what's happening in brazil


Boombox Day 4: Role Reversal
I saw a lot of great drawings for this day in the tags, but I decided instead of switching their personalities, I’d switch up both their lives, so that Lucio had to end up surviving in a post-apocalyptic Brazil, and Junkrat lived in an Australian future where a corporation was trying to enslave the outback. God, I’m finally done! It was fun to mix up their designs and come up with my original take on it all, but… jfc. Spent way to much time on this.

Long ass explanation of their switch-up under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

bro, imma test your patience with me. now idk shit about politics buuut i need to learn a little more than the basics of whats happening to brazil, you know? its hard since its a hole different country so im kinda limited, i understand portuguese but really need a politics for dummies to know whats happening and what will probably happen due to the hell thats going on in BR. help me and get a smile (pls??)

Man this is hard because I have no idea what you already know or not or where you’re from so I can’t really make comparisons?? but i’m gonna try to give you a general??? hold tight

so I guess first thing is understanding the system, right?

Brazil has a… multi-party presidential democracy. Ish. Hasn’t always been like that tho, in fact, brazilian history is filled with coups and not so democratic republics. It’s our thing. But right now we have a President, in charge of the executive power, then there’s the upper and lower houses of congress (Senate and Chamber, we call them, basically), and the Supreme Court, I guess just like in the US. There’s a president to the Senate, a President to the Chamber, and a few more important figures in each part of the government, like the ministers, or cabinet leaders, that hold, well, cabinets, like the one for Education or Health or Culture, etc, or the Government Leader in congress that isn’t really a formal title but also kinda is a job. 

So, our parties. There are so many of them. SO MANY. Y’all wouldn’t believe how many. Ok, about 30-40 of them. But really, who the fuck knows all of them? I don’t, so we’re gonna stick to the most important ones. But for that, quick history lesson: 

Remember when I said we haven’t always been, uhm, this? Yeah, up until the late 80′s Brazil was on a Dictatorship (not the first we had, but the worst we had, arguably) (and I have to control myself not to tell you the whole thing cause I just love brazilian history???? but imma stick to what’s important) THE POINT IS: during those years, only two “parties” were allowed to exist, the… pro-dictatorship party and the… consented opposition party (we like to call them the “yes” and the “yes, sir” parties cause of the obvious). Consented opposition party was called MDB (founded in 65′). When dictatorship ended, they turned into PDMB (in 1980). You’re gonna have to get used to the acronyms because we only use them here. Sometime later, in 88, some people left PMDB to found PSDB, and at the time the plan was to have it a bit more to the left than PMDB that was a pretty center-right wing party. More to the left of both of those, also in the 80′s, our Workers Party is founded, PT. Not a socialist/communist party, whatever some may think until today. You might be wondering what happened to the dictatorship supporters party, right? They’ve changed names a few times through the last decades, nowadays they’re DEM, a right wing party (ironically enough, their acronym comes from Democrats).

Nowadays you can say PSDB is a center-right wing party, PT is center-left, and PMDB is wherever it pleases (mostly center-right, though). “Isn’t there a REAL left wing then????” there is, but it’s not exactly the most powerful thing in existence, so most people atribute the “left” nearly entirely to PT, cause up until a couple of years ago, it was majorly powerful. We’ll get to that. Anyway, some left wing parties are PCdoB and Psol and a shit ton of other small ones.

Back to history. When dictatorship was ending people made an awful lot of deals to get one dude (Tancredo Neves) into the presidency (not popular vote yet, some sort of electoral college) but cause we’re in Brazil and shit just can’t be simple HE DIED before taking office then his vice president (who had just kinda changed parties to make the run) became the first post-dictatorship president. This dude is called Sarney and he’s alive until today and we like to call him The King of a state because his family basically owns it. And it’s a big state and in pretty bad condition (if you want we can come back later to why so many families are so powerful and so entirely into politics and basically owners of whole states and how Oligarchies have always been a thing BUT in another post). He’s a senator now. Yeah, cause that’s a thing, you don’t have to end your career after being president here. Oh, both of those were like, from PMDB.

