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Noted in Passing: Brazilian Traffic Laws Are Lit

It’s now legal in Brazil to kill motorcycle thieves. Compilation video is outstanding.

HT: Venlet

Gerard Van der Leun // 1692 Mangrove Ave Apt: 379
Chico, CA 95926

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  • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 8:32 AM

    How does one say “fucked around and found out” in Portuguese? Vigilante justice is still justice—an up close and personal, in-your-face instant Karma.

  • ghostsniper August 10, 2022, 8:34 AM

    Soon, they will try to take trump out.
    I have extensive experience in perimeter guard and patrol, and I’m for rent.
    I’m also inexpensive and use my own equipment.
    But I do require payment daily in cash or silver.
    Long term lease possible with contract.

    • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 8:40 AM

      The elites will have no choice. But who will serve as their Brutus?

      • ghostsniper August 10, 2022, 9:02 AM

        Who served as their “Brutus” at Uvalda?
        There’s plenty of hollow heads running around out there that will step right up.

        • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 2:33 PM

          The 3-letter agencies have an entire legion of drug addled wind-up toys ready to go.

          • ghostsniper August 11, 2022, 4:12 AM

            Wind-up toys. I like that.

  • wildman August 10, 2022, 9:08 AM

    coming soon to the usa. cant wait.

    • ghostsniper August 11, 2022, 4:14 AM

      Careful what you wish for.
      Next year you might be wishing it was last year.
      They keep getting worse, and the gov’t grows and grows and grows.

  • Gordon Scott August 10, 2022, 10:06 AM

    Justice delayed is justice denied.

  • Denny August 10, 2022, 10:17 AM

    How about a $5 bounty for rioters here?
    All the fun would end for Antifa and BLM with the very first bullet, – and they
    would have all kinds of time to repaint downtown Portland.

    • Dirk August 10, 2022, 7:20 PM

      The street thugs, are nothing more then useful idiots. Those communist elites are using these fools as cover, what they don’t seem to grasp is,,,,,, it works both way. Guerrilla’s hiding amongst the people.

      When are we going to start posting names, pics and addresses of the left? More importantly their documented leadership?

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) August 10, 2022, 11:36 AM

    I just watched the video. Three times. I laughed harder each time. Am I the baddie?

    • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 2:39 PM

      I watched in at least 10 times, laughing all the way. We’re both baddies.

      Think I’ll watch it again.

      • Snakepit Kansas August 10, 2022, 7:22 PM

        Truthfully, I drove all over metro-Manila and out in the provinces for two years while in the PI. I thought I had seen the craziest driving in the world. Nope. This video trumps it.

  • Gagdad Bob August 10, 2022, 12:11 PM


  • Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick August 10, 2022, 12:20 PM

    Man those guys aren’t missing, hitting perps center mass. One shot sometimes two kills. No stray rounds. Lot of pent up rage right there. I see a market for special bump-off-ers. Front and rear.

  • Gordon Scott August 10, 2022, 1:24 PM

    There are devices, colloquially known as deerslayers, that pickup owners have in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is a cage for the front of the truck designed to take the impact of a deer and transfer the force to the frame, or something like that. They are supposed to be effective.

  • captflee August 10, 2022, 1:56 PM

    My last time in Brasil was a few years after the restoration of the manifold blessings of civilian rule, so things didn’t seem nearly as festive as shown here, though there were some bus robberies, stagecoach style, but whatever number of cruzado/cruzeiros such effort would net would seem a poor investment of time and energy. Perhaps they made it up in volume.

    Nighttime forays in the autos of locals were interesting. It was apparently worth one’s life to stop at a stop sign or light after dark. Driving at any point then was a trip, that being the time of Piquet and Senna, with all and sundry doing their best imitation thereof when behind the wheel. Any contact with the police, civil or MP, early on involved handing over cash, irrespective of whether one was victim or perpetrator. I often pondered the fate awaiting the dwindling middle class fathers who, having toiled mightily and scrimped amid a time of 550% inflation, flew their broods north to Mickey Mouse, ran a stoplight, and were pulled over by a Florida LEO.

    Brasil is the country of the future, and always will be. Of course, given our present trajectory, ending up like them is looking a tad optimistic.

    • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 2:47 PM

      I wandered around Leblon and Copacabana beaches many times. I usually had a fetching Carioca in tow who knew what was up and so I was more or less immune to the rampant crime.

      Rio: the music, the ocean, the beach volleyball, the caipirinhas, and the skimpiest bikinis I ever saw.

      And then there were the favelas, whose denizens prowled about at night.

      • ghostsniper August 10, 2022, 5:44 PM

        Jeez Mike, you sent me to the dictionary 3 times with that one!

