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jat
2017-06-03 16:07:11 UTC
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LA PAZ, Bolivia ? Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains and
liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of “the Liberator.”

Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People stand
in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for their
rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.

Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar to
those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are
recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
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/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
PL
2017-06-04 12:12:39 UTC
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On 6/3/2017 6:07 PM, jat wrote:

Part of the story as usual.
The full story:

Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET

LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains and
liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."

Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People stand
in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for their
rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.

Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar to
those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are
recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.

Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.

Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.

How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to maintain
a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the opposition's immense
effort to continue to hold it to account.

In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a landslide
defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured enough seats
in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative control by the regime.
As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to
offset this major setback.

Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several early
resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his own
supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This paved the way
for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the opposition could
exercise.

But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead, it
channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end the
president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything to
survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all together.

Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS, Maduro
maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.

In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress and
cancelled elections.

By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend
of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum
company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and
used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as
a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.

Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months ago:
the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over
the country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed the
massive street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela today
that have already killed at least 60 people.

Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of the
public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the creation of a
"constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution. The
assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without
elections.

Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution. But
continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.

If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition governors
or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the future of
Venezuela.

In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme dressed
in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national television. Days
later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows to be part of his
constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he cannot stop
himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people, and
unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week bought
$2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar
― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.

These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the United
States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government officials'
corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet
keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to
repay these hunger bonds.

For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his governmental
policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship or more
killings, jail and persecution.

He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived. Liberty
or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a
new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to wait.

The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.

The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our hemisphere
must position itself clearly. The world must put regime crooks on
notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of limitations,
and they will be held personally accountable.

The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of "Les
Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns with
violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their
dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.

Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-04 12:34:27 UTC
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*It serves you right*

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STICK IT UP THE STICKLER!


/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains and
liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People stand
in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for their
rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar to
those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are
recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to maintain
a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the opposition's immense
effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a landslide
defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured enough seats
in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative control by the regime.
As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to
offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several early
resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his own
supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This paved the way
for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the opposition could
exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead, it
channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end the
president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything to
survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS, Maduro
maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress and
cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend
of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum
company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and
used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as
a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over
the country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed the
massive street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela today
that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of the
public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the creation of a
"constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution. The
assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without
elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution. But
continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition governors
or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the future of
Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme dressed
in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national television. Days
later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows to be part of his
constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he cannot stop
himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people, and
unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week bought
$2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar
― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the United
States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government officials'
corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet
keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to
repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his governmental
policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship or more
killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived. Liberty
or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a
new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our hemisphere
must position itself clearly. The world must put regime crooks on
notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of limitations,
and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of "Les
Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns with
violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their
dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-04 12:42:45 UTC
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On 6/4/2017 2:34 PM, jat wrote:

More mindless insults from a racist spammer
Post by jat
*It serves you right*
_
/'_/)
,/_ /
/ /
/'_'/' '/'__'7,
/'/ / / /" /_\ ('( ' Fuck
/' ') \ You' /
'\' _.7'
\ (
\ \ STICK IT UP THE STICKLER!
/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains
and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram
and Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People
stand in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for
their rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar
to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts
are recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and
dead children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured
enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative control
by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup
of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several early
resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his
own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This paved
the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the
opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead,
it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end
the president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything
to survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all
together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December
2016. But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress
and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing
friend of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo
petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to
bondholders and used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves
were also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months
ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power
over the country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed
the massive street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela
today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of
the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the creation
of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution.
The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely
without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution.
But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition
governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the
future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows
to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle
to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he
cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people,
and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week
bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on
the dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's
pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the
United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their
assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption
to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will
never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship
or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General elections
now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our hemisphere
must position itself clearly. The world must put regime crooks on
notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of limitations,
and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns
with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury
their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for
freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-05 09:04:52 UTC
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Remember you have no authority... You're not the moderator of this
newsgroup... You're just somebody else... Don't forget that. Got it, you
freaking guy?

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains and
liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People stand
in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for their
rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar to
those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are
recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to maintain
a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the opposition's immense
effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a landslide
defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured enough seats
in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative control by the regime.
As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to
offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several early
resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his own
supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This paved the way
for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the opposition could
exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead, it
channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end the
president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything to
survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS, Maduro
maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress and
cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend
of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum
company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and
used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as
a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over
the country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed the
massive street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela today
that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of the
public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the creation of a
"constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution. The
assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without
elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution. But
continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition governors
or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the future of
Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme dressed
in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national television. Days
later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows to be part of his
constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he cannot stop
himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people, and
unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week bought
$2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar
― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the United
States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government officials'
corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet
keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to
repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his governmental
policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship or more
killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived. Liberty
or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a
new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our hemisphere
must position itself clearly. The world must put regime crooks on
notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of limitations,
and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of "Les
Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns with
violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their
dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-05 10:49:39 UTC
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Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in your
whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.

