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2013-06-18 03:21:51 AM  
Get them some AKs and LASER designators!
 
2013-06-18 03:22:24 AM  
Who else thinks of porn every time they see that country's name? I won't touch the fart stuff though.
 
2013-06-18 03:24:55 AM  
I just got back from a trip to Sao Paulo and Rio.  It was my first time visiting Rio but my wife (who grew up in South America and has visited the city often since childhood) said it felt much safer than it used to.  We weren't mugged at all and only saw one dead body.

As for the protests, I watched a bit of it on tv.  The Sao Paulo riot police appear poorly trained- they started firing what I assume were rubber bullets into the crowd while it was still peaceful and keeping its distance.
 
2013-06-18 03:25:13 AM  

Novart: I won't touch the fart stuff though.


s2.buzzfeed.com
 
2013-06-18 03:26:20 AM  
This is the one we choose modmins? There were several excellent headlines that linked to awesome footage.

I am disappoint.
 
2013-06-18 03:37:58 AM  

Alunan: This is the one we choose modmins? There were several excellent headlines that linked to awesome footage.

I am disappoint.


I know right?
Take a peep at this:
i.i.com.com
 
2013-06-18 03:54:04 AM  
I'm hearing rumors of live rounds fired into the crowds, but I'm on a tablet that doesn't support a damn thing. Anyone with a decent computer able to find anything?
 
2013-06-18 04:35:02 AM  
...and so Bush said, "That's terrible. Exactly how many is a brazillion?"
 
2013-06-18 05:46:16 AM  

Novart: Who else thinks of porn every time they see that country's name? I won't touch the fart stuff though.


s22.postimg.org
Or this sort of establishment and the ladies that work there.
 
2013-06-18 06:20:09 AM  
Just kidnap one or two extra people. That should cover the difference.
 
2013-06-18 06:26:08 AM  

Novart: Who else thinks of porn every time they see that country's name? I won't touch the fart stuff though.


Hahaa yes, I'm not the only one! Any and every time I see/hear about Brazil, that one fart porn plays in my head.
 
2013-06-18 07:21:14 AM  
You mean you can't eat what you don't grow?
 
2013-06-18 08:55:44 AM  
WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!
 
2013-06-18 09:01:17 AM  
South American Summer? When do we set up a no fly zone and start funneling money into the protesters?
 
2013-06-18 09:12:45 AM  

miniflea: We weren't mugged at all and only saw one dead body


Not even a little bit?
 
2013-06-18 09:18:31 AM  
Others complained about vast sums of money spent on hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics instead of being invested in health and education.

just reiterating


DubtodaIll
WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!

No, the host country spends the dough. On a giant party.
 
2013-06-18 09:20:29 AM  

DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!


Given the poverty there I understand rioting when they are pouring out billions for world cup, olympics, etc.
 
2013-06-18 09:29:52 AM  

liam76: DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!

Given the poverty there I understand rioting when they are pouring out billions for world cup, olympics, etc.


Bootstraps or something.  Have riots ever accomplished anything good?  If you're looking for change go full on revolution, causing a ruckus and causing a lot of property damage rarely causes serious change.  It does prompt the authorities to fund more police efforts though.  That and maybe some cursory concessions to just calm down the people that are rioting.
 
2013-06-18 09:52:35 AM  
That money spent on the World Cup and the Olympics creates a ton of jobs before, during, and after those events.  Jobs are always good.  Jobs reduce the poverty in those cities, not just for the people who get the special jobs but also the people who sell those workers goods and services.  The sport cash supports the whole local area of those huge cities.

Some people just like to protest things.
 
2013-06-18 09:53:40 AM  
My roommate is Brazillian so she's getting a bunch of info constantly from her hundreds of friends and family members down there. Terrible shiat going on. Their infrastructure can't even handle the basic demands of their own citizenry and they want to have the two most major sporting/tourist events in the world? I can very easily see why the people are beyond pissed. Their hospitals are warzones, the police are imminent-domaining the homes of any people unfortunate enough to live close to where the stadiums are, their governing bodies are voting themselves a ridiculous amount of money and power and telling anyone who complains to FOAD. I don't know WHAT Brazil is thinking by bringing all this international attention on themselves when they were apparently already at the breaking point socially, but they will definitely live to regret it. It's hard to put the authoritative boot of government down on your citizens when the whole world is watching, especially when you want millions of people to come to your country.
 
2013-06-18 09:58:43 AM  

DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!


They're raising taxes and fares to PAY for the event coming. Many citizens were already poor and they're being taken for more money to bring events to their cities that add to their costs and infrastructure. They aren't seeing any money out of this, the rich people in charge are seeing plenty. See the problem a little better now?
 
2013-06-18 10:17:28 AM  

wyltoknow: DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!

They're raising taxes and fares to PAY for the event coming. Many citizens were already poor and they're being taken for more money to bring events to their cities that add to their costs and infrastructure. They aren't seeing any money out of this, the rich people in charge are seeing plenty. See the problem a little better now?


I see the problem.  I'm not saying people don't have plenty to be angry about in Brazil, just that riots are stupid.
 
2013-06-18 10:19:03 AM  

miniflea: I just got back from a trip to Sao Paulo and Rio.  It was my first time visiting Rio but my wife (who grew up in South America and has visited the city often since childhood) said it felt much safer than it used to.  We weren't mugged at all and only saw one dead body.

As for the protests, I watched a bit of it on tv.   The Sao Paulo riot police appear poorly trained- they started firing what I assume were rubber bullets into the crowd while it was still peaceful and keeping its distance.


No, that was deliberate. Cops need to justify bashing heads for the cameras. They do it here too.
 
