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  • India Rejects Climate Deal With Obama

    01/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    India has rejected pleas from the Obama administration to enter into an agreement to put a future limit on its greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight global warming. President Barack Obama went abroad hoping to strike a climate deal with India — the world’s third-largest greenhouse-gas emitter — in order to build support for an international global warming treaty ahead of a United Nations summit later this year. But India had other ideas. Obama wanted India to announce it would peak its greenhouse gas emissions by a certain year, mirroring a pledge China made last year to peak its...
  • Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

    01/25/2015 5:45:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said Saturday. Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered "previously unknown protein fragments" with morphine-like effects in that they possess "analgesic and mildly tranquilizing" qualities. The company added tests on laboratory mice showed that the opioid peptides, which are naturally occurring biological molecules, appeared to have a longer-lasting effect on the mice than morphine itself....
  • Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad

    01/18/2015 1:57:47 AM PST · by dila813 · 43 replies
    Yahoo-AFP ^ | Today | Arlina Arshad
    Jakarta (AFP) - Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury on Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders by firing squad.
  • Conrad Black: Defending the Christian West

    01/12/2015 1:32:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Conrad Black
    As I was sitting down to write about the atrocity in France, my wife Barbara hove into view, always a delicious sight, and announced that she was writing elsewhere on the same subject and that I could not do it. So I will not, other than to say that France had to admit more than a million Algerian Muslims in the mid-sixties, who had been loyal to France in the savage war of independence in that country, as well as a million European Algerians. It has been comparatively indulgent of Muslims since then, but this incident, or a few others...
  • America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

    01/04/2015 10:32:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Andrew Thomas
    Our dishwasher broke just after Christmas. The timer stopped working, and a new one costs about $100. My wife suggested that since the dishwasher is nineteen years old, we should buy a new one. Up until now it was working very quietly and efficiently, washing and drying a full load in about an hour. We visited the appliance shop where we had recently purchased a new clothes washing machine a few months earlier. I mentioned to the salesman that our new washer was very slow, taking nearly two hours to finish a large load compared to our old one, which...
  • America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

    01/03/2015 5:02:11 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/3/2014 | Andrew Thomas
    21,000 new regulations have been enacted under Obama, and 2,375 are scheduled so far for 2015. Congress does not have the power to stop this avalanche, and can do very little to slow it down. The sad and frustrating part of this “government gone wild” scenario is that it is highly doubtful any of these regulations can be rescinded or fixed before they potentially cause significant permanent damage to our individual freedoms, to say nothing of how they will negatively impact our day-to-day lives. This is how Obama’s “fundamental change” of America is accomplished.
  • Arms wide open: The story of Rio's Christ the Redeemer.[Lots of Getty Pics and graphics]

    01/03/2015 12:54:34 AM PST · by moose07 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 March 2014 | BBC
    There is a trapdoor on Christ's right shoulder. To mount the steps and slowly, fearfully peer out is to see the world through the eyes of a bird, or even a god. Far below, white blocks of flats and offices cluster among folds of tropical green. Down there are the poor in the favelas, the rich in the luxury high-rise apartments, the homeless, the famous football stadiums and Guanabara bay with its scattered islands and boats. Beyond the sands of Copacabana and Ipanema, the limitless Atlantic ocean. To the left, standing twice a man's height, is the slightly bowed head...
  • Germany Tense Over anti-Islam 'Pegida' March in Dresden

    12/15/2014 12:43:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/15/14
    A march against "Islamisation of the West" is due to take place in Dresden, with turnout expected to reach about 10,000 in the eastern German city. A big counter-demonstration is also being organised, similar in size. Dresden is the birthplace of a movement called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West" (Pegida), which staged a big rally a week ago. Justice Minister Heiko Maas called Pegida's protests "a disgrace". But the Eurosceptic party AfD is sympathetic. "Most of their demands are legitimate," said Bernd Lucke, leader of the conservative Alternativ fuer Deutschland (AfD), which has campaigned for a tougher...
  • 17,500 Germans Gather to Sing Christmas Carols Against Islamisation

