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Socialism Nightmare: Venezuelans Now Eating Dogs, Cats and Pigeons to Survive

At the start of 2014, Venezuela’s GDP stood at $371.34 billion, with nearly half of that coming from oil (it accounts for almost 100% of exports). But after a year-high of $105.54 in June, crude plummeted by more than 50% to $48.51 by the end of the year. Oil has held steady in the $50-a-barrel range since, allowing the country’s socialist policies to materialize without the guise of high crude–and economic disaster has ensued.

Just this year, Venezuela has faced shortages in toilet paper, diapers and milk (and more) forcing more than 6,000 people to cross the border in Colombia to purchase necessities. The country had to ration its electricity use because of severe power shortages. It also could no longer afford to print its own money. Come 2016, the IMF forecasts Venezuela’s inflation rate to exceed 1,600%.

A Bolivarian Republic, Venezuela turned to socialism in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was elected president after two unsuccessful coup attempts to oust his predecessor. The new regime brought not only a new constitution, but higher oil prices as well. The following year Chavez passed laws redistributing land and wealth, which he followed in 2005 with a land reform decree that would eliminate larger estates to the benefit of the poor in rural areas.

In 2007 the government took control of important oil projects in the Orinoco Delta and later expropriated two U.S. oil companies, furthering Chavez’s nationalization plans.

Nationalization continued with the Bank of Venezuela and household fuels distributors and petrol stations. In 2011, with a 27% annual inflation rate, the Venezuelan government introduced price controls of some basic goods (they would extend to other products in the following years).

By the time of Chavez’s death in 2013, inflation had grown to 50% and rose to 63.4% in the following year. Towards the end of 2014, the country entered into a recession.

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Present-day Venezuela is facing a humanitarian crisis and Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s hand-picked successor, and his socialist regime is rightly shouldering the blame. The country’s emphasis on oil exports, price controls and a heavily-controlled economy are all features found in other current and former socialist countries–features that have contributed to the demise of whole economies, or brought them close to it.

Perhaps the most obvious example of economic failure is the Soviet Union (or USSR), With its highly centralized government and economy, the USSR survived for 69 years until its collapse in 1991, representing the longest time a state has been led by a Communist Party (China comes in second at 67 years).

While oil prices were high, the Soviet Union appeared to have a strong economy and could maintain its focus on increasing its military power. But when oil prices fell towards the end of the 1980s, the USSR found itself forced to borrow from Western banks. Its sluggish economic system and dependency on the West also weakened the control that it had over countries under the USSR’s control and eventually led to its demise. Venezuela now finds itself in the same difficult position.

Venezuelan officials like to blame the crisis on the United States and right wing business owners aiming to sabotage the system, it seems obvious that the heavily centralized state-run system inherited from Chavez is what is driving Maduro’s country to ruin. With a GDP percent change of -8% from 2015 to 2016 and an unemployment rate of over 17%, the only thing that can save Venezuela is ditching socialism.

The opposition has called for a referendum to oust Maduro this year, but the process is still in limbo–meaning relief for the Venezuelan people might not come until 2018, the next scheduled presidential election.

Even then, change can never be promised in the world’s 9th most corrupt country.

Brexit begins: Date Article 50 will be triggered to start process of UK leaving EU now confirmed

Source:RT
Date: 20 March 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, formally starting the process for Britain to leave the European Union.

May will write to the EU next Wednesday announcing the beginning of Brexit. It will start the clock on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations between London and Brussels to begin.

Tim Barrow, the UK’s ambassador to the EU, formally notified the office of the EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday morning, the Telegraph reports.

The PM’s official spokesman said: “We said it would be by the end of March and thought it would be helpful to say when it will happen.

“We want negotiations to start promptly. We expect it will be a two-year process and we are confident that is what we will achieve. So Britain will exit the EU on 29 March 2019.”

The UK “expects to receive a response within 48 hours,” the spokesman added.

Talks on the terms of the departure and future relations are not allowed under the Article 50 process until the UK formally tells the EU it is leaving.

If negotiations go according to the timetable, a Brexit should be achieved by March 2019.

Downing Street says there are no plans for an early election, according to Sky News.

EU Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters at a briefing in Brussels that eurocrats were ready to begin talks “immediately” and that they had a comprehensive plan in place.

“Everything is ready on this side.

“The first step after the notification will be the adoption of guidelines by the European Council, which is the political reaction.

“The European Commission will then immediately – and I mean immediately – issue a recommendation for the negotiations. This is the legal mandate and after this draft recommendation the European Council will formally adopt the mandate to the EU negotiator Michel Barnier.”

Responding to the announcement, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis issued a statement.

“Last June, the people of the UK made the historic decision to leave the EU. Next Wednesday, the Government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process by triggering Article 50,” he said.

“We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation.

“The government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe – a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union.”

Rumors that May would trigger Article 50 last week were quashed by sources close to the PM, after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared her desire for a second independence referendum. That led to speculation that May did not want to appear cavalier about the future of the UK.

The PM’s spokesperson said Barrow had a conversation with Tusk’s office earlier on Monday morning to give the EU notice of the date.

“There will be a letter, [May] will notify president Tusk in writing, and the prime minister has already confirmed she will give a statement to parliament as well.

“More details will be given in due course,” he said.

My Conclusion: Nationalism is on the raise. As Untied Kingdom decide to leave the Europe Union since the people voted for UK to leave the European Union. And I heard there are at least several countries in the EU now wanting to leave the EU. Nationalism is on the raise and Globalism is being rejected on a large scale.

