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Brazil’s Main Samba Schools Celebrate World’s Biggest Carnaval Party

Lula and Rio's governor President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, dressed in white and wearing a Panama hat, became on Sunday the country's first president in the last 15 years to attend one of the samba-school parades at the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro, the main event of the festival.

The head of state who attended the parades that began Sunday night at the Sambadrome was supposed to return to Brazilian capital Brasilia before dawn this Monday.

No Brazilian president has attended this event since 1994, when Itamar Franco watched the parades in the Sambadrome on a night that provoked a certain amount of criticism.

The reason was that he was photographed in the box for distinguished visitors accompanied by model Lilian Ramos, who wore no underwear at the time being dressed only in a scanty T-shirt and won notoriety for baring her all beside the head of state.

The parade of the samba schools of the Special Group of Rio de Janeiro is considered the main event of the Rio Carnaval and one of the greatest outdoor displays of artistry in the world.

The 12 participating groups vying to be crowned champion this year will be on parade Sunday and Monday nights.

The schools, each with an average of 5,000 people, interpret their various themes with breathtaking displays of music, dance, lights and color that continue until dawn on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

Each school presents a freely chosen theme that it then stages in the Sambadrome with music, floats, costumes and dancers.

Mercopress

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  • Double-Dot

    [quote]Than you take him/her to the Gobi desert[/quote]

    If it is “she”, I might have different and delightful “plans” for her. I am sure SS II will let me use my “command judgment”. 😀 😉 😉

  • Augustus

    What about the SSII having a “go” first?
    The agents should question him…. coercively 😉
    Than you take him/her to the Gobi desert 8)

  • Double-Dot

    Augustus
    Great Comments. You know how to read coded messages. 😉 Must have been trained by the Chinese 😉

    The next time somebody steals my ID, he is going to be buried in the Gobi desert up to his neck and the horses stampeding on his brainless head.

    Do I make it clear? 😉 😀 😉

  • Augustus

    First Westnern Translation in 1792 – into French
    Translation of the Chinese book was conducted at the place and during the time of Western Civilization’s DARKES MOMENT…
    Intriguing…

  • Augustus

    the use of spies…
    That was precisely one my original points…

  • Augustus

    The Art of War by SÀ…«n ZÀ‡Â BÀ„«ng FÀ‡Ž À¢€“ China, 6 century B.C
    It consists of a Chinese military treatise, composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time.
    InterestingÀ¢€¦ I wonder how a copy was located in the rural areas of the south and accessed by those who hate foreigners with so much intensityÀ¢€¦

    [b][quote]Chapter summary
    1. Laying Plans explores the five key elements that define competitive position (mission, climate, ground, leadership, and methods) and how to evaluate your competitive strengths against your competition.
    2. Waging War explains how to understand the economic nature of competition and how success requires making the winning play, which in turn, requires limiting the cost of competition and conflict.
    3. Attack by Stratagem defines the source of strength as unity, not size, and the five ingredients that you need to succeed in any competitive situation.
    4. Tactical Dispositions explains the importance of defending existing positions until you can advance them and how you must recognize opportunities, not try to create them.
    5. Energy explains the use of creativity and timing in building your competitive momentum.
    6. Weak Points & Strong explains how your opportunities come from the openings in the environment caused by the relative weakness of your competitors in a given area.
    7. Maneuvering explains the dangers of direct conflict and how to win those confrontations when they are forced upon you.
    8. Variation in Tactics focuses on the need for flexibility in your responses. It explains how to respond to shifting circumstances successfully.
    9. The Army on the March describes the different situations in which you find yourselves as you move into new competitive arenas and how to respond to them. Much of it focuses on evaluating the intentions of others.
    10. Terrain looks at the three general areas of resistance (distance, dangers, and barriers) and the six types of ground positions that arise from them. Each of these six field positions offer certain advantages and disadvantages.
    11. The Nine Situations describe nine common situations (or stages) in a competitive campaign, from scattering to deadly, and the specific focus you need to successfully navigate each of them.
    12. The Attack by Fire explains the use of weapons generally and the use of the environment as a weapon specifically. It examines the five targets for attack, the five types of environmental attack, and the appropriate responses to such attack.
    13. The Use of Spies focuses on the importance of developing good information sources, specifically the five types of sources and how to manage them.[/quote][/b]

  • Double-Dot
    You know how women are from Venus and men from MarsÀ¢€¦

    Well, you are from Uranus!

    God Mess Amerika,

    Costinha

    Hehehe

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]I rest my case. [/quote]

    No, you donÀ‚´t. When you have time, buy the book “The Art of War” and read.

    Sincerely yours

    The real and only Double-Dot 😉 😀 😉 🙂

  • Augustus

    Anderson
    You are correct. I fear some people abide by the motto of “White Supremacy” – at least that’s the logo of the KKK (especially its radical branch). According the recent reports, they feel particularly threatened by an African American president and the growing Latin American population in the USA… Since the person involved equates Brazilians to Monkeys… the analogy is clear
    [quote]written by Double-Dot, February 25, 2009

    You are totally missing the point here! Im not against nor Im in favor of your president’s actions.. However, I believe what he is doing here it’s totally right..

    I know your brain is not advanced enough to understand anyone’s point here, but let me put it this way:

    What this president is doing is giving bananas to the monkeys… So he seems to be very smart, give to the people what they want and make them all quiet and happy.. That’s how one can govern Brazil..

    However, one big monkey wasn’t happy at all because he feels he is superior breed and came here to America [/quote]
    ON TOP OF THAT, IT WAS ALSO STATED (against the French – who are Latin Europeans)

    [quote]written by Double-Dot, February 25, 2009

    Shut the f**k up, you Frog.

