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Meanwhile In Brazil, Three Days Before The World Cup Kick-Off...

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With the world cup set to kick off in three days, things in the host country - which according to numerous report is largely unprepared for the grand spectacle - are going from bad to worse.

As SCMP reports, earlier today police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off. "A group of about 150 protesters set fire to piles of garbage to block a central street in the Brazilian business hub, prompting some two dozen riot police to fire stun grenades and then tear gas to disperse them. The demonstrators were backing a five-day-old strike by subway workers that has posed a major headache for the sprawling city of 20 million people ahead of Thursday’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia."

Below is a photo gallery of event in Sao Paulo over the past few days.

AP adds:

But in recent weeks, a series of strikes by public transport workers, police, teachers and others in several Cup host cities has proved more disruptive than demonstrations. If such strikes continue, "there will be chaos during the World Cup," said Carla Dieguez, a sociologist at Sao Paulo University's School of Sociology and Politics.


"What we don't know is how long the (subway) strike will last and if workers in others cities where games will be held will also go on strike," she said. Unions across Brazil are using the leverage of the World Cup in an effort to get concessions from authorities, as has happened before other big sporting events. Ahead of South Africa's World Cup in 2010, bus drivers went on strike.

What do the workers want? Higher wages of course, even though they have already backed off from earlier demands for a 16.5% wage hike, and are only seeking a 12.2% boost. The government however is offering "only" a 8.7% increase. Still, with the strikes crippling mass transportation in the key city, with every passing day it would seem that the strikers have increasingly more leverage. If only on paper. In real life, things are not going quite as planned:

Demonstrators from various activist groups shouted “No to repression!” before police broke up the protest. Several helicopters could later be seen hovering overhead.


Police also used a stun grenade against a separate group of about 70 striking workers who had gone into a central metro station to try to convince supervisors to join the strike, said union president Altino Melo dos Prazeres.


Police are holding about a dozen of the workers at the station, where officers used tear gas and truncheons to disperse strikers last Thursday, a union official said.


The union has reduced an initial demand for a 16.5-per cent wage hike to 12.2 per cent, but the government is offering only 8.7 per cent.

To be sure, strikers are confused by the government's stern refusal to yield to even lowered demands:

Prazeres said he was confident the strikers had the upper hand. “I don’t believe the government wants to thwart this Cup,” he told reporters.

Which means that the teams of the United States, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Cameroon all of which are expected to arrive some time today, may find themselves without any mass transit options (not that they would be particularly concerned by this)

The latest strike is just one of many problems plaguing the world cup:

Authorities are keen to resolve the latest labour dispute and avoid further embarrassment in a World Cup hit by delays and cost overruns even before it has started.


Corinthians Arena has become a symbol of the problems besetting the tournament. At the weekend workers were racing to finish the 61,600-capacity stadium, which has been chronically behind schedule and over-budget. Work on the 12 host stadiums has also been overshadowed by accidents that have killed eight workers. Three of the deaths were at Corinthians.

But not everyone is losing from the ongoing confusion plaguing the world cup. One group is set to profit handsomely - Brazil's 1 million (+?) prostitutes. The Independent explains:

According to the locals, it's the bar capital of the world, with more than 12,000 catering for the five million citizens of Brazil's third city. Others will recall Belo Horizonte as the scene of England's most humiliating football defeat, when a hearse driver and teacher from the US stunned the national team at the 1950 World Cup. But if the 5,000 or so English ticket holders expected here for England's final group game against Costa Rica in a few weeks' time look a little more closely, they may remember it for something else. As is the case across Brazil, peer behind the mask and another reality stares back at you.


In downtown Belo Horizonte are 23 brothels, known locally as zonas. They are hidden up narrow staircases between shops in the grim city centre, a place so grey, in parts, that you could be in the old Soviet Union except for the scorching sun above. Nearby, in an empty office on the top floor of a shopping centre, a handful of the 2,000 or so prostitutes who work the city are getting English classes from a volunteer in order to cash in on the six matches the city's Mineirão stadium will host (including one semi-final). All the while, tucked away at the back of an indoor car-park, is Aprosmig – a union for those within the industry in the state of Minas Gerais (the name is a contraction of the "Minas Gerais association of prostitutes"). "For sure [the city's prostitutes] will get more money with the World Cup," says the fiftysomething woman working the desk. "In the nightclubs they'll be earning a lot. It's normal for foreign guys to look for them, they always do, and now there'll be more foreign guys. They'll do very well."




