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O verdadeiro poder do Yoga

Pedro Sette Câmara, creio, era um cara do qual eu jamais esperava um “post” de Kung Fu. Agora ele subiu (mais ainda) no meu conceito.

Assista: é hilariante!

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Microhistórias de uma guerra

Não, não falo do Rio de Janeiro. É sobre o Iraque mesmo.

(…) Having tribal connections in the Ramadi area, Sheik X said that he wanted to use it as a model for Marine assistance to drive AQI and the others from his city. He said that he had been “biding his time” before contacting them.

Calmly, the Sheik watched as the Marines detained the two young men in the house, volunteering that if they were “bad guys” he was happy to see them go. “You and I are going to find a way to work together to make this area better,” he told Lt Friel, “like Ramadi.” The Sheik added that it was “Iranians and foreigners” who were destabilizing his tribal area. “Iranians are forcing out the doctors and teachers. Soon this town will look like Afghanistan.”

He invited the Lieutenant and others to share his dinner, where the discussions and negotiations continued. Sheik X wants the “same deal” as the Marines and Sheiks cut in Ramadi. In that area, the Marines handle overall security, and permit the locals and tribal elders a degree of freedom to handle local security.

The Sheik repeatedly emphasized his interest in working with the Marines in order to protect his tribe against the Shia. Next to halting AQI’s brutal terror campaign against the Sunni tribes, the largest worry in Anbar Province is that Shia – a generic term ranging from Iranians to the Prime Minister Maliki’s government in Baghdad – will stamp out the Sunni in Anbar.

Bom, o caso todo está aqui. O que me interessou nesta historinha foram dois aspectos: a) teórico – a interessante e sempre complicada discussão do bem público “segurança” em ambientes como este e, b) empírico – não temos este tipo de relacionamento em favelas do Rio de Janeiro, digo, nunca ouvi falar de algum líder que assumisse este papel do “Sheik X” na Cidade Maravilhosa.

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Todo mundo tem o direito de escrever e falar bobagem…

…mas isto implica em ter sua reputação, ah, bem conhecida e divulgada.

Certo?

Apesar do esforço do presidente Lula para conter o movimento articulado por lideranças petistas para a demissão do presidente do Banco Central, Henrique Meirelles, o PT desafiou o Palácio do Planalto e reforçou ontem a carga de pressão sobre a instituição. Ao mesmo tempo em que Lula enquadrava o ministro do Trabalho, Luiz Marinho, porta-voz das críticas de dentro do governo às políticas de juros e de câmbio do BC, o partido soltava em sua página na internet um manifesto no qual prega “um novo padrão de gestão monetária e cambial”. O documento, que contém a assinatura do ministro das Relações Institucionais do governo, Tarso Genro, propõe o controle de capitais, para conter a queda do dólar, ampliação do Conselho Monetário Nacional (CMN) e medidas que “levem o país ao crescimento sustentado”.

Valha-me Deus!

Claudio
p.s. thanks, Pedro, pelo link.

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Madonna e Singapore (Cingapura)

Excelente.

Singaporeans are talking about Madonna again because she just got banned here. Ironically, Madonna probably does not care. She may not even know. She’s the highest earning female singer of all time. Last year her concert tour sold out in Europe, Japan, the US and Canada and grossed US$260 million. Conquering a little red dot like Singapore can’t be high on her list of commercial priorities.

Although Madonna does not need Singapore, I daresay that in some ways, Singapore needs Madonna. You may or may not like her music. But her life story holds, in many different ways, the lessons that Singapore, and Singaporeans, need to learn.

Leia tudo.

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Para que serve o sindicato?

Para servir os sindicalizados. Só isto.

Mr. Scott has already tried to appease these critics, retaining a bevy of Beltway and former Clinton Administration PR operatives. One of their bright ideas was to have Mr. Scott endorse a minimum wage increase, which wouldn’t hurt Wal-Mart but would hurt its smaller, less-profitable competitors who can’t afford to pay more. And the company made a media splash out of inviting Al Gore to Arkansas to inspect its “green” initiatives–most of which save Wal-Mart money in any case. We haven’t noticed any reduction in anti-Wal-Mart union animus as a result.

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