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Badger52 08-02-2016 14:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Streck-Fu (Post 614471)
...Venezuela, a country where Sanders’ proudly proclaimed “democratic socialist” ideas are in full flower.

My wife has taught me that dead/dying blossoms need to be plucked off to allow new growth.

Box 08-02-2016 15:22

That shit could never happen here; aMEricans are too well informed to fall for that kind of political shenanigans
...plus, slavery was abolished with the passage of the 13th amendment

Peregrino 08-02-2016 19:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy L-bach (Post 614475)
That shit could never happen here; aMEricans are too well informed to fall for that kind of political shenanigans
...plus, slavery was abolished with the passage of the 13th amendment

Fixed it for you.

Box 08-02-2016 20:15

...ok
so maybe there was a tad of sarcasm in that post.


but still...

Team Sergeant 08-02-2016 23:31

Should not be long now, they're eating the zoo animals.......
 
Should not be long now, they're eating the zoo animals.......

This "Hope and Change" Venezuela. This is progressive socialism nothing but socialist corruption that destroyed Venezuela. This is what Americans now want, progressive socialism.




Crisis hits Venezuela's main zoo, where 50 animals have died of malnutrition this year

By Franz von Bergen/
Published August 02, 2016/
Fox News Latino

Caracas, Venezuela – An emaciated lion whose skin hangs loosely because it hasn’t eaten in days. Elephants, bison and monkeys that have gone hungry because there is no food to feed them.

This is the dire situation at the zoos in Venezuela, where at least 50 animals have died in one zoo the past seven months because of problems related to malnutrition. The country is suffering from a massive food shortage that has left almost the entire country hungry – including its furry animals.

According to Marlene Sifontes, a member of the National Institute of Parks workers union, these are the worst days the Caricuao Zoo has seen in its nearly four decades of operation.

“Animals have gone 15 days without eating anything during some periods. We have registered the death of Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits, birds, peccaries and porcupines,” Sifontes told Fox News Latino.

One case two weeks ago astonished the community. A beloved dark horse that had been in exhibit for years was attacked in the middle of the night and quartered for meat. The next day staff members found just the head and the mutilated body.

“We imagine that people took it to eat it,” a zoo guide shrugged, when inquired by Fox News Latino.


A few visitors were strolling around the 630-acre zoo last week.

Anabel Conde, who was visiting with her family said she is appalled at the deterioration of the zoo’s facilities.

“We came in January and things have gotten worst,” she said. “We just saw some pigs fighting for the food people threw.”


cont:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lif...-just-in-2016/

tonyz 08-03-2016 06:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 614490)
“We just saw some pigs fighting for the food people threw.”

...who knew Pelosi and Warren were vacationing down south this time of year...

The Reaper 08-03-2016 09:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 614498)
...who knew Pelosi and Warren were vacationing down south this time of year...

Don't forget the Hildebeast.

TR

The Reaper 08-03-2016 09:54

Cloward and Piven spelled the plan out a long time ago, and our POTUS is eagerly pursuing the program, by executive order when the RINOs in Congress won't just roll over and give it to him.

Venezuela is just a little further down the road than we are.

If you are not prepared for at least a month without buying groceries, you are seriously deficient.

TR

Badger52 08-09-2016 20:17

From the blogosphere comes this:

Quote:

This is not a joke nor even an exaggeration. I just found out that my sister in law’s other brother-in-law was arrested in Venezuela at the airport while trying to leave the country. His crime, he was an employee for a company that went out of business. Waiting for more? There isn’t any. Maduro has decreed that any business that goes out of business has committed economic treason and its employees are subject to arrest. They had already arrested numerous owners and managers but this is the first time they went after rank and file worker bees.

Socialism is about caring. *
LINK

* Font color is mine; had to.
:munchin

Hand 08-18-2016 06:54

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Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world's most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.

Venezuela has the world's second highest murder rate and the street gangs that plague its poor neighborhoods have become increasingly heavily armed in recent years, at a time when a deep recession has reduced resources available to police.

Gangs often get weapons from the police, either by stealing them or buying them from corrupt officers, experts say.

With inflation of 185 percent in 2015 and a currency collapse, police salaries have fallen far behind rising prices creating more incentives for corruption.

President Nicolas Maduro promoted Reverol this month, days after the United States accused the former anti-drugs tsar of taking bribes from cocaine traffickers.

"We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons.

Other guns were crushed in truck-mounted presses. Some members of the public watched, although more danced to a nearby sound system playing salsa music.

Venezuela has also bought laser technology to mark ammunition, Reverol said, in an attempt to keep a registry of the bullets given out to the South American nation's many state and municipal police forces.

Experts say that much of the ammunition used in crimes in Venezuela is made at the country's government munitions factory and sold on by corrupt police.
Source.

There is an interesting confluence of views spattered throughout this article.
  • The government is crushing guns to remove them from the hands of criminals. ("Common sense legistlation")
  • The guns that the criminals are using are obtained from the police.

Wouldn't the direct path be to fix the police? I know this seems shallow, but with Venezuela spiraling into hole their leaders have dug for them, would there be a truly effective method to lowering crime and reducing gang activity? Further, is the increase in drug cartels and gangs, the rise in crime and the deterioration of law, order, civility, social and industrial growth direct results of the spiraling economy or is there a more nuanced cause/causes?

Badger52 08-18-2016 11:54

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Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.
('Cause nobody needs food.) At least he called it what it is.
:rolleyes:

Almost universal throughout the planet while people (the Eloi) dance to (or eat) salsa. The denial of the fact that it's never about guns, it's about CONTROL.

National mechanisms just prepping the people for their firmly peened chains so they can emulate North Korea.

cbtengr 08-18-2016 13:13

The Venezuelan gun crushers will no doubt become another shining example for Komrade Clinton to cite in her quest to make America a safer place. In the meantime when the electrical grid collapses down there, those electrical goods are not going to be of much use are they?

GreenSalsa 09-04-2016 08:39

Things are getting ugly in the socialist paradise.
 
Not too much longer now, the "masses" are restless and would probably welcome the "oppression" offered here at the US where our "down trodden" worry about obesity.

My only "regret" is this wasn't done to Chavez.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/wo...ters.html?_r=0

Badger52 09-04-2016 08:45

Margarita-ville
 
Sheesh, a guy can't even go a little offshore these days...

Quote:

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reportedly was greeted by angry pot-banging protesters during a visit to Margarita Island.

Grainy cellphone videos said to be from the Friday night encounter were picked up by Venezuelan news sites and were trending on social media. The socialist leader is seen jogging through a crowd as residents loudly bang on pots and hurl obscenities.

bblhead672 09-06-2016 08:03

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Originally Posted by GreenSalsa (Post 616099)
Not too much longer now, the "masses" are restless and would probably welcome the "oppression" offered here at the US where our "down trodden" worry about obesity.

Our obese down trodden probably wouldn't take to the streets in the hundreds of thousands...at least not until their EBT cards quit working.


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