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Brazilian Ambassadors to China Ride a 17-Seat Bike

Nerino Furlan Twenty five Brazilians, most from the southern state of Santa Catarina are going to take a city tour of Beijing, China, in a different way: pedaling on a Chinapede. The invention, created by businessman Nerino Furlan, from Santa Catarina, is a super-bicycle made of iron with 17 seats, 19 tires, a loudspeaker and a logo stamped on the front, with the image of a Chinese dragon.

Soon after, the group is going to take a tour of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, riding the same tricycle, however it will bear another logo, of a camel wearing a turban. It is the Dubaipede. "The aim is to take joy to the Arabs," stated Furlan, who has already invented over 10 different types of tricycles and vehicles.

According to Furlan, the idea of touring the two countries on the China/Dubaipede came up as a way of representing not only the state of Santa Catarina, but all of Brazil. In Dubai, the creation will even gain space at the Emirates Mall, one of the country's largest shopping centers.

The Brazilian delegation is comprised of businessmen, doctors, friends of Furlan and even the vice governor of Santa Catarina, Leonel Pavan. The group, which will remain in Dubai for three days, intends to parade around the streets of the emirate wearing turbans and singing Brazilian and Arab tunes.

"We want to take a bit of Brazil there. Who knows, maybe a sheikh will come and pedal along with us," said Furlan.

This will not be the first time that Furlan's inventions, which are part of the Planetpede, the name of the businessman's collection of exotic machines, become a highlight in foreign countries. Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Monaco are some of the countries that have already been visited by a creation in the Planetpede family. There have been over 200 parades in Brazil and abroad.

In order to obtain support from the government of Dubai to parade around the emirate, Furlan traveled to the Brazilian capital Brasí­lia to invite the ambassador of the Arab country to Brasí­lia, Yousuf Ali Al-Usaimi, to get to know the Dubaipede, which started being manufactured on April 1st and was concluded last week. Now, next Saturday, July 19, the ambassador will be in the city of Blumenau, where Furlan lives, to become acquainted with the super bicycle.

Centipede

The art of playing with imagination emerged in 1987, when Furlan crafted a four-seat bicycle to play with his three children. At the time of the parades at Oktoberfest, a traditional festival in Blumenau, Furlan went to the party on his bike with three other friends. The toy was a huge success. From then on, every year the Centipede, which is the name given to the bicycle, would gain another seat and feature in the parades.

In 1999, the Locopede was born, reminiscent of the 1899 locomotives, with capacity for transporting 10 people. One year later, it was time for the Trampede, with capacity for 22 people. With each year, Furlan's creativity would reach new heights, as he invented the Beetlecopteropede, a combination of the Beetle automobile and a helicopter, and then the Sled-o-pede, the Alphapede, the Vikingpede, among others.

All of the creations are built by Furlan, whose friends help him manufacture the parts. He also counts on sponsorship from companies based in Santa Catarina. The price is not at all cheap for a toy: the Locopede, for instance, cost 110,000 reais (approximately US$ 68,100).

According to Furlan, the machines have never been sold. "The day I do that, the enchantment will be over," he said. For him, the machines are true toys. "Those who ride them become children again," he claimed.

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  • AUGUSTUS

    APOLOGIES FOR JOAO
    You are correct… I misread it somehow.
    As DOUBLE-DOT once remarked, my “monocles” require an upgrade… LOL
    Cheers

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]Based on your latest remarks to Jon, it appears that you may have declared me as “unwelcome” to this site, which is rather regrettable… IÀ¢€™m referring to your suggestion that À¢€œI might have believed in freedom of speech solely to myself.À¢€Â[/quote]

    Perhaps my 21st century English was not clear for which my profound apologies. You are NOT “unwelcome” but MOST welcome. I was not referring to you regarding “freedom of speech”, but to the ” Swiss Economic Guru” 😀

  • AUGUSTUS

    Remarks and clarifications vis-a-vis Joao’s latest entry.
    Joao

    Based on your latest remarks to Jon, it appears that you may have declared me as “unwelcome” to this site, which is rather regrettable… IÀ¢€™m referring to your suggestion that À¢€œI might have believed in freedom of speech solely to myself.À¢€Â As such, I shall make a valiant effort to rectify matters, while strongly disagreeing with your premature bad opinion of my conduct, as I must assure to you that this is not the case!

    ItÀ¢€™s possible, that during some my À¢€œexchangesÀ¢€Â with the disagreeable ch-c, I may have momentary succumbed to emotional outbursts, and allowed myself to assume the very same “questionable attitudeÀ¢€Â which the Swiss individual regularly employs to refute the views of his opponents. However, I have already realized the error in permitting myself to be À¢€œreduced to his levelÀ¢€Â by using offensive terminology in writing, even if replying to any of his attacks utilizing foul language!

    In addition, please note that I have also attempted to appeal to any residual À¢€œsense of respect & decorumÀ¢€Â which that Swiss individual might have, but have unfortunately not been successful in such endeavor. Consequently, I have decided to start ignoring any further attempt by ch-c to provoke any reaction from my part.

    The bottom line being that, while itˢ۪s completely appropriate for anyone to refute and oppose any view which he or she may object, such rebuttal should be conducted with some minimum decorum and respect.

    Once again, IÀ¢€™d like to express my sincere regret for any previous overreaction, and particularly for the use of any offensive remark I may have made, even if such “bad” language may have been utilized while defending myself from one of the standard attacks from the À¢€œSwiss entityÀ¢€Â under consideration.

