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U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Program for Millions of Venezuelans

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The United States is preparing sanctions against a major Venezuelan government subsidized food program that distributes important food staples to over half of Venezuelans each month. The impact would be devastating. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela

 

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Gosh, ya' just can't help loving our beloved country for sh*t like this. Starve the poorer people...yay! That'll show 'em. But don't touch the rich part o' town. We're savin' that for the new dictator poopet.

Our comeuppance is gonna be hell, People.

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These sanctions may actually work for the Venezuelan people. They can respond as the Cuban people did during the "Special Period" from '90 on when they lost Soviet support. They did a strange thing. They started growing their own. Now 40% of the food consumed in Havana is grown in Havana. Actually Victory Gardens did the same for the UK and US and Canada during WWII. The Venezuekan people were suckered by Wall Street. They were told that they did not need to make anything. The oil revenues would provide them with everything they needed. They quit working hard and moved to the cities and so lost the ability to feed themselves. They have lots of water and a good climate so ramping up food production will be easy as well as starting to produce essentials such as diapers and sanitary products which are imported by the elite. Not having toilet paper or pads and diapers can be as bad as not having food if you live in the city.

The same tactic was used in Ecuador except Ecuador did not fall quite so hard as Venezuela yet. To see how the Cubans responded watch the movie "The Power of Community"

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This is really good information, and I thank you. I like having hope.

But I will still keep in mind all those who simplycannot make the transition with any kind of ease.

The sun comes out again after the storm, but many people and animals suffer/die while the storm rages.

The same will happen here, after having been lulled by comfort. :)

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Starving poor people and giving away American jobs is very hard work.

When the United States moves its capital to Jerusalem, God will be there.


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