Here are a few pictures to show the mood of Tunisia in the present time.
For the most part it looks like the worst is over. Their is calm in the streets of Tunisia and people are slowly beginning to return to their daily lives. The UN estimated that at least 117 people died, including 70 killed by live fire, in five weeks of bloodshed linked to demonstrations which led to the ousting of Ben Ali.
Yesterday, as the interim cabinet held its first meeting, around 500 protestors, mostly the radical left and trade unions, took to the streets in central Tunis demanding that the ruling RCD party be excluded. But the mood in the capital was lightening. (The Guardian)
Copying off of Mohamed Bouazizi, 7 people have either tried to or successfully set themselves on fire. After a month of street protests and nearly a month of violent riots, Zine Al-Abedine Ben Ali, Dictator of Tunisia, is now in exile and his RCD party in shambles.
So for those of you who don’t know what happened in the little North African country of 10 million, Tunisia, here is a super quick update.
Street protests over unemployment and political restrictions break out and soon spread all over the country.
Clashes with police continued for the whole month of December.
Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after police stopped him from selling fruits on the street, which was the 26 year old students only form of income.
What was once street protests turned into all out street riots. Police began shooting protesters on sight.
Demonstrators say police killed at least 50 people in an attempt to suppress dissent.
So, here we are today. Zine Al-Abedine Ben Ali, the Dictator of Tunisia for 23 years, in exile and the his RCD party currently being picked apart with ministers quitting by the hand full. Currently the once deadly streets of Tunisia are now quieting down, the most resent protest was held today. People are beginning to go back to their everyday lives. There are now reports of mysterious masked snipers on the roof tops shooting at civilians (see one of the videos below).
We went from protests to all out riots but will the people of Tunisia ever get the change they so passionately desire? We have yet to find out. Meanwhile, take a look at some heart warming riot footage courtesy of YouTube.
Here is an early look at the protests from December 26th 2010
January 11th 2011
January 11th 2011
January 17th 2011 (snipers firing on a defenseless crowd of civilians
So, yesterday Mr.Bush bade his farewell to the country. Blabbing about our journey together and talking about our founders. I think all of it is bubkis. There is no we in I. Mr. Bush made all the decisions. We didn’t make mistakes. He did. We didn’t choose war. He did. We didn’t crash two planes into the twin towers and kill 3000 Americans. He did. We didn’t elect the worst president in United States history. He did.
This is a farewell from him to us. It’s not a farewell from us to him. Nor should we acknowledge his farewell.
Yet, new questions arise. We have a new president or is it a new problem? Did we elect our new president or did our new president elect us. Are we making the right decisions or is he making the right decisions. Are there hidden motives? We must look beyond the cameras, beyond the press, we must look into the president and interpret his real intentions. We must look at the people around him and their intentions.
We may be the victims of starvation, and a savior comes along like the president-elect, we jump on the food and submit. We do as he says with no objections, we follow his lead with no caution, we place our trust in a leader that makes promises, but its one thing to make promises and it’s a whole other thing to keep them. Placing your trust in a leader that makes promises is like placing your trust in a lion that says, “I won’t eat you.” Placing your trust in a leader that keeps promises is like placing your trust in a butterfly that says, “I won’t hurt you.”
The saying goes, “If the people lead, the leaders will follow.” A perfect example of that has happened, and been happening, all over the world. It’s time we show our president-elect that we can lead him, that we elect him, that he doesn’t lead us and he doesn’t elect us as his followers because we are weak and media driven. It’s about time we show the media that they don’t pick our leader, that they don’t control us, we do. If we all just suddenly stopped watching TV, they would be grovelling at our feet begging that we do; Then we would be the leaders, right? We would be controlling them.
See, leadership happens when one person wants something that another person can give or make happen, or promise to happen. In this case we have a trash economy, we want it better. We have the worst president in history, we want a better one. Mr.president-elect (Obama) promises he will give us a better economy, and he promises a better president in him. That’s were leadership happens, he leads us because he can do something that we can’t and we want that something.
The media makes money off of our desire to watch TV. Our desire to listen to what ever they say, drives them to elect our president. When we stop watching TV, the leadership role changes. They want us and they will do anything to make us watch TV. Now we control them because we have something that they want-Television ratings…. and money.
So, Mr.Bush I appreciate your farewell, but that’s all it will be….an appreciation. I don’t accept it, I don’t give my farewell to you, I just appreciate it.
I thought I’d show you guys some pics, that I photoshopped
Using some kind of art tool which I can no longer remember.
To much of my surprise I saw, on Yahoo, the above title (minus the questions mark). The story goes, George W.Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq. During a press conference with Iraqi president (I don’t know his name) a Journalist throws both of his shoes at the President. The President ducked and was NOT hit by either shoe. No one was injured during this fiasco.
