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Offline Marlelar

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« on: August 06, 2015, 10:01:23 PM »
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  • Is anyone here from Venezuela?  What is it really like?  Is this story overblown?

    looting and violence

    Venzuela seems to be the poster child for economic chaos, a lesson for all of us as to what could happen regardless of where we live.

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    « Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 10:54:39 PM »
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  • Venezuela is the poster child for everything wrong with socialism. It is a TRAINWRECK of a country. That's exactly how it is.
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    « Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 09:51:37 PM »
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  • I think the globalist want all countries to be "trainwrecks", and we are willing accomplices to our own demise.

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    « Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 08:58:23 AM »
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    I think the globalist want all countries to be "trainwrecks", and we are willing accomplices to our own demise.


    You are right.  Most countries are facing economic problems.  
    The world is in crisis because it is becoming atheist.
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    « Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 12:45:06 PM »
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    I think the globalist want all countries to be "trainwrecks", and we are willing accomplices to our own demise.


    You are right.  Most countries are facing economic problems.  
    The world is in crisis because it is becoming atheist.


    Perhaps if the 3rd secret had been released in 1960 as directed we would have avoided these type of things.

    I think the world is in a sorry state thanks to the disobedience of the Catholic hierarchy.


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    « Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 01:40:52 AM »
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  • Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis has hit the Church in a unique way: the production of Hosts fell 60 percent during the past month, affecting three states in the South American country.

    Giovanni Luisio Mass, prior of the Order of Poor Knights of Christ of the Temple of Jerusalem, explained to local media that the shortage of unleavened wheat flour needed to make Hosts has been acute for a month now.

    According to Caracol TV, the monthly production of Hosts has dropped from 80,000 to 30,000. This drop, Mass indicated, has affected every parish in three Venezuelan states. He added that they can only send 1,500 Hosts to the parishes in the north of the country, because there is no longer enough flour to make the 8,000 they have always needed.

    Several parishes, along with the local communities, have organized to search for the wheat flour needed for the Hosts.

    Venezuela is dealing with shortages including food, toilet paper, medicines, auto parts, chocolate, oil, and clothes irons. According to the Central Bank of Venezuela, food prices went up 92 percent last year, and during the last ten years inflation has risen 1,250 percent.

    According to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, since 2003 the Venezuelan government has imposed price controls on 165 products, including cooking oil, soap, milk, flour, cereals, toilet paper , cleaning products, detergent, diapers, toothpaste, and sugar. The local currency has plummeted in value.

    As a result, price-controlled commodities are affordable, but disappear from shelves in no time, often to be resold on the black market at market rates. And the good that are not price-controlled, are unafforable because of the devalued currency.

    The government has also instituted policies to control sales, such as distributing tickets for the purpose of taking turns at the supermarkets, and placing digital fingerprint readers in the stores to prevent people from exceeding the allotted amount of products they could buy.

    According to the BBC, every day Venezuelans have to form long lines at the supermarkets, but often they do not find the products they need and have to get in another line.

    On average, a Venezuelan spends five hours a week shopping. The BBC quoted the Venezuelan polling company Datanálisis that said that in 80 percent of the supermarkets there is a shortage of basic goods. Consequently the black market, where the price is four times higher, has grown, and 65 percent of the people in lines outside the supermarkets are people who will resell what they buy.

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/shortages-in-venezuela-mean-priests-are-running-out-of-hosts-76481/

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    « Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 08:27:06 PM »
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  • In America, there is tons of wheat.  The price of wheat is extremely low too.

    It doesn't make sense that there is shortage in Venezuela.
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    « Reply #7 on: August 18, 2015, 10:50:19 PM »
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  • Quote from: Viva Cristo Rey
    In America, there is tons of wheat.  The price of wheat is extremely low too.

    It doesn't make sense that there is shortage in Venezuela.

    That is what happens when the government cotrols everything. Nothing makes sense.


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    « Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 12:33:40 AM »
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    In America, there is tons of wheat.  The price of wheat is extremely low too.

    It doesn't make sense that there is shortage in Venezuela.


    They have shortages because the value of their money has plummeted and they cannot import enough of what they need.  Everything cost more because their money is worth less on the international market.  Also, the price of oil has plummeted so they are not earning what they used to for a barrel of oil.  I'm sure their political instability works into the equation some where or other too.

    I suspect that their ability to produce food locally has been sapped also, perhaps the local farmers have been bankrupted?  I don't know for sure.

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    « Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 03:00:22 AM »
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    In America, there is tons of wheat.  The price of wheat is extremely low too.

    It doesn't make sense that there is shortage in Venezuela.

    That is what happens when the government cotrols everything. Nothing makes sense.


    And also, it's what happens when you try to run a country with liberation theology. Hugo Chávez, who founded the Socialist farce we see today, was a self-described "devout Catholic" who thought Jesus would be a Communist (very typical Liberation theology ideas).
    Tío Samuel, ven pa 'aca

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    « Reply #10 on: August 19, 2015, 05:58:07 AM »
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    In America, there is tons of wheat.  The price of wheat is extremely low too.

    It doesn't make sense that there is shortage in Venezuela.

    That is what happens when the government cotrols everything. Nothing makes sense.


    And also, it's what happens when you try to run a country with liberation theology. Hugo Chávez, who founded the Socialist farce we see today, was a self-described "devout Catholic" who thought Jesus would be a Communist (very typical Liberation theology ideas).


    And it is going on in our country.  

    And yet many here take things for granted including Holy Communion.

    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)


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    « Reply #11 on: August 19, 2015, 06:12:11 AM »
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  • And most of our Catholic political leaders talk like communists.
    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)

     

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