  • João da Silva

    Jon
    [quote]Joao,

    Were you talking about me?[/quote]

    Of course not.Would never dream of badmouthing you.There is a newcomer to this blog by the name of Augustus who is being constantly harassed by Ch.c, “Double-Dot” and another mysterious shyster who is “Nameless”. Ch.c, as usual, demands freedom of speech for himself, without reciprocating it to others.

    The good news is that Ch.c is alive and kicking and did not drown in Lake Geneva while learning to swim. It appears he is too busy giving unsolicited advice to the participants of Doha round of talks. 😉

  • jon

    Joao,

    Were you talking about me? 😉 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    Thanks Joao – News on CH.C (he’s back elsewhere)
    Joao, thank you so much for the information
    I shall endeavor to check that size the the earliest possible opportunity

    As to ch.c – he’s back (and found me) at http://www.brazzilmag.com/content/view/9596/1/
    article – Brazil’s Lula Makes Defense of Democracy Before Chavez

    Cheers

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]Augustus,

    Your verbiage is indeed impressive and after our literary game of thrust and parry, I must take a rest and let others such as Silva, Ch C or even Gringo help you guide yourself through the minefields of this site.[/quote]

    I suggest you read the article and the comments in the link:
    [url]https://www.brazzil.com/articles/194-july-2008/10079-why-brazilians-should-demand-the-renationalization-of-petrobras.html[/url]

    Who knows,You may have some nice things to contribute.
    Cheers

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO THE AUTHOR OF THE PREVIOUS ENTRY (providing designation “Mystery-1”
    Dear Sir or Lady
    As I am not in a position to determine whether you are the same author I had previously called NAMELESS, or whether you simply do wish “to bother” choosing an Alias for yourself, I do not have to proper context which generally be required to adequately “place you”, prior to any response – LOL

    At any rate, in reference to your apparent praise for my “verbiage”, I would like to thank you very much indeed.

    As to your “recommendations”, I would like first to bring to your attention that I’ve found this site recently and have spent quite some time recently deliberate removed from internet based exchanges of this sort.
    As a result, I’m completely unaware of any group here (some of the names “sound” colorful and inspiring – but, as you will probably concur, expectations based on “name-sake” only are almost inevitably bound to turn out to be utterly misleading) . Yet, I have made the acquaintance with a hand-full of interesting elements (ranging from the surprisingly pleasant and agreeable into the utterly insufferable / unacceptable), which, you will also agree does not suffice to provide the necessary foundation.

    If the above impediments did not suffice, as already remarked to the esteemed “DOUBLE-DOT” a few entries ago, I tend to indulge myself to a curious, unrealistic (although heart-felt) reluctance to get to terms with the early 21st Century; and, therefore, do not follow or even care to know about the wealth of technological innovations which keep on transforming our once lovely Planet into a very disagreeable chaotic phenomena… (I much prefer the 19th Century, which is my main refuge)

    In conclusion, you will be astonished to find that the main purpose of the excessive over-use of information above (LOL) was intended mainly to ask you for more information, along with a modest suggestion that you (or anyone for that matter) consider identifying yourself with a relatively more “specific” designation, so that your intended audience might find a certain frame or reference, should they elect to reply 🙂
    Cheers

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    Augustus,

    Your verbiage is indeed impressive and after our literary game of thrust and parry, I must take a rest and let others such as Silva, Ch C or even Gringo help you guide yourself through the minefields of this site. ” Go tell the Spartans…….. 😉 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    FOR DOUBLE-DOT (along with comments about and FOR the NAMELESS)
    Esteemed Double-Dot
    Firstly I must re-affirm that my knowledge on William Shakespeare’s work is rather limited, as I suspect you may have perhaps misunderstood that particular point of my previous entry, and if so, I’m undoubtedly the cause of such oversight, in view of the way I tend to indulge myself while writing about issues of interest, and thus providing way TOO much detail. Indeed, my eagerness for some issues often clouds the judgment, and thus precludes more the more sensible, direct approach of my “adopted” fellow citizens in the United States. In addition, I must also state here that I’m truly impressed by your ability to read books in old English… As much as I would like it, I just cannot make myself “bite the bullet” and spend time getting familiarized with it.

    Regarding your comments about NAMELESS, JOAO, and the “Swiss Low-Born rascal”, I wonder where you obtain all this information? I’m must admit that I find myself way too curious, risking being perceived and “intrusive” (in addition to “pompous” and “paid internet agent” – and the list keeps on growing… :D)

    Specifically about NAMELESS, he also strikes me as being rather young, easily prone to offend those he disapproves (windbag? I shudder to think what he meant by that 😮 ). Yet, if you are sure that he is a national of a formal British Colony, he cannot be that bad… Perhaps NAMELESS is just a bit immature. I must admit that I’m also fond of most former British Colonies (in my mind they are still part of Britannia, honestly, I mean no offense – coming from me, it should be taken as a compliment). I am particularly partial to Australia, as I have had a fantastic experience in Melbourne & Sydney, where I stayed for several weeks – what a fascinating Country! In a way I perceive Australia as an unlikely blend of England & Texas – LOL (Rough Western Brits – so cool). Moreover, if NAMELESS opposes ch.c (or as you said, if there is bad blood between them), how bad can NAMELESS BE? You know what “they” say about “the enemy of YOUR nemesis”…. / 😛

    I also Like Sherlock Homes, how could I possibly not, given his poise, background, location, wits, and most importantly his time period!

    By the way, I’ve checked the site you recommended, and have already provide extensive (more serious) comments under one of the Articles (specifically: 194-july-2008/10077-its-tough-to-be-south-american-and-brazil-knows-it), needless to say, I would undoubtedly be a great pleasure if we were to extend our “friendly” exchanges into that forum (I noticed that Joao has extensive entries there).

