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No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 01:01 AM
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Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.

But her 7 a.m. art class was canceled when the instructor called in sick. History class was suspended. There was no gym class because the coach had been shot dead weeks earlier. And in the afternoon, her Spanish teacher collected homework and then sent the students home to meet a gang-imposed curfew.

"It's a trap," the slight 14-year-old with pink lipstick complained as she sat in the shade of a picked-over mango tree at the school's entrance. "You risk your life to be here and end up waiting around for hours doing nothing. But you have to keep coming because it's the only way out."
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What a tragic story. The children of Venezuela are being robbed of their futures due to the policies of an inept government.

If the Millennials eventually get their way and elect a socialist as president in America...how many generations of socialism would it take before America would be in the position of Venezuela?

Bernie Sanders loves bread lines. I wonder if his educational motto is "No food, no teachers, more violence."
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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

It is obvious to most of us, but when you demotivate your population with socialism and take away the incentive to work hard and get ahead then people stop teaching, hospitals break down and no one gives a crap anymore except to steal what little others have.



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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Yay, more anti-Socialist whining and fearmongering.

You want to know why Millennials love Sanders so much? Because he's pointing out the flaws in the corrupt and broken American Capitalism (which is really just reverse Socialism that takes from the poor and gives to the rich). Because YOU (speaking in general, not you specifically) and your Capitalist ideologies have failed them. Because 40 years of Reaganomics is 40 years too much.
edit on 19/6/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Reasons



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Could you explain possibly why this is socialism that has caused this as opposed to other factors ?....



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 02:29 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
Yay, more anti-Socialist whining and fearmongering.

You want to know why Millennials love Sanders so much? Because he's pointing out the flaws in the corrupt and broken American Capitalism (which is really just reverse Socialism that takes from the poor and gives to the rich). Because YOU (speaking in general, not you specifically) and your Capitalist ideologies have failed them. Because 40 years of Reaganomics is 40 years too much.


All well and good for someone that was still in grade school when 9/11 happened.

That probably hasn't made more than $20,000 yr if they even worked that long.

These kids have no idea what all that means, they hear free stuff and "share the wealth, dude" plus fair share.

The older morons are probably ex-hippy freaks wishing they hadn't wrecked the 66' VW bus when Reagan was shot.

So where did all the rich people in Venezuela go? Are there any left?




posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

It's a horrific thing, watching this occur.The increase in shortages began to occur in 2005. So it's taken 16 yrs to date, since that decline.

What bothers me is that 1/3 of these People are Children.

It's an example of what may happen in sync like a wave to other Countries, and all by design!

en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 03:40 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion
What a tragic story. The children of Venezuela are being robbed of their futures due to the policies of an inept government.


Obviously the government thinks more aircraft for their air force is more important than feeding or teaching children!


In October 2015, Venezuela announced the purchase of 12 more Su-30MK2 from Russia for $480 million.[



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 03:48 AM
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a reply to: hellobruce

I didn't realize the military was funded by socialism
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How many other expenditures are there i wonder that do not include food and education...
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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 04:05 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

How many other expenditures are there i wonder that do not include food and education...


For one, US$ 10 Billion in debt service due later this year; most likely will default.

As a note, Venezuela's denise started decades ago...without listing, primarily relying upon a "one" export economy (oil) has caused huge inflation leaps with the lower Bbl prices sustaining.

Off the top of my head near 150% last year near 200% this year...importing simple staples such as milk and eggs, flour, potatoes is not feasable nor affordable so the people suffer. There was little to no investment in agricultural development, no need when the "government provides"....until recently.

Socialism is part of the problem, but not a summary for blame. What socialism and Maduro's party have done is to show how a poorly run government, winning people over through handouts which has no real diversified income other than debt can fall/fail quickly...the people will suffer, not the leadership. Sounds familiar.

mg



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: missed_gear

Thank you for the explanation
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So it would seem short sighted greedy politicians are the root cause...what a surprise eh ....



