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Venezuela collapse: looting, hunger, blackouts

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[ Venezuela is experiencing a double whammy of drought and low oil prices, which has lead to blackouts and inability to import food.  It just keeps getting worse and worse.  Related posts:

Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers”. Podcasts: Derrick Jensen, Practical Prepping, KunstlerCast 253, KunstlerCast278, Peak Prosperity , XX2 report ]

December 17, 2018 Planet money podcast: Bonus indicator: the measure of a tragedy

It’s hard to understand how bad a country is doing with figures like inflation rate, unemployment rate, and their minimum wage. A better way to understand a nation’s living standards is how many calories a person could afford to buy a day earning a minimum wage if they spent all of their money on food — that is — the food with the most calories, which in Venezuela has sometimes been pasta or flour, and today is the yucca plant.

Venezuelans could by 57,000 calories in 2012 with one day’s wages, and several dozen eggs.

But today a person can afford just 900 calories or 2 eggs. It would take a Venezuelan 6 weeks to be able to afford one Big Mac earning minimum wage.

Since the average person needs 2,000 calories a day, as well as calories to feed their family, and also housing, clothing, medicine, and so on, it’s not surprising that the average Venezuelan lost 24 pounds last year, and that Venezuela probably has the highest murder rate in the world.

The result is that at least 10% of Venezuelans have emigrated, nearly 3 million people. If that many proportionally left the U.S. we’d have 30 million people fleeing to Canada and Mexico and elsewhere.

July 16, 2018. Keith Johnson. How Venezuela Struck it poor. foreignpolicy.com

…”Venezuela’s murder rate, meanwhile, now surpasses that of Honduras and El Salvador, which formerly had the world’s highest levels, according to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory. Blackouts are a near-daily occurrence, and many people live without running water. According to media reports, schoolchildren and oil workers have begun passing out from hunger, and sick Venezuelans have scoured veterinary offices for medicine. Malaria, measles, and diphtheria have returned with a vengeance, and the millions of Venezuelans fleeing the country — more than 4 million, according to the International Crisis Group — are spreading the diseases across the region, as well as straining resources and goodwill.”

…”Thanks to their geology, Venezuela’s oil fields have enormous decline rates, meaning the country needs to spend more heavily than other petrostates just to keep production steady. ”

2017-10-22 Oil Quality Issues Could Bankrupt Venezuela.  The next few weeks for Venezuela will be crucial, as it struggles to meet a huge stack of debt payments. Reports that the nation’s oil production is experiencing deteriorating quality raises a new cause for concern for the crumbling South American nation.Reuters reported that its oil shipments are “soiled with high levels of water, salt or metals that can cause problems for refineries”, which has led to $200 million in cancellations of oil contracts, making Venezuela even less able to make debt payments, since oil is the only source of revenue barely keeping the nation afloat. Many experienced oil workers have fled the country to find food and escape violence.  Because of these problems, and Trump imposed sanctions, U.S. imports have dropped from roughly 700,000 barrels per day to 250,000 bpd.

2017-5-2 Venezuela Is Heading for a Soviet-Style Collapse. A few lessons from the last time an oil economy crashed catastrophically

2017-2-27 ASPO Peak Oil Review: A new survey shows that 75% of Venezuelans may have lost an average of 19 pounds in the last year as widespread food shortages continue. Nearly a third of the population are now eating two meals a day or less. The survey also shows that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line to buy food and other necessities. A sense of hopelessness has engulfed the country, and most no longer have an incentive or the strength to protest against the government and its policies as was happening two years ago. Government roundups of opposition politicians continue. Venezuela is clearly well on its way to becoming a failed state.

2016-11-1 Venezuela is telling hungry city dwellers to grow their own food. Washington Post

2016-10-21 Planet Money Podcast #731: How Venezuela Imploded

2016-8-23 Venezuela’s latest response to food shortages: Ban lines outside bakeries

2016-05-04 Hungry Venezuelans Hunt Dogs, Cats, Pigeons as Food Runs Out. Economic Crisis and Food Shortages Lead to Looting and Hunting Stray Animals  

Sabrina Martín. April 27, 2016. Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity. PanAmPost.

