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Response to Reply #101
120. I am from an extremely rural and poor area of south Alabama
and no, there is no (ok, very little) poverty in the US like there is in some of these other countries. You just cannot compare it...it is not even close...

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  -"Wishing" for a revolution in the US in the light of Egypt is insulting to the Egyptian protestors Godhumor  Jan-28-11 03:40 PM   #0 
  - Because we can't want nice things too?  AlabamaLibrul   Jan-28-11 03:41 PM   #1 
  - Compared to poor Egyptians, you live in the lap of luxury. nt  sufrommich   Jan-28-11 03:52 PM   #16 
  - fuckin' A! n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-28-11 04:01 PM   #21 
  - You haven't been to the rural south lately, have you? n/t  melody   Jan-28-11 04:23 PM   #48 
  - I have...and the small pockets of poverty there  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-28-11 04:49 PM   #73 
  - To clarify on what I said earlier, and I do stand by it,  AlabamaLibrul   Jan-28-11 07:56 PM   #107 
  - you mean like New Orleans?...n/t  dtmfman   Jan-28-11 09:16 PM   #111 
  - The last time I visited Appalachia, thank you.  Kalyke   Jan-28-11 10:35 PM   #118 
  - yes, I DO know what I am talking about...  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-29-11 03:42 AM   #121 
     - oh, but there is. the causes are the same; it's the same world system.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 04:10 AM   #127 
     - No, there really isn't. Egypt is Egypt. America is America.  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 04:13 AM   # 
        - egyptian poverty has a different cause than american poverty? do tell.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 04:14 AM   #129 
           - Since when was I talking about cause?  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 04:17 AM   #130 
              - i think you better take a look at the post you responded to.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 04:26 AM   #132 
     - Have you been to Appalachia?  melody   Jan-29-11 08:59 AM   #157 
     - But that's not the point of a comparison  jberryhill   Jan-29-11 01:35 PM   #167 
        - Oh, well, that does make the difference  melody   Jan-29-11 03:25 PM   #170 
        - Yes they do - but the scale is incomparable  jberryhill   Jan-29-11 03:55 PM   #175 
           - I don't think there will be a mass uprising here  melody   Jan-29-11 04:03 PM   #176 
              - The point of the thread was about the types of conditions and numbers relevant to  jberryhill   Jan-29-11 04:34 PM   #181 
                 - That might have been your point of the thread  melody   Jan-30-11 02:09 AM   #217 
        - Go check out post 156 "No comparison, eh?"  melody   Jan-29-11 03:30 PM   #173 
           - Have you visited the 3rd world lately........EVER?????  Mojeoux   Jan-29-11 08:01 PM   #199 
              - Collecting shit for cooking fuel  jberryhill   Jan-29-11 08:20 PM   #201 
                 - Human excrement is used on crops  melody   Jan-30-11 02:05 AM   #216 
                    - No one in the US has to walk miles for water  Mojeoux   Jan-30-11 02:55 PM   #231 
                       - Here we have cracks to fall through, in the 3rd world they haven't even got cracks. nt  Mojeoux   Jan-30-11 02:56 PM   #232 
     - No comparison, eh?  Kalyke   Jan-29-11 01:31 PM   #165 
        - Superb post, exactly  melody   Jan-29-11 03:27 PM   #171 
        - Actually the trash is a big part of it  Recursion   Jan-29-11 07:33 PM   #191 
           - Oh, I see, it's just they have more trash  melody   Jan-30-11 02:12 AM   #218 
              - No, it's not "just that they have more trash"  Recursion   Jan-30-11 10:23 AM   #227 
  - So, you're saying,  Le Taz Hot   Jan-29-11 04:00 AM   #123 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-29-11 08:36 AM   #155 
     - Amen n/t  melody   Jan-29-11 03:28 PM   #172 
  - I'm FROM the rural south, and no, there is no comparison. n/t  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:53 PM   #78 
