Residents with ties to Egypt hope for...

Residents with ties to Egypt hope for change

There are 24 comments on the The Citizens' Voice story from Jan 29, 2011, titled Residents with ties to Egypt hope for change. In it, The Citizens' Voice reports that:

At his home Friday in the Back Mountain, Mahmoud Fahmy, Ph.D., remained glued to his television and computer at 11 a.m. EST - 6 p.m. in Cairo, Egypt - the time of the government-imposed curfew.

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“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#1 Jan 29, 2011
Be careful in hoping for 'change.' Two years ago that very empty promise got us higher unemployment and trillions more in national debt.
Bubblesman

Lincoln Park, NJ

#2 Jan 29, 2011
Jeff Woehrle wrote:
Be careful in hoping for 'change.' Two years ago that very empty promise got us higher unemployment and trillions more in national debt.
Change, plus the only thing left in most American's pockets is change, it brought out alot of welfare, leeches and lazy people in America. Funny the color was changed but some of the ignorant people in America run our Country.

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#3 Jan 29, 2011
If the muslim brother hood gets any power we have some big problems in the mid east and Israel is in real trouble, the MB's are in tight with most of the terrorists groups, the guy who formed it in the 30's is the one who came up the the jihad model.

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jan 30, 2011
This is a slippery slope because radical groups could come in and take over, which we do not need and which the current government has been able to squash up to now. This is not a good situation.
To Jeff: This administration did not cause this high unemployment. 30 years of deficit spending did. Not that simple.
CecilRhodes

New Baltimore, MI

#11 Jan 30, 2011
Great! Perhaps if things become palatable enough for them in their homeland, they will leave.

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#12 Jan 30, 2011
@slush,

I agree that government spending increases (when that increase exceeds the economic growth that supports that spending through taxation) did harm to the economy. However, Obumble campaigned on the empty promise of 'change.'

To his credit, he DID change things. He increased spending, increased the national debt and increased unemployment.

Which WAS a change from what it was before.

To that end, he's an honest politician.

Since: Jan 11

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#14 Jan 30, 2011
Jeff Woehrle wrote:
@slush,
I agree that government spending increases (when that increase exceeds the economic growth that supports that spending through taxation) did harm to the economy. However, Obumble campaigned on the empty promise of 'change.'
To his credit, he DID change things. He increased spending, increased the national debt and increased unemployment.
Which WAS a change from what it was before.
To that end, he's an honest politician.
Ridiculous assumptions once again. High unemployment is from the crash from the Bush years. We knew that before he even left office. Also remember, Bush took a surplus and trashed it!

Since: Sep 09

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#15 Jan 30, 2011
I have a friend in Egypt who went for a week's vacation with her mother... she is an artist who has dreamed of seeing the pyramids for years. Found out they are trapped there, as all air traffic has been shut down. She can't really go anywhere either, there is bombing and rioting all around.

Ever see the movie "Terminal" with Tom Hanks? Kinda like that. I just hope it's days or a week instead of months... supposedly the American Embassy is working to figure out how to get Americans out, but so far no luck and no news on any progress, just that they're "looking into it".

This is why we should be grateful for term limits, if we don't like someone we can vote them out way before 3 decades.
Jodie

Princeton, NC

#16 Jan 30, 2011
Rebeccadoglover,wrote,
This is why we should be grateful for term limits, if we don't like someone we can vote them out way before 3 decades.
Amen to that!

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#18 Jan 31, 2011
slush wrote:
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Ridiculous assumptions once again. High unemployment is from the crash from the Bush years. We knew that before he even left office. Also remember, Bush took a surplus and trashed it!
Facts are not assumptions, and the calendar answers the question.

Also remember, the federal government under Bush collected nearly two TRILLION more in taxes in eight years than it did under the eight years of Clinton.

If you are looking to cut deficits, getting more money into the government coffers is a great way to start.

