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posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 12:43 PM
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Let's be blunt here, everyone know that "He who controls the toilet paper controls the world." Forget the gold, forget military powers." No toilet paper and you're finished. Game over. The Venezuelan government is obvious consolidating their power with this "temporary" power grab.

Venezuela orders temporary takeover of toilet paper factory


CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.

Looks like the critics of President Nicolas Maduro are going to be up s### creek without a paddle now.


A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would "safeguard" the facility.

So what's the deal here with Venezuela anyway? They're a major oil producer how can they be out of toilet paper?


Government supporters laud efforts by Maduro, the successor to late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, for maintaining tough regulations of private businesses. They blame unscrupulous merchants for hoarding products to make quick profits.

Critics say the shortages of consumer goods are caused by businesses' inability to import raw materials and machinery because of a shortage of hard currency under the exchange controls.

You can find the truth about the Venezuelan "Great Toilet Paper Crisis" below. It's the same old story about corrupt government and greedy bankers. Or you can take this for the amusement factor. It will never happen to us right?

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posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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They might as well just use their currency, it is worth about as much.




posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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Well It looks like the workers no longer own the means of production !!
{ of the toilet paper that is }

Sounds like the government is hell bent on crapping all over the people as usual.

Has the White House issued a global warming warning yet ?

The whole thing reeks of Agenda21.

The U.N. needs to send in gas attack inspectors.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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They call it "Operation Clean Sweep"



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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Cheryl Crow warned us this would happen.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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Seems they will be the BUTT of some jokes.
We need to go in and wipe them out.
New headline: Fears of deforestation as trees mysteriously lose leaves.
edit on 21-9-2013 by Beartracker16 because: spelling



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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Beartracker16
Seems they will be the BUTT of some jokes.
We need to go in and wipe them out.
New headline: Fears of deforestation as trees mysteriously lose leaves.
edit on 21-9-2013 by Beartracker16 because: spelling


This gave me visions of Jay Leno describing an agent orange CW attack. Followed by the UN on their way to get the money back for the bankers. Any excuse right?

Does anyone else see any parallels in Venezuela though? Maybe the US debt ceiling fight. The (semi)nationalization of our medical industry through Obamacare or business capitol flight to safer environments?

This whole mess seems to be a macabre echo of what we are experiencing or are going to experience.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:12 PM
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Ha ha that's hilarious. This is similar to another story I heard about a herbicide company who manipulated their market to force consumers to buy their products as well. But instead of their government using its own legislation to stop the monopoly attempt, their government produced legislation to facilitate the inevitable monopoly.
Monsanto Protection Act

It's good to see that some governments of the world don't take sh*t from some companies who try to manipulate them.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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Seems they will be the BUTT of some jokes.


Yeah, well when the news is not good for Washington, make a few potty jokes and the bad news goes away.


Agence France-PresseSeptember 19, 2013 23:33

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accused the United States on Thursday of denying visas to members of its delegation for next week's UN General Assembly in New York.
www.globalpost.com...

We luvvvvv being distracted.

ETA: BTW, when they find a really good distraction they don't mind using it over and over like yesterday's toilet paper.


Nov 5, 2009 ... Kimberly-Clark moves to ease Venezuelan toilet paper shortage ... agency said, in a move that should help ease an embarrassing national shortage of toilet paper.
www.nbcnews.com... (article now scrubbed to make way for a rerun)


edit on 21-9-2013 by frazzle because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Bunch of ass wipes!!



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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Beevis agrees with takeover!



S&F



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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That's a excellent point. It quite slipped past me.

Thanks for a new perspective on this.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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When I was a young girl, I remember stories of how people back in the days used to take banana leaves and yucca leave to wipe their butts after going into the bushes to do their businesses.

It seems that until Venezuela opens their doors to "globalism" anything that happens in the country is the fault of the "Socialist leaders", I imagine that they will be more happy if Charmin, Northern an other American brands were available for them.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 04:07 PM
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marg6043
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It seems that until Venezuela opens their doors to "globalism" anything that happens in the country is the fault of the "Socialist leaders", I imagine that they will be more happy if Charmin, Northern an other American brands were available for them.


Maybe but I think this is deeper than just the socialist leaders. This harkens back to earlier international bond defaults followed by banking interest rate pressure. When things got difficult for them it looked like businesses scattered as the government tried to maintain some stability. Unfortunately nationalizing businesses isn't working out. That's why I brought up Obamacare, it feels similar.



posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 05:09 PM
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Bassago

marg6043
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It seems that until Venezuela opens their doors to "globalism" anything that happens in the country is the fault of the "Socialist leaders", I imagine that they will be more happy if Charmin, Northern an other American brands were available for them.


Maybe but I think this is deeper than just the socialist leaders. This harkens back to earlier international bond defaults followed by banking interest rate pressure. When things got difficult for them it looked like businesses scattered as the government tried to maintain some stability. Unfortunately nationalizing businesses isn't working out. That's why I brought up Obamacare, it feels similar.


Yup, much deeper. It has nothing to do with bodily functions, Chavez paid off their debt to the IMF in 2007 and boosted Venezuela straight onto the banker's hit list. As always, follow the money.

www.globalresearch.ca...

If the choice is between nationalization and globalization, which would you prefer? Is there a third choice?



posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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It's toilet paper, folks. There are bigger fish to fry.

Except when you're at a party at someone else's house using the bathroom and reach over to grab the... oh NO! "Hey... guys?"



posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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All the so called progressives should take a good hard look. History is going to keep repeating until infinity unless we learn from our mistakes. A progressives utopia was a mistake a 100 years ago and it is a mistake today.



Thankfully for the progressive PTB the world is filled with followers bitter from being poor and not being able to live a good life. This is done for a reason by the very same people and they use this to gain more and more power. How many times have we seen this play out? Germany,Russia,Italy,China. It will fail time and time again.



If you consider yourself a progressive liberal please look back into history and it will show you the future. In the end they are all Oligarchies. Every single last one of them.



posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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SubTruth

If you consider yourself a progressive liberal please look back into history and it will show you the future. In the end they are all Oligarchies. Every single last one of them.

That's how this whole capitalism thing has ended up as well--oligarchy. Funny how both seemingly opposed economic ideologies end up being the same thing when fully developed.

Hey... wait a minute, I think we're being manipulated here.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 12:43 AM
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NthOther

SubTruth

If you consider yourself a progressive liberal please look back into history and it will show you the future. In the end they are all Oligarchies. Every single last one of them.

That's how this whole capitalism thing has ended up as well--oligarchy. Funny how both seemingly opposed economic ideologies end up being the same thing when fully developed.

Hey... wait a minute, I think we're being manipulated here.






Awesome post and yes it always ends up in an Oligarchy. Hitler and Stalin did not rule alone. The US currently falls into this basket of progressive filth.



People need to understand what truly is happening and not what they are being spoon feed. A good example is the political spectrum many people believe fascism is far right. In fact the far right is anarchy and the far left is fascism.


The political spectrum is based on control. Progressives do not like this because in reality they are for more control over people. It is funny how dim witted progressive followers do not even understand what they are fighting for. I have only meet a few progressives who even admit Hitler was in fact a progressive and so was Stalin. These men were for the people and the so called greater good of all.





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