  - Oddly, melody has gone silent... n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-28-11 05:27 PM   #88 
  - Oddly, Melody was making dinner for her family  melody   Jan-28-11 07:14 PM   #101 
     - I am from an extremely rural and poor area of south Alabama  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-29-11 03:38 AM   #120 
     - Look, if you need to be right, consider yourself right  melody   Jan-29-11 09:02 AM   #158 
     - Maybe you should not make dinner for your family  AngryAmish   Jan-29-11 06:53 AM   #144 
        - Oh, yeah, that's fair. You don't even know me.  melody   Jan-29-11 09:03 AM   #159 
  - Tell that to my cousin's neighbor  melody   Jan-28-11 07:17 PM   #102 
  - your first sentence tells the difference...  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-29-11 03:47 AM   #122 
  - You need to tell your cousin's neighbor about WIC  cali   Jan-29-11 07:28 AM   #150 
     - My cousin's neighbor is a hillbilly  melody   Jan-29-11 04:05 PM   #177 
        - oh, so they are offered help and refuse it ? so that's a lot different than Egypt  JI7   Jan-29-11 07:12 PM   #188 
        - I can't believe this post  melody   Jan-30-11 02:13 AM   #219 
           - you don't think that's a big difference ? that there is some help offered in America unlike Egypt ?  JI7   Jan-30-11 03:01 AM   #222 
        - yes, I've been to Appalachia. Reminds me of the Northeast Kingdom  cali   Jan-30-11 03:12 AM   #223 
  - So am I - and the ex wife of an Arabic man.  Kalyke   Jan-28-11 10:58 PM   #119 
  - We have clean water, Egyptians boil water out of the Nile in buckets  barbiegeek   Jan-29-11 08:57 AM   #156 
     - some of us have clean water. some egyptians have clean water too.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 07:58 PM   #195 
     - Appalachia boils water -- their rivers are poisoned by strip mining  melody   Jan-30-11 02:16 AM   #220 
  - What has perplexed me about the Middle East is the extensive poverty.  olegramps   Jan-29-11 06:14 AM   #139 
  - Mankind's default position is abject poverty  AngryAmish   Jan-29-11 07:00 AM   #145 
  - default position = untold wealth.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 08:00 PM   #198 
  - why do you think that is when a lot of them have a lot of oil?  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 07:59 PM   #196 
  - but in fear as well. fear of losing one's job, home, health care -- for starters.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 07:45 PM   #193 
  - How often do the secret police beat your ass?  Teaser   Jan-28-11 04:07 PM   #29 
  - Who needs secret police when ordinary police can do the job?  saras   Jan-28-11 04:15 PM   #37 
     - they don't typically watch everything you say, take your  tigereye   Jan-28-11 05:51 PM   #90 
  - You think war is a nice thing? This isn't a game. n/t  pnwmom   Jan-28-11 04:21 PM   #44 
  - See?  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 04:54 AM   #134 
  - It's just plain stupid, too. We're not anywhere near such a thing.  MineralMan   Jan-28-11 03:42 PM   #2 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-28-11 03:46 PM   #8 
  - We're not being oppressed by our government?  Lucian   Jan-28-11 03:46 PM   #9 
     - have fun. count me out if it involves violence.  cali   Jan-28-11 04:04 PM   #24 
     - I'm an advocate for peaceful demonstrations.  Lucian   Jan-28-11 05:54 PM   #91 
     - Ah, so it's "let's you and him fight" is it?  MineralMan   Jan-28-11 06:41 PM   #95 
     - gee...wonder where we'd be...  dtmfman   Jan-28-11 09:18 PM   #112 
     - How many of your relatives have been disappeared?  Teaser   Jan-28-11 04:08 PM   #31 
     - Relatives, or friends?  saras   Jan-28-11 04:17 PM   #39 
        - Okay, I'll play.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-28-11 04:24 PM   #50 
        - I know one person indicted by a grand jury through an FBI mole for simply organizing.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:55 PM   #80 
           - Actually the poster used the term "killed".  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-28-11 05:48 PM   #89 
