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  • FREUDIAN SLIP! Dem. Jeffries Says bill nationalizing elections “inspired by (dictator) Hugo Chavez”

    01/20/2022 4:42:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Liberal Hive Mind ^ | 21/1/22 | Hakeem Jeffries
    Hakeem Jeffries says quiet part out loud. Hugo Chavez is his hero.
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 30 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • Lessons From An Underground Economy (Venezuela Prepper Advice))

    12/27/2021 8:06:19 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-27-2021 | J.G.Martinez via The Organic Prepper blog,
    How is it possible to survive a nation with inflation rates of 20%/month and 1700%/year? The answer? The underground economy. This is the level of hyperinflation we have found ourselves with here in Venezuela, and considering the spread of inflation worldwide, it would be well worth the prepper’s time to glean what we can learn here. Virtually everything you read dictates inflation on this scale necessitates civil war. Yet Venezuela hasn’t seen this. Why not? Why are the streets not being taken by armed civilians? While the main reason revolves around 20 years of disarmament and anti-self-defense teachings, I would...
  • George Soros has blood on his hands for the rise in killings nationwide

    12/02/2021 3:57:00 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2021 | Robby Starbuck
    The crime wave sweeping across the country is the direct result of a years-long campaign by George Soros to bankroll the election of far-left district attorneys committed to undermining law and order. Over the past six years or so, Soros has poured tens of millions of dollars into the campaigns of DA candidates... ... Soros can circumvent individual contribution limits by funneling money through the PACs he has set up for this purpose, which generally go by the ironic name of “Safety and Justice.” ... Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner received $1,700,000 from Soros. Chicago DA Kim Foxx, who treated Jussie...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Large Migrant Group Rushes Border in West Texas

    11/28/2021 5:44:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2021 | RANDY CLARK
    DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol agents in Del Rio apprehended more than 250 migrants crossing the Rio Grande in a single group. The group, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crossed the river into the United States on Sunday near the Del Rio International Bridge where more than 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants were held in a makeshift detention camp in September. The source says the nationalities of the migrants were a mix of mostly Venezuelan and Cuban migrants. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the nearly 300 migrants are being held under...
  • Venezuela checks Cargill warehouse amid shortages Part of crackdown on alleged price-gouging [flashback]

    11/22/2021 12:03:44 PM PST · by edwinland · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2011 | Mario Naranjo
    CARACAS, May 18 (Reuters) - Venezuelan officials and soldiers inspected a warehouse of U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc [CARGIL.UL] on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on alleged hoarding and price-gouging with foodstuffs. ... With Venezuelans complaining of oil, flour, meat and other shortages in recent days, Chavez over the weekend urged ministers to hunt speculators and said he would have no hesitation in expropriating any companies found guilty. Government officials, together with armed National Guard members, found 148 tonnes of food oil at the Cargill warehouse in Caracas during Wednesday’s operation. “We are checking how oil reaches black market...
  • Elizabeth Warren Is Trying To Blame Inflation on 'Price Gouging.' Don't Buy It.

    11/22/2021 11:47:07 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22, 2021 | Eric Boehm
    Looking for someone to blame for high and rising prices at the pump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) has found a familiar villain: big corporations. During an appearance on MSNBC's The ReidOut on Thursday, Warren said price gouging is to blame for the pain that Americans are feeling at the gas pump these days. Amid rising inflation, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline sits at $3.40 nationally, up from about $2.11 at this same time last year and higher than at any time since 2014. This, Warren argued, is great news for oil companies and their shareholders....
  • Marxism, Witchcraft, and Midnight Burials in Bernie’s Favorite Socialist Regime-The Sandinistas inspired a generation of Democrats. Where are they now?

    11/01/2021 11:16:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 1, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. In the 80s, the Sandinista Marxist terrorists were hotter than pastel suits and shoulder pads. Sandinista! by The Clash was eating up the music charts and Hollywood celebrities like Ed Asner and Mike Farrell bypassed Cuba for the exciting new socialist nightmare in Nicaragua. When Marxist butcher Daniel Ortega appeared at a New York Athletic Club reception in 1984, CBS' Mike Wallace, Michael Douglas, and the entire media showed up to give the terrorist and his...
  • Venezuelans Turn to Gold Nuggets as the Local Currency Implodes

    10/30/2021 8:15:33 PM PDT · by algore · 29 replies
    The Venezuelan government recently lopped off six zeros from its hyperinflating currency, the bolivar. The highest denomination currency note of 1 million bolivars, worth less than $0.25, was replaced by a one-bolivar note. At the same time, a 100-bolivar note, worth about $25.00, was introduced as the new highest denomination of the bolivar. The currency conversion was designed to spare the government the embarrassment of having to issue a 100-million bolivar note to enable people to purchases everyday items without having to carry around bundles of notes, given that the price of a loaf of bread had risen to 7...
  • Venezuelan Timeline

    10/28/2021 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Hostage · 8 replies
    Telegram ^ | October 28, 2021 | Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • 'Penis snakes' are moving into Florida: Several legless amphibians from South America have been spotted in a canal near the Miami International Airport

    07/30/2021 11:00:45 AM PDT · by algore · 41 replies
    An obscure, legless amphibian, colloquially referred to by some as a 'penis snake,' is the latest invasive species to make its way to South Florida. Formally known as a caecilian, these creatures are native to Colombia and Venezuela, but several have been pulled from the Tamiami Canal near the Miami International Airport. Caecilians can range in size from a few inches to five feet long and have extremely poor eyesight - their name translates to 'blind ones' in Latin. This could be just another non-native species in the South Florida mix.'
  • Welcome to Miami? A weird-looking, noodle-shaped animal was just found in a canal