Then we finally got to vote and we elected this one young unknown dude who was promising to end corruption (I mean, they all do, but, big time), his name was Collor, and he got impeached for corruption a couple of years later. Yes, you’re allowed to laugh. He was from PRN, we’re not gonna talk about this party here, no relevance. His vice president took over, Itamar Franco, and if you guessed it you probably got it right: he was from PMDB. The country was still in a big ass crisis coming all the way from the dictatorship years and Collor had just screwed up massively too so when Itamar KINDA got things under control his economy cabinet leader got big time praise…… and got elected president a couple of years later for PSDB. His name is Fernando Henrique Cardoso (we like to call him FHC) and he’s still alive too. 

So we got a few years of PSDB there cause they approved reelection in congress at some point there - let’s be honest, it’s because they were scared of the increasing popularity of somebody else that had been running in the past elections too: Lula, the big leader of PT - and they were right to, cause Lula would get elected finally in 2003 and reelected after, staying until 2011, and would hand pick his successor and get her elected: Dilma Rousseff, who would also get reelected. As you might have heard, she got impeached last year, leaving office to her vice president, Michel Temer, from… PMDB. 

For the past couple of decades, our political scenario pretty much got divided into PSDB and PT running against each other (and against a ton of minor parties that didn’t quite make it) in every election, with PT winning all of the ones mentioned above. But in any and all of the governments, deals had to be made to get - you guessed it - PMDB support. If there’s one thing you have to know about these last years of Brazil is that no one, no one can govern without PMDB. And the reason to that is on it’s historical basis: it’s basically the oldest and biggest party we got. So EVERYWHERE there’s someone from there, so they get plenty of space in government, they make most of congress, they make most of the senate, they make most of the local powers, etc. And like that, unelected, they got to the Presidency quite a few times. When I said before that they go wherever they want to, is because they’ll lean to whichever side can grant them power, and not even collectively - you can see some of them aligning to left wing politicians in some parts of the country while others get allied to right wing politicians in another part in the same election, since there are no rules against that. Today, since they hold the presidency and most of the other important roles, their main ally is PSDB, but a few years back they were the main supporters to PT, so, really, the rule should be “don’t trust them and expect anything and everything”. 

I think… this kinda covers the basics. Very basics. Roughly. It would be important for you to understand the whole Impeachment mess of the past couple of years. I have a couple of posts on that here and here and here and here and you can always go to my politics tag to search for more comments on everything. Idk, bring me objective questions or just what more you want to know after this so I can help more??? i’m really kinda lost on what to tell you and there’s sooo much to brazilian history that is important, but I think this post is way too long already x) I like telling the stories though, so ask away

So if you‘re wondering what’s happening in Brazil right now...

Lots of things are happening, actually, and we might be entering the worst part of a political crisis that has been going on for two years. Things are complex and Brazil has a very complicated relationship between the media, politics and our people, but if you are not from Brazil and are very confused about all of our desperate meems right now:

  • In 2014, Dilma Roussef was democratically re-elected as president against Minas Gerais’ senator Aécio Neves in a very messy election;
  • Aécio and his peers never really accepted the results;
  • the right wing population (mostly rich or wannabe rich people) did many “protests” and the likes to impeach Dilma– who, mind you, did not commit any crimes;
  • In 2015, politicians used the people’s approval to impeach Dilma who, once again, did not commit any crimes (keep in mind, please, that she was a political prisoner during the Military Dictatorship period and was tortured);
  • for the coup to happen, politicians classified a move Dilma made as a crime, only to declassify it as a crime as soon as she was out;
  • VP Michel Temer assumed presidency and for a whole year he has been destroying all the social benefits and good things the previous PT (Workers Party) government has been making for 10 years;
  • among the changes, the most worrying one is the Welfare Reformation, that would, among other things, change retirement time from actual age to contribution time– and so, a person would have to start working at 16 to be able to retire at 60 years old, the current retirement age;
  • there’s also a Working Reform that would pretty much destroy our current worker’s code and allow companies to privatize all of their employees– and so, no more food aid, transportation aid, companies could fire employees whenever they want, and so on;
  • in the meanwhile, Brazilian Media keeps on a carnival of burning politicians after politicians with polemic whistleblowings– Brazilian right-wing consumes politicians as one would consume water, and once they served they purpose, they are thrown away;
  • they also have been for, what, years? trying to prove that former president Lula is an Evil Virus Of Satan without much evidence (keep in mind people believe in the media if the media says so);

So, what happened this week, on Wednesday?

