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Old 09-06-2016, 20:58   #61
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So who would not want to be the " Diaper Czar " ?
Depends...
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Old 09-07-2016, 13:30   #62
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Depends...
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Old 09-09-2016, 20:44   #63
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Too bad Venezuelan's climate is not conducive to farming. Wait a minute, did I say that?

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Old 11-04-2016, 08:31   #64
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The Venezuelan military is now confiscating medical and surgical supplies.

Socialists/Communists will never learn.

Managing an economy effectively and efficiently from the top down is impossible.

Too many variables.


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Venezuelan military to take over distribution of medical and surgical supplies amid shortages

As Venezuelans struggle with widespread shortages in everything from basic food stuffs to toilet paper, the socialist nation’s defense minister announced on Wednesday that the military will take control of the distribution of "all medical and surgical supplies managed in all hospitals."

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Old 11-04-2016, 09:10   #65
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Too bad Venezuelan's climate is not conducive to farming. Wait a minute, did I say that?

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Coincidentally...

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Some Venezuelan city dwellers are trying to grow their own produce to offset the country’s severe shortages following socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s calls for “food sovereignty.”

But in a country where families are going hungry as a result of government mismanagement and sky-high inflation, many view the “Great Agro-Venezuela Mission” with skepticism.

“Agriculture shouldn’t be a solution” to the country’s shortages, said former landowner Iraima Pacheco de Leandro, 54, a well-to-do government opponent who lives in Caracas.

Critics have taken to social media to accuse the government of downplaying the country’s critical situation, and ridicule Maduro for trying to solve Venezuela’s dire food crisis through getting urbanites to farm small plots of land.

“Urban Farming in Venezuela. Thanks to @Nicolas Maduro” read one tweet accompanied by a photograph of a man and a dog sifting through trash, a common sight in Caracas as food supplies dwindle and black market prices soar.

“BBC Venezuela report has Chavistas explaining how they're going to feed people, grow medicine, through urban farming. No, really,” mocked another Twitter user.

When the project was presented in February, the newly created Ministry of Urban Agriculture announced that 12,000 square kilometers — about 4,600 square miles — would be planted in the first 100 days. The government promised to invest $300,000 in seeds, equipment and educational projects, and to help with logistics.

The government urged citizens to plant in every available space — private terraces, communal areas, jails and schools, among other sites — but did not itself provide the land.

Eight months into the project, only 21 square kilometers (about 8 square miles) of land have been cultivated, according to the ministry.

“How are you going to tell someone with no space for a plot to grow [their own food]?” asked De Leandro, whose family-owned farm was expropriated, like many other businesses, under former president Hugo Chávez's nationalization program.


Some Venezuelans try to look on the bright side of the experiment: Producing their own food can reduce the time spent on the streets of Caracas, where crime is skyrocketing. For De Leandro, who was once kidnapped for ransom, this is a comforting thought. She grows a stunning array of vegetables on one of her terraces.

But not all Caraquenians have enough land to cultivate produce, and water is also in short supply due to a drought.

Barbara D’Ambruoso, 24, whose vegetable plot overlooks the sprawling city, has learned to carefully measure her water usage. “They cut our water supply from Saturday afternoon until Wednesday,” she said, alluding to government measures in response to the nationwide shortage
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:20   #66
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The Venezuelan military is now confiscating medical and surgical supplies.

Socialists/Communists will never learn.

Managing an economy effectively and efficiently from the top down is impossible.

Too many variables.
Just read that article - the failure of socialism on full display.
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Old 11-04-2016, 13:07   #67
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Stupid of them to put this on their Fox Latino news page. They should be running it as one of the top-3 on their regular page as an object lesson. How to get to a Venezuelan commie paradise without leaving your couch. (Commies having no reservation about openly making you do their will at the explicit point of a gun, vs. the implied one most Americans have yet to imagine because they can't play the tape to the end.)
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:03   #68
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And from a Home Depot in

(Forrest Gump voice) "Ala-BA-Ma!"
This story has been out for several days but (finally) got picked up by a mainstream source, not a bad thing.

From Home Depot lunchroom, salesman wages war against Venezuela's government

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A key source of Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolas Maduro’s headaches may be traced to – wait for it – a Home Depot store in Alabama.

That is where Gustavo Diaz earns his living, guiding customers on matters of shelving and how to select the right screw size.

But on his lunch break, and during virtually every spare, non-working moment, Diaz figuratively sheds his orange apron and dons his superhero cape, waging war against the Maduro government. His weapons? A wildly popular website named DolarToday.com, and a Twitter account that has surpassed 2 million followers.

Diaz, a 60-year-old retired colonel in the Venezuelan army, took part in the coup attempt against the late President Hugo Chavez in 2002, briefly becoming part of the new administration before Chavez regained power.

He fled to Alabama, where a sister and brother live, about 10 years ago after his car, which he was not inside at that moment, exploded in an assassination attempt that was linked to Chavez. The U.S. government quickly gave Diaz political asylum, and he became a U.S. citizen a few years later.


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Old 11-26-2016, 08:36   #69
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"From Home Depot lunchroom, salesman wages war against Venezuela's government"


Bad headline, motivated by money I'm sure, don't want to risk losing advertising & money.

Should say:

"From Home Depot lunchroom, salesman wages war against Venezuela's liberal-socialist government"


I'd bet about 90% of Americans have no idea what sort of gov Venezuela is currently operating under.......
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I'd bet about 90% of Americans have no idea what sort of gov Venezuela is currently operating under.......
Or where Citgo is based.
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Old 11-26-2016, 14:08   #71
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I'd bet about 90% of Americans have no idea what sort of gov Venezuela is currently operating under.......
Heh, I will not throw the bones with you on that. I usually have to explain to anyone under 40 where it actually is.
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Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit

Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit

https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuela...064847254.html

"Caracas (AFP) - Ever since Venezuelan government agents put up a giant "Sale" sign in his storefront, crowds have been lining up outside Juan Vieira's shoe shop.

But he's having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit.

"What good is it to sell shoes if I'm giving away my product?"...."

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"...Many customers are thrilled with the sales, however.

"This is the best thing the government could have done this year because you have to give up eating just to buy yourself a shirt," said Yaroski Mendoza, a 19-year-old cook waiting in line to buy a shirt, her baby in her arms...."

So the government is forcing the stores to sell their products below cost and the people are lining up to get the product. And they will not have a clue next year as to where all the stores have gone.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:08   #73
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Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit

So the government is forcing the stores to sell their products below cost and the people are lining up to get the product. And they will not have a clue next year as to where all the stores have gone.
Fake capitalism...where are the Russians...
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Old 12-11-2016, 13:24   #74
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I'll trade 6 months of rice and beans to feed a family of four for clear title to a beach front estate on Isla de Margarita. ( the east side!)
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Old 12-11-2016, 15:40   #75
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Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit
Whole post.

This real-estate formerly known as a country is a prime example, with its accelerator to the floor, that should be used in schools now as an illustration for progression of the socialist model.

No cake? Let 'em eat shoes. Oh, wait; none of those either.
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