This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Twitter Blocked In Egypt

Tyler Durden's picture


We have received a disturbing update on the situation in Egypt (one of Africa's most populous countries will just under 90 million): "Twitter is now blocked in Egypt, and apparently many phone lines have had data services disabled." What happens next is anyone's guess.


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902584 Xibalba
Xibalba's picture


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:48 | 902672 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

Not really Xib, it's to give the false impression of escalation. Remember Iran was the first twitter revolution. Since then, twitter has been positioned as some kind of bulwark of democracy and free speech.

Last week, twitter was lionized for protecting some Second Amendment (to a constitution to which NO AMERICAN IS PARTY, get that, no American citizen is a party to the American Constitution) rights wrt Wikidribble.

It's all part of a plan, to make things appear worse than they are in one place while absolute heniousness like the blowing up of an entire Afghan village or the continuing issues with GOM keep bubbling away. 

That stuff is too deep for twits.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:50 | 902688 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Totaly agree, ORI.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:31 | 902909 Rwbrown72
Rwbrown72's picture

Obama Nation...... Beotches! Get ready.... You'll understand everything more clearly tonight! State of the Union (I mean Machine! as in Chicago Machine!)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:50 | 903007 SDRII
SDRII's picture

If this were a fight, one might say the US is getting mauled with the huge fail in Lebanon and now the backyard Egypt oasis showing signs of fracturing after that stellar Parliamentary election that made Afghanistan look down right Democratic. Dispatch Hillary and fast.....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:30 | 903594 Malcolm Tucker
Malcolm Tucker's picture

MUST SEE VIDEO of an Egyptian protester stand up to a water cannon truck, ALONE, and getting blasted in the face!!!

Reminiscent of "tank man" in Tienanmen Sqaure! So inspiring!

In the same link there is another video of a badly beaten police officer being carried to an ambulance

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:21 | 902864 dark pools of soros
dark pools of soros's picture


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:32 | 903190 indio007
indio007's picture

"No private person has a right to complain by suit in court on the ground of a breach of the United States constitution; for, though the constitution is a compact, he is not a party to it."

Padelford, Fay & Co. v. Mayor and Aldermen of City of Savannah, 14 Ga. 438 - 1854

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:48 | 903236 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

precisely indio.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:03 | 903480 DosZap
DosZap's picture


Its that Private Person to whom the Constitution was expressly written.

This is Redress of Grievances...................

This idiot is clueless.

On Egypt, they will continue to slaughter all othe religions,and we will have another IRAN on our hands, X's 10.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:19 | 903551 Simon Endean
Simon Endean's picture

Of course, that opinion is only valid in the State of Georgia, as it was issued by a Georgia court.  It is of no value in Federal court or in any other state court.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 16:57 | 903948 indio007
indio007's picture

Are you saying someone that doesn't live in Georgia is a party to the Constitution? 

Have you read the Constitution? Specifically the signature line? It says "witnessed".

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:08 | 902795 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture

Fuck if they would only block TWITTER in the US.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:44 | 902907 tonyw
tonyw's picture

6:20 pm local time, mobile phones reported to be down.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:09 | 903237 Bob
Bob's picture

A bus exploded in the Manila financial district:

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:13 | 903312 Millivanilli
Millivanilli's picture

From 1989 to 2006, the US provided Egypt with billions of dollars worth of fighter jets, tanks, missiles and other arms.

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president, has ruled since 1981 under "emergency" law that allows the government to detain people without charge. Torture by police and security forces is routine.

Oppressed with weapons sold by the US.   

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:49 | 904518 Cathartes Aura
Cathartes Aura's picture

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president, has ruled since 1981 under "emergency" law that allows the government to detain people without charge. Torture by police and security forces is routine.

