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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

President Mubarak Exonerated Of Direct Involvement In Egyptian Arab Spring Uprising Deaths

  Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was less plump than in his prime behind cell bars on Sunday’s printed front page of The New York Times. In fact troubled, Mubarak still looked prosperous and outright athletic, in sunglasses, as if he just worked out at the gym. Could everything still come up roses for the forced into retirement, beleaguered chief executive?
  According to The Times’ source, DePaul University, expert on Egyptian law, M. Cherif Bassiouni, though sentenced to life in prison, Mubarak might not “spend 30 days in jail as there’s no basis in Egyptian law” for the conviction that’s easy to overturn on appeal. The professor also felt the prosecution couldn’t win a tougher sentence on appeal either.
  Irregardless of written law Egypt’s military-led government has said it would also appeal the weak verdicts against Mubarak, his sons and top security officials, probably as a result of thousands of protesters that poured into the streets of Cairo and other cities for a second night on Sunday. The Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi, stood with the protesters, as well pledging if he is elected to press new charges against Mr. Mubarak. While his opponent, Ahmed Shafik, Mr. Mubarak’s last prime minister, charged the brotherhood was out for “revenge” against the former Mubarak government that they had collaborated with on secret deals. The Times quotes Shafik saying his opponents represented “chaos.” And a chorus of Shafik voters found in a cafe called the court’s decision a fair rebuke to the excesses of the Mubarak government that ought to close the books on it. “We should respect the rule of law,” said Oudo Mohamed Hassan, 60, the owner of a small leather factory. “We should move on, and look after our own interests.”
  Two distinct versions of what moving forward means for Egypt. Awkward as Egypt’s politics are one hopes they find compromise.
  The state newspaper Al Ahram reported Mr. Mubarak was shocked he was transferred from more comfortable military hospital accommodations to prison. When he found out he was at Tora Prison, Mr. Mubarak began complaining of health problems and refused for two and a half hours to leave the helicopter. But when his, also prisoners, sons, Gamal and Alaa, were brought Mr. Mubarak’s condition improved, the paper said. He was issued a blue jumpsuit, but did not immediately pose for the customary mug shot holding his prison number because of his health.
  Meanwhile Tuesday, Reuters gauged Middle East reactions finding that both Israel’s Netanyahu and the PLO’s Abbas know there will be no simple return to the status quo Mubarak offered, which provided both with sturdy cover at home and abroad. Though for the Egyptian people lamenting that temporary and abusive situation doesn’t seem worth the effort in practice or at all comforting as even nostalgia. Reuters points to Islamist gains in Egypt strengthening the sense of encirclement in the militarily powerful Jewish state, already preoccupied with the nuclear ambitions of Iran. An assessment that encourages the region’s present separatist attitudes rather than raising hope for either side's reconciliation. With only one God between all of us, how exactly does jihad, “holy war,” remedy anything other than satisfying mortal grudges without end?
  Reuters cites Israel’s regional strategy was underpinned by its peace deal with Egypt, enabling the country to scale back dramatically its military budget with help containing its troubled relations with the Palestinians. Again in practice preposterous expecting temporary stalemates to solve anything other than the elites’ abilities to hold wined and dined state functions that populations in general probably barely benefit from in the least. Reuters states from Israel’s perspective, one of Mubarak’s great advantages was that he helped maintain a tough blockade on Gaza. Hamas hopes a Mursi brotherhood presidency would loosen the economic shackles of a boycott Israel says stops the flow of arms to Gaza.
  Mubarak’s Egypt also supplied Israel with 40 percent of its gas needs and that deal is now gone. Egyptian revenue the countryside was barely benefiting from anyway and in the end why Mubarak was wanted out of the way as plans for spreading wealth never apparently got much further than purchasing vacation homes for the Mubaraks which they believably deny. After all, with how long Mubarak was in office, it could be remembered how rich American presidents become after only four to eight years in office. The levels of corruption so far exposed hardly rise to a legitimate bonus on Wall Street.
  “To a great extent Islamists in Palestine see their future tied to the victory of Mursi, which would complete the circle and leave the Islamists in full control of the entire Egyptian political system,” said Okal, the Gaza analyst. But Israelis who have lived in Egypt, which has fought four wars against the Jewish state, say the reasons are much more deeply rooted and see no quick fix, whoever wins the presidency. “No matter where the Egyptian turns, he absorbs hatred of Israel,” said Eli Shaked, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo, complaining of rampant anti-Semitism in schools and the media. “The Mubarak regime encouraged this trend and used it to release steam by the public and distract attention from the poverty and backwardness in Egypt. It will remain in place, as there is no end to the hatred,” he added.
  A political, cultural rut and really where the last monarch ends up shouldn’t be of much consequence as it’s already clear Mubarak will still have access to medical care his country’s people still can’t afford.
May 19 - June 6, 2016
President Mubarak Exonerated Of Direct Involvement In Egyptian Arab Spring Uprising Deaths  

6/6/2012 concluded: A political, cultural rut and really where the last monarch ends up shouldn’t be of much consequence as it’s already clear Mubarak will still have access to medical care his country’s people still can’t afford.