Food Producers Alert They Have Only 15 Days Left of Inventory amid Rampant Inflation

“Despair and violence is taking over Venezuela. The economic crisis sweeping the nation means people have to withstand widespread shortages of staple products, medicine, and food.  So when the Maduro administration began rationing electricity this week, leaving entire cities in the dark for up to 4 hours every day, discontent gave way to social unrest.

On April 26, people took to the streets in three Venezuelan states, looting stores to find food.

Maracaibo, in the western state of Zulia, is the epicenter of thefts: on Tuesday alone, Venezuelans raided pharmacies, shopping malls, supermarkets, and even trucks with food in seven different areas of the city.

Although at least nine people were arrested, and 2,000 security officers were deployed in the state, Zulia’s Secretary of Government Giovanny Villalobos asked citizens not to leave their homes. “There are violent people out there that can harm you,” he warned.

In Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, citizens reported looting in at least three areas of the city. Twitter users reported that thefts occurred throughout the night in the industrial zone of La California, Campo Rico, and Buena Vista.  The same happened in Carabobo, a state in central Venezuela.

Supermarkets employees from Valencia told the PanAm Post that besides no longer receiving the same amount of food as before, they must deal with angry Venezuelans who come to the stores only to find out there’s little to buy.

Purchases in supermarkets are rationed through a fingerprint system that does not allow Venezuelans to acquire the same regulated food for two weeks.

Due to the country’s mangled economy, millions must stand in long lines for hours just to purchase basic products, which many resell  for extra income as the country’s minimum wage is far from enough to cover a family’s needs.

On Wednesday, the Venezuelan Chamber of Food (Cavidea) said in a statement that most companies only have 15 days worth of stocked food.

According to the union, the production of food will continue to dwindle because raw materials as well as local and foreign inputs are depleted.

In the statement, Cavidea reported that they are 300 days overdue on payments to suppliers and it’s been 200 days since the national  government last authorized the purchase of dollars under the foreign currency control system.

The latest Survey of Living Conditions (Encovi) showed that more than 3 million Venezuelans eat only twice a day or less. The rampart inflation and low wages make it increasingly more difficult for people to afford food.

“Fruits and vegetables have disappeared from shopping lists. What you buy is what fills your stomach more: 40 percent of the basic groceries is made up of corn flour, rice, pasta, and fat”.

But not even that incomplete diet Venezuelans can live on because those food products are hard to come by. Since their prices are controlled by the government, they are scarce and more people demand them.

The survey also notes the rise of diseases such as gastritis, with an increase of 25 percent in 2015, followed by poisoning (24.11 percent), parasites (17.86 percent), and bacteria (10.71 percent).

The results of this study are consistent with the testimony of Venezuelan women, who told the PanAm Post that because “everything is so expensive” that they prefer to eat twice a day and leave lunch for their children. That way they can make do with the little portions they can afford.”

energyskeptic.com



44 Comments on "Venezuela collapse: looting, hunger, blackouts"

  1. onlooker on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 7:41 pm 

    Russia vasically telling the US, sorry your days of Empire are over
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/22/russia-gives-us-red-line-venezuela.html

  2. makati1 on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 8:38 pm 

    “Political force is out. Military force is out. Respect international law and Venezuela’s sovereignty. That’s Russia’s eminently reasonable ultimatum to Washington.”

    I don’t think China would stand aside either.

    “Russia and China, heavily invested in Venezuela, warily watch the political turmoil”

    https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-venezuela-russia-china-20190125-story.html

    The US no longer has a free hand to plunder the world’s smaller countries. Thank gawd!

  3. twocats on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 9:13 pm 

    Only countries that have suffered serious political and economic disruption have had the types of production declines venezuela has had.

    there’s very little doubt that this “collapse” is “natural” – the vaca muerta oil is probably just as efficient to produce as US shale oil – though I’d like to see some analysis of that.

