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Fistfights amid long bread
lines in Venezuela

CNN, by Rafael Romo

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Posted By:PageTurner, 5/14/2014 6:57:51 PM

Shoppers in Venezuela know that shortages of staples like cornmeal, milk and chicken are a harsh reality of life, but now -- amid violent protests and strikes -- shortages have spread to that most basic of basics: bread. Lines are forming, and fights have broken out outside bakeries as politicians and business leaders point fingers. In recent days, people have had to wait in line for hours under the scorching sun. Ricardo Rodriguez, a Caracas resident waiting for the chance to buy bread, described the queues as "extraordinary." "It´s like embarking on an odyssey," he said. The problem stems from

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The dog-eat-dog world of communism, every man for himself, found in every communist country. Harry Wu described it well in his memoirs of life among the Chicoms. So much for worker solidarity. Lord of the Flies is more like it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/14/2014 7:03:34 PM     (No. 9848823)

This can happen all over the United States of America in a flash.
It is best to be prepared as best you can.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/14/2014 7:25:02 PM     (No. 9848846)

Isn´t socialism great. Mr. Obama´s plan for American is right on course.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 5/14/2014 7:25:09 PM     (No. 9848847)

They wanted and voted for communism and they are getting communism. I don´t see the problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 5/14/2014 7:43:36 PM     (No. 9848867)

"Let them eat cake"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno, 5/14/2014 8:13:06 PM     (No. 9848891)

There is about a nickel´s worth of difference between Socialism and a tin-horn dictatorship because we´ve seen time and again that Socialism takes a society down the path of subjugation. It really isn´t difficult to forecast where we´re headed with this tin-horn pResident!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nerdowell, 5/14/2014 8:41:42 PM     (No. 9848933)

True, that #5.

Socialism is totalitarianism, because you can´t do socialism without taking things away from people, and you need a police force to do that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 5/14/2014 9:07:56 PM     (No. 9848958)

Why would anyone who lives in a socialist paradise want bread?

Socialism in an of itself provides all the nourishment anyone could want.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobgray2, 5/15/2014 2:09:12 AM     (No. 9849158)

I know, they can arbitrarily lower the price of bread, and that will solve their bread shortage problem. Or just nationalize the baking industry, and then there will be plenty of bread for everyone. Isn´t that the way socialism works?

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