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November 19 2011


Wall Street In Fear Of Occupy

Lobbyists help move against Occupy as their existance is threatened, because in a democracy, paid lobbying would not be allowed.


Huff post:

WASHINGTON -- A lobbying firm has prepared a memo offering advice to its Wall Street clients to help them manage any political fallout from Occupy Wall Street, warning that Republicans may turn on big banks, at least in public, altering the political ground for years to come. It is one of the first clear signs that the movement may be starting to trouble the moneyed elite.

Huffington Post via oAnth at Diaspora* 2011-11-19
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'Occupy' activists worldwide rally in defence of Egypt uprising

PRI's The World'Occupy' activists worldwide rally in defence of Egypt uprisingAhram OnlineFollowing an “International Day of Solidarity” on 12 November, during which activists around the world demonstrated in solidarity with Egypt's ongoing revolution,...

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November 18 2011


Quantum theorem shakes foundations | Nature News & Comment 2011-11-17

The wavefunction is a real physical object after all, say researchers.

At the heart of the weirdness for which the field of quantum mechanics is famous is the wavefunction, a powerful but mysterious entity that is used to determine the probabilities that quantum particles will have certain properties. Now, a preprint posted online on 14 November1 reopens the question of what the wavefunction represents — with an answer that could rock quantum theory to its core. Whereas many physicists have generally interpreted the wavefunction as a statistical tool that reflects our ignorance of the particles being measured, the authors of the latest paper argue that, instead, it is physically real.

“I don't like to sound hyperbolic, but I think the word 'seismic' is likely to apply to this paper,” says Antony Valentini, a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum foundations at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Valentini believes that this result may be the most important general theorem relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics since Bell’s theorem, the 1964 result in which Northern Irish physicist John Stewart Bell proved that if quantum mechanics describes real entities, it has to include mysterious “action at a distance”.


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  • Facebook doesn’t track everybody the same way. It uses different methods for members who have signed in and are using their accounts, members who are logged-off and non-members.
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    Facebook Reveals its User-Tracking Secrets | 2011-11-17
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    Sous les révoltes arabes

    La plupart des commentateurs occidentaux, dont la vision est déformée par l'idéologie du « choc des civilisations » et l'islamophobie ambiante, ont perçu les révoltes arabes comme des « miracles » incompréhensibles. Une multitude d'observateurs décrivent pourtant depuis plusieurs années les transformations profondes qui bouleversent les sociétés arabes et témoignent de leur vitalité, en dépit de la chape de plomb imposée par des États autoritaires. Ces analyses peuvent-elles nous aider à comprendre les événements de l'année 2011 ? C'est la question à laquelle cet article s'efforce de répondre, en s'attachant au cas égyptien, à travers la lecture de Life as Politics d'Asef Bayat.
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    November 17 2011

    The contradictions of the Arab Spring by Immanuel Wallerstein

    The turmoil in Arab countries that is called the Arab Spring is conventionally said to have been sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in a small village of Tunisia on December 17, 2010.

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    Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Robert Reich on Class Warfare in America

    Uploaded by UCBerkeleyEvents on Nov 16, 2011

    The 15th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award will present Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, speaking on Class Warfare in America.

    Professor Reich, a political economist has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century and the Wall Street Journal in 2008 placed him sixth on its list of the "Most Influential Business Thinkers." He is the author of 13 books, most recently Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future and Supercapitalism:The Transformation of Business, Democracy and American Life. A regular commentator on public radio's Marketplace, Reich is also a syndicated columnist and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, The Atlantic, WSJ, and other major publications . He is the recipient of the prestigious Vaclav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Prize for his writings on economics and politics and is known as an exciting, dynamic speaker.

    The Memorial lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (1964), and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified. The evening includes a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, which recognizes young people engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Free Speech Movement Cafe and the Graduate Assembly.

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    November 16 2011


    This is What Revolution Looks Like | Chris Hedges - - 2011-11-16

    Wel­come to the rev­o­lu­tion. Our elites have ex­posed their hand. They have noth­ing to offer. They can de­stroy but they can­not build. They can re­press but they can­not lead. They can steal but they can­not share. They can talk but they can­not speak. They are as dead and use­less to us as the wa­ter-soaked books, tents, sleep­ing bags, suit­cases, food boxes and clothes that were tossed by san­i­ta­tion work­ers Tues­day morn­ing into garbage trucks in New York City. They have no ideas, no plans and no vi­sion for the fu­ture.


