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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
So are we in or out and about?
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pokemongirl Pokemongirl (@pokemongirl) replied to rap (@rap) on Pinned comment
I think we should pass the coins along to Said and the Staff at toptopic. It would help them out the most since the website is most likely going to be shut down.
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pokemongirl Pokemongirl (@pokemongirl) on Pinned comment
I’m going to miss this website. Unfortunately, I could not purchase coins with what I had as well. I really wish there was a way to keep Toptopic from shutting down. I’m very upset about it. I’m going to miss all of you guys. This website seemed to be one of the only places I was at the very least, somewhat accepted. Now that this website is being shut down, I’m not going to have much to do, again. I won’t really get to share opinions without being hated for how I feel about certain things, because everywhere else, Everything for me ends up in chaos. At least you guys didn’t do that. ;-;
I hope you guys will have it better than me.
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rap rap (@rap) on Pinned comment
I'll try to make this my last rant about toptopic shutting down. Maybe I misunderstood the article I read about the idea behind toptopic but I believe it started out with the awesome idea that there wouldn't be advertisers (as has been suggested in these comments), and corporations riding off the backs of regular people.

In these times, people all over the world who have used Twitter and Facebook in the past to have their voices heard, share media that mainstream media does not report on, and to connect with one another, are discovering the massive censorships and shutdowns of dissenting voices by those in power.

Of course, making $ is necessary. It's another reason I chose to join toptopic. But it is the 2nd reason. Not my first. I already post to Twitter, and make no money and am not proud to be posting on a platform that suppresses others at their whim or at the whim of corporate powers.

I wish I were business brilliant and could come up with an awesome plan to maintain this site...

Thanks to each of you who have taken the time to post and to participate in the posts that I have submitted. I really appreciate the respectful attitudes that I have experienced during my short existence here.

I've earned a few coins during my short stay. Thanks! What is the best way to spend them at this point, since the site is shutting down? Should I (we) pass these coins along to said and the staff at toptopic?

Peace and kindness to all.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
On the second reading,
You may not have to close toptopic site.
Keep it open but with some changes made, less staff time is spent on it.
-For example stop paying for articles that will eliminate lots of hours spent supporting those options.
-Post advertisement, etc.
Why keeping toptopic open?
Because toptopic site is the voice of the Iranian.com site, they complete each other.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Salam Said,
Per your idea in regards to creating a section called forum on iranian.com.
Forum / Community section is a very good idea to have on Iranian site. It will bring along the old-timers of the Iranian site and also the ones who joined afterwards. It will become more Interactive and bringing more visitors to the site. And hopefully create more revenue for the site to pay its bills.
The right combinations of Iranian site and toptop site will be a very interesting and successful site.
Thank you.
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ayatoilet ayatoilet (@ayatoilet) on Pinned comment
The tragic thing about this article, is that the facts get in the way. Its not about liberal or conservative, its not about deep state or shallow state, its not about law abiding or criminal citizens --- its about democracy in the United States. Its about ALL Americans, and the hijacking of the 2016 election. The theft of democracy. When there is (a) irrefutable facts that prove Russian intelligence intrusion into state electoral computer systems, (b) Russian intelligence theft of Hillary and Podesta's emails from the DNC and private servers, (c) when we have established Politico's Mannafort and Stone (and their business partners) with established connections and money trails to Russia (and close to Putin Oligarchs) suddenly rise out of no-where to lead Trump's campaign (ESTABLISHED, PROVEN), (d) over 87 illicit connections with Russian operatives that Trump associates (Lynch, etc.) lied about and tried to hide (e) Trump and his own family with deep connections (financial and social) with Russian Oligarchs close to Putin, (f) Trump's constant efforts to shut down the investigation in the Justice Department and (g) a slew of over 20 suspicious deaths of Russian intermediaries between Putin and Trump's campaign -- there is simply NO question that there was clear, Russian interference and collusion. And Brennan, Clapper, and Hayden are rightly - correctly sounding the alarm and informing American voters at a critical time. Only RT could publish an article like this, and keep the Trump propaganda rolling. The interference and collusion was too widespread to be quashed and shut down. Just can't kill enough people or bribe enough people to quash it. It's basically over for Trump, and its NOT the deep-state that will put the nails in the coffin, it will be ordinary Americans trying to get their democracy back. Its the "system" - which placed power in the people, and with three equal but separate branches of government (separation of powers) - that will ULTIMATELY guarantee AMERICAN democracy. This is a test for America. And Putin will come out on the wrong end of it. To interfere or collude with Trump was a mistake for Putin (and his Saudi, Netenyahu cohorts). America is too big for them. If by 'deep' - you mean the depth, breadth and dispersed basis of power in the U.S. - then okay use the term 'deep-state', but otherwise it is 'simply' the state (where power is held for the people by the people) that will win the day. F*** Trump
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themedipedia themedipedia (@themedipedia) on Pinned comment
Just want say that Toptopic been a great website to share and read storis worth reading. Thank you. Prayers for you.

