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How Venezuela’s socialist dream collapsed into a nightmare

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10 hours ago, arch stanton said:

Leaving means you're recognizing Maduro's authority. Staying means you're in the middle of a civil war. Good times in the diplomatic corps

Leaving means you want no part of this shit show.

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10 hours ago, arch stanton said:

Leaving means you're recognizing Maduro's authority. Staying means you're in the middle of a civil war. Good times in the diplomatic corps

yep, it's a pickle. i think preserving life first would be most important. the diplomatic stuff can happen afterwards.

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7 hours ago, Lou said:

I really need to watch that movie again. it's been ages.

Funny thing is, every time I rewatch it.  I usually find something new.  

The one I still can't figure out is the cows.  They have to have some meaning.  Right?

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11 hours ago, Lou said:

I really need to watch that movie again. it's been ages.

It's still a masterpiece.  Even more so with google and being able to look up things.

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4 hours ago, gotbeer said:

Funny thing is, every time I rewatch it.  I usually find something new.  

The one I still can't figure out is the cows.  They have to have some meaning.  Right?

It's not a western without a cattle drive. 

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21 hours ago, Lou said:

I really need to watch that movie again. it's been ages.

I need to give that, History of the World Part I, and Young Frankenstein a fresh view. So many epic jokes. 

No need for me to watch Spaceballs though. I can recite that movie word for word. 

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A Venezuelan writer in Caracas adds:

Since then (when the power went off), the country has turned into a ghost town. Survivors roam the empty streets looking for mobile signal, food, water, and a plug.  Most stores remain closed; they say hundreds have died in public hospitals or at their homes, unable to contact anyone for help; fear has conquered the streets; looting and small protests have been reported across the nation; fires have gotten out of control.  Every hour that goes by without electricity, everything gets harder to find, more expensive, scarier and sadder.

Despair is in the air.  "We have seen a lot of crazy shit these past 20 years," says Antonio, a 54-year-old butcher from Falcón.  "But we had never experienced anything close to this.  They turned off the lights and simply walked out the door.  No help is coming.  This is what losing a war must feel like.  Aren't they going to help us with water?  With food?  How much longer until people start dropping dead in the streets?"

Maria walks slowly with a cane, the last rays of sunshine warming her skin.  "I am sad it had to happen like this, when we were so close to the end of this damned government.  I have a knee problem.  I have to walk 17 km to get home.  I have a long way to go.  When I get there, I won't have food or water.  I don't even know if my family will be there.  If they are, I won't know how to feed them.  And if they aren't there, I won't know how to find them."

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/venezuelas_blackout_hell_is_scheduled_for_extension.html

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