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Venezuela to 'saturate the market' with 50 million rolls of imported toilet paper
CNN ^ | May 16, 2013 -- | Mariano Castillo

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior

To avoid getting caught with their pants down, Venezuelan officials say they will confront a toilet paper shortage by importing 50 million rolls to meet demand.

Toilet paper is just one of the basic goods and foodstuffs that have been disappearing from store shelves over the past few months, as the government and private companies blame each other for the scarcity.

The government also casts blame on private companies, who they accuse of hoarding their products in hopes of selling it later at a higher price.

But businesses and the political opposition say government policies, including price controls on basic goods and tight restrictions on foreign currency, are to blame. The regulation discourage production, and many producers can't break even with the price controls, they say.

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TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: socialism; venezuela
'How would socialism in Sakhare look like?'

'At first, they'll ration sand...'

1 posted on 05/16/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

Single ply?


2 posted on 05/16/2013 4:29:29 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Give them corn shucks. That’s what they had before toilet paper.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 4:30:22 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Single ply?

Two plies is an imperialistic luxury, not suitable for working class, comrade!

4 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:35 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

We need to send Cheryl Crow down there to give them some pointers on how to conserve toilet paper.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 4:33:30 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Oops, make that Sheryl Crow.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 4:34:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
HA! So true.

Single ply, one square at a time.

7 posted on 05/16/2013 4:37:12 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Ah. Lefties.

Full of sh*t.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 4:39:50 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Freelance Warrior

Running out of other people’s toilet paper. Viva la Revoluccion. Well toilet paper literally revolves to its end too, ay?


9 posted on 05/16/2013 4:40:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Only government intervention in a free market can result in a shortage of a basic, readily produced, relatively cheap, product.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 4:43:03 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Johny Carson is haunting Venezuela?


11 posted on 05/16/2013 4:43:53 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: SampleMan
Only government intervention in a free market can result in a shortage of a basic, readily produced, relatively cheap, product.

Yes, socialism is always the same, any time, any country.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Fresh Wind

They can keep her.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 5:06:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Remember, every time you buy gas at Citgo you’re supporting toilet paper hoarders in Caracas. Or something like that.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Cuba has been known over the years for its toilet paper shortages....so I guess Venezuela is sinking deeper into the communist mire.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 5:11:48 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Coming soon to a bathroom near you.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:40:13 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’ll trade them tp for ammo.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:54:37 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Nextrush
Cuba has been known over the years for its toilet paper shortages....
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It was always a crap shoot as to if there would be tp in the bathroom...even at the airport.

No shortage of tb when I was in Venezuela years ago but you are not supposed to flush it or there would be white streamers in the creek behind the hotel the next day.

18 posted on 05/16/2013 5:55:36 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Corporal Radar O-Reilly must be running the economy down there. Toilet paper is becoming a medium of exhange. . . .


19 posted on 05/16/2013 6:11:13 AM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

What is it that has been said about TP and ammo?

No ammo in the US and now no TP in Venezuela. Hmmm...


20 posted on 05/16/2013 6:28:29 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Freelance Warrior; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
Finally, a good use for 50 million.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Beside those statues of Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara and Simon Bolivar, they’ll be adding one of Mr. Whipple...


22 posted on 05/16/2013 6:41:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Freelance Warrior; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
The government also casts blame on private companies, who they accuse of hoarding their products in hopes of selling it later at a higher price.

How Charmin.

23 posted on 05/16/2013 7:00:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Power Ply)
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To: PJ-Comix; Freelance Warrior; mikrofon; martin_fierro
Venezuela to 'saturate the market' with 50 million rolls of imported toilet paper

Venezuela, 50 million rolls of TP . . . This sounds like a job for . . . the Coupon Whisperer!

24 posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Then it's on to BOGOta.)
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To: martin_fierro; mikrofon

They want to keep their Caracas clean.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 7:45:54 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (But this could wipe out Venezuela.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That socialism wif it’s brilliant gumnermend price control safeguards is aces ya gotta admit. There may be nary a roll to be found, butt at least the rich are as much in need as the great unwashed. So.....


26 posted on 05/16/2013 7:52:50 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro
Venezuela to 'saturate the market' with 50 million rolls of imported toilet paper

Great Scott!

27 posted on 05/16/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT by mikrofon (OK. let's dispense with the jokes now...)
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To: Charles Henrickson
FUnnie you mention that because I just got off the phone with my wife who is currently in Venezuela for about another 10 days. Yes, she verified the shortages are real (especially TP but also corn flour and milk) so I told her I would use my couponing skills to pick up a bunch of bags of Pan Harina (corn flour) and ship them down there. Also toothpaste. BTW, they use corn flour everyday in their arepas and it has to be just one brand specially made and pre-cooked. Once we tried using another type of corn flour and the arepas were basically inedible.

As to TP, that might be a bit bulky to ship. Takes up a lot of space.

28 posted on 05/16/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Charles Henrickson
BTW, the exact TP coupon to use is Marcal and the store to get them at is Albertson's. 3 years ago I had so much FREE TP that I had them stacked up to almost the ceiling in my dining room and living room. It was about that time I figured I went a bit overboard so nowadays I only stock up reasonable supplies that can be stored out of sight. I can get FREE TP whenever I want so why line my walls with the stuff. Not necessary.

p.s. Couple of weeks ago I scored 6 bottles of liquid Tide detergent for just 4 bucks total due to a nationwide Dollar General store computer glitch.

p.p.s. Out the door now to spend from my recent stockpile of FREE VISA gift cards which I got with coupons.

29 posted on 05/16/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Freelance Warrior; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; PJ-Comix

Here's lookin' up yer old address.

30 posted on 05/16/2013 8:18:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Power Ply)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Sounds like one mother of a trip to Costco for Venezuela!


31 posted on 05/16/2013 8:22:12 AM PDT by ssaftler (It's Obama's fault)
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To: a fool in paradise

Cute, but I have a 50 BILLION dollar Zimbabwe banknote.

Oh, the glories of socialism !


32 posted on 05/16/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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