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  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | n/a
    Mpontsheng Secondary School in Gauteng is at the centre of a matric exam cheating scandal. According to a report by the City Press, the principal of the school walked into a geography matric exam and handed out answers to paper 1 to pupils. South Africa’s matric exams have come under severe scrutiny in recent years, with allegations of cheating affecting pockets of pupils and teachers. However, cheating is not a primary concern of education experts, but rather the low quality of the exams and the readiness to push pupils through. Another grave concern is the high dropout rate of pupils...
  • Brazilian President-Elect Bolsonaro is Serious about Gun Law Reform

    11/10/2018 4:17:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro is showing he is not your typical politician. Bolsonaro has held his political doctrines for decades. For decades, he has been unable to have them implemented because of the power of entrenched leftists in the Brazilian government. One of those deeply held positions is the belief that trusting the people with more power is the ethical thing to do. Specifically, President-Elect Bolsonaro is willing to trust them to be capable of protecting themselves with their own firearms.The government of Brazil has taken the opposite tactic for forty years, making firearms harder and harder for Brazilians to...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with ‘one settler‚ one bullet’

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase‚ “ONE SETTLER‚ ONE BULLET!!” Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime‚ let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic]” Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

    11/08/2018 1:53:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    gizmodo ^ | George Dvorsky
    By sequencing and analyzing 15 ancient genomes found throughout the Americas—six of which were older than 10,000 years—these researchers determined that, around 8,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native Americans were still on the move, migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America. These groups moved rapidly and unevenly, sometimes interbreeding with local populations, complicating the genetic—and historical—picture even further. The close genetic similarity observed between some of the groups studied suggests rapid migratory speed through North and South America. The Meltzer and Willerslev team, which included dozens of researchers from...
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro’s two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • Last ever Miss Bumbum contest descends into chaos as loser tears off winner's sash, [tr]

    11/06/2018 7:00:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2018 | Matt Roper and Ross Ibbetson
    Chaotic scenes marked the last ever edition of Brazil's Miss Bumbum competition last night after a sore loser ripped off the winner's ribbon just as she was crowned. Ellen Santana, 31, representing the state of Roraima, was awarded the coveted title of Brazil's best backside at the ceremony at Club Eazy in São Paulo. But Aline Uva, 27, who missed out on any of the first three places, suddenly ran on stage and snatched the ribbon from the legitimate winner before claiming she was the only '100% natural' contestant. The stunt left onlookers at the long-awaited final initially unsure as...
  • Climate doomed without Brazil

    10/30/2018 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 33 replies
    Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right nationalist who on Sunday was elected Brazil’s new president, has been called the “Brazilian Trump.” But he’s more extreme than that. His rhetoric is more explicitly violent and bigoted, and his rule threatens more than just the fourth-largest democracy in the world. The livability of the entire planet is at stake. The Amazon rainforest, more than half of which is within Brazil’s borders, covers 4 percent of the earth’s surface and is a major regulator of the world’s climate. Its trees act as a sponge for carbon dioxide, absorbing the planet-warming gas from the atmosphere and...
  • New Brazil President To Close “Palestinian” Embassy: “You Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists”

    10/30/2018 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies ^ | OCT 29, 2018
    Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old seven-term congressman who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, secured over 55 percent of the vote, an 11 percent lead over his far-left rival Fernando Haddad. “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his late Sunday night acceptance speech broadcast from his home in Rio Highly divisive among Jewish voters, the Conservative lawmaker — whose middle name, Messias, literally means “messiah” — won the ballot after a drama-filled election that looks set to radically reforge...
  • Global Markets Celebrate Election Of Bolsonaro and Downfall Of Merkel

    10/30/2018 4:52:39 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-30-2018 | John Carney
    Stocks around the globe rose in the wake of the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announcing she would step down as leader of her party. Brazilian stocks soared on Monday morning, pushing its benchmark Bovespa stock index up 3.1 percent to a record high. Stocks retreated later in the day, as investors booked profits from the run up in stocks that seen the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF rise more than 18 percent this month. Germany’s DAX 30 had its best daily gain in nearly two months, rising 1.2 percent. Italy’s FTSE MIB Italy index...
  • Brazilian candidate Bolsonaro winning over voters with promise to “Give guns to good people”

    10/10/2018 6:49:07 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | October 9, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Brazil has the highest murder rate of any developed country, so it isn’t surprising that people want to do something to protect themselves. “Right-wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round election this past Sunday, massively outdoing the second place candidate for the Workers Party who got only 29.3%. The media has characterized Bolsonaro’s solution as a “simple recipe for ending violence.” Jair Bolsonaro topped the poll in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, having seduced tens of millions of voters with simple — though radical — solutions to eradicating violence in one...
  • Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing firebrand, wins Brazil’s presidential election.

