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Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain [link only]
USA Today | November 9, 2013 | Girish Gupta

Posted on 11/10/2013 12:46:17 PM PST by grundle

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/09/venezuela-seizes-stores/3486581/


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: communism; venezuela

1 posted on 11/10/2013 12:46:17 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Now let’s see them try to run it.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 12:48:23 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: grundle

Gee, that could never happen here with the socialism /s

Sounds like the “unlimited” EBT - Walmart fiasco; at least with the people lining up for “bargains”.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 12:48:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mkmensinger
Now let’s see them try to run it.

Won't they be surprised when they discover there ain't no goose laying golden eggs....much less toasters and rice cookers.

4 posted on 11/10/2013 12:51:02 PM PST by stboz
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To: grundle

Coming soon to a Macy’s/Nordstrom’s near YOU, if we can’t get rid of the Socialists.

Hopey-Changey, suckas.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 12:51:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: grundle

“Leave nothing on the shelf”

And the retards wonder why they have shortages.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 12:53:07 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well it might be coming to a Macy’s/Nordstrom’s near you anyway, if we cannot bring back American manufacturing.

Just saying.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 12:55:07 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: mkmensinger

What I really don’t get is the folks gloating over the stupid socialists, while they themselves are on the slide to death camps.

“Now the commies are getting what they want! That’ll teach them!!”

And people wonder why the Jews queued up for the trains.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 12:57:21 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: grundle

And didn’t the p.c. crowd name Miss Venezuela, Miss Universe last night. ??!


9 posted on 11/10/2013 1:01:42 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: grundle

What was it?

Walmart?

Target?

Burger King?

McDonald’s?

I give.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 1:02:46 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The Venezuela variant of Bestbuy.

Mobs already up for Sony plasma TVs.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 1:09:08 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: grundle

Remember that film of them New Orleans cops in WalMart during Katrina taking carts of plasma TV’s, wine all that sporty walmart underwear etc?


12 posted on 11/10/2013 1:10:55 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Hardraade
The Venezuela variant of Bestbuy.

"You'd Best Buy"?

/I shouldn't give them ideas

13 posted on 11/10/2013 1:18:33 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: tcrlaf

If our government decides to shut down all imports we won’t have to worry about fighting over anything on the shelves because they will be bare. Wonder if people have really thought about this possibility when the issue of sending all our U.S. grown chickens to China for processing came up.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 1:19:35 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Caipirabob
You'd Best Buy

You mean like our Obamacare?

15 posted on 11/10/2013 1:23:44 PM PST by bayliving
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To: All

isn’t this what Obama did to the car companies? except they gave the proceeds to the unions..


16 posted on 11/10/2013 1:25:40 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: grundle

And when the shelves are empty they’ll have to seize the wholesalers, and then the factories, and then the material suppliers, and the mills, and then the mines and loggers.


17 posted on 11/10/2013 1:35:20 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: grundle

They want their Obamaphones


18 posted on 11/10/2013 1:45:06 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: mkmensinger

They won’t bother.

Electronics are now joining everything else that will only be found on the black market. Or they’ll be like 50’s cars in Cuba, because no new products will be coming in.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 2:06:39 PM PST by GeronL
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To: stboz

toasters and rice cookers?

“I want a Sony plasma television for the house,” said Amanda Lisboa, 34, a business administrator, who had waited seven hours already outside one Caracas store. “It’s going to be so cheap!”


20 posted on 11/10/2013 3:00:48 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Joe Boucher

New Orleans cops have always had more than their share of theives, grafters, and skimmers. One female cop even knocked off I believe it was 4 or 5 people because she didn’t get her share of the proceeds. Does not surprise me in the least.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 3:22:24 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Hugin; All

The store is called Daka and is akin to Best Buy or (when they were around) Circuit City; large store of home electronics and appliances. The new Pres (Maduro) accused the store of price gouging, arrested the store managers and had government officials (backed by the National Guard uniformed armed troops; similar to our Dept. of Homeland Sec.) re-price and sell all stock at “fair” prices. Problem was that a few local folk did not wait for the government to show up and do as Maduro announced and took the initiative much like the “yutes” in inner cities. The flash like mobs broke into stores and took merchandize without paying.

http://www.noticierodigital.com/2013/11/video-asi-fue-el-saqueo-en-la-tienda-daka-de-valencia/

Whenever the Dems feel like it, coming to Walmart near you soon.

Regards


22 posted on 11/10/2013 3:30:23 PM PST by Sine_Pari
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To: Sine_Pari

“The store is called Daka and is akin to Best Buy”

The article I read said there were only “five” stores in the whole country. There are five Best Buy stores in any decent size larger city in the US. The Obama voters here are probably cheering this move by the socialists but have no idea what this means. Venezuela has a population of about 30 million. Take that number and lay it on the US and you will have about 55 stores across the whole country.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 3:39:38 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Hugin
“I want a Sony plasma television for the house,” said Amanda Lisboa, 34, a business administrator, who had waited seven hours already outside one Caracas store. “It’s going to be so cheap!”

Well if she didn't get it this time, she won't be getting one anytime soon. No businessman will be stupid enough to keep TVs on the shelf in Venezuela after this.

24 posted on 11/10/2013 3:47:39 PM PST by MCH
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To: bayliving
You mean like our Obamacare?

Oh Jeez, I keep hoping that was just a nightmare...

25 posted on 11/10/2013 4:40:54 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: caver

These seized stores prices were apparently lower than the prices of the same items in government-owned stores.

SO “high prices” were not the real reason


26 posted on 11/10/2013 4:46:24 PM PST by GeronL
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To: attiladhun2

if someone really wants to know how screwed up the Ven economy is.....

http://devilsexcrement.com/2013/11/10/it-is-all-about-arbitrage-in-venezuela/


27 posted on 11/10/2013 4:47:38 PM PST by GeronL
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To: grundle

28 posted on 11/10/2013 4:48:35 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: IbJensen

Walmart is not in Venezuela. Take note, Walmart...coming to a country near you. If you lay down with dogs...you wake up nationalized.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 4:49:52 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: GeronL

“These seized stores prices were apparently lower than the prices of the same items in government-owned stores.
SO “high prices” were not the real reason”

Wow! I hadn’t seen that. That presents a whole other side to the story.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 5:20:25 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The chain is called Daka, apparently it’s an electronics category-killer type store. Thanks grundle.


31 posted on 11/10/2013 5:49:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: caver

A comment on a Venezuelan blog said they were looting paperweights because of all the power blackouts. He/she commented that power had been out 4 hours just today.


32 posted on 11/10/2013 6:31:13 PM PST by GeronL
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To: caver

According to certain Venezuelan bloggers, some items were cheaper at the seized stores than the government-run stores.


33 posted on 11/10/2013 6:47:44 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Unfortunately, once lefties finally take over a country, they cannot be voted out of office because they corrupt the vote every time. They squeeze the private sector until it shrivels and dies. Failure to bring about the promised perfect society fuels the propaganda machine that ratchets up blaming "wreckers," foreign devils, imperialists, greedy capitalists, and, naturally, "The Jews." Witch hunts, show trials, and "re-education" camps surrounded by guards and barbed wire are always the end result, whether it is in Venezuela, or the U.S.A. The scenery is different, but the script has already been written.
34 posted on 12/04/2013 12:15:46 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: attiladhun2

so true


35 posted on 12/04/2013 12:18:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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