  • JBS, the biggest meat producer of Brazil, whistleblowed that Michel Temer and Aécio Neves both received bribery from them, in national television;
  • now, keep in mind that anyone smart enough knows that Temer and Neves and pretty much all of them are corrupt– the problem is, Rede Globo, the big name in media and who has a power in this country I don’t think you can even begin understand, broadcasted it;
  • for months they avoided talking ill of Temer’s name and now they said, out loud, that the man is corrupt and can’t be trusted;
  • and so, the process of the Burning Of Michel Temer has begun and there is a very high chance he will be impeached too;

So, why is this bad?

  • according to the law, since half of the mandate has already happened, in case something happens to the president and VP, the Congress will elect a new president through indirect elections;
  • it has happened before– president Fernando Collor was impeached in 1992 in a very, very similar way;
  • this is very worrisome because I can’t even begin to explain the nasty people that inhabit the Brazilian Congress but, trust me, there are a lot Trumps and Pences out there;
  • it is very likely that from the very beginning the plan was to make indirect elections happen in the first place;
  • whoever is elected, it will only get worse from here;

So, in conclusion:

  • the Real Coup has just begun;
  • we’re Fucked.
Dan and Phil’s TATINOF Livestream // 5.13.16

Dan’s in his totoro shirt and Phil’s in his Oscar’s Hotel

They’re in a hotel room

“Broad shoulders. I’m like Captain America” - Phil

It’s terribly laggy

They switched sides

They’re in Kentucky

Double (and slightly failed) YounNowception

Their internet has been awful

Their hotel is apparently really creepy

They went to Steak N Shake

“You just said the words funky and chunks in the same sentence”

They’ve been super busy

They want to complain that theaters don’t value internet speeds

“Missed you loads” -Dan

Dan likes the instagram update

They haven’t vlogged yet

“This guy”

Talked about their new video with Louise

Praying mantis head eating talk

Praying mantis kink shaming

New Pokemon discussion

Phil said Litten looks a bit like Dan

Phil gets Sun and Dan gets Moon

Phil sang the Totoro song

They’re not homesick yet

Phil almost fell off the bed

Dan misses his bed and PC and Phil misses knowing where he is

“Basically American. Hi guys I’m here in America.” -Phil (in an accent)

They’re loving the tour

Talked about Phil falling off the stage

It really hurt and he hurt his elbow and bum :(

Dan didn’t even notice he fell at first

“Civil War Brazil”

Dan didn’t fart during a meetup

“What happened to your rules about no opinions, Dan?”

Phil sang Hotline Bling

Dan’s favorite song on Drake’s new album is Feel No Ways

Talked about Creator Summit aka YouTube Illuminati 

They got reported for nudity again

Jacksepticeye gets the seal of nice

Phil cracked his phone more

Phil sang Grand Old Duke Of York

They looked up what Hunter was

They saw Civil War in Toronto and they loved it


Phil said Age of Ulton was “eh” and Dan agreed 

They forgot the capital of Canada

“Peng” “Daaaaan”

Phil’s fav Star Wars movie is either A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back or The Force Awakens but Dan’s is Revenge of the Sith 

Phil got the room with the tv

Phil saw Judge Rinda with a giant dog

They appreciated the signs 

Don’t feel the need to bring signs bc they may block people

They said don’t wait outside bc sometimes they don’t leave until like 1am and they want you to be safe

Dan’s camo jumper

“I could just see a floating head” -Phil

Appaz it’s a pj top

Phil had to explain the floating head post to Dan

Phil “freaking loves” Applebee’s

They also went to Bob Evans and loved the bread

“Lean in lean in”

Phil was sitting on the charger and microwaved his bum

“23%” “Get Rekt”

Phil dumped his milkshake on the floor

They don’t have a tour dog

The Cupcake

“It’s my account I can say the s word” -Dan

“We’re in the backgrounds in a bunch of people’s vlogs” 

Rachel Ray/Roy 

They had to make tacos and drinks at creator summit

They were all put in different groups but somehow they were in the same group

They’re filming a new Undertale video today 

“Phil they’re not gonna kill you” “They’re gonna kill me!”

They couldn’t say Des Moines

“What’s MO”

Dan’s birthday show in Vegas 

They named someon’s cat Lit

Talked about unlucky things that happened today 

New Agar.io and Dil video soon 

“Phil’s quest for air con”

Phil cleaned up his milkshake mess

Phil did “YAS” cat

“I’ll be like Phil do you want a coffee and he’ll be like YAS”


Dan knows the whole “hey losers” video

Thomas Sanders also gets the seal of nice

“We’re now viners” -Phil

They named someone’s OG Log

Phil’s been okay with travel sickness

“Do you like the color copper?” “DO YOU LIKE THE COLOR COPPER?”

