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    Chavez Calls Bush A Donkey

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    I think he should repeat himself more.

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    since you find Chavez so funny I'm sure you'll get a good laugh out of this!!

    Venezuela's Chavez compares Israel to Hitler

    DUBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday blasted Israel for its attacks against Lebanon and Palestinians, comparing its operations to those of Hitler.

    In an interview with Qatar-based Al Jazeera television, Chavez also slammed U.S. backing for Israel, describing Washington as a "Dracula always searching for oil and blood".

    "The Israeli offensive against the Palestinians and Lebanon is an aggression that we feel targets us also. It is an unjustified aggression that is being carried out in the style of (Adolf) Hitler, in a Fascist fashion," he said, referring to the leader of Nazi Germany.

    "They (Israelis) are doing what Hitler did against the Jews. They are killing innocent children and whole families," he said in the remarks dubbed in Arabic.

    On Thursday, Chavez said he ordered the withdrawal of Venezuela's ambassador to Israel in protest.

    The Lebanon war, which erupted after Hizbollah snatched two Israeli soldiers in a border raid on July 12, has coincided with an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip to recover another captured soldier and halt Palestinian rocket fire.

    Chavez, on a visit to Doha where Al Jazeera is based, said Israel was carrying out an "imperialist offensive" against Lebanon and the Palestinians that was orchestrated by the United States as part of a bid to control the energy-rich region.

    "The American hand is pushing them. It is behind the Israeli aggression, it is an imperialist aggression ... and Israel is one of the imperialist tools."

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L04656541.htm
    then again based on your previous anti-Israeli posts you probably agree with Chavez....

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    Gotta love Chavez. Unless, of course, you know anything about the state of the venezualan oil industry since he's taken control http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/08/29/what-a-surprise-2/

    Bolivia's move to nationalize their oil reserves and make the state control it has been failing miserably, once again proving that such socialist moves never work, as I have said here before. The reasons why the program is failing? Well, where to begin? First, there is that whole thing with Brazil being mad at its assets and investments being nationalized by a neighboring country's government, to the degree that it slashed its future investments in Bolivia from 2 Billion US dollars to a measly 90 million. This of course will lead other Oil investors to follow suit, like European Repsol, which announced that it had enough of the Persecution of Bolivian authorities and will cut investment in Bolivia. More companies will surely follow suit. Morales' response?

    Bolivian President Evo Morales said yesterday in a speech
    that the country never planned to throw out foreign companies or
    expropriate their assets “but they can't act likes bosses or
    owners, they need to be partners,'' newspaper El Pais reported
    today.
    Hard to be partners with people who continue hold a gun to your head, dont ya think?

    Anyway, back to this debacle..

    Of course you can't have socialism without corruption or mismanagment, and both are present here. The Bolivian Oil minister -a political appointee by Morales- just got censured for his managment of the nationalization plan , which was his idea in the first place, and therefore resigned. And the head of the Bolivian Oil state company-also appointed by Morales- has been mired by allegation of corruption for so long that he finally quit today. Morales, of course, can't figure out what went wrong. Socialism happend dude. Maybe looking at Venezeula's state of oil production, which yáll look up to as a great example of socialism done right, might give you a hint of what is going wrong.

    Morales and Palacio should look carefully at
    Venezuela's example and take heed, he says. "It's clear this oil-rich
    country is moving backward, and eventually it will all end badly."

    The state oil company, PDVSA, reports production
    of 3.3 million barrels a day. There is no way to independently confirm
    this, and most outside analysts, including the International Energy
    Agency, say that PDVSA's numbers are inflated and that production is
    closer to 2.6 million barrels per day.

    But whatever the real output, Venezuela is
    raking in more petrodollars than ever because of the high price of oil.
    When Chvez came into office in 1999, the country reported production of
    3.5 million barrels per day and, with oil selling at about $15 per
    barrel, was making just over $18 billion a year.

    This month, with oil at about $70 a barrel,
    PDVSA Finance Director Eudomario Carruyo told Reuters he expects
    revenue to top $85 billion this year. PDVSA officials have reportedly
    said that oil production will increase to 4 million barrels per day by
    2012.

    Furthermore, in part thanks to Chvez plowing
    billions of those petrodollars into new housing, free medical care,
    adult literacy projects and other social programs, Venezuelans perceive
    the industry to be exceedingly robust now.

    "Normal people don't care about whether
    production is 3.3 million barrels per day or 2.6. For them, the oil is
    huge and forever," says Alfredo Keller, an independent pollster in
    Caracas.

    What's the problem?

    The problem, says Ochoa, is that politicizing
    the industry has rotted it, and served both to empty PDVSA of its best
    professionals, and to scare foreign partners away from new investment.


    "It is generally safe to assume a pretty steep
    fall in PDVSA production over the last few years," says Jack Sweeney, a
    former analyst at Stratfor, a private intelligence agency, and now an
    independent consultant in Caracas.