  4. Theedrich on Sat, 23rd Mar 2019 11:30 pm 

    70%+ of U.S. youth are incapable of military service.  This, according to General Joseph Dunford, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman on a C-SPAN talk, Thursday, 2019 March 21, answering to a Georgetown student’s question.  (The conversation is purchasable at https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4787223/general-dunford-meet-google-concerns-business-indirectly-benefits-chinese-military.)  He mentions that “there are certain critical areas where serious deficiencies exist.”  Among them he specifies, “We are short literally a couple of thousand pilots across the services.  … [I]t’s a stiff competition for some individuals in our intelligence and high-tech fields and so forth.” (Forget the fact, o general, that few high-IQ Whites want to work for a corrupt, cornholer-friendly, anti-White national system founded on bottomless hypocrisy and on hate for the people who, however religiously misguided, nonetheless founded this nation.)

    As both Cloggie and Makati1 have written or alluded to in various posts, the physical, intellectual and psychological quality of the American populace has degenerated drastically in the past half century.  Many others elsewhere have noted the same thing in one way or another.  Meanwhile, the decaying masses keep demanding more freebies, more socialism, and in general more fantasia, with no care for the future.  Just like the Yidmedia tell them.

    The power-hungry Democrats could not care less about this deterioration — nay, collapse.  They want yet more mud parasites from outhouse countries, yet more genetic defects, yet more diseases and psychopathologies to invade Whiteland, so that they can do more virtue-signaling about “compassion” and “anti-racism.”  Both the RINOs and the DeepState concur in such demands.  While the horror of the narco-crisis grows daily, Congress passes “bipartisan” legislation pretending to combat the problem, even though the honorables know that their legalisms will have little to no effect.  (But there must be no border wall, no, no, no!)  Meanwhile Yankeedom peppers the world with ever more military adventures, balloons its already $22 trillion debt, and threatens the globe with nuclear annihilation.

    To the few awake observers around, it should be glaringly evident that no matter how many technological inventions appear (e.g.:  self-crashing electric cars out of driver control;  wonderful, self-crashing new airplanes;  nuclear missile systems depending on floppy disks), the entire complex is doomed to suicide when the populace as a whole becomes psychosomatically degenerate.  Especially when — again, as Cloggie and Makati1 have pointed out — the era of fantasy weapons (aircraft carriers, fragile GPS satellites) is bygone history in a time of hypersonic missiles.  And since the globalist moguls who own the bribe-ocratic Congress want Whitey to destroy himself, that is exactly what they will get.  And more.

  5. Cloggie on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 1:18 am 

    The use of the word “Aryan” is forbidden since 1968. No worries, we invent another one: “Boreal”

    https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boreas_(god)

    Boreas, the Greek God of the northern wind.

    Since last week, liberal champ Holland has gone “full natzi”. In provincial elections the high IQ populists of Thierry Baudet have replaced battering ram populist Geert Wilders, the latter who gets his money from the likes of Pamela Geller and Allan Dershovitz.

    Baudet is the real deal and he is now the largest party in the Netherlands. No doubt he will be PM in a few years time. He has said so, he will.

    In his victory speech he referred to “boreaal Europa”, the Europe of the white race…

    https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/03/21/uil-van-minerva-spreidt-zijn-vleugels-de-bizarre-overwinnings/

    In 2002, the year of the murder of the first populist in the western world, who was about to become pm, I mean Pim Fortuyn, these kind of “boreal statements” would have causef outrage.

    No more.

    I first encountered the Boreas concept in the sublime essay by the Irish-American white nationalist Michael O’Meara, predicting the rise of Boreas: Paris-Berlin-Moscow, that is to replace the West:

    https://toqonline.com/archives/v4n4/TOQv4n4OMeara.pdf

    It has been in the back of my mind since ca 2007, the same time I took interest in peak oil. I dropped peak oil in 2012, but not Paris-Berlin-Moscow.

    Boreas.
    Euro-Siberia.

    And now it’s there, in the heart of Dutch politics.