As all of you probably know my anti-New World Order attitude, it only seems natural for me to debunk this. I am, and I think you will be pleased with the results.
Before we start I want everyone to see the real thing so here is a video. The captions in the video are what the journalist is saying during his rampant shoe throwing.
Now let me show you the flaws with this whole scenario and why this was all an act…..a rehearsed act. Just like the Bin Laden Videos.
Mr.Bush, Just seconds before a Journalist throws the first of two shoes at him.
Mr.Bush, Just milliseconds before a Journalist throws the second of two shoes at him.
Now lets skip to the more exciting part. While the shoe is actually making its way over Mr.Bush’s head.
Mr. Bush, while the first of two shoes comes over his head.
Let us analyze the first flaw in this act.
"How is Bush able to duck, yet the Iraqi president can't react?"
How is Bush able to swiftly duck, yet the Iraqi president can barely react? That “shoe” is a sandal, which carries significantly less mass which means significantly less velocity.
The second shoe is flying over Bush's head.
Now the flaws.
"The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction."
The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction. Unwillingly, extending your arm is in no way protecting the president nor changing the trajectory of the sandal.
Seconds after Bush nearly get hit in the head by two shoes thrown by a journalist.
Now the flaws of this image.
Bush shoos a security guard after the guard comes to his aid.
You may need to watch the video again to spot this one. Mr.Bush actually shoos the guard away as the guard comes to his aid.
Now I want to talk about the key area in this video. It is the whole back half of the room. Here is an untouched picture with no visual aid from me. Pay attention to the back half of the room. Just think, what is missing?
Pay attention to the back half.
Do you know what’s wrong? well, here are the answers.
The chandelier is in the way of the sandal throw.
First off, their are no security guards behind the president or on either side. There isn’t even anyone sitting at the desk to the left. Here’s why, Judging by the reflections of the chandelier off the wall and desk, the chandelier is directly or approximately under the desk and in line with Bush and the Iraqi president. To be honest I’ve never seen the president, or any president, talk at a podium at the FAR right of a room and skip the middle. If Mr.Bush and the Iraqi president were in the middle of the room, like they were suppose to be, and the guards were near the president, like they were suppose to be, The sandal would have hit the chandelier and all havoc would wreak. Pieces of chandelier would be everywhere and the president could have been injured.
If you look at the chandeliers height, based on reflection, it is right in-line with the door which is at a safe guess of 7ft. Assuming that the president is an average height of 6ft that makes the chandelier only 1 foot higher than the presidents head.
Instead of catastrophe, the sandals quietly slam into the wall behind and guards suspiciously run out from the door on the side of the wall behind the president. It took a whopping 7 seconds for the guards to reach the president from that back room as well as the guard that had to stagger over people. According to my calculations if the journalist had a standard hand gun, he could have got off 9 to 11 shots in that same period of 7 seconds. The last time the secret service was not around the president was during John F.Kennedy’s deadly drive through Dallas.
Sorry pal, but if your looking for a Kimbo Slice article……go to Yahoo.com or something. The last thing we need is me writing another Kimbo Slice article. What I will do is tell you we he’s just a fad.
Kimbo slice (I know it not his real name) is just a fad, first look at his name, it’s too perfect it’s like Lebron James or Micheal Jackson it just rolls off the tongue and its fun to say.
Also the fact that the hype about him was started even be for he fought a dang professional fight! What the heck was that all about people, come on!
Now heres the deal, he was homeless and yes their is nothing wrong with being homeless, but being desperate for money, homeless, and getting a six figure check might drive you coo coo. Remember what happened to Mike Tyson when he got a lot of money. I think the same thing will have to Kimbo Slice. Eventually he will just be one of those Mike Tyson, Micheal Jacks, Mr.T people that make you say every now and again,” I wonder what happened to Kimbo Slice.” and then I will reply, “I don’t know, ever since he lost that one fight I never saw him again, remember when he was on youtube and everyone was making all this hype about him?”
Ok, maybe I’m being to harsh, but I just want everyone to know that money makes you crazy and he looks like a crazy guy to me. Crazy and crazy don’t make a sane.
What do you think, because my silly ideas don’t count as opinions.
Hi, everyone….. a friend of mine has a new blog — www.5millionpageviews.com. He’s trying to get 5 million page views, Although I’m not quit sure why. Anyway, he will have some interesting stuff….I hope and it would be awesome if everyone would join the quest…..the quest for 5 million page views. I’ve also given him my “Was that on YouTube?” segment so you can now see that on www.5millionpageviews.com as well as my blog….err…this blog.
So, check the site out, bookmark it, tell everyone about it, look at it 1 million times, and don’t forget to have a good day!! 🙂