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Caracas-based blogger: Venezuela has imploded, video shows cops shooting civilians
CFP ^ | February 21, 2014 | Dan Calabrese

Posted on 02/22/2014 4:35:53 AM PST by iontheball

There is a scandal in the United States, and this one is not about anything the government has done. This one is squarely on the media, which is virtually ignoring what’s going on in Venezuela. There, the population is rising up en masse against the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro - the successor to the late anti-American strongman Hugo Chavez.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: citzensrevolution; hugochavez; leopoldolopez; mandura; nicolasmaduro; repository; venezuela
Ask yourself, if the MSM news sources are already the propaganda arm of this administration, then what was the real objective behind the latest FCC attempted power grab to control the news?
1 posted on 02/22/2014 4:35:53 AM PST by iontheball
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To: iontheball

This is why our divinely-guided Founders gave us the Second Amendment. If we ever let the government take that right from us, we are finished.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 4:37:57 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: iontheball

1. The Moslem Tyrant-by-Fraud Obama backs the Marxists
in Venezuela.

2. NEVER will the Communist-Moslem allow his
controlled-MSM-family to broadcast the TRUTH. EVER.

3. The hollow point bullets bought by DH”S” for the
Black Panthers and Obama’s Criminals were bought
and distributed to kill innocent Americans ONLY.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 4:41:26 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: iontheball
The Obama DemoRat approved nuevo Communist cops can kill unarmed civilians with impunity if they're Venezuelan, but Zero will risk WWIII to support a violent armed insurrection against a legal ex-Communist government in Ukraine.

The newsroom gets it's orders from the Communist Obama.

4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:48:52 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: txrefugee

Your posts triggered the memory of a list I had seen recently. Check this out and tell me just how many of these youthink the Federals have achieved. I am thinking about 75%-80% .

How To Create a Social State

by Saul Alinsky

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) HealthcareHealth careHealth-care - Control healthcarehealth carehealth-care and you control the people.

2) Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion - Remove the belief in God from the government and schools.

8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:54:23 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: iontheball

Just like with Cuba, which is providing many of the eyes, ears and enforcers in Venezuela, the American media is vested in covering up for Marxists. Castro, Maduro/Chavez and Obama are birds of a feather and Obama will use militias and the army against Conservatives when he has sufficiently remade the US and if Conservatives forcefully oppose him.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:57:01 AM PST by Truth29
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7 posted on 02/22/2014 5:01:29 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: txrefugee
This is why our divinely-guided Founders gave us the Second Amendment. If we ever let the government take that right from us, we are finished.

You are correct. Look at what happened when the citizens couldn't fight back against the police stste because they were unarmed: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union under Station and China under Mao. And the death toll from mass shootings, labor camps, forced exile and deliberate famine is somewhere between 110 and 160 million dead....

8 posted on 02/22/2014 5:03:06 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: iontheball

God help the civilians, especially the children.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 5:06:13 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 5:09:09 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: RayChuang88
I should correct myself--it should be Stalin, not "Station."
11 posted on 02/22/2014 5:14:41 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: iontheball

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting


12 posted on 02/22/2014 5:17:35 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Tupelo

Did Alinki actually write this? I would love to give this to my friends, but having trouble confirming that this is actually written by Alinski.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 5:32:42 AM PST by TBall
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To: iontheball

They fear that publicizing what happens elsewhere just might GIVE US SHEEPLE IDEAS...

Can’t have that now, can we?


14 posted on 02/22/2014 5:35:58 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Diogenesis
>>>1. The Moslem Tyrant-by-Fraud Obama backs the Marxists in Venezuela. 2. NEVER will the Communist-Moslem allow his controlled-MSM-family to broadcast the TRUTH. EVER.<<<
15 posted on 02/22/2014 5:37:25 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: iontheball

Wonderful! All huff and puff. Apart from the failed attack on George Bush by Dan Rather, how often has a lefty reporter been called, let alone successfully called out for lying.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 5:37:57 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: iontheball

Truthfully, Venezuela has long been a news black hole, which early on in the Chavez years resulted in a scandal.

