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Old Dec 26, 10, 8:30 pm   #1
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Motion Passed: addition of Brazil Forum

Moved by bhatnasx and seconded by Cholula:

that the TalkBoard recommends the creation of a Brazil forum

This vote will close 9 Jan 2011
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Old Dec 26, 10, 9:00 pm   #2
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As I stated I would elsewhere, I have supported this proposal in the vote.

Last edited by Markie; Dec 26, 10 at 11:01 pm Reason: correct grammer
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Old Dec 26, 10, 9:15 pm   #3
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I have also voted in favor.

Long overdue IMO.
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Old Dec 26, 10, 10:00 pm   #4
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Two way up.
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Old Dec 26, 10, 11:51 pm   #5
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I also support the forum, though will wait a few days before voting to see if anyone has any compelling objections or better ideas.
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Old Dec 27, 10, 6:40 am   #6
  
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Thanks for the votes. When you pass this you'll be giving a great birthday present for Mrs. jbcarioca.
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Old Dec 27, 10, 8:19 am   #7
  
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Glad to see TB working in harmony on this issue. DL has just started non-stop service to Brazil out of DTW. Brazil definately needs their own rightful spot. Would be a nice place to be right now with this weather.
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Old Dec 28, 10, 3:38 am   #8
  
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Some info from an AP report on how Brazil has changed as Lula prepares to leave office:

"Since Silva’s first election in 2002, the middle class has grown by 29 million people — more than the population of Texas — creating a powerful new domestic consumer market. Another 20 million people — as many as in New York state — were pulled from poverty. The country that received a record $30 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund as it neared economic collapse in 2002 now lends money to the IMF, making up to $5 billion available for loans to other nations."

And also this:

"By the time Brazil hosts the Olympics, it is forecast to be the globe's fifth-largest economy, surpassing Italy, Britain and France."

Full report can be found at: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n7188460.shtml and many other news sites..
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Old Dec 29, 10, 10:36 am   #9
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I voted yes.

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Old Dec 30, 10, 7:11 am   #10
  
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I have voted "Abstain" on this issue. I was initially opposed to the forum but jbcarioca made a convincing case that unfortunately my travel/work schedule (and involuntary reroutings) during the voting period does not give me sufficient time to research. I am quite confident that there will be sufficient support from the other members to pass this vote without me.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 2:23 pm   #11
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I have also voted in favor.

Long overdue IMO.
I agree. I can see new Brazil Forums.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 2:26 pm   #12
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Motion passed

On 31 Dec 2010, the TalkBoard approved 8-0-1 the recommendation of the creation of a Brazil forum.

Voting yes: bhatnasx, Cholula, gleff, jackal, lucky9876coins, Markie, SkiAdcock, Spiff

Abstaining: B747-437B
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Old Dec 31, 10, 3:14 pm   #13
  
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Thanks very much to all of you. What a very nice present for the new year you have given us! Now what happens to make the forum a reality?
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Old Dec 31, 10, 3:20 pm   #14
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Thanks very much to all of you. What a very nice present for the new year you have given us! Now what happens to make the forum a reality?
Management will implement it, assuming they accept our recommendation.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 6:28 pm   #15
  
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Great news!
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