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2006 August | John Baeyens

From the monthly archives:

August 2006

GDP: 100-75=25

August 31, 2006

I had lunch with Ana who pointed me to the heavyweight of Brazil as an economical power. Brazil is big, and Brazil is rich; admitted. But let us open our eyes and have a look at reality. Brazil is only on the eleventh place of the GDP ranking. Belgium features on the 17th place. Brazil […]

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Room to Read

August 31, 2006

I always envy entrepeneurs who make the time to commit themselves to a social venture. My befriended Brazilian compadre Michael is one of those rare people. He helped building Room to Read, a social venture with the missing to bring literacy to the nearly 1 billion people out there who can neither read nor write. […]

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The Last Resort

August 31, 2006

You might have heared his Remixes and have realised Trentemoller features high on my appreciation list.   Mark next October 6th in your agendas.

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Masturbating Google

August 30, 2006

I’m receiving some shallow comments of Brazilians stating that the arguments of Google Inc. for not providing information of the more then 9.000 ‘criminal’ cases against Google don’t hold water.  They claim that Brazil has the same laws as the American Civil Rights Act protecting possible minorities.  Please let me know the law numbers, I’m not aware of […]

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links for 2006-08-30

August 30, 2006

Skeleton of rare prehistoric mammal in Rio

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Bring a good suitcase when you visit us in Rio

August 29, 2006

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Google Brazil

August 29, 2006

The Orkut story is heating up in Brazil.  Minutes after I posted the story, Google Inc was on it.  However, the Brazilian Feds are attacking Google Brazil and refusing to talk to Google US, where the servers are actually based. Brazilians truly see the devil in Orkut because they refuse to release data of their customers.  […]

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