I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains
and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram
and Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a ruthless
regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare. People
stand in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting for
their rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar
to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts
are recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and
dead children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured
enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative control
by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup
of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several early
resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his
own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This paved
the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the
opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead,
it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end
the president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything
to survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all
together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December
2016. But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress
and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing
friend of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo
petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to
bondholders and used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves
were also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months
ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power
over the country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed
the massive street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela
today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of
the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the creation
of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution.
The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely
without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution.
But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition
governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the
future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows
to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle
to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he
cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people,
and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week
bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on
the dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's
pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the
United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their
assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption
to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will
never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship
or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General elections
now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our hemisphere
must position itself clearly. The world must put regime crooks on
notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of limitations,
and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns
with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury
their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for
freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-06 00:48:12 UTC
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What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in your
whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar,
sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes Mountains
and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram
and Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare.
People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle, waiting
for their rations of things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are similar
to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of catastrophic levels
reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts
are recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and
dead children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they are
not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the free
press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured
enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative
control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part
rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of
his own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This
paved the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the
opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions. Instead,
it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a referendum to end
the president's tenure. The dictatorship, attempting to do everything
to survive, used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all
together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within the
international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer elections,
detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests, divide the
opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through this false
diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December
2016. But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress
and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing
friend of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo
petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to
bondholders and used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves
were also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months
ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative
power over the country and approved a series of loans. This move
unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of
the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution.
But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known as
Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this ploy
demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct, secret,
universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is attempting to
cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove opposition
governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the
future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows
to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle
to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that
he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan
people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this
week bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents
on the dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into
Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the
United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their
assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption
to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will
never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive dictatorship
or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to
wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put regime
crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of
limitations, and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face guns
with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury
their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for
freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on their
feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of Simón
Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-06 11:25:09 UTC
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Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in your
whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes
Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to
the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via
Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for freedom
against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare.
People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle,
waiting for their rations of things like cooking oil, flour or
toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African
countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins,
malaria is back and dead children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they
are not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the
free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured
enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative
control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part
rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30
of his own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary.
This paved the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives that
the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political leverage
to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within
the international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the
opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests,
divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing through
this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's deceit in
December 2016. But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated
Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing economic
problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for food and
medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing
friend of Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo
petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to
bondholders and used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves
were also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery and
loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months
ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative
power over the country and approved a series of loans. This move
unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of
the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution.
But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known
as Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this
ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct,
secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is
attempting to cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove
opposition governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans that
steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited cows
to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were just
cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become
clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the
Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs,
which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds
at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million
dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the
United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes
their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future
corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in
power, he will never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option to
wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put regime
crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of
limitations, and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face
guns with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives,
bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor
for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of
Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-07 18:04:23 UTC
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Ohh ! It seems it hurt you... *LAUGHTER*
Go and do the same. Go back to the pigpen you belong to - It could be a
good place for your delusions... Got it? you freaking guy.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in your
whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the Andes
Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans take to
the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via
Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for freedom
against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian nightmare.
People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like cattle,
waiting for their rations of things like cooking oil, flour or
toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African
countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of garbage bins,
malaria is back and dead children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been jailed,
exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled. And they
are not allowed to board local flights. The regime has muzzled the
free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition secured
enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of legislative
control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part
rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30
of his own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary.
This paved the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives
that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political leverage
to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within
the international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the
opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street protests,
divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval. Seeing
through this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the regime's
deceit in December 2016. But it was too late ― the dictatorship had
castrated Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for
food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner
― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half for a
Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee for
Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International Monetary
Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery
and loans required congressional approval. To keep the country from
defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two months
ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed legislative
power over the country and approved a series of loans. This move
unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance of
the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new constitution.
But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez supporters, known
as Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this
ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct,
secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is
attempting to cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove
opposition governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans
that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited
cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were just
cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become
clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the
Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs,
which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds
at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially injecting 865
million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for power,
desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory that the
United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes
their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future
corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in
power, he will never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option
to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put regime
crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute of
limitations, and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face
guns with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their
lives, bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more and
clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of
Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-08 11:08:46 UTC
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Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.

*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in
your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans
take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky
via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for
freedom against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the
Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like
cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking oil,
flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan African
countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of garbage
bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in cardboard
caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled.
And they are not allowed to board local flights. The regime has
muzzled the free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed a
multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over 30
of his own supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary.
This paved the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives
that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within
the international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the
opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval.
Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the
regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was too late ― the
dictatorship had castrated Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for
food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half for
a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee for
Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International Monetary
Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery
and loans required congressional approval. To keep the country
from defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two
months ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed
legislative power over the country and approved a series of loans.
This move unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the
streets of Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60
people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance
of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new
constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez
supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this
ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct,
secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is
attempting to cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove
opposition governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans
that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited
cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were
just cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has
become clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of
the Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially
injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for
power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory
that the United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan
government officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank
accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot
open for future corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If
Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to repay these hunger
bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option
to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put regime
crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no statute
of limitations, and they will be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version of
"Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people face
guns with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their
lives, bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more
and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of
Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-08 13:50:02 UTC
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Raw Message
What reputation? You're still having delusions... You're fucked-up!