A federal appeals court yesterday backed the president's power to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil without any criminal charges, holding that such authority is vital during wartime to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.


oh snap!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902586 Id fight Gandhi
Id fight Gandhi's picture

Fuck them. Government suppression? This is going to bite them hard.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902639 jus_lite_reading
jus_lite_reading's picture

Ironically, this will make things worse for TPTB (were)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:45 | 902979 Clayton Bigsby
Clayton Bigsby's picture

Was just thinking the exact same thing - if they can't rant online, people will take it to the streets to get out their agression - dumb move, imho

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:59 | 903064 jus_lite_reading
jus_lite_reading's picture

Either way, when gov'ts are so corrupt the world over, what else do people have left to trust?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:50 | 902687 scatterbrains
scatterbrains's picture

TD this is why Oblabbla needs to hurry along that internet kill switch legislation, so that he could have shut the net down before you had a chance to announce that the twitter plug was pulled in Egypt.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:09 | 902803 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture


"TD this is why Oblabbla needs to hurry along that internet kill switch legislation, so that he could have shut the net down before you had a chance to announce that the twitter plug was pulled in Egypt"

I think he already has the po.....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:31 | 902911 jus_lite_reading
jus_lite_reading's picture

When ZH gets shut down, I'll be the first to be at the local Costco/BJs et al to buy whatever is there- at thatj point, martial law is imminent

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:57 | 903055 DaddyO
DaddyO's picture


When ZH gets shut down,it will be too late, all the box stores will be wiped out and chaos outside the door will be rampant.

Prepare now and when the balloon goes up you can stay home and avoid the rabble.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:02 | 903080 jus_lite_reading
jus_lite_reading's picture

I'm ready already. BUT you can never have enough food and water... that's a fact. I have about 7 months worth of food/supplies rationed out for my family.I'm constantly rotating though my stockpile in oder to keep them fresh- I still have supplies from 2009.

Also just received a 3 month shipment of iodide tabs. You never know...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:07 | 903491 DosZap
DosZap's picture

Not in the OPEN Officially.

But, soon to come.News blackouts here would be lighting a fuse.

Except in time of Martial LAW, or WAR, should any one person have control of the PEOPLES AIRWAVES.

They belong to US, not the fking Gvt.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:34 | 902589 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

I wonder if they will do this in Lebanon too? And just how does one go about "blocking" twitter? Doesn't twitter have to cooperate with this? Or is there a way to do it, hacking?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:00 | 902744 citationneeded
citationneeded's picture

They can be messing around with DNS, or it can be an actual block of Twitter's IP's.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:04 | 902775 Id fight Gandhi
Id fight Gandhi's picture

I guess the peoples solution would be to have an app to feed tweets into a mobile on site wifi hotspot.

Hackers could then work around the government blocked servers and feed the tweets thru another country.

Keep them real time tweets coming. The world is ours, not the government elite!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:09 | 903497 DosZap
DosZap's picture

Right on, they will find a way around this.

The Wiki Diki has shown no one really can stop anyone IF they are detrmined enough from getting the word out.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:55 | 903047 tonyw
tonyw's picture

In these countries there are generally very few ISPs and often these are controlled by "friends & family" so not too hard if they're on the ball. In Egypt the national telephone company is Telecom Egypt.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:35 | 902590 snowball777
snowball777's picture

Any short-wave operators around those pyramids?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902611 Clampit
Clampit's picture

I'd probably just try anonymous proxy first.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:35 | 902591 Misean
Misean's picture

I truly hope the USeless Evil Empire's crony's get ousted, and the replacements are not the same as the old boss. My fear is that this is just some CIA house cleaning, given Mubarack's age...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902609 CH1
CH1's picture

You give them too much credit. They ain't that good.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:44 | 902651 Misean
Misean's picture

Probably not. What about Mossad?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:03 | 902764 Crassus
Crassus's picture

They're spread a little thin at the moment.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:16 | 903135 Bob
Bob's picture

I bet business is booming for CIA contractors.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902601 dryam
dryam's picture

Things will get out of control faster than anyone thinks.


Let's see how the MSM spins this.  I suspect that later we'll hear that it was hackers who shut down Twitter.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902641 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Americans think things are so stable, they can 'cntrl alt del' things like 40% flash crashes within 2 days, and are so insulated in an imaginary force field shield that they think nothing can ever happen here, to them. Well theyll get a real rude awakening very fast.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902607 EscapeKey
EscapeKey's picture

I'm sure it's because we're not allowed to hear how happy they are. We might invade, if we knew.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:37 | 902608 sodbuster
sodbuster's picture

The US is next- don't think it can't happen here.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:39 | 902619 CH1
CH1's picture

