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Old 30th Jul 2015, 14:04
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Socialist shortages

For some time now, there has been a shortage of certain toiletries (e.g. TP) in Venezuela.

Now the list has grown to include condoms.

But there is a predicted surplus, in future months, of new Venezuelans.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 22:41
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Yes the place has been successfully transformed into another socialist paradise.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 23:26
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Condoms huh.

Well it may not be too bad of news, as they are soon to be out of beer. Now we'll see just how long that Socialist/Communist government will last when there is no beer. Seems the government has forced the beer prices so far down there is no net profit and that the national breweries cannot pay for products to make beer and owe over 200 million dollars (US) to their international suppliers.

Who has cut them off.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-...956069/?no-ist
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 06:40
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Anyone up for another war?

I spent 10 glorious weeks sunbathing in Belize at Her Majesty's pleasure due to the "threat" from Guatemala. It would seem that the local difficulties in Venezuela may be driving the present establishment to follow the example of the Argentine government in 1982 over the Falkland Islands.....

Venezuela: Could Guyana Be Maduro?s Falklands?
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 08:04
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I wonder what Uncle Sam will do in such a situation?
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 08:15
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I spent 2 years rotating out of Maturin in '06/'07 and there were already shortages n the shops. We would often go shopping with our local driver to be able to take advantage of the 1 packet of this or 1 kilogram of that per person restrictions in place.

If Maduro wants to use this territorial dispute as a deflection of his main issues, he'd best get a move on because he won't be able to afford it before long.
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 08:35
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I wonder what Uncle Sam will do in such a situation?
Whatever the CEO of ExxonMobil tells him to?
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 10:13
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Socialist shortages? It all begins with the deficit of brain cells!
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 22:07
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They have actually solved the Toilet Paper problem with inflation on course for 200% this year.
The 100 Bolivar note (the largest denomination) is now worth only 17 cents USD. 0.17 therefore 1 Bolivar is worth 0.0017 cents USD. Actually the 2 Bolivar note is the smallest denomination but you get the point.


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Old 31st Jul 2015, 23:01
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Rejoicing in Zimbabwe. There's a currency which is worth even less than the Zim$!
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