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What's Going on in the Americas?
There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.

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Anything American goes.

Well, that includes Brazil where football is God!
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/mar/04/world-cup-2014-brazil-stadiums
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In 100 days, Brazil will kick off the World Cup against Croatia in the gleaming new Arena de São Paulo. Assuming, that is, the stadium is finished in time.

Amid growing excitement at the World Cup returning to the home of La Joga Bonito, there is concern at the extent to which deadlines have been repeatedly missed before being torn up altogether. "I am not a World Cup specialist but I will say this has not been easy, for sure," said the Fifa secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, one man who you might hope would be exactly that, in Zurich this weekend.

"I think things will work well but it is also true that whenever you receive something late it becomes a challenge to make it ready in time."

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And then there's the US's stupid policy on Cuba the renegade state that threatens our security...that is, if the Soviet Union decides to land nuclear missiles. :yikes:


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This thread is about what's going on...
Well, about the World Cup, that's old news. 6 years old at least. Anyone surprised?  :left:

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This thread is about what's going on...
Well, about the World Cup, that's old news. 6 years old at least. Anyone surprised?  :left:
I am.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 begins on
Thursday, June 12
and ends on
Sunday, July 13

Anyone surprised? Yes, Barulheira.

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In Illinois, the primary elections are almost two weeks away. The gubernatorial candidates are jockeying for position, trying to convince us that the guy paying for the ad is our savior while his opponents will undoubtedly turn this state into an economic desert that would make Detroit look overpopulated and safe by comparison. I have a suspicion it doesn't matter which corrupt politician gets in, that the end result won't be much different.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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In Illinois, the primary elections are almost two weeks away. The gubernatorial candidates are jockeying for position, trying to convince us that the guy paying for the ad is our savior while his opponents will undoubtedly turn this state into an economic desert that would make Detroit look overpopulated and safe by comparison. I have a suspicion it doesn't matter which corrupt politician gets in, that the end result won't be much different.
"will undoubtedly turn this state into an economic desert that would make Detroit look overpopulated and safe by comparison."
Impossible!
"I have a suspicion it doesn't matter which corrupt politician gets in, that the end result won't be much different."
Yes!  All politicians stinks, but some politicians stink more than other politicians.

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Anyone surprised? Yes, Barulheira.

I'm sorry. We rarely see anything being finished in time here.
Works aren't going on well here. As usually. :down:

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Anyone surprised? Yes, Barulheira.

I'm sorry. We rarely see anything being finished in time here.
Works aren't going on well here. As usually. :down:
Not a problem. Recently I forgot when I was born. I did get the decade right, though. :lol:

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And of course the law drama.

Rachel Canning: Judge rules parents don't have to pay university fees of daughter who tried to sue them

Much more critical than what's going on in Ukraine!

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Interesting vibe from that left wing newspaper The Guardian is the state of that Venezuela. We know that a goodly proportion of the poor are supposed to have been helped but in such a Socialist paradise why is there an inflation problem shortage ot items and crime is out of control. This is not new as it happened under the "Commandante.Is there anywhere worse in the Americas as Mexico? What a hellhole of murder and mayhem.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Federal Ruling In Ecuador: Pollution Case Violates First Amendment

Congrats Chevron,

5,000 square kilometers of contaminated rainforest, poisoned waters, more than 114 billion gallons of toxic waste and leaked crude oil.
In terms of volume 85 times as bad as the accident of British Petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico and 18 times as bad as the consequences of the wreck of the "Exxon Valdez" off the coast of Alaska.

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What's worse, the dumping was done intentionally to cut corners and save an estimated $3 per barrel.
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Disgusting. I don't use  :devil: Chevron :devil: and will avoid them on long trips.

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Is there anywhere worse in the Americas as Mexico? What a hellhole of murder and mayhem.

Mexico is bad enough. The Mexicans are attempting to escape into Texas via tunnels! How's that for desperation?

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Is there anywhere worse in the Americas as Mexico? What a hellhole of murder and mayhem.

Detroit, Michigan?   :left:  :right:

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I kind of feel sorry for America being stuck with that failed place Mexico. It should be doing well but is a disaster. When I met a Detroit Orange Lodge over here for our parades they were obviously from a good part of Detroit (which narrows things down considerably). I a certain retired teacher stays on in Michigan he might pull that down being a Detroit escapist.
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Country and western music is going on here.

Top Ten New Country & Western Songs:

10.  I Hate Every Bone In Her Body But Mine.

9.    I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With an Ugly Woman But I Woke Up With a Few.

8.    If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me.

7.    I've Missed You, But My Aim's Improvin'.

6.   Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight 'Cause I'm Scared She'd Win.

5.   I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like You're Still Here.

4.   My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend and I Miss Him.

3.   She Took My Ring and Gave Me the Finger.

2.   She's Lookin' Better with Every Beer.

And the Number One Country & Western song is:

1.  *It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed My Ass All Day.

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A study has discovered one in ten Americans think HTML - the name given to the code that makes up websites - is a sexually transmitted disease, while almost a third think a gigabyte is an insect.

But there's more...
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Other terms that confused the participants included software, which was mistaken from comfortable clothing, and USB, which was mistaken from the acronym of a European country.

the rest.
A matter of attitude.

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A study has discovered one in ten Americans think HTML - the name given to the code that makes up websites - is a sexually transmitted disease, while almost a third think a gigabyte is an insect.

But I know that it means Hot Tamale with Mayonnaise and Lettuce.

One in ten Portuguese think that Salazar lives. Olá!

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A study has discovered one in ten Americans think HTML - the name given to the code that makes up websites - is a sexually transmitted disease, while almost a third think a gigabyte is an insect.


Well, to be honest as funny as the results of the 'study' seems to be it could came up with the same results anywhere in Europe too. It would depend on the region (rural area) and mostly the age of the people taking part on such a survey.

However the below quote is from a well known elder stateswoman:
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All the Germans that were ... the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they're not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that's what's gotten everybody so nervous.

Hillary Clinton
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Ignorance isn't a shame as long as you don't make public statements based on it.

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I know what "Otter browser" is:sst:

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it could came up with the same results anywhere in Europe too

Could it?... I doubt it very much (except if you ask people about historical facts and figures)

Course the "study" was an anecdote as such, what's funny is that a real study would have given even worst results.
That explains the entire American policy and politics, basically "what's going on" there.
A matter of attitude.