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Venezuela enacts "law of fair prices", with 10-year imprisonment for hoarding

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Heh. I can see a whole bunch of buying and reselling ad infinitum to arrive/achieve X profit via insiders/colluders. they sound like Nazis
     
  3. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Godwin. Game over.

    That was fast.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I get to the point.
     
  5. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    "America 2016"
     
  7. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    The governments there devalue their currency so often that people found that buying & holding new appliances was the best way to retain their buying power. Looks like they can't even do that anymore without being called a hoarder and doing 10 years...
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Actually this is exactly what happened in the post "french" revolution era. The whole communist "Egalitarian" concept

    If you want to understand this twisted mentality, I highly recommend Raphael Sabatinis novel Scaramouche, The King Maker
     
  9. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Liberals love this stuff. To liberals the only reason this has never worked is because the wrong people where in control. Now in the US liberals have the right people in control and look how well it's working. All hail king Obama!
     
  10. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I would probably be in prison for 10yrs if I lived there.
     
  11. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    The greatest thing about silly capricious laws are that they are enforced in a silly and capricious manner by silly and capricious authorities. I expect a whole lot of "middle" income people to be caught and prosecuted by this, whereas the elites in Caracas go unpunished, and the unwashed masses in the countryside wonder why their standard of living continues to slide towards the abyss.
     
  12. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You sure your talking about Venezuela and not the US? You could easily change Caracas for Washington DC and the story fits. Our standard of living is also sliding towards the abyss.
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    In that french era, most of us would be in voluntary, preemptive exile or meet the National Barber, Madame Guillotine

    Don't be too sure it isn't coming here. Better to fight
     
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  14. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Absolutely!

    Let's base our political decisions on fiction!

    None of it "fits".

    My standard of living has gone through the roof in the last twenty years. So "our" standard of living averages out.
     
  15. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    What, no Fandango?
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The noose tightens around our necks
    Off To Idaho!
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It is classic historical fiction based on fact and you aren't fit to shine Sabatinis shoes, however you might make a good Chabot :D

    His standard of living also soared just before his timely demise
     
  18. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    So,,,this is an ethnic cooking post?????????
     
  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Chabot is, in Sabatinis book, a pompus egalitarian communist who is suckered into a web of destruction by his own greed and lack of true moral compass
     
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  20. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    No. It's another example of preferring fiction to reality.