    Im certainly 100% european, both parents and grandparents are european and so on!
    Big deal.
    The Frogs cant even make a decent airplane and have to seek the help of the f**king Brits and the Krauts. All you are capable of doing is to drink your wine that tastes like horse pee, when the Krauts are invading your worthless land and cry over the shoulders of the Brits who in turn have to come rushing to us to save the asses of you both.

    Then you have to elect that f**k Sarko who is a big bullshitter and a philanderer to lead your country. I still wonder why that f**k Hitler didn’t carpet bomb Paris. Brown is correct. You asses were saved in WW I,WW II and Indo-China by US.

    Then you come and correct BrownÀ‚´s English. Typical of Gallic arrogance[/quote]
    I rest my case.

    Vieleicht sollte er nach Berlin umziehen, aber in 1933…

  • Anderson

    God Bless Brazil
    DUDES AND DUDDETS

    is this blog not about Brazil and its national and international events???

    As much as I like North Americans, Europeans and everybody else, why are we talking about being citizens of America???
    Who cares about America? I have lived in America and i defend the American way of living, but Brazil is the topic.

    If you want to talk about America go to weedforall.blog.com or is it not true that they want to legalize it? they cant live without it.

    Being upper class or not, Brazilians deserve respect, and it is horrible that a person who is not 100% American wants all Brazilians to leave the US. You are an AiiSS, so perhaps youre Irish? who would prove that your 100% American? Are you an indian, i know not, because most indians are dead, rs… Were your acients ridiculed when arrived in the US? NO? then why do you defend a country fro which you arent native to?

    🙁

  • Augustus

    ALERT TO ALL BLOGGERS AGAINST EXTREME RIGHT WING INFILTRATION ==>> HIS MOST COMMON ALIAS = “DOUBLE DOT”
    [u][i][b]Several bloggers in Brazzil.com have recently been repeatedly afflicted and abused by a certain element whose most comment alias is Double.Dot. He seems to be particularly engaged into antagonizing non-Americans and particularly those of use who reside in the United States.

    After some originally misplaced theories, suggested by various regular contributors to this blog, I decided to conduct some additional research, and recently came across a very serious and dangerous threat to the United States of America, since the election of Mr. Obama. It consists of an Extreme Faction of the hideous KKK whose recent alliance with other Racist Militant elements in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and other southern/southwestern states have declared war against all foreigners, particularly those of Jewish, Latin American, and African background. They are compose of mostly very low class, uneducated WHITE TRASH, whose sole mystical way to elevate themselves of their sordid low-birth condition, is to base a fictitious À¢€œsuperiorityÀ¢€Â based upon race.

    Well, I think all of us should make an effort to bring this dangerous elements to the attention NOT ONLY of this blogÀ¢€™s management, BUT ALSO to various US agencies which monitor the activity of HATE GROUPS in America, of which this LOWLY undesirable element, recently know as Double- Dot is unquestioningly either a member or a sympathizer (if not an outright infiltrator) who acts on this horrific, hateful Extremist GroupÀ¢€™s behalf on blogs managed in the USA by non-Americans of certain background. Given this blogÀ¢€™s title À¢€œBrazzil.comÀ¢€Â I fear it became an obvious target.

    It disgusts me having even spent a second of my time arguing with such Trash of incalculable malice, who FAILS to recognize that we are all born ALIKE as Human Beings (but STOP being alike from the moment of birth onwards, as they are inculcated Hatred by their uneducated parents and families who teach them the glories or White Race superiority INSTEAD of Moliere; sabotage instead of calculus, malice instead of Greek Philosophy!

    SWIFT ACTION IS REQUIRED, I URGE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOUÀ¢€¦

    Augustus [/b][/i][/u]

  • Double-Dot

    Im puzzled
    I don’t know why this dangerous four-footed beast Augustus needs to involve other people if this is just between him and me … That puzzles me

    That proves my point all along, he is not even a man, he is a beast on the run, he needs other people’s help !

  • Double-Dot

    Augustus
    We are so inspired by your wise words…

    However, Im glad to read that your TRUE SELF finally came out from the gutter. Your vulgar words just show to everyone here how great your education and upbringing were.. You say you were educated by an European tutor.. wow that’s a big thing, should I applaud ?..

    You didn’t work until the age of 25 what a lazy moron.. and you had a Brazilian maid.. Well, in Rio with a couple of coins I can hire 10 of them from the slums.. so don’t try to be superior than your own kind and don’t tell me bullshit that you came here to America to spend your money.. you came here to find more bananas.. sorry that’s plentiful in Brazil not here…