At the time it was suggested there were as many as one million sex workers, and while that may have been an overestimate, prostitution is undeniably widespread. At one point, the government's own employment website offered tips for those wishing to attempt prostitution, going step by step through preparation, seduction and delivery of service. It was later toned down after much pressure from conservatives and the religious right.

Which is also known as capitalism: providing a service, with market prices set based on prevailing demand. Which is better than what Venezuela's socialist hookers have to look forward to: as reported previously, what they do have to look forward to are FX trading terminals.


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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4837118 SafelyGraze
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the problem is that there are not enough authorities to protect us from people

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:28 | 4837130 NotApplicable
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Speaking of safely grazing (or not), Mark Spitznagel has unleashed his goats upon Detroit.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:37 | 4837170 Vampyroteuthis ...
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If the Brazilian gubimint had any sense like the US mobsters they would give into the demands. Pay through the World Cup. Fire all of the instigators after the World Cup. Anyone they keep after the mass firings get pay cuts below what they currently get.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4837190 y3maxx
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This is a Politically Incorrect Thread.
What about Male Prostitutes? The Arab State contingents need their sexual needs covered too.
Obama should be leading the way w/ Sanctions vs Brazil...and if that doesn't work...send in Al Qaida...Drone a few thousand civilians... the Brazilian Govt. needs to learn a lesson on Political Correctness.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4837277 Stackers
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All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.

Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees. Upon employees in the Federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities.


FDR 1937

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4837382 knukles
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Another triumph of governmental largesse

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:47 | 4837396 DoChenRollingBearing
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I would be very interested in comments on OTHER aspects of the Brazilian economy (albeit understandable distorted by the World Cup event).

I read perhaps a YEAR ago that Brazil was being affected by apparent slowness in Chinese buying of Brazilian exports (minerals I suppose), something that may have JUST started happening in Peru.  I have heard some recent comments here that the Peruvian economy may have started to slow because of China too.

Commemts from anyone who knows if China is slowing their imports of copper, etc. would be extremely welcome to a Bearing Guy just trying to roll with current world macro-events...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4837404 CheapBastard
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Can't get any more Bullish then this, right?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4837475 kliguy38
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Send in the Gestapo.....and pay triple time to the contractors with Brazilbucks

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:58 | 4837671 SafelyGraze
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"Mark Spitznagel has unleashed his goats"

heh heh heh .. not everyone knows what a 'spitznagel' is in yiddish

or what it means to unleash it

Mark's left 'spitznagel'


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:08 | 4837740 fonzannoon
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San Paolo Subway system. Crazy shit.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:21 | 4837811 boogerbently
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New Orleans police used to always go on strike about a week before Mardi Gras.

Timing is everything.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:14 | 4838558 Scarlett
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HUGE housing bubble over there.  

Check out the comparisons.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:32 | 4837550 nonclaim
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As I understand it, the Chinese used their full warehouses (for variable definitions of full) and a consequent slowdown in imports as a tool to negotiate better prices. It worked and have now resumed importing raw materials at lower prices. It may not translate into cheaper bearings though... unless you pretend to have enough for a 5yr demand.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:34 | 4837871 DoChenRollingBearing
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ZERO chance of that (stocked for five years), hah, we wish...

Thanks for the insight!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:56 | 4837673 DadzMad
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Great reminder, Stackers.  Here in WI when the gov't employees I know get all bent out of shape over Walker I remind them that not only FDR, but their hero, former Milwaukee mayor AND SOCIALIST, Frank Zeidler also wrote extensively on the hazards of unionized government workers.  They have no response except to yell louder.  It's hard to have an intelligent conversation with a liberal as they get so damn angry and start foaming at the mouth.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:03 | 4837705 Pickleton
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 It's hard to have an intelligent conversation with a liberal

You erroneously assumed you could have an intelligent conversation with a liberal in the first place.  There's no there there.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:05 | 4838014 WillyGroper
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" It's hard to have an intelligent conversation with a liberal as they get so damn angry and start foaming at the mouth."