It IS happening here... but the good little drones who use Facebook and Google 99% of the time will never notice.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:39 | 902620 dryam
dryam's picture

The second ZH gets shut down I'm off to Walmart to do some serious loading up.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:44 | 902653 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

If you have the funds, don't fuck around, do it now. It is insurance. Load up on stuff you use any way and rotate stock. You don't have to be a doomer to do this. You should be prepared in case of natural disaster, fuel shortages, power outages, etc. You have always been responsible to take care of yourself. If you are not ready now, do it. It's like fucking without a condom, could be you'll be okay, but do you really want to be caught bareback when things get strange?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:48 | 902677 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Its funny those who call people 'doomers' for having even a couple months worth of food and water around, and some weapons, are ALWAYS the ones seen on TV after whatever disaster crying and waiting for a DHS FEMA truck to show up with a baloney sammich. Off to the FEMA camps with ya! Deserve it!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:59 | 902740 dussasr
dussasr's picture

You absolutely don't have to be a doomer to stock up - current events just add urgency to your stocking plan.  I'm up to about 4 months food supply now.  I just buy a little extra of whatever keeps that I'm buying anyway to build my stock. 

My wife is watching my stockpiling activities with curious indifference.  My mother-in-law thinks I'm flat out crazy.  It will really piss me off if I have to feed her short sighted ass some day.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:08 | 902800 kadriana288
kadriana288's picture

My in-laws thought I was crazy at first and then they watched coffee double in price. Stocking up isn't good for just a disaster but saves a lot of money too.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:03 | 902766 DaveyJones
DaveyJones's picture

and Monsanto seeds are like fucking with a condom

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:24 | 902881 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

Or screwing with a retro-virus sperm that occupies the egg and makes infertile offspring that screw and spread the infertility to the whole tribe...

Okay, your condom analogy is simpler Davey! :-)

No winter garden this year, herbs doing pretty well. Let some stuff rot in place, will make strong plants next year.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:11 | 903309 Bob
Bob's picture

Ms, nice to see you back!  Were you getting burned out?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:33 | 903603 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

There is a lot going on for me. I have work transitioning issues going on (time consuming), a malware thing on my computer I fight with all the time (harder to post, but it only happens with ZeroHedge and oddly, google). I was also forced to question myself regarding the needs I was getting met by participating here and I have a certain fatigue regarding the material, but you can be sure I am here every day, even if I don't post. 

I am lucky. I have 100 students this semester. I just presented the "Bag of Shit" JPMorgan material to my students. Trust me that it made sense with the material I teach (Deviant Behaviour). First I have them watch Money as Debt. Then I start from subprime lending, take it real slow, and build it. I show them the banks making money off fees, selling the loans, the financial products created from those loans, the tranches, CDOs, I lay out the whole system. Then I go back to the borrowers with the weird loans and the dishonest documentation and walk through the financial products blowing up, and the margin calls and bankruptcies. And then, for the icing on the cake, I tell them about Robo signers, missing paper work, fraudulent paper work, fraudulent foreclosures. And then, the cherry on top, the taxes not paid as the houses are conveyed, and the fact that the products don't have anything in them, not even houses, as collateral. And the cherry on the cherry? Why the short of course. 

It was wild, one young man raised his hand and said, "you know, I bet all of us in here would do it (insider knowledge shorting) if we could."

Bob, they get it. I go slow, take the whole class period. They ask good questions. I'm lucky because I have my tiny little bully pulpit and I can make it an opening discussion on the underpinnings of "elite deviance" in corporate America, and indeed the globe. So even as I get burned out sometimes, I don't feel entirely helpless. 

Just got back from that lecture. I'm a little bit high from it you can probably tell. Many of them had stories of things that had happened to them, their parents, or were considering buying a house and trying to figure out if they should or not. I let them know I am not a financial advisor, but they are now aware of many places in the system where moral hazard is the issue. It may not make a lick of difference, but it might. It just might. And the ponzi scheme that is the academy that I participate in gets turned towards critiquing the ponzi. 

Ah well. Maybe I am fooling myself. But it feels good.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:59 | 903678 Bob
Bob's picture

Damn!  You're blessed.

Of course they get it.  I have graded tens of thousands of student essays for various state testing programs, in addition to all those I've known directly in life, schools and clinics. And I've come to know something as an indelible fact:

Kids love to think.  They just need tools. 

