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      02-26-2019, 02:44 PM   #67
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CNBC is further down the BS ladder then even Reuters.
Not bashing you for the links, just stating I'm not comfortable with one way only news sources.
I just thought it was convenient timing. True or propaganda so their US profits don't tank? Who knows. Now that you say it, I did think it was odd that I only saw 2 links. I would usually look to my evil Fox and compare to NBC or CNN.
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I just thought it was convenient timing. True or propaganda so their US profits don't tank? Who knows. Now that you say it, I did think it was odd that I only saw 2 links. I would usually look to my evil Fox and compare to NBC or CNN.
We probably didn't see it on FOX news because it was two anoynomous sources who gave the other two outlets the info.
Factual news outlets like to verify 'sources' before going to print. Others are willing to print or say anything but only if it fits their one sided agenda.
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Is this what freedom loving and legitimate rulers do?


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47366679
Venezuela crisis: Univision team 'briefly detained' after Maduro interview
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The government of Venezuela? Not democratic, and a COMPLETE disaster for the Venezuelan people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/w...-election.html


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKCN1IL05U


Venezuela should be rich, but its government has destroyed its ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../v...government-has...
Jan 21, 2015 - So now that it's under $50 a barrel, Venezuela's government has gone ... because of economic mismanagement on a world-historical scale.
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      03-01-2019, 03:10 PM   #71
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The government of Venezuela? Not democratic, and a COMPLETE disaster for the Venezuelan people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/w...-election.html


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKCN1IL05U


Venezuela should be rich, but its government has destroyed its ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../v...government-has...
Jan 21, 2015 - So now that it's under $50 a barrel, Venezuela's government has gone ... because of economic mismanagement on a world-historical scale.
And US sanctions. Overthrowing the government and privatizing the oil industry won't fix their problems.
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The government of Venezuela? Not democratic, and a COMPLETE disaster for the Venezuelan people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/w...-election.html


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKCN1IL05U


Venezuela should be rich, but its government has destroyed its ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../v...government-has...
Jan 21, 2015 - So now that it's under $50 a barrel, Venezuela's government has gone ... because of economic mismanagement on a world-historical scale.
And US sanctions. Overthrowing the government and privatizing the oil industry won't fix their problems.
The change in government would go to fixing the problems. Not changing their government will not help any problems.
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Your Miami new Times sounded a lot like these:

https://www.rt.com/news/452507-venez...d-nails-wires/

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/452490-vene...us-false-flag/

https://sputniknews.com/latam/201903...im-aggression/

https://sputniknews.com/latam/201903...lan-military-/
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Well - as reported:

Venezuela plunged into darkness Thursday evening following one of the largest power outages in years, spreading chaos in an already disrupted country facing political turmoil.

The blackout began as most commuters were leaving work for home, hitting 22 out of 23 Venezuelan states, including the capital Caracas that until now managed to avoid the consequences of collapsing infrastructure and frequent outages.



Now - here is were it gets fun. What caused the blackout?

Nicolas Maduro blamed the blackout as an “electrical war” perpetrated by the United States.

WTF?

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez echoed Maduro and said right-wing extremists are causing mayhem in the country at the behest of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a claim mocked by the senator on Twitter.

“My apologies to people of Venezuela,” he wrote in a tweet. “I must have pressed the wrong thing on the ‘electronic attack’ app I downloaded from Apple. My bad.”

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/statu...es-marco-rubio
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Day 4 of a nationwide black out in Venezuela.

According to Doctors for Health, 17 people have died as a result of the power outage.

Reason for deaths: Hospitals in the Socialist-run country don’t have backup generators.
Reason for power outage being on day 4: The government doesn’t have any equipment or staffing to repair them.


Socialism. Yay.
I believe a drought is also in play. Most power in Venezuela is produced by hydro, not oil. I know that was a big factor last year. And the hydro facilities are reported to be largely unreliable, due not only to drought but also due to poor maintenance.
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The outage is believed to be a result from transmission system failures, not as a result of any climate caused events.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47504722

The problems stem from the Guri dam plant and have affected the telephone network and metro in Caracas.

State television on Friday said power had been restored in some parts of the capital.

However, local media reports say 15 of the country's 23 states have been affected by the blackouts, as well as Caracas.

Venezuela depends on its vast hydroelectric infrastructure, rather than its oil reserves, for its domestic electricity supply. But decades of underinvestment has damaged the major dams, and sporadic blackouts are commonplace.

http://news.trust.org/item/20190310171437-jhq11

This is also exacerbating the internet failure that is currently occurring there as well.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/interne...cloud-blocked/
https://www.apnews.com/6ba2f69b77e2457da64593a7b8eced16
Doctors for Health, reported on Twitter that about half of 23 hospitals surveyed were grappling with failing generators.

Another health advocacy group, CODEVIDA, reported that thousands of dialysis patients were going without treatment as a result of the outage. Advocates were particularly concerned about patients who rely on respirators and the lack of air conditioning in several hospitals, which is needed to keep facilities cool in order to prevent the spread of bacteria.
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But, but, but Socialism.

I know, I know....Socialism is the best, Venezuela isn't "real" socialism.




Hey - on the bright side, if you live in a Socialist country, your lifespan is probably going to be cut in half, so you won't have to deal with the misery for nearly as long as a life in a Capitalist country.
That's what we say in my business about smokers. You pay higher rates, but not for as long! (because smokers die sooner)
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Saw this the other day but unfortunately couldn't get the sizing right. Was just curious who would need refueling right off the coast of Venezuela?

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We take their oil yet? Would like to hurry that up so I’m paying less at the pump during race wars this summer
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Insane updates there today - full civil war is about to break out.

First, during opposition protests Tuesday in Caracus, Maduro's thugs deliberately plowed into a crowd of people with armored troop carriers, running them over and causing severe injury and deaths.

Then, unbelievable footage from earlier this morning shows protesters and soldiers at La Carlota taking cover as pro-Maduro forces fire live ammunition into the crowds, shooting and killing many protesters.

Shockingly (not really) Maduro’s biggest defenders: China, Cuba, Russia, and Iran. They’re sending troops & guns to put down the Venezuelan people. If a man is known by the company he keeps, what does that say about Maduro?

Video of both incidents below - WARNING: Graphic content.








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Socialism is awesome, I'm sure AOC and the other brain dead idiots couldn't be more proud.
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro aides agreed he had to go, US says https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-48114826
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Ah Michael Moore. And this is the socialism this idiot wants for America. Lets look at his classic Chavez post.
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Ah Michael Moore. And this is the socialism this idiot wants for America. Lets look at his classic Chavez post.

Ah yes. That sure seemed to work out well for the folks down there, didn't it?
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Ah yes. That sure seemed to work out well for the folks down there, didn't it?
Apparently if you make everyone poor then you eliminate poverty, since you eliminated a scale to compare wealth to.
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