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1 Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:39 pm

melvinlikechris

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I don't know what your stances are, but the coverage I've seen today has been incredible.

See a live stream of news here:
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Good news coverage here also:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/jan/28/egypt-protests-live-updates



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2 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:45 pm

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America or it didn't happen.

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3 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:59 pm

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I normally don't follow situations like this, but there is something about the madness of seeing people rioting and starting fires and then suddenly stopping to drop to they're knees to prey, as explosions and gunfire happens around them, that makes this hard to ignore.

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4 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:53 pm

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They are demanding Mubarak's ouster and venting their rage at years of government neglect of rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.
WORD. Support 100%.

Also, anyone who beats up foreign journalists for doing their jobs deserves to die in a fiery hell:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/egypt-protests-journalist-beaten-arrested_n_815436.html

Evidently a lot of journalists have been arrested and have not been heard from again. To me, that's what's most messed up. Those people are just trying to get information out there. Of course, information is the enemy of authoritarian regimes...


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5 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:02 pm

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This is some crazy shit. Hopefully it gets resolved for the best.

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6 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:10 pm

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There is a lot of civil unrest in many Arab countries lately due to their corrupt and worthless governments. The people are fed up and it's great to see them starting a revolution. Egypt in particular has so much potential if they have the right amount of reform.

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7 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:20 pm

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I've been following this now for the past couple of days. Its great to see the army supporting the people taking to the streets today.

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8 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:05 pm

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The people are fed up, freedom in Egypt is contracted, the regime has been in place for 30 very long years, no rights left except if your rich or belong to the Mubarak family.

Power to the people.

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9 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:06 pm

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Heytherejeffro wrote:America or it didn't happen.

DERP.

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10 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:17 pm

This happens in America within the next ten years.

With the rise of extremist groups in our government, it just shows how much people are fed up with government.


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11 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:16 pm

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When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross

If groups like the Tea Party (who are a bunch of arrogant fuckin dipshits who know nothing about economics of foreign politics) come to power, then yes America is in trouble.

Its had to tell for the future of Britain. Traditionally speaking, we aren't known for civil unrest, but if things carry on the way they are now, things may get ugly.

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12 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:25 pm

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On a more related note, President Mubarack is apparently going to be announcing that he will step down at the next election

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13 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:33 pm

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wow yeah thats messed up. that good that Mubarack is stepping down though. oh wait next election. still not good.

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14 Re: Protests in Egypt on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:10 pm

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15 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:32 pm

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Fighting breaks out in Cairo between supporters and opponents of President Mubarak, amid a backlash against Egypt's protests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12345656

Mubarak knows his time is up, now he's sending out the thugs to stir up some violence.

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16 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:05 pm

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The actions by Mubarack supporters today will be his ultimate undoing, as they have very publicly exposed the thuggish nature of his regime.

Unsurprisingly I haven't seen any women in the pro Mubarack crowd.

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17 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:36 pm

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Looks like a standard practice, bring out the security forces, police and military in civilian clothes as "Pro-Mubarak Supporters" to attack the anti-Mubarak protesters and then get the military to crackdown on all protest.

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18 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:43 pm

Look guys, I know this sounds like a great story: The People Taking Back Their Country-and all but I just see this thing ending in heart break for these people. Nobody has stepped forward and taken control of the main body of protesters. So when Mubarek leaves (make no mistake, he will. On his feet or in a box), everyone is going to be looking around saying, "Ok he left. What now?" I believe that void will be more than likely filled with a radical islamist and the people will be no better off then when Mubarek was in. Just how I see it. Don't see a good outcome for this. But kudos to them for actually having the balls to stand up for their beliefs.



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19 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:49 pm

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20 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:54 pm

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Also, this: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/does-glenn-beck-know-less-than.html

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21 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:06 pm

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Glad Mubarack is gone. Guy's a billionairre though, so it really doesn't matter if he stayed or left. They can't reverse the leeching of their economy, but pulling out the fangs is a good start. They still have a long trek. It's been fascinating and humbling watching a revolution of this magnitude in this day and age, widely covered, despite the attempted cut-off from their government.

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22 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:24 pm

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23 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:43 pm

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Ric Magnum wrote:Look guys, I know this sounds like a great story: The People Taking Back Their Country-and all but I just see this thing ending in heart break for these people. Nobody has stepped forward and taken control of the main body of protesters. So when Mubarek leaves (make no mistake, he will. On his feet or in a box), everyone is going to be looking around saying, "Ok he left. What now?" I believe that void will be more than likely filled with a radical islamist and the people will be no better off then when Mubarek was in. Just how I see it. Don't see a good outcome for this. But kudos to them for actually having the balls to stand up for their beliefs.

Don't buy into the Fox News fear-mongering man. The whole "its either a brutal dictator or the terrorists" argument is total bullshit. This movement since day 1 has been about the people of Egypt being fed up with a corrupt government and wanting to have the freedom to choose their own leaders. The majority of Egyptian people are politically moderate and just want a government that cares about its people's social and economic well being.

It certainly won't be an easy transition but I think it's healthy for any people to have accurate representation in their own governments. We Americans in particular should be the first ones to support that if we want to live up to our supposed ideals.

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24 Re: Protests in Egypt on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:49 pm

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^^^ exactly... we always try to compare everything to how the US was born and how the US does things... Well things are different, today than they were 200/300 or 800 years ago. Revolutions can happen that are in the best nature. Its not like, not going political just using an example, in Iraq or Afghanistan. In those countries the leader/s were forced out by an outside source. The people of the country, may not have liked the person, but had not reached point demanding said freedom. If they had, the government would have been overthrown with out the US/UN/etc intervention. In Egypt the people have/are speaking out. They are protesting. Things will change to the way they want, or more towards they want. In the US, if some country came and took out a government and went "ok start over and you do it" we would most likely install something similar or more severe than what we have. However if we in the USA got fed up with what we have and demanded a drastic change and over threw the government we would get closer to what the masses want...

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25 Re: Protests in Egypt on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:25 pm

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Mubarak resigns! Alhamdulillah! (Praise God!)

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

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