    God bless America

  • Augustus

    costinha
    Everytime I entered one of the comments above it vanished without posting.
    AS FOR THAT LOW BORN CREATURE – PROBABLY THE SON OF A PIMP WHO BRIBED HIS LANDLORD MAID TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM FOR FREE… THAT CREATURE WHO ANSWERS BY THE NAME OF DOUBLE.DOT AND PROBABLY WORKDS AS A PIZZA DELIVERY “BOY” AT 45…
    THAT DOUBLE.DOT WHOSE WIFE AND DAUGHTER ARE PROSTITUTES WHO WORK HARD TO SUPPORT HIS DRUG HABIT (AND PRAY FOR THEIR GODS HE GETS SENT BACK TO RE-HAB SO THAT MAY HAVE PEACE), IS A TRASHY IMBECIL…
    I shall no longer worry about this ANIMAL whose actual purpose in this blog is VERY questionable….
    I apologize to all other readers for tolerating the above statements, intended for this insane, uninvited nemesis, by lowering my standards and entering so much venom in a way to express my outrage….
    Yet, once this has been accomplished, I may recover my regular poise, and act with civility towards others…
    Interestingly, on a second thought, I’m delighted for having inspired so much hatred upon this “hurt animal” called Double.Dot” – AKA “Freaky low-class nerd from the Oklahoma Panhandle” for it’s not atypical for the lowest of the low to spend so much time concentrating upon their BETTERS….
    In order to elevate the style of this thread, following so much painful & distasteful comments by lost animals in the gutter, I decide to enlighten everyone with a bit of the culture lacking the misfortunate souls in the level of the creature who answers by the alias “Double.Dot”
    Quoi ! ne point accabler les malheureux, offrir l’home ÀƒÂ  l’homme et l’asile ÀƒÂ  ceux qui … Dans son palais de marbre oÀƒ¹ des nobles font ripaille. Les Etats GÀƒ©nÀƒ©raux du royaume de France. Chaque jour pour ces pauvres, accablÀƒ©s par l’impÀƒ´t … Je n’ai pas d’autres poÀƒ¨sies sur ce thÀƒ¨me sur mon blog. …
    😀
    Good Night // Boa Noite // Bonne Nuit // Gute Nacht // Buona notte

  • Costinha

    Alert…. Alert…. Alert….
    Augustus is going through a complete and total melt down…. Hehehe

    Costa

  • Double-Dot

    Augustus
    I don’t give a shit what you think about me but one thing is right about you and Im sure people can clearly see it here:

    You are as well educated as the people from Zimbabwe are! You can’t even posts comments here properly…

    Your claims that you were very well educated and you and your family are superior than 99.9% of the Brazilian population, it’s just something you tell people here to make you feel happy at night with your banana beside your pillow..

    The point is, if you were that educated you wouldn’t have escaped from Rio and crossed the border illegally to America.. Besides, how can a Brazilian be very well educated? That’s like saying we can train monkeys how to be dogs.. That’s impossible !

    To sum this up, if you were that educated in own little mind, you would know AT LEAST how to post comments here properly because you posted the same shit 6 times.. that proves not even simple tasks such as typing you can handle..

  • Augustus

    COSTA / USA / JOAO / ASP
    This is the SIXTH reply I create under this thread…. The first one “disappeared (VERY STRANGE…. i WONDER IF i’M BEING CENSORED)
    Summarizing my previoius entry:
    – COSTINHA – THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY. THIS DOUBLE-DOT IS (POSSIBLY) A CHILD MOLESTER HIMSELF
    – USA – i FULLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR PREVENTING AMERICANS BORN ELSEWHERE FROM ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY. IN FACT, I ALSO THINK IT SHOULD APPLY TO THE ROLE OF SECRETARY OF STATE (DESPITE 3 FAMOUS RECENT EXAMPLES – A GERMAN, A CZECH, AND A POLISH OCUPPIED THIS ROLE) – IT SHOULD ALSO BE PREVENTED, FOR ONE NEVER KNOWS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT WHICH A FOREIGN BORN AMERICAN MAY HAVE ON FOREIGN POLICTY… IT REPRESENTS A RISK! THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WISE TO PREVENT IT. NO NEED TO JUSTIFY – I AGREE WITH YOU (AND THE PROVISION IN QUESTION).

    ALL
    DOUBLE DOT IS NOW ATTACKING ME UNDER ANOTHER MAGG THREAD (THE CURRELY FIRST LISTED – ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS PRESIDENT THROWING CONDOMS TO THE PEOPLE… BECAUSE I ACCUSED THE INAPPROPRIATE ACT FOR A PRESIDENT (not the act itself, for I fully endorse the distribution and I’m a SOCIAL LIBERAL) I CONDEMNED THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC PREFROMING SUCH AN ACT. BECAUSE I ACCUSED LULA, DOUBLE DOT IS NOW INFERRING THAT I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AND THAT I WAS LIKELY A GIGOLO IN THE PAST…. HOW DARE THIM????? BECAUSE OF THIS LATEST COMMENT, I NOW SUSPECT THIS DOUBLE DOT IS USING THE MANTLE / THE COVER OF BEING AN AMERICAN (WHO RIGHTS RELATIVELY WELL IN ENLGISH) WHILE HE IS MOST LIKELY AN UNDERCOVER AGENT FROM THE SOCIALIST BRAZILIAN LABOR PARTY — HIS FUNCTION IS POSSIBLY TO DISCREDIT AND TO ATTACK ANYONE WHO OPPOSES HIS BELOVED LULA AND LABOR PARTY!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???? (Perhaps I’m being paranoid…. LOL) Yet, it’s too strange for Mr. “god bless america” to be defending LULA…. pLEASE VISIT THE FIRST THREAD 🙂
    CHEERS

  • Augustus

    This is the FIFTH reply I create under this thread…. The first one “disappeared (VERY STRANGE…. i WONDER IF i’M BEING CENSORED)
    Summarizing my previoius entry:
    – COSTINHA – THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY. THIS DOUBLE-DOT IS (POSSIBLY) A CHILD MOLESTER HIMSELF
    – USA – i FULLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR PREVENTING AMERICANS BORN ELSEWHERE FROM ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY. IN FACT, I ALSO THINK IT SHOULD APPLY TO THE ROLE OF SECRETARY OF STATE (DESPITE 3 FAMOUS RECENT EXAMPLES – A GERMAN, A CZECH, AND A POLISH OCUPPIED THIS ROLE) – IT SHOULD ALSO BE PREVENTED, FOR ONE NEVER KNOWS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT WHICH A FOREIGN BORN AMERICAN MAY HAVE ON FOREIGN POLICTY… IT REPRESENTS A RISK! THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WISE TO PREVENT IT. NO NEED TO JUSTIFY – I AGREE WITH YOU (AND THE PROVISION IN QUESTION).

