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Bolsonaro sons aim at the pragmatic vice-president Mourao calling him “traitor”

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A barrage of criticism this week from the sons of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro aimed at the vice president has laid bare stark divisions in his cabinet, raising serious concerns from senior members of his four-month-old government. Read full article

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  • :o))

    I thought that Circ du Soleil was highly entertaining!

    Apr 29th, 2019 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku7rPXoLRvI

    Is foreign policy a usual part of the job for a Rio City Councilman? Seems these would be princes don't have enough work to do...

    Apr 29th, 2019 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DT

    “Bolsonaro’s sons Carlos and Eduardo have accused Mourao of disloyalty and criticized him on social media and in the press”

    REF: “Seems these would be princes don't have enough work to do”:

    They have PLENTY of time + plenty of $$$ to throw away!

    Amongst the “Lima Club” of Clowns [Argentina (the beggar), Brazil, Canadá, Chile, Colômbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru e Venezuela AND (the missing MAIN clown) USA!]; only Brazil overflowing with cash:
    https://conexaopolitica.com.br/brasil/governo-destina-224-milhoes-para-operacao-de-apoio-a-venezuelanos/

    May 01st, 2019 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @JB
    Re “Millionaire comedian elected president...”

    I respect people who build their own companies, put in their own time and effort and risk their own money. Plus the ones who get really rich it's usually because they created a new product or service that benefits society. It's the CEOs who walk into a job at big established companies, get an immediate bonus 'golden handshake', fire a bunch of people, screw up the pension fund, and then get a 'golden parachute' when they quit, only to go do the same thing at another company... No one can think they deserve millions, it's just what happens when people get to set their own salary.

    If Mourão would have won with a bigger margin, then what Bispo tried to do was pretty pointless. But he probably was crazy, anyway.

    Re the press, I know they're not always positive. The UK's is pretty bad in some ways, it too often follows the establishment line and isn't very independent, besides mostly being controlled by giant media empires more interested in entertaining people than informing them - when they're not pushing their millionaire owners' interests.

    I did see the story about the STF trying to ban press criticism. Dodgy as hell and implies they have something to hide. Some of their decisions do seem suspicious/not too well explained. Hopefully it can resolved without gagging the press or neutering the court, they're supposed to prevent too great a concentration of power, besides being needed now to clean up the corruption as much as possible. It's difficult when people can't trust any single branch of the government.

    “because of the size....my father couldn’t transfer it to his name”

    What, he didn't have a 'good friend' he could put it in the name of? ;) I guess rules were less strict back then, you definitely need a visa to work in Brazil now. The whole thing just seems strange to me, do you even feel like you have a 'home country'?

    Re GOP, suppose they are just local. It's the hypocrisy that annoys me.

    May 02nd, 2019 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    (have used this space to continue “Bzln CB survey...”, which closed)

    “are people asked to declare informal earnings when applying for BF?” - If they are working informally, there’s no official record of their job /earnings, so they can say what they want. Undeclared bonuses, yes – but obviously, only to formal workers, o’wise wouldn’t be under the counter.

    PG’s underlying message was a wake-up call to the politicians who oppose the reform (trying to give the impression they’re defending the people - but it’s just the contrary).
    And I agree with him – what’s the point in hanging around, trying to fix the mess if Congress won't cooperate ?
    When a doctor prescribes medication, presumably he’s evaluated the patient’s condition…same with economics…certain problems don’t have only one cause - usually easier to deal with - so you have to consider several causes simultaneously, applying the correct dosage for each one, 'n hope you avoid collateral effects...and I’m presuming that the doctor, economist, or whoever's in charge, is 'serious' abt trying to do the right thing.
    There have been enough successful, as well as disastrous cases, or experiments, in economics, to give most a sense of direction, 'n enable them to avoid what usually ends badly.

    The PT 'n their allies don’t have enough votes to block the reform, 'n the govt is working on those who just need to have their eyes opened. The PT knows the reform is essential, and if it passes, it’ll be a feather in B’s hat…something they cannot handle.

    In 2008, Brazil had no ‘rotten’ credits, but if the US ‘n EU were suffering, it’s obvious it would affect us too (even if to a lesser extent). Lula underestimated it, calling it a “small wave”….while most would tighten their belts, wait to see what happened, he just carried on spending as usual. Revenue dropped, spending (‘n corruption) didn’t.

