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1/29/2011 09:05 PM EST
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pixies
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pixies   2/1/2011 3:22:01 AM
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So far I was pretty impressed with what the Egyptians has done, both the civillian and the army. I wish there will be a peaceful outcome of this uprising and this may mark the turning point for the entire middle east.

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Robotics Developer   1/31/2011 10:16:25 PM
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I would hazard a guess that this instability and probable change in government should cause international companies to re-think their global expansion and investment in many countries. If it can happen in Egypt which was not looked upon as unstable what about the rest of the smaller countries. It makes me appreciate what we have here in the US even more. Perhaps, companies that are watching events in the world will consider keeping or moving some manufacturing/design support/ etc BACK to US.

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Silicon_Smith   1/31/2011 6:48:21 PM
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I doubt there will be a domino effect like the one witnessed in the first half of the twentieth century. This is a diiferent kind of revolution really.

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garydpdx   1/31/2011 2:39:44 PM
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Best wishes for health and safety of old friends at Mentor Graphics' Cairo site.

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Tunrayo   1/31/2011 9:36:07 AM
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Seeing that the riots in Egypt were influenced by the civilian uprising in Tunisia, how many more dictatorial regimes will civilians attempt to overthrow in the future? Somalia? Yemen? Libya?

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Bhola_#1   1/31/2011 6:34:16 AM
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Its gonna hit tourism in Egypt.

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rick merritt   1/31/2011 1:23:55 AM
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I hope the people of Egypt and other Middle Wastern nations can find a road to greater democracy that does not lead through violence but does arrive at a place of greater prosperity to the benefit of all people

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wilber_xbox   1/30/2011 1:41:34 PM
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On one hand US is supporting the uprise in Tunisia, they are not commenting much on Egypt's situation. Though in both countries, the nature of the upheaval is to gain freedom from dictators. That shows double standards. USA is more worried about loosing their ally in middle east.

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kdboyce   1/30/2011 6:00:27 AM
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One can argue over how much of an American ally Egypt has really been, but instability there leading to the toppling of the government will be a major setback to any social, political, or technological progress UNLESS the government which replaces the current one is inherently more open and inclusive and less dictatorial both politically and socially. People must be allowed to achieve their potential. I fear, however, Egypt is but one domino in a series yet to fall - the wrong way.

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goafrit   1/29/2011 9:24:47 PM
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They have just opened the blockage of communication according to CNN. Very unfortunate and Egypt will never be the same. They have lost Tourism at least for a while and more ruins await in coming years.

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