This Is What The Tap Water Looks Like In Venezuela

Tyler Durden's picture

One week ago, we showed what the maximum amount of money one can take out of a Venezuela ATM machine looks like: the good news, one still doesn't need a wheelbarrow to transport it (if only for the time being: with hyperinflation now rampant, it's only a matter of time); the bad news: this is the equivalent of $25.

 

Now, thanks to AP's Hannah Dreier, we get a glimpse at the other kind of socialist "liquidity" and step aside Flint, because Caracas has some funky orange stuff flowing out of the tap to offer to those who are thirsty after a day of rioting against a entrenched, dictatorial regime. It appears that Venezuela's Guri dam, which is so empty it caused the country to give public workers a "five day weekend" as it can't generate enough electricity to keep the country running, has finally run dry.

 

Sadly, not only do the people of Venezuela have to wait for 7 hours in line just to get access to food (if they are lucky), or failing that simply storm supermarkets looking for scraps, they now have to drink whatever is in that glass. Adding insult to injury, once the inevitable food poisoning hits, there is no toilet paper either.

We wonder if Maduro will take a page out of his ideological peer from the north, and chug a glass of whatever this is to demonstrate to everyone that it is safe to drink... 

h/t @hannahdreier

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Donald J. Trump's picture

Looks better than that 3rd world Flint water.  I wonder if it burns like fracking water.  Venezuela ain't got nothin' on 'merika.

HopefulCynical's picture

 

Venezuela ain't got nothin' on 'merika.

 

Shoo, troll.

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) HopefulCynical Jun 3, 2016 5:09 PM

This however is what the US looks like to the world:

http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-7x

remain calm's picture

Looks just like it came from a colostomy, yummie.

Richard Chesler's picture

 You can always count on social democrats for turning everything into shit.

 

Never One Roach's picture

Putrid tap water = socialist utopian dream!

 

Feel the Bern!

 

 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

It is hard to riot when you are shitting your pants.

Villageidiot777's picture

Just shove that website up your ass already.

J S Bach's picture

Look for an outbreak of cholera in that afflicted nation soon.  I pity them.

Billy the Poet's picture

If liberty minded people found alternative ways to provide fresh water it would go along way in encouraging folks to organize along the right lines. If Venezuela ever comes to the US in one degree or another be prepared to work with others for the community good while promoting voluntary interaction.  Co-ops and such are great but avoid elections at any cost! In a crisis where the government is out of action the opportunity to lead is available to anyone who can lead. Do if from a position of productivity, efficiency, moral sense and good clean fun.

 

I imagine that there all sorts of voluntary associations being formed in Venezuela right now. I would love to hear more about how regular folks are making due and contending with possible political scenarios.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

No food, dirty drinking water, no toilet paper, no electricity...but at least, the official price for all these things is quite affordable!  

 

The socialist utopia is almost complete...

 

durablefaith's picture

Socialims is a step towards communism, we get that.

But neocon , globalist, scientific "consensus" promoting, currency war waging, regime change planning, bankers..funded the geoengineering that turned that water orange...

nibiru's picture

Now draw some more parallels - I invite you. To Venezuela central planning, or Vietnam fighting the dollar after guaranteeing loans denominated in it, or even Puerto Rico being caught with USD in the same trap as Greece with EUR.

 

You may find that only a few generations stand between you and 3rd world (look at France, I encourage you).

 

http://independenttrader.org/the-law-of-the-unintended-consequences-and-...

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TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) Donald J. Trump Jun 3, 2016 5:21 PM

Looks like citizens can get their "Trickle Down" right from the faucet.  Forward, comrades!

HillaryC's picture

oh, there you are Mr. Trump.

I wanted to apologize again for my *rude* comments yesterday about you.

It's so unlike me to say things like that, you know.

Teleprompters really are The Scourge of Politicians Everywhere, as President Obama will confirm.

I *fired* the nasty speech writers who wrote all those awful things about you and Mr. Sanders.

I promise to police my campaign people much better in the future and hope you have a happy and successful election campaign.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

HillaryC's picture

oh, there you are Mr. Trump.

I wanted to apologize again for my *rude* comments yesterday about you.

It's so unlike me to say things like that, you know.

Teleprompters really are The Scourge of Politicians Everywhere, as President Obama will confirm.

I *fired* the nasty speech writers who wrote all those awful things about you and Mr. Sanders.

I promise to police my campaign people much better in the future and hope you have a happy and successful election campaign.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

reader2010's picture

If the FED was based there, they could still print on the keyboard and the tap water would be OK.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Looks like orange Tang.

 

<At least they still have paper towels on hand.>

DontGive's picture

But does it have electrolytes yo?

bamawatson's picture

"Looks like orange Tang. "

possibly poon

WmMcK's picture

Smells like fish, tastes like chicken.

chrsn's picture

Brawndo from the tap?

Skiprrrdog's picture

Ill have a slice of that water...

adr's picture

Well, excrement is good for plants. So unlike Brawndo, this has got what plants need.