That door swings both ways. I had a great observation just yesterday re: the disdain of one for the other. 

Urban sprawl is rampant where I live. Still building like crazy. Needless to say, they don't widen the roads after the increase in traffic. While stuck at a light being car #3 there was a typical distracted dipstick in a Prius turning left, holding up 30 cars by not pulling forward so people could go around them. I drove on the grass to get past & was the only car besides the Prius to get thru the light. Here's the kicker...

Their vanity tag said "SMG ALRT". 

God save us.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:56 | 4837674 PTR
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Speaking of safely grazing (or not), Mark Spitznagel has unleashed his goats upon Detroit.

The comments alone are an interesting read-thru.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:01 | 4837698 Freddie
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Spitznagel is one of a few hedge fund managers I respect.  Isn't this animal cruelty to allow those goats to graze in that sh*t hole?   Turn Detroit back into prarie.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:28 | 4837135 Hippocratic Oaf
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But prostitution is still legal, right?


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4837153 Badabing
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Naturaly it's part of GDP

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4837175 BLOTTO
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Brasil is synonymous with football.


And as the World Cup begins on Friday the 13th - Brasil will temporarily forget about its social nightmare...


If you look at the Brasil 2014 World Cup official logo - it really does look like a face palm of shame...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:17 | 4837485 Cacete de Ouro
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The World Cup begins this Thursday 12th June, not Friday.

First match is Brazil vs Croatia @ 5pm local time in São Paulo

face palm of shame? Wtf? The logo is a series of hands of friendship in the national colors

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:04 | 4837711 PartysOver
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yep, face palm with a bad haircut.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:41 | 4837903 Doubleguns
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A green comb over and face palm. LOL

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4837123 remain calm
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It will be fun to watch how the sponsoring networks polish this turd.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4837144 agstacks
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"Small riots we're squelched at the city limits as pro-brazil soccer fanatics celebrated the Brazil win.  It just goes to show how popluar soccer is to the local populations." 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:37 | 4837171 Relentless101
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They hate us for our freedom?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4837403 DoChenRollingBearing
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If the USA beats anybody, that will give them reason to hate us even more.  I don´t want to even THINK about how much Brazil would hate us if we beat them.  Or maybe I do want to think about that, LOL...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:08 | 4837465 Zerozen
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Ha! Ha! Good luck, Team USA will need it.

Group of death: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA (spot the odd one out)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4837474 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hear you!  LOL.  I guess we gringos can just wave "AMFs" to the rest, yes a very tough group.  Maybe if we tie just one we can consider it a "victory"...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:19 | 4837507 Cacete de Ouro
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If USA gets out of their group I'll eat my hat !
Although anything is possible and USA are quite good nowadays

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:06 | 4837728 PartysOver
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Seriously, "USA are quite good nowadays".

Way too much Carnival for you!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:13 | 4838322 RadioactiveRant
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Only three of those countries play football.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:55 | 4839184 Treason Season
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And the fourth one, Ghana doesn't even play. They just dive.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:39 | 4837179 eurogold
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Shitstorm in .......T  -3 days..........yeah baby, can't wait for what is coming !

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4837181 Headbanger
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No it won't.  Fuck it.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4837235 silentboom
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"Brought to you by Wilson reminding you that we also make baseball bats."

"Have a refreshing pepsi....then recycle your bottle by filling it with gasoline and capping with a rag."

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4837127 mayhem_korner
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What's Portuguese for don't taze me, bro!...?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:46 | 4837210 nonclaim
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Reports say tasers were promised but not delivered to the police ... you'll have to use the more primitive "don't shoot me (sobbing)" or "no!, not the baton (crack!)".

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4837287 disabledvet
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That's because they're price in dollars.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:03 | 4837440 alexcojones
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"Nao Tira Mim, Cara!" (Don't you shoot me, guy!")