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in
your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans
take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky
via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for
freedom against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the
Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like
cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking oil,
flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan
African countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of
garbage bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in
cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled.
And they are not allowed to board local flights. The regime has
muzzled the free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed
a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over
30 of his own supporters to gain absolute control of the
judiciary. This paved the way for the blocking of legislative
prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or OAS,
Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least within
the international community, by setting up a "dialogue" with the
opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval.
Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the
regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was too late ― the
dictatorship had castrated Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay for
food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half
for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee
for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery
and loans required congressional approval. To keep the country
from defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just two
months ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed
legislative power over the country and approved a series of
loans. This move unleashed the massive street protests that we
see on the streets of Venezuela today that have already killed at
least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance
of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical practices,
disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new
constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez
supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this
ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct,
secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is
attempting to cancel all future elections, close Congress, remove
opposition governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans
that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited
cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were
just cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has
become clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of
the Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially
injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for
power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory
that the United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan
government officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank
accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot
open for future corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If
Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to repay these
hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the option
to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no
statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of no
return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they march,
swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish version
of "Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young people
face guns with violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice
their lives, bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no
more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of
Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-08 15:02:14 UTC
Permalink
Raw Message
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in
your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans
take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky
via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for
freedom against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of
"the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked like
cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking oil,
flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan
African countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of
garbage bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in
cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been annulled.
And they are not allowed to board local flights. The regime has
muzzled the free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of this
narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro unleashed
a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor and
neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced several
early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it with over
30 of his own supporters to gain absolute control of the
judiciary. This paved the way for the blocking of legislative
prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or
OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least
within the international community, by setting up a "dialogue"
with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval.
Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the
regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was too late ― the
dictatorship had castrated Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay
for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half
for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee
for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were jittery
and loans required congressional approval. To keep the country
from defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial move just
two months ago: the Supreme Court shut down Parliament, assumed
legislative power over the country and approved a series of
loans. This move unleashed the massive street protests that we
see on the streets of Venezuela today that have already killed
at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in defiance
of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator announced the
creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with rewriting the
constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to essentially
rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the new
constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former Chavez
supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation, this
ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular, direct,
secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final throes is
attempting to cancel all future elections, close Congress,
remove opposition governors or mayors and approve all the odious
loans that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited
cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were
just cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has
become clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage
of the Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially
injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo Hausmann
describes that are funding a dictatorship in last hurrah for
power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is contradictory
that the United States government implicitly condones Venezuelan
government officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank
accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot
open for future corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If
Maduro stays in power, he will never be able to repay these
hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the
option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no
statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of
no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they
march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish
version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young
people face guns with violins, march in front of snipers,
sacrifice their lives, bury their dead, scream that the
dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit of
Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-08 17:31:22 UTC
Permalink
Raw Message
What are you talking about, PL? - You're just having delusions. Get back
to the reality. Leave that crap. It's killing you... You're fucked up,
big time! *LAUGHTER*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in
your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post full
articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today, Venezuelans
take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming up into the
sky via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle
for freedom against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land
of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked
like cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking
oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan
African countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of
garbage bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in
cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been
annulled. And they are not allowed to board local flights. The
regime has muzzled the free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of
this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in
the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles to
maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and the
opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro
unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this
major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor
and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced
several early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it
with over 30 of his own supporters to gain absolute control of
the judiciary. This paved the way for the blocking of
legislative prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or
OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at least
within the international community, by setting up a "dialogue"
with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS disapproval.
Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican called out the
regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was too late ― the
dictatorship had castrated Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay
for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half
for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee
for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its International
Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep the
country from defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial
move just two months ago: the Supreme Court shut down
Parliament, assumed legislative power over the country and
approved a series of loans. This move unleashed the massive
street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela today
that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator
announced the creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked with
rewriting the constitution. The assembly would allow Maduro to
essentially rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the
new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former
Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him change
his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation,
this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular,
direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final
throes is attempting to cancel all future elections, close
Congress, remove opposition governors or mayors and approve all
the odious loans that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent scheme
dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on national
television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair and invited
cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if voters were
just cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go on, it has
become clear that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage
of the Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially
injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is
contradictory that the United States government implicitly
condones Venezuelan government officials' corruption, freezes
their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this
Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be
able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has arrived.
Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship. General
elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have the
option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have no
statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of
no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they
march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish
version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous young
people face guns with violins, march in front of snipers,
sacrifice their lives, bury their dead, scream that the
dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching on
their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true spirit
of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make a
choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-09 11:19:53 UTC
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Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you comments
on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter in
your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post
full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today,
Venezuelans take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming
up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their
epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked
like cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking
oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan
African countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of
garbage bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in
cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been
annulled. And they are not allowed to board local flights. The
regime has muzzled the free press, and it owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of
this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in
the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles
to maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and
the opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to
account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro
unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this
major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor
and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced
several early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it
with over 30 of his own supporters to gain absolute control of
the judiciary. This paved the way for the blocking of
legislative prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or
OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at
least within the international community, by setting up a
"dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican
called out the regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was
too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress and
cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay
for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other half
for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a
guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its
International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep the
country from defaulting, Maduro made his next controversial
move just two months ago: the Supreme Court shut down
Parliament, assumed legislative power over the country and
approved a series of loans. This move unleashed the massive
street protests that we see on the streets of Venezuela today
that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator
announced the creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked
with rewriting the constitution. The assembly would allow
Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the
new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former
Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him change
his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation,
this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular,
direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final
throes is attempting to cancel all future elections, close
Congress, remove opposition governors or mayors and approve
all the odious loans that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on
national television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair
and invited cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as if
voters were just cattle to be duped and herded. As protests go
on, it has become clear that he cannot stop himself from
taking advantage of the Venezuelan people, and unfortunately
neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8
billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the
dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million dollars into
Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is
contradictory that the United States government implicitly
condones Venezuelan government officials' corruption, freezes
their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this
Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be
able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship.
General elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer have
the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have
no statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path of
no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and they
march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the Spanish
version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades. Courageous
young people face guns with violins, march in front of
snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their dead, scream that
the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching
on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true
spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make
a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-09 12:15:35 UTC
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Raw Message
Trolling what? What the hell are you talking about?
Your case of delusion is very severe - See a psychiatrist.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you comments
on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter
in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by posting
incomplete stories. All people here have the decency to post
full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed the
Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today,
Venezuelans take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming
up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their
epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by a
ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked
like cattle, waiting for their rations of things like cooking
oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates are
similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is of
catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some sub-Saharan
African countries. Blackouts are recurrent, people eat out of
garbage bins, malaria is back and dead children are placed in
cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been
annulled. And they are not allowed to board local flights.
The regime has muzzled the free press, and it owns most media
outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of
this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in
the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles
to maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and
the opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to
account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered a
landslide defeat in congressional elections. The opposition
secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15 years of
legislative control by the regime. As a result, Maduro
unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to offset this
major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor
and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced
several early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed it
with over 30 of his own supporters to gain absolute control
of the judiciary. This paved the way for the blocking of
legislative prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or
OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at
least within the international community, by setting up a
"dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the Vatican
called out the regime's deceit in December 2016. But it was
too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress and
cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to pay
for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the anti-American,
capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put up half of the
Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil
refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and used the other
half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a
guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its
International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep
the country from defaulting, Maduro made his next
controversial move just two months ago: the Supreme Court
shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over the
country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed
the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator
announced the creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked
with rewriting the constitution. The assembly would allow
Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the
new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former
Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him
change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation,
this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular,
direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final
throes is attempting to cancel all future elections, close
Congress, remove opposition governors or mayors and approve
all the odious loans that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing on
national television. Days later, he went to a livestock fair
and invited cows to be part of his constituent assembly, as
if voters were just cattle to be duped and herded. As
protests go on, it has become clear that he cannot stop
himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan people, and
unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which just this week
bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds at around 30
cents on the dollar ― essentially injecting 865 million
dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is
contradictory that the United States government implicitly
condones Venezuelan government officials' corruption, freezes
their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet keeps this
Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to prop up a
cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never
be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or narco-dictatorship.
General elections now or a new Cuba forever. We no longer
have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have
no statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path
of no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and
they march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the
Spanish version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades.
Courageous young people face guns with violins, march in
front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their dead,
scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching
on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true
spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to make
a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-09 12:26:39 UTC
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Raw Message
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you comments
on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter
in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the decency
to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader Simón
Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse, traversed
the Andes Mountains and liberated six countries. Today,
Venezuelans take to the streets, cellphones in hand, beaming
up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their
epic struggle for freedom against a narco-criminal
dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by
a ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked
like cattle, waiting for their rations of things like
cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates
are similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is
of catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some
sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are recurrent,
people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been
annulled. And they are not allowed to board local flights.
The regime has muzzled the free press, and it owns most
media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of
this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea in
the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own struggles
to maintain a grip on power even after it lost ground ― and
the opposition's immense effort to continue to hold it to
account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered
a landslide defeat in congressional elections. The
opposition secured enough seats in Parliament to end over 15
years of legislative control by the regime. As a result,
Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to
offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his favor
and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament forced
several early resignations in the Supreme Court and packed
it with over 30 of his own supporters to gain absolute
control of the judiciary. This paved the way for the
blocking of legislative prerogatives that the opposition
could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's actions.
Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards demanding a
referendum to end the president's tenure. The dictatorship,
attempting to do everything to survive, used its political
leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States, or
OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy, at
least within the international community, by setting up a
"dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the
Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016. But
it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated Congress
and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to
pay for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the
anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put
up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a
major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and
used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were
also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep
the country from defaulting, Maduro made his next
controversial move just two months ago: the Supreme Court
shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over the
country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed
the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator
announced the creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked
with rewriting the constitution. The assembly would allow
Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on the
new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist former
Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made him
change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation,
this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular,
direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime in its final
throes is attempting to cancel all future elections, close
Congress, remove opposition governors or mayors and approve
all the odious loans that steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing
on national television. Days later, he went to a livestock
fair and invited cows to be part of his constituent
assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he
cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan
people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which
just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds
at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially injecting 865
million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is
contradictory that the United States government implicitly
condones Venezuelan government officials' corruption,
freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet
keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to
prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he
will never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or
narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a new Cuba
forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing have
no statute of limitations, and they will be held personally
accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path
of no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and
they march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the
Spanish version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades.
Courageous young people face guns with violins, march in
front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their dead,
scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die marching
on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in the true
spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the world to
make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-09 13:13:53 UTC
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Raw Message
What the hell are you talking about?
Your case of delusion is very severe - See a psychiatrist.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the worst
idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the charter
in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the decency
to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader
Simón Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse,
traversed the Andes Mountains and liberated six countries.
Today, Venezuelans take to the streets, cellphones in hand,
beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a
narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged by
a ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark dystopian
nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their arms marked
like cattle, waiting for their rations of things like
cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates
are similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is
of catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some
sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are recurrent,
people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have been
jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have been
annulled. And they are not allowed to board local flights.
The regime has muzzled the free press, and it owns most
media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end of
this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North Korea
in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own
struggles to maintain a grip on power even after it lost
ground ― and the opposition's immense effort to continue to
hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party suffered
a landslide defeat in congressional elections. The
opposition secured enough seats in Parliament to end over
15 years of legislative control by the regime. As a result,
Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of sorts to
offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his
favor and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing Parliament
forced several early resignations in the Supreme Court and
packed it with over 30 of his own supporters to gain
absolute control of the judiciary. This paved the way for
the blocking of legislative prerogatives that the
opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's
actions. Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards
demanding a referendum to end the president's tenure. The
dictatorship, attempting to do everything to survive, used
its political leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States,
or OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy,
at least within the international community, by setting up
a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the
Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated
Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing increasing
economic problems, with many in the country struggling to
pay for food and medicine. Drowning in debt, the
anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend of Wall Street put
up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum company ― a
major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to bondholders and
used the other half for a Russian loan. Oil reserves were
also given as a guarantee for Chinese loans and Venezuela
withdrew its International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep
the country from defaulting, Maduro made his next
controversial move just two months ago: the Supreme Court
shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over the
country and approved a series of loans. This move unleashed
the massive street protests that we see on the streets of
Venezuela today that have already killed at least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the dictator
announced the creation of a "constituent assembly," tasked
with rewriting the constitution. The assembly would allow
Maduro to essentially rule indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on
the new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist
former Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made
him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the nation,
this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ― popular,
direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime in its
final throes is attempting to cancel all future elections,
close Congress, remove opposition governors or mayors and
approve all the odious loans that steal the future of
Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing
on national television. Days later, he went to a livestock
fair and invited cows to be part of his constituent
assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he
cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the Venezuelan
people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman Sachs, which
just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan
bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ― essentially
injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It is
contradictory that the United States government implicitly
condones Venezuelan government officials' corruption,
freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their assets, yet
keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future corruption to
prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he
will never be able to repay these hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or
narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a new Cuba
forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make a
decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month. Our
hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world must put
regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are committing
have no statute of limitations, and they will be held
personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the path
of no return, because they no longer fear the dictator, and
they march, swallow tear gas, wave their flags and sing the
Spanish version of "Les Misérables" at the barricades.
Courageous young people face guns with violins, march in
front of snipers, sacrifice their lives, bury their dead,
scream that the dictatorship is no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die
marching on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in
the true spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the
world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-09 13:18:30 UTC
Permalink
Raw Message
Post by jat
What the hell are you talking about?
Get a brain.
Then you might understand.
You have admitted to heckling and trolling in this group.
Did you forget? Internet hasn't and readers here can easily see it.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the
worst idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the
charter in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the decency
to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader
Simón Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse,
traversed the Andes Mountains and liberated six countries.
Today, Venezuelans take to the streets, cellphones in
hand, beaming up into the sky via Periscope, Instagram and
Facebook their epic struggle for freedom against a
narco-criminal dictatorship in the land of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged
by a ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark
dystopian nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their
arms marked like cattle, waiting for their rations of
things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates
are similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources is
of catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some
sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are recurrent,
people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have
been jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have
been annulled. And they are not allowed to board local
flights. The regime has muzzled the free press, and it
owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end
of this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North
Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own
struggles to maintain a grip on power even after it lost
ground ― and the opposition's immense effort to continue
to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party
suffered a landslide defeat in congressional elections.
The opposition secured enough seats in Parliament to end
over 15 years of legislative control by the regime. As a
result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of
sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his
favor and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing
Parliament forced several early resignations in the
Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his own
supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary. This
