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Remember: in every socialist utopia, at the end of the day, everyone is equal... while waiting in line for "whatever they have."


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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4527593 XenoFrog
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Coming to a country near you!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:14 | 4527611 booboo
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It's hell to run out of other people's money

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:25 | 4527654 Richard Chesler
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Duh. That's what Obozophones are for.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4527679 BaBaBouy
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Breaking... US Blaackwater Boots Spotted In Ukraine....

They Look Like Came Straight From IRAQ Same Garb...

Has Blackwater been deployed to Ukraine?

Notorious U.S. mercenaries 'seen on the streets of flashpoint city' as Russia claims 300 hired guns have arrived in country Unidentified armed men seen on the streets of Donetsk in east Ukraine Russian diplomat claims 300 mercenaries had arrived in Kiev this week Mercenaries in the region could give Putin pretext for military action Donetsk has been the scene of big pro-Russian demonstrations this week

By Damien Gayle

Speculation was growing last night that American mercenaries had been deployed to Donetsk after videos emerged of unidentified armed men in the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city. At least two videos published on YouTube earlier this week show burly, heavily armed soldiers with no insignia in the city, which has been gripped by pro-Moscow protests. In one of the videos onlookers can be heard shouting 'Blackwater! Blackwater!' as the armed men, who wear no insignia, jog through the streets.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4527702 Rick Blaine
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Well, if Michael Douglas says they got their shit together down there, everything must be OK...


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4527710 BaBaBouy
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Blaackwater Boots / Russian Special Forces ??????????

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:20 | 4527791 jbvtme
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you can wait in line for goods made by others or you can make those goods yourself. the lines haven't hit here yet.  they will

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:41 | 4528026 JamesBond
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who belives there will actually be "lines" in LA?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:54 | 4528059 DontGive
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There will. POTUS will drawm some up real quick..

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:58 | 4528073 Keyser
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Tell that to the knuckle-draggers that have no clue what the word "queue" means. 


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:37 | 4528175 Anusocracy
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Every type of government ends up in a state of kakotopia.

Some just take longer than others.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:21 | 4528270 Manthong
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Like the line to the Obamacare clinic after most of the decent doctors throw in the towel.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:03 | 4528361 A Nanny Moose
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:51 | 4528053 slightlyskeptical
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How true. Under true socialism these people would be making their own stuff along with the other members of their community.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:45 | 4528478 Oldwood
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But under true Utopianism, nobody has to do shit...cause they are entitled!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:50 | 4527705 BaBaBouy
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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:00 | 4527738 TheReplacement
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That looks like Russian gear.  The video is too shaky to make out much clearly.  One guy certainly has an AK.  Another looks like it might be an M4 but it isn't clear.  Using 556 in that area would be stupid - no resupply. 

Moar information, pics, and/or video please.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:24 | 4527811 stant
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m4 come in 7.62/39 too

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 22:49 | 4529350 Buckaroo Banzai
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More likely in 5.45x39

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:06 | 4527753 Who Laughed
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Fresh off a snipering expedition in Kiev, what flavour false flag does the team have in store for Donetsk?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:27 | 4527821 MsCreant
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"Has Blackwater been deployed to Ukraine?"

Or Xe or what the fuck ever.

No offense is intended by this, but why on earth would we assume they just got there? As in, don't you think they have been there all along? 

I do.

Where there is a buck to be made off war, count on these assholes to be helping to create the market for it, so to speak.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:46 | 4527886 duo
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Keep an eye out for the guys in Khakis and black baseball caps.  They were all over in Boston.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:37 | 4528019 Anusocracy
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I thought those were lesbians.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:59 | 4528226 Wahooo
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Burn em all and hang em from a bridge!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4527691 VD
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just like Say's Law: supply creates it's own demand....