    ALL
    DOUBLE DOT IS NOW ATTACKING ME UNDER ANOTHER MAGG THREAD (THE CURRELY FIRST LISTED – ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS PRESIDENT THROWING CONDOMS TO THE PEOPLE… BECAUSE I ACCUSED THE INAPPROPRIATE ACT FOR A PRESIDENT (not the act itself, for I fully endorse the distribution and I’m a SOCIAL LIBERAL) I CONDEMNED THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC PREFROMING SUCH AN ACT. BECAUSE I ACCUSED LULA, DOUBLE DOT IS NOW INFERRING THAT I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AND THAT I WAS LIKELY A GIGOLO IN THE PAST…. HOW DARE THIM????? BECAUSE OF THIS LATEST COMMENT, I NOW SUSPECT THIS DOUBLE DOT IS USING THE MANTLE / THE COVER OF BEING AN AMERICAN (WHO RIGHTS RELATIVELY WELL IN ENLGISH) WHILE HE IS MOST LIKELY AN UNDERCOVER AGENT FROM THE SOCIALIST BRAZILIAN LABOR PARTY — HIS FUNCTION IS POSSIBLY TO DISCREDIT AND TO ATTACK ANYONE WHO OPPOSES HIS BELOVED LULA AND LABOR PARTY!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???? (Perhaps I’m being paranoid…. LOL) Yet, it’s too strange for Mr. “god bless america” to be defending LULA…. pLEASE VISIT THE FIRST THREAD 🙂
    CHEERS

  • Augustus

    COSTINHA / USA / ASP / JOAO
    This is the FOURTH ATTEMPT TO ADD MY reply this thread…. The first one “disappeared (VERY STRANGE…. i WONDER IF i’M BEING CENSORED)
    Summarizing my previoius entry:
    – COSTINHA – THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY. THIS DOUBLE-DOT IS (POSSIBLY) A CHILD MOLESTER HIMSELF
    – USA – i FULLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR PREVENTING AMERICANS BORN ELSEWHERE FROM ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY. IN FACT, I ALSO THINK IT SHOULD APPLY TO THE ROLE OF SECRETARY OF STATE (DESPITE 3 FAMOUS RECENT EXAMPLES – A GERMAN, A CZECH, AND A POLISH OCUPPIED THIS ROLE) – IT SHOULD ALSO BE PREVENTED, FOR ONE NEVER KNOWS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT WHICH A FOREIGN BORN AMERICAN MAY HAVE ON FOREIGN POLICTY… IT REPRESENTS A RISK! THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WISE TO PREVENT IT. NO NEED TO JUSTIFY – I AGREE WITH YOU (AND THE PROVISION IN QUESTION).

    ALL
    DOUBLE DOT IS NOW ATTACKING ME UNDER ANOTHER MAGG THREAD (THE CURRELY FIRST LISTED – ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS PRESIDENT THROWING CONDOMS TO THE PEOPLE… BECAUSE I ACCUSED THE INAPPROPRIATE ACT FOR A PRESIDENT (not the act itself, for I fully endorse the distribution and I’m a SOCIAL LIBERAL) I CONDEMNED THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC PREFROMING SUCH AN ACT. BECAUSE I ACCUSED LULA, DOUBLE DOT IS NOW INFERRING THAT I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AND THAT I WAS LIKELY A GIGOLO IN THE PAST…. HOW DARE THIM????? BECAUSE OF THIS LATEST COMMENT, I NOW SUSPECT THIS DOUBLE DOT IS USING THE MANTLE / THE COVER OF BEING AN AMERICAN (WHO RIGHTS RELATIVELY WELL IN ENLGISH) WHILE HE IS MOST LIKELY AN UNDERCOVER AGENT FROM THE SOCIALIST BRAZILIAN LABOR PARTY — HIS FUNCTION IS POSSIBLY TO DISCREDIT AND TO ATTACK ANYONE WHO OPPOSES HIS BELOVED LULA AND LABOR PARTY!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???? (Perhaps I’m being paranoid…. LOL) Yet, it’s too strange for Mr. “god bless america” to be defending LULA…. pLEASE VISIT THE FIRST THREAD 🙂
    CHEERS

  • Augustus

    COSTINHA / USA / ASP / JOAO
    This is the second reply I create under this thread…. The first one “disappeared (VERY STRANGE…. i WONDER IF i’M BEING CENSORED)
    Summarizing my previoius entry:
    – COSTINHA – THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY. THIS DOUBLE-DOT IS (POSSIBLY) A CHILD MOLESTER HIMSELF
    – USA – i FULLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR PREVENTING AMERICANS BORN ELSEWHERE FROM ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY. IN FACT, I ALSO THINK IT SHOULD APPLY TO THE ROLE OF SECRETARY OF STATE (DESPITE 3 FAMOUS RECENT EXAMPLES – A GERMAN, A CZECH, AND A POLISH OCUPPIED THIS ROLE) – IT SHOULD ALSO BE PREVENTED, FOR ONE NEVER KNOWS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT WHICH A FOREIGN BORN AMERICAN MAY HAVE ON FOREIGN POLICTY… IT REPRESENTS A RISK! THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE WISE TO PREVENT IT. NO NEED TO JUSTIFY – I AGREE WITH YOU (AND THE PROVISION IN QUESTION).

