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It’s been i while i know. A lot of work going on so not much time to post. Besides that we are in a really different time here in Brasil. In the last two weeks a totally new kind of awakening is moving millions of Brasilians to protest. We realized we are totally fed up with our representatives. I’m talking about years of abuse. In a country where a teacher can makes as low as 600 US a month the average salary of a senator going around 30000 US. I’m talking about people being treated on the floors of the Er’s for the lack of beds and sometimes even needles and things like that. And with all this the government decides to host the fifa world cup here spending 28 billion US in infrastructure. This is more than what was spent in the last 3 cups altogether. Corruption. That’s why Brasilians are protesting. It’s a really pacific protest with some localized spots of vandalism. I guess when 2 million people go to the street all sort of individuals show up and not all have the same agendas. What is amazing me in all this is the coverage the nacional and international press is show of this protests. I just saw in tv the violence and depredation of these small groups. I guess this sells more newspapers. So i decided to show you friends some shots i took in the protests. I was there for 3 days and i saw no violence. Just complaints against absurd laws congress are voting like PEC 37 were police is prohibited to investigate members of the congress (yes…they are voting that right not). Complaints about the prices to build stadiums. Most importantly. It’s making the politics crazy. Normally most protests starts in a political party and people are called to action. In this case there are no parties. Parties even tried to appear and raise their flags but the people forced them to put the flags down so no party would benefit from the protest. It’s a really amazing show of democracy. And here are some shots….

Today i received the visit of an inspector. Usually that’s not a problem but sometimes you get one if these folks that are interested to do some quick cash no matter what. I can swear to you that i told the guy: “My things in the company are all in order” and he replied “it’s doesn’t matter. I can find i flaw somewhere” and for him not to look at a possible flaw it would cost some cash. I got really upset and i was wondering what i could do to solve this problem. What i realized is that the guilty one is the government. Too bureaucratic. There are so many little changes in laws everyday in all kinds of sectors and it’s impossible for the regular user to follow all this. So what can i do in a case like this? Or i pay the guy or i hire an attourney and decide to go against him in the court of law. It’s not that i’m a saint but i really decided to go the hard way and tomorrow i have an interview with the lawyer. I can’t accept that we have no say in these matters and whe should play the game as it is without questioning. The system is corrupt and there’s too many people taking money from the productive sector. It’s a bubble like all these bubbles that are exploding and soon it has to explode too. I’m not even talking about the moral issue here. I heard stories like this in many countries and i know this one is not specific from Brasil. I’m taking about the complexity of things in a society like ours and how easy it is for a person to feel like the inside of a Kafkian book like “The process”