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:04 | 4528090 flysofree
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They got money except they have nothing to buy because the mechant class is in Miami buying up condos with the loot they stole from Venzualan people.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:48 | 4528327 StychoKiller
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Hugo, you a zombie now?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:42 | 4533611 sylviasays
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No, actually there is nothing to buy because the socialist elites have bankrupted the country and have confiscated the country's wealth for themselves. The people of Venezuela suffer with an annual inflation rate above 56%. Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez's daughters continue to party in the presidential palace and refuse to move out. 



Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:22 | 4527634 CPL
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Came a long time ago.  You need to get out more often.  Difference is at walmart you get to put things back you can't afford while lining up.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4527726 Kirk2NCC1701
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@XenoFrog: "Coming to a country near you!"

Of course, that's what TPTB has already decided:  First Chaos, then Order (Ordo ab Chaos).

> Fragmentation of strong countries & cultures (via an "anything goes" culture)

> Increased National and Personal Debt --> Perpetual Debt

> Increased prices, stagnant wages

--> Unrest, Uprisings that call for Regime Change, and... a New Order. 

--> A World Order.  A New World Order* 

Your network of friendly Central Banksters are standing by and willing to help -- but you have to ask for their Help.

* Q: Is NWO a New-World (imposed) Order, or a New World-Order?  ;-)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:18 | 4527779 i-dog
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It's not directed from the US (New World), just implemented through its guns, money printing and growing corporate monopolies.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:56 | 4527933 Telemakhos
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Just to be pedantic, the Latin should read "ordo a Chao."  The word "Chaos" is Greek, and so is the concept: the Romans don't make much use of it outside of poetry until very late, when poetry starts creeping into prose (i.e. the Second Sophistic).  The poet Vergil uses the phrase "a Chao" in the fourth book of the Georgics ('farm poetry'):

aque Chao densos diuum numerabat amores. 

that is,

"From Chaos [the beginning of the world] he [Orpheus] recounted the frequent love-affairs of the gods."

The Masons seem to be the first people to have said "Ordo ab Chao," which should be written "Ordo a Chao," because the Masons aren't particularly good at Latin -- about on par with the Catholic Church, which is currently doing everything in its power to suck at it, including gutting and restaffing some of the institutions for using Latin.

The "novus ordo" stuff comes from Vergil too: "magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo" ("a great order of the ages is born anew," Eclogues (pastoral poetry) 4).  The original sense is of a cyclical view of time, similar to the cycles of governments found in Greek political philosophy: you go from overthrowing some sort of a tyrannical government through various better forms like democracy, until you get back to a tyranny again because succeeding generations or ages get progressively more lazy and accepting of injustice until things get bad enough for a revolution.  Of course, Vergil was applying it to Augustus, who was basically a tyrant overthrowing the Roman Republic, but that's fawning Roman poetry for you.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:39 | 4528307 Cloud9.5
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Hat tip.  Love people who are better read than I am.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:48 | 4527895 Dollarmedes
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The problem with Venezuela is the same problem in the US: a majority of people actually thought socialism sounded like a reasonable choice. Some will regret their decision, others will double down.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:50 | 4528208 Freddie
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Socialist utopia?  I thought it was going to be a story about California or Che DeBlasio's NYC.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:09 | 4527596 semperfi
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sheep don't put up much of a fight when being poked by their human masters

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:12 | 4527599 rbg81
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There's nothing to buy, but at least its cheap. [/s]   The funny thing is that many of these idiots will not learn the lesson.  They will believe to the end that everything would be fine if only the enemies of the State would stop holding out on The People.

You would like to think we know better in America but, thanks to 50 years of leftist indoctrination, we no longer do.  Sadly, there are just as many in this country who drink the same class warfare Kool-aid.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:03 | 4527742 TheReplacement
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Either that or they will blame the ruler(s) personally for being greedy or incompetent and turn around and put someone else in power who will do the same exact thing. 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:46 | 4528323 Cloud9.5
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Such it is with the true believers of any religion.  Eutopia is never attained because the belief system is flawed.  It is never attained because everyone did not believe.  The reason the ghost dance failed was because every indian did not dance the dance.  The same excuse was given for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

If the idea must be imposed through the threat of violence, then the idea is flawed.




Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:44 | 4528475 caustixoid
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"there are just as many in this country who drink the same class warfare Kool-aid"

really?  there's no 0.1% off-shoring jobs and taking all the productivity gains of the last 40 years for themselves?   there's no elite that owns both parties and socializes their losses and privatizes their gains?   there's no "regulatory capture"?  no TBTF?  that's Koolaid?!?!? 

if you don't want socialism you better be a libertarian or an anarchist, cause "conservatives" are the siamese twins of liberals.  Down-arrow away and tell me how your vote counts.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 19:36 | 4528808 rbg81
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I'm not saying Capitalism isn't without its warts, but it beats Socialism and Communism all to Hell.  If you think that there isn't a 0.1% in Venezula who can buy whateve they want, whenever they want, you are either a fool or a liar (or both).  At least the 0.1% here are smart enough to figure out how to keep the store shelves stocked. 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4527600 TheBoyPlunger
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Obama's wet dream.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4527810 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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boypunger- I thought his name was Reggie Love.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4527602 Bogdog
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How much Soylent Green can I get for my bitcoin?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4527604 Seize Mars
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It's always toilet paper. Every command economy always has a lack of TP.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:15 | 4527617 Tulpa
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And soap... two non-durable goods that everybody uses multiple times each day and is terrified of running out of.

Well, maybe not in Venezuela.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4527619 johnQpublic
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who needs TP when there is nothing to eat?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:29 | 4527663 Hobbleknee
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I'm guessing the profit margins on TP are low, so shipping/logistics become too costly to turn a profit during periods of high inflation.  Just a guess.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:14 | 4527972 RafterManFMJ
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Sometimes it's cheaper to buy currency to wipe your buttocks than it is to use currency to buy toilet paper.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:52 | 4527724 Stuck on Zero
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Every command economy prints currency until it's cheaper than toilet paper.  Problem solved.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:35 | 4527848 HisNameIsRP
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Use bolívar!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:33 | 4528163 BeansMcGreens
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There is an old Frank Zappa song on "Roxie and Elsewhere" where he sings "Don't forget the toilet paper, you know you are going to need it".

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:14 | 4527613 falak pema
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This isn't just "socialist utopia" this is statist oligarchy dystopia.

You cannot qualify a monochromatic quasi police state as utopia even seen thru Venezuelan statist "egalitarian" eyes.

There are too many examples of this state psychorigid corruption from past constructs; since Jacobin days to Stalin and consorts; for any modern regime to pretend that pure statism without the participation of civil society is a model of Utopia. 

You can't have utopia in an incestuous closed circuit environment with NO CHECKS AND BALANCES.

These people in power know that; Period. 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:57 | 4527731 cynicalskeptic
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The oligarchy running things - be they the Nomenklatura of the old Soviet Union or the rich capitalist ).01% NEVER have to wait in line for ANYTHING

'Socialism' is too often implemented to disguise a dictatorial oligarchy- on the left AND right.  Remember - Hitler was a National SOCIALIST

In contrast, truly democratic 'socialism' - think Scandinavia - isn't so bad.... A basic support net for ALL and limits on the super rich - a far narrower spread between rich and poor (and the 'rich' are STILL damn well off - just not at the cost of impoverishing the rest of society).  But we in the US can still think we're a 'land of opportunity' (though that's the case only for the rich and well connected - we bribe the masses just enough to keep them from rioting and give them delusions of 'hope')

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:08 | 4527757 TheReplacement
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Only one correction.  It isn't "left and the right".  It is the left and the further left.  Communism is far left.  National socialism is far left but sits just to the right of communism.  Bill Clinton is to the right of both (as in the middle).  The Pauls (Rand and Ron) are very far right.  The only question is where does Obama fit, is he fascist or communist?  I see both in him.

Perhaps you knew this.  Perhaps your readers did not.  Now everyone does.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:02 | 4528087 Prometheus the ...
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Left-right axis is just divide and conquer.
Reveal more truth about the empire.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:14 | 4527614 johnQpublic
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"Can I have 2 sausages?... <whispers all around: "Look at the rich guy!">.... and 17 forks, please?"

