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  1. How many different political and economic systems have been tried and tested in the Middle East? Monarchy has failed. It is not a stable system of government. It is an unfair system where a royal family treats a nation as a business. Socialism and Communism came and went. Egypt and South Yemen had that model. It failed. Dictatorship was a disaster. Saddam's Iraq, Mubarak's Egypt, They all failed. Democracy is an illusion which is also on the verge of failing. You have to understand, Turkey and Pakistan are both secular democratic governments. Both nations have corrupt politicians. Both nations have only two dominant political parties. When it comes time to do something that is in the best interests of their respective countries, they both fail. Whether it is the IPI gas pipeline or giving the Kurds their rights or taking a stance on foreign policy issues, they simply fail. In the end, the only solution is a return to a just Islamic Government for all the nations of the region. Our 12th Imam is not here. Not everything is perfect. In every government there is going to be some injustice. Iran has had a stable government for nearly 40 years now. It is not a client state of Russia, China, or the United States. It has an independent foreign policy. Domestically, unlike the secular "democratic" government in Turkey, it is not at war with its minority Sunni population. It is not at war with its Kurdish population. It is not bombing its neighbors to the north. Unlike the "democratic" elected government in Pakistan, it has fulfilled its obligations in regards to the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline.
  2. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-34440567 In numbers: the decline of global extreme poverty1990: 1,959 billion = 37.1% of world's population. 1999: 1,747 billion = 29% of world's population. 2012: 902 million = 12.8% of world's population. 2015: 702 million = 9.6% of world's population.
  3. I was going through my notifications and noticed that two members had started a personal conversation with me. "If you have any problem with Mods/Admins kindly write a PM to someone in the SC Moderating Team, not write negative replies in the topics. Thanks." How do I write a PM? Can someone please help me with this issue?
  4. I find your response and rhetoric to be very appalling. I reiterate, I do not know who "Fisherking" is. I do not know who you are. I do not know anyone on this website. If there is anyway I can prove to you that I am not "Fisherking", that is within reason, to allay your concerns, I will oblige. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.religion.islam.arabic/4S7gdcVzeV0/x9Mkg4PKTjkJ "If the admin's don't like someone they just accuse you of "trying to pick up girls" and ban you." I do not ignore moderators "PM's". I do not even know how to use the utility. Had I known, I would have responded in due time. I am sorry that you feel this way.
  5. The case of the United States is a bit different. This has not been brought up yet, but the Oil for Dollars system should be noted. You mentioned that wages continued to go up until the 1970's. During that time, the cold war was also going on and the United States was at a disadvantage since it could only spend money relative to its gold supply. They ended this and came to an understanding with the opec nations. Since that time, the only way a nation could buy oil was with dollars. It was beneficial at the time for the United States to have this system and the only way for it to work was importing cheap products from abroad while giving dollars in return. Had they not done this, it would have been very difficult for the system to function at all. There are many people who support donald trump because he has said that he would place high tariffs on imports coming in, to lure manufacturing back to the United States. But this would result in the same problems as mentioned. If the world is not getting dollars via importing, then they would have no choice but to switch to an alternative currency since they would still need the oil. Costs for a product are both dependent on supply and demand, and wages. The more the public's income levels go up, the more they will be willing to pay for the product. The more the demand goes up relative to the supply, the more the product will also cost.
  6. What have I done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? I come to this website. I post in topics that are within my scope of understanding. I mind my own business. I leave. I scroll this thoughts topic and I read: "A thief escapes from prison. He doesn't want to get caught. But he can't help telling the world that he is a thief." It is very disrespectful and disappointing. I do not know who you are. I do not know who "Fisherking" is. I do not know any of the people on this website. Show some class and respect. “A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.”― Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
  7. When you have a population that wants their constitutional rights respected on one side, especially the second amendment, then on the other hand, you have a government who has slowly over time, tried their utmost to limit or take away some of those rights, it eventually becomes a problem. Many Americans are passionate about their second amendment rights. The only way for the government to take away or limit those rights would be to spread fear and panic in the hopes the public would bow to gun control. This fits a pattern with the United States government unfortunately both in terms foreign and domestic policy. It wouldn't shock me if incidents such as these are the work of our Government. That being said, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy.
  8. Taking into account the fact that modern day Bangladesh too was part of pre-partition India which was also formerly East Pakistan, If one were to combine the populations of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Muslims living in India today, what would their total representation be versus the Hindu population? Would it be really so overwhelming that the Hindus would put the Muslims down and not give them any rights? What was the total Muslim population versus the Hindus before the partition? It should also be noted that there is also a Christian presence in southern India and a Sikh presence. Sikhs are different from Hindus. What position did they take during the conflict? Lastly, how did representation work? There was a congress party, how were seats alloted? To my knowledge, the Muslim League was formed later. What was the government structure? Looking at modern day Pakistan, it can be said that Partition was a mistake. India today is a safer place to be. At the same time, Pakistan is a Muslim majority country with a strong army. It is a Nuclear power. If there was no partition, for all intents and purposes the Muslims would likely be a minority. There would not be as many achievements(I cannot believe I am using the term in regards to Pakistan). Globally, the situation in the Middle East with the Israelis and Palestinians, the argument can be made that it is because of Pakistan being a nuclear power and it's assistance to neighboring Muslim Nations, the dream of a Palestinian state is still alive today. It can go both ways.