    ALL
    DOUBLE DOT IS NOW ATTACKING ME UNDER ANOTHER MAGG THREAD (THE CURRELY FIRST LISTED – ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS PRESIDENT THROWING CONDOMS TO THE PEOPLE… BECAUSE I ACCUSED THE INAPPROPRIATE ACT FOR A PRESIDENT (not the act itself, for I fully endorse the distribution and I’m a SOCIAL LIBERAL) I CONDEMNED THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC PREFROMING SUCH AN ACT. BECAUSE I ACCUSED LULA, DOUBLE DOT IS NOW INFERRING THAT I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AND THAT I WAS LIKELY A GIGOLO IN THE PAST…. HOW DARE THIM????? BECAUSE OF THIS LATEST COMMENT, I NOW SUSPECT THIS DOUBLE DOT IS USING THE MANTLE / THE COVER OF BEING AN AMERICAN (WHO RIGHTS RELATIVELY WELL IN ENLGISH) WHILE HE IS MOST LIKELY AN UNDERCOVER AGENT FROM THE SOCIALIST BRAZILIAN LABOR PARTY — HIS FUNCTION IS POSSIBLY TO DISCREDIT AND TO ATTACK ANYONE WHO OPPOSES HIS BELOVED LULA AND LABOR PARTY!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???? (Perhaps I’m being paranoid…. LOL) Yet, it’s too strange for Mr. “god bless america” to be defending LULA…. pLEASE VISIT THE FIRST THREAD 🙂
    CHEERS

  • Augustus

    THANKS COSTINHA // THANKS AGAIN USA & ASP
    COSTINHA
    It does sound like Double-dot (inpersonated) does live in Minnapolis ( and possibly is a child molester himself)
    He is now trying to torment me under a separate thread (the one about Lula distributing condoms to the people – as if this was a role for the president)
    USA
    i’m a FULL supporter of that provision. No need to explain. I fully agree that those who are born in other shores should NOT qualify for the presidency. In fact they should NOT have qualified for Secretary of State either – and we had three famous people in that role in recent history (Kissinger-german & Albright-czech & another whose name escapes me who is originally from Poland). I fully agree that Americans of foreing birth should not be allowed to lead the country, for it could represent a security risk.

    ALL
    I now suspect that double-dot is not even an American citizen himself. Rather, he is likely to be a Brazilian agent who rights well in English BUT works for the Socialist LABOR PARTY and is attacking ANYONE who attacks LULA. HE is now accusing me of having been a gigolo during my youth, ONLY because I attacked LULA under the other thread – please feel free to check it out.

    Thanks again to all of you for your support!

  • Costinha

    VÀƒ´ BotÀƒ¡ a Gringalhada pra SambÀƒ¡À¢€¦
    What the FÀ¢€¦. This Demented Double Dotter needs some straightening, doesnÀ¢€™t he?

    Dear Ms. D-Cube:

    What is all this bashing Brasil, invading our country etc? Come on down, we will gladly give a new hemorrhoid! I bet you get perfect hemorrhoids since you are the perfect a.s.s.hole, whining like a whine chime, slime.

    The Milwaukee police are looking for you. They took an inventory of Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment and they were short one a.s.s.hole.

    You should be boiled in Shellyˢ۪s menstruation blood, freaking spit backwash. Here is a useful tip: Eat 2lbs of spicy Indian curry and then fart your head back out of youˢ۪re a.s.s.

    Questions?

    God Mess America

    PS: And while I am at itÀ¢€¦ I heard that BobÀƒ£o has been barking lately. Did that convicted child mole.ster escape from jail??? Watch Out PeopleÀ¢€¦ Gather your children, the pedophile maybe in a town near you. I just wish he would babysit ShellyÀ¢€™s kids!

  • USA

    Augustus
    This Double-Dot who was trying to upset you knows nothing about immigration law whatsoever… and the way he was trying to twist the American law was rather disgusting.. I think saying those things he was saying to you makes him feel special because probably he wasn’t loved when he was a child…

    First: You being an American citizen by choice shows you love this country. No doubt about that.. I should congratulate you
    Second: If the government allowed you to be part of the team it’s because your wisdom, work life experience is important to make this country..

    And this thing about being a president, vice-president.. It’s for Security Reasons.. that was put in place NOT to make a division between citizens because this rule applies to BOTH American born and non American born citizens..

    For example. if an American couple crossed the border to Canada and had their children there.. even though they have just American citizenship , and American parents they wouldn’t qualify for being the president of this country…

    There are sooo many cases of American parents who for different reasons go abroad and give birth to their children there and they return.. their children wouldn’t qualify although they have 100% American blood and all their families are here…

    Another example would be if you are born here and later decides to be a French citizen or any other citizen then you have dual citizenship.. however, you wouldn’t qualify for presidency either even though you were born here…

    If I go to Brazil with my American wife we both Americans and my children were born there they would still be Americans but they wouldn’t qualify for presidency!

    I hope you understand what I am saying to you Augustus! It works both ways… This law is not to make divisions in our society! Don’t let this trash make you feel like an outcast or like you are half citizen, because you know and everybody knows we are all the same!

    Furthermore, There has been a long discussion about this issue about who can be a president because this rule seems pointless for many.. We have great people in this country who were born abroad and they would make fantastic presidents..

    For now, chin up and ignore people like this Double-Dot here.. He doesn’t deserve our reply..

  • carlos wutke barwick

    The world will starve one day…. so i am glad that i eat small portions…

  • Augustus

    Gratitude, Understanding & Appreciation À¢€“ USA (alias & nation)
    Words of appreciation for USA words are unnecessary. What a becoming alias for a blogger who display so much understanding, compassion, and wisdomÀ¢€¦ These are the values which make these United States À¢€“ even in times of great strife À¢€“ a land of noble values, freedom and diversity.