    Ok, will reply to the above - contn of “Millionaire comedian elected prez..” asa I have some space...tks.

    May 03rd, 2019 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “If they are working informally, there’s no official record of their job /earnings, so they can say what they want.”

    Sure, it makes it easier to be dishonest, but I was wondering if they could get in trouble for reporting it, giving a disincentive to honesty even they weren't trying to commit fraud?

    “PG’s underlying message was a wake-up call”

    Let's hope it makes them take it seriously and work to pass the fairest reform possible.

    “When a doctor prescribes medication, presumably he’s evaluated the patient’s condition”

    You'd hope so, but some doctors and some economists seem to pay no attention to the condition of the patient and think the same prescription cures everything. Eg economists who think 'more free market' is always the answer, no matter what the problem. Which cases/experiments do you think are notable successes?

    “the govt is working on those who just need to have their eyes opened”

    If they only way to get it passed is to bribe the other parties, do you think it would be better to give up for now?

    Re the great recession, maybe Lula did underestimate it, because it was bound to have knock-on effects, but wouldn't reacting too much be risky as well? If enough people lose confidence and cut their own spending, that can cause a recession all by itself.

    May 03rd, 2019 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    ALL'll be well - as long as Competent-Politicians In-Charge!
    https://renovamidia.com.br/frota-contrata-escritorio-de-servidor-do-proprio-gabinete/

    May 04th, 2019 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    Cont of “Bzln CB survey....”
    Afaik, no one’s been prosecuted for recving the BF fraudulently.

    I’m not saying doctors, or economists always get it right…and some even go against common sense…being aware 'n observing tendencies should precede and be part of the process…the excuse of being caught by surprise is weak.

    Was not referring to ‘notable successes’ on nat’l / int’l scale, as an experiment can be considered a success when it doesn’t go (too) wrong. There is no established formula for success, but there is for failure.

    The pension reform is crucial, and to imagine ‘favors’ won’t be necessary is to be naïve…postpone it and we’ll have an even bigger problem in 5 years. Tightening your belt is far less risky, and you can always let it out a few holes if necry. Easier than the contrary.

    Agree, a recession starts with investor’s lack of confidence, then the people’s, as the former, as a group, are always more alert / better informed.

    Cont of “Millionaire comedian elected ...”
    If CEO’s walk into a job, and benefit beyond reason, it’s the system…obviously not as morally fair as someone who built their Co from scratch, but the door is open to those who want to candidate themselves.

    I doubt that an idiot like Adélio Bispo had thought of possible scenarios if he’d been successful, other than getting rid of B.

    If the press limited itself to informing the facts, without editorializing, it would be a great advance in killing fake news. If media wants to express its opinion about a fact, make it clear that’s what it is.

    The two judges of the STF who promoted/supported the censorship/investigation, will need to explain a lot…perhaps not today, but down the road. When/ if taken to the Plenary, they’ll be defeated.

    We didn’t have those kind of friends…although I’m sure it could’ve been arranged with $$$. Afaic, the country home has become a white elephant.

    Talking of hypocrisy, what about the Dems crazies, Ilhan Omar, Rachid Tlaib and AOC ?

    May 04th, 2019 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    If the only penalty for fraud in the BF is having benefits cut off, there's not much incentive not to try claiming it... But I was more wondering if people would fear getting a visit from the tax man if they were honest about unofficial earnings. Guess it might be hard to find out given you've never signed up for it.

    “There is no established formula for success, but there is for failure.”

    It's unfortunate, but true there are some things we know don't work. Communism, for a start. Besides, economics doesn't always agree with common sense. I was reading about comparative advantage recently, and that's not exactly intuitive. Another example is those goods that sell more when you increase the price.

    “to imagine ‘favors’ won’t be necessary is to be naïve”

    What kind of favours are you thinking of? You objected pretty strongly when it was Lula doing it to get things passed!

    Re CEOs, it is the system, where the same group of people sit on all the boards and vote for pay rises for each other. Even the ones who do do a good job aren't providing 20 times as much value as they were 10 years ago.

    “If the press limited itself to informing the facts”

    Yeah. I think the TV news in the UK is more like that, but I don't watch TV. The papers have never been neutral.

