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Old 16th October 2017, 06:44 PM   #721
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
I am unclear as to the motivation of your post, CE: are you trying to get out ahead of the "Russians influenced the Venezuelan election" meme or not?

Meme? What meme? My google news tells me there's an NPR item, Deutsche Welle has one, TeleSUR of course, Prensa Latina and that's it for the "news" about "venezuela regional elections". Likely without my posts many readers here wouldn't even know that that strange dictatorship is voting again, using the best electorial system in the world according to Jimmy Carter, an actual constitutional branch of the "regime". Would you?
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Old 16th October 2017, 07:39 PM   #722
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
Meme? What meme? My google news
I'll give it 48 hours and check back with various news organs from all over the world and see. No, RT won't be one of them.
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Old 16th October 2017, 08:09 PM   #723
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
I'll give it 48 hours and check back with various news organs from all over the world and see. No, RT won't be one of them.

I take that as a no. "Thank you for educating us, Empress". That's a good boy.
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I take that as a no. "Thank you for educating us, Empress". That's a good boy.
Because your idea of "education" is to plug your brain into one of the many Russian government outlets and get the latest update on what the party line is.

Also, regardless of the results of this election, the people of Venezuela still don't have enough to eat. If you care about the lives of real people, you might be concerned that Venezuela will double-down on the same policies that created their problems.
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Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
Because your idea of "education" is to plug your brain into one of the many Russian government outlets and get the latest update on what the party line is.

Also, regardless of the results of this election, the people of Venezuela still don't have enough to eat. If you care about the lives of real people, you might be concerned that Venezuela will double-down on the same policies that created their problems.
"The people he has chosen must suffer through slavery and mistreatment for centuries before God will deliver them to the land he promised."
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@LSSBB that's the first time I've seen Venezuela referred to as the promised land, but according to friends who have been there on business, there is much natural beauty there.
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
@LSSBB that's the first time I've seen Venezuela referred to as the promised land, but according to friends who have been there on business, there is much natural beauty there.
I'm pretty sure his figurative "promised land" is the utopia that would emerge if Marxist principles were applied correctly. You know, after enough people have died from the war and famine it creates so that humankind is cleansed of all those selfish impulses that get in the way.

I had a similar exchange earlier this week from a Marxist who proclaimed that China turned out pretty well, dismissing the tens of millions who died from the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution as being a mistake of trial and error. No amount of carnage is enough to deter a true believer from doubling down on the same principles...so long as it's someone else starving or being sent to the re-education camps.
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Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
Also, regardless of the results of this election, the people of Venezuela still don't have enough to eat.

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Laughing at starvation. Wow.

Several of his cavernous henhouses sit empty because, Escobar said, he can’t afford to buy more chicks or feed. Government price controls have made his business unprofitable, and armed gangs have been squeezing him for extortion payments and stealing his eggs.

Venezuela’s latest public health indicators confirm that the country is facing a dietary calamity. With medicines scarce and malnutrition cases soaring, more than 11,000 babies died last year, sending the infant mortality rate up 30 percent, according to Venezuela’s Health Ministry. The head of the ministry was fired by President Nicolás Maduro two days after she released those statistics.

Child hunger in parts of Venezuela is a “humanitarian crisis,” according to a new report by the Catholic relief organization Caritas, which found 11.4 percent of children under age 5 suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition, and 48 percent “at risk” of going hungry.
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Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
Laughing at starvation. Wow.

We all know the data showing what poverty was in Venezuela when the people you want to run the country were in power, compared to what it is now. Nobody needs your Washington Pest propaganda, and nobody believes you give a flying **** about the well-being of the Venezuelan people.
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