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Old 02-15-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Chavez wins Venezuela referendum

Al Jazeera English - Americas - Chavez wins Venezuela referendum
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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It's not like he is going to be president for life, yet.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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This worries me but it doesn't surprise me. I guess I kind of expected him to one way or another get his way.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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It's not like he is going to be president for life, yet.

Any longer he is in office, could be a problem for alot people.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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This is starting to look like the situation in Zimbabwe a couple of years back.
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How terrible for the people of Venezuela. We only need to look at his mentor Fidel Castro to know they are following the Cuba doctrine of a downward spiral of repression and misery initially disguised as justice.
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Love Chavez, don't love what he's doing right now.
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Love Chavez, don't love what he's doing right now.
If you take a look at this PBS documentary you will see that what he always wanted to do is what he is doing:

FRONTLINE: the hugo chavez show: watch the full program | PBS

After looking at his "talk show/government" you can see the egomania.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:49 PM   #10
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If you take a look at this PBS documentary you will see that what he always wanted to do is what he is doing:

FRONTLINE: the hugo chavez show: watch the full program | PBS

After looking at his "talk show/government" you can see the egomania.
Of course he's an egomaniac, and of course he's bordering awfully close to the title of 'dictator.' I share his socialist beliefs and admire what he's done; not in terms of democracy, though.
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Of course he's an egomaniac, and of course he's bordering awfully close to the title of 'dictator.' I share his socialist beliefs and admire what he's done; not in terms of democracy, though.
I see where you're coming from but I would also add you should look up wage/price controls and what they do to the economy. Nixon did it in the U.S. and Trudeau in Canada. Heck the Soviet Union did it.

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Some economists agree that a credible incomes policy would help prevent inflation. However, this would have other effects. By arbitrarily interfering with price signals, they provide an additional bar to achieving economic efficiency, potentially leading to shortages and declines in the quality of goods on the market, while requiring large government bureaucracies for their enforcement. This is what happened in the United States during the early 1970s. When the price of a good is lowered artificially, it creates less supply and more demand for the product, thereby creating shortages.
I'm not trying to be too critical of you but his economic policies are repeating past mistakes.
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Love Chavez, don't love what he's doing right now.
Don't worry, I'm sure it's somehow Americas fault.
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Don't worry, I'm sure it's somehow Americas fault.

That is the line used by both these guys (and their world comrades) for the purpose of rallying ignorant masses against a perceived common enemy. They are promised things in exchange, but as the shit hits the fan the people finally tire of lack of political freedom, food, and the realization that they were used.
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That is the line used by both these guys (and their world comrades) for the purpose of rallying ignorant masses against a perceived common enemy. They are promised things in exchange, but as the shit hits the fan the people finally tire of lack of political freedom, food, and the realization that they were used.
George Orwell is still applicable in this day and age.
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George Orwell is still applicable in this day and age.
Sadly so, and unlike oil, the fuel of ignorance is not in short supply.
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