150 demonstraters? Wow!

Let me know when 15,000 or 150,000 or 15 million show up in force. Seems we had 250,000 show up in many cities of the world, to protest the invasion of Iraq and nothing happened.

Brazil is like a sub-tropical USA. Filled with dispossessed, with the few wealthy elites protected by armed Policia Militar and easily-bribed police. Just like here.

NO Craft or Halliburton thugs -yet. No false flag school shootings - yet.


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:07 | 4837456 Zerozen
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Wait until 2050, the demographic makeup of the USA will look more or less like Brazil's too.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:34 | 4837142 Badabing
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Man, soccer in Brazil looks like a riot!

I thought they can't use there hands?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:51 | 4837219 CunnyFunt
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Lots of aspiring goalies

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4837154 Itchy and Scratchy
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Let's hope Brazil doesn't lose!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4837329 willwork4food
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Now THAT would be a riot!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:51 | 4837409 DoChenRollingBearing
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Big time!  Especially if the Americans ever beat them, ha ha!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:05 | 4837452 Zerozen
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I'm dreaming of an upset in the opener, Croatia over Brazil. Boy, will there be fireworks (riots)!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:33 | 4837158 The Most Intere...
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"the government's own employment website offered tips for those wishing to attempt prostitution"


How long before we have the PPA, Prostitution Protection Agency, in the US?  Afterall, there is nothing government can't solve or improve upon...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4837174 LetThemEatRand
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Edit:  Oops.  Responded to wrong post.  It's Monday.  

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:45 | 4837206 dracos_ghost
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I believe it's called Congress.


How long before we have the PPA, Prostitution Protection Agency, in the US?  Afterall, there is nothing government can't solve or improve upon...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:33 | 4837160 MopWater
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Im guessing there will be a whole 10 minutes of protest coverage by every US MSM outlet during the entirity of the Cup.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4837177 LetThemEatRand
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And the protestors will be referred to as anarchists and/or extremists.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4837322 Harbanger
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Yep,  By the same same Gov these same Union protestors supported.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4837165 Dr. Engali
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The shit's going global.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4837334 Harbanger
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This isn't making the BRICS look good.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4837416 DoChenRollingBearing
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That´s OK with me, BRICs are over-rated IMO.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:31 | 4839674 StychoKiller
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Can't make Brick Houses without bricks!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:55 | 4837425 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Clearly a negotiated settlement won't happen until Putin reins in the violence of the pro-Russian Brazilian terrorists and pulls back his troops from the Russian-Brazilian border.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4837167 general ambivalent
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Why aren't we being bombarded with #SaoPauloProblems and Academi City Centre Democratic Heroes in the news?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4837169 Bosch
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How does this affect their supply of hot swimsuit models available for export? 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:39 | 4837187 SoDamnMad
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Yeah, MSM protestcoverage at 3:00 AM CST

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:41 | 4837193 CunnyFunt
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How dare they disrupt the bread and circus.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:51 | 4837199 Kreditanstalt
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If only this anger were directed at GOVERNMENT rather than at "rich employers"...if one day the masses comprehend monetary inflation we'd have a revolution by morning...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4837399 Christophe2
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Riiiiight, 'cos there is no collusion between the conspiring oligarchs and the government they control?  Don't blame the ultra-rich in a brutally unfair society - they just gamed the sociopathic system 'better' than any decent person would, and thus should be admired?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:16 | 4837492 kridkrid
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Bingo. Govt is a tool of the oligarchs... Regulatory systems, monetary systems, elections, etc... All a playground to be gamed and leveraged while the 99.99% go serfing.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:08 | 4837217 ebworthen
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They can set up Los Angeles for World Cup 2026 so we can see similar headlines.

If the big quake doesn't hit by then.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4837239 I Write Code
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A million hookers, think of it as a form of quantitative easing.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4837252 williambanzai7
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As much as I enjoy soccer/football, what we have here is just another debt fueled globalist brand spectacle. Nuke 'em is now Nike 'em

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:08 | 4837273 Skateboarder
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Boycott Nike Skateboarding.