        - yes, get that list  Teaser   Jan-28-11 04:37 PM   #65 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 06:35 PM   #92 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 07:22 PM   #103 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 08:52 PM   #108 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 06:40 PM   #94 
        - Oooooooooooh...elections...  Lucian   Jan-28-11 07:22 PM   #104 
           - I vote for Bernie Sanders, Pat Leahy, Peter Welch, Peter Shumlin  cali   Jan-29-11 07:31 AM   #151 
  - What about our unemployed and uninsured?  Lucian   Jan-28-11 03:42 PM   #3 
  - Nonviolent protests are one thing. Armed revolutionaries are another. n/t  pnwmom   Jan-28-11 04:34 PM   #62 
  - what unemployed...what uninsured?  dtmfman   Jan-28-11 10:03 PM   #114 
  - AMERICA DOES NOT NEED A REVOLUTION!  Rex   Jan-28-11 03:42 PM   #4 
  - And if they don't?  atreides1   Jan-28-11 03:51 PM   #15 
  - We gripe about it on the Internets.  Rex   Jan-28-11 03:57 PM   #20 
  - Or we can raise taxes to 90% and they will leave too...  dkf   Jan-28-11 04:17 PM   #40 
  - Only the money the can prove they earned legitimately and within 24hrs.  Rex   Jan-28-11 04:28 PM   #55 
  - Yes, they'll flee to Europe where the tax rate is even higher.  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:41 PM   #69 
  - That would take a revolution.  mmonk   Jan-28-11 10:07 PM   #115 
  - So we should just accept our fate at the hands of the tyrannical elites?  DJ13   Jan-28-11 03:43 PM   #5 
  - Where did you pull that from?  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 03:49 PM   #12 
  - the self-indulgence here is pretty funny.  cali   Jan-28-11 04:05 PM   #25 
  - I'm surprised some people...  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:47 PM   #72 
     - Not being able to afford to have an abscessed tooth pulled..  Fumesucker   Jan-28-11 07:25 PM   #105 
        - Yeah, and not having the funds to have your tooth pulled is JUST LIKE living under martial law for  Maru Kitteh   Jan-29-11 04:09 PM   #178 
  - +1000  NotThisTime   Jan-28-11 04:30 PM   #57 
  - Nonviolent means of protest is one thing. Revolution is another. n/t  pnwmom   Jan-28-11 04:23 PM   #45 
  - Pondering the tolerance level of an oppressed class is not "wishing"  leftstreet   Jan-28-11 03:44 PM   #6 
  - Define 'necessary', please.  enlightenment   Jan-28-11 03:45 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, that's just plain ignorance...  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 03:47 PM   #10 
  - Yes, anyone who "wishes" for justice should "wake the hell up"  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 03:56 PM   #19 
  - big difference between justice and revolution.  Bluerthanblue   Jan-28-11 04:06 PM   #27 
  - Uh. Yeah, justice happens when a revolutionary change is successful.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:27 PM   #54 
  - "you people".... you'd do much better to ask what someone is  Bluerthanblue   Jan-28-11 04:52 PM   #76 
  - Most revolutions have wound up making things worse  Recursion   Jan-29-11 07:08 PM   #186 
  - I'll take this as verification...  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:37 PM   #66 
  - So you want rebellion for the sake of rebellion?  Arkana   Jan-28-11 06:43 PM   #97 
  - +1000  Bluerthanblue   Jan-28-11 04:03 PM   #22 
     - Hi!  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:35 PM   #63 
  - People don't realize  Drale   Jan-28-11 03:48 PM   #11 
  - Well said...  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 03:51 PM   #14 
  - Yup. And the Tea Party people love to talk about revolution, too.  pnwmom   Jan-28-11 04:24 PM   #51 
     - Holy Mother of God!  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:30 PM   #58 
     - O no if they tried to start a violent revolution  Drale   Jan-28-11 04:38 PM   #67 
        - Ha! Love this post!  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:49 PM   #74 
           - But not against the corporate-loving  Le Taz Hot   Jan-29-11 04:04 AM   #124 
  - Then there is an objective list of grievances  LanternWaste   Jan-28-11 03:51 PM   #13 
  - The font on the interstate highway signs sucks  jberryhill   Jan-28-11 06:54 PM   #99 
