Did you see this coming?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Two Thumbs, Oct 10, 2011.

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Did you see this violence coming?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2012.
  1. Yes

    60.0%
  2. No

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    0.0%
  3. Yes, of course. You'd have to be an idiot not to.

    35.0%
  4. No, I think this is isolated.

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Why should we care?

    10.0%
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  1. Two Thumbs
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    Freedom is a precious choice. We have devalued ours through decades of apathy and silent consent to the Oligarchy.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    It appears that secular humanism isn't exactly on everyone's agenda for Egypt.

    Que surprise!
     
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    This article didn't mention the muslim brotherhood, at least i didn't see it....but i know it's been reported that they were taking over (heard it somewhere!)...as soon as i heard that though i knew there would be alot of trouble. All that was done was to put the land in the hands of the enemy and haters. And i agree, the same will happen in Libya. And our president supported this...good going! :(
     
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    Although we are a free country and people are free to dissent and protest, I did expect small groups such as what we saw during the Vietnam era and what we are seeing now.

    I also have been worried with race relations since the president has been office and his divisive attitude he brought to the office and in some of his judgement calls. What was a bringing together of us all has turned to the opposite since his presidency has continued. This is so unfortunate and wasn't foreseen.

    We have had a good life here in the US. Even the poor live well when compared to other countries when you see they have electronics in their home and are usually living in homes and apartments. We are entering a time now where sacrifices may be necessary and our people are not used to this. Everyone will have to do their part and this may cause friction and suggestions of class warfare and a "take from other" attitude is starting.
     
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    60 Minutes had a piece on the situation last evening, it seems the generals are still in charge. It's gonna be a tough fight. Religious intolerance is often a harder obstacle to overcome, consider only the attitude of the Christian right in America on Romney's religion.
     
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    Perhaps sacrifices have always been necessary, just not within mainstream. I don't know if I would necessarily blame this administration over any other. It seems to have been a process and continues to be so.

    As far as Egypt is concerned, it seems a bit overdue and has been building momentum for a very long time.
     
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    "The better the devil you know."
     
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    OK, supposedly we won in Iraq. What happened to their Christians there under our occupation?
     
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    The left is much more bigoted in that respect than the right is. But, count on you to be clueless and/or dishonest about that.
     

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