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Watch Socialist Paradise Central Planning In Action: Venezuela Looting Edition

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What happens when the government sets the precedent that what was private is now public property? Encouraged by President Maduro's seeming incitement "Leave nothing on the shelves, nothing in the warehouses... Let nothing remain in stock!" crowds of Venezuelans looted the local DAKA stores after the government's 'occupation'... "this is good for the nation," Maduro concluded... You decide...


Some might argue that DAKA (in a mysteriously karmic way) got its back on Maduro as he was propelled from his bike by 'nothing' the day after...

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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:44 | 4150538 DoChenRollingBearing
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I guess that means that my friends Roberto S and Antonio E will not be able to work with me to sell those wheel bearings for Yutong buses down there in Venezuela (at least 800 of them (total) in the Caracas bus fleet and at PDVSA - the state's oil company).

Venezuela is in deep trouble.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:45 | 4150550 Beam Me Up Scotty
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HAPPINESS FOR ALL!!!  Brought to you by the Ministry of Happiness!!!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:46 | 4150560 Ignatius
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The looting business model seems to be working here in the U.S..

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:49 | 4150577 EscapeKey
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Yes, but that's CAPITALISTIC looting, and clearly much better then SOCIALISTIC looting.

If you are going to loot, why would you share?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:52 | 4150595 johnQpublic
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how long before anyone with a store closes it permanently?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:00 | 4150643 LFMayor
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say 10 minutes after the looters show up...

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:05 | 4150681 krispkritter
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Are you talking about the Government or the FSA?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:21 | 4150764 NotApplicable
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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:35 | 4150846 fonestar
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The promises of socialism are so great I fear it may never die.  It would be nice to send all of the socialists and freegans to a desert island somewhere.  They can rob each other for coconuts until they either get bored or all wind up with an equal number of coconuts.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:44 | 4150898 economics9698
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Revolution #9

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:06 | 4151322 flacon
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Take this brother, may it serve you well:


Revolution Number 9-The Beatles



Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:36 | 4151776 giggler321
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All those people walk out with big screen TV's.


So what are they gonna do when the power is switched off?  Oh I get it, use the dynamo on the bike you got from the other shop, right?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 01:25 | 4160088 suicidalpsychologist
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arent most of the band members multi millionaires? Haha, humans.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:45 | 4150904 Troll Magnet
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Si se puede, BITCHEZ!!!


(Wait...That's Argentina?  Looks a lot like Los Angeles to me)

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:35 | 4151435 Agent P
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Funny...I thought it looked a lot more like Venezuela, since that's where it was.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:08 | 4151013 Harbanger
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They would eat the last coconut and starve under a palm tree.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:22 | 4151099 insanelysane
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They would eat the last coconut and starve under a palm tree waiting for a do-er to climb the tree and get another coconut or waiting for the government to force a do-er to climb the tree for more coconuts.


Fixed it for ya.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:24 | 4151106 Harbanger
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You didn't fix it, you understood it.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:30 | 4151136 remain calm
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Someone tell them to save me one, I could use a new TV

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:38 | 4151178 BTFDemocracy
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We going to see much better "walmart invasion" Black Friday videos from USA in couple weeks.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:37 | 4151449 Agent P
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See recent Sports Authority videos from the greater (lesser) Chicago area. 

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:41 | 4151793 idontcare
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Great resale prices for that stuff on Ebay.  Check it out!

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:28 | 4151128 Anusocracy
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Treat government beliefs like religious beliefs.

Support panarchism.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:05 | 4150682 Big Corked Boots
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Prudent businesspeople would close 10 minutes before.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:23 | 4150779 seek
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...and leave the freaking country before they're jailed or assassinated.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:49 | 4150920 Poundsand
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On the bright side, we've moved from let them eat cake to let them have a big screen tv.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:00 | 4150981 dontgoforit
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Yeah, now they can sit at home and watch Behind the Green Door cartridges until their brains ferment.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:51 | 4151473 Flakmeister
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Marilyn, Marilyn, wherefore art thou Marilyn.....

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:20 | 4150759 ACP
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Better yet, how long until a store owner who lost everthing IEDs Maduro?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:17 | 4151073 11b40
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We are agents for manufacturers and import companies in the gift/housewares business.

15 years ago, we had almost 2400 accounts in the southeast.  Today, that is down to less than 200.  Main Street was where we made a living.  Emphasis on WAS.  Now it is just key accounts - primarily low-end acounts like Fred's, Family Dollar, etc., and where there 16 people in the company, now there are 3.5.

Looters take many forms.  The ones in this video are just the most visible.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:18 | 4151074 11b40
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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:53 | 4150601 Clark Bent
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Note how proprietary the looter becomes as he's making off with the booty. Others try to seize "theirs" from a looter only to be met with snarls of contempt and threat. What irony.

Socialism in its naked greed.  

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 13:55 | 4150618 TheLooza
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Damn.  That looks like my local Costco on any given Sunday, minus the free samples.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:01 | 4150657 dontgoforit
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and this one:  Thou shall not steal.  Good catholics down there.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:13 | 4150718 Anusocracy
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Animals have strong concepts of 'my property' and 'our property', but not 'your property'.

Unfortunately, that includes the 99% of H. sapiens that are not fully human.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:27 | 4150796 LFMayor
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we need to invent the gom jabbar and start testing?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:46 | 4150907 Anusocracy
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I have a fairly high tolerance of pain, having once gone to work with a ruptured appendix.

But I don't think overcoming pain would be a good test.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:51 | 4150935 StychoKiller
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Suggest you read the book again, "Gom Jabbar" was a poisoned object.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:56 | 4151275 KnightTakesKing
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The Gom Jabbar was used so you didn't remove your hand from the box -- the real pain object.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:22 | 4150768 The_Dude
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I don't think you get to blame this on the Catholics.....there are a few other -ism's that you should be focused on here.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:03 | 4150989 dontgoforit
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I AM a Catholic; just sayin'.  I've been down there - with few exceptions, they're all Catholic.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:21 | 4151064 Harbanger
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Theyr'e mostly Liberation Theology socialist bitches, Catholics in name only.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:44 | 4151214 Nick Jihad
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What? This is as catholic as it gets - "Father, I have sinned, by stealing a TV."  "That'll be 25 Hail Mary's son, and don't forget to make a donation."

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:33 | 4151755 Harbanger
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I'm not going to defend the Catholic church, but it's obvious they have a homo problem amongst some of their clergy.  Time they clean house.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:57 | 4151872 Flakmeister
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You are aware that your alleged saviour was a socialist of the first rank? Or did that escape you?

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 19:19 | 4152161 Calmyourself
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I call BS, you did not understand the book, try again.

Thessalonions 3:10-12

 "For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.[a]"

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 19:59 | 4152281 Harbanger
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The angel closes your eyes.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 20:00 | 4152288 Promethus
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If your alleged savior is Obama, then I agree with you. Otherwise you're an idiot.

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 21:16 | 4152541 Flakmeister
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No his was highlighted in the New Testament...

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