Você Decide…
You Decide…

Trust the media if you want to be manipulated.        
The two lies spread above: Lula leads in all first round scenarios for the 2018 presidential elections, according to a CNT/MDA poll;
Hillary Clinton has an 80% chance of winning against Donald Trump

(As you can see, it’s much better and safer to trust the Lessa Blog, BTW…)

Um Fruto Amargo da Democratização Brasileira
Brazilian Democratization’s Bitter Fruit

Lei do Sexagenário, de 1865. Todo escravo com 60 anos ou mais ganhava a liberdade. A lei ficou conhecida na época como a “Lei da Gargalhada Nacional”, porque raramente os escravos conseguiam chegar vivos a essa idade. Hoje em dia, tenta-se fazer o mesmo com a chamada reforma da previdência social. No Brasil, os séculos passam, mas a piada cruel continua a mesma. Agora é a Aposentadoria da Gargalhada Nacional. Escravos, ontem; trabalhadores, hoje…

Sexagenarian Act, 1865. Every slave reaching 60 years of age obtained his/her freedom. The law was widely known at the time as the “National Laughter Act”, because very few slaves were able to reach 60 years of age still alive. Today, the same thing is being attempted in the so-called welfare reform. In Brazil, the years go by but the same cruel joke remains. Now it is the “National Retirement Laughter.” Slaves, yesterday; workers, today…

Quer Pagar Quanto?…
How Much You Wanna Pay?…

          The price of submissive people.
The world’s highest income taxes.
The world’s highest interest rates.
The world’s highest tolls.
The world’s most expensive cars.
The world’s most expensive gasoline.
The world’s most expensive energy.
The world’s most expensive and corrupt politicians.
          Brazil.
          You need to wake up.

Uma Sutil Diferença…
A Subtle Difference…

What are a country’s values?
                                                   Switzerland                   Brazil
Elementary teacher’s
annual income                        US$71 thousand           US$7 thousand

Senator’s annual
income                                      No salary, only             US$550 thousand
                                                    reimbursements

If you wish to live in a country that values education more than politics, share this one.

Aviso ao Público
Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
If you come to Brazil and happen to find yourself on a street or in a shopping mall where any criminal action starts,
RUN TO A BOOKSTORE!
No bookstore has ever been attacked in the whole country during the latest riots!
It is a place that no criminal wants to go in even if it is to steal money.

E na Sala de Aula…
And in the Classroom…

Teacher: “Complete the sentence, Johnny: on Brazil’s flag, the words are “order and…”
Johnny: “Bribe!”

(For those not familiar with Brazilian Portiguese: this joke is not fully translatable, because the word “progress” on the flag has been changed to “propina” (bribe) by Johnny. Howevr, there is no English word that would match the first syllable “pro” and instead of “progress” would mean “bribe”.)