Skip to comments.Brazil: 'Gringos' Must Pay to Keep Rainforests
Posted on 11/27/2009 1:10:02 PM PST by geddylee
Brazil's president says "gringos" should pay Amazon nations to prevent deforestation, insisting rich Western nations have caused much more past environmental destruction than the loggers and farmers who cut and burn trees in the world's largest tropical rain forest.
"I don't want any gringo asking us to let an Amazon resident die of hunger under a tree," Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said ahead of an Amazon summit. "We want to preserve, but they will have to pay the price for this preservation because we never destroyed our forest like they mowed theirs down a century
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I don't know about you guys, but my family (we are a family of gringos ) we were having our Thanksgiving dinner and talk turned to the state of the nation/world. Basically, we discussed how the country is in a depression, people are losing their homes/jobs and all Obama can do is talk about healthcare, immigration and climate change? Then, talk turned to CW2 and it was really a great turkey by the way.
And if we don’t pay?
Interesting that every nation directly south of the United States is either a Third World craphole....or a nation just teetering on Third World c-hole status?
And, the US should not pay one cent because Brazil decided to chop down its Amazon rainforests.....the nerve and classlessness of Lula da Racist....
Come and get it.
His point is similar to yours. The Greens are big on asking people to put themselves into an economic depression to save a tree.
You and I don’t think much of the idea, and neither do the Brazilians. He’s saying, if you don’t want me to cut the tree, buy the tree. If you don’t want Brazilians settling their own rain forest, then buy the acreage you want to preserve.
I think enviros should have to pay for their bright ideas from their own pockets. If they want a preserve, let them buy the land with their own money and do with it as they like. Don’t tell others what to do with their property.
Brazil: ‘Gringos’ Must Pay to Keep Rainforests
Up yours! (a gringo)
Hmmmmmm. Seems to me I've read in several places that there is more forest in the US than there was in the time of the Pilgrims.
Isn’t that nice how minorities can use racial slurs against whites whenever they feel like it? And the president of a country, no less.
Some Gringo needs to give both Lula and Chavez the Salvador Allende treatment.
Multiple books have been published, showing the importance of natural ecosystems to a nation state.
Guns, Germs, and Steel is a perfect example. Most countries that devastate their natural habitat doom themselves.
If the Brazilians want to suffer from runoff, acid leaching, deforestation, loss of natural wildlife, and erosion, then more power to them. Their whole country can turn into one giant favela for all I care. Well, more of one, I guess.
Nothing like insulting someone during a sales pitch.
My response: No va!
Who Cares what they do? They need to go cry to someone who gives a damm.
Could be true. An example - it’s hard today to trace unit movements on some Civil War battlefields in the east because forests have replaced 1860s farm land.
I'd like to put my gringo foot up his arse.
That is not what the book states. The book shows that any civilization that cultivates wheat or rice, can feed their population with less farmers and free the others to do other pursuits like crafts and metallurgy. Furthermore nations that have animal husbandry also catch various poxes from the animals like chicken pox, cow pox, small pox and etc and their population become immune to such diseases. Thus when the Europeons contact the Indians in the new world that live the environmentalist utopia (clean air, clean water) they died from the poxes.
Lu Lu is stark raving mad I tell you! There are more trees in North America as we speak than when Sitting Bull was but a twinkle in his daddy’s eyes. This “gringo” isn’t buying this shakedown.
I actually agree with this guy. I don’t care if they cut down some forest and develop their land. I don’t even care if they use DDT.
My apology. I meant “Collapse”, Jered Diamond’s wonderful sequel. He lists different cultures, and what led to their collapse. Environmental factors were prevalent in almost all of them. I think Brazil should read the section on Haiti, to see what happens when they cut their trees down.
"Gringos Invite Wetback Presdient of Brazil to Bite Them, Expire Puking"
I think that this is more of a ‘put up or shut up’ to the greenie eco-meddlers that are constantly harping on Brazil’s rain forests, rather than a ‘give us money or the rain forest gets it’ to Americans at large.
“There was a man in the jungle, trying to make ends meet
Found himself one day with an axe in his hand
When a voice said “Buddy can you spare that tree
We gotta save this world - starting with your land.”
- Obvious Song
by Joe Jackson
Perhaps the racist dolt Lulu La La shoulc check his facts about American forsests, etc. There are now more trees in America than when the Pilgrims landed here. The US plants millions of trees every year.
Another psycho South American lecturinig us from their 3rd world banana hell hole.
As Lulu if you’re safe on the streets in Brazil in Rio or Sao Paulo, etc, not to mention Caracas, Venezuela, or Bogata, or how many places in Columbia or even with our esteemed neighbors to the South, Mexico.
Africa, South America and the Middle East, dangerous hell holes.
And it means........?
(Hint - they speak Portuguese in Brazil).
We can be called gringos, crackers, honkies, et al and the world doesn’t bat an eye. But just refer to a Mexican as a wetback or spic, or a black as a you-know-what, and we’re talking hate crimes.
The area of forest in the US has been growing in recent decades, and (by the way) we have essentially no tropical rain forests here.
No one should pay any serious attention the Brazilian leader.
...so telling the Brazilians how to live is “racist” and forcing our lifestyle on them, but telling me what kind of car to drive and what kind of lightbulbs to us is okay?
Let ‘em eat trees...
It means No Go.
There was a famous marketing story about Chevrolet promoting a particular model of car they used to make, and it didn’t do well in Brazil; the Nova.
I read this as his telling the Western environmentalists and governments to take a flying leap.
The Brazilians have nothing this gringo wants
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,
Come and get it.
Well if you can say wetback or spic,why can`t you say nigger?
Most (ALL) Brazilians I know like lula about as much as we do oBOWma. Lula’s an uneducated idiot who got to power by lying to the ‘peasants” and being a union thug.
“You white Americans make me sick! You waste food, oil, and everything else because you’re so rich, and then you tell the rest of the world to save the rainforest because you like its pretty flowers.”
So now I’m a gringo... hmmm. Does that mean I can call them names that refer to their skin/culture? Oh wait, only *I* can be a racist. No wonder I don’t give a rats a** what they think.
I just assumed if I did my post would be deleted.
Really,thought you were just suffering from partial PCitis.Well if you`re going to talk the talk do it right,or don`t do it at all.
Here’s a Bic lighter and a can of charcoal starter. Knock yourself out, Lulu.
Hammer (& sickle), axe, and saw. Check out the nuts on Brazil.
CW2. Yup, I hope its coming. I’m ready. This buttplug in The White House has got to go and 2012 is too far off.
Someone needs to inform this guy that the North American continent apparently has more forest now than since nearly when Columbus arrived.