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Rick Steves on Iran: Americans NEED to see this video

There's a quote attributed to Mark Twain that goes like this: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

In this lecture Rick Steves proves that he is more than a travel writer. He has had the courage to vindicate Twain's statement. He has very much proven himself to be a true patriot and gentleman.


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thanks for

Bringing this back into the conversation Michael. I missed this one.

Pure Fucking Gold @ 14:00:

"We have to understand the roots of this [Iran/United States Relationship]. For us, history with Iran starts [...] in 1978. What do you know before that?"

"Well, for the Iranians, the history starts in 1953, with us. 1953 is the year that Britain and the US and the CIA threw out their Democratically elected Prime Minister [Moseddegh]."

Boom! Whenever another American realizes that TOUGH TRUTH, I salute them because it means they are on the "right path." Of course, imo...

I loved it. Thanks for this, Adam. I'll be looking for more Rick Steve material in the near future.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

"I heard there was no credit

"I heard there was no credit cards, you had to bring cash with you..."

Oh really?


This must get spread. Very good video.

Lies, lies, lies!!!!!

Everyone knows what a bloodthirsty bunch of terrorizers the Iranians are!!!!

Why, why, we all know that just one....that's right...just one of those little speed boats with the fellas on board could destroy our entire fleet over there!

And the bomb they already, probably, have is aimed right at Israel!!!

Oh, Lawd have mursuh on us all!

Can't let this fall off the page

Bump for cultural understanding.

thanks. great video

thanks. great video

Very, very good...Thank you!

Very, very good...Thank you!

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bumping for urgency

...or is that urgent-see?

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

70 million people are under attack from Washington


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Oh my goodness, the ignorance of Ron Paul detractors...you are just as guilty as the Iran fear mongers...TRY TO ACTUALLY THINK FOR YOURSELF, instead of regurgitating what CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, et al, tell you...He is the ONLY politician making a stand against the racist war on drugs, the criminally insane wars we perpetrate, and our ever growing loss of civil liberties in this country..I was initally a Ron Paul detractor myself, then I actaully started to read where he stands ont the issues..my goodness what a breath of fresh air...so go ahead and vote for Romney or Obama and continue to bitch about the wars we perpetuate, the debt we will NEVER payoff, and the loss of freedom...Bedtime for Timmy B...Oh yeah, Great job, Rick Steeves...my wife and I have been fans for years

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I'm glad people can see the

I'm glad people can see the positive side of my country!
btw i would like all to watch this film to see what is Iran
The best film of 2011 by Roger Ebert, nominated for the golden globe for best foreign film, won many awards: A SEPARATION.

U.S.A. or America?

In that video there is a billboard that says
Down with the U.S.A., and the narrator says "death to America": now, please, can something be made very clear to me?


Are people measuring and then opposing a criminal government run by criminals or are people measuring and then opposing the honest productive people who are duped into following such governments?


An honest productive person in America pays taxes that fund Aggressive Wars for Profit perpetrated by a criminal government at the National Level. Being duped into paying for such things the honest productive person in America may look at Iran and measure Iran and then oppose Iran.

What does that person oppose?

Does that honest productive person in America oppose the people who control the Iranian Government or does that honest productive person in America oppose honest productive people in Iran, or does that honest productive person in America merely work productively, pay taxes, and repeat things that other people say?


What does a person in Iran do?

When I read the sign, I read a sign that says Down with U.S.A.

I did not read a sign that says death to America.

When someone opposes any regime that invades and occupies a foreign land, torturing, and murdering the people in the occupied land, does someone oppose the regime, or the tax payers that fund that regime, or both?


Israel is run by a Zionist regime.

When an Iranian, any one can speak for him, or her, self, opposes Israel does that Iranian oppose the people who conduct aggressive wars for profit, such as what is being done in Palestine, or, does that Iranian oppose any person in, or from Israel?

Is it a good idea to know the truth, or is it good enough to blame everyone for the premeditated, but perpetuating, crimes orchestrated by a very few, very powerful people?

Why is it good, in anyone's mind, to use whatever defensive power available up on causing more violence upon the innocent?


Watched this with a

Watched this with a scared-of-a-muslim-under-my-bed person today and it left him virtually speechless. He said he "has a lot of thinking to do"


There is nothing more beautiful than a mind opening

Thank you for being the seed.


Was so BLESSED by this video!

I loved listening to Rick Steves paint a very real, endearing picture of 'Iranian life'.
I smiled as Steves retold the story of a typical traffic jam in Iran, and how there are no traffic lights but the people manage to get around without them. I loved hearing him explain how Iranians treat and see foreigners as 'gifts from God'...and then he explained that during the traffic jam an Iranian driver noticed that a foreigner was sitting in another car and rolled down the window and handed the foreigner a bouquet of flowers and said 'sorry about the traffic'. Wow...that was really precious.
I also laughed when Steves explained that the language of Iran is often misinterpreted by Westerners...(example, the driver of the taxi yelled 'Death to Traffic'...to Iranians the phrase 'Death to"is when one is disgusted about something and wants it to end.
I would love to see this video on the front page of Daily Paul.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

I finally finished it, and . . .

his honesty is refreshing--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

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This is excellent and informative

I am having to cut it off at the half hour mark but will watch the rest tomorrow.

Nice job!

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Rick took notice of this post...


Rick wrote a little blurb on his facebook page

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

Go to his Facebook page and comment!

This piece is wonderful and he is complimenting Ron Paul and the Daily Paul! We should always take every opportunity to thank and while doing so, spread the message. Thank you for letting us know, David, of this link.

I'm not on facebook, but I read what Rick Steves wrote--

I don't have MSM, but a family member who does made some DVDs of Rick Steves' program for a special event, and I actually knew who this person was--

I was impressed, and I think it is very funny that Steves believes that Ron Paul wrote the OP--


it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

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Phew! Good thing Adam81's OP is well-tempered and

presentable. But Steves' mistaking DailyPaul as "Ron's own blog" is a little alarming! Actually VERY alarming: we might have to start behaving here.

Great Lecture

I enjoyed this speech even though I didn't really learn anything new. There were some really funny anecdotes and Steves keeps it interesting.

If you want to check out his actual trip to Iran, here's the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2884232348733568709

This would fit well on

the front page. hint hint

Good thoughts, but...

I am from the Seattle area and have been to many Rick Steves presentations. I have used his books to travel Europe, and I think they're awesome. That being said, don't confuse Rick Steves for a small government patriot, he's not. He is a typical Seattle liberal. His travel advice is awesome, his politics are very leftist. He often goes on about the virtues of European social engineering.

I happened to be at the very first Iran presentation he did at the Seattle Center when he got back from Iran. I thought it was a great presentation for one reason; he loves the people of Iran, and wants them to be free. What was great to me was how he presented the people of Iran and their government as two very different entities. The people really want to be free, they are educated, they want to be open to the rest of the world. He certainly doesn't think we should bomb them though. He is very anti-war (I wonder if he's a RP supporter yet).

Everyone wants to be free

"What was great to me was how he presented the people of Iran and their government as two very different entities."

The same applies in the United States, and for the most part every country on earth.

And we are supposed to have a Representative form of government.

True, but I think we can both

True, but I think we can both agree Iran is on the extreme side with countries like China, and North Korea