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Golden Key
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Rio police may have over-exaggerated, too. (Yahoo)

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:


What he did not do is impugn Brazil, its people or its police. He deserves contempt, I'm not arguing that. Just think that the level is a little heavy. YMMV.



Quite right to say Brazil - as a government - impugns itself over its appalling record of how it treats its vulnerable people. But I'm quite sure if someone visited your country and then became the centre of an international shit-storm about how your fellow nationals beat him up and nicked his stuff, only for it transpire he was covering up committing some minor wreckage on your home turf, you'd be less flip about it.

Frankly, I don't care what happens to the guy. Brazil has bigger problems, which weren't helped by a privileged rich first-worlder telling fairy-stories to cover his own half-witted antics. In fact, he's probably done more damage by diverting attention away from the more serious stuff.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Anselmina:
But I'm quite sure if someone visited your country and then became the centre of an international shit-storm about how your fellow nationals beat him up and nicked his stuff, only for it transpire he was covering up committing some minor wreckage on your home turf, you'd be less flip about it.

You've got me wrong, sister. I'm going to be skeptical of police and security, no matter where they are from.
And in this case they lied, sorry {i]over-exaggerated[/i], to bolster their presentation of the events. Kinda like Lochte did. Not that this excuses Lochte, it doesn't.

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So, on Tuesday I was watching a small group of grade school boys squabbling over a set of about 50 Hot Wheels cars. Two of them solved the problem by sitting on piles of the cars while the other two or three tried to snatch them out from underneath their butts.

While this was going on, a group of two girls and two boys used every block on the damn shelf to construct a walk- in castle with a gated entrance, a kid sized bedroom, and parking facilities for an entirely different set of toy cars that they were actually playing with rather than sitting on.

I dunno, it resonates with the current situation in Brazil.

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