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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
Yet, Iran still argues it has the right to produce Nuclear "Energy"...

I believe if you solar panelled just one of Iran's Kavirs (pick a Kavir, any Kavir), you could produce enough electricity to power Iran forever.

For free.
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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
There's no 'argument' to be had since they're doing it. No permission needed.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) Pinned comment
What you say?!
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) replied to PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) Pinned comment
...and criminals tend to ignore the law.

of all of them since 1979, the biggest mistake Iran has made was to create the conditions for another cold war, this time among Israel, Iran and possibly now the gulf states who have no choice but to consider getting nukes.

I am assuming for the sake of argument now, that since Iran has been MORE than capable of getting them over the past 15 years, or Iran is not technically STUPID, and that f Pakestan has them, and it is known that Pakestan sold Iran their plsan and instructions, therefore, Iran has nukes. Albeit secret ones.

If this posit is true, then that's why the highly flawed and inconsistent and incoherent and unverifiable deal was signed. The powers involved could never admit they failed to prevent Iran from getting them, so to save face, they let Iran keep them secretly, in return for the false promises we have seen Iran pretend to step up to.

Given this arrangement, it is therefore not surprising to see Iran occasionally thumb their nose and flex their muscles by testing bigger and longer range missiles, and the space rocket this week, is more proof of Iran's technical abilities.

This however, in my opinion is a HUGE strategic mistake on Iran's part. Entering the Nuclear arms race is like Hotel California, "...you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave..."

As free Iranians living outside of Iran, we have the luxury of aspiration for a prosperous, safe, secure, and successful future for Iran and the Iranian people.

So far the past 34 years have been nothing but irresponsible incompetence, greedy, self serving, ideologically bankrupt, and have done NOTHING but recklessly endangered the Iranian people, and tarnishing their previously clean image.

Now we are Islamic terrorists, terrorizing the region, and tacitly supporting the spread of terrorism by proxy.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
And the largest Gas field of the world not to mention being number one with Gas fields.
Although some observers have argued that mullahs and their lackeys (including the ones from Stanford) are the biggest Gas emitters and gas producers!
Noteworthy how nation-Island of Qatar (who shares the biggest Gas field of the world with Iran) has produced billions of dollars using the field, while mullahs have only kept on emitting and discharging gases!

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iraj iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
More power to the people of Iran for their efforts, the ones who just built the largest book store in the world and just completed gas lines to provide energy to the whole nation.
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) replied to iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
Books? What's a book? ;)
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
A book is a very dangerous object to have in mullahs regime.
While they pose for having the "largest library" they've so effectively destroyed book culture in Iran that now each new book published in Iran, has a first printing of 500.
In a country of 80,000,000.
Aftabeh lagan haft dast,
Asl kar hichi!!
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
With no lumber and paper mill natural resources left, Iran has no domestic or cheap import paper source.

Most of Iran's paper comes from China. Who is no doubt gouging Iranian publishers.

But in a country where thought crime is a legal charge, books any public social discussion are heavily censored, I would qualify the claim of Iran having the largest book store.

"Iran has the largest book store, filled with books that you should probably not read."
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iraj iraj (@iraj) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
Iran's Book Garden. Ignorance is not strenght, the neysayers' ignorance about Iranians progress that is.
Book Garden As withnessed by a visitor. " wide variety of books on political science here - from stuff that's been around in Iran for literally centuries, like Plato to Hannah Arendt. So, you know, there's a huge, huge book-reading culture here. And there's this misperception, I think, in the West, that somehow the advent of the Islamic Revolution has somehow damaged the richness of what's available here and what people can read."
what can be written here compared to somewhere like the United Kingdom. But I don't think that the appetite for reading has been affected in any way. And the fact that they've built this giant bookshop is testament to that.

archinect.com/alnb/project/tehran-book-garden
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) replied to iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
Which visitor are you quoting? Is this quote from an Iranian inside Iran? The kind who does not dare speak out against censorship for the very real fear of persecution without prosecution? Or is this a qualified certified review of the book titles available?

Hannah Arendt? Really! So you are sure that Arendt's book "The Origins of Totalitarianism" is available in this tourist trap?

You are for certain, saying that Arendt's book, "Men in Dark Times, the intellectual biographies of some of the most creative and moral figures of the 20th century, such as Walter Benjamin, Karl Jaspers, Rosa Luxemburg, Hermann Broch, who just also happen to be Jewish Heroes, are completely available to be bought and read in this over priced trinket Mall?

Or are you using Arendt as an example of the kind of books that are sold in this commercial pit of despair, because Arendt also wrote a book called "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil" that was critical of the Jews treatment of Nazis during the trials?

Since you quoted an apparently unknown source, let me add this quote to yours in order to counter balance the argument. My point is, this is another elaborate scam. Merely another "money maker" pretending to be enlightenment. Another GIANT joke played on the Iranian people.

Here's the counter quote:

"Iran has censored its literature for years, making publishers submit their books to the government so it can check for inappropriate content before publication. As such, a number of works have been banned, among them Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, James Joyce's Ulysses and Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring. In addition, authors have been asked to avoid using terms like kiss, wine, drunk, dog and dance, according to The Guardian.

"Those responsible in the book industry should not let harmful books enter our book market on the basis that we let [readers] choose [what they want to read]," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in 2011. "Like poisonous, dangerous and addictive drugs which are not available for everyone without restrictions…as a publisher, librarian or an official in the book industry, we don't have the right to make [such books] available to those without knowledge."

There are some indications the policies have recently relaxed under President Hassan Rouhani, but some books are still on the blacklist". - Financial Times.

From the website one of the most celebrated writers featured in this "bookstore" is Louis Ferdinand Celine. Apparently those trying to sell books in Iran love Celine. They think he's great. Maybe it has something to with the fact that almost all of his writings are Antisemitic. In fact the French Minister of Culture had Celine removed from the list of France' top 500 writers as a result of his anti semitism.

But in Iran? In this garbage dump? Celine is a national hero.

Very bad. Certainly this monstrosity is nothing to be proud of. Can't wait for Iranians to discover that there are free e-books on Google.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) Pinned comment
The newly opened Mokran Solar Power Plants Complex is the latest proof of Iran’s ambitions in renewable energy. What has your president done latey, Trump that is.
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) replied to iraj (@iraj) Pinned comment
Not my President. Trump is an idiot. I did not vote for him, so not my problem. That's what we call "Freedom" which Iran doesn't have. In Iran you cannot speak out against politicians. Well, you can, but only one time. Also in Iran you seem to think voting for Mollahs is a good idea. So far it hasn't worked out very well. Look, to ra khoda! in the age of ebooks, you're building one giant library! Seems stupid. And (yet another) waste of public funds.

But since you don't seem to know how to read the news, Trump is foolishly planning on opening up Coal and Oil again. About as stupid as Iran's nuclear ambitions. Actually since the result might be a nuclear war with Israel or the US, it's far worse than what Stupid Idiot Olagh-Ass Trump is trying to do. You see he can try, the Senate and Congress, which actually have power in the US, and can overrule Trump, and can stop him if the people want them to do that.

OK so your turn, call Rouhani a Stupid Idiot Olagh-Ass and we can keep arguing. If you cannot call Rouhani a Stupid Idiot Olagh-Ass, then you've got nothing further to offer.

Because politically, Iran is the bigger joke being played on the Iranian people, who are wandering around, wondering when the next dictator is going to be kind ad benevolent, in order to save them.

And thanks to the efficiency of Islam rooting them out before they can take over, we're running out of kind and benevolent Dictators.
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