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    Elections 101: Egypt's new electoral system explained | 2011-11-16

    An infograph by sums up Egypt's new electoral system. Click here to download pdf of this infograph.

    By   Heba Fahmy / Daily News Egypt November 16, 2011, 5:41 pm

    CAIRO: Egypt’s electoral system is “complicated and difficult for any ordinary Egyptian to comprehend and implement," experts believe, as political powers remain optimistic that it will help them secure a place in a parliament long dominated by members of the former regime.

    The first parliamentary elections following the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak are expected to attract an electorate that traditionally boycotted elections. Over 18 million Egyptians voted in a referendum in March, an indication of voter confidence in a new era free of the rigging and electoral fraud that tainted the previous one.


    Talk Nondually & Mathematics Without Appearing Ludicrous



    recommendation - talk ~35 min - math as a factor of cultures and socialisation.
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    Occupiers Occupied: The Hijacking of the First Amendment | 2011-11-15

    A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted. 

    First things first. The Supreme Court’s rulings that money is speech and corporations are people have now opened the floodgates to unlimited (and often secret) political contributions from millionaires and billionaires. Consider the Koch brothers (worth $25 billion each), who are bankrolling the Tea Party and already running millions of dollars worth of ads against Democrats. 

    Such millionaires and billionaires aren’t contributing their money out of sheer love of country. They have a more self-interested motive. Their political spending is analogous to their other investments. Mostly they want low tax rates and friendly regulations. 

    Wall Street is punishing Democrats for enacting the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation (weak as it is) by shifting its money to Republicans. The Koch brothers’ petrochemical empire has financed, among many other things, candidates who will vote against environmental protection.

    This tsunami of big money into politics is the real public nuisance. It’s making it almost impossible for the voices of average Americans to be heard because most of us don’t have the dough to break through. By granting First Amendment rights to money and corporations, the First Amendment rights of the rest of us are being trampled on. 

    This is where the Occupiers come in. If there’s a core message to the Occupier movement it’s that the increasing concentration of income and wealth poses a grave danger to our democracy. 

    Yet  when Occupiers seek to make their voices heard — in one of the few ways average people can still be heard — they’re told their First Amendment rights are limited. 

    The New York State Court of Appeals along with many mayors and other officials say Occupiers can picket — but they can’t encamp. Yet it’s the encampments themselves that have drawn media attention (along with the police efforts to remove them). 

    A bunch of people carrying pickets isn’t news. When it comes to making views known, picketing is no competition for big money .

    Yet if Occupiers now shift tactics from passive resistance to violence, it would spell the end of the movement. The vast American middle class that now empathizes with the Occupiers would promptly desert them. 

    But there’s another alternative. If Occupiers are expelled from specific geographic locations the Occupier movement can shift to broad-based organizing around the simple idea at the core of the movement: It’s time to occupy our democracy. 

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    Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter

    This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

    Pope Shenouda III celebrated Monday the 40th anniversary of his ordination as Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt. The 40th anniversary coincided with the end of the 40 day mourning period after the Maspero massacre, where 27 Egyptians, mostly Coptic Christians, were killed.

    In the Egyptian tradition, the 40th day after death is normally a mourning day, so many Coptic Egyptians did not expect Pope Shenouda to celebrate his ordination anniversary this year.

    Naglaa Atef Beshay (@Nanyatef) wrote comparing the two events [ar]:

    Pope shenouda iii, pope of alexandria and patriarch of saint mark episcopate. image by mahmoud khaled, copyright demotix (14/09/11).

    Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate. Image by Mahmoud Khaled, copyright Demotix (14/09/11).

