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  •  Boundless respect for the people of Egypt! (19+ / 0-)

    I'm sure I'm repeating many others, but I'm just joining in on today's discussion.

    For all those corporate shills in US media concern trolling about the future of Egypt: the PHENOMENALLY peaceful and civilized way in which the protesters have gone about about their business should be taken as an EXCELLENT indicator for the future.

    The game is hardly over yet - anyone with a lick of sense should be uneasy that the army is now in control - however, the way things have gone down SO FAR should give everyone a lot of hope for a decent and civilized future for the people of Egypt free from tyranny.

    And I think all us non-Egyptians who have been following the story from around the world can feel a LITTLE bit proud - I think our watching eyes have contributed to the Egyptian govt (including the military) NOT using major violence against the protesters - they did (do?)  not want the world to SEE them slaughtering their own people and so have been held in check.

    Anyway, today is a great day, and I have great hope for the future.

    •  I thought riot after the-worst-speech-ever (4+ / 0-)
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      last night.  I expected Cairo to be in flames within 15 minutes of Mubarak's speech on Thursday.  The Egyptian people showed the entire world something in this.

      Liberal, Democrat, Atheist, Socialist, Communist, and Fascist. I'm the whole package.

      by docterry on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 12:20:26 PM PST

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      •  I'm reminded of Max Yasgur's Woodstock speech. (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm a farmer, I don't know how to speak to twenty people at one time, let alone a crowd like this. But I think you people have proven something to the world — not only to the Town of Bethel, or Sullivan County, or New York State; you've proven something to the world. This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place. We have had no idea that there would be this size group, and because of that you've had quite a few inconveniences as far as water, food, and so forth. Your producers have done a mammoth job to see that you're taken care of… they'd enjoy a vote of thanks. But above that, the important thing that you've proven to the world is that a half a million kids — and I call you kids because I have children that are older than you are — a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I God Bless You for it!

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

        by lotlizard on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 12:30:30 PM PST

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    •  one phrase i learned (2+ / 0-)
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      in arabic.

      shayfeen - we are watching you.

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