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Team Sergeant 05-22-2016 09:52

Venezuela, a month left at best?
 
I give Venezuela 30 days before full blown anarchy. This is a good article, I'm surprised the progressive/socialist/communist "president" (dictator) has not clamped down on the media yet. I'm sure after the government starts killing it's own people that will happen.

I'm amazed that this is what half of "America" wants, a socialist government.

Anyone notice who's carrying the news on Venezuela? It ain't cnn, msnbc or even foxnews....... I'm guessing it's not a good idea to lead with a socialist catastrophe while an "American socialist hitlery clinton" is running for office.



Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170

Marc Burleigh
•May 20, 2016

Caracas (AFP) - If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a foreign credit card, the eye-watering cost might suggest they were in a city pricier than Tokyo or Zurich.

A hamburger sold for 1,700 Venezuelan bolivares is $170, or a 69,000-bolivar hotel room is $6,900 a night, based on the official rate of 10 bolivares for $1.

But of course no merchant is pricing at the official rate imposed under currency controls. It's the black market rate of 1,000 bolivares per dollar that's applied.

But for Venezuelans paid in hyperinflation-hit bolivares, and living in an economy relying on mostly imported goods or raw materials, conditions are unthinkably expensive.

Even for the middle class, most of it sliding into poverty, hamburgers and hotels are out-of-reach excesses.

"Everybody is knocked low," Michael Leal, a 34-year-old manager of an eyewear store in Caracas, told AFP. "We can't breathe."

- Shuttered stores -

In Chacao, a middle-class neighborhood in the capital, office workers lined up outside a nut store to buy the cheapest lunch they could afford. Nearby restaurants were all but empty.

cont:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuela...11.html?ref=gs

Pete 05-23-2016 17:58

First the beer
 
First the beer - and now Coca-Cola

Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/produc...213230031.html

"May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday.

Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.

Production of sugar-sweetened drinks has stopped, but output of diet drinks such as Coca-Cola light and other zero-sugar beverages continued, spokeswoman Kerry Tressler wrote by email. The local bottler, Coca-Cola Femsa SAB, said it would issue a statement later on Monday.

"Sugar suppliers in Venezuela have informed us that they will temporarily cease operations due to a lack of raw materials," Tressler added."

Pete 05-24-2016 10:12

Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent
 
Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

https://www.yahoo.com/news/price-cor...76.html?ref=gs

"Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent.

The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).

But late Monday the government's Superintendent of Fair Prices increased the price to 190 bolivares a kilo, or $19 at the government rate used for imports such as medicine and scarce food...."

And the hits just keep on coming.

Streck-Fu 05-24-2016 10:18

How you know you live in a failed system....

Quote:

Superintendent of Fair Prices

RomanCandle 05-24-2016 14:47

Scary thought is what happens to the rest of the world when the derivatives bubble bursts?

This could be all of us in short order.

Maple Flag 06-20-2016 13:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 609212)
I give Venezuela 30 days before full blown anarchy.

I like predictive analysis with a pretty well defined future state and a clear timeline, so I've been watching for this one after Team Sergeant made his prediction last month.

Solid call from what I read now at the 28 day mark!


Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

"CUMANÁ, Venezuela — With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger."

"In the last two weeks alone, more than 50 food riots, protests and mass looting have erupted around the country. Scores of businesses have been stripped bare or destroyed. At least five people have been killed.

This is precisely the Venezuela its leaders vowed to prevent."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/wo...tion.html?_r=0

Go Devil 06-20-2016 14:44

Think it will be any different here?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maple Flag (Post 610911)
I like predictive analysis with a pretty well defined future state and a clear timeline, so I've been watching for this one after Team Sergeant made his prediction last month.

Solid call from what I read now at the 28 day mark!


Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

"CUMANÁ, Venezuela — With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger."

"In the last two weeks alone, more than 50 food riots, protests and mass looting have erupted around the country. Scores of businesses have been stripped bare or destroyed. At least five people have been killed.

This is precisely the Venezuela its leaders vowed to prevent."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/wo...tion.html?_r=0


tonyz 06-20-2016 15:12

Venezuela and Brazil both failing.

Team Sergeant 06-20-2016 15:14

Soon, very soon, there will be a trigger event...... I'd say the "trigger" will come from the "government"..... but it's a 50/50 call.

I feel sorry for the poor folk there...... cause the "elite socialists/communists are eating very well.

Team Sergeant 06-20-2016 15:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 610919)
Venezuela and Brazil both failing.

