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  1. Are you a bot? You don't seem capable of dispatching a reply more than loosely connected to the topic.
  2. The gov seizes assets all the time without compensation, and not only that, but issues fines a prison time on top of it. I don't see you protesting that! So what's your particular beef here?
  3. You seem somewhat smarter than the ordinary connie trolls here, so why do you want to ignore evidence to perpetuate state-sponsored propaganda?
  4. Any intelligent conservatives here? Or does the whole venezuela = socialism narrative rely on head-in-the-sand ignore-ance? "Of course, everyone knows capitalism is completely unworkable, we try to impose it on 3rd world countries to destroy them, but we don't have capitalism. [Audience laughs] And never have."
  5. I started a thread about venezuela
  6. I have yet to post anything intelligent. I see! Hay is for horses. And see if you can find me on record ever giving one sh!t about mueller reports. Not completely pointless... you are propagandizing, after all. Woot!
  7. Yes. I'm that stupid.馃ぃ If community and government are the same, then there no need for the the 2nd amendment since there can be no tyranny to guard against.
  8. What's the problem? My electric is a co-op, but down the road they have state-owned and the only difference is when the co-op f*cks up, I have no recourse. I don't have a problem with state-owned so long as it's in competition with the private sector, for instance the state-owned electric company in competition with the co-op privately owned utility. Or UPS in competition with USPS. The problem comes when the gov owns EVERYTHING.
  9. Merriam-Webster; so路cial路ism /藞s艒SH蓹藢liz蓹m/ noun noun: socialism a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Let that definition stand. As well as this one: Merriam-Webster; community noun, com路mu路ni路ty | \ k蓹-藞my眉-n蓹-t膿 \ 1 : a unified body of individuals: such as a : the people with common interests living in a particular area b : a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society c : a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society Therefore a co-op is a community of workers controlling their own means of production. A state-owned facility confers no control to the workers, who are veritable slaves.
  10. NYT is apparently a Right Wing mouthpiece Not according to data from the world bank: It checks out: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/venezuela-raises-monthly-minimum-wage-for-sixth-time-in-2018 Venezuela鈥檚 President Nicolas Maduro ordered a 150 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage, the sixth hike this year, to 4,500 sovereign bolivars from 1,800. The increase will go into effect Dec. 1, while the price for the Petro cryptocurrency will rise from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000, Maduro said on state television. The minimum wage is pegged to the Petro price. At the black market rate, the new minimum wage comes out to $9.50 per month. $9.50 per month??? That's a minimum wage? They may as well not have one. Max bought 4 chocolates for $1, so minimum wage in Venezuela is 38 pieces of chocolate per month. So, 700,000 workers working in co-ops in a country with 32 million means what? The NYT spinmeister runs out of ammo there, but keeps spinning: Funny how government overspending only affects places like venezuela. According to this site, Japan spends more relative to GDP than any country on earth. https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/government-debt-to-gdp Venezuela is so far down on the list I had to use "find" to find it. Yet Japan has a strong currency and no inflation. Oh, well, then what was the point of bringing up co-ops in the first place? Explain Japan please! No one has printed more than Japan, yet no inflation. Price inflation is a function of supply of product and demand for product. Period. Money supply is not a variable in the equation except to the extent that it affects demand. The price inflation (money deflation) in Venezuela is a result of fear causing people to demand more products, which drives the price higher. People are so worried about the value of their money falling that they can't wait to get rid of it, and in so doing bring about a self-fulfilling prophecy. Also couple that with supply restrictions, thanks to the US, mainly. Venezuela: Overview of U.S. Sanctions https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IF10715.pdf No wonder Chomsky said "We impose capitalism on 3rd world countries to destroy them."
  11. Was the font too small? Do you think arming everyone in prison with assault rifles will reduce homicides in prison?
  12. Look at my avatar. I don't care about the president, but probably I didn't speak up because when I spoke up about the climate change hoax, it just resulted in fights with my allies, so I just ignored the whole thing. I don't push the gun rights thing too far either. Anyway, I'd prefer the president get beat in the next election than be disqualified by a technicality and then we'll never know who would have won. I'd rather Bernie beat him.
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