    • ThisIsNotNutella August 10, 2022, 5:04 PM

      Nothing warms the heart like watching well-deserved vigilante justice.

      *Bits* of Brasil could easily be — and alas always will be — the Country of the Future… e.g. Minas Gerais or Paraná. Places where there aren’t many Blacks, Indians, Pardos and plenty of folks who look Just Like Us.

      Argentina is more of an embarrassment to a self-respecting Caucasian — take the dregs of Spanish Galicia and the scum of Naples and parts further South and what do you get? Apart from Piazzolla, Steaks, and Borges, not much at all.

      • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 5:14 PM

        I lived in Argentina for 10 years. Her ruling elites are some of the most despicable and parasitical to be found in History. All South Americans hate the guts of the Argentine—and for good cause.

        Sure, Borges—“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” and all that. But the landscape is remarkable around Bariloche. It is not enough to redeem the entire nation, but it is a start.

        I have not mentioned the Argentine women. Long black hair, subservient, great cooks, look great in leather boots.

        • ghostsniper August 10, 2022, 5:48 PM

          I want to visit Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego.
          They have harkened to me for a long time, maybe 40 years or more.

          • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 7:19 PM

            Ghost: All worth a visit. But the Chilean island of Navarino is in the area, and is wild beyond belief. You can earn $50 a head for each beaver you kill.

            • Vanderleun August 11, 2022, 9:27 AM

              Stop with the straight lines already.

        • ThisIsNotNutella August 10, 2022, 5:54 PM

          Wow… Knew nothing about Bariloche and environs and just looked it up. Some proper Caspar David Friedrich worthy terrain. Can see why the Mid-Century fanciers of Bergfilme (amongst other things) gravitated there after things got too hot in Europe.

          In fairness, I forgot to give the Argies credit for their wines, too.

          Come Hither Boots doubleplusgood.

          • Mike Austin August 10, 2022, 7:23 PM

            Many Nazis took up residence in Bariloche after the unpleasantness of 1945. Best chocolate on earth, excellent backpacking…and the women. Enough said.

            The best Argentine wines come from Mendoza. Try the excellent table wine Valmont. Chilean wines are good as well, but only the reds. The whites are undrinkable.

  • Joel August 10, 2022, 5:50 PM

    Hm. Factchecker consensus seems to be that it is not in fact legal in Brazil to kill motorcycle thieves. So when in Brazil, don’t get caught doing that.

    But yes, fun video. In concept at least: Also cringemaking, because I lost a leg just like the guy with the floppy leg, so thanks for the memories.

  • ThisIsNotNutella August 10, 2022, 6:04 PM

    Since we’re on the topic of Brasil, what is the availability of canned corned beef (nearly all of it comes from Brazil) in your local USA supermarkets? Is it still there? Has it disappeared from the shelves?

    I’m asking because I bought insane amounts of it during the Hong Kong Protests from mid-2019 and then during early phase of Covid Insanity when had concerns about curfews, then lockdowns and supply chain disruptions. I find now that there’s pretty much none to be had in Hong Kong. This while it’s currently possible to buy pretty much any other supermarket product from anywhere on earth here.

    Could just be that the locals in Hong Kong in stock up prepper mode prefer spam and luncheon meats which I see plenty of on the shelves… Or maybe the US Preppers are hoovering it all up. Or has something gone awry with the Brazilian beef industry in the last few year? I wonder.

    This unexplained absence is negatively impacting my attempt to acquire CJD without having to resort to cannibalism.

    Unrelated but Related: A few years back I was stunned and thrilled to discover that Fray Bentos is a Place.

    • ghostsniper August 10, 2022, 6:58 PM

      Don’t know about lately but last year I bought a dozen cans and still have about 10 in the larder. I just didn’t like the stuff. The flavor didn’t do it for me and I’m not a picky ass. The brand was Libby.
      Strangely enough they make a corned beef hash in a can and I really like that stuff. Meat and tiny diced potatoes and light spices. Don’t remember what the brand is for the canned stuff. Same company makes a roast beef hash and I like it too. Just looked it up, the brand for the corned beef hash and roast beef hash is Hormel – the chili folks.

      • ThisIsNotNutella August 10, 2022, 7:57 PM

        Thanks for the data point. Yep.. Libby’s is the brand I mostly bought when it was still available here. Just went and checked my remaining stocks. Agree it’s not much fun to eat by itself. I like old style cans like these and sardine tins where you have to open them with a key. Takes me back.

        Nascent China Shill that I am, I just can’t quite bring myself to buy Chinese canned meat products.

  • Dirk August 10, 2022, 7:27 PM

    Taste is important, Calories are a must.