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Old 06-14-2017, 20:22   #136
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Socialism and Venezuela...the bodies and the denial just keep piling up.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:02   #137
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Socialism and Venezuela...the bodies and the denial just keep piling up.
nancy pelosi & maxine waters blame the gov failure, government murder and protesting in Venezuela on climate change.

Good enough for me.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:53   #138
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nancy pelosi & maxine waters blame the gov failure, government murder and protesting in Venezuela on climate change." TS

Yup- A failed socialist economic ideology and an ignorant, self serving leadership have nothing to do with it...
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Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court

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A helicopter has attacked Venezuela's Supreme Court in what President Nicolás Maduro called a "terrorist" incident. Four grenades were dropped on the court and 15 shots fired at the interior ministry on Tuesday, officials said. Rogue policeman Oscar Pérez said he had piloted the stolen helicopter to attack what he called a "criminal government". His whereabouts are unknown.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:48   #140
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Hope he's got a safe haven; not like hiding a Mini-Cooper in the LA river basin.
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Old 06-28-2017, 14:03   #141
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"criminal government"

Lotsa that goin' around...
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Restless natives?
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Restless natives?

Someone has upped the ante.

National Guard patrol hits roadside bomb in Venezuelan capital
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A powerful roadside bomb went off during massive anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, leaving seven members of the National Guard injured.

Footage taken at the scene shows a powerful explosion hitting a convoy of National Guard officers riding motorcycles.

Seven officers were injured in the blast, commander-in-chief of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) Major General Sergio Rivero Marcano confirmed to the Venezuelan media, adding that five of them suffered third-degree burns while two others received second-degree burns.

The information about the casualties was also confirmed by Interior Minister Nestor Reverol and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas.
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President Maduro has blamed external forces, especially the US, for triggering the unrest. He issued a statement to Washington last month, telling President Donald Trump to stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs.
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Old 08-17-2017, 13:48   #143
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Commie/socialist/globalist/big government on full display for those who want to see...

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

#WORLD NEWSAUGUST 16, 2017 / 6:54 PM / 21 HOURS AGO
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ve...-idUSKCN1AW2NN
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Commie/socialist/globalist/big government on full display for those who want to see...

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

#WORLD NEWSAUGUST 16, 2017 / 6:54 PM / 21 HOURS AGO
Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ve...-idUSKCN1AW2NN
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Originally Posted by article RE zoo animals starving
The government denied the animals had starved, insisting they had been treated "like family."
LOL. That's the problem.
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Old 08-17-2017, 14:31   #145
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LOL. That's the problem.
Gotta love it.
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Socialism...more folks to - um - get on thier knees...sad
Old 09-25-2017, 13:08   #146
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Socialism...more folks to - um - get on thier knees...sad

In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

BY JIM WYSS
Miami Herald
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:08 PM

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Dayana, a 30-year-old mother of four, nursed a beer as she watched potential clients walk down the dirt road that runs in front of wooden shacks, bars and bordellos. Dressed for work in brightly colored spandex, Dayana said she used to be the manager of a food-processing plant on the outskirts of Caracas.

But that job disappeared after the government seized the factory and “looted it,” she said.

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...#storylink=cpy
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I am just happy that we have finally expanded the muslim ban on immigration to include all of the socialist muslims coming from Venezuela ...


...gosh danged Venezuelan muslims - quit ruinin' my life !!!
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Old 09-25-2017, 15:40   #148
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Wonder why they have not called it a day and go north.
As long as they don't bring the wonderful socialism with them, aren't these the high skilled immigrants SOTB we want?

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In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

BY JIM WYSS
Miami Herald
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:08 PM

Excerpt:

Dayana, a 30-year-old mother of four, nursed a beer as she watched potential clients walk down the dirt road that runs in front of wooden shacks, bars and bordellos. Dressed for work in brightly colored spandex, Dayana said she used to be the manager of a food-processing plant on the outskirts of Caracas.

But that job disappeared after the government seized the factory and “looted it,” she said.

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...#storylink=cpy
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Old 09-25-2017, 15:47   #149
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Wonder why they have not called it a day and go north.
As long as they don't bring the wonderful socialism with them, aren't these the high skilled immigrants SOTB we want?
Miami has a significant population from Venezuela.

Nowadays, seems some are trading Lewinskys for bread - so air travel probably a stretch.
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Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts
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Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts

Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKBN1EV0K1

"CARACAS (Reuters) - Mobs gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after the government ordered shops to slash prices, creating chaos as desperate Venezuelans leapt at the chance to buy cheaper food as the country’s worsening economy causes severe shortages. ..."

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"...Armed National Guard soldiers later arrived at the store and ordered people into clear lines, warning that they would not be allowed in otherwise. They eventually let the crowd through in small groups just before midday, but people quickly emerged disappointed as only crackers and washing liquid were discounted.

“I can’t feed my kids with this,” said Jesus Gudino, a 29-year-old moto-taxi driver and father of three, sneering at the small plastic bag in his hand. “I’ve been here since 4 a.m. This is a mockery. What can I do? I have to leave this country.”
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