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posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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The Most Isolated Man on the Planet


He's alone in the Brazilian Amazon, but for how long?


The most isolated man on the planet will spend tonight inside a leafy
palm-thatch hut in the Brazilian Amazon. As always, insects will darn the air.
Spider monkeys will patrol the treetops. Wild pigs will root in the undergrowth.
And the man will remain a quietly anonymous fixture of the landscape,
camouflaged to the point of near invisibility.



He's an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he's the
last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. In 2007, with ranching and logging
closing in quickly on all sides, government officials declared a 31-square-
mile area around him off-limits to trespassing and development. It's meant
to be a safe zone. He's still in there. Alone.


www.slate.com...




posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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wow, what a story !!!
The last of your kind
and nowhere to go.
31 mile cushion protection
zone on all sides.

Question: How do they know all this
stuff about him if they've never contacted him???



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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This guys seems to have had a lot of adventures in his life. Kind of weird he's the only one left and Brazil does not want no one near him. That's like if there was one Amish person left and they did not want anyone going near that person.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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That's pretty hard to fathom that the last of anything is roaming around that place.


How cool would that be if he ran into a lone female survivor of another tribe..? Or maybe they could hold a lottery amongst the more lonely of the female gender and drop off the winner.





I know - but I'm just sayin'...



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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I was just thinking how this guy would react
to seeing a computer screen or a cell phone?
I can't imagine being this isolated from society.
And he lives by the rule of the jungle. Survive
or die. Get your own food or you starve.
It's amazing to me


From what I read of the article,
the gov did try to make contact
with him and an agent wound up
with an arrow in his chest.

I guess that means visitors are not welcome.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Flag and star from me.


That's pretty deep. Memories and history will fade out when he does.

'Tear drops in the rain.'



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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It's amazing to me





All jokes aside, it truly is amazing...


When we would go to the field and train, we had it rough, but we still had items that made that easier to get through - such as canned food and soda hidden in the ruck...radio, cell, ect.


This guy, is doing it entirely on his own and with more than likely quite rudimentary tools - though the agent with an arrow in his chest will tell you there is nothing rudimentary about them at all.





Good stuff dude...



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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I think it's fascinating, he knows that they, we, are out there, but he doesn't seem at all curious. He in comparison to us, materially, would seem to have so little, yet we're the ones desperate to know about him and his world. He is seemingly complete in his world and feels no urge to look out.

Absolutely fascinating. Star and flag from me.




posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Wow , what a remarkable and yet sad story .

Can't even begin to imagine how it would feel to be the last survivor .

I applaud Brazil for leaving him alone , although that hasn't always been the case , according to the story .

The five-foot hole in the middle of his hut is fascinating . Anyone have a take on that ?

Good post boondock .



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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ur right

I bet this guy has no idea what canned food
or soda pop is. Maybe he doesn't wanna know
or maybe he's the lucky one being untainted
by society. Seems as though he wants to
keep it like that. And in a way, I don't blame him.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
Question: How do they know all this
stuff about him if they've never contacted him???


Read the full article, they have:


Eventually, the agents found the man. He was unclothed, appeared to be in his mid-30s (he's now in his late 40, give or take a few years), and always armed with a bow-and-arrow. Their encounters fell into a well-worn pattern: tense standoffs, ending in frustration or tragedy. On one occasion, the Indian delivered a clear message to one agent who pushed the attempts at contact too far: an arrow to the chest.
- From OP source.

Really interesting story though. I say leave him alone. What is the best they can hope for by 'contacting' him - apart from an arrow in the chest of course.

He's a mystery, and quite frankly, I'd like to see him stay that way



[edit on 20/8/10 by LiveForever8]


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posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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When I read this I was overwhelmed by a strange feeling that somehow this man is incredibly important to all of us.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8
Read the full article, they have:

lol
well maybe I chose the wrong word to use.
I should have used communicate instead
of contact. As I don't consider skirmishes
in the forest to be communication. Just
harassment.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by Arkady
When I read this I was overwhelmed by a strange feeling that somehow this man is incredibly important to all of us.

can you elaborate a lil more.
I'm curious now



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Not really. It was just a wierd sensation that somehow he's important.
I don't really know, I'm not the sort of person that experiences 'strange feelings'.
Seriously check out my posts, for the most part I'm an overtly hostile skeptical dick but this story is just making me feel wierd.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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He sounds like a Big Raging Loner...

A tragic yet beautiful story. Speaking to this man would probably be the closest experience to contact with an alien species.

I suppose one day there will be someone like him who is the very last of the human race.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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Can you imagine how upset he would be if he found out that he's entitled to free food given to him and a free education given to him and free healthcare given to him and free housing given to him and...

[edit on 20-8-2010 by Kaiju]



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Kaiju
Can you imagine how upset he would be if he found out that he's entitled to free food and free education and free healthcare and free housing and...

has a tax lein on the property for taxes
unpaid for the last 40 years

hahahaha

hey if he gets the goodies
he gets the taxes too



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Maybe the Brazilian government could send a female agent to check him out. He might like that. But just in case, she should wear a kevlar vest under her blouse.

S&F for this find!



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
Speaking to this man would probably be the closest experience to contact with an alien species.

I suppose one day there will be someone like him who is the very last of the human race.

yep, I would agree on both counts.
I bet we could learn more from him
than he would learn from us.

I just wonder what language he would speak.
I guess nobody knows currently.





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