    Finally, if you do not object, I will utilize this space for a brief remark intended to NAMELESS — in connection with your question dated 2008-07-20 20:45:37 À¢€“ asking me about Hardy BoysÀ¢€¦ IÀ¢€™m afraid you may have been right when you called me OLD (but not pompous, I just believe in writing as well as I can, utilizing my very limited knowledge of the beautiful English LanguageÀ¢€¦and I MEAN ENGLISH À¢€“ LOL) À¢€“ the point being that IÀ¢€™m not familiar with the terminology. Is that a group (perhaps a boy-group)? A political faction? A literary club? Or even an underground website of certainÀ¢€¦ hmmm questionable orientation À¢€“ LOL (kidding)
    The bottom line being that I have no idea what NAMELESS is asking me in the quoted entryÀ¢€¦ Perhaps DOUBLE-DOT, accessing his À¢€œvast knowledgeÀ¢€Â in web-site decorum, personalities and behavior, would be in a position to shed some light into this mysterious queryÀ¢€¦ LOL
    Cheers
    Augustus, P.S. Would you perhaps consider a more congenial Site name other than .. a man of your culture and standing should have a fitting alias 🙂

  • written by

    Augustus,

    “Beware the Ides of March….”

    Are you a fan of the Hardy Boys as well?? 😉

  • ..

    Augustus
    Thank you very much for taking time off to share with me your vast knowledge on English aristocracy and the wonderful books written by Shakespeare and I must confess that I have read their works in English. Uncle BillÀ‚´s books are a bit difficult to read while it is easier with Aunt JaneÀ‚´s.

    Having said that, I must warn you about the latest threat coming from this “Deplorable Nameless” creature. I suspect that this wretched fellow is well known to me, though Ch.c would never make out who he is.He is a subject of one of the affluent ex-colonies of England and an aristocrat by birth. He constantly challenges Ch.c for duels and most of the time wins. I must further caution you that there is a bad blood between him and Ch.c.

    I am also a big admirer of Sherlock Homes and Inspector Jack Closseu. Based on their work, I came to the conclusion that this “Nameless” fellow and the other wretched character Silva both got their degrees from detergent packs, signed by Ch.c 🙂

  • written by

    Augustus, you pompous old windbag, professing to speak the Queen’s English..pip..pip.. 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    Additional Brief UPDATE on a particular dicussion with DOUBLE-DOT.
    While your “understanding” of the word “Gentry” may have applied to the 16th Century, I would like to bring to your attention that, starting in the early 18th into the late 19th Centuries, the word À¢€œGentryÀ¢€Â applied to anything BUT peasants… 🙂
    Indeed, the individuals who were considered members of the English Gentry belonged to the upper strata of their society (but without holding any particular title), the were situated immediately below the Aristocracy, but above the Middle Class, which the Gentry tend to call À¢€œthe Merchant classÀ¢€Â – LOL. In fact the English “gentry” were almost necessarily connected to the nobility. They were the cousins, the uncles, and aunts of the Counts, Dukes, etc… This was particularly the case during my very favorite period which is called “REGENCY (1795-1830).
    The author most closely associated with the Regency is Jane Austen (1775-1817). Her witty novels are considered by some as À¢€œa window into the manners, lifestyle and society of the English gentry of her days…
    As such, after reading your specific remark more closely, I noticed that it needed to be addressed immediately, lest you might find yourself unduly situated next time the issue comes up during a social engagement you happen to attend… (LOL LOL LOL)
    Cheers

    The author most closely associated with the Regency is Jane Austen (1775-1817). Her witty and engaging novels are a window into the manners, lifestyle and society of the English gentry.

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO JOAO DA SILVA
    You were asking about ch.c?
    Well, I suppose the “Swiss creature” is probably busy poking the eyes of smaller guys, or harassing young ladies – or boys – with unsavory remarks (MOST LIKELY he os boring them with volumes of Statistical data – lol). Alternatively he could be playing with water by the JET D’EAU of Geneva (where he claims to reside) – in case you missed my previous entry above explaing about it… In Geneva, they have (or at least they used to have) an abusurd, silly JET OF WATER (which they call JET D’EAU) – a single jet of water plunges upwards in the middle of the city! It appears to be considered a City trademark, if I recall my visit to that unsovory site long ago.

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO THE DEPLORABLE “NAMELESS” ENTRY OF JULY 19
    I suppose I must disappoint you, but nobody has À¢€œhiredÀ¢€Â me for the purposes you have alleged (or any other purpose-LOL)! Yet, bearing in mind that everything and everyone has his or her price; I suppose such À¢€œengagementsÀ¢€Â may take place elsewhere. Yet, I must again assure you that this is NOT the case here, as my price would have been rather substantial, unless of course the source of any such À¢€œengagementÀ¢€Â had been one of the Crown Heads of Europe or at least members of the À¢€œEuropean Upper AristocracyÀ¢€Â, which would have been exceedingly UNLIKELY, particularly if one takes into account the reason for your imaginary engagement À¢€“ to provoke the À¢€œhorrific Swiss UnderlingÀ¢€Â 😀 😀 😀 AS IFÀ¢€¦ (Actually, who would ever pay anybody to contest that disagreeable creature?)

