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Brazil's raw materials and the Chinese bikini problem
BBC ^ | 01/08/11 | Justin Rowlatt

Posted on 01/13/2011 6:45:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Brazil's raw materials and the Chinese bikini problem

By Justin Rowlatt

BBC, Rio de Janeiro

China's presence in Brazil is due to become widespread

China is one of Brazil's most important trading partners but the relationship poses dangers as well as offering huge money-making opportunities.

"Do you want to see Jesus?" the helicopter pilot asked us. It would be an unusual offer from anyone, but from a pilot it would normally be a cause for serious concern. Not today, though.

We were in the private helicopter of Eike Batista, Brazil's richest man.

We had just flown past Sugarloaf mountain and over Copacabana beach, so the statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city was the obvious next stop on what was becoming the ultimate sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro.

Eike, as the minerals magnate is known in Brazil, could easily afford to give us this joyride. Forbes magazine ranks him the eighth richest man in the world, with a fortune of $27bn (£17bn).

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bikini; brazil; china; commodities

1 posted on 01/13/2011 6:45:58 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

P!


2 posted on 01/13/2011 6:46:37 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

raw materials and bikini’s, strange combination


3 posted on 01/13/2011 6:47:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Where are the pictures.????


4 posted on 01/13/2011 6:48:13 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

...And here I was hoping to see pics of Chinese girls in bikinis.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 6:49:53 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: arderkrag; org.whodat

Agreed. TTIWWP


6 posted on 01/13/2011 6:51:31 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: org.whodat
Pictures? here ya go


7 posted on 01/13/2011 6:52:11 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Maria Helena’s been designing bikinis ever since.”

Designing bikinis? What design? Three triangles, one with string at each corner, and the other two string-connected into some kind of halter. The design was perfected a half-century ago. But, hey, ask me about my rotationally-symetrical three day thong sometime. That’s a new design. Saves laundry water, and thereby, the polar bears.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 6:54:46 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: TexasPatriot1; org.whodat; arderkrag
Well, here we go:
9 posted on 01/13/2011 6:55:12 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: flowerplough

ask me about my rotationally-symetrical three day thong sometime.


Swap it front to back, and you get six days. Go commando on Sunday, and you’re good for a week.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 6:56:10 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That’s more like it. But they don’t look Chinese.
Wait... WHO CARES!!!!


11 posted on 01/13/2011 6:56:44 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: arderkrag
I was hoping to see pics of Chinese girls in bikinis.

I was hoping to see Brazilian girls in undersized Chinese bikinis.

12 posted on 01/13/2011 6:57:05 AM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: arderkrag

Here you go...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/odin2012/5347827573/


13 posted on 01/13/2011 7:04:35 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Beelzebubba

Not sure the front-to-back swap (swab?) will double the mileage, but turning it inside-out might. Am in talks with Pink, Courtney Love, Kathi Griffen, Sandra Bernhardt, Sara Silverman, and similar fadling, low-rent skanks for promotional product placement.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 7:05:37 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: TexasPatriot1
Better?


15 posted on 01/13/2011 7:12:56 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks for the ping.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 7:13:23 AM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when the MSM incites hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Is that in Brazil?
Wait.... WHO CARES!!!!


17 posted on 01/13/2011 7:13:58 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: TexasPatriot1

18 posted on 01/13/2011 7:18:44 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Kiddy porn material! How old are those children???


19 posted on 01/13/2011 7:20:11 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: Yo-Yo
Great pic...but China will never be able to replace Brazilians in bikini's...


20 posted on 01/13/2011 7:21:43 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: moovova
Made In China?

I don't think so...


21 posted on 01/13/2011 7:24:41 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Brazil's raw materials and the Chinese bikini problem

Sounds like it could be the name of a Limp Bizkit album.
Kind of like, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water".

22 posted on 01/13/2011 7:25:31 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Please. A round of sandwiches for the Buchenwald survivors.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 7:28:37 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: TexasPatriot1

The girl in yellow, second from the right, might be part Chinese. So I think it’s relevant.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 7:31:08 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: moovova

Outstanding. Two thumbs up.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 7:33:18 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Those are not Brazilian girls. They are waaaaay too thin.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 7:37:02 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

27 posted on 01/13/2011 7:40:30 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: WVKayaker

Are those palm trees in the background?
I can’t tell. Too many obstructions in the way.
Wait, what?


28 posted on 01/13/2011 7:42:52 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Bikini + pictures = relevant


29 posted on 01/13/2011 7:46:53 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: Poser

Those aren’t Brazilian girls, either.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 7:49:36 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: TexasPatriot1
Here's another location pic:


31 posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:10 AM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: flowerplough

I forgot about inside out! That’s 12 days!

Now if it were more of a string thing, you would have each string shift by an inch until each inch had “served” and get a month out of it!


32 posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:47 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We had just flown past Sugarloaf mountain and over Copacabana beach, so the statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city was the obvious next stop on what was becoming the ultimate sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro.


Having see Rio from a helicopter, I can say its spectacular.


33 posted on 01/13/2011 7:53:06 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Beelzebubba
I KNEW this whould happen! )That's why I am here....)
34 posted on 01/13/2011 8:02:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: WVKayaker

I like PEPSI.
Also, I don’t think that Hooters poster would pass muster in the U.S. There is a little ‘Subliminal Messaging’ in there.


35 posted on 01/13/2011 8:03:41 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: WVKayaker

There’s a lot of Silicone in that picture.


36 posted on 01/13/2011 8:05:17 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Beelzebubba

ask me about my rotationally-symetrical three day thong sometime.


Swap it front to back, and you get six days. Go commando on Sunday, and you’re good for a week.”””

Is this thing made of Kevlar?

By 6 days, it would get pretty funky & require material that would not disolve easily.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 8:09:20 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Beelzebubba

ask me about my rotationally-symetrical three day thong sometime.


Swap it front to back, and you get six days. Go commando on Sunday, and you’re good for a week.”””

Is this thing made of Kevlar?

By 6 days, it would get pretty funky & require material that would not disolve easily.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 8:18:48 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: WVKayaker
How did this one get left out?


39 posted on 01/13/2011 8:21:08 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: Beelzebubba

I forgot about inside out! That’s 12 days!


Yeah, but I’m still sticking with the original name. Three Day Thong alliterates.


40 posted on 01/13/2011 8:36:25 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: moovova

Actually the Gibson sisters are from Florida.


41 posted on 01/13/2011 10:02:31 AM PST by Raymann
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks for the ping.


42 posted on 01/13/2011 2:18:28 PM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when the MSM incites hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: flowerplough

That list of mutts is just about the entire pack.


43 posted on 01/13/2011 6:34:33 PM PST by Pelham (Islam, the mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: moovova

Those could be made anywhere.


44 posted on 01/14/2011 4:01:20 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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