About the only American news media down there was one reporter for AP. He had a country-wide monopoly on Venezuelan news to the US. And his girlfriend was strongly tied in to the political opposition, so he just sent a stream of anti-Chavez propaganda, not real news.

To make matters much worse, he was about the only source of news for the State Department as well. The US embassy was pretty well bottled up, having tried, poorly, to support a coup against Chavez by some real dimwits. While the Democrats are oblivious to foreign policy, the Republicans were just as bad, with a cabal of fruitcake insiders controlling all central and South American policy, a cabal that did not let any good or sane analysts join them.

The bottom line was that nobody in the US had a clue. And unless the State Department, the CIA, the NSA, etc., have created a news gathering bureau down there, we still don’t have a clue.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 5:50:41 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Tupelo

9. Control the media... at at least those few portions that aren’t already in the tank for Communism.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 5:52:56 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: TBall

No, Alinsky did not write this...it is a modern variant from “Communist Rules for Revolution”.

Alinsky wrote this in his book “Rules for Radicals” in 1971.

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

The sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.

The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.

The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.

The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.

The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right — we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”

The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 5:55:38 AM PST by Engedi
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To: iontheball
Venezuela subsists on the drug habit of Americans. So what can we expect from them? They are mere suppliers and we will continue to support them for the druggies of Americans.
It's the LEAST we can do for both parties, pun intended.
20 posted on 02/22/2014 6:14:48 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Tupelo; txrefugee; TBall
How To Create a Social State

by Saul Alinsky

Fake. Not written by Alinsky. link

21 posted on 02/22/2014 6:22:43 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Diogenesis

Where have all the Flower Children gone?

By: Humberto Fontova

2/21/2014

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/21/where-have-all-the-flower-children-gone/

That silence you hear issues from the media/celebrity axis regarding the massive protests in Venezuela where hip college kids are being beaten, tear-gassed, and shot down in a manner to shame anything done by Mayor Daley’s police in 1968 or the Ohio National Guard in 1970. Six Venezuelan youths are confirmed dead and hundreds have been injured and/or arrested.

Forget looking in the mainstream media for the nitty-gritty of this communist repression. The Venezuelan regime —under the (literal!) and expert tutelage of their Cuban colonial overlords–is easily censoring the sheeplike mainstream media. The truth is getting out through social media.

Please don’t miss these dramatic videos.

http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/19/19f/


22 posted on 02/22/2014 6:41:26 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: iontheball
Ask yourself, if the MSM news sources are already the propaganda arm of this administration, then what was the real objective behind the latest FCC attempted power grab to control the news?

To refine the propaganda to their exact liking and at the same time kill FOX NEWS and conservative radio.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 7:07:18 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: TBall

NO!

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

The sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.

The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.

The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.

The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.

The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right — we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”

The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 7:27:25 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: iontheball

This is as bad as a supposed bigfoot video — something is going on, but the video doesn’t really show much other than a bunch of people running around.

The filmer’s emotional reaction is understandible, presuming she could actually tell what was going on, but she covers the audio making it even more difficult to discern what was going on.

So, while there is undoubtedly rioting down there and surely all sorts of fighting going on, video’s like these aren’t going to “document” anything specific. Whether it was “Cop shoots civilian” or “civilian shoots cop” or “Teenager throws firecrackers” — the video can be whatever you title it and no-one can tell any different.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 7:51:45 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: cunning_fish

Then, on to kill the atheistic communists.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 7:52:53 AM PST by onedoug
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To: iontheball

I seem to remember Chavez leading a military coup and having snipers shoot demonstrators outside the presidential palace before he stepped back and then rigged his election with electronic (no paper trail) voting machines. So this is no surprise. What is surprising is that people are standing up against this. Will we do the same?


27 posted on 02/22/2014 8:24:27 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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