    Regarding the speculation upon my ageÀ¢€¦ I truly wish I could indulge you by being as young as you profess and imagine! LOL
    Actually such an amusing conjecture has À¢€œbrought a smile upon my face.À¢€Â Just the idea that I could actually be perceived as anyone of such a tender age! IndeedÀ¢€¦. I beg to differ, unfortunatelyÀ¢€¦ 🙁 You would have been surprisedÀ¢€¦

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO THE LATEST ENTRIES BY THE “ESTEMEED DOUBLE-DOT”
    Esteemed DOUBLE-DOT (..)
    Firstly, please note that I shall endeavor to locate the interesting web-site suggested by your good-self, thanks. I’m presuming you are a frequent subscriber to such a site, as I do look forward to further exchanges with educated, well read, and logical individuals such as you… Actually, it’s a double pleasure finding that one of such individuals also happens to be a native from Brazil. 😉

    Secondly, In connection to your very interesting remark on the term “GENTRY”, I must shamefully confess, that I was not aware that it was already in full use since the Sixteenth Century, which incidentally, I consider way too barbaric for my taste (despite my great admiration for Elizabeth I) À¢€“ as such, William Shakespeare’s great works have unfortunately never really appealed to me… In fact, I have only read (and had to struggle) Julius Caesar (in Portuguese, imagine the insult!), Romeo and Juliet (updated to Modern English, probably equally insulting for the experts on the subject). and I had also read parts of Richard III (which is actually interesting for it provides us with the insight of how the 16th CenturyÀ¢€™s viewed the 13th Century)À¢€¦ But I digress (as usual À¢€“ LOL); the bottom line is that I was unaware of so early the usage of the word À¢€œGentryÀ¢€Â, for which I thank youÀ¢€¦

    Thirdly, in order to provide you with some insight of my À¢€œWelt AnschauumÀ¢€Â (if you permit me to borrow terminology favored by the brilliant Historical villains Karl Marx & Engels), although IÀ¢€™m sure you have noted my keen interest (and profound longing) for the À¢€œrelatively recentÀ¢€Â European (glorious) Past (particularly those of England & France), such historical interest is but restricted to a very specific time frame: between 1690 and 1910 À¢€“ which I consider the Golden Age of Western Civilization (with special emphasis in the sub-period between which rages between 1750 and 1880)

    As to your interesting remark regarding that À¢€œhorrific Swiss underlingÀ¢€Â, itÀ¢€™s interesting that you suspect he may not be a youngsterÀ¢€¦ You may have a point there, yet, who knows? It’s a bit hard to determine it… (up to now, I was under the impression that the poor À¢€œcreatureÀ¢€™sÀ¢€Â age might have been somewhere between 19 and 25). Oh wellÀ¢€¦ Since I shall NOT heed any further input originating from those À¢€œlowly” quarters”, you should not worry any further in connections with this particular issue! 😉

    Finally, while I must thank you for your good wishes for my enjoyment of the Northern Hemisphere Summer, please be informed that this is rather unlikely, as I greatly detest hot weather, and particularly despise summers in New York City, where the heat index occasional rivals that of the tropics (bearing in mind that immense intolerance for hot temperatures represents one of the five main reasons why I left Rio de Janeiro À¢€“ permanently – so long agoÀ¢€¦)
    Best Regards,
    Augustus

  • João da Silva

    Where is Ch.c
    Has anyone heard from Ch.c? His silence is deafening 😥

  • ..

    [quote]Augustus is an obvious plant…some patsy hired to provoke Ch C[/quote]

    If so, young Gus is playing with fire 😛

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    Augustus is an obvious plant…some patsy hired to provoke Ch C..he is probably a 16 year old kid having fun with his English studies

  • ..

    Augustus
    [quote](IÀ¢€™d much rather put pen to paper while sitting at a cool English terrace overlooking a beautiful garden in 1868 – LOL)[/quote]

    I suggest you use a quill instead of pen and write on the hand made paper. The cool English terrace sounds “cool” to me and don’t forget to ask your butler to serve you with gin and tonic to quench your thirst.

    [quote]Firstly, if you do NOT object, I would like to make a minor correction in your very well written message. You are NOT my colonial smilies/smiley.gif Rather, you are my fellow “national” by birth and… (regardless what I may have stated before) also by Law, as I do hold double citizenship and still possess a Brazilian Passport…[/quote]

    Your objection was well received , pondered over and accepted. 😉

    [quote]In addition, despite my family connections, IÀ¢€™m not hold the title, rather, such person is my cousin, and itÀ¢€™s just a mere baronet À¢€“ LOL. If you are familiar with British terminology, my cousin is the Aristocrat, my À¢€œfamily connectionÀ¢€Â; a true Victorian would simply consider me À¢€œgentryÀ¢€Â À¢€“ nothing moreÀ¢€¦ After all, IÀ¢€™m a very honest and actually modest guy.[/quote]

    I am indeed familiar with this so called terminology . Have heard about a fella by name Shakespeare! You are quick to confess that you are a mere “gentry” (peasant stock) and I appreciate it (otherwise I would have been forced to make you undergo a third degree torture). Needless to say, you are a “modest” guy as I recognize one similar to me on the spot 😉

    [quote]As such, I will leave the brutal, immature, insensitive, annoying, statistically fanatical Swiss RIF-RAF youngster to his own devices… I trust I have exhausted all possible avenues in my futile attempt to engage in a civilized dispute…[/quote]

    You might have given up on him, but he on you? If I were you, I wouldn’t be too sure 🙂 He is indeed an informative and witty blogger though he does not believe in civilized dispute. btw, he is not a youngster either. 😀

    For that matter, you are very witty and cheerful too. You should take part in the disputable debates more often in this forum.

    Cheers and hope you are enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer.