Kudos, baby!!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 18:23 | 904212 DaveyJones
DaveyJones's picture

feels good cause it is good. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:20 | 902860 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture


"but do you really want to be caught bareback when things get strange?"


Anyway.. Time for a refresher.

Food Storage Calculator

Store or Starve
A beginner's guide to food storage

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace

The Bosnian Experience

War Nerd: Apocalypse Never

 ( Good idea to Google up Slings and Atlatl or Bow and arrow.for those smart enough to understand that BULLETS are FINITE)



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:19 | 903546 DosZap
DosZap's picture

BULLETS are FINITE?, only if your stupid.

Most morons go buy a pistol, and shoot a 50-100rds maybe, thru it.Clean it, and buy 1-2 extra boxes.

And thng they are good to go!.

Why pay $400+ for a decent pistol/Revolver, and buy enough that your per shot cost, is $2.00-$4.00 each?. 


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:45 | 902656 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Watch out, Walmart is watching you with Big Sis Napolitano overhead on the monitors 'Hi def, unfortunately' telling the sheeple to report any 'suspicious activity' immediately to DHS or the Walmart mgr, who have now apparently been given Gestapo authoritah.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:52 | 902696 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

Spot on SD1.

Walmart is feeding stations for FEMA.

you might find this interesting...


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:58 | 902736 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

I did find that interesting, got it right from my Canadian friend BarbarianRebellion when he put it out.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:09 | 902804 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

Interesting, small world. Please share interesting links ( I like how your mind works, you must be reading/watching good things).


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:25 | 902891 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Sure will ORI, thanks.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:24 | 902886 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture

Oh regional Indian

FEMA Requests Information on the Availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags

UPDATE: The Department of Homeland Security is also looking for a vendor that can supply “various fuels in support of disaster relief.”

DHS specifically cites the states that it will be needed in. North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. That’s right, the Gulf of Mexico.

FEMA is also looking for Hydration Supplies for a disaster in the New Madrid Fault System just as they are looking for food, blankets, and underwater body bags.

The Intel Hub

I want to start out by stating the importance of an article such as this as well as the importance of NOT jumping to conclusions or doing irrational things out of fear caused by the actions of FEMA. I believe that one of the major powers of FEMA is the fear that it instills in people who consider themselves awake.

That being said, preparing has never became more important. Food, water, and ammo are a must, REGARDLESS of what company you choose to purchase your supplies from.

FEMA has issued multiple RFI’s(Request For Information) in regards to the availability of 140 million packets of food specifically for a disaster in the New Madrid Fault System. Normally this sort of information would seem like disinformation or fear mongering but this particular situation is heavily documented.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely.  The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations.   FEMA is considering the following specifications (14M meals per day):

- Serving Size – 12 ounce (entree not to exceed 480 calorie count);
- Maximum calories – 1200 and/or 1165 per meal;
- Protein parameters – 29g-37g kit;
- Trans Fat – 0;
- Saturated Fat – 13 grams (9 calories per gram);
- Total Fat – 47 grams (less than 10% calories);
- Maximum sodium – 800-930 mg;

Requested Menus to include snacks (i.e. fruit mix, candy, chocolate/peanut butter squeezers, drink mix, condiments, and utensils).  All meals/kits must have 36 months of remaining shelf life upon delivery.   Packaging should be environmentally friendly.

Interestingly enough, FEMA is also requesting information on millions of blankets for the EXACT same reason. Does FEMA know something we don’t or are they doing this to simply prepare for a disaster in order to help the American people? Most educated people understand that history repeats itself and the history of FEMA is that of an agency that has been completely unprepared and at times, unwilling to help the American people.

While many individuals within FEMA are good, hard working people, their masters have secretly set up thousands of FEMA camps throughout the country specifically for the American people. A few years ago the idea that FEMA camps were real was looked upon as complete bs yet the alternative media continued to push and the facts have been exposed. This is not fear mongering, this is documented fact.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores blankets to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely.  The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for blankets in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations.   FEMA is considering the following specifications (14M blankets per day):
- 100% cotton;
- White;
- 66″ x 90″

These requests line up directly with NLE 2011. In this National Exercise, FEMA plans to run drills simulating a catastrophic disaster along the New Madrid Fault System. This exercise is scheduled for May 2011. Past National Level Exercises have resulted in 70,000 people being evacuated in central Texas while the mainstream media (CORRECTION) mostly ignored it.

