Egypt

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  1. RCyyz
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    Not sure where this thread should go, but just a general shout out to Egypt and Egyptians everywhere. Good luck as Egypt heads down a new path! Enjoy tonight's celebrations.
     
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    I'm joining you : Good Luck to Egypt 2.0 [​IMG]
     
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    James T. Kirk: In every revolution, there's one man with a vision.
    Alternate Spock: One man cannot summon the future.
    James T. Kirk: But one man can change the present.
     
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    That "thumbs up" smilie would be handy here.

    My hope is that much of northern Africa and the Middle East follows suit, preferably with fewer casualties. What happened in eastern Europe in the 80's & 90's could be replaying here.
     
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    Sustainability will be the question. The orange revolution in the Ukraine shows how difficult it is.
     
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    As a Ukrainian who was very excited for the Orange Revolution, I have to say nothing's changed... I visited last year and the country is still as backwards and corrupt as I left it 15 years ago... perhaps even worse.

    As far as Egypt goes, I met a relative of the departed tyrant who now lives in Spain and he wouldn't stop boasting about Sharm el-Sheikh. I would love to visit, especially now.
     
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    The Ukraine is one exception -- count the successes: East Germany, Poland, 3 Baltic states. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia .... They have barely started in northern Africa & the Middle East.

    Eventually there will be 4,000 Saudi princes in need of gainful employement. :)
     
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    Only if the new governments fail in repatriating the billions they have squirreled out of the country. That money could go a long way towards infrastructure improvements.
     
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    That will be more a function of the countries where they are trying to hide the money. Until they run out of oil, the plundered funds will be easily replaced as oil prices continue to climb.
     
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    'zackly. Still, even with their oil revenue, those billions could help.
    I'm sure they parked the money in a "safe" (meaning safe for the princes) place.
     
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    According wikileaks the future for Saudi oil may not be that bright.
     

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