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Team Sergeant 07-12-2016 06:09

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Originally Posted by Pete (Post 612521)
".....Labor Minister Owaldo Vera said Monday that the socialist government took the action at the request of the 971 workers at the factory that the company decided to shutter. The seizure follows a similar takeover from 2014 when Clorox announced it was closing its doors.

I'm thinking they have gone full commie/dictator. And seem to have the full backing of their "military".........

Going to get real interesting real quick.

Sdiver 07-12-2016 22:01

Could THIS be the spark ???

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Venezuelan president puts armed forces in charge of new food supply system

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro put the armed forces in charge of a new food supply system aimed at alleviating crippling shortages, ceding yet more power to a military apparatus that is already involved in everything from banking to imports.

The head of the armed forces, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, will be in charge of transporting and distributing basic products, controlling prices and stimulating production, according to a decree published Tuesday in the official gazette.

“All the ministries, all the ministers, all the state institutions are at the service and in absolute subordination” to Mr. Padrino’s so-called Great Sovereign Supply Mission, Mr. Maduro said in a televised address Monday night.

The elevation of Mr. Padrino makes him among the most powerful people in the socialist government, reducing the influence of Vice President Aristóbulo Istúriz, Industry Minister Miguel Pérez Abad and other ministers who held various economic roles.

“This is now a completely militarized government,” said Luis Manuel Esculpi, a security analyst in Caracas and former head of the armed forces commission in the congress. “The army is Maduro’s only source of authority.”

Since coming to power three years ago, Mr. Maduro has relied increasingly on the armed forces as a spiraling economic crisis pushed his approval ratings to record lows and food shortages led to lootings. Generals are already in charge of state companies importing the bulk of Venezuela’s food; they run the country’s largest bank, a television station and a state mining company.

The armed forces have swiftly repressed all opposition rallies as well as the food riots that flare up daily across the country.

“Maduro is giving the keys to Miraflores [presidential palace] over to a military leader who is unable to confront the economic crisis,” said opposition deputy Julio Borges. “What this means is more roadblocks, more corruption and less production.”

Fox news link with video ... http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07...ly-system.html


Box 07-13-2016 07:31

....you mother fuckers will eat what we tell you to eat


Maybe Darth Vader Ginsburg and Sean Penn should move to Venezuela

BryanK 07-13-2016 07:55

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Originally Posted by Sdiver (Post 612578)
Could THIS be the spark ???

Isn't this the same type of thing that led to Operation Gothic Serpent?

Team Sergeant 07-13-2016 11:23

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Originally Posted by BryanK (Post 612590)
Isn't this the same type of thing that led to Operation Gothic Serpent?

Venezuela is a 3rd world socialist/communist country.


Somalia is not even rated as a "civilized" nation. (The left-wing will say otherwise.)

tonyz 07-18-2016 21:20

Suffering under socialism continues.

123,000 VENEZUELANS CROSS BORDER SHOPPING FOR SCARCE FOOD

BY HANNAH DREIER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jul 17, 8:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela (AP) -- More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home.

It was the second weekend in a row that Venezuela's socialist government opened the long-closed border with Colombia, and by 6 a.m. Sunday, a line of would-be shoppers snaked through the entire town of San Antonio del Tachira. Some had traveled in chartered buses from cities 10 hours away.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...07-17-20-02-11

Badger52 07-19-2016 04:59

Guess none of the lofty-thinkers want to contemplate a 70-yr old woman hauling along her grand-daughter in a quest to acquire food.
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Oddly silent: As Venezuela decays, Hollywood socialists and ‘first-world idealists’ bite their tongues

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The tragic plight of Venezuela has become undeniable: its brand of socialist populism ruined its economy and society.

“Venezuela has become the world’s most visibly failing state,” Francisco Toro wrote in Vox. “It wasn’t supposed to go like this. Not so long ago, Venezuela’s socialist revolution attracted its share of fellow travelers — first-world idealists hungry for the next earthly utopia. Those folks are thin on the ground these days.”

Those first-world idealists have rarely admitted their mistakes. They run the gamut from economically illiterate journalists to Hollywood directors to the leader of the British Labour Party.
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The time for mockery of illogical policy in the name of “the people” and “anti-imperialism” passed long ago. Venezuela is a brutal reminder of national decay.
Non-MSM link about Hollywood ostriches

For the most part, crickets...

Team Sergeant 07-19-2016 10:15

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Originally Posted by Badger52 (Post 613177)
Guess none of the lofty-thinkers want to contemplate a 70-yr old woman hauling along her grand-daughter in a quest to acquire food.
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Oddly silent: As Venezuela decays, Hollywood socialists and ‘first-world idealists’ bite their tongues



Non-MSM link about Hollywood ostriches

For the most part, crickets...

We need a reporter like this guy to track down Sean Penn and ask him some pointy questions..........

Team Sergeant 07-30-2016 07:35

Socialists/communists know best!
 
Socialist/communist slave labor.......and sean penn approves!






Amnesty International criticizes Venezuela's 'forced labor' decree

By Andrew V. Pestan
CARACAS, Venezuela, July 29 (UPI) -- Amnesty International has slammed a recent "forced labor" decree by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that could draft public and private workers to increase food production.

At the end of last week, Maduro signed a decree that would give Venezuela's Ministry of Popular Power for Social Process of Work the ability to order any Venezuelan with the physical or technical capabilities to join a government effort to work in the agriculture sector for up to 120 days.