    If you have time, try to read the articles in https://www.brazzil.com also. They are more lively and interesting. Take care.

  • AUGUSTUS

    Esteemed DOUBLE DOT – I do beg your pardon
    Indeed, the monocle appears to require an IMMEDIATE “upgrade” (as much as I dislike late 20th / early 21st terminology) 😀 (IÀ¢€™d much rather put pen to paper while sitting at a cool English terrace overlooking a beautiful garden in 1868 – LOL) 😀
    Regarding some of your other commentsÀ¢€¦
    Firstly, if you do NOT object, I would like to make a minor correction in your very well written message. You are NOT my colonial 🙂 Rather, you are my fellow “national” by birth and… (regardless what I may have stated before) also by Law, as I do hold double citizenship and still possess a Brazilian Passport… 🙂 In addition, despite my family connections, IÀ¢€™m not hold the title, rather, such person is my cousin, and itÀ¢€™s just a mere baronet À¢€“ LOL. If you are familiar with British terminology, my cousin is the Aristocrat, my À¢€œfamily connectionÀ¢€Â; a true Victorian would simply consider me À¢€œgentryÀ¢€Â À¢€“ nothing moreÀ¢€¦ After all, IÀ¢€™m a very honest and actually modest guy.
    Regarding your sound advice vis-ÀƒÂ -vis the Swiss Creature… I have no intention to proceed with this humorous exercise. In fact, since you are Brazilian, you must be familiar with the expression: “o que vem de baixo nao me atinge” À¢€“ this expresses how I feel about the creatureÀ¢€¦ 😮
    As such, I will leave the brutal, immature, insensitive, annoying, statistically fanatical Swiss RIF-RAF youngster to his own devices… I trust I have exhausted all possible avenues in my futile attempt to engage in a civilized dispute…
    Best Regards,
    Augustus

  • ..

    Augustus
    Thank you so much for condescending to painstakingly reply to an ex-colonial of yours. It is indeed a privilege to receive a Royal message. In reply, your highness:

    [quote]Even though the purpose of your comment was undoubtedly to criticize me, I must congratulate you by its concise & humorous prose, as the ideals where through out, and s composed in a colorful but yet direct format À¢€“ bringing the crux of the matter À¢€œto the pointÀ¢€Â.[/quote]

    It never ever occurred to my humble mind to criticize you. My objective was to warn and discourage you from implementing your cunning plans to take back the colony by force , thus preventing you from embarking on an ill fated adventure that is bound to fail.That was the precise reason why I recommended an alternative strategy that would involve the regions in the North where the perils exist,but could be minimized by taking adequate measures. These measures include correct protection of the “lower section of your anatomy”.

    May I take this opportunity to warn you of another misadventure you are about to get into? I observe that your battle cry addressed to that marauding Swiss has been accepted by him you are being challenged for a dual.To start with, you disrespected his lineage by saying that he was born in Switzerland of parents from some uncivilized third world country. Though he corrected his mistake, he never revealed to you that he is the direct descendant of Attila, the Hun. But unlike his ancestor who used swords, stones and pitch forks in his wars, this gentleman deploys mind boggling stats and facts to confuse, torture and defeat his friends and foes alike. His victims include many other nationalities. Therefore, I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to go on a “Charge of the Light Brigade” style operation.

    Finally, my right ID is “Double Dot” and NOT “Triple Dot”. Perhaps your excellency needs to consult your Royal court appointed Ophthalmologist and upgrade the power of your Monocle. 🙂 😉 😀

  • AUGUSTUS

    CH-C CREATURE – SWISS LOW CLASS – NOW DOUBT- THE WORST EUROPE HAS TO OFFER (GOOD THING IT’S NOT PART OF THE EUROPEAN UNION!
    CH-C CREATURE: I’m not blue face at all, just amazed by your complete lack of manners and decorum
    Since I have lived in Manhattan for decades, with occasional time residing in Paris, London, and Melbourne, I do NOT watch the Brazilian “novelas” and neither EVER wished to do so… They are designed to people of your social class (your Brazilian counter-part)
    I do NOT acknowledge Switzeland as a Power, and never did – and NOT because you, as a lovely example of the quality of their citizenry –
    You are indeed scarcely acceptable and completely disagreable!
    To conclude this pointless exchange, which I agree having part of the responsability by encouraging it to continue (for NO good reason), I will simply state, that I’m an American Citizen for a very long time (and very proud of it), and simply consider Brazil – tenderly – as my place of birth (and from the highest levels of its social strata, by the way)
    You should now go back at picking on the poorer countries, your FAVORITE pass-time, no doubt – and REST ASSURED, I shall pay NO FURTHER attention to your LOUD, UNSAVORY, and CHILDISH remarks… (I bet you picked on little boys when you were at school (where you made litte use of your education)
    Hope you manage to have a Happy Life, despite your horrific background, country, boring city, bad manners and despicable poise… 😛
    ADIEU AUF WIEDERSEHEN ARIVERDERTI SAYANORA 8)

  • ch.c.

    Furthermore…to the Dumbass AUGUSTUS !!!!!
    yOUR : “ONLY the nationals or residents of a given country are truly entitled to criticize it UNLESS – of course – such criticism is made while reacting to undue attacks from foreigners”

    WHY DONT YOU RE-READ THE THOUSANDS OF CRITICS FROM BIN THE CROOK…..AGAINST OTHERS COUNTRIES…..THE DEVELOPED ONES….OF COURSE ??????
    Then feel free to come back and give your version of “rights” you stated above.

    Because to my knowledge, except Bin the Crook and Chavez the Clown, no Country President, from developed or emerging nations, have criticized the other countries more than these 2 junkies !!!