    12/23/2014 7:35:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    The German PEGIDA movement held its largest meeting yet last night to protest what they call the ‘Islamisation of the Western World’, despite stiff opposition from all sections of Germany’s elite including politicians, media, and the arts. PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West) has grown rapidly since its inception in October, a peaceful ‘strolling’ movement opposing the exceptional violence seen in street battles between Salafist Muslims and ethnic Kurds seen in many German cities this year and enormous immigration. Now on it’s tenth ‘evening stroll’, it has grown from a couple of hundred people, to 15,000 last week,...
  • Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin

    12/21/2014 9:24:20 PM PST · by juliosevero · 34 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin By Julio Severo On Monday, December 15, some 15,000 people in Germany took part in a demonstration labeled by the German press as ‘xenophobic.’ The demonstration was held by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA, by its German-language acronym), whose main objective is to oppose Islamic immigration from the Middle East and Africa. Since October, PEGIDA has held weekly rallies against Islam. German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned PEGIDA, declaring, “There is no place in Germany for those who are instigating hatred against immigrants.” She also denounced the...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 180 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • A WORD OF LOVE AND DIRECTION

    12/09/2014 7:03:33 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children of light you have arrived for you abide in My presence in Zion yet many remain earthbound in distractions. Therefore throw off these hindrances "yeah" fast the earth for though I am coming I have already arrived in "you" My Zion on earth. You see as you strip your wellspring of earthly desires Heaven arises in you in all the fullness of The Godhead and it is then My will "is" done. Let there be freedom for My Spirit to "speak" to you of new things and allow Me to bless you through your obedience to My Voice...
  • Opec's Wake Up Call

    12/08/2014 7:58:38 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Intel ^ | December 2014 | Sadad al-Husseini
    The Opec meeting of Nov. 27 brought new strategic thinking to Opec's deliberations and redirected its fixation away from short-term oil pricing toward greater commercial transparency and market-based commodity pricing. This was due in no small measure to Saudi Arabia's determination to eliminate ill-advised oil price manipulations and restore Opec's credibility as the price setting leader of international oil markets. This reality check became inevitable when Opec finally focused on the stark facts of a weak global economy and soft oil demand at a time of abundant oil supplies and inflated prices. The kingdom was forceful in advocating the reality...
  • Brazilian Families Want Legal Homeschooling

    12/04/2014 4:37:33 PM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazilian Families Want Legal Homeschooling By Julio Severo A group of families made a 12-hour trip to be in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city, to attend a vote in the Brazilian Congress on homeschooling. The vote was postponed, but the presence of these families and their children touched the hearts of many congressional representatives. Homeschool families in the Brazilian Congress These families, who were sponsored by ANED (Associação Nacional de Educação Domiciliar, National Home Education Association), promise to be in Brasilia again next Wednesday, when there will be a possible new vote. Congressmen touched by homeschool families The current Brazilian...
  • Saudis have reasons better than shale to let prices fall

    11/09/2014 6:06:10 AM PST · by thackney · 29 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 11/07/2014 | Bob Tippee
    Only by overlooking important forces in markets and politics can anyone assert that Saudi Arabia is letting crude prices fall mainly to extinguish competition from North American shale oil. With oil, the Saudi regime always takes the long view. With security, however, its motivations are more immediate. The kingdom faces unusually intense threats: Islamic State (IS) militancy in Iraq and Syria, the chance that Iran won’t agree by a Nov. 24 deadline to suspend its nuclear ambitions, terrorist insurrections from restive Yemen, durability of the menacing government of Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus. Falling oil prices hurt the IS and Iran,...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Brazil UFO flap: Flying saucer sizzles car DVD player, good photos

    03/14/2009 5:42:14 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies · 2,344+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 11-3-2009
    In Brazil an astonishing number of UFO sightings have been reported in the last few weeks. Ufologists are being inundated with emails from confused witnesses searching for answers. One of the most intriguing sightings occurred in the mountains on the outskirts of the city of Urubici in the State of Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil. On February 13 A Mr Genivaldo Rodrigues was standing outside his car taking a break from driving when he allegedly saw a silver disc zooming towards him. He grabbed his camera which he happened to have on him at the time and snapped...
  • Brazil Plans To Buy More than 100 Gripens

