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Two Dead As Venezuela's Anti-Goverment Protests Turn Bloody - Live Feed

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It appears it's not enough to have a record year on your stock market? Economic hardship, socialism, starvation, and not enough toilet paper have apparently led to the bloodiest riots in Caracas in years. As AP reports, at least 2 people were killed as large anti-Maduro protests engulfed the nation's capital.

 

The logo of the anti-Maduro protestors...

 

 

And direct from Maduro's Twitter account showing the world that all is well...

 

Live Feed:

 

 

Via AP,

Gunfire erupted in downtown Caracas when armed members of a pro-government vigilante group arrived on motorcycles and began firing at more than 100 anti-Maduro student protesters clashing with security forces. As the crowd fled in panic, one demonstrator fell to the ground with a bullet wound in his head.

 

Also killed was the leader of a pro-government 23rd of January collective, as militant supporters of Venezuela's socialist administration call themselves. National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello said the "revolutionary" known by his nickname Juancho was "vilely assassinated by the fascists" but he didn't provide details.

 

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While anti-government demonstrators vented frustration over issues ranging from rampant crime to mounting economic hardships, they were united in their resolve to force Maduro out of office by constitutional means.

 

"All of these problems — shortages, inflation, insecurity, the lack of opportunities — have a single culprit: the government,"  Leopoldo Lopez, a Harvard University-trained former mayor, told a crowd of about 10,000 people gathered at Plaza Venezuela in Caracas.

Images of the Deadly day...

 

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Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:49 | 4430012 fonestar
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Looks like a worker's paradise!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:53 | 4430035 zaphod
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Coming to a country you live in soon!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:56 | 4430045 SilverRhino
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Considering the fact that the system is terminally broken and that nothing will get FIXED post-collapse .... bring it on and let's get this shit over with.  

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:56 | 4430065 gmrpeabody
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Which one is Sean Penn...?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:04 | 4430086 Stoploss
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He's holding the riot cam.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:37 | 4430242 ACP
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Hey showing images of people fighting against their oppressive govt is terrorism.

ZH might get "Holdered" for this article.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:44 | 4430270 Boris Alatovkrap
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Why mustache is so popular for tyrant autocrat? Look at Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Maduro, Janet Reno...? Boris is theory if Chinese man is can grow decent mustache, maybe Mao and Pol Pot is grow mustache, too (Ho Chi Min is try).

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:07 | 4430369 Emergency Ward
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Boris gets quick to point.  When American ruling class attempts to criticize foul deeds commited by present-day tinpot socialist-authoritarian rulers against citizen class, very good idea to recall the name of Janet Reno......moustache notwithstanding.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:46 | 4430471 Doubleguns
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Remember Ruby Ridge. 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:30 | 4430618 johngaltfla
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Ain't communism great? Whoops, I just offended half the pussies who lurk here....

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:24 | 4431016 ThroxxOfVron
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Come now, Boris; -don't be rude.  

Maduro inherited that mustashe from his mother...

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 01:22 | 4431295 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is remind Boris of joke...

Man is walk into bar with mustache.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:03 | 4430092 semperfidelis
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And this is a country with oil reserves...
The exponential function assures us that there are interesting times ahead.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:33 | 4430224 The Gooch
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Dear well-outfitted, "militarized" riot police and corrupt, judicial-system afficianados,

You better fucking well know which side of the line you want to be on when this shit hits fly-over country.

Your pension won't stand, regardless.

Hopefully, you'll stand for Liberty and posterity.

As for you city folk...

"Elevation"

rant over.

III%

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:01 | 4430678 Leaf of Tree
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Dear Wannabe Americano Patriot

 

The NSA would like to inform you that you have been identified,  and a drone attack is imminent on your location.

Our algorithms have detected strage Internet activity coming out of your Xbox Live connection. When playing Battlefield 4, you are not supposed to be playing a Russian Spetznatz commando. Only terrorists would play a video game in which they kill Americanos.

