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MSN BREAKING NEWS REPORT - CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president of Egypt, the country’s vice president said in a brief statement Friday.

Omar Suleiman, speaking on state television, said Mubarak had decided to give up “the office of the president of the republic” and said the Supreme Council of the armed forces would “run the affairs of the country.”

The news swept the country and Tahrir Square, home of the protest movement, erupted in celebration.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters had gathered for a huge rally on what they called “Farewell Friday,” and after 18 days they finally achieved their main goal.

Suleiman’s statement came after Mubarak left Cairo for the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, shortly after protesters marched on his main presidential palace and held vast rallies across Egypt.

Mubarak passed most of his powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman Thursday night, but rebuffed the demands of demonstrators that he step down immediately.

Mubarak’s departure came after an offer by the army to ensure 30-year-old emergency laws were lifted and that free and fair elections were held failed to placate the crowd.

The military’s comments were seen as a major push to end the worst crisis in Egypt’s modern history and contained a clear signal that it wanted demonstrators off the streets. Read the rest of this entry »



Story boarding Democracy – “If democracy in an internet age is preferred in a Mid-East nation. How do you show it ‘unfolding’ … in pictures?”–Horiwood on Egypt.

In the left corner we have Hosni Mubarak, a man with billions in his personal bank account he’s amassed while he has had a career in politics as Egypt’s leader for 30 years. Hosni has approximately a billion dollars for every year he’s been President. That’s not a bad job.

In the right corner we have Wael Ghonim, 30, a spokesperson in the Mid-East for American billionaires, Bill and Melinda Gates. We like the last two names. We do not like Hosni’s name as we’ve been reading it in the press.  Wael has had a career being paid to talk about Google’s virtues in the Mid-East. He sells google into the Mid-East. Bill and Melinda pay Wael to do that for them.

Talk of freedom through information sharing (accessible under any topic via Google and the internet) is Wael’s no.1 sales rhetoric as Google’s mid-east salesman in charge of marketing. It gets better. More billionaires are involved in Wael’s story. Wael also ‘s progress reports to his friends. Meaning, he’s also an advertisement for Mark Zuckerberg and Co. Zuckerberg a member of Gates and Warren Buffet‘s newly formed Giving Pledge Trust.

In a way, Wael works for people who all sit at the same table. He works for some of the world’s Top 200 richest people in the world. He’s their new face as a Mid-East hero, leading an online tech revolution carrying the wings of ‘democracy.’ Democracy defined as information Google deems and ranks as being list-worthy under any topic on its search engines first two pages (stats show that 80% of people using a search engine, rarely scroll pass page 1 or 2 when searching Google). Therefore what Google lists ‘organically’ in the first 20 search results has a lot of power as ‘truth’ in the information sharing game – a symbol of ‘democracy’ in a modern digital, computer and mobile telephony driven age. Gates and Zuckerberg are two key players in this billionaire’s game of the Top 200 richest people in the world.

Ironically Hosni is in this numbered club too. They kind of all know each other. Billionaires leading and influencing the world in different ways. This month, Hosni is ‘the bad boy’ of the billionaire’s classroom. Not everyone can be ‘good’ as that would be a very boring club. Is Hosni playing the villain Joker to Gates’ Robin (Wael). I live in Hollywood. We still like Heath Ledger who plaid the Joker in the very successful film, The Dark Knight. And Heath is dead. Hosni will survive this revolution. Egypt will be aligned more with the US. They are being trained to go to the US for information sources to be fed knowledge, with Hosni acting as the villain guide of Arab nations introducing a Mid-East friendly youthful face as a hero, like Wael Ghonim.

These are the background factors to this story as reported by The Associated Press. It reads as follows: “CAIRO — A young leader of Egypt’s anti-government protesters, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the first time Tuesday and was greeted with cheers, whistling and thunderous applause when he declared: “We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime.”

Many in the crowd said they were inspired by Wael Ghonim, the 30-year-old Google Inc. marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the first protest on Jan. 25 to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Straight from his release from 12 days of detention, Ghonim gave an emotionally charged television interview Monday night where he sobbed over those who have been killed in two weeks of clashes.

He arrived in the square when it was packed shoulder-to-shoulder, a crowd comparable in size to the biggest demonstration so far that drew a quarter-million people. He spoke softly and briefly to the huge crowd from a stage and began by offering his condolences to the families of those killed.