  And so it goes. Into decades, that are really centuries, later, privilege affords change. Not even the hypotheses differ much. Explaining why we can't make a cultural leap with our money intact landing everyone in the 21st Century rather than scattered all over the place. Mentally, I mean. Ask any investment advisor how it's really all mostly attitude. Attitude exploited the American housing industry in 2008. Too many people couldn't afford homes? When striving to better their situation is the American way? 
  Not Egypt's problem, but all the same difference. Small, but large planet, considering. Where is Mubarak now? Being stored for stable public relations. 
  Nope. No one knew what was coming until after Tunisia, December, 2010. Generations seldom see new ones coming though they have everything to do with what turns out. Hierarchies survive and processes unfold again. As history bears out gradual progress goes forward while remaining behind? 
  President Mubarak. Your job was the whole country's economic success. Not just the façade. Not just your social peers. Military and or otherwise. 
  So corruption's still in season. Again. The big idealistic thing to defeat. Usually avoiding responsibility for the roots. The deals that without which much of the world's work wouldn't have gotten done. Legal. Illegal. Every leader should have a grasp of their country's wealth "from the bottom up." What everyone's compelled to do. Not just a handle on an adequate defense through police state control. That's just hiding as usual from all the unethical compromises power forces people to compromise with. 
  Mr. Mubarak. Don't bother explaining how many galas you had to attend commemorating the money raised for this or that charity applying band-aids to the cavernous holes in your economic structure. I know. Everyone, everywhere, does it because charity serves a purpose and purposes. But my guess is if a million or two more, extra, paid nurses had been hired at any time during your administrations, the financial circulation and improved health could have mended the country. Just look at the United States' success. Where so much more money goes in than is involved in actual medicine at all. However much money might be wasted in America it's all that much more to the good as long as the money circulates. 
  Apparently we can't stop this planet's warlordish aspect. But just as the United States really could have lied and put up Potemkin Villages as a false front to the billions spent on the lucrative Cold War. Theoretically spending the money on more infrastructural things like maybe more bridges and tunnels so cars and trains never cross paths. Proclaiming mistakes are accidents. Couldn't afford to be safe will be history's judgment? Because the Soviet Union wasn't and couldn't carry its' weight militarily and or otherwise. Their money actually disappeared before their eyes. No duh. Hindsight, hell. One of American Public Relations Culture's best kept secrets. America should have hired more nurses too? 
  So Mr. Mubarak, as you rationalized you were doing, money's circulation should have been your prime concern and not just it's being exchanged across the top. Or at least, Mr. Mubarak, you should have seen the pointlessness to being king when patience was used up. 
  Ya know, President Mubarak? I just don't think revenge is the answer that also applies to you. Right now the authorities want to fry the jerk who killed all those people in a church in North Carolina. So far though, as one could practically expect, there's no usual outcry against the Death Penalty in this North Carolina case. But my view is -

The Death Penalty as a principle may have justification. But the world is just not responsible enough. Ken Saro-Wiwa of Nigeria, etc. Throughout the world the rationalization for execution is wrong and the only way to right it is humans not killing humans. Period. We need to correct the distorted mindsets that create tragedy and hatred's a dangerous thing.

  No, Mr. Mubarak. Since you don't believe in your economic cultural neglectfulness, you could hardly accept what I've found to support you. Not believing in revenge. It's just tiring that power produces aggressive defense. Of course, sir, your excuse, is that you sat atop a volatile political structure as a stabilizing force. But it would have been nice if you lifted a finger toward fixing that instead of manifesting a perpetual throne. You were seduced. 
  I've been repeating myself, huh? One track mind, right Mr. Mubarak? Repetition is redundant. Though maybe not as much as perpetual aristocracy? 
  Searching Hosni Mubarak it's bad press. Though you're described as a capable totalitarian in your first ten years for doing well by the Investment Class
  Just piling on, huh Mr. Mubarak? You didn't invent the commercial Conspiracies of Individuals political system. Just adapted as everyone else did. Ruthless world, right? Fact. 
  Presumptuous as all hell, no? Time Magazine's  Egypt's Last Pharaoh? The Rise and Fall of Hosni Mubarak. Wrapped you so tight, rewrite's gonna smell. 
  When formally leaving office, Mr. Mubarak. You're quoted, saying last, "May God help everybody." 
  Now you know?
The military. Hometown America and our police. We're all being taken for a ride. End the Criminal Enterprise System.