    11/20/2014 2:43:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN Online ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chris Pocock
    Brazil is planning to acquire approximately 108 Saab Gripen NGs over the next 18 years, according to Bg. Gen. Jose Crepaldi Affonso, head of programs office, Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian air force). He told the International Fighter Conference in London, organized by Defence IQ, that his air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet. Crepaldi also described, in some detail, the industrial participation (IP) programs that are linked to the Gripen deal. The contract that was signed last month covered only the first batch of 36 aircraft, and Saab...
  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    11/19/2014 6:14:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | TOVA COHEN AND ARI RABINOVITCH
    At the U.N. General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. The same month as the UN meeting, Modi's cabinet cleared a long-delayed purchase of Israeli missiles for its navy. In October, India closed a...
  • FAB Purchase Agreement of the Gripen NG will benefit the Navy of Brazil

    11/13/2014 10:05:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 13 November 2014
    The Brazilian navy (Marinha do Brasil) issued a statement regarding the aquisition of Gripen fighters: On 24 October, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed with the Swedish company SAAB the contract for the purchase of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2019 and the last one in 2024. The investment of approximately US $ 13 billion involves the training of Brazilian pilots and mechanics in Sweden, logistical support and technology transfer to Brazilian industries. Embraer will take a leading role in the local manufacture of aircraft, with the participation of other Brazilian companies, providing...
  • Brazil’s path to Bolivarian communism

    11/12/2014 10:49:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Rafael Merlo and Fabio Ardito
    Observatório Conservador - by Rafael Merlo and Fabio Ardito On October 26th the presidential election took place in Brazil.By a narrow margin of votes (3%) Dilma Rousseff, the current president and socialist candidate from the Workers Party, was reelected. With this victory, the Workers Party will complete 16 years of being in charge of the country. The election was turbulent, marred by allegations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds by the Rousseff campaign. One witness under a plea deal has linked Rousseff and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, (Lula) to a billionaire fraud in Petrobras, Brazil’s biggest...
  • Study: Brazilian police kill about 6 people a day

    11/11/2014 7:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 8:46 PM EST
    Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO said Tuesday. The study by the São Paulo-based Brazilian Forum on Public Safety said police nationwide killed 11,197 people over the past five years, while law enforcement agents in the United States killed 11,090 people over the past 30 years. “The empirical evidence shows that Brazilian police make abusive use of lethal force to respond to crime and violence,” the report said. …
  • India border troopers put on high alert following Pakistan blast at border check point

    11/02/2014 4:13:25 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    English News.cn ^ | 3 November 2014 | Mu Xuequan
    NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were put on high alert Sunday evening along the India- Pakistan international border after a massive blast left over 45 people dead and over 70 others injured at Wagah border check point in Pakistan, said local media. The Indo-Asian News Service quoted BSF officials at Attari border next to Wagah in Punjab as saying the blast, triggered by an alleged suicide bomber, was heard at a distance of nearly two km. The blast, according to information obtained by the BSF, occurred close to the place where the retreat...
  • Israel Most Hated Country in Turkey

    11/02/2014 1:41:06 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    ynet News ^ | 11/02/2014 | Israel News
    Israel is the country most hated by Turkish citizens, a Pew Research Center poll released last week found. Responders were asked whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of a selection of states (US, China, Brazil, Russia, Iran, Israel) and entities (such as the European Union and Nation). Israel was found the most disliked country of the offered options, with 86 percent of responders saying they have an unfavorable opinion of Israel and only 2 percent seeing Israel in a positive light...
  • US tells India, drop dead

    03/31/2005 2:37:47 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 253 replies · 4,375+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 28, 2005 | Kanchan Gupta
    US tells India, drop dead March 28, 2005 A friend, usually upbeat about India-US relations, sent me an angry mail over the weekend after President George Bush called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the evening of March 25 to inform him that the US had decided to supply F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview to The Washington Post, "dismissed concerns" about the fallout of the American decision. The mail reads: "lovely easter gift to india from the us. moral: proliferate nukes, threaten us interests everywhere, be terror hub, and get rewarded...
  • Putin deplores collapse of USSR

