The Success of Socialism: Part 14 — Even a former Major League Baseball player can’t survive in #Venezuela

From The Wall Street Journal: Former Rockies, Marlins Pitcher Dies in Venezuela Amid Lack of Medication Marcos Carvajal suffered relapse after being hospitalized in December Associated Press | January 27, 2018 | 7:15 PM EST CIUDAD BOLÍVAR, Venezuela—A former Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins pitcher died in his native Venezuela of pneumonia that baseball colleagues …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 12 — Children are dying of malnutrition in #Venezuela

From The New York Times: As Venezuela collapses, children are dying of hunger For five months, The New York Timestracked 21 public hospitals in Venezuela. Doctors are seeing record numbers of children with severe malnutrition. Hundreds have died. By Meredith Kohut and Isayen Herrera | December 17, 2017 Hunger has stalked Venezuela for years. Now, …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 11 — Leaky roofs

Bleak photos of daily life in poverty-stricken rural villages in North Korea. See gallery: https://t.co/1tsgc9tB4Z pic.twitter.com/BrpVCYif9E — IBTimes UK (@IBTimesUK) December 2, 2017 And the article, from International Business Times: Bleak photos of daily life in poverty-stricken rural villages in North Korea Ed Jones captures a world far from the gleaming skyscrapers, wide boulevards and …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 10 — North Korean soldier infested with parasites

Remember, The Washington Post is not exactly a pro-Trump newspaper: What the parasites in a defector’s stomach tell us about North Korea By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | November 19, 2017 | 1:49 PM The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who …

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Democrisy! “Responsible Wealth” want other millionaires to pay higher taxes No mention is made as to whether they voluntarily contribute more

The tweet caught my eye: NEW: Over 400 U.S. millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week telling Republicans to RAISE, not cut, their taxes https://t.co/65jIj2LljD #taxes — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 13, 2017 And it led me to the story: More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes By …

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Октябрьская Pеволюция

Под громадным давлением Кайзер Вильгельм II и Имперское германское правительство запечатали Владимира Ленина в поезде и отправили его из ссылки в Швейцарию обратно в Россию. Германия надеялась, что товарищ Ленин подрывает Временное правительство Александра Керенского и вытеснит Россию из войны. Первое действие коммунизма было одним из разрушений. And in 100 years, nothing has changed. The …

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The Success of Socialism: Venezuela, with world’s largest proven petroleum reserves, is about to run out of gasoline!

Advierten que Venezuela sólo tiene gasolina para un día El secretario de profesionales y técnicos de la Federación de Trabajadores Petroleros, Iván Freites, informó que la escasez se debe a la merma en la refinación. Venezuela, país productor de petróleo, atraviesa una nueva crisis por la falta de gasolina en las estaciones de servicio. Desde …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 8 — The New Republic calls for more socialism, just as socialism has killed Venezuela

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom once said: Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they’re now trying to control …

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The success of socialism: Part 7 — Venezuela is near collapse

I “know” Patrick Gillespie only due to a very brief correspondence, via Twitter personal messaging, after I criticized an article of his. He defended his position, but retained a courteous tone, which I appreciated. From CNN’s digital politics e-zine, State: Venezuela’s dreams are dying The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. By Patrick Gillespie | …

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The Democrats want us to take the same path as France

From CNNMoney: France is the weakest of Europe’s big 3 economies by Ivana Kottasová | April 23, 2017: 9:34 PM ET France is stuck in a major rut. Europe’s third biggest economy has suffered years of anemic growth, high unemployment and budget deficits, while neighbors such as Germany and the U.K. have enjoyed a stronger …

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