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Old 11-02-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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This is very interesting indeed!


Venezuelan forces clash with anti-Chavez protesters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces clashed with protesters on Thursday, using tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to break up a march against President Hugo Chavez's plan to scrap term limits.

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Venezuelan forces clash with anti-Chavez protesters | International | Reuters

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I would like to know who is funding the protesters and how much our clandistine outfits are involved. Sounds like a paid protest to me funded by our CIA? and the aristocrats and business owners of South America. they have way too much to loose if Chavez remains in power.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I would like to know who is funding the protesters and how much our clandistine outfits are involved. Sounds like a paid protest to me funded by our CIA? and the aristocrats and business owners of South America. they have way too much to loose if Chavez remains in power.
CIA and our evil "clandestine outfits" didn't get much for their funding - students without shirts throwing rocks.
I think we should throw in our Men in Black to help out.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:51 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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I would like to know who is funding the protesters and how much our clandistine outfits are involved. Sounds like a paid protest to me funded by our CIA? and the aristocrats and business owners of South America. they have way too much to loose if Chavez remains in power.
Greg, you're starting to sound like a totalitarian cheerleader.

Chavez is a thug, and you know it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I would like to know who is funding the protesters and how much our clandistine outfits are involved. Sounds like a paid protest to me funded by our CIA? and the aristocrats and business owners of South America. they have way too much to loose if Chavez remains in power.
wow, could this post be more anti-freedom?

What about the students do not want the freedoms they are used to taken away from them?

Would you protest if say President Bush decided to change term limits, and remove having probable cause to jail someone?
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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It's hard to support Chavez trying to re-elect himself forever.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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Greg, you're starting to sound like a totalitarian cheerleader.

Chavez is a thug, and you know it.
I read one of his previous posts, someting about Chevez being his hero and he was against the rich because "I will never become one"...very sad and depressing thought process of his, like he gave up on life.
Some people are just willing to sacrifice freedom and individualism for the state controlled security blanket.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:46 AM
 
Location: NC
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Next He will be president for life (Hopefully that is short)
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: in my imagination
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I read one of his previous posts, someting about Chevez being his hero and he was against the rich because "I will never become one"...very sad and depressing thought process of his, like he gave up on life.
Some people are just willing to sacrifice freedom and individualism for the state controlled security blanket.
actually he said he would never be a aristocrat,I think he doesn't realize that being rich doesn't imediately make you a aristocrat.The fact is the core principles this country is to do away with aristocracy,so anyone has the potential to succeed in life.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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We don't have an official aristocracy, but we have a pretty effective one nonetheless. I think it's wrong for GregW to accuse the protestors of being "CIA spys" or whatever... but it's also inaccurate to assume from the article that "the people are protesting and being shut down" when the protestors more likely represent a minority of the population. The constitutional reforms are being put up for a referendum... they're not being rammed through by presidential decree. Regardless of what you think of Chavez ("brutal dictator," "Bolivarian reformer," "commie threat," "benevolent democrat,") the Venezuelan people are mostly getting what they ask for.
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