    04/25/2005 2:25:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 171 replies · 3,044+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2005
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century. Mr Putin's annual state of the nation address to parliament was broadcast live on Russian television. He said the break-up of the USSR in 1991 was "a real drama" which left tens of millions of Russians outside the Russian Federation. He also said Russia must develop as a "free and democratic" country. But he stressed that Russia "will decide for itself the pace, terms and conditions of moving towards democracy". "We are a free nation and our place...
  • Putin raises stakes in Asia

    02/01/2005 6:18:50 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 341+ views
    Japan Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | DAVID WALL
    LONDON -- In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Hu Jintao stood together in the State Guest House in Beijing while their respective foreign secretaries signed an historic agreement defining the two countries' common 4,374-km border for the first time. The border was an issue over which several battles had been fought in the past. It took a while to close the deal because of disagreement over a few islands in the Amur, Ussuri and Argun rivers, which make up China's northwest border with Russia. Nobody spoiled the party by pointing out that this border is between Inner...
  • Putin's Defensive Visit to India

    01/26/2007 3:41:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 599+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Jan. 26, 2007 | Andrey Kolesnikov
    Defensive Visit to India Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to India yesterday. Kommersant special correspondent Andrey Kolesnikov was especially interested in several intrigues in Russian-Indian relations, but none of them went beyond the bounds of that. There were several intrigues surrounding the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Indian capital of Delhi. I was interested in whether or not the Indians had signed an agreement on participation in the creation of a fifth generation of heavy fighter plane. I was truly interested. I couldn't rest until I found out why a country that had recovered its...
  • Chinese Farmers Brutally Expelled from Russia Showcases Anti-Chinese Hostility

    06/12/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ChinaForbiddenNews ^ | Jun 8, 2014 | ChinaForbiddenNews
    It seems that Putin's visit to China at the end of May has brought the two countries closer. Russia will not only sell natural gas to China but provide certain military technology support. Meanwhile, China is going to invest in Russia Ironically, last autumn husbands of Chinese vegetable farmers were brutally expelled from southern Russia. Scholars pointed out that a series of anti-Chinese incidents that took place in Russia have reflected the real relationship between China and Russia. After Putin's visit to China, Russians seem very enthusiastic about China. The media keep tracking whether or not China will invest in...
  • Russia's Jet Incursions Buzz An Alarm For Europe

    10/30/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | October 30,2014 | IBD
    This should be a wake-up call to Europe, long accustomed to living under the U.S. defense umbrella, to take more responsibility for its own defense. So far this year, NATO jets have had to scramble 100 times to intercept these airspace intruders just to show that the West's perimeters are still protected. That's three times as many as intercepted in 2013. It also coincides with a strange submarine incursion in Swedish waters, believed to have been Russian. There's no doubt about it, Russia wants its Cold War empire back, and a complacent, "Finlandized" Europe. Vladimir Putin continues in his quest...
  • Rafale can be shot down like 'mosquitoes by Chinese-made Sukhoi': Russian envoy

    10/18/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    ANI News, India ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Ashok Dixit
    New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): Indirectly expressing his country's surprise over the Indian Government and its defence establishment's decision to go ahead with its reported plan to buy 126 Rafale combat aircraft from France, Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, said the Dassault Aviation-manufactured fighter aircraft could be shot down like a mosquito by a Chinese-manufactured or produced Sukhoi jet should there ever be a conflict in the neighbourhood. Ambassador Kadakin, who was attending an interaction between Russian and Indian journalists in the national capital yesterday, said, "We (Russia) are still very surprised that Rafale is being bought, because if...
  • Obama: the “Savior” of the Brazilian Right