    جاء هذا الاحتفال متزامنا مع الذكري الاربعين ايضا و لكن لاستشهاد شهداء ماسبيو.. و هيهات ما بين هذا “الاربعين” و ذلك!
    استشهد قبل حوالي 40 يوما 27 شهيدا في يوم دامي مورست فيه ابشع انواع العنف ضد متظاهرين سلميين خرجو تنديدا بحرق كنيسة.
    في الوقت الذي ثار الثوار احتجاجا علي مذبحة ماسبيرو و ادانوا المجلس العسكري بشكل واضح و صريح، استقبل البابا شنودة و المجلس المقدس المدبر و القاتل و المحرض بالابتسامات و الترحيب في صفقة اعتادنا عليها بين السلطة و السلطة، السياسية و الدينية.
    The celebration coincided with another 40th commemoration, but this time it's the end of the 40 days period after the death of the Maspero martyrs. And there is a huge difference between this 40th commemoration and that.
    About 40 days ago, 27 martyrs died in a bloody day when one of the most brutal acts was committed on peaceful demonstrators, who went out to condemn the burning of a church, which happened earlier.
    At the same time the revolutionaries demonstrated to clearly and directly condemn the Maspero massacre and SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces), Pope Shenouda and the Holy Synod met with those who planned, instigated and committed the massacre with a welcoming smile, in a deal we are used to see between the two authorities - the political and the religious authorities.

    She then compared the stance of Alaa Abdel-Fattah - an activist who is currently detained [ar] - to that of the Church:

    دافع علاء عن مظاهرات المسيحيين ضد عنف و جرائم العسكر و تضامن معهم جسديا و معنويا… بينما عقد المجمع المقدس اجتماعات ودية مع القتلة
    Alaa defended the Christian protesters against the violence and the crimes of the military and stood in solidarity with them with his body and soul, while the Holy Synod had friendly meetings with the murderers.

    Seeing this Diana and Mina Zekri decided to create a new hashtag on Twitter to celebrate the Pope's 40th ordination anniversary in their own way:

    @minazekri: @_TaMaTeM_ or #40fuckinyears

    Diana started by criticizing how religious figures in Egypt want people to follow them blindly.

    @_TaMaTeM_:مشيت شعب كامل وراك زى البهايم بدون تفكير بمبدأ “ابن الطاعة تحل عليه البركة” .. لدرجة اقنعتهم انها ايه فى الانجيل.. و صدقوا
    @_TaMaTeM_: You lead the whole country to follow you without thinking, using the principle of “Blessed is the obedient son” … you even convinced them that it's a verse in the bible … and they believed you. #40fuckinyears

    The Egyptian law makes it harder for Christians to build new churches, and that's why some people called for a unified law for building places of worship for all religions. But according to RunGeo, Pope Shenouda had a different opinion.

    @RunGeo: ولما نقول قانون دور عبادة موحد،تقولوا لأ عشان الطوايف التانية ماتبنيش على كيفها وتتساوى بالأرثوذكس، أبو أم كده
    @RunGeo: Whenever we ask for a unified law for places of worship, you refuse op that the other Christian sects are not able to build as many churches as the Orthodox. What the hell! #40fuckinyears

    Mina Zekri added that sectarianism and hatred for other religions and sects in Pope Shenouda's era reached an unprecedented level. He then continued to explain to Rehab Bassam (@hadouta) what he means.

    @minazekri: @hadouta انا اتعلمت في مدارس الأحد وانا في إعدادي أني ما اصاحبش مسلمين وبأدلة من الكتاب المقدس :D
    @minazekri: @hadouta I studied in Sunday schools and in preparatory schools not to make friends with Muslims, and [my teachers] cited evidence from the holy book.

    Nany Atef shared the same opinion with Mina about Sunday Schools [ar].

    When it comes to the Pope's political role and relation with the regime, Hany George wrote that the Pope was against the Maspero protest. Wael El-Moghany described Pope Shenoda's era as 40 years of deals with the regime and Mina Samir criticized the Pope's preference for the Copts to be protected by the regime's politics and police instead of them being protected by the love of the people around them.

    And Mina Zekri reminds us:

    @minazekri: قداسته سنة ٢٠٠٩ اعلن تأييده لجمال مبارك فى سباق الرئاسة، وقال أنه أفضل مرشح لخلافة والده رغم انه لم يترشح اصلا
    @minazekri: In 2009, His Holiness announced his support to Gamal Mubarak in the presidential elections and said he is the best successor to his father even though he wasn't even running for president yet.

