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DrG Dr. Shiva Ghaed (@DrG) on Pinned comment
So tragic. This has become an epidemic.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
An interesting entry in Wikipedia:

The word orange derives from the Sanskrit word for "orange tree" (नारङ्ग nāraṅga), which in turn derives from a Dravidian root word (from நரந்தம் narandam which refers to Bitter orange in Tamil).[24] The Sanskrit word reached European languages through Persian نارنگ (nārang) and its Arabic derivative نارنج (nāranj).

The word entered Late Middle English in the fourteenth century via Old French orenge (in the phrase pomme d'orenge).[25] The French word, in turn, comes from Old Provençal auranja, based on Arabic nāranj.[24] In several languages, the initial n present in earlier forms of the word dropped off because it may have been mistaken as part of an indefinite article ending in an n sound—in French, for example, une norenge may have been heard as une orenge. This linguistic change is called juncture loss. The color was named after the fruit,[26] and the first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512.[27][28]
A closeup of an orange blossom.

As Portuguese merchants were presumably the first to introduce the sweet orange to some regions of Europe, in several modern Indo-European languages the fruit has been named after them. Some examples are Albanian portokall, Bulgarian портокал (portokal), Greek πορτοκάλι (portokali), Macedonian portokal, Persian پرتقال (porteghal), Turkish portakal and Romanian portocală.[29][30] Related names can be found in other languages, such as Arabic البرتقال (bourtouqal), Georgian ფორთოხალი (pʰortʰoxali), Turkish portakal and Amharic birtukan.[29] Also, in some of the Italian regional languages (e.g. Neapolitan), an orange is portogallo or purtuallo, literally "(the) Portuguese (one)", in contrast to the Italian arancia.
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) replied to Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Cesaria Evora - Angola





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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
It’s impossible for the dysfunctional government of Iran to care for the people of Iran in the time crisis. They have proven their disloyalty and incompetence time and time again.
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Tahereh Tahereh (@Tahereh) replied to Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Thank you for the painfully correct observation. We could also add a prefix of criminality to our rulers' renowned disfunctionality.
For what they have done and what they are doing right now is nothing short of high crimes, and I'm referring to the recent attacks on environmental activists & experts in Iran, and specifically the arrest & incarceration of Mr. Kaveh Madani.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
She's become a protest icon and new symbol of Palestinian resistance. It would certainly be far better for her to simply be a child, but for so many Palestinian children this is not an option afforded to them by the inhuman relaities of Israeli settler colonialism and apartheid.

From a recent interview with her father: “Our family and entire village have always resisted the occupation. That Ahed grew up in this environment and participated in our weekly marches against the wall and settlements has helped her become fearless.

We need to empower our children and show them that they should not be afraid to confront the occupation, since there is no safe place in Palestine for us to send our children to, we need to teach them to be strong, get over their fear and resist.”
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Gender Apartheid (mentioned as gender segregation in here) has been a central feature of Islamic Republic of Hell, and perhaps its most effective tool in dividing & conquering Iranian people.
Mandatory hejab is a prominent part of Mullahs gender apartheid, but recent waves of peaceful civil disobedience protests by incredibly brave Iranian women is an indication that all these medieval mullah practices are coming to an end.
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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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sedaye_man sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
Bassem Tamimi, the father of Ahed, waves to his daughter during her trail in the Israeli military court today.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Scary thought but expect his survival instincts to move him further to the right.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
But yet again, who elected Netanyahu? He didn't appear from nowhere?
It's about the voters those who voted for him to be their CEO, how about them?
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Thanks for this post. An important yet conveniently forgotten history of crimes against ordinary Iranian people on an unimaginable scale.

There are aksi articles suggesting British had an indirect role in Armenian genocide in WWI
www.pipr.co.uk/all/britains-hidden-role-in-the-armenian-genocide/

It has also been suggested the British and Allied Forces knew about Nazi atrocities against the Jews but did not do enough to prevent it.

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/27/britain-holocaust-memorial-day_n_6554586.html

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/holocaust-allied-forces-knew-before-concentration-camp-discovery-us-uk-soviets-secret-documents-a7688036.html
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abolhussein abolhussein (@abolhussein) replied to Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
Iran is blessed for its past that until now no one in the West or for that matter in Iran itself, knew how much it owes its culture and religious concepts to our Iranian heritage and religion.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
"In her new book, Segal adamantly refuses despair. Instead, she insists that we must never stop imagining and struggling for alternative—and, yes, even utopic—spaces and futures. This urging could not come at a more opportune time."

Love it. Mind and spirit collaborating to re-imagine possibilities and in the process generating waves of hope and enthusiasm. #Empowering
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Imo he (still) looks younger than the portrait but I dig the artist's pose of choice and background as a reflection of how I view his ascendancy and tenure in office: #Optimism #Pensive
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala (@MohammadAla) on Pinned comment
Proud of our Persian Heritage. We must preserve it for future generations.
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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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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
کارکنان و پرسنل شرکت کیش چوب، در اعتراض به ۸ الی ۱۰ ماه مطالبات معوقه خود دست به برگزاری تجمعی اعتراضی زدند.
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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
امروز 24 بهمن ماه
صدها متخصص رادیولوژی و سونوگرافی، در اعتراض به طرح "خودارجاعی" ، در مقابل وزارت بهداشت درتهران تجمع کرده اند
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