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Egypt's people rebelling over the President
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThvBJMzmSZI


So lots of rebelling in Egypt. Not really sure what built it up, but the trigger was when a Egyptian man set himself on fire in protest against the president/government and their reforms.


Just watched some live footage of the president's speech, which basically said:

"Not really my problem, but I'll sack the government and make a new one tomorrow."

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http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/?foo=bar


Here's some more info:



Egypt has also no longer any internet, the president/government ordered all internet providers to cut the internet power.

http://twitter.com/SultanAlQassemi/status/31337367352639488

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/01/201112991712140318.html

Searching on Egypt in China doesn't work as described in the link above.


Oh and, American media is failing hard at reporting anything that isn't out of date. It took awhile before anything was reported, and when a report finally came it was mostly false info.
Posted 1/29/11
Saw it on the news.
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came home from work & was like "...okaaay, this was random.."



(obviously, it's not & i hope it gets quelled soon.)
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Watching that video made me very sad. Why have I not heard more about this in the news?!
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Oh and, American media is failing hard at reporting anything that isn't out of date. It took awhile before anything was reported, and when a report finally came it was mostly false info.

And that's why you never watch TV news stations.
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http://english.aljazeera.net/ is one of the more reliable sources out there, especially compared to American media.
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Its these protest that will give protesters the hope that they can win huge fights like these. . If they can take down a 30 year hierarchy in 4 days imagine what can happen next in the future for other protesters.
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Damn, you got to it before me
Yeah, all over North Africa, the young people are questioning the authorities and government.

Tbh, I think Tunisia started this, with their tossing their president out...
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Damn, you got to it before me
Yeah, all over North Africa, the young people are questioning the authorities and government.

Tbh, I think Tunisia started this, with their tossing their president out...


They did. The trigger for getting him thrown out was probably the guy who self-immolated himself in protest. It's a powerful and horrible message to everyone.
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That dude was SERIOUS!!!
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~Corrupt men are everywhere. Doesn't matter what race they are or what country they live in as long as they have power in their hands, they will use it as much as they can and think only of their greedy selves. Poverty is everywhere.I can understand wanting to protest to the government for their ignorance on the poor people of their country but setting yourself on fire? I can hardly imagine what desperate people think...though I suppose that's why I still don't understand politics, and all the poor and powerless people. I just continue living my life w/ the same old routine w/o a care of what's happening in the world.Although it would get my interest if that case happened here in the Philippines,since its not, I don't really care.
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~Corrupt men are everywhere. Doesn't matter what race they are or what country they live in as long as they have power in their hands, they will use it as much as they can and think only of their greedy selves. Poverty is everywhere.I can understand wanting to protest to the government for their ignorance on the poor people of their country but setting yourself on fire? I can hardly imagine what desperate people think...though I suppose that's why I still don't understand politics, and all the poor and powerless people. I just continue living my life w/ the same old routine w/o a care of what's happening in the world.Although it would get my interest if that case happened here in the Philippines,since its not, I don't really care.


I guess you're too young to remember The Marcos, clan. (Though who could forget Imelda Marcos and her billion shoes)


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_DaboinextdoorSed wrote:

~Corrupt men are everywhere. Doesn't matter what race they are or what country they live in as long as they have power in their hands, they will use it as much as they can and think only of their greedy selves. Poverty is everywhere.I can understand wanting to protest to the government for their ignorance on the poor people of their country but setting yourself on fire? I can hardly imagine what desperate people think...though I suppose that's why I still don't understand politics, and all the poor and powerless people. I just continue living my life w/ the same old routine w/o a care of what's happening in the world.Although it would get my interest if that case happened here in the Philippines,since its not, I don't really care.