paved the way for the blocking of legislative prerogatives
that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's
actions. Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards
demanding a referendum to end the president's tenure. The
dictatorship, attempting to do everything to survive, used
its political leverage to cancel the referendum all together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States,
or OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy,
at least within the international community, by setting up
a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and defer
elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate street
protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the
Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated
Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing
increasing economic problems, with many in the country
struggling to pay for food and medicine. Drowning in debt,
the anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend of Wall
Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo petroleum
company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as collateral to
bondholders and used the other half for a Russian loan.
Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee for Chinese
loans and Venezuela withdrew its International Monetary
Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To keep
the country from defaulting, Maduro made his next
controversial move just two months ago: the Supreme Court
shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over the
country and approved a series of loans. This move
unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the
streets of Venezuela today that have already killed at
least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the
dictator announced the creation of a "constituent
assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution. The
assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on
the new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist
former Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now made
him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the
nation, this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival ―
popular, direct, secret, universal balloting. The regime
in its final throes is attempting to cancel all future
elections, close Congress, remove opposition governors or
mayors and approve all the odious loans that steal the
future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing, dancing
on national television. Days later, he went to a livestock
fair and invited cows to be part of his constituent
assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be duped and
herded. As protests go on, it has become clear that he
cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the
Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ―
essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's
pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in last
hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it can. It
is contradictory that the United States government
implicitly condones Venezuelan government officials'
corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts, seizes their
assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot open for future
corruption to prop up a cruel dictatorship. If Maduro
stays in power, he will never be able to repay these
hunger bonds.
For now, he has asked the Venezuelan people to choose: his
governmental policies, continued violence and repressive
dictatorship or more killings, jail and persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or
narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a new Cuba
forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make
a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month.
Our hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world
must put regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are
committing have no statute of limitations, and they will
be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the
path of no return, because they no longer fear the
dictator, and they march, swallow tear gas, wave their
flags and sing the Spanish version of "Les Misérables" at
the barricades. Courageous young people face guns with
violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their lives,
bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is no more
and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die
marching on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in
the true spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the
world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
jat
2017-06-09 14:35:36 UTC
Permalink
Raw Message
What readers? Trolling and heckling what? What the hell are you talking
about? Your case of delusion is very severe - See a psychiatrist.
Definitely you need one.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What the hell are you talking about?
Get a brain.
Then you might understand.
You have admitted to heckling and trolling in this group.
Did you forget? Internet hasn't and readers here can easily see it.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the
worst idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the
charter in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the
decency to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Part of the story as usual.
Venezuela Could Be The Next North Korea If The World
Doesn't Act
The time for choosing is now.
06/02/2017 06:42 pm ET
LA PAZ, Bolivia ― Two centuries ago, Venezuelan leader
Simón Bolívar, sword on his hip, got up on his horse,
traversed the Andes Mountains and liberated six
countries. Today, Venezuelans take to the streets,
cellphones in hand, beaming up into the sky via
Periscope, Instagram and Facebook their epic struggle for
freedom against a narco-criminal dictatorship in the land
of "the Liberator."
Venezuela is a magical country, but it is now mismanaged
by a ruthless regime that has turned it into a dark
dystopian nightmare. People stand in endless lines, their
arms marked like cattle, waiting for their rations of
things like cooking oil, flour or toilet paper.
Inflation is higher than in Zimbabwe, violent death rates
are similar to those in Syria and scarcity of resources
is of catastrophic levels reaching the scale of some
sub-Saharan African countries. Blackouts are recurrent,
people eat out of garbage bins, malaria is back and dead
children are placed in cardboard caskets.
Democracy is also in shambles. Opposition leaders have
been jailed, exiled or disbarred. Their passports have
been annulled. And they are not allowed to board local
flights. The regime has muzzled the free press, and it
owns most media outlets.
Venezuela is at the crossroads: the beginning of the end
of this narco-dictatorship or the beginning of a North
Korea in the Caribbean.
How did we get here? In part from the regime's own
struggles to maintain a grip on power even after it lost
ground ― and the opposition's immense effort to continue
to hold it to account.
In December 2015, President Nicolás Maduro's party
suffered a landslide defeat in congressional elections.
The opposition secured enough seats in Parliament to end
over 15 years of legislative control by the regime. As a
result, Maduro unleashed a multi-part rolling coup of
sorts to offset this major setback.
Looking for a way to restructure the government in his
favor and neutralize Congress, Maduro's outgoing
Parliament forced several early resignations in the
Supreme Court and packed it with over 30 of his own
supporters to gain absolute control of the judiciary.
This paved the way for the blocking of legislative
prerogatives that the opposition could exercise.
But the opposition didn't react lightly to Maduro's
actions. Instead, it channeled its energy in 2016 towards
demanding a referendum to end the president's tenure. The
dictatorship, attempting to do everything to survive,
used its political leverage to cancel the referendum all
together.
Facing pressure from the Organization of American States,
or OAS, Maduro maneuvered to gain a veneer of legitimacy,
at least within the international community, by setting
up a "dialogue" with the opposition.
In truth, Maduro's objective was solely to delay and
defer elections, detain more opposition leaders, deflate
street protests, divide the opposition and deactivate OAS
disapproval. Seeing through this false diplomacy, the
Vatican called out the regime's deceit in December 2016.
But it was too late ― the dictatorship had castrated
Congress and cancelled elections.
By the start of this year, the regime was facing
increasing economic problems, with many in the country
struggling to pay for food and medicine. Drowning in
debt, the anti-American, capitalism-bashing friend of
Wall Street put up half of the Venezuelan-owned Citgo
petroleum company ― a major U.S. oil refiner ― as
collateral to bondholders and used the other half for a
Russian loan. Oil reserves were also given as a guarantee
for Chinese loans and Venezuela withdrew its
International Monetary Fund reserves.
Despite this and other financial efforts, creditors were
jittery and loans required congressional approval. To
keep the country from defaulting, Maduro made his next
controversial move just two months ago: the Supreme Court
shut down Parliament, assumed legislative power over the
country and approved a series of loans. This move
unleashed the massive street protests that we see on the
streets of Venezuela today that have already killed at
least 60 people.
Since then, Maduro has continued to assert his power in
defiance of the public demonstrations. In May, the
dictator announced the creation of a "constituent
assembly," tasked with rewriting the constitution. The
assembly would allow Maduro to essentially rule
indefinitely without elections.
Initially, Maduro attempted to maintain his tyrannical
practices, disregard precedent and avoid a referendum on
the new constitution. But continued dissent from leftist
former Chavez supporters, known as Chavistas, has now
made him change his mind.
If there were any remnants of democracy left in the
nation, this ploy demolishes its last chance at survival
― popular, direct, secret, universal balloting. The
regime in its final throes is attempting to cancel all
future elections, close Congress, remove opposition
governors or mayors and approve all the odious loans that
steal the future of Venezuela.
In surreal scenes, Maduro first proposed this fraudulent
scheme dressed in traditional Venezuelan clothing,
dancing on national television. Days later, he went to a
livestock fair and invited cows to be part of his
constituent assembly, as if voters were just cattle to be
duped and herded. As protests go on, it has become clear
that he cannot stop himself from taking advantage of the
Venezuelan people, and unfortunately neither can Goldman
Sachs, which just this week bought $2.8 billion worth of
Venezuelan bonds at around 30 cents on the dollar ―
essentially injecting 865 million dollars into Maduro's
pockets.
These are truly the hunger bonds that economist Ricardo
Hausmann describes that are funding a dictatorship in
last hurrah for power, desperate to steal whatever it
can. It is contradictory that the United States
government implicitly condones Venezuelan government
officials' corruption, freezes their U.S. bank accounts,
seizes their assets, yet keeps this Wall Street spigot
open for future corruption to prop up a cruel
dictatorship. If Maduro stays in power, he will never be
able to repay these hunger bonds.
his governmental policies, continued violence and
repressive dictatorship or more killings, jail and
persecution.
He is right about one thing. The time for choosing has
arrived. Liberty or tyranny. Democracy or
narco-dictatorship. General elections now or a new Cuba
forever. We no longer have the option to wait.
The military in Venezuela and our Americas must also make
a decision.
The OAS general assembly convenes in Mexico this month.
Our hemisphere must position itself clearly. The world
must put regime crooks on notice. The crimes they are
committing have no statute of limitations, and they will
be held personally accountable.
The people in the streets of Venezuela have chosen the
path of no return, because they no longer fear the
dictator, and they march, swallow tear gas, wave their
flags and sing the Spanish version of "Les Misérables" at
the barricades. Courageous young people face guns with
violins, march in front of snipers, sacrifice their
lives, bury their dead, scream that the dictatorship is
no more and clamor for freedom.
Venezuelans have made a moral choice: they will die
marching on their feet and never kneel to the dictator in
the true spirit of Simón Bolívar. Now it is time for the
world to make a choice, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-north-korea-maduro_us_59308602e4b075bff0f1c4fd
PL
2017-06-09 15:14:35 UTC
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Post by jat
What readers?
More than you think still read the newsgroup. Posting has moved to blogs
.... But newsgroups are a very good source for news for many people. A
bit Web 1.0 in a Web 2.0.

