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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Hey Sensei,

    This is where I get to ask you to walk me through your calculations step by step.

    We have now passed the point of rhetoric.

    You have made a number of assertions and I request that you prove the truth of each of the matters you assert. Let's focus on crude oil and refined petroleum products on a product by product basis.

    Show me how much money goes to foreign producers, how much stays with American crude oil producers, how much is taken by American refiners, how much is taken by foreign refiners, how much is taken by American jobbers, how much is taken by American wholesalers and how much is taken by retail distributors. Then we can compare. Thanks.
    Hey butterfly,

    It's called research. Do some:

    Crude Oil FAQs - Energy Information Administration

    http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/petro...ata/import.xls

    I only claimed that a large portion of the extra money spent went into American hands. Just look at the list of companies in the excel document. A great number of those companies which import the foreign oil are American companies. They are receiving a portion of the extra money. Just because the physical source of the petroleum is foreign does not mean that American companies are not heavily involved in the process.

    Not only that, but it's also true that it doesn't matter if the physical source of the petroleum is domestic because the company involved can be foreign. Remember the oil spill? Foreign company.
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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by uthman7c View Post
    I see a few thousand protestors. Egypt's population is 80 million.

    D'oh.
    and a few days later we have Al Jareeza reporting right now that up to two million protestors in and around Tahrir square are holding peaceful protests.
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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Who was it that said the Muslim Brotherhood aren't the bad guys?

    A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war against Israel, according to the Hebrew-language business newspaper Calcalist.

    Muhammad Ghannem reportedly told Al- Alam that the Suez Canal should be closed immediately, and that the flow of gas from Egypt to Israel should cease “in order to bring about the downfall of the Mubarak regime.” He added that “the people should be prepared for war against Israel,” saying the world should understand that “the Egyptian people are prepared for anything to get rid of this regime.”

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Hey butterfly,

    It's called research. Do some:

    Crude Oil FAQs - Energy Information Administration

    http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/petro...ata/import.xls

    I only claimed that a large portion of the extra money spent went into American hands. Just look at the list of companies in the excel document. A great number of those companies which import the foreign oil are American companies. They are receiving a portion of the extra money. Just because the physical source of the petroleum is foreign does not mean that American companies are not heavily involved in the process.

    Not only that, but it's also true that it doesn't matter if the physical source of the petroleum is domestic because the company involved can be foreign. Remember the oil spill? Foreign company.
    Hey thanks for the time devoted to research. Now back to the crisis in the mid east.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Hey thanks for the time devoted to research. Now back to the crisis in the mid east.
    I still want to know which chinese butterfly you are.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I still want to know which chinese butterfly you are.

    "4. Don't be a jerk - This simply means what it sounds like."

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/forum-...post1058778610

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    "4. Don't be a jerk - This simply means what it sounds like."

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/forum-...post1058778610
    Hey, you were the one who said you were a chinese butterfly, not me.

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    Re: "Beginning of the end" for Egypt's Mubarak, as son and wife flee

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    Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regimeLets stick to the topic folks

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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Million man march

    Egyptian protesters are holding huge rallies in Cairo and other cities as they step up their efforts to force President Hosni Mubarak from power.

    Organisers say they hope one million will come on to the streets of the capital in what is expected to be the biggest demonstration yet.

    The atmosphere has been festive, with protesters singing and chanting.

    Protest leaders, including Mohamed ElBaradei, have called on Mr Mubarak to step down by Friday at the latest.

    "They hope that this will end today or Friday at the latest, and they called the coming Friday 'the Friday of departure', but I hope that President Mubarak will take heed before then and leave the country after 30 years of rule and give the people a chance, and I don't expect that he wants to see more blood," Mr ElBaradei told al-Arabiya TV.
    BBC News - Egypt protesters hold massive demonstration in Cairo

    The Army has vowed to not use force against the protesters.
    The Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition refuse to have talks with the Government until Mubarak leaves


    Meanwhile in a different part of the ME ...

    Jordan seems to be having problems
    Islamists, leftists and union members marched Friday in downtown Amman, demanding more significant economic and political reforms to help struggling citizens.

    About 3,000 people gathered in the Jordanian capital for the event, according to national police spokesman Lt. Col. Mohammad Al Khateeb. Half of those demonstrated, while the remainder walked alongside or watched from the sidelines.
    Protesters in Jordan demand political, economic reforms - CNN.com

    In one of Old Damascus' new cafes, text messages buzzed between mobiles in quick succession, drawing woops of joy and thumbs up from astonished Syrians.

    Suzan Mubarak, the wife of the Egyptian president, had flown into exile with her son - so the rumours went - driven out of the country by days of unprecedented protest against the 30-year rule of her husband.

    The news from Cairo brought a flutter of excitement to this country, founded on principles so similar to Egypt that the two nations were once joined as one.

    Like Egypt, Syria has been ruled for decades by a single party, with a security service that maintains an iron grip on its citizens. Both countries have been struggling to reform economies stifled for generations by central control in an effort to curb unemployment among a ballooning youth demographic.

    Could the domino effect that spread from the streets of Tunis to Cairo soon hit Damascus?
    The Syrians are watching - Features - Al Jazeera English

    Is Syria next along with Jordan?


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    Re: Riots erupt in Egypt as protesters demand end to Mubarak regime

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    ...Is Syria next...
    I think Syria will simply kill the protesters if demonstrations arise. Bashir's dad killed twenty thousand Syrians who resisted back in the 1980s if I recall correctly. He destroyed an entire city.

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