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Offline Gazoo

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This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:29:27 AM »

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People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, Feb. 27, 2014. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis called Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in calming the nation's worst unrest in a decade.

One of the reasons Venezuelans have been protesting all over the country for weeks is because of mass shortages of food and other goods.
In December, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez compared the country's astonishing inflation rate to Zimbabwe's. Consumer prices have risen 56% since Nicolas Maduro took power in 2013.

This line gives you a pretty stunning impression of what that's like — of how many Venezuelans have to get in line for hours to feed themselves and their families every day.

The photo was taken in San Cristobal, the capital city of the Venezuelan mountainous western state of Táchira. It's one of the epicenters of the protests, in which at least 15 have died.

And the demonstrations show no signs of abating, despite Lopez's arrest last week.

On Wednesday, the government announced new measures to try to stem inflation by creating a secondary market in which state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA, individuals and other companies can purchase dollars.

http://www.businessinsider.com/long-food-lines-are-in-venezuela-2014-2


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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 03:28:00 PM »
No it doesn't work, Gazoo - but I fear until Rachel Maddow and the folks at CNN are standing in the bread line they will continue to push it.
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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 07:27:23 PM »
Hugo, mah brutha, I miss you so much but have to commend you on the great job you did of turning your country into a hellhole. I only hope I'm half as successful ...

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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 07:16:16 PM »
That is such a sad/depressing sight.  When I was in Venzuela with my family in the very early 1990s Caracas was not like this at all; it was 180 degrees different.

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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 07:21:49 PM »
Now that they are all in one place it would a good time for Michelle  type facilitators to teach proper food choices.

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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 08:03:31 PM »
PAGING SEAN PENN!!

PAGING SEAN PENN!!

MISTER SEAN PENN, WHITE COURTESY TELEPHONE, PLEASE!!

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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 08:05:34 PM »
PAGING SEAN PENN!!

PAGING SEAN PENN!!

MISTER SEAN PENN, WHITE COURTESY TELEPHONE, PLEASE!!

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Re: This Is A Food Line In Venezuela
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 10:23:42 PM »
Now that they are all in one place it would a good time for Michelle  type facilitators to teach proper food choices.

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Perhaps we should take all those Michelle-meals the kids won't eat and fly them down to Venezuela ... no, wait, that's too evil for even someone like Maduro to do to those poor people.  Better to eat grass and pine needles than Michelle-meals.


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