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:09 | 4527760 Taint Boil
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Reminds me of Kim Jong Il looking at sausages.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4527615 _ConanTheLibert...
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<--- first thought when you saw the title: Venezuela

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4527712 shutdown
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I thought it was from Miami. Still do, too. 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4527727 mrdenis
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 That's RSPECT ....fixed it for ya'

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:46 | 4528183 Emergency Ward
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When I saw "Venezuela" I didn't think of Hugo or petróleo, I thought of Grecia Colmenares.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4527620 ParkAveFlasher
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I sincerely hope that every American economist from Krugman downward (assuming that's possible) is taking note: this is the only logical outcome of all centralized efforts to control markets by dictum.  Whether it is via direct price control, outright confiscation, overregulation, monopolizing access to credit or financing, barring market access, cartelization of supply chains, bailouts, circuit brekerz, and so forth, there are high-bred elaborations and permutations and combinations but the desired outcome is clear, and that is centralization, and just because we don't have screaming caudillos throwing free bananas to crowds of brownish peasnts, doesn't make the move towards centralization more sensible or coherent, and certainly not more conducive to enabling the true welfare of all.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:19 | 4527626 Smegley Wanxalot
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I'm sure Sean Penn and Danny Glover will send a tonka truck load of food for the cause.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:18 | 4527627 Tulpa
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Reminds me of the Walmart sporting goods section a year ago.  Or today if you're looking for 22LR.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4527629 Kirk2NCC1701
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Don't you Tylers and ZHers get it yet?

If they got Oil and they're friendly to the US, it does NOT matter how oppressive and cruel their regime might be.  E.g., KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

If, on the other hand, they oppose the US and got Oil + Gold, we must change their Regime at all costs and by any means necessary.  The means are customized for each Opponent: e.g. Iraq, Libya, Venezuela.

In the case of Venezuela, as with most Latin countries, the means might be increased Socialism that leads to a weakened Economy, Unrest, etc... It matters naught, as long as we can destabilize them enough for a Coup that imposes a US-friendly Regime.

If you don't understand or like the Big Picture, keep commenting on the Jigsaw pieces.  :-)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4527725 Balanced Integer
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Bullshit. The only reason that they cannot get enough oil money to keep their decrepit socialist Chavismo nonsense lurching along is because their command economy, being the fucked up retarded version of itself that it is, cannot produce machine parts of sufficient quality and quantity to keep their oil industry in good working order. Hence, as machines break down over time the amount of oil they can dredge up decreases. This leads to dwindling foreign currency reserves, creating an endless feedback loop on the state-owned oil industry.

I seriously doubt that these conditions have anything to do with the sinister machinations of the evil-doers in DC. It is everything to do with the failed economic model of socialism, as it fails everywhere it has ever been tried.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4527754 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ok, I'm game.  Let's explore your thesis...


1. Which is more difficult: 

   (a) to CREATE an Oil Industry and its infrastructure, or

   (b) to MAINTAIN said industry?

2. Socialism (the "Organized spreading of wealth") is "bad" in Venezuela, but "good" in KSA?

I'd buy the more interesting Question: 

Why do some forms of Socialism work in places like KSA and the Scandinavian countries, and a milder form in Canada and Germany (all "Allies"), when it does not work in places that are "unfriendly" to the US (Argentina, Venezuela)?  WHY? 

p.s.  I have an explanation, but will hold back for now to allow for thought and dialog.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:18 | 4527786 TheReplacement
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KSA, Scandies, Canucktia, and Germany all have one thing the Venezuelans do not:  The US Military.  They don't have to pay much at all for protection (a military).  Venezuela is on their own and have to pay for that themselves.  That is one big difference.  The aforementioned countries (besides KSA) started rich and now import their poor to do cheap labor.  Venezuela started out with a lot of indigenous poor.  Most of them were modern and industrialized before going socialist.

