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3:48pm The prime minister of Denmark, Lars Rasmussen, has become the first European Union leader to call for Mubarak's resignation... saying he is, quote, "history".

That's really sticking his neck out! Visionary! More than two hours ahead of his time!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:20:32 AM EST
at least he had the nerve to do it, unlike many.

you know, if the Egyptians were as cynical and pessimistic as you all are, they would never have bothered to walk out their front door let alone put their lives on the line.

by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:22:40 AM EST
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I was talking about the shameful  timidity of European leaders on this issue.

Not to speak of their shameless dipping of snouts in the trough (the French Prime Minister recently had an Egyptian holiday at the expense of the Mubarak regime)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:26:15 AM EST
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yes, we in the West should be ashamed of having such leaders.
by stevesim on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:28:19 AM EST
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we're not all like that, steve, don't pay too much attention to the occasional ghoul-ash!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:44:01 AM EST
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Goulash?


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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 11:50:15 AM EST
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braindead pun on the (thankfully relatively rare), tasteless forays into ghoulishness in ET comments.

ghoulish as in pretending to want violent outcomes, because you believe they're inevitable and you want to 'get them over with', no doubt, but tending towards the bloodthirsty in tone, imo.

egypt is busy proving that while we need the courage to face the worst, if there are enough of us, violence can stay (mostly) at bay, and overthrow of evil and despotism can occur.

some seem to bay for it, and i find that puerile and irresponsible, bad use of thought waves, jarringly inappropriate here at ET.

 it's a free forum... but perhaps there is a hidden agenda to lower the vibe here and discredit the collective.

nuff said...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 01:37:13 PM EST
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Yeah, I got it, just wanted to get that plate of goulash in there. :)

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 01:51:03 PM EST
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I ate it. Thanks.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 03:26:20 PM EST
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me too, yum

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 05:47:32 PM EST
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