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ghourbagheh ghourbagheh replied to comment:

Well, aren't you the kosher caviar!? You are a Jew and to a frog like me, as you said, you're caviar!

I'm not hopeless, nor do I suffer from apathy, and I definitely will have nothing to with god. I'll defend anyone's right to believe in whatever religious lunacy they want (with a few reasonable caveats), but the notion of god is useless. It's there to satisfy our insecurities.

I remember Orwell's words in 1984, that the purpose of war is to destroy human productivity and sustain the party hierarchy. I'm not sure if most people realize how close to reality Orwell's prognostication is. I'm quiet hopeful and rational. I think there are few avenues of getting out of the current worldwide predicament that humanity has been mired in, than a system a failure. And I base my opinion on the extent of ignorance and conditioning that the majority of the world have been exposed to in the past century (at least).

As for my comment on smallness of humans, have you ever wondered what if the dominant species on this planet was anything but a pimped up ape? Yes, we are still apes in every way. We covet and brutalize other human beings, just like baboons do to baboons. We are easily spooked by anything that is shy of what we are used to, be it a different shade of man, or a different culture of man. Hell in our ape-ness, we are not even nearly as majestic as bonobos and gorillas. We are those scared monkeys that throw poop! Now, what if elephants by some quirk of chance had become the dominant species? What if that astroid hadn't wiped out the bigger creatures and left the field open to small mammals? Even with that massive brain, as a species we are not much farther from that tree we used to swing from 200,000 years ago! We are just more efficient at torturing our fellow man and extinguishing other species!

Roughly 500 years ago, the world took a Western turn on path of worldwide decimation, structural poverty, and perpetual war. And nothing is likely to change, unless a critical mass of humanity, especially in the Western world, becomes enlightened enough to stop wasting human productivity and put that productivity into propelling humanity into a better future. Read more

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P.Galenous P_J. posted a comment:

Reagan was the man responsible for initiating the large deficits! He changed the tax code in favor of his buddies, the oil interest and billionaires, so he collapsed the tax ceiling from 80%-90%, for high earners, to the maximum of 39%...leaving a huge HOLE/crevasse in the budget that had to be filled by borrowing, at the same time he expanded the defense budget, to bribe his other supporters in the Military Industrial Complex! US/America and Americans, in general, were doing quite well before him and very poorly after him...George W(the disastrous) Bush followed those foot steps and turned a $3 trillion surplus into several trillions of deficit...And we are witnessing that disastrous outcome! Read more

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Shirzadegan Siavash posted a comment:

Seems Mullahs are good "free ride" for Palestinians. Arabs don't care what Mullahs are doing to Iranians as long as they benefit from Mullahs.

To Palestinians, it is okay mullahs stay on power as long as they're anti Israel.

But Palestinians are making the same mistake that Yasser Arafat did 34 years ago. He found out the truth in his final days. In his final days, Arafat said that Mullahs didn't do anything for Palestinians. They just gave them "lip service".

Criminal mullahs are using Arab- Israel conflict to get concession from the west to allow them stay on power longer. Read more

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Shirzadegan Siavash posted a comment:

Seems Mullahs are good free ride for Palestinians. Arabs don't care what Mullahs are doing to Iranians as long as they benefit from Mullahs.
To Palestinians, it is okay mullahs stay on power as long as they're anti Israel.
But Palestinians are making the same mistake that Yasser Arafat did 34 years ago. He found out the truth in his final days. In his final days, Arafat said that Mullahs didn't do anything for Palestinians. They just gave them "lip service".
Criminal mullahs are using Arab- Israel conflict to get concession from the west to allow them stay on power longer. Read more

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argebam argebam replied to comment:

No your issue is that you cannot define or understand the meaning of liberal democracy, what does police brutality incidents have to do with liberal democracy?
Your hatred towards west has much deeper underlying cause.
as fOkayama said in nXT 1000 years no other form of government can replace Libera democracy Read more

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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

دختر اصفهان

مجید نفیسی

(پس از شنيدن خبر اسيدپاشي به زنان اصفهان)

دختر اصفهان! دوستت دارم
بخاطر جسارتِ زيبايت.

اگر بايد چادر سر كني
بگذار تا روي شانه ات فروبلغزد.
اگر بايد روسري به سر اندازي
بگذار تا فرق سرت پس نشيند.

آن كس كه بايد رو بگيرد
مردكِ بيماري ست
كه امروز ريش و دستار گذاشته
تا ناتوانيَش را بپوشاند.

اگر از آسمان اسيد ببارد
يا از زمين خون بجوشد
دختر اصفهان!
چهره ي زيبايت را مپوشان
دست دلدارت را بگير
از كنار رودخانه ي بي آب بگذر
و با آن لهجه ي شيرينت
از دوست داشتن بگو.
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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

هراس من باري
همه از مردن‏ِدر سرزميني ست
كه مزد گوركن از آزادي آدمي افزون باشد.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIUKPrLJIU


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SaidAmin Saïd Amin posted a comment:

Bill Gates recently did a review of this book, "Why Inequality Matters" - here it is: http://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Why-Inequality-Matters-Capital-in-21st-Century-Review?WT.mc_id=10_14_2014_Piketty_tw&WT.tsrc=Twitter Read more

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