Regards,
Haseeb Ahmad
Editor
techooid.com
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
I also contributed coins but unfortunately not enough to keep it going. I loved the site and its healthy and civil interactions and will definitely miss all of those that I got to know through their posts and comments.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Toptopic is shutting down.
What's to be done?
Moving forward towards Iranian.com site, that's the way to go.
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rap rap (@rap) replied to Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
As a brand new member to this site I followed the rules and although I couldn't afford to purchase $300 - $500, when I attempted to do what I could afford which was $50 to less, it wouldn't go through. I tried twice before even posting content. After my first approved post I thought I would attempt to purchase coins again however I needed to make sure that the other 2 purchases that didn't go through promptly were not alive anymore and I had no way to find out. I searched and searched for answers and decided I'd try purchasing once I had $ to cover the previous ones that didn't register in my toptopic or bank acct.
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
It cost money to run any business.

I was registered, used my real name, and purchased coins. Many people who posted did not do these, especially purchasing coins. $300 to $500 vs. $50 to less than $100 will not run a business.

I like this site and participated and posted when time permitted. It was useful and entertaining. I am also sorry to read that it will be shut down in few days.

It was good to meet some of you. I will write and participate in other forms. Keep in touch and cheers to all of you.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
That a boy... keep giving the US and allies more ammunition to use against you, and keep giving Europe less reasons to even pretend to care about the JCPOA. With chess moves like this, the IRI will soon rule the world.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Shahir (@Shahir) on Pinned comment
You're right. I think I see what he did: 1.68/2.7 = 0.622, but that doesn't equal a 62% fall.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Alexandria, Alexandria, the bridge over troubled water.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Required reading
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER

"RUSSIAN ROULETTE is...the most thorough and riveting account." --The New York Times

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
So we got a corrupt connected New York businessman, a US/Russian mafia connected character, in the White House.
The fall of the House of Trump has just begun.
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Shahir Shahir (@Shahir) on Pinned comment
"Exports are down a whopping 62% since May, when Iranian oil sales reached a record 2.7 million b/d."

Wrong maths. "Down a whopping 38% ...."
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Interestingly, the author is from England, yet he still peddles the standard American leftist line that the fall of Mossadegh "ushered in" the Shah, and imply that Mossadegh was an alternative to the Shah, when they filled different roles. The Shah was "ushered in" by the British 12 years earlier after they "ushered out" his father! Doesn't anyone bother to verify these inaccurate sound bites before repeating them like a broken record?


"Amid rising tensions, European capitals worry that the nuclear treaty with Iran will not survive."

This is another standard issue soundbite. How do you know the Europeans are genuinely worried? Because they and the mainstream media say so? With such uniform alignment of opinion on matters like this, you have to wonder whether you are being fed a load of BS. I am far from convinced that the Europeans are genuinely concerned for Iran. They just WANT you to believe they are. The fact of the matter is that while money is money, they don't NEED that relatively small trade with Iran that the JCPOA facilitated. They've survived for so long without it and can continue to do so, so take anything they say about that with a generous pinch of salt.


"But what happened in 1953 is still deeply embedded in Iranians’ worldview. In turn, however, it relates to a broader memory of a country subject to intense rivalry between Russia and Britain in the nineteenth century – and beyond that to millennia of culture with far older foundations than Russia or Britain, to say nothing of that Johnny-come-lately, the United States."

As much as it sucks to be on the losing team, that's the way of the world. Iran can be proud of a rich history with a long time spent on top of the world in the game of empire, but that time has long passed, as it has passed for the British, Romans, Turks and many others. It's hypocritical for one nation to say the game is wrong and unfair when that same nation spent centuries enjoying the benefits of winning it. I mean, if we're to have an honest conversation about empire, that's the truth, isn't it? Play on.




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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
'"For the Islamic Republic of Iran, time is running out," Iran's representative Mohsen Mohebi told the ICJ's judges on Wednesday.'

Time is running out for the Islamic Republic of Hell? Oh, boo-hoo!


'"The lives of millions of people residing in this country are already deeply suffering from the sanctions reinstated by the United States... and will further suffer as these sanctions are expanded and aggravated."'

Don't pretend to care about ordinary Iranian people now.
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