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Millions In Motion

By Peter Molenaar The people in this neighborhood of the world have yet another opportunity to experience an enhanced human connection””to elicit a smile and eye contact from the Arab people among us.  For example, don”'t just plop coins on the counter at the corner convenience store, but boldly ask:  “What”'s your opinion regarding the Egyptian Revolution?”Â  You are likely to discover a knowledgeable person. Why the commotion in Arab lands? In Egypt, we are told, the corruption of the old regime cost more than $6 billion in public money per year.  Estimates of the former president”'s accumulated fortune range as high as $70 billion.  Mubarek”'s good buddies became merely billionaires while millions lived on less than $2 per day.  Heartless brutality appears as the hallmark of a regime which sadly was considered to have been a “good friend of the United States”. (more…)

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