:-)

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#19 Jan 31, 2011
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
I have a friend in Egypt who went for a week's vacation with her mother... she is an artist who has dreamed of seeing the pyramids for years. Found out they are trapped there, as all air traffic has been shut down. She can't really go anywhere either, there is bombing and rioting all around.
Ever see the movie "Terminal" with Tom Hanks? Kinda like that. I just hope it's days or a week instead of months... supposedly the American Embassy is working to figure out how to get Americans out, but so far no luck and no news on any progress, just that they're "looking into it".
This is why we should be grateful for term limits, if we don't like someone we can vote them out way before 3 decades.
Tell her to call the embassy or any other embassy friendly to the US. If she can tell them, US embassy, exactly where she is the marines can literally drop a chopper in there to pull her out once the mag, marine amphibious group, is in range or tell her where to go for pickup.

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#20 Jan 31, 2011
fistv wrote:
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Tell her to call the embassy or any other embassy friendly to the US. If she can tell them, US embassy, exactly where she is the marines can literally drop a chopper in there to pull her out once the mag, marine amphibious group, is in range or tell her where to go for pickup.
We actually have an amphibious assault ship, looks like an aircraft carrier, in range now and a carrier en-route and in range in 12 hours to evacuate US citizens and dependents.
From the news though the rioting seems to be contained around the Cairo area and not in any of the other cities or resorts on the med side.

Since: Sep 09

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#21 Jan 31, 2011
fistv wrote:
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Tell her to call the embassy or any other embassy friendly to the US. If she can tell them, US embassy, exactly where she is the marines can literally drop a chopper in there to pull her out once the mag, marine amphibious group, is in range or tell her where to go for pickup.
The US Embassy is perfectly aware that there are lots of American citizens stuck there now, they're not sending in any choppers, they're waiting it out and hoping the protests don't last at this pitch for too long. Right now there is no plan to get Americans out as far as I know. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of US citizens there right now, not to mention thousands of tourists from other countries. Egypt with it's ancient history, pyramids, and incredible art is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the planet.

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#22 Jan 31, 2011
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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The US Embassy is perfectly aware that there are lots of American citizens stuck there now, they're not sending in any choppers, they're waiting it out and hoping the protests don't last at this pitch for too long. Right now there is no plan to get Americans out as far as I know. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of US citizens there right now, not to mention thousands of tourists from other countries. Egypt with it's ancient history, pyramids, and incredible art is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the planet.
Egypt's annual tourist count is about 13 million.

Las Vegas alone gets about 30 million.

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#23 Jan 31, 2011
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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The US Embassy is perfectly aware that there are lots of American citizens stuck there now, they're not sending in any choppers, they're waiting it out and hoping the protests don't last at this pitch for too long. Right now there is no plan to get Americans out as far as I know. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of US citizens there right now, not to mention thousands of tourists from other countries. Egypt with it's ancient history, pyramids, and incredible art is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the planet.
There were around 55,000 US there according to reports yesterday. They are waiting it out and hoping the protests don't escalate.

Since: Sep 09

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#24 Jan 31, 2011
Jeff Woehrle wrote:
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Egypt's annual tourist count is about 13 million.
Las Vegas alone gets about 30 million.
Las Vegas gets a lot more repeat business. That doesn't change the fact that there are hundreds of Americans stuck in Egypt right now, and that the Embassy so far has been ineffective at getting them out.

Since: Sep 09

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#25 Jan 31, 2011
fistv wrote:
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There were around 55,000 US there according to reports yesterday. They are waiting it out and hoping the protests don't escalate.
That's more than I even thought Fistv!

I hope things don't escalate, but the poverty most live in there has no doubt created a lot of frustration and anger that is not likely to settle down anytime soon.

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#26 Jan 31, 2011
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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Las Vegas gets a lot more repeat business. That doesn't change the fact that there are hundreds of Americans stuck in Egypt right now, and that the Embassy so far has been ineffective at getting them out.
Visits are visits and are counted the same way.

The point is that while Egypt's tourism is the country's #1 commerce, it still pales in comparison to what a large city in the US receives.

For Egypt, 13 million visitors is a really big deal. In the grand scheme of tourism, however, it is not.
Cabin

East Stroudsburg, PA

#27 Jan 31, 2011
THERE IS A GRAND SCHEME OF TOURISM??????????
;-)))

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#28 Jan 31, 2011
For some clarity on the ongoing evacuation.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/31/am...

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