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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:32 PM
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APEC closures and restrictions released, Honolulu locked up

8 people arrested last night at the first night of Occupy Honolulu, #OccupyHonolulu on twitter

Hui hou, got to go


http://www.kitv.com/news/29541704/detail.html

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department has released restrictions and closures related to the events surrounding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Honolulu in November.

Senior Official and Ministerial meetings for APEC's Leaders Week will take place from Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The closures and restrictions are as follows: http://www.kitv.com/news/29541704/detail.html

(From Mahina: UNREAL!)
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:04 PM
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1. So mere mortals are being kept HOW far away from the hoi poloi?
(for those of us who do not know the geography of the area)
:shrug:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:39 PM
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2. Hoi Polloi refers to the masses, you know, not the elite.
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 03:41 PM by MineralMan
It's a common mistake, but a mistake, nevertheless. I just thought you'd like to know. The hoi polloi are the 99%, the rabble, the crowd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoi_polloi
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:42 PM
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3. roh-oh...
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:47 PM
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4. It's a common mistake. Jack Cafferty once misused the term
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 03:54 PM by MineralMan
on the air, and had to apologize the next day, after receiving hundreds of emails. A lot of people think it means the upper class, mistaking "hoi" for high or something. I'm just trying to help people use words correctly.

οἱ πολλοί translates directly from Greek to English as "the many."
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