  Also there's The New York Times' The Strange, Unending Limbo of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, May 16, 2016, by Declan Walsh and Nour Youssef that concluded - 

“What matters now about Mubarak is how he goes down in history,” said Mr. Diab, the researcher. “When he dies, the fight will be over whether he was a thief or a military hero, whether he was responsible for the current chaos in Egypt, or whether he saved the country from it until he was kicked out.”

  See President Mubarak, Putin, etc. Legacy, history, isn't influencing how the future thinks. Because understanding history is discerning its dictation. Hosni Mubarak will always be king.

  What's the chances the world's ruled by Public Relations farce and no one's bringing, brought or delivered truthful accuracy to any public throughout the world since it's been figured out what objectivity might consist of. What's the odds? 
  If you can't fathom the depth of chicanery you probably can't read any book, even ones you're told you agree with. 

  So there I was one day riding up Madison in the sixties on the way to The Carlyle where the delivery entrance is in the back. And there he was as tranquil as you please, himself, walking north, John Cleese
  I thanked him for this clip with the car I used in the New York Cycling Video and Film Festival. Mr Cleese said he remembered as he clearly reaffirms here.

Widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satire in 1960s Britain.

And May The Nile Stay Risen
Imperialism's A Trip
(Added 9/21/2016)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Saga Of Argentina Nationalizing YPF Oil Continues …

  Shareholders have been up in arms The New York Times reported May 30th. Then May 31st Reuters explains that while Spanish conglomerate Repsol lost 51% of their stake in YPF, they still held 6% that became twelve that Thursday when an Argentine family financial firm, fellow YPF shareholder, the Petersen Group, could not meet a loan requirement so Repsol was allowed to buy six more percent of their confiscated company, YPF. Though the Argentine president has so far refused to discuss compensation with Repsol, the proper strategic cases are in all the appropriate courts while Repsol picking up another 6% makes this all sound so modern and civilized. After all YPF began in Argentina in 1922.
  It’s not as if average investors have leverage anyway, do they? President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner contends the April 16th confiscation occurred because the Spanish conglomerate, Repsol, had not invested enough in Argentina. Odds are Repsol’s YPF success did the industrial giant out of their 51% as much as Argentina’s desire to increase their share. It’s not the old days. Countries watch where the money flows and naturally want to protect their turf. Countries have been this way before, but not this sophisticated. Soon after the confiscation, in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País, and covered by the English language Buenos Aires Herald, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro backed Argentina’s decision to nationalize the country’s biggest oil company YPF saying, “it’s every country’s right.”
  Raw power at play and fascinating how the conglomerate still has money moving around, and though dividends for shareholders will be less, the corporation is not collapsing. Again the feeling is Argentina did this because they could. A collapsed Repsol does Argentina no good. Their political responsibility for the country is already against the wall from protectionist trade policies that are turning everyone off from the seeming reams of paperwork required to trade with Argentina in the new rapid fire digital age. Maybe that’s where the Argentine government intends to socially invest a projected YPF windfall. On digital education for the poor who don’t really eat enough to pay attention in school?
  Sure there’s rhetoric if asked, but, honestly though, it’s not easy getting everyone a financial taste across a whole country. For example one Argentine difficulty is expressed by this Buenos Aires Herald  report of a politician’s attitude toward money. Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández explaining why his savings are in dollars after the government, including him personally, launched strong restriction policies on dollar purchases, told an audience, when pressed, “I save in dollars because I feel like it.” Meaning he can?
  Meanwhile Repsol’s president is cited by the Buenos Aires Herald as “confident that a new Argentine government would negotiate,” and added his “prediction is that within three to four years we will be able to find a solution to this issue.”
  There’s just no end to how money can be invested so the message seems Argentina will do business but expect them to take their cut. That expression from the financial collapse, too big to fail rings even truer and louder. What are the odds everyone is able to stay out of each others way? Getting better I guess now that Argentina has a bigger cut of the oil proceeds. Let’s hope.
April 12 -20, 2016
The Saga Of Argentina Nationalizing YPF Oil Continues

5/31/2012 concluded:  There’s just no end to how money can be invested so the message seems Argentina will do business but expect them to take their cut. That expression from the financial collapse, too big to fail rings even truer and louder. What are the odds everyone is able to stay out of each others way? Getting better I guess now that Argentina has a bigger cut of the oil proceeds. Let’s hope.