    Being an American Citizen by choice, after much deliberation, even following some naÀƒ¯ve original choices which led me to this country, could be seen as an indication of my enormous gratitude, respect, and admiration which I uphold for my adopted country.

    As for the obvious necessity of the limitations imposed upon those who are born in other shores, there is no question of their underlying wisdom and purpose. No need to justify, for I fully endorse them.

    As for USAÀ¢€™s closing paragraph, IÀ¢€™m in full concurrence with your assessment of the individuals who maliciously attempt to infuse discord and promote animosity here and anywhere they canÀ¢€¦ Unfortunately, this type of À¢€œhuman residueÀ¢€Â exists anywhere on this planet, representing an unavoidable part of human condition.

  • USA

    Augustus
    Ignore this Double-Dot here… He is just trying to upset you nothing else

    You are a full equal american citizen like me and everybody else native or not… and unlike what this moron told you the American Law makes NO distinction between native and non native Americans…

    The thing about just native people can be president and vice-president, as such a very educated person you seem to be, you know that this rule is due to security reasons, as a president and vice-president need to be impartial and neutral and a non- american born president could favor more his or her country of birth in international deals than other countries etc

    The same is true for American born citizens who have another country’s citizenship, dual citizenship.. so Augustus, this security reason works both ways for born and non born american citizens…

    Believe me, you having embraced this country and reading how much you like this country, I’m glad that you are american like me and everybody else here!

    And if Double-Dot believes you are not American like him, that is good for you, as Im not a citizen like him, he is part of a group of people that exists here and in any other country called TRASH

  • asp

    immigrants made the usa…
    augustus is educated , a legal citizen, americans should be thankful to have people like augustus as a citizen

    bless america ? except for obama as president, there are a lack of blessings in the air

    god save america…pull it out of the deep hole this last administration sunk it in…

  • João da Silva

    [quote]MINE were sipping tea and going to concert halls in Lisbon, Paris & Barcelona….about 2-300 years ago…[/quote]

    And MINE were sipping CachaÀƒ§a and organizing impromptu concerts on the sandy beaches of Brasil. 😀

    Long live our Republic (until further orders).

  • Augustus

    whatever whatever
    My imagination is probably larger than your entire cultural background…
    AS IF I would go anywhere looking for work. LOL
    As most citizens of ALL American countries North & south generally have european background…. While your anscestors were laboring some field in Ireland, England or Scotland, MINE were sipping tea and going to concert halls in Lisbon, Paris & Barcelona….about 2-300 years ago… give & take a few decades
    THAT’S what COUNTS for me!!!!!
    Have a happy existence worshiping your gods…

  • Double-Dot

    Augustus
    You do sound like such an important person, important in Rio, I mean.. and I don’t even mean the city, I mean the River as that is what the word means and that is the extent of your aristocracy !

    [quote]I never saw a day of labor until I was 25 years of age, my education was enhanced by the assistant of an European tutor [/quote]

    That only implies you are lazy… and having an European tutor doesn’t mean high quality as everybody knows intelligence is not tied to passports..

    [quote]My decision to move to New York City (which I considered while selecting it instead of London, Paris or San Francisco) was made strictly on the basis of where could I have more fun and have easier access to the À¢€œupper levels of its societyÀ¢€Â [/quote]

    Yeah yeah yeah.. You came here because our borders have many holes and allow anyone to get in while other European countries have tougher immigration rules…

    [quote]No, I cannot be the president of the USA. That’s the only restriction…. [/quote]

    Vice-president included… The American law makes a distinction between natural born citizens and people like you who cross the mexican border to here..

    Your imagination is bigger than I initially thought…

    God bless America

  • Augustus

    by the way
    I do NOT believe in any god!!!!
    AS such, I could NOT possibly care about blessings…
    Yet, I do care for this country and hope for its well being and protection (especially from some of its irresponsible citizens who enjoy going about various blogs criticizing others for the sheer sake of creating a commotion and for lack of better things to doÀ¢€¦)
    😉

  • Augustus

    Whatever
    Hardly the oldest person alive… I confess having presumed you to be in the early-mid twenties somewhere in Kansas City or Omaha working as a clerk in some office… Whatever! You are irrelevant to me!
    No, I cannot be the president of the USA. That’s the only restriction…. Yet, WOULD I EVER WANT IT? LOL I would never want to be part of a Democratic government… LOLÀ¢€¦ I would rather be in place to have access to Monarch, which I probably could, anywhere in Europe, if I were to elaborate on family background, and met the right people at dinner partiesÀ¢€¦ À¯ÂÅ 

    While in the cyber-world one’s imagination can transpire into apparent facts, those in this blog who know me probably can vouch for my À¢€œsocial classÀ¢€Â and family prerogative…
    I never saw a day of labor until I was 25 years of age, my education was enhanced by the assistant of an European tutor (after being take care of by a lovely African Brazilian nanny during my younger days). Mercifully, my aristocratic upbringing always placed into the best circles and precluded any type of difficulty. I’m very fortunate and generally do not like to boast (until provoked into it)… Yet, I was not always happy, if you need to know…

    My decision to move to New York City (which I considered while selecting it instead of London, Paris or San Francisco) was made strictly on the basis of where could I have more fun and have easier access to the À¢€œupper levels of its societyÀ¢€Â À¢€“ which I succeeded by eventually including, among my early acquaintances in the USA, a dashing young CEO of a printing company, the daughter of an industrialist as well as one of the younger brothers of a British Duke….

