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    Weekend update:

    The 8 days that the EU gave Maduro to call elections expired, a ton of countries now recognize Guaidó as president:
    https://twitter.com/CaracasChron/sta...84164161597440

    The maduro demonstration is a complete joke:

    What the propaganda machine says, and what trully happened: https://twitter.com/EfectoCocuyo/sta...34338855686145

    There is the front page of a goverment newspaper with a similar photo, including a building in construction, that is currently complete. Oops.

    This week's plan is to enter humanitarian help through 3 points, Colombia, Brazil and one of the caribean islands, probably Curaçao, to challenge Maduro to order the military to burn food and medicine that would save the lives of thousands of Venezuelans.
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    I made the huge mistake of reading the comments bellow Trudeau and Pedro Sanches official stance on Venezuela, such a disturbing feeling of disconection that I feel about them, they talk about the deficits of the canadian people, but I don't think that much people over there are dying of malnutrition or liver failure. Or how Spain is comparing the violence on venezuela, with the police brutality of the Catalan referendum of 2017, where there were no deaths, and the victims reports were diluted with "emotional distress", that would be a good day for a Venezuelan demostration, where the actual death toll is diluted with the incarcerated that are illegally detained, tortured and even killed, or the deaths that get chalked up to common crime.

    Or the current "Trump is invading with Bolsonaro in tow!" narrative, completely ignoring that Colombia and Canada have been preeping up the OEA for these actions, and calling out these people, while ignoring the russian-cuban-sirian-chinesse-NorthKorean elephant in the Maduro corner.

    I talk here a lot unprompted, but I worry if this is the breaking point of western civilization, with a Russian stooge in the white house, the Reps not daring to impeach in a pinch, the general population discontent brewing, and populist faning the flames. We are finding easier common ground with those of the extremes of our side, rather than with the moderates of the other side, and that is terryfing.
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    I try to believe in my father who calls this "the darkness before the dawn" or "the dying convulsions of old white guy supremacy". It gets harder.

    For a little happy news, Oregon's recycling rate has gone way up:
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    Sorry, if these 20 years have taught me anything, is that things always can get worse: https://www.caracaschronicles.com/20...sion-children/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    I try to believe in my father who calls this "the darkness before the dawn" or "the dying convulsions of old white guy supremacy". It gets harder.

    For a little happy news, Oregon's recycling rate has gone way up:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt...3ahS65A-TwM9Vo
    Not the only thing in Oregon that's going up.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...olombia-border

    Maduro denies the existence of a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and members of his administration have denounced the aid effort as a foreign conspiracy designed to destabilize their government.
    "This is fine"

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    (screams into a pillow)

    Yup. The plan is currently to hope that the help denied destabilize the government somehow. Or idunno. Distribution in the country will also be a challenge, even without hostile conditions.

    Social media (pillow) seems to think that the trucks are full of weapons. At 2-3 hours from Caracas in car, 12 to 14 kids died of things that could be prevented with serum, gloves and antibiotics.

    The sanctions have around 4 years, targeted to government persons, not the state itself, who could still import these things from Russia or China, instead of weapons, if it was true.

    the conditions that lead to this events have been here for 16. Discouragement of private Enterprise, lack of accountability of government bodies and officials, redirecting guilt to the "economic war", making any government employee have to be member of the government party or be unable to work with them, my generation Exodus, the government control of foreign currency, the funneling of inversion from town first aid centers to the Cuban doctor network that has no accountability, are more direct causes of this tragedy that government officials not being able to buy their third Miami house.
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    https://www.caracaschronicles.com/20...o-meter-vol-1/

    I kinda need these things to put things in perspective, at one month away from the reveal of most previous attempts and plans, things already fizzled out. This isn't going to be fixed overnight. It will take years even in best case scenario. But many things are different. Keep calm, things are going good.
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    it really does feels like Maduro fell on a huge trap he had settled it himself for others.