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4837285 Emergency Ward
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WB Sete --  Brazil has other sports too, if you want to skip the intro (you won't skip it) go to about 1:30 for the action -- no protests over this gal and her bodyboarding....

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4837348 inky
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Ive never understood the point in football,its a mind numbing game played by 22 way overly payed fraggles.

I did try to watch a match once but couldnt hack the bordom after about 20 mins.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:01 | 4837445 Miles Ahead
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May I suggest methylphenidate. Go to a small clinic; the doctors at the big hospitals are way overly payed and may charge more.

Also here: take two of these ( ' ).   Use them when necessary.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4837524 jimmytorpedo
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Professional sports are nothing but a placebo for war.

In many ways, football mimics war with it's long stretches of boredom better than say, hockey or jai alai.

I would rather watch ladies beach volleyball, or paint dry.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4837266 Shizzmoney
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CNBC: "This is all bullish.  Buy stocks immediately."

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:21 | 4837517 BeetleBailey
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The cunts just did a segment about alllllllll the cashhhhhhhhhhhh on the sidelines....

then used a MM to S&P comparison....just entice....rear view looking motherfuckers....

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4837282 disabledvet
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If this thing explodes...well,

Let's not think of that right now.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:15 | 4837291 AurorusBorealus
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The situation in Brazil is very serious.  I have friends in Sao Paulo who say that the city, indeed all of Brazil, is on a razor´s edge.  While international investors have profited greatly, the average Brazilian has seen little benefit from their "BRIC" status.  They have seen, however, government cronies, drug traffickers, and the very wealthy become even more wealthy.  You may want to rethink your plans if you are coming down for the World Cup.  Time for another article by Simon Black about Argentina... never a word from this guy about Brazil, however... wonder why?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:25 | 4837537 walküre
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Why are only Americans domesticated with a barrage of lame stream TV? Is it a lack of TVs or mind numbing Telenovelas in Brazil? Or is it a lack of synthetic and obesity inducing cheap food to keep the people lazy and quiet? Why are they demonstrating for social justice in Brazil when we have the same problems in America?

Why aren't Americans protesting for a fair living wage and calling for an end to all banker bonuses especially during the depth of the GFC when bankers earned their living off the government's teet?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:12 | 4838307 TheGardener
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Hi Walk , my Germanic language fixed friend. In Brasil the telenovelas are not that`s mind numbing, you can hire the estrellas thereof at any your music through the local escort agency. No joke.
I lived there.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:03 | 4838279 TheGardener
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Argentinians despise Brazilians as monkeys. Long
before the term "metrosexual" was termed elsewhere
arrogant Argentinians referred to them as brasileros.

If they could afford, they came to Brasil to be kicked out of the better clubs if ever accepted. Arrogant assholes
lacking the coolness of Brazilians.

Brasil has no whores or name for them, it is any female
except their wife and daughter according to the locals.

Son of a bitch smiles at you while stating the obvious.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:19 | 4837301 homiegot
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Brazil = Hellhole

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4837325 spekulatn
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No worries.

Tweets and hashtags are on the way.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:52 | 4837332 NuYawkFrankie
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Simply stated, statistics surprisingly show soccer success scores significantly on the social-stability scale... 'specially in South'merca.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:21 | 4837515 dontgoforit
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That's quite some alliteration, NuYawk!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:29 | 4837343 supersajin
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The article did say 150 people!!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:27 | 4838372 TheGardener
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I have been to Rio for the millenial celebrations and
they handled a crowd of 3 million (!!!) quite well.

Favela guys being bribed with free utilities at all times for not coming downhill but military police firing away at night while enforcing the unofficial curfew .

Times have changed since but it has always been blackmail, slavery or a combination thereof in the colonization of Brasil and the slave chick you snatch is not what you would want to introduce to your mother, no matter how much you paid for it !

