Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is out

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    The military has suspended the Islamic-backed constitution and announced an upcoming presidential election to find a replacement.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...#ixzz2Y1FFw7wi
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    I prayed for the people of Egypt. Government of the people is not easy. I wish they had a process for impeachment rasther than government controlled by the army.

    I
    remember watching the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) with my Dad the first year we had a TV. My Daddy explained to his girls and our older cousins what it was about.

    My dad wasn't a fan of banjo music, but he came to admire Pete seeger during those hearings.
    http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6457

    Pete said,"I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this. I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it."


    And another answer was, " I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life. I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody. That is the only answer I can give along that line. If your definition of a communist is one who loves all humanity no matter their situation in life, the color of their skin, or their opinions than you may wrongly infer that I am a communist."

    More from the transcript:
    Mr. SCHERER: Let me understand. You are not relying on the Fifth Amendment, are you?

    Mr. SEEGER: No, sir, although I do not want to in any way discredit or depreciate or depredate the witnesses that have used the Fifth Amendment, and I simply feel it is improper for this committee to ask such questions.
    Mr. SCHERER: And then in answering the rest of the questions, or in refusing to answer the rest of the questions, I understand that you are not relying on the Fifth Amendment as a basis for your refusal to answer?
    Mr. SEEGER: No, I am not, sir.

    Daddy explained to us that Pete did not plead the Fifth. He relied on the First Amendment.
    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Later my Daddy said in the presence of my Mom, her mother,brother, and sister, and all the kids with Oklahoma Wheat fields waving and the ribbon of highway, "I think some day Pete Seeger will sing for the President of the United States."

    He didn't live to hear it, but he was right. We held a conference call as we cousins, my aunt, and our children watched and listened to uncle ******'s prediction come true.

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    Egypt has a long history as one of the first great civilizations. I hope the people of Egypt somehow create an excellent government.
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    Today, perhaps more than some days we look at our Constitution and the Amendments and can appreciate differing opinions with out the use of military power to control our words. I fear we are seeing the end of this in our country as we see corporate interests coming before people.

    World uprisings now are seen in real time on social networks and are harder to control. I think it has a profound influence on many.

    Prayers for all those in turmoil.

    I remember my mother dancing with Pete Seeger and him kissing her on the cheek. Thank you for that trip down memory lane.
    Last edit by aknottedyarn on Jul 4, '13 : Reason: Pete Seeger
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Today, perhaps more than some days we look at our Constitution and the Amendments and can appreciate differing opinions with out the use of military power to control our words. I fear we are seeing the end of this in our country as we see corporate interests coming before people.

    World uprisings now are seen in real time on social networks and are harder to control. I think it has a profound influence on many.

    Prayers for all those in turmoil.

    I remember my mother dancing with Pete Seeger and him kissing her on the cheek. Thank you for that trip down memory lane.
    What a wonderful memory. I've seen Pete from the audience.
    My uncle met Woody in about 1938.
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    I have seen him in multiple venues. Carnegie Hall with Arlo and many other greats was one of my favorites until we went to a small, local event where Pete Seeger was singing. He stayed after his sets and danced the night away with all of us. It was magical for all of us. My kids still talk about their grandmother being kissed by Pete Seeger.

    Here, on the east coast, he still has many shows. He just turned 94. I think all the local ones benefit some cause in the Hudson River Valley. One of my friends crewed on his sloop one year as she learned how to sing sea shanties.
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    I sincerely hope this doesn't descend into civil war. Also to be fair, Morsi was democratically elected.


    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middle...320932698.html

    A deadly shooting at the site of a sit-in by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, has left dozens of people dead.


    The Egyptian health ministry said at least 51 people had been killed and more than 300 injured in the incident early on Monday morning.
    Egypt's interim administration has expressed "deep regret" for those killed in violence in Cairo on Monday, it said in a statement carried on the state news agency.


    The transitional administration also said it had formed a judicial committee to investigate the events. The statement called on protesters not to approach any military or "other vital installations".
    Mohamed Mohamed Ibrahim El-Beltagy, a Brotherhood MP, described the incident during dawn prayers after police had stormed the site, as a "massacre".
    About 500 people were also reportedly injured.
    A doctor told Al Jazeera that "the majority of injured had gunshot wounds to the head".
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    The United States government insists it is not taking sides in the Egyptian crisis but investigators at the University of California, Berkeley, say they have documents that tell a different story.
    Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have called on supporters to join protests across Cairo as pro-Morsi supporters already stage rallies at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the Cairo suburb of Nasr City.
    Meanwhile, people who support the military coup that deposed Morsi say they will hold rallies in Tahrir Square. But some anti-Morsi figures are now at the centre of a controversial report that accuses them of receiving funding from the United States.


    The report says that Washington gave money to senior figures in Egypt's opposition, many of whom wanted Mohamed Morsi deposed as president.
    Among the groups that are said to have funneled millions of dollars to Egyptian activists, is the National Endowment for Democracy, a quasi-governmental organisation based in Washington.



    Did US funds help oust Morsi? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English


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