    07/28/2021 6:12:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 28 July 2021 | MADELEINE MARR
    Weird, noodle-shaped amphibians (pronounced “Sicilians”) have been found in the Tamiami Canal, the first discovery of its kind seen in the United States, according to a new report from the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. whose name comes from the Latin word “caecus,” meaning “blind,” due to their small or nonexistent eyes. Caecilians have sensory “tentacles” located on their head that may help them find food. The aquatic, limbless, worm-like animals belong to an ancient order of amphibians that has been around since even before the dinosaurs. The species that was found in Miami is a Rio Cauca...
  • Lessons from Venezuela

    10/27/2021 3:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 27, 2021 | John Stossel
    Democrats say resident Joe Biden won "a strong mandate." His government can do all sorts of good things! I don't believe he has a mandate, but thanks to the selfishness of former President Donald Trump, Democrats control Congress, and that may give them power to shove their worst ideas down our throats. Those include: No. 1: Hate speech laws. No. 2: Expanding the Supreme Court. No. 3: Gun control. No. 4: Spending much more. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have noticed that these "reforms" were just tried in a country near us. My new video reveals how they worked out...
  • $80 oil is sending the market toward demand destruction, Morgan Stanley says

    10/01/2021 2:06:58 PM PDT · by cutty · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 29 2021 | Natasha Turak
    With winter ahead and a gas crunch in Europe, the demand picture appears promising. But demand destruction could be imminent as prices climb higher, some experts are warning. Higher energy prices will also fuel even higher inflation, which poses a significant threat to demand. The current energy market picture is looking good for oil bulls. International benchmark Brent crude passed the long-anticipated threshold of $80 per barrel on Tuesday, though it’s since slipped back down to trade at $78.47 as of Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in London. West Texas Intermediate was trading at $74.73 per barrel around the same time....
  • Venezuela’s Battered Bolivar Gets Makeover With Six Fewer Zeroes (Cup Of Coffee Rises 345%, Household Goods Rising Over 4,000%)

    10/01/2021 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 37 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/1/2021 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Here they go again! A cautionary tale of a government gone wild resulting in gut-wrenching inflation and 76.7% of the population living in extreme poverty. Venezuela is launching a new version of the bolivar in the latest attempt to salvage a currency so beaten down by years of hyperinflation that residents have adopted the U.S. dollar. The so-called digital bolivar, which is being introduced Friday, effectively removes six zeroes from the “sovereign bolivar,” which started circulating just three years ago. ... Venezuelans have faced disastrous government policies and pressure from U.S. sanctions that have put the country on the brink...
  • UN concerned about 'xenophobia' against migrants in Chile

    09/27/2021 11:39:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | September 27, 2021
    Santiago (AFP) - The United Nations expressed concern Monday at "violence and xenophobia" meted out to undocumented migrants in Chile over the weekend by locals fed up with their presence in the country. Some 3,000 protesters took to the streets of the northern port city of Iquique on Saturday, some burning the belongings of rough-sleeping migrants who had been occupying a public square for months. The Iquique protesters waved Chilean flags and chanted slogans against the migrants, mainly Venezuelans fleeing dire economic conditions in their country by crossing the Andes mountains and Atacama desert. Eduardo Stein, the UN Refugee Agency...
  • A glimmer of hope in Venezuela: There are a few hopeful signs out there still.

    09/16/2021 9:06:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2021 | Frank Friday
    The news in our country and abroad has been relentlessly bad ever since we entered the calamitous Biden Era just months ago, but there are a few hopeful signs out there still.One of the best is a story receiving almost no coverage in the larger press: the Venezuela elections this November. The democratic opposition has agreed to participate after years of boycotting the Maduro regime's rigged voting. The E.U. will send a large team of election monitors, and Maduro has already been releasing some political prisoners in a bid to end sanctions. Some are even predicting that Maduro will be...
  • Venezuela Heavy Oil Project Reserves Will Be Left Stranded

    09/14/2021 7:12:51 AM PDT · by NotQuiteCricket · 19 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | September 13, 2021 | Andreas Exarheas
    Venezuela’s heavy oil project reserves will be left stranded as international players divest their interest. That’s what GlobalData said in a statement sent to Rigzone on Friday, which highlighted that TotalEnergies and Equinor had recently divested their respective interests in Petrocedeno to the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) company. According to GlobalData, this means that due to high risks and the unstable deteriorating economy in the country, international players no longer see an upside in Venezuelan projects. GlobalData noted that with less investments supplied from the private sector, Venezuela will not be able to sustain its oil and gas...
  • Immigrant Muslim Couple in Texas Enslaved Little Girl for 16 Years — Only Receive 7 Year Sentence

    Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure imported a 5-year-old girl from Guinea and enslaved her for 16 years. The slave girl was forced to cook, clean, do the laundry, perform yard work and care for their children. The Muslim couple was arrested in April of 2018. ... Mohamed is the son of Guinea’s first president. Mohamed is a supporter of Marxist Hugo Chavez and his Socialist revolution. The couple was recently sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving the little girl. ... A Muslim couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a West...
  • Biden might prefer you didn't, but pay attention to the Venezuela negotiations

    08/21/2021 10:07:20 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/20/21 | ELLIOTT ABRAMS,
    While the attention of much of America has been focused on Afghanistan, it’s worth noting a development closer to home: Negotiations between Venezuela’s Maduro regime and the democratic opposition forces led by Juan Guaido officially commenced on Friday in Mexico City. The two teams met for the official launch of negotiations, though behind the scenes talks have been under way for weeks — and real negotiations will not actually start until September. The negotiations have an unusual structure: Each side has named one “second” (to borrow from the terminology of duels) and several other facilitators who will play a smaller...