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Hugo Chavez tells people to tweet him and rat out fellow citizens

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez told his country to tweet him the names of currency speculators, so he can arrest them.

The Venezuelan currency, the bolivar, has been severly falling and inflation is increasing and is at 30%.

The currency is thought to have fallen because of peoples lack of faith in their own government and the trading of US dollars on the blackmarket. But instead of trying to change his own policies Chavez lashes out at his own people.

Chavez wants people to rat out the speculators, but he is starting a scary method of controlling his people.

Everyone is a spy now on their neighbors, and a tweet can land one in prison.

Hopefully this practice of control though fear and intimidation
doesn't catch on throughout the rest of the world, or "1984" is one step closer to reality.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Hmmm and I thought socialism was the saving grace of us all,seems it doesnt work so well in practice.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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Chavez is nothing but a tin pot Dictator of a banana republic.

Nothing surprising here. Only nutcases think this guy and Castro are "good".



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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I don't think anyone even said Chavez was "good". But this is setting a precedant in how he is telling people to use a tech used for social networking (no pun intended) for finger pointing supposed criminals.

I don't think it would take much encouragement for some of the radicals on both sides in this country (USA) to try to use this. That's what I think is frightening.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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Kind of reminds me of Obama wanting people to turn in names to a website if they disagreed with Government run health care.

Evil minds think alike?



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Think about the dangerous trend this idea could start.

Say to pick a recent issue, a "vigilante" group encouraged people to tweet about some suspected (but yet unproven) illegal aliens.
A person could pass someone on the street, not like their looks, and tweet the location.
The suspected illegal alien might then be sought out and beaten or harmed or intimidated. Without any proof!

I guess the thought just concerns me a bit...

But for all I know this could already be going on.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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There already is a method for that as CBP/ICE have hotlines you can call to report illegals AND businesses employing them. You also get compensated for felony convictions. Been that way for 15 years or so. They also take tips over the internet at thier respective sites. They investigate the claims first before they act. So you may want to pick another example, seeings how it has worked so smashingly thus far.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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Odd how you seemed to totally miss the whole vigilante possiblility I mentioned.



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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by infolurker
Chavez is nothing but a tin pot Dictator of a banana republic.

Nothing surprising here. Only nutcases think this guy and Castro are "good".


ok, but what was george w Bush? wmd's and cia etc..not that much different. look these are leaders of there countries, nobody see's the hard decisions they have to make. history only remembers the bad. chavez is desperate to keep his country from ending up like greece



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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It would not surprise me in the slightest if the U.S. government was waging economic warfare against Venezuela, Venezuela's currency, Chavez and his government in an attempt to destabilize the country just like the U.S. did with Allende in Chile.

Chavez may be looking for Venezuelans who are working with the CIA and other U.S. government agencies as they attempt to destabilize Venezuela. It is hardly without precedent, the U.S. has done it before.

People saying Chavez is a dictator do not know what they are talking about. Chavez was democratically elected by the Venezuelan people. Elements of the Venezuelan military and Venezuelans upper class worked with the U.S. government to overthrow Chavez in a coup that was almost successful and was supported at the time by the U.S. George W Bush at the time called the coup "democracy in action".

The NWO has murdered millions and is willing to murder millions more in their goal of creating a one world government under their control. The irony is many of these murderers believe themselves to be good, the truth is the only thing they are good at is destruction, not creation.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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It doesn't take a "vigilante" or a "vigilante group" ,it only takes a nosy neighbor. The Minutemen do it as well as a few other groups that are anti- illegal immigration. They do actively look for and regularly turn tips in. The key here is we (ex-employee)investigate tips before we act on them..always have. Now to put the example you posted aside, you are correct that the healthcare website thing is a tad more frightening as is the proposed civilian security force that is supposed to help strengthen homeland security.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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After reading this, it is disturbing. You see a good government should work for its people, to ensure that crimes are prevented, and to ensure for the good of all of those in the country. Government has to be a solem duty of all those who would be in that position. But this is a witch hunt, reminesecent of the inquistition and the Nazi party. If you look, it is based off of spying on your neighbor and then turning them in. Yes it may seem like a good thing and could be effective, but to what end? It leads to abuse, and it creates an condition of fear and silence. When people start spying on each other, where someone can just make blanket accusation, then it leads to where one person can accuse and have their competition removed all based on heresay and no evidence.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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I think you misunderstand what I am saying about the implications. Sorry if the example I used offended your sensibilities.
A nice thing about ATS is we can agree to disagree.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:25 PM
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reply to post by Chamberf=6
 


You didn't offend anything...from my point of view it's like a square peg in a round hole... So agreed, to disagree.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by gaurdian2012

Originally posted by infolurker
Chavez is nothing but a tin pot Dictator of a banana republic.

Nothing surprising here. Only nutcases think this guy and Castro are "good".


ok, but what was george w Bush? wmd's and cia etc..not that much different. look these are leaders of there countries, nobody see's the hard decisions they have to make. history only remembers the bad. chavez is desperate to keep his country from ending up like greece


Yeah... is Bush still in power? No.... see, Dictators don't leave until they are dead.

Did Bush force special elections to overturn term limits? Nope... Chavez may have been democratically elected at one time, now he will not leave.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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It really is a sad day when some "Americans" start to think Chavez is one of the good guys. We really are in trouble........



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Oh yeah--he is a really great guy....

"Hugo Chavez – embraced by liberal celebrities like Cindy Sheehan, Danny Glover, Harry Bellafonte and Sean Penn and cheered on college campuses by professors and union leaders across the country during a visit to America – just declared himself President for Life in Venezuela.
Or, more accurately, he brow-beat the populace into approving an end to term limits with fear of government reprisals if they didn’t vote his way."

Source: sayanythingblog.com...




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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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I may be blind, or suddenly can't read, but where was it said Hugo Chavez was a "good guy"??


If it was said here somewhere, please show me, because I don't see it....



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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reply to post by Chamberf=6
 


I was replying to bobbox1980's post
and gave you a S & F.

[edit on 16-5-2010 by manta78]



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
reply to post by manta78
 


I may be blind, or suddenly can't read, but where was it said Hugo Chavez was a "good guy"??


If it was said here somewhere, please show me, because I don't see it....


I wasn't referring to your posts, there were a couple others who either alluded to it or outright said it.

[edit on 16-5-2010 by I_am_Spartacus]



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