Novart: I won't touch the fart stuff though.
Alunan: This is the one we choose modmins? There were several excellent headlines that linked to awesome footage.I am disappoint.
Novart: Who else thinks of porn every time they see that country's name? I won't touch the fart stuff though.
miniflea: We weren't mugged at all and only saw one dead body
DubtodaIll: WHARGARBL there's money coming here and I'm not getting a piece! I need to burn something!
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.
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?
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.
DubtodaIll: just that riots are stupid.
DubtodaIll: because they are?
Paka Ono: http://copaemcuiaba.com.br//oblig// :(
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.
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.
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.
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