Czech Government plan to change the Constitution to their citizen to be armed

After watch the you tube video “Czech Government Hopes To Change Constitution & Let Citizens Use Guns Against Terrorists” I which I found to be extreme way to deal with terrorism but it can work just for example in Texas a terror attempt turn into a failure because people were armed and able to protect themselves which is mention in the video below. Why Self Defend so important and it part of self-sustainability; why individual freedom is so important for every human being.

Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about plans by the Czech government to amend the constitution to allow citizens to use guns against terrorists. This is a concept Josh has spoken about before with fellow voluntaryist Eric July of ‘Backwordz’ fame.
Though the Czech Republic which has gone through Soviet oppression has pretty lenient gun laws, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Next up? Abolish the state!
The fact is, multiple western governments as well as middle eastern allies have armed terrorist groups while creating blowback at the same time. So whether people like it or not, terrorism is a real danger.
However, people often worry about how we would handle the situation if the state were abolished. Well, if people were well armed, criminals and terrorists would be incredibly stupid to try and attack those people. The level of safety goes way up.
Though many on the left will say guns are loud and scary, statistically, places with the least gun laws as well as large numbers of people who carry on a daily basis end up with the lowest crime rates.
Then we look at places like Chicago and while the gun laws are tough, their crime rate cannot be beat. It’s so high people are more and more avoiding the entire city all together.
Society comes together when free individuals have defense, are able to grow their own and build their own as well as being insured with sound money. This is true freedom and we wish the people of the Czech Republic well!

War on Farmers: Animal-rights activists, farmers clashing across U.S.

Source:Portland Press Herald
Date: 1 December 2016
Author: Jen Fifield Tribune News Service

Large-scale industrial farmers are pushing for changes that would make it harder for states to further regulate the way they do business.

Large-scale farming opertions such as the pork producers in the Midwest have pushed for change – often successfully – that would make it harder for states to further regulate how they raise animals for slaughter

WASHINGTON — All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state.

Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates for calves or battery cages for chickens, which critics say abusively restrict the animals’ movement. Continue reading War on Farmers: Animal-rights activists, farmers clashing across U.S.

Farmers left feeling ‘very threatened’ and unable to sleep after a new animal rights campaign group abuses slaughterhouse staff and writes anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls

Source: UK Daily Mail
Date: 28 November 2016
Author: Abe Hawken For Mailonline

  • A new animal rights campaign group is invading slaughterhouses in the UK
  • They claim to use a ‘love-based approach’ focusing on ‘non-violence’
  • However, some of the 24 branches have taken a different approach
  • Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the walls of one London abattoir   

Farmers have reportedly been left unable to sleep and ‘very threatened’ after a new animal rights campaign group has started to invade slaughterhouses in the UK. Continue reading Farmers left feeling ‘very threatened’ and unable to sleep after a new animal rights campaign group abuses slaughterhouse staff and writes anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls

War on food: NZ University wants to tax bread, cereal, meat, eggs and milk

Source:Scoop
Date:9 July 2015
Author: Food and Grocery Council

Auckland University wants to tax bread, cereal, meat, eggs and milk

A call by Auckland University academics to tax New Zealand families’ staple foods such as bread, milk, eggs and meat is lunacy, says NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. Continue reading War on food: NZ University wants to tax bread, cereal, meat, eggs and milk

War on Meat: 40% beef tax suggested to pay for climate damage

Source:The Guardian
Date: 7 November 2016
Author:

 

Climate taxes on meat and milk would lead to huge and vital cuts in carbon emissions as well as saving half a million lives a year via healthier diets, according to the first global analysis of the issue.

Surcharges of 40% on beef and 20% on milk would account for the damage their production causes people via climate change, an Oxford University team has calculated. These taxes would then deter people from consuming as much of these foods, reducing both emissions and illness, the team said. Continue reading War on Meat: 40% beef tax suggested to pay for climate damage

Keiser Report: Winners & Losers (US Election Day special E991)

In this special US Election Day episode of the Keiser Report from New York City, Max and Stacy report from outside the Javits Center, where Hillary Clinton took the stage at the event that she and most pollsters and media thought would celebrate her victory. What went wrong? Former North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller tells Keiser Report that Hillary failed to bring in the working class vote. Author and former banker Mitch Feierstein suggests it was her alleged corruption. And credit analyst and Trump supporter Chris Whalen says that, in the end, Hillary just didn’t have the message that resonated with voters and it was Trump who had momentum and message.

CalExit: Californians Call for Secession After Trump Victory

Hillary supporters are hoping California will secede from the Union and become its own country since Donald Trump will become our next president. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. © 2016 by Mark Dice

Matthew Concludes: Oh well I’m felt sorry for the Hillary Supporters oh well that too bad that Donald Trump won the election. Thing is I’m proud of Trump’s victory not because I’m willing to supporter the winning team because I did my research on both Clinton and Trump so I know what Trump stands for also know what Clinton stand for. People in California don’t call themselves American but call themselves Californian because they can’t stand have a culture becoming healthy because they love the culture of illusion and falsehood. That why they call for a Calexit because they can’t stand integrity and dignity so they want to have country to base they illusion and falsehood which Hollywood is based. Hollywood is all about status and showing off; it also a very cliquish, exclusives and secretive society to be in. Hollywood is a place of materialism, hedonism, narcissism and dissatisfaction and it’s place of that is not based on morals. For me I like to live a culture based on integrity and dignity not a culture base on materialism, illusion and lacks integrity.