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Bolsonaro woos Brazil voters with simple recipe for ending violence
France24.com ^ | 08 October 2018 | 2018 AFP

Posted on 10/09/2018 11:46:06 AM PDT by SaveFerris

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) -

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 of the world's deadliest countries.

For many, Bolsonaro has the answer to the question that has preoccupied them for years -- how to lower the crime rate in a country with more than seven murders an hour?

"Give guns to good people," the former paratrooper insisted during campaign meetings.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bolsonaro; brazil; crime; hamiltonmourao; jairbolsonaro; psl; socialliberalparty
What a novel idea. Ward off potential crime and criminals by being armed? Democrats will have a hard time comprehending this concept, though. Good thing it's Brazil.
1 posted on 10/09/2018 11:46:06 AM PDT by SaveFerris
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“If one of us, a civilian or a soldier, is attacked... and if he fires 20 times at the assailant, he should be decorated and not have to go to court,” the far-right candidate told a campaign meeting in the northern Rio neighborhood of Madureira in August.

(oops meant to have that in there, too)


2 posted on 10/09/2018 11:47:41 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris

In the 1700s, some of the best minds in history debated natural law for decades. One of their conclusions was that we have a natural right to self-defense. This recognition led to enshrining that right in our Second Amendment a few years later. I’m glad another country is starting to see the light.


3 posted on 10/09/2018 11:49:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: SaveFerris
"Give guns to good people," the former paratrooper insisted during campaign meetings.

I've been to Brazil. There are places where cops will not go. Some are corrupt, others scared. But those slums are unpoliced and run by the bad guys. The result isn't a bunch of protection shakedowns and no crime as long as you pay, it's murders in absurd levels, levels that make Chicago look like nothing. Of course people are hoping somebody will take it seriously and do something, anything.

4 posted on 10/09/2018 11:50:36 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: SaveFerris

Brazil could stand as a beacon of reason for the world if it were to undertake a program of free sterilization for its poor.


5 posted on 10/09/2018 11:52:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SaveFerris

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An armed society is a polite society!!


6 posted on 10/09/2018 11:56:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Friends of mine from Brazil have shown me video of their towns when the police go on strike.

The violence and looting is out of control. Give these thugs something to consider when pondering an attack on someone’s shop or well being.


7 posted on 10/09/2018 11:58:31 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: SaveFerris

There will be a spate of killings which will then rapidly tail off as the worst players are killed or frightened out of the picture.


8 posted on 10/09/2018 11:59:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: SaveFerris

“the far-right candidate told a campaign meeting”

*cough*

My handy-dandy Newspeak media translation guide for political ideology labels:

Media labels vs. Reality:
Socialist = Stalinist
Liberal = Marxist
Moderate = Socialist
Conservative = Liberal
Far-Right = Moderate
Ultraright/Racist/Bigot = Conservative Mainstream

So Bolsonaro is a Moderate.


9 posted on 10/09/2018 12:04:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: warsaw44

Saw a funny video about violence in Brazil. A guy leaves his car running on the street and runs into a grocery store to rob it. While he’s in the store, somebody steals his car. When he comes out with his bag full of money looking around for his car, he gets held up by 2 dudes and they take his cash. Probably a spoof but really funny.


10 posted on 10/09/2018 12:09:00 PM PDT by KyCats
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To: SaveFerris

Nothing more peaceful than a dead troublemaker


11 posted on 10/09/2018 12:10:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SaveFerris

Shades of Archie Bunker’s solution to stop Airplane hijacking. Love it !


12 posted on 10/09/2018 12:16:14 PM PDT by lonerepubinma
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"My handy-dandy Newspeak media translation guide for political ideology labels:

Media labels vs. Reality:

Socialist = Stalinist

Liberal = Marxist

Moderate = Socialist

Conservative = Liberal

Far-Right = Moderate

Ultraright/Racist/Bigot = Conservative Mainstream"

Worth keeping and repeating.

13 posted on 10/09/2018 12:41:52 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: SaveFerris

THE PURGE....BRAZIL


14 posted on 10/09/2018 12:51:07 PM PDT by ealgeone (SCRIPTURE DOES NOT CHANGE!)
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To: SaveFerris

Shootings may spike in the beginning but will taper off nicely.


15 posted on 10/09/2018 12:52:04 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: SaveFerris

He is good on some issues including this and obviously better than the communist — but I am tired of media lumping every anti-leftist with Trump. Each country has their own landscape and baggage to deal with...The ‘far right’ is not always right nor Trumpian for that matter.


16 posted on 10/09/2018 1:04:51 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: SaveFerris
One of my guilty pleasure is to occasionally watch youtube videos of police chases in Brazil and South Africa.The ones that you see from Brazil show that the cops there just don't fool around.They shoot first and don't even bother asking questions later.

Same in South Africa for that matter.

17 posted on 10/09/2018 1:29:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Pollster1

The Right To Bear Arms

There already ARE restrictions in place.

Arms includes bazookas, mortars, nukes...

Hence the ARMS race.

That’s enough restriction for me.

Guns should not be restricted.

I wonder if ANY founding father had an inkling of what kind of weapons were to come?

Do we?


18 posted on 10/09/2018 3:09:08 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: dp0622

Bazookas!
I love that Word.


19 posted on 10/10/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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