posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 09:49 PM
reply to post by frazzle
reply to post by frazzle
I've had a few time outs myself, and then the most frustrating of all, a power outage just as I was getting ready to submit my last response! But I'm
enjoying the conversation, as well, so I'll start over.
Speaking of power outages my wife has just lost power. This is a frequent event due to the lack of maintenance on the now state run national grid. In
my opinion it is a total ineptness on behalf of the government , there is no excuse, they had the funds
The exchange control, from what I understand, is just more of the dollar hegemony that is making life difficult for so many people all over the world.
That's why the US is so insistent that Venezuela MUST elect leadership that will maintain a dollar paradigm which keeps everyone "in line, in debt and
People are getting rich off the exchange control. It is a totally separate market. People want dollars so they can take them out of the country. It is
hurting the economy. If I use my card I will be charged 6.3 BF but If I have physical dollars ( I owe you notes I know) then i can get up to 23 BF for
them. However for a person wanting to go on holiday for example, they have to apply for the dollars. Then they have to wait up to 6 weeks and
....(dont quote me on this) they can only get up to 1000 cash and 300 to spend online once a year. This is at the official rate.. A lot of people
change at the higher rate through necessity.
Her power just came back
But more and more nations are balking at that and unfortunately its going to get people hurt, just as it has in Libya and Iraq and other countries
where the gold dinar and other currencies were gaining influence.
I agree with this
It isn't about Chavez or Maduro, its about keeping anyone out of office ANY where (including the US ~ like for instance Ron Paul) who challenges the
federal reserve's control, and they'll do anything they have to, to stop anyone who does, including throwing a few "spontaneous" violent protests (or
worse) and publishing harshly written editorials about "who" started them and "who" funds them
I agree the banking cartels do manipulate all they can to have control. However this situation in Venezuela is different. People do actually love
Capriles and they do love Chavez/Maduro. There is a polarity like never before.
I will grant you that Maduro is not Chavez, but he's not had an opportunity to even show WHO he is or what he intends to do before his detractors
started hollering that he'll ruin the country. He was elected BY THE PEOPLE, that should be enough.
He hasnt had the opportunity I grant you. Who really did win the election though?. Either way It was close. Surely what should happen is they should
work together so the whole country is represented.
That is what really needs to happen.
And which one of these two guys do you think would be more likely to represent the regular everyday people of Venezuela and which one would gravitate
more towards the interests of the wealthy? "Maduro, 50, is a former bus driver who rose to become Chavez's vice president, while Capriles, 40, comes
from a wealthy family with extensive business interests
Maduro came from humble roots therefore can relate to the plights of the poor. However he is poorly educated and in my opinion does not have a clue
how to run a country and deal with the international community.
Capriles is very apt for the job. He is well educated, a good speaker and would get the country back on track.
I dont want to see Venezuelas mineral wealth go to big corporations, I want it to be spent on the country, on schools, hospitals, industry, farming
projects and the infrastructure that is in serious need of modernization
Maybe the solution is dual leadership or at least Capriles as vice president .....Will get my wife to start a campaign....
Making sure I copy it all 1st in case of timeout
Lucky , it did time out
edit on 17-4-2013 by maythetruthbeknown because: damn time outs