Our further analysis has concluded that your comments on fringe neonazi-anti-obamao websites like ZeroHedge.com clearly proves you have been infected by the Infidells.virus. ideology.

 

Oh, and your pathetic stash of 2 ounces of gold is well accounted for by our geodesic   imaging satellites. Why the hell you would choose to hide that in your momma's grave is beyond our Ed Snowden clones here.

 

With love and kindness

The NSA 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:08 | 4430728 akak
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Dear Romanian Vampire and EU Uber-Apologist,

 

Please stop sucking.

 

With annoyance and contempt,

ZH

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:26 | 4430778 Leaf of Tree
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Defense of EU doesn't imply love of EU.

 

EU is soviet-derived System directed as a weapon against Western countries. Stupidity of Western intelectualls that have fallen for Soviet Ideology has proven to be great ally.

Inhabitants of Western countries struggle to find love in Eastern countries.

Use of EU-weapon against quality of life of westerners goes hand-in-hand with Eastern plan to conquer Europe. By deceit.

 

Use of weapon doesn't imply love of weapons. Just means you kill the fucker. And then destroy the weapon.

EU is weapon.  Enemy is West.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:22 | 4431008 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Reminds Chinese citizenism propagandist told the kind of story I love and on this site. With all the story about 'americans' running out of indians.

It is a mattering point because Chinese citizenism citizens love to sell some social virtues like loyalty to nation, race, team or whatever group that be when it is obvious that the thing that has held them up together is that ganging up to plunder an exterior.

Ah,the great communauty of crime as wished by Chinese citizenism citizens. They are civilization bearers so they won't condescend.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:14 | 4431143 akak
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Ah, but is whipping the dead horse to convey truthiness that in Sino-Romanian Citizenism citizens, the group is all.  Such as why they so turbidly defend the EU above sovereigntys of (former) European nations.  No, cannot have that in the Sino-Romanian Citizenism world --- the group (here being the EU) must prevails above all else.  Same story as always, the record is broken on that one.

But hey, when the EU vampire comes to bite your neck, no use in resisting.  You will be assimilated.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:47 | 4430284 Matt
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The oil curse. It was so plentiful, that they kept it unreasonably cheap, rather than slowly raising the price over time to encourage conservation, and to generate a soverign wealth fund to replace their non-renewable wealth as they depleted it.

It seems a lot of oil rich countries traded oil for food, and once either production declines or domestic consumption grows too much, the shit hits the fan.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:57 | 4430339 The Gooch
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Please pass the Charmin to "Matt".

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:23 | 4430191 Everybodys All ...
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You can bet you'll never hear him criticize this socialist regime nightmare. What a hypocrite.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:32 | 4430226 ACP
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He's the stupid one, who just sold all his guns because of his idiot actress gf.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:42 | 4430261 GeorgeHayduke
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"Considering the fact that the system is terminally broken and that nothing will get FIXED post-collapse..."

Are you talking about Venezuela or the USA? Seems appropriate to both.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:31 | 4430828 SilverRhino
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Actually I was talking about the PLANET.    Cheers.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:54 | 4430041 zorba THE GREEK
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I know running out out toilet paper makes me angry, so I can

sympathise with the protesters. 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:57 | 4430073 gmrpeabody
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Running out out anything bites...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:11 | 4430139 Leaf of Tree
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I hope you choke on your bitcoinz.

 

At least they have balls and are willing to lose their lives to change things.

 

"murikans though cower behind their Xboxes.

 

Vamos Venezuela!!!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:15 | 4430159 fonestar
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Bitcoin stops wealth redistribution by governments dead.  Unless of course your Bitcoins are stolen by hax0rz, (in which case you should just feel honoured to have your Bitcoin stolen by 1337 hax0rz).

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:36 | 4430237 forwardho
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I for one would like to thank you for all the info you have disseminated Re B/C.

Knowledge and passion have become a rare commodity.

