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Old 11-10-2013, 08:43   #1
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Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain

Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...tores/3486581/

"CARACAS — Thousands of Venezuelans lined up outside the country's equivalent of Best Buy, a chain of electronics stores known as Daka, hoping for a bargain after the socialist government forced the company to charge customers "fair" prices.

President Nicolás Maduro ordered a military "occupation" of the company's five stores as he continues the government's crackdown on an "economic war" it says is being waged against the country, with the help of Washington.

Members of Venezuela's National Guard, some of whom carried assault rifles, kept order at the stores as bargain hunters rushed to get inside........."

And the people were given bread and they were happy........
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:54   #2
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Coming soon to a Best Buy near you? Dollars trading at nine times their gov't exchange rate? They're really screwed; however, that's not the problem I care about. What happens to us when the Democrats' fiscal and economic policies of the last 7-8 years come home to roost? Everybody else goes to the dollar when socialism tanks their currency - where will we go?
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:00   #3
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Coming soon to a Best Buy near you? Dollars trading at nine times their gov't exchange rate? They're really screwed; however, that's not the problem I care about. What happens to us when the Democrats' fiscal and economic policies of the last 7-8 years come home to roost? Everybody else goes to the dollar when socialism tanks their currency - where will we go?
You mean like Detroit?

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Old 11-10-2013, 13:26   #4
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Puerto Rico is about to default and have their junk bonds become super junk bonds. The creditors will take over the government if this happens by PR law. It is getting ready to get even more screwed up here.....
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:31   #5
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Coming soon to a Best Buy near you? Dollars trading at nine times their gov't exchange rate? They're really screwed; however, that's not the problem I care about. What happens to us when the Democrats' fiscal and economic policies of the last 7-8 years come home to roost? Everybody else goes to the dollar when socialism tanks their currency - where will we go?
Well, I think they're working on where we'll go...

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