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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Imperial View Post
    If he can't do that so close to home, what's the point of interfering in Brazil's affairs? Unless it's mostly virtue signalling and scoring some political points.
    Of course, the French presidents, like their US American counterparts, are quite susceptible to the Messiah complex, their voters like that, so they'll keep doing it

    Originally posted by Imperial View Post
    Just as the issues of rainforest deforestation can be addressed by Brazilian politicians, right?
    Right, yes.
    Last edited by Snowygerry; 21 Oct 19, 07:26.

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  • Imperial
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    Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
    Seems this issue can be adressed by Romanian politicians if they so choose and are supported by the electorate,

    little to do with Macron has it ?
    Just as the issues of rainforest deforestation can be addressed by Brazilian politicians, right?
    Macron is eager to stick his nose in this issue halfway across the globe but won't (or can't?) do something about the issue of deforestation in Europe. If he can't do that so close to home, what's the point of interfering in Brazil's affairs? Unless it's mostly virtue signalling and scoring some political points.

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  • Snowygerry
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    The company CEO maintains that the legislation would violate EU laws and the free trade of goods. While Ponta's Social Democrats have remained relatively unimpressed, the new Romanian conservative president, Klaus Johannis, is alarmed and has written on his Facebook page that, in his opinion, the planned regulations violate the principles of the country's own constitution.
    Former minister Pana finds such notions laughable. She always carries the text of the Romanian Constitution in her handbag and pulls out the dog-eared page with Article 135, which she has evidently looked up many times before. The text says that the state is obliged to protect national resources. It may be that Schweighofer has created 3,150 jobs in Romania, as he claims in the letter to Ponta, "but we have lost 50,000 jobs in small and medium-sized companies in the lumber industry," she says.
    Seems this issue can be adressed by Romanian politicians if they so choose and are supported by the electorate,

    little to do with Macron has it ?

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  • Imperial
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    Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
    Anyone here concerned about the rather cavalier attitude being taken by the Brazilian president and government toward the current raging inferno once known as the Amazon rain forest? Seems that he's more concerned about an imagined slight from French president Macron being apologized for before he accepts any help from nations willing to send trained firefighters and equipment to his country in an effort to save the planet's lungs.
    Very nice of Macron to care about the rainforest, but maybe he should (also) focus closer to home, in Europe:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50094830

    But he probably doesn't want to pick on Austrian and German interests, Bolsonaro is a far easier target, he's a right-wing/far-right "loon" too, right?, so no wonder Macron likes to focus on him:
    https://www.spiegel.de/international...a-1032253.html

    Last edited by Imperial; 21 Oct 19, 04:49.

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  • Half Pint John
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    Colorado's aerial super tanker is already there. I do wonder who is paying for it.

    Do you wonder when Australia and even Mexico sends firefighters to the US who is paying for it? While the Amazon is Mostly in Brasil fire fires are imo, a world concern.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Persephone View Post


    During the G7, Trump offered assistance to Brazil.
    So Trump is paying for it out of his pocket, our out of ours?

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  • Persephone
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    Colorado's aerial super tanker is already there. I do wonder who is paying for it.


    During the G7, Trump offered assistance to Brazil.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    This is the problem, not this:





    That is, squatters, slash and burn agriculture by the poor, illegal logging, illegal mining are what's killing the Amazon, not properly practiced sustainable logging and mining by big corporations who don't want bad reputations.

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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    But true, nonetheless. Between natural events during the dry season and slash-and-burn agriculture, the forest of always on fire somewhere.
    Well the best jokes are grounded in reality

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    The problem is that the Brazilian government really can't stop it. The major cause of this is slash and burn agriculture by the poor and squatters.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
    I'm rather surprised no one suggested it was Muslims that set it in on fire

    I found his comment that being on fire was the "natural state of being" of the rain forest pretty funny…..
    But true, nonetheless. Between natural events during the dry season and slash-and-burn agriculture, the forest of always on fire somewhere.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
    Anyone here concerned about the rather cavalier attitude being taken by the Brazilian president and government toward the current raging inferno once known as the Amazon rain forest? Seems that he's more concerned about an imagined slight from French president Macron being apologized for before he accepts any help from nations willing to send trained firefighters and equipment to his country in an effort to save the planet's lungs.
    Colorado's aerial super tanker is already there. I do wonder who is paying for it.

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  • Snowygerry
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    I'm rather surprised no one suggested it was Muslims that set it in on fire

    I found his comment that being on fire was the "natural state of being" of the rain forest pretty funny…..

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  • Jose50
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    Rain forest slash & burn

    Anyone here concerned about the rather cavalier attitude being taken by the Brazilian president and government toward the current raging inferno once known as the Amazon rain forest? Seems that he's more concerned about an imagined slight from French president Macron being apologized for before he accepts any help from nations willing to send trained firefighters and equipment to his country in an effort to save the planet's lungs.

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