    10/31/2014 2:54:45 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 5 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama: the “Savior” of the Brazilian Right By Julio Severo There is no doubt that Barack Obama is destroying America as her founders intended her to be. And with his politics of imposing the homosexual agenda through his State Department, he shows that he is capable of destroying other nations too. All Christian conservative leaders I know denounce his destructive capabilities. And all of them agree that Obama is a socialist. So his destructive capabilities are basically socialist. Even so, many, even Christians, have been mesmerized into seeing him as a “savior.” Progressive Christians in America see him in...
  • Beware of False Conservatives! Neocons and Their Leftist Mistreatment of Christians

    10/29/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Beware of False Conservatives! Neocons and Their Leftist Mistreatment of Christians By Julio Severo I received a report yesterday from Peter LaBarbera, one of the major Christian voices against the gay agenda in America, that he was detained by customs agents when he entered Canada. They did an intense search of his phone, laptop and belongings. No, no. LaBarbera is not an Islamic terrorist. According to the Gaystapo and the politically-correct mob, he is worse: he is “homophobic” — a vague term that can be loosely interpreted to refer to criminals or merely Christians quoting Bible verses condemning homosexual...
  • Leftist Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil

    10/26/2014 7:39:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2014 | BY BRIAN WINTER AND ALONSO SOTO
    Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump. After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil in decades, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4 percent with more than 99 percent of the votes tallied. At a hotel in Brasilia where Rousseff was due to speak, party supporters waved red flags and jumped up and down, screaming in celebration. In Sao...
  • Fohla de Sao Paulo: Rosseff defeats Neves 51-49%

    10/26/2014 3:10:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    96,48% dos votos apurados | 101.934.130 votos válidos
  • Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign

    10/25/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign By Julio Severo The 2014 Brazilian presidential campaign had the involvement of an important campaign strategist of the president of United States, Barack Obama: David Axelrod. According to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo, Axelrod had been hired to to help build Aécio Neves candidacy. Obama and David Axelrod The idea of Americans strategists working on Brazilian election campaigns is nothing new. During the 2010 election, Ben Self, who worked on the Obama campaign, was hired as a consultant for current president Dilma Rousseff. The unusual thing about David Axelrod’s involvement...
  • Brazil poll shows statistical tie ahead of presidential ballot (Neves 50.3% - Rousseff 49.7%)

    10/25/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Live Mint ^ | 10.25.14
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition candidate Aecio Neves are locked in a statistical tie before Sunday’s second-round vote, according to an MDA poll released on Saturday. Rousseff of the Workers’ Party would get 49.7% of voter support, compared to 50.3% support for Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, according to the poll commissioned by the National Transport Confederation. The poll was conducted on 23 and 24 October, surveyed 2,002 people and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.
  • After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese

    After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese By Julio Severo With no explanation or notification, Google made my blog in Portuguese (http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/) disappear in the first minutes of Thursday, October 23. After 24 hours of pressure from international readers, with no notification, Google made my blog reappear. People in Brazil and other nations began to question Google in social networks and also by contacting the company: “Why to suspend Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese on the height of the Brazilian presidential elections in the exact time Severo published an article instructing the Brazilian public that both candidates...
  • Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil

    10/23/2014 10:47:30 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil By Julio Severo In the first minutes of Thursday, October 23, Blog Julio Severo, established by me, Julio Severo, in 2005 to reach Brazilians with information usually unavailable to them, disappeared from the Internet, with no hacking attack involved. All that was evident, from my careful verification, is that such disappearing was provoked and decided by the owner of the Blogspot service, Google, which freely offers to the international public a free speech platform. The traditional address of my Portuguese blog is: http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/ The address is now...
  • Brazil, Argentina to strenghten aerospace cooperation; talk Gripen deal

    10/22/2014 9:53:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | October 22, 2014 | Richard Tomkins
    Brazil and Argentina are to hold negotiations over the possible procurement of Brazilian-made, but Swedish-designed, jet fighters. GAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Brazil and Argentina are to begin negotiations over the purchase of Swedish-designed Gripen fighters to be manufactured in Brazil. The decision was announced in Brazil by visiting Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi. Brazil's Ministry of Defense said the talks over the possible purchase of 24 Brazil-produced Gripens would include not only the conditions of purchase but also Argentina's participation in the production of the Saab-designed aircraft. "Our willingness to cooperate with Argentina, our neighbor and ally,...
  • Blood on his hands: Brazilian murderer 'who killed 39 women' is pictured caged in prison