    A while ago, Baudet spoke for five full hours with US white nationalist Jared Taylor:

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2208499-baudet-sprak-vijf-uur-met-amerikaanse-racist-jared-taylor.html

    The empire media howled:

    “’Baudet sprak vijf uur met Amerikaanse racist Jared Taylor’”

    Baudet easily survived and he is now #1 in Dutch politics. Nobody gives a f* anymore anout the smearword “racist”.

    In continental Europe the left is going to be systematically crushed.

    And once we have destroyed the European left, we’ll come over to North-America and finish the job.

  6. Davy on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 5:00 am 

    “The use of the word “Aryan” is forbidden since 1968. No worries, we invent another one: “Boreal”

    While you racist masturbate your world falls apart. Whites need a backbone and being a whining racist is not a backbone. My god the old white guys here who whine about people of color and women. No wonder male whites are losing strength. It is because of this pussy behavior. My approach is act strong and face the issues. I do believe the destructive open border shit needs to end but the destructive activity is both ways. Whites are still destroying cultures through exploitive economic and military activity. Payback is a bitch. The same will be true for people of color that think they can screw up the social fabric with their fantasy nonsense like we see in the west with people like MOB. It works both ways and at this point in history an internal species civil war will break us up that much quicker. We are heading down the drain as a species but we can slow that down.

  7. Cloggie on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 5:25 am 

    What’s the lingua franca of Europeans going to be… English or Latin?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/24/europa-english-official-language-eu

    https://www.thenewfederalist.eu/europe-needs-a-common-language

    However although English has de-facto become a type of European lingua franca it is a very poor choice as a pan-European language.

    It is basically a creole of Old Dutch and Old Norse and Old French with many borrow words from many other languages with a quite irregular grammar and an irregular orthography and it has a very complex vowel system comparable to modern Dutch and Classical Greek with the result that most Europeans find it quite difficult to learn English

    A much better choice of European lingua franca does exist and it was invented in 1903 by Dr Giuseppe Peano of the University of Turin who subsequently continued to develop his concept and published it in a book in 1931, “Latino Sine Flexione”.

    All European countries, including Russia, consider Roman culture to be an core element of their heritage. That would make Latin to be the prime candidate for a common lingua franca of European civilization.

  8. Davy on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 5:53 am 

    “All European countries, including Russia, consider Roman culture to be an core element of their heritage. That would make Latin to be the prime candidate for a common lingua franca of European civilization.”

    Including Russia??? Show me cloggo.

    ‘That would make Latin to be the prime candidate for a common lingua franca of European civilization.”

    ROTFLO as dumbass lying juanPee says

  9. Theedrich on Sun, 24th Mar 2019 11:57 pm 

    Lingua Latina ut lingua communis Europæa?  Optime!  Semper ad illam innovationem paratus sum, eroque.  Et docti Russici hunc sermonem amant.

  10. makati1 on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 1:10 am 

    Hmm. The Germanic tribes defeated Rome. I doubt they spoke Latin. Rome never got farther north then southern Germania.

    “The Roman plan to complete the conquest and incorporate all of Magna Germania into the Roman Empire was frustrated when three Roman legions under Varus command were annihilated by the German tribesmen in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. Augustus then ordered Roman withdrawal from Magna Germania (completed by AD 16) and established the boundary of the Roman Empire as being the Rhine and the Danube.” WIKI

    I take exception to the comment: “All European countries, including Russia, consider Roman culture to be an core element of their heritage.”

    “Russia’s 160 ethnic groups speak some 100 languages.[1] According to the 2002 census, 142.6 million people speak Russian, followed by Tatar with 5.3 million and Ukrainian with 1.8 million speakers.[14] Russian is the only official state language, but the Constitution gives the individual republics the right to make their native language co-official next to Russian.[15] Despite its wide dispersal, the Russian language is homogeneous throughout Russia. Russian is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken Slavic language.[16] Russian belongs to the Indo-European language family and is one of the living members of the East Slavic languages; the others being Belarusian and Ukrainian (and possibly Rusyn). Written examples of Old East Slavic (Old Russian) are attested from the 10th century onwards.” WIKI

    I don’t see one mention of Latin in that list. Someone needs to do some real history research. Might I suggest the internet? LOL

  11. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 3:28 am 

    Rome never got farther north then southern Germania.

