Wednesday, September 20, 2006

South America is the Shit

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called President Bush "the devil" at the U.N. General Assembly today.

"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Bush's address on Tuesday and making the sign of the cross. "He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world."

Chavez, who has joined Iran in opposing U.S. influence, accused Washington of "domination, exploitation and pillage of peoples of the world."

Hugo Chavez is my hero. Him and Gandhi.

Other exciting news is happening in Porto Nacional, Brazil. Farmers are being contracted by the government and some major corporations to grow castor beans, soybeans, palm oil and other crops for the purpose of developing biodiesel. Derived from animal fats or vegetable oils, this substitute for petroleum diesel is generating ten of millions of dollars from investors.

No country has been more successful at displacing fossil fuels with green energy than Brazil. Hammered by the oil shocks of the 1970s, the nation committed itself to developing a domestic ethanol industry to reduce its dependence on imported petroleum.

Will other countries follow Brazil's lead? Let's hope...

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