    Glad you're confident the STF will make the right decision eventually. Which two judges was it?

    I wasn't serious about the friends, but it's a shame you feel that way about the country home. Does the rest of your family still use it?

    Re Dems, AOC has pretty radical ideas - mostly impractical. What's hypocritical about her, though? Don't know so much about the other two, I remember seeing a long discussion on another forum about whether Ilham Omar was anti-Semitic, which I admit I didn't read because it was already 5 pages and growing. Liberals are too critical, of themselves and each other, it gets tiresome.

    May 04th, 2019 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    FINALLY - at last - there positive signs of progress!

    https://brasil.estadao.com.br/noticias/rio-de-janeiro,mp-militar-defende-libertacao-de-acusados-de-matar-musico-com-80-tiros-diz-advogado,70002809507

    May 05th, 2019 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    “if the only penalty for fraud….”. yeah, ‘n the lack of punishment encourages fraud.
    “… if people would fear getting a visit from the tax man if they were honest about unofficial earnings”…’honest about unofficial earnings’ ? sounds like a bit of a contradiction …“unofficial” implies in not declaring them.

    Economics can be regarded as something relative, never exact, given that absolute success is rare. It’s not like a recipe, where you add the ingredients in the right measure, and can (usually) count on the result.
    “Another example is those goods that sell more when you increase the price”….Like fashion for example ? people are prepared to pay the increased price for some item because it makes them stand out ? it’s just marketing, playing on consumer vanity, and it has a predictable result.

    The “favors”, without being outright corruption, can be agreeing to support some other future legislation which a group of politicians wants, or granting more public funds to their constituencies….which is very different to providing pocket-money in exchange for votes, no matter for what the issue is…(i.e., the “mensalão”…after it had been ‘forgotten’, it just progressed into the PB corruption scandal).

    Re CEO’s, it’s the system….and that culture won't change…but at least the money is not taxpayers’.

    The 2 judges : Toffoli and Morais….they are intentionally confusing criticism with threats…reason why when the Plenary rules on it, they’ll get screwed.

    My brother is what’s between me and selling the place…he and my nephew use it.

    AOC’s hypocrisy is all about her pushing for legislation which she knows is impracticable, utopic, but uses it to gain support from the idiots who buy her rhetoric.
    Re the other two, look ‘em up…they are nasty pieces of work, only intent on spreading discontent, and couldn’t care less about the consequences…the fact their party refuses to control them, afaic implies they either agree, or are spineless.

    May 05th, 2019 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “the lack of punishment encourages fraud”

    That's what I was thinking. It would be possible to declare earnings from unofficial jobs to one agency but not another, but people would have to trust it wouldn't be used against them. If people don't dare declare their full income, fraud is almost inevitable.

    I was talking about these things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good . Status symbols, basically, but the result is counterintuitive. Actually, the Giffen goods linked in that article are even less obvious.

    It's dissatisfying that economics is so woolly. I wonder if that's just because so many factors are unidentified, or because people are inherently unpredictable? Quantum physics is easy compared to understanding people.

    I guess that kind of favour is okay. It's how May got the DUP to support her government, she promised £1bn for NI. The article I read was talking about giving them some amount of money for each vote, but perhaps it was supposed to go to the constituencies rather than the representatives (deputies?).

    Judges Toffoli and Morais. How bipartisan, but I suppose there's no room for politics when it comes to protecting yourself.

    Re AOC, you think she's cynically manipulating people and not just overly idealistic? What makes you think she doesn't believe in her own utopia?

    I read the Wikipedia articles on the other two. They've both said a couple of controversial things about Israel - reminds me of B's various faux pas - but it didn't explain why the right-wing media loves/hates them so much. What are they supposed to have done that's so terrible?

    May 05th, 2019 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    REF: “the lack of punishment encourages fraud”

    That's the reason I've said multiple times that Brazil is on its way to legalize corruption! Besides the Lack of Punishment, there is ample protection - offred legally - to the crooks. If you don't agree / don't believe, pl. take a look at the band of politicians enjoying freedom - even after being accused+convicted+condemned! And in spite of that, what's most mind biggling, is that there are peple [supposed to be intelligent+educated] who still have great hopes+faith in the future to take Brazil seriously!