    Michael Makary added:

    @iMakary: #40FuckinYears of not perusing prosecuting anyone who killed Christians in cold blood. #fact

    Zekri then noticed that almost all those who are participating in the hashtag are Christians, so he called on Muslims to participate too [Ar]. So Mahmoud Kassem compared the Coptic Church's ideology to that of the Salafists.

    @Ma7moudkassem: نفس المعركه الفارغه مع الانجليين هي نفس المعركه الفارغه بين السلفيين و الصوفيين والشيعه معاده كل ما هو مخالف و تكفيره
    @Ma7moudkassem: The battle with the Evangelists is the same silly one the Salafists have with the Soufis and Shiaa. Standing against anything different and calling it infidel. #40fuckinyears

    Mohamed Fouda added his two cents to the hashtag:

    @mohamedfouda: We should learn that no man is above criticism even those who call themselves clergy men, as no man is divine #40FuckinYears #Salafis

    Finally, Dalia Ezzat called it “an amazing courage by some Egyptian Copts criticizing their religious leadership”, while Sotsoy - like many other users - found it “distasteful”. Peter Gamil said he is against ordination celebrations now, but he is also against the way people criticized the Pope in the hashtag. He also added that they Pope did not forget the Martyrs of Maspero, however in the Christian traditions they should be happy for the martyrs and celebrate their martyrdom instead of mourning it. Beshoy Naeem called it “social hypocrisy” and Fadi Mckean sees it as a way for some Christians to prove how secular they are.

    @fadimck: الهاشتاج ده ابسط مثال لناس مسيحين بيمثلوا انهم علمانين و علشان يثبتوا ده هاتك شتيمة متدنية في البابا ، بطلوا دين ام التمثيل
    @fadimck: This hashtag is a simple example of some Christians who act as if they are secular and to prove that they are cursing the Pope. Stop acting.

    And Heba Khafagy added:

    @HebaKhafagy79: #40FuckinYears I really feel that this hashtag is uncalled for..plz u guyz show some respect..criticize but i must draw a line for cursing

    This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

    I removed the hashtags from some of the above-mentioned tweets for better readability. Also most of the links above are for tweets in Arabic
    Renaissance Dance Music by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) form Terpsichore

    youtube playlist (~20 Min)


    Terpsichore - Muse

    // ..."delight of dancing" was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. She is sometimes said to be the mother of the Sirens by Achelous. Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance").

    [...] //

    November 15 2011

    Societas Podcast - Craig Calhoun, President » Blog Archive » Episode #8: Populism, Tea Parties and Occupations - 2011-10-28 (interview ~30 min)

    // IN this second series of interviews for the podcast Societas, editorial director Paul Price gets sociologist and historian Craig Calhoun to explore the various strands of social, economic, and political change that are creating the sense that advanced capitalist societies are coming “unstuck.” Radical populism on the right and left, deindustrialization in the North and an economic boom in the South, failing financial institutions, political gridlock, the reawakening of geopolitics after the heyday of globalization, the Arab Spring: grab a seat and take a listen to the astute and balanced assessments of Professor Calhoun as he puts the apparent chaos of the moment in solid historical perspective.

    In this first interview, Calhoun explains the similarities and differences of the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements and locates their antecedents in the long history of social movements in the U.S. //

    ( complete quote from the introductory note)
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    Muhammad Yunus: "Im Zweifel müssen Banken aufgespalten werden" | Wirtschaft | ZEIT ONLINE 2011-11-15

    Die Banken sind für die Krise in Europa verantwortlich, sagt der Nobelpreisträger Muhammad Yunus. Im Interview erklärt er, wie ihre Macht beschränkt werden kann.
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    Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”

    Arab netizens are watching with awe news of New York police forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in New York. Some say they are “pulling a Mubarak” in reference to the brutal manner in which Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak dealt with protesters who ousted him in the Egyptian revolution.

    Among them is Egyptian activist Gigi Ibrahim, who is in New York, who notes that the New York police force is “pulling a Mubarak” in the way they suppress protests:

    @Gsquare86: Cut trains, prevent press, tear up tents, use pepper spray, & arrest journalists ? NYPD are pulling a Mubarak on #Occupywallst

    She adds:

    @Gsquare86: NYPD is reminding me of Egyptian Army raiding of Tahrir sq on Aug 1st to end July8 sit in OWS..same pigs different face

    and continues:

    @Gsquare86: NYPD chasing OWS around lower manhattan. It would almost be comical if it wasn't so sad.