Phil got sick at Universal and threw up in the toilet at Dr. Seuss Land

The Niagara Falls ride was impromptu and they loved it

“Incredibly moist”

“It would be Applebee’s according to you” Dan to Phil about the 7 wonders of the world to 

“Take your laptop to the toilet” -Phil when someone said they had to pee

“Enter me Thom Yorke” -Dan

“I’m sure we can arrange that at some point” -Phil 

Talked about the border conversation

Simultaneous endings 

“You’re all beautiful individuals who deserve happiness in your life”

They’ll do another when they have time/working wifi

slavkokalegend  asked:

what happened in bra sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oooooh sit down there and grab a pillow bc this is a loooong story

we are having the car wash operation here since 2014 and it is really WILD. this operation lead to a lot of politicians being arrested, companies being accused of corruption and it is making a huge impact on our politics. a lot of people say that it is like a real life version of the netflix series “house of cards”, bc it is insane!

and yesterday we had one more chapter to this story! we have something called “delação premiada” where convicts accused of a crime can tell more stuff about what happened and give more evidence about it in exchange to a reduction in their sentence. so, yesterday, one of those accused guys, called Joesley Batista, owner of JBS, showed a video proof done in march of this year that our current president was telling a congressman to “deal with stuff about JBS”. after that, this congressman was caught receiving a bag filed with R$500,000. AND, after that, there was a video proof of Joesley telling Temer (our president) that he was giving a “monthly allowance” to two other congressman who were detained due the Car Wash Operation to be quiet in the prison and don’t tell anything, and after he says that, there is a shoot of our president saying “you gotta keep this promise, ok??”

so basically, we have CONFIRMED now that our president was doing illegal stuff, and this shook our political background like an earthquake bc that means he might not even finish his term - he might get impeached in a near future and a lot of other stuff might happen, and now the political crisis we were in ends up getting even more intense and nobody knows what could happen from now on

the markets already have answered to this scandal, with our stock market falling over 10% in only one day - the worst since october of 2008 - and also with the real devaluating almost 10% too in only one night - it rose from US$ 1 = R$3.13 to US$ 1 = R$3.40. basically this is one of the most severe days to the stock market since the international financial crisis of 2008

and well, how are we dealing with this? doing memes, of course! bc we are brazilians and we make memes to cope with those nasty and dirty politicians bc else i don’t know how we would be able to cope

everyone i know is a traveller, or an aspiring traveller at least. all back-packs and long hikes, half years working their way through europe, bodies gone brown from sun. i’m not much of a traveller. too easily bored. what’s interesting about architecture? i’d rather a body to move into. sometimes i think i write pretentious. i don’t mean to; i suppose it’s just what happens. but what i mean is, you know when people go to brazil or greece or nepal or venice? and then of course an album pops up on facebook titled ‘venice’. imagine that, but with people instead. ‘nora’ and then a hundred photographs of her messy bun, hair coming loose at the nape of her neck. ‘harry’ and then all these close-ups of beard stubble.
—  conversations to remember
Peter Parker x Stark Reader  So Your a Stark Pt.3

Originally posted by prettystucky

Peter’s P.O.V

Y/N and I decided to watch (insert favorite movie). We didn’t say a thing once the move started but for some reason my spider senses we’re going off. I looked at Y/N and she just blankly stared at the TV. I don’t think there is any real danger but there must be something going on with Y/N. She looks deep in though like she is deciding between life and death.

“Hey you ok there Y/N?”

“Yea….*sigh* No…. I don’t know”

“You wanna talk about it”

“Well Tony has been great you know trying to be a dad and all , it’s just that I feel that after I move in with him he will just toss me to the curve. I feel like he’s just putting on a good show for my grandparents , and then he will make him look good for the press and I just feel like he doesn’t actually care about me, that he only care how will I can boost up his image. I mean…… *sigh* Sorry I should stop. This isn’t your problem”

“ No it’s ok really. Do you really feel like Mr. Stark will do something like that I mean he has been spending so much time to get to know you for you. Most dad who find out that they have had a secret daughter usually freak out or go back into hiding. He wants to spend time with you I mean he missed so much already.”

I don’t know why but I started to record our conversation on my new watch Mr.Stark gave me but I feel like he needs to know how she feels about having him in her life.

