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Topic: FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
Replies: 19   Last Post: Jun 17, 2014 12:54 PM by: TigersTeeth


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Re: but what I had issue with with the protestors
Posted: Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM
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I agree, but if the people of China had the ability to protest things, they might. Instead their government runs them over with tanks. It's a communist country with a totally different way of doing things than a democratic society.

Ultimately, the coutry has been excited about hosting the games but this is a pretty pivotal moment for the country. It's not just about helping the poor, it's about making things sane. The government here f*cks everyone in the @ss with taxes.

If I want to buy a 16GB iPhone 5S here, the price would be $1,253. In the US that's $650. TVs on clearance here are still hundreds of dollars more than a normally priced TV in the US.

If I wanted to buy a BMW 320i in the US, prices start at $32,750. Here's it's $60,000. On top of that, the Brasilian government allows car companies to us 1/5 the welding points for cars, turning what may have once been a car with a 3-4 star crash rating into a 1-star or even lower. As a result, the mortality rate for car accidents in Brasil is five times that of the US and 10 times as much as the major countries from the EU. I believe the upper-tier of brands like Mercedes, BMW, Land Rover, etc. use the same cars as everywhere but the more normal brands take full advantage of this. Why would the government do this? Well the average profit margin on a sale in the US/EU is around 5% per car...but in Brasil, that's 15%. And who gets some nice kickbacks from all that extra profit? Yep, politicians.

So as you can see, there are a lot of crazy situations here which give the citizens more than a little right to get fired up. There are too many to get into, but I wanted to mention a few.

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Subject (Replies: 19) Author Date Posted
FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
TigerNet News® Jun 17, 2014 9:27 AM
we didnt play in Rio though..***
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 9:45 AM
He didn't say he went to a USA game
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 10:28 AM
he went to the country where the world cup is***
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 10:30 AM
LOL, that is your assumption
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 10:39 AM
Envy anyone?
tigerdoc81 Jun 17, 2014 10:51 AM
it would be cool to be there. But I am not envious
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 10:53 AM
Re: Envy anyone?
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:07 AM
yes exactly. Its not the olympics
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:08 AM
Re: Envy anyone?
tigerdoc81 Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM
Who gives a crap...
TigersTeeth Jun 17, 2014 12:54 PM
Re: we didnt play in Rio though..***
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:11 AM
plus arent they like far far away
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:15 AM
Re: plus arent they like far far away
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 11:32 AM
but what I had issue with with the protestors
T_I_P Jun 17, 2014 11:38 AM
Re: but what I had issue with with the protestors
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM
Re: but what I had issue with with the protestors
tmac9wr Jun 17, 2014 12:09 PM
Re: FB Update: Photo: Rodriguez with Clemson flag at World Cup
TotalTeeTiger® Jun 17, 2014 11:25 AM
What's missing
tiger_thom® Jun 17, 2014 11:29 AM
Re: What's missing
TotalTeeTiger® Jun 17, 2014 12:07 PM