    LOL

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian%27s_Wall

    For years I lived here in the Dutch city of Leiden at exactly this location:

    https://ansichtkaartenbeurs.nl/images/kaarten/zh_8449.jpg

    It is here where I became a “Peak oil” adept (a mistake), but also here where I became a PBM-adherent and white nationalist.

    What you see is the river “Oude Rijn” (Old Rhine). It was the northern most point at the continent the Romans got (in Britain they got even much further North).

    I lived on the right side, the Roman side, stretching all the way to southern Egypt. On the other side of the river was Germania.

    On the other side of the river there is now hotel Mayflower, referring to the location where the “Pilgrim Fathers” embarked on their journey to America.

  12. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 3:29 am 

    https://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/300/index.html

  13. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 3:38 am 

    “All European countries, including Russia, consider Roman culture to be an core element of their heritage. That would make Latin to be the prime candidate for a common lingua franca of European civilization.”

    Including Russia??? Show me cloggo.

    I’m not going to teach history to 12-year olds. Pearls for the swines. Latin WAS the European linguage franca for 1600 years. Few learned English before 1945.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastical_Latin

    Ecclesiastical Latin was the language of liturgical rites in the Catholic Church, as well as the Anglican Church, Lutheran Church, Methodist Church,[1] and in the Western Rite of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  14. makati1 on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 4:02 am 

    cloggie, that is NOT the Germanic area they talk about. You live on the coast, in what was a swamp in Roman times. Yes, Rome was in the UK and border lands of Europe, but not in the north.

    BTW: Latin is a dead language, Cloggie. Only used in science to to assign names to plants and animals. I took two years of that dead language in high school. I doubt it is even offered now.

    Dying religions may still use it to confuse their sheep. But the Muslims don’t speak Latin. Nor do the Asian countries. THOSE are the new masters, not the old West. Be patient. You will see I am correct.

  15. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:14 am 

    Critical support for Comrade Putin for his aid to the bolivarian revolution

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47688711?ocid=socialflow_twitter

    Once a comrade always one..

  16. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:24 am 

    “The Countries with the Most Monstrous Corporate Debt Pileups. US Wimps out in 25th Place!”
    https://tinyurl.com/y37kkkvc wolf street

    #4 Netherlands corporate debt-to-GDP ratio: 170.8%
    https://tinyurl.com/yxk6xqp4

  17. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:34 am 

    “US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA”
    https://tinyurl.com/y5qthpet world nuclear news

    “Capacity additions from plant uprates, combined with shorter refuelling maintenance cycles, enabled the country’s nuclear plants to produce 807.1 million MWh in 2018, surpassing the previous peak figure of 807.0 million MWh which was recorded in 2010.”

  18. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:34 am 

    The European Union has bigger problems to deal with than Brexit

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/24/the-europe-union-has-bigger-problems-to-deal-with-than-brexit

    Don’t worry the idiots there will just blame immigrants, instead of the real issue..Lack of economic growth..

  19. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:42 am 

    I bet clogg gets high on bath salts..I bet he does them and then watches ‘crazy’ amateur youtube conspiracy videos..

  20. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 5:45 am 

    “Solar and wind firms call the ‘Green New Deal’ too extreme”
    https://tinyurl.com/y2vvuhoa rueters

    “WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade. But do not expect the renewable energy firms to endorse it. Representatives of America’s clean energy companies are withholding their support for the climate-fighting plan, calling it unrealistic and too politically divisive for an industry keen to grow in both red and blue states.”

  21. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 6:54 am 

    In contrast to dave’s “Wolfstreet” link, according to the Dutch government national planning agency CPB, dutch corporate debt is relatively low:

    https://www.nu.nl/ondernemen/4891139/schulden-van-nederlandse-bedrijven-relatief-laag.html

    Empire dave talking out of his ass, as usual.

