Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L. (emo_snal) wrote,
Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L.

World Events of the Past Month

   There's several entries I've been meaning to write over the course of the last month but there's been a lot going on and I keep not getting around to it. Now that I have a moment I'm not sure I can remember what I meant to write.

   I was going to predict the Egyptian thing would end peacefully when the military finally informed Mubarak that they'd changed the locks and he should take a box and clear out his desk, but that has since happened.

   I was going to predict the Libyan thing would end when Kadafi ran out of bullets while hunkered down behind the desk in his office, and would proceed to throw every desk appliance at his attackers until finally subdued ... but it looks like he might actually bomb and terrorize his way through this uprising.

   The people of Egypt impressed me though. Not just in their brave determination to hold out in the square until the end, but the fact that the military actually managed to remain extremely neutral throughout and just maintain security, and that civilians who could have been spending their time protecting their own homes chose to voluntarily surround and protect the Egyptian Museum.

Istanbul 2009!
   This would be a good time to post the rest of my pictures from Egypt but unfortunately those are not up yet. However the rest of my pictures from ISTANBUL are. These are from my trip in 2009 -- but I've been busy with various things since then (such as eight months on a boat), (and then was without a working computer for four or five months).

   And I suppose I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the quake and tsunami in Japan, though I don't know what to say about it except wow. Among the many many other bits of bad news about it, I read there are currently four whole trains missing?!


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