    May 05th, 2019 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, but normally they only legalise it for themselves, not for the masses. Like in the UK, benefit cheats get sent to jail, but most of the politicians fiddling their expenses just had to apologise and pay the money back.

    And you've got to have *some* hope in the future, or you won't bother doing anything.

    May 06th, 2019 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DemonTree

    REF: “Yeah, but normally they only legalize it for themselves, not for the masses”:

    Yes of course! 100% True!

    That's precisely why the loopholes are cleverly hidden behind the laws in the first place!

    On the other hand, the masses are neither a wee bit aware of these loopholes + neither do they care! They don't even know, what the constitution or the law says. So to expect the masses to know about the loopholes is expecting just too much!

    By the way, watch the SAME happening in the []in] famous Pension-Reforms. And in fact, it's about time, they name the loopholes after Politicians/Lawmakers [need I use the “corrupt”?] to honor them?

    After all, does ANY politician EVER care for the masses except during the campaign-speeches/promises?

    May 06th, 2019 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @DT
    Why declare unofficial income at all ? for what ? ‘n if the IRS finds out, you’re screwed. And, if not obtained fraudulently, ‘n no tax is paid, only means less for govt to steal.

    “The Veblen effect…family of theoretical anomalies in the general law of demand in microeconomics…the snob effect: expressed preference for goods because they're different fm those commonly preferred”. Fashion fits in perfectly - a foreseen anomaly, th4 relatively predictable.
    “…I wonder if that's because…factors unidentified, or because people r inherently unpredictable?” I’d say both...a policy, based on current situation / people’s likely reaction, can still go bad because of unidentified, new, or misinterpreted factors. Physics, like math is exact…the same formula will give the same result.
    When I was abt 12, decided to make potato chips…boiled oil, cut potatoes, washed them…then threw them, wet, into the oil…if I did it 10 times, I’d get the exact same result…an explosion.
    “I guess that kind of favour is okay”….IF the money’s used to benefit constituents, ‘n only indirectly benefits the politician’s image, that’s politics …not the best way to get things done, but better than outright bribing.

    While AOC is obviously over idealistic, she is also cynical - if she weren’t, she’d have to be plain stupid…and if not plain stupid, she should realize people will eventually get fed up with her ‘craziness’.
    The other 2 are slightly more than controversial…they promote hate, then get pissed off when people react negatively. Making ‘faux pas’ is hardly the same as adopting the type of speech they do - Ilhan : 9-11 was just “something someone did” ; Trump’s ‘wall’ is a monument to “racism” (racism ?); Tlaib: defends Ilhan’s disgusting comments on 9-11; AOC said the NYPost’s response to Ilhan’s 9-11 coments - photo of WTC burning - was upsetting to NYorkers…ah, the comments weren’t ! And the negative reactions were ‘incitement of violence against women of colour’...'n there's more.

    May 06th, 2019 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Why declare unofficial income at all ?”

    Honesty, to not claim benefits you're not entitled to? But they're already cheating on their taxes, which comes to the same thing anyway: someone else will have to pay more to make up for it.

    The Veblen effect makes sense when you understand it, and so does comparative advantage, but if you just applied common sense, they're not the results you'd expect.

    Physics is exact, but only if you have the correct theory. Trying to apply Newtonian physics to an object moving near the speed of light is going to give you the wrong answer. And like in quantum physics, people act differently when they are being observed. What they believe can make a big difference to their behaviour, hence the self-fulfilling prophecy. Just believing a recession is coming can easily lead to one.

    Lol at the chips. Did your parents need a new kitchen?

    As for the favours, I hope it does go to benefit constituents. It's not ideal, but I did hear the current extreme partisanship and gridlock in US politics is partly a result of banning that kind of trade.

    Re AOC, is it possible to be both idealistic and cynical? I'm reserving judgement on her for now. Wikipedia mentioned Ilhan Omar's comments on 9-11, and said they were taken out of context. I don't think they reveal the best attitude, but how is it promoting hate? And probably the media doesn't mean to put them in danger - though I wouldn't bank on it with sites like Breitbart - but they are. Omar was on the hitlist of a would-be terrorist arrested by the FBI, no doubt because of all the negative reporting.