Brazil is huge, needs more to fail before it falls into chaos. Which is not long if it continues down the corrupt socialist/communist path.

Badger52 06-20-2016 16:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 610922)
Brazil is huge, needs more to fail before it falls into chaos. Which is not long if it continues down the corrupt socialist/communist path.

From some reading I've done their previous prez had a pretty good model going & some success; Brazil was looked at as an example. Then came their current administration & no self-discipline on spending, or saving anything in the event of int'l market changes; kinda sounds familiar. (Their current prez is sidelined via impeachment.)

Now they're throwing people at trying to support the Olympics that they can't even pay...

I think you're right; they're not there yet but they are definitely on steep glide path.

tonyz 06-20-2016 16:49

Huge, with socialists/communists in high office...and running for President...are we still talking South America?

PSM 06-20-2016 18:22

Vin Scully nails it on-air during a Dodger's game: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/18/le...oadcast-video/

Pat

Team Sergeant 06-21-2016 07:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 610934)
Huge, with socialists/communists in high office...and running for President...are we still talking South America?

I agree, but unlike Brazil and Venezuela our military is sworn to defend the Constitution and not the president, senate or congress. While I believe the current socialist/muslim administration has the Department of Homeland Security , the DOJ, FBI, IRS, EPA etc. in their pocket by placing incompetent and spineless individuals in leadership roles, (who will say and do anything barry soetoro asks them to do like change, omit, delete the facts in an islamic terrorism attack), barry soetoro does not control the military.

In Central and South America's the corrupt socialist/communist leadership has full control and support of the military right up until their military leaders realize that the population has had enough and that their lives are now at stake because of the corrupt socialist/communist dictatorship. Then and only then will the SA military change sides and assist the "people" in ousting the current socialist/communist dictatorship and install a new corrupt socialist/communist dictatorship. Rinse and repeat.

Also, the people of SA lead hard lives, no EBT cards, no obama phones, in Central South America its work or starve. (Hence millions of them coming north). They are not going to put up with the socialist/communist corruption when their kids are starving. That's when they will revolt by the millions. Venezuela is days away from such a revolt and I'd bet barry soetoro's koran that the Venezuelan "leadership" has a plane sitting and ready to fly its "leaders" to Cuba as soon as the revolt begins. (Along with billions of Venezuelan gold.) This is socialism/communism , corrupt and brutal.

Here in the USA we tend to blame everything else instead of the real problem, socialism and corruption. We blame guns, hate speech, domestic terrorists, climate change, the EU, military industrial complex (WTF that is I'll never know), education, the wealthy, lack of diversity, lack of safe space, George Bush, micoaggression, assault weapons, we blame everything but the real problem, socialism.

The only reason barry soetoro and his incompetent followers do not attempt to nationalize the food industry, banking, airlines etc is because a few million patriots will say "NO" and say no with force. And IMO this is the real reason for the left-wing, socialist, progressive, communist grab for Americans guns, disarm the public and you control the sheep.

I do like the masked attempts at creating economic chaos in the American economy like the left-wing socialist democrats forcing the American banks make subprime low interest loans to individuals that didn't have a snowballs chance in hell to pay them back. This is how American socialism works, insidiously gnawing at the very fabric of a strong free society until it collapses under its own burdens, then blaming everything except what really brought us down.

IMO the only thing standing in the way of an "American Venezuela" is the patriots of this great country and the socialists/communists know it.

Food for thought, just imagine what life in "America" would be like if the United States Military acted like a South American military....... interesting no?

tonyz 06-21-2016 07:57

Great food for thought TS.

"IMO the only thing standing in the way of an "American Venezuela" is the patriots of this great country and the socialists/communists know it."

This sentence 'bout sums it up nicely for me.

The current presidential election may be the Nation's tipping point - certainly for the make up of The Supreme Court.

Back to Venezuela - they are in a socialist-made world-of-hurt - your observations are spot on.

Box 06-21-2016 09:00

Quote:

While I believe the current socialist/muslim administration has the Department of Homeland Security , the DOJ, FBI, IRS, EPA etc. in their pocket by placing incompetent and spineless individuals in leadership roles, (who will say and do anything barry soetoro asks them to do like change, omit, delete the facts in an islamic terrorism attack), barry soetoro does not control the military.
I am sorry but I would have to disagree with you. Barry most certainly DOES control the military.
Submitted for review: the last 7 years of cultural change championed by the CINC. From the repeal of DADT, to the expansion of women in direct combat roles, to the appointment of a Secretary of the Army that is quite vocal in his support of allowing transgender service members to serve openly.
...the deafening silence of senior military leaders speaking out publicly against social experimentation using the military as a petri dish signals to me that the POTUS is very MUCH in control of the military. Hell we even published some YouTube videos to explain why we were not even going to ASK for an exception to the women in service policy.

