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Widespread blackouts hit Venezuela
The Guardian ^
| June 27, 2014
Posted on 06/28/2014 2:24:33 AM PDT by Enterprise
A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across a large part of Venezuela, interrupting a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country.
The outage disrupted a televised celebration of journalists that President Nicolas Maduro was holding in the governmental palace in Caracas. The city's sidewalks filled up with pedestrians who overflowed into the traffic lanes.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: electricity; power; socialism
Oh my. A jackass leader was holding a televised celebration of journalists, and the power went out.
A country with fabulous wealth in natural energy resources and they cant keep the lights on.
Only socialist dictators can do this.
Sad thing is; we are not that far behind.
posted on 06/28/2014 2:35:26 AM PDT
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
What a waste.
Trying to be fairer to the poor through socialist means ends up being unfairer to everybody, both rich and poor.
posted on 06/28/2014 2:41:31 AM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
Sounds like they are having a war on coal or something
posted on 06/28/2014 3:04:42 AM PDT
by Jimmy Valentine
(DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
You have now attained the level of perfect Communism.
posted on 06/28/2014 3:08:53 AM PDT
“we are not that far behind.”
CA had rolling blackouts in the 1990s; they weren’t behind at all. When enough people tired of it, Gray Davis lost his job as governor.
posted on 06/28/2014 3:17:22 AM PDT
(Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
To: HiTech RedNeck
“Trying to be fairer to the poor through socialist means ends up being unfairer to everybody, both rich and poor.”
Capitalism is the unequal sharing of wealth. Socialism is the equal sharing of misery. (Churchill)
Unfortunately I think we will have to fall this far before anyone does anything to clean house in the US.
posted on 06/28/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT
I hope we only have to fall that far.
posted on 06/28/2014 5:18:24 AM PDT
by Steely Tom
(How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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