I guess you're too young to remember The Marcos, clan. (Though who could forget Imelda Marcos and her billion shoes)




~How could I forget that when it was being taught to me over and over since grade school up until 1st year. It's just that I wasn't born yet when the event happened, or you maybe right. Maybe my mind is too young too understand that, or I just don't have a care in the world.Well even if I'm mature enough to understand, I still wouldn't care since it happened already and nothing's really changed here. Bring someone down from power and we'll just find someone worse or incapable to replace him in the future. Don't get me wrong though, I think Cory Aquino was fine. just that I think his idiot son doesn't deserve his position. Would've been more content if Gordon or Gibo won the presidency. Sorry if I'm getting off topic here... :]
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Oh and, American media is failing hard at reporting anything that isn't out of date. It took awhile before anything was reported, and when a report finally came it was mostly false info.


I see by your avatar that it says you live in Norway...so how can you accurately say that the American media is failing at reporting anything? My husband and I have been following updates on the events in Eygpt for the past 4 days at least (my husband more often then me because he is more interested in politics and world affairs then I am...). But there are articles posted on Comcast.net right now, and that is hardly a major news source.
I checked Fox News, MSN, CSPAN, MSNBC, CNBC, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Times...ALL of them have extensive coverage of events taking place in Eygpt.


Anyways, the protests getting violent is very unfortunate. It is sad that Mubarak is so high on his own power that he can't see his people saying there is something wrong and that things need to change. I hope he will put forth more effort then just creating a vice presidential spot out of the blue...if he thinks that will suddenly put checks and balances in place and appease the masses, I think he will have to do much better than that. The people want him to step down, and he isn't even considering it. Personally, I think I would before my head ended up on a platter...
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Oh and, American media is failing hard at reporting anything that isn't out of date. It took awhile before anything was reported, and when a report finally came it was mostly false info.


I see by your avatar that it says you live in Norway...so how can you accurately say that the American media is failing at reporting anything? My husband and I have been following updates on the events in Eygpt for the past 4 days at least (my husband more often then me because he is more interested in politics and world affairs then I am...). But there are articles posted on Comcast.net right now, and that is hardly a major news source.
I checked Fox News, MSN, CSPAN, MSNBC, CNBC, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Times...ALL of them have extensive coverage of events taking place in Eygpt.


Anyways, the protests getting violent is very unfortunate. It is sad that Mubarak is so high on his own power that he can't see his people saying there is something wrong and that things need to change. I hope he will put forth more effort then just creating a vice presidential spot out of the blue...if he thinks that will suddenly put checks and balances in place and appease the masses, I think he will have to do much better than that. The people want him to step down, and he isn't even considering it. Personally, I think I would before my head ended up on a platter...


Because I have friends in America. The comment was meant mostly for the "starting" phase of this rebellion. Of course you'll find it on all the major news sites, if they don't report it as well now that everyone else has started, they'll lose readers.


Speaking of sad;


The situation is rather crazy down there right now. The army has joined the crowd, fires are spreading throughout the cities, firemen and police have fled, 700 dangerous inmates have escaped from a high-security prison, looting of some shops has started, and a couple of mummies in the Tutankhamun collection at the Cairo museum nearby have been destroyed. In contrast to the relatively well-controlled revolution in the much smaller Tunisia just prior to this, this might be a messy one.


http://imgur.com/a/1X8e1

Looters smash treasures and mummies in Egyptian Museum

Human wall protecting Cairo's museum:
http://yfrog.com/h7h2fwj


_DaboinextdoorSed wrote:

~Corrupt men are everywhere. Doesn't matter what race they are or what country they live in as long as they have power in their hands, they will use it as much as they can and think only of their greedy selves. Poverty is everywhere.I can understand wanting to protest to the government for their ignorance on the poor people of their country but setting yourself on fire? I can hardly imagine what desperate people think...though I suppose that's why I still don't understand politics, and all the poor and powerless people. I just continue living my life w/ the same old routine w/o a care of what's happening in the world.Although it would get my interest if that case happened here in the Philippines,since its not, I don't really care.


Self-immolation is a demonstration of detachment from the flesh, dedication to the cause. It is an extremely noble thing, and we should all admire it.

It is the ultimate demonstration of selflessness.
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