Venezuela to Flint, MI – Hold My Beer….err, Water

As mentioned in an earlier post, “Venezuela – Just Another Democratic-Socialist Shithole” has drinking water straight out of a ‘socialist’ sewer. But meanwhile in Flint, MI the “Newest testing shows lead in Flint water at lowest level since water crisis started.” So the question of the day is, “Would you like your drinking water flavored with a little ‘lead’ or a little ‘poop’?

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Venezuela – Just Another Democratic-Socialist Shithole

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic-Socialist and former bartender, have a drink of what Socialism brought the Venezuelans.  Then take your case of dysentery to a hospital in Caracas – that is, assuming there’s any electricity, clean water, or medical supplies left in the city.

Reuters reports, “Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water.

As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined – a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas.

Unlike the fetid liquid flowing through the Guaire river, the water emerging from the pipe was at least clear. Those who gathered to collect it said the water had been released by local authorities from reservoirs.

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Trump Derangement Syndrome Blinds Rep. Ilhan Omar To Real Venezuelan Crisis

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) doesn’t think that there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. She is so consumed by Trump Derangement Syndrome and hatred for U.S. Foreign Policy that she’s blinded by the obvious. Trump doesn’t control the World Press, Ms. Omar.  Just read the ‘effing news.  Or LMGTFY….

Venezuela crisis: blackout victims ‘murdered’ by Maduro government …

6 hours ago – Caracas (CNN)Seventeen people have died in Venezuela’s massive power outage, “murdered” by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, opposition leader Juan Guaido alleged Sunday. Guaido, Venezuela’s self-declared interim president, said Sunday that 16 states continued to be …

Venezuela crisis – BBC News

All the latest news about Venezuela crisis from the BBC.

Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates | News | Al Jazeera

Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader. Maduro started a second …

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Need a New Diet Plan? Try Socialism

Tired of paying those big $Bucks for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or NutriSystem diet plans that don’t work because your end up eating an entire month’s worth of food portions in a week?  No willpower?  Remove temptation and remove the need for any willpower or self-restraint.  Vote for Socialism.  That’s right!  A vote for Democratic-Socialist Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or any of the other taggers-on pretenders) could mean that you might lose more weight than you ever thought possible.  And the only workout needed is to pull that voting lever for a Democrat.

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Feeling the “Bern” in Venezuela

So how is that “Free” thing working out for you in the Socialist Utopia of Venezuela?

From YahooNews, “Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170“.

Caracas (AFP) – If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a foreign credit card, the eye-watering cost might suggest they were in a city pricier than Tokyo or Zurich.

Bernie_Sanders_Breadlines_2016A hamburger sold for 1,700 Venezuelan bolivares is $170, or a 69,000-bolivar hotel room is $6,900 a night, based on the official rate of 10 bolivares for $1.

But of course no merchant is pricing at the official rate imposed under currency controls. It’s the black market rate of 1,000 bolivares per dollar that’s applied.

But for Venezuelans paid in hyperinflation-hit bolivares, and living in an economy relying on mostly imported goods or raw materials, conditions Bernie_Sanders_Hollywood_Foolsare unthinkably expensive.

Even for the middle class, most of it sliding into poverty, hamburgers and hotels are out-of-reach excesses.

“Everybody is knocked low,” Michael Leal, a 34-year-old manager of an eyewear store in Caracas, told AFP. “We can’t breathe.”

– Shuttered stores –

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Bernie-omics Shuts Down Nation

The nation of Venezuela discovers that Bernie Sanders style socialism is a dry hole, a “duster“, when it comes to delivering goods and services.

From Bloomberg, “Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope With Electricity Crisis“.

Venezuela is shutting down for a week as the government struggles with a deepening electricity crisis.

Bernie_Sanders_Venezula_Socialism_coolPresident Nicolas Maduro gave everyone an extra three days off work next week, extending the two-day Easter holiday, according to a statement in the Official Gazette published late Tuesday.

The government has rationed electricity and water supplies across the country for months and urged citizens to avoid waste as Venezuela endures a prolonged drought that has slashed output at hydroelectric dams. The ruling socialists have blamed the shortage on the El Nino weather phenomena and “sabotage” by their political foes, while critics cite a lack of maintenance and poor planning.

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