    Bahraini writer Ali Al Saeed notes:

    @alialsaeed: What's funny is that Obama has a lot to say about arabspring yet fails to recognize what's going in in his own backyard.

    Egyptian Mosa'ab Elshamy adds:

    @mosaaberizing: If they were *really* inspired by Tahrir, now maybe a good time for the Occupy protesters to test their rock-throwing skills. Just saying.

    And Egypt-based journalist Bel Trew asks:

    @Beltrew: Why are police forces& governments around the world so terrified of people occupying spaces?When will this violence end?it's shameful

    Meanwhile, UAE-based journalist Tom Gara jokes:

    @tomgara: Every time you seriously compare Occupy protests to the Arab uprisings, God kills a puppy.

    November 14 2011

    Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) & Francesco Durante (1684-1755)

    2 Concerti (F. Durante) and 1 Motet (A. Scarlatti - Lauda Jerusalem - Psalm 147 [paraphrase])
    youtube playlist (~30 min)

    November 13 2011

    Egypt: Homosexuals to Occupy Tahrir on January 1

    Profile picture of the 'Egyptian Homosexual Day' Facebook page which reads as "We Do Not Want to Hide."

    If Islamists were the ones to appeal as threatening to women and religious minorities in Egypt, then they are not alone when it comes to opposing passing LGBT rights in post-revolution Egypt. Recently, a Facebook page was established to promote the rights of homosexuals and to call on them to gather on the 1 January, 2012, in Tahrir Square to demand their rights.

    Hundreds joined the page, not necessarily to support the demands, but to write homophobic comments, murder threats, and to cite Quran verses that show how Islam forbids homosexuality and defines it as a major sin. In one of the pictures posted by the page admin, a comment is written to define the page and to justify the rights of homosexuals to a normal life [ar]:

    من حقنا الظهور في المجتمع بشكل علني لحمايه نفسنا و لحمايه المجتمع من اضطهاد المثليين لان المجتمع اللي لا يقبل الاخر يبقى مريض
    We have the right to come out in society and to protect ourselves and protect our society from oppressing homosexuals because a society that doesn't accept the other is a sick one.

    To explain why they have chosen to protest in Tahrir Square in January, the page had a post saying:

    من نحن: نحن مجموعه من شباب مصر المثلي الجنس..نزلنا الميدان و شاركنا في الثوره..و نرى الان انه لنا كل الحق في العيش باحترام و علانيه..فنحن جزء من مصر الثوره ..فلا يزايد علينا احد
    We are a group of gay Egyptian youth. We were in Tahrir and we took part in the revolution. We see that each of us has the right to have a life of respect in public. We are part of Egypt's revolution and we won't allow anyone to question our loyalty.

    In one of its status updates, the page admin posted a message that s/he received from a gay Egyptian man, who was afraid to post it himself after he saw the insults and threats filling the page's wall:

    ايه الضرر لما يكون في اتنين من نفس الجنس في مكان ما في العالم نايميين في حضن بعض؟؟ انا ضريتك في ايه؟؟ اخدت حاجة بتاعتك؟؟ اكلت اكلك؟؟ ايه؟؟ انا انسان احس واحب واكره واغضب واسامح وافرح
    What's the harm if two people from the same sex somewhere in this world are hugging each other? How did I harm you? Did I take something that is yours? Did I eat your food? What? I am a human who feels, loves, hates, gets angry, forgives, and feels happy!

    The page admin has also posted a note to media stating the reason behind rejecting interviews:

    لكننا نعتذر لجميع الصحفيين عن عدم التواصل معهم..حيث اننا نرى ان تناول الاعلام لهذا الحدث الان سيؤدي الى احداث بلبله و ضجه اعلاميه قد تؤدي الى اجهاض اليوم من اساسه وارهاب شخصيات مثقفه وطنيه كانت قد ابدت موافقتها على المشاركه..و نرى انه من الانسب تغطيه الحدث وقت حدوثه وسيتم توجيه دعوات لجميع المؤسسات الاعلاميه في حينه
    We apologize to all journalists for not responding to them. We think if media talks about this, there will be a big fuss which might lead to the failure of the national gay day we are planning. It will also make some national personages and intellectuals change their minds about attending the day after giving us their approval. We see it's better if the event gets covered at the time it takes place and we will invite media to be there then.