“I’m not a hero but those who were martyred are the heroes,” he said, breaking into a chant of “Mubarak leave, leave.” When he finished, the crowd erupted in cheering, whistling and deafening applause.

Ghonim has emerged as a rallying point for protesters, who reject a group of traditional Egyptian opposition groups that have met with the government amid the most sweeping concessions the regime has made in its three decades in power.

Read more from AP here & Zedo Max.

One things for sure Wael Ghonim has an interesting job. Taking a lead from his beaming smile, Wael looks like he’s enjoying his job with an increased profile to date. Appearing in front of 250,000 Egyptian people assembled in one place publicly (demonstrations are popular these days. Jon Stewart and Steve Colbert‘s American led rallies reflect this tradition too. Heck in New Zealand we’ll roll out for beaches and hobbits in public demonstration form, we’re not adverse to a rally) and being beamed out to the world during this time of political unrest in Egypt, is certainly much better for Wael in doing his job – than visiting this office in Cairo. It’s nice to see Wael get a bit of a hand up, from the powers that be, to do his job.

Know what I’m sayin? That office looks awful to go to work at. :)

[Music by James Taylor and Shower The People]

~Photographs courtesy of the Associated Press and friends. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.8.11~



In Egypt, President Mubarak ‘still holds on to power,’ regardless of the protests occurring calling for greater transparency of the political and judicial system of Egypt. Change management is looking slow for this billionaire President to hand over sanely. If at all. Rolling Stone brings us the latest magazine cover of Katy Perry, and the juxtaposed opposite worlds that an American pop star must occupy to be relevant. Though, contrary to this magazine’s tag line, good sex brings us closer to the divine.

Romance is UP today, on this blog. Nice one people. :)

Hollywood entertainment news, voted world wide from 50 nations today here in Hollywood, rounds out our top ten celebrity news posts as follows:

1. Romance pic – Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough

2. Kim Kardashian‘s silver body paint art portraiture

3. Hollywood pop culture this Waitangi Day, 2011

4. Romance pic – Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green, Hawaii

5. Romance pic – Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly

6. Teen romance – Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

7. Hollywood’s Top 40 Box Office earning stars – Cinema 2011

8. What is the Super Bowl‘s mane attraction?

9. Model citizen – Richard Chandler puts most billionaire Presidents to shame

10. Tie A: Political leaders making billions while in government office. Ouch!

10. Tie B: Pot or text books? Teen mom Jenelle Evans big decisions in downtime

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~



It must be Valentine’s Day real soon when you see year of the Rabbit double bunny pics appearing in Hollywood as movie marketing posters. And that other movie with Topher Grace and her Young Hollywood posse that includes the funny Anna Farris. What’s it called? Poster below.

Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news happening from the hood today – looks like this.

Nicholas D. Kristof: We Are All Egyptians

Gossip: Ugly accusations fly in Halle & Gabriel‘s custody battle

Report: 22K Flee Fighting In Pakistan

Designer’s Egypt tweet causes stirWear Red Day

Canada rules that internet costs will be charged by usage amounts.

Locke & Key casts Jesse McCartney in the Fox TV pilot. Score.

American Idol’s TV rating are up. J to the L.O Aerosmith.

Memo to NY Times. The divine is not an  iPhone’s Almost Heaven phone ICandy

Green & Yellow – Lil Wayne enters the Super Bowl prime time music market.

Verizon Halts iPhone Sales After Record First Day

ABC‘s Egypt reporters say ‘thank our lucky heads for Lebanese camera crews.’

Waitangi Day gossip, no 1 - Marae critic told to stay away

Clearisil sticks with teen porn show Skins on MTV. Y?

Reality TV star Camille Grammer will cameo in the $#*! My Dad says movie.

Obama to the $30 billion man – Urges Mubarak To Make The ‘Right Decision’

Buffy star James Masters weds Patricia Rahman Masters

Domestic Lives: Chicken Vanishes, Heartbreak Ensues

Pop star Bruno Mars to plead guilty in cocaine case. Yawn!

Teen mom Amber Portwood files police complaint against Gary Shirley

Waitangi Day Gossip no. 2 - Hapu leader calls for investigation of Waitangi media charge

Men’s dating tips - choreplay as foreplay. Emotional investing with actions not stuff.

Director defends Rihanna‘s ‘S&M’ music video

Spencer Pratt thinks USC can turn him into an FBI agent. Okay! “Security.”

