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Chavez opens his palace to Venezuelan homeless

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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...november in venezuela 2010 = the prez temporarily houses 25 families that are homeless due to floods... national assembly officials agree to do the same with parliament...

...november in the usofa 2010 = the prez spares the lives of a couple turkeys in defiance/honor of national eat a turkey day, even though thousands of citizens are homeless and eating out of dumpsters and winter is on the way and he could have fed and housed every homeless person in the country with the money wasted on this bs war on terror...

...the better human is obvious, imo...




posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by iceblue20-12
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It would make sense if he wasnt going to sleep in a tent outside.
2nd


I'd like to question why would he not stay with them inside? Because that implies to me that he cannot be seen sharing the same quarters as the poor. But I have to agree with others publicity stunt at it's finest. If these leaders really cared about the people they would give them freedoms beyond imagination, and rid themselves of hostile acts of any kind. Until that happens well I wont hold my breath.........



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Commendable act. Something that seems lost in so many leaders...humbleness.


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I'd like to question why would he not stay with them inside? Because that implies to me that he cannot be seen sharing the same quarters as the poor.


No, that implies that YOU the reader interprets the action as not wanting to be seen with the poor. Maybe some issue of your own?


But I have to agree with others publicity stunt at it's finest.


You're absolutely right. In being wrong. When the leaders of a nation do not show the proper example, who the hell should? Corrupt churches? Corrupt politicians or companies? WHO? I guess you have no answer for this...


If these leaders really cared about the people they would give them freedoms beyond imagination, and rid themselves of hostile acts of any kind.


If these leaders really cared about the people they would teach them their constitutional rights. Hey, guess what Chavez and his government did?!

Freedom beyond imagination? Freedom to do WHAT? Go ahead...think about that one REAL hard. Freedom to fly? WHAT? Stop making up empty, populist, based on hollywood movie-arguments for once!

Oh and hostile acts? You mean like, let those rich people who think of the poor as trash live? Let his opposers gather and protest? Because he lets them do that and he lets them keep their villas in the mountains.


Until that happens well I wont hold my breath.........


You don't need to hold your breath you need to READ.

edit on 11-12-2010 by Zamini because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me, he needs to chalk up some political points to stay in power. This is the best he can do. Sadly he still sucks at helping the rest of the country.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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It's good news that the displaced people will have a place to stay for the immediate future.

But don't make the mistake of thinking this is anything more than self-righteous propaganda by Chavez.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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I would like Obama would do this kind of self-righteous propaganda more often



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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I find a bit of humor in the situation where people congratulate Chavez like he's a saint for what he's doing yet people fail to realize themselves buying into the propaganda coming out of his government. Sure he's allowing them to build a shanty town on the premises of his palace and parliament to those affected by the flood but it does the same people no good if they're going to still be living in squalor. This is a quick fix propaganda laden solution that Chavez can do to tug on the heart-strings of the emotionally susceptible Western populace.

Look into the long term of this situation. Do you think the government is going to continue to support these select families 6 months to a year down the road? Certainly not if the rest of the Venezuelan population has anything to do about it while they themselves are living in conditions substandard to the Venezuelan establishment and those "lucky" few families.

Don't be fooled by any politician from any country that does something like this because it brings the bleeding hearts out of the woodwork to give Chavez and themselves a congratulatory pat on the back for doing something that will amount to fixing nothing in the long term all for the sake of a "feel good" moment.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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This is beautiful!

We need more leaders like this - and no I am not talking about "evil communist dictators"- that crap is just blatant propoganda fed to the American sheeple so they DON"T see that this man is a genuine, beautiful human being that has love in his heart!



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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With elections right around the corner, he is doing all he can to make it appear as though his socialist viewpoint contains the answers to the ills of the country. Like any politician, he is just trying to politic.

This is not to say that i am cynical of him in general. he has shown himself to have a compassionate streak before. But don't be fooled. This is a purely political move. Otherwise, when these 25 families move out, he can gather up another 25 regular old homeless people. now THAT would support his socialist viewpoints.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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one blindingly obvious question [ or three ]

how many homeless people are ther in venezela [ crica DEC 2010 ] ??????????

How many other people - apart from the 25 families - were left homeless by the same event

where are the others now ?

only once the answers to these threee questiona are provided will the merits of chaves`s " benevolance " be judged



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Also blindingly obvious - Chavez has established a model, and at the least, other Venezuelans might be embarrassed into following suit.

