O Caso Paraguai
The Paraguay Affair

What I say in the video above is this:   It is amazing how unashamed these countries of the so-called Latrine American left are. When Paraguay, acting strictly under constitutional principles, decided to oust that degenerated, pedophile Catholic bishop who pretended to govern his country, everyone was quick and unanimous in calling the situation a coup. They also were quick to suggest Paraguay’s suspension of Mercosur – a group of losers which hasn’t really meant anything up until now. Well, as soon as Paraguay was placed outside the radar, came the announcement of buffoon Chavez’s Venezuela entry in Mercosur. It is curious to remember, at this juncture, that Venezuela had not been admitted to Mercosur until now exactly because Paraguay was blocking it. In other words, those who cried foul at the start ended up doing the dirty work. It seems that this stupid Latrine American left thinks that everyone around here has no memory at all.

Augusto Nunes, Leitura Obrigatória
Augusto Nunes – Mandatory Reading

O único problema são os vizinhos

É hora de desenhar.

Invocando uma cláusula do regulamento interno que prevê o afastamento do síndico por mau desempenho, o conselho de condôminos de um prédio decidiu quase por unanimidade demitir o ocupante do cargo e substituí-lo pelo subsíndico. Uns poucos descontentes , que se solidarizaram por algumas horas com o demitido. A imensa maioria dos moradores aprovou a decisão, os demais encararam a mudança com indiferença.

Tudo foi resolvido entre os diretamente interessados no assunto. Nenhuma das normas em vigor foi violada, não se registraram interferências indevidas. Ninguém chamou a polícia, os responsáveis pela segurança do edifício continuaram em seus lugares, nenhuma farda apareceu. O antigo síndico declarou-se conformado com a perda do emprego, a vida retomou seu curso. As coisas já estariam inteiramente normalizadas se os brigões da vizinhança não tivessem decidido intrometer-se na história.

A administradora do arranha-céu ao lado, que não dá um pio sobre as bandalheiras no quintal ou no resto da rua e finge não enxergar os abusos nos cortiços alugados por amigos, acha que nenhum prédio pode resolver problemas em dois dias. A viúva que vive tentando fechar a banca de jornais acha que houve um golpe. O dono da loja de botijões de gás, que vive alterando as regras do contrato para renovar o aluguel em condições vantajosas, acha que o fornecimento deve ser suspenso.

O dono do mafuá que abriga incontáveis traficantes de drogas acha que a solução aprovada pela assembléia do condomínio foi ilegal. O bando de intrometidos acha que os moradores do edifício que mudou de síndico devem ser excluídos do clube que reúne os habitantes da quadra. Já ensaiando para conviver com os muitos filhos que mal conhece, o homem devolvido ao lar começa a achar que tem chances de recuperar o emprego.

Como o Paraguai, o único problema que esse prédio tem são os vizinhos.

(Fonte: Site da revista Veja)

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The only problem is the neighbors

“It’s time to draw.

By invoking an article of the rules which determine the removal from the job of a building manager for his bad performance, the board of tenants has decided almost unanimously to fire that manager and replace him with his deputy. A few became dissatisfied with the decision, and showed solidarity with the fired manager for a few hours. The overwhelming majority of the tenants approved the decision, and the rest just shrugged with indifference.

Everything was resolved directly among the interested parties on the subject. None of the standing rules was violated, there were no undue interferences. No one called the police, the people responsible for the security of the building remained at their posts, no one wearing a uniform showed up. The old manager stated he agreed with the loss of his job, and life retook its normal course. Things would be completely normal if the neighborhood bullies didn’t decide to poke their noses on the affair.

The woman who manages the skyscraper by the condo’s side and is used to being absolutely silent regarding anything going on in the backyard or on the  whole street, as a matter of fact, and who pretends to be blind to the abuses in the other slums rented by friends, decided to think that no building can solve its own problems in only two days. The widow who is always trying to shut the newsstand down thinks there was a coup. The butane gas store owner, who keeps changing the contract in order to renew the rent under better terms, thinks the supply should be suspended.

The owner of the shack who is a home to a number of drug traffickers believes that the solution approved by the condo assembly was illegal. The gang of nosy neighbors also think that the tenants of the building who has changed its manager should be excluded from the club that gathers everyone living in that neighborhood. On the other hand, while trying to live with many of the kids he barely knows, the former manager sent back home begins to believe that he has a chance of getting his job back.

Just like Paraguay, the only problem this building has is its neighbors.” 

(Source: Veja magazine’s site)