    May 06th, 2019 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “A recurring facet of the ”Free Lula“ discourse is the claim that the conviction and ”persecution“ of the ex-president is led by the Department of Justice of the United States,”
    https://brazilian.report/power/2019/04/29/lula-first-interview-prison/
    Considering past evidence of their continued involvement in Latin American affairs, on the balance it is more than likely.
    As U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy: “speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.” Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.”
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) supposedly remarked in 1939 that “Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.”

    May 07th, 2019 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    If a worker’s income is 100% informal, he'll forfeit most benefits; only reg'd ones, with remunerated activity / paying taxes, can claim benefits. And, given that informal workers are usually concentrated in the lower income levels, informal work is all they can get, 'n many even prefer to remain informal, despite the fact it implies in not being eligible for the benefits of reg'd workers. The problem appears later on (for the pension system), when at 65, 'n with very low or no income, they have the right to one minimum wage p/ month, without ever having contributed.

    The Veblen effect is simply the confirmation that with specific stimuli, people can be led to react in a certain manner which at a first glance may not seem rational.

    Well, I don’t know all that much about physics, except the law of gravity, that two bodies can’t occupy the same space simultaneously etc, but you know what I mean. And I agree - people who know they are being observed will not act naturally, and the self-fulfilling prophecy theory is serious sh*t…all a bank needs to break, is a rumor that it’s going to.

    Re the chips, needed a new frying pan, a new paint job in the kitchen, and for me, a new set of eyebrows.

    As for the ‘favors’, I only hope so, as I’m sure the politician always takes his traditional cut.
    Re the gridlock in the US politics, just goes to show that politics ‘n bribes are sides of the same coin.

    Re AOC, nothing wrong with ideals, but when highly exaggerated, to the point of being ridiculous, it’s either cynicism or stupidity. But there are enough idiots around, to lap it up. I suggest you really surf the internet to see what the Dem trio is up to…there is too much to list. Ilhan’s comments taken out of context ? given her gen’l attitude, ‘n other comments, I doubt it.
    Promoting hate can take on various forms, such as manipulating / throwing people against each other, then just sitting back 'n watching the house catch fire.
    The media does it's share of damage.

    May 07th, 2019 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    How do they know the difference between an unemployed worker and one doing informal work? Presuming people with no jobs are eligible for benefits. And a pension of one minimum wage for people with no contributions seems like a lot. UK basic state pension is way less than someone working full time for minimum wage would get. Maybe it's just the minimum wage is a lot lower in Brazil and it would be impossible to live on less?

    In quantum physics some particles (bosons) can occupy the same space simultaneously, but since they are things like photons, you probably don't think of them as bodies. Quantum mechanics is mind bending, and even relativity is weird as hell. Try watching this video on the effects of relativity; the narration is annoying but it's 3d so you can drag the picture to look around:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6AouFHLb2g

    “all a bank needs to break, is a rumor that it’s going to.”

    That happened here to Northern Rock after 2007. Also one of our politicians once told drivers to fill up their tanks because a strike was planned. The strike was cancelled but there were huge queues at every station and a national shortage of petrol. He should've been fired for that idiocy.

    Re the chips, I bet your parents were delighted. I wouldn't let a 12 year old near a deep-fat fryer. At least eyebrows grow back. :)

    “just goes to show that politics ‘n bribes are sides of the same coin”

    Maybe. You'd think people would be able to compromise without having anything in it for them, though.

    I CBA to hunt down whatever Fox news or whoever is saying. To them the Democrats can do no right, they find something objectionable in all of them. I can't help thinking they picked those three to trigger their base as much as possible.