  - Oh here we go. Just like only people about to lose their fingers need unions.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 03:54 PM   #17 
  - +1  leftstreet   Jan-28-11 03:56 PM   #18 
  - My oh here we go moment was watching people get excited that it might/should happen here  Godhumor   Jan-28-11 04:04 PM   #23 
  - Yes, 50% of Egyptians live under the official poverty level.  ipaint   Jan-28-11 04:09 PM   #33 
  - No. It's not going to happen here soon. That's a world apart from "shouldn't" happen here soon.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:16 PM   #38 
     - Standing in solidarity is a lot different than "Oh Boy, we should be doing this to our bankers!"  Godhumor   Jan-28-11 04:20 PM   #41 
        - Of course it is. But it's fallacious to argue that somehow wanting to revolt against the banks  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:31 PM   #59 
  - JHC  snooper2   Jan-28-11 04:05 PM   #26 
  - +1  JVS   Jan-28-11 04:37 PM   #64 
  - +1. Injustice is injustice plain and simple. n/t  Catherina   Jan-29-11 04:07 AM   #125 
  - Capitalism here, Capitalism there...  blindpig   Jan-28-11 04:06 PM   #28 
  - In what sense is Egypt "capitalist"?  Recursion   Jan-29-11 07:10 PM   #187 
  - thank you for your concern  fascisthunter   Jan-28-11 04:08 PM   #30 
  - lol.  Starry Messenger   Jan-28-11 04:09 PM   #32 
  - Like DUers are going to get up from their computers.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jan-28-11 04:11 PM   #34 
  - we can dream, cant we?  spooked911   Jan-29-11 09:07 AM   #160 
  - Maybe the revolution will have free wireless connectivity!!!!  JoePhilly   Jan-29-11 04:41 PM   #182 
  - there you go projecting again! the last protest i went to  jonnyblitz   Jan-29-11 08:00 PM   #197 
  - "It's the Tunisians' movement!"  earthside   Jan-28-11 04:12 PM   #35 
  - It's almost cliche to say, but I think many on DU would find their lifestyles aren't going to be  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:14 PM   #36 
  - i think you might be thinking of  Bluerthanblue   Jan-28-11 04:20 PM   #42 
  - here's the link to  Bluerthanblue   Jan-28-11 04:23 PM   #47 
  - Thank you. n/t  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:26 PM   #53 
  - Yeah, yeah, yeah. We already read it.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:26 PM   #52 
  - Oh gosh. I'm so concerned about my "lifestyle."  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:21 PM   #43 
  - You think that's not what a revolution looks like?  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:29 PM   #56 
     - I don't "envision" revolutions because you can't account for all the contingency.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:42 PM   #70 
     - Far more people would have to be in far more desperate situations than they currently are  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:49 PM   #75 
        - Having a roof over your head and an internet connection is a far cry from "comfort."  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 05:00 PM   #82 
        - Again, you're having an argument that was clearly started with someone else, because I've said none  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 05:26 PM   #87 
        - homeless people post on the internet regularly, thanks to the public libraries.  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 04:19 AM   #131 
     - What revolutions look like depend on contingent factors.  readmoreoften   Jan-28-11 04:45 PM   #71 
  - Could you be any more insulting to impoverished people in the US?  leftstreet   Jan-28-11 04:24 PM   #49 
  - Yeah, I could be. But I won't. Thanks for asking!  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:32 PM   #60 
  - Oh, and those masses of poor people who you claim to speak for  superduperfarleft   Jan-28-11 04:38 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 04:56 PM   #81 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-11 05:04 PM   #85 
  - OFFS...  JuniperLea   Jan-28-11 04:53 PM   #79 
     - That's not the point  leftstreet   Jan-28-11 09:44 PM   #113 
        - +1,000  inna   Jan-29-11 08:53 PM   #203 
