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Fair and balanced commentary on politics and current events. While exposing those who love to report it wrong and those who hold the truth to their hearts.
Wake up America "Egyptians hold distinctly negative views of the United States and its president." Be afraid, be very afraid. Some of our journos and commentators want Mubarak out for that's they way they see the world, but our form of democracy isn't for all. The media has censored itself to make us believe the Egyptian people want what we want. Don't fool yourself. For now, at least, Mubarak knows what is best for this country. The uprising is only in one area not all over Egypt.
I hope Brian Williams reports the news and not provide commentary. If he is to give commentary, he should clearly state this is his opinion and not that of the network or the people of Egypt. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
True. One can view our democracy is corporatocracy and kleptocrary, but the young in Middle Eastern and other countries (without democracy) see our democracy and freedom as being ideal. Why? Well, the media controls what gets out there. What do they show? A utopia society. Where getting rich is as easy as apple pie and once there all will love you.
I went to school with individuals from countries where tyrants ruled. The moment they sat foot in the West it was a sigh of relief, however, once they began to look at our society _ the haves and have nots and fully understand our politics they were shocked at the corruption and dishonesty and the attitude of succeed by any means necessary you deserve it. Yet at the end of the day they favored it over what they had back home. So they settled into our way of life and become one of us. The same is happening to day in Egypt. Theirs isn't the best. They see ours and want it. All the while waiting in the shadow is a repressive government waiting for the current to be thrown out by the people so that they can seize the reigns and say the people wanted us here.
And the nuts come from the wood works. Thank God he was apprehended. What is going on in the world? We must be forever diligent in stopping these workers of iniquity no matter what religion, race or creed they maybe. We see now terrorist come in all shape, sizes, color and age.
What could possible go wrong? A dictatorship in an already fragile country, which will probably happen if Mubarak is removed abruptly. And yes our government, to a degree, was found on protest; only difference is they (Egypt) has a large radical religious group wanting to take over the government. We cannot and must not forget this crucial fact. While the people are wanting democracy, lying in the wings of democracy is the shadow of a repressive religious order. The one size fits all does not apply in the Middle East.
All that is written in this article, the American people have grown use to. It goes back to when Obama was running for president. The media didn't ask the follow-up question to what Obama put out there and to a degree told the American people we knew all we needed to know. Only when the media isn't given the answers or insight to the question do pieces like this surface. To that end, we got what we voted for. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Wait let's really look at this thing. Are we cutting funding to pay for a puppet democracy or are we cutting only to see a tyrant gain the reigns? The situation in Egypt isn't as cut and dry as we Americans think. We should be careful what we ask. The US hasn't always been successful in these types of crisis. Just look at the history.
Merely, because we in the West feel that democracy is for all, doesn't mean this one size fits all is for other countries. Our belief of democracy is based on the premises of all men being created equal and have rights provided by the creator (I not saying this belief isn't wrong) but I am saying our views and way of justice or democracy perhaps isn't for everyone. A fact we must reconcile ourselves.
The fight for democracy isn't easy and it comes with a price. Keeping it also has its price and can't be taken lightly.
True a lot of money we have spent or given to this country and others, but we were buying democracy and not really promoting.
I think one of the things we forget living in the West is that our form of government is a free for all democracy. While we have the views (and rightfully so) that all men are created equal this doesn't work in every country. We must also look at the fact that our views are biblically based on the omnipotent creator. Other countries don't have or share that view. About Egypt Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Since the money spigot is cut from Egypt, do you think the President will channeling it toward the US for healthcare or jobs? Wishful thinking. That money has to got back into the pot to help other regimes.
Does the President and his administration want Mubarak out? Do they know who will fill his shoes? This could be a dicey situation. Look at history and the US history on these matters. We fail miserably. So all those clapping for his removal should be careful what you are rooting for.
Excellent piece which gives insight into this uprise. I listened to the author of this piece on MSNBC. Of all the guest, he was the only one seeing the matter for what it really is about. Too many times Americans see a country rallying for freedom and think the US should jump in full throttle forgetting the consequences in doing so. This is the kind of logic we need understand and for people to see and read. Removing Mubarak thinking democracy will be opened to all in the region is a fairytale and wishful dreaming. There are other ramifications to consider.
Key to all this is to remember President Obama is our President and not that of Egypt. While he can suggest and hope he can't force the country to do as he would like regardless of the fact of us sending billions of dollars their way (we did the same for Iraq and look at the results). Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Could Jordan be the next country to face protest by its people like Egypt and Tunisia?
While Hollywood and the US seem to have a love affair with the Hashemite King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, the kingdom's residence don't all share the love.
Many in Jordan a country of six million located in the Middle East many of the citizens are increasingly becoming immigrants from Palestine. Jordan has a friendly relationship with Israel, however, because its population growing from Palestinians from Israel the government might be forced to look at that relationship.
The US should move cautiously on this. We have somewhat supported this government. If Mubarak goes down and the radical arm of the Muslim brotherhood takes control we will the world will loose big. It is sad that a majority of the people in the country are in poverty and restless _ we _ the US must be careful.
The US should be careful what we ask for as it pertains to the protest in Cairo, Egypt. While a demonstration by the people (made up of the young in the country) is thought provoking, hoping that the current government be overthrown could be dangerous.