    May 07th, 2019 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”RJ Governor orders helicopter snipers: Police kill 13
    Rio De Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel orders use of helicopter snipers in poor communities and police break 20 year record for killing civilians.
    On Sunday, May 5, a video appeared on the internet, showing Rio de Janeiro’s right-wing extremist governor, Wilson Witzel, addressing the camera: “Hello people,” he said, “we are starting today, in Angra dos Reis, along with the mayor Fernando Jordão, an operation, with the CORE (Civil Police special forces), with the Military Police, the Civil Police to end, once and for all this banditry that is terrorizing our marvelous city of Angra do Reis. We are starting our operation today. We are ending this mess. We are going to put our house in order. Let’s go!”
    On Monday a new video began circulating on the internet, showing another police helicopter flying extremely low over slain city councilwoman Marielle Franco’s former neighborhood, Maré, shooting downwards, in a police operation which took place as local schools were getting out, that left 8 maré residents dead. Photos taken on the scene show terrified school children running from the scene. Residents said all the deaths were caused by helicopter gunmen.
    In all, 13 people have been killed by the Rio de Janeiro police in the last 72 hours, which represents the highest number of police killings in this amount of time the last 20 years – this in a state where police killed over 1000 civilians in 2017. Although specific data on victims has not been released yet, it is safe to assume, based on patterns of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, that most victims were Black.”
    http://www.brasilwire.com/rj-governor-orders-helicopter-snipers-police-kill-13/

    May 08th, 2019 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    DT
    “How do they know the difference btwn an unemployed worker 'n one doing informal work?”
    They don't.
    Informal workers don't get holiday bonuses, 13th salary, employer contribution to the pension fund, FGTS (employer contribution to a “personal” unemploymt fund, equal to 8% of salary), health plan, food & transport cupons etc. With so many informal workers 'n none contributing, when they turn 65, the bill is unpayable.
    I know it's hard having to live on 1 MW, but that is not the point, it's all proportional.

    Yr link on relativity is interesting, but yr explanation on bosons & photons is lost on me.

    My parents were out, and I thought I’d prepare something other than a sandwich…I’d seen my mother prepare chips often enough, but failed to observe she dried them before tossing them into the fryer.

    Unfortunately, the great majority of Brzln politicians ('n LatAm ones) are drawn to politics for what they expect to get out if it, not for what they can do for their fellow citizens.

    I’ve been following the Dem trio on several sources, but not on Fox, 'n general consensus why the three recently elected Dems are attracting a lot more attention – of 'all' the media - than all the others put together, is because they are way off the curve, even by Dem standards.
    They weren’t ‘picked-out’ deliberately to screw the Dems, but for their extreme or unrealistic ideas, proposals and/or comments. Heard rumors (obviously joking, ‘n fake) that the Republicans financed their campaigns.

    I see the Gollum has posted some more 'brasilwire' bs....the video taken from the helicopter Witzel is in, shows a cop taking a few shots at a blue canvas (size of a sheet) tied btwn 2 posts on a “deserted” hill (later on claimed for privacy to people taking a dump), 'n has absolutely nothing to do with the Maré favela/ Marielle's former neigborhood. So much so, the helicopter ride was taken over Angra dos Reis, a different municipality to the city of Rio.
    Gollum can't help lying.

    May 08th, 2019 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Sounds like it sucks to be an informal worker. Do people agree to it because there's no alternative? And has the government never tried to reduce the practice?

    “I know it's hard having to live on 1 MW”

    I can't tell how low it is because it depends on the cost of living. But have you ever tried living on little money?

    Re bosons and photons, basically in quantum physics there is no real distinction between particles and waves. 'Particles' like electrons also behave like waves depending on circumstances, and 'waves' like light are also particles. A photon is a light particle, and two of them *can* be in the same place at the same time. Electrons are fermions and cannot. Then you get into the really crazy stuff like Schrödinger's cat and quantum tunnelling... makes economics look ever so simple and intuitive. :)

    About your cooking, that's impressive initiative, really. It's just these days kids are hardly trusted to do anything for themselves. They get driven to school, spend all their time in their bedrooms playing computer games, and go on 'playdates' arranged by the parents. Sounds stifling. Then people wonder why they grow up and can't do anything for themselves.

    I've seen a lot about AOC in the media, and she seems to court attention, but little or nothing about the other two. Where are you seeing this stuff?

    As for Brazilwire, it says the first video was taken over Angra dos Reis, it's the second one that's Maré favela. But firing from helicopters must make it hard to aim or the bad guys from the good, it's surely going to increase the number of bystanders getting killed or injured, as will Witzel's instruction to kill anyone suspected of carrying a weapon (especially now B has made it easier for everyone to buy and carry guns...)

    Is Moro really trying to pass a law letting the police kill anyone who makes them feel afraid? And what d'you think of the cuts to education funding? Seems very short-sighted.

    May 08th, 2019 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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