Saïd Amin
@said

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Apr 9, 2015

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
Excellent comment/insights! Also, we're largely immune to international law given the extent to which we can unilaterally set (and reset) rules as we see fit. Trump is testing this theory/outlook to the nth degree. We'll see how the world reacts.
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I read somewhere that he charges between $100,000 to $300,000 for speaking engagements.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ayatoilet (@ayatoilet) on Pinned comment
3 way alliance: I seriously doubt it. Also, while Russia has historically been wary of their giant Eastern neighbor, they have been deepening their ties to China. It's estimated that China/Russia 2017 bilateral trade rose to $84.07 billion, an increase of almost 21 percent. If anything the emerging ... Read more
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A friend texted me on Friday while visiting her parents -- she was aghast at seeing a monarchist/royalist TV station covering MEK statement on openness to work with "all who love Iran" regardless of past political differences. Good grief....smh. 🤦🏽
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News to me that the Kushner family and Netanyahu are longtime friends: "The Kushners consider Netanyahu part of the family, and it is often told of how the future Prime Minister was, during Jared’s boyhood, a frequent overnight guest in the Kushner New Jersey home and even slept in his room."
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I have seen several interviews with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and wow, what an impressive and inspiring individual. I'm really excited to see Ms. Ocasio-Cortez get to work for the American people!
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Probably the most meaningful/impactful thing he has said since leaving the White House — was much needed — thank you Mr. President! 🚀🎯
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Where's the coverage of this protest on mainstream US news sites like CNN?! So disappointing.
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The common fallacy and political PR used by centrists to demonize out of the box thinkers who have non-traditional ideas (ie not "mainstream"), is to ridicule, fear-monger and appeal to moderation, or argument from/for the center, as the best solution. Such arguments erroneously assert that the Trut ... Read more
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Whoa!

"An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin."
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) on Pinned comment
Man, I'm used to your cynicism (you're really good at it in a witty way that I enjoy) but even so, and as @Ash_ pointed out, this sounds over the top harsh/cynical. The team was competitive in each game, went 1-1-1 on the biggest stage in the world and in an incredibly tough/competitive bracket. Y ... Read more
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NPR had a segment on this which lead me to find/read the article above.

An ominous sign for Dems is that according to certain polls and articles I have read, many of these folks would do it again and vote for Trump (www.thedailybeast.com/these-lifelong-democrats-voted-for-trump-and-arent-so ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

Subjective disdain is a slippery slope that can lead one to myopically scapegoat religion. The blame which you seek to ascribe is not rooted in religion but rather the human condition/behavior. Culpability and ... Read more
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For the record and what it's worth. Unlike Trump, Obama did not have an official policy of separating families, buuut....

'Comparisons between Trump and Obama on immigration usually focus on deportations of unauthorized immigrants living in the US. Trump has been rapidly expanding enforcement, but ... Read more
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The two-party system is at the root of the problem and until you can reform the system, the cycle of madness will continue...and may get even worse.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Contrary to your assessment, they are rational actors.

First, let's pls remember that after the September 11th attacks President Khatami and Khamenei were quick to condemn the terrorist attacks. Hell, they even allowed a candlelight vigil of some 60,000 people to observe a minute's silence at Tehr ... Read more
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Nice find. Will post it on The Iranian. Thanks for sharing.
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Excellent article/observations.

"The myth of competition. If it’s every person for themselves, if I cannot rely on you, then what is the only thing left that we can do? Compete."

Indeed. The capitalist class, architects of the new economy, are selling us on all the wonderful benefits of their 'g ... Read more
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Trump is a penny wise and a pound foolish.
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