Egypt is the only Muslim country in the Middle East to extend an olive branch to Israel. Since President Hosni Mubarak took office after the assassination of Anwar Sada in 1981, he has worked with the US to broker peace with other Arab countries and be a stabilizing force in the region. If Mubarak is removed we all loose, for the political group Muslim Brotherhood will take power and probably end the relationship with Israel.
The US should sit on the sidelines and let this unfold. Often times we are to eager government heads to be toppled only to have them propped up with a corrupt head. Look at our track record: Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. ________________
I really wish US reporters and commentators would stop calling this a revolution and asking if the protestors in the country have turned on the US or started burning our embassies. Since is only putting suggestions in the minds of these young protestors. JUST REPORT THE FACTS!!!!!!!! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Ok it is time for the FCC to step in and censor these goons ( I know freedom of the press to act like mongrels). This tit for tat is not even childish it is ludicrous!!!!!!!!!!!! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Oops...the caption under picture 6 is the best "sentenced to hard labor." The US should adopt this penal code. Perhaps such a strict punishment would end the revolving door of our prison system. Not to mention end the go to prison and come out with street credibility. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Wait a minute, if Murbarak is removed from office and another is installed this could destroy Egypt's relationship with Israel. An extreme Islamic government could set-up shop in the region. For the past 30 years the US doesn't seem to have had issues with this government _sending billions to the country. A new meaning to our enemies enemy is our friend. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
This if offensive but MTV's skins isn't. Yeah I know its on cable or what not. This country is so mucked up! Hell yeah Morgan's comments were inappropriate but some will say it's a joke. Geez! The button keeps being pushed. Perhaps a guide book on what can and can't be said should be issued. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Tim Geithner needs to come home and provide answers on why he peddled a bailout for Goldman and they took our money and used it for probably bonus payouts. Why are we the American people continued to be screwed????????????????? Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
More talk and no actions. Hearing before Congress and then throw some people in jail. If a commission is created from this fiasco don't appoint a Wall Street insider from a corrupt firm. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
This has to be one of the best pieces written to date on this whole MTV Skins fiasco. What gives? There has been so many excuses saying why the show should air and who the target market should be or is. Those how don't the responses of those commenting on the subject try to silence them why? What exactly is being sold on this show or what lesson is to be learned? If the target market isn't children (teenagers or what not) then is it for adults? Who are these adults pedophiles? Let's face fakes and reality. What is happening in America and our core values?
Social media seems to be the next revolution. We must, however, find ways to incorporate it in to an industrial society (bringing in science and what not). But we shouldn't despair. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Ok. Now that we know Goldman Sachs profited from the bailout what are we going to do? Knowing about it and doing nothing makes us just as guilty. I am sick and tired of these types of reports. The media should do more investigative stories and call out the culprits before the matter takes place. It would have been nice seeing a story taunting the downfall of bailing out these banks and what they stand to gain. All we read was if it doesn't happen the financial system will collapse and the economy. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Women or men should be able to walk any where in the City without being harassed. That being said, we all know that freaks come out and night and are prone to hang out in certain areas. Word of advice don't go out alone in dark areas for there are still bad people and places out there. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Sorry you are days late and dollars short. I said from day one (in previous postings) that after the President nominated, his new chief of staff, William Daley, that he was signaling a deal with business. Not to mention the appointment of Immelt. Further proof that he is trying to court the pockets of Wall Street, after raising the dandruff of Jamie Dimon (the anointed one).
Two things amaze me about all this. One we knew Rahm's name would eventually be adding to the ballot. Secondly, and more important is the fact he is candidacy is proof that Chicago politics is corrupt. I mean come on, he had the inside scoop that Daley wouldn't run so he was able to secure money and lay out a team to run for the office. The other candidates were privy to this inside information. Rahm had the deep pockets of Hollywood and his brother Ari. Can't the American public see that all politics aren't local and the corruption that follows?
Ok. Come on O'Reilly I wouldn't say Olbermann is hateful anymore than you are. Geez! You two disagreed and from different sides of the political spectrum but come on..."hateful commentator." Gosh! Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
So if the show is blocked from children who is the audience? Adults. And what does it say for adults watching kids have sex and misbehaving. Where is the sound judgment? The children who do watch will mimic unfortunately what they see. Todays teens and tweens (I hate that classification) are growing up too soon.
Simply because it worked in Europe doesn't mean it will work or is for the US. Two different cultures and views on life (Not that one is wrong or right). Bottom line, the show in my opinion was created or copied for its sensationalism. Why not do a show on children who are getting it right? Boring? Or at least a show that really deals with the out fall of bad decisions from beginning to end (not all are Cinderella stories).
Yet we mask the bad and turn it into good or sensationalize it and it becomes entertainment. Life isn't always a bowel and cherries. There are lemons and some of the lemons will never become lemonade.
Perhaps the state of Texas has a problem with aggressive pit bulls, if so ban the dog. But that isn't to say ban the breed in other states without problems. I would say ban people from having them as oppose to banning the breed (see the logic) Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Ok. This story confused me. The first paragraph negates the headline. "You ask who among us..." yet it is geared toward whites. Also picture #2 looks like an Asian baby and not white. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
NYC all the way! A big City can be somewhat safe entertaining and liveable. For all those who want the hookers, peep shows around the corner _ hey they are still here just in corporate America. Out of sight.