    Therefore on your above statement, ask these 2 crooks to first apply your vision of “rights” !!!!

  • ch.c.

    To the dumbass…AUGUSTUS !!!!!
    sorry junkie….I am a Swiss for more generations than you can even think of !

    Stupid question Dumbasssss…… : are Youuuuuuuu against free speech and free thinkings ?

    In my view You are from an undevelopped country ! That is where medias are controlled and citizens having a risk to disagree…with the corrupted politicians and governments !

    Ohhhhhh Dumbass AUGUSTUS, may be you ae Brazilians who is caressing your navels as most do for your Exports prowess !!!!
    I bet you never compared Brazil against other Mercosur members.
    It happens that Argentina, Venezuela and Paraguay….ALL exports more than Brazil…..on a per capita basis.
    It also happens they dont caress their navel with as much obsession as Brazilians.

    PROOF THAT BRAZILIANS ARE VERY MUCH……PRETENTIOUS…..AND HAVE NO BASIS TO BE AS PRETENTIOUS !!!!

    And dear Dumbass AUGUSTUS : wether you like or not, for the third time, I can only repeat that Embraer DOESNT HAVE REVENUES OF US$ 20 billion for the first 2008 semester, when their annual revenue was at US$ 5,2 billion for the WHOLE 2007 year.
    The US$ 20 billion is the BACKLOG. And to my knowledge the backlog has nothing to do with actual revenues !
    Right or not….dumbass ?
    Can you catch this….or not ???????
    If not…..you are proving that you, like many brazilians, got their Masters Degree in…..a detergent pack !!!!!!

    Stop watching your TV novelas and go back to a good basic school….outside of Brazil.
    Because as you should know, but refuse to admit, based on Brazilians tests, Brazil was ranked once 46th out of 50, and 34th out of 34 in a previous test.

    And this is with type of education, that You Augustus, CANT MAKE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BACKLOG AND REVENUES !!!!!!

    BLUE FACED ???? YOU BETTER BE !!!!!

  • AUGUSTUS

    Comment to the misterious “tripple dot” …
    Even though the purpose of your comment was undoubtedly to criticize me, I must congratulate you by its concise & humorous prose, as the ideals where through out, and s composed in a colorful but yet direct format À¢€“ bringing the crux of the matter À¢€œto the pointÀ¢€Â. Indeed, your remark was amusing, and I must admit that your point is not fully disputable! I’m pretty certain that the more advanced citizenry of Sao Paulo along with the three Brazilian Southern states would almost certainly oppose the return of the Legitimate Royal-family (surely I would not be the bearer of the honorable flag & scepter, as IÀ¢€™m but a lowly claimant to a small Baronet in Algarve À¢€“ devoid of any substation claim to the throne), whereas the naive, poor, gullible Amazonians and North-easterners, with their nearly irresistible charming naÀƒ¯vetÀƒ©, might be “persuaded” to embrace nearly ANY type of authoritarian regime À¢€“ specially if it did not include any type of restrain to significant sexual intercourse among nearly everyone, regardless of his/her social class. Yet, not only I would never seriously consider engaging in controversial, nearly futile polical movements, but I would also not be in a position to re-adapt to life in Brazil, in spite of its nearly unbelievable recent achievements…

    Besides… although I admit being partial to the historical & cultural Traditions of Western & Northern European Royal Houses, which valiantly managed to survive into the early 21st Century, I must unfortunately confess that I would not even seriously contemplate advocating the À¢€œright for the Glorious restoration of any of the remaining Vacant European thrones (such as Paris, Lisbon, Rome & Bucharest). Neither would I have the energy & funding for doing the same in the Hinterlands of Campo Grande, in the industrial lights of Pauliceia, or the remote pristine Pampas of the GauchosÀ¢€¦ Indeed, nobody in his/her right mind would have a chance! In addition, what a great disappointment for us, the eager monarchical advocates À¢€“ in a suicidal crusade bound for failure and disappointmentÀ¢€¦. Indeed such failed effort would likely compounded and break the hearts of those who are partial to Beauty, Order, Fairness, Elegance, and PeaceÀ¢€¦ Furthermore, your suggestion, would not do at allÀ¢€¦ You seeÀ¢€¦ something tells me that one would not quiet find any of the Classical beauty and glorious values among the Upper lower classes of Sao Luiz or MacapaÀ¢€¦ – Not my cup of tea, IÀ¢€™m afraidÀ¢€¦ Many thanks, anyway for the kind offer / suggestionÀ¢€¦

    As to my eventual succumbing into the “typically Brazilian attitudeÀ¢€Â of the “lower sections of my anatomy… You are also right! ThatÀ¢€™s hard part to followÀ¢€¦Yet, Anyone, anywhere in this horrific century of ours must seriously consider keeping his À¢€œpartÀ¢€Â duly tucked & confined in his pantsÀ¢€¦
    Cheers!
    😮

  • ..

    [quote]Yet, I do consider Sao Paulo, Curitiba & Porto Alegre rather agreeable, and would not mind spending some time in the foreseeable future.[/quote]

    The folks there are extremely upset with the Monarchists in those cities You mentioned. They are waiting with sharpened guillotines for ya. Suggest you don’t identify yourself as the direct descendant of BraganÀƒ§a & Orleans family, unless you want your head chopped off.

    An alternative option is for ya to head towards Amapa, MaranhÀƒ£o, etc;, where you would be welcomed as an Emperor and crowned by the folks there. Just keep your pecker tucked in your pants, lest you may catch something.