Trolling and heckling what?

Anyone can see your spam posts and insults.
In one of your first posts after your return you admitted to trollingand
heckling (posting crap just to annoy or insult other people).
You have no real interest in Venezuela.
You just returned to heckle, insult, spam and troll.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What the hell are you talking about?
Get a brain.
Then you might understand.
You have admitted to heckling and trolling in this group.
Did you forget? Internet hasn't and readers here can easily see it.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the
worst idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the
charter in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the
decency to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
jat
2017-06-09 19:26:13 UTC
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Your argument doesn't convince anybody. Actually, it's just bullshit -
Next time use a very convincing argument. Don't forget to see a
psychiatrist. You really need one.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
More than you think still read the newsgroup. Posting has moved to blogs
.... But newsgroups are a very good source for news for many people. A
bit Web 1.0 in a Web 2.0.
Trolling and heckling what?
Anyone can see your spam posts and insults.
In one of your first posts after your return you admitted to trollingand
heckling (posting crap just to annoy or insult other people).
You have no real interest in Venezuela.
You just returned to heckle, insult, spam and troll.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What the hell are you talking about?
Get a brain.
Then you might understand.
You have admitted to heckling and trolling in this group.
Did you forget? Internet hasn't and readers here can easily see it.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the
worst idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the
charter in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the
decency to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
PL
2017-06-09 21:01:13 UTC
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Post by jat
Your argument doesn't convince anybody.
how would you know. You are a just a hypocrite liar. Nobody believes
your crap. People here can read.
Get a life, troll.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
More than you think still read the newsgroup. Posting has moved to
blogs .... But newsgroups are a very good source for news for many
people. A bit Web 1.0 in a Web 2.0.
Trolling and heckling what?
Anyone can see your spam posts and insults.
In one of your first posts after your return you admitted to
trollingand heckling (posting crap just to annoy or insult other people).
You have no real interest in Venezuela.
You just returned to heckle, insult, spam and troll.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What the hell are you talking about?
Get a brain.
Then you might understand.
You have admitted to heckling and trolling in this group.
Did you forget? Internet hasn't and readers here can easily see it.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Trolling what?
This group with bum posts and heckling as you have admitted very
recently here.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What are you talking about,
read what I wrote idiot and try getting a brain.
You ar just a troll as you have admitted in the past (see you
comments on your and TS posts).
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What reputation? You're still having delusions.
Indeed: no decent reputation.
By now everyone knows you are a stupid troll.
You are in the "web 01" legacy where people just like to get informed.
You are delusion if you think your trolling spammer crab has any impact?
I am just enjoying your stupidity (shown by every post).
Jat: you are an idiot that thinks he is an "ace". That is the
worst idiot possible and everyone can see it.
You came back to troll the old newsgroup and just got your ass kicked.
STUPID .... LAUGHING....
How does it feel to be ridiculed (again)?
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Ohh ! It seems it hurt you
Nope.
It just hurts you and your reputation.
*LAUGHTER*
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What people? You're so naive ! - You have delusions...
Get a life. You are such a idiot.
Is trolling, spamming and insulting all you have in life?
Crawl back under the turd you came from.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Remember you have no authority...
This isn't about "authority". just about exposing your
misleading practices
You're not the moderator of this
Post by jat
newsgroup
You tried to assume that role in the past quoting the
charter in your whining personal attacks. Hypocrite whiner.
I just show people how you attempt to mislead people by
posting incomplete stories. All people here have the
decency to post full articles except you.
You are the "freak" here.
PL
2017-06-09 23:53:35 UTC
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Post by jat
What readers?
as always your actions expose your lies.

