Friday, June 10, 2011

But how will this effect the Kardashians?

Mental Floss is awesome. Its the perfect combo of current events, weird facts, even weirder facts and time-killing resources.

Here's an article from them about the current situation in Yemen, short summary: Its not going well.

an excerpt from their post:

Here’s the CliffsNotes version. After the Egyptian rebellion, a handful of idealistic young men and women took to the streets, calling for the immediate end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year rule. They wanted a new government, a real democracy, anti-corruption measures and, in a place where unemployment levels hover around 40 percent, they wanted a chance at getting a job. This youth movement was, and has continued to be, entirely peaceful. That’s no small fact in a country where there are more than enough guns for every man, woman and child. 

What happens next in Yemen is anyone’s guess. Saleh is expected to return to Sana’a next week, according the Yemeni Embassy in D.C. If and when he does, the future of Yemen will depend to a large degree on whether or not he’s willing to step down, make peace with the al-Ahmar family, and allow for a transition of power. If he’s not, we may very well watch this beautiful, long-teetering country finally tip.

Read the whole article at the source link below, to say its crazy would be an understatement. Yet we keep hearing about the Kardashians on the news... weird.

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