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Twittosphere: KSA's grassroots' parliament

 
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wantok



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Twittosphere: KSA's grassroots' parliament Reply with quote

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia did not have an Arab Spring. But it has had a revolution of sorts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/middleeast/twitter-gives-saudi-arabia-a-revolution-of-its-own.html?ref=middleeast

There are some 2.9 million users in the kingdom, according to one recent study, and it is the world’s fastest-growing Twitter zone.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/middleeast/saudis-cross-social-boundaries-on-twitter.html?ref=world&_r=0

When the BBC reporter asked him what would happen to him, he replied, "I will go in the jail with a big smile - because I am already in a jail!"

http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/the-growing-rebellion-in-saudi-arabia/84/

"Why don't you just retire to a mosque in your old age?" the judge asked dismissively.

http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/never-talk-back-to-a-saudi-judge/396/

I Am Woman, Watch Me Drive

http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/i-am-woman-watch-me-drive/17/
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Barbaros



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it seems the Saudi tweeters are tweeting and dreaming in their virtual world about an ‘Arab Winter’ in the Magic Kingdom! Laughing

Western Democracy is not a good medicine for the Magic Kingdom. Only the tribe ‘democracy’ rules the Magic Kingdom.

The wind of Arab Spring has missed and will miss the Magic Kingdom, at least for the short and medium term. The big political earthquake in the Magic Kingdom will be in year ........ (please fill the gap! Laughing ).
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wantok



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...will be in the year when the meek inherit the earth.

(According to Nostradamus.)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Democracy is an illusion. He who says Organisation says Oligarchy". My apologies to Roberto Michels, Austro-Hungarian social commentator and political scientist, who first formulated the idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy
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