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Old 06-11-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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That was an awful, unecessary, wrong and rude remark about Venezuelans... I can blame your ignorance for the way you expressed yourself about a country you know nothing about, but it's a shame to have people like you make such bad comments without any knowledge whatsoever. Hope you find something better to do with your time.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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They seem to be bringing a positive effect. They are usually really wealthy/ educated people that are moving in, not Miami types. They can also be really pretentious...

That "really pretentious" is exactly why their own country has failed. These were the power people back in Venezuela, the ruling class that could have promoted change and reform but were perfectly happy to keep the corruption and two-class society going.

Now they expect to be given a large portion of our country to make their own. They'll bring along their servants of course. They will insist on having all the "niceties" from back home.

And Chavez will view this has a very nice gift from us, because taking all opposition will only allow him to stay in power forever.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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the rich have no use for the poor in venezuela. that is why chavez was elected. the masses of poor knew who could help them and there was a revolution. go to YOUTUBE and watch the truth about how the real people love Chavez. The rich were in power, now they are not! Go Chavez!

also, Venezuela is the only oil producer who gives and supports the poor in the US by giving heating and gas to the poor of US cities. Does EXXon Mobil do this? Absolutely not. So, who lives in the best country where the poor are cared for?

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Old 12-24-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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the rich have no use for the poor in venezuela. that is why chavez was elected. the masses of poor knew who could help them and there was a revolution. go to YOUTUBE and watch the truth about how the real people love Chavez. The rich were in power, now they are not! Go Chavez!

also, Venezuela is the only oil producer who gives and supports the poor in the US by giving heating and gas to the poor of US cities. Does EXXon Mobil do this? Absolutely not. So, who lives in the best country where the poor are cared for?
So where do you live? I hope in Venezuela, or else you're not very consistent or honest.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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also, Venezuela is the only oil producer who gives and supports the poor in the US by giving heating and gas to the poor of US cities. Does EXXon Mobil do this? Absolutely not. So, who lives in the best country where the poor are cared for?
Thank you Chavez and Venezuela for taking care of me, so nice of you to provide me with oil when you aren't getting any profits Viva the Bolivarian Revolution... NOT
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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also, Venezuela is the only oil producer who gives and supports the poor in the US by giving heating and gas to the poor of US cities. Does EXXon Mobil do this? Absolutely not. So, who lives in the best country where the poor are cared for?
I've heard rumors to this effect. If they're true, it's not because Chavez has a special concern for the poor of the US; it's because it's an excellent chance to embarrass the US administration.(there are LOTS of poorer countries than the US; most of them would be HAPPY to get free oil from Chavez, if he was inclined to give it).

Reminds me of a story long ago, at the height of the Cold War (1960's, I think). An impoverished town in West Virginia was dependent upon an aged, decrepit highway bridge for its only access. The bridge was in terrible shape, and it was made worse by the fact that for several hours each day, access to the bridge was interrupted by passing coal trains.

After YEARS of appeals to government authorities, the town's residents contacted the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Washington. Soviet agents were dispatched to West Virginia, assessed the situation, and agreed to construct a new bridge, as a form of 'foreign aid'. Just before the final arrangements, US authorities suddenly decided THEY could make a new bridge,(one that went OVER the river, and OVER the railroad); they did so, the Soviets were not 'needed' after all, (thank you very much), and a HUGE propaganda tool was lost to them...(and the US saved face).

If Chavez is helping the US poor, it's NOT because he 'cares' about them...but it's pretty good 'PR' on his part.
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