    10/22/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 21 October 2014 | dailymail.co.uk/
    With his blood-covered arms sticking out through the bars of his prison cell, Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha has admitted to murdering at least 39 people - including 16 women as well as homeless people and transvestites. The 26-year-old Brazilian serial killer, whose wrists were covered in his own blood after he attempted to slash them with a broken light bulb, has claimed he became a murderer because he was sexually abused as a child. His nine-month random killing spree in Goiania, central Brazil, ended last week when he was arrested following a massive police manhunt.
  • Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

    10/22/2014 2:15:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014. Today, 21 October, Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. This milestone rollout will allow the Company...
  • Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices

    10/16/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 15 October 2017 | Alberto Nardelli, bunch of other people
    The sudden slump in oil prices, which have fallen 15% in the past three months, has sent tremors through the capitals of the world’s great oil powers, many of whom could face testing budget crunches if the tendency persists. Higher output coupled with weaker demand from China and Europe has driven the price of crude down to $85 – its lowest for four years. The US also now produces 65% more oil than it did five years ago following the boom in shale production. The rise has contributed to the global glut of crude and allowed the US to import...
  • Brazil's Election Shows How The Left Thrives On Welfare Dependency

    10/12/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2014 | IBD Editorials
    Dependency: A Brazilian economist has shown a near-exact correlation between last Sunday's presidential election voting choices and each state's welfare ratios. Sure enough, handouts are the lifeblood of the left. Virtually every state that went for Rousseff has at least 25% of the population dependent on Brazil's Bolsa Familia welfare program of cash for single mothers, given for keeping children vaccinated and in school. States with less than 25% of the population on Bolsa Familia overwhelmingly went for Neves and his policies of growth. And whether it's best for a country that aspires to become a global economic powerhouse to...
  • Brazil Says Man Under Observation for Ebola Tests Negative

    10/11/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2 replies
    Reuters via Stabroek News ^ | Saturday, October 11, 2014
    Brazil’s health ministry said today a man under observation for a possible case of Ebola has tested negative for the disease. The 47-year-old man arrived in Brazil on Sept. 19 from Guinea, one of three African countries at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 4,000 people since March.
  • Rousseff and Neves neck-and-neck ahead of Brazil runoff

    10/11/2014 5:56:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves has gained support and is running neck-and-neck with leftist President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Brazil's Oct. 26 presidential runoff, two polls showed on Thursday. The tight race highlights why Neves is actively seeking an endorsement from popular environmentalist Marina Silva, who finished third in the election's first round on Sunday with 22 million votes.
  • Brazil is the first suspected case of Ebola in Cascavel, Parana (Machine Translated)

    10/09/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    O Globo ^ | 10-9-2014 | Andrew de Souza
    Brazil recorded on Thursday the first suspected case of Ebola in the city of Cascavel, Paraná. The Ministry of Health reported that it is a 47 year old man, from Guinea, one of the African countries most affected by the disease. He arrived in Brazil on September 19, having done before scale in Morocco. The man is being held in complete isolation. According to a spokesperson for the City of Cascavel, he will be transferred to Rio. According to the Ministry of Health, other suspicions had been raised before in the country were just rumors. This is the first in...
  • Candidate in Brazil, Silva, Weighs Backing Rival, Neves, to Defeat President

    10/07/2014 6:40:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Brazil opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva is weighing an endorsement of rival Aécio Neves in a bid to defeat the incumbent, President Dilma Rousseff in a runoff election this month, said a person close to her. Ms. Silva, the Brazilian Socialist Party candidate who finished third in Sunday’s first round of voting, is willing to endorse Mr. Neves provided he agrees to some conditions, including supporting a move to end re-election for Brazilian presidents, the person said.
  • Brazil's Rousseff to face Neves in rival in runoff

    10/05/2014 6:25:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runoff race as expected, but against a center-right challenger who only surged in the final week of the campaign.