Venezuela is facing a deepening economic crisis in which basic goods, such as food, medicines and toiletries, are in short supply. Tens of thousands have traveled outside the country, mainly to Colombia, to restock supplies as store shelves and kitchen cupboards are nearly empty. Venezuela's farming association in June said only 25 percent of the country's agricultural land is being used to farm.

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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...2021469794834/

Tree Potato 07-30-2016 08:49

Once again PS is full of good info, so thanks for letting us guests enjoy the insights.

TS and others, do you see Venezuela headed toward Soviet style farm collectivation? Recalling the Holodomor, it foreshadows another leftist failure resulting in mass starvation.

Dusty 07-30-2016 09:04

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Originally Posted by Tree Potato (Post 614231)
Once again PS is full of good info, so thanks for letting us guests enjoy the insights.

TS and others, do you see Venezuela headed toward Soviet style farm collectivation? Recalling the Holodomor, it foreshadows another leftist failure resulting in mass starvation.

Leftist, rightist, whatever; it's SA. Expect political upheaval every few years.

Workin' down there was like surfin'.

Team Sergeant 07-30-2016 11:46

Insurgencies & Guerrilla Warfare
 
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Originally Posted by Tree Potato (Post 614231)
Once again PS is full of good info, so thanks for letting us guests enjoy the insights.

TS and others, do you see Venezuela headed toward Soviet style farm collectivation? Recalling the Holodomor, it foreshadows another leftist failure resulting in mass starvation.

Insurgencies & Guerrilla Warfare

You don't need to be a hollywood writer to finish this "story". This failed socialist/communist experiment will result in bloodshed, it always does. This has happened enough times that it brings up the insanity definition, doing the same experiment again and again and expecting a different outcome.

Except these days the world is watching so the Che/Castro communist takeover will not work. Soon a not too bright but brave individual will start verbally attacking the "people's government and President Nicolas Maduro. Conflict will ensue, the government will call the "protesters" criminals or terrorists and hunt them. They will hunt them right up until they become extremely powerful and have the full support of the "people". (Yeah, the same idiots that put President Nicolas Maduro in office in the first place.)

When that happens President Nicolas Maduro will leave the country on a fuelled and waiting Lear jet and take billions in Venezuelan money with him, probably to Cuba.

And I would not doubt that some of that socialist/communist money will find its way into the coffers of the American DNC.......... but that's another story.

Enjoy the show and stay out of Venezuela for the foreseeable future.

Team Sergeant 08-02-2016 12:08

Venezuela now? A full blown corrupt socialist dictatorship
 
Keep telling yourself this cannot happen in America. This is why Mr. Trump needs to win, this country will not survive another four years of socialist rule. Another few trillion dollars of taxpayers money wasted social justice programs will destroy this "nation".



'Socialist experiment' Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues


VENEZUELANS face 12-hour queues for food as the Latin American nation’s economic and political crisis has lead to a severe shortage of essential resources.

By JOE BARNES
PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Aug 2, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:22, Tue, Aug 2, 2016


A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside a supermarket as desperate Venezuelans waited for food.
Baying crowds shouted “We want to buy stuff!” as they grouped outside the store in the country’s capital, Caracas.

BBC journalist Vladimir Hernandez reports that many people approached him to say they had queued for 12 hours without being able to buy what they wanted.

In the short clip, the crew are warned by a demonstrator that they have been spotted by members of the Venezuelan army.
They are soon surrounded by soldiers as the crowd screams: “Let them film!”

Soldiers can then be heard saying: “Delete that video right now in front of me,” as the journalists are moved away from the demonstrations.


During his report on BBC Newsnight, the journalist said: “Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro faces an economic crisis unlike any Venezuela has seen before.

“The socialist experiment his predecessor Hugo Chavez began 17 years ago is failing, triggering massive food shortages and inflation.

“Maduro inherited Chavez’s socialist experiment but not the high oil prices that financed his public spending.
“There’s some food on sale but most people can’t afford to buy it. Venezuela has the highest inflation in the world and it’s hitting the poor the hardest.

“The government has made some staples like flour and rice available at pre-inflation pricesbut there is not enough to go round.”

President Nicolas Maduro took over three years ago after long-serving leader Hugo Chavez died.his popularity has plunged as many Venezuelans blamed their hunger on his economic mismanagement.

His popularity has plunged as many Venezuelans blamed their hunger on his economic mismanagement. However, the government blames it on an economic war being waged by speculators and foreign powers seeking a regime change in the country.

President Maduro’s official term ends in 2019, but a petition movement is pushing for a referendum to remove him from power early.

Jamaica is set to enter into an agreement with the Latin American country to provide food and medicine in exchange for paying off oil debts.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...r-delete-video

Streck-Fu 08-02-2016 14:22

Forced labor.... Venezuelan's are now slaves.

LINK

Now that Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is finally over, maybe he’ll have time to read the news from Venezuela, a country where Sanders’ proudly proclaimed “democratic socialist” ideas are in full flower. Venezuela’s latest innovation: slavery. Not rhetorical or metaphorical slavery, but actual we-own-you-and-you’ll-do-what-what-we-say involuntary servitude.

In an executive order that bypassed the muss and fuss of congressional approval, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro decreed that both public- and private-sector employees (that is, anybody at all) can be forced to work in farm fields for up to 60 days at a time — or longer, “if circumstances merit.”

If Maduro’s decree tells you something about how socialists define “democracy,” the problem it’s intended to address — the complete implosion of Venezuelan agriculture, to the point where millions of citizens have literally nothing to eat — tells you a lot about socialist economics.


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