Saïd Amin
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Lee apparently collapsed while shopping at a Safeway grocery store. Serves as a reminder to cherish loved ones, the moment and to be good to ourselves and others.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Indeed and some lives are cruelly deemed less worthy than others.

In addition to hunger there is blatant malnutrition leading to acute health complications and ultimately, shortened life-spans. Take Israel for example, and the subjugated, colonized people of Gaza who continue to endure the hardshi ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Here you go: healthresearchfunding.org/19-shocking-statistics-democide/

reason.com/archives/2014/05/15/be-antigovernment-and-proud

There's not a singular/official list, but it's not hard to imagine the countries that would rank towards the top. Also, we have a narrow interpretation ... Read more
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And even more disturbing are the countries that top the list for "democide".
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to varjavand (@varjavand) on Pinned comment
Mersi for the concern and well-wishes Varjavand-jaan.

Sounds like an informative book that I should read. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I love this!! Thanks for sharing. Love the journey, not the destination. 👏 😎 💯
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"The hardest thing, Dr. O’Sullivan explains, is to tell a patient that he is not suffering from what he believes is a disease. It may be a psychological problem that is, in fact, rooted in his mind."

I am literally in the midst of dealing with such a situation. My 87 year-old father is convinced, a ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Activism/Participation: Yes, indeed! Also, women are running for office in record numbers (goo.gl/L82SPp). HRC deserves her share of credit for this.

Dems/Reps latest polling: 'According to Gallup, 44 percent of American adults said they either identify as Democrats or are independents who ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Such a thoughtful comment--thanks for sharing. I'm inspired by your self-awareness.

In keeping with the theme of your comment and the conversation on TT (and elsewhere), we are all mirrors, reflecting back to each other. A safe/impartial space for sharing goes a long way towards accomplishing authe ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
My parents generation came to the US with the hope of one day going back to their native Iran. Sadly, this sense of anger, nostalgia and longing for the past lead many to live in a state of arrested development -- rather than learn about or participate in the political system of their adopted countr ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
"But Juan Cole himself also slips, since he never mentions the utterly reactionary, anti-democratic nature of the Turkish state or Islamic Republic of Hell." -- You're right, but that's not a slip. His MO is not to critique or provide analysis on IRI's domestic/foreign policy so much as it is to put ... Read more
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From poet Remi Kanazi:

Democrats are divided on Jerusalem.

Palestinians are divided because of separate roads, walls, checkpoints, and settlements that Democrats have dutifully supported
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Thanks for sharing! I especially got a nice chuckle out of: "Let me be blunt. Thomas Friedman is an ignorant fool - and I do not mean that as an insult." *lol* That's great.

Erm, Friedman says the West should back MBS or else the “dysfunctional” Arab world will turn into a giant Yemen, a giant huma ... Read more
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An (unprovoked) pre-emptive strike: The irony that South Korea should be more nervous about Trump than KJU.
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Israel's left has been defeated, humiliated and largely inconsequential in Israeli politics. Looking forward to the day that this changes.

A nice quote from rabbi Michael Lerner in an article he wrote for Haaretz.

"We all owe Rabbi Gordis deep thanks for calling out the American Jewish establishm ... Read more
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I love Robert Reich. A super interesting thinker, logical (rooted in data) and really seems to care.

As for the narrow, hyperbolic view that the 'Democratic party is just a big fundraising machine”, only fair to say the same about Republicans. It's the system. And it needs work. More folks are fina ... Read more
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Anne-jaan, thank you for sharing this interesting talk/presentation! I'm half-way through it and will be watching the other half later this afternoon. Super informative!
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
A false start, to be sure. It’s not written in her job description but as minority leader it’s her duty to protect the rank and file. Her initial response was just that. Anyway, the pressure was clearly too much for her not to flip. Regardless of the reason(s), glad she did.

Sadly, we Americans hav ... Read more
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I know that DC does not have statehood (yet) but it would of been nice to include it on the map.

Interesting that Alaska's corresponding country is Iran, which also happens to be the state that's closest in size (Iran is only 4% smaller).
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Bob Ferguson is a bad a**. He's the Washington State Attorney General who shut down Trump's original muslim ban. Ferguson talks about that experience here:

iranian.com/2017/06/17/attorney-general-bob-ferguson-headlines-iranian-american-event-in-seattle/
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