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Venezuela To Start Fingerprinting Supermarket Shoppers

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 05:42 AM
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Venezuela "will begin installing 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets nationwide in a bid to stamp out hoarding and panic buying" as of this moment.

Zero Hedge

I took no notice of this finger print technology. My 3-4 years old laptop has the finger scanner facility and I dismissed it as being flaky.
But apparently not, out of economic necessity Venezuela shows the way.

Only a small step to linking an individuals other data, medical/economic even criminal if existing.
What can possibly go wrong in protecting the weak/stupid and feckless from them selves
Registered alcoholics can be blocked from buying booze
Obese people from loading up on unhealthy junk
Habitual gamblers prevented from purchasing lottery tickets

Of course I suppose the Credit poor can be denied access all together...But anyway

- whats not to like ?
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:22 AM
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Venezuela has been and with new sanctions under some serious internal social problems .The seemingly Orwellian finger print thing may have some altruistic motives . I read a earlier that 12 South American countries are going to send help in the food issues and so this may be a technological way to restrict the people that would abuse it .

eta a link to the other thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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And here I was ready to fly to Venezuela to buy as many tampons as possible! Dang it!!!

In all seriousness, I don't even trust my own self with my fingerprint. Time for Agent 99's "old Elmers glue on the scanner trick!"
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 06:54 AM
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"old Elmers glue on the scanner trick!"


I suppose it would be guarded .

Anyone know if the cops have a mobile version ?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: Borisbanger

Boris, do you know who Agent 99 was? My comment was tongue-in-cheek.




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: Ultralight

Isnt he/she a super poster on this site ?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:17 AM
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Why don't they have enough to go around?

I remember being fed "propaganda" when I was in high school that there were lines and rationing at the grocery stores in the Soviet Union.
When the wall fell, I had the opportunity to speak to former residents of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, and they told me that it wasn't propaganda, the stories were true. These people were amazed when they saw our grocery stores and how much of everything that was available.

Another socialism fail, IMHO.
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:21 AM
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Another socialism fail, IMHO.


Thats true but with improved distribution practices - software It could probably have been corrected.
I wouldnt like to dismiss it considering the ussr vast resources available.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: Borisbanger
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Another socialism fail, IMHO.


Thats true but with improved distribution practices - software It could probably have been corrected.
I wouldnt like to dismiss it considering the ussr vast resources available.

We had the same technology here during the same time frame. Why didn't we have lines and rationing?

They have the technology today in Venezuela, yet they have to ration sales of basic necessities.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:34 AM
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We had the same technology here during the same time frame. Why didn't we have lines and rationing?

Because Americans are the chosen people with the reserve currency ?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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ding ding ding ..we have a winner ..



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: Borisbanger
a reply to: butcherguy




We had the same technology here during the same time frame. Why didn't we have lines and rationing?

Because Americans are the chosen people with the reserve currency ?



That would indicate that Venezuela has no food production of its own, no infrastructure to make its own daily essentials and the billions of dollars( yeah, that pesky reserve currency that can be used to buy things like food and toilet paper ) of revenue coming in from their sales of crude oil can't solve the problem of feeding the poor.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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Finger prints are so EASY to fake, this will lead to problems!
Imagine you go shopping and somebody has already used up your quota!

How long before health insurance companies say "we see you've been eating unhealthy food so WE AINT PAYIN"



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Borisbanger
a reply to: butcherguy




Another socialism fail, IMHO.


Thats true but with improved distribution practices - software It could probably have been corrected.
I wouldnt like to dismiss it considering the ussr vast resources available.

We had the same technology here during the same time frame. Why didn't we have lines and rationing?

They have the technology today in Venezuela, yet they have to ration sales of basic necessities.


There was a "liquidity problem" with the currency. Governments aren't allowed to print their own money, not even electronic money. They have to "borrow" it from international bankers, hand it to the central bank who distributes it to other banks, let it percolate through the economy as wages and collect it back in taxes, to return to the international bankers as "interest". The minute a country's economy goes wonky, the international bankers raise their interest rates. With no money to lend, businesses couldn't import and and sell goods, and the country grinds to a halt.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Borisbanger
a reply to: butcherguy




Another socialism fail, IMHO.


Thats true but with improved distribution practices - software It could probably have been corrected.
I wouldnt like to dismiss it considering the ussr vast resources available.

We had the same technology here during the same time frame. Why didn't we have lines and rationing?

They have the technology today in Venezuela, yet they have to ration sales of basic necessities.


There was a "liquidity problem" with the currency. Governments aren't allowed to print their own money, not even electronic money. They have to "borrow" it from international bankers, hand it to the central bank who distributes it to other banks, let it percolate through the economy as wages and collect it back in taxes, to return to the international bankers as "interest". The minute a country's economy goes wonky, the international bankers raise their interest rates. With no money to lend, businesses couldn't import and and sell goods, and the country grinds to a halt.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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How can a country be so badly run?

Oh, I know Venezuela is politically corrupt, but it's a joke. They can afford time and effort to stick in finger print devices, but cannot import toilet rolls! Wrong priorities, wrong politics and wrong society. Wake up Venezuela!



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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There is no internal production because Chavez made sure to destroy it, and the problem is there are no longer billions coming, they sold the oil cheap or just gave it away, the one that pays like china already paid for it in advance with loans until 2030.

The finger print things is just the 21 century version of the Cuban ration books

en.wikipedia.org...

Why there is no money anymore? because the chavistas stole it, billions.

Why the local money is worthless? because the government print it and don't back it up with dollars/gold

I truly don't know why they stole so much, why does someone needs more than 40 billions is beyond me, they speak bad of USA but their mansions were there.
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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Makes me wonder who is controlling the production and supply chains in Venezuela. When a fertile country like that can't produce or supply the basic necessities for the population it seems strange. If I had the skills to investigate this i would but it's beyond my googlefu.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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Instead of spending millions on oppressive equipment, why don't they just use the money to buy the needed food?

Sounds like some greedy Oil-Socialists are getting the money.



Oil for Food all over again.




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