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    marsanges, Quicklund, Ginny in CO

    I appreciate the background and I do not know much about the situation there.

    My statement was intended to be a little more broad in that perhaps, if this uprising becomes more publicized here, it could - could, cause a spark here. It is impossible to predict these things before hand.

    Thanks for your comment, it is always helpful to have more background.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

    by 4CasandChlo on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:14:42 AM PDT

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    •  You may turn out to be right (3+ / 0-)
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      4CasandChlo, Quicklund, marsanges

      There is a good deal to be learned by what the Brazilian electorate have done, although they it is simply not as conservative a country as the US.  I would say that Brazil is probably the poster child for the anti austerity policies and the benefits of ignoring the neo liberal economists.  

      Part of what bothers me is that all this seems to get ignored in the US and the media and instead it is all a narrative about how Brazil is a backward unstable place because the context gets ignored

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:30:51 AM PDT

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