2013-06-18 10:35:02 AM  

DubtodaIll: just that riots are stupid.


Why do you keep calling them riots?
 
2013-06-18 10:44:42 AM  
 
2013-06-18 10:45:23 AM  
Couldn't they just look at all this as stimulus spending and tax increases instead of protesting?
 
2013-06-18 10:59:28 AM  
 
2013-06-18 11:03:42 AM  

DubtodaIll: because they are?


They are because....an article headline called them riots? In the article itself doesn't even mention riots again, just protesting and peaceful demonstrators. Oh sure, and a car burning. Gather tens of thousands of people across several major cities all peacefully marching and voicing their opinions but a few assholes come out to burn a car and suddenly it's riots everywhere? There's nothing stupid about angry citizens going out to the streets to make their opinions heard when they feel like their government is actively working against them and ignoring them.
 
2013-06-18 11:17:25 AM  

Paka Ono: http://copaemcuiaba.com.br/

/oblig
// :(


Good god.  That's horrible.  The whole time I was watching it I was thinking how could this tragedy of an autoplay video with no video controls be hoisted upon me.
 
2013-06-18 01:30:06 PM  

wyltoknow: My roommate is Brazillian so she's getting a bunch of info constantly from her hundreds of friends and family members down there. Terrible shiat going on. Their infrastructure can't even handle the basic demands of their own citizenry and they want to have the two most major sporting/tourist events in the world? I can very easily see why the people are beyond pissed. Their hospitals are warzones, the police are imminent-domaining the homes of any people unfortunate enough to live close to where the stadiums are, their governing bodies are voting themselves a ridiculous amount of money and power and telling anyone who complains to FOAD. I don't know WHAT Brazil is thinking by bringing all this international attention on themselves when they were apparently already at the breaking point socially, but they will definitely live to regret it. It's hard to put the authoritative boot of government down on your citizens when the whole world is watching, especially when you want millions of people to come to your country.


They'll just take a look at Beijing '08 and wall off all the undesirable neighborhoods so nobody sees them.
 
2013-06-18 02:07:56 PM  
When the police riot and start attacking the protesters with what can be deadly weapons.
shiat the media covers up.

/So Russell Brand was on Morning Joe and using his amazing intellect to make fun of the 'style over substance' anchors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADJhErmJuoQ&feature=youtu.be

/Keep sucking on that bottle, honey. The newest gif.
https://i.minus.com/ibsehVMH39lLdS.gif
 
2013-06-18 03:02:48 PM  

Insaniteus: That money spent on the World Cup and the Olympics creates a ton of jobs before, during, and after those events.  Jobs are always good.  Jobs reduce the poverty in those cities, not just for the people who get the special jobs but also the people who sell those workers goods and services.  The sport cash supports the whole local area of those huge cities.

Some people just like to protest things.


Umm, no.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/30/do-the-olympics-boos t -the-economy-studies-show-the-impact-is-likely-negative.html">http:// www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/30/do-the-olympics-boost -the-economy-studies-show-the-impact-is-likely-negative.html

http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/30/news/economy/olympics-cost/index.htm" >http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/30/news/economy/olympics-cost/index.htm
 
2013-06-18 03:33:48 PM  

Novart: Who else thinks of porn every time they see that country's name? I won't touch the fart stuff though.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

not as such... but it's the only thing I think of when Brazil comes up.

// ya that's Demi
 
2013-06-18 03:42:00 PM  

liam76: DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!

Given the poverty there I understand rioting when they are pouring out billions for world cup, olympics, etc.


News Flash:
In the last 15 years, Brazil has moved tens of millions of people into the middle class.
 
2013-06-18 04:58:54 PM  
My reason for attending the protests yesterday was the way the police repressed the protests of the previous days. They just came up and shot rubber bullets at people who were making a peaceful demonstration.
Yesterday the police fired live shots into an unarmed crowd, injuring three.
We like to tell ourselves that Brazil is a democracy, but unfortunately that's a lie.

/rich brazilian
 
2013-06-18 06:37:56 PM  

FrancoFile: liam76: DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!

Given the poverty there I understand rioting when they are pouring out billions for world cup, olympics, etc.

News Flash:
In the last 15 years, Brazil has moved tens of millions of people into the middle class.


Brazil has made great strides, and I didn't mean to imply that by that post it was all rich or poor, but the improvments int he past 15 years doesn't mean they don't have huge problems.  Nor does it mean that "middle class" have ntohing to do with these riots.
 
2013-06-18 07:46:47 PM  
Insaniteus
That money spent on the World Cup and the Olympics creates a ton of jobs before, during, and after those events. Jobs are always good.

Please show your work on how many fewer jobs would have been created by spending the same amount of money on food programs, literacy programs, health care, and low-income housing.


DubtodaIll
I see the problem. I'm not saying people don't have plenty to be angry about in Brazil, just that riots are stupid.

Sometimes the only way to get someone to stop doing something is to set all of their possessions on fire.


Carioca
My reason for attending the protests

50% maalox dilution in a bottle you can squirt for pepper-spray eyewash; you may have to pull their eyes open. Apple-cider vinegar-soaked bandannas make rudimentary tear gas masks. Windows break easier if you hit 'em in the corners, not the center. Fire is a great way of getting rid of old tires and blocking a police advance. Shields made out of foam and plywood with a strap are being more and more recognized as extremely useful, since they can deflect rubber bullets and baton hits, and if you get enough in a row you can form a shieldwall of your own, and you can even put a slogan on it. Good luck and stay dangerous.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:52 PM  
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This guy just got himself an epic Facebook profile photo.
 
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