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Old 06-21-2016, 08:27   #1
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Brazil, another failed socialist/progressive state

I would not be worried about competing, I'd be more worried about getting out of Rio with my life.........

I can't wait to hear the corrupt socialist/communist excuses when the Brazilian Olympics are cancelled. Probably will happen when an athlete/athletes is/are murdered.



Call for More Rio Security After Paralympic Athletes Robbed
By The Associated Press
·SYDNEY — Jun 21, 2016, 5:27 AM ET

After two members of the Australian Paralympic sailing squad were robbed at gunpoint, Australia's Olympic team leader is urging Brazilian authorities to implement Olympic-scale security now in Rio de Janeiro "before an athlete gets hurt."

The weekend incident in Rio highlighted fears of crime against foreign athletes ahead of the Aug. 5-21 Summer Games.

An estimated 85,000 police and soldiers will be patrolling the streets during the Olympics and Paralympics, but violent crime remains a fact of life in Rio.

"Maybe the organizing committee should mobilize their games-time defense force early," Kitty Chiller, Australia's Olympic team leader, said Tuesday. "Do it now."

Chiller said she'd written to the head of the Rio organizing committee and to the city's mayor, Eduardo Paes, to express concerns.

"We're demanding that the level of those (security) forces be reviewed, and also that they be mobilized earlier."

A statement from Australian Sailing said Paralympic sailor Liesl Tesch and team official Sarah Ross were confronted by two men while riding their bicycles in Rio park on Sunday. One of the men was carrying a pistol and the women were robbed of their bicycles.

Last month, Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri and two companions said they were held up at gunpoint by five young men in Rio.


http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...o-now-40005628
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:46   #2
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I can't believe the Associated Press would do this to disabled athletes!
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:42   #3
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WSJ article documenting the socialist underpinnings, corruption, the enormous Brazilian State and failed economic policies. "Feeling the Bern..."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-...lem-1461359723

Brazil’s Giant Problem
JOHN LYONS and DAVID LUHNOW
Updated April 22, 2016 6:23 p.m. ET

Corruption is just a symptom of Brazil’s deeper issue: a vast state apparatus that has tried to be the country’s engine of economic growth

“The problem is, from time immemorial, Brazil’s political leaders only see one way forward, the growth of the state,” said Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former leftist intellectual who sought to reduce the size of Brazil’s government while president from 1995 to 2002. “But you need another springboard for progress, that doesn’t exclude the state but that accepts markets. This just doesn’t sink in in Brazil.”

Today, the Leviathan is sick. Brasília is embroiled in a sprawling embezzlement scandal at the state oil company, Petróleo Brasileiro SA. Investigators say that politicians, oil executives and businessmen conspired for a decade to siphon billions of dollars from the firm, channeling money to Swiss accounts and the slush funds of major political parties."

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So let me see if I get this straight. Brazil a socialist democracy with extremely strict gun control laws preventing law abiding citizens from bearing arms outside the home. Has a gun related crime problem? Who'd a thunk it.

The solution to this problem is to have 85,000 heavily armed (read - assault weapons) soldiers and police standing on every corner, park and venue where tourists can "feel safe" from criminals with a easily concealed handgun.

Brilliant, I tell you, simply brilliant! (Hitler would be so proud to know that his legacy of confiscation followed by a police state was such a popular idea.)

And we call this idea: Freedom from oppression and criminal mischief nowadays!

(Brazil a world leader in murderous homicides per capita - leadership the US Democratic Party wants to bring here!)
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:59   #5
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(Brazil a world leader in murderous homicides per capita - leadership the US Democratic Party wants to bring here!)
I'm thinking it's already here and they are just taking a page from barry soetoro's Gun Free city of Baltimore/Wash D.C. / Gun Free Chicago.
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"GUN FREE ZONES"

Now it's just cities in the U.S. next it will be states that the Dimocrats control and if the criminal HRC is elected it will be the entire country. If the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not recommend the 8 count criminal indictment of HRC, There will be a huge loss of RESPECT for the DOJ. Tom Kelly
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Slaughter on the streets: Brazilian city sees its murder rate go up 650% after police go on strike, with 52 murders in just THREE DAYS across lawless region

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A Brazilian city's murder rate has soared by 650 per cent with 52 homicides in just three days after police officers went on strike.

Military troops had to be deployed in the state of Espírito Santo after looting, rape and murders broke out on Saturday amid the industrial action.

The chaos has been compared to the 2014 thriller film The Purge, where people take advantage of the absence of law and order to carry out horrific crimes.

With officers staging a walk-out over conditions and wages, thugs are running riot, with people running rampant with guns and machetes, shops being robbed, buses set on fire and dead bodies are left lying in the street.
Not many seem to be covering this; probably too inconvenient.
Full story with muy photos.
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What do you think would happen in a large Democratically controlled US city if the police did this very same thing?

Also, the FD don't go if the PD stay home...bring marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers! Someone from the Left will be along shortly to start a chorus of khumbya.
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What do you think would happen in a large Democratically controlled US city if the police did this very same thing?

Also, the FD don't go if the PD stay home...bring marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers! Someone from the Left will be along shortly to start a chorus of khumbya.
Wouldn't the Feds just step in like they have suggested they may do in Chicago?
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Wouldn't the Feds just step in like they have suggested they may do in Chicago?
Sure, send in a couple agents to go door to door and ask the inhabitants if they've seen anything they'd like to report.

Nope, best would be the governor sending in the NG. Course that takes time to mobilize and the ROE would be so restrictive they would be in Force Protection level 1 'circle the wagons'!
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Slaughter on the streets: Brazilian city sees its murder rate go up 650% after police go on strike, with 52 murders in just THREE DAYS across lawless region
Or as Chicago calls it.."a slow weekend."
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