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4837350 smacker
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Football fans going to Brazil will be ripped off big time by hotels, restaurants, bars, taxis and shops. Prices are up thru the roof already. Those who have any money left in Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and other football sites will be at risk of muggings on public transport or simply on the streets. There is a serious risk of war breaking out on the streets of Rio & São Paulo between the favela overlords and police/military.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:22 | 4837518 dontgoforit
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Give 'em cow guns and they can't shoot the shit.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:48 | 4838480 TheGardener
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"here is a serious risk of war breaking out on the streets of Rio & São Paulo between the favela overlords and police/military."

Favelas have no streets just pass ways and the incursions of
military police are more then war like if they charge in there with 1000 men at a time. It is war and the inhabitants fire away at leisure right from the start. Favela is a no-go no-tax area with free utilities and a million dollar view from each and every dwelling , full brick structures right on the best location.

"Cool" in Brazilian Portuguese is translated "legal", pronounced "legao". Military police, rest assured, sourced from the same white withish trash or the whitest blacks around or below as around here.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:04 | 4838683 smacker
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I was not referring to the streets (pass ways as you call them) in the favelas, but streets downtown and perhaps along the Copacabana/Ipanema etc.

You may be aware that by federal government order the military police and some special units have been conducting "pacificacão" (pacification) in the favelas in preparation for the World Cup. This has already caused a lot of gun battles and deaths and significant friction between favela residents and the authorities.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:22 | 4838755 TheGardener
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As they are battling in vain pre-emptively you could be right. As for the streets along Copacabana/Ipanema one could
always show up with a convertible at party time at the clubs and leave the top open. Not so much around here at all times , unless you were the local mafia guy...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:33 | 4837359 tony wilson
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this has nothing to do with soros funded ngo s

this is nothing to do with  the jews

this is free innocent souls standing up to the new hitlers running the brics countries.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:03 | 4838586 TheGardener
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O Tony, this has nothing to do with banking and the economy, just brics affairs. There ain't no new hitlers , Latin America is full of national socialist shit and Brasil has ordem y progresso at it`s banner and it ain`t fascist yet
or over. Capital flight or re-incursion under disguise is handled by your favorite clients banksters, called relationship banking, up and running half of brics affairs.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:36 | 4837361 yogibear
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Wait until the Olympics. The pick-pocketeers  should have a great time.

Plenty of practice for the graduates of the school of seven bells.


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4837378 SystemOfaDrown
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I went to a Brazillian riot once and a Soccer game broke-out!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4837383 tony wilson
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beware be  aware of the cover of the world cup.

the drone of millions of morons groaning and cheering around the world will be used as zionist crime cover for rape,theft and more african,asia  take overs.

boku harum not black but a whiter shade of mossad,mi6  pink


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:16 | 4837491 general ambivalent
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Bring back our girls. We kidnapped them first.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4837436 lakecity55
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What a joke.

I hope the Brazillians whose government blew all this money for the status upgrade of their 1% raise hell!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:08 | 4838543 TheGardener
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Brazil is beautiful. Brazilians are great people.

Cool, but entirely fucked up. Wrong DNA.

Cool blacks in the North and same uncanny whites down south.

Rest assured the middle mixing ground are eating up themselves for no reason as to be fucked up and any your ethnic shortcomings will be vilified by this rather mundane soccer match. The big cities social imbalance hanging by a thread will all be toast.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:03 | 4837444 NuYawkFrankie
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CNN Breaking....

Michelle - flaunting her new Brazilian bikini wax in the skimpiest of "athletic"  beach thongs - promotes Team USSA by going soccer-gaga - scoring 135 goals -  in Ipanema.Beach game vs Russian National Team


Video to follow - stay tuned...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:03 | 4837448 americanspirit
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Anyone who wants to stick their dick into a Brazilian prostitute has my sincere sympathy - you've gotta be either really desparate or really stupid, or probably both.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:14 | 4837483 dontgoforit
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There's a riot goin' on down in cell block #9.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:09 | 4837745 buzzsaw99
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if only they weren't socialist everything would be fine eh tyler?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:09 | 4837749 NoWayJose
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Hmmmm, how will I be able to tell the striking workers from the soccer fans - both will be rowdy, drunk, carrying signs, and on the verge of rioting...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:11 | 4837764 SmittyinLA
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Brazil is toast, doomed by demographics the giant Socialist humping STD riddled mob that is Brazil will consume all resources and turn Amazon into a desert given enough time.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:14 | 4837779 Joebloinvestor
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Following this example one can only imagine the soccer rioting.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:26 | 4837833 q99x2
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They are so revolting. And a long way beneath them are the globalists.

