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Venezuela Nationalizes Toilet Paper Factory to Cope with Toilet Paper Shortage
frontpagemag.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/07/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by grundle

A Venezuelan state agency on Friday ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent supplies after embarrassing shortages earlier this year.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government’s rigid price and currency controls are failing. They have also used the situation to poke fun at his administration on social media networks.

A national agency called Sundecop, which enforces price controls, said in a statement it would occupy one of the factories belonging to paper producer Manpa for 15 days, adding that National Guard troops would “safeguard” the facility.

“The action in the producer of toilet paper, sanitary napkins and disposable diapers responds to the state’s obligation to ensure a steady supply of basic goods for the people,” Sundecop said, adding it had observed “the violation of the right” to access such products.

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1 posted on 10/07/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Echos of Atlas Shrugged.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: grundle

Progressivism/Socialism at it’s finest! LMAO!


3 posted on 10/07/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT! : $70 TRILLION unfunded...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; JoeProBono
"NO TP FOR YOU!"


4 posted on 10/07/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: grundle

What are they using instead?


5 posted on 10/07/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: grundle

Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 9:05:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: luvbach1

I wouldn’t be shaking hands with any Venezuelans anytime soon.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 9:05:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

HaHAHAHA Celebrate Socialism! Che Lives ! Young People Unite !

Butt Sheryl Crow would be proud, no?


8 posted on 10/07/2013 9:06:33 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: grundle

New policy, you must turn over the toilet paper and use the other side as well before disposing.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 9:06:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: thackney

TP shortages, now they have achieved true Communism.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 9:06:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: luvbach1
Small furry rodents.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/07/2013 9:06:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: thackney
Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money.

Can you spare a square of low currency Zimbabwean money?

12 posted on 10/07/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Holy Chet!


13 posted on 10/07/2013 9:07:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: grundle

Do like the muzzies. Wipe with your left, eat with your left and save your right for slappin’ around your wife. (or do they slap with the left too...I forget)


14 posted on 10/07/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT by albie
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To: grundle

A right to access of toilet paper, now that’s one worth fighting for!


15 posted on 10/07/2013 9:08:31 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: grundle
Venezuela Nationalizes Toilet Paper Factory to Cope with Toilet Paper Shortage

What? Did Venezuelans have to wipe off their TV screens after seeing 0bama too?

16 posted on 10/07/2013 9:09:41 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: thackney

Or toilet paper!


17 posted on 10/07/2013 9:10:03 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: grundle
Nationalize it...that's the ticket.So,within a month,TP will go from difficult to find to impossible to find.
18 posted on 10/07/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: grundle

When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved socialism.


19 posted on 10/07/2013 9:12:32 AM PDT by Lexington Green (2012 - It wasn't an election. It was a coup d'etat.)
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To: grundle

Commies don’t like capitalism and freedom, with their market fluctuations, so they mandate price controls.

When the inevitable shortages occur, do they back off and let the market rebalance? No, because commies can’t reason; they can only emote and dictate. So they take over the factories.

What could possibly go wrong?


20 posted on 10/07/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: a fool in paradise
WWII Joke - How to wipe you backside on one normal sheet of paper:
  1. fold sheet in quarters. IE fold in half and then half again
  2. Tear out small round section in the corner of the folded sheet that corresponds to the center of the sheet - Make the hole about the right size for your forfinger
  3. Save the torn out piece, but do NOT unfold it (This is important)
  4. Stick your finger through the hole in the center of the main sheet and use aforementioned finger to wipe your butt
  5. Use the corner of the little piece you saved to clean out under your fingernail
ONE AND DONE - BUSINESS AS USUAL
21 posted on 10/07/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: luvbach1
What are they using instead?

Newspapers with their 'dear leaders'' speeches.

22 posted on 10/07/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: grundle

“Venezuela Nationalizes Toilet Paper Factory to Cope with Toilet Paper Shortage”

That trick never works.


