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Hungry Citizens of Socialist State Raid Stores for Bread

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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

Huh? What kind of an argument is that? Last I saw, Canada has their own military but it's no ones fault but our own for allowing the US & friends to become the police of the world, and the top 10 happiest countries are indeed our friends.




posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: greencmp

yea that is going to be a problem. Having no beer is worse than a prohibition on beer. They better start some bootlegging operations out there or things will get ugly quick.

I guess Venezuela will end up back in our asset column once the people tear apart their government due to the negligence that has led to this turmoil.


I'm sure the free (black) market is busily addressing the situation, even socialism can't stop interpersonal trade.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: xuenchen

They even ran out of beer!

Venezuela’s economic woes deepen: No more beer


Mein Gott !!!



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
So.....
Did Venezuela have bread riots and rolling blackouts before Hugo Chavez took power?

The same Venezuela that sits on one one of the world's largest oil reserves?

No, the shortages of bread, milk and flour started after he he took over and during his reign.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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Venezuela is also under constant attack by American economic warfare, for reasons better known to the established elite.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

You know Chavez died 3 years ago right?



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Swills

How many of the top ten happiest defend themselves and don't rely on the US to do it.


LOL...They're 'Happy' because WE'RE paying THEM to screw US!
I guess that makes European socialist countries 'Happy Whores'.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

And long before the oil price drops too.




posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: butcherguy

You know Chavez died 3 years ago right?

Read what I wrote and then read up on the history of Venezuela.
Food shortages began while Chavez was ruling Venezuela.
And I certainly DID know that Chavez died.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

The US is one of Venezuela's most important trading partners so if the US elite were to screw them over they'd just stop trading. And Venezuela's number 1 export is oil which we buy a tonne of, amongst other things.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Venezuela seemed to be doing just fine until an oil crisis in the 80s set them way back.

en.wikipedia.org...


The economy of Venezuela is largely based on the petroleum sector and manufacturing.[20] Revenue from petroleum exports accounts for more than 50% of the country's GDP and roughly 95% of total exports. Venezuela is the fifth largest member of OPEC by oil production. From the 1950s to the early 1980s the Venezuelan economy experienced a steady growth that attracted many immigrants, with the nation enjoying the highest standard of living in Latin America. During the collapse of oil prices in the 1980s the economy contracted, the monetary sign commenced a progressive devaluation, and inflation skyrocketed to reach peaks of 84% in 1989 and 99% in 1996, three years prior to Hugo Chávez taking office.

Venezuela manufactures and exports heavy industry products such as steel, aluminium and cement, with production concentrated around Ciudad Guayana, near the Guri Dam, one of the largest in the world and the provider of about three-quarters of Venezuela's electricity. Other notable manufacturing includes electronics and automobiles, as well as beverages, and foodstuffs. Agriculture in Venezuela accounts for approximately 3% of GDP, 10% of the labor force, and at least one-fourth of Venezuela's land area. Venezuela exports rice, corn, fish, tropical fruit, coffee, pork, and beef. The country is not self-sufficient in most areas of agriculture.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Swills

They aren't our friends, they spend no money on defense and expect that we'll do it. They spend no money in NATO and expect us to buy all of the toys.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: Swills
Actually, oil prices recovered in the early 2000's.
Food shortages and inflation began to be a problem after that, under Chavez.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

How are you paying these countries to screw you ? Provide some solid proof of that. They are happy because they aren't afraid of their police, they aren't srarving, and they have medical care. I know its really terrible.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

They're corrupt as all can be but the fact is we are their number 1 trading partner.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Joecanada11
a reply to: IAMTAT

How are you paying these countries to screw you ? Provide some solid proof of that. They are happy because they aren't afraid of their police, they aren't srarving, and they have medical care. I know its really terrible.


Let's just call them well-kept mistresses then. I don't think they'd be so happy without 'Big Daddy USA' paying their rent.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

And inflation sky rocketed in 1989 and 1996 prior to the corrupt Hugo taking office. In any case, the county relies on it's oil export and as we all know, that's one fluctuating market but clearly they did well when we were paying top dollar for gas.

Thank God Sanders isn't modeling his idea of gov't after Venezuela and depending on oil production to pay for things.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:12 PM
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All from a country sitting on the biggest oil reserves in the world according to a 2014 finding.

The proven oil reserves in Venezuela are recognized as the largest in the world, totaling 297 billion barrels (4.72×1010 m3) as of 1 January 2014.

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Yet no bread or milk on the shelves. Sounds like a perfect socialist utopia to me...



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: butcherguy
Thank God Sanders isn't modeling his idea of gov't after Venezuela and depending on oil production to pay for things.


Thank god he just plans to use my labor to pay for things instead.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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The Panama Papers showed the failure of socialism.



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