You want answers. You ask the Rockefellers. They have your answers.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:31 | 4837845 Jack Burton
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I am looking forward to following England in the world cup. I also like to watch Argentina. We have all read about the enormous costs Brazil has poured into hosting the World Cup. This reflects how crazy sports has become. To have teams play each other in matches to determine a world cup should never require the looting of a national treasury or the borrowing of vast money sums to put on the debt bill of the tax payer. Billions for this football when millions of people and industry are allowed to sink into oblivion. These billions invested to upgrade the systems needed for industry and growth, a pathway to future jobs. Energy investment to keep Brazil a viable economic power. All this is thrown onto a shit pile, so the rich elites of football can party? If I lived in Brazil, here is my thought. "Burn the fucker down, if this is what government considers important!"

Brazil has the means to allow these games to be played, a regulation football pitch is all that is needed. There are stadiums in Brazil. This is just like Russia pissing billions of badly needed money into winter olympics just for show. None of these sports require strip mining of public funds.

Even here in Minnesota, the professional sports treams, who make big money and pay big money, have taped into the tax payers pockets for their private business' stadium costs. They say, "Either pay us public money or we leave." Well, fuck off out of here and don't let the door hit you on your way out."

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:37 | 4838611 TheGardener
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Brasil is different, when I lived there the games were
staged in the UK if I`am right, streets even in minor coastal towns were blocked till midnight by crowds, I picked up a chick at a bar waiting for her car :-).

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:41 | 4837902 First There Is ...
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Brazilians will fall into line and get behind the home team - trust me I'm married to one. If Brazil wins the cup, all is forgotten and there will be a Carnaval like atmosphere to propel Dilma's re-election campaign as she'll find a way to parlay the national soccer team's success into four more years of a do-nothing, know-nothing presidency. If they lose? Yikes. 

Brazil and Brazilians, on many levels, are quite similar to America(ns). Materialistic conspicuous consumers who are image obsessed, nationalistic and dumbed down. They are starting to wake up as the wealth disparity is absolutely appalling though. Drive past Rocinha and you are struck by the start contrast between favelas and $5M homes nearby. 

Mainly, they share a similarity with the US in that they are corrupt motherfuckers who will fuck over anyone, anytime to make an extra dime, or Real as it were. If the Brazilian people could actually visualize the sheer magnitude of theft that occurred in the construction phase of this fiasco, they would, well, probably yawn because they've seen it all before. My guess? $2B was skimmed right off the top. Don't be surprised if one or more of these stadiums collapses. And don't get me started about the airports.....

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:45 | 4838636 TheGardener
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First there is the home team but Brazilians are just even more greedy monkeys and the true American home team . God bless the Americas. /sarc right on spot comment

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:51 | 4838656 Mi Naem
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Very sorry, brother, but the site you link to is a transparent deception. 

She is among many false prophets from the Evil one, or under his influence, that will permeate these days, misleading many to their downfall. 

If you need a prophetic message outside of scripture and His traditional Church's teachings, then all you need is Fatima. In that case, start and focus at

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:52 | 4837954 Peter Pan
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I think that cities that do go to such great expense to host World Cups and Olympics should be given the events twice in a row to help defray the costs of what is otherwise a wasteful exercise that enriches the few.

Or does that approach limit the corruption and waste?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:08 | 4838031 smacker
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That's a very good idea. And it might give the hosting country time to complete the stadiums in good time for the second round ;-)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:58 | 4837980 Fix It Again Timmy
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We want a 25% pay raise and FREE cheezy puffs......

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:19 | 4838915 Silver Exterior
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When Brazil play's, all these so called protesters will be watching it on tv, unless Brazil loses, then chaos... Atleast that would be my best geuss...

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