23 posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SharpRightTurn

Of course, their actions have nothing to do with efficiency, production, necessary commodities or economics. Their policy can be described thus: More power over more people and more things.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:52 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: grundle
ahhh yes, the concentrated blessings of socialism at work yet again...
25 posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: grundle
Attention Cheryl Crowe, a toilet paper czar is needed by the Venezuelan government. Since your career has pretty well tanked, here's a way to jump start it by leading from the front. And, while you're trying to solve the TP shortage in Venezuela, make sure you stuff your private jet with enough to survive in the land of TP shortages.
26 posted on 10/07/2013 9:22:18 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: grundle

Betcha the black market sellers of TP are wiping it up.


27 posted on 10/07/2013 9:22:24 AM PDT by lurk
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To: grundle

If I had the money, I’d start smuggling TP into Venezuela.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 9:31:53 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: MasterGunner01; A_Former_Democrat; a fool in paradise
...Sheryl Crowe...

Don't forget her BFF Laurie David. Haven't seen her mentioned in the news in quite a while. Ever since her [alleged] trysts with her MV pool boy...or was it a contractor? Or Algor?

Let'em all head to Venezula to show each citizen how to do it with one sheet on a one-to-one basis. At least each household.

That should keep them out of the country for a long while.

29 posted on 10/07/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: luvbach1

Their hands. That’s what people hoodwinked into SOCIALISM do that don’t want to stand in line.


30 posted on 10/07/2013 9:34:06 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: grundle

The National Toilet Paper.

Sounds like the US press.


31 posted on 10/07/2013 9:38:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: grundle

The Venezuelan National Guard is attacking the Venezuelan toilet paper factory?

“Colonel!”

“Yes, what is it Sergeant?”

“The toilet paper bandits are pelting us with sanitary napkins!”

“Damn them! What kind of animals fight like this? Bring up the Kleenex battalion!”


32 posted on 10/07/2013 9:41:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: grundle
The real problem with TP in Venezuela is that they don't flush it; 3rd world sewer system can't process it. There is a trashcan by every toilet to put the used paper. flush the paper and the “creek” behind your hotel will be full of white streamers the next day.
33 posted on 10/07/2013 9:51:25 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: grundle

We could send them about 100 printed copies of the Unaffordable Care Act aka Obamacancer. That should provide enough paper to cover the whole country.


34 posted on 10/07/2013 9:51:58 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: fungoking

yuck

As with everything else that they nationalize, production will drop


35 posted on 10/07/2013 10:08:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: grundle

What else will Bammy do here???


36 posted on 10/07/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: luvbach1

They have big friends from Iran, they could use left hand and a water hose like mooselimbs around the world do.


37 posted on 10/07/2013 10:37:41 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Lexington Green

Give this guy a cupie doll! Its a dead ringer.


38 posted on 10/07/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: from occupied ga

Somebody call a moderator!!!!


39 posted on 10/07/2013 10:41:50 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

The government has total control of the airwaves now, but there are a couple of pesky newspapers they will be moving against soon enough.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 10:46:04 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jabba the Nutt

throw in some powdered milk and you can make a killing in some parts of the year when shelves are bare


41 posted on 10/07/2013 10:47:00 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m sure that toilet paper manufactured by clueless soldiers will be an absolutely fine product. /sarc


42 posted on 10/07/2013 10:47:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: X-spurt

valuable knowledge should be shared.


43 posted on 10/07/2013 11:05:28 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

You may be right. At least now we’ll know what to do when nobama nationalizes USA toilet paper.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 11:16:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: GeronL

Bingo! So, what are our local opportunities here in ObamaLand? We’ve starting keeping chickens this year for eggs and as future barter items. Next year come the beehives for honey.


45 posted on 10/07/2013 11:53:36 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: grundle

Why is this so difficult to accomplish? Too many lazy unions and crooked cops must be tripling the price of each roll. Never mind the storage conditions of that termite filled ‘paper’.


46 posted on 10/07/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: grundle

They will have even more shortages. The Labour Party in England wants to put in price controls for oil and gas which in turn will lead to the same thing.
When will these idiots ever learn?


47 posted on 10/07/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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