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Venezuela Goes Full Road Warrior

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by tom baxter, Jul 11, 2017.



  1. tom baxter

    tom baxter back from 2004

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    In a desperate attempt to get some carbs into their diet a gang of bikers forces a truck laden with sugar to stop on the highway before looting it. How? Molotov cocktails.


     
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    Heading to a PROG controlled State or Urban Area near you.

    If you aint packin' you SHOULD be packin'. It won't stop at sugar.
     
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    They will attack UPS and Fedex drivers first. Then hit the beer guys and Sysco.
     
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    Hummmmm

    Bottom Feeder takes notes...

    BF
     
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    Looks like a scene from The Walking Dead! We are truly in the end times (whatever that means)
     
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    Don't foget the ice cream trucks...! :beer:
     
  7. tom baxter

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    I guess stuff like this has always happened around the world, but Venezuela was actually a pretty decent place a decade ago Look at that road, it's no third world hotch potch. It just goes to show what happens in a modern economy when the money runs out.
     
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    Bumble bee attack.

    What is in that second tanker truck and why didn't they rob it?
     
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    You can add Beirut, Lebanon circa 1965:
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    Once it's gone ($$$$) it's GONE:
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    Might as well pave paradise and put up a Parking Lot. ( OOO, La, La, la, )
     
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    I took a screen grab and blew it up, It's got GASSES written there. Not propane, that would require those warning signs we see but otherwise I have no idea. At any rate it doesn't look like anything edible.
     
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    The header of the thread is very misleading. Those natives were not after food. If they really wanted food, they live in a frickin' jungle, there's easy found food in a jungle. They wanted the sweet stuff to sell for MONEY. always follow the money...
     
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    You've got that backwards. Think about people, they'll hit the BEER trucks FIRST!
     
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    There's no beer in Venezuela anyway. Polar closed.
     
  14. Alton

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    Maybe a look at Venezuela from a different perspective would be both enlightening and useful.

    First, you know that I am not a socialist. Socialism can be fully defined and explained in one word...stupid. Nevertheless it exists in the world and according to this poll 75% of the people in Venezuela like socialism: 75% of Venezuelans Support Socialism: Poll | venezuelanalysis.com
    It was this poll that moved me to look further into what is happening in Venezuela beyond the scant few reports that make to American news, both mainstream AND Alt media. The story is not really what I was expecting.

    It would appear that what we are seeing in Venezuela is an uprising of the right, people like you and me, against the left, which, thanks to state owned and run petroleum, has produced a somewhat successful socialist country along the lines of Saudi Arabia, pre-US invasion Iraq and Iran and all without the nonsense of Sharia law, a Quran or fatwas of farked up mullahs. What we are looking at in Venezuela is the political polar opposite of what we lightly deal with in America...it is the RIGHT that is protesting and engaging in deadly violent civil disobedience.

    They, the right, are using the playbook of the left and are doing a horrible job of it. The lies are blatant and all too easily disproved and exposed as lies. They keep crying out for US intervention but the US is not really moving in that direction. They want IMF intervention but their cries go unheard. They want world press coverage but so far they are largely being ignored. They are receiving funding from largely outside and unknown sugar daddies who are also funding black markets, offering exorbitant exchange rates (500% to 600%) to put US dollars on the streets and into the economy. Food shortages are a lie in general however there are manufactured shortages in cooking oils, a type of corn flour/meal and toilet paper and feminine hygiene product, quite calculated to disrupt the populace as these are the most purchased items in Venezuela, yet all these can be found in abundance on the black market at about a 3700% markup. The death and injury tolls are way overstated by the right. Police and military are quite restrained. Claims of censorship are a bald-faced lie as there are numerous opposition papers at newsstands. Then there is the Exxon-Mobil connection along with a noticeable lack of debt among Venezuelans and other tentacles of banksters. The sale of Venezuelan oil is what funds this seeming "socialist paradise" so the people will like this flavor of socialism as long as the sale of oil lasts.

    Here's an article and a couple of videos from TeleSur, an independent NON-Venezuelan outfit by reporter/journalist Abby Martin:

    Abby Martin Busts Open Myths on Venezuela's Food Crisis: 'Shelves Fully Stocked' | News | teleSUR English



     
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    Interesting.
     
  16. Alton

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    Here's another but more concise political view of Venezuela mess:

     
  17. Uglytruth

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    zuckerberg could buy it & show the world how well socialism works.



    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-21/the-meltdown-in-venezuela-s-currency-is-deepening

    The Meltdown in Venezuela's Currency Is Deepening
    The black-market rate for the bolivar plunges beyond 8,700 per dollar for first time
    By
    Srinivasan Sivabalan
    July 21, 2017, 3:49 PM EDT
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    The meltdown in Venezuela’s currency is deepening as a crippling dollar shortage and a threat of oil sanctions take their toll on the economy. The black-market rate for the bolivar traded weaker than 8,700 per dollar for the first time, according to dolartoday.com on Friday, compared with the official rate of around 10 and a more widely used alternative rate of 2,757. That’s creating an illusion for foreigners observing the country’s stock market, which appears to be valued at $2.57 trillion -- bigger than Germany’s, France’s, India’s or Canada’s -- but is worth only $3 billion based on the black-market rate.
     

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