Is a massive earthquake set to strike the New Madrid Fault Zone? How do HARRP and the gulf oil disaster play into this possible mega disaster?

In June, a report from the University of Illinois warned that the possibility of a 7.7 magnitude or higher earthquake striking the New Madrid Zone was very high.

“If a quake that size did hit, the report estimates at least 3,500 people would be killed and more than 80,000 others hurt,” reported the Chicago Headlines Examiner.

Other estimates from the report include:

  • 715,000 buildings damaged
  • 7 million people homeless
  • 2.6 million households without power
  • $300 Billion economic impact

Adding to seriousness of this situation, the Department of Homeland Security has also contacted  multiple vendors in regards to the availability of underwater body bags.

RFI – Department of the NavyThe Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN) Atlantic, Advanced Technology Branch (Code 51610) is seeking information on commercially-available underwater body bags used for recovery operations of bodies and body parts.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Authorized Equipment List (AEL) item number for this equipment is 03WA-01-BAGB: Underwater Body Bags. The target audience for this information is public resource dive teams within theemergency responder community, and all submittals should be suited to their specific needs.Review of this information is being performed for the DHS System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program, which aims to conduct objective comparative assessments and validation of commercial equipment andsystems and provide those results with the emergency responder community. For more information on the SAVER Program, visit

It is interesting to note that this is happening at the same time as people are ordering a massive amount of food and food riots are being predicted by globalists throughout the world.

I cannot stress enough the importance of stocking up on food. There are many different companies and places that you can purchase store able food. Pick One!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:38 | 902947 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

Crazy world Gully. 

This is called broadcasting.

Have you guys read the let's roll forums? Really wild alternative views on 9/11 there, hollow, empty towers and all.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:42 | 902957 Bob
Bob's picture

The report warns that a major quake in the 7.7 magnitude range is a real possibility along the New Madrid fault line. Continue reading on Earthquake along New Madrid fault would devastate Central U.S. - read U of I report - Chicago Headlines |

Where did you find "very high probability"?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:50 | 903011 Hephasteus
Hephasteus's picture

Yup. Oklahoma went from laying off police to advertising for new officers like CRAZY in just the last few days.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:53 | 903032 Bob
Bob's picture

I suppose they'll need a lot of beach cops after the Gulf of Mexico pours up the fault.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:03 | 903477 Hephasteus
Hephasteus's picture

No they'll send half our cops. And bank robbers will rape the place.

I wouldn't mind robbing the police station. I hear they have alot of great computers. We got an IMF dude here that spent about 3 million updating the computers to circumvent the legal system. Without people to reenter the report, how many massive fines they hand out will be just between the cops and the judges. Good skimming situation.

But make no mistake about it. This is going to blow. PTB are going to give their victory speaches talk about how much ass they kicked and it'll fucking blow. If you live anywhere between the great lakes and gulf of mexico along this fault line head your ass west if your down low on the map or east if your up high.

I get the feeling very few people will return to source. They'll stick around and start causing trouble. Then shit will get really weird. Accidents happen. I knew this one lady had a ghost. I screwed up and found an old bowl of oatmeal or somethng in a corner somewhere and cleaned it out. Pissed the ghost off really badly. I'm sleeping cuddling with her and all of a sudden i have a cat just clawing the hell out of my ass. I'm talking full on no holds barred attack. I slapped the kitty pretty hard to stop the attack. Nothing I could do and it was a heartbreaker kitty. Found in a car starving to death. Her other cat does this really weird thing if you bend over around him he jumps on your back. When i got home this cat from neighborhood did that to me a few times. Was old mr ghosty letting me know he was keeping an eye on me. LOL But anyway enough of this freaky stuff you have to experience to understand.

Polish up your resumes. Whitehouse may need a clean up this puke czar.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:39 | 903620 Bob
Bob's picture

I have to confess that when I first stumbled across this stuff yesterday, I did check the map for my position.  I've got it made in mid-Michigan.  Believe me, I do love that fresh water.  And being in the middle of the state, which I otherwise rue, I don't have to worry about it washing over me.

