July 12, 2013
by Ismail Rifaat
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A Potentially Momentous Date for Egypt

Posted July 12, 2013

Being born in Egypt, I care about, and follow developments there. I recently visited in February/April and experienced firsthand how many people were disenchanted about prevailing conditions; including members of my family and friends, as well as others such as the taxi drivers whom I chatted with. Apart from enjoying meeting family and friends, a Nile cruise, and the clear waters of the Red sea, I was myself dismayed at the apparent chaotic conditions that prevailed in Egypt; such as haphazard urban development, lack of security, and mile long lines of vehicles waiting at diesel pumping stations.

Here in the US we have just celebrated the fourth of July. The French will soon celebrate the fourteenth of July. I feel that the third of July -the day the Egyptian army ousted former President Morsi- might assume a similar status in the annals of history.…

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February 7, 2013
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The Mission of this Web Site and the Intent to continue to Fulfill the Mission in the Future

February 2013

This site was created over ten years ago with the goal of presenting the general concept of Tychiformation as a possible approach to addressing global affairs. The definition of the conceptand its potential application are expressed in the left column of this Home Page. The content of the site morphed over the years to address issues in more detail, in parallel with the development of my thoughts as documented in the two books that I authored after the inception of the site. Both books are featured on the right column of this page. The books reflectan articulated progressive position. In this context I wish to add that to my mind “progressive” is synonymous with “rational”; i.e. in my view, ‘not influenced by inflexible religious, ethnic, political, or nationalistic preconceptions and prejudice’. Thus, the mission of the site evolved into airing progressive views regarding both global, as well as domestic US conditions and developments.…

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October 27, 2012
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Consider Before You Vote

October 27, 2012

Most of you who will visit this site between now and Election Day are likely to have either already voted, or have made up their minds about how to vote. Following are some suggestions that might help those who are undecided to settle on which way to go.

If you have the wherewithal to buy, and the time to read the 62 pages of “Shaping the Future, etc.” featured to the right, it will help you make up your mind, since the book lists the most critical issues that are plaguing us, and reveals who caused our problems. Otherwise, I will advise on the most crucial of issues that you may wish to consider before casting your vote. I propose that you be wary of, and refrain from electing:

  1. Candidates who aver to boost our military power by augmenting military spending: we are already the most powerful nation on earth by a long shot; those who promote increasing spending on the military in any shape or form have ulterior motives.
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September 8, 2012
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Last Call Before the Bell Rings

September 2012

During the past decade, this site attracted at least 2,000 hits every month; on certain occasions more than 3,000 hits in a single day. In August this year it attracted over 7,000 hits and in one day early in September over 1,200 hits. I have the following message to those who visit the site between now and Election Day.

Whether you are a conservative, libertarian, Republican, Democrat, progressive, or independent, and whether you feel that you are ‘in the know’ or not, I advise you to read my last book “Shaping the Future, for the People by the People, What to do now”. It addresses current critical economic and social problems in a comprehensive but concise manner compared with the writing of others, and presents a powerful argument that clarifies issues often blurred or altogether missed in current discussions.…

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April 15, 2012
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Pertinent Current Developments

April 2012

One of the strategic moves that I proposed in my last book was the creation of a viable third party; in addition to the established Republican and Democrat parties. More recent developments:

Rocky Anderson, former Mayor of Salt Lake City, established the Justice Party and is vying for the presidency
Buddy Roemer, former Governor of Louisiana reneged his Republican affiliation, and is now also running as an independent for the presidency
Check here to find out about recent developments in this respect.

Also, President Obama, encouraged by his now real prospects for reelection, is expressing the kinds of views that ‘progressive’ Democrats have been yearning for.

I am sorting out these most recent developments in my own mind, and will let you know what I would suggest for future action.…

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February 15, 2012
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The Zillion Dollar Question: A Comprehensive Answer and a Roadmap for Action

February 2012

A few weeks ago, I went to the Brazos book store in Houston to buy Michael Moore’s latest book and attend the book signing do. There, I had the great pleasure of meeting Michael face to face.

As I was standing in line waiting for my turn to get Michael’s signature, a young man handed me a copy of “The Occupied Wall Street Journal”.

The last page of the Journal features an article by Nathan Schneider: “Occupation for Dummies”. It recounts an interview of some of the ‘occupiers’. Under the subtitle “What are the demands of the people”, the answer given is: “Ugh, the zillion dollar question.”

I have been following the news about the ‘Occupy’ movement. I ardently encourage the growth and spread of the revolt of the people. On the other hand however, I am quite concerned about the way the movement is developing, and even more about the ultimate results that it might bring about.…

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