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Old 08-11-2017   #61 (permalink)
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So, now Mr. Trump wants to include a military option for Venezuela. He must have a secret factory that is making all these military members.
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So, now Mr. Trump wants to include a military option for Venezuela. He must have a secret factory that is making all these military members.
Just think if hillary won,we would be having all the same problems

MAGA is working ,the rest of the world is in for a catastrophic change.

Did you see the boats of so called syrian refugees landing on that beautiful beach.

Well most were somalis,bad bad scene in europe
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Just think if hillary won,we would be having all the same problems

MAGA is working ,the rest of the world is in for a catastrophic change.

Did you see the boats of so called syrian refugees landing on that beautiful beach.

Well most were somalis,bad bad scene in europe
You're obsession with Hillary is concerning. Maybe you should seek counseling.

Oh and Syria and Somalia....not that close together. On average, It's tough to mistake Syrians for Somalians.
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What do Venezuela and North Korea have in common besides being fullflegded dictatorships?


They have the fullflegded support of Hollywood's Elite.

I wonder what draws Hollywood's elite to dictatorships?
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Give another similarity between N. Korea and Venezuela, the DNC. Their political leaders are anointed not elected.
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Can you give a difference between N. Korea and the DNC? The N. Korean leader just looks like he's Transgeared.
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My daughters friend is from the big V. They don't have a stray animal problem if that tells you anything.
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You're obsession with Hillary is concerning. Maybe you should seek counseling.

Oh and Syria and Somalia....not that close together. On average, It's tough to mistake Syrians for Somalians.
It's Hilary that is obsessed with her loss and keeps coming back for more that should have you worried.
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Venezuela is a big hemispheric problem. We will see what the sanctions announced today will bring. It was our neighbor to the north when I was a young one living in Brazil.
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Venezuela is a big hemispheric problem. We will see what the sanctions announced today will bring. It was our neighbor to the north when I was a young one living in Brazil.
That country too is being torn apart by Communism
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That country too is being torn apart by Communism
No.

Though when I was a teen there, the military took over the government, in early 1964.
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My daughters friend is from the big V. They don't have a stray animal problem if that tells you anything.
There's some bias in how the crisis there is covered. Most Venezuelans were poor before Chavez, became a bit less poor under Chavez, and are now poor once more.

Upper middle class folks are not nearly as affected but of course it doesn't make for great news to drive around the suburbs and show that everything is normal. Of my father's very extensive family there (8 uncles and aunts, 40 cousins, over a hundred of their children) only a handful have expressed any interest in emigrating, and none actually did.
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There's some bias in how the crisis there is covered. Most Venezuelans were poor before Chavez, became a bit less poor under Chavez, and are now poor once more.
Sounds like 1944 Italy. The trains ran poorly before Mussolini, then ran on time under Mussolini, and then didn't run hardly at all when Mussolin was strung up by his heels (and the rolling stock/tracks destroyed by the 7th Army).

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Upper middle class folks are not nearly as affected but of course it doesn't make for great news to drive around the suburbs and show that everything is normal. Of my father's very extensive family there (8 uncles and aunts, 40 cousins, over a hundred of their children) only a handful have expressed any interest in emigrating, and none actually did.
It is good that your family are not suffering. Of course for the 95%+ of the rest of the country that are not in the upper middle class things apparently aren't going as well. Police killing demonstrators in the streets, people emigrating in search of their next meal, and an illegal legislature set up to "crown" Mr Maduro, are all pretty newsworthy things, don't you think? Gotta love those Socialists, really have "the people's" best interests at heart.
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Sounds like 1944 Italy. The trains ran poorly before Mussolini, then ran on time under Mussolini, and then didn't run hardly at all when Mussolin was strung up by his heels (and the rolling stock/tracks destroyed by the 7th Army).



It is good that your family are not suffering. Of course for the 95%+ of the rest of the country that are not in the upper middle class things apparently aren't going as well. Police killing demonstrators in the streets, people emigrating in search of their next meal, and an illegal legislature set up to "crown" Mr Maduro, are all pretty newsworthy things, don't you think? Gotta love those Socialists, really have "the people's" best interests at heart.
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Sounds like 1944 Italy. The trains ran poorly before Mussolini, then ran on time under Mussolini, and then didn't run hardly at all when Mussolin was strung up by his heels (and the rolling stock/tracks destroyed by the 7th Army).



It is good that your family are not suffering. Of course for the 95%+ of the rest of the country that are not in the upper middle class things apparently aren't going as well. Police killing demonstrators in the streets, people emigrating in search of their next meal, and an illegal legislature set up to "crown" Mr Maduro, are all pretty newsworthy things, don't you think? Gotta love those Socialists, really have "the people's" best interests at heart.
When you say something like "people emigrating" - are we talking millions of refugees as in Syria, or more like tens of thousands from a country of 30 million? And when you say "police killing demonstrators in the streets" are we talking millions or dozens?

Venezuela continues to pay its bonds, continues to sell oil, and continued to be a country with some terrible and terribly corrupt people on all levels of government. This would not change if they called themselves Marxists, Neocons, or New Bolivarians.

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