    Cannot arrest Guaidó, would reveal his tiranic nature some still deny, can't let Guaidó room free, loses power everyday with him around and will eventually lose it all.

    That's Jaque Mate

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    And a random meteorite fell last night somewhere in the non populated fields west of Caracas.like way west. Because why not.
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    So the dumbass GOP in Wisconsin are taking Colin Kaepernick's name off of their ceremonial Black History Month resolution.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/colin-kaeper...jocjvtg3yuy8o4

    But of course none of them can come right out and say WHY.

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    Bill Cosby says he won't feel remorse because he's a 'political prisoner'

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/02/13/us/...ent/index.html

    In his first public statement from prison, Bill Cosby said he will never have remorse for his crimes and called himself a political prisoner.

    "My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron," the comedian said in a statement released through his press spokesman, Andrew Wyatt.

    Cosby, 81, also noted that his cell at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia where he is serving his sentence, "resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners -- Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis."
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    R.I.P. Mars Rover.


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    A warning to anyone here who uses or has used Flickr: Save your pics now.
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2...esSX_3D-5sqQtY

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    Japan!! How could you!?
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...EYESmKiHCpGRvU

    This is revenge for WWII, isn't it?

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    Japan!! How could you!?
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...EYESmKiHCpGRvU

    This is revenge for WWII, isn't it?
    I fearfully entertain a theory that Abe is doing this to gain favor with Trump. That, maybe, this is the kind of thing world leaders need to do to appease this man. If true, where does it end?

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    Weekly reminder that the Sanctions against Maduro started way later than the famine and destruction of the production in Venezuela:


    https://www.opendemocracy.net/democr...ssons-for-left

    The sanctions started around when I came to europe, 2015, and those were targeted at individuals of the goverment, not the current wide sanctions and seizing of illegal transactions.


    The article tries to whitewash Chavez, but no, these politics and valves of production were placed by him for social control, that maduro doesn't know how the machine works, or worse, he knows exactly what he's doing.

    Also, this article is one year old, and If I were to dig, I'll find similar articles for each year, since the foreign currency scam started, or the "seizing of the means of productions" started.

    Let's say that 10km2 of corn production were seized, these were used to produce enough corn flour to feed 100 families, then the land was separated into 10 families, who decided to plant all of their needs there, corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, rice, tropical fruits and spices, the yield of these things isn't as big as corn, it barelly feeds that family, there is no surplus to sell, they aren't producing money but food that they are consuming, they have no time or access for a paying job as the tending of the fields is a full time job on itself, so the ground isn't fertilized or controlled for acidity or whatever, so the production decays, and as the corn flour isn't being produced here, it goes from 1$ to 2-3$ the kg.


    This politics of hunger aren't an accident or a surprise, they were the objective:



    Anne Applebaum's book, Red Famine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoment View Post
    I fearfully entertain a theory that Abe is doing this to gain favor with Trump. That, maybe, this is the kind of thing world leaders need to do to appease this man. If true, where does it end?
    Maybe it's just a distraction from the EU-Japan trade deal.

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    Today was insane, there were 2 concerts at the border, Colombia side to raise money for the humanitarian help, Venezuela side to set up more barriers for the humanitarian aid to enter, and while the show was happening, the goverment cut out the signal of anything that was transmiting the first, plus blocking google, youtube and anything that could inform them, and then in one of the other entry points for humanitarian aid this happened: https://www.caracaschronicles.com/20...anitarian-aid/

    Indigenous Pemon tribe were attacked by soldiers, two of them died, but they captured four. I haven't talked much about the suffering of the people outside the costal regions, the people from the jungle region have had it the worst, while indigenous people still live of the land, their medical needs are to be met by the state, and their protected lands, national parks and their very own lands, have been turned into hotbeds of illegal mining and trafic of drugs and minerals, the goverment not even admiting to the problem, and when they ignore a problem is because for them is a feature.

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    Attacks on indigenous people means victimization
    Trafic means money
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    Interesting article about the gene edited babies in China:

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...s-altered/amp/

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