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Old 06-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Civil unrest around the world

Turkey!

Brazil!

Who? Why? Where next?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Why?
It's due to the huge disparity between the haves and have-nots.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Brazil

http://blogs.estadao.com.br/estadao-...-em-sao-paulo/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rita...b_3453851.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-spending.html

The people seem fed up with corrupt brutal incompetent government and finally snapped when bus fares were put up by 20 cents.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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Jakarta, too.

http://bayareaintifada.wordpress.com...el-price-hike/
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #7
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It's due to the huge disparity between the haves and have-nots.
Each situation has their unique reasons but it seems that most protesters are angry about increasingly authoritative governments, corruption, stagnating economies, and decrease in quality of life for the younger middle class.


One trend that seems to be appearing is that all the up-and-coming economies are starting to stagnate. The BRICs are slowing down while Turkey and Indonesia were predicted to be part of the a "second-wave" of rapidly developing economies.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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It's due to the huge disparity between the haves and have-nots.
Could it be any greater than in the US?
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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That would be the healthy response...
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Could it be any greater than in the US?
I doubt it is greater but it is definitely shifted downwards. I was in Brazil this past December and while it was a beautiful and amazing country, overall, their infrastructure and poverty is so much worse than here in the US. Driving in Sao Paulo makes Washington D.C. and Atlanta tolerable and their are multiple stories of people showing up to an E.R. who are then told to go to another hospital via public transportation. There are entire communities living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo and Rio who literally live under cardboard. Not just a random homeless person or two, but entire communities.

Brazil, and I'm sure Turkey and Indonesia, have a lot to be proud of economically but the foundation of their growth isn't necessarily stable.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #12
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That would be the healthy response...
We're getting rid of all our stuff, selling our house, I'm only working contract jobs, paid off all our debt and socking my exorbitant IT fees into savings.
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