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(Telegraph)   Amazonian community wiped out by gold hunters. This is not a repeat from 1520   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 94
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2012-08-30 07:52:07 AM
Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?
 
2012-08-30 08:15:40 AM

vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?


I honestly don't understand it myself.
 
2012-08-30 08:18:29 AM
Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department.
 
2012-08-30 08:40:42 AM

vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?


I thought you were supposed to lust after yellow 'ores.

This changes everything....
 
2012-08-30 08:49:24 AM
Wow, people suck.

/threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...
 
2012-08-30 09:01:34 AM

Andromeda: Wow, people suck.

/threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...


Don't know, but I remember the NPR show on the Amazonian tribe that had a totally different linguistic structure as any other known language (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9458681), but I don't think that's what you're looking for.
 
2012-08-30 09:29:57 AM

Andromeda: Wow, people suck.

/threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...



An Amazon tribe converts the missionary
 
2012-08-30 09:52:35 AM

TheHighlandHowler: Andromeda: Wow, people suck.

/threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...


An Amazon tribe converts the missionary


That's the one. Thanks!
 
2012-08-30 11:33:16 AM
RELIGION OF PEACE
 
2012-08-30 11:36:01 AM
Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever.

Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.
 
2012-08-30 11:37:17 AM

super_grass: Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever. Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.


Wouldn't that require them to still be alive?

/Holy fark, people suck.
 
2012-08-30 11:37:26 AM
Seriously, Subby? You couldn't work in a Brazillian joke?
 
2012-08-30 11:37:59 AM
The Fierce People seem less fierce when running from helicopters
 
2012-08-30 11:39:57 AM
Will I still get my 2-day shipments with prime on time?
 
2012-08-30 11:40:20 AM
Man...there's no need to hate on tall women, gold or not.

/Think of the snu-snu that'll be missed!
 
2012-08-30 11:40:24 AM

vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?


We need it to for awesome monster cables and hoarders who believe when the world is starving and ruined they can eat the gold and live forever.
 
2012-08-30 11:42:15 AM
You could warn them.
If only you spoke Hovitos.
 
2012-08-30 11:42:16 AM
Then I got...
Gold fever
No romp 'n rollin' girl
And fellow stuck
'Cause your the, gold fever
Nothin' can help you
But the yellow stuff

What! Can stop that itchin'?
Ain't! Around the kitchen
Gold, gold, hooked am I
Susannah, go ahead and cry
 
2012-08-30 11:43:29 AM
I thought this was going to be a witty headline about my Amazon.com info being compromised or something. Then I has a sad....
 
2012-08-30 11:43:46 AM
Hg, CN.

//Gold is
//so wonderful!
 
2012-08-30 11:45:47 AM
Arm them. Seriously, let them kill these SOBs with no legal consequences.
 
2012-08-30 11:46:30 AM
There's a glory hole joke in here somewhere I just know it...
 
2012-08-30 11:47:38 AM
Thats so sad, they were slated to enter the bronze age in a decade or so.
 
2012-08-30 11:48:30 AM
Point out to many women all this, but they'll say, "but it's so shiny." Same goes for diamonds.
 
2012-08-30 11:49:07 AM

willfullyobscure: RELIGION OF PEACE


WTF does that even mean? I didn't see any part of the article that eluded to the religious beliefs of the raping, murdering Brazilian miners. Maybe I missed that part.
 
2012-08-30 11:50:06 AM

doglover: vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?

I thought you were supposed to lust after yellow 'ores.

This changes everything....


Considering that some of the biggest mining operations are owned by Chinese conglomerates....shouldn't that be the yellow man lusting after the yello 'ores? To be fair, some are run by Canadians too.
 
2012-08-30 11:53:35 AM
Nothing sad about this. A farming culture wipes out hunter gathers. Just natural order of things.
 
2012-08-30 11:54:13 AM
Hmmm. I wonder if it was the Gold Rush guys. Todd always seems so angry.

Just kidding. And yes, Man sucks giant balls.
 
2012-08-30 11:54:28 AM

super_grass: Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever.

Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.


To be fair, rape and murder is actually pretty vintage.
 
2012-08-30 11:54:38 AM
Next season, on an all new Gold Rush:
 
2012-08-30 11:57:52 AM
GLORY HOLE !!
 
2012-08-30 11:59:28 AM
glennbeckisanidiot.com
 
2012-08-30 12:01:41 PM
There is no Eden so long as man stalks the earth.
 
2012-08-30 12:02:06 PM
Wanted for questioning: 
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-30 12:03:24 PM

Vorpal: You could warn them.
If only you spoke Hovitos.


We're done here!
 
2012-08-30 12:04:03 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: super_grass: Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever. Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.

Wouldn't that require them to still be alive?

/Holy fark, people suck.


According to the article, 3 survived.

/still sucks.
 
2012-08-30 12:04:23 PM
He came dancin' across the water,
Cortez, Cortez,
What a killer,
What a killer!
 
2012-08-30 12:05:23 PM
And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness.

And all the animals drew near to him and said, "We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it."

The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine."

The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me."

Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you."

And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left.

Then the owl said to the other animals, "Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid."

The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop."

But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give.'"
 
2012-08-30 12:06:59 PM
I watched a show on 60 Minutes that was about Indians and how much they love to buy gold. There are companies that will sell them gold on payment plans, and the people get little payment books, so they can have their gold and pay for it gradually. I don't remember all the reasoning as to why Indians love gold so much, but if you want to blame someone for hoarding or over-valuing gold, blame them.

India's love affair with gold

Here's what your well-dressed Indian bride looks like:

i.i.com.com

You'd better be wearing lots of gold, and it had better be obvious.
 
2012-08-30 12:07:02 PM

Amazonian community wiped out by gold hunters.


Dammit, Discovery Channel. Keep those losers in Alaska.

*nods to special20*
 
2012-08-30 12:07:36 PM

Andromeda: Wow, people suck.

/threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...


Hollywood should take that story and market it for the US.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-30 12:08:32 PM
 
2012-08-30 12:09:50 PM
Call these guys, they'll take care of the murderers...

1.bp.blogspot.com

/srsly, they're actors with millions of dollars, they'll hire someone
 
2012-08-30 12:09:59 PM

vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?


I am betting it was carried out by SAs.

/What am I supposed to feel guilty about again?
 
2012-08-30 12:12:54 PM
Someone needs to point out: these "wonderful, natural, pristine, unspoiled" people live an average of 28 years because they have no technology.

Modern day Luddites starting with Al Gore want to reinstate this "natural" lifestyle, at least for 99% of the population, while they continue to live in luxury.

Beware.
 
2012-08-30 12:13:30 PM
Death by snoo snoo?


/too soon?
 
2012-08-30 12:13:37 PM
The whole tribal massacre thing must have been in the outtakes

t2.gstatic.com

t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-30 12:15:21 PM

super_grass:
Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming face down in a pool of blood.


Hate to be That Guy, but little different from what went on in North America from ~1500 to ~1900. It *would* be heartening to see the miners brought to trial, though, as a sign of tiny incremental progress in standards of human conduct.
 
2012-08-30 12:24:38 PM
That wasn't the article about Amazon has to charge Pennsylvania sales tax at all
 
2012-08-30 12:28:42 PM

syberpud: Fluorescent Testicle: super_grass: Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever. Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.

Wouldn't that require them to still be alive?

/Holy fark, people suck.

According to the article, 3 survived.

/still sucks.


Makes me wonder how many times similar things happen but no one lives to tell the tale.
 
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