Venezuela Meltdown

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by WildCat » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:37 pm

Skeeve wrote: Venezuela!
Yes, a success....a flaming success...
But Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn said it was paradise!
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by shuize » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:00 pm

Venezuela town issues own currency amid cash shortages

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by shuize » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:34 pm

Russia reportedly helped Venezuela launch its petro cryptocurrency to skirt US sanctions
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/21/1714 ... ncy-russia

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:50 am

I've read – but haven't bookmarked the article – that the US donated ~ 2 M$ to surrounding countries, particularly Colombia, to help with the Venezuelan refugees.

That's for, over the years, about 600.000 people…

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:12 pm

Witness wrote:I've read – but haven't bookmarked the article – that the US donated ~ 2 M$ to surrounding countries, particularly Colombia, to help with the Venezuelan refugees.

That's for, over the years, about 600,000 people…
FTFY?

Meanwhile; Venezuela hopes to tackle the world’s worst inflation by deleting zeros from its currency
CARACAS, Venezuela — Economic pledges may be par for the course in election campaigns, but in hyperinflationary Venezuela, the candidates' dueling promises are going further, with the incumbent vowing to lop a few zeros off the currency, while his main challenger calls for the adoption of the U.S. dollar.

President Nicolás Maduro late Thursday briefly outlined his monetary rescue plan. In a country where a dozen eggs can cost 250,000 bolivars ($5) amid worsening inflation, he would chop three zeros off the currency — arguably bringing the price for those eggs down to 250.
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I mean, it works all the time here in the USA...It should work, even in a socialist paradise, no?
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by shuize » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:34 pm

Skeeve wrote:
CARACAS, Venezuela — Economic pledges may be par for the course in election campaigns, but in hyperinflationary Venezuela, the candidates' dueling promises are going further, with the incumbent vowing to lop a few zeros off the currency, while his main challenger calls for the adoption of the U.S. dollar.

President Nicolás Maduro late Thursday briefly outlined his monetary rescue plan. In a country where a dozen eggs can cost 250,000 bolivars ($5) amid worsening inflation, he would chop three zeros off the currency — arguably bringing the price for those eggs down to 250.
It sounds like they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:37 pm

Skeeve wrote:
Witness wrote:I've read – but haven't bookmarked the article – that the US donated ~ 2 M$ to surrounding countries, particularly Colombia, to help with the Venezuelan refugees.

That's for, over the years, about 600,000 people…
FTFY?
Thanks for correcting my error.
Skeeve wrote:Okay, look Nicky, why not just offer ponies...
FTFY?

:wink:

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:23 am

Miami Herlad wrote:In Venezuela, hungry child gangs use machetes to fight for ‘quality’ garbage

At 16, Liliana has become the mother figure for a gang of Venezuelan children and young adults called the Chacao, named after the neighborhood they’ve claimed as their territory. The 15 members, ranging in age from 10 to 23, work together to survive vicious fights for “quality” garbage in crumbling, shortage-plagued Venezuela. Their weapons are knives and sticks and machetes. The prize? Garbage that contains food good enough to eat.

[&c., in the same style]
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation- ... 50449.html

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:29 pm

After Dozens Die in a Jail Fire, Venezuela Tear-Gasses Their Relatives
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/worl ... v=top-news

Not a shithole. :roll:
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by shuize » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 am

Venezuelans lack Communion wafers this Easter ...

Venezuela's devastating food crisis means wheat flour has become a rare commodity in the country. Some churches have run out of the ingredient needed to make the sacramental bread that is central to celebrating the Holy Eucharist throughout the year -- and on Easter Sunday, according to local reports.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/30/amer ... index.html

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:53 am

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If not, they should have prayed harder.

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:45 am

shuize wrote:
Venezuelans lack Communion wafers this Easter ...

Venezuela's devastating food crisis means wheat flour has become a rare commodity in the country. Some churches have run out of the ingredient needed to make the sacramental bread that is central to celebrating the Holy Eucharist throughout the year -- and on Easter Sunday, according to local reports.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/30/amer ... index.html
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Problem solved.

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:32 pm

ed wrote: Image

Problem solved.

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Nope.

Not consecrated.

And no you cannot DIY at home unless you're a priest.

Sorry ed. No body of Jesus for you. :P
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Excuse me ... in extremus any person (even you) can act as a priest. Giving the last rites for example.
Here is a candid woodcut of you giving last rites
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Somehow I suspect that you demanded payment. Whatever.
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:19 pm

You even included a pic of somebody (not me of course) getting "paid". :lmao:
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:43 pm

Gives new meaning to "Head of the Church"
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:46 pm

ed wrote:
After Dozens Die in a Jail Fire, Venezuela Tear-Gasses Their Relatives
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/worl ... v=top-news

Not a shithole. :roll:
Update: 5 police officials suspected in Venezuela jail fire detained
CARACAS, Venezuela — Five police officials are suspected of being responsible for a fire that killed 68 people in a police station jail in Venezuela and have been detained, the nation’s chief prosecutor said Saturday.

Tarek William Saab wrote on Twitter that the officials are believed “responsible for the tragic events that caused the death of 68 citizens” but provided no further details.
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Relatives and human rights advocates have been pressing the government to provide a full account of what happened at the police station jail on Wednesday morning. Some family members of those killed have said their loved ones called before the fire and said their jailers were pouring gasoline in the cellblock. Other accounts suggest it was the inmates themselves who started the blaze in an attempt to escape.
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Venezuela Today wrote:Journalists flee Venezuela to publish ongoing investigation, amid legal threats

Earlier this week, four journalists from the investigative website Armando.info have been forced to leave the troubled country citing fears of state persecution after they were sued by a business executive with ties to Maduro’s party. Armando.info is a long-term partner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and worked on many projects, including the two most recent projects, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers.

Their dramatic investigative series last year revealed how Colombian executive Alex Saab took advantage of connections, government contracts and an offshore enterprise to sell food at inflated prices to a government program meant to feed Venezuela’s desperately poor.
http://todayvenezuela.com/2018/03/28/i- ... l-threats/

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 pm

Stephen Molyneux occasionally suffers from diarrhea of the mouth, however;
If you listen to the first five minutes it is descriptive....



...and worth noting that this video was posted about two years ago...
...back when Barry (no-balls) Obama was the first POTUS to impose sanctions...
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:22 pm

Ya can't spend money you don't have.
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