  - There's not going to be a "revolution"  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 04:57 AM   #136 
  - if you lose your house, your job, your pension, your health insurance, your kids' class size  yurbud   Jan-28-11 04:23 PM   #46 
  - If all that happens, you should just be happy you're lucky enough to be an American...  LooseWilly   Jan-30-11 04:14 AM   #224 
  - We don't NEED a civil war - YET  EnlightenedOne   Jan-28-11 04:33 PM   #61 
  - agreed. they live in a dictatorship  treestar   Jan-28-11 04:52 PM   #77 
  - To paraphrase Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity," 99% of our erstwhile "revolutionists" here  apocalypsehow   Jan-28-11 05:01 PM   #83 
  - by vast majority do you mean the handful of DLCers who back capitulation to the wealthy  yurbud   Jan-29-11 08:29 PM   #202 
     - LOL - laughable stuff. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Jan-30-11 02:44 AM   #221 
  - Can I wish for a peaceful one?  white_wolf   Jan-28-11 05:04 PM   #84 
  - KnR  Uzybone   Jan-28-11 05:08 PM   #86 
  - I don't think our fore fathers were exactly living in slums  TNLib   Jan-28-11 06:40 PM   #93 
  - Bullshit. The powers that be here in the U.S. won't rest until we all live in extreme poverty  earth mom   Jan-28-11 06:42 PM   #96 
  - "...BEFORE we DO something to stop them?" - Spell it out; what specifically would you have us do?  apocalypsehow   Jan-28-11 07:25 PM   #106 
  - Are you prepared to do what might be necessary to "stop them"? Would you be willing to do it  Godhumor   Jan-28-11 10:12 PM   #116 
  - Ummm, I'm looking for the thread where smug jerks gloat and tease idealistic youth...  Bonobo   Jan-28-11 06:46 PM   #98 
  - No, you are still looking for "California Missile Confirmed" - two doors down the hall /nt  jberryhill   Jan-28-11 06:57 PM   #100 
  - Smug jerks? I find it appalling that the "idealistic youth" would co-op the pain and suffering  Godhumor   Jan-28-11 09:00 PM   #109 
  - uhhhh....well..now that you mention it...  dtmfman   Jan-28-11 09:10 PM   #110 
  - Wrong. We may not be quite as bad off, but many see us  Kalyke   Jan-28-11 10:26 PM   #117 
  - What if the population you speak of is tired of you? n/t  BzaDem   Jan-29-11 06:17 AM   #141 
     - And who are you to speak for a population?  jotsy   Jan-29-11 11:25 PM   #212 
  - Disagree with some parts, agree with other parts  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 04:09 AM   #126 
  - -1 We Can't Make It Here Anymore  Catherina   Jan-29-11 04:13 AM   #128 
  - Yeah, why don't you ask James McMurtry if he supports a revolution?  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 04:55 AM   #135 
  - You have to understand how important it is to talk big in the dorm lounge under the che poster.  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 04:52 AM   #133 
  - I'm almost afraid to visit DU sometimes...  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 05:33 AM   #137 
  - and also actually pretty dumb.  quaker bill   Jan-29-11 05:38 AM   #138 
  - Why does a tiny subset of people think they get a revolution just because they can't get their way  BzaDem   Jan-29-11 06:15 AM   #140 
  - The same logic says you're 'sticking it to the man' by breaking windows at McDonalds or Starbucks.  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 06:37 PM   #183 
  - Wow. DUers playing the RW "you don't KNOW what poverty is like" card. That's what was missing.  HughBeaumont   Jan-29-11 06:42 AM   #142 
  - wat  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 06:46 AM   #143 
     - I'm pretty sure no one here is saying that Egypt and the US are in the same Venn diagram.  HughBeaumont   Jan-29-11 07:02 AM   #146 
        - Fair enough, I see your point now.  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 07:05 AM   #147 
           - And I hope your situation gets better.  HughBeaumont   Jan-29-11 07:10 AM   #148 
  - Their grievances are identical to my grievances  Disintermedia8   Jan-29-11 07:22 AM   #149 
  - Very well said.  blindpig   Jan-29-11 07:38 AM   #152 
  - thanks #  Disintermedia8   Jan-29-11 01:15 PM   #162 