    As such, do not include me in your midst, or dare comparing me to the usual À¢€œimmigrantsÀ¢€Â looking for opportunity!
    😉 🙁 😉 🙁

  • Double-Dot

    EVEN MORE
    You are a citizen like the Wetbacks in this country and NOT like the natives …. You should’ve known that b4 applying for citizenship !

    May God keep on blessing America

  • Double-Dot

    MOREOVER
    Augustus,

    You don’t know me and telling me you are more bla bla bla than me, just show to everybody here how credible your comments here are…

    All based on your imaginationland… So, I will not fabricate facts to make me sleep better at night like you do…

    With regards to our citizenships, Im American born here from American parents.. American blood and only one citizenship.. I can be the president, vice-president etc.. You can’t! so just in your imaginationland we are both equal citizens ….

    God bless America

  • Double-Dot

    ASP & Augustus
    [quote]bla ha ha ha ha ha , augustus kind of put you in your place[/quote]

    Oh Really? Wait to see my reply b4 saying this…

    [quote]I’ve been here PROBABLY for longer time than you are alive[/quote]

    Probably, but we don’t know do we? So it’s a baseless assumption until we compare ages plus facts… until then, WAKE UP! Don’t make assumptions based on your big imagination.. unless you consider yourself as the world’s oldest person

    [quote]NOWADAYS, due to my tax bracket, I probably pay more taxes yearly, than your total income![/quote]

    Another baseless assumption, can this man really talk sense based on something concrete and not on his imagination ? He sounds like he is mental, should we really pay attention to his comments here? I don’t know what I do nor how much I earn.. You cant go telling strangers you are older and earn much more.. WAKE UP MENTAL BOY !

    [quote] Besides, I’m a citizen – JUST LIKE YOU ARE![/quote]

    Are you ? I can be the president of this country.. Can you ? NOOOOO !!!!!! So how can we be both the same ? Once again, that’s your imagination…

    God bless America

  • asp

    hey double dot…….bla ha ha ha ha ha , augustus kind of put you in your place
    ….shouldnt you be saying god save america ?

  • Augustus

    EVEN MORE
    NOWADAYS, due to my tax bracket, I probably pay more taxes yearly, than your total income!

  • Augustus

    MOREOVER
    I’ve been here PROBABLY for longer time than you are alive

  • Augustus

    American now
    Sorry to disappoint you
    I came here to SPEND IT!
    Not a member of the lower classes 😉
    Besides, I’m a citizen – JUST LIKE YOU ARE!

  • Double-Dot

    Augustus
    [quote]I was one happy camper during that time (which I cherish – Rio was so much better back then) and had a lot of fun…. [/quote]

    If Rio was that great why did you come here to America to steal money from us taxpayers ? Perhaps, with this recession, don’t you think it’s a good time for you to go back ?

    God bless America

  • Augustus

    Testosterone
    Indeed, ASP – I was one happy camper during that time (which I cherish – Rio was so much better back then) and had a lot of fun….
    From THAT, I came straight to Manhattan (where I night-cubbed myself to death! LOL)
    I must admit my youth was FAB! (Which makes it OK to be extra “quiet” now)
    Cheers

  • asp

    15-19 in ipanema , augustus, im greeen with envy
    what a great age to be on ipanema, when the testerone is at its raging highest, oh, if only i had been there when i was 15-19

    at least i got there later , in time to make use of still flowing testerone hormones

    i didnt think too many americans know what “malandro ” is…if they used it deridingly, its just jealousy, most american males would give a left testicle to be down on a rio beach at carnival hoping to meet a female “malandra”, one who is “going to the beach, dancing samba and selling her body for money/advantage…”

    the deriders probably based their whole veiw of rio on just help disco and in front of the othon hotel on the beach….i have my fond memories of there also ( oh que saudades)

    ahh augustus, at least you had those treasured years on ipanema ,the sun, the waves , the raging morena beauties they just done have anywhere else in the world…you know you wouldnt be the same person without those years….

  • Augustus

    asp – what you quoted…
    Those are the views which “most north americans” and europeans have of brazilians…
    I’ve been told this is “so-many-words and so-many-ways” over the years…
    and I blame it all on Carnival and beach life style (to which EVEN I at some point, as part of – to a certain extent, during my Ipanema days between 15 and 19 years of age…. hanging aroud “the pier” and spending the day on the beach talking about the evening events…. It was actually fun…. I must admit…

  • asp

    (i dont know how to get that blue affect so here are augustus’s words in quotes)
    ” The patronizing view of a “monkey/start bowlshit-artist (malandro)” who not only is a slut & half-criminal but knows nothing other than going to the beach, dancing samba, and selling his/her body for money/advantage… “

    flattery will get you no where , augustus

    i agree , joao, i dont know if i could hang all night at the samba drome . yeah, that pocket show is a nice compact high powered way to check out some brazilian culture

    also about the tv coverage

  • Augustus

    Brazil’s ridiculous “ruler”
    With all the side conversation here, nobody has commented on that RIDICULOUS creature who answers by the name of “Lula” behaving like a simpleton (no pun intended for the old blogger who use this alias).
    What a spectacle he made of himself and the Brazilian Presidency!
    I suppose he may not deviate from the proclivities of the status represented by those sharing his À¢€œlow birthÀ¢€Â and lack of civilized mannersÀ¢€¦
    🙁

  • Augustus

    Aware of errors…
    Do not bother bringing the multiple (quickly typed / unedited) errors made above…
    blah blah blah – please spare me… 😉 🙁