  • AUGUSTUS

    Comment to bill
    Bill
    I agree wholeheartedly and enthusiastically with your brief, but so very relevant remark vis-ÀƒÂ -vis the CH-C creature!
    8)
    Furthermore, I would like to apologize to you, for having momentarily utilized some of the sly tactics (employed by the ch-c – son of refugees) which are evident in parts of my reply addressed to the swiss creature…
    Best Regards

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO JOAO
    Meu caro “conterraneo”
    I really do not care what anyone thinks – as already mentioned to the insipid son of refugees (above) 😛
    Not even from other Brazilians…
    As to my being a shame to my country of birth, you should not worry, as I have left Brazil, AS SOON AS I could (when I turned 18), as I could not tolerate hot weather, poverty and crime in Rio de Janeiro. Yet, I do consider Sao Paulo, Curitiba & Porto Alegre rather agreeable, and would not mind spending some time in the foreseeable future.
    As to your suggestion that I might consider a political career in Brazil, NOPE! I would never even consider living there, unless of course the Monarchy had been restored (as per the referendum of 1989) and the family of ORLEANS E BRAGANCA had been entitled to reclaim the Throne – LOL 😉 – Seriously now, I have no intentions of living in the Brazilian territory ever again – YET, I’m very impressed by (and even somewhat proud of) the recent developments taking place in Brazil; and, from the distance, I only hope its continued progress, and that the country may soon claim some space at the bottom of the top (among the civilized MAJOR countries of the world – as opposed to the little ones so-called civilized places in Europe with NO real culture of its own…if you know what I mean….LOL) 😀
    Cheers!

  • AUGUSTUS

    REPLY TO CH.C
    CH.C
    As you may have missed, I do not take offense from “the bottom of social strata”. You may born and raised in Switzerland, but your parents undoubtedly were probably raised in dreadful, squalid conditions in some Third Word place, perhaps there were refugees, and you grew up watch pictures taken in Red Cross tents while they awaited permission to be rescued… Regardless, your manners reflect a rather disagreeable upbringing, which could not even be clouded by your “Swiss” upbringing – CLASS is everything, I’m afraid… Since I descend from Portuguese Aristocracy, I could not possibly take into account attacks originating from the lowest sections of the social Strata…
    As to Switzerland, that JOKE of a country, which some quarters claim may have been originally founded by the Knights Templers fleeing the Inquisition due to early financial embezzlement of European nobility, and RECENTLY the repository of Nazi gold, and unsavory bank deposits made by Third World dictators…. Indeed, I think your “place of birth” should not even be allowed to exist as a country, but rather be split among France, Italy and Germany… After all, your “culture” is really theirs… THAT IS, if one excludes chocolate, Nazi gold, and questionable financial deals… Regarding GENEVE (avec le Jet d’eau ridicule – mon dieu, je songe l’idiot qui l’a construi) – – I despised it… When I arrived in your insipid city, where I was supposed to stay for a whole week, I cut is short, as I could NOT WAIT to return to BERLIN (diese Stadt ist eigentlich sehr scheone und interessant).
    Now regarding some of your nefarious comments about Brazil… I REPEAT – I could NOT care less about it (really) and certainly NOT to your Statistics about them. My sole objection being that, in my modest oppinion, ONLY the nationals or residents of a given country are truly entitled to criticize it UNLESS – of course – such criticism is made while reacting to undue attacks from foreigners (as I’ve clearly just done above).
    CH.C – your low birth emerges clearly (as if reflected in your silly JET D’EAU) when you attempt to put down poorer countries- perhaps just to make you feel “grand”… (je ne dit rien de plus… Je croix que ca suffit – la Nobless oblige!)

  • Bill

    Dear ch.c,

    I think you need a doctor, man. Probably you have some serious mental problem. Definitely you are not normal.

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]CH.C, I do not even like Brazil (I was only born there). Please be informed that I have been living Civilized World for decadesÀ¢€¦[/quote]

    Great. You consider Brazil to be uncivilized though you were born here. Still get upset when someone questions about the conduct of our “rulers”. You trying for a government job here?

    [quote]Well, he should rest assured that it is mercifully NOT my case À¢€“ my Summa cum Laude degree was obtained in New York City. [/quote]

    Your Summa cum Laude degree in political science from a college in NYC? I am very impressed and let me assure you that I don’t have any degree .

    You are a shame to the country of your birth. No wonder Ch.c is making a mince meat out of you.Have a great debate with him, though I think he is wasting his time with you.

  • ch.c.

    oops….missing details for Embraer…..
    The 170/190 regional jet family is being developed through a PARTNERSHIP program with major aerospace contractors,
    INVOLVING……. 16 risk-sharing partners and 22 main suppliers.

  • ch.c.

    So right AUGUSTUS THE IDIOT !!!!!
    “I bet CH.CÀ¢€™s education (if one call À¢€œitÀ¢€Â as such) must have taken place in some horrific Third World place such as Caracas, La Paz, Havana or Beijing (perhaps CH in his acronym stands for China? hmmm “

    Sorry for you junkie, born and educated in Geneva/Switzerland.

    Why dont you refer to the Brazilian ranking in education…made by Brazilians sources : recently ranked Brazil 46th out of 50, and in another test 34th out of 34 ????
    Be proud…..dumbass !

    Concerning Embraer I bet 100 dollars against 1 centavo that you dont know what you are talking.
    I can only repeat that the Us$ 20 billion revenues stated in the article for the first 6 months are WRONG ! Embraer DOESNT have such yearly revenues !
    The Us$ 20 billion is the total BACKLOG…NOT REVENUES……dear idiot.
    If you were only half idiot….you could see this….in the Embraer site and from hundreds of sources.
    But being totally idiot….you feel attacked….when I corrected….a WRONG number !!!!

