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  • Trump is right, Newsweek. Socialism doesn't work

    09/24/2017 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Larry Alex Taunton
    On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the United Nations and, shocking to no one savelLeft-of-center news agencies, he expressed his strong belief in his own economic policies; in America—its people, way of life, and the Constitution which governs it; and in business enterprise as a path to freedom and prosperity. Trump’s speech, optimistic and pro-American as it was, falls in the mainstream of American presidential tradition. Indeed, it is the stuff of a Truman or a Reagan. But you’d never know it from how it was reported. The Guardian called it “a blunt, fearful rant.” That is a more apt description...
  • Trump’s UN Speech Enrages the Castro Regime

    09/23/2017 11:32:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sept 23, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    "In the wake of the disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling statements made by President Donald Trump in his address to the U.N. General Assembly at a time when the U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Commission was sitting in session, the Cuban delegation voiced a strong protest," the (Cuban) Foreign Ministry statement said. The Castro Dynasty’s eunuch ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cabanas also went on social media to whimper that the “U.S. government presents dangers and inevitable dilemmas” and that the U.S. was acting aggressively and said the trade embargo burdens Cuba with “humanitarian and economic hardships” that are “extraordinary and growing.” And what...
  • Donald Trump is ‘the new Hitler’: Venezuelan president Maduro

    09/20/2017 11:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Samaa TV International ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called Donald Trump “the new Hitler” of international politics, responding to the US President’s call for world leaders to help ‘restore’ democracy in the South American country, reported The Independent. Mr Trump had used a portion of his stark address to the United Nations General Assembly to single out Mr Maduro’s regime, which the US leader has called a “dictatorship”. “The magnate thinks he is the owner of the world, but no one threatens Venezuela,” said Mr Maduro, who did not attend the annual gathering of world leaders and diplomats. Mr Maduro also accused Mr...
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse?

    09/19/2017 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse? THE UNITED STATES HAS WAGED AN "ECONOMIC WAR" AGAINST VENEZUELA SOCIALISM HAS DESTROYED THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMY I'M NOT SURE
  • Trump Stuns U.N. Chamber: The Problem in Venezuela Is ‘Socialism Has Been Faithfully Implemented’

    09/19/2017 10:23:59 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 83 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 09/19/2017 | David Rutz
    President Donald Trump surprised the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday when he remarked that the collapsing situation in Venezuela was not due to the poor implementation of socialism, but rather its successful implementation. "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented," he said. Trump paused, and there was audible muttering in the chamber before some tepid applause broke out. "From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure," he said. {..snip..}
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars; The Beginning of the Collapse of the Dollar as Reserve Currency?

    09/14/2017 9:33:08 AM PDT · by PPSman · 47 replies
    EconomicPolicyjournal.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    In retrospect, this could be the most important economic event of 2017. The oil-rich country of Venezuela has stopped accepting the U.S. Dollar as payment for oil. Last week President Maduro warned that the country would this week ‘free’ itself from the US dollar. “Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar.” Yesterday Venezuela temporarily suspended the sale of U.S. dollars through its Dicom auction system. This (and other moves) was in response to U.S. sanctions put in place by the Trump administration.
  • Venezuela: Do US sanctions seek regime change? Maybe not in the short term ...

    09/08/2017 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 2 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 8, 2017 | Howard LaFranchi
    To Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, the harsh economic sanctions, coupled with Trump's threat to use force, sounded like a bid for regime change. But it's a longer and more complex process, say analysts. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration slapped tough sanctions on Venezuela last month that for the first time aimed to restrict the teetering southern neighbor’s access to international financial lifelines. And it raised a smoldering question: Is the United States gunning for regime change? For some – including embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro – any doubts as to the answer were erased by President Trump himself. He punctuated the sanctions...
  • In Venezuela, Cooking With Firewood as Currency Collapses [1300 words - no "S" word!]

    09/04/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 2nd, 2017 | ANA VANESSA HERRERO and NICHOLAS CASEY
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Food shortages were already common in Venezuela, so Tabata Soler knew painfully well how to navigate the country’s black market stalls to get basics like eggs and sugar. But then came a shortage she couldn’t fix: Suddenly, there was no propane gas for sale to do the cooking. And so for several nights this summer, Ms. Soler prepared dinner above a makeshift fire of broken wooden crates set ablaze with kerosene to feed her extended family of 12. “There was no other option,” said Ms. Soler, a 37-year-old nurse, while scouting again for gas for her stove....
  • Venezuela's opposition-led congress seeks support in Paris

    09/04/2017 12:34:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    PARIS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-led congress leaders met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron to press for humanitarian aid to their crisis-hit nation, on the first leg of a European tour seeking support against President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s government has been criticised by the United Nations, Washington and other governments for failing to allow the entry of foreign aid to ease a severe economic crisis, while it overrides Venezuela’s opposition-led congress and jails hundreds of opponents. “I stressed the urgency of opening up the door to humanitarian aid in Venezuela,” congress President Julio Borges said, adding that Macron had...
  • In Venezuela, Land 'Rescue' Hopes Unmet [2009 article on how Hugo Chavez caused food shortages]

