Sunday, January 30, 2011

And Now, for Something Completely Different

Hamlet Au at New World Notes kindly gave me a hat tip in his post on Egyptians from around the world meeting at the Egypt sim. (Thank you!)

This is an apology to any who followed the hat tip link here in hopes of finding more information about the matter. (*blush*) I write about things going on in the world, but only once in a very great while. For information about Second Life and current events in First Life, one should go elsewhere. I will attempt to find some places and link to them.

UPDATE: Alas, things have turned ugly, thanks to the pro-Mubarak forces, or should one say mercenaries? From
Anonymous sources at a state hospital and at the Ministry of Petroleum said employees were told to join the regime supporters in demonstrations Wednesday.... Today, several protesters said they had been offered by ruling National Democratic Party members LE50 to join the pro-Mubarak group as they passed by the television building on the Corniche.
That's 50 Egyptian pounds, a bit over $8.50 US. I wonder whether anyone's being paid for pro-Mubarak signs at the Egypt sim?

UPDATE: A statistic I've seen repeatedly is that half of the population of Egypt lives on less than $2 per day... so $8.50 is enough for one of that half to live on for the better part of a week, if that's true.


Kaseido said...

Melissa, thank you for the tip to Hamlet! It inspired us in Al Andalus to launch a series of discussions of RL events, beginning today with a chat about the Egyptian situation in RL and SL.

Maybe you'd like to join us sometime?

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

Schedule permitting, I'd love that! Thank you.