Saïd Amin
@said

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Seattle, WA
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Apr 9, 2015

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There's absolutely no rejoicing at the sight of someone about to collapse. Doesn't matter who it is. I hope she's ok and prioritizing her health.
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To each their own but so much of the passage below resonates: “I’m vegan myself (and have been for the past six years), but I’ve deliberately disconnected myself from the vegan lobby because frankly, it’s embarrassing.

I became vegan as a result of my beliefs in labour rights and feminism more than ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
I was mostly feelin' the traffic and lack of parking around KeyArena -- a zoo, it was. Should of walked instead of driving endlessly in circles. That said, the energy around town was electric.

Secretary Clinton will be here on Tuesday. She's got a few public events events and a big-wig fundraiser p ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Brilliant! I'm really ♡ing your comment and its humble wisdom ^o,o^ based on life experiences. During my 20s I largely lived a life of black/white. It conveniently allowed me to divide the world into right vs wrong, good vs evil & 'yes' vs 'no'. Of course, I was almost always on the 'right' side ... Read more
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Newsweek is on a path to becoming a truly rubbish source of news (and clickbait) but had to share this article. So at last count Trump feels that Mexicans, Native Americans AND black football players were/are animals that need to be tamed. How the hell is this even remotely acceptable?! #WhiteSupre ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
Wow, such a powerful & inspiring comment. I echo @ashianeh's thoughts and many thanks for being a part of the TopTopic community; we're lucky to have you here as a regular contributor!
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A thought provoking piece. Chalk up a good bit of outrage to absolutism/black and white thinking. Such thinking can limit your options (right vs wrong, good vs bad, winning vs losing); compel you to draw rigid lines in the sand (lines that are not easily moved even when new data points emerge); and ... Read more
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Truth is that neither Republicans nor Democrats do nearly enough to address the homeless crisis. It's way more politically convenient and less expensive to point the finger at the other party, and sadly at homeless people, than to assume a level of responsibility for social ills. After all, why inve ... Read more
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It was such a punch in the gut to get this news. I am incredibly saddened, yet sooo thankful for his friendship. Ali was such a good, good, good soul. He will be missed.
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That's encouraging, but they'll still have the govt's implicit approval to carry on with the massacre of innocent Yemeni civilians and deterioration of living conditions. The media's silence on what is one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world is deafening.

"Davidson's amendment would bl ... Read more
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My jaw literally dropped when I watched this video. #iranophobia is very real and reinforced daily by the millions of dollars pouring into the coffers of various orgs and DC think tanks (funds coming in by both domestic and foreign actors). Oh, and let me not forget the role of super PACs and the in ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) on Pinned comment
Oh come on, seriously? You've long complained that he's forever President, and now that he's moving on, you're still complaining. With all due respect, your understanding of how nonprofit's are governed (bylaws) and their election process is wayyyy idealized.
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Why do some Democrats support this bill? Follow the money (as usual)...
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Qué @bozkuhi ?
Seattle is the City, Washington is the State.
But...
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Sadly, most government’s conveniently ignore humanitarian norms when these norms interfere with their strategic or commercial interests. We (US) would have much more global credibility and influence on this topic were it not for the blatant bias by which we pick and choose who to criticize and when. ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War. amzn.to/2KzI3Us

Given their own track record of fighting for Saddam etc., the gall of hearing MEK go on and on about Iran's human rights abuses. Or Bolton, Pompeo, and other duplicitous characters who have proven themselves to be war ... Read more
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How did the hackers do it and why does it seem so easy? From the sounds of it, the hack was basic spear phishing.

"Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from an individual or business that you know. But it isn't. It's from the same criminal hackers who want your credit card and bank accoun ... Read more
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Via @tparsi

"Iranians are by far the largest group affected by Trump's Muslim ban - 48% of the total number of visas issued in 2015 to the targeted countries.

Ironic since there are more Americans fighting alongside ISIS than there are Iranians fighting alongside ISIS..."
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to varjavand (@varjavand) on Pinned comment
With the 1% growing more powerful and wealthy, religions and political parties are better positioned than they used to be (at least in the short-term) to financially absorb shrinking popularity/support.

Focusing back on religion, I find that the Roman Catholic Church under Pope Francis is evolving; ... Read more
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Yes, chemical weapons are inhumane and on the list of some two dozen weapons banned from war, but equally awful and inhumane are approved weapons used in modern warfare to terrorize and kill civilians. Talk of what weapons are or are not acceptable during wartime reminds me of debates around the dea ... Read more
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