Saïd Amin
@said

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Seattle, WA
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Apr 9, 2015

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Thanks for taking the time to share these photos.
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Speaking of smart leaders, David Letterman's interview of former President Obama was enjoyable -- for those of you who have Netflix, it's worth checking out.
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Took a paragraph from the article and replaced 'al Jazeera' with 'VOA'...

"Lastly, VOA (al Jazeera) is, unmistakably a challenge. The Qatar (U.S.) government should not be in the business of censoring broadcast networks, even ones like VOA (al Jazeera) that too often seek to mobilize attitudes rath ... Read more
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Nicely stated by TechCrunch columnist Taylor Hatmaker:

"If you’re still using Twitter, you probably won’t be surprised by the fact that the company retains its right to impose its own rules selectively — after all, it’s been doing so for years. Calling for Twitter to take an ideological stand in or ... Read more
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"The poll found that 17 percent of respondents declared Obama as the man they most admired, with President Donald Trump in second place with 14 percent."

I'd love a follow-up question of those polled: What qualities do you most admire about this person? Provide a list of options and allow responder ... Read more
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Was in Southern Orange County, CA last week -- a very wealthy, conservative area that loves itself some FOX News. Killed me to see a homeless panhandler berated by a lady in her fancy SUV. Her profanity laced tirade was tough to swallow -- I mean seriously, how is her shaming of this 60-something ye ... Read more
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Thanks for the candor. A work in progress, it is. Member contributions, both in the form of content and donations will help address your first critique. Happy to report that both are trending up (donations and people sending us content). Also, important to keep in mind that unlike many other Iranian ... Read more
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One state with equal rights for all: With Israel doubling-down on apartheid many are jaded, finding it difficult to envision one state that embodies values of inclusion and equality. Yet, when we open our hearts and minds, a one-state solution is more than just a mirage. And after all, wouldn't such ... Read more
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One of the most rewarding aspects of working on The Iranian is the community feedback. For example, the author of the above article emailed me the following: "Merci, it means so much to me to have my voice heard finally."

And earlier, another individual sent the following message, along with a mont ... Read more
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Next step is for the EU to recognize the State of Palestine. Doing so would pressure both sides (Israel/Palestine) to come back to the negotiating table. We'll see...
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Non-binding and largely symbolic, but you sense a meaningful shift whereby the global community is saying 'enough is enough' and standing up to our bullying and recklessness.
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As of 7:58 pm PST: 27,434 signatures
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With Jones winning it's refreshing (and a relief) to see that fellow Americans, across political affiliations, are willing to draw a line in the sand and say 'enough is enough'. I know it's 'Bama and the deep south, but good grief, it's still crazy that the results were even that close. I digress.
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Expect Republican in-fighting and finger pointing to be amped up a notch or two. Losing will do that to you. Is this win tangible evidence that the pendulum will swing left during the upcoming midterms? The odds of that happening just went up!
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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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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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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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