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Comment Re:"arab spring" and western media (Score 1) 39

"democracy was only going to work if people stuck together and they didn't"

The "people" and "they" ? Foreign financed administration and politicians, foreign financed military, mercenary 'gangs', a part of the middle class, and some atheists ?

"And as for what Egyptians are hoping for themselves and their children, I try not to think about it too much. It's too discomforting."

That's the real "they". Secular and religious. They want democracy. They got more corruption and death instead because of ...

"The oil states are pumping tens of billions of dollars into Egypt to support the current regime, try to match that."

Last I looked the US were only putting in 2 billion yearly, but I agree, and it wouldn't be the first time they lost control to a monster they helped create.

Comment Re:"arab spring" and western media (Score 1) 39

"I think If you want any kind of democracy in the middle east it's often going to have a strong religious side, at least in the beginning, and it's better to accept that. I think If you want any kind of democracy in the middle east it's often going to have a strong religious side, at least in the beginning, and it's better to accept that. The egyptian middle class didn't accept that. The egyptian middle class didn't accept that"

I agree that democracy can mean that "it's often going to have a strong religious side, at least in the beginning".

But I don't think the Egyptian middle class didn't accept that, as I stated earlier I think those that didn't accept that where the foreign financed actors, the army, the opposition, and various levels of public administration.

  "and it's better to accept that"

That's what I mean, foreign powers aren't accepting that at all, so all the suffering, deaths, and radicalization in the population is more a result of foreign interventions than a result of what the people are hoping for themselves and their children.

Comment Re:"arab spring" and western media (Score 1) 39

"but the opposition supported the coup against the elected government of Morsi"

Yes, that makes my point stronger, the opposition were part of the foreign financed supporters of the ousted corrupt 'dictator' Mubarak.

And by the way, who did you mean by 'they' in 'they got their chance and threw it away", and what did they throw away?

Comment Re:"arab spring" and western media (Score 1) 39

"they got their chance and threw it away"

I'm not sure why you would say that. They managed to get rid of a foreign financed 'dictator', the new party was sabotaged materially and legally by the foreign financed army and entrenched administrative powers, protests were staged with music and disco lights for the foreign press and the foreign controlled army took over and basically still have control of the country. How does that mean 'they got their chance and threw it away'.

Comment Re:Well, up to a point... (Score 1) 58

"Recognising tense happy and scary is interesting in itself."

It didn't do that. The computer analyzed 100s of horror movie trailers and then selected parts of the movie that where the similar to the trailers.

"It would be very interesting to know how much human editing was done on the final trailer"

After the computer selected bits of the movie, which of those bits were used, edit points, and everything else was done by humans.

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