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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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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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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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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Qué @bozkuhi ?
Seattle is the City, Washington is the State.
But...
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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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And even more disturbing are the countries that top the list for "democide".
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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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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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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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No surprise considering that she's (generally speaking) a centrist when it comes to the Democratic party. Given the current political climate and my own left-leaning nature on most issues, I can't help but to feel that she's gone too conservative with her pick. Curious to hear the feedback about her ... Read more
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The speech was biting and mostly 'real talk', but I call bullshit to Kerry saying that he believes Netanyahu backs a two-state solution. It's totally disingenuous for him to suggest this. Netanyahu, on record, has repeatedly said that the creation of a Palestinian state is nothing but another ploy t ... Read more
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Historic! I couldn't be happier about this.
Obama has finally earned his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ;)
Jokes aside, I am so proud to call him my President.
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I love it! Who is the artist?
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
An informative read; thks for sharing. Somewhat related, when will the US dollar be replaced as the world's reserve currency? It's inevitable. Whether it's the yuan or bitcoin (?), it's going to have massive implications for the US economy.
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