  22. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 6:58 am 

    S&P credit ratings:

    AAA: Holland, Can, Aus, Ger
    AA: USA, UK, France

    LOL

  23. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 7:13 am 

    “Empire dave talking out of his ass, as usual.”

    None of us read Dutch, cloggo, so you are talking out your ass

  24. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 7:14 am 

    S&P credit ratings:

    AAA: Holland, Can, Aus, Ger
    AA: USA, UK, France

    LOL

    Got a Link?

  25. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 8:01 am 

    Look it up yourself.
    Can you?

  26. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 8:25 am 

    Yea the US lost their perfect credit rating back in 2011 when the Republicans lead by Mitt Romney and Michelle ‘batshit’ Bachman refused to raise the debt ceiling..Because Obama refused to extend the George W Bush tax cuts for the rich..They brought the country to the brink of default..This is why the right shouldn’t be able to lead anything..They should be in mental hospitals or in prisons where they belong..

  27. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 8:30 am 

    Davy

    Remember to always check whatever sources clogg gives you..And remember he is very dishonest so chances are the source wont match what he is saying..

    From clog link

    “Dutch companies outside the financial sector have relatively low debts compared to their European counterparts. ”
    https://www.nu.nl/ondernemen/4891139/schulden-van-nederlandse-bedrijven-relatief-laag.html

    Clogg is cherry picking by not looking at the totals including the financial sector..

    See Clogg always lies because he can’t handle anything that doesnt make him feel good..

  28. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 8:41 am 

    “Look it up yourself.
    Can yOh”

    IOW your data is made up

  29. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 9:50 am 

    IOW empire dave is too incompetent to look it up:

    https://tinyurl.com/y6r6qylq

    No surprises here. Dumb as a brick.

  30. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:10 am 

    Not my job cloggo, back up your facts with references or be called out as incompetent.

  31. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:33 am 

    #BREAKING US will not ‘stand idly by’ on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo

    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1110194995573727232

  32. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:47 am 

    And that’s not just an idle threat cloggo, it’s a promise.

    If I can’t win the debate I’ll call you names.

    So there!

  33. lying JuanP post on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:55 am 

    Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:47 am

    And that’s not just an idle threat cloggo, it’s a promise.

    If I can’t win the debate I’ll call you names.

    So there!

  34. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 11:13 am 

    Lying JuanP, are you depressed lately? You are not making much of an effort these days with your dirty activity. Dumbass

  35. Duncan Idaho on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 11:26 am 

    #BREAKING US will not ‘stand idly by’ on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo

    Sorry, the US is out of options.

  36. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 12:06 pm 

    Duncan

    Pompeo is a big fat tub o lard..The right really loves their big white ignorant fat asses like Alex Jones, Rush, Sean Humanity, Newt Gingrich, Pat Buchanan, etc..

  37. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 1:00 pm 

    OOps

    “It’s Coming”: Graham Vows To Investigate FBI’s “Unprofessional Conduct” And ‘Troubling’ Behavior By Lynch, Comey”
    https://tinyurl.com/y4tvax6y zero hedge

    “Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a Monday press conference that he’s going to get to the bottom of “unprofessional conduct” and “shady behavior” by the Justice Department and the FBI surrounding the 2016 US election, and will call on Attorney General William Barr to appoint another Special Counsel “that would look into what happened with the FISA warrant,” and “what happened with the counterintelligence investigation.”

    “Meanwhile in the House, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is reportedly preparing criminal referrals for individuals who “perpetuated this hoax,” according to journalist Paul Sperry.”

  38. Davy on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 1:04 pm 

    OOOPsee

    “Michael Avenatti Arrested In Extortion Plot Against Nike, Embezzled Client Funds”
    https://tinyurl.com/y4frpnxj zero hedge

    “Just minutes after lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted his tease of a press conference tomorrow claiming Nike is involved in a college basketball scandal, Bloomberg reports that Avenatti was just charged by federal prosecutors in New York with attempting to extort millions of dollars out of Nike Inc. by threatening to release damaging information about the company, which did not meet his demands.”