    In more technical details for Embraer why dont YOU get a basic education and BASIC knowledge by reading MORE…and NOT LESS :
    “The 170/190 regional jet family is being developed through a PARTNERSHIP program with major aerospace contractors,
    INVOLVING .
    Embraer is responsible for the design and development of the aircraft, manufacture of the forward fuselage, fuselage centre section II, wing-to-fuselage fairings, wing assembly and whole aircraft integration. Other companies responsible for structural sections of the aircraft include Kawasaki Heavy Industries from Japan, Sonaca of Belgium, LatÀƒ©coÀƒ¨re of France and Gamesa of Spain.
    The US-based C&D Aerospace is supplying the passenger cabin and cargo compartment interiors of the aircraft.
    The main system partners include General Electric (engines and nacelles), Hamilton Sundstrand (tail cone, auxiliary power unit, air management and electrical systems), Honeywell (avionics), Parker of the USA (hydraulics, flight control, fuel system) and Liebherr of Germany (landing gear). These companies have created subsidiaries in Brazil for the local manufacture of parts.
    The aircraft has an all-digital cockpit. The lightweight modular-architecture avionics suite includes a Honeywell Primus Epic Electronic Flight and Information System (EFIS) with five liquid crystal colour displays.
    The aircraft carries 9,470kg of fuel and is fitted with a Parker Hannifin fuel system.”

    If this is what you call a native Brazilian planes manufacturer……just re-read a second time the above !!!!
    Yesssss AUGUSTUS stop watching your TV Novelas and educate yourself better !
    Because except the exterior design and the assembly phase……. nearly everything else is made/designed by FOREIGN companies….if a dumbass like you can read and interpret correctly !!!!!

    And concerning your technological prowess of the 17 seats bike costing many many times more than 17 individual bikes…just let me…..LAUGH…..LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH…..LAUGH….and….. LAUGH AGAIN !!!!!!
    This shows how Backward AND undeveloped Brazil is….. due to people like you…..AUGUSTUS !!!!

    Concerning Beijing pollution….NOOOOOO it is NOT the world worst city !
    Just another proof of how ignorant YOU ARE AUGUSTUS.
    It remains that both Sao Paulo and Rio are HIGHLY POLLUTED….and some rankings (because rankings differ depending of the sources) put Sao Paulo FIFTH……. wether you like or not !!!

    Hmmmmm…..not tomorrow AUGUSTUS knowledge and arguments will surpass mine !!!!

    Sorry for you….IDIOT….and you have already proven it several times…..in your only 2 comments.
    Hopefully there will be more, and I will prove that you are even more idiot that you ever envisionned !!!!!

  • AUGUSTUS

    C.CH IRRELEVANCE CONTUNUES – POLLUTION IN BRAZIL PALED BY CHINA – ALSO REPLYING TO CH.C PERSONAL ATACKS (under Brazil’s Embraer)
    There appears to be no limits to the absurd comments of a creature called CH.C (which loves to make sly remarks throughout this Website) À¢€“ I only wonder the country where such animals are bredÀ¢€¦
    I bet CH.CÀ¢€™s education (if one call À¢€œitÀ¢€Â as such) must have taken place in some horrific Third World place such as Caracas, La Paz, Havana or Beijing (perhaps CH in his acronym stands for China? hmmm). In this connection, in one of CH.C’s recent comments – using assumptions in his attacks, included the country of origin of my University Degree À¢€“ which he presumed to be necessarily Brazilian À¢€“ LOL. Well, he should rest assured that it is mercifully NOT my case À¢€“ my Summa cum Laude degree was obtained in New York City.
    CH.C, I do not even like Brazil (I was only born there). Please be informed that I have been living Civilized World for decadesÀ¢€¦
    Regarding his actual infantile comments about pollution in Brazilian cities, I would like to bring to CH.CÀ¢€™s attention that, when compared with other Third World countries – such as Totalitarian À¢€œMarket-LeninistÀ¢€Â China – the Brazilian pollution would be considered À¢€œminorÀ¢€Â. Indeed, I cannot think of any city which is more polluted than Beijing À¢€“ I even wonder how its unfortunate residents are able to survive thereÀ¢€¦
    Regarding CH.C attacks DIRECTLY to me À¢€“ under the section for Embraer (note that his nefarious comments about Brazil can be found throughout this website), I will repeat what I already stated under a separate reply:
    CH.C: since you are CERTAINLY not Brazilian, you have NO right to attack Brazil (unless you find some idiot somewhere criticizing your horrible country À¢€“ whatever it may be). The only other individuals who could PERHAPS criticize Brazil (or any other Third World country) would have to be citizens or subjects of the CIVILIZED nations of Earth: subjects of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain or citizens of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, or even Russia. If you were born and educated in one of those higher places, although I would be IMMENSILY surprised that such civilized countries would have educated the À¢€œlikes of youÀ¢€Â, I might THEN have to bite the bullet and accept some of your insensitive, LOUD remarks! Yet, I doubt it…
    The bottom line – what ELSE could one expect of you? After all, you are ONLY C.CH À¢€“ NOTHING MORE! 😉
    Have a happy Life though… 😮

  • ch.c.

    Great !!!
    You should use it in the dirty and stinky polluted mains cities in Brazil.

    This said….buying 17 individual bikes are cheaper than the 17 seats bike.

    Proof of how INEFFICIENT you are !

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