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Old 09-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #31
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Meanwhile us deplorables are eating fresh eggs from our chickens,storing food,getting ready to lay down some Venison and stacking guns and ammo deep.Booze and Tobacco are great for barter too
Let them socialists starve.Their Hero Darwin has an Award for them!
If you cant grow your own food then start learning.Nothing worse than a useless idiot sucking up resources.
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The stark reality of socialist Venezuela: children are literally dying of hunger.

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Old 12-01-2016, 07:59 PM   #34
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Poor people. They've started weighing the cash instead of counting it now. This is what will eventually happen to our currency.

One Scary Chart: Venezuela's Currency Disintegrates

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Old 05-31-2017, 04:43 PM   #35
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Venezuela descends into chaos. Its people, once the wealthiest in Latin America, starve. Even The New York Times runs headlines like "Dying Infants and No Medicine."

My Venezuelan-born friend Kenny says his relatives are speaking differently. Cousins who once answered "Fine" or "Good" when asked, "How are you?" now say, "We're eating."

Eating is a big deal in the country that's given birth to jokes about a "Venezuelan diet." A survey by three universities found 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average 19 pounds this year.

So are American celebrities who championed Venezuela's "people's revolution" embarrassed? Will they admit they were wrong?

"No," says linguist and political writer Noam Chomsky. "I was right."


Sigh.

Actor Sean Penn met with Hugo Chavez several times and claimed Chavez did "incredible things for the 80 percent of the people that are very poor."

Oliver Stone made a film that fawned over Chavez and Latin American socialism. Chavez joined Stone in Venice for the film's premiere.

Michael Moore praised Chavez for eliminating "75 percent of extreme poverty."

Hello?! In Venezuela, Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, created extreme poverty.

Chomsky, whose anti-capitalist teachings have inspired millions of American college students, praised Chavez's "sharp poverty reduction, probably the greatest in the Americas." Chavez returned the compliment by holding up Chomsky's book during a speech at the U.N., making it a best-seller.

Is Chomsky embarrassed by that today? "No," he wrote me. He praised Chavez "in 2006. Here's the situation as of two years later." He linked to a 2008 article by a writer of Oliver Stone's movie who said, "Venezuela has seen a remarkable reduction in poverty."

I asked him, "Should you now say to the students who've learned from you, 'Socialism, in practice, often wrecks people's lives'?" Chomsky replied, "I never described Chavez's state capitalist government as 'socialist' or even hinted at such an absurdity. It was quite remote from socialism. Private capitalism remained ... Capitalists were free to undermine the economy in all sorts of ways, like massive export of capital."

What? Capitalists "undermine the economy" by fleeing?

I showed Chomsky's email to Marian Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org. I like his response: "If lack of private capitalism -- I assume he means total abolition of private enterprise and most private property -- is his definition of socialism, then only North Korea and Kampuchea qualify."

Tupy also asks how Chomsky thinks "capitalists sabotaged the economy by taking money out if capitalists are superfluous to a functioning economy."

Good questions. Chomsky's arguments are absurd.

As Tupy wrote elsewhere about another socialist fool, "As much as I would like to enjoy rubbing (his) nose in his own mind-bending stupidity, I cannot rejoice, for I know that Venezuela's descent into chaos -- hyperinflation, empty shops, out-of-control violence and the collapse of basic public services -- will not be the last time we hear of a collapsing socialist economy. More countries will refuse to learn from history and give socialism 'a go.' 'Useful idiots,' to use Lenin's words ... will sing socialism's praises until the last light goes out."


I fear he's right. This love for state planning is especially outrageous today because anyone who pays attention knows what does work: market capitalism.

Socialism failed in Angola, Benin, Cambodia, China, Congo, Cuba, Ethiopia, Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, North Korea, Poland, Somalia, the Soviet Union, Vietnam and now Venezuela. We are yet to experience the blessed event of seeing one socialist country succeed.

Yet during the same years, capitalism brought prosperity to Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, most of Western Europe, and years ago, to a mostly poor and undeveloped country we now call America.

In 1973, when Chile abandoned its short-lived experiment with socialism and embraced capitalism, Chilean income was 36 percent that of Venezuela. Today, Chileans are 51 percent richer than Venezuelans. Chilean incomes rose by 228 percent. Venezuelans became 21 percent poorer.

Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. But because some people believe socialism is the answer to inequality, Venezuelans starve.

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No,no,no.Socialism is good.Those eeebil rich capitalists need their wealth redistributed,monsanto,Trump...aaaaaah need a safe space!Waaaabooohoo

Let em lie in the bed of fleas they wanted!
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:54 PM   #37
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I am glad I will be dead before we get to that point in the US. I feel sorry for my kids. History shows it is inevitable. The very people who believe and preach "complete fairness" are seldom the ones that are taxed to death to pay for it.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:53 PM   #38
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Illinois is the same...
$16 Billion in debt with an additional $250 BILLION in unfunded pensions



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$16 Billion in debt with an additional $250 BILLION in unfunded pensions



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Literally a turd world problem!
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:38 PM   #40
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Meanwhile In Venezuela, The Real Mad Max Emerges


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Not quite the socialist utopia that Bernie Sanders longed for? Or more pointedly - this is exactly the dystopia one can expect from such policies of 'redistribution' and central planning.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:33 PM   #41
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This is Goat's dream . Big centralized gov't.

Venezuelans Are Now Paying 1000 Times More For US Dollars Than They Did In 2010
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But..but..Russia interfered in our election!!

CIA And Sen Marco Rubio Accused Of Plotting Regime Change In Venezuela

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Sadly, Our children will most likely see this first hand after we are gone.
lol we are watching capitalism cause death everyday. lol what.


the massive amount of oil spills all over africa

halliburton?? HEELLOOO??

so you think the 64 million dollars A YEAR spent in lobbying and pacs by the defense industry has anything to do with our perpetual war???<- key word: spent

Or what about the hondurans that are still fleeing across the border from gang violence. Are we going to ignore how america pretty much staged a coup to turn honduras into an indentured, desperate, and destroyed source of dirt cheap bananas.
look i like capitalism and its self correcting aspects, but this is the historical nastiness of it everyone needs to know and understand as well.
its the cause of the gangs and the resulting fleeing across the border YOU HATE SO MUCH.


blindly accepting this death machine is just as stupid as accepting the venezuelan death machine.

The US death machine is just
1)WAY more efficient lol duh capitalism
2) largely affects foreign countries.
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lol we are watching capitalism cause death everyday. lol what.

the massive amount of oil spills all over africa
halliburton?? HEELLOOO??
so you think the 64 million dollars A YEAR spent in lobbying and pacs by the defense industry has anything to do with our perpetual war???<- key word: spent
Or what about the hondurans that are still fleeing across the border from gang violence. Are we going to ignore how america pretty much staged a coup to turn honduras into an indentured, desperate, and destroyed source of dirt cheap bananas.
look i like capitalism and its self correcting aspects, but this is the historical nastiness of it everyone needs to know and understand as well.
its the cause of the gangs and the resulting fleeing across the border YOU HATE SO MUCH.

Bindly accepting this death machine is just as stupid as accepting the venezuelan death machine.
The US death machine is just
1)WAY more efficient lol duh capitalism
2) largely affects foreign countries.
Mmmmm, great post. I completely agree with many of your points above. So I guess I am a bit confused by this.

You say you like capitalism and its self correcting aspects. However, next sentence you bash the crap out of it and blame it for all our woes??? You grossly fail to recognize that capitalism is not the culprit. The culprit is the crooked government politicians that pander to and allow these repulsive acts for the benefit of themselves and the slimy corporations that use them as puppets. And then you seem to be very much in favor of more government intervention??? Which if you have not learned yet, will cause yet even more crooked back slapping deals

Hello? Hallaburtin...do a little research and see who the largest benefactors are...
You could also look at no other than Hillary Cinton's largest campaign contributors. And then tell me, she had your best interest in mind...Now that, is an atrocity which you should easily be able recognize.....can you say "corporate puppet". but my guess is that you are too brainwashed to accept the facts or the truth.
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Went to a BBQ this weekend and met a young guy that said Hugo Chavez was a great man and all the problems in Venezuela was Americas fault.Then he started talking about the Castros and Cuba.When I mentioned my wife is from Cuba and we have relatiives there he STFU.
He also disclosed his blood would kill weaker men if transfused because of the opiates and other drugs in his systemFookin idiots!Probably cant donate because of Hep C or HIV.
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