  9. The cost of labor and relaxed labor laws in countries such as China and Vietnam has played a huge role in the decline of American Manufacturing. There is no denying this. You have to understand, not all companies send these jobs overseas to fill their own pockets. It is because they are left with no other choice. If companies kept manufacturing jobs in the United States and paid their employees $7.25, $8.25, $8.75, $9.00 hourly, which is only minimum wage so their pay would likely be a lot higher than this, the cost of the total product they sell to the American public would skyrocket. At the same time, if you factor in countries overseas selling those same goods in the United States, at a much cheaper cost, which end product do you think the American people would prefer? The less expensive one obviously. The example you provided of germany is one which I am in agreement with. But even if you had the same system here, how would they compete with overseas manufacturing? We should remember too that Germany is part of the European Union. I do not know the laws of the European Union so I will not comment in that regard. However, they have a common currency in the euro which makes it impossible for other nations in the grouping to take advantage. http://www.epi.org/publication/eu-jobs-at-risk/ https://uk.news.yahoo.com/eu-could-lose-3-5-million-jobs-cuts-040238976--business.html http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/accessing-markets/trade-defence/ Reading the above articles, it seems that the European Union has stricter regulations in place to prevent nations such as China from competing against their own domestic manufacturers.
  10. That is another problem that must be fixed. If you have campaign regulations and limit political contributions, there would be no incentive for our president and men and women in congress to bail out those big boys. But sadly they will never do that since it will be of no benefit to them.
  11. Firstly it depends on what area of the world we are talking about. There is no perfect economic model out there. Impoverished people which you mentioned exist everywhere. Socialism, Communism, Capitalism. They work in certain places and fail in others. After the fall of the Soviet Union, they tried "Shock Therapy" in Russia, it failed. Socialism and Communism may work in Cuba and China but it won't work in the United States or any other Western nation. A nation's constitution, laws of the land, regulations all factor into it as well. If we want to fix the United States economic system for example, reduce poverty, there is many ways of going about it by simply altering the existing system in place. The structure is solid and the foundation is there. It just needs some tweaks. Let us start with deregulation of the existing laws. One of the reasons China has lured American manufacturing is because there is no fixed minimum wage. The unions in this country have killed us by demanding higher and higher wages. Higher wages create more expenses for a company and hence they go overseas or lay off workers. Another reason is our high standards with regards to safety and cleanliness. Companies nowadays have to spend so much money so satisfy local governments and meet regulations, that the expenses are just not worth it. This affects the number of workers they hire. Our governments, both at the state and federal levels are not faultless either. They put in these regulations which reduce jobs while at the same time, offering tax incentives and breaks for big corporations to move to their localities. If a person wants to start their own street business in the middle of an urban area, outdoors, they should be allowed to do it. We see commercial carts in our shopping malls, food trucks in manhattan, why on earth should that not be tried and replicated elsewhere? I am sure that will provide more jobs and opportunities for people as well. We can look at the time limitations as well. Certain stores have to close by certain times. Why not end limitations or extend hours in places where businesses can maybe profit even more, while at the same time creating more jobs? There is many regulations and standards that should be gone. Third thing, we do have many billionaires in the United States and around the world. Many sports teams are owned by billionaires and owning a professional sports franchise is very lucrative business. Some owners rarely invest a dime into the success of their sports teams but fans still show up. They buy their beers and other concession items while watching lousy teams stink up the joint. These owners whenever they need a new stadium, will hold entire cities and taxpayers hostage for their own profit. They make a lot of money. You mentioned poverty, what if there weren't any billionaire owners at all? What if the profit that is made from these sports franchises, after all expenses calculated, went to non profits and charity? Don't you think this would somewhat help with the poverty both in this nation and around the world? There are many other factors which can be added but yes, poverty can certainly be reduced and it doesn't take a genius to go about it. :)
  12. You have to find yourself first. Do what truly interests you and makes you happy. Something that you are extremely passionate about which will uplift you. Something which you run towards because you want it really bad. Scheduling your studies is easy but you have to have the heart and pride factor before that. Otherwise you won't be happy or "want" to do it. We all have different talents and are unique in that regard. We have to find out what those talents are first.
  13. Someone who's spent so much time and money trying to become something deserves to be fairly compensated for their hard work. Human nature in that case would mean them getting upset, because they worked so hard only to earn the same living wage as a first timer working at Mcdonalds who didn't work as hard. In other words, they would feel they deserve more and rightfully so.
  14. I have been to Boston. It was while back but near the Quincy Market in Downtown Boston, there was a Panera Bread or a Starbucks where some Sisters working in the back room were wearing the Hijab. So my guess would be they would not mind.
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