But enough about me.  And the police.

Moving forward in your post, that is some seriously hilarious shit! 

Everything is going to change--even Hello Kitty, it seems. 

Watch your wife! 

Even more importantly, watch yourself watching her.  It's going to get really weird.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:07 | 904561 Cathartes Aura
Cathartes Aura's picture

New Madrid Fault. . . yes, when ZH put up the maps of birds dropping from the skies a couple weeks ago, and fish the die-offs - right along the same "state corridor". . .

I would add a water filtration system to your food stockpiles - I use a Berkey, with a fluoride filter - portable, wouldn't be without it.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:52 | 902693 Mark McGoldrick
Mark McGoldrick's picture

The second ZH gets shut down I'm off to Walmart to do some serious loading up....

Ten pound bags of Cheesy Puffs will solve nothing. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:56 | 902726 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Yes but dont forget they also have chicken in a can.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:03 | 902763 sodbuster
sodbuster's picture

Don't forget the Ramen noodles! A diet staple of college kids everywhere. Survive for just a couple of bucks a week!!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:13 | 902826 Don Birnam
Don Birnam's picture

...And also Prince Albert in a can, if you are so inclined for a bowl or two.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:09 | 902802 Crassus
Crassus's picture

The Depends will disappear from the shelves first.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:26 | 902896 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture

Mark McGoldrick

"The second ZH gets shut down I'm off to Walmart to do some serious loading up...."

Fuck that dude. I have neighbors and have played Fallout.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:10 | 903119 Smiley
Smiley's picture

I'm in the middle of Fallout 3; damn that game is awesome and HUGE.  I'm really surprised it isn't more popular with the doom and gloom crowds.  I love selling cheap chinese guns then using the caps to go buy a hooker; talk about realism!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:48 | 902994 Titus
Titus's picture


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:55 | 903039 Bob
Bob's picture

But sinsemilla is better for you.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:54 | 902710 scatterbrains
scatterbrains's picture

for real. ZH you need a ham freq. to at least let us know why or how your being shut down if it ever comes to that.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:58 | 902735 andybev01
andybev01's picture

That would never hap

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:49 | 902680 tmosley
tmosley's picture

Well, not NEXT, but soon.

Prepare as though we were next, though.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:38 | 902614 Azannoth
Azannoth's picture

Where is the US call to give people freedom, didn't we invade Iraq just for that purpose ?

Or is it that we just invade countries not friendly with Islael and or having natural resources ?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:43 | 902645 CH1
CH1's picture

If you think everything revolves around Israel, you're in orbit. How much cash do you think the Saudi's spread around Washington every year? And a dozen others.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:20 | 902861 Azannoth
Azannoth's picture

I never said they are behind All crimes, netherless the list is long

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:40 | 902624 the not so migh...
the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Those tanks running over the protesters are for our protection, no need to see it or hear about it.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:45 | 902661 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Its all good, we're basking in the glow of The Messiah Obama!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:37 | 902942 Mariposa de Oro
Mariposa de Oro's picture

Absolutely, Bro'.  Pass the Hopium!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:42 | 902627 CH1
CH1's picture

Europe's buffer states are falling.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:40 | 902629 jus_lite_reading
jus_lite_reading's picture

Internet kill swtich bitches! And when this happens here, don't you think the US will do the SAME DAMN THING?!?!



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:49 | 902679 DonnieD
DonnieD's picture

Obama must be seething that Mubarek has a kill switch and he doesn't.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:37 | 902945 walküre
walküre's picture




Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:40 | 902630 chinaguy
chinaguy's picture

Murbarak has been the military dictator since 1981. Nothing really surprising here.


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:45 | 902655 JW n FL
JW n FL's picture

Internet Switch BITCHEZ!!!!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:48 | 902675 Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale's picture

Anybody read Stephen King's "Under The Dome"?  Not a bad parable for the situation we are finding ourselves in at the moment.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:02 | 902715 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Or watch the Simpsons movie...all about martial law, mass disaster, and sheeple lifekill from the govt to be more accepted. In fact watch most all of the movies over the last 10 years and see the central theme- Mass disaster of whatever sort, and govt unfortunately having to go in and imprison, quarantine, or shoot the people. Conditioning and mind control the masses 101.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:12 | 902820 Oh regional Indian
Oh regional Indian's picture

Precisely SD1.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:28 | 902902 Gully Foyle
Gully Foyle's picture


Dude compare the original The Crazies with the modern remake.