  • Augustus

    JOAO – the So-called Fraterzining…
    While I would always strongly reproach any type of eslavery (even as a conotation) but rather a decent, well paid servant who is treated with the respect he/she desearves, I would surely, likewise, not be willing to fraternize with them…. Let alone dance (even when I used to do that (UNLESS OF COURSE one of those happnes to be exceptionally beautiful and atractive – LOL- yet, the “dance” and “fraternization” would be QUITE private)… But seriously… What would I talk to them about? The latest topic of discussion at the United Nations? Their oppinion about the British Royal family vis-a-vis taxation? or Perhaps if the Louvre or the Heritage are the best World musiums?…. I think NOT… 🙂 (Please also accept my apologies for the blatant honesty) 😉

  • Augustus

    Persuadced me???? And the topic of such “persuasion” being…
    While it’s possible one may have persuaded me on “certain” given issues (naturally NOT related either to mytholical credes (a.k.a religion) OR to reppocheable Liberal foreign Policy), I do not seem to recall partaking into any discussion at this site recently… Specially considering the extra “unsavory” entries by strangers using other people’s alias… As such, please indulge my curiosity… 8)

    Anyhow, I better “leave all of you” to your “immense enjoyment of the very festivities” which symbolize for European & North American the usual humiliating, patronizing view of Brazilians, which those of us, who reside abroad, must endure from time to time…
    The patronizing view of a “monkey/start bowlshit-artist (malandro)” who not only is a slut & half-criminal but knows nothing other than going to the beach, dancing samba, and selling his/her body for money/advantage…
    Considering my views on the “subject-matter” when I find myself being “patronized” based on issues to which I have never fully related, I feel particularly distressed…

  • João da Silva

    Double-Dot
    [quote]You don’t talk to me anymore, you bitches ! [/quote]

    My profound apologies lad. BUT…BUT….. you just appeared in this thread. How can we talk to anyone who doesn’t want to talk to us? 😥

    [quote]God bless America [/quote]

    I have blessed your wonderful land several times [i]free[/i] of cost in the past. Henceforth, I am going to start charging a voluptuous sum of money to be paid in GOLD. You think that I am running some kind of Charity organization? 🙁

  • João da Silva

    asp
    [quote]do you think i pursuaded augustus[/quote]

    I don’t know, ASP. As you might have discovered by now, he has his strong opinion on many things. He is an outspoken Brazilian like I am . He expressed his views and you agreed to disagree. I think his main complaint is (like that of my many other friends and relatives ) is that the original idea of Carnival was for the Masters and Serfs to fraternize on the streets forgetting their respective social status during four days.Unfortunately, over the decades this concept vanished . Now we have Lords sitting in the “Camarotes” and watching the serfs and slaves performing the “Show” for hours and hours for 4 days.

    I agree with you fully that the Samba has a rhythm, unique to Brasil . But to watch it for hours sitting in a “Camarote” doesn’t appeal to me. I rather prefer a show like the one we saw on Saturday. I don’t know if you remember that it started punctually at 7.30 P.M. and lasted for a hour and successfully managed to transmit the Brasilian culture and music with [i]elegance[/i]. Such kind of shows appeal to people like Augustus. No hot weather, no sand sticking to your skin, etc; Full of ORDNUNG and elegance.

    The biggest advantage of watching the Carnival on the TV, though, is that you can turn off the Telly or change the channel when it gets too boring!! That is the reason why [i]both[/i]of us are enjoying the Rio Carnival on the TV!!! There again, I would have loved to have seen our President with a half naked lady, thus proving that he does care for people “sem Camisas”. 😉

    BTW, do you think that Ch.c has gone bonkers?

  • Double-Dot

    ASP & Joao
    You don’t talk to me anymore, you bitches !

    God bless America

  • asp

    do you think i pursuaded augustus ?
    thanks , joao, its from the heart

  • João da Silva

    asp
    Positive comments, ASP and I am sure that even some Brazilians who are not fond of carnival will change their minds after reading your refreshing views on it.

    [quote]i remember the itamar franco photo with the girl with no underwear and a t shirt….[/quote]

    So do I. It was a great picture and enhanced ItamarÀ‚´s image. It was a pity that nobody posed like that with Lula. If such a photo had been published, his popularity rating would have gone to 100%. 😉

  • ch.c.

    Carnival is great
    I remember it very well, I went to Rio in 1947 with my boyfriend at that time and it was incredible even in those times….

  • asp

    its incredible
    im not saying its for every one, and, plenty of brazilians flee the folia . but, there is just nothing like carnival in brazil anywhere else in the world. everything else seems boring compared to the unbeleivible demonstration of rhythm , dance, color , sensuality and spectacle.

    the oscars were the same night…..who cares ? tv in brazil transforms it self into something it should be year round.regular tv just seems horrible when carnival is over

    real life out side your door becomes something that just transforms into a festive atmosphere . just go out side and you will see people doing things that you wish happened year round ( not the drunk part)

    i dont really stay up all night like i used to, but, just being in brazil, you cant help but be exposed to the wonderful culture that detonates during the weeks before and the actual dates of the desfiles

    i ackowlege that it becomes an excuse for some people to drink and revel to excess. but, that is only some people. the majority of people are out to have a good time. in recife, the sence of humor is really high.people dress in creative funny costumes and a people with a sence of humor is what is needed in this somber world today.when you have an economic crises this bad ,you can only admire the brazilian people who know how to really have a good time in life instead of bogged down in depresion about things they dont have control of anyway

    i remember the itamar franco photo with the girl with no underwear and a t shirt….so what!! it was great…

    so, once again, im impressed, amazed, moved, inspired and very happy to see one more carnival go down in brazil…..im a lucky person

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