KSA doesn't elect their national government - another huge difference.

Show us a poor country that turned socialist and got rich.  Show us a rich country that turned socialist and stayed rich without protection from the US, Russia, or China. 

Considering that there is no socialist government on the planet that is even a century old (speculation on my part really, feel free to counterpoint) how can anyone even suggest that it works?  Show us such a case where they provide for their own everything - no handouts or protection from a super power (US, Russia, China).


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:47 | 4528326 Boxed Merlot
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They don't have to pay much at all for protection (a military)...




In addition, I would contend the successfulness of the US "experiment" in "self-rule" in previous generations has allowed the pillaging of the middle class to subsidize the medical industry as well.  Why is it I'm treated as a bastard child when I have to explain my practice of paying for medical treatment out of pocket when I'm ill instead of having all my fellow citizen's foot the bill through their random "insurance" premiums or "socialized group" plans?  Imagine the "creator" bestowed rights of a native kenyan paying to treat my bout of colitis as a result of an agressive treatment of anti-biotics due to dental damage suffered in an automobile collision. 

Only in an imagination, cause it ain't ever gonna happen in this known world. 

The US pays for more than the military protection of developed nations of the earth.  The US middle class foots the bill for much of the health of sub and un-developed nations as well.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:21 | 4527799 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Well clearly the problem is hydrocarbon extraction. So lets stop using it and the whole world will be back to the peace loving times like from 500 ad to 1700 ad. Those were grand times, no kings or queens no income disparity fun, fun times except for the life spans of human beings which has more than little to do with hydrocarbon extraction.

Any man who demands the labor of another without compensation is a banker. Socialism is bankersterism on drugs.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:57 | 4527938 drstrangelove73
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If by"works" you mean it allows them to maintain a certain standard of living in a police state without the means to defend themselves such that whenever an aggressor appears they roll over and are subjugated,then yeah it's"worked" great in Europe for a hundred years

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:04 | 4527952 artless
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I actaully logged in to respond to someone else then I saw your post and well...

"Why do some forms of Socialism work in places like KSA and the Scandinavian countries, and a milder form in Canada and Germany (all "Allies"),

Wait. You're kidding, right? Might want to ad The United States top that list and then ask the question. It's working? Really? Each and everyone of the countries you listed are going broke and are doomed. Each and every country you listed also suffers from the very same cultural rot that The US does. Socialism in any form has not ever "worked" will never "work" and cannot work. History has proven it many times over.

And what makes these countries socialist and the US not? Cause they have fucking stupid nationalized healthcare? Check your premises there friend. The US government owns the fucking currency. It matters not whether some schmuck "owns" his means of production when the governmnet can debase the currency at will and confiscate property with impunity. Socialism is like pregnancy. One cannot be "a little pregnant". You either are or you are not and this socialist-fascist (national socialist, actually) shithole called The United STates has been there for a lot longer than anyone writing here has been alive. What you see in Venezuela is the end game. Same story in the end days of the USSR. We here in the US have been able to stave off that scenario because the dollar is the reserve currency of the world. That and we have the biggest fucking army in the history of mankind and have shown we will use it at will, aggresively, to maintain our glodal status of Empire. 

Rome took a long time to fall as well.

There is your "explanation". think and dialog on that.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:17 | 4528261 Professorlocknload
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++ on that. Especially the truth in "(national socialist, actually)"


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:44 | 4527880 Dollarmedes
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"...we must change their Regime at all costs and by any means necessary."

Chavez was a hard leftist who hated the US. That was obvious a decade ago. What did the US do? Nothing. That's hardly the picture of a government willing to do anything to achieve its ends. And Chavez himself was only the tip of the iceberg, as Maduro's assumption of power shows. We would have to change Venezuela's whole leadership, and I see no evidence of that. 


