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Brazil Town to Honor Arafat With Statue
My Way News ^ | 12-31-04 | Stan Lehman

Posted on 12/30/2004 11:55:57 PM PST by Scothia

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - The New Year's Eve celebrations in the small community of Paraiba do Sul will honor a figure the town's mayor says hasn't been honored anywhere else in the West - the late Yasser Arafat.

Moments before the clock rings in 2005, a fireworks and light show will serve as a backdrop to the unveiling of a life-sized statue of the Palestinian leader holding the traditional symbol of peace, the olive branch.

The 5-foot, 7-inch bronze statue will be part of an open-air memorial that includes a marble map of Palestine and a replica of the Palestinian flag, also in marble, Paraiba do Sul Mayor Rogerio Onofre said.

"It is the first time a memorial in Arafat's honor has been built in the Western world," Onofre said.

"We decided to build the memorial to demonstrate our solidarity with the Palestinian cause," Onofre said by phone. "We hope the memorial will encourage people to discuss the Middle Eastern crisis, which is the cause of all the violence and turmoil afflicting the world today."

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arafat; brazil; butcher; gangster; madman; murderer; nutcase; pedophile; scamartist; scumbag; terrorist; thief
And the world grows steadily nuttier.
1 posted on 12/30/2004 11:55:57 PM PST by Scothia
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To: Scothia

This town will soon find out the meaning of "ugly".


2 posted on 12/30/2004 11:57:58 PM PST by taxesareforever
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To: Scothia

Sao Paolo, St. Paul Called. He wants his name back.


3 posted on 12/30/2004 11:58:11 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (REMEMBER THE ALGOREAMO--relentlessly hammer on the TRUTH, like the Dems demand recounts)
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To: Scothia

Arafat was nothing but a terrorist pig ..


4 posted on 12/30/2004 11:58:50 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Scothia

It's a bad joke, right?


5 posted on 12/31/2004 12:01:21 AM PST by Oreo Kookey (How, indeed, do we click our tongues at beheadings and look the other way from abortion? I weep.)
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To: Scothia

man-o-man, I just wish Mr. A-Fat was in better health to attend the DEMS CONVENTION. Imagine the three stooges: A-FAT, JIM-AY, and MIKEY co-sharing DEMS guest of honor spot!!

Tell me a life-size statue in Brazil of Mike Moore-on is slated NEXT!


6 posted on 12/31/2004 12:02:04 AM PST by no_mm ("Give War a Chance." - Michael Savage)
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To: taxesareforever

Artists Rendering of the Proposed Statue
7 posted on 12/31/2004 12:02:51 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: taxesareforever

Bronze statues are not cheap. Small towns like Paraiba do Sul normally do not have a lot of money, and probably have more pressing concerns like sanitation, law and order, road maintenance, water and electricity and so on. So the question is: who TF is going to pay for it?


8 posted on 12/31/2004 12:03:19 AM PST by GSlob
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To: Arkinsaw

hee-haw

the likeness is...frightening :)


9 posted on 12/31/2004 12:04:31 AM PST by no_mm ("Give War a Chance." - Michael Savage)
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To: Arkinsaw

it just needs to be blowing....kisses..lol


10 posted on 12/31/2004 12:05:19 AM PST by no_mm ("Give War a Chance." - Michael Savage)
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To: Scothia

Can we dishonor Arafat please?


11 posted on 12/31/2004 12:09:00 AM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: GSlob

I'm sure a US congressman threw that in the budget somewhere... statue in Brazil: around $25,000


12 posted on 12/31/2004 12:10:25 AM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: GeronL

Well, in the United States a life size bronze with some marble work as mentioned would be more like 250K, not 25. I doubt that an US congressman would outsource a pork project to Brazil.


13 posted on 12/31/2004 12:16:42 AM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

The US pays for things in other countries all the time, a lot of those things wiped out by the tsunami were US funded.


14 posted on 12/31/2004 12:18:40 AM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: GeronL

We have both Che Guevara's Latin Marxism legacy and Islamism to thank for this new insult to humanity. May this statute soon be dragged through the streets like Saddam's was.


15 posted on 12/31/2004 12:18:45 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (REMEMBER THE ALGOREAMO--relentlessly hammer on the TRUTH, like the Dems demand recounts)
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To: Scothia
YECCCCHHHHH !

YASSHOLE ARAFISH
FROM http://homepage.mac.com/cfj/.Pictures/arafish-speaks-14.jpg
found at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=8048

16 posted on 12/31/2004 12:21:43 AM PST by FreeKeys ("Most of the 40-odd wars going right now are being fought in the name of religion." Paul Harvey)
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To: Scothia

I'm not surprised at all that the Brazilians would do this.

I lived in Sao Paulo for 2 years. They hate Bush worse than the rats here do. They think that Saddam, Fidel, and Kim-Jong mentally ill are misunderstood and are good, compassionate leaders.

I was in Brazil on 9/11 and most people there thought 9/11 was a good thing because we needed to be humbled and taken down a notch. They thought that God was working through the terrorists to smite us for our "crimes" against the world.

After Saddam is executed, look for a Saddam statue in Brazil.



17 posted on 12/31/2004 1:57:27 AM PST by foobeca
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To: Scothia
Brazil... Is not it the place where most of the Nazis fled after the WWII?
18 posted on 12/31/2004 4:04:49 AM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: GSlob

So the question is: who TF is going to pay for it?

Terrorists


19 posted on 12/31/2004 10:52:52 AM PST by taxesareforever
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To: taxesareforever

Oh, to be a pigeon in Sao Paolo.


20 posted on 12/31/2004 10:55:33 AM PST by Former Dodger ("False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. " - Plato)
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To: Scothia

to quote a friend:
the only thing I learned via Arafat's death was that Volvo
makes a hearse and Ringo had a twin brother.


21 posted on 12/31/2004 3:16:39 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece: Hope IS on the way...)
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