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Holy shit you have no idea how backward you have it RE: Bolsonaro, Brazil, & USA by Mischief Maker 08/24/2019, 4:30pm PDT
Suggested weekend viewing (if you want to be completely and utterly depressed):

TL;DR: Lula Da Silva, hugely successful former Brazillian president, was leading by double digits against neofascist Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 Brazillian presidential election. Lula was targeted by the US-backed Lava Jato corruption task force personally (which has since been disgraced for uncovered corruption itself) and convicted by Judge Sergio Moro on incredibly flimsy charges. Lula was arrested and imprisoned with less than two months to go in the election, his successor had no time to set up a campaign, and Bolsonaro became Brazillian president pretty much by default. Bolsonaro rewarded Judge Sergio Moro by making him Justice Minister. I don't think it's hyperbole to call this a coup.

The story has only become even more disgusting since the documentary came out. TL;DR: Judge Sergio Moro was coordinating with prosecutors directly on piecing together a plausible enough case to imprison Lula before the election.

In case you're wondering, this is why the progressive caucus is demanding Bill Barr reveal the full extent to which the US department of Justice was working with Sergio Moro and the Lava Jato task force.

What does all this have to do with the fires? I'll give you two guesses what happened to Brazillian protections for the Amazon against big agribusiness under Bolsonaro's right-wing regime.

The Amazon rain forest produces 20% of the Earth's oxygen. This is not a problem we can avoid by cowering behind a fucking wall.
David Koch died. by Mischief Maker 08/23/2019, 7:41am PDT
    One for you... by Rule of Threes 08/23/2019, 11:50am PDT
    Re: David Koch died. by Vested Id 08/24/2019, 9:19am PDT
        Speaking of libertarian propaganda rags funded by the Kochs. NT by 08/24/2019, 9:56am PDT
            They're quoting the New York Times. by Vested Id 08/24/2019, 11:21am PDT
            For scanners: MM dismissed NYT cover story on Amazon fires b/c Reason shared it by Vested Id 08/24/2019, 3:51pm PDT
                Jesus Christ, give me a goddamn minute to read the fucking article already! NT by Mischief Maker 08/25/2019, 6:25am PDT
                    Vested Id, you know that NYT article you're waving around like a magic talisman? by Mischief Maker 08/25/2019, 7:13pm PDT
                        "guy WHO became" NT by Mischief Maker 08/25/2019, 7:14pm PDT
    He was no longer deemed useful to George Soros by Roop 08/24/2019, 12:37pm PDT
    What does David Koch have to do with farmers burning fields in Brazil? by blackwater 08/24/2019, 3:19pm PDT
        Holy shit you have no idea how backward you have it RE: Bolsonaro, Brazil, & USA by Mischief Maker 08/24/2019, 4:30pm PDT
            Do I need to explain the link between corruption and the environment? by blackwater 08/24/2019, 5:08pm PDT
                Hey, I'm not stopping you. by Mischief Maker 08/25/2019, 7:17pm PDT
                    Finishing out this conversation here just for completeness by blackwater 08/26/2019, 9:13pm PDT
            "20% of the world's oxygen" - god you are a tedious bleating moron. by Famous climate-denier Michael Mann 08/24/2019, 10:01pm PDT
                Director of NT by HEAT 08/24/2019, 11:43pm PDT
                I quoted someone saying "no reason to worry about oxygen shortage" and I honestl by believe it, I really am fucking wor 08/25/2019, 4:43pm PDT
                    oh noes the world is ending omg what are we gonna do NT by said in a very bored voice 08/25/2019, 8:01pm PDT
                        definitely post like a cunt about it by in lower case thats what well do se 08/26/2019, 9:53am PDT
                Anons reach a new level of stupidity by Ulrachi 08/25/2019, 4:49pm PDT
                    UT uh hunny you fools gotta GO NT by Real Houseguys of Caltrops (RHOC) 08/25/2019, 5:47pm PDT
                I wipe my ass with 6% of the world's oxygen. I'm playing 6% of the world's NT by tiniest violin. 08/26/2019, 10:14am PDT
                    Cooler Than Needing To Breathe. Caltrops, An NT by Anon Story 08/27/2019, 7:06am PDT
                        I fucking dare you! I'll suck the air out of your cat's asshole you sonofabitch! NT by tiniest violin. 08/27/2019, 7:17am PDT
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