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Timeline of Middle East protests
March 22, 2011 9:19 AM   Subscribe


 
I'm pretty sure this was a bonus level in Sonic 2.
posted by theodolite at 9:21 AM on March 22, 2011 [4 favorites]




It'd be better if the y-axis was geographical rather than alphabetical.
posted by goethean at 9:28 AM on March 22, 2011


The map is pretty great.

And how bad do things have to be before you actually set yourself on fire.

I was surprised to see Saudi Arabia on the list, but hovering over I see the protest was peaceful and got "thanks for the moderation" from the King. In the form of increased government handouts.
posted by DU at 9:29 AM on March 22, 2011


Great data and love the links to articles. But WTF is with the interaction? Is there some reason I'm on the inside of a barrel rolling under me? Why not a simple rectangular image, a timeline?
posted by Nelson at 9:34 AM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Bill, will you stop playing Rock Band and finish that infographic already?!"
posted by dirigibleman at 9:39 AM on March 22, 2011 [8 favorites]




The WSJ has a good timeline as well.
posted by blucevalo at 10:32 AM on March 22, 2011


Really neat presentation, but is their any reason that Israel is listed, but has no events? Unless they're just trolling all the OCD people like me who scan the damn thing over and over again thinking that they missed something.
posted by papercrane at 10:34 AM on March 22, 2011


I'm all for people protesting for a better way of life but it seems like more of these protests means we are scattering our efforts overseas and won't win the fight.

We did pretty good on our own in making this country. Let them make theirs.
posted by stormpooper at 10:38 AM on March 22, 2011


> We did pretty good on our own in making this country. Let them make theirs.

I don't really know what you mean by that, but there are over 300 million people in the US, so there seems to be enough to go around for many more efforts.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:41 AM on March 22, 2011


We did pretty good on our own in making this country. Let them make theirs.

Assuming you're American, you shouldn't forget that you had a little bit of help with that.
posted by dng at 11:07 AM on March 22, 2011


Beyond WWIII, when has a foreign war for us been a success for peace? That's what I mean. How many times are we going to go over there? And 300 million people is just fine. I know I wouldn't want my son to come home in a box for any of the wars we have waged recently.
posted by stormpooper at 11:32 AM on March 22, 2011


> Beyond WWIII, when has a foreign war for us been a success for peace?

Ok, well that makes more sense then. Also, since it's a volunteer military with a track record of serving imperialistic interests, your son can opt to not join.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:39 AM on March 22, 2011


Yes he can. I always worry about the 'what if" draft. Here's to a better world by then (he's only 2 now).
posted by stormpooper at 12:24 PM on March 22, 2011


Really neat presentation, but is their any reason that Israel is listed, but has no events?

Same with the UAE and Kuwait. I assume they listed all Middle Eastern countries, and the feature will be continually updated.
posted by John Cohen at 3:43 PM on March 22, 2011


Same with the UAE and Kuwait.

Interesting... I like this presentation even less now, I find it very difficult to scan, for almost every event I have to mouse over in order to tell which country it belongs to.

Also, if it was just because Israel, Kuwait and UAE are in the region, why not include Djibouti and Qatar also?
posted by papercrane at 5:29 AM on March 23, 2011


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