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2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.
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2/19/2015 4:01:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Am always wary of a country that decries the evils of capitalism, yet finances its government and social programs by flogging off oil to their big fat capitalist neighbours. So I am riding my bike to reduce world wide oil demand to further reduce the price of oil so that I can declare economic war on Venezuela.
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2/19/2015 4:57:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Sheesh.

Thanks Obama.
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5/24/2015 2:00:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.

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5/24/2015 2:01:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/24/2015 2:00:51 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.

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5/24/2015 2:07:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/24/2015 2:01:52 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/24/2015 2:00:51 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.

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5/24/2015 12:40:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.
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5/24/2015 9:36:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/24/2015 2:07:47 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 5/24/2015 2:01:52 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/24/2015 2:00:51 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
So I don't really have any particular point I wish to make with this thread (aside from a 3am sarcastic jab at their econ policies, and I probably could have put it in the Econ forum) but I was doing some unrelated research and I kept coming across these articles that distracted me, and ultimately made me ask myself, have I declared economic war on Venezuela?

While I don't think I have, maybe I have unknowingly, and If you haven't, you might be the only one.

It goes without saying that Venezuela's economy has been struggling lately. It's mostly dependent on oil prices, which have fallen, and it's currency has been struggling. Naturally the government has to do what it can to maintain some stability.

Recently Venezuela arrested two executives from their largest drugstore chain as part of an investigation into what authorities say are illegal practices contributing to the country's chronic shortages.

President Nicolas Maduro has been blasting owners of major retail chains that he accuses of conspiring with opponents to wage an "economic war" against his socialist government.

So Venezuela's largest drug chain has apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.foxbusiness.com...

As mentioned, Venezuela's currency has had issues. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging "economic war" in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the government owes them in ticket revenue.

So Venezuela's airlines have apparently declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.latimes.com...

Food supply has also become an issue in Venezuela. The head of a supermarket chain taken over by the Venezuelan government rejected on Sunday charges that the company was hoarding foodstuffs to destabilize the economy, arguing that its warehouse had only three days supply of basic goods.

Naturally the above head of this supermarket chain would deny the Venezuelan governments charges, but it seems obvious that his company probably has declared economic war on Venezuela.

http://www.nytimes.com...

As mentioned, oil prices are an integral part of the Venezuelan economy. With prices falling, this is naturally very harmful for said economy.

President Nicolas Maduro said the economy had been hit by political instability and falling oil prices.

He accused the United States of flooding the markets with oil as part of an economic war against Russia.

So the US is engaged in an economic war against Venezuela. Though to be fair, the geopolitical realities make this one pretty obvious.

http://www.bbc.com...

Not to be outdone by the US though, fast food chains have to get in on the act as well as economic war against Venezuela is apparent en vogue.

McDonald's is finding itself under attack in Venezuela both for not selling french fries and for selling them.

Hours after The Associated Press reported Tuesday that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War against Venezuela."

So McDonalds is apparently engaged in an economic war against Venezuela.

http://latino.foxnews.com...

So I don't really have much of a point here except to say that if only everyone stopped declaring economic war against Venezuela, then maybe the government's perfectly reasonable economic policies might finally work.

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5/14/2016 12:05:34 PM
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The answer? Yes.

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5/15/2016 11:34:42 PM
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At 2/19/2015 4:57:03 AM, FaustianJustice wrote:
Sheesh.

Thanks Obama.

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5/16/2016 12:05:25 AM
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Why not? The sooner they hit rock-bottom, the sooner they'll come to their senses and stop electing moonbats like Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.
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5/23/2016 3:01:21 AM
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At 2/19/2015 3:16:50 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

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