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Box 03-17-2018 06:40

Well, at least they are still being reported at the tops of the list for cheapest gas in the world at 0.01 US Dollars per liter.
https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/V...soline_prices/

Hooray for cheap Venezuelan gasoline !!!

Badger52 03-17-2018 06:41

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Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 641409)
"Of a possible 1,100 megawatts, we are only generating 150 right now," Energy Minister Luis Motta told reporters referring to the Fabricio Ojeda dam, in the western Andean state of Merida.

Bread-math becomes electrical-math.

exsquid 03-17-2018 20:49

Too bad gasoline is neither nutritious nor filling.

x/S

Team Sergeant 03-18-2018 09:48

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Originally Posted by exsquid (Post 641420)
Too bad gasoline is neither nutritious nor filling.

x/S

LOLOL

tonyz 03-18-2018 13:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by exsquid (Post 641420)
Too bad gasoline is neither nutritious nor filling.

x/S

But...it works great for commie helicopter rides...

bblhead672 03-18-2018 13:50

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Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 641430)
But...it works great for commie helicopter rides...

and molotov cocktails....

tonyz 03-18-2018 14:05

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Originally Posted by bblhead672 (Post 641433)
and molotov cocktails....

Absolutely !

And, in yet another teachable moment involving Commies for all to see...at one point Maduro outlawed private ownership of firearms !

...some time later, Maduro reversed himself and actually started issuing small arms ...but...only to his supporters...

Venezuela is a modern Petri dish in progress...

Badger52 07-27-2018 12:19

Hey, what about...?!?!
 
I'll admit; I pondered between cleaning patches as to whether to post this here or in Comedy Zone. Is this the opposite of just printing more money with Art Linkletter's portrait on it?

One Million Percent Inflation: Venezuela Removes Five Zeroes from Currency

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Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has removed five zeroes from the country’s bolivar currency amid inflation that is expected to reach one million percent by the end of the year.

The announcement comes two days after the International Monetary Fund predicted that Venezuela’s inflation would reach one million percent by the end of 2018. Maduro said the monetary conversion would spark “great revolutionary changes in the economy, which Venezuela demands.”

Such a measure is indicative of the unprecedented levels of inflation experienced by the bolivar currency, which has lost over 99.999 percent of its value since 2010 as a result of socialist economic policies started under Hugo Chávez that created a highly inefficient, nationalized economy.

At current exchange rates, one U.S. dollar is equivalent to 3.52 million bolivares, leading to a total collapse of people’s savings and livelihoods that has left large swathes of the population in desperate need of economic and humanitarian assistance.

Back in March, Maduro announced that the government would print money with three fewer zeros, although the plan was never carried out in full. He has also tried to solve the inflation crisis by repeatedly raising the country’s minimum wage, as well as releasing higher denomination bank notes to prevent people from thousands of banknotes to buy simple products.
Rest of the article here.

Damn, now I got David Gilmour's tremelo'd guitar licks & Roger Waters' voice in my head... better fire up the Strat.

Money, get away
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're
Giving none away, away, away

tom kelly 07-29-2018 14:15

VENEZUELA: Paradise Lost ?
 
I guess those "refugees" will be fleeing their homeland and heading up to the U S / Mexico border for Asylum in the U S A...I believe it is the goal of the Mexican Government to destabilize and destroy the U S A Now is the moment to attack the Narco-Terrorist state of Mexico & it's CRIMINAL Gov. about 200 cruise missiles dispersed around the cartel's drug operation centers would send the right message.... BY THE WAY WHERE IS THE UNITED NATIONS, still hiding in NYC living the good life. tom kelly

Box 07-29-2018 16:24

There is nothing wrong with Venezuela.

It is a well-governed socialist paradise performing as designed. Why would the UN ever want to declare a wonderful place like Venezuela a failed state?

Badger52 07-29-2018 18:05

Well, the UNHCR did send out a nice note asking other countries to play nice & do what the US seems to be doing.
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BOGOTA, Colombia

Amid the growing exodus of Venezuelans, the United Nations for the first time is asking the region to treat the population as “refugees” who are unable to go home — rather than mere economic migrants.

In a three-page report, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, also recommends that countries that have received Venezuelans not deport, expel or forcibly return them “in view of the current situation in Venezuela.”

In the document, titled “Guidance Note on the Outflow of Venezuelans,” the agency asks countries to guarantee Venezuelans residency and the right to work, even if they entered the country illegally or don’t have the proper identification papers.

The guidelines would seem to be a rebuke to neighboring Colombia, which has increasingly been deporting Venezuelans and restricting their entry.

Last month, Colombian immigration began requiring new Venezuelan arrivals to present passports — although that document has become difficult, if not impossible, for most people to obtain. New Venezuelan arrivals in Colombia have also been barred from getting work permits except under exceptional cases.

Those measures, Colombian authorities say, have decreased the number of Venezuelans entering the country on a daily basis by 30 percent.
(Nah, they're just headed a different direction.)

I'm with Box - the place, like a really bad old McNamara project, passes its gates & is functioning as intended.

tonyz 07-30-2018 07:11

Families fleeing a commie utopia...once again and again and again...ya don’t say.

Are the youngsters paying attention ?

Communism damn sure ain’t no safe space...hundreds of millions of shattered lives attest to that over the years.

Box 07-30-2018 21:22

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Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 644868)
Families fleeing a commie utopia...once again and again and again...ya don’t say.

Are the youngsters paying attention ?

Communism damn sure ain’t no safe space...hundreds of millions of shattered lives attest to that over the years.


It is because communism and socialism just haven't been administered properly...

if uncle bErnie, Felonia vonPantsuit, jimmy k1mmel, nAncy peLosi, and chucky shumer could run things, it would work just fine


dont you guys pay attention?


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