The Success of Socialism: Part 9 — #Venezuela is in default

From CNN Money: Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis by Patrick Gillespie | November 14, 2017 | 8:10 AM ET Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences. The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night …

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Our second worst President spouts more bovine feces

I have previously apologized for my vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976, but it has become clear that I need to do so again! Jimmy Carter: What I’ve learned from North Korea’s leaders By Jimmy Carter | October 4, 2017 | 7:45 PM EDT As the world knows, we face the strong possibility of another …

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Worst proposal ever! President trump wants to "wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt

Worst proposal ever! From CNNMoney: Trump on Puerto Rico debt: ‘We will have to wipe that out’ by Jethro Mullen and Matt Egan | October 4, 2017: 6:35 AM ET President Trump on Tuesday raised the prospect of wiping out hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s crushing debt load. “They owe a lot of money to your friends …

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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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Why is her sexuality important?

Foreign Policy, always the poor stepsister to Foreign Affairs magazine, still enjoys a good reputation. At least, up until now: Meet the Lesbian Goldman Sachs Economist Who Just Led Germany’s Far-Right to Victory by Paul Hockenos | September 24, 2017 Xenophobic populism has returned to German national politics with a bang, this time in the …

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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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What kind of stupidity is this? We are leaving Da’ish fighters alive to return to the battlefield!

My mind is boggled. From The New York Times: Islamic State Convoy Remains Stuck in Syria By Rod Nordland | August 31, 2017 BEIRUT, Lebanon — For four days now, an Islamic State convoy with more than 600 people has been stuck in the middle of the harsh Syrian desert, blocked by American airstrikes, as …

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Why fight a war we are unwilling to win?

From The Wall Street Journal: Trump Takes New Tack in Afghanistan Fight President, heeding advisers, will add more troops and increase pressure on Pakistan By Gordon Lubold, Eli Stokols and Peter Nicholas | Updated Aug. 21, 2017 11:48 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Monday he would expand the U.S. role in Afghanistan while taking …

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President Trump’s ‘deplorable’ foreign policy worked!

But, but, but, how can this be? I mean, to accept this story as true is to accept, inter alia, that President Trump’s tactics have worked, and that just can’t be the case. From The Pirate’s Cove: Doom Averted: North Korea Backs Down On Firing Missiles At Guam By William Teach August 15, 2017 – …

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