Skip to comments.How much they spent on the big cake "birthday" of Hugo Chavez
Posted on 07/30/2016 8:30:12 AM PDT by dynachrome
In the midst of economic crisis, the government a lot of money is spent on a cake for the "birthday" of Hugo Chavez, in a "celebration" that was held Thursday at the CDLM (Cuartel Mountain, January 23, Caracas) and also it included singers to llanera music.
At least 1.20 meters and 90 kilos more ingredients were required for the "architectural replica" of the headquarters of the mountain that ended in the "whiskers" of Nicholas.
Below is a list of the budget for the cake of "absent":
Kilo of wheat flour: Approximately 2,000 Bolivars (Second-hand in Catia or Petare, by shortages).
Egg Carton: 3,600 bolivars on the market of Los Palos Grandes (Caracas).
Gallon of two liters of milk: 1,800 Bs in bakeries Chacao (Caracas).
Kilo sugar: Approximately 3000 B (second hand in Catia or Petare, by shortages)..
500 grams butter: Approximately 3000 B (second hand in Catia or Petare, by shortages)..
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H/T to Zero Hedge
The bolivar to US dollars is about .10, so the 100,000 Bolivar cake is a little over $10,000 us. Not to say that in anyway improves anything.
Marie Antoinette moment
Let them eat cake....
The Big cake party costs less than a few minutes on AF1.
The black market (i.e. real, non-socialist) exchange rate is closer to 1000 to 1, so the cake is worth about $100.
My birthday cake was 8 dollars.
The Roman Empire used to worship their emperors as gods too. Come to think on it commie nations do too.
Romans engaged in ancestor worship, so they might offer votaries to Emperor's ghosts, but I do not think they believed in the least that living emperors were gods.
Caligula and Nero.
Why did their temples remain and were maintained after they ere dead?
The Roman worship of the dead was motivated by fear of the mischief their ghosts could cause. Nero and Caligula were two of the most destructive and hated emperors in the entire line. The occasional sacrifice of a chicken to their ghosts was a protection payment.
Looking at the Romans through psycobabble eyes is a no sale with me.
No, I recall reading that Roman ancestor worship was more fear than respect. One didn’t ask ancestor for favors, but for peace. Hence the expression, De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, expressing more practical advice than counseling respect.
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