Or compare shit like Rollerball and Death Race 2000 with their remakes.

The originals were anti-government, anti-corporation.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:54 | 902713 johngerard
johngerard's picture

Twitter being banned doesn't matter.  All they need to do is go into the street and shout the first piece of crap that comes into their heads at random strangers.

that should suffice...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:02 | 902761 mogul rider
mogul rider's picture

As worrisome as this is there is an ironic part

Without Twitter the populace will learn a newfangled way to communicate, talk to their neighbour in person and spread news in a new fast way

Yeah it's called

word of mouth.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:04 | 902770 SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

People still have video cameras, always some way to get the pictures and video out.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:06 | 902778 TheGreatPonzi
TheGreatPonzi's picture

The whole Maghreb is ruled by dictators. The Egyptian one, Hosni Mubarak, has begun his first term in 1981. What I find surprising is that they have the guts to still call themselves "Presidents".

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:10 | 902810 Misean
Misean's picture

Every tin horn despot from about 1 AD called himself Caesar for quite a while. They copy the naming paradigm of the most powerful empire. Prior to president the all called themselves prime minister or premeir.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:11 | 902815 Cocomaan
Cocomaan's picture

Well, in a huge leap forward for democracy in the region, Egypt's last round of elections actually showed some voting against Mubarak. That was the first time Egyptian TPTB let any doubt creep into the narrative.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:14 | 902830 Don Birnam
Don Birnam's picture


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:09 | 902805 chindit13
chindit13's picture

Did Louis XVI shut off Twitter when the proles were storming the Bastille?

If it's time, it's time.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:11 | 902814 Misean
Misean's picture

No, he shut down Little Debbie and Hostess...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:11 | 902818 ghostfaceinvestah
ghostfaceinvestah's picture

More blood on Bernanke's hands.

We need to start a Bernanke body count.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:12 | 902822 Sudden Debt
Sudden Debt's picture

Cairo is a power keg. The population density is so high that once it starts there  is no stopping.


Looks like the entire North of Afrika is rioting :)



Zaire, Kenya, Somalia and South Africa!!

On dutch blogs there have been quite a lot of screenshots of blogs from over there that are calling for just the same thing.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:14 | 902832 Sudden Debt
Sudden Debt's picture

If you THINK 2011 looks interesting...




I'm not a 2012 doomsday adept but this looks like 2012 will be worth to remember :)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:17 | 902844 chindit13
chindit13's picture

This is a game changer, for a host of reasons.  Small world means that Tunis spreads, like pebbles dropped into a pond, in all directions.  Algeria, now Cairo.  Soon to come to the streets of Morocco, and a possible jump north across Gibraltar to Spain.  With no real history of democracy, the loudest voice probably takes control of the North African nations.

Food prices in India are up an admitted 18.5% while wages are flat, and the same in Pakistan, where fundamentalism also is gaining traction, not helped much by Obama's use of Wedding Crashers (drones) on a daily basis.  In China, some staple prices are up 50% y/y, some 100%.  The lower half of the 1.35 billion souls now pay 50% of their pay on food.  Where I'm sitting, a bag of food costs the same as when I last visited the US, though per capita income in the US is 200x higher than here.

While I might have bet on a shuffle through even a month ago, everything has changed in the last two weeks.  Riots give people ideas, so do shootings, even when the gunman was batshit crazy.

There is a 1% segment of worldwide population who has never had it better, but the 99% who are sliding downward are finally beginning to rustle.

If there is a positive in this, it is that almost all the protest and violence in each locale to date has avoided innocents and has been directed against those in power.  Add to that the police seem to be breaking ranks and joining the crowds in Tunis, and may do so in Egypt, too, if it looks as if the people will triumph.