Justin Bieber & Stewart swap bodies on ‘The Daily Show’

Jaime Pressly pleads nada guilty to DUI charges.

Olaf Wiig news: Kiwi cameraman injured in riots in Cairo

Movie review: Will 3-D ‘Sanctum’ make a splash?

MTV passes on a Lauren Conrad fashion line, reality TV pilot. Too eyebrows high brow?

Shortlist: Brad Pitt renovating $56M French chateau

Gwyneth Paltrow consoles Chris Martin after his folks split after 30 years marriage.

A Charlie Sheen sex tape? Say it isn’t so.

Tara Reid will star in American Pie 4 and The Big Lebowski 2.

Gossip Girl‘s creator wants to get a little bit psycho.

White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

Jennifer Aniston & Jessica Simpson fans still hate on John Mayer.

Rugby Football Sports Live stream: Wellington Sevens

Super Bass news – Taylor Swift is a big fan of Nicky Minaj‘s rap style.

Anderson Cooper‘s Egypt reporting trials see his ratings sky rocket. Pay day.

Smaller New Orleans After Katrina, Census Shows

Zac Efron is a fan of West Hollywood’s Club Voyeur too.

Stephen Colbert To Auction Portrait Of Himself

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~



Is fleecing one’s own countryfolk for a buck, now an accepted norm, now that Hosni Mubarak is very publicly being a catalyst to reveal this trend in the world?

I guess it is.

Billionaire Bill Gates Microsoft/ Bing network is taking great pleasure today, dishing the dirt on his fellow billionaires, who don’t serve their peoples interest as good as they could, while racking up billions in their own personal bank account.

Gates websites put Egypt’s current leader Hosni Mubarak on grill, first up noting: “A growing group of Egyptian protestors (like the majority of 79 million peeps) claim that President Hosni Mubarak is out of touch with his people. One of their chief complaints? He’s too darn wealthy. The long-time U.S. ally is reportedly worth billions, so we thought we’d take a look at which other world leaders are in the billionaires club. 20 percent of Egypts population lives below the poverty line. That percentage is about the same % as what oil prices have leapt in the last week due to Egypt’s grip on the stock market, ironically. His net worth is unknown, but pundits say it sits between $20-$40 billion. Related: The Egypt mess explained in cartoons. The Mubaraks are said to have properties in Los Angeles, New York and Washington and money in various bank accounts around the world.

Alright, they have global friends in the US and European nations. Surprise, surprise.

Other world leaders getting a wee smack on the knuckles too, for milking their people of soul, while getting too fat are Thailand’s US born King Bhumibol with a fortune of $30 billion. Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah takes a spot with a net worth of $20 billion. Haji is the proud owner of 7,000 cars. Silvio Berlusconi from one of the poorest nations of P.I.I.G.S European nations (Italia) looks quite modest compared to these former lads. Silvio’s personal wealth is listed at $11 billion. MSN note ‘Berlusconi has said he has had cosmetic surgery and a hair transplant to keep that youthful look. (Even Bill Gates took a jab at him for that one.)’ Billionaire’s humor – it’s so catchy!  King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has $11 billion in personal wealth. No one can get too mad at this guy though, most of his nation’s workforce are foreign imports. MSN ask did the Saudi King get over his stutter?

Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein also gets a spot with $3.5 billion in his personal wealth folder. A love of hybrid-rice via Rice-Tec denotes control of feeding world populations and making bank. His family owns, (surprise, surprise) the LGT bank. Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates is doing too badly either, although his nations economy has been hit hard by global economic recession. He retains a personal wealth portfolio of $15 billion. King Mohamed IV of Morocco has clocked up $2.5 billion while leading his nation. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar where Horiwood.Com is read by some readers has $2.5 billion. Qatar is a nation benefitting from Egypt’s current crises pushing up gas and oil prices. They’re growing. The Sheikh has a 436-foot yacht for downtime purps. Prince Albert II of Monaco has $1 billion.

Whether these lads are worth that much or not to their people remains to be seen outside of Mubarak’s nation largely voting via protest, um, heck no! But perhaps they lend a case to women leaders being giving a fair shot at looking after their people too.

[For the record, I am all for people getting wealthy, as long as they serve people into better futures than what they had before they took office, more than worship their wealth. Gosh, I think all of these men listed, need to be sat down in a movie theater to watch Schlinder's List by Steven Spielberg at least three times!].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.3.11~


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