Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

Post by Zooropa »

Thanks for the input guys, what I wanted to know specifically is has confidence in the governments ability/desire to improve things changed.

A lot of people seemed to be of the "lets wait and see what they do" opinion.

Has this changed?



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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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The gov. has lost all credibility and I think that's why they keep delaying the elections, they know now that they wont win many seats. Not one person that I have met and spoken to have one good word to say about Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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It is worrying Carrie, I get the impression (I could be wrong) that ultimately the want to be isolationists.

Some of Luxor's problems are so basic, so obvious that organisms on Saturn could improve the situation there tomorrow.

Take these power cuts, if they have to have them then they have to have them.

When this happened in the UK during the winter of discontent and the three day week it was made quite clear when and who would be subject to this.

If I was in charge of pulling the plug, I would stratergise it logically.

Why not tell the likes of Bombay when the cuts were coming so he could arrange sittings and advise customers?

That way he may well avoid losing money on half cooked meals that he would have to throw out and cook again when the power came back on.

Why not cut power to residential areas in the early evening and leave areas of trade with power so they can serve dinner and keep lights on so people can actually get there.

Then cut power to the trade areas later on in the evening after the majority of people have eaten and restore it to the residential areas?

If you tell people in advance they can plan around it.

They are inventing their own game of roulette:

Egyptian Roulette, will you be in an area when it blacks out?

Pay your money and take your chances!

I understand "tapping into the supply is rife in Luxor?

Well that's hardly hard to clamp down on.

You see, one only has to follow the illegal cables to find out the culprits.

Bonkers!

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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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All of my restaurants have their own generators Zoo.
Apparently they do not publish a schedule to prevent crime :!:

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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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Have been in one of Bombay's restaurants, namely Taste of India during a power cut in March. Got to say it was business as usual. Staff were very slick bringing out lights, food still cooked to perfection . First class service as always.

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Bombay wrote:All of my restaurants have their own generators Zoo.
Apparently they do not publish a schedule to prevent crime :!:
Ahhhh, I see, silly me, I was under the impression that's what the police are for!

I know in your case you have generators that why I said "the likes of".

But you have had to make a considerable outlay to do that I would imagine, on top of greatly reduced business.

Not good.

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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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I had an orgasm once... but it was in Liverpool, not Saturn. Anyway, whats changed. Everything, as everything has got worse over the last year. So that's a major step backwards and one not to be ignored. Roll on next year I say, could be even more interesting.
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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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Until there is a proper government recognised (even if not liked) in place how can there be any real change for the good.

I'm neither pro or anti Morsi - it's not my place to be either - but I do believe he has chosen to take on the most thankless tasks under the most difficult of circumstances. He is taking the blame for any and everything that is wrong and going wrong because of his title as President however, without a parliament/government in place, and strong factions of opposition at every turn (who are going to attempt to destroy any positive thing he may try to achieve just so they keep the hidden power) it seems to me he is just a doomed puppet figure head.

The people wanted democracy but didn't know the cost and/or time scale of this in any thing like real terms. Many have been led like lambs to the slaughter, more will be yet no doubt.

Has Egypt had it's revolution? Maybe what happened in 2011 was just the pressure rumblings - rather like a volcano before it finally erupts!

So... in answer to the header question 'Nearly A Year On What's Changed?' Everything and Nothing! But the battle continues on all fronts - politically, physically, emotionally and psychologically.
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Re: Nearly A Year On Whats Changed?

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Just about sums it up... I was told a joke today...Morsi said "where is Mubarak, things were much better then"

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