 

People not so much.

msmith9962's picture

I saw a family of obese people giving their baby blue Gatoraid in a bottle with a nipple the other day.  I wish I were joking.

Kagemusho's picture

Duuuh, it's got electrolytes, dohnchaknow?

 

Skiprrrdog's picture

once the inevitable food poisoning hits, there is no toilet paper either

They can always use some of those worthless bills...

souljaboy's picture

Damn. Shit just got really serious.

DillonMcGiffin's picture

at least you know not to drink it!..

 

ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

 

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

 

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

 

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

 

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

 

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

 

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

 

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

 

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

adr's picture

Yep, everything "racist" is really just cover for the true racists to destroy white middle class people.

The targeting of white people for extinction over the past 50 years makes the holocaust look like a 5 year old's birthday party.

 

Blackfox's picture

This isn't suicide, it's genocide. Flooding every white country and only white countries with non-whites does not happen by accident. It's deliberate.

Nobody is trying to flood Asian countries with non-Asians and give these non-Asians affirmative action, special rights and privileges, welfare and free health care. Then force-integrating these non-Asians until
 Asians are a minority in Asian countries.

Nobody is trying to flood African countries with non-Africans and give these non-Africans affirmative action, special rights and privileges, welfare and free health care. Then force-integrating these non-Africans
 until blacks are a minority in African countries.

Nobody is trying to flood Muslims countries with non-Muslims and give these non-Muslims affirmative action, special rights and privileges, welfare and free health care. Then force-integrating these non-Muslims until
 Muslims are a minority in Muslim countries.

Nobody is trying to flood Latino countries with non-Latinos and give these non-Latinos affirmative action, special rights and privileges, welfare and free health care. Then force-integrating these non-Latinos until
 Latinos are a minority in Latino countries.

Only white countries are doing this. Only white politicians impose this. Only white children are being affected by this. Only self-hating white fools support this. Its genocide.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's picture

Oh, they just call it Maduro's juice there.

tarabel's picture

 

 

I'm not saying nothing until I see a picture of what the water looked like pre-Maduro. 

This could be a vast improvement for all we know.

Not likely, but fair is fair.

tyrone's picture

In Venezuela, tap water is not drinking water. Everyone drinks bottled water and always has.

Local water-borne parasites include Bilharzia AKA Schistosomiasis. One more reason why VE is a 3rd world country.

Rage Against Your Face's picture

I imagine people don't wash their clothes or shower with bottled water.

Jason T's picture

the outcome of the faustian bargain of "socialism/marxism"  .. eat cats, dogs and pigions and drink dirty water.

In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat thy bread

Thou shall not covet thy neighbors .. fill in the blank.

Killdo's picture

I grew up in socialist Yugoslavia and we ate much better than Americans ever have (from what I have seen living here for about a decade). 

I was in Serbia a week or so ago and food is still infinitely better and cheaper, people are much better looking and happier, lots of children , good social connection all over the place. Nobody has to borrow 100k$ to study at universities (like my friends here in California). And they inherit houses - parents care for children and vice - versa (unlike here)

What I see in the US is communism for the banks and their useful idiots and feudalism for everyone else. And shitty water all over the place apart from San Francisco (where sidewalks are covered with shit instead from the homeless)

Déjà view's picture

Enlightened through travels? Believed America was exceptional viewing Dallas reruns? You probably have a water filtration system, by changing filter element after 4-6 weeks, you also noticed water in filter housing looks like brewed coffee. Also, arsenic filtration is done in northern Euro P on nations. There was talk of this in America during1990's-scrapped due to cost. IF ONE DRAINS THEIR HOT WATER HEATER ONCE A YEAR, AS RECOMMENDED, IT IS A VERY GOOD INDICATOR OF CONTAMINANTS. ANY INDICATION OF TURBIDITY- BETTER GET A FILTRATION SYSTEM!

 

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/28/15000/how-politics-derailed-e...

Conax's picture

It's a nightmare. No food, swampwater to drink, money AFU..

I know why they're going to burn that place. 

Why not?

Drinking out of a mud puddle tends to piss you off.

debtor of last resort's picture

You thought you could have your cake and drink it too?

Francis Marx's picture

Looks more like the plumbed the sewage into the tap line

shovelhead's picture

C'mon,

It's not that bad.

At least the solids settling ponds are still working.

Implied Violins's picture

Actually, since everyone is starving, we can't assume they are...

QE49er's picture

Might as well call it Nuka Cola, since that's where we are headed.

DrZipp's picture

Can we please get an update on the current price of Venezuelan hookers in dollars?

Blackfox's picture

Thinking of a Vacation :)

WmMcK's picture

~ $15 (or a franklin fifty cent "piece")

You can also get quite a bit of produce at the (rural) farmers market.

YMMV.

One And Only's picture

I see toilet paper on the kitchen counter with that glass of whatever it is (orange juice?). They will probably need it.