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Hugo CháVez's Food Fight


World  (tags: world, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, economics, government, conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics )

AWAY AWHI
- 3148 days ago - www2.macleans.ca
As food rots in ports, the president blames grocers and seizes stores. But will voters buy his line?



   

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Peter B (54)
Friday July 9, 2010, 4:46 pm
All those starveing all that food so so sad.noted and shared thanks Cal.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday July 9, 2010, 7:24 pm
This is the usual scenario - a man is elected who promises to spread the wealth of his country more evenly; put in place social services - almost non-existent here - curtail poverty among his people and provide them with a better standard of living. However once in power - he reneges on those promises - empowers his cronies - and we have the same old story. Ultimate power corrupts absolutely. How many times have we seen this happen?
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 8:31 pm
Chavez is a dangerous madman lauded by leftists in Europe for his "fight against the bourgoisie." Unfortunately for him, it's the so-called capitalists who create jobs and pay taxes so that welfare programs can be created to help the less fortunate.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 12:19 am
He lives in a fool's paradise - you should never bite the hand that feed you etc
 

Gail Lopez (65)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 4:38 am
This sad, little man is a danger to too many. It's a wonder they haven't carted him away by now.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 5:38 am
Yes, Gail. Get the rubber room ready.
 

Teresa K (33)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 3:21 pm
Noted and k you
 

David R (45)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 6:58 pm
noted and shared Cal.
 

Robert O (12)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 7:08 pm
He is way out of control!
 

Nightcat Mau (81)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 11:29 pm
You know, he looks nice and plump. Some sauce, some time on the BBQ, and we can make burgers out of him. And sell them to raise money for more food. I'd eat one.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 11:39 pm
Do you like pork then - Nightcat?? hee hee
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 11:53 pm
NOTED THANKS
 

wendy w (47)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 5:10 am
Noted thanx. He's a sleazy, corrupt politician just like most of them. He's a very good liar.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 8:40 am
Cal have you ever been to Venezuela ? Have you met Chavez ,have you seen these things first hand or is this just another tale spun by someone to blacken the worlds view of Chavez and this country and you are passing it along ? No offence to you ,,I think you just may not be aware !
Who benefits from black balling Chavez and the way he runs his country ? Any country that seeks world power !

I haven't met Chavez but I have a good friend David who has several times while helping the Lakotah people to become sovereign Nation free from the US .
The Lakotah with the help of my friend and other countries including Venezuela are building homes,clinics ,a bank and an infrastructure that will support them and its coming along well .
Chavez supported the Native people at the UN along with other countries," not the US under Bush," for the rights of all Native people ..
My friend met this boogy man Chavez personally on several occasions and he also talked with the citizens of the country and it seems his version of what Chavez is like and what he has done in his country doesn't support American propaganda .
Fear of the unknown is common amoung Americans who are quick to believe our government verses finding out for themselves .
Bush actually tried to have Chavez assinated ,,,now I wonder why that was ? Maybe because he couldn't control the oil supply under Chavez as this country has done in the past under a different leaders in Venezuela ?
Look at how many oil rich countries that our country couldn't control that we have either gone to war with or blacken the image of their leaders . Think about it and while your thinking about it do some thinking as to why the US supports Isriel in the middle east .Oil is at the bottom of everything because with it brings power ,even the power to control your daily life .
Chavez is a man and he is human so no he isn't perfect but show me a man who is. What he isn't is a demon he really does have the best interest of his country and its people at heart whether you believe that or not.
Only those conservatives who believe in the Capitalistic point of view of survival of the fittest and richest would hate living in Venesuela. For them greed trumps a humanitarian life style.

I stand for a decent life for All not just the wealthy , ,when one eats we all eat ,its the indian way ! IMHO Chavez is no demon by a longshot .
I think its amazing how many of you have called this man nasty names and you don't even know the man personally to even make an informed oppinion of him . I hope none of you are christians because you sure are doing a lot of judging and I think that is suppose to be a no no in your teachings !

Have a good day people and please try spreading a little love and not so much hate .Peace !
 

Bob Algeron (47)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 3:48 pm
Linda, if the chief of your tribe eat from the kitchen, and the rest of the tribe would eat the leftovers, that would be called Socialism. The guys shows off as being generous while spending money that is not his.

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 6:28 pm
Dear Linda, I fully support the rights of Native peoples. However, Chavez' socialism does not work. Look at all the communist countries who have failed. China, North Korea and Cuba are countries that are clinging to a system that does not work and that oppresses their people. Chavez reminds me of Mugabe of Zimbabwe who expropriated the white farmers and consequently ruined his country.
Chavez appealed to the indigenous people and the poor and they did not realize that it is actually the so-called capitalists who pay taxes, create jobs, and support programs for the disenfranchised.
As far as the UN is concerned, please google UN Watch and monitor their shenanigans. I, like you, don't know Chavez personally, and frankly, I don't want to. But I have many friends from Venezuela who are terrified of this man and his human rights violations. Just because someone professes to be for Native peoples does not make him a good guy. In fact, I don't like him creating this division between Natives and the regular population in Venezuela.
Kind regards.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 8:58 pm
Linda - Cal was only reporting news for our comments.
As Iris commented - socialism does not work in our Societies - only the native peoples ever made is work the ways it was meant to and we took that right away from them.
Chavez also put me in mind of Mugabe - by removing the farms from the white farmers he completely destroyed the vibrant economy of what once was Rhodesia.
To quote Abraham Lincoln - 'You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich'. It would be wonderful to think that everyone on earth could have their fair share of its abundance - but the idea is Utopian and will never happen...too much greed and corruption.
 
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