Right? Money Went That Away 

  Well. Bueno as Spanish film translates. As far as progress has reached, yesterday's relics remain myths, I sighed, looking up from the April 4, 2016, Buenos Aires Herald headline,

Macri headed up a ceremony at a Fiat factory in Córdoba province 
that quotes President Macri saying, 
" ... but we are totally concerned about inflation, which is something that hurts all of us, especially those who have the least.”

that The Soapbox View wholeheartedly agrees with. Noble of him to refer to fortune's major surfing flaw resting on infinity's back burner
  Or I was actually looking down, rising from the chair to watch the skies clear for the afternoon rain. Politics as well can all be about happenstance cycles that we've grown accustomed to acknowledging are political wars between all the same people so it just feels as if maybe everything would be solved if they'd* just cut it out. 
  Economies are very multi multi-multi-dimensional pies. Sliced such that refrigeration's preservative's die, so to speak? Cut the crap. Ending corruption is just a billable hours lawyers' social paradise, so to speak. If nailing down and ending crime from the gut, were really the goal. Lobbyists would and probably could have accomplished that long ago. Because now's supposedly time we'll litigate ourselves successfully through the patterns of revenge and bring justice to whom? Hiding money's a craft. An art formAnd only by facing the social contrivances could real resolution solve sound money's problems. And why's Buenos Aires subway system is nearly state-of-the-art while New York's is still the museum showing the brilliance of 19th century technology. A homage to our grinding pursuits?

The black soldiers who biked 2,000 miles over the mountains and out of American history.

Prove legal team isn't an oxymoron?

Thinktank: ‘Just 10% of world military spending could end global poverty.’ Buenos Aires Herald

The ridiculousness is not a myth.

  Gaps are where money doesn't flow. A whole district of Buenos Aires was invaded as a "drug" enclave when all the extra machine gun power turned up was grass for which the illegal stigma has no place in civilized society. Nonsense born of bigotry and exploitation. End the Criminal Enterprise System.

April 19 Letter Sent to English Language

Dear Buenos Aires Herald, Sebastián Lacunza and Michael Soltys, 

  Reading the paper Buenos Aires Herald during my eighth two-week yearly visit, I noticed whether to start in on Macri or Christina is the question and, thinking the political dial actually turns this way or that, the dilemma. In the US there's an assumption politically idealistic followers of Uncle Ronny more accurately reflect Aunt Nancy's even-less nuanced trance
  I absolutely love the city's bike lanes design. A short barrier with vehicle parking only on the opposite side of the street. Civilized. Still a long-long way from the once-great and successful Chinese bike-culture destroyed by the mobile-throne's successful façade. "Cough, cough." 
  But the sidewalks. On the surface the problem is there's no uniformity. Nada, none. What's perhaps tossed off as artistic integrity, is misplaced on such a utilitarian structure as the public sidewalk. What's happening doesn't work. In fact it seems taken for granted that solving the broken walkways is too much work. Just as there's not enough financial profit in solar panels being the reason everyone's not bought one already. Why its also too much effort to focus commercial resources just to fix the broken walks. 
  Any one-block quarter section of walk is constructed with as much as four and more different varieties of materials that are, generally, NEVER repaired. Isn't there someone of powerful status in the country now who was recently Buenos Aires' mayor? Oversight, Mr. President? Good sidewalks is a tradition the planet deserves. Till Google's picking us up and dropping us anywhere on the map? 
  After eight yearly two week sliced samplings of Buenos Aires, three small sidewalk repair crews were observed including uno this year. Sites smaller than a small crowd's hands. It is a bad dream. A problem not tackled because of the immense logistical difficulty, when the real reward would reflect that universal crowd control policy "broken windows" because it is just possible all our broken souls need repair? 
  Where I generally walk I've memorized most problem cracks, holes and crevices. But technically it's not really fair to all the tourists expected to share elsewhere’s money? One reason Florida still doesn't have an income tax. Sidewalk repair is not a quaint problem, but a travesty. 
  Cut to the chase. Amnesty. That would have to include Argentina's not ever unduly confiscating from people's bank accounts ever again. Cheating taxes? Hiding wealth's worse. Money circulating so high it seldom touches down becoming more incentive to graft and greed. A perpetual cart before exploited horse. Congresses decide and neglect solving opportunity's criminalization. Our strength is weakness is our strength. And society's inability to delve deeper into our real problems, the real problem.
Torcedura satirica de Soapbox Vista persigue el doble legados 
And Columbus' mummy.

* they'd

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