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:40 | 4430263 Ignatius
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He just makes this shit up as he goes along.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:27 | 4430409 Prisoners_dilemna
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@Ignatius   Your valve must be acting up today.  :)

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:27 | 4430411 Ignatius
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Health note:  Valve temporarily open (half way).

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:27 | 4431177 SAT 800
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Latin American Catholics breed like rabbits; with the foggy notion that "somebody" will take care of the kids. There isn't any somebody. The population bomb went off many years ago; now it's time for the results.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:04 | 4431565 yepyep
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haha nice

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:50 | 4430017 Spungo
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Why do the proles get so uppidy when we try to force socialism on them?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:54 | 4430052 LMAOLORI
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My guess is because they eventually come to understand the Fascist side of Socialists

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:06 | 4430111 jwoop66
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No, they're just gonna fight over who the next socialist leader is.  Just like they always do.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:05 | 4430694 Leaf of Tree
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That's why in Amerikastan they don't force Socialism 2.0 on the people.

 

They make Amerikanians hate Capitalism, so that Amerikanians beg for Socialism 2.0

Eastern Europe was an experiment where socialism by force was tried. After 50 years it eventually failed (or so the CNN version of recent history goes).

Amerikanian version of Socialism by EBT cards might last forever.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:08 | 4430730 FredFlintstone
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Last forever? You said we were all going to die, didn't you? Or was that Satoshi, your alter ego?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:25 | 4430797 Leaf of Tree
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System is God.

God is Aeternal.

Objective of System is to rule over Universe.

Slaves feed System.

Slaves die.

New slaves born.

System is Forever.

You can't kill System.

You become System.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:29 | 4431031 TheFourthStooge-ing
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That is the reality of it.

What is the point in the end? Chinese citizenism.

The taste for inequality shown by Chinese citizenism citizens is always as entertaining.

They are always special cases.

Always the same pattern.

No matter the question, no matter the sector, it is always tackled the same way, through Chinese citizenism.

Reaching the kind of conclusions you've got when you use Chinese citizenism.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:47 | 4431071 ThroxxOfVron
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That clenched jaw and the blurting of short nonesense phrases indicates to Me that You've huffed way too much Hypertiger, Leaf.   IF You keep abusing yourself like this You are gonna end up out in front of Enterprise Corruption babbling about the dozens of Enrons before Dinosaurs ruled the Earth...

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:52 | 4430021 pashley1411
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Hmm,  violent protests against a socialist kleptocracy.   methinx this is the real "new normal".

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:22 | 4430114 Pure Evil
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If they had just issued EBT cards all this could have easily been avoided.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:48 | 4431079 ThroxxOfVron
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Occupy Every Street

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:50 | 4430027 kito
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2 people? seriously? this is news? there must be 100 that get murdered every day in venezuela. why is this news?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:29 | 4430219 forwardho
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100 people who have spoken out against the gov do not get popped in the head in the street everyday.

19 people were shot in chicago this past weekend.

Shoot 19 people at a protest on the national mall.

If you can't see the differance, don't open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Yes, all lives are equal, the manner, and reason of their passing is not.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:53 | 4430028 DoChenRollingBearing
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Socialism in action.  They voted for Maduro, the bird-listener, who hears dear old Hugo's words...  Argentina just got to see Cristina (duly elected as well) in action with more Socialist garbage.

And yet we voted for Obama.

Everyone: off the cliff on the count of three...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:03 | 4430053 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Maduro like Obama it is questionable whether the election was rigged or not to win.

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:21 | 4430177 Pure Evil
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Yeah, but who was doing the rigging?

When the Repulitards run people like McCain or Romney one has to wonder if they really intended to win.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:48 | 4430477 The Gooch
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When the "annointed uni-party" parade people like McCain or Romney...

fify.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:34 | 4430240 gwar5
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DoChen,  you still in Costa Rica?  Heard the Beatle Bar in Jaco is closed. But the Blue Marlin @Del Rey in San Jose is still going strong.

