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 January 23, 2017                     Submit Content                         
The True Iran! A picture tour of the great land. P2
Have you ever seen snow before?
I thought Iran was big giant desert, right?
How come you can not speak Arabic?
Can women drive in Iran?

Do these questions sound familiar? Most of us have been asked similar questions by our American-Western friends. How do you respond?

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Recalled Toys in U.S. & Birth defects in China

Birth defects in polluted areas of China have increased by approx. 40% in the past 6 years, with a deformed baby born every 30 seconds, state media reported today. The worst concentration is around the countrys numerous coal mines, which produce the bulk of Chinas energy. China suffers from serious pollution, the price of its stunning economic rise. Combine that with the parallel story of Chines  toys recalls and safety issues...



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The True Iran! A picture tour of the great land. P1
Have you ever seen snow before?
I thought Iran was big giant desert, right?
How come you can not speak Arabic?
Can women drive in Iran?

Do these questions sound familiar? Most of us have been asked similar questions by our American-Western friends. How do you respond?

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Submitted by Arash

Elvis Forbes richest dead celebrity!
It was reported today Elvis Presley earned $49 million in the past 12 months and has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.coms list of richest Celebrities. Presley passed away in1977 but his estate generates millions from music royalties, and licensing deals as well as tourism at Graceland, and Elives mansion in Memphis.

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NASA Space shuttle photographs
This upcoming flight is the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and will launch an Italian-built U.S. multi-port module for the station. (See photo essay from the previous shuttle space flight at the end of this post)


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Toilet shaped house being built in Korea

A Korean gentelman named Sim Jae-Duck is on a worldwide march to make world public bathrooms cleaner! Yes forget about feeding the poor and helping sick kids (just kidding)

The structure will cost 1.6 million to build and is 4000 sq. ft. (photos at the end of the post)

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Womans Golf National Team Practice

Photo essay of the womans golf national team practicing in Tehran. Golfing is fast becoming a popular sport among the youth specialy women. Photo Credit: Doorbin.net



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Google earth helps spot Swastika-Shaped building
You know you wonder why no one ever noticed this while  they where flying over San Diego during the past 50 years. Why it was the google earth map online service that did the trick. Well here is your tax dollars at work: The US Navy will be spending about $600,000 to redesign or camouflage a 1960s barracks building in San Diego because of complaints that it looks like a swastika when viewed from the air.

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Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Most photos are from India with one exception of a street dentistry practice in China. Can you imagine people actualy go to places like this to take care of their dental hygiene. To me its mind boggling, makes you wonder if we are in the 21st century.

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Workplace Safety
I hope this guys boss has good workers compensation Insurance. Most employees are trained to work safely on the job. However, that same worker will think nothing of taking shortcuts. Take  a look at what some blue color workers in developing countries have to do to cover for not having the appropriate work tools, clothing and protection.

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Photos from back home!
Lets go down memory lane. Thought to share this with you guys. Nice set of photos from Tehran. Originaly published in BBC, photos by: Arash Behmanesh and Arash. For those of us who have not been back for a while it brings back memories.

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Upcoming Movie Releases

The Assassination of Jesse James, starring Brad Pitt. Opening Sept 21. An action western surrounding the private life and public exploits of Americas most notorious outlaw, Jesse James. As the charismatic and unpredictable outlaw plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money--and the glory--that is riding on his capture.

 

The Kindgom, starring Jamie Foxx. Opening Sept 28. Foxx stars as whip-smart FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury, who has to assemble an elite team (Jennifer Garner, Oscar winner Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman) to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind responsible for a deadly attack on Americans working in Saudi Arabia.

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Create videos for your cell phone & iPod
Playing video on ones  cell or iPod requires that the files be in a 3GP format, MediaCell Video Converter is the best software for MP4/3GP file conversion for such Devices. MediaCell Converter introduces unmatchable video compression ratio and conversion speed (7 times of the playback). Download link is at the end of this post.

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Extreme Soccer Fans, A Photo Essay
Excitement is not just watching a football / soccer match, its also getting there, here we take it for granted, we just get in our cars or take the city train and there we are. But as depicted in this soccer friendly match in Afghanistan all hell breaks loose.

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Racist Political & Social Cartoons
The Columbus Dispatch compared Iranians to Roaches: I really dont know what people are thinking publishing editorial cartoons that are so vile & disgusting. I know a lot of people are going to say well how about when George Bush is compared to a chimp or in Iran they are questioning the Holocaust, my answer is 2 wrongs dont make right. If someone was stupid enough to stand in front of a speeding train and die would you do the same? If your answer is yes, ok then go ahead and die! If not question whatever you feel is wrong. Send polite comments to: gsheller@dispatch.com, michael.ramirez@investors.com

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