"In the case of Venezuela, as with most Latin countries, the means might be increased Socialism that leads to a weakened Economy, Unrest, etc"

Dude...are you seriously trying to tell us that the US "imposed" socialism on Chavez and Maduro, and therefore Venezuela?!? If so, you are clinically paranoid. You need professional help.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:59 | 4527943 drstrangelove73
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Two thumbs up

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:20 | 4527630 justsayin2u
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Lemme have one of them little red books, a picture of Hugo, some hemmeroid cream and sone KY jelly

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4527656 Sathington Willougby
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Reminds me of my favorite movie:  Polyp Friction

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4527631 Hobbleknee
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I love the expression of the guy in the green shirt.  He looks pissed, and he feels like he's better than the people in front of him and should be at the head of the line.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:21 | 4527637 Rising Sun
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fucking shithole country

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:22 | 4527640 d_taco
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Strange, Why is there not a credible picture and why no videos on youtube?

Do the sheeps of Zerohedge believe everything?

The only video I can Find is from the home of the fifth fleet :

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4527641 Fix It Again Timmy
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The stability of any society is directly proportional to the number of citizens that are self-reliant and/or educated and possessing a vital, needed skill...In America's case, we are in trouble!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4527642 no more banksters
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Venezuela: The "revolution" of the rich

The myth of economic collapse and the Right-wing riot geography

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:24 | 4527648 Sathington Willougby
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Not having enough to eat increases global warming that's double plus good.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:50 | 4527653 LongOfTooth
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You don't suppose that the U.S. and its agents are in there f'ing things up do you?  


Why would they do that? I mean Venezuela has nothing the new world order crowd would be interested in (like oil) or some other hot commodity.

So the problems the Venezuelans are having must be because they brought it on themselves.

Long live the U.S. way of government and of doing things!


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4527733 Accounting101
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Obviously you have been paying attention. The US Oligarchs have been trying to destabilize Venezuela ever since Chavez was first elected in 1998.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4527806 TheReplacement
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Perhaps with a cult-of-personality socialist dictatorship for the some-animals-are-more-equal-than-others government system there really isn't much need to foment trouble.  The system will take care of that if you just leave it to its own devices.

On the other hand, perhaps you are correct that Americans are going down there and causing trouble.  Has anyone seen Danny Glover or Sean Penn lately?  Oh, two way streets suck don't they?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:07 | 4527958 Accounting101
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Right, because two Hollywood actors lead violent efforts to destabilize and overthrow democratically elected governments that lead to death and misery for the population, just like the US State Department, CIA, etc. Nice false equivalency.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:26 | 4527657 Fix It Again Timmy
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If you aren't self-reliant nor educated and possessing a vital skill, you at least need a job.... We're still in trouble!...

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4527658 blindman
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"god help the beast in me." ....
Johnny Cash - The beast in me
Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?

That it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're wrong
by James H. Kunstler
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:16 AM
"...The fraud is present in the abuse and misrepresentation of official statistics used as metrics in government policy, in the pervasive accounting chicanery of that same government in its fiscal dealings, as well as in our leading financial institutions and corporations, including control fraud in banking, interest rate rigging, mortgage and title fraud, front-running, naked shorting, re-hypothecation, money laundering, pumping-and-dumping, channel stuffing, the endless innovation of swindles, and, most importantly, the fundamental mispricing of the cost of money, which reverberates through everything else, most particularly real estate, stocks, and bonds. Beyond that, in the shadows of the shadowland known as shadow banking, a liminal realm of secrets and intrigues, only a few are privileged to know what is going on, and you can be sure they only know their end of the trade — while immense sums of ever more abstract “money” slosh through the derivative sewers on their way to oblivion in the ocean of failed trust.

So, don’t feel bad if this colossal armature of folly still stands, and have faith that the blinding light of God’s judgment will eventually shine even unto the watery depths where failed trust has sunk. Sooner or later the relationship between reality and truth re-sets to the calculus of what is actually happening." j.k.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4527659 Sathington Willougby
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Starving people that won't fight?  That's a banco-corporate socialist lobby pig's dream!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4527668 pound the vix
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Shocker, I don't see any 1 percenters or politicians in that line

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:34 | 4528292 Professorlocknload
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They have friends at the factory. By shopping direct, they do their patriotic duty in alleviating the length of those lines for the "others."