    10/29/2018 8:11:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 24 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Jen Kirbyjen
    Far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro won a decisive victory on Sunday in Brazil’s presidential runoff election. His win represents a significant break in Brazilian politics, as voters abandoned the leftist party that had dominated past elections. Bolsonaro’s showing on Sunday is even more remarkable because he largely began his presidential campaign as he has a long history of making controversial "racist and sexist statements"; his unfiltered rhetoric and his “law and order” platform have earned him the nickname the “Trump of the Tropics.”
  • China Panics over Bolsonaro: ‘Unthinkable’ for Brazil to Align with U.S. and Taiwan

    10/29/2018 5:17:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 29, 2018 | John Hayward
    China’s state-run Global Times panicked over the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, penning a Monday editorial sternly lecturing the new Brazilian leader that shifting trade away from China to the United States would be “unthinkable...On the other hand, Reuters found Chinese officials and senior executives eyeing Bolsonaro with “varying degrees of concern,” particularly when he talks about tightening Brasilia’s grip on the supremely valuable niobium industry. Bolsonaro has been critical of China’s efforts to dominate Brazilian mines, but might be obliged to mute his criticism because China has become such an important customer for Brazilian iron and...
  • Cher Leads Hollywood Freakout over Brazil Election: Bolsonaro a ‘Pig’

    10/29/2018 4:23:20 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/29/2018 | Ben Kew
    Scores of Hollywood celebrities, including Cher, freaked out over the victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, a conservative firebrand who has pledged to upend the country’s powerful left-wing political establishment.
  • Bolsonaro: The Brazilians go all in for winning

    10/29/2018 9:54:09 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2018 | Monica Showalter
    They did it. Brazil went and pulled the trigger: its voters elected conservative Jair Messias Bolsonaro, colloquially known as Tropical Trump for his open admiration of President Trump and his comparable agenda. The margin was huge: 55-44 over his socialist rival. The press, of course, is aghast. These journalists are all using headlines with terms like "far-right" and "fascist" to describe him, something they never did when real fascists and far leftists, such as Hugo Chávez, got elected. Yes, Bolsonaro talks out of turn – you can see a collection of politically correct and sometimes just bad things he's said,...
  • Trump Congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro On Presidential Win

    10/28/2018 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies ^ | 10/28/18
    President Trump on Sunday evening called Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his win. Trump and Bolsonaro told one another that they are looking forward to working "side-by-side" as "regional leaders of the Americas," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist who has been nicknamed "Trump of the Tropics," won 55.1 percent of the vote with 99 percent voting by Sunday evening in the U.S.
  • Conservative Jair Bolsonaro Elected President Of Brasil

    10/28/2018 8:57:10 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19-28-18 | Martel
    Brazilians elected Jair Bolsonaro of the right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) their new president Sunday, granting him a double-digit lead over socialist opponent Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro won the first round of voting in early October, but not by more than the 50 percent needed to prevent a second round runoff against the runner-up. While his lead diminished somewhat in the past week, official vote tallies counting 98.5 percent of precincts confirm Bolsonaro winning with over 55 percent of the vote.
  • Bolsonaro Wins! What is happening in Brazil, and How it is similar to the U.S.

    10/28/2018 4:48:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears that today, 28 October, 2018, Jain Bolsonaro is the new President of Brazil. AP reports that with 92 percent of the votes counted, Bolsonaro, the conservative candidate, has 55.6 percent of the vote. From the With more than 92 percent of the votes counted, 55.6 percent supported Bolsonaro, compared to 44.4 percent for leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party, according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. Final results were expected later Sunday. AP calls this a "commanding lead". It is mathematically impossible for Jain Bolsonaro to lose, if these numbers are correct. 55.6% of 92% =...
  • Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate 'to win Brazil poll'

    10/28/2018 3:23:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Oct 2018
    Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election, according to exit polls. The polls suggest Mr Bolsonaro has 56% of the votes and his rival from the left-wing Workers Party, Fernando Haddad, has 44%. Mr Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil's high crime levels. The election campaign has been deeply divisive.
  • House Dems urge Pompeo to condemn 'Trump of the Tropics'

    10/27/2018 10:35:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 27 Oct 2018 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    A group of House Democrats penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday asking him to condemn far-right Brazilian presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro. The lawmakers, led by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), cited concerns for "rising threats to democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Brazil" in making their request. “Given the regional repercussions of this sort of development, this is not a threat that our country can take lightly,” they wrote. Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party are the two candidates in Sunday's run-off vote to become the new president, and Bolsonaro...