    Maria Mercedes Febres was a senior engineer at
    PDVSA until 2000, when, she says, she "saw the writing on the wall,"
    and quit. "Political appointees were taking over from qualified
    long-timers, and I knew it was going downhill," she says. Most of her
    friends stayed on, but their frustration with the political cronyism
    finally exploded in a strike in 2002.


    Chvez refused to negotiate and fired about 18,000 workers, many of them top engineers.

    "Most of my ex-colleagues left the country. They
    are oil professionals, but here, where the oil industry is in the hands
    of the state, they were blacklisted," says Febres. After the firings,
    she says, the level of professionalism plummeted. "You need to exploit
    your oil efficiently — and for that you depend on technology and
    maintenance. We have neither."


    Foreign partners pull back

    Meanwhile, Venezuela's joint partners —
    companies such as Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and British Petroleum —
    are also slowing production here.

    […]

    Oil minister and PDVSA director Rafael Ramirez
    promised output in those fields would soon rise. In fact, the opposite
    has happened. According to industry reports, output has steadily fallen
    in foreign-operated fields.
    The largest drop was at Royal Dutch Shell's
    Urdaneta field, where output fell to 43,400 barrels per day in March
    from 46,900 barrels per day in October.

    […]

    But, while most companies desperate for oil won't pull out, they will
    slow their rate of investment. "When the rent goes up, you become wary
    of new investment; it's logical," he says.
    So, let's recoup shall we? The Nationalization of assets type of Socialism is bad because: 1) It drives away foreign investmen t and 2) It appoints people who are both incompetent and corrupt, but happen to be close to the person in power, in positions of control of such assets, which they always, slowly but surely, run into the ground. It happend in Russia, It happend in Egypt, It happend all over South America and it's happening now in the new Chavista states. Just wait and see, and dont forget to blame the foreign companies'and their conspiracies for everything when it all fails. Ok?

    Or care about freedom of speech:

    Chavez calls this revolution "Bolivarian," named after the South American liberator, Simon Bolivar. But for his opponents, this revolution has been anything but liberating.

    Maria-Corina Machado, opposition leader and mother of three, faces prison time for simply taking grant money from the National Endowment for Democracy, a program of the United States Congress.

    "This is a country where anyone who dares to think and speak differently from the government,” said Machado, “is seen as an enemy."

    Machado's group Sumate used the money to educate citizens in democracy. But the Chavez government accused Machado of plotting with the U.S. to overthrow it.

    Machado commented, "I have three kids and I tell my kids that their mom could go to jail because of conspiracy, treason to my country, rebellion. These are the kinds of charges put against us."

    Opposition figure Enrique Capriles has already spent four months in jail. He told CBN News that he was only released because the street protests over his jail sentence had become an embarrassment to the government.

    And at the TV channel Globovision, TV talk show host Leopoldo Castillo has had to learn to keep his acid tongue in check. There is a new censorship law against insulting President Chavez.

    Castillo remarked, "David Letterman, every day, in tonight's show, he makes fun of President Bush. Nothing happens. Here, with a new law, if you make fun of the president, of the senior officer of the Supreme Court, of any minister, you can go to jail.”
    Or, you know, believe the Holocaust happened or that the Jews don't control the world:

    An important early advisor to Chavez was an Argentine Holocaust-denier named Norberto Ceresole.

    Ceresole believed that Latin America must forge alliances with Arab nations to fight against the United States and what Ceresole called "the Jewish financial mafia." And a few months ago, Chavez played a major role in the first South American-Arab Summit in Brazil, which attacked both the United States and Israel as the chief enemies of Latin America.

    or would prefer to fight terrorists, rather than succor them:


    And although his government repeatedly denies it, a large body of evidence suggests that Chavez is harboring and supporting the FARC guerillas of neighboring Colombia, one of the largest and most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world.

    http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/050531a.aspx


    I gotta tell you, I am totally shocked that fatman likes this guy. It's so out of character . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggin94it
    Gotta love Chavez. Unless, of course, you know anything about the state of the venezualan oil industry since he's taken control http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/08/29/what-a-surprise-2/



    Or care about freedom of speech:



    Or, you know, believe the Holocaust happened or that the Jews don't control the world:




    or would prefer to fight terrorists, rather than succor them:





    http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/050531a.aspx


    I gotta tell you, I am totally shocked that fatman likes this guy. It's so out of character . . .
    there is a video on YouTube I tried to pull up and post...it shows basically since 1998 when he took over the country and some of the nicer spots/buildings/gardens/sites are dilapidated and basically in the sh!tter...

    My father in law's cousin immigrated from Italy to Venezuala- he said it gets worse by the day...

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    found it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S96o6...elated&search=

    this thakns to the man the left embraces and Jimmy Carter helped secure his re-election....

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    Chavez is a punk. Unfortunately the doctors threw out the baby and kept the afterbirth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    ...he took over the country and some of the nicer spots/buildings/gardens/sites are dilapidated and basically in the sh!tter...

    Are you talking about Detroit or Newark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan
    Are you talking about Detroit or Newark?


    Nice touch with the Violins

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