    Another status came as a reply to all the threats that the page had on its wall:

    الى الساده المصدومين من اعداد المثليين في مصر : احنا موجودين بينكم من زمان لكن انتم فرضتم علينا نعيش تحت الارض و دفنتم رؤسكم في الرمل كالنعام..ثانيا :كفايه بلطجه ومحاولات ارهاب لينا مش هانسمح لحد يشكك في وطنيتنا
    To those who are shocked of how many of us exist in Egypt: we have lived with you for a long time but you forced us to live hiding. Stop you terror attempts; we do not allow you to question our patriotism.

    The page has also posted a YouTube video which plays a written message from a gay Egyptian who says that he is just another citizen who contributes to the society and respects all, and expects to be treated the same in his own country.

    The comments on this planned day that this Facebook page came out with were not only found on Facebook. Some people started to talk about them on Twitter. Ahmad Abdelhady (@Hadeezz) had an odd opinion on this that he didn't fully explain:

    عامة .. حق المثليين جنسيا فى الزواج والمعاملة بدون تمييز ده انا بؤيده … انما ف الشارع ويوم وطنى ده تعدى على حرية الاخرين ..نقطة وكلامى خلص
    @Hadeezz: In general, I support the rights of homosexuals to get married and be treated equally, but to have a national day out in the street is something I find as a violation of others' freedom. Period, that's all I have got to say.

    Activist Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) condemned the murder threats against homosexuals, but rather in a sarcastic way, as he attempts to put it:

    أيه حكايةالناس اللي عاوزة تقتل المثليين دول كمان؟ هي ناقصةدم؟ طيب لو انت رايح تقتلة كده راح هو مدافع عن نفسه و قتلك؟ نسميك أيه؟ شهيد الشرج؟
    @moftasa: What's the story of those who want to kill the homosexuals? It is as if we need to shed more blood? So when you go to kill a homosexual and he defends himself by killing you, what will we call you? The ‘anus martyr'?

    An engineer called Hussain Imam (@kemam) tweeted several posts on the LGBT planned day and suggested in one of them:

    بأفكر أعمل جروب لمناهضة المثليين دول بتوع 1 يناير!
    @kemam: I think I should start a group against those homosexuals of January 1st.

    Another Twitter user (@MiSrBtfHam) called on his followers to report the ‘Egyptian homosexual day' Facebook page to shut it down:

    اطالب الجميع بعمل ريبوت للصفحه دي الحريه مش معناها كده المثليين ميتمحكوش في الثورة واللي عاوز يدافع عنهم يتحرق
    @MiSrBtfHam: I demand you all to report this page. Freedom doesn't mean homosexuals rule the revolution. Those who will defend them should burn.

    Nokia Werkschließung Bochum 2008 - Wikipedia

    Die wirtschaftliche Situation für Nokia hat sich international seither (2008) erheblich verschlechtert - das könnte in Bezug auf das Vorgehen der rumänischen Behörden eine nicht eben untergeordnete Rolle spielen.

     Deutschland (Nordrhein-Westphalen) jedenfalls war zu feige, als einer der international stärksten Industriestaaten dem Unternehmen die Stirn zu bieten - es lässt sich vermuten, u.a. aus kalkulierter Rücksichtnahme auf die desaströse Lohn- und Einkommenspolitik, die die Bundesregierung den deutschen Einkommensempfängern wohl unter den Vorgaben der deutschen Unternehmerlobby aufoktroyierte.

    Die Auswirkungen dieser Lohn- und Einkommenspolitik im Rahmen der jetzigen Eurokrise, haben sich für all diejenigen, die ihre Lebenshaltung in Europa unter den Vorgaben der Wirtschaftspolitik von Frankreich und Deutschland zu bewältigen haben , mittlerweile zum tagtäglichen Albtraum entwickelt.


    vgl. @fefe vom 13.11.2011
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