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Petrobras whistleblower says Rousseff's party received US$ 200 million from Petrobras contracts

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 03:02 UTC
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A former Petrobras executive told a congressional hearing in Brazil on Tuesday that the ruling political party received up to 200 million dollars skimmed from contracts with the state-run oil company, reiterating claims made in plea bargain testimony. Read full article

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  • ilsen

    “A former Petrobras executive told a congressional hearing in Brazil on Tuesday that the ruling political party received up to 200 million dollars skimmed from contracts with the state-run oil company, reiterating claims made in plea bargain testimony.”

    Honestly, is any outside observer surprised by this?

    When will the PT-supporting populace realise that when the Govt. 'ran out of spending other people's money' it was the nation's money they were spending, (on themselves), and the hand-outs you were getting were mere bread-crumbs from the top-table in order to keep you subservient whilst they lined their pockets?

    Glad to see 'the truth will out'.

    But will they ever learn?

    Brazil has just forced itself down the global league table.

    Anyone wanna buy a shit-bric[k].?

    Can't see the PA wanting to get involved anymore.

    Can't see the EU so keen to do deals.

    China has no friends, but will probably still be interested, it likes mopping up the excrement and filtering any nuggets left. Good Luck with that...

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 03:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    I think the film is Mississippi Burning when the persecuted black man gets to interrogate the klansman and boy oh boy does that fella shit his pants, that's what needs to happen to this filth that robs Brazil yet denies involvement.

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 03:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @2
    Interesting analogy.

    I'd also add the scene in Pulp Fiction. “gonna get medieval on his ass, [arse]”
    Remember the 'gimp' scene when the black guy get's his revenge?'

    I'm still not sure that the population of Brazil realises just how badly they have been screwed by these purported 'socialists' that claimed to be on their 'own side'.
    At least previously they knew the score.

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Just want to see all the politicians involved go to prison, after returning all the bribe money......and no absurdly 'light' prison terms like those applied to the PT politicians for their involvement in the “mensalão”.......

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Jack,

    Are they sure it was only 200 million?

    ..or is it more like a couple of billion instead?

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @3 ilsen

    But it can't compete with:
    “what's happened to Zed?”

    “Zed's dead, hold on tight”

    Pity it's only a useless HOG, a Ducati 1199 Panigale has so much more 'chic'. :o)

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @5 Chicureo
    Except for the corrupt PT treasurer, who has the nerve to claim that every cent received was a legal donation, and duly accounted for , who in hell knows ? or will ever know ???? this piece of shite, João Vaccari Neto, is a career criminal, still answering to previous accusations of diverting funds supposed to be used for financing the construction of popular housing for lower-ranking public servants...that is the kind of crap that infests the PT, and they all think they are superior to everyone else. Not until they do serious jail time, will they get off their pedestals.

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @6 ChrisR
    “Who's motorcycle is this? - It's a chopper baby. - Who's chopper is this? - Zed's. - Who's Zed? - Zed's dead baby! Zed's dead!”

    Sorry, but it's a favourite scene of mine and I do not want to start that lightbulb/pedant thing again...
    :-)
    PS: It's not about the bike, it's about the people. The bike is merely a narrative vehicle... in so many senses.... ( maybe it is meant to be a piece of low-rent crap, as you should recall it originally belonged to the now anally-abused and presumed medievally-murdered, low-life racist gimp-owning Zed. ..?), also useful as the story-arc transplants them to a different location and we need a visual metaphor... it's not all about the bike, but well spotted anyway,

    oops, there I go again...
    Sorry!

    Oh btw, my favourite scene is the opening one with 'hunni-bunni' and 'pumpkin'.
    watta girl!!! (as they say)

    Her - “I love you, hunni-bunni.”
    Him - “I love you too, pumpkin.”
    Him - “Ok, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!”
    Her - “Any of you pricks move, an' I'll execute every last mutha-fuckin' one of you!”

    my kinda lady!

    Aslo, did you know that Misirlou is a Greek rembetiko song dating back to 1927, translated into a rock-n-roll song...
    *retreats to nerd corner*
    * puts on nerd hat*
    *looks awkwardly at floor*
    ;-)

    Mar 12th, 2015 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 8 Ilsen

    I have an admission to make: I deliberately wrote the Zed bit, suspecting my favourite partner in crime when it comes to Tarantino films would 'put me right'!

    The hat suits you sir!

    :o)

    Mar 12th, 2015 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    {:-)

    (wearing hat)

    {:0

    Mar 12th, 2015 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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