Egypt gives public workers a big raise.

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    Just saw that on a news ticker a while ago.
     
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    Finding jobs is more important and that's where they really need help. I mean, you saw the Camels, right? Eighty million people and the unemployment rate is only for the populations of the cities and the tribal authorities. Not "out there" in the boonies.

    I've been to Egypt many times. Like much of the Muslim countries, they have some major cities and squalor and then poverty full ahead.

    The MB get their most fanatic from the squalor. That's where they spend much of their time.
     
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    Let's send Pete Seeger over there to sing some union organizin' songs...
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    Strikes erupt as Egypt protesters defy VP warnings
    9 Feb.`11 — Thousands of state workers and impoverished Egyptians launched strikes and protests around the country on Thursday over their economic woes as anti-government activists sought to expand their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak despite warnings from the vice president that protests won't be tolerated much longer.
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    Analysis: Egypt military in power grab amid unrest
    Feb 9,`11 -- After two weeks of protests, Egypt's military now has four of its own in the nation's top government posts and thousands of its soldiers providing security in the streets.
     
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    Just like Arafat, Mubarak got his...
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    Mubarak used last 18 days in power to transfer wealth to untraceable overseas accounts
    Sunday 13th February, 2011 - Western intelligence sources have claimed that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had transferred his vast wealth into untraceable accounts overseas within 18 days of political unrest in that country.
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    Egypt shutters banks after new protests from employees, police
    February 13, 2011 -- Egypt's new government on Sunday ordered banks closed for the next two days after protests by National Bank workers apparently drove out the head of the institution.

     
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    Many of those 'untraceable' accounts have already been found, and frozen.
     
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    Hosni gonna have to show `em the money...
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    Probe sought of Mubarak family's purported fortune
    Feb 13,`11 -- Switzerland has frozen whatever assets Hosni Mubarak and his associates may have there, and anti-corruption campaigners are demanding the same of other countries. But experts say hunting for the deposed Egyptian leader's purported hidden wealth - let alone recovering it - will be an enormous task.
     

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