    :Update 2: This is just getting more surreal. A second set of charges allege he embezzled a client’s money in order to pay his own expenses and debts — as well as those of his coffee business and law firm — and also defrauded a bank by using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans.”

  39. Zero Hedge for JuanPee and MOB on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 1:07 pm 

    Special for you lying JuanPee and twinkle (MOB). Two Zero Hedge articles.

  40. Cloggie on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 2:06 pm 

    Hmm. The Germanic tribes defeated Rome. I doubt they spoke Latin. Rome never got farther north then southern Germania.

    But not before the Romans defeated a subset of Germanic tribes:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavi_(Germanic_tribe)

    As far north as today’s Netherlands.

    Btw, Lating is still lingua france in Dutch parliament, I kid you not:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUnhijtzsuA

    This is Thierry Baudet, the new rising star of European right-wing populism, who opened a speech in Latin, thereby attacked the factionum cartellum, the Dutch system party cartel.

    Here again Thierry Baudet, now in military battle gear, mocking the Dutch government about the poor state of the Dutch military:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dh15ZipMxI

    LOL

    “Boreal” victory speech last week, now he is the biggest party in Holand (English subs)

    Baudet addressing Oxford Union:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnYZYMU_RYs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLsSA8osEcQ

    Baudet in America:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hXVTX-Rg8s

  41. DavySkum Discredited Conspiracies on Mon, 25th Mar 2019 10:37 pm 

    Time for DavySkum to hit the old discredited conspiracy theory trail. We will be sure to add this one to your long list of crap such as PizzaGate and Seth Rich.

    More Zero Hedge right-wing conspiracy porn.

    “It’s Coming”: Graham Vows To Investigate FBI’s “Unprofessional Conduct” And ‘Troubling’ Behavior By Lynch, Comey”

  42. Davy/Sybil on Tue, 26th Mar 2019 3:25 am 

    Hello. Goodbye. Stick your face in cherry pie.

    Hello,

    I thought it was about time that I introduced everyone to my multiple personalities, many of whom you already know quite well.

    Davy:

    This is my super ego home plate personality.

    fmr-paultard:

    I employ this sock puppet when I am feeling quirky and playful, although always supportive of me.

    Pablo:

    This is my ebony twink self I masterbate thinking about. You may recall I shared with everyone how I met my ebony twink lover. Just to recap, I was looking to trick at what of my favorite haunts, the trails and restrooms in Forest Park, St. Louis. On this particular day, after consuming a quart of Ripple, I passed out and when I awoke, I discovered Pablo was painting my toenails. It was love at first sight.

    Sum:

    Whenever I am feeling particularly cornered, I reach out to my Iranian self-I mean friend-for support. Sum likes to provide me with overly fawning praise.

    Now you know four of me. More to follow in the coming days. Please be sure to say hello whenever one of these guys is posting.

  43. I'm so depressed JuanP on Tue, 26th Mar 2019 4:12 am 

    Posted this:

    Davy/Sybil on Tue, 26th Mar 2019 3:25 am

  44. Theedrich on Tue, 26th Mar 2019 5:27 am 

    Sorry, Mak, Latin is NOT dead. Many of us still speak it (with many neo-Latin words to match modern concepts, such as computatrum).  We also have frequent get-togethers (« commorationes, » et cetera) in which all the members SPEAK Latin.

    I might also mention that the usual objection to learning Latin is some excuse like “I spent 4 years learning Latin in high school and have never used it since.”  The same can be said for algebra, geometry, history, much of English, and other topics (gender studies, anyone?).  The deeper understanding of language and speech which Latin imprints on our unconscious is ignored in such statements.

    Those who have never learned Latin have a hard time with English, and often speak a degraded form of it.  Their excuse is “you know what I mean.”  Yes, and I know when my cats mean when they meow for food.

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