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  • Cindy Sheehan: Bush was 'pretty rude' after son's death, 'not shocked' by Trump

    10/18/2017 12:42:13 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2017
    Cindy Sheehan says President Trump's allegedly insensitive remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger aren't surprising to her, and that former President George W. Bush had a similarly difficult time with her family after her son Casey's 2004 death in Iraq. Bush's treatment of grieving military family members, including Sheehan, who camped outside his Texas ranch to protest the Iraq War, is upheld frequently as an example for Trump to follow. But Sheehan said Bush's attempt to comfort her family and others was rife with awkwardness and upsetting moments, and said she's "not shocked" to read that...
  • Venezuela’s Regional Elections Went About As Well As You’d Expect

    10/16/2017 10:19:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    You might have missed it in the flood of other news over the past week, but there were elections held in Venezuela! No… not new presidential elections or selections of an actual legislative body. (Don’t be silly… Nicolas Maduro was never going to go for that.) But there were regional elections to select the governors of the various regions, the mayors of the cities and other municipal and regional positions. So how did that turn out? If you’re at all familiar with the methods of the ruling socialist party (harkening back to the days of Chavez) and their peculiar...
  • Maduro faces financial nightmare in Venezuela — just in time for Halloween

    10/15/2017 12:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 12, 2017 | Antonio María Delgado
    With its coffers empty and its financial moves restricted by U.S. sanctions, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government is facing a nightmarish scenario with the approach of Halloween, when a series of debt payments totaling more than $3.5 billion are due. Analysts said the government will do everything possible to make the payments, even if it means further cuts in already reduced food imports, which would deepen shortages in a country where a majority of people cannot get three meals a day. But a default cannot be ruled out because of the precarious state of the country’s finances, the low level...
  • Venezuela's inflation rate could pass 2,300% next year: IMF

    10/11/2017 5:47:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    FOX Business ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff
    In its global report released on Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that inflation within crisis-laden Venezuela could skyrocket to more than 2,300% by 2018.
  • How an Oval Office meeting led to a Trump tweet that changed U.S. policy toward Venezuela

    10/06/2017 1:44:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 6, 2017 | David Nakamura
    President Trump’s decision to suddenly announce a major change in U.S. policy toward Venezuela in February began with an unexpected Oval Office meeting with Lilian Tintori, the wife of the country’s most prominent political prisoner. At the White House to meet Vice President Pence and press the administration to do more about human rights in her home country, Tintori was whisked in to see Trump, who seemed unfamiliar with her story but praised her past as a reality television star in Venezuela’s version of “Survivor.” Later, as Tintori made her case during the 40-minute meeting, first lady Melania Trump, who...
  • How Did Venezuela Get to This Point?

    10/04/2017 6:54:35 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 17 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | Cardiff Garcia
    The images, anecdotes, and videos coming out of Venezuela in the past year have been heartbreaking. Shortages of medicines and basic household supplies, people rummaging through garbage for food, violent clashes, a seemingly hopeless future. The data if anything understate the scale of the catastrophe. Entirely avoidable, the combination of policies and circumstances leading to it have been in place for years. Ricardo Hausmann, a Harvard-based Venezuelan economist deemed persona non grata by the government for his fierce criticisms, appeared on Alphachat recently to discuss the sequence of events preceding this cataclysmic economic situation. He also talked listeners through the...
  • Guess Who Has A Meeting With Nicolas Maduro This Week

    10/04/2017 11:05:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this year we discussed the possibility that sanctions and other international pressure on Venezuela might not do much to deter their dictator, Nicolas Maduro. The reason for pessimism is that Venezuela has powerful friends who have no trouble with a dictator taking control of another nation in the western hemisphere. China is near the top of Maduro’s list of friends, but this week the tyrant will have a meeting with another powerful ally.Maduro will be sitting down today for a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The two leaders will reportedly be discussing a “strategic partnership” for moving...
  • Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle

    09/29/2017 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 6, 2013 | Dave Sirota
    The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains For the last decade in American politics, Hugo Chavez became a potent political weapon - within a few years of his ascent, he was transformed from just a leader of a neighboring nation into a boogeyman synonymous with extremism. Regularly invoked in over-the-top political rhetoric, Chavez's name became a decontextualized epithet to try to attach to a political opponent so as to make that opponent look like a radical. Because of this, America barely flinched upon hearing the news that the Bush...
  • Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S. With ‘Rifles, Missiles and Well-Oiled Tanks at the Ready’

    09/27/2017 8:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 26, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation's military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. "We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," said Maduro, who wore a green uniform and a military hat as he spoke with his army top brass during a military exercise involving tanks and missiles. "We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready....to defend every inch of the territory if...
  • Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S

    09/27/2017 3:46:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Sept. 27, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation's military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation.  "We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," said Maduro, who wore a green uniform and a military hat as he spoke with his army top brass during a military exercise involving tanks and missiles. "We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready....to defend every inch of the territory if needs be," he added. ...
  • In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

    09/25/2017 1:31:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Deptember 22, 2017 | Jim Wyss
    <p>At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his establishment for $25 an hour.</p> <p>“We’ve got lots of teachers, some doctors, many professional women and one petroleum engineer,” he yelled over the din of vallenato music. “All of them showed up with their degrees in hand.”</p>
  • Greedy Capitalists Didn’t Rape Venezuela, Greedy Socialists Did

    09/25/2017 6:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems…”– President Donald Trump, Sept. 19.A big takeaway from my prior years in ministry is that things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes people hide dark secrets behind nice smiles and happy faces. Here in the U.S., gobs of sorely misinformed people fantasize about the pie-in-the-sky idea of socialism, having no idea all it does is...
  • Trump is right, Newsweek. Socialism doesn't work

    09/24/2017 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 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.