  - Shouldn't the people decide through elections the economic policy of the country? n/t  BzaDem   Jan-29-11 07:42 AM   #153 
  - You do your thing, I'll do mine.  Disintermedia8   Jan-29-11 08:16 AM   #154 
  - Perfect response. nt  TBF   Jan-31-11 08:14 AM   #234 
  - Yes, that's done a world of good for us these past three decades, really . . .  HughBeaumont   Jan-29-11 09:32 AM   #161 
     - So your prefered solution is to NOT have a democracy? Because it hasn't "done a world of good?"  BzaDem   Jan-29-11 07:14 PM   #189 
        - My preference is for people to wake up and see that we DON'T have one.  HughBeaumont   Jan-29-11 10:13 PM   #208 
           - Just because you don't like the RESULT of an election doesn't mean we don't have democracy.  BzaDem   Jan-30-11 01:30 AM   #214 
              - Just because they declare results to an election, doesn't mean they counted anything.  TBF   Jan-31-11 08:16 AM   #235 
  - Perfectly stated, thanks. nt  ipaint   Jan-29-11 01:41 PM   #169 
  - Speak for me anytime. n/t  Catherina   Jan-31-11 08:05 AM   #233 
  - Solidarity. nt  TBF   Jan-31-11 08:18 AM   #236 
  - so, what would u install instead of democracy? nt  egressingsparrowdrop   Jan-31-11 10:16 PM   #240 
  - nonsense  purrFect   Jan-29-11 01:20 PM   #163 
  - Sure absolutely bet. How many socialists do you think are in the US?  Godhumor   Jan-29-11 09:55 PM   #207 
  - What!?!?!?!?!  Iggo   Jan-29-11 01:27 PM   #164 
  - this reminds me of the Bush excuse for torture: Saddam did worse  yurbud   Jan-29-11 01:34 PM   #166 
  - I can't believe this thread...  madmom   Jan-29-11 01:37 PM   #168 
  - I'm sorry but your post is ridiculous  cali   Jan-29-11 04:33 PM   #180 
     - I do understand the difference and it's still a stupid argument.  madmom   Jan-29-11 10:32 PM   #210 
  - Cheney & Bush started a phony war in Iraq and got away with it- things R different in the US  Imagevision   Jan-29-11 03:31 PM   #174 
  - I see no merit in waiting for our population to face utter deprivation and loss of natural rights  TheKentuckian   Jan-29-11 04:20 PM   #179 
  - What boots on what necks? Care to be specific?  Warren DeMontague   Jan-29-11 06:38 PM   #184 
  - No, its about who profits and who is powerful.  TheKentuckian   Jan-30-11 09:31 AM   #226 
  - The secret police of Egypt are the same as the TSA, huh?  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 07:00 PM   #185 
     - Didn't say boo about TSA  TheKentuckian   Jan-30-11 09:29 AM   #225 
  - Actually after reading this thread...makes it clear why we will never  Desertrose   Jan-29-11 07:28 PM   #190 
  - thread over, please lock  datasuspect   Jan-29-11 07:43 PM   #192 
  - Thanks...I tried.  Desertrose   Jan-29-11 07:49 PM   #194 
  - Do you think an Egyptian protester is going to see the same situation if he or she were in the US?  Godhumor   Jan-29-11 09:47 PM   #206 
  - It's not a competition.  Desertrose   Jan-29-11 11:59 PM   #213 
  - Yes, and here's the reason...  Pedalpower   Jan-30-11 10:54 AM   #230 
  - I don't agree. Until there is an upheavel here  Raine   Jan-29-11 08:04 PM   #200 
  - this thread is insulting to intelligence, really. enough said.  inna   Jan-29-11 08:58 PM   #204 
  - Yes, all the people who think with glee that the situation here is anyway resembling Egypt  Godhumor   Jan-29-11 09:43 PM   #205 
     - +1 well said. n/t  Maru Kitteh   Jan-29-11 10:17 PM   #209 
     - There are enough similarities to see a correlation.  RegieRocker   Jan-30-11 10:40 AM   #228 
        - Correlation? The Egyptian face overwhelmingly different economic and societal differences  Godhumor   Jan-31-11 08:49 AM   #237 
           - 100% Dude did you miss that?  RegieRocker   Jan-31-11 10:12 PM   #239 
  - Some people like revolution for the sake of revolution. n/t  wisteria   Jan-29-11 10:53 PM   #211 
  - I believe Tunisia was first, it seems the entire southside of the Med is rocking.  jotsy   Jan-30-11 01:30 AM   #215 
  - Won't happen unless there's a collapse of the welfare system...  Modern_Matthew   Jan-30-11 10:45 AM   #229 
     - "welfare system" is a RW term. just sayin', FYI.  inna   Jan-31-11 06:41 PM   #238 
 

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