrenic zombies.
Always in need of reminder what kind of total losers they are.
Fatmeh komandos scums ought to get ready for their community service, cleaning up the restrooms of Glatt Kosher restaurants in and around Stanford.
It shall be a cathartic and therapeutic experience.
Enjoy the aroma!

Keep coming back, you'll get the same treatment, over and over and over....until it sinks in, in that schizophrenic psychotic zombie void between your ears.
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ayatoilet ayatoilet (@ayatoilet) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Friedman dropped in my eyes when he wrote a paid piece promoting MBS and Saudi Arabia. It turned out he was a whore after all! Stopped reading or watching anything he was involved in. This article is a re-post, I did not write it, but agree with the conclusion. Chamosh, don't denigrate anyone beliefs - be it worshiping cows or Muhammad. DO denigrate the people that place themselves as exclusive agents for god - like realtors to a mansion in the sky! People are entitled to believe anything - you must respect that. People are NOT entitled to having a monopoly on wisdom (like priests, ayatoilets etc). Be humble, my friend. Be respectful, my friend. And above all, nothing should stand between you and your dreams, faiths, and happiness. (Having said this, I have to tell you I got really frustrated when I was in Goa, India, and there was a traffic jam on the highway, cause a few cows drifted on the road, and backed up traffic and no one would move them away!! But I was respectful! People can believe anything they want to believe - just don't fob it off on me or anyone else. Religion is a personal thing.)
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Since when Thomas Friedman became a ‘very smart person?’
This illiterate moron used to write in NY Times about how Iranian people are a bunch of suckers, because they keep paying taxes to mullahs. Number of us wrote to Times about how Islamic Republic of Hell is a ‘Rentier State’ and as such it relies on the revenues generated by export of Oil (the Oil Rent) and does not depend on collection of taxes from the masses.
NY Times never apologized for publishing such insulting garbage about Iranian people, but I’m sure Mr. Friedman and his editors found out who the real suckers are: Them.

As far as Islam’s need for drastic change, call it a ‘Reformation’ a ‘Renaissance’ a ‘Reorientation’ whatever you like, the problem goes back to the heart of Islam and its sustaining myths and the dogmas that have preserved it for the past 1400 years.

According to Adonis, the great Syrian poet, Islam is based on three dogmas:
1) Mohamad is the last prophet and messenger from god.
2) Koran is the word of god.
3) Nothing that Mohmad has said could be doubted or repudiated.
Based on such an illogical ‘rationality’ Islam will always remain backward and in a constant state of schizophrenia in its dealing with the Modern World.

There’s also this other book by Dayush Saheyagn “Cultural Schizophrenia” which discusses the issues of incommensurability between Islamic dogmas and the modern world in detail.

Cultural Schizophrenia: Islamic Societies Confronting the West

Professor Daryush Shayegan's book is a major contribution to what is perhaps the most critical debate within the Muslim world today: the relationship between its own culture and the influence of Western modernity. Based on examples ranging from Iran to Morocco, the author portrays a society he defines as peripheral - bound by a slavish adherence to its own glorified history, its "Tradition" - yet facing an external reality that derives from the West. The meeting of these two incompatible worlds leads to a profound distortion not only in how the Muslim world sees the West but, more importantly, in how it sees itself. Shayegan draws on a vast range of cultural experiences (from China and Japan to India and Latin America) in analyzing the type of mentality that is chained to its history. Sources as diverse as Jung and Octavio Paz widen the scope of this illuminating text.

books.google.com/books/about/Cultural_Schizophrenia.html?id=EKmws3uvj6YC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) replied to ayatoilet (@ayatoilet) on Pinned comment
That 'article' was nothing more than pay for placement advertising.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
In 3 to 4 inch heels no less. Go Nancy! 👠
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Yasmin Radjy. First time I've heard her name. More power to her and NIAC for being there for her.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I am humbled by her courage dedication and strength.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
I suspect that we will all be hearing more from her. Articulate, passionate, sharp and gets sh*t done.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Way to go Yas!! Got to know her when she worked as NIAC's Community Outreach Director. Super sharp. "Democrat. Co-Founder of Resistance School created by Harvard graduate students aimed at countering President Trump’s agenda. Radjy serves also as a Director of organizing and training at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action."
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Yes, absolutely unprecedented and cause for optimism. Corporate dollars have long been integral to a candidate's strategy for winning the Presidential election. Obama, HRC and many others gave lip service to doing away with super PACs but they conveniently kicked the can down the road while raking in super PAC mega dollars to fund their respective campaigns.

Joe Biden (who is very popular, especially among millenials. Source: goo.gl/hPv1KK), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Sanders, should they all decide to run, would give the left a number of strong candidates to choose from, but I wonder, how many of them are going to shun corporate dollars? Failure to do so would hurt a candidate's claim of not being beholden to special interests. Also, Sanders' successful strategy of relying on average Americans to donate whatever they can, has, to an extent, outlined a political purity test for future candidates.

I love the following insight by Robin Curran (Sanders campaign digital-production director): “People develop a deeper investment and appreciation for the campaign when they’re being counted as part of something bigger than themselves.”
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ayatoilet ayatoilet (@ayatoilet) on Pinned comment
The Republican memo, conveniently forgets to mentions that the wire tapping of Carter Page was started in 2013, long before Trump was even a candidate. The memo is designed to mislead, obfuscate ... its a blatant deception. It does the United States of America and ordinary Americans no good. It undermines the FBI and Judicial system ... why? Because Trump & co. are traitors that colluded with Putin!
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
When inspired, Americans will open their wallets.

'“Our movement is developing an alternative infrastructure to support populist campaigns so they never have to court the big corporate donors who push so many Democrats away from a working class agenda,” said Waleed Shahid, communications director of Justice Democrats, a group pushing for more populist progressives in the Democratic Party.'

Meanwhile at the DNC...




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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
ISIS is blowback? Yeah. Right. That's what the US wants everyone to believe.
They want you to believe the emergence of ISIS was a fk up arising from American incompetence rather than a deliberate, covert op. So keep believing the US is led by incompetent, weak morons. Meanwhile, those morons will keep dominating the whole God-damned world.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I used to work for a group of heavy hitting DC lobbyists who successfully leveraged money and contacts to grease the wheels of our political machine. I never really knew what 'power' was until I saw what a few phone calls and hefty checks can accomplish. Unfortunately, too much of our politics is wrapped around money and lobbying (there is a fine line between lobbying and bribery). Until we change the influence of money in politics (lobbying, elections, etc.), the rich will continue to disproportionately get richer...sadly, at the expense of our democracy & ordinary citizens.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Thanks for taking the time to share these photos.
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Tahereh Tahereh (@Tahereh) on Pinned comment
Thank you for this report back. Good job.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Comic Relief in the middle of the government shut down fiasco.
American politicians and people as described by George Carlin.
Although, I do vote.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The mainstream media has been BSing about spats between Trump and other GOP members ever since he was elected.

The media are involved in a campaign of mass confusion. Their every word must be subject to close scrutiny.
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