If you think there is no "public" (readers) here: why are you posting
here? You must be a complete fool to waste your time unless of course
you are just still mad about the number of times I exposed you as a
lying troll and are looking for revenge by heckling and insulting me.

If you lie about you thinking there are no "readers" here you also
expose yourself as a lying troll that just wants to annoy other people.

You see: any which way you turn it: you are exposed as a flaming lying
troll and spammer.
People here aren't dumb. You aren't as smart as you think you are, by far.
Let this knowledge set you free.
jat
2017-06-10 09:58:37 UTC
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What lies? You freak
See a psychiatrist. You really need one.


/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
as always your actions expose your lies.
If you think there is no "public" (readers) here: why are you posting
here? You must be a complete fool to waste your time unless of course
you are just still mad about the number of times I exposed you as a
lying troll and are looking for revenge by heckling and insulting me.
If you lie about you thinking there are no "readers" here you also
expose yourself as a lying troll that just wants to annoy other people.
You see: any which way you turn it: you are exposed as a flaming lying
troll and spammer.
People here aren't dumb. You aren't as smart as you think you are, by far.
Let this knowledge set you free.
PL
2017-06-10 10:15:58 UTC
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Post by jat
What lies? You freak
Insults don't change facts. You admitted to posting troll lies here
jointly with your pall TS.
As far as your specific lie here: claiming there are no readers while
frantically posting exposes them.
Read the text below again.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
as always your actions expose your lies.
If you think there are no "public" (readers) here: why are you posting
here? You must be a complete fool to waste your time unless of course
you are just still mad about the number of times I exposed you as a
lying troll and are looking for revenge by heckling and insulting me.
If you lie about you thinking there are no "readers" here you also
expose yourself as a lying troll that just wants to annoy other people.
You see: any which way you turn it: you are exposed as a flaming lying
troll and spammer.
People here aren't dumb. You aren't as smart as you think you are, by far.
Let this knowledge set you free.
jat
2017-06-10 14:49:14 UTC
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That's not insulting. But a compliment. Sure it doesn't change the facts
*you are jerk* *LAUGHTER*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What lies? You freak
Insults don't change facts. You admitted to posting troll lies here
jointly with your pall TS.
As far as your specific lie here: claiming there are no readers while
frantically posting exposes them.
Read the text below again.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
as always your actions expose your lies.
If you think there are no "public" (readers) here: why are you posting
here? You must be a complete fool to waste your time unless of course
you are just still mad about the number of times I exposed you as a
lying troll and are looking for revenge by heckling and insulting me.
If you lie about you thinking there are no "readers" here you also
expose yourself as a lying troll that just wants to annoy other people.
You see: any which way you turn it: you are exposed as a flaming lying
troll and spammer.
People here aren't dumb. You aren't as smart as you think you are, by far.
Let this knowledge set you free.
PL
2017-06-10 16:11:11 UTC
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Post by jat
That's not insulting.
It is clear you have no moral compass. You are so vile that insults are
"standard language" for you.
Try to address issues for a change. You ridiculous excuses and insults
are BORING.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What lies? You freak
Insults don't change facts. You admitted to posting troll lies here
jointly with your pall TS.
As far as your specific lie here: claiming there are no readers while
frantically posting exposes them.
Read the text below again.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What readers?
as always your actions expose your lies.
If you think there are no "public" (readers) here: why are you posting
here? You must be a complete fool to waste your time unless of course
you are just still mad about the number of times I exposed you as a
lying troll and are looking for revenge by heckling and insulting me.
If you lie about you thinking there are no "readers" here you also
expose yourself as a lying troll that just wants to annoy other people.
You see: any which way you turn it: you are exposed as a flaming lying
troll and spammer.
People here aren't dumb. You aren't as smart as you think you are, by far.
Let this knowledge set you free.
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