It only takes a brief look at the willingness of retirees like Clark, McChrystal, Petraeus, and others to jump on the anti-gun bandwagon before I start to think...
...even that republican Secretary of State that only seems to vote democrat paints a picture of senior leaders that are worried more about politics than the freedom of the people in his charge.
"yes, United States Military leaders ARE starting to act like a bit the South American military"

US militicians have been polishing their act for a generation now. I am afraid it will be hard for someone to convince me that the POTUS is NOT firmly in control of the military.


Just my two cents... I could be wrong.

Streck-Fu 06-21-2016 09:08

Quote:

I am sorry but I would have to disagree with you. Barry most certainly DOES control the military.
The dismissal of Mattis perfectly illustrates how senior leadership is chosen for compliance.

Badger52 06-21-2016 10:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 610963)
IMO the only thing standing in the way of an "American Venezuela" is the patriots of this great country and the socialists/communists know it.

+1 Thus, their perpetual efforts at our disarmament. Sigline quoted from Peregrino appropriate.

PRB 06-21-2016 11:21

I wonder how many millions of them will cross our southern border?

Team Sergeant 07-06-2016 12:10

Sean Penn And Other Hollywood Tools Bear Responsibility For Venezuela’s Condition
 
Good article concerning the hollywood elites and the socialist/communist murder they help commit. Amazing how the left-wing America media is now silent. I've neo heard of one hollywood elite assisting Venezuela.

Well done Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, and Naomi Campbell, I hope you all sleep well at night knowing Venezuela's poor are hungry because of your efforts.

Morons one and all.








Sean Penn And Other Hollywood Tools Bear Responsibility For Venezuela’s Condition
POSTED BY: ALEX DAVID MAY 16, 2016

Venezuela is about to collapse. The people there are starving. There are rumors that some are eating cats to survive. Protests and riots materialize every day. Stores ransacked. The country is in chaos.

American celebrities have power due to their popularity and a sizable audience. Some use this gift for great causes and purposes. Then there are boneheads like Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, and Naomi Campbell. These wealthy, pampered celebrities supported Hugo Chavez while he transformed Venezuela into an oppressive socialistic government model and they continue to support his replacement, the current President, Nicolas Maduro.

I do admit that they are great actors and entertainers, and I certainly do not begrudge their economic success. In fact, I applaud it. But they don’t. They openly criticize and abhor the capitalism that made them incredibly wealthy. Moreover, they believe that only a Socialist form of government can ensure true equality, “a sea of happiness” and a content citizenry. To wit, some of them traveled to Venezuela many times to support Hugo Chavez during the beginning of the run up to a Socialist government there. Sean Penn, notably, acted as an eager surrogate for Chavez, encouraging the people there to vote for the strongman.

Hugo is dead and gone now. When he died, his Hollywood fans wrote weepy words of sympathy and condolences.

Since the death of Chavez, his self-proclaimed “son,” President Nicolas Maduro, like a “mini-me”, has taken his place and has been enthusiastically continuing his “father’s” vision of a Socialist Utopia. Sean Penn was fully on board with Maduro, stating: “Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro.”

Now look at the country. The latest “Global Misery Index” which has been used for years to measure the level of misery one endures living in any of the 59 countries surveyed, has awarded Penn’s glittering country of Venezuela the winner and Grand Master Champion of misery. It beat top contenders like The Dominican Republic, The Palestinian Territory, and……Bangladesh. Congratulations!

Not content with being the Misery King, the country was also awarded the top spot in a Gallup Poll showing it to be the most dangerous, crime-ridden nightmarish hellhole on planet earth. Awesome!

To all those Hollywood celebrities who expressed their undying support and love, here’s a fun fact: their combined net worth is close to the annual GDP of their beloved country. Of course, I’m sure they won’t be donating any of their wealth anytime soon to the tormented and starving people who have to live in their version of Shangri-la.

These rich, arrogant Hollywood elites are culpable for the hellhole Venezuela has become. They helped sell, with their “star power,” the glory of a Socialistic Government to the citizenry of Venezuela.