“Listen if Mr.Stark didn’t care about you he wouldn’t be trying so hard to be in your life. I mean he wanted to take you to school and pick you up today. He wants to make up every year he’s missed, I mean who wouldn’t you’re amazing Y/N”

“You really think I’m amazing Pete?”

“ Yea I do. Not to ruin the moment and all but you should call Mr.Stark and tell him where you are it 9:00pm right now “

“Yea wouldn’t want him to kill you spiderling”


You got off Peters bed and went too grab your phone from your backpack next to the door. You just got you phone out when you turn back to Peter and see him all in shock.

“H-How… Where did you hear that from?”

“Come on Pete my dad is Tony Stark you really think I just thought you were one of this interns.”

“ What are you talking about I’m just his intern.”

“ Ok whatever you say Bug Boy……Hey dad …. Yea I know….. Time just flow by so fast….. What do you mean you’re not here where are you?…… Why are you in Brazil?….yea I’ll ask … yea see you later”

“ What happened? Why is he in Brazil?”

“ He said Avenger stuff and he wanted me to ask if it’s ok that I stay the night and that he will pick me up in the morning”

“ Umm yea I don’t think May would mind you know she loves you.”

“Thanks Pete… umm can I borrow a shirt please?”

“ Yea you can pick whichever one you want. I gonna call May and tell her what’s going on I’ll be back.”

The next morning

“So you’re telling me this is how they would sleep when her mother would let her sleep over? Don’t you think this is a bad thing?”

“Calm down Mr.Stark nothing has ever happened. I mean look at the they look so cute. You know I have always taken a picture of them whenever they would sleep over I have all of them plus some more of them when they were growing up, If you ever want to see them. Well see Y/N growing up.”

“ I would like that May thank you very much, why don’t you get them and I’ll wake her up and get her ready to go.”

“No let them sleep I can show you some videos I have from Y/N 6th birthday”

“Umm okay and are you sure they’re ok like this?”

“Yes they are, now come on I want to show you how Y/C/E her eyes we're”

anonymous asked:

Hi, I saw you answering a lot of questions about writing, and I thought ''what the hell?'' - so, I'm from Brazil, but my novel happens in California. And I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about how high school works over there, maybe the weather, if you know. Also holidays and school breaks and events, things like this. I know it's not really a writing question, but I'd really apreciate it. xoxo


I don’t live in California (although I wish I did) – my dad did when he was in his last two years of high school, but that was back in the 1980s, so undoubtedly things have changed a lot. However, my cousin was there when she was in sixth or seventh grade (she’s a junior in high school now, or will be this coming school year), so she should know. She lived in La Mesa and later moved to Poway – I’m fairly sure both cities are reasonably close to San Diego, which is important because I’ll use San Diego a lot when I talk about weather. She says that all the lockers and hallways were outdoors, and then her school actually had a school garden (although I’m not sure if a high school would do something like that). She says she also remembers a Gold Rush holiday – it was a schoolwide activity day based on the historical events of the 1848-1855 gold rush in California, and they did things like “digging for gold” (again, though, she was in about sixth grade, so I don’t know if a high school would do something similar or not).

As for the weather, it varies throughout California, so it depends on where in California your story is set. Northern California is colder than Southern California – San Diego is pleasant, keeps to a temperature of about fifty or sixty degrees year-round, and isn’t humid, but Yuma is desert-land, so it gets a lot hotter there. California’s a pretty big state, so for weather you’d have to narrow your area down; however, since California is, naturally, famous for its coastlines, I’m going to assume your setting is coastal. Coastal weather is as I’ve described it in San Diego: a nice sea breeze is constantly blowing in, it’s pleasantly cool (the type of weather for a light jacket), it gets foggy from time to time, and every now and then the Santa Anna winds will blow in from the east and the weather gets warmer by up to thirty degrees. And I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not (probably not), but California has been in a severe drought for about seven or eight years running, so it’s also pretty dry.

Also, just a sidenote, keep in mind that living in California is extremely expensive. Everything is off the charts: the housing market, gasoline, even basic utilities like water and electricity. Don’t get me started on food. Also, California is for the most part a very health-oriented state – a lot of people walk or own bikes and use them to get from place to place (possibly due to the exorbitant gas prices), and farmer’s markets and fresh produce are big over there.

I hope this helps! If you need anything else, please feel free to ask. - @authors-haven