    08/30/2017 1:08:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2009 | Juan Forero
    Hugo Chávez's populist government had expropriated the property from its longtime owners Among the once-productive farms put out of business earlier this decade was this 33,606-acre ranch in Cojedes state owned by the Vestey Group, a British company. El Charcote used to turn out 3.3 million pounds of beef a year, making it one of the country's top 10 producers. Today, the 13,000 head of cattle that once roamed here are gone. New farm machinery, painted the government's trademark red, gathers dust in a lot on the outskirts of this town. Officials, including Chávez, had previously announced that they have...
  • Violence Continues in Oaxaca Today -- Mexican Federal Police Confront Radical Students (Translation)

    11/02/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by StJacques · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    Reporting confrontation between PFP and students in Oaxaca The cordon of federal agents fell back about 200 meters and they returned to the starting point, the terminus of University Avenue Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Thursday 2 November 2006 11:20 a.m.   A confrontation between students of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and elements of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) is being reported. The uniformed officers are being practically bombarded by a rain of stones, sticks, molotov cocktails, and fireworks, from the interior [of the University] to...
  • President Trump Continues Strategic Trump Doctrine – Economic Leverage (short title)

    08/27/2017 4:53:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sundance
    It must be pointed out; it is up to us to do so. The corporate media are hopelessly deficient in their coverage and explanations of how strategic objectives for national security are being delivered through a Trump Doctrine via economic leverage. The results are stunningly effective, yet few have noticed, and even fewer seem willing to articulate...... The sanctions against Venezuela, while targeted, are only one small outcropping of a much larger geopolitical strategy that U.S. President Trump has initiated for the past eight months with jaw-dropping success: From OPEC (Saudi Summit) to the EU and Baltic States (Poland Pre-G20);...
  • Venezuela begins war games after US sanctions, threat from Trump

    08/26/2017 9:41:12 AM PDT · by Oatka · 33 replies
    France24 ^ | Aug 26, 2017 | News Wires
    (Videos at site) Venezuela kicks off two days of military drills on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump's threat of military action and newly announced sanctions on the crisis-stricken nation. Trump warned on August 11 that the United States was mulling a range of options against Venezuela, "including a possible military option if necessary." His Vice President Mike Pence later played down the threat, insisting that Washington was prioritizing a diplomatic solution and economic sanctions. National security advisor HR McMaster followed suit, saying "no military actions are anticipated in the near future." But tension only surged again when...
  • Trump imposes tough new sanctions on Venezuela

    08/25/2017 11:05:17 AM PDT · by cll · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 8/25/2017 | Bob Fredericks
    The Trump administration on Friday slapped tough new economic sanctions on Venezuela aimed at slowing the South American dictatorship’s steady slide into totalitarianism. President Trump signed an executive order that bans US companies and individuals from dealing in new debt and equity issued by the government of Venezuela and its state oil company. It also prohibits dealings in some existing bonds owned by the Venezuelan public sector, as well as dividend payments to the government of Venezuela, headed by President Nicholas Maduro. “The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically elected opposition,...
  • Progressives On Socialist Hellhole Venezuela: Hey, It's Better Than The U.S.

    08/24/2017 12:28:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you want to lose faith in humanity and see the stupidity of hipster liberals in New York City, this is the video for you. Ami Horowitz took to the streets to talk about income inequality with some of the most insufferable people on the planet: progressives. Of course, they all felt it was a critical issue. One man was a member of the Working Families Party in the state. So, which country can we look to for guidance in solving this issue? How about socialist hellhole Venezuela?  It’s the nation with rolling blackouts, inadequate medical supplies, no toilet...
  • As Venezuela melts down, uncomfortable introspection for Europe's leftists

    08/23/2017 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 30 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 23, 2017 | Sara Miller Llana
    Leftists like British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have long had warm words for Venezuela's chavistas. But as famine has racked the country and President Nicholás Maduro has turned dictatorial, those words are coming back to bite them. PAMPLONA, SPAIN—An inspiration, a hero: these are the words leftists in Europe lavished on the late Hugo Chavez for his “Bolivarian revolution” in Venezuela. For British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and left-wing parties like Syriza and Podemos in southern Europe, Chavez’s ascendance was long the clearest challenge to inequality in Latin America, neoliberalism in Washington, and austerity at home. Today, it's a decidedly...
  • Venezuela asks pope help, vaunts Russia ties versus US

    08/23/2017 10:10:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/17 | AFP
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Tuesday for Pope Francis's support against a "military threat" from the United States, as international pressure mounts over the deadly political crisis Caracas is facing. "May the pope help us prevent Trump from sending troops to invade Venezuela," Maduro told a news conference. "I ask for the pope's help against the military threat from the United States." Maduro has faced months of deadly mass protests by opponents who blame him for an economic crisis and are demanding elections to replace him. International pressure has also grown, with US President Donald Trump even saying this month...
  • Medicines, Supplies Grounded in U.S. After Venezuela Tags Them ‘War Material’

    08/21/2017 11:34:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2017
    MIAMI — After four years of sending monthly shipments of medicine and food for hospitals and needy people in Venezuela, Move Org, a non-profit based in Miami, abruptly stopped three weeks ago. Move Org had been sending up to five to seven pallets of donations monthly to help alleviate the burden that the economic and political crisis gripping the South American nation has had on its people. But recently, the Venezuelan government banned the import of a series of items they deem “war material.” Some of the products banned are… medical products such as first aid kits, eye drops, antacids,...