Sean Penn and the other Hollywood supporters of Venezuela’s Socialist system should be dragged out of their McMansions and flown over, empty-handed, to Venezuela. Then forced to live as one of the oppressed citizens entrenched in the daily nightmare of life in the slums of Caracas.


http://politistick.com/sean-penn-hol...as-condition/#

Box 07-06-2016 12:36

...they should be packaged up and sent to Venezuela to live among the people

but they wont

hypocrites don't like peasant flavored kool-aid

mark46th 07-06-2016 19:39

I feel sorry for the poor folk there......" TS

I don't feel sorry for the people of Venezuela at all. They allowed this mess to happen, they can clean it up.

Hand 07-07-2016 09:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark46th (Post 612082)
I feel sorry for the poor folk there......" TS

I don't feel sorry for the people of Venezuela at all. They allowed this mess to happen, they can clean it up.

With all due respect, look at the mess our country is in, and by the same token, we allowed THIS mess to happen as well.

I think it's time for some freedom tree watering, and I fear that we will allow our rights and freedoms to be eroded past the point where anyone will have the will, arms, or supplies to affect more than a minor bump in the road to tyranny.

I hope I'm wrong though.

Team Sergeant 07-11-2016 08:19

Venezuela, A Corrupt Socialist Failure
 
Will not be long now. This is exactly what Hillary wants for America, complete failure due to socialist corruption. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Socialists, Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, and Naomi Campbell, are all eating caviar on $1000 dollar plates while the people of Venezuela starve.

The "trigger" event should happen soon. When it does the dictator Maduro and his henchmen will murder Venezuelans by the hundreds, maybe thousands and then flee to Cuba. It's coming.





In just 12 hours, more than 35K Venezuelans cross Colombian border to buy food, medicine
Published July 11, 2016/
EFE

Cucuta – In just 12 hours, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to buy food and medicines in the city of Cucuta, when the Venezuelan government agreed to opened border crossings for one day only.

People began crossing the Simon Bolivar international bridge at 5:00 a.m. to purchase products that are scarce in Venezuela.

"We're from here in San Antonio (and), honestly, we don't have any food to give our children, so I don't think it's fair that the border is still closed," a Venezuelan woman told EFE in Cucuta.

The woman, who preferred to not give her name, crossed the international bridge with her husband and children ages 5 and 2.

The border crossings between Tachira state and Norte de Santander province were closed on Aug. 19, 2015, by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who said he took the measure to fight smuggling and prevent members of paramilitary groups from entering Venezuela.

Maduro later ordered all crossings along the 1,378-mile border closed.



cont:
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/new...food-medicine/

Badger52 07-11-2016 10:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 612482)
Will not be long now. This is exactly what Hillary wants for America, complete failure due to socialist corruption. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Socialists, Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Oliver Stone, and Naomi Campbell, are all eating caviar on $1000 dollar plates while the people of Venezuela starve.

Fast-food money; they shell-out about $35K per for their little fund-raisers in support of the Empress-Wannabe while host George Looney pontificates there's too much money in politics.

They can live there (or try). Screw 'em.

tonyz 07-11-2016 12:18

Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food
BBC
July 10, 2106

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36759102


Venezuela police arrest 400 for looting in food shortage
BBC
June 16,2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36547300

mark46th 07-11-2016 15:53

A profiteer's dream. Wish I had a boatload of canned goods, toilet paper and diapers.

Pete 07-11-2016 20:06

Venezuela Seizes Local Kimberly-Clark Factory
 
Venezuela Seizes Local Kimberly-Clark Factory

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-0...-clark-factory

".....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.

"Kimberly-Clark will continue producing for all of the Venezuelans," Vera said in a televised statement from the factory surrounded by workers chanting pro-government slogans. That statement was not exactly true: former workers of the company would continue producing under the observation of government management. We doubt this "forced restructring" will survive more than a few months...."

"...workers chanting pro-government slogans...." You just can't fix stupid.

Sdiver 07-11-2016 21:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete (Post 612521)
"...workers chanting pro-government slogans...." You just can't fix stupid.

Sheep will continue to vote for and support the rancher who feeds them and then who eventually slaughters them.

Team Sergeant 07-12-2016 06:09

Quote:

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 ???

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.
----
Oddly silent: As Venezuela decays, Hollywood socialists and ‘first-world idealists’ bite their tongues

Quote:

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.
...
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

Quote:

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.
----
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.

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


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