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...


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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.




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.

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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...


rant over.


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 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,


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.


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