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Egypt Rejoices; The World Applauds (Open Thread) – [Updated]

The Egyptian people have ended the rule of Hosni Mubarak. They now find themselves on the threshold of a new era.

Photo: Curtis/AP via the New York Daily News,…

Much remains to be done. Political parties need to be organized, voter rolls prepared, slates of candidates and political platforms prepared, etc., etc.

May the Egyptians make wise decisions and be a model to other peoples yearning to be free.

[Update] – Thanks for finding that video, Rash. Here’s the embed.  Anyone who isn’t moved by this has a hole in their heart. – Ed.


  1. Shaun Appleby

    Need to be rescinded.  Twitter had numerous comments today about the curfew checkpoints being more stringently enforced by the army than they were previously.

  2. fogiv

    i’ve just done some quick napkin math, and i figure I’ve managed to import about 27% of my cd collection into itunes.  as it stands, i can run my ipod for 31 days straight without playing the same track twice.

  3. Stipes


    Picking up on the ancestral tradition, South Carolinians have spent much of the last two years asserting various forms of independence from the federal government and attempting to block different federal laws. Now a state senator from the Palmetto State has decided it’s time for South Carolina to create its own currency.

    State Sen. Lee Bright (R-Roebuck) says that federal spending and increased monetary intervention by the Fed have placed the entire US Federal Reserve system on a path to monetary collapse. And when the crash comes, state residents will need to rely on the stable South Carolina currency to weather the storm.

    If folks lose faith in the dollar, we need to have some kind of backup,” Bright told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Friday.

    What a brilliant fucking plan!  We all know how well that worked out for these:


  4. virginislandsguy

    Do any Moosers have recommendations about what groups to apply to join? Looks like slim pickings so far or else groups I doubt would invite me.

    I’m headed to Cambodia on a 2 day ‘visarun’ so only have a couple of hours to browse DK4. Bit of a learning curve but looking damn cool. Took me a few minutes to figure out how to follow people, some from here.  

  5. Rashaverak

    Police officers demonstrated to support the revolution in Tahrir Square on Sunday.

    What a difference two weeks make!

  6. Shaun Appleby

    A cautionary tale denied by everyone:

    Saudi Arabia’s 86-year-old King Abdullah was discharged from a New York City hospital in good health after going through two back operations in December 2010. The king delegated the management of the affairs of the world’s largest oil supplier to his half-brother, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, during his absence.

    King Abdullah talked with Obama about the situation in Egypt over the phone yesterday. Obama and the King got into a heated debate about their opinions of what Hosni Mubarak should do. After the phone call sources stated that King Abdullah was furious and then suffered a sudden heart attack.

    Doctors ran to his rescue  but were unable to save him.

    Saudia Arabia’s King Abdullah passed away Islam Times 10 Feb 11

    Everyone is denying this, especially the Saudi royal family and their spokespersons.  Still…:

    Brent crude oil futures rose sharply on the news, as well as continued political tension in the Middle East. According to the Financial Post, ICE Brent rose 55 cents to US$102.37 a barrel at 1055 GMT, while U.S. crude for March slipped 21 cents to US$86.5 a barrel. The futures level is their highest in a week.

    Michael Santo – Oil Futures Rise Sharply on Rumors of Saudi King Abdullah’s Death Huliq 10 Feb 11

    So not only did Obama screw the pooch with his policy on Egypt but he killed the Saudi king.  Heh.  This is what happens when heads explode all over the Middle East.

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