[What's 25 x 1000?]



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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Gawd! all politicians never take their eyes off of the bottom line....VOTES!
This is such a hypocritical gesture, but the venezuelans will probably eat it up!
I dont care for what some of the despotic results of his leadership have accomplished, (virtual monpolies for his family and cronies,) but come to think of it, thats vritually the way the US poitical system worrks too....!
But i give him full marks for knowing what kind of gestures will immediately reach the hearts of his fellow countrymen.
Too bad we didnt have this same kind of hypocrisy working in this country...at least somebodys pain would be addressed!
Obama would never let YOU sleep on the white house lawn!
What a world!



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by Maslo
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.


Is it ever actually a "stunt" when you are helping someone?? Actions can be measured. Motivations can only be conjectured. And, even if his motivations aren't as "pure" as you think they should be, they are still more "pure" than our leaders who never put themselves out for anyone for any reason.

So there.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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Another smart move by Chavez, but could be he is human too. After all, he is a man who was born in a hut, grew up quite poor, multiracial, truly "disadvantaged" (not to be confused with Obama, who enjoyed tremendous advantage).

I can see such a gesture as more than merely political, although there's probably much more to it. Here's an example of something possible: If he has heard the rumblings of a possible coup in the works (the CIA never rests), maybe he has these poor folks there to send the message that "if" there is violence, he can make it look really bad, as these innocents could easily be sacrificed, and made to look like his opposition is heartless. If they read it that way too, they may choose not to carry out the plan. Another way to put it, maybe the poor folks make him feel "safe".

JR



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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LOL This guy is no humanitarian, trust me. He is a politician and this nothing more than a political move made to chalk up political points. People who are commending him are playing right into his hands. Most politicians couldn't care less about those in need. With politicians there is always a hidden motive behind their actions and those motives do not stem from some philanthropic desire to help others.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by kj6754


LOL This guy is no humanitarian, trust me. He is a politician and this nothing more than a political move made to chalk up political points. People who are commending him are playing right into his hands. Most politicians couldn't care less about those in need. With politicians there is always a hidden motive behind their actions and those motives do not stem from some philanthropic desire to help others.


I wish our politicians would chalk up political points by helping us.
Seriously.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by pirhanna
I wish our politicians would chalk up political points by helping us.
Seriously.


American politics has been rife with politicos "looking out" for the poor and needy..


Tammany Hall is a good example, on the local level, of what happens when politicians chalk up political points by "helping" people. In the end it's always going to come back down to nothing comes for free and in this case Chavez is going to be expecting the votes regardless of the people's opinion of him.

I, for one, won't whore my vote out to the political establishment for benefit in the short term. If I'm going to vote for someone it's going to be on the basis that I've researched whether or not they will be beneficial to the prosperity of my family, friends, city, county, state, country and a respective example of a politician to the rest of the international community. Sadly though, pickings are slim..



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Our President is letting Americans live in his National Forests and has been giving out unemployment for years to people who've lost their jobs because we dumped the entire National Wealth of our country into China.

Problem is on our side Corporations are profiting while we suffer.

Nobody profits in communist countries when their people suffer.

Our model sucks.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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I don't give a rat's ass what people say about this guy. He's, by his actions, shown to be a thousand times of a better a man than any of "our" political leaders, in my book. Others may have other opinions, but as said, I don't give a rat's ass. This is the opinion I've formed of him, and only Hugo Chavez can change that opinion. (So don't even bother trying.)

A man should be judged by his actions, after all. Not his foreign policies, his enemies or his reputation.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Ohh yeah, great guy, how many of you are venezuelan?

Let me guess, me, im the only one.

All this bs is only publicity, the guy is in risk of loosing the next elections, there are almost 200.000 people right know in the country without homes because of the rains and floods, the guy is threating hotels to take the people in or he is going to take the hotels from their owners because everybody who doesnt obbey is a evil imperialist capitalist slave who works with the cia and want to destroy him.

You really are so gullible.

If you think he is so cool, take him so we can live in peace without this asshol...

btw, next week we are going to have a new "internet law", one where the gov can't take out pages who makes "mediatic terrorism" against his gov, cool, now we are not going to be able to talk against him in internet too.



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