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:33 | 4527675 tradingdaze
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Food stamps with no food. This may work.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4527676 Reaper
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Everybody learns to need. A continuously diminishing number of suckas work to produce for the increasing number needy. Your red "Hero Worker of the Marxist Republic" T-shirt makes you a pariah to those minimally working besides you. Every Marxist Promised Land morphs into a borough of Hell.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4527687 Northern Lights
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So....................Citizens of's that socialism workin' for ya?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4527692 syntaxterror
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"Now that's fair. EVERYONE has to wait long hours. I commend fairness."

- Obamarama

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:40 | 4527693 Spungo
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Bernanke just blew a load in his pants. Look how motivated those people are to get out and spend. Wealth effect ftw.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:48 | 4527708 goldhedge
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Fuck the EU.



Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4527715 surf0766
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Good they voted for it. Let them have it. To not speak is to speak !To not stand is to stand !

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:52 | 4527723 thamnosma
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Same fun under the old Soviet empire.  Get up early, stand in line, buy what's available, go to work, pretend to work, they pretend to pay...what there's cuban bananas at the eastern market, let's go....

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4527728 RaceToTheBottom
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Socialism occurs when you cannot measure the meritocracy

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:56 | 4527729 TDoS
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The US is destabilizing it's energy nemeses.  Global dominance of what remains of petroleum stores as well as defending the petro-dollar are primary goals of the corp/gov elites.  They know it's now or never.  No nation can run a war machine without a solid energy base, and the US's tight oil plays are going to be a short lived boom.  They know this, so they must make their moves while they have the ability to do so.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:27 | 4529686 trader1
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who is they, and what is the end-game goal?



Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:59 | 4527736 d_taco
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This is the best I could find on Venezuela long lines.

I can tell you, situation in Europa as bad as in Venezuela, we also have to wait at the counter 



Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:00 | 4527737 homiegot
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Is that Sean Penn there way in the back?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:01 | 4527740 d_taco
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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:10 | 4527761 no more banksters
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Neoliberal dictatorship threatens Venezuela

Indications that the US incite a Chile-type coup

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:10 | 4527764 DutchMadness
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All those leftist regimes and dictators first create an " enemy ", than  ration food and basic essentials, than blame it to the " enemy ", and than consolidate themself in power with the slogan " only we can make your life better...".

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:39 | 4527861 robertocarlos
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"Dear G-d, please let it be toilet-paper."

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:25 | 4527993 pragmatic hobo
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socialism for the poor ... or, the capitalism which is nothing more than socialism for the filthy-rich ... which is better?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:30 | 4527998 therover
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Now that I think about it, I remember yelling that several times a night over the weekends back in the early 80's.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:29 | 4528001 viator
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Just like the good old days in the Soviet Empire.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:11 | 4528110 Sathington Willougby
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Just think in some countries they don't even get free Queso!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:11 | 4528177 flysofree
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The thing is that Brazil and Venezuela are so much better then before Chavez and Lula when 90% lived in shanty towns eating out of landfills. Haiti is not a socialist utopia, so life for the 99.9% must be peachy and they don't have to worry about toilet paper either because there are no toilets. I bet they all live like rich landowner families shown on telenovelas in Brazil and Venezuela, that's what right wing media in US wants you to believe. The thing is that Venezuela and Brazil were like Haiti before 1997 and 2002.

There is no Socialism in Africa either---they silll live in bushes.


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:44 | 4528190 Van Halen
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If these people had obamabucks, they wouldn't want for nuthin'!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:11 | 4528248 The Wisp
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Good Survival tip.. stack your old phone books in the basement somewhere for emergency toilet paper..

  you may thank me some day... :)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:44 | 4528474 Bear
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Phone books? What's that?

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 03:57 | 4529674 Minburi
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Future USA.... when the petro-dollar no longer exists.

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