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Old 06-22-2016, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Brazilians shot and killed their own Olympic mascot

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Here we go again: A jaguar that was brought out during an Olympic torch event earlier this week was shot and killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers. The local Games organizing committee is now investigating the incident, but animal welfare advocates say the big cat should never have been there in the first place.

The 17-year-old jaguar, named Juma, made an appearance at an event on Monday to commemorate the passing of the Olympic torch in Manus, the largest city in the Brazilian Amazon. She was photographed in chains alongside assault rifle-wielding soldiers and a runner holding a torch.


Following the event, Juma was taken to a zoo that’s part of a military base in the city. She apparently escaped an enclosure but was not at risk of leaving the confines of the zoo. Military officials said Juma was hit with four tranquilizer darts, but they didn’t slow her down. Once the cat turned on a veterinarian, a soldier was forced to take her down with bullets.

“It escaped and ran off as it was being moved from one area to another in the zoo,” Colonel Luiz Gustavo Evelyn told the press. “To protect the handler, it was sacrificed.”


What the hell was a jaguar doing at an Olympic torch event, you ask? Well, a jaguar named Ginga happens to be the official mascot of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The local Games organizing committee obviously thought it would be cute to trot out an actual jaguar for a public event—an idea that has now led to the death of an animal that had been raised in captivity since it was cub.

The Games organizing committee said it was “saddened by the outcome,” and apologized for the incident saying it was a mistake “to allow the Olympic torch, symbol of peace and unity among peoples, to be displayed next to a chained wild animal.” An investigation is now underway. Animal rights groups have already lashed out at the committee, saying “captivity puts animal and human lives at risk.”




Nothing sums up this Olympics more perfectly then Brazil killing it's own mascot. what a clusterfvck this has been. Olympians getting mugged at gunpoint, athletes competing in sewage water, infrastructure literally falling apart, venues still not completed, and of course zika.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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The Olympics are way too commercialized. Just have the athletes go and compete. Report the results on the news. These elaborate spectacles are so corny and stupid and costly and dangerous. And why do people even watch the Olympics? If you dont care about high diving and javelin throw and ice skating relays for three years and 11 months at a time, why do you suddenly care about it every four years?

I just dont get it. It's such a forced event. The interest in it seems so forced. Enough with the Olympics already.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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Don't worry: the US will look just like Brazil in about 50 years or so.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:19 AM   #5
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Nothing sums up this Olympics more perfectly then Brazil killing it's own mascot. what a clusterfvck this has been. Olympians getting mugged at gunpoint, athletes competing in sewage water, infrastructure literally falling apart, venues still not completed, and of course zika.
and with their recession, crime has skyrocketed. now an army of thieves and street people are licking their chops, waiting for the tourists to roll in.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:29 PM   #6
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RIP beautiful kitty.

The Brazilians democratically elected these boneheads in to office. They are all partially responsible for this shit they have dug themselves in to.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:31 PM   #7
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The Olympics are way too commercialized. Just have the athletes go and compete. Report the results on the news. These elaborate spectacles are so corny and stupid and costly and dangerous. And why do people even watch the Olympics? If you dont care about high diving and javelin throw and ice skating relays for three years and 11 months at a time, why do you suddenly care about it every four years?

I just dont get it. It's such a forced event. The interest in it seems so forced. Enough with the Olympics already.


Mr. Abstract Genius apparently doesn't GET the fact that most of the motivation for all this is dollar and currency driven

Don't you get that pretty much all elaborate displays of any kind are motivated by business and finding ways to make various companies and individuals more income?

Companies serve up entertainment and milk it to the most dramatic degree because humans continue to seek it out and support the efforts with viewership, merchandise, travel and all things related to being a patron of sports and entertainment.

Not that complicated.

Countries that host the Olympics, Super Bowl and every other high profile event don't rejoice the way they do simply out of nationalistic/ city pride after all.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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Don't worry: the US will look just like Brazil in about 50 years or so.
Half the posters here will be dead by then Nostradamus.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:10 PM   #9
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Mr. Abstract Genius apparently doesn't GET the fact that most of the motivation for all this is dollar and currency driven

Don't you get that pretty much all elaborate displays of any kind are motivated by business and finding ways to make various companies and individuals more income?

Companies serve up entertainment and milk it to the most dramatic degree because humans continue to seek it out and support the efforts with viewership, merchandise, travel and all things related to being a patron of sports and entertainment.

Not that complicated.

Countries that host the Olympics, Super Bowl and every other high profile event don't rejoice the way they do simply out of nationalistic/ city pride after all.


Wow, bro, is that really how it works????? Thanks so much for clarifying!!! You are an absolute pandora's box of sagacity.

Except that I meant I dont understand the interest that viewers have, and was abundantly clear on that in my post. Not that I dont understand the interest of corrupt governments, the IOC, networks, sponsors, and facilitators.

But thanks for jumping in and deconstructing the whole mystery with such distinct illuminative precision. Your quiver is endlessly stocked full of pithy poignancy. Youre a real marksman.

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Old 06-22-2016, 01:18 PM   #10
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I know right?

Crazy how one can claim to NOT GET such basic ideas.

Humans seek out spectacle and flashy displays of entertainment and it reflects on gaudy attempts at marketing and promotion.

This has only been the case for oh, basically our species' entire history.

I pray one day you can comprehend such novel traits of our produced stimuli
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:27 PM   #11
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Half the posters here will be dead by then Nostradamus.
And that's the exact attitude that is leading us there. A short-term outlook combined with profound ignorance as regards the things that make a civilisation successful in the first place. If all you care about is keeping things chugging along until YOU yourself drop dead, well, if that isn't the worst kind of selfishness imaginable...

No care for continuity and preservation, no concern for the kind of world your kids are going to be handed down as a result of your own self-indulgence. No doubt your grandchildren will be scurrying around dehumanising urban slums begging for a pittance from some Chinese tourists. But it doesn't concern you, right?

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Old 06-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #12
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Who's idea was it to give Brazil the Olympics? You'd think they would pick a country that was stable, that doesn't have a alarming crime rate, disease in the water(sewage) and air (zika)...(hiv is really high there) and is already corrupt to begin with.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:53 PM   #13
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They choose Olympic hosts a few years in advance.

A lot of fckery can transpire in that time.

Some of the problems have persisted over a long time but they didn't stop Rio from getting the World Cup a couple years ago either
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:17 PM   #14
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They just need to declare some territory in the middle of the world with seasons to be Olympia and we can just go there every 2 years instead of building billions worth of stadiums in a new country every 2 years that never get used again.
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Nothing sums up this Olympics more perfectly then Brazil killing it's own mascot. what a clusterfvck this has been. Olympians getting mugged at gunpoint, athletes competing in sewage water, infrastructure literally falling apart, venues still not completed, and of course zika.
WHAT KIND OF VIDEO/CAMERA EQUIPMENT ARE THEY USING? WTF IS THAT 240P? I HAVE BETTER LOOKING VHS'S
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