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Wheels coming off in Venezuela

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mr981, May 16, 2016.

  1. Mr981

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    Look at the situation as a preview of what could very well happen here in the US of A
     

  3. Bruce M

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    This latest might make it look like a third world crap ho...ohh wait. Never mind.
     
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    I guarantee some people will try to use the economic collapse as an excuse to let "migrants" from Venezuela come here to the US.
     
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    Exploiting crude oil as their only economic resource for export was what let to their current situation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease). Also, massive social programs that can only work with the government capital to pay for them.

    Even when crude oil was going for >$100/barrel, they were still starting to have problems. The crude oil is garbage compared to the light, sweet crude from the middle east. It's expensive to extract and expensive to refine. And with the nationalization of their one resource, no one in the private sector had any interest in developing cheaper extraction/refining methods.

    Crude is around $40/barrel, row. Venezuela would need it to be around $140/barrel for things to go back to normal.
     
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    Brazil and Ecuador are on deck. Both with lefty governments pandering to the mob, and destroyed economies as a result. Argentina booted a lefty (Fernandez) and might have a shot at recover.
     
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    The difference here is that WE can Keep and Bear Arms. The Venezuelan's had their rights stripped and arms confiscated just a few years ago by these jack booted Nazi thugs. When THAT happens here, it's on! :50cal:
     
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    Tucker Carlson mentioned last night that they disarmed the population and are now developing a civil militia to keep the mobs in check. So since they are about to be ousted from power and do not want that to happen, they will stay in power at the end of a gun. Might make a mental note the next time some lefty ahole begins spouting off about disarming the population pointing out Venezuala as an example of why this is a bad idea.
     
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    Bolivia has a crooked, commie president. Not far behind Venezuela.

    I spent 7 yrs in chile, South americas best success.
     
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    Sure does look like a melt down coming.
     
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    We should do a reverse immigration scheme. All the working people vote for open immigration to the US then gather up our guns and move to some South American country and take over. Kill all the communists and some of those would be great countries.
     
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    Communism seems to be have a predicably rough time all over the world. Always has - there is no other possible outcome. The Chinese get by with an economy that is better described as "national capitalism" based on communist quasi-slave labor.
     
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    Hell of a magician too. Somehow made a woman's underwear dissappear and reappear in his glove compartment! :rofl:
     
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    I've done that. It's the magic of tequila.
     
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    China is in the same boat as every communist country. They are 100% dependent of idiots supporting them. If every stopped propping up their economy via favored trade status and such they too would implode pretty quick.

    They do have an advantage that they aren't total retards like Chavez and the rest of the CA communists. They understand their place and are smart enough to play the long game.
     
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    There were some protests here yesterday because of whatever is going on there.
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