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President resigns after riots leave 22 dead in Argentina
Mail on Line ^ | 12/22/12

Posted on 12/22/2012 6:29:43 AM PST by Kartographer

President Fernando De la Rua resigned and fled the government palace in a helicopter, driven from office by a devastating economic crisis and days of rioting that left 22 people dead and homes and supermarkets across Argentina ransacked. De la Rua's sudden downfall yesterday came amid Argentina's worst unrest in a decade. Screeching tear gas canisters arced across the capital and police fired rubber bullets at thousands of anti-government protesters in the runup to his fall. Rioters looted houses and stores in other cities, and more than 200 people were injured nationwide. "I'm delighted he's finally gone. Thank God!" said Maria Andrejuk, who was among those celebrating after tensions eased across much of Buenos Aires. But as night fell, some looting persisted.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: argentina; prepparedness; preppers; riot; riots
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1 posted on 12/22/2012 6:30:05 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 12/22/2012 6:31:49 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Gonna be sweet when it’s 0bama ‘escaping’ the bloodthirty TAKERS when they turn on him...


3 posted on 12/22/2012 6:34:15 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kartographer

Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. There’s a Great Storm coming you can feel it.
Listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

One of the things that will hurt is the fact that many will not except that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why don’t they realize it?It’s caused by a condition called ‘Normalcy Bias’ a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.

It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their ‘serf’. Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.

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http://thesurvivalmom.com/2011/11/20/8-morale-boosters-for-any-worst-case-scenario/

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/02/02/survival-priorities-the-rule-of-three/

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http://ferfal.blogspot.com/

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“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”


4 posted on 12/22/2012 6:39:26 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Before De la Rua's resignation, a senior White House official said President George W. Bush's administration would wait for the dust to settle before deciding what, if any, action to take to help Argentina recover.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 6:39:26 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Kartographer

You may want to pull this.

The story is at least 12 years old.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 6:42:57 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Kartographer

I guess you didn’t read the article, which has GWB as president and Paul O’Neill as Treasury Secretary!!

Must be at least 10 years old.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 6:43:46 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yup, noticed that too.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 6:44:18 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Agree ... Merry Christmas Troop !

Stay Safe !!!


9 posted on 12/22/2012 6:44:28 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: LRoggy; Kartographer

There is some looting going on in Argentina right now, but this story is a very old one.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 6:46:02 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Kartographer
Some things here are a bit confusing.

The President of Argentina is Cristina Kirchner, a member of the Peronist Party.

I don't know when the Daily Mail article was written, but this statement from it suggests that it was years ago.

Before De la Rua's resignation, a senior White House official said President George W. Bush's administration would wait for the dust to settle before deciding what, if any, action to take to help Argentina recover.

The official said limited direct financial assistance has not been completely ruled out, although the Bush administration still wants Argentina to resolve its problems through the International Monetary Fund.

Earlier, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said the Bush administration, the IMF and the World Bank would continue working with Argentina to pull it back from the brink of economic collapse.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 6:47:05 AM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Kartographer

Is that all it takes to get rid of 0bambi? We should have thought of this sooner.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 6:47:28 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kartographer

The president of Argentina in Christine Kirchner. She took office in 2007 and won a second term in 2011. This article predates her first term.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 6:49:15 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: LRoggy; PJammers; DanMiller; smokingfrog

I guess I didn’t explain it well that what is happening now never really ended in Argentina. Todays riots are just a continuation of the old riots. It’s a spiral a death spiral that won’t end until there is nothing, but ashes left.

Argentina’s Economic Collapse - Part 1 of 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6_i8zuffs


14 posted on 12/22/2012 6:51:58 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

2 dead as supermarket looting spreads in Argentina

Published: December 21, 2012 Updated 10 hours ago

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“The unrest brought back memories of violence during Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001, when jobless people stormed supermarkets, shops and kiosks.”

“Former President Fernando de la Rua resigned on Dec. 20, 2001, after days of protests against his handling of the crisis amid rioting that caused dozens of deaths and injuries across the country.”

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The demonstration was called by Hugo Moyano, the head of the powerful General Labor Confederation who was once a close ally of Fernandez but is now one of her fiercest critics.

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With inflation running at about 25 percent a year, Argentines have sought to change their pesos for dollars, but the government has cracked down on such trades and made it nearly impossible to obtain dollars legally.

Read more here:
http://www.sunherald.com/2012/12/21/4371664/looting-leaves-2-dead-in-argentina.html#storylink=cpy


15 posted on 12/22/2012 7:12:02 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Kartographer

Had me going there for a minute until I realized it was RETRO article used to illustrate what happens when a socialist gov. runs out of other people’s money.

A retro warning would have been nice.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:13 AM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Kartographer

Though this is an old article, I noticed one little bit that Americans should be very aware of right now. What precipitated his downfall was a single act: the declaration of a “bank holiday” to prevent cash withdrawals from banks.

During the Great Depression in the US, there were many bank holidays, lasting from 3 to 300 days. And within the last several years, congress has now given banks the authority to declare a bank holiday on their own for up to two weeks before asking for a government extension.

This also applies to the formerly sacrosanct “demand accounts”. And while the FDIC currently insures depositor funds, when those funds are remitted is up to the FDIC, which means that during a crisis, they would likely not give up a dime before the bank holiday had expired.

Because so many financial crises are anticipated from the last week in December through January, it would be very wise to keep a big chunk of “mattress money” at home in a safe place. This is low risk, because no matter what happens, the money is in your control.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 7:37:44 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Kartographer; The Comedian
Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. There’s a Great Storm coming you can feel it.

I note that the webbot guys say their data falls off a cliff on 12/21/12, and doesn't come back until May.

I wonder what The Comedian's data says?

Damn, I miss him...

18 posted on 12/22/2012 8:01:28 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Kartographer

This happened over 10 years ago!!

Why don’t you mention that fact?


19 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:42 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Kartographer; Admin Moderator

Fernando De la Rua left office in 2001 (Dec 21, 2001 to be precise).

Very misleading posting. I suggest someone modify the title to represent that this is history.


20 posted on 12/22/2012 8:29:53 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Kartographer

The British newspaper is being a little dishonest and disengenuous, in NOT noting that the events it is “reporting” took place over a decade ago in Argentina; it is not a reporting of current events, although there have been some other recent disturbances in Argentina under its current Marxist leader.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 11:04:54 AM PST by Wuli
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