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Chavez opens his palace to Venezuelan homeless

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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Chavez opens his palace to Venezuelan homeless


www.reuters.com

Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez has invited 25 families made homeless by recent torrential rains to stay temporarily at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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What's your thoughts about this? I wonder how American people will reacted if Bush offered a stay to a 25 families homeless victims from hurricane Katrina in White House
.What is capacity of White House ?
Latest news related to this is that Chavez will stay in tent gift from Gadafi in the yard of his residency .

www.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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Regardless of the politics of the issue, I give Chavez credit. It does show the difference between certain political figures around the globe.

What amazes me even more is that he is going to camp out in his yard. Now that is cool. I hope he likes smores!



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by xavi1000

I wonder how American people will reacted if Bush offered a stay to a 25 families homeless victims from hurricane Katrina in White House
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Why did you not use the current president in your question?

There have been plenty of disasters that affected people since he took office, Obama could have invited some those people to stay at the white house. But he didn't.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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I LOVE this guy. He is SUCH a showman.

...I remember when he donated home-heating oil to needy Americans a few years ago. ...He makes his points so well, you just can't help laughing.

S&F btw



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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Sorry for this ..i mention Bush because of Katrina ,my post was considered for all past present and future American presidents



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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You Go Hugo!! I really like Hugo Chavez. The media likes to paint him as a despot and he may very well be. But if thats the case the world needs more despots like him. The man has heart. And he has guts as well. He stands up to America and anyone else who tries to manipulate him. He doesn't take any crap. I don't know if he is still doing it but he was at one point giving free heat to Americans who could not afford to heat their homes. It doesn't surprise me he would open his home to these victims. I think he's one of the good guys.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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Amazing... 5 posts already and no one has yet said that "this socialist action is going to destroy the 25 families, as they are going to become lazy for living in a palace and not having to build their own homes out of nothing."

If he is indeed helping 25 families in need, I don't care how much "good publicity" he is getting out of it.


Peace



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Whatever the motivation behind it, I'm sure the 25 families are very thankful. And for that I applaud him. Well done.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 09:21 AM
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Lol, what a nonsence ,this is temporary ..they will not live in palace for years ..if you hate Chavez open a different thread



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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Wow, he is a humanitarian. I'd venture to guess he is probably an aquarius. Well that's besides the point. He's going to be revered along with the likes of Eva Perone, Ghandi, and well I can't think of many others right now. I am astonished any leader would do this, changes my mind about humanity being a lost cause.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 09:42 AM
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Fair play to the man for doing this.

I hope it's not a political stunt though.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 10:00 AM
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You obviously do not follow what else he has done?



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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It is obviously a political stunt. He could just as well do it anonymously to provide ordinary acommodation. Whether you agree with his policies or not, things like this do not speak much about his true character, and can even point towards populism.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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Sigh.... I guess I'll have to try harder if I intend to use sarcasm here again in the future...

Just to make it clear, I don't hate Chavez. I don't hate anyone.

And.... if politicians DIDN'T take credit for the good things they have done, politics would not exist... just altruism.



Peace



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 10:29 AM
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missunderstanding ,accept my appologies

second line



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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this is very cool. we all act surprised, cause we're not use to hearing in the press how rich people help others. that's cause, you aren't supposed to be paying attention to how they help, only that they have more money than you (an appeal to jealousy). chavez, on the other hand, has lots of money, but when he shares it, we pay attention. interesting dichotomy, i must say! still, good on him for having some heart, regardless of his motivation, it's still cool
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:06 PM
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Operation Human Shields - Chavez isn't stupid. He knows exactly what he's doing.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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It's all for show with himself being a politician and all. Regardless of where he falls on the political spectrum. He can try to paint it in any way he wants but a Hooverville is still a Hooverville and will likely end resulting in a situation much like this did. If he was really fighting the good fight he wouldn't be bringing this much media attention that does nothing in the long term for the needy families.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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It would make sense if he wasnt going to sleep in a tent outside.
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