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:00 AM
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Now This, This Guy Puts Most Leaders in this Sodding World to Shame...

I read about this man in 2013 and No one seems to talk much about him, so i will.

www.trueactivist.com...


It’s easy to express opinion on the ‘what’s’ and ‘ifs’ of life, but rarely do individuals who feel so strongly about the necessity to share more act upon their strongly formed beliefs.

One inspirational figure who has side-stepped the guilt and ego tied up in arguing over proper societal standards to live by is Jose Mujica, the president of Uruguay who has willingly kept himself in lower societal class to help others.

Mujica, 77, was elected in 2009 of the second smallest nation in South America; however, he has no interest in taking on the grand presidential life.

Humbly living in a farmhouse off the dirt road with his wife, whom both toil the soil, Mujica donates 90% of his salary to charity and lives completely satisfied, clear that he does not need more to appreciate life.

The austere leader earns approximately $12,500 a month, but only keeps $1,250 for himself, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported. Read More: www.trueactivist.com...



Openly accusing other world leaders of having a “blind obsession to achieve growth with consumptions”, the president is clearly in opposition to left-brained obsession of achieving more whilst forgetting it’s people. His argument draws in environmental factors and respect for the societies governed by its many leaders.

And regarding his ‘poor’ lifestyle which has gained criticism, Jose has remarked that, “I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more”. Read More: www.trueactivist.com...


You wouldn't catch anyone else giving back to the People like this Man has.

forgive me for going off topic, please carry on.

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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

It'll happen in the US sooner, rather than later.

But this is just another example of what happens when you go socialist.



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy


But this is just another example of what happens when you go socialist.


My last paragraph above was leaning to that...I just left it alone


mg



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

This is an example of what happens when greedy and useless politicians are in charge.



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: missed_gear


Socialism is part of the problem, but not a summary for blame. What socialism and Maduro's party have done is to show how a poorly run government, winning people over through handouts which has no real diversified income other than debt can fall/fail quickly...the people will suffer, not the leadership. Sounds familiar.


Correction: Unfettered Socialism is part of the problem and is bad (if that's even what Venezuela has) just like unfettered Capitalism is bad.



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: DBCowboy

This is an example of what happens when greedy and useless politicians are in charge.


And what kind of politicians do we have in Washington?



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Greedy and useless ones. On both sides. The only outliers I'm aware of are Sanders, possibly Warren, and Trump. Not because he isn't greedy, he just isn't a politician in Washington.
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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

Sanders and Warren are supporting Hillary. As for Trump? It doesn't matter. Because you still have 535 members of congress that will push for more government control, higher taxes.

Just be patient. Useless, corrupt socialism will come to America and everyone will get their wish soon enough.



posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Sanders isn't supporting Hillary last I checked, that's a lie being spread by MSM sources. I said "Possibly" Warren, since I'm not convinced where she stands.
In terms of Congress, there are a lot of "Sanders Democrats" running, so this ought to be interesting.

You've already got useless, corrupt Capitalism (as well as a few specks of useless, corrupt Socialism, like Corporate Welfare.) Might as well spice it up a little.
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posted on Jun, 19 2016 @ 06:07 AM
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originally posted by: awareness10
Now This, This Guy Puts Most Leaders in this Sodding World to Shame...

I read about this man in 2013 and No one seems to talk much about him, so i will.

You wouldn't catch anyone else giving back to the People like this Man has.

forgive me for going off topic, please carry on.


I think that man is a hero. Contrast the story you linked to with the story below.


Hillary Clinton took a lot of flak on Monday after a report surfaced that the presidential candidate wore a Giorgio Armani jacket worth more than $12,000 during a speech in April about inequality.
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: Profusion

Could you explain possibly why this is socialism that has caused this as opposed to other factors ?....


I wrote that an inept government caused the problems. The rest of the original post was about America.
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