If and when this sort of civil action comes to the US, let us hope that protestors will remember their neighbor is not their foe.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:16 | 903328 Bob
Bob's picture


Yes, even the European citizenry has been on a slow simmer.  This is gonna get ugly.  Worldwide. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:20 | 902862 erik
erik's picture

The Nomura research Ilene posted yesterday is a checklist for the next trouble countries thanks to the Fed's money creation and subsequent food price increases.

Algeria #3

Egypt #6

Tunisia #18

Take a look.  It is rather ominous.  Especially when you consider that China, India, and Hong Kong are on that list.  That is half of the world's population.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:35 | 902934 walküre
walküre's picture

Do not panic! I repeat... Do not panic! This will never happen here.

Don't look at me! I'm just stocking up 2 years worth of non perishables, diesel, ammo and seeds.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:43 | 902960 Thunder Dome
Thunder Dome's picture

CONTROL, Bitchez!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:43 | 902966 walcott
walcott's picture

twitter is something we can do without. What's some egyptian going to say?

Give us sugar! so what. Tweets are stupid.

Action is the only recourse.

Will they stay at it? Or is this staged bull crap.

Funny how in England the protest lasted one day. STFW...


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:45 | 902976 Hephasteus
Hephasteus's picture

I sure hope this doesn't piss off anonomous.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:47 | 902988 walcott
walcott's picture

when the British were conquering egypt they used the mummified corpses they dug up by the millions to power their trains. Better than firewood and obviously plentiful.

Think anything has changed?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:54 | 903035 The Rock
The Rock's picture

If the Egyptians were smart, they could easily outnumber and overwhelm the police.  I hear the police over there are a joke.  They've been successful in suppressing the public through scare tactics, but they don't stand a chance if everyone in that over-crowded city went out and protested at the same time.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:55 | 903046 Kassandra
Kassandra's picture

Here ya go. Cairo protests.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:57 | 903057 Bob
Bob's picture


That's some very serious shit.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:00 | 903059 Arius
Arius's picture

people are reading too much into this (as usual in this site - no suprise)

if i paraphrase the reaction to the latest JPM fiasco....its might just be technical problems with phone lines and application of twitter in know shit happens - what are you going to do about it?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:03 | 903082 gwar5
gwar5's picture

Obama is watching intently, he want's that internet kill switch thingy too.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:41 | 903127 Negro Primero
Negro Primero's picture

Live Broadcast (while it lasts), of downtown Cairo from Ustream:

..and from another location:

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:47 | 903230 DB Cooper
DB Cooper's picture

It's down already. ok the new one works for now - thanks.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:30 | 903183 SavingsTherapist
SavingsTherapist's picture

Just remembered this great video:

How to Brainwash a Nation:


By former KGB officer Yuri Bezmenov

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:31 | 903189 onlooker
onlooker's picture

ZH as of today becomes my 1st news source. My usual first click for news didn’t have it and of the usual suspects only Wash Times carried a VERY watered down version.


Tyler is definitely the point man.


Long life to Tyler and ZH----Banzai

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 13:59 | 903269 mogul rider
mogul rider's picture

Guns, gold, and cellular modems bitchez connected to the imperialist empire's global cellular network.


Viva revolution as long as you don't Twitter.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:02 | 903277 Ahmeexnal
Ahmeexnal's picture

Mubarak must be loading up his cargo planes with gold from Egypt's treasury.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:38 | 903380 MacedonianGlory
MacedonianGlory's picture

Islamic riots in Greece!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:42 | 903393 MacedonianGlory
MacedonianGlory's picture

Islamic fanatics occupied Athens Law School.

Iminent islamic uprising in Europe.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 15:44 | 903648 Bob
Bob's picture

I knew it.  Told the girl at the local Indian party store a couple hours ago that it looks like the Muslim world is catching fire. 

This will be a blood bath.  Too bad about those Pakistani and Indian nukes. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 18:59 | 904300 MacedonianGlory
MacedonianGlory's picture

Greece is not a Muslim country. It is Christian.

But invading radical muslim grours occupy Public Buildings in all Greece.

Greek Gvnt is incapable to respond to the invasion.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:58 | 903437 Negro Primero
Negro Primero's picture
"Ruling Party in Egypt (National Democratic Party) website is Unavailable. 25 January" By Anonymous


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 18:04 | 904160 Bob
Bob's picture

A picture worth a million words:

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!