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View Poll Results: Is Chavez on Coke
Yes 5 41.67%
No 7 58.33%
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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it's funny how much the left loved this bozo when he was squalling about bush.

now? not so much.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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So many misconceptions on Hugo Chavez. This guy is not a dictator but rather a hero of the middle class and working class (which I suspect most of you are). Perhaps it's time for most of you to stop smoking what CNN is feeding you.

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It just shows you that a psychotic conspiracy theorist can get elected to public office.

Everything with him is an evil plot by rich folk to do something terrible.

I wonder when his toast will be an evil plot to dispose of him by the first world.
Quite true, after all, NED did fund a bunch of business owners to overthrow Chavez in a 2002 coup. US foreign policy towards Chavez has been the same ever since, cooking up a plot to overthrow him. And if you consider the history of Venezuela under US influences where our business interest tried to take over their resources, yeah, Chavez has plenty of reasons to be paranoid.

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I'm sure Chavez gets cocaine for free from the Colombian guerrillas he is friends with.

His election is a result of what income disparity can do. The poor people there love him and he is probably going nowhere.

He is really screwing the upper classes there though. So America learn from Venezuela and make sure we take care of the poor before the poor takes care of us.
Firstly, Chavez and Colombia are enemies, US currently is actively funding Colombian forces as deterrent against Chavez.

Second, his policies are progressive and is in the interest of the people instead of a few. We could've been on good terms with him but we squandered it, so now he rather deals with Russia, China, India, and Brazil instead.

Take the time and listen to what he has to say, there is much truth to his words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejvcP62Cjos
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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I loved the way he told Condi Rice, and the gang to go take a flying leap. No matter what he does, he will have my respect for that at the very least.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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He's not the hero of a middle class lady I know who immigrated to the US to get away from his policies.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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I don't think it's cocaine (although he may imbibe). He's just another nutty, communist, Latin American dictator.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I don't think it's cocaine (although he may imbibe). He's just another nutty, communist, Latin American dictator.

He needs no coke, to make him a miserable controlling, communist dicator, he could take all the coke he wants, who the hell cares.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I think he's CRACK in the head!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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Media representation of Hugo Chávez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International media

[edit] General

Many have made the accusation that international media coverage of Hugo Chávez, and the Bolivarian Revolution, has severely distorted the reality in Venezuela.

Media outlets in the United States, and in other parts of the world, have consistently suggested that Hugo Chavez is a "dictator" or is "headed in that direction",[21][22] in spite of the fact that he and his party have won numerous national elections certified by international observers, and confirmed by independent international polling companies.[23]


After the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and with preparations for war in the U.S., Latin America could not compete for international media coverage. Moises Naim, a former Venezuelan Minister of Trade and Industry and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, argued in early 2003 that the world could no longer afford to ignore Venezuela's deterioration. He stated that Washington had mattered little in the
Venezuelan crisis, and that "Fidel Castro's Cuba ... (had) been far more influential in Caracas than George W. Bush's mighty US", with sustained and effective attention towards its goal of keeping Chávez in power.[24]

The media watchdog FAIR has criticized the New York Times' coverage of Chavez' administration, for instance for its 25 February 2007 article titled "Venezuela Spending on Arms Soars to World’s Top Ranks" [25]. FAIR media watchdog reported that the article did not indicate that the source of this claim came from the USAID governmental organization (which has been accused of being involved in the 2002 failed coup against Chavez [26]). Furthermore, it stated that
"The article also used a confusing and highly misleading measure of arms expenditures. When it uses the phrase "Venezuela's arms spending," it does not mean the amount Venezuela spends on arms, but the amount that it spends buying arms from other countries. If one is interested in the military threat posed by a particular country, its total spending on its military is a more relevant statistic... In Latin America, according to figures compiled by the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Argentina spends almost twice as much on its military as Venezuela, Colombia spends more than three times as much, and Brazil spends about 12 times as much... The United States, as the world's biggest military power, has a military budget roughly 500 times the size of Venezuela. None of this crucial context made it into Romero's piece, though the article does note, in the 19th of 26 paragraphs, that Brazil's army is far larger than Venezuela's... But the article may be inaccurate as well as misleading... The Times' numbers on Venezuelan military spending don't seem to add up... " [27]
On 13 March 2007 the Ontario Press Council upheld a complaint that a series of articles published in the Toronto Star in May 2006 lacked balance due to the absence of comment from Venezuelan government representatives and did not attribute figures about murder rate, poverty and unemployment to opposition sources.[28][29]
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