 

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:48 | 4430302 DoChenRollingBearing
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No, I've been back a week here in the USA now.

We were in Quepos, "down" the coast a bit from Jaco (so I would not know re Beatle Bar, besides I stopped drinking).

Costa Rica's economy is bad now they told me.  Why?  Socialist president, hmm...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:57 | 4430496 The Gooch
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PURA GOBIERNO!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 23:52 | 4431087 ThroxxOfVron
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"Costa Rica's economy is bad now they told me.  Why?  Socialist president, hmm..."

I've been told that Other People's money will fix that.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:50 | 4430031 Encroaching Darkness
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Those poor damned Venezuelans; first Chavez, then Maduro, not an economic brain cell between them. And the people continue to suffer.

I knew a couple of Venezuelans back in college; bright buggers, even allowing for the upper-IQ foreign education filter (dumb kids rarely can afford to go to college overseas). I hope they're OK, but given that getting caught in a crossfire can happen to anyone, I don't know (haven't kept in touch).

If communism / socialism had been known in Dante's day, there'd be another whole set of bolgias in Hell.

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:29 | 4430222 Everybodys All ...
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I knew a girl from Venezuela that I met while in college as well. I'd say I had the same impression that you've had and I'd also add ZH is dead accurate when they talk about the world's most beautiful women coming from this part of the globe. Socialism always ends the same way and I don't understand why people keep making the same mistake by thinking they can avoid this outcome somehow elsewhere.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:40 | 4430260 Carl Popper
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The Fatal Conceit

It takes a truly smart man to know tp tread carefully when attempting to micromanage complex systems.

Fools and utopian dreamers, but I repeat myself, tread boldly

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 04:25 | 4431499 StychoKiller
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Ya just cain't fix stoopid!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:55 | 4430049 Number 156
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If you cant control your people, Fascism is the fascist way to getting killed or exiled.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:56 | 4430050 y3maxx
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...Cut off EBT's for three or four days and this will come to another Socialist/Fascist State near You....known as the USSA

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:20 | 4430182 Leaf of Tree
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No.

The fat ass whales that live on EBT cards in USSAstan will drown themselves on their own vomit.

"murikans are chicken shits who will only fight with tallibani idiots. And even those are winning against "murikans. 

Don't expect revolution in the USSA. United Stateans will take it up the ass and love it.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:58 | 4430062 Frank N. Beans
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methinks this is going to escalate rather quickly

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:45 | 4430282 Carl Popper
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It is erie how this followed the script in atlas shrigged the last two years.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:02 | 4430077 Rising Sun
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fucking bullish!!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:00 | 4430079 Dr. Destructo
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From the producers of the Arab Spring and the Ukranian protest, we present to you, Venezuela, civil unrest.

Brought to you by the U.S. government.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:53 | 4430314 Matt
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Who can take the sugar from its sack ... mix in LSD and put it back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW9cCWm53H4

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:28 | 4430088 sixsigma cygnus...
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At least Venezuelans can be comforted in knowing Maduro is a socialist and he knows what he is doing.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:10 | 4430124 Leaf of Tree
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Los venezolanos tienen mas cojones que los estadounidense!!

 

Los de EEUU son unos maricones de primer rango.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:19 | 4430175 DaddyO
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No need to call names, even though your right!!

DaddyO

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:25 | 4430185 Leaf of Tree
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Hint: sometimes vitriol might make some fuckers wake up and do something about it

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:49 | 4430306 DaddyO
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It's a matter of timing.

I think there's plenty of fight left in some, they just don't know where to direct the energy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR77Ujghf20

DaddyO

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:00 | 4430703 tyrone
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Y tu, hoja-de-el arbol.. eres un mama-huevo de la primera orden

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:18 | 4430161 The Heart
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Looks like them al-CIA-duh mercenaries are getting closer to home.

Prepare oh men of war, your country is about to declare war on you!

They come dressed just like you were...in wars.

They look like you...in wars.

Halt! Who goes there?

Barney....

Rubble.

Roger...approach the gates...hands up...weapons down to your backsides.

Drones...on view.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:15 | 4430163 Pure Evil
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Nothing like another Latin civil war to distract the peasants from the looting of their elected leaders.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:19 | 4430171 CoonT
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Counting down the seconds, until this kind of thing comes to Toronto. God, I can't wait! Got the popcorn, got the front row seat, waiting for the show time

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:26 | 4430200 Pure Evil
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Not Canukaville, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:26 | 4430208 Salah
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Canadians?  Shit.....like the old joke, "How do you get 30 drunk, rowdy Canadians out of a swimming pool?"  Answer: Ask them.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:54 | 4430245 sixsigma cygnus...
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Maybe he meant when the Montreal Canadiens play the Leafs..?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:25 | 4430197 nmewn
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They're still trying to perfect socialism after all these years?

I thought socialism required little goose stepping block captains in every neighborhood, directed by technorats back in the capitol to "spread the wealth around evenly".

What the hell happened? ;-)

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:56 | 4430328 DaddyO
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Had to green the "goose stepping" comment

Bravo, the description is a good one.

I see them in the hoods all the time, TSA has them in all the right places as well.

DaddyO

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:26 | 4430406 nmewn
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Its like the world is turning completely upside down...again:

"French president François Hollande has pledged to cut public spending, lower taxes and reduce labour costs for business in a bid to convince a sceptical public that he remains capable of regenerating France’s stuttering economy.

In a New Year broadcast to the nation, Mr Hollande acknowledged that 2013 had been an “intense” and “difficult” year because of a financial crisis “longer and deeper than we ourselves had expected”.

He added: “We have paid the price in weak growth and a succession of redundancy plans.”

Well fucking duh...lol.

"He also said France’s big tax burden was “too heavy” and specified that a review of the tax system launched last month by Jean-Marc Ayrault, the prime minister, would aim to lower taxes. He promised a reduction in public spending – which accounts for 57 per cent of GDP – to finance this."

There ya go, back on track, a tax cut needs to be financed? I thought I was losing it there for a minute.

Everythings normal with the world again ;-)

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/hollande-pledges-cuts-to-taxes-and-public-spending-1.1641582

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:02 | 4430656 GoinFawr
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Re: I thought socialism required little goose stepping block captains in every neighborhood, directed by technorats back in the capitol to "spread the wealth around evenly".


Well, you're plenty stupid, I'll give you that.


Consistently too; perhaps it is the result of a pre existing medical condition your exorbitantly overpriced HMO refuses to cover? If so, my condolences.

Take heart though, judging from the peanut gallery at least you're not suffering alone; misery loves company and all that cal.

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:05 | 4430722 nmewn
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Well, fancy meeting you here defending socialism GoinFawr.

I gather you want to talk about this Trojan Horse devised by the left to introduce "single payer"...called ObamaCare? Or do you want to talk about Sweden moving away from it. The left always used to talk about Sweden as "the" model for everything virtuous & good...now, not so much:

"It's quicker to get a colleague back to work if you have an operation in two weeks' time rather than having to wait for a year," privately insured Anna Norlander told Sveriges Radio on Friday. "It's terrible that I, as a young person, don't feel I can trust the health care system to take care of me."

http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/22/socialist-swedes-take-to-private-health

What up? ;-)

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:30 | 4430830 GoinFawr
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The only thing you 'gather' are flies, and, apparently, anecdotes from actual Trojan Horse occupant enablers.

q. Did Anna Banana actually say that in English?

On 2nd thought, nm, I'm fully aware that your condition is wholly untreatable. 

I'm not into going around your Mulberry bush again tonight: it's too thick.

So the last word is all yours today, make it count...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:33 | 4430845 nmewn
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Sure thing, enjoy your spiral downward, I know I will.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:47 | 4430877 akak
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He can't help being arrogant and rabidly statist yet obviously insecure about it all at the same time, nmewn --- after all, he is Canadian.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:27 | 4430209 gwar5
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Long overdue for Venezuelans to rise up and take their country back from the Marxist/socialist, anti-humanist scumbags. Chavez looted the country of $3 billion for just himself in 8 years. His cronies got plenty of their socialist "Fair Share", too. 

 

Flashback: Chavez let 80,000 tons of food rot in government warehouses through sheer incompetence. Because of his goverenment-caused food shortage he then blamed the grocery stores and nationalized them. Because of the ongoing food shortages he then gave food rationing priorities to his cronies -- thru "Loyalty Cards".

Now is that really any way to run a banana republic?

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:34 | 4430232 Everybodys All ...
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Sounds like a typical Chicago community organizer.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:00 | 4430350 gwar5
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Seems that every socialist dictator in Latin America has a group of color-coded anti-protestor thugs designated to attack legitimate peaceful protestors.

 

In Venezuela they wear red shirts, and in Nicaragua they wear blue shirts. I thought in Obamazuela it was going to be the purple shirted SEIU, but now I think it will be cammo wearing DHS.

 

 

NicaTimes:  http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2013/06/nicaraguas-catholic-church...

 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:36 | 4430437 Emergency Ward
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Oh, the rich irony when "...armed members of a pro-government vigilante group [must be the ones who were first in line for the below-cost Samsungs] arrived on motorcycles and began firing at more than 100 anti-Maduro student protesters clashing with security forces"....and "militant supporters of Venezuela's socialist administration" call the student protestors, one of whom fell to the ground with a bullet in his head, "fascists".

Where does the CIA fit into all of this?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:53 | 4430321 MagicMoney
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LOL is this some kind of joke? They rallied against "capitalism", and voted for socialism. Now they want capitalism back???? Hmmm....

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:32 | 4430227 Ignatius
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Someone should call the CIA and let them know what's happening down there.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:38 | 4430250 Carl Popper
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Moar socialism!
Forward!

It is hoarders and rich people sabotaging the economy who are the problem

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:44 | 4430272 gwar5
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I once met a guy from UK on holiday in Aruba.

Said he got to Aruba by way of Venezuela just across the water. Said even inside the Caracas Airport was dangerous when he arrived there. Said he was lucky to make it out of the airport. But safely in the taxi cab a few Km later, to his dismay, his own taxi driver pulled over, robbed him, and kicked him out on the side of the road.

 

 

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:01 | 4431110 ThroxxOfVron
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Apparently in Venezuela the taxi drivers rob people one at a time and the bus drivers rob them all at once.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:08 | 4430377 Paracelsus
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Venezuela has alot of NatGas. Prices are going up. At least Chavez got his gold back.

How about this: the west fucks about in the Ukraine,pisses off Boris,one of the pipeline terminals gets bombed,Boris has to shut down the gas to Europe.Then back to Syria pipeline,WMD's,and moderate Islamic opposition groups who don't munch on human livers on youtube. I like it....

Emerging markets crashing after all the funny money injections start to taper.....

HOOCOODANODE.......    And....

Thank god the world press isn't controlled by the Bilderbergers.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:06 | 4430536 Leaf of Tree
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Señor Chavez  esta muerto.

Guess who is next?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:41 | 4430445 Tom Brady
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Finally the socialist keynesian banana dictatorship endgame has been reached.  I'm guessing ol' nicky maduro, with his innovative and never tried before tactics, will print their currency into oblivion and end this nonsense once and for all by means of a spectactular hyperinflationary spiral.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:12 | 4430748 cheetahbaby
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Perfect illustration of the power of the 2nd Amendment. If these anti-government protesters were armed to the teeth, those pussy anti-riot cops would scatter like the roaches that they are.....

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 09:46 | 4431839 Richard Chesler
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Too bad their guns were taken away to protect the children.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 22:18 | 4430769 TrustbutVerify
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And no protests in the US...yet.

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