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Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding
Associated Press ^ | 9:31 P.M.MARCH 31, 2014 | HANNAH DREIER

Posted on 04/01/2014 4:13:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

President Nicolas Maduro's administration says the cards to track families' purchases will foil people who stock up on groceries at subsidized prices and then illegally resell them for several times the amount. Critics say it's another sign the oil-rich Venezuelan economy is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.

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


TOPICS: Cuba; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cuba; hugochavez; iran; leopoldolopez; loozymcloser; maduro; nicaragua; nicolasmaduro; russia; socialist; venezuela; waronterror
"Headed towards"?!? Venezuela is burning...Worse is that obama has the same mindset as Chavez and Maduro...
1 posted on 04/01/2014 4:13:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob
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To: Caipirabob

But should not a socialist paradise have enough food for everyone?


2 posted on 04/01/2014 4:37:42 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Caipirabob
Battling food shortages, caused by government policies the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

Government in action. It's the same no matter where you go. Governments cause problems with their idiotic laws, and then rather than getting rid of the idiotic laws push more laws which of course almost always make the problesm worse.

I don't believe I've ever heard a politician ever say "our idea was fundamentally flawed, We'll have to get rid of it."

No, What they ALWAYS say is "We didn't go far enough."

3 posted on 04/01/2014 4:37:59 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Caipirabob

Looks like they are on the same track as us.

ONLY thing you can do in life WITHOUT an ID card is VOTE.

Beginning to mean as much ‘here’ as ‘there’.
When they can’t or won’t purge rolls, take a head count and have absolutely NO accountability, ‘they’ are virtually taking the ‘voting rights’ of those that have AND EARNED them.

Deviancy Down. and Down and Down and Downer yet etc....


4 posted on 04/01/2014 4:46:26 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: VanDeKoik
Great point. Seems Utopia isn't all it's cracked up to be. Perhaps the liberals can explain this to us.
5 posted on 04/01/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Caipirabob

Yeah, thats the answer to their food shortage: ID cards (roll eyes)


6 posted on 04/01/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: VanDeKoik

“But should not a socialist paradise have enough food for everyone?”

Comrade!

Social Justice dictates that everyone have the same amount of everything, and anyone who diverges from that principle and complains about shortages, must suffer the consequences!

(See? Ya Know?)

IMHO


7 posted on 04/01/2014 5:05:27 AM PDT by ripley
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To: from occupied ga
No, What they ALWAYS say is "We didn't go far enough."

Or... "Not enough people heard and understood our explanation of the program(s)."

8 posted on 04/01/2014 5:10:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: VanDeKoik

It’s just that you can’t have “too much”...


9 posted on 04/01/2014 5:29:43 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Caipirabob

Contrary to popular belief, price gouging is good. Price controls are bad.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 5:29:49 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Caipirabob

... Or the mindset of Jimmy Carter.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 5:46:34 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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But this is racist. Black people in Venezuela aren’t going to be able to eat.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: lowbridge

Maybe they can eat them? w/sarc


13 posted on 04/01/2014 5:47:20 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Kartographer

Prepper interest??


14 posted on 04/01/2014 5:55:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ripley

Silly slave. We’ll tell you how much you need.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 6:14:09 AM PDT by spudville
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Arrowhead1952 for the heads up!


16 posted on 04/01/2014 6:19:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: spudville

“Silly slave. We’ll tell you how much you need.”

Yes, Master!

IMHO


17 posted on 04/01/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT by ripley
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To: lowbridge

The way things are going, is there any doubt they will be unable to produce enough cards?


18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:28:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Caipirabob

Obama is taking notes.

Well, not really - he is too lazy to actually do it himself.

he probably has a ‘Notes Czar’ to do it for him.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They should make the cards edible. Two birds.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Iron Munro

Obama is the melanin-based criticism shield for the communists that back him to implement their policies and destroy America.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Caipirabob.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Caipirabob
That be RACIS!
23 posted on 04/01/2014 6:51:06 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: glock rocks
They should make the cards edible. Two birds.

hmmmm....does Venezuela have an edible underwear factory they could seize?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 6:58:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Caipirabob

I am sure this social justice claptrap sounded soooooo cooooool and hip - Hope and changelike - 20 years ago.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Caipirabob

I don’t even think Venezuela is still oil-rich, as far as actual production goes.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 7:34:07 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Caipirabob

Classic food cards and black market. Are they having a revolution or a war?


27 posted on 04/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: VanDeKoik

If we don’t stop the EPA and FDA we will be in the same boat here. Hoard up while the hoarding is good. :-)


28 posted on 04/01/2014 9:03:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Caipirabob
Checkout workers at Abastos Bicentenario were taking down customers' cellphone numbers Monday, to ensure they couldn't return for eight days. Shoppers said employees also banned purchases by minors, to stop parents from using their children to engage in hoarding, which the government calls "nervous buying."

"People who go shopping every day hurt us all," he said, drawing approving nods from the friends he made over the course of his afternoon slowly snaking through the aisles with his oversized cart.

What nonsense. This is not the fault of the shoppers. Get rid of the price controls, and return the stores and farms back to the private sector, and these problems will go away.

29 posted on 04/01/2014 1:17:16 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Caipirabob

Now they will monitor how much food people are buying instead of repairing their broken system that caused the shortages


30 posted on 04/01/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grundle

Exactly


31 posted on 04/01/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Kartographer

Grow your own food. Use heirloom seeds, and save them for next year. No purchase necessary. Might have to hide the garden from sight.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: lowbridge

And more: tracking purchases. Once your stock is up to a certain level, it might be prudent to pay cash, and to not belong to a store card club. Afterall, food